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MuchMusic Video Awards this Sunday in Toronto, Canada; Wikinews will be there

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wikinews will be attending The 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards this weekend, a popular annual event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. True stars will be out to play, present, and else wise schmooze at the CHUM-City Building just above the city’s Entertainment District in the Queen Street West neighbourhood.

MuchMusic is the most popular music channel in Canada, and has been holding the event since 1990. Roughly 6000 fans line the streets surrounding Much headquarters each year, and 1200 more score “the wristband” and enjoy a free festival-style show in the parking lot, watching four outdoor performance areas spread out in the downtown location. New this year is a special roof-top stage, on the top of the building.

Last year’s show reached 3.5 million viewers in Canada and 100 million around the globe, with broadcasts in 65 countries.

Performing at the show will be Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Billy Talent, Hilary Duff, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used, and Finger Eleven.

On stage presenting will be Nickelback, Jay Manuel (Canada’s Next Top Model, America’s Next Top Model), Tara Reid (American Pie, this fall’s Land of Canaan), Joss Stone, Sum 41, Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Grudge 2), Hedley, Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Sean Avery (New York Rangers), George, Sam Roberts, Emilie de Ravin (LOST), Marianas Trench, and Kardinal Offishall.

Photographer Robin Wong will be photographing the red carpet of the MMVAs for Wikinews and Wikipedia. He first helped the sites in April of this year, photographing Hilary Duff at MuchMusic. Wong’s extensive client list includes Fidelty Investments, Flare Magazine, Masterfile, First Light, Fashion Television, FCB Canada, Profit Magazine, Financial Post, and Publicis. His works have appeared in the 2004 and 2005 Applied Arts Awards Annual, the top publication for the creative industry.

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Aug
24

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

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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, […] we got this crazy idea of talking about humanity with talking animals in the hopes that, when the film came out, it would make the world just a slightly better place.” The Disney movie addresses several social problems such as racism, sexism, prejudice, stereotyping, and fear. The New York Times said the parental guidance (PG) rated movie was “Funny, smart, thought-provoking — and musical, too.”

Before announcing the award, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal said, “As a Mexican, as a Latin-American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.” The movie was released in March, during the 2016 US presidential race.

In an interview with Variety, the directors of Zootopia said movies about bias and discrimination haven’t been Disney’s main focus, but during its production, “Things were not great in the world. […] It was more like we had our finger on something important right now and we really need to do our best to portray this as honestly as we can. Then with the election and the campaign, the real move towards governing by fear […] I don’t think we could have predicted it any closer with this film.”

With this win, the Walt Disney Company has won nine out of ten Best Animated Feature Film Oscars in the last decade, with Pixar Animation Studio winning six out of them. Zootopia also won Best Animated Film at the Annie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

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Aug
24

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Australian senator to oppose petrol deregulation

Monday, May 15, 2006

Australian senator Barnaby Joyce (Nationals, Queensland) has moved to oppose the government’s planned changes to the country’s petrol retail industry. The National Party, of which Senator Joyce is a member, governs Australia in coalition with the Liberal Party.

The government plans to amend regulations governing the petrol industry to allow oil companies to own more than five percent of petrol stations. Senator Joyce has given notice to disallow regulations that would force the government to debate them in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Senator Joyce said the proposed changes would hurt the smaller retailers in the industry. “What we need is protection for independents and mum and dad businesses,” he told the Australian Financial Review.

Senator Joyce is concerned that the proposed regulations would start takeovers of smaller retailers by oil companies. “Obviously the sites they’re going to get are the sites that are controlled by independents or independent franchisees, what I would term the mum and dad operators,” he said.

“In 1980 we thought it was a good thing for there to be wider participation in the retail market by mum and dad operators and I still think that’s a just cause,” said Senator Joyce.

It is not the first time Senator Joyce has gone against his party’s legislation. Senator Joyce refused to support a government bill changing Australia’s trade practices law in October 2005 and voted against voluntary student unionism legislation in December 2005.

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Aug
23

Critical Questions To Ask Of A Window Company

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Replacing the windows in your home is something that is not an everyday topic around the dinner table but when the time comes to choose a window company in Honolulu HI to supply and install replacement windows there are a number of things you will want to brush up on. You will want to know that the company you finally choose is one which will have provided you with excellent advice during the assessment stage and has a verifiable track record for excellence.

There are a number of salient questions that should be asked as you go through the process of selecting the Window Company in Honolulu HI that will eventually be given your business. Any top-tier window company will gladly answer all your questions and just as it makes a lot of senses to get more than one quotation; it makes equal sense to ask several window companies the same questions. It is important that you feel confident that you have chosen the best windows available and the best window company to supply and install them.

Here are a few critical questions that you should ask the candidates for your business:

* Get the full name and address of the company. If all you get is a PO Box number then insist on their street address. If at all possible try to eventually choose a window company which is reasonably close to your home, you can usually expect better service and response in the future.

