Micro-loans to US poor from Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank

Sunday, February 17, 2008 Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has made the first loans to U.S. citizens who do not have a bank account. Grameen Bank is experienced in micro-financing in its home country, lending money to poor women that want to start small businesses. Since the start of the mortgage-crisis more people in the U.S. tend to turn to fringe financial institutions bypassing the mainstream bank institutes. "Now is a good time because of ... the subprime crisis and that highlights the issue that the financial system is not perfect," , says the bank's founder and 2006 Nobel


Football: Bayern beats Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to win German Super Cup

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Yesterday, in the German DFL-Supercup final, defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich defeated DFB Pokal cup winners Borussia Dortmund 5–4 in the penalty shootout to win the title at Dortmund's stadium Signal Iduna Park, after the full time ended in a 2–2 draw. Dortmund got an early lead in the game as their winger Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the game. Pulisic got the ball from Bayern Munich defender Javi Martínez and scored the first goal of the match. 18-year-old Pulisic became the youngest goalscorer in the compe


High school football coach shot dead at school gym in Iowa

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 An American football coach has been shot at his school gym in Iowa, United States. Ed Thomas was shot in front of his students at around 8.00 am local time. Thomas was in the weight room at the time of the shooting. An adult male has been arrested suspected of his murder. Thomas was the head football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School. He had coached 37 seasons of High School football in his career and has a career record of 292-84 of which 156-31 is with Aplington-Parkersburg. He led Parkersburg to 19 state playoffs and won state titles in

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Click Here To Know More About: Make It Cheaper Will the Age of Aquarius Begin or End Something? by Jimmy BarlowThe Age of Aquarius is an exciting phenomenon for astrologers. It is the new age in the astrological cycle. Most people say that we are in the Age of Pisces. The Age of Aquarius will begin on December 21, 2012, the last day in the Mayan Long Count calendar. For people who do not follow astrology, the idea of this Age of Aquarius is very unclear. To make it simpler, each of the 12 astrological signs has an age associated with it. The age of the astrological


German teenager sentenced to six years for stabbing police officer

Saturday, January 28, 2017 A court in Celle, Germany sentenced sixteen-year-old German-Moroccan girl Safia S. to six years in prison on Thursday for an attempted murder. Safia stabbed a 34-year-old police officer in February last year using a vegetable knife in a train station in Hannover. Phone chats revealed Safia acted on the behalf of ISIL, the judge said, though the militant group did not claim any responsibility. The Federal Prosecutor Office sought the six year sentence for the juvenile a week prior. 20-year-old Mohamad Hasan K., who knew about Safia's plan, was sen


Nancy Pelosi named new Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Thursday, January 4, 2007 Californian Democrat Nancy Pelosi, 66-years-old, has been named the 60th United States Speaker of the House with the votes 233-202. She is the first female House speaker in United States history. The opening of the Congress in 2007 marks the first time in a dozen years that the Democrats have control of the entire Congress. In her speech she said it was time for a new America: "Now it is our responsibility to carry forth that vision of a new America. A new America that seizes the future and forges 21st century solutions through discovery, creativi


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Europe hit by storms, 45 deaths reported

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Europe has been hit by fierce wind and storms, with gusts over 150 kilometers per hour reported from the UK to Southern Germany. Most major motorways are blocked/shut due to lorries being overturned by the wind. Most European Airports, Train and Motorways have been affected. Amsterdam has been cut off, with planes grounded, and the train system from Amsterdam city halted. Contents 1 Casualties and fatalities 1.1 Western Europe 1.1.1 United Kingdom 1.1.2 Germany 1.1.3 The Netherlands 1.1.4 France 1.1.5 Belgium 1.2 Central and Eastern Europe 2


New York governor Spitzer tied to prostitution ring

Monday, March 10, 2008 According to a report by The New York Times (The Times), New York Governor Eliot Spitzer informed his senior administration officials on Monday that he was being investigated for using a "high-class" prostitution ring. The Times report cites anonymous officials who work for Spitzer. A law enforcement official who spoke to Associated Press on condition of anonymity stated that a federal wiretap related to a recent investigation revealed that Spitzer paid for prostitutes from an online service under investigation. ABC News reported that, according to f


Arrangement of light receptors in the eye may cause dyslexia, scientists say

Friday, October 20, 2017 Research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Wednesday by Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars of French University of Rennes claims dyslexia may be caused by the way the photoreceptors in their eyes are arranged. Co-author Ropars said, "Our observations lead us to believe that we indeed found a potential cause of dyslexia". In dyslexic individuals, the pattern of photoreceptors in the right eye is similar to that on the left and produces a "mirror image", while in non-dyslexic individuals, there are two different patterns in the two eyes,