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2006 U.S. Congressional Elections

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Contents

  • 1 Issues
  • 2 Campaigns turn nasty
  • 3 Polling Problems
  • 4 Summaries by state
  • 5 Alabama
  • 6 Alaska
  • 7 Arizona
  • 8 Arkansas
  • 9 California
  • 10 Colorado
  • 11 Connecticut
  • 12 Delaware
  • 13 Florida
  • 14 Georgia
  • 15 Hawaii
  • 16 Idaho
  • 17 Illinois
  • 18 Indiana
  • 19 Iowa
  • 20 Kansas
  • 21 Kentucky
  • 22 Louisiana
  • 23 Maine
  • 24 Maryland
  • 25 Massachusetts
  • 26 Michigan
  • 27 Minnesota
  • 28 Mississippi
  • 29 Missouri
  • 30 Montana
  • 31 Nebraska
  • 32 Nevada
  • 33 New Hampshire
  • 34 New Jersey
  • 35 New Mexico
  • 36 New York
  • 37 North Carolina
  • 38 North Dakota
  • 39 Ohio
  • 40 Oklahoma
  • 41 Oregon
  • 42 Pennsylvania
  • 43 Rhode Island
  • 44 South Carolina
  • 45 South Dakota
  • 46 Tennessee
  • 47 Texas
  • 48 Utah
  • 49 Vermont
  • 50 Virginia
  • 51 Washington
  • 52 West Virginia
  • 53 Wisconsin
  • 54 Wyoming
  • 55 American Samoa
  • 56 District of Columbia
  • 57 Guam
  • 58 Virgin Islands
  • 59 Sources

As of 10:00 p.m EST November 8, 2006, the Democratic Party is projected to have gained control of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in the 2006 United States general elections. MSNBC projects that the Democrats now control 234 seats in the House of Representatives, 16 more seats than the 218 needed to control the House of Representatives as all 435 seats were up for election. In the Senate, where the balance of power is closer, one-third of all seats were up for grab. As of 10:00 p.m. EST, AP and Reuters were projecting that the Democrats had picked up all six seats they needed to retake the Senate, including the seats of incumbents Rick Santorum (Penn.), Lincoln Chafee (R.I.), Jim Talent (Missouri), Mike DeWine (Ohio), John Tester (Montana), and Jim Webb (VA). The Tester victory by less than 3,000 votes was projected at approximately 2 p.m. EST after the State of Montana announced the results of overnight recounts. Democrat Jim Webb has prevailed in that race by slightly more than 7,000 votes, though his opponent has not conceded and a recount may still occur.

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In pictures: Japan earthquake and tsunami

Friday, March 18, 2011

A week ago today, at 2:46 pm JST, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the T?hoku region in Japan. The earthquake created an extremely destructive tsunami that spawned 10 metre (33 ft) high waves just moments later. The tsunami travelled 10 km (6 mi) inland causing massive destruction in the country’s northeast, including crippling a nuclear plant.

The earthquake and resulting tsunami have left 5,692 dead and over 9,506 missing, with nearly 450,000 homeless. The death toll is expected to rise.

In this special photoessay, Wikinews looks at the earthquake and tsunami, the destruction that resulted and efforts to bring aid to the Japanese people.

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A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Image: U.S. Navy.

The antenna on top of Tokyo Tower was slightly bent by the earthquake. Image: Morio.

