Category:Lockerbie bombing

This is the category for the Lockerbie bombing, in which a US passenger airliner was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

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  • 1 February 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron makes unannounced visit to Libya
  • 23 May 2012: Lockerbie convict Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi buried after dying at Libyan home
  • 21 October 2009: Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
  • 2 September 2009: UK denies pressuring Scotland into Lockerbie release
  • 20 August 2009: Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi released on compassionate grounds
  • 18 August 2009: Lockerbie bombing appeal dropped
  • 15 August 2009: Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi moves to drop Lockerbie bombing appeal
  • 11 August 2009: Scotland denies bail to terminally ill man convicted of Lockerbie bombing
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Style Tips For A Sensational Summer Wedding Marquee

Submitted by: Suzy Wright

Your wedding day is amongst the biggest and memorable days of your life.If you happen to go with a summer wedding in a marquee, that is a quintessentially British custom, you get an empty canvas, on which to stamp your very own personal style for your big day.

A carpeted walkway together with flower border leading to a china hat entrance porch can provide the marquee with an elegant vista which hints at what lies within.The reception area will be the initial area which family and friends discover upon stepping into the marquee and should be sufficient to let all guests mix very easily for pre-dinner beverages. Conserving money by reduction of this particular area can often be a problem, particularly on damp or chilly days and nights. Not that any of us expect to have such things in a British summer! Here a nicely dressed bar is going to be perfect, by using vases filled with lemons and limes, and large containers loaded with ice and bottles of sparkling wine or champagne. Add a couple of lolly pop bay trees at the entry ways, and carefully position some more in discreet corners to add structure.


The dining area is undoubtedly an opportunity to wow your friends and relatives and here great concern ought to be given to the mixture of the table layout, lighting and decoration. Coloured mood lighting hidden behind wall and roof linings can create the most wonderful ambiance.Also you need to take into account the position of your top table, the dance floor, the cake table, family and friends viewing point, photo opportunities, speeches, and cake cutting.

For your intimate summer garden wedding, simply place peonies mixed with fragrant white roses in a cream jug together with flower petals spread at the base.A reveal curtain made use of as a fake wall is an excellent way of introducing an element of surprise, and it’s also one way of trying to hide the reception area from the dining or dancing area. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows could be situated to maximize natural vistas of the outside in particular when this is a garden in full bloom.A verandah or outdoor decked area using stylish wood furniture and parasols will offer a restful place for family and friends to enjoy in the summer sunshine.At night time, hanging feature lighting effects on the outside the marquee and in trees and shrubs can provide stunning illuminated views of outside features.

A summer wedding in a marquee may be a pleasurable experience for all, especially when the sun is shining and the champagne is flowing, and provides an enjoyable atmosphere, where the delicious formal meal or stylish buffet can be served at any given time to suit you and your guests.Without the need of serious limitations guests can mix with old friends, family, meet up with new acquaintances and kids can play openly outside. The celebrations can continue on late into the evening, even after the happy couple have left.

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Wikinews interviews William Pomerantz, Senior Director of Space Prizes at the X PRIZE Foundation

Regardless of who wins the prize, people all around the world will be able to experience the mission through high-def video-streams.
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Andreas Hornig, Wikinews contributor and team member of Synergy Moon, competitor in the Google Lunar X Prize, managed to interview Senior Director of Space Prizes William Pomerantz of the X PRIZE Foundation about the competitions, goals, and impacts via e-mail for and Wikinews.

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Interview with gay marriage movement founder Evan Wolfson

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Evan Wolfson, the founder of the modern gay marriage movement, tells the waiter he would like an iced decaf and “the usual.” Wolfson, one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in the World, is a man who unflinchingly knows what he wants and stays his course, whether it be in his choice of restaurant or in his choice of battle. And others always know when they see Evan coming what it is that he wants.

Since his time at Harvard Law School when he wrote a paper on the topic, what Wolfson wants is the right for gay people to marry. The issue gained national prominence in 1993 when the Hawaii Supreme Court held in Baehr v. Lewin that the government had to show a reason for the denial of the freedom to marry, not just deny marriage licenses to the plaintiff gay couples. Wolfson was co-counsel in the historic 1996 Hawaii trial in which he argued that the government does not have a sufficient reason for excluding same-sex couples from marriage. In 1999, Wolfson contributed to Baker v. Vermont, the case that led to the creation of civil unions; advised the lead attorneys in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, the case that led to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts; and since 2003, when he founded the primary umbrella organization coordinating the efforts to win marriage for gay people, Freedom to Marry, Wolfson has played a role in every marriage equality case in the United States. He is the movement’s founder and leader, and his focus remains square on winning that right. “For years,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, “many of us were saying to him, ‘We’re not ready. The country’s not ready. And, by the way, you’re crazy.'”

When I make a statement to him about his devoting his life to gay marriage, he corrects me: “I’ve played a part in cases that span the entire spectrum of eliminating gay people’s exclusions and limitations on who gay people are, and I’ve also written on immigration and economic justice, and I have worked on cases involving race discrimination in jury selection and women’s inequality. I don’t think one has to pick one of these things; they work together.”

