February, 2018

Japanese H-IIA rocket launches satellite into orbit

Saturday, February 18, 2006 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has successfully launched another of their H-IIA space rockets. Its payload, the MTSAT-2 satellite designed to control air traffic and track weather patterns, has successfully separated from the rocket. It is due to be inserted into a geostationary orbit on the 21st of February. The satellite […]

National Express awarded contract to operate services on major UK rail route

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 NXEC Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of National Express Group, has been awarded the contract to run the InterCity East Coast franchise and operate intercity rail services on the East Coast Main Line, a high-speed route connecting London with the north-east of England and Scotland. The company, which is to brand the […]

Google may shut down Chinese operations due to censorship and cyber attacks

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 The U.S.-based multibillion dollar online search engine, Google Incorporated, has announced Tuesday in a public statement on its official blog that the company has been the victim of a “highly sophisticated” and “targeted attack” against their corporate infrastructure that they allege “originated from China.” The author of said statement, David Drummond, […]

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/AL-KY

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list and for an alphabetically arranged listing of schools. Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It […]

Owner and manager of Moroccan factory arrested over 55-fatality fire

Sunday, April 27, 2008 Police have arrested the owner of a mattress factory in Hay Hassini, Casablanca, Morocco which burned down in a disaster that claimed 55 lives. His son, who was the factory’s manager, was also arrested. Those killed — 35 of whom were women — were trapped inside by locked fire exits, which […]

Illinois high schools now required to buy insurance for athletes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 This past Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill known as “Rocky’s Law” that requires Illinois high schools, through the local school district, to buy catastrophic injury insurance up to US$3 million or medical costs for up to five years, whichever one comes first, that covers student athletes. […]

All About Motorcycle Classifications

Click Here To Know More About: Buy Cooking Equipment Sydney Bakery Equipment Sydney By L Quinn There are many types of motorcycles, with each class having distinct differences. Here are the basics of the different types of motorcycle classes. Cruisers and Choppers A cruiser is a type of motorcycle where the rider has a straighter […]

Australian men, women win 2013 Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center, Bangkok — The Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Rollers, and the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, won gold medals on Friday, the final day of the Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. The eight day championship […]

Actress Patricia Neal dies aged 84

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Patricia Neal, an Academy Award-winning actress, died at 84 of lung cancer at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States in the presence of her family. “She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured: with indomitable grace, good humor and a great deal of […]

Two people die in bus crash in North Yorkshire

Sunday, September 21, 2008 A British couple have died after their car collided with a bus carrying a group of children. The crash took part on the A64 at Staxton near Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Sunday morning. The bus continued on through a hedge line and hit an unoccupied camper van. Six passengers on the […]

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