Wiki Actu en

August 23, 2010

Lou Piniella retires after fifty years of baseball

Lou Piniella retires after fifty years of baseball

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikinews Sports
Sports icon.png
Other sports stories

Monday, August 23, 2010

File photo of retiring Chicago Cub’s manager Lou Piniella.
Image: Jauerback.

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced Sunday that he will retire from Major League Baseball after almost fifty years of coaching, managing, and playing the sport.

Piniella’s announcement came after the Chicago Cubs lost to the Atlanta Braves 16-5 at the Cub’s Wrigley Field. The 66 year-old Piniella said that he was retiring because of family issues. For much of the 2010 MLB season, Piniella’s 90 year-old mother has been ill.

“This will be the last time I put on a uniform. This has been very special for me. I’ll go home, do what I have to do there…and enjoy my retirement,” said Piniella. “My mom needs me at home; she hasn’t gotten any better since I’ve been here. In fact, she’s had other complications. Rather than continue to go home, come back…It’s not fair to the team, not fair to the players. The best thing to do is to step down, go home and take care of my mother,” he added.

During his 18 year career as a player, Piniella logged 1,705 hits. As a manager, he also won 1,800 games over the course of 23 years. Mike Quade, The Cub’s third-base and outfield coach, will be Cubs manager for the remainder of the 2010 season.


Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 18, 2010

Wikinews Shorts: August 18, 2010

Wikinews Shorts: August 18, 2010 – Wikinews, the free news source

Wikinews Shorts: August 18, 2010

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, August 18, 2010.

Location of South Carolina.
Image: The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Mother confesses to suffocating her two children

An unemployed, single mother from South Carolina has confessed to suffocating her two toddler children with her bare hands. After suffocating her one year-old and two year-old sons, 29 year-old Shaquan Duley drove her car into a river. Police have identified the suffocated children as Ja’van T. Duley and Devean C. Duley. She faces two murder charges and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Duley had apparently argued with her mother the night before the murder. Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams has stated that “We believe this is a direct response [to the argument] from Ms. Duley. I believe she was just fed up with her mother telling her she couldn’t take care of the children and she wasn’t taking care of her children and she just wanted to be free.” Williams also said that Shaquan’s mother “was a very, I guess, firm individual. … She often talked with her daughter about, I guess, maybe being more of a mother or being more reliable.”

Sources


Location of North Korea.
Image: Vardion.

US officials visit American sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

US officials said Monday that an American, Aijalon Mahli Gomes, sentenced to hard labor in North Korea was visited by a US consular official and two American doctors.

“We requested permission to visit Mr. Gomes. That permission from the North Korean government was granted,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley. Crowley also said that “We requested permission to bring Mr. Gomes home. Unfortunately, he remains in North Korea.”

North Korea said that Gomes was hospitalized after attempting suicide. Gomes was arrested by North Korean authorities and sentenced to eight years of hard labor in January after the 31 year-old man alledgedly attempted to cross the border with China.

Sources

Related news


File photo of a Buick Enclave, one of the models recalled by GM on Tuesday.
Image: IFCAR.

General Motors recalls 243,000 crossover vehicles

American car company General Motors (GM) said Tuesday that it will recall 243,000 crossover vehicles due to faulty seat belts. The crossovers recalled include the Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse. The damage to the seat belts could happen after the second row seats in the car-based SUVs are returned to a upright position after being folded. The damage causes the seat belt to feel correctly latched when it is possibly not.

Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 14, 2010

Wikinews Shorts: August 14, 2010

Wikinews Shorts: August 14, 2010 – Wikinews, the free news source

Wikinews Shorts: August 14, 2010

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, August 14, 2010.

Help Wikinews! Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one.

Tamil migrant boat bound for Canada sparks debate

Hundreds of Sri Lanka Tamils seeking asylum in Canada unboarded their cargo ship that they used to sail from Sri Lanka to Vancouver. Some of the people who were on board the MV Sun Sea needed medical treatment, but officials have said that they were not aware of major medical problems.

The landing of the 490 refugees, however, has raised concerns that some onboard might have been members of the Tamil Tigers Sri Lankan rebel group. The Tigers, who fought a civil war against the Sri Lankan government for over two decades and lost in 2009, have been designated a terrorist group by the Canadian government since 2006. “Our goal is to ensure that our refugee system is not hijacked by criminals or terrorists,” Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said. Toews also said that the governnment would be taking a tough line with the ship’s passengers.

