Sony breaks UK launch sales record with PlayStation Portable

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Sony breaks UK launch sales record with PlayStation Portable

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

The Sony PlayStation Portable went on sale in the UK on Thursday, September 1. In the three days following the release, more than 185,000 PlayStation Portables were sold. This sets a new sales record on game consoles. The record was previously held by Nintendo, who sold 87,000 Nintendo DS handhelds the first three days after its release. The PlayStation Portable is being sold for £179 in the UK.

Twenty of the 24 games launched with PlayStation Portable are in the top 40. PlayStation Portable games also occupy nine of the top 10 slots on the sales charts. The game Ridge Racer was the most popular, with one in every five people buying both the PlayStation Portable and Ridge Racer at the same time.

Sony’s main competitors in the handheld gaming console market are Nintendo with the Nintendo DS and Nokia with the nGage. Like Nintendo and Nokia, Sony is marketing the device as being able to do more then just play games. The PlayStation Portable can play specially created versions of poular movies and surf the Internet wirelessly. Sony expects to sell a million PlayStation Portables in the UK before Christmas.

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Harvard University officials update Agassiz Neighborhood Council about local construction in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Harvard University officials update Agassiz Neighborhood Council about local construction in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Cambridge, Massachusetts — Harvard University planners met with the Agassiz Neighborhood Council to update the community about Harvard’s construction and expansion plans in the neighborhood on April 26, the Harvard Crimson reported today. The two major topics discussed were the Northwest Science Building, which is currently under construction on Oxford Street, and the expansion of the Harvard Law School. According to the Crimson, Harvard officials outnumbered the number of community members present at the meeting.

The plans for law school expansion are still unfinished, the Crimson reported. The director of community relations at Harvard, Thomas Lucey, said that Wyeth Hall may be demolished. According to the Law School website, Wyeth Hall is “the most popular dormitory at Harvard Law School”. It is adjacent to the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on Massachusetts Avenue, just south of Three Aces pizzeria.

The Crimson also noted that Tom Murray, the project manager for the Northwest Science Building, was slated for completion by May of 2007, with landscaping completed the following spring.

A visit to the science building site by Wikinews reporter Pingswept last week verified that the pouring of cement had begun. Four large cranes had been brought to the site; one of them was being used with a clamshell attachment twice the height of a grown man to dig a deep trench. The truck “wheel wash” station marked on the site plan was operational, in the form of a man with a pressure washer, though in this reporter’s brief observations, more windshields were washed than dirty tires.

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Why Priceline Is The Best Health And Beauty Retailer

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Why Priceline Is the Best Health and Beauty Retailer

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George Lockwood

In every state and territory in Australia Priceline has a beauty and health retailer. There are two different Priceline brands, the Priceline pharmacy and the traditional Priceline, and across Australia there are well over three and fifty stores. Since this chain of stores was purchased in 2004, they are currently owned and run by the Australian pharmaceutical industries. In 1982 Priceline was established of which the very first store was opened in Victoria at Highpoint, which started off as a beauty retailer. When API bought over Priceline which operated Price Attack, Priceline Pharmacy, retail Priceline brands and House. In 2007 the Price Attack and House were diverted by API which allowed them to focus their retail brand strategy on Priceline. A new visual identity, merchandise, brand refresh and store format was launched in 2008.

Priceline is now a beauty and health retailer of healthcare products, cosmetics, hair care and skincare. Through the Priceline pharmacy brand, the stores are now involved in pharmaceutical retailing with over three hundred stores across Australia. In 2010 BRW an Australian business publication ranked Priceline the sixteenth fastest growing franchise across Australia by revenue. An annual revenue growth of 63.4 percent was recorded over three years. Once of the largest beauty and fashion events, has now been sponsored by

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since 2007 in Australia. There are now around three million Priceline club card members which makes this chain the largest loyalty program across Australia.

Club card members when making a purchase earn points and are then rewarded with prizes and discount vouchers. In 2009 forty percent of the retail sales were made by club card members, of which accounted for a thirty percent of members. Now there are also Priceline hotel deals available where members can pick up hot deals. One can book a hotel room for around $50 as opposed to $200, giving you more value for your money. As opposed to just naming your price, Priceline operates a travel booking website that includes car rental, cruise, and air and hotel accommodation and is a great option for travelers that are budget minded. When placing bids for a hotel room, choose your required dates of departure and return and choose your destination.

