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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

  • Posted on June 26, 2019 at 1:05 am

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book has gone on to become one of the top selling new books on Scientology at Amazon.com.

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Wikinews interviews Frank Moore, independent candidate for US President

  • Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:39 am

Saturday, March 1, 2008

While nearly all coverage of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. We now interview independent Presidential candidate Frank Moore, a performance artist.

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Police crackdown on illegal tow operations in Sydney

  • Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:37 am

Friday, June 30, 2006

New South Wales Police, in connection with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, Tow Truck Authority and Centrelink (the agency responsible for providing income support) conducted random checks on tow trucks on Thursday. The checks were carried out in Bankstown, a suburb in Sydney’s South-West.

According to police, 50 tow trucks were pulled over during the operation, coined “Operation Hook” between 8:30 a.m. AEST and 4 p.m. Of those, 26 were directed to report to a vehicle inspection facility for further investigation.

Police issued 70 infringement notices (fines) during the operation. 11 were for being unlicensed to conduct business as a tow truck driver or business, and 13 for having incorrectly secured loads. 17 vehicles were issued defect notices as part of the operation.

Tow truck operators (business owners) are required to make a payment of AUD$770 per year to the NSW government, while drivers are charged $152 per year for their licence. An additional charge for tow truck number plates of $292 per year also applies.

The maximum penalty for operators not being licensed correctly is $11,000 or 12 months imprisonment, drivers without the correct licence can be fined $5,500 or sentenced to 6 months.

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Zambian government launches a new agricultural policy

  • Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:19 am

December 22, 2004

The government of Zambia has launched a new national agricultural policy, according to a report by the Times of Zambia. The newspaper reports that the policy was announced yesterday by the country’s Minister of Agriculture & Co-Operatives, Mr. Mundia Sikatana.

At the event marking the launch of the new program, Mr. Sikatana described the policy as addressing the issues of food security, economic growth and poverty reduction. The policy will cover all sectors of agriculture in the nation, and will be implemented by the ministry of Agriculture.

Mr Sikatana went on to say that the policy contained detailed strategies to cover a variety of sectors within the agricultural industry, including livestock, fisheries, irrigation, and agricultural finance. The new policy also continues Zambia’s previous policy of prohibiting the import and use of genetically modified foods within the country. This policy is controversial due to areas of poverty within the country, and the smuggling of genetically modified grains into the country earlier this month.

The Zambian government has previously been criticised by some for its annual ban on fishing during December. It is unclear whether this policy, which was widely applauded by environmentalists and implemented to protect sensitive fish stocks, will be affected by the new agricultural policy.

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Callaway U Pro Golf Gps Review

  • Posted on June 20, 2019 at 1:16 am

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The 2.2 inch color screen offers high resolution and regardless of the lighting condition, you will be able to see the data clearly. The basic mode includes the Green and Hazard views. And in the unlikely event you find that your golf course isn’t on the Approach S1 you can download free updates from the Garmin website. I’ve played around 30 courses in the last year, and they were all pre-loaded into the GPS Watch.

Don’t really want to spend hundreds of dollars on a gadget but want to improve your game? Well, then the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unit just might be the answer for you. Whether you are just beginning or are a pro-golfer, this simple, easy to use GPS unit is a fun gadget that can help improve your game.

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If you are looking for a golf GPS unit with all the bells and whistles then the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unit is probably not your best choice. Instead, you would likely be happier with the Callaway uPro Golf GPS. The Callaway uPro does everything you could ever want and then some, as long as you are willing to invest a few hundred dollars to get it.

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However, if you are looking for an inexpensive unit that simply calculates the distance to the front, center and back of the green (but no other obstacles) then the Izzo Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit is definitely the way to go.

Actually, because the Izzo is powered by the latest SIRFStar III chip and equipped with Insta-Lok technology, it is known to be great at instantly calculating the distance to the front, center and back of the green on more than 12,000 courses all across the United States; and the best part is that the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unit is accurate!

GPS vs. Laser Rangefinde

I think most agree that there are pros and cons to both GPS units and laser rangefinders. If you are trying to decide between the two and are leaning toward the rangefinder, I highly recommend the Bushnell Golf Pinseeker which is the best rangefinder out there.

However, I prefer the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unit. The Swami is a powerful tool that is easier to use and more accurate than a rangefinder. While a rangefinder can only measure to certain defined objects that are within its sight, with the Swami you don’t need a direct line of sight to the target in order to get an accurate read. So, even if you are shooting over trees, buildings, or other such obstacles, you can get an accurate yardage read. Also, while a rangefinder’s accuracy is dependent on your distance from the target, the GPS technology of the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unitgives accurate distances instantly regardless of the distance!

