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Defensive Driving In Calgary


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Defensive Driving in Calgary


Emily Smith85

Calgary in Canada brings to mind images of famous driving schools offering meticulous driver training in various types of vehicles. It is in Calgary only the award-winning driving school ‘A’ Driving pioneered defensive driving. Calgary is home to many driving schools in Calgary. Most of them impart driving lessons in the suburbs of Calgary such as Blacktown, Parramtta, Castle Hill, Holroyd, and Hills District, Inner West, Hornsby, Northern District and nearby areas.

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With multi-disciplinary classes in different types of vehicles the Calgary Driving Lessons range from two wheeled motorcycles to gigantic trucks. The Defensive Driving School offers a variety of driving lessons. The Defense Driving Schools in Calgary assist drivers to pass their road merit tests and turn them competent defensive and safe drivers. The good will of the public on leading Driving Schools is reflected in consumer awards bestowed on them. Calgary’s ‘A’ Driving School won the Consumers Choice Awards for six consecutive years and raised the bar on driving education standards. Top driving schools in Calgary also offer custom made driver training courses for corporations, fleets or businesses. Many Calgary-based driving schools are also offering specific e-learning programs in defensive driving. Defensive Driving puts focus on checking accidents and making the driver bold enough to face any adverse condition with a solution-oriented approach. As a result the confident drivers become eligible for discounted insurance premium as the accident rates of these drivers will be abysmally low. The ultimate aim of Defensive Driving is to make a driver confident enough to handle traffic in busy cities; markets and residential roads. The trainers of Defensive driving schools are highly qualified professionals. The students of Defense Driving Schools receive a progress card that will track their progress. For giving the driving test in Calgary you must be at least 17 years. Those who took Learner’s license after 1st July 2007 will have to keep their license for at least one year. It is a must for a Learner license holder to complete 120 hours of driving before appearing for the test. Completing 20 hours of night driving is another rigid stipulation. The Defensive driving schools emphasize on core skills and methods to pass the driving test. The expert trainers make the students conversant with the rules of the road and RTA test routes. Driver education courses include both classroom and on-road instruction. In addition to the rules of the road and traffic laws some of the basic things taught are: — Inspecting the vehicle before getting into the car such as checking for flat tires. — Pre driving preparation before starting the car, such as adjusting the mirror, adjusting the seat and fastening the safety belt. — Entry and exit from rural roads, urban streets, and fast-paced highways. — Reading road signs and traffic lights. — Giving a turn signal. — Parallel parking Handling of emergency such as flat tires, accidents, and running out of fuel. The GDL consists covers three phases: a learner’s permit, an intermediate permit, and a driver license. GDL imposes deadlines on each stage of permit, which means holding the Learner’s permit for a certain period before applying for the Intermediate permit and holding it for a while before applying for the driver license. The good part is GDL enforces stipulations on age requirements as well as educational and training requirements.

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Canterbury farmers to get aid because of snow


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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The New Zealand government officials have announced that it will give NZ$160,000 in aid to help farmers who were affected by the huge amounts of snow in Canterbury, New Zealand two weeks ago.

The aid package will provide four regional offices for co-ordination, food supplies and ongoing support.

The Federated Farmers for mid Canterbury say that the aid will be a start to what looks like a tough winter. President of the mid Canterbury Federated Farmers Rupert Curd says, “It is too early to say exactly how much help the relief package will provide.”

The snow has not yet reached a crisis point.

The Insurance Council has estimated the cost of the snow storm has reached $35 million so far. Chief Executive of the Insurance Council says, “There has been damage to homes, commercial premises both on farms and in town and vehicles. Businesspeople who have been without power are also claiming for loss of income.”

The Minister of Agriculture Jim Anderton has said that they are not ruling out giving further aid.

2008 Young Designers’ Exhibition to interact with the world


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Friday, May 16, 2008

2008 The 27th Young Designers’ Exhibition, opened on May 15 at the Taipei World Trade Center and closes Sunday May 18. It features participation by 87 academic groups in Taiwan and 20 groups from United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia to showcase various achievements in industrial design. It is recognized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as the largest show of student creations.

Besides the several design competitions, sponsors like International Forum Design (iF), EPSON, MUJI (in Japanese: ????, Mujirushi Ry?hin), Tsann Kuen Trans-nation Group will showcase different solutions for the design, creative, and cultural industries. The show’s organizer, Taiwan Design Center, also designed several on-site events like “On-line Graduate Season Show”, “Career Match-up”, “Creative and Cultural Showcase and Performance”, “Seminars of YODEX 2008” to link the actual exhibition with the on-line exhibition.

Besides of the previously announced “Wow! Taiwan Design Award”, winners from “2008 Young Designers’ Competition” and “2008 YODEX Interior Design Competition” were announced on Saturday, May 17.

University of Southern California spit test predicts cavities


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Monday, February 21, 2005

Los Angeles, California –A simple saliva test can predict whether children will get cavities, how many cavities they will get and which teeth are most vulnerable.

