Increase Diesel Performance Using Diesel Performance Chips

Increase Diesel Performance Using Diesel Performance Chips


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Diesel performance chips and automobile performance chips take benefits of all the tricks of the traditional tuners. Their mission is to remap the engine’s system in order give you additional horsepower and torque. Top quality diesel performance chips to optimize the fuel-air mixture and spark map inside the engine for extra power. After configuring a diesel performance chip, fuel use remains low and emissions are clear, but the engine is running at full capacity.

If you feel that you need most out of your vehicle, you must install one of these chips is to unleash all the features of your engine. Most chips are emissions legal, fully justified and do not affect the durability of the diesel engine. Today diesel performance chips are one of the most popular and effective diesel performance modifications available. This kind of modification can be installed quickly by your trusted mechanic and the best thing about it is its affordability and low cost. Most of the mechanics who know about diesel engines and how they operate, can easily install this chip.

Performance of the chip consists of chips, modules and programmers. They all have the same basic goal, although they will all change in the filling a little differently and have a range of security features. Typically, for an old school driver, with almost any diesel chip about three to four increases in MPG can be achieved. You can ask your mechanic for advice on what performance chip is best fitted to your car.

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Explosions target ethnic Albanians in Croatia

Thursday, February 21, 2008 

Pula, Croatia – Blasts destroyed two vans owned by ethnic Albanian shop owners at two different locations in Pula, a city in the Croatian region of Istria. There were no injuries in the explosions and there was no responsibility attributed.

Relatives of the shop owners attributed the explosions to the present situation regarding the declaration of independence of Kosovo. There are some 2,000 ethnic Albanians in Istria.

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Lehenga Style Sarees Express Trend Changes

Submitted by: Sanjeev Heini Gogna

Changing trends have always been welcomed by people with open arms. In fact, the idea of trying something new has given birth to this cycle. Fashion in terms of Indian traditional dresses have managed to delve deep into the hearts of people and filled a sort of affection for itself. In this category, sarees have been quite talked about because of its vivacity and elegance. This conventional dress form has managed to evolve international market also as it tends to showcase the grace of Indian women and has the power to dress a foreigner lady also in style. Just remember Pamela Anderson dressing up in white saree at Big Boss Season 4, and was looking really ravishing in this Indian outfit.

Keeping in demand with the ongoing trends, lehenga style sarees are getting quite popular. This type of saree is considered to the most stylish one to flaunt the wearer s figure. In fact, they are well known for displaying royal essence coupled with traditional ethnicity. After all, women have the right to exhibit the best dresses in the world and nothing seems to beat the saree. This type of saree is present in the market in different shades with exotic class embroidery. Some of these have heavy embroidery that is meant especially for bride or bride s closest ones, like sister.

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What makes lehenga style sarees appreciative is the kind of draping them. Though, everything else is same like wearing a normal saree; but, it does not have pleats. Rather the front part is draped like a lehenga skirt that has designer embroidery in the front. The beauty of these sarees lies in the fact that their pallu can be taken in different ways and the blouse is generally heavily embroidered like that of a lehenga choli. Well, such dress piece is liked by all sorts of women for their sheer classiness and magnificence.

The Lehenga style sarees combine the real appeal of a saree with the brilliance of Lehanga and thus it is a perfect outfit for women who want to look conventional as well as modern. Fashion conscious women prefer to choose Lehanga Sarees over regular sarees mainly because of its comfort, convenience, creativity and greatness. Some of the recent collections of Lehanga sarees are Crepe Lehanga Sarees, Georgette Sarees, brocade Lehenga sarees and Viscose Lehenga Sarees. One should always remember two main things while you go for selection of Lehenga Sarees. The first thing is the color combination and the tone of the color. The next thing is give more value to designs and adornments that are used over the Lehanga Sarees.

Normally, the Lehanga saree is almost 4.5 meters to 5.5 meters long. This is the just the right outfit for women who are not feeling relaxed with normal drape and pleats that the standard saree demands. These sarees are quite trendy in look and has the ability to empower women with grace and modernity. Well, it is this designer saree that has made women go gaga for it and is a must have for the fashionistas.

