Two Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants close in Buffalo, New York, USA

December 14th, 2018

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Friday, May 11, 2007

At least two Kentucky Fried Chicken [KFC] restaurants, operated by G & H Restaurant Specialties, have closed in Buffalo, New York “for remodeling,” according to signs placed on the front doors of at least one location on Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street in Buffalo. The other KFC is located on East Delavan Avenue, also in the City of Buffalo.

Despite the claim of closing for remodeling, the Erie County Health Department says that several health code violations were found at both locations. The most recent violation was logged by the health department in March at the Elmwood location for failing to keep food stored at correct temperatures. Violations were also cited for failing to keep cooking supplies and equipment sanitary and for not supplying hot water to the bathroom for employees.

G & H Restaurant Specialties has not released a statement regarding the violations, but the corporate offices in Louisville, Kentucky for KFC said, “our franchisee has finalized a plan for some structural repairs… The units will be temporarily closed while these building maintenance issues are addressed. [They will be] re-opened as soon as the repairs are complete.”

The health department also gave violations out to the East Delevan store for failing to maintain a clean floor throughout the restaurant and for not stopping food from becoming contaminated. Several rat traps were also found inside the storage cooler and around the kitchen area, but the establishment was “not free of rodents,” said Commissioner of the Erie County Health Department, Dr. Anthony Billittier.

Billittier also said that caulking and traps were seen on the outside of the East Delevan restaurant, which was an attempt to keep the rats out. “It shows that they’re trying to take care of a problem. But it also shows that they have a problem.”

As of Thursday, May 10, 2007, the Elmwood KFC has yet to reopen. It is not known if the East Delevan location opened today or not.


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One of the benefits of a cash advance is that it is not a traditional “loan” in the sense that most are used to. When you take out a cash advance, or a payday loan as they are sometimes known, you are simply receiving an advance on the paycheck that you will be getting in the coming weeks. Essentially, you would have the money to pay off these bills if you could wait until your next paycheck, but because you cannot wait, you need to look for other options. While payday loans and other types of cash advances may feature higher penalties, they are designed for those who are sure that they will be able to pay the amount back when it is due.

When you are talking about cash advances, like the ones that you can get from Access America Cash Advance, you aren’t talking about tens of thousands of dollars. You are talking about getting a small amount of money to pay a bill or two. The maximum amount that most cash advance companies give is around $2,500, though they give as little as $50, meaning that a person can get the amount that they are looking for without taking on any more money than they might need.

National Hockey League news: February 17, 2008

December 14th, 2018

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

There were 10 games played in the National Hockey League on February 16, 2008, including the New York Rangers, who hadn’t played since the afternoon of February 10, taking on the Buffalo Sabres.


  • 1 Game summaries
    • 1.1 Buffalo Sabres @ New York Rangers
    • 1.2 Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs
    • 1.3 Philadelphia Flyers @ Montreal Canadiens
    • 1.4 New Jersey Devils @ Ottawa Senators
    • 1.5 Atlanta Thrashers @ New York Islanders
    • 1.6 Florida Panthers @ Carolina Hurricanes
    • 1.7 Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning
    • 1.8 St. Louis Blues @ Nashville Predators
    • 1.9 Los Angeles Kings @ Phoenix Coyotes
    • 1.10 Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks
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Home demolitions in East Jerusalem continue

December 14th, 2018

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Despite international calls for an end to home demolitions in East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities tore down five Palestinian homes yesterday; claiming they were built illegally. These home demolitions come after repeated calls from the UN and international community to stop settler activity and home demolitions.

The five demolitions took place early morning. Israeli authorities said the homes lacked a permit and therefore were built illegally. Palestinians claim it is nearly impossible to obtain a permit for their homes from the Israeli authorities who rule the area. Palestinians tried to repel the Israeli authorities with rocks but were summarily dispersed and the demolitions went ahead as planned.

The UN reports that 1,500 demolition orders are currently pending in Israeli courts. At least 600 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes in East Jerusalem since the beginning of this year.

Since annexing the city in 1967 Israeli authorities have authorized the demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes in an effort to create a majority Jewish population in Jerusalem. “It has been Israeli policy to try to guarantee a Jewish majority and generate Jewish hegemony in Jerusalem since 1967,” said Dr. Roby Nathanson, Director of Israel’s Macro Center for Political Economics. “Israel has annexed huge parts of Jerusalem, enlarged the boundaries of the municipality, taken lots of land in the eastern part of the city and built more than 50,000 housing units on this land exclusively for Jews.”

However, Palestinians still hope to make Jerusalem the capital of their future state.

Remains of a child discovered in Jersey care home

December 12th, 2018

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Parts of a body belonging to a child have been discovered at the Haut de la Garenne in Saint Martin, Jersey, a United Kingdom Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France.

