US House of Representatives passes health care bill

Monday, March 22, 2010 The United States House of Representatives has passed the controversial health care bill, as amended by the Senate. The bill passed 219 to 212. “This bill is complicated, but it’s also very simple: Illness and infirmity are universal, and we are stronger against them together than we are alone,” Democratic House…

Kenya government fires health worker strikers over failure to ‘report back to work’

Saturday, March 10, 2012 The Kenyan government has dismissed 25,000 striking health workers, mostly nurses, citing failure to heed government orders to recommence work and concern for the welfare of hospital patients. Speaking on behalf of the government, Alfred Mutua stated the workers were dismissed “illegally striking” and “[defying] the directive … to report back…

The White Stripes to tour ‘Great White North’

Saturday, April 28, 2007 Grammy Award-winning rock band The White Stripes announced on Wednesday the Canadian leg of a tour in support of their soon-to-be-released album, Icky Thump. The tour, which would be the first cross-Canada excursion for The White Stripes, will see the band play dates in all provinces and territories. The latest tour…

Showers Of Crepe Paper

Showers of Crepe Paper by Janie Bridal showers and baby showers are a lot of fun and decorating them in crepe paper is a great inexpensive way to decorate for both types of showers. So we will call this article Showers of Crepe Paper! In this article we will look at some of the ways…

Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears

Thursday, June 21, 2007 A recall issued last week for Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China and containing lead-based paint, is the latest scare for consumers, and follows recent scandals involving Chinese-made pet food, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other toys, The New York Times has reported in a series of articles. Last week, RC2,…

Romanian government to strengthen laws against tax evasion

Monday, April 11, 2005 The Romanian government has drafted legislation pertaining to tax evasion that makes it a criminal offence on the same level as crimes against individuals. Developed with the aid of Romania’s business community, the new law is expected to reduce corruption and tax evasion. According to the new law, the maximum jail…