Microsoft Taiwan holds “Halo 3 Pre-launch Carnival” in Taipei, Taiwan

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Microsoft Taiwan holds “Halo 3 Pre-launch Carnival” in Taipei, Taiwan
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Prior to the September 25 launch of “Halo 3” Microsoft Taiwan held “Mayday Fans Meeting” last Sunday (September 16) and “SBL Players Meeting” today, and set experiencing area at PAMC KMall in Taipei on continuous holidays of the Moon Festival (September 22 to 25).

A famous Taiwanese Band “Mayday” were invited by Microsoft Taiwan for the voice casting of “Halo 3” and they wrote a theme song named “Zhua Kuang (English Meaning: Crazy)” and produced its special MV with conjunction of “Halo 3” promotional videos. This special video is available before September 25 in the 5th Square of Station Front Metro Mall in Taipei.

Not only “Mayday Fans Meeting” at September 16, Microsoft Taiwan also invited Yulon Dinosaur Basketball Team players Hsueh-lin “Iverson” Li and Chih-chung “Virus” Chen have friendship matches with a 17-year-old girl player Shih-ching Wang. Ms. Wang showed her performance at the friendship matches with 3-straight-sets speedily winnings.

After the friendship matches, Microsoft Taiwan held a charity bidding event with a Xbox 360 console signed by Hsueh-lin Li and Chih-chung Chen and donated the charity earnings to Taiwan Fund for Children and Families. With the global launch of “Halo 3”, Microsoft Taiwan helped the disadvantaged and poor children with this charity bidding.

After the pre-launch series, Microsoft Taiwan will invite Ruru Wei-ru Lin at the launch day of “Halo 3” on September 25 at PAMC KMall in Taipei.

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British snooker player Alex Higgins found dead at age 61

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Snooker player Alex Higgins, nicknamed “Hurricane”, was found dead in his apartment in Donegall Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday. He was aged 61 and had been suffering from throat cancer since 1997.

Born in Belfast on March 18, 1949, Higgins became the champion of the World Snooker Championship at the age of 23 in 1972. He reached the same achievement again in 1982. Higgins’ final title victory was in the Irish Professional Championship in 1989.

During 1986, he received a fine and was banned from five tournaments after headbutting a director of a tournament. He was also banned from playing for one year in 1990 after threatening to have Dennis Taylor, another snooker player, shot.

Recently, Higgins lost all his teeth as the result of having treatment for his cancer. In May 2010, a charity dinner took place in Manchester, England that raised approximately £20,000 (US$30,997, €23,859, A$34,363, C$31,961) so as to allow surgery for new teeth for him to occur. However, Higgins was considered to be too unhealthy to have the surgery in Marbella, Spain.

Dennis Taylor, now a snooker commentator at the BBC, stated that “[t]here was just something about the way he played the game — there was a little bit of [John] McEnroe in there. I don’t think you’ll ever see a player in the game of snooker like the great Alex Higgins.”

Philip Studd, another commentator of snooker for the BBC, has described the late snooker player as being “snooker’s original troubled genius” and that Higgins was “[c]harismatic, flash, fast, unpredictable, combustible — you just couldn’t take your eyes off the ‘Hurricane’.” Studd continued to explain that “[w]hile he could never match the consistency of Steve Davis or Stephen Hendry, Higgins on his day was the greatest of them all. He touched the heights in 1982 when he won his second world title. He pipped Jimmy White to the final thanks to a break still widely regarded as the finest ever made. His tears of triumph after beating Ray Reardon — wife and baby in arms — remains one of snooker’s most iconic moments. Without Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins snooker would never have become one of the most popular television sports in the 1980s and beyond.”

