Archive for December, 2008

Meltdown shifts Plan Panel focus to crisis mgmt

The year 2008 started with a projection of economic growth of 9% for the Indian economy, but the global economic slowdown has meant 2008-09 may not see more than 7% growth. (21 secs ago)

D. Cabrera passes physical, finalizing deal with Nationals

Pitcher Daniel Cabrera formalized his one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Washington Nationals after passing a physical Monday. (1 day ago)

Heir apparent promoted

A MAN widely viewed as a future state Liberal Party leader, Mike Baird, will be appointed shadow treasurer in a Coalition frontbench shake-up to be announced today. (56 secs ago)

Volunteers spend a week on horse rescue in Canada

Two frostbitten, emaciated horses were recovering inside a warm barn on Saturday thanks to volunteers who spent the week before Christmas digging the animals out of snow in the mountains of northeastern British Columbia. (2 mins ago)

Boy Left In Old Diaper, Critical In Pittsburgh Burn Unit

Suffering skin injuries from a diaper that likely hadn’t been changed in a month, a Greensburg child is taken to West Penn Hospital’s burn unit in Pittsburgh for treatment. (58 secs ago)

Indigestion or heart attack?

Special to The Villager During the holidays, emergency rooms see an influx of people who fear the worst is happening . . . a heart attack. According to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, many patients who think they’re having a heart attack have had their symptoms triggered by over-indulgence of holiday treats. While it may be a heart attack or angina, it’s also frequently just indigestion. (22 secs ago)

Nevadans get ghost-like reminders of lost opportunities

Chancellor Jim Rogers at the Nevada System of Higher Education trotted out Shaw on Christmas Eve to lament lost Silver State opportunities, but he could have given readers the Dickens instead. (54 secs ago)

Outpouring of community support for victims of Burnsville apartment fire

An outpouring of community support has been going on since the Burncliff Manor apartment complex was devastated by a fire Monday, Dec. 22, in Burnsville. (21 secs ago)

Judge Slashes Lawyers’ Cut In Gm Stock Settlement

A federal judge in Detroit has slashed the legal fees in a $303 million settlement between General Motors Corp. and shareholders. (53 secs ago)

POWs worked Japan mine

The Japanese government has acknowledged for the first time that Allied prisoners during World War II were made to work at a coal mine owned by the family of Prime Minister Taro Aso, contradicting his longstanding denials. (40 secs ago)