The Victorian building, which was originally built as a children’s care home and is now a youth hostel, has been under investigation recently as part of an inquiry into child abuse which occurred during the 1960s. The investigation has now been refocused with the aim to excavate further the grounds of the building, under the command of a specialist team from the UK who will use ground scanners and sniffer dogs to detect any other possible remains.

The body is believed to date from the early 1980s though further information about the identity of the child has not yet been released. The remains were found buried underneath a concrete floor inside the building. Today, the Guardian newspaper revealed that there are fears of a possible six further bodies buried on the site.

“There could be six, but it could be higher than that,” according to lead investigator Lenny Harper, who further said, “Allegations range from physical assaults right through to rape. It is difficult to envisage more horrific crimes than some of those that are alleged to have been carried out here.”

A helpline set up to find more information about alleged child abuse at the Haut de la Garenne and Jersey Sea Scouts has garnered a total of 140 contacts, made up of those claiming to be witnesses or victims to the crimes. The information gathered from the telephone inquiry triggered the search of the grounds.

Common Wallpaper Misconceptions That You Need To Get Rid Of Today

December 12th, 2018

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byAlma Abell

If you are considering wallcoverings Hawaii, wallpaper should definitely be on your list. There are many unfair misconceptions about wallpaper that make homeowners look over this great home decorating option. There are a few misconceptions that when cleared up, can help you make the final decision on whether or not to install wallpaper in your home.

Wallpaper is difficult to clean

Depending on your vendor, wallpaper can be durable and cleanable, and hold up well against children or high traffic conditions. Most wallpaper today has a lifespan of up to 15 years and can be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth or sponge and simple detergent. This means that the wallpaper can be installed in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms where clean walls are a concern.

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Once you install it, you are stuck with it

High-quality wall paper uses paste the wall technology which allows it to be peeled off in a single strip without leaving a mess. This new technology requires a paste to be applied directly to the wall before hanging the wallpaper and allowing it to dry. Traditional wallpapers require more work including soaking it in water and hanging while wet. This type of wallpaper is also specially designed to be removable in full sheets making updating a quick and easy task. It is however important to speak to the dealer to ensure the wallpaper you are getting meets these specifications.

Wallpapers are not stylish

It is unfortunate that many people still associate wallpaper with their grandmother’s homes. This is definitely not the case today as a living room wallcovering are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, prints and textures. This allows more freedom to experiment, develop and show off a personal and unique style in interior decorating. From textural vinyl, mica, flock, glass beads and grasscloth, it is difficult to achieve the same personalized, interactive and intriguing appeal with wall paint.

Wallpaper is expensive

Wallpaper comes in a variety of price points so redesigning a home does not have to be expensive. There are great options to consider that fit all budgets. In addition to this, wallpaper typically lasts longer than wall paint, translating into long-term savings. Wallcovering in general offer the best value for money and return on investment for budget conscious homeowners.

Getting your wallcoverings for the right dealer

Once these misconceptions have been cleared up, it is easy to see why wallpapers and wallcovering in general have seen a great surge in popularity especially in the recent years. The only way to guarantee these advantages and more is to buy your wallcovering from reputable dealers such as Architectural Surfaces, Inc. Such dealers are committed to offering high-quality products that help homeowners achieve their interior design dreams.

Koreas hold joint training session for Olympics

Koreas hold joint training session for Olympics

December 12th, 2018

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On Sunday, female ice hockey players from North and South Korea joined one another for a training session before the upcoming Winter Olympics. Players from the two Koreas are to compete together as a united team for the events hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which are scheduled to start on February 9; Seoul’s Unification Ministry said. The cross-border gesture is part of diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula and the team was approved by the International Olympic Committee.

The International Olympic Committee selected Pyeongchang in 2011 to host the event, marking South Korea’s first opportunity since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. The earlier event was marred by violence as North Korea had bombed a South Korean flight several months prior, killing over 100 and boycotted the event. Inter-Korean relations have changed considerably in the ensuing thirty years, including the two sending unified teams for table tennis and youth football in other non-Olympic competitions.

The announcement that the two countries would compete together was a stated goal of South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Last year, he announced the proposal and the two nations went into discussion this month. After two weeks, they made the announcement to field a consolidated 35-strong team of ice hockey players and have joint skiing exercises with both team coaches involved.

According to Yonhap News Agency estimates, about 80% of South Koreans support dialogue, but the move to have a joint team has been controversial. Over 10,000 South Korean citizens sent a petition to South Korean President Moon opposing the union and a group of North Korean defectors held a protest at the South Korean National Assembly on January 24, tearing apart photos of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Public support for eventual reunification of the Korean peninsula has waned in recent years, with the younger generation more skeptical of the possibility.

GM, Chrysler offer buyouts and early retirement to workers

GM, Chrysler offer buyouts and early retirement to workers

December 11th, 2018

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

General Motors NYSEGM (GM) and Chrysler have both begun to offer layoff packages to their workforces.

