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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:07
A measure of hope has been restored for victims of the fire that destroyed several homes in the west Kingston community of Denham Town last Saturday 16th July 2011, leaving losses estimated at more than $20 million. Ashtrom International, an Israeli construction company, yesterday donated eight prefabricated homes, which it said would be in place in two weeks. The Government also stepped in to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:50
A waste processing plant will be built in Ganja soon. According to chief engineer of the Ganja utility producing unit Ismayil Dashdemirov, an area of 25 hectares has been allocated to this end. 'There is a plan to build a plant for reprocessing of waste and provision of agriculture with this or that production. A tender is to be declared in this connection. A winner company will deal with... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:41
A comprehensive programme of exercises to test the government, police and other key agencies’ readiness for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May. The UK Home Office, supported by DCMS, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), the police and other partners, have developed a bespoke programme of exercises ranging from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:30
Climate change impacts from abroad could affect the UK more than climate change at home according to a report, published by Foresight, the Government’s futures think tank. The report ‘International Dimensions of Climate Change’ shows that the UK will be vulnerable to adverse impacts from climate change abroad. More attention needs to be given to how climate change effects in other countries may... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 09:59
A proposed 20-mile bridge would span the Red Sea to connect Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- connecting Arab states and reducing reliance on land passage through Israel. "For the Arabs, the massive construction project would be a triumph. For the first time since 1948, when the modern state of Israel was founded, Arab states in North Africa would have a direct road link with fellow Arab states in the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 09:50
From Florida to Arizona, 14 states are in the midst of a major drought. The effects have been far-reaching and devastating to both the environment and economy. "In Texas, where the drought is the worst, virtually no part of the state has been untouched. City dwellers and ranchers have been tormented by excessive heat and high winds. In the Southwest, wildfires are chewing through millions of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:49
The wastelands of the modern world can have an almost post-apocalyptic feel. But they can also be beautiful. This slide show from Salon and Trazzler shows some of the most scenic and beautiful wastelands in the world. "The world is littered with places that have given up the ghost. Walking amid the aftermath, a traveler may feel a certain kind of fragile hope that stirs in these devastated places... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:10
Google Maps Street View can already make you feel like you're in two places at once—the desk where you're physically sitting and the street that you're digitally exploring. A new app and website, Historypin, translocates you one step further, enabling you to experience places around the world at distinct moments in the past. Use the free website to mash-up the street view of today's Times Square... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 10:19
The downtown renaissance of New Jersey’s Sea Isle City is due in no small part to their adoption of a smart growth approach. Beginning in 2005, the city threw out old zoning laws that allowed for more suburban-type development and instead adopted codes that preserved the interesting older architecture while making the city more pedestrian- and bike-friendly. The city has seen 12 new restaurants... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 10:09
To get citizens out of their cars and onto a newly-opened public trolley system, the city of Murcia, Spain recently embarked on a rather radical campaign: it offered people lifetime trolley passes in exchange for permanently reliquishing their cars. Despite the growing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, giving up your car is still the single best way to reduce your carbon footprint. Car... Read more