CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed on Thursday as a pickup truck crashed into a Walmart store in Midwest U.S. state of Iowa, local media Fox News reported.
The Iowa State Patrol said the truck drove through the front door of Walmart, killing three while two others were injured.
Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Nathan Ludwig said the driver, an elderly man, was taken to a hospital with injuries but did not die.
The driver was the only one in the car, and the crash "does not appear to be an intentional act," said Ludwig.
Fire trucks and ambulances rushed to the scene around 10 a.m. Crews evacuated the store after the crash, and people are being asked to avoid the area.
Wal-Mart management said in a statement: "We're heartbroken by what appears to be a tragic accident."
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 28(Xinhua) -- Brunei government will implement an unprecedented "car-free day" Sundays initiave starting Oct. 2.
In a press statement, the Municipal Department said roads in Bandar Seri Begawan will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday to allow small vendors to do business, reduce carbon footprint and encourage healthy living.
Some roads will be closed to give space for cycling and running activities from October 2 onwards.
The initiative aims to turn Bandar Seri Begawan into a dynamic and vibrant city, the department said. Members of the public are encouraged to use the spaces available in the capital for recreation, cultural, family and community activities.
"Bandar Seri Begawan will become an urban park that can be enjoyed by all, through activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics and sales," it added.
The department said Bandar Seri Begawan was recently declared as the ASEAN City of Culture 2016-2017, providing an opportunity to showcase Brunei's cultural heritage.
CANBERRA Washington Nationals Authentic Jersey , Oct.30 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Parliament that work will soon begin on two massive infrastructure projects, in Melbourne and Sydney, which he hoped would see him remembered as the country's 'Infrastructure Prime Minister'.
Developments on Victoria's East-West Link toll road and a second Sydney airport in the city's west have progressed in recent months, with Abbott confirming the Coalition's commitment to ensuring these plans are seen through.
In doing so Toronto Blue Jays Authentic Jersey , Abbott said the government would be delivering on several pre-election promises.
"I said that I hope to be the 'Infrastructure Prime Minister'," Abbott said on Thursday. "I am pleased to report progress in building the modern infrastructure that our country needs.
"Infrastructure does matter. It helps determine our quality of life, as well as our country's competitiveness, productivity and living standards."
The federal government is currently working closely alongside Victoria's state representatives in an effort to push through plans for the 6 billion U.S. dollar East-West Link.
On Thursday Texas Rangers Authentic Jersey , Abbott revealed that the Coalition would fund close to half of the controversial 18-km toll road, which is set to create more than 6,000 jobs throughout the construction period.
"On Sept. 29, the Victorian government signed the contracts to build stage one of the East-West Link the Link has been inked so there can be no turning back from this major project that will help tens of thousands of Victorians every day Tampa Bay Rays Authentic Jersey ," Abbott said.
The Prime Minister also confirmed Badgerys Creek as the location for Sydney's second airport and suggested construction would begin in 2016.
"For more than 50 years, governments have talked about a second airport for Sydney," Abbott continued. "Finally, and not before time St. Louis Cardinals Authentic Jersey , the talk is over. We've taken the final decision that Badgerys Creek will be the site of Sydney's second airport or, as I prefer, Western Sydney's first airport."
"The airport is irrevocable it is going ahead and construction should begin in 2016."
However, Labor's infrastructure spokesman Seattle Mariners Authentic Jersey , Anthony Albanese, criticized the Coalition's claims they were delivering on pre- election promises, saying that there are "no bulldozers at work, just bull dust".
Albanese also questioned where so much government funding was coming from. "We [Labor] didn't just throw money at new toll roads and say we're meeting the country's infrastructure needs San Francisco Giants Authentic Jersey ," he said.
While giving the government some credit for the work it has been done on Badgerys Creek, Albanese said a rail line needs to be built to service the airport, not just roads.
"Despite going to the election giving Australians the impression it would maintain Labor's six-year focus on nation building, the government is struggling to deliver results San Diego Padres Authentic Jersey ," he said.
"It continues to present old Labor projects as though they are not new. It continues to treat its election promises as though their delivery was somehow optional."
TORONTO, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Canada's main stock market in Toronto achieved its seventh straight day of gains Friday amid optimism over strong export figures and U.S. jobs data.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor'sTSX Composite Index gained 88.85 points, or 0.68 percent, to close at 13 Pittsburgh Pirates Authentic Jersey ,212.50 points. Seven of the TSX index's eight main sub-sectors moved higher.
That's the highest level of the year for the TSX, after selling off heavily for several weeks starting in late December.
Canadian exports hit a record high in January as demand from the resurgent U.S. economy and the weakened Canadian currency bolstered shipments south of the border. Overall, Canada's trade deficit edged up to 655 million Canadian dollars (492 million U.S. dollars) in January from 631 million Canadian dollars in December as imports grew slightly more than exports, Statistics Canada said Friday.