Monday, September 08, 2008
One Hit News
A fascinating article:
...buried beneath this bucolic Swiss canton and extending well into France is the biggest traffic circle of them all: the 27-kilometer-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator ever built, set to come online Sept. 10. The launch of the multibillion-euro machine is expected to receive much fanfare, including live coverage on Eurovision.
Rather than avoiding collisions, the LHC exists for one reason: to smash subatomic particles together as fast as we can and as hard as we can, to see what happens next.
Alice, short for “A Large Ion Collider Experiment,” is one of several gigantic experiments arrayed along the length of the LHC’s track[.]
Garlic festival had legal right to ban bikers. Courthouse News:
The city of Gilroy, Calif., and the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association cannot be held liable for booting members of a motorcycle gang from the city's garlic festival for wearing vests with their club insignia, the 9th Circuit ruled.
A festival security officer, intent on enforcing the unofficial dress code, asked the men to take off their vests. When the riders refused, the officer refunded their admission fees and ousted them from the festival.
...the full circuit court ruled 6-5 that neither the festival association nor the city could be held liable, because the association is not a state actor, and the city merely enforced a private entity's rights.
Uncle Sam Adopts Fan and Freddie. WSJ.com:
The U.S. Treasury announced a plan Sunday that provides as much as $200 billion of new capital plus new credit lines for the country's main suppliers of funds for home loans, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and puts the two companies under management control of their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA.
Post Office logo redesign price tag is $55 million. Aftenposten:
Norway’s most left-wing party, Rødt, criticises the authorities for using money on the project.
Posten is spending NOK 300 million (USD 55 million) this year to change its logo.
Hurricane Ike targets south Florida. AFP
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Teachers asked to monitor students for political or religious extremism. Copenhagen Post:
Copenhagen teachers will be educated in how to spot religious or political extremism in their students as part of a new council initiative.
The anti-radicalisation program will run for the next two years, in an effort to reduce the number of Copenhagen's youths being drawn into an extremist environment.
More than 800 teachers will be trained to spot the signs of extremism and a hotline will be set up so they can discuss their concerns and suspicions with a professional.
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Okay, This story has a conflicting image or the story is missing something. Life In Italy:
Nine switchboard operators who promised to strip on Friday in a bid to get their jobs back[.]
The ladies stripped behind a white sheet. Only nine of the 11 ladies sacked by Legnano hospital at the end of their contract showed up for the event at a local theatre.
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Ferrari going after Formula One title. Life In Italy:
Ferrari hopes team-work will again see them come from behind and grab the Formula One title - even if it's the other team-mate this time round.
After Spa the F1 circus travels to Italy on September 14, Singapore on September 28, Japan on October 12, China on October 19 and Brazil on November 2.
Although, I do agree that global warming is happening, it's ridiculous to say that the planet has a fever as if it were a living creature. Maybe it is though. There are weirder things out there.
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