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Inter Milan’s tour of England back on

  • Posted on August 18, 2018 at 1:32 am

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The president of Inter Milan, Giacinto Facchetti, announced that the Italian football club will tour England after all. Yesterday, Inter announced that they intended to cancel the tour due to safety concerns. Giancarlo Aragona, Italy’s ambassador to Britain, confirmed that tour is back on.

Inter will play friendlies against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Portsmouth, and Norwich City between 25 July and 31 July. According to Leicester City’s official website, Inter have described the commotion over the cancellation as a “misunderstanding”.

Inter will arrive in England today.

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Mats Hummels completes Bayern signing

  • Posted on August 18, 2018 at 1:23 am

Thursday, May 26, 2016

On Monday, German football club FC Bayern Munich completed the signing of Mats Hummels, who captained Bayern’s rivals Borussia Dortmund this past season. 27-year-old defender Hummels, who was an academy player at Bayern before moving to play for Borussia Dortmund, agreed to a five-year deal.

I’m looking forward to everything that awaits me at FC Bayern. I’m very excited.

Hummels underwent medical tests on Monday before signing the contract. Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said “We’re delighted to welcome Mats back to FC Bayern, […] Not only are we strengthening our squad with a world-class centre-back, but also with a player who accepts responsibility and who is our own youth product. First of all we wish him a successful Euro 2016.” ((de))German language: ?Wir freuen uns, Mats zurück beim FC Bayern begrüßen zu dürfen […] Mit ihm bereichern wir unsere Mannschaft nicht nur um einen Innenverteidiger von Weltklasse-Format, sondern auch um einen Spieler, der Verantwortung nicht scheut und noch dazu aus unserer Jugend stammt. Jetzt wünschen wir ihm erst einmal eine erfolgreiche Europameisterschaft.

Hummels joined the Bavarians in 1995 when he was six years old. He played only one Bundesliga match for the Reds before he was loaned to Dortmund and later signed for them. He played his last game for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in the DFB-Pokal Cup final, which Bayern won 4–3 on penalties.

After the signing was completed, he said “Saying goodbye to Dortmund was difficult for me of course. It was similar to 2008, when it was the other way around […] Now I’m looking forward to everything that awaits me at FC Bayern. I’m very excited.” ((de))German language: ?Der Abschied aus Dortmund ist mir natürlich schwergefallen. 2008 ging es mir ähnlich, als ich den Weg in die andere Richtung gemacht habe […] jetzt freue ich mich einfach auf alles, was mich beim FC Bayern erwartet. Ich bin sehr gespannt.

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CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Jerome Dondo running in Brandon—Souris

  • Posted on August 18, 2018 at 1:11 am

Saturday, September 27, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Christian Heritage Party candidate Jerome Dondo, CGA is standing for election in the riding of Brandon—Souris.

Self-employed since 2000, Dondo works as a finance consultant with First Nation reserves, and provides accounting services to small business clients. From 1993-1998, he worked in the accounts department of Transport Canada. He volunteered as a pastor for Pentecostal Faith Temple in Cat Lake, Ontario, and is currently on the Parent’s Advisory Committee of Ecole Gilbert Rosset, St-Claude, Manitoba.

Wikinews contacted Jerome, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

Merv Tweed is the Conservative Party incumbent in the riding. Along with Dondo, challengers include M.J. Willard (Liberal), John Bouché (NDP), Dave Barnes (Green), and Lisa Gallagher (Communist).

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

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Wikimania 2008: MediaWiki use in the U.S. Department of State

  • Posted on August 17, 2018 at 1:34 am
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The last day of the Wikimania 2008 conference saw Saturday morning sessions on a variety of topics. Wikinews attended a presentation by Eric M. Johnson from the United States Department of State. Eric, a former NCO in the U.S. Marines, is the lead for the Knowledge Management Action team in the department’s Office of eDiplomacy, and involved in department’s use of Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management. This includes blogs, and the key focus of his talk, Wiki culture in the U.S. Department of State.

