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Monday, June 6, 2005 Apple Computer CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs gave his annual opening keynote to the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on Monday. He announced a seamless integration of podcasting with iTunes, and, to the amazement of many, that future Apple Macintosh computers will feature Intel processors. Jobs welcomed everyone to the event and announced that there were 3,800 attendees. There are 500 Apple engineers at what is their largest developers conference in the past decade. There are over 500,000 developers of Apple programs (apps). Jobs said that Apple has 109 retail stores, with one million visitors per week, creating over $500 million yearly in revenue. The Mac market share is up 82% from 9 months ago. Jobs then moved on to talk about a very anticipated announcement- Podcasting. Steve called podcasting “Wayne’s World for radio”. He called it the “hottest…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 The Walt Disney Company has finalized a US$7.4 billion deal to acquire its long-time partner Pixar in an all stock buy-out. The deal will make Steve Jobs, current Pixar and Apple CEO, Disney’s largest shareholder with about 7% (valued at over $3.5 billion) and a member of the board of directors. The merger was speculated all day Tuesday on the stock market and the announcement came just after trading closed for the day. Terms of the merger include Pixar’s John Lasseter becoming Disney’s new chief creative officer in charge of animation at the combined Disney-Pixar Animation Studios, as well as principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering, the unit of the company responsible for research and development of Disney theme parks worldwide. Jobs purchased what became Pixar for $10 million in 1986 from George Lucas’s computer animation division at Lucasfilm. Toy Story, its first feature film,…

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More On This Topic: Simple Loan Agreement Positions in law enforcement require an employee criminal background check. Even if you are only applying for a position answering phones, an employee criminal background check will be required. People that work in law enforcement have tremendous authority, so they must be worthy of the public trust. A police officer can detain a citizen on suspicion of a crime. While it is true that without evidence, the suspect will be released, detention can be embarrassing and have long term negative consequences for the person publicly detained. Police officers are in a position of such trust, that abusive behaviors can continue for years before they are detected. Because of the potential for abuse, all applicants are subject to an employee criminal background check. Unlike the background checks performed in many commercial industries, the law enforcement employee criminal background check is a fingerprint analysis. Online…

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Contents 1 Wikinews News Brief January 04, 2008 23:35 UTC 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Israeli troops kill 9 in Gaza 1.3 Georgian President faces election challenge 1.4 US unemployment hits two-year high 1.5 Israel plans crackdown on West Bank settlement outposts 1.6 Transaven Airlines plane carrying 14 people crashes off Venezuelan coast 1.7 Sportswriter Milt Dunnell dies at 102 1.8 2007 was particularly good year for aviation safety 1.9 U.S. Senator Dodd bows out of presidential race 1.10 Intel ends partnership with One Laptop Per Child program 1.11 British Investigators arrive in Pakistan to join Bhutto investigation 1.12 Disgorge bassist Ben Marlin dies from cancer 1.13 Egypt lets 2000 pilgrims through Rafah 1.14 Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis once again delayed 1.15 Study suggests hospitals are not the best place for cardiac arrest treatment 1.16 US dollar no longer accepted at Taj Mahal and other Indian historical sites 1.17 Footer [edit]…

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Friday, June 19, 2009 The University of Toronto SciNet Consortium went online yesterday with the IBM System x iDataPlex Supercomputer. U of T’s IBM System x is now the fastest computer outside of the United States, the largest Intel processor based IBM installation internationally and the twelfth most powerful globally. It will be used for a wide variety of operations, such as analysing climate change models, aerospace, astrophysics, genetics, bioinformatics, chemical physics, medical imaging research and other highly calculation-intensive tasks. The C$50 million dollar supercomputer can perform 300 trillion calculations per second and uses the equivalent amount of energy which would power 4,000 homes. The supercomputer will be cooled by outdoor winter air assisted by a water based cooling system during warmer summer months. The computer will provide computations for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that started preliminary experiments on September 10, 2008 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The LHC…

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Sunday, April 17, 2005 The body of Sarah Lunde, a missing 13-year-old Florida girl, was found very close to her home Saturday, authorities said. Lunde’s body was found by a search-and-rescue dog in an abandoned fish farm about a half-mile away from her home, according to David Gee, sheriff of Hillsborough County. Lunde had been missing since last Sunday from her home in Ruskin, a town to the south of Tampa. Gee said the body had a green cast on one arm, just as Sarah did. “The green cast is apparent,” he said. He also stated that the body had been in the water for a long period of time, and that an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of Lunde’s death. “The family is very distraught,” Gee added. According to CNN, David Onstott, 36, was charged late Saturday night with first-degree murder Gee said. “He is the…

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