Day: January 4, 2012

Bangladesh teacher arrested over banned book

Courtesy: By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, January 4, 2012   A head teacher in Bangladesh has been arrested after a banned book regarded by some Muslims as blasphemous was found in her college, police said Wednesday. Yunus Ali was arrested from the KC Technical and Business Management College in the coastal district of Pirojpur […]

Back to barter in France

By Sarah Elzas As Europe’s economy continues to flounder, some are starting to look for alternatives. In France a new barter system facilitates the exchange of services between people without any money changing hands. The accorderie was born in Quebec is now in France, in northern Paris and… Details: 20120104-alternative-economy-paris

The Fat Trap

Courtesy: NY Times By TARA PARKER-POPE For 15 years, Joseph Proietto has been helping people lose weight. When these obese patients arrive at his weight-loss clinic in Australia, they are determined to slim down. And most of the time, he says, they do just that, sticking to the clinic’s program […]

Missing gold bullion handed to Egyptian scholars, court documents show–missing-gold-bullion-handed-to-egyptian-scholars-court-documents-show A man who accepted nearly $2 million in gold bars at night in a Rexdale parking lot took the gold to Egypt and gave it to Islamic scholars, court records show. Joseph Adam, a Toronto resident, is ordered to appear on Jan. 10 in the Ontario Superior Court of […]