Eric opened his presentation with an introduction to the U.S. State Department, one of the oldest agencies of the American government, which today has around 57,000 employees worldwide. When formed in the 18th century their offices and diplomatic staff operated largely autonomously due to lack of ability to communicate rapidly. By the mid-20th century this had changed with the advent of telegraph lines, and changed again with the Cold War and security concerns bringing to the fore the well-known term, “need to know”.

Now, in the 21st century, the volume of internal communication generated by the department is a staggering 1,800,000 cables a year, 1.5 billion emails, production of around 500,000 print volumes, and maintenance of approximately one thousand websites. Both internal and externally facing.

A pilot project was set up, Diplopedia, a MediaWiki wiki running on the department’s internal network, which outside of the department of defence is one of the largest private networks operated by the U.S. government.

A grassroots effort, this project to promote knowledge sharing differs from the well-known Wikipedia in that it does not allow anonymous edits. There are around 1,000 registered users who have contributed over 4,400 pages. Integration with the Department of State’s internal search engine prioritises results from the wiki, increasing the popularity of the site such that it has received over 650,000 page views. Like Wikipedia, users are required to provide sources for entered information at the foot of the article, and users are warned that it is a starting point and not an authoritative source of information. Data on visa requirements and information from other static department sites has been incorporated into the wiki.

Eric described the project as just reaching critical mass and attracting increasing interest from other departments. Among the ingredients leading to the success of the project were the cultural change with increasing awareness of the technology from Wikipedia, the formation by the community of a welcoming committee, and the taking on of roles to carry out tasks such as drafting. A number of staff act as “gardeners” tending to the wiki content, keeping it fresh, and well cross-referenced. The continual updating is a novel concept to many of their employees.

Unlike Wikipedia, and many other projects using MediaWiki, none of the Diplopedia pages are locked or protected. This even includes their main page. To date there have been none of the content disputes that have been an issue on Wikipedia, and the use of the wiki to replace traditional websites which are far more time consuming to maintain is seen as a logical extension of the project.

Carried out with no outside help, and by learning from others’ mistakes, the department has adopted mechanisms for assuming that contributions are well-intentioned, and has a body for oversight in the event of a dispute.

With the success of the project, eDiplomacy plans to introduce a separate, classified wiki. They will also expand the effort to compile biographies of foreign leaders, which was pioneered by the U.S. missions in Italy and Germany. This effort has proven valuable when combined with a version of the site available on portable devices such as the Blackberry.

The future holds moves to seek more support from management and integration with their primary authentication system. Among the features on the main page to keep the project interesting to staff is a “Diploquiz” which poses a weekly trivia question which can be answered from somewhere within the wiki.

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Stolen minibus recovered 35 years after theft

  • Posted on August 17, 2018 at 1:29 am

Friday, November 6, 2009

A 1965 Volkswagen minibus that was stolen in 1974 has been recovered by customs agents in Los Angeles. The vintage minibus was in pristine condition, valued at $25,000, and was found during a routine inspection of a shipping container scheduled for departure to The Netherlands. A routine computer database search on its vehicle identification number flagged it as having been stolen from a vehicle upholstery shop in Spokane, Washington on July 12, 1974. A custom restoration business in Arizona was attempting to deliver it to overseas clients last month when authorities intercepted the vehicle.

“Pretty amazing, isn’t it?”

The theft appeared on the National Insurance Crime Bureau database, which is used by border authorities and contains all stolen vehicle records. Most police databases remove unsolved vehicle thefts after five years.

The California Highway Patrol does not suspect the restorer of wrongdoing, according to investigating officer Mike Maleta. Possession of the vehicle apparently changed several times. Police in Spokane have not yet located the rightful owner, whose identity has not been released to the press. Maleta hopes that a trail of registration documents and interviews will uncover the thief.

“[The restoration firm owner is] a victim himself. He was an innocent purchaser…”

The Allstate insurance company paid $2500 shortly after the theft occurred and wants to take possession of the vintage minibus. Allstate spokeswoman Megan Brunet expects that after the necessary paperwork is processed the firm will sell it at auction.

