Monthly Archives: May 2012

HP taps software exec as chief operating officer

Hewlett-Packard Co. has promoted Bill Veghte to chief operating officer, the latest expansion of his responsibilities since the slumping technology company hired Meg Whitman as its CEO eight months ago. Tech News Headlines – Yahoo! News

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Brazil cuts interest rate to record low

The central bank cited ‘limited risks’ from inflation as it reduced the benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points to 8.5 per cent to help revive the economy Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Lambo quit shock

EXCLUSIVE: LAMBO resigned after the club blocked Aston Villa’s request to talkt to him Sport RSS feed

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Exit Kofi Annan – with Syria still massacring its people and Russia still … – The Independent

CBC.ca Exit Kofi Annan – with Syria still massacring its people and Russia still …The IndependentKofi Annan flew out of Damascus yesterday amid news of a fresh atrocity committed by militias loyal to President Assad and as the Syrian opposition … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s sleepless note pulled from auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A note written by Michael Jackson in which he complains of being unable to sleep has been withdrawn from auction at the request of the late singer’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, the auction house said on … Continue reading

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RIM sinks, but patents, network have value

Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry, is in steep decline. The company, once the crown jewel of the Canadian technology industry, is now worth 1 percent of Apple's market capitalization. One way for RIM to stop the … Continue reading

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Pressure on Madrid to probe Bankia’s fall

Spain’s finance minister Luis de Guindos calls for inquiry and says €20m of severance pay for two directors of the bank is ‘unacceptable’ Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Rod gets nod

RODGERS has agreed a three-year deal to replace axed Kop boss Kenny Dalglish Sport RSS feed

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This week: Oyster Festival, WYES Beer Tasting and Vietnamese food talk – NOLA.com

NOLA.com This week: Oyster Festival, WYES Beer Tasting and Vietnamese food talkNOLA.comMore information: www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org VIETNAMESE FOOD PAST AND PRESENT: Take a look at the history of food in Vietnam and how Vietnamese food and foodways are still changing, in New … Continue reading

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More bodies found after massacre – The Press Association

Telegraph.co.uk More bodies found after massacreThe Press AssociationThirteen bound corpses, many apparently shot execution-style, have been discovered in eastern Syria, days after the massacre of more than 100 people provoked international outrage. The latest killings happened in Deir el-Zour province, … Continue reading

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