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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.

How to Choose the Best Yogurt Maker By Atica Brewton

Many people who are seeking a more healthy diet and lifestyle are contemplating what is the best yogurt maker for their budget. There are many different brands to choose from with a plethora of options and price ranges. Although there are many to choose from, the difference between competing yogurt makers is minimal. All you need is a device that will maintain the yogurt mixture at the required temperature for a set amount of time. Honestly, the best yogurt maker is the least expensive and most reliable appliance that fits your budget.

Many consumers choose the least expensive option and just won’t buy a yogurt maker. I don’t think these people are cheap, but I do think they should explore their options. Instead, they will use their oven for heat. This is a viable option but it will end up costing you in the long run because of how much electricity is required to keep an oven heated for at least 6 to 8 hours. I recommend they purchase a yogurt maker instead because it is more energy efficient and won’t use nearly as much electricity as their oven. I must repeat that they best yogurt maker is the most inexpensive option.

Another option I’ve heard from several people is to use a microwave convection oven. Once again, this is a large appliance that draws tons of electricity so your power bill will be affected from leaving the microwave on for several hours. Also your microwave is tied up and can’t be used while your yogurt is heating. Some people would be annoyed by the constant noise of the microwave. It just seems easier and more hassle-free to invest in an inexpensive yogurt maker.

There are several ways to make yogurt using alternative heat sources. All of these options are legitimate and can yield a wonderful tasting snack. I recommend that you follow whatever method works best for you. I like to keep things simple and worry-free. The less utensils I dirty during the process, the better. Since I make yogurt several times per week, this works best for me. In my opinion, the best yogurt maker is the most user-friendly and inexpensive device available.

The author’s website Yogurt Maker Enthusiast features tips on finding the best yogurt maker, how to use yogurt makers, yogurt starters and homemade yogurt recipes.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

At least 38 new cases of the H5N1 strain of bird flu have been found in wild birds in eastern Germany today. These discoveries, in conjunction with the fifth outbreak in France in 17 months, have prompted both countries to raise the bird flu risk assessment level.

German scientists discovered the outbreak after receiving 38 confirmed cases, all of which came from the eastern states of Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

In France, three swans have been found dead in an Assenoncourt pond sparking a massive response from French authorities. Most bird related activities have been banned and a control zone half a mile (c. 800 metres) in radius has been placed around the pond. Careful monitoring will take place for any further deaths or signs of illness in this area.

Many commercial poultry owners have been told to keep their birds inside as a precaution to prevent the disease from spreading further through Europe.

French health minister Roselyn Bachelot has stated that the current state of alert is appropriate, given the potential risk to human life posed by influenza.

Authorities fear the virus may spread across Europe and cause a pandemic, as was seen in Asia and Europe last year.

Following the outbreak of 2006, 13 EU members (namely Austria, Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden) had all confirmed cases of bird flu.

In April last year, France found that more than 60 wild birds at a farm with 11,000 turkeys were infected with H5N1. Globally, where it has spread to humans, the virus has killed almost two thirds of the 300 reported cases, according to the WHO.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Red River at Winnipeg is almost clear of ice blocks and ice jamming, however there are still dangers from the Red River flood.

Ice blocks which were as high as two storey buildings were ripping out trees, fences and railway ties. “You’ll see huge pans of ice standing vertical, up to 20 feet (6.1 m) high,” said Steve Topping, an official with the provincial Water Stewardship Department. “Ice was shoved up on the shore and took out trees with a very devastating effect. It has changed people’s view of the river.”

“It is incredible, the force. One piece of ice pushed out of the river about 20 feet. You watch the force push this up right in front of your eyes,” said Dean North, of the Selkirk Golf and Country Club.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are ticketing sight seers who are driving through road closure signs and approaching excavators, cranes and crews breaking up the ice. Vehicles, people, boats, and kayaks are getting in the way.

An eight year old boy is in critical condition after slipping on a culvert Thursday. He was pulled underwater by the speed of the flowing water and remained under for about five to ten minutes until adults could rescue him. The air ambulance supplied by Alberta’s STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) remains in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“This is not a spectator sport. It’s not about getting the best pictures for the family albums. I know floods are seen as a bit of an event, but some of the instances I’m hearing about, people should give their head a shake, they really should,” said Steve Ashton Manitoba Emergency Measures Minister, “Those who fall into the river or get into trouble in another way would be not only endangering themselves but the emergency response crews trying to rescue them. I don’t want to see a situation … where we’re trying our darndest to prevent flooding and save lives and somebody [who] decides to go have a white-water experience ends up killing themselves.”

