Wednesday, January 18, 2006

London, UK — The Vodafone GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Mobile Data Network within the UK was off the air for several hours, but Vodafone staff were unable to supply any details as to how or why this had happened. The incident seems to have originated within Southern England, but spread “nationwide” within a short period.

Customers were therefore unable to access data services for a protracted period, including WAP browsing from mobile phones, email from personal devices like Blackberries and Windows Mobile Messengers, and full access over data cards from laptops.

Some criticism has been levelled at the company for failing to provide an easy source of information on the problem, with the only realistic option being to queue for a response from a call centre, as no information could be found on their public-facing website. This practice, whilst far from unique to Vodafone within the telecommunications industry, contrasts poorly with the common practice for most ISPs (Internet Service Providers), who conventionally provide a “system status” page on their website.

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This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.

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The progress made by modern medicine in recent centuries has decreased the risk of death during childbirth to almost zero, yet birth injuries are still quite common. Most of these injuries take no more than a few days, weeks, or months to heal. However, some birth injuries, such as brain damage, can impact children so severely that they are not able to recover.

Some of these injuries are unavoidable. However, in rare cases, they are the result of carelessness or medical negligence. When this is the case, parents should hire a Birth Injury Attorney in Bloomington who can help them understand their legal options.

Breaches in Standard of Care

In order to prove medical negligence, a lawyer must demonstrate that the doctor responsible did not follow standard procedures or failed to provide an adequate standard of care. There are many different factors that can contribute to proving medical negligence, including the patient’s age and medical history.

Proving the Cause of Birth Injuries

In addition to proving that an adequate standard of care was not met, a Birth Injury Attorney in Bloomington must also prove that this negligence directly caused the child’s injuries. There are several ways in which this may occur. These include misdiagnosis of medical problems or failure to diagnose them properly, failing to administer adequate treatment, prescribing the wrong medications, or failing to inform patients of any treatment risks.

Get Help with Ongoing Medical Bills

When a child has sustained a substantial injury during his or her birth, the medical bills can pile up fast. The family may be left providing care throughout the child’s life, placing a substantial burden on everyone involved. That’s why families are often awarded monetary compensation after birth injuries that result from medical malpractice or negligence.

Consult a Lawyer

Although families are free to pursue malpractice claims without any official help, it is highly advisable that anyone considering filing a claim after a birth injury contact an attorney with experience in the field. Not only does taking this step increase families’ chances of receiving a better compensation package, but it also helps to remove some of their stress. Learn more about us or call us today to set up an initial consultation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed James Comey from his position as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Officially, Comey was fired for mishandling the issue with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s alleged misuse of private email servers, but Senate Democrats and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have raised concerns over whether the real reason may have been that Comey was leading the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia and possible tampering with the election that placed Trump in high office.

CNN reports a source within the White House told CNN reporter Dana Bash the President’s office gave this reason intending to avoid controversy because many Democrats have also criticized Comey for mishandling the Clinton case, and some have blamed him for Clinton losing the election. Specifically, recently confirmed Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a memo criticizing Comey’s statements in a July 2016 press conference, in which he called Hillary Clinton “extremely careless” for using private email servers to transmit government information but said she would not be charged with a crime. “The director was wrong to usurp the attorney general’s authority on 5 July 2016, and announce his conclusion that the [Clinton] case should be closed without prosecution. […] Compounding the error, the director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation,” wrote Rosenstein.

“It simply defies logic that President Trump, who made the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails a centerpiece of his campaign, would all of the sudden convert to the view that Clinton was treated unfairly,” said Democratic Senator Christopher S. Murphy. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin rejected it as “absurd.” He went on to compare it to the dismissal of Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal.

Anthony Romero of the ACLU also expressed concern: “The independence of the FBI director is meant to ensure that the president does not operate above the law. For President Trump to fire the man responsible for investigating his own campaign’s ties to the Russians imperils that fundamental principle.”

Most Republicans agreed with Trump’s decision. Senator Chuck Grassley said, “The handling of the Clinton email investigation is a clear example of how Comey’s decisions have called into question the trust and political independence of the FBI.” However, Republican Representative Justin Amash referred to the rationale behind the dismissal as “bizarre” and said that he and his staff would look into laws that might allow the establishment of an independent commission to continue the Russia investigation. Such a commission has also been called for by Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Bob Casey.

Minority leader Chuck Schumer said, “If deputy attorney general Rosenstein does not appoint an independent special prosecutor, every American will rightly suspect that the decision to fire director Comey was part of a cover-up.”

Schumer was one of several Senate Democrats to ask for a special prosecutor or special counsel. Others, expressing themselves both by Tweet and traditional television interviews, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Cory Booker of New Jersey. However, special prosecutors are appointed by the U.S. Attorney General, in this case Jeff Sessions who recused himself from any further involvement in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. According to ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, the responsibility would then fall to a deputy, who would be unlikey to act except in response to pressure from Congress.

