Jun
25
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Controversial medical center demolished in Buffalo, New York

Saturday, May 26, 2007

A medical center, once the site of intense controversy over abortion in the 1990s, which has been vacant for nearly 10 years, was imploded in Buffalo, New York at 6:00 a.m. [eastern time] today.

Several streets in about a 2 block radius were shut down until the implosion occurred and the dust settled. At least 200 people watched in nearby parking lots and on rooftops of buildings to get a good look at the implosion.

The ground and the walls of buildings shook as the dynamite detonated and a brief shock wave could be felt as far as 1 1/2 blocks away. Witnesses even reported small pieces of bricks and concrete falling out of some buildings, but no one was injured.

The building, owned by Kaleida Health, once housed several medical offices, including an abortion clinic. Hundreds of people protested about the abortions outside the center during the Spring of Life Movement in 1992, but other medical procedures and treatments were also part of the center’s services. It was built in 1965 and was 14 floors tall.

Kaleida Health had the building imploded so that the current Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus can be expanded. Several other major medical facilities are also in the same area including Roswell Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Hospital.

“This implosion of 50 High Street will continue the explosion of growth on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This event will ensure future opportunity for investment, development and growth,” said the CEO and President of Kaleida Health in a statement on Thursday.

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  • Melinda Miller & Sharon Linstedt. “Onlookers watch from rooftops as 50 High St. implodes” — Buffalo News, May 26, 2007
  • “50 High Street Gone in a Flash” — WGRZ, May 26, 2007
  • “Medical campus building to go boom” — MSN Money, May 24, 2007
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Jun
24
2022
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Albert Pujols ends his worst homerun drought

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dominican baseball player Albert Pujols earned his first home run after joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Besides hitting his 446th Major League home run, Pujols ended a personal drought by claiming his first regular-season long ball after 33 games and 139 plate appearances, including his last St. Louis Cardinals at-bats. Pujols snapped back at Anaheim and capped a 4-3 home-team win against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

The Dominican first baseman now has a career 1,336 runs batted in and a .326 batting average. Previously, Pujols had played for St. Louis for 11 seasons.

Since playing for the Angels, Pujols has been booed by Anaheim fans after his hits slipped to a .194 average over the past month. Pujols came to his new team with high expectations after signing a contract worth US$240 million.

For his part, Pujols offered the following explanation for his performance: “This game is about making adjustments and being patient…”

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Jun
24
2022
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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005

A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.

If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.

There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”

There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.

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Jun
24
2022
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Move Over Micheal Hedges Jaquie’s Coming

Submitted by: Jeanie J. Hollon

In case you haven t heard, Jaquie Gipson is close to finishing her 4th and long-awaited CD. I stopped in to see her earlier this week, and she let me listen to some of the tracks she s been recording. Hang on, cause you re going to like it.

If you haven t seen and heard Jaquie play, you are missing out on one of life s treasures. Jaquie Gipson is an acoustical guitarist / songwriter / finger tapper whose music is up there with the best names in the genre. She masterfully plays her instrument with an elegance that has been called poetry in motion by Taylor Guitars.

On her Images CD Jaquie demonstrates her range of musical versatility. From the flightful fancy of Hummingbird to the toe-tapping rhythms of Buffalo Song, you can t help but be drawn into her music. Lizard Rock s jazzy feel, the haunting cannon echoes of Gettysburg, and the soulful Native American sounds of Spirit Warrior further showcase her incredible talent. All the songs on Jaquie s CDs are her original compositions.

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Jaquie s songs are about her real-life experiences, from Snowbound after a Colorado blizzard to Chicken Chase about a mean rooster on Hometown, her second CD released in 2000. In Visions, Jaquie uses an E-Bow to produce a decidedly eerie effect on this Native American-feeling song. Anyone who s ever gone on a vision quest, or even wanted to go on one, will be deeply moved by Visions.

On her first CD Just Guitar, you can hear her gifted playing without the adornment of other instruments or vocal effects. It is, as the title suggests, Just Guitar. Jaquie uses open tunings on many of her songs. These tunings may be viewed on her website.

Jaquie has shared the stage with such wonderful musicians as Johnny Watson, Willson & Mckee, and Acoustic Eidelon. Every year since its inception in 1999, she has opened the Tinidaddio Blues Festival. Her music is played on National Public Radio, and she played on the main stage for the 2002 Winter NAMM show and on the Taylor Guitars Stage for the same show.

