Students from Liceo María Luisa Bombal of Rancagua, Chile detained after taking control of school

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Students from Liceo María Luisa Bombal of Rancagua, Chile detained after taking control of school
By mYCZNbxh On June 6th, 2019

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

San Fernando, Chile — Ten students from the Liceo María Luisa Bombal of Rancagua, O’Higgins Region were detained by the local police yesterday. Following their release, the students told the media they were required to remove their clothes at the police station.

The students, seven men and three women, took control of the building of the school early yesterday morning in response to the long delay in re-construction of the liceo, following the earthquake of 2010. At around 08:00 local time (1200 UTC), Leonardo Fuentes, general secretary of the Municipal Educational Corporation of Rancagua, authorized the police to clear out the students.

Student leader Jennifer Olivares told Diario VI Región the police “stripped off [their] clothes” ((es))Spanish language: ?Al llegar a la comisaría nos desnudaron. upon their arrival at the police station, Comisaría de Rancagua, something which Lieutenant Colonel of Carabineros Iván Guajardo did not deny. However, police stated the students will be charged by the public prosecutor with robbing food from the school. “It’s a bit illogical that they stripped off our clothes, with the knowledge that there were minors and without [us] being delinquents, but students who took the school peacefully” ((es))Spanish language: ?Es un poco ilógico que nos desnuden habiendo menores de edad y no siendo delincuentes, sino estudiantes que estábamos en una toma que había sido pacífica, said Olivares. Ignacio Muñoz, former leader of the occupation of the Liceo María Luisa Bombal, told El Rancahuaso “the Mayor [Eduardo Soto] promised to begin the reconstruction works last summer, and it’s August already and they don’t even begin to take the debris outside” ((es))Spanish language: ?El alcalde se comprometió a comenzar los trabajos de reconstrucción durante el verano de este año, y ya estamos en agosto y aún no comienzan ni moviendo los escombros del interior. Education Regional Secretary (Seremi de Educación) Pedro Larraín said the government “does not share” ((es))Spanish language: ?No compartimos las tomas such actions, “because they harm education” ((es))Spanish language: ?porque perjudican a la educación.

The Region of Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins was one of the first in 2012 to resuscitate the previous year’s student protests, more specifically at the Liceo Industrial de San Fernando, which was taken control by the students in late July, and which as of yesterday was still taken. The students of the Liceo Industrial were particularly affected, after the president of the school’s centro de alumnos Guillermo Horta Farías was stabbed outside the educational establishment on July 31; his fellow schoolmates subsequently organized a march in his honour in Rancagua, on August 8. As of August 11, eight high schools have been taken control of by students, in response to the government’s failure to satisfy the secondary and university students’ requests.

News briefs:August 27, 2006

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News briefs:August 27, 2006
By mYCZNbxh On June 5th, 2019

The time is 18:00 (UTC) on August 27th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Many dead after jet crashes in Kentucky
    • 1.2 Canadian soldiers kill Afghan police officer
    • 1.3 British soldier shot and killed in southern Afghanistan
    • 1.4 Deadline to release Muslim prisoners passes, journalists released
    • 1.5 Guantanamo inmate Murat Kurnaz transferred to Germany and released
    • 1.6 Chad orders oil companies out of the country
    • 1.7 Eleven year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assaulting a four year-old boy in East Yorkshire
    • 1.8 Filipe Massa wins 2006 Turkish Grand Prix
  • 2 Closing statements

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years
By mYCZNbxh On June 2nd, 2019

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite the best efforts of historians and art experts.

Now the puzzle has been answered. Martin Atkinson, who works for the National Trust as property manager for East Suffolk, used clues from the painting and looked at old maps to track down the viewpoint. Trees had grown, a hedgerow had been planted and boundaries had moved or disappeared, but Atkinson eventually worked out where Constable had stood. He said, “When I discovered that I had worked out the location where Constable painted this particular masterpiece, I couldn’t believe it. All the pieces of the jigsaw finally fitted together.”

