March 21

Republican leaders in US want more tax relief in economic stimulus

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Republican leaders in US want more tax relief in economic stimulus

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Monday, January 26, 2009 As the newly inaugurated Barack Obama administration continues to push for a US$825 billion stimulus package to aid the struggling United States economy, some Republican legislators say they will not vote for such a plan without the inclusion of more tax cuts and less “unnecessary” spending. Arizona Senator John McCain, Obama’s […]

March 20

Software giant Adobe Systems to acquire Magento Commerce for US$1.68 billion

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Software giant Adobe Systems to acquire Magento Commerce for US$1.68 billion

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 On Monday, San Jose, California, US-based software company Adobe Systems announced their plans to acquire California-based e-commerce handling web service Magento Commerce for 1.68 billion US dollars (USD). After Adobe made the announcement via their official website, Adobe’s stocks rose by around one percent, ending Monday extended trading at USD 238.10 […]

March 20

Driver fined after following sat-nav to edge of cliff in West Yorkshire, England

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Driver fined after following sat-nav to edge of cliff in West Yorkshire, England

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 A driver has been fined after following the directions of his satellite navigation system, leading him to the edge of a massive cliff drop in West Yorkshire, England. Robert Jones, who is 43 years old, appeared in Calderdale Magistrates Court on Tuesday, representing himself. He was prosecuted by Waseem Raja. Waseem […]

March 20

Wikinews Shorts: October 31, 2006

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Wikinews Shorts: October 31, 2006

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

March 20

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/LA-ND

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/LA-ND

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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 […]

March 20

Interview: Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Interview: Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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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 […]

March 19

US president Obama, Congress call for blocking of executive bonuses at AIG insurance company

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US president Obama, Congress call for blocking of executive bonuses at AIG insurance company

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 United States President Barack Obama stated Monday that insurance giant AIG is in financial trouble due to “recklessness and greed,” and called for legal action to stop the company from giving out millions of dollars in bonuses to its executives. “It’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any […]

March 19

Google launches Google Spreadsheets

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Google launches Google Spreadsheets

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 Google has launched an online spreadsheet site, in a private beta. The site will allow spreadsheets to be shared between up to 10 users, which is aimed to be useful to teams and small businesses. “Many people already organise information into spreadsheets. Where they are struggling is to share it” said […]

March 19

Canadian trio claim South Pole record for trans-Antarctic trip

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Canadian trio claim South Pole record for trans-Antarctic trip

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 A trio of Canadian trekkers said Friday they completed the fastest unaided on-foot trek using the traditional route from Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole in a record time of 33 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes. Ottawa ultra-runner Ray Zahab, age 39, adventure journalist and […]

March 18

English Premier League: Week 32 round-up

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English Premier League: Week 32 round-up

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 The 32nd round of the English Premiership took place this past weekend with both the battles for the league title and the battle against relegation still raging on. The fate of one team has been sealed for the rest of the season as Derby County has been mathematically guaranteed relegation, setting […]