Canada’s Scarborough-Agincourt (Ward 39) city council candidates speak

Canada’s Scarborough-Agincourt (Ward 39) city council candidates speak

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This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Scarborough-Agincourt (Ward 39). Two candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Wayne Cook, Mike Del Grande (incumbent), Samuel Kung, Lushan Lu, Sunshine Smith, and John Wong.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

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See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3] is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama |Alaska |Arizona |Arkansas |California |Colorado |Connecticut |Delaware |District of Columbia |Florida |Georgia |Hawaii |Idaho |Illinois |Indiana |Iowa |Kansas |Kentucky |Louisiana |Maine |Maryland |Massachusetts |Michigan |Minnesota |Mississippi |Missouri |Montana |Nebraska |Nevada |New Hampshire |New Jersey |New Mexico |New York |North Carolina |North Dakota |Ohio |Oklahoma |Oregon |Pennsylvania |Rhode Island |South Carolina |South Dakota |Tennessee |Texas |Utah |Vermont |Virginia |Washington |West Virginia |Wisconsin |Wyoming |Canada

Family dog missing after protecting kids from bear

Family dog missing after protecting kids from bear

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A boxer is missing in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, after it chased off a bear to protect three children. According to Bill Rusko, the father of two of the children, the bear crossed Route 30 in Ligonier Township and moved towards the three kids as they played badminton. The year-old dog, Major, then ran around the bear to distract it and bit it in the face. As the bear ran back into the woods, the dog chased it. It remains missing; however, neighbors say they saw it in the area. Major is now safe at his home.

Alaskan Smoked Salmon Is Full Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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By Shane Bryan

Perhaps, like millions of other people, you are watching your diet, and you wonder, is Alaskan smoked salmon a good dietary choice for you? Rejoice, because dieticians and doctors alike have declared that the health benefits of this delectable treat are abundant. Even if you arent watching what you eat and simply love the flavor of smoked salmon you can appreciate the health benefits brought on by eating it. Well help you by breaking down the benefits further.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Everywhere you turn these days; it seems someone is talking about Omega-3 fatty acids. Now its my turn to add my two cents worth. This magical unsaturated fatty acid in your Alaskan smoked salmon provides a plethora of health benefits, and are the major reason why eating smoked salmon is so beneficial. Well go into detail later about what Omega-3 fatty acids can do for you. Suffice it to say that they are an essential part of your diet, and one of the best places to find them is in oily fishes such as salmon!

Heart Health

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One of the major health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids is the boost they give to your heart. If eaten regularly they can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and also the chances of having a primary or secondary heart attack. If taken in amounts of one gram per day, a study found that Omega-3 can reduce the risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest by 45%. Thats a huge benefit! Omega-3 can even help calm irregular heartbeats. The American Heart Association recommends that people eat at least two servings of oily fish per week, such as Alaskan smoked salmon. For people with heart problems, there really is no more beneficial snack.

Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most important nutrients for our brain. They have been shown to alleviate the affects of disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in Alaskan smoked salmon, help build grey matter in our brains and coat the myelin sheaths that protect our nervous systems. In developing children these nutrients are especially crucial for proper development. Omega-3 fatty acids can even help stabilize you mood. So the next time youre feeling blue, grab yourself some Alaskan smoked salmon.


These days everyone is watching out for their cholesterol. Dont you wish there was a food that could fight back against those evil VLDLs? Well, you may have your answer in Alaskan smoked salmon. An American study completed in March of 2007 has found that patients who ingest at least four grams of Omega-3 fatty acids per day lowered their triglycerides by 45% and their VLDL levels by 50% on average. Imagine, cutting your cholesterol in half while eating a food you enjoy, like Alaskan smoked salmon. This sounds like a dream come true!

Joint Health

Maybe you play sports or are a runner; both activities that can have a high impact on your joints. Or say you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which can render your hands almost unusable. If you eat Omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis however, you may escape much of the pain of swollen and painful joints. Studies done have shown that people who ingest sufficient quantities of Omega-3 fatty acids suffer from less inflammation and swelling in the joints, and arthritis sufferers feel some alleviation as well. Eating Alaskan smoked salmon on a regular basis ia a great way to add Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

But Im on a Diet!

Thats just fine! Alaskan smoked salmon has the good kind of (unsaturated) fats, and contains no carbs. Its also full of healthy proteins, which help you feel full longer and also provide essential fuel for your body. Alaskan smoked salmon can be found on many menus and at many gatherings, so you always have a healthy option to choose from.

Now that you know the truth about how wonderful Alaskan smoked salmon is for your body, you have no excuse not to have some for a snack right this second. We wont keep you waiting.

About the Author: Shane Bryan, a long-time resident of Alaska, shares his love of Alaska with you at

. Also don’t forget to check out his store where you can get Alaskan smoked salmon and other Alaskan gifts shipped directly from Alaska.


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State of emergency declared in Kingston, Jamaica

State of emergency declared in Kingston, Jamaica

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Monday, May 24, 2010

A state of emergency has been declared in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, after gunmen besieged and fired at police stations, injuring at least two police officers and a civilian, killing another man. Rioters have erected barricades in the city and one police station was set on fire when it was abandoned after officers ran out of ammunition.

The violence comes after the Jamaican authorities announced that they would extradite Christopher Dudus Coke, an alleged drug lord, to the United States on drugs and firearms charges. However Coke is seen by members of the impoverished Tivoli Gardens neighbourhood as a “godfather” like figure, who fulfils roles that the government does not, and his supporters have vowed to protect him, one demonstrator stating “we are willing to die for Dudus”.

The Jamaican police accuse the alliance of gunmen from communities across the island state of a desire to “launch coordinated attacks on the security forces” and urged citizens to evacuate the Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town areas of the city.

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding called the attacks “a calculated assault on the authority of the state” and promised that “[t]he criminal element who have placed the society under siege will not be allowed to triumph”.

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