Day: January 12, 2012

Most Child-Friendly City

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III awards the city of Santiago in Isabela the Presidential Award for Most Child-Friendly City (Independent Component City Category) for its efforts to promote children’s health, welfare, protection and education. The annual citation is given by the Office of the President through the […]

Shoppers pulled back at the holidays

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Consumers pulled back on their spending in December despite the holiday shopping season, according to a government report released Thursday. The Commerce Department report showed that overall retail sales rose only 0.1% compared to November — falling short of forecasts of economists surveyed by Briefing.com, who […]

Zardari Leaves for Dubai!

Source: Express Tribune Reports suggest president has gone on a scheduled one-day trip. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari left for Dubai on a scheduled one-day trip on Thursday, local television stations reported, amid growing tension over a memo seeking US help in preventing a coup by the military.       The […]

Pyongyang to preserve Kim for posterity

Source: Asiatimes Kim Jong-il’s passing in December could be good news for Russia’s “Lenin laboratory” of embalmers, which has preserved dead communist leaders ranging from Joseph Stalin to Ho Chi Minh. Lacking work lately, the team would happily construct a glass coffin for the North Korean Dear Leader in Kumsusan […]