Surnames http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24559/all en Brazilian prostitutes keen to 'learn the lingo' for 2014 World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazilian-prostitutes-keen-learn-the-lingo-2014-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Prostitutes in the Brazilian city of B elo Horizonte are signing up in droves for free language classes in order to be ready for a barrage of foreign visitors to the tropical country during the 2014 soccer World Cup.</p> <p>The women join many others in Brazilian society, from politicians to construction workers, who are racing the clock to prepare 12 host cities throughout the nation for the international soccer championship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazilian-prostitutes-keen-learn-the-lingo-2014-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> São Paulo Surnames Vieira Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731896 at http://www.globalpost.com French employers, unions split over labour reform bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/french-employers-unions-split-over-labour-reform-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - French employers will consider some concessions in labour reform talks on Thursday but remain opposed to a key union demand to raise welfare charges on short-term contracts, their chief said as negotiations entered a final stretch.</p> <p>President Francois Hollande has called on business leaders and worker groups to strike a "historic deal" to overhaul France's labour market, helping firms to adjust their wage burden in a downturn and giving workers more job security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/french-employers-unions-split-over-labour-reform-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Mouvement des Entreprises de France Parisot Social Issues Surnames Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732568 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Maple Leafs' Lupul breaks forearm, out six weeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nhl-maple-leafs-lupul-breaks-forearm-out-six-weeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Toronto Maple Leafs All-Star left wing Joffrey Lupul will miss at least six weeks after breaking his right forearm, the National Hockey League team said on Thursday.</p> <p>Lupul, who recently signed a five-year, $26 million contract, was injured during Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Penguins when a shot by team mate Dion Phaneuf struck him in front of the net.</p> <p>"He's a huge part of our team up front, and it's terrible when you lose a guy like that," Phaneuf told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/nhl-maple-leafs-lupul-breaks-forearm-out-six-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lupul National Hockey League Surnames Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739159 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia 'spares Philippines death-row convict' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/saudi-arabia-spares-philippines-death-row-convict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saudi Arabia has spared one of two Filipino men sentenced to death by beheading for separate killings, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay said Friday.</p> <p>Rodelio "Dondon" Lanuza is expected to walk free after more than 12 years in prison following the Saudi government's decision to pay 2.3 million rials ($614,000) in indemnity to the victim's kin, Binay announced on television.</p> <p>Binay, who said he had personally lobbied for Lanuza's freedom, added the balance of the $860,000 settlement sought by the victim's kin was raised by the convict's family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/saudi-arabia-spares-philippines-death-row-convict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Binay Business Labor Law Social Issues Surnames AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742594 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-West Indies v Australia - first ODI scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-west-indies-v-australia-first-odi-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PERTH, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Scoreboard after Australia defeated West Indies by nine wickets in the first one-day international at the WACA on Friday. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. West Indies innings C. Gayle c Finch b McKay 4 K. Powell c Clarke b Starc 11 R. Sarwan b Starc 0 Darren Bravo c Clarke b Faulkner 11 Dwayne Bravo c Hughes b Starc 0 K. Pollard b Starc 0 D. Thomas c Clarke b Faulkner 3 D.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-west-indies-v-australia-first-odi-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in Australia McKay Surnames Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:46:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742598 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russia and UN play down report of four-way Syria talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-russian-diplomat-plays-down-report-syria-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Syrian opposition source says four-way talks set for Munich</p> <p>* Russian diplomat says meeting not on Lavrov's agenda</p> <p>* U.N. official says no plan for Brahimi to hold broad meeting (Adds comment from U.N. official and Russian diplomatic source)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Moscow and the United Nations played down reports that Syria's opposition leader would hold a joint meeting with the U.N. Syria envoy and officials from the United States and Russia at a security conference in Munich on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-russian-diplomat-plays-down-report-syria-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Russia Lavrov Middle East Politics of Syria Surnames Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:16:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742982 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist stretchered off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nba-bobcats-kidd-gilchrist-stretchered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd- Gilchrist was stretchered off the court with a concussion Saturday after a scary collision with a teammate during an NBA game against the Houston Rockets.