UPDATED: The Swiss luxury brand has been an official sponsor for years.
Chopard jewels worth $1 million have been stolen at the Cannes film festival, local police said Friday.
A Chopard spokeswoman said she had just learned about the burglary.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a surprising announcement, the U.S. Navy has informed New York City officials that federal budget cuts may keep aircraft carriers and destroyers from sailing into New York Harbor for Fleet Week.
The Navy’s jets are expected to be grounded too, ending a 26-year tradition, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
“No branch of the armed forces which, in our case, includes the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team [...]
New York City plans to require all employers with 20 or more workers to give employees paid time off when they get sick, under a compromise agreement reached last night.
The mandate will take effect on April 1, 2014, and will extend to include businesses with 15 or more employees a year later, under the accord, which was confirmed by Robin Levine, a City Council spokeswoman. It will also require all employers [...]
Memphis Commercial Appeal, Feb. 4, 2013: State Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville fourth Mississippi lawmaker to die since November [...] Gardner died of “an apparent heart attack,” said Madison Drake, spokeswoman for Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. [...] Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point died Jan. 13. Two Democratic state senators, Bennie Turner of West Point and Alice Harden of Jackson, died in late 2012. [...]
Hillary Clinton hasn’t stepped into the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries yet and there’s already buzz growing for the ultimate grrl power ticket: Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama.
“All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America,” said former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney. “Both women are proven effective leaders who’ve raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!” [...]
A Florida man screamed for help and disappeared as a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house, his brother said Friday.
The brother told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight Thursday, then heard his brother screaming.
“When he got there, there was no bedroom left,” Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said.
“There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up,” [...]
A month ago, when we reported that Abe’s reflation effort was “succeeding” if maybe a little too much by sending gasoline prices through the roof, the Nikkei’s conclusion was that “Households are beginning to feel pinched by the weaker Japanese currency.“ Today they are pinched that much more as we find that the effectiveness of the plunging Yen has just forced luxury titan LVMH to hike prices in Japan by the most ever. From [...]
Following the Bulgarian investigation which determined that Hizbullah was behind a July terror attack in Burgas which killed five Israelis, the EU announced that it would consider adding Hizbullah to its official list of terrorist organizations.
“This is just one of the options and a decision has not yet been reached,” said an EU spokeswoman. Foreign ministers of the European Union will meet on February 19 to discuss …
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Future Shop and Best buy closed several stores across Canada yesterday, and Sears announced 700 Lay offs Canada wide.
Yep this economy is shit.
I think it’s going to get worse.
BURNABY, B.C. — Best Buy Canada has closed eight Future Shop and seven Best Buy big box stores across the country.
Some 900 employees will be laid off because of the closures, representing less than five per cent of Best Buy Canada’s workforce, [...]
Maplewood-based 3M Company is cutting 300 jobs as part of a restructuring process, CEO Inge Thulin told investors on Thursday during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.
Thulin said that the company is combining its securities systems division with its traffic safety systems business; the divisions have been underperforming due in part to reduced government spending on safety systems. The merger will result in the reduction of 300 positions, he added.
3M spokeswoman [...]
Roche has revealed a shortage of the liquid form of the Tamiflu treatment for children
The U.S.’s largest flu vaccine provider Sanofi has sold out of four of the six different dosages of Fluzone
Doctors are advising as many people as possible to get immunized
CDC said shortages aren’t surprising and people who wants the vaccine may just have to look harder for it
Two of the 20 children to have died have been [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dogs are being stolen out of cars, yards, off sidewalks and even out of shelters at an alarming rate, according to the American Kennel Club.
“It only takes a minute for a theft to occur,” American Kennel Club spokeswoman Lisa Peterson told CBS 2?s Dave Carlin on Friday.
Making any pet owner think twice is surveillance video from last week that showed “Marley” the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel being [...]
Environment Pollution in USA on Saturday, 15 December, 2012 at 11:32 (11:32 AM) UTC.
The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel oil spill in the waters off Staten Island. The fuel is leaking from a cargo tank aboard a barge at Mays Ship Repair. The Coast Guard says the leak began late Friday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jetta Disco said early Saturday that authorities have narrowed down the source of the [...]
