Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Bob Innes, Hamilton East—Stoney Creek

Monday, October 1, 2007

Robert (Bob) Innes is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Hamilton East—Stoney Creek 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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THE COACHELLA VALLEY HOUSING MARKET

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Sebastian GibsonThe figures relating to declining home sales in the Coachella Valley assummer begins and temperatures rise do not look good. But as withall things, even poor figures in a strong housing market make forheadlines, but have little affect on reality.Here are the latest figures. First, the Statewide figures arethese. Home sales decreased 27.8 percent in April 2007 comparedto a year ago. However, the median price of a home rose 6.2percent. What’s it mean? Confusion to the economists. Bad news to Realtors. And for the general public, your home maystill be going up in price, even if you can’t sell it. Overall,that’s not so bad. In areas suffering a decline in prices, orwhere there is a glut on the market, the prices may have declined 5percent. Still, that’s not bad. Weren’t bubble burstssupposed to be more dramatic? Then you have the strong market based on population increaseprojections which are all extremely rosy for Southern California, theInland Empire and the Coachella Valley real estate

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That rosy prediction, however, did not help the latest figures for the Coachella Valley MLS

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As with the rest of the State, sales of all types of homes (includingnew, resale and condo) declined 28 percent in April. For newhomes alone the drop in the Coachella Valley was 57 percent. Andwhile the median price of a home rose Statewide, in the CoachellaValley, the median price for all types of homes combined suffered adecline of 2.6 percent from a year ago with new home prices sufferingthe worst (a 6.7 percent decline from a year ago) and resale homesdoing best and actually increasing in price 2.4 percent for the medianprice of a home.So what’s happening? Builders are building fewer homes. That’s good. They have also taken dramatic steps to sell offtheir inventory. That’s good too, and even with their incentivesand price declines, the median price of homes in Southern Californiahas not declined substantially. That’s good also. The inventory of homes for sale on the market in the Coachella Valleyrose to 9,153 homes in April, and slid back just slightly to 9,108 inmid-May. As summer temperatures heat us and sales dry up furtherthis summer, the inventory may to 10,000 which will make for some badheadlines. But again, all may be explained away by the seasonaldrop in sales that normally occur during the hottest months (exceptwhen the market was roaring in 2004 when inventory was 1500). Andin reality, all it may confirm is that people are stuck where they are,except for first-time home buyers.The trend is not good and will not likely be improving thissummer. The new home sales decline in the Coachella Valley of 57percent in April compared with a year ago follows three straight monthsof declines of 53 percent in March, 43 percent in February and 23percent in January. And the story is the same in the InlandEmpire and in Southern California in general where home sales fell to a12 year low in April.Some economists have pointed to the recent fall-off in sales of moreaffordable homes as an indication of the ills caused by the people whobrought you no-interest loans and other creative financing that is nowbiting people in their posteriors. Others claim it is areflection of those who got in last in the market upswing or who havethe least to work with are now being hurt most as the pendulum swingsback. But no matter what price community you look at on the MLS,there is a glut of homes for sale and sales are hard to come by.To paraphrase a Stephen Stills song, you simply need to love the placeyour in, because moving may be out for the foreseeable future. And if you are a first-time home buyer, just like when you pick stocks,you need to be selective. Have your realtor look for the selecthomes where the price decline has been dramatic while the rest of theneighborhood has held steady or increased in value. If you thinkyou can time the market just right, lease short-term. But if youhave no luck picking stocks remember you want to be a contrariansometimes. When people are rushing to sell, that’s the time to bebuying. We may not be there yet, and if we do get there, you maynot even recognize it. And when you are ready to buy or at leastready to be prepared to buy, we can help.

Sebastian Gibson is both a realtor and a real estate lawyer in California of Sebastian Gibson Properties in Rancho Mirage, California dealing in

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Hurricane-force winds kill 15 people as storm hits Europe

Sunday, January 25, 2009

As a storm swept across parts of France and Spain on Saturday and Sunday, it left 15 people dead. Its winds were recorded up to 190km/h (118 mph), which are hurricane-force winds.

The storm made landfall near to Bordeaux, France at 5:00 am Central European Time on Saturday the 24th January. It traveled south-eastwards towards the south-east coast of France throughout Saturday morning, finally reaching there at 1:00 pm. It is expected to head north-eastwards over Italy and the Adriatic Sea, but without causing damage. Low pressure systems are fairly common in Europe at this time of year. Some reports have called it the storm of the decade; BBC meteorologist Alex Deakin said “Saturday’s storm is being described as the most damaging since that of December 1999 which killed 88 people.”

