April 18, 2018 · Real Estate · (No comments)

byAlma Abell

If you are looking for a safe, supportive, assisted living facility for yourself or your loved one, consider Abbington. Abbington offers a host of amenities. Each suite includes a private bathroom and kitchenette. In addition to the 50 single-floor apartments that allow each resident to have their own personal space, the Retirement Community in Coshocton, OH provides numerous common area amenities, walking paths and a secure interior courtyard.

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The Abbington Retirement Community in Cosh-hours a day to ensure that the needs of every resident is met around the clock. Staff are available to assist with basic needs such as bathing and dressing. An emergency call system located in each suite and throughout the common areas gives residents instant access to help when they really need it.

While Abbington Retirement Community residents have the option to prepare their own meals in their kitchenette, they can also eat 3 delicious meals and a snack everyday with friends in the dining room. Each apartment is equipped with local phone service and cable television for the times when residents want to be alone.

Medication is delivered by a local pharmacy and administered by licensed nurses. Abbington also offers a wide range of wellness services to promote the health and well-being of the seniors who live in the retirement community. Exercise programs, blood pressure and weight checks, therapy services, and falling risk assessments. Visit their site

The staff at Windsorwood Place – Coshocton would love to meet you and have the opportunity to give you a tour of our retirement community. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are dedicate to enhancing the lives of seniors by providing a comfortable and safe environment. Whether you want to take part in social activities provided by Abbington or leave the grounds to eat or shop in the community.

With the understanding that making the transition from a private residence to an assisted living facility is not always easy for a senior or their family members, the Abbington staff do their best to make the adjustment as comfortable as possible. The apartments at Windsorwood Place are large enough for seniors to bring some of their personal effects to make their new home theirs.

Russia assumes leadership of G8 for 2006
April 18, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Wikipedia has more about this subject:

Russia became chair of the “Group of Eight” (G8) on 1 January. It took the chair from Great Britain. The G8 summit will take place in July in St. Petersburg.

Russia joined the club of the highest developed countries in the world in 1997. Before, the “Group of Eight” had been the “Group of Seven”, the members being the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, and Italy.

As the chair country, Russia is planning to discuss the following issues among the G8-countries:

  • securing of energy
  • struggle against epidemics (AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis)
  • struggle against terrorism
  • avoidance of spreading of weapons of mass destruction
  • regional conflicts
  • promotion of development of third world countries
  • collaboration in environmental protection

In 2007, the chair of the “Group of Eight” will be passed to Germany.

USA under pressure at climate talks
April 18, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, December 8, 2005

The European Union, Canada, Indonesia and other nations at the United Nations’ climate talks in Montreal have put pressure on the United States. Participants at the meeting want the US to join the global Kyoto pact to limit greenhouse gas emissions, to curb extreme weather predictions from global warming.

Environment ministers from over 90 countries are meeting to break a deadlock over how to entice the United States, and other large developing nations such as India and China, to cut production of greenhouse gases. Washington has rejected the pact, saying mandatory emissions cuts would harm its economy.

The United States defended its policy of investing billions of dollars in cleaner technology to reduce emissions, brushing aside calls for it to commit to U.N. discussions on slowing climate change.

At the heart of the Montreal meeting is how to cut emissions after 2012, when the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol climate change pact ends.

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008
April 18, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year.

What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became US president? Or the year Heath Ledger died?

Let’s take a look at some of the important stories of 2008. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in all the titles.

Annual Perseids meteor shower visible in northern hemisphere

Annual Perseids meteor shower visible in northern hemisphere
April 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Monday, August 13, 2007

The peak of the Perseids meteor shower occurred last night during the new moon, bringing both amateur and professional astronomers out in full force. Low moonlight on Saturday and none at all on Sunday night made this year a brilliant opportunity for astronomers and stargazers. An added bonus was the presence of Mars, which shone bright red near the constellation Taurus.

The show started between 9:00 and 10:00 Sunday night. Sightings grew more frequent until the peak just before sunrise when as many as 80 meteors per minute could be seen in clear skies.

Perseids, which gets its name due to its appearance close to the constellation Perseus, a major feature of the night sky, occurs every year and is one of the most reliable meteor showers to watch in the northern hemisphere.

A meteor shower occurs when the Earth’s orbit intersects debris in the tail of a comet. Every meteor shower has an associated comet. In the case of the Perseids meteor shower, the associated comet is Swift-Tuttle.

