Judging the Courts: Wikinews interviews Prof. Lawrence Douglas
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wikinews interviews Lawrence Douglas, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, on questions of the fairness and credibility of the Saddam Hussein trial, and the purpose, conduct and impact of courts trying international law crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Prof. Douglas is the author of The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2001), an acclaimed study of war crimes trials. His writing has appeared in venues including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and he is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement.


The trial of Saddam Hussein

On November 5, 2006, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging.

The charges relate to the reprisal killings of 148 people, following a failed assassination attempt on Saddam Hussein in 1982 in the town of Dujail.

The year-long trial saw witnesses, including a former Iraqi intelligence officer who investigated the assassination attempt, testify of imprisonment, torture and the execution of 148 villagers. Documents and a recording of a telephone conversation were presented linking Saddam with the executions. Defense lawyers questioned the validity of the court, disputed the prosecution’s account of the events and claimed that the executions were legal.

The trial saw frequent outbursts from the defendants and clashes between defense attorneys and judges. Three members of the defense team were murdered during the course of the trial, and the defense accused prosecutors of attempting to bribe witnesses. The chief judge of the court resigned in January over differences with Iraqi authorities over the conduct of the trial.

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October 16, 2021 · Manufacturing · (No comments)

byAlma Abell

The passing of a loved one is a difficult situation to handle. The emotional and physical loss of the individual is certain to evoke a great deal of stress and loss. It is important to begin the funeral arrangements for the deceased loved one in your life. This will involve relying on a florist in Ankeny to assist in making the service beautiful.

Choosing the Casket Spray

The largest and most frequently viewed floral arrangement is certain to be the casket spray. This is the floral arrangement that rests on top of the casket, and is viewed by all individuals that enter the funeral home.

It is important to consider the flowers to use in this arrangement, prior to placing an order. The details should be provided to your florist in Ankeny to assist with creating the casket spray. Be sure to consider the type of flowers you prefer to have in this important arrangement. Many people may choose roses and carnations to assist in creating a beautiful arrangement.

The Floral Budget

One factor that must be quickly decided upon when communicating with your florist in Ankeny is the budget you have for the funeral flowers. It is important for family members to know this amount, prior to contacting the florist.

The budget provided to the florist will assist the family in selecting flower types that will assist to sticking to that specific budget. Also, seasonal changes may impact the cost of flowers a great deal and this should be considered.

Type of Floral Arrangements

There are a variety of floral arrangement types to choose from for the funeral service. A common type of arrangement selected by the family is a wreath of flowers which is displayed on a wire stand. This will commonly sit by the casket and often a memorial ribbon will be placed on the flowers.

Another type of floral arrangement that will largely contribute to the funeral service includes vase flowers. The size and type of flowers selected should be indicated to the florist. The vase arrangement adds a great deal of color and beauty to any service.

Finally, consider the flowers that were loved by the individual in life, and work to have this displayed at the funeral service. Click here to contact florist in Ankeny.

Cyclists Jason English and Liz Smith win 24 Solo in Australia
October 14, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Mount Stromlo, Canberra — This Easter weekend, elite mountain bike riders competed in the Australian 24-hour solo championships at Canberra’s Stromlo Forest Park. Jason English from Port MacQuarie rode 33 laps and won the men’s race. Liz Smith from Wollongong rode 25 laps and won the women’s race.

Races are won by riding the most laps. If two riders complete the same number of laps in 24-hours, the winner is the one who has ridden them in the shortest time.

Riders wear lights on their helmets and bicycles during night laps. Due to the time of year, there is roughly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness each day.

The event is a curtain raiser for the WEMBO World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships, which will be held at Stromlo Forest Park on 12 and 13 October 2013. The race was for solo riders only.

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The weekend before, the teams of riders took to the track at the Mont 24 hour race at Canberra’s Kowen forest. With over 3,000 riders participating, it is now Australia’s largest cycling race.

The team version of the race was favoured by the weekend warriors, but also attracted more than a few elite athletes. Laps were ridden in relay fashion: each rider handed over the baton (which looked like a credit card) to another member of the team after riding one or more laps.

The track was in excellent condition, running through the trees. Without steep climbs or overly difficult technical sections, it permitted fast lap times.

No injuries were reported.

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Arinze and Tettamanzi equal favorites as new Pope
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Tuesday, April 5, 2005Irish betting shop chain, Paddy Power, is taking bets for a new Pope. The current front runners are Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria and Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Italy, who have each been given odds of 11-4.

“Our feeling is, we held off a few days, and now the cardinals themselves are convening in Rome,” Darren Haines, a spokesman for Paddy Power said.

“We do it very much in the same way as a horse race,” Haines added, “Without sounding so callous, in a sense, we have contenders, and you very much rate the speculation on the contenders, very much by going on media reports in the religious press … Our trading manager is very clued up on this, though she hasn’t had divine intervention.”

The full betting list can be found here.

