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Oil leaking container ship might cause environmental catastrophe
December 31, 2017

Sunday, January 21, 2007

In the United Kingdom, an anti-pollution operation is under way after the stricken ship MSC Napoli started to leak dangerous heavy fuel oil.

The heavy fuel oil that is leaking from the beached Italian ship is extremely dangerous for the environment. Fear of pollution increased after the ship was further damaged during storms last Thursday. MSC Napoli was beached by Devon coastguards after it suffered heavy structual damage in the gale force storms of Thursday, 18 January 2007, that wreaked havoc across Northern Europe. The ship, which contains 160 containers of hazardous chemical substances, is listing at 35 degrees.

The entire 26-man crew was rescued by navy helicopters Thursday after severe gales. Cracks were found on both sides of the ship, but the current oil leak was not expected.

Around 2,400 containers were carried by the 62,000 tonne ship, some of which contain potentially dangerous hazardous chemicals.

The Coastguards have reported that up to 200 of the containers carrying materials such as perfume and battery acid are loose from the ship and they are looking for missing containers. South African stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless confirmed on Friday that there was at least 1,000 tonnes of nickel on board MSC Napoli.

A hole in the ship flooded the engine room and there’s now fears that the ship will break up. Saturday MSC Napoli was towed to Portland when a ”structural failure” forced the salvage team to beach it. As the storms have continued MSC Napoli has been further damaged.

The authorities have warned people about the pollution, which already has reached the beaches at Devon, but many want to see it on their own. Police have closed Branscombe Beach as more than 20 containers have broken up scattering their contents along the beach.

Sky News reported Sunday that the costs of the accident might be very high as thousands of pounds worth of BMW motorbikes, car parts, empty oak barrels and perfume might get lost in flooding containers.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/International
December 29, 2017
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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.


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 U.S. Territories
    • 2.1 Puerto Rico
    • 2.2 U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 3 Canada
  • 4 Other International
    • 4.1 Israel
    • 4.2 United Kingdom
Prestigious 2007 design award given to TAG Heuer
December 29, 2017

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Officials from TAG Heuer have announced that the company received the iF product design award, which was given away by the jury from the International Forum Design. TAG Heuer received the award for its concept watch, called Monaco Calibre 360 (Linear Second) Concept Chronograph.

The jury that gives away the iF product design awards each year consists of leading design experts from all over the world gathered in one place. The iF awards are presented in Hanover, Germany, at the International Forum Design Hannover GMBH. There are a number of fields and disciplines which have their own awards.

TAG Heuer’s Monaco Calibre 360 LS Concept Chronograph has won the award in the Leisure/Lifestyle category. The timepiece was chosen from over 2,200 watches from 35 countries. This prestigious award was given to the company for the second time in two years. Last year the winner in the same category was TAG Heuer’s Professional Golf Watch, designed together with Tiger Woods.

This year’s winning timepiece from TAG Heuer has a mechanical movement, which represents the first in the history of watchmaking to reach a precision of 1/100th of a second. The watch itself is to be seen at the iF design exhibition 2007, held in Hanover, from March 15 till August.

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Acting Tips For Kids

December 28, 2017

Acting Tips for Kids



Once you know what is required at the audition, you then you need to pick a song and/or a monologue that will suit your talents. Its very important to pick a song and then practice the song in the key that the sheet music you have is written in. Sometimes people go to auditions and there music is in a different key than theyre used to singing in.

“Let’s pretend a boy named Sam flunked his math test. A bully sees his grade and announces to the class, “Sam flunked the test. Sam’s a dumb dork.” Lots of kids laugh. Sam hangs his head and stares at his desk. How do you think Sam feels? What will you say? What will you do? Let’s roll play how you would like to react.”

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If this describes your child, I can imagine your frustration. Years ago, before I became a child and family counselor, I taught the elementary grades. I noted that my third graders could read and work somewhat on their own. My second graders read less well and had less focus power.

Learn how to create calm energy and pace your morning for low tension and high energy. Give your child enough time to wake up without rushing, Turn on the lights when your child gets up. Have a regular morning routine. Keep the TV turned off. Play upbeat music if you like. Talk about the plans for the day while sitting down for a good breakfast.

Start young – make sure that you start training your kids to eat healthy foods as well as lead healthy lives early. This way, when they grow up, they’ll be able to make healthy choices on their own. A lot of parents start feeding their children vegetables too late. This equals tantrums and poor compromises. When children learn at a very young age that vegetables can be delicious and good for them, they will be able to make healthy food choices without you having to resort to pleading.

