Florida Governor Jeb Bush gives speech on Hurricane Wilma/Notes

Notes taken by Messedrocker for the article.

Fl Gov Bush gives speech – 1pm Oct 23 2005 – on CNNSays SW Florida – Cat 2 – including keysMandatory evacuation – evacuation since 14 months agoVoluntary evacuation underway as wellTolls suspended on Florida TurnpikeTraffic flowing smoothly23 shelters open; more will open, includes shelter for frail and elderlyPet shelters openingAs of 10am this morning, there were more than 220m gallons of fuel (diesel and gasoline) at Florida portsAdequate fuelGeorgia, Mississippi, texas, NY helping too200 trucks ice, 86,000 MREsPlus FEMA support“As I said, this is a team effort,” says Governor Bush.Speech in two languages: English and SpanishCraig Fulgate, Director of Florida Emergency Management also speaks“You need to pay attention to your local officials,” says FulgateBen Nelson, State Meteorologist, says that the storm is currently category 2Storm tomorrow, 25mph, extra danger for parts within the eye and south of the eye“There is no cause for a New Orleans like concern,” says Gov. BushPorts are to be closed, including Port Canaveral
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Turkish homeless man burns to death after being neglected

Friday, January 19, 2007

On one of the very crowded streets of Istanbul, Turkey, an elderly homeless man died of burns thought to have been caused by a fire he lit to warm himself. The police officers who came to help could not extinguish the fire with the small bottles of water which they had.

The man was seen earlier in one of the most crowded streets of Istanbul screaming “I do not have a blanket, someone stole my blanket!”. He was offered a cookie and a coat by two passers-by before someone called an ambulance. He was refused admittance to two different hospitals because he lacked identification, and the ambulance eventually left him where he was picked up.

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Wikinews interviews 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor Candidate Wayne Tseng

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate Wayne Tseng answered some questions about his campaign for the upcoming election from Wikinews. The Lord Mayor election in the Australian city is scheduled to take place this week.

Tseng runs a firm called eTranslate, which helps software developers to make the software available to the users. In the candidate’s questionnaire, Tseng said eTranslate had led to him working with all three tiers of the government. He previously belonged to the Australian Liberal Party, but has left since then, to run for mayorship as an independent candidate.

Tseng is of Chinese descent, having moved to Australia with his parents from Vietnam. Graduated in Brisbane, Tseng received his PhD in Melbourne and has been living in the city, he told Wikinews. Tseng also formed Chinese Precinct Chamber of Commerce, an organisation responsible for many “community bond building initiatives”, the Lord Mayor candidate told Wikinews.

Tseng discussed his plans for leading Melbourne, recovering from COVID-19, and “Democracy 2.0” to ensure concerns of minorities in the city were also heard. Tseng also focused on the importance of the multi-culture aspect and talked about making Melbourne the capital of the aboriginals. Tseng also explained why he thinks Melbourne is poised to be a world city by 2030.

Tseng’s deputy Lord Mayor candidate Gricol Yang is a Commercial Banker and works for ANZ Banking Group.

Currently, Sally Capp is the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the Victorian capital. Capp was elected as an interim Lord Mayor in mid-2018 after the former Lord Mayor Robert Doyle resigned from his position after sexual assault allegations. Doyle served as the Lord Mayor of Melbourne for almost a decade since 2008.

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Necessary Things To Know Before Visiting A Chiropractor

byAlma Abell

Most chiropractors can help with many problems, from asthma to back pain and from spinal injuries to migraines. Therefore, if you suffer from any of those problems or others, you may want to try this treatment option. There are many choices, and not all of them are going to be the right fit for you. Therefore, before visiting a chiropractor, you should understand some important things, which will help you make a more informed decision.

Free Consultation

In most cases, chiropractors will offer free consultations because they are a necessary part of choosing a new doctor. You want to visit with them, find out if you can trust the person and build rapport so you can talk freely about your problems. This is also the time to ensure they listen to you, treat you as a whole person and respect you and your time.

