Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 10:20
Beijing - China on Tuesday set an 11-per-cent lower quota for its first round of rare earth exports in 2011, according to a government statement, adding to expectation that it could restrict supplies of the vital minerals next year.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 10:19
Johannesburg - South Africa may designate copper as a precious metal to curb theft of the commodity, which costs the country about R7bn a year, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Public Enterprise Minister Barbara Hogan told parliament copper cables theft was causing rail network delays, the paper said. Designating copper as precious would, on paper, make it harder for thieves to sell the stolen commodity, an unnamed legal expert is quoted as saying in the report. Read more about South Africa may class copper as precious metal
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 10:18
Tallinn - Investors may be confident that Estonia’s changeover to the euro on New Year’s Day is a good thing for the former Soviet republic - but critics fear the move will be hike prices, limit economic sovereignty and, in the words of one, be akin to winning “the last ticket for the Titanic.”
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 10:13
Only three doors
An airline captain was breaking in a new blonde stewardess.
The route they were flying had a layover in another city. Upon their arrival, the captain showed the stewardess the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop and stay overnight.
The next morning, as the pilot was preparing the crew for the day’s route, he noticed the new stewardess was missing. He knew which room she was in at the hotel and called her up wondering what happened. She answered the phone, crying, and said she couldn’t get out of her room. Read more about JOKES
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 10:08
NEW LONDON, Conn. — An accused would-be restaurant robber had a change of heart Wednesday, after cooks at the establishment grabbed knives to defend themselves.
Police said Jerome Taylor, 20, wore a mask as he entered the Northern Indian restaurant on State Street Wednesday afternoon. He pulled what the cooks thought was a gun and demanded money, according to police. But the cooks grabbed knives and said they weren’t handing anything over. Read more about Crazy stories
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2010-12-30 09:54
Los Angeles (dpa) - The highly-anticipated match-up between the two-time defending NBA Champion LA Lakers and the league-best San Antonio Spurs turned out to be a mismatch. Frenchman Tony Parker scored 23 points, DeJuan Blair had season- highs of 17 and 15 rebounds as the surging Spurs spanked the struggling Lakers, 97-82 on Tuesday night for their 12th win in the last 13 games. Read more about Surging Spurs spank struggling Lakers