News Briefs Issue 10

By MaryKate McCann
November 9, 2011

Regulators investigating MF Global for missing funds

Federal regulators have discovered that $950 million in customer money has gone missing from MF Global, which is run by former NJ governor Jon S. Corzine. The recognition that money was missing scuttled at the 11th hour an agreement to sell a major part of MF Global to a rival brokerage firm.

Read the original story on | Oct. 31, 2011


7 Billion people now share the world

According to United Nations demographers, the world’s population topped seven billion people. As for the United States Census Bureau’s projections, they estimate that even with the world’s population increasing by 215,120 a day, it won’t reach seven billion for about four months. Their population clock projects that about 255 people are born every minute while about 106 die.

Read the original story on | Nov. 1, 2011

A view of New York, New York, on Nov. 5, 2011. The United Nations estimates that the world population reached 7 billion in November


U.S. report accuses China and Russia of internet spying

American intelligence agencies reported to Congress that China and Russia’s foreign governments steal valuable American technology over the internet as a matter of national policy. American officials have for years hinted that China and Russia were leading suspects in the internet theft to steal proprietary corporate information to accelerate their own economic development.

Read the original story on | Nov. 3, 2011


Purified air becomes privilege for China’s elite

Officials have been slow to address air pollution in Beijing, where a heavy fog hung over Tiananmen Square for the last few days in October. A spokesman for the city’s environmental protection bureau, Du Shaozhong, assured the public that they should feel secure in the government’s own readings, which termed the city’s air “slightly polluted” even as the embassy monitor found it so hazardous that it exceeded measurable levels.

Read the original story on | Nov. 5, 2011


Pakistan indicts 7 in Bhutto Assassination

A Pakistani antiterrorism court indicted five militants and two police officers in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Seven people, including the former police chief of Rawalpindi, were charged with being part of a conspiracy. The government had blamed Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, for masterminding the attack before he who was killed by C.I.A drone strike in 2009.

Read the original story on | Nov. 5, 2011


Penn State officials charged in sex-abuse investigation

Pennsylvania State University athletic director Tim Curley and another university official were charged Saturday with perjury related to a child sexual abuse investigation of longtime Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Curley, a 1976 Penn State graduate, has been athletic director since December 1993 and worked for Paterno as a graduate assistant and recuriting coordinator before he was named assistant to the athletic director in 1981.

Read the original story on | Nov. 6, 2011


Marvine Street takes beautification prize

Citizens were ready to sweep, paint, decorate, plant, repair, and redo the neat two-story row houses with the bowed fronts and porches that dominate the block.

Read the original story on | Nov. 7, 2011


Cabrini Theatre presents “And Then They Came For Me”

Cabrini students involved in theatre, drama and comedy throughout the year, work on-stage and behind the scenes to produce entertainment while learning about the arts. “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” will take place in the Grace Hall theatre  select weekends in November.

Read the original story on | Nov. 8, 2011

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