Riyo Mori is crowned Miss Universe as Japanese after 48 years’ absence

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Riyo Mori is crowned Miss Universe as Japanese after 48 years’ absence
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Thursday, May 31, 2007

According to The Japan Times, the 20-year-old Japanese delegate Riyo Mori was crowned as the 56th Miss Universe, in a ceremony held at Mexico City on May 28 .

Riyo, the new Miss Universe titleholder, is from Shizuoka, Japan. She had stayed in Canada to study ballet while in high-school.After Riyo returned to her country, she became to an instructor of a dance school.

Riyo Mori achieved the brilliant feat of winning this beauty contest as Japanese after 48 years’ absence.Incidentally, preceded runner-up is Kurara Chibana.

Posted on April 22nd 2018 in Uncategorized

Energy Efficient Air Conditioners Could Save New Braunfels Residents Thousands Of Dollars

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Summers in New Braunfels, TX are just plain hot. Despite standard convention that says summer begins in June and ends in September, Texas summers can begin as early as April or May and last all the way through to November in some years. When those triple-digit temperatures hit, residents of New Braunfels are thankful for sweet TX tea, tubing on the Guadalupe, and their airconditioners.

Those airconditioners, however, sure do add to the cost of utility bills. In fact, half of a home’s energy costs in a year come from heating and cooling, of which airconditioners pull more than their fair share. Most TX homes are relatively inexpensive to heat in the winter, but come summer, airconditioners that have to run almost non-stop can cause utility bills to skyrocket.

One way to save money on energy in the summer is to replace old airconditioners with new, energy efficient airconditioners. If your unit is more than 12 years old, experts say that you can cut your cooling costs by up to 30 percent with Energy Star-rated airconditioners. Airconditioners that have earned the Energy Star rating have met strict standards set by the EPA. These airconditioners are built to provide optimal comfort while saving energy at the same time. In addition, they help to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases into the environment.

Airconditioners that are Energy Star compliant are about 14% more efficient than traditional airconditioners. This means that these units will keep a New Braunfels home cooler in the summer with less wear and tear on the unit.

Replacing old airconditioners is just one way to cut down on energy costs. Once they are replaced, New Braunfels residents are encouraged to replace air filters regularly, at least once a month. Dirty filters make airconditioners have to work harder, and that wastes valuable energy. For some homeowners, installing programmable thermostats is also a way to make sure that airconditioners run at peak performance. These thermostats can use pre-programmed settings to control temperatures for those extended periods of time when homes are empty. When used properly, such thermostats can save approximately $180/year in energy costs.

Energy Star airconditioners provide an energy saving, cost saving option for residents of New Braunfels who are looking to stave off the TX heat while saving on energy costs and while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of our natural resources. If it is time to replace your unit, you might consider investigating energy efficient airconditioners.

Air Conditioners New Braunfels TX – Air conditioners in New Braunfels, TX can really take a beating, so it’s critical to have a trustworthy provider who can manage your repairs, maintenance, and if needed, installation of any and every HVAC type.

Posted on April 22nd 2018 in Tea

Why It Is Necessary To Meet With A Dog Bite Lawyer In Milwaukee

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byJacob Schrinsky

It is beneficial to Meet with a Dog bite Lawyer In Milwaukee after you sustain such an injury. Your preferred attorney will provide you with advice in relation to this litigation process. In these cases, you are filing a claim against the homeowner whose pet has attacked you or a loved one. It is up to a dog bite lawyer to build a case around the severity of this injury and testimony as to whether the animal is a threat to the public.

How to Handle an Animal Attack Claim

Your first step in litigation is to contact your attorney and offer as many details as you can in this case. The attorney will need information such as the breed of the dog, the owner’s name, and medical proof of your injuries. Your attorney may photograph your injuries as a method of presenting them in court.

Public Risk

The nature of the attack is taken into consideration when distinguishing whether the animal is a public threat. It is necessary to make a determination after such an occurrence as dogs are more likely to turn on their owners and other individuals than cats, for example. A vet is acquired to evaluate the animal and determine whether or not this was an isolated incident or whether future attacks are probable.

Your Local Injury Attorneys

As the victim of an animal attack, you may consult Jacobson, Schrinsky, and Houck to determine an effective course of action for your case. These attorneys are skilled in the litigation process as it pertains to these attacks, probable risks to the public, and the need to process a claim through the homeowner’s insurance provider. By hiring these attorneys you discover your rights as a victim and are provided with your day in court.

