Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
2nd Heart Attack Grill Victim?
For the second time in two months, a customer at Las Vegas‘ Heart Attack Grill collapsed mid-meal and was carted off to a hospital.
The female customer, a Las Vegas resident in her 40s, had been devouring a “double bypass burger,” puffing on cigarettes, and sipping a margarita when she collapsed Saturday night, the Grill’s owner told ABC News.
April 24, 2012 in Food, health, News, The United States of America
Tagged ABC News, double bypass burger, Food, grill, hamburger, heart attack, Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Nevada, Las Vegas Strip, Myocardial infarction, Restaurant, Saturday, wikipedia
Cattle (Photo credit: CameliaTWU)
Health officials say the diseased cow never entered the human food chain and U.S. dairy and beef products are safe. It is the first confirmed case in the U.S. since 2006.
The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California’s Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety. But health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain and that U.S. beef and dairy products are safe.
April 24, 2012 in Emergencies, Environmental Issues, Food, health, News, The United States of America
Tagged Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, California, Cattle, central valley, cow, disease, Food chain, food safety, health, mad cow, safe, United States, United States Department of Agriculture
Air Canada Boeing 747-133 C-FTOC at Zurich International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is it time to open the skies in Canada and allow U.S carriers?
Despite the issues pilots have with their employer, Air Canada, the issues today are showing the serious flaws in Canada’s transportation system. Air Canada, like the photo, is starting to look old and out-dated. There are alternatives for trips to Montreal, Ottawa and other locations; using Porter or WestJet, however other remote and specific locations are leaving Canadians hanging. People are upset and rightly so. There is a dependency in Canada, on Air Canada. However, there are a not a full list of choices. I am sure Buffalo Niagara is seeing an increase and maybe it’s time to get other carriers in Canada. Our Federal policies prevent an American, or other carrier, from flying within Canada. Air Canada is taking a big hit and Canadians are angry. The Conservatives, now with a majority, may take notice. We have underutilized airports in Hamilton, London and even Oshawa. Is it time to open the skies?What do you say?
April 13, 2012 in Airlines, Airports, Canada, Emergencies, Hamilton, London, News, Ontario, Oshawa, The Economy, The United States of America
Tagged Air Canada, american airlines, canada, Canadian, Conservatives, Montreal, Ottawa, united, United States, westjet, wikipedia
North Korea has defied International pressure and launched a rocket
The Pentagon has confirmed the rocket launched, but it may have failed before entering orbit.
North Korea on Friday launched its controversial rocket carrying a weather satellite, South Korea’s Defence Ministry and U.S. officials said.
A spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Seoul told reporters at a briefing that the launch at taken place at 0739 local time (2239 GMT) and that South Korea and the United States were checking whether it had been a success.
April 12, 2012 in News, The United States of America, World
Tagged Greenwich Mean Time, Korea, North Korea, Pyongyang, Seoul, South Korea, United States, Weather satellite
CF-1 Flight 32. First C-model flight for Lt Cdr Eric Buus. Local area over Chesapeake and RTB to Runway 14 at PAX on 11 Feb 2011. Eric "Magic" Buus flew the F-35C for two hours, checking instruments that will measure structural loads on the airframe during flight maneuvers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Establishing air superiority in today’s complex global security climate requires the unprecedented capabilities and versatility that only the F-35 Lightning II can offer.
Conceived in the mid 1990s, the tri-variant F-35 represents the pinnacle of more than 50 years of fighter development technology. Designed to dominate the skies, the F-35 combines the 5th Generation characteristics of radar evading stealth, supersonic speed and extreme agility with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.
April 11, 2012 in Canada, politics, Technology, The United States of America
Tagged aircraft, Aviation, billions, canada, CF18, Contract, defence, f-35, f35, Fighter aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, military, STOVL, United States, vertical takeoff, wikipedia
Three black men were killed and two others seriously wounded early on Friday, all within a 5km. The police are searching for a white man driving a white pick-up truck, who was seen in the area. More than two dozen officers are investigating the case, along with the FBI and U.S. Marshals. Four of Friday’s shooting victims were found in yards. Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said it was too early to know whether the shootings were ethnically motivated.
Posted in Multiculturalism, News, racism, The United States of America, World
Tagged Chief of police, Chuck Jordan, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Friday, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma, United States Marshals Service
16 people were left dead after an American soldier went on a house-to-house on a shooting rampage in two villages. We already were on shaking ground in Afghanistan, however I believe that this may cause an earthquake. It’s unfortunate because in Western countries, if something like this happened, we would have sought justice through our judicial system. The Taliban is already calling American’s “savages”. It makes no sense, since they will kill all sorts of innocent people, but its all propaganda. Obviously something cracked in this solider and I think those in power need to find out, as soon as possible, why he did what he did. This incident will place a large amount of people in harm’s way. With an election year coming, I am sure that many will try to find a way to capitalize on this situation. Karzai has already said “this is unforgivable”, in a country where punishment would be met with a death sentence. The Taliban will for sure use it to rally the Afghan people against America and their western allies. I can only hope that reason will prevail, otherwise this story is going to get a lot more complicated.
Posted in Afghanistan, politics, The United States of America, War
Tagged Afghanistan, American, innocent, killed, mental, murder, taliban, USA, war
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Apple chairman and co-founder, Steve Jobs, who pioneered the personal computer; changing the way we used and interacted with the PC, died today. He was a visionary and great innovator. He will be greatly missed by everyone. May he rest in peace! At 56 years old, he is survived by his wife, Laurene, and four children.
