Israeli PM Ariel Sharon to undergo more surgery

January 19, 2023 0 Comments

Sunday, January 15, 2006 Ariel Sharon, 77, is scheduled to undergo a tracheotomy today, which is expected to help wean him off a respirator, which is helping him to breathe, a hospital statement said. A tracheotomy is a procedure where an incision in the windpipe is made to create a temporary or permanent opening. It …

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

January 18, 2023 0 Comments

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not …

Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

January 16, 2023 0 Comments

Monday, June 21, 2010 Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral. Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which …

UAE launches national authority for scientific research

January 15, 2023 0 Comments

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its first national authority for scientific research (NASR) to coordinate and fund scientific research in the country. The national authority for scientific research was announced on March 7 by Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE minister for higher education and scientific research. NASR …

New Zealand meteorologist Auer dies

January 15, 2023 0 Comments

Monday, June 11, 2007 New Zealand Meteorologist Augie Auer has died, suffering a heart attack while dining with family members in Melbourne. He was on holiday celebrating his 67th birthday and 35th wedding anniversary with wife Susan and family. Auer was chief meteorologist at the MetService from 1990 until 1998, when Professor Auer became TV3’s …

Prince Harry of Wales to be awarded for humanitarian work

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

Monday, April 23, 2012 The UK’s Prince Harry of Wales is to be presented with a humanitarian award for Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership by the Atlantic Council, according to an announcement made by St James’s Palace today. The recognition is for serving war veterans and the armed forces. He is to receive the award in Washington, …

Czech PM calls Obama’s rescue plan a ‘road to hell’

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Mirek Topolanek, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and the head of the European Union, called United States President Barack Obama’s plan to spend almost US$2 trillion to revive the country’s faltering economy a “road to hell”. “The US treasury secretary talks about permanent action and we at our [EU …

U.S. heiress, designer, and author Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

Thursday, June 20, 2019 U.S. heiress Gloria Vanderbilt died on Monday at the age of 95, her son Anderson Cooper announced. She had advanced stomach cancer. Scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family and the subject of a heavily publicized custody battle early in life, she later also became a performer, artist, and designer of porcelain, …

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

January 9, 2023 0 Comments

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. …

RuPaul speaks about society and the state of drag as performance art

January 9, 2023 0 Comments

Saturday, October 6, 2007 Few artists ever penetrate the subconscious level of American culture the way RuPaul Andre Charles did with the 1993 album Supermodel of the World. It was groundbreaking not only because in the midst of the Grunge phenomenon did Charles have a dance hit on MTV, but because he did it as …