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How To Book The Right Hotel

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Selecting the right hotel is very important as it avoids any tour disappointments and enhances your experience of a tourist destination. Selecting the right hotel is not a trouble and can be easily done taking few easy steps and patience.

Hotels are one the most important components of Travel destinations. A good travel should and always have good number of hotels catering to various tourist and locals alike. A good hotel always enhances the experience of a tourist. Therefore, booking a right hotel is important. Hotels are of different categories and types. Selecting the right hotel as per your budget and destination is very important. In this article, we will examine few important facts about hotel booking and how to book the right hotels as per your budget and preferences. Booking a hotel is not much of a pain, but booking the right hotel takes patience, time and some research. However, it is not as much painful and can be done smoothly by following few easy steps.

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If you are travelling to a destination making your own arrangement, you need to do some research about the hotels. Read the review sites like Tripadvisor and learn about the experiences of previous holidaymakers who stayed in hotels of that destination. Second, if are travelling by your own arrangements and your are not the wild explorer kind of person, then please make sure to book hotel in advance in order to avoid last minute hassles or sold outs. Also, if your hotel is already booked, then you will travel to your destination in peace.

While booking a hotel, please refer to the hotel s website to check out the location of hotel, types of accommodation offered, check in and checkout timings, restaurants and dining and other hotel facilities like car parking, bars, Wi-Fi, spa, etc. Check out the star category from its site and then know about the various accommodation rooms and rates offered by the hotel. Know if there is any complimentary service included in it or not. Find out how far the hotel is located from premier attractions of that destination and know about the modes of city transport available to and from the hotel. Repeat the same parameters while considering the other hotels.

When you arrive in a definite choice of hotel then call the hotel reservation number and clear your doubts and ask for the rates and for any other complimentary services. Once done, remember before making the final decision; take the following things in account. Is the hotel worth spending your money? Select the room accommodation as per your requirements, Check out the distance of the hotel from the city center, popular beaches and attractions. Is this hotel properly connected by city s public transport services, are the complimentary services worthy. After considering all these decision, check that it fits in to your available budget. If all the criteria is meet, then book the hotel either online or through a agent and enjoy traveling.

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How To Choose A Boston Marketing Agency

Submitted by: Rachel Song

Selecting a Boston marketing agency can be a difficult task for today’s small business owners. With the Internet making it easier almost every day to work with business partners all over the world, simply deciding whether to hire a local firm at all has become a major decision. And while it’s tempting to take your business overseas for the potential of lower prices, nothing can replace the regionally specific, culturally relevant knowledge base and level of accountability you’ll find in a local firm.

Once you’ve decided to opt for a local Boston marketing firm, it’s important to take your time in researching all of your options. For instance, if you currently only need web design, Boston has no shortage of excellent freelancers and small firms, but business owners often find that they’re being a bit short-sighted in hiring a firm strictly for web design. Boston is a remarkably competitive area, and each aspect of a business’ marketing strategy must complement the others. By hiring a firm that only offers web design, Boston small business owners are creating a long-term problem by opting for a short-term solution.

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Opting for a marketing agency over a web designer not only helps ensure that your marketing materials will complement one another better, but it provides opportunities for a much more comprehensive, holistic marketing approach. So, when selecting a Boston marketing firm, consider the offerings of each company on your list. What does each firm offer? How can they leverage their relationships with content providers, developers, and vendors to obtain better pricing for you? If they suit your needs now, consider whether they’ll still be up to the task when you achieve your five-year goals.

Further, in selecting a Boston marketing agency, look at the types of clients they currently serve. Are members of the firm experienced in your field or a similar industry? Is your business specific to the region, or do you need a broader, national audience? What requirements does each company have in taking a new client? Will you have to sign a long-term contract with set monthly fees, or can you choose when to use the firm and when to scale back?

There’s no harm in taking multiple quotes when selecting a company to handle your marketing and web design. Boston small business owners who limit themselves by only meeting with one or two companies may find they’re missing out on some options only a few companies offer. For example, many firms will follow the standard ad agency model through which they engage in upselling clients and incentivizing their representatives to do so. But more forward-thinking marketing experts are moving toward an outsourced marketing department model that allows clients to utilize the skills and expertise of knowledgeable marketing gurus without locking them in to products and services the clients don’t truly need.

