The Bloomberg Billionaires Index debuted this week, giving Forbes a run for their money. It’s a daily index of the world’s top twenty billionaires. Forbes will release their annual billionaires list on Wednesday.
Traditionally this has been Forbes territory and they will not be outdone. The company plans to rollout their own real-time rich index later this month. Check the source link for the Bloomberg Top 20. The same people will be on the Forbes list tomorrow. Source
Our new cardinal is still in Rome but will return to NYC on Tuesday one day before Ash Wednesday. Timothy Cardinal Dolan will see a few changes at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The green carpet on the steps leading to the bishop’s throne have been replaced with red, and the chair’s green velvet upholstery has been upgraded to red as well.
Dolan is one of 22 newly elevated cardinals who received a ring and a red hat during an early morning ceremony this Saturday. Cardinals use red to signify their willingness to shed their blood for the church. Source
Joran van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in a Peru prison last week, just days after pleading guilty to the murder of Stephany Flores in 2010.
In related news Natalee Hollaway was declared legally dead by an Alabama judge last week at the request of her father. The teen disappeared while vacationing in Aruba in 2005. She was last seen with van der Sloot.
Joran van der Sloot accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday, admitting that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010. Van der Sloot met Flores in a casino in Lima. Shortly afterward she was found beaten and strangled in his hotel room.
Van der Sloot is still the only suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, the American teen who disappeared while vacationing in Aruba in 2005. However, he has never been charged in that case. Flores was killed exactly five years after Holloway disappeared. Source