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The City of West Palm Beach, Florida currently restricts all Mobile Food Vendors from operating in a zone they have designated as Downtown (from Palm Beach Lakes Blvd to Okeechobee Blvd and Flagler Dr to Australian Ave).
The City of West Palm Beach also restricts Mobile Food Vendors from operating closer than one block in proximity to each other, without a special event permit. The current cost for a special event permit is, $50 non-refundable application fee and a minimum of $500 per occasion.
The City of West Palm Beach is currently searching for ADDITIONAL regulations to be placed on mobile food vendors. Ideas such as, having all vendors park in a central location for a tourist attraction and restricting proximity to existing businesses are being proposed.
Handong Global University is declared as an "International University." Yet, they put out rules and regulations that give advantages to Korean students and to MK's (missionary kids) or PK's (Pastor kids).
In order to receive an academic scholarship @ this school, foreign students must reach a GPA of 4.5 while other students such as missionary kids and kids from 3rd world countries only need a 2.5 GPA. Furthermore, during the summer and winter breaks, volunteer work to help countries in need are offered. However, favor is only given to students who are Korean or missionary kids which I find to be unfair for our future depends on good deeds we have done during our attendance at the university.
Thirdly, there are not enough English-speaking professors @ this so-called international university and there are no major courses offered during summer or winter breaks so foreigners have to stay longer in order to fulfill their credit requirements.
I say, that if Handong Global University is an "International University" it should live up to its' name, don't you think?
Research shows that skin type and excessive overexposure to UV light, not age, is the significant risk factor for both indoor and outdoor sunbathing in Canada. Professional salons prohibit sunbathing of skin type I clients and provide controlled exposure as part of the professional sunbathing community’s commitment to public protection.
Despite this, several governments across the nation are considering instituting age-based bans on sunbathing – despite research that it is skin type and excessive overexposure – not age which is the primary risk.
If you agree that governments should work to protect all ages through mandatory professional control of UV exposure, restricting skin type I individuals and parental consent, then we would ask that you affix your name to this petition.
We are orchestrating a call-to-action for the Ontario government to stand up and take notice that regulations need to be in place for senior service providers; not just the retirement residences.
Over the last many months the government spent millions of dollars on a campaign around senior abuse, yet they are the ones abusing seniors buy not regulating the care providers. Please see the campaign here
There are hundreds of senior companion services available in just the Greater Toronto Area, but how do any of know who to trust and where to turn? There is no stamp of approval.
Presently world-class leaders of the United States are turning to Canada for our exemplary health care system; however, the U.S. has regulations in place, for many of the states, far more advanced than the Canadians.
Please see some examples of states with regulations:
1) Colorado - http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/
2) Maryland - http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/
3) Illinois - http://www.idph.state.il.us/
4) Nebraska - http://www.publichealthne.org/
5) North Carolina - http://www.ncpha.com/
In response to an undercover article written in the Toronto Star -
Part 1) http://www.thestar.com/article/696940
Part 2) http://www.thestar.com/article/697577
Families, loved ones, and seniors should be educated in all care decisions. The use of a senior care service should not be a sign of defeat, it should be a sign of companionship. People should be educated on their decisions of hiring a staffing agency vs. a private care provider. There should be tips, suggestions and advice given by an accredited source - such as the Ontario government.
This is a petition for abolishing the law in Venice (Italy) that forbids people to feed pigeons in the WHOLE city and if one is caught throwing crumbs to the birds is fined. The Venetian community has also ordered the killing of hundreds of pigeons.
The purpose of this law is to reduce the number of pigeons in order to protect the historical monuments, but to reduce it by letting the pigeons die of starvation or by killing them is cruel and inhuman. The historical monuments could be protected in different ways, e.g. by fixing spines or wires on the buildings that prevent pigeons from perching on them and by cleaning the monuments regularly with water. Pigeons could also be fed with sterilizing medicines so that their number remained under control.
Regarding the common fears that pigeons could be dangerous for public health, expert vets (e.g. Enrico Moriconi, President ASVeP –Onlus – Cultural Veterinary Association for Public Health, Torino and Roberto Nisini, Superior Institute of Public Health, Rome) in their articles published on the internet prove that they pose absolutely no danger for public health.
The law against pigeons is based only on wrong preconceptions and a hatred for the birds which unfortunately is shared by many Italian people.
