Football: Easter Monday Premiership roundup

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Monday, April 9, 2007

With the English Premiership nearing its completion, relegation battles have reached their peak. Six matches were scheduled for Easter Monday, and with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool all preparing for their Champions League matches, the limelight of the day shifted to the bottom half of the table. Only ten points separated the eighteenth and eleventh seeded teams before Mondays matches got underway, and several clubs were looking to reach the forty point mark on the season, usually recognized as a relegation safety zone. In other matches, European places were on the line, with Bolton Wanderers only two points off third place Arsenal, the race for the last Champion’s League was close. Portsmouth were also looking to secure a spot in the UEFA Cup for next season, as they visited last place Watford, who are destined for relegation this season.


  • 1 Matches
    • 1.1 Fulham 1 – 3 Manchester City
    • 1.2 Newcastle United 0 – 0 Arsenal
    • 1.3 Watford 4 – 2 Portsmouth
    • 1.4 Bolton 1 – 1 Everton
    • 1.5 Aston Villa 1 – 1 Wigan
    • 1.6 Charlton Athletic 0 – 0 Reading
  • 2 Current League Table
  • 3 Sources

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm.

Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ permission, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars lost. The Senate enquiry called for a Royal Commission into the bank, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Mr Narev stated the bank’s performance in providing financial advice was “unacceptable”, and the bank was launching a scheme to compensate clients who lost money due to the planners’ actions.

In a statement Mr Narev said, “Poor advice provided by some of our advisers between 2003 and 2012 caused financial loss and distress and I am truly sorry for that. […] There have been changes in management, structure and culture. We have also invested in new systems, implemented new processes, enhanced adviser supervision and improved training.”

An investigation by Fairfax Media instigated the Senate inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank’s financial planning division and ASIC.

Whistleblower Jeff Morris, who reported the misconduct of the bank to ASIC six years ago, said in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald that neither the bank nor ASIC should be in control of the compensation program.

New Icelandic government to take office today

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

The newly formed Icelandic coalition interim government will take office today, according to a coalition leader. The new government will also include a new prime minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the country’s and the world’s first openly gay prime minister.

“If everything goes as planned now a new government will take over [this] afternoon,” said Steingrimur Sigfusson, who heads the Left-Green Movement.

On January 27, it was announced that the nation’s coalition government had collapsed and dissolved following a banking financial crisis. In October of 2008, Iceland’s banking sector collapsed and was largely nationalised. Iceland’s interest rate is now 18%, with GDP expected to fall 9.6% this year. Inflation has reached 13.1%. Just before the announcement of the government taking office, nearly 1,500 people were protesting outside the parliament building over the collapsed government and the recent financial crisis, but protesters seemed happy about the change.

“The demands of the people have been met. Therefore today is a celebration,” said protest organizer Hordur Torfason to the crowd who were cheering about hearing the news.

The new minority coalition will consist of Jóhanna’s Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement with backing from the Progressive Party. Jóhanna will be replacing the current prime minister, Geir Haarde who resigned on January 26, and is the chairmen of the nation’s independent party and a critic of Jóhanna. He criticizes her appointment because he believes she will not help the economic crisis, resulting in more government spending.

The quick appointment of the new government also means an early election, which is scheduled to take place on April 25.

3 Things Your Home Owners Insurance In Austin Tx Should Cover

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byAlma Abell

Insurance for a home is always an essential thing to have, as life has a way of striking when we least expect it. Protecting your home with insurance will not stop a disaster from happening, but it will give you the means to rebuild if your home does succumb to the effects of the calamity.

Here are a few things that your Home Owners Insurance in Austin TX should cover:

Damage to Your Home or Extensions, Such As a Gazebo

Firstly, your home owners insurance will cover the repairs of any damage done to your home by a natural disaster, such as a fire, a hurricane, lightning, or any other disaster covered in your policy. Most home owners policies will not cover certain disasters, particularly floods and earthquakes. Additionally, the policy will not cover damage from ordinary wear and tear. However, you can be certain that your policy will protect both your home and other extensions on your property. Notable examples of this are a gazebo, a barn, or a garage.

Theft or Destruction of Your Personal Belongings

Additionally, your Home Owners Insurance in Austin TX will cover the theft or destruction of your personal belongings. So whether your personal belongings are stolen in the night or by a riot, or are destroyed by fire, tornado, explosions, or other stated disasters, then you have them insured for the amount they are worth and can replace them as you see fit.

Cost of Living if Your Home Is Destroyed

Another benefit to having home owners insurance is that you will be able to rely on them if your home is destroyed. They will pay for your living expenses until you have your home replaced or repaired, up to the stated amount on your policy. This will reduce the stress on you, and will let you proceed in a calm and collected manner, knowing that your family will be taken care of in the mean time.

With the protection that insurance offers, it would be foolhardy to refuse to buy it. Seek out Patrick Court, a local insurance agent, to see how you can protect your home and belongings today.

CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Paul Arbour in Carleton—Mississippi Mills

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Friday, October 10, 2008

In an attempt to speak with as many candidates as possible during the 2008 Canadian federal election, Wikinews has talked via email with Paul Arbour. Arbour is a candidate in Ontario’s Carleton—Mississippi Mills riding, running under the New Democratic Party (NDP) banner.

The riding is currently represented by Gordon O’Connor, a Conservative. The Minister of National Revenue, O’Connor is up against the NDP’s Arbour, Liberal Justin Mackinnon, and Green Jake Cole. Previous MPs in the riding were Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and Canadian Alliance members. A riding since 1988, Carleton—Mississippi Mills is in the Capital region.

