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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption boosts visitation

Kilauea Volcano Who says a volcanic eruption has to be bad for business? Particularly when it involves a spectacular lava show, and the business in question is tourism. An eruption on the east rift of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano, which began Saturday, has created lava spatters of up to 65 feet and... [Read More]

Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies may have to hire a million, says report

infosys Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies needs to revamp the growth strategy or end up hiring close to a million people over the next decade, as it eyes a 20 per cent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue in the period up to 2020, says a BNP Paribas report.Infosys employed 127,779 people... [Read More]

Costain makes improved offer for Mouchel,Costain says offer attractive to both sets of shareholders

costain LONDON, British construction firm Costain (COSG.L) on Friday made an improved takeover approach worth around 172 million pounds ($272.6 million) for struggling business services group Mouchel (MCHL.L). The proposal comprises 0.5531 Costain shares and 30 pence in cash for each Mouchel share which,... [Read More]

Corrected – AU’s Odinga says IvoryCoast mediation fails

odinga Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said an African effort to mediate Ivory Coast’s disputed poll had failed on Wednesday, blaming incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and warning of harsh sanctions or force if he did not step down. Alassane Ouattara was proclaimed winner of a November 28 poll by the... [Read More]

13 astrology signs? Not so fast, says Herald astrology lady Georgia Nicols.

signs Nicols was busy Friday, as everyone wanted her opinion about the news that there may be a 13th astrological sign named Ophiuchus up in the sky that could have thrown the lives of horoscope readers into a kind of astro turmoil, as they contemplated with growing horror the possibility that they might... [Read More]

POSCO CEO says hard to pass rising costs to customers

posco-ceo SEOUL,The chief executive of POSCO (005490.KS: Quote), the world’s No.3 steelmaker, said it would be difficult to raise steel prices enough to cover rising raw materials costs stemming from flooding in Australia, which has affected coal mines, rail links and ports. Chung Joon-yang also... [Read More]

Sarah Palin says attacks on her after Arizona shooting are a ‘blood libel

palin Sarah Palin’s video response to the Arizona shooting of Gabriel Gifford Sarah Palin today accused her opponents of manufacturing a “blood libel” by suggesting her rhetoric and campaign tactics had anything to do with the Arizona shootings. Four days after an incident which left... [Read More]

‘My son should be punished’ says mother of student rioter who hurled fire extinguisher from roof of Tory

edward-woollard The mother of the student who threw a fire extinguisher from the roof of the Conservative Party headquarters said he deserves to be punished when he is sentenced tomorrow. Tania Garwood said her son Edward Woollard, 18, had done a ‘terrible and awful thing’ when he hurled the canister... [Read More]

McCarthy says the “door is open” for Rodgers to play

aaron-rodgers Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who suffered his second concussion of the season in Week 14 at Detroit, officially is doubtful to play on Sunday night when Green Bay travels to New England. With doubtful technically representing a 25-percent chance that the player will play, it indeed... [Read More]

Christmas Island local says rescue effort hampered by navy delay

Christmas-Island he said islanders trying to rescue the passengers were traumatised by the sound of screaming from “dying, panicked people from the desert who couldn’t swim”. Simon Prince, who operates a dive shop next to the scene of the tragedy, said the stricken refugee boat had... [Read More]

E-mail to die, says Facebook founder

19mark2 Calling it slow and informal, he said the e-mail usage has already declined and the modern world is out of e-mails.Click NEXT to read on… 19mark1 Zuckerberg said 500 million people using Facebook would have access to a a email address. He said entire conversation, dated... [Read More]

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s admission that his office has taken ‘bags of money’ from Iran are part of an effort to undermine Tehran’s role in negotiations with the Taliban, argues a regional analyst.karzai says his office gets “bags of money” from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday his office receives cash in bags from Iran, but said it is a transparent form of aid that helps cover expenses at the presidential palace, and that the United States makes similar payments. The comments came after a report on Sunday that Karzai’s chief... [Read More]

Hobbit mess ‘sorted by Wednesday’:An American correspondent says the fact that Sir Peter Jcckson wants to make The Hobbit

An American correspondent says the fact that Sir Peter Jcckson wants to make The Hobbit in New Zealand is the most important factor for keeping the project in the country. Sam Rubin told Close Up that Jackson has “extraordinary clout” and as far as Hollywood is concerned Jackson is the movie... [Read More]

Paltrow fears casting couch in Hollywood,Casting couch still exists in Hollywood, says Gwyneth Paltrow

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow fears that the casting couch culture still exists in the industry and many young women are being exploited. The “Iron Man” star recently admitted she was propositioned during her early years as an actress when an unnamed associate suggested she “finish... [Read More]

Dianna Agron – Glee Gq Shoot ‘Does Not Represent Who I Am’ Says Dianna Agron

DIANNA AGRON has said that GQ Magazine’s recent GLEE photo-shoot, which has caused a wave of controversy, does not represent who she is, reports TV Agron features in the latest issue of the magazine alongside co-stars LEA MICHELE and CORY MONTEITH in a risque and revealing shoot, but... [Read More]

Jesse Ventura questions the WTC collapse, says 9/11 was to get us into Iraq and Afghanistan

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who during the Vietnam War was part of the Navy’s Underwater Demolition Team, claims that “I’m suggesting that governments do things to get us into wars,” the former pro-wrestler told Eric Bolling on Fox Business News yesterday in an interview... [Read More]

GB on course for 2012 Olympics glory, says UK Sport

Britain are on course for a top-four finish in the Olympics and second-place finish in the Paralympics, according to UK Sport’s latest Mission 2012 update. The body responsible for the majority of Britain’s Olympic sports reports the team has never been better placed to succeed with... [Read More]

Obama says new U.S. sanctions show international resolve in Iran issue

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law new U.S. sanctions on Iran that he called another step in demonstrating that “the United States and the international community are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” At a White House signing ceremony, Obama noted... [Read More]