March 13, 2013 |
About midday on Tuesday, Mike Carpenter, an owner of the Culver City wine shop " the Redd Collection ," got a call from a gentleman with a slight Italian accent. It sounded like it was coming from overseas. The caller asked if the shop had any 2008 Papale Primitivo di Manduria from the producer Varvaglione. Carpenter said, "'Sure, we've got it.' He asked how much we had. And I told him we have access to quite a bit, but probably only two or three cases on the floor. " Then he asked if the shop could supply him with 115 bottles.
January 18, 2014 |
People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts - whatever they could spare for the elderly poor. Nearly 175 years later, nuns from the religious order Jugan founded, the Little Sisters of the Poor, can still be seen in public, collecting donations to support their work. Unlike some nuns who wear casual clothing these days, the Little Sisters dress in traditional garb, in all white or black habits with gray veils.
March 1, 2012 |
With conflict brewing over Shell's plans to begin exploratory drilling in the U.S. Arctic this summer, a federal judge in Anchorage has issued a temporary restraining order banning Greenpeace activists from launching operations against the company's two drilling rigs. U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason on Thursday granted the oil company's request for an order preventing activists from repeating their recent stunt off New Zealand , in which Greenpeace drilling opponents mounted the Noble Discoverer drilling rig and impeded its departure for North America.
June 19, 2013 |
One night after he accounted for eight outs, with three double-play grounders and two strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to Seattle, Josh Hamilton was dropped from the second spot in the order to seventh for Wednesday night's game against the Mariners. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia had moved the struggling right fielder from the fifth spot to the second spot, between Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, on June 8 in an attempt to spark Hamilton, but it hasn't worked. Hamilton, the former Texas Rangers star who signed a five-year, $125-million contract with the Angels in December, is batting .213 with 10 home runs, 24 runs batted in and 73 strikeouts.
March 1, 2011 |
A judge on Tuesday ordered the state of Wisconsin to reopen the Capitol building ? which has been in a virtual lockdown since Monday morning ? but union supporters have not yet been able to reenter the building to resume their protests against plans to severely curtail their bargaining rights. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning requiring the building to be opened to the public. But state officials have continued to allow only a limited number of people into the building.
March 15, 2013 |
Score one for BlackBerry. Or 1 million to be exact. Days ahead of its U.S. launch, the Canadian phone maker said it received an order for 1 million of its new Z10 smartphone -- making it the largest single order in its history. According to the Associated Press, BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, did not disclose who placed the order. The company did say, however, that it came from an established partner and that shipments would begin immediately. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 BlackBerry has two new devices, the touchscreen-only Z10 and the Q10, which has a physical keyboard.