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Israel undergoes major emergency drill
Sep 26

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Israel has tested its readiness for a state of war and emergency by testing its emergency services and shelters on a national scale.

The drill is to be analyzed in order to determine the elements which need to be corrected and fixed, and Israel’s emergency readiness is to be assessed.

Israeli school children were told to hide under their school tables as part of the drill, which officials claimed to be the biggest drill ever in Israeli history.

Syria has claimed, in return, that the drill is intended as a battle readiness exercise and claims that Israel is preparing for war.

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Indiana senator testing waters for 2008 U.S. presidential bid
Sep 26

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Relatively unknown Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is taking steps to make a run for U.S. President during the 2008 election cycle. Bayh has formed a political action committee (PAC) and already is a leading money-raiser among Democratic party hopefuls. The Hoosier politician also is touting his appeal to traditionally republican voters.

Among the selling points Bayh points to in his likely 2008 bid is that he is a democrat who consistently wins elections in republican red states by appealing to moderate republican and libertarian-leaning voters.

A former leader and key figure in the Democratic Leadership Council moderate movement in the Democratic party that brought Bill Clinton to the national stage, Bayh is known as a Democrat who won with landslide margins of victory during both terms as Indiana’s governor and two U.S. Senate runs in the traditionally Republican-voting state.

In an interview with the Terre Haute, Indiana Tribune Star newspaper, he noted Democratic former president Harry Truman as a role model. In recent news reports he also criticized the national Democratic Party image as being weak on national defense.

Critics point out this popularity with moderate republicans could be a liability for Bayh in the Democrat Primaries, which are traditionally controlled by left-leaning party activists, also referred to as “Progressives.”

Between January and July 31, 2005, three years before the election, Bayh has raised $1.17 million for a potential 2008 bid–more than most potential 2008 presidential nominees. He out raised fellow democrats Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and John Edwards. Each, unlike Bayh, are well-known household names in the United States. Money-raising results by political action committees are reported to and released by the U.S. Federal Election Commission .

Clinton is widely considered the front runner, and Democratic money leader. She has focused her attention on reelection in 2006 to her New York U.S. Senate seat. For that campaign, she has raised $10 million.

Bayh is being beaten in the money-raising arena by Democratic party chairman Howard Dean, who raised $1.77 million in the first six months of the year. Dean has made a name for himself as an effective money-raiser for liberal causes. But Dean has bowed out of the 2008 race according to reports.

Bayh is trailing the top Republican 2008 presidential; hopeful, Sen. Bill Frist, considered a top Republican candidate for 2008, who collected $1.9 million in the first six months of 2005.

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California campus pepper spray police suspended
Sep 26

Monday, November 21, 2011

Two police officers are now on administrative leave after an incident in which they used pepper spray on protesters at U.S. University of California, Davis. The students were protesting in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and expressing support for University of California, Berkeley protesters who police used batons against on November 9.

The violence was unprovoked, disproportional and excessive

The incident was videoed and distributed on YouTube and social networking websites including Facebook and Twitter. The footage shows a police officer spraying numerous students sat alongside each other on the ground at close range while walking past them. The video also displays officers detaining students as members of the crowd repeatedly shout the words “shame on you”.

According to CBS News, ten individuals were arrested by police at the scene. Nine students that were sprayed were given medical treatment at the location; Two were hospitalised, but later released.

Linda P.B. Katehi, university chancellor, has accepted “full responsibility for the incident” and has launched an investigation. She described the use of such methods as “chilling”; the video displays, “sad and really very inappropriate” enforcement and the incident has prompted “many questions about how best to handle situations like this”.

Meanwhile, the Davis Faculty Association, representing academic staff, condemned the actions taken by the University of California, calling the actions of the police officers “unprovoked, disproportional and excessive”. The association statement requested the chancellor of the university resign for what they called a “gross failure of leadership”. Katehi has refused to resign, believing that she had not “violated the policies of the institution”. She also stated: “I have worked personally very hard to make the campus a safe campus for all.”

Charles J. Kelly, who used to work as a lieutenant for Baltimore Police Department, defended the actions of the police officers as-seen in the video, calling it to be “fairly standard police procedure”. Kelly explained that the use of pepper spray is preferable to physical force in such situations, as opposed to attempting to lift up protesters. “When you start picking up human bodies, you risk hurting them,” explained Kelly. “Bodies don’t have handles on them.”

University of California, Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza also defended the officers’ actions, claiming “[t]he students had encircled the officers”. They “needed to exit” and “were looking to leave but were unable to get out”.

