Archive for November, 2018

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Interview: Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 January’s second Interview of the Month was with Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on 23 January in IRC. The EFF is coming off a series of high-profile successes in their campaigns to educate the public, press, and policy makers regarding online rights in a digital world, and defending  [ Read More ]

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Australians need bigger toilets

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 Standards Australia, the non-government standards setting organisation in Australia has indicated that it is reviewing the weight limit for toilet seats as they need to accommodate the “increasing size of humans”. Obesity levels have been rising for years in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that the percentage of Australian  [ Read More ]

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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain.  [ Read More ]

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U.K. National Portrait Gallery threatens U.S. citizen with legal action over Wikimedia images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The English National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London has threatened on Friday to sue a U.S. citizen, Derrick Coetzee. The legal letter followed claims that he had breached  [ Read More ]

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Nov 27

Hezbollah strengthening, according to Israeli Defense Minister

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Hezbollah strengthening, according to Israeli Defense Minister

Wednesday, August 13, 2008File:Flag of Hezbollah.svg On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told troops training in the Golan Heights that Hezbollah and Syria are strengthening and that the delicate balance that Israel has had with the Lebanese militant group since the end of the Second Lebanon War is threatened. “The other side is getting  [ Read More ]

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Nov 27

Spelbound declared winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010

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Spelbound declared winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010 An acrobatic group known by the name of Spelbound has been declared as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010, a televised variety talent show competition broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. As the winning act of the show, Spelbound have won £100,000 (US$144,580, €120,313, A$175,079) and a place at  [ Read More ]

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Nov 27

Five hundred cattle die of neglect on West Australia property

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Five hundred cattle die of neglect on West Australia property

Thursday, February 17, 2005 RSPCA inspectors found about 500 cattle dead on a remote station in Western Australia. Water is being trucked in to care for another 2500 cattle on Windidda station, east of Wilun, which is leased to an Aboriginal corporation. State Agriculture Minister Kim Chance says the propery was found abandoned and only  [ Read More ]

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Nov 26

Atari Melbourne Project revealed

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Atari Melbourne Project revealed

Thursday, June 9, 2005 Melbourne, Australia —Australia’s oldest video game development studio is working on a PlayStation®2 port of Eden Games’ Test Drive: Unlimited, the latest in the Test Drive series. Atari Melbourne House has been at the centre of recent speculation after head of studio Andrew Carter took charge earlier this year, and details  [ Read More ]

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Nov 26

Australian Tax Office warns against tax return scam

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Australian Tax Office warns against tax return scam

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has warned against a fraudulent email claiming to be from the ATO. The email, which is similar to previous scams, uses the ATO logo and has the subject line of ‘Notification – Please read’, ‘Australian Taxation Office – Please read’ or other variations. The email directs  [ Read More ]

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Nov 26

Scottish budget rejected

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Scottish budget rejected

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 The Scottish Parliament has narrowly rejected the Scottish government‘s proposed £33 billion budget. The devolved parliament was tied 64-64 on the motion to approve the budget after two Green Party MSPs switched away from backing the minority Scottish National Party (SNP) administration. The Presiding Officer (speaker) of the parliament, Alex Fergusson,  [ Read More ]

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