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March 31, 2014

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Man Survives Months at Sea A fisherman from El Salvador who says he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived home Tuesday night and was barely able to speak, sobbing as dozens of curiosity-seekers craned for a glimpse of the famous castaway. Jorge Salvador Alvarenga, 36, told officials he washed ashore in the Marshall Islands at the end of January and said he survived the ordeal by drinking turtle blood and catching fish and birds with his bare hands. “I can’t find any words to say,” an emotional Alvarenga said on landing at the airport in the capital, San Salvador, where he was reunited with family before being taken to a local hospital in a wheelchair for further tests. While the exact dates remain unclear, Alvarenga is believed to have set sail on a sharkfishing trip from southern Mexico in late December 2012, before being blown out to sea, drifting for months and washing up some 10,000 km (6,200 miles) away

in the Marshall Islands. He was found in a disoriented state on a remote coral atoll in his 7.3-meter (22-foot) fiberglass boat. “Due to his frail health, it’s necessary that he receive the appropriate medical attention,” El Salvador’s foreign minister, Jaime Miranda, told reporters at the airport. Alvarenga, who has been a fisherman for 15 years, previously said he set sail with another fisherman who died weeks into their ordeal. “We’re struck by the extraordinary nature of the case, how long he spent at sea, and we’re surprised that he’s alive,” said Brenda Dominguez, 25, who arrived at the airport to say goodbye to her in-laws in hopes she might see the famous castaway. In 2006, three Mexican fishermen picked up by a Taiwanese tuna trawler near the islands said they had spent nearly nine months at sea after drifting across the Pacific in a flimsy fishing boat. Writing by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Simon Gardner & Ken Wills

Dinosaurs: Asking five year olds about dinosaurs: Are there any dinosaurs today? “No they died because of a meteor. It was really sad.” “They do live but they don’t like snow much but they’ll come back here in the summer ‘cuz they like grass and stuff”. “They’re all hiding right now in the forest till spring with the rabbits”. “They all died a long, long time ago, They are stinked” ( as she waves her hand in front of her nose) “They are just not here anymore. They just ran away”. “They’ll come back when we all die and the creatures come alive again”.

Do happier people live longer? A vast scientific literature has detailed how negative emotions harm the body. Serious, sustained stress, anger, and fear can alter biological systems in a way that over time adds up to “wear and tear”—and, eventually, illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Research shows that laughter does indeed improve our health and well-being. If you can laugh when you are stressed, anxious, worried, and even if you are ill, you can feel better sooner. So come on folks, lighten up and yuk it up ... it’s good for us!

Q: What does a nosey pepper do? A: Gets jalapeno business! Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta

Arts Without Borders Festival is preparing for their annual Fine Arts Show. Early Bird Deadline is April 15 and Final Entry Deadline is April 30. There are four competitions and they include the Juried Show, Youth Show, Photography Show, and Novice/Hobby Show. The Fine Arts Show will be on display June 5 to 21 at Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre. If you enter your artwork or photography, you have an opportunity to have your artwork on display during the Festival as well as having an opportunity to receiving one of the following a cash awards: 1. Best of Show Award - $1,000 2. People’s Choice Award - $500 3. Avalon Emerging Artist Award - $250 There are several categories within each competition. For example, in the Youth Show, the categories include: Colour Photography B&W Photography Animae Gothic Tattoo Designs Fantasy Cartoons Mechanical (robots, gears, cars) Cropped/Limited Perspective Landscapes/Seascapes Pottery Portraits/Figurative Stained Glass Still Life Floral/Botanical Sculpture/Clay Work Wildlife/Animal Western/Equestrian Carving (all medium types) Folk Art Contemporary/Alternative Woodworking Presentation of category awards and cash awards will be made on June 19, 2014 (Thursday) at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts held at Vic Juba Community Theatre. For more information, visit or pick up a form at Vic Juba Community Theatre.

APRIL FOOLS PRANKS * Borrow someone’s cell phone and change the language setting to a foreign language. * Change the language for Google on someone’s computer. * Change the coffee in the office coffee maker to decaf. * Swap the signs on the men’s and ladies’ rest rooms. * Hide scented air fresheners all over someone’s office. * Add food coloring to milk that comes in a cardboard container. * Add food coloring to the windshield washer fluid of someone’s car. * Switch around random keys on someone’s keyboard who isn’t a very good typist. * Switch the Push and Pull signs on a set of doors. * Hide food in a trash can and when someone comes by grab some and eat it. * Replace Oreo cream-filling with toothpaste and offer one to someone. * Bring multiple sets of clothes to work, change every hour, and act like nothing’s different. * Cup some water in your hand and pretend to sneeze on the back of someone’s head. * Take something from someone’s office and leave them a ransom note. * Add several odd appointments with alarms set to go off during the day to a co-worker’s Outlook calendar. * Hide all of the desktop icons on someone’s computer and replace the monitor’s wallpaper with a screen-shot of their desktop. * Put a “Please Use Other Door” sign on the entrance to your office building if it only has one entrance. * Put a balloon on the tailpipe of a someone’s car so it will pop when they start their car. * Fill someone’s hair-dryer with baby powder.