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Understanding A Dentist And Dentistry

  • Posted on August 16, 2018 at 1:28 am

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Jennifer Miller

At times referred to as a dental surgeon, a dentist is a medical professional who specializes in dentistry, the branch of medicine that addresses medical issues relating to oral cavity. Contrary to common belief, a dentist does not only involve him/herself with problems of the human teeth. He/she also specializes in addressing medical issues to do with the maxillofacial area. A professional dentist surgeon will normally have several support personnel including a dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental technician and dental therapist.

Just like in other countries such as the US, UK, Japan and Australia, Canadian health authorities place a lot of emphasis on dentist training. The training is aimed at producing high caliber dentists who can effectively address public oral cavity issues. While those graduating from university dental schools after four years of study come out as general dentists, they have the option of furthering their education to qualify as either Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Just like in other countries, Canadian dentists have specialized in different areas of dentistry. It is therefore possible to find the following specialized dentists:

Dental public health These are the professional dentists responsible for studying dental epidemiology and formulating dental public health policies. They are in most cases work in government agencies.

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Endodonticts These are professional dentists who specialize in studying and treating dental pulp diseases. They are professionally referred to as Endodontists.

Oral and maxillofacial dental pathology This is a specialized field of dental pathologists who specialize in studying, diagnosing and treating both oral and maxillofacial diseases. They also study radiology of the same areas. Some of them proceed to specialize as oral and maxillofacial dental surgeons in which case they involve themselves with teeth extraction, teeth implants and correction of congenital facial deformities.

Orthodontics This is the field of orthodontists who specialize in correcting orthodontic problems such as misaligned teeth.

Periodontics This is a field that involves the study and treatment of gum disease.

Although most dental health problems occur due to poor oral hygiene, dentists emphasize on the need to for affected individuals to seek professional evaluation for any kind of problem.

This is because poor hygiene may not be the only cause of the same. Both oral and maxillofacial health problems can be symptoms of deep rooted undiagnosed disease including cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and osteoporosis.

The different specialization areas of dentistry can make the choice of the right dentist a big challenge for a layman. The best way to engage the service of the right dentists is usually to start by consulting a general physician or dentist who is better placed to identify a dental problem and refer a patient to the right specialist. Although some of the specialists are to be found in Canadian public health facilities, others are in private practice, offering their service to members of the public and organizations from their own facilities, which are duly registered.

The cost of treating dental health problems vary greatly. A professional\’s experience and reputation informs his/her rates. Those seeking dental treatment should however not worry about the cost as treatment for oral and maxillofacial health problems is covered by various health insurance policies.

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Coretta Scott King passes away

  • Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:30 am

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King, wife of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. has died at the age of 78. Coretta King, tireless crusader for civil rights, died in her sleep.

Mrs. King, who had been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, died late on Monday in Mexico, where she had been seeking treatment, a spokeswoman for the family told Reuters.

“Mrs. King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of treatment for ovarian cancer,” the spokeswoman said. “She was considered terminal by physicians in the United States. She and the family wanted to explore other options.” King died at Hospital Santa Monica, a holistic health center in Mexico.

News of her death led to tributes across Atlanta, including a moment of silence in the Georgia Capitol and piles of flowers at the tomb of her slain husband. Flags at the King Center – the institute devoted to the civil rights leader’s legacy – were lowered to half-staff.

Dubbed the “first lady of the civil rights movement,” Mrs King suffered a debilitating stroke and heart attack in August. She was last seen on January 14 at a dinner marking the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, where she received a standing ovation.

As she recalled in her autobiography My Life With Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. King felt she had to step fully into the civil rights movement after her husband’s assassination.

After graduating from Antioch College in Ohio in 1951, she enrolled in the graduate program at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. It was there she met her future husband, a young preacher and doctoral student at Boston University. They were married in 1953.

