Wikinews interviews Australian disability standing skier Jonty O’Callaghan

Monday, December 17, 2012 Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Clallaghan who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup. ((Wikinews)) I’m interviewing Jonty O’Callaghan, one of the Australian skiers with the IPC [International Paralympic Committee] Nor-Am Cup, and you’re a fifteen-year-old? Jonty O’Callaghan: Yup. Yeah, I’ve been skiing […]

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‘Bright’ idea lights its way to win NASA contest

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs INSIDER newsletter 02/05/08 reports that the winner of the $20,000 first prize in the agency’s “Create the Future” contest is an invention called “Litroenergy”, the luminous output of micro particle “Litrospheres.” Their self-luminance reportedly endures for over 12 years. The spheres are inexpensive, making them useful in many […]

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US Republicans elect first African-American chairman

Saturday, January 31, 2009 The Republican National Committee has elected African-American Michael S. Steele as its chairman. Steele, 50, a former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, won after the sixth round of voting against Katon Dawson of South Carolina. Steele’s candidacy was controversial as he was seen as being on the left of his party’s base […]

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Euro reaches new lows

Friday, July 15, 2011 On Tuesday, the Euro fell to a new record low in relation to the Swiss Franc, and to multi-month lows against the U.S. Dollar and Japanese yen; all considered by investors to be safe currencies during times of economic turmoil. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that recent comments from the […]

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United States charges eleven in credit card fraud case

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 The United States government officially charged 11 individuals today for the theft and sale of over 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The card numbers were stolen from nine US retailers including Barnes & Noble. The indictment includes computer intrusion, conspiracy, identity theft and fraud. This case is suspected to […]

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2012 Report on Gender Equality and Development says US women have room for progress

Friday, September 27, 2013 Tuesday, World Bank released the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. The United States is referred to many times, often as a benchmark to foster understanding of recent gains for women in other parts of the globe. At the same time, United States women still lag behind US […]

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Perfect Gift Ideas For College &Amp; Professional Students

Here’s An Opinion On: Richard Light Interactive It Submitted by: Mark P Watson Picking unique gifts that will actually be used and appreciated by college or graduate students can be a difficult task. One thing is certain: laptops, tablets, desktop computers and other electronic devices have flooded the student lifestyle as they spend endless hours […]

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