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    Typhoon Phanfone strikes Philippines

    Saturday, December 28, 2019 Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on the central Philippines from Tuesday night through to Wednesday, killing at least 20 according to Philippine officials on Thursday, and leaving reportedly at least 15,000 stranded at ports. Phanfone impacted upon popular tourist attractions, such as Boracay and Coron, as well as the Kalibo International Airport. It also blocked roads and forced over 58,000 civilians to evacuate. Phanfone damaged similar regions to Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000 people in 2013. Cindy Ferrer, head of a regional civil defense office, said “[Typhoon Phanfone is] like the younger sibling of Haiyan. It’s less destructive, but it followed a similar path”. Philippine Red…

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    Inquiry finds proper maintenance might have prevented 2009 North Sea helicopter disaster

    Sunday, March 16, 2014 A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) ruled on Thursday a helicopter crash into the North Sea might have been prevented had proper maintenance procedures been followed. All sixteen on board died when the aircraft went down off the Scottish coast. After a hearing in Aberdeen, Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle found Bond Offshore Helicopters failed to remove a component after a metal shard was found. The shard suggested spalling, or the shedding of metal particles in the aircraft’s gearbox. “The size and shape of the particle found […] were consistent with an advanced stage of classic spalling” according to the inquiry’s findings. A week before the crash Bond…

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    G20 Summit plans to inject US$5tn into economy before 2011

    Friday, April 3, 2009 The G20 Summit held in London, England concluded Thursday with an injection into the economy of US$5 trillion by the end of 2010. Global trade would be supported by $250 billion (169.5 billion pounds). “We are going to act decisively to kickstart international trade. We will ensure availability of at least $250 billion over the next two years,” said Gordon Brown Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The International Monetary Fund IMF will have access to $750bn in resources of which $250bn will support special drawing rights. Developing countries received $100bn which will be dispensed via Multilateral development banks. Towards this end, the IMF will sell…

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    Tips For Pet Health Care

    Click Here For More Specific Information On: Circumcision Clinic byadmin Pets are our friends and apart from providing company and protection to us, they provide some physical and emotional benefits as well. They are our companions, which is also similar to having a partner. While looking towards the benefits of your companion animal, it is imperative to ensure that they remain in good health. In the following, one will see some important pet health care facts to consider in order to achieve optimal health care for your pet. Checkups at Regular intervals Checkups can prove to be beneficial in preventing a lot of health related problems of pets in advance.…

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    Judge orders residents and city to come to agreement on partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York

    Thursday, June 19, 2008 Buffalo, New York —Judge Justice Christopher Burns of the New York State Supreme Court has ordered a halt to an emergency demolition on a 19th century stable and livery on 428-430 Jersey Street in Buffalo, New York that partially collapsed on Wednesday June 11, initially causing at least 15 homes to be evacuated. At least two homes remain evacuated. Burns orders that both the city and the group Save The Livery (www.savethelivery.com) have to come to an agreement on what to do with the building, and try to work out ways of saving at least some portions if it including the facade, side walls and a…

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    CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Stefan Jetchick in Louis-Hébert

    Friday, October 10, 2008 In an attempt to speak with as many candidates as possible during the 2008 Canadian federal election, Wikinews has talked via email with Stefan Jetchick, who is a candidate in Quebec’s Louis-Hébert riding, running under the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP) banner. The CHP is a minor, registered political party running a significant number of candidates across the country, looking to earn its first ever seat in the House of Commons. Jetchick is their only candidate running in the province. The Quebec riding of Louis-Hébert, in the Capitale-Nationale region, has existed in the House of Commons since 2004. It includes the west section of Quebec…

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    Where To Find Co Working Spaces In Chicago

    Click Here For More Specific Information On: Designer For Kitchens Australia Design For Indoor Kitchen Submitted by: Cari Sommer With so many new innovations and changes in the traditional work environment, Chicago startups now have to be more creative than ever. In order to make the most of their independent business endeavors, many businesses that hire interns are now turning to co-working; a new concept that allows people to plug in at an office facility when working from home or from your local coffee shop just doesn t cut it. Co-working is a way to create a more productive environment for your Chicago startup business. Here are a few great…

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    Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion

    Monday, October 9, 2006 On Monday, October 9, 2006, Google Inc. announced its decision to purchase YouTube, the popular video-sharing site, for $1.65 billion in stock. Following the closure of the deal, YouTube will operate independently, “to preserve” its user community and its brand, the announcement said. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google stated “The YouTube team has built an exciting and powerful media platform that complements Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our companies share similar values; we both always put our users first and are committed to innovating to improve their experience. Together, we are natural partners to offer a compelling…

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    Eleven die in Libya over Muhammad cartoon T-shirt

    Sunday, February 19, 2006 At least 11 people died in Benghazi, Libya on Friday when about 1,000 protesters surrounded and set fire to an Italian consulate and burned Danish flags. The demonstration was in protest of Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli, who had worn a T-shirt displaying the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. A Libyan government statement said, “eleven casualties, including dead, resulted from the clashes.” some of the casualties were police officers. After wearing the T-shirt, Calderoli offered to resign. On Saturday, Libya suspended its Interior Minister, Nasr al-Mabrouk. Libya said that “excessive use of force” was used in the riots the day before. The government also said that “all those…

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    Politically concerned movie Zootopia wins Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 On Sunday, Disney’s Zootopia won the Oscars award for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony held at Los Angeles. Pixar’s animated short Piper won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film and Disney’s The Jungle Book won for Visual Effects. Others competing with Zootopia in the category were Kubo and the Two Strings, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, and Disney’s Moana. This was the first Oscar for directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore who were previously nominated for, respectively, Bolt and Wreck-It Ralph. In the acceptance speech, director Byron Howard said, “About five years ago, almost six now,…