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  • France Sells Egypt 24 Rafale Fighter Jets

    02/16/2015 8:20:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ben Ariel
    France on Monday signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairo’s military as it tackles jihadists, AFP reported. Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year will prompt others to snap up its latest combat jet. For Egypt, the agreement is a show of support for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013 and wants to break a U.S. monopoly over Egypt’s arms supplies. In October of 2013, three months after Islamist...
  • Francis Bacon triptych sells for record $142.4 million at Christie’s auction

    11/12/2013 10:27:39 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Michaud
    Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
  • Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man near Sells

    12/07/2011 3:04:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/border-patrol-agent-shoots-kills-man-near-sells/article_169f51 | Brady McCombs, AzDailyStar
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Tuesday night near Sells on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Initial reports indicate that the agent shot and killed a man who was assaulting another agent, said the Border Patrol in an emailed statement. The shooting occurred at 8 p.m. The citizenship of the man who was shot has not yet been determined, the statement said. The agency said it "regrets the loss of life" and that it is fully cooperating with the investigation led by Tohono O'odham Police and the FBI.
  • [Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote. She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.' It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her. Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work. Her partner also left around this time. With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter....
  • Desperate mother sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted

    06/15/2011 8:53:56 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/15/2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family. And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home. The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.
  • Adult Bookstore Sells Winning $128 Million Lottery Ticket

    11/08/2010 1:30:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/10 | staff
    An adult bookstore in Michigan that offers pornographic movies and sex toys has also sold a winning lottery ticket worth $128 million, MyFoxDetroit.com reports. Uptown Bookstore in Highland Park, Mich., sold Saturday's only winning Powerball ticket, according to the station. The ticket was the only one to match all of the numbers of the multimillion-dollar jackpot -- 7, 12, 23, 34, 38 and 33. The winner has not yet come forward. According to Powerball rules in Michigan, winners cannot remain anonymous when they claim their win.
  • U.S. sells debt with a negative yield for 1st time

    10/25/2010 1:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/10 | Richard Leong
    The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sold securities that fetched a negative yield for the first time, implying investors are willing to pay the government to own its debt. This is a milestone in the current rock-bottom interest rate environment, as the Federal Reserve is widely expected next week to announce it will buy more Treasuries to jump-start a sluggish economy. Typically, investors buy a new Treasury bond at "par" or $100. At Monday's $10 billion auction of five-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), they paid more than $105
  • Harvard University fund sells all Israel holdings

    08/15/2010 2:28:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Globes (Israel) ^ | Hillel Koren
    In another blow to Israeli shares, the Harvard Management Company notified the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday that it had sold all its holdings in Israeli companies during the second quarter of 2010. No reason for the sale was mentioned. The Harvard Management Company manages Harvard University's endowment. (Snip)Harvard Management Company's 13-F Form shows some interesting investments. Its two largest holdings, each worth $295 million, are in iShares ETFs, one on Chinese equities, and the other on emerging markets.
  • BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill

    06/05/2010 10:04:51 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 191 replies · 4,014+ views
    .telegraph.co.uk/finance/news ^ | June 5, 2010 | Jon Swaine and Robert Winnett
    The chief executive of BP sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse. BP chief executive Tony Hayward has been under intense pressure since the oil well erupted on April 20Tony Hayward cashed in about a third of his holding in the company one month before a well on the Deepwater Horizon rig burst, causing an environmental disaster. Mr Hayward, whose pay package is £4 million a year, then paid off the mortgage on his family’s mansion in Kent, which is estimated to be valued at...
  • German village sells holes in road

    03/03/2010 6:38:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 353+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/10 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) – A cash-strapped village in eastern Germany has put its many potholes up for sale in a novel effort to finance the repair of its crumbling roads, the mayor said on Wednesday. People can buy a hole in Niederzimmern near Leipzig for 50 euros (68 dollars). In return the authorities will repair it -- and put a personal message on top, Christoph Schmidt-Rose told local radio station MDR. "It's about using a funny idea to find people prepared to help us sort out our roads" who can then "sort of feel like they own the hole in the...
  • Sanford Says He's Forced to Sign Stimulus Request (Forced? I didn't see no gun to his head)

    06/08/2009 7:39:30 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 36 replies · 1,202+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | June 8, 2009 | www.newsmax.com
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford requested stimulus cash for the state's schools Monday, telling the U.S. education secretary he's doing so under duress and the $700 million in bailout money will create more problems. The request to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, sent by e-mail, caps months of Sanford's criticism of the $787 billion federal economic recovery law that raised the national political profile of the Republican Governors Association chairman and speculation of a 2012 White House bid. The state Supreme Court ordered him Thursday to follow a state budget law and request the money for the state's...
  • McCain's wife sells Sudan-related investments

