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Watercooler Stories – May 31, 2012 – UPI.com

No naked kite-surfing for B.C. premier VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31 (UPI) — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says billionaire Richard Branson‘s suggestion she take part in some naked kite-surfing was not “very respectful.” Last week, when Branson was in town to promote Virgin Atlantic’s first London to Vancouver flight, …

Costa Concordia to be salvaged in 1 piece

MILAN (AP) — Salvage work to remove the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from its rocky perch off Tuscany, where 32 people died, will begin early next month and is expected to take a year, the Italian owner announced Saturday. The U.S.-owned company Titan Salvage won the bid to remove …

Watercooler Stories – December 21, 2011 – UPI.com

Rabbi’s dreidel collection hits 600 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21 (UPI) — Rabbi Sara Perman says her 600 dreidels, each telling the Hanukkah story of escape from Hellenistic oppression, will be displayed at her Pittsburgh-area home. The rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El Israel had been collecting dreidels since before her move to Greensburg, …