2018.05.15

News Headlines - 15 May 2018

Tom Wolfe dies at 88

Tom Wolfe, the innovative journalist and author who wrote such best-selling masterpieces as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" has passed away.

Former Taiwan President Ma Found Guilty of Leaking Information - Bloomberg

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in jail for leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader could still avoid jail time by paying a fine or winning on appeal.

Off-duty cop fatally shoots gunman at her kids' school - ABC News

A off-duty police officer waiting to pick up her children at their school in Brazil shot an intruder, who later died at the hospital, officials said.
Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, was waiting for her children at Colégio Ferreira Master school in Sao Paolo when a man dressed in shorts and a dark hooded sweatshirt charged toward her and other parents with a pistol in his right hand.

Picasso 'accidentally' damaged, withdrawn from sale | AFP.com

A Picasso self-portrait estimated to be worth $70 million and due to go under the hammer in New York on Tuesday, has been "accidentally damaged" and withdrawn from auction, Christie's said.
The 1943 masterpiece called "The Marin" or "The Sailor" had been a highlight of Christie's marquee impressionist and modern evening art sale. According to US media, it belongs to former casino magnate Steve Wynn.

Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao to stand down

Vittorio Colao, who helped build Vodafone into one of the world’s largest telecommunications groups, will step down as its chief executive in October after a decade at the helm.
Nick Read, chief financial officer, has been promoted to the top job having been groomed as the preferred internal candidate. He joined Vodafone in 2001 and, before becoming CFO in 2014, led the UK business and was responsible for Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


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