Let the light pierce through the darkness Close all old accounts, turn a new leaf Re-learn that old lesson of friendship Kill nor be killed, settle for lessening Amidst us of this fossilized hatred


Perhaps that time has not come yet when our, Gods would listen to the beats in our hearts, peace and happiness spread their glow, perhaps we would have to force Mother Time?.


Iraqi activist forced to change t-shirt with Arabic peace slogan

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi peace activist who lives in the United States, was forced to change his T-Shirt, which bore an Arabic slogan, because it was found “offensive”.

The incident took place in JFK airport in New York. The activist Jarrar reported in his blog RaedInTheMiddle that he had checked-in his bags and was issued a boarding pass. After waiting near the gate to board his jetBlue airlines flight, and after having to gone through a secondary search, two officials approached him.

“People are feeling offended because of your t-shirt,” Raed reported that one of the men said to him. The writings on the T-Shirt said in both Arabic and English: “We will not be silent”.

Raed asked why this has offended anyone, and insisted his right to freedom of expression was violated.

According to Jarrar, one of the inspectors said, “You can’t wear a T-shirt with Arabic script and come to an airport. It is like wearing a t-shirt that reads ‘I am a robber’ and going to a bank”. The airport official, unable to read Arabic, was unyielding to protests by Jarrar that the English language version of the Arabic was accurate, and suggested he wear the shirt inside out.

“Many people called and complained about your t-shirt. Jetblue customers were calling before you reached the checkpoint, and customers called when you were waiting here in the boarding area”, Jarrar was told after he complained.

One employee from JetBlue offered to buy Jarrar a T-shirt to replace the one he was wearing, since the activist had none other after his bags were checked. Refusing at first, he agreed to wear one with “New York” written on it.

The officer on the scene commented that it need not have gone from one extreme to the other: wearing a T-Shirt with an Arabic peace slogan on it, to wearing one with ‘New York’. There is no reason to hate New York if you are an Arab speaking peace activist, according to Jarrar.

“I feel very sad that my personal freedom was taken away like this. I grew up under authoritarian governments in the Middle East, and one of the reasons I chose to move to the U.S. was that I don’t want an officer to make me change my t-shirt. I will pursue this incident today through a constitutional rights organization, and I am sure we will meet soon,” Raed said.

He was issued another boarding pass, with a different seat at the back of the plane.

JetBlue said it was investigating the incident but a spokeswoman said: “We’re not clear exactly what happened.” The spokeswoman also said the airline does not forbid Arabic T-shirts, but that it does take into account the concerns of its passengers.

The American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee said the US Transportation Department and the Transportation Security Administration were also investigating the incident after the committee lodged complaints on behalf of Jarrar.

“We Will Not Be Silent” is a slogan adopted by opponents of the war in Iraq and other conflicts in the Middle East.

It is said to derive from the White Rose dissident group which opposed Nazi rule in Germany.

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Parents can easily get tempted to buy all the cute outfits displayed in the stores to dress their babies smartly. Though the first few months after the baby is born is scheduled with tight timetable for the parents to take special care of their babies when they spent most of their time sleeping and crying. Those initial stages of babies do not requires fancy outfits but there are parents who wants their baby girl look like ‘Cinderella’ and baby boy look like ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and do step to buy even the expensive clothes that will give them pleasure to see their baby looking smart and beautiful for sometime which will later be of no use as the baby is growing.

Various kind of cute baby outfit like Dresses, jumpers, pajamas, and swimsuits with awesome designs featuring flowers animals, toys, etc in numerous bright colors that are sure to make your baby appear like a blooming flower are found in different stores within various price ranges. The most commonly selected colors are soft pink and soft blue for baby girl and baby boy respectively.

