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New Zealand elects first female Speaker

Thursday, March 3, 2005 Margaret Wilson was appointed as Speaker of The House of Representatives. She becomes New Zealand’s first female Speaker of the House. She also rounds out the top positions within New Zealand being taken by women. All four of Governor-General, Prime Minister, Chief Justice and the Speaker of the House are female. Wilson was voted in with 64 votes. Clem Simich (National MP) received 37 and ACT MP Ken Shirley got five…

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Protect Your Assets With An Estate Law Lawyer In Bucks County

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Professional Copywriter Melbourne Best Digital Marketing Copywriter Melbourne byadmin Estate planning is important for your family’s future. Often, we hear stories about disputes over inheritances. Making the proper plans means that your family can avoid any stress. Most people decide between a will or a trust when planning their estate. A will has many benefits including naming a guardian for minor children. You can state who you want…

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KKE: Interview with the Greek Communist Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald has performed an interview with Dr Isabella Margara, a London-based member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). In the interview Margara sets out the communist response to current events in Greece as well as discussing the viability of a communist economy for the nation. She also hit back at Petros Tzomakas, a member of another Greek far-left party which criticised KKE in a previous interview. The…

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Denny’s Super Bowl free ‘Grand Slam Breakfast’ brings 2 million diners

Friday, February 6, 2009 Denny’s 1,600 chain restaurants across North America, Puerto Rico and Canada, were slammed for eight hours Tuesday with hungry patrons standing on sidewalks for nearly two hours to take advantage of the $5.99 “Grand Slam Breakfast” giveaway. Denny’s, a dining chain with annual revenue of about $900 million, has advertised in a TV commercial Sunday during the Super Bowl XLIII that it would give away its signature breakfast from 6 a.m.…

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Australian state of Queensland will go to the polls on March 21

Thursday, February 26, 2009 The Premier of the Australian state of Queensland has announced that the state will have its election on Saturday, March 21. In an address on YouTube, Anna Bligh of the Australian Labor Party said that she called the election due to the state of the economy and to stabilise the government. “It’s time for Queensland to settle this election. It’s time to settle the speculation. So that government, business and the…

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San Francisco’s Green Party endorses Cindy Sheehan in bid against Speaker Pelosi

Thursday, June 19, 2008 San Francisco, California —Shortly after an extended question and answer session last night, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan easily secured an endorsement from the San Francisco Green Party as nominative challenger to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in California’s 8th congressional district. Sheehan answered a wide variety of questions helping to overcome a common perception that she is a one-issue candidate. Sheehan emphasized the stance for which she is famous,…

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Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic skiers Jessica Gallagher and Eric Bickerton

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Sunday, Wikinews sat down with Australian blind Paralympic skier Jessica Gallagher and her guide Eric Bickerton who are participating in a national team training camp in Vail, Colorado. ((Wikinews)) This is Jessica Gallagher. She’s competing at the IPC NorAm cup this coming week. Jessica Gallagher: I’m not competing at Copper Mountain. ((WN)) You’re not competing? Jessica Gallagher: No. ((WN)) You’re just here? Jessica Gallagher: We’re in training. I’ve got a race…

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Colombian military spy plane crashes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 According to media reports, a Colombian air force AC-47 (registration FAC1670) spy plane carrying five people has crashed near the Colombian city of La Dorada, in the department of Caldas. All on board the plane are believed to have been killed, according to Colombia Reports. Among the dead, according to Monsters and Critics, are two technicians, a major and two second lieutenants. ABS-CBN News reports that the dead included three high…

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample. If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for…

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