The following is an interview with Arbour, conducted via email. The interview has had very limited editing, to eliminate in-text mentions of website addresses, but is otherwise left exactly as sent to Wikinews.

Airborne sedan smashes into dental office in Santa Ana, California, US

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A car accident involving the car occupants and a dentist’s office happened on Sunday night in Santa Ana, California. A white Nissan sedan which was apparently driving too fast hit the raised concrete median on the road, after which it was launched into the air, slamming straight into the wall of the second floor of a two-story dental practice building, where the car got wedged.

According to the police, the car approached from a side street. The room of the dental office penetrated by the sedan was used as a storage space. A fire department crane was used to extract the vehicle from the building, which took several hours.

There were two people in the sedan. One of them managed to escape from the hanging vehicle on his own, while the other one remained trapped inside it for over an hour. They were both hospitalized with minor injuries, according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). According to the police, the driver of the car admitted narcotics use, and after toxicology tests the case is to be submitted to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

The moment of the accident was captured by surveillance video from a bus which the car narrowly missed when becoming airborne.

According to OCFA spokesperson Captain Stephen Horner, there was a small fire after the crash, which was extinguished quickly.

Accident Claims Advice: A Guide To Fatal Accident Claims

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By Jessica A Parker

The thought of losing a loved one in an accident is something which all of us dread. The heartache and despair created by such an event can be overwhelming. However, as reality settles back in some of us might consider taking legal action against those that were responsible for causing the accident.

Some people are reluctant or afraid to make a claim against a person or organisation. This is understandable as it is a step into the unknown. However, accident claims are perfectly justified if negligence or misconduct have in some way caused the death or injury of a human being.

While it is true that no amount of money can replace a loved one, for many people the financial implications of someone’s untimely death can be huge. The hard realities of life are that bills must be paid even when the household’s major breadwinner is not around to pay them. Accident claims can lead to victims’ families being compensated. Often, it is this money which means a bereaved family doesn’t not have to struggle unduly.

Families which suffer untimely deaths, particularly the passing of their main or sole provider, often have to cope with great hardships. Most of us can sympathise with the plight of a single parent who are forced to raise his or her children single-handedly following the sudden death of the other adult.

If that person was killed because of the incompetence or negligence, isn’t the one left behind entitled to compensation? Also, making an accident claim may have the effect of preventing another person from coming into harm.

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Wrongdoers can go unpunished, leaving them with the chance to hurt other people in the future. Accident claims can force them to amend their ways or prevent them from being in that position again.

Accidents that Can Lead to Claims

Fatal accidents can occur in a variety of situations and many of these can lead to accident claims. Workplace or occupational accidents, car accidents or road accidents, medical negligence, military accidents, aviation accidents and accidents abroad are the main types of scenarios which can lead to compensation claims.

Types of Legal Action

Accident claims can be made claim on behalf of the victim (even if that person is dead) and also for their dependents.

Victim’s Claim

A claim can be made on behalf of the victim if they suffered emotional or physical pain or distress before they died. Further compensation can be sought on behalf of the victim if there was any subsequent financial loss. However, if the victim died instantly then no claim can be made.

Dependents’ Claims

Family members who had been dependant on the victim for financial support can make claims for the loss of that money if there it was as a result of a wrongful or negligent act. The law permits a wide range of family members to make claims including children, grandchildren, parents or guardians, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles or the children of brothers, sisters, aunts or uncles, husbands, wives, former husbands or wives and cohabiters living as husband or wife for at least two years.

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FBI begins widespread financial probe of 26 firms

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The FBI is investigating 26 firms and 1,400 individuals involved in the US financial crisis for fraud and “sub-prime lending practices”. Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and AIG are among the firms being scrutinized after recently receiving federal bailouts.

Investigators, who are cooperating with the IRS, Postal Office, and other federal offices to complete their investigation, are concerned that major corporations may have also forced or bribed ratings agencies to favor them.

The probe, which is in early stages, began eight months ago when the FBI began taking a close look at the mortgage industry and widespread irresponsible loaning practices. At least one corporation has been raided, but so far no evidence of fraud has been found.

The FBI has questioned executives of each of the firms closely, and arrested two in June. An anonymous source told The Times that the firms had been ordered to “hold all papers and e-mails under lock and key” as the FBI scours the finances of each firm.

Many of the companies and individuals being investigated are at the center of the nationwide financial crisis and controversial bailout plans, and have been widely blamed for the country’s financial crisis. The investigation has come at a time when the eyes of many in the US and around the world are turned towards the financial markets, as Congress and politicians scramble to fix the crisis while the election date looms closer.

Officials told CNN that it would be a long time before the investigations were finished, adding a warning: “Don’t expect indictments tomorrow or next week or next month”.

Bus crash in Victoria, Australia injures twenty, some critical

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

A bus crash in Victoria, Australia has injured at least 20 people, two of whom are listed as critical. One victim is reported to be still trapped in the wreckage.

The accident occurred between a bus and a semi-trailer on the Princes Highway in the Traralgon area around 10:50am AEST. The La Trobe Valley Busliner bus was traveling east when it collided with the back of a heavy haulage truck.

Those critically injured are being airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. Others are being transported by Ambulance to La Trobe Valley Hospital in Traralgon.

SES crews are on scene, along with St. John Ambulance and fire crews.

The eastbound lanes of the highway have been blocked by police and traffic is being diverted.

News briefs:May 03, 2010

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