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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Media Advisory

    Chicago-Kent College of Law Media Advisory

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has experts available to discuss current issues. To reach experts, please call Gwen Osborne, director of public affairs, (312) 906-5251.

  • Apple's Top 8 Board of Directors

    Apple's Top 8 Board of Directors

    Today’s announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO caught a lot of people by surprise, even though Tim Cook has been the acting CEO for a while now, with Jobs on medical leave. If you’re on Twitter and you haven’t shut it off yet, you’ve probably noticed much shock and many earthquake jokes of varying degrees of lameness.

  • The International Court of Justice Cases

    The International Court of Justice Cases

    The international community has been heavily criticized for its failure to intervene during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Recently, France has been accused of playing an active role in perpetrating the genocide. These allegations include:

  • A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A ten-year-old boy came home from Sunday school one day and told his parents what he had learned. "Our teacher told us," he said, "that Moses was a tough fighter whom God had sent to rescue the Israelites and lead them to freedom.

  • Idle Tracking for Login Request Forgery

    Idle Tracking for Login Request Forgery

    In contrast to the U.S. Constitution which included its Bill of Rights only as an addendum in the first ten amendments, the Texas Constitution puts the Bill of Rights at the beginning in Article I.

  • Jason Blair and the Country's Most Influential Newspaper

    Jason Blair and the Country's Most Influential Newspaper

    On May 1, 2003, 27-year-old New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned amidst charges that he plagiarized a story about the family of an American soldier in Iraq.

  • Super Trains Rather Than Highways

    Super Trains Rather Than Highways

    In 2020, trains will run through Poland at a speed of 160 km / h. They are to connect the 12 largest cities in Poland. Instead of motorways, after 2012 the government will start to focus on the development of railways, reports the daily "Polska" on Wednesday.

  • Education: Malaysia, Singapore and USA

    Education: Malaysia, Singapore and USA

    After two years of hard work compiling data from both public and private universities and university colleges, the official rating for public and private universities, SETARA (Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia) was finally unveiled in July 2010.

  • The Best Choice of Four-fuels is Fiat Siena Tetra Power

    The Best Choice of Four-fuels is Fiat Siena Tetra Power

    Here is a world first for automotive technology: the four-fuel Fiat Siena developed under Magneti Marelli of Fiat Brazil. Are you a big fan of ethanol as fuel? The Fiat Siena's got you covered.

  • The Greater Part of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles According to Mayor Newsom

    The Greater Part of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles According to Mayor Newsom

    Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of the Environment joined the San Francisco taxi industry today to announce that 57 percent of the taxi fleet is comprised of hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. There are 788 alternative fuel vehicles out of a total of 1,378 eligible vehicles. The CNG vehicles account for 131 of those and the hybrids account for 657.

  • American Academy Of Pediatrics Reaffirms Its Opposition To Marijuana Legalization

    American Academy Of Pediatrics Reaffirms Its Opposition To Marijuana Legalization

    Updated policy statement includes option for “compassionate use” of marijuana for children with debilitating or life-limiting diseases. In an updated policy statement and technical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its opposition to legalizing marijuana, citing the potential harms to children and adolescents.

  • The Security Council in United Nations

    The Security Council in United Nations

    On October 24, 1945, the victors of World War II — China, the U.S.S.R., France, the United Kingdom, and the United States — ratified the UN Charter, creating the Security Council and establishing themselves as its five permanent members with the unique ability to veto resolutions.

  • English's Number One Advantage of Literacy

    English's Number One Advantage of Literacy

    Singapore has four official languages: Malay, Tamil, Chinese and English, reflecting our ethnic diversity and our history. Our mother tongues give us access to our diverse cultures, values and roots, while English is our working language.

  • How the dollar performed before and after Biden's inauguration

    How the dollar performed before and after Biden's inauguration

    Dollar's performance since Biden's inauguration

  • France and its Efforts to Protect the Environment

    France and its Efforts to Protect the Environment

    Protection of the environment has now become an important and urgent issue.

  • How Deprived Britain is Now

    How Deprived Britain is Now

    Your chances of living in poverty in the UK have fallen in the last few years. But, oddly, that doesn’t mean we have more money.

  • Strikes Block French Ports

    Strikes Block French Ports

    A 24-hour strike by dockworkers paralyzed France's seven biggest ports on Wednesday.

  • Ray Kurzweil, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Kurzweil Technologies

    Ray Kurzweil, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Kurzweil Technologies

    For Ray Kurzweil, the process of successful invention is a dialogue, a communion between inventor and society, all in the context of perfect timing.

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