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Ten Thompson & Knight Attorneys Selected for Lawdragon’s Leading Lawyers in Amer …

Thompson & Knight congratulates its ten attorneys who were named by the legal services information company Lawdragon to its list of “Leading Lawyers in America.” The Lawdragon 3000 represents less than one percent of the legal profession, and from the list of 3000, the company selects 500 attorneys to whom are bestowed their highest ranking. The company describes its list as the most elite group of legal professionals

Imperato Speaks on Clinton and Bin Monica

Los Angeles – September 28, 2006 – In light of the recent controversy surrounding former President Bill Clinton’s comments to Chris Wallace on Fox News, 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato spoke about the facts surrounding the Clinton administration’s history on terror. “I stand up to the people of the United States and the rest of the world to address what I believe was one of the worst downfalls

On the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on microfinancing

Draft of the Law was adopted by Legislative Chamber o­n June 21, 2006 and sent to the Senate o­n June 30, 2006. The Law was approved by the Senate o­n August 25, 2006 and signed by President o­n September 15, 2006. The Law consists of 25 articles. Main goal of the Law is to regulate the relations in the sphere of development of the market of microfinance services, satisfy the needs

Vatican News: Papal Knight Speaks on Pope Benedict XVI and Religious Freedom

Los Angeles – September 24, 2006 - Today Papal Knight and 2008 US Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato spoke out regarding the recent statements of Pope Benedict XVI and religious freedom. “I call on the world today, particularly the Christians and the Muslims, to realize that our Pope Benedict XVI has made a mistake in addressing the issue of Prophet Muhammad during his trip to his hometown Regensburg, Germany.

71 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America

TEXAS (September 20, 2006) – Thompson & Knight is pleased to congratulate its 71 attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in 2007 Chambers Global Directory

Thompson & Knight congratulates Alexandre R. Chequer and Hassan Yassine who are included in the 2007 Chambers Global “Leaders in their Field” legal directory. Chambers Global features attorneys who are strongly recommended through in-depth interviews with peers and clients. For the current Global directory, over 6,500 of these interviews were conducted in 170 countries worldwide by a team of 30 full-time researchers over a period of 12 months.

Leading Independent Presidential Candidate Imperato Speaks Out at UN General Ass …

West Palm Beach, FL – September 20, 2006 – From the halls of the United Nations General Assembly, 2008 Independent President Candidate Daniel Imperato responded to the inflammatory remarks made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during today\'s UN session. \"I stand up today from the United Nations General Assembly in New York and call out today to the people of the USA., Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the

Immigration Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Café Express, Wendy's

DALLAS - A class action immigration lawsuit has been filed against Café Express, its parent company Wendy’s International, Inc and its former law firm on behalf of nearly 100 undocumented employees who were fired last week. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant defendants and the Houston-based law firm missed a 2001 deadline to file paperwork that could have allowed the employees to become permanent U.S. residents. The employees then were fired

Australia's Working Holiday Scheme Draws In Immigrants

15 September 2006, Victoria, Australia--- Incidental Employment. Does that sound nifty or what? As if, finally, fate and chance have favored you to find that elusive job. But with Australia's working holidaymaker scheme, that's exactly what you are entitled to. If your visa qualifies for Australia and you're all set to go, then that's good. But wouldn't it be great too if you could earn

Eva Herman schreibt, was Frauen denken

Die ehemalige Sprecherin der Tagesschau sorgt mit ihrem neuen Buch „Das Eva-Prinzip“ für Aufregung bei den deutschen Karriere-Frauen. Bisher war Eva Herman mit ihrer erfolgreichen Karriere ein willkommenes Vorzeigebeispiel der Frauenbewegung. Diese trifft es nun hart, dass Eva Herman zugibt, die Karriere sei für das Scheitern ihrer Beziehungen verantwortlich, und bei der Selbstverwirklichung habe sie ihr nicht geholfen. Die Grundfesten der Frauenbewegung geraten ins Wanken, denn die Karriere wurde bisher

Sayles Recognized Among Top 500 Lawyers in America

(Dallas) Richard A. Sayles of the Dallas-based law firm of Sayles Werbner has been recognized as one of the top 500 attorneys in America by Lawdragon, a national magazine and online rating service for the legal community. The Lawdragon methodology combines verified online balloting and independent research involving interviews with thousands of lawyers nationwide. \"Regardless of their area of specialty, I believe the vast majority of attorneys appreciate