Atkinson used an 1817 map of East Bergholt, where Constable grew up, as a reference point, but found that the view would have changed not long after the painting was completed. “The foreground didn’t fit at all, it was quite unusual as we know Constable painted it in the open air so he would have been standing in the scene. The hedgerow in his work no longer exists and there’s another hedgerow that runs across the scene today which wasn’t there. When you stand on the road on which he would have stood, and use the oak tree as a reference point, you see the same view. It’s great to see where an old master stood – and be inspired by the same view,” he said.

Suffolk, where Constable painted many of his finest paintings, is often called “Constable country”. Most, but not all, of the locations that Constable depicted are known. The picture is now housed in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Having Pigeon Problems? Here Is How To Get Rid Of Them

By mYCZNbxh On June 1st, 2019

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Buying a home can be a very joyous occasion, but it is not without its fair amount of stress. There are a number of different factors and problems that can arise for a homeowner and how they are handled can make a big difference. Among the most common problems in larger metropolitan areas is having too many pigeons on the buildings. These birds can create a number of different issues and are usually a large nuisance. For most home and apartment owners, finding a way to get rid of these pesky birds is a top priority. Here are a few methods used for Pigeon Control in the Plano TX area.

Anti-Roosting Spike Strips

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Among the most commonly used methods of pigeon control is the installation of anti-roosting spikes. These spikes are generally placed on a ledge and are there to prevent the pigeons from stopping and sitting for a while. Usually, you will have to consult with a professional in order to get these strips. The best way to make sure they are installed the right way is by letting a professional do it for you.

Use a Sticky Substance on the Ledges

Another great way to control the number of pigeons on your ledges by finding a sticky substance to put on them. By putting things like pine tar on the ledges of a home, you will be able to prevent the pigeons from perching. Usually, you will be able to find the substances you need at your local hardware store. If you are unfamiliar with what type of substance to get, be sure to speak with a pest control professional to get some advice on what needs to be done to reduce these issues from occurring.

String Can Be Very Useful

When trying to get rid of the pigeons taking roost on your home, you can make use of string to help rid yourself of these pests. By finding the spot that the pigeons like to perch, you will be able to tie string from one end of the spot to the other. This will prevent the pigeons from being able to balance, which in turn will keep them away from the ledge. By taking the time to do some research on the behavior of the pigeons, you will be able to figure out what you need to do to rid your home of them.

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life

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Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life
By mYCZNbxh On May 27th, 2019

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gay Talese wants to go to Iraq. “It so happens there is someone that’s working on such a thing right now for me,” the 75-year-old legendary journalist and author told David Shankbone. “Even if I was on Al-Jazeera with a gun to my head, I wouldn’t be pleading with those bastards! I’d say, ‘Go ahead. Make my day.'”

Few reporters will ever reach the stature of Talese. His 1966 profile of Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, was not only cited by The Economist as the greatest profile of Sinatra ever written, but is considered the greatest of any celebrity profile ever written. In the 70th anniversary issue of Esquire in October 2003, the editors declared the piece the “Best Story Esquire Ever Published.”

Talese helped create and define a new style of literary reporting called New Journalism. Talese himself told National Public Radio he rejects this label (“The term new journalism became very fashionable on college campuses in the 1970s and some of its practitioners tended to be a little loose with the facts. And that’s where I wanted to part company.”)

He is not bothered by the Bancrofts selling The Wall Street Journal—”It’s not like we should lament the passing of some noble dynasty!”—to Rupert Murdoch, but he is bothered by how the press supported and sold the Iraq War to the American people. “The press in Washington got us into this war as much as the people that are controlling it,” said Talese. “They took information that was second-hand information, and they went along with it.” He wants to see the Washington press corp disbanded and sent around the country to get back in touch with the people it covers; that the press should not be so focused on–and in bed with–the federal government.

Augusten Burroughs once said that writers are experience junkies, and Talese fits the bill. Talese–who has been married to Nan Talese (she edited James Frey‘s Million Little Piece) for fifty years–can be found at baseball games in Cuba or the gay bars of Beijing, wanting to see humanity in all its experience.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s interview with Gay Talese.