The target of this petition is to defend animal rights and abolish this harsh law. This law is unfair not only to animals but also to animal lovers who are punished for showing compassion to the birds by feeding them -in other words, for their acts of kindness and love. This is a law against PERSONAL FREEDOM as it does not allow people who love animals to practice their beliefs and express their good feelings towards birds. It is therefore against both ANIMAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS. The purpose of law is to eliminate evil, but instead of serving that purpose, the Venetian law in question incriminates innocent people and causes endless suffering to birds. In Venice there are not many trees and seeds so the birds cannot survive easily without the help of sensitive people.
Pigeons are the tamest and friendliest birds. They offer joy to many people, especially to old lonely people, tourists who feel welcomed by the friendly Venetian birds (which have been a tourist attraction for many years), and children who invite them to eat from their hands. Because of their innocence, pigeons are traditionally associated with peace and spirituality. During the world-wars they were also used for carrying important messages and saved the lives of many people.
These beautiful birds and the sensitive people who care for animals (which are weak and defenseless) deserve our help and support. This harsh law that is against animal and human rights should be abolished.
Proper discussion has not been initiated with the town board, town residents, and BOCC, Road & bridge and county manager and forward motion has begun.
The economic feasibility of this HSS site is not fully researched as the BOCC does not know where the trash will be hauled. Depending on this answer, other sites (specifically Kremmling landfill and Fraser Road and Bridge shop could be more feasible).
There are no regulations in place to insure the community's safety. There are no regulations in place should any regulations be violated with the potential for hazardous health and environmental impacts.
We have been unfairly isolated from the planning process with the above departments. The people of this county should have been involved in this important decision effecting all of our lives.
There are documented examples of other communities transfer stations who do not adhere to maintenance of the facility.
Increased carbon footprint due to truck traffic mileage when traveling large distances to and from Hot Sulphur Springs.
This proposal is in direct conflict with the Grand County Master Plan with the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs on issues of preserving agricultural and ranching views on the east end of the town, and joint development with the county within a three mile area of the town.
There will potentially be a negative impact to the water quality due to the close proximity of the waste transfer station to the Colorado River and the source for the Hot Sulphur Springs municipal water plant.
Negative impact on National Scenic Byway, one of few in the state and country
Negative impact to our community is documented in other communities fights against transfer station. They include, visual, odor, noise, traffic, and ground water issues as listed below:
Truck traffic including leachate and trash escaping from trucks, heavy truck traffic, road infrastructure and damage, and increased noise
Noise pollution with large trucks, the trucks dropping loads that may still be encased in steel dumpsters onto concrete tipping floors which can cause adverse vibration in nearby structures.
Odors escaping from open facility doors and unclean trucks
Falling property values and disease spreading due to external vectors such as bugs, birds, mice, and other vermin
Cumulative impacts on public health and quality of life from noxious odors, water quality contamination, increased external vectors, dust, and truck exhaust
Increased fire hazard involved in storage and transfer of materials
Litter and the resulting reduction of property values from improperly sealed trucks, improperly stored garbage, and from wind when doors are open
Property values will decrease due to above issues
The Executive Board of the Villas at Five Ponds Community Association has enacted several rules that have been divisive in our community. For example: "Outdoor Holiday Lighting and Decorations" and "Facilities Rental" rules.
The Executive Board is inconsistent in calling for a vote on rules they plan to enact. For example, the Board called for a vote whether to drop plans for a security gate/"arm" at the entrance; and, whether to allow awnings (and what type). When a petition was duly signed requesting that bird feeders be responsibly allowed, the Board unilaterally overruled the petition that was signed by many VFP members. And when there was an outcry over the restrictions placed on outdoor holiday decorations, Board president Rick Rodgers first implied that the rule was repealed, and then the next week said that the rule was back in force and would be reconsidered "next year."
While we believe that it is among the power and the duties of the Executive Board to recommend to the members of the Association reasonable Rules and Regulations, we believe that these Rules and Regulations proposed must be put to a vote by secret ballot and that the decision to make operating Rules and Regulations should be adopted via a Resolution that reflects the true majority of the responses received by secret ballot.
The United States Department of Defense, currently have rules and regulations that are discriminatory in nature towards "Honorably Discharged American Disabled Veterans".
The discrimination which is referred to, is a matter of exclusion and can be located in manual; DoD 4515.13-R, Air Transportation Eligibility, Chapter C2.2. "Eligible Passengers"; originally written in November 1994 and subsequently changed; Change 3, on April 9, 1998.
