Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Communist Party candidate Shona Bracken, Toronto Danforth
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Communist Party candidate Shona Bracken, Toronto Danforth

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Shona Bracken is running for the Communist Party in the Ontario provincial election in Toronto—Danforth. Wikinews interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Trade Show Displays: How To Stand Out From The Crowd

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Trade shows are essential in many industries, and setting up effective trade show displays in NYC can help your business stand out from the competition. However, coming up with a strong idea is essential for having an impact. Here are a few trade show booth ideas to consider before departing for your next show.

Understated Design

When many people think of trade show displays in NYC, they think of bright colors and eye-catching elements. However, an alternative, and often more affordable, concept is to create an understated display that lets your products stand out. Ensure your text is easy to read and make sure graphical elements displaying your products provide an uncluttered motif that lets your products’ best attributes stand out.

Interactive Design

Walking through a trade show can be an overwhelming experience due to the high concentration of booths and the sheer number of people walking around and talking. One way to impress is to include interactive elements that draw attention. Even a simple prize wheel, for example, can encourage people to stop by your booth and ask a few questions.

Digital Elements

Trade show displays in NYC now often contain digital elements, primarily monitors. However, many of these digital elements are effectively afterthoughts, meant to provide a touch of visual charm. Consider using touchscreens that provide more information than can fit on a poster. If you’re going to include video, ensure it has a professional look. Shorter videos are often the most effective.

Gaining a foothold in nearly any industry is tricky, and networking and potentially gaining new customers at trade shows is a powerful tool. Plan early when preparing for a trade show, and make sure to work with experts. Find professionals who will work with your idea, and make sure to have design elements crafted early so you can correct any problems that arise.

New York Banner Stands serves as a one-stop shop for trade show displays and other elements. Their custom printing services can help companies of all sizes, and their stands and tables help their customers create professional designs at an affordable price point.

Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer
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Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, London and Paris, befriending artistic luminaries such as Salman Rushdie and Sir Ian McKellen while writing about a family where he was jealous his sister was having sex with his father as he fought off his mother’s amorous pursuit.

The fact is, Edmund White exists. His life exists. To the casual reader, they may find it disquieting that someone like his father existed in 1950’s America and that White’s work is the progeny of his intimate effort to understand his own experience.

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone understood that an interview with Edmund White, who is professor of creative writing at Princeton University, who wrote the seminal biography of Jean Genet, and who no longer can keep track of how many sex partners he has encountered, meant nothing would be off limits. Nothing was. Late in the interview they were joined by his partner Michael Caroll, who discussed White’s enduring feud with influential writer and activist Larry Kramer.

Contents

  • 1 On literature
  • 2 On work as a gay writer
  • 3 On sex
  • 4 On incest in his family
  • 5 On American politics
  • 6 On his intimate relationships
  • 7 On Edmund White
  • 8 On Larry Kramer
  • 9 Source

Australians may choose to change head of state beyond Queen Elizabeth II: Howard
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Australians may choose to change head of state beyond Queen Elizabeth II: Howard

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has given his strongest indication yet that Australians may choose to change their head of state beyond Queen Elizabeth II‘s reign. The comments are the first from Mr Howard, a proud monarchist, casting doubt over the future of the monarchy in Australia.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Howard said that he did not believe Australia would become a republic while Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne, but he conceded that he did not know what would happen after Elizabeth II’s reign ends.

“I do not believe this country would become a republic while the Queen is on the throne; beyond that I don’t know,” Mr Howard told the BBC.

In a separate interview with British broadcaster ITV, Mr Howard refused to predict whether he thought Prince Charles would become King of Australia and indicated that it would be for the Australian people to decide.

“Well, that is a matter for the Australian people, and I believe in democracy,” he said.

“If the Australian people want to change the system, they will. But if they don’t, they won’t. The only prediction that I make is that I do not believe that this country will become a republic while the Queen is on the throne.”

Republicans have seen significance in Mr Howard’s comments. Ted O’Brien, Chair of the Australian Republican Movement said Mr Howard has provided some recognition for a possible Australian head of state.

