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Moon water possibly originated from comets, data shows

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Data from recent detailed analyses of samples collected on NASA Apollo moon missions, released Sunday, show that Lunar water may originate from comets that collided with the moon early in its geologic history.

A team of astrophysicists led by James Greenwood of Wesleyan University in Connecticut analyzed samples collected on the Apollo 11, 12, 14, and 17 missions and found that the chemical properties of traces of lunar water in these samples differ from water typical of Earth.

“The values of deuterium/hydrogen (D/H) that we measure in apatite in the Apollo rock samples”, Greenwood told Space.com, “is clearly distinguishable from water from the Earth, mitigating against this being some sort of contamination on Earth.” Greenwood and his team of researchers studied in particular the variations of hydrogen in the mineral apatite.

The newfound data show that the chemical properties of water in the apatite samples resemble data from the comets Hale-Bopp, Halley, and Hyakutake, suggesting that the water present on the moon could have originated from these comets or others.

According to Greenwood, the results of this study could also provide evidence as to the origin of water on Earth.

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  • Explore The Diverse Options In Photo Booths For A Wedding In New York

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    The idea of photo booths for a wedding in New York makes perfect sense and is actually one of the trendiest activities at modern weddings. Yet, as is so often the case with trends, there are lots of options and variations in photo booths for a wedding in New York. There are easy to use stand-up stations that might feature a backdrop or even be designed like classic photo booths. There are also those old-fashioned booths that are designed on the classic free-standing booths that once appeared in pharmacies, amusement parks and other spots.

    There are also luxuriously large photo booths that can accommodate a group without also making them look like sardines in a can, and there are more modern systems with green screens, slow-motion photography, flip-book photography, video options, and more. What they all seem to share in common is the fact that they spit out a series of entertaining or even flattering images of your guests or attendees.

    These serve as wonderful mementos for them to take home, but they are also often recorded and made available to you in order to have unique images of the day. Some of the best providers of photo booths for a wedding in New York will also have lots of fun add-ons or options. These can include frames or strips that feature custom logos. For example, you might use a seashell theme for your wedding or a specific graphic and color scheme. The individual photo strips can be printed with the logo or design elements.

    You can also have something like a scrapbook station where guests can paste strips of photos and write personal messages, enabling you (or the couple) to take home a wonderful, instant collection of memories of the day.

    There are even options for photo booths for a wedding in New York to have social media uploads. Imagine how exciting it will be for family and friends far away or unable to attend to see pictures of the event in real time on a site like Facebook!

    If you want a photo booth at your wedding, but you want something beyond the ordinary or the expected, turn to the team at Photo Booth Rentals By ISH Events. With an astonishing range of options, they can ensure your wedding photos are comprehensive, unique and fun. Get in touch using our online contact form or phoning 888-340-9190.

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    Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd sees net profits jump 67%

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    Monday, May 2, 2005

    Swiss cement firm Holcim Ltd. today reported that net profits jumped by 67% in the first quarter. The company which has operations in over 70 countries revealed that first quarter profits were 169m Swiss francs (€110m; US$141m) up from 101m Swiss Francs last year.

    Despite what appears to be a large rise in profits, sales actually fell to 2.7bn Swiss francs — a drop of 1.1 percent. The jump in net profits was largely due to a change in accountancy methods. Operating profits rose just 10% to 411m Swiss francs. This small rise in operating profits was largely due to a major price increase in mature markets such as the US, enabled by strong demand in the marketplace.

    Holcim was founded in 1912 in Holderbank, Canton Aargau, Switzerland. Today it employs 46,000 people worldwide and produces over 145m tons of cement annually. It has has recently acquired British- based Aggregate Industries PLC, and gained a controlling interest in India’s No. 2 cement player, Associated Cement Companies Ltd.

    Holcim Ltd. is the world’s second-largest cement maker, beaten in size only by Lafarge, a French giant which employs over 77,000 people and sold almost US$20bn worth of building materials last year.

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    Apple introduces iPhone and Apple TV

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 10th, 2018

    Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    Apple Inc. today has introduced the much-anticipated iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco.

    The iPhone is claimed to be “a revolutionary mobile phone” as stated on the Apple website. The device appears to be running a mobile version of the Apple operating system Mac OSX. It is approximately the same size as a 5th generation iPod, it has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display that is used to access all features of the phone including number dial, as well as making phone calls. The iPhone plays music, movies, displays pictures and is able to connect to a wireless network.

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the device by walking onto the stage and taking the iPhone out of his jeans pocket. During his 2 hour speech he stated that “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone, We are going to make history today”.

    Today Apple also released their Media Center device – Apple TV. It will directly compete with Microsoft’s Media Center operating system. Apple has taken a different approach to the media center market; rather than storing content (such as movies, music and photos) on the device, Apple TV connects to a computer (Mac and Windows) over a wirless network connection and plays all content stored on that computer. This makes it substantially easier for users to organize their media content.

