Feb 17 2018

Canadian military exercise NANOOK 2008 travels through uncharted waters

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Operation NANOOK 2008 was held from August 11 to August 25 by the Canadian Forces for the purpose of conducting mock emergency rescue operations for potential maritime disasters in the northeastern Canadian Arctic waters.

Two Canadian navy ships and two airforce planes, a CC-138 Twin Otter and a CP-140 Aurora, took part in the exercises in the Canada’s Arctic. The HMCS Toronto and the Canadian Coast Guard ship Pierre Radisson travelled along the Hudson Strait. The Operation extended to Davis Strait, and Frobisher Bay during the annual NANOOK Operation. There have been 18 such humanitarian operations since 2002. As more Arctic ice melts, the ships sail through uncharted waters. Emergency response times were tested for such potential disasters as oil spills, or rescue operations such as responding to cruise ship emergencies.

General Walter Natynczyk, Canada’s chief of Defence staff, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Defence Minister as well as Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Steven Fletcher, Member of Parliament for Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, flew to Iqaluit, Nunavut to officially launch the exercise on August 19, 2008 and observe the process.

In addition to the military exercises, Veterans Affairs Canada held a commemorative event onboard the HMCS Toronto to honour the 55th Anniversary of the Cease Fire in Korea, the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, and the start of the Last 100 days of the First World War. The inaugural ceremonies were held during Community Day activities in the capital city of Iqaluit, followed by the public panel discussion held on Saturday. The community day ceremonies were organized by participants in Operation NANOOK 2008. The public ceremonies received neither Nunavut politicians nor Inuit leaders.

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Feb 17 2018

Ice Makers

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By David H. Urmann

Never had an icemaker before? Whether for business or home use you better get one now. Especially when hosting for those backyard parties, picnics, drinking sprees and the like.

In any industries of today may it be the healthcare centers, groceries and supermarkets, recreation and spa, food service like restaurants and hotels; the icemakers play a major role and are important.

Portable icemakers make a smaller amount, so they are just right for occasions like parties or picnics. A home icemaker can be a great add up for those who enjoy entertaining or for filling a cooler to remain food and beverages cold on the go. Freestanding ice machines produce large amounts of ice in less period of time; they can create 50 pounds of ice every day.

In big companies, a typical commercial icemaker, which usually lasts about 7-10 years, consists of a container, insulation, refrigeration system and a water supply scheme. It makes ice cubes or crushed ice for hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other commercial buildings.

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Ice is used in many applications commercially and industrially like in the wet goods in supermarkets, especially in fish markets, in hotels and restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. The variety of machines for making ice commercially is therefore quite wide encompassing modular icemakers through to flake icemakers. In some places where the weather is hot and there is a lack of electrical supply for continuous ice making, block ice plants are needed. To keep perishables cool under such situations, ice blocks are important and in fact, before our household refrigerators were made, block ice was used in a lot of homes.

Ice is one of the easiest recipes ever – its preparation needs nothing more than time. Before you try to start looking for any commercial ice makers, you need to figure out how much ice you will need each day, make sure your kitchen has plumbing in place to fill an ice machine and better decide what type of ice you want to serve: cubed, shaved, round, etc.

A portable icemaker is a really practical appliance in the home, whether in the home kitchen or perhaps by a drinks bar, if you’re fortunate enough to have one! This mini icemaker is trendy, simple to use and requires no plumbing. For your picnics and barbecues, summertime is the great time that always seems to be on the hottest day of the year. Unluckily, you need to have a lot of ice for easiest method to cool down with something cold to drink.

The Portable Ice Maker is a great means to keep plenty of ice around. The little ice-making machine can churn out a dozen cubes in only 6 minutes. That’s far less than it takes in your freezer

Portable icemaker needs no additional wiring. With its very sleek and smooth exterior made from stainless steel, there’s no need to hide it under a counter instead, use this entertaining necessity for your own home bar or office refreshment counter. This insulated icemaker box stores 2-1/2 pounds of ice so you won’t run out while entertaining the guests. It can hold one gallon of water to produce 5 lbs.

of ice and it is equipped with a clever low water sensor; this ice machine will alert you when more water is needed. Some icemakers are not recommended to use distilled water. And when outdoors, use this portable icemaker in a protected area.

So whenever you prepare and plan on hosting a lot of parties and picnics this summer, do your friends and relatives a favor and keep plenty of ice on the go. In our modern world, the icemaker is surely one of best inventions ever made to be use by all people.