Contents

  • 1 On Gay Talese
  • 2 On a higher power and how he’d like to die
  • 3 On the media and Iraq
  • 4 On the Iraq War
  • 5 State of Journalism
  • 6 On travel to Cuba
  • 7 On Chinese gay bars
  • 8 On the literary canon
  • 9 Sources

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House approves Senate amended economic stimulus package

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House approves Senate amended economic stimulus package
By mYCZNbxh On May 26th, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2008

The United States House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan US$152 billion economic stimulus package that gives one-time rebates to United States citizens, US$600 for individuals or US$1,200 for couples plus US$300 for each child. US$300 checks would be sent to people on low-income including retirees on Social Security which was not included in the original bill backed by President George W. Bush. The plan would begin to decrease rebates for citizens with taxable incomes of US$75,000 for individuals and US$150,000 for couples. The checks would go out to more than a 130 million Americans according to Treasury secretary Henry Paulson.

The House overwhelmingly approved the more broad Senate amended bill which included the low-income portion mentioned above along with provisions that would keep illegal aliens from receiving a rebate check. Despite some opposition from some Congressmen, such as John B. T. Campbell III of California’s 48th congressional district, the plan passed overwhelmingly 380–34.

Campbell called the plan “wealth redistribution” and noted it did not have safeguards to prevent illegals from receiving these rebates and also claimed that stimulus plan would increase the deficit more and noted the cause of the looming recession was because of “credit problems.”

The United States Senate voted hours earlier on the bill which passed in the Senate, 81–16. after having to shed some incentives included by Senate Democrats which caused the bill to fail. Some of the incentives that were left out of the plan in a compromise to gain Republican support were demands for benefits for long-term unemployed workers and stipulation that would allow low-income citizens to pay off heating bills and let home builders pay off losses off the current year against previous tax years.

President Bush approved of the package, noting in a statement, “This plan is robust, broad-based, timely, and it will be effective, this bill will help to stimulate consumer spending and accelerate needed business investment.”

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Jason CThe Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E runs on the Citizen’s Eco-Drive power-generation system. That kind of says all about its reliability and accuracy; the conversion of light to electrical energy and its storage and disbursal is a continuous process that runs without user input, apart from exposing it to light from time to time. The Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E has a solar panel fitted under the translucent dial, which does the trick. The Eco-Drive technology is a green one, for you don’t need to replace batteries. That’s less pollution for the environment.There’s another advantage to the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E. There been no requirement to replace batteries, there is no need to open the caseback. The factory seal remains intact for as long as you want, which is safety and protection guaranteed for the entire watch from dust, water and humidity. The Super Aqualand is the name by which the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E is mostly known as; it is one of the most advanced and stylish Aqualand that Citizen ever developed. High on both precision and reliability amidst the most unforgiving conditions, the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E watch came out two decades later than first Aqualand in 1985 but with concepts rooted in the same philosophy, revolutionizing the entire divers’ watch concept.The Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Aqualand Diver Watch BJ2120-07E is a much renovated version of the earlier Aqualand and is also one of the most advanced and stylish Aqualand-s ever built. Features & functions:Depth sensor: Designed to work efficiently under high pressure, the watch detects even the most negligible changes in depths up to 50 meters. It also shows the maximum depth reached.DLC: The Diamond like Carbon coating is present on the bezel, on the crown and the depth sensor. It provides a smooth finish and brings an elegant tint to the Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Watch. Offers an excellent abrasion resistance.Chronograph: Times your diving and speed.One-way rotating bezel: Works as a countdown timer.Water resistance: A screw-in back cover and a screw-down crown ensure not even a speck of moisture gets in.Insufficient charge warning: Tells you the time of feeding. Depth-alert function: So that you don’t get carried away.Bottom line: Not just for diving, the Citizen Promaster Satellite Watch is ready for the land and the air as well. Whether you are heading the beach or the rough terrains or the sky above, this impressive piece of technology keeps you equipped for all adverse situations that are common for adventures. Even the urban ones!We offer incredible prices on designer watches including Seiko Citizen & Casio watches. We are trusted Watch Dealer specializing in 100% new and genuine Citizen, Casio, Seiko, Polar and Tissot watches. Since 2002 CreationWatches.com has been serving customers from around the world with authentic watches. Customer service is our top priority. We ship to all major destinations in the world (US, Australia, Europe).

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Wikinews Shorts: June 4, 2007

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Wikinews Shorts: June 4, 2007
By mYCZNbxh On May 24th, 2019

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, June 4, 2007.

