WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 25: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the House Banking Committee February 25, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Bernanke delivered his semiannual monetary policy report to the congress at the hearing. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Al Aaraaf" by W. Heath Robinson. From The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Collection of W. Heath Robinson's "Railway Ribaldry", originally published at the request of the Great Western Railway, which was celebrating its centenary in 1935. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Houses of Parliament are situated within the Palace of Westminster, in London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Note on the brouhaha on bike helmets via Zemanta related content at bottom : the sidebar has links to posts saying bicycle helmet laws cause both higher incidence of accidents and drastic cut in bike use - not an exercise fitness win at all. Plus the 'quoted' cyclist says ... I was MIS-quoted. Shocker. Not.
Disaster delayed : Greece, Europe and your investments
Financial markets have become less willing to give the political leadership the benefit of the doubt. While new policy announcements continue to drive short term relief rallies on global markets, their impact is become more and more limited, with investors rapidly recognising the shortfalls of the policy prescriptions served up so far.
As a result, it's likely that this mismatch between the expectations of financial markets and the solutions that politicians are willing to deliver will see volatility continue for some time, with more uncertainty for investors around the world, including Australia.
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Pedal on Parliament 28/04/2012
Safer cycling and cities fit for people is an important issue for Scotland. Pedal on Parliament will be gathering cyclists (and anyone who wants to join them) from across the nation to cycle on Holyrood to tell our politicians that cycling matters. In February, up to 2000 cyclists gathered in London to cycle on the Westminster Parliament in support of safer cycling and cities fit for people. On April 28th, to coincide with a follow-up ride in London, Pedal on Parliament will be gathering cyclists from across the nation to cycle on Holyrood to tell our politicians that cycling matters.
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- Wiggins calls for law to force cyclists to wear helmets(thetimes.co.uk)
- If Kant Were a New York Cyclist(nytimes.com)
- Cyclists warned over bike theft - Confused.com(confused.com)
- IOC should tear up Putin's ticket to the Games(thetimes.co.uk)
- Fatigue during multijoint exercise: Biomechanical central, peripheral, and age-related aspects(udini.proquest.com)
- Bradley Wiggins: 'I did NOT call for compulsory helmets for cyclists'(standard.co.uk)
- North Wales News: More cyclists die in North Wales than any region outside London(dailypost.co.uk)
- Cyclists must steer clear of the threat of parked cars | Laura Laker(guardian.co.uk)
- A black day for the Olympics and cycling in London(cycling-intelligence.com)