While it’s official that Hillary Clinton is nominated as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton is off working on his own lifetime project; the Clinton Global Intiative.
So, in the next two days we are going to get an immediate test of how well this articulation of POTUS Obama, SOS Clinton and EXPOTUS will work.
Pakistani PM to attend CGI Asia meeting in Hong Kong
2008-11-29 09:55:20 GMT2008-11-29 17:55:20 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
ISLAMABAD, Nov. 29 (Xinhua)
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will leave for Hong Kong on Sunday on a five-day official visit to attend the Asia meeting of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
The CGI meeting, which will be held on Dec. 2-3, will provide an opportunity to the Asia’s influential leaders to join hands in solving the region’s most pressing issues, according to official Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
As an autonomous country, Iceland turns 90 this year. They are in the midst of the worst economic pressure they have ever seen. When people are under pressure, that pressure can go down the food chain. So you have to wonder if what’s happening to them has got something to do with this:
Japan imports whale meat from Iceland
Web posted at: 11/30/2008 9:16:19
Source ::: _REUTERS
[TOKYO: Japan has recently purchased whale meat from Iceland, marking the first such imports in 17 years, Kyodo News reported, a move that will likely irk environmental groups and anti-whaling countries such as Australia. The Japanese government approved the purchases in September and some of the meat has been put on the market since clearing customs, Kyodo said, citing the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). …]
If you were worried what the failure of Agriprocessors would do to the price of your kosher chicken, it looks like Empire Kosher Poultry is stepping up production.
Bankruptcy trustee hopes reopening plant next week will attract new owners
By LYNDA WADDINGTON 11/29/08 3:37 PM
Agriprocessors, the failing giant of the kosher food industry, is beginning to disintegrate.
[Joseph Sarachek, a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee currently in charge of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, is seeking to make the company more attractive to potential buyers. Sarachek told residents there that he plans to reopen the facility’s poultry production lines as early as next week. Other kosher food producers are strategically positioning themselves to buy the company’s operations.
The Postville plant, which has not been at full operation since a May 12 immigration raid, was once the nation’s largest supplier of kosher meat products. Placing the plant back in production is important to those who have an interest in selling the operation. Obviously, a plant that is up and running with a trained and loyal work force is more appealing than one that is defunct….]
Everyone knows the distinctive Sydney Opera House. It’s architect has gone on to better things.
Opera house designer dies
Web posted at: 11/30/2008 8:59:18
Source ::: AGENCIES
LONDON: Danish architect Joern Utzon who designed the Sydney Opera House has reportedly died.
[Utzon’s son Kim says his father died in his sleep early yesterday, Associated Press has reported. He was 90….]
Hmm, I don’t like the sound of this:
Japan wants peace monitors to stay put
Web posted at: 11/30/2008 9:6:52
Source ::: Philippine Star
Manila: Japan called for an extended stay for the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao, even as Malaysia decided to pull out its ceasefire monitors because of the lack of progress in the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
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