Saturday, September 17, 2011


Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week....

*In his weekly radio/Internet address to the nation, United States President Barack Obama urged citizens to pressure their Congressional representatives to pass his proposed jobs program "without division or delay". Being the opposing party to a Democratic President, the Republican members of that august body have been at odds with the White House since Obama was sworn into office in 2009.
*Category 1 Hurricane Maria made final landfall in Newfoundland, Canada.
*Bushehr, the first civilian nuclear power plant in the Middle East, is scheduled to open this weekend.
*NASA's new Space Launch System, the replacement for the shuttle program, will hopefully be operational by 2017.
*While seeking out new life in the Milky Way, the Kepler Space Probe has discovered evidence of a planet orbiting two stars. "Kepler 16-b", for want of a better name, is 200 light years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. Some science-fiction fans have already suggested naming the world Tatooine, after Luke Skywalker's similar home in the Star Wars saga, although other fans are quick to point out that both Gallifrey in Doctor Who and the solar system where most of the action in the Star Fox video games take place have the same scenario.

*The 2011 Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday night, September 18, before the fall television season officially starts the next day.
*The European Union has extended copyright privileges on music by two decades in that region of the world.

*In the 2011 US Tennis Open: Samantha Stosur won the Women's single title, Novak Djokovic won the Men's single title. The Doubles Tournaments have yet to be played.
*While Professional Football has resumed in the United States, there is no projection on when or if the Professional Basketball strike will end, causing fear amongst fans that the 2011-2012 will at least be shortened, if played at all.

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