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News briefs:May 17, 2006

June 16th, 2017

The time is 18:00 (UTC) on May 17th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Culture of violence reported in central Australian Aboriginal communities
    • 1.2 EU treating Iran “like a 4 year old”: Ahmadinejad likens EU incentives to the offer of “walnuts and chocolates” in exchange for gold
    • 1.3 Half of Australian defence force’s munitions of no use
    • 1.4 Rescued Australian miners sign multi-million dollar media deal
    • 1.5 Hawaii to spend $4.9M on coqui frog eradication
  • 2 Closing statements

Pregnancy And Lower Back Pain: What To Do!

June 15th, 2017

By Dr. Tomas Sullivan

The decisions of picking a name The anticipation and excitement Painting the new room Clothing, diapers and family celebrations. The joy of a pregnancy is one of lifes greatest pleasures. Unfortunately however, for many women the later months of pregnancy can prove to be quite challenging. One common problem many women face is lower back pain.

Lower back pain can be a horrible interruption in day-to-day activities for a pregnant woman. More importantly, it interferes with their quality of life, not to mention the enjoyment of one of the most memorable times of their life.

The obvious cause of lower back pain is the biomechanical stress being placed on the mother by the added weight of baby. As the baby gains weight the mother is pulled forward. In order to compensate for this forward pull, the mother has to lean her upper body backward. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the low back and pelvis.

This explanation of low back pain sounds complete. It is a true explanation but is only a small part the problem. The hidden cause of lower back pain is actually muscle imbalances. In fact muscle imbalances are a common cause of lower back pain in pregnancy but it is also responsible for back pain in a majority of the population.

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The strength and tone of the muscular system is an extremely important factor when assessing a patient with lower back pain. Unfortunately, muscle imbalances are not addressed properly by most health practitioners but just because they are not trained in identifying and addressing muscle imbalances, it doesnt mean you have to continue to suffer

But before I share with you the solution to this problem, let me first explain in more detail what a muscle imbalance is and how it causes back pain and sciatica

In a nutshell, muscle imbalances work like this. Muscles work together with opposing muscles to allow movement at joints. One muscle stretches while the other shortens. Each side should be of equal tone and strength. When a pregnant woman walks, moves, bends, twists or sleeps she will typically do so in an unbalanced and awkward manner to accommodate for her increased weight. In addition, various everyday activities and positions we put our body in create imbalances in the muscle groups and during pregnancy it only worsens

Muscle imbalances then pull the pelvis and low back out of alignment and this places uneven and excessive stress on the muscles, bones and joints.

The spine is comprised of 24 moveable bones with a shock-absorbing disc in between each bone. This spinal column rests on three large bones called the pelvic girdle. When this spinal column is in proper alignment it will carry a majority of the weight and stress being placed on the body. When one or more of these 24 bones misaligns, especially the pelvis, the muscles work overtime so to speak. They now have to carry the weight that the spinal column is supposed to handle. At this point the muscles are unbalanced and are very prone to an injury. Lower back pain is the most common expression of this problem.

If the above scenario takes place then the stage has been set for lower back pain and dysfunction. Not only does the soon to be Mom have to deal with safely carrying the baby, she has to now do it with a painful lower back. Lets face it, the soon to be Mom is going to be in pain and she is not going to enjoy her most cherished time in life.

The Solution

The solution is based on a better understanding of muscle imbalances and how your body works The first thing you have to do is fully understand what muscle imbalances are, how they are created and how they cause back pain and sciatica

Once you understand muscle imbalances the next step is to identify the ones you have and understand how they are creating your pain after you have identified the imbalances is when you can then begin addressing them with the right combination of corrective exercises, stretches and treatments

About the Author: There are very few healthcare professionals trained & experienced in addressing muscle imbalancesgood news is you can find out what imbalances you have on your own by performing simple self assessment. Learn more about muscle imbalances at




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WSJ: Diller close to $2 billion deal for Ask Jeeves

June 15th, 2017

Monday, March 21, 2005

Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp (IAC) is near a US$2 billion deal to buy search engine Ask Jeeves, according to a report in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.

