Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Disabled mother forced to sell home to pay compensation after mobility scooter injures supermarket worker's knee
A disabled mother whose mobility scooter injured the knee of a supermarket worker has been forced to sell her house after she was sued for damages

Pressure mounts on Digital Economy Bill
Protests against the Digital Economy Bill have escalated as the controversial Bill is about to receive its second reading at the House of Commons

General election 2010: Facebook and Twitter to have unprecedented impact
Facebook, Twitter and other social media will have an unprecedented impact on the general election campaign.

Digital Bill to strip Britons of their rights
Britain is hoping to put itself at the forefront of the fight against Internet piracy with the new Digital Economy Bill, to be debated in parliament later on Tuesday.

The bill will give authorities the power to block pirate websites and cut off people from the Internet if caught file sharing.

But protesters claim the measures are too extreme and threaten the very future of the web.

UK Conservatives may reopen probe into Iraq war whistleblower’s death
The death of a whistle-blower who said the UK government had "sexed up" a dossier on Saddam Hussein's military capabilities in order to sell the Iraq war has been one of the most intriguing and confusing elements of the war's history

Santelli: $4 Gas, $150 Oil Coming This Summer
CNBC CME floor reporter explains investors could flee equity markets for commodities, including energy and put a hurt on consumers.

CNN Weather Guy Chad Myers Accuses Climate Scientists Of Corruption
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers accuses climate scientists of corruption, saying that because they “work for the government,” they might lose their jobs if they didn’t say man-made global warming was real.

Is Gordon Brown Proposing To Print Climate Money?
Monday, 05 April 2010 10:07 Ethiopian Journal — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says the high level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing has identified various financial sources to help developing countries combat climate change and set directives for further activities.

Meles and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown co-chaired the first meeting of the group held in London last week.

Meles told the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency that the meeting assessed ways of getting financial sources through air and marine transport and the right of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to print money and implementation of new taxes, among others.

More “hiding the decline”
Re-reading Climategate and AR4 Review Comments, I noticed an interesting discussion about handling the Law Dome O18 record – a series used in Mann and Jones (2003) and Jones and Mann (2004) with a very elevated MWP

Revealed: Hospital has staff from 70 countries as nurses who don't even understand 'nil by mouth' forced to take English lessons
An NHS hospital has staff from a staggering 70 countries on its payroll.

The huge number of overseas nurses, cleaners and porters has forced health chiefs to send them on ten-week English courses because many do not understand basic medical phrases.

Among the terms some workers from countries such as Burma, the Philippines and Poland can't follow are 'nil by mouth', 'doing the rounds' and 'bleeping a doctor'

Wounded paratrooper told he may lose £25k compensation after he was pictured holding Carling Cup at Wembley
Paralysed in an attack in Afghanistan, Private Dave Tatlock was told he would never walk again.
But the 20-year-old drew on all his battlefield courage to prove the doctors wrong, making slow but steady progress over two difficult years with the aid of a stick.
In a salute to his bravery, he was invited to be a guest of honour when his beloved Manchester United played Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final at Wembley in February. He even carried the trophy on to the pitch.

(H/T Mr Waring for last two items)


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