After a year’s absence the Big Day Out is returning to Auckland, in new quarters. The first lineup announcement for the January 17 festival is due on August 1, organisers said today
Grammy-award winning hip hop artist Will.i.am jetted into Auckland for a company party last night, but he’s not going home without leaving something behind.
At a San Francisco event last September, Research in Motion the company whose BlackBerry phones rank among the most iconic gizmos of all time announced its first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook.
It took just a couple of days for Admiral Thad Allen to realize how disastrous the well blowout at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig would prove to be. On April 20 last year, the well being drilled by the BP-owned rig suddenly kicked back, spurting oil and gas up the drilling pipe and setting the Deepwater Horizon aflame in the Gulf of Mexico.
I’m Irish. OK, I don’t sport any shamrock tattoos, and you have to go back to my great, great grandmother to find a relative who was born on the Emerald Isle
Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov faced off again in Spain on Tuesday, 25 years after their epic first world championship battle in Moscow, in what organizers are calling a “historic revenge match.” Revenge or not, the past chess champs will receive undisclosed sums for playing the three-day, 12-game match in the eastern port city of Valencia. There will be no additional cash prize for the winner of the exhibition event, which the regional Valencia government is organizing under the title “Valencia, cradle of modern chess,” event spokesman Rafa Carretero told CNN.
The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.
Political tension over the deadly riots that struck northwest China has spilled into an unlikely venue: the Melbourne International Film Festival. Three Chinese directors announced they were pulling their works from the event to protest the inclusion of a documentary about a Uighur activist. The Uighurs are a Turkic speaking, largely Islamic minority group concentrated in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.
Fans of Michael Jackson will have one last chance to say goodbye to the departed pop star on Tuesday with a televised celebratory memorial service at LA’s Staples Center, simulcast at the nearby Nokia Theater.
When times are tough, the old business adage goes, it’s important not to look desperate. And, what with declining readership, loss of ad revenue and an increasingly crowded field of competitors, things are deeply grim for newspapers.