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Digital X-Rays

The initial visit will likely include digital x-rays because your chiropractor should know the whole story of the injury and what the body is telling them. It may not be enough to feel the injury or hear about it. They may need to see proof of the problem. This also allows them to rule out other things, like injuries or fractures that could be aggravated by chiropractic care.


Another important thing to know is their technique, as chiropractors will all have varied techniques to help treat you. Many are hands-on only while others will use tools or instruments. Still others will use a combination of methods. Make sure you ask them which options they use before scheduling a session, to ensure that they will do the things you are comfortable with and want.

How Frequent

Your body is different from someone else’s, so what works for them may not work for you. Your neighbour may complain that they go to chiropractors twice a week while you only have to go every few weeks. However, your problem may not be as severe as theirs or may not require as much work.

Payment Options

It is important to understand your options when it comes to paying. The NHS will probably not offer these services because they are considered complementary therapy. However, times are changing, and many complementary therapies are becoming more useful and accessible, so continue to check to see if it is in your area.

Learning about important things to know before visiting a chiropractor can make the process of choosing one a little easier. Visit MyChiro today to find out more or to book an appointment with DR. Steve.

2006 U.S. Congressional Elections

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

As of 10:00 p.m EST November 8, 2006, the Democratic Party is projected to have gained control of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in the 2006 United States general elections. MSNBC projects that the Democrats now control 234 seats in the House of Representatives, 16 more seats than the 218 needed to control the House of Representatives as all 435 seats were up for election. In the Senate, where the balance of power is closer, one-third of all seats were up for grab. As of 10:00 p.m. EST, AP and Reuters were projecting that the Democrats had picked up all six seats they needed to retake the Senate, including the seats of incumbents Rick Santorum (Penn.), Lincoln Chafee (R.I.), Jim Talent (Missouri), Mike DeWine (Ohio), John Tester (Montana), and Jim Webb (VA). The Tester victory by less than 3,000 votes was projected at approximately 2 p.m. EST after the State of Montana announced the results of overnight recounts. Democrat Jim Webb has prevailed in that race by slightly more than 7,000 votes, though his opponent has not conceded and a recount may still occur.

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U.S. superbug expected to emerge in Canada

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

An infectious superbug spreading in the United States is to “emerge in force” in Canada, doctors fear. The bacteria have been reported popping up in day care centers and locker rooms across the U.S. Usually elderly or very ill hospital patients get the disease.

More than 2 million U.S. residents are infected every year, the Centers for Disease Control estimates.

An article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Tuesday said that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are “spreading with alarming rapidity.” The bacteria can cause boils, pimples, or in extreme cases, flesh-eating disease, and more.

“The resistant bacteria is an old foe with new fangs: a pathogen combining virulence, resistance and an ability to disseminate at large,” wrote Dr. John Conly, medical professor and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario are the provinces which already have had MRSA in hospitals.

A 30-year-old Calgary, Alberta man died last year of lung abscesses associated with the infection, as well as a three-month old toddler in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios, last summer, suffered from an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus in his leg. Pitcher Ty Taubenheim had a similar infection on his foot.

Doctors are currently investigating some Calgary residents, who could be one of the first Canadian reports of MRSA outside of a hospital setting.

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American children’s show Reading Rainbow ends 26 year run

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Reading Rainbow, an American children’s television series is to stop showing on television. It ceased to be shown on Friday after a 26 year long run because of a funding shortfall of several hundred thousand dollars needed to renew the broadcast rights.

The PBS show has more than two-dozen Emmy awards, and its run is shorter only than Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Each episode of the show would focus on a theme in a specific book and then explore that theme through multiple stories. Each show would also provide recommendations for books that children should look for when they went to their library.