Items were knocked off shelves at a store in Narashino, Chiba after the earthquake. Image: mikuaxe.
Soil liquefaction on a road in Koto, Tokyo. Image: Morio.
An explosion occurs at the Cosmo Oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba. Image: Cranky5.
View of a fire in Odaiba following the earthquake. Image: Hikosaemon.
Crowds of workers evacuated from Tokyo skyscrapers walk home after the earthquake in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Image: Hikosaemon.
A long line of cars stretches down Itsukaichi Street in Tokyo on March 11. Due to disruption of train service because of the earthquake and tsunami, people are trying to find alternate means of getting home. Image: Kellykaneshiro.
Stranded passengers congregate at the Kei? line concourse of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo as public transportation in northern Japan is interrupted following the earthquake and tsunami. Image: ?????.
Stranded passengers evacuate from a Tokyo train. Image: ?????.
Calculated wave height of the tsunami, from a NOAA computer model. Image: NOAA.
This false-color satellite picture from NASA’s MODIS satellite shows the area of Sendai on March 13 (top) and February 26 (bottom) shows how far inland the area near Sendai was flooded by tsunami. A bright orange-red spot near the city of Sendai is the thermal signature from a fire. Image: NASA.
An aerial view of the port of Sendai on March 12. Image: U.S. Navy.
A solemn desk chair lies in a layer of mud and petroleum that now covers much of the U.S. FISC Yokosuka Defense Fuel Support Point Hachinohe facility following the tsunami. Image: DVIDSHUB.
The city of Ofunato, Japan, was severely damaged by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Image: U.S. Navy.
A trail of debris is seen floating in Pacific Ocean. The debris was inspected by a helicopter-based search and rescue team from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Image: U.S. Navy.
An up-close aerial view of debris floating in the Pacific. The debris was inspected by a helicopter-based search and rescue team from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Image: U.S. Navy.
A Japanese barge is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Image: U.S. Navy.
An upended house is among the debris in Ofunato, Japan. Image: U.S. Navy.
Members of the Fairfax County, Virginia Urban Fire and Rescue Team head into downtown Ofunato to search for survivors following the earthquake and tsunami. Teams from the United States, United Kingdom and China are on scene to assist in searching for missing residents. Image: DVIDSHUB.
A mother and daughter look at a family photo amid the wreckage of their home. Image: U.S. Navy.
A damaged water pipe shoots into the air after the tsunami.Image: U.S. Navy.
A tug boat among the debris in Ofunato.Image: U.S. Navy.
A Mickey Mouse doll lies among debris in Ofunato.Image: U.S. Navy.
Vehicles and debris line a canal in the downtown area of Ofunato.Image: U.S. Navy.
A large sail boat rests against a building in Ofunato. Image: U.S. Navy.
An aerial view of tsunami damage in an area north of Sendai, Japan, taken from a U.S. Navy helicopter. Image: U.S. Navy.
Empty instant noodle shelves in a supermarket in Tokyo due to stock being bought out on March 16, 2011, 5 days after the earthquake. Image: Kellykaneshiro.
Residents wait in a line outside a convenience store to purchase groceries and supplies on March 13, two days after the earthquake and tsunami. Image: Hitomi.
A blackout in Narashino, Chiba on March 15. Image: mikuaxe.
U.S. Navy sailors transfer humanitarian supplies from an aircraft carrier to a helicopter. Image: U.S. Navy.
Japanese citizens receive supplies from the crew of a U.S. Navy helicopter. Image: U.S. Navy.
A closed petrol station in Tokyo on March 16. Image: LERK.
Entrance of the Japanese Embassy in Berlin after the earthquake and tsunami and subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Daichi power plant on March 15. Image: Jochen Jansen.
Russian people take flowers to the embassy of Japan in Moscow after the 2011 earthquake. Image: Elmor.

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Adobe to Purchase Macromedia for $3.4 Billion

Monday, April 18, 2005

Adobe Systems, Inc. announced today that they will acquire Macromedia, Inc. for an estimated $3.4 billion in stock. Bruce Chizen, the chief executive officer of Adobe said that “Customers are calling for integrated software solutions that enable them to create, manage and deliver a wide range of compelling content and applications — from documents and images to audio and video. By combining our powerful development, authoring and collaboration software — along with the complementary functionality of PDF and Flash — Adobe has the opportunity to bring this vision to life with an industry-defining technology platform.”

The acquisition is expected to close in the fall, subject to approval by the stockholders of both companies and regulatory approvals. Under the terms of the agreement holders of Macromedia stock will receive 0.69 shares of Adobe stock for every share of Macromedia stock. Macromedia stockholders are expected to own approximately 18 percent of the combined company.

The two companies have in the past been rivals and some of their products compete in similar niches. For example, both Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Fireworks are graphics editing programs, and both Adobe GoLive and Macromedia Dreamweaver are webpage design applications.

In the combined company, the current CEO of Adobe, Chizen will continue as CEO. Stephen Elop, president and CEO of Macromedia, will become president of worldwide field operations. The combined company will keep the name “Adobe”, and will focus on integration and growth.

Additional details are available from Adobe Investor Relations.

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Trucks On The Go A Look At Small Cargo Transport To Big Rigs

Trucks on the Go A Look at Small Cargo Transport to Big Rigs

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They come rumbling down the road, thousands in motion at any time. With heavy cargos hauled behind by hard working diesel engines, they re the driving force behind the motion of material goods in North America. In a continent with more geography than people and an infrastructure supported by roads, not rail or canal, where other locations are serviced by train or barge, for the most part, when goods hit the ports, they come off the cargo ships in containers and find their way into transport training school graduates care, where they are unpacked, slapped with digital tags and dispatched on their way in the back of trucks.

The transport industry truck fleet is a mix of private contractors with their own rigs and professional drivers who drive company owned vehicles. In the cities, hauling is often on a smaller scale, in commercial vans and half trucks, but on the open road, there s space for big rigs. And these are heavy and dangerous! Trucks that exceed about 16, 600 lbs. need to have specially licenced drivers, but the biggest trucks can be pulling several tons of cargo around. Some have built in hauling areas, while others rely on being a detachable cab that can pull any cargo.