Citizen Group Adds to Eminent Domain Debate in Texas Governor Race with Online V …

Austin, Texas -- The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) project championed by Gov. Rick Perry will bring about mass evictions of Texans from their homes, farms, and ranches, according to an online video released by a citizen group. An official web site promoting the TTC project confirms plans for use of eminent domain to evict families from their homes in record numbers. \"This is the largest land-grab in Texas history. Perry plans to force

Afghanistan’s Opium Harvest at Record Levels, Imperato Proves Right Again

West Palm Beach, FL – September 12, 2006 – According to a September 3, 2006 New York Times article, Afghanistan’s opium harvest has reached record levels. In January 2006, Independent Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato predicted this growing crisis. In Imperato’s January release, he pointed to Bin Laden for the reemergence of poppy and commented, “Once again that the greatest threat is for al-Qaeda to regain

Weitz & Luxenberg Airs Ads on Mesothelioma featuring Daniel J. Travanti

September 11, 2006, New York, NY — To highlight its effectiveness in fighting for those harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, nationally-recognized mass torts and personal injury law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. is now airing two :30 commercials on the asbestos-related cancer featuring acclaimed actor Daniel J. Travanti of “Hill Street Blues” television fame. The firm is known for spearheading asbestos cases, among others, winning a historic consolidated

Imperato Leading Independent Presidential Candidate Speaks out on the Footsteps …

West Palm Beach, FL – September 11, 2006 – Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato took time to reflect upon terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, his importance today, and the CNN special “In the Footsteps of Bin Laden”. First Imperato pointed towards the source of strength for Osama Bin Laden, the poppy. “The United States of America and its administration must immediately take action in order

Manches series of autumn business seminars in partnership with Davis Langdon ann …

Manches series of Autumn Seminars continues with Delivering Projects - Delivery mechanisms and procurement routes for public-private partnerships from local partnering arrangements to full scale PFI Oxford, UK – Manches LLP – a leading law firm in London and the Thames Valley announces an upcoming seminar based on Delivering Projects - Delivery mechanisms and procurement routes for public-private partnerships. The second in a series of three autumn events, the seminar on

Manches announces free seminar in Oxford on November 2006 on Delivering Projects …

Manches series of autumn business seminars closes with Delivering Projects - Waste, the Environment and Sustainability Issues with speakers from Davis Langdon and Oxford City Council Oxford, UK – Manches LLP – a leading law firm in London and the Thames Valley announces an upcoming seminar based on Delivering Projects - Waste, the Environment and Sustainability Issues. The third and last in a series of three autumn events, the seminar on

Uzbek Cabinet Discusses New Tax Policy Concept For 2007

As has been reported, o­n August 11, 2006, the session of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. Session addressed the main approaches and directions of further improving the tax policy for the year 2007. Strategic priorities defined by President Islam Karimov and directed at ensuring sustainable economic growth, macroeconomic and fiscal balancing of economy and its certain spheres, as well as increasing the life standards

UNESCO head receives Uzbek university’s honorary doctor title

Director General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura visited the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent on Friday, where he met the professors and students of the university. UWED rector Hamidulla Karomatov awarded UNESCO head with the title of the honorary doctor of the university. This title has been awarded to a number of noted politicians and statesmen, as well as leading scientists. While in the Uzbek capital, Koïchiro Matsuura visited the

UNESCO's Borobudur Gold Medal awarded to President Islam Karimov

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura in Tashkent on Friday. During the negotiations, the sides discussed perspectives of cooperation between Uzbekistan and UNESCO. ”We highly value the developing cooperation with UNESCO and your support of the initiatives of Uzbekistan,” Islam Karimov said at the meeting. Koïchiro Matsuura awarded Islam Karimov with UNESCO’s Borobudur Gold Medal. The medal was introduced by UNESCO in 1983 and is called so in the

dropping knowledge announces collaboration with creative commons

BERLIN, September 7 – dropping knowledge announced today a collaboration with Creative Commons in the area of copyleft licensing. Creative Commons will be providing two international licenses covering the over 600 hours of audio-visual material from the upcoming Table of Free Voices. Later dropping knowledge will consult Creative Commons for providing copyleft licensing advice to content contributors in its user community. When dropping knowledge hosts the Table of Free Voices on

