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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 Correction — November 19, 2009 In the final line of this article, it is stated that The West Australian is a News Limited paper. It is actually independent – the News Limited paper in Perth is the Sunday Times

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

With an election coming up this Saturday in the Australian state of Queensland, Wikinews reporter Patrick Gillett previews the contesting parties.

The current distribution of seats has the Australian Labor Party with 58 of the 86 total, the Liberal National Party with 25, the Queensland Greens & One Nation with one each and independents holding four.

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is currently in government and have been since 1998. Current premier and leader of the ALP Anna Bligh will be, if Labor wins, the first female to elected premier in Australian history. Ms Bligh became the third female premier in Australian history when Peter Beattie resigned in 2007.

The premier has received criticism from other parties for backflipping on its commitment to run a full term. “After 11 years in office, Ms Bligh only cares about one job: her own,” said Lawrence Springborg head of the Liberal National Party (LNP) and the Leader of the Opposition.

The Liberal National Party is currently in opposition. It is seen as a prototype for a national merger between the Liberal and National parties. The Opposition need to pick up at least twenty seats from the government to overcome the significant Labor majority and a number of independents.

The Queensland Greens are the states largest minor party. The Greens unveiled its policy to open two solar power stations on the weekend of January 31/February 1.

“We can tackle climate change and create long-term jobs, but Labor can’t see that because they are blinded by the interests of their big donors – the urban development and coal industries,” said Mt Coo-tha candidate Larrisa Waters.

The Greens main policies have been stated “Green collar jobs”, “managing where the money is going”, education and transport.

“The Greens want to give the community and the environment a voice back in State Parliament,” says Ms Waters.

The Socialist Alliance will run two candidates as independents because of what they call “restrictive rules for registration.”

Wikinews conducted an interview with the Socialist Alliance on March 2rd in which they said, “That choosing between “tweedledee” and “tweedledum” once every few years is not real democracy, and with the planet in peril, facing an economic meltdown, and all manner of social problems, we can’t afford to leave sociaety [sic] in the hands of the pro-corporate parties.”

The Daylight Saving for South East Queensland (DS4EQ) party was set up in late 2008. DS4SEQ leader Jason Furze gave an interview to Wikinews in January. “DS4SEQ would like to gain a sizeable percentage of the primary vote and win a number of seats,” Mr furze said. Courier Mail writer Dennis Atkins wrote in today’s Courier Mail that DS4SEQ “will poll better than anyone expected – polling close to double figures in some seats around Brisbane and on the coasts.”

News Limited newspapers The West Australian and the Courier Mail reported that swing voters would decide the election.

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Choosing a toaster oven in today’s market can be difficult. There are literally dozens to choose from. It can be intimidating for a first time buyer to know what is right for them. Five key factors to look for when reading toaster oven reviews are: brand, price, size, features, and warranty. These five elements will be covered throughout the rest of the article to help you better select the toaster oven that is right for you.

Many different brands of toaster ovens are available in the store today. Black & Decker, DeLonghi, Breville, and Cuisinart are some of the most popular ones. Avoid picking a toaster oven that is going to fall apart within the year by choosing a reputable company. Check reviews on the company first before you make your decision. Certain brands have toaster ovens that are under recall for defects in the hardware. Choosing a reliable company will ensure that your toaster oven is going to hold up for years to come.

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Toaster ovens are available in many different prices. They can be found as high as two hundred and fifty dollars or as low as twenty-five dollars. For someone on a budget, there are great budget toaster ovens available in the twenty-five to fifty dollar price range. These are great for a college student trying to replicate home cooking or for someone who doesn’t want to spring for a more expensive one. There are toaster ovens with all sorts of extra features, but they come with a higher price tag. Set a price range for how much you want to spend before you go shopping for your new toaster oven.

When choosing a toaster oven, you also need to keep in mind the size and appearance of the device. White, black, and silver are the most common colors available today. Pick one that is aesthetically pleasing but still provides all the functions you need. Size will determine how much you can fit into your oven. Two racks allow you to cook multiple dishes at the same time, while one rack will only provide enough space for one dish. When selecting the perfect toaster oven for your kitchen, make sure it provides the space you need and matches your other appliances.

