Heard much about Newmont Mining or U.S. Steel lately? That’s funny, because so far this year the stock prices of both companies have fallen by more than that of Apple, which generates saturation news coverage worthy of a Justin Bieber-Lindsay Lohan romance. In case anybody’s interested, Newmont’s stock is down by about 27 percent since the begin of 2013, and U.S.
So you lost an hour on Sunday morning, and it might leave you a tiny grumpy. With the fast-paced world as it is, one hour less can make a huge difference in your tightly-planned schedule. However, on March 9 LiveScience.com reported some fun facts that might make you feel better about your lost sleep.
– Nearly three years after a deepwater well rupture killed 11 men, sank a rig and spewed 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the other companies involved are scheduled to face their judge in court. The trial over the worst U.S. off-shore oil spill is set to begin Monday in New Orleans before a federal judge and without a jury.
Well, that happened. Lance Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey and admitted mostly everything, as one does when talking with Oprah. But what does the great Court of Public Opinion (Twitter) have to state about all this? RELATED: Accused of Doping, Lance Armstrong Swats 60 Minutes We’re going to break this down into two separate crowd sourced reactions: one for Armstrong, and one for Oprah.
SASKATOON – Their couple pics on Facebook are equal parts normal and jaw dropping. Arm and arm at the Magic Kingdom, having fun with some huge guns at a shooting range, mugging for the camera over a glass of wine — nary an eyebrow would be raised if the husband was not a 69-year-old Canadian senator and the wife was not a 23-year-old beauty from Ontario’s Cottage Country.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the summer of 1983, The Police were on top of the charts with “Every Breath You Take,” James Bond was sipping martinis in “Octopussy” and Woody Harrelson was meeting a man who would change his life. Harrelson, the then-22-year-old soon-to-be a star of the TV series “Cheers,” was working construction in Houston when he met Frankie Hyman, an older New Yorker with a bunch of funny stories.
Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church It seemed like an odd battle to pick for Occupy Wall Street; especially since Trinity Church had provided the OWS with space to hold meetings, use WiFi and public facilities, and even join in discussions with religious leaders.
Anyone who’s had a long-distance relationship knows how challenging it can be. You get to see the person only sporadically, and when you’re finally together, you sometimes have to work to feel at ease with one another. But, it can also be exciting and romantic, because you want to make the most of the time you have.
Need something to read in your replica Eames lounge and ottoman? On Monday we published an extract from Matt Granfield’s new book HipsterMattic: One Man’s Quest To Become The Ultimate Hipster which you can now buy here via our pals at Allen And Unwin. As the title implies, the Brisbane scribe lovingly explores the world of brakeless transportation, unnecessary punctuation and dressing like a member of the Armenian Special Olympics team for the purposes of semi-serious cultural anthropology.
I have a bit of an odd problem, and I am hoping the readers of the blog (yes, both of you) can help me out.