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A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Scots schoolgirl will be forced to move 7500 miles to the other side of the world because her mum is being deported.
Millie Canales, who was born in the UK and has lived in Scotland since she was a baby, is being sent to South America.
The P3 pupil, who speaks with a broad Scots accent, now faces a life of poverty in an earthquake zone in Chile with her pregnant mum Francisca.
Millie has only made two short trips to Chile and speaks no Spanish, so will be unable to communicate with anyone there.
She has known no other life apart from her semi-detached home in Stirling and her circle of friends at the city’s Braehead Primary School.
Millie said yesterday: “If I lose all my friends, I’ll be very sad. That is what the baddies want to do.”
Francisca, 27, who first came to the UK as a student when she was 16, said of her daughter, whose full name is Millaray: “She would be lost if we had to go to Chile now.
“She is like any other wee Scots girl, with a Scots accent and Scots friends.
“She has only been to Chile twice on holiday to see her gran and cannot read or write Spanish.”
Francisca added: “Scotland is my home, and my daughter has known no other home, but I feel everything I’m trying to do for my family is being sabotaged at every turn.
“I’ve never tried to hide from the UK Border Agency. I’ve always had the right visas and always kept them informed.
“I’ve always worked, paid my taxes and I’ve always tried to do the right thing for my family.
“The Human Rights Act states that all children are a priority and should always be protected.”
The UK Border Agency’s bombshell means Millie will be forced to live with her mum and grandmum in a cramped flat in the Chilean city of Talca, which was virtually destroyed by a massive earthquake in 2010.
The family’s plight is made even worse by the fact that Francisca is five months pregnant.
Francisca was first told to leave the UK when she applied to extend her visa in June last year.
The Home Office based their decision on the fact that she was no longer living with Millie’s father, a Spanish national she met in the UK and who now plays no role in her daughter’s life.
Francisca claims she was given only days to quit the country but she then applied for permanent residence based on human rights laws.
This application was rejected in February and Millie now knows her fate and is terrified of losing her pals.
She said: “I don’t want to live in Chile because it is so far away.
“This is like goodies and baddies. We are the goodies but the baddies won’t put a stamp on my passport or my mum’s passport.”
Like most girls her age, Millie’s loves princesses. She’s got posters of princesses plastered over her bedroom walls and loves the book Princess Smartypants.
She also enjoys school, where her favourite subject is history and her favourite teacher is Mrs Muir.
Heartbroken Francisca said: “We didn’t plan this situation, it just happened.
“Millie was born in the UK, for goodness sake. We’ve not tried to bend the rules or cheat. We’ve always been honest and open.”
The UK Border Agency’s ruling that Francisca is in Scotland without permission has led to her being fired from her £17,500-a-year job in the insurance industry.
It means her family also face a financial struggle in the run-up to her baby’s birth.
Their last hope is an appeal tribunal hearing, due to be held on June 3.
Francisca said: “If I lose, I’ll need to return to live with my mum in Chile.
“I’ll have no choice but to take Millaray with me. That will be devastating.
“Chile is a foreign country to her, and I’ve not lived there since I was 16.”
Case for a People’s Bank.
The Commonwealth Bank was a successful government owned bank with many remarkable achievements over most of the 20th century while it was the ‘People’s Bank’. Among other things Australians saw it as insurance against exploitation by private banks.
The privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank in the 1990’s was a financial disaster for Australia. It came about in the shadow of government deceit, where the people were told that this was to be the last government sale of public assets.
Since deregulation, banks have enjoyed obscene profits and paid their executives multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses. The dark side of the coin shows they have closed branches, cut services, colluded and exploited legally and illegally their collective monopoly of power whenever possible.
This failed deregulation led to all state government banks collapsing and paved the way for a wave of further deregulation and privatization which can exploit the consumer.
The results are being felt by many Australian families who are having difficulties managing budgets such as their privatised utility bills.
