DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the
The Russian experience Like many Russian citizens, I have a problem with your highly biased piece on the...
Rob Duke's insight:
At its hearing on gay marriage, you say that America’s Supreme Court “seemed nervous about tinkering with an institution that has existed for millennia” (“Showtime for gay marriage”, May 2nd). Yet according to John Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” and “Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe”, official ceremonies took place in the Roman Empire and early Christian era that bound men to each other. Homosexual “marriages” were sanctified by the church and homosexuality was tolerated well after Christ’s death. Homosexuality only became controversial when it was condemned during the Middle Ages.
In 2006, Bobby and Christi Shepherd (pictured), six- and seven-year-old siblings, died from carbon monoxide poisoning while holidaying with their family in Corfu. The cause was found to be a faulty boiler close to their hotel room. The Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel was not owned by Thomas Cook and in 2010 a trial in Greece decided that the tour operator could not be held criminally accountable for the tragedy, although it criticised the firm’s health-and-safety procedures. A subsequent inquest into the deaths, which ended this week, recorded a verdict of unlawful killing, and found that Thomas Cook had breached its duty of care. The firm had not done enough to ensure the hotel had properly carried out safety checks.
NEW YORK - The police in Venice Friday closed an art installation in the form of a functioning mosque inside an ex-Catholic church, set up as Iceland’s exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, according to US media reports.City officials declared the art project a
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 44 people were killed on Friday in a gunfight in western Mexico between government forces and suspected drug gang henchmen, officials said, one of the bloodiest days of
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an opening for an emergency management specialist to serve in a supervisory position at their Germantown, Maryland, office, they stated in a job posting on May 14.
Siskiyou County officials were effusive in 2013 when Crystal Geyser's chief executive announced outside an idled bottling plant here that it would soon be churning out sparkling water, teas and flavored beverages.
Rob Duke's insight:
The use stays with the land. If you permitted a home and it burned down, you could rebuild the house. If a restaurant closes, the building owner can rent to another restaurant because the use hasn't changed. Is this a type of White Collar Crime, though?
On Monday, California Senate passes a bill that enables “beer bikes” to run on streets. Beer bikes are commonly known as pedal powered quadricycle operation. It is a new kind of buses that permit up to 15 people to pedal at slow speed. The bill, dubbed as SB530, would allow beer bikes to share the …
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