Events listed for March 1

Tue, March 1, 2011 Soup kitchen: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 502-17th St. NW. The North Dakota Supreme Court Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts will hold a public discussion: 3 to 7 p.m., Williston State College's Stevens Hall, Room 106. The commission's interim report and ongoing research will be discussed. The event is open to the public and those who wish to speak may take part in the discussion or share their comments and experiences with Read more [...]

Minsheng bond sale

China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd unveiled a bigger and revised fundraising plan late Friday, aiming to raise about $4.5 billion to boost its capital after opposition from small shareholders to an earlier plan. Minsheng, China's seventh-largest lender, plans to issue up to 20 billion yuan ($3.04 billion) in convertible bonds and not more than 1.65 billion Hong Kong-listed shares, scrapping its previous plan for a private share placement in Shanghai. That would be 37 percent more than its previous Read more [...]

Jake Locker’s combine time listed officially at 4.59 seconds

Fasest 40-yard dash times among quarterbacksNFL.comJake Locker's 40-yard dash on Sunday morning was timed at 4.52 seconds by the NFL Network. That's an unofficial time, though. The results posted on the league's Web site -- which enumerates top combine performers -- is 4.59 seconds, which is tied with Cam Newton for third-fastest among all quarterbacks.So what's the deal?Well, now we get into the gray area of what constitutes an "official" time. Teams keep their own records of all the tests. Read more [...]

Old Wymering Manor – History and Influence in the Local Area

Old Wymering Manor - History and Influence in the Local Area OLD WYMERING MANOR  Janet Hird from The Friends of Old Wymering is talking to the Portsmouth Group of the Hampshire Genealogical Society about Old Wymering Manor its history and influence in the local area. Members and non-members are welcome.Wymering Manor House is one of the oldest houses in Portsmouth and the oldest in Old Wymering Conservation Area. The house is a Grade II listed historic building. However, Read more [...]

Local events on a banner

The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with organizations and agencies that sponsor events here in Wellsville will partner to promote our unique local events by way of  two huge banners to be placed on the pedestrian bridge that spans the four-lane section of route 417. “We have so many wonderful events happening right here!  We don’t want anyone to miss a single one!” said Steve Havey, Executive Director of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce. He also said that the banners, Read more [...]

Ashley Jensen and husband put LA home up for sale

By Nicola Pittam Feb 27, 2011, 13:58 GMT Extras star Ashley Jensen and her husband have listed their Los Angeles home for sale at $1.99 million.'Gnomeo and Juliet', Los Angeles Premierea at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. - Russ Einhorn / Splash News Jensen, who is from Scotland, and Terence Beesley, from England, have used the midcentury house to host visitors from Britain and to entertain. The actress told the LA Times: 'We wanted a house that we knew we were in LA. Read more [...]

NZX tipped to lose more listed firms

Cavotec MSL Holdings is not the only firm thinking about quitting the NZX, says a market commentator. The global engineering firm announced last week that it planned to vacate the New Zealand stock exchange and relist on Stockholm's Nasdaq OMX. Cavotec MSL Holdings was formed in a 2007 merger of Christchurch's Mooring Systems - whose products use vacuum technology rather than ropes to moor ships - with Netherlands-based Read more [...]

House Hunt: This Weekend’s Open Houses

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Glazers deny rumours of Man United sale

The Glazer family has denied rumours that they intend to sell Manchester United to a Qatar-based firm as the club revealed high merchandise sales. The publicly listed firm said that discussions have not taken place, the club is not up for sale and offers will not be entertained by the owners. The new results revealed revenues of £156m during the six-month period leading up to December, an 8% rise on the previous year. Commercial sales were up 30% to £50m, in spite of calls Read more [...]

‘Species spotters’ battle it out to become the first to 10000

At home they have an array of guides to Britain’s flora and fauna, more powerful microscopes, and crucially, powerful computer databases which record their findings. Overseeing the contest is Mark Telfer, who maintains a website which is tracking their progress. All three are wildlife consultants, meaning they use their days at work in the open air to look for species they have still to see. Any animal, plant, fungus, or protist – organisms such as lichens and seaweed Read more [...]