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  • Texas flooding

    Big Picture
    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Drill and Spill

    The New Yorker: Everything
    Dana Goodyear
    26 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Some forty miles down the coast from Gaviota, California, where, last week, a ruptured pipe spilled between twenty-one thousand and a hundred and five thousand gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, is the little town of Summerland, where the country’s first offshore oil well was dug, in 1896. One of the pioneers of the business was Henry L. Williams, who had struck oil on the beach the year before. He was also the founder of Summerland, which was not a vacation retreat, as its name might suggest, but a Spiritualist community. Summerland is what Spiritualists, the ghost-consulting cousins…
  • Happily ever after: 5 scientifically proven ways long term couples change

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    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    On the one hand, when we think of true love, we think of growing old together; on the other, we'd rather not become that couple in the restaurant with nothing to say, yet is the younger generation missing something when we see a pair that's been together through thick and thin? The post Happily ever after: 5 scientifically proven ways long term couples change appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Information Is Beautiful
    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video]

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    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    In today's world, even though we talk a good game about it taking a village to raise a child, we don't always follow through. Not so, apparently, with elephants. The post Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.
  • Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

    27 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Nigeria's army sack at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.
  • Queen's Speech for 'working people'

    27 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    An EU referendum, tax freezes and a boost for "working people" are among the plans unveiled in the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.
  • IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

    27 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.
  • Criminals steal US tax returns

    27 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    A security breach at the United States' Inland Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.
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    CNN.com - World

  • Why is the U.S. bringing charges now?

    27 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    FIFA, the body that governs soccer, has been regularly accused of bribery and kickbacks. The U.S. has decided to step in now because of where the alleged crimes took place.
  • Singapore Airlines jet loses power

    27 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 with more than 180 passengers on board temporarily lost power to both of its engines as it passed through a storm, the airline has said.
  • Mass graves exhumed at trafficking camps

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Forensic teams have begun to exhume graves found at human trafficking camps in Malaysia. ITN's John Sparks reports.
  • De-horning rhinos to save their lives

    27 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Would legalizing the trade of humanely acquired rhino horns put an end to illegal poaching? CNN's Diana Magnay speaks to a rhino breeder who believes it will.
  • U.S. arrests officials; Switzerland opens separate probe

    27 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Soccer's powerful, polarizing governing body found itself on the defensive on two fronts Wednesday, one a Swiss investigation into World Cup bidding and the other a sweeping, stinging U.S. indictment honing in on what America's top justice official called "corruption that is rampant, systemic and deep-rooted."
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Sepp Blatter escapes FIFA scandal, again (updated)

    Cindy Boren
    27 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    Year in, year out, the allegations of corruption and naked greed swirl around FIFA and Sepp Blatter, its longtime president and the man who has long reigned as the most powerful person in sports.The accusations and whispers always were shrugged off with the easy “Casablanca” quote from Capt. Renault: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”Read full article >>
  • Global warming could shrink glaciers in the Mount Everest region by 70 percent, study finds

    Chris Mooney
    27 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    The iconic Mount Everest could see a major loss of its glaciers over the course of this century, according to a new scientific study that its chief author calls the “the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal.”Read full article >>
  • U.S. indicts world soccer officials in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal

    Michael E. Miller, Fred Barbash
    27 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    The Justice Department unsealed a 47 count indictment early Wednesday charging 14 world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, with racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud. Four of those accused, including two sports marketing companies, have already pleaded guilty and are likely to be cooperating.Read full article >>
  • Iran envoy: Nuclear talks possible beyond June 30 deadline

    Brian Murphy
    27 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    Negotiations seeking to reach a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers could extend beyond a self-imposed June 30 deadline and are not bound by a “specific time,” a senior Iranian envoy said Wednesday.Read full article >>
  • FIFA: No plans to revisit World Cup votes in wake of corruption probes

    Michael E. Miller, Brian Murphy
    27 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    Soccer’s world governing body has no plans to reconsider its decision to award the next two World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar in the wake of U.S. and Swiss probes into high-level corruption including the bidding process, FIFA’s spokesman said Wednesday.Read full article >>
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  • The Masks We Wear (30 photos)

    26 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one's face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others. Donning the mask of a cultural, political, or religious figure can lend that person power and further his or her legacy. Those who wear masks to protect their faces from environmental hazards may also end up sending a message of caution to outside observers. In many cases, though, masks play a more lighthearted role, allowing the wearer to take part in a festival and…
  • Photos of the Week: 5/16-5/22 (35 photos)

    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. Stagehands carry dismantled set pieces from the "Late Show" with David Letterman stage outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, on May 21, 2015, after the taping of his final show. (Stephanie Keith…
  • The Spectacular Seda Monastery (23 photos)

    21 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years. Seda…
  • An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline (17 photos)

    20 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The pipeline was secured hours after the discovery of the spill, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. An oil slick spreads along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, after an oil pipeline ruptured on May 19, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)
  • The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 35 Years Ago (32 photos)

    18 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    On May 18, 1980, 35 years ago today, an earthquake struck below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ash across a dozen states. The sudden lateral blast—heard hundreds of miles away—removed 1,300 feet off the top of the volcano, sending shockwaves and pyroclastic flows across the surrounding landscape, flattening forests, melting snow and ice, and generating massive mudflows. A total of 57 people lost their lives in the disaster. This anniversary always hits home…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 5 tips to make property irresistible to renters

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    Not everyone has the luxury of selling off their home when it's time to move, which means if you're not in the market to pay two mortgages, it's time to rent. Whether you're getting into the property game or simply trying to find new tenants, these five simple fixes from Empire Siding and Windows are sure to bring in the application The post 5 tips to make property irresistible to renters appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Happily ever after: 5 scientifically proven ways long term couples change

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    On the one hand, when we think of true love, we think of growing old together; on the other, we'd rather not become that couple in the restaurant with nothing to say, yet is the younger generation missing something when we see a pair that's been together through thick and thin? The post Happily ever after: 5 scientifically proven ways long term couples change appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Austin underwater: Aerial footage exposes a disaster in the making [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Mother Nature apparently didn't get the message, "Don't mess with Texas," as this footage of Austin's flooding clearly shows. The post Austin underwater: Aerial footage exposes a disaster in the making [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 5 years of the most spectacular images of our Sun [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    For the last five years, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has kept the cameras rolling, capturing the explosive power of our very own star. The post 5 years of the most spectacular images of our Sun [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    In today's world, even though we talk a good game about it taking a village to raise a child, we don't always follow through. Not so, apparently, with elephants. The post Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Infrastructure Action

    jehrens
    26 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Robert Puentes America’s infrastructure recently received a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The problem was highlighted by the devastating Amtrak crash in Philadelphia earlier this month, which claimed the lives of eight people. Today, we examine the need to repair America’s rails, roads, bridges, pipes, grids, and more, when we talk with ROBERT PUENTES, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.
  • Philadelphia writer ASALI SOLOMON on her book, Disgrunted

    Susan Greenbaum
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guest: Asali Solomon Writer ASALI SOLOMON grew up in West Philadelphia, the daughter of Afrocentric, Black Nationalist parents. In her new novel, Disgruntled, she mines the experiences of her youth to tell the story of protagonist Kenya Curtis’ unconventional upbringing and her struggles to fit in – in her inner-city community and in the suburban, mostly-white private school and college she attends. It’s a coming-of age story about race, finding one’s own identity and the meaning of community and home.
  • Mayor Michael Nutter, then “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace”

    jehrens
    25 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Michael Nutter, Danielle Citron Philadelphia Mayor MICHAEL NUTTER joins Marty in the studio to talk about the Democratic mayoral primary results and what he hopes to accomplish in the last few months of his term. Then we’ll be joined by University of Maryland law professor DANIELLE CITRON to discuss privacy, cybersecurity law, and her new book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
  • How to maximize your Social Security

    Debbie Bilder
    25 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Laurence Kotlikoff You’ve contributed to Social Security your entire working life, but getting the highest benefit from it when you retire isn’t a given. With 2,728 different Social Security rules, how and when you start tapping into your retirement funds can make a big difference. So we’ve asked for some tips from LAURENCE KOTLIKOFF, professor of economics at Boston University who knows the Social Security fine print. He’s co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman a new book about how to maximize your retirement benefits. It’s called What’s Yours: The Secrets to…
  • Service Dogs and Wounded Warriors

    Emily Bryant
    24 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Ashley O’Hara, David Burry, and Kevin Brackney [From the Radio Times archive] In this hour of Radio Times, we have a discussion about wounded warriors and service dogs, inspired by Cathy Scott’s and Clay Myers’ new book, Unconditional Honor: Wounded Warriors and Their Dogs. We’re joined by ASHLEY O’HARA and DAVID BURRY of PAWS Training Centers in West Chester, Pa. and KEVIN BRACKNEY, veteran and currently a Presidential Management Fellow at the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs. O’Hara and Burry, a daughter-father duo who train services dogs in our area, talk…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Queen's speech 2015: the experts respond

    Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting, Essex Business School at University of Essex
    27 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    She speaks. Russell Boyce/POOL/EPAParliament has officially opened and the Queen’s speech has been delivered. The speech – written by prime minister David Cameron – outlined an ambitious policy agenda for the coming year. From the so-called “snoopers' charter”, to city deals for a “northern powerhouse”, our experts are on hand to explain what it all means. Income tax Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting at University of Essex The Queen’s speech included promises of legislation to ensure that people working 30 hours a week on the national minimum wage do not pay income tax. It…
  • Could better tests have predicted the rare circumstances of the Germanwings crash? Probably not

    Norman A Paradis, Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth College
    27 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    There are limits to what tests can predict. Airplane image via www.shutterstock.com.When people do terrible things, it seems reasonable to believe we should have taken steps to identify them beforehand. If we can do that, then surely we can prevent them from doing harm. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in March, which appears to have been an intentional act, is an example. It shocks us (and understandably so) when a trusted professional harms those who have entrusted their lives to him or her. So why not identify pilots at risk and take steps to prevent similar events from ever occurring…
  • How to reform the EU? Win over François Hollande and Angela Merkel

    Andrew Glencross, Lecturer in Politics at University of Stirling
    27 May 2015 | 4:52 am
    Just the two of us. EPA/Soeren StacheEU reform is proceeding apace – but it seems David Cameron didn’t get the memo. The reform deal suddenly doing the rounds in Brussels is a Franco-German package to foster tighter co-operation within the eurozone, and Britain’s fingerprints are noticeably absent from it. The significance of the proposed changes is open to question as what is being circulated consists mostly of discussion papers that will form the basis for an EU summit in Latvia on June 25. Nevertheless, this development perfectly illustrates the way the EU works today – and it…
  • Thriving market for dwindling IP addresses is a good commercial reason to finally adopt IPv6

    Tim Chown, Lecturer at University of Southampton
    27 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    You can hold off for now, but IPv6, like change, is inevitable. IP by Grasko/shutterstock.comThe Internet Protocol (IP) has been phenomenally successful. From an experiment in the 1970s, it has evolved to an internet spanning the globe, connecting billions of users. IP underpins the enormous success that is the World Wide Web – and its ubiquity has led to the convergence a wide range of technologies upon it, including digital phone calls made using Voice-over-IP (VoIP). But IP isn’t just successful, it’s valuable too. IP requires computers attached to the network to have an IP address.
  • FIFA meeting begins with a bang as arrests put corruption top of the agenda

    Daniel Hough, Professor of Politics at University of Sussex
    27 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday's FIFA press conference gets ready to roll. Ennio Leanza/EPAFIFA’s annual meetings are normally formulaic affairs where everything happens to plan: grand speeches are held, pats on the back are summarily dished out and, most importantly, Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s president, gets what he wants. This year’s annual congress, currently taking place in Zurich, looks like being altogether different. Early on Wednesday morning several members of FIFA’s powerful executive committee were taken from their lodgings, the salubrious Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, and…
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    Big Picture

  • Texas flooding

    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Oil spill in California

    22 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been cleaning the habitat and helping the wildlife caught in the oil slick all week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCalifornia mussels and a crab are covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 21. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of…
  • Cities in the clouds

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Here is a selection of images the Reuters news agency pulled from its files showing cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living among the clouds. -- By Lloyd YoungHeavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2007. (Steve Crisp/Reuters)
  • Turmoil in Burundi

    18 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring…
  • Amtrak derailment

    15 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • The Best Police Blotter in America

    Leon Neyfakh
    27 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    The first weekend in May was an eventful one in Marin County, California. On Friday afternoon, in the hamlet of Forest Knolls, sheriff’s deputies received a call about a gold Lexus that had been discovered with blood inside. That evening, in the nearby town of Lagunitas, the Sheriff’s Office learned of a man with curly blond hair and missing front teeth who was threatening to shoot someone’s dog. Later that night, shortly after 1 a.m., a man with two children was seen preparing to take a green canoe out onto Tomales Bay. And on Sunday afternoon, a woman in Woodacre who had locked…
  • Do You Consent?

