Inside a nondescript office building in central London, a roomful of men and women sit at computer screens and talk over Skype with people in faraway places. Sharp-edged Cantonese fills the air, and a flat-screen TV emits a continuous din. It’s the chanting, singing Midlands crowd at Birmingham, England’s Villa Park Stadium: Liverpool at Aston Villa. The match has just kicked off.
Richard Wakeford, a professor at the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester, comments on the risks of nuclear radiation following the damage at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic plant. He made the remarks in a telephone interview today.
As the fine art market rebounds from a two-year slump, investors should consider what happened when two established appraisers were called upon to place a value on Hole and Vessel II, an abstract sculpture by Anish Kapoor .
Britain was still reeling from World War II in the early 1950s. Then came the coronation of a new queen, the conquest of Mt. Everest and, in May 1954, the breaking of the four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.
A group of nearly 150 lawmakers visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, after China and South Korea rebuked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for sending a traditional offering to the site that honors Japan’s war dead.