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2013-06-14 23:17:52

Printed newspapers are coming under attack across a number of fronts: Weak economic conditions have affected circulation and advertising revenue in many developed countries, newspaper circulation and readership are competing with alternative sources of news and information, and advertising is migrating from printed newspapers to online and other media. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Global Newspaper Publishing industry to its growing report...

Media-Hired Hackers Target Gordon Brown’s Emails
2012-01-02 14:28:33

One of England´s premier newspapers The Independent reported on Monday that British police had uncovered evidence that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown´s email account may have been hacked by private investigators hired by big name newspapers. Moreover, it appears that then-Finance Minister Gordon Brown was not the only victim. The Independent reported that London´s famous Scotland Yard was examining some 20 confiscated computers and had evidence that hundreds of...

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2011-01-17 09:56:33

A former bank executive, who says he wanted to expose tax evasion by some of the world's richest and most famous people, has handed over two CDs worth of documents to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for publication on the controversial website. Rudolf Elmer, a former executive at Julius Baer Bank, gave the CDs to Assange during a press conference at London's Frontline Club, on Monday, according to reports by the UK newspaper The Independent. BBC News said that Elmer, who was fired by the...

2008-10-03 00:00:15

By John Walsh Where better to talk books than amid the historic beauties of Blenheim Palace? John Walsh introduces the luminaries lined up for next weekend's Independent Woodstock Literary Festival Literary festivals are seldom held in grand surroundings. They're more likely to take place in candy-striped tents with flapping openings and duckboards flung across muddy fields. Or to be held in town halls, down-at-heel theatres, municipal offices and city garden squares. They rarely afford...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

By Kenneth Hart, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Aug. 6--COVINGTON -- Lawrence County's former public housing director will spend five months in a federal prison for embezzlement. Judge David L. Bunning sentenced Pauletta G. McNabb on Friday in U.S. District Court in Covington. McNabb pleaded guilty in March to a single count of theft of government funds. Under the terms of her plea agreement, three other theft charges were dismissed. McNabb, who headed the Housing Authority of...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Tim Preston, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Aug. 4--ARGILLITE -- A weekend retreat at Greenbo Lake may have a lasting impact for those living along waterways leading to the Ohio River. The Ohio River Watershed Summit brought together representatives of independent coalitions and organizations with mutual interests in improving water quality issues for mankind and wildlife alike as well as the challenges that remain to accomplish their tasks. "For many years watershed groups...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Mike James, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Jul. 31--LLOYD -- Teachers and staff at Greenup County schools watch through the years as students grow from timid kindergartners to self-assured seniors, ready to meet the world. Now, they'll have a chance to help those seniors take their next step toward adulthood. The school board has approved the establishment of a scholarship fund to be backed by voluntary employee payroll deductions. If enough employees respond, the fund...

2008-07-30 12:01:16

By Mike James, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Jul. 30--RUSSELL -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mark Gordon is leaving for a new position, the hospital announced Tuesday. Gordon, who has been at the helm at OLBH for five years, has been promoted within the Bon Secours Health System and will begin his new job Aug. 25 as chief administrative officer for St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Vice president of planning and operations Kevin Halter has...

2008-07-22 09:00:40

By Tim Preston, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Jul. 22--GRAYSON -- Building on six successful years of sales, this year's Route 60 Yard Sale in Carter County will be expanded to two days. "The idea is to get people off the Interstate and come down through the small towns," said volunteer Jill York. "It's just a wonderful opportunity for people to see our little corner of the world. U.S. 60 goes about 40 miles across Carter County through Grayson, Olive Hill and all of the smaller...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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