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  • Koch Industries looking to fill 2,500 jobs

    12/17/2011 3:39:48 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 12-17-11 | ap
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Koch Industries is looking to fill 2,500 job openings across the nation thanks to the commercial growth of most of its subsidiaries. Company officials said most of the 300 job openings at Koch Industries and 10 of its subsidiaries in Wichita are new, professional positions in areas such as information technology, accounting and engineering, The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/t02aP1) reported Friday. "Most of the job openings are due to growth as opposed to replacement," said Jeff Morris, director of talent development for Koch Industries. "It's a good problem to have," he said of the overall job openings....
  • 2,500 Years Ago, A City Bigger Than Athens In Orissa

    02/10/2008 5:26:54 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 472+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 2-9-2008
    2,500 years ago, a city bigger than Athens in Orissa 11 Feb 2008, 0028 hrs IST,Minati Singha,TNN Experts say Sishupalgarh is the ‘most visible standing architectural monument’ discovered in India (TOI Photo) BHUBANESWAR: From under the ruins of an ancient fort on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, archaeologists have dug out the remains of a 2,500-year-old city which they believe was bigger than classical Athens. Eighteen pillars were found among the remnants of the grand city at Sishupalgarh, a ruined fortification first discovered 60 years ago. The findings include debris of household pottery and terracotta ornaments, pointing to an advanced lifestyle...
  • 2,500-Year-Old-Sword Excavated From Tomb (China)

    01/16/2008 2:55:11 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 109+ views
    2,500-year-old sword excavated from tomb (Xinhua) Updated: 2008-01-16 20:55 Nanchang -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered an elaborately-made sword, which they believe is 2,500 to 2,600 years old, in an ancient tomb in the eastern province of Jiangxi. A 2500-year-old sword is displayed. This sword was unearthed in an ancient tomb in East China's Jiangxi Prvovince. [Sina.com] "It is reckoned as the oldest ever excavated in the country," said Xu Changqing, chief of the excavation team. The well-preserved sword, some 50 centimeters long, is black, gold and bright red. "A dragon pattern was carved on both ends of the scabbard, and...
  • India unveils the little runabout that's cheap at twice the price - the Tata Nano

    01/10/2008 7:58:45 AM PST · by Paco · 81 replies · 105+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 1/10/2008 | TimesOnline
    It is a little over 10ft long bumper to bumper, can seat four passengers comfortably, has reached speeds of 65 miles per hour and is set to transform the concept of travel for the masses in India and in poorer parts of the world.
  • Modern Technology reveals Ancient Footpaths Buried In 2,500 Years Worth Of Volcanic Ash

    03/19/2007 7:24:21 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 702+ views
    Infozine ^ | 3-19-2007
    Monday, March 19, 2007 Modern Technology Reveals Ancient Footpaths Buried in 2,500 Years Worth of Volcanic AshCentral-American villagers created sacred burial customs despite volcanic eruptions Washington, D.C. - infoZine - More than 20 years ago, volcano scientists Payson Sheets and Tom Sever teamed up to solve a mystery. While flying over the active Arenal volcano in the mountains of Costa Rica, infrared imaging technology on board their research plane picked up a steady trail--one with a beginning and an ending--concealed deep within the earth. The trail showed a clear path away from what Sheets and Sever knew to be ancient...
  • Archaeologists Find 2,500-Year-Old Mummy In Mongolia, Tattos And All (Blonde Headed Scythian)

    08/25/2006 12:14:30 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 6,011+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-24-2006
    Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummy in Mongolia, tattoos and all Thu Aug 24, 2:18 PM ETAFP/DDP/GAI-HO Photo: This undated picture released by the German Archaeological Institute (GAI) shows a mummified body from... BERLIN (AFP) - An international group of archaeologists has unearthed a well-preserved, 2,500-year-old mummy frozen in the snowcapped mountains of Mongolia complete with blond hair, tattoos and a felt hat. The president of the German Archaeological Institute, Hermann Parzinger, hailed the "fabulous find" at a press conference to present the 28-member team's discovery in Berlin. The Scythian warrior was found in June at a height of 2,600 meters (8,500...
  • Senator Dick Durbin waiting for soldiers to die.