The corporate boards from both companies were in talks all weekend negotiating what appears to be an all-stock deal. If approved, the price tag would be a substantial premium over Ask Jeeves valuation of $1.4 billion as of Friday’s stock market close.

The acquisition of Oakland, California-based Ask Jeeves by IAC would mean they own a known brand name and get a foothold in revenues from search engine advertising. The company also would become a direct competitor with companies such as Google, Yahoo!, Amazon.com and Microsoft who also have launched their own high-profile internet search engines. Ask Jeeves also owns other brands, including Excite.com and iWon.com.

Diller has built InterActiveCorp on the backbone of the cash generated by Home Shopping Network, a company he used to bankroll the purchases of a large portfolio of internet and electronic commerce companies. These include Expedia, Ticketmaster, Match.com, CitySearch and the LendingTree.

He also bought and grew cable networks USA Network and Sci Fi Channel before selling them off to NBC Universal, of which he is the largest individual shareholder.

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

June 15th, 2017

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals experience in a broad spectrum of consumer goods production and food processing into a cause célèbre.

PETA first made headlines in the Silver Spring monkeys case, when Alex Pacheco, then a student at George Washington University, volunteered at a lab run by Edward Taub, who was testing neuroplasticity on live monkeys. Taub had cut sensory ganglia that supplied nerves to the monkeys’ fingers, hands, arms, legs; with some of the monkeys, he had severed the entire spinal column. He then tried to force the monkeys to use their limbs by exposing them to persistent electric shock, prolonged physical restraint of an intact arm or leg, and by withholding food. With footage obtained by Pacheco, Taub was convicted of six counts of animal cruelty—largely as a result of the monkeys’ reported living conditions—making them “the most famous lab animals in history,” according to psychiatrist Norman Doidge. Taub’s conviction was later overturned on appeal and the monkeys were eventually euthanized.

PETA was born.

In the subsequent decades they ran the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty against Europe’s largest animal-testing facility (footage showed staff punching beagle puppies in the face, shouting at them, and simulating sex acts while taking blood samples); against Covance, the United State’s largest importer of primates for laboratory research (evidence was found that they were dissecting monkeys at its Vienna, Virginia laboratory while the animals were still alive); against General Motors for using live animals in crash tests; against L’Oreal for testing cosmetics on animals; against the use of fur for fashion and fur farms; against Smithfield Foods for torturing Butterball turkeys; and against fast food chains, most recently against KFC through the launch of their website kentuckyfriedcruelty.com.

They have launched campaigns and engaged in stunts that are designed for media attention. In 1996, PETA activists famously threw a dead raccoon onto the table of Anna Wintour, the fur supporting editor-in-chief of Vogue, while she was dining at the Four Seasons in New York, and left bloody paw prints and the words “Fur Hag” on the steps of her home. They ran a campaign entitled Holocaust on your Plate that consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each juxtaposing images of the Holocaust with images of factory farming. Photographs of concentration camp inmates in wooden bunks were shown next to photographs of caged chickens, and piled bodies of Holocaust victims next to a pile of pig carcasses. In 2003 in Jerusalem, after a donkey was loaded with explosives and blown up in a terrorist attack, Newkirk sent a letter to then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat to keep animals out of the conflict. As the film shows, they also took over Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s Paris boutique and smeared blood on the windows to protest his use of fur in his clothing.

The group’s tactics have been criticized. Co-founder Pacheco, who is no longer with PETA, called them “stupid human tricks.” Some feminists criticize their campaigns featuring the Lettuce Ladies and “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads as objectifying women. Of their Holocaust on a Plate campaign, Anti-Defamation League Chairman Abraham Foxman said “The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent.” (Newkirk later issued an apology for any hurt it caused). Perhaps most controversial amongst politicians, the public and even other animal rights organizations is PETA’s refusal to condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front, which in January 2005 was named as a terrorist threat by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

David Shankbone attended the pre-release screening of I Am An Animal at HBO’s offices in New York City on November 12, and the following day he sat down with Ingrid Newkirk to discuss her perspectives on PETA, animal rights, her responses to criticism lodged against her and to discuss her on-going life’s work to raise human awareness of animal suffering. Below is her interview.