Shop around, and take your time. Your marketing agency is a key partner in your business, so be sure of your decision, and choose someone you want to keep around for the long haul.

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Talk:United Nations suspends operations in Gaza after schools and trucks are hit by Israeli forces

This is a very touchy issue for many people, and finding the right balance for WN:NPOV can be hard to do. However, in my opinion, this article exceedingly emphasizes attacks on schools as if that is the only thing Israel is doing. Casualties among Hamas militants (the stated target of the ground offensive) is seemingly deliberately omitted while highlighting only civilian casualties. Good luck in balancing this appropriately. —SVTCobra 02:10, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Up until Wednesday there were several reports saying that up to a quarter of casualties are civilians. (The impression I got was that writers collated their figures from UN agencies, NGOs and Gaza hospital officials.) These estimates seem to have dried up, despite 2 more days of mounting casualty reports: do you think it will add to the balance if we report these older figures? I am concerned about the verifiability of these estimates. I have to confess that I see civilian casualties as more newsworthy than combatants. –InfantGorilla (talk) 09:45, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

More recent or breaking updates for this or a follow-up article:

–InfantGorilla (talk) 08:35, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Sources for my suggestions:

BBC is the only source I can find via Google for the UNOCHA report. –InfantGorilla (talk) 09:35, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

I missed this follow up article in development:

–InfantGorilla (talk) 11:00, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

The news in TV adressed UN strictly instructed IDF about the schools coordinates earlier. In todays news there are 110 civillians gathered in a building, then targeted by IDF, resulted 30 civillian deaths. The results are obvious, stating results are neutral already because IDF only claims they take precautions against civillian harms and they are sorry about it after they killed hundreds of civillians including dozens of children. Yet it might have been better, if report had mention at least a summary on what Israeli spokesmen say about these civillian harm. So if someone provide such info as a link, I would support adding them into the report. Yet again whatever they say the civillian casualties are obviously indicates they have been targetted. Kasaalan (talk) 13:49, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Israel pulls out of Gaza leaving 110 dead

War in Gaza: Israel accused of killing 30 after shelling safe house

The United Nations has accused Israel of evacuating scores of Palestinians into a house in the suburbs of Gaza City, only to shell the property 24 hours later, killing some 30 people.

In a report published today on what it called “one of the gravest incidents” of the 14-day conflict, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) complained that the Israeli Defence Force then prevented medical teams from entering the area to evacuate the wounded, including young children.

The Israeli military said it was investigating the claim but had no knowledge of the incident.

Citing “several testimonies” – but without identifying its sources – OCHA said that Israeli foot soldiers evacuated around 110 Palestinians into a house in Zeitun, south of Gaza City, on Sunday. Half of them were children.

“Twenty-four hours later, Israeli forces shelled the home repeatedly, killing approximately 30,” OCHA said. “Those who survived and were able walked two kilometres to Salah Ed Din road before being transported to the hospital in civilian vehicles. Three children, the youngest of whom was five months old, died upon arrival at the hospital.”

G20 protests: Inside a labour march

Friday, April 3, 2009 

London – “Protest”, says Ross Saunders, “is basically theatre”.

It’s seven a.m. and I’m on a mini-bus heading east on the M4 motorway from Cardiff toward London. I’m riding with seventeen members of the Cardiff Socialist Party, of which Saunders is branch secretary for the Cardiff West branch; they’re going to participate in a march that’s part of the protests against the G-20 meeting.

Before we boarded the minibus Saunders made a speech outlining the reasons for the march. He said they were “fighting for jobs for young people, fighting for free education, fighting for our share of the wealth, which we create.” His anger is directed at the government’s response to the economic downturn: “Now that the recession is underway, they’ve been trying to shoulder more of the burden onto the people, and onto the young people…they’re expecting us to pay for it.” He compared the protest to the Jarrow March and to the miners’ strikes which were hugely influential in the history of the British labour movement. The people assembled, though, aren’t miners or industrial workers — they’re university students or recent graduates, and the march they’re going to participate in is the Youth Fight For Jobs.

