Pakistan has urged India to pull out its troops from the Siachen Glacier, saying that their presence is a serious threat to the environment. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the glacier is the largest source of water for Pakistan, which been facing a water crisis for a long time, and blamed Indian forces for disposing items of daily ...
While the president was seeking to enroll as many uninsured people as possible in the new Obamacare exchanges this fall, the GOP was hard at work telling people not to. House Speaker John Boehner was so convinced that government health insurance is a bad thing that he enlisted a group of poor and indigent folk to advise him. Republican operatives recruited sick and injured people without health ...
Ecuador's government has summarily shut down a nonprofit environmental group that opposes Amazon rainforest oil drilling, alleging that it incited abusive public behavior. It is the first such closure of an advocacy group by President Rafael Correa's government. More than a dozen government agents shut down offices of the Pachamama Foundation Wednesday after arriving unannounced. ...
The host university of the free marketeer Beacon Hill Institute has repudiated its proposal to carry out research with the express purpose of undermining a ...
babysitter, is now a Christmas Tree delivery service too… at least for Thursday. UberTree aims to save customers the hassle of strapping a tree to the top of their car and wrangling it through their front door. Uber is delivering trees from a local Home Depot to customers’ homes and will be available in select major cities from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to ...
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In 1962, director Roberto Rossellini, who had left an indelible mark on the movies by pioneering Italian neorealism with his end-of-the-war docudrama Rome, Open City (1945), abandoned the cinema. This is not to say, however, that he stopped making movies. ... ...
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Health Gaps Between Most Countries Could Close by 2035 The proposed SDGs will be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 economic agenda and a successor to the MDGs targeted to end in 2015. The MDGs aimed at reducing by half the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. But that goal is unlikely to be reached by most of the world’s poorer nations, primarily in ...
State Policy Network co-ordinating plans across 34 US stateso Strategy to 'release residents from government dependency' o Revelations come amid growing scrutiny of tax-exempt ...
Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, says officials in the UK are prepared for an impending storm surge impacting on the east coast. He urges the public to be vigilant of further weather announcements and to cooperate with authorities in areas where evacuations are taking place. The Environment Agency is showing 41 severe flood ...
CREDIT: Pennsylvania DEP The new head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t think the environment needs to be protected from climate change. Chris Abruzzo, Pennsylvania’s Acting DEP secretary, said during his confirmation hearing with the state’s Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday that he didn’t think climate ...
"Carry on regardless. That's all we can do," said Tracie, sitting a few yards from the dining room of the Bell pub and hotel in Sandwich, north Kent, where a refurbishment had been completed a day before.The dining room is, at least, a few steps up but the revamped bar - "completed last week and with a bespoke tiled floor which still smells brand new" - is more ...
Cichlid fish are seen sucking up sand and spitting it out in a pile to impress females and intimidate rivals with their 'sandcastles'. The mounds of sand, called bowers, are each subtly different in shape according to which Cichlid species they are made ...
Are we using public transport more than we used to? And which cities suffer from a high level of night-time traffic noise? The latest report from the European Environment Agency provides some interesting transport figures showing how urban transport differs across ...
Canadian Wind Energy Association and Deutsche Messe Announce Long-Term Partnership to grow CanWEAs Annual Conference and Exhibition
Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Deutsche Messe announced today a long-term partnership to enhance and expand CanWEA's Annual Conference and Exhibition. Starting with CanWEA 2014 ...
An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate "The Merry Christmas Law" after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming "winter" party. Boys and girls who attend the Nichols Elementary School "Winter Party" will not be able to make any reference to Christmas or any other religious ...
information gathering on cyclist safety . We had already received over 50 written submissions. The topic has been on the agenda for debate for months, but the tragic deaths of six cyclists has really intensified our desire to research if the Department of Transport could be doing more to protect cyclists. This is not an inquiry into those specific deaths as Chris Boardman has wrongly stated.I ...
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When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
The chief lobbyist for the National Retail Federation was speaking about talks to end the U.S. government shutdown.
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OTTAWA The Canadian Forces is investigating the fourth suicide of one of its members within a week, while a fifth soldier attempted to take his life.
Defence officials told media that three of as many as four Canadian Forces members who took their own lives in recent days had served in Afghanistan.
Senator Romeo Dallaire, a retired general, blamed a recent traffic accident on stress over the deaths.
The incidents have raised questions over post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The latest death, of a married 46-year-old soldier whose body was found on Monday near his base in Quebec, is being treated as an apparent suicide. Sylvain Lelievre had served in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
In the past week, the bodies of Warrant Officer Michael McNeil, Master Cpl William Elliott and Master Bombardier Travis Halmrast have also been discovered.
Lelivre was a member of the Royal 22e Regiment (the "VanDoos).
Another soldier told Canadian Press that the moment the Canadian military told him in November he was being discharged because of his post-traumatic stress disorder, he felt his
life was over and he attempted suicide.
Master Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk a former combat engineer who survived the desolation of Kandahar in 2009 and 2010 said he was desperate to stay in the military and re-qualify for another military trade. ...
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