Monday, October 1, 2007
Jim Reeves is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the York-Simcoe riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.
Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Microsoft Global announced that Xbox 360 first-person shooter Halo 3 launched world-wide during September 25 to 27. This launch of Halo 3 focuses on strategy, shooting, co-operating, and global linking between different languages.
In the United States, more than 10,000 retailers opened their stores at midnight on September 25. They provided a Halo 3 painted car as a grand prize. Gamers lined up for hours in excitement for the long awaited game to come out.
Shane Kim (Director of Microsoft Games Studio) awarded the first gamer who lined up for the launch at the Best Buy store in New York City, taking pictures with Jim Cush who dressed as “Master Chief”, and remarked that other 37 countries will play this game with different languages except English, with the sales of 10 million game copies.
In Taiwan, after Microsoft’s local division separately invited Taiwanese Band “Mayday” last Sunday (September 16) and SBL Yulon Dinosaur Team Players (Hsueh-lin Li and Chih-chung Chen) 4 days ago (September 22) at the “Halo 3 Pre-launch Carnival” in Taiwan, the company invited famous model Ruru Lin from Catwalk Co., Ltd. for the launch, and held a friendship match with 4 players who lined up from first place to fourth place.
Meanwhile, Microsoft Hong Kong held a “Halo 3: Ultimate Collection Exhibition” launch activity to show the Halo series figures, posters, game packs, and history. The first Chinese version of “Halo 3: Midnight Ultimate Madness” was published prior to Taiwan’s and USA’s release, at the Grand Century Place in Mong Kok, Kowloon in Hong Kong.
Wedding rings for the brides
The best way to impress your bride on the wedding day is to give her a beautiful wedding ring. As you are inexperienced one in this matter you may need to be informed with some facts.
Women’s wedding bands or weddings are of different types. There are wedding bands that contain engagement ring. But this wedding band cannot be presented before wedding ceremony. There are anniversary bands. These bands are the perfect gift for your wife on the marriage anniversary. Eternity bands are also available in the market. It has some symbolic meaning.
Wedding bands are available in various meals as gold, platinum, titanium and so on.
Engagement rings are best when it is added with diamond. It is a very traditional look for an engagement ring. Today most of the men want platinum ring. It looks very gorgeous when a diamond is set on the ring. The edges of the ring can also be decorated with the small diamonds. This is a very modern model.
Anniversary bands are found in many styles. Anniversary rings are best when the year of anniversary is engraved on the ring. Again the number of the year can be expressed by the number of diamond on the ring. If you give these kinds of gifts to your wife then you will surely see the expected smile on her face.yhe date of your wedding is perfect for the wedding ring but the year of marriage is perfect for anniversary ring.
There is one more band and that is the eternity band. The symbolic meaning of these bands is very clear. It reflects the eternal bond in which you both are entangled. The relation will be eternal and the ring is the proof of that.
If you really want to impress your wife then you should choose any ring among these. You can choose any metal. Girls are mostly crazy about gold and diamond ring. Tungsten and titanium rings are liked by men. But now the women who are fade-up by wearing the traditional ring are now looking for something different. Titanium and tungsten are the alternatives.
The color of titanium is black. The black color looks very good with a diamond. Ti gives a trendy look to your costume. Everyone will look at you only in the marriage ceremony.
Ten there remains the white gold. White gold is made by alloying yellow gold with silver. White gold can be matched with diamond or other gemstones. Other gemstones include sapphire, emerald etc.
While choosing the gemstones one thing should be kept in mind is that the designs should be suitable with the stones. There are solid rings and the rings with intricate designs. Solid rings are loved by men and the rings with intricate designs are loved by women. The finishing of the rings must be perfect. Otherwise the ring will look odd.
It may be any occasion. It may be wedding or anniversary or any special day, rings are the best object as a gift for women. Actually most of the women love to wear rings.
platinum wedding ring
By Brendon Heins
‘But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend’
These words from the song ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ were made famous by the quintessential blonde femme fatale Marilyn Monroe. And indeed, from her time to your time, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Swarovski, moissanite, and cubic zirconia simply cannot compare to the glamour, allure and enduring quality of diamond. Kind of reminds you of Marilyn Monroe compared with the ditzy blondes of Hollywood today.
But of course, you do not need a man who lives and gives expensive jewels. Absolutely not when you have a stable job and you can avail of quick payday loans!