The Socialist Party was formerly part of the Labour Party, which has ruled the United Kingdom since 1997 and remains a member of the Socialist International. On the bus, Saunders and some of his cohorts — they occasionally, especially the older members, address each other as “comrade” — explains their view on how the split with Labour came about. As the Third Way became the dominant voice in the Labour Party, culminating with the replacement of Neil Kinnock with Tony Blair as party leader, the Socialist cadre became increasingly disaffected. “There used to be democratic structures, political meetings” within the party, they say. The branch meetings still exist but “now, they passed a resolution calling for renationalisation of the railways, and they [the party leadership] just ignored it.” They claim that the disaffection with New Labour has caused the party to lose “half its membership” and that people are seeking alternatives. Since the economic crisis began, Cardiff West’s membership has doubled, to 25 members, and the RMT has organized itself as a political movement running candidates in the 2009 EU Parliament election. The right-wing British National Party or BNP is making gains as well, though.

Talk on the bus is mostly political and the news of yesterday’s violence at the G-20 demonstrations, where a bank was stormed by protesters and 87 were arrested, is thick in the air. One member comments on the invasion of a RBS building in which phone lines were cut and furniture was destroyed: “It’s not very constructive but it does make you smile.” Another, reading about developments at the conference which have set France and Germany opposing the UK and the United States, says sardonically, “we’re going to stop all the squabbles — they’re going to unite against us. That’s what happens.” She recounts how, in her native Sweden during the Second World War, a national unity government was formed among all major parties, and Swedish communists were interned in camps, while Nazi-leaning parties were left unmolested.

In London around 11am the march assembles on Camberwell Green. About 250 people are here, from many parts of Britain; I meet marchers from Newcastle, Manchester, Leicester, and especially organized-labor stronghold Sheffield. The sky is grey but the atmosphere is convivial; five members of London’s Metropolitan Police are present, and they’re all smiling. Most marchers are young, some as young as high school age, but a few are older; some teachers, including members of the Lewisham and Sheffield chapters of the National Union of Teachers, are carrying banners in support of their students.

Stewards hand out sheets of paper with the words to call-and-response chants on them. Some are youth-oriented and education-oriented, like the jaunty “Gordon Brown’s a Tory/He wears a Tory hat/And when he saw our uni fees/He said ‘I’ll double that!'” (sung to the tune of the Lonnie Donegan song “My Old Man’s a Dustman”); but many are standbys of organized labour, including the infamous “workers of the world, unite!”. It also outlines the goals of the protest, as “demands”: “The right to a decent job for all, with a living wage of at least £8 and hour. No to cheap labour apprenticeships! for all apprenticeships to pay at least the minimum wage, with a job guaranteed at the end. No to university fees. support the campaign to defeat fees.” Another steward with a megaphone and a bright red t-shirt talks the assembled protesters through the basics of call-and-response chanting.

Finally the march gets underway, traveling through the London boroughs of Camberwell and Southwark. Along the route of the march more police follow along, escorting and guiding the march and watching it carefully, while a police van with flashing lights clears the route in front of it. On the surface the atmosphere is enthusiastic, but everyone freezes for a second as a siren is heard behind them; it turns out to be a passing ambulance.

Crossing Southwark Bridge, the march enters the City of London, the comparably small but dense area containing London’s financial and economic heart. Although one recipient of the protesters’ anger is the Bank of England, the march does not stop in the City, only passing through the streets by the London Exchange. Tourists on buses and businessmen in pinstripe suits record snippets of the march on their mobile phones as it passes them; as it goes past a branch of HSBC the employees gather at the glass store front and watch nervously. The time in the City is brief; rather than continue into the very centre of London the march turns east and, passing the Tower of London, proceeds into the poor, largely immigrant neighbourhoods of the Tower Hamlets.