The automobile manufacturers have been hard hit in the recent economic downturn and have been forced to seek federal aid from the U.S. government. Reports say that GM’s package includes a $20,000 cash payment and a $25,000 new vehicle voucher. Chrysler will offer a $25,000 vehicle voucher and $50,000 with healthcare and $75,000 without. Both will offer the deal to most United Auto Workers (UAW) union members – 62,000 at GM, which is seeking to cut 31,500 jobs by 2012.

The two companies have received $13.4 billion in federal loans to keep them operating, but Congress required them to produce viability plans to demonstrate they were making significant cost cuts and labor concessions in return for the money. UAW workers in Detroit earn $28 an hour; their replacements will earn about half that. The UAW’s “jobs bank”, a system where workers without duties are still paid, has stopped at both companies.

GM is also attempting to engineer a debt-for-equity swap, reducing its liabilities from $27.5 billion in unsecured debt to $9.2 billion. It is also seeking to sell a truck manufacturer, the Delco Electronics parts group and the Hummer and Saab Automobile vehicle brands.

The entire motor manufacturing sector has suffered under the economic downturn, with the Ford Motor Company NYSEF announcing a $14.6 billion annual loss, although it has not sought federal aid. GM and Chrysler both ran out of operating funds in December, leading to the federal bailout.

Protesters demonstrate at US Coast Guard Academy

Protesters demonstrate at US Coast Guard Academy

December 11th, 2018

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

On the occasion of President Bush’s commencement speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, hundreds of protesters gathered in New London, Connecticut.

The peaceful demonstration lasted from approximately 7:00 a.m. to noon. Most protesters, such as the large contingent from the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, were there to push for an immediate end to the Iraq War. Others, including a number of robed professors from nearby universities, carried signs focused on the Bush Administration‘s surveillance programs and science and environmental policies.

Across the street from the main group, a smaller number of counter-protesters voiced support for the war and denounced the protesters’ for what they considered lack of support for the troops.

Throughout the demonstrations at the corners of Mohegan Avenue and Williams Street, protesters and counter-protesters yelled at each other, separated by police and K-9 units. The protesters had a roster of speakers and a central loudspeaker system, while several counter-protesters had hand-held loudspeakers and bullhorns.

The crowd caught a brief glimpse of President Bush’s motorcade just before 11:00 a.m., but was otherwise well outside the range of the college’s graduation activities. Several television vans were on site and numerous reporters covered the demonstrations.

Second case of BSE confirmed in U.S.

Second case of BSE confirmed in U.S.

December 10th, 2018

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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Seven months after suspicions were first raised, United States Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns confirmed that a second American cow has tested positive for BSE (also known as ‘mad cow disease’), as determined by a lab in Weybridge, England. The department believes that this cow was born in the United States.

The delay in confirmation followed two conflicting test results from last November. The “Western blot” test, which is a more sophisticated test, could have helped reach a final determination, but the U.S. refused to perform it in November. The department’s inspector general, Phyllis Fong, ordered the Western blot test in June without advising Johanns and by the time Johanns found out about it, the testing was under way.

Johanns was annoyed that the round of testing which confirmed “Mad Cow” had been ordered without him being consulted first.”I was asked by the Senate and the president to operate the department,” Johanns said. “I believe, in this area, very clearly, the secretary should be consulted, whoever the secretary is, before testing is undertaken. From my standpoint, I believe I was put there to operate the department and was very disappointed.”

A senior research associate with Consumers Union, Michael Hansen, said USDA officials “almost sound like some Keystone Kops.”

Johanns reassured Americans that they should not be afraid of eating beef, saying: “This animal was blocked from entering the food supply because of the firewalls we have in place. Americans have every reason to continue to be confident in the safety of our beef.”

On June 17, the Associated Press reported: “American cattle are eating chicken litter, cattle blood and restaurant leftovers that could help transmit mad cow disease — a gap in the U.S. defense that the Bush administration promised to close nearly 18 months ago.”

John Stauber, co-author of “Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare Happen Here?” said: “Once the cameras were turned off and the media coverage dissipated, then it’s been business as usual, no real reform, just keep feeding slaughterhouse waste. The entire U.S. policy is designed to protect the livestock industry’s access to slaughterhouse waste as cheap feed.”

Critics of the U.S. testing regimen said the fumbles this time increase their concerns about America’s screening process.

“How can we be sure they were really negative?” Craig Culp, a spokesman for the Center for Food Safety asked; “After all, (here is a cow that was) negative in November that is positive in June.”

The companies which render slaughter waste say new restrictions are not warranted. “We process about 50 billion pounds of product annually — in visual terms, that is a convoy of semi trucks, four lanes wide, running from New York to L.A. every year,” said Jim Hodges, president of the American Meat Institute Foundation.