Second, make lots of time for your spouse and you to talk and take care of each other. Make sure you have a date night each week, even if it’s just taking a walk around the block together without any of the kids.

Sometime people comment on beauty of your child and even try to compare them with the already famous TV or Film artists. Did you take the comments seriously and desirous of making your child famous by pursuing an acting career in the TV/ Film commercials or mainstream acting.

These things may have worked in the 80’s or 90’s but in the 2000’s they don’t seem to be as effective. Very few actors tell me that they’ve gotten quality work or agent representation by using any of the above techniques. They’re just going around the board wearing out their “shoe”.

Teen-eating-disorders can be very scary for parents. It is imperative that you make sure your teen is medically and psychiatrically stable. If you know, your child is not in danger; hopefully your anxiety will be relieved enough so that you can help in a way that is best for your adolescent.

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Wikinews interviews Dr. Robert Kelly and Dr. Jim Gill regarding joint scientific venture in North Korea

Wikinews interviews Dr. Robert Kelly and Dr. Jim Gill regarding joint scientific venture in North Korea
December 28, 2017

Sunday, September 8, 2013

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A group of volcanologists from the UK and USA have traveled to North Korea to assist them with conducting scientific investigations and installing equipment near the volcano Mount Paektu.

Wikinews interviewed Dr. Robert Kelly of Pusan National University (PNU) in South Korea, who specialises in security and diplomacy and Dr. Jim Gill from the University of California who has visited the Chinese side of Mount Paektu.

((Wikinews)) Given that the UK, USA have strained political relations with North Korea, what is the purpose of these scientists working together?

Dr. Robert Kelly: Mt Paektu erupted massively about 1100 years ago and has been dormant since. Recently there has been seismic activity, and should it explode again, it could be gigantic — and devastating. It is everyone’s interest in East Asia to know about such a possibility, so this kind of cooperation can be above politics. But it is also always good to engage North Korea to try to draw them out. Such engagement can occur in nonpolitical, technical areas like this most easily.

((WN)) Does North Korea understand that it needs the specialism of British and American scientists to plan for when the volcano erupts?

RK: It does. North Korea does actually engage in various track II programming, including student and administrative exchanges. This is not well-known due to the nuclear issue however. The North Korean government is aware of its technological backwardness, and they often dangle concessions to other states in exchange for tech transfers like this.

((WN)) The North Korea underground nuclear test site is very close to the volcano, do you think this affected North–South Korean relations?

RK: Not very much. It does upset South Koreans somewhat, because Mt. Paektu is actually [a] national landmark. It is the mythological birthplace of the Korean people. And there is some scientific concern that major seismic activity could impact nuclear facilities.

((WN)) Do you think that the field work being carried out by the scientists, being near a militarised border is very difficult?

RK: No, because it is in the interest of all local parties — NK, Chinese, even Russian — that Mt. Paektu is properly monitored. Indeed, I could imagine that, behind the scenes, the Chinese pushed North Korea toward this cooperation, as this is somewhat unusual for NK.

((WN)) May the North Koreans be wary and suspicious of their British and American counterparts, given the secretiveness of the state?

RK: Absolutely. I have been to NK, and I can say positively that the scientists will be monitored and accompanied at all times they are away from their hotels. They will also be isolated from the NK wider population. They will only interact with specially chosen minders who speak excellent English and have proven their loyalty to the state. And there will be security personnel with them at all times outside their hotels too.

((WN)) Do you think that Western scientists collaborating together with the North Koreans could set as an example of political things to see in the future?

RK: Not really. I hope so, but North Korean[sic] has a tendency to pretend to open itself, and then to re-close after it gets what it wants. All sorts of interaction with North Korea gets hyped as ‘a new beginning’ or a ‘historic opening,’ only to come to naught. That does not mean it could not happen, just that I am skeptical. Instead, NK is likely to continue to interact when and where it has certain specific needs, as in this case. And that interaction will be tightly monitored. Fifteen years [ago], at the start of the Sunshine Policy by SK, there was hope that increased interaction would grow organically and slowly open up NK. That was the spirit behind the Kaesong industrial zone. But in fact, the North Koreans tightly controlled Kaesong to capture its gains and limit spillovers. I imagine the same will happen here.

