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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Bill Bernhardt, Kitchener Centre

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bill Bernhardt is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Kitchener Centre riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Please note that Bill provided his answers in “ALL CAPS”; due to the time constraints of this election coverage, it remains in this typographic style.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Plane crashes in McAllen,Texas; two dead

Friday, May 4, 2007

Two people are dead after a plane crashed at a intersection in McAllen shortly after 7:00 p.m. local time (CDT) on May 2.

A man who video taped the scene stated on a TV interview, “The plane just missed my truck… total strangers just started jumping in to help the pilot… people were yelling ‘Bring a fire extinguisher’… It was amazing that the pilot still asked to save his girlfriend even though his own life was in danger.”

They succeeded in dragging the pilot, 35-year old Jose Francisco Vasquez, out of the burning wreckage; however, his girlfriend, 24 year Gina Asuara, was burned to death. Vasquez suffered 3rd degree burns to 90% of his body. He later died at the Brook Army Medical Center at around 7:30 a.m. (CDT) on May 3

Friends say Vasquez was an experienced pilot. He owned several planes and flew at least twice every week. He was in the Mexican Air Force during his earlier years and was on vacation at Houston, Texas.

Officials said the accident was likely due to a engine failure during take off. The plane crashed near a intersection on 10th St. and Dicker Road about 2 minutes away from the Dodge Arena. The road was closed due to investigations; however it was reopened on May 3 at 8:30 p.m. (CDT)

Glass Lets The Light In Your Home

byalex

If you are in the process of having a new home built or you are renovating your current home no doubt you have spent countless hours on the effective layout that suits all your needs. Deciding where best to situate the kitchen appliances or the television is important of course, but have you given as much thought to the creation of an inviting living space? This is where the skills of an experienced glass company in Chicago come in handy.

Glass type:

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Just because the greatest majority of glass that you see is plain does not mean that there are not other types of glass. Glass is available in a range of types, it performs differently and is best suited for specific areas and uses; the type of glass chosen makes a much larger impact on your comfort than you might think.

Homes need natural light:

People are attracted to natural light; all you have to do is browse home décor magazines to see this is a fact. The most appealing images in these magazines are those that have abundant natural light. It is not only a fact in magazines; it is a fact in real life as well.

The question always arises; isn’t it true that more heat is lost through windows than any other place in the house? This is true if you opt for basic standard windows, however with the best windows available from a glass company in Chicago you can have plenty of light without excessive heat loss.

When you are thinking about the glass that you want in your new or renovated home think of how the right choice can be effective in creating a safe, secure and peaceful environment. As important as your living environment is, the appearance of your home must also be considered. Choose a glass that helps to control glare and creates inviting space with maximum privacy.

If you are looking for a glass company in Chicago to replace or install sliding doors, windows, commercial storefronts and more you can rely on the quality of product and the efficiency of the staff when you work closely with Lakeview Glass Inc.

Apple to hold media event on September 1, may update iPods and Apple TV

Friday, August 27, 2010

Apple Inc. will hold a music-centered event in San Francisco, California on September 1. It has been widely speculated that the company will introduce an updated line of iPod portable music players and a new Apple TV.

The company e-mailed invitations for the event to various media organizations on Wednesday. The message included a picture of a guitar and the time of the event. Apple did not release any information about what products would be involved.

Apple has released new iPods through previous similar events in September in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. This year, Apple may unveil a new iPod Touch with two cameras, similar to their recent iPhone 4 design. It will likely also update the iTunes music store and software.

Speculation about a new Apple TV is mixed. While many blogs are reporting that a refresh of the device will be announced, analysts say that it is unlikely to happen during next Wednesday’s event. According to Reuters, sources are saying that Apple is negotiating with major television networks, including ABC and NBC, in order to provide shows for purchase on iTunes. However, they also reported that the deal has not been completed, and none of the companies involved have commented on the rumors.

It has also been rumored that Apple will introduce a new online music service. In 2009, Apple took over a company that allowed users to stream music online rather than download individual songs. Apple has not confirmed the rumors.

