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
A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
After Thursday's hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had his office call a private contractor to come down to City Hall and do some exterminating.
The cockroach couldn't have picked a worse time to show its antenna on the wall of the City Council chambers: just as Reynolds was testifying during a budget hearing.