Reuters | Nov 28, 2013 | 21:59 LONDON — The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 pounds ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday.
A Janus PowerPoint landed in my email–a presentation as to why investors should purchase Janus actively managed stock funds. Presentations about the virtues of actively managed stock funds are inevitably painful. (The lone exception is American Funds’ recent defense, which dispensed with the general defense of active management and emphasized instead that which is true, the exception of American Funds’ stock funds.) I opened the presentation, which seems to have been produced in early 2013, with the anticipation that Pride ...
Naked mariners, Honey Boo Boo, Bigamy Plot, Toilet Rat and more. Because ‘weird’ never takes a holiday. During this holiday weekend devoted to being thankful, we give thanks to Weird. Not everything weird, of course. We could do without the naked person at the bus stop, the weirdly stupid robbers and maybe even the very weirdly popular Honey Boo Boo.
This holiday season, a lot of attention has shifted to low-wage workers who are still struggling to make ends meet despite having paying jobs. And in recent weeks, with the endorsement of President Obama, raising the federal minimum wage is gaining steam as the next huge political issue for Democrats.
SURREY — For the next two years, visitors to the Surrey Arts Centre’s courtyard will be observed by the Supernatural Eye, a large-scale sculpture by Canadian contemporary artist Robert Davidson. The piece was unveiled on Nov. 27 by Coun. Judy Villeneuve and Polygon Homes chairman, Michael Audain.
Little is known about Thomas Riddel. He died in 1806 at the age of 72 and was buried in Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirkyard. He would be completely unknown if not for the fact that he had an encounter from beyond the grave with J.K. Rowling. Well, I state encounter from beyond the grave, but it’s more like it was a possible inspiration for Voldemort’s true name; given that it’s visible from the Elephant House Cafe, where Rowling wrote much of the ...
Quanta’e Powell Officers in Port Orange, Fla., state allegedly tried to rob a taxi and, in the process, left his wallet in the cab. After crashing his Mustang into an Indianapolis home, ‘s first question to the victims was reportedly, “You want some pizza?” , 38, is accused of stealing $87 in cash and change from a home in Lakeport, Tex., as well as a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli.
The Penang Malay Congress (KMPP) has given Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi 48 hours from today, to apologise and withdraw his “kucing kurap” (small fry) re-mark against the staff of the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP). KMPP president Rahmad Isahak stated if Ooi failed to do so, it only showed that he was anti-Malay and a chauvinistic politician who chose to ridicule the MPPP staff.
Nov. 25, 2013 Awe-inspiring moments — like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis — might increase our tendency to believe in God and the supernatural, according to new research. The new findings — published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science — suggest that awe-inspiring sights increase our motivation to make sense of the world around us, and may underlie a trigger of belief in the supernatural.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the world for years to limit Iran’s nuclearprogram. After rejecting a deal designed to do just that, hefinds himself the odd man out with his own options, includingmilitary action, limited. Government officials and analysts stated Israel may now tryto influence the shape of any final accord, and won’t seek tohit Iranian facilities.