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December, 2018

Solar powered plane completes first leg of transcontinental trip

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar powered plane has just completed the first of the five legs of its trans-continental journey, flying fuel-free from San Francisco to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, in just over 18 hours. The plane was piloted by co-founder Bertrand Piccard, departing San Francisco dawn on Friday […]

Pfizer and Microsoft team up against Viagra spam

Sunday, February 13, 2005 New York –”Buy cheap Viagra through us – no prescription required!” Anyone with an active email account will recognize lines like this one. According to some reports, unsolicited advertisements (spam) for Viagra and similar drugs account for one in four spam messages. BACKGROUND Spamming remains one of the biggest problems facing […]

2010 BRIT Awards highlights

Friday, February 19, 2010 The 2010 BRIT Awards, presented by the British Phonographic Industry, is an annual award ceremony for music artists. This year, the competition took place in the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, England. The event started taking place in 1980, with this year’s event being the 30th BRIT Awards. This year, […]

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

Friday, January 4, 2013 The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, was discharged yesterday from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England after success in the first stage of her medical treatment. In October, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban forces on a school bus in […]

International row after Spielberg quits 2008 Beijing Olympics

Friday, February 15, 2008 On Wednesday, United States film director Steven Spielberg withdrew from his position as artistic adviser to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. “Conscience will not allow me to continue with business as usual,” he said. “Sudan’s government bears the bulk of the responsibility for these ongoing crimes but the international […]

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 […]

Orville Moody, 1969 U.S open winner dies at age 74

Saturday, August 9, 2008 American golfer Orville Moody died yesterday aged 74. He was the winner of the 1969 U.S open. A former U.S army sergeant Moody gave up the military in 1967 to play a trail run on the PGA Tour, he earned almost $300,000 in one year. After 15 months of joining Moody […]

Four die in Papua New Guinea plane crash

Thursday, September 2, 2010 Three Australian citizens and a New Zealander died when the chartered light aircraft in which they were travelling crashed on Misima Island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The plane, a Cessna Citation with five people on board, is said by locals to have overshot the runway in poor weather, […]

Victoria Wyndham on Another World and another life

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Victoria Wyndham was one of the most seasoned and accomplished actresses in daytime soap opera television. She played Rachel Cory, the maven of Another World‘s fictional town, Bay City, from 1972 to 1999 when the show went off the air. Wyndham talks about how she was seen as the anchor of […]

Van Canto’s Stefan Schmidt on a capella metal, Wacken, Nightwish, piracy & more

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 “Five singers, one drummer. No guitars, no bass, no keyboards but nevertheless an unbelievable melodic metal experience.” That’s how the official website of van Canto describes the band. Hailing from Germany, van Canto are what is called an a capella metal band, the pioneers of this new genre. The band released […]

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