Charles Lazarus, founder of US-based toy retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us, dies at 94

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Charles Lazarus, founder of US-based toy retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us, dies at 94

Saturday, March 24, 2018

On Thursday, Charles Lazarus, the founder of United States toy retailer Toys “R” Us, died in Manhattan, New York, New York of respiratory failure. He was 94. His death came a week after Toys “R” Us announced that all of the stores were closing.

Toys “R” Us issued a statement in which they said, “There have been many sad moments for Toys “R” Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today’s news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus. He visited us in New Jersey just last year and we will forever be grateful for his positive energy, passion for the customer and love for children everywhere. Our thoughts and prayers are with Charles’ family and loved ones.”

Michael Goldstein, who was a close friend and former Toys “R” Us chairman, said: “He was the father of the toy business. He knew the toys and loved the toys and loved the kids who would shop in the stores. His face lit up when he watched kids playing with toys.” In a phone interview Goldstein said that Charles Lazarus died in Manhattan.

Lazarus no longer held a stake in the chain, CNN reported. Lazarus took over his father’s bicycle repair shop in 1948 at the age of 25 and changed it to baby furniture. He opened the first Toys “R” Us store in 1957. Lazarus had remained its CEO until 1994.

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Ted Haggard reaches financial settlement with New Life Church

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Ted Haggard reaches financial settlement with New Life Church

October 19, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado has reached a financial settlement with its founder (and former head of National Association of Evangelicals) pastor Ted Haggard. Haggard stepped aside as senior pastor in the Church in November 2006, when a male prostitute claimed that he had engaged in a three year relationship with Haggard and that the two used methamphetamine.

Haggard, who was publicly critical of homosexuality, has agreed to leave the church he founded and led for two decades with a promise that he will not discuss the scandal, will move out of Colorado Springs, and will not reveal how much his financial settlement is.

On February 4th, Haggard sent an e-mail to New Life members stating, “We all wanted to know why I developed such incongruity in my life. Thankfully, with the tools we gained there, along with the powerful way God has been illuminating his Word and the Holy Spirit has been convicting me and healing me, we now have growing understanding which is giving me some hope for the future.”

Rev. Tim Ralph said, after Haggard completed a three-week counseling program, “He [Haggard] is completely heterosexual.”

However, Mike Jones, the man who had allegedly had a 3 year relationship with Haggard publicly replied, “Give me a break.” Adding, “He’s been performing oral sex on me for three years. You don’t change that in three weeks.” And “Until he’s honest with himself, he’ll never be happy.” Jones is currently writing a book detailing his relationship with Haggard due out in summer 2007.

According to interim senior pastor Ross Parsley, at services on Sunday February 18 the panel will “provide any necessary clarification of (Haggard’s) restoration process and give us a report on the New Life staff.”

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Wikinews interviews Darcy Richardson, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama

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Wikinews interviews Darcy Richardson, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama

October 19, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Friday, November 25, 2011

U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate Darcy Richardson of Florida took some time to answer a few questions from Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn.

Richardson, 55, is a political activist that helped form the New Democrats in 1989 and founded the progressive Battleground Blog earlier this year. He is also a political historian, and has authored six books covering third parties and presidential elections, including A Nation Divided: The 1968 Presidential Campaign (2002). His current work, The Spirit of ’76: Eugene McCarthy’s Struggle for Open Politics, chronicles the late Democratic Senator Eugene McCarthy’s 1976 presidential campaign for which he volunteered. Richardson admires McCarthy, and served as manager for his 1988 presidential run. Recently, Richardson advised Brian Moore’s Socialist Party USA presidential campaign in 2008.

In addition, Richardson himself has sought political office, albeit unsuccessfully. In 1980, he ran for Pennsylvania Auditor General, and in 1988, vied for one of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seats as a member of the Consumer Party. Last year, he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Florida as the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Farid Khavari.

Richardson has criticized President Barack Obama’s policies for being too similar to those of former President George W. Bush. He hoped to convince several prominent progressives to challenge Obama in the Democratic primaries, but none were available to do so. Last month, Richardson decided to begin a campaign himself and announced through his Battleground Blog that he would challenge Obama in the Democratic Party primaries as a progressive candidate. So far, he has qualified for the New Hampshire primary in January and the Missouri primary in February. In an interview with the Independent Political Report, Richardson proclaimed his campaign slogan as “no fourth term for George W. Bush.”

