News Round Up

May 6, 2012

It won’t be a surprise to most people in the UK given the almost constant downpours that April brought us but last month is officially the wettest since records began and May has got off to a similar start with more heavy rains over the weekend.  Heavy rains are also predicted for the Bank Holiday.

Five men were arrested in the United States last week on suspicion of a bomb plot.  It is alleged that the men planned to bomb  the Route 82 Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge which crosses from Brecksville, Ohio to Sagamore Hills, Ohio over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, according to the complaint which was filed this week.

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” reached a record-breaking price at auction this week.  The iconic piece of art reached almost $120 million at a Sotheby’s auction On Wednesday night.  The winning bidder wishes to remain anonymous.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced this week that they had seized 47 million dollars worth of counterfeit goods at a flea market In Baltimore.  The huge haul included, DVDs, CDs and designer clothes.

Adam Yauch, better known by some as MCA from the Beastie Boys, has lost his fight against cancer.  His death was annonced on Friday and tributes continue to come in.  Away from the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch was a film-maker and activist.

If you fancy getting your hands on an eight-foot high  Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton then 20 May could be your lucky day provided you have a spare $875,000.  The skeleton goes on auction as part of Heritage’s  Natural History and Fine Minerals Signature Auction in New York and is expected to reach more than  $1,000,000.


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