Monthly Archives: December 2011

Australia Bids Goodbye to Tough Year – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Australia Bids Goodbye to Tough YearWall Street JournalAP Fireworks exploded over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House at the start of the new year in Australia. SYDNEY—Glittering fireworks in the shapes of butterflies, hearts and a cascading … Continue reading

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Uninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care (AP)

AP – The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn’t need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon. Yahoo! News: Technology News

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Alex Ferguson fuming at Blackburn defeat

ALEX FERGUSON was left seething as Rovers stunned Man United at Old Trafford Sport RSS feed

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Syrian Opposition Groups Unite to Chart Path to Democracy – Voice of America

Globe and Mail Syrian Opposition Groups Unite to Chart Path to DemocracyVoice of AmericaDecember 31, 2011 Syrian Opposition Groups Unite to Chart Path to Democracy VOA News Two of Syria's largest opposition groups are uniting to map out a path … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley Moving from CalMail to Google Apps (NewsFactor)

NewsFactor – A major university has decided to migrate to Google Apps for Education as its cloud-based email and calendar provider. The decision by the University of California at Berkeley represents a substantial victory for Google’s cloud-based platform in its … Continue reading

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Manchester United 2 Blackburn 3

ROVERS shock United to claim all three points and spoil Alex Ferguson’s birthday Sport RSS feed

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Multicultural hotpot – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald Multicultural hotpotSydney Morning HeraldAs the local member for Cabramatta, Newman had spent years attacking what he referred to as Asian gangs, tight-knit Vietnamese crime groups he claimed operated outside Australian law, using his suburb as a staging … Continue reading

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Arab League observer ‘concern’ at Syria snipers – BBC News

BBC News Arab League observer 'concern' at Syria snipersBBC NewsArab League observers have expressed concern about government snipers firing at Syrian protesters from rooftops, reports say. Violence in Syria has continued unabated despite the monitors' mission to assess the situation … Continue reading

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1983 Apple prototype pictures show iPhone ancestor (Digital Trends)

Digital Trends – Here’s a nice little bit of Apple trivia for you. Apple’s first touchscreen technically wasn’t the 2007 launched iPhone. The company had apparently designed a prototype of a touchscreen landline phone back in the 1980s. Yahoo! News: Technology … Continue reading

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Hong Kong on avian flu alert

Man in China dies of avian flu just days after Hong Kong slaughters thousands of chickens Financial Times – Asia homepage

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