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Policy
  • 3 Campaign
  • 4 Related news
  • 5 Sources
  • 6 External links

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Higuaín leaves Napoli for Juventus

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Higuaín leaves Napoli for Juventus

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yesterday, Italian football club Juventus F.C. announced signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín from their rival club S.S.C. Napoli. 28-year-old Higuaín signed a five-year contract with the Old Lady for an Italian record transfer fee of €90 million.

Debuting at the age of 17 in 2005, Higuaín has made 329 league appearances and scored 191 goals. He joined Spanish capital club Real Madrid in 2006. Spending six-and-half seasons with Los Blancos, Higuaín has won the La Liga title there.

Higuaín — nicknamed Pipita — joined Napoli in 2013. While there he broke the goal scoring record set by Gunnar Nordahl of the Italian Serie A, netting 36 goals in 35 appearances. He helped Napoli qualify for the UEFA Champions League as the club finished second in the league.

In remarks to Gazetta World following Higuaín’s agreement to the contract, AS Roma captain Francesco Totti said, “Footballers today are a bit like nomads[…] They follow money and not their hearts.” 40-year-old Totti has played 25 years for Roma, signing a one-year contract extention last month.

Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis said, “Some believe that talking of a betrayal is an exaggeration, but I think differently. In this move there is the full meaning of a betrayal, which includes ingratitude.” ((it))Italian language: ?C’è chi dice che parlare di tradimento sia esagerato, e invece io penso il contrario, perché in questa scelta c’è il senso pieno del tradimento, che comprende anche l’ingratitudine

Former Agrentine captain and Napoli legend Diego Maradona said, “This Higuain affair is hurting me because he is going to a direct rival like Juventus. But we cannot blame the player either. A player has a responsibility to himself and it is those fat cats of business that are grinning the most in this case. Nobody thinks of the fan.” ((es))Spanish language: ?Me duele lo de Higuaín, porque va a un rival directo, como la Juventus. Pero tampoco se le puede echar la culpa al jugador. Porque el jugador tiene su responsabilidad, pero los que hacen el negocio son los más felices. Nadie piensa en el hincha.

Higuaín has been assigned the number 9 jersey.

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Wikinews Shorts: October 4, 2006

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Wikinews Shorts: October 4, 2006

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

A compilation of brief news reports forWednesday, October 4, 2006

Contents

  • 1 Brisbane Broncos 2006 NRL Premiers
  • 2 Editing Biologists discover new marine life in Indonesia
  • 3 Lenovo Recalls 526,000 ThinkPad Batteries
  • 4 Sources

October 1, 2006

The Brisbane Broncos have won the 2006 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership, defeating the Melbourne Storm 15-8, in front of almost 80,000 fans. The first all non-NSW final was contested between the first placed Storm, who were favourites to win and the third placed Broncos, almost unbackable at $2.25 at one stage.

Captain Darren Lockyer kicked the field goal which sealed Melbourne’s fate, however it was make-shift hooker Shaun Berrigan who won the Clive Churchill medal for most outstanding player on the field.

September 29, 2006

52 new species of marine life were found off the coast of Papua, Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse locations on Earth. One species found is a shark that appears to walk on its fins.

The area is a home to more than 1,200 known species of fish. The Research Team, Conservation International, is concerned that the life is threatened by fishing using dynamite and cyanide. As of September 26, 11% of the area is being protected by the Indonesian government.

September 29, 2006

IBM/Lenovo has announced the voluntary recall of over 526,000 laptop batteries due to manufacturing defects causing a few batteries to catch fire. The defective batteries were manufactured by Sony. This is the fourth recall due to Sony batteries, with prior recalls by Dell, Apple, and Toshiba. The batteries in this recall are believed to be manufactured between February 2005 though September 2006. This recall comes after an incident in a Los Angeles Airport where an IBM/Lenovo laptop caught fire.

