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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 Reliant Energy and CenterPoint Energy–two local utilities in Houston, Texas–plan to increase consumer rates in response to increased demand and recent disasters. Reliant Energy is expected to raise rates to effect a 14% increase on a 1,000 kilowatt-hour bill. A typical customer could see an increase up to $20 per month. Reliant has reached an agreement with the Texas Public Utilities Commission to raise rates in two steps, once at the end of October, and again on 1 January 2006. CenterPoint Energy must increase charges for services such as meter-reading and customer service. The Texas Public Utilities Commission prohibits natural gas companies from buying wholesale product, raising rates, and reselling. Wholesale prices of natural gas also continue to rise due to increased demand and declining domestic supply. Natural gas cannot be easily shipped to other regions like oil. Consumer energy prices are expected to rise across…

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More On This Topic: Bq Design Site Submitted by: Gary MattocG Whether you’ve freehold or perhaps leased out premises, day-to-day cleaning as well as upkeep within your office environment is important to avoid shabby look of an workplace. From a standpoint of enterprise as well as profits, spotlessly clean office buildings are imperative that could bring in prospective purchasers and buyers back once again to your organization for paying out hard earned money on goods and services. Frequent and very good domestic cleaning mainly can help in creating natural environment friendly conditions whereby staff can accomplish his or her given jobs in a much better manner as its often claimed that cleaning is often a major factor of promoting inspiration. There are commercial cleaning organisations that deliver unparalleled expert services including: 1. Window cleaning 2. Bathroom sanitation upkeep 3. Floor polishing 4. Floor cleaning 5. Removing trash 6. Empty waste…

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021 On July 22, Wikinews interviewed Professor Gigi Foster of School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia about measures that the government took to stop the spread of COVID-19, a virus that caused what the World Health Organization declared a pandemic last year. Professor Foster is on faculty with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. She wrote an Op-Ed in the Sydney Morning Herald, arguing for a case against the so-called “lockdowns” – measures which the state governments in Australia were implementing to stop the spread of COVID-19. These measures included things like limiting the size of gatherings, directing certain business types such as gyms to close or operate at reduced capacity, limiting where people may travel and restricting residents to only leaving their home if they have a reasonable excuse to do so. In New South…

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 Correction — January 2, 2008 Aung San Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, not 1992.  Thursday, October 25, 2007 Myanmar opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has left her house arrest to meet with government officials. Witnesses have observed a caravan of vehicles leaving the home of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Reports say that she is meeting with a liaison minister, U Aung Kyi, who was recently appointed by Senior General Than Shwe, the leader of Myanmar’s military junta. The appointment of a liaison minister came after Special Envoy of the United Nations, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in Myanmar on an urgent mission to press for mediation and reconciliation. Yesterday, protests around the world yesterday marked the 12 years that Aung San Suu Kyi has spent in detention or house arrest. She was first arrested in 1989. Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_leaves_house_arrest_to_meet_with_government_official&oldid=1337566”

More On This Topic: Sydney Hifi Castle Hill Website byadmin There are many things that can be done to address flooding issues inside of a home. Sometimes, changing the grading of the property surrounding the home can help move excess water away during heavy downpours. In addition, waterproofing basement walls can be very helpful in reducing actual water coming in through the basement walls or to reduce higher level of humidity in the basement area itself. Whether it’s grading, gutters, or waterproofing, there are times where homes are in locations that are extremely sensitive to flooding, and all the above-mentioned services may do little to stop the home from flooding. In these cases, Drainage Systems in Cambridge MA may be the only viable solution. Standard Drains It’s important to understand that there are different approaches that are taken when it comes to drainage systems. For example, a home may currently…

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Former Argentine professional wrestler and basketball player Jorge ‘Giant’ González has died at the age of 44. González died in his hometown of San Martin, Argentina. The cause of death was established to be complications of diabetes. González had suffered with the illness for several years and was wheelchair bound. Standing over 7.5 feet (2.3 metres) tall, González was originally a basketball player before becoming a wrestler. Upon moving to the United States, he was drafted in the third round of the 1988 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. After his basketball career ended, he joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW). During his time there, he wrestled as El Gigante for two years, then joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). During his time with the WWF, González feuded with The Undertaker. He debuted at the 1993 Royal Rumble where he eliminated Undertaker…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 The lawyer for one of the members of the so called Bali Nine is claiming he will challenge the legality of the indictment against his client. Adnan Wirawan, the lawyer of Martin Stephens from Wollongong, says his client has been unfairly accused as being the ring leader of an alleged conspiracy to smuggle drugs: “He’s a human suitcase… he was being told what to do.” Stephens appeared in Denpasar District Court on Wednesday. The prosecution claimed that Stephens and Renae Lawrence, from Newcastle, had their hotel and trip to Bali paid for by the accused mastermind, Andrew Chan. Stephens’ mother, Michelle, was in court for her son’s first appearance and says she will support him throughout his trial: “I’m here to support my son, and I love him and I believe in him. And that’s all I can say.” Retrieved from “https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Bali_nine_lawyer_challenges_police_on_legality_of_drug_case&oldid=4510734”

Friday, January 21, 2022 The American Museum of Natural History in New York City removed a statue of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, on Thursday following over a year of controversy. The statue, officially the “Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt,” depicts Roosevelt riding a horse flanked by a Native American and an African American at either side on foot. The statue had stood at the steps of the museum since 1940 as a tribute to the former president who the museum notes “as a devoted naturalist and author of works on natural history”. The museum requested the statue be removed in June 2020 following global protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The museum said: “the statue itself communicates a racial hierarchy that the Museum and members of the public have long found disturbing.” The request for removal was supported by former New York…

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More On This Topic: Chatswood Dentistry Site Submitted by: Anna Padilla Not many people look forward to a visit to the dentist’s office. The thought of getting any treatment done brings along with it fear. Patients fear pain. No matter how much their dentist assures them that the procedure will be as painless as possible, they still have the fear ingrained in them. It doesn’t help that most dental instruments look sharp and scary. Another fear that patients have is of the bill! Yes, you heard me right. It is a known fact that dentists earn well. Dental treatments are rather expensive owing to several factors like: – Cost of dental material varies according to the brand of the material. There are also several recent advances in materials that although have superior properties are priced higher. – Cost involved in sterilization Autoclaves do not come for free, you see. There…

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, May 7, 2007. A 30 meter section of a gas pipeline in Luka (near Kiev) in Ukraine has been destroyed by an explosion. Although supplies to Europe via this pipeline have stopped, Ukrainian Energy Minister Georgi E. Boyko said that supplies to Europe would not be affected. “There are no changes in volumes of gas being transported,” Yuri Korolchuk said. “Volumes due to pass through the damaged section are being redirected through the Soyuz pipeline.” Normal flows are reported in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Sources “Blast damages pipeline in Ukraine” — Russia Today, May 8, 2007 Natalya Zinets, Reuters. “Blast hits Ukraine gas pipeline” — The Scotsman, May 7, 2007 Copper prices are rising. Between record copper imports from China, and a mining strike in Peru, the prices have climbed to over $8100 (United States dollars) a tonne, for a gain of…

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