President Trump responded, as is his custom, via tweet: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp” and “The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!”

Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is to serve as acting head of the FBI until a replacement is confirmed.

 This story has updates See Changing position, President Trump says FBI Director Comey was fired over Russia investigation, showboating, May 13, 2017 
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to a mass communication medium. Last January Dr. Cailliau retired from CERN, the European particle physics lab where the WWW emerged.

Wikinews offered the engineer a virtual beer from his native country Belgium, and conducted an e-mail interview with him (which started about three weeks ago) about the history and the future of the web and his life and work.

Wikinews: At the start of this interview, we would like to offer you a fresh pint on a terrace, but since this is an e-mail interview, we will limit ourselves to a virtual beer, which you can enjoy here.

Robert Cailliau: Yes, I myself once (at the 2nd international WWW Conference, Chicago) said that there is no such thing as a virtual beer: people will still want to sit together. Anyway, here we go.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Paramedics employed by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales in Australia marched on the New South Wales parliament today. They called for the Government to sack Ambulance Service of New South Wales CEO Greg Rochford, hire 300 additional ambulance officers and 60 patient transport officers. Paramedics gave the Government 48 hours to agree to the proposed staffing levels or face industrial action.

“We are currently at the same levels of staffing that we had in 2002 and these not withstanding, also there’s been an increase in workload of 5 per cent per year every year since then,” said Health Services Union general secretary Michael Williamson.

The union also called for chief executive Greg Roachford and other senior management to be sacked over what has been described as a culture of bullying.

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There are few organizations in the United States that elicit a stronger emotional response than the American Civil Liberties Union, whose stated goal is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States”. Those people include gays, Nazis, women seeking abortion, gun owners, SPAM mailers and drug users. People who are often not popular with various segments of the public. The ACLU’s philosophy is not that it agrees or disagrees with any of these people and the choices that they make, but that they have personal liberties that must not be trampled upon.

In Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s interview with the President of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen, he wanted to cover some basic ground on the ACLU’s beliefs. Perhaps the area where they are most misunderstood or have their beliefs most misrepresented is their feelings about religion in the public sphere. The ACLU categorically does not want to see religion disappear from schools or in the public forum; but they do not want to see government advocacy of any particular religion. Thus, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s placement of a ten ton monument to the Ten Commandments outside the courthouse is strenuously opposed; but “Lone Ranger of the Manger” Rita Warren’s placement of nativity scenes in public parks is vigorously defended. In the interview, Strossen talks about how certain politicians and televangelists purposefully misstate the law and the ACLU’s work in order to raise funds for their campaigns.

David Shankbone’s discussion with Strossen touches upon many of the ACLU’s hot button issues: religion, Second Amendment rights, drug liberalization, “partial-birth abortion” and whether or not George W. Bush should be impeached. It may surprise the reader that many ideas people have about the most visible of America’s civil libertarian organizations are not factually correct and that the ACLU often works closely with many of the organizations people think despise its existence.

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CFD Trading: A New Way To Trading


Bill Perey

CFD trading is a new way to trading that offers greater flexibility than normal share trading. The most important benefit is that you can make profits from both rising and falling markets. Trading CFD opens up new doors to several trading opportunities as you can go long or short on shares, Forex and other financial instruments. You can also do CFD commodity trading. Gold Trading is very popular in this category.

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A CFD (Contract for Difference) is a simple contract between the buyer and seller specifying that the seller will pay to the buyer the difference between the current value of a financial instrument and its value at contract time. If the difference is positive, the seller pays to the buyer, and if it is negative, the buyer has to pay to the seller the difference in the amount. When it comes to trading for commodity CFDs, buying and selling gold is considered as the best option. It is extremely reliable and your money remains safe for a long period of time. The investment can be converted into a long-term or short-term investment depending upon your needs and requirements. There are a lot of advantages of trading gold. As the prices of gold remain unaffected by extrinsic factors such as outer economic conditions, it is considered as one of the most profitable financial instruments. Gold trading is undoubtedly the safest option available for investors. The benefit is that you can make money even in difficult times. Before investing in gold, you should assess your options. Think if you wish to invest for short, medium or long term. Also analyze if you’re investing for saving, diversifying or using it as a form of financial insurance. There are a lot of options available for investing in gold. These include gold stock, gold exchange traded funds, paper gold, gold futures, spread-betting, digital gold, precious metal unit trusts, bullion bars and coins and gold certificates. Assess your investment options and decide carefully where to invest and how to invest. As an investor, you also have an option of CFD day trading. Here you play safe and don’t expose yourself to the overnight risk of stock. Additionally, you don’t have to pay overnight interest cost. CFD trading is indeed one of the best trading options that offers greater flexibility than normal trading methods. It opens up new horizons to several trading opportunities and offers new and reliable sources of investment. CFD trading

is considered as one of the best and safest options for investment. It is a sort of agreement between two parties to exchange the difference in value of a particular asset between the time at which the contract is opened and the time at which it is closed.

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