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Feb 17 2018

Wolfram Research’s new product Alpha to compete with Google and Wikipedia

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Wolfram Research Inc., makers of Mathematica and A New Kind of Science, have released a limited alpha of their new web service Wolfram Alpha. Wolfram Alpha is described by CEO Stephen Wolfram as a “computational knowledge engine.” Unlike Google, Yahoo! and other traditional web search engines that rely on statistical methods for retrieving online documents, Wolfram Alpha answers factual questions in the way that Wikipedia does, except it relies on analytical methods instead of human-generated documents.

Although the product is still in a limited release some details about its operation and design have been revealed by Wolfram on his blog, and by Nova Spivack who recently interviewed Wolfram about Wolfram Alpha. The product is available on the Web as a single search box reminiscent of Google’s main search page. The search queries can be entered in natural language and the natural language system will parse the query and use models of knowledge (ontologies) and human-curated data to return an answer including graphs and other representations. The ontologies and data are managed by Wolfram employees who must input new ontologies and data by hand or, occasionally, with the assistance of programmatic tools. It is expected that an Application Programming Interface (API) will eventually be available, although it is not known what the API will be used for.

Unlike traditional search engines Wolfram Alpha does not search online documents, and thus does not return answers to “fuzzy” questions, such as opinion or advice. Instead, the scope of answers is limited to the knowledge that has already been modeled and encoded in the ontologies and the associated data. In this way the system can generate knowledge that was previously unknown. It is thought that while Wolfram will concentrate on scientific and technical information the system may eventually be able to answer questions in other domains, such as stock information, geography and history. In theory, any question with a factual answer could be answered by Wolfram Alpha.

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Feb 17 2018

4,400 kilograms of drugs seized in New Delhi

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

In the biggest ever narcotics haul in India’s capital, the New Delhi police have seized over 4,400 kg of Mandrax and Rs. 20 crore from a dealer in the city. The consignment, meant for a customer in the U.S, was seized from a godown in Badarpur, near the Delhi-Haryana border. The alleged trafficker, identified as Vinod Sharma, claimed that the contraband was not his and that he had nothing to do with the matter. Sharma started his career as a scrap-dealer in Delhi, and police suspect that with the help of some contacts he used container depots for drug-trafficking, whilst successfully dodging both the police and the Customs Department.

On Sunday the Delhi Police arrested him at his Kalkaji residence. The Deputy Commissioner of Police for South District, Delhi Police, Anil Shukla said, “Sharma befriended container drivers and once they had driven past customs, he and his men would meet them at a distance and pilfer the containers.”

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Feb 17 2018

Western Australian economy at crisis point say builders

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Western Australian Master Builders Association (MBA) yesterday demanded the Carpenter Government call an emergency cabinet meeting to avoid a “state of emergency” over the energy crisis gripping WA. A MBA spokesperson said that hundreds of workers have already been stood down, many without pay, and that the cost of building material is soaring.

The Minister for Energy, Fran Logan has admitted that the gas shortage caused by Tuesday’s fire is damaging the economy as mining, manufacturing and construction industries wind back operations. Western Australia’s two major brick producing companies have shut operations and Wesbeam’s $A100 million Neerabup pine production facility has been closed, their 130 employees have been stood down.

Wesbeam chief executive James Malone said, “It’s an industrial tsunami in my view. It’s a little ripple that has very quickly had a huge multiplying effect on the whole community”.

Michael McLean, Master Building Association director said “It’s a worst-nightmare scenario, and not one we could have imagined in our wildest dreams,” building supplies are expected to start running out by the middle of next week.

Premier Carpenter has announced a meeting of ministers and industry representatives to take place on Sunday to discuss solutions to the growing crisis. Tim Wall, managing director of Apache Corporation has said Apache is conducting a worldwide search for the parts need to repair the pipeline.

Major mining companies and Apache partners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have already reported they are suffering with the loss of gas supply; the Chamber of Minerals and Energy has talked down the effect saying that they don’t expect the crisis to take the heat off the booming mining industry.

Opposition leader Troy Buswell has describe the performance of Fran Logan as “absolutely dismal” noting that Mr Logan had experienced a similar incident in January this year, when a fire at Woodsides Karratha operations had a similar effect.

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Feb 17 2018

How Secure Are 24 Hour Payday Loans?

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Submitted by: Vincent A Rogers

Where finances are concerned, no level of security is too high. Not only do we want to ensure that our dealings with a 24 hour payday loan company are safe during the application process, but we also need to feel that our data won t find its way into the wrong hands later on. So how secure are payday loans?

