Ohio State University Campus Shooting in Columbus

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 12:11 pm by admin

According to a report from the Washington Post, about nine (9) to eleven (11) people were sent to a hospital when a student from Ohio State University attacked people at the campus in Columbus, Ohio on November 28, 2016.

Read the full story with video, Ohio State student identified as campus attacker, nearly a dozen hospitalized, at The Washington Post site.

Diabetes drug linked to heart attacks

Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 2:40 pm by admin

A senate report concludes the diabetes drug Avandia is linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks.

Armistice Day, 91st Anniversary of the end of World War I

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 7:00 pm by admin

Today, November 11, 2009, is Armistice Day. It is the 91st anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918, and the world commemorated especially the United States, United Kingdom, and France. [bbc.co.uk and www.dw-world.de]

Read the full story, Services remember world war dead, at the BBC site.
Read the full story, Merkel makes history in France on Armistice Day, at the Deutsche Welle site.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It World Premiere

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 5:21 pm by admin

The “This Is It” movie of Michael Jackson was finally shown. This Is It has its world premiere in Los Angeles and simultaneously in 15 cities around the world including Berlin and London. Celebrities like Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez attended the world premiere. [itn.co.uk]

Read the full story, Jackson’s “This Is It” to Open Worldwide, at the CBSNews site.
Read the full story, Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ opens in LA, at the euronews site.
Read the full story, Jackson’s This Is It opens worldwide, at TheFreeLibrary site.
Read the full story with video, Jackson’s This Is It opens worldwide, at the ITN site.

Fifteen-year-old gang-raped others watched

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 4:57 pm by admin

A 15-year-old girl was gang-raped while others just watched. It happened on the high school grounds in Richmond, California while the school was having a school dance affair. It was reported that more than 20 people were involved. [cnn.com]

Read the full story with video, Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance, at the CNN site.

Jeffrey Picower, Madoff key investor died at 67

Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 1:30 pm by admin

Jeffry Picower was found unconscious in his swimming pool in Palm Beach, Florida in the United States on Sunday afternoon, October 25, 2009. He was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Medical Centre. Jeffry Picower was one of those key investors who invested with Madoff. Bernie Madoff was convicted of swindling for operating an investment scheme and defrauding thousands of his investors. [cnn.com and independent.ie]

Read the full story, Madoff investor drowns in Florida pool, at the CNN site.
Read the full story, Madoff friend found dead in swimming pool, at the Irish Independent site.

China negotiates for oil in U.S. waters

Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 11:47 am by admin

Four years ago, United States denied China’s bid for Unocal on national security grounds. Four years later, the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) is reportedly in negotiation to purchase leases by the Norwegian StatoilHydro in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico. China has a growing demand for oil but its local supply is stagnant, so China is looking for sources abroad especially in U.S. waters. Gulf of Mexico is the source of about a quarter of U.S. crude oil production. [latimes.com]

Read the full story, China’s push for oil in Gulf of Mexico puts U.S. in awkward spot, at the Los Angeles Times site.

Fernald Preserve in Ohio: Toxic Legacy of the Cold War

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 @ 3:10 pm by admin

The Fernald Preserve in Ohio, United States has flowers and birds but also has tons of radioactive waste. Fernald was one of the many facilities that once supplied the nuclear arsenal of the United States. The plant was shut down in 1989 but the place remains contaminated. Fernald is part of the toxic legacy of the Cold War. [latimes.com]

Read the full story, Toxic legacy of the Cold War, at the Los Angeles Times site.

Goldman Sachs’ profits more than $3bn

Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 12:38 pm by admin

US Bank Goldman Sachs announced on Thursday that it profited $3.19bn for the period July to September 2009, almost quadrupled its profits compared to the period July to September 2008. Goldman Sachs also set aside $5.35bn to cover pay and bonuses for the quarter.

In a report by ITN on July 2009 Goldman Sachs also made huge profit for the second quarter. It was mentioned in this report that Goldman Sachs accepted £6.1 billion of taxpayer bail-out cash and benefited from a host of other US government programmes. [cnn.com, bbc.co.uk and washingtonpost.com]

Watch the video, Goldman Sachs gives bonuses, at the CNN site.
Read the full story, Goldman Sachs: Your tax dollars, their big bonuses, at the CNNMoney site.
Read the full story, US banks’ profits beat forecasts, at the BBC site.
Read the full story, Bailed-Out Banks Raking In Big Profits, at the Washington Post site.

NASA’s program for future space flight

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 @ 11:03 pm by admin

Obama administration would like to review the spacecraft program of NASA whether the Ares 1 rocket and Orion capsule are the best option to send astronauts into orbit by 2015. The outcome of the review is quite crucial as many people could lose their jobs. [latimes.com]

Read the full story, NASA’s program for future space flight to be reviewed, at the Los Angeles Times site.