Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category


Wikinews interviews spokesman for Greek far-left party Xekinima

Monday, May 3, 2010 Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald today interviewed Petros Tzomakas, a Greek far-left activist and member of Xekinima, which is the Greek division of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The party is a member of Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA). Tzomakas also sits on his local 5th Athens Municipal District committee, […]


Wikinews interviews US National Archives Wikipedian in Residence

Thursday, June 30, 2011 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Dominic McDevitt-Parks, a prolific contributor to Wikipedia and a graduate student in history and archives management, agreed to answer a few questions about his new role as “Wikipedian […]


National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment

Friday, July 29, 2011 Today sees the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland following a three-year renovation costing £47.4 million (US$ 77.3 million). Edinburgh’s Chambers Street was closed to traffic for the morning, with the 10am reopening by eleven-year-old Bryony Hare, who took her first steps in the museum, and won a competition organised […]


Google Street View comes indoors

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Internet giant Google has begun a pilot program, allowing users of its “Maps” service to look inside businesses. This tool is aimed to further the controversial Street View feature which already allows the public to access 360° images of streets. We hope to enable businesses to highlight the qualities that make […]


Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 A man in Boynton Beach, Florida located in the United States, was arrested for misusing the city’s 911 emergency phone service. Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 to complain about a fast food order from Burger King he had not yet placed. On Monday Fortune called 911 to complain that the Burger […]


Ford’s US auto sales spike, surpassing GM

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Ford Motor Company said on Tuesday that its sales in the United States rose 43% in February compared to the same period last year, as the automaker outsold rivals Toyota and General Motors. The strength of our new products … are resonating with customers Ford said that total sales improved to […]


Eastern Conference wins 2008 NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 18, 2008 Eastern Conference 134 128 Western Conference The Eastern Conference defeated their Western Conference counterparts at the 2008 National Basketball Association All-Star Game held at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday. The final score was 134-128. The East took an early 11 point lead in the first 5 minutes, […]


Darling announces UK budget for 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009 The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, yesterday announced the 2009 budget. The budget is an annual audit of the nation’s finances, and decides what should be done with taxpayers’ money. The chancellor fell under scorn for his GDP growth forecasts, which are considered to be too optimistic in […]


Car maker DeLorean dies at 80

Monday, March 21, 2005 Automobile industry pioneer, John DeLorean, died Saturday in a New Jersey hospital by complications from a stroke. DeLorean was born in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to European immigrant parents. He received an education in automotive engineering and quickly rose through the ranks of Packard and later General Motors (GM). DeLorean was […]


Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an Ohio based investment group and Telesto Ventures have indicated separately that they are interested in purchasing the Saturn auto brand from General Motors (GM). According to The Wall Street Journal, Nissan–Renault is interested in purchasing Saturn. Bloomberg, however, indicated that Nissan-Renault may be a partner of […]