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2007 National Invitation Tournament Brackets

  • Posted on March 31, 2018 at 2:16 am

These are the complete brackets for the 2007 Men’s National Invitation Tournament. Games of the first three rounds are played at campus sites; the home team is indicated in italics. The NIT semifinals and final are played at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.


  • 1 North Regional
  • 2 East Regional
  • 3 West Regional
  • 4 South Regional


2007 National Invitation Tournament Brackets

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Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

  • Posted on March 31, 2018 at 2:08 am

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after recording. A vast number of classical tracks are at stake; the copyright on recordings from the fifties and early sixties is nearing its expiration date, after which it would normally enter the public domain or become ‘public property’. E.U. Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy is proposing this extension, and if the other relevant Directorate Generales (Information Society, Consumers, Culture, Trade, Competition, etc.) agree with the proposal, it will be sent to the European Parliament.

Wikinews contacted Erik Josefsson, European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (E.F.F.), who invited us to Brussels, the heart of E.U. policy making, to discuss this new proposal and its implications. Expecting an office interview, we arrived to discover that the event was a party and meetup conveniently coinciding with FOSDEM 2008 (the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting). The meetup was in a sprawling city centre apartment festooned with E.F.F. flags and looked to be a party that would go on into the early hours of the morning with copious food and drink on tap. As more people showed up for the event it turned out that it was a truly international crowd, with guests from all over Europe.

Eddan Katz, the new International Affairs Director of the E.F.F., had come over from the U.S. to connect to the European E.F.F. network, and he gladly took part in our interview. Eddan Katz explained that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is “A non-profit organisation working to protect civil liberties and freedoms online. The E.F.F. has fought for information privacy rights online, in relation to both the government and companies who, with insufficient transparency, collect, aggregate and make abuse of information about individuals.” Another major focus of their advocacy is intellectual property, said Eddan: “The E.F.F. represents what would be the public interest, those parts of society that don’t have a concentration of power, that the private interests do have in terms of lobbying.”

Becky Hogge, Executive Director of the U.K.’s Open Rights Group (O.R.G.), joined our discussion as well. “The goals of the Open Rights Group are very simple: we speak up whenever we see civil, consumer or human rights being affected by the poor implementation or the poor regulation of new technologies,” Becky summarised. “In that sense, people call us -I mean the E.F.F. has been around, in internet years, since the beginning of time- but the Open Rights Group is often called the British E.F.F.


  • 1 The interview
    • 1.1 Cliff Richard’s pension
    • 1.2 Perpetual patents?
    • 1.3 The fight moves from the U.K. to Europe
    • 1.4 Reclaiming democratic processes in the E.U.
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links
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Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan

  • Posted on March 31, 2018 at 2:03 am

Saturday, July 15, 2017

On Wednesday, Italian football club Juventus announced an agreement with German club Bayern Munich for a one-year loan of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa for a fee of €6 million, to run until June 30, 2018.

26-year-old Douglas Costa joined Bayern in 2015 under Pep Guardiola’s management from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. In two seasons at the Allianz Arena, Costa has scored fourteen goals and provided 27 assists, making 77 appearances in total. He won two consecutive Bundesliga titles, a DFB Pokal, and a DFL-Supercup. Before joining the Bavarian club, the left-footed winger won five consecutive Ukrainian Premier League trophies.

In the agreement with Bayern, Juventus can exercise an option to buy the player for €40 million before July 1, 2018. Bayern may receive an additional €1 million subject to conditions in the contract. Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, “We had serious and constructive talks with Juventus’ representatives. All of FC Bayern’s financial demands have been met”.

Upon asking why he joined Juventus, Costa told the Juventus’ interviewer that he “had always dreamed of playing” with the Old Lady and said he was “delighted to be part of” Juventus’ team.

Costa joins Juventus FC on one-year loan

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Sixteen Candles Soundtrack Song List

  • Posted on March 30, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Sixteen Candles Soundtrack Song List


Roberto Bell

Sixteen Candles is about Samantha Baker and her 16th birthday that nobody seems to remember. The soundtrack of Sixteen Candles released in the market is on cassette and LP where there are only six songs.