Summary

You should Meet with a Dog bite Lawyer in Milwaukee when you are attacked by a domestic pet. If this animal lives within your neighborhood, it is probable to believe that the animal poses an imminent threat to everyone living in this area. By filing a claim in court, you have the option to seek euthanization of this animal if the judge agrees that a threat exists.

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Posted on April 21st 2018 in Public Relations

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Canada’s social insurance assets pass $140 billion in fourth quarter

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

With a fourth-quarter investment earnings of $3.9 Billion CAD, largely driven by stock market rises, the Canada Pension Plan’s (CPP) assets rose to $140.1 Billion reported the CPP Investment Board on Thursday.

Rate of return for the quarter netted three percent, bringing the first nine months of the fiscal year to 8.3%. The fund’s broad exposure to equities, in concert with a good quarter for stocks both in Canada and internationally, was largely to be credited according to CEO David Deneson.

The assets value rose from $127.6 Billion March 31st 2010, to $138.6 B on September 30th, to $140.1 B December 31st. The $3.9 B investment earnings, 3.58 of which came from the 54% of the portfolio in equities, was partially offset by seasonal outlays of $2.4 B to plan members.

The fund was very active throughout the calendar year, and particularly active in infrastructure, real estate, and private equity. As part of a consortium they completed the $4.8 B purchase of UK-based Tomkins plc, as well as purchasing Australian-based Intoll for $3.4 B thus acquiring a 30% stake in the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) near Toronto — which they expanded purchasing a further 10% stake from Spain’s Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. (CINTRA). They acquired a 25% equity stake in Westfield Stratford City, a retail complex adjacent to London’s Olympics venue, among many real estate ventures.

The CPP fund covers every province except Quebec, whose Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec is the only larger pension fund in Canada. The five-year annualised investment rate of return for the CPP reserve fund was 3.5%, its 10-year rate of return was 5.6%, at the close of 2010. The fund was established in 1997.

Posted on April 20th 2018 in Uncategorized

Australian governments to meet for first COAG meeting of 2006 today

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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) will meet in Canberra today for its first meeting of 2006. Members of COAG are the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Australian Capital and Northern Territory Chief Ministers, and the President of the Australian Local Government Association. COAG is chaired by the Prime Minister.

On the agenda is a wide range of issues such as health, economic reform, regulation, and education.

The state leaders (all of whom are members of the Australian Labor Party), met last night to develop a strategy for dealing with John Howard, Australia’s Prime Minister.

Posted on April 20th 2018 in Uncategorized

Whether Your Home Is A Cabin Or A Mansion, You’ll Be Comfortable With The Right Insulation Services!

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byAlma Abell

Whether your home is a cabin in the woods or a mansion on a hill, you will want to be comfortable and cozy inside when the mercury rises on the thermometer or when old man winter is bearing down on you. In order to accomplish this, you must first ensure that cabin or mansion is properly insulated against the elements. When it comes to Insulation Services you want only the best for your personal domain.

With all of the insulating materials and new methods now available, how does one determine what type is best for their home, or even how much to install? Insulation can be blown-in or laid down as strips of fibreglass. There are terms such as R-Values, where “R” indicates resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating power.

Certified and experienced installers are able to insulate any part of your home, from foundation to roof, with state of the insulating techniques. The use of blown-in insulation provides the optimum insulating method by finding every gap, nook and cranny and filling it seamlessly. Not only will a well-insulated home keep you and your family more comfortable, but it also has many other benefits. It will also reduce your heating and cooling costs, add equity value to your home and provide you with peace of mind. Insulating your home reduces its environmental impact because you will be using fewer non-renewable resources each day. Another benefit of insulation is that of noise reduction. It is perfect for muffling the neighbours’ barking dog, children playing, busy street traffic or any other noises around your home.

One options is to enlist the services of Arrow Roofing &Siding Inc. This family owned and operated business has been making both families as well as businesses in the central Ohio and surrounding areas comfortable for more than 25 years. Arrow Roofing & Siding Inc. does more than simply provide a roof over your head and a beautiful exterior for your home. Their professional Insulation Services also ensure your comfort by keeping you and your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Posted on April 20th 2018 in Salt Therapy Solutions

Scottish judge criticises medical care of murdered baby

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A judge in the High Court in Aberdeen, Scotland has criticised the care doctors gave to baby Alexis Matheson. Lord Uist made the comments while sentencing Mark Simpson, who was yesterday convicted of murdering the six-week-old girl.