Mrs. King had an influence on the civil rights movement for over half a century. She pushed and goaded politicians to have her husband’s birthday observed as a national holiday. Following her husband’s assassination in 1968, she fought to bring national recognition to King Jr. For over a decade, she lobbied to make King’s birthday a federal holiday, and in 1983 the bill was signed into law. Three years later, the USA observed the first King holiday.

She created a memorial and a forum in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta. The center has archives containing more than 2,000 King speeches.

Coretta Scott was born April 27, 1927, near Marion, Alabama. “It was awful,” she said of living in Marion. “Every Saturday we would hear about some black man getting beat up and nothing was done about it.”

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who in 1968 broke the news of King’s death to Coretta, described her as a “freedom fighter”. “She walked with her husband during the ordeal of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Their home was bombed, she endured the hate and violent anger toward their family. And she had to endure the constant knowledge that each time he left their home, he might never return,” said Jackson. “She was the part of him that made him complete.”

In 1969 she founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta and used it to confront hunger, unemployment, voting rights and racism. “The centre enables us to go out and struggle against the evils in our society,” she often said.

She also accused movie and TV companies, video arcades, gun manufacturers and toy makers of promoting violence. Coretta King has became a symbol in her own right of her husband’s struggle for peace and brotherhood.

In his State of the Union Address, US President George W Bush remembered Mrs King, saying her “lasting contributions to freedom and equality have made America a better and more compassionate nation.”

Mrs. King is survived by her four children, Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter and Bernice. The family issued a statement thanking the public for an outpouring of support.

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Navy helping New Orleans pets

  • Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:25 am

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Spanish word “tortuga” means “turtle.” But in the wake of the New Orleans disaster, the USS Tortuga is helping other animals.

For nearly two weeks now, sailors from Tortuga’s repair division have devoted much of their time during this disaster relief operation to ensure the health and comfort of displaced pets.

September 4th, just after the ship moored to a pier at Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans, HT1(SW) Mark Hanley and DC1(SW) Antony Graves gathered materials from the repair shop on board to construct a kennel along the levee. The facility they made soon became a popular shelter for the homeless animals of the storm.

Tortuga’s search and rescue team brought aboard more than 170 displaced citizens during this past week, providing them with food, water, medical aid and a place to sleep.

Tortuga’s makeshift kennel, named ‘Camp Milo & Otis,’ has housed as many as 90 dogs, eight cats, one rabbit, one guinea pig, a pair of parakeets and a flightless pigeon during the past week of operation.

Currently, there are 14 dogs that remain in Tortuga’s care, as many of the other pets have been taken to animal shelters in the area for extra medical attention, or been claimed by their owners upon arrival to Tortuga. The pets that Tortuga has registered have all been in the hands of professional veterinarians assigned to provide expert medical attention to the members of Camp Milo & Otis.

Dr. Kelly Crowdis and Dr. Latina Gambles, both from Tuskegee University and Christian Veterinary Missions, have treated many of the pets for infection, dehydration, malnourishment and broken bones at the Camp during the past week.

“The animals were bathed and assessed before physical interaction with the sailors,” said Dr. Crowdis. “They’ve been given immunizations, antibiotics and medications based on their medical needs.”

Dr. Crowdis added, “What these sailors have done on their own has been such a heart-warming thing. As an animal lover, it is so comforting to know that everyone cares about the animals in addition to the human lives rescued from the storm. I’m very pleased with these guys for taking the initiative to construct this kennel.”

Graves, Hanley and other members of their division have consistently bathed, fed, walked and given special attention to every dog, every day.

“We play with them,” said Hanley. “We take them out of their kennels to give them attention every day. And we’ll continue to do that for as long as our ship’s mission keeps us here.”

September 11th, the Agricultural Center at Louisiana State University donated supplies to “Camp Milo & Otis” in support of Tortuga’s efforts to help the animal victims.

”We got medical supplies, bowls, food, cages, leashes, collars, toys, cat litter and cleaning supplies from these people yesterday,” said Graves. “It’s nice to know that so many people out there have heard about what our ship is doing, and responded by donating so much to support us the best they can.”

