NJ Man Sues Fireworks Store

Thomas Eldershaw of Jackson 19 years old, who lives in Ocean County, was severely injured by fireworks last year. His friend bought fireworks from Pennsylvania store - Sky King Fireworks of Morrisville (Bucks County)  and persuaded him to light
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The Power of Nonviolent Action

The Power of Nonviolent Action

Armed insurgencies impose great human costs. Nonviolent “people power” movements succeed by calling attention to official repression and winning support from the undecided. Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. He is the principal co-editor of Nonviolent Social Movements (Blackwell, 1999) and chairs (more...)

New York Bar-Hopping to be Restricted

New York authorities intend to significantly limit the freedom of city’s young residents, whose one of the most favorite spare time activities is going to bars. This pastime even got a special name - bar-hopping - and became so popular mostly thanks to social networks, where there are whole communities (more...)

USNS Comfort Departs for Humanitarian Mission

USNS Comfort Departs for Humanitarian Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has departed for a five-month, humanitarian assistance deployment to nine countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The ship left its home port in Baltimore March 17 on its Continuing Promise 2011 mission “to conduct civil-military operations such as (more...)

New Podcast Highlighting Unique State Jobs

New Podcast Highlighting Unique State Jobs

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) today announced the launch of a new podcast series, “Your Pennsylvania”, highlighting the important work and interesting stories of workers around the state. The first episode, now available on www.senatorleach.com and iTunes, examines the role of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission in (more...)

America Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Little girls in brightly embroidered dresses squirm under last-minute smoothing of hair and bows. Nearby, Irish setters get the same treatment while steadfastly ignoring their larger brethren, a pack of Irish wolfhounds. Ahead, an emerald-green fire truck idles behind an equally bright convertible carrying the parade’s (more...)

Don’t Forget To Change Clocks

Don’t Forget To Change Clocks

In the United States, Daylight Saving Time commences at 2:00 a.m. begins on the second Sunday in March. Each time zone switches at a different time. 2:00 a.m. was originally chosen as the changeover time because it minimized disruption. Most people are at home. It prevents the day from switching to (more...)

Should Welfare Recipients Face a Mandatory Drug Test?

Pennsylvania State Senator Richard Alloway has proposed a bill that would require five percent of welfare recipients to take a drug test every six months.  If the welfare recipient were to fail the drug test, he or she would then be sent to a rehab facility until they are “clean”. The (more...)

Celebrating Women’s Day… Under Panties Flag

This year the city of York, UK, will distinguish itself exactly on March 8th - on the International Women’s Day. During the feminist carnival there will be presented a unique collage made of... women’s panties. More than 150 panties, sent here by women from around the world including the US, were (more...)

International Women’s Day:How Women Can Help

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” the world’s great scientific intellectual Isaac Newton wrote in 1676. The accomplishments of women, too, owe much to the “giants” who preceded them — women who bravely endured painful ridicule and overcame (more...)

American Cowboys Leave Montana for Russian Backwoods

A real American ranch appeared in the village of Shestakovo near Voronezh. It is run by cowboys from Chicago. Here they farm rare strains of cows. The idea of such farm belongs to the local residents: according to their project the village will become a center of cattle breading by (more...)

A Scholar Looks Back to the Future of Central Asia

When Adeeb Khalid was growing up in Lahore, Pakistan, neighboring Soviet Central Asia did not seem like a land next door but a distant, exotic place. Although his work as a historian has taken him about as far as can be from where he started, he has (more...)

Russia Abolishes Daylight Saving Time

President Dmitriy Medvedev has announced the abolition of daylight saving time starting autumn 2011. Medvedev said that switching clocks twice a year is harmful for people’s health and triggers stress. “Every fall and every spring we are swearing at this system,” Medvedev said. “Our biorhythms are damaged. We are all angry. We (more...)

Peaceful Transition in Egypt “Must Begin Now”

President Obama says a peaceful, meaningful and orderly political transition in Egypt “must begin now” and must include a broad spectrum of Egyptian voices, including the government’s political opposition. In remarks at the White House February 1, Obama said he had spoken with President Hosni Mubarak shortly after (more...)

“National Socks For The Homeless Day”

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) today kicked off a sock drive for the homeless at his Harrisburg office and announced plans to offer a resolution designating February 14 as “National Socks for the Homeless Day”. The resolution creating “National Socks for the Homeless Day” encourages (more...)


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