At General Debate, Iran’s President calls for new world order and restructured UN

26 September 2012 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today called for a “just and fair” new world order and said the United Nations lacks the efficiency to bring it about, offering the help of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which his country currently heads, to achieve the required changes. “If this inefficiency persists, nations will lose…

Guernsey Sunday trading law review dropped

A planned review of Guernsey’s Sunday trading laws has been dropped, after the Commerce and Employment board announced its priorities for 2012-16. Deputy Kevin Stewart, the department’s minister since 1 May, said the review was “not a priority work stream”. Commerce and Employment announced in March that it would carry out a public consultation by…

‘Holy alliance’ in Italy protests against working on Sundays

Trade unions held small protests across Italy and the Catholic Church voiced its support on Sunday as part of a Europe-wide campaign against allowing more businesses to stay open on Sundays. Susanna Camusso, the leader of Italy’s biggest trade union, CGIL, joined picketers outside a Rome shopping centre and there were similar demonstrations around the…

Cuba more religious after Pope

HAVANA – Agence France-Presse Cuba administration has decreed this year’s Good Friday a holiday for the first time since the early days following the island’s 1959 Revolution, granting a request Pope Benedict XVI made during last week’s visit, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said on March 31. The official newspaper said the decision was taken…

Roubini: My ‘Perfect Storm’ Is Unfolding Now

“Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini, says the “perfect storm” scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China. In May, Roubini predicted four elements – stalling growth in the U.S., debt troubles in Europe, a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China,…

What Successful People Know About Weekends

We all look forward to weekends. But are you really making the most of them? Few people are, because we tend not to think about weekends holistically. Here’s one way to look at it: There are 60 hours between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. Even if you sleep for 24 of those hours,…

Drought worsens crop damage, raising world food, fuel worry

U.S. drought worsens, crop ratings drop sharply * Corn, soybean prices near record, food inflation fears * Heat dome over Corn Belt to continue, forecasters say By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, July 16 (Reuters) – Corn and soybeans in the U.S. Midwest baked in an unrelenting heat wave on Monday with fears rising of big crop losses…

Sunday Shopping in Austria

PA: opening times are sufficient – as the Constitutional Court Subtitle: A sign of times of prosperity and quality of life for all (07/12/2012) The prohibition of shop opening on Sundays and public holidays in Austria is not unconstitutional. This has the Constitutional Court (Constitutional Court) decided.”Even if a social change has occurred, the ban could still…

Sunday Off – Is it Good for the Jews?

An expanded forum of the Tzohar rabbinical organization is scheduled to gatherMonday at the Park Hotel in Jerusalem and discuss the different halakhic (Jewish Law) and social – public angles of the influence of turning Sunday into an official day offin Israel. Before making a decision, the rabbis will hear a review of the matter by therelevant authorities: President Uriel Lin of the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Avi Kaminsky of the managers of education departments in local authorities and Member of Knesset Zvulun Orlev (Jewish Home) one of…

Make Sunday a day of rest: ban HGV’s on motorways

Date published: 28 June 2012 The incoming president of the Institute of Highway Engineers risks the wrath of truckers – but may earn the adulation of weekend motorists – as he calls for the UK to consider banning HGVs from its motorways on Sundays. Richard Hayes, who becomes president of the IHE at its AGM…