Simpson, 29, will serve at least twenty years of his life sentence after he attacked Alexis — the child of his then-girlfriend Ilona Sheach, who he blamed for Alexis’s wounds — over the course of a month. The child suffered broken ribs and brain damage. Lord Uist said staff at Woodside Medical Group might have been able to prevent the death but failed to realise the baby was being hurt deliberately.

Whether the death of baby Alexis could have been prevented had she been so referred is a matter which, in my opinion, merits a very full inquiry

Sheach had initially been unable to get an appointment at Aberdeen-based Woodside for her daughter; instead, Dr Mohammed Athar spoke on the phone with Sheach and prescribed three drugs without seeing the infant. When she did see a doctor the following week despite being, said Lord Uist, “seriously concerned” for Alexis’s health, the doctor she saw — Linda Mackay — believed Sheach’s explanation the baby was constipated. She felt Alexis’s blood-red eyes were due to straining; a consultant neurosurgeon testified at trial that this did not explain the subconjunctival haemorrhages in the eyes.

That consultant felt a referral to a paediatrician would have been approrpiate. A consultant paediatrician told the court if Dr Mckay had phoned one Alexis would have been urgently hospitalised. These circumstances have led to calls for legislative changes, according to The Scotsman, which compared the death to the recent Baby P case in neighbouring England. Lord Uist also made this comparison, saying “Scottish health authorities have to treat this case with a similar degree of importance and urgency” to “[t]he Baby P case down south”.

Lord Uist was “very disturbed” that “nothing was done” following Dr Mackay’s assessment. He also criticised the delay in seeing a doctor, saying “[i]t is my opinion the appointments system operated at this surgery may require urgent review so as to ensure children requiring urgent attention receive it by being seen by a doctor.”

He continued “[w]hether the death of baby Alexis could have been prevented had she been so referred is a matter which, in my opinion, merits a very full inquiry. The training of GPs, and also health visitors, to detect signs of non-accidental injury may be a matter that requires further consideration.”

The same day as these comments, Crown Office announced that a fatal accident inquiry will occur. “These are very serious criticisms by Lord Uist of the way the health services operated,” said Scottish Conservatives health spokesman Murdo Fraser. “Clearly, there were serious failings in relation to this baby’s treatment and lessons have to be learned from this case.”

The health board stated “NHS Grampian and the Woodside Medical Practice would like to extend their condolences to Alexis’s family. We understand that Lord Uist has issued a statement that it is critical of perceived failings in the care given to Alexis. We will consider these comments very carefully.”

The Scottish Government has also taken note. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Alexis Matheson,” according to a spokeswoman. “We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and will await the findings of the fatal accident inquiry. Following this we will work with the health board to determine any necessary changes and ensure that any lessons are learned.”

Posted on April 20th 2018 in Uncategorized

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Chrysler files for bankruptcy, Fiat Group SpA to run company

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Friday, May 1, 2009

The American auto company Chrysler filed for bankruptcy Thursday, however a deal with European auto maker Fiat went through. The emerging Chrysler will be owned 55 percent by the United Auto Workers, eight percent by the United States Government, two percent by the Canadian Government and Fiat would begin with a 20 percent share.

Chrysler Chief Executive Robert Nardelli will step down when the bankruptcy proceedings are finalized.

Initially, the Italian company, Fiat, will appoint three members on the emerging Chrysler’s new board, and the United States government will appoint six. Fiat can assume the majority of the ownership upon repayment of American loans.

Chrysler administrators expect that the bankruptcy should take a couple of months.

“We expect this to be a very short, 30-to-60-day bankruptcy process, during which the company will function normally,” a top administration official said, “People will be able to buy cars, they will have their warranties honored, and everything should go on normally.”

The bankruptcy filing indicated that Chrysler was in debt to 20 creditors to a tune of more than $10 million each.

Meanwhile, the deal with Fiat did go through, and Chrysler should have cars designed by Fiat out on the market by 2011.

“It’s a partnership that will give Chrysler a chance not only to survive, but to thrive in a global auto industry,” said American president Obama, “Fiat has demonstrated that it can build the clean, fuel-efficient cars that are the future of the industry.”

However, automotive analyst Erich Merkle has hesitations.

“History would show that alliances really don’t work that well,” Merkle said, “even though, no matter how good they may look on paper.”

The restructuring has been managed by Steve Rattner, a former investment banker, and the U.S. Government auto task force.

Obama has set three ultimatums before Fiat. Fiat should produce a 40 mile per gallon vehicle while managing the new Chrysler, transfer fuel efficient Fiat technology to Chrysler factories in the United States, and produce cars in Chrysler factories and distribute them in Europe.

Posted on April 20th 2018 in Uncategorized