Submitted by: Ellie Lewis

Whenever anyone wants something built, they really have to look for the right experts to make plans for whatever building it is. Some will be more suited to making an assisted living design while other church architects will know exactly what is expected of them when it comes to anything religious. For example, those who want to build a chapel or some such building will have to know what will be acceptable and what will not. In the same way those people who cannot get around as easily as they used to will also need special things in the building to make life easier.

For example, many people, as they get older, will get a little shaky on their feet. They may be able to walk slowly to where they want to get, but on the walls will have to be some hand holds so that they can steady themselves wherever they are. Most specialist homes will have a long and wide strip of wood along the walls. Although this will stop beds and other moveable objects from chipping the walls, it also has another use in that people who are unsteady will be able to hang onto it all along the wall until they get to their destination.

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Not everyone will like asking for help when they are moving around and some people feel demeaned when they have to be helped to do even the most basic of tasks. When people have to use the bathroom, for example, this is probably the most private of functions that we all have to perform. However, by making grab handles on the walls, and by leaving plenty of room around the facility the user can bring in a wheelchair and do all the necessary motions in private without anyone being part of the deal.

For religious buildings, the lay out is even more important as even the positioning of the building has to be done right. All buildings relating to the Christian faith are normally built on a north to south plan. Indeed, most of these buildings will look like a cross from above for obvious reasons. For those who have ever noticed that the buildings are sometimes set at an angle in the gardens, this is the reason why.

Also, in these buildings, windows will be constructed from stained glass etc depicting the scenes from the bible or scenes from the local area. Indeed, these are truly works of art and will need expert guidance in getting them made up to plan etc. Local artisans are usually involved in this as well and they are all aware of what the local traditions are. For example, if this area was known for steel production, they may well depict something of this nature to carry the theme of the working man through the building. It is obvious then that these experts carry out a special service to the community since these buildings should be around for many years to come. Therefore, they should reflect what goes on there too.

About the Author: Ellie Lewis recently helped her church find a group of knowledgeable

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to help revitalize the facade of an old church. She hired a local

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 

On February 13, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Deion Sanders announced his re-retirement from the NFL. Last January, many assumed Sanders would be leaving the league after spending 14 years in it.

Sanders won back-to-back Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Sanders is the first professional athlete to win a World Series and Super Bowl in his pro career. The All-Pro Cornerback had 53 interceptions, was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times and was once Defensive Player of the Year.

Reports speculate Sanders, who broadcast with CBS after his first retirement, may go back into news broadcasting, possibly on the [w:Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]] NFL Pre-Game Show.

After his retirement, current Ravens Cornerback Chris McAlister stated, “I’ll miss Deion, just as the rest of the Ravens organization will. I learned a lot from him.”

Saturday, March 29, 2014 

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On Wikinews, we have an exclusive audio interview with Indiana State Senator Mike Delph.

Today is Thursday, March 27, 2014. I am Chad Tew and we are here in The Edge radio studios with my journalism students and recording from the campus of the University of Southern Indiana.

This is Wikinews.

Indiana State Senator Mike Delph is a Republican who represents the northwest side of Indianapolis and Carmel, as well as Zionsville, Indiana.

After being selected to finish former State Senator J. Murray Clark’s final term in 2005, Mike Delph has served two full terms for District 29 in the Indiana State Senate. He is currently facing re-election this fall. His opponent is likely to be Democrat JD Ford, who is running as an openly gay candidate.

Senator Delph has also been considered in the past for US Congress but he declined to run, and he has already been mentioned in the Indiana media as a possible candidate for any potential opening in the US Senate in 2016. He is widely known across the state of Indiana for both his Arizona-style legislation on immigration and his support of traditional marriage.

