Yet another winter storm wallops US

Australians  hold their breath as Cyclone Yasi nears It’s water in Queensland, but snow in the US: the latest storm, being called a megastorm by some, cut a north-south path that stretch down to Texas and up past Chicago, a city accustomed to snow that nevertheless saw its two airports shut down. NPR reports that […]

Cern’s antimatter detector buckles up at Geneva airport

Cern, AMS, international team 2010

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva airport was more than usually busy Wednesday 25 August, even for an end of holidays period, with the hubbub surrounding Cern’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) being packed onto a US Air Force Galaxy transport plane. The AMS flies to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday, where it will join […]

Houston student takes top Prix de Lausanne dance prize


Click on images to view larger Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Cristian Emanuel Amuchastegui, age 18, won the top prize at the 2010 Prix de Lausanne dance competition. He is from Argentina and has been studying at the Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy in Texas, USA. Amuchastegui also won the coveted prize as the audience’s favourite, […]

3bn barrels new oil discovered off coast of Texas

British oil company BP says it has discovered a new oil field, the largest find in recent years, some 250 miles southeast of Houston, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico. The company believes it has at least 3 billion barrels of oil. Financial Times, Guardian, Wikipedia

Stanford financial aide pleads guilty in $7 billion fraud

James Davis, former CFO of the Stanford Financial Group Co. pleaded guilty in a federal court in Houston, Texas 27 August to three felony counts of fraud. The former chief financial officer of Sir Alan Stanford’s company faces a possible 30 years in prison in a $7 billion investor swindle. He has been cooperating with […]

Transocean in Geneva gets new CEO


Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Transocean, the world’s largest offshore drilling company, has named Steven Newman as its new chief executive officer, replacing Robert Long, who will retire in the first quarter of 2010. Newman is the company’s president and chief operating officer. He has been with Transocean since 1994. The company, which moved its head […]