Ellis Island is closed after receiving wind and water damage, “though thankfully no museum objects were damaged,” said Park Service spokeswoman Lauren Newman.
The park service cannot say how long the Statue of Liberty will be closed. “The park service is working as diligently as it can to get it reopened as quickly as possible,’’ Litterst said.
The spending proposal also calls for $4 million for repairs to damaged sand berms and [...]
What can I say?I believe the worlds gone mad.So much shit happening so fast,All I can do is shake my head.
THOUSANDS of Spanish medical workers and residents angered by budget cuts and plans to partly privatise the national health service have marched through some of Madrid’s most famous squares.
More than 5000 people rallied in Puerta del Sol on Sunday, according to police estimates, after marching from Neptuno and Cibeles squares. Organisers estimated attendance at [...]
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Starbucks Corp. has started selling a specialty coffee that costs $7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup, making it the company’s priciest brew, as customers demand more premium products.
The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup, Lisa Passe, a Starbucks spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. It’s made from a rare, difficult-to-grow varietal called Geisha. The [...]
November 21, 2012
Environmentalists are warning that Mexico, the cradle of corn, risks damaging its staple if the government gives US firms the green light to plant genetically-modified maize in huge swaths of land.
The agriculture ministry is examining the possibility of allowing Monsanto, DuPont and Dow to plant GMO corn in 2.4 million hectares (six million acres) of land, but no decision has been taken yet.
“Every indication shows that a decision [...]
For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning.
The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system’s 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center [...]
After a 13-year-old autistic child wet his pants while riding on a Broward school bus, the bus attendant — whose job is to assist special-needs students — responded by choking the boy.
The incident, which lasted roughly 45 minutes, was captured by the school bus surveillance camera. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies this week arrested bus attendant Darryl Blue, 48, on one count of aggravated child abuse. The bus driver who nonchalantly [...]
The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, according to officials.
The test at Kwajalein Atoll on Wednesday was designed to demonstrate the system’s ability to defend against a raid of five nearly simultaneous threats, Missile Defense Agency spokeswoman Pamela Rogers said.
The targets included one medium-range ballistic missile, two short-range ballistic missiles [...]
From the NYT:
Amazon’s data centers in Northern Virginia crashed Monday afternoon, taking with it a number of popular Web sites, from Someecards, the quirky e-card company, to mobile applications like Flipboard and Foursquare.
Amazon reported having problems with the data centers in Northern Virginia. Those problems appear to have had a ripple effect across the Internet with several sites hosted on Amazon’s popular EC2 cloud hosting service also reporting problems.
Several frustrated [...]
AFP - A sumptuous new French restaurant in Sydney said Wednesday it would remove two urinals designed to resemble a woman’s lipsticked mouth, apologising for any offence they have caused.
The Ananas Bar and Brasserie said the bright red-lipped urinals shaped like an open mouth were “a commonly used European design piece from female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel”.
“We sincerely apologise if they have caused offence. They are being removed today,” a [...]
Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday defended its decision not to take any action against Jose Vargas, a journalist and activist who went public last year that he was an undocumented immigrant, after he was arrested by state patrol in Minnesota for a driving infraction.
“Mr. Vargas was not arrested by ICE, nor did the agency issue a detainer,” said ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen in a statement. “ICE is focused on smart, effective [...]
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were reaching out to all of those individuals to arrange to mail or ship them a medal, said Diane Wagner, a spokeswoman for Bank of America….
Several dozen students were treated for respiratory and eye irritation after a police officer used pepper spray to get through a crowd to a fight at a Harbor City high school, according fire and school district officials.
A fire department spokesman and a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman both stated the treatment took place after a school police officer used pepper spray at about 10 a.m. Thursday at Narbonne High School.
In a [...]
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.
Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — [...]
The death toll in Syria hit 343 Wednesday, the highest daily toll since unrest broke out in March 2011, an opposition group said.
“The regime is escalating the violence at every possible opportunity and it is proof that it is determined to crush the revolution by any means necessary,” said Rafif Jouejati, a spokeswoman for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.
“The staggering numbers are horrific but the world also needs to [...]