Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Anatoly Perminov said the space agency will soon hold a meeting to assess a mission to Apophis, in a bid to stave off the end of the world.
He told Golos Rossii radio that it would invite Nasa, the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project once it is finalised.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
In a flurry of delight and emotion Kate said: "I'm so sorry Anne (Hathaway), Meryl (Streep), Kristin (Scott-Thomas) oh God, who is the other one?" she gasped. "Oh yes, Angelina (Jolie)... OK… Compose... Now forgive me... Gather... Is this really happening?"
Indeed it was, Kate.
So it seems entirely fitting that Apple should choose the start of a new decade to launch its latest product - which could entirely change the way we use computers.
Rumours are rife that Steve Jobs, the company's chief executive, is planning to unveil a touch screen computer known as the 'iSlate' at the end of next month.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Mr Josipovic gained more votes than his rival, but not more than the 50% needed to secure outright victory, Croatia's electoral commission confirmed.
The second-round of voting is due to take place on 10 January.
Voters are concerned about corruption and the economy as Croatia aims to join the EU, observers say.With nearly all votes counted, Mr Josipovic had won 32.4% of the vote with Mr Bandic on 14.8%.
Conservation workers battled to save dozens of pilot whales who became stranded on a New Zealand beach at the weekend. Of those that were stranded 125 died but 43 others were coaxed back out to sea. Rescuers monitored the survivors as they swam away and by this morning they were reported well out to sea.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Croatians went to the polls on Sunday amid a deepening economic crisis and concerns over high-level corruption to elect a president to steer the Balkans country into the European Union.
Croatians are choosing a successor to popular centrist Stipe Mesic, who stands down in February after serving the maximum two five-year terms and successfully transforming the country from a nationalist autocracy into a parliamentary democracy.The opinion polls show that the winner will be decided in a run-off with none of the 12 candidates likely to secure more than 50 percent support needed for an outright victory.
Ivo Josipovic of the main opposition Social Democrats (SDP) is virtually assured a place in the run-off as polls give him an average lead of 15 percentage points over his opponents.
Polls suggest a neck-and-neck race between the populist Bandic, 54, a former veteran SDP member, and Vidosevic, 49, a former member of the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) who has headed the Croatian Chamber of Commerce since 1995.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The wife of Al Qaeda’s second in command is now calling on women to become suicide bombers. To qualify, they must be able to push a car loaded with explosives, “because, as you know, women aren’t allowed to drive over there.”