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Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Santa Clara, CALIFORNIA — Computer vendor Sun Microsystems released on Tuesday the first offerings of its OpenSolaris operating system code for free, under a license which allows anyone to use or work on the code and distribute the changes they make.. The full operating system is expected to be released for download sometime in the second quarter of 2005. Following along with the system source code are 1,670 patents Sun will make available for use by open-source developers. Sun hopes to leverage greater innovation in software from the open source community, in return for allowing the code to be used without charge. “This is not an EOL (end of life) release. It’s a supercharged, turbocharged rocket launching,” Sun CEO Scott McNealy said. “No one else has done what we have just done.” The move follows a recent move by IBM to grant use of 500 patents…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 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. Macomb, New York Councilman Steve Burke took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Burke, an insurance adjuster and farmer, was elected councilman in Brookhaven, New York in 1979. He left the town after being accused and found not guilty of bribery in the 1980s. Since 1987 he has served as Macomb councilman off-and-on and currently holds the post. From 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to 2002 he worked as chairman of the Democratic Party of St. Lawrence County, New York. Among his many political campaigns, Burke unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1992 and recently attempted to run for U.S. Congress in 2014 but too many of his ballot…

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This is the category for Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, a Libyan convicted for the Lockerbie bombing. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 23 May 2012: Lockerbie convict Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi buried after dying at Libyan home 21 October 2009: Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi 2 September 2009: UK denies pressuring Scotland into Lockerbie release 20 August 2009: Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi released on compassionate grounds 18 August 2009: Lockerbie bombing appeal dropped 15 August 2009: Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi moves to drop Lockerbie bombing appeal 11 August 2009: Scotland denies bail to terminally ill man convicted of Lockerbie bombing 11 August 2009: Lockerbie convict’s family among protesters for justice in Edinburgh 21 December 2008: 20 years on: Lockerbie victims’ group head talks to Wikinews 25 June 2007: Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission to review Pan Am Flight 103 conviction From Wikinews, the free news source…

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More On This Topic: Website Developer Digital Agency Sydney By Ruth Wells Their college training prepares teachers to work with Beaver Cleaver yet Beavis and Butthead show up instead each day. While students have changed radically over the years, with youngsters being dramatically more misbehaved, unmotivated, challenging and troubled, teacher training has stayed pretty much the same. Experts at Washington State University have estimated that 80% of teacher training focuses on content: arithmetic, spelling, reading and so forth. Only 20% of teacher training focuses on “human factors” such as the misbehavior, apathy, and challenges that students face. Ask any teacher if they have ever had a day dominated by content problems, and they laugh at you. Ask any teacher: they’ll tell you that their day is dominated by those human factors– the misbehavior, apathy, disrespect, and so on. High stakes testing has made training zero in even more on content.…

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 Businesses remained closed for a second day on Wednesday in the Pakistani financial capital of Karachi, to mourn Raza Haider, a leading politician of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), assassinated on Monday. Nineteen people were killed on Tuesday in revenge killings, bringing the death toll to 49 over two days. Twenty-five shops and a number of vehicles including trucks and buses were burned in a series of arson attacks across the city. Haider was gunned down while attending a funeral near the centre of the city. An officer at the Nazimabad police station said “[t]he number of attackers and the mode of their transport are not clear, but initial investigations suggest that there were more than two people who came on a motorcycle and they were probably backed by armed men in a car. They first shot at the legislator’s guard Khalid Khan and then entered…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 US Olympic ice hockey silver medalist Molly Schaus returned to her hometown of Naperville, Illinois last weekend. Her travels culminated in a visit on Monday to Spring Brook Elementary School, where as a fourth-grader she set the goal of some day being an Olympian. Schaus’s dream was fulfilled this year during the Vancouver Winter Olympics, when she played for the US women’s ice hockey team and won a silver medal.  As she addressed and answered questions from students and teachers at the grade school, Schaus explained the large amount of work she had to invest to achieve her goals. The Chicago Daily Herald reports that “she has been practicing for three to four hours a day nearly every day for the past year.” She told the students to “make a dream and follow it because you never know what can happen and just have fun with it.”…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 The American satirist Stephen Colbert has announced that he will run for the Presidency of the United States. He made his announcement on his mock news show The Colbert Report. However, Colbert said that he would only run in his home state of South Carolina as a favorite son. He also said that he would represent both major political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. It is not known how far Colbert will go with his character during his electoral run. Colbert has hosted The Colbert Report, a spin-off to another satirical television series, The Daily Show, since its creation in 2005. “I didn’t have a job back then. I wonder what it was like to have a job back then. I am sure I could ask a dentist or a surgeon. He would know.” On the show he plays a right-wing political pundit, based on…

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More On This Topic: Phlebotomist Courses Reseda In a competitive professional world, anything you can do to improve your knowledge or skills gives you an edge. You may think that going back to school to get a certificate or degree isn’t feasible, but online classes offer a viable option. There are many reasons why online classes are so popular with today’s students. Flexible Schedules If you are studying to get yourreal estate license NY online, you don’t have to worry about whether you’re leaving your day job in time to make it to class. You can finish your workday without rushing and log in to your coursework at the time that best fits your schedule. You know the time of day you are most alert or have the fewest distractions better than anyone else. You can complete your work without putting off your career goals or family bonding. Online learning…

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Friday, November 7, 2008 Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, has opened a new terminal at Kabul International Airport. The US$35m (£22m) two-story structure was gifted by Japan as the old terminal building had become badly damaged by decades of war. Speaking at the event, attended by 150 Afghan and Japanese officials, Karzai expressed his gratitude for the building, saying “Afghanistan could not have made this terminal on its own for many years or without lots of effort.” The new terminal is built next to the original sixties building, which had been considered luxurious when new but has fallen into decline, especially after the 1979 Soviet invasion and the civil war which followed. Increasing numbers of military aircraft joined the commercial passenger planes, making Kabul International a frequent target of rocket attacks. It was in a poor state of repair, as well as outdated and in need of expansion, by the…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 “Localization of ‘SEMI Safety Guideline’”, executed by Safety and Health Technology Center of Taiwan (SAHTECH) and supervised by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), was announced today in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This localization included several fields on health and safety of semiconductor manufacturing, certification testing on electrical devices, evaluations on fire or natural diseases, and environmental issues on semiconductor manufacturing devices, etc.. Companies and manufacturers from the semiconductor industry also paid more attentions on this guideline because issues on carbon-savings, earthquakes, fire diseases, and environment-efficiencies were included into this guideline. This [safety] guideline was originally promoted by SEMI since 1975 and was set up according to industry infrastructures in Europe, America, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Currently, its standards from the S1 to S25 was completely ruled by several world-class executives in semiconductor industry, and the S26 standard for FPD industry, proposed in Taiwan, was also in several…

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