During the legislative session this year, Senator Delph made what is known in Indiana as the “tweet heard around the world”. The tweet announced the defeat of a proposed amendment to the Indiana State Constitution in a form that would have banned civil unions. Senate leader David Long punished Delph because of this tweet on the grounds that it concerned confidential caucus information. What exactly took place in that Republican caucus and between Senator Delph and Senator Long is currently unknown to the public.

WN Tew: State Senator Delph good morning and welcome to Wikinews.

WN Chad Tew: Here with our first question is Ashely Jones Phillips. Jones Phillips: Hi! Good morning, Senator Mike Delph. My name Is Ashley Jones-Phillips. The first question that I have is, I wanted to know if you can tell me a little bit about your parents, where are you from, and where were you were raised and born?

WN Jones Phillips: Can you tell where you went to school at?

WN Tew: And those degrees are in …?

WN And lastly I want to know, how did you become interested in politics?

WN Hello Senator Delph, I’m Sara Behnke. We were wanting to know about your family and your work outside of the Indiana Senate.

WN Behnke: We understand that you and your wife home educate your children. How did you decide to home educate your children?

WN Behnke: What is your religious affliation?

WN Hello Senator Delph, I’m Jerrilyn Thompson, and I have a question for you. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award, you were awarded that in 2005. And this honorary award is awarded by the Governor. And what did you do to get this honor?

WN Thompson: Okay, just a few more questions. You had mentioned earlier about the role that Congressman Dan Burton had played in your life, could you please talk a little bit more about that?

WN Thompson: Okay one last question from me. What was your father and mother’s relationship with former congressman Dan Burton?

WN Jordan Mornout: You ended up losing your first campaign when you sought the nomination for Indiana’s Secretary of State in 2002. Of course, your opponents that year were impressive, but can you tell us from your perspective about the dramatic finish to that nomination?

WN Tew: And, in fact, you were both competing for [Senator Richard] Lugar’s office.

WN Yes.

WN Tew: Let’s pause for a brief identification.

WN Chad Tew: This is Wikinews. It is March 27, 2014, and we are here in the radio studio of The Edge speaking to Indiana State Senator Mike Delph by telephone. Here with our next question is Justin Law.

WN Law: Senator Delph, your opposition to same-sex marriage and your public expression of love for your brother Stephen has us wondering about how you reconcile what seems to some as contradictory stances. Could you explain to us your philosophical stand on homosexuality and support of traditional marriage?

WN Tew: Senator, your brother said on the air that you had set him up on a date. And you denied that. Could you just briefly talk about this?

WN Bobby Shipman: Senator Delph, this is Bobby speaking now. HJR-3 — the proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage and civil unions? You said it was the best environment right now. Why is this the right time for HJR-3?

WN Shipman: With the polls in Indiana showing a change in public opinion over the past several years that is more favorable to the acceptance of same-sex marriage, do you think it’s going to be harder to support traditional marriage in the future?

WN Shipman: Since the amendment would have had a long lasting consequences on Hoosiers, didn’t the process work this time?

WN Tew: But there is also the Supreme Court that the legislature would have to deal with any kind of decision that’s made between now and when they act next.

WN Devyn Curry: Can you briefly give us your version of the chronology from the time you made the “tweet heard around the world” to the time when you were punished for the tweet.

WN Curry: What were you trying to convey to the public through the media at the press conference?

WN Curry: Senator, did you violate caucus rules of secrecy?

WN Senator, Chad Tew here. Who leaked the information about your punishment to the media?

WN Tew: Concerning your punishment, you’ve had a number of disagreements over the years with Senate leader David Long. Does Senate leader David Long serve the Republicans in the state senate or do they serve him?

WN Tew: Thank you, Senator. Let’s pause for identification.

WN Chad Tew: Mike Delph, a Republican who represents parts of Indianapolis, Carmel and Zionsville is with us this morning for an exclusive interview. It is March 27, 2014, and this is Wikinews. Welcome back, Senator.

WN Rachel Christian: Senator Delph, you have been labeled as a social conservative. Where do you believe you fall on the political spectrum?