Fine Diamonds, Fast Payday Loans
You have been lusting after the Tiffany Lace Ring for ages. And now you have to have it right here, right now for your own reasons – maybe the high school class reunion is coming up, maybe you are bridesmaid, and maybe you are stocking up on fashion accessories. But, horror of horrors, you come up short on the money.
Don’t fret. With fast payday loans, you can get additional money within the same day. All you have to do is go online, browse through reliable payday loans companies that your family and friends recommended, and file your application. Presto! You have payday loans deposited directly to your bank account in a matter of hours. Tiffany, here you come!
Fine Diamonds, Fine Choosing
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but you have to make your diamond jewelry your personal best friend. You have to choose based on cut, color, clarity and carat (4 Cs) to suit your preferences, passions and plans.
You can expand your knowledge of diamonds’ 4 Cs to enable critical choosing when you do get to a Tiffany store or any other jewelry store for that matter. Read on:
– Color can be the most important determinant of the diamonds’ value. Indeed, you can assume that ‘colorless’ diamonds are more valuable though you also have to know that not all ‘colorless’ diamonds are of lesser value.
– Clarity pertains to the visible flaws within the diamonds. Again, you are safe to assume that the less flaws present, the more you have to shell out for the jewelry. If in doubt, ask for a magnifying glass.
– Cut allows the diamonds’ facets to shine by reflecting light, which you see as the fire in the diamond. You can choose from many diamond cuts like round, oval, marquise, radiant, pear-shaped, emerald and heart-shaped. Your preference will determine which cut suits you best.
– Carat is the weight of the diamond in its entirety. In reverse order as the above Cs, you should not assume that just because a diamond is big, it is automatically more valuable than the smaller diamond.
Of course, just looking at diamonds set in gold and surrounded by other precious stones can make you stand in awe so much so that you can forget the 4 Cs. Still, it never did hurt a girl to ask about the history behind the jewelry!
Just make sure that you pay your payday loans on time lest you find yourself pawning your coveted diamond ring. Beyond that, you can make other drool with envy from your best friend.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2005
One year ago today, September 7, 2004, the Wikimedia Commons project was presented to the public. Wikimedia Commons, or simply Commons, is a repository for multimedia files that include images, videos, computer animations, and music as well as spoken texts. They currently count more than 232,000 such files.
All of Commons content is published under a free licence, so the use of its files is permitted outside the project itself. Its main mission is to provide the international Wikipedias with images. Like Wikipedia, the Commons is based on a simple wiki principle that permits every user to contribute and change content. The project is organized into so-called gallery pages, and/or by adding files into categories organized in multiple topics that help facilitate the speedy location of desired files. Often it exists already a direct link from the Wikipedia page to the corresponding page in the Commons.
The Wikimedia Commons proposal was originated by the German Erik Möller, (Eloquence), in March 2004. Eloquence was until recently the Chief Research Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation. Up until the launch of Commons, it was time consuming to use material from one Wikipedia language project in a sister project of a different language. Each file had to be uploaded into each language edition of Wikipedia, and be described and licensed again. The goal was to reduce this redundant effort into one upload, which it can be said that this was successful.
The language in use on the project’s Main Page is English because it is an international project, but many information pages exist in multiple languages. Judging by the experience of other Wikimedia Foundation projects, it is only a question of time before further localization occurs at Commons. This will make it easier for users with fewer skills in foreign languages to also contribute files.
The content in the Commons is growing at a rapid pace. Within the last month alone, the number of images and other files has grown by more than 43,000. This represents a 22,7 % increase in relation to the prior month. While the Wikipedia projects usually compare themselves with the more widely known encyclopedias like Britannica and Brockhaus, a competitor Commons would likely be considered the huge commercial photo archives like Getty Images and Corbis, who possess more than 70 million images each. In relation to them, the Commons is very small at the moment. However, most of the important buildings and landmarks world wide are already featured in its database.
Like other Wikimedia Foundation projects, the Commons face certain challenges and problems. Sometimes people upload offensive images. The community has had to establish clear criteria about which content is acceptable, and which is not. There should not be unfair censorship. Obvious transgressions can be pointed out by anybody, and they are usually deleted rapidly by the administrators.
A sensitive topic is copyrights, and the rights of the owner of the pictured images. International rules have not yet been made compatible. In certain ways, the Wikimedia Foundation opens new territory in the area of intellectual property. Before Commons, it was almost exclusively a domain of professionals to publish images who were well aware of the legal issues. Now it is possible for huge numbers of photo amateurs to publish. Like with offensive content, obvious violations of copyright are deleted the moment they are brought to notice of the administrators. However, it is quite possible there will be an upcoming international debate if the free publication of certain content, e.g. images of national heritage objects, is in the overwhelming public interest. In cases such as this, private interests which might prevent publication are of lesser importance.
