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Nov092014

Unesco Rejects Australia?s Bid To Shrink Tasmanian World Heritage Site | Science/aaas | News











If this committee cares for conservation we cannot accept this requested delisting. Australias Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, said he was disappointed by the decision. Australias environment minister, Greg Hunt, said: Australia accepts and will consider the decision of the World Heritage Committee. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area was expanded in check it out 2013 under Australias previous Labor government. The Abbott government, however, asked to delist part of the site as part of a minor boundary modification, arguing that the area was degraded, logged, or part of a plantation. As a result, these areas detract from the Outstanding Universal Value of the Max Workouts property and its overall integrity, the governments request argued. The claims were widely condemned by the environmental community, as well as by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. So the critics were pleased by the UNESCO committees verdict. ''Absolutely more? info? thrilled," said Senator Christine Milne, leader of Australias Greens party, in an interview with Fairfax Media. But the Tasmanian forest isnt, well, out the woods yet, cautions forest scientist David Bowman of the University of Tasmania, Hobart. Thorny problems lie ahead, he says, including securing sufficient funding for management of the site and figuring out how to prepare for climate change impacts, such as fire, pests, and disease. World Heritage protection does not guarantee the forests are locked up from all forms of development, noted University of Melbourne researchers Tom Fairman and Rod Keenan in an article written for The Conversation, a news website .
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Nov082014

Germany: No Iraq Combat Troops Or Weapons To Pkk - Abc News











Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic militants in northern Iraq. It's still determining what to send them. Sunday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported some German government lawmakers hyperlink also are considering arming the PKK, which the EU classifies a terrorist organization. Merkel, however, said the group "does not come into question as a recipient" of German arms. Merkel said in an interview with to learn more ARD television Sunday that Berlin "will not under any circumstances send combat troops to Iraq" and has no "concrete plans" to send troops in any other function, such as training. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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Nov082014

Germany: No Iraq Combat Troops Or Weapons To Pkk - Abc News











Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic militants in northern Iraq. It's still determining what to send them. Sunday's Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported some German government lawmakers hyperlink also are considering arming the PKK, which the EU classifies a terrorist organization. Merkel, however, said the group "does not come into question as a recipient" of German arms. Merkel said in an interview with to learn more ARD television Sunday that Berlin "will not under any circumstances send combat troops to Iraq" and has no "concrete plans" to send troops in any other function, such as training. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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Nov082014

Hannaford Sales Up $100m During Basket Walkout | Boston Herald











The boost from the temporary competitive dynamics at Hannaford helped Delhaize America, which also includes the Food Lion chain, to same-store sales growth of 5.3 percent for the third quarter. Total U.S. revenue grew 5.9 percent to $4.66 billion. We estimate that such market disruption http://mertieroop.soup.io has increased Delhaize Americas comparable store sales by around 210 basis points for the quarter, Delhaize Group CFO Pierre Bouchut said. But, he qualified, the additional revenue didnt translate into a significant gain as Hannaford incurred extra cost, mainly for labor, to serve our clients as web directories best as possible during these exceptional circumstances. We saw a substantial increase in transaction count during that time, said Kevin Holt, CEO of Delhaize America. At the same time, we also worked very hard on trying to improve our store operation and present ourselves better, as well as making some strategic price investments.
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Nov082014

Siemens Sees Consolidation, Not Growth, In 2015 - Yahoo News









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Kaeser has already http://www.kiwibox.com/joesphwjfz/blog/entry/118875005/onmilwaukee-com-kids-family-hollywood-meets-science-in-mp/?pPage=0 sold a hospital IT unit and Siemens' stake in home appliances joint venture SBH, and bought oilfield equipment company Dresser-Rand to help its ailing energy unit catch up on exploiting the U.S. shale boom. He said he was now determined to get on top of operational problems that keep cropping up in Siemens' businesses, most recently in wind turbines where problems with blades and bearings caused a 223 million-euro ($279 million) charge in the fourth quarter. "2015 will be the year of operational consolidation. We still have a few challenges to overcome and to make better on the way we execute our orders into revenues. We've had a few setbacks," Kaeser told Reuters Television.
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