NFL: Marshall Faulk expected to retire

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Marshall Faulk, the National Football League‘s 9th all time rushing yards leader is expected to announce his retirement from professional football March 26th at the NFL’s annual owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The St. Louis Rams runningback released this statement, “It has been an honor and pleasure to play in the National Football League. I’d like to thank all my teammates and coaches with whom I’ve

France to ban smoking in public places

Monday, October 9, 2006 France is to ban smoking in all public places in February 2007, the French prime minister, Dominique de Villepin has announced. However cafés, nightclubs and restaurants will not be required to comply until January 2008. An offence would result in a fine of 75 euros for the person(s) responsible and 150 euros for the premises where the offence occurred. When announcing the new law in a

Icelandic volcanic eruption prompts evacuation, flight diversions

Sunday, March 21, 2010 A volcanic eruption started yesterday in south Iceland at or near the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The first signs of the eruption were seen between 23:00 and midnight GMT. It is still not clear where the exact location of the eruption is but it appears to be on Fimmvörðuháls. People living in the area are being evacuated. Police have closed the roads into the area and a state

Railway Recruitment 2013 Jobs Whistling, Where Are You!

More On This Topic: Accountants Brisbane Australia Railway Recruitment 2013 – Jobs Whistling, where are you! by Sanjay Joshi Getting a job for a fresher is itself a tough task since the past few decades now. The main contributory factors for this scarcity of jobs are increasing population, inadequate resources, slow rate of development in rural sectors and many others. However, there are many government sectors which enroll new candidates

Toothpaste fills cavities without drilling

Thursday, February 24, 2005 A paste containing synthetic tooth enamel can seal small cavities without drilling. Kazue Yamagishi and colleagues at the FAP Dental Institute in Tokyo say that the paste can repair small cavities in 15 minutes. Currently, fillers don’t stick to such small cavities so dentists must drill bigger holes. Hydroxyapatite crystals, of which natural enamel is made, bond with teeth to repair tiny areas of damage. Yamagishi

Wikinews interviews Duncan Campbell, co-founder of wheelchair rugby

Friday, September 7, 2012 London, England — On Wednesday, Wikinews interviewed Duncan Campbell, one of the creators of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) You’re Duncan Campbell, and you’re the founder of… Duncan Campbell: One of the founders of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) And you’re from Canada, eh? Duncan Campbell: Yes, I’m from Canada, eh! (laughter) ((Laura Hale)) Winnipeg? Duncan Campbell: Winnipeg, Manitoba. ((Laura Hale)) You cheer for — what’s that NHL

Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

Friday, March 20, 2009 Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh. Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). Fire fighting systems will be examined by the fire brigade and the public works department

Prince William marries Kate Middleton—live updates

Friday, April 29, 2011 Prince William of Wales, the second in line to the British throne, and Kate Middleton will today be married at Westminster Abbey in London. Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of the city as the couple travel through the capital to the Abbey, and then back to Buckingham Palace, and millions are thought to be planning to watch the event on television around

Eurovision ’73 winner Anne Marie David discusses her four-decade career and the Contest, past and present

Monday, February 16, 2009 In the 1970s, she was one of the most popular female vocalists in France, and became well-known internationally. Anne Marie David, from Arles in the south of France, parlayed her initial success from playing Mary Magdalene in the French production of Jesus Christ Superstar into taking home the “grand prix” at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973. Her winning song, “Tu te reconnaîtras” (You will recognize

Scottish judge criticises medical care of murdered baby

Saturday, November 27, 2010 A judge in the High Court in Aberdeen, Scotland has criticised the care doctors gave to baby Alexis Matheson. Lord Uist made the comments while sentencing Mark Simpson, who was yesterday convicted of murdering the six-week-old girl. Simpson, 29, will serve at least twenty years of his life sentence after he attacked Alexis — the child of his then-girlfriend Ilona Sheach, who he blamed for Alexis’s