Culture of creativity features at Furnal Equinox 2018
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Visual art, fabric art, photography, performance, dance, virtual reality, and music were all the subject of sessions at Furnal Equinox 2018, a conference held from March 16 to 18 at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. Canada’s largest furry convention by attendance, the annual event offers dozens of subculture-specific programs.

The convention’s communications and public relations coordinator for the event, Ronnie, describes furries as “people that enjoy arts and culture centred around animals and animal-themed topics, essentially. Furnal Equinox in particular, we like to celebrate in a very visual and very […] artistic nature, where we have lots of arts and performances and crafts that go on, and people celebrate with lots of socialisation involved.”

Of the attendees, Ronnie told Wikinews “they come from all walks of life. They are people of all ages, sizes, all sorts of backgrounds, and they come together under one mutual interest, which is their love for animal culture.”

“Programming at Furnal Equinox involves[…] a lot of informational panels, so you can find out about topics from art and how to draw, or how to visually incorporate different elements into your artworks. You can also find panels that teach you how to write better, be a better fiction author for example,” explained the event representative.

At one panel Wikinews attended, members of its all-volunteer organising committee spoke of the year-long process of planning the event, and their reasons for committing such a significant amount of their time. Said one panelist, “if you’re happy, we’re happy.”

The largest hub of activity at the convention was a dealer’s room; nicknamed the “Dealer’s Den”, giving it an anthropomorphic twist. Vendors were selling original visual art, wearables like faux fur tails or ears, or things like jewellery or soap with motifs that would interest attendees.

The back area of the room was dedicated to a charity auction, with proceeds benefiting Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary. According to the convention website, the charity is “dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected, and abandoned farmed animals. Their goal is to provide a safe, life-long home for all of their residents, and to educate the public about the true nature of farmed animals through tours, volunteer programs, and community outreach.”

Split into groups, some attendees played “Fursuit Games” in front of an audience, like trying to toss a ball into a garbage can. The activity made harder, of course, by the limited dexterity and vision the most of the costumes entail.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Russ Aegard, Thunder Bay-Atikokan
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Russ Aegard is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan 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.

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byAlma Abell

A business litigation attorney is a legal professional that focuses his or her attention on representing the interests of businesses that find themselves involved in litigation.

When a person or a business entity enters in a civil suit the process is called “litigation.” There are numerous possibilities, anything from a class action suit for product liability to defending against a suit brought by a disgruntled employee to being sued by the IRS for an infringement of tax law. Large corporations usually have a legal department; a business litigation attorney will be an integral member of that group. The majority of companies will retain an independent business litigation attorney in Chicago when it becomes necessary.

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The role of the litigator:

Once hired by a client, the litigator represents the client who is either suing or defending in a civil action. It is the responsibility of the attorney to file the claim in the event the client is instigating a suit or responding to suit that has named the client as defendant. The litigator will write a brief that explains the facts in detail for the benefit of the court, cites the applicable law that supports the right to recover damages and case law that shows to the satisfaction of the court that recovery is warranted.

When an attorney is warranted:

Not every issue in business requires the intervention of an attorney, if you are considering entering into a lease for a commercial space this is something that can be done independently. On the other hand if you are faced with a situation that can end up costing your company a great of money is not handled properly, then a business litigation attorney in Chicago is an absolute must. It will prove to be in your best interest to engage the services of an experienced attorney, the legal fee will be more than offset by the damage it can do to the business.

Any time your business is faced with a situation that will put it in jeopardy you should consider consulting with a business litigation attorney in Chicago. You are invited to contact the Zimmerman Law Offices online at www.attorneyzim.com/practice-areas/business-litigation/

Google launches Google Spreadsheets
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Google has launched an online spreadsheet site, in a private beta.

The site will allow spreadsheets to be shared between up to 10 users, which is aimed to be useful to teams and small businesses. “Many people already organise information into spreadsheets. Where they are struggling is to share it” said the product manager, Jonathan Rochelle.

Google recently bought the online word-processor Writely, launched a calendar product, as well as a desktop search tool. Many see this as them straying into Microsoft‘s markets.

Google Spreadsheets uses very advanced AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And Xml) and Client Side Scripting to mimic very effectively it’s desktop counterparts’ functions.