    James Grimmelmann
    27 May 2015 | 5:14 am
    Facebook would like to know whether it’s bad for you. Some social science research suggests that people who use social media more are less satisfied with their lives and tend to self-segregate into partisan political camps. If your multibillion-dollar company is ruining both people’s lives and our democratic system, it seems like something you might want to know, and perhaps even change. So Facebook, which maintains a large research group, doesn’t just study technical questions of how to store your photos for instant retrieval. It also asks big social questions. That large research team…
  • Mother Loathe

    Emily Yoffe
    27 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com
  • The Checkup: Teenage Zombies

    Carey Goldberg
    27 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Listen to Episode 13 of WBUR’s The Checkup, “Teenage Zombies”:
  • Hands That Itch to Hold the Spoon

    Amy Bentley
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 am
    Excerpted from Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Dietby Amy Bentley. Out now from University of California Press.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Cuomo Reverses Email Purge Policy

    ProPublica
    26 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    by Justin Elliott The emails of New York officials will no longer be automatically deleted after 90 days, aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week in response to political pressure over the purge policy. It’s been a slow burn leading to the policy shift. The purge policy was first reported by the Albany Times Union back in mid–2013, but didn’t stir much protest until more recently, following coverage by ProPublica and Capital New York. At a public meeting Friday, aides to the governor said they had reviewed the policies of other states and, going forward, any email…
  • Behind the Scenes of Your Mani-Pedi

    ProPublica
    26 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan A native New Yorker, Sarah Maslin Nir was a regular manicure customer – until her investigation for The New York Times revealed oppressive conditions for salon workers. In the wake of her articles, which spurred immediate action from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she is making do without her weekly "grooming staple." In this week's podcast, she talks with ProPublica reporters and manicure lovers Lois Beckett and Marian Wang about: How the intimacy of a manicure stirs a feeling of complicity in readers.  "We hold hands with this person for a half hour; we look into…
  • ‘Kiss Everybody’: Parents’ Voicemails Preserve Their Memory in Death

    ProPublica
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR. Listen to the story on All Things Considered. The voicemail message was like so many others from my mom. “Hi, it’s mom,” she began, then chatted on, full Jewish mother in her distinctive gravelly timbre. “There’s a storm coming your way…Please drive very carefully….Love you. Bye.” It’s the type of message I normally didn’t pay much attention to, quickly deleting it after I listened. But three weeks after my mom, Harriet Ornstein, uttered those words, she died at a hospital…
  • Cruise Control

    ProPublica
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    by Lena Groeger Your one-stop shop for health and safety data on cruise ships
  • Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

    ProPublica
    20 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    by Joaquin Sapien When 17-year-old Lexie Grüber first entered the Allison Gill Lodge group home for girls in Manchester, Connecticut, she said it felt less like a home than a business. Instead of family photos, the walls were covered in informational posters and licensing certificates. When her emotions got the better of her, she said, the only conversations she had were with a doctor with a prescription pad at the ready. Now 22 and a recent college graduate, Grüber came before the Senate Finance Committee this week to testify about the experience. She recalled being medicated to…
 
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • PH senator to gov’t: Defuse WPS tension

    27 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    CONCERNED over rising tension at the West Philippine Sea, Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday urged Malacanang to intensify efforts at exploring all diplomatic avenues to find a peaceful means in resolving our conflicting territorial claims with China in the area. Last week Chinese Navy sent a stern warning against a US spy plane monitoring aggressive Chinese reclamation activities in the area, asking it to leave their airspace. But the US said it would continue to defy China as their flight operations were done in international airspace. Malacanang also took a tough stance,…
  • Happy Place

    27 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Sunrise on Amelia Island, Florida. We try to get there every year. Clean, quiet and friendly.
  • Mega News

    27 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    TS Euro Pair work
  • Philippine senator warns Palace

    27 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    PHILIPPINE Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday warned the Palace against making any attempt to prod the Senate into rushing the passage of the Palace version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying it would likely backfire. Marcos, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, issued the warning after the Palace floated the idea that President Benigno Aquino III is willing to meet with the senators to discuss the BBL. According to Marcos, he and the other senators are wary over what happened in the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives, which…
  • How Sweet the Clarity of God

    27 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Tell us your storyThe Daily Prayer 05.27.2015 “How Sweet the Clarity of God” Nancy Bowers, RScP How sweet the Clarity of God. The Constant Presence where confusion falls away and Goodness steps in. I have been lonely for a Heart that never left me, a Tenderness that always surrounds me, a steadfast Friend I can count on. I have been lonely for a Connection that was never lost. God is Here. God is Now. God is Always. I turn my heart and soul to Him. I whisper, “hello” and begin the conversation. For in His Love, I am safe. In His embrace, I am innocent, incapable to holding onto shame.
 
 
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    TIME

  • These Are the 8 Most Valuable Brands

    Alex Fitzpatrick
    27 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    After a brief demotion to the No. 2 spot last year, Apple has won back its title as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ ranking put together by marketing research firm Millward Brown. Google briefly claimed the most valuable brand title last year, interrupting Apple’s three-year run. Apple’s brand value boomed 67% this year, hitting an impressive $247 billion. Google’s brand value, meanwhile, climbed 9% to $174 billion over that same period–making it the No. 2 most valuable brand this year. Millward calculates the most valuable brands…
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is About to Tap a Huge New Market

    Alex Fitzpatrick
    27 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    The U.S. Air Force certified SpaceX to launch satellites for the Pentagon, it was announced Tuesday. This is significant news for Elon Musk’s 13-year-old aerospace company, which has long been involved court case over certification from the Pentagon. As the Washington Post reports, obtaining Pentagon certification means SpaceX can compete with United Launch Alliance, a joint space venture formed in 2006 by Lockheed Martin and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA provides launch services to government entities like NASA and the Department of Defense—customers SpaceX also wants…
  • Words of Wisdom From Maya Angelou

    Jennifer So
    27 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Dr. Maya Angelou may be gone, but her legacy lives on. She has been immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp, and now, her iconic autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is being re-released, complete with a foreword by her “daughter-friend” Oprah Winfrey. The re-release ensures that her vast wisdom will live on, touching millions of lives and countless generations to come. “I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Women, that’s me.” “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other…
  • Look at This Giant Portrait of Taylor Swift Made of Legos

    Jennifer So
    27 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Everyone knows how much Taylor Swift loves her friends. Now she has a whole parkful. The Legoland Windsor Resort in the U.K. recently conducted a poll of its visitors to see which celebrity they’d most want as their best friend, and T. Swift won out, beating her own good buddy Ed Sheeran, as well as U.K. celebrities like Zoella and Ella Henderson. The 8’4″ x 12’7″ Lego mosaic was constructed this past weekend with the help of guests, who used 38,400 individual bricks in 600 sections, aided by park employees. Sure, it’s good, but is it “15-ft.,…
  • Watch Amy Schumer Defend Bill Cosby in the Court of Public Approval

    Justin Worland
    27 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    Comedian Amy Schumer put the numerous rape allegations against Bill Cosby into perspective in a blistering takedown sketch on her show Inside Amy Schumer. In the sketch, Schumer defends Cosby in the court of public opinion and faces off against a prosecutor armed with mounds of facts and witness statements. Evidence aside, Schumer wins the support of the judge and jury with distractions like cake and free sweaters. At the end of the day, she argues jokingly, the public should ignore the Cosby allegations because they don’t feel good. “If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • US Treasury secretary urges Greece and its creditors to reach deal fast - live updates

    Graeme Wearden
    27 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    All the latest economic and financial news, as America’s finance chief comes to Europe to push for a Greek dealSummary: US turns up the heat on EuropeJack Lew: We need to get Greece resolved fastLew: Park the rhetoric and get a dealNo more emergency liquidity for Greece todayUS fears Greece could turn to Russia 2.59pm BST Curious.... Bloomberg is quoting a Greek official saying that the two sides have started drafting a staff-level agreement; basically a deal that could be approved by eurozone ministers.*GREECE, CREDITORS STARTED CRAFTING STAFF LEVEL ACCORD: OFFICIAL - what??*GREEK BANK…
  • Ban rubbing out! Why one professor says erasers are ‘an instrument of the devil’

    Guardian Staff
    27 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Leading cognitive scientist Guy Claxton says erasing mistakes encourages students to feel ashamed of making errorsName: The eraser.Age: Continue reading...
  • County cricket – live!

