This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss cultural fragging and financial flashbacks. They also discuss Papandreou’s high frequency austerity measures for Greece. In the second half of the show Max talks to Ned Naylor-Leyland of Cheviot Asset Management about the latest developments in the silver manipulation case against JP Morgan.
France’s left-wing opposition struck a blow against embattled centre-right leader President Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes for re-election Sunday, winning a historic victory in a senatorial vote. Duration: 01:23
Northern Chile is preparing for the “Atacama Solar Challenge,” where thirty solar cars from seven countries will participate in the three-day 1060 km-race in the Atacama desert. The teams present their solar cars in front of La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago ahead of the race.
Declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, 2 Americans held for more than 2 years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, ending a diplomatic and personal ordeal with a sharp rebuke of the country that had imprisoned them.
The remains of extinct animals dating back to the Ice Age lie hidden beneath the permafrost of Russia’s Far East, Altai and the Southern Urals. The carcass of an ancient bison found in Magadan — one of the most extreme regions of Russia — has spent around 30,000 years in permafrost. It is much better preserved than Blue Baby, the famous mummified bison found in Alaska.
A new Russian gimmick called the Sleepbox might be the solution if you want a quick nap on the go. Sleepbox mini-hotels are to help exhausted adventurers at airports and railway stations — crowded and noisy places that are not so good for a nap. Two young Russian architects decided to change that with a Sleepbox — a soundproof and air conditioned mobile hotel room for a quick rest. And the demand for them is already booming. “We have requests from all over the world, even from the Fiji Islands. The nearest country installing it is Spain. I hope next year it will be sleeping in the Sleepbox,” shares architect Mikhail Krymov.Similar concept capsule hotels were invented in Japan some 30 years ago, but never became popular elsewhere.
And this neatly-designed comfort crib will cost you about $10 per hour of deserved rest. Hotel business experts say Sleepboxes could be a gold mine. “For transit passengers or foreign students even it’s a great idea. Taking into consideration always unpredictable transport collapses etc. They are much higher standard capsule hotels,” considers Aleksandr Lesnik, Hotel Consulting & Development Group The only Sleepbox installed so far already drawing attention of those traveling through Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international Airport.