Pakistan’s President Musharraf resigns; new elections to be held

Saturday, August 23, 2008 Former President Pervez Musharraf, of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, has vacated the presidential home of Aiwan-e-Sadr after stepping down from the office of President. On Monday Fahmida Mirza, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, signed and accepted the resignation of President Musharraf. For 44 years I have safeguarded the …

Australian election debate moved to avoid clash with cookery show

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 A televised debate between Australia’s candidates for Prime Minister in the upcoming election has been rescheduled and shortened — to avoid a clash with popular cookery show MasterChef. The pre-election debate traditionally lasts 90 minutes and occurs at 1930 on the first Sunday of the campaign. With the grand finale of …

Eric Bogosian on writing and the creative urge

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Eric Bogosian is one of America’s great multi-dimensional talents. “There’s sort of three different careers, and any one of them could exist by itself, on its own two feet. There was that solo stuff, and then I started writing plays in the late seventies.” Although his work has spanned genres, most …

Bucharest to be ‘rebranded’ for 800 million euro

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Bucharest, Romania — The city centre of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is set to get a major facelift due to a real estate project called Esplanada (The Esplanade), which will be constructed by TriGranit Development Corporation. The total investment in the project will be greater than 800 million euro and …

Pennsylvania state trooper found guilty of first-degree murder

Friday, March 20, 2009 In the United States, a suspended Pennsylvania state trooper has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband. Kevin Foley, 43, faces a mandatory life sentence without parole for slashing to death John Yelenic, a Blairsville dentist who was in the final stages of divorcing his wife, Michele. …

Dorothy’s dress from Wizard of Oz sells for £140,000

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 The auction hammer came down Wednesday, in London, on Judy Garland’s blue gingham dress, worn in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz.” It sold for £140,000 (about US$262,157.40). The identity of the buyer, who sealed the deal on the telephone, was not immediately revealed. Bonham auctioneers told reporters there was …

The Difference In Crochet Terms Between The Us And The Uk}

Read An Opinion On: Knitting Yarn Australia Online Submitted by: Catherine Calder Important Information when using Crochet Patterns – Be sure to check where the pattern is from so you know what the abbreviations really mean. The different crochet stitch names In the English-speaking crochet world, the basic stitches have different names. The differences are …

French unions march in support of public services

Saturday, November 19, 2005 Today, a number of French unions and left-wing parties marched in Paris in order to support public services, which they feel are threatened by the current government. Those who demonstrated (unionists, politicians and simple employees) are opposed to the privatization of public companies such as the electrical and gas utility EDF, …