News Corp to replace Rupert Murdoch
The American board of News Corporation - the parent company of News International - has decided to replace Rupert Murdoch as the chief executive officer of his own media empire.
The decision has been made over fears that the 80-year-old tycoon would not be able to ward off attacks over avalanche of revelations about phone hacking within his UK newspaper empire.
According to the Bloomberg business news agency in the US, chief operating officer Chase Carey could take over from Murdoch at the helm of the troubled media giant, leaving Murdoch as just chairman.
Family friends said Murdoch is struggling to cope with the revelations about the phone hacking scandal.
"I just got a call an hour ago and Rupert wanted to tell me personally that he was not okay,” said Vicky Ward, a Vanity Fair contributor.
“His voice has been cracking and the people around him are very concerned, his children are very concerned. This is a man, who is more devastated than he has ever been in his entire 80 years.”
"Ever since he met with Milly Dowler the murdered girl's parents, he hasn't felt the same," she added.
Fines of £1,000 for leaving bin out too long
People who leave their wheelie bins out for too long could be fined £1,000 after a local authority claimed they posed a danger to blind people.
what are blind people doing leaving their homes?
The penalty, being considered by officials in Bedford, would be the largest ever imposed by a council related to the use of bins.
Letters warning of the fines have gone out to a number of homes in the borough who are deemed to be persistent offenders, despite the Government condemning such disproportionate punishments.
Householders have been told they run the risk of huge fines if they fail to remove their bins from the street within 24 hours of them being emptied.
According to the council the move is intended to make the streets safer for blind and partially sighted people who find the objects hazardous when left blocking pavements.
DOJ casts serious doubt on its own claims about the anthrax attack
By Glenn Greenwald
lissynote: if they let somone cream him, is that enough of a public flogging to stop the people of the world wanting blood......??
Rupert Murdoch attacked with shaving-cream pie over hacking scandal; Rebekah Brooks testifies
'Spain will recognize Palestinian state on 1967 lines'By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday that Spain has decided to recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines before September. A spanish diplomat told Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath that Spain would support making the state of Palestine a UN member.