Greek parliament passes austerity bill

Thursday, May 6, 2010 The Greek parliament has approved an austerity bill proposed by the government to help rescue the country’s ailing economy. The proposal, which includes increases in taxes, as well as salary and pension cuts, passed with 172 members of parliament supporting, 121 opposing, and several abstaining; the proposal needed at least 151 votes to pass. There are 300 total parliament seats. The vote comes after a debate that took the entire day.Continue reading


2008 Taipei Cycle: Interview with Fma International about the design of “Champion Cheongsam”

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 The leader of the 2008 Tour de Taiwan gets a yellow jersey. But every tour winner gets assistance from a “Miss Etiquette,” a tour assistant and a brand new part of the Tour de Taiwan. Miss Ettiquette has become a key feature at the awards ceremonies for every stage. Fma International Co., Ltd., the jersey sponsor of 2008 Tour de Taiwan, and a participant of the 2008 Taipei Cycle, has designedContinue reading


Medical Marijuana: The Federal Response

Here’s An Opinion On: Cbd Oil Brisbane Obviously, the medical marijuana laws exist in individual states only and there are no federal laws allowing the use and production of cannabis for medicinal purposes. In fact, federal laws prohibiting possession, sale and production of Cannabis are in direct conflict with many of the various state laws that allow the medicinal use of prescription pot.Until recently, the actual federal response to state medical marijuana rules was anContinue reading

Fire hits Egyptian national theatre

Sunday, September 28, 2008 A fire on Saturday destroyed the main hall of the Egyptian National Theatre in Cairo. Six people have been injured including three firefighters. No one was in the theatre at the time as it was closed for the weekend. Egyptian state culture minister Faruq Hosni, said “The fire broke out in the main hall of the theatre. It was probably caused by an electrical short circuit.” Ataba Square was filled withContinue reading


Reuters retracts image; suspends employee due to threat

Sunday, August 6, 2006 The Reuters news agency has retracted a photograph of Beirut, Lebanon, after finding out that it was altered. Reuters released a statement saying: “Photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvience.” The photograph had shown two plumes of black smoke rising out of buildings in Beirut. Meanwhile a Reuters employee was suspended after using Reuters internetContinue reading


Thai anti-government leaders escape capture

Saturday, April 17, 2010 In a new setback to the Thai government’s efforts to ease mounting political tensions, protest leaders escaped from their hotel Friday after security forces arrived to arrest them. One, Arisman Pongruangrong, climbed down three floors using a rope, and was rushed away by supporters thronging the building. The police say Arisman led recent rallies at the national parliament, the election commission, and satellite transmission bases. Officials earlier Friday said the governmentContinue reading


Monitoring The Environment One Click At A Time}

Here’s An Opinion On: Film Making Course Sydney Monitoring the Environment One Click at a Time by jimsonHave you ever wondered if you’ve been exposed to toxic air? Don’t wait until it is too late, get phone alerts if there is a potential danger in the air you’re breathing. Atmotube, a tiny pollution sensor, allows its users to track the air quality in any location they might be in, outdoors or indoors. The device, whichContinue reading

Bikers begin descent on South Carolina resort for rallies

Saturday, May 14, 2005 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina —This weekend is the kick-off for two motorcycle rallies held annually in the U.S. eastern seacoast town of Myrtle Beach. Enthusiasts this year are expected to meet or exceed the 170,000 bikers that arrived last year in droves to the small resort town of 23,000. Festivities span two weeks, and extend again this year into the Memorial Day. Leading off is the week-long Harley rally, followed byContinue reading


Yahoo chooses Dublin as location of new European Headquarters

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Dublin — Yahoo!, the internet portal, today announced it has chosen Dublin, Ireland as the location of its European Headquarters. Ireland beat off stiff competition from other European countries to win the investment. The move is expected to create over 400 jobs – two thirds of which are expected to be for graduates with skills in information technology, financial services, customer support and website editorial. Earlier in the month, Ireland lostContinue reading


From Lawn Mowing Franchise For Sale In Nsw}

Here’s An Opinion On: Pressure Reducing Valve For Sale Submitted by: Leo Lazich Loved gardening and have time on your hands? Why not take on a moving franchise in NSW? A moving franchise does not mean just lawn mowing heavens no, it includes (besides mowing), and providing a large variety of gardening services such as: Lawn care – includes mowing, watering, drought protection, grass planting and renovating Fertilising – Plat nutrition, lawn nutrition, soil conditioning,Continue reading