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Archive for February 25th, 2009

US recession ‘may last into 2010′

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington on Tuesday.

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke has warned Congress that without the right policies from the government, the US recession could last into 2010.

But he said if the Obama administration and the central bank can restore some measure of financial stability, 2010 could be a year of recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Failure hits Nasa’s ‘CO2 hunter’

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Nasa announces technical failure shortly after blast-off

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Nasa’s first dedicated mission to measure carbon dioxide from space has failed following a rocket malfunction.

Officials said the fairing – the part of the rocket which covers the satellite on top of the launcher – did not separate properly. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Man In Black’ Took Haleigh Cummings, Brother Told Police

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

 

3_61_021109_missing_haleigh4Haleigh Cummings’ little brother told police a man dressed all in black snuck into her room and snatched the 5-year-old Florida girl from her bed, a TV news Web site reported.

Crystal Sheffield, the children’s mother, said Haleigh’s father Ronald Cummings, Jr. and her son recounted the same story to her. Read the rest of this entry »

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No! Not the game consoles…!

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Game consoles ’cause skin sores’

Playing Playstation
Excessive use of consoles may cause physical problems

A new skin disorder caused by use of games consoles has been identified by skin specialists.

The condition, dubbed PlayStation palmar hidradenitis, is described in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Researchers outline the case of a 12-year-old girl who attended a Swiss hospital with intensely painful sores on the palms of her hands.

The girl, who had been using a games console regularly, recovered fully after 10 days of abstinence. Read the rest of this entry »

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