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Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Paltz, New York — More than 350 U.S. students took part in a demonstration Friday outside the SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building where student leaders used a bullhorn from the rooftop to rally the gathering on the concourse below. University police dispersed student leaders from the roof which was followed by more than 100 students storming the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB).

During the 2004–2005 academic year, students lobbied for a $10 million renovation project for their Student Union Building, which has not been renovated since its construction more than 30 years ago.

HAB spokesman Eric Gullickson said that the supplemental appropriation for the project is the largest in the history of the college and that the six-member advisory committee includes three students but that; “the Student Association, which was offered the first seat on this committee, declined the opportunity,” Gullickson said.

Student leaders, including Student Body President R.J. Partington III and Student Senate ChairJustin Holmes, who played a role in organizing this demonstration, testified during the Spring 2005 semester before the New York State Assembly Committee on Higher Education, eventually winning the renovation project. Holmes says that Gullickson’s assertions are; “an out-and-out lie. The SA was never offered such a seat. We were offered 1 seat on a seven seat committee, with the administration selecting the other six members.”

The major arguments for a capital project on the Student Union Building were that it:

  • did not accommodate organizations and organization office needs
  • lacked crucial technology for student mobilization
  • was built for a student population less than half the size of 2005, and
  • was one of the longest standing Student Unions in the SUNY system which had not undergone a renovation

During the Fall 2005 semester the HAB claimed that it would oversee the renovation project, citing the need for a larger lobby and bookstore.

The Kingston Daily Freeman reported:

The crystallizing issue for the demonstration was the upcoming $10 million renovation of the Student Union building. The renovation, scheduled to begin in about two years, will be the first major change to the building since it was built 34 years ago, according to college spokesman Eric Gullickson, who said the supplemental appropriation for the project in the state budget is the largest in the college’s history.

Gullickson also said that a six-member committee had been formed to guide the design process, but student leaders, including Partington, were told that the proposed committee would be seven members, including four non-students and two students who were appointed by the HAB.

“No matter the size and makeup of the HAB’s so-called renovation committee, it has nothing to do with the actual renovation process, which will be administered by a student committee, with input from other parties of course considered,” responded Holmes.

During the Fall 2005 semester, Student Body President R.J. Partington III attempted to negotiate with Administrators, including HAB President Steven G. Poskanzer, over the project.

The HAB refused to concede to student demands.

At this point, the Student Senate passed legislation proclaiming that the project would be overseen by a committee where students constitute a majority, and Partington announced that he “did not recognize and would not sit on” any committee that did not meet the needs of students.

Vice President of Acacdemic Affairs & Governance, Stephanie Adika said, “If the HAB won’t even listen to us about our own building, how are they going to listen to us about all the other problems the students have with SUNY New Paltz.”

Poisoned liquor kills 17 in Kenyan slum

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poisoned liquor, locally known as changaa, killed seventeen and blinded a dozen in Kenya’s largest slum. Many of the people who died were found in their homes, in Nairobi slum Kibera.

Police said the changaa “may have contained traces of methanol”, BBC News reported.

The woman who distilled the liquor was arrested. Authorities are investigating if the addition of poison was accidental or not.

Changaa is often supplemented with additives that make it more potent. Many Kenyans die from poisoned liquor every year, often sold in the brewer’s home.

Fibromyalgia Relief Through Chiropractic Care In Nashville Tn}

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Submitted by: Princess Cruz

Three to six million people in the United States alone have the chronic disorder fibromyalgia, and for some reason unknown to science, over 90% of people who develop fibromyalgia are women. People suffering from fibromyalgia frequently feel widespread sensitivity and pain throughout their entire musculoskeletal system, as well as disturbed sleep and long-term fatigue. Fibromyalgia can also be associated with TMJ pain, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, and a host of psychological conditions. Since traditional medical science knows so little about this disorder, chiropractors have stepped into the breach and offer their services to help fibromyalgia patients get some relief. Nashville Chiropractic doctors know that a patient must have pain in at least 11 out of 18 characteristic tender points in the body that have been associated with fibromyalgia, and they would like to describe some of the options and advice that can be provided for these patients:

– Chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with ischemic compression (a soft tissue technique) were proven to provide relief to 60% of patients in a recent study. Patients experienced pain reduction, decreased fatigue and improved sleep after their chiropractic options