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pooja maanAnarkali dresses are a women’s all-time favorite. But do you know this came in fashion? You will be surprised to know that it has been very popular from 1960 and even now it is in fashion. Designers have modified designs and fittings of Anarkali in so many ways, but kept the same concept. Women of every age can wear this dress in different occasions such as wedding ceremony, corporate party, or in any festival. Keeping in mind all the purposes of wearing Anarkalis, designers have introduced various types of latest Anarkali Dresses which can be worn on the specific occasion. Here a question may arise that whether everyone can wear it or not. Now let’s have a look at this point:Who can wear Anarkali?You are fluffy? Don’t worry- Designers have designed Anarkali suits according to the body shapes. Bulky women are always worried when they choose a dress but they do not have to be worried when they are looking for Anarkalis. Anarkali suits are available for each kind of body shapes. You just have to choose the perfect Anarkali according to your body shape because the fit is the main thing of an Anarkali suit.You are short? No worries- You may think that Anarkali dress does not suit on short height people. Designers have proved you wrong by introducing short length Anarkali which easily fit well on short height ladies. To be more precisely all ladies can wear Anarkali dresses where body shapes and height does not matter at allAged? Anarkali is still the solution- mAnarkali is the dress which every woman from 5 years to 70 years can wear it at any time in any occasion. Fashion lovers always prefer latest designer Anarkali. Besides of wearing an Anarkali, suitable accessories are very important for your look. It is very easy to follow the latest fashion trend by wearing a designer Anarkali but choosing improper accessories can mess up your look. Here are a few accessories that go with Anarkali:Accessories: Earrings: Ear tops or small studs do not go with Anarkali dress. Anarkali with small earring is very odd combination. You should wear long earrings like jhumkas, droplets, or latkans, with Anarkali. This combination will definitely add glory to your lookFootwear: It is very important to choose proper footwear with Anarkali suits. Heels are required to get the perfect look and nothing can be better than the pencil heel with Anarkali suit. Flats do not suit with Anarkali at all. Anarkali with pencil hill is simply awesome combinationNeckwear: It depends on what type of Anarkali you are wearing. If there is heavy work around neck then heavy work necklace will not go with it. You can wear a chain with small locket. Long chain does not suit at all. When you are going to attend a wedding ceremony then you can wear a heavy neck pieceNow let’s have a look at new designs and patterns:Designs and Patters: Designs of Anarkali has changed up to a high extent with the time. Latest trend of Anarkali is high length up to toe with long dupatta. Works differ from each piece. Ankle length Anarkali is also in fashion is in high demand.

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2007 FIFA U17 World Cup: Germany eliminates Americans; sets up England quarter final

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

August 30, 2007
Germany 2 – 1 USA Cheonan Baekseok Stadium, Cheonan Attendance: 15,069 Referee: Craig Thomson
Sukuta-Pasu 65′ 89’Bigalke 90+1’Sauerbier 90+1′ Match Report Williams 20’Zimmerman 68’Wenzel 74’Garza 46’Ibrahim 46’Urso 75’Dominguez 75’Wenzl 83’Cruz 83’Bates 90+2′

Germany beat the Americans 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals against England at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The Germans had a many chances in the 1st half of the match. The Americans managed to keep the Germans off the scoresheet at half time with save from the American goalkeeper along with German shots going wide, until a 65th minute goal from Richard Sukuta-Pasu.

The United States sent everyone forward to seek an equaliser. Richard Sukuta-Pasu took advantage of this in the 89th minute scoring for the 2nd time in the 2nd half. Mykell Bates scored in Stoppage time to give the Americans a lifeline.

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News briefs:August 27, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on August 27th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Many dead after jet crashes in Kentucky
    • 1.2 Canadian soldiers kill Afghan police officer
    • 1.3 British soldier shot and killed in southern Afghanistan
    • 1.4 Deadline to release Muslim prisoners passes, journalists released
    • 1.5 Guantanamo inmate Murat Kurnaz transferred to Germany and released
    • 1.6 Chad orders oil companies out of the country
    • 1.7 Eleven year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assaulting a four year-old boy in East Yorkshire
    • 1.8 Filipe Massa wins 2006 Turkish Grand Prix
  • 2 Closing statements

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Missing Los Alamos Laboratory documents found in drug bust

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Documents missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have been found on a USB Flash Drive during a drug bust located inside the Los Alamos trailer park, Royal Crest on October 17 and contain what police say are “classified material.” The drives were marked with symbols that indicated they belonged to the Los Alamos Laboratory.

