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For more than a year, Sister Megan Rice, 85, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, had caught occasional glimpses of the glittering World Trade Center from her living quarters: the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison on the Brooklyn waterfront.
So when the Volvo she was riding in one morning last week crested the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the skyscraper came into full view, it made a strong impression.
“Oh, my gosh,” Sister Rice exclaimed. Drinking in the scenery and the panorama of New York Harbor, she added, “We’re well on our way.”
It was her fifth day of freedom after two years behind bars for a crime for which she is boldly unapologetic. In 2012, she joined two other peace activists in splattering…
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The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy
Source: Transportation Research Board
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 132: The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy examines the economic role of U.S. airports and the national airport system to help communicate the national aggregate value of airports to communities and aviation stakeholders.
It shouldn’t but it does surprise me when I read about stuff like this. For all the cant about regulation it is disturbing how little there can be. For a new Consumer Rights Bill is being introduced. And what does it cover?
… “a basic imbalance” between consumers and retailers and service providers.
Other proposals will seek to introduce information rights for consumers in transactions for healthcare, social services and gambling, including price information for GP and other medical consultations.
Rights for anyone buying services will be strengthened, and for the first time people will have the right to have a substandard service remedied or refunded
A standard 30-day period in which consumers can return faulty goods and get a full refund will be introduced to replace rules on this time period which are unclear, and those who get goods as gifts will have the same rights as those…
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A falta de poco más de tres horas para el comienzo oficial del Google I/O 2015, o lo que es lo mismo la conferencia anual de desarrolladores de Google que vais a poder seguir en directo aquí en Androidsis, se especula ya con fuerza de la posible presentación oficial de dos nuevos Sticks de Google que la verdad nos parecen muy pero que muy interesantes.
El primero de ellos sería lo que vendría a ser el Chromecast 2, nuevo Chromecast o Chromecast 2015 ya que casi podemos asegurar que va a seguir conservando su mismo nombre aunque con algunas novedades en cuanto a especificaciones técnicas muy interesantes. El segundo de ellos, muy esperado por mi parte, sería un nuevo Stick HDMI con el cual podríamos convertir cualquier televisor convencional o monitor, en todo un ordenador personal con sistema operativo Chrome OS de Google.
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Industry Impacts of a Canadian Housing Bubble
The fear of a housing bubble has been renewed in Canada, as the drop in oil prices in recent months prompted a surprise interest-rate cut by the central bank in January. As expected, the country’s big banks have reduced their prime rates, which are tied to home-equity lines of credit and variable-rate mortgages, but did not fully pass on the Bank of Canada’s 25-percentage point cut. Coupled with home prices that continue to grow, lower rates could encourage borrowers to continue entering the market, ahead of the spring home-buying season in the coming months. Once again, the cooling housing market is gaining some steam.
Analysts and policymakers have debated whether or not Canada is following in the footsteps of the American housing crisis that precipitated the 2007 to 2009 recession. Rising house prices encourage speculators to enter the market, which typically…
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