Finding a toaster oven with all of the functions and features that you want can be difficult. A pull-out crumb tray, a nonstick surface, and a drip tray makes for a much easier cleanup. Toaster ovens can have either dials, a digital interface, or a combination of both. You can find one with control dials, but digital controls are generally easier to use and more accurate. Rotisseries are becoming more common in toaster ovens and allow you to create restaurant quality dishes with chicken, beef, and pork. Baking pans, pizza pans, and other dishes are usually included with most toaster ovens available today. Toaster ovens can also be found with the ability to use convection heat. Convection ovens have a fan that circulates the air allowing your food to cook more evenly and faster. While there are many other features to look for when making your toaster oven purchase, these are the most important.

Selecting a toaster oven with a good warranty is a very important step in the buying process. Most of them have just a one-year warranty, but if you look hard enough you can find one with a two or three-year warranty. A one-year warranty is generally not built as well as one with a three-year warranty. A great brand that usually carries a three-year limited warranty is Cuisinart. Black & Decker also has a two-year warranty on some of their products. Buying a toaster oven that is built well and comes with a great warranty will make you confident in your new purchase.

Toaster ovens are a great alternative to heating up the tradition oven. They provide meals with a crispier texture than cooking in a microwave. College students use them to prepare quality dishes when a regular oven is not available. Because of this, it is important to take the time and select a quality toaster oven before making your purchase. Combine this information with some great toaster oven reviews and you are sure to find the toaster oven that is right for you.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

In early May, Wikinews extended an invitation to Vitaly Filipchenko, an independent candidate in the 2021 New York City mayoral election, set to take place November 2nd, alongside other candidates. Filipchenko answered some questions about his policies and campaign during a phone interview.

Filipchenko, registered on the New York City Campaign Finance Board as Vitaly A. Filipchenko, is the first Russian candidate for New York City mayor, being born in Tomsk, Siberia in 1973, according to news agency Sputnik. He has since naturalised as a United States citizen. According to the web site, Filipchenko has been educated in road construction and maintenance and owns a moving services company; he describes himself on his web site as a “small business owner”. On his web site’s platform page, he says that “[m]y English may not be perfect – but my platform is.”

Incumbent Democrat mayor Bill de Blasio, who won re-election in the 2017 New York City mayoral election by 66.5%, cannot run for a third term under term limits. As of April 28, 22 candidates are currently running, the majority of whom are also Democrats. Ahead of the June Democratic primary for New York City mayor, a poll conducted May 23 and 24 by WPIX and Emerson College of 12 Democratic candidates with a margin of error of 3.2 per cent has former commissioner for the New York City Department of Sanitation Kathryn Garcia and Borough President of Brooklyn Eric Adams leading with 21.1% and 20.1%, respectively.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Buffalo, New York —Wikinews has learned that, in a surprising turn of events, the city of Buffalo located in New York, has ordered and begun an emergency demolition on a three story 19th century stable which partially collapsed on Wednesday June 11 causing at least five homes to be evacuated. Residents are not happy, and despite the short notice of the demolition, nearly 30 people showed up to protest it. Demolition was not supposed to begin until Monday June 16.

At about 2:30 p.m. (eastern time) on June 13, demolition crew arrived at the stable located at 428 Jersey Avenue and began to unload heavy equipment which will be used to demolish the building. This came as a surprise to residents, as demolition was not supposed to start until Monday June 16.

During the early afternoon hours on June 11, the Buffalo Fire Department was called to scene after residents called 9-1-1 stating that part of the building had collapsed. Material from the building fell into the yards of at least three neighboring houses. Some of the bricks landed inside the building, while some fell into the yards of some houses behind homes on Richmond Avenue, leaving a ‘V’ shape.

At about 3:30 p.m. crews began to demolish a small portion of the stable located behind Joe Murray’s home, a resident who lives behind a portion of the building on Jersey and Richmond avenues. While demolition was taking place, the section collapsed into Murray’s backyard, prompting a call to police. Some residents who own home surrounding the building were inside Murray’s house holding a neighborhood meeting when demolition began. No one was injured when the section collapsed.

“[The building] can come down any minute,” stated Donna Berry of the Buffalo Police Department who also added that when police arrived on scene, they immediately put a stop to demolition, fearing the safety of surrounding residents and pedestrians.

“So many [of the] people [living around the building] are at risk, it makes me want to cry,” added Berry.

Police, local politicians and area residents are concerned that demolition crews and the city are not taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of residents during demolition.

