Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’

Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’

Monday, November 26, 2007

In the 18 months since Andrea Muizelaar was crowned winner of the reality TV series Canada’s Next Top Model, her life has been a complete whirlwind. From working in a dollar store in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, to modeling haute couture in Toronto, she had reached her dream of becoming a true Top Model.

But at what cost? Unknown to casual television viewers, Muizelaar had been enveloped in the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, which inevitably became too much for her to bear. She gave up modeling and moved back to Whitby, where she sought treatment for her disorder, re-entered college, and now works at a bank. Where is she now? Happy and healthy, she says.

Recently Andrea Muizelaar sat down with Wikinews reporter Mike Halterman in a candid interview that stretched to nearly two hours, as she told all about her hopes and aspirations, her battle with anorexia, and just what really happened on Canada’s Next Top Model.


  • 1 Andrea’s beginnings
  • 2 Andrea on her road to modeling, and America’s Next Top Model
  • 3 Experience on Canada’s Next Top Model
  • 4 The message she wrote to her fans on her facebook group
  • 5 Her brief modeling career
  • 6 “Happy and healthy”
  • 7 Source
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Nigerian troops allegedly burned down slums after soldier’s killing

Nigerian troops allegedly burned down slums after soldier’s killing

Friday, August 25, 2006

Residents in the city of Port Harcourt said that Nigerian troops burnt down hundreds of slum dwellings, allegedly as reprisal after an Army sergeant was killed in Thursday’s abduction of oil workers in the area.

Residents told news agencies that troops poured petrol over slum houses located near a compound belonging to Saipem, a subsidiary of Italian oil company Eni, and set them alight. The fires have reportedly destroyed hundreds of homes and shops and hundreds of people are said to have fled from the area. On Friday, people returning to the area and onlookers were chased away by soldiers.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Army Brigadier General Samuel Salihu denied that Nigerian troops were responsible for the arson. He said that militants active in the area had set the fires, wearing Army camouflage.

On Thursday, oil workers were kidnapped from a bar near the slums by armed men who shot dead an Army soldier guarding the workers, and injured another soldier. Nigerian military sources said at least two foreign oil workers were missing, one of them, Italian. The Italian foreign ministry, though, said that three foreigners were missing.

The oil-rich Niger Delta region has witnessed a spate of kidnappings recently. Nineteen people were held captive in eight separate abductions this month. All but three of them have been released since, some after the state government and the oil companies paid a ransom.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), a militant group which has taken hostages and attacked oil facilities, but says it does not kidnap for ransom, said in a statement that it the state government has encouraged such abductions by paying ransoms.

Last week, as part of a tougher line adopted by the Nigerian government, President Obasanjo sent in the Army, with orders to use “force for force” against militants in the region. Over 160 people were taken into custody in a two day crackdown, including over 100 from a nearby slum, but most have been released since then.

The BBC’s Alex Last reports that local leaders and oil companies are concerned that this new tough policy will increase tensions in the region.

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Aug 16

How To Change The Front Disc Brakes Of A Toyota Highlander

By Tom Blackman

Toyota cars are all made from high quality parts, but there are times when you need to change the parts of a car no matter what brand of car you have. This is important to maintain the performance of your car and to prevent further damage of the car in the near future. The front disc brakes are one of the most important parts of a car. As a car owner you need to observe if this part needs a replacement. If that is the case, here are several useful steps to help you change your front disc break.

First, you need to park the car on a flat surface. You need to place the parking brake on before starting. Also find wood wedges and place it behind the wheels to prevent the car from moving. This is important to ensure that the car will not make any unnecessary movement while replacing Toyota highlander parts such as the front disc brake. After placing your car in a safe position, you need to drain out the fluid from the master cylinder reservoir using a syringe. You have to drain at least 2/3 of the fluid from the master cylinder. If the level of the fluid inside the master cylinder is less halfway full, there is no need to drain the fluid.

Using a jack, you need to lift up the font of the vehicle and secure it using a jack stand. A jack is important to be able to remove the wheels safely. From the caliper you need to disengage the brake line hose. To prevent losing additional fluid, plug the end of the hose. With the use of an open ended wrench, clasp the caliper slide pins. Then, remove the mounting bolts.

