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School bus crash kills one student in Georgia, US

Monday, October 4, 2010

A school bus, with fourteen students from the Temple High School aboard, crashed in Georgia, United States, earlier today on Georgia State Route 113 going southbound, killing one student and leaving a dozen more injured. It is reported that at the time of the crash there was a trainee driving the bus.

According to the Carroll County Schools Superintendent, one student was killed and a dozen others were in need of medical care after the bus rolled over. A spokesman for the mayor and a highway patrolman also confirmed that a student died. The student has been identified as James Rashawn Walker of Temple, Georgia. It is reported that the bus was heading southbound on the highway when the driver lost control and drove into a ditch, which caused the bus to turn over.

Witnesses reported the bus flipped multiple times before coming to a halt. According to a witness, Ben Cole, a lot of the students were crying and in pain. The six injured were taken to the Tanner Medical Center and the Higgins Hospital, among them was the 45-year-old female bus driver. The Carrol County Sheriff’s Department are advising concerned parents to gather at Temple High School.

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Dog flu spreads across the US

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Dogs are normally resistant to most flu strains. Since about 2000, a new strain of dog flu has been spreading in America, and there’s no vaccine to prevent it.

To limit exposure to the flu, some dog owners are avoiding public places like dog shows and parks. Since the flu can spread where groups of dogs are housed, some dog owners are nervous about the practice of putting their pets in kennels. According to Edward Dubovil, director of the animal virology lab at Cornell University, 100% of dogs appear to be susceptible to infection by this new flu strain. It is estimated that 1-5% of infected dogs are dying from this flu strain. The symptoms of dog flu are akin to those of kennel cough, a more common and less serious illness.

Starting in 2004 there have been many outbreaks of flu at dog race tracks. Since early in 2004, researchers have been working to characterize the type of flu that is infecting dogs. In September of 2005 it was reported that this dog flu strain had crossed over from horses to dogs. This type of flu virus has been infecting horses for at least 40 years. It is expected that existing flu vaccines for horses can soon be adapted for use in dogs.

The spread of a horse flu virus to dogs is an example of what could happen with bird flu. Currently the bird flu is transmitted from birds to humans but does not spread easily from person to person. The new strain of dog flu shows signs of having been genetically modified from the original horse-preferring virus strain making it easy to transmit from dog to dog. Future genetic modifications of bird flu could better adapt it to humans and allow it to spread from person to person. The chance of such viral evolution can be reduced by limiting exposure of humans to bird flu.

At this time, the new dog flu virus strain does not seem to be a danger for humans. However, humans will be monitored for signs of infection by new genetic variants of the dog flu. Due to the close physical association between pet dogs and humans, a flu strain that could jump from dogs to humans would be of great concern. Recently evolved virus strains that jump from one species to another are often particularly lethal because the newly infected species may have little or no immunity to the new virus strain.

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4 Useful Guidelines For Negotiating Furniture During An Agreement To Sell A House

4 Useful Guidelines For Negotiating Furniture During An Agreement To Sell A House

By Danica Reynes

To effectively negotiate furniture into the sales agreement for a house, you should identify in advance any furniture that you are interested in selling or buying, let the realtor know your terms and expectations, don’t be afraid to receive or make a counteroffer, and closely examine the sales contract.

When purchasing or selling a home you can expect to do a great deal of negotiating and bargaining. Common points of discussion between sellers and buyers can include the price of the homes for sale as well as what items are included in the sales agreement such as furniture. Here is advice on the best way to successfully negotiate the furniture during the real estate transaction process:

Earmark early on any furniture you might be interested in selling or purchasing

If you’re selling, have a clear list of which items of furniture you don’t mind selling with the house. When deals are in a stalemate, this is usually when furniture is added to the sale. But it is good to be prepared in case your buyer brings up the topic of including additional items in the package. If you are a buyer, you should make sure to identify any items in the house that you might be interested in when you are allowed to see inside. Make a list of furniture that you would find to be difficult or costly to replace.

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It is important that you explain to the realtor what it is you want

When you have pointed out the times you desire to sell or purchase, you should write these down and give your real estate agent the list. The realtor will be responsible for presenting the terms and handling the negotiation between the buyer and seller. For buyers, it is important that you let the realtor know what your expectations of the deal are. Sellers should be wary when it comes to disposing of a lot of furniture quickly. you may want to hold back on offering high-cost pieces early in the negotiation, but you should let the realtor know your terms. If you determine that the potential homebuyer needs additional encouragement to pursue the purchase you can add your more expensive furniture items to the package.

There is no need to be afraid about making or getting a counteroffer

If you are a seller, you should be prepared for your initial offer to be rejected and for the possibility that you will receive a counter proposal. If you are presented with a counteroffer, look over it to see if the terms and conditions are consistent with your needs and then make a decision about whether you want to add furniture to the agreement. If the seller’s proposal has room for negotiation then the buyer should not refrain from voicing his/her alternative proposition.

Thoroughly read any sales contract before signing

The seller should be able to provide a clear sales contract detailing the terms they are selling under. Double check it to see if it is satisfactory and will not put you at a disadvantage. It is essential for buyers to examine the contract of their seller as to be aware of any furniture or other items included in the transaction. You can also have your lawyer review it to make sure you do not miss any of the fine print.

Buying or selling a house is a major endeavor; so, buyers and sellers need to be ready to take on all necessary points of negotiation.

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Wikinews interviews meteorological experts on Cyclone Phalin

Monday, October 14, 2013

Half-a-million people have fled their homes in and around the Indian state of Orissa after Cyclone Phailin made landfall.

Wikinews interviewed specialists in meteorology about the devastation the cyclone has caused.

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Singapore Airlines bid for China Eastern Airlines unsuccessful

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A bid made by Singapore Airlines for a 24% stake in China Eastern Airlines was turned down by minority shareholders.