– Our chiropractors are skilled neuromusculoskeletal professionals, and they are trained to provide positive effects on a patient’s nervous system. Chiropractic doctors are also skilled at helping patients who suffer from morning stiffness, headaches, sleep disturbances, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome, temperature sensitivity, restless legs syndrome, memory and cognitive problems (sometimes called ‘fibro fog’, and tingling or numbness of the extremities also known as neuropathy

– Chiropractic doctors treat joint irritation in the spine created by vertebral subluxations. Because one of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is that muscles tighten up and lose a lot of their natural pliability, our chiropractors know that they must continually keep the spine moving and adjust it regularly. Some patients require chiropractic adjustments three to four times a month to keep their spine relaxed and mobile, a thorough exam with your chiropractor will help determine the right plan of action to help you achieve wellness

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– We provide chiropractic care combined with other therapy methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy, massage techniques, and exercise, in order to provide some much-needed relief for these patients

– Chiropractic doctors use therapies for fibromyalgia patients that are gentle, and in accordance with what their capacity is to accept solutions. Many of our patients also experience less depression and anxiety after our sessions

– Chiropractic doctors treat back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, and pain in pressure points, with the hope of pain reduction and increased lumbar and cervical ranges of motion

– Chiropractic options have been shown to manipulate the spine and neck in a gentle manner that gives relief to many patients. Many sufferers of fibromyalgia have something called upper cervical spinal stenosis and have severe pain because of spine covering compressions. Pain levels lessen when the compression is released

Chiropractic uses a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference to help you feel your best.

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Evaluating Freelance Search Engine Marketing Consultants And Agencies}

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Submitted by: Josephine Devine

What is the big difference in between freelance Seo consultants and companies?The primary big difference is apparent, freelancers work as impartial consultants. They’re usually self-employed and their client base is frequently localised, though in idea freelance SEO’s can work from anyplace with customers from anyplace.Seo companies give comparable consultancy companies but they have a huge crew. The dimension of an Seo agency will array from nearly anything from a few of people to hundreds. Seo companies frequently give other internet advertising companies like internet design and style, shell out per click advertising or exhibit advertising as properly as Seo.ValueAs with other service primarily based industries usually freelance SEO’s are cheaper than Seo companies. Agencies have larger overheads like offices and sales groups, finance departments and account managers. Most freelancers work independently from residence offices creating their overheads substantially reduce.Most companies an freelance SEO’s price tag their work hourly or on a day fee.ApproachThe actual Seo method which companies and freelance consultants follow is usually fairly comparable. There’s a fairly properly formulated finest apply method for optimising a site which usually appears one thing like:

Key phrase research

Technical optimisation

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Terminology and the facts of every single component of the method will vary from agency to agency and consultant to consultant but most will follow this formula by and huge. Some freelancers may possibly focus on a specific component of the Seo method like website link building but most are all rounders who can total all elements of the method.The largest big difference with an agency is probably the level of account management involvement which can be valuable for greater campaigns with big brand names.Top qualityThe high quality of Seo work delivered by companies and freelancers varies significantly so no actual comparison can be drawn and as a business taking into consideration operating with both a consultant or a consultancy it is your duty to seek assurances about the reliability, credibility and overall performance of who you employ to do your Seo.Seek out references from other customers about the knowledge of operating with the agency or the freelancer and check their customers outcomes in Google lookup outcomes.Agency’s frequently promote themselves on the gain of having a multi-disciplinary crew at their disposal produced up of departmental specialists like website link builders and copywriters. This can definitely be an advantage but just as frequently freelancers can give a greater high quality of service and outcomes by having more individual knowledge on your venture.KnowledgeGetting a crew may possibly give companies an advantage in this respect but frequently freelancers are ex-agency employees who have been in the Seo business extended and are at the leading of their sport. When operating with an agency be sure to seek assurances about the knowledge of the crew members operating on your venture. Sloppy Seo work conducted by underneath certified consultants can in some circumstances damage your websites lookup rankings more than it assists.Sector specialistsManaging an Seo marketing campaign has distinct challenges in distinct industries and frequently specialist knowledge operating in a certain sector can be a big advantage. Some freelance Seo consultants will specialise in a sector like travel, retail or finance or in a certain geographical region like nearby organizations in London. Most Seo companies really don’t specialise in a sector due to the fact they would quickly run out of potential customers (as an agency need to only work with 1 website in a specific niche to prevent conflict in between customers) this signifies they may possibly be more generalists nevertheless they will frequently be capable to draw on knowledge from other campaigns in the same niche.EngineeringSome greater Seo companies have formulated bespoke resources to manage their customers campaigns and create reports. Engineering is definitely an crucial component of Seo nevertheless for the most component the finest Seo resources are available to everyone (at a price tag). Most agency resources are intended to generate reports and streamline elements of their Seo method. They can definitely help but be aware that there is no solution instrument or piece of technology that will supply you larger lookup rankings- only excellent stable Seo work will do that and it usually involves the human touch.There’s definitely no 1 dimension fitsall solution for whether or not a freelancer or agency will be a greater match for your Seo venture. When you’re searching for proposals I’d recommend talking to both, evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of every single and finally select primarily based on the high quality of their proposed solution and integrity of individual references.