((WN)) Do natural hazards pay attention to international political differences?

Dr. Jim Gill: Of course not.

((WN)) Is there a high risk and increased seismic activity in relation to Mount Paektu?

JG: Not currently. There was unrest at the volcano during 2002–05 but it has returned to normalcy.

((WN)) Would an eruption of Mount Paektu have consequences for multiple countries?

JG: Yes. The most likely widespread consequence will be an interuption of air traffic between North Asia and North America and Europe. More locally, the tourist industry on the Chinese side of the border will be very impacted. Most ash fall will be in the DPRK.
For perspective, there was an extremely large eruption of the volcano at about 940 AD — one of the largest historical eruptions anywhere on Earth. It is uncertain how often it has erupted since, and how large the eruptions were, but nothing has been big enough to cause serious problems scores of kilometers away. So yes there is risk — it is large mountain with a long history of eruptions — but nothing indicates a high level of concern now.

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Australian Parliament hears reply to Budget

Australian Parliament hears reply to Budget
December 27, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Australian House of Representatives heard the traditional right-of-reply to the Budget released May 9, from the Australian Labor Party, led by Kim Beazley (Labor, Brand), plus Budget replies from minor parties in the Australian Senate.

While the Budget is politically popular, having as one of its main features significant tax reform, Beazley focused on the omissions in the Budget, such as the failure to address a skills shortage.


  • 1 Opposition reply
  • 2 Minor parties
    • 2.1 Australian Democrats
  • 3 Australian Greens
  • 4 Family First
  • 5 Sources

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Doug Anderson, Whitby-Oshawa

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Doug Anderson, Whitby-Oshawa
December 27, 2017

Monday, September 24, 2007

Doug Anderson is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Whitby-Oshawa riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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December 27, 2017

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As long as congestive cities and small suffer from a lack of space the construction industry will always have work. But one of the extra benefits of new buildings going up is OLD buildings being torn down! Thanks to all the long-term debris of construction site work an entire new industry was started, construction debris removal and construction clean-up!

Operating a construction debris removal or construction clean-up company can be a very profitable business. And lest you think that contracted construction companies are liable for the removal of ruined buildings and debris, than think again! When a new building gets built, the company contracted to do the work is liable for its own mess so to speak. But when the work involves a change of some sort, other independent construction debris removal teams and construction clean-up crews are imported to eliminate a site clean.So what precisely are construction debris removal and construction clean-up crews responsible for?

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On big jobs the debris removal team will come in and dispose of everything from concrete to wood including the exterior and interior support structure. Typically, these companies bill by the amount of hauling space is used in a flatbed truck. Another method is how many trucks are needed for the job. Strangely enough, the refuse debris that construction debris removal teams and construction clean-up crews take away is minor.

Rather, the area of space, containers and trucks needed create the baseline for any disposal job. The cost is based on the space used in the disposal vehicles. Customers would only be responsible for the exact space used in a truck relative to how much debris is hauled away. Invoices include two crew members to move items from inside the home, office or business into the truck and proper disposal of the items.

The x factor of construction debris removal and construction clean up is TIME. These crews are not working by the hour per se. Their work is based on the quantity of debris to haul or area to clean. Thus, the crews that have the most success are the ones that work the quickest. The invoice for this kind of work can be about $100.00 to several hundred or for larger jobs from $1000.00 to several thousand dollars.

The like logic that is applied to big jobs can be applied to smaller jobs. In fact, investigation has shown that over majority of contracted by construction debris removal teams and construction cleanup crews take place from homes and apartments that need debris hauled away for one reason or another. Consider the following needs and you can see why the construction debris removal and construction cleanup business can lead to a lucrative career.

1. Rooms and office space: Apart from hauling debris, construction cleanup crews may additionally clean, dust and vacuum and do any other job that offers a organized work area.

2. Bathrooms: If it is an modern structure the cleanup team will not only clean the bathroom but will sanitize and deodorize. This can include washing mirrors, toilets, floors and walls.

3. Kitchens: Clean appliances, counters, cabinets, table & chairs.

Creativity is the key. In addition to removing debris and hauling away unwanted items. Cleanup can create its own rewards. So whatever your constructions disposal needs are whether it involves wood or concrete debris that is the result of a renovation or construction project, or just have old items or furniture you need to have hauled away, construction debris removal and construction cleanup crews are the way to go!

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