State of emergency declared in New York over H1N1 swine flu virus

     Posted on Tue ,18/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Thursday, October 29, 2009

According to US health officials, New York state governor David Paterson has declared a state of emergency in the state as a result of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

The Associated Press news agency reports that the six-page declaration was issued because at least 75 people have died of H1N1 related illnesses in New York since April. Three have died from H1N1 related illnesses just this past week. The declaration also says that human cases of the virus are on the rise.

Paterson says he issued the declaration because “a disaster has occurred throughout New York State, for which the affected local governments are unable to respond adequately.”

The declaration will allow health officials more access to the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot. It will also allow for an increase in the number of vaccine doses available in the state and will allow more health care facilities to administer the vaccine, including dentists and pharmacists. Schools with health centers will also be allowed to administer both vaccines.

Despite the declaration, officials stressed that there is no reason to worry. A spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health, Claire Pospisil, said that “it [the declaration] helps us to be more prepared.”

The order came shortly after US president Barack Obama declared a national emergency last Saturday, a response to the spreading of the virus, which has now been circulated in 46 states.

Perfect Prom Dress And Some Tips On Them}

     Posted on Wed ,05/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Submitted by: Jeane Baptiste

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

     Posted on Wed ,05/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

     Posted on Wed ,05/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Mao-style suits fading away in China

     Posted on Wed ,05/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Thursday, March 17, 2005

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The famous “Mao suit”, prominently worn by Chinese leaders in the decades following that country’s 1949 revolution, is on the verge of disappearing from China, as the fashion-conscious younger generation shuns the previously common style in favor of the latest apparel offered by modern designers.

China’s President Hu Jintao was last seen in a green Mao suit while visiting a military base during the Chinese New Year.

During the recent National People’s Congress gathering in Beijing, Sun Fucai, manager of the official Red Capital clothing store, reported that Mao suits made up only five percent of his sales.

One shopkeeper near Beijing, Hu Bixing, sells Mao suits, but hasn’t worn his own Mao suit for about ten years. He says they are “…so out of fashion.”

In China, the style of dress is still worn by older urban dwellers, and many farmers still wear the hat which typically accompanies the suit, called a “Liberation” cap.

The Mao suit has a long history in China, going back to 1912, when it became known as a “Zhongshan suit”, because Sun Yat-sen, or Sun Zhongshan as he is more commonly known in Chinese, popularized the style as the president of the Republic of China. It was later made famous by the communist Mao Zedong during his reign as the leader of China.

One Mao suit owner remembers purchasing what for him was a very expensive version of the suit when it was more popular several decades ago.

“I haven’t worn it in 20 years,” said government-employed driver Zhang Xiaotong. “If I put it on today people would look at me like I was a bit odd.”

3 Outstanding Ways To Diet With Coleman Products While Camping}

     Posted on Wed ,05/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Submitted by: Steve Pak

Are you on a diet? Today, a growing amount of food is available for those on diets. There is fat-free food. There is low-fat food. And if you are concerned about how the food is grown, there are whole foods. When we are at home, our diet foods are readily available to us. They are literally as close as a stroll to the kitchen. But when camping, we are far from supermarkets and the comforts of an Amish Country Inn Berlin Ohio. Maybe the only whole foods you will find while hiking in the wilderness, is a wild raspberry bush. But do we have to completely ditch our diets during our camping trips?

Fortunately for dieters, camping provides many excellent chances to burn calories and fat. As somewhat of a city slicker, I have always looked forward to the workout I get hiking, spelunking, and whatever other kinesthetic activities that are involved in camping. So the camping itself can be healthy.

That said, keep in mind that you will not have access to all of the tools that you have at your home. Does that mean that you should give your diet a vacation while on your next camping trip? Well, not entirely, but you can certainly binge somewhat while camping, and enjoy some of the foods that your dietician might not give a thumbs-up on. After you get back to home or to the luxuries provided at Amish Country Ohio Lodging, you can start complying 100% with your diet.

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However, in the case that failing to follow your diet could result in a serious health problem, you should definitely try to adhere to it. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, a heart disease, etc., eating the wrong foods could literally create a life and death situation. So if you have a very strict diet for a serious health condition, make sure to consult your doctor before you head out camping.

With some planning and innovation, you can use some general techniques to stick with your diet fairly well while camping:

1. Heat up the grill. Grilling on a Coleman camping grill provides an outstanding way to prepare foods that you would enjoy at an Amish Country Inn Berlin Ohio. From trout and veggie burgers, to corn-on-the-cob and potatoes, grilled food contains much less fat than foods prepared by other means, such as frying. And it tastes great!

2. Mix it up. Coleman provides a line of rechargeable blenders that are perfect for camping. With a blender, you can whip up the same juices, shakes and smoothies that you might enjoy at an Amish Country Ohio Lodging. And it takes just minutes! Try creating a vegetable juice medley; or a fruit shake or smoothie with several fruits. One serving can give you a large chunk of the five servings of fruits and vegetables that nutritionists recommend.