John Grant, from WNED Buffalo (Reading Rainbow’s home station) said “Reading Rainbow taught kids why to read,… the love of reading — [the show] encouraged kids to pick up a book and to read.”

Linda Simensky, vice president for children’s programming at PBS, said “We’ve been able to identify the earliest steps that we need to take. Now we know what we need to do first. Even just from five years ago, I think we all know so much more about how to use television to teach.” She went on to say that the running length of the show was “miraculous”.

It is believed by some, including John Grant, that both the funding crunch and a shift in the philosophy of educational television programming contributed to ending the series.

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Tips For Becoming A Charitable Ambassador

Tips For Becoming A Charitable Ambassador


Linda Lithony

One way a charitable organization raises awareness for its cause is through the use of ambassadors. Charitable ambassadors are people, many of some renown, who lend their name, time and support to the mission of charities. Some of the activities ambassadors partake in include public speaking, hosting or attending fund-raising galas, and walking the runways in charity fashion shows. Use a few tips to become a charitable ambassador.

Show a commitment to service. Volunteer for a single or various organizations in your community to see if you have a passion for advocating for a cause. If you are unable to volunteer on a weekly or biweekly basis, look into participating in short volunteer opportunities such as charity walks, bicycle rides, recycling and food drives. Or, consider volunteering for highly visible events, such as when the horses swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. Keep a file of letters or acknowledgements from organizers to document your service.

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Become a celebrity. Many charitable organizations seek celebrities to serve as ambassadors because of the public and media attention they attract. This may seem like an unattainable goal for most, there are ways to pique the interest of a charity. Local celebrities a charity might be interested in working with include authors, college athletes, beauty queens, disc jockeys and models.

Have enough time available to commit to a charity. Many charities ask that an ambassador commit to at least one year of service. For a local charity, your responsibilities may include speaking at schools, hosting galas and appearing on local television and radio programs. Make sure you can arrange time off from work to fulfill these obligations before approaching a charity.

Save or raise money to donate to a cause. There are charities that ask ambassadors to donate not only their time but money as well. Donation requirements may be nominal on up to thousands of dollars. Generally, the higher the donation, the more event invitations an ambassador receives.

Apply for an ambassadorship with the charity of your choice. Many charities have a need for ambassadors ranging from those who advocate for buying new library books to those that are concerned with Assateague horses. Search online for charities that support the cause you are most passionate about. If you meet the requirements to become an ambassador, fill out the application and wait for a reply from the charity. If the charitable organization does not have an application on its website, consider contacting them by phone or email to express your volunteering interest.

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Assateague horses

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Living with HIV during COVID-19: Wikinews talks to HIV-positive sex workers about how pandemic has affected their lives

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The spread of coronavirus led to a global pandemic, affecting various daily activities. Originated in Wuhan, China, the virus spread globally, and by March, drastic measures were taken by the Indian government. Some branches of the South Western Railway of India had started taking precautions by distributing masks to ticket collectors and guards from as early as March 8. Some colleges were suspended by March 13, their exams post-poned as the government introduced lockdown and enforced social distancing.

Announced in the evening, Indian Prime Minister asked the countrymen to get the essential products and avoid going out as much as possible. Long queues outside the grocery shops, people in masks, some in N-95 masks, and hand sanitisers at the gates of megamarts were a common sight. There were reduced items in the shops, and some stores had a limit of number of customers allowed in the store at any given time. Food delivery services, and taxi services were on haitus — workers who dependent on the profession for their daily income, while software engineers were working from home. Physical classes in schools and colleges were replaced by online lectures to prevent social gatherings.

While many relied on technology for continuing their work and earn their livelihood, Wikinews reached out to sex workers in Mysore in June who unlike others can’t maintain social distancing for their work. Two sex-workers, Akram Pasha, and Jaya (a pseudonym), who were a part of sex-worker’s group called “Ashodaya Samithi” discussed how their lives had been affected by the coronavirus, the lockdown and the restrictions they had faced.

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