Holocaust survivor publicly forgives 93-year-old Auschwitz guard during his trial

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

On Friday, Eva Mozes Kor, a 81-year-old Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, publicly forgave and embraced 93-year-old former SS guard Oskar Gröning, who is currently on trial in Germany as an accessory to 300,000 murders of Jews at Auschwitz.

Kor, who was among many Jews medically experimented on at Auschwitz, has thanked Mr Gröning for answering to the crimes he aided during his time as an Auschwitz guard.

Kor is amongst a number of Auschwitz survivors attending the trial who have joined the prosecutors as co-plaintiffs in the case against Mr Gröning. While Kor has forgiven Mr Gröning, she still holds him liable for his involvement during the Holocaust, as she did last week when she testified against him. Other survivors have recently spoken out about the trial; survivor Eva Pusztai-Fahidi said on Tuesday the trial itself against a former SS guard matters more than the end punishment.

During the first day of Mr Gröning’s trial, he denied any direct role in the killings, though he did admit to having witnessed them. Mr Gröning said he shared “moral guilt” for the crimes, regardless of whether his actions make him criminally guilty.

The prosecutors have argued that serving as a concentration camp guard is legally accessory to the act of murder. Mr Gröning is reportedly one of three remaining former SS guards that have been identified for trial. If found guilty, the former SS Guard could reportedly face up to fifteen years in prison.

Rio Tinto makes more than $4 billion


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Sunday, February 5, 2006

Rio Tinto Group, the world’s third-largest miner, say they will return a record annual profit of over AU$5.32 billion to shareholders, following surging commodity prices – doubling the group’s profit. Earnings from operations jumped 118 percent last year.

The London-based company unveiled a net profit of 58 per cent on the previous year. The result was boosted by increases in commodity prices driven by demand from China. Chinese interests account for around 15 percent of Rio Tinto’s sales.

Rio Tinto’s CEO, Leigh Clifford said demand for iron ore remains strong. Prices for the steelmaking raw material and metalshave climbed to records amid rising demand from China.

“China clearly continues to have a major impact on what they are doing,” said Tim Barker at BT Financial Group. “With commodity prices as strong as they are at the moment, and not showing any signs of a change of direction, one would think there is still room for some improvement in earnings in 2006,” he said.

The company produced 65 million tons of iron ore in the second half, 15 percent more than a year ago. Rio and other miners last year secured a record 71.5 percent price increase.

Rio Tinto say they are studying further mine expansion and will invest around $9 billion to meet the global demand led by China. Projects include expanding WA iron ore mines, its coal mine in NSW and copper interests in the USA.

Other investments would see the expansion of a titanium dioxide project in Madagascar and Canada, in the Cortez Hills gold venture in the USA, and in the Argyle Diamonds underground mine development in North West Australia.

Volvo announces all new car models electric or hybrid from 2019

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Friday, July 7, 2017

On Wednesday, automobile company Volvo announced all of its cars to be released in 2019 onwards are to use some form of battery-powered engine, leaving conventional petrol-only vehicles altogether. The decision comes after Volvo announced in May their intent to cease production of diesel vehicles.

The chief executive of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson, said, “People increasingly demand electrified cars”. Volvo aims to release five new electric vehicle models between 2019 and 2021. While little has yet been revealed about them, the company has stated two of them are to be high-performance electric vehicles, branded as Polestars.

Other car models from 2019 may be plug-in hybrid or 48-volt “mild hybrid” systems. Audi and Mercedes-Benz are also releasing mild hybrid cars for the European market.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car. Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1m electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it,” Samuelsson said. Volvo is owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely, and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said by 2025 they want new vehicle sales to be 20 percent “new energy vehicles”.

Canada’s Don Valley East (Ward 33) 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.

Saturday, November 4, 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 Don Valley East (Ward 33). One candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Zane Caplan, Shelley Carroll (incumbent), Jim Conlon, Sarah Tsang-Fahey, and Anderson Tung.

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

No More Excuses For Ignoring Home Security

February 18, 2018 0

in Public Relations @ 3:25 am

By Richard Armen

When it comes to taking care of things around the home, it’s only natural to look for the easy way out. After all, who really wants to spend hours fixing a leaky faucet or a broken cabinet door? Trying to get through daily life with a minimum of hassle makes sense, until you start trying to find excuses to avoid the upkeep altogether, especially with such essential tasks as implementing home security measures. If there’s ever a time to avoid shortcuts, the safety and security of your family and loved ones should be it. And yet there are countless excuses people make for not safeguarding their home.

The most common excuse is that i’s too expensive to do anything that’s really effective. One of the most prevalent misconceptions about home security is that you have to call an alarm company to install a whole-house alarm system in order to get any protection whatsoever. Actually, home security doesn’t have to be expensive, and you certainly can do it yourself.

Wireless door and window alarms, dummy surveillance cameras, alarm company signs and stickers, and dog bark alarms are just a few of the home security essentials that you can get for $100 or less. Even inexpensive security measures can work wonders for the safety of your home. Criminals seek out homes that have no security protection at all, so even just a few simple devices should be enough to make them move on to the next home. There are plenty of homes to choose from, so they’ll probably move on when they notice you’ve made at least a minimal effort towards securing your property.

