Monthly Archives: April 2009

An American landlord has demanded fees from a former tenant, because he ended his lease early when he died. Danelle Eckert received a letter addressed to her and to the estate of her son, Colin Byars, from CCRT Properties. It … Continue reading

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Bouncers, ex-soldiers and former police officers with no teaching qualifications are being brought into British schools to provide “crowd control” and cover absent teachers’ lessons, a teacher has revealed. One school, thought to be in London, employed two permanent cover … Continue reading

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Employers in New South Wales have been caught underpaying their employees a total of than $3 million in only nine months, according to workplace inspectors. The Office of Industrial Relations has found 1191 workplaces, more than 10% of those investigated, … Continue reading

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A body investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption has appointed one of its own senior executives as an “external expert” to fight corruption in the organisation. New South Wales government-owned corporation RailCorp was investigated by ICAC in 2007 and … Continue reading

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European members of NATO have pledged an extra 5,000 troops and trainers to help enforce security in the lead up to the Afghan elections. President Obama called the troop committment “a strong down payment on [the] future of our mission … Continue reading

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A survey of people looking after a relative with dementia has found more than half have mistreated them. The University College London research revealed that a third admitted “significant abuse.” In total 115 carers reported at least some abusive behaviour, … Continue reading

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Two terminally ill patients were refused government assistance for their cancer – but were told that the state would pay for their assisted suicide. Two cancer patients in Oregon, Barbara Wagner and Randy Stroup, were denied free treatment, but offered … Continue reading

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American police have been accused of forcing citizens – mostly non-white – to sign over their belongings or be charged with invented crimes. In Tenaha, Texas, a town of just over 1000 people, more than 140 motorists signed over belongings … Continue reading

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Warnings of future devastation sparked by global warming were over-optimistic, according to climate scientists. Just over a year ago the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report warning of rising sea levels, expanding deserts, more intense storms and … Continue reading

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Religious belief does not appear to give people greater acceptance of death, as a new study shows that people with strong religious beliefs are more likely to tell doctors to do everything they can to keep them alive as death … Continue reading

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