You will then want to raise the caliper and take it out of the mounting. By using a mechanical wire, suspend it from the frame. After that, remove the anti sequel shims, pads and the wear indicator right from the inner pad.

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Do not forget to grease the caliper slides by using lithium grease or other similar products. You need to use a disc brake grease on the anti sequel shims. Then, install the shims and pads.

Install all the bolts and make sure to tighten the bolts. Make use of a torque wrench and torque the bolts to 25 pounds. Reconnect all the necessary parts such as the brake line hose and the negative battery cable on the battery. Add some brake fluid then carefully lower your car with the jack. Start the car and pump the brake pedal for 3 to 4 times to be able to seat the brake pad.

Test drive your Toyota highlander at a moderate speed in order to make sure that the procedure has been performed correctly. Once you are sure that the brakes are working correctly, you have finished the job and drive as normal.

Make sure that if you have any problems, you consult a certified mechanic that can help you through the process.

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Aug 16

Golfer Tiger Woods injured in car crash

Golfer Tiger Woods injured in car crash

Friday, November 27, 2009

American golfer Tiger Woods has been injured in a car crash near his home in Orlando, Florida. Woods was reported to have been leaving his home around 2:30 a.m. (EST) in his 2009 Cadillac Escalade, when he collided with a fire hydrant and a tree down the street.

Woods was taken to Health Central Hospital, and treated for facial lacerations. Early reports described his injuries as “serious”, but he was released from a local hospital a short time later, and his publicist, Mark Steinberg, has since described the accident as “minor”. There are also reports that the car’s airbags did not deploy, which suggest a low speed collision. Windemere Mayor Gary Bruhn told CNN, “I think it’s nothing more than an accident.”

Police say alcohol did not play a role in the accident. An investigation is ongoing and reports say that charges could be filed against Woods.

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Aug 16

2008 AutoTronics Taipei: Participants from IT industry to participate COMPUTEX uncertainly

2008 AutoTronics Taipei: Participants from IT industry to participate COMPUTEX uncertainly

Friday, April 11, 2008

Since the AutoTronics Taipei was held from 2006, companies from electronic and automobile-related industries steadily made their stages and a good complementary in this trade show.

Before the first holding in 2006, because of the establishment of Car Electronics Pavilion in 2005 TAITRONICS Autumn (Taipei International Electronic Autumn Show), it (the pavilion) ever became a hot topic in these 2 industries. And eventually, Yulon Group recruited their sub-companies grouping their own pavilion to showcase automobile parts, accessories, and applications.

Currently, automobile navigation, mobile entertainment, and road safety, were included in modern automotive devices. But in a keynote speech of TARC Pavilion, Jamie Hsu (Consultant of Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of the China) pointed out several threats and opportunities on the automotive industry, his words also echoed a notable quote by Yi-cheng Liu (Chairman of Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association): “The automobile industry shouldn’t be monopolized by a company or its own industry. If this industry want to be grown up, it [the industry] should do more optimizations and transformations with the other related industries like IT and electronic.”

Although some participants like Renesas, Fujitsu, MiTAC, TomTom NV, and Agilent ever participated in Taipei IT Month, CeBIT, or Computex Taipei, but there were varied comments for participation on Computex 2008.

Computex 2008 will do a significant growth, of course. But we [Aglient] still consider to cooperate with Intel in a forum rather than showcasing in Computex.
We [the MiTAC Group] will appoint different sub-companies to participate in different trade shows by different industries. That’s why we showcase the same products in different shows by different sub-companies.

Renesas Technology, a participant of Computex 2007, won’t showcase in Computex 2008, but Fujitsu and TomTom both declared to participate in the 2008 Taipei IT Month.

Generally in the automobile industry, progressively conformed by the other industries, its success should depend on collaborations between different and similar industries because “not any company can do any monopoly in any industry” even though the automobile industry will become a “trillion industry” not only in Taiwan.

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Aug 06

Exactly What To Order From The Seattle Best Beer And Also Pizza Home}

Submitted by: Oma Feth

Right here are some of the usual recipes that you may manage to find on a menu from a Beer and also Pizza House in the Northlake area of Seattle.