WN Bradie Gray: Recently, political commentator Brian Howey wrote about your senate district. Is it fair to say that your district is not socially conservative, that your stand on HJR-3 might not been aligned with your constituents, and that the Democrats see your seat as an opportunity.

WN Casie Mathies: Senator, this is Casie, how important are the business or establishment Republicans in your district and do you stand in danger of alienating them with your stands on HJR-3?

WN Sean Kerchief: Your likely opponent in next fall’s election, JD Ford, says he stands for, quote, equality. Do you?

WN Keisha Wright: Senator Delph, What are the political stands that are going to provide the sharpest contrast between you and your likely political opponent, JD Ford this fall?

WN Tew: Just a short question. You started your military service in what year?

WN Tew: And you were promoted to major when?

WN Meredith Harris: You have been considered for higher offices. What qualities do you have to offer not only your district, but voters all over Indiana?

WN Tew: Just briefly, senator. Your passage of the local government initiative that would allow governments to merge was very successful in your district, but not successful elsewhere around Indiana. What was it about your district that made it unique in that it decided to merge?

WN Tew: Thank you, senator. And, let’s pause for identification.

WN This is Wikinews, and we are back with Senator Mike Delph. I am Chad Tew, and we are here at The Edge radio studios with my journalism students and recording from the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville. Our first question will come from Jordan.

WN Jordan Bayes: Hi, Senator Delph, Jordan Bayes speaking. What ever became of the military investigation of you and the soldier who appeared by you at a press conference?

WNTew: And you were never punished for that, for the record?

WNTew: Yes, and then you were successfully promoted.

WN Bayes: Tim Durham, who is now serving a 50-year sentence for running a Ponzi scheme in Indiana, was a major donator to Republicans, including your campaign. Former Governor Daniels for instance received almost $200,000 dollars. You were the first to give money back donated by Durham in 2011 after he was charged, which was $10,000 dollars. However you kept money donated by BP after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. What kind of money do you think should be given back, and what kinds do you think are alright to keep?

WN Dennis Marshall is here with our last question tonight, Dennis —

WN Dennis: Senator you are well known for your support of the single class basketball here in Indiana, why is that such an important issue for you?

WN Tew: You were a wrestler, too?

WN Tew: Senator, were you a wrestler?

WN Tew: Thank you Senator. This has been an exclusive interview with Mike Delph. Thank you very much Senator for being with us tonight and speaking to fifteen journalism students and myself…

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Saturday, March 28, 2009 

Evacuation alerts were issued to 850 Manitoba residents as they prepare for the worst flooding from the Red River.

Dominion City declared a state of emergency on Monday regarding rising water levels. The area is already experiencing overland flooding. Southern Manitoba is under a winter storm warning which will worsen the situation with further precipitation. Besides working on dikes and sandbagging efforts, communities are breaking up ice jams and frozen culverts.

Ice jams have already caused the evacuation of 40 homes north of Winnipeg, and dozens of homes were flooded. A state of emergency was declared Wednesday for the rural municipalities (RM) of St. Andrews, St. Clements, East St. Paul, West St. Paul, Blanshard, St. Laurent and Franklin. Roads are being wiped out and basements flooded due to the overland flooding caused by frozen culverts and ice jams. The Red River Floodway was constructed to divert flowing waters from the river basin around the city and communities, however ice jams have caused the waters to flow over the river banks.

“The road is eventually going to get washed over so we want to get the elderly out for that reason,” said Curtis Smith of the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters. 95 have already been evacuated to Winnipeg from Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation.

“All the plans are in the offing. It all depends on the elevation of the water, how fast it’s going to approach. You need to do a phased evacuation so it’s elderly and people with special needs first.” said Don Brennan acting executive director of Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization.