Four children aged between 9 and 12 died at a sports hall in Sant Boi de Llobregat, near Barcelona. The children intended on playing baseball, but sought shelter inside a covered area made of concrete with a corrugated iron roof. The structure collapsed, as a result of the wind. Local people and fire-fighters were at the scene in aiding children to escape the rubble. Three children died at the scene, a fourth died in hospital and 16 have been treated for injuries.

Other fatalities include a woman, who died after a wall collapsed and a man struck by a falling tree in the Barcelona area. In Landes, south-west France, a falling tree struck a driver; a 78-year-old man was hit by debris and another man, aged 75, was crushed by a tree. A wall crushed a man in Aigues de Busot in the south-east of Spain. A policeman was struck by a falling tree as he directed traffic in Burela and a sailor from a cargo ship died when the vessel got into trouble off the coast of Galicia. In Burgos, Spain, a woman was crushed by a door.

Approximately 1.7 million homes in France and tens of thousands of homes in Spain experienced power cuts. A woman, aged 73, died in France after a power-outage stopped her breathing machine. Road and rail links were blocked and airports closed. Airports in Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pau and Toulouse were shut, as well as train services, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded overnight.

Michèle Alliot-Marie, the French interior minister, stated that in addition to the 300 civil security agents located in the Landes region of France, another 715 agents would be deployed. She also expressed her intent to fly there today, after the high winds have decreased. French President Nicolas Sarkozy told reporters he would travel to the affected area tomorrow. In Bordeaux’s Gironde region, 19 residents of a retirement home were evacuated by rescuers following its rooftop being blown away. Authorities have also evacuated campers from the pine forests in Landes.

Thousands were evacuated from nearby housing estates in La Nucía, north of Benidorm in Alicante, as the Spanish Army helped to fight a forest fire, which was started by a felled electricity pylon. There were also forest fires in the region of Catalonia, while Spain put emergency services on high alert. Waves over 20 metres high were registered off the northern coast of Spain and dolphins were stranded on beaches in the region as a result of high winds.

 

Queensland prisoners put to work manufacturing water tanks

Monday, April 30, 2007

Prisoners in the Australian state of Queensland have been put to work manufacturing rainwater tanks to help meet a shortfall in supply.

The southeast corner of Queensland, which is currently undergoing one of its worst droughts on record, is experiencing a boom in the rainwater tank industry. Households, encouraged by subsidies introduced by the Beattie government, have enthusiastically begun installing rainwater tanks as well as other water-saving devices. These subsidies have led to a shortfall in supply however, with some households waiting months for tanks to be installed.

The new initiative, announced by Premier Peter Beattie as well as Corrective Services minister Judy Spence will see prisoners at Woodford Correctional Centre, Australia’s largest gaol, constructing tanks for AU$4 per day. Spence has pledged not to use the cheap labour to undercut existing tank suppliers. Beattie also pointed out that the programme would give prisoners constructing the tanks valuable work skills for when their sentences are completed. If the programme is successful, it may be extended to other gaols around the state.

The Beattie government has been increasingly criticised over recent months for its failure to handle the water crisis engulfing Southeast Queensland. Opponents accuse the Government of a lack of planning foresight with regards to water supply for the booming area, which includes state capital Brisbane, as well as other cities such as Ipswich, Toowoomba and Gold Coast.

 

Food with cancer-causing dye recalled in Britain

Saturday, April 30, 2005

The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced a recall of foods containing banned dyes which increase the risk of cancer. The food products were sold at the Tesco, Waitrose, and Somerfield supermarkets.

A Bristol company called “Barts Spices” found the illegal Para Red substance in their Barts Ground Paprika, which was sold in 48g and 46g jars with a “Co-op” label. The batch codes on the affected products are 5032 and 5089 (expiration Dec 2007), and 5075 (expiration February 2007).

Tesco also found that their 130g package of BBQ rice cakes (expiration November and December 2005) contained both Para Red and Sudan I.

“It would be very prudent to assume that it could be a genotoxic carcinogen,” FSA scientific advisers told reporters.

“As a company committed to supplying only the very finest quality food ingredients, we took the immediate decision to withdraw our ground paprika spice from all outlets selling the product and advertised a product recall in the national press,” a Barts Spices spokesman said in a statement.