* Is the company fully insured? Do not consider working with a window company that does not carry liability insurance and workers comp, these insurances will protect you in the event there is an unfortunate accident while the company personnel are on site.

* Make sure the company is licensed by the state or city whichever is applicable. Remember, having a license to operate means that the contractor has had to pass certain criteria. A business license is not the same; it is a tax requirement and bears no relevance to the skills of the contractor.

* Find out how long the company has been in business. The longer the better is the key, any company that say less than five years old might still be learning the business. Of course, every business has to start somewhere; this is when it’s a good idea to check references and the BBB to see if there have been any problems in the past that have not been satisfactorily solved.

Along with the warranty on workmanship and the company’s record in solving problems all you have to do is ask the companies that you feel comfortable with for a written proposal that fully details what you and the window company have agreed upon in full.

CCC; Custom Contracts, Inc. are a window company in Honolulu HI that have been servicing the needs of the community for over 25 years. As specialists in window replacement they have been selected to install over 200,000 windows and counting.

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Aug
18

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Woman with world’s longest fingernails loses them in car crash

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A woman who held the Guinness World Record for having the world’s longest fingernails has lost them in a four-car accident in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States.

66-year-old Lee Redmond was seriously injured after she was ejected from the sports utility vehicle (SUV) she had been a passenger in. It had collided with one car, causing it to collide with two other cars on Tuesday February 10. She is expected to make a full recovery.

“[Her nails] were damaged beyond repair,” reported the BBC, quoting Guinness World Records, who also said that Redmond’s nails were “a fundamental part of her life and unique character”. The cause of the crash is not yet known and an investigation is ongoing.

Redmond is credited by the Guinness Book for having a combined fingernail length of 28 feet, the longest on record. She has been growing all eight fingers and two thumbnails since 1979. Her longest of all nails was her right thumb, which was 2ft and eleven inches long.

Before Redmond was named as the record holder in 2006, Shridhar Chillal from India had the longest at a combined length of just over twenty feet.

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Aug
18

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Sheila White, Scarborough-Rouge River

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Having worked as an aide, advisor, and Executive Assistant to municipal and provincial politicians, Sheila White is running for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Scarborough-Rouge River riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her 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 Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Aug
11

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Sikka Kaamna Greens- Elevating Standard Of Living

Sikka, from the beginning, has actually tried at its best to offer very lavish and also comfy lives to the people. It concentrates in bringing ingenious modifications to every upcoming project that the firm takes in hand. Sikka has consistently attempted to make the lives of individuals that lay their trust upon it, richer and also Fuller. Once more, the company rightly appears to be keeping its promises with its latest task, Sikka Kaamna Greens, Noida. The project seems to be larger than life and promises to make lives heavenly.

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Sikka takes care of its clients’ dreams and also therefore addresses every job as its very own desire project. The firm values well for individuals’s dreams of living as well as spending their lives with their households in an extremely comfortable also luxurious house. It every single time develops jobs that can be considered-ed as combo of both the firm’s dreams along with folks’s hopes of leading enhancing lives. Sikka Kaamna Greens, Noida, rightly represents this combination. With the project similar to this desires can truly be considered-ed as coming true.

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(i) Concept: The principle of Sikka Kaamna Greens has been led by the topmost architect named C.P. Kukreja Associates. Their business has actually been placed well as well as the CNBC picked them as the most premium engineer of India who have actually been continually revealing outstanding developments in preparing team housing projects. This accomplishment of the engineer simply verifies the really worth of Sikka Kaamna Greens

(ii) Site plan: Sikka Kaamna Greens, the latest as well as incredibly encouraging job of Sikka Groups top large surface of 12.5 acres. The household homes being offered in the project ranges from 1 bhk to 4 bhk. Furthermore, the task has actually been planned in such a way that it could cater well to the requirements of people who would like to live as well as enjoy an extremely contemporary way of life. The sporting activities facility that it prepares to give will be helpful to brighten the talents of the homeowners. Below individuals will certainly be able to delight in living in natural environments.

(iii) Location: Talking regarding area, it seems to be simply ideal i.e. Sector-143, FNG Expressway, in the neighborhood of Taj Corridor in Noida. Not simply this but Kaamna Greens is additionally well connected to several essential courses and bridges like NH 24, DND as well as areas like Kalindi kunj in Delhi. As well as soon Metro station as well will certainly be within its reach. So, the location of Kaamna Greens Noida is quite excellent with amazing connection.

(iv) Highlights: Sikka Kaamna Greens has actually acquired all the major centers like excellent connectivity to Delhi/NCR, swimming pool, gymnasium, extensive safety and security system, and so on

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Why choose Sikka Kaamna Greens.

The very best aspect of Sikka Kaamna Greens in Noida is that it does not simply serve the purpose of raising folks’s lifestyles by providing them sophisticated and very large houses yet also safeguards them from a natural risk, called earthquake. It has been designed as a quake resistant domestic task keeping in consideration the Earthquake Zone IV policies.

Tempting Features as well as centers

(i) Land for the job has been allotted by NDA, NOIDA advancement authority.

