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2011-12-08 16:45:02

The research into the sustainability of nuclear and other electricity options in the UK shows that nuclear power could make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. However, that would require a huge expansion of nuclear, constituting 35% of the electricity mix by 2035, almost double the current contribution. Given that most current nuclear power stations are due to close in this period, this scenario seems unfeasible, the authors claim. At the same time,...

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office´s network, Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Monday. GCHQ, the UK´s spy agency similar to the National Security Agency in the US, handles operations such as intelligence-gathering and code-busting and is the heart of Britain´s cyber defenses. Lobban told British...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

Blair recognized for international advocacy of women's education CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian University for Women (AUW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Blair, a leading international lawyer, human rights advocate, and the wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the first Chancellor of the three-year old University. Kamal Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of AUW, first made the announcement during the opening...

2010-12-23 00:00:53

Prime Minister, David Cameron, sends seasonal goodwill message to the British Armed Forces serving abroad this Christmas, as part of WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' campaign London, UK (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 David Cameron extends his seasonal goodwill to the troops serving abroad this Christmas, by recording a brand new video message for WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' campaign "“ just in time for Christmas. The Prime Minister joins his Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg,...

2010-08-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- India's Renewable Energy Minister, the Head of Climate Change & Environment for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU's North Sea Grid Co-ordinator are due to address a major international conference focused on the multi-billion pound opportunities presented by renewable energy and other low carbon developments. Senior financiers, utilities chiefs and politicians will take part in the two-day Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference, to be...

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2009-09-14 09:35:00

British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said the government would re-examine spending across the board, advocating constraint, not cuts. In a BBC Radio interview, Mandelson said, there are wise ways to go about accepting that we are entering a period of public spending constraint ... in which we have got to be wise spenders and not big spenders. Everything is going to have to be examined, from public services to defense projects. But, instead of cuts, he said, that will mean stepping up...

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2009-09-02 17:00:51

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to make his first visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Wednesday. Blair will be the guest on Tuesday's edition of the late-night chat show. Prime minister of Britain from 1997 to 2007, Blair has since started the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding between the major religions and makes the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world, CBS noted in a release. Also, next week...

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2009-08-26 08:29:37

British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson is willing to sink public funds into General Motors to ensure the survival of its Vauxhall subsidiary, sources say. Without naming its sources, The Times of London reported Wednesday Mandelson would look favorably on committing British taxpayer funds to GM if it appeared Vauxhall would be best off if the reconstituted U.S. automaker kept its European subsidiary instead of seeking a buyer. The Times said Mandelson's position became evident as GM's 13...

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...

2009-01-21 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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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