Before you go eat your main dish, you can pick from the various appetisers initially. One of the most prominent are poultry nibblers, which are generally fried chick strips that is joined a yummy dip that complements the preference of the chick. You can additionally bite on some garlic cheese bread as well as Italian sausages.

You may wish to get some mixed greens from the dining establishment. There are different tossed salad that you could choose from the menu and also it consists of antipasto, chicken, or dinner salads. The antipasto tossed salad is typically helpful for 2 to 4 individuals. It has the best veggie, olives, salami and also cheese as well as a generous amount of Italian dressing. The poultry salad, which dishes out to 4 people, contains barbequed poultry bust, tomatoes, cheese and also olives. You can pick the type of dressing you would like to include in this meal. As for the Dinner Salad, a solo recipe, will have some environment-friendlies, mozzarella cheese, eco-friendly pepper, olives, tomatoes and salami.

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If you wish to eat a heavy meal for lunch time, you can select a chicken sandwich, which is commonly served with your choice or side dish, such as potato salad, eco-friendly tossed salad or a cup of soup. You may likewise order a luncheon poultry. It is a solo dish that contains grilled chicken, tomatoes, olives and also Parmesan cheese. It would excel to purchase a burger for lunch time. It will certainly be offered to you with potato salad or a cup of soup. You could request for an added cheese for your burger too.

What you should not miss out on getting in a beer and pizza home is the very celebrity of the place, which is the pizza, naturally! Essentially, these pizzas have a charitable amount of mozzarella cheese, topped with healthy oregano and actual Romano cheese. This is normally the basic pizza you’ll see in the location. Nevertheless, if you would like to taste additional of the pizza tastes, you can constantly order them.

Most pizza areas enable their clients to produce their own flavors. They could choose the type of garnishes they intend to add right into their pizza. Sometimes, the areas will have their specialty tastes. The clients could prefer to order them also.

These were merely a few of the many meals that you could order right from the Seattle Best Beer and Pizza House. The next time you eat in comparable places, you will know just what meals to order. If you don’t would like to invest so much time deciding which meals to consume in the dining establishment, you could consistently check place over the web as well as look in advance for possible dishes you can buy before you really see it to consume.

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Aug 06

UEFA Euro 2016, day 8: Italy-Sweden, Czech Republic-Croatia, Spain-Turkey

UEFA Euro 2016, day 8: Italy-Sweden, Czech Republic-Croatia, Spain-Turkey

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Yesterday in UEFA Euro 2016, Italy defeated Sweden 1–0 and assured their advancement to the knock-out stage. Croatia vs Czech Republic resulted in a 2–2 draw and Spain defeated Turkey 3–0 as Álvaro Morata scored twice. Spectators from the Croatian end threw flares before the final whistle.

Italy faced Sweden in the first match of the day. Sweden led in terms of ball possession but, in the 88th minute, Éder scored for Italy. Italian captain Gianluigi Buffon was yellow carded in injury time as he delayed a goal-kick. Italy numerically assured their advancement to the knock-out stage by winning this game.

Croatia were 1–0 up at half time as Ivan Periši? scored in the 37th minute. FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakiti? scored a second goal for Croatia chipping the ball over Petr ?ech just before the one hour mark. Later, Milan Škoda scored from a header in the 76th minute for the Czechs. The match seemed to being inching towards a 2–1 victory for Croatia but Czech Republic won a penalty and Tomáš Necid equalised late in the match, having replaced Jaroslav Plašil.

In the 86th minute, spectators threw flares on the ground and delayed the game by five minutes. A hearing is scheduled to take place today.

Later, Davor Šuker, president of the Croatian Football Federation, said, “We will seek the help of the French police [to investigate] […] Something is rotten in our country, and this […] deserves zero tolerance.” ((hr)) Croatian language: Tražit ?emo od francuske policije pomo? našem sudstvu, da se vidi tko baca baklje […] Nešto je trulo kod nas, a ovo ostalo zaslužuje nultu toleranciju.