(ii) Metro Station will certainly quickly be coming nearby.

(iii) High paced elevators.

(iv) Eco-friendly arrangement with open spaces for appropriate flow of light and air.

(v) High-tech security arrangements with 24 X 7 working intercom and also CCTV.

(vi) Uninterrupted 24 X 7 water and power supply.

(vii) Premium atmosphere at entrance and also lobby of every single tower.

(viii) Provision of all-natural light as well as Ventilation for all the devices.

(ix) Creatively developed layout. Flooring sizes ranging from 650 sq ft. area to 1150 sq ft.

(x) Elite club with celebration venue.

(xi) All the essential facilities within reach like World-class clinical solutions, money clean services, and so on

(xii) Proper broadband connectivity and also most recent firefighting devices.

(xiii) Admirable connection with Delhi/NCR.

(xiv) Topmost Schools, universities, shopping centers along with shopping complexes are all nearby.

(xv) Connecting to renowned IT business.

Right option for financial investment

Sikka has managed to make an excellent credibility in very brief period of time. It has established itself as the most relied on brand name in various company locations. So, buying this upcoming job of Sikka can just show to be a very smart selection. Individuals could choose to purchase it for monetary advantages In future and for living extravagantly. Sikka Kaamna Greens Noida has actually acquired every amenities required for a flawlessly comfy living.

Concluding the entire

Sikka team is recognized for supplying high quality job and for satisfying their guarantees. The job has actually already earned goodwill among-st the neighborhood as a result of the trust element that the name Sikka has actually had the ability to make. The firm is renowned-ed for supplying its tasks in time that is confirmed with the volume of tasks it has yet finished. Sikka Kaamna Greens will certainly take the name of the firm to one more level with the facilities it has got to give and allure individuals with.

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Aug
11

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.

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Aug
11

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U.S. superbug expected to emerge in Canada

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

An infectious superbug spreading in the United States is to “emerge in force” in Canada, doctors fear. The bacteria have been reported popping up in day care centers and locker rooms across the U.S. Usually elderly or very ill hospital patients get the disease.

More than 2 million U.S. residents are infected every year, the Centers for Disease Control estimates.

An article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Tuesday said that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are “spreading with alarming rapidity.” The bacteria can cause boils, pimples, or in extreme cases, flesh-eating disease, and more.

“The resistant bacteria is an old foe with new fangs: a pathogen combining virulence, resistance and an ability to disseminate at large,” wrote Dr. John Conly, medical professor and an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario are the provinces which already have had MRSA in hospitals.

A 30-year-old Calgary, Alberta man died last year of lung abscesses associated with the infection, as well as a three-month old toddler in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios, last summer, suffered from an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus in his leg. Pitcher Ty Taubenheim had a similar infection on his foot.

Doctors are currently investigating some Calgary residents, who could be one of the first Canadian reports of MRSA outside of a hospital setting.

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Aug
04

Five Inexpensive Ways To Change The Interior Of Your House

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It would be nice to decorate your own house. You will be sure that you alone have that particular design. Aside from that, you will be able to incorporate your ideas and make your home your own.

However, not everyone is brave enough to redecorate his house. Many are scared that they will not get it right. They do not want to mess up the house they got from Gilbert Homes for sale. Apart from that, redecorating also means incurring expenses. Almost everyone is allergic to expenses nowadays. On the contrary, redecorating does not have to be expensive. You do not have to make drastic changes as well.

Here are some effective ways to redecorate your house without spending a lot:

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1. Redecorate your house by rearranging the furniture and using the available materials at home. This is the most inexpensive way to redecorate your place. Look at the current position of your furniture. Can you walk in and out of the living area with ease or is it too crowded? If it is, you probably need to remove some from the room and transfer it to a different space. It does not mean that you have to use the whole set in a room. To add new color, look for rags or curtains in the house. You will surely find something that you can use for the other rooms.

2. Add more color in the room through pillows and other accessories. New covers for the pillows are not as expensive. You can also purchase new inexpensive accessories. As long as it follows the color scheme of your original design, it will look good in the room.

3. Instead of buying new furniture, build it. If you are comfortable with power tools, you can always start on a new project. If not, hire someone who is and negotiate the price. If you want to have a coffee table, sketch it, and have it built.

4. Use drapes and introduce new fabrics in the room. If you do not want to change the colors of your pillow covers, you can always use the fabrics on other parts of the house. You can sew covers for your dining chairs and pillows. You can also do the same for your curtain. There are various inexpensive materials in the market today, which are available in various colors and patterns. This means that you do not have to limit your choices on plains. As long as the color works well with the rest of the furniture and accessories, then it will look good.

5. You can use paint and it does not necessarily to be on the wall. You can use paint on your shelves or other portions of the house. You can also play with patterns and lines by using blue tape. Sketch a design first before you start taping parts of the wall.

Getting your house from Gilbert Homes for sale does not mean that you can no longer improve it. You can redecorate your house without spending too much. All you need is to be creative and plan what you want to do.

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