In the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, the afore-named magical creature spins straw into gold. That image came to mind during a recent visit to Cuba, a country that if not actually turning anything into gold, has certainly “seized victory from the jaws of defeat,” more than once in the 50 years since January, 1959.
A new use for old cooking oil could help cut emissions from building roads, engineers have claimed. Engineer Helen Bailey has developed a process for replacing bitumen, which is normally used in road surfaces to 'glue' asphalt together, with waste vegetable oil.
In an effort to improve “customer relations” a Japanese transportation company is forcing over 500 employees to take a daily smile test measuring the degree and brightness of worker smiles. According to the Mainichi Daily News, the Keihin Electric Express Railway Co. has instituted the new computer scanning program designed by Kyoto-based precision equipment maker Omron Corp.
In Sunday’s congressional and gubernatorial elections in Mexico, the big winner was the formerly ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which with its ally, the Green Party (PVEM) (a rather conservative party not in good standing with the international “Greens” movement) will likely command an absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Congress
Millions across the planet tuned in on their televisions to celebrate Jackson’s life and pay tribute to the pop king at a public memorial held in his honor at the Los Angeles Staples Center July 7. Many claim the Jackson memorial was the biggest event there since the 1984 summer Olympics.
A top-class restaurant was opened inside a prison in Sutton, Surrey, Britain, according to media reports Tuesday. The restaurant, The Clink, is the first commercial one behind the bars in the country.
A plan to slash thousands of jobs and freeze wages at British Airways in an attempt to cut costs hit turbulence on Monday. Jesse Russell reports: On Monday, workers for British Airways rejected a proposal to cut thousands of jobs and freeze worker pay for two years.
Aleida Guevara attracts interest wherever she goes. Fascination with her father Che plays a part, but it is her ability to candidly argue the case of Cuba's revolutionary endeavours that endears her to audiences.
Tegucigalpa, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Popular organizations joined in a Front against the coup perpetrated in Honduras are to redouble peaceful rallies to restore the constitutional order in the country.
The International Republican Institute (IRI), considered the international branch of the U.S. Republican Party, and one of the four “core groups” of the congressionally created and funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED), apparently knew of the coup d’etat in Honduras against President Zelaya well in advance.