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Digital Britain: High Speed Access For All

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10 Downing Street, England — The launch of the Digital Britain report today will give the country the tools necessary to succeed in the future economy, the Prime Minister has said.
This morning the Prime Minister toured the Arqiva power transmitter site in south-east London to mark the release of the report.
He was joined by Business [...]

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Bacteria Wakes Up After 120,000 Years

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State College, PA — Scientists from Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) have revived a bacteria that was believed to have been dormant for over 120,000 years. The sample was taken from 2 miles beneath a glacier in Greenland.
Jean Brenchley of Pennsylvania State University said, “We don’t know what state they were in. They could [...]

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World Influenza Pandemic Declared

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Though the media is not paying much attention to the matter, the World Health Orginization has declared the first pandemic in over 41 years.
Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization
Ladies and gentlemen,
In late April, WHO announced the emergence of a novel influenza A virus.
This particular H1N1 strain has not circulated previously in humans. The [...]

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Lapses in Oversight of Parolees

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Faults Board of Probation and Parole for Lapses in Oversight of Parolees
Cites Failure to Monitor Missing Parolees and Parolee Treatment Plans
HARRISBURG, June 11, 2009 – Auditor General Jack Wagner faulted the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for lapses in oversight of parole agents and parolees, which could result in parolees [...]

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The Cyclical Economy

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Events that are cyclical happen on a periodic basis. Many economist subscribe to the theory that business is cyclical — a period of growth is followed by a period of recession. Because the last period of economic growth lasted so long, many business owners had never experienced a period of decline. In [...]

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Broadband For Rural America

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Washington, D.C., May 27, 2009 - Concluding that all rural Americans must have the opportunity to reap the full benefits of broadband services, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael J. Copps released a report last week providing a starting point for the development of policies to deliver broadband to rural areas and restore economic growth [...]

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Human Error Blamed

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Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Tuesday, June 2, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va. — Due to a “human error,” 134 petty officers second class were incorrectly notified that they had been promoted to E-6 before the Memorial Day weekend, said Rear Adm. Dan Holloway.
The Chief of Naval Personnel has ordered an investigation into how the mistake happened, said Holloway, [...]

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Red Cross Spends Over $1B

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The Red Cross announced it surpassed 1 billion dollars of spending in 2008. There is some debate as to why expenditures hit a record high. Is it because of the increased need for relief or because of the increased ability to reach relief victims?
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is based [...]

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CIA And OSS Training

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A Look Back … The Office of Strategic Services: Training in the Forest
As a recruit for a new intelligence organization, you train by creeping along trails laced with booby traps. You learn how to use weapons, radios and codes. Where might such secretive training take place? In the midst of our [...]

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Long, Long, Long Walk In Space

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Outer Space — Astronauts completed one of NASA’s top six longest spacewalks over the weekend. The Atlantis’ Mission to Hubble was not suppose to have a spacewalk of this length; however, a problem arose while working on a bolt interface. Astronaut, Mike Massimino, had to remove over 100 screws by hand.
NASA reported:
In [...]

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