    Will Macpherson at Beckenham and Graham Hardcastle at Taunton
    27 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Will Macpherson at Kent v Surrey; Graham Hardcastle at Somerset v YorkshireCounty cricket: the week’s final over 2.47pm BST Graham Hardcastle writes from Taunton Would you Adam and Eve it! Adil Rashid has become the second man in the match to fall for 99, caught at short fine-leg by Alfonso Thomas as he attempted to help part-time off-spinner Johann Myburgh around the corner, leaving Yorkshire at 331-8, a lead of 283 with a little under 50 overs left in the day. 2.39pm BST Will Macpherson has news of a resultSURREY WIN BY THREE WICKETS 2.11pm BST News from Will Macpherson in KentThis game…
  • Lord Stevens not only senior police officer under investigation, says IPCC

    Haroon Siddique
    27 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Watchdog will investigate whether there was ‘full, frank and truthful’ disclosure of information to public inquiry into Stephen Lawrence caseThe police watchdog has said Lord Stevens is not the only senior police officer being investigated as part of an inquiry into whether there was a failure to hand over information to the 1998 Stephen Lawrence public inquiry.Outlining the investigation involving Stevens, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said it centred on a letter sent to the inquiry, chaired by Sir William Macpherson, dated 12 June 1998. The letter was sent in response to…
  • Emoji is dragging us back to the dark ages – and all we can do is smile

    Jonathan Jones
    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    With its poodles, noodles and happy poos, Emoji is now the fastest growing language in the UK. What a huge step back for humanitySo it’s official. We are evolving backwards. Emoji, the visual system of communication that is incredibly popular online, is Britain’s fastest-growing language according to Professor Vyv Evans, a linguist at Bangor University. The comparison he uses is telling – but not in the way the prof, who appears enthusiastic about emojis, presumably intends. “As a visual language emoji has already far eclipsed hieroglyphics, its ancient Egyptian precursor which took…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Putin’s Disunited Nation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    From The International New York Times- During those tense days in early March when Vladimir Putin disappeared from public view, the Russian president issued only one official statement: He instructed his prime minister to prepare a blueprint for a new federal agency that would work toward “consolidating the unity of the multiethnic nation of the Russian Federation.” The move passed relatively unnoticed, but it raises provocative questions. Why suddenly create a new arm of government when funding for other departments is being frozen or cut? And why did the choice to lead the agency fall…
  • How Nepal can Rebuild

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 May 2015 | 3:03 am
    From National Geographic– After a monstrous earthquake leveled Kathmandu in 1934, killing thousands, survivors in Nepal’s capital took shelter in new buildings raised from the bricks of ones that had collapsed. Then last Saturday, at least 5,000 Nepalese died – some perhaps under the same bricks – when a magnitude 7.8 quake crumbled the fragile buildings they inhabited. Unlike in 1934, Nepal today can take steps to break the cycle of devastation in a country rocked by strong temblors roughly every 75 years. And importantly in one of the poorest countries on earth, much…
  • Is China-Pakistan ‘Silk Road’ a Game Changer?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    From BBC News- China has announced a $46bn investment plan which will largely centre on an economic corridor from Gwadar in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan looks at the significance of the plans. Why has this got people talking? The money China is planning to pour into Pakistan is more than twice the amount of all foreign direct investment (FDI) Pakistan has received since 2008, and considerably more than the entire assistance from the United States, Pakistan’s largest donor until now, since 2002. Pakistani officials say most projects will…
  • China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

    Saskia De Rothschild
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited the port in June, Piraeus was described as China’s gateway to Europe: China’s exports could reach Germany, Hungary and Austria “between seven and 11 days” faster, he said. Huawei, the electronics conglomerate, has already opened a logistics center right at the port. 15 Oct 2013, Athens, Attica, Greece — Ships in Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Europe — Image by © Richard Cummins/Corbis Piraeus has become the story of two worlds — that of the turbo capitalism of the successors…
  • Why Beef Ban in Indian State Undermines Secularism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    From BBC News– It is a bizarre image: cops demanding mug-shots of cows rather than crooks. But that’s what officers in the city of Malegaon in Maharashtra, one of India’s most populous states, are doing in an attempt to enforce its new beef ban. “We are keeping the photographs for verification purposes only,” one policeman told an Indian newspaper. “If someone alleges that some illegal activity has taken place and if the owner has a photo, it will be easy to establish the truth.” I’m not sure that’s right. How do you match a steak with a photo of a cow? But, to be fair,…
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    The Times of India

  • Wipro's Premji's package drops 55%, CEO's up 33%

    27 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    Azim Premji saw a sharp decline in his commission and variable payout that reduced to $513,296 in the last fiscal compared to $1.17 million previously.
  • Rahul enjoys 'tasty fish' at fisherman's house

    27 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Rahul Gandhi today enjoyed a 'tasty fish' lunch served by a fisherman's family at a hamlet near here and said he would visit the beach again to taste Kerala's delicious tapioca and spicy fish curry.
  • Muslim youth denied job: 5 get anticipatory bail

    27 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    A sessions court has granted interim relief from arrest to five persons including directors of Hari Krishna Exports, the diamond export firm which denied employment to a young MBA graduate for being a Muslim.
  • Intense heatwave in many parts of India, toll 1242

    27 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    As per the latest figures, the toll due to heatwave in Andhra Pradesh stood at 852 while it was 340 in Telangana - together accounting for 1192 deaths.
  • Rupee plunges to 64-level against dollar

    27 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    Extending its decline for the second straight session, the rupee slumped to 64-level against the American currency after nearly two weeks before ending at 63.98, falling by another 41 paise on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers.
 
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    Good News Network

  • DJ Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Trip Across America

    Helaina Hovitz
    27 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Most people know Neil Armstrong as one of Jay-Z’s former tour DJs and creator of the Dinner & A Mixtape series. His friends know him as Neil, pet parent of Poh the Dog. Sixteen years ago, Armstrong adopted Poh from the North Shore Animal League, and watched as the pup The post DJ Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Trip Across America appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, May 27

    Good News Network
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    On this day 85 years ago, the Chrysler Building in New York City opened to the public. The Art Deco style skyscraper was the the tallest man-made structure at the time, measuring 1046 feet (319 m) with its silver spire. Designed by architect William Van Alen, and graced on each The post Good News in History, May 27 appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Food Stamps Double Their Value at Michigan Farmers Markets

    Terry Turner
    26 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Needy families are taking home more nutritious food while farmers are taking home more money thanks to a program that doubles the buying power of people on food assistance. Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP benefits — formerly called “food stamps” — to be used at 150 farmers markets across The post Food Stamps Double Their Value at Michigan Farmers Markets appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Airline Reroutes Mom to Son’s Bedside, Before She Even Knows He’s in Hospital

    Terry Turner
    26 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    When a family medical emergency arose suddenly, Southwest Airline employees flew into action to get a mother to her son’s bedside a thousand miles away – before she even knew he was in the hospital. Peggy Uhle’s cell phone was turned off as she was preparing for departure on a The post Airline Reroutes Mom to Son’s Bedside, Before She Even Knows He’s in Hospital appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Watch What These Kids Vote For After Two Classmates Get Cancer

    Helaina Hovitz
    26 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
      Two students at a Collinsville, Illinois school truly know how beloved they are thanks to a grand gesture made by their fellow classmates. Instead of taking a field trip, as planned, to the St. Louis Science Center, the children voted to use the money to buy 2,400 books and The post Watch What These Kids Vote For After Two Classmates Get Cancer appeared first on Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • How shade can help trout populations

    26 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    As snowpack levels decline with the warming climate, many streams will experience less water flow, especially during summer months, potentially exposing more fish to predation by birds and other animals. A new study has found that providing adequate shade and cover in small streams may reduce predation on trout by as much as 12 percent, from just one species of bird – the kingfisher. 
  • Prehistoric climate changes still detectable deep underground

    26 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    It turns out that the steady dripping of water deep underground can reveal a surprising amount of information about the constantly changing cycles of heat and cold, precipitation and drought in the turbulent atmosphere above. As water seeps down through the ground it picks up minerals, most commonly calcium carbonate. When this mineral-rich water drips into caves, it leaves mineral deposits behind that form layers which grow during wet periods and form dusty skins when the water dries up. Today, scientists can date these layers with extreme precision based on the radioactive decay…
  • Could wind farm installation deafen marine life?

    26 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    Wind farms may be a vital source of green energy, but new research shows that the construction of off-shore wind farms could potentially be damaging the hearing of harbour seals and other marine life. Researchers at St. Andrews University in Scotland believe that there is cause for concern that human building operations in our coastal waters, for example the pile driving process that hammers the foundation posts for wind turbines into the sea bed, could be damaging the hearing of marine mammals to an extent we hadn’t previously guessed at.
  • European Union moves closer to banning cadmium in TV's

    26 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    The European Parliament voted last week to re-assess the use of cadmium in TV sets sold across Europe, saying safer alternatives to the toxic and carcinogenic substance were now widely available.Cadmium is widely used in illumination and display lighting applications such as LCD screens used in television sets or desktop computers.
  • Swedish city Kiruna being moved to avoid sinking from iron ore mining

    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever just wanted to pick up and leave the foundation you call home? Kiruna knows the feeling.Kiruna, a town in northern Sweden, built its riches upon the vast seam of iron ore, but the massive mine is now sinking the city of 23,000 residents. Now faced with a crisis, the town of Kiruna is moving to avoid catastrophe.Northern Sweden is not the most welcoming place to build a city. With long, brutal winters and short, mild summers, Kiruna’s climate doesn’t exactly scream city material, but the iron resources that lie underneath it scream Mecca.
 
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Broadcom Has Possible 45% Upside, BofA Says

    Monica Gerson
    27 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    In a report published Wednesday, BofA Merrill Lynch analysts maintained a Buy rating on Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), with a price objective of $54. The analysts enumerated the factors supporting a possible 45 percent valuation upside in the company's stock as: Latest Ratings for BRCM DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2015Deutsche BankMaintainsBuy Apr 2015JefferiesMaintainsBuy Apr 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight View More Analyst Ratings for BRCM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Morning Market Losers

    Lisa Levin
    27 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    GlobeImmune Inc (NASDAQ: GBIM) shares declined 49.03 percent to $4.20 after the company reported top line results from GS-4774 Phase 2 trial in virally-suppressed chronic HBV patients.
  • Morning Market Gainers

    Lisa Levin
    27 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Emerald Oil Inc (NYSE: EOX) shares climbed 43.76 percent to $7.49 following the announcement that it will not proceed with stock offering.
  • Jefferies: Buy PNM Resources, It's 'Not The Old New Mexico'

    Monica Gerson
    27 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    In a report published Wednesday, Jefferies analysts upgraded the rating on PNM Resources Inc (NYSE: PNM) from Hold to Buy, while raising the price target from $29 to $30.50, after visiting New Mexico. Latest Ratings for PNM DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015JefferiesUpgradesHoldBuy May 2015KeyBancDowngradesOverweight Apr 2015KeyBancMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for PNM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Benzinga's Top Downgrades

    Lisa Levin
    27 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    Analysts at Needham downgraded AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL) from Buy to Hold and removed the price target of $57.00. AOL's shares closed at $50.14 yesterday. Analysts at Gabelli downgraded AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) from Buy to Hold. AutoZone shares closed at $688.43 yesterday. Latest Ratings for AOL DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015NeedhamDowngradesBuyHold May 2015UBSInitiates Coverage onNeutral May 2015Monness Crespi HardtDowngradesBuyNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for AOL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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    WND

  • 31 dead as storms ravage Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico

    Cheryl Chumley
    27 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    A man walks his dogs to safety in Texas flood waters. Officials have been inundated with 911 calls in Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico as flash floods and tornadoes have wreaked havoc, leaving at least 31 dead. More are missing and the death toll is expected to rise, emergency responders said Wednesday. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! Particularly heartbreaking was the story of one Texas family whose vacation cabin was swept into the flood…
  • Rick Santorum set to seek presidency

    Cheryl Chumley
    27 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Rick Santorum Former Sen. Rick Santorm is set to announce his run for the presidency Wednesday at a manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! He joins an already crowded Republican field that includes Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former business executive Carly Fiorina. Others likely or rumored to join the race: Gov. Scott Walker, business…
  • Kenyan lawyer: I'll trade goats for Obama's daughter

    Cheryl Chumley
    27 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Kenyan attorney Felix Kiprono told the Nairobian newspaper he wants to buy Malia Obama’s hand in marriage, and he’s planning to ask the president for permission in the coming weeks. And his proposed price to facilitate the wedding? Fifty cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats, Mediaite reported. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! “I got interested in her in 2008,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone…
  • Bernie Sanders calls for 'revolution'

    Cheryl Chumley
    27 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist seeking the Democratic Party’s nod to the presidency in 2016, has called on campaign followers to start a “political revolution” to dramatically shift the tone and nature of the nation. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! “[We need] a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally,” he said, at a campaign event in…
  • Chimps are people, too?