Los Alamos has since confirmed that a breach has occurred and that at least three computer drives from the laboratory were confiscated during the raid.

“During the course of the search, officers realized that some of the items seized appeared to belong to the Los Alamos National Laboratory,” said a statement by the Los Alamos County Police Department.

A subcontractor, Justin Stone, 20 was involved in the breach of security at the lab and according to Michael Anastasio, the lab’s director, there is an “ongoing investigation.” Stone was working in Technical Area 55, an area of the lab where plutonium is kept or the X Division, where data for the designs of nuclear bombs are kept. Stone says that he was not aware of what the drives contained saying, “I have no idea what’s on it because I didn’t get a chance to look.” Stone also says that he acquired one of the drives a year ago when he traded drugs for the drive and that drive also contained information from Los Alamos Laboratory. Stone had only been living with a female friend, Jessica Quintana for no more than three weeks and was with his girlfriend Jessica Collins when police raided the home.

“I vaguely remember it contained information about nuclear waste sites around Los Alamos. I erased it and used the drive for myself,” added Stone.

Quintana, who also worked in the laboratory as an archivist, was being investigated by the FBI for charges relating to methamphetamine type offenses and was arrested when authorities executed an arrest warrant for the female. Police say a “large amount” of methamphetamine paraphernalia was discovered in her trailer during a raid by the FBI. Pipes with the remains of methamphetamine were also found at the scene and Quintana also admitted that the items belonged to her.

“This is a serious matter, and we are taking immediate steps to address it. We intend to do everything possible to guard against any criminal activity, particularly where a breach of security may be involved. We have already taken a number of steps to address potential security risks,” said Anastasio in a statement.

Drug paraphernalia along with methamphetamine drugs were also seized during the bust. Police were initially responding to a call of a domestic disturbance between Stone and his girlfriend which Stone denies was taking place.

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UK cable TV operator NTL acquires Telewest

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Wednesday, October 5, 2005

United Kingdom cable TV operator NTL has agreed to buy Telewest Broadband for $6 billion USD (3.4 billion pounds). NTL’s and Telewest’s service territories do currently overlap. The acquisition is expected to save the companies 1.5 billion pounds.

NTL has agreed to pay $23.93 for each Telewest share, in cash and NTL stock. Current Telewest shareholders will own approximately 25 percent of the combined company. While both companies operate exclusively in the UK, they are listed in New York on the U.S. NASDAQ exchange.

Once the acquisition is complete, the combined company will have 5 million customers in the UK . Competitor British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has almost 8 million. The combined company will also be the second-largest residential telephone company in Britain behind BT Group plc.

If the deal is approved, regulators and both companies shareholders’ should close in the first quarter of 2006.

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Two ill after eating burgers laced with multi-purpose cleaner in Bathurst, Australia

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

A prank by three young kitchen staff at Hungry Jack’s fast food restaurant in the Central-Western New South Wales city of Bathurst went wrong when two customers required medical treatment after eating burgers they had laced with multi-purpose cleaner.

According to staff at the Emergency Department of Bathurst Hospital, two Hungry Jack’s customers became ill Sunday night after eating burgers contaminated with a chemical believed to be multi-purpose cleaner. One of the patrons was in a serious condition upon arrival at Bathurst Hospital due to being allergic to an ingredient in the cleaning product. “He presented to the emergency department as he was having an allergic reaction after eating a burger from Hungry Jacks, he was in a really bad way when he arrived here and if he had waited much longer it could have been much worse,” said a Greater Western Area Health Service employee. “We called Hungry Jacks and they said that three of their employees had been goofing off and sprayed multi-purpose cleaner inside the burgers so we then treated the patients for poisoning.”

