Jun 22
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Higuaín leaves Napoli for Juventus

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yesterday, Italian football club Juventus F.C. announced signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín from their rival club S.S.C. Napoli. 28-year-old Higuaín signed a five-year contract with the Old Lady for a Italian record transfer fee of €90 million.

Debuting at the age of 17 in 2005, Higuaín has made 329 league appearances and scored 191 goals. He joined Spanish capital club Real Madrid in 2006. Spending six-and-half seasons with Los Blancos, Higuaín has won the La Liga title there.

Higuaín — nicknamed Pipita — joined Napoli in 2013. While there he broke the goal scoring record set by Gunnar Nordahl of the Italian Serie A, netting 36 goals in 35 appearances. He helped Napoli qualify for the UEFA Champions League as the club finished second in the league.

In remarks to Gazetta World following Higuaín’s agreement to the contract, AS Roma captain Francesco Totti said, “Footballers today are a bit like nomads[…] They follow money and not their hearts.” 40-year-old Totti has played 25 years for Roma, signing a one-year contract extention last month.

Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis said, “Some believe that talking of a betrayal is an exaggeration, but I think differently. In this move there is the full meaning of a betrayal, which includes ingratitude.”((it))Italian language: C’è chi dice che parlare di tradimento sia esagerato, e invece io penso il contrario, perché in questa scelta c’è il senso pieno del tradimento, che comprende anche l’ingratitudine

Former Agrentine captain and Napoli legend Diego Maradona said, “This Higuain affair is hurting me because he is going to a direct rival like Juventus. But we cannot blame the player either. A player has a responsibility to himself and it is those fat cats of business that are grinning the most in this case. Nobody thinks of the fan.”((es))Spanish language: Me duele lo de Higuaín, porque va a un rival directo, como la Juventus. Pero tampoco se le puede echar la culpa al jugador. Porque el jugador tiene su responsabilidad, pero los que hacen el negocio son los más felices. Nadie piensa en el hincha.

Higuaín has been assigned the number 9 jersey.

Jun 21
News briefs:January 11, 2008
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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 Pentagon releases video of incident involving Iranian ships in Persian Gulf
    • 3.6 China has plan to obtain North Korea’s nuclear weapons
    • 3.7 Hezbollah network Al-Manar available to wider international audience
  • 4 Non-disastrous local events with notable impact and dead celebrities
    • 4.1 Moderate earthquake strikes off the Oregon coast, US
    • 4.2 Hollywood “Mayor” Johnny Grant dead at 84
    • 4.3 China bans free plastic bags
    • 4.4 John McCain and Hillary Clinton win New Hampshire primaries
    • 4.5 Canupa Gluha Mani speaks about Lakota Oyate, Lakota freedom
  • 5 Business, commerce and academia
    • 5.1 Singapore Airlines bid for China Eastern Airlines unsuccessful
    • 5.2 Apple to lower UK iTunes prices
  • 6 Arts and culture
    • 6.1 Global premiere of Lordi horror movie Dark Floors next month in Oulu, Finland
  • 7 Frivolities and trivia
    • 7.1 Fourteen days left to send National Geographic your shoe for world record
    • 7.2 Dr. Phil’s consultation meant to be private: Spears family
  • 8 Footer

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Jun 20
Selling Time Share As A Career

