Chula Vista, California becomes model for blight control laws in the US

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The San Diego, California suburb of Chula Vista has responded to the recent housing crisis with an aggressive blight control ordinance that compels lenders to maintain the appearance of vacant homes. As foreclosures increase both locally and throughout the United States, the one year old ordinance has become a model for […]

Pakistan to Turkey container train service launched

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has launched Pakistan’s first international container train service from Islamabad to Istanbul via the Iranian capital, Tehran, as a trial project of the Economic Cooperation Organization to boost Pakistan’s trade with Turkey and Iran. The train is carrying 20 containers on its first journey from […]

Slow-cooking dinosaur eggs may have contributed to extinction, say scientists

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 A joint research team from the University of Calgary, American Museum of Natural History, and Florida State University announced on Monday that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs such as the duck-billed dinosaur took as long as six months to hatch, far longer than had previously been believed. We could literally count […]

Satirist Stephen Colbert runs for U.S. President

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 The American satirist Stephen Colbert has announced that he will run for the Presidency of the United States. He made his announcement on his mock news show The Colbert Report. However, Colbert said that he would only run in his home state of South Carolina as a favorite son. He also […]

Managing A Veterinary Practice To Its Full Efficiency}

Submitted by: Peter Breyer Making the Dream Come True This is the story of James R. Speiser, a young veterinarian who had dreams and hopes that were about to go up in smoke. But when he met Sterling Management and took their management courses, his eyes opened up. Twenty years ago a young veterinarian had […]

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Dhaka court sentences former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years on corruption charges

Saturday, February 10, 2018 On Thursday, Dhaka high court sentenced former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to a five year prison term for corruption. Her son Tarique Rahman and four others involved in the case were each sentenced to ten years. Zia was prosecuted for embezzling ?21┬ámillion (about US$250┬áthousand) from foreign donations to an orphanage […]

U.S. Army’s surgeon general asked to resign

Monday, March 12, 2007 The United States Army’s Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley resigned Monday due to the recent Walter Reed Army Medical Center neglect scandal. Lt. Gen. Kiley is the third official to be stripped of command due to the scandal. Although he officially resigned, Pentagon officials made it clear that he […]

British Columbia could get an earthquake, survey warns

Sunday, February 4, 2007 The Geological Survey of Canada is reporting that there is a higher probability that a major earthquake could strike the south coast of British Columbia within the next week. The alert comes after seismologists began monitoring a grouping of small tremors moving north along the cascadia subduction zone from nearby Washington […]

Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after recording. A vast number of classical tracks are at stake; the copyright on recordings from […]