“[There is] no protection for neighbors. [This is] appalling and beyond negligence,” stated Tim Tielman, Executive Director of the Campaign for Buffalo who was referring to the negligence of the demolition crew.

“[In order to stop demolition] citizens must demonstrate direct harm to themselves,” added Tielman.

The city’s preservation board held an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the issue. Wikinews has learned that the owner of the building, Bob Freudenheim, gave the city permission to demolish the building because he would not be “rehabilitating the building anytime soon.” Freudenheim was part-owner of the Hotel Lenox at 140 North Street in Buffalo and was also an advocate to stop the Elmwood Village Hotel from being built on the corners of Forest and Elmwood Avenues in 2006 and 2007, which Wikinews extensively covered. He also financially supported a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the hotel from being built. Though it is not known exactly how long Freudenheim has owned the stable, Wikinews has learned that he was the owner while fighting to stop the hotel from being built.

Tielman states that he was in contact with Freudenheim this morning. Tielman states that Freudenheim “is not spending a dime” to have the building renovated. Tielman states that Freudenheim has offered to sell the building to any interested party for only one US dollar, but that he “flip flops [his decision] constantly,” sometimes wanting hundreds of thousands of dollars for the building. Wikinews has attempted to contact Freudenheim, but so far has been unsuccessful.

City building inspectors were also on scene evaluating the building and ensuring the safety of residents. Donald Grezebielucina states that “some people are on notice to vacate their properties”, but also stated that no other precautions were being taken other than placing “tires and scaffolding” onto the side of 430 Jersey, which sits less than eight feet from the buildings East side.

“The gas has been shut off in case we lost the building, so there would be no explosions or anything like that. It’s so unstable, the structural integrity is gone. The chemical composite of the trusses has changed dramatically and dry rotted. There are three vehicles in the basement which totally disappeared,” stated Grezebielucina to the press while protesters yelled “save our building, save our neighborhood.”

Wikinews has also learned that local residents have consulted a lawyer regarding the issue, and hope to petition the New York State Supreme court to issue an injunction to stop demolition. They states that Freudenheim should be “100% responsible” for his actions, and many are afraid that once the building is demolished, Freudenheim’s charges of neglect will be abolished. Freudenheim is facing housing violations for neglecting the building. Though residents are fighting, Tielman states that “an injunction is unlikely.”

“We had a letter of violation against him. He was supposed to have started work to stabilize the brick this Monday. We all hope this building could be saved. But we’ve got five houses evacuated and we cannot tolerate any further delay. We’ve got to get people back into their homes in a safe condition,” said Richard Tobe, Commissioner of the city’s Permit and Inspection Services.

Demolition is set to resume at 8:00 the morning of Saturday June 14.

Mike Lombardo, the Commissioner for the Buffalo Fire Department, believes that the building was built in 1812 or 1814, making it nearly 200 years old. It is one of only three stables still standing in the city.

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Beautiful Blooms Garden Centre


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will battle on what to plant in their gardens that could give a great show, the begonia as an example isn\’t every person\’s favorite flower, their heads are massive with little our bodies, and occasionally are hard to love.

They may be loved just as much as the rose, geranium, or another plant in the garden, you can find some that hardly look much like the average begonia, and you are able to plant for late summer shade, and you will find one or two nearly hardy kinds that might surely be price a consider.

Begonia sutherlandii is actually a tuberous-rooted and arrived here from Natal from the 1860s, it truly is a graceful plant which carries tiny bunches of clear orange solitary flowers in the ends of pale-red stems, the leaves with jagged edges, look fresh and the flowers appear for weeks. It could occur by means of harsh winters and usually seeds itself in gravel on the North side of our houses.

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The Papaya\’ might not be very so hardy, it has bigger flowers, but when you did must consider it indoors, it would make a pretty pot plant for the shady windowsill. You can find numerous species of begonia and also a very good

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One more favourite that offers beautiful blooms garden centre, may be the geranium, they are really one in the less complicated plants to propagate from stem cuttings. In the end in the summer you\’ll be able to carry cuttings in the plants which have been as part of your garden above the summer and create plants for use subsequent year.

The best solution to do it is get rid of a cutting with about 2 or 3 leaf joints through the leading, minimize the stem just beneath a leaf joint and eliminate the lowest leaves to create a bare stem that is often inserted in the cutting compost.

