10 Worst Places on Earth – In 2006, Russia topped the list with the three sites in the top 10, but this year, two very large toxic sites affecting hundreds of thousands of people in India and China were included that had been missed in the previous global survey, said Richard Fuller, director of the New York- based Blacksmith Institute, a independent environmental group that released the list Sep. 12 report in partnership with Green Cross Switzerland. More at Stephen Leahy’s site
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La Salle, which recently moved to its new state-of-the-art campus, has seen two failed tie-ups with prestigious international schools.The school also confirmed that chairman of the foundation board, Mr Michael Hwang, a senior counsel, is stepping down at yearend. These revelations come on the back of the 6 Sep announcement that the school’s top three senior management – including CEO Robert Ely – resigned early this month. The other two who quit were vice-president (quality) Richard Berry and vice-president (academic) Alan Lourens.