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Further to recent announcements concerning the potential sell-off of properties owned by British Waterways by the Treasury, we petition the Prime Minister to give assuarnces that our canals will be protected and recent levels of investement, a credit to Labour, is maintained.
Our canals are great source of pleasure for many people in the country, providing a source of employment through tourism and associated businesses. They're also home to many forms of wildlife. Without proper management this will ebb away and the network return to a state of decay and ruin.
We urge the Government to allow British Waterways to retain its property portfolio, protecting its essential source of revenue and ensure the sustainability of its work.
790: "This is a classic type 13 planet, which typically
destroys itself at this stage of its development."
790: "Sometimes through war, often through environmental
catastrophe. But more commonly, a type 13 planet is
inadvertently dcollapsed into a pea-sized object by
scientists attempting to determine the mass of the
Higgs Boson particle."
Centralia is a ghost town in Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005 and 9 in 2007, as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962.
Every programmer works in silent fear of a manager sneaking up on him and asking him to drop everything he is doing and work on an unrelated task. Context switches like this cost us time and energy, but managers are beginning to figure out that a programmer isn't a machine that can be switched on and off, no, they're understanding that a programmer is a machine that needs a warm up phase
In fact, I’ve got a whole list of Wikipediae I’d like to see:
Why should men and boys be able to go topless in public but women and girls can't? Now there's a day where they can!
The people at gotopless.org are having a NATIONAL GOTOPLESS PROTEST DAY on August 23, 2009. It says it's national but you can do it in whatever country you're in. Be careful if you're somewhere like Iran or Iraq of course.
Planet SciCast is four things:
1. A competition to get children, young people, teachers, parents, science communicators and science/engineering/technology professionals all making short films about practical science.
2. A web resource of all those movies (plus write-ups of the activities, experiments and demonstrations), for the use and amusement of everyone involved, but particularly for schools.
3. A platform for other science engagement projects to share their work with a wider audience.
4. Finally, a discussion about who’s job it is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with entertaining science related material.
***Original: DEMAND AN END TO UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ***
06 July, 2009 | 12:30PM BST
eBay was built on a simple idea – that we could empower people by building a global trading platform where practically anyone could buy or sell practically anything.
This idea is now under threat from brands who are trying to block the sale of their products on online marketplaces and other websites - regardless of whether such items are new or second-hand, genuine or fake.
We are therefore calling on the European Commission to amend EU competition law to stop these unfair trade practices. But we need your help to persuade them to take action.
Sign our petition against online trade barriers today!
The eBay Team
This is in response to the column last week by Andrew Wickerham, who expressed his anger over the Colgate population's ignorance in our language towards his semester overseas. Apparently we made him angry by narrowing his whole experience down to the silly question, "How was Abroad?" Well, before you condemn all of us Colgate students to the depths of hell, let me say this in our defense- we were actually only being polite and couldn't care less how your trip Abroad was.