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Saturday, September 16, 2006

The United States of America have beaten the New Zealand Wheel Blacks to win the 2006 Wheelchair Rugby Championships, the fourth championship ever held.

The final score was 34-30 at Christchurch, New Zealand’s Westpac Stadium. The Americans had led by one point following the first quarter, 9-8, and went into half time with the US leading 16-15, but the lead spaced further apart going into the final quarter, 25-23.

US and New Zealand, the Athens 2004 paralympic champions, had played each other previously in the tournament with US coming out winner 42-34.

Grant Sharman, New Zealand Wheel Blacks coach, said: “The Wheel Blacks did not quite have their ‘A game’ in the final today and the Americans played extremely well.”

US played a near-faultless game of wheelchair rugby, which won them the match.

The defending champions, Canada, finished third place overall by defeating Great Britain 23-19.

The final standings were:

  1. USA
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canada
  4. Great Britain
  5. Japan
  6. Australia
  7. Germany
  8. Belgium
  9. Sweden
  10. Netherlands
  11. Switzerland
  12. Denmark
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Saturday, November 4, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley East (Ward 33). One candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Zane Caplan, Shelley Carroll (incumbent), Jim Conlon, Sarah Tsang-Fahey, and Anderson Tung.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

As gas prices have risen in the United States, the regional transport authority for southeastern Pennsylvania, SEPTA, has seen a sharp increase in ridership, which has caused overcrowding on the trains.

“As fuel prices have continued to rise, SEPTA ridership has steadily increased and is the highest in 18 years,” said SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey. Monthly ridership was 22 percent higher last month than a year ago.

“They have crushed loads on their rail lines, already where people are standing, and there’s not enough seats,” said Rich Bickel, the director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

“At peak times some railcars are standing room only and commuter parking lots are nearly full. All Regional Rail lines are running near full capacity and the train station parking lots are at about 90 percent capacity or more,” SEPTA spokesperson Felipe Suarez said.

While SEPTA awaits new Silverliner V trains from Hyundai Rotem, which begin arriving in 2009, it had hoped to lease eight rail cars from New Jersey Transit, at an agreed-upon rate of US$10,000 per month. However, due to problems with insurance and liability indemnification, the deal fell through, according to Casey.

SEPTA has entered a new agreement to purchase the eight rail cars from NJ Transit. The transit authority will pay US$670,000 for the cars and assorted supplies plus one additional inoperative car which will be used for spare parts. The rail cars will be operated using a SEPTA provided locomotive as they are not self-propelled.

The cars are being disposed of by NJ Transit because it has switched from single-floor cars to double-decker cars.

SEPTA is expecting to raise US$3.1 million by selling rail that has been out of service since 1981 at auction.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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Submitted by: TM Lung

Most couples will admit that the reception is the most important thing to consider when it comes to wedding planning. In fact, it is also considered the most important part. For example, if the cost per head is $100 and you are planning to invite 200 guests, you will need to spend $20,000. This is certainly a large amount of money at the end of the day. As a consequence, a lot of brides and grooms will try to save money on their reception.

Some couples may think that they will need to forgo the quality if they would like to save money on the reception. Yet, this is not totally true. You can still save money even if you want to have a unique and perfect reception. This is certainly the art of wedding planning. You will need to learn ways to save money while you do not need to sacrifice the quality.

As a matter of fact, there is an easy way for you to save money on your reception. You can arrange a buffet dinner. This will help to lower the costs of your reception. To this end, you will probably need to discuss with the caterer or the staff from the reception hall so that you can arrange it easily.

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Without any surprise, the entertainment is extremely important at your reception. This is any essential part of wedding planning. In most cases, you may want to hire a wedding DJ. There are also couples who may consider hiring a live band. However, this will make the cost of your reception a lot higher. If you would like to save money, you should not go for such an option. Instead, you should try to prepare a music CD on your own. You can then play the music at the event. Of course you may also consider saving the songs onto your iPod so that you can play using it!

You do not need to spend a lot of money in order to make your reception beautiful. First of all, you should understand that being beautiful and elegant does not mean being unique. If you are not going for the notion of uniqueness, it will not be difficult for you to find cheap materials to decorate your reception hall. It will be a good idea to forget the notion of uniqueness during your wedding planning if you have to plan for it with a really tight budget.

You will be able to save money if you are going to have a small wedding. The advantage is that you can have it at home. You do not need to pay the rent for the venue if you are going to have it at home. This will be a good idea since it will help to save a lot of money. Besides, it will make your wedding more intimate. You can really spend the time with your guests. It will just be a perfect option! So, be sure to consider this wedding planning idea if you would like to save money on your reception.

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Possible eruption at Ruapehu Volcano in New Zealand

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

A volcano alert has been issued after a moderate 2.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at Mount Ruapehu last night at 10.30 p.m. (NZDT). The quake also broke the Crater Lake cable which generated a call-out from the lahar response team.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has issued a high risk warning for the crater at Mount Ruapehu and Dave Wakelin, community relations officer for Tongariro-Taupo, said: “The warning was issued Thursday morning, in case more volcanic activity follows.”

