WOW! The U.S. job market is broken, and some government employees think it is a joke. How can we lift the spirits of the unemployed? According to Gary J. Earl, give them a super hero capes. Via the Associated Press, Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero… Read more »
The major rail links between Hannover and Berlin and Nuremberg and Bamberg were closed down on Thursday, delaying thousands of travellers across the country amid fears the problems could affect Easter traffic.
Six Children Killed by Runaway Moble Crane in Tokyo Six children have been killed near Tokyo after they were hit by a mobile crane while walking to school. The tragic accident occurred this morning in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, the children – five boys and a girl – included three nine year olds,… Read more »
No sign of report on runaway crane | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au.
In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled the First Amendment protects the rights of a fundamentalist Christian church to use anti-military slurs near fallen troops’ funerals. The court’s vote for Westboro Baptist Church lets stand a lower court decision that tossed out a judgment against the church for picketing the service of a Maryland… Read more »
President Obama’s proposed fiscal 2012 budget is potentially a massive job-creation engine, with plans to generate millions of them by repairing and expanding highways, bridges and railways.
An electric lifting gondola used on the exterior of a high-rise construction in the Makati business district of the capital Manila collapsed on January 27. It fell 21 stories and landed on protruding metal rods. Ten construction workers died; one survived but is now in the hospital with numerous fractures and injuries. The tragic death… Read more »
Creative thinking and teamwork earned middle and high school students from across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas to compete in the national finals of the AEM Construction Challenge presented by Volvo Construction Equipment. At the event taking place March 21 through 25 at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show, 24 teams… Read more »
January 6, 2010 According to KPMG’s annual "Global Construction Survey," the global engineering and construction industry is broadly upbeat on next year’s prospects. "The bottom line is the nonresidential construction recession is largely over, but 2011 will be associated with grudgingly slow progress,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. In terms of segments poised to… Read more »
A crane collapse at Port Arthur refinery on Tuesday knocked out power to one of the plant’s vacuum distillation units. Nobody injured in Tuesday’s crane accident, which is the 2nd at the project trying to make the Motiva refinery the largest in the United States by early 2012. The unit was shut as workers were… Read more »