Sudan I is only authorized for industrial use to colorize petroleum products, such as shoe polish. Para Red and Sudan I are banned under the British Colours in Food Regulations of 1995.

Britain last went through a major food recall in February, when Worcester Sauce was found to contain chili powder dyed with Sudan 1.

 

Third World Nursing Seizing The Opportunity Of A Lifetime

By Brent McNutt

Before settling down on a permanent or long-term nursing job, it’s a good idea to explore your options first and expand your horizons. Having an exciting and different kind of experience outside your comfort zone can teach you a lot of things, not just about the nursing profession but also about yourself, the world, people, and life in general. As the old adage goes, you only live once. One of the best things about the nursing profession is that it is so flexible and recognized everywhere. Anywhere in the world in their urbane scrubs free shipping, nurses are in high demand and thus, traveling and working in different places in the world is an opportunity you should seize! While it is not the most obvious option, working as a nurse in a third-world country can be the most exciting and life-changing experience you can have.

What is a third-world country?

In general, third-world countries are economically underdeveloped countries, mostly situated in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The term “third-world” may actually be deemed politically incorrect and the term “developing countries” is preferred. In these countries, there is a significantly high level of poverty. Healthcare, educational, and other basic services are grossly insufficient. Other common characteristics include high birthrates, over-population, and economic dependence on advanced countries, and a very low GNP. Because of these, foreign aid and volunteers are usually needed.

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Making a difference

As you can suppose, conditions in a third-world country may be austere and even dangerous. However, it offers a great opportunity to help other people, promote health, spread advocacy, prevent diseases, experience diverse cultures, and even a chance to make a difference.

Providing free healthcare

The most common type of nursing opportunities abroad is short term volunteer assignments similar to the Peace Corps, usually lasting for three weeks at a time. These “missions” are often sponsored and organized by religious organizations, corporate foundations, international organizations, or individual groups. Transportation as well as allowance for food and lodging is usually covered by the sponsoring organization and equipment and pharmaceuticals are usually brought to the site. Volunteers are organized into teams and have to make the daily travel to makeshift clinics located in remote villages or in the outskirts of the city. Residents of the village assemble at the designated site and volunteers provide various medical services such as adult, gynecologic, and pediatric care; they also dispense basic medicines.

Challenging encounters

A lot of times, you will need to adapt and improvise depending on the available facilities and environment. Also, you will encounter a lot of diseases that you only read about in medical books but do not encounter back home such as Malaria, elephantitis, neonatal tetanus, and various epidemics. A lot of these countries may also be undergoing political turmoil, armed struggle, revolutions, and civil war where armed civilians roam the villages. You will also have to adjust to the living and transport conditions-traveling on foot, riding a mule, horseback or in a four-wheel drive up mountains and across rivers, and sleeping on mats, on the ground, or on the floor. Indeed, it is not for the faint of heart. So before you decide on embarking on this kind of adventure, make sure you know what you’re getting into.

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Popular soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless’ celebrates 35 years on the air

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The popular American soap opera The Young and the Restless, currently the reigning Emmy Award-winner for best daytime drama, celebrated 35 years on the air Wednesday.

The 35th anniversary also comes after the series, known colloquially as Y&R, marked its 1,000th straight week as the highest-rated soap opera in a daytime slot. In addition to keeping the #1 spot every week since December 1988, Y&R has also been the top-rated soap in the African-American demographic since 1991.

A trend-setter since the beginning, Y&R relied on character-driven storytelling, accentuated with understated sexuality from its cast, which at that time was mostly young, in order to bring in teenage and twentysomething viewers who were ignored by soap producers and networks up to that time. These traits immediately set Y&R apart from other soap operas, and other soaps have since mimicked Y&R’s formulaic approach to offering something for everyone, especially younger viewers.

Since premiering on March 26, 1973, Y&R has become a worldwide cultural institution in its own right, racking up an impressive 100 Emmy Awards between the writers, producers, cast and crew since 1974. The show has aired in over 100 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, and reaches a worldwide audience of ten million daily. So far-reaching was Y&R’s appeal that Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci chose the serial’s theme song as accompanying music to her floor exercises at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In Australia, where Y&R has aired since 1974, the show was canceled by the original network that aired it in 2007, prompting a widespread fan backlash in that country. It was quickly moved to a pay channel.