Posted in Apple, GTA News, Memorial, Netbooks, Technology, The Economy, The United States of America, World
Tagged 56, Apple, Death, Died, History, ipad, ipad2, ipad3, iphone, iphone 4s, jobs, Macintosh, Pioneers, rip, Steve, Steve Job, tablet, Tim Cook
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TORONTO – Second World War pilot Philip Gray says it is “immoral” that Downsview Park is evicting the Canadian Air and Space Museum.
“This is a terrible way to repay young 21-year-old boys who went to war and never turned 22. I am disgusted that their heritage can be just wiped out,” the 89-year-old Gray said Tuesday as the museum was packing up artifacts.
Posted in Canada, election, GTA History, GTA Issues, GTA News, Oshawa, politics, Sci-Fi, Science, Technology, The United States of America, Toronto
Tagged Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow, Canadian Air and Space Museum, Downsview Park, History, Museum, nasa, Philip Gray, Toronto, World War II
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Well a historic election has just taken place in Canada. The Bloc was decimated in Quebec, and almost wiped off the map. Newfoundland told Conservatives what to do with themselves. The Greater Toronto Area is painted blue and Toronto has gone NDP Orange. Also, it looks like we have our very first Green member of Parliament. So what went wrong for the Liberals? They took their support for granted. Canadians were looking for change and they did not see it in the Liberals, in Ontario. Yes, there was a lot of vote splitting, however lets be honest. Ontario has been red for a long time. This is a breakthrough for the Conservatives in Ontario. The question is, can they live up to that support?
The G.T.A is an important battleground and they better take note. As for the NDP, they better not take their Quebec support for granted. The Bloc imploded, Liberals were yesterdays news and they did not like the Conservatives. So we are left with the NDP. Jack the time to start working is now. As for the Liberals, there is a lot of soul searching.
However I will offer this advice to all parties. (1) Liberals, you need to go back to your roots. Your party is not dead. I’d rather say that it is in hibernation and healing. Canadian’s have not forgotten you, rather the opposite happened. You forgot them. Remember who you are and what you stand for. Otherwise, what is the point of the Liberal Party. It is time for you to reconnect. (2) NDP you have been given the chance to prove your worth, so do not disappoint. From the people I have spoken to many parked their vote with the NDP. Also, in Ontario, people simply love and trust Jack Layton. It will be important, despite a majority Conservative government, that the NDP choose their battles well and fight for those who voted for them. Less we forget, as often Canadians do! (3) Conservatives fought a simple and straight-forward campaign. You delivered your message and Canadians listened. We are concerned about the economy and trust in that has been given to you. However, do not take that trust for granted. A lot of Canadians still do not trust the Conservative Party and a lot of seats were gained from vote splitting. Be careful how you govern. Canadians are watching. Do not slip to the right with arrogance. As Harper said, keep a steady ship. If you can prove your worth maybe your quality will be remembered. (4) Finally, to Elizabeth May and the Green Party. You have made Canadian history! Despite the media ignoring you, thank you for running and not giving up. The Green Party should be a wake up call to ALL parties. People voted for Elizabeth May and the Greens across Canada. Their ideas and policies should not be ignored! Summed up in Elizabeth May’s own words “amateurs built the ark and professionals built the Titanic”. People are wary in Canada and if the status-quo parties cannot deliver, Canadians may decide someone else can.
Congrats to Prime Minister Harper, who has finally gotten a majority government for the Conservative Party. We will all watch, wait and see what policies are implemented and what happens in the next Parliament. See you in 2015!
By Mannee Jay
Posted in Canada, climate change, election, employment, Environmental Issues, GTA Culture, GTA Development, GTA Environment, GTA Healthcare, GTA History, GTA Issues, GTA News, GTA Politics, Immigration, Multiculturalism, News, Ontario, Oshawa, politics, Quebec, Technology, The Economy, The United States of America, World
Tagged Bloc Quebecois, canada, Canadians, Conservatives, election, Elizabeth May, Greater Toronto Area, green, gta, Harper, healthcare, jack layton, jets, Layton, Liberals, Obama, Ontario, Prime Minister, rob ford, Stephen Harper, subways, Toronto, Trudeau
My sincere congratulations goes out to Rahul Singh, who is now one of the most influential people in the world. Truly an Angel walks among us!
Rahul Singh – Global Medic
Indo—Canadian paramedic Rahul Singh has joined US president Barack Obama, talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and Apple boss Steve Job in Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
The Toronto—based paramedic, who founded GlobalMedic in 1998 to help disaster—hit people, has been the face of Canadian relief efforts around the world, including the quake—hit Haiti, in the past 10 years. Calling his on—going relief work in Haiti “a shining example” of “selfless effort”, the magazine said, “Singh and his group of volunteers wasted no time in arriving in Port—au—Prince and setting about providing clean drinking water and medical aid wherever it was needed.
“Over an eight—week period, his team distributed 2.4 million gallons of clean water, while GlobalMedic’s two inflatable field hospitals brought medical assistance to more than 7,000 people. They also trained a local team of Haitians to take over the work, and right now that is just what they are doing.”
Speaking to IANS, Montreal—born Rahul Singh said, “I am excited to get on Time’s list. But this recognition is not about me, it is about our volunteers.”
Singh, whose parents migrated to Canada from Delhi’s Maharani Bagh, said he founded GlobalMedic after seeing the ravage caused by mudslides in Nepal in 1998.
Posted in Canada, Emergencies, GTA Culture, GTA Healthcare, GTA Issues, GTA News, health, Multiculturalism, News, Ontario, The United States of America, Toronto, World
Tagged angel, Apple, Barack Obama, bill clinton, Canadian, global medic, GlobalMedic, Haiti, indo, Obama, oprah, Oprah Winfrey, Port-au-Prince, rahul singh, Steve Job, Steve Jobs, Toronto, tsami, US