Saturday 24 March 2018

Olympics - let the sales begin

More than 10,000 official London 2012 items will be on sale in the UK by the time the Games begin.

The latest products are two Ambre Solaire sun creams in official Team GB packaging.

Garnier Ambre Solaire is now a London 2012 licensee.

London 2012 expects that its merchandising programme will bring in £80m (¤96.13m) as it works towards raising £2bn (¤2.40bn) from the private sector to stage the Games.

Worker dies in bean tragedy

A 56-year-old man was killed when he was buried under a 20-ft mound of pinto beans at a warehouse in eastern Colorado where he worked.

Raymond Segura Jr was pronounced dead at the Brush, Colorado, facility of the Kelley Bean Company after efforts to reach him alive were unsuccessful.

Dozens of rescue workers and even four inmates from the county jail spent an hour digging through a mound of the legumes to get to the trapped worker, but he was dead when crews reached him.

Sub-atomic speed dispute

European researchers say they have measured the speed of neutrinos and found the subatomic particles do not travel faster than light.

The results appear to disprove another team's measurements that astounded the science world last year by seeming to show neutrinos breaking the light speed barrier.

Nobel Prize winning physicist Carlo Rubbia says that his team's measurements indicate there was something "not quite right with the results" of the rival group.

Dam at fault in flood deaths

An investigation into last year's deadly floods in Australia has found that the operator of a dam that controlled the release of water from a swollen river breached its own protocols during the disaster.

The floods that swept across Queensland state in late 2010 and early 2011 killed 35 people, damaged or destroyed 30,000 homes and businesses. The finding leaves the operator vulnerable to legal action by flood victims.

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