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If you don’t have the money to pay for better home protection right now, at least do what’s free. Walk around your home to look for areas your home security might be weak. Make sure all of your doors and windows lock securely, and don’t forget to lock them when you leave. If you have a spare key underneath the welcome mat, find a better hiding spot. All of these can make it harder for a criminal to break in, and they don’t cost a dime.

If money isn’t the excuse, then time often is. The second most common excuse made for ignoring home security is that it takes a lot of time to implement good home security measures. In fact, many of these are designed for homeowners to install in an afternoon. By the end of this coming weekend, you could have your home protected, inside and out. You don’t have to have any knowledge of carpentry or electronics, either. Wireless window alarms, one of the most popular DIY home security products, simply screw into place. Protecting your home is easier than you thought!

Don’t let these two excuses stop you from protecting yourself, your family, and your belongings. Spending an afternoon installing some of these inexpensive home security devices can make all of the difference when a criminal is looking for an easy target in your neighborhood.

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Apple collecting location data from iPhone, iPad


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad periodically send location information back to the company, according to new reports. The data is transmitted to a secure database that only it can access, Apple claims.

Bruce Sewell, an attorney for Apple, sent a letter to two US Representatives last year, discussing the company’s data collection techniques and policies. The thirteen-page letter states that location information is recorded and sent to Apple every twelve hours, but only if the user enables the device’s location settings.

Apple began building a location database of its own when it decided to stop using similar services offered by Google & SkyHook Wireless. Location data is used in social networking applications and call routing.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Democratic Massachusetts Representative Edward Markey said, “Apple needs to safeguard the personal location information of its users to ensure that an iPhone doesn’t become an iTrack.”

Such data collection is not unique to Apple. Google’s Android operating system uses similar technology to provide location-based services to its users. Google has said that it also uses the data collected to provide accurate traffic data through its “Maps” applications on both Apple and Android devices. However, the company declined to comment on the latest findings regarding its data collection.

Apple was also recently in the spotlight after it was discovered that the iPhone and iPad were retaining location data on the device itself. This information is collected in an unencrypted file and is not transmitted elsewhere. The data file reportedly contains a variety of information, including longitude and latitude, cell phone tower identification data, wireless hotspot identification, and timestamps.

 This story has updates See Steve Jobs denies ‘location-gate’ 

Computers: Where To Go For Data Recovery


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All computer owners out there know that hard drives can and probably will fail at some point in time. Even though hard drives are built to last and withstand a lot of things, crashes are something that hard drives don t handle well. Although the loss of data is something to be expected – data recovery ensures that your hard drive doesn t fail you when you need it the most.

Your hard drive is very important. It stores all of your data and files, and keeps all of your important computer documents. Hard drives have rotating gears, an aperture arm, and 4 platters that store data. No matter how great a hard drive is built, failure is bound to happen one day.

When your hard drive crashes or you lose all of your information, there are things you can do to get back your data. The best way to get back your data, is to take your hard drive to a specialist in your area or send it off to a company. This way, tests can be ran on it and the specialists there can recover your data, which may require rebuilding your hard drive.

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If you happen to have multiple hard drives or a RAID configuration, then all you need to do is replace the broken hard drive, and the data that you thought you lost will be regenerated among the other drives. If all of the hard drives in the RAID or mirror configuration have crashed, then you ll need to send them off together.

Those of you who decide to on the task of fixing the hard drive yourself, should rethink about it. Repairing a hard drive takes a lot of time, effort, and research. If you have no experience with hard drives, it is definitely something that you don t want to get into.

Even if you have a neighbor who is very experienced with computers and hard drives, you should still look into taking your hard drive to a professional – and get it done right the first time.

In the rare cases where the hard drive cannot be repaired, the experts will let you know. They will tell you that there is nothing you can do, the hard drive is completely destroyed. This way, you don t waste time or money on something that simply cannot be fixed.The registry keeps growing when you use Windows. As it does, it attracts obsolete information and becomes cluttered. Get Free Registry Cleaner Scan here!

Although data recovery can fix your hard drive and restore your data and information in most cases, you should still create a backup of your information. This way, you ll have everything you need just in case something happens that can t be fixed. It isn t hard to create a backup, and you should always backup your data at least once a week.

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Events cancelled at Humber due to college strike


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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Due to the province-wide college strike, events at Humber College in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada have been cancelled or delayed.

Latin Jazz Night, set to happen on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm is cancelled, as is an Evening of Sketch Comedy, which was scheduled for Sunday, March 12 at 8:00 pm.

The Evening of Sketch Comedy is organized by students of the Humber School of Comedy. Humber is the only institution to offer comedy courses at a post-secondary or post-graduate level. The Evening is a part of students’ marks.

Theatre Humber’s production of The Rover has survived the axe. Set to play from Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 8 at the Humber Theatre, it has been pre-emptively postponed.

Faculty of 24 colleges across the province went on strike as of Monday night, after no deal was made in continued collective bargaining.

