In the News: Mar-30
EPA head announces new port emissions proposal - 30 Mar 2009 at 2:47pm - NEWARK, N.J. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, just as the agency does along highways, with tougher pollution standards on large commercial ships.
77 names added to slain journalists memorial in DC - 30 Mar 2009 at 2:24pm - WASHINGTON -- The journalism and free speech museum called the Newseum added 77 names to its Journalists Memorial on Monday to honor reporters, photographers and broadcasters who died while covering the news, including several killed in Mexican drug violence. Mexico ranked second only to Iraq among the deadliest places for journalists last year, said Alberto Ibarguen, the Newseum's chairman and president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The names of five journalists killed in Mexico were added to the memorial wall, along with 13 who were killed in Iraq in 2008.
Locke urges census volunteers to boost outreach - 30 Mar 2009 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON -- New Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Monday exhorted census volunteers to boost outreach in hard-to-count communities as a top lawmaker urged the government to halt immigration raids to ensure an accurate count.
Double-digit unemployment looms, OECD tells G8 - 30 Mar 2009 at 8:34am - ROME (Reuters) - The global economic crisis will hit jobs hard, with unemployment set to reach double digits in many developing and advanced countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Sunday.
IRAQ: Caravan camp for displaced widows’ families - March 30, 2009 9:08:16 AM - BAGHDAD, 30 March 2009 (IRIN) - A camp consisting of 150 caravans has been set up by the Baghdad local authorities to accommodate a specific group of internally displaced persons (IDPs), a local official said on 29 March.
Thought for the day:
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. -John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)