London 2012 Olympics: employers urged to plan ahead but to expect the unexpected Companies planning to take on staff for the 2012 London Olympics have been urged to learn the lessons from the recent Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver. Bruce Dewar, chief executive of 2010 Legacies Now, the organisation tasked with ... 09/28/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Strong franc, Olympics expenses hit Swatch's first half ZURICH (Reuters) - Swatch Group said the strong Swiss franc and expenses for the Olympics weighed on net profit in the first half but it expected a positive second half of the year on good demand in the United States and Japan. The world's largest ... 07/21/2014 - 7:08 pm | View Link
Santa Barbara Council Decides to Get Voting Analysis in Considering District Elections Before pursuing any changes to Santa Barbara’s election system, the City Council voted during a workshop Thursday night to get a statistical analysis expert to examine local voting history. For a Voting Rights Act lawsuit, plaintiffs have to show that ... 05/28/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Ian Chesterman again named Australia's chef de mission for 2018 Winter Olympics team Ian Chesterman has been appointed chef de mission of the Australian Olympic team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. It will be the sixth time Chesterman has led an Australian Olympic Team. Chesterman's achievement will match ... 05/19/2014 - 9:51 pm | View Link
Trio on Olympics Park fraud charges Challenges by Tottenham and Leyton Orient, plus an anonymous complaint to the European Commission, led to fears that court action could drag on for years while the stadium remained empty. Hill is a former employee of PKF. Neither the OPLC nor Spurs were ... 11/15/2012 - 12:58 am | View Link
Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary.
Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the death of the woman whose body was found Friday at a Motel 6 in Hammond, 20 miles southeast of Chicago. Police say Vann has confessed to all seven killings and hinted that there could be more, stretching back two decades.
If New York City in the post-Bloomberg era can still be called gritty, chaotic, artistic, and weird, the political demonstration in the Metropolitan Avenue subway station on Tuesday afternoon was a quintessential New York gathering. Kid Lucky, the “human beatbox,” was there. So was Matthew Silver, better known as the guy who dances on Astor Place in his underwear, swinging hula hoops and giant stuffed bananas while shouting slogans like “Put down your phones” and “Love is forever.”
Other protesters included a rapper, a harmonica player in a bowler hat, an assortment of guitar-strumming singer-songwriter types, a mime, and Robert Cornegy, the seven-foot city council member from Bedford-Stuyvesant and an alumnus of the legendary 1984-85 St.