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Fishbowl America Round-Up for July 7th:

Ted Koppel interviews villagers in Qiejiajie, in the Chongqing province, with his interpreter, Mao Sai Feng.

  • Changes In China: Koppel Investigates – The image of Ted Koppel interviewing world leaders is so ingrained that it feels odd to see him wearing a hardhat for a nervous trip into a Chinese coal mine, or sitting in a Chongqing karaoke bar where teenage girls are hired to “entertain” male customer
  • Bush To Meet Russia’s Medvedev – US President George W. Bush on Monday holds his first face-to-face talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, a chance to weigh up Vladimir Putin’s heir and tackle outstanding disputes.
  • McCain Promises To Balance Budget – Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to promise on Monday that he will balance the federal budget by the end of his first term by curbing wasteful spending and overhauling entitlement programs, including Social Security, his advisers told Politico.
  • McCain Struggles to Regain Footing – John McCain calls himself an underdog. That may be an understatement. The GOP presidential candidate trails Democrat Barack Obama in polls, organization and money while trying to succeed a deeply unpopular fellow Republican in a year that favors Democrats
  • FDA Reports More Cases Of Salmonella Illnesses – The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.
  • UAE To Cancel Iraq’s $7 billion Debt – Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Sunday.

Gawker: Weezer’s new music video features web stars like Chris Crocker, “Evolution of Dance” guy, Gary Brolsma from “Numa Numa,” and Afroninja (who it turns out is a very good stuntman except for that ). And they actually do stuff! In most meme-collecting videos, everyone just shows up; in Weezer’s each web meme character is redeemed. The Diet Coke and Mentos guys get to rock out. Afroninja shows that despite that one famous screw-up, he really can kick ass. Chris Crocker is comforted. The narrative and the sheer number of web fads make this the best of its genre.

NewScientistSpace: New spots on Jupiter’s surface suggest its going through a bit of its own climate change.

People: Robert “Mutt” Lange left Shania Twain for THIS?

AP: With a strong finishing kick from American Idol, Fox captured the distinction of America’s most popular television network for the first time since it began operation in 1987.

Mad Architect: Burj Dubai is now the world’s tallest tower.

Sweet Home Potomac: First Lady Laura Bush will give the commencement address at the graduation ceremony Thursday at Enterprise High School, in Enterprise, Alabama, the White House announced this afternoon.

Eight students were killed in a March 2007 tornado that destroyed the school.