SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileBidders at a Christie’s auction resisted the dark side on Thursday, with an original Darth Vader costume dating from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back failing to sell in London.According to auction house officials, bidding for the lot whichincluded the iconic villain’s jet black helmet, mask and armour stopped at 150,000 (about $239,000 Cdn), failing to reach the reserveprice set by the unnamed owner.Though the exact reserve price was not revealed, it is typically an amount just under the minimum pre sale estimate.The costume had been expected to fetch between 160,000 and 230,000(about $255,000 to $367,000 Cdn) at Christie’s Popular Culture: Film andEntertainment sale on Thursday.Read more.What iconic movie memorabilia would you want to buy? How much would you be willing to pay? Let us know below.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this post.
Procter and Gamble has recently placed increasing emphasis on getting close to market technology from its partners but using its channel strength and marketing expertise to ensure the greatest impact in the marketplace. Its Mr Clean Magic Eraser is based on a technology developed by BASF, the German chemicals company. While honouring BASF, P V P of Purchasing Rick Hughes said: “P is at our best when we have fostered relationships with our external business partners that enable collaboration in achieving our mutual goals, addressing challenges and delivering ongoing innovation.”.
Hurwitz, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Maxxam, made $15,645,237 in one year. Anthony G. Petrello, President and COO of Nabors Industries, made $14,760,659 in one year. In 2011, Sudan saw a huge chunk of its land mass secede to form Africa’s newest state, South Sudan. Ethiopia’s support for the former rebels of South Sudan (currently embroiled in a power struggle of their own) was instrumental in forcing Sudan Egypt’s loyal ally to accept the divorce. An international warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir in connection with the conflict in Darfur has made the country an international pariah.
In the early days of stock car racing, very few teams had sponsors. If they did, it would be an “in kind” deal, where a company would provide tools or equipment in exchange for a sticker or mention of the company’s name by the driver. But ever since sponsorship took hold in the 1970s, it’s next to impossible to run races without corporate backing.