Adding to their financial woes is they’re being slugged with an increasing range of bank fees and charges for services, most of which were given free by the original Commonwealth Bank.
There is a strong case to reverse this negative flow, starting with the banks. Options are to nationalise all banks, or create a government owned People’s Bank based on the original Commonwealth Bank model.
Australia’s federal and state governments, general public, and small and large business sectors all stand to gain from a People’s Bank.
For example, the private banks will have to fall in line with the policies and ethics of the People’s Bank. This means less profit for the private banks and more money in your pocket.
The Commonwealth Bank model is cited in overseas publications as a system with enormous merit to both public and private sectors.
We have an opportunity to again demonstrate to the world a banking system that can bring considerable benefits to the federal government and its people.
If you believe we need a People’s Bank, sign the petition and forward it to your family and friends to sign too.
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Foster's home for imaginary friends was hands down one of the best shows on cartoon network.
Not only is it fun, creative and entertaining, but it also builds creativity skills and problem solving in a funny and appropriate way.
18 out of 20 people I surveyed said Foster's was the best or one of the best shows that were on during their childhood, and say they should either add it to cartoon network's programming schedule or it should replace shows. If you believe this show gave you good memories of your childhood and encouraged others to have imaginary friends, then you most likely would support this action.
Not only was this show creative, it was appropriate for all ages, unlike other programs on cartoon network (EX: Total drama island, regular show, etc.)
Remember the old Myspace? Searching local bands? No horrible lag? Friends lists that worked? Working IM's? Actually making your own layouts with no silly modules and lagging, forceful layout options?
We do, too! Myspace was the forefront for social and musical expansion. Corporate interference has taken that all away. It was the ONLY place musicians had and could have again to branch out.
Myspace, get rid of the new, silly design and bring back the good ol' days. Simple layout, basic HTML editable design. We miss it.
Facebook is a HORRIBLE alternative to what Myspace used to be. Give our social site back!
Many Facebook members are extremely unhappy with the new timelines and personal pages redesign.
None of us have been given a choice about whether we wanted this and just because Facebook services can be used for free does not take away people's rights to choose whether or not they want a particular feature.
I have started an Petition to give Joan, Toni, Maya, and Lynn their just due! When the show ended on UPN, the fans we devastated on the unfinished end. The fans never got a fair ending on BET to a show that changed the lives of many African American females.
Hopefully together we can get word out there, that we need closure! I call you all "GFriends" because of course we do have "Girls" who love and supported this show; but, we also have "Guys" who love it also! So, continue to spread the word by getting more people to "Like" this page! Our goal is 1,000,000 petitioners!
Luv ya'll muah;*
We're looking for people who may be interested in buying the Film Noir poster if it became available. The poster hung in Rachel Green's (Jennifer Aniston) Bedroom on the popular Tv Series "Friends" and appeared in numerous episodes throughout the series.
You can see the poster throughout the highs and lows of Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachels on off relationship. Like in Season 2 Episode 18 "The One Where Dr Ramoray Dies" where Ross has a jealous crisis when he knows that Rachel had 'animal sex' with Paolo. Dont worry it had a happy ending!
Also in the episode "The One With The Jellyshish" was the first episode of the Fourth Season where Ross and Rachel broke up again, after he fell asleep reading her heartfelt letter, 18 pages long ) back and front!
Bebo social network.
Bebo, an acronym for "Blog early, blog often", is a social networking website, founded in January 2005. There is now tailored content targeted at UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ, US English and US Latino, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and India, with the site being available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Polish. Founded by husband and wife Michael and Xochi Birch, Bebo had a major relaunch in July 2005. It was bought by AOL on March 13, 2008 for $850 m (£417 m).
In April of 2010, AOL announced that they are planning to shut down Bebo, perhaps as soon as May, 2010.
The Wine World Network is aimed at getting SA wine industry exposure through a social media platform of wine minded people.