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Heres the list of songs featured in the movie, Sixteen Candles. The artist, producer and other information are included. 1) Song Title: Snowballed Artist: AC/DC Producer: Leidseplein Presse B.V. / J. Albert Ltd. Arranged by: Warner Special Products 2) Song Title: Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry Artist: by Darlene Love Producer: Phil Spector International 3) Song Title: Love of the Common People Artist: Paul Young Producer: CBS Records 4) Song Title: Kajagoogoo Artist: Kajagoogoo Producer: EMI Records, Ltd. 5) Song Title: Happy Birthday Artist: Altered Images Producer: CBS Records 6) Song Title: Kazooed on Klassics Artist: The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra Producer: Rhino Records, Inc. 7) Song Title: Dragnet Artist: by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra Producer: Capitol Records, Inc. 8) Song Title: Rumours in the Air Artist: Night Ranger Producer: MCA Records, Inc. 9) Song Title: Peter Gunn Artist: Artist: Ray Anthony and His Orchestra Producer: Capitol Records, Inc. 10) Song Title: True Artist: Spandau Ballet Producer: Chrysalis Records, Inc. 11) Song Title: Wild Sex in the Working Class Artist: Oingo Boingo Producer: A-M Records 12) Song Title: Little Bitch Artist: The Specials Producer: Chrysalis Records, Inc. 13) Song Title: Growing Pains Artist: Tim Finn Producer: A-M Records and Mushroom Records 14) Song Title: When It Started to Begin Artist: Nick Heyward Producer: Arista Records, Inc. 15) Song Title: Lenny Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan Producer: Epic Records 16) Song Title: Whistle Down the Wind Artist: Nick Heyward Producer: Arista Records, Inc. 17) Song Title: Ring Me Up Artist: The Divinyls Producer: Chrysalis Records, Inc. 18) Song Title: Love Theme From The Godfather (1972) Composer: Nino Rota Conductor: Carlo Savina Producer: MCA Records, Inc. 19) Song Title: Turning Japanese Artist: The Vapors Producer: Liberty Records, a Division of Capitol Records, Inc. 20) Song Title: Rev-Up Artist: The Revillos Producer: Virgin Records, Ltd. 21) Song Title: Farmer John Artist: The Premiers Producer: Rampart Records / Rhino Records, Ltd. 22) Song Title: Hang Up the Phone Artist: Annie Golden Producer: MCA Records, Inc. 23) Song Title: Gloria Artist: Patti Smith Producer: Arista Records, Inc. 24) Song Title: New York, New York Artist: Frank Sinatra Producer: Reprise Records By Arrangement with Warner Special Products 25) Song Title: Young Guns Artist: Wham! Producer: CBS Records 26) Song Title: Geek Boogie (Instrumental) Musicians: Ira Newborn and the Geeks 27) Song Title: Rebel Yell Artist: Billy Idol Producer: Chrysalis Records, Inc. 28) Song Title: Lohengrin Wedding March Artist: The Bavarian Staatsoper Munich Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: by Robert Heger Producer: EMI Electrola GmbH 29) Song Title: Young Americans Artist: David Bowie Producer: RCA Records 30) Song Title: If You Were Here Artist: The Thompson Twins Producer: Arista Records Inc. 31) Song Title: Sixteen Candles Artist: The Stray Cats Producer: EMI America and Arista Records Ltd. Sixteen Candles has a total of 31 songs in its soundtrack although as mentioned only six of the songs were officially released in the market. Some of the songs are so familiar to a lot of people such as Sinatras New York, New York and Patti Smiths Gloria.

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Family Term Life Insurance

  • Posted on March 30, 2018 at 2:20 am

By Jane D. Mitchell

Can you find family term life insurance? Term life insurance works by offering insurance for a given term. This term can be relatively short, such as one year, or rather long, such as thirty years. Some insurance companies run their terms until a certain age. When looking for family term life insurance some companies will allow childrens terms to run until theyre eighteen or twenty-five years of age. Term life insurance pays out in a lump sum usually should a disastrous event occur and benefits can range from the tens of thousands of dollars to over one hundred thousand dollar. This can be the difference between a financially grief stricken family and a family who is grief stricken but has the means to continue moving forward. Term life insurance can come in a variety of forms and family term life insurance is no different. You may find level rates that will not rise over time or rates that rise as the insured age. You may find renewable policies or policies that once expired may not be repurchased. It is often worth finding renewable policies because finding life insurance can be difficult and the older you get the more difficult and expensive it will be to ensure you and your family. Usually with term life insurance you pay a rate every month known as the premium. Premiums for family term life insurance are frequently rather low and some offer coverage for children at three and two dollars a month. Adults will frequently cost more than children but it doesnt mean you have to pay for than five dollars for you and your spouse each.