It is yet to be confirmed if there was an eruption, as poor weather made it hard to see the crater from plane. Craig Miller, vulcanologist for Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science), said: “I had hoped to see if the lake was surrounded by blackened snow. All we could see was cloud.” Steve Sherburn, duty vulcanologist for GNS Science, said: “The cause of the alert would remain uncertain until the weather cleared and there could be a proper examination. Part of the DOC lahar monitoring system appears to have been damaged at the time of the earthquake which suggests there may have been an eruption, but other monitoring data says that any eruption must have been relatively small.” If there was an eruption it was probably only a small one.

The alert level is remaining at one, which means there are signs of volcanic unrest.

Monitoring of Mount Ruapehu will continue.

This was the first reported call-out since 1995.

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

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Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.

Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed further

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Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Buffalo, New York —The Common Council of Buffalo voted on Tuesday to send the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal “to committee for further discussion”, after citing the need for more public involvement.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a development proposal by the Savarino Construction Services Corporation, a project designed by the architect Karl Frizlen of The Frizlen Group. The hotel would be placed on the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo.

To make way for the project, at least five buildings located at 1109 to 1121 Elmwood Ave would be demolished. At least two properties on Forest Avenue could also be demolished. The Elmwood properties, according to Eva Hassett, Vice President of Savarion Construction, are “under contract”, but it is unclear if Savarino Construction actually owns the Elmwood properties. Hans Mobius, a former mayorial candidate, is still believed to be the current owner the properties. Mobius also owns 607 Forest Avenue.

The properties 605 and 607 Forest Avenue could also be included in the proposal according to Hassett.

“We would use a Special Development Plan to rezone 1119-1121 Elmwood and 605 Forest to a C-2 zoning category,” stated Hassett. It is possible that Savarino Construction may try to obtain a variance for 605 Forest, which would allow them to enforce eminent domain, should the hotel be allowed to go forward.

The building at 607 Forest was also discussed to be rezoned, but it is unclear what the plans would be for that property. During the February 28 Common Council meeting, Hassett stated that the properties 605 and 607 were “now off the agenda”.

Pano Georgiadis, owner of Pano’s Restaurant at 1081 Elmwood, owns the property at 605 Forest and attended Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

“Having a hotel is a bright idea. We all love the idea of a hotel, but the way that it is presented, is wishful thinking. This hotel does not fit. It’s like putting two gallons of water in a gallon jug, it does not fit. At the last meeting, the architect admitted that they are planning to put the undergound parking lot and the hotel, right at the property line. If I open my window, I will be able to touch the wall, that goes fifty feet high”, said Georgiadis.

“There is a problem having a seventy-two room hotel and fifty-five parking spaces. That means that all the other cars will spill all over the neighborhood. The footprint is simply too small. If you have a bigger [parking] lot, and a smaller hotel, I will welcome a hotel. I have a parking lot at my own business, and I am chasing people all day long. Remember, the city says it has ‘zero tolerance [for illegal parking]’. Try telling that to the guy from Albany who came to see his kids, that are going to Buffalo State, who would get tickets totaling over a hundred dollars”, added Georgiadis.

The city’s Planning Board is scheduled to meet on March 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. about the proposal. Although a discussion will take place, no vote is expected to be taken.

At the moment, none of the properties are zoned for a hotel. Savarino Construction plans on asking for a C2 zoning permit. If that does not work, they plan to implement a new zoning plan called a “special development plan” which would allow for only a hotel on the site. That zone would not be able to be changed.

“This [project] justifies Mobius’s refusal to invest in any maitenance[sic] or improvements”, on the properties said Clarence Carnahan, a local resident. “Where were the Council persons over the years? Where were the city inspectors over the years, to make sure that he maintained and improved his properties? The government was supposed to be protecting, not being preditorial. I see a predatorial issue here when it comes to this hotel. Over the years: Why has the local government been disfunctional when it came to Mobius’s properties? Refusal to invest in improvements, doesn’t that sound like a slumlord? Maybe I am missing a point here, but what kind of messages does this send to other slumlords that havn’t[sic] been jailed or fined? It’s [the hotel] trying to be pushed through.”

Carnahan also presented signs for residents and or business owners who are opposed to the hotel, that could be placed in windows or on stakes in the yard. Some of the signs said, ‘No tell hotel’, ‘Hans off, no hotel’, ‘It takes more than a hotel to make a village’. and ‘Keep Elmwood free, no hotel’. Carnahan plans on making more signs for a protest to be held on Saturday March 18, at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Elmwood and Forest. Some signs were given to individuals after the meeting.

