Train derails in South Africa; at least two dead

Thursday, April 22, 2010 A luxury train derailed in South Africa outside the capitol of Pretoria yesterday, killing at least two people and leaving 25 injured. The train had been entering a station in Pretoria when seventeen cars derailed, apparently during a switch between steam and electric locomotives, although the exact cause is not known. The train had been coming […]

News briefs:July 15, 2010

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005 NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005 This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and […]

Illinois high schools now required to buy insurance for athletes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 This past Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill known as “Rocky’s Law” that requires Illinois high schools, through the local school district, to buy catastrophic injury insurance up to US$3 million or medical costs for up to five years, whichever one comes first, that covers student athletes. The insurance must cover student […]

24 error messages sent by Flight 447

Saturday, June 6, 2009 French authorities have today revealed that Air France Flight 447 sent 24 error messages shortly before the plane disappeared during the flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris with 228 people on board. They also said that the plane’s auto-pilot was not active, although they say that from the error messages it is impossible to determine […]

New ‘clean water’ funding for Djibouti’s drought-stricken rural areas

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 With the announcement Monday of €2 million in new funding from the European Union (EU), the Republic of Djibouti’s Ministry of Agriculture hopes to provide some relief to an estimated 25,000 rural inhabitants suffering through severe drought conditions. The money, to be channeled through UNICEF for its water and sanitation program, will be used to develop […]

NSW Parliament passes alcohol-fuelled violence bill hours after drafting

Saturday, February 1, 2014 Thursday morning, members of the Parliament of New South Wales, Australia, discussed drafts of two bills relating to liquor intoxication assault crimes starting at 10 o’clock in the morning (AEDT; 2100 UTC), and approved them later during the day: the Lower House approved at midday and the Upper House at 7pm. The new legislation imposes harsher […]

Category:Health

This is the category for Health. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 22 August 2020: Russia’s Navalny airlifted to Germany 8 July 2020: 11-month old baby finds illegal drugs in playground in British Columbia, Canadian police report 5 June 2020: Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport in England from June 15, transport secretary declares 29 May […]