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.


  • 1 The HBO film about her life
  • 2 PETA, animal rights groups and the Animal Liberation Front
  • 3 Newkirk on humans and other animals
  • 4 Religion and animals
  • 5 Fashion and animals
  • 6 Newkirk on the worst corporate animal abusers
  • 7 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 8 Ingrid Newkirk on Ingrid Newkirk
  • 9 External links
  • 10 Sources

Leading luxury businesses to form a joint venture

June 15th, 2017

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Richemont and Polo Ralph Lauren decided to join their skills and rich experience in order to form a joint venture, the name of which is Polo Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry Company, S.A.R.L. The representatives of the global luxury business decided to unite their efforts in order to develop luxury timepieces and fine jewelry items.

After the new products are manufactured, they will be distributed through Ralph Lauren boutiques and independent retailers of jewelery items and luxury timepieces. The first jointly developed products are to appear in the fall of the following year.

Richemont and Polo Ralph Lauren will equally share 50 percent of the new joint venture. The partners hope for long-term cooperation. The union will be a completely new experience for both Richemont, which has never cooperated with a luxury fashion designer before, and Polo Ralph Lauren, which, until the present day, has not maintained any links with the precious jewelry and luxury watch businesses.

Ralph Lauren, holding the post of Polo Ralph Lauren’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , believes that the company’s experience in the area of designing and marketing luxury lifestyle products will blend with Richemont’s experience on a global scale.

Johann Rupert, owning the position of Richemont’s Executive Chairman counts on Ralph Lauren’s reputation and image based upon distinctive taste, style and attention to detail. He hopes that the newly formed joint venture will benefit from these factors, as well Richemont’s expertise in the area of jewelry and watches.

Sell Your Car In Dubai Some Tips That Speed Up The Process}

June 13th, 2017

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Sell Your Car in Dubai Some Tips That Speed Up the Process


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Do you want to sell your car in Dubai? Do you want to do it quickly? Have people told you that you can never make that happen? Well, they are wrong. You can easily sell your car in the UAE to any one in one day even. There are many ways through which you can increase the potential and the availability of your car. There are many ways through which you can enhance the look of your car and make it look better for the buyer.

When you want to sell car Dubai, there are a few things that you need to do. You may have to spend some money on your car to improve it. Here are some tips that can help you with it that will inadvertently help you sell your car quickly.

Keep these tips in your mind when you want to sell a car in Dubai and dont forget to check online car valuation Dubai to get an estimate price of your car before you show it to any buyer and say the wrong price. This is very important, so dont skip this step.

Sell Your Car in Dubai by Making It Beautiful

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This is one way through which you can enhance the look of your car and make it look pretty. This is one way to make sure that you get the right attention for your car. You should start with washing your car. Before you wash your car, you should take a cloth and wipe the dust off. If there are any solid mud deposits, you should hose them off. After that, you can take a mild detergent and wash the car with it. Only use a piece of sponge to do it for the best affect.

After that, you should let the car air dry. Wipe the car once more so that it does not have water marks because they make it difficult for you hide in light. After that, you should clean the interior of the car. You should vacuum the seats, wipe the steering wheel and dash board and you should wash the car mats. Make sure that the car mats are completely dry before place them back inside the car.

Wax the Car

You can always wax the car to hide the scratches that have appeared over the time of your use. You can buy wax from any auto shop near you. You can even find a car wax at your nearest super market. Once you have that, follow the instructions on the package and use accordingly.

However, if you dont want to buy a wax, you can always use some tooth paste and a cloth to get rid of the scratches on the exterior of the car. When you want to sell car Dubai, you need to make sure that you make your car look as pretty as possible. With a little elbow grease, you can get rid of the scratches on the exterior of the car.