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Angela Eagle drops out of UK labour leadership contest
Sep 26

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yesterday, former UK shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle announced her withdrawal from the Labour Party leadership contest after losing to ex-Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith in an informal contest for support of MPs (Members of Parliament) in opposition to current leader Jeremy Corbyn in the contest. She says she will support Smith with all her “enthusiasm and might”.

Ms. Eagle and Mr. Smith agreed whichever got the least nominations from MPs and MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) would drop out of the leadership race.

This comes after MPs’ criticism of Corbyn’s performance in the recent “Brexit” referendum — which passed despite Labour opposition — displayed in a recent vote of no-confidence in Corbyn’s leadership capability, which received a no-confidence majority of over eighty percent.

Owen Smith supports policies such as reintroducing the 50 percent top tax rate, a £200 billion investment plan, and a referendum on any deal on leaving the EU. He has also criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity message as lacking substance. He said “it is not enough to just be anti-austerity, we need a concrete plan for prosperity”.

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As we all become a lot more aware of how turning a light on in our homes effects our environment we are looking at ways of reducing this problem.. For this reason we have now seen the popularity of installing led highbay lights increasing.

Not only do these types of lights produce a great deal less carbon emissions, they are a far deal cheaper to operate. However there are certain other reasons for you thinking using these types of LED lights over the more traditional ones that you can currently purchase. Below we take a look at a number of these.

Reason 1 – First off these types of lights have a much longer lifespan than conventional types of incandescent and fluorescent ones. On average LED lights have the ability to life 10 times as long as other lights. So of course you won’t have to spend so much time and money on purchasing replacement ones. Also of course you won’t have to constantly need to be doing the work of replacing them.

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Reason 2 – When it comes to LED lights these are considerably more energy efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lights. On average LED lights use only between 2 and 10 watts of energy, this is around 66% less than that used by conventional lights. As these lights don’t need so much electricity to power them then of course this will help to reduce how much your annual electricity bills will be.

Reason 3 – LED high bay lights are not fitted with filaments so they are not only much more durable but also these lights are a lot more resistant to breaking. So of course the risk to them blowing or them popping is reduced.

Reason 4 – You may be surprised to discover that these types of lights can prove beneficial when you need to run air conditioning in your home. Remember that LED highbay lights don’t use as much power and as a result they don’t create as much heat. So of course this means that you won’t need to use your air conditioning as much to help reduce the levels of heat in your home. So of course not only are you cutting down the cost of running your air conditioning system, but also reducing how much you spend on maintaining it.

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Car hits five-year-old Australian girl
Sep 26

Saturday, May 6, 2006

A car driven by an 80-year-old man has hit a five year old girl at a pedestrian crossing at Frenchs Forest Road in Seaforth, in Sydney‘s north at 4 p.m. AEST.

Sophie Delezio, 5, was rushed to Sydney Children’s Hospital. She has injuries to shoulder, jaw, numerous rib fractures but her most serious injury is bleeding around her left lung. She is expected to fully recover. She is expected to be in intensive care for three weeks. She is not expected to have to undergo surgery. A drug called NovoSeven is credited with stopping the bleeding around her lung.

The 80-year-old driver of the car that crashed into her has been arrested on negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm and failing to give way at a pedestrian crossing. He is expected to front Manly Court on 15 July 2006.

Sophie was also involved in an accident involving a driver crashing into the Roundhouse Childcare Centre on December 15, 2003 causing her severe burns to 85% of her body. She also lost both feet, some fingers, and her right ear.

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Computer Repair In Aylesbury For Home And Small Business Customers Sep 25

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So you drop your computer and crack the screen and the power adapter insert is not working anymore, or something else has stopped working – what can u do?

For Computer repair your options will be like this:

Call a computer repair company

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Throw the computer away

Leave it until you can be bothered

Repair the computer yourself

So what s the best computer repair advice here?

The best advice is that same in any situation – before you make your mind up find out the cost by getting a quote! When you find out how much it is going to cost then you can decide if this is going to be a feasible computer repair.

u123 Limited in Aylesbury have repaired computers in Aylesbury for 100\’s of customers and continue to do so each week, we also provide our honest opinion so you can decide what to do. Did you know that sometimes we advise against the computer repair? That right, what s the point of repairing a computer when you can get a new one for a better price than the cost of repairing the old computer! So you can either spend lots of money on recovering your old out-of-date computer or you get new technology, more RAM, a better processor a new warranty and the latest windows operating system installed. We have recently seen a new laptop with very good spec for just over 249.00, just think that if you have a small repair then this would be worth getting done but if there is more than one element that requires replacement you could be looking at a write-off!

So the best advice here is always get a quote before you decide the best IT support and computer repair companies will off you a no obligation quote before they proceed with any computer repair work. U123 Limited in Aylesbury are one of these companies Contact u123 Limited today to find out more.

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