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July 31, 2018

Total lunar eclipse occurs in July 2018

Total lunar eclipse occurs in July 2018

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Observation from Chelsea, Victoria, Australia at 06:07am AEST (UTC+10).
Image: Ian Fieggen.

On Friday–Saturday —depending on observer’s timezone— a total lunar eclipse occurred as the Moon was in the shadow of the Earth. As normal during such an eclipse, the Moon became faint and turned completely red as bluer light was scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere. Totality of 1 hour and 43 minutes was the longest in the 21st century.

People were able to observe the eclipse from Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. A volunteer named José Jiménez uploaded a photo of the incident today from Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, featuring the Moon, Mars, and the milky way on the same photo.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst took photos of the Moon from the International Space Station and uploaded them to Flickr on the same day.

According to timeanddate.com, the timeline of the eclipse was as follows.

Event Time (UTC)
July 27
Start penumbral eclipse 17:14:47
Start partial eclipse 18:24:27
Start full eclipse 19:30:15
Maximum eclipse 20:21:44
End full eclipse 21:13:11
End partial eclipse 22:19:00
End penumbral eclipse 23:28:38

Mars was also visible near the Moon; coming this week, reported 9News, closer to Earth than at any time since 2003.



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July 30, 2018

First-ever Dublin Trans Pride attracts hundreds

First-ever Dublin Trans Pride attracts hundreds

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Monday, July 30, 2018

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On Saturday, hundreds of people reportedly attended the first-ever Transgender Pride in the Irish capital Dublin. Different from last month’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride, this Pride focused on issues concerning transgender people.

Participants advocated for improvements in the healthcare system for transgenders and for action against violence against non-binary people. Reportedly, some also called for separation of church from state. Some participants carried placards which read “Respect my existence or expect my resistance”.

The Pride Parade started at 2 PM, local time, at Liberty Hall and ended at Fairview Park. In 1982, Declan Flynn, a homosexual man, was killed by five men in an attack against gay people at Fairview Park. Cearbhall Turraoin of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland said, “It’s appropriate that we are here in Fairview Park where Declan Flynn was murdered many years ago, that we talk about hate crime and the impact these hate crimes are having in Ireland […] Three years after the marriage-equality referendum we’re still seeing very high rates of violence.”

According to reports, organisations including National Women’s Council of Ireland and the Green Party supported the event, and organisations including Trans Pride NI, United Against Racism, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and Siptu LGBT Network participated in the march.

One of the Pride organisers, Thomas White, said, “Pride is a protest that celebrates who we are, and our survival against the system. People are still facing huge discrimination and oppression in this world, it’s not something we are willing to accept any longer”.

Another organiser, Ollie Bell, said, “Trans healthcare is underfunded and understaffed. We want to highlight the levels of violence against trans-people and call for victims of such violence to be treated with respect and dignity.”

Ireland passed the gender recognition bill in 2015 allowing people above the age of eighteen to receive an official recognition from the state of their self-identified gender. For non-adults, they required consent from both their parents. In the same year, the country legalised same-sex marriage, and another reform took place two months ago, when a majority of the Irish people voted in favour of repealing the constitutional ban on abortion in the country.


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April 9, 2016

Thousands march in London calling for David Cameron\’s resignation over tax affairs

Thousands march in London calling for David Cameron’s resignation over tax affairs

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thousands of demonstrators marched in London today over the tax affairs of Prime Minister David Cameron which were revealed as part of the leak of the Panama Papers.

The protest started around 11:00 local time (UTC+1) on Whitehall opposite the police-guarded entrance to Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s official residence. Just after 11:00, protesters blocked traffic on the northbound carriage in Whitehall. At 11:20, the police asked the protesters to move back on to the pavement, stating that they needed to balance the right to protest with the traffic building up. Around 11:29, the protest moved up Whitehall, past Trafalgar Square, along the Strand, passing by Aldwych and up Kingsway towards Holborn where the Conservative Party were holding their Spring Forum in the Grand Connaught Rooms hotel.

The protest was organised after it was revealed that David Cameron has profited from offshore investments held by his father, Ian, that were organised in part by Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-based law firm whose communications were recently published.