It is surprisingly fast, has very good formatting and advanced formula support, but best of all it has complete support for Microsoft Excel .xls files, and very good collaboration: just enter the e-mail address and you can share easily.

Puerto Rico’s election for governer contested

Puerto Rico’s election for governer contested
May 26, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

BOSTON, MA –The hotly contested Puerto Rico election for governor has entered the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston to decide whether the Puerto Rican Supreme Court or a U.S. District Judge has jurisdiction over the contested ballots.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over Puerto Rico. The election has been contested since November.

The ballot for governor allows Puerto Ricans to vote for a governor of their political party and any one person. The largest instance of this occurred when members of the Independence Party voted for their candidate (who trailed a distant third) and for Aníbal Acevedo Vilá of the Popular Democratic Party. Opposition mainly from the New Progressive Party argues that the intent of the voter is not clear on these “mixed ballots.” The Popular Democratic Party points out that such mixed ballots have been accepted in the past.

Pedro Rosselló, former governor from the New Progressive Party, is up for re-election.

The Puerto Rican Supreme Court ruled the ballots valid, a decision that was overturned by a U.S. Federal Judge Daniel Domínguez, who ordered ballots be counted but not confirmed until their validity can be decided. The election is a close one, and the validity of the contested ballots will determine the winner.

Time pressure increases with each day, since the inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2005.

The Independence Party favours Puerto Rico becoming an independent nation, and is a small third party. The Popular Democratic Party currently is the ruling party and favours Puerto Rico to remain a commonwealth. The New Progressive Party favours Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state.

Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life

Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life
May 25, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Victoria Wyndham was one of the most seasoned and accomplished actresses in daytime soap opera television. She played Rachel Cory, the maven of Another World‘s fictional town, Bay City, from 1972 to 1999 when the show went off the air. Wyndham talks about how she was seen as the anchor of a show, and the political infighting to keep it on the air as NBC wanted to wrest control of the long-running soap from Procter & Gamble. Wyndham fought to keep it on the air, but eventually succumbed to the inevitable. She discusses life on the soap opera, and the seven years she spent wandering “in the woods” of Los Angeles seeking direction, now divorced from a character who had come to define her professional career. Happy, healthy and with a family she is proud of, Wyndham has found life after the death of Another World in painting and animals. Below is David Shankbone’s interview with the soap diva.


  • 1 Career and motherhood
  • 2 The politics behind the demise of Another World
  • 3 Wyndham’s efforts to save Another World
  • 4 The future of soap operas
  • 5 Wyndham’s career and making it as a creative
  • 6 Television’s lust for youth
  • 7 Her relationship today to the character Rachel Cory
  • 8 Wyndham on a higher power and the creative process
  • 9 After AW: Wyndham lost in California
  • 10 Wyndham discovers painting
  • 11 Wyndham on the state of the world
  • 12 Source

Renowned Indian guru ?r? Satya Sai Baba dies aged 84

Renowned Indian guru ?r? Satya Sai Baba dies aged 84
May 25, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Monday, April 25, 2011

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?r? Satya Sai Baba, one of India’s most prominent spiritual leaders and revered by millions of followers worldwide, died Sunday in a Puttaparthi hospital, following a cardiac arrest. He was 84 and had been in hospital since last month, suffering from kidney failure and respiratory problems.

Followers and devotees of ?r? Baba considered him to be the manifestation of a “living God” on Earth and believed he had powers of magic, such as being able to pull things from out of thin air.

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one of ?r? Baba’s followers, as was international test cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Worshippers carried Baba’s image through the streets of Bangalore and extra police were deployed in his hometown of Puttaparthi. In Delhi, masses gathered in temples and some refused to accept Baba’s death.

With an estimated six million followers, Baba saw donations allow for the expansion of his home village to include many temples, a hospital offering free medical care, a university, and an airport. His first permanent facility opened 60 years ago.

Born Sathyanarayana Raju, Baba decided at the age of fourteen that he was the reincarnation of 19th-century guru Sai Baba of Shirdi. The legend runs that Baba was stung by a scorpion and then sang religious chants in a language previously unknown to him. He predicted his death in 2019, as well as a third and final reincarnation in Karnataka state in 2023.