Buying clothes is an important task and that needs to be performed carefully. Spending large portion of your earning on baby clothes at a random choice will only burn your pocket. There is no problem to desire for expensive outfits for your child but it would be profitable if you can control your nerve. Basically, baby clothes are not really expensive when you buy outfits of to lesser-known manufacturers of clothing but it becomes rather expensive when it comes to branded baby clothes. Branded baby outfits have certain advantages like they may last a little bit longer even after several washes. Parents who are not financially fit and those who are reluctant to buy expensive clothes for their growing baby can go to thrift stores to buy used baby clothes. They are good as long as they are clean.

There are certain factors that need to be paid attention when shopping for your growing baby that will save your money and time and for sure will provide your baby comfort. Your baby clothes must have a stretchy neckline or a snap to widen the opening, as it will facilitate the changing of clothes and must have an easy access for diaper changes as well. Decorative items like snaps; buttons etc. must not hinder baby’s comfort. You must also give importance to the quality of the dress materials keeping in mind that your baby’s skin is delicate and the length of lasting time.designer clothes for kids

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Three Walmart superstores open in Canada

Three Walmart superstores open in Canada

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Wal-Mart Canada’s first three supercenters opened in Ancaster, London and Stouffville, Ontario.

The idea originally started in the United States in late 2005 and was announced that it would be arriving in Canada.

Flat screen TVs suspended from the ceiling will feature a television network, featuring fashion shows of Wal-Mart’s clothing lines, TV commercials featuring brands the retailer carries, and corporate messages.

With an expanded selection of electronics, hardware, home and housewares, the Wal-Mart supercentre could be compared to Future Shop, Home Depot, Home Outfitters, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Fortinos. The supercentre has wider aisles, higher ceilings, clear signage, and cash registers in selected departments such as electronics and clothing.

“Our goal is to become the one-stop shop for customers,” said Mario Pilozzi, chief executive of Wal-Mart Canada. “You see how fresh that is today? We are going to maintain that freshness in these stores.”

Wal-Mart’s Canadian supercentres are more sophisticated then their U.S. counterparts, because Canadian grocers have created higher expectations among the average consumer, company officials say.

However, Wal-Mart openings are controversial in many communities. Activists claim they can be detrimental to local economies, driving out locally owned businesses, lowering wages, and leading to suburban sprawl.

Wal-Mart already has plans to open fourteen new supercentres in 2007, of them Scarborough, Sarnia, Brampton and Vaughan will be early in the year.

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Wikinews interviews Katie Hill, Australian Paralympic wheelchair basketball medallist

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

London, England — Yesterday, following her team’s 62–37 win over Mexico in the quarterfinals, Wikinews interviewed Katie Hill of Australia’s women’s national wheelchair basketball team.

((Laura Hale)) Katie Hill, we know you’ve won a bronze medal before. What state are you from?

Katie Hill: I’m from New South Wales.

((WN)) Do you play for a club?

KH: Yeah! I play for the Sydney Uni Flames.

((WN)) You guys played Mexico in the lead up to this?

KH: Yeah. We just had a tournament in the Netherlands, in Europe, and we got to play them there, which is good preparation.

((WN)) You guys dominated in a painful way, embarrassingly for Mexico. You guys did a full court press and half court press and really jammed them up. Was that intentional?

KH: Of course! We had a strong game in our last game against the Netherlands, and obviously we’re a bit fired up, and we want to be here so, you know, we want to play as strong as we can and prepare ourselves for the strongest teams that we can play. So, if we get to practice those kind of things and it works really well, then that’s what we are aiming to do

((WN)) You’re going to meet either the USA or Canada. As an American, I find that terrifying. Do you guys think you have a real shot at the [semifinals]?

KH: Obviously, there’s a lot of good teams in this competition. I think that anyone could win it on their day. As long as we’re playing as well as we can, sure! Definitely!

((WN)) You seemed to have all the answers to the Netherlands yesterday. Every tactic that they tried, you had a counterattack.

KH: They’re a familiar team for us. We’ve been playing them for a while, and I think yesterday’s win was probably the first time we’ve beaten them in quite a long time. So it was nice to finally make that happen now, and have that be a good win for us and put us in a good position.

((WN)) Now’s a good time to find real form.

KH: Exactly! So, we’re saving it all up for when it counts!

