2008 Taipei International Book Exhibition: Varied features at Kid Book Hall

2008 Taipei International Book Exhibition: Varied features at Kid Book Hall
by YuA7sh8g ~ July 5th, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2008

Following the first day’s events at the 2008 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), organisers used today as an opportunity for a number of autograph sessions, the announcement of awards and a focus on the Taipei World Trade Center‘s Hall 3 where children’s activities and seminars were being held.

The Kids’ Book Hall, which was created with cooperation from the Regional Association of Educational Materials, saw a new addition this year in the form of the “Taiwan Stationery” pavilion. The display included a variety of paper products not only for children, but for small-business and general usage.

In order to promote some conceptions on environment and recycling, Yuen Foong Yu Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd. sponsored the exhibition with recycled poster container and corrugated-fiberboard, which was used to design several nature scenes, and the material will be reusable in the future.

Participants also held several seminars at TWTC Hall 1 for reading population promotion, for example, a Taiwanese version of a famous magazine named “Kagakuru”. Aimed at science education, imported by Taiwan Mac Education, and promoted by several academic professionals in Taiwan, the magazine will be released on March 3, 2008.

New Beta Version of MSN Search Service from Microsoft released

New Beta Version of MSN Search Service from Microsoft released
by YuA7sh8g ~ July 3rd, 2019

Thursday, November 11, 2004

REDMOND, WashingtonMicrosoft has released the new MSN Search service. According to Microsoft press release, the new MSN Search offers the largest, up to date selection of information and a new class of search tools, reducing time and effort required by users to find information.

Some major characteristics of the new MSN Search service include: up to date information, direct answers, direct actions, content specific searching, Search Near Me feature (results tailored geographically), Search Builder (the user can customize search results by defining search criteria).

The global beta version of MSN Search is available here.

Wikinews interviews U.S. Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney

Wikinews interviews U.S. Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 28th, 2019

Friday, March 7, 2008

Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Cynthia McKinney, one of the candidates for the Green Party nomination for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

McKinney is a former Democratic Congresswoman from Georgia. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and held her seat for ten years until being defeated by Denise Majette in 2002. She was the first ever African American woman from her state to be elected to Congress.

We asked her why she made the recent switch to the Green Party. She replied, “Due to the importance of environmental issues, Green issues are the issues of today. The Ten Key Values ofthe Green Party stress us getting along with each other in harmony with the planet that gives us life.”

When asked about how she would handle Iraq she replied, “I would instruct the Joint Chiefs to draw up a plan for the orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the country. I would dismantle our military bases in the area, and I would also demand that U.S. andother international corporations relinquish any claims to Iraqi oil orother resources and withdraw as well.”

McKinney is running for president because, basically, she thinks that “it’s time that the people win”.

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An Analysis Of New Designer Kitchens

by YuA7sh8g ~ June 28th, 2019

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There is nothing that can be classified as classical in the kitchens these days. A design consultant who has operated his own company since 1978, and who began installing cabinets since 1976 says that people have their own ideas on what they want to see in a kitchen.

No predictions can be made about this business. With time it is not only the cabinet setting of the kitchen that has seen a change but even the kitchens itself now are a complete mirror into what person is really like and how he lives. To be able to search for new ideas is their aim at the present he said, though the company is quite new yet.

He has spent about 15 years in this profession and during this time he has not lost much time and taken up various courses in designing and seminars. One rule that he never misses telling his clients is this. If you want to be able to get the best then you must ensure that you must not hurry into purchases and you will need to know what is the best available.

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Buying fittings or your house without even knowing the available choice is quite foolish. To know what the client wants is most important. A design consultant will be able to work better when he know what the exact needs of the family.

To be able to get all his information all he has to do is speak with his customers. After listening to their ideas he tries to show them what his ideas are. His briefing kick starts with the discussion of the budget.

He said that if one was looking to spend less but wanted quality, the cash and carry was the best option. The quality of the drawer runners and hinges can be considered equal to that of the finest cabinets. Quality is now something that the customers are able to check and they are also able to judge the price. Their kitchens are filled with cabinets, electrical appliances, large and small, dishwashers, compactors, and other gadgets.

Everything depends on what you want. Same is the case with the costs. There are two types one is based on whether you are doing it yourself and one is based on whether someone else is doing it for you. The retails hope to attract customers by acquiring huge lots of cash and carry kitchens but they are not able to get too much of variety in it. They also do not have many colors to choose from. They are the true modular kitchen cabinet concept.

