April 2014

The naga of Loch Ness?

April 30, 2014

Interesting. The monster is no longer physical but ?spiritual?. Loch Ness monster is ?spiritual? say Buddhists ? The Scotsman. The Loch Ness Monster could be confirmed as a ?spiritual entity? when a new Buddhist centre opens in the Highlands, it was revealed today. Britain?s first Buddhist Lama, who is heading up the new project, said […]

Last week the Food and Drug Administration filled the regulatory vacuum surrounding electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that convert a solution of nicotine into a vapor. The agency draft regulations would ban sales to youths but allow flavorings and set a two-year timeframe for approval of existing vapor products. Growing in popularity among smokers?about one in […]

April 29th, 2014 10:10am Posted In: Press Notes Exxon Mobil Corp.?s dream of drilling in the Russian Arctic may risk running aground on the politics of Ukraine. The company plans to start drilling in August in the Arctic?s remote Kara Sea — the centerpiece of Exxon?s global alliance with Russian state-controlled OAO Rosneft. The partnership, […]

April 29th, 2014 4:49pm Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Germany, Ukraine (Credit: E.ON) Germany?s E.ON and Ukraine?s Ukrtransgaz clinched a one-year deal for scientific and technical cooperation on Monday. “The scientific and technological cooperation between our companies in Ukraine promotes a progressive attention on the gas transmission companies,? Miroslav Khimko, Deputy Chairman of […]

It wasn?t long after this alleged Donald Sterling episode blew up that other members of Sterling?s ethnic group winced that Sterling?born Tokowitz, not that Sterling isn?t suggestive enough?had brought shame to his people. (Or, as the Yiddish phrase goes, Sterling is ein shanda fur die Goyim.) And that was before Deadspin?s extended cut revealed that Sterling?s racism actually […]

The Road Accident Fund Amendment Act, No. 19 of 2005 introduced fundamental and far-reaching changes to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act, 1996, and the system of compensation of the victims of motor vehicle accidents, which has endured in South Africa since 1942. The Amendment Act was brought into effect on 1 August 2008. The […]

Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes was shot in the back on April 28 and is in serious condition, the press service of the Kharkiv city council reported on its website. ?The Kharkiv mayor received a gunshot wound in the back. Now he is in the hospital emergency room on the operating table. Doctors are fighting for […]

The three human rights organisations said in a statement that the sentences totalling 12 years, which were upheld by the appeals court in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica by last week, were ?lower than the legal minimum prescribed for such crimes?. The NGOs said in a statement that because of the ?minimal prison sentences to indictees […]

The all-female madrassa, which was launched in the village of Miljes on Sunday, is a religious high school which is intended to give pupils a basic knowledge of Islamic culture and religion. Its construction was funded by a Kuwaiti foundation, Rahma al-Alamiya, and will be able to take in around 200 girls. The head of […]

Mission Network News has learned that there is a growing conflict between Russian evangelical Christians and Ukrainian evangelical Christians. The accusations between the two sides are astounding.  On March 9, Dr. William Yoder (no relationship to me, that I know of) wrote an article and commentary about the schism between the two. Unfortunately, he sided […]

With 79 votes in favour and 15 against, Sinisa Mali was elected Mayor of Belgrade on Thursday evening. ?I will be a mayor for all Belgraders, not only those who voted for my [Progressive] party,? Mali told the city assembly. During the presentation of his plan, Mali said that his priority will be the financial […]

The scene is an early supper at the Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. The time is just between the penultimate all-day Saturday performances of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the RSC?s adaptations of Hilary Mantel?s Man Booker-winning novels; the shows will close here in a week?s time before reopening at the Aldwych, in London, in May. The cast […]

April 25th, 2014 11:59am Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Poland Poland?s Lotos Serwis is trying to specialize in the offshore industry, signing a letter of intent with the Polish Shipping Register for construction and reparation of offshore units.  ?The companies have declared their intention to cooperate and use each other?s services in supervision […]

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