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Poison sue Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing over royalties

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Saturday, June 21, 2008

United States glam metal band Poison is suing Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing over an alleged breach of contract. Poison claim the two companies have underpaid them royalties for years.

The band claims Capitol miscategorized various record sales and miscalculated every possible expense since the 1980s. They say when attempting to check company records they received no co-operation and are now asking a judge to order the firms to reveal their records so the band can determine how much they are owed.

Capitol and EMI have refused to comment.

Saudis boycott Danish dairy produce

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2006

On January 26, 2006, a massive boycott of dairy produce from Arla Foods started in Saudi Arabia over what is perceived as a Danish attack on Muslim values. The Saudi ambassador to Denmark has been recalled for consultations.

The Danish/Swedish dairy company Arla is facing a massive loss after a spreading boycott of its produce in Saudi Arabia. Four Saudi retail chains have already removed Arla products from the shelves. One retail chain has placed yellow warning tape (common fare for accidents and crime scenes) over Arla products. There have been cases reported of Arla delivery trucks being attacked by stones thrown from bystanders. Marianne Castenskiold, a senior consultant for Dansk Industri, expressed a fear that the boycott will spread to other countries in the region and have detrimental effects on other Danish products. Denmark is one of the leading exporters of agriculture in northern Europe, whose economy is heavily dependent on foreign trade and investment.

The boycott has been announced at Friday prayer services in Saudi mosques since January 20, 2006, obviously helping to foment popular support of the nation’s response to Denmark’s alleged ignorance of Muslim values. On at least one occasion, a delivery truck has been greeted by thrown stones.

The boycott is a response to the publication of an article in a major Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. In its September 30, 2005 issue, the paper printed 12 drawings of the Muslim prophet Muhammed, as a response to previous news reports that the publisher of a forthcoming childrens’ book about the prophet had had difficulty in finding an illustrator, due to fear of extremist reactions; drawings of the prophet are prohibited by Islamic Law (see aniconism). In an attempt to start a debate over freedom of speech in Denmark, the newspaper printed 12 drawings of the prophet. Four of these were of a satirical nature, with one showing the prophet with a turban hiding a lit bomb.

The immediate reactions to the publication of the drawings included ambassadors from 12 Muslim countries demanding that the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, denounce the newspaper. Rasmussen rejected this demand, stating that “Danish freedom of speech does not allow the government to control what newspapers print”. He further noted that the only possible legal action against the newspaper would be one under the charge of blasphemy.

A debate ensued over the following months about freedom of speech and its value in relation to avoiding religious taboos. In mid-December 2005, a delegation from several Danish Muslim organizations went on a tour in several Middle-Eastern and Arabic countries, reportedly to gain sympathy for their point of view. Several reports state that during the tour the difficulties faced by Muslims in Denmark were grossly overstated.

England fans watch match in cinema

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

London – A few hundred England fans weren’t watching the 2006 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden last night in a pub or at home, but instead had ventured out to their local cinema to see the game on the big screen. A number of Odeon cinemas nationwide have been using digital projection technology to screen the matches live with a high definition (HD) picture. HD broadcasts contain a greater level of detail than traditional TV broadcasts, meaning a sharper picture and better sound quality.