This consultant itself is going around changing the fittings he made when he got into the business because by now the trends have changed and so have the homes. In this day and age where customer is definitely king, it is very important to know the tastes of the customers in the field of kitchens. This can be known through market surveys.

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Turkey sets the price to lift the ban on YouTube and Google services

Turkey sets the price to lift the ban on YouTube and Google services
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 22nd, 2019

Friday, June 11, 2010

Turkey’s Finance Ministry has given Google a tax demand of $18.6 million, and Transport and Communications Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m called on Google to register as a taxpayer in the country to “help accelerate” the lifting of a ban on YouTube and Google services.

As The Register reported, access to search engine Google had been limited due to a block imposed on its IP set, and most of Google’s online services had been inaccessible in Turkey since June 4. The IP addresses were shared between YouTube and other Google services. As International Business Times reports, YouTube has been banned in Turkey since 2008.

Accoring to HaberTurk, which is the Turkish version of Bloomberg, Yildirim said that “YouTube is a tax-payer in 20 countries, and we want them to do the same in Turkey.” Turkey’s Finance Ministry has given Google a tax demand of $18.6 million. Y?ld?r?m called on Google to register as a taxpayer in the country, and he said that it is a step that “would help accelerate the lifting of a ban on the company’s Youtube video-sharing website.”

Reporters Without Borders condemned “the growing repercussions of Turkey’s censorship of YouTube” and quoted Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul as saying “I do not want Turkey to be included among the countries that ban YouTube and prevent access to Google.”

Several internet sites have recently been banned in Turkey. The Register reports that 3,700 websites are “blocked for arbitrary and political reasons” in Turkey, including foreign websites, sites aimed at the country’s Kurdish minority, and gay sites according to The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Reporters Without Borders added Turkey to the list of “countries under surveillance” in its report on “Enemies of the Internet,” issued March 2010.

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Egypt struggles to recover tourism, investment

Egypt struggles to recover tourism, investment
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 20th, 2019

Friday, February 10, 2012

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Egypt’s currency rating for the second time in four months based on the country’s shorfall in foreign reserves and shaky political transition. It’s the latest development for a nation facing mounting economic diffuclties.

Egypt’s foreign reserves fell by over 50 percent last year to about US$16 billion. Egypt has requested US$3.2 billion from the International Monetary Fund to bolster its reserves and prevent a devalation but that could take months.

Experts say that Egypt’s problem of attracting foreign investment and tourists, which are two sources that would increase reserves, has already caused the Egyptian pound to lose 1 percent of its value and if the country doesn’t solve the shortfall in foriegn currency, it could even lead to a further currency devaluation within the next two to three months.

The long-term solution is to restore tourism and foreign investments but both are suffering because of the continuing unrest.

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Tips On Finding Cheap Flights From Mumbai To Bangalore

by YuA7sh8g ~ June 20th, 2019

byAlma Abell

If you love a challenge, then try to find cheap flights from Mumbai to Bangalore. No matter where you are traveling, a cheap flight can seem like only a dream, but there are some tips for finding those great deals.

Best Days of the Week

If a cheap flight is the only option, then you will want to book your flight on a Tuesday or Wednesday. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should schedule the actual flight on those days; it means start your search on Tuesday or Wednesday. However, many airlines offer unpublished sales on differing days, so you may want to at least compare other days to those Tuesdays and Wednesdays to ensure you get the best deal.

Best Days to Travel

Most people don’t understand that there are specific days of the week that are best to travel. For example, A Friday is the best day to depart for a domestic flight, with a return day on Monday. However, you will usually see a cheaper fare for international departures on a Tuesday or Wednesday, while the return should be scheduled for a Monday.

Worst Day to Travel

Above all, you should always avoid flying on a Sunday or Saturday, because these days are extremely busy. Most people need the weekend for traveling because of school or work responsibilities, so these days book fast and are always more expensive. In fact, you could pay 15 percent above average by flying on one of those days.

Best Months to Travel

If you are going for cheap options, then you should consider the months of percent.

How Much Time To Book

Most people think that booking a few weeks in advance will be enough and will give them decent prices. However, it can be difficult to know when to book. Generally, for domestic flights you will want to book three to seven weeks before your trip. Start seven weeks before and start comparing prices weekly. If you start to see a rise in price, go ahead and book your flight.

