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Jun 6, 2012

LATEST World News, Jun 06, 2012

IOC to Live Stream London 2012 in 64 Territories on its YouTube Channel
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it will live stream the London 2012 Olympic Games in 64 territories on the IOC's channel on YouTube (PRWEB) June 06, 2012The International Olympic Committee ...
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USA TODAY News, Jun 06, 2012

Sandusky jury may be seated later today
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY BELLEFONTE, Pa. – A jury could be seated as early as today in the child sex-abuse trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as lawyers continued their questioning of prospective panel ...
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PETITION SITE - Success! Student Suspended For Anti-Bullying Video Is Back In School, Jun 06, 2012

Success! Student Suspended For Anti-Bullying Video Back In School

 "Jessica Barba, the 15-year-old student who was suspended for five days after creating an anti-bullying video about a fictional 12-year-old girl who commits suicide, was able to return to Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY, on Thursday. According to NBC News, the suspension has been erased from her record after a meeting with school officials"

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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, Jun 06, 2012

Miss Universe New Zealand may be stripped of title as she is not a citizen
FOX 4 News
Pageant director Val Lott said she told judges not to let 22-year-old Avianca Bohm win the competition, after allowing her to enter as it would boost her confidence, The New Zealand Heraldreported. Bohm, a blonde bombshell who represented the Auckland ...
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NEW ZEALAND Ski News, Jun 06, 2012

Qantas in a skiing snow job to promote New Zealand
The Daily Telegraph
AUSTRALIA'S ski industry is furious the country's national airline Qantas has signed a $4 million partnership to help promote New Zealand. Already facing fierce competition from New Zealandthanks to cheap flights and a strong Australian dollar, ...
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AUSTRALIA Ski News, Jun 06, 2012

Australian incentive groups temped by Vail
By JAMES WILKINSON With cheap lift passes, a high Australian Dollar and better flights connections, the United States ski town of Vail should see record numbers of incentive groups fromAustralia for the upcoming northern hemisphere winter.
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LONDON OLYMPICS News, Jun 06, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games to Benefit from Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
MarketWatch (press release)
RALEIGH, NC, Jun 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alexander Dennis (ADL), the UK's largest bus and coach manufacturer, has announced that Traffilog, a leading web-based telematics provider, will be installed in their public service vehicles in time for the ...
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VENUS Transit World News, Jun 06, 2012

Silhouetted Venus reminder of solar system's size By The Associated Press...
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Filtering the sun's light to a miniscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers over the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth's closest star, an extremely rare spectacle that served as a reminder of how tiny our planet really ...
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ANDERS BREIVIK News, Jun 06, 2012

Norwegian far-right says Breivik correct to fear Muslims
The Daily Star
The court had hoped to deliver a verdict before the first anniversary of Breivik's attack, but said a ruling may not come before Aug. 24. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 06, 2012, on page 10.
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ITALY Earthquake News, Jun 06, 2012

Italian Earthquake Damage Reaches 4 Billion Euros
By Chiara Vasarri on June 06, 2012 The two earthquakes that hit northernItaly last month caused more than 4 billion euros in economic damage, Gaetano Maccaferri, president of employer lobby Confindustria for the Emilia Romagna region, ...
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BLOOMBERG News, Jun 06, 2012

Soft drinks' fizz went flat even before NYC ban plan
By Martha C. White Even if New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's quest to limit the sale of soda and other sugary drinks has a positive impact on city residents' waistlines, it probably won't hurt the heavyweights of the soft drink market.
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OPINIONS, Jun 06, 2012

Belmont Stakes 2012: Early Analysis And Pre-Draw Thoughts
SB Nation
... Belmont Stakes won't be finalized until Wednesday, June 6 th when the entries and post positions are drawn, but we have a good enough idea of what the field is going to ultimately look like that we can start to form a few handicapping opinions.
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NASA News, Jun 06, 2012

