Month: September 2012

Japanese firms look at other countries as alternatives to China

By Shingo Ito BusinessOct. 01, 2012 – 06:37AM JST( 0 ) TOKYO  — Riots at Japanese factories, stricter customs inspections and other barriers thrown up over a territorial row have reawakened an alarmed Japan Inc to the risks of doing business with China, analysts say. Although abandoning well-developed manufacturing bases in China is not an…

Thousands take to the streets of Paris in move described by government minister as ‘fundamental error’ against austerity

French protesters march in ‘resistance’ to austerity Kim Willsher in Pars The Guardian,   Sunday 30 September 2012 11.48 EDT Protesters carry a banner reading ‘no to austerity’ at a march in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest against the spread of economic “austerity” in France…

New pathogen epidemic identified in sub-Saharan Africa : non-Typhoidal Salmonella up to 45% mortality rate

Public release date: 30-Sep-2012 Contact: Aileen Sheehy press.office@sanger.ac.uk 0044-012-234-96928 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Researchers track the spread of human invasive non-Typhoidal Salmonella in sub-Saharan Africa A new study out today (Sunday 30 September) reveals that the emergence and spread of a rapidly evolving invasive intestinal disease, that has a significant mortality rate (up to 45%)…

Polish opposition draws thousands for anti-government rally: ” Democracy is becoming fictional “

By Agence France-Presse Saturday, September 29, 2012 19:11 EDT Topics: Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski ♦ Poland ♦ Radio Maryja Tens of thousands of opponents of Poland’s centrist government massed in the capital Saturday for a protest called by trade unions, an ultra-Catholic movement and politicians. Organisers put the turnout at 100,000, while Polish…

Nanosciences: All Systems Go at the Biofactory: Should furnish a way to develop, construct and utilize designer nanomachines

In order to assemble novel biomolecular machines, individual protein molecules must be installed at their site of operation with nanometer precision. LMU researchers have now found a way to do just that. Green light on protein assembly! (Credit: Image courtesy of LMU) ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — In order to assemble novel biomolecular machines, individual…

Turkish FM reaffirms support for Macedonia

  Sunday, 30 September 2012 Ankara has been supporting Skopje in the dispute over Macedonia’s constitutional name, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says in an interview with Albania’s ‘Shenja’ magazine.Turkey’s stand on the name dispute is rather clear, Davutoglu says.”Turkey has been the first country to recognize the Republic of Macedonia’s constitutional name and its…

Macedonian in Greece killed for refusing to change last name ( ? )

Please Refer to Current  Story Update:   “Samardziev” case, nice work of the Greek Secret Service http://engineeringevil.com/2012/10/01/samardziev-case-nice-work-of-the-greek-secret-service/   *Enginnering Evil:  There are now questions to whether Samardziev had been killed, please read with reserve Sunday, 30 September 2012 Aleksandar Samardziev, an ethnic Macedonian student who was attacked in Solun by members of the Greek political neo…

Military rape victims sue Leon Panetta claiming Department of Defense ‘failed to punish dozens of sexual assaults’

20 men and women  claimed they were harassed, raped, or assaulted Further  allege they suffered retaliation when they reported alleged  crimes By Associated Press PUBLISHED:22:42 EST, 28  September 2012| UPDATED:00:56 EST, 29 September 201 A lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court  in San Francisco alleging current and former members of the U.S. military were …

‘I was addicted to stealing… and everyone else did it too’: Ex-TSA agent reveals epidemic of thefts from passengers as he admits he took almost $1MILLION in possessions

By Laura Cox PUBLISHED:20:13 EST, 28  September 2012| UPDATED:01:12 EST, 29 September 2012 It was a scandal that rocked the nation – a  New York Transport Security Agency security officer found guilty of stealing  close to $1million worth of belongings from passenger luggage. But according to the convicted officer, the  problem was even more widespread…

Trial starts for Pope’s butler who ‘stole and leaked’ papal letters to expose ‘evil and corruption’ in Roman Catholic church

By Ruth Whitehead PUBLISHED:11:11 EST, 29  September 2012| UPDATED:11:11 EST, 29 September 2012 The Vatican today opened the trial of the  Pope’s butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a  journalist, the worst security breach to occur in the Vatican’s recent  history. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of  three, faces up to four…

Revealed: Army scientists secretly sprayed St Louis with ‘radioactive’ particles for YEARS to test chemical warfare technology

By Emily Anne Epstein PUBLISHED:09:16 EST, 29  September 2012| UPDATED:11:21 EST, 29 September 2012 The United States Military conducted top  secret experiments on the citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, for years, exposing  them to radioactive compounds, a researcher has claimed. While it was known that the government  sprayed ‘harmless’ zinc cadmium silfide  particles over the…

Iran sees cyber attacks as greater threat than actual war

Customers use computers at an internet cafe in Tehran May 9, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Raheb Homavandi DUBAI |         Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48am EDT DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is prepared to defend itself in case of a “cyber war” which could cause more harm than a physical confrontation, a commander in the country’s Revolutionary Guards said…

Images Provide Clues to China’s Naval Might

Sep. 29, 2012 – 01:52PM   | By WENDELL MINNICK China’s first aircraft carrier berthed at Dalian port is seen Sept. 5.   (AFP) TAIPEI — As China celebrated the launch of its first aircraft carrier last week, images and video posted on the Internet raise new questions as to how far along the country has…

China State television on Saturday reported that the country’s navy and air forces conducted joint military exercises with live fire targeting a small island in the East China Sea.

  China’s lines around islands suggest more conflict LOUISE WATT – Associated Press (AP) Posted September 29, 2012 at 4:08 a.m BEIJING (AP) — One of the hottest items in bookstores across China is a map for a place that is closed to visitors, home only to animals such as goats and crabs, and the…

China to UN: Japan ‘stole’ islands

Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi, leading China’s delegation at the UN General Assembly, spoke Thursday, a day after a speech in which the Japanese prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, didn’t mention the Diaoyu Islands. Yang said Beijing will “continue to take firm measures” to safeguard the Diaoyus’ territorial sovereignty. Tension has escalated since the Japanese government…

Senior Government minister has accused the EU of squandering Britain’s international aid budget on schemes that often have nothing to do with alleviating world poverty.

Senior Tory accuses EU of “squandering” Britain’s aid budget Alan Duncan has accused the EU of “squandering” Britain’s international aid budget. Photo: Justin Sutcliffe Robert Mendick and Andrew Gilligan 9:00PM BST 29 Sep 2012 Alan Duncan, the minister of state for aid, said the Department for International Development (DfID) was “forced to give” British taxpayers’…

Vitamin D, may protect us from background radiation and could be used as a safe protective agent before or after a low-level nuclear incident

2008 study re-posted for filing Contact: Daniel Hayes dhayes@health.nyc.gov Inderscience Publishers Could vitamin D save us from radiation? Radiological health expert Daniel Hayes, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that a form of vitamin D could be one of our body’s main protections against damage from low levels…

UC Davis researchers discover Achilles’ heel in pancreatic cancer

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Karen Finney karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 916-734-9064 University of California – Davis Health System Starving cancer cells of arginine cuts proliferation in half UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have discovered a metabolic deficiency in pancreatic cancer cells that can be used to slow the progress of the deadliest of all cancers. Published…