Talks about a sale started in March 2007 when Singapore Airlines and China Eastern started negotiations about a possible deal. According to Forbes the deal would have helped China Eastern’s earnings and accelerate the consolidation and would have improved the market position of China’s third-largest airline. Talks went on throughout the year and both companies suspended trading of their shares on May 21, 2007, according to a AFP press release.

The vote took place at a shareholder meeting in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. According to Financial Times Online, the blocking of the SA bid by minority shareholders is bad news for China Eastern Airlines managers, who were and still are in full support of Singapore Airlines, which the Singaporean government owns a 55% stake in via Temasek Holdings.

Financial Times Online says this is most likely due to the fact that Air China not having made any formal bids yet, instead creating many media rumors about a possible purchase. The bid by Air China, that is likely to be larger than that of Singapore Airlines, may be supported by Cathay Pacific, who are in a cross-shareholding relationship with China National Aviation Corporation, the parent company of Air China.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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What To Look For In A Dentist

What To Look For In A Dentist

Submitted by: Julius Dayem

Finding a dentist in South Jordan you care about your family’s dental health can be some work. Does the dentist accept your health insurance? Where did they go to school? What dental schools did they go to? Are they located with all of the other medicine services in South Jordan? When you look for a South Jordan dentist, should you care more about the health of your smile or the health of your wallet? I’ll share with you a few tips to help you find the South Jordan dentist that’s right for you and your family oral care.

How to get a good dentist in South Jordan:

There’s a lot of ways to find a dentist in South Jordan. The first way to do it is to do a search on the Internet using the search term, “South Jordan Dentist.” That’s really a quick way of doing it. Using this method to find a dentist, you’ll see what they have to offer. Where they went to dental schools, do they have cancer services? Do the accept Delta Dental (one of the most common dental insurances). Remember, you’re not critiquing the most fancy South Jordan Dentist web site. You’re looking for the best dentist for your family.

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To expand on this idea of dentist research on the internet, look in many of South Jordan Dentist health services offices and you can get all the info you need. Which services they offer, what their philosophy is on dental services. Their dental schools, and what their dental costs are for different procedures.

Get the dentist telephone number in case they don’t list on their site the costs for the dental procedure you need.

Another method for getting a dentist in South Jordan is to ask people you know. You can begin with people you know. Family, friends, church people. Surely you will find someone with personal knowledge of a South Jordan Dentist. There will be someone who knows which care services they offer. Ask them if they like the dentist. How many times have they been to that particular dentist and, when will they return? Choose their most kind and loved individual of their family, a husband or wife, and ask if they have any reservations sending their loved ones to the dentist they recommend for oral care.

It’s important to know what the dentist can offer. Not every South Jordan dentist is the same. They don’t charge the same for the dental services either. If a dentist has gone to dental schools for specialized training, that can make a difference in the amount charged for services. Another thing to consider is, to know whether or not there is a premium fee for dentistry in an emergency situation. Will you get the support from the dental office when you need it at a price you can afford?

There’s more to consider when choosing a dentist:

If a dentist only knows about oral care and no other medicine services, something may get overlooked. This may sound trivial but, you don’t want to get a root canal when all you had were deep roots and a bad case of sinusitis. How well are they connected to the medicine services community? You should be able to find a South Jordan dentist who has this kind of support behind their services.

The dentist you choose should be kind, gentle and friendly at all times. If they can’t be friendly to you without their hands in your mouth, how can you expect them to give you the oral care you need? This is especially important if you need a dentist with dental services that are maybe more complicated. Fore example, a dentist who can do root canals or, do work on young children. If you don’t select a kind and gentle dentist for your young children, it could develop into a problem for many years of their life jeopardizing their health.

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Migrant workers in Dominos Pizza ‘slavery’

Friday, August 10, 2007

Eight Hungarian migrant workers sacked from a Domino’s Pizza franchise in Derby, England are said to have taken home virtually no pay for months because of illegal deductions.

The claim is refuted by the company who said in a statement “We have begun a thorough investigation during which we have scrutinised the franchisee’s employment practices. This took place with his full co-operation. The franchisee concerned is confident that he possesses the evidence required to refute these allegations. To the extent that we have been informed of all allegations and have reviewed all available evidence, we also believe this to be the case.”

The sacked workers are being supported in their claim by the workers union Unite. The union say the “there appeared to be a deliberate strategy of keeping the workers in debt to the company through a series of crippling deductions. The deductions included payments to cover the contract purchase of a car from their employer, insurance for the vehicle provided through their employer, and exorbitant rent for substandard accommodation, again provided through their employer. In addition, some workers had to pay fees of up to £180 for an “introduction” to the company. One worker earned just £5 in four months because of the constant and hefty deductions out of his wage packet. When the workers protested they were sacked.”

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CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Vicki Gunn in York—Simcoe

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 Vicki Gunn. Gunn is a candidate in Ontario’s York—Simcoe 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.

The riding has existed from 1968 to 1979, from 1988 to 1997, and from 2004 to present. As of the next provincial election in Ontario, it will be recognised as a provincial electoral district as well. Over the years, the riding has been represented by the Liberal Party, Progressive Conservative Party, again by the Progressive Conservatives, again by the Liberals, and since its recreation, the seat has been held by the Conservative Party of Canada.

Peter Van Loan, the Conservative incumbent, is the Minister Responsible for Democratic Reform and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. The other candidates in the riding, besides Van Loan and the CHP’s Gunn, are New Democrat Sylvia Gerl, Liberal Judith Moses, and the Green Party‘s John Dewar.

The following is an interview with Gunn, conducted via email. The interview is published unedited, as sent to Wikinews.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/OH-WY

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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.

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