The cuttings must root in about 10 to 20 days, when rooted they are going to have to have being transferred into their own pots 75mm to 100mm working with typical potting compost, remember when the cutting has rooted you\’ll need to pinch out the high to encourage the brand new plant to create part shoots.

An English garden wouldn\’t be complete without the need of the lavender plant, obviously there are a lot of plants from the lavender family, however the form most generally utilised medicinally is English lavender. Traditionally the essential oil of lavender was applied externally to treat joint ache, muscle aches, plus a variety of skin problems, such as insect stings, acne, eczema and burns, also lavender vital oil was inhaled to relieve headaches, anxiety, and stress, how good being capable to increase this sort of a useful plant within our gardens.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A 5.8 earthquake struck 4 miles southwest of Mineral, Virginia, 80 miles south of Washington D.C., at 1:51 p.m. EDT (17:51 UTC) and lasted for 15–30 seconds. The quake had a magnitude of 5.8 with an epicenter 27 miles (43 km) east of Charlottesville, Virginia. A 2.8 aftershock was reported at 2:46 pm EDT (18:46 UTC).

According to Twitter reports, the quake was felt inland as far as Cleveland and Toronto and along the coast from Boston to Georgia. Police sergeant James Ryan, from South Brunswick, New Jersey stated that “The 911 line is flooding with calls right now. People want to know what happened. They want to know if there was an explosion.”

The United States Capitol and The Pentagon in Arlington were evacuated, as were police headquarters and city hall in New York City. Numerous minor injuries have been reported in Washington, D.C.; however, none of them are serious. There have been confirmed reports of damage at the Washington National Cathedral and the Smithsonian Castle. The Pentagon was also damaged when a burst pipe caused flooding. The North Anna Power Station lost offsite power and had to shut down, turning to four diesel generators to maintain cooling of the facility. Both the JFK and Newark airports were briefly shut down and the control towers were evacuated. A release from Amtrak stated that trains will be operating at reduced speed, but no damage has been found on any rail lines. The Washington Metro is also operating on reduced speed, with some stations closed down, while lines are evaluated.

In Boston, it was reported that the building at 111 Devonshire Street appeared to be leaning onto the adjacent building at 50 Milk Street, with fears that it could collapse. The street was blocked off while the Boston Fire Department investigated. However, it was determined that the buildings had always appeared like that. Nevertheless, the Boston Fire Department investigated the roof and the inside of 111 Devonshire St. After 30 minutes, the building was determined to be safe.

This is the second strongest earthquake to originate in Virginia since records have been kept, after the one recorded on May 31, 1897, near Giles County, which was estimated at a magnitude of 5.9.

The Dow initially dropped 50 points after the earthquake struck, but later increased over 100 points.

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The Pentagon was evacuated moments after a 5.8 earthquake was felt throughout the US east cost. Image: U.S. Navy.

A crowd of evacuated businesspeople on Wall Street in New York City. Image: Alec Tabak.

Federal employees evacuated buildings at 13th and C Streets in Washington, D.C.Image: US Department of Agriculture.
The office of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C. was also evacuated.Image: Antonio Zugaldia.
Building occupants evacuate onto Market Street in Philadelphia.Image: Douglas Muth.
Damage to the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, D.C. Image: William Neuheisel.
People gather on Vermont Avenue, outside the headquarters of the US Department of Homeland Security, in Washington, DC. Image: Tim1965.
A building in McLean, Virginia sustained some damage to its ceiling. Image: Claire Schmitt.
A crowd of evacuees in McLean, Virginia. Image: Claire Schmitt.
After the earthquake, there were concerns that 111 Devonshire St. in Boston appeared to be leaning onto the adjacent 50 Milk St with fears it may possibly collapse. It turned out the buildings have always appeared like this. Image: Patrick Mannion.
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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Billy Donovan, the head coach of the defending Nation Champion Florida Gators college basketball team, has accepted an offer from the NBA‘s Orlando Magic to become their eighth head coach.

The terms of the deal call for Donovan to receive $27.5 million over five years, or approximately $5.5 million per year guaranteed over the life of the contract. On May 17, Donovan had received an offer from Florida for a seven-year contract extension, which he never signed. Although its terms were never officially disclosed, sources say that the salary ranged from $3 million to $3.75 million per year guaranteed.

