David Witt, father-in-law of Floyd Landis, commits suicide

Posted on October 8, 2021October 9, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Thursday, August 17, 2006

David Witt, father-in-law of Floyd Landis, the winner of the 2006 Tour De France, has died. Witt was found dead in his car in a parking garage on August 16. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, San Diego Police said. He was 57.

Witt who was married to Rose, the mother of Amber, Floyd Landis’ wife, introduced Amber to Landis. Witt was an amateur cyclist who became friends with Landis after having the same coach. At one time, they were even roommates.

Witt and his wife co-own the “Hawthorn’s” restaurant in San Diego and it is adorned with Landis memorabilia, including his jerseys and magazine covers. The two had also attended the Tour de France where they witnessed Floyd’s victory.

Floyd Landis did win the 2006 Tour de France, but the result is contested after he tested positive in a doping test. He is widely expected to be stripped of the title.

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

Posted on October 8, 2021October 9, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, was discharged yesterday from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England after success in the first stage of her medical treatment.

In October, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban forces on a school bus in Mingora, Swat District, Pakistan. She was given emergency treatment in Pakistan and then flown to Britain for treatment at a specialist unit which deals with injured soldiers.

Dave Rosser, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust medical director, gave a statement about Yousafzai’s release from hospital: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers. She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”

She is due to return to hospital in a few weeks for cranial reconstructive surgery.

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Tips For Beginners To Play And Win At Online Casino

Posted on October 7, 2021October 8, 2021Categories Betting

No wonder you have to be very cautious before making the first move and this article we will guide you on how to make an informed decision to be a responsible gambler and be on the winning end. You must be eager to kick start your gambling session but here we would like to give you a heads up on certain important issues that will help you by leading you in the right direction.

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Afghan women’s rights official shot dead

Posted on October 6, 2021October 7, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Safia Ahmed-jan, the director of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the Khandahar province and an advocate of women’s rights and a strong critic of the Taliban‘s repression of those rights, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside her home in Khandahar city in southern Afghanistan on Monday.

Safia Ama-jan, as she was known locally, is the first woman official to be targeted by the Taliban-led insurgency since it was deposed in 2001.

Safia Ahmed-jan taught at a girls’ school and was a high-school principal in Khandahar prior to the Taliban’s 1996 rise to power in Afghanistan. When the Taliban regime banned education for girls and forbade women from working outside the home, she ran an underground school for girls at her home, said her son Naqibullah, speaking to the Associated Press.

After the Taliban government was overthrown in 2001, Ahmed-jan became the provincial chief for women’s affairs in 2002, when the ministry was established and has since then held that position, worked for women’s rights and particularly, championed the cause of educating girls. Her secretary, Abdullah Khan told Associated Press that among her most successful projects were the vocational training schools she opened in Khandahar, where almost 1000 women were taught baking, tailoring and other skills.

Ahmed-jan has also been fiercely critical of the repression of women during the Taliban rule, in a region that has remained conservative and emerged as a hotbed of the Taliban’s insurgent activity. Her requests for personal security guards and transport went unheeded by the government, according to local media reports, though her nephew, Muhammad Asif told the New York Times that Ahmed-jan preferred to keep a low profile and used a taxi or public transport even though her office maintained cars and drivers.

Ahmed-jan was shot dead outside her house at about 7:30 a.m. local time (UTC+4:30) on Monday, as she left for work in a taxi. The gunmen are believed to have left scene on a motorcycle, and tyre marks have been found by the police, said the provincial governor Asadullah Khaled, who visited the scene of the attack.

Ahmed-jan was shot four times with a pistol, Muhammad Haidar, who worked in her office told the New York Times. Mohammad Nader, the head nurse at Khandahar’s main hospital where Ahmed-jan was taken to, confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that she was shot four times, including once in the head.

She was about 65 years old.

Accounts of the shooting are sketchy, several reports suggesting no one witnessed it. However, one man, identified as Allaudin told Al Jazeera that he saw two men on motorcycles waiting on the road, who attacked Ahmed-jan as she left her house.

A spokesman for the Khandahar governor, Daud Ahmadi confirmed the death and said that Ahmed-jan had died on the spot. An investigation into the attack has begun, and local officials have blamed the Taliban.

Hundreds of men and women, including the Governor Asadullah Khaled were present at Ahmed-jan’s funeral on Monday evening, which took place in Khandahar’s main Shia mosque.

The killing has been strongly condemned by the Afghan President Hamid Karzai as well as aid and human rights organisations in Afghanistan.

Aleem Siddique, a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that UNAMA was “appalled at the senseless murder” of a woman who was working to ensure a full and equal part in the future of Afghanistan for its women. He added, “We share the sentiment of the majority of Afghan people who are appalled at this killing.”

Abdul Quadar Noorzai, head of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) for the Khandahar region told IRIN News that Ahmed-jan’s death will have a “serious impact on women’s activities in the south where women are already suffering from … the deteriorating security and conservative traditions,”.

