Feb 5, 2011

Justice Department says BP fund should be spent faster

In a bluntly worded letter to the official who handles claims stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill, the Justice Department Friday urged changes to speed up the process and to pay more claims from BP's $20 billion fund.

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Benefits of outdoor exercise confirmed

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- A systematic review has analyzed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the natural environment.

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New induced stem cells may unmask cancer at earliest stage

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- By coaxing healthy and diseased human bone marrow to become embryonic-like stem cells, a team of scientists has laid the groundwork for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukemia in the laboratory dish.

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Working more than 20 hours a week in high school found harmful

ScienceDaily (2011-02-04) -- A new shows that among high school students, working more than 20 hours/week during the school year can lead to academic and behavior problems. The researchers used advanced statistical methods to reanalyze longitudinal data collected in the 1980s on 1,800 middle class teens in 10th and 11th grades. The researchers also found that things didn't get better when teens who were working more than 20 hours/week cut back their hours or stopped working altogether.

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Feb 4, 2011

Sweden raises 19 billion kronor from Nordea sale

The Swedish government confirmed on Friday that it had raised 19 billion kronor ($2.94 billion) on the sale of 255 million of its shares in Nordic banking giant.

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Sachin's presence boosts the morale in the Team: Skipper Dhoni

As team India now looks for the World Cup glory, Indian Skipper Dhoni says, Sachin's mere presence in the team lifts the morale of the team. And advised all of the team members to emulate the iconic role model of the Master Blaster.

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All decisions on spectrum allocation since 2003 wrong:Telecom panel of India

The spectrum panel said that all the decisions made on spectrum allocation since 2003 are wrong, probed the one man committee Former Telecom Minister is being questioned by the CBI into allegations of fraud to the exchequer.

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Huge Crowds Turnout at Tahrir Square

As we see the situation unfolding in Egypt since the protests began in Egypt, pro-democracy demonstrations have almost brought the thirty year Egypt rule to the end. The turn out in tens of thousands at Tahrir Square was a clear message to the ruling party, the message sent by the people.

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The opposition is insisting for a power change as the only last option in the tussle for power.