“Mr Howard’s recognition that it is very unlikely that the country will become a republic while the present Queen is on the throne indicates quite clearly that this may not be the case when Prince Charles takes over,” he said.

“Mr Howard is an astute reader of the mood of the Australian people, and this change in language, if not in sentiment, is clearly some recognition of the likelihood of a future Australian head of state,” added Allison Henry, ARM national director.

Monarchists are urging people not to make too much from Mr Howard’s comments. Professor David Flint from Australians for Constitutional Monarchy said that to think Australia will become a republic based on Mr Howard’s comments would be grasping at straws.

“He’s just saying that he doesn’t know the future, he can’t tell the future, none of us can,” he said.

“It would be grasping at straws for the republicans to say that this means Australia will become a republic or that the Prime Minister says that.”

Tony Abbott, Australia’s health minister and staunch monarchist said he did not believe Australia would become a republic after Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Mr Abbott told ABC that he believes the person on the throne is irrelevant: it is the institution that Australians admire.

“It’s the institution, not the individual which really counts,” he said.

“I am quite confident that were the Queen to pass on and her successor to occupy the throne that there would be the same magic and same personal affection between even Australians and our monarch.”

British military denies secret meeting regarding action against Iran
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British military denies secret meeting regarding action against Iran

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Claims in the British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph that senior military officers of the United Kingdom will meet with government officials on Monday to discuss a US-led assault on Iran have been denied by the Ministry of Defence.

However, the Defence Correspondent for the BBC Paul Wood said that “US plans for a possible strike are thought to be at an advanced stage.” This echoes reports made in December by the influential German magazine Der Spiegel that, according to a report by intelligence expert Udo Ulfkotte, during a December 2005 visit to Ankara, Turkey, CIA Director Porter Goss asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for support in a potential air strike against the Iran’s recently infamous nuclear facilities, including the enrichment facility at Natanz. Der Spiegel goes on to say that, “More specifically, Goss is said to have asked Turkey to provide unfettered exchange of intelligence that could help with a mission.”

While speaking on British television channel ITV1 during her recent visit to the UK, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, “We believe that diplomacy has a chance to work but we are going to work with whomever we can, in whatever form we can, diplomatically, to try and bring the Iranians around. Iran is not Iraq. I know that’s what’s on people’s minds. The circumstances are different.” However, she then added, “The president of the United States doesn’t take his options off the table.”

Also on the programme with Rice was Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary. After admitting that UN Security Council member Russia was uneasy regarding the Iran issue, he said, “They are worried about the possibility of the Iranians stirring up trouble for them, but they also share our high suspicions that Iran may be using its civil nuclear capability to develop a nuclear weapon and they do not want that.”

In the initial article, The Sunday Telegraph stated that “a high-level meeting will take place on Monday in the Ministry of Defence at which senior defence chiefs and government officials will consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.” The Ministry of Defence, (often abbreviated to MoD), later denied all the claims, and made it clear that there were absolutely no plans for a meeting of the kind described in the newspaper.

However, the article also went on to claim that an attack centred around removing Iran’s nuclear capabilities was inevitable if Tehran failed to accept the demands of the United Nations. Somewhat surprisingly, the MoD failed to comment on this point, merely stressing the false nature of the claims regarding the meeting supposedly set for tomorrow (Monday, April 3).

Regarding his country’s nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is maintaining his defiant stance, alluding to the fact that Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which was reaffirmed by the United Nations Security Council in its March 29, 2006 presidential statement, implies that Iran has as much right to press on with such technologies as any other nation which is party to the NPT.

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New Jersey to consider bikini waxing ban

Friday, March 20, 2009

New Jersey is considering a state-wide ban on Brazilian waxes, the removal of hair from the bikini area.

Although genital waxing has never really been allowed in the state, the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling plans to propose a ban with more specific legal wording, in response to two women who reported being injured during a wax. The board will consider the proposal at their next meeting on April 14.

If the measure passes, New Jersey may become the only US state to ban the practice outright.