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Protesters outside Downing Street holding signs.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Protestors shouting outside Downing Street.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Demonstrators getting ready just before 11:00.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Demonstrators getting ready just before 11:00.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Demonstrators rallying outside the gates to Downing Street.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Protesters holding placards, flags and a pig-shaped piñata outside Downing Street.
Image: Tom Morris.

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After leaving Whitehall, the protesters moved up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Protesters crossing Trafalgar Square towards The Strand.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Protesters marching down the Strand.
Image: Tom Morris.

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A protester holding a pig-shaped piñata at the bottom of Kingsway.
Image: Tom Morris.

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Police officers discussing the protest outside Downing Street.
Image: Tom Morris.

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The protest caused some disruption for traffic. After the marchers had passed the Strand, many delayed buses filled the eastbound road.
Image: Tom Morris.



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March 14, 2015

Reflections, Lichtenstein, two new exhibitions at Edinburgh\’s Modern One

Reflections, Lichtenstein, two new exhibitions at Edinburgh’s Modern One

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

This weekend saw the opening of two new exhibitions at Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Modern Art. Wikinews attended Thursday’s press preview for the event where a full contingent of the capital’s press turned out to see the striking collection of paintings, photographs, and other works. Presented below are a selection of images captured at the preview.

REFLECTIONS: A Series of Changing Displays of Contemporary Art, billed as a showcase of a “diverse range of internationally-renowned contemporary and modern artists” is to display major works from the Gallery’s permanent collection, alongside important loans. Alongside this broad range of works, a three-room display of pieces on-loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation — with a dramatic painted steel relief, ‘borrowed’ from the Tate in London — runs from March 14 through to January 10 next year.

Admission to both exhibitions is free; being located in Dean, to the north-west of Edinburgh’s city centre, a free Gallery bus service is available.

Edinburgh‘s press pack at the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition preview.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A film crew sets up with one of Roy Lichtenstein’s works as a backdrop, and the steel roundel on-loan from the Tate Gallery in London dramatically displayed on the wall of the main Artists’ Room.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A rather unusual installation; part of the REFLECTIONS exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Dorothy Lichtenstein, at the press preview for an exhibition of her late husband’s works.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A pair of Lichtenstein’s paintings, hanging in the main gallery of the Artists’ Rooms.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The exterior of the Modern One building of Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A selection of prints and postcards, available for sale in the Gallery’s shop.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The ‘scrum’ of photographers capturing Roy Lichtenstein‘s widow, Dorothy, in front of one of her late husband’s paintings.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Dorothy Lichtenstein, being lit as she poses for the cameras at the press preview of her late husband’s work.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Another pair of Lichtenstein’s paintings, with the doorway through to another part of the Gallery.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A corridor in the Gallery makes an effective space to display a range of the works from the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The main Artists Room of the Gallery, displaying some of Lichtenstein’s dramatic works.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A different take on the corridor display part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit, with mirror at end of corridor.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A display of photographs from the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Member of the press admiring one of Lichtenstein’s works at new exhibition in the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
Image: Brian McNeil.

One of the display galleries hosting part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Wall of artworks making up part of the REFLECTIONS exhibit, with mirror at end of corridor.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Press film crew sets up and tests lighting levels in front of one of Lichtenstein’s most-famous works.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The licensed cafe on the lower level of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The kitchen garden to the rear of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The licensed cafe on the lower level of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Rear of the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Display of cakes and biscuits in cafe of the Modern One building of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Douglas Gordon’s dramatic List of Names which adorns the wall of the stairwell in the Modern One building.
Image: Brian McNeil.



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January 12, 2015

Millions march in France and around the world in support of Charlie Hebdo

Millions march in France and around the world in support of Charlie Hebdo

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Marchers in Paris.
Image: Yann Caradec.

Following the shootings at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, millions of people turned out yesterday for marches in Paris, in cities across France, and around the world. Reported estimates of between 1.5 and 2 million people rallied in Paris, and the French interior ministry estimated 3.7 million or more rallied across France.

44 world leaders attended the Paris march including French President François Hollande; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; British Prime Minister David Cameron; Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy; Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi; the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority; King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan; Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov; the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban; and the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba.

US Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley attended. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest responded to criticism for not sending a higher level representative on behalf of the United States: “It is fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile.” Earnest said the rally had been planned on Friday and President Obama attending the rally on such short notice presented “significant security challenges”. Secretary of State John Kerry said he already had a prior engagement in India.

Charlie Hebdo has previously published cartoons featuring the Islamic prophet Muhammed. These include original depictions and reprints of controversial cartoons originally by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Some of these cartoons were on display at the marches.

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Paris: flowers and tributes to the victims of the shooting.
Image: Guerric Poncet.

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Paris march: a protester holding up two colouring pencils, in solidarity with journalists and cartoonists killed in the attack.
Image: Basili.

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Paris march: protestors holding up two giant pencils.
Image: Eric Walter.

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Paris march: more protestors holding up giant pencils.
Image: Eric Walter.

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Paris march: marchers fill the street.
Image: Eric Walter.

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Paris march: more marchers filling the streets.
Image: Yann Caradec.

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Paris march.
Image: Eric Walter.

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Paris march: marchers moving up Boulevard Beaumarchais.
Image: Poulpy.

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Paris march: marchers fill the platform at the Miromesnil Métro station.
Image: Basili.

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Bordeaux rally.
Image: LeJC.

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Rally in Bourg-en-Bresse.
Image: Benoît Prieur.

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Rally in Chambéry.
Image: Florian Pépellin.

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Rally in Lyon.
Image: Jitrixis.

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Rally in Rennes.
Image: Édouard Hue.

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A sign at the march in Rennes showing a number of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
Image: Édouard Hue.

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Rally in Rennes.
Image: Édouard Hue.

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Rally in Rennes.
Image: Pymouss.

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Rally at the Place Royale in Reims.
Image: G.Garitan.

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French flag projected on to the side of the National Gallery in London as a sign of solidarity.
Image: Simeon87.

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Signs, pens, sketch pads and cartoons left as a memorial in Trafalgar Square in London.
Image: Zefrog.

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A pen held up as part of the rally in London’s Trafalgar Square.
Image: Zefrog.

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A man holding both a French and American flag at a rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago.
Image: Stel Cape.

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A small rally in Cologne.
Image: Raimond Spekking.

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Candle lights at a rally in Moscow.
Image: Ilya Schurov.

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Snow-covered flowers and tributes outside the office of the French Ambassador in Moscow.
Image: Ilya Schurov.

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At the rally in Moscow.
Image: Ilya Schurov.

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Rally in Stockholm.
Image: Henrik M F.

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Rally in Stockholm.
Image: fcruse.

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A pencil in the snow at the Stockholm rally.
Image: fcruse.

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Rally in Vienna.
Image: Haeferl.

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Rally in Berlin.
Image: Tim.

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Rally in Brussels.
Image: Miguel Discart.



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November 7, 2014

Edinburgh\’s \’Million Mask March\’ flies distinctly Scottish colours

Edinburgh’s ‘Million Mask March’ flies distinctly Scottish colours

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Amongst other Guy Fawkes Night partying, the now-regular march to the Scottish Parliament by Anonymous saw significantly higher attendance, Wednesday, at this year’s event. With Catalan flags and pro-Independence Saltires flying, activist numbers had clearly been swelled by the referendum result.

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Banner — later used to lead the march — laid out on the Castle Esplanade before setting off.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Police waiting, on the adjacent Johnston Terrace, prior to the march setting off.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Saltires by moonlight, as the growd gathers on the Castle Esplanade.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Anonymous Scotland banner surrounded by group of protesters.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pro-Independence supporters mingling with masked members of Anonymous.
Image: Brian McNeil.

As the march prepares to set off, the banner is raised and the crowd asked to assemble behind it.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Crowd heading off Esplanade, with the Outlook Tower Camera obscura to top-right of frame.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Police Scotland watch as the crowd progresses down Edinburgh’s High Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Walking down Castle Hill on the Royal Mile.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Edinburgh Castle as backdrop to the crowd leaving the Esplanade.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Further down Edinburgh’s High Street, with the banner passing the High Court.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The crowd progressing down Edinburgh’s High Street towards the Scottish Parliament
Image: Brian McNeil.