Paul Guyader, Manitoba’s emergency measures coordinator reported that residents are setting sandbags into place as fast as they can be made, however the height of flooding won’t come for yet another week in southern Manitoba. Towns throughout the area are surrounded by ring dikes.

During the week of April 5 to 10 is when the Red River is expected to crest around Emerson, Manitoba. Emerson is located on the east banks of the Red River near the Canada – United States border.

The river should reach its maximum during the week of April 12 to 17 in the region around Winnipeg.

“We don’t want to be in a scramble this time, because one of the problems that we had last time [in 1997] was making sure that everyone understood who was in charge,” said Chief Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation. “Last time, the people, we weren’t too much involved in what the authorities were doing.”

The United States National Weather Service recorded levels at 11.6 metres (38 feet) on Thursday, and the predictions are that it should reach 12.5 metres (41 ft) by the weekend. Mayor Dennis Walaker of Fargo, North Dakota has put into place contingency plans. The Red River’s recorded highest cresting at Fargo was in 1897 when it reach 12.2 metres (40 ft). The Flood of the Century in 1997 crested at 16.5 metres (54 ft) at Grand Forks, North Dakota. Manitoba officials feel that this year flooding should not be as bad as the 1997 flood.

“Mother Nature will decide when she’s going to crack this baby loose”, said Steve Strang, mayor of the RM of St. Clements, Manitoba.

Too Many Speeding Tickets May Cause a Loss of Driving Privileges

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No matter the town, city or state, exceeding the speed limit is against the law and police will issue a ticket if they catch you. Many jurisdictions may revoke or suspend your driver\’s license if you have too many speeding tickets within a certain period of time.

In New York State, if you are convicted of three speeding tickets (in non-work zones) or two speeding tickets in work zones in 18 months, then you lose your driving privileges.

Two Lesser-Known Causes for New York Driver License Revocation or Suspension

1.New York Vehicle and Traffic Law says that if a driver has three

NY speeding ticket

convictions in 18 months, his license is automatically revoked. New York VTL 510(2)(iv) states:

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Such licenses shall be revoked and such registrations may also be revoked where the holder is convicted of a third or subsequent violation, committed within a period of eighteen months, of any provision of section eleven hundred eighty of this chapter (the sections prohibiting speeding)

2.In New York State, if a driver is convicted two times in 18 months of speeding in work zones, then his driving privileges may be suspended. While NY speeding tickets in work zones accumulate the same points as regular speeding tickets, the fines for speeding convictions in work zones are doubled according to New York VTL 1180(f).

As we are discussing a license revocation for 3 speeding convictions (in non-work zones) in 18 months and a license suspension for 2 speeding convictions in work zones, it is important to distinguish between revocation and suspension.

A driver license revocation is for a minimum period which continues until the driver restores his license by reapplying for a driver license from the beginning as if he never possessed a license. The DMV conducts a review of the applicant s driving record and evaluates whether a new license is appropriate. Re-licensing can be denied.

In contrast, a driver license suspension is a temporary loss of driving privileges for a fixed period that terminates automatically. When the suspension time ends, the driver can restore his license by simply paying the restoration fee of $25. There is no reapplication, testing or review by DMV.

Common Reasons for

Suspended License in NY

In New York, if you accumulate 11 points in 18 months, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend your license usually for 30 days. Some other commonly known reasons for license suspension are listed below:

1)Old traffic tickets that have not been responded to

2)An auto insurance lapse

3)A traffic ticket that was adjudicated but the fine was not paid

4)Failure to supply DMV with requested documentation

5)Failure to pay child support

Whether you are facing a license suspension or revocation for too many speeding tickets in 18 months or for any other traffic infraction, you should hire an aggressive NY traffic attorney to fight your case.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2005 

Seventeen people have been arrested overnight in Sydney and Melbourne, in what Police have described as ‘anti-terror’ raids. New South Wales (NSW) and Victorian police conducted the raids, and both police chiefs have said that the action foiled a terrorist plot. New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said that, “we have disrupted what I would regard as the final stages of a terrorist attack or the launch of a terrorist attack in Australia.” The Guardian is reporting that some of those arrested in Sydney are alleged to have been stockpiling chemicals.