Although millions of Americans engage in bikini waxes, which generally cost between $50 and $60 per session, the practice comes with risks. Skin care experts say the hot wax can irritate delicate skin in the bikini area, and result in infections, ingrown hairs and rashes.

Waxing on the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms would continue to be permitted in the state under the proposed ban. Although New Jersey statutes have always banned bikini waxing, the laws were unclear and seldom enforced.

As a result, many salons from around the state have offered bikini waxing for years. Many salon owners spoke out against the proposed ban, which they said would severely damage their business.

“I really don’t know if the state can stop it at this point,” said Valentia Chistova, owner of the Monmouth County salon Brazil. “I know a lot of women who are really hooked.”

 This story has updates See New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban 

Nudist Yoga: A Sheer Pleasure For A Couple Wanting To Enhance Sexual Combatability

By Ashish Jain

For the last two decades various yoga practices have been brought into the mainstream. These decades could be better termed as renaissance decades for yoga. Among age old yoga practices most objectionable practice of naked yoga or nudist yoga has been also revived.

In America a good number of men and women find nudist yoga as a source of great relaxation and peace of mind. Every year, a reasonable increase in nudist yoga practitioners or seekers has resulted in a good number of nudist yoga classes. Therein you are needed to shed your clothes in order to perform yoga.

The concept of naked yoga has been derived from the concept of Ancient India- Tantra Yoga. This yoga ensures your holistic health improvement like other forms of yoga. You are made to shed clothes to be in a liberated mental and physical state that greatly ensures your desired attainment from yoga practices.

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If you are sick of appearing naked before people in nudist yoga classes, a good number of naked yoga videos have come on the block to solve your problem. You can practice nudist yoga while watching these videos at home. However you are required to take tips from an expert nudist yogi before starting your nudist yoga practice.

Naked yoga therapy is specifically meant to enhance your sexual capacity. That’s why a couple not satisfied with their sexual compatibility is often recommended to perform nudist yoga to increase their sexual drive as well as compatibility to lead a better sexual life. The practice has been even found useful in curing various sexual abnormalities. Male impotency could be effectively remedied with certain naked yoga asanas.

Naked yoga is also connected with metaphysics. Its practitioners claim that they get much needed tranquility and salvation by practicing nudist yoga.

An interesting trend has been noticed recently. Folks are longing for a naked yoga performance on beach under the sun to attain twin objectives of yoga benefits as well as suntan. However you are required to take permission from authorities to perform naked beach yoga. Many nudist yoga classes on beach sides are also started to meet this growing demand of nude yoga at the beach side.

Couple nudist yoga is also gaining great acceptance. With the help of naked couple yoga videos, a couple can enjoy performing naked yoga at home. The practice helps in increasing sexual compatibility

between the spouses.

If you happen to be comfortable without clothes, naked yoga is a sheer fun.

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India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018

On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics.

The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic plates and cutlery, styrofoam cutlery and non woven bags”. He added, “these are global issues now and we have taken a step to combat it”.

Plastic pollution has led to the choking of drains, marine pollution and a risk of animals consuming plastics. This year, India’s motto for World Environment Day — June 5 — was “Beat Plastic Pollution”. People violating the plastic ban are to face a fine of 5,000 Indian Rupees (INR) for the first offence. For the second offence, the fine is INR 10,000 and the third time offence is INR 25,000 and a three-month prison term. Deputy municipal commissioner Nidhi Choudhary said, “To weed out corruption, we plan to give inspectors payment gadgets for electronic receipts of the fines”.

The Maharashtra government has given a 90-day period for manufacturers to dispose of existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETE) plastic spoons and plates, while shopkeepers and citizens in general have six months to dispose of plastics. However, the ban does not prohibit plastic usage for wrapping medicines or milk cartons thicker than 50 microns.

The state government had announced the decision for the plastic ban on March 23. According to NDTV’s report, Maharashtra is the eighteenth Indian state to enforce a state-wide plastic ban. Aaditya Thackeray also said, “I congratulate the citizens for making this into a movement, even before the ban was enforceable, giving up single use disposable plastic.”

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