Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 26) city council candidates speak

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Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 26) city council candidates speak
October 22nd, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley West (Ward 26). Four candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Muhammad Alam, Bahar Aminvaziri, Orhan Aybars, Michele Carroll-Smith, Mohamed Dhanani, Abdul Ingar, Geoff Kettel, Debbie Lechter, Natalie Maniates, John Masterson, John Parker, David Thomas, Csaba Vegh, and Fred Williams.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Contents

  • 1 Geoff Kettel
  • 2 Natalie Maniates
  • 3 John Parker
  • 4 Csaba Vegh

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NBA: LeBron James announces that he will join the Miami Heat

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NBA: LeBron James announces that he will join the Miami Heat
October 20th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Friday, July 9, 2010

NBA small forward LeBron James announced today that he will “take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat,” after spending six years as the star player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anticipation over LeBron’s future team had been simmering for weeks as NBA teams tried to lure the free agent to their rosters. LeBron had met with representatives from the Cavaliers, Heat, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, and Los Angeles Clippers.

In an interview televised by ESPN, James said that the Heat would give him “the best opportunity to win now and to win in the future also.” However, James admitted, “I can’t say it was always in my plans, because I never thought it was possible,” and that he had changed his mind repeatedly in the days leading up to the announcement. He emphasized, “It’s not about individuals. It’s about a team.” James also said in the interview that “the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down. Those are two great players (Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh), two of the greatest players that we have in this game today.”

Referring to his fans in Ohio, James said, “They can have mixed emotions, of course,” and that his hometown of Akron in the state will “always be home for me.”

Though Cleveland had offered James more money, to James and new teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, winning seemed to be more important. Both Wade and Bosh settled for less cash, instead fitting James into Miami’s salary cap space.

Wade had announced Wednesday that he would be continuing to play in Miami, while Bosh decided to move to Florida from the Toronto Raptors. The three were drafted in 2003 and were teammates in the 2008 US Olympic basketball team. Wade said that playing with James and Bosh was “going to be crazy,” while Bosh tweeted, “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Fans in Miami honked horns outside the Heat’s home arena, while television images from Cleveland showed LeBron James’s jerseys being burned. Prior to the announcement, amid rumors that James would sign with the Heat, Heat season tickets had sold out.

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News briefs:July 16, 2010

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News briefs:July 16, 2010
October 20th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu
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Gunman killed outside Colorado governor’s office

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Gunman killed outside Colorado governor’s office
October 19th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A man identified as Aaron Richard Snyder showed up on Monday around 2:25 p.m. outside the Colorado Capitol offices of Governor Bill Ritter. He was carrying a 357-caliber 7 shot Smith and Wesson revolver with 20 extra rounds of ammunition and started screaming “I am the emperor” and “I am here to take over the state”.

When he was confronted by a Colorado State trooper, Snyder opened his jacket showing that he was carrying a gun. The trooper ordered Snyder to drop the gun, but instead he moved “menancingly” in the direction of the trooper who then shot him once in the head and twice in the chest.

Snyder died from the multiple gunshot wounds on the floor of the Capitol office building. The Capitol went on a full lockdown with employees, tour groups and visitors in the building at the time ordered to stay where they were.

Governor Ritter was interviewing a judge candidate in his office at the time of the shooting. He held a press conference on the Capitol step two hours later.

Mr. Snyder was under doctors care for delusional behavior. The Northglenn, Colorado police issued a BOL “Be On the Lookout” to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado for Snyder and his car, a 2004 black Kia, around 25 minutes before the shooting occurred.

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Islamic cleric tries to bypass gender segregation

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Islamic cleric tries to bypass gender segregation
October 19th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Monday, May 28, 2007

An Islamic cleric named Ezzat Atiya issued a fatwa to get around gender segregation and hijab in Islam. He stated that symbolic breastfeeding could be used to make it permissible for male and female colleagues to work together alone.

Dr. Atiyah had stated that the breastfeeding does not have to be by the woman herself. “[This can also be achieved] by means of the man’s mother or sister suckling the woman, or by means of the woman’s mother or sister suckling the man” he wrote.

Atiya works at the Al-Azhar University, an Islamic seminary in Egypt. The seminary was established by a Shia caliphate and is named after Fatima Al-Zahra. Zahra was the wife of Ali. Al-Azhar University has a fatwa that officially sanctioned martyrdom operation with one condition only: martyrdom operations are only allowed in Israel. The university has had this ruling for a long time and has stood by it.

Atiyah had said,

A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breastfed.

According to Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, “If someone tells you he has a new interpretation of Islam, sock him in the mouth.”

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Be Energy Smart: Discover How To Build Your Leed Green Building Rating Today

October 19th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings are those that work to save money and energy and are safe for the environment and the people who use the building. These buildings are built with sensible and renewable materials, make smart choices regarding the heating, cooling and lighting systems they install and make a commitment to continue to operate the building in way that keeps energy and water consumption low.

