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English football: Arsenal appoints Unai Emery as new manager

  • Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:38 am

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Via their official website yesterday, English football club Arsenal FC announced Unai Emery as their new manager. In April, Arsenal announced their long-serving manager, Arsène Wenger, was to depart from Arsenal at the end of the season, after almost 22 seasons as manager of the London-based club.

Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis said, “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly”.

46-year-old Unai Emery spent the last two seasons managing French club Paris Saint-Germain, winning Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France as well as the French league title Ligue 1 during his tenure at the French capital club. Before moving to France, the Spanish manager managed Sevilla FC for three seasons, winning three consecutive UEFA Europa League titles. Emery did not sign a contract-extension with Paris and was succeeded by former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.

Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League, this season; lowest ever since Wenger took on the management role in 1996. They lost to Atlético Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals this season and missed UEFA Champions League qualification for the second consecutive season. The Londoners have not won the league since 2004.

After signing the contract extension, Emery said, “I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.” Chief executive Gazidis said the club made a “unanimous” decision to appoint the Spaniard.

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Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team

  • Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:34 am

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dell Inc. announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with the Microsoft-Nortel Innovative communications alliance (ICA) team to sell Unified Communications and VoIP products.

The announcement on Tuesday the 16th of October 2007 includes Dell selling VoIP, data and wireless networking products from Nortel and the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and other unified communications products.

The partnership with both manufacturers should allow Dell to provide a pre-integrated solution.

In March 2007, competitors IBM and Cisco announced they would join in the competition for developing unified communications applications and the development of open technologies around the unified communications and collaboration (UC2) client platform an application programming interfaces (APIs) offered by IBM as a subset of Lotus Sametime.

“We want to make it simple for our customers to deploy unified communications so their end users can get access to all their messages in one place – whether its e-mail, phone or mobile device. This will pave the way for more business-ready productivity tools,” said vice president of solutions, Dell Product Group, Rick Becker.

  • Customers have four options:
    • Core Office Communication Server 2007 – provides instant messaging and on-premise Microsoft Live Meeting.
    • Office Communication Server: Telephony – enables call routing tracking and management, VoIP gateway and public branch exchange (PBX) integration.
    • Audio and Video Conferencing – allows point-to-point conference, video conference and VoIP audio conference.
    • Exchange Unified Messaging – provides voicemail, e-mail and fax in Microsoft Outlook, and anywhere access of Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Calendar.
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Paul Johnstone, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

  • Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:28 am

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A resident of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound his whole life, Correctional Services officer Paul Johnstone is running for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the Ontario provincial election. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Steel Industry: Tata buys Corus

  • Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:24 am

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

India‘s steelmaker Tata Steel, of the Tata Group, buys Anglo-Dutch steel giant Corus Group for £6.7 billion ($12 billion), making it the world’s fifth largest steel manufacturer. 70-year-old Tata group Chairman Ratan Tata, from one of India’s best-known business families, won the race against Benjamin Steinbruch, 52, a famous Brazilian executive who is the chief and main owner of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN). Tata paid investors 608 pence a share, whereas the Brazilians final offer in an auction by the U.K.’s Takeover Panel was 603 pence.

The deal triples Tata Steel’s capacity to almost 28 million tons a year. Tata: “This is the first step in showing that Indian industry can step outside its shores into an international market place as a global player.”

Corus, which was created from the merger of British Steel and Hoogovens, currently employs 47,300 people worldwide. Last year the company was the ninth-largest steel maker worldwide.

The takeover may start a round of consolidation in the fragmented steel sector.

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Mayor declares weather emergency in New York City

  • Posted on June 19, 2018 at 1:07 am

Thursday, January 13, 2011

On Tuesday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a weather emergency in New York City, New York. The announcement was issued as a preemptive measure in preparation for an expected 6-12 inches of snow Wednesday, although the Metropolitan Transportation Authority claims to be ready for 14 inches.

Bloomberg explained the meaning of the preemptive announcement by stating: “We recognize that we did not do the job that New Yorkers rightly expect of us in the last storm. We intend to make sure that does not happen again.” Despite declaring an emergency, the mayor said the city would not make the decision to close public schools until 5 AM.

The city is looking for people to shovel snow off sidewalks and intersections. The New York City Housing Authority announced on their Twitter page, “Turn a snow day into a payday. The city is looking for snow removal help. Apply now.” The linked page offered $12 an hour to shovel snow for the city.

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Tornadoes cause millions in damages in Waco, Texas

  • Posted on June 15, 2018 at 1:21 am

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Early Saturday morning winds up to 90 miles per hour struck Waco, Texas and central McLennan County, United States, causing widespread damage and leaving many households without electricity.

No deaths or serious injuries have been reported; however, there is a tremendous amount of damage in 15 areas of the city, leading Mayor Virgina DuPuy to declare the city a disaster area.

The hardest hit area was Franklin Avenue, where the Coca-Cola bottling plant’s roof was peeled open as if by a giant can-opener. There were Sprite bottles spread out onto the street. The nearby Furniture Row shopping center was also hit hard. Some furniture was found as far as three-quarters of a mile away. Other hard-hit areas were Robinson, Hewitt, Woodway, and Speegleville. Densely populated Inner Waco was spared of any catastrophic damage, though hundreds, and possibly thousands, of trees have fallen, and roofs destroyed.

The main concern is restoring power to over 23,000 households and businesses. Many gas stations and grocery stores in the disaster areas were closed until power is restored. Those that remained open have had to throw out all perishable items. Also of concern is getting electricity to those with medical needs. The city has provided help to those without power at the Dewey Recreation Center.

The storm is the hardest to hit the area since the tornado that struck on May 11, 1953, which tore through downtown and killed 114 people.