Early Easter Sunday morning floodwater reached the rural municipalities of St. Andrews and St. Clements north of Winnipeg. Residents were sent an evacuation advisory Good Friday, however some residents remained. Rescue efforts commenced Saturday night to find those stranded and unable to leave as their vehicles cannot travel in the swollen overland floodwaters. Some people were rescued from roof tops as entire houses were swept off of their foundations by the large ice blocks hurtling down the river.

Highways in the area remain closed. Neil Gobelle, of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation said to “definitely continue to watch the Red River Valley and north of the city up in the Selkirk area. Things are changing quite a bit, quite quickly, so we’ll keep an eye on those areas.”

As of Easter Sunday, Winnipeg is expected to be ice free on the Red River. The River rose 4 feet (1.2 m) in the course of 24 hours. Rain is in the forecast and the higher temperatures of 17 °C (62.6 °F) will cause melting of snow and ice.

A weather system caused by La Niña is being watched by the United States National Weather Service and its potential effects between April 16-18 for residents along the Red River Valley. “We want people to be aware there is a very real possibility of the river going higher than what is out there,” said Mark Ewens, data manager at the NWS, “To have spring floods like this back-to-back is just an unfortunate series of events that have come along to plague us this spring. We’re wanting people to understand that this is a potentially serious problem.”

Reasons of negative attitude between co-workers found


Elvira Gubaydullina

The problem of relations between colleagues, between subordinates and management will always be important as all of us have co-workers and everyone is a leader or subordinate and some people can appear in both these roles in the same time.

So why does our relations with colleagues spoil?

The personnel agency Business&Career conducted a research of reasons of unconstructive altitude of employees of a company to each other.

Both structures of communication were considered. Formal structure reflects the standard (required) part of communication between colleagues while informal (unofficial) represents the system of interpersonal relations based on a “sympathy-antipathy” principle.

There are two main questions:

1) Why do you think relations between colleagues spoil?

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2) What is the reason of growth of intensity in relations between subordinates and their direct head?

314 persons from various areas and spheres of business were in for the opinion poll (interview). Post level was limited by the ordinary qualified experts, supervisors and mid-level managers.

In the first case (relations with colleagues) answers were distributed in the following way:

– Because of envy to successes of each other -17 % respondents gave such answer;

– Provocations or mistakes on the part of administration leading conflicts between colleagues – such point of view have 13 % respondents;

– Professional incompetence when a person lives for the account of other employees showing higher indicators in work, – this opinion belong to 23 % participants of the poll;

– Carelessness, indifference to colleagues’ problems, unwillingness to come to the rescue at whistle – 27 % respondents consider so;

– squealing , unwillingness to cover over mistakes of colleagues in that case when that will cause no harm to the concealer – this position was expressed by 9 % of respondents;

– Answer “rest” gave 11 % of total number of participants of research.

We would like to attract special attention to this point: rather big part of respondents consider envy is a reason of spoiling of relations with colleagues.

It’s remarkable that the similar poll spent in one of developed European countries, has given only (!) 2 % of those who considers envy is a root of the majority of disagreements on workplace.

In the second case (relations with administration) distribution has appeared the following:

– Personal hostility (non-acceptance of personal qualities) – 24 %;

– Professional incompetence – 39 %;

– Fear of a competition from outside the subordinate (fear to lose the workplace) – 11 %;

– Employment on protection when the decision on employment is accepted by a higher management and as a result the subordinate cannot be dismissed on the same basis as everyone else as provided by the contract or the Law – 7 %;

– Other reasons – 19 %.

Elvira Gubaydullina is an adviser, psychologist of personnel agency Business&Career.Specialization:Placement of personnel: Kazan, Tatarstan and other regions of Russia. Recruiting, executive search. Tatarstan labor-market research programs. HR-consulting.You may read her articles about other

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Reasons of negative attitude between co-workers found

Wednesday, March 30, 2005British computer magazine PC Pro has investigated the electricity costs of running today’s computers.

Their investigations showed that an individual could save £250 a year while a medium-sized business could potentially save £5,000 a year by making changes to the way computers and their peripherals are operated.

