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Clash of cultures: Somali and Latino workers at U.S. meat packing plants

Friday, October 17, 2008 Muslim Somali workers at a meat packing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska wanted to pray. Their colleagues from Latin America wanted to work. A dispute over the company’s break schedule led to formal discrimination claims, mass job walk-offs and public protests by both sides last month, and a reported 200 firings. […]

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Asbestos victims file 6.6 billion yen class action lawsuit in Tokyo

Saturday, May 17, 2008 Construction workers and next of kin of deceased workers filed a lawsuit in Tokyo, Japan Friday seeking damages of approximately 6.6 billion yen (about US$64 million) from the government and manufacturers related to illnesses stemming from exposure to asbestos. 178 plaintiffs; including construction workers and family members filed the suit in […]

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Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients

Friday, September 14, 2007 The Kennedy Center announced that its 30th presentation of the Kennedy Center Honors would go to pianist Leon Fleisher, comedian Steve Martin, singer Diana Ross, director Martin Scorsese and musician Brian Wilson. The Center was opened to the public in 1971 and was envisioned as part of the National Cultural Center […]

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1960’s guru icon Maharishi Mahesh Yogi dies

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 An Indian guru who taught some of the 20th century’s most famous celebrities and created a multi-billion dollar spiritual empire has died. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, died at his home in the Netherlands. He is believed to have been 91 years old. Known for his long […]

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Surveillance cameras in New South Wales schools cause alarm

Sunday, July 8, 2007 Installations of closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras into schools in the Australian state of New South Wales has alarmed teachers. Over 50 schools in New South Wales already have surveillance cameras in playgrounds and outside dining areas. The concern from teachers arises from the pending installation of further cameras inside classrooms […]

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Satellite imagery shows viewing stand for North Korean nuclear test

Sunday, May 8, 2005 According to American and foreign officials, White House and Pentagon officials are closely monitoring spy satellite imagery of North Korea, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Preparations seem to be made for testing a nuclear weapon, including the construction of a reviewing stand, most likely for scientists […]

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Designing An Eye Catching Trade Show Display Stand

Click Here To Know More About: Podcast Recording Services By Lawrence Reaves You have only a few moments to attract the attention of trade show attendees and your display booth is your major weapon in your armory. First impressions absolutely count on the trade show floor and you must come up with a booth display […]

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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005 New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. […]

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American Indian Movement spokesperson dies, age 75

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Vernon Bellecourt, once the primary spokesperson for the American Indian Movement, died recently at age 75. Bellecourt, an Ojibwa who fought for Native rights, was perhaps best known for his opposition to Native names and mascots for sports teams. First in the headlines in 1972, Bellecourt organized a cross-country caravan of […]