    05/14/2008 1:55:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 162+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON - Cindy McCain, whose husband has been a critic of the violence in Sudan, sold off more than $2 million in mutual funds whose holdings include companies that do business in the African nation. The sale on Wednesday came after The Associated Press questioned the investments in light of calls by John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, for international financial sanctions against the Sudanese leadership. Last year, at least four presidential candidates divested themselves of Sudan-related holdings. According to McCain's personal financial disclosure, Cindy McCain's investments include two mutual funds — American Funds Europacific Growth fund and American...
  • Rare 'Jenny' stamp sells for $825,000

    12/27/2007 2:48:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,149+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/27/07 | PaulJ. Webber - ap
    DALLAS - One of the most famously flawed stamps in U.S. history sold for $825,000 to a New York man who bought it slightly cheaper than the record price another "Inverted Jenny" copy fetched at auction last month. The rare 1918 24-cent stamp, depicting an upside-down Curtis JN-4 biplane known as "Jenny," was sold privately this week to a Wall Street executive who did not want to be identified. Heritage Auction Galleries president Greg Rohan, who brokered the sale, said the buyer is the same collector who lost an auction last month in which another "Inverted Jenny" sold for $977,500....
  • 81-year-old Scotch sells for $54,000

    12/09/2007 1:30:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/9/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at this New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition. An anonymous collector bought the pricey potable at Christie's sale of wines and spirits on Saturday. The 100-lot auction sold a total of $304,800 worth of rare wine and liquor. The top lot was a collection of 729 bottles of whisky, which went for $102,000. The $54,000 bottle was distilled at Macallan in Scotland in 1926, bottled in 1986 and rebottled in 2002. Prohibition lasted from 1920 to 1933, but New York State did not allow auctions of spirits until...
  • Royal Navy Sells White Ensign As 'Cool' Brand

    08/15/2006 6:45:52 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 551+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-16-2006 | Stewart Payne
    Royal Navy sells White Ensign as 'cool' brand By Stewart Payne (Filed: 16/08/2006) The Royal Navy is selling its trademark White Ensign logo to appear on products ranging from clothes to computer games in what it says is an attempt market its "quality brand" to potential young recruits. The White Ensign could appear on clothing and computer games The Senior Service hopes that by licensing the use of images, including those of the Royal Marines Commandos, Fleet Air Arm and Submarine Service, on high street merchandise it will raise awareness of the Navy as a career prospect among a target...
  • Outcry In Germany As Anti-Semitic Film Sells Out (Turks)

    02/25/2006 6:02:52 PM PST · by blam · 139 replies · 2,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-26-2006 | Tony Paterson
    Outcry in Germany as anti-Semitic film sells out By Tony Paterson in Berlin (Filed: 26/02/2006) A virulently anti-Semitic film about the Iraq war has provoked a storm of protest in Germany after it sold out to cheering audiences from the country's 2.5 million-strong Turkish community. Valley of the Wolves, by the Turkish director Serdan Akar, shows crazed American GIs massacring innocent guests at a wedding party and scenes in which a Jewish surgeon removes organs from Iraqi prisoners in a style reminiscent of the Nazi death camp doctor Joseph Mengele. US soldiers storm a wedding party in a scene from...
  • Last Everglades Homesteader Relents, Sells

    01/13/2006 8:38:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,018+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/13/06 | AP
    NAPLES, Fla. - A homesteader leaving his Everglades land after years of fighting the state's claim on it is moving to a bigger, nicer house, but he mourns what he's lost. "I will never see the turkeys run up and down the road again," said Jesse Hardy, 70. "I will never see my deer feed in my yard again. ... I will never be able to freely do what I wanted to do." Hardy's land was the last of 19,000 parcels purchased by the state over the past two decades to help return the Everglades to its natural state. Most...
  • Ex-topless dancer sells a breast (but just one)

    03/03/2005 3:13:03 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 83 replies · 2,488+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 3-3-05 | From correspondents in Miami
    A FORMER topless dancer who was famously cleared of battering a Florida nightclub patron with her huge breasts, has shed her oversized silicone implants and put one of them up for auction on eBay. Tawny Peaks, as she was known professionally, said yesterday she had retrieved the implants from a box in her closet after watching a television program about bizarre items sold on the internet auction site. She said she would autograph the size 69-HH implant for the winner but would keep its mate. As of last night, the top bid was $US2300 ($2927).
  • Austrian firm sells 800 rifles to Iran

    02/09/2005 2:28:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 997+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/9/05 | George Jahn - AP
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Iran has contracted to buy hundreds of high-powered rifles from an Austrian firm, the company's owner said Wednesday. The sale drew an indirect rebuke from the United States, but Austrian government ministries said no laws were broken. Wolfgang Fuerlinger, head of Steyr Mannlicher GmbH, confirmed the deal between his company and Iranian authorities and said U.S. Embassy officials had expressed concerns the arms could make their way to Iraq for use against American troops. He said he could not confirm Austrian media reports that part of the order - 800 long-range semiautomatic rifles that can penetrate...