If you search the internet you can start evaluating policies and plans. You can find information that will help you compare the various companies and user reviews that will allow you to know if the company youre thinking of dealing with is actually worth the commitment. Many insurance companies will be willing to give you quotes and approximations with some information and some may even offer approximations without more information than the ages of the people youd like to insure. Benefits can range widely and the more benefits youd like to receive should the worst occur the more you can expect to pay. Sometimes policies will pay out over one hundred thousand dollars to the insureds loved ones in case of death or terminal illness. In many cases this is the difference between a grieving family who can move on and a grieving family who is also not doing well financially. Funeral costs and hospital costs can cost thousands of dollars and whether or not you think youd purchase a plan it can never hurt you to look into the options you have available to you. Policy documents are legal documents so the internet can help you understand the terms in policies when they become rather confusing. An insurance policy can be as easy to obtain as a few clicks of your mouse so try looking today.

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New Zealand Maori angry over US tattoo kit

  • Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:47 am

Thursday, August 10, 2006

New Zealand M?ori leaders have said that they will try to get a Maori temporary tattoo kit from the Los Angeles store Halloween Town withdrawn from sale, as they find it insulting to the M?ori culture.

The Halloween Town, a store that specializes in Halloween costumes and accessories, is selling the tattoo kit for NZ$16. The store’s website features a photograph of a full facial T? moko (M?ori tattoo) instead of their usual caricatures.

Aroha Mead, Victoria University of Wellington M?ori business lecturer said that the T? moko is not frightening, “And he doesn’t look scary to me – he looks quite handsome,”, but added “There didn’t appear to be much that M?ori could do. No-one likes to see their culture being denigrated but we are aware that the moko is in the public domain.”

Rotorua acedmic Ngahihi o te ra Bidois, who has a full facial moko, has asked the Halloween Town store to remove the tattoo kits. “It is insulting … what they are doing is not portraying M?ori correctly,” Bidois said.

A full-face moko is traditionally restricted to male M?ori and is used to represent mana (prestige).

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Rail network in Kashmir comes under attack

  • Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:39 am

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nearly two feet of the rail route in Kashmir, India was blown up by militants near the Pulwama district, affecting train services from north to south Kashmir. The blast came a few days after militants fought with the Indian army in the area, thereby killing fourteen people.

“There were no casualties, as no trains were running when the militants set off a powerful bomb on the railway track,” said Aijaz Ahmad, a local police official. He added that train services have been temporarily suspended.

According to police, the attackers detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Galbug at about 10 PM local time (4:30 PM UTC), Thursday night. Two feet of the rail track on the Qazigund-Baramulla area was damaged. This track was developed two years ago, police sources stated. The attack came just before senior officers were supposed to inspect ongoing works in the Kashmiri railways.

The track was repaired on Friday morning and train services resumed in the region. Kamal Saine, Deputy Inspector General of Police, south Kashmir, told the Press Trust of India agency that the damage to the track was not significant and it took a short time to mend it.

Rail network in Kashmir comes under attack

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Searching For Aluminum U Channel?

  • Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:35 am

byAlma Abell

There are several different types of aluminum channels. If you’re searching for an aluminum channel for a project or application, a qualified supplier can provide you with the materials you require. Reputable companies that regularly serve different types of industry specialists carry channels in various sizes and thicknesses, including 1/6?, 1/8?, 3/16? wall thickness, and more. No matter the type of job or project you’re looking to complete, it’s important to have reliable materials provided by a company that puts customer satisfaction at the top of its list.

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Types of TubingAluminum channels are available in a number of styles and sizes, and are widely used in many different types of projects and applications. Channels can be fashioned into an assortment of profiles, from U-channels and J-channels, to Z-channels and rectangular channels, to channels with inward and outward flanges. An experienced supplier of aluminum products will likely carry a broad selection of different profiles, as well as channel sizes. Whether you’re looking for an aluminum U channel with a 1/4? wall thickness, or another size channel, a highly-rated purveyor can meet your requirements.