Selling time share as a career by cdupSelling time share as a careerAmong the many businesses available to people nowadays, selling time share property is a great way to earn money. Some of the perks include setting your own schedule, working with a chosen audience and earning a lot of money, according to your abilities. It’s all about savvy marketing and how to find the right channel of people interested in selling time share. Many see that selling time share is nothing different with real estate sales. In some ways, they are correct. Selling time share means that you have property to offer for a limited time period to interested buyers. However, the difference lies in the schedule that these time share properties have. Time share is quite an old idea. The history began in European countries where the prices of properties were so high it was impossible to afford a full-time vacation house. Then the idea of seven-day packages was given by resorts and condominium owners to encourage more cutomers. By selling shared ownership, it gave the developers the opportunity to sell to more clients and expand their market. When they start selling time share, the owners were able to cut down expenses in their maintenance of their property.In selling time share, what you have is the shared ownership of a property at any period of the year. You are not limited to just houses when you are selling time share. Time share can be sold for recreational vehicles, campgrounds, cruises, and other types of properties. But the most popular ones are shares in condominiums at resorts. When you are selling time share, remember the three main concerns: location, period and price. Location is one of the most important things in selling time share. The more beautiful the place, the higher its selling time share value. Accessibility and exclusivity are two other factors that rely heavily on the buyers you are selling time share to. The period is your next concern. This means that the property’s value is directly proportional to its season, whether off peak or peak. Lastly, in selling time share properties the price must be equivalent to the value of the place.As you are selling time share, you must understand that you are working as a middleman between the owner and the potential buyer. You opt to provide your services to owners for a standard fee or rely on the commission or both. When you are selling time share units, remember to read on your real estate laws for the country where your property is so you won’t step over any legal boundaries. Arrangements as to the payments can be left between the owners and buyers themselves or you can provide a lawyer to finalize any transactions made. When you are selling time share, you not only become an agent but you also have to be a friend and confidant to both your clients.You can run a profitable business with selling time share properties. Whether you become a real estate agent or market your services just selling time shares. If you want to be an agent, you have to go a lot of developers and travel companies that are selling time share to work for on a commission basis. Being commission based, you have more time to scout potential buyers on your own. However, the rate and number of clients will be lower than running your own time share business.Should you seriously consider selling time share on a full time basis, the easiest way to market is through the Internet and mobile phones. There are a lot of websites that offer selling time share properties to people and you can join in these sites. You can also go further in selling time share properties by doing running classifieds, cold calls, joining travel and leisure fairs and posting print advertising. Where these are crowds of potential vacationers, so you should also be. It will take a lot of hard work on your part in selling time share but the benefits outweigh the trouble. Remember that when you are selling time share, you are giving your clients a wonderful time well spent on an amazing location. If the property period is an off peak season, emphasize on the location’s entertainments, the beauty of the area and itshighlights. The price of the unit will only become a secondary concern when you are already effectively selling time share as a vacation haven.Hints and tips to sell your timeshare property or start your own business like prices, selling your time share or looking to buy a new one, visit us at at sellmytimeshareinfo.comTo stay informed about Career visit here.Article Source: eArticlesOnline.com

Jun 20
Australian troops to provide front-line combat support in Iraq
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Australian troops to provide front-line combat support in Iraq

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Australian troops in southern Iraq will shift to an “overwatch” role, says Defence Minister Brendan Nelson. Australia has around 460 troops in southern Iraq engaged in training the Iraq military and guarding Japanese military engineers. Dr Nelson says the soldiers currently on rotation in Iraq as part of Operation Catalyst will soon provide “front-line combat support” for coalition troops.

“We will move some time over the next three to four months pending the movement of the Japanese to supporting the overwatch program,” he told ABC radio. “So what we will be doing is we will be supporting the Iraqi security forces, Iraqi police and Iraqi local government in administering and managing their own affairs. And we will respond to requests from the Iraqi government.”

Overwatch was “a support program” that involved “providing covering fire to coalition allies in Iraq.” The Australian deployment was expected to end around July this year, but Dr Nelson has said the mission would now continue into next year. His statement followed the British announcement that it would withdraw 800 troops from Iraq in the next few months.

“The British and the Americans are looking at significant draw downs in two to three years. We haven’t set any such timeline… I think we will be there into 2007… We haven’t committed to another two to three years unlike the Americans. We take it on a day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month basis,” said the Minister.

Dr Nelson ruled out Australian troops being deployed to more dangerous areas, such as Basra, where the British troops have been based. But he declined to say whether the new mission will be more risky. He says “everything the troops do in Iraq is associated with danger.”

On March 7th, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown slammed the Howard government’s determination to keep troops in Iraq, as American and British troops are withdrawn. “Australian troops are being subject to thoughtless bravado by John Howard and Brendan Nelson and they need to be brought home immediately,” Senator Brown said.

Operation Catalyst is the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq. Operation Catalyst currently comprises approximately 1320 Australian Defence Force personnel.