Some of those arrested in Melbourne have appeared in court, including Abu Bakr, also known as Abdul Nacer Benbrika. Benbrika was criticised last year for comments he made in support of al-Qaeda.

In NSW, warrants were executed in Lakemba, Belmore, Wiley Park, Greenacre, Illawong, Punchbowl, Hoxton Park, Condell Park, Ingleburn, Belfield, Bankstown and Kemps Creek, resulting in 8 arrests.

A NSW Police spokesman has said that one of the men arrested was shot in the chest by police in Green Valley at about 9am, after firing at police. “One officer was struck, we believe in the hand, and suffered a minor wound,” the spokesman said. “One of the police officers returned fire and the person of interest to police was wounded in the neck.”

It has been reported that the arrests in Sydney, unlike those in Melbourne, do include charges relating to planning and preparation of violent acts. The suspects have not yet appeared in court and the case has been adjourned to Friday.

Mick Keelty, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has said that the seven people arrested in New South Wales will be charged under the anti-terrorism legislation that was rushed through parliament last week. Mr Keelty has said that the details of the allegations against the men should be kept secret.

“An application will be made by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution this afternoon to suppress the details of the allegations,” he said.

Keelty justified the action by arguing that “we give these people a fair opportunity to prepare their defence before the court rather than run the trial in the media.”

In Victoria, warrants were executed in Dallas, Hoppers Crossing, Fawkner, Preston, Haberfield, Coburg, Yarraville, Meadow Heights, Hadfield and Mount Druit, resulting in 9 arrests.

Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon also believes that the raids prevented a terrorist attack, however she stated that the police did not know what form the attack would take, saying “we weren’t exactly sure when nor, more importantly, what they planned to damage or do harm to.” Commissioner Nixon said that they had sufficient evidence to proceed.

Nixon said that the raids were the result of a long-term operation. When queried, she confirmed that the anti-terror legislation rushed through Parliament last week was related to today’s raids. “Some of that is related to that amendment that occurred,” she said. The changes became law just two days ago.

Those arrested will be charged with “a range of offences”, however the exact nature of the charges is yet to be announced. It is not yet clear to what extent the emergency legislative changes rushed through parliament last week are a legal basis for the arrests.

One of those arrested in Melbourne was Abu Bakr, also known as Abdul Nacer Benbrika. He is a dual Algerian and Australian citizen, and was criticised last August when he told ABC Radio that he supported al-Quaeda. At the time he denied being involved in any terrorist activity.

In an interview on the ABC Radio “National Breakfast” program, Rob Stary, a criminal defence lawyer who will be representing those arrested in the Melbourne raids said that, as far as he is aware, the charges all relate to being a member of a proscribed organisation, and none of the Melbourne suspsects had been charged in relation to any planning or preparation offences. At the time of the interview he was not aware which proscribed organisation the charges relate to.

Seven men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, on charges of intentionally being a member of a terrorist organisation and knowing the organisation was a terrorist organisation. The court has heard that Abu Bakr is the “spiritual leader” of the group and the prosecutor alleged that the organisation is directed by Abu Bakr. Speaking of the Melbourne arrests, Prosecutor Richard Maidment QC alleged that the group constituted a “terrorist organisation”. Making reference to the Sydney arrests he said that the Sydney suspects had “gathering chemicals of a kind that were used in the London Underground bombings,” and planned to kill “innocent men and women in Australia.”

Sunday, October 5, 2008 

The Schillings law firm in the United Kingdom, has attempted to remove certain content from an upcoming book by former Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray. Schillings, a company which, according to Wikileaks, contains “well known UK censorship lawyers,” sent a letter to Cambridge University Press threatening libel action if the content is not removed from Murray’s book, The Catholic Orangemen of Togo, before publication.

