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CanadaVOTES: NDP incumbent Wayne Marston running in Hamilton East—Stoney Creek

CanadaVOTES: NDP incumbent Wayne Marston running in Hamilton East—Stoney Creek

Thursday, September 25, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. New Democratic Party incumbent Wayne Marston is standing for re-election in the riding of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek.

Marston ran in the former federal riding Hamilton East three times, in 1993 and 1997 election and 1996 by-election, losing to prominent Liberal Shelia Copps. Prior to his winning election campaign in 2006, Marston was President of the Hamilton and District Labour Council, serving for 11 years. He was also a School Board Trustee (Ward 5) for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board from 2000 to 2006.

Wikinews contacted Wayne, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

This riding consists of the part of the Hamilton lying north of the Niagara Escarpment and east of Ottawa Street. It was formed in 2003 from parts of the old ridings Hamilton East and Stoney Creek. Wanting to take Marston’s seat from his are Liberal Larry Di Ianni, Green David William Hart Dyke, and Conservative Frank Rukavina. A candidate from the newly formed Progressive Canadian party, Gord Hill, as well as independent Sam Cino are also running.

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Nicko Williamson The Story So Far

By Adele Woodthorpe

Nicko Williamsons background isnt atypical of a London cabbie but then neither is his company Climatecars a typical cab company. A privately educated ex-Marlborough College student, Nicko, 27, left school and went skydiving, paragliding and white-water rafting. He was a chef in Paris for a while and did a couple of internships at hedge funds until he had his eureka moment. While driving past a gas-conversion garage close to the family pad near Shaftesbury, in the midst of handing in his dissertation on American slavery to Bristol University, Nicko saw the potential of a new type of taxi company. (Nicko has motoring in his blood, his great-grandfather won the Isle of Man TT race in 1908.) He planned to convert a eet of people carriers to LPG gas, but the CO2 savings didnt stack up. After much research he settled on the Toyota Prius hybrid; they emit 60% per cent less CO2 than black cabs and can run on pure electricity up to 30 mph so are great for London.

Nicko was only 22 when he wrote the business plan and 23 when Climatecars launched in June 2007. Turnover tripled within a year and the company now has more than 550 account holders. I founded Climatecars when I saw a need in London for a car service that combined a 1st class service with a minimum of environmental impact. says Nicko.

Nearly four years on, he is celebrating striding well past the 2m turnover mark. Around 90% of the companys revenue comes from account work and clients range from eco-friendly celebrities to corporate giants such as Unilever. Initial funds to start the business came from a family and friends investment round, but Nicko has since followed this on with a further 300,000 of business angel funding.

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The young entrepreneur has big ambitions for the company; he is aiming for Climatecars to be the dominant green cab firm in London introducing pure electric cars with their own charge points. To test this, Climatecars have an alliance with GUTSI, which is a 100% electric luxury minibus.

The future for Nicko is the continued growth of Climatecars, developing and extending the brand. A luxury VIP side of the business is planned for 2011 with larger green vehicles. He is very ambitious and wants to keep pushing the business forward yet still remaining true to the Climatecars brand and keeping the environmental impact to a minimum.

ClimateCars supports the first ever Climate Week

Next month sees the first ever Climate Week running nationwide from 21st 27th March. Climate Week helps raise awareness of climate change and celebrates those businesses and individuals who are already making a difference. Nicko Williamson, founder of Climatecars, strongly believes in the importance of reducing carbon emissions and is a keen supporter of Climate Week. I have always been a firm believer that individuals and businesses can make a huge difference to the environment and climate change – His firm, Climatecars is a London-based green cab company with a fleet of hybrid Priuses offering low emission journeys to its eco-conscious customers. The semi-electric cars produce significantly less carbon dioxide compared to black cabs (89g/km versus a black cab with circa 233g/km), and with emissions being offset by the Carbon Exchange green customers can enjoy a guilt-free ride in the lap of luxury.

For more information, interviews and images please contact

Adele Woodthorpe on 020 7240 4795 or email or

About the Author: Woodthorpe Communications is a straight-talking, result-driven PR agency that delivers exactly what it says it will and more. We pride ourselves in being honest and realistic, always working for the greater good of the client and gaining the best results possible.


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Record number of bicycles sold in Australia in 2006

Record number of bicycles sold in Australia in 2006

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Bicycle sales in Australia have recorded record sales of 1,273,781 units for 2006, exceeding car sales by 32 percent. It is the fifth year in a row that the bicycle industry has sold more than one million units, a figure yet to be realised by car manufacturers.

The Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) spokesman Ian Christie said Australians were increasingly using bicycles as an alternative to cars. Sales rose nine percent in 2006 while the car market stalled. Mr Christie said people were looking to cut their fuel costs and improve their fitness.

Mr Christie said organisations were beginning to supply bicycles as a company vehicle. “There is an emerging trend towards people using bikes as their official company-supplied vehicle in place of the traditional company car,” he said.

