Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the …

Myron Cope, Pittsburgh Steelers color commentator, retires after a 35 year career

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Myron Cope, a locally famous sports announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a National Football League team, has announced his retirement from the booth, effective immediately. Cope had a 35 year career announcing Steelers games with his familiar scratchy voice, often punctuated with unique Yiddish expressions, such as “Feh” and “Yoi”, which …

Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic skier Andrew Bor

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Sunday, Wikinews sat down with Australian Paralympic guide skier Andrew Bor who was participating in a national team training camp in Vail, Colorado. ((Wikinews)) This is Andrew Bor, who is Melissa Perrine’s guide skier. How did you become a guide? Andrew Bor: I was coaching with the team, the September before …

As shipping exemption expires, hurricane-torn Puerto Rico may face changes in relief from mainland United States

Thursday, October 12, 2017 According to the United States Department of Homeland Security on Monday, Puerto Rico’s exemption from the Jones Act, which temporarily lifted the rule requiring that only U.S.-owned ships might carry goods between U.S. ports, was allowed to expire on Sunday rather than being renewed. The island commonwealth had been given a …

News briefs:January 11, 2008

Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief 01-11-2008 01:20 UTC 2 Introduction 3 Events of worldwide notability, military action, disasters etc. 3.1 At least 24 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan 3.2 Alabama father throws children in river 3.3 British troops may have received contaminated blood from American donors 3.4 George Bush arrives in Middle East 3.5 …

Arson charge for man who cleaned home with gasoline

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Ernest Krajniak from Chilton, Wisconsin in the United States has been charged with arson after a lit cigarette ignited gasoline soaked clothes, setting his apartment ablaze. On Friday April 3, Krajniak, 47, cleaned his entire apartment with about five gallons of gasoline, wiping everything down with the soaked clothes. After he …

Michigan Vacation Rental A Perfect Way To Enjoy Nature And Adventurous Activity}

Michigan Vacation Rental A Perfect Way to Enjoy Nature and Adventurous Activity by Article Manager Michigan is the perfect holiday destination for those who love arts, water activities, and the beautiful beaches. Michigan just not offers these but it also offer several other sports activities and natural scenery for the tourist. Michigan offered numerous art …