The first thing to remember is that it is every company s responsibility to make sure that all customer information is secure and isn t passed on to anyone without prior consent. Problems do occasionally arise due to a malicious external hacker, but no financial organisation should share details for profit. This is equally true of banks that are steeped in history as it is for relatively new 24 hour payday loan providers.

If you re searching for a loan online, then you should be looking for a few things on the lender s website. A privacy policy is certainly a good start. This should outline exactly how they intend to use any information that you supply to them. If you can t find this information it doesn t necessarily suggest that they are less secure, but it might mean that you have to pay closer attention to other signals.

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First and foremost, you should be looking for any sign of official industry credentials. All lenders should be licensed and hold the relevant accreditations. Again, if this kind of information isn t obvious, that doesn t necessarily mean that they don t hold proper certification although it should feature somewhere.

Don t take your security for granted. Whilst you shouldn t assume that all sites are safe and every company has your best interests at heart, you also can t presume that the opposite is also true. If you have misgivings or concerns about the claims that a 24 hour payday loan company is making or you simply aren t sure if they are credible or not, investigate further. Look to see if customers have said anything about the service they offer, or whether industry specialists have hoisted some cautionary red flags online. More often than not, if a company is engaged in dubious practices, somebody will be annoyed or concerned enough to share their experience online.

All businesses, whether based online or not, should have clear contact details in case you have any queries. So if you want to find out more about their security practices or any other information to do with 24 hour payday loans, make sure you give them a call and see what they have to say. This will either provide you with all the reassurance that you need or give you a great excuse to continue your search elsewhere.

There are small things that you can check when you re on a site too. For instance, if you re taken to an application form or sign up area, make sure you take a look at the URL at the top of the page. This should change to a secure connection, which can be easily identified by the (https://) precursor, which would ordinarily be (http://). Most browsers will also indicate when you re in a secure area so make sure you keep an eye out.

Security of data shouldn t be an afterthought. So if you are suspicious or concerned, always carry out further checks to get the reassurance you need. Remember though, most lenders are extremely careful with their customer s details. In fact, if they adhere to data protection laws and those of the regulatory bodies that oversee lending, then they should be very careful indeed. It is their prerogative to put the appropriate security measures in place, however, it will be your details that are put at risk.

So just like with any online financial transaction, be wary but don t assume the worst. As long as you follow the advice in this article you should be just fine.

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Feb 17 2018

Wikinews interviews Brian Moore, Socialist Party USA presidential candidate

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

While nearly all cover of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

As a non-partisan news source, Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, who are looking to become the 43rd person elected to serve their nation from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Wikinews’ own Patrick Mannion corresponded with the Socialist Party USA nominee and candidate, Brian Moore via e-mail.

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Feb 16 2018

G20 protests: Inside a labour march

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Wikinews accredited reporter Killing Vector traveled to the G-20 2009 summit protests in London with a group of protesters. This is his personal account.

Friday, April 3, 2009

London – “Protest”, says Ross Saunders, “is basically theatre”.

It’s seven a.m. and I’m on a mini-bus heading east on the M4 motorway from Cardiff toward London. I’m riding with seventeen members of the Cardiff Socialist Party, of which Saunders is branch secretary for the Cardiff West branch; they’re going to participate in a march that’s part of the protests against the G-20 meeting.

Before we boarded the minibus Saunders made a speech outlining the reasons for the march. He said they were “fighting for jobs for young people, fighting for free education, fighting for our share of the wealth, which we create.” His anger is directed at the government’s response to the economic downturn: “Now that the recession is underway, they’ve been trying to shoulder more of the burden onto the people, and onto the young people…they’re expecting us to pay for it.” He compared the protest to the Jarrow March and to the miners’ strikes which were hugely influential in the history of the British labour movement. The people assembled, though, aren’t miners or industrial workers — they’re university students or recent graduates, and the march they’re going to participate in is the Youth Fight For Jobs.