A photo gallery of unclaimed pets is on the USS Tortuga’s web site.

As part of disaster plans, the Department of Homeland Security has also deployed Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams to provide medical care to pets and livestock, as well as provide any needed veterinary medical care for search and rescue dogs.

There are over 3,850 animals being sheltered around the state. If someone is looking for a pet they should contact their nearest Humane Society or go online to . More information is also available at

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Danish Integration Minister’s car burned

  • Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:22 am

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Copenhagen, Denmark – The Danish Integration Minister Rikke Hvilshøj’s car was set ablaze outside her family-home on the morning of Wednesday 8 June. From there, the fire spread to the family’s garage, and further on to the side of the house, damaging the roof above the kitchen and children’s room.

At the same time, an e-mail was sent to several media agencies, where a group calling themselves “Action Group Beate” claimed responsibility, saying it is a “protest against the racist immigrational laws of Denmark”. The police found the computer used for sending the mail within a few hours, and closed down the cybercafé whilst removing the computer.

Throughout the Danish political system politicians from both the ruling party and the opposition have expressed their outrage over the terrorism.

The insurance company is currently assessing the amount of damage done to the home, but so far they have made an estimate of £27.000, just for the house damages.

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Some Basic And Benefits Of Private Cloud Computing

  • Posted on August 15, 2018 at 1:21 am

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At present, a trend has started whereby many organizations are offering their various services to the cloud service providers. While it can t be denied that there are several benefits related to using such services, many larger organizations can actually find it advantageous if they decide to switch over to dedicated cloud computing.

To begin with, it is important to know what a private cloud is. It can be defined as a network that works with the same basic infrastructure as a public cloud but is intended solely for an organization s private use. This type of cloud computing typically relies on virtualization and treats hardware as essential pool of resources which can be allocated to a range of functions.

Some have this idea that setting up a

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infrastructure demands lots of initial investment. Some even suggest that these types of cloud computing should be avoided because of several complications related to its proper set up and ongoing maintenance. Some feel that all these procedures involve lots of additional expenses.

In spite of all these, there are several benefits a private cloud offers which you just can t ignore. If you consider improved performance and flexibility, dedicated cloud computing no doubt ranks higher than the public cloud environment.

By hosting data and applications in a personal cloud environment, you can get total control over your data and applications and the underlying infrastructure. All these will no doubt remain secure with your dedicated cloud environment. Further, you can access data immediately whenever you want. Since cloud computing doesn t depend on a specific vendor service, you can host and access applications as per own will. Suppose, after a year or so, an advanced application comes up which can really benefit your organization. Then you can easily migrate to the new one without having the cloud provider trying to prevent you from doing so. On the other hand, hosting applications in a public cloud can often lead to a specific vendor lock. Even if you want to change the vendor after a year or so, cloud providers will make it expensive and difficult for you to effortlessly move your data or to switch applications to a different one. With dedicated cloud computing, you are unlikely to face such hurdles.

Data intensive applications can perform much better in a dedicated cloud environment where these applications don t get restricted by Internet connection speeds. So, when you are working with huge volume of data then the public cloud setup may fail to deliver in comparison to the dedicated infrastructure. Another main advantage of using a private cloud is that it can offer you higher flexibility regarding customization of your applications. These types of modifications are not allowed in a public cloud environment.

Nowadays, many manufacturers have come up with highly advanced personal cloud solutions which can be afforded by small or large organizations. These offer total security, easy accessibility and many other features. Let us consider you have a small office located at a specific address. However, you need to access your clients all around the world for business expansion purpose or for regular communication. This can be achieved with a dedicated cloud computing environment. It allows easy connection between network enabled devices to other gadgets like your computer, laptop, iPhone or iPad. The only thing you need is a good internet connection to connect to clients or employees at any and every location. While the setting up of the environment may demand an initial investment, you can remain tension free once the computing environment starts to deliver.

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