Death of Kentucky census worker considered suicide

Death of Kentucky census worker considered suicide
April 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kentucky State Police said yesterday that the September 12 death of census worker Bill Sparkman was suicide. His body was found naked in a Clay County, Kentucky cemetery, with “Fed” written on his chest and his census identification taped to his neck. This prompted widespread speculation that anti-government sentiment was responsible. However, police now believe that Sparkman deliberately killed himself, and tried to make it look like murder so his son could receive an insurance payout. Trooper Don Trosper, a Kentucky State Police spokesman, said, “[w]e believe this was an intentional act. We believe the aim was to take his own life.”

This conclusion is based on the police’s analysis of several elements of the crime scene; Sparkman was not hanged in the typical manner; his knees were less than six inches off the ground, and he could have avoided death simply by standing up before he suffocated. Captain Lisa Rudzinski, a leader of the investigation stated, “We do not believe he was placed in that position.” The letters of the word “Fed” were written bottom first, which is unlikely if they had been written by an attacker. The rag found in his mouth contained only Sparkman’s DNA. Police also believed he left glasses taped to his head so he could see while preparing.

Police suspect Sparkman’s motives included debt, failure to find a full-time job, and a desire to provide for his son through his life insurance.

Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes

Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes
April 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Monday, November 28, 2005

U.S. Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham (RCA) pled guilty today to conspiring to take bribes in exchange for using his influence as a member of the House Appropriations Committee to help a defense contractor get business. In total he pled guilty to one count of income tax evasion and four counts of conspiracy, namely mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery of public official and accepting bribes. U.S. District judge Larry A. Burns scheduled Cunnigham to be sentenced on February 27. He is facing up to 10 years in prison and nearly $500,000 in fines, as well as forfeiture of unspecified amounts of cash and property.

In the court hearing, Cunningham admitted to accepting “bribes in exchange for performance of official duties” between “the year 2000 and June of 2005”, taking “both cash payments and payments in kind” and following up by “trying to influence the Defense Department”.

The federal investigation against Cunningham was triggered by his sale of his California residence to defense contractor Mitchell Wade in late 2003. However, Wade never moved in and sold the house at a $700,000 loss three quarters of a year later. At the same time Wade’s company MZM won tens of millions of dollars in defense contracts. Subsequent investigations discovered more questionable business transactions, including interactions with the defense contractor ADCS. In his plea agreement he testified that, among other charges, he “demanded, sought and received at least $2.4 million in illicit payments and benefits from his co-conspirators in various forms, including cash, checks, meals, travel, lodging, furnishings, antiques, rugs, yacht club fees, boat repairs and improvements, moving expenses, cars and boats.”

Cunningham announced his resignation after the hearing. In a written statement released by his law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP he declared “The truth is — I broke the law, concealed my conduct, and disgraced my high office. I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, and most importantly, the trust of my friends and family.”

Vitamin C Acting As An Antioxidant}

April 17, 2018 · Performing Arts · (No comments)

Submitted by: Glenn Antoine

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and is one of the most important vitamins for your body with numerous biological functions. Vitamin C helps to prevent a lot of diseases, boosts your bodys immune system and works to help protect your bodys cholesterol from oxidative stress. You can take this vitamin with or without any food, as it can be found in supplement form or in many different juices. Along with being found in supplement and vitamin form, you can find vitamin C in broccoli, strawberries, red peppers, citrus fruits, mustard greens, cauliflower, papaya, and parsley.

Research has shown that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C help protect against heart disease, protect smokers from the vast number of free radicals and is needed by the body to make collagen the glue of the body. Even though you shouldnt take excessive amounts of vitamin C, double a blind-trial found that 500 mg of Vitamin C per day taken for one year reduced the risk of developing reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Vitamin C is also thought to protect the body against the accumulation and/or retention of numerous toxic minerals.

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Vitamin C is well known as an antioxidant, protecting your skin from the harmful damage of UV rays. If you skin suffers from radiation damage, vitamin C can actually help your skin to recover and reverse some of the harmful effects. If you include vitamin C in your diet and take it every day, youll notice that your skin will benefit. If you use vitamin E and C together, youll notice that scars and other harmful defects on your skin will start to heal as well.

You can find vitamin C in many fruits and vegetables, although oranges will give you the most amounts. Orange juice is a great way to get some of the vitamin C that your body requires. Even drinking a glass of orange juice in the morning with your breakfast you will want to supplement with vitamin C to ensure that you are getting optimal amounts.

In order to get adequate and/or optimal amounts of vitamin C in your diet, you will want to use vitamin supplements. When looking for supplements, you should always check to see how much vitamin C is in the supplement as vitamin C is provided in a wide range of dosages. In order to get the most benefit from your vitamin C it is best to take several times a day as vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and will not remain in your system as long as fat soluble vitamins. As long as you monitor your intake of vitamin C and use it on a daily basis, youll find that your health and immune system will be better than ever.

