Payment pending; Canadian recording industry set for six billion penalties?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 A report published last week in the Toronto Star by Professor Michael Geist of Canada’s University of Ottawa claims a copyright case under the Class Proceedings Act of 1992 may see the country’s largest players in the music industry facing upwards of C$6 billion in penalties. The case is being led […]

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British Gas to increase electricity, gas prices

Sunday, July 10, 2011 British-based utility company Centrica, which holds ownership of British Gas, has announced its intentions to increase the prices of domestic electricity and gas later this year. On August 18, 2011, the company plans to raise the costs of gas and electrical supplies by eighteen and sixteen per cent, respectively. According to […]

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Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean

Thursday, June 23, 2011 NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft has discovered evidence for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft’s direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the journal […]

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NYC students attempt to revive stoop culture

Saturday, February 17, 2007 A trio of freshmen at a New York design school say that residents aren’t taking advantage of a valuable and countless resource found all around the world: stoops. In Sit Here, a campaign inspired by a recent class project, Sarah Feldman, Chelsea Briganti and Essence Rodriguez are using fliers placed around […]

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Wikinews Shorts: April 9, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007. Contents 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel The New Zealand Police […]

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Chula Vista, California becomes model for blight control laws in the US

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The San Diego, California suburb of Chula Vista has responded to the recent housing crisis with an aggressive blight control ordinance that compels lenders to maintain the appearance of vacant homes. As foreclosures increase both locally and throughout the United States, the one year old ordinance has become a model for […]

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