Apple introduces iPhone and Apple TV
June 18, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple Inc. today has introduced the much-anticipated iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco.

The iPhone is claimed to be “a revolutionary mobile phone” as stated on the Apple website. The device appears to be running a mobile version of the Apple operating system Mac OSX. It is approximately the same size as a 5th generation iPod, it has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display that is used to access all features of the phone including number dial, as well as making phone calls. The iPhone plays music, movies, displays pictures and is able to connect to a wireless network.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the device by walking onto the stage and taking the iPhone out of his jeans pocket. During his 2 hour speech he stated that “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone, We are going to make history today”.

Today Apple also released their Media Center device – Apple TV. It will directly compete with Microsoft’s Media Center operating system. Apple has taken a different approach to the media center market; rather than storing content (such as movies, music and photos) on the device, Apple TV connects to a computer (Mac and Windows) over a wirless network connection and plays all content stored on that computer. This makes it substantially easier for users to organize their media content.

EPA block massive West Australian energy project
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Western Australian (WA) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has advised against the massive Greater Gorgon liquefied natural gas project off WA’s Pilbara coast. Proponents of the projects say Gorgon is one of Australia’s biggest export ventures, scheduled to provide up to 6,000 jobs and exports of up to $1.2 billion.

EPA chairman Dr Wally Cox said the Gorgon project operators (Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell), had made an effort on flora and fauna issues but in its present state, the Gorgon proposal was “unacceptable.” Gorgon LNG general manager Colin Beckett said that Gorgon was a world-class gas field and that the joint venture partners were confident that the decision would be reversed.

Environment Minister Mark McGowan said there was a definite process to be followed. The Minister says he will make a final decision on the Gorgon proposal after considering the EPA report – and any subsequent report from the Appeals Convenor. The EPA recommendations on the Gorgon proposal are subject to a two-week appeals period.

The EPA’s Dr Cox said that joint venture had “not been able to demonstrate that impacts from dredging, the introduction of non-indigenous species and the potential loss of fauna could be reduced to acceptable levels.”

In September 2003 the WA government provided “in-principle agreement” to the Gorgon joint venturers subject to a number of conditions. Dr Cox said that the Environmental Review and Management Programme had further highlighted the terrestrial and marine conservation values of Barrow Island and the adjacent waters.

Flatback turtles in particular would be put at risk from the proposal with two of the most important nesting beaches located adjacent to the proposed LNG processing plant site and the materials off-loading facility,” Dr Cox said. “There is very little science available on the life-cycle, behaviour and feeding habits of Flatback turtles and as a consequence it is not possible at this time to identify management measures that would ensure ongoing survival of this Pilbara Flatback turtle population.”

Dr Cox also said that the Proponent had not been able to demonstrate that risk could be reduced to satisfactory levels in the areas of: Impacts on the marine ecosystem from dredging; The introduction of non-indigenous species; Potential loss of subterranean and short range endemic invertebrate fauna species. “As a result, the proposal in its present form cannot meet the EPA’s environmental objectives and is considered environmentally unacceptable,” Dr Cox said.

June 18, 2018 · Food · (No comments)