Passing the top of Cockburn Street on the Royal Mile.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Passing the top of Cockburn Street on the Royal Mile.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The crowd progressing down Edinburgh’s High Street towards the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A Police van leads the procession down the bottom-half of the High Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

March walking down The Canongate.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Passing Edinburgh’s New Street, which leads down to the City of Edinburgh Council‘s Waverley Court HQ.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Marchers walking down Edinburgh’s High Street towards Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The March progresses through the city’s Canongate area.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Regardless of chanting, which included taunts over the lack of BBC presence, marchers were in good spirits.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The crowd outside the Scottish Parliament was a wide mix of ages.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Not all who took part wore Guy Fawkes masks.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Most of the crowd were well wrapped-up to guard against the night air chill.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pro-Catalan independence flag flying as part of the protest at the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Police Scotland were conspicuous amongst the crowd, although not present in large numbers.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pro-Catalan independence flag flying as part of the protest at the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Some protesters self-identified as part of the 45% of the Scottish electorate who voted Yes to Independence.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pro-Independence sentiment was highly-visible amongst protesters at the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Some banners were particularly direct with their message.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Several humorous Independence-related tropes were on display.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Some banners were particularly direct with their message.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Several humorous Independence-related tropes were on display, although the protest was good-natured throughout.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Free paper masks were being handed out to those not prepared to buy mass-manufactured ones.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Protesters waiting for the event’s speakers whilst PA problems were sorted out.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Guy McV at the protest outside the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Crowd walking across grassy area between Parliament and Queen’s Drive.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Protesters waiting for the event’s speakers.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Kilted protester with Saltire mask.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Protesters waiting for the event’s speakers.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Kilted protester with Saltire mask.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Banner with Scottish Parliament partially visible in the background.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Much of the crowd treated the gathering at the Parliament like a party.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Attendee filming the event, with Parliament building in the background.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Wrapped up against the cold, outside the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Many draped themselves in Scotland’s flag, the Saltire.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Staring through a paper mask into the camera.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Not all present were overly-concerned with the cold weather.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Protesters outside the Scottish Parliament after marching from Edinburgh Castle
Image: Brian McNeil.

Speakers address the assembled crowd after some technical difficulties with the PA system.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A documentary-maker films the protest speakers.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A few of the collected donations intended for a local food bank.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Many treated the protest more like a party.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Protested, with beard jutting out below Guy Fawkes mask.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The crowd listening to speakers at the Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.




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September 14, 2014

Noosa win 2014 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union premiership

Noosa win 2014 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union premiership

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University 9
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Attendance: 2000 approx.
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Noosa are Sunshine Coast Rugby Union premiers in 2014. They defeated University 10–9 yesterday in the Grand Final at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Bokarina, Australia.

Last time they met
In 2014 — Major Semi Final
Noosa 13 defeated University 0

In a grand final — 2011
University 12 defeated Noosa 9

Noosa got to the premiership decider after finishing on top of the standings and winning the Major Semi Final at Sunshine Beach. University finished second, lost the Major Semi Final to Noosa and defeated Toads at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The two teams last met in a grand final in 2011. University were victorious 12–9.

Grammar v Brothers.JPG Grammar played Brothers in the Under15/16 Grand Final – the only game of the day not featuring a Noosa team.
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Noosa enter the playing arena.
Video: Patrick Gillett.

University enter the playing arena.
Video: Patrick Gillett.

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Image: Patrick Gillett.
Uni penalty goal 2014-09-13.JPG Daniel Nethenry kicked all of University’s penalty goals in the first half
Image: Patrick Gillett.
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Image: Patrick Gillett.
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Image: Patrick Gillett.
Grand Final Crowd 2014-09-13 17.01.05.jpg The Grand Final crowd.
Image: Patrick Gillett.
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Image: Patrick Gillett.
Noosa premiers 2014-09-13 18.00.51.jpg Noosa are SCRU premiers in 2014 after Davi Harold scored a penalty goal and converted a Keith Strajnar try.
Image: Patrick Gillett.
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Video: Patrick Gillett.