The Socialist Party was formerly part of the Labour Party, which has ruled the United Kingdom since 1997 and remains a member of the Socialist International. On the bus, Saunders and some of his cohorts — they occasionally, especially the older members, address each other as “comrade” — explains their view on how the split with Labour came about. As the Third Way became the dominant voice in the Labour Party, culminating with the replacement of Neil Kinnock with Tony Blair as party leader, the Socialist cadre became increasingly disaffected. “There used to be democratic structures, political meetings” within the party, they say. The branch meetings still exist but “now, they passed a resolution calling for renationalisation of the railways, and they [the party leadership] just ignored it.” They claim that the disaffection with New Labour has caused the party to lose “half its membership” and that people are seeking alternatives. Since the economic crisis began, Cardiff West’s membership has doubled, to 25 members, and the RMT has organized itself as a political movement running candidates in the 2009 EU Parliament election. The right-wing British National Party or BNP is making gains as well, though.

Talk on the bus is mostly political and the news of yesterday’s violence at the G-20 demonstrations, where a bank was stormed by protesters and 87 were arrested, is thick in the air. One member comments on the invasion of a RBS building in which phone lines were cut and furniture was destroyed: “It’s not very constructive but it does make you smile.” Another, reading about developments at the conference which have set France and Germany opposing the UK and the United States, says sardonically, “we’re going to stop all the squabbles — they’re going to unite against us. That’s what happens.” She recounts how, in her native Sweden during the Second World War, a national unity government was formed among all major parties, and Swedish communists were interned in camps, while Nazi-leaning parties were left unmolested.

In London around 11am the march assembles on Camberwell Green. About 250 people are here, from many parts of Britain; I meet marchers from Newcastle, Manchester, Leicester, and especially organized-labor stronghold Sheffield. The sky is grey but the atmosphere is convivial; five members of London’s Metropolitan Police are present, and they’re all smiling. Most marchers are young, some as young as high school age, but a few are older; some teachers, including members of the Lewisham and Sheffield chapters of the National Union of Teachers, are carrying banners in support of their students.

Gordon Brown’s a Tory/He wears a Tory hat/And when he saw our uni fees/He said ‘I’ll double that!’

Stewards hand out sheets of paper with the words to call-and-response chants on them. Some are youth-oriented and education-oriented, like the jaunty “Gordon Brown‘s a Tory/He wears a Tory hat/And when he saw our uni fees/He said ‘I’ll double that!'” (sung to the tune of the Lonnie Donegan song “My Old Man’s a Dustman“); but many are standbys of organized labour, including the infamous “workers of the world, unite!“. It also outlines the goals of the protest, as “demands”: “The right to a decent job for all, with a living wage of at least £8 and hour. No to cheap labour apprenticeships! for all apprenticeships to pay at least the minimum wage, with a job guaranteed at the end. No to university fees. support the campaign to defeat fees.” Another steward with a megaphone and a bright red t-shirt talks the assembled protesters through the basics of call-and-response chanting.

Finally the march gets underway, traveling through the London boroughs of Camberwell and Southwark. Along the route of the march more police follow along, escorting and guiding the march and watching it carefully, while a police van with flashing lights clears the route in front of it. On the surface the atmosphere is enthusiastic, but everyone freezes for a second as a siren is heard behind them; it turns out to be a passing ambulance.

Crossing Southwark Bridge, the march enters the City of London, the comparably small but dense area containing London’s financial and economic heart. Although one recipient of the protesters’ anger is the Bank of England, the march does not stop in the City, only passing through the streets by the London Exchange. Tourists on buses and businessmen in pinstripe suits record snippets of the march on their mobile phones as it passes them; as it goes past a branch of HSBC the employees gather at the glass store front and watch nervously. The time in the City is brief; rather than continue into the very centre of London the march turns east and, passing the Tower of London, proceeds into the poor, largely immigrant neighbourhoods of the Tower Hamlets.

The sun has come out, and the spirits of the protesters have remained high. But few people, only occasional faces at windows in the blocks of apartments, are here to see the march and it is in Wapping High Street that I hear my first complaint from the marchers. Peter, a steward, complains that the police have taken the march off its original route and onto back streets where “there’s nobody to protest to”. I ask how he feels about the possibility of violence, noting the incidents the day before, and he replies that it was “justified aggression”. “We don’t condone it but people have only got certain limitations.”

There’s nobody to protest to!

A policeman I ask is very polite but noncommittal about the change in route. “The students are getting the message out”, he says, so there’s no problem. “Everyone’s very well behaved” in his assessment and the atmosphere is “very positive”. Another protestor, a sign-carrying university student from Sheffield, half-heartedly returns the compliment: today, she says, “the police have been surprisingly unridiculous.”

The march pauses just before it enters Cable Street. Here, in 1936, was the site of the Battle of Cable Street, and the march leader, addressing the protesters through her megaphone, marks the moment. She draws a parallel between the British Union of Fascists of the 1930s and the much smaller BNP today, and as the protesters follow the East London street their chant becomes “The BNP tell racist lies/We fight back and organise!”