MSG Allergy: Be Careful What You Eat by John HilaireWhen you go out to eat, you really have no idea as to what ingredients have been put in your food. Sure, you can pick out the obvious ingredients, such as certain meats and vegetables, but the spices and other seasonings can be harder to pin point. This goes especially true with MSG, and other chemicals, that are used in food to make them appear more abundant than they are and to make people feel full faster. MSG is usually found in ethnic foods, such as those cooked in Chinese restaurants. If you have an MSG allergy, depending on the severity, you have to be very careful about what you put into your mouth. Ask To See Ingredient ListsIf you cook for yourself, you have a better idea of what exactly is in your food. If you are eating out, however, this can be a little trickier. The best thing you can do if you are eating out and you have an MSG allergy is to ask for an ingredients list of the food you’re about to eat. However, this can also be tricky as many restaurants won’t want to divulge the ingredients in their food that they may feel is a secret recipe. In situations such as these, your best bet is to simply ask if the food is prepared with MSG. If it is, ask that your dish be made without MSG. If this can’t be done, then you might want to choose something else to eat or choose another restaurant entirely.An MSG allergy can be so severe that you might require immediate medical help whenever you ingest it, so you want to be especially sure that you don’t eat anything that contains it. If your favorite foods contain MSG, they can most likely be made without it. It never hurts to ask. Especially when it comes to your health, which is of the utmost importance, you want to make sure that you ask plenty of questions as to what is in your food and make sure you let anyone who might be preparing the food you’re about to eat about your MSG allergy.An allergist can help you identify your MSG allergy and can also help you to identify which foods contain MSG and which foods it might be best to avoid. If you have an MSG allergy, it might be a hassle but it’s not worth damaging your health over. Avoid the foods you’re supposed to avoid and don’t forget to ask if the food you’re about to eat contains MSG. It could mean the difference between life and death.John Hilaire offers expert advice and great tips regarding all aspects concerning Allergy Air Purifier,Allergy Free Air Filter. Get the information you are seeking by visiting http://www.airfilterallergy.orgArticle Source: eArticlesOnline.com

Gunman commits suicide at University of Texas
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A man wearing a ski mask and carrying an assault rifle apparently killed himself in the library of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas earlier today.

The university was placed under lockdown and all classes were canceled as a result of the incident. Nobody else was hurt, but police are still looking for a possible second gunman. Art Acevedo, the chief of Austin police, said that officials are also considering the possibility of explosives left by the suspect. Armored vehicles were seen moving around the campus in response to the event, as well as {{w|SWAT team|SWAT teams}, bomb-sniffing dogs, and police helicopters. An ambulance was seen around 9:00 a.m. CDT (1400 UTC) at the University of Texas’ Perry-Castaneda library.

The school’s website included a notice this morning, which read: “The person involved in this morning’s shooting on campus has been confirmed dead on the sixth floor of the Perry-Castaneda Library from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law enforcement are searching for a second suspect. If you are off campus, STAY AWAY. If you are on campus, lock doors, do not leave your building.” The gunman was reportedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and no shots had been fired by law enforcement officials.

The shooter has not yet been identified, and the reason behind the incident is not yet known. Witnesses described the man as wearing a dark suit and ski mask, and carrying an assault rifle. Randall Wilhite, a professor at the university, said that he heard gunshots while going to class and saw the suspect heading toward the library just after 8:00 a.m. CDT (1300 UTC). The gunman appeared to be firing shots randomly. “When I pulled up in my car, he stood right in front of me and didn’t stop running but turned in my direction, fired three shots into the ground to the left of my car and kept running,” said Wilhite. The gunman had the chance to shoot students, added Wilhite, but he did not appear to be targeting them.

The school, which has around 50,000 students, sent out an alert around that time warning students to stay where they were. Robby Reeb, a senior at the school, said that “a guy sprinted past me screaming, ‘There’s a guy with a gun.’ I looked up and saw a man in a ski mask, wearing a suit, and carrying an assault rifle. And I called 911.”

Police said that the gun used in the shooting was an AK-47, and that they were examining two different crime scenes: where the shots were fired outside, and where the gunman was found dead in the library. Police would not say whether he was attending the university. Chief Acevado said that there were “reports of a second suspect that was wearing a beanie with a long rifle, wearing blue jeans and a black top” that “may or may not be a white male.”

Several hours after the lockdown began, police allowed students to leave the university’s campus, although nobody is still allowed to enter.

The school was also the site of a shooting spree on August 1, 1966, in which university student Charles Whitman fatally shot fourteen to sixteen people and wounded another 32 before being himself killed by law enforcement authorities; reports of the exact death toll are inconsistent. Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, shot students from the observation platform of the school’s tower. That event was the deadliest school shooting in the United States until the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.

