March 20, 2013 |
Rémy Martin Cognac has just announced that its Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 cognac (the number refers to the alcohol level), the second release in the Rare Cask Collection , will be sold not only at specialist retailers but also at duty-free shops at airports in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Singapore -- and Los Angeles. It's made with old casks, or tierçons , up to a century old. The Cognac is housed inside a black Baccarat crystal decanter, limited edition, bien sûr , and numbered from 1 to 738. Where was the launch of Rare Cask 42.6 held?
February 1, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- As rescue efforts were winding down Friday at Mexico's state oil company, where a blast the day before killed at least 33 people, workers gathered nearby, saying they were unafraid of going back to work and eager to do so as soon as they were told it's OK. There would be no business at the tower complex until further notice. Yet on Friday, employees of Petroleos de Mexico, or Pemex, kept showing up. Some were eager to get inside to help with the rescue effort, while others said they were awaiting news of co-workers and friends who remained unaccounted for. Armed soldiers were guarding all the entrances and exits of the complex.
January 9, 2013 |
Subject: Fantasy football season wrap-up. To: Fantasy 2012 email list Dear Knuckleheads, Congratulations on yet another great season of fantasy football. As your commissioner, I enjoyed many fine moments, not the least of which was Saturday's banquet at the Rusty Zipper, which almost none of you bothered to attend. Those who did got a lot out of the experience. It reminded me of a really bad old episode of "Family Feud," where both teams are from moonshiny Mid-South states and Richard Dawson can't understand a single word anyone says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2012 |
In the wake of last week's shooting on campus, USC on Tuesday announced heightened security measures that will restrict late-night entrance to the university and require identification checks for all visitors between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. In addition, outside promoters will be banned from working on USC social events at campus facilities or on nearby Fraternity Row, according to USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The shooting, in which four people were wounded — none of them USC students — occurred outside a Halloween party promoted by a non-USC firm that invited people from across the city.
October 3, 2012 |
The young girls in Tooele, Utah, are rolling their eyes as if to say “what-EVER” after they were turned away from their homecoming dance because chaperones thought their dresses were too short. And while the fuddy-duddy adults have struck again -- the kids eventually ended up on the winning side. Stansbury High principal Kendall Topham has apologized to dozens of teenage girls, including the homecoming queen, for ruining their special night. The school's handbook states that dresses for formal events should be "at or near knee length," leaving room for interpretation.
September 10, 2012 |
KOTA, India - The fourth of seven children of illiterate parents, Mohammad Ahmad grew up on his family's two-acre farm with barely enough to eat. Now that farm, which supports two dozen people in his extended family, is being used as collateral for a chance to score big here in India's cram school capital. For up to 19 hours a day, seven days a week, the 17-year-old studies, attends classes and takes mock tests, preparing for India's ultra-competitive engineering entrance exam. In this second-tier city of dusty storefronts and belching rickshaws, Ahmad and the tens of thousands of other students embody a nation's hunger for upward mobility, social respect and a role in the new India.