Learning when to find cheap flight tickets from Mumbai to Bangalore is a great way to save money. To learn more about a great airline, visit Jet Airways online.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Mark Morin, Chatham—Kent—Essex

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Mark Morin, Chatham—Kent—Essex
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 12th, 2019

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mark Morin is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Chatham—Kent—Essex riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

He did not reply to the questions “Which of your competitors do you expect to pose the biggest challenge to your candidacy? Why?” and “Of the decisions made by Ontario’s 38th Legislative Assembly, which was the most beneficial to your this electoral district? To the province as a whole? Which was least beneficial, or even harmful, to your this riding? To the province as a whole?” Some spelling corrections have been made.

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.

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Highway bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses

Highway bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 12th, 2019

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Interstate 35W Mississippi River eight-lane bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota has collapsed on both sides of the highway over the Mississippi River during rush hour.

Previous reports indicated at least nine people had died, but Minneapolis police revised this to four during a 7:30 a.m. (local time) press conference. Tim Dolan, the Minneapolis Police Chief later stated that “several [adding to the four] people are confirmed dead at the scene,” but would not elaborate on how many. At least 79 have been injured and at least 8 are still missing, still believed to be in the rubble.

The road was busy with bumper-to-bumper traffic in four lanes when the entire 1907 foot (581 m) steel arch bridge collapsed. At least 50 cars were traveling on the bridge, including a school bus. The Red Cross said that 60 children were aboard a school bus, and that ten of those were admitted to a hospital.

The entire length of the bridge over the river collapsed at 6:05 p.m. CDT (UTC-5). The bridge, built in 1967, cleared the water level by 64 feet; the deck surface and pavement were considerably higher.

Reports say that people may be trapped in the water. Further, “many voids may contain survivors, but we cannot search those voids until it’s safe,” said Jim Clack, Minneapolis Fire Chief, during a press conference.

“One has died from drowning,” said a doctor from the medical center during an 8:00 pm press conference, who also said that so far 22 are in “yellow condition” and at least six are in “critical condition.”

Minneapolis officials have stated during an earlier press conference that “people are being sent downtown and all survivors are off the bridge. We are seeking help from the Red Cross.” and “[…]at least 60 children are receiving trauma care some with severe injures, some with minor injuries.”

Most of the injured have been received by Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis for medical treatment. Area hospitals are requesting all off duty staff and all Minneapolis ambulances to report. Residents are being encouraged to stay away from the area to let emergency crews do their work.

It is not known what caused the collapse, but there was construction being performed on the bridge’s road surface which included the use of jackhammers and the FBI has ruled out terrorism.

“Although it is much too early to make any determination of the cause, we have no reason at this time to believe there is any nexus to terrorism,” said Paul McCabe, an FBI spokesman.

In 2001 a stress inspection was done and Minnesota Department of Transportation stated that the bridge “should not have any problems with fatigue cracking in the foreseeable future.”

Typically an eight-lane bridge, the bridge was reduced to four lanes (two in each direction) during the current construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) had just announced overnight lane reductions on the bridge to one lane in each direction for the late evening hours of July 31 and August 1.

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Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules

Fred Thompson’s ‘exploration’ causes confusion on USA election rules
by YuA7sh8g ~ June 12th, 2019

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The day after Fred Thompson’s “exploratory committee” announced that it raised just over US$3 million dollars, the type of fundraising is causing “confusion” over Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules for the “exploratory” status.

CQ Politics reports, “Friends of Fred Thompson” also is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a “527” political organization, so named because it is regulated under Section 527 of the tax code.” Once Thompson decides to become a candidate, he must then meet FEC disclosure requirements. CQ Politics noted, “two issues — whether Thompson has raised more money than could be expected to be used for exploratory activities, and whether his months of ‘testing the waters’ have been a ‘protracted period of time’ as outlined by federal law as qualifying someone as a candidate — Thompson could have trouble.” According to Paul Ryan, FEC program director for the Campaign Legal Center, “Reasonable minds could disagree.”

The Washington Post noted, “Campaign finance experts said yesterday that if Thompson were to wait until Sept. 6 to launch a campaign, he would be legally permitted to delay filing a finance report with the Federal Election Commission until Jan. 31.” Nonetheless, “Thompson campaign officials stressed his commitment to disclosure.”

In addition to the personnel changes previously reported, today a top fundraising consultant, Kim Kaegi, resigned from the Thompson campaign. According to the AP, “Kaegi called it a ‘stretch’ to speculate that her departure was related to lower-than-expected totals.”

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