    Cheryl Chumley
    27 May 2015 | 3:25 am
    Some say chimps are people, too. Attorneys for two chimpanzees head to court Wednesday to argue the animals ought to be granted “personhood” status and released from their Stony Brook University confines. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed the request to release the chimps, Leo and Hercules, and grant them “personhood” status in state supreme court in Manhattan, the Associated Press reported. Currently, they’re being used in locomotion studies in the State University of New York school system. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet –…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

    Sara DuBois
    21 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world. May 21, 2015 AIUSA Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world.    The Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award recognizes those who have…
  • UAE: Three sisters released after three months in secret detention for tweeting

    Anu Ghate
    15 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    Three sisters were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities subjected them to enforced disappearance, Amnesty International said. They were detained after posting comments on Twitter on behalf of their brother, a prisoner of conscience in the Gulf state. May 15, 2015 AIUSA Three sisters were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities subjected them to enforced disappearance, Amnesty International said. They…
  • Afghanistan: Taliban’s atrocious attacks on civilians show contempt for human life

    Anu Ghate
    14 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today. May 14, 2015 AIUSA Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today.read more
  • Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab jail sentence shows authorities will not tolerate peaceful critics

    Anu Ghate
    14 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    The appeal verdict against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab today, confirming his sentence of six months in jail for insulting government institutions on Twitter, demonstrates the Bahraini authorities’ complete disregard for the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International today. May 14, 2015 AIUSA The appeal verdict against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab today, confirming his sentence of six months in jail for insulting government institutions on Twitter, demonstrates the Bahraini authorities’ complete disregard for the right to freedom of…
  • South East Asia: Immediately step up efforts to rescue thousands at grave risk at sea

    Anu Ghate
    13 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International said, as another boat carrying hundreds of people thought to be migrants and asylum seekers in desperate conditions is currently awaiting rescue off the Thai coast. May 13, 2015 AIUSA South East Asian governments must step up urgent search and rescue efforts to ensure that thousands of people stranded in boats are not left in dire circumstances and at risk of death, Amnesty International…
 
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    Fast Company

  • The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck

    John Brownlee
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new font, Bookerly, and a totally new layout engine have made reading a Kindle e-book more like print than ever.Amazon's Kindle e-reader is a lovely single purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that, in its singular focus on the purity of e-reading, even Dieter Rams could love. The iOS and Android apps are even great. But no matter what gadget you read on, the Kindle's typography and typesetting has always been a bit of a disaster, with six different typefaces, that are barely suitable for reading an actual book. (Who reads books in Futura, anyways?) As for the typesetting,…
  • Designing Offices Where Both Introverts And Extroverts Can Thrive

    Elizabeth Segran
    27 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    One size really doesn't fit all when it comes to office design.Office design trends tend to come in cycles. The open plan office has been in vogue for years now, with companies from Google to Goldman Sachs to American Express to Bloomberg building workspaces without partitions. Facebook recently unveiled pictures of its drool-worthy, Frank Gehry-designed campus, which will be the largest open floor plan in the entire world. Business leaders thinking about office redesigns often just crib off-the-shelf solutions that have worked well for others and recreate them. As a result, a full 70% of…
  • This Test Tells You If You're Really Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur

    Elizabeth Segran
    27 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    At least that's the aim of Clearer Thinking, a nonprofit that develops decision-making tools.This spring, as college graduates march down the aisles in their caps and gowns, most won't be dreaming of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 company; they're more likely to be hatching plans to start their own world-changing startups. With The Social Network and Silicon Valley, the average 22-year-old grew up on stories about how young people can make their fortunes by striking out on their own.Read Full Story
  • This Is What A Future Flag For Planet Earth Might Look Like

    Jay Cassano
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We have flags for everything else on the planet, except for the planet itself. How are we going to tell alien life what we're about?The power of symbols is difficult to overstate. And perhaps no symbol is more powerful than national flags, which attempt to convey a shared culture, heritage, and way of life. And yet, for all the talk of how we live in a globalized world, how interconnected all of our lives are, and our perpetual fascination with the search for extraterrestrial life, it's striking that we don't have a flag that represents the entire planet.Read Full Story
  • Introducing The New Ciara

    KC Ifeanyi
    26 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    She's got a new album, a new show—I Can Do That, debuting this week—and, most importantly, a new baby who's completely changed her life.Ciara is a changed woman.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • 795 million people still suffer from hunger

    Sandra Guy
    27 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Photo: FAO/ Ishara Kodikara The number of people around the world who are hungry and suffer from undernourishment has dropped to 795 million according to figures released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO). That's a decrease of over 210 million since 1990, during which time the global population has increased by 1.9 billion. The figures are crucial for assessing the success in meeting two international hunger targets: the Millennium Development Goal and the World Food Summit hunger target. The “State of Food Insecurity in the World” report is published by FAO.
  • Radio programme to help people with disabilities in Cambodia

    Ana Carmo
    26 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation staff member operates a radio program about history of Cambodia. Photo: UNDP (file) There are around 700,000 people with disabilities in Cambodia who face obstacles on daily basis that prevent them from fully enjoying their equal rights; that's according to the UN. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is now working to improve their conditions through a joint disability programme named the "Disability Rights Initiative Cambodia" (DRIC). Cathrine Hasselberg has more. Duration: 2'43"  
  • News in Brief 26 May 2015 (PM)

    Sandra Guy
    26 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    A demonstration in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. Photo: IRIN/Adel Yahya (file) Top UN envoy asked to postpone consultations to resolve Yemeni crisis Warring parties in Yemen have been urged by UN Secretary-General to engage in consultations facilitated by the United Nations to end the crisis in the Gulf state. The country is embroiled in a conflict between rebel Houthi forces and those supporting the internationally recognized government of Yemen. The Secretary-General has asked his Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to postpone the consultations in Geneva planned for Thursday…
  • UN Women and Valencia football club team up for gender equality

    Sandra Guy
    26 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka holds one of the new jerseys as she poses with players of the Valencia Club de Futbol soccer team at a press conference in New York on 26 May 2015. Photo: Valencia CF/Lázaro dela Peña. The European football team Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women are teaming up to promote gender equality across the globe. Valencia's strip will feature the UN Women's logo and there'll be other activities as part of a wider campaign. The 96-year-old football club is one of the most…
  • One third of global population online

    Sandra Guy
    26 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    A computer class at San Jose, a rural secondary school in La Ceja del Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo: World Bank/Charlotte Kesl Around one third of the world's population, or 3.2 billion people, has access to the Internet according to the UN's International Telecommunication Union, (ITU). Figures released by the ITU also show that globally mobile telephone subscriptions have increased to over seven billion. The international community is currently meeting in Geneva to discuss the progress made in the telecommunications or ICT sector. Peter Forster asked Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • We Are What We Eat: Bolivia

    26 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    We Are What We Eat: Bolivia (Part 3 of 7) Photographer Matthieu Paley journeys to the Bolivian Amazon where getting a meal is a family affair for the Tsimane people, as children often scavenge for food and gut hunted animals. Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/15/We_Are_What_We_Eat_Bolivia
  • We Are What We Eat: Greenland

    26 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    We Are What We Eat: Greenland (Part 2 of 7) The Inuit of Greenland have survived for generations eating almost nothing but meat. Photographer Matthieu Paley captures the bloody job of securing a meal in this remote territory. Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/15/We_Are_What_We_Eat_Greenland
  • We Are What We Eat: Afghanistan

    26 May 2015 | 4:25 pm
    We Are What We Eat: Afghanistan (Part 1 of 7) Join photographer Matthieu Paley in the mountains of Afghanistan where no crops grow, the journey to get flour takes days, and goat eyes are on the menu. Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/04/15/We_Are_What_We_Eat_Afghanistan
  • Monster Fish

    26 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Monster Fish Zeb Hogan, star of Nat Geo WILD's series Monster Fish, takes you on a fishing trip like you've never experienced, traveling the globe in search of aquatic behemoths. Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/03/26/Monster_Fish
  • Kate Bolick

    26 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Kate Bolick Journalist Kate Bolick's 2011 Atlantic cover story, "All the Single Ladies," sparked a heated debate on modern notions of romance, family, career, and success. The story, drawing more than one million readers, put forth the statistic that 50% of the adult population is single (compared with 33 percent in 1950)-and that percentage is likely to keep growing. In Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, Bolick goes beyond the statistics and uses her personal experiences to explore why she, and more than 100 million American women, remains unmarried today. Exploring why others fear a life…
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    The Week

  • Rand Paul blames Republican 'hawks' for ISIS' existence

    27 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    In a Morning Joe interview Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blamed Republican "hawks" like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for ISIS' rise and growth. "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS," Paul told Joe Scarborough. "These hawks also wanted to bomb Assad, which would have made ISIS' job even easier. They've created these people." Paul also said that ISIS is "all over Libya" because Republicans "loved Hillary Clinton's war" and "wanted more of it." He also said that both Libya and Iraq…
  • Archaeologists discover secret treasure room containing 2,400-year-old gold and drugs

    27 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    It's a question that has bedeviled moguls for millennia: Where do you put your solid gold bucket brimming with weed and coke? If you were a nomadic warlord from the 4th century B.C., you'd hide it in your secret treasure room, of course. Archaeologists have found just such a room, containing two such objects, hidden beneath an ancient burial mound in southern Russia. The researchers dated the treasure horde to 2,400 years ago and believe it once belonged to the Scythians, a ferocious group of nomads who were contemporaries of the ancient Greeks. All in all, the room contains nearly seven…
  • Lawyers can no longer bring food to Guantanamo Bay prisoners

    27 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    For the first time in 10 years, military regulations at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will prevent lawyers from bringing food to inmates during legal meetings. Lawyers often bring treats, such as McDonald's Big Mac sandwiches or chocolate chip cookies, with them to legal conferences at the facility. Prison officials have defended the new regulations, which go into effect Wednesday, for health and safety reasons. But critics say the food helps prisoners cooperate with their lawyers, such as when attorneys got prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab to drink juice during a hunger strike.
  • Watch John Oliver explain why FIFA is 'cartoonishly evil'

    27 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    Nine top officials of soccer's governing organization FIFA were arrested today in Switzerland and will be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges. If you're just getting up to speed on the news, let John Oliver walk you through the inner workings of this "comically grotesque" and "cartoonishly evil" organization — from its kangaroo courts to its shady deals and hilariously megalomaniacal boardrooms. The video is from last year, but the takeaway is all too relevant. --Nico Lauricella
  • Israel launches its first airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since cease-fire

    27 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    Israeli fighter jets launched four airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first since a cease-fire between Gaza militants and Israel went into effect last summer following a 50-day war. Israeli Defense Minster Moshe Yaalon told The Associated Press that the Israeli airstrikes were aimed at the Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip, as well as at Hamas sites, in retaliation for a rocket fired at southern Israel Tuesday night. No Palestinian group, however, claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. View image | gettyimages.com Israeli Defense Forces…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • THE TIZIO LAMP STRIKES A POSE

    Anonymous
    27 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    Built to Last: created in the 1970s, emblematic of the 1980s, Artemide’s era-defining task lamp still shines a light on good design. Peter York tells its story From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015MY DESK HOLDS two pairs of tall, black task lamps, like pint-sized cranes on a miniature building site, or a convocation of giraffes at an African watering-hole. They’re useful, but they’re also important. Making a task lamp is the acid test of a modern designer’s ingenuity, in the way that making a chair was the test of an 18th-century apprentice. James Dyson was probably delighted…
  • SPURNED NO LONGER

    Anonymous
    26 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Authors on Museums: as a small boy in Perth, Tim Winton thought of art as something remote. On his first visit to the National Gallery of Victoria, he was told off for having bare feet. Now a novelist and a grandfather, he goes back to see what has changed From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015AS YOU APPROACH the National Gallery of Victoria, along a boulevard jangling with trams in downtown Melbourne, it’s easy to see why a former director called it “the Kremlin of St Kilda Road”. It’s a massive rectangular block whose bluestone walls have something of the penitentiary about…
  • DID CHINA DISCOVER AMERICA?