Jun 20
U.S. House rejects Senate version of payroll tax cut
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U.S. House rejects Senate version of payroll tax cut

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives voted to effectively reject the Senate version of a bill, passed with bipartisan support, to extend a payroll tax cut two months past its year-end expiration date. The House voted instead to create a conference committee to settle differences between members of both bodies.

Although the tax cut extension itself has support among Republicans and Democrats, lawmakers disagree on how Congress should go about compensating for the cost of extending the cut and the policy changes it would entail.

During an appearance yesterday, President Obama condemned opposition to the Senate-passed version of the bill, accusing Republicans in the House of trying to negotiate on matters unrelated to the bill. Republicans, in response, say there is still time to negotiate the bill, insisting that lawmakers ought to concentrate on a year-long plan rather than a two-month extension. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, however, says he will not agree to negotiate the tax cut extension until the Senate-approved bill is passed by the House.

If the tax cut is not extended and instead expires on December 31, approximately 160 million Americans will be affected by the tax increase; President Obama insists the only way to prevent the tax hike beginning January 1 is for the House to pass the Senate bill. In response, House Speaker and Republican John Boehner wants Obama to “call on the Senate to return” to negotiate. The Senate, shortly after passing the bill, adjourned for the Holiday break.

Also included in the bill is a provision that would require President Obama to make a decision regarding the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to Texas.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi blamed the congressional year-end impasse on “Tea Party Republicans.” In a letter to President Obama, Speaker Boehner requested he galvanize the Senate to negotiate on the bill’s provisions, writing “The differences between the two different bills can be quickly reconciled to provide the American people the certainty of a full-year bill. There are still 11 days before the end of the year, and with so many Americans struggling, there is no reason they should be wasted. You have said many times that Congress must do its work before taking vacation”.

 This story has updates See U.S. Congress reaches deal on payroll tax cut extension, December 23, 2011 
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Jun 19
Don’t Let Toilet Repair Hold Up Your Commercial Location

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Having a bathroom that’s out of order can be a real inconvenience when you’re a business owner. Not only is it a problem for your customers, but your employees could also experience problems when they’re unable to use the bathroom regularly. Instead of hindering the efficiency of your business for longer than necessary, simply look into a professional plumbing company that offers emergency service. Regardless of whether it’s a simple repair or a total toilet replacement, many plumbing professionals are available to serve you around-the-clock in emergency situations.

What the Pros Handle

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Toilet repair covers a broad spectrum of services, and there are plenty of reasons to give a professional plumber a call. Handle replacements, toilets that won’t stop running, leaking valves and water supply issues are all common problems that can be easily repaired by a plumbing professional. In some cases, an entirely new toilet may be necessary when simple repairs won’t remedy the issue. Various options are available in these scenarios, and your plumber will be able to advise you which toilet style is most applicable for your business and/or bathroom set up.

Your Business Matters

Plumbing professionals who handle toilet repair understand that the efficiency of your business is on the line. Instead of trying to handle the problem yourself and possibly making it worse, you can enjoy a prompt response when you choose to work with a professional. Not only do they have the experience to get the job done quickly, they have the knowledge to ensure that it’s done correctly the first time. Any business owner will agree – both of these elements are crucial!

Commercial Needs

As a business owner, you know that your toilet repair needs are often much different from those of a residential customer. It’s important to find a plumber that specializes in both residential and commercial services. By having experience with and an understanding of the commercial side of plumbing, he or she will be able to serve you more efficiently and ensure that your bathroom isn’t down for any longer than it needs to be. Additionally, your plumber can provide valuable repair and maintenance services that will keep your toilets functioning properly all year-round.

If you’re a business owner who is interested in quality toilet maintenance and repair services, visit http://www.apexplumbingchicago.com. Offering a wide range of plumbing services, the professionals at Apex Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. are focused on providing complete customer satisfaction.

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Jun 19
Police officer shot dead in Canadian Arctic community
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Police officer shot dead in Canadian Arctic community

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Constable Douglas Scott, 20, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was shot to death late Monday night while answering a call about an impaired driver. The incident took place in the community of Kimmirut in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut.

