Massachusetts lawmakers enact plan for universal health coverage


Friday, April 7, 2006Legislators in the Massachusetts General Court, their name for the state legislature, approved legislation on Tuesday, April 4, that would make it the first state in the United States to require all residents to have health insurance and impose penalties for non-compliance. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Republican who is expected to […]

Honolulu man dies after fall into sewage-contaminated harbor


Saturday, April 8, 2006 A Honolulu man who fell into the sewage-contaminated Ala Wai Yacht Harbor died Thursday night of a massive bacterial infection that caused the loss of one of his legs, septic shock, and ultimately organ failure. Oliver Johnson, 34, a Honolulu mortgage broker, died between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. HST Thursday (0715-0730 […]

2008 TICA highlights open source applications at Linux Forum & Expo


Thursday, July 31, 2008 Leading up to the 2008 Taipei Computer Applications Show (TICA), the 8th-annual Linux Forum, accompanied with Linux Expo Pavilion, started yesterday July 30 at Taipei World Trade Center Conference Roon 3 & 4 to promote the open source applications in Taiwan. With popularity of OLPC and Eee PC, mobile applications, low-price […]

Shoppers World hosts arts event


Saturday, August 27, 2005 Shoppers World in Brampton, Ontario, Canada asks its visitors to “look up, look way up” this October. The Highway 10 and Steeles Avenue mall is encouraging Bramptonians to paint a ceiling tile for charity this summer, for their upcoming “Looking Up to the Arts” event. The tiles should represent either what […]

Wikinews Shorts: January 20, 2008


A compilation of brief news reports for┬áSunday, January 20, 2008. Former Indonesian president Suharto, 86, is now moving and speaking softly, doctors say. He was admitted to Pertamina Hospital in Jakarta on January 4 after suffering multiple organ failure. “He is fully conscious, he can follow instructions and answer our questions in a weak voice,” […]

The Opportunities In Construction Jobs Abroad


Read An Opinion On: Quantity Surveyors Melbourne By Duncan Freer The Construction Industry operates on a global scale with many opportunities to work abroad. The developed world maintains many types of project, including continuation, decommissioning and environmental work, much of which is implemented by some of the industry’s leading companies, who are diversifying into new […]

Vestas protesters sacked with immediate effect


Thursday, July 30, 2009 Eleven of the 25 workers at the Vestas factory in Newport, Isle of Wight, England who have been carrying out a sit-in since Monday July 20 have been sacked with immediate effect. According to one of the protesters known as “Mike”, the occupiers were given their dismissal notices concealed under slices […]

Pakistani parliament passes bill for transgender rights


Friday, May 11, 2018 On Tuesday, Pakistan’s parliament passed a bill at Islamabad’s National Assembly which granted transgender people various civil rights. The bill, “Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act”, which was presented by Pakistan Peoples Party’s lawmaker Naveed Qamar, was approved by the senate in March, and now awaits signature of the president Mamnoon […]