    Anonymous
    21 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    Cartophilia: this map claims that a Chinese Muslim beat Columbus to it. But is it real? Rosie Blau investigates From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 In 1405 a Chinese Muslim eunuch, Zheng He, launched the first of seven voyages west from China across the Indian Ocean. Over the next 30 years, in command of the world’s largest fleet and funded by the Ming emperor, he sailed to the east coast of Africa and deep into the Persian Gulf. That much, we know, is true. But some people believe he went much farther—and this map is one reason. Entitled “General chart of the integrated…
  • THE WORDS WE WEAR

    Anonymous
    20 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    Applied Fashion: clothes now have so many labels that a pair of jeans can come with 700 words attached. Rebecca Willis looks at the fine print From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015YOU KNOW THE scene. You’re trying something on in a shop, and as you look in the mirror you notice that it hangs better on one side than the other. One seam—usually the one on your left—sits slightly awkwardly, with a little pucker, so that the smooth line of the garment is broken. And you know before you even look: it’s because a label, or sometimes a whole sheaf of them, has been sewn into the…
  • THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES

    Anonymous
    19 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Reading the Game: forty years on from Billie Jean King and the Battle of the Sexes, how is sport treating women? Ed Smith keeps score From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015IN WOMEN'S SPORT, as in many things, the Renaissance world was ahead of its time. Pisanello’s 1435 painting “A Ballgame” shows a courtly and elegant woman hitting what looks like a forehand down the line with a touch of topspin. L’uomo universale was not always an exclusively masculine concept. Modern sport, however, is mostly a male ghetto. Only three sports offer anything like equal prominence to…
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    60 Minutes

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    24 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    For Memorial Day weekend, 60 Minutes presents a special broadcast on war stories. Correspondents Scott Pelley and Lara Logan report.
  • Sunday May 17, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    17 May 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Scott Pelley reports on a museum dedicated to African-American history and culture is finally taking shape on the National Mall in Washington. Lara Logan reports on the recruitment of child suicide bombers in Afghanistan and Pakistan and one psychologist's fight to rehabilitate youth trained by the Taliban. Steve Kroft looks at the nation's infrastructure.
  • Sunday May 10, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    10 May 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Steve Kroft profiles a man who was a Soviet spy during the latter-end of the Cold War and lived the ultimate double life. Bill Whitaker reports on a ballet star who overcame an underprivileged childhood and then a potentially career-ending injury to finally realize her dream.
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    3 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Scott Pelley explores the effects on children -- Arab and Israeli -- in the age-old conflict that reached another boiling point in last summer's war between Gaza and Israel; Morley Safer profiles philanthropist David Rubenstein who has decided to donate his money to patriotic causes; Steve Kroft picks up the pieces of an unfinished story by his late colleague Bob Simon.
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Clarissa Ward reports on the rising number of migrants attempting to reach Europe by boat across the Mediterranean Sea. David Martin reports on a high stakes contest between the U.S. and China over satellites that are critical to national security and everyday life. Plus, a follow-up on a previous story about Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    24 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, says President Obama has not been aggressive enough in taking the fight to ISIS militants who have ravaged Iraq and Syria; CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward reports on the latest territorial gains by ISIS; Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of "Shrapnel in the Heart," and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante reflect on their coverage of the Vietnam War. That and much more on "Face The Nation."
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 5/17

    CBS Radio News
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    On today's edition of Face the Nation, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, talks about foreign policy and domestic issues. Rep. Devin Nunes, the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, participates in his first Sunday show interview in his new role. Also, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who served under President Bush and President Obama talks about the nation's current challenges.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    10 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    On today's edition of Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defends an infomercial he once appeared in for what some say was a questionable product. On the other side of the aisle, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders explains why he thinks he thinks his record of "strong and bold leadership" could help him best candidate Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. Also, Republican strategist and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter discuss the presidential field. Bloomberg…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports from Baltimore, where tensions are calming after charges were brought against the officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray; Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) says his unique anti-poverty proposal could provide lessons for Baltimore; Seth Doane reports on the recovery efforts in Nepal. That and much more because this is Face the Nation.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Correspondent Holly Williams reports from Nepal on the recovery efforts after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the impoverished country over the weekend; After clashes in Baltimore over the weekend, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, says the struggle over how police treat African Americans is the single largest civil rights issue of the current generation; Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council discuss the Supreme Court's expected ruling on same-sex marriage. That and much more on Face the Nation.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Europe, what is your plan as to the success of female entrepreneurs?In order to increase the economic power of developing countries, many entrepreneurial and education programmes are initiated in of developing countries that focus on women. read more
  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Future Windows 10 support won't come with sneaky charges, Microsoft clarifies

    27 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    You will not be paying a yearly fee to keep Windows 10 running on your PC in 2016...or any year after that.Blame it on Microsoft’s “Borg” reputation, its historically cutthroat reputation, or just general distrust. Whatever the reason, users have been looking for a fine print "gotcha" ever since Microsoft announced Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as long as the upgrade is claimed in the first year after Windows 10's release. (The company will charge for upgrades after that.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.
  • Computer chips made of wood promise greener electronics

    27 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed semiconductor chips that are nearly entirely made out of wood-derived material.Aside from being biodegradable, the chips could be produced for only a fraction of the cost of conventional semiconductors, according to the group of 17 researchers, mostly from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with others from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The researchers used a cellulose material for the substrate of the chip, which is the part that supports the active semiconductor layer. Taken from cellulose, a naturally abundant substance used to make paper,…
  • Android stutters while iOS shines during Q1

    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Sales of Android smartphones were up in the first quarter but its share of the market fell, while that of iOS grew for the third consecutive quarter.Overall, the market grew 19.3 percent year on year, with 336 million smartphones sold to end users worldwide, according to Gartner.Android’s share fell by 1.9 percentage points to 78.9 percent, while iOS grew from a 15.3 percent share to 17.9 percent. The year-on-year changes hide an even sharper short-term fall for Android, from 83.1 percent in the third quarter last year, and a stronger rise for iOS, from 12.7 percent before sales of the…
  • Lenovo's new trio of low-cost laptops start at $250

    27 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Lenovo is bringing three budget laptops to market in June, including one that can be equipped with Intel’s RealSense 3D camera.The Lenovo Z51 (pictured at top) is a 15-inch Windows 8.1 notebook that’s meant to be both a workstation and a home entertainment center, the company said Wednesday. The PC also has room to fit an optional RealSense camera, which can offer gesture controls like ones found in Microsoft’s Kinect gaming device.The Z51 has a 1080p display, and can be configured to have up to a fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of HDD or SSHD (solid-state…
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    theGrio

  • Chicago boy, 5, mauled to death by dog

    theGrio
    26 May 2015 | 5:10 pm
    A 5-year-old boy was killed Monday night in Chicago after being attacked by a dog, despite onlookers doing everything they could to deter the dog from attacking, beating the dog until it died. “I hear someone yelling, ‘He has my baby! Somebody please help me!’ When I looked, I thought someone was fighting. When I looked closer, the dog had the child by the neck and shoulder,” Bianca White told WLS, who lives nearby. That’s when two men rushed over to try to stop the attack and began to beat it. Although the dog briefly stopped its attack during the beating, it…
  • Kenyan man wants to buy Malia Obama for 50 Cows, 70 Sheep and 30 Goats

    Blue Telusma
    26 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    This week, a lawyer from Kenya told The Nairobian newspaper that he plans to ask President Barack Obama for his 16-year-old daughter Malia Obama’s hand in marriage when the president visits his country later this summer. Felix Kiprono says he is willing to provide a dowry that consists of 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in the exchange because he has had his eye on her since she was ten years old. “I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said of the first daughter. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this…
  • Teen shot in the head makes miraculous recovery

    theGrio
    26 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Turan Caudle, 17, was shot in the head by his friend after they got into an argument over a video game back in January. After the shooting, doctors had to remove half of his skull and told his mother that he might not even make it through the night. If he did, he was not expected to be able to walk or talk, reports NBC Washington. Now, the teenager is facing a daunting road to recovery as he relearns basic skills like walking and talking, but he is improving. His mother takes him to a Baltimore rehabilitation center every day to help him in his uphill battle. Watch a full report on Turan…
  • High school senior overcomes homelessness, raising a child to become valedictorian

    theGrio
    26 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Trameka Pope of Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago continues to defy everyone’s expectations – just not her own. The teenager has overcome homelessness and giving birth just days before her freshman year to become her school’s valedictorian. Pope proved she could do it all, joining the National Honor Society while also cheerleading for the school and taking courses at Kennedy-King College, all while working at a local supermarket to support herself. “I didn’t give up,” Pope said. “I pushed myself hard. And my baby motivated me every day because I…
  • Chris Brown threatens Tyson Beckford over selfie with Karrueche Tran

    Blue Telusma
    26 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Even though they’re officially broken up – Chris Brown has made it clear that he still feels territorial about his ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran. This weekend Tyson Beckford made the mistake of posting,”Saturday with @Karrueche #Vegas #Palms #Blasian,” on his Instagram – and apparently that was enough to spark Chris Brown into a war of words on social media. “U wanna keep walking them runways,” the singer reportedly tweeted Sunday in a series of threatening posts that have all been deleted. “U need two legs for that. Keep playing like I…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Post Memorial Day

    26 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Post Memorial Day PUBLICATION DATE: Tue, 26 May 2015 KEYWORDS: memorial, day, veteran, veterans, administration, hospital, VA, cost, overrun, delay, congress, budget, denver, aurora Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Graduation

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Graduation PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 20 May 2015 KEYWORDS: graduation, debt, job, market, economy, uncertainty, 2015 Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Tremors

    13 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Tremors PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 13 May 2015 KEYWORDS: fracking, energy, oil, natural, gas, tremor, earthquake, environment Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Gang Initiation

    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Gang Initiation PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 06 May 2015 KEYWORDS: gang, intitiation, shooting, violence, inner, city, poverty, crime, police, jobs, minimum, wage, opportunity Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Aurora Theater Shooting Trial

    29 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Aurora Theater Shooting Trial PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 KEYWORDS: aurora, theater, shooting, trial, james, holmes, mental, health, insanity, defense, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Aerial photo of wildfire near Smith, Alberta

    Bill Gabbert
    26 May 2015 | 3:57 pm
    In this photo of a fire near Smith, Alberta, Canada the use of aerial retardant is evident. Today’s Update from the Wildfire in Smith, ALberta #abwildfire #slavelake pic.twitter.com/IhEbrLyNfO — Town of Slave Lake (@TownSlaveLake) May 26, 2015 Fire officials are calling the fire “held”, which means it will not grow under the current weather conditions and firefighting actions that have been taken on the fire. It has been mapped at 139 hectares (343 acres). Still assigned to the fire are 40 firefighters and six helicopters.
  • Pot grower responsible for Nicholls Fire in California sentenced

