Report indicates Mexican monarch butterfly population at ten-year high, reasons unclear

Saturday, February 2, 2019 The Center for Biological Diversity announced on Wednesday the monarch butterfly population counted over-wintering in Mexico was 144% greater than last year, with the highest overall population since the winter of 2006–2007. Scientists cautioned against an excess of optimism for the species. Remarked Center for Biological Diversity scientist Tierra Curry, “This […]

Butter sculpture returns to Canadian National Exhibition

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 After not having the novel attraction of butter sculptures since the mid-1990s, the Canadian National Exhibition has revived the tradition in a limited fashion. In the past, farming exhibits have displayed elaborate, lifesize sculptures of celebrities, animals, and objects at “the Ex”. Many best recall the sculpture of The Beatles, created […]

Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after ‘Top Model’

Monday, November 26, 2007 In the 18 months since Andrea Muizelaar was crowned winner of the reality TV series Canada’s Next Top Model, her life has been a complete whirlwind. From working in a dollar store in her hometown of Whitby, Ontario, to modeling haute couture in Toronto, she had reached her dream of becoming […]

Arrest made as mayor of Gda?sk, Poland stabbed on stage

Monday, January 14, 2019 An individual has been arrested after Pawe? Adamowicz, mayor of the Polish city of Gda?sk, was stabbed last night whilst on stage at a fundraising event. He died today. We couldn’t win Reports on the implement used vary between a knife and a “sharp tool”. The attacker is reported to have […]

San Francisco mother of 12-year-old boy who was mauled to death charged with child endangerment

Sunday, June 26, 2005 Maureen Faibish of 711 Lincoln Way San Francisco, CA was arrested on June 24, 2005 on the charge of child endangerment in the actions leading up to the death of her son, 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish, who was mauled by one or both of her two pit bull dogs, Rex 2 and […]

Market maker Bernard L. Madoff arrested in $50B ‘giant Ponzi scheme’

 Correction — January 10, 2009 This article incorrectly states that Mr Madoff attended Hofstra University Law School. His education was actually with Hofstra College, which he graduated from in 1960.  Friday, December 12, 2008 Top broker and Wall Street adviser Bernard L. Madoff, aged 70, was arrested and charged by the FBI on Thursday with a […]

China-EU financial relations are growing

Friday, December 4, 2009 Chinese President Hu Jintao met with the European Union’s leaders Jose Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. The EU leaders were in China to attend Monday’s twelfth China-European Union (EU) summit. Barroso said China-EU relations are “more mature, deeper” then before. China-EU trading relations have grown over […]

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett arrested for rape

Friday, March 28, 2008 Rikki Rockett, drummer for United States glam metal band Poison, was temporarily arrested today on an outstanding rape warrant after exiting a plane arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California from New Zealand. The arrest stems from an alleged incident on September 23, 2007, while Rockett — real name Richard […]

Japan Airlines to relist shares

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Japan Airlines (JAL) is planning on relisting its shares in an IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. By September, JAL shareholders intend to sell between ¥500 billion and ¥1 trillion (US$6.4b – US$12.8b, €5b – €10b). If the sale goes into high-end estimates, it will make JAL the largest airline in […]

ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush

Tuesday, October 30, 2007File:Nadine Strossen 5 by David Shankbone.jpg There are few organizations in the United States that elicit a stronger emotional response than the American Civil Liberties Union, whose stated goal is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of […]

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