A national wine day is a must for all those who include wine and its heritage into their lifestyle.
Friends was the funniest show on television right? So bring it back!
It should be set like 3 years after season 10 because of the joey spin off. Sign the petition if you want a season 11 of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
1 person can make a difference
To the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd,
On June 12, 2009, millions of Iranians, many of whom have friends and family here in Australia, went to the polls to elect their next president. Unlike the 2005 presidential elections where 48% of the electorate voted in run-off elections to choose Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, many more voters were expected to and did turn-out to vote against his disastrous domestic and foreign policies.
However, even before a tally of the votes could be taken Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters declared victory with 63% of the popular vote. With lightning speed his rival’s campaign headquarters were closed, many of their leaders were arrested and a heavy police and paramilitary presence was brought into the streets. Are these the actions of someone who has won a free and fair election?
Although the world does not yet realize it, on June 13th we witnessed an unprecedented coup d’état veiled in the guise of a popular election. If this coup is allowed to succeed and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) are allowed to consolidate their power, not only will they pose a danger to the Iranian people, but will also become a much greater threat to the outside world.
The implications of this coup are far-reaching. Whereas before the hard-line elements in the IRGC were held in check by the Supreme Leader and the clergy, over the last four years they have come to assume a position of immense power in Iran.
This coup represents the consummation of their new position in the state, and has grave implications for the Iranian people, Australia and the Western world.
With all due respect to the United States Government after careful review of Darwin Huggans charges there were several errors and improper actions taken that entrapped Darwin to make a poor and unfortunate decision. However, sentencing Darwin to what the government calls a sentencing guideline enhancement would not be a suitable purpose or proper way to resolve our communities issues.
Darwin would not be what is considered a threat to the community, he is kind hearted and well respected gentleman, he has a significant impact on the well being of his friends and family. We know that he is not perfect but there is no question as to his genuine concerns and compassion for others. We are sure if given the opportunity the facts spoken would be substantiated.
On September 1998, Donald Kowalski a young man of 22yrs of age with a drug problem committed several B&E's. When his friend was arrested on an unrelated crime he admitted to a number of B&E's in the surrounding area. He implicated Don to save his own skin. He served ONLY 2-1/2 years on the same Conducting a Criminal Enterprise (CCE) charge and now he is on the run for several more crimes.
Instead of charging Don with only the crimes they had evidence of, they charged him under the RICO act, of(CCE)and combined all the charges into one. The problem: every B&E in a 14 county radius was thrown in, thus 50 cases were closed, the detectives basically patted each others back and closed their case load. Under the RICO law it says: #1 Proceeds of a crime are being used in some manner to run a business that continues criminal activity. #2 The criminal activity affects either interstate or foreign commerce, thus a federal crime. #3 The proceeds of such activity can be seized to compensate victims. Donald was unemployed owned no business or property and the crimes all occurred in the Eastern part of Michigan. Don's criminal activity did not meet the statutes as set forth by the RICO act.
However, a scared young man accepted a plea not realizing at the time the ramifications and not having competent counsel to make an informed decision. Before taking the plea he had not been informed that because he had 2 priors of UDAA and B&E at he age of 16, which they held it over until he turned 17 and tried him as an adult from 4 years previously that he would be charged as a habitual offender. Thus he was sentenced to a 20yr minimum and 40yr maximum. A single count of B&E carries up to 10 years. Run concurrently, even 14 counts, he would have maxed out over a year ago. Don has served over 11yrs now.
Since Donald's imprisonment he has achieved high honors in all his course studies, obtained his GED, Certificate of Completion for Substance Abuse, Narcotics Anonymous, Degree in Agriculture, Certification for Ordained Ministry, S.L.F Course for Owning and Operating a Business and Perfect Attendance.