More than 112 Voices: Be a Part of the Table of Free Voices

BERLIN, September 6 – Be there on Saturday, September 9, 2006 as 112 internationally renowned thinkers and activists take their place around the biggest table ever constructed and answer 100 of the most pressing questions facing humanity. Bebelplatz square – located along Berlin’s central avenue, Unter den Linden – is an open venue, ideal for public viewing of this historic event. Due to the large international interest in the Table of

Fundamental Changes to the U.S. Patent System

On 6th of December 2006 FORUM will hold a conference in Munich on recent developments in the U.S. Patent Legislation. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed new rules that will fundamentally alter U.S. patent prosecution strategy. The new rules, currently slated to go into full effect as soon as October 1, 2006, are intended to help the USPTO to issue higher quality patents faster. One effect is,

New eBook Proves America to be the Babylon of Bible Prophecy

The Soon Coming Judgment of God Upon America And How To Escape It is based on Bible prophecy and historical facts about America. Much of these historical facts are little known. These historical facts come from hundreds of books and articles detailing America\'s little known history. The researchers of these works spent literally hundreds of thousands of hours of intense research and writing. Among the sources relied upon by these researchers

Popping the Questions: dropping knowledge is releasing exclusive film of the wed …

dropping knowledge was the only camera team allowed at the wedding of Esther Müller and Smudo, aka Michael B. Schmidt. BERLIN (Wednesday, August 29): German hip hop pioneers, Die Fantastischen Vier, donate their questions to dropping knowledge ( As the only camera team present, dropping knowledge was allowed to shoot the private wedding of singer Smudo and his bride Esther Müller. All kinds of people from around the world, famous or

Come test out the biggest table in the world

dropping knowledge is looking for 100 volunteers to help test The Table of Free Voices in Berlin. Come be a part of this historic project and be the first to see and sit at the biggest table ever built. BERLIN, August 28. The non-profit initiative dropping knowledge is looking for 100 volunteers to help test-run the Table of Free Voices this Saturday, September 2. At 38 meters in diameter,


Boston, MA (August 28, 2006) – Opera singer and entrepreneur, Ja-Naé Duane is hosting a 72-hour online networking event to build a lifetime of endless referrals starting on September 26, 2006 at 3:00 PM EST. The event, called the Connector 100 Networking Extravaganza, allows participants to be the only person in their career field or voice type while networking with 99 other non-competitive business people and performers interested in

Look Into The Rays Of The New Solar Sun Rising

Markus Winter Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition and collaborative work of three American artists: Robert Davis and Michael Langlois with Rashid Johnson. The Chicago collaborative duo, Davis/Langlois, have invited Rashid Johnson of New York to participate in their most recent work, Look Into The Rays Of The New Solar Sun Rising. The exhibition is an overwhelming sensory interplay between sculpture, painting and installation. Through references as disparate as

VernissageTV covers the exhibitions The Guggenheim Collection in Bonn and The Ex …

VernissageTV News, August 21, 2006 - The most recent episodes on VernissageTV (VTV) video podcast cover: >> The Guggenheim Collection at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn/Germany. The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany presents one of its biggest and most ambitious exhibitions to date with a selection of nearly 200 of modern and contemporary masterpieces from the holdings of

EurAsEC and CSTO leaders meet in Sochi

Heads of member states of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Collective Security Treaty Organization held an informal meeting in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov and Prime Minister of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich (as an observer) participated in

Imperato Embarks on Landmark Global Tour for Imperiali Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL - August 11, 2006 – In what will go down as one of the landmark events of the global economy, Daniel Imperato, Chairman of the Board of Imperiali Inc., will embark on a four continent, 40 country tour, that will open up what the world will come to know as The Fastest Gateway to The Globe. Imperiali Inc., which has been building its internal resources and

The Only Serious Independent Candidate Daniel Imperato Proves Leadership Again o …

