Garfinkel said Lachish was also sacked by the neo-Babylonians in the early sixth century B.C., by the Assyrians under Sennacherib in 701 B.C. and at least three other times, the earliest of which was in 1550 B.C. — about 400 years before the newly-excavated temple. "Our temple was destroyed at about 1150 B.C., in the middle of the 12th century B.C.," he said. … [Read more...] about 3,000-year-old Canaanite temple discovered in buried city in Israel
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Calling the new outbreak the "Mexican flu" fits nicely with that tradition, says Osterhaus, who believes that it will be the popular name for the pandemic no matter what public health officials say. That’s also why the Dutch Outbreak Management team, an expert group of which he is a member, continues using the term "Mexican flu," as does the Dutch government. (Their insistence has triggered a fiery letter from the Mexican embassy in The Hague.) … [Read more...] about Swine Flu Names Evolving Faster Than Swine Flu Itself
What we do know is the proposal, which passed with overwhelming support, will eventually mandate that all devices sold within the 27-member EU bloc use the same charging technology. When this is implemented, it will have ramifications for everyone, though, not just those who live in one of the 27 EU countries. We’ll explain why. … [Read more...] about Will the EU Make Apple Get Rid of Lightning on the iPhone?
The opening of the new data centre comes almost a year after Equinix initially announced it would build the ME2 data centre, with the company saying "various factors" had affected the construction progress. Equinix had initially slated for the build to be completed by the third quarter of last year. … [Read more...] about Equinix expands data centre footprint with the opening of Melbourne’s ME2
Maggie Shiels, formerly of the BBC and currently in corporate communications at Google, said, "We are striving to be better partners with publishers across the board, and recognize the value that quality journalism plays in the world today." Though she declined to comment on the specifics of the levy proposal, she did say that Google is supporting quality journalism "on multiple fronts." "Our News Lab team," 10 or so in-house employees, some former journalists like herself, "trains tens of thousands of journalists every year from around the world on our tools — all free." Among the summary of programs she forwarded, Shiels reported that Google is collaborating with news organizations, through its News Lab program, on using data to tell stories through Google’s Trends tool. It is a founding member of the First Draft News coalition, "set up to raise awareness and find solutions in all aspects of social news gathering and verification." Google is also working with the industry … [Read more...] about Facebook won’t call itself a media company. Is it time to reimagine journalism for the digital age?