Indeed, he has. Wolfson was lead counsel before the Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, the case arguing against the expulsion of gay scoutmasters. As an intrepid young assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, Wolfson worked on People v. Liberta to end the exemption that allowed women to be raped by their husbands legally, a right in New York State as early as 1984. And he helped end the practice of choosing jurors based upon their race.

Wolfson’s entire career has been at the center of the most explosive legal and cultural issues of the last 30 years in the United States, and his influence has been profound. David Shankbone sat down with him to discuss some of the recent decisions affecting gay marriage, gender in marriage and reactions in the gay community to his fight for their rights.

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran.

Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 years old and holds the International Master (IM) as well as Woman Grand Master (WGM) titles. Her brother, Borna, plays for the English Federation and holds the FIDE Master title.

Dorsa Derakhshani was banned since she did not wear a hijab, an Islamic headscarf, while competing at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in January 2017. Under the laws of Islamic Republic of Iran, hijab is a mandatory dress code. Her brother Borna Deraskhsani was banned for playing against Israeli Grand Master (GM) Alexander Huzman at the same tournament. Iran does not recognise the existence of Israel, and previously, Irani athletes have avoided playing against Israeli athletes.

Mehrdad Pahlavanzadeh, the president of the country’s chess federation, explained the decision to ban the players saying, “As a first step, these two will be denied entry to all tournaments taking place in Iran and in the name of Iran, they will no longer be allowed the opportunity to be present on the national team.” ((fa))Farsi language: ?????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ??????? ????? ??????? ? ???? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? ?? ??????? ????. He further stated, “Unfortunately, something that should not have happened has happened and our national interest is paramount and we have reported this position to the Ministry of Sports.” ((fa))Farsi language: ????????? ?????? ?? ????? ????????? ?????? ??? ? ????? ??? ?? ?? ?? ???? ?????? ???? ? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?? ????? ?????.

IM Dorsa Derakhshani, who currently studies at Saint Louis University in the United States and plays for the United States Chess Federation, discussed her chess career, time in Iran and the 2017 controversy, and her life in Saint Louis with a Wikinews correspondent.

Consider Hiring Business Bankruptcy Lawyers In Marion Il To Help You

byAlma Abell

If you are a business owner and things are not going the way that you have hoped, it may be time to think about giving up. Of course, nobody wants to give up on their dream of owning their own business. Unfortunately, if you don’t walk away now, you may end up with more debt than you will be able to handle on your own. There are options available for you to file a bankruptcy and start over with your life.

Of course, the first thing that you are going to want to do is to sit down and talk with Business Bankruptcy Lawyers in Marion IL. They will need to know how much money you owe. If you have any creditors for your business, they will also need to know the names and phone numbers of your creditors.

Your Bankruptcy Lawyer in Marion, IL is going to do whatever he can to help you during this difficult time. Obviously, a lot of people were counting on you to be successful in your business. This is why you will want your attorney to contact these people on your behalf. He knows what to say and he knows how to protect you.

The Bankruptcy Advocates are fully aware of your legal problems. They know what to expect when it comes time to go to court. They can let you know in advance so that you are prepared with the answers that your creditors may have for you. Hopefully, none of your creditors will show up to court. If they do, let your attorney do the talking for you.

This is a very difficult time for you and your Business Bankruptcy Lawyers in Marion IL are aware of your concerns. This is why they are going to carefully explain everything that you need to know. They are going to guide you through this process so that you have peace knowing that you have made the right choices. Your lawyer has plenty of experience when it comes to business bankruptcies and they are going to use their experience to guide you through this process.

Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Bathurst Regional Council has begun preparing the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit for the inaugural Bathurst International Motorsport Festival (BIMF) to be held between April 13 and 16, 2006. The Mount Panorama motor racing circuit is considered to be the home of motorsport in Australia.

Council’s staff have been busy cleaning the facilities, erecting signage, checking pedestrian bridges and inspecting the track surface for the past few days.

The BIMF will be the first event to be held at the 6.2 kilometre circuit over Easter since 2000. In 2000, Event Management Specialists held the first motorcycle racing event since 1990, but due to EMS going bankrupt a short time after their 2000 event was ran and the inability of the then Bathurst City Council to find another promoter, the Easter event was canned.

The BIMF is inspired by the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom. The Bathurst Regional Council and event promoter Global Entertainment Team promise that the event “will cater for all motoring enthusiasts, collectors and historians”.

According to the BIMF website, the on-track program consists of:

  • Manufacturers showcasing their vehicles and track times
  • Historic touring car races
  • Aussie racing car races
  • Australian GT sports car
  • Parade laps by car clubs
  • Parade laps and races by “Legends of Motorsport”
  • Stunt car and bike events
  • Rally cars
  • Displays of cars from all eras of Mount Panorama’s history
  • The chance for patrons to purchase a ride around the circuit in a race car.