((WN)) You did really well in Sydney in that tournament.

KH: Yes.

((WN)) You have that huge fan base with all those gliders shirts. How big a difference does it make on the court?

KH: Oh, it’s unreal. It’s amazing to come out. When you come out here, to many of the girls it’s their first time out, and you come out and there’s a whole big stadium full of people, all you want to do is find your family, and know where they’re sitting, and sometimes that’s really hard. So we’ve got them all in their yellow shirts and they’re all sitting there so they’re all recognisable and it just is amazing to feel so comfortable that all those people are behind you.

((WN)) Who’s here for you?

KH: I have my mum, my dad, my auntie, and also my dad’s girlfriend is here as well.

((WN)) Are you enjoying London, and the food and all?

KH: Yeah! This is the first time I’ve actually been to London. I’ve been through it a few times on our travels elsewhere, but it’s been fantastic, and we’re really enjoying it.

((WN)) Do you plan to continue on to Rio? Or are you going to be like other Paralympians and retire on top?

KH: I don’t plan to retire any time soon. It’s not like this is my last shot and then I’m going to have a rest. But I’m also focused on now and not really in four years time. I’ll see how I’m going then. I like to play basketball so I’m not going to quit.

((WN)) Thank you very much.

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Universal and FOX are shutting down “Firefly” t-shirt sites"">

Universal and FOX are shutting down “Firefly” t-shirt sites

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Universal Studios and Fox Broadcasting are sending cease-and-desist letters to websites that offer t-shirts related to the television program Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.

One cease and desist letter, for example, reads:

“This firm represents Universal Studios Licensing, LLLP (“Universal”). As you presumably are aware, Universal owns the valuable copyrights and intellectual property in and to an assortment the theatrical motion picture “Serenity” and all images contained therein (“the Universal Property”). [See, e.g., Walt Disney Productions v. Filmation Associates, 628 F.Supp. 871, 876, 878, 879-80 (C.D. Cal. 1986) (defendant’s use of plaintiff’s protected images in defendant’s promotional trailer, brochures and other materials found infringing)].”

Affected by the cease-and-desist letters is CaféPress, a website which enables people to open their own store — they have since stopped allowing people to search for Firefly merchandise.

Firefly premiered and was cancelled in 2002 after 11 episodes aired. Many fans who watched and enjoyed the short-lived show were part of a cult following that encouraged Joss Whedon to create a film called “Serenity” in 2005. There are no current plans for a sequel or the revival of the Firefly series.

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Define a space, which is central to every part of your home. Kitchen plays the most imperative role in functionality of present-day homes. Modern kitchen tables furniture fit into everybody’s idea of contemporary lifestyle. Integrated, functional and up-to-date, Spacify has a wide-range of modern kitchen furniture that satisfy different tastes for restaurant furniture in utility, colors, material and designs.

Loud and clear-the Echo Mobile bar is the best choice for contemporary homes. This bar-on-wheel is made to fit your dining area with ease. The wooden top and bottom come in four finishes-Walnut, Wenge, Cherry wood & Natural Beech. The sleek aluminium roller shutters close down to create a compact bar that moves as you move.

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Unravel your concept of kitchen storage furniture and get ready to explore innovative kitchen styles for your home. Whisper smart-space as the modern-day mantra for modular kitchens. The world goes by contemporary kitchen tables furniture that fills the lull with creative and functional units for a deluxe home experience. Open up to a range of restaurant furniture online with Spacify’s exclusive collection of designer kitchen dining furniture, wet bar furniture and smart kitchen storage units.

The Trio Counter Stool is styled to the popular criss-cross design that will enhance any formal or casual decor. The backrest is curved to hug the body providing hours of comfort and support. The cushion is piled high for extreme comfort, and the seat is pliable and resistant to everyday wear and tear, making this stool versatile for any gathering area. The ultimate mix and match pattern for you! Four Dinner Plates one of each pattern: Leaves, Letters, Links and Circuit. Use it with your existing white dinnerware. or buy this set in multiples for your next buffet dinner party.