EPA declares ’emergency’ asbestos cleanup in Montana town

EPA declares ’emergency’ asbestos cleanup in Montana town
June 18, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

For the past ten years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been overseeing the asbestos clean-up in the small town of Libby, Montana, which has been on the EPA’s Superfund National Priorities List since 2002.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration declared Libby and the immediate area a “public health emergency”. Under this state of emergency the EPA is increasing clean-up assistance and medical care. According to federal prosecutors, asbestos has taken 200 lives and is the root cause of at least 1,000 illnesses in the surrounding area.

“This is a tragic public health situation that has not received the recognition it deserves by the federal government for far too long,” according to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

In the 1920’s The Zonolite Company began producing vermiculite, a mineral that is often used in insulation. Between 1963 and 1990, W.R. Grace & Company took over the mine operations. Tremolite asbestos was discovered in the vermiculite product. A study conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry discovered that the incidence of asbestosis in the population of the mine site area is far higher than the national average.

Airborne asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma, a cancer which develops in the sac surrounding the lungs and chest cavity, the abdominal cavity, or the sac surrounding the heart. Prolonged exposure can lead to lung scarring, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma generally are left with six months to a year before death.

We will continue to push until Libby has a clean bill of health.

The tremolite dust from the mine began leaking into the air from the plant in 1919. This resulted in a hazy asbestos dust cloud covering lawns, cars, clothing, and school athletic fields, creating an issue that citizens of Libby had to deal with on an everyday basis. The large amount of dust gave the impression of the aftereffects of a light sandstorm.

W. R. Grace and Company did not deny that asbestos was found contaminating the vermiculite in the old mine. They said they proceeded in a responsible manner to clean up contamination following the mine closure. Grace will reimburse the EPA for US$250 million of the US$333 million that the EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services has set aside for medical expenses and asbestos clean-up. This money will be invested over the next five years, and does not include the millions in medical costs already footed by the company for residents of Libby and the nearby town of Troy.

“Today is the day that after years of work we were able to succeed in getting this [emergency declaration] done,” Senator from Montana Max Baucus said, speaking at the EPA press conference. “We will continue to push until Libby has a clean bill of health.”

CanadaVOTES: Animal Alliance (AAEVPC) candidate Marie Crawford running in Toronto—Danforth

CanadaVOTES: Animal Alliance (AAEVPC) candidate Marie Crawford running in Toronto—Danforth
June 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada candidate Marie Crawford is standing for election in the riding of Toronto—Centre.

Marie is a Director of Animal Alliance of Canada, a separate but related organization. She volunteers her time for Animal Alliance, but unlike party leader Liz White, does not work out of their office.

Wikinews contacted Marie, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

The incumbent in this riding is National Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton. Other than Crawford, trying for the riding are Liberal Andrew Lang, Sharon Howarth (Green), and Christina Perreault (Conservative), Marcell Rodden (Marxist-Leninist), and Bahman Yazdanfar (Canadian Action Party), and independent John Richardson. The riding has existed federally since 1979, and has the seat has been occupied by Bob Rae (NDP, 1979–1982), Lynn McDonald (NDP, 1982–1988), Dennis Mills (Liberal, 1988–2004), and Layton (NDP, 2004 to present).

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

UK mounts rescue operation for Spanish trawler in distress in North Atlantic storm

UK mounts rescue operation for Spanish trawler in distress in North Atlantic storm
June 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

This afternoon the RAF launched an operation to rescue nineteen sailors from a Spanish trawler in difficulties in a North Atlantic storm.

Radio contact with the FV Cibeles was lost yesterday evening at 2030 UTC when the crew reported to the ship’s owners that they were in trouble. Last night, UK Coastguard picked up a satellite emergency beacon signal as winds reached speeds of over 70 mph.

This morning a RAF Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft located the ship adrift 180 miles off the Scottish Western Isles. A nearby tanker, the Aegean Spirit, diverted with the intention of taking the trawler in tow and arrived at 1500 UTC.