Developed by researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the test quantifies the genetic component of tooth decay, spotting the risk when something can be done about it.

“When we apply this to young children, it allows us to predict what might be their future caries history—the number of cavities that they’ll get by, say, their late 20s or early 30s,” says researcher Paul Denny.

Called the Caries Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) test, the test measures the relative proportions in saliva of different types of sugar chains called oligosaccharides. The same sugar chains are present on tooth surfaces.

The effect of sugar chains on teeth’s resistance to disease is analogous to the effect of “good” and “bad” cholesterol on blood vessels. “Good” sugar chains tend to repel bacteria that cause cavities while “bad” allow bacteria to bond to teeth and start the decay process. Unlike cholesterol, however, sugar chain makeup in humans is 100% genetically determined.

Denny and colleagues have found that the sugar chain makeup in saliva can predict a child’s future cavity history to plus or minus one cavity with greater than 98% confidence.

The findings suggest that in developed areas of the modern era genes play a more significant role in tooth decay than in former times or third world nations where gross malnutrition and negligent oral hygiene held the greatest impact on dental health.


Do You Know? Depression Can Lead People To Death!}


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Depression has become very common in todays life. It is not taken as seriously as it should be. If a person suffer for long time with this then it can lead to many other chronic problems and can be life threatening. Before sometimes it was mainly found in adults but now children are also becoming equally prone to this problem. The causes and symptoms of depression are often misunderstood. Depression animated video offer thorough information about the problem which is very easy to grasp. Before talking more about the condition its important to know more the condition.

Depression is a state of low mood that directly affects a persons behavior, thoughts, feelings and physical well- being etc.

The affected person may suffer from various symptoms of this condition. People in depression may suffer from sadness, hopelessness, helplessness etc. He may feel irritated and feel guilty.

They feel themselves worthless and empty. They loss their interest even in those activities that once were pleasurable for them.

The depress person experience loss of appetite or overeating. He feels difficulty in concentrating, making important decisions and in remembering important details. Depression animated video is a beneficial mode of getting relevant information about the condition is a very entertaining manner.

The person who is suffering from depression either suffers from insomnia (lack of sleep), or sleep excessively. He feels fatigue, pain, digestive problems and loss of energy although depressed mood is a normal reaction to certain life events.

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There are many factors that can cause depression in a person. Its a serious condition and should be taken seriously as it can lead to many physical and psychological disorders. Several factors such as psychological, physical, environmental and genetic can results in depression. Here is the list of several factors that results in depression. Depression animated video can offer relevant and useful information about the problem.

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Loss of friends, family member and spouse

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Medication can also cause depression as a side effect. It is found that certain drugs like high blood pressure drugs, hormones, arthritis treatments can cause chemical imbalance and result in depression.

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Home of controversial book publisher set ablaze


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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Four people have been arrested on terrorism charges in Islington, London, England, after a suspected petrol bombing on the house of Martin Rynja, owner of book publishing company Gibson Square.

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His company recently sparked controversy after buying the rights to publish The Jewel of Medina, a work of fiction by Sherry Jones depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad and his child bride, Aisha.

The bombing, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, led to the evacuation of the £2.5 million property in Lonsdale Square. Three men, aged 22, 30 and 40, were arrested at 2:25am BST by armed officers, two in Lonsdale Square, and one after being stopped near Angel tube station.

Police comments suggested that the trio had been under surveillance, and that they had advance knowledge of the plot and simply waited for the arsonists to strike, before arresting them.

On Saturday, a woman was arrested for obstructing police during their searches of four addresses – two in Walthamstow, and two in Ilford and Forest Gate.

Speaking earlier this month, Mr Rynja said that “The Jewel of Medina has become an important barometer of our time. As an independent publishing company, we feel strongly that we should not be afraid of the consequences of debate.” Ms Jones commented that she did not intend for her novel to be offensive to Islam. She noted that she “[has] deliberately and consciously written respectfully about Islam and Muhammad.” She “envisaged that [her] book would be a bridge builder” between Islam and the western world.

City of Buffalo, N.Y. fighting lawsuit against hotel proposal


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Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Buffalo, New York —Councilmember Joesph Golombek has responded to the lawsuit filed against the city of Buffalo for allegedly ‘fast-tracking’ a hotel that will be built on the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo. The lawsuit, filed by Attorney Arthur J. Giacalone, was filed in New York State Supreme Court on April 21, 2006.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a 72-room, seven-million-dollar hotel proposed by Savarino Construction Services Corporation and designed by architect Karl Frizlen of the Frizlen Group. Its construction would require the demolition of at least five buildings, currently at 1109-1121 Elmwood, which house several shops and residents. Although the properties are “under contract,” it is still not known whether Savarino Construction actually owns the buildings. It is believed that Hans Mobius, a resident of Clarence, New York and former Buffalo mayoral candidate, is still the owner. The hotel is expected to be a franchise of the Wyndham Hotels group. Buffalo’s Common Council, Planning Board, Mayor of Buffalo, Byron W. Brown, Savarino Construction Services Corporation, Hans J. Mobius and his son Hans S. Mobius owners of the properties at stake, Pano Georgiadis, owner of Pano’s Restaurant on Elmwood, and Cendant Corporation, the parent company of Wyndham Hotels are among those named in the suit.

