Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on August 12th, 2013 12:00 am
The civil war that has raged in Syria since March 2011 has drawn attention from the world media and provoked cautious diplomacy between the United States and Russia. However, Turkey is one of the nations most directly caught up in the conflict, and the NATO member has several issues with their southern neighbor.
Istanbul had endured a rocky relationship with Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad for many years and jumped at the chance of arming Syrian rebels when a revolt broke out in the country following the Arab Spring. Turkey then went further and allowed Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on May 25th, 2013 12:00 am
By the end of October in 2012, over 300 Americans were infected with the fungal form of meningitis and twenty-four people passed away. According to the CDC, the cause may have been from epidural steroid injections which were contaminated and were created at the NECC. The injections were made for people suffering from back pain.
The U.S. Food and Drug administration said that one of the infected vials in it had a fungus. The center in Massachusetts that made the injections shut down, recalled three loads, and altered their Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on April 4th, 2013 12:00 am
What Role Did Big Bird Play In The Presidential Debate?
Big Bird of “Sesame Street,” who has educated children since that PBS show first went on the air in 1969, played an odd role in the 2012 presidential debates. During the first debate of the general election, held in Denver and moderated by former PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer, challenger Mitt Romney explained he wanted to eliminate certain government programs to balance the budget. In particular, he promised to end government funding to PBS. Romney’s specific reference to Big Bird was as follows: “I’m going to stop the subsidy to Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 15th, 2012 12:00 am
According to reports, four militants linked to al Qaeda were killed in a drone attack by the United States. The attack took place on Thursday in a secluded area south of Yemen. Several residents witnessed the attack.
Reportedly, the heavily armed militants were traveling in vehicles when they were hit by an air strike. This was the first US drone strike against al Qaeda members in Yemen in about a month. There were eight unmanned drones launched that killed four militants. Reportedly, two other militants were wounded and another got away.
At this time, Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 14th, 2012 12:00 am
Actress, recording artist and business woman, Jennifer Lopez, took time out of her busy schedule to attend the Chanel Spring/Summer show at the Grand Palais for Paris Fashion Week. Only she did not arrive alone. Lopez attended, not just with her boyfriend Casper Smart, but also her four-year-old daughter Emme.
Lopez and her daughter made a fetching duo looking like fashion models themselves. Lopez wore a short, white, low-cut lace gown accented with an appropriate black Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 10th, 2012 12:00 am
Ever since the Mars rover Curiosity landed on the planet, scientists and curious people alike have waited for some news of life. Recent photos beamed back to Earth are suggesting that there may have been a stream at one point on Mars.
There had always been hints at water being on the red planet but most were thought to just be from long melted ice caps. These photos however, show rounded rocks. That is what happens to rocks on Earth when they are subjected to the constant pounding of water against them.
With Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 8th, 2012 12:00 am
At least 20 people in Hanford, California were injured on Monday October 1st, 2012 when a tractor trailer hauling cotton trash failed to yield and ran into the side of a train. The collision caused the locomotive and two passenger cars to derail. The scene right after the wreck was chaotic as close to 200 passengers were scrambling to get off the train. All the injuries to passengers were minor described by Sherriff Dave Putnam as, “bumps, bruises, scrapes and possibly broken bones”. It is undetermined the rate of speed the train or the truck was traveling at. The speed limit in Read the rest of this entry »
Posted under: Uncategorized by admin on October 7th, 2012 12:00 am
Not long ago, people associated with oil finds with Texas and Alaska or off shore. This has all changed with new technology and the ability to pull oil out of the ground in ways not known or not financially feasible mere decades ago.
Two new technologies have revolutionized the search for American oil. These technologies have turned places like Williston, once a sleepy, small rural North Dakota town, into centers where citizens are getting wealthy and where recession isn’t even an Read the rest of this entry »