by Anonymous on Thursday Nov 20 2008
Liverpool F.C., an association football club located in Liverpool, a British city, has been criticized by the city council for attempting to trademark the Liver Bird, a symbol used to represent the city of Liverpool, and its football club. Flo Clucas, the Deputy leader of Liverpool City Council, expressed her concern over the move. "I have some very real concerns over it," she stated.
by Anonymous on Wednesday Nov 19 2008
Pirates have seized control of the Sirius Star, a Saudi-owned oil tanker off the coast of Kenya and are steering her towards Somalia, reports the US Navy.
by Anonymous on Monday Nov 17 2008
Raouf Amin el-Araby, a 52-year-old Egyptian doctor who has been serving the Saudi Royal family for 20 years, was convicted of malpractice.
by Anonymous on Thursday Nov 13 2008
In what could be a major medical breakthrough, or a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, a 42-year-old American man was cured of AIDS after receiving a bone marrow transplant in Berlin, Germany two years ago.
by Anonymous on Tuesday Nov 11 2008
On Monday, United States electronics retailer Circuit City announced that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Second largest in its field, behind Best Buy, the company has previously announced that it would close down 155 of its locations leaving an estimated 8000 employees jobless. The retailer also said more cutbacks will be on the way.
by Anonymous on Monday Nov 10 2008
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake with magnitude of 6.5 has struck China. Xinhua, one of China's main news agencies, reports the quake at a magnitude of 6.3. According to the USGS, the quake was centered 55 kilometers (35 miles) East, Southeast of Da Qaidam, Qinghai province and was reported at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).
by Anonymous on Wednesday Nov 05 2008
The 2008 presidential Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, 47, is projected to win at least 349 electoral votes, more than enough to clinch the Presidency of the United States. Obama is the first African American to be elected President in U.S. history. His Republican opponent, Arizona senator John McCain is projected to win at least 173 electoral votes.
by Anonymous on Monday Nov 03 2008
Studs Terkel, an Amercian historian, radio talk show host and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has died at the age of 96. His son, Dan Terkel, said he died peacefully in his Chicago, Illinois home. "My dad led a long, full, eventful, sometimes tempestuous, but very satisfying life. [His death was] peaceful, no agony.
by Anonymous on Friday Oct 31 2008
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found evidence of hydrated silica or opal, a form of mineral, over large areas in the Martian surface, including in the large martian canyon called Valles Marineris. The discovery was made by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer (CRISM) instrument on the orbiter.
by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 27 2008
One of the few good news stories to come out of recent global economic turmoil has been the revelation that Canada’s banking system is about the most stable and best-regulated in the world. While Iceland’s banking system freezes solid and the US desperately tries to bail out its drowning financial institutions, in Canada’s banking sector it’s business as usual.