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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville

Monday, September 24, 2007

Marion Schaffer is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oakville riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

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.

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Is It Necessary To Hire An Auto Accident Attorney In Las Vegas?

May, 2014 byAlma Abell

Car accidents happen all the time, and while many are minor, plenty of accidents are more serious and result in damages, both physical injuries and property damages. When someone has been in an accident where there are damages, they may want to consider hiring a lawyer to help them receive the compensation they are legally entitled to. Sometimes, it is good to have a lawyer just to help people wade through the insurance claims process, because insurance companies are going to try and pay out as little as possible, and often offer low-ball settlements to accident victims.

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One of the first things to do before hiring an auto accident attorney is to see a medical professional to have all injuries from the accident assessed. Even if there is no pain or outward signs of injuries, it is still important to be checked out by a doctor. If it turns out later on that there is an injury that was caused by the accident, it may be difficult to prove without having had it diagnosed at the time of the accident. Anyone else who was in the vehicle at the time of the accident should also be examined by a doctor to determine if they have any injuries.

If an accident has caused injuries that are very serious or even permanent, or even death, hiring an auto accident attorney in Las Vegas is essential. All injuries will need to be noted by a medical professional, as this is evidence that will be needed if the case should end up going to court. If there is a problem determining who is at fault for the accident, a lawyer can get things sorted out.

There are many reasons to contact the attorneys at Law Offices. For instance, if either driver involved in an accident has no insurance, it is a good idea for both parties to hire legal representation. Those who do have insurance can also benefit from hiring lawyers, as policies can be confusing, and it can be difficult to get the proper compensation from insurance companies.

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Thousands of Australian workers set to rally against IR reform

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Police and union leaders across the country expect big crowds during today’s National Community Day of protest against the Federal Government’s WorkChoices proposed changes to industrial relations laws.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) predicts hundreds of thousands of people will demonstrate in Sydney and Melbourne. Protest meetings in other capital cities are expected to attract workers in their tens of thousands. The rallies will take place in 300 regional sites across Australia.

Labor’s opposition spokesman on industrial relations, Stephen Smith says, “The more people become aware of the nature of the changes and the detail of the changes, the more they realise how vulnerable they are and the more they want to do something to prevent the changes.”

Mark Bethwaite, from Australian Business Ltd, believes most people will go to work as usual. “Because frankly they are not convinced by the scare campaign the ACTU has been running,” Mr Bethwaite said.

The Federal Government has been accused of instructing agencies to refuse staff leave to attend the rallies against its IR changes and says it will not be affected by a rally of one person or a 100,000.

The Federal Department of Workplace Relations has issued advice to other departments that employees wanting to attend the National Community Day of Protest should be denied leave.

State and territory leaders intend to mount a High Court challenge to the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations changes.

The ACTU say, “the IR changes are not just an attack on workers – they fundamentally undermine the values that make Australia great. Beneath all the glossy advertising are proposals that will unfairly curtail your rights at work, cut the amount of time you can spend with family, and erode your job security.”

The federal government have spent over fifty million dollars on promoting the radical new changes.

Unions say the changes will make it easier for workers to be sacked; cut take-home pay and reduce minimum standards; change the way minimum wages are set to make them lower; replace the award safety net with just five minimum conditions; restrict access to unions; make it harder for employees to bargain as a group; and reduce the powers of the independent Industrial Relations Commission.”

In Melbourne, Australian Education Union’s Mary Bluett said the IR legislation “is not the legacy we want to leave our children.” About 12,000 public servants, 10,000 building workers and hundreds of nurses are also expected to join the protest, but workers operating road, train, tram and bus services will remain on duty to allow commuters to travel free to the rally.

Sky News estimated the number attending the rally in Melbourne as 175,000.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry labelled the rally “a tired union stunt”.

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Polish mine explosion kills 8

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Methane gas was blamed for the explosion deaths of 8 miners in southern Polish‘s Halemba coal mine Tuesday, November 21. Officials say at least 15 are missing.

Rescue efforts were halted because dangerously high levels of methane gas returned, according to Zbigniew Madej, spokesman for state-owned Coal Co., which operates the mine.

The missing miners’ locater devices were not emitting signals, increasing rescurers’ concerns for their well-being. Grzegorz Pawlaszek, head of Coal Co., said the 15 missing miners’ fate is “not known,” but added that “there is a chance to find someone still alive.”

“This is a tragedy. People have died here,” Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said when he came to Ruda Slaska to see the blast.

Earlier Wednesday, a reconnaissance rescue team descended 3000 feet toward the blast scene, only to retreat because of safety concerns related to high methane gas levels. Rescue digging efforts were also halted because of explosion concerns.

The missing men were aged 21-59. One of the miner’s family members, Andrzej Pytlik, 30, remained on scene with his sister, hoping and waiting for news of her husband, Krystian Gaszka.