    06/15/2006 8:52:54 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 75 replies · 1,795+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | 06/14/06 | Senator Dick Durbin
    This morning's newspaper informs us that we have lost 2,493 of our best and bravest young men and women serving this United States in Iraq. I asked a member of my staff to check when we lost 2,000 soldiers, and the date was October 25 of last year. It appears that in a very short period of time, we will pass the 2,500 mark. At the time that we recorded the 2,000th military death in Iraq, I asked, along with other Senators, for a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. Senate to acknowledge their great contribution to...
  • Pentagon Says U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,500

    06/15/2006 8:01:12 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 331+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 15, 2006 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq war has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds U.S. and allied foreign forces locked in a struggle with a resilient insurgency. In addition, the Pentagon said 18,490 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war, which began in March 2003 with a U.S.-led invasion to topple President Saddam Hussein. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed. “It's important to remember that there is a mission, and there is a greater good which sometimes necessitates tremendous sacrifice,” said Army Brig....
  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Reach 2,500(God Bless Them All)

    06/15/2006 7:53:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 269+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jun 15, 2006 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that 2,500 U.S. troops have died in the Iraq war since it began more than three years ago. The grim milestone was announced just hours before the House was to begin a symbolic election-year debate over the war, with Republicans rallying against calls by some Democrats to set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. While there were no details on who it was or where the 2,500th death occurred, it underscored the continuing violence in Iraq, just as an upbeat President Bush returned from Baghdad determined that the tide was beginning...
  • Military deaths in Iraq hit 2,500

    06/15/2006 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 15 JUNE 2006 | Omar al-Ibadi
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said on Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds U.S.-led forces locked in a struggle with a resilient Sunni Arab insurgency. The news came after a senior Iraqi official in Baghdad said his country's security forces had seized al Qaeda in Iraq documents giving key information about the militant group's network and the whereabouts of its leaders. "We believe this is the beginning of the end of al Qaeda in Iraq," national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told a televised news...
  • 'Operation Jump Start' Puts 2,500 Guardsmen on Southern Border in June

    06/06/2006 6:45:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 320+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 6, 2006 – As part of Operation Jump Start, the National Guard will place about 2,500 troops along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of the month to support efforts to curb illegal immigrants from entering the country, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said yesterday. "The National Guard will support federal law enforcement agencies that have responsibilities for the security of our borders," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said. "What we will be doing is bringing military skills, military equipment, military expertise and experience to assist at the request of the Department of Homeland Security."...
  • Chinese Used Diamonds To Polish Sapphire-Rich Stone In 2500 BC

    02/11/2005 1:50:32 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 663+ views
    Eureka Alert/Harvard University ^ | 2-11-2005 | Steve Bradt
    Public Release: 11-Feb-2005 ArchaeometryChinese used diamonds to polish sapphire-rich stone in 2500 BC Researchers have uncovered strong evidence that the ancient Chinese used diamonds to grind and polish ceremonial stone burial axes as long as 6,000 years ago -– and incredibly, did so with a level of skill difficult to achieve even with modern polishing techniques. The finding, reported in the February issue of the journal Archaeometry, places this earliest known use of diamond worldwide thousands of years earlier than the gem is known to have been used elsewhere. Harvard University's Asia Center, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Princeton...
  • 2500 Year Old Winged Man Of Pasargadae Threatened By Cold And Lichen

    01/11/2005 5:32:52 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 773+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 1-11-2005
    2500-year-old Winged Man of Pasargadae threatened by cold and lichen Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) -- The director of the Pasargadae Historical Cultural Complex said here on Sunday that the stone relief of the Winged Man at the ancient site has been seriously damaged by the cold and lichen and other environmental factors. “Experts began to study the detrimental effects two years ago after some cracks were observed on the relief,” added Babak Kial. The Winged Man, considered to be Cyrus the Great by some archaeologists and historians, is a relief of a standing man with four wings who...
  • Blast Blower Some 2,500 Years Old Has Been Discovered in XinJiang (Urumchi)

    06/06/2004 4:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 238+ views
    Blast blower some 2,500 years old discovered in Xinjiang www.chinaview.cn 2004-06-06 11:02:29 URUMQI, June 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists claim that as early as 2,500 years ago people living in the current northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had begun to use blast blowers, as they discovered a bronze blowpipe in the Yanghai Tombs in Turpan. "The function of the blowpipe is much like that of the blast blowers which people are using now," said Lu Enguo, a research member with the Xinjiang archaeological research institute. "Although we discovered bronze blowpipes several years ago in Kuqa County and the northern part of...
  • Hungry Dogs Find 2,500-Year-Old Mummy (Backyard)

    03/24/2003 3:47:20 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 317+ views
    Ananova ^ | 3-24-2003
    Hungry dogs find 2,500-year-old mummy Two dogs digging for a buried bone in their owner's backyard in Chile found a 2,500-year-old mummy. Ivan Paredes, who lives in Arica, could not believe his eyes when his dogs dug up the ancient body. He told La Cuarta online: "The dogs were trying to find bones buried in the backyard as usual, but they started to bark very loud and I came to check what was going on and found the mummy of child." Archaeologists believe it is the remains of a boy buried by his parents who would probably have been farmers....