Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

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TweetYumShareThis Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing 07 Nov 2013 Newtown officials have notified a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since responding to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that he could be fired. Thomas Bean, a 12-year veteran, submitted a two-sentence letter from his doctor indicating […]

First case of bird flu ‘spreading between humans’

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TweetYumChinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March. The development was “worrying” and should be closely watched, the team wrote in the British online journal bmj.com, but stressed that the virus, believed to jump from birds […]

First line of Beowulf misunderstood for 200 years

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TweetYumA University of Manchester lecturer has discovered that the famous first line of English language’s oldest epic poem has been misinterpreted, ever since it was popularised almost 200 years ago. Dr George Walkden, who is a historical linguist, says because translators of the iconic Beowulf have relied on a faulty interpretation of its first word, […]

Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima

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TweetYumShareThis Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima –Utility is firing up 1.18-million-kw reactor, despite presence of hundreds of protesters there since Saturday 03 Jul 2012 Reactor 3 at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture attained a self-sustaining chain reaction, or criticality, early Monday after being restarted the previous night, becoming the […]

Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21

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TweetYumAlabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope […]