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  • ‘The Fappening 3’: Nude Photos of Cara Delevingne, Anna Kendrick and Others Leak Online

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    Anastasiya Vanyukevich
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    A new round of photos of nude celebrities leaked online.
  • World loses over half its wildlife

    CNN.com - World
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.
  • MUST SEE: Emily Ratajkowski poses topless [PHOTO]

    CANONCLAST
    Mindy Astoria
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Emily Ratajkowski, the naked model from Robin Thicke’s infamous “Blurred Lines” video, uploaded two topless photos to her Instagram page over the weekend (see one below), seemingly for no other reason than to remind us she’s the naked model from Robin Thicke’s infamous “Blurred Lines” video. Hey, but we’re not complaining.
  • New York inspector fighting back the fat… cops that is [VIDEO]

    CANONCLAST
    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    These cops need to be a little more gut-less. A waddling group of NYPD officers has gotten so out of shape that their commander forced them to chip in for a room full of exercise equipment to shed some pounds, The Post reports. Some officers at the Community Affairs Division have ballooned to nearly 300 pounds — and are in no condition to ever chase down a suspect if called upon to do so, sources said. “They are mostly all pathetically fat,” a source said. “They get heavy on the job . . . There’s a lot of sitting around and eating Twinkies at your desk.” To fight the fat,…
  • Climate change more of a risk to the Greenland Ice Sheet than thought

    Environmental News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide. In addition to assessing the impact of the increasing levels of meltwater created and spilled into the ocean each year as the climate continues to warm, the new model also takes into account the role that the soft, spongy ground beneath the ice sheet plays in its…
 
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  • Asian stocks retreat on HK protests

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Asian stocks are headed for their fourth straight day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
  • California mayor dies after shooting

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Daniel Crespo, mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, was shot dead and his wife taken into custody following an argument at the couple's home.
  • Inheritance changes come into force

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
  • Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
  • First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta

    Carol D. Leonnig
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident. Read full article >>
  • From shaming to semi-stalking, Democrats flood inboxes for last-minute campaign cash

    Ed O’Keefe
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    “Absolute meltdown.” “Kiss any hope goodbye.” “We’re done. Go home. Give up.” The lyrics to a moody ballad? A depressing Facebook page? No, these are actual subject lines from a series of frantic e-mail messages sent to Democratic donors in recent days. Read full article >>
  • Editorial: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement

    Editorial Board
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    IT’S HARD not to be inspired by the images of crowds in the center of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating in favor of democracy, their unlikely symbol not a clenched fist but an open umbrella. But it’s also difficult not to remember the similar mass demonstrations that filled Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 25 years ago and how those ended. The pessimistic consensus in and outside China is that the Communist party leadership of Xi Jinping, which has adopted a hard line against political dissent, is likely to forcibly crush this protest movement if it persists, just as the last one was…
  • As Ebola confirmed in U.S., CDC vows: ‘We’re stopping it in its tracks’

    Mark Berman, J. Freedom du Lac, Elahe Izadi, Brady Dennis
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Months after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history began ravaging West African countries, a man who flew from Liberia to Dallas became the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. Health officials stressed that they are confident they can control this situation and keep the virus from spreading in the U.S. Read full article >>
  • In Modi’s visit to MLK memorial, a touch of diplomatic poetry

    Carol Morello, Katie Zezima
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    It was a moment of sheer diplomatic poetry. When President Obama showed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Tuesday, history seemed to come full circle. Many Indians take pride in the fact that King drew much inspiration from Mohandas Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolence and civil disobedience. And here was America’s first black president, a living embodiment of King’s dream, showing an Indian leader the monument to King’s struggle. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • The Eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    On Saturday, Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupted without warning, surprising several hundred nearby hikers. Plumes of volcanic gas and ash overtook the fleeing hikers and buried nearby lodges and outbuildings. Though most of the people on Mount Ontake that day were able to escape. 40 suffered significant injuries and at least 36 bodies have been found so far, according to Japanese authorities. More than 24 bodies remain at the summit, and recovery crews have been unable to return, wary of more activity from Ontake as tremors continue to shake the region. [19 photos] Climbers descend Mount…
  • Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Hong Kong's Central District

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, the semi-autonomous city has operated under a "one country, two systems" formula, allowing a limited democracy. In August, the Chinese government announced plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections, virtually assuring only pro-Beijing politicians would be on the ballots. Student groups and pro-democracy supporters have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the limitations and to demand universal suffrage. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have occupied Hong Kong's Central District, bringing parts of the city to a standstill.
  • Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    This week, images of a storm cloud over Sydney, synchronized swimmers at the Asian Games, multiple scenes from in and around Syria, a city in Sierra Leone locked down to fight ebola, effigies of demon king Ravana in India, and much more. [35 photos] Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at a local…
  • The Alberta Tar Sands

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil. These bitumen deposits require a lot of effort to extract, recover, and pre-process before the oil can be sent to conventional refineries. Most of the current extraction process takes place in open-pit mines, with massive machinery scraping up the tarry sandstone and moving it to facilities for processing. As the name "tar sands", or oil sands, implies, the heavy crude is found mixed in with sand, clay,…
  • Fall Is in the Air

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and of course, spectacular foliage. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year's autumn…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Behold the glory that is pepperoni pizza cake

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If there are two things Americans don't need more of, it's pizza and cake, so why not take the best of both worlds and combine them into pepperoni pizza cake?
  • 5 fun facts about squirrels to gnaw on

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Once upon a time, you could depend on bees being Mother Nature's faithful little buddy, but in light of the impending doom that is Colony Collapse Disorder we must take comfort in the ever presence of other creatures, such as the lowly squirrel.
  • Hypothesis: all Pixar movies are connected [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There's been a theory circulating around the internet for some time now that essentially argues that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe, but at different times. This video uses footage from the films and voiceover to make the argument, which is easier to digest and more entertaining than reading nerdy stuff on forums, right?
  • Grow your own undead with zombie Chias!

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Why wait for the zombie apocalypse when you can grow one right in the comfort of your own home?
  • Turning the tables on cat-callers [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What if women catcalled men? This video turns the tables on cat-callers and the results...are not pretty.
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    Radio Times

  • Nicholas Kristof’s “In A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity”

    Susan Greenbaum
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Nicholas Kristof In a new book, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist NICHOLAS KRISTOF and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, highlight people and organizations around the world that are making a difference. In A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, Kristof and WuDunn profile regular people solving problems like pollution, child hunger, sex trafficking, and AIDS. In fact, they write about the Philadelphia organization, the Springboard Collaborative, which gives educational support to disadvantaged kids. Kristof comes in this hour to talk to guest host…
  • New York Times columnist Charles Blow on his new memoir

    Susan Greenbaum
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Charles Blow When he was a young boy, New York Times columnist CHARLES BLOW was sexually assaulted by an older cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is about how Blow came to terms with the emotional and psychic toll of abuse. It’s a complicated and touching story about sexual identity, growing up African-American in Louisiana, and how one man overcame despair, ostracism and victimhood to achieve his own measure of personal and professional success.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Axing Hindsight and Rear Vision would be historically shortsighted

    Michelle Arrow, Associate Professor in modern history at Macquarie University
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    With little national history programming at the ABC, Hindsight and Rear Vision are precious. Allan FosterLast week it was widely reported that several of the ABC’s best-known programs on television and radio may be axed. Among those under threat is the ABCs only program solely devoted to history across all channels and stations, RN’s Hindsight. Rear Vision, which places contemporary events in their historical context, is also under threat. If those proposals are carried out, there will be no regular history programs on “our” ABC. The ABC’s Charter states it must broadcast programs…
  • The off-topic Conversation #12

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know each other and talk about news elsewhere and whatever else strikes your fancy. This is also an opportunity to discuss broader issues about The Conversation, including moderation, community standards and editorial decisions. These threads will be read by Conversation staff, however we will keep our commenting to a minimum so that this can be your space. Our community standards still apply…
  • The Gaza bloodshed demands a proper process of accountability

    Anthony Billingsley, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and International Studies at UNSW Australia
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Investigations of the death and destruction wrought upon Gaza's civilian neighbourhoods must be independent of the warring Israeli and Palestinian forces. EPA/Mohammed SaberWith the August 26 ceasefire between Israeli and Palestinian forces holding, both sides have resumed their relentless pursuit of political advantage. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Chairman Khaled Meshaal have come under wide-ranging criticism for their roles in the latest carnage in Gaza. Perhaps the only thing that will unite the squabbling parties is…
  • It's too simple to argue lack of supply pushes up house prices

    Danika Wright, Lecturer in Finance at University of Sydney
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Animal spirits: the Reserve Bank will be asked to explain itself on what is means by macroprudential tools. AAP/Dan PeledIs there a national housing supply problem? No, but there is a problem of access to affordable housing in certain regions. Last month, Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn Stevens commented on the need for “animal spirits” to respond to the exceptionally accommodative monetary policy setting and boost the supply of housing. More than 12 months have passed since the RBA last adjusted the cash rate to the current record low of 2.5%. This has stimulated investor demand,…
  • Use your illusion: how to trick yourself and others into eating less

    Stephen S Holden, Associate professor at O.P. Jindal Global University
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We know that bigger portions lead us to eat more but portions that appear bigger have a reverse effect. Stephen Holden, Author providedScience has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less. While many such fat-fighting claims are fake, this idea is that a fiction can have a real effect. We know that bigger portions lead us to eat more (bite-sized version here), but portions that appear bigger have a reverse effect. Visual illusions have long fascinated humans but mostly…
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    The Big Picture

  • Hong Kong protesters refuse to leave

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Protests in Hong Kong continue after tens of thousands of people defied calls for them to dismantle their camps and return home. Demonstrations fanned out to more neighborhoods after police tried to disperse crowds using batons and tear gas early Monday morning. Riot police later withdrew. The pro-democracy protesters are angry at China for limiting their choice in Hong Kong's 2017 leadership elections. Demonstrators used umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas overnight and to ward off the sweltering sun as they continued their sit-in throughout the day. That gave rise to the…
  • The Natural World: September

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Natural World is a monthly post that showcases photography depicting animals (sometimes in man-made habitats) and environments across the planet. --Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total) A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand, Sept 9. An estimated population of 30 to 35 Bryde's whales are commonly seen along the upper Gulf of Thailand coastlines, between March and October. The Bryde's whale is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which prohibits international trade of any parts of the animal.
  • Asian Games 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The games are well underway in Incheon, South Korea, with athletes from 45 nations competing in more events and sports -- such as kabaddi, wushu, and sepak takraw -- than at the Summer Olympics. The event wraps up with closing ceremonies on Oct. 4. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Japan's Masanori Hayashi (left) strikes the ball against South Korea's Im An-Soo in the men's team sepak takraw preliminary match during the 2014 Asian Games at Bucheon Gymnasium in Bucheon, east of Incheon, on Sept. 24. (Jung Yron-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Syrian Kurdish refugees flooding into Turkey

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    At least 130,000 refugees have poured into Turkey over the past three days, escaping an Islamic State offensive in Syria. On Friday, Turkey reopened its border but forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. --Thea Breite (20 photos total) Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP)
  • Images from NASA

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A collection of images released by NASA gives us a look from above and beyond earth. Amazing technology allows us to view our world in ways we could never imagine. --Leanne Burden Seidel (10 photos total) An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection on Sept. 10. The flare lasted longer than usual and sent out a burst of radiation into space. A darker wave of material was propelled across part of the Sun's surface. Images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. (NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List?

    Stefan Fatsis
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    In the 1980s, when Brian Sheppard created a computer program that played Scrabble, he typed in a lot of words—more than 100,000 of them, from the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. His program, Maven, revolutionized how expert players thought about and played Scrabble. (It also beat them.) Sheppard continued to update his software by hand until 1996, when a Scrabble player who helped assemble the third edition of the OSPD gave him the words via a digital file. Electronic word lists have circulated freely ever since.
  • The Democrats’ War at Home

    John Dickerson
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Sens. Mark Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, and Kay Hagan all serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. With national security in the headlines, that position could give them standing to speak with authority about terrorist threats and what they believe the United States should do to respond to them. But at the moment when the president’s response to the threat from ISIS is being criticized, and approval of his handling of foreign affairs is low (at only 34 percent), being a member from the same party with responsibility for national security issues may be a liability. 
  • Ebola Was Already Here

    Tara C. Smith
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday the first diagnosis of Ebola in a person in the United States. The man was admitted to a hospital in Dallas after traveling from West Africa. In August, infectious disease specialist Tara C. Smith wrote about how the United States stops the spread of diseases that are similar to Ebola. The original article is below.
  • True Tales of Andy Warhol’s Sex Couch

    Mike Pesca
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Listen to Episode 104 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Goodbye, Tough Guy

    Chris Laskowski
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    When the University of Michigan hired Brady Hoke in 2011, the Wolverines’ new coach could not stop talking about toughness. “We're gonna have a foundation of toughness, knocking guys off the ball, because that's how football is played,” he said in an early interview. “Toughness, running the football, stopping the run,” he explained in a press conference, are the characteristics of the teams he’s coached.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Our First Dive Into the New Open Payments System

    ProPublica
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    by Charles Ornstein The federal government unveiled data Tuesday detailing 4.4 million payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The launch of the so-called Open Payments website, mandated under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, was far from glitch-free: Some users encountered long delays and sometimes error messages trying to access its seven data tables. Also, the site didn't provide consumers with an easy-to-use lookup tool, a single place to search for a doctor's name and see all results across data files. It will take a while to…
  • Expert: Unlikely That Suspect in Patz Case Understood His Rights Before Confessing

    ProPublica
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    by Joe Sexton "You have the right to remain silent." "You have the right to a lawyer." The instructions – given by police every day and simulated on television seemingly every night – appear straightforward enough. In truth, what are known as Miranda warnings have been the subject of legal combat for decades – over how and when they are given, and if and how they are understood. The latest fierce and complex legal sparring on these questions unfolded on Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, as a judge heard evidence in one of New York City's most prominent recent murder…
  • What to be Wary of in the Govt’s New Site Detailing Industry Money to Docs

    ProPublica
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. The government's release today of a trove of data detailing drug and device companies' payments to doctors has been widely hailed as a milestone for transparency. But it is also something else: a very limited window into the billions in industry spending. Before you dive in and search your doctor, here are five caveats to keep in mind.  * The data doesn’t cover all payments. The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, called for the first public release of this data 18 months ago.
  • California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

    ProPublica
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    by Michael Grabell California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill holding the state's employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. With the new law, California will have some of the country's farthest-reaching protections for temporary workers, among the fastest growing and most vulnerable segments of the workforce. The legislation was introduced this year after a series of stories by ProPublica documented abuses and dangers faced by legions of blue-collar temp workers, California labor officials said. It was…
  • Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design

    ProPublica
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    by Minhee Cho When we look at a visualization, our brains throw away much of what we see. But small details like color, size or shape stand out from the rest, and those tiny differences do a lot to help us make sense of information every day. These "wee things" that we experience as part of graphics or in our interactions with a web page are crucial design cues, Lena Groeger says. She joins our director of communications Nicole Collins Bronzan on the podcast this week to discuss how people read and interpret these small visual forms and how such tiny details can make a big impact when trying…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Prebiotics Versus Probiotics

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Much attention is given to the importance of making probiotics part of the daily diet. Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that keep the flora of the gut balanced have been suggested as being important for everything from better digestion to improved immune system health. Though these much talked about probiotics are found in some foods, for the most part they are consumed through supplements. As such, the companies who make probiotic supplements devote time and resources to trying to convince people that probiotics are important. However, probiotics’ valuable counterpart prebiotics come…
  • Building the case for the Support of Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders with Molecular Hydrogen

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Autism, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder, the cause of which is unknown. It is characterized by restricted, repetitive behaviours and impairment in socialization and communication. The term spectrum refers to the range of difficulties people may experience and the degree to which they are affected.5. There are various factors which are involved in the etiopathogenesis of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) such as impaired immune responses, neuroinflammation, abnormal neurotransmission, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, environmental toxins and…
  • Steam Locomotive Photo

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The Golden Gate Railroad Museum, http://www.ggrm.org, matins and operates Southern Pacific 2472.
  • From Russian with Love

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Seven years ago as of this November my family was formed. There was no trip to the hospital for a baby to arrive, nor were there any lawyers present, nor any adoption forms. No, my family was formed in a very different way. I was hired to be the house parent for seven Russian boys (ages 9 - 13) as part of charity run by a school in South Florida. I moved in with the boys, having never met them before, and we quickly set about creating a life together for a position that was supposed to be temporary, but would turn out to be permanent. Then, in the winter of 2008 the economy began its rapid…
  • IM5: The Next Generation of Boy Bands

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    IM5 is the next generation of boy bands and are set to make a splash in the ever-evolving music industry. As a triple threat these five boys can beautifully sing, effortlessly dance, and are delicious eye candy. However, these five boys are much more than meets the eye. The boys all come from very diverse cultures backgrounds and are from all over the country yet that is what makes them so unique from other bands furthermore that will be their key to success. American Idol creator and talent manager Simon Fuller alongside media guru, Perez Hilton and tour director, Jamie King, created IM5.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • General Mills to Cut 700 to 800 Salaried Jobs

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    General Mills said it would eliminate 700 to 800 salaried jobs, adding to a similar number of factory job cuts it announced recently as the maker of Wheaties cereal and Yoplait yogurt tries to cut costs amid flagging sales.
  • FCC Ends Sports Blackout Rule

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission voted to scrap the agency's 40-year-old ban on cable and satellite providers airing football games blacked out on local stations due to low attendance.
  • U.S. Stocks End Lower

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, but major benchmarks posted gains for the third quarter.
  • Citi Gets Reprieve on Hedge-Fund Curbs

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    U.S. securities regulators granted Citigroup waivers that allow it to resume selling investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to wealthy clients.
  • EBay to Spin Off PayPal Business

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Coming competition in paying for everyday purchases with smartphones, including an aggressive entry from Apple, pushed online retailer eBay to reverse course and set free its PayPal unit.
 
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    TIME

  • How to Get to Monrovia and Back

    alexishauk
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    None of the passengers who flew with Ebola Patient Zero from Monrovia, Liberia to Dallas, Texas will have to worry about catching the deadly virus. The patient wasn’t contagious in-flight. Airlines may be called carriers, but airplanes themselves are not particularly good at spreading viral diseases such as Ebola. What they are good at is transporting people infected with viral diseases from a seemingly far off and remote city such as Monrovia to a big American town such as Dallas. But the global economy has brought cities a lot closer together, and changed disease vectors accordingly.
  • White House Urges Calm After First Confirmed U.S. Ebola Case

    Zeke J Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Within minutes of confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the first confirmed case of Ebola on U.S. soil, the White House communications operation sprang into overdrive. Their message: don’t panic. Seeking to combat the inevitable national concern over the deadly infectious disease which has ravage West Africa for more than six months,the Obama administration took to social media to raise awareness that while the virus is potent, it is relatively hard to contract. “You can’t get Ebola through air. You can’t get Ebola through water. You…
  • Are NFL Head Injuries Causing Domestic Violence?

    Sean Gregory
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Another football “what if” was just answered. In December 2012, after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in the head in the team parking lot, you couldn’t help but wonder: could head injuries associated with football have contributed to this horrible act? Aggression and lack of impulse control are known symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease that had ravaged the brains of over 30 deceased NFL players. A few of them had committed suicide. Still, you had to approach the…
  • Air Force Keeps Pilots Alive with iPlane Upgrade

    Mark Thompson
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Have you downloaded the newest iOS 8 operating system to your iPhone recently? The Air Force is doing the same kind of thing to its F-16 fighters. In fact, its new M6.2+ Operational Flight Program gives those fighter pilots an especially nifty new feature: it keeps them from flying into the ground and killing themselves. The Air Force has long expressed concern over the fact that the leading cause of fighter-pilot deaths is when perfectly-operating aircraft simply fly into the ground because of poor weather, pilot distraction, or unconsciousness due to extreme maneuvers that can drain the…
  • U.S. Students to Don Yellow in Support of Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

    Charlie Campbell
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    On Wednesday, as the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 65th anniversary, tens of thousands of American undergraduates from universities across the country will dress in yellow, the identifying color of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. The fight for unfettered elections in the former British colony has reached unprecedented levels over the past four days. Tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to besiege the city’s central business and government districts — braving police batons, tear gas and pepper spray — to demand democratic concessions from…
 
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    Latest News - UPI.com

  • Some iPhone users getting checks for liquid damage

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Heather RecordsCUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Some older iOS users are getting up to $300 in settlement money as part of a settlement over liquid damage indicators.
  • Alleged White House fence jumper indicted

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Heather RecordsWASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Omar Gonzalez, the man who the Secret Service said jumped the fence at the White House, was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges.
  • California bans plastic bags

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Frances BurnsSACRAMENTO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- With about one-third of Californians already living with bans on plastic bags, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first state-wide measure Tuesday.
  • Tiger Woods opening restaurant in South Florida

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Heather RecordsJUPITER, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Pro-golfer Tiger Woods is adding another title to his resume, restaurateur.
  • Tracy Morgan hits back at Walmart

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Heather RecordsLOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Tracy Morgan fires back at Walmart's claim that he was responsible for his own injuries in a June wreck due to not wearing a seat belt.
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • UK economic growth revised up to +0.9% in last quarter - business live

    Graeme Wearden
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    Britains economy grew faster than expected in the second three months of the year, according to the Office for National Statistics 9.47am BST Britains GDP is now 2.7% higher than the pre-economic downturn peak of Q1 2008, the ONS now reckons.These changes are being made to bring the UK into line with international standards. 9.43am BST Perhaps the biggest news this morning is that Britains Great Recession was not quite as deep as previously thought.The ONS now believes that the UK recovered all the output lost after 2008 in the third quarter of last year, rather than in this spring as…
  • Japanese volcano may erupt again, experts fear

    Associated Press in Kiso
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Rescuers suspend plans to recover bodies from near summit as seismic activity increases at Mount OntakeIncreased seismic activity on Tuesday raised concern about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.Volcanic tremors rose to a level not seen since Saturday evening, hours after Mount Ontakes initial large eruption, said Shoji Saito of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tremor levels were oscillating up and down. Continue reading...
  • Newsnight review: Evan Davis gets off on right foot

    Mark Lawson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Presenter offers gentler interrogation style than his predecessor as he commences new series of show by putting Conservative test to David CameronWith his record as a business journalist, Evan Davis knows all about high-profile launches and takeovers and, on Monday night, he went public with a majority share of what had previously been the Paxman brand, hosting Newsnight live from the Conservative party conference.In a newspaper interview, Davis had pleaded with BBC2 viewers not to watch his first weeks programmes as the shows new lead presenter, while he got the hang of the gig, but will…
  • George Osborne aims at tax credits and benefits in new squeeze on working poor

    Patrick Wintour, political editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Chancellor gambles on austerity in speech to Conservative conference outlining plans which will hit 10m households Continue reading...
  • Britain set for driest September for over 100 years

    Press Association
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    England, Wales and Scotland are likely to have their driest September since records began in 1910This is set to be the driest September across Britain since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office has said.It is also likely to finish in the top five warmest, with UK mean temperatures significantly above the monthly average. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

    Saskia De Rothschild
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugees from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. DER SPIEGELShukri al-Assouli was among the survivors of an incident that saw 500 refugees killed after the ship carrying them was deliberately rammed by smugglers earlier this month. It is believed that Assouli lost his wife and their two children. On his third day at sea near the coast of Malta, Shukri al-Assouli began to…
  • China’s Education Gap

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    From the New York Times Every September, the campuses of Peking and Tsinghua Universities, often called the Harvard and MIT of China, brim with eager new students, the winners of China’s cutthroat education system. These young men and women possess the outlook of cosmopolitan youth worldwide: sporting designer clothes and wielding high-end smartphones, they share experiences of foreign travel and bond over common fondness for Western television shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Sherlock.” They are destined for bright futures: In a few decades, they will fill high-powered…
  • Franco-German Decoupling

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    From the International New York Times-  PARIS – There is something misleading about the current political excitement on both sides of the Seine. The ouster of three rebel ministers by a surprisingly firm president, a government reshuffle, a standing ovation delivered at Medef, the employers’ union, for the Socialist prime minister who dared to proclaim, “I love business!”: All the action was set in Paris. Yet one could fantasize that, some 900 kilometers away, Berlin’s invisible hand was quietly at play. Germany determines so much of France’s economic life these days that it…
  • Let Us All Bear Witness to the Conversation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    From the New York Times : The spectacle began, as it often does, with a local tragedy. Last month, an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. In a less media-saturated time, we might have gone on to consider this serious news event on its own terms, with journalists providing facts and insights, and politicians pondering a course of action. But in the mixed-up scrum of politics and media that our so-called national conversation has become, a serious news event is only the start of the news. Soon after the shooting,…
  • The Virtues and Shortcomings of Eskimo Capitalism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    From the Economist- Alaskans like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected. Not so in rural Alaska, the swathes of frozen tundra that the state’s inhabitants call the bush. In Napaskiak, a village of 400 people on the west coast of the state, it is not unusual to see a black-robed Russian Orthodox priest riding a four-wheeled motorbike with two children and a wife perched on the back. Rural Alaska is different politically, too. In most of the United States, the…
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Couple Leaves $100 Tip For Horrible Service

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    A Cedar Rapids, Iowa couple have collected 1.4 million LIKES on Facebook after leaving a huge tip for service that “sucked.” Makenzie and Steven Schultz realized that the  restaurant was terribly understaffed, which caused the long delays during every part of their meal. Instead of complaining about the server, they The post Couple Leaves $100 Tip For Horrible Service appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • New Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to Counter Islamic State Extremists

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    “A new weapon has been unleashed in this country devastated by Islamist militant violence — comedy.” The Washington Post reports that a new 30-part satirical series, “State of Myths,” which started airing on Iraqi state television Saturday, “aims to expose the true nature of the Islamic State extremist organization” — The post New Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to Counter Islamic State Extremists appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 24 New York City Schools Set for Solar Panels

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    New York City Mayor de Blasio announced today the funding of 24 installations as part of the administration’s new green buildings plan, tripling the amount of solar currently planned on City-owned buildings, and marking another step forward as the City works to dramatically reduce its contributions to climate change. The The post 24 New York City Schools Set for Solar Panels appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Doctor in Training Found Time to Thank Fast Food Employer 3 Years Later

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    A doctor in her residency at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto was not too busy to remember her old boss at a fast food restaurant and take the time to send a thank-you note three years later. Dr. Nabiha Islam, who still lives near the Dairy Queen in Markham, Ontario, The post Doctor in Training Found Time to Thank Fast Food Employer 3 Years Later appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Turkish Students Design Electric Car to Go 1,500 Miles for $17

    Good News Network
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Students working at Istanbul University have designed a sporty electric car that can travel 1,500 miles (2,500KM) using just $17 in electricity. A petrol-based car would need 26 times that much money for such a trip in Turkey. On a six city tour last week, the students were able to travel The post Turkish Students Design Electric Car to Go 1,500 Miles for $17 appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • It's important to ventilate if you are cooking with gas!

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Cooking with gas is preferred by many cooks to alternatives. The popularity of "professional" stoves and cooktops with high-output burners makes cooking more fun perhaps, but those high-output burners also put out more contaminants. It is important to recognize this and to properly ventilate the cooking area with a hood that vents to the outside, or even a fan through the kitchen wall, or even a window. A new study by Oregon State University recommends that parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, after a new study showed an association between gas…
  • Causes of California drought linked to climate change, Stanford scientists say

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists write in a new research paper. In a new study, a team led by Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh used a novel combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure hovering over the Pacific Ocean that diverted storms away from California was much more likely to form in the presence of modern greenhouse gas concentrations.
  • Connecting Productivity of Office Workers and Climate Change

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Energy efficiency in office buildings struggles to gain the attention of top management, writes John Alker - because energy is too cheap to really matter. But with 90% of operating costs spent on staff, a new report shows that green building design makes employees happier and more productive. There would seem to be no connection between the productivity of office workers and the great challenge of climate change. But a report published by the World Green Building Council suggests otherwise.
  • Climate change more of a risk to the Greenland Ice Sheet than thought

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide. In addition to assessing the impact of the increasing levels of meltwater created and spilled into the ocean each year as the climate continues to warm, the new model also takes into account the role that the soft, spongy ground beneath the ice sheet plays in its…
  • Some good news for the oceans!

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Good news for aquatic life: the oceans just got a little bit safer. Okay, so most of the ocean remains vulnerable to human devastation, but on Thursday, President Barack Obama used his authority to create the most massive ocean reserve in the world. In a single day, the amount of the world’s ocean protected from commercial interests has effectively doubled. Originally, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was something that George W. Bush established during his last weeks in office. However, Obama has taken the symbolic ocean protection and turned it into something useful by…
 
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Tuesday September 30, 2014

    Charles Gross
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Tuesday September 30, 2014: News Corp to Acquire Move for $21.00/Share The Deal:
  • Kinder Morgan Announces Extension Of Palmetto Project Open Season

    Eddie Staley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced an extension of the binding open season to solicit commitments for the proposed Palmetto Project, which offers shippers a new refined products service to move gasoline, diesel and ethanol from Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina to points in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
  • Wal-Mart Issues Statement Related to 'Tracy Morgan' Suit

    Paul Quintaro
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    “Walmart is committed to working to resolve all of the remaining issues as a result of the accident. As part of the ordinary course of legal proceedings, Walmart filed an initial response yesterday to the lawsuit that included facts and defenses that may impact the case moving forward. While we were required to respond to the lawsuit, we have also taken steps to encourage settlement
  • SunEdison, EBRD And OPIC Close $50M Project Financing Arrangement For One Of The Largest Jordan Power Plants

    Eddie Staley
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the closing of a $50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
  • U.S. Dollar Makes New High As Money Flows Out Of Commodities

    Luke Jacobi
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The U.S. dollar shot higher Tuesday as stocks and commodities continued their trek lower.
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    WND

  • California 1st state to ban single-use plastic bags

    -NO AUTHOR-
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    (KTLA) The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic ban was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. The bill, which was authored by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima, will prohibit grocery stores and pharmacies from handing out single-use plastic bags starting on July 1, 2015, according to a news release. Convenience and liquor stores will be required to phase out the bags beginning on July 1, 2016.
  • 'Doe' of Doe v. Bolton abortion case passes away

    -NO AUTHOR-
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    (LifeNews) When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton. Sandra Cano, the “Mary Doe” of the infamous case, never wanted an abortion. But, like Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v. Wade, she was used to topple pro-life laws across the country. Today, Cano lost her battle with cancer. Cano had been critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta dealing with throat cancer, sepsis and heart failure. Today, she passed away.
  • Supremes asked to shut down Facebook jihad

    Bob Unruh
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:51 pm
    The Supreme Court is being asked to take a look at the jihad that went on on Facebook, and make sure it doesn’t happen again, according to a filing by attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a longtime watchdog on corporate and Washington misbehavior. His petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court cites the refusal by the company, and founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, to prevent what he found to be objectionable statements and threats on the “Third Intifada Page.” That, Klayman said, contained terrorist death threats and calls to carry…
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    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
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  • 'Mainstream media'? Not quite

    Joseph Farah
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Wow! What an outpouring of suggestions I received when I asked for your thoughts about a more accurate name for what we euphemistically call the “mainstream media.” As a longtime denizen of the “mainstream media,” before founding the first independent, alternative Internet news-gathering company, it has personally bugged me the way cultural radicals and extremists in the press have successfully labeled themselves “mainstream.” I paid my dues in the corporate establishment press, having done pretty much everything one can do in the business, from…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Opinion: An avoidable tragedy

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    In October 2013 Hassan Wahid had no choice but to embark, with his wife and four daughters, on a dangerous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Their boat was one of two shipwrecks that sank that month. Hassan and his wife survived; their daughters have never been found. September 30, 2014 By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. Friday 11 October 2013 was a fateful day for Hassan Wahid. He had been living in Libya where he worked as a doctor. A Syrian, he was beaten up and received death threats after being accused of supporting the Assad regime. read more
  • Amnesty International Reiterates Call for Humanitarian Protection of Guantanamo Detainees

    Anu Ghate
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    While Amnesty International considers that the USA has the primary responsibility to end the Guantánamo detentions, the organization is also calling on other governments to offer humanitarian protection September 30, 2014 AIUSA While Amnesty International considers that the USA has the primary responsibility to end the Guantánamo detentions, the organization is also calling on other governments to offer humanitarian protection to such individuals in order to help end their ordeal and to facilitate the closure of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay.
  • Fiji: Investigate military’s alleged beating of 60-year-old man over texts to Prime Minister

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Fiji authorities must urgently investigate allegations that a man was severely beaten by army officers after he had sent a series of angry text messages to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Amnesty International said.  September 30, 2014 International Fiji authorities must urgently investigate allegations that a man was severely beaten by army officers after he had sent a series of angry text messages to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Amnesty International said.  read more
  • The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.   September 29, 2014 International A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.read more
  • Search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean: Facts and Figures

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 29, 2014 International Deaths at seaBetween 1988 and 15 September 2014, 21,344 people are estimated to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe. In 2011 the number of deaths was around 1,500; in 2012, around 500; in 2013, more than 600.read more
 
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    Fast Company

  • A Facebook User's Challenge To Facebook: Here's All My Data, Now Give Me Ads I Like

    FastCo Studios
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Zuck's crew just relaunched Atlas, which brands can use to track you and your data across the web. Before you freak out, watch this.A few days ago your data suddenly became more valuable. That's because Facebook, the world's largest social network, relaunched a brand-focused service that will allow companies to zap ads to your screens even when you aren't looking at Facebook. This could, as CNet put it, "help Facebook expand its reach and take on Google as the top dog of Internet advertising, an industry estimated to reach more than $140 billion this year."Read Full Story
  • With Windows 10, Microsoft Will Skip A Version Number And Go Back To Basics

    Harry McCracken
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The company wants business customers who found nothing to love in Windows 8 to be excited about the next version, due in mid-2015.Microsoft held an event to preview the next version of Windows this morning in San Francisco. The most startling piece of news came at the very start, when the company's operating system honcho, Terry Myerson, announced that the upgrade everybody has been calling Windows 9 will instead be called Windows 10.Read Full Story
  • Online Marketplace Gumroad Launches An iPhone App

    KC Ifeanyi
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    You can browse content on the mobile app, but you can still only make purchases through Gumroad's website.Earlier this month, Gumroad, an online platform for creators to sell directly to their fans and followers, announced a partnership with Twitter to test the social network's new buy button. Now, Gumroad is entering further into the mobile space with the launch of its first app--but don't expect a full version of the site on your phone.Read Full Story
  • Google's New Education Apps Give Students Unlimited Storage

    Peter Wade
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    "Drive for Education" brings with it new tools and extra security.Google has expanded its Apps for Education cloud service with the announcement of Drive for Education. The new platform will include unlimited storage for both students and educators, 30 million of whom already use the product, according to Google.Read Full Story
  • It's Time To Say Goodbye To Orkut, Google's First Social Network

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Though Orkut proved popular in Brazil and India, it failed to gain traction in the rest of the world.Before there was a Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or Ello, there was Orkut, a beloved social network a Google engineer built a decade ago. Though it was widely adopted in Brazil and India, Orkut was never very popular in the rest of the world, which is why Google is shutting down the social networking platform on Tuesday.Read Full Story
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    News

  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.» E-Mail This
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.» E-Mail This
  • Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

    Kelly McEvers
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.» E-Mail This
  • First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

    Michaeleen Doucleff
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.» E-Mail This
  • New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

    Bill Chappell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.» E-Mail This
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    United Nations Radio

  • Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism

    Sandra Guy
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Morocco has developed a strategy to prevent the abuse of religion to justify and incite terrorist violence and is now sharing it with the world. These measures were introduced in response to the 2003 terrorist bombings in Casablanca. An institute has been established in the Kingdom where religious teachers undergo mandatory training before they start preaching in public. Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) and Assistant Secretary-General hailed the dissemination of these teachings also called the "Moroccan Experience". Cristina Silveiro…
  • Coalition against ISIL "coming together:" US

    Sandra Guy
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Samantha Power. UN Photo/Kim Haughton The allied coalition against the Islamic militant group, ISIL, is "coming together" in the words of the US Ambassador to the UN. Samantha Power said five Arab countries had participated in air strikes with the US against terrorist targets in Syria. ISIL has become infamous around the world for the beheadings of western civilians and other summary executions in the region. Speaking after a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday Ambassador Power said the coalition against the militant group was strengthening. "On Iraq, I just learned that the United…
  • Annual gathering of world leaders ends at the United Nations

    Sandra Guy
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Sam Kutesa (centre). UN Photo/Mark Garten The annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations has drawn to a close in New York. The general debate which takes place each year at the start of a new session of the General Assembly is a chance for the international community to come together to explore the world's current state of affairs. Sam Kutesa, the President of the 69th session, says the six days of debate provide an unparalleled occasion for discussion. "It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Member States to share with a worldwide audience their accomplishments, ambitions, hopes…
  • Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan

    Sandra Guy
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    UN Photo/UNMISS/Anna Adhikari The food situation has improved in South Sudan with more than two million people pulled from the brink of famine, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agency says that is due to the efforts it has made together with the World Food Programme (WFP) and Mercy C orps, an international charity. However, FAO warns that despite the short-term improvements, 1.5 million people are projected to remain severely food insecure until the end of 2014. Sandra Ferrari discussed the food situation in South Sudan with Sue Lautze, FAO's representative and…
  • UN Radio News 30 September 2014

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • The Time is Right for an Infrastructure Push

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Time is Right for an Infrastructure Push For countries that need new highways or electrical networks or need to repair old ones, now is a good time to do these investments. If invested efficiently, these investments will provide the much needed boost to output, both today and in the future. IMF's Research Department explains the third chapter of the World Economic Outlook Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/30/The_Time_is_Right_for_an_Infrastructure_Push
  • Indonesia's Place in the World Order

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Indonesia's Place in the World Order NEW YORK, September 29, 2014 - Dr. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, explains how his country sees its future and its place in both Asia and the emerging world order. In conjunction with the 2014 United Nations General Assembly. (1 hr., 10 min.) Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: New York, NY, , Asia Society Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/29/Indonesias_Place_in_the_World_Order
  • LA Story: Strategies for Stopping a Runaway Industry

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    LA Story: Strategies for Stopping a Runaway Industry Kathy Garmezy, Associate Executive Director, Government & International Affairs, Directors Guild of AmericaAmy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film CommissionKatherine Oliver, Principal, Bloomberg AssociatesJay Roewe, Vice President of Production, HBO​Moderator: James Bennet, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:05:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/30/la_story_strategies_for_stopping_a_runaway_industry
  • New in Town: Mayors on Immigration

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    New in Town: Mayors on Immigration Kasim Reed, Mayor, AtlantaRon Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:40:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/30/new_in_town_mayors_on_immigration
  • Trend Breaks: What a World of Change Means for Mayors and Cities

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Trend Breaks: What a World of Change Means for Mayors and Cities Richard Dobbs, Director, McKinsey & Company Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:25:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/30/trend_breaks_what_a_world_of_change_means_for_mayors_and_cities
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Armed man with criminal record shared an elevator with President Obama

    By Catherine Garcia
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    During a Sept. 16 trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss Ebola, President Obama rode in an elevator with a security contractor who carried a gun and had three prior assault and battery convictions. This was a blatant violation of Secret Service protocols, three sources familiar with the case told The Washington Post.Prior to an event, a security measure called the Arm's Reach Program has Secret Service staffers run the names of volunteers, invited guests, and others who might be near the president through several databases, including a criminal information…
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case in the U.S.

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday said it had confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States.A Dallas hospital on Monday announced it was treating a patient in isolation whose "symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola." The CDC added more detail Tuesday, saying the patient traveled by plane from Liberia on Sept. 19 and became ill four or five days after returning to the states. The CDC added that the patient, whose name has not been released, did not exhibit symptoms of Ebola while on the plane.CDC Director Tom Friedman said the agency had…
  • New Viagra ad features only a woman for the first time

    By The Week Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Erectile dysfunction ads tend to follow a pattern: They usually show rugged, good-looking older men doing manly things, sometimes with a woman in the background. A new ad for Viagra, however, bucks that trend by featuring just a woman — a first for the company. The ad is also the first time someone in a Viagra commercial says "erection" rather than "erectile dysfunction" or "ED."The new strategy for Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, comes at a time when the company is looking to remain competitive even after it loses the monopoly on the drug. Its European patent expired 15 months ago…
  • Tracy Morgan: 'I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused'

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The ongoing legal battle over the June automobile collision that left comedian Tracy Morgan hospitalized and one colleague dead continues — and it doesn't sound like a settlement is on the horizon. Earlier this week, Walmart argued that the injuries sustained by Morgan when a Walmart truck collided with a limousine carrying him and other comedians "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."The claim is a direct refutation of Morgan and the others injured in the collision, who are suing the retail giant…
  • North Carolina Senate race: GOPer Thom Tillis attacks Dem Kay Hagan on ISIS

    By Teresa Mull
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The intense battle for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat is being touted as one of the most crucial elections in the GOP's quest to take back control of the Senate. Republican Thom Tillis (North Carolina's House Speaker), who is trailing in the most recent polls, launched an attack this week on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's Senate record "by questioning her national security credentials in light of the growing Islamic State threat."The Tillis campaign has released an attack ad targeting Hagan for being a part of the Democratic-controlled Senate that allegedly joined President Obama in…
 
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  • A DAN OF MANY PARTS

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Short read: for her pick of this season's rock music, Hazel Sheffield tunes into the programmed beats of Dan Snaith's band Caribou From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 By the time Dan Snaith (above left) gave up maths for music, it had taken him from his native Ontario to Imperial College London to study for a PhD. Over the next decade, it was as if the precision maths demands sent his music in the opposite direction, towards warmth and looseness. His early work, under the name Manitoba, sketched songs from the urban sounds of two-step and 
garage. As Caribou, he turned…
  • CLASSY, WITH A DASH OF WIT

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Man in a Suit: Anthony Gregory, an up-and-coming tenor, gets an outfit worth singing about. Clemency Burton-Hill meets him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 THE MAN It’s funny, but the 29-year-old Herefordshire lad tipped for stardom by English National Opera sounds anything but English. Anthony Gregory is a graduate of the Anglican church choral tradition, the Royal College of Music and Britain’s venerated National Opera Studio, but his light, bright lyric tenor is radiantly Italianate, more redolent of Pavarotti than of Pears. It’s a voice that has lit up smaller…
  • THE WEIGHT IS ALMOST OVER

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    The kilogram has long been defined by a piece of precious metal in Paris, but now its days are numbered. Tom Whipple reports From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 IN AN UNDERGROUND vault beneath a hill overlooking Paris, behind a steel door whose lock requires three keys—only two of which are in France—and protected by three glass covers, lives the kilogram. Not a kilogram but The kilogram. For the past 125 years, this sleek cylinder of platinum-iridium has defined mass for the world. The vault is buried under the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), a…
  • POSH BOYS

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    The Line of Beauty: blue blood, old money, and new—the privileged will always be with us. Matthew Sweet takes their measure From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 THE ACTORFreddie Fox, 2012Come the revolution, posh boys will be first up against the wall. But who could quite bring themselves to pull the trigger and blast cheekbones like these out of the gene pool? This is Freddie Fox, son of Edward, fiddling with cufflinks he probably inherited. He stars in “The Riot Club”, the film of the play “Posh”, about the Bullingdon, that coalition of Bolly-chugging…
  • STORIES FROM THE STOVE

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst is a food writer from Yorkshire and Arnaud Schon is a chef from France. In a new column for the magazine, they have conversations about cooking From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 In P.G. Wodehouse’s novel “Right Ho, Jeeves”, a character called Tuppy praises Anatole, the culinary maestro of the Jeeves and Wooster cycle. “The thing that I admire so enormously about Anatole is that, though a Frenchman, he does not, like so many of these chefs, confine himself exclusively to French dishes, but is always willing and ready to…
 
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  • 60 MINUTES: 09/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    President Obama sits down with Steve Kroft for a wide ranging interview about foreign and domestic issues. Also, How did Jack Ma build Alibaba into the world?s largest e-commerce company, dwarfing Amazon and eBay combined? Lara Logan reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 9/21

    CBS Radio News
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Scott Pelley reports on the frontline to explain ISIS; what it is, where it came from and how it blitzed through two countries. Also, in an interview with for "60 Minutes," former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says ISIS flourished because the U.S. got involved in Syria too late and left Iraq too soon. Finally, all con artists need is a computer and an easily obtained list of stolen social security numbers to perpetrate a scam that has cost the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds; Steve Kroft reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 9/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Scott Pelley reports on severe shortcomings in the state of mental health care for young people. Also, for 16 years, one of the FBI's most wanted men, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend, managed to elude a worldwide manhunt by living a quiet life in Santa Monica, Calif., as "Charley and Carol Gasko." Steve Kroft has their story. Finally, Armen Keteyian gets to see up close how Nick Saban managed to win three out of the last four national championships for the University of Alabama as he profiles the famous Crimson Tide coach.
  • 60 MINUTES: 9/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    BP is crying foul over the way its agreement to compensate victims of its Gulf oil spill is being interpreted. It claims businesses not harmed by the spill have collected hundreds of millions of dollars; Scott Pelley reports. Also, in one of the more remarkable humanitarian stories of WWII, Briton Nicholas Winton helped save hundreds of mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the war; Bob Simon has that story. Finally, picking out future NFL quarterbacks among peewees is the new norm, says "Quarterback Guru" Steve Clarkson; Morley Safer reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 09/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams in Erbil, Iraq, Gen. Carter Ham, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, and former deputy Director of the CIA and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Mike Morell about the latest on the fight against ISIS. On the panel, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Kim Strassel of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Crowley of Time Magazine as well as Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/21

    CBS Radio News
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairs Mike Rogers and Dianne Feinstein, as well as "The NFL Today" Host James Brown about the controversies surrounding the professional football league. Also on the show, Former Senator and Advisory Board Member to the Counter Extremism Project Joe Lieberman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Jane Harman, and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Robert Kagan. Former CIA Deputy Director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell also joins Bob…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Secretary of State John Kerry about the latest beheading by ISIS and the new strategy put forth by President Obama to combat the terrorist group. Representative Michael McCaul and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also offer their perspective. Plus, Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward and Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss the legacy of the Roosevelts as PBS prepares to debut a seven-part documentary about the renowned political dynasty.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Dutch Ruppersberger about President Obama's tactics when it comes to ISIS and the Middle East. U.S. Diplomat Henry Kissinger also offers his opinion on the current state of the country's foreign affairs. On the Panel, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Peter Baker of the New York Times, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and David Leonhardt of the New York Times.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Major Garrett fills in for Bob Schieffer and speaks to Senator John McCain about American strategy against ISIS and the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Representatives Peter King of New York and Adam Smith of Washington also offer their perspective. Plus, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

    Juana Summers
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    Hansi Lo Wang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S.
  • FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

    Eyder Peralta
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to ditch rules that prohibited cable and satellite providers from broadcasting games that had been blacked out on local stations."The order finds that the Commission's sports blackout rules are no longer justified in light of significant changes in the sports industry since these rules were first adopted nearly 40 years ago," the Commission said in a press release.
  • How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

    Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It's election season in Brazil, and a group of young women hold up placards outside the Cuiaba airport in support of their candidate. The capitol of the central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is best known for its cattle ranching and agriculture. It is the Texas of Brazil — big, flat and hot with people who moved here from all over the country as kind of frontiersmen.For the last two decades, one man has politically loomed above them all. His name is Jose Riva.
  • First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

    editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that the first case of Ebola has appeared in the U.S.A man in Dallas has tested positive for the virus, the agency said. The man flew to the U.S. from Liberia, arriving on Sept. 20, NPR has learned. He wasn't sick on the flight, and had no symptoms when he arrived.He first developed symptoms on Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to the CDC, and first sought care on Friday.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

    Megan Foo
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.read more
  • Startup Diaries: The Hero’s Journey Part VI: Tests, Allies, Enemies

    Ondina Montgomery
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur. In part 6 of the Journey, the hero learns the rules of her new world. During this time, she endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes. Click here to read the fifth part of Ordina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part V: Crossing The First Threshold. read more
  • The Next Women Launch in France!

    Lucy Catten
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We are very excited to announce that The Next Women, the first Women’s Online Business Magazine and Community, is launching in France.read more
  • Crowd-Created Book About Women In Technology Published By Diversion Books

    Guest Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.read more
  • 5 Prominent Women in Global Business

    Guest Author
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dave Landry discusses some of the world's most powerful and inspirational businesswomen and the story of their success.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor’s cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing before they make the leap.In many ways, Ellison’s talk at the OpenWorld conference on Tuesday was a rehash of a keynote he delivered on Sunday, although he dug deeper into the technical weeds and even conducted a number of live demonstrations of what he called a “brand-new, majorly upgraded” platform.“We wanted to make it very easy to move existing Oracle databases and existing Oracle applications to the cloud,” Ellison said. However,…
  • Shellshock flaw could pose risks to payments industry

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    The “Shellshock” flaw has the potential to pose a risk to the payments industry, but doesn’t appear to have caused any problems yet, an official with a consortium run by major credit card companies warned on Tuesday.The PCI Security Standards Council develops technical standards for protecting payment card data, a closely watched area following a spate of data breaches at retailers including Home Depot and Target.“It has the potential to be a risk,” said Troy Leach, the organization’s CTO, of the flaw in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash), a command-line shell processor in Unix and…
  • 12 things to know about Windows 10

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Microsoft gave the first look at its Windows 10 operating system on Tuesday, a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that have dogged Windows 8.The event in San Francisco was aimed mostly at enterprise customers, and Microsoft promised an OS that will be more intuitive for the millions of workers still on Windows 7 and older OSes. Here’s a rundown of some of the key points we learned Tuesday about Windows 10.Why Windows 10?The natural name would have been Windows 9, but Microsoft is eager to suggest a break with the past. “We’re not…
  • A year later, Ellison apologizes for standing up his customers

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A year ago this month, thousands of customers waited at the Oracle OpenWorld conference for Larry Ellison to deliver a keynote speech ... but he never turned up.Ellison had chosen to indulge in his other passion, boat racing, and was attending the America’s Cup finals instead. Oracle had sponsored a team in the competition and Ellison was instrumental in bringing the event to San Francisco.Some attendees were not pleased and said they felt “disappointed” at his decision.This year, Ellison began his keynote speech with an apology. (See video)To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Nextdoor, an app for connecting with neighborhoods, puts on its police cap

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Nextdoor, a growing app for connecting people with their neighbors, wants to make those neighborhoods safer.Public agencies such as police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire departments and emergency management offices across the U.S. can now sign themselves up for the service, the company said Tuesday. Previously, some 350 public agencies across 250 cities had accounts on the site, but they were added manually by Nextdoor itself.With the change, Nextdoor hopes to provide a new online channel where public agencies can provide safety and emergency-type information and alerts to their…
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    theGrio

  • Marijuana decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    The Associated Press
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited. At a Tuesday news conference, Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or less a petty, ticketable offense before the end of 2014. Golding also expects that decriminalization for religious purposes will be achieved before the end of the year. Followers of the homegrown Rastafarian spiritual movement smoke the drug as a sacrament. He says amendments of the…
  • FCC to consider banning Skins’ name on airwaves

    The Associated Press
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission “will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly.” A law professor has challenged the use of the name on broadcast television, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content. Native American and other groups have demanded the name be changed, calling it a racial slur. Wheeler did not offer a timetable…
  • Cissy Houston sings back-up for Aretha Franklin, forgets lyrics

    Chris Witherspoon
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Monday, we shared the exciting news with you that Aretha Franklin would be covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. Last night she became a trending topic on Facebook and Twitter after she performed a mash-up of Rolling in the Deep and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on the Late Show. Today several media outlets are praising the 72-year-old “Queen of Soul” for her rousing performance, but there’s one tiny elephant in the room that not too many people are addressing. Last…
  • Chicago cop fired after Facebook posts on Ferguson shooting

    theGrio
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A member of the Elgin Police department in suburban Chicago was fired Monday because of Facebook posts he allegedly made regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Jason Lentz, a 17-year veteran, allegedly posted that Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed 18-year-old, “did society a favor,” according to NBC Chicago. Local police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda spoke about the dismissal, explaining that the officer was fired after his recent conduct, which would “undermine the credibility of the city or employees.”…
  • Oprah wows audience, sings gospel hymn ‘I Surrender All’

    Chris Witherspoon
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Oprah is inspiring her fans to live the life they’ve always dreamed of during her nationwide tour, Oprah’s The Life You Want weekend. The “Queen of Talk” recently landed her tour in Newark, New Jersey, where she energized audiences by sharing her personal story in her own words, accompanied by photos and videos. Oprah’s The Life You Want tour inspires thousands One of the more memorable moments from Oprah’s presentation Friday night at the Prudential Center was when she opened up about being cast in The Color Purple. Oprah revealed that she never wanted…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Best Historical Photo Collection

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In a world where too many people think their every moment is essential to share online, it's worth stepping back in time to when photographs weren't instant and told more important, mysterious stories than Instagram ever will. The Photo Friends is a volunteer nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes the... In a world where too many people think their every moment is essential to share online, it's worth stepping back in time to when photographs weren't instant and told more important, mysterious stories than Instagram ever will. The Photo Friends is a volunteer nonprofit…
  • Hey Everyone, iPhones May Be Hurting Our Relationships! The Obviousness of Men, Women & Children

    Amy Nicholson
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The tragedy of Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is that it was released the year it was made. A snapshot of today's cultural disconnection, in which Facebook, texting, World of Warcraft and streaming smut lure people away from dinner with their families, the film's so current that its observations... by Amy Nicholson The tragedy of Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is that it was released the year it was made. A snapshot of today's cultural disconnection, in which Facebook, texting, World of Warcraft and streaming smut lure people away from dinner with their families, the film's so…
  • Best Radical Literary Bureau

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wedged between commercial art galleries and kitschy Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau is a clandestine classroom with 50 seats and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and chalkboards. "It's not immediately clear if it is a bookstore, a lending library, a reliquary or a community workshop," says Andrew Maxwell, who co-edited the... Wedged between commercial art galleries and kitschy Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau is a clandestine classroom with 50 seats and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and chalkboards. "It's not immediately clear if it is a bookstore, a lending…
  • David Fincher's Gone Girl Is Smartly Crafted But a Bit Too Slick

    Stephanie Zacharek
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Everything about Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's enormously popular 2012 thriller about a deteriorating marriage and a wife gone missing, is precise and thoughtful — it's as well planned as the perfect murder, with its share of vicious, shivery delights. But at the end of the perfect... by Stephanie Zacharek Everything about Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's enormously popular 2012 thriller about a deteriorating marriage and a wife gone missing, is precise and thoughtful — it's as well planned as the perfect murder, with its share of…
  • Best Stop on the Downtown Art Walk

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Hive Gallery is like a microcosm of Art Walk. Curated by Nathan Cartwright, this heterogeneous honeycomb showcases a diverse array of local talent ranging from the politically conscious to pop obsession. In the primary gallery space during a recent Art Walk, machine gun/bullhorn amalgamations are juxtaposed with myriad Teenage... The Hive Gallery is like a microcosm of Art Walk. Curated by Nathan Cartwright, this heterogeneous honeycomb showcases a diverse array of local talent ranging from the politically conscious to pop obsession.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Koch Brothers Influence

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Koch Brothers Influence PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: koch, brothers, influence, republican, tea, party, conservative, pac, contribution, campaign, finance Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Mideast Policy

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Mideast Policy PUBLICATION DATE: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: mideast, policy, iraq, iran, usa, syria, turkey, saudi, arabia, afghanistan, bomb, drone, boots, ground, isis, is, islamic, state, isil, al, qaeda, beheading Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Airline Passenger Seating

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Airline Passenger Seating PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: airline, passenger, seating, crowded, seat, back, tray, profits, travel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - ISIS vs. Western Modernity

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: ISIS vs. Western Modernity PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: isis, is, isil, islamic, state, caliphate, iraq, syria, modernity, western, beheading, journalist, youtube, video Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Plastic Garbage Patch

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Plastic Garbage Patch PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: pacific, ocean, great, garbage, patch, pollution, environment, plastic Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Best Historical Photo Collection

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In a world where too many people think their every moment is essential to share online, it's worth stepping back in time to when photographs weren't instant and told more important, mysterious stories than Instagram ever will. The Photo Friends is a volunteer nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes the... In a world where too many people think their every moment is essential to share online, it's worth stepping back in time to when photographs weren't instant and told more important, mysterious stories than Instagram ever will. The Photo Friends is a volunteer nonprofit…
  • Hey Everyone, iPhones May Be Hurting Our Relationships! The Obviousness of Men, Women & Children

    Amy Nicholson
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The tragedy of Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is that it was released the year it was made. A snapshot of today's cultural disconnection, in which Facebook, texting, World of Warcraft and streaming smut lure people away from dinner with their families, the film's so current that its observations... by Amy Nicholson The tragedy of Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is that it was released the year it was made. A snapshot of today's cultural disconnection, in which Facebook, texting, World of Warcraft and streaming smut lure people away from dinner with their families, the film's so…
  • Best Radical Literary Bureau

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wedged between commercial art galleries and kitschy Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau is a clandestine classroom with 50 seats and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and chalkboards. "It's not immediately clear if it is a bookstore, a lending library, a reliquary or a community workshop," says Andrew Maxwell, who co-edited the... Wedged between commercial art galleries and kitschy Chinatown gift shops, the Poetic Research Bureau is a clandestine classroom with 50 seats and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and chalkboards. "It's not immediately clear if it is a bookstore, a lending…
  • David Fincher's Gone Girl Is Smartly Crafted But a Bit Too Slick

    Stephanie Zacharek
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Everything about Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's enormously popular 2012 thriller about a deteriorating marriage and a wife gone missing, is precise and thoughtful — it's as well planned as the perfect murder, with its share of vicious, shivery delights. But at the end of the perfect... by Stephanie Zacharek Everything about Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's enormously popular 2012 thriller about a deteriorating marriage and a wife gone missing, is precise and thoughtful — it's as well planned as the perfect murder, with its share of…
  • Best Stop on the Downtown Art Walk

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Hive Gallery is like a microcosm of Art Walk. Curated by Nathan Cartwright, this heterogeneous honeycomb showcases a diverse array of local talent ranging from the politically conscious to pop obsession. In the primary gallery space during a recent Art Walk, machine gun/bullhorn amalgamations are juxtaposed with myriad Teenage... The Hive Gallery is like a microcosm of Art Walk. Curated by Nathan Cartwright, this heterogeneous honeycomb showcases a diverse array of local talent ranging from the politically conscious to pop obsession.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
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    Wildfire Today

  • CAL FIRE situation report, September 29, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
  • New USFS firefighter recruitment video

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    On September 23 The U.S. Forest uploaded to YouTube this video that appears to be a new firefighter recruitment tool. Like any advertising campaign asking people to apply for jobs, it certainly glamorizes what firefighters do. One person is even shown saying: Our job is better than your best vacation. The video strongly emphasizes smokejumping and rappelling, as if those jobs make up a large percentage of the firefighting work force. And it shows a lot of women, as if they comprise more than 10 percent of the work force. I only noticed one firefighter with his shirt sleeves rolled up and…
  • Scientists set up equipment in front of a spreading fire

    Guest Writer
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    (Note from Bill: A Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) has been studying the King Fire east of Placerville, California. Rae Brooks, an Information Officer at the fire, sent us this article describing what a FBAT does.) These scientists set up equipment in front of a fire to collect fire behavior data by Rae Brooks FORESTHILL, Calif. — Fire scientists call them “plots.” Dotted ahead of the leading edge of the King Fire, they were deliberately placed in the anticipated path of the flaming front. Each plot contained a video camera, wind-speed gauge and other monitoring devices. If…
  • Crew that deployed fire shelters on King Fire had three minutes to run to a safer area

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Pilot Gary Dahlen, center, is recognized for his actions to aid a crew that was threatened by a rapidly spreading fire. Photo courtesy of CAL FIRE. The 12 people that deployed fire shelters on the King Fire in northern California on September 15 were in a spot near heavy timber that may or may not have been survivable, even in the shelters they had climbed under. Gary Dahlem, flying a Bell 205 overhead, told the crew that they should relocate, and they had three minutes to run out of the timber to an area with lighter fuels. Amy Wang of the Arizona Republic interviewed Mr. Dahlem and got his…
  • Fire that orphaned mountain lion cubs was started by exploding target

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Sara Steele and Liz Shellenbarger dry off the mountain lion cubs found under a burning log. Photo by Cory Rennaker, Bitterroot National Forest Helitack, USFS. Investigators have confirmed that shooters using exploding targets started the Three Mile Fire nine miles east of Florence, Montana in August. The fire burned about 50 acres before firefighters extinguished it at a cost estimated at $94,000. During the initial attack on the fire, Bitterroot National Forest firefighters rescued a pair of mountain lion cubs. The kittens, just a few weeks old, were taking shelter under a burning log.
 
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • Worker killed at plant in north Charlotte

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle)
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    A spokeswoman for the NC Department of Labor said state officials were told by Charlotte firefighters that the death took place at Source Recycling.Click to Continue »
  • UNC professor pokes theoretical hole in black-hole theory

    akenney@newsobserver.com (Andrew Kenney)
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The university’s press office states flatly that Dr. Laura Mersini-Houghton has shown that “black holes do not exist,” and that, as a result, scientists are going to have to “reimagine…Click to Continue »
  • Pat McCrory names coal ash commission members

    bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com (Bruce Henderson)
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Gov. Pat McCrory has named a UNC Chapel Hill finance professor to chair the new Coal Ash Management Commission, created by state legislators last month.Click to Continue »
  • New NC laws on drones, coal ash and taxes take effect Oct. 1

    bbrown@ncinsider.com (Benjamin Brown)
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Laws governing the use of drones, the fees that veterinarians pay and sales tax on certain services are effective on Wednesday.Click to Continue »
  • S.C. 5 reopens after 4-car York County crash

    mlivingston@heraldonline.com (Michael Livingston)
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Two people were injured in a four vehicle crash Tuesday morning on S.C. 5 in York County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.Click to Continue »
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Hunting Boko Haram

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the Nigerian government's effort to "Bring Back Our Girls" and bring down Boko Haram.
  • Ebola Outbreak

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.
  • Losing Iraq

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • GMO companies are dousing Hawaiian island with toxic pesticides

    StingRay
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The four transnational corporations that are experimenting with genetically engineered crops on Kauai have transformed part of the island into one of most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture. For the better part of two decades, BASF Plant Science, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, and Syngenta have been drenching their test crops near the small town of Waimea on the southwest coast of Kauai with some of the most dangerous synthetic pesticides in use in agriculture today, at an intensity that far surpasses the norm at most other American farms, an analysis of government…
  • September: Worst Quarter Since 2012

    alexmark
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
  • Boeing Plans 2,000 Job Cuts in Defense Work

    CyberDurden
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker’s defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region by 2017. The announcement comes after receiving an 8.7 billion dollar in tax breaks passed to secure the building of the 777X in Washington.
  • Ebola In America: The Confirmed Case In Dallas, Texas Could Change Everything

    alexmark
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The day that many of us hoped would never arrive is here. Ebola has come to America. Air travel between the United States and the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone should have been totally shut down except for absolutely essential personnel but it wasn't. And now our nation may end up paying a great price as a result.
  • Thought Crime: UK Leadership Wants To Ban Predicted 'Extremists' From Social Media, TV, Events

    malterwitty
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    What's especially galling is the fact that May is claiming that this is being done in the name of "British values," which certainly suggests that freedom of speech and freedom to associate are, in fact, antithetical to British values. Also, all of this assumes that speech, alone, is somehow dangerous -- despite years of proof that speech by itself is rarely dangerous. However, the suppression of speech often creates more problems.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Knowledge is Beautiful UK edition – out today

    david
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Knowledge is Beautiful: 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas: science, power, money, health, film, space, art, thought. Each with their own unique dataset available online. Enjoy! » watch a video of the insides » order from Amazon.co.uk » order from Waterstones (20% off) » find out about other editions See some example content: Who Hates Whom in the Middle East, Good Relationtips, The Big Scary CO2 Graphic, Rhetological Fallacies, Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read.
  • Rhetological Fallacies? Falacias Retologicas? Retorikai Felrevezetesek??

    david
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Remember our Rhetological Fallacies graphic? An index of most common errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking. It’s one of the most popular pages on Information is Beautiful ever. Well, thanks to 李为维, Hayanna Carvalho, Iván Galarza, Klaus-Michael Lux, Kadar Magor, Gilles Peyroux and Adriano Venditti, Rhetological Fallacies is now available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. And in English! Download a hi-res printable PDF if you like. We’ve had many requests for an interactive version. So we’re planning…
  • Who likes whom in the Middle East? Key players & relationships

    david
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    An interactive visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & Univers Lab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by our dataviz software VizSweet. » Explore the visualisation » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_MiddleEast about this image This is an interactive remake of a prototype image from my first book, Information is Beautiful (2009). And part of a series of graphics exploring different facets of Islam. This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a…
  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

    david
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    That’s the sound of an author seeing their book for the first time… Just received the first physical copy of mine, Knowledge is Beautiful. Watch me ‘unbox’ it live. Will I laugh? Or cry? Direct link to the video pre-order If you like, feel free to order from these outlets » UK edition – out Sep 25th (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off!) » US edition – Oct 14th (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) » Edition francais – Nov 6th (Amazon FR)
  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

    david
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Get your dataviz entries into this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards by midnight EST September 8th. Enter here. Thanks to our beloved sponsors, Kantar, we’re running a non-profit endeavour and have a $28,000 prize pot to share across six categories and five special awards. Last year’s awards was a big hit. Hundreds of entries from around the globe. Loads of coverage for the winners and those listed. Check out the new informationisbeautifulawards.com for deets. Can you help us? Seen any great dataviz and infographic work this year? Suggest something you’ve liked…
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Mamata wants guv’s say in judges’ appointment

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee’s communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to a letter written by him to all Chief Ministers requesting them to ratify a constitutional amendment bill to make way for the proposed commission for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. Once the Commission is put in place, it will scrap the present collegium…
  • Harish Manwani to retire as COO of Unilever

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    MUMBAI: Harish Manwani, currently chief operating officer, Unilever, will retire from Unilever on December 31, 2014, after more than 38 years of service. He will continue in his capacity as the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever (HUL). As COO of Unilever, Manwani’s key achievement has been his leadership of the global markets where he established and aligned the market clusters across the world behind a clear agenda, creating a better and more integrated go-to-market organisation. It has also allowed the business to be managed more dynamically, resource allocation to be done…
  • Nifty reclaims 8,000 level

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeping its main lending rate unchanged after a monetary policy review, key benchmark indices extended gains and hit fresh intraday high in afternoon trade. The 50-unit CNX Nifty regained the psychological 8,000 level. The Nifty hit its highest level in nearly a week. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was currently up 207.81 points or 0.78% at 26,804.92. TheSensex hit one-week high. The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was strong. Eruoepan stocks rose in early trade there. Shares of auto-part makers were in demand. Tyre…
  • Larsen and Toubro gains on Rs 1,423 crore new orders

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has moved higher by 2% to Rs 1,490 after the company said it has won new orders worth Rs 1,423 crore across various business segments in September 2014, including order from Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. The company’s heavy civil infrastructure business has bagged a Rs 631 crore prestigious order from the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited for the construction of the Lucknow Metro, L&T said in a statement. L&T’s scope includes construction of the priority section (Package LKCC 01) in the North South Corridor – 8.5km elevated viaducts and 8…
  • Israeli fire wounds Gaza teenager

    Gautam
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli troops shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday in the second such incident in 24 hours, medics said.   The boy suffered injuries to his foot after coming under fire in his village close to the border, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement.   On Sunday, Israeli fire wounded a farmer near the border fence, Qudra added.   Under Israel’s blockade of the coastal territory, residents of Gaza are not allowed to come within 100 metres of the border fence on foot, or 300 metres in a…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Stimulating Creativity and Prosperity Through Family Island Leadership

    media
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie officially opened a Local Government Leadership Training Seminar, September 29, at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach, for local government practitioners and Family Island Administrators. Pictured seated at left is Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government the Hon. V. Alfred Gray. NASSAU, The Bahamas — Installing Local Government Practitioners to create economic opportunities in the Family Islands is the Bahamas Government’s strategic approach to global business sustainability. Under the theme “Re-tooling &…
  • Patient in Dallas tested positive for Ebola – First Case now in US!

    media
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Texas, USA -- U.S. Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. The hospital said in a statement Monday night that the patient’s symptoms and travel history suggested the patient may have Ebola. The Ebola virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa. Presbyterian Hospital says it’s taking measures to keep its doctors, staff and…
  • Jamaican Coke Bust at JFK on JetBlue

    media
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    The cocaine in shoes and pocketbook at JFK. - US Customs and Border Patrol imageNews Americas, JFK, NY, Tues. Sept. 30, 2014: A 33-year-old Jamaican woman was last night being held without bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after she was busted for cocaine in a pair of wedge heeled shoes and in her Chanel pocketbook. Janisha Amalee Atkins , 33, was busted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after she arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport aboard a JetBlue flight from Montego Bay. Atkins now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the…
  • GOVERNMENT TO BE FLEXIBLE ABOUT PRICING DISPLAY DURING THE ONSET OF VAT

    media
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    An Update on VAT! Nassau, Bahamas — The Ministry of Finance announced there will be some leniency with pricing display during the early days of the VAT. This statement comes after retail businesses voiced concerns about the amount of effort that will be required to change all display prices immediately on January 1st.  “We recognize that many businesses, such as retail grocers, will need extra days and perhaps weeks beyond January 1st to replace sticker prices on all shelved inventory.  As such, they will be given until February 28 to complete the process,” Financial Secretary,…
  • U.S. Embassy (Bahamas) Partners with Local Organizations to Promote Social Inclusion

    media
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson with Minister of State for Transport and Aviation Hope Strachan, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Roderick Bowe, EKS Day volunteers and athletes representing Special Olympics Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas – For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Special Olympics Bahamas to host the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on Saturday, September 27.  As in years passed, the front lawn of the residence was transformed into a “Mini Camp Shriver” where hundreds of Special Olympics…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Sunny Car cash yet to materialise

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Bean counters at the City of Hämeenlinna kept a close eye on the municipal account on Tuesday, but by the final 3:30pm inspection, the Sunny Car Center (SCC) had still not made ​​a move. The SCC has until midnight to finalise the 8.4 million euro payment or businessman Markku Ritaluoma will have to face up to the collapse of his showroom dreams.Deputy Mayor Juha Isosuo and Finance and Administration director Jussi Oksa said that in eight hours it will be clear whether or not the Sunny Car Center managed to acquire the funding to implement the purchase of the land. If the cash doesn’t…
  • Defense Minister Haglund: Credible defense forces cannot be built alone

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    On Monday Defense minister Carl Haglund travelled to Rovaniemi to to fly the flag strongly on behalf of international military cooperation. His statements there come on the heels of May's announcement that Finland and Sweden had signed a defense cooperation agreement.“This Finland-Sweden partnership is one such clear trend, which is positive, and from which both parties stand to benefit and that’s why it’s now been done quite decisively,” says Minister Haglund. Haglund points out that the Finland-Sweden collaboration has been in the pipeline for a long time and that the Ukrainian…
  • Who has right of way – cyclist or motorist?

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    In cases where an accident has occurred, police are often called upon to mediate between motorists and cyclists.According to the traffic safety authority Liikenneturva, car drivers often think that they always have right of way when it comes to cycle traffic. In reality, the vehicle that’s turning – be it a bike or a car – must always yield to direct traffic. It follows that a turning car must wait to let a bicycle continue along a bikepath before the driver can make the turn.In terms of pointing the finger, the statistics are bleak for motorists. According to police figures, motorists…
  • Government ponders additional support for Talvivaara

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    According to Economic Affairs Minister Jan Vapaavuori, essential conditions for the state to participate in bailing out the troubled mining company would be that the operation should be viable and that it should find a credible industrial partner that would bear the brunt of the responsibility for a rescue.Vapaavuori had outlined a similar formula in the case of the floundering STX Turku shipyard earlier this year. The state later plumbed for a 30 percent stake in the dockyard when the German shipbuilder Meyer Weft offered a takeover bid for the business.“In fact from the state’s…
  • Talvivaara restructuring to leave individual investors empty-handed

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    The many twists and turns in Talvivaara’s fortunes continue to test the faith of individual investors. Antti Kejo, chair of the Kainuu shareholders association said household investors are looking on at the restructuring proposal with interest.“Our faith now depends on what happens with the restructuring proposal. On whether or not the creditors accept it in their vote so that it can go ahead. And if Talvivaara can get the financing it needs to continue operating,” Kejo added.The mining operation has been plagued by all manner of reversals: heavy financial losses, crushing debt,…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Versailles, avant-garde & kitsch

    thuudung
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    World War I was the supreme disillusionment. But the culture we connect with that – Picasso, the Futurists, Stravinsky – emerged before a shot was fired… more
  • Myth of self-made men

    thuudung
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The rags-to-riches narrative permeates the American psyche. From Franklin to Carnegie to his own father, John Swansburg ponders why… more
  • Writers’ private lives

    thuudung
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We insist on prying into the lives of writers who seek privacy, like Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger. What is it we’re after?… more
  • About the Shark

    thuudung
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Oliver Wendell Holmes’s mollusk, Emily Dickinson’s snake, Melville’s Maldive shark: What about animals makes them such attractive poetic subjects? Their inscrutability, for one… more
  • Jean Guéhenno’s diary

    thuudung
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Can we learn moral heroism from books? The diary of Jean Guéhenno, mid-20th-century French intellectual, suggests so… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry?

    Samuel Scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    This essay originally appeared at the Times of Israel. By Samuel Scott Many immigrants to Israel who are not fluent in Hebrew — especially those who are native English speakers — end up working in some type of sales or marketing position that focuses on selling to customers or clients in their native countries. Six […] The post So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO

    Samuel Scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott Insert links into press releases that include targeted keywords in the text of the links and then publish and distribute them throughout the Internet. If you work in public relations, that statement is probably what you think when you hear the term “SEO.” But […] The post What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • When Missiles Start Falling at Work

    Samuel Scott
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    This essay originally appeared on LinkedIn Today. TEL AVIV – The air-raid sirens woke me up in the morning. My eyes flashed open in bed in my top-floor apartment here in Israel’s high-tech capital as the warning sounds echoed throughout the neighborhood and signaled that I had fifteen seconds to take shelter in my building’s […] The post When Missiles Start Falling at Work appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google!

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy about a Google algorithm update as I’ve been with Panda 4.0. Google rolled out the change on May 20. Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz noticed on May 29 that several major press-release websites were hit. PR Newswire announced […] The post Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google! appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • How to Speak at Marketing Conferences

    Samuel Scott
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott Speaking at conferences is an underrated marketing strategy. It’s one thing to focus, for example, on SEO, social media, and lead generation – but it’s all online and impersonal. It’s also beneficial to be in the real world and connect with flesh-and-blood people. Of […] The post How to Speak at Marketing Conferences appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Obama, Military Hail Signing Of US-Afghan Agreement

    Albany Tribune
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    By Albany Tribune (DoD News) — Newly sworn-in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today signed the bilateral security agreement between his government and the United States, as well as a status of forces agreement with NATO. The agreements mark an historic day in the U.S.-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the White House. Ghani was sworn into office yesterday and shares power with Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, in the new Afghan Government of…
  • Obama skipped most of his daily intelligence briefings – Government Accountability Institute

    RT
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    By RT US President Barack Obama has attended only 42 percent of his daily intelligence briefings since assuming office more than five and a half years ago, according to a new study. The Government Accountability Institute, a watchdog non-profit organization, calculated the number of times Obama has received daily oral intelligence briefings, or the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB). The group found that as of Sept. 29, the President had attended 42.4 percent of PDBs during his first term and 41.3 percent during his second term. The report came days after Obama told 60 Minutes that Director of…
  • Iraq: Islamic State Attacked On Three Fronts In North

    MISNA
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    By MISNA Kurdish troops backed by warplanes launched an offensive against the Islamic State group today on three fronts in northern Iraq. According to international media, the operation began before dawn and is targeting areas north of the second city Mosul, controlled by the Sunni fighters, south of the oil-hub Kirkuk and the Rabia area on the border with Syria.The Kurdish peshmerga troops reportedly entered Rabia, after seizing the villages of As-Saudiyah and Mahmudiyah. The forces, backed by artillery and warplanes, also struck Zumar, about 60km north-west of Mosul, near the reservoir of…
  • The Big Tax Increase Nobody Noticed

    Albany Tribune
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    By Albany Tribune A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) examines the results of two recent polls that indicate that the American public may not be as sensitive to changes in taxation rates as conventional wisdom holds. The report, “The Big Tax Increase Nobody Noticed,” details the results of two Google Consumer Survey polls conducted by CEPR in 2013 and 2014. The polls asked respondents about the payroll tax that funds Social Security and whether that tax rate had changed that year. In the 2013 poll, the majority of respondents (56 percent) did not know if…
  • Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone On Cap-And-Trade – Analysis

    OilPrice.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    By OilPrice.com By Nick Cunningham Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives. In 2013, California kicked off a cap-and-trade program in an effort to reduce its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The first year of the program was a resounding success, with the state’s economy expanding while at the same time adding renewable energy. But carbon markets are more effective, and far more efficient, when they involve more entities in more…
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    Deadline

  • Greg Ellis Signs With Gersh; Pantheon Signs J.C. Chasez, Chris Payne Gilbert

    The Deadline Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Hawaii Five-O regular Greg Ellis has signed with the Gersh Agency, while Pantheon has signed former 'N Sync singer J.C. Chasez and Chris Payne Gilbert, in the day's agency announcements. The English-born Ellis has a recurring role on the CBS action show set on the islands but also is starring in the upcoming animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and the Western feature Forsaken. Other notable roles have come in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Star Trek, Beowulf, Mr.…
  • ‘Twilight’ Short-Film Competition For Women Is Backed By Stephenie Meyer & Lionsgate

    The Deadline Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Five features wasn't enough. Lionsgate said today that it is partnering with author Stephenie Meyer, Facebook, Women in Film and Tongal to launch a social media campaign to develop and produce short films by female filmmakers based on the characters in The Twilight Saga. The venture, called The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga, will include films based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's…
  • ‘NCIS’ Security Guard’s Family Wins $10 Million Judgment Against CBS

    The Deadline Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    A jury today ordered CBS Corp to pay more than $10 million to the widow and children of a security guard who was killed on the set of NCIS in 2011. Julio Villamariona, 52, was hit by a van driven by a CBS employee that was shuttling actors and crew from a parking lot to the set in Santa Clarita, CA. The driver, Ralph Blunt, 60, had passed out behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle as it went down an embankment. Blunt died en route to a…
  • FCC Considers Fines For On-Air Use Of Washington Redskins Name

    Lisa de Moraes
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    The FCC - best known for its efforts to protect Americans from Janet Jackson's nipples, Charlotte Ross' rear end and various gags delivered by a pre-America's Got Talent Howard Stern - has jumped into the Washington NFL team name debate, announcing today it's mulling whether to fine broadcasters for saying on-air the racial slur that is the team's name. The commission is charged with fining broadcasters for obscenities and indecencies by responding to viewer/listener…
  • Julianna Margulies Inks Production Deal With CBS Studios

    Nellie Andreeva
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Julianna Margulies, the Emmy-winning star of The Good Wife, has formed Toast Prods., which will be based at CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the praised CBS legal drama. Under the pact, Margulies and her Toast Prods. will develop and produce series, limited event series and TV movies for the studio, which will target various platforms and will not necessarily be starring vehicles for Margulies. Margulies has a close relationship with CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves going back…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Axing Hindsight and Rear Vision would be historically shortsighted

    Michelle Arrow, Associate Professor in modern history at Macquarie University
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    With little national history programming at the ABC, Hindsight and Rear Vision are precious. Allan FosterLast week it was widely reported that several of the ABC’s best-known programs on television and radio may be axed. Among those under threat is the ABCs only program solely devoted to history across all channels and stations, RN’s Hindsight. Rear Vision, which places contemporary events in their historical context, is also under threat. If those proposals are carried out, there will be no regular history programs on “our” ABC. The ABC’s Charter states it must broadcast programs…
  • The off-topic Conversation #12

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know each other and talk about news elsewhere and whatever else strikes your fancy. This is also an opportunity to discuss broader issues about The Conversation, including moderation, community standards and editorial decisions. These threads will be read by Conversation staff, however we will keep our commenting to a minimum so that this can be your space. Our community standards still apply…
  • The Gaza bloodshed demands a proper process of accountability

    Anthony Billingsley, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and International Studies at UNSW Australia
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Investigations of the death and destruction wrought upon Gaza's civilian neighbourhoods must be independent of the warring Israeli and Palestinian forces. EPA/Mohammed SaberWith the August 26 ceasefire between Israeli and Palestinian forces holding, both sides have resumed their relentless pursuit of political advantage. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Chairman Khaled Meshaal have come under wide-ranging criticism for their roles in the latest carnage in Gaza. Perhaps the only thing that will unite the squabbling parties is…
  • It's too simple to argue lack of supply pushes up house prices

    Danika Wright, Lecturer in Finance at University of Sydney
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Animal spirits: the Reserve Bank will be asked to explain itself on what is means by macroprudential tools. AAP/Dan PeledIs there a national housing supply problem? No, but there is a problem of access to affordable housing in certain regions. Last month, Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn Stevens commented on the need for “animal spirits” to respond to the exceptionally accommodative monetary policy setting and boost the supply of housing. More than 12 months have passed since the RBA last adjusted the cash rate to the current record low of 2.5%. This has stimulated investor demand,…
  • Use your illusion: how to trick yourself and others into eating less

    Stephen S Holden, Associate professor at O.P. Jindal Global University
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We know that bigger portions lead us to eat more but portions that appear bigger have a reverse effect. Stephen Holden, Author providedScience has a simple and incredible trick that will help you lose weight. The idea, it seems, is to make portions appear bigger because this leads people to serve and eat less. While many such fat-fighting claims are fake, this idea is that a fiction can have a real effect. We know that bigger portions lead us to eat more (bite-sized version here), but portions that appear bigger have a reverse effect. Visual illusions have long fascinated humans but mostly…
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    ShortFormBlog

  • Sesame Street turns 45 years old this year. How have they...

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Sesame Street turns 45 years old this year. How have they managed to keep things going so long? They’ve kept focused on their mission, which as it turns out does not involve Cookie Monster eating nothing but cookies.
  • markcoatney: imageoscillite: Don Hertzfeldt’s The Simpsons...

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    markcoatney: imageoscillite: Don Hertzfeldt’s The Simpsons couch gag is a wonder. Oh. Oh my. I agree with this writer for The Verge. Beautiful and brilliant—I would love to see a full episode like this.
  • brianabrams: I spent the last six months interviewing writers,...

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    brianabrams: I spent the last six months interviewing writers, producers, crew members, and guests who worked on NBC’s groundbreaking “Late Night with David Letterman” in the ’80s. The oral history has been published as an e-book at Amazon Kindle Singles, which you can check out at the link.If you’re into the history of late-night TV and/or a nerd about comedy writers rooms, this is for you. Today in old-school comedy and gap teeth brethren. If you have gap teeth, don’t go see a dentist—reblog this post instead and embrace your cultural status.
  • "We’re so busy worrying about the CMYK hue of the flowers that we’re failing to actually..."

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    “We’re so busy worrying about the CMYK hue of the flowers that we’re failing to actually notice if the flower smells like a rose or like a corpse flower.” - Catching up to the Ello hype today, and so I ranted about it on Ello. May the thinkpiece die a short, painful death.
  • "The only, and essential, characteristics of parody are, on the one hand, to evoke an existing work..."

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    “The only, and essential, characteristics of parody are, on the one hand, to evoke an existing work while being noticeably different from it and, on the other, to constitute an expression of humour or mockery.” - The European Copyright Directive, taking effect in the U.K. October 1, finally makes it OK for British comedians to parody stuff without having to worry about the risk of a lawsuit from the copyright-holder. Not allowed, though, are parodies that convey “a discriminatory message”—i.e., no racism.
 
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  • Candidates Announced: Janes, LaRue, Porcaro, and Todaro to Vie For 2016-17 ALA Presidency

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Today, the American Library Association announced that four well-known members of the library community are candidates for the 2016-17 ALA Presidency. The candidates are: Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School James La Rue, CEO of LaRue & Associates JP Porcaro, Librarian for Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at the New Jersey City University Guarini Library, Jersey City, N.J. Julie Todaro, Dean of Library Services at Austin (Texas) Community College Both Janes and Porcaro have filed as petition candidates.
  • Missouri: Kansas City Public Library Announces $1.5 Million Grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    From the KCPL: The Kansas City Public Library announced this week it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant over three years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which will support the Library’s general operations. “The very generous ongoing operating support of the Kauffman Foundation has made possible the Library’s programming, which we believe to be the best in the United States,” Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III said. “More importantly, Kauffman has acted as an enlightened partner and collaborator on many of our top series.”…
  • New Video: “Inside the New York Public Library: The Maps Collection”

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Here’s one of several new “Inside the NYPL” videos online from the New York Public Library. We will share more in the coming days. The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 15th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users.
  • Digital Public Library of America Receives $1 Million in Funding From IMLS

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    From a Joint IMLS/DPLA Announcement: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today a $999,485 grant to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for a major expansion of its infrastructure. [Clip] This IMLS award builds on a 2012 IMLS grant to DPLA. With new funding DPLA will pursue a major expansion of its service hubs network. The goal is to at least double the number of DPLA service hubs and to use IMLS support to encourage other funders to make DPLA service hubs available to all institutions in every state in the union. DPLA service hubs are state, regional, or…
  • Free Resource Alert: EBSCO Launches the Database American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

    Gary Price
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    From EBSCO: The print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU), is now available digitally as American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. This effort was made possible through a donation from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 includes nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 through 1955. This print index was…
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  • Updated reverse mortgage guide: Two things you should know

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Updated reverse mortgage guide: Two things you should know Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau More and more homeowners are considering tapping their home equity as they approach retirement age. Getting a reverse mortgage is one way that some older homeowners can do that. Reverse mortgages are a special type of home equity loan sold to […]
  • Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014 Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014, a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States; the network over which passenger travel takes place; and the related economic, […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    New From the GAO Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. Afghanistan Equipment Drawdown: Progress Made, but Improved Controls in Decision Making Could Reduce Risk of Unnecessary Expenditures. GAO-14-768, September 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-768 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666236.pdf 2. Bureau of Prisons: Information on Efforts and Potential Options to Save Costs. GAO-14-821, September 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-821 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666255.pdf 3. […]
  • CRS — Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources (September 25, 2014)

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) This report is one of a series of reports on legislative process and research; it is intended to serve as a finding aid to sources of information, such as documents, news articles, analysis, […]
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

    fulltextreports
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities Source: U.S House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Among the report’s findings: The Census Bureau’s lack of recordkeeping and deficient data collection system fostered an environment in which data falsification could occur. The suspected falsification procedures are inconsistent from region to region and from case […]
 
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  • It’s a Good Thing: Vote today for Michigan’s entries in the ‘American Made Awards’ contest

    Karen Dybis
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    From our point of view, Michigan businesses should follow the old adage of “A rising tide lifts all boats.” In other words, we need to support one another in a variety of ways so that our state economy grows as a result. That is why we wanted to bring the “American Made Awards” to your attention. This contest comes out of the Martha Stewart camp, so you know the selected businesses – and the finalists in particular – are great examples of Michigan ingenuity and innovation. Bon Bon Bon More than a dozen Michigan companies were named as finalists in this competition. Many more than…
  • Cobo rocks with more upgrades and strong financials

    M Lapham
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    The heart of Detroit’s convention, conference and trade show scene, Cobo Center, is beating more life-blood into the community. Despite being in the middle of construction there is no slowing down and its progress and financials show it. With completion of the final phase of construction scheduled for completion in 2015, Cobo gained much in 2014. Here’s a quick look at Cobo’s renovation. Reconstruct rooftop parking area to replace concrete, drainage system and parapet, install solar-powered lighting, improve building entrances, and insulate roof. Finish upgrades to HVAC, plumbing,…
  • I’mPossible conference helps teens deal with suicide and domestic violence

    Jerome Espy
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The recent death of comedian/actor Robin Williams has brought renewed attention to the issues of suicide and depression. Regardless of age, many struggle and may need help from time to time. An upcoming conference put on by the Mentoring Youth Network (MYN) hopes to provide students, dealing with the issues, alternatives, hope and answers. I’mpossible founder Tony Weston talks with students Organizers of the “I’mPossible” Suicide Awareness Conference say they want to proactively inspire change in Detroit’s youth and give them options. They are stressing that although the…
  • The Great American Milk Drive helps hungry families in metro Detroit

    Jerome Espy
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Nearly everyone has heard the phrase, “Milk does a body good,” right? Well, the beverage many of us grew up on is in short supply at many of the nation’s food banks that bring all important sustenance to so many in need in our communities. “The Great American Milk Drive” is looking to meet that need and nourish thousands of families. Locally, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest, dairy farmers and Country Fresh are teaming to help inspire Detroiters put an end to a food crisis … one gallon at a time. Since April of this year, Feeding America has partnered with local…
  • Week in review: Detroit was a hotbed of events, conferences, celebrity appearances

    Karen Dybis
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Detroit naysayers, haters and otherwise unaware ostriches: If you think the city hasn’t crossed that all-importing tipping point where progress trumps ruin and decay, then you should think about selling all your stuff and moving. Because if you  haven’t been to this new Detroit – this exciting, jubilant, argumentative and boastful in the best possible way city – then you’re just plain old missing out. And that’s a crying shame. Because the last week in Detroit was glorious. It was impressive. It was a dang hotbed of activity. And that’s just the way it’s going to be from now…
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  • Adobe Photoshop now on Chromebook with Google Drive cloud storage integration

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The Adobe Photoshop software can now run on a Chromebook with Google Drive integration. Finally, the Chromebook platform is more than just a Google Drive or a web-browsing only machine. Google announced that Adobe is joining the ecosystem with the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud that can run on the Chrome OS’s native web browser — and this is launching initially with the company’s flagship software service, the Adobe Photoshop. Google said the Adobe Photoshop streaming version will be available first to United States-based education customers. So technically speaking, Adobe will…
  • Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox One hits China, PlayStation 4 missing the action

    Raphael Labuguen
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Microsoft enjoys “first blood” in China after launching the Xbox One — marking the end of the 14-year ban on gaming consoles which promote “violence.” It’s a “monumental day” not only for the Chinese gaming community, but also for Microsoft Corporation. The Xbox One, the company’s latest flagship gaming console, is finally available in China — and it marks the end of the Chinese Communist Party’s 14-year ban on gaming devices. Stores that offer the Xbox One attracted long lines, very long lines — not only because they want to experience the…
  • USPS introduces Batman stamps to celebrate comic book superhero’s 75th anniversary

    Jon Kristian Coa
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Comic-Con in New York includes a memorabilia from USPS, the Batman Stamps! The US Postal Service will commemorate the 75th year anniversary of one of the country’s coolest and most profitable comic book character — Batman. The agency said that starting on October 7, they will issue four unique Batman stamps inspired by four generations. The evolution of Batman is the centerpiece of the stamps — and the USPS said that the one of the stamps will showcase Batman as depicted by creator Bob Kane during the golden age of comics. Another layer will show-off Batman stamp swooping…
  • California Governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for drones surveillance

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Governor of California vetoed a bill limiting agencies to use surveillance drones without warrant in State’ skies. California Governor Jerry Brown has decided to veto the Assembly Bill 1327 or the proposed state law which demands policemen, security and investigation agencies to operate drones with warrant. For Brown, the bill’s proposed exceptions appear to be “narrow and could impose requirements beyond what is required by the 4th amendment of the Constitution” and also the privacy provisions which are guiding the state of California. Additionally, the law would have also required…
  • ‘Distracting’ Google Glass cannot curtail road accidents, but driverless car still a candidate

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Google Glass is also distracting while on the road, so it’s possible that the safest way to text and drive is to use the Google Driverless car. Let’s face and accept the reality that any device connected to the internet can be distracting while we drive because when we create or interact with a device, it will need more brain processes. And so it’s a no shocker that a new study claims to reveal that even the hands-free Google Glass is no exception to distracting a driver while on the road. Google Glass was compared to texting using a modern smartphone, and the research said they’re…
 
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  • World’s thinnest clip case SlimClip releases updated third version

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Wonderful Things Factory (theWTFactory) created a category of one with the release of the SlimClip Case in early 2014. By creating the world’s thinnest clip case and a patented technology that allows users to clip their iPhone to their waists securely and comfortably without added bulk theWTFactory provided a new alternative to active iPhone users that wish to take their phone with them for runs, hikes, cycling, working out at the gym and other fitness activities. Keith Hall, the Co-Owner and Product Developer at theWTFactory, said: “Our customers say they were using previously…
  • Cutting waiting lists for mental health treatment ‘will save lives’

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Long waiting lists for much-needed NHS treatment are well documented. And for those unfortunate enough to need care the message has  been simple. Due to ever- increasing demand and less resource, they have to wait. It is never an easy situation for any patient, but a new report has now highlighted how waiting for treatment for mental health conditions can be harmful – and in some cases potentially fatal. In a survey of 2,000 patients by the We Need to Talk coalition – which focuses on referrals for treatment under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme –…
  • Half of women have a ‘Plan B’ man if their relationship ends

    SWNS Reporter
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Half of all women have a ‘Plan B’ – in the shape of a man whose arms they can run into  if their current relationship turns sour, it emerged yesterday.A study carried out among 1,000 women found a substantial percentage have managed to keep another man waiting patiently in the wings should they end up single .And, worryingly, married women are more likely have a Plan B in the background than those who are merely in a relationship. Half of women have a ‘Plan B’ in case their current relationship turns sour, researchers found It also emerged the Plan B is likely…
  • Half of women have a man on standby in case their relationships ends

    Jon Mills
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Half of all women have a ‘Plan B’ – in the shape of a man whose arms they can run into if their current relationship turns sour, it has emerged. A study carried out among 1,000 women found a substantial percentage have managed to keep another man waiting patiently in the wings should they end up single. And, worryingly, married women are more likely have a Plan B in the background than those who are merely in a relationship. It also emerged the Plan B is likely to be an ‘old friend’ who has always had feelings for the woman in question. But other candidates are…
  • Palamedes PR Appointed by Gigi’s of Mayfair

    SWNS Reporter
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Palamedes PR has been appointed by Gigi’s, the exclusive new restaurant in Mayfair, London.Gigi’s, a modern Italian restaurant on Woodstock Street, holds up to 50 guests and boasts its own VIP area. It is believed to be the first restaurant of its type in Mayfair with an in-house DJ on ThursdayFriday, and Saturday nights.Palamedes PR has been appointed on a project basis to orchestrate the restaurant’s pre-public launch this week. This will include two ticket-only parties on the nights of Thursday 25 and Friday 26 September respectively. Celebrity guests are set to include the…
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  • Obama, Military Hail Signing Of US-Afghan Agreement

    Albany Tribune
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    By Albany Tribune (DoD News) — Newly sworn-in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today signed the bilateral security agreement between his government and the United States, as well as a status of forces agreement with NATO. The agreements mark an historic day in the U.S.-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the White House. Ghani was sworn into office yesterday and shares power with Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, in the new Afghan Government of…
  • Obama skipped most of his daily intelligence briefings – Government Accountability Institute

    RT
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    By RT US President Barack Obama has attended only 42 percent of his daily intelligence briefings since assuming office more than five and a half years ago, according to a new study. The Government Accountability Institute, a watchdog non-profit organization, calculated the number of times Obama has received daily oral intelligence briefings, or the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB). The group found that as of Sept. 29, the President had attended 42.4 percent of PDBs during his first term and 41.3 percent during his second term. The report came days after Obama told 60 Minutes that Director of…
  • Iraq: Islamic State Attacked On Three Fronts In North

    MISNA
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    By MISNA Kurdish troops backed by warplanes launched an offensive against the Islamic State group today on three fronts in northern Iraq. According to international media, the operation began before dawn and is targeting areas north of the second city Mosul, controlled by the Sunni fighters, south of the oil-hub Kirkuk and the Rabia area on the border with Syria.The Kurdish peshmerga troops reportedly entered Rabia, after seizing the villages of As-Saudiyah and Mahmudiyah. The forces, backed by artillery and warplanes, also struck Zumar, about 60km north-west of Mosul, near the reservoir of…
  • The Big Tax Increase Nobody Noticed

    Albany Tribune
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    By Albany Tribune A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) examines the results of two recent polls that indicate that the American public may not be as sensitive to changes in taxation rates as conventional wisdom holds. The report, “The Big Tax Increase Nobody Noticed,” details the results of two Google Consumer Survey polls conducted by CEPR in 2013 and 2014. The polls asked respondents about the payroll tax that funds Social Security and whether that tax rate had changed that year. In the 2013 poll, the majority of respondents (56 percent) did not know if…
  • Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone On Cap-And-Trade – Analysis

    OilPrice.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    By OilPrice.com By Nick Cunningham Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives. In 2013, California kicked off a cap-and-trade program in an effort to reduce its emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The first year of the program was a resounding success, with the state’s economy expanding while at the same time adding renewable energy. But carbon markets are more effective, and far more efficient, when they involve more entities in more…
 
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  • ‘LHHATL’ Star Mimi Faust Plans to Write a Tell-All Book

    Deron Dalton
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    *”Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Mimi Faust wants the world to know there’s more to her than meets the eye or the small screen — beyond being a reality star and celebrity porn star. Faust confirmed she’s working on a tell-all book about her drama-filled life. But what drama is she diving into in […]
  • LeBron’s Receding Hairline Gains Upper Hand in the Battle of Hair

    Qwest7
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    *Reports regarding the disappearance of LeBron James’ receding hairline were apparently premature. Recent photos of the NBA all-star reveal that the hair on top of his head (see above) has vanished. The return of the receding hairline stands (see below) in contrast to pictures and reports of it being dominated by returning hair. As a […]
  • Ebola Hits Home! First Ever Case Diagnosed in the U. S. (Video)

    Brainuser1
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    *Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters just recently, that the U. S. now has its first  Ebola victim. In a press conference, he said that the person, who has yet to be identified, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. […]
  • Michael K. Williams Clueless of Freeway Ricky Ross Until ‘Messenger’ Role

    EURPublisher01
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    *Michael K. Williams certainly knows how to leave his mark on a character. From gay stick-up man Omar Little of “The Wire,” to racketeer Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire,” to the rebellious Robert of “12 Years a Slave,” who fought and died on a ship bound for New Orleans, where he was to be sold,” […]
  • Tuesday Snaps: Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lisa Raye

    thejasminebrand
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    * Ciara attend the Lanvin show during Paris Fashion Week. FYI: Ci Ci is rocking a Lanvin dress. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West step out to the Balmain show. Hours later, the Keeping Up With the Kardashian Star was almost attacked by a red carpet prankster. Kelis sports a big, bleached blonde fro. Patti Labelle […]
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  • Camerata Singers Salute America With a History of Folk Music

    Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Mendellsohn’s Songs Without Words notwithstanding, songs were meant to be sung, and on Sunday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m., Long Beach Camerata Singers will present a stirring tribute to our nation’s singing heritage featuring beautiful new arrangements of familiar folk songs, American standards, spirituals, and a patriotic salute to the armed forces. The performance, entitled American Tapestry, takes place at the Long Beach City College Auditorium, a facility with plenty of free parking and easy access by public transportation.Read the rest of Camerata Singers Salute America With a History…
  • The Royal Ballet of Cambodia Returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center

    Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    For the first time in many years, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB with a program entitled “The Stars of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.” The October 18, 8 p.m. performance will feature an intimate ensemble of the best dancers and musicians in the centuries-old tradition of Khmer Classical Dance. With choreography by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, inspired by her grandmother Queen Kossamak Nearyrath, the program will include selections highlighting the exquisite grace and austere beauty of this sacred art form, cherished…
  • LBFD to Host “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo

    Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014, to help residents prepare for incidents such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and act of terrorism. The free Citywide event, open to the public, will be from 10 am to 5 pm at Heartwell Park, near the corner of Clark and Carson streets.Read the rest of LBFD to Host “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo
  • Detectives Seek Suspect(s) In Murder of West Covina Man

    Editor
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 11th Street and Walnut Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult. The preliminary investigation determined that the victim, identified as 26-year-old Guillermo Iturralde of West Covina, was walking down the street when someone in a nearby vehicle fired at him, and then fled the scene. Victim Iturralde was struck in the upper body and pronounced deceased at the scene by LBFD paramedics.Read the rest of Detectives Seek Suspect(s) In Murder of West Covina Man
  • Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary Medical Center’s Diabetes Walkathon

    Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Lace up your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for the third annual Diabetes Walkathon Health & Information Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Cabrillo High School. The fundraiser will take place around the high school track, 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m. and will benefit St. Mary Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Program, which is the first and longest-serving certified diabetes education program in Long Beach. The program has been continuously certified by the American Diabetes Association for 11 years.Read the rest of Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary…
 
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  • Hong Kong protestors wait for Beijing’s response

    Cormac McCartan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas in Hong Kong Tuesday. Pic: AP. As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong is in the process of attempting to overthrow that very same political and social order. Already into day three of the Occupy Central campaign, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors continue to hold Hong Kong city centre at a standstill, forcing bank branches to close in the downtown area to close and prompting Hong Kong stocks to fall 1.9 percent in the campaign’s first day. All…
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue

    Asian Correspondent
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Pro-democracy activists sleep on a road near the government headquarters in Hong Kong Monday morning. Pic: AP. IN BRIEF: Huge crowds returned to the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday night to rally for democracy and universal suffrage. The protests were peaceful but the atmosphere was tense amid fear of a crackdown by authorities. Protester leaders earlier set an October 1 deadline for Chief Executive CY Leung to step down. +++ ALL TIMES HONG KONG TIME +++ 8.32pm: Protesters are out in force again in Hong Kong tonight as police keep a low profile: Hong Kong is a river of lights tonight…
  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    AP News
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window. The brutal murder committed by a train employee in July sparked an uproar in Thailand and prompted calls for the execution of rapists. The Hua Hin provincial court on Tuesday convicted Wanchai Saengkhao of murder, raping a minor and other charges. (MORE: In Thailand, collective responsibility is the best tribute to rape victims) The 22-year-old confessed to drinking beer and taking drugs during his…
  • Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

    Asian Correspondent
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Tourists at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Thailand. Pic: AP. Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identification wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. The possible move comes amid increased concerns for the safety of foreign visitors to Thailand following the brutal murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on the southern island of Koh Tao on September 15. Under the new plan, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkulsaid hotels would…
  • China celebrates new Martyr’s Day holiday

    AP News
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping and other solemn-looking Chinese leaders presented flower baskets and scores of ordinary people filed up to lay a single flower each Tuesday at the People’s Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr’s Day. It is one of three new holidays created this year in a renewed focus on World War II. The other two holidays, marking the Japanese surrender and the massacre of civilians by Japanese forces in Nanjing, refer specifically to China’s fight against Japanese occupiers and were created during a Chinese government campaign to…
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    Asia Travels

  • Welcome to Legendary Silk Road!

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    I’ve got that love of traveling from my parents since childhood. We’ve been to so many developing countries and cities that none of the skyscrapers surprised me anymore. So that’s when I realized that I need something very unique, such as the time-machine which can get me to an absolutely different world. When I read about Great Silk Road and the countries, which are situated there, I got that no more need to that superficial machine! All I had to do was to make a brave choice and get my things ready! All of the countries sounded familiar, but one – Kyrgyzstan. So,…
 
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  • Judgment Day

    mgopin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
                         Every day is judgment day When you are mad with vision, When the world as it is, And the world as it should be, Are enemies to the core. Every day is judgment day, When you see what you could be, And peer at what you are. Every day is judgment day, When every day, Every damn day, Someone else, someone new, Looks at you for help, For your power, Your power, Which is an illusion. Every day is judgment day, When the heart of the world Deserves a billion years of life, And the…
  • Analysts Where Art Thou: A sad look at media

    mgopin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
                          This is not the first time in history that jihadi armies destroyed by their own funders. Analysts!! Think! Look into conquest of Arabia at the beginning of the 20th century. It is amazing how enthralled analysts become with trees when paid not to look at forests. Analysts are so enthralled with all the jet toys Gulfies are throwing at ISIS they forgot to ask who financed such extremism to begin with. I am just amazed and appalled at the lack of questions being asked…
  • “Iran and the ‘Coalition of Repenters’”- from The New Yorker

    mgopin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
                          Read every word. This is the dark truth about why the United States is on the wrong side of the Gulf. Why its allies have destroyed the democrats of the Arab Spring, deliberately, turned it into an Islamist and jihadi nightmare, and why we must completely rethink our allies and adversaries. Someday the story will be told of the decline of America at the hands of its despotic and repressive allies who made this country die on the altar of military and oil sales. And I…
  • Men and Women in War

    mgopin
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
                        “Force protection”. A clean phrase, and its cousin “collateral damage”, that actually mean together that today, men don’t get killed in war much. The vast majority of the dead and wounded are women and children. From Syria to Gaza, from Afghanistan to Congo. The luckier women escape the bombs aimed at them, the luckier ones escape the rape aimed at them. They are merely left to care for abandoned children who have lost their food and lost their minds. People think…
  • “Tour Group Helps Visitors ‘Experience the People’” -JNS.org

    mgopin
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
                        Please check out this great story! Using Israeli and Palestinian Guides, Tour Group Helps Visitors ‘Experience the People’  Liel Maghen, an Israeli tour guide from Jerusalem, says that since starting to work with MEJDI he has watched tourists open their minds, but also expanded his own knowledge. “Every time I join a group, I learn something new about my life and my city,” Maghen says. “My identity is more complete when I hear about the other…
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  • Tracy Morgan: Walmart Is Blaming Me ?

    John Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Walmart's new strategy of blaming Tracy Morgan for the injuries he suffered when a company truck plowed into his limo has caught the attention of Morgan himself. “After I heard what Wal-Mart said in court I felt I had to speak out," reads a statement from the comedian. "I can't...
  • Dutch Killer Van der Sloot Is a Father

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father. Van der Sloot's attorney says the girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru—far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also remains the...
  • Secret Service Let Obama on Elevator With Armed Felon

    John Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    And the hits just keep on coming for the Secret Service: The Washington Examiner today reports on yet another serious lapse in security involving President Obama. The latest incident occurred just two weeks ago when the president traveled to Atlanta to visit the CDC—and ended up in an elevator...
  • Bats' Lethal Error: Mistaking Turbines for Trees

    John Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Scientists trying to figure why tens of thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines each year think they've figured out a key piece of the puzzle: The bats think the turbines are trees, reports Nature World News . Using thermal and infra-red surveillance cameras, researchers discovered that the bats deliberately...
  • First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in US

    John Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The world's Ebola outbreak has officially reached the US. The CDC today confirmed the first diagnosis in the nation, reports NBC Fort Worth-Dallas . The patient, who is in isolation at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, had recently traveled to Liberia in West Africa and developed symptoms about five...
 
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  • Headlight Lens Restore with no money!

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    4 ways to restore your headlights and make it clean! It doesn't take much effort, and you can get great results. Watch to see how to get your ugly headlights clear again! 1. Easy Method for making headlights clear again, how to make your headlights look new with toothpaste. 2. Bug spray headlight restoration - Use 40% deet or higher spray and coat on a sock and rub clean to remove yellowing and film from headlights 3. Restore headlight with baking soda and vinegar 4. Cleaning polycarbonate headlights using brake fluid on a Chrysler 300M year 2000. After wiping with brake fluid, the…
  • Beagle helps airline passengers recover lost items

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Sherlock the beagle is used at the Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a sniffer. He doesn't sniff for drugs, however, but for objects that owners have lost. The dog is given luggage found  in the plane and carries it in his specially designed jacket while trying to retrace the owner's smell. The energetic beagle runs through the airport with such items as headphones and lost mobile phones in his pouch. Sherlock has even been known to return stuffed toys back to the owners. The video the airline released shows how much the staff at the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has come to praise him. Sherlock…
  • Live volcano eruption coupled with booming sound

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    The eruption of Mount Tavurvur in New Guinea was caught on video by a tourist from Townsville, Australia. The video is becoming wildly popular on the World Wide Web. Phil McNamara, a taxi driver from Townsville, Australia was vacationing in New Guinea with his wife, Linda, and other friends when he filmed the video. The one-minute long film show clouds reacting to a supersonic shockwave from the explosion, as well as dust rising into the atmosphere. The photographer is heard warning other passengers on the boat with him, "Watch out for the shock, it's coming." A boom is heard, as the wave of…
  • Another Awesome Commercial - Volvo Trucks

    Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    First day on the job and he thought he was there to park sports cars, but director Henry-Alex Rubin had other ideas for San Remo Casino’s newest valet. In Volvo Truck’s latest film, Academy Award nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin captures the priceless reaction of a new casino valet via hidden cameras. Unaware of what’s in store for his trial shift at the San Remo Casino on the Italian Riviera, our valet has actually been handpicked and set-up to showcase the sports car like driveability of the new I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox.  
  • Different ways to enter the architecture industry

    John John
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Architecture offers the technically minded and creative the opportunity to be responsible for the creation of buildings and structures that have a major impact on society. It is also an industry where the gifted have achieved both fame and fortune. The architect must be multi-skilled, displaying knowledge and proficiency in designing and engineering as well as organization and management. They must also have good communication skills. There are different ways to enter the architecture industry, but whatever the route taken, a high degree of academic and technical knowledge is required. The…
 
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    Capital News

  • Senators support Bill on MCA privileges

    janegoin
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – Members of County Assemblies could soon enjoy similar privileges to Members of Parliament after the County Assemblies Powers and Privileges Bill went through the second reading in the Senate Tuesday afternoon. The Bill seeks to give Members of the County Assemblies leverage with fellow legislators by giving them immunity from various issues among them shielded the MCAs from civil or criminal responsibilities that emanate from their utterances on the floor of the Assembly or in a committee sitting. The Bill states that, “No civil or criminal proceedings may be…
  • Teachers union optimistic after talks with TSC

    OLIVE BURROWS
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion told Capital FM News that the meeting was, “good,” and that negotiations would continue on October 7/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has reported that the meeting they held with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday bodes well for uninterrupted learning in public schools. KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion told Capital FM News that the meeting was, “good,” and that negotiations would continue on October 7. The union’s chairman Mudzo Nzili expressed the same…
  • ICC judges direct Uhuru to be in court on Oct 8

    OLIVE BURROWS
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    The judges said the reasons he gave for his inability to honour the summons do not hold water as his case had been scheduled to start next week on Tuesday anyway/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – Judges in the case facing President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered that he appears physically before them for his status conference on October 8. They declined his request to reschedule the conference to a more convenient date, “after consultations with the parties,” for the reason that his trial had been scheduled to start on October 7…
  • Man who caned Raila seeks forgiveness

    OLIVE BURROWS
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Lengo Mzomba being escorted back to custody moments after he was charged with assaulting Raila Odinga/CFM NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 – The man who caned former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at a public meeting in Kwale on Monday has pleaded for forgiveness. The 40 year-old farm hand identified as Lengo Mzomba made the plea before Kwale Resident Magistrate Christine Njagi on Tuesday as he was charged with creating a disturbance and assaulting Odinga and Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya. Mzomba denied the charges but expressed regret at his actions and asked that he be given a week to apologise…
  • Cabinet Secretaries worry over MPs’ question time

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Information, Communication and Technology CS Fred Matiang’i and Transport CS Michael Kamau said they were concerned that service delivery will be affected. They expressed concern that they might end up ‘living in Parliament” because of supplementary queries filed by unsatisfied members/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 30 -Time management has emerged as one of the major issue Cabinet Secretaries say will affect their work now that they are required to appear before the National Assembly to answer questions. The Cabinet Secretaries who held a meeting with MPs at Parliament Buildings…
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  • US: CDC confirms first case of Ebola diagnosed on US soil

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The patient is believed to have been infected in Liberia before travelling to the US and began displaying symptoms in Dallas, Texas. The unnamed patient is receiving treatment and is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Five US medical workers infected with Ebola have received treatment and recovered in the US after being evacuated from West Africa earlier over the last two months. More than 3,000 people have died in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in…
  • Islamic State: RAF jets attack first IS targets in Iraq

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Royal Air Force (RAF) jets have attacked two Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. Two RAF Tornado GR4s assisted Kurdish forces in north-west Iraq and attacked an IS heavy weapons position with a Paveway VI guided bomb and an IS armed pick-up truck with a Brimstone missile. The MoD said that “an initial assessment indicates that both precision strikes were successful”. Commenting on the air strikes, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “Halting the advance of ISIL and helping the Iraqi government turn it back, and helping the…
  • Radio DJ “Dr” Neil Fox arrested over historical sex offences

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Radio DJ and personality Neil Fox has been arrested over claims of historical sex offences. The 53-year-old, that goes by the name “Dr Fox”, was arrested at the Magic FM studios in central London in relation to three historical allegations of sex offences and one from earlier this year. Bauer Media, which owns Magic FM, has confirmed that Fox has been arrested and that he will not be presenting his regular morning show on Wednesday. Police have confirmed that the former Pop Idol judge was arrested over the allegations, and that they had also searched properties in Chelsea and…
  • Osborne’s four myths mean he helps the rich at expense of poor

    The Conversation
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    George Osborne performed his main role at conference: to produce some good news to deflect attention from defection and deviance. Abolishing death taxes while targeting tax avoiders sounds good and the Tory faithful loved it. And this is good news on the cheap. The Treasury estimates that the move will cost £150m in a total government budget which is estimated to be £732 billion in 2014-15. It does not cost much because it will only benefit a small number of prosperous pensioners. And the conference also loved the freeze on working-age benefits; which means a cut in real terms for the…
  • Osborne signals end of “compassionate Conservatism” with further benefits cuts and austerity

    Descrier Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    George Osborne has signalled a calculated move by the Tories to end “compassionate conservatism”, by announcing further real-terms cuts to benefits for those in work and unemployed. The chancellor gambled that the public would welcome his candour in discussing the problems facing the UK and its continued budget deficit rather than complain about the negative impact on 3 million households that will be impacts by the two-year freeze on benefits and tax credits. David Cameron has defended these plans, arguing that the real-terms cuts would be “fair”, as benefits should…
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    Lets Gist

  • Happy Independence: Obama congratulates Nigeria and pledges more support

    Gister Adeola
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    U.S. President, Barack Obama, has pledged the support of the American government to Nigeria in combating terrorism. The pledge is contained in Obama’s congratulatory message on Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary, to be marked on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Obama said the U.S was looking forward to strengthening its relationship with Nigeria in the coming year, especially on good governance. He added that “Nigeria continues to play a key leadership role in Africa and at the UN in promoting regional peace and stability. “At the heart of our enduring friendship is our shared commitment to…
  • Manchester United to announce return of popular former player today

    Gister Adeola
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Manchester United have left supporters in suspense after tweeting that they have ‘exciting’ news about Ji-sung Park, and the club will announce an Old Trafford role for their former midfielder on Wednesday. Ambassadorial role Park retired at the end of last season two years after leaving Manchester United for Queens Park Rangers, but the former South Korea captain has been afforded a return to the club in a non-playing capacity. GiveMeSport understands that Park will be confirmed as a new club ambassador, which means he will attend various events across the globe to enhance Manchester…
  • Happy 54th Independence Day Nigeria: Nigerians & All Our Friends

    Gister Adeola
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    For this moment, let us forget about Boko Haram, Electricity, GEJ’s errors and all those bits that distract us about the GOOD there is and can still be in Nigeria. Let us use this moment to say a prayer of FAITH that Nigeria will prosper yet again and that Nigerians will reap good fruits in this fertile land. We at LetsGist.com go first: May Nigeria be truly indepent, free from terror, oppression and poverty. Amen, Ise, Ase…
  • Archbishop: The Politicisation of CAN by Pastor Oritsejafor and President Jonathan

    Gister Adeola
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Jonathan Does Not Deserve A Second Term – Okogie Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, former Archbishop of Lagos and first president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in this interview with MICHAEL UCHEBUAKU speaks about the politicisation of CAN, involvement of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor in the $9.3 million cash-for-arm deal, among other issues. How is life in retirement and what is a typical day like for you now that you are retired? Well, it is still the same life, except that we do not engage ourselves in too much pastoral work as we used to do when on active duty. On a typical day, I…
  • South Africa’s Invention: Rapex Anti Rape Device Will Send Manhood To Hospital

    Gister Adeola
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Check out dis Anti-Rape Device. (Mahalo Cindy P.) Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product for woman to fight back. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.” Ehlers created a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed. Some critics say this is a medieval punishment. What do you…
 
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • IMF Approves $130 Million for Countries Worst Hit by Ebola

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The International Monetary Fund is to give $130 million of financial assistance to the three countries in west Africa hardest hit by the ebola crisis. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are facing slowing growth and disruptions to agriculture, mining, and services because of the outbreak.
  • Indian and Chinese Exceptionalism?

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As the Chinese president, Xi Jinping continues his state visit to India, a leading Indian economist assesses the rapid development of these two giant economies, and suggests that the world’s most populous countries may be forging a quite exceptional development path.
  • Being a Small State Isn’t Easy, But It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Small states or countries with fewer than 1.5 million people have been struggling economically in recent years. An IMF economist offers an explanation and possible solutions.
  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Traditionally, countries developed their economies by moving away from agriculture into manufacturing. This was then followed by growth of the service sector. But many countries in Africa are building their service sector without transitioning through widespread industrialization. Is Africa experiencing a quite different path towards development? Click here for more information.
  • Avoiding a Hard Landing in China

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Chinese economic growth has been slowing in recent years. If the world’s second largest economy is to achieve sustainable, long-term growth, it needs reforms to shadow banking, local government finances and the real estate sector, say IMF economists.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • PM officially launches TB awareness campaign

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has officially launched the K100 million awareness campaign on Tuberculosis in the country today.The campaign is to fight against TB as part of the Governments priorities on Health services in the country is an area of concern where it sees TB as a killer disease that should be dealt with.PM O’Neill said the awareness campaign is to make our communities aware of the disease itself and how they can be able to avoid getting it and also how to go about to get treatment for its cure.“TB is a threat to our nation so we have to stand together to fight it and live…
  • James Segeyaro’s year of agony and ecstasy as hooker is named in Dally M Team of the Year

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The Daily Telegraph FINALLY, some joy for James Segeyaro.His life punctuated by grief over the past 18 months, the Panthers hooker was the most sentimental member of this season’s Dally M Team of the Year.More impressive than holding off Origin rakes Cameron Smith and Robbie Farah for the dummy half prize, Segeyaro did so after farewelling two of his favourite people.Midway through last season he lost good friend and former Cowboys team mate, Alex Elisala, to suicide.And just last month Segeyaro buried his father, Iffy, who died of a sudden stroke in Papua New Guinea.In between the…
  • DIGICEL A HONEST ETHICAL COMPANY OR JUST A THIEVING GIANT?

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    By Aibo BebesI am a regular user of Digicel Internet and I have come to a point where I believe Digicel is actually stealing credits from it's customers - not just small amounts but huge chunks of Internet credits. It is now happening on a regular basis and there is no logical explanation why this should be. I work with computers and there is no way huge chunks of internet credits, for example, 60MB could be used up in under five minutes or just disappear altogether before you have even started surfing. Even if there is any downloads taking place in the background, the Internet speed is…
  • BANK OF PNG ANNOUNCES BUDGET DEFICIT OF OVER K275.5 MILLION

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Bank of Papua New Guinea has recorded a budget deficit of over K275.5 million in its September Monetary Statement.This came about as a result of the government’s expenditure on the construction phase of the PNG LNG Project in the last two years.This was revealed by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Loi Bakani in his address to members of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce.But Bakani said, with the export shipments of the LNG Gas, the PNG economy will be expecting a surplus next year.In 2013 the budget, the government has seen a 20% increase in its spending. Much of this…
  • NAMAH CALLS ON O'NEILL TO LEAVE THE OMBUDSMAN COMMISSION ALONE

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    PNG Opposition Leader Belden has called on the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to leave the Ombudsman Commission alone.Mr. Namah said that the Prime Minister’s outburst over the K50m claim is a direct attack on the Ombudsman Commission.He is willing to meet with the Ombudsman Commission and other relevant state authorities to clarify this claim.Mr. Namah told a news conference this afternoon that funds used by his party were private funds and not public funds.His was responding to claims made against him by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.The Prime Minister raised his concern stating that the…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Islamic State Using Human Shields

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Pentagon says Islamic State fighters in Syria are using human shields to protect themselves from American airstrikes. I can’t verify that claim, but it’s a little like saying the Islamists breathe oxygen. Of course they’re using human shields. It’s what terrorist armies in the Middle East do when facing a civilized enemy. It wouldn’t accomplish squat against a war criminal like Bashar al-Assad. His regime would happily take out a thousand Sunni civilians to kill a single Islamist fighter. He’d see the thousand civilians as bonus points. But the West doesn’t fight like that…
  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Dig In For a Long War

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Islamic State drove a convoy of stolen Humvees into an Iraqi army base named Camp Saqlawiya just north of Fallujah and exploded themselves. Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers are dead or missing. I paid a visit to Saqlawiya six years ago. “That's where you'll want to go,” an American Marine told me, “if you want to say you get shot at once a week.” Nobody shot at me. Saqlawiya was relatively “quiet” back then because the American military was occupying the area. The American military is no longer occupying the area. And since the Iraqi army is effectively useless, despite years of…
  • Fear and Lothian in Westminster

    Roland Flamini
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    The end of Scotland’s unsuccessful bid for independence has segued (as they say in show business) into Britain’s general election campaign. Prime Minister David Cameron, who had clearly miscalculated the strength of the Scottish “yes” vote, must still be wiping his brow at having narrowly escaped disaster. Carwyn Jones, the Welsh first minister, accused him of “sleepwalking” through the Scottish bid to leave the union. But Cameron’s last-minute promise of wider powers for Scotland was crucial in reversing a drift toward a “yes” vote in the closing days of the long campaign.
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    Pars Herald

  • University Pensions Schemes Open for QROPS, but not for Long

    Saeed Maleki
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    University lecturers and staff have already seen cut backs affecting all areas of their day to day work, however it has come to light that really quite dramatic pension cutbacks are now being considered across the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members. Final salary schemes have now been stopped for good, and with the deficit of £7 billion growing day by day, other measures are set to be introduced over the coming 12 months which are likely to cause more strike action, and much discontent. The most likely changes will relate to the agae at which a pension can be accessed – set to…
  • UAE Residents Prefer Property, but not Dubai Property

    Saeed Maleki
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    According to a recent survey compiled by Full Service Property Management Company, IP Global, 53% of all UAE residents choose property as their primary investment interest, with gold featuring in 43% of investor’s portfolios. Despite these statistics, only 12% of property owned is based in Dubai, largely due to the perceived inflated price points which are viewed to be based more on hope than expectation. UAE residents are constantly told that the Expo 2020 will make Dubai one of the world’s most in-demand destinations moving forward – a global hub, if you will, however the facts and…
  • Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan didn’t Perform Ritual Sacrifice on Best Friend

    Saeed Maleki
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    The captain of Ghana’s national football side has finally released a statement after months of silence relating to the strange disappearance of Ghanaian rapper “Castro” while on holiday with the footballer. Both Castro, whose actual name is Theophilus Tagoe and Janet Bandu were last seen enjoying jet skis in the sea off the coastal town of Ada in Ghana. They were on holiday with Gyan at the time, and mounting speculation in the Ghanaian press pointed towards very suspicious circumstances. Indeed, no bodies have ever been found washed up on the shore, so the two friends who are…
  • The Most Expensive Cities in the World Today

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    In research compiled by Savills and released this week, London has once again come out on top as the most expensive city in the world to live in. This marks a significant increase in living costs since the global financial crisis of 2008, when London was only fifth in the league table. Here’s the lowdown on the most expensive 10: 1. London Renowned across the world, probably the most desirable city to live in amongst foreigners who have never been there. Because of the unrivalled history, architecture and underlying current of creativity, London does appeal to people from all four corners…
  • QROPS: Ex-Firemen Looking to Take Pensions While They Can

    Saeed Maleki
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The ongoing disputes over the future of Fire Service pensions look set to continue as unions fail to come to an acceptable resolution. The age of retirement is set to be extended to 65, while many face up to the reality of having to contribute more, while taking less once they finish. As a public sector pension, Fire Service schemes aren’t the only ones with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over their future. Police, NHS staff and teachers are all in similar boats, and although for the vast majority any semblance of control of their retirement future is due to be removed in April 2015, for…
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    Market Oasis

  • Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the nation’s farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record in 2013, with total business volume of more than $246 billion. That surpasses the previous record, set in 2012, by $8 billion, a 4 percent gain. …read more Read more here: Nation&apos;s Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income      The post Nation&apos;s Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • SBIR entrepreneurs at the forefront of the “games for learning” movement

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Note: This article was originally posted on the Department of Education’s blog. Across the eleven Federal agencies that… …read more Read more here: SBIR entrepreneurs at the forefront of the “games for learning” movement      The post SBIR entrepreneurs at the forefront of the “games for learning” movement appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2015 National Small Business Week… …read more Read more here: Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards      The post Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Windows Touch and Chromebooks Boost U.S. Back-to-School Computer Sales, But Not Enough to Stop Overall Declines, According to The NPD Group

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    U.S. computer sales for the 10-week back-to-school period (June 30th, 2013 – September 7, 2013) declined just slightly: 2.5 percent from 2012, according to The NPD Group’s Weekly Tracking Service. …read more Read more here: Windows Touch and Chromebooks Boost U.S. Back-to-School Computer Sales, But Not Enough to Stop Overall Declines, According to The NPD Group      The post Windows Touch and Chromebooks Boost U.S. Back-to-School Computer Sales, But Not Enough to Stop Overall Declines, According to The NPD Group appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle

    kevinanchi
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By David Berry Supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 14 September; show that both Aldi and Lidl are continuing to post impressive performances, with sales up by 15.1% and 12.3% respectively over the past year. Aldi and Lidl have both enjoyed record levels of market share … …read more Read more here: Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle      The post Aldi and Lidl continue to gain ground in Irish grocery battle appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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    International Relations Online

  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

    John Sinden
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    EduNGOs [see the SlideDeck]   Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, countries lacking substantial educational infrastructure can face a number of unique problems: rural access, gender inequalities, child labor, and more. These problems required equally unconventional solutions–here’s how ten NGOs are working to solve the education gap. Barefoot College Founded: 1972 Primary Work: Capacity building in rural villages Located: India Website: http://www.barefootcollege.org Interesting fact: The entire campus is run on solar power Barefoot College…
  • Understanding Our Basic Human Rights [INFOGRAPHIC]

    John Sinden
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    “Human rights” is a delicate and often controversial term in today’s interconnected world. We often hear it on the news: Nations violating citizens’ human rights and disagreements about what constitutes a human rights violation. However, legal rights and human rights are distinguished by the fact that legal rights are granted and human rights are intrinsic. In order to safeguard our human rights and to hold violators accountable, it is vitally important to remember the details of our basic human rights. Each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human…
  • Implications and Impressions from the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference

    John Sinden
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Originally published by the UN/DPI NGO Blog: http://undpingo.tumblr.com/post/95938933021/implications-and-impressions-from-the-opening-session In the time prior to the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference, the hallways, conference rooms, aisles, and seats of the United Nations were filled with attendees from highly diverse backgrounds and industries. When introducing myself as a blogger for DPI/NGO and as a representative of American University’s School of International Service Online, my participation and presence was immediately welcomed. This inclusive atmosphere led…
  • The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

    John Sinden
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Source: http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/conference-2014/ The 65th Annual United Nations (UN) DPI/NGO Conference, 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda, will be held at UN headquarters August 27–29, 2014. The theme of the conference is ‘The role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda.” The conference features numerous workshops, roundtables, and sessions aimed at providing a platform for networks within civil society to provide and share information and strategies to create a working framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The result of the conference will be a…
  • Faculty Book Recommendations

    John Sinden
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The International Relations Online at American University faculty is dedicated to providing information and teachings on topics central to international relations. We asked economics Professor Dr. Stephen Silvia, and politics of global development Professor Dr. Eve Bratman what IR books they recommend to read this summer. Here are their recommendations.   Dr. Stephen Silvia – Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty It’s the most talked about economics book this year. Piketty’s thesis is that in normal times, wages grow at more or less the same pace as the general…
 
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    You Can Save the World Right Now

  • 0 to 800, real quick.

    mystique
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Imagine waking up one day and thinking to yourself “I need a get away…..lets go to San Fransisco!”. In an up heave up excitement you call up all your buddies and you go on about your idea, then are all of a sudden brought down by the realization that you have to be back in town by noon tomorrow for work. What now? For us living in Los Angeles, San Fransisco is approximately a 6 hr drive depending on our so beloved traffic, so automatically half the day would be spent on the road. You hang up the phone in utter disappointment and pick up a bag of chips and never give it a…
  • Weird Malaysia Airline Flight disappearance

    Wolverine
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Malaysia Airline flight disappearance? Woah.. Thats weird! Fingerprints and photos of two men who boarded the doomed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet are being sent to U.S. authorities so they can be compared against records of known terrorists and criminals. The cause of the plane’s disappearance has baffled investigators and they have not said that they believed that terrorism was involved, but they are also not ruling anything out. The investigation into the disappearance of the jetliner with 239 passengers and crew has centered so far around the fact that two passengers used…
  • Earthquake

    Wolverine
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Many say that “The Big one is coming soon.” Well lets hope thats not till later on. When an earthquake strikes, the shock waves it generates pulse through the Earth’s crust, traveling as far as 2,500 miles 4,000 kilometers laterally before dissipating. The distance and force with which a shock wave travels depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the earthquake and the composition of the surrounding crust. For example, shock waves may only travel several hundred miles through warm, tectonically active regions of the crust but may travel much farther in…
  • Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday

    Wolverine
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    An asteroid 100 feet wide is set to squeak past the Earth early Wednesday evening, soaring fewer than 218,000 miles from our planet — slightly closer than the orbit of the moon itself. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. The post Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday appeared first on You Can Save the World Right Now.
  • Russian Troops Take Over Ukraines Crimea Region

    Wolverine
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    WHO ARE THE ARMED MEN TAKING UP POSITION IN THE CRIMEA?!? Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Russian President Vladimir Putin sought and quickly got his parliament’s approval to use its military to protect Russia’s interests across Ukraine. But while sometimes-violent pro-Russian protests broke out…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • HP Unveils New Stream Tablets And Laptops, Starting As Low As $99

    Carrie Ann
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner holds up a HP Stream laptop. Earlier in July Microsoft COO Kevin Turner showcased an HP notebook in the Worldwide Partners Conference touting it as a Windows 8.1 device that would compete at the low end of the market. This was the HP Stream notebook with costs ranging from $200 to $300. Along with the ultra affordable Stream laptops, HP also launched new Windows 8.1-powered tablets in the Stream family. These new devices, the Stream 7 and Stream 8 start at an amazing and cheap price point of $99 making them amongst the cheapest options on…
  • BMW is testing Autonomous Driving Project in China Next

    Anna Domanska
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    BMW’s prototype models will at first be operated on urban roadways in Beijing and Shanghai. Last week, leading media publications covered the historic event where Audi and Mercedes-Benz made headlines for receiving permits to test autonomous cars on California’s expressways and neighborhoods. It seems that BMW too has plans to test its fleet of cars, but someplace else, somewhere across the continent perhaps. BMW yesterday revealed plans to begin testing self-driving cars in China. To keep up to its rivals, BMW had been testing its technology in Europe for past few years. Speaking of…
  • Google rolls out new mobile-focused display ad formats

    Christy Gren
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Google will also release tools that can convert existing ads on desktops into variants that will work across different screens and devices. In an effort to further bolster the popularity of mobile browsing, internet giant Google announced on Monday a series of display ad formats and tools for advertisers to use across its AdMob network, Google Display Network and DoubleClick services. The tools and mobile display ad formats are scheduled to launch in the coming months, providing brand marketers and agencies the ability to develop ads that work across screens. They will range from still…
  • Your Heart is the source of your cyber security, literally!

    Carrie Ann
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
      Who doesn’t hate passwords? Nowadays we have passwords for everything, and to make it worse, some of us end up forgetting them the very next second of setting them up. As a top tweet on twitter puts it perfectly, “your password must contain one uppercase letter, a symbol, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Wingdings font, & some kind of interpretive dance”. Exactly! We’re compelled to create a password so strong that it could contend against the largest army on the face of the earth and still be declared a winner in the blink of an eye. But what is the point of keeping a password, when…
  • Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart’s Board of Directors

    Anna Domanska
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Instagram founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom is joining Wal-Mart’s board of directors as the world’ biggest retailer bundles up its moves to expand in varied horizons using technology to compete against online rivals such as Alibaba and Amazon.com With mounting competition from fierce rivals such as Amazon.com and Alibaba Group which made a historic IPO debut this month, Wal-Mart is pulling solid strategies to step up its game when it comes to e-commerce. A month ago Wal-Mart upgraded its site to be more mobile friendly and said it was also…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • San Miguel Corporation to Bid for World’s 6th Biggest Cookie Maker – United Bisuits

    Raffy Pekson II
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    San Miguel Corporation is eyeing to buy the world's sixth biggest cookie maker, United Biscuits Ltd. Others in the potential buyers list include Kellogg Co.
  • Sharapova, Murray, Williams, Ivanovic, Bouchard to Play Tennis in Manila

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will bring tennis greats to Manila, Philippines in two months. Confirmed to participate are Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, and Eugenie Bouchard.
  • Google Takes Down Anti-Filipino Blog

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    A Singaporean blog entitled - Filipino infestation in Singapore -- 5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law - was taken down by Google after an outcry by Filipinos worldwide. A Google spokesperson confirmed that the US web giant removes material from Blogger that violates its policy on hate speech and Vice President Jejomar Binay lauded Google’s move.
  • Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Outstanding Filipino Writers

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) recently awarded Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas to outstanding Filipino writers who have contributed significantly to the development of Philippine literature in any language.
  • Philippine Airlines to Double Flights to Canada

    Raffy Pekson II
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Philippine Airlines is eyeing to double its frequency of flights to Canada very soon, after the successful conclusion of talks between both countries on air flights. At present, PAL flies seven times a week to Vancouver and three times a week to Toronto with a stopover in Vancouver.
 
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • Apple releases Bash update addressing ShellShock vulnerability

    Sabari Selvan
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Over the last few days we have seen headlines about the critical security bug in Bash shell that affects Unix, Linux and even Mac computers.Apple previously noted that only few Mac users who runs the advanced Unix Services were actually affected by the shell shock vulnerability.  Others are not at risk to this bug. Apple said they are working to quickly provide update to patch this problem.As promoised, it has released OS X bash update for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.You can download the update from their support page:http://support.apple.com/downloads/
  • Everything you need to know about Bash Bug "ShellShock"

    Sabari Selvan
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    A new critical security vulnerability in the BASH shell, the command-line shell used in many Unix and Linux operating systems, leaves a large number of systems at security risk. The bug also affects Mac OS X. CVE Number: CVE-2014-6271Technical Details:  Here is technical details of the vulnerability, posted by Florian Weimer in Seclists:"Bash supports exporting not just shell variables, but also shell functions to other bash instances, via the process environment to (indirect) child processes.  Current bash versions use an environment variable named by the function name, and a…
  • Jimmy Johns hit by Point of Sale(POS) Malware

    Sabari Selvan
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Jimmy John's is the latest company hit with Point-Of-Sale(POS) information breach.  The Illinois based sandwich shop said it learned of the hack on July 30 and immediately hired security experts to help with the investigation.In July, Brian Krebs reported that multiple financial institutions were seeing fraud on cards that had all recently been used at Jimmy John's locations.  He also reported that the stores are using pos systems made by a third party vendor Signature Systems Inc.  At the time,  the breach was not confirmed.  After nearly two months, the company…
  • Data Breach at TripAdvisor's Viator affects 1.4 million customers, card information stolen

    Sabari Selvan
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    The travel site Viator, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, has suffered a data breach that has compromised customer's information which includes payment card information. The company is in the process of notifying nearly 1.4 million customers about the breach.  Of that number, approximately 880,000 people had their payment card data compromised(credit/debit card number, expiration date, name, billing address, email address).A further 560,000 customers had their account information including email IDs, hashed passwords and nickname accessed by the attackers.The company said that at this time…
  • jQuery.com reportedly hacked to serve malware

    Sabari Selvan
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    JQuery.com, the official website of the popular javascript library JQuery(used by nearly 70% of top 10,000 websites), had reportedly been compromised and had served credential stealing malware.  RiskIQ announced that they had detected a malicious script in jquery.com that redirects visitors to a website hosting the RIG Exploit kit.The redirector domain(jquery-cdn[dot]com) used in this attack has been registered on September 18, the same day on which the attack was detected by RiskIQ.  RiskIQ believes that this domain was intended specifically to blend into the website.The good news…
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones to be in the audience at “PRIMETIME” Irish Television Tonight

    ingram jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Tonight BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones  will be a member of the audience alongside his  classmates at RTE “Primetime” the equivalent of UK’s Question Time in Ireland, The topic is going to be about ChildCare and you can watch live, click here at 9.30pm to watch LIVE http://www.rte.ie/news/player/live/7/ Tune in LIVE  Ingram  might ask a question..http://www.rte.ie/news/player/live/7/Filed under: Dublin, Factual, Ireland, Newspapers Tagged: Childcare Primetime, Current Affairs, Dublin, education, Factual, Ingram Jones 2014, Ingram Jones Griffith College, Ingram Jones…
  • David Allen “Don’t write me off” in response to “Lazy” comments over social media

    ingram jones
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Leeds Heavyweight Prospect The “White Rhino” reviews the fight between the British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith in his challenge for the WBO Supermiddleweight Champion of the world held by Arthur Abraham, The “White Rhino” also responds to comments made about his dedication to the sport of boxing and thanks his loyal fans. http://www.bayloric.wordpress.com http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Please Rate, Subscribe and Leave a comment #ThanksFiled under: Boxing, Breaking News, David Allen, Sport, White Rhino Tagged: Abraham Vs Smith, BaylorIC TV, Boxing, boxing…
  • Don Charles ” Don’t be surprised if Paul Smith Stops Arthur Abraham!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Boxing Trainer Don Charles returns to BaylorIC TV to give an update on the progress of his star fighter European Heavyweight Champion Dereck Chisora as he prepares to face Tyson Fury in a world title elimator to face Klitschko. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Boxnation, British Boxing, chisora fury 2, Dereck Chisora News, don charles, Heavyweight Boxing News, Interviews Tagged: Boxnation, Chisora cancels fight, Chisora Injury update, Chisora Vs Fury 2, Combat News, Dereck Chisora, Dereck Chisora News, Dereck Chisora Official, Dereck Chisora update, Dereck…
  • EDDIE CHAMBERS “NO EXCUSES I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED NOW!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Top American Heavyweight Contender Eddie Chambers makes his debut on BaylorIC TV to talk about life since leaving America to Join Team Fury and his quest to become the best heavyweight in the world and ultimately to become heavyweight champion of the world. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: America, Boxnation, Breaking News, Combat Sports, eddie chambers, Latest Boxing News, peter fury, Sports, team fury, Tyson Fury News, USA Boxing Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Boxing, boxing news, Eddie Chambers, eddie chambers american, eddie chambers audley harrison, eddie chambers bashir, eddie…
  • DAVE ALLEN “IF PAUL SMITH BEATS ARTHUR ABRAHAM I WILL DONATE MY NEXT FIGHT TO A CHARITY OF HIS CHOICE!”

    ingram jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Leeds Heavyweight Prospect “The White Rhino” Dave Allen returns to BaylorIC TV to talk about his career, Team Fury and upcoming fights which include a challenge to British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith who challenges Arthur Abraham for the WBO Super middleweight championship of the world. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Associated Press, British Boxing, Combat Sports, NEWS, Newspapers, Sports Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Boxing Interview, Boxing video, Dave Allen Unbeaten, Dave Allen White Rhino, David Allen Boxer, David Allen Interview, David Allen Leeds, Eddie…
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
  • US Won’t Help Taiwan Build Subs, But Will Japan?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This month, there was a “flurry”of activity in Washington as Taiwan sought help in building submarines. Yet because American policymakers are more concerned about the reaction of the expansionists in Beijing than the needs of beleaguered defense planners in Taipei, Washington remained unmoved by the island’s efforts. Taiwan, which Beijing views as its 34th province, is putting on a full-court press on subs so that it can remain a free society. In recent days, the American chief of naval operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said he talked to colleagues in Taipei about submarines; a…
  • Russia’s New ‘Energy Alliance’ with China

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    On the first of this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli both autographed a pipe section at a ceremony near Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Yakutia. By the beginning of 2019, gas will flow through the section—and the rest of the 3,968-kilometer Power of Siberia pipeline—from Russian fields to Chinese consumers. Putin and Zhang called the endeavor, which connects two existing pipeline networks, the world’s largest construction project.  Russia and China are fast building an “energy alliance,” as AFP termed it this month. Last…
  • North Korea Parades Three American Prisoners

    Gordon G. Chang
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    In a surprise move on Monday, North Korea permitted CNN to conduct three five-minute interviews with Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, the three Americans Pyongyang is holding for various reasons. In their comments, each of the captives urged Washington to do more to obtain their freedom. It is virtually certain that the Kim regime arranged the interviews to obtain something from the US. It would seem, therefore, that something is up between Pyongyang and Washington. As if reading from a script, each of the civilian detainees urged Washington to send a high-profile…
  • The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    On August 19th, a Chinese J-11 fighter intercepted a US Navy P-8 reconnaissance plane in international airspace, 137 miles southeast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Three times, China’s jet crossed directly under the slow-moving P-8, once coming perhaps as close as 50 feet. The J-11 also passed in front of the American craft “with its belly toward the P-8 to show its weapons loadout,” according to Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool. “In doing so, the pilot was unable to see the P-8, further increasing the potential for a collision.” Next, the Chinese pilot flew…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Islamic State Using Human Shields

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Pentagon says Islamic State fighters in Syria are using human shields to protect themselves from American airstrikes. I can’t verify that claim, but it’s a little like saying the Islamists breathe oxygen. Of course they’re using human shields. It’s what terrorist armies in the Middle East do when facing a civilized enemy. It wouldn’t accomplish squat against a war criminal like Bashar al-Assad. His regime would happily take out a thousand Sunni civilians to kill a single Islamist fighter. He’d see the thousand civilians as bonus points. But the West doesn’t fight like that…
  • Dig In For a Long War

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Islamic State drove a convoy of stolen Humvees into an Iraqi army base named Camp Saqlawiya just north of Fallujah and exploded themselves. Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers are dead or missing. I paid a visit to Saqlawiya six years ago. “That's where you'll want to go,” an American Marine told me, “if you want to say you get shot at once a week.” Nobody shot at me. Saqlawiya was relatively “quiet” back then because the American military was occupying the area. The American military is no longer occupying the area. And since the Iraqi army is effectively useless, despite years of…
  • A Dispatch from Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    My friend and colleague Jonathan Spyer recently traveled to Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan—as usual, the only “safe” places to go in those countries—and published a dispatch from the front line in the war against the Islamic State. Erbil has changed a lot since I was there last. In early 2013, on my way into Syrian Kurdistan, I had stopped off in the city for a few days to make preparations. Then, the city had the feel of a boom town – shopping malls springing up across the skyline, brand new SUVs on the road, Exxon Mobil and Total were coming to town. It was the safest part of Iraq, an…
  • The Ghosts of Communism in Asia

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I awoke from a fitful jet-lagged sleep in Hanoi to the sound of communist propaganda being broadcast outside on a city-wide sound system. It began with patriotic Vietnamese music, which I first thought an annoying neighbor must be playing on a boom box or car stereo, but then the Ant Queen came onto the air. She obviously worked for the government. Nobody needed to tell me that. She sounded too official to be anything but the spokesperson for the ruler of an ant hill barking orders at worker drones. This was no radio station DJ, and anyway, no radio station on earth blasts an entire city at…
  • The Brutal Truth about ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My latest was published today in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Here's the first part. It was inevitable: Our post-Iraq isolationist funk is finally ending. And it’s ending, of all places, right back in Iraq. President Obama, a mere week after saying ISIS is a problem that needs to be “managed,” is now promising to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization that controls a proto-state in huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. He plans a “systematic campaign of air strikes” alongside support for the new Iraqi government and relatively “moderate”…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Muscovites Use Vote to Say ‘No’ to Putin’s War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    MOSCOW — Russia’s regional “elections” on September 14th—cleared ahead of time of most Kremlin opponents—predictably ended with Soviet-style 80-to-90 percent approval figures for the incumbents. In St. Petersburg, where some pro-democracy candidates managed to make it onto the municipal ballot, their actual results were drowned in the thousands of “early voter ballots”—outside of the control of independent monitors—almost all of which, by pure coincidence, were cast for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. As a result, the liberal Yabloko party—always a strong…
  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    MOSCOW — On September 14th, dozens of Russian regions, including Moscow and St. Petersburg, will hold elections on different levels, from municipal councilors to regional legislators and governors. Supporters of Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party will score landslide victories across the country. This will not be because, as the Kremlin propaganda claims, the regime has widespread popular support—but because all contenders that could pose even potential danger to pro-Kremlin candidates have been removed from the ballot in advance. St. Petersburg, often described as Russia’s most…
  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy?

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    MOSCOW — One of the key themes of Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine—both for domestic and for foreign consumption—has always been the supposed lack of a better alternative. However unattractive Putin’s corrupt and authoritarian regime, the implicit reasoning went, its replacement would be worse—radical nationalists or leftists. It was no accident that, during the mass anti-Putin protests in 2011–2012, state television channels went out of their way to pick out communist and nationalist flags in the crowd—even though communists and nationalists accounted for, respectively, 13…
  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia Yet—From Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    MOSCOW —When, earlier this year, policy experts suggested that the aggression against Ukraine would be the undoing of Vladimir Putin’s regime, they could not have imagined the speed with which the Kremlin will be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. As Russian analyst Maxim Samorukov has noted, dictatorships often get away with the severest repressions at home—as long as they do not attempt to upset the international order. Vladimir Putin has stepped over the line. His chosen path of confrontation with the entire Western world, his regime’s blatant disregard for international…
 
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Will Putin's Successor Be Worse?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Who will succeed Vladimir Putin if and when he falls? Will things get better or worse? Those are the intriguing questions posed by Benjamin Bidder, Moscow correspondent for the German news weekly Der Spiegel. Bidder concludes that the democrats have little chance of replacing Putin and that his successor is likely to be worse. It takes little fantasy to imagine Putin’s political end. He cannot be voted out of office like his friend Gerhard Schröder. Two scenarios are possible: either the current political elite in the Kremlin installs a successor or the Russians get rid of Putin and his…
  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

    Alexander J. Motyl
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 10th that he intends to build an extensive set of fortifications along Ukraine’s frontier with Russia and the Russian-occupied enclave of the Donbas. Called “The Wall,” the defensive line would consist of a ditch, a “no-man’s land,” an actual wall, and watch towers. Although the name brings to mind the Berlin Wall, Poroshenko actually compared Ukraine’s planned fortifications to the Mannerheim Line, the Finnish defense against the Soviet Union, clearly suggesting that he sees today’s Ukraine as interwar Finland and…
  • West's Refusal to Arm Ukraine Invites Guerrilla War

    Alexander J. Motyl
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Russia launches a full-scale invasion and Ukraine is unable to defend itself with its armed forces, the result will be a “people’s war” entailing enormous casualties and millions of refugees. Ukrainians, like the citizens of other countries on Russia’s borders, know that Vladimir Putin is an existential threat to their survival as a people. They also know they have no choice but to respond to continued Russian aggression with mass popular resistance. Such a war—involving a partisan movement with widespread civilian participation—will be extremely costly. Hundreds of thousands…
  • Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties

    Alexander J. Motyl
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    So now the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers is 722. The number of wounded is 2,625. The Ukrainian army keeps on making slow but steady advances; the pro-Russian terrorists appear to have suffered heavy losses; Russian regular forces are openly engaged in the fighting; Russia’s “humanitarian convoy” apparently looted some Ukrainian armaments factories on its way back home; and, on August 25th, Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine just north of the Sea of Azov. All is definitely not quiet on the eastern front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kyiv on August 23rd, where she expressed…
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Will Russia’s unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putin’s “mind,” I don’t know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all talking about war in Europe. The one thing that was supposed to have become “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” after the end of the Cold War and the rise of the European Union has become perfectly thinkable and quite imaginable. And all…
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    Property-Abroad.com News Feed

  • Its Now €30,000 Cheaper to Buy a Home in France

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Brokers are reporting that the cost of a French mortgage has fallen to an al-time low. British buyers can now expect to pay a rate of 3.1% on a 20-year mortgage.
  • National Figures On Canadas Housing Market Hide The Truth

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    The national housing market figures for Canada show a market with healthy growth, but zoom in and those national figures are hiding the fact that the market in many of Canada’s cities is barely afloat.
  • Australia Approves Record Number Of House Builds

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    But the figures are uneven across the states. After a dip, new home approvals resurged in July and remain at very high levels
  • Spain Gets Back To Its Feet

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Spain's property market looks to be moving forward as sales of commercial properties begin to have a knock on effect with residential sales growth.
  • Could We Already Be facing A New Bubble

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    While most of Southern Europe has struggled to find its feet after the 2008 crash, countries on the periphery have watched house prices shoot up as their populations expand, triggering fears that European property prices may have lost touch with reality
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Why Greek Shipping? World’s Foremost Shipping Superpower

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    With our Firm’s recent signing of a 200 Million Euros Partnership Agreement to Fund & Facilitate the Purchase of 25 Vessels – http://www.pr.com/press-release/582221. I am frequently asked by partners and observers alike why a Greek company as a platform for our roll-up and why a particular interest in the shipping industry.   Hopefully this will shed some more light as to how we at Blackhawk operate.   1. The rationale? Blackhawk is first and foremost a “physical commodities trading house” and second a “family office private equity shop”. What better business model…
  • Wall Street Power – Facts v/s Fiction

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Having been on Wall Street for around three decades now, I am often asked – mostly by foreign investors – , what’s so special about Wall Street that gets people’s attention the world over and what are the facts from the fiction when it comes to this “Mecca of Finance”.   Here are some of my personal thoughts.   I guess it all started when the Panic of 1907 occurred and the New York Stock Exchange fell 50% in a year peak to trough, JP Morgan bought stocks and called up a few other Wall Street titans to buy. This prevented a total collapse of the…
  • Owning a Home never was Intended to be a Right

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
      For investors, business people, and entrepreneurs that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world, Abdelnour offers several solutions, including looking at the world and understanding that the federal government’s primary objective is to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose not to take advantage of the innumerable opportunities that exist in this nation for them to…
  • The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Basic honesty is a must. A person must be able and willing to tell the truth. Moreover, they must tell it quickly, uncompromisingly and fully.  A simple question must elicit a simple answer. Any defensiveness, any protestations of the question you ask, should raise a red flag and get you ready to pull the chute on the proverbial parachute. A simple question should never result in a crooked answer, and such an answer is an indication that you may even be dealing with a crook. In any event, your life should not be about tolerating excuses. The prospect of supporting someone, through…
  • We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
      If we can turn around the tide at the next Presidential elections, I believe there is a very bright future ahead of us. If not, I am afraid we are in for an even bumpier road.   Continue Reading: Ziad K Abdelnour     The post We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
 
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  • The First Case Of Ebola In The US Has Been Confirmed

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    ... The post The First Case Of Ebola In The US Has Been Confirmed appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: A case of H5N1, or avian flu, has been confirmed in Canada Here’s The Hypochondriac’s Guide To The Ebola Outbreak A Patient At Mount Sinai Hospital In New York Is Being Tested For Ebola
  • Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels

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    30 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    ... The post Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Cinnabon Has Pumpkin Rolls Now Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Wrigley’s Extra Seasonal Edition Pumpkin Spice Gum
  • You Can Get A Batman Burger At McDonald’s In Hong Kong

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    30 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    ... The post You Can Get A Batman Burger At McDonald’s In Hong Kong appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: No Democracy For Hong Kong, Protests Expected Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Burger King In Japan Has A Completely Black Burger And It Looks Horrible
  • Michael Phelps Was Arrested For DUI

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    30 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    ... The post Michael Phelps Was Arrested For DUI appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Michael Phelps Will Swim in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Unless You Want to Believe Michael Phelps Michael Phelps and Win McMurry at the 2013 ESPYs Michael Phelps Takes Batting Practice With the Orioles (Video)
  • Do You Really Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day?

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    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    ... The post Do You Really Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day? appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: This Guy Took A Video Of A Girl Shaking Her Butt In Dirty Water At A Rave Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge
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  • Giwa rejects NFF election

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Christopher Giwa, has described as “illegal” Tuesday’s NFF election which produced Amaju Pinnick as the new President of the body in Warri, Delta State. Giwa last week got a court injunction to stop the election but the poll still went ahead as the Chairman …Read More Source:: THE […] The post Giwa rejects NFF election appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Transfer Talk: Arsenal and Chelsea fight to sign Khedira for free

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The Germany international has yet to sign a new contract at Real Madrid and could be tempted by a significant pay rise from two of England’s giants …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Transfer Talk: Arsenal and Chelsea fight to sign Khedira for free appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Luis Enrique: Blame me for Barcelona defeat

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The coach says his side failed to handle the occasion properly on Tuesday and conceded they were fully aware of PSG’s threat from set-pieces …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Luis Enrique: Blame me for Barcelona defeat appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Rebased GDP increases Kenya’s economy by 25%

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product is estimated to be 25 per cent bigger after the authorities changed the base calculation year to 2009 from 2001, sending the east African nation into the continent’s top 10 economies. This came barely six months after a rebased GDP exercise increased Nigeria’s economy to become the …Read More Source:: THE […] The post Rebased GDP increases Kenya’s economy by 25% appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Windows 10: Nine things you need to know

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    By Nate Ralph Have burning questions about Microsoft’s upcoming operating system? Here are some answers. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Windows 10: Nine things you need to know appeared first on 1Push Naija.
 
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  • ISIL Closes On Turkish Border To Kobane Town

    Majid Dawood
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Islamic state and Iraq Levant (ISIL) fighters close in on the key Kurdish town in Syria, as Turkey considers sending troops to both Syria and Iraq. Islamic Sate fighters have closed in on key Kurdish Town of Kobane, next to the border with Turkey, prompting the government in Ankara to delay tanks to protect its region. Islamic State fighters had moved within 2 kms of Kobane, Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith, reporting from Suruc to Turkey’s southern border. Armoured vehicles and Turkish tanks had taken up positions near its border on Monday, after mortars and shell from Syria hit Turkish…
  • Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protesters Remain On Streets

    Owais ghori
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters defy government calls to go home, bringing city’s key districts to a no movement. Pro-democracy protesters have turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. Violence of Sunday saw riot police fire clouds of tear gas as they efforts to control the pro-democracy protesters, in one of the biggest challenges to Beijing’s rule of the semi-autonomous city. There are few police on the scene some protesters feared a repeat of Sunday’s ugly clashes and…
  • Australians come together to support their Muslim community

    mahvish
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Adam and Steve from south-west Sydney who have experienced the rising tension in the community since the terrorist threat level was raised said it is affecting everyone, from their children and wives to the elderly. There have been a string of incidents involving Muslim women being verbally in the street, mosques and religious building sprayed with graffiti, in the past week. Muslim community members have said they feel they are the ones being terrorized. A twenty-one year old man has been arrested and charged with being armed with aim to commit an indictable offence after allegedly entering…
  • US Human Rights Activists Protest Against Indian Prime Minister Modi Visit

    mahvish
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Some of the activists who oppose Indian Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi visit to the United State for his handling of 2002 riots, according to Al Jazeera reports. It’s a moment of victory for Indian Prime Minister Modi who was denied a United State visa in 2005 for his alleged failure as the chief minister to control the 2002 religious riots in Gujarat. Supporters of Narendra Modi have planned to organize an elaborate welcome ceremony in New York City. But there are some activists who say that justice has not been served to the riot victims therefore they continue to oppose Indian Prime…
  • 6 Civilians Dead In Blasts in China’s Xinjiang

    Majid Dawood
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Violence after last Sunday’s explosions in Western region forty “rioters” and six civilians dead, the regional government has said after a 4 day news blackout. Residents described heavy security in place days the incidents- the worst incident of violence in Xinjiang. Xinjiang, a resource-rich region in China’s far west, is home to about ten million Uighur Muslims. Two auxiliary police and two police officers were killed in the attacks in Xinjiang’s Luntai country, with also fifty-four civilians injured, the regional government’s news said on Thursday. The main suspect, whose name…
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  • K-Pop Chaos Erupts As Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Jung is Ousted

    Randi Wiggins
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Andrew Peng contributed reporting to this story. The K-pop community is reeling after the ouster of Jessica Jung, one of the prominent lead vocalists from arguably K-pop’s biggest and most most-recognized girl groups in the world, Girls’ Generation. The group’s agency, SM Entertainment, informed local media that Jessica would be let go from the group due to […]
  • In Series of Impassioned Tweets, ZE:A’s Lee Hoo Vows War With Star Empire CEO

    Andrew Peng
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Update 4: Lee Hoo Changes Tone After Striking Deal with CEO 21 September 2014 at 8:07 p.m. EST: After a day of emotional tweets, ZE:A leader Lee Hoo has unexpectedly changed his tone after reportedly reaching a deal with Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak to ultimately alter and shift company management as well as the […]
  • Global K-Pop Community Reels After Ladies’ Code Member RiSe Passes Away

    Randi Wiggins
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The already devastated K-pop community lost another talented star today after Ladies’ Code member Kwon RiSe passed away at the age of 23, according to a statement from the group’s agency, Polaris Entertainment. “Kwon RiSe went to heaven on September 7, 10.10 a.m. KST,” the agency stated. “Although early attempts at surgery and treatment were […]
  • ‘The World Lost an Angel Today’: Ladies’ Code Member Go Eun-Bi Passes Away

    Andrew Peng
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    (We are receiving conflicting information on the conditions of Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung, and will update accordingly.) Ladies’ Code member and group sub-vocalist Go Eun-Bi has passed away after an early morning car accident in South Korea, local police confirmed today. The driver was also killed in the crash, and two other group […]
  • K-Pop One Merges With Partner Site K-Pop World, Ushering in Fresh Progress

    Andrew Peng
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    K-Pop One officially merged with longtime partner site K-Pop World today as part of ongoing network expansion efforts, transferring all staff and resources and bringing in fresh energy into the news site. After month-long discussions between senior staff at both sites, the merger decision was made based on the determination that the parties had the same goals […]
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  • Tony Tetuila Changes His Campaign Poster (LOOK)

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Singer cum politician, Tony Tetuila have had serious criticism after his campaign posters of him proudly rocking his blonde hair were released. In an interview with Tribune, Tony said he had done it because some youth leaders told him he could use the hair since it was his trademark. A lot more people disagreed, so Tony has now released a new campaign poster. Nice right? The post Tony Tetuila Changes His Campaign Poster (LOOK) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • First Ebola Case Confirmed In U.S. – CDC

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The first case of the Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. The CDC has not confirmed that case is in Dallas, but Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson was copied on an email announcing the diagnosis which is leading to speculation that the diagnosis involves a patient from Dallas. More information is expected to be released at a 4:30 p.m. CT news conference. On Monday, a patient in a Dallas hospital was being tested for the Ebola virus and was being kept in strict isolation with test…
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Elijah Blake – Strange Fruit

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Singer-songwriter Elijah Blake drops the visuals to his single, “ Strange Fruit ”. In the Adam and Eve-inspired visuals, directed by Sean Alexander, Elijah explores his own Garden of Eden, complete with snakes and an apple-bearing Eve. Executive produced by No I.D., Drift features eight tracks including the J. Cole-assisted “Vendetta.” With his EP Drift now available, watch “ Strange Fruit ” below. The post MUSIC VIDEO: Elijah Blake – Strange Fruit appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Microsoft Reveals Windows 10

    Daniel Kubastacle
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Think of Windows 10, then, as a mirror image. It’s the good universe twin of a goatee’d Windows 8. It takes all the smart things about Windows 8 and stuffs them inside a shell of good old-fashioned Win 7, instead of a familiar desktop hidden behind an in-your-face screen full of scary new tiles. All the parts are the same; improved, even. Now they’re just laid out in a familiar way. It’s really just a matter of perspective, but if there is one thing Windows 8 proved, it’s that perspective is everything. Windows 10 is exciting, the promising Universal Apps that…
  • LYRICS: Jessie J – Personal

    Diamond Jay
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    No I’m not a liar Just don’t know how to tell you the truth All we need is time We don’t know why we do what we do But we do On a night like this Just don’t know what I’m trying to prove No we can’t predict The reasons why we do what we do But we do, but we do Yeah we do what we do Yeah we do what we do Yeah we do what we do When you fall in love You can’t help it when you act like a fool When you look above You see the reasons why we do what we do What we do, what we do Yeah we do what we do Yeah we do what we do Yeah we do what we do Ain’t got…
 
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  • MUST SEE: Emily Ratajkowski poses topless [PHOTO]

    Mindy Astoria
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Emily Ratajkowski, the naked model from Robin Thicke’s infamous “Blurred Lines” video, uploaded two topless photos to her Instagram page over the weekend (see one below), seemingly for no other reason than to remind us she’s the naked model from Robin Thicke’s infamous “Blurred Lines” video. Hey, but we’re not complaining.
  • New York inspector fighting back the fat… cops that is [VIDEO]

    Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    These cops need to be a little more gut-less. A waddling group of NYPD officers has gotten so out of shape that their commander forced them to chip in for a room full of exercise equipment to shed some pounds, The Post reports. Some officers at the Community Affairs Division have ballooned to nearly 300 pounds — and are in no condition to ever chase down a suspect if called upon to do so, sources said. “They are mostly all pathetically fat,” a source said. “They get heavy on the job . . . There’s a lot of sitting around and eating Twinkies at your desk.” To fight the fat,…
  • A confused CA Gov. Jerry Brown signs ‘Yes mean yes’ sex bill

    Jessica Kanter
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, part of a nationwide effort to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The so-called “yes means yes” law will be the first in the nation to make affirmative consent language a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, proponents said. The legislation, passed by the California State Senate last month, defines consent as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual…
  • President Obama: ‘I underestimated threat of deadly ISIS, put America at risk’ [VIDEO]

    Christopher Peterson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    President Barack Obama admitted in an interview broadcast Sunday night that he underestimated the Islamic State’s rise in Iraq and Syria.   He also acknowledged the Iraqi army’s inability to successfully tackle the threat. On CBS’s “60 Minutes,” correspondent Steve Kroft referred to comments by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, in which he said, “We overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the Iraqi army, to fight.” “That’s true. That’s absolutely true,” Obama said. “Jim Clapper has acknowledged that I think they…
  • Eric Holder resigns, but charges are still on the table for the most loathed AG in history [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    President Obama announced Thursday that Eric Holder will be stepping down as attorney general. Despite this, Holder’s departure will not likely change much at the Department of Justice. But it gives Republicans an excellent opportunity to put the next attorney general on the record about key constitutional provisions designed to ensure our government officials are accountable to the people for their actions. These include the power of Congress to hold an official in contempt. Eric Holder’s embarrassing legacy includes being the only attorney general in American history to have been held…
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  • Top 10 Free Conference Call App Make Your Business Overseas Easy

    sophy
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    You can find a lot of conference call app that available on Google Play Store to install in your smartphone or tablet. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This article will list top 10 free conference call app that make your business overseas easy.   10. Speek – Free Conference Call Let Speek make your next free conference call more productive. With the app, you can start or join a teleconference from your phone. You can also see who’s on the teleconference call and who’s talking as well…
  • Top 10 Free Apps to Watch TV and Movies on Your iPhone/iPad

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    There are a lot of apps that claim you can watch TV and movies for free by downloading an app to your iPhone or iPad. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This can be very frustrating for many people. However, do not give up hope yet. Here are the top 10 free apps to watch TV and movies on your iPhone/iPad. 10. WatchESPN If you are a sports enthusiast, you will love this app that will allow you to watch sports when you want to view them. You will have to make sure that your internet and TV provider is able…
  • Shahrukh Khan Net Worth in 2014 – What you need to know

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Shahrukh Khan is one of the most richest Indian actors internationally. Born in 1965, 2nd November, his mother Mrs Lateef Fatima can be understood to have first inspired the great talent of Mr. Khan as she always believed that he was destined to be a great actor. This she speculated from the physical similarities of Mr. Khan and the famous Bollywood actor of the time – Dilip Kumar. Shahruhk Khan has been noted to resemble the acting skills of Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan and has always signified a strong trademark in his acting roles. Biography Born and raised in Delhi, Mr. Khan has…
  • Download Candy Crush Saga Download for PC (Windows 8/7/xp)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If you are a gaming freak, there is some good news for you as you can now download Candy Crush Saga for PC. Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular games under the sun and it is based on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. This game actually involves a puzzle that you are supposed to solve in order to continue to the next level in the game. Candy Crush Saga gained immense popularity when it was initially introduced for mobile phone users. It was downloaded and played by thousands of people within the first week of its release. Not only does this game have a great game play, but it…
  • Whatsapp for PC Download (Windows 7/8/XP)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you are wondering how to download whatsapp for pc here is a quick guide for you. We shall discuss every step in detail. Moreover, we are going to answer a good number of questions you might be having on this subject. Keep reading. Why do you need to install whatsapp in your PC? Before we even talk about downloading whatsapp for PC, let us first of all understand the benefits of getting this application into your computer. First, you might be aware that whatsapp is the most used mobile instant messenger software for mobile devices in the world. Most of the iOS, Windows and Android phone…
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  • Malaysia’s Halal Industry attracting international investments

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    With its modern infrastructures, good administrative regulations, sound legal system rooted in common law, growing Muslim population, incentives for foreign investments, also intended for development of products and services for the Islamic community worldwide, with specific focus on Islamic finance and Halal certification, Malaysia appears to have a number of characteristics that mirror, and therefore [...] The post Malaysia’s Halal Industry attracting international investments appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Major Halal Expo planned to make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    In response to a recent surge in Muslim tourists, a major halal-themed international expo will be held in Chiba Prefecture in November. Titled Japan Halal Expo 2014, the two-day event in the Makuhari Messe convention center in the city of Chiba, will essentially seek to boost public awareness of halal fare, enlighten visitors on the [...] The post Major Halal Expo planned to make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • How the rise of Muslim YouTubers reflects our vibrant young ummah

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Over the past few years, a growing number of Muslim YouTubers with nothing but a camera and an idea have become internet sensations. Appealing to a hungry group of (mostly) young Muslims, these YouTubers have realised that there is an appetite for everything from hijab tutorials to Muslim comedy to stereotype-shattering videos on Islam. Some [...] The post How the rise of Muslim YouTubers reflects our vibrant young ummah appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Thailand to Export Fabrics for Muslim Fashion

    Damia Abdullah
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Ministry of Industry has announced its success in using locally available fabrics to produce Islamic clothes or Muslim Fashion. The Thailand Textile Institute has collaborated with Rajamangala University of Technology to develop the local Muslim fashion industry in Thailand’s Deep South and is now emerging as a sourcing destination for Muslim fashion products. A [...] The post Thailand to Export Fabrics for Muslim Fashion appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Spain Gearing up for Halal Tourism

    Damia Abdullah
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    The term ” halal tourism ,” which refers to the tourism offerings for practicing Muslims, represents a turnover of € 103 billion worldwide. This is a market that Spain wants to take a bigger share, thanks in particular, to its rich Islamic cultural heritage in Andalusia. Hence the organisation of the first conference on the subject [...] The post Spain Gearing up for Halal Tourism appeared first on Amilin Post.
 
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  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops   ‘…there is no definite explanation for the zombie reference. He says the woman had property with a sticker that referenced a video game featuring zombies. Deputies also speculate she may have been influenced by a scarecrow contest in the area…’[HUFFPO]   … Continue reading » The post Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts:…
  • HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM   HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death   ‘…merely looking younger no longer is enough. Hollywood wants to live longer and feel younger, and to that end a growing number of establishments at the cutting edge of science (and at least a few dubious alternatives) are ready to … Continue reading » The post HOW TO Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to “Cure” Death appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: CHRIS BROWN Instagram! Shock…
  • TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’

    WebSolutions
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM   TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’   ‘…As the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back, he drops his phone and the video goes black, but the audio continues and we hear the man crying for help and proclaiming that his kids are watching…’[DAILYPLANET] … Continue reading » The post TASER Shock Video Cops Allegedly Taser Black Man For ‘Sitting In Public’ appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College…
  • Most Costly Divorces Of All Time ! Could It Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah?

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Could the Costliest Divorce Ever Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah?   ‘…His net worth is estimated to be $17 billion, most of which is tied up in shares of the company he founded … now that he and his wife are getting a divorce, she wants her cut, which could make their divorce the … Continue reading » The post Most Costly Divorces Of All Time ! Could It Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah? appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Teenager Arrested In Killing Of 16 Year Old Pregnant With His Twins Jeremy…
  • Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos   ‘…photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed the photos were hers and called the situation a “flagrant violation of privacy,” the Telegraph … Continue reading » The post Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking…
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  • National flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi awarded national honour

    Coteam
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Nigeria’s flag designer, Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi, 78, has been appointed by Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as his Special Assistant on Monday, 29, 2014. Pa Akinkunmi, who has gone blind, was award Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), and placed on salary for the rest of his life Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi designed […]
  • 300 Boko Haram insurgents seeks asylum in Cameroon, Abakar Ali captured

    Coteam
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Cameroonian defense spokesman, lieutenant colonel Didier Badjeck told press that not less than 300 Boko Haram militants have lay down their arms and seeks for asylum in Cameroon. The insurgents’ top commander “Abakar Ali” aka “Mustapher Umar” was also reportedly captured by Cameroonian soldiers and in custody — He was said to have been captured […]
  • CloudFlare adds ‘Universal SSL’ encryption feature to websites for free

    Princeton
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    The web optimization and Content Delivery Network service provider, CloudFlare has released a Universal SSL™ feature starting Monday, 29 September. The feature offers free Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to every of its customer, though with some limitation for free plan customers. In addition, CloudFlare’s Universal SSL™ will be compatible with SPDY (pronounced speedy), an […]
  • President Goodluck Jonathan visits the ancient kingdom of Benin

    Sylvia
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient kingdom of Benin, Edo state Saturday, September 27. The president who was accompanied by security personnel, was welcomed by the State governor Adams Oshiomole, and other honorable chiefs. On his visit, President Jonathan paid a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa — The Oba presented […]
  • Federal Government pronounced October 1, 6, 7 as public holidays

    Princeton
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    The federal government declared Wednesday, October 1, as an official public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary. In addition, Monday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 7, were declared public holidays to acknowledge the Islamic festival — EId-el-Kabir celebration. Eid Kabir in advance to all Muslims, and happy 54th independence anniversary to all Nigerians.
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  • Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman?

    Michael Vasiliou
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    For months, Afghanistan has been plagued by an electoral stalemate, with the results of its 3rd ever presidential election disputed by its two candidates. Ashraf Ghani has long been viewed as the winner by... The post Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman? appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL

    Jack O'Brien
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
      You probably watched the game last night. You know, the game? The NFL, the most popular and now the most controversial sports league in the world, had a game last night. Steelers visiting... The post Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview

    Michael Vasiliou
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night, President Obama delivered remarks on how he plans to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Obama has taken slow steps towards addressing the developing crisis, while announcing last... The post Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?”

    Michael Vasiliou
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid, the Republican governor and businessman appeared to drop off the map. He became a recluse, and rarely made public appearances. A sighting of him... The post Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?” appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick

    Jack O'Brien
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
      A hypochondriac and unsettlingly impatiently Irish by nature, these past few weeks have hardly been pleasant for me. My appetite’s been gone for awhile now, my mood is insipid. My planet is suffering... The post ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick appeared first on Crisis Press.
 
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  • US nod to build LNG plant that will ship fuel to India

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Barack Obama, the US has approved construction of a liquefied natural gas project that will ship the fuel to India. US regulators gave the final approval yesterday for Dominion Resources to build the east coast’s first natural gas liquefaction plant at its Cove Point site on the Chesapeake Bay. State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has taken 40 per cent of the project’s capacity to liquefy 5.75 million tons a year of natural gas for export in ships. The USD 3.8 billion project is likely to be…
  • Hindus in Pak town struggle to maintain religious ethos

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Islamabad: Pakistani Hindus in Thul, a town which once narrated stories of amity between Hindus and Muslims, are facing difficulty to maintain its pluralistic religious ethos due to increasing intolerance, forced conversions of teenage girls, among others, media said today. The Hindu community that once constituted nearly half the population is now dwindling in Thul, a small town in Pakistan’s Jacobabad district, the Dawn reported. Increasing religious intolerance, kidnappings and forced conversions of teenage Hindu girls, abduction of Hindu traders for ransom and desecration of temples…
  • It is time to set a new agenda in Indo-US ties: Modi and Obama

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Washington: Terming the Indo-US relationship as “robust, reliable and enduring”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama today said the true potential of the ties was yet to be fully realised and the advent of a new government in India was a natural opportunity to broaden and deepen the ties. For the first time, writing a joint editorial, the Indian Prime Minister and the American President said it was time to set a “new agenda” and with a reinvigorated level of ambition and greater confidence both the countries can go beyond modest and conventional…
  • Calls grow to lift Youtube ban in Pakistan

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Lahore:  As the ban on video-sharing website Youtube in Pakistan entered its third year, calls to lift the controversial ban have begun to grow even as the government appears reluctant to take any chances, fearing backlash from Islamist extremists. The PPP government had banned YouTube in September 2012 after a movie, Innocence of Muslim, deemed blasphemous was uploaded on the website. “Forget the PML-N government will unblock the video sharing website during its tenure,” Supreme Court advocate Haider Zaman Qureshi told PTI. “Like the previous PPP regime, the present…
  • Modi pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Washington:  Like in New York, frenzied Indian-American crowds followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the last day of his five-day visit to the US. Waving Indian flags and chanting ‘Modi, Modi’, scores of Indian-Americans greeted him as he arrived at the Dupont Circle where the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated the statue on September 16, 2000. The Prime Minister offered floral tributes at the statue and spent around 15 minutes at the site just outside the Indian Embassy on Lexington Avenue. He also interacted with the…
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  • Top 10 Well Deserved Executions

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Here are ten of most well-deserved executions in world history. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that these leaders were cruel, terrible human beings who gave no thought to the people they hurt.   10. Timothy McVeigh McVeigh committed one of the most disturbing acts of terrorism on U.S. soil in 1995. He detonated a truck full of explosives in front of a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 lives were taken, including over a dozen children who attended a daycare housed in the building. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in Indiana on June 11, 2001. The…
  • Top 10 Most Addictive Facebook Games

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    There are many games, both single player and multi-player, on Facebook where you can invite one or friends to compete with you. You can challenge your friends, win awards, medals and a lot of other neat stuff. We are here to present to you a list of top 10 highly addictive games on Facebook.   10. Candy Crush Saga A colorful game of matching sweet candies and earn points. There are many levels inside. As you go on completing them, the next one comes out to be more difficult. You may need to unfreeze the boxes in a limited time period.   9. FarmVille One of the most popular games on…
  • Top 10 Countries With High Kidnapping Rates

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The top 10 threat areas for kidnap for ransom have been identified in a new report published by crisis management assistance company red24. We’ve taken the report into consideration and done some research ourselves and have come up with our own top 10 list of countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped. 10. Colombia We start the list of the top ten countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped with Colombia. The U.S. government rates Haiti as “Critical” in the threat categories of Crime and Political Violence. Haiti is unique in the Caribbean for its relative lack of…
  • Top 10 Cruel Bizarre Curses

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Here are ten cruel, bizarre curses that have rocked this world and make superstitious people even more superstitious than they were before.   10. Blue Diamond Curse In the summer of 2012, the Queen of Thailand (Sirikit) suffered a stroke and has not been seen in public. Her husband, Bhumibol Adulyadeej, is the world’s longest serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in Thai history; in power for 68 years. The circumstances surrounding her ill health are suspicious. Some conspiracy theorists argue that it was because of a curse that can be traced back to one of most…
  • Top 10 Hollywood Tragedies

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    These Hollywood legends were all born under a lucky star but unfortunately, fate was not as kind. They had it all but it was taken away from them much too soon.   10. Michael Jackson Who could ever forget Michael Jackson’s charm? He started his career at an early age when he became part of the Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group saw a big success coming to them very fast, and then Jackson found a great success of his own when he released his debut album, “Off The Wall” in 1979. Then in 1984, he got his big break with the release of “Thriller” The best selling album as…
 
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    Belize News and Opinion on www.patrickjonesbelize.com

  • Online video posts purportedly captured sound of fatal gunshots

    Patrick Jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Caracol archaeological site Tuesday, September 30, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A tourist visiting the Caracol Archaeological site on Thursday, September 25, captured on tape what appears to be the sounds of the gunshots that ended the life of Danny Conorquie. Video of the moments immediately after the murder show the fallen Special Constable and the frantic efforts to get visitors to safety. Danny’s mom Jean and his aunt Jennifer Conorquie have both reviewed the video footage and it is with their permission and that of the author of the video that a portion of it is reproduced here.
  • Titan executives granted bail by Supreme Court

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Eamon Courtenay & Godfrey Smith Monday, September 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 29 year old Rohn Knowles and 34 year old Kelvin Leach are making preparations, but have yet as of this evening to meet bail of $100,000 each set late this morning by Supreme Court Justice Denis Hanomansingh. This follows spirited arguments in his court by attorneys representing the Government of the United States of America which demands their extradition, and their local attorneys fighting to keep them out of jail as long as possible. The center of the arguments is the contention that the men, executives…
  • Police commander retracts statement; PM reaches out to slain man’s family

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Dinsdale Thompson Monday, September 29, 2014. Patrick E. Jones Reporting: The officer commanding the San Ignacio police formation Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson has retracted a statement he made on Sunday afternoon during the funeral for Special Constable Danny Conorquie. While expressing condolences to the family on the murder of Conorquie in the line of duty on Thursday, September 25, Superintendent Thompson told the gathering that the police investigation had concluded that Guatemalan nationals were responsible for the murder of Danny Conorquie. In a statement issued via the police press…
  • Cahal Pech Village Resort Launches Vision Quest to Xibalba Tour

    news@patrickjonesbelize.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    San Ignacio, Belize, September 29th 2014 Larry Waight Reporting: Cahal Pech Village Resort, one of the largest hotels in San Ignacio Belize has just launched an intrepid cave tour called “Vision Quest to Xibalba.” According to Peter Tonti, Chief Executive Officer of the resort, the Vision Quest to Xibalba is a special tour to the fantastic cave site of Actun Halal in the Macal River Valley of Belize and will be hosted by professional archaeologist Cameron Griffith of Missouri State University. “The experience is designed to be a low physical impact adventure for enthusiasts…
  • People’s Rally planned for western border

    Patrick Jones
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Audrey Matura Shepherd Monday, September 29, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize People’s Front (BPF) has rallied residents of the West and indeed all of the country to attend a rally at the Western Border on Tuesday morning, September 30. The purpose of the event is to protest the Government’s seeming inability to develop a policy to police our borders and protect our natural resources. In the wake of the death of 20 year old Special Constable Danny Conorquie in the line of duty last Thursday, Belizeans have been up in arms. But according to attorney and union leader Audrey…
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    Papa Of The Year

  • Commemorating James Dean: The Personification Of “Cool”

    Stewart Lawrence
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    February 8, 1931-September 30, 1955 “Freaky” may be the best way to describe the circumstances surrounding the death of onetime Hollywood superstar James Dean, in a car accident in northern California on this day (September 30) in 1955. Famed British actor Alec Guinness had warned Dean of a strange premonition: The silver “Spyder” Porsche sports car Dean was driving — one of only 90 ever made — was “cursed.” Guiness advised Dean to sell the car before it killed him. A week later, en route to a racing competition south of San Francisco, Dean ran head-on into a…
  • Is It Okay To Allow More Illegal Immigrants In The Military?

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Simranpreet Lamba serving in US Army thanks to MANVI program. Photograph rom ISVmag.com Illegal immigrants come to this country for one reason only: For a better life.  It’s no secret that the life they’re escaping is inferior, which explains why, the moment they set foot in the United States, they’re willing to do anything to stay. Great news came out of the Department of Defense: the policy allowing a number of illegal immigrants to serve in the military, has been extended another 2 years.  The program known as Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) —…
  • Corporate Heavy Arianna Huffington is Hiding in Plain Sight

    Stewart Lawrence
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    How do you know when your friendly progressive media mogul is actually a corporate heavy? It may not be that hard to figure out if you know where and how to look. Take Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, the online news and commentary magazine that has morphed in less than a decade from a social media upstart into a reputable member of the Fourth Estate.  In 2003, even before launching Huff Po, she made a heady but ill-advised run for California governor after Democratic incumbent Gray Davis was recalled.  Republican neophyte Arnold Schwarzenegger publicly humiliated her…
  • Watch Tattoo Artists Work In Slow Motion

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If you’ve been hesitant about getting a tattoo because of the pain or the needles… then turn away. Destin from the popular YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay takes a quality camera and shoots — up close and in slow motion — the art of tattooing.  Destin also gives us a little tattoo education on the different tattoo machines — not tattoo guns, that’s improper usage — and the several needles utilized; did you know that a tattoo machine uses several needles at one time?  Ouch! The post Watch Tattoo Artists Work In Slow Motion appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
  • Asian Parents React To I Love You

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    When’s the last time you told your parents “I love you?” For some, saying “I love you” is as common as “Hello, how are you?” For others, the words rarely come out and likewise even heard. For some cultures, love is implied through actions such as hugs, kisses, cooking, or frequent phone calls. For others, if the words aren’t spoken then the love may never be received. Steven Lim covers Asian American cultural issues on his YouTube channel. Lim grew up as an Asian American kid in the Midwest, and being quite different from his peers, now uses his…
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    TruthAlerts.com

  • False Flag Events–Martial law–WW III * Transhumanism *

    andyc
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    In the 1990’s, I was a Maricopa County volunteer first responder. This meant that if there was a pandemic or a chemical/biological attack, I would be expected to help dispense treatment. This also meant that my family would be first in line for any treatments. The program was eventually absorbed by FEMA. From the absorption, I began a friendship with a FEMA employee, his expertise was bioterrorism based pandemics.
  • Jon Stewart Tells Fox News: ‘F**k You And All Your False Patriotism’

    andyc
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News on #LatteSalute: "SHUT UP." The network's talking heads have been attacking President Barack Obama for saluting two U.S Marines with a coffee cup in his hand. But on "The Daily Show" on Thursday night, Stewart wasted no time pointing out the hypocrisy.
  • Vatican Paedophilia Scandal: Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski Stored Over 100,000 Child Porn Videos

    andyc
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Big news coming out of a Vatican’s city, we have all heard the rumors and heard the stories of the Pedophile rings. But now the Vatican is announcing they have arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic.
  • 9/11 TRUTH GOES NUCLEAR: Massive Download In Progress

    andyc
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    “This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse. The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!”
  • 28 Proofs: West Coast absolutely fried with Fukushima Radiation

    andyc
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    “When they went to check again, the readings were completely offline, which they updates in the comments on that FB posting, stating ‘What a shocker!!! Just went to look at the numbers on San Diego California and hey did you all know you are GONE out of here . . . They are not showing your numbers at this time . . . . Gone gone”–Susan Duclos
 
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