Or Have Your Car Detailed

If you dont want to wash and wax your car at your home, if you dont have the place to do it or if you dont have the time, you can always take your car to have it detailed. There are many professionals who will detail your car for you. This will cost you money, but it will be worth it.

Basically, detailing is just a fancy way of saying that you are having your car washed and waxed by the professionals. They will thoroughly clean your car, make it shine and make sure that it is looking like it is new. They will also wax your car, so you will not be able to see any scratches on the body of the car.

Dont Do Any of That and Sell Your Car To Car Buying Specialists

You always have the option to disregard the above tips and sell your car to a car buying specialist. These companies will buy your car regardless of their looks, their abilities and their performance. When you sell your car in Dubai to these companies, they will buy it in 30 minutes and immediately transfer the payment to your bank account.

Hi! You are reading Aric Jaden’s Article. This article will help all of you who want to Sell Your Car in Dubai. Before selling your car you can easily know the value of your car through Online Car Valuation tools.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com


New Polish government takes down findings on Russian air disaster

June 13th, 2017

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Law and Justice Party of Poland, which took power last week, this week removed web pages featuring the results of an investigation into the Smolensk air disaster in Russia in 2010. The cause of the crash, which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, is disputed.

The flight was carrying high-profile political figures to attend a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, when thousands of Polish prisoners of war and civilians were killed by the Soviets. All 96 on board died. Amongst the dead were First Lady Maria Kaczy?ska, several members of the lower parliamentary house known as the Sejm, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer, National Security Bureau head Aleksander Szczyg?o, and Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last President of the Polish government-in-exile.

The Law and Justice Party was in power at the time, led then as now by Lech Kaczynski’s identical twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski. Jaroslaw was himself Prime Minister of Poland from 2006 to 2007. Jaroslaw contested the vacated Presidency later that year but was defeated by Bronislaw Komorowski of the Civic Platform Party. Lech and Jaroslaw co-founded Law and Justice.

Russian and Polish investigations deemed the crash an accident. Edmund Klich, head of the Polish air accident investigatory body, said in 2010 the Polish military pilots of the Tupolev Tu-154 were determined to get the dignitaries through dense fog so they could attend the ceremony. He said the pilots were insufficiently trained and put safety second, whilst Russian air traffic controllers should have diverted the aircraft away from Smolensk. Passengers entered the cockpit during the final stages of the flight.

Government spokesman Elzbieta Witek yesterday said Donald Tusk, a former Prime Minister, should be prosecuted before the State Tribunal, although Witek said this was a personal view and not government policy. Jaroslaw and allies have insinuated Russia purposefully brought the plane down.

Law and Justice accuse Tusk, Prime Minister from 2007 to 2014, of failings before and after the crash. He is accused of not ensuring the President was safe, of not establishing an international investigation, and of allowing Russia to maintain possession of the wreckage.

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee performed its own investigation blaming solely Poland’s pilots and exonerating the controllers. Upon receiving the first draft of their report in 2010 Tusk branded the contents “unacceptable”, the findings “without foundation”, and the overall result a breach of the Chicago Convention, an international regulatory document on air travel.

Tusk resigned last year to take the European Council Presidency until 2017. Witek said he had “given away” investigative control. Polish minister Adam Lipinski has previously called for Tusk’s prosecution after his European duties conclude, saying he has “a lot to answer for” over the disaster.

Polish conspiracy theorists have been spurred on by Russian refusal to accede to Polish requests to return wreckage, which the Russians claim to still be investigating.

The new Prime Minister is Law and Justice’s Beata Szydlo. Asked on Tuesday about one disappearing website containing investigative findings, Szydlo told press “the website has been closed and will simply remain closed.”

Miner dies after being struck with hose in Central Western NSW

June 13th, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A 39 year-old man working at a coal mine at Lidsdale, near Lithgow in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia was found dead on Wednesday. It is believed he was struck by a ruptured hydraulic hose.