The sun has come out, and the spirits of the protesters have remained high. But few people, only occasional faces at windows in the blocks of apartments, are here to see the march and it is in Wapping High Street that I hear my first complaint from the marchers. Peter, a steward, complains that the police have taken the march off its original route and onto back streets where “there’s nobody to protest to”. I ask how he feels about the possibility of violence, noting the incidents the day before, and he replies that it was “justified aggression”. “We don’t condone it but people have only got certain limitations.”

A policeman I ask is very polite but noncommittal about the change in route. “The students are getting the message out”, he says, so there’s no problem. “Everyone’s very well behaved” in his assessment and the atmosphere is “very positive”. Another protestor, a sign-carrying university student from Sheffield, half-heartedly returns the compliment: today, she says, “the police have been surprisingly unridiculous.”

The march pauses just before it enters Cable Street. Here, in 1936, was the site of the Battle of Cable Street, and the march leader, addressing the protesters through her megaphone, marks the moment. She draws a parallel between the British Union of Fascists of the 1930s and the much smaller BNP today, and as the protesters follow the East London street their chant becomes “The BNP tell racist lies/We fight back and organise!”

In Victoria Park — “The People’s Park” as it was sometimes known — the march stops for lunch. The trade unions of East London have organized and paid for a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and tea, and, picnic-style, the marchers enjoy their meals as organized labor veterans give brief speeches about industrial actions from a small raised platform.

During the rally I have the opportunity to speak with Neil Cafferky, a Galway-born Londoner and the London organizer of the Youth Fight For Jobs march. I ask him first about why, despite being surrounded by red banners and quotes from Karl Marx, I haven’t once heard the word “communism” used all day. He explains that, while he considers himself a Marxist and a Trotskyist, the word communism has negative connotations that would “act as a barrier” to getting people involved: the Socialist Party wants to avoid the discussion of its position on the USSR and disassociate itself from Stalinism. What the Socialists favor, he says, is “democratic planned production” with “the working class, the youths brought into the heart of decision making.”

On the subject of the police’s re-routing of the march, he says the new route is actually the synthesis of two proposals. Originally the march was to have gone from Camberwell Green to the Houses of Parliament, then across the sites of the 2012 Olympics and finally to the ExCel Centre. The police, meanwhile, wanted there to be no march at all.

The Metropolitan Police had argued that, with only 650 trained traffic officers on the force and most of those providing security at the ExCel Centre itself, there simply wasn’t the manpower available to close main streets, so a route along back streets was necessary if the march was to go ahead at all. Cafferky is sceptical of the police explanation. “It’s all very well having concern for health and safety,” he responds. “Our concern is using planning to block protest.”

He accuses the police and the government of having used legal, bureaucratic and even violent means to block protests. Talking about marches having to defend themselves, he says “if the police set out with the intention of assaulting marches then violence is unavoidable.” He says the police have been known to insert “provocateurs” into marches, which have to be isolated. He also asserts the right of marches to defend themselves when attacked, although this “must be done in a disciplined manner”.

He says he wasn’t present at yesterday’s demonstrations and so can’t comment on the accusations of violence against police. But, he says, there is often provocative behavior on both sides. Rather than reject violence outright, Cafferky argues that there needs to be “clear political understanding of the role of violence” and calls it “counter-productive”.

Demonstration overall, though, he says, is always a useful tool, although “a demonstration is always a means to an end” rather than an end in itself. He mentions other ongoing industrial actions such as the occupation of the Visteon plant in Enfield; 200 fired workers at the factory have been occupying the plant since April 1, and states the solidarity between the youth marchers and the industrial workers.

I also speak briefly with members of the International Bolshevik Tendency, a small group of left-wing activists who have brought some signs to the rally. The Bolsheviks say that, like the Socialists, they’re Trotskyists, but have differences with them on the idea of organization; the International Bolshevik Tendency believes that control of the party representing the working class should be less democratic and instead be in the hands of a team of experts in history and politics. Relations between the two groups are “chilly”, says one.

At 2:30 the march resumes. Rather than proceeding to the ExCel Centre itself, though, it makes its way to a station of London’s Docklands Light Railway; on the way, several of East London’s school-aged youths join the march, and on reaching Canning Town the group is some 300 strong. Proceeding on foot through the borough, the Youth Fight For Jobs reaches the protest site outside the G-20 meeting.