In Victoria Park — “The People’s Park” as it was sometimes known — the march stops for lunch. The trade unions of East London have organized and paid for a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and tea, and, picnic-style, the marchers enjoy their meals as organized labor veterans give brief speeches about industrial actions from a small raised platform.

A demonstration is always a means to and end.

During the rally I have the opportunity to speak with Neil Cafferky, a Galway-born Londoner and the London organizer of the Youth Fight For Jobs march. I ask him first about why, despite being surrounded by red banners and quotes from Karl Marx, I haven’t once heard the word “communism” used all day. He explains that, while he considers himself a Marxist and a Trotskyist, the word communism has negative connotations that would “act as a barrier” to getting people involved: the Socialist Party wants to avoid the discussion of its position on the USSR and disassociate itself from Stalinism. What the Socialists favor, he says, is “democratic planned production” with “the working class, the youths brought into the heart of decision making.”

On the subject of the police’s re-routing of the march, he says the new route is actually the synthesis of two proposals. Originally the march was to have gone from Camberwell Green to the Houses of Parliament, then across the sites of the 2012 Olympics and finally to the ExCel Centre. The police, meanwhile, wanted there to be no march at all.

The Metropolitan Police had argued that, with only 650 trained traffic officers on the force and most of those providing security at the ExCel Centre itself, there simply wasn’t the manpower available to close main streets, so a route along back streets was necessary if the march was to go ahead at all. Cafferky is sceptical of the police explanation. “It’s all very well having concern for health and safety,” he responds. “Our concern is using planning to block protest.”

He accuses the police and the government of having used legal, bureaucratic and even violent means to block protests. Talking about marches having to defend themselves, he says “if the police set out with the intention of assaulting marches then violence is unavoidable.” He says the police have been known to insert “provocateurs” into marches, which have to be isolated. He also asserts the right of marches to defend themselves when attacked, although this “must be done in a disciplined manner”.

He says he wasn’t present at yesterday’s demonstrations and so can’t comment on the accusations of violence against police. But, he says, there is often provocative behavior on both sides. Rather than reject violence outright, Cafferky argues that there needs to be “clear political understanding of the role of violence” and calls it “counter-productive”.

Demonstration overall, though, he says, is always a useful tool, although “a demonstration is always a means to an end” rather than an end in itself. He mentions other ongoing industrial actions such as the occupation of the Visteon plant in Enfield; 200 fired workers at the factory have been occupying the plant since April 1, and states the solidarity between the youth marchers and the industrial workers.

I also speak briefly with members of the International Bolshevik Tendency, a small group of left-wing activists who have brought some signs to the rally. The Bolsheviks say that, like the Socialists, they’re Trotskyists, but have differences with them on the idea of organization; the International Bolshevik Tendency believes that control of the party representing the working class should be less democratic and instead be in the hands of a team of experts in history and politics. Relations between the two groups are “chilly”, says one.

At 2:30 the march resumes. Rather than proceeding to the ExCel Centre itself, though, it makes its way to a station of London’s Docklands Light Railway; on the way, several of East London’s school-aged youths join the march, and on reaching Canning Town the group is some 300 strong. Proceeding on foot through the borough, the Youth Fight For Jobs reaches the protest site outside the G-20 meeting.

It’s impossible to legally get too close to the conference itself. Police are guarding every approach, and have formed a double cordon between the protest area and the route that motorcades take into and out of the conference venue. Most are un-armed, in the tradition of London police; only a few even carry truncheons. Closer to the building, though, a few machine gun-armed riot police are present, standing out sharply in their black uniforms against the high-visibility yellow vests of the Metropolitan Police. The G-20 conference itself, which started a few hours before the march began, is already winding down, and about a thousand protesters are present.

I see three large groups: the Youth Fight For Jobs avoids going into the center of the protest area, instead staying in their own group at the admonition of the stewards and listening to a series of guest speakers who tell them about current industrial actions and the organization of the Youth Fight’s upcoming rally at UCL. A second group carries the Ogaden National Liberation Front‘s flag and is campaigning for recognition of an autonomous homeland in eastern Ethiopia. Others protesting the Ethiopian government make up the third group; waving old Ethiopian flags, including the Lion of Judah standard of emperor Haile Selassie, they demand that foreign aid to Ethiopia be tied to democratization in that country: “No recovery without democracy”.