He was a spiritual leader who inspired millions to lead a moral and meaningful life even as they followed the religion of their choice

Nobody has been appointed to take over running the trust that promotes the faith, which has over 1,200 centres worldwide. There are fears the family and trust could argue, leading to a government takeover. “If the government has to take over the affairs of Sai Baba’s mission that could spell its end,” warned one devotee.

“Some people out of their mean-mindedness are trying to tarnish the image of Sai Baba,” said Baba in 2000, after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him by young men, claims the BBC highlighted in 2004. “I am not after name and fame. So, I do not lose anything by their false allegations. My glory will go on increasing day by day,” Baba added.

Claims that ?r? Baba was a charlatan and allegations of sexual abuse dogged him constantly. In 1993, six people “died violently in the spiritual leader’s private rooms,” The Guardian reported. No full explanation has ever been given for the deaths, though speculation of a money dispute has been raised.

In a statement, current Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the death of the guru was an “”irreparable loss” to India, adding, “He was a spiritual leader who inspired millions to lead a moral and meaningful life even as they followed the religion of their choice.”

The guru’s body is being kept at the hospital amid appeals for his devotees not to flood them to see his body. The public viewing of ?r? Baba’s body will take place Monday and Tuesday, and a funeral will follow. There are to be four days of mourning in his home state, Andhra Pradesh, by decree of the state government.

News briefs:May 21, 2006

News briefs:May 21, 2006
May 25, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

The time is 17:00 (UTC) on May 21st, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.


  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Violence escalates in Afghanistan
    • 1.2 Iran stands defiant on Uranium enrichment
    • 1.3 Militants target rally in Srinagar
    • 1.4 Professionals and students continue strike in New Dehli
    • 1.5 300 Vietnamese fishermen rescued after record China typhoon
    • 1.6 Pair extradited and charged over Granville, Sydney shootings
    • 1.7 Ray Nagin re-elected New Orleans mayor
    • 1.8 Snowy Hydro Scheme to go public
    • 1.9 Missing BC girl found safe
    • 1.10 ‘Naked Guy’ Andrew Martinez dies
    • 1.11 Finnish metal band win 51st Eurovision Song Contest
  • 2 Closing statements

Training Schaumburg Disability Attorney Go Through

May 25, 2018 · Child Education · (No comments)


Congress and Social Security Administration (SSA) have put systems in place to produce specially trained persons to assist disabled claim benefits that are due to them from the Government. Disability advocates, disability specialist, disability consultants or non-attorney are what they are known as. Schaumburg disability attorneys and generally attorneys receive training through handbooks, CD’s, and software.

Qualifications before becoming a lawyer vary between states. In some states, the faculty of law teaches law. Its normally a department of a University undergraduates college. The students pursue a Bachelors or Masters of law degree. It is then followed by advanced examination, apprenticeship and additional course work at special government institutes.

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In the United States, law is taught by law schools. States that follow American model, graduate law schools are schools where one needs a bachelor degree for admission. A majority of law schools are affiliated to Universities while a few are independent.

In the United States and Canada graduating students are awarded Doctor of Jurisprudence as opposed to a Bachelor of Law as the practitioners law degree. Masters of law and Doctor of Judicial science are also offered as a post doctoral law degree by many schools to students who would want to further their research knowledge and credentials in specific areas of law

There is a great difference in the quality of legal education and the system in the world. Some states require one to go thorough apprenticeships and special clinical courses, others do not.

Reading of judicial opinions is used by a few states as a teaching aid. The professor cross examine the student in class work. Many others just offer lectures on legal doctrines and leave the student/young lawyer to think like a lawyer at his or her first job/apprenticeship. Class sizes range between five to five hundreds students in a seminar hall. In the United States, the law schools have small classes and grant admission.

Lawyers are general practitioners, who handle all kinds of cases they come across. In the 20th century they have started specializing early in their career. In specialization many, lawyers specialize in representing one side in one particular area of law, so, it is common to hear in the United States Disability Attorneys.

Essentially most attorneys undergo similar training but Schaumburg Disability attorney undergo extra training to fine tune them for the task in disability claims.

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