“Some of Australia’s biggest corporations now have bicycle fleets, and when you add in government organisations, we now know of at least 50 organisations which operate fleets of bikes.”

“Although the company bicycle is a long way from taking over from the company car, it’s an important trend when you consider that nearly half of all cars sold are to company fleets.”

The CPF claims most commutes to work are less than 5 kilometres (3 miles) making bicycle travel a viable alternative.

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Stephanie ShankJack was climbing up the beanstalk and ran into Fiberlady. She was heartily munching on some beans. He asked her what’s with the high fiber food. She wiped the bean juice from her chin and replied that she was fulfilling her daily quota of 25 grams of fiber. Her handful of beans was worth about 8 or 9 grams alone. For the rest of the day, she had planned a menu that included plenty of whole grain breads, veggies, and fruit. She told Jack how simple it was to reach her fiber count for each day. Foods high in fiber are commonly grown and easily found at the local village market.

Fiberlady noticed how the beanstalk was bending unnaturally from Jack’s weight, so she told him how a high fiber diet can help him lose some unwanted pounds. A fiber-rich meal is processed more slowly, which makes us feel satisfied sooner. Guess what? You eat less and lose weight.

Apparently, Jack had been consuming the classic Westernized diet of an excess of overly processed grains, sugars, and fats. At least he was getting some good exercise by climbing and climbing. He complained about the latest results of his cholesterol count. It was evident that he was unaware of the benefits of a high fiber diet. To his amazement, he learned that dietary fiber binds cholesterol and bile in the digestive tract, preventing their reabsorption and re-circulation. If less cholesterol is absorbed, the level goes down.

He discreetly mentioned that the giant was constipated causing much noisy effect around the castle. Fiberlady told him that a well-balanced diet of fiber-rich foods such as unprocessed bran, whole-grain bread, fresh fruits, and vegetables can lessen the chances of constipation. High-fiber diets increase stool size which naturally helps prevent constipation. She cautioned that without a good deal of fluids, fiber might stall and bring about constipation. He said he would share this information with the giant’s great, big, tall wife who was in the habit of serving boys broiled on toast.


I smell the blood of an Englishman,Be he alive, or be he dead,I’ll have his bones to grind my bread.

If the giant must, Fiberlady suggests the following tasty high fiber recipe for this semi-sweet, dark, hearty bread. Race you to the top of the food pyramid, Jack.

Molasses Oat Bran Bread

yield: 2 round loaves/15 servings


1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1 pinch white sugar1 cup warm water2 tablespoons butter, melted1/3 cup molasses1 cup oat bran3 cups whole wheat flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon oat bran


1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and a pinch of sugar in warm water. Set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

2. Mix butter or margarine and molasses into yeast. Add 1 cup oat bran, 2 cups flour, and salt. Stir, and add flour as needed to make dough stick together. When dough forms a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes, adding flour as needed to make a slightly sticky and moist dough. Place in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

3. Punch down, and form into two round or oval loaves. Place on a greased baking sheet, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until loaves have doubled in size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oat bran on top of the loaves.

4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the tops are a nice dark brown and the bottoms of the loaves sound hollow when tapped.

Per serving: Calories: 132; Total Fat: 2.5 grams

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Stephanie Shank aka Fiberlady has studied nutrition for many healthy years which prompted her commitment to a high fiber lifestyle and the development of her informative website

High Fiber Health.

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Eurostar suspended due to cold weather

Eurostar suspended due to cold weather

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Eurostar trains have been suspended today due to cold weather, and further snowfall is predicted in the United Kingdom, while the rail company attempts to work out what caused a series of electrical flaws on Friday.

On Friday night, more than 2,000 people were trapped in the Channel Tunnel for sixteen hours after the cold weather and condensation caused a number of electrical faults.

Calais port, in the French city where the Channel Tunnel terminates, was also closed yesterday, causing traffic problems on the roads around the English cities of Dover and Folkestone, near the tunnel’s British entrance.

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The Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the south-east of England, Nirj Deva, has called for Eurostar chief executive Richard Brown to resign, saying that it would be the “decent thing” to do in the light of “astonishing incompetence”. Brown has apologised for the incident, and said it was “absolutely unprecedented”, and conceded that “it took too long to get the trains out”.

Kent Police say that there is now very little traffic waiting for a place on the Channel Tunnel, with more than 3,500 vehicles having crossed the English Channel on ferries. Supt. Andy Rabey made a statement on the suspension: “Overnight we’ve been working very hard with our partners to clear the queues and help people get away for Christmas. If you have a crossing booked and haven’t set out yet, check with your operator before leaving home.” A Eurostar spokeswoman issued an apology, in which she said that “it’s not possible” to run services.

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Feeling Better With Hair Extensions In Mesa

byAlma Abell

It seems that almost every woman wants to have long hair these days, but some women just cannot seem to grow it. Some women are blessed with the ability to grow full, long hair while others struggle to get their hair to grow past their shoulders. Thanks to Hair Extensions in Mesa, now any woman can have the long, thick hair they have always wanted without having to take vitamins or use special shampoos to get it. Instead, they just have to decide how long they want their hair and then have the extensions weaved in. If they prefer, they can get clip-on extensions to save money and to give them the option to take them out when they want to.