Related news

  • “Sony plans global replacement of laptop batteries” — Wikinews, September 29, 2006

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Prepare For Law School

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Wealth Management

By Uchenna Ani-Okoye

So, you have made the decision to enter law school. The journey that you’re set to take will change you forever. Most of the admission officials of the country’s top law schools, will not hesitate to let you know that the hardest part of getting a degree at their specific school is getting in. At top law schools such as Yale, you only have 5 – 8 percent of those who apply, getting in. The battle that many must take to get into a top law school is enough to discourage all but the most determined individuals. The reason behind the arduous application process to these top law schools is solely because of the enormous value of achieving a degree from these institutions.

People that graduate from these top law schools typically earn up to two or even three times as much as those who hold degrees at lesser law schools. Another advantage of graduating from a top law school is having better choices of law firms, better job security and having the ability to choose to work in legal disciplines that are more interesting to them.

Applying to Any Law School Requires Planning and Research

It is certainly best practice to start your decision process early as far as choosing the right law schools that you wish to attend. Make sure your being realistic, but don’t be deterred from aiming for the top. The law school admission process generally consists of the following while each school may have some other specialised information that they require:

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The Law School Application Process

The Interview: This is where the admission dean of the school evaluates you. Your communication skills, confidence and overall demeanour is vital here. It is also imperative that you have solid recommendations that will deliver a high impact for you. You can find more information on interview preparation by visiting: http://www.insightempire.com/Prepareforlawschool/

Essay Writing: Make sure you do thorough research on the school, look online to find essays or papers published by alumni of the law school and examine them to their style and subject matter.

One acronym you may have heard a lot is LSAY, this stands for ‘The Law School Admission Test’

What is the LSAT?

To put it simply, the LSAT is a test made up of 100 – 101 questions. The test is a strictly timed multiple choice test. The time structure of the test is so tight, that the average participant typically scores around the fifty percentile mark. It’s extremely difficult to finish the test in the allotted time. The LSAT also includes a 30 minute essay section. The LSAT is given up to four times in a year, February, June, September and October. The LSAT is an extremely vital part of the law school admission process. It is required by all EBA approved law schools.

Is Law School Right For You?

The field of law is very diverse and extends far beyond law within the court room. The opportunities there for both personal and financial gain are great. But law simply is not for everybody, put very bluntly, it’s not for most. So, take the necessary time to mediate on your decision.

Acknowledge the sacrifices that acquiring a law degree will take and ask yourself whether you feel it’s really worth it. If the answer is yea, then stop reading this and begin preparing to apply to the law school you’ve always dreamed about.

About the Author: Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor and co founder of

Free Affiliate Programs For more information and resource links on law schools visit: Prepare For Law School

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Sewerage project starts in Pakistan

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Sewerage project starts in Pakistan

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Friday, January 19, 2007

In Pakistan, the Daily Times reported that construction work on a sewerage project has started in Pindi.

It said that the construction work for the Rawalpindi Environment Improvement Project (REIP) aims to lay a new underground drainage and sewerage system in the area.

The project director of REIP, Aslam Sabzwari, said, according to the report, that improvement of sanitation and sewerage system had started in the eastern zone of the city, consisting of 15 union councils (UCs). The project includes improvement of the sanitation and sewerage systems, a sewage treatment plant, solid waste management, removal of slaughter-houses and construction of public toilets.

Sabzwari also said that 22 new tube wells would be installed, while 32 old ones would be repaired under the project, recalling that the existing sewerage systems in Satellite Town and Kahyabane-Sirsyed were laid in the 1950s and 1969s, respectively, and were the main cause of the increasing case of hepatitis in the city.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab government sponsor the REIP.

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Canada’s Beaches—East York (Ward 32) city council candidates speak

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Canada’s Beaches—East York (Ward 32) city council candidates speak

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Beaches—East York (Ward 32). Four candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Donna Braniff, Alan Burke, Sandra Bussin (incumbent), William Gallos, John Greer, John Lewis, Erica Maier, Luca Mele, and Matt Williams.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Contents

  • 1 Sandra Bussin (incumbent)
  • 2 William Gallos
  • 3 Erica Maier
  • 4 Luca Mele

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Two ill after eating burgers laced with multi-purpose cleaner in Bathurst, Australia

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Two ill after eating burgers laced with multi-purpose cleaner in Bathurst, Australia

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Uncategorized

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A prank by three young kitchen staff at Hungry Jack’s fast food restaurant in the Central-Western New South Wales city of Bathurst went wrong when two customers required medical treatment after eating burgers they had laced with multi-purpose cleaner.