Donovan announced his acceptance of the Magic coaching job at a news conference in Orlando, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1. At another news conference at 4:00 p.m. the same day in Gainesville, he will officially announce his resignation as the head coach of the Florida Gators.

Donovan, who won two NCAA titles and three SEC titles in his eleven-year tenure with the Gators, has a career head-coaching record of 296-123: 261-103 with the Gators, and 35-20 in two seasons at the helm with Marshall.

In addition to turning down the Gators’ contract extension, Donovan earlier was mentioned as a possible candidate with the Kentucky Wildcats, where he was previously an assistant, to replace Tubby Smith as their head coach. He was also mentioned as a possible candidate for the head coach job at the Memphis Grizzlies, replacing Mike Fratello.

The previous head coach of the Magic, Brian Hill, was relieved of his duties on May 23 after barely making the playoffs with a 40-42 season record, and being swept in the first round by the Detroit Pistons. Hill, who has a record of 267-192 overall with the Magic (191-104 in his first stint, 1993-1997), was 36-46 in the 2005-06 season, his first season back, punctuated by a 16-6 finish that inflated hopes for this past season. Hill reportedly will be offered another job within the Magic organization.

Some experts speculate that the signing of Donovan will boost efforts to build a new arena for the Magic.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that its sales in the United States rose 43% in February compared to the same period last year, as the automaker outsold rivals Toyota and General Motors.

The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers

Ford said that total sales improved to 142,285 units, compared to 141,951 units sold by GM. Additionally, Ford said that its share of the total US car market rose to 17%, up from 14% a year ago. The increase was better than analysts had predicted, and Ford’s stock rose to a five-year high in morning trading, before declining later in the day. Ford’s sales were significantly influenced by a 74% increase in fleet sales to businesses. Rental car agencies alone accounted for around 30,000 units sold. Sales to retail consumers increased only 28%.

The increases were led by sales of two sedans, the Fusion and Taurus, which rose 166.5 and 93.3% respectively, although sales of other models such as SUVs and pickup trucks also increased. Both models were significantly redesigned last year, and analysts said that improved quality from such cars were driving the increases.

Other companies also reported February sales today, nearly all reporting sales gains as well, although none as large as those of Ford. Toyota was the sole exception to the sales gains, as their sales declined 8.7%, as the company was faced with a global recall during the month that led to a temporary stoppage of production for some models.

“The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s vice president of sales and marketing. However, he believed that traditional Toyota customers were not buying rival autos, but rather awaiting the results from the recalls.

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Filing for Workplace Accident Compensation Claims



Workplace accidents are some of the most common kind of accidents that take place on an almost daily basis in the UK. In more often cases than not, victims end up being injured due to small cases of negligence or in some cases there is no one to be blamed. However there are some kinds of workplace accidents that can result in a serious injury for the victim and the accident could have easily been avoided had the concerned negligent party been more aware of his or her duties. Making a work accident claim can prove to be a sensible option in a lot of cases. A successful work accident claim will able to get you compensation to cover for the financial losses that you had to bear as a result of the accident. When you make a successful claim, not only are you awarded compensation, but you also help raise awareness about the issue amongst your colleagues and fellow workers so that they might not fall victim to such a situation in the future.

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No matter which line or work or industry you are working in, your employers always have some sort of responsibilities towards maintaining the well-being of their employees. Reasonable measures are meant to be taken that promotes the well-being of the workers. To illustrate the idea, if you have an office environment, you should double check the electrical equipment to avoid any injuries from shock. Similarly, slippery floors should have their appropriate signposts to warn people who pass by. A successful work accident claim can be filed for a variety of accident cases. Factory accident claims are some of the most common in the UK because of the physical nature of factory work. Although most factory accidents are minor, but the use of heavy machinery and equipment means that there are chances of serious accidents taking place too. Therefore, a factory owner has to be extra careful and make sure that all his machinery is in perfect working order. The fear of losing one’s job is the main barrier that prevents an employee from seeking compensation for a work related accident. If your employer decides to sack you for seeking compensation, he can be prosecuted in the court of law for unfair dismissal. Most people opt out of filing for workplace accident claims since they say that it proves damaging to their careers in the long run. You must remember that your employer’s insurance company will take care of the compensation and not the employer himself.

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