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Australian prison for British convicts

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Fremantle Prison is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle, Western Australia. The 15-acre site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. Constructed between 1851 and 1859 using convict labour, the prison was initially used for convicts transported from Britain, but was transferred to the colonial government in 1886 for use for locally-sentenced prisoners. Decades of prisoner discontent, culminating in a 1988 riot that saw guards taken hostage and a fire cause $1.8 million worth of damage, led to the prison being closed in 1991. Since then, Fremantle Prison has been conserved as a heritage and tourism site, and various restoration works have been undertaken.


Opel Olympia Rekord P1

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A 1960 Opel Olympia Rekord P1, a car introduced in August 1957 by Opel as a replacement for the previous Opel Olympia Rekord, it was larger than its predecessor and sold very well. It was replaced in mid-1960 by the Opel Rekord P2.



10 Professional Quality WordPress Themes for Free

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Trying to transfer my blog from blogger to wordpress, I've been looking for some free wordpress themes, which are as simple as possible, but professionally looking. Below are some of the best I've found.

Illacrimo
A strong color set, that should appeal to many, and works well with the plugins included in the download file.

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Arthemia Free v2.0
The paged plugin support, nice border for pictures, automated page listing in navigation bar, improved layout of front-page, archive page, and search page.

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Mag Demo
Widget ready and adsense ready wordpress theme for your blogs. The theme has featured video section, 125x125 Sidebar ads and much more.
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Pixeled
Dark WP theme with 2-3 column layout, dropdown categories menu, multiple widget-ready placement and feedburner email form integrated, easy to customize.

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Mimbo 3.0
Clean, customizable magazine-style theme for WordPress. It’s also a simple framework which can be modified with child themes.

If Only I Was So Rich ...

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The richest people in the world have gotten poorer, this year the world's billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months. Americans account for 44% of the money, up seven percentage points from last year. Bill Gates lost $18 billion but regained his title as the world's richest man. The listed net worth figures represent the estimated value of assets less debt as of February 13, 2009.
(Sources: Forbes, Wikipedia)

Lakshmi Mittal ($19.3 bil)

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Lakshmi Mittal is an Indian industrialist based in the United Kingdom, the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, non-executive director of EADS, Goldman Sachs, and ICICI Bank.
Facts:
"Mittal Affair" ("Cash for Influence" or "Garbagegate")exposed the link between UK prime minister Tony Blair and MittalAfter multiple fatalities in his mines, the employees have accused him of "slave labour" conditions.After a takeover of a US-based steelmaker, ISG, he paid hi…

On April 16

On this day:

1853 – The first passenger line of what would become Indian Railways, the state-owned railway company of India, opened between Bombay and Thane.1912 – American Harriet Quimby (pictured) became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.1947 – American financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch first described the post-World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States as a "cold war".2003 – The Treaty of Accession was signed in Athens, admitting ten new member states, including several countries of the former Eastern Bloc, into the European Union.2007 – In one of the deadliest shooting incidents in United States history, a gunman killed 32 people and wounded over 20 more before committing suicide at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.(source: Wikipedia)