An excellent instructor, she has conducted many guitar workshops on college campuses and music stores, and taught guitar at Trinidad State Junior College. She currently teaches privately.

Many of the other finger-tapping, guitar-drumming instrumentalists we see and listen to sacrifice musicality and melody to technique, but not Jaquie. Her cohesive melodies make her music as beautiful to hear as her graceful playing is to watch.

Jaquie Gipson s music is as genuine and unpretentious as she is. From Trinidad, Colorado, where she lives with her husband Keith, Jaquie has temporarily cleared her concert schedule to complete her latest CD. Watch her website (referenced in the author s profile box below) for when she releases her CD and starts performing again. You won t want to miss her.

You may also watch Jaquie play and hear snippets of songs from her previous three CDs on her website.

See you at Jaquie s next concert!

About the Author: Jeanie Hollon is an internet marketing coach. In her off-line life, she is a master electrician and has an electrical contracting business in Trinidad, Colorado. Jeanie is a fan of Jaquie Gipson and a personal friend. Find out more about Jaquie and hear her music at

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Jun
23
2022
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No people or animals hurt in rural Australian fire

Saturday, January 30, 2010

According to local police chief Craig Van Breugel there were no injuries or loss of life to animals or local residents in the recent fire in the rural Australian town of Toongabbie. “There was no injury to persons or animals. That is all I have for you,” Detective Acting Sergent Van Breugel said in response to queries from Wikinews.

The fire began about 2:20 pm local time (UTC+11) between Humphrey and Eagle Hawk roads, north of the township proper. The local Country Fire Authority brigade managed to contain the blaze to approximately three to five hectares.

Victoria Police have recently indicated that the area around where the fire was started is only accessible by four wheel drives (4WD) or off-road motorcycles; it is popular with dirt bike riders and 4WD enthusiasts.

The local Country Fire Authority brigade managed to contain the blaze to approximately three to five hectares between Humphrey and Eagle Hawk roads.

Det.Act.Sgt Van Breugel confrimed that there wer some off road motor cyclists in the are that day. “[Police] know there was a number of off road motorcyclists in the area on the day. Some of [them] have already been spoken to by the Police” Det.Act.Sgt Van Breugel said.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and people with infomation that may help the investigation are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers or the local police.

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Jun
17
2022
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Ensure Your Child Has A Bright Future}

Submitted by: Max York

Children mean the world to parents who will go to almost any extent to enable their kids to fulfil their potential. However, finances often become a problem when it comes to important phases of life such as higher education. With prices rising constantly, future expenses can only be expected to increase. However, if you act prudently today, you can give your child a better tomorrow with the help of a good childrens insurance plan. Read on to find out how you can choose one that suits your requirement.

We will go to any limit to create sure our kids have entry to the best resources we can provide them with, but are we creating sure that they will have entry to the best opportunities? Often, finance is an essential aspect to make sure our kids can be everything they have imagined of being. In such situations, a good kid’s insurance strategy coverage from a well-known life insurance company can create all the difference. So how can you find child plans that go with your needs? Changes out it is not as hard as you think. The primary step, before doing your analysis on life insurance plans for kids, is to determine your goals. Based on your kid’s age, you will need to decide if you are preparing for the long-term or the short-term. At this level, its also key to understand the cash you are looking to raise. If you are looking at profits in less than ten years, that would depend as a short-term objective. However, if your skyline expands to anywhere between a ten to twenty year interval, that is when were discussing long-term.

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Planning and performing early with respect to your benefits objective, whether its wedding or education, gives you the time you need to mobilise the funds required for the financial commitment. Past data indicates that child life insurance plans generate excellent profits in the future, so the phrase of your financial commitment is pretty essential when choosing a strategy. In addition, consider how you would like the sum confident to be compensated out to you. Planning this allows you take care of advanced needs rather than just getting a group sum after the adulthood interval. Furthermore, analyze how your cash is being spent and is growing by keeping regular an eye on its success. If you purchase unit connected programs (ULIPs), you get rewards based on the performance of the financial commitment. What exactly is most essential is to require on a waiver of premium. What this means is that the child health plan or corresponding kid strategy that you have started carries on and is compensated for by the life insurance company even if something unpleasant happens to you.