Pytlik, also a miner, said through teary eyes that, “I work in the mines and I know that hope is scant because that’s the truth.”

The explosion occurred in a closed portion of the mine where the now-missing miners were working to retrieve abandoned equipment. According to Pawlaszek, the value of the equipment was $23 million, adding that “It was new equipment and that is why we decided to retrieve it.”

He indicated that the recovery work was performed under the supervision of gas detection specialists, and that the bodies of the recovered miners were difficult to identify because of the severity of burns and because their ID tags were blown away in the explosion.

The Halemba mine, located in Ruda Slaska, has produced coal for nearly 50 years, has been fraught with safety concerns and has a track record of serious accidents. One of the oldest mines in Poland, it is centrally located in the industrial Silesia region.

Earlier this year, a miner was trapped underground in the Halemba mine five days after a cave-in. In 1990, 19 miners were killed and 20 hurt in a gas explosion, and five were killed in collapse in 1991.

Inside, priests and mining officials were comforting and counseling with distraught relatives. Outside, eight white candles flickered on a main gate wall.

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I’ll Have Another wins 2012 Preakness Stakes

Monday, May 21, 2012

The placement for first and second place at the 2012 Preakness Stakes could have been a replay of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month as I’ll Have Another came in first with Bodemeister behind in second. In this race, Creative Cause finished third.

By winning the Kentucky Derby and the 137th Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another has a chance at winning the US Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. The final race I’ll Have Another would have to win is the Belmont Stakes, which will be held on June 9.

I’ll Have Another was not favored to win the Preakness Stakes and his odds were set at 3-1. Bodemeister, who was the favorite at 2-1 odds, was the speed horse again as he led the field for most of the race just as he did at the Kentucky Derby. This time, Creative Cause was following close behind in second by the time the field of horses reached the far turn. Just as in the Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another pushed faster in the final leg of the race. However, the Preakness Stakes finish was closer with I’ll Have Another squeezing by the pacesetter at the very end to win the race in 1:56.9.

Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez has won his last four races with I’ll Have Another. He gave I’ll Have Another the credit for the finish, “No one put him in this race. He put himself into the race,” he said. Gutierrez said all he had to do was signal to the horse that it was time to challenge Bodemeister and the horse did the rest.

The winning horse is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill.

The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland was filled with a crowd of 121,309 to watch the Triple Crown hopeful. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.


According to the official Pimlico website, the horses that competed this year in the Preakness Stakes by starting position include:

1. Tiger Walk is owned by Sagamore Farm, trained by Ignacio Correas IV, and was ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez.

2. Teeth of the Dog is owned by J.W. Singer. The thoroughbred is trained by Michael Matz and the jockey was Joe Bravo.

3. Pretension was the winner of the 2012 Canonero II Stakes. The horse is owned by Kidwells Petite Stable, trained by Christopher W. Grove, and was raced by Javier Santiago.

4. Zetterholm is owned by Winter Park Partners, trained by Richard E. Dutrow, Jr., and ridden by Junior Alvarado.

5. Went The Day Well is owned by Team Valor International and is trained by H. Graham Motion. His jockey was John Velazquez. This team won last year’s Kentucky Derby race with Animal Kingdom, and they took Went The Day Well to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

6. Creative Cause is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. His jockey was be Joel Rosario. Creative Cause was part of the field at the Kentucky Derby, too.

7. Bodemeister, winner of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, is trained by Bob Baffert. He is owned by Zayat Stables and his jockey was Mike Smith.

8. Daddy Nose Best was the winner of the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park and the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate and raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He is owned by Cathy and Bob Zollars, trained by Steve Asmussen. His jockey was Julien Leparoux.

9. I’ll Have Another was the winner of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. He is owned by financier J. Paul Reddam, trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by jockey Mario Gutierrez.

10. Optimizer is trained by D. Wayne Lukas, owned by tobacconist Brad Kelley of Bluegrass Hall LLC and ridden by Corey Nakatani. This horse raced also raced in the Kentucky Derby.

11. Cozzetti is trained by Dale Romans and was raced by Jose Lezcano The horse is owned by Albaugh Family Stables.

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Commercial Carpet Evanston Is Durable, Easy To Install And Inexpensive

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byAlma Abell

The decor of an office building plays an important role in the overall look and feeling of the space and it has an impact on the productivity of the employees. One of the primary ways to improve the comfort of an office is with the flooring, which should be easy to walk and stand on as well as make the space feel like a comfortable environment. Commercial Carpet Evanston is available in rolls or tiles, is easy to install and will provide support for the employees who are sitting and /or standing all day.