    Bill Gabbert
    26 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    From KBAK/KBFX: “A man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly seven years in federal prison for his involvement in a large-scale marijuana cultivation operation on federal land in Kern County and for his role in starting the Nicolls Fire. Edgardo Fournier, 46, of Perris, was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $6.5 million to the U.S. Forest Service. The Nicolls Fire burned more than 1,500 acres in July 2014 in the Onyx Peak area. The fire was so remote that it didn’t threaten structures of force road closures. More than 2,000 marijuana plants were seized by Forest Service…
  • Errors in a review of a book about the Yarnell Hill Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    The article below was written by John N. Maclean and Holly Neill. The Wall Street Journal and Fire By John Maclean and Holly Neill Kyle Dickman’s new book, On the Burning Edge, about hotshot culture and the Yarnell Hill Fire, has been reviewed in the Saturday, May 23, edition of the Wall Street Journal by Mark Yost, who is identified as a firefighter and paramedic from Highwood, Illinois. The review makes a number of errors and misleading assertions about fire policy and the Yarnell Hill Fire independent of the material in Dickman’s book. Journal reviews receive respectful attention, but…
  • Firefighter interviews at Mud Lake Complex of fires

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    On May 23 we posted a video interview with Byron Hart, the Assistant Fire Management Officer (Fuels) at Big Cypress National Preserve. It was shot at the Mud Lake Complex of fires in the south Florida Preserve by Joshua Manley, the Fire Communication and Education Specialist for the three National Park Service Regions on the East Coast. After receiving favorable reviews, Mr. Manley produced two more videos, below. The first one features Oscar Montijo, Superintendent of the Augusta Interagency Hotshot Crew, in which he discusses strategic firing operations around private inholdings in front…
  • Honoring our veterans and military personnel today

    Bill Gabbert
    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Veterans Cemetery at Hot Springs, South Dakota. Memorial Day, 2015. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Obama at War

    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
  • Secrets, Politics and Torture

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture.
  • The Trouble with Chicken

    11 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry.
  • Outbreak

    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The vivid, inside story of why the Ebola outbreak wasn't stopped before it was too late.
  • American Terrorist

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • The Internet of Things – A Primer

    Tobias
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    By the year 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, even cows – will be connected to the internet. They’re calling this next upgrade to the web ‘The Internet of Things’. But how does it work, and why should you care? Discover the tech & meet the main players in our interactive dataviz tour. » Explore the interactive » Discover our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

    Tobias
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Are digital music streaming services fair to artists? Taylor Swift thought not, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna have launched their own alternative, Tidal. Our original 2010 viz inspired by The Cynical Musician, triggered a massive debate (see comments). Now we’ve remixed the graphic to show how many plays, downloads and CD sales a musician needs to earn minimum wage in 2015. What’s your analysis? » See the graphic » Review the data: http://bit.ly/IIB_Musicians2015 » Discover our new book Knowledge is…
  • Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

    david
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public data-visualisation workshops. I’ve published two books, created 567 graphics and made 1923 mistakes. The data suggests to me that I’m ready to share my method and process. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion and sharing. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

    david
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Big buzz about the ancient practices of meditation and mindfulness. Now cited to improve everything from stress & depression to binge-eating and appreciation of music. What does the science say about their effectiveness? See the results of 75+ studies and meta-studies visualised in one spacious diagram. Compare with the utility of meditation as charted by ancient Eastern thought. And have that difference between meditation and mindfulness cleared up once and for all. » See the graphic » Review the data: bit.ly/KIB_Mindfulness   This is part of a larger graphic on the subject from…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Another young woman is tonight’s 61st murdered victim….

    media
    26 May 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Georgette Rahming Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking News Homicide #61 >>>> Bahamas Press is right now live at the scene of another homicide on Palmetto Street just off Baillou Hill Road where a female has been shot dead. We have identified tonight’s murdered victim to be Georgette Rahming. We understand shortly after 11:30m three shots were heard in the area, and before police arrived the victim was found dead; suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Sources on the ground tell us the young woman was sitting on her front porch when a dark male, dressed in dark…
  • Woman Found Dead on airport service road is Samantha Johnson! And son of Mt. Horeb Baptist gunned down off Soldier Road this morning

    media
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Two murdered victims identified….One is son of NAD Board Member – Trevor Smith! A photo of a body being pulled. THIS IS A FILE PHOTO! Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Press can now identify the woman found dead on the Airport Service Road near Coral Harbour to be 24-year-old Samantha Johnson of Sapodilla Boulevard, Pinewood Gardens. On Monday morning police discovered Johnson around 10:30 am in a pond located near a service road off the Airport Road. The lifeless body of a female submerged in shallow waters with injuries to the head. The female body was removed from the water and…
  • The Battle of Nassau – March 3-4, 1776 at Fort Montagu

    media
    26 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    For those who fought. Chairman of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) Courtney Strachan, National Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) President General Lindsey Brock, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Harrison Thompson all pose at Ft. Montagu after laying a wreath to commemorate the Battle of Nassau. (Kendea Smith/Photo) Over 50 members of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) were in New Providence this week to commemorate the Battle of Nassau – a pivotal moment in both Bahamian and American history. The Battle of Nassau took…
  • A tribute to the life and work of the late Senator Mizpah Tertullien_By Bahamas Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson

    media
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mizpah Tertullien Dear Editor, Last week marked the passing of Senator Mizpah Tertullien, a great Bahamian woman – a visionary and trailblazer. Senator Tertullien was infected and affected by the 1950s movement for Self Governance and Majority Rule, which eventually led to Independence. She was a well educated woman who chose to dedicate herself to public service and the transformation of The Bahamas. Her weekly newspaper columns “Psychologically Speaking” incited Bahamians to self-respect and self-love. It’s is amazing to me that in 2015 we are still wringing our hands about…
  • Woman found dead on service road of LPIA

    media
    25 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Woman found dead with bruises to the face…. Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking news coming into Bahamas Press confirms a woman has been found dead behind the service road of the LPIA airport. Police are seeking the public’s support in helping them solve this crime; to come forward with any information they may lead to an arrest regarding the death of the female found dead on Monday morning. According to reports, shortly before 10:30am, police received a report of a woman found dead in a pond located near a service road off the Airport Road. Upon arrival at the scene they met the…
 
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • The Courage of Migrants

    George Packer
    26 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    In the summer of 1983, I made the rash decision to get on a small cargo boat in the port town of Victoria, Cameroon, and sail across the Gulf of Guinea to Calamar, Nigeria. My Lonely Planet guide to West Africa had misinformed me that a weekly passenger ferry made the same route. When I discovered that no such ferry existed, there wasn’t enough time to exit the country overland before my Cameroonian visa expired at midnight. At the dock, a forty-foot vessel called the Beg God, with a single outboard motor, a cargo of nails in wooden boxes, a crew of three or four young toughs, and a pilot…
  • Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) in The New Yorker

    Elisabeth Biondi
    26 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    The great photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who died on Monday at the age of seventy-five, was fierce in her love of photography. Her love extended to the people she worked with: to her staff, her subjects, her students, and the other photographers in her life. Loyalty was one of her essential qualities. Once she embraced a person, that person became a part of her life. Magazine assignments, for her, were not finished after publication. They continued, and took on new lives as books, videos, or films. She never stopped photographing the disadvantaged, and the empathy that she felt toward her…
  • Lebanon and the Start of Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War

    Mohamad Bazzi
    26 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In the early morning of May 9, 2008, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah dispatched hundreds of heavily armed fighters to Beirut, and within twelve hours it had altered Lebanon’s political balance. Hezbollah and its allies quickly routed Sunni militiamen, took control of their political offices, and shut down media outlets owned by a prominent Sunni leader. The Lebanese government was paralyzed, while the Lebanese Army stood on the sidelines.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Comment From the May 25, 2015, IssueAfter the V-E Day Cheering Stopped: Arthur Vandenberg’s…
  • Nico Muhly at His Best

    Russell Platt
    26 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    One of the most striking things about Nico Muhly’s “Mixed Messages,” a new orchestral curtain-raiser that the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the impressive direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, performed at Carnegie Hall two weeks ago, was the abruptness of its ending. Strings were sweeping, winds and brass were barrelling forth, and then, after eleven minutes, it all just ended, seemingly without cause. Usually, this isn’t a good sign: either the internal dynamics, the “narrative” of the piece, didn’t reach a convincing conclusion, or else the composer, on the morning of his…
  • Drill and Spill

    Dana Goodyear
    26 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Some forty miles down the coast from Gaviota, California, where, last week, a ruptured pipe spilled between twenty-one thousand and a hundred and five thousand gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, is the little town of Summerland, where the country’s first offshore oil well was dug, in 1896. One of the pioneers of the business was Henry L. Williams, who had struck oil on the beach the year before. He was also the founder of Summerland, which was not a vacation retreat, as its name might suggest, but a Spiritualist community. Summerland is what Spiritualists, the ghost-consulting cousins…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Survey - Finnish teens ditch beer and smoking in favour of energy drinks and cannabis

    27 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Finland’s 19-year-olds are more likely to be politically engaged, have a multicultural view of society, and enjoy higher living standards today than a teenager living two decades ago, new data claims.But whereas their counterparts from 1996 would have been into smoking and drinking alcohol, today’s 19-year-old is much more likely to prefer energy drinks and cannabis. They’ll also be in worse physical shape, and more prone to insomnia, neck and back pain as a result of higher stress.Still conservativeAn Yle analysis of data from 1996 and the present day highlights changes in the way…
  • Stubb becomes finance minister, Soini takes foreign affairs portfolio

    27 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    Finland's former Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, will hold the post of finance minister in Juha Sipilä's next government, with responsibility for implementing a programme of swingeing cuts to the national budget.In a press conference announcing the outcome of weeks of negotiations between the Centre, Finns and National Coalition parties, incoming Prime Minister Juha Sipilä unveiled a plan on Wednesday to make 6 billion euros of savings by 2021.Sipilä also named his new foreign minister as Timo Soini, leader of the eurosceptic Finns party, which gained the second largest share of the vote…
  • Austerity on the way with Sipilä government plan

    27 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    Centre Party leader Juha Sipilä has taken a big step towards becoming the next Prime Minister of Finland, after agreeing a government programme with his Finns Party and National Coalition (NCP) counterparts.At a press conference in Helsinki on Wednesday, Sipilä said he was looking to make big savings in the government budget—but also kick-start growth in a stalling Finnish economy. As part of that effort the new administration will introduce a 1.6 billion euro package of infrastructure spending to try and offset some of the billions of euros in savings required over the next parliamentary…
  • Wednesday's papers: New cabinet predictions, daycare savings drive and new mosque for Helsinki?