That protects the essential viewpoints of the various children’s plans available. Other factors that you must consider when buying a kid’s insurance strategy coverage is to perform separate analysis and speak to insurance strategy coverage providers before putting in cash. Go with a organization that offers information up front and is clear and clear about the conditions and terms & conditions of the strategy. When it comes to these choices, its is crucial to create a completely informed choice.

About the Author: Hi! I am a financial advisor and planner. Give your child a better tomorrow with the help of good child life insurance. Plan your childs future with proper child protection policy.

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Jun
17
2022
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Funding for new Museum of Liverpool approved

Monday, July 11, 2005

In Liverpool, England the North West Development Agency (NWDA) has approved funds of nearly £33 million (about $57.6 million U.S. dollars) for the construction of the Museum of Liverpool on Mann Island at the Pier Head — part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront. An additional £7.5 million (about 13.1 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated for the creation of a canal link across Mann Island, encompassing central docks, the Pier Head, and the Albert Dock.

The museum is to replace the current Museum of Liverpool Life. The future museum, which is presently a £65 million pound project, is to be the situated on the site of the failed “Fourth Grace” building. The “Three Graces” are: the Royal Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building; and the Port of Liverpool Building. The abortive Fourth Grace was a controversial building known as “The Cloud”, the brainchild of architect Will Alsop. It was cancelled in July 2004 after local opposition, rising costs and the belief that the design was unrealistic.

The future museum, which will be designed in the shape of an “X”, will feature 10,000 square metres of exhibition space on Liverpool’s cultural and social history, including present exhibits of the Museum of Liverpool Life.

The two projects are considered integral aspects of Liverpool’s successful bid in 2003 for the 2008 European Capital of Culture.

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Jun
15
2022
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Indonesia shuts down 4 airlines and grounds 5 others over safety concerns

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Indonesia has shut down four airlines and grounded five others with the potential of similar licence revocations for failing to meet safety standards.

The largest company to lose its licence is Jatayu Gelang Sejahtera. The other companies are all small airlines operating only aircraft with a passenger capacity of fewer than thirty, and are Aviasi Upataraksa, Alfa Trans Dirgantara and Prodexim. The companies that were grounded pending either improvements or licence revokation are Germania Trisila Air, Atlas Delta Setia, Survey Udara Penas, Kura-kura Aviation and SMAC, all of which also operate only aircraft with under-30 passenger capacities. They have three months to improve, or their licences will be revoked.

Jatayu had already ceased operations in August, but had intended to restart with a 150-seat Boeing 737. The licence was revoked because the state requires at least two aircraft to be commercially operated and because of the fact that it “was lacking in pilots and human resources”. Also, the age of the jetliner meant that it would require a test called a ‘C-Check’ before it could begin commercial services, at a cost of $120,000.

The action comes as the result of a number of air crashes, namely the Adam Air Flight 574 disaster in which 102 people were killed, and the Adam Air Flight 172 accident, in which a plane snapped in half during a hard landing, but managed to hold together, thus preventing any serious injuries. As a result, all 54 of Indonesia’s airlines were given a safety rating, with a level-1 rating meaning no action was needed, a level-2 rating meaning the airline needed to make some improvements, and a level-3 rating requiring that the airline be shut down unless improvements were made within three months. Most airlines received a level-2 rating, while none received the top rating. Adam Air was among the airlines to receive the level-3 rating, but was upgraded to tier 2 at the same time as the groundings.

Meanwhile, state-owned Garuda Indonesia is now the only airline to have a type-1 rating, despite the fatal crash of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 in March. According to the Indonesian Transport Ministry’s Director General for Aviation Budi Mulyawan Suyitno, Garuda now satisfied 84 percent of civil aviation standards.

The ratings have been based on such criteria as surveillance, ramp checks, personnel, department safety, number of accidents and number of serious incidents, according to the BBC. Meanwhile, Flight Global is reporting that, according to Directorate General of Air Communications (DGAC) director of air certification office, Yurlis Hasibuan “20 criteria including whether the airline has developed [better] safety and human resources” are checked.

