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Racing driver showing encouraging signs »

The seven-times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is “showing moments of awakening” after three months in a coma in a hospital in Grenoble, his manager revealed today. Previous updates on Schumacher's condition had spoken of the motor racing legend showing signs of responding to stimulus. Today’s statement implies that he has [...]

Tibetan monks to perform at Glastonbury »

Tibetan monks who have been exclied from their homeland are to be given a slot to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival in the United Kingdom. They are currently on tour with the exiled spiritual leader, but will take a break from their schedule for their appearance in Green Fields at Glastonbury on June 27. The event will mark [...]

The Euro Project is Failing »

A very influential player in German economic politics has give the EURO currency about five more years to run, and these are conservative estimates. The EURO has been plagued with problems ever since its inception in 2002. The basic issue is that you have very rich powerful countries like Germany sitting along side weak countries such as the so [...]

Big supermarkets have their wrists slapped »

UK supermarkets have been exposed as price fixing over a a range of dairy goods. Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco were among nine supermarkets and dairy processors today fined almost £50 million for fixing cheese and milk prices over seven years ago. According to an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) four supermarkets, Asda, [...]

Rag to close down – Good riddance »

The British rag, the News of the World, which is famous for writing sensationalist rubbish for the masses, will be on Sunday producing the last edition of the 'paper' News International chairman James Murdoch has said. In the past few days, claims have been made that the paper authorised hacking into the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl [...]

Austrian man finds treasure! »

From Yahoo News: A man turning dirt in his back yard stumbled onto buried treasure — hundreds of pieces of centuries-old jewelry and other precious objects that Austrian authorities described Friday as a fairy-tale find. Austria's department in charge of national antiquities said the trove consists of more than 200 rings, brooches, [...]

UK housing to become much more afforable for all »

Panic begins to grip UK housing market as one of the largest house price inflation bubbles pops. House prices have lost touch with the first time buyer market and are out of reach for those crucial first timers. In short, the house price to income multiple is far too high. Indeed, the house price to income ratio is twice its long term [...]

When a doggie paddle can save a life »

When a doggie paddle can save a life

AP - They leap from helicopters or speeding boats, bringing aid to swimmers who get into trouble off Italy's popular beaches. For these canine lifeguards, the doggie paddle does just fine. Hundreds of specially trained dogs from Italy's corps of canine lifeguards are deployed each summer to help swimmers in need of rescue. These [...]

Every ash cloud has a silver lining »

By Anthony Page - Ryanair, the 'no-frills whatsoever' airline has seen it's profits fall by 24% this quarter and is blaming the ash cloud that ground European airspace to a halt. The airline has not blamed any of its current or alleged predicted policies such as charging for luggage, charging for checking in, charging to use the toilet, making [...]

Cleaning up a country! »

For Slovenia, April 17, 2010 was marked by a massive national cleaning action, in which the participants cleaned several illegal dumping sites and picked up scattered litter across the country. A group of young people, inspired by a similar action in Estonia in 2008, promoted the idea of cleaning up the entire country - in one day! The idea was [...]

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