Fire reported at One HSBC Center in downtown Buffalo, New York

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Buffalo, New York — According to scanner frequencies of the Buffalo, New York fire department, smoke was reported on at least five floors at the northeast side at One HSBC Center in downtown Buffalo. The call came in around 10:50 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday January 18, not long after the ending of the NHL hockey game: the Sabres versus the Atlanta Thrashers which was held at HSBC Arena, a few blocks away from the tower.

According to firefighters communications the people that were on the 22nd floor made it out of the building safely. Firefighters saw “white smoke of varying intensities, believed to have been electrical” on floors 9 through 13. The source of the smoke was not identified, but the first alarm was on the 13th floor, followed by the 10th then the 9th.

Because of the cold temperatures and wind chills in the 10’s, workers at the tower were allowed back into the first floor, which has been cleared by firefighters earlier in the call.

At 11:41 p.m., firefighters gave the all clear to begin packing up with no conclusion as to where the smoke originated. They used ventilation fans to clear the floors of smoke and then shut them off to see if anymore smoke would reappear, which it did not. Remaining employees and personnel have since been allowed back to work. No damage is reported.

The tower, built in 1970, is the tallest in Buffalo and is home several agencies including the Consulate General of Canada. HSBC currently occupies 75% of the tower which has 40 floors. It stands at 529 feet (161.2 meters) tall.

Football: Cristiano Ronaldo extends stay at United

Friday, April 13, 2007

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester United. He will now stay in the club until at least 2012.

Spanish clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have been showing interest in the Portuguese midfielder for months, and the deal is sure to quiet transfer rumours for the time being.

Sir Alex Ferguson said to Manchester United’s website that it is fantastic news. He also said that Ronaldo has a good relationship with the club, the staff and the fans.

Ronaldo says that he is happy in club and he wants to win more trophies with them.

Christiano has scored twenty goals for United so far this season, and has added five for Portugal in Euro 2008 qualifiers. He is a candidate for the PFA and the Ballon d’Or (European Footballer of the Year), and is hoping to lead United to three trophies this season.

News briefs:April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005


  • 1 UK Attorney General raised legal doubts over Iraq invasion
  • 2 New Italian government gets confidence from the House
  • 3 European human rights body condemns U.S. “torture” at Guantanamo Bay
  • 4 Munch’s “The Scream” might have been burned
  • 5 Lebanon government wins ‘vote of confidence’
  • 6 CIA gives up search and interrogation on Iraq WMDs
  • 7 Dutch mayors support legalisation of cannabis
  • 8 Dorothy’s dress from Wizard of Oz sells for £140,000
  • 9 Hunter Tylo to rejoin the cast of “Bold and Beautiful”
  • 10 Boeing secures $11bn of aircraft deals
  • 11 News Bullets from Wikipedia’s current events

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Folder printing is cheaper than many people might think. Moreover, as large orders are placed usually for your business presentation, it further reduces the costs. There are a number of printing companies operating in the market which invariably benefits the customers. High competition in this industry ensures that you get the best quality in the cheapest price.

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Tips & Tools For Heavy Photo Printer User


John C. Arkin

Photo printing has become a popular hobby now that most people have switched over to the easier to use digital cameras. However, if you love printing photos, youll want to keep reading for tips and strategies that are going to help you save money and improve the look of your printed shots.

Ways to Save on Ink

As you are well aware, photo printing uses up a great deal of ink. However, there are some ways you can lower your ink use and save money as a result. Here are some of the top ideas:

Multiple test shots on one page. Doing test prints is a good way to prevent wasted supplies but you can cut down on your ink and paper use if you shrink the shots and print multiple ones on a single page.

Buy multiple cartridges. Buying in bulk can definitely save you money. Plus, youll have the extra ink when you need it and wont have to run out to the store before finishing your print job

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Have ink supplies shipped. While you may not save on the ink itself, you will save on gas and time since you wont have to drive to your local store. Plus, shipping is often free for orders of a certain amount and printer ink cartridge costs usually guarantee youll reach that level

Improve Quality of Prints

Obviously, you want your finished prints to look as good as possible. Follow these ideas to improve their look.

