Samsung Galaxy S3 officially listed in company website

There is hardly any doubt regarding the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S3 happens to be one of the most highly anticipated arrivals of this year.  However, it seems as though the anticipations are likely to go one step further since the device's appearance on the official Samsung's UAE Global Download Center page last week. Since no other tech news site, blog or other third Read more [...]

Barns are our rural cathedrals

The Gothic nave and aisles of Harmondsworth Barn (Photo: English Heritage/Boris Baggs) John Betjeman called it the Cathedral of Middlesex, and the romantic old poet wasn’t using poetic licence. Grade I-listed Manor Farm Barn in Harmondsworth – which English Heritage has just saved from collapse – is one of the great buildings of Britain, one of the biggest, best, oak-framed barns in the country. And, until now, one of the most ignored. We British are admirably deferential to our grand Read more [...]

Chinese New Year, Camellia Festival and more for the week ahead

Feb. 4: Chinese music and dance are part of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens’ annual Chinese New Year Festival. The two-day event also includes dragon dancers, martial arts demonstrations, mask-changing performances and children’s book readings. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5. Included with general admission of $6 to $20. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.Feb. 4: Descanso Gardens’ annual event includes “faery tours” of the enchanted forest Read more [...]

Mattaponi Springs Golf Club listed for sale

FLS photo by Scott NevilleThe highly rated Mattaponi Springs Golf Club in Caroline County is for sale.The course is being listed by Hilda W. Allen Real Estate Inc., a Georgia-based brokerage firm that specializes in golf courses, hotels and other commercial properties. Representatives from the firm have not beeen reached for comment, and the real estate listing does not include an asking price.Mattaponi, which opened in 2005 and was designed by Chicago-area architect Bob Lohmann, is owned by Washington-area Read more [...]

Prince Andrew’s meetings listed

Prince Andrew is in the news today. It has been revealed that Palace records show the Duke of York undertaking engagements in Saudi Arabia and China for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) since he stepped down as special representative for trade in July 2011.According to the Court Circular, the Duke has met four foreign heads of state in the past six months. Robert Booth writes today:The government has been urged to explain why Prince Andrew has met four foreign heads of state in the past six months Read more [...]

Heritage-listed mansion gutted by suspicious fire

Before ... Camden Lodge in all of its glory. Photo: Margie Blok THE house was one of the oldest in Sydney, a heritage-listed Homebush mansion ''steeped in history'' and set among sprawling gardens. Surrounding residents on the postcard-perfect Burlington Road fought for years to save it from demolition and have it restored like many other historic properties on the street. Read more [...]

Business Owners: Claim Your Patch Listing

Before Palos Verdes Patch launched in December 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for the site's directory. The result: Patch Places. Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for local businesses. All users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and review their favorite places, but owners of local businesses get extra Read more [...]

Aegis Plans US Listing

BY KENAN MACHADO AND ROMIT GUHA MUMBAI -- India's Aegis Ltd., owned by the Essar Group, is looking to raise between $350 million and $400 million from a U.S. initial public offering, following a sale of some shares to individual investors first, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday, in the latest U.S. listing by an Indian business process outsourcing firm. Essar, the steel-to-energy conglomerate owned by the billionaire Ruia brothers, plans to sell between 25% Read more [...]

Law firm takes its case to UK

LISTED law firm Slater Gordon has made its first overseas acquisition after picking up British firm Russell Jones Walker. The $80 million deal, expected to be completed by April, marks Slater Gordon's largest acquisition to date.Their stock gained 1.69 per cent, or 3c, to $1.80.On the broader market, Australian shares ended lower as investors took profits ahead of the February profit reporting season, with the stocks of retail giants Woolworths and Wesfarmers Read more [...]