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2020 Usa President Election Candidates}

October 13, 2021 · Fashion · (No comments)

Submitted by: Steve Ageev

The aftermath of the US Presidential Election will move on for quite a while, however web based wagering webpage Ladbrokes have as of now been looking ahead to what could happen in four years time. They have tossed out chances of 200/1 on rapper Kanye West being the following President, which would obviously make Kim Kardashian, America’s First Lady.

After Donald Trump originated from totally no place, with no political or military experience to win the White House, why not? The discussion is out there and before you roar at the 200/1 chances, keep in mind that The Donald was 150/1 the previous summer and look how far he came. Obviously that is a major cost in any case and Donald Trump is 6/4 most loved to win the 2020 US Presidential Election.

His running mate in the 2016 battle, and Vice President Elect Mike Pence is a 7/1 shot to get the last place anyone would want to be in four years time. Hillary Clinton is a major 20/1 shot to return solid and take the Oval Office, which is an indistinguishable cost from Joe Biden, who was Barack Obama’s previous running mate. Topping them however is Democrat Tim Kaine, who had such an immense contribution to Hillary Clinton’s battle this year and could be the new face of the Democrats and New Jersey Senator (D) Cory Booker who has been roused by Clinton’s run.

Michelle Obama is a 25/1 shot to emulate her significant other’s example while Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Michael Bloomberg are each accessible at 50/1. Joining Kanye West at the 200/1 check are Donald Trump’s little girl Ivanka Trump and Hillary Clinton’s girl Chelsea. Web sensation Ken Bone, who was a participant of the second US Presidential Debate this year, and was an undecided voter.

Bone wore a splendid red sweater and posed a question about vitality and occupations, yet seemed to be a loveable, warm character. The web detonated with an image of him, especially after Bill Clinton pointed at him over the room after the level headed discussion to go and shake his hand. He is a 500/1 shot to win the 2020 Presidential Election.

2020 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump 6/4, Mike Pence 7/1, Tim Kaine 16/1, Cory Booker 16/1, Hillary Clinton 20/1, Michelle Obama 20/1, Joe Biden 20/1, Andrew Cuomo 20/1, Elizabeth Warren 25/1, Paul Ryan 33/1, Bernie Sanders 50/1, Marco Rubio 50/1, Michael Bloomberg 50/1, Julian Caste 50/1, Amy Klobuchar 66/1

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Democrats 8/11, Republics 11/8, Independent 25/1

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Apple announces new iPod range

Apple announces new iPod range
October 11, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Apple have released several re-designs of their popular iPod range. In addition to the iPod Classic, Nano and Shuffle, they have announced the brand new iPod touch, a media player which mimics the iPhone’s touch-screen capabilities.

The new iPod Classic design features a larger memory space of up to 160GB or 40,000 songs, and has a new all-metal design. The iPod nano is now smaller and squarer, adding video playback to its features for the first time. The 4GB model is cheaper than its predecessor at $149/£99, but the 8GB is available in five colours at $199/£129. The iPod Shuffle is identical in design to the previous model, but is now available in a new range of five colours, with the same price of $79/£49.

The iPod touch also features in-built wi-fi technology, enabling users to access the internet and download music from Apple’s market-leading on line iTunes music store to their handset. It was announced that Starbucks would offer free wi-fi access to all users of the iPod touch in its cafes. The screen layout, similar to that of the iPhone, offers access to music, video, photos and the iTunes store. There are currently two models, at 8GB and 16GB of memory capacity.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs also announced that the price of Apple’s iPhone, currently only on sale in the US, will be cut by $200 to $399. He described the new iPod range as ‘one of the seven wonders of the world’.

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Former ‘Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham defends plus size models, celebrates the “regular woman”

Former ‘Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham defends plus size models, celebrates the “regular woman”
October 11, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Once you get a chance to talk to West Palm Beach, Florida native Whitney Cunningham, who placed seventh on the eighth cycle of the popular reality TV series America’s Next Top Model, you begin to understand what host Tyra Banks meant when she described her as the “full package.”

First of all, she is confident and headstrong, which is a must on these kinds of shows, almost as much as it is to take a beautiful modelesque picture. Second, she turns that confidence into drive. She has been receiving steady work as a model since leaving the show, and still believes that her goal of being the first woman to wear a size ten dress on the cover of Vogue is in reach. Third, and probably most important to television viewers, she obliterates the age-old model stereotype that to be pretty and photograph well, one must also be vapid and without a thought. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Cunningham also dreams of becoming a writer, and is working toward dual goals: a model who can express herself like no other model before her.

Cunningham recently sat down with Wikinews reporter Mike Halterman in an impassioned interview, taking hours to field questions from the reporter as well as from fans of America’s Next Top Model. Always in high spirits, Cunningham shows that she is a distinct personality who has carved her own niche in the Top Model history books. At the same time, she exhibits a joie de vivre that is oddly reminiscent of earlier Top Model fan favorite Toccara Jones, who showed America just how to be “big, black, beautiful and loving it.” However, Cunningham is quick to remind everyone that she isn’t big at all; she is simply a regular woman.

