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On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Liberal candidate Dr. Eric Hoskins is standing for election in the riding of Haldimand—Norfolk. Wikinews contacted Dr. Eric Hoskins, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted. For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Google News submitted patent applications both in the United States and world-wide in September 2003 for a system of ranking search returns. The patent protection filings seek to control Google’s approach that filters headlines through a complicated algorithm, including the quality of the news organization. How much of this system is currently in use by the search engine giant is unknown. Primitive search engines are expected to organically evaluate links based on how closely the keywords typed in the search field match an object link, and how many other links are attached to the object. Then a measure of relevance is calculated before returning a reply. It seems some measure of the work being done at Google is a reaction to search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns which can, if done effectively, skew results to certain domains. A challenge for Google is to develop its technology to…

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Click Here To Know More About: Kitchens Sydney Best Kitchen Companies Sydney By Low Jeremy There are a lot of things to consider before buying a vacuum cleaner. The person has to think about the budget, the size and the brand. The task is not easy since there are more than a dozen brands out there in the market. The person may go to the appliance store and see some from Japan, China, United Kingdom, Germany and of course the United States. The question remains, is there one brand that is better than the others in the market? This is hard to say especially if the consumer has used one brand over the years and is hesitant to try something new. Here are a few brands that have been in the market for a long time with some that offer innovations in the way cleaning around the house is done.…

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 Austrian police today found an estimated 20–50 decomposing corpses in an apparently abandoned lorry. Roadworkers who spotted the vehicle, which had been there since yesterday at least, alerted police. Responding officers found it full of corpses. The lorry is on the so-called “Eastern Motorway”, the A4, close to the Hungarian border. It was on the hard shoulder between Neusiedl and Parndorf, closer to Parndorf. The victims are thought to have suffocated. Police are seeking the driver. The Krone published an image of a non-articulated food lorry on the hard shoulder, which they report is the vehicle in question. The photo shows a pool of dark liquid on the ground beside the vehicle. Video from a passing motorist shows at least one helicopter on-scene. The truck, which has pictures of meat on the side, shows branding for Slovakian food firm Hyza. Earlier today the company’s website sported…

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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.

Sunday, September 1, 2013 Yesterday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first United States Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex marriage. The ceremony took place in the District of Colombia, in the atrium of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The center’s President Michael M. Kaiser married economist John Roberts before a group of around 200 guests. Ginsburg is quoted by the Washington Post as saying of her officiating, “I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship […] It won’t be long before there will be another”. The Supreme Court Justice is scheduled to officiate at another same-sex wedding ceremony later this month between David Hagedorn and director of communications and executive affairs for the National Weather Service Michael Widomski. Justices occasionally…

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Monday, August 28, 2017 Citizens across Texas were still dealing with the effects of hurricane Harvey, days after the storm made landfall on Friday. A meteorologist for CNN called the storm a “one-in-1,000-years-type of event.” Media sources today stated the storm will still continue to wind its way across the state for the next four to five days. Houston’s mayor told sources, “This is a storm that is testing the city of Houston.” University of Texas officials cancelled all classes at their Houston Engineering Center for this week. Public health officials north of the hurricane’s path began planning to deploy social workers and other staff to the storm’s area if needed. The storm was classified as a Category 3 hurricane as it approached the state’s coast. Late Friday evening, as the storm pressed close to Texas, it was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. Many locals decided to shelter in…

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