Choose a high dpi printer. The dpi refers to the quality of the image that is produced by the printer. If youre going to be striving for photo quality prints then choose a printer capable of doing at least 600 X 600 dpi.

Choose the right paper settings. When you set up your print options, you can usually select different types of printer paper. That does make a difference.

Raise your print quality settings. If you want to save ink most of the time, adjust your setting to the lowest quality possible (usually called draft) but always shoot it to the highest setting when youre doing photo printing.

Make sure to keep your printer well-maintained. Make sure to keep the printer you use calibrated, aligned, and cleaned to produce the best prints possible. Running routine maintenance every 90 days or when you notice a reduction in quality is a good way to keep the shots looking good.

Speed up Photo Printing

Photo printing can be a bit time consuming, especially if you are trying to print a large batch. The tips below can help expedite the process a little.

Choose printers designed for photo printing. Youll find plenty of options on the market which are designed to do a great job printing photos. Do your research and look at the tested times for photo prints. You can find some that will do the job in less than 45 seconds instead of up to 3 minutes.

Keep Photos Looking Great

Lots of photo printers forget the ink on those shots needs to be given time to dry. If you want to keep them looking good, let them dry in the air for about 12 hours before you do anything else with them. Make sure you have a place where they can be undisturbed and save during that time.

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Somali pirates hijack Indonesian tugboat and Turkish container ship

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two more vessels have been hijacked in Somalia. Pirates have captured an Indonesian tugboat with a barge that was working for French oil firm Total and a Turkish container ship.

The Turkish vessel’s seizure was confirmed by a US Fifth Fleet spokesman. MV Bosphorus Prodigy is a 330 ft (100 m) container vessel flagged in Antigua and Barbuda. It is owned and operated by Isko Marine Company based in Istanbul.

The Fifth Fleet could not confirm the tugboat’s seizure, but an anonymous official with Total in Yemen could. He explained the boat and barge were headed to Malaysia from the Yemeni port of Mukalla. He said the crew consisted of both Indonesians and other nationalities, and that the vessels, which had been hired by a subcontractor, were not carrying any oil at the time.

The new hijackings came as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime asked for greater policing in the area by international bodies, and for the signing of agreements that allowed the arresting officer to take pirates back to the officer’s country for prosecution.

“Pirates cannot be keelhauled or forced to walk the plank, nor should they be dumped off the Somali coast,” said the office’s head Antonio Maria Costa. “They need to be brought to justice”.

Survey finds Spam tolerance growing

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 A survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 28% of users with a personal email account say they receive more spam than they used to, while 22% say the amount has decreased.

53% of the users surveyed said that spam has made them trust e-mail less; this is down from 62% last year. 22% (down from 29% last year) report that they use e-mail less because of spam.

Spam however is becoming more accepted. 77% of users last year reported spam has made being online unpleasant, this year the number falls to 67%. Users also reported that pornographic spam is down.

In contrast, “phishing” (email fraudulently requesting personal financial information) is up. 35% of users say they have received a phishing attempt, and 2% have provided the requested information to phishers.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is a non-profit research centre that produces reports that study the social effects of the Internet.

Creator of website satirizing Glenn Beck on winning domain name case

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wikinews interviewed the creator of a parody website satirizing American political commentator Glenn Beck, about his thoughts after prevailing in a domain name dispute brought by Beck before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Florida resident Isaac Eiland-Hall created the website in September, and it asserts Beck uses questionable tactics “to spread lies and misinformation”. Eiland-Hall was represented in the case by free speech lawyer Marc Randazza.

Wikinews interviewed Randazza for the article “US free speech lawyer Marc Randazza discusses Glenn Beck parody”, and previously reported on the Beck v. Eiland-Hall case in articles, “US free speech lawyer defends satire of Glenn Beck”, “Satirical website criticizes Glenn Beck for ‘hypocritical’ attempts to silence free speech”, and “Glenn Beck loses domain name case over parody website”.