    26 May 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Many papers this morning are preparing for today’s announcement by prime-minister-to-be Juha Sipilä about the outcome of negotiations between the three biggest parties over the shape of Finland’s next government. At 2pm today Sipilä will hold a press conference at which he’s expected to begin announcing the government’s programme for the next five years, as well as who’s who in the cabinet.Ilta-Sanomat lays its cards on the table with a double-page spread of predictions for the next line-up. Finns Party leader Timo Soini is almost certain to get the finance portfolio, while…
  • Overcrowding more common in Helsinki and among immigrants

    26 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    More people in Helsinki are living in more cramped conditions than were doing so a year ago, according to figures released today by Statistics Finland. Some 937,000 people living in 227,000 households were defined as living in overcrowded accommodation last year, a figure that remained steady from 2013. However, the number of overcrowded households where the mother tongue is not Finnish, Swedish or Sami has doubled in the last ten years to some 40,000 nationwide and to just over 20,000 in Helsinki. Such homes are more common in the capital than elsewhere in Finland. Of the 534,000 homes in…
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    Samuel Scott

  • How to Use Server Log Analysis for Technical SEO (Moz)

    Samuel Scott
    26 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    My latest Moz essay for my log analytics startup Logz.io is live: It’s ten o’clock. Do you know where your logs are? I’m introducing this guide with a pun on a common public-service announcement that has run on late-night TV news broadcasts in the United States because log analysis is something that is extremely newsworthy and important. If your technical and on-page SEO is poor, then nothing else that you do will matter. Technical SEO is the key to helping search engines to crawl, parse, and index websites and thereby rank them appropriately long before any marketing work begins. The…
  • Stop Thinking About Building Links! (BrightonSEO)

    Samuel Scott
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    BRIGHTON, England — I had the honor of speaking at BrightonSEO last week for log analytics startup logz.io, and it was a pleasure to meet the British digital marketing community for the first time! For those who were not able to attend my talk, I have included my deck and notes below. Stop Thinking About Links — Think About Publicity! from Samuel Scott  Slides 2 through 5 Let me tell you a story. Mason Wartman was a 26-year-old trader on Wall Street in Manhattan. But he was not happy — his dream had always been to run a pizza parlor. He saw the success of $1-a-slice places in New York…
  • How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy (SEMrush)

    Samuel Scott
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently gave a webinar at SEMrush for my new log analytics startup Logz.io on how to integrate traditional and online marketing to unify one’s brand messaging. My presentation and notes are below — I hope people will find it interesting! How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy Online from Samuel Scott Slide number and commentary: 3. One thing I’ve often seen is that marketing agencies and departments operate inefficiently. Sometimes they divide “traditional” and “online” marketing — which is a bad idea — and other times they put “SEO,” “social media,” “PR,” and…
  • Learn About Branding at My SEMrush Webinar

    Samuel Scott
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    On Wednesday, I will give a webinar at SEMrush for the new web analytics startup Logz.io on how to communicate the same branding on all of your channels and content. I hope to see you there! Samuel Scott will discuss how to create and use traditional branding strategy in the context of modern digital and online channels. The webinar will address tactics including: How to write effective messaging and positioning to communicate a brand’s unique value proposition and product differentiation How to apply that branding to one’s content and targeted marketing audiences How to use the branding…
  • The Marketing Department of the Future

    Samuel Scott
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    My latest essay is now on Moz: After leaving the porn website, I held various positions at global agencies before working now as a digital marketing and communications consultant. Today, based on the problems that I have seen and the fallacies that I have encountered, I wanted to propose a strategy to Mozzers on how marketing departments and agencies should structure themselves in light of the need to integrate traditional and Internet marketing today. Read the rest here! Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe to my rss feed and follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+!
 
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • The Coming Kingdom (Part 37)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church We began scrutinizing New Testament texts that "kingdom now" theologians employ in an attempt to argue that the kingdom is a present reality in order to show that none of these passages teach a present form of the kingdom. We have examined the typical texts... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • A Dispensational View of the Christian Life (Part 6)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Dr. Steve Spurlin Cornerstone Bible Church As we continue to look at the Dispensational view of the Christian life, we are pleased to be able to begin to look at the more positive side of the issue. That is not to say that the content of the teaching doesn't have negative aspects, but the outcome... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Rapture (Part 29)

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    15 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Dr. Andy Woods Sugar Land Bible Church My previous articles commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. We then... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Economist: Force Everyone to Have a Government-Controlled Bank Account

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    (INFOWARS)—A former Bank of England economist has called for a total ban on cash and its replacement with credit accounts controlled directly by governments.In a column for the London Telegraph, fund manager Jim Leaviss all but advocates economic fascism as a means of enabling authorities to... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Vatican Officially Recognizes "State of Palestine"

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Robert Spencer Jihad Watch There is no "State of Palestine" at this time. This is part of the ongoing pressure upon Israel to create one. Creating one will be a great victory for the global jihad force, as a "State of Palestine" will inevitably be a new jihad base for renewed attacks against what... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline

  • Music Box Acquires Pablo Larrain’s ‘The Club’ For North America

    alirjaafar
    27 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s The Club, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Funny Balloons is handing world sales. The film is Larrain's follow-up feature to the Oscar nominated No, which starred Gael Garcia Bernal. The Club features a number of Larrain regulars, including Alfredo Castro, the star of  the director’s Tony Manero . Guillermo Calderon, Daniel Villalobos and Larraín wrote…
  • Viacom Renews Distribution Agreement With Mediacom

    David Lieberman
    27 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    This will catch the eye of Viacom investors who fear that additional distributors will follow the lead of some relatively small operators that have dropped the entertainment company’s channels. Suddenlink and others that have done so say that Viacom’s price demands  are too high for services including Nickelodeon, MTV, and VH1 whose ratings have declined. This morning’s announcement about Viacom’s renewal with Mediacom is light on specifics about the deal, including how…
  • FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On US Corruption Charges

    Ross A. Lincoln
    27 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    1st UPDATE, Wednesday, 04.30 AM- FIFA reps have confirmed that a planned congress and presidential election scheduled for this Friday will still go ahead, as will the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively. The rep also made clear that controversial FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who has not been implicated in the arrest of six top FIFA officials this morning in a Swiss hotel, will not be stepping down ahead of Friday’s election, which he had widely…
  • ‘Grace And Frankie’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

    Denise Petski
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Comedy series Grace And Frankie has gotten a second season on Netflix. It will debut in 2016. The news was revealed tonight on an FYC panel at the Pacific Design Center that included series co-creators and executive producers Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, along with series stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen. “Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” said Kauffman, series co-creator and exec producer, “because two and a half weeks after we…
  • ‘League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ To Be Rebooted By Fox

    Ross A. Lincoln
    26 May 2015 | 7:49 pm
    20th Century Fox is taking another stab at turning Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen into a film franchise, it was reported today. The studio is producing a new film based on the influential graphic novel series, to be overseen by Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly, and produced by John Davis of Davis Entertainment. The graphic novel series was previously adapted to film by Fox in 2003. That movie debuted at number 2 behind the first Pirates…
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    Todays World News

  • EU vote ban on migrants: 1.5m foreigners in Britain barred from in-out referendum

    Dαn J
    24 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    MOST European Union migrants living in Britain will be barred from voting in the in-out referendum. By Alison Little PUBLISHED: 00:01, Mon, May 25, 2015 See full article here.http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579698/EU-Britain-ban-migrants-referendumGETTYDavid Cameron will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker todayThe move, revealed today, will exclude an estimated 1.5 million people from taking part in the crunch vote.It answers a fear raised by the UK Independence Party and others that letting European migrants cast ballots could skew the result in favour of Britain staying in.David Cameron has…
  • “Threat of 3rd World War Real” – Billionaire Soros Warns Currency War With China Could Go Hot

    Dαn J
    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Full article here. http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2015/05/threat-of-3rd-world-war-real-billionaire-soros-warns-currency-war-with-china-could-go-hot-2490318.htmlEditor’s Note: Behind the saber rattling here, is the very real importance of the acceptance of China as a major economic player who must be recognized officially and given credibility along with the American, Anglo, European and Japanese partners to avoid an alignment with Russia, and the BRICS nations that would undermine the Western world. China basically has two dance partners, and sees the promise of a better…
  • Big Terror is Back to Saudi Arabia

    Dαn J
    24 May 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Big Terror is Back to Saudi ArabiaFirst appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/05/24/big-terror-is-back-to-saudi-arabia/A terrorist attack in the village of El-Kadih near the Shia enclave of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, when a suicide bomber detonated himself in a local mosque during the Friday prayers resulted in 20 people killed and more than 70 injured, and has marked a new chapter in the country’s modern history. The Kingdom has never witnessed such a large scale attack, even during the period of 2003-2006, when Al Qaeda made its infamous strikes in Jeddah and…
  • US has Launched a New Assault Against Russia, Russian Embassy Attack: Terrorism Or Act of War?

    Dαn J
    24 May 2015 | 9:48 pm
      TND Guest Contributor:  Petr Lvov |Read the full Article here.  http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/05/us-has-launched-a-new-assault-against-russia-3159994.htmlIf someone had the impression that the visit of Secretary of State John Kerry to the town of Sochi, followed by negotiations with Victoria Nuland, his deputy in Moscow, could be regarded as first steps in the direction of normalization of US-Russian relations, they would be deeply mistaken. In short, Washington, particularly the Obama administration, is trying to solve its problems at the expense or rather…
  • Despite support from their president, Egypt's Christians are attacked by their neighbors

    Dαn J
    24 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Despite support from their president, Egypt's Christians are attacked by their neighborsRead the full article here.http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/despite-support-from-their-president-egypts-christians-are-attacked-by-their-neighbors-60096/Christians are attacked by their neighbors St. Teresa parish in Assiut, Egypt, attacked by Muslim Brotherhood members in August, 2013. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.By Matt Hadro  Cairo, Egypt, May 21, 2015 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Egypt’s Christians continue to face worrisome persecution, despite the words and actions of its president…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Queen's speech 2015: the experts respond

    Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting, Essex Business School at University of Essex
    27 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    She speaks. Russell Boyce/POOL/EPAParliament has officially opened and the Queen’s speech has been delivered. The speech – written by prime minister David Cameron – outlined an ambitious policy agenda for the coming year. From the so-called “snoopers' charter”, to city deals for a “northern powerhouse”, our experts are on hand to explain what it all means. Income tax Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting at University of Essex The Queen’s speech included promises of legislation to ensure that people working 30 hours a week on the national minimum wage do not pay income tax. It…
  • Could better tests have predicted the rare circumstances of the Germanwings crash? Probably not

    Norman A Paradis, Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth College
    27 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    There are limits to what tests can predict. Airplane image via www.shutterstock.com.When people do terrible things, it seems reasonable to believe we should have taken steps to identify them beforehand. If we can do that, then surely we can prevent them from doing harm. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in March, which appears to have been an intentional act, is an example. It shocks us (and understandably so) when a trusted professional harms those who have entrusted their lives to him or her. So why not identify pilots at risk and take steps to prevent similar events from ever occurring…
  • How to reform the EU? Win over François Hollande and Angela Merkel

    Andrew Glencross, Lecturer in Politics at University of Stirling
    27 May 2015 | 4:52 am
    Just the two of us. EPA/Soeren StacheEU reform is proceeding apace – but it seems David Cameron didn’t get the memo. The reform deal suddenly doing the rounds in Brussels is a Franco-German package to foster tighter co-operation within the eurozone, and Britain’s fingerprints are noticeably absent from it. The significance of the proposed changes is open to question as what is being circulated consists mostly of discussion papers that will form the basis for an EU summit in Latvia on June 25. Nevertheless, this development perfectly illustrates the way the EU works today – and it…
  • Thriving market for dwindling IP addresses is a good commercial reason to finally adopt IPv6

    Tim Chown, Lecturer at University of Southampton
    27 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    You can hold off for now, but IPv6, like change, is inevitable. IP by Grasko/shutterstock.comThe Internet Protocol (IP) has been phenomenally successful. From an experiment in the 1970s, it has evolved to an internet spanning the globe, connecting billions of users. IP underpins the enormous success that is the World Wide Web – and its ubiquity has led to the convergence a wide range of technologies upon it, including digital phone calls made using Voice-over-IP (VoIP). But IP isn’t just successful, it’s valuable too. IP requires computers attached to the network to have an IP address.
  • FIFA meeting begins with a bang as arrests put corruption top of the agenda