August 9, 2006 – West Palm Beach, FL – Today Daniel Imperato, Independent 2008 presidential candidate commended U.S. actions to impose sanctions against seven firms from Russia, India, North Korea and India, for selling restricted items and weapons to Iran. Imperato stated that, "In January, I called on our administration to deploy a system that would analyze armaments transfers and their origin. I also called on the U.S. to more

Indian Artist Vies for Prize at Outdoor Art show in Schenectady, NY

Albany, NY – Indian artist, Bhavna Muthyala, will be showcasing her artwork at the Stockade Villager’s Outdoor Art Show in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, September 9, at 11:00 AM. Muthyala and other local artists will vie for over $1200 in prizes. The public will have the opportunity of purchasing their artwork. The artist will be showcasing several abstract works on canvas along with hand-made greeting cards.

Flowery Branch Coffeeshop Welcomes Student Artists

Flowery Branch, GA - August 7, 2006 - Little Artist Studio, located in southern Hall county, allows artist/designer Cathy Little to share techniques with adults and children eager to learn more about acrylic painting, watercolor, pottery, drawing and folk art projects. Some of her current students will be showcasing their work at Inman Perk Coffee, located at 5866 Spout Springs Rd. in the Villages of Flowery Branch, through the month of

New edition of Uzbek Law "On copyright and related rights" complies with interna …

The new edition of the Law of Uzbekistan "On copyright and related rights" entered into force as of 21 July. The law is intended to reinforce substantially the measures against violation of copyright and related rights. Uzbek Republican Copyright Agency, one of the main participants in the development of the new edition of the law, is planning that within the next half-year the violations in this field will be brought

Next Prez: Independent Imperato Blasts Cease Fire/Cease Fire/Americans Dead in I …

August 4, 2006 – Standing up for a third time this week, global expert and Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato sent a message to the US leadership and the world regarding dealing with and handling foreign relations and diplomatic applications with our global partners. “I, Daniel Imperato, called for a cease fire in Iraq back in December 2005 and our leadership ignored my request. Our leadership allowed Americans to be put

Independent Presidential Frontrunner Daniel Imperato on Cuba, Castro, as the Wor …

West Palm Beach, FL – August 4, 2006 – As the world waits to see what is the future of long-time American foe Cuba, 2008 Independent Presidential Frontrunner Daniel Imperato issued his second statement of the week after a prolonged period of silence. “I bring to the attention of the American people to say that back in December 20, 2005, I spoke out to the American people, specifically to the

Leading Independent Presidential Candidate Imperato Speaks out about Israel Leba …

West Palm Beach, FL – August 3, 2006 - After months of silence, Daniel Imperato, the leading Independent Presidential Candidate for 2008, came out and expressed his disgust at the recent events that have occurred in Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and East Africa. Once again, Imperato’s predictions proved true as we saw Hezbollah come from outside the American strata into the homes of every American on CNN, by escalating their

Nur noch wenige Tage bis zur großen Mozartoper

Das große Highlight des Salzkammergut Mozartfestivals rückt näher. Von 14. (Premiere) bis 16. August 2006 wird der Salinenplatz in Hallstatt jeweils ab 20 Uhr drei Mal zur großen Bühne für die Aufführung von Mozarts „Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots“, das seine ganze Faszination aus dem Genie Mozarts und der Neufassung ihrer Schlussszene schöpft. Letztere ist auch der Grund dafür, warum man von einer kleinen Urauffühung sprechen kann. Denn die beiden letzten

Nobel Peace laureate Norman Borlaug’s biography wins award

Coralville Iowa August 2 2006 – Organizers of the August 1-6 International Read For Peace Week which kicked off August 1 with Dial-An-Author-Reading involving US, Canadian and UK authors have announced the book “The Man Who Fed The World” as winner of their 2006 Print of Peace Award aimed at encouraging writing, publishing and reading of books that promote peace. The 250-page biography of Iowa-born Nobel Peace laureate Norman Borlaug

Artistic Photographer Announces New Exhibit at the National Museum of Dance in S …

Saratoga Springs, NY -- "Eleanor Rigby's Resurrection," a new exhibit by artistic art photographer Mark Andrew, is scheduled to open at the National Museum of Dance on Friday, August 11. This is Andrew's second exhibition of dance photography at the museum. The first is an interactive display featuring the social dances of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, which has been a very popular attraction for museum visitors. "Mark Andrew has