According to Schilling, they sent the letter on behalf of ” Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Spicer […], C.E.O. of Aegis Defence Services Limited.”

“We have reason to believe that the Book may contain serious, untrue and damaging defamatory allegations about our client,” stated the letter. “Any widespread publication of the Book containing defamatory allegations concerning our client would be deeply damaging to our client’s personal and professional reputations and would cause him profound distress and anxiety. We remind you that you would be responsible for that damage and any subsequent republication of the allegations. We also put you on notice that you will be liable for any special damage or loss suffered by our client as a result of the Book and we reserve all our client’s rights in this regard.”

Speaking to Wikileaks, Murray responded to these claims by saying that there is “yet more depressing correspondence with my publisher today — it really is getting me down.”

“The publisher has an understandable fear of facing malicious and extremely expensive litigation under British libel laws, which exist to protect the reputations of the wealthy and the powerful,” continued the former ambassador, explaining the issue. “As my entire purpose is to expose unsavory truths about the wealthy and the powerful, I really do not see how we are going to solve this.”

Wikinews also spoke exclusively to Craig Murray on this issue. He made the following comments:

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 

Seventeen people have been arrested overnight in Sydney and Melbourne, in what Police have described as ‘anti-terror’ raids. New South Wales (NSW) and Victorian police conducted the raids, and both police chiefs have said that the action foiled a terrorist plot. New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said that, “we have disrupted what I would regard as the final stages of a terrorist attack or the launch of a terrorist attack in Australia.” The Guardian is reporting that some of those arrested in Sydney are alleged to have been stockpiling chemicals.

Some of those arrested in Melbourne have appeared in court, including Abu Bakr, also known as Abdul Nacer Benbrika. Benbrika was criticised last year for comments he made in support of al-Qaeda.

In NSW, warrants were executed in Lakemba, Belmore, Wiley Park, Greenacre, Illawong, Punchbowl, Hoxton Park, Condell Park, Ingleburn, Belfield, Bankstown and Kemps Creek, resulting in 8 arrests.

A NSW Police spokesman has said that one of the men arrested was shot in the chest by police in Green Valley at about 9am, after firing at police. “One officer was struck, we believe in the hand, and suffered a minor wound,” the spokesman said. “One of the police officers returned fire and the person of interest to police was wounded in the neck.”

It has been reported that the arrests in Sydney, unlike those in Melbourne, do include charges relating to planning and preparation of violent acts. The suspects have not yet appeared in court and the case has been adjourned to Friday.

Mick Keelty, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has said that the seven people arrested in New South Wales will be charged under the anti-terrorism legislation that was rushed through parliament last week. Mr Keelty has said that the details of the allegations against the men should be kept secret.

“An application will be made by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution this afternoon to suppress the details of the allegations,” he said.

Keelty justified the action by arguing that “we give these people a fair opportunity to prepare their defence before the court rather than run the trial in the media.”

In Victoria, warrants were executed in Dallas, Hoppers Crossing, Fawkner, Preston, Haberfield, Coburg, Yarraville, Meadow Heights, Hadfield and Mount Druit, resulting in 9 arrests.

Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon also believes that the raids prevented a terrorist attack, however she stated that the police did not know what form the attack would take, saying “we weren’t exactly sure when nor, more importantly, what they planned to damage or do harm to.” Commissioner Nixon said that they had sufficient evidence to proceed.

Nixon said that the raids were the result of a long-term operation. When queried, she confirmed that the anti-terror legislation rushed through Parliament last week was related to today’s raids. “Some of that is related to that amendment that occurred,” she said. The changes became law just two days ago.

Those arrested will be charged with “a range of offences”, however the exact nature of the charges is yet to be announced. It is not yet clear to what extent the emergency legislative changes rushed through parliament last week are a legal basis for the arrests.