Waco has seen more than its share of tornadoes recently. Only a week ago, an F1 tornado damaged many houses along Orchid and Kendall Lanes. No people were injured, though two horses were killed when their stable collapsed.

The National Weather Service confirmed this morning’s winds were a F2 tornado, where wind speeds may have reached 115 miles per hour in some locations.

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Teräsbetoni frontman J. Ahola on representing Finland at Eurovision 2008 & more

  • Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:33 am

Sunday, April 13, 2008

This article is a featured article. It is considered one of the best works of the Wikinews community. See Wikinews:Featured articles for more information.

Teräsbetoni means “steel-reinforced concrete”, and is also the name of a Finnish heavy metal band formed in 2002. Their music, which centres on an honourable warrior lifestyle or on metal itself, quickly became popular in 2003 on the Internet, resulting in a petition by fans being sent to several record labels demanding a recording deal. In late 2004 the band signed to Warner Music Finland, and the following year debut single Taivas lyö tulta rose to number one in the Finnish charts, and debut album Metallitotuus hit number two and went platinum, and has now sold about 47,000 copies.

The band, who sing exclusively in Finnish, have just released their third album, Myrskyntuoja. The lead single on this album is Missä miehet ratsastaa, which Teräsbetoni decided to enter in the Finnish selections for the 2008 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, where it was selected to go on to the semi-final in Belgrade, Serbia as Finland’s representative this year. Although Finland has seen limited success in the contest, their only victory was with a comparable group. In 2006 hard rock band Lordi – whose monster costumes and pyrotechnic displays are famed – achieved a record 292 points in the final with Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Teräsbetoni’s frontman, vocalist and bass guitarist Jarkko Ahola’s fame extends beyond the band he heads. He also features in Finnish symphonic power metal cover supergroup Northern Kings, alongside Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto of Charon.

Wikinews was able to conduct an exclusive interview with Jarkko Ahola to discuss these various achievements. This interview is now published below for the first time.

Contents

  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 On the early days
    • 1.2 On Eurovision
    • 1.3 The new album
    • 1.4 Northern Kings
    • 1.5 The future and final words
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
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Wikinews Shorts: October 4, 2006

  • Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:24 am

A compilation of brief news reports forWednesday, October 4, 2006

Contents

  • 1 Brisbane Broncos 2006 NRL Premiers
  • 2 Editing Biologists discover new marine life in Indonesia
  • 3 Lenovo Recalls 526,000 ThinkPad Batteries
  • 4 Sources

October 1, 2006

The Brisbane Broncos have won the 2006 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership, defeating the Melbourne Storm 15-8, in front of almost 80,000 fans. The first all non-NSW final was contested between the first placed Storm, who were favourites to win and the third placed Broncos, almost unbackable at $2.25 at one stage.

Captain Darren Lockyer kicked the field goal which sealed Melbourne’s fate, however it was make-shift hooker Shaun Berrigan who won the Clive Churchill medal for most outstanding player on the field.

September 29, 2006

52 new species of marine life were found off the coast of Papua, Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse locations on Earth. One species found is a shark that appears to walk on its fins.

The area is a home to more than 1,200 known species of fish. The Research Team, Conservation International, is concerned that the life is threatened by fishing using dynamite and cyanide. As of September 26, 11% of the area is being protected by the Indonesian government.

September 29, 2006

IBM/Lenovo has announced the voluntary recall of over 526,000 laptop batteries due to manufacturing defects causing a few batteries to catch fire. The defective batteries were manufactured by Sony. This is the fourth recall due to Sony batteries, with prior recalls by Dell, Apple, and Toshiba. The batteries in this recall are believed to be manufactured between February 2005 though September 2006. This recall comes after an incident in a Los Angeles Airport where an IBM/Lenovo laptop caught fire.

Related news

  • “Sony plans global replacement of laptop batteries” — Wikinews, September 29, 2006
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Staying Connected In The Field

  • Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:16 am

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A wide number of industries may take their employees into harsh conditions. This may include the military, oil workers, park rangers, and even some factories. While there are an number of protective equipment a worker can wear, their tools and portable devices can fall victim to a lot of abuse as well. Lesser quality items may not always withstand the trip, which can result in lost data that can make or break a company or project. When you need to rely on technology to perform properly in harsh conditions, be sure to invest in rugged portable computer systems only. These devices are specifically made to hold up in a wide range of conditions and deliver the data you need when you need it.

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High Heat and Dirty Conditions

Consumer electronics are not made to withstand harsh conditions, high heat, humidity, thumps and bumps, or much abuse. However, with many industrial and military applications, this is the norm. Rugged portable computer systems are made with this abuse in mind, and each device is crafted to withstand thumps and bumps, as well as being able to work at higher operating temperatures. Light duty home computer systems, laptops and tablets are not very good with the heat and many will fail or become extremely sluggish. When you want the data at your fingertips immediately, a rugged unit is a must. Dust can be one of the biggest downfalls for computer units. With their intake fans used to keep internal components cool, airborne particles can be sucked in and cause problems for the entire unit. With rugged systems, you may be able to find a fanless unit that is enclosed and perfect for use in high dust applications.

Stop Replacing Common Units

While it may seem like a money saver to begin with, purchasing a lower end unit may work fine for a while, but once you start really putting it through its paces you will soon find it needs replaced quickly. This will add up in cost and eventually surpass the price of a rugged portable computer system. For industries, military groups, and others who may be planning on using their computers in outdoor, dirty, hot or high moisture areas you will save more money in the long run by purchasing the rugged unit at the start. Consumer devices just won’t offer the same benefits you are searching for.

Don’t waste your time with low end consumer devices; turn to the rugged portable computer systems offered by PanelPCPro for all of your heavy duty industrial or military needs.

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  • Posted on June 14, 2018 at 1:14 am
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