</p> <p>Kidd-Gilchrist, 19, was hurt early in the fourth quarter while attempting to block a fastbreak layup by Toney Douglas. Teammate Jeff Taylor -- also trying to block Douglas -- appeared to catch him in the back of the head with either his hip or knee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nba-bobcats-kidd-gilchrist-stretchered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gilchrist Surnames AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744364 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-alabama-hostage-standoff-ends-child-safe-gunman-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details from late news briefing)</p> <p>By Sharon Reich and Verna Gates</p> <p>MIDLAND CITY, Ala., Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities stormed an underground bunker in rural Alabama on Monday, rescuing a 5-year-old boy held hostage for nearly a week and leaving his kidnapper dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-alabama-hostage-standoff-ends-child-safe-gunman-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dykes Federal Bureau of Investigation Gunman Jimmy Lee Dykes Law Law enforcement in the United States Surnames Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745858 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI used camera to monitor Alabama kidnapper in bunker -reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fbi-used-camera-monitor-alabama-kidnapper-bunker-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Verna Gates</p> <p>MIDLAND CITY, Ala., Feb 5 (Reuters) - Authorities used a hidden camera to watch a man holding a boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama and moved in to rescue the child after the suspect was seen holding a gun and looking agitated, according to news reports on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/fbi-used-camera-monitor-alabama-kidnapper-bunker-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dykes Jimmy Lee Dykes Surnames Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:46:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746660 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds mourn at funeral of South Africa gang rape victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/hundreds-mourn-at-funeral-south-africa-gang-rape-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds of grieving South Africans attended the funeral on Saturday of a 17-year-old girl whose brutal gang-rape and murder stirred national outrage.</p> <p>The killing of Anene Booysen, who was mutilated and left to die in a small town in the Western Cape, echoed the gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus last year, and has focused attention on South Africa's high rates of sex crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/hundreds-mourn-at-funeral-south-africa-gang-rape-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Booysen Social Issues South Africa Surnames Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 16:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751113 at http://www.globalpost.com Lacoste and Gurung lift snowy New York http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/lacoste-and-gurung-lift-snowy-new-york <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The sun returned to Manhattan after a severe storm Saturday and New York Fashion Week had reasons to celebrate of its own, with a futuristic Lacoste show and a stylishly militaristic vision from Prabal Gurung impressing on the catwalks.</p> <p>After two days in alarm over the gathering blizzard, fashionistas surveyed the snow blanketing the city and were not only relieved that they'd survived, but declared they loved the look.</p> <p>"We were in a very white mood... it's a sheer delight!" Alexandre de Betak told AFP after the Lacoste show at Lincoln Center.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/lacoste-and-gurung-lift-snowy-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nepalese people Prabal Gurung Surnames AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751440 at http://www.globalpost.com Alexander Wang works magic at New York fashion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/alexander-wang-works-magic-at-new-york-fashion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alexander Wang, the precocious designer chosen to head the venerable Balenciaga, did not disappoint his legions of admirers at New York Fashion Week, presenting a sophisticated and occasionally humorous collection Saturday.</p> <p>In the sumptuous Cunard Building down in Manhattan's financial district, the 29-year-old Californian designer of Taiwanese descent sent out about 40 models in single or two-color outfits.</p> <p>The music on the runway was "Eye of the Tiger," of "Rocky" boxing film fame, but instead of Sylvester Stallone's boxing gloves, there were huge black fur mittens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/alexander-wang-works-magic-at-new-york-fashion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Gurung Sports Surnames AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751523 at http://www.globalpost.com Mother says kidnapper cared, cooked for son in Alabama bunker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mother-says-kidnapper-cared-cooked-son-alabama-bunker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Colleen Jenkins</p> <p>Feb 13 (Reuters) - The mother of the Alabama boy who was kidnapped from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days said on Wednesday she had not been allowed to speak with him during his captivity and worried that he would think she had abandoned him.</p> <p>Jennifer Kirkland said in an interview on "The Dr. Phil Show" that she had found some comfort in knowing that her son Ethan's abductor had cooked him chicken meals and asked law enforcement to fetch a red toy car he said the boy missed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mother-says-kidnapper-cared-cooked-son-alabama-bunker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dykes Entertainment Ethan Gilman Jennifer Kirkland Surnames Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755139 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lawmaker's body found in barrel of cement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/russian-lawmakers-body-found-in-barrel-of-cement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The body of a kidnapped Russian lawmaker has been found in a cement-filled barrel in a cellar outside Moscow, investigators said Monday.</p> <p>"The body of Mikhail Pakhomov, a lawmaker from Lipetsk city council, has been found in one of the cellars of a private garage in a metal barrel filled with cement," the Investigative Committee said in a statement.</p> <p>"Investigators have gathered enough evidence to establish the violent nature of Pakhomov's death," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/russian-lawmakers-body-found-in-barrel-of-cement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surnames AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:02:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758785 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lawmaker's body found in barrel of cement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/russian-lawmakers-body-found-barrel-cement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The body of a kidnapped Russian lawmaker has been found in a cement-filled barrel in a cellar outside Moscow in suspected retribution for unpaid debts, investigators said Monday.</p> <p>"The body of Mikhail Pakhomov, a lawmaker from Lipetsk city council, has been found in one of the cellars of a private garage in a metal barrel filled with cement," the Investigative Committee said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/russian-lawmakers-body-found-barrel-cement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakhomov Surnames Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759047 at http://www.globalpost.com