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    Portuguese Air Force Merlin helicopters enter service

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 10th, 2018

    Saturday, February 4, 2006

    On Friday the 3rd, the Portuguese Air Force started to operate eight EH101 Merlin helicopters, replacing the old French made Puma helicopters; which have had more than 30 years of service, first used during the Portuguese Colonial War.

    After the war, the Puma were used in missions of search and rescue,transport of patients and evacuation missions, and also assisted the USAF in recovery of NASA‘s Space Shuttles.

    Twelve Merlin have been purchased; in three different models: six SAR (for use with Search & Rescue), four in CSAR (for deployment of troops to zones out of the country) and two in SIFICAP (for Fisheries Control).

    The Merlin is capable of carrying more than 3 tons, its maximum speed is 309 km/h and it has a range of 1390 km. The Merlin is the helicopter used for the transportation of the president of the United States George W. Bush and other VIP’s.

    Four Puma operating in the Azores and in Madeira will continue in service, for the next few months, until the last four Merlin CSAR helicopters are delivered. The air force is currently considering using these four onboard a future logistic support ship. (LPD)

    A ceremony was held at the Air Base of Montijo, attending was Portuguese minister of National Defence, Luís Amado. He said during the ceremony that the old Puma might be converted for civilian protection missions, such as fire fighting.

    “The Government will decide the future of the Puma helicopters on the board of appreciation that is being done with other sectors of the Government, namely the Ministry of Internal Administration, in the possibility of the Puma being adapted for other missions, for example on the scope of the civilian protection”.

    The Merlin, was purchased in 2001 by the Government of António Guterres. The two first helicopters arrived in February 11 of last year, being held in February 24 an official ceremony in the Montijo Air Base, attending both the president of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio, and the then minister of National Defense, Paulo Portas.

    They have cost the Portuguese Government 446 million, (approximately US$536 million). This deal has given €60 million in counterparts, relatively in orders of production in the workshops of OGMA. It’s expected that this sum will grow to almost a total of €315 million.

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    Schwarzenegger endorses McCain for U.S. Presidency

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 9th, 2018

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his support for Arizona Senator John McCain‘s presidential bid Thursday morning.

    Schwarzenegger called McCain “a great American hero and an extraordinary leader” and praised him for his ability to cross party lines. “I think Senator McCain has proven over and over again that he is reaching across the aisle to get things done,” Schwarzenegger said.

    Also present was former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who recently dropped out of the race and pledged to support McCain.

    “This is a man who is moving us into our future,” Giuliani said. “He understands how to do it and also understands how to keep us safe in a time of peril.”

    Schwarzenegger said he also admires Giuliani and only decided to endorse McCain after Giuliani had dropped out.

    “It’s all Rudy’s fault. Both of them are friends of mine and this is why I really didn’t want to endorse anybody,” Schwarzenegger said.

    The announcement came at a solar panel factory. McCain used this as an opportunity to discuss his views on greenhouse gas emissions and environmental technology, which have come under criticism from others in the Republican Party.

    “We don’t have to have increased costs to Americans,” McCain said. “In fact, with the development of green technologies, we can have reduced costs to the American consumer with the development of new technologies.”

    California is one of the 24 states whose primary will be held on February 5, also known as Super Tuesday. Nearly 15% of the delegates needed to receive the Republican nomination will come from California. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were also campaigning in the state on Thursday.

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    German intelligence participated in U.S. bombing of Iraq, media alleges

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 9th, 2018

    Friday, January 13, 2006

    The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) helped the U.S. military during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, ARD‘s Panorama magazine and the Los Angeles Times concordantly reported on Thursday.

    According to their information, two agents of the BND stayed in Baghdad during the war even after the German embassy was evacuated on March 17, 2003. A former “high-ranking official” in the U.S. Department of Defense told Panorama that the agents helped to track down targets throughout the Iraqi capital for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as they didn’t have enough reliable sources in Baghdad. A BND official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that there was “no dumbness between the BND and DIA” during that time and that it was part of the BND’s “job” in Iraq to identify “non targets” like hospitals or embassies. He said this was authorized by the chancellor’s office.

    The Pentagon informant of Panorama however said that the German agents were much more involved. A common saying during the war was supposedly: “Do we have anything from the Germans?” According to him, they drove to a restaurant in Mansur district of Baghdad on April 6th where Saddam Hussein was assumed to be dining. The BND agents reported back to the DIA that many Mercedes cars were parking there. As those cars were presumed to be of Saddam Hussein, the U.S. military conducted an air strike on the location. Hussein escaped, but twelve civilians were killed.