One of those arrested in Melbourne was Abu Bakr, also known as Abdul Nacer Benbrika. He is a dual Algerian and Australian citizen, and was criticised last August when he told ABC Radio that he supported al-Quaeda. At the time he denied being involved in any terrorist activity.

In an interview on the ABC Radio “National Breakfast” program, Rob Stary, a criminal defence lawyer who will be representing those arrested in the Melbourne raids said that, as far as he is aware, the charges all relate to being a member of a proscribed organisation, and none of the Melbourne suspsects had been charged in relation to any planning or preparation offences. At the time of the interview he was not aware which proscribed organisation the charges relate to.

Seven men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, on charges of intentionally being a member of a terrorist organisation and knowing the organisation was a terrorist organisation. The court has heard that Abu Bakr is the “spiritual leader” of the group and the prosecutor alleged that the organisation is directed by Abu Bakr. Speaking of the Melbourne arrests, Prosecutor Richard Maidment QC alleged that the group constituted a “terrorist organisation”. Making reference to the Sydney arrests he said that the Sydney suspects had “gathering chemicals of a kind that were used in the London Underground bombings,” and planned to kill “innocent men and women in Australia.”

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Submitted by: Annie Deakin

It seems like everyone is on the run in today’s day and age, which makes having coffee makers in your home more of a necessity then anything else. You will be allowed to get your daily fix of coffee and inadvertently save money in the process.

There are many different reasons why people enjoy this hot steaming beverage. A lot of people consume coffee to wake up and feel alert throughout their day, while other people consume the drink for the distinct flavor.

It doesn’t matter what you reason for enjoying coffee is, coffee makers make it extremely convenient to enjoy the beverage from your home. Coffee makers are the cheapest route to go in getting yourself the worlds favorite breakfast beverage. You will be able to brew up as many cups as you deem necessary and save yourself the expense of visiting a coffee shop for your dilemma.

A lot of research has shown that when you brew your own coffee from your home you can end up saving yourself close to $1, 000’s or more per year. For some people this figure may not seem like a big difference, however with the world the way it is and having to expect the unexpected every penny counts.

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There are different makers that you can obtain as well. In fact obtaining a coffee maker for your home is cheaper then buying a weeks worth of coffee from a store. Plus, you get to decide the distinct way that you want it to taste, and you get to prepare it the way that you like it.

The great thing about coffee makers, is you don’t have to be a coffee drinker to own one. Some people brew latte’s and their hot teas in the maker as well. It brews the mixtures up fast and you can always rest easy that they are always steaming and hot.

There are both single serve as well as double serve coffee makers. The single serve makers allow you to brew up one cup of coffee at a time. While, the double makers allow you to brew a larger amount so you can drink one cup now or reheat it for another cup later.

Coffee makers have made it extremely easy for people to enjoy coffee wherever they may be. It takes away the extra expense of having to pay for it, and it saves you the time of having to drive to the store to obtain it as well.

Theoretically it makes more sense to fill up a trust thermos everyday with the hot beverage then to buy one single cup throughout the day and end up spend close to $10. 00 per day for the drink.

The truth is people are always going to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee. So, why in the process of still wanting to enjoy your drink there is no shame in saving yourself a little bit of time and extra expense that it would take to get the coffee from some where else.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 

A British serial killer has yesterday entered guilty pleas to all three counts of murder he faced. Stephen Griffiths, 40, who attracted tabloid attention by calling himself the “Crossbow Cannibal”, killed the prostitutes in his flat in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Griffiths, a former van driver with a degree in psychology and studying for a PhD in criminology, was caught when police were alerted to a murder caught on CCTV. A caretaker, reviewing footage from the building where Griffiths’s flat is, saw Suzanne Blamires, 36, and Griffiths enter the flat. Two minutes later, she ran out and he followed, beating her to the ground and shooting her in the head with a crossbow. He raised his crossbow above his head for the CCTV, then dragged the body away. Returning with a drink, he raised the can and one finger to the camera.