A fully staffed office can have a lot of foot traffic, which leads to spills, stains and tears on the carpet. Commercial Carpet Evanston is typically manufactured with a hard, rubber type backing, so when spills occur, the liquid does not seep through and form standing puddles under the carpet, which can lead to mold and mildew. Carpet tiles are a good option for a space that may be susceptible to excess spills, such as in a break area as well as under the desks of employees. The carpet tiles are easy to remove and replace, should there ever be a severe stain or water damage.The installation of commercial carpet tiles is easy and in some situations the tiles can be installed without the use of adhesive. If you are opening a new office building and have a tight budget, it is typically less expensive to install carpet tiles than rolled carpeting, hardwood or tile flooring. The padding of a floor is vital for preventing achy backs and legs of the employees, so it is important that whether you install rolled commercial carpeting or commercial carpet tiles to use either a carpet with a thick backing or an additional layer of padding under the carpet. Although it is recommended that commercial carpet be installed by a professional carpet installer, it is a fairly simple task that can be done by almost anyone. If you choose to do the installation yourself, it is important to take careful measurements of each area where the carpet will be installed and buy extra in case there are mistakes during the cutting or if you install carpet tiles, have a few extra in case of future accidents.

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Creationist sentiments affect Imax business strategy

Tuesday, March 22, 2005Imax cinemas in several southern US states have begun to refuse screening of films that deal with evolution and the big bang, fearing they will drive away customers. This step follows pressure from customers claiming such films are blasphemous to the Christian religion and are counter to biblical teachings which fundamentalists take to be the literal word of God.

Some of the affected cinemas are located in science museums often visited by families. Carol Murray, the marketing director of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Texas, commented that trial customers complained, “I really hate it when the theory of evolution is presented as fact,” a view reflected by several others. Conversely, a producer of an Imax film entitled Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, James Cameron, said that he was “surprised and somewhat offended” at some of the reactions.

Films suppressed by this controversy include Cosmic Voyage (which deals with the big bang), Galapagos (dealing with the development of evolutionary theory by Darwin) and Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (about deep-sea thermophiles).

Although this move only affects about a dozen Southern US cinemas, it has proved significant due to the manner in which Imax operates. Imax presentations are filmed and projected using specialized equipment in specially adapted theatres. Imax films also have tight production and marketing budgets. At any one time, an Imax film may be shown at only two dozen locations. As such, profits may be significantly reduced if just a few locations refuse to show a given film, swaying producers to avoid producing films on contentious subjects which may be construed by Christian fundamentalists as blasphemous.

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Sample Wedding Wishes By Babylon Wedding Center Toronto

By Rafi Michael

To any novice planning a wedding in , sample wedding wishes significantly reduce the learning curve. Looking closely at what other planners have used assists in gauging the effectiveness of particular wishes. This allows for the design of attractive wedding cards that will resonate with the feelings of the couple. That is not to say that only planners should go through samples. Toronto wedding planners advise well wishes to voraciously go through samples in order to deliver that message that the couple will remember all through their marriage. They frown upon bland wishes and demand flavor and creativity. If still groping in the dark, the Internet is the ideal resources. There are a number of publications circulating that are famous for wedding wishes but the dynamism of contemporary weddings renders some of the content obsolete.By fine-tuning sample wedding wishes, it is very easy to create the ideal wedding wishes for a particular wedding. One could make use of the internet to find these. Various companies post samples and allow users to change the wording to suit their occasion. In Mississauga, companies use wizards to assist customers in achieving the wishes they desire. These wizards operate on step-by-step procedures where the customer answers to basic questions like the name of the bride, the groom and the location of the wedding. The information given replaces that in the samples, yielding tailor made wishes to convey.

By looking at samples, Ontario residents have learned the best way to present their wishes. As for all art forms, presentation carries as much significance as the message itself. Issues like color scheme, material and font come into focus here. A poorly presented message portrays the sender in negative light and to the recipient it shows thoughtlessness. One will discover that it really has little to do with money. Depending on how close you are to the couple you can employ a version of wedding poetry.As most Ontario planner will say, creativity is the catchphrase. Many people misconstrue creativity for complexity, forgetting that the wording used should be simple, light, upbeat and encouraging. What follows is a sample of wedding wishes:

‘Jane and John,

We regret that we were unable it make it for your wedding,

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This is a great day for the two of you,

I wish you a very long, happy life as a couple,

I wish you the best and wait in earnest to see

Your wedding photographs


T & J,


Although most cards purely convey wishes, the sample wedding wishes given shows a good way of conveying wishes and an apology at the same keeping the couple happy.

Wedding wishes give people the chance to take part in a wedding through thoughtful sentiments. Look at magazines and surf the Internet for a wealth of samples. There are wedding wishes to suit a variety of wedding types: Indian, Muslim, Christian and many more. Any wedding planner will make it clear that paying attention to detail will go a long way in ensuring that one gets the right words, the right theme and most importantly, the right presentation to leave an indelible mark on the lives of two special people.

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Marriage is a physical and moral commitment between two people who love each other and are willing to live together. Weddings are some of the best occasions one can attend in life. The mood is carefree with lots of joy and laughter.


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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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