Both customers are expected to make a full recovery. During an investigation undertaken by Wikinews reporter Nathan Carter, it was learned that the chemical sprayed into the burgers was KAY multipurpose cleaner which is reported to cause nausea, diarrhoea and mucosal and gastric irritation. The Material Safety Data Sheet for KAY multipurpose cleaner lists Antonic Surfactants as its hazardous ingredient.

In New South Wales, it is a criminal offence to make food intended for sale unsafe punishable by 2 years imprisonment. Due to restrictions on the publication of the name of young people involved in crimes in New South Wales, the names of kitchen staff can not be published. Wikinews was told by Hungry Jack’s staff that the staff involved in the incident remained employed by Hungry Jack’s. Josh, a Hungry Jack’s manager at the Bathurst restaurant, told Wikinews that his boss Adam was aware of the food contamination issue and would be taking steps to address it.

Posted on June 18th 2018 in Uncategorized

Australian PM doesn’t support Queensland party amalgamation

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Australian PM doesn’t support Queensland party amalgamation
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The highest ranking member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Prime Minister John Howard has said he would not support a joining together of the Queensland Liberal and National parties.

The Prime Minister said, pointedly: “There is one thing that I will fight for to my last political breath, is to preserve the nationwide unity of the Liberal Party of Australia. I don’t want any arrangement that in any way disturbs that”. Mr Howard’s statements come after the Queensland branches of both parties held separate meetings where the proposal to amalgamate them was supported in-principle.

In an interview with ABC Radio yesterday, Mr Howard said there had only been an agreement made to discuss whether a merger of the two parties should occur and that nothing was concrete at this stage. Mr Howard warned that the proposal would need to be discussed with both parties at a federal level and that the state’s decision would not be able to be made in isolation.

The Australian leader said that as the leader of the Liberal party he would not support any move that would dilute the party’s identity. “Now speaking for myself as leader of the Liberal Party throughout the country, I am totally opposed to anything that would alter the existing identity of the Liberal Party,” he said.

“I am opposed to any new name for the Liberal Party in Queensland, I don’t want New Liberals, or Old Liberals, I just want the Liberal Party of Australia operating throughout the country” Mr Howard told ABC Radio.

Mr Howard said that he believes the coalition between the Liberal and National parties had served him well over the past ten years and that he supports a close relationship between the two parties.

The Prime Minister hinted that the only merger he would support would be one in which the Liberal party takes over the National party. He said he would not support a new conservative party in the state.

While quick to say that he was not wishing for National party members to quit the national party and join the Liberals, it was noted Mr Howard did not say he was opposed to the idea.

In the statesman’s view the Queensland Liberals are part of a nation-wide party, and Mr Howard vowed to fight any proposal that would split them from the rest of the country.

Australia’s highest ranked National party member, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has said that he sees little need for change. He told ABC Radio that he believes the coalition have a “winning formula” federally. Mr Vaile also said he had concerns about how the proposal could affect the coalition at the federal level.

Mr Vaile said that the decision to merge would be left to the National party’s Queensland members. He said that the national party operates differently to other parties in that it is based at a divisional level within each state and then forms together federally. Essentially, each state branch can operate differently from others so long as it fits into the federal system.

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News briefs:June 20, 2006

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News briefs:June 20, 2006
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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 20th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 New Zealand PM faults Japan over Whaling Commission vote
    • 1.2 Australian House of Representatives moves to affirm support for heterosexuality of marriage
    • 1.3 Italy seeks indictment of U.S. marine
    • 1.4 Tony Blair orders two government jets
    • 1.5 Twin babies in NZ foster home die of head injuries
    • 1.6 BBC’s famous ‘Top of the Pops’ programme to be axed
    • 1.7 “Avast ye scurvy file sharers!”: Interview with Swedish Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge
    • 1.8 Apple plans to sell movies on iTunes
    • 1.9 Germany too hot for Ecuador in Group A
    • 1.10 Poland win 2-1 against Costa Rica in Group A
  • 2 Closing statements
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