Archive for April 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.
The College Board, made up of 5,000 schools and best known for its SAT college admission tests, released a report Tuesday that cites a need for federal legislation that would open up in-state college tuition, financial aid and legal status to many illegal immigrants in the U.S.
OTTAWA — Trade Minister Stockwell Day vows a “vigorous defence” of Quebec’s ban on lawn pesticides containing 2,4-D from a challenge by a U.S. chemical company through the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Dow AgroSciences is to decide within a few weeks whether to go ahead with a threatened claim through NAFTA for $2 million, just as Ontario is introducing similar pesticide controls that put 2,4-D on a ban list.
Market researchers seem to have decided that promoting the “green” attributes of your company or products will resonate with consumers.
There was certainly an overabundance of promotions in the lead-up to Earth Day this year. And, in terms of marketing, Earth Day alone is not enough. We now celebrate “Earth Week!”
You might think that a big-box retailer, calling itself “sustainable,” or “green,” hawking consumer goods that are mostly imported from distant third world nations, would be an oxymoron. But the folks at the Target Corporation, and other sophisticated merchants, apparently don’t think so.
New significant artefacts dating to the fourth century BC were found by archaeologists at the Tsarevi Kuli site near the town of Strumica in eastern Macedonia.
They’re a firm part of our language and even speak to us of our national culture — but some words aren’t quite as English as we think.