I have researched many cases by far are worse than his. Such as: 2nd degree murder, out in ten yrs. 6 counts of embezzlement, served 3-1/2yrs. and 4 counts of criminal sexual conduct, served 8 yrs. 2 counts 1st degree home invasion, 2 counts safecracking, unarmed robbery, served only 5 years.
Heres an example:
In addition, Donald has secured an offer of employment and a place of residence. Donald has been rehabilitated and has come to the point where release is the best alternative. His sentencing was severe, especially for a non-violent offender with only two priors as a juvenile. It is time for Donald to come home, his wishes are to be with his son and family. We are requesting your support.
Friends is still the most acclaimed sitcom in the history of television, with fans on all around the world. It can be perfectly adapted for the cinema, as well as Sexy and the City, which had a great acceptance for the film adaptation.
Please Warner Bros, bring the best TV show to the big screen, give to the fans one more reason to continue enjoying FRIENDS!
There have been rumours arising over whether or not this film will be made. I for one want to sop these rumours and bring the cast together for all their fans to enjoy for one last time.
They each made millions per series and I'm sure everyone would like to know how each friend ended up. So sign away!
Lots of people love the television show "Friends" and would love to have it back.
I really want to meet the Jonas Brothers and so do my friends because we're Jonas groupies! We really want to spend time with them, not just a meet and greet.
City of Oceanside March 20, 2008
300 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside CA 92054
Re: Appeal of Administrative Permit Cricket Communications @ Amazon Bikes
ACUP-2-07 and ACP-2-07
Dear City Council Members,
We the undersigned hereby appeal the administrative decisions referred to above, including the Coastal Permit, based on the following decision made from the Planning Commission on March 10, 2008.
The applicant has NO Substantial Proof of Necessity for Coverage in this area at all for the 3 Antennas to be hosted at Amazon Bikes at Highway 78 & Vista Way. In the area that the applicant is claiming a gap in coverage Residents say, “they have great quality of cell coverage in and out of houses and neighborhood. Calls received and calls made are just fine in the areas the map the applicant is indicating a gap in coverage”, which was stamped over a year ago in March of 2007. This map then is inconclusive to other antennas that may have gone up in the city since the date the map was submitted, and does not prove the need for coverage. Furthermore, the RF analysis was submitted after Feb 2008, and was not available to residents.
The applicant merely submitted what appears to be a map with ‘guestimates’ of coverage and their bare assertion that such structures are needed. When just north of the proposed site is a 65 foot cell tower hosting an abundance of cell antennas. Additionally there is the massive structure at the North Coast Church just across I-5 freeway, which shows to have plenty of room to host the applicants 3 cellular antennas. The applicant has not shown proof of exhausting these locations, or any other areas. Residents believe there are alternative locations that were not explored and the applicant has ‘under-explored’ such locations. The applicant said they did not want to wait to get approval for the Crown Royal Tower to host the 3 antennas and showed no interest to wait, thus such an expedience to just build because of not wanting to wait is not why we the Residents feel the City of Oceanside should just approve these antennas to be installed, and are asking our Council Members to please vote no.
Further, applicant’s towers would affect the character, quality and views in the neighborhood by creating an ‘antenna alley quality’ with a proliferation of antennas. Adding yet more cell towers fails to preserve the residential character whether the antennas are ‘concealed/aesthetical’ or not. Such additional towers are not compatible with existing residential properties. And under Conditional Use Permits sections (b) adding more cell antennas to this area with other towers/antennas within half a mile will be detrimental to residential properties and cause property values to be lower.
Last, the application does not appear to analyze the effects of the Buena Vista Lagoon, and does not take into consideration being at close proximity with an environmental area. The residents raise questions of concerns for the birds of this area, as the property is along the Buena Vista Lagoon, and may have detrimental effects on the birds who call the preserve home.
