Posts Tagged ‘ Council ’

WTTC Welcomes Prime Minister’s Plan on New Tourism Strategy

Aug 17th, 2010 | By travelnews

The organisation representing the world’s foremost private-sector Travel & Tourism businesses, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has welcomed the Prime Minister’s promise to establish a new tourism strategy by the end of the year. In a speech today Mr Cameron said the income generated from the £115 billion-a-year tourism sector was “fundamental” to
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Bell council OKs property tax cuts after state audit shows it overcharged to cover pensions

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

BELL, Calif. –  The City Council, embroiled in a pay and pension scandal, unanimously voted Tuesday to lower property taxes after a state audit showed it overcharged residents to cover pension costs for exorbitantly paid staffers. In a meeting that lasted nearly nine hours, the council also gave control over the next municipal election to
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Iraqis file case to break political deadlock

Aug 16th, 2010 | By admin

BAGHDAD (AFP) — A dozen civic groups launched an audacious court action on Monday in a bid to break Iraq’s deadlock over the formation of a new government, five months after a general election. The legal appeal to Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court is the latest sign of growing popular discontent with political elites in a
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Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week

Aug 13th, 2010 | By admin

Russia announced Friday it will begin the startup next week of Iran’s only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting differences between Moscow and Washington over pressuring the Islamic Republic to give up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms. Uranium fuel shipped by Russia
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Festive Muslim holiday falls around Sept. 11 this year; US Muslim leaders fear backlash

Aug 13th, 2010 | By usnews

NEW YORK –  The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques. Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan,
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Linking Superbug To India "Is Totally Irrational" Say Indian Authorities

Aug 12th, 2010 | By healthnews

Editor’s ChoiceMain Category: MRSA / Drug Resistance Also Included In: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Article Date: 12 Aug 2010 – 13:00 PDT email to a friend   printer friendly   view / write opinions <!–   rate article Indian authorities say it is unfair to associate the superbug that has surfaced in Great
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Manager: Levi Johnston’s reality show to focus on political run (AP)

Aug 10th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

JUNEAU, Alaska – From Playgirl to … politico? That’s right: Levi Johnston’s manager, Tank Jones, is confirming a report that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show. Wasilla is where Sarah Palin got her start in politics, moving up from City
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Basra blasts kill 20 Iraqis, wound scores (AP)

Aug 7th, 2010 | By worldnews

BAGHDAD – Explosions killed at least 20 people and wounded as many as 100 Saturday night at a downtown market in Iraq’s second-largest city, a
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China looks to US, others for more corn to feed livestock; food prices could rise worldwide

Aug 6th, 2010 | By usnews

DES MOINES, Iowa China could be about to increase its corn imports, offering American farmers a chance for greater profits but making it likely U.S. meat producers who use the grain for feed would have to raise their prices. U.S. farmers said they’re cautious but hopeful about doing more business with China, which needs more
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Wyclef Jean registers as Haiti presidential contender

Aug 5th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

By Joseph Guyler Delva Thu Aug 5, 2010 11:20pm EDT PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered as a presidential contender on Thursday, in a move into politics that generated an outburst of popular enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged homeland. “I would like to tell (U.S.) President Barack Obama that the United States
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