If you have thin or thinning hair, you may feel self conscious when you are out in public, especially if you are a woman. Society seems to think its acceptable for a man to lose his hair, but not for a woman to. Even though these women cannot control the situation, people still feel like they should do something about it. Thanks to advances in this field, there are now options like hair replacement and Hair Extensions in Mesa for women who are dealing with hair loss. This new hair can give them confidence, which can change their lives in so many ways.

When a woman feels attractive, there is nothing she can’t do; but if she feels unattractive she will hold herself back in so many ways. This is too bad because there are so many women who can do so many great things, but they are too afraid to do them. If you know a woman who is dealing with hair loss, you should encourage her to do something about it. There are so many good options out there that do work.

If you would like to learn more about hair extensions or other treatments for hair loss, you should Browse site to see what options are out there. You may be surprised to find out just how easy it is to have the long, beautiful hair you have always wanted.

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Lawsuit sends Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal to New York Supreme Court

Lawsuit sends Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal to New York Supreme Court
Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Buffalo, New York —Attorney Arthur J. Giacalone has filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against the city of Buffalo‘s Common Council and Planning board, alleging that the proposed Elmwood Village Hotel was approved “without giving meaningful consideration to either the impact on the adjoining residential neighborhood, or the unique character of this section of Elmwood Avenue.” Giacalone is representing Nancy Pollina and Patricia Morris, who operate the Don Apparel (a vintage clothing and collectibles shop at 1119 Elmwood Avenue), Angeline Genovese and Evelyn Bencinich, owners of residences on Granger Place which abut the rear of the proposed site, Nina Freudenheim, a resident of nearby Penhurst Park, and Sandra Girage, the owner of a two-family residence on Forest Avenue less than a hundred feet from the proposed hotel’s sole entrance and exit driveway.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a 72-room, seven-million-dollar hotel proposed by Savarino Construction Services Corporation and designed by architect Karl Frizlen of the Frizlen Group. Its construction would require the demolition of at least five buildings, currently at 1109-1121 Elmwood, which house several shops and residents. Although the properties are “under contract,” it is still not known whether Savarino Construction actually owns the buildings. It is believed that Hans Mobius, a resident of Clarence, New York and former Buffalo mayoral candidate, is still the owner. The hotel is expected to be a franchise of the Wyndham Hotels group.

The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court, is seeking annulment of the City of Buffalo’s rezoning and site plan approvals for the hotel.

“Had the Common Council members complied with State law and waited to receive comments from the County’s planning agency, they would have been obliged to address the County’s concerns regarding the replacement of former residential buildings with ‘a much larger commercial structure’, the health effects of placing a 55-vehicle parking area next to existing homes, and the absence of a traffic study to assess the likelihood that the project would add ‘considerable congestion’ to the Elmwood/Forest intersection,” said Giacalone.

“The four-story hotel will overshadow the neighboring homes and backyards, impacting quality of life and property values. Equally as important, the project will displace a unique and diverse group of businesses that have served nearby college students and Buffalo’s arts and theater community for many years, and replace them with upscale retail establishments that will cater, not to local residents, but to affluent tourists and business travelers,” added Giacalone.

On March 22, 2006 the city’s Common Council approved the rezoning for the proposed hotel and on March 28, the Planning board approved the design and site plan of the hotel.

The lawsuit, entitled Pollina et al. v. Common Council of the City of Buffalo et al., [Index No. I-2006-3885], has been assigned to the Honorable Rose H. Sconiers, and is scheduled for oral argument at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday June 8, 2006.

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How To Profit From Competitive Price Intelligence

byAlma Abell

It is important to understand that retail competition isn’t just about getting the prices of your competitors and then reacting. Competitive price intelligence is about gathering information, spotting trends and developing strategies and insight. This will ultimately help you set the best pricing and help you reach the top in your industry.

One thing competitive price intelligence will do for you is to help you calculate profits and decide on the optimal pricing. Everyone realizes that the right price is essential, but most people don’t know how to get to that optimal price. Price intelligence will help by providing insights that are gained while the data is analyzed.

It will also help you by charting how often competitors change their prices. This can be important information; you will be able to see how many times per day or week the prices are changed on comparable products. This can help you start finding patterns and incorporate those patterns into your own business strategy.

Competitive price intelligence software will also help you find out about your competitor’s stock cycle. This can be extremely beneficial to you. Know when your competition runs out of stock and gets new stock in; while they are currently out of stock, you should have those products in stock and consider raising prices.

The price intelligence software will also be able to tell you the competition’s promotional prices. It won’t just say that the item is on sale, but it will collect data as to what items are on sale and what those prices are. It will even give you the price difference and percentages so that you always know their prices.

Competitive Price Intelligence could help you understand the retail competition giving you invaluable insight into the market. Contact Price Manager today for info.

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