Last September’s media event saw the return of Apple CEO Steve Jobs after he took a break to undergo a liver transplant. This year, the event will be held in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, previously used by Apple in April for the unveiling of the iPad.

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Install A Washer Water Filter

By Mr.Andrew Caxton

There are not only many types of water filters, there are many purposes for them. Most of the water filters ta ht people are familiar with are for filtering impurities out of the water they drink. But you can also filter the water in your shower and even the water that goes to your washing machine. If you have a lot of minerals, sediment and other particulates in your water, you may want to filter the water you wash your clothes in to make sure that they will come out clean and white.

Most of these filters work to capture the sediment in the water before it goes into the tub of the washing machine where your clothes are going to go. This is done at a screen on a valve at the inlet to the washer. This allows the water to flow through, while taking out sediment.

Since a washer uses a lot of water at a time for each wash, make sure you get the proper sized filter. Otherwise you will have to be changing hate filter constantly to make it work properly.

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There are many brands of washing machine water filters, just as there are many brands of air coolers and they are manufactured both by water filter companies and washing machine companies. Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Frigidair, GE, make washers and excellent filters to use Whit them.

Companies that specialize in water filtering are also a good choice for washing machine filters, companies such as Rainsoft, Sprite Shower Filters, PUR, Omnipure, Aqua-Pure, American Plumber, Moen, Microline, Liquidate, Key tone, Incinerator, Hydro Tech, Holmes Air, Ever Pure, Gilligan and Brita.

Even among this wide range of manufacturers, there is a wide range of types of filters for your washer. There are quick change filters, garden filters, ceramic filters and many speciality filters. You have to be careful to pick the right filter for your washer; not all brands of washers will supp port all brands of washing machine filters. Just to be sure, work with a company that will give you a warranty on their filter so that you can return it if anything goes wrong.

One of the most important elements in how well a filter of any kind will work is keeping the filter clean. This is a very small but necessary bit of maintenance that you have to keep up in order for the filter to work at its optimum.

Shut off the power to the washer to avoid any electrical shock, then find the water inlet valve. Visually check the filter for debris that may have collected on it. If there is a great deal of debris, you need to change the filter. This is not a very big deal but to have some precautionary measures for your air coolers and as well as for your health is concerned.

You will be very surprised at how nice your clothes will come out if you use a washing machine filter to keep the water that washes your clothes clean in the first place.

About the Author: Andrew Caxton enjoys writing about air coolers for evaporative-air-coolers.com. Read additional info on air coolers or swamp cooler motor.

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Former Scottish Conservatives leader Annabel Goldie to stand down as MSP

Friday, June 26, 2015

Annabel Goldie, Scottish Conservative Party leader from 2005 to 2011, has announced she will stand down as an MSP at the next elections in 2016. Goldie, who has been an MSP for the West Scotland (previously West of Scotland) electoral region since the Scottish Parliament’s formation in 1999, said she intends to focus on her role in the House of Lords, where she has been a peer since 2013.File:Annabel Goldie.jpg

In a statement today, Goldie said leading the party was an “enormous honour” for her. She also said: “It has afforded me both satisfaction and pleasure to serve my constituents and to serve the parliament and I will look back with great happiness at my time as an MSP. I am grateful to friends and colleagues from all parties for their support. Sometimes we found common ground, sometimes we disagreed but never I hope with rancour nor disrespect. Politics is a rough trade but we have built a strong parliament in Scotland of which we can all be rightly proud.” She said because of Ruth Davidson, her successor as Scottish Conservative leader, the party is now “in fine fettle and stands a great chance of making real progress in the years ahead,” concluding by saying: “I look forward to continuing to work as part of that effort in the House of Lords in the years to come.”