Turkish captain Arda Turan faced his FC Barcelona teammate Andrés Iniesta as Turkey took on Spain. Spanish captain Sergio Ramos was booked in the opening moments of the game. Just after the half-hour mark, Nolito assisted Álvaro Morata, who scored a header. Three minutes later, Nolito scored the second goal of the match. Three minutes after half time, Morata scored from Jordi Alba’s pass.

Spain won the game 3–0 and qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase.

David de Gea maintained a clean sheet for his first five international appearances and set a new world record breaking the previous record of Gordon Banks.

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Aug 06

Munnar Tour Packages For Everyone}

Munnar Tour Packages for Everyone


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You can find Munnar Tour packages for just about everyone. If you can get a good airfare to Southern India then get to one of the Munnar resorts using Munnar Tour packages you will find you can enjoy a wonderful vacation in the tourist area of Munnar located in the south of India in the Idduki district of Kerala. You can also enjoy good food at any of the resorts in the Munnar area. They serve a variation of North Indian foods and Southern Indian foods which is often vegetarian in nature but often in the southern Indian cooking it will include fish due to the many rivers in the area. They are typical Indian food from the various regions of Southern India like Bihari or Punjabi and you will see tandoor and Naan, rice and curries and there is more emphasis on rice and the cooking is spicier. The Northern regions don’t vary that much but you see Tawa cooked foods which is a flat grill. They tend to use more dairy and tomatoes.

Besides eating good Indian food whether from the North or South, you can go trekking amongst the hills and encounter craggy rocks along your trail. Or watch birds or visit one of the tea estates located in the Hill Station area high up in the mountains. Elevations in the Munnar tourist area go up to approximately 8500 feet in elevation. The early European Colonists established Hill Stations so they could escape the summer heat by going to settlements in these Hill Stations.

As far as the weather goes, you can choose Munnar Tour packages for just about any season. If you go in the months from November to June you can see many birds that are migrating at that time. You could visit the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary with a guide as there are no vehicles allowed. You may see the fairy bluebird or a serpent eagle. This sanctuary is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

You can visit the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate which is located about ninety minutes from the Munnar tourist area. It has a peak that is 7,130 feet in elevation plus rugged mountains in the area. There are regular buses that make the trip from the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate to Munnar. Much closer is Pothamadu where you can go by tea, coffee and cardamom plantations.

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Aug 05

Terence Tao inches closer to the resolution of the Navier–Stokes problem

Terence Tao inches closer to the resolution of the Navier–Stokes problem

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Professor Terence Tao of the University of California, Los Angeles has published a new paper which makes progress towards the resolution of the questions of existence and regularity of the Navier–Stokes equations. Indeed, he proved that some tools which enabled him to deduce a finite-time blowup for a simplified version of the Euler equations (which are a form of the Navier–Stokes equations applicable when there is no (or close to no) viscosity) may also be applied to cases of a natural generalisation of the Euler equations to certain manifolds.

The article of Prof. Tao is one of a series of articles by him on the subject of PDEs related to fluid dynamics.

Solutions or even approximate solutions to the Navier–Stokes equations can, to a certain extent, predict the behaviour of a fluid.


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Aug 05

Scottish Midlothian car crash kills three

Scottish Midlothian car crash kills three

Monday, December 24, 2012

Two cars have been involved in a road traffic accident in the Scottish Lothian and Borders region, causing three fatalities and sending three to hospital. The incident occurred on the A68 road approximately 1.5 miles south of the Midlothian village of Pathhead when a Škoda Octavia and a Nissan Note travelling in opposite directions collided at approximately 0730 UTC today.

The Nissan, which was carrying five occupants, overturned and came to rest on its roof. Three male Buddhist monks who sat in the back of the car died at the site of the crash. The female driver of the vehicle managed to get out of the vehicle herself but another male passenger in the front of the car had to be cut free by fire service members. The two front-seat passengers as well as the male driver of the Škoda were hospitalised at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, although none of their injuries are considered likely to be fatal.

“This is a tragic incident,” Inspector Simon Bradshaw of Lothian and Borders Police said, “and we are currently in the process of carrying out inquiries in order to establish the full circumstances of the collision.” The A68 road close to the location of the accident was temporarily closed to allow police to investigate the incident, with traffic redirected to the B6370 road via the town of Gorebridge. The road has since reopened.

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