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US carrier Delta Air Lines cuts jobs, sells planes

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 The United States’ third-largest airline operator, Delta Air Lines, will cut 1,000 jobs due to a planned service reduction at their Cincinnati hub. The carrier also announced they will sell 11 of their Boeing 767-200 planes to an air-cargo company, ABX Air Inc., since they are the least fuel-efficient aircraft in the fleet. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport lost 9 destinations, but the carrier said there would be no inconvenience to passengers.…

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Does Your App Need More Text?

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Richard Light Interactive It Submitted by: Jennifer Lewis So much of mobile app interfaces these days are comprised predominantly of audio and visual aspects. With that said, however, there really is no compensating for text on a mobile app. Text is one of the most effective and commonly associated methods of communication whether it be through an article online, a print magazine, or in this case, a mobile…

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US Supreme Court upholds ban on partial birth abortions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 The Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday April 18 has upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The 5-4 vote reflected the change in vote count resulting from the retirement of Justice O’Connor and the confirmation of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. The Intact dilation and extraction procedure, also known as partial birth abortion, involves removing an intact late-term fetus from the womb via the cervix.…

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Former ‘Top Model’ contestant Whitney Cunningham defends plus size models, celebrates the “regular woman”

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Once you get a chance to talk to West Palm Beach, Florida native Whitney Cunningham, who placed seventh on the eighth cycle of the popular reality TV series America’s Next Top Model, you begin to understand what host Tyra Banks meant when she described her as the “full package.” First of all, she is confident and headstrong, which is a must on these kinds of shows, almost as much as it…

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The Mystery Of The Missing Cosmonauts

Click Here For More Specific Information On: The Centrinel The Mystery Of The Missing Cosmonauts by Patrick Omari In a world full of conspiracy theories it is hard to separate hysterical overreaction from fact at times. Occasionally however a conspiracy theory, or mystery comes along that seems plausible. The case of the missing cosmonauts is one of these. Could it really be true that two brothers in Italy managed to record the deaths of Russian…

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Wal-Mart cuts ties with PR consultant over controversial Republican TV ad

Monday, October 30, 2006 Wal-Mart severed links with Terry Nelson, a Republican strategist, last night because he had connections to a controversial Republican Party advertisement in Tennessee. The ad’s purpose was to blast Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr, who is running against Republican Bob Corker. A blonde woman in the ad says, “I met Harold at the Playboy party”. As the spot ends, she winks and says breathily: “Harold, call me!”. The ad also…

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Formula One driver Jules Bianchi dies aged 25

Sunday, July 19, 2015 French Formula One (F1) driver Jules Bianchi died on Friday night at age 25, nine months after his serious accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. News of his death was announced by his family the following morning: It is with deep sadness that the parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, his brother Tom and sister Mélanie, wish to make it known that Jules passed away last night at the…

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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the primary agency for engineering support during such emergencies. A USACE team…

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Technology giant Microsoft completes acquisition of GitHub

Monday, October 29, 2018 On Friday, US-based technology giant Microsoft confirmed acquisition of software code hosting and version controlling website GitHub. The announcement was made by Microsoft via their official blog, which also mentioned Nat Friedman was to become new Chief Executive Officer of GitHub. Microsoft had announced plans to acquire GitHub for a price of 7.5 billion US dollars (USD) on June 4. On October 19, the European Union’s regulators approved the acquisition. According…

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