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Jun
15
2022
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Fitness And Health Promotion Offers Fulfilling Career

Fitness and Health Promotion Offers Fulfilling Career

by

Jason White

Those who are interested in assisting individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices that will reduce or prevent the occurrence of acute and chronic diseases by providing professional fitness assessments, recommendations for health and fitness exercise regimes and strategies to meet their health and wellness goals should consider applying for Centennial College\’s Fitness Training Program. That\’s because not only does this two-year offering result in an Ontario College Diploma, it also prepares students for positions as: instructors, personal trainers, fitness consultants and wellness/fitness program developers. These professionals may be hired in: their communities, corporate fitness, municipal recreation, retail fitness, hospitals and more. In addition, students of Fitness and Health Promotion have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become certified personal trainers according to the CSEPT-PT requirements and also learn course material related to the canfitpro nutrition and wellness certification.

But how does Fitness and Promotion get students from novices to lean, mean fitness machines? First and foremost, guided by faculty members who are experts in the field, students attend between five and seven courses per semester, which focus on mental health as an essential part of a holistic approach to well being, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment, leadership skills, injury management, nutrition, fitness marketing, health promotion, computer skills and cross cultural awareness. These courses are actually designed around practical learning in laboratory and placement settings to offer students comprehensive academic grounding.

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Because it focuses on offering students as much practical experience as possible, the Fitness and Promotion program sees students applying what they learn in the Fitness and Health Promotion courses at the newly constructed Athletic and Wellness Center located at Progress Campus. There is also opportunity for inter-professional student liaisons between Fitness and Health Promotion students and other programs (i.e. Police Foundations, Pre-service Fire and Paramedic students) at Centennial College to assist in the attainment of their fitness assessment goals.

Thanks to industry partnerships that provide supervised field placement opportunities in the fitness industry, students of Fitness and Promotion get to apply what they learn during two industry field placements. Prior to each program Field Placement, students require the following: an annual clear police check with vulnerable sector screening; successful completion of an annual renewal of a recognized course in CPR (health care provider level); as well as successful completion of a recognized course in standard first aid.

Among the abilities with which Fitness and Health Promotions students graduate are: assessing the fitness level, health issues and overall well-being of individual clients based on various assessment tools and strategies; applying effective practices to the design, implementation and management of fitness and lifestyle programs and events for individual clients intended to meet health, fitness and lifestyle goals; providing comprehensive training and evaluation of fitness and wellness programs to enable individual clients and groups to reach and maintain optimal well-being; and more.

To apply for the Health Promotion program, students must minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature status (19 years or older). In addition, you must have completed the English Grade 12 C or U (minimum grade required) or equivalent, or skills assessment; as well as one Science Grade 11 or 12, C or U (minimum grade requirement) or skills assessment (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Exercise Science).

Jason, in this article, details that all of the things students should demand in a

Health Promotion program

are found at Centennial College.

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Jun
08
2022
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12 ‘fire bombs’ found inside Buffalo, New York apartment house

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Buffalo, New York — The Buffalo Fire Department is currently investigating how 12 “fire bombs” ended up inside an abandoned apartment house on 15 Allen Street in Allentown, a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York on Wednesday November 7.

In an exclusive report, Wikinews has learned from a witness who wishes to remain anonymous, that at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5) Heidi Garner called 9-1-1 to report that while walking her dog, it had been attacked by two other dogs when it sniffed under a gate of the house. When police arrived to investigate and retrieve the assaulting dogs, they entered the house and found the 12 fire bombs. It is not known what the devices were made of or what the explosive material was, but unconfirmed reports say the main explosive source was gasoline.

The Hazmat team, the bomb squad, and emergency services were then dispatched to the scene to dispose of the devices, according to witness reports. It is not known where they were taken.

Both dogs were immediately put to sleep because they were fighting over the body of the dead dog. It is not known who is the owner of the dogs, as the house was not rented, and no one was supposed to be living there.

Wikinews has also learned, while investigating the property history, the Erie County‘s Department of Finance says that the building, which also has a storefront, is allegedly owned by a Richard White who happens to live next door at 17 Allen. White bought the property from Edward G. Koch in 1996. The building was built in 1910.

It is not known what the devices were going to be used for and an investigation is ongoing. It is not known if there are any suspects.

Because of a severe amount of garbage and dog feces, the City of Buffalo has condemned the building.

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