30 [source: Daily Mail]. As Super Tuesday arrived on February 5, two major polls showed Clinton and Obama tied (41 percent), or Clinton with a lead over her rival (49 to 46 percent) [source: The Guardian]. With more than 1,600 of the 2,118 delegates needed to clinch the nomination up for grabs on one day, Super Tuesday could have done what it was designed to do: produce a clear front runner.
Perhaps with one eye on succession, Del Vecchio has made some sacrifices to Essilor, which counts among its suppliers, to get the deal through. Based on their pre deal market capitalisations, the Italian group would have had a 52 percent share of the new eyewear giant. By mid morning on Jan 16, the market had added 1.6 billion euros to Luxottica market capitalisation.
According to reports in the Pakistani press, two men riding a motorcycle fired shots at Sabri’s car. The singer was shot five times, including in the head. On Thursday, thousands of people gathered in Karachi, to throw rose petals at the ambulance that contained the singer’s coffin and to cluster near his home..
We found a young couple huddled together in the sculpture garden of fallen Soviet statues outside the House of Artists, paying homage to the stern visage of Feliks Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Soviet secret police. The monument had been pulled off its pedestal outside KGB headquarters in August 1991 in one of the signal moments of the revolution that spelled the end of the Soviet Union. But more and more these days, the curious who came to glance at the fallen spymaster were not democrats thrilled at his symbolic toppling but Russians like Sergei and Lena, who idolized the strong hands that ruled a state they were barely old enough to remember.
Jon Winkleman, another NSD board member wrote that “Another huge part of Rick Stafford’s DNC leadership was that he was open about his HIV positive status and his health struggles with other DNC members. When National Stonewall Democrats’ DNC Relations Committee attended DNC meetings and we schmoozed members at events to talk up Pride in the Party and NSD, a few straight DNC old timers brought up Stafford and said he was a ‘tough old bird’ and mentioned a few times it looked like he was going to succumb to HIV disease. Rick was probably the first person with HIV that many DNC members knew and that made the issue personal for many Democratic insiders.
Part of the trend can be attributed to the broader tough on crime and drug war policies pushed by politicians of both parties since at least the early 1980s, but part of the problem also lies with America’s political culture. Public officials’ decisions today to use force and the amount of force are as governed by political factors as by an honest assessment of the threat a suspect or group may pose. Over the years, both liberals and conservatives have periodically raised alarms over the government’s increasing willingness to use disproportionately aggressive force.