December, 2018

IBM and Cisco in attempt to create a universal platform for communications software development

Friday, March 9, 2007 IBM and Cisco have announced the development of a new platform, based on Eclipse and OSGi (Open Services Gateway initiative), which should unite all communication and collaboration software developers under a single platform. Before the UC2 (Unified Communication and Collaboration) the unified communication has suffered because of a lack of a […]

Chinese animator Te Wei dies at age 95

Friday, February 5, 2010 Chinese animator Te Wei has died at the age of 95 in Shanghai. The cause of death was announced as respiratory failure. Wei was known for his traditional style of art. Born in 1915 as Sheng Song, Wei was classed as one of the founders of Chinese animation. He worked in […]

Wikinews interviews Duncan Campbell, co-founder of wheelchair rugby

Friday, September 7, 2012 London, England — On Wednesday, Wikinews interviewed Duncan Campbell, one of the creators of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) You’re Duncan Campbell, and you’re the founder of… Duncan Campbell: One of the founders of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) And you’re from Canada, eh? Duncan Campbell: Yes, I’m from Canada, eh! (laughter) ((Laura […]

Wikinews interviews Florence Devouard, chair of the Wikimedia Foundation

Monday, December 18, 2006 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Florence Devouard has been a contributor to the French Wikipedia since 2002. In October, 2006, she was nominated to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees of […]

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals […]

Australian MPs suggest Australia and New Zealand unification

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 A committee of Australian MPs have suggested that Australia and New Zealand become a single nation in the future. The suggestion follows an investigation into harmonising the countries’ legal systems. The two countries are separated by 1900 km (1200 miles) of sea. Australia has a population of 20 million, while New […]

China and Russia continue joint army exercise

Friday, August 19, 2005 Russian and Chinese armed forces began their first ever joint military exercises since the Korean War, when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union, on Thursday. The exercises are expected to last for eight days. 10,000 troops — about 1800 Russians, the rest Chinese — are participating in the war […]

US state of Kansas in battle over “Intelligent Design” in education

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Tempers are flaring in the U.S. state of Kansas, where a school board may be on the verge of passing a measure to require that Intelligent Design be taught in public school science classes. Christian political activists such as Reverend Jerry Johnston of First Family Church in Overland Park Kansas are […]

US toy retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us files for liquidation in United States

Thursday, March 15, 2018 This morning, United States-based toy retail giant Toys “R” Us filed for liquidation with United States bankruptcy court. The company had about 735 stores in the country which may be closed as a result of the liquidation. The motion came after the US holidays, after which the company said its revenue […]

Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris resigns amid bailout talks

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris resigned yesterday due to public discontent with his handling of the negotiations over a bailout from international lenders and a state investigation into the circumstances that pushed the country close to a financial collapse. According to Cyprus based media organizations, Sarris has been succeeded by the […]