Wide Range of ApplicationsAluminum U channel can be applied to a lengthy list of different projects, and is used by specialists in many industries. If you’re looking to complete a professional project, consult a trustworthy company for an extensive inventory of different channel sizes and profiles. Channels are ideal in applications involving edging, framing, railing construction, reinforcement, trimming, decorating, and many more. Aluminum presents a number of benefits, and is an excellent choice regardless of whether you’re building a retail store display, framing a commercial building, or completing another project.

Use in Numerous IndustriesChannels play a large role in the completion of projects in a wide variety of fields. From architecture and design, to automotive and construction, to electrical and engineering, professionals utilize aluminum channels and other products to create sturdy and well-designed cars, recreational vehicles, framework for homes, commercial structures, company signage, and display cases. Regardless of the industry you specialize in, a quality aluminum manufacturer and supplier can provide you with the OEM or customized pieces you need to get your next task done.

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President Bush tours Katrina affected region

  • Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:12 am

Thursday, January 12, 2006

President George W. Bush made a stop over in two of the worst hit cities by Hurricane Katrina today. His stops included New Orleans, Louisiana, and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

The president made small speeches in both cities, with references to the many problems that still exist due to a lack of housing, the slow pace of Small Business Administration Loans, problems with homeowners insurance payments and the urgent need for bridge rebuilding.

“People in faraway places like Washington, D.C., still hear you and care about you,” Bush said standing in a gymnasium at St. Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis. “I recognize there’s some rough spots. We’re going to work to make them as smooth as possible.”

Bush also recognized and promised that his administration is learning the lessons of its “all-to-slow” and “much-criticized” response to Katrina. “Obviously the federal response in parts of this devastated area could have been a lot better. We want to know how to make them better. We want to make sure that when there is a catastrophe of any kind, this government, at the federal level, is capable of dealing with it in conjunction with the state and local governments.We want to know how to make it better,” Bush said during his speech. “I just want to assure you, we are, we are.”

Bush went on to praise the city’s success in getting the essential utilities, such as, water and electric “mostly” on-line. He also said that federal tax incentives will encourage businesses to create jobs and promised that the new levy system will make the city “both safer and more attractive for investment.” He also added that all those things will help New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf, back into a “shining part of the South.” He also said “New Orleans is a great place to have a convention” and a “heck of a place to bring your family.”

Bush promises that the federal government has allocated 85 billion dollars for reconstruction efforts, $25 billion of which has already been spent on mostly the effort to clean up the debris and provide temporary housing for citizens.

Hurricane Katrina struck the south central U.S. on late August 29, 2005.

Katrina first made landfall in Miami, Florida on August 25, 2005 as a category one hurricane resulting in dozens of deaths in South Florida and spawning several tornadoes.

Katrina then passed over Florida and headed into the Gulf of Mexico where it strengthened into a massive category 5 storm.

She then made her second landfall on the morning of August 29, 2005, near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana with winds at 125 MPH and a central pressure of 920 mbar, a strong Category 3 storm.

Katrina is quite possibly the strongest hurricane on record ever, but estimating the size of storms from before the 1960s (the pre-satellite era) is difficult to near impossible.

As of January 4, 2006, the confirmed death toll from Katrina stands at 1,386.

Demographers estimate of New Orleans’ 400,000 residents prior to Katrina only 25% have returned.

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City Planning Board postpones decision on Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal

  • Posted on March 28, 2018 at 2:42 am
Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “120 year-old documents threaten development on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Buffalo, New York —In an unanimous vote, the City of Buffalo‘s Planning Board voted to table the Elmwood Village hotel Proposal, postponing voting on legislation for up to 30 days.

The Board said its decision was due to the lack of public involvement, saying that there have not been enough meetings.

The Elmwood Village Hotel is a proposed project by Savarino Construction Services Corporation and was designed by Karl Frizlen of The Frizlen Group. The hotel would be placed on Elmwood and Forest Avenues in Buffalo, New York. In order for the hotel to be built, at least five buildings, that include both businesses and residents, must be demolished.