Please, we ask you to reverse the approval of the administrative permits and hold a City Council hearing in order to listen to the publics’/residents’ concerns. We value our property and quality of our neighborhoods, and have conducted our own survey of cellular coverage in the area the applicant is claiming to have no coverage. We understand the limitation of the FCC Act of 1996, and understand the city council can say no to the applicant based on NO proof of necessity of coverage, and property value concerns, and environmental impacts.
Many people have lost babies and never talk about it because of the fear and upset.
Some old people are only able to talk about the baby as they are dying.
Some young people are longing to talk about their experience but people can't hear it and change the subject. Slowly people give up trying to be heard.
I think we all know what Pakistan is going through.
We all know what it is heading towards and we will not watch like cowards.
To all those people who love, admire and respect Pakistan. My friends, in today’s date, are we able to say “I AM PROUD TO BE A PAKISTANI” ? Ask yourselves and you will know the answer. Of course, one should burn in hell before he/she says they are not proud of Pakistan.
But can we not do something, can we not be of some use. We all love our country because we fought for our independence.
Nepal: you may all know that this beautiful country still lives as third world country. The researches shows that more than 40 percent of people still live below the poverty line.
Regarding literacy about 50 percent of people are uneducated in the country.
Only 8 percent or people have access to communication (internet, email).
So with these things in mind I with my friends are planning to establish a community library and ICT centers for the marginalized people and communities in rural areas of Nepal.
Your simple support would be great.
22. Where Is Donna?
Our beloved Donna Jou was known to have been last seen with John Steven Burgess on June 23, 2007 at his rental home in Los Angeles, California.
We, Donna's family and friends are asking Mr. John Steven Burgess to please help us in our search for Donna. We ask him (Mr. Burgess) to speak to us in regards of his knowledge of where Donna Jou is.
Donna is a beautiful loved Daughter, Grand Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Friend and Honor Student. We are asking Mr. Burgess to Please Help Us Bring Donna Home.
Today I was deeply disturbed to be stopped in the street by a woman in bright red overalls saying 'Jesus will save you!'. I apologised, said sorry but all of my friends and myself are straightedge and satanists (and no, this isn't what most people think it is).
She then accused me of pushing my 'religion' on everyone else (Despite the fact that being straightedge involves no drinking, no drug abuse and no sex outside of a relationship.) and threw a load of notes in my face.
She told me, that as a woman I was leading my male friends straight to hell. I found this a disgrace towards my gender.
It is people like this who are continually harassing people, disturbing them and upsetting them .
I'm all for people believing what they want to believe, but when they start forcing their religion upon everyone.
May I also note, this woman also deeply upset an old woman she shouted at?
Why should these people be allowed to harass people in such a way?
And if you would like the evidence, I shall be sure to scan up a picture of a pamphlet telling everyone how everything we enjoy is evil.
Aache Junction High School has two lunches, A & B lunch. It used to be that freshman have there own lunch, and Sophomore's, Juniors, and Seniors share there own lunch.
This year things have changed, we still have A & B lunches, but now if you have any electives for fourth hour, you go to A lunch, and if you have English, Math, or World History for fourth hour, you go to B lunch. Now that wouldn't really be a problem to some people, but to most people, it would be a big problem, because there not with there friends, and classmates.
So I'm starting this petition to change lunches to freshmen and Sophomores for A lunch, and Juniors and Seniors for B lunch so we all could be with our friends and classmates, and it'll also make the lunch lines more shorter so we could have more time to eat.
An overview of Brian Dunkleman's past, as documented in Wikipedia:
"Brian Dunkleman (born September 25, 1971 in Ellicottville, New York) is a comedian and actor, best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol on the Fox Network with Ryan Seacrest.
He has appeared on 'The Tonight Show', had a recurring guest role on 'Two Guys and a Girl', played a stand-up comic suspected of murder in 'NYPD Blue', voiced himself in an episode of 'The Proud Family', in which the show parodied American Idol, did voices for the animated 3 South, and is acting in an independent film called 'Comedy Hell.' He also had a small role on an episode of Friends as the man who buys the engagement ring Chandler wants to buy Monica. He recently was a co-host with Eric the Midget on 'The Idol Re-cap Show' on Sirius' Howard 101. He now does voice over for American Idol Rewind.