A CRT monitor uses £150 of electricity over five years; enough to pay for a new low-power LCD monitor. Using a screen saver, rather than turning the monitor off or using many computers’ built-in feature to turn monitors off after a period of inactivity, could cost £100 alone in a year.

It was also discovered that turning a single laser printer off overnight and on weekends would save £70 over the life of the printer.

Many others computer users however run ‘distributed computing’ projects while their computers are idle, such as the ‘@home’ series of projects (including the well-known ‘SETI@home’).

Friday, August 24, 2007

A two-year-old girl was found dead inside a car yesterday in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio

The car was parked outside the Glen Este Middle School with all windows rolled up. High temperatures in the area reached 100ºF (~38ºC). Police said that the girl had been inside the car for hours before her death.

A friend of the family said the child was Cecelia Slaby, however police are not reporting any personal information.

The car was registered to the school’s vice principal, Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby. The school staff had to report to work to prepare for the start of school next week.

The family friend that identified the girl also told News 5 in Cincinnati that Nesselroad-Slaby was scheduled to attend a 7 a.m. meeting, but decided that was too early in the day to drop off Cecelia, so she ran several errands instead. The source said Cecelia likely fell asleep in the car and Nesselroad forgot about her when she did go to the school, as she usually does not care for the child in the morning. However, police have not released any specific details. The family friend described Nesselroad as “mother of the year.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the temperature inside a closed vehicle setting in sunlight can raise nearly 20 Fahrenheit degrees (11 Celsius degrees) in just three minutes. Another three or four minutes, and the administration says a car’s temperature can reach 125ºF (~52ºC). Heatstrokes occur when the body reaches a temperature of 104ºF (40ºC).

No charges have been filed. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Look Slim and Trim and Improve Quality of Life with Obesity Surgery in Delhi



Delhiites, compared to the other cities people, fight more with the skin looseness, flab, and fat around midriff and thighs and everywhere due to having a fast but unhealthy lifestyle, bad eating habits, late night parties, excess intake of alcohol and excessively fried food items having higher calories, smoking, high-on-sugar-and-salt junk foods, less consumption of green vegetables and fruits, lack of exercise and physical activities, lack of sleep, non-absorption of essential nutrients in the body, stress and anxiety, hormonal imbalance and more. These altogether with some hereditary and circumstantial/environmental medical problems lead to fatness and other health problems like BP, Stroke, Diabetes, and reduced libido in people not taking well care of themselves and living a sedentary lifestyle. This article sheds light on obesity surgery Delhi hospitals providing surgical removal of fat from the body without leaving any lingering harmful effects.

Nobody likes to be called Fat and in fact everybody likes being called slim and trim , especially women and girls who are passionate enough to be praised about their sculpted bodies. This is where obesity surgery, also called weight-loss or bariatric surgery comes into the light. People having a 30+ BMI (Body Mass Index) are treated as obese and required to undergo weight-loss and weight-management options. A 40+ BMI necessitates the need for a surgical treatment. Obesity surgery is perhaps the last treatment option when other options like physical exercise, healthy diet program, non-clinical weight-loss program, behavioral therapy, specifically designed medical programs drastically fail to deliver desired results for a fat person. Going by the facts cited from various health records, obesity problems claim around 112,000+ deaths every year in the world including India. Obesity surgery in India is increasingly becoming a choice for people looking to rid of excess flesh from their bodies and live an improved, quality life.

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Bariatric surgical procedures are of various types including Malabsorptive surgery, Restrictive Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Band among others. Malabsorptive surgery involves shortening the small intestine length and changing its route to the stomach to limit food intake and completely absorb its nutrients. Any one of these surgeries is performed either Laparoscopically or Openly. The laparoscopic is the most advanced and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure in which a surgeon inflicts 3-4 small incisions in the body and examines the underlying problems through a laparoscope attached to a video camera and then operates through surgical tools. This treatment method is less painful, and renders faster recovery, almost negligible scars on the body, and less chances of lingering infections post-surgery. On the other hand, open surgical treatment type consists of a large incision and operation through surgical tools. This type of treatment is not preferred these days because of extended recovery time, chances of infections, large scar and other miscellaneous problems.

