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PreTeen Mob Needlessly Kill Man 2007-07-31

Posted by clype in Intolerance.
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‘The Old Bailey Court’ heard that Mr Ernest Norton (67) was playing cricket on an outdoor pitch with his 17-year-old son James at ‘Erith Leisure Centre’ in south-east London in February 2006 when up to 15 youths aged between 10 and 13 gathered at the fence and began shouting abuse.

Mr. David Fisher QC, prosecuting, said the five accused — who deny manslaughter and violent disorder — were jointly responsible for the death. (more…)

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Office Printers Health Hazard 2007-07-31

Posted by clype in Health, Science.
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The humble office printer can damage lungs in much the same way as smoke particles from cigarettes, and scientific researchers from ‘The Queensland University of Technology‘ want companies to ensure that printers are based in well-ventilated areas so that particles disperse, and demand governments start regulating these kinds of emissions.

  • They say some printers should come with a health warning. (more…)

Nifty Ifti 2007-07-16

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Glasgow, Money, Scotland, Statistics.
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‘Diginett Ltd.’ is a cell phone firm run that has turned over as much as the drinks giant ‘Barr’, biscuit firm ‘Tunnocks’, ‘Rangers’ and ‘Celtic’ COMBINED, grossing 281 million GBP in a year, with profits rising from just 668 GBP to 492 465 GBP. But there’s a cloud hanging over this company… (more…)

Prince and The New Music Business 2007-07-07

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Humanities, Money, Statistics.
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In his autobiography, Miles Davis wrote that Prince was the only musician in the world capable of moving music forward.

Davis was referring to musical prowess, but he may as well have been talking about Prince’s business acumen, as evidenced by his upcoming album give-away — the latest in a long series of innovative manoeuvres (more…)

Tax Error Taking Too Much from a Million People 2007-07-05

Posted by clype in Money.
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About one million people are paying the wrong amount of tax because of errors in processing by ‘HM Revenue & Customs’ (‘The HMRC’), ‘The National Audit Office'(‘The NAO’) said on Friday in its report to parliament entitled ‘Accuracy in Processing Income Tax’. (more…)