Friday, 23 April 2010

Parade boosts patriotism on St George's day
St George has been back on horseback for a new quest - to boost flagging patriotism in the nation's capital.

As part of a weekend of nationwide festivities marking St George's Day, campaigners bidding to "reclaim Englishness" revived a traditional pageant last staged in 1585.

IMF cuts UK forecast in blow to Gordon Brown
The International Monetary Fund has delivered a pre-election blow to Gordon Brown, cutting its 2011 UK growth forecasts.

There is literally excrement in your salad: Fecal bacteria contamination widespread
A recent Consumer Reports investigation has revealed that bagged salads labeled "pre-washed" or "triple-washed" may not be as clean as they appear. Of the 208 samples taken from 16 different brands of bagged salad, researchers found that nearly 40 percent of them were tainted with bacteria often found in fecal material.

The latest volcano eruption in Iceland is now being used as an example by the Global Warming fanatics of how thinning ice caps can actually cause volcanoes to erupt. The latest is how thinning ice caps in Iceland are releasing pressure on the ground and creating liquid magma. Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a vulcanologist at the University of Iceland, goes on to say that melting ice caused by Global Warming can influence magmatic systems as seen from the increasing volcano activity at the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago apparently because as the ice caps melted, the land rose

Greek strikes, debt crisis intensify fears of economic collapse
Major banks and investors continued to bid up interest rates on Greek government debt in the run-up to tomorrow’s strikes in Greece, prompting renewed fears that joint European-IMF bailout plans might fail. It is widely assumed in financial circles that bailouts will not resolve the underlying economic problems that provoked the debt crisis, and European officials and media are increasingly discussing state bankruptcy or the end of the common European currency, the euro.

Britain: What will a 20 percent cut in public spending mean for workers?
With the international financial institutions demanding that Britain rein in its ballooning debt, all the main political parties are committed to deep-going cuts in public expenditure to pay for the bank bailout and further enrich their corporate backers.

Studies reveal Americans’ declining living standards and increasing anger
A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government

FAT Cat bankers will this year pick up bonuses worth nearly a staggering £7billion, research will reveal today.

City workers will receive an average payout of about £70,000 – almost triple the average salary of workers in other sectors.

THE Tories last night produced a new election poster featuring Gordon Brown’s head superimposed on the body of Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard.

The move came after David Cameron accused Gordon Brown of peddling “lies” to scare pensioners in a series of controversial Labour election leaflets sent to millions of homes.

Gordon Brown warns of 'double-dip recession' as economy falters
Gordon Brown warned of the dangers of a double-dip recession today after official figures showed the economic recovery almost stalling in the first three months of the year

Quieter activity on Sun may push Britain into a modern-day Little Ice Age
Horse racing on frozen rivers? Ice bowling? Activities last seen during Britain's Little Ice Age could once more be seen, researchers believe.
Having just emerged from a bitterly cold winter the experts are warning that Britain could return to the mini ice-age at the end of the 17th century. This is despite claims that global warming is causing Arctic ice to melt and temperatures to rise

Newborn babies to get bar codes instead of handwritten name tags
An NHS hospital has become the first in the country to issue all new born babies with bar codes instead of traditional handwritten tags.

US death toll doubles in Afghanistan
New data from the US government shows that the number of American contractors killed in Afghanistan has increased by more than 100 percent

Public sector job losses 'inevitable', says Alistair Darling
Public sector job losses are ''inevitable'' as measures to halve the deficit take effect, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, has said

US warms to strike on Iran
With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile [ICBM] capable of reaching the United States by 2015," claimed a Pentagon report that was declassified on Monday. The almost simultaneous timing of two key recent revelations - this and Israeli accusations that Syria had transferred Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon - has contributed to a fresh escalation of tensions in the Middle East and to speculation that the stage is being set for a military show-down.


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