There are several obesity surgery Delhi hospitals catering to the treatment needs of national and international obese patients. These include Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute (PSRI), Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, CENTRE for OBESITY CONTROL, Max Healthcare, Institute of Minimal Access, Moolchand Healthcare, These hospitals have teams of highly-skilled and -trained medical professionals having years of experience and expertise in handling from minor to major and mild to acute ailments an health problems. The treatment cost at these hospitals for bariatric treatment and care is affordable and treatment is not only reliable but is excellent with the care and composure of the amicable medical staff and attendants.

The article is associated with the PSRI Hospital whose name is synonymous to Trust, Care, Excellent and Advanced/Specialized Treatment Practices, and more for catering to the wide-ranging medical needs of patients not only from India but also from across the border. The hospital treats thousands of patients every year for Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Urology, Liver, Paediatric, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Stoma, Obesity, Kidney Transplant, Hepatobiliary, Medical Science and Research and other miscellaneous in- an out-patient services available at reasonable prices. If you are looking forward to undergo obesity surgery in Delhi, then PSRI is the best choice available in the town.

Well, I love expressing my opinions on various emerging topics; especially on the issues like obesity surgery Delhi hospitals. As these fast growing health care issues and diseases have become very significant, so I have introduced best super specialty hospital available in the town,i.e; PSRI, where proper treatment can be carried out.

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Friday, November 24, 2006

An ongoing struggle in Kazakhstan between the authorities and a local Hindu village has turned serious. Forum 18 has been documenting the alleged human rights abuse regarding the Hare Krishna village for some time, but as of 21st November events took a drastic turn.

The following was seen and written by Ninel Fokina, president of the Almaty Helsinki Committee, and Andrei Grishin, official member of the International Bureau of Human Rights and Law Observance:

On November 21, 2006 at 1 pm the information was received that according to the court decision to evict the members of the religion organization International Society for Krishna Consciousness from the occupied land near Sri Vrindavan Dham farm, and the demolition of 13 country houses will beginimmediately.

Heavy equipment was brought to the suburban community: trucks, demolition machines, three busses with riot policemen, a bus withdemolition squad and the local authorities including the Hakim. Electricity was disconnected in the morning of the same day.

There were only women and children in the village. All men went to work in town.

The president of the Almaty Helsinki Committee Ninel Fokina tried to contact different officials in Astana (the capital): B.Baikadamov, the envoy of human rights, B. Muhamedjanov, the minister forinternal affairs I. Bakhtibayev, the assistant General Prosecutor; R.Aliev, the deputy minister for foreign affairs.

She had a conversation with B. Baikadamov, the only person she could reach at that time, who promised to communicate to theCommittee of Religious Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court, and the Court Administration Committee which includes the department of court decision execution.

At 3 pm representatives of human rights organizations: Ninel Fokina, Andrei Grishin, and Maxim Varfolomeev, press-secretary of theSociety for Krishna Consciousness, plus, a journalist and representativeof Astana TV channel left for the village which is located 40 km fromAlmaty.

All the roads to village were closed and patrolled by police. They would not let anyone go through. The human rights representatives and the journalist took detour through the fields. It was snowing, but they were able to reach the border of the village because of the four-wheel-drive jeep they were traveling in. But even that road was closed by patrol.

The jeep was not allowed to drive into the village. The patrol explained it was instruction of authorities. When Grishin and the jeep driver tried to pass by walk they were stopped and threatened to beput in handcuffs. And the patrol promised to send for additional force.

Lieutenant colonel, who came with another patrol car, explained that they are not allowed to the village for their own safety. He said that at that time the electric line was being dismounted in the area.

The driver of the jeep had his wife and two months old daughter in thevillage. He was begging to let him go through, but his request was denied. He was told that safety is guaranteed to his family.This group could still enter the village. They approached it from the other detour road, and leaving the car on the sidewalk, one by one theyentered the village.

As they approached the village they met two small groups of young people who were not drunk but unnaturally exited.They held hammers, big dumb-bells, metal crow-bars and sticks. Two of them politely greeted the group, and one said gaily, “Your houses are finished.

Four big busses with toned windows and two cars of ambulance were parked at the entrance of the village in the grove. 30-40 policemen stood by the houses, and 20-30 people in civil clothes includingthe leaders of the district with the Hakim, the head of local executiveauthority stood on the street, watching the demolition.