Over the past 35 years, countless characters, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, and every joy and trauma in between have visited the residents of Genoa City, where Y&R is set. To commemorate the milestone, Mike Halterman from Wikinews interviewed three actresses who have played long-running characters on Y&R, and asked them to share their memories. All three responded to questions about what being on Y&R means to them, what their favorite storylines were, what they perhaps would have wanted to do all over again, and what they’d love to tell their fans directly.

Below are portions of all three interviews.

Contents

  • 1 Wikinews interviews Y&R cast members
    • 1.1 Questions asked to all three
    • 1.2 Questions asked to Melody Thomas Scott
    • 1.3 Questions asked to Michelle Stafford
    • 1.4 Questions asked to Tricia Cast
  • 2 Sources
 

Stanford physicists print smallest-ever letters ‘SU’ at subatomic level of 1.5 nanometres tall

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A new historic physics record has been set by scientists for exceedingly small writing, opening a new door to computing‘s future. Stanford University physicists have claimed to have written the letters “SU” at sub-atomic size.

Graduate students Christopher Moon, Laila Mattos, Brian Foster and Gabriel Zeltzer, under the direction of assistant professor of physics Hari Manoharan, have produced the world’s smallest lettering, which is approximately 1.5 nanometres tall, using a molecular projector, called Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) to push individual carbon monoxide molecules on a copper or silver sheet surface, based on interference of electron energy states.

A nanometre (Greek: ?????, nanos, dwarf; ?????, metr?, count) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth of a metre (i.e., 10-9 m or one millionth of a millimetre), and also equals ten Ångström, an internationally recognized non-SI unit of length. It is often associated with the field of nanotechnology.

“We miniaturised their size so drastically that we ended up with the smallest writing in history,” said Manoharan. “S” and “U,” the two letters in honor of their employer have been reduced so tiny in nanoimprint that if used to print out 32 volumes of an Encyclopedia, 2,000 times, the contents would easily fit on a pinhead.

In the world of downsizing, nanoscribes Manoharan and Moon have proven that information, if reduced in size smaller than an atom, can be stored in more compact form than previously thought. In computing jargon, small sizing results to greater speed and better computer data storage.

“Writing really small has a long history. We wondered: What are the limits? How far can you go? Because materials are made of atoms, it was always believed that if you continue scaling down, you’d end up at that fundamental limit. You’d hit a wall,” said Manoharan.

In writing the letters, the Stanford team utilized an electron‘s unique feature of “pinball table for electrons” — its ability to bounce between different quantum states. In the vibration-proof basement lab of Stanford’s Varian Physics Building, the physicists used a Scanning tunneling microscope in encoding the “S” and “U” within the patterns formed by the electron’s activity, called wave function, arranging carbon monoxide molecules in a very specific pattern on a copper or silver sheet surface.

“Imagine [the copper as] a very shallow pool of water into which we put some rocks [the carbon monoxide molecules]. The water waves scatter and interfere off the rocks, making well defined standing wave patterns,” Manoharan noted. If the “rocks” are placed just right, then the shapes of the waves will form any letters in the alphabet, the researchers said. They used the quantum properties of electrons, rather than photons, as their source of illumination.

According to the study, the atoms were ordered in a circular fashion, with a hole in the middle. A flow of electrons was thereafter fired at the copper support, which resulted into a ripple effect in between the existing atoms. These were pushed aside, and a holographic projection of the letters “SU” became visible in the space between them. “What we did is show that the atom is not the limit — that you can go below that,” Manoharan said.

“It’s difficult to properly express the size of their stacked S and U, but the equivalent would be 0.3 nanometres. This is sufficiently small that you could copy out the Encyclopaedia Britannica on the head of a pin not just once, but thousands of times over,” Manoharan and his nanohologram collaborator Christopher Moon explained.

The team has also shown the salient features of the holographic principle, a property of quantum gravity theories which resolves the black hole information paradox within string theory. They stacked “S” and the “U” – two layers, or pages, of information — within the hologram.

The team stressed their discovery was concentrating electrons in space, in essence, a wire, hoping such a structure could be used to wire together a super-fast quantum computer in the future. In essence, “these electron patterns can act as holograms, that pack information into subatomic spaces, which could one day lead to unlimited information storage,” the study states.

