British Gas announces a hike in energy bills of 14.2%

Saturday, September 10, 2005 One of Britain‘s largest domestic energy suppliers, British Gas, has announced that it is to raise the price of its gas and electricity prices by a record 14.2%. It blames the price rise on increasing wholesale gas prices, which have gone up by over 50% in the past year, the rising cost of oil & the increasing difficulty in getting gas from the North Sea, a major gas field for the United Kingdom. 250 000 people on low incomes will receive a one-off GBP 60 (USD…

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Patio Furniture Clearance Sales Year Round

Read More About: Ariat Boots Australia For Sale By Jesse Akre If youve ever tried to get the patio furnishings of your dreams during the short spring and summer selling season, then you know how hard it can be. The pickings at your neighborhood store can be downright slim. And even if you do find the perfect piece, it can cost you an arm and a leg. However, there is a better way to get a deal while still getting top quality furniture: the patio furniture clearance sale. The best…

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Maria Contreras-Sweet Group buys The Weinstein Company assets, saves it from bankruptcy

Sunday, March 4, 2018 On Thursday in a meeting at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, Maria Contreras-Sweet Group, billionaire Ron Burkle, and a number of other investors acquired assets of The Weinstein Company for reportedly about US$500 million. The Weinstein Company had financial difficulties and was nearly bankrupt after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women last year, which impacted the business budget. At least two of The Weinstein Company board of directors — consisting of Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov and Bob Weinstein…

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Toyota poised to recall 270,000 Prius vehicles

Friday, February 5, 2010 Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is poised to recall 270 thousand gas-and-electric Prius vehicles (model ZVW30) sold in the US and Japan between May and December 2009, due to a flaw in the car’s anti-lock braking system. Takayuki Fujimoto, a transport ministry official, said the government has yet to receive a recall notice from Toyota. “Nothing has been decided on whether we will recall or not”, he stated. Toyota cannot announce a recall in Japan until it notifies the ministry, but said it was currently…

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Apple executive Steve Jobs resigns

Thursday, August 25, 2011 Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, has chosen to step down from his post as CEO of the company. The former Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook will be succeeding Jobs as CEO. Jobs resigned in a letter to Apple’s board of directors stating, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” In that same letter, Jobs stated that…

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Resolving Family Fights Over Wedding Plans

Read More About: Menu For Restaurants Toronto By Bridget Mora There is nothing like planning a wedding to bring a family together…or to tear it apart! What should be a joyous time in a couple’s life can take an ugly turn when they are attacked by their parents, siblings, and friends over the way they are planning their wedding. From money to bridal parties and more, here are some practical tips on resolving family fights over wedding plans. Money is probably the number one thing that families fight about when…

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Canadian university students would prefer MP3 players over car radios

Friday, March 30, 2007 At Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, students are finding that popular MP3 players, such as Apple’s iPod, are very convenient devices for listening to music at the gym, while traveling on foot, and in the car. In a recent ad-hoc survey conducted by Wikinews contributor Darren Mar, 150 students were randomly pulled aside in the hallways of the university, and asked if they own an MP3 player. 94 of the 150 students (62.66%) did in fact own MP3 devices, most of who were found…

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Upgrading Cabinets In Santa Monica

Read More About: Air Fryer Online byalex How can you spruce up your kitchen with a more modest budget? Change the paint color of kitchen cabinetry, replace the door fronts, or switch out the existing hardware. All three techniques can create the look of a brand new kitchen remodel without the price tag. Make your cabinets Santa Monica look like more like an expensive Hollywood movie scene. Changing your hardware is a more do-it-yourself option, but contracting with a professional for painting and refacing will save time and money, should…

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Interview with Tony Ciufo, City Council candidate for Ward 10 in Mississauga, Canada

Friday, September 22, 2006 The upcoming 2006 Mississauga municipal election, to be held November 13, features an array of candidates looking to represent their wards in city council. Wikinews contributor Nicholas Moreau has contacted as many candidates as possible, including Tony Ciufo, asking them to answer common questions sent in an email. There is no incumbent in the newly created ward; the sixteen resident competing for the position are Shah Rukh Alam, John Briers, Jamie Dookie, Dale D’Souza, Prag Euclid, Adnan Hashmi, Elias Hazineh, Jack Janiak, Fasal Javaid, Craig Lawrence,…

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Hair Transplants What’s The Best Age For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Read More About: Rhinoplasty Surgeon For Celebrities In New York City By Neil M Walker If you’ve suffered from hairloss you’re probably a lot like me. You’ve tried all the lotions and potions and pills and who knows maybe you’ve had some success. You might have grown some hair back or stopped the rest from falling out. The problem is that none of these topical (you rub into your head) treatments or pill based hairloss treatments can really cure the problem of extensive hairloss. The only solution to that is…

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