The Forever Elmwood Corp. is a Buffalo-based non-profit organization founded in 1994. Justin Azzarella, the Executive Director for the organization voiced support for the proposal, stating: “I am here today to lend Forever Elmwood’s support the hotel project. Particularly, Forever Elmwood is encouraged by the fact that this building follows the more stringent Elmwood Village Design Guidelines. We have been speaking with Savarino Construction, and they have promised us [Forever Elmwood] that they will engage the community further, including the surrounding Block Clubs and businesses. For that reason, while Forever Elmwood is in support of this project and the type of project that it is, we are asking also that the project be tabled so that the community can be further engaged. Specifically the surrounding Block clubs which include the Granger, Claremont, Asland and The Lincoln Parkway Block Clubs.”

“Because of the excellent work that Karl does and the game plan that they have, I think its an ideal use of this particular location. I think that this particular type of development needs to be encouraged and promoted as opposed to roadblocked,” said a man who owns five properties near the proposal site.

However, Evelyn Bencinich, a resident of Granger Place and whose house would be located directly behind the hotel said, “My property value will be depreciated or non-existent because no one is going to want to live behind a multi-story hotel. We are facing up to a year of noisy and dangerous demolition and construction. Children, pets and even drunk rebellers could wander on site and get hurt. Traffic tie-ups caused by large machinery and garbage bins is inevitable. Where will pedestrians walk? We could experience increased unsanitary flooding in our yards and basements due to the digging and cementing for the underground parking garage. Rats will be displaced into the immediate neighborhoods and be in great abundance. Once we get past the year of nightmare construction, what if you build it and they don’t come? We could ultimately have a seven million dollar rooming house on our corner.”

Patty Morris, co-owner of Don Apparel with Nancy Pollina at 1119 Elmwood also asked that the project be tabled saying, “this has only been public knowledge for less than two weeks and the public never saw the redesign. How can you vote on anything that no one has seen yet? The Board cut off Morris saying, “so specifically you don’t have any problem with it [the design] you just…” Morris then said, “Oh I am totally against this project, but thats besides the point isn’t it.”

The planning board is also concerned that the current design may still be too big.

At one point Board member Susan Curran Hoyt said, “we know you’ve cut down your number of rooms on this project, but we still see it doesn’t seem to fit the description of a ‘botique’ hotel,” and asked Eva Hassett, Vice President of Savarino Construction, “we wonder if you could reduce the rooms further.”

“One thing I didn’t talk about was the price levels of these rooms and that will be important to know. The room rate will be somewhere between US$120 and $160 a night, which is about the same price of the Hampton Inn down town and the smaller you make the hotel, the more expensive the rooms will get. We believe that we’ve made a good compromise in terms of the size of the hotel and perhaps botique means different things to different people,” said Hassett.

The board was also concerned that there is not enough parking asking, “are there alternative plans for valet parking off-site, in the event that you have a full hotel or a large event going on?”

“We are exploring several possibilities with respect to additional parking for valet and parking near-by,” replied Hassett. “We are also exploring the possibility of using the rear of 1105 Elmwood for additional parking, which would give us an additional ten or eleven spaces.”

The new design has a total of 55 parking spaces for 72 rooms, with 39 of them underground and the rest on ground level.

Hassett also said that a “parking study” will be done on the area.

Concerns that the second floor of the hotel will be too close to the property of 605 Forest were also brought up. The board asked how far the hotel would be from the property and Karl Frizlen replied saying it would “be approximately five feet from the property line,” but he also admitted that, “I do not know exactly how close the house next door” will be from the hotel, but did say “I think the house is about four or five feet away from the property line and we [the hotel] sit right on the property line.”

The board is concerned the setback from the property is not enough saying the space between the building and the hotel is “pretty narrow.”

The City’s Common Council also agreed to table the proposal also citing the need for more public engagement and the need for more organizations to respond including the Buffalo Preservation Board and the Office of Historic Preservation.

During that meeting, Hassett also said the proposal to try and get a variance to obtain the properties of 605 and 607 Forest were “now off the agenda.”

The Common Council is expected to meet and hold a public hearing about the project and the rezoning of the properties to be demolished (1119-1121 Elmwood) on Tuesday March 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. At the moment the properties are not zoned for a hotel.

City Planning Board postpones decision on Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal

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