However, the tanker was unable to take the trawler on tow, and with no other vessels capable of towing the ship nearby, the Coastguard Rescue Seeking helicopter “Mike Uniform” was launched from Stornoway to extract the crew. The tanker remained on scene to offer some protection from the weather, currently reported as gale force winds and rough seas.

Why Participate In Trade Show Exhibits?}

June 17, 2018 · Shirts · (No comments)

Submitted by: Melissa Smithen

There are more than enough reasons why you need to participate in trade show exhibits. In contrary to the notion of most people, it is not only the business owners who would benefit from such events but manufacturers, dealers and even plain customers as well. With just a small amount of money you will pay to the organizers, the fruits will pay off in no time if only you would be able to pull off the stunt effectively. It can make you work for your advantage. Here are quite a few reasons on why you should take into account investing your money in such events.

Launching a new product you can launch your new products and services at the exhibit. In fact, theres no greater place to do it. Your target clients will be there and so are people with them who might have influence on your market. For instance, if you are selling toys for kids, they will most likely be with their parents who have the buying power. It will be a great opportunity to let the world know what the newest product is that they can get from you because they will be there with you. There will no longer be need for mass production of flyers to send them informing about your new offering.

Introduce your starting company if you have just started, you ought to be in an exhibit. This will open the doors of opportunity for you and newly put up business. You can take the advantage of having your target market right there where you need them without spending all your marketing funds. Now that is definitely cost-efficient. The organizers of the exhibit will surely advertise to encourage people to come so it can be of help to you. If you are a dealer, attending into such event will lead to generating network contacts which can be your probable client in the near future.

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Build strong client base each people that will come by to your trade show exhibit rental can be considered your lead, which simply means a prospective client. You can build your own strong customer base if you will make the most out of the little time that they will spend in your booth. This is why it is of paramount importance that the staffs you will place as front liners are good enough. Not only that, they should share the same interest that you have. Otherwise, it is possible that they will pull you downward, diminishing your chance to success.

Build a new business model for business owners, manufacturers and dealers, attending an exhibit will give an idea of building a new business model if they will find it necessary. It is possible that they will branch out and/or come up with an innovative product by merely observing the trend in the current market. They may choose not to set up their booths for a time and just see things from a different perspective. This way, you can both analyze the needs and wants of the market and think how you can address it in the manner that will benefit you.

Have a pulse on where you stand on the market business proprietors, regardless of the field they are in, should at one time or another, make efforts to see where does they stand on the competition. This will make them see how they are doing at the present and how they can cope up with the situation in the event that they find out they are being left behind. This is like a diagnostic test. You will identify the underlying problems and come up with a remedy for it. Depending on your short and long-term goals, you may strive to get yourself in the higher competition.

Increase your sales this is one of the most common benefits of participating into exhibits. But of course, it does not come easy. You have to work on your way to generate your sales. For instance, your exhibit rentals must look good enough in order to draw traffic into your display and your staff may have a chance in getting acquainted with possible clients and encourage them to make purchases from you.

Remember that trade show exhibits are not only advantageous to business owners but to clients as well as they will be able to explore different options.

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Wikinews international report: “Anonymous” holds anti-Scientology protests worldwide

Wikinews international report: “Anonymous” holds anti-Scientology protests worldwide
June 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Internet group Project Chanology today held protests critical of the Church of Scientology. The protests marked what would have been the 49th birthday of Lisa McPherson, who is claimed to be a victim of the Church of Scientology’s practices. Lisa died in 1995 during a running of what Scientologists refer to as an Introspection Rundown, a procedure intended to help Church members deal with a psychotic or deeply traumatic event.

Protests were planned throughout the day in 14 countries and over 50 different cities. The estimation of total protesters world wide for Feb. 10, 2008 is 9,250 people.

Wikinews had correspondents at a number of protest locations to report on the events. This article was updated throughout the day with reports from around the globe.


  • 1 Location Reports
    • 1.1 Adelaide, Australia
      • 1.1.1 Adelaide Gallery
    • 1.2 Atlanta, Georgia
      • 1.2.1 Atlanta Photo Gallery
    • 1.3 Austin, Texas
      • 1.3.1 Austin Photo Gallery
    • 1.4 Boston, Massachusetts
      • 1.4.1 Boston Photo Gallery
    • 1.5 Brisbane, Australia
      • 1.5.1 Brisbane Gallery
    • 1.6 Brussels, Belgium
      • 1.6.1 Brussels Photo Gallery
    • 1.7 Buffalo, New York
      • 1.7.1 Buffalo Photo Gallery
    • 1.8 Chicago, Illinois
      • 1.8.1 Chicago Photo Gallery
    • 1.9 Clearwater, Florida
    • 1.10 Dallas, Texas
      • 1.10.1 Dallas Photo Gallery
    • 1.11 Edinburgh, Scotland
      • 1.11.1 Edinburgh Photo Gallery
    • 1.12 Honolulu, Hawaii
      • 1.12.1 Honolulu Photo Gallery
    • 1.13 Houston, Texas
    • 1.14 London, England
      • 1.14.1 London Photo Gallery
    • 1.15 Los Angeles, California
      • 1.15.1 Los Angeles Photo Gallery
    • 1.16 Manchester, England
      • 1.16.1 Manchester Photo Gallery
    • 1.17 Melbourne, Australia
      • 1.17.1 Melbourne Photo Gallery
    • 1.18 Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 1.19 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      • 1.19.1 Milwaukee Photo Gallery
    • 1.20 New Orleans, Louisiana
      • 1.20.1 New Orleans Photo Gallery
    • 1.21 New York City, New York
      • 1.21.1 New York City Photo Gallery
    • 1.22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • 1.23 Phoenix, Arizona
      • 1.23.1 Phoenix Photo Gallery
    • 1.24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      • 1.24.1 Pittsburgh Photo Gallery
    • 1.25 Plymouth, England
      • 1.25.1 Plymouth Photo Gallery
    • 1.26 Portland, Oregon
      • 1.26.1 Portland Photo Gallery
    • 1.27 San Antonio, Texas
    • 1.28 San Diego, California
      • 1.28.1 San Diego Photo Gallery
    • 1.29 Seattle, Washington
      • 1.29.1 Seattle Photo Gallery
    • 1.30 Sydney, Australia
      • 1.30.1 Sydney Photo Gallery
    • 1.31 Toronto, Canada
      • 1.31.1 Toronto Photo Gallery
    • 1.32 Vancouver, Canada
    • 1.33 Vienna, Austria
    • 1.34 Winnipeg, Canada
      • 1.34.1 Winnipeg Photo Gallery
    • 1.35 The Internet
      • 1.35.1 Internet gallery
    • 1.36 Other locations
      • 1.36.1 Stories from other locations
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UEFA Cup – Round of Sixteen first leg results

UEFA Cup – Round of Sixteen first leg results
June 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The first leg of the round of sixteen in the UEFA Cup occurred earlier today, with all eight games being played. Spain boasted the most teams in the competition with four (Espanyol, Celta de Vigo, Sevilla, and Osasuna), while England (Tottenham, Newcastle), Portugal (Braga, Benfica), Germany (Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen) and France (Lens, PSG) each had two teams still in the Cup. Other represented countries were Israel (Maccabi Haifa), Scotland (Rangers), Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk), and Netherlands (AZ Alkmaar).


  • 1 Matches
    • 1.1 Newcastle United 4 – 2 AZ Alkmaar
    • 1.2 Maccabi Haifi 0 – 0 Espanyol
    • 1.3 Rangers 1 – 1 Osasuna
    • 1.4 Braga 2 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur
    • 1.5 Sevilla 2 – 2 Shakhtar Donetsk
    • 1.6 Lens 2 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen
    • 1.7 Paris Saint Germain 2 – 1 Benfica
    • 1.8 Celta Vigo 0 – 1 Werder Bremen
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