CAIRO: An Egyptian with the same name as a long-sought senior Al-Qaeda leader was arrested yesterday in Cairo, but he denied any link to the terrorist network and said it was a case of mistaken identity. Two US officials agreed. Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival at Cairo airport from Pakistan via Dubai and was taken for questioning, security and airport officials said.
The FBI has listed that name on its most-wanted list as an alias for the senior Al-Qaeda leader Read more [...]
29 February 2012
Last updated at 15:59 GMT
John Lennon lived in a 1930s semi-detached with his Aunt Mimi
The childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney have been listed as Grade II buildings by English Heritage.
Lennon's house - Mendips, on Menlove Avenue in Woolton, and McCartney's home on Forthlin Road in Allerton, are both in Liverpool.
English Heritage said Read more [...]
Dexter Thomas and Corissa Calico win swimming events - High School State Championships, Arkansas
Dexter Thomas of Springdale Bulldogs and Corissa Calico of Conway High School won gold medals of the Boys 200yard Individual Medley (IM) and Girls 50yard freestyle respectively on last day of the Arkansas High School State Championships
for Boys and Girls in Little Rock on February 25.
Dexter stifled his opponents with an incredible 1 minute and 52.54 seconds effort in the 200yard IM. He Read more [...]
"Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan, embroiled in tax-evasion allegations in his native Australia, has listed for sale his Malibu estate that shares the same guard gates as homes owned by Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammar. Hogan's 5,300-square-foot contemporary just came on the market at $6.475 million. He bought the house in 2009 for about $25,000 less.
The exclusive Read more [...]
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- As the debate continues about how best to gain exposure to the emerging markets growth story, last year Aberdeen Asset Management, the world's largest emerging market manager of closed-end funds(1), commissioned Yale University's Martijn Cremers to carry out a study on locally-listed EM affiliates of multinationals. In his study, Cremers found that the share price performance of these listed affiliates was vastly better than that Read more [...]
Published on Wednesday 29 February 2012 15:36
The childhood homes of former Beatles John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney in Liverpool have become listed buildings, it has been revealed.
Heritage Minister John Penrose made the announcement from Mendips, the Read more [...]
The survey, which is based on the opinions of marketing experts and business professionals, lists the top 500 business-to-business brands.
Other event venues to have made it on the list include The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, the Business Design Centre and the Wales Millennium Centre.
Caterers Compass Group and Sodexo also made an appearance, with security supplier G4S coming in at 353rd place.
The Royal Albert Hall, Madame Tussauds and the EDF Energy London Eye were also among the venues Read more [...]
Published on Wednesday 29 February 2012 11:50
A unique part of Chichester history is up for sale: the 18th century mill building at Birdham Pool Marina, Chichester Harbour, is to be sold by auction on April 16, through joint auctioneers Henry Adams and Clive Emson.
As one of Read more [...]
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:38pm GMT
LONDON Feb 27 (Reuters) - Locally listed emerging
market affiliates of multinational companies perform better than
the average for their local stock markets, as well as for
emerging markets and developed markets as a whole, a study
revealed on Monday.
Investors have in the past few years been attracted to
companies with emerging market exposure, and have usually
preferred to buy shares in the more liquid parent company,
rather Read more [...]
Historic Natchez Foundation Executive Director Mimi Miller said Monmouth is one of only 10 houses in Natchez that are national historic landmarks, which she said is more significant than just being listed on National Register of Historic Places.“National historic landmarks are nationally significant historical properties,” she said. “National registry properties have local or state significance.”Miller said Monmouth is nationally significant because of its association with its Read more [...]