French Workers stay at home for Whit Monday

Monday, May 16, 2005 In France, workers by the millions stayed at home during the Whit Monday holiday despite the government’s cancellation of the traditional Pentecost public holiday. Some acted in defiance of the government’s decision, while some took leave or were put on forced leave by their employers due to uncertainties of public transportation. […]

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Chinese stock markets plunge after tax increase

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 In trading Wednesday, the Chinese stock markets plunged after the government tripled a tax on securities transactions. The so-called stamp tax was raised from 0.1% to 0.3% in an effort to cool the rapidly rising market. The Shanghai Composite Index of A-shares fell 6.5%. The CSI 300 fell 6.8%, with over […]

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Toyota accused of misleading public over recalls

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Toyota has been accused by a U.S. House of Representatives committee with misleading the public and investigators over its recent recalls. The accusations, in a statement from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, claim that Toyota both relied on a flawed study in its assessment of the issue of sticking accelerator […]

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Butter sculpture returns to Canadian National Exhibition

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 After not having the novel attraction of butter sculptures since the mid-1990s, the Canadian National Exhibition has revived the tradition in a limited fashion. In the past, farming exhibits have displayed elaborate, lifesize sculptures of celebrities, animals, and objects at “the Ex”. Many best recall the sculpture of The Beatles, created […]

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Latent Semantic Indexing

Read An Opinion On: Communicate Speech Submitted by: Carmine Hjort LSI, or latent semantic indexing, is what all the search engines use these days. It is a new type of indexing that weights key words as well as related key words. Latent semantic indexing is a good way for Google or another search engine to […]

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Bikers begin descent on South Carolina resort for rallies

Saturday, May 14, 2005 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina —This weekend is the kick-off for two motorcycle rallies held annually in the U.S. eastern seacoast town of Myrtle Beach. Enthusiasts this year are expected to meet or exceed the 170,000 bikers that arrived last year in droves to the small resort town of 23,000. Festivities span […]

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Controversial development training cited in religious discrimination lawsuits

Friday, May 23, 2008 A controversial development training course called “Landmark Forum” is cited in religious discrimination lawsuits in United States federal courts in New York and Washington, D.C. The seminars are run by a San Francisco, California-based for-profit training company called Landmark Education. The company evolved from Erhard Seminars Training “est”, and has faced […]

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Wikinews Shorts: June 14, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, June 14, 2007. Contents 1 14 injured in bombing at soccer match in southern Thailand 2 80th bird-flu death confirmed in Indonesia 3 Myanmar reports outbreak of bird flu 4 Hamas takes control of Palestinian Presidential compound A bomb blast during a soccer match at stadium in Pattani […]

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