In the darkened auditorium of the cinema in Covent Garden, the audience (or should that be crowd?) were behaving almost as if they were at the stadium, singing along to the national anthem, cheering at the England goals and groaning at the Sweden chances. At times, chants being sung by the England crowd at the match were even picked up and sung along to by those watching the cinema screen like some kind of football karaoke contest.

Trailers before the match were replaced by a soundtrack of England anthems, both the successful and not-so-successful ones, and the traditional movie treat of popcorn was replaced by trays of beer (in plastic cups) being brought in by the punters. The cinema had cheekily listed the screening as being ‘directed by Sven-Göran Eriksson’ and as ‘starring Wayne Rooney (hopefully)’.

Despite a disappointing 2-2 draw, the audience seemed impressed with the experience. “I’m a bit short and so wanted to make sure I had good view without having to jostle around for position,” Amanda, from London, explained to me. “I also liked that it was non-smoking, and there was a fabulous atmosphere”. Sian, Caio and Laura, who lived locally, said they wanted to see the match on the big screen and commented on the excellent picture quality.

Other events that have been broadcast by the cinema chain include concerts by Robbie Williams and Elton John. Odeon Marketing Director Luke Vetere said “offering films is just one part of the cinema experience – our ambition is to offer guests the chance to watch other events they feel passionate about”. Watching football in the cinema is not a brand new event though, during previous World Cups such as in 1966, film footage from the matches was broadcast in cinemas after the event, providing a way for people to see the games in colour when TV broadcasts were in black and white.

Cinema screenings aren’t the only way that fans can watch the World Cup games in high-definition this year though, as both Sky TV and Telewest have been broadcasting the games in HD to viewers with a special set-top box. There have been trials with HD on the growing Freeview platform too, with a pilot group of a few hundred viewers in London. However, as any move to roll out HD on Freeview would use up extra space on the broadcast spectrum and would require viewers to buy a new set-top box, it seems unlikely that this will happen any time soon.

Depakote Allegedly Responsible For Causing Ovarian Cysts In Women

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Although past studies regarding the anticonvulsant medication, Depakote, have focused on the potential for the drug to cause major birth defects in infants who are exposed to Depakote in utero, recent research has indicated that Depakote may also contribute to an increased risk of ovarian cysts in women who take the drug to treat their seizure-related disorders. In fact, according to a recent study, 10.5% of women who took Abbott Laboratories’ Depakote developed irregularities in their menstrual cycles accompanied by hyperandrogenism, a risk factor for ovarian cysts. This significant risk represents a percentage 7.5 times higher than that of other anti-seizure medications, like Lithium.

Depakote use has been associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition caused by a hormone imbalance in the brain and ovaries, affecting approximately five to ten percent of women of child-bearing age. Changes to the ovaries typical of PCOS cause multiple follicles to accumulate in the ovaries without being ovulated. The ovaries then secrete increased levels of estrogen and testosterone, causing women with PCOS to experience irregular or absent menstruation, hypertension, diabetes, excess body hair and obesity. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is also believed to be one of the leading causes of infertility in females.

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The ovaries of women with PCOS receive irregular signals from the pituitary gland, which prevents them from ovulating, or producing eggs. Lack of ovulation causes infertility and can also lead to other severe medical conditions such as endometrial cancer and a disorder called endometrial hyperplasia. Many women with PCOS are prescribed a form of birth control pill since these products contain the hormones a woman’s body requires to treat the condition. By taking these hormone-containing contraceptives, women with PCOS can correct their hormone imbalance, regulate their menstrual cycle, lower the level of testosterone in their bodies, and decrease their risk of developing endometrial cancer.

According to extensive research, PCOS has a higher prevalence in women with bipolar disorder, which may be caused directly or indirectly by the use of valproate-containing anticonvulsant medications like Depakote. Regardless of the specific role Depakote may play in the potential development of polycystic ovarian syndrome, experts believe that anti-epileptic medications like Depakote may significantly compound the risk of women developing PCOS, potentially causing infertility and other major medical issues.

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Parties interested in finding more information on side effects of Depakote or alleged birth defects from Depakote can turn to the consumer resource site DBIR connects the public with reliable Depakote attorneys who may soon take lawsuit action against Abbott. Author: Faith Anderson