Be it known that WE THE PEOPLE as Legal Voting Citizens of a Sovereign United States of America, fully oppose any statute, rule, law, judgment, and act that is inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States of America.
May 18, 2006
The 59th World Health Assembly (WHA) is scheduled to take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from May 22-27, 2006.
In the renewed outbreak of the avian flu in Indonesia and Laos, the Assembly will discuss several draft resolutions recommended by the Executive Board.
These include the strengthening pandemic-influenza preparedness and response, the application of the International Health Regulations 2005 and whether or not to let Taiwan become an observer.
For the past nine consecutive years in the WHA, the annual meeting of the World Health Organization's (WHO) 192 member states has denied Taiwan bowing to China's obstructions.
The exclusion of Taiwan violates the principles and spirit of the UN Charter, in particular the fundamental principle of universality, and of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
To uphold the basic human rights of the 23 million people in Taiwan and to achieve global diseases prevention and to uphold the goal of the WHO on the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health, Taiwan should not be denied in WHA.
This year on May 15, 2006 with ensuring optimal national and global health Security in mind, Taiwan have voluntary declared its early compliance with all the Provisions of the IHR (2005).
Please kindly support Taiwan to be an observer in the World Health Assembly (WHA) -- the highest decision-making body of the WHO.
Let Taiwan be an observer and participate in the WHO's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, a "one-stop shop" of global resources to help manage public health emergencies of international concern, and a key tool to help support the International Health Regulations.
Your gracious support will be highly valued by the 23 million people in Taiwan.
March 20, 2006
Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee Victorian Electronic Democracy, Final Report, May 2005.
The challenge and the opportunity provided by electronic democracy are providing the means by which the citizens can more fully participate in the decisions which affect their lives.
The key issue when evaluating the role of digital technologies for Democracy is how much Governments and Civil Society can learn to use the opportunities provided by the new channels of information and communication to promote and strengthen the core representative institutions connecting citizens and the state.
I believe that the subcommittee's recommendations, if adopted, will make significant improvement to the Democratic process in Victoria, enhancing the opportunities for the civic participation from the Victorian community and improving the policy making processes of the Government and the Parliament.
INTERACTING WITH PARLIAMENT
Recommendation 80. The parliament of Victoria should introduce an online petitions facility (on a trial basis), subject to ongoing evaluationas to the benefits offered to Victorians.
The Victorian online petition system should include a moderated discussion facility, similiar to that provided by the Scottish Parliament.
Recommendation 81. The Parliamentary Template for paper petitions should be amended to allow for optional collection of email addresses or other electronic means of communication, in order to allow the petitioner to receive information about the status and tabling of their petition from the parliament.
Queensland already accepts online petitions as legally presented petitions, therefore we humbly request that the rest of the Australian legislative assemblies and the federal parliment make electronic petitioning legal.
Democrats in the United States congress defeated a bill that would immunize bloggers from federal campaign regulations.
What does this mean?
The internet is a powerful communications tool, and one of the last truely free medians to express yourself. Many have chosen to U.S. blogs to voice their views on politics, and other issues concerncing society and government.
Without recognizing that blogs are free speech, and thus are protected by the 1st amendment, we are jeopardizing everything freedom and America stands for. Bloggers could be fined and arrested simply for voicing their opinion.
Alden Junior Football and Cheerleading has been operting for 35 years. This organization benfits the youth in our community by teaching and nuturing youth sports.
We are asking for assistance in making our present playing location in the Alden Town Park meet the OATKA League regulations.
The majority of orphaned baby animals the Ottawa Carleton Wildlife Centre (OCWC) receives for care come in alone or in pairs. For successful socialization and reintroduction to the wild, they are put in normal family-size groups of four to five animals. They spend many weeks together or, in the case of some species, many months, and are released together at carefully selected foster volunteer sites that have all the natural features necessary for their survival.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources regulations now demand that each animal be separated from its group and released back to within one kilometer from where it came.
OCWC will not be party to what we know are inhumane and irresponsible release regulations. Separating animals that have bonded as a unit and taking a single terrified animal back to almost-always inappropriate sites where they are not wanted and where there is no interim care, means animals will have no chance of survival.
If the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is to remain open to help wildlife, this regulation must be changed.
Please protect our wildlife and ensure the future of OCWC and other rehab centres in Ontario by reading and signing the Petition.