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BAE Systems wins Oman contract

December 23, 2012 |

UK aerospace company BAE Systems wins a £2.5bn contract with the Sultanate of Oman to supply Typhoon and Hawk jet aircraft.
BBC News – Business

He Didn’t Make It to His Wedding

December 23, 2012 |

He Didn’t Make It to His Wedding

'Fatal Encounters'

ID

Sean was on his way to his wedding where he would marry the love of his life — but police made sure he didn’t make it there. Why the wedding turned into a funeral

Steve Jobs’ yacht impounded over unpaid bill

December 23, 2012 |

A superyacht built for Apple Inc's late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck, a lawyer said on Friday.A superyacht built for Apple Inc’s late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck, a lawyer said on Friday.



NBCNews.com: Business

Falcons Top Lions 31-18 for Home-Field Advantage – ABC News

December 23, 2012 |

ABC News

Falcons Top Lions 31-18 for Home-Field Advantage
ABC News
Matt Ryan got what he wanted. Calvin Johnson was forced to settle for what he could get. Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Roddy White, to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the Detroit Lions 31-18 Saturday night and earn
NFL: Atlanta Falcons rout Detroit Lions, clinch top seed in NFC playoffsSan Jose Mercury News
Falcons Clinch Top Seed; Lions' Calvin Johnson Breaks RecordNew York Times
Johnson sets record, but Ryan stands tallESPN (blog)
SI.com –Atlanta Journal Constitution –Rotoworld.com
all 1,130 news articles »

Sports – Google News

Alcohol fraud rising, say traders

December 23, 2012 |

Off-licence chains say the illicit alcohol trade is having a major impact on legitimate traders and costing the Exchequer billions of pounds in lost tax revenue.
BBC News – Business

Experts Monitor Giant Threat to Earth

December 23, 2012 |

Experts Monitor Giant Threat to Earth

TED

It’s a colossal asteroid called Apophis. There’s a chance it may strike Earth one day — but an expert says that’s a blessing in disguise. Watch: Date predicted to hit at 7:20 mark

Congrats, same-sex spouses: Here’s your tax bill

December 23, 2012 |

The gap between state laws that recognize same-sex marriage, and federal laws that don’t, makes tax season complicated at best, and costly at worst, for same-sex spouses. The gap between state laws that recognize same-sex marriage, and federal laws that don’t, makes tax season complicated at best, and costly at worst, for same-sex spouses.



NBCNews.com: Business

Report: Tim Tebow to the Jaguars ‘a virtual certainty’ – USA TODAY

December 23, 2012 |

TSN

Report: Tim Tebow to the Jaguars 'a virtual certainty'
USA TODAY
Close. Report: Tim Tebow to the Jaguars 'a virtual certainty'. Game On! Simon Samano, USA TODAY Sports8:55p.m. EST December 22, 2012. CommentsShare. 2012-12-22-jags-tebow. Tim Tebow stepped on the field in Jacksonville this season – for the Jets
Fixing The JetsESPN (blog)
Report: Tebow a 'virtual certainty' to play for Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Report: Jacksonville Jaguars interested in Tim TebowNFL News
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com –SB Nation –NESN.com
all 110 news articles »

Sports – Google News

Vatican takes first spot in Internet domain name draw.. Hmmm.

December 23, 2012 |

(Reuters) – The Vatican has come out in first place in a long-awaited draw to expand the Internet address system with new domain names that go beyond the usual .com, .org or .net endings.

ICANN, the corporation that oversees the Internet address system, announced this week the domain name .catholic written in Chinese characters will be the first bid it considers in a drive to expand and reorganise sites on the World Wide Web.

The same extension in Arabic letters ranked 25th in the random draw and the Vatican’s application for a version in Cyrillic for Russian and other Slavic languages came in 96th.

Very interesting read here. I don’t want to take sides but these are things that make you go hmmm.

Ranking high means the applicant could get approval early next year to operate the new domain and approve addresses using it. In the Vatican’s case, Rome could then ensure only genuine Roman Catholic institutions get to use that domain name.

“This is a way to give a coherence and authentication to our presence in the digital arena,” said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

“Anyone looking online will recognise the site belongs to an institution that belongs to the Catholic Church,” he said, adding the new, so-called top level domain names (|TLDs) could also help speed online searches.

.BIBLE AND .ISLAM

For online retailers such as Amazon, whose application for .store in Japanese came in second, early approval could mean a competitive advantage and prompt a quick introduction of the new name.

But the Vatican did not enter the draw for commercial reasons and would not rush to launch its TLDs, Tighe said. In addition, the main TLD it seeks – .catholic in Latin letters – ended up in 1,366th place and may take months before it is approved.

Website owners are now restricted to a few dozen TLDs such as .com and country code domains such as .co.uk or .fr. Many of the 1,930 applications for new TLDs came from companies, including Internet giants such as Amazon and Google.

Several other faith-based groups applied for other TLDs such as .bible or .islam. The extension .mormon was the next-highest religious application drawn, coming in at 118th place.

ICANN (www.icann.org), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has stressed that assigning a certain TLD does not imply any endorsement of the religious group seeking it, just recognition it is the best suited to use the name.

Tighe said the ICANN draw handled applications for TLDs in non-Latin alphabets first, which explained why the Vatican’s Chinese, Arabic and Cyrillic extensions came out far ahead of its main TLD in Latin letters.

INTERNET IMPRIMATUR

ICANN invited comments on applications earlier this year. The Vatican’s application for exclusive use of .catholic drew criticism from members of several Protestant churches that also use the term, which comes from the Greek for “universal”.

“This request is a move by a powerful group to squelch the voices and rights of other Christians,” Dave Daubert, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois, wrote on the ICANN webpage for comments on the applications.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, apparently saw no hope of a consensus on religious TLDs and opposed them all.

Some religions seem to have kept out of the fray entirely. There were no applications for .buddhist, .hindu or .jewish.

TNTNames.com

European downturn hits steelmaker

December 23, 2012 |

The world’s biggest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, says it will write down the value of its European business by $ 4.3bn because of the continent’s economic problems.
BBC News – Business