Fariba Ahmedi, a woman MP from Khandahar who was present at Ahmed-jan’s funeral told the Associated Press, “The enemy of Afghanistan killed her, but they should know it will not derail women from the path we are on. We will continue on our way,”.

Sonja Bachmann, a U.N. political officer who knew Ahmed-jan well told the New York Times that Ahmed-jan “did a good job, she worked in a very low-key way and worked hard to raise awareness about women’s issues.”

Reuters and Associated Press received phone calls, claiming responsibility for the attacks on behalf of Mullah Sadullah, a regional Taliban commander, but no confirmation of the claim has been possible.

Another caller, who identified himself as Taliban commander Mullah Hayat Khan told Al Jazeera that Ahmed-jan was killed because she worked for the government.

The Taliban-led insurgency has stepped up attacks in recent months, killing hundreds of people this year.

Last week, 19 Afghans working for reconstruction projects in the region were killed after their bus was ambushed.The Governor of Paktia province, a close associate of President Karzai, was killed in a suicide bombing on September 10.

Attacks on schools have also been stepped up. According to the Afghan education ministry, there have been 158 attacks on schools this year, compared to 146 last year. The attacks on schools are believed to be due partly to the Taliban’s opposition to educating girls, as well as a way to undermine the Afghan government and it’s reconstruction efforts.

Twelve suspected militants and two Afghan police officers were reported killed on Monday in separate incidents which also left eight others and a U.S. soldier wounded.

“People are scared, of course,” Ahmad-jan’s co-worker Haidar said, “How can we feel secure when the head of our department is killed in front of her house?”

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2007

Posted on October 5, 2021October 6, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Monday, December 31, 2007

What would you tell your grandchildren about 2007 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 year’s time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2007, what would the question be? The year that you first signed on to Facebook? The year Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse fell apart? The year author Kurt Vonnegut or mime Marcel Marceau died, both at 84?

Let’s take a look at some of the international stories of 2007. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in bold.

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French workers use threats in compensation demand

Posted on October 5, 2021October 6, 2021Categories Uncategorized

Friday, July 17, 2009Following similar threats by workers at New Fabris and Nortel, workers at JLG in Tonneins, France, threatened to blow up several platform cranes. The JLG factory announced in April 2009 that it will fire 53 of its 163 workers by the end of 2009, while the remaining 110 jobs will not be secure over the next 2 years.

JLG Tonneins was acquired in 2006 with its parent JLG Industries, a maker of aerial work platforms, by the U.S.-based Oshkosh Corporation. Despite being hugely profitable in the past, production has been much reduced since 2008 with the contraction of the construction industry and lower demand for its products. Despite excellent past results the new American management demanded sweeping cuts at the company.

In the view of locals, “the company’s actions are a disgrace given the expensive perks, such as official cars, for its corporate fat cats, compared to the sacrifice, silence, and dignity demanded by the company of those it has made redundant.”

The management offered severance pay of 3,000 (US $4,200), however the workers demanded a severance package commensurate with “the wealth that their labor has generated.” Worker’s delegates requested a “supra-legal” payment of € 30,000, on Thursday 16 of July the management responded with a counter offer of € 16,000. On Thursday night the worker’s actions secured the € 30,000 settlement initially demanded.

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Aware Of The Us Immigration Form To Be Used For Advance Parole?

Posted on October 3, 2021October 4, 2021Categories Recruitment

Aware of the US immigration form to be used for Advance Parole?


Harriet Martin

According to immigration law of the US parolee is a person who is allowed to enter US even if the technical requirements for a visa are not met. In case a person legally staying in the US needs to travel outside US and return without a visa it’s termed as advance parole. Greater inquiry of application happens now since 9/11.

Immigration document issued by the United States is an advance parole. It is only issued to aliens without permanent residency; it is not a re-entry permit. Permission for certain aliens, who do not have a valid immigrant visa, to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad is advance parole. Aliens who have applied to adjust their status to that of permanent resident or to change non-immigrant status can use this option. Before the applicant leaves the United States advance parole must be approved else in general any residency application will be denied. For aliens travel outside of the United States may have severe consequences, also for who have been unlawfully present even if they have obtained advance parole. But even with advance parole admission into the United States is not guaranteed. At the port of entry aliens who have obtained advance parole are still subject to the CBP inspection process.Who should apply using Form I-131? When a person’s green card application is being processed for some emergency business or personal reasons that person might have to travel outside U.S. That’s when the advance parole need occurs. As a nonimmigrant if you have entered US and have applied for extension of the period of stay or change to a different status you are not supposed to leave US until the application is processed by USCIS. If based on refugee or asylum status you have got lawful permanent resident status you are subjected to special rules when applying for this parole. A separate Fact sheet needs to be filled in the Form I-131 when applying. Documents for submission At a local office you can get the application for advance parole in an extremely urgent situation. Remember to take along: — Completed and signed application for travel document, Form I-131 — Current filing fee for Form I-131 of $445 which includes the $360 filing fee plus the $85 biometric fee. — Proof for the emergency situation like a death certificate or medical records — Two identical passport photos You need to make an ‘infopass’ appointment first with the local office for emergency situations. In addition to application complete biometric details from an Application Support center is required. If a application for adjustment of status is pending for the applicant approval for the advance parole is a must. Traveling without approval may lead to termination of application of status adjustment. But in case applicant has say an L-1 or H-1b status and have valid visas also they are exempted and can travel. Using this if a person is going out of U.S. he/she needs to travel by road to Canada and submit to them one parole document. They will issue a new I-94 Form after they stamp another parole document and your passport. Applicants with application pending for any immigration benefits can reenter US only with this document after traveling abroad.Immigration form

