Thousands protest privatisation of Australian electricity industry

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 In New South Wales today, thousands of people joined a protest including 15 Labor Members of Parliament about the State Government’s plans to privatise the electricity industry. The MPs included Paul Gibson, Upper House president Peter Primrose, and former MPs Kerry Hickey and Grant McBride. Mr Gibson was reported as saying, “I’m a member of the […]

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green Party candidate Torbjorn Zetterlund, Willowdale

Saturday, October 6, 2007 Torbjorn Zetterlund is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Willowdale riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his 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 […]

Illinois high schools now required to buy insurance for athletes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 This past Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill known as “Rocky’s Law” that requires Illinois high schools, through the local school district, to buy catastrophic injury insurance up to US$3 million or medical costs for up to five years, whichever one comes first, that covers student athletes. The insurance must cover student […]

Water main bursts in west Edinburgh; traffic, utilities disrupted

Saturday, May 28, 2011 In Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, part of an underground water piping system has exploded, forcing local residents to be evacuated. The pipe broke around 03:30 BST (0230 UTC) today, within Allan Park Road, causing flooding in the Slateford area of the city. A spokesperson for Scottish sewerage and water corporation Scottish Water explained: “Early this morning […]

Bremer Freimarkt, oldest fair in Germany, reaches its climax

Monday, October 29, 2012 The Bremer Freimarkt (Free Fair) — historically one of the oldest fairs in Germany — has its greatest event with the Free Fair Procession “Freimarktsumzug”; this year’s Freimarktsumzug took place Saturday. The procession started Saturday morning on the opposite side of the river Weser in the “Neustadt” and passed the city hall about one hour later. […]

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 […]

Bed Dimensions: Appropriate Length, Width And Height

Get More Information Here: Effective English Language Skills Training Communication Skills Course By Chad Henners Why should you think about mattress dimensions when shopping for a waterbed, traditional bed, or the latest in bed technology- the airbed? That is because the things that people put in their houses are often miscalculated in terms of their sizes. Determining the right dimensions […]

Irish CAO releases 2005 university offers to students

Monday, August 22, 2005 The Central Applications Office in Ireland has released the first round of offers for places on third level courses to over 60,000 Irish Leaving Certificate students (graduating secondary school students). The offers are given out based on a highly competitive points system whereby students receive from 100 points for an A1 to 45 points for a […]

10 billionth song downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store

Thursday, February 25, 2010 Ten billion songs have been downloaded from the iTunes Store, an online digital media store which is owned by Apple Incorporated. Louie Sulcer, of Woodstock in Georgia, downloaded “Guess Things Happen That Way” by American musician, Johnny Cash, which became the ten billionth song downloaded from iTunes. Sulcer won an iTunes gift card worth US$10,000 (approximately […]