According to staff at the Emergency Department of Bathurst Hospital, two Hungry Jack’s customers became ill Sunday night after eating burgers contaminated with a chemical believed to be multi-purpose cleaner. One of the patrons was in a serious condition upon arrival at Bathurst Hospital due to being allergic to an ingredient in the cleaning product. “He presented to the emergency department as he was having an allergic reaction after eating a burger from Hungry Jacks, he was in a really bad way when he arrived here and if he had waited much longer it could have been much worse,” said a Greater Western Area Health Service employee. “We called Hungry Jacks and they said that three of their employees had been goofing off and sprayed multi-purpose cleaner inside the burgers so we then treated the patients for poisoning.”

Both customers are expected to make a full recovery. During an investigation undertaken by Wikinews reporter Nathan Carter, it was learned that the chemical sprayed into the burgers was KAY multipurpose cleaner which is reported to cause nausea, diarrhoea and mucosal and gastric irritation. The Material Safety Data Sheet for KAY multipurpose cleaner lists Antonic Surfactants as its hazardous ingredient.

In New South Wales, it is a criminal offence to make food intended for sale unsafe punishable by 2 years imprisonment. Due to restrictions on the publication of the name of young people involved in crimes in New South Wales, the names of kitchen staff can not be published. Wikinews was told by Hungry Jack’s staff that the staff involved in the incident remained employed by Hungry Jack’s. Josh, a Hungry Jack’s manager at the Bathurst restaurant, told Wikinews that his boss Adam was aware of the food contamination issue and would be taking steps to address it.

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Rabbit Hutch Tips

October 18, 2018 · Filed under Performing Arts

Rabbit Hutch Tips by Gabriel FultonIf you are the happy owner of one or more rabbits you will need a suitable Rabbit Hutch that can accommodate your precious pets. You can find such a hutch at a reliable Pet Store that puts at your disposal all the pet supplies you can possibly need. Individuals who are new to caring for rabbits should not worry because specialists in this field will offer them all the information they need. It is needless to say that rabbit hutches are not all equal and you should take your time to see which one is best for your rabbit. To do so you have to know what aspects to look for and how much money you should spend on a hutch. Raising rabbits is enjoyable and fun but it is your responsibility to create a suitable and safe environment for your pets. Individuals who are in the market for a hutch should first decide on the location of the hutch. It is recommended to place the hutch outside because rabbits have a sensitive respiratory system and dust, cleaning products and musty air can affect their health.To prevent this from happening you should locate your Rabbit Hutch outside. Once you have established the location of the hutch, another aspect you should have in mind is the size of the hutch. This is an important factor; it is useful to know that an average rabbit needs about 55 meters square of space. We should mention that rabbit hutches are available in various sizes and styles and you should be able to find a hutch that can accommodate your bunnies comfortably. After you have decided on a certain hutch the next thing you should do is equip it with all the essentials.At the Pet Store you will find feeders for your bunny, water bottles for rabbit hutches, nest boxes and so much more. Rabbits need a quiet spot of their own where they can relax and you should create the perfect environment for them so that they ate happy. Bunnies love to chew and this is why it is recommended to buy lots and lots of chew toys. Chewing is a necessity for rabbits and you should keep this in mind when you buy their toys.Moving on, at the pet shop you will find all the supplies you can possibly need for your pet. This means that you can buy all of your rabbit supplies from a single place and thus save time and money. This being said you can go ahead and start shopping for what you need for your rabbit. Specialists in this field will guide you every step of the way and they will make sure you are happy with your purchase.Moving on, at the pet shop you will find all the supplies you can possibly need for your pet. This means that you can buy all of your rabbit supplies from a single place and thus save time and money. This being said you can go ahead and start shopping for what you need for your rabbit. Specialists in this field will guide you every step of the way and they will make sure you are happy with your purchase.We invite you to check out our Pet store where you will find everything you can possibly need for your pet. We will help you select the perfect Rabbit Hutch.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

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