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CACM Reports: A Report Card on the One Laptop Per Child Initiative; June Issue Also Examines Role of Computer Science in Serving the Developing World

May 26, 2009 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Technology, Assignment editorsNEW YORK, May 26 (AScribe Newswire) -- The June cover story of Communications of the ACM (CACM) (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2009/6) traces the journey of the One Laptop per Child initiative, which was planned to create a $100 PC as a teaching tool for...

Ferre and Damiani announce cooperation, EU

May 26, 2009 10:05 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — The Gianfranco Ferre fashion house, which suffered the death of its founder and the bankruptcy of its holding company in the span of two years, said Tuesday it was starting a jewelry line to be produced by Damiani as part of its relaunching efforts.Flashier runway pieces will debut at...

US, Canadian officials sign law enforcement pact, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 10:05 am | by JEFF KAROUB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The United States and Canada adopted an agreement Tuesday to allow law enforcement authorities of both nations to share personnel and cross the border more easily to fight human, drug and weapon smuggling on waterways that separate them.Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano...

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Koppers shares climb after analyst boosts EPS view, APFN

May 26, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Kopper Holdings Inc. rose after an analyst raised the company's full-year profit estimate on expectations that strength in its railroad crosstie orders will offset near-term challenges.The maker of carbon compounds and treated wood products saw its stock climb $1.79, or...

Annual citizenship program is at hand, SD

May 26, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The weeklong government exercise called Boys State will begin Monday for students who will be high school seniors in fall.Boys State at Northern State University in Aberdeen will draw about 428 delegates.The June 1-6 event gives students practical experience at running...

HL:Linear Gold acquires Goldfields development project in Saskatchewan@

May 26, 2009 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HALIFAX — Linear Gold Corp. (TSX:LRR), a junior Halifax-based mineral developer, says it has signed a definitive purchase and sale deal with GLR Resources Inc. to acquire a 100 per cent interest in the Goldfields project near Uranium City, Sask.Under the deal, announced Tuesday, Linear will pay GLR...

Jamaican gangs target Americans with lottery scams, CB

May 26, 2009 9:58 am | by MIKE MELIA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Americans sent more than $30 million to this Caribbean island last year to claim winnings in a Jamaican lottery. The trouble is there was no such contest.Scam artists are making Jamaica a new center for internationally known lottery schemes, aiding a network of violent...

Company Puts PCB Layout Quoting & Ordering Online

May 26, 2009 9:56 am | News | Comments

Screaming Circuits has introduced PCB Layout quoting as another online tool to help simplify prototype development and sourcing. Its new online layout quote calculator asks for the number of components, nets and nodes, and then provides an immediate quote for pc board layout.  

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HL:Mega Brands faces new challenge as Wal-Mart cuts toy shelf space in the U.S.@

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by Ross Marowits@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Mega Brands Inc. (TSX:MB) will be fighting to preserve shelf space at one of its largest customers as Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) cuts shelf space for toys by half in hundreds of U.S. stores to focus on products with higher volumes and margins, an analyst says.The change is designed to allocate...

Master armorer brings myth to life, AK

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by DEBRA McKINNEYAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Outside his studio, puttering about in the yard, Virgil England seems like any other guy -- trimming a tree, tending to his perennials, trying to get his Bernese mountain dog to quit barking as if she's about to take somebody's leg off.But inside his Anchorage studio, once...

Sector Snap: Airline shares mixed, APFN

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline shares were mixed in afternoon trading Tuesday, despite a rally in the broader market.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 200 points by early afternoon, after the Conference Board said consumer sentiment in May hit its highest level since September.Investors...

Schwarzenegger details $5.5B in additional cuts, 4th Ld, CA

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by SAMANTHA YOUNG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing $5.5 billion in additional cuts to help close a $21.3 billion state deficit.The Schwarzenegger administration on Tuesday released details of the deeper cuts after California voters defeated last week's special election ballot measures. The...

HL:Hillier denies making policy on the fly; vows to abolish harmonized sales tax@

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by Keith Leslie@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Randy Hillier denied he was making up policy on the fly Tuesday after he vowed to abolish the harmonized sales tax set to take effect next year.The merger of the eight per cent Ontario sales tax with the five per cent goods and services...

Wyo. ad blitz targets TV, Internet, 1st Ld-Writethru, WY

May 26, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming tourism promoters are using television and online advertisements in hopes of enticing potential tourists to the state.Diane Shober, director of Wyoming Travel and Tourism, said her agency increased television advertisements and its online presence through social...

FASTSIGNS(R) News: Doing More and Spending Less Using Signage

May 26, 2009 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.fastsigns.com () —These days it seems everything associated with running a business is getting more expensive, from office space to health care coverage, yet the economy is forcing all of us to do more with less money. Businesses often overlook one form of advertising that is both...

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