Long wins high hurdles in Estherville on day Bannister runs 3:59.4 in Oxford

WORTHINGTON — As the calendar turns from April to May tomorrow, the “Blast-From-the-Past” takes a look back at several events — both world-wide and locally — which happened during the middle of spring in the years 1954, 1961 and 1962.Thursday, May 6, 1954, was a historic day in the world of sports as 25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister — running on his “home” track in Oxford, England — did what no man had done before.Utilizing training partners Chris Basher Read more [...]

Warner Chilcott weighs sale, other options: report

Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:01am BST (Reuters) - Warner Chilcott is evaluating options, including a possible sale of the company, after receiving interest from strategic and private-equity buyers, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. Goldman Sachs is helping the Nasdaq-listed drugmaker assess interest, said the news service, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Warner Chilcott is also considering paying a dividend as an alternative to a sale, one person said.Warner Read more [...]

Koalas to be listed as protected specie

AAP Koalas in NSW, Queensland and the ACT will be classified as vulnerable under a protected listing by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke. Mr Burke says koala numbers have dropped by 40 per cent in Queensland and by a third in NSW over the past two decades. The koala will be listed as vulnerable on the threatened species list following advice by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee. "On a species Read more [...]

Beverly Shores house listed among 10 Most Endangered in the State

BEVERLY SHORES | A house built to show the world the future of American home design has been deemed one of the most endangered structures in the state, a nonprofit group said.The House of Tomorrow in Beverly Shores was built for the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair hosted by Chicago. It, along with four other homes from the fair, was transported by barge to what became the town of Beverly Shores. The homes rest on Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Read more [...]

Speakers at commencement praise resiliency of 2012 class

Speakers at commencement praise resiliency of 2012 class By: Gwenn Barney / Assistant News Editor Posted on 29. Apr, 2012 in News In addressing Pitt’s class of 2012, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg recounted the many challenging situations this particular class encountered over the past four years.From a podium on a stage in the Petersen Events Center, looking at the faces of this year’s graduates, Nordenberg listed the economic upheaval of the Read more [...]

Malaysia plantation giant’s listing faces headwind

BUKIT KUANTAN, Malaysia - A planned corporate listing aimed at transforming Malaysia's vital palm oil industry has been clouded by allegations it could short-change the country's politically powerful farmers. Prime Minister Najib Razak touts the plan as a new era for Malaysian palm oil, but charges that farmers will be hurt pose a political dilemma for the premier as he tries to shore up support ahead of elections expected soon. Najib announced plans in October Read more [...]

Just who pays for Tulip Time?

Dutch-dances, parades and flowers are most of what visitors see of the Tulip Time Festival. But it’s the business side of the celebration that hits home for locals — and that’s worth a closer look. One of the area economy’s heaviest hitters, Tulip Time brings tourists into town by the thousands, for an estimated $10 million in economic effect on the Holland area every year. And because it’s the biggest show in town, the business side is complex: Almost everyone in the area, from Read more [...]

NAMA has property worth over €1bn for sale

THE National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has property with a market value of over €1bn for sale at present.The latest NAMA list includes the controversial Irish Glass Bottle Site in Ringsend and part of Dalymount Stadium in Phibsboro – both in Dublin.Properties that are listed as ‘not for sale at present' but could be sold in the future include the former Irish Glass Bottles site, which was bought by a consortium of investors for €412m back in 2006.However, the site has Read more [...]