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2009-04-21 09:16:00

Scenic ride and summer weekend fun ahead in Gladstone GLADSTONE, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central U.P. Chapter of the Red Cross is teaming up with several area groups and businesses to sponsor a summer weekend of fun, food, and entertainment in Gladstone with the first annual "Da' U.P. Ride for the Red" on motorcycles. All bikers are welcome! Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, local food vendors will offer their fares. Beer and soda will also be sold. Then from 7 p.m. to 10...

2009-03-20 13:05:33

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown defended the government rescue of Northern Rock bank Friday after a government audit criticized the move. The National Audit Office said the government knew of troubles at the bank for three years before taking action and allowed the bank to continue writing mortgages 25 percent higher than the value of homes borrowers were purchasing, The Guardian reported Friday. Brown said the government, which took over the bank last year, took the action that was...

2009-03-15 13:23:07

An official with Britain's Labor Party insulted those with Scottish accents by asking for a translation of a Glasgow man's comments, a union official says. Collins had interjected in a question-and-answer session with Labor deputy leader Harriet Harman to request a translation of the man's comments, the Daily Mail reported Sunday. I heard Mr. Collins' remarks clearly. I was upset by what he said and considered it to be racist. The man had a normal Scottish accent and most people could...

2009-01-21 15:08:01

Bonuses paid to staff members of Britain's nationalized Northern Rock bank have provoked criticism from some corners, support from others. The Treasury approved a bonus of 10 percent of salaries to staff members for their dedication to the bank, The Times of London reported Wednesday. But, Liberal Democratic Treasury spokesman Vince Cable decried the bonus pay. This is bringing the worst of the City bonus culture into a public body, he said. When millions of people are facing pay cuts or even...

2008-10-10 00:00:36

News in brief HEALTH Only one in 20 NHS patients who are unhappy with their care lodges a formal complaint because the system is so confusing and unresponsive, a report by the National Audit Office says. Most dissatisfied patients want nothing more than an acknowledgement of the problem, an apology and an assurance that it will not happen again. But these are among the hardest remedies to obtain, today's report says. The NAO surveyed 5,000 members of the public on their experiences of NHS...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Christina Patterson THE NICE thing about sex is that it doesn't involve words. For the overly analytical and verbal among us, it can be a lovely animal respite from what Woody Allen called his second favourite organ, the brain. Try to describe it and look what you get: great efflorescences of purple tumescence, great efflorescences, in fact, of purple prose. Even when good writers try it - Norman Mailer and Sebastian Faulks both won the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award - they often fail....

2008-09-22 15:00:28

A cleaner environment is the key to future prosperity, argues Gordon Brown (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 00:00:00

Pioneering pupils at a North Lincolnshire primary school are stealing environmental groups' thunder by showing off their green side. Belton All Saints C of E Primary School has been awarded the Eco Schools Bronze award for working hard to promote a green environment in the school grounds and providing an example to the local community. The award was presented by Brigg and Goole MP Ian Cawsey. Sarah Groves, headteacher at Belton All Saints, said she was pleased with the pupils' efforts....

2008-09-03 12:00:17

Excerpt from commentary by Sediqollah Towhidi entitled "Final approval of the law on media" by privately-owned Payman daily on 2 September The mass Media Law is one of the laws that took more than one year to be approved. The draft of the media law after being sent to parliament, by the government, remained there for nine months until the Religious and Cultural Committee of parliament presented a revised version to the general assembly. While debating the draft of the Law on Media, the...

2008-09-02 06:00:12

By JOHN ROSS AS THE rain lashed down on the First Minister 2,000ft up in the hills above Loch Ness yesterday, it was a good day to discuss the power that can be harnessed from water. Alex Salmond was taken into the Monadhliath mountains to view the vast wilderness where a GBP 150 million hydro-electric scheme is nearing completion. The development on the Glendoe Estate near Fort Augustus is the first of its kind in 50 years and perhaps the last on a similar scale to be built in...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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