The “Conclusion” of the Stanford article goes as follows:

According to theory, a quantum state can encode any amount of information (at zero temperature), requiring only sufficiently high bandwidth and time in which to read it out. In practice, only recently has progress been made towards encoding several bits into the shapes of bosonic single-photon wave functions, which has applications in quantum key distribution. We have experimentally demonstrated that 35 bits can be permanently encoded into a time-independent fermionic state, and that two such states can be simultaneously prepared in the same area of space. We have simulated hundreds of stacked pairs of random 7 times 5-pixel arrays as well as various ideas for pathological bit patterns, and in every case the information was theoretically encodable. In all experimental attempts, extending down to the subatomic regime, the encoding was successful and the data were retrieved at 100% fidelity. We believe the limitations on bit size are approxlambda/4, but surprisingly the information density can be significantly boosted by using higher-energy electrons and stacking multiple pages holographically. Determining the full theoretical and practical limits of this technique—the trade-offs between information content (the number of pages and bits per page), contrast (the number of measurements required per bit to overcome noise), and the number of atoms in the hologram—will involve further work.Quantum holographic encoding in a two-dimensional electron gas, Christopher R. Moon, Laila S. Mattos, Brian K. Foster, Gabriel Zeltzer & Hari C. Manoharan

The team is not the first to design or print small letters, as attempts have been made since as early as 1960. In December 1959, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, who delivered his now-legendary lecture entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” promised new opportunities for those who “thought small.”

Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model).

Feynman offered two challenges at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held that year in Caltech, offering a $1000 prize to the first person to solve each of them. Both challenges involved nanotechnology, and the first prize was won by William McLellan, who solved the first. The first problem required someone to build a working electric motor that would fit inside a cube 1/64 inches on each side. McLellan achieved this feat by November 1960 with his 250-microgram 2000-rpm motor consisting of 13 separate parts.

In 1985, the prize for the second challenge was claimed by Stanford Tom Newman, who, working with electrical engineering professor Fabian Pease, used electron lithography. He wrote or engraved the first page of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, at the required scale, on the head of a pin, with a beam of electrons. The main problem he had before he could claim the prize was finding the text after he had written it; the head of the pin was a huge empty space compared with the text inscribed on it. Such small print could only be read with an electron microscope.

In 1989, however, Stanford lost its record, when Donald Eigler and Erhard Schweizer, scientists at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose were the first to position or manipulate 35 individual atoms of xenon one at a time to form the letters I, B and M using a STM. The atoms were pushed on the surface of the nickel to create letters 5nm tall.

In 1991, Japanese researchers managed to chisel 1.5 nm-tall characters onto a molybdenum disulphide crystal, using the same STM method. Hitachi, at that time, set the record for the smallest microscopic calligraphy ever designed. The Stanford effort failed to surpass the feat, but it, however, introduced a novel technique. Having equaled Hitachi’s record, the Stanford team went a step further. They used a holographic variation on the IBM technique, for instead of fixing the letters onto a support, the new method created them holographically.

In the scientific breakthrough, the Stanford team has now claimed they have written the smallest letters ever – assembled from subatomic-sized bits as small as 0.3 nanometers, or roughly one third of a billionth of a meter. The new super-mini letters created are 40 times smaller than the original effort and more than four times smaller than the IBM initials, states the paper Quantum holographic encoding in a two-dimensional electron gas, published online in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The new sub-atomic size letters are around a third of the size of the atomic ones created by Eigler and Schweizer at IBM.

A subatomic particle is an elementary or composite particle smaller than an atom. Particle physics and nuclear physics are concerned with the study of these particles, their interactions, and non-atomic matter. Subatomic particles include the atomic constituents electrons, protons, and neutrons. Protons and neutrons are composite particles, consisting of quarks.

“Everyone can look around and see the growing amount of information we deal with on a daily basis. All that knowledge is out there. For society to move forward, we need a better way to process it, and store it more densely,” Manoharan said. “Although these projections are stable — they’ll last as long as none of the carbon dioxide molecules move — this technique is unlikely to revolutionize storage, as it’s currently a bit too challenging to determine and create the appropriate pattern of molecules to create a desired hologram,” the authors cautioned. Nevertheless, they suggest that “the practical limits of both the technique and the data density it enables merit further research.”

In 2000, it was Hari Manoharan, Christopher Lutz and Donald Eigler who first experimentally observed quantum mirage at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. In physics, a quantum mirage is a peculiar result in quantum chaos. Their study in a paper published in Nature, states they demonstrated that the Kondo resonance signature of a magnetic adatom located at one focus of an elliptically shaped quantum corral could be projected to, and made large at the other focus of the corral.