Noosa are once again to have their name engraved on the premiership trophy. File video from August 2013
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August 27, 2014

Wikinews wanders the Referendum-year Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Wikinews wanders the Referendum-year Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

With many venues reporting sell-out shows, the 68th year of the Edinburgh Festival attracted visitors from around the globe. Wikinews‘ Brian McNeil roamed the city for the four weeks of the event, capturing the colour, spectacle, and comedy, in photos.

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Visitors crowd onto Edinburgh’s High Street, adjacent to the Tron Kirk, for the first day of the 2014 Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A street performer sets up in Hunter Square, next to one of the city’s golden postboxes, unpacking paraffin for his act.
Image: Brian McNeil.

View across Edinburgh’s High Street (Royal Mile) onto the top of Cockburn Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A musician prepared for Scotland’s unpredictable weather at the side of the Tron Kirk.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The Tron pub, next to the top of Blair Street, advertises live comedy in the basement, along with their 3am license.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A performer balances on top of a bollard just inside the pedestrianised part of the High Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Tourists on the High Street for the 2014 fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Tourists mingle with performers handing out fliers on the Edinburgh High Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Track-suited performers wait to go onstage in the High Street.
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A troupe performs for the crowd in traditional dress.
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A troupe performs for the crowd in traditional dress.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Performers on Edinburgh’s High Street for the Festival Fringe 2014. In the distance, the Firth of Forth.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Crowd looks on as performer spins disk on a stick before throwing it high into the air.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Performer throwing spinning disk from stick into the air.
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Performer throws spinning disk high overhead.
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Fliers and posters advertise a few of the shows on-offer at this year’s Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Stall selling tied-balloon creations with Fringe show fliers as backdrop.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Edinburgh’s ‘Auld Reekie Tours’ (Venue 129) advertising their underground and graveyard tours of the city.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Food stall situated at the side of the Tron Kirk.
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Blackboards list the day’s, and tommorrow’s, performances on the doors of the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh’s High Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The bar, with stained-glass window backdrop, inside the Tron Kirk.
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Susana Silva, more-used to busking, performs inside the Tron Kirk on the Fringe’s opening day.
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Susana Silva performing in the Tron Kirk, Edinburgh fringe 2014.
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Susana Silva performing in the Tron Kirk, Edinburgh fringe 2014.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pat Dennis, Sean O’Malley with Michael Dodds on Cajon.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Pat Dennis, Sean O’Malley and Michael Dodds performing in the Tron Kirk.
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Pat Dennis, Sean O’Malley and Michael Dodds performing in the Tron Kirk.
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Pat Dennis, Sean O’Malley and Michael Dodds performing in the Tron Kirk.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Crowds in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket for the 2014 Festival.
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Street performers in the Grassmarket.
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Bruce Fummey performing his 2014 Fringe show, “Aaah’m Votin YES” in The Beehive.
Image: Brian McNeil.

A few minutes walk from The Beehive, a busker plays with an array of effects pedals.
Image: Brian McNeil.

View down the Grassmarket from the West Bow end.
Image: Brian McNeil.

View of St John’s at the west end of Princes Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Some people at the art & craft fair, in the grounds of St John’s, enjoying themselves despite a downpour
Image: Brian McNeil.

One of the city’s tour buses, at the west-end of Princes Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

View of the Festival Wheel, situated in Princes Street Gardens.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Various festivals take place in Edinburgh throughout the summer, including the The Guardian-sponsored Book Festival.
Image: Brian McNeil.

