Bailout signals Lisbon’s capitulation to financial markets

Saturday, April 9, 2011 Having resisted financial-market pressure for months, Portugal has finally requested an International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Union bailout. The emergency loan, believed to total around 75 billion euros, comes three weeks after the country’s prime minister, José Sócrates, resigned following parliamentary rejection of his government’s…

England fans watch match in cinema

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 London — A few hundred England fans weren’t watching the 2006 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden last night in a pub or at home, but instead had ventured out to their local cinema to see the game on the big screen. A number of Odeon…

Probate Auctions On E Bay

Here’s An Opinion On: Accountant Brisbane By Nicolas D Whenever a person dies and leaves behind debt creditors, the administrator or executor of that persons estate faces certain challenges in quickly selling real and personal property in order to satisfy creditors. The probate process is long and drawn out, and…

Canadian government faces elections speculation

Sunday, March 18, 2007 Talks of an election are beginning to rise again in the media as Canada’s Conservatives rallied last night in Toronto. Conservative MPs came to the two day event in Toronto for a training session. It was a campaign-style event with about 5,000 party supporters. During the…

New Zealand to get new postal codes

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 New Zealand Post is set to new bring in four digit postal codes for New Zealand, at a cost of $80 million (NZD). The New Zealand Herald reported that a new postal code system will be revealed Wednesday, May 31. There will be 1800 different zones…

NASA’s Mars rovers exceed all expectations

April 6, 2005 With the approval of an additional 18 months of funding, NASA’s twin Mars rovers, the Spirit and Opportunity, will continue their exploration of “fantastic” landscapes for an additional 14 months. “The rovers have proven their value with major discoveries about ancient watery environments on Mars that might…

Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky

Saturday, April 4, 2009 Noam Chomsky is a professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Linguistics and Philosophy. At the age of 40 he was credited with revolutionizing the field of modern linguistics. He was one of the first opponents of the Vietnam War, and is a self described…