MediaCorp Radio in Singapore has been fined 15,000 Singaporean dollars (US$9,800) over an on-air stunt in March in which female guests on a radio show were asked to remove their brassieres, and pose for video that was to be posted on the station’s website and on YouTube.

The Media Development Authority said the radio show’s hosts made improper and sexually suggestive remarks about “how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras, and the size of the girls’ breasts.”

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Researchers at University of Malaya say they have developed an erectile dysfunction cure from walnut extract.

“It takes about an hour for the effects to set in and it will last for about four hours,” said Professor Dr. Kim Kah Hwi of the Faculty of Medicine Physiology.

So far, 40 volunteers have tried the Viagra alternative, called “N-Hanz”, with positive results, Kim said. To make one pill, it takes about 3.3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of walnuts.

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An 8-year-old Indonesian boy died after being attacked on Saturday by a Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park on Komodo.

The boy was attacked while making a toilet stop in a bush, a park official said. “The dragon bit his waist, tossed him and dragged him. His right leg was badly scratched,” park spokesman Heru Rudiharto said. The boy then bled to death.

Attacks by Dragons on humans are rare, though the reptiles, which can grow to a length of 3 meters (9 feet), regularly kill such prey as pigs and small deer. Komodo Dragons are an endangered and protected species, and about 2,000 of them live in the wild, mainly on Komodo and nearby Rinca island.

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years
By mYCZNbxh On May 24th, 2019

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite the best efforts of historians and art experts.

Now the puzzle has been answered. Martin Atkinson, who works for the National Trust as property manager for East Suffolk, used clues from the painting and looked at old maps to track down the viewpoint. Trees had grown, a hedgerow had been planted and boundaries had moved or disappeared, but Atkinson eventually worked out where Constable had stood. He said, “When I discovered that I had worked out the location where Constable painted this particular masterpiece, I couldn’t believe it. All the pieces of the jigsaw finally fitted together.”

Atkinson used an 1817 map of East Bergholt, where Constable grew up, as a reference point, but found that the view would have changed not long after the painting was completed. “The foreground didn’t fit at all, it was quite unusual as we know Constable painted it in the open air so he would have been standing in the scene. The hedgerow in his work no longer exists and there’s another hedgerow that runs across the scene today which wasn’t there. When you stand on the road on which he would have stood, and use the oak tree as a reference point, you see the same view. It’s great to see where an old master stood – and be inspired by the same view,” he said.

Suffolk, where Constable painted many of his finest paintings, is often called “Constable country”. Most, but not all, of the locations that Constable depicted are known. The picture is now housed in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

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How Do Customers See Promotional Products?

By mYCZNbxh On May 24th, 2019

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It usually does not take a business very long to figure out that they need to take advantage of the recall power promotional items have. Where many do struggle, however is knowing how to use these promotional products to promote and advertise the products and services of their business. It can be a bit of challenge at times to understand how these custom promotional products are seen and used by the customers who receive them. This plays a large role in choosing your items because you need to know how likely it is the customer will keep and use the item. This is why popular items like customized logo pens and paper pads and stress balls will always be around because they have a proven track record of success. So how exactly do customers use the promotional items businesses giveaway?

The Facts About Promotional Product Retention

PPAI Research has done extensive study into this and what they discovered helps shed some light and offers insight into how customers see and react to the promotional items they receive from businesses:

• 69% keep the item and use it if there is a need for it and it serves a purpose for them• 36% pass the product on to a friend or family member who can use it• 35% generally hold onto the promotional items from a business they like or are already dealing with• 27% tend to keep the product if they like the message it carries or find the item fun and interesting• 20% generally throw away the items that they have no real valuable use for• 17% forget what promotional products they receive or how many they got or what happened to them• 16% of people say the promo items can help sway their months have passed

Successful Promotional Items

Whether you are looking for a tried and true promotional item like customized logo pens or calendars or if you want something a little more creative and unique and customized for your business, your options are almost endless. Make the most of what you have to work with and unleash the power of promo giveaways today!

Call dkspecialties or check them out online to see the amazing selection of customizable promotional items that they offer-from customized logo pens to amazing giveaways- it is all here for you!

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