Councilmember Joesph Golombek said that the Law Department is “fighting the lawsuit because they believe that we did everything fairly and properly (as well as legally).”

Golombek also stated that the lawsuit “could delay the start of the project” and that if he were “Mr. Savarino I would counter sue for any damages a postponement could bring.”

“Except for the lawsuit the city is finished with the project. In my opinion I believe those opposed to the project are simply use to the city procrastinating on projects. This one was passed quickly by comparison. Thus part of their frustration.” said Golombek.

“I understand the frustration of some of the people opposed to the project. But, in order for Elmwood to grow and thrive it will need to change. This change is a positive for that community,” he added.

Golombek also said that he is looking into “helping the displaced businesses.”

At least five businesses, Six Nations Gift Shop, Don Apparel, H.O.D. Tattoo, Skunk Tail Glass Company, and Mondo Video, will be forced to close their doors or relocate. Many of the buildings are also home to residents who will also have to move.

“I have personally contacted adjacent and nearby business associations and property owners to ask about the possibility of helping the displaced businesses. Hopefully the project will go through in a timely fashion and the displaced businesses will be able to relocate,” said Golombek.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 8, 2006 in the Supreme Court building at 50 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, on the 8th floor, part 31.

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  • “Others named in lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, April 26, 2006
  • “Lawsuit sends Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal to New York Supreme Court” — Wikinews, April 25, 2006

Australian teacher drops ‘gay’ from kookaburra folk song


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Friday, September 3, 2010

A school in Melbourne, Australia has experienced a backlash from the public for changing the last line of Marion Sinclair’s iconic Australian folk song Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree from “Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra, gay your life must be” to “fun your life must be”.

Gary Martin, principal of Le Page Primary School in Melbourne, claims that he changed the lyrics as he thought that “the kids will roll around the floor in fits of laughter” upon hearing the original lyrics. Martin wanted to reduce classroom disruption by omitting the word “gay”, here used to mean “happy”, as it was also commonly used as a playground insult. “For example, if a boy is not particularly good at sport, they will refer to that child as gay,” he continued.

Martin told the Nine Network, “I wasn’t trying to incite or insult gay people, [..] it was just a decision at the time that I thought would minimise a disruptive atmosphere with grades one and two”.

The Hydra Brush And What It Can Do For You


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The Hydra Brush And What It Can Do For You


Ella Howell

People often would like to take better care of themselves, as is evident from many New Year\’s resolutions. Health is typically the first thing that is ignored when it comes to the hectic lives we live, even when we know how important health and nutrition is. That s why people think of New Year s as a great time to begin fresh, by planning to take care of themselves and doing it right this time. In fact, probably the most common New Year s resolutions can include quitting smoking, starting working out, eating healthier, losing weight, and stopping drinking. While never located on someone resolution list, dental health is something that is extremely important when considering overall health and wellness. You should never think they don\’t have the time to properly care for their teeth regardless of how busy life can get. Both of these statements are untrue; poor oral health is often the cause of other more serious health issues and with the hydra brush, it does not take as much time as you may think to maintain excellent dental health.

It will be important for anyone to not overlook, root canals, teeth extractions and cavities is not the only problem that can come from poor dental health. Plaque will form on your teeth and around the gum line if your not continually brushing your teeth which then could become a much more serious issue. Tarter is essentially what plaque becomes when not removed properly in a timely manner. Tartar leads to gingivitis, which can then lead to periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart disease. The side effects don t end there; people who don t tend to their teeth usually tend to have strokes, heart attacks, and other possibly dangerous health problems. During pregnancy, women are more likely to go into preterm labor if they don t take care of their teeth. It might be shocking to hear the possible side effects from not properly maintaining your teeth, but it should certainly be enough to awaken you to the fact that brushing your teeth is as important as taking care of the rest of your body.

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Most dentists suggest that you brush your teeth twice daily, floss once a day, and see your dentist once every six months. The majority of people don t follow that rule, whether it s because they find it unnecessary to spend all that extra time on their teeth or because they just can t seem to find the time to do so. Why wouldn\’t anyone prefer to cut the time it takes to care for your teeth in half by utilizing the hydra brush significantly saving your valuable time. This electric toothbrush can clean your teeth and gums in as little as forty seconds. Not only does it clean your teeth in less than half the time, in addition, it gets your teeth and gums cleaner than a traditional tooth brush would. You will probably notice the difference immediately after using this product, you will feel like you have just walked out of the dentist s office.

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