August, 2017

McGuinty wins re-election in 2007 Ontario General Election

Thursday, October 11, 2007 The official results of the 2007 Ontario General Election now show that the Ontario Liberal Party has been re-elected. The Liberal Party lead by Dalton McGuinty will spend the next four years in a majority government. McGuinty is the first Liberal premier to have back-to-back majorities since Mitchell Hepburn, who held […]

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

Putin elected to third term; observers express concern

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was elected to his third term as President of Russia after the country’s Monday election, causing concern from local and international communities about the legitimacy of the election. According to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Putin received nearly 65% of the vote, placing […]

Why Opt For Custom Made Window Blinds}

Read An Opinion On: Emerald Storage Sheds Blue Print Sheds Why opt for Custom Made Window Blinds by JOSEPH ZAMMIT One of the most exciting aspects of decorating a new home is ordering custom made window treatments. Your window coverings grab immediate attention and so it follows that whatever you do with your windows will […]

Google’s YouTube to present its best video awards

Monday, March 19, 2007 This week Google’s on-line video sharing website YouTube launches its own awards ceremony. The site will present the best user-generated videos posted during 2006 in seven categories. The starting point is Monday and users will end voting on Friday. Winners will get their trophies on March 26. The categories that YouTube […]

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Frank Ryan has died in a car accident at age 50. It is reported that the Jeep Ryan was driving crashed over the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and landed on rocks. Lifeguards were first on the scene and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Ryan. […]

Rescue efforts underway after China earthquake

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Humanitarian aid groups and Chinese military forces are beginning rescue operations in western China after a heavy 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the region on Wednesday, that reportedly killed over 600 people and injured almost ten thousand. The quake, which was centered around the remote town of Yushu, was largely destroyed by […]

Sadr City suicide bomber uses fruit truck to kill 66 on market day

Sunday, July 2, 2006 A suicide bomber exploded a truck bomb in the crowded Al-Ula market in Sadr City in Baghdad on Saturday, killing 66 people and injuring over a 100. ‘At the beginning of this market, the criminal blew up his dynamite-packed truck after trying to go over the pavement,’ said Iraq’s Deputy Health […]

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals […]

Ties found between Abu Ghraib prison abuse and Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, July 28, 2005 In testimony at a military hearing yesterday on abuses at the U.S. prison camp in Iraq, the former warden of Abu Ghraib, Maj. David Dinenna, said he attended in September 2003 a meeting with Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, who was then commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Maj. Dinenna […]

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