 

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Yoga Teacher Training Cource in Rishikesh, India

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Yoga School In Rishikesh, IndiaYoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training Course in RishikeshWelcome to Om yoga Academy, where offers students the opportunity to experience one of the most unique, genuine & affordable yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. We provide 28 days of residential and intensive 200 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training Course, which is certified by International Yoga Alliance Associate.Our school is surrounded by the Holy River called Ganga and the Himalaya mountains, where is protected by nature and its perfect place for learning yoga. You will feel like home and safe with us during your study. We are not an ordinary yoga school. We strongly believe that our curriculum and setting is well organized and well planed for people who come a far from Home. Director of Om Yoga AcademyShatveer Singh RanaTraditional Hatha yoga Teacher, Shatveer Singh Rana, who was born in the holy place of Rishikesh where is the origin of yoga. He has been in yoga life since age of 15. Starting was only by the curiosity, however he was fully inspired by the concept of yoga.Yoga TTC Courses: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher TrainingOm yoga Academy offers students the opportunity to experience one of the most unique, genuine and affordable yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. We provide 28days of residential and intensive 200 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training Course, which is certified by International Yoga Alliance Associate.Our 200 hours OM YOGA ACADEMY Certification Training offers: – 200 Hours International Yoga Certification through the yoga Alliance -One of most genuine yoga teacher training offered systemized & well-managed setting -A complete overview of Asana (basic to advance), yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama, meditation & kriya.A special class every Saturday: -1st week Ayurveda special lecture about Dosha, nutrients & food in the yogic point of view & self massage – 3 hours. -2nd week Hatha flow by lead trainer – introduce different sequence of flow(e.g. standing flow, sitting flow etc..) – 2 hours. -3rd week Alignment & adjustment, coordinating with Yoga anatomy by lead trainer & anatomy teacher. it will deepen the understanding of asana & body movement with demonstration and theory & ppt. presentation -a complete teaching mythology on extensive teaching session that enlevels you to upgrade teaching sill, verbal & non-verbal expression & mindful approach to people with respect, awareness & responsibilities. -Experience Indian culture which are Fire Puja & Fire Ceremony in the beginning & ending of the each course. Yoga Retreat Program in RishikeshWelcome to Om yoga Academy, where offers students the opportunity to experience one of the most unique, genuine and affordable yoga teacher training course in Rishkesh. We provide 28days of residential and intensive 200hours Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training Course, which is certified by International Yoga Alliance Associate. A Short course is designed for beginners and people who need healing time by Holy river, Ganges. This course will provide you the entrance to yogic life as well as nourishing your physical body and mental body. Rishikesh is perfect place for yoga and relaxation. Through this course will bring peace to your mind.One week Retreat $ USD 350Inclusions: -One asana class a day (Mon~Sat) Meditation, Pranayama or Kritan(ritual with music) will be scheduled per day for evening session Private room with attached bathroom with full view of Laxman Jhula Free wifi internet connectivity 3meals per day 1hour session of Ayurveda massage a week Local sight seeing (Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh Market, Haridwar tour (most holy place in rishikesh region) River rafting (depending on availability) Short trekking in the Himalaya Gunjapuri Temple (oldest temple in rishikesh) visitingImportant note: Non-refundable booking amount is USD 70 for One Week Retreat. Remaining fees need to be paid upon arrival Couple can have 10% discount by sharing room100 Hour Yoga Teacher TrainingWe offers students the opportunity to experience one of the most unique, genuine and affordable yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. We provide 14 days of residential and intensive 100 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training Course in Rishikesh, India

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‘Jelly bellies’ memo costs Florida police chief his job

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Winter Haven, Florida police chief Paul Goward was tired of seeing fat hanging out over the belts of some of his officers. So he posted a memo to encourage the so-called ‘jelly bellies’ to get in shape.

The memo, entitled ‘Are You A Jelly Belly?’ didn’t single anyone out, and, apart from the title, didn’t call anyone names.

Goward, a former deputy police chief in Wichita, wrote “If you are unfit, do yourself and everyone else a favor. See a professional about a proper diet and a fitness training program, quit smoking, limit alcohol intake…Don’t mean to offend, this is just straight talk. I owe it to you.”

It provided a list of 10 reasons cops should get fit. Goward said that overweight cops poorly represent the profession, are liable to ‘poop out’ when chasing suspects, and may have to use a higher degree of force.

In the end, Goward resigned from his position as police chief.