View of the castle, with posters for Festival shows on the railings of Princes Street Gardens.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Chalk art outisde the Scottish National Archives at the East-End of Princes Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Banner for The Caves, just off the Cowgate.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The Cowshed in Edinburgh’s Cowgate; a venue well-liked by performers, apart from the beer prices.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Musician walking up Niddry Street, with guitar in hard case.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The Blind Poet, in Edinburgh’s West Nicholson Street.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Bar staff, working in The Blind Poet on Nicholson Street.
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Baz Simpson, who organised The Wolf Sessions at The Blind Poet; before, and during, The Festival.
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Baz Simpson, who organised The Wolf Sessions at The Blind Poet; before, and during, The Festival.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Performers in the Blind Poet, West Nicholson Street, last Saturday of the Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Performers in the Blind Poet, West Nicholson Street, last Saturday of the Festival Fringe.
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Performers in the Blind Poet, West Nicholson Street, last Saturday of the Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Performers in the Blind Poet, West Nicholson Street, last Saturday of the Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Aaron Robbie Wright, performing in The Blind Poet on the last Sunday of the 2014 Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Aaron Robbie Wright, performing in The Blind Poet on the last Sunday of the 2014 Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

The High Street’s taxi rank stretches from the top of Niddry Street halfway to the Scottish Parliament.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Unfortunately, trouble at the High Street taxi rank is not uncommon – regardless of the festival being on, or not.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Unfortunately, trouble at the High Street taxi rank is not uncommon – regardless of the festival being on, or not.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Unfortunately, trouble at the High Street taxi rank is not uncommon – regardless of the festival being on, or not.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Fringe performers, and flier distributors, come in all shapes and sizes.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Some artists continued distributing fliers right up until the last couple of days of the Festival Fringe.
Image: Brian McNeil.

Age is no barrier to busking during the Festival.
Image: Brian McNeil.

With so many visitors, rubbish (garbage) is somewhat of an issue during the Festival.
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August 17, 2014

University defeat Maroochydore in round 14 of 2014 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season

University defeat Maroochydore in round 14 of 2014 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season

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University defeated Maroochydore 27 points to 0 in heavy rain in round 14 of 2014 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union at Cotton Tree, Australia yesterday. Noosa defeated Toads right on full time 23 points to 20 at Woombye in the other A-grade game.

Maroochydore vs University 2014-08-16 crowd.jpg Wet weather kept the crowd away.
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The two teams exiting the dressing rooms.
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University ran in five tries, converting the last
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Maroochydore had a few long range efforts but to no avail.
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May 16, 2014

Small protest seeking justice for victims of Franco held in Madrid

Small protest seeking justice for victims of Franco held in Madrid

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Yesterday, on Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador in Madrid, Spain, a small protest demanding justice for victims of the Franco regime was held in Puerta del Sol for an hour starting around 8:00 pm local time.

One sign said “Contra la Impunidad Solidaridad con las víctimas del Franquismo”, which translates to “Against Impunity, Solidarity with victims of the Franco regime”. The protest started with speakers on a megaphone, and was followed by a march around the plaza several times with the leaders holding a large banner. They were followed by people chanting, holding flags of the Second Spanish Republic, and holding placards. There was a police presence around the protest.

Puerta del Sol has historically been important as a place for Spaniards to hold protests about concerns they have in the country including ones that coincided with the 2011 Arab Spring that demanded changes to Spain’s political systems.

Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 01.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
Image: Laura Hale.

Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 02.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
Image: Laura Hale.

Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 03.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 05.JPG Protester holding a flag of the Second Spanish Republic
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 06.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
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Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 07.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
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Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 08.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
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Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 09.JPG Protesters with a banner saying, “Contra la Impunidad, Solidaridad con las víctimas, del Franquismo”
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Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 10.JPG Protester with a pictur placard that says, “Alejandro Biesla Gomez

22 años de edad. Fusilado en el penal de Ocaña (Toledo) el 22 de Julia de Mayo”. The person pictured went missing during the Franco regime.
Image: Laura Hale.

Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 12.JPG Protester with a sign saying “Recuerdos” meaning “Memories” that contains newspaper clippings related to victims of the regime.
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 13.JPG Protester with a sign saying “Recuerdos” meaning “Memories” that contains newspaper clippings related to victims of the regime.
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 16.JPG Protesters marching around the plaza.
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 17.JPG Protest sign saying, “No nos da miedo el ruido del poder nos da miedo el silencio del pueblo” which translates to “We are not afraid of the noise of power. We are afraid of the silence of the people.”
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 18.JPG Protesters marching around the plaza.
Image: Laura Hale.
Puerta del Sol Franco Protest May 15 2014 19.JPG Protesters marching around the plaza.
Image: Laura Hale.



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