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The Vatican Bank has been the subject of a 10 page report from its newly formed financial watchdog agency. The report has revealed that there were some attempts last year to use the bank to launder money. In 2012 there were six suspicious transaction reports, two of which were passed on to Vatican prosecutors for investigation. Autorita Informazione Finanziaria, the watchdog, was ...
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Friday was to be his company retirement party at Alcoa Technical Center in Upper Burrell, where he worked for almost 36 years. Bergstrom most recently was the manager of Buildings and ...
PARKERSBURG- United Bank had another successful year in 2012 as it continued to increase earnings to shareholders, the chairman and CEO told shareholders Monday. United Bankshares Inc. officials, at the annual meeting of shareholders Monday at the Blennerhassett Hotel, said the company was able to continue to thrive in the economic conditions brought on by the Great Recession of 2008. "We ...
In Cass, St. Louis, Otter Tail and Aitkin counties -- the most active lake home markets in the state -- the average price has increased 3 to 5 percent since last spring, according to Trulia, a national real estate research and listings firm. But it's the high-end vacation home that is seeing the biggest increase in ...
to replace him as CEO has had many people questioning his judgment - that is, until last week. Although Jobs groomed Cook for years, Cook’s public persona often fell flat: His attempts at mimicking Jobs’ much-watched keynotes came off as one-notes.The fact that Apple stock has skidded 21 percent in the past year added to the perception that Cook might not be up to the job. That image ...
TECH CORNER Are you constantly going over the limit of your cellphone’s data plan and then having to pay for the overages? You might want to check out Onavo Extend, a mobile app that compresses your data, allowing you to do five times more with your phone on your current plan.The app takes data you receive from the Internet and compresses it in Onavo’s cloud-based service. That ...
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Vials of moon dust brought back to Earth by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have been rediscovered inside a lab warehouse in California after sitting in storage unnoticed for more than 40 years.
An archivist found the samples last month while he was going over artifacts tucked away at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fox News reported.
Karen Nelson, who made the surprising discovery, said they have no idea how or when the dust samples ended up in storage.
Nelson found about 20 vials with handwritten labels dated "24 July 1970," packed in a vacuum-sealed glass jar.
An academic paper published in the Proceedings of the Second Lunar Science Conference in 1971, titled "Study of carbon compounds in Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 returned lunar samples" was found along with the jar.
After making the discovery, Nelson contacted officials at the Space Sciences Laboratory.
Nelson then got in touch with NASA officials, who allowed her to open the jar to remove the vials before she returned them to the space agency, according to the statement from Berkeley.
In all, NASA's moonwalking Apollo astronauts brought 842 pounds of lunar samples back to Earth between 1969 and 1972, and very little of it is thought to be unaccounted for. ...
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