The contribution of Wikimedia Commons to a wide array of issues in research, reporting, education, tourism or others, at a global scale, is difficult to fathom at the moment. Most likely though the impact will be gigantic.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Indian stock market ended at an all time high on the Diwali 60-minute Special trading session on Friday. Diwali trading is arranged every year on the festival of Diwali to pay obeisance to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity; it is also seen as welcoming the New Year of the Samvat calendar. The Samvat calendar is 56.7 years ahead (in count) of the solar Gregorian calendar.
The benchmark 30-share Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitivity Index, Sensex, rose 0.53% or 111.39 points to a record close of 21,004.96. Sensex closes above 21k pts for the first-time in its 135 years history.
Indian markets have attracted about USD 26.74 billion this year of investment from foreign institutional investors. The sale of a 10% stake in Kolkata-based Coal India last month was the biggest share sale in Indian history and banked the government 3.4 billion dollars. Coal India has risen 43 percent since listing at the stock exchanges this week.
According to Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala “This will continue for long periods of time. If you look at India we are 3% to 4% of world GDP, we are not even 0.5% of USD 30 to USD 35 trillion in the investment of institutions worldwide in equities. Our share is USD 250 billion, USD 200 billion may be and it could go up to USD 1 trillion. So I see no reason why money will not come. Don’t forget one thing that India is an open country. Indian companies have return on equity. Among the emerging markets we have the best corporate governance. We are well regulated; we have got good trading systems. Why will the money not come you tell me?” Mr.Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is tagged by the media as “India’s Warren Buffett”.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
New Delhi authorities hope a fierce looking primate will solve the problem of mischievous monkeys infilitratring the city’s subway system. The Hindustan Times reports that langurs will be used to scare away their smaller cousins. A langur-wallah (or handler) is being paid 6,900 rupees (US$ 167) a month as a retainer and “will be called in whenever there is a monkey problem” says Anuj Dayal of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. “There are too many monkeys” said Mr. Dayal.
In June, a monkey reportedly crawled through some pipes and into a subway car jumping around and making faces at passengers who were evacuated to another car while staff chased the creature.
Delhi is known to suffer from trouble brought on by monkeys. The animals are reported to invade homes, schools and government offices in the city. Scores of animals have moved in as the city expands into surrounding forests. In an effort to control the problem, the Delhi administration captured about 500 monkeys and took them to the outskirts of the city last year.
Friday, July 7, 2006
A 36-year-old man, who is yet to be named, is undergoing surgery after an attacker lodged a knife through one cheek and out the other. The handle broke off, leaving the 15-cm (about 6 inches) blade inside him. The man was rushed to hospital today, July 7, at about 2 a.m. NZST. The attack occurred last night after a domestic row in Albany on Auckland‘s North Shore.
John Chaplin, head and neck surgeon said, “the man could be treated relatively simply. The major blood vessels of the head were further back in the neck and the knife could be relatively easily removed in an operating theatre where bleeding could be controlled.”
The police have issued an arrest warrant for Vance Paraki Tuheke, 31-year-old, in relation to the attack.
The victim may suffer from some facial numbness.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
On Saturday, Wikinews visited the set of indie comedy film Dead on Set. Using the movie-in-a-movie concept, the film is a comedy about a group of people filming a zombie movie, during which a real zombie virus outbreak occurs. The entire film was shot in the greater Tyler, Texas area.
The film was written, directed and produced by Amanda Spangler. An array of make-up artists worked to create the realistic bite and injury marks for actors.
When asked how she came up with the idea for the film’s script, Spangler said, “We often see the efforts of filmmakers being put to the test when it comes to creating fantasy or horror based movies. I had always wondered what would happen if their dreamscape became their reality and how they would react. For this film, they’re so entwined in what they’re doing they can’t even tell the difference between real zombies and the fake ones. Considering the hilarity of that concept, I decided to write a comedy on that very subject.”
Although production for the film has ended, the project must now go though the editing process. Spangler plans to submit the film to Tyler’s film festival in mid-May and the film is to screen at Tyler’s historic Liberty Theater in late May or early June for cast members and their families. Roughly half of the film was shot in or near a hair salon owned by Coby Archa, who appeared as a contestant on the reality television series Survivor.