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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007 Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of […]

MetLife to acquire Travelers Life and Annuity from Citigroup

Monday, January 31, 2005 Metlife announced on 01/31/05 that they were going to acquire Travelers Life and Annuity from Citigroup. Travelers Life and Annuity is an insurance underwriter. MetLife is a large life insurance and annuities underwriter. MetLife will have to borrow a lot of money to pay for the company, so rating agencies like […]

Have A More Successful Outdoor Event With Portable Sanitation In Long Beach, Ca

byAlma Abell If you are planning some type of outdoor event, even if it is just a backyard party, have you thought about what you will be doing for restroom facilities? When it is just a backyard party for friends and family, it might not even occur to you that there could be a restroom […]

San Francisco & New York City office towers get new owner

Saturday, March 17, 2007 Vornado Realty Trust of Paramus NJ has completed a deal to take a majority interest in the 1.8 million sq ft building at 555 California St in San Francisco, (aka The Bank of America Center) and the 2 million sq. foot building located at 1290 Avenue of The Americas in New […]

Scottish man sentenced over ‘grossly offensive’ joke on YouTube

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 On Monday, Mark Meechan of Scotland was fined GBP800 for a joke video he posted on YouTube. He was found guilty of being “grossly offensive” in violation of the Communications Act of 2003 on March 20. Meechan, whose YouTube persona is “Count Dankula”, posted a video on the social media site […]

Wikinews interviews U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Wayne Allyn Root, one of the candidates for the Libertarian Party nomination for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Root is the founder and chairman of Winning Edge International Inc., a sports handicapping company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, he is an author and […]

How To Choose Elderly Care Bettendorf Ia

Click Here To Know More About: Retirement Villages Northern Beaches Aged Care Homes byAlma Abell There may come a time when you have to choose elderly care for your parents or someone else. Families have to make the decision about what type of care their loved one may need. They can choose from a variety […]

Polish drug company Jelfa ordered to shut-down over mislabelled drugs

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 Polish Prime Minister Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski has ordered the pharmaceutical company Jelfa to halt production following revelations that Jelfa had placed mislabelled medication on the market, whose use could be potentially fatal. Jelfa distributed vials labelled as Corhydron, a hydrocortisone used to treat allergies and inflammation, but in fact containing Suxamethonium chloride, […]

Helpline: Do you know this pianist?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 On April 8, 2005, police picked up an unidentified man wandering the streets of Sheerness, United Kingdom. The man was wearing a formal black suit and white shirt with all labels removed, and was soaking wet, as if having been in the sea. He has not spoken a word since he […]

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