Good, Bad, and Ugly

Hippo-crites?

April 8, 2009

On April 7th, 2009, a video on the Lifestyle page of Reuters.com was titled “Zoo Welcomes Baby Hippo”. But the video clearly showed a Rhinoceros. How can anyone mistake a Rhino for a Hippo? Please make the necessary corrections.

The Gulf, again…

April 6, 2009

Lamprell’s profit rises but dividend slashedLONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Lamprell, an oil and gas services company in the Arabian Gulf, posted higher full-year profit, but slashed its final dividend by 74 percent citing difficult market conditions.I was reading a news article on your site and I came across the word “Arabian Gulf.” For thousands of years the body of water between Iran and the Arabian peninsula has been called the Persian Gulf. It’s an absolute disgrace to see politics used in such a fashion. Purposefully changing the name of the Persian Gulf is absolutely unbelivable. Journalists aren’t supposed to be politicians. N.R.That was an error. Our style on that body of water is simply The Gulf, with neither Persian nor Arabian attached: GBU Editor

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford is underway in the Gulf, March 20, 2009. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo/Handout

Warrantee or warranty?

April 1, 2009

TEXT-President Obama’s remarks on U.S. auto industryI

But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee will be safe.

Please get real…

March 26, 2009

Brazil stocks rise; real flat on housing plan, US

SAO PAULO, March 25 (Reuters) – Brazil’s stocks gained on Wednesday following the government’s announcement of a massive low-income housing plan and stronger than expected U.S. durable goods sales in February, while the currency traded sideways.

Netanyahu Factbox

March 24, 2009

FACTBOX-Five facts about Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu won a two-week extension on Friday two form the next Israeli coalition government.

Not the largest state…

March 23, 2009

US leaders say more infrastructure spending needed

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The governor of America’s largest state and the mayor of its largest city called on the federal government on Sunday to dramatically boost its spending on bridges, sewers, high-speed rail and other infrastructure.

Not what we meant…

March 23, 2009

Montana plane crash kills 17, including children

The plane crashed about 500 feet from the airport while attempting to land and burst into flames.

A slight error?

March 20, 2009

U.S. killer left behind grudge list, letter: police

Authorities trying to piece together why the 28-year-old committed the worst mass shooting in Alabama history found a list of people he bore grudges against and discovered additional evidence on Thursday that he was motivated at least in part by revenge against perceived slights and injustices.

Lancaster Park

March 13, 2009

Cricket-New Zealand v India third one day match – scoreboard


March 8 (Reuters) – Scoreboard at the end of the third one
day international between India and New Zealand at Lancaster
Park, Christchurch on Sunday.

Strange job title?

March 11, 2009

White House names Treasury nominees, needs more

The nominees announced on Sunday were:

– Lawyer David S. Cohen, for the position of assistant Treasury secretary, terrorist financing.