Posts Tagged ‘bolt’

‘All roads lead to US & Canada in move to ban Russia from 2016 Rio Olympics’

     The US and Canada, the two predominant countries leading the doping inquest against Russian athletes, are not geopolitical allies of Russia, so that’s got to be borne in mind, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT. The World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] report into Russia’s alleged state-sponsored doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has been […]

62 killed and 140 injured by lightning strikes since mid-April in Nepal

     As many as 109 people have been killed—47 in landslides and flooding and 62 in lightning bolts—and 197 others have been injured in such natural disasters since April 13, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Basnet told Parliament on Friday. According to the data prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, lightning was the leading […]

Just a Game? Worry about the return ‘of’ your money, not the return ‘on’ it

     If only Fed Governors and Presidents understood a little bit more about Monopoly, and a tad less about outdated historical models such as the Taylor Rule and the Phillips Curve, then our economy and its future prospects might be a little better off. That is not to say that Monopoly can illuminate all of […]

Rouhani, Zarif pay homage to acclaimed filmmaker Kiarostami

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani and FM Zarif have paid respect to award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, highly acclaimed figure in world cinema, who passed away at 76 on Monday.In a tweet posted on his official Twitter account on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the ‘different’ and ‘deep’ vision of […]

Iran-EU economic coop. center opens in Germany

Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, said Tuesday during the opening ceremony for Iran-EU center for economic cooperation in Berlin that the nuclear deal has presented the opportunity for a fresh round of cooperation between Iran and western countries, particularly Germany. He added the center, the idea of which was proposed […]

The US and the EU support a psychopathic dictator

     On May 6 a court in Istanbul, acting on the orders of Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan, sentenced the editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper to five years and ten months in prison for publishing a report about illegal provision of weapons to Islamist terrorists in Syria by Turkey’s secret service. His bureau chief got five […]

Grand cleric urges constructive engagement with world

Tehran, May 20, IRNA – Ayatollah Hossein Vahid Khorasani on Friday urged the government to continue its policy of constructive engagement with the international community. Iran should use a soft language to talk with the world and it should adopt constructive engagement with the international community, Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani said during his meeting with President […]

US-Saudi relations under change, their Heyday has gone

Alwaght- The US-Saudi friendship at the present time is not as golden as two decades ago- the good days in which such Saudi princes as Bandar bin Sultan, the former kingdom’s intelligence chief who is known as “Bandar Bush” stepped out of the formality of the diplomatic etiquettes and held warm personal relations with the […]

The Great Leap Backward: America wages endless illegal war on the world

     Can we face it in this election season? America is a weapons factory, the White House a war room, and the president the manager of the neoliberal conspiracy to recolonize the planet. It exports war and mass poverty. On the economic front, usurious neoliberalism; on the military front, illegal wars. These are the trenches […]

Elephant kills woman taking photographs on Java, Indonesia

     An endangered Sumatran elephant charged a woman who was taking photographs, trampling her to death Wednesday at a tourist spot on Indonesia’s island of Java. Veterinarian Octavia Warahapsari took care of two trained Sumatran elephants used for tourist treks at the Gajah Mungkur scenic reservoir in central Java. Pardiyanto, an official at the reservoir, […]

Pavlof Volcano erupts in Alaska, sends ash 20,000 feet high

     The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air. The agency says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time. The agency says the eruption also led to tremors on the […]

FLASHBACK: Eyewitnesses: ‘Underwear bomber’ was escorted onto plane

     A Newport couple had a Christmas they never will forget. Kurt and Lori Haskell sat seven rows behind a 23-year-old Nigerian man on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam who now has been charged with trying to destroy the plane in what is believed to be an attempted act of terrorism. The Haskells were […]

‘Cancer cells simply melt away’: Miracle drug amazes Australian researchers after lengthy trials

The Melbourne-based trial took place over four years and tested 116 patients. It was shown by researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre that the drug Venetoclax can greatly reduce cancer blood cells. Positive results were seen in 79 percent of cases involving patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Some patients […]

Amano report’s approval can close PMD file: Iran

A senior Iranian official says the case of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program can be closed when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors upholds the recent report of the agency’s chief. In his report on December 2, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said the body has found no indications of diversion of […]

Andrew Bolt leaves it up to his employer to decide on whether to appeal

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt leaves the Federal Court in Melbourne. Picture: AAP Source: AAP ANDREW Bolt will not ask The Herald Sun to appeal against last week’s Federal Court decision that he breached the Racial Discrimination Act. He said yesterday that the decision needed to be made by his employer without his input. “To […]

Bolt, Bromberg and a profoundly disturbing judgement

Posted September 29, 2011 15:37:40 Photo: Andrew Bolt is featured in the Herald Sun on September 29, 2011, the day after Justice Mordecai Bromberg found two of Bolt’s columns were unlawful under the Racial Discrimination Act. (Herald Sun) Andrew Bolt dishes it out. He is, one might say, a professional disher-out. So the self-pity in his […]

Bolt shocked by court finding against him

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has called a court finding against him “a sad day for free speech”. Mr Bolt says on the front page of the Herald Sun he “cannot believe it’s come to this” after the Federal Court found that he breached the Racial Discrimination Act with two of his newspaper columns in […]

Bolt found guilty of breaching discrimination act

Updated September 28, 2011 15:09:00 Columnist and political commentator Andrew Bolt has been found guilty of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act over two articles he wrote in 2009. Bolt was being sued in the Federal Court by nine Aboriginal people including former ATSIC chairman Geoff Clark, academic Professor Larissa Behrendt, activist Pat Eatock, photographer Bindi […]

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