Wikinews Shorts: October 4, 2006
A compilation of brief news reports forWednesday, October 4, 2006
Brisbane Broncos 2006 NRL Premiers
October 1, 2006
The Brisbane Broncos have won the 2006 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership, defeating the Melbourne Storm 15-8, in front of almost 80,000 fans. The first all non-NSW final was contested between the first placed Storm, who were favourites to win and the third placed Broncos, almost unbackable at $2.25 at one stage.
Captain Darren Lockyer kicked the field goal which sealed Melbourne's fate, however it was make-shift hooker Shaun Berrigan who won the Clive Churchill medal for most outstanding player on the field.
Editing Biologists discover new marine life in Indonesia
September 29, 2006
The area is a home to more than 1,200 known species of fish. The Research Team, Conservation International, is concerned that the life is threatened by fishing using dynamite and cyanide. As of September 26, 11% of the area is being protected by the Indonesian government.
Lenovo Recalls 526,000 ThinkPad Batteries
September 29, 2006
IBM/Lenovo has announced the voluntary recall of over 526,000 laptop batteries due to manufacturing defects causing a few batteries to catch fire. The defective batteries were manufactured by Sony. This is the fourth recall due to Sony batteries, with prior recalls by Dell, Apple, and Toshiba. The batteries in this recall are believed to be manufactured between February 2005 though September 2006. This recall comes after an incident in a Los Angeles Airport where an IBM/Lenovo laptop caught fire.
- Scott Dickson. "Broncos clinch sixth crown" — , October 1, 2006
- Paul Jackson. "Scientists Discover Dozens of New Marine Species" — , September 16
- Associated Press. "IBM, Lenovo Recall ThinkPad Batteries" — , September 29th, 2006
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