Month: November 2021

Woman returns home with Christmas turkey, a month after setting out

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 A Scottish woman who set out before Christmas to purchase a turkey finally made it home on Monday, after being cut off by snow for a month. Kay Ure left the Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage on Cape Wrath, at the very northwest tip of Great Britain, in December. She was heading to […]

Restore An Old Jambalaya Pot

Read An Opinion On: Building Dispute Gold Coast Submitted by: Ardy Reed Have you ever wondered how you could restore that old jambalaya pot your Grandpa gave you? What about an old Dutch oven or cast iron skillet you found at the hunting camp or in Grandma s kitchen. Have you wondered why you should […]

Ten-year-old computer glitch prevents delivery of 1,380 Canadian health results

Sunday, May 24, 2009 The Saskatoon Health Region in Saskatchewan, Canada recently discovered a fax machine problem which had not relayed almost 1,500 X-rays, Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, ultrasounds, and other medical imaging test results to doctors. The fax machine is part of the automated Radiology Information System. An audit […]

Ralph Nader calls out Democrats for financial bailout

 Correction — Aug 2, 2010 Nader referred to the 1999 repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagal Act. The Wikinews article omitted the word “repeal” from the account of Nader’s speech.  Sunday, October 5, 2008 Independent U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader had harsh words for the Democrats who engineered yesterday’s passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of […]

Hybrid Cars At Affordable Price

Read An Opinion On: Best Pr Agency Australia Submitted by: James Gunaseelan The newest technology offering to lower vehicle fuel costs and help save the environment at the same time is rapidly expanding around the world. With the prospect of affordable hybrid cars on the horizon, many potential buyers are taking a wait and see […]

Tropical Storm Irene passes over New York

Sunday, August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, recently downgraded from a hurricane, passed over New York City at about 0900 local time (1300 UTC) today, bringing heavy rain and winds up to 65 miles per hour (96.6 km/h). Flooding has been reported in New York City, where the Hudson River spilled over its banks into […]

Virgin Atlantic jet fire investigation finds faulty wiring in A340 fleet

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Investigators in Ireland have found wiring problems in several Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340s as part of their investigation into a fire on board one such aircraft that was forced to divert to Shannon Airport. The Virgin jet was headed from London Heathrow Airport to Chicago with 143 passengers and thirteen crew […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

Meet And Greet Car Parking Service At Heathrow

Read An Opinion On: Parking Industry Australia Meet And Greet Car Parking Service At Heathrow by Walker Wild London’s Heathrow airport is one of UK’s busiest airports. It handles around 64 million passengers every year and the number is increasing everyday. If you turn up at the Heathrow airport without having booked a car parking […]

Owsley Stanley, icon of 1960s counterculture, dies at 76

Thursday, March 17, 2011 Owsley Stanley, mass-producer of LSD, the drug underlying much of the culture of the 1960s California hippie era, died Sunday in a car accident in Australia at the age of 76, his family announced on Tuesday. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Stanley lent the ’60s a great deal of […]