Sources


South Carolina Senate candidate Alvin Greene indicted on felony charge

Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate for the South Carolina US senate seat, has been indicted on a felony charge of showing pornography to a female college student. The 32 year-old Greene was arrested last November after allegedly showing a female student obscene photos on his laptop and then asking to come to her dorm room. Greene shot to instant fame after he won the South Carolina Democratic senate primary with 58% of the vote despite not campaigning or raising funds for his US senate bid.

Sources


FDA approves of ‘morning after’ pill

The US FDA (Food and Drug administration) has approved a new, longer lasting ‘morning after’ pill that works for up to five days after unprotected sex. The FDA approved the pill, called ella, has stated that the birth-control pill will be prescription-only. The FDA said that the drug “is not intended for routine use as a contraceptive.” The pill is made by the French medical company HRA Pharma and will be marketed in the US by Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 12, 2010

Early puberty for US girls raises health risk

Early puberty for US girls raises health risk

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search
Health
Related articles
  • 6 June 2015: Major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism announced as cause of Charles Kennedy’s death
  • 2 June 2015: Beau Biden, son of US vice president, dies at 46
  • 1 June 2015: Kerry hospitalized after cycling accident
  • 8 May 2015: Teen accused of Anzac Day terror plot applies for bail
  • 8 May 2015: Indiana Governor signs needle exchange program

Health
Collaborate!
  • Pillars of Wikinews writing
  • Writing an article

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hormones that control puberty. According to a new study, US girls are reaching puberty earlier than in the past 10-30 years.
Image: Wikimedia Commons.

According to a new study, US girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, a trend that raises some health concerns. The study, which was conducted in New York’s East Harlem, the Cincinnati metropolitan area, and the San Francisco Bay area, showed that by age eight, 27% of girls had begun puberty and showed breast development. By age seven, 15% of girls were developing breasts.

There were differences among races. By age 7, 10.4% of white girls had reached puberty, up from 5% in a 1997 study. In contrast, 23.4% of African-Americans and 14.9% of Hispanics had reached puberty. Also, at age 8, 18.3% of whites, 42.9% of blacks and 30.9% of Hispanics had reached puberty.

Girls who reach puberty earlier have a higher chance of engaging in early sexual activity. The study examined 1,239 girls aged between six and eight.

Though the study did not address why US girls were reaching breast development earlier, it found that heavier girls reached puberty earlier. Marcia Herman-Giddens of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has said that the earlier puberty could be related to the rising obesity rate among US citizens. Currently, a third of US children are overweight or obese. Scientists and researchers are also worried about chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) and atrazine that could disrupt growth hormones. The chemical industry says that these chemicals are safe and are harmless to humans.

Herman-Giddens also said that it can be confusing to hit puberty at a young age. Girls reaching puberty at a younger age are more likely to attempt suicide. Also, earlier puberty can cause low self-esteem and depression and at adulthood, girls who reached puberty earlier are more likely to have breast cancer and endometrial cancer.



Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 11, 2010

JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing at passenger granted bail

JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing at passenger granted bail

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

 
Correction — August 13, 2010
 
The title of this article is misleading. The man was not granted bail over any charges related to swearing, although he is facing other charges related to this incident. Wikinews did not intend this meaning to be conveyed by the title.
 
New York
Other stories from New York
  • 23 March 2015: RTVE’s US correspondent gets condemnation for ‘false accusations and offensive insults’
  • 16 March 2015: The Wrecking Crew music documentary hits cinemas
  • 8 March 2015: Delta Air Lines jetliner skids off New York airport’s runway
  • 28 November 2014: Manhattanʼs ‘Little Spain’ comes to big screen, documenting Hispanic immigration in New York City
  • 23 October 2014: Wikinews interviews Kristian Hanson, producer-director of indie horror film ‘Sledge’
…More articles here
Location of New York

A map showing the location of New York

To write, edit, start or view other articles on New York, see the New York Portal

Slater allegedly cursed at an airline passenger after the passenger accidentally hit him with their luggage and cursed at him.
Image: Steven Slater.

JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, who allegedly cursed at a passenger on an airplane intercom, quit his job, grabbed some beer from a beverage cart, and exited the airplane using an emergency slide, was released on $2,500 bail by New York City police Tuesday night.

Slater’s intercom cursing and dramatic exit was apparently provoked by a passenger who swore at Slater and hit him with her luggage. Defense attorney Howard Turman said that “The woman [who hit Slater] was outraged and cursed him out a great deal.” According to prosecutors, Slater also said on the address system that “those of you who have shown dignity and respect these last 20 years, thanks for a great ride.”

According to passenger Phil Catelinet, Slater seemed happy after he made the expletive-laced announcement which included “to the passenger who just called me a mother fucker, fuck you. I’ve been in this business 28 years and I’ve had it.” Catelinet recalled “he was smiling. He was happy he’d done this.”