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Actors Who Risked Their Health For Movie Roles Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman both lost 20lbs for their roles as ballerinas in “Black Swan.” To achieve the weight loss and prepare for their roles in the movie, they trained seven days a week for four months straight. To play his role in “The Machinist,” Christian Bale lost 63lbs. This 6 foot tall actor went from weighing around 185lbs to around 122lbs. He then bulked up 100lbs in only 5 months for his role in Batman Begins. This extreme weight loss and gain put stress on his body and heart. To play Thomas Levy in “Marathon Man,” Hoffman deprived himself of sleep for two days before filming. He was so out of it that fellow cast mate Laurence Olivier said, “Why don’t you try acting? It’s much easier.” To play an older version of his character in one scene of “Raging Bull,” De Niro gained 60lbs. The weight made it difficult for him to breathe and he apparently even struggled to tie his shoe laces. Matthew McConaughey lost his weight for the Dallas Buyers Club movie as healthy a way as I found possible. “I met with a nutritionist. I gave myself four months to lose the weight. I had my programmed meals, lost 3.5lb a week - like clockwork - and got down to my desired weight, which turned out to be 47lb lighter.”

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in his 1994 Inaugural Address said as follows: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

1) The unit of information that controls a trait is known as what? a) Quark b) Gene c) Atom d) Molecule

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2) What does the medical specialty of nosology deal with? a) Holistic medicine b) Artificial limbs c) Disease classification d) Plastic surgery

6) All elements are made up of: a) Compounds b) Atoms c) Ions d) Anions

4) Which equation exemplifies the Second Law of Motion? a) F=MxA b) E=MC^2 c) A^2+B^2=C^2 d) M=WxA

8) Which scientist said, ‘If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants’? a) Albert Einstein b) Robert Oppenheimer c) Isaac Newton d) Albert Schweitzer

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7) What is considered to be an acceptable level of total cholesterol? a) Less than 200 mg/dl b) Less than 100 mg/dl c) Less than 300 mg/dl d) Less than 500 mg/dl




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Highlights from the March 24, 2014, regular City Council meeting • Mayor Rob Saunders proclaimed the week of April 6 to 12 as National Volunteer Week 2014 in Lloydminster. The proclamation was made to honour and thank those individuals in our community who share their time, energy, knowledge and abilities through volunteerism. Mayor Saunders was joined by volunteers from the Vic Juba Community Theatre. • During the public presentation portion of the City Council meeting, Mr. J. Van Cleemput made a presentation to City Council, sharing his concerns regarding the application and enforcement of City bylaws.


• Christine Couture, Assistant Deputy Minister of Alberta Health, presented the progress, accomplishments and next steps of the Lloydminster Bi-Provincial Health Services Working Group to City Council. The group was formed one year ago to help address the health service delivery challenges in the Lloydminster area. Work on three main deliverables is nearing completion for the group: an integrated health services plan, a renewed health services agreement between Alberta Health Services and Prairie North Regional Health Authority, and an updated memorandum of understanding between Alberta and Saskatchewan. In spring 2014, both ministers of health will come together in Lloydminster to present the three main deliverables to the community.

• Bylaw 09-2014-Lloydminster Planning District Development Plan Amendment did not receive second and third reading. During the public hearing, one written submission was provided in support of the bylaw and two submissions were presented in opposition to the bylaw, including a by Glenn Forty. Natasha Armstrong, Supervisor of Community Planning, spoke during presentation the public hearing on behalf of City administration as well. “It is administrations’ opinion that based on recent landowner concerns and the original Plan of Preliminary Design Concept that Bylaw 09-2014 not receive second reading during the Council Meeting on March 24, 2014,” said Armstrong. Like City of “Administration would like to review and address the landowner concerns with the Lloydminster Lloydminster on Planning District Commission prior to Council reading the bylaw for a second time.” • The City of Lloydminster will continue to work towards establishing a formal services agreement with the Lloydminster Rescue Squad. City Council approved an extension of time to June 9, 2014 for City administration to complete the following: o Work with the Lloydminster Rescue Squad to prepare a written agreement outlining the services that the squad will provide to Lloydminster, for City Council approval; o Work with the squad to identify costs for repair of the current location and bring a Follow @cityoflloyd recommendation to City Council; and o Work with the RM of Wilton, RM of Britannia and the County of Vermilion River when on Twitter developing the services agreement and potential cost sharing initiatives. • Lloydminster City Council awarded the Highway 17 Couplet Phase 1A – 2014 Water and Storm Sewer Upgrades project to Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. Construction is tentatively scheduled to commence in June 2014. The entire Highway 17 Couplet Project will be completed in two phases – 1A Underground Work and 1B Road Works – over the course of approximately three years, pending the availability of funds and City Council approval. Once complete, the overall Highway 17 Couplet will consist of one-way transportation routes on 50 Avenue (southbound) and 49 Avenue (northbound), transitioning at 42 Street and 57 Street. Highway 17 Couplet Phase 1A includes water and storm sewer upgrades that will increase capacity and provide relief to the current system, among other projects.

The regular City City The next regular Council Council meeting meeting is • Chris Brown and Jackie Fowler were appointed as members at large for the Vic Juba Community Theatre Operations Board for the term of March 24, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2015. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Monday, April 14 1:30 p.m.ininCouncil Council For city council minutes and agenda, visit 1:30pm and click on ‘Government.’ Chamber. Chamber.

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