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Friday, March 15, 2013

FERC Lacks Power to Regulate Futures Contracts, Court Rules



... in off-exchange derivatives, regulators said. Amaranth lost $6.6 billion betting on the price of natural gas. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund that once controlled half of the gas market collapsed in 2006. In August 2009, the company ...

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-MJPJAY6K511L01-01NFMF2N3PH1MCKK058OKT4CR4

Musicians from Marlboro Kick Off Second Tour of the 2012-2013 Season in New York City



... and Gabriel Cabezas, cello. The MFM group will be presented in New York City by the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, in Greenwich, CT by the Greenwich Public Library, in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, in Washington D.C. by the ...

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10538083.htm

Pictures: Class M Boys Final, Valley Regional Vs. Weston



Collection of pictures from the Class M boys high school basketball championship between Valley Regional-Deep River and Weston on Friday, March 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

http://www.courant.com/sports/boys-basketball/hc-class-m-boys-final-pg-20130315,0,1967187.photogallery

Conservative event interrupted by race argument: reports



An event aimed at helping Republicans reach out to black voters devolved into arguments over race on Friday at an influential gathering of conservative activists, according to media reports.

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-republicans-cpac-racebre92e164-20130315,0,5719589.story

U.N.'s Ban to name Ireland's Robinson as key Africa envoy: diplomats



U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council he plans to name former Irish President Mary Robinson as his envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region to oversee a peace deal aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Congo , diplomats said on Friday.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-congo-democratic-un-robinsonbre92e15c-20130315,0,3331340.story

Brazil names new agriculture, labor and aviation ministers



Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed new ministers for agriculture, civil aviation and labor on Friday, the presidential office said, in a Cabinet shuffle that left her economic team intact.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-brazil-cabinetbre92e15j-20130315,0,3837730.story

Kate Middleton, Prince William cozy up during horse race



Middleton, 31, who now goes by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her hubby, the Duke of Cambridge, headed about 120 miles west of London for Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/la-et-mg-kate-middleton-coat-cheltenham-horse-race-20130315,0,4800842.story

Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman reportedly back together



Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are reportedly back together again, after surprising folks with a separation that went public in October.

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/la-et-mg-danny-devito-rhea-perlman-back-together-20130315,0,6153116.story

Walter E. Grierson, 72, Longtime Greenwich Firefighter



Grierson was born in Greenwich on Feb. 6, 1941, to Thomas Grierson and Jane Merry.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/walter-e-grierson-72-longtime-greenwich-firefighter

Teacher appreciation nights: Curtain Call stages "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"



... Hartog and Juliet Kimble of Westport, Emily Hughes of New Haven, Julia Foodman of Wilton, Avrey Carifa of Old Greenwich, Sasha Blue Krivosky of Clinton, Scott Faubel of White Plains, N.Y., Mario Fuentes of Port Chester, N.Y., Kevin Rishel of ...

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Teacher-appreciation-nights-Curtain-Call-stages-4358066.php

FERC Lacks Power to Regulate Futures Contracts, Court Rules



... in off-exchange derivatives, regulators said. Amaranth lost $6.6 billion betting on the price of natural gas. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund that once controlled half of the gas market collapsed in 2006. In August 2009, the company ...

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-MJPJAY6K511L01-6BRTRQLGN2LDIR562HAM6NJRMU

Blyth falls on disappointing 4Q, weak outlook Blyth's stock tumbled...



... Blyth anticipates 2013 earnings between $1.70 and $1.85 per share. Its 2012 earnings were $2.55 per share. The Greenwich, Conn. company said that the year-over-year comparison reflects expectations for a single-digit revenue decline and projected ...

http://www.news.net/article/196285/Business/?

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week



... following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings. Aviv REIT Inc. - Chicago, 13.2 million shares, priced $18 to $20, managed ...

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/initial-public-offerings-scheduled-to-debut-next-week-198494631.html

U.S. exempts Syria's opposition forces from sanctions



The U.S. government said Friday it would allow American citizens, companies and banks to send money to Syrian opposition forces struggling to topple President Bashar al-Assad . The Treasury Department move exempts Syrian rebels from broad U.S. sanctions against aid to Syria imposed at the beginning of the 2-year-old government crackdown on ... (more)

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-syria-crisis-usa-sanctionsbre92e0tp-20130315,0,3444240.story

Federal court rejects CIA's denial of drone strikes as 'fiction'



WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Friday that it will no longer accept the "fiction" from the Obama administration's lawyers that the CIA has no interest or documents that describe drone strikes.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/la-pn-court-cia-drone-20130315,0,4448470.story

President Obama at Argonne National Laboratory



President Obama plans to announce Friday at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago that he will ask Congress to create an energy security trust to fund research into alternatives to gasoline, according to senior White House officials.

http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/chi-1301315-president-obama-argonne-national-laboratory-pictures,0,5163333.photogallery

Device keeps liver "alive" outside body in medical first



A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human being on a newly-developed machine and then successfully transplanted into patients in a medical world first.

http://www.courant.com/health/sns-rt-us-liver-device-transplantbre92e0si-20130315,0,3473360.story

What To Do: Rhythms of Grace, Maple Syrup Celebration



... The Farms Country Club and several other local courses, a weekend away on Martha's Vineyard and a number of Greenwich Workshop prints and collectibles. Darien: 'The 39 Steps' Play at Darien Arts Center Where: Darien Arts Center , behind Darien Town ...

http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/what-to-do-rhythms-of-grace-maple-syrup-celebration

Luck of the Irish: There's Plenty To Do This Weekend



... The Farms Country Club and several other local courses, a weekend away on Martha's Vineyard and a number of Greenwich Workshop prints and collectibles. Brookfield: Auditions, Callbacks for RENT Where: The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts , 182 ...

http://greenwich.patch.com/articles/luck-of-the-irish-there-s-plenty-to-do-this-weekend

Hollande: France has guarantees from Syrian rebels on weapons



French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he had received guarantees from the Syrian opposition that any future arms delivered to them in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad would end up in the right hands.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-syria-crisis-hollandebre92e0k7-20130315,0,2200277.story

South African bus crash kills 22, toll could rise



At least 22 people were killed in South Africa on Friday when a double-decker bus crashed into the side of a mountain while navigating the dangerous Hex River Pass 140 km northeast of Cape Town, police said.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-safrica-accidentbre92e0jv-20130315,0,5921103.story

Greek anarchists claim small blast at Athens courier firm



A Greek anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a makeshift bomb that went off at a local courier company in Athens this week, smashing windows but causing no injuries.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-greece-blast-courierbre92e0kg-20130315,0,3238560.story

February industrial output rises on manufacturing rebound



Industrial production rose more than expected in February on a rebound in manufacturing, showing the economy continues to gain momentum in 2013.

http://www.courant.com/business/sns-rt-us-usa-economy-outputbre92e0k1-20130315,0,7613610.story

What's Up This Weekend: Wooden Egg Painting, Maple Syrup Celebration



... The Farms Country Club and several other local courses, a weekend away on Martha's Vineyard and a number of Greenwich Workshop prints and collectibles. Brookfield: Auditions, Callbacks for RENT Where: The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts , 182 ...

http://southbury.patch.com/articles/whats-up-this-weekend-wooden-egg-painting-maple-syrup-celebration

What To Do In Greenwich This Weekend



GREENWICH, Conn. Here's a look at some events happening in Greenwich this weekend.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/events/what-do-greenwich-weekend-22

Greenwich Town Party Adds Free Events To Lineup



GREENWICH, Conn. More people than ever will get to enjoy the annual Greenwich Town Party this year after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a "satellite" party location that will be free of charge to the public at a meeting Thursday.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/events/greenwich-town-party-adds-free-events-lineup

Syria threatens to strike at rebels in Lebanon



Syria has warned it may strike at rebels hiding in neighboring Lebanon if the Lebanese army does not act, as its patience "is not unlimited", the state news agency SANA said on Friday.

http://www.courant.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-syria-crisisbre92e09j-20130315,0,5757864.story

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