With shapes as dynamic as the Boss bar stool, you don’t need anything else to add a li’l sparkle to your bar room. Perfect structural stability and comfort embark upon the innovative design of this bar stool. The seat is covered in finest leather with a chromed steel base and foot bar.

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New industrial area to be created in Arad county, Romania

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 The local government of Arad County in western Romania today launched a project calling for the creation of a new industrial area in the commune of Zimandul Nou. They have already allocated 0.3 km² for this project, with more land being expected to be allocated for the industrial precinct.

The president of Arad Couty Council, Iosif Matula, says that the labour force in the area is qualified in industrial occupations, especially in the fields of textiles, furniture, electronics and tools industries. The site also already has all the necessary infrastructure, such as gas, access to sewage and a water purifying facility.

The industrial area will be located on the outskirts of the Zimandul Nou commune, which is a fairly small, rural town. The proposed Zimandul Nou industrial area is one of the latest development projects by the Arad County Council, which has, since a few years ago, embarked on a fairly wide-ranging project of attracting foreign investment and developing further industry in rural areas.

The county capital, Arad, with a population of nearly 190,000, is one of Romania’s largest industrial centres and is a major centre for foreign investment, but the county council would like to see more industry heading to the rural areas. The Zimandul Nou precinct will be the eighth industrial zone in a formerly-rural area in the county. The other seven areas have already attracted combined foreign investments of over 120 million euro.

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A Description Of Freight Forwarding Jobs}

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Freight forwarding jobs involve a lot of activities and they are as follows. The freight forwarder will investigate and plan the most appropriate route for a shipment and this will take into account the perishable or hazardous nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security.

Freight forwarding jobs involve a lot of activities and they are as follows. The freight forwarder will investigate and plan the most appropriate route for a shipment and this will take into account the perishable or hazardous nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security. A freight forwarder can arrange the packaging of the goods that are being transported and pay the necessary fees on behalf of the customer. Insurance also needs to be organized and contracts can be negotiated. For these transport jobs, the proper documentation can be obtained in order to meet the insurance and custom requirements.

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These transport jobs will also involve offering consolidation services through sea, air and road and ensuring that secure and cost effective solutions are provided for small shippers who have insufficient cargo requiring dedicated units. The job also involves liaising with the third parties in order to move goods according to the requirements of the customer. This might involve moving goods by road, rail, sea or air. The freight forwarder will also arrange for insurance and assist the customer whenever a claim arises. Tailored IT solutions can be offered in addition to Electronic Data Interchange connections.

The freight forwarding or shipping jobs also involves arranging the payment of the transport and other applicable charges and payment can also be collected for a customer. Real time tracking of the goods on transit can also be done. This is accomplished through the use of satellite systems, Internet technology and e-commerce solutions. Air transport can be arranged for urgent and high value freight as well as managing the risk. For a large volume of goods, these logistics jobs will involve arranging charters. In custom negotiations, the freight forwarder will act as a broker and freight efficiency will be guided through the complex procedures that are involved.

Courier and hand carry services can also be arranged and freight forwarding or shipping jobs also involve working hand in hand with clients, colleagues as well as third parties in order to ensure a smooth operation and guidelines are met. Throughout all stages of the freight, communication will be maintained and this includes producing management reports as well as unit and statistical cost analysis. In customer matters, the freight forwarder will act as a consultant. A freight forwarder also needs to maintain current knowledge such as the relevant legislation and political situation among other factors which could affect movement of goods.

A senior person doing freight forwarding or logistics jobs can manage staff and oversee the activities within a certain department. In addition, such a senior person could specialize in a certain area such as air freight or sea freight. The entry requirements for a freight forwarder can be a degree in transport, distribution or logistics. A person who has a degree in business or management can also apply for such a job. A degree in geography or economics can also be considered and if you have knowledge of modern European languages, you will stand a better chance. A person who is interested in freight forwarding jobs also needs to be a team player, have problem solving abilities and be sensitive to culture and religion.

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