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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]