Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 25) city council candidates speak

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Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 25) city council candidates speak

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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 25). Three candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Blair, Robertson Boyle, Tony Dickins, Cliff Jenkins (incumbent), and […]

Dove ad viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube

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Dove ad viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube

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Saturday, November 4, 2006 An advertisement for Dove beauty products has been viewed by well over three million people, without ever being on television. A copywriter from Ogilvy Toronto, the advertising agency that created a spot named “evolution”, uploaded the advertisement to video sharing website YouTube. While the official upload of the ad itself has […]

Legislators in US states call for the impeachment of President Bush

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Legislators in US states call for the impeachment of President Bush

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Tuesday, May 2, 2006 Legislators in three states have introduced resolutions calling for the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Learn more about Movement to impeach George W. Bush Public perception and assessments of George W. Bush on Wikipedia. US state legislators Karen Yarbrough of Illinois, Paul Koretz of […]

John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

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John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 It can be difficult to be John Reed. Christopher Hitchens called him a “Bin Ladenist” and Cathy Young editorialized in The Boston Globe that he “blames the victims of terrorism” when he puts out a novel like Snowball’s Chance, a biting send-up of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm which he was inspired […]

Exclusive interview with prominent blogger, David Farrar

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Exclusive interview with prominent blogger, David Farrar

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 Freelance journalist writing for Wikinews, Gabriel Pollard, with help from Brian Anderton, has interviewed New Zealand-based blogger, David Farrar on blogging, web 2.0, and the Internet in general. David Farrar is most known for his “fairly popular” blog, Kiwiblog, where he posts on various topics, including politics and technology. He is […]

News briefs:April 27, 2010

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News briefs:April 27, 2010

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Former Louisiana Tech University President F. Jay Taylor dies aged 87

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Former Louisiana Tech University President F. Jay Taylor dies aged 87

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 F. Jay Taylor, the former president of Louisiana Tech University, died Sunday aged 87. Taylor held the post from 1962 until his retirement in 1987. During his tenure, Taylor made major changes to the university, securing funds to improve campus infrastructure. He started his career as a historian and was also […]

Reus to miss Euro 16 due to injury

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Reus to miss Euro 16 due to injury

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Today, Joachim Löw, manager of the German national football team, dropped Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus from the UEFA Euro 2016 squad. Marco Reus, who turned 27 years old today, is suffering from a groin injury. He also missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup with an ankle injury. Löw said their […]

Getting even with the law: Wikinews interviews New York City’s ‘Jimmy Justice’

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Getting even with the law: Wikinews interviews New York City’s ‘Jimmy Justice’

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 “What bothers me is watching an officer write someone a summons and then commit the exact same violation with their official vehicle. A civilian known as ‘Jimmy Justice’ who resides in New York City (NYC), New York, the largest city in the United States, has been videotaping NYC police officers and […]

Restrictions imposed in China textile trade with U.S.

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Restrictions imposed in China textile trade with U.S.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 In an effort to ease complaints by the U.S. and Europe about a heavy influx of low priced Chinese goods, China will raise export tariffs on 74 categories of textile products in June. This follows plans from the U.S. to impose quotas on Chinese textiles and clothing. Products likely to see […]