The most common signs of a deficiency in vitamin C include fatigue, swollen/bleeding gums, an unexplained weakness, and nosebleeds. Deficiency is common these days, with the most common reasons being alcoholism, smoking and poor diet. Additionally people with kidney failure are at increased risk of vitamin C deficiency, but should only take vitamin C under the supervision of a doctor.

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United States: Berkeley, California declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational cannabis

United States: Berkeley, California declares itself a sanctuary city for recreational cannabis
April 16, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Friday, February 16, 2018

On Tuesday, the city council of Berkeley, California adopted by unanimous vote a resolution declaring their city a “sanctuary” for adult recreational cannabis use and sale. The resolution by the Berkeley council “declared [the City of Berkeley] to be a sanctuary for recreational cannabis customers, providers, and landlords.”

The resolution bars city employees including police from assisting federal law enforcement officials, namely the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in enforcing federal laws relating to cannabis. The city’s measure includes protection for cannabis, but not other substances controlled and regulated by the federal government. California voters approved a referendum in 2016 that legalized cannabis production and sale in the state. That law took effect on January 1 this year.

The resolution was drafted by Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Ben Bartlett and Cheryl Davila.

While cannabis became legal for adults at least 21 years old under California state law, it remains a prohibited substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Under the U.S. Constitution, federal law is given supremacy to contradictory state and local law.

In 2008, the city previously declared itself a sanctuary city for medical cannabis, opposing federal officials seeking to shutter legal-in-California cannabis dispensaries.

In a tweet following the vote, the Berkeley mayor wrote, “In light of threats by Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions regarding a misguided crackdown on our democratic decision to legalize recreational cannabis, we have become what may be the first city in the country to declare ourselves a sanctuary city for cannabis.” The attorney general is the top federal law enforcement official in the U.S.

Last month, Sessions repealed a policy from the previous presidential administration providing legal shelter to states that legalized recreational cannabis. A January 4 memo from Sessions called for Justice Department prosecutors to enforce the federal ban on cannabis use and sale.

By another vote during the same meeting the city council reduced the sales tax on cannabis from 10 percent to 5 percent in a bid to draw more business.

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus hit with explosives before Champions League match, Marc Bartra injured

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus hit with explosives before Champions League match, Marc Bartra injured
April 15, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Yesterday in Dortmund, Germany prior to the UEFA Champions League’s quarter-final match against AS Monaco, explosives detonated near a bus carrying Borussia Dortmund (BVB)’s team, injuring defender Marc Bartra. The match was “postponed until Wednesday at 18:45 CET”, read UEFA’s official statement.

Spanish centre back Marc Bartra broke his radial bone of his right hand, and underwent an operation later at night, BVB reported. Goalkeeper Roman Bürki, who was next to Bartra in the bus told Blick that Bartra “was hit by fragments of the broken rear window”((de))German language: von Splittern der zerborstenen Rückscheibe getroffen wurde.

Dortmund’s police chief Gregor Lange said the explosions were reported at 19:15 CET. He said, “At 19:15 CET, there were three explosions in the vicinity of the hotel in which the BVB team had been guests and were leaving to travel to the stadium.”((de))German language: Um 19.15 Uhr ist es zu drei Explosionen im Umfeld des Hotels gekommen, in dem die Mannschaft des BVB gastiert und von dort den Weg zum Stadion angetreten hat. He said it was a “targeted attack on the BVB Team Bus”. Police checked for further explosives using sniffer dogs. Gregor Lange said they discovered another explosive which did not detonate. They also found a letter claiming the responsibility of the attack, but the officials did not reveal its details.

Benedikt Höwedes, captain of Schalke 04, Dortmund’s local rivals, tweeted, “Separated by color, united against violence! Best regards @MarcBarta and the whole team of @BVB [Borussia Dortmund], I hope you are all well! #BVBASM”((de))German language: Getrennt in den Farben, vereint gegen Gewalt! Alles Gute, @MarcBartra und dem gesamten Team des @BVB! Ich hoffe, es geht euch gut! #BVBASM. AS Monaco supporters in the stadium yesterday were heard chanting “Dortmund! Dortmund!” after the accident was announced.

Dortmund asked their supporters to help away fans by providing them accommodation for a day by using #bedsforawayfans (beds for away fans) hashtag via social media. Dortmund announced stadium tours for Wednesday were canceled, via their official website. Increasing the security after the attack, Dortmund announced storage facilities at Signal Iduna Park would be closed and no backpacks bigger than A4 size would be permitted in the stadium.

 This story has updates See 28-year-old suspect charged for attacking Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, April 22, 2017