Dunkleman began doing stand up comedy in 1992, winning the 'Buffalo’s Funniest New Comedian Contest.' Since then he’s also performed at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, NBC’s 'Late Friday,' and TBS's 'Very Funny at the Laugh Factory.' He's also acted in pilots for ABC and 20th Century FOX and guest-starred on the late night talk show 'Talk Show with Spike Feresten', 'The Ghost Whisperer', & 'Las Vegas'.
Brian can also be seen doing stand up regularly in Los Angeles at the Laugh Factory and Improv, and he makes regular appearances as the host of 'Family Feud Live' in Las Vegas and Atlantic City for Fremantle Media."
As the latter states, Dunkleman has experience in hosting major television shows in primetime ('American Idol'), should "The Price Is Right" ever alter time slots. Dunkleman also has experience hosting game shows ('Family Feud Live'), and is well-qualified to host a televised game show. Lastly, he has appeared on other popular television shows (i.e. 'Friends', 'The Tonight Show', 'The Proud Family'), that could extend the viewing demographics, and increase, ultimately, the Nielsen ratings of the show. In my humble opinion, Brian Dunkleman is the right host for "The Price Is Right".
With guidance from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Friends have decided that transferring ownership to the Recreation Department provides the best advantages, for several reasons, including:
§ This is a model that has been used successfully at Fitler Square and other similar parks.
§ The Recreation Department would help us with many maintenance tasks, such as sidewalk repair.
§ This structure would give us access to the City’s insurance, so that we do not have to bear that cost ourselves.
§ PHS strongly recommends this model and has funding that we can access only if the Recreation Department assumes ownership.
Thus, under the stewardship of the Department of Recreation, Montrose Park will benefit from the guidance of the Department as the Friends continue with the fundraising efforts and eventual construction phase of the project. As the ultimate goal of the Friends of Montrose Park is to convert these current vacant lots into a community "pocket" park, this ownership transfer would be an early but essential step in helping to achieve that end-goal.
We, the faithful viewers of the television show Friends, humbly request to NBC and its station's global relatives to bring back Friends to Daytime television.
28. Cut the Carbon
Most sane people agree that things have to change if we are to avoid the excesses of climate change - this includes starting to create buildings that use energy more efficiently and are able to supply energy through on-site renewable technologies.
That’s why we need your support right now. Winchester City Council is currently consulting upon the rules under which it will permit new buildings to be built (the Local Development Framework) in the future. Winchester Friends of the Earth believe that the Council should only allow developments of over 500m squared if they include on-site renewable energy equipment to reduce predicted carbon dioxide emissions by at least 10 percent. This kind of rule is not radical and is actually advised by Government and already adopted by many other local authorities.
We also think that the current proposals for the major Silverhill development in the centre of Winchester should follow this principle. At the current time it offers very little in terms of reducing energy use and nothing in terms of renewable energy generation. This is a missed opportunity.
Please sign the Cut the Carbon petition. We will ensure the Council takes note and hopefully delivers a greener future for the District. Many thanks.
Brad Will, aka William Bradley Roland, an American citizen and journalist associated with Indymedia New York, was shot and killed in Oaxaca.
Webtv users being told they can no longer use TalkCity for chatting and are moving to MSN chat services. Then MSN closes free chat experience but users are to pay for a service that would cost them $19.95 a year just to chat (MSN loses a lot of clientel).
Two years later MSN states that they are closing the chats down altogether, but only a few have seen this information, and if you do not look close enough on the chat home page you'd miss this information, (MSN was/is trying to hide this information).
Now MSN is breaking apart webtv'ers & MSN users that have made bonds, extended families and we want to BLOCK the closing of this action.
Here is our plea...