Once you have submitted, you will receive a map of your destination as well as the various Priceline zones. The more people bidding the lower the price so, before placing a bid check out the other Priceline customer bids, which will give you a better idea of the deal you can pick up and what hotels are currently offered on the site. By placing a free re-bid, you will pick up a great deal at the price you are looking for.

George Lockwood is an author on the subject of health & beauty products. Also, he has a particular interest in fashion and style. On behalf of several web sites owners he spends most of his time writing web publication content for priceline.com.au.

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Football: Crystal Palace sacks de Boer after 77 days as manager

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Football: Crystal Palace sacks de Boer after 77 days as manager

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 12, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Monday, London-based football club Crystal Palace sacked Frank de Boer as manager. de Boer was appointed at the English club less than three months ago.

Crystal Palace is currently nineteenth in the Premier League table. de Boer had signed a three-year contract with Crystal Palace on June 26, but his team lost all four Premier League matches played so far. Crystal Palace is yet to score a goal in a Premier League match, this season. de Boer’s only victory with the London club came against Ipswich Town in the EFL Cup. de Boer succeeded former England’s manager Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace, who helped the club avoid relegation and finish fourteenth. Allardyce joined Crystal Palace after he was sacked from England’s manager ten weeks after penning a two-year contract.

In the official statement on the club’s website, Crystal Palace said, “Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer. We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club. A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future.”

In November, de Boer was sacked as the head coach of Italian club Internazionale after the club lost seven of fourteen matches. His tenure at the Milan-based club lasted for just 85 days. Before joining Inter, the Dutchman helped Ajax Amsterdam to win four consecutive Eredivisie — Dutch League titles.

Former England manager Roy Hodgson was immediately favoured for the vacated spot. Crystal Palace had six permanent managers in the last six years. de Boer had the fewest matches in a management tenure of an English club — four Premier League matches, and five in total. de Boer’s last match for Crystal Palace ended in a 1–0 defeat against Burnley.

 This story has updates See Football: Roy Hodgson pens two-year contract with Crystal Palace; becomes seventh permanent manager of Palace in six years 

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 12, 2017

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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No Maintenance Decks

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Blue Star Carpentry has been specializing in custom decks for over a decade. When you sit outside with your family around you, enjoying the most beautiful days of the year, we want you to be on the deck of your dreams.

Whether it be wood decks, pool decks, or no maintenance decks, were 100% committed to providing the best solution for your needs!

Composite or synthetic decking is a fantastic choice for great performance and long-lasting results with very little upkeep. Our top-notch products are less likely to fade, stain and breed mold and mildew. Our deck fashion options boast a tremendous variety of natural looking colors to choose from, including many variegated tones that imitate realistic exotic hardwood grain patterns.

The main benefit of low maintenance decking is that you will never have to stain, seal or paint the decking like wood materials. In addition, most higher quality synthetic decking materials are sold with a warranty against splitting, cracking, rotting and insect damage.

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Wood decks are an extremely solid choice – no pun intended! They are the most popular choice of deck materials in the US, primarily because theyre long-lasting and the most cost-efficient.

We specialize in a large variety of options, whether it be pressure-treated wood, cedar wood, redwood, or exotic hardwoods. Youll be hard-pressed to find anything more natural than the real deal for your backyard oasis.

One of the biggest trends in outdoor design today is a decorative semi in-ground pool deck. These decks are built to provide a safe, slip-resistant surface that allows for sunbathing, barbecuing and tons of fun in the sun without the cost associated with fully in-ground pools. We specialize in creating pool decks that complement the exterior of your home and meld with your backyard environment, while still being highly functional and economical.

Blue Star Carpentry has been specializing in custom decks for over a decade. When you sit outside with your family around you, enjoying the most beautiful days of the year, we want you to be on the deck of your dreams.

Whether it be wood decks, pool decks, or no maintenance decks, were 100% committed to providing the best solution for your needs!

Composite or synthetic decking is a fantastic choice for great performance and long-lasting results with very little upkeep. Our top-notch products are less likely to fade, stain and breed mold and mildew. Our deck fashion options boast a tremendous variety of natural looking colors to choose from, including many variegated tones that imitate realistic exotic hardwood grain patterns.

The main benefit of low maintenance decking is that you will never have to stain, seal or paint the decking like wood materials. In addition, most higher quality synthetic decking materials are sold with a warranty against splitting, cracking, rotting and insect damage.

Wood decks are an extremely solid choice – no pun intended! They are the most popular choice of deck materials in the US, primarily because theyre long-lasting and the most cost-efficient.