Davidson responded to the news by calling Goldie an “unstoppable force”, adding: “She has been an inspiration to a whole generation of Scottish Conservatives, and she has been a tremendous mentor, support and friend to me. In Holyrood, she has fostered both affection and respect from all members – regardless of their political affiliation – and her retirement from the Scottish Parliament will leave an Annabel-sized hole which won’t ever quite be filled. She is unique.” Meanwhile, David Cameron, UK Conservative leader and UK Prime Minister, said: “Annabel is one of those rare breeds in Scottish politics, somebody known by her first name alone. When she was Scottish Conservative leader, I valued her sage advice. She has been a towering strength to our party in Scotland, a doughty debater in the TV studios and Scottish Parliament and has one of the sharpest wits around. I wish her a long and happy retirement after 17 years unstinting service at Holyrood – but look forward to seeing her on the red benches of the Lords for years to come.”

In Holyrood, she has fostered both affection and respect from all members – regardless of their political affiliation – and her retirement from the Scottish Parliament will leave an Annabel-sized hole which won’t ever quite be filled. She is unique.

Goldie, the Scottish Conservatives’ first ever female leader, was elected unopposed. She took up the role in the aftermath of David McLetchie’s resignation from the role in an expenses usage controversy and subsequent resignation of Brian Monteith from his Conservative whip role in the Scottish Parliament for briefing the media against him. Meanwhile, as Scottish Conservatives won 18 seats in the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and 2003, the party had been less successful in UK general elections in Scotland; Conservatives went up from zero out of a possible 72 UK MPs in Scotland in 1997 to one in 2001. This led to Goldie remarking in her inaugural speech in 2005 that: “The wheels are back on the wagon – and I’m the nag hitched up to tow it.” She also said: “The party is still way ahead of where it was in 1997. And my first task is to take it forward to 2007.” However, under Goldie’s leadership, the number of seats the Scottish Conservatives won in the Scottish Parliament slightly decreased from 18 in 2003 to 17 in 2007 and to 15 in 2011. At the same time, the number of Conservative MPs stood at one out of a possible 59 after the 2010 UK general election.

In the aforementioned 2005 speech, she also said the party could be trusted with devolution in Scotland, adding: “making devolution work better means real devolution: not the lumbering and cripplingly expensive array of government departments, government advisers, consultants, quangos, quasi-quangos and agencies with all their expensive appendages, but devolving down to people and their communities, their right to make their own decisions about their lives, how for example they procure healthcare and how they educate their children.” Goldie would go on to sit on the advisory board for the Smith Commission, which was set up to examine which further political powers should be devolved to Scotland following the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. More recently, Goldie supported a reduction in the voting age for Scottish Parliament elections from 18 to 16 in a vote earlier this month, commenting: “I think it is an opportunity for them to continue their high level of engagement in topical affairs that we saw with the independence referendum.”

Goldie, a member of the Salvation Army’s West of Scotland Advisory Board and a Church of Scotland elder, is not the only Scottish Conservative MSP intending to stand down in 2016. Mary Scanlon, Gavin Brown, Alex Fergusson and Nanette Milne all reportedly intend to leave the Scottish Parliament next year.

Global markets surge in value

Monday, October 13, 2008

Markets worldwide have surged in value following efforts by governments to ease the effect of the ongoing financial crisis, which has recently caused a massive decline in the value of stock markets.

On Sunday, the fifteen countries from the Eurogroup – that is, those countries which use the euro as official currency – had agreed on a joint plan to face the crisis, which would consist in supporting financial institutions and by guaranteeing interbank loans.

The Eurogroup meeting was the last of many which took place during the weekend. The G7 nations had met in Washington at the same time that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank held their Autumn meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index is one of the indexes that have done particularly well today, and it closed up 11.08%, well over 9,000 points. General Motors was the best performer in this index, with its value rising by 31.49%. The Nasdaq rose by 11.81%.

The FTSE 100 has today gone up in value by 8,26%, to take the index back over the four thousand mark. TUI Travel was the best performing company in this index. It went up by 41.25 points (21.48%), to take it to a new share price of 233.25. Some shares in the FTSE, however, have continued to fall dramatically. HBOS today dropped in value by 31.48%.