A set of abandoned signs tied to bollards indicate that the CND has been here, but has already gone home; they were demanding the abandonment of nuclear weapons. But apart from a handful of individuals with handmade, cardboard signs I see no groups addressing the G-20 meeting itself, other than the Youth Fight For Jobs’ slogans concerning the bailout. But when a motorcade passes, catcalls and jeers are heard.

It’s now 5pm and, after four hours of driving, five hours marching and one hour at the G-20, Cardiff’s Socialists are returning home. I board the bus with them and, navigating slowly through the snarled London traffic, we listen to BBC Radio 4. The news is reporting on the closure of the G-20 conference; while they take time out to mention that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delayed the traditional group photograph of the G-20’s world leaders because “he was on the loo“, no mention is made of today’s protests. Those listening in the bus are disappointed by the lack of coverage.

Most people on the return trip are tired. Many sleep. Others read the latest issue of The Socialist, the Socialist Party’s newspaper. Mia quietly sings “The Internationale” in Swedish.

Due to the traffic, the journey back to Cardiff will be even longer than the journey to London. Over the objections of a few of its members, the South Welsh participants in the Youth Fight For Jobs stop at a McDonald’s before returning to the M4 and home.

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Feb 16 2018

US Nazi leader talks about Barack Obama, the economy and more

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The National Socialist Movement is, according to its website, the largest and most active Nazi party in the United States. Accordingly, it refers to itself as ‘America’s Nazi Party’ and aims to instigate major change in the US.

Wikinews was able to conduct an interview with the head of the party, Commander Jeff Schoep. Fresh back from a march in Missouri, Commander Schoep told Wikinews his views on Barack Obama, the economy and much more.

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Feb 15 2018

6 Onsite Seo Tips}

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6 Onsite SEO Tips


Kari FarmerSearch engine optimization is often confused with building as many backlinks as possible in the shortest period of time. While there is some truth to this approach, it will be even more powerful when combined with good onsite SEO.While backlinks will help establish a website’s importance in the eyes of Google, onsite optimization will confirm that the backlinks are relevant. Take, for instance, if you were getting backlinks to a website dedicated to widgets, but the word “widgets” was never used on the site. Google would have a hard time believing that the backlinks were relevant. Onsite optimization will support your offsite optimization. Now that you know why it’s important, how do you do it?Meta TagsYou have probably heard the news that meta tags are losing their importance as a part of search engine optimization. This is only partially correct. In the past meta tags were used to manipulate the search engines through the use of keyword stuffing. This was an easy way to get good search engine rankings in the early days of the internet. Since the search engines caught on, meta tags can no longer be used in this manner. This does not mean that they are not useful. Today they let the search engines know what to look for on the page. Then the search engine will use other methods to certify that the information is correct. It is wise to make sure your meta tags accurately reflect your content.High Quality ContentEver heard the phrase “content is king”? Well, it’s true. You will get more benefit out of having good content than any other SEO technique you attempt. The better your content, the more people will want to talk about it. This means your content will create backlinks all by itself. This will save you hours of tedious link building work.Keep it FreshNow that Google Caffeine is in full steam, you should focus on providing fresh content to your visitors. Not only will this make your visitors happier, but you will appease the great Google. Google places a heavy weight on having fresh content. The more new content you have, the higher you will rank in the search engines. This will also help you attack more keywords. More pages on your site mean that you will have more search engine listings.Site SpeedGoogle places some weight on how fast your page runs. If you have an overabundance of graphics or videos and your server can’t handle it, you may end up suffering a hit in the search engines because your site is simply too slow. You will need to trim down, while keeping your site visually appealing to visitors. While you need to keep the search engines happy with your site, it’s more important to keep your visitors happy.KeywordsYou might find it hard to place keywords if your site isn’t text driven. This can get a little tricky, but make sure to name your objects and pictures with your targeted keywords. Google will look at these when they decide where to rank you in the search engines as well as any text you may have.What Not To DoWhile it is important to learn what you should be doing on your site, it is also imperative to avoid shortcuts and black hat SEO strategies. These methods may earn you some short victories, but the search engines will figure out what you are doing soon enough. Black Hat SEO includes approaches like keyword stuffing, automated link building, and blog comment spamming.Onsite SEO is an ongoing process. It never stops. If you want to earn, and retain, the coveted top spot on Google you are going to need to keep your content fresh and relevant to the rest of your site. Becoming comfortable and lax will only lead to disappointment in the long term.

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