The largest arms fair of the twentieth century

In Afshin Rattansi's film, "The largest arms fair of the twentieth century", the viewer is taken through a sick and twisted world of killing. He had unparalleled access to the arms fair in his capacity as the launch editor of the Dubai Business Channel and this film was recently unearthed. The award-winning journalist and author of the bestselling quartet, "The Dream of the Decade - the London novels", managed to

Fox News Interviews Award-Winning Former Al Jazeera Journalist About the Mideast …

26 July 2006 (London, New York) Fox News Channel broadcast an interview with award-winning former Al Jazeera journalist, Afshin Rattansi, who worked for the flagship strand that first identified the 9/11 plot. Looking at the crisis in the Middle East, Rattansi cast doubts on the usefulness of Secretary Rice meeting with Mamoud Abbas, saying that Hamas was the only legitimate democratically-elected force in Palestine. He also said that whichever side one

As Mideast crisis rages, August 1-6 Read For Peace Week offers hope

The August 1-6 International Read For Peace Week kicking off in Dubuque Iowa will x-ray the ongoing Middle East crisis at its August 1-3 Dial-An-Author-Reading featuring US, Canadian and UK authors, and its 5.30pm August 4 “Building Bridges of Peace Through Books” symposium which examines how co-authoring books by nationals of warring nations, and translating and donating nonviolent books to poorest countries of the world, among others, can push frontiers

Authors Descend on Dubuque for Christian Book Fair Int'l

Roy Buol, Mayor of Dubuque, the beautiful hilly city where Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois meet, will at 11am August 4 declare open the 2006 Christian Book Fair International featuring Christian authors, publishers, others from across the US and overseas at the John F. Kennedy Mall Dubuque. The three-day Christian book marketing, sales, networking and personal ministry event organized by Coralville Iowa-based Family Reading Ministries, Inc. coincides with the Iowa tax free

Online Forum To Host Rally In Support Of Israel

Online Rally Scheduled To Voice Support Of Israel An online message group area called the Israeli Flame has been setup on MSN and an online rally is scheduled to be held this Thursday July 27th at 6pm (8pm Central, 9pm Eastern) in the forum's chat room. You can access the group 24/7 and post messages in support of Israel at The forum was originally set up for those

In Europe we will all be strangers

Romanians can’t wait. Finally, finally we’ll be in Europe. But will we be really? Starting the 1st of January 2007 the skies will open and manna, silver and gold will fall upon us. Is this how it is? No way, there will be nothing of the kind. Do we need Europe? In reality, it’s Europe that needs us most: the underground resources of Romania, the slave-like salaries, the country as protection

En Europe nous serons tous des étrangers

Les roumains sont impatients. Finalement, finalement, nous serons dans l’Europe. Mais seront-nous vraiment ? A partir du 1er janvier 2007, les cieux vont s’ouvrir et de la manne, de l’or et de l’argent tomberont au-dessus de nous. Serait-il possible ? Non, certes, pas question de ça. Avons-nous besoin de l’Europe ? En réalité, c’est l’Europe qui a besoin de nous : des richesses du sous-sol de la Roumanie, des salaires d’esclaves,

În Europa vom fi cu toţii străini

Cuvantul de Duminica 14.07.2006 Românii abia aşteaptă. În sfârşit, în sfârşit vom fi Europa. Vom fi oare? De la 1 ianuarie 2007 se deschide cerul şi va cădea mană cerească şi aur şi argint. O fi oare aşa? Da de unde, nici vorbă de aşa ceva. Avem noi nevoie de Europa? În realitate, Europa are nevoie de noi: de bogăţiile subsolului românesc, de salariile de sclavi, de ţară ca zonă de protecţie

President of Uzbekistan receives German Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received State Secretary of Germany`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gernot Erler on 10th of July in Tashkent. The sides discussed issues of development of cooperation between the two countries, as well as important regional and international problems. Relations between Uzbekistan and Germany include cooperation in political, trade-economic, and socio-cultural spheres. A number of business delegations from Germany visited Uzbekistan in the recent months, including Daimler-Chrysler, EADS, MAN Ferrostaal

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