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News briefs:May 24, 2010

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Polaroid goes bankrupt

Friday, December 19, 2008 Camera company Polaroid has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The firm, famed for the introduction of instant photography, says alleged fraud by the founder of their parent group is to blame. Owned since 2005 by Petters Group Worldwide, Polaroid says that the group’s founder Tom Petters […]

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Air Mauritania Boeing 737 hijacked

Thursday, February 15, 2007 A hijacked Air Mauritania Boeing 737 passenger plane has landed on Spain’s Canary Islands after making a fuel stop in Western Sahara, officials in Mauritania said today. It was hijacked after the takeoff from the Nouakchott airport. While on the plane, the man demanded it to be flown to France to […]

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What Joomla Cdn Means For Website Performance

Submitted by: Kellie Purden Seemingly overnight, Joomla has emerged to become the go-to Content Management System (CMS) software among websites large and small. From web portals of the biggest corporations and media networks to government sites to e-commerce platforms to personal and hobby sites, Joomla has been successfully employed as the CMS of choice. But […]

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005 NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005 This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching […]

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Australian carbon tax plans hit road block

Sunday, April 17, 2011 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s plans to implement a carbon tax in Australia have hit a roadblock today with the national secretary of the Australian Workers Union Paul Howes demanding that exemptions be made to certain heavy polluting industries including steel production as well as concerns about whether jobs will be […]

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USA tracks information on travelers

Saturday, December 2, 2006 Media attention about a little noticed and month-old U.S. Department of Homeland Security report that international airline travelers in-and-out of the U.S. were being tracked via an Automated Targeting System (ATS) has drawn renewed interest. The database system, started four years ago, accumulates information on overseas travelers and assigns a “terrorist […]

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Retired U.S. vets sue Donald Rumsfeld for excessive service cutbacks

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 One thousand residents of the Defense Department-managed Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit on May 24, asserting that the cut-backs in medical and dental services imposed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are illegal. The operating budget for the home was reduced from $63 million in […]

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U2 fan ordered to destroy CDs

Thursday, August 14, 2008 A man living in South Wales, United Kingdom was ordered to destroy his entire music collection after creating a ruckus by listening to the music at an extremely high volume. Police seized his stereo equipment in a raid. Karl Wiosna, a 44-year-old resident of Graig in Pontypridd, was playing Cher‘s album […]