Slater was arrested by police for activating the emergency escape slide, which could have crushed someone on the runway as the heavy slide came down. The 38-year-old is charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, and reckless endangerment. JetBlue, a low-cost US airline, declined to say if Slater was on paid leave and in a statement the company said that “at no time was the security or safety of our customers or crewmembers at risk.”

Slater has gained more than 140,000 fans on Facebook and a thousand people have joined a group named “Free Steven Slater”. Other groups that have sprung up include “I hate the mother fucker who called Steven Slater a mother fucker” and “I want Steven Slater to be my flight attendant”.



Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 10, 2010

Bronislaw Komorowski sworn in as president of Poland

Bronislaw Komorowski sworn in as president of Poland

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search
Poland
Other stories from Poland
  • 27 June 2014: Russians continue to top podium on third day of European Deaf Swimming Championships
  • 25 June 2014: Russians top podium on second day of European Deaf Swimming Championships
  • 10 March 2014: Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Pavlenko wins gold in 2014 Winter Paralympics
  • 13 November 2013: ONCE defeats Getafe 86-36 in Spain’s top level wheelchair basketball league
  • 11 October 2013: Australia has mixed OECD rankings for literacy and numeracy amongst adults
  • 26 September 2013: 2012 Report on Gender Equality and Development credits Icelandic parental policy with ‘hopeful’ changes
  • 26 September 2013: 2012 Report on Gender Equality and Development suggests Australian women are doing okay
  • 2 July 2013: Bronislaw Komorowski wins Polish presidency in run-off
…More articles here
Location of Poland

A map showing the location of Poland

To write, edit, start or view other articles on Poland, see the Poland Portal
Flag of Poland.svg

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Polish politician Bronisław Komorowski has been sworn in formally as Polish president. For months before, Komorowski had been acting president.
Image: Jacek Turczyk and Saibo.
(Image missing from commons: image; log)

Polish politician Bronisław Komorowski has been sworn in as president of Poland after winning the presidency in the presidential runoff election of July 4. Komorowski belongs to the Civic Platform Party and won the presidential runoff by a margin of 53% to 47% against Jarosław Kaczyński, who is from the Law and Justice party. Kaczyński was the twin brother of former President Lech Kaczyński, who died in an airplane accident in Russia.

The new president had held the post as acting speaker of parliament (the Sejm) since April 10 of this year. He assumed the presidency after the plane crash in Smolensk, Russia that killed 95 political figures, including the president.

Civic Platform is a liberal conservative political party while Law and Justice is conservative and has an “anti-corruption, conservative, law and order agenda.”

Komorowski, 58, is the fourth President of Poland since the fall of communism. He has called for more cooperation and less fighting and hatred in the political arena. “The democratic institutional order we have built in Poland for over 20 years of change has shown that in these difficult times, we have been able to ensure continuity of the state to tax and proudly pays tribute to disaster victims,” Komorowski said.


Sister linkes

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Polish presidential election, 2010

Sources

Wikinews
This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.
Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

August 9, 2010

German mosque used by September 11 militants closed

German mosque used by September 11 militants closed

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search
Germany
Other stories from Germany
…More articles here
Location of Germany

A map showing the location of Germany

To write, edit, start or view other articles on Germany, see the Germany Portal
Flag of Germany.svg

Monday, August 9, 2010

File photo of a German mosque. Hamburg’s Taiba mosque has been closed down under suspicion of militant activity. .
Image: Axel Mauruszat.

German authorities have closed a mosque in Hamburg that 9/11 plotters used for meetings, because authorities fear that it is being used again by Islamic extremists. The Taiba mosque, formerly known as the al-Quds mosque, was raided, closed and the association that runs it was also banned. Police officers confiscated computers and other material.

“We have closed the mosque because it was a recruiting and meeting point for Islamic radicals who wanted to participate in so-called jihad or holy war,” Frank Reschreiter, a spokesman for Hamburg’s state interior ministry, said. The spokesman also said that this was the first time the mosque had been shuttered and that for “quite a long time” it had been closely examined and watched by intelligence officers.

A May report by the Interior Ministry also said that the mosque “remains the central attraction for the Jihadist scene”, and a 2009 Hamburg intellegence report stated that many people involved with the Taiba mosque had been getting training by radical Islamic groups, including a group of 11 people who traveled to military training camps at Uzbekistan in March of last year. Their militant group had been formed at the mosque, and the report stated that “a very important factor for the radicalization of the group members was certainly their joint visits to the mosque.”



Sources

Bookmark-new.svg


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

Powered by WordPress