France votes no in EU referendum

Sunday, May 29, 2005 In a result predicted by polls, a 54.87% majority of French voters voted non in Sunday’s European Constitution referendum. Of France’s 42 million eligible voters, over 70% turned out at the 55 thousand polling stations across the country, which were open from 8:00 to 20:00 on Sunday (except in Paris and […]

Spirit Rover on Mars finds water made ‘silica-rich soil’

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 NASA’s Spirit Rover on Mars has found “silica-rich soil” in Gusev Crater that scientists say is so rich that it would require that water have been present at some point, in order for the deposits to be there. “You could hear people gasp in astonishment. This is a remarkable discovery. And […]

Protesters turn their backs on Australian PM

Friday, May 25, 2007 Protesters in the Central Western New South Wales city of Bathurst gave Australian Prime Minister John Howard a cold reception as he arrived for a Liberal Party luncheon in the city. Around 200 unionists and university students gathered to protest the Howard government’s new industrial relations regime called Workchoices, the lack […]

ACLU, EFF challenging US ‘secret’ court orders seeking Twitter data

Thursday, April 7, 2011 Late last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed objections to the United States Government’s ‘secret’ attempts to obtain Twitter account information relating to WikiLeaks. The ACLU and EFF cite First and Fourth amendment issues as overriding reasons to overturn government attempts to keep their […]

88th annual Brita Kongreso draws to a close

Monday, May 7, 2007 The 88th annual Brita Kongreso (British Congress) in Letchworth, England drew to an official close, Sunday, after a weekend of presentations, courses, lectures, and activities in Esperanto. With the final excursion to Cambridge (town of the Third Universal Esperanto Congress in 1907) taking place on Monday, the event will draw to […]

Cleveland, Ohio clinic performs US’s first face transplant

Thursday, December 18, 2008 A team of eight transplant surgeons in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, led by reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow, age 58, have successfully performed the first almost total face transplant in the US, and the fourth globally, on a woman so horribly disfigured due to trauma, that cost her an eye. […]

System Software

More On This Topic: Earthmoving Equipment Perth Australia Mining Truck Submitted by: John Sting System software is any computer software that provides the infrastructure over which programmes can operate. It manages and controls computer hardware so that application software can perform. Operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, are prominent examples […]

Two die in two-car crash near Connel, Scotland

Friday, August 2, 2013 A man and a woman have been killed in a road traffic accident near Connel in the west of Scotland. Seven people, including three children, were also injured in the head-on collision on the A85 road in Argyll at approximately 1830 BST (1730 UTC) yesterday. A 74-year-old female passenger of a […]

Dutch footballer Kuyt to hang up his boots

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer and captain of Dutch football club Feyenoord, on Wednesday announced retirement from football. The 36-year-old forward said, “To me this feels like the right time to retire. I have had two fantastic years here since returning to Feyenoord, with this season’s title as the absolute pinnacle. I […]

HIV-positive man receives 35 years for spitting on Dallas police officer

Sunday, May 18, 2008 An HIV-positive man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, one day after being convicted of harassment of a public servant for spitting into the eye and open mouth of a Dallas, Texas police officer in May 2006. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that no […]

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