Over the course of a weekend, he was seen several times with bin bags and a rucksack. After Griffiths was arrested by armed police on May 24, her dismembered remains were found floating the the River Ayre near Shipley; her head was in a rucksack and it was yesterday revealed a crossbow bolt and broken knife were embedded in it. Robert Smith QC, prosecuting, said she was in 81 pieces.

Smith added that Griffiths confessed to killing her and cutting her up by hand; he had previously used power tools on his victims. Shelley Armitage, 31, had been missing since April when police charged Griffiths; a piece of spine in the River Ayre was later identified as hers. Also found by the river was a suitcase containing knives and saws.

It was yesterday revealed her murder was also on video. Griffiths recorded the act on his mobile, which he then lost on a train. Its finder sold it on twice before police retrieved it, but the footage remained. Armitage is seen hogtied on cushions, the words “My Sex Slave” spray-painted in black on her back. She is also seen dead and naked in his bathtub. “I am Ven Pariah, I am the Bloodbath Artist,” Griffiths said as part of a commentary to the video. “Here’s a model who is assisting me.”

The third murder – that of Susan Rushworth, 43 – dates back to June last year, when she vanished. Although police believe she was killed with a hammer and Griffiths has spoken of the death, no remains were ever found and the only physical evidence was one bloodstain in her killer’s flat. Police found evidence he tried to clean up, with bathroom tiles removed and carpets lifted.

“It was just a slaughterhouse in the bathtub,” he told police at interview. He later confessed to police that “I, or part of me, is responsible for killing Susan Rushworth, Shelley Armitage and Suzanne Blamires, who I know as Amber.” Two crossbows, crossbow bolts, and serial killer literature were seized from his flat.

The day before the final murder, Griffiths wrote on MySpace, using the Ven Pariah pseudonym, he had “finally emerged into the world.” He continued: “What will this pseudo-human do, one wonders. Poor Stephen, pretended to be me, but he was only the wrapping. He knew towards the end, that I supplied the inner core of iron. Hatred Bound Tightly In Flesh. At very long last, the time has come to act out.” He would later tell officers he was having a mental “civil war”.

He told the magistrates’ court on his first appearance his name was “The Crossbow Cannibal.” Yesterday, he was asked at Leeds Crown Court merely to confirm his name, answering “yes”. Each murder charge was read to him, and he answered “guilty” to each. Five security guards flanked him. He has also called himself the SF killer. Although he claimed to have boiled and eaten flesh from the first two victims and eaten the third raw, police could not verify this. The Telegraph says the suspect he invented it to increase his fame, but News Limited quotes Sky News as claiming police believed his cannibalistic claims.

Mr Justice Openshaw, the judge, yesterday called Griffiths “wicked and monstrous.” He told the court the killer’s mental health had been investigated and there is “no question that he [i]s fit to plead.” He gave Griffiths the whole life tariff, meaning he will never be released.

Griffiths has attempted suicide while in prison awaiting trial, and police have not yet established if he killed three more women, as he told officers his count stood at six.

At the time Griffiths was charged, Nicky Blamires, 54, has told the press her daughter Suzanne was a “much-loved” family member even though she “went down the wrong path and did not have the life she was meant to have.” “Nobody deserves this,” she said. “All these girls were human beings and people’s daughters.”

Griffiths was known as “the lizard man” in his block of flats owing to his habit of walking his two pet monitor lizards in the area. One neighbour is reported to have quoted him as saying he was studying for “a PhD in murder and Jack the Ripper,” and he has spent time in a high-security psychiatric hospital.

British media was quick to compare the case to Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the “Yorkshire Ripper”. Sutcliffe was a Bradford killer responsible for thirteen murders and seven attempted murders, including several prostitutes. Since his 1981 conviction he has spent most of the last three decades in Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital near London.