Honolulu man dies after fall into sewage-contaminated harbor


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Saturday, April 8, 2006

A Honolulu man who fell into the sewage-contaminated Ala Wai Yacht Harbor died Thursday night of a massive bacterial infection that caused the loss of one of his legs, septic shock, and ultimately organ failure.

Oliver Johnson, 34, a Honolulu mortgage broker, died between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. HST Thursday (0715-0730 UTC Friday) when his family removed him from life support. On Friday, March 31, Johnson had apparently fallen into the waters of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, located at the mouth of the Ala Wai Canal on the western side of Waikiki.

At the time, the canal and surrounding beaches were contaminated by over 48 million gallons of untreated sewage. The extent to which the sewage spill contributed to Johnson’s symptoms remains unclear.

Johnson earlier reported that he had fallen accidentally into the harbor, then later indicated that he had been involved in a fight on board a boat and had been pushed or thrown into the harbor waters. A security guard at Johnson’s apartment reported that he was bloodied and soaking wet, and that he stumbled into the lobby and collapsed. Paramedics took Johnson to Straub Hospital where he was treated and released.

Johnson reported steadily worsening leg pain that weekend and was admitted to Queen’s Hospital on Sunday with breathing difficulties. Doctors that night amputated his left leg above the knee to try to halt the spread of the infection, and Johnson was placed in a medically induced coma.

Initially suspecting that Johnson had contracted streptococcus-caused necrotizing fasciitis, doctors later found that Johnson had contracted three different bacteria, two of which, vibrio vulnificus and aeromonas hydrophila, have flesh-eating properties. Despite the amputation, Johnson’s condition steadily worsened to the point where doctors said that his other leg and left arm would also have needed to be amputated to save his life.

An autopsy performed by the Honolulu medical examiner’s office reported that Johnson had suffered from massive organ failure caused by septic shock. The medical examiner noted that Johnson had a vulnificus infection on his foot and suffered from chronic alcoholic liver disease which may have contributed to the infection’s taking hold.

The Honolulu Police Department has opened a third-degree assault case; with Johnson’s death, homicide detectives are also investigating. State health officials are also investigating Johnson’s illness.

Johnson’s family has retained an attorney to investigate the causes surrounding his illness and death. It is not clear yet whether any legal action will be taken.

A New You Awaits You At 40}

February 17, 2018 0

in Medicine @ 3:03 am

A New You Awaits You At 40



These days, people are living longer and better. But the effects of aging on their look affect their mood and self-confidence in keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.

Dr Rino Lorenzo, MD FPAPRAS of Cosmetic Philippines claims the essential aim of cosmetic surgery is “for women to look younger and for men to look better.” He explains. Dr. Lorenzo also performs a number of breast reductions and tummy tucks on women over 40. He conveys: “It is quite a positive experience for people who have a lot of loose skin either from weight loss or many pregnancies. When they are younger, they don’t have the time or resources, but as they get older they give themselves permission to care about their appearance more. They might say, look, this has always troubled me, but I just couldn’t do something about it until now.'”

Dr. Lorenzo notes that: “Liposuction for both women and men doesn’t work as well when you are over 40 – since the skin doesn’t spring back very well because of the changes in feature and elasticity of the skin. So for this age, we do perform fewer liposuctions and lot more skin excision like tummy tucks, arm lift, thigh lift and butt lift as body-shaping procedures.”

Dr. Lorenzo believes “over 40s considering cosmetic surgeries are lucky that the standard of plastic and cosmetic surgery offered to them here in the Philippines is very high and the equal of anywhere.”

When asked why they want to have plastic surgery, some said to put on physical benefits such as improved appearance, becoming more active, and being healthier. Some mentioned emotional and psychological benefits, such as better happiness, self-esteem, and self-confidence. But wrinkles are nothing to be scared of — they will happen to the best of us. This is why taking preventive measures toward preserving its youthful quality can also give it a boost.

Avoiding the sun, cigarette smoking, and too much alcohol; keeping skin moisturized and well-cleansed; and getting plenty of sleep are natural ways to care for your skin, says Dr. Lorenzo. Not only is exercise and eating healthy important to feeling re-energized and looking refreshed, most doctors would agree that the best candidates for plastic surgery are those who are physically and psychologically healthy. And according to Dr. Lorenzo, unless patients have high blood pressure and/or take contraindicated medications, an older patient and a younger patient are vulnerable to the same risks and uncertainties with plastic surgery.

So what are 40-something and early 60-somethings getting?

Package 1:

Breast lift

Face lift

Varicose vein treatment

Dermal fillers injection

Deep set eye

Package 2:

Breast reduction

tummy tuck

Brazilian butt lift

Brow lift

Slit eye procedure


Package 3:

Breast augmentation

butt augmentation

smart lipo


laser treatment

stretch mark treatment

Dr Rino Lorenzo is a Filipino Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Manila, Philippines. He is a Board Certified and fully trained Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, with 6 years of formal training in the field of Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Burn Plastic Surgery. Dr Rino Lorenzo is a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery and Fellow of the Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

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