It was snowing. Residents’ household stuff such as mattresses, blankets,utensils cookware, and furniture were laying outside on the lawns by their houses. People in construction outfits (labor people) got inside the houses and started crushing windows and doors, destroyingwalls. The bulldozer was demolishing the buildings and the big stone fencing with cast iron openwork lattice which separated the houses from the driving area.

A small group of inhabitants (20-30 people, mostly women) did not offerphysical resistance. One of the women felt dizzy, fell down and was picked up by the ambulance. Police was bringing down thosefew (basically women) who tried to interfere with the destruction of their property. Two men tried to prevent the entrance of destroyers into a house, but were brought down by 15 policemen who twisted their hands and took them away to the police car.

During all these events none of the representatives from the Office ofPublic Prosecutor were present at the place of the event, even though both Krishna people and legal service people demanded meeting with representatives of the Office of Public Prosecutor who are obligated to be present during this type of actions.

The Hakim of the Yetisu district who was personally responsible for thisaction noticed A. Grishin photographing the destruction of the houses using a digital camera and commanded the policemen to detainhim. A. Grishin is an officer of the Human Rights Bureau and a journalist.

To avoid confiscation of the camera A. Grishin tried to escape. He ran away by 200 meters and was caught by the police. Police officers confiscated his digital camera and took away his journalist certificate.

Then he was let free, but police refused to return the camera, saying that they would give it to the Hakim. The camera was indeed found in the car of the Hakim, but the flash card and the batteries wereconfiscated. When Grishin approached the Hakim to find out for whatreason his camera and his journalist ID were confiscated, the Hakim told in front of the witnesses, “If I see you here again, I will personally crash Your eyes, even though I am the Hakim.”

No one of the policemen, who took part in the camera and ID confiscation,wanted to reveal their names.

Ms. Fokina was able to talk with the assistant of the General prosecutor I. Bakhtibayev, who did confirm that he would contact the prosecutor of the province and he would work out this situation.

The envoy of human rights E. Baikadamov, who was also contacted, said that the president of the Court Administration Committee Z. Makashev confirmed that he would contact immediately the provincial department and would give the appropriate instructions.

All the attempts of the representatives of the human rights organizations to find the people in charge of the operation and givethem any information were unsuccessful.

All the present officials refused to speak and declared that they were not responsible for the action. The Police colonels would point at bailiffs. The bailiffs did not confirm their being bailiffs.

The OSCE representatives in Almaty Eugenia Benigni and Lisa Zhumakhmetovadid not make it to the village. Their car just was stoped by police.

When the darkness fell, at around 6 pm, everything was finished: 13 houses destroyed, people thrown to the snowbound street, the village left without electricity, without heat and water.

The condition of the witnesses can be described as shock. The condition of the people who were thrown from their destroyed houses to the dirt and snow cannot be described.

When all the 13 buildings were destroyed as was planned … while theadjacent houses of other people who do not belong to the Society for Krishna Consciousness were left untouched even though theirtitle deeds have the same status … the bailiffs decided to give aninterview to the TV channel “to avoid one-sided opinion.” However no one of them introduced himself. The only thing they could say, “we are executing the court decision.”

Neither the Hakim, nor the police chiefs, nor the bailiffs would listen to the arguments that the governmental commission established to solve the issue around the Society for Krishna Consciousness has not yet come to final decision.

Notice: the notifications of eviction and demolition of the 13 houses owned by members of the cottage cooperative, who are the members of the religious organization Society for Krishna Consciousness, weredelivered to the watchman of Sri Vrindavan Dham in the evening ofNovember 20. The date of execution and the period for evacuating the buildings were not stated. It should be noted that the acting Kazakh law does not stipulate such a kind of eviction as the demolition of houses, and the eviction should be accompanied by the inventory of property removed from the evacuated building, while the storage of this property should be provided is necessary.

UK general election, 2005

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Thursday, May 5, 2005

The United Kingdom General Election

Labour Conservative Lib Dems
355 197 62
DUP SNP Sinn Féin
7 6 5
Plaid Cymru SDLP UUP
3 3 1
1 1 1  

Wikinews will have coverage of the election results at:

  • Results of 2005 United Kingdom General Election
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The 2005 UK general election was held on Thursday 5th May. The election resulted in a third term for Tony Blair’s Labour Party.

Below are the latest Wikinews stories on the campaigning parties and candidates.


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