It’s impossible to legally get too close to the conference itself. Police are guarding every approach, and have formed a double cordon between the protest area and the route that motorcades take into and out of the conference venue. Most are un-armed, in the tradition of London police; only a few even carry truncheons. Closer to the building, though, a few machine gun-armed riot police are present, standing out sharply in their black uniforms against the high-visibility yellow vests of the Metropolitan Police. The G-20 conference itself, which started a few hours before the march began, is already winding down, and about a thousand protesters are present.

I see three large groups: the Youth Fight For Jobs avoids going into the center of the protest area, instead staying in their own group at the admonition of the stewards and listening to a series of guest speakers who tell them about current industrial actions and the organization of the Youth Fight’s upcoming rally at UCL. A second group carries the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s flag and is campaigning for recognition of an autonomous homeland in eastern Ethiopia. Others protesting the Ethiopian government make up the third group; waving old Ethiopian flags, including the Lion of Judah standard of emperor Haile Selassie, they demand that foreign aid to Ethiopia be tied to democratization in that country: “No recovery without democracy”.

A set of abandoned signs tied to bollards indicate that the CND has been here, but has already gone home; they were demanding the abandonment of nuclear weapons. But apart from a handful of individuals with handmade, cardboard signs I see no groups addressing the G-20 meeting itself, other than the Youth Fight For Jobs’ slogans concerning the bailout. But when a motorcade passes, catcalls and jeers are heard.

It’s now 5pm and, after four hours of driving, five hours marching and one hour at the G-20, Cardiff’s Socialists are returning home. I board the bus with them and, navigating slowly through the snarled London traffic, we listen to BBC Radio 4. The news is reporting on the closure of the G-20 conference; while they take time out to mention that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delayed the traditional group photograph of the G-20’s world leaders because “he was on the loo”, no mention is made of today’s protests. Those listening in the bus are disappointed by the lack of coverage.

Most people on the return trip are tired. Many sleep. Others read the latest issue of The Socialist, the Socialist Party’s newspaper. Mia quietly sings “The Internationale” in Swedish.

Due to the traffic, the journey back to Cardiff will be even longer than the journey to London. Over the objections of a few of its members, the South Welsh participants in the Youth Fight For Jobs stop at a McDonald’s before returning to the M4 and home.

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Over 200 skiers trapped as lift breaks at Maine resort

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 

Rescue efforts are underway to free more than 200 skiers trapped Tuesday at Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort, which is located 120 miles north of Portland. Several injuries were reported after a ski lift broke down; an employee at the resort said this caused several people to fall to the ground.

The Spillway East lift reportedly came to a halt during high winds due to a derailment. Around 10:30 a.m. ET, a cable slid over one tower’s pulley leading to five chairs falling about 30 feet.

Ethan Austin, a resort spokesperson, revealed that several individuals were taken to near-by hospitals with non-life-threatening conditions. At the time, winds originating from this month’s blizzard were blowing up to 43 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Austin confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the lift was carrying around 220 people at the time of the breakdown.

Efforts to remove trapped skiers are in progress Tuesday afternoon.

Scugog flag controversy comes to an end

Friday, September 1, 2006 

The Scugog flag controversy has now came to an end. The controversy began when councillor Lynn Philip Hodgson lowered the town hall flag out of respect for a fallen Canadian soldier.

Rather than an issue of patriotism, the controversy dealt with union contracts which may have specified that the raising and lowering of flags was a role reserved only for union members.

Liz Drebit, CUPE Local 1785-01 unit chairman, said she is “extremely upset by the spin that portrayed the grievance as a lack of respect for fallen Canadian soldiers”. “My apologies to the Legion. Never ever did we have any intent to cause them any distress, and pain, any suffering because of this,” she said.

“I thought I was doing the right thing at the time and I still think I did,” Hodgson said yesterday.

“The public reaction to the lowering of the flag in a timely manner needs to be addressed,” said Drebit.

The union dropped the grievance and said it was all a “misunderstanding.”