Archive for May, 2009

Bangkok Post : Chavarat makes U-turn on bus project

The coalition Bhumjaithai Party is backtracking from its effort to push ahead with the controversial 67.9-billion-baht bus leasing scheme. (8 mins to go)

Norwood News Briefs 4-29

John Allridge’s poster wasn’t just the best artwork in San Miguel County it was the best in the whole State of Colorado. The young artist submitted his work to the local Elks Lodge for the Drug Awareness Poster Contest. (9 mins to go)

Autism bill signed by Nevada governor

Autism advocates have reason to celebrate Friday, after Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons signed a key piece of legislation. After months of emotional testimony and several amendments AB162, also known as the autism insurance reform bill, has become law. (10 mins to go)

Charity puts hopes in race

With their neon green capes, it will be hard for spectators at the OC Marathon to miss members of the CureDuchenne Crusaders, who will take to the streets of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa today to raise awareness for a terminal genetic disease that strikes young boys and has no cure. (9 mins to go)

Washoe confirms 28 new flu cases

The Washoe District Health Department reported 28 new confirmed cases of swine flu Tuesday, 15 of them affecting students at Mendive Middle School. (9 mins to go)

Officials respond to mercury spill in Gem

A substantial amount of mercury? was found in a house on Riverside Street on May 20, Emmett Fire Chief Shannon Crays said. (8 mins to go)

American shad aren’t coming back in Virginia

Something bright flashed near the surface of the murky James River. Will McCahill swung at it with a net and caught a piece of living history. Gentlemen, this is what it’s all about,? said boating partner Chip Augustine, eyeing a handsome 18-inch fish with silvery, iridescent scales. (9 mins to go)

News & Star

The new Miss Cumbria 2009 has been crowned. Eleanor Barr, 20, of Barrow, beat nine other beauties to the title at a ceremony at Armathwaite Hall Hotel, on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, yesterday. (8 mins to go)

Univar Appointed Distributor in Germany by VlNAVIL

ANTWERP, Belgium, April 16, 2009 — Univar is proud to announce that it was officially appointed by VINAVIL S.p.A to sell and market its complete range of polymer dispersions and redispersible powders for the coatings and construction industries in Germany. (8 mins to go)

GM-CAW reach cost-cutting deal

The Canadian Auto Workers and General Motors have struck a tentative agreement aimed a slashing labour costs as part of the automaker’s restructuring efforts, The Windsor Star has learned. (7 mins to go)