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Toronto stage collapse kills 1 before scheduled Radiohead concert
A stage collapse at Toronto's Downsview Park ahead of a Radiohead concert killed one person and injured at least three others, the CBC reported, citing emergency responders. Downsview Park tweeted that the concert was cancelled. This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.
Dalkey Book Festival 2012
Dalkey Book Festival was set up to celebrate and hopefully foster the wealth of literary talent in and around the town.The 2011 line up includes Roddy Doyle, Maeve Binchy, Neil Jordan, John Simpson and Sinead Moriarty. Many more to be announced in literature, history, biography, children's fiction, crime, psychology, food, art, sports, screen and songwriting .
Anatomy of a bug - the MySQL authentication disaster (patch now!)
We've reported on a number of hacks lately in which password hashes have been stolen. A hashed password is useless on its own, of course, but checking a list of really obvious passwords against a hash can quickly reveal low-hanging fruit. That's why we keep advising you to choose non-obvious passwords - so they're harder for hackers to guess.
School leavers 'unable to function in the workplace' - Telegraph
John Cridland, CBI director-general, said: "The foundations for the development of higher-level skills and the essentials for working life, that employers require, are laid at school. "With the right start at school our young people can go on to have successful and fulfilling careers and have a strong base from which to learn more at college, university, or in the workplace.
Graham Linehan: Twitter has made me
Graham Linehan would like to make one thing really clear, OK? It is this: Father Ted was filmed in front of a studio audience. It might look as thought it's all done in a draughty house on a remote Irish island, but in fact it's a studio set.
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Irish mink worth €11 million, says fur lobby - The Sunday Business Post
The value of Irish mink skins has grown by 35 per cent since 2010 meaning that Ireland's five mink farms are worth more than €11 million a year. That was the message from the European Fur Breeders Association, citing figures provided by the world's largest fur auction house, Kopenhagen Fur in Denmark.
David McWilliams " The Isolation of Germany
Yesterday was International Workers' Day. It was celebrated all over Europe with public holidays. It is a bit ironic that on the day that Europeans celebrate our workers so many millions of these workers are on the dole. Traditionally, periods of high unemployment are also periods of social and political change.
ACTA rapporteur will recommend EU Parliament to reject ACTA | ACTA
Today the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats, the European Parliament's second biggest group, held a meeting on ACTA. At the end of the meeting David Martin, the Parliament's rapporteur on ACTA said his job as rapporteur is to balance hopes and fears and to make his recommendation on voting for or against ACTA.
David McWilliams " Weakening tiger, but still a hidden dragon
Could the China that Enda Kenny is visiting this week enter a recession in the next year or two? Yes, a recession, not a gradual slowdown, but a recession. This might seem a preposterous suggestion, given what we know has happened in the past ten years. But that is precisely the point.
'Once-in-a-generation' opportunity to fix transport
The monorail is to be pulled down. Photo: Helen Nezdropa Sydney's 24-year-old monorail will be torn down and the city's light rail line will revert to public ownership in what the state government is calling a "once-in-a-generation" opportunity to fix transport in the city's CBD.
Coalition and FF quest for Yes faces obstacle course - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 29, 2012
The Irish Times - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 OPINION: There is a danger issues - from the household charge to the septic tank fee - will generate support for the No side, writes STEPHEN COLLINS THE BATTLE lines for the referendum on the European Stability Treaty were drawn within minutes of Taoiseach Enda Kenny announcing that the issue would be put to the people on the advice of Attorney General Máire Whelan.
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