    Daniel Hough, Professor of Politics at University of Sussex
    27 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday's FIFA press conference gets ready to roll. Ennio Leanza/EPAFIFA’s annual meetings are normally formulaic affairs where everything happens to plan: grand speeches are held, pats on the back are summarily dished out and, most importantly, Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s president, gets what he wants. This year’s annual congress, currently taking place in Zurich, looks like being altogether different. Early on Wednesday morning several members of FIFA’s powerful executive committee were taken from their lodgings, the salubrious Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, and…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • New Survey Finds Increasing Experimentation by Publishers and Libraries With Open Access Books

    Gary Price
    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    From Publishers Communication Group (PCG): Publishers and libraries are increasingly experimenting with Open Access (OA) books, according to a new survey by industry advisors, Publishers Communication Group (PCG). Books published under the so-called “author-pays,” Gold Open Access model with no paywall for readers are expected to slowly grow in importance, with funding derived from a variety of sources including library budgets, the study reported. Following on from PCG’s 2014 survey into library adoption and funding of OA journals, the Open Access Monographs Survey sought input from…
  • Massachusetts: Audit Faults Security at Boston Public Library

    Gary Price
    27 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    From The Boston Globe: The Boston Public Library, where two valuable pieces of artwork disappeared, inadequately protects its special collections from theft, haphazardly stores some of its most valuable items, and does not keep a complete inventory of its prized objects, according to a city-commissioned audit obtained by The Boston Globe. “Current estimates for holdings are [in most categories] guesses made many years ago that have been adjusted with newer guesses along the way,” according to the audit of the library’s operations and finances by Chrysalis Management. The assessment was…
  • Roundup: 32 Public Library News Reports From the U.S. and Canada

    Gary Price
    26 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Here’s a new roundup featuring a selection of public library news reports published in the past ten days. Alberta A Food Truck for the Brain! Edmonton Public Library Releases Video Commercial for EPL2Go Edmonton: EPL sees explosion of digital content and e-Usage (via GlobalNews.ca) Arizona Pima County: County libraries to remain open for time being as board orders study (via Tucson Local Media) Pima County leaders continue to discuss future of county libraries (via KVOA) Arkansas Fayetteville Public Library looking for ways to get out of debt Tuesday (via KHBS/KHOG) Small-Town Libraries…
  • New Article: Ebook Availability and Usage in Japan’s Public Libraries

    Gary Price
    26 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    From The Japan News: Despite the increasingly widespread readership of electronic books, e-book loan services at libraries show no signs of catching on. [Clip] Nevertheless, there are only 30 digital libraries in the nation, according to research by the Japan Library Association, although there are varying definitions of what constitutes a digital library. This means that of the 3,244 public libraries nationwide in fiscal 2014, only about 1 percent offer e-book services. Likewise, less than 2 percent of local governments — 1,718 in April 2014 — provide such services. A key reason these…
  • News Roundup

    Gary Price
    26 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    1. Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Hires Mark Kuyper as New Executive Director 2. UK: Publishers win landmark case against ebook pirates (via Google Cache Version of Financial Times) ||| Announcement from Publishers Association 3. Open-access publisher sacks 31 editors amid fierce row over independence (via Science) 4. Five more Canadian academic institutions select OCLC WorldShare Management Services 5. A new look for the ProQuest Statistical Abstract databases coming June 1 6. Audiobook Titles from Hachette and Simon & Schuster Coming to hoopla A. hoopla/Hachette Announcement B.
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Selection of Statistical Software for Solving Big Data Problems

    fulltextreports
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selection of Statistical Software for Solving Big Data Problems Source: Sage Open The need for analysts with expertise in big data software is becoming more apparent in today’s society. Unfortunately, the demand for these analysts far exceeds the number available. A potential way to combat this shortage is to identify the software taught in colleges […]
  • The changing nature of jobs – World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    fulltextreports
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The changing nature of jobs – World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 Source: International Labour Organization From press release: Only one quarter of workers worldwide is estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO) finds that, among […]
  • Reinventing life sciences: How emerging ecosystems fuel innovation

    fulltextreports
    26 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Reinventing life sciences: How emerging ecosystems fuel innovation Source: Oxford Economics (IBM Center for Business Value) This research paper from IBM’s Institute for Business Value and the University of California at San Diego is based on a survey conducted in late 2014 by Oxford Economics for the IBV. Leveraging the insights of 750 executives in […]
  • Norton Rose Fulbright releases 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

    fulltextreports
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Norton Rose Fulbright releases 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey Source: Norton Rose Fulbright Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright today released its 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. This year’s survey is the 11th overall and the most extensive in its history, polling more than 800 corporate counsel representing companies across 26 countries on disputes-related issues […]
  • Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty

    fulltextreports
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty (PDF) Source: White House Small towns and rural communities are home to millions of Americans, are a vibrant part of our nation’s economy, and include some of the most beautiful landmarks in the country. Rural America provides the vast majority of food, energy, and environmental benefits for the […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Grandmont-Rosedale rolls out welcome mat for new home buyers

    Guest Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    by Maureen McDonald, Neighborhood News Hub Latawn Crocker lives in Southfield, works in Detroit and hungers to come back and live in the city. With that in mind, he and his family came to the 10th Grandmont-Rosedale open house in search of a new home on the city’s northwest side. “Both my wife and I were raised in the city and we love it here,” Crocker said. “We prefer an already finished house.” The Crockers joined nearly 500 home shoppers who rode chartered buses to see 15 homes on display. Some were rehabbed by the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp. (GRDC). Others…
  • Talk about making an entrance — pop-up Detroit shops show their best side for Mackinac Conference

    Karen Dybis
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    To use the parlance of today’s teens, Detroit’s small businesses knew how to bring it to the Mackinac Policy Conference. They brought pins. They brought literature. They brought pin-up girls dressed in patriotic garb who passed out the pins and literature. It was a greeting like no other. The brains behind it all? The marketing maverick known as Rachel Lutz, who is bringing her Peacock Room and its friends to Mackinac Island. Want to know how to get noticed in the best possible way among all of these muckety-mucks? Bring some Retro Girls with you to greet everyone when they get off of…
  • Think the Mackinac Policy Conference is for ‘elite’ types? Not with Detroit Unspun there

    Karen Dybis
    26 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    Here’s a word that should annoy, bug, irritate, vex and otherwise make any normal Michigan resident more than a little irked: An “elite” conference. I saw that word this morning as I was prepping to drive up to the Mackinac Policy Conference, and it got my solidly middle-class blood boiling. Granted, with limited space and a sizable price tag, getting into the Mackinac Policy Conference is an effort for any individual. There’s a price to pay to be part of the greater conversation about Michigan, its current issues and its future. But it is a price that a person of any status can pay.
  • Detroit Unspun to cover Mackinac Policy Conference

    Marge Sorge
    26 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Detroit’s resurgence and how to make sure it keeps moving ahead will be front and center when 1,600 representatives of Michigan’s political and business groups meet at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island this week. Our Karen Dybis will there to bring you the latest news. This year’s conference, held at the Grand Hotel, has three key themes: Talent, with a special emphasis on skilled trades Urban revitalization trends Cohesion centered around more regional thinking and collaboration on policy topics that creates “One Michigan Voice.”…
  • CCS student’s work is official Detroit Grand Prix poster

    M Lapham
    24 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    College for Creative Studies student Mary McClain of Livonia is excited about this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix … not just because of the fast cars zooming around Belle Isle but because her work was chosen as the official poster of this year’s race. Mary McClain of Livonia shows off her winning poster The 22-year-old’s poster shows a father and son watching cars race around the iconic Scott Fountain with Belle Isle’s nature blending with the Detroit skyline. “It’s really an honor to win this competition,” said McLain. “There were a lot of great…
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    BitShare

  • Portlandia, Hell On Wheels, Garfunkel and Oats

    26 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Apparently AMC has this website confused with a file sharing service, as I received a copyright infringement takedown notice. I thought it was a bit comical, and wanted to share the notice with our readers who may have never seen a takedown notice before. I guess you could say the TV shows below are pretty popular for AMC, being these are the ones being illegally shared the most which they want taken down. Unfortunately for companies like AMC, they will need a better approach to this in the near future as more and more decentralized networks become popular where a centralized service can’t…
  • Take six minutes and learn a thing or two about Bitcoin

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Bitcoin Properly published a new video about bitcoin, discussing the revolutionary nature of bitcoin and block chain technology. The video is akin to the famous We Use Coins video, but updated, and in a bit more in depth without being overly technical.  In this video, it’s explained that “the technology behind crypto currencies such as Bitcoin will inevitably and radically change the role of traditional trusted parties such as banks, accountants, notaries, and governments.”
  • How one teen is trying to help solve child deaths from hot cars

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    You see it in the news all too often during the summer months. “Child left in hot car, and dies from heat stroke,” or some variation of that. I bet in a lot of cases, it’s just a parent with too much on their mind and well, a tragedy happens. One teen thought, how can this issue be solved? It happens every year, there must be something technology can do, right? That is what high school teen Alissa Chavez thought to accomplish, when she invented a prototype called The Hot Seat. It’s an ingenious idea that I hope comes to fruition, as it looks like it could save a lot…
  • The telephone has changed dramatically since it was invented, see how here

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The telephone. You see a touch screen device, that you can carry in your pocket that not only is a phone, but a calculator, a way to get on the internet, a text messaging hub, it has games, and probably any other app you can think of. But just go back twenty years, and most of this was just a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye. All kidding aside, the telephone has advanced more than you can imagine. From starting out with two cans and a string to experiment with sound traveling from one point to another, to what we have now, it’s amazing how much technology has advanced over the years. …
  • Verizon FiOS customer posts video that proves they throttle Netflix

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    It’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience. Verizon states it’s not their fault, but Netflix is to blame. Netflix says it’s not them, it’s Verizon. Well now, someone has finally done the right thing in this day in age - and posted a video to YouTube with the proof. And in the end, it appears…
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    SWNS

  • Butterfly boy – Two-year-old boy with a genetic condition nicknamed the Butterfly Disease has such delicate skin that he can’t wear shoes

    SWNS Reporter
    27 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    A two-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition nicknamed the Butterfly Disease has such delicate skin that he can’t even wear a pair of SHOES. Brave Jackson Rochford is left with painful blisters and his fragile flesh tears whenever he changes clothes or feels the slighest touch. The tot can’t wear jeans or any rough materials because they make his skin peel and chafe. And his condition is so bad that he can’t wear any shoes so has to be carried by his mum Kerry, 34, whenever they go outside. Little Jackson suffers from the rare genetic condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB)…
  • Window leaner – Shocking pictures from Scotland show window cleaner balancing on a narrow ledge with NO safety equipment

    SWNS Reporter
    27 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    The window cleaner can be seen on the ledge, in Glasgow (Ross Parry / SWNS) These shocking pictures show a window cleaner balancing on a top floor ledge — without ANY safety equipment. The man appears to use only his left hand to cling on to the outside of a third floor flat while wiping the windows with his other hand. Witnesses said he left the property through the window before carrying out the dangerous task, branding him “fearless” but “stupid”. Barry McLauchlan, 22, who was working on the opposite side of Caird Drive, Glasgow, recorded the terrifying moment…
  • Daredevil becomes world’s first CLOUD SURFER – dangling from a helicopter on a SNOWBOARD

    SWNS Reporter
    27 May 2015 | 3:07 am
    This amazing video shows the world’s first ‘cloud surfer‘ – a daredevil dangling from a helicopter on a SNOWBOARD. The incredible footage sