News briefs:May 26, 2010

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Calpine declares bankruptcy, cites natural gas prices

Thursday, December 22, 2005 Electrical power generator Calpine Corporation declared bankruptcy on Tuesday. The San Jose, California based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Federal Court, to facilitate debt restructuring and to allow for normal operations to continue. Calpine has obtained secured debtor-in-possession financing from Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston totaling $2 billion. The company announced that some of its Canadian subsidiaries would also file for creditor protection under theContinue reading

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Las Vegas Grand Canyon Memorial Day Week Bus Tours}

Here’s An Opinion On: Rent Parking Space Submitted by: Rhegie Taylor The Memorial Day week vacation season will soon be here and if you’re headed to Las Vegas, make sure to include a bus tour to the Grand Canyon among your list of things to do. But take action now as these tours regularly sell out during this first major U. S. Summer holiday. RSVP I always recommend that travelers buy their bus tours atContinue reading

Wikinews Shorts: March 7, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, March 7, 2007. The European Union has banned the 35 planes in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) 45 aircraft fleet from flying in EU airspace. The reason provided by EU was that these plans do not fulfill the safety requirement for international planes and thus were banned. PIA has redeployed its Boeing 777 jets from US to EU flights to facilitate passengers in Europe. Flights PK 782 andContinue reading

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Latest trial of the One Laptop Per Child running in India; Uruguay orders 100,000 machines

Thursday, November 8, 2007 India is the latest of the countries where the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) experiment has started. Children from the village of Khairat were given the opportunity to learn how to use the XO laptop. During the last year XO was distributed to children from Arahuay in Peru, Ban Samkha in Thailand, Cardal in Uruguay and Galadima in Nigeria. The OLPC team are, in their reports on the startup of theContinue reading

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm. Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank,Continue reading

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Effective Acne Treatment You Never Hear About}

Here’s An Opinion On: Virtual Healthcare Submitted by: Brad Thomas You have been lied to. You have probably been told that the only effective way to get rid of acne is through using harsh prescription drugs. But that is simply not true. If you have wondered about why the medical establishment have not been telling you about safe and effective natural acne treatments that exists, this will be an interesting read. It’s no secret thatContinue reading

Manitoba’s flood creating hazardous conditions

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 The Red River at Winnipeg is almost clear of ice blocks and ice jamming, however there are still dangers from the Red River flood. Ice blocks which were as high as two storey buildings were ripping out trees, fences and railway ties. “You’ll see huge pans of ice standing vertical, up to 20 feet (6.1 m) high,” said Steve Topping, an official with the provincial Water Stewardship Department. “Ice was shoved up onContinue reading

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Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM)Continue reading

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Cook Islands rugby league player Adam Watene dies after training session age 31

Monday, October 13, 2008 Cook Islands and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby league player Adam Watene has died. The Wildcats announced the death of the 31-year-old earlier today. They reported he collapsed in the gym shortly after a training session. A spokesman said, “The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are sad to announce the sudden passing of Adam Watene. The circumstances surrounding Adam’s death were sudden and unexpected. Everyone at the Wildcats’ thoughts are with Adam’s family, andContinue reading

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