A Ton of Courses

There are currently over 12, 000 courses already available for the Izzo Swami 1500 golf GPS unit; you will likely not have any trouble finding the course you want. Another feature that users love about the Izzo Swami is that it stores up to 10 courses at a time, and the moment you turn it on, it recognizes the course you are currently on.

Although the Swami is priced right at less than $100, a yearly subscription of $35 gives you access to all the courses.

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

  • Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:15 am
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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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  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Ohio
  • 3 Oklahoma
  • 4 Oregon
  • 5 Pennsylvania
  • 6 Rhode Island
  • 7 South Carolina
  • 8 South Dakota
  • 9 Tennessee
  • 10 Texas
  • 11 Utah
  • 12 Vermont
  • 13 Virginia
  • 14 Washington
  • 15 West Virginia
  • 16 Wisconsin
  • 17 Wyoming
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Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

  • Posted on June 11, 2019 at 1:05 am

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, London and Paris, befriending artistic luminaries such as Salman Rushdie and Sir Ian McKellen while writing about a family where he was jealous his sister was having sex with his father as he fought off his mother’s amorous pursuit.

The fact is, Edmund White exists. His life exists. To the casual reader, they may find it disquieting that someone like his father existed in 1950’s America and that White’s work is the progeny of his intimate effort to understand his own experience.

Wikinews reporter David Shankbone understood that an interview with Edmund White, who is professor of creative writing at Princeton University, who wrote the seminal biography of Jean Genet, and who no longer can keep track of how many sex partners he has encountered, meant nothing would be off limits. Nothing was. Late in the interview they were joined by his partner Michael Caroll, who discussed White’s enduring feud with influential writer and activist Larry Kramer.

Contents

  • 1 On literature
  • 2 On work as a gay writer
  • 3 On sex
  • 4 On incest in his family
  • 5 On American politics
  • 6 On his intimate relationships
  • 7 On Edmund White
  • 8 On Larry Kramer
  • 9 Source
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On the campaign trail in the USA, August 2016

  • Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:36 am

Friday, September 23, 2016

The following is the fourth edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories.

In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the vice presidential nominee of the Reform Party is revealed; those attacked in a high profile campaign speech respond; and Wikinews interviews an economist seeking the presidency a second time.

Contents

  • 1 Summary
  • 2 Reform Party vice presidential nominee confirmed
  • 3 Alt-rightists respond to Clinton speech
  • 4 Wikinews interviews economist again running for president
  • 5 Related articles
  • 6 Sources
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Eight injured after train derails in Argyll, Scotland

  • Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:32 am

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An investigation is currently under way in Argyll, Scotland, following a derailment on the Glasgow – Oban railway. The incident took place at 2100 BST (2000 UTC) on Sunday, close to the Falls of Cruachan station. According to reports, both carriages of the derailed unit had also caught fire. At the location of the incident, the railway line is on an embankment above a local roadway, and the lead car came to rest overhanging this road.

All passengers have been successfully evacuated, with eight being taken to hospital with “serious but not life-threatening” injuries. There were no fatalities. A spokesperson for the ambulance service stated soon after the incident: “There’s quite a lot of walking wounded. There’s a couple of bumps to necks and backs and things like that.”

The British Transport Police gave a short statement:

The train involved was the 1820 hours Glasgow Queen Street to Oban service. This is a two-car train and the leading car has derailed and caught fire.

Inspector David McEwan being quoted as confirming that the lead coach was “sitting in a precarious position overhanging the roadway”, and continued “the coach could slip further down the embankment on to the roadway […] This is obviously a major concern for the engineers at this moment in time.”

Railway engineers are currently working to stabilise the site, and re-open the line. According to a Scotrail spokesperson “an investigation is already under way into the cause of the incident by appropriate agencies and industry partners”.The line between Glasgow and Oban remains closed, with buses to Crianlarich and Oban replacing trains.

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“Massive” oil spill in Alaska

  • Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:28 am

Monday, March 13, 2006

BBC News is reporting “up to 267,000 gallons (one million litres)” of crude oil has leaked from a pipeline in the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. Although not as large as the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, this is thought to be the largest spill on record affecting the Alaska North Slope.

The Alaska Wilderness League reports that there is “no confirmation” of the quantity of oil lost; but it points out that it is not only the oil that causes problems. The cleanup efforts will also have environmental impacts.

The Associated Press first reported this spill on 2 March.

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