Constable Scott, who had been on the job for six months, is the second northern Canadian RCMP officer killed on duty in just under a month. On October 6, Constable Christopher Worden was shot and killed while responding to a call in Hay River, in the Northwest Territories.

Scott is survived by his parents, Doug and Marla, as well as his siblings and grandparents. His parents live near Brockville, Ontario.

RCMP Commanding Officer “V” (Nunavut) Division Marty Cheliak expressed the police force’s shock and sadness at the shooting. “The death of any of our members is deeply felt, but when once again it occurs in one of our close-knit northern communities, the pain of that loss seems even greater,” said Cheliak in a statement. “Our hearts also go out to the community of Kimmirut and to everyone who knew Doug.”

Cheliak provided the following timeline of events:

  • “At 10:56 p.m., Cst. Scott was called to respond to a complaint of a possible impaired driver.
  • At 11:02 p.m. Cst. Scott radioed “V” (Nunavut) Division telecoms to say that he was following up on the call for service.
  • Shortly thereafter, “V” Division telecoms attempted to contact Cst. Scott, but received no response.
  • At 11:31 a second member from the detachment was advised by local residents that [the officer] had responded to a report of an impaired driver and that the driver had crashed into a residence. Upon arrival at the scene, it was found that [Constable Scott] had been shot.
  • At 11:45 p.m. “V” division’s Emergency Response Team was mobilized.
Constable Scott tragically lost his life while protecting the people of his community and will be remembered for his courage, bravery and dedication.
  • At 11:56 p.m. it was confirmed that the suspect had entered his own residence.
  • At 4:10 a.m. the suspect surrendered to police without incident and was taken into custody.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement on the death of Scott on Tuesday. “I wish to pay tribute to Constable Doug Scott, who died tragically in the line of duty in Kimmirut, Nunavut,” said Harper. “On behalf of Canadians, I extend my sincere sympathy to the family, friends and fellow colleagues of Constable Scott. We are forever grateful that young men and women like Constable Scott continue to respond to the call of duty often working under extreme circumstances, and in conditions of great danger.”

The suspect in the shooting, Pingoatuk (Ping) Kolola of Kimmirut, Nunavut, has since been transported via RCMP aircraft to Iqaluit where he remains in custody. He has been charged with first degree murder.

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Jun 19
Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Penny Lucas, Kenora—Rainy River
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progressive Conservative candidate Penny Lucas, Kenora—Rainy River

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Penny Lucas is running for the Progressive Conservative in the Ontario provincial election, in the Kenora-Rainy River riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed regarding her values, her experience, and her 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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Jun 19
Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes
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Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes

Monday, November 28, 2005

U.S. Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham (RCA) pled guilty today to conspiring to take bribes in exchange for using his influence as a member of the House Appropriations Committee to help a defense contractor get business. In total he pled guilty to one count of income tax evasion and four counts of conspiracy, namely mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery of public official and accepting bribes. U.S. District judge Larry A. Burns scheduled Cunnigham to be sentenced on February 27. He is facing up to 10 years in prison and nearly $500,000 in fines, as well as forfeiture of unspecified amounts of cash and property.

In the court hearing, Cunningham admitted to accepting “bribes in exchange for performance of official duties” between “the year 2000 and June of 2005”, taking “both cash payments and payments in kind” and following up by “trying to influence the Defense Department”.

The federal investigation against Cunningham was triggered by his sale of his California residence to defense contractor Mitchell Wade in late 2003. However, Wade never moved in and sold the house at a $700,000 loss three quarters of a year later. At the same time Wade’s company MZM won tens of millions of dollars in defense contracts. Subsequent investigations discovered more questionable business transactions, including interactions with the defense contractor ADCS. In his plea agreement he testified that, among other charges, he “demanded, sought and received at least $2.4 million in illicit payments and benefits from his co-conspirators in various forms, including cash, checks, meals, travel, lodging, furnishings, antiques, rugs, yacht club fees, boat repairs and improvements, moving expenses, cars and boats.”

Cunningham announced his resignation after the hearing. In a written statement released by his law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP he declared “The truth is — I broke the law, concealed my conduct, and disgraced my high office. I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, and most importantly, the trust of my friends and family.”

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