A portrait of Scotland: Gallery reopens after £17.6 million renovation


Thursday, December 1, 2011 Today saw Edinburgh’s Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopen following a two-and-a-half-year, £17.6m (US$27.4m) refurbishment. Conversion of office and storage areas sees 60% more space available for displays, and the world’s first purpose-built portrait space is redefining what a portrait gallery should contain; amongst the displays are photographs of the Scottish landscape—portraits […]

NASA van rolls off California mountain


Wednesday, December 8, 2004 LOS ANGELES — A commuter van (Van Pool No. 36) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) plunged 200 feet into a ravine in the Angeles National Forest this morning. The van was carrying ten people: six JPL employees, two NASA employees, and two private contractors. They […]

Canada posts record $14 billion budget surplus


Thursday, September 27, 2007 Canada has a budget surplus of CA$13.8 billion for the 2006–2007 fiscal year, totaling 1% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP), Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced today. The record surplus was boosted by revenue from government corporations to $14.2 billion, far exceeding the government’s projections of $9.2 billion and surpassing the […]

Wide Variety Of Dinnerware To Choose From


Read An Opinion On: Instant Air Fryer Online Submitted by: Jenn Jamie Whenever you find to the dinner table you see the comparable old unexciting dinnerware, and dinner sets. Does that appear to put you down or did you think that it could not get any better, after all there just plates and dishes correct? […]

Wikinews 2020: An ‘Original reporting’ year in review


Friday, January 1, 2021 After an active year of original content published on the English-language Wikinews, we take a look back at some of the two dozen-plus original reports from our contributors during 2020. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews_2020:_An_%27Original_reporting%27_year_in_review&oldid=4641414”

Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer


Thursday, November 8, 2007 What you are about to read is an American life as lived by renowned author Edmund White. His life has been a crossroads, the fulcrum of high-brow Classicism and low-brow Brett Easton Ellisism. It is not for the faint. He has been the toast of the literary elite in New York, […]

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Read An Opinion On: Cosmetic Dentist Manhattan Ny naperville-dentist82 by Henry Maxwelldentist-near-naperville17 , naperville-dentist5How To Choose A Dentist Porcelain veneers may well close big gaps in the middle teeth. Having a dentist perform the treatment of porcelain veneers will get a excellent smile. Using a brilliant smile is something almost all people desire. If you […]

Inquiry ordered into video of US troops urinating on Taliban fighters


Thursday, January 12, 2012 The United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered an investigation into a video allegedly showing US Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters. Panetta has called the videos “utterly deplorable” and not appropriate conduct for United States armed forces personnel. Afghan president Hamid Karzai called for “the most severe punishment for […]