Kansas School Board has copyright withheld over teaching Intelligent Design

Monday, October 31, 2005 Kansas has been denied permission to use two key documents commonly used in the writing of science education standards for states, the National Science Education Standards (published by the National Research Council) and Pathways to Science Standards (published by the National Science Teacher Association). The respective organizations argued that they could not grant the state of […]

Canada adds United States to list of countries that torture

Saturday, January 19, 2008 An internal training manual developed by the Canadian foreign affairs department lists the United States as a country where foreigners risk torture and abuse, alongside countries such as Afghanistan, China, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Both Israel and the United States are officially allies of Canada. The manual is a 93-page PowerPoint presentation by […]

California Labor Law Lunch Breaks

See More About: Lunchtime Website By Elizabeth Guide For most of us, a lunch break during the work day is needed to keep going the rest of the afternoon. However, for some employees, questions arise as to what they are entitled to by law. Federal law does not require that lunch breaks be given to employees but many state laws […]

Warren Buffett to host world’s most expensive lunch

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Billionaire Warren Buffett, Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway, auctioned lunch with himself on eBay for US$2.63 million. Bidding, which started on eBay a few weeks ago, attracted nine bidders, offering huge sums for the opportunity to have a steak lunch with the man said to be a “legendary investor”. HAVE YOUR SAY If you had the […]

First Active offer 100% mortgages in Ireland

Thursday, July 14, 2005 First Active has become the first financial institution to offer 100% mortgages in the Republic of Ireland. The bank previously offered 100% financing to professionals in finance and medicine, but is now to offer this product to anyone who can afford to meet the repayments. The development is a huge boost for first time home buyers […]

La La Land receives record-equalling fourteen Oscar nominations; Hacksaw Ridge gets six

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Yesterday, La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle, received a record-equalling fourteen Academy Awards nomination, tied with 1950s movie All About Eve and 1990’s Titanic. Mel Gibson’s HackSaw Ridge based on true story bagged six nominations. The movie, featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, received nominations in all major categories. Gosling and Stone received nominations for […]

How Best To Gain Microsoft 77 883 Exam (Power Point 2010) Competence And Success

See More About: Diploma Of Design How Best to Gain Microsoft 77-883 Exam (PowerPoint 2010) Competence and Success by Jessica Sol Latest Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is a powerful app that makes your visual data communication far better as compared to its previous versions. Getting certified in the technology, that is, Microsoft 77-883 exam enhances your productivity and chances of being […]

Copiapó, Chile mining accident: in depth

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 The rescue of the Chilean miners trapped in the San José Mine in Copiapó, codenamed Operación San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Operation), began on Tuesday night, at around 20:00 local time (23:00 UTC). Florencio Ávalos was the first miner to be rescued, at 00:12 local time (03:12 UTC) on Wednesday. He was wearing a shirt signed by […]

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. Dorsa Derakhshani is currently 21 […]

US stock markets reach 12-year lows

Thursday, March 5, 2009 US stock markets dropped to twelve-year lows on Thursday, amidst falling confidence in the financial sector and worries over whether the US automobile manufacturer General Motors will be able to keep operating. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 4.08%, or 280.52 points, at the closing bell, reaching a level of 6595.32, a new 12-year low. […]