“First things first, Hans is the problem, and I don’t think it has been addressed. Let’s roll back the clock on this project. What can we do with Hans? There is such thing as eminent domain, which could be of greater interest to the community, to seize the property at its lowest assessed value”, said Nancy Pollina, co-owner of Don Apparel with Patty Morris at 1119 Elmwood. “There are so many ideas that have not been explored and we are about to give this parcel away, to a big developer.”

Mobius has not returned any calls by Wikinews regarding the situation.

A freelance journalist writing for Wikinews has obtained a letter, exclusively, addressed to one of the five business owners from Hans Mobius stating:

There is a proposal to develop my property which you are currently renting. Because of opposition to this development, it does not look like it will happen. I will let you know if there any changes.

Despite the letter, there have been no plans or decisions made to end the proposal.

To date, none of the business owners or residents of 1119-1121 Elmwood have received an eviction notice.

Business owners and residents gave an indication of what they would like to see happen at the corner; a project similar to one done locally last year. There, developers renovated two buildings on Auburn and Elmwood Avenues, merging the buildings into one thus allowing for more shop space. Among some of the shops to move in after the development were Cone Five Pottery, The Ruby Slipper, and Abraham’s Jewelers. Prior to the renovation work, the left building in the picture was boarded up for several years. Many of the concerned locals would like to see a similar development on Forest and Elmwood.

Rocco Termini, a developer in Buffalo, proposed a similar design at the February 28 community meeting

In an interview after the February 28 meeting, Termini stated, “I will be willing to take a look at this myself, or I would be more than happy to be partners with Sam, Sam Savarino”, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Savarino Construction Services Corp.

So far Savarino Construction has no plans to team up with Termini.

Using Selenium and Java for Database testing

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In selenium contents, when there is a need of getting the Data from the database we may need to utilize APIs which communicates with database like JDBC. Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is a Java API which is utilized to associate and collaborate with Database.

For what reason do we utilize JDBC rather ODBC?

ODBC is produced and written in C, which is stage Independent. Whereas JDBC API is a detail gives set of interfaces which are composed and created in Java programming dialect.

How to connect to database utilizing JDBC?

The beneath are the Steps to Connect to database, before continuing, you need MySQL Connector. You can download from here Download MySQL Connector Jar and include it the construct way as we include

selenium webdriver

jar.

Load and Registering the Driver

Setting up Connection.

Making Statement Object

Execute the Statement

Shutting the association.

1. Load and Register the Driver:

For enrolling the Driver we Load the Driver class utilizing forName() strategy. forName() is the static manufacturing plant strategy which is available in predefined class called “Class”. This strategy stacks the class which is specified as parameter.

Class.forName(“com.mysql.jdbc.Driver”);//class.forName stack the Driver class

Inside this Driver class will enlist the driver by utilizing static strategy called registerDriver().

2. Building up Connection:

For building up association with database we call static strategy called getConnection(…) introduce in DriverManager Class. This technique contains three contentions of string sort. i.e., url, username and secret key

DriverManager.getConnection(“jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/Employee”,”root”,”root”);

URL contains “jdbc(main protocol):mysql(sub convention for mySql)://localhost:3306(sub name for mysql (host:prot))/Employee(database)” and this strategy return sort is Connection Object ie., Association

con=DriverManager.getConnection(“jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/Employee”,”root”,”root”);

3. Making Statement Object:

For making articulation question we have to call a strategy called createStatement() which is available in Connection Interface.

con.createStatement();

What’s more, this strategy returns Statement question and it is no contention technique.

statement st= con.createStatement();

4.Executing Queries:

For executing inquiries there are distinctive techniques exhibit in Statement Interface for recovering records and for refreshing records.

Recovering records:

for executing select queries(for bringing records) we call a strategy called executeQuery(String qry) by taking string as parameter.

st.executeQuery(“Select * from Employee”);

This strategy returns ResultSet protest.

Resultset rs= st.executeQuery(“Select * from Employee”);//once executeQuery() executes the inquiry and stores the records in to ResultSet question.

Presently we have to get the records from ResultSet question. To get to the resultset protest it utilizes a strategy called next() which displays in ResultSet Interface.

Naturally Resultset reference ‘rs’ focuses to before first column. it moves rs to next line and returns genuine. When it returns genuine we recover the information in first column. next() returns false when rs focuses to after the last column. this next() will rehashes the execution utilizing while circle till it returns false.

Refreshing records:

To refresh records in a table we utilize a technique called executeUpdate(String str) which returns whole number an incentive as what number of records have been refreshed.

5. Shutting the Connection:

When execution of all announcements were finished we have to close every one of the associations by utilizing strategy called close() show in Connection interface

There are fundamentally two things that we should need to test to confirm database with Selenium.

To begin with, in the wake of making any activity in the web application (Front-end), we might need to check the database if every one of the subtle elements we submitted are put away effectively. Presently for instance, while making a record, we will enter a few information email Id, username and so forth. To ensure a record is made, we can check record made in database with every one of the subtle elements client gave.

Other case can resemble, subsequent to playing out any activity, we might need to check the information showed in the UI is right by looking at the Database.

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