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Drivers of the biggest rigs need to be prepared to spend long hours away from home. A whole subculture has risen up around the drivers, with their truck stop habits and specialized radio jargon. Most cabs carry a radio. Back at home base there will be dispatcher co-ordinating things, increasingly a graduate of

dispatcher courses

, but drivers also talk to each other on the go, sharing road hazards and looking out for each other.

These drivers have a good idea of the risks of the road. As part of their licensing process they know all the safety regulations for the cargos they can carry, whether they are explosive, corrosive, poisonous or have to be kept under temperature controls. Additionally, further laws control the number of hours a driver can spend on the road before rest, mandating regular sleep to avoid accidents caused by fatigue. Truck drivers must also keep an immaculate driving record to keep employed in their profession.

Heavy engines need a qualified person to service them. Generally this involves more than basic training, but any reputable

auto mechanic school

will also be able to certify graduates to work on large diesel engines. Some, larger companies will have their own in house mechanics, and trucks stops along traditional transport routes are also experienced with dealing with on the road repairs. Nonetheless, not every city garage has the equipment and scale to handle jobs like this. Some drivers, especially those who own their own rigs, will do their own repairs.

Visit Canadian Automotive & Trucking Institute for an example of a

transport training school

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Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

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They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery stores, and place a levy on other plastic bags, all to combat the country’s environmental problems stemming from the bags’ popularity.

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Fire burns home of late singer Johnny Cash

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A fast-moving fire engulfed the home of late singer Johnny Cash on Tuesday. The lake-side home, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was the home of the late singer and his wife, June Carter, from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003.

The home was purchased by former Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb in 2006, and was undergoing renovations at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but it is believed that a flammable wood preservative that construction workers had applied contributed to the speed in which the flames spread. Firefighters responded within 5 minutes of the fire breaking out. No workers were killed in the fire, but one firefighter suffered minor injuries.

“Maybe it’s the good Lord’s way to make sure that it was only Johnny’s house,” said Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys, who lived down the road from Cash. Neighbor Marty Stewart said “So many prominent things and prominent people in American history took place in that house—everyone from Billy Graham to Bob Dylan went into that house.” The home was where Cash wrote many of his hit songs, and appeared in the Cash music video for “Hurt“.

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Tips To Level Up Fast In Archeage}

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ArcheAge Gold is an online massive and multiplayer game that is famous all around the list of the games of such kind. As it is a multiplayer game so it is necessary that you, being a player must level your character so that you may be able to keep up the level of you, being a player. As it is a multiplayer game, so it is essential part and issue that you must maintain your skills while pushing them to higher and higher skills. Here are some useful tips that can help you to faster your level in this game. It is important in the multiplayer game to play like a good player rather than to win all the time that happens by chance as well.

‘Summaries of quest:Most of the players make the mistake to run towards the next quests before reading the summaries of the previous one that they have won as well. Player must read the quests to reach the next one and to increase the level also as it happens in the man cheaters.’Work with the indicators of quest:When you win a level or quest, you are given an indicator of an arrow. This arrow has symbols, numbers and different colors to show and direct you to reach at the right and exact location for the quest. These indicators must not be ignored as they have been prepared to direct you to reach to the next level of the quest. ‘Have to handle all types of quests:Another major kind of mistake that is done by most of the player is that they rush to the next level of the quest and skip the previous one in order to reach the next one. It is essential to know that one quest can tell you the way to have the chain of quests. ‘Go as far as you can:When one quest is done, there is a rule that you have to submit that. So it means that at this point you are supposed to go as far as you can to achieve more goals. ‘Knowledge about hidden quests:This game is all about searching the hidden quests that requires you to finish the mob before you reach your objective. So these are the points that are supposed to do when you are playing this multiplayer game named ArcheAge.

ArcheAge Gold is an online massive and multiplayer game that is famous all around the list of the games of such kind. As it is a multiplayer game so it is necessary that you, being a player must level your character so that you may be able to keep up the level of you, being a player. As it is a multiplayer game, so it is essential part and issue that you must maintain your skills while pushing them to higher and higher skills. Here are some useful tips that can help you to faster your level in this game. It is important in the multiplayer game to play like a good player rather than to win all the time that happens by chance as well.

