American consumers spent less money on Christmas trees in 2008 than they did the previous year, according to a recent consumer tracking poll released by the National Christmas Tree Association.
Consumers here purchased 28.2 million farm-grown Christmas trees and 11.7 million artificial trees last year, according to the study. Both are declines from 2007, with the artificial tree category showing a decline of 35 percent, while real trees were down about 10 percent.
DEPARTMENT store group David Jones says the next six weeks of trade are critical to its annual profit performance, refusing to upgrade modest profit forecasts until shoppers have shown the colour of their money.
Speaking at the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne yesterday, chief executive Mark McInnes said a nationwide review of the company's 37 stores had convinced him the company was well-placed for holiday trade, which typically contributed about 70 per cent of first…
Look at me, take a long, hard stare.
I'm the face of HIV. I represent every woman 25-34 who has died or is dying from AIDS.
AIDS is the leading cause of death in African American women in this age group.
So, LOOK at me!
Do you think I'm ready to die? I'm not ready. I don't want to leave my children, family, and friends. LOOK at me!
Can you honestly tell me we can't change the statistics by raising awareness? Can we not see the… Continue
N’COBRA Northeast Region and historical society establishes a collaboration for racial healing
by Ari Merrretazon
If you missed the N'COBRA's November 20th REOS (Reparations Education and Organizational Spotlight) at the Cliveden Museum House in Philadelphia , believe me someone you know was there. It was a day of recognition, education, and the official signing of the memorandum of understanding between the national Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America , known… Continue
As West Papuan national flag day approaches (1st December), the Indonesian security forces are ready to clamp down on anybody who attempts to raise the Morning Star flag in West Papua.
It was reported in Tempo Interactive that the Indonesian Armed Forces would intensify patrols near the border with ...Papua New Guinea before 1st December in areas where the OPM are believed to operate.
While looking for evidence to debunk Naiwu Osahon’s assertions about the inappropriateness of metropolitan (or modern baby) religions for my race, the Guardian newspaper, Nigeria, published on Monday November 7, 2005, an Israeli archaeologist’s claim to have found the remains of an ancient church with mosaics bearing the name of Jesus Christ in ancient Greek language, along with fish… Continue
Added by Ngone Aw on November 28, 2009 at 9:04pm —
Tuesday, 1 December, marks the forty-eighth anniversary of the West Papuan Declaration of Independence from Dutch colonial rule - sometimes referred to as West Papua Independence Day - and as in previous years, the Day will be marked by solidarity events around the world.
You are invited to add your voice to those of people around the world who are calling for justice, peace and self-determination for the people of West Papua by writing a message of solidarity to go on the web page… Continue
National Elder, 91 year old Dr. Edward W. Robinson, Jr., is calling to action those individuals and organizations that are ready to step up and help him implement his solution to combat the rise in violence and other social ills that disproportionately affect the African American community ("THE PROBLEM"). For 65 years, Dr. Robinson, an author, attorney, activist, curriculum specialist, film maker, historian and past president of a Black-owned insurance company has conducted numerous… Continue
Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels
There is a rebellion against Washington brewing across the land, and that’s bad news for President Obama and the Democrats. Unemployment is 10.2% and climbing. According to a recent poll, some 30% of American families are feeling the pain of the dramatic downturn in the economy, which has produced the highest level of joblessness in decades. Never mind that the devastating economic collapse was inherited by… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on November 27, 2009 at 1:31pm —
In a classic illustration of how rumours and hearsay work, Mark Twain described in his autobiography how news that a cousin was dying quickly metamorphosed into the "scoop" that Twain himself was dead. His response became instantly famous: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." Were he alive today, Twain would probably be amused to observe how, in this Internet age, celebrities and well-known figures are confronted by "news" of their own demise on a regular basis.
Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful tours and travel destination of India. It is visited by tourists from all the nook and corner of the world to enjoy holidays in a delightful way. Globally famous for its royal charm, picturesque landscapes, rich culture and customs, fairs and festivals, etc Rajasthan beauty is unmatched to the other tourist destination of the world. Its splendor of architectural beauty is still tempts tourist to visit Rajasthan time and again from all over the… Continue
Added by rachel morgen on November 24, 2009 at 6:43am —
We know. You hate "Twilight." You don't want to hear anything more about "Twilight." That's why this is not another story about the "Twilight" or "New Moon" mania, nor will it rhapsodize on the vampire craze, nor does it contain an interview with Robert Pattinson.
This is a story about shame.
All across the country, there were women who managed to avoid Stephenie Meyer's series about a star-crossed human/vampire teen couple. (Vampire Edward lusts for mortal Bella, but also… Continue
Added by bloglist on November 22, 2009 at 6:24am —
Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.
The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual… Continue
Added by bloglist on November 20, 2009 at 6:14pm —
Paper delivered at the international colloquium ‘Teaching African history
and culture to the Diaspora and teaching Diaspora history and culture to
Africa’, held in Brasilia, Brazil, 9-13th November 2009, convened by CBAAC,
PANAFSTRAG, Nigeria and The Special Secretariat for the… Continue
Honeymoon Vacation.Wooh! The word itself is so romantic that everyone waits for that moment to come in their lifetime. It has a great respect in the life of the married and newly wedded couples. After the wedding ceremony is over couples choose romantic destination to escape for honeymoon vacation to spend some memorable time in solitude together. Well if you are looking for such destination Kerala the evergreen paradise on Earth would be the right place for you. This beautiful state of India… Continue
Added by rachel morgen on November 19, 2009 at 6:03am —