Off the track, the organisers have promised manufacturer displays, merchandise stands, music, joyflights, Off-road demonstrations and joyrides, autograph sessions and interviews with influential people in the Australian motor industry.

Assassinated lawyer accuses Guatemalan president from beyond grave

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In a videotape recorded prior to his murder on Sunday, Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg accused President of Guatemala Álvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres of complicity in his violent death.

“If you are watching this message,” Rosenberg told the camera, “it is because I was assassinated by President Álvaro Colom with help from [private secretary to the president] Gustavo Alejos.”

In the video, distributed at his funeral, Rosenberg attributed the motive of the incipient murder to his representation of businessman Khalil Musa. Musa and his daughter Marjorie were murdered in April. Rosenberg alleged that Musa was killed because he was unwilling to enter into corrupt dealings at the behest of president Colom.

Presidential spokesperson Fernando Barrillas categorically rejected the accusations. “This reveals the intention of creating a political crisis around a case that should be investigated and processed by the courts,” he said in a statement posted on the official web site of the Guatemalan government. Barrillas also announced the intention to seek international help in the investigation of Rosenberg’s murder.

Rosenberg was shot on Sunday while riding his bicycle in Zone 14 of Guatemala City. His video statement has been posted to the YouTube web site.

Helen Mack of the Myrna Mack Foundation, a Guatemalan Human Rights organization, called for the video to be authenticated by experts, describing the investigation of the accusations as “rather difficult at a political level.” ((Translated from Spanish))Spanish: ?bastante difícil a nivel político.

Somali pirates release Greek ship, 19 sailors

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

According to East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme Kenyan chapter head, Andrew Mwangura, the Greek freighter MV Captain Stephanos and all its 19 crew, consisting of 17 Filipinos, one Chinese and a Ukrainian, had been released late Monday, after 78 days in captivity. It was unclear, however, if any ransom was paid. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said that “there are [still] 91 Filipino seafarers on board six ships still with Somali pirates.”

Somali pirates seized the Bahamas-flagged vessel on September 21 near the Horn of Africa, as the bulk carrier, was cruising in the Gulf of Aden en route and transporting coal to Europe. The captors locked the crew inside the vessel and they were not fed well. The vessel is now headed to Italy and will sail from there to Greece, to meet the ship owners.

Reuters reported that “a surge in attacks at sea this year in the busy Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean off Somalia has pushed up insurance costs, brought the gangs tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, and prompted foreign warships to rush to the area.”

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Planning A Budget Agra Vacation

Planning a Budget Agra Vacation


Mohd Zaheer

Agra is the most popular tourist destination for it is home to one of the seven wonders in the world, the majestic Taj Mahal. Its never-ending charm has always enticed millions and millions of tourists across the world to pay atleast one visit in their lifetime to witness the glory of this symbol of eternal love. People visiting here get enchanted not just by this magnificent monument but also with this ancient city of tremendous importance in Indian history. Some people consider themselves fortunate enough to be able to enjoy and explore the city once ruled by the great Mughal ruler, Akbar. Yet most are not able to afford for various reasons, affordability being the major issue. For people living far-off and with limited resources, planning the vacation is a matter of many ifs and buts . That does not mean that they cannot get their Agra vacation dream fulfilled. All they need is just few guiding tips that are sure to help them the best possible way.

Before planning a budget vacation in Agra, once should clearly keep in mind that Agra is relatively, a cheaper place for holidaying as compared with other Indian tourist destinations. Yet one needs to be sure that he gets the best of everything at reasonable rates. The most economical means of travel to Agra is through railways as Agra is very well connected to almost all parts of India. The city has many big and small railway stations, where trains from different parts of the country reach to. These stations also serve as halt to many trains going to and fro important destinations. Apart from railways, one can also use roadways services within his budget. Today, many upscale bus services have been serving very efficiently. These super-luxury well-equipped buses have come up to give a pleasure travel experience to the customers. The third easy option can be through hiring a taxi or cab or driving own car.

Budget stay in Agra has never been an issue as Agra presents a range of hotel accommodations ranging from five-star luxurious ones to budget hotels. These


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provide comfortable accommodation with all sorts of amenities and services anyone would expect from a reasonably good hotel. As for the restaurants, most of them are reasonable for they cater to all kinds of people. You sure, will enjoy a great deal of tastes as the city is very popular for its mouth-watering food stuff available in restaurants as well as on streets. There still, are certain street food vendors who have been serving for past many decades now. Most of the Agra streets stay crowded, especially in the evenings for people flock the areas to enjoy these mouth-watering goodies.

Agra sight-seeing can be expensive as the entry fee for most of the attractions, including the Taj Mahal is usually high. To avoid over expenses on sight-seeing, apart from regular entry charges, you can pay Rs.500 to Agra Development Authority. This will be valid for all Agra attractions. So you can enjoy sight-seeing within your budget. Therefore, while planning for such a vacation, or even looking for last-minute travel deals, it is wise to always know the place in advance through internet and other sources. You can search for

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