McDonnell Douglas Phase B 12-Man Space Station (1970)
Wired News
NASA had performed internal Phase A space station studies almost since it opened its doors in October 1958. If NASA had had its way, a space station would have preceded Apollo's reach for the moon. President John F. Kennedy's May 1961 call for a man on ...
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SOCCER News, Jun 06, 2012

FC Barcelona Announces Youth Soccer Camp Dates in the US
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
FC Barcelona Announces Youth Soccer Camp Dates in Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland, Seattle, San Antonio and New York. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 In April, FC Barcelona annouced that they were to run their official FCB Escola camps in several ...
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DISCOVERIES News, Jun 06, 2012

Physicist and Entrepreneur Dr. Stephen Quake Honored with $500000 Lemelson-MIT ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Quake is being recognized for his revolutionary work in drug discovery, genome analysis and personalized medicine. He will accept the prestigious award and present his accomplishments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the Lemelson-MIT ...
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DIED, Jun 06, 2012

Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies
Palm Beach Post
By AP | Arts and Culture, Deaths | June 06, 2012 Ray Bradbury, who wrote everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor, died Tuesday in Southern California. He was 91. (AP file photo) By JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES — Ray Bradbury, ...
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CBC World News, Jun 06, 2012

Government has plan in place in case of second recession, Harper tells CBC
By The Canadian Press | June 05, 2012 OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning that Europe is running out of time to fix its debt problems, but his government has prepared "contingency plans" just in case Canada is forced to contend with a ...
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BEST Anything, Jun 06, 2012

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Nate'n Al/
Sacramento Bee
By Nate'n Al BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2012 -- In the news release, Nate'n Al Top Dining Pick at LA, issued 05-Jun-2012 by Nate'n Al over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Nate'n Al Top Dining Pick at LAX" ...
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BARACK OBAMA News, Jun 06, 2012

Michelle Obama does Letterman's Top 10 list
... image made from video and provided by Worldwide Pants, Inc., first Lady Michelle Obama presents the "Top Ten Fun Facts About Gardening," from the Map Room at the White House in Washington. The taped segment will air on the Tuesday, June 5, 2012, ...
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AL JAZEERA News, Jun 06, 2012

Uncertainty Abounds Around Elections and Federalism
This game of shadows and mirrors borders on the surreal, given that the elections' scheduled date, June 19th, is less than two weeks away. In early May, there were cryptic tweets from Al-Jazeera's correspondent Omar al-Saleh suggesting that the deputy ...
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ABC World News, Jun 06, 2012

Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen
ABC News
By JOSH HASKELL | Good Morning America – Tue, Jun 5, 201212:54 AM EDT Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen (ABC News)A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen aerosol spray on ...
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UNIVERSITY of Rochester - Predicting Your Future Location Years in Advance, Jun 06, 2012

University of Rochester computer scientist Adam Sadilek has developed a system that can, under certain conditions, predict the location of an individual years in advance. The breakthrough is possible, in part, because of the wide and growing adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones. Almost 50% of the U.S. population now carries a GPS device of some sort, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Sadilek evaluated a large dataset consisting of 703 subjects (carrying GPS devices) over a variety of different time periods and collected more than 30,000 daily samples.
"While your location in the distant future is in general highly independent of your recent location, as we will see, it is likely to be a good predictor of your location exactly one week from now. Therefore, we view long-term prediction as a process that identifies strong motifs and regularities in subjects’ historical data, models their evolution over time, and estimates future locations by projecting the patterns into the future," Sadilek writes.
The system, called Far Out, could be used to map future traffic congestion, disease spread, and electricity demand. - Swarming and transporting, Jun 06, 2012

 "On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks. Researchers intend to put this „swarm intelligence“ to use in the logistics field. Lots of autonomous transport shuttles would provide an alternative to traditional materials-handling technology."
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CHILE SKI News, Jun 06, 2012

Eye of the Condor returns
On Tuesday, Chile's Ski La Parva announced the return of Sony Eye of the Condor, a weeklong film and photo competition that first took place last year. The event will return July 27 to Aug. 4. In addition to sponsors Sony, Subaru Chile and Delta ...
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