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2008-09-03 15:00:17

Sir, There haven't been any dipsticks writing about peak oil lately; perhaps they are too busy visiting the supermarket and paying dearly for all the ingredients going into biofuel. Maybe they are too worried about global warming and have joined the hotheads who think nothing is changing. Remember 25 years ago when grapes ripened the same week every year? All things work relative to each other. Just because you can put your hand on the outside of a refrigerator and it's hot, does not mean...

2008-08-30 09:00:55

By Benner, Gregory J Allor, Jill H; Mooney, Paul Abstract Little is known about the academic processing speed (i.e., rapid automatic naming and academic fluency) of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) served in public school settings. A crosssectional design was used to investigate the (a) percentage of K-12 students with EBD served in public school settings with academic processing speed deficits; (b) mean level and stability of academic processing speed...

2008-08-28 15:05:00

A U.S. anthropologist is rebutting claims that fossilized bones found in the Micronesian islands were those of Hobbitlike little people. University of Oregon Assistant Professor of anthropology Greg Nelson and colleagues from the Australian National University and North Carolina State University are refuting the conclusions of Professor Lee Berger, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and colleagues from Rutgers and Duke Universities. They concluded...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By Martin Slack The collaboration, called UK Flow, includes world champion boxers Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter and has the support of Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn, pop stars Girls Aloud and players from the England football and rugby squads.The group hopes to raise money for a number of knife crime charities across the country with the song, which was the idea of actor Stephen Nicholas, who starred in Sky's football drama Dream Team.Mr Nicholas, 30, said: "We just want to raise...

2008-08-22 15:00:42

Sir, I wish to publicly say thank you to the Nelson Mail for the continued coverage of the methyl bromide issue. Finally, we see some constructive action to mitigate the effects of this deadly chemical. This action is long overdue, and has been forced on a reluctant fumigation industry. It's come after years of effort, by the families of those men who died after working at the port, by the Citizens Against Toxic Spray, the people of Nelson, and by the courage of the media. The Nelson Mail...

2008-08-09 15:00:38

Top of the south patients will be the winners after the region's two primary health organisations and health board took the "bull by the horns" in a New Zealand-first training initiative. This is according to Royal NZ College of GPs medical educator Tim Phillips, who said that two years ago, doctors who wanted to become general practitioners in Nelson had no way of training locally and had to travel to Wellington to attend weekly lectures. That was until the Royal New Zealand College of...

2008-08-05 15:00:22

By BASHAM, Laura The last of the country's 1.8 million cartons of apple exports to the United States this season are heading out under the watchful eye of US Department of Agriculture inspector Mark Stull. Mr Stull has been in Nelson since April checking the exports do not have any diseases or pests hitchhiking a ride to Philadelphia or Los Angeles. Doing the inspections here means the apples get a quicker trip through the US border. Asure Quality field manager Jeff Fahey said, "It...

2008-07-23 15:00:56

By HUNT, Elle dDub concert, Saturday, Nelson School of Music. Reviewed by Elle Hunt. -------------------- Saturday night saw the wise taking shelter from the rain at the Nelson School of Music to see Auckland- based dDub give the top of the south a taste of its unique blend of horns, harmonies and hands-high tunes - in other words, the perfect cure for the wintry weather. Performing as part of the annual Winter Festival, dDub's irresistibly upbeat rhythms captivated the audience, and had...

2008-07-23 15:00:56

By BARCLAY, Arch The Tasman Brass Ensemble, a Winter Festival concert at the Richmond Town Hall, yesterday. Reviewed by Arch Barclay. ----------- --------- What a tonic for the musically depressed. The Tasman Brass Ensemble stole the hearts of a full house at the Richmond Town Hall yesterday with two standing ovations - quite a feat for a Nelson performance. A polished first half rode the classical waves of Monteverdi, Delibes, Debussy, Scheidt, Smetana, Faure's stately Pavane with...

2008-06-17 15:00:50

Nelson College has been chosen as a "good practice" example by the Education Review Office for a national report on the education of boys that will go to the Education Minister. ERO officials last week visited the school to meet staff and students. Headmaster Gary O'Shea said the officials were visiting seven other colleges. (c) 2008 Nelson Mail, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.