    The BND confirmed that two of its agents operated in Iraq during the war but denied all other reports. A spokesperson told Panorama that it’s agency “did not provide target information or target coordinates to the warfaring parties.” The intelligence committee of the Bundestag exculpated the BND. Its chair Norbert Röttgen said that the in secret sitting committee, controlled by government parties, concluded with two-third majority that there are no indications that the agents aided the U.S. in selecting targets.

    German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called the accusations “schizophrenic” while opposition parties are demanding an parliamentary investigation committee. And during a visit of German chancellor Merkel to the White House, U.S. president Bush said in a response to a reporter’s question whether he knew anything about the allegations: “The truth of the matter is, the Chancellor brought this up this morning. I had no idea what she was talking about. The first I heard of it was this morning, truthfully”.

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    Custom T Shirts The Best Way To Stand Out In A Fashion Infested World

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    Forget the days when all everyone wanted was to feel like they belonged. That does not seem to apply in today’s generation anymore. Now, a growing number of people are adopting a completely new strategy: they now want to stand out. They don’t want to be the same as everyone else anymore. And one tool they’re using to play with this objective is fashion. This is why the fashion world these days can be quite fickle, and also why custom t-shirts are currently the biggest fashion hits.

    Now these are garments that allow you to set your creative side free. You can do anything with these shirts. Combine different colors, fabrics, styles, and patterns, with a design that shouts your personality in every possible way. Most of the shops offer different types of shirts in all possible colors and shades too. Available options include basic round neck tees, collared tees, full-sleeved shirts, dress shirts, tank tops, and so on.

    And the best thing is that they’re so easy to avail of. They’re so cheap and they’re now widely available from hundreds of online shops that offer to print them for you. Yes, they’re the latest craze in ecommerce; this means you can design and order custom t-shirts from home! These online shops offer easy tools for designing and customizing your shirt, so you don’t have to be adept in the graphics field to be able to come up with your own custom t-shirt. You can just choose from available cliparts and graphics, and mix and match to come up with your own special artwork. But of course, you have the option to choose any of the designs or to provide your own, or perhaps even a photo of you. You may also add messages or jokes or catchy phrases if you want. There are absolutely no restrictions, so you will probably spend hours designing your ideal shirt – or shirts, for that matter.

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    No matter what you do, you can be sure that your t-shirt will be really unique. If you have some questions to ask or if you need help designing your t-shirt, these ecommerce sites also offer their help and assistance online.

    Custom tees have become highly appealing to consumers of all ages that companies have discovered their way into the secret. They are now considered as one of the most common and most appreciated corporate giveaways for employees and customers. Don’t you love it if someone is walking around in a shirt with your brand name on it? A lot of people will see the shirt and it’s instant exposure for your business. You can even put messages on it so you can give consumers instant information about your latest products. Advertisers are loving custom t-shirts as much as the fashion-crazed individuals do, and this also has a lot to do with the low costs of these shirts. These are advertising tools that go a long way without requiring much expense.

    Go and order your custom t-shirt now. They usually deliver within a week and are very affordable that even teenagers with limited allowances can easily get a wardrobe they won’t be embarrassed about but one that their friends will surely envy. So you don’t have to spend a lot or wait a long time to be able to stand out in your very own customized t-shirt!

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    Sony refreshes VAIO brand for business and entertainment

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 8th, 2018

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    From the middle of July, Sony Corporation refreshed their senior laptop brand VAIO from “Video Audio Integrated Operation” to “Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer”. According to Sony Taiwan Limited, this refreshment is an attempt to relocate the laptop consuming market for business and entertainment factors.

    In the “VAIO Experience 2008” press conference in Europe, Sony promoted their new product series for different populations including BZ for business, FW for home entertainment, Z for ultra-slim, and SR for complex applications.

    Different with past series, Sony added “Clear Bright” screening technology for high-definition display, and “full-carbon production” features. BD-burning and Intel Centrino 2 processing technologies will be featured in all the new models. For security issue, Sony also embedded fingerprint system to prevent personal data to be stolen. Continued from TZ series, innovative designs including “Green Power Button”, “Situational Switch” are also added in newly-launched series.

    “Due to consuming market differences, Sony only promoted BZ series in Europe and America but not included Asia. Although the TICA Show in Taipei will be different, functionality will be the greatest issue when a consumers choose a notebook [computer] before buying.” addressed by executives from Sony Taiwan Limited, during the “VAIO Experience 2008” press conference in Taiwan.

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    Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

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    Posted in Uncategorized | December 8th, 2018

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the broadcast before marching to Chifley Square.

    Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), said that under the changes many working conditions would be under threat, including “penalty rates, public holidays, overtime pay, control over rostered hours, shift penalties, even 4 weeks annual leave.” The government has claimed, despite various expert assesment to the contrary, and opposition from major Australian religious and charity organisations and some concern from its own backbench, that the IR changes will improve the economy and ultimately benefit workers, and dismissed the protests as having “little effect”.

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