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Offline Maik

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05/04/14
« on: Saturday, 05 April, 2014 @ 05:33:55 »
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4 April 2014

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard.

The 72-year-old, who retired at the end of last season after more than 26 years at Old Trafford, will lecture as part of a programme called "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports".
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/26890852

Offering a 72 year old a long-term position seems a bit bizarre to me but looks like it's not an April 1st joke.

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Re: 05/04/14
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 05 April, 2014 @ 06:05:49 »
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Nine-month-old baby appears in Pakistan court over attempted murder charges
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/ninemonthold-baby-appears-in-pakistan-court-over-attempted-murder-charges-9239108.html

Also doesn't appear to be an April 1st hoax.

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Re: 05/04/14
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 05 April, 2014 @ 06:52:33 »
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A moderate tremor rattled the island of Hydra in Greece's Saronic Gulf on Friday night.

The earthquake struck at 11.08 p.m. and was felt in Athens. Hydra is 85 kilometers southwest of the capital's main port, Piraeus.

The Athens-based Geodynamic Institute initially put its force at 5.4 on the Richter scale, but revised the figure upward to 5.6 to put back at 5.4 later. Its epicenter is said to have been located 28 kilometers off the southeastern coast of the island.

There were no initial reports of damages or injuries.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_04/04/2014_538779


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Magnitude   mb 5.7
Region   SOUTHERN GREECE
Date time   2014-04-04 20:08:07.0 UTC
Location   37.18 N ; 23.73 E
Depth   110 km
Distances   89 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 23:08:07.0 2014-04-04
30 km SE of √Ědra, Greece / pop: 2,526 / local time: 23:08:07.0 2014-04-04
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=369829

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Re: 05/04/14
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 05 April, 2014 @ 22:08:21 »
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Spiders that are attracted to the smell of petrol have forced Mazda Motor Corp to recall a line of its saloons in North America.

The creatures caused the problem by weaving webs that block a vent in the engines.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gasolineloving-spiders-cause-recall-of-mazda6-sedans-in-north-america-9240891.html