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    Scottish prosecutors keeping quiet about Lanarkshire surgical deaths

    Posted on October 3, 2021October 4, 2021Categories Uncategorized

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Crown Office are staying quiet about possible prosecutions after an inquiry found medical failures caused three deaths at NHS Lanarkshire.

    In response to a specific question as to the possibility of prosecutions, a Crown Office spokesperson told Wikinews today that “The three deaths were fully investigated by the Procurator Fiscal and reported to Crown Counsel [laywers] to consider. Crown Counsel concluded that, given the facts and circumstances of the deaths, a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) was the appropriate forum to consider the circumstances of the deaths.” It was further noted that “[a] FAI cannot make any findings of fault/blame against individuals.”

    However, Crown Office did not specifically rule out prosecutions for offences such as cuplable homicide despite the spokesperson noting this was a direct response to such a question. They also declined to comment on National Health Service care as “it would not be appropriate to comment on the provision of NHS services” and entirely ignored questions about Crown Office satisfaction in the inquiry’s outcome and the length of time it took to reach a conclusion. The inquiry wrapped up last week but the deaths were in 2006.

    Agnes Nicol, George Johnstone, and Andrew Ritchie died within a three-month period following keyhole surgery to remove their gall bladders.

    Later expanded to look at all three deaths, the inquiry initially established to look into the case of Nicol, 50, who received surgery in late 2005. A surgeon at Wishaw General Hospital mistakenly cut her bile duct and her right hepatic artery. Whilst suturing her portal vein, her liver was left with 20% of its normal blood supply; the errors were not discovered until her transfer to liver specialists at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.

    By then, her liver was seriously damaged. She developed septicaemia, dying from multiple organ failure in March 2006.

    Johnstone, 54, underwent the same procedure at Monklands District General Hospital on May 9, 2006. A consultant surgeon accidentally damaged, possibly severing, his bile duct. He died two days later in intensive care from the combined effects of multiple organ failure and a heart ailment.

    Ritchie, 62, died in intensive care a week after an operation in June 2006. He died from intra abdominal haemorrhage caused by errors during the surgery.

    Different surgeons were involved each time and the inquiry, under Sheriff Robert Dickson, found no evidence of poor training or inadequate experience. Dickson noted that in each case there was lack of action on a “growing body of evidence that there was something fundamentally wrong with the patient” and surgeons failed to contemplate their own actions as potentially responsible. He agreed with two professors that it may have been possible to save their lives “had the post-operative care been to the standard which they expected, and had there been a proper management plan which staff could have worked to” and noted that all the patients suffered from a lack of adequate medical notes being available after their surgery. He described the care as having “clear faults”.

    NHS Lanarkshire apologised and said improvements had been made regarding “these types of cases” as well as with document management. Wikinews got in touch seeking details of the changes made but the health trust failed to respond.

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    Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Glenn Crowe, Bramalea-Gore-Malton

    Posted on October 2, 2021October 3, 2021Categories Uncategorized

    Thursday, October 4, 2007

    Glenn Crowe is running for the NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

    Crowe did not reply to various questions asked.

    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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    Where To Find Quality Used Rims

    Posted on September 30, 2021October 1, 2021Categories Caravans


    If you are looking to customize your car, you have several different options. There are only so many vehicles in the world, so you need to make yours stand out in different ways. Choosing some quality used rims is a great way to make a statement. If you are considering buying your rims used, you need to make sure you choose a team of professionals as your supplier. Don’t buy your rims from just anywhere. You need to buy them from professional mechanics.

    Buy from Mechanics

    When you are choosing used rims, you should make sure you buy them from quality mechanics who do more than just sell rims. It’s even better if they do quality tire work and body repairs. Such experience means they will know precisely how to place a tire on the rim and balance your vehicle. They’ll also be able to assess the rims for any kind of problem that might arise. There are sometimes small structural problems with rims that might go unnoticed if someone is not a mechanic.

    Wide Selection

    You should choose a company that has a wide selection of rims. The Tire Shop is an example of just such a place. They have several different options available that are constantly being updated.

    Choosing Rims

    Choosing which rims are right for you can be somewhat difficult as well. There are some considerations you have to make. First, you have to choose which size rims you need. If you want bigger rims that are more dramatic, you’re going to need to make sure you have enough space in your wheel wells for them. You would also need thinner tires.

    Next, you’ll need to decide on brake calipers and possible adjustments to some other parts of your vehicle. All of these factors are important for you to consider when you talk with a mechanic about getting new rims.