This is the first in a series of interviews with America’s Next Top Model contestants. Interviews will be published sporadically.

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Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control
October 10, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Sunday, August 21, 2005

A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not a statistically significant sample.

If this surgical procedure is as successful in large-scale studies, it may lead the way for the use of robotic surgery in even more delicate procedures, such as heart surgery. Note that this is not a fully automated system, as a human doctor controls the operation via remote control. Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity.

There were concerns that doctors, in the future, might only be trained in the remote control procedure. Ronald G. Latimer, M.D., of Santa Barbara, CA, warned “The fact that surgeons may have to open the patient or might actually need to revert to standard laparoscopic techniques demands that this basic training be a requirement before a robot is purchased. Robots do malfunction, so a backup system is imperative. We should not be seduced to buy this instrument to train surgeons if they are not able to do the primary operations themselves.”

There are precedents for just such a problem occurring. A previous “new technology”, the electrocardiogram (ECG), has lead to a lack of basic education on the older technology, the stethoscope. As a result, many heart conditions now go undiagnosed, especially in children and others who rarely undergo an ECG procedure.

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Xuri Yanggang Can Not Sing Spring Any Longer

October 10, 2021 · Public Relations · (No comments)

By Himfr Mary

Migrant workers WangFeng rising-sun masculine because cover combination of the spring “popular network, and as a rabbit in CCTV cctv1 stage of grassroots effort, shake the body becomes best-known grassroots singer. The agent of sun li dong accept masculine morning paper reporter to interview revealed yesterday afternoon he received the spring of the original WangFeng aspects telephone call, be informed explicitly rising-sun masculine future shall in any way singing “spring”. For such result, li dong said “respect their opinion,” but also hope events can somewhat turnaround. But WangFeng assistant small tao says about it are not respond. The original WangFeng requirements shall in any way singing “spring”.

ShangYan prices surged to 3 million to $50,000

Wang xuming and friend Mr Liu gang composed of sun masculine combination, with cover the spring “red through network. Last August, the two singing video be friend hair online, click over 10 million times, not only let the sun masculine become CCTV xingguangdadao “month champions, more let they boarded rabbit cctv1, and become the stage in the audience favorite grassroots singer.

After the sun cctv1, masculine fame soared, buttheir the most direct effect is worth ShangYan hikes. When asked whether sun masculine staged price to online rumours 30,000 to 5 million yuan, li dong’s no secret said “there is this price”.

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Cctv1 after becoming famous, sun masculine would leave their work into efforts to music? Li dong this gives the affirmative answer: “friend Mr Liu gang from the beginning it was completely doing music, even in the most difficult time of his life, as for music dream also insisted in pharmaceutical companies do warehouse of wang xuming, now also have such plan, his previous leadership to he is also support, told him if (in music) couldn’t walk, can again to return.”

In the spring of farewell to the original

Li dong said that at present have record company in rising-sun masculine contact, but with sun masculine haven’t signed a plan. Meanwhile, there are many musicians also volunteered to write songs for sun masculine, are more enthusiastic “steel Beng son” give them from their own creative songs. But underlying it is urgent rising-sun masculine need creating more original works: “aftertime isn’t very good cover WangFeng song, do original for artists also have benefits.”

Although li dong say very implicative, but he also revealed behind wde – 14 yesterday when about 30 points, li dong received a telephone call from a WangFeng aspects, “each other clearly, sun masculine future shall in any way singing” spring “, estimate WangFeng other songs are not singing.”

It is reported that Li dong revealed: “they will cover some can use songs, including singers sichuan son of a song, henceforth also can sing some songs.” Yesterday afternoon, the reporter also on the matter WangFeng assistant little contact with the tao tao says about the matter, small temporary not comment, as to whether future in the form of statement etc show, he says all depends on the specific circumstances and decide.

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Delta Blues wins 2006 Melbourne Cup

Delta Blues wins 2006 Melbourne Cup
October 6, 2021 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

The Japanese owned Delta Blues ridden by Iwata Yasunari has won the AU$5.1 million 2006 Melbourne Cup. Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii also achieved the Quinella winning bet with stablemate Pop Rock, ridden by Damien Oliver, placing second in the race. Maybe Better came in at third, with Zipping posting a fourth place finish. Pre-race favourite Yeates missed the start, finishing seventh.

After the race, jockey Iwata joyfully shouted “Very happy, very happy. My biggest winner ever.”

Zabeat was the last finisher in a 23-horse field that was reduced in number after the early morning scratching from the race of Efficient with leg soreness.

Australians bet over $50 million dollars on the race, with Delta Blues paying $17.50 for the win, which made it the first horse from Japan to have won the race in the 145 year history of the Melbourne Cup.

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