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Gevaert and Hellebaut win golden medal at European athletics championships

Saturday, August 12, 2006 Kim Gevaert and Tia Hellebaut both won their finals last night in Gothenburg at the European Championships in Athletics. For Gevaert, who already won the 100m sprint three days ago and held third place in the world ranking, 22.68 seconds in the 200 metres was enough to haul in a second […]

Fires at Baxter Immigration Detention Centre in South Australia

Saturday, November 12, 2005 34 accommodation units have been destroyed by fire at the Baxter Detention Centre near Pt Augusta in South Australia today. The blaze also gutted a kitchen, laundry, recreational area and officers’ station. The original blaze broke out around 4am ACST in the kitchen of the “White One” compound which houses single […]

Oldest surviving US WWI veteran dies

Saturday, December 22, 2007 J. Russell Coffey, the oldest surviving United States veteran of First World War (WWI), has died. He was 109. Coffey’s death was announced by the Smith-Crates Funeral Home in North Baltimore, Ohio. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), he is the last remaining veteran of the war […]

Canadian National buys Chicago railroad

Monday, February 2, 2009 Canadian National (CN), the Montreal-based rail operator, has bought the main lines of the U.S. Elgin (EJ&E). CN began to buy the railway from U.S. Steel in September 2007. Regulatory approval in the US was given in January. The Canadian railway company will use the lines to avoid congestion in Chicago, […]

Brazilian environmentalists tell residents to urinate in shower to save water

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Environmentalists in Brazil are urging the country’s residents to urinate in the shower while washing themselves, to help conserve water and save the rainforest. Television ads being aired in the country claim that by doing so, the nation could save over 1,000 gallons of water per household each year. SOS Mata […]

U.S. superbug expected to emerge in Canada

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 An infectious superbug spreading in the United States is to “emerge in force” in Canada, doctors fear. The bacteria have been reported popping up in day care centers and locker rooms across the U.S. Usually elderly or very ill hospital patients get the disease. More than 2 million U.S. residents are […]

Apple unveils “Boot Camp” allowing Windows to work on Macs

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Apple unveiled today a new program called “Boot Camp” which will allow Macintosh users to switch between running Mac OS X and Windows on start-up of their Intel-based Macintosh computer. Shares of the company rose roughly 7% in response to the news. After Apple switched to Intel processors, enthusiasts and hackers […]

Judge orders Baltimore City prison to produce plan for improvement

Saturday, July 2, 2005 A city Circuit Court judge in Baltimore, Maryland, John M. Glynn, ordered state corrections officials on Friday to produce in 30 days a written report that will outline plans to reduce over crowding and slow processing times at the city’s Central Booking and Intake Center. The state-run facility is a centralized […]

Looted, possibly contaminated body parts transplanted into USA, Canadian patients

Monday, March 20, 2006 Fears of contaminated bone and skin grafts are being felt by unsuspecting patients following the revelation that funeral homes may have been looting corpses. Janet Evans of Marion Ohio was told by her surgeon, “The bone grafts you got might have been contaminated”. She reacted with shock, “I was flabbergasted because […]

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