The Brazilian Bovespa index today went up by 14,66%, while the Hang Seng and Singapore Straits Times went up by 10.24% and 6.57% respectively.

Stocks exchanges in Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Toronto were closed due to national holidays.

22:00, Monday, October 13, 2008 (UTC)
  • DJIA
  • 9.387,61 936,42 11,08%
  • Nasdaq
  • 1.844,25 194,74 11.81%
  • S&P 500
  • 228,14 23,30 11,37%
  • S&P TSX
  • 9.065,16 0,00 0.00%
  • IPC
  • 22.095,90 2.190,62 11,01%
  • Merval
  • 1.215,990 0.00 0,00%
  • Bovespa
  • 40.829,13 5,219.63 14,66%
  • FTSE 100
  • 4.256,90 324,84 8,26%
  • DAX
  • 5.062,45 518,14 11,40%
  • CAC 40
  • 3.531,50 355,01 11,18%
  • SMI
  • 5.956,32 609,10 11,39%
  • AEX
  • 285,27 27,22 10,55%
  • BEL20
  • 2.324,80 201,36 9,48%
  • MIBTel
  • 17.125,00 1.687,00 10,93%
  • IBEX 35
  • 9.955,70 958,00 10,65%
  • All Ordinaries
  • 4.141,90 202,40 5,14%
  • Nikkei
  • 8.276,43 0,00 0,00%
  • Hang Seng
  • 16.312,20 1.515,29 10,24%
  • SSE Composite
  • 2.073,57 73,00 3,65%

    Africans keep the leading position at 2008 Mumbai Marathon

    Sunday, January 20, 2008

    The Standard Chartered Marathon, nicknamed “The Greatest Race on Earth“, held its third stage in Mumbai, India today. Because of the scorching hot weather in India, marathon runners had to adapt to the weather to overcome the challenge.

    More than 30,000 runners participated in this race, joined by local NGOs and disabled who participated in a special charity short-distance running including 6km dream run, 4.3 km senior, and 2.5km wheel-chair classes. Gabriela Szabo, former Romanian Olympic Gold Medalist, named as charity ambassador of the race, was pleased by the participation from experts and NGOs.

    An hour into the race, former champion Daniel Rono and Joseph Kimisi took the lead, but then Tariku Jifar from Ethiopia and defending champion John Ekiru Kelai took over Rono and Kimisi. After 40 kilometres, Kelai took a decisive lead and finally retained his champion title in 2 hours 12 minutes 22 seconds.

    In the Women’s Group, Mulu Seboka from Ethiopia won the champion with 2H30m03s. Local runners Surendra Singh & Kavita Raut won the Men’s and Women’s Champions in the half-marathon class.

    Division & Groups Men’s Group Women’s Group
    South East Asia Dang Duc Bao Nguyen (Vietnam) 2:30’57” Pacharee Chaitongsri (Thailand) 2:55’29”
    North East Asia Chin-chi Chiang (Chinese Taipei) 2:33’33” Xin Zhang (China) 2:53’59”
    South Asia and Middle East Ajith Bandara Adikari Mudiyanselage (Sri Lanka) 2:24’07” Lakmini Anuradhi Bogahawatta (Sri Lanka) 3:04’21”
    Africa John Ekiru Kelai (Kenya B) 2:12’22” Irene Kemunto Mogaka (Kenya B) 2:32’50”
    Europe and Oceania Oleg Kharitonov (Russia) 2:30’55” Helen Stanton (Australia) 2:52’33”
    America Paulino Canchanya Canchanya (Peru) 2:28’13” Rosangela Figueredo Silva (Brazil) 2:58’16”

    Division & Groups Men’s Group Women’s Group
    South East Asia Vietnam Thailand
    North East Asia Chinese Taipei China
    South Asia & Middle East India Sri Lanka
    Africa Kenya B Kenya B
    Europe & Oceania Russia Finland
    America Peru United States