‘Summaries of quest:Most of the players make the mistake to run towards the next quests before reading the summaries of the previous one that they have won as well. Player must read the quests to reach the next one and to increase the level also as it happens in the man cheaters.’Work with the indicators of quest:When you win a level or quest, you are given an indicator of an arrow. This arrow has symbols, numbers and different colors to show and direct you to reach at the right and exact location for the quest. These indicators must not be ignored as they have been prepared to direct you to reach to the next level of the quest. ‘Have to handle all types of quests:Another major kind of mistake that is done by most of the player is that they rush to the next level of the quest and skip the previous one in order to reach the next one. It is essential to know that one quest can tell you the way to have the chain of quests. ‘Go as far as you can:When one quest is done, there is a rule that you have to submit that. So it means that at this point you are supposed to go as far as you can to achieve more goals. ‘Knowledge about hidden quests:This game is all about searching the hidden quests that requires you to finish the mob before you reach your objective. So these are the points that are supposed to do when you are playing this multiplayer game named ArcheAge.

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Mary Barra appointed as General Motors chief

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The United States’s largest car manufacturer General Motors today named Mary Barra as its new chief executive.

Barra, 51, will be the first woman to lead a firm in the American auto industry. She has been with General Motors for 33 years, and is currently the global head of product development.

She said in a statement: “With an amazing portfolio of cars and trucks and the strongest financial performance in our recent history, this is an exciting time at today’s GM. I’m honored to lead the best team in the business and to keep our momentum at full speed.”

She replaces Daniel Akerson, who was appointed by the government as both chief executive and chairman in 2009 during the company’s bankruptcy. Akerson plans to stand down on January 15 following his wife’s advanced cancer diagnosis.

In a message to employees, he said: “I will leave with great satisfaction in what we have accomplished, great optimism over what is ahead and great pride that we are restoring General Motors as America’s standard bearer in the global auto industry.”

Akerson will also relinquish his chairman role, to be replaced by current director Theodore Solso. The company also announced head of finance Daniel Ammann as its new president.

The appointment comes just days after the US government sold the last of its shares in the company, losing around $9 billion on its initial bailout in 2008 that saw 61% of the firm coming under public ownership.

General Motors recovered from their bankruptcy a year after the appointment of Akerson, and re-entered the stock market in November 2010. It remains the largest car manufacturer in the United States, posting sales figures of $152 billion in 2012. It currently produces fifteen brands of vehicle in 37 countries.

Barra holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, and was recently listed by Forbes as the 35th most powerful woman in the world.

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Kitchen Remodeling In Hershey, Pa And Remodeling Your Galley Kitchen

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Do you find that you are constantly dealing with storage space issues in your kitchen? How do you feel about the overall design of your kitchen? If you are tired of dealing with a small galley kitchen and not having enough storage, it is time to remodel. When it comes to Kitchen Remodeling in Hershey PA, you should let your imagination roam. Next, you should talk to the consultant about knocking down a wall and expanding the space. He will go over all of your ideas with you and discuss storage solutions.

You may be able to take down a wall in your kitchen and gain some space from your dining area. If so, you may find that you will have enough room to have a kitchen island installed. The kitchen island will give you an additional workspace, and you could store your pots, pans and cookbooks underneath it. You will also love how open and airy the kitchen will feel. The best Kitchen Remodeling in Hershey PA will make life easier, and you will not feel as if your kitchen is a glorified shoebox.

In terms of the cabinetry, it is a good idea to consider custom cabinetry. In fact, you may be able to have cabinets that climb from the floor to the the ceiling. Further, the inside of the cabinetry will have the right amount of storage for your needs.

Have you ever noticed the amount of wasted space when it comes to the space above your cans, this will not be a problem with good design. Instead, all the space can be accounted for so that it can be maximized for your benefit. The best Kitchen Remodeling in Hershey PA does not happen overnight. It takes proper planning and attention to details. As a result, you will love the look and the storage space that you will gain.

Granite is a popular choice when it comes to Kitchen Remodeling in Hershey PA and for good reason. It resists heat and scratches. It also protects against mold and mildew. So, if you have been thinking about having it installed, you should tell the consultant from Deimler & Sons that. He will be excited to hear all of your design ideas.

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News briefs:June 30, 2006

The time is 20:00 (UTC) on June 30th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Interior Ministry, Fatah offices in Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes
    • 1.2 Palestinian PM: Israel aims to topple gov’t
    • 1.3 Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Freitas do Amaral resigns
    • 1.4 French Parliament adopts controversial copyright bill
    • 1.5 Police crackdown on illegal tow operations in Sydney
    • 1.6 Amsterdam to open a “Chocolate Factory”
    • 1.7 Australian shot in Thailand
    • 1.8 Germany master penalties to beat Argentina to semi-final spot
    • 1.9 Ullrich and Sevilla suspended from Tour de France
  • 2 Closing statements

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