We specialize in a large variety of options, whether it be pressure-treated wood, cedar wood, redwood, or exotic hardwoods. Youll be hard-pressed to find anything more natural than the real deal for your backyard oasis.

One of the biggest trends in outdoor design today is a decorative semi in-ground pool deck. These decks are built to provide a safe, slip-resistant surface that allows for sunbathing, barbecuing and tons of fun in the sun without the cost associated with fully in-ground pools. We specialize in creating pool decks that complement the exterior of your home and meld with your backyard environment, while still being highly functional and economical.

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Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

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Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an Ohio-based investment group and Telesto Ventures have indicated separately that they are interested in purchasing the Saturn auto brand from General Motors (GM).

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nissan-Renault is interested in purchasing Saturn. Bloomberg, however, indicated that Nissan-Renault may be a partner of Penske’s potential bid. If Penske acquired the brand, they would distribute Saturn vehicles and outsource the assembly.

GM revealed that the Saturn brand along with Saab and Hummer were up for sale when unveiling their restructuring plans to Congress for governmental loans. While the Pontiac brand was originally to be a niche brand, GM had changed their plans recently and decided to eliminate the brand.

Telesto Ventures is an investment group that includes private equity firm Black Oak Partners LLC of Oklahoma City and several Saturn dealerships. Initially, Telesto will purchase Saturn branded cars from GM then act as a general retailer for foreign brands. Telesto is in talks with several foreign manufacturers.

The Ohio group includes many former senior auto company managers plus private financial backers, chemists and engineers who live in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Florida. This group plans to initially purchase cars from GM then purchase existing but closed plants due to automaker restructuring. Additionally, one of the partners indicated a willingness to accept some “legacy” cost in relation to the United Auto Workers. The Ohio group is also pursuing possible loans or other support from national and state governments.

GM is reviewing several offers for Saturn. GM has contracted with S.J. Girsky & Co. to advise them on the sale.

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Antique Bedroom Furniture Is Still Popular

Posted by VZWk94v8 on December 10, 2017

By Benedict Yossarian

Bedroom furniture is there to appease your senses and to indulge yourself in, this is the place for furniture that has its own charisma and appeal. Picture yourself walking into your room with a large wood bed decorated with an exquisite headboard – elegance is spread all over it.

There are only a few furniture choices that you can find to be distinct, classy, and beautiful. One of them is antique bedroom furniture. Whether you are looking for a bed, armoire, wardrobe, dresser or any other specific piece, you will always find that antique bedroom furniture can be a great choice.

Hand Crafted Quality

Antique furniture is made of top-notch materials and craftsmanship. Since most antiques are made of hand-crafted quality, they are tough to beat. Many of these are built by hand and it existed even before technological advances have made the regular practice of mass-producing furniture.

As such, antiques are hard to find. It is highly recommended though, that you inspect all furniture carefully before you buy. Some of these pieces have experienced a lot of rough times in its long life – if it has survived up to this point, there is a good chance that it will hang in there for a few years more.

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Originality

The reason that many people still choose antique furniture is because of its pure originality. It is true that our furniture needs may change as society changes. However, it would be fun to have one or two piece of furniture dating back to the earlier times. For example, vanities are rarely used nowadays to put make-up on and prepare for a night-out, but this can be a beautiful addition to your bedroom.

In fact, you can also double it as a convenient desk for jotting down letters or notes, or simply for sitting down. While the functions of washstands and commode chests have been replaced by the modern bathroom sink, it can still provide good and decorative bedroom storage.

Good looks, bad age

Definitely, there are homeowners who like the antique furniture’s classic look. However, they are not sure if it is really worth it to buy a hundred year old piece of furniture. Compare that to the modern furniture of today where the oldest piece is most likely only two years old.

If you are one of these people, you have nothing to worry. Antique furniture is becoming so popular that it prompted an entire furniture builders industry to specialize in recreating the old antique designs (building it with newer materials).

You can shop in warehouses that are full of antique replicas (yes, there are antique replicas that has already been built). You can also talk to these furniture builders to custom-make your furniture for you or re-creating a specific piece that you like.

And because a great part of the mystique surrounding antiques is based on its quality craftsmanship, these furniture builders try to rival its predecessors in producing hand-crafted quality antiques.

If you are interested in antique bedroom furniture, just talk to a custom furniture builder or antique dealer. And get that antique bedroom set or individual piece you have been looking for.

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