The man was discovered by a colleague at around 4:30PM and was around 8 kilometres underground from the mine’s entrance. According to police, the man was collecting oil samples when the accident occurred.

Police and the NSW Department of Primary Industries are conducting an investigation into the incident and will prepare a report for the coroner.

Technical troubles hold up International Space Station repairs

June 13th, 2017

Monday, August 9, 2010

A faulty ammonia line fitting delayed repairs to a cooling pump on the International Space Station Saturday during an eight-hour spacewalk.

During the spacewalk, astronauts Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson were to repair a faulty cooling system, which failed on July 31. The faulty cooling unit was to be swapped with a new one that was previously in storage to solve the problem; however, an ammonia leak in the final line to be disconnected from the unit halted attempts for a repair.

Upon discovering the problem, the astronauts were instructed to reconnect the line and install a positioning device to maintain the proper pressure on the line.

Upon completing the spacewalk, Wheelock and Dyson spent additional time in the airlock to get rid of any ammonia particles that may have attached themselves to their spacesuits.

NASA officials are analyzing possible solutions to the issue to attempt during a planned spacewalk Wednesday. Wednesday’s spacewalk was previously intended to be second in the series to repair the cooling system by reattaching fluid and electrical lines.

Before Saturday’s spacewalk, NASA officials projected that up to three spacewalks may be needed to repair the cooling system.

Most of the space station’s non-critical scientific components have been temporarily shut-down in order to reduce heat generation with only one cooling loop available to the station.

NASA reports that the station’s crew, three Russians and three Americans, are not in any danger; however, it is in the best interests of the crew to restore systems to nominal condition as soon as possible.

The eight-hour spacewalk is reportedly the longest ISS-based spacewalk, and the sixth longest in the history of human spaceflight.

Why Become A Plumber? 10 Strong Arguments For Becoming A Plumber}

June 11th, 2017

Submitted by: John Maxted

It is a common perception that you have to have a college education if you want to make it in the world today. Unfortunately, college may not be an option for everyone. And for many people it is not the best career option to take. There are plenty of career paths that you can follow that will give you the rewarding job that you are looking for. Perhaps one of the best positions to look for would be a plumber or plumbing contractor. This is a job that will give the great salary that all the college graduates are seeking and you will not have to spend years at school to get there. Below are 10 strong arguments for becoming a plumber.

1. There is currently a shortage of skilled plumbers. It is one of the up and coming fields to work in as there seems to be an ongoing shortage of people that are skilled for these positions. As more people retire, more positions are becoming available so you can be sure that you will be set with a job for life.

2. The pay is great. When you become a plumber, you will find that you are one of the highest paid contractors around. You can expect to make around $20 to $25 an hour to start. There are some areas where the pay goes as high as $35 an hour.

3. Plumbing has great benefits. Benefits are very important to most people, especially if they have a family so this is a great perk of being a plumber. As employers find themselves looking for quality employees, they have beefed up the benefits packages to help attract more qualified plumbers to fill their positions. There is also the option to join the union and make even more money with even better benefits.

4. You get paid to learn. You can earn as you learn with one of the many apprenticeship programs that allows you to train with qualified plumbers. This gives you the chance to learn by working hands on. Some of the training may even qualify as a college credit so you may want to check with your employer or trainer to see if you can get the credit.

5. Economic downturn resistant. You will be pretty much exempt to the worries about the economy as your job will always be in demand so chances of layoffs is slim.

6. Great opportunity for promotion. When you start out with training, you are an apprentice but you can quickly climb the ladder so there is always room for advancement and that is something that more and more people are looking for in a job.

7. Do something worthwhile. You can take pride in the fact that you have helped to build something spectacular such as homes for families and even hospitals that will help many people.

8. High job enjoyment. You can be sure that you are never bored as the work you do each day an change so you will never know what you will be doing, which means you will be less likely to get bored with your job.

9. Recognition. You will like the recognition that you get when you complete the job with top quality craftsmanship.

10. Social Advantages. You will make friends and contact that will help you to make a name for yourself in the industry.

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