3. Meatless meals. Experts have discovered that eliminating meats or animal products from your diet one day a week, can benefit your overall health. If you are a vegetarian or vegan for whatever reason, you can certainly maintain your special diet when camping. One of the easiest ways is to simply prepare meat dishes that could be served at an Amish Country Inn Berlin Ohiowithout the meat. Have a tasty baked potato without the bacon bits. Enjoy a plate of spaghetti without adding meat to the sauce. If you are a vegetarian and absolutely must eat a can of baked beans, bring along a variety without the pork.

Can camping and dieting go hand-in-hand? The answer is: absolutely yes! It is okay to live a little and not follow your diet 100% while camping. But some planning can help you to stay relatively close to your diet, until you get back to Amish Country Ohio Lodging. Think: thin!

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Felicite Stairs, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

     Posted on Tue ,04/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Monday, September 24, 2007

Felicite Stairs is running for the Ontario NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her 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.

Blender Foundation launches open movie, open game projects

     Posted on Tue ,04/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Blender Foundation, which maintains the open source 3D tool Blender, has announced two new projects, codenamed Peach and Apricot. Project Peach will be a new open source movie, following in the footsteps of last year’s Elephants Dream project (which was initially codenamed Orange). Apricot, on the other hand, will use Blender in conjunction with open source 3D framework Crystal Space to create an open game, thereby showcasing both technologies.

The Blender Foundation published the plans on its website on Sunday. In order to support these and future projects, it will also set up a permanent studio called the “Blender Institute”, where software developers and artists can work together in a single location.

The Peach movie project will be headed by Sacha “Sago” Goedegebure from the Netherlands and Lyubomir Kovachev from Bulgaria. Goedegebure is well known in the Blender community for the “Man in Man” animation, which won the 2006 Suzanne Award for Character Animation. Where the theme of Elephants Dream was dark and industrial, Peach will be “funny and furry”, according to the project announcement. The project is to be completed within 6 months, beginning October 1.

Blender’s open game project is still at an earlier planning stage, and details will be announced at the Crystal Space Conference in July. According to the published plans, the project will also be completed within 6-8 months, and it will have a budget of more than 50,000 Euros.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Bruce Haines, Bramalea-Gore-Malton

     Posted on Tue ,04/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bruce Haines is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton 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.

An Exciting Weekend Break In Abu Dhabi}

     Posted on Sun ,02/04/2017 by vcNAT5n4

Submitted by: Michael Gomes

Looking for destinations for your City Breaks? How about visiting Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for fun filled exciting weekend breaks? Located off the city of Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is one of the most unique and popular entertainment destinations amongst tourist from all across the globe. This man-made island can be reached by flight, car or boat. It offers endless entertainment options to people of all age groups. Listed below are the must see attractions at the Yas Island:

Ferrari World:

This is one of the largest indoor Ferrari based theme park with over 20 attractions. The park offers thrilling adventures, rides, attractions, themed stores, restaurants, play areas, museum and much more to visitors. From the fastest roller coaster ride Formula Rossa to go karts, simulators and much more can be experienced at the Ferrari World.

Yas Water World:

You can choose to spend a day-out with your family or friends at the most exciting 15 hectare water park in Abu Dhabi. The park features 43 slides, various attractions, restaurants, pubs and other entertainment areas for kids and adults.

Yas Links:

If you love golf, pay a visit to Yas Links, one of the top golf courses across the world. Located in the heart of Yas Island, this course is set in middle of rolling mountains and lush green mangrove plantations overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The course features 9 Hole Academy par 3 course ideal for beginners with floodlit practice area and putting green. The course also features classy restaurants and bistros where you can sit back and relax.

Yas Marina:

This is one of the worlds best marinas offering breath taking views of the seaport, race circuit, deep blue Ocean, and luscious greenery. You can take a stroll on the promenade and enjoy your favorite drink on the terrace at one of the marinas top restaurants whilst enjoying the panoramic marina views. The marina features an interactive musical fountain, a childrens playground, charter operators, physiotherapy, fitness facilities and boat chandlery.

Yas Marina Circuit:

The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Designed by Hermann Tilke, this is UAE’s most exciting sporting & entertainment venue. The circuit offers enormous leisure and adventure activities. Whether you wish to drive a Formula 1 Race Car or enjoy go-karting with your family, you can do all of this and much more at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Yas Mall And Beach:

For people who love to shop, you have Yas Mall that is the best destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The mall includes 370 stores and 60 plus restaurants and cafes with a cinema hall, entertainment zone, play area for kids and loads more. Enjoy fashion, dining and entertainment all under one roof at Yas Mall. If you just want to sit back and relax on your holiday, visit the Yas Beach.

Yas Island is indeed one of the best entertainment destinations in Abu Dhabi. Plan a trip for an unforgettable holiday experience with your loved ones.

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