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There are a lot of benefits to having a LEED building. Not only are they eligible for discounts and tax rebates, they also cheaper overall to operate. Statistics shows that these types of buildings will usually lease faster for a higher cost and often have much higher property values compared to other non-LEED buildings in the same area.

The easiest way to become LEED certified is by making smart decisions during the initial building process, but you can Build your LEED green building rating today for existing structures as well. This is done by changing how all resources in the building are used and proving a consistent system of being energy smart.

A LEED rating is based on a points system. Your rating will grow as your building earns more points. The maximum amount of points is 110, with 40 being the minimum amount to become certified. A company can become certified at a certain level and then build their rating over time by reusing materials during renovation projects, recycling and conserving energy use.

Build your LEED green building rating today by talking to experts in the field who understand how the system works and how it can benefit you. This includes utility companies, recycling businesses and many construction companies. All of these businesses can become valuable sources of information by providing tips on various aspects of your building and its use.

Buildings are not certified automatically. You can begin the process by registering with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This can be done online, and they offer a variety of rating systems to use. Building owners simply pick the system that relates to their situation the best, register and complete and submit an application online to get started.

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News brief: April 26, 2010

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News brief: April 26, 2010
October 19th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Audio Wikinews News Brief for April 26, 2010

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  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Script
    • 2.1 NATO tankers in Pakistan attacked, four killed
    • 2.2 Thai prime minister dismisses offer by anti-government protesters
    • 2.3 WHO starts simultaneous immunization campaigns in over 100 countries
    • 2.4 Mississippi tornado kills at least ten
    • 2.5 Five dead after continuing violence in Nigeria
  • 3 On this day in history
  • 4 Outro

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Wikinews interviews specialists on China, Iran, Russia support for al-Assad

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Wikinews interviews specialists on China, Iran, Russia support for al-Assad
October 18th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Monday, September 23, 2013

Over the past week, diplomatic actions have averted — or, at least delayed — military strikes on Syria by the United States. Wikinews sought input from a range of international experts on the situation; and, the tensions caused by Russia’s support for the al-Assad regime despite its apparent use of chemical weapons.

Contents

  • 1 Interviewees
  • 2 Wikinews Q&A
    • 2.1 China
    • 2.2 Iran
    • 2.3 Russia
  • 3 Related news

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Tensions in the country increased dramatically, late August when it was reported between 100 and 1,300 people were killed in an alleged chemical attack. Many of those killed appeared to be children, with some of the pictures and video coming out of the country showing — according to witnesses — those who died from apparent suffocation; some foaming at the mouth, others having convulsions.

Amongst Syria’s few remaining allies, Iran, China, and Russia continue to oppose calls for military intervention. In an effort to provide a better-understanding of the reasoning behind their ongoing support, the following people were posed a range of questions.

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Scottish archaeology student discovers 5,000 year old chewing gum in Finland

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Scottish archaeology student discovers 5,000 year old chewing gum in Finland
October 17th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Thursday, August 23, 2007

An archaeology student from Scotland has discovered a 5,000 year old piece of chewing gum on a dig in Finland.

Sarah Pickin, a 23-year-old part-time barmaid studying archaeology with Derby University, discovered the gum during a dig in the north-west of the country. The gum is a lump of birch bark tar, and still has visible tooth marks. It has been sent away for analysis, and radio carbon dating is predicted to show the gum to be 5,000 years old.

Ms Pickin said of her discovery “I had heard of ancient chewing gum being found before on previous European digs so when I found it in the trench, it was the first thing that crossed my mind.

“However, it looks just like a dirty piece of modern chewing gum with no smell or taste and I was also worried it could have been a bit of fossilised poo, so I asked a few of the other students to make sure.

“Thankfully they agreed that it was birch-bark gum and it’s now away to be carbon dated and have the teeth marks analysed before it goes on display.”

It will be displayed in Finland’s Kierikki centre, which is devoted to finds from the area. Sarah Pickin also discovered a piece of an amber ring, a slate arrowhead and a hair needle. All the finds date to the Neolithic period.

It is believed the gum was chewed as an aid against gum disease, as it contains antiseptics.

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News briefs:April 28, 2005

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News briefs:April 28, 2005
October 17th, 2018 by 6FjUhLbu

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Contents

  • 1 UK Attorney General raised legal doubts over Iraq invasion
  • 2 New Italian government gets confidence from the House
  • 3 European human rights body condemns U.S. “torture” at Guantanamo Bay
  • 4 Munch’s “The Scream” might have been burned
  • 5 Lebanon government wins ‘vote of confidence’
  • 6 CIA gives up search and interrogation on Iraq WMDs
  • 7 Dutch mayors support legalisation of cannabis
  • 8 Dorothy’s dress from Wizard of Oz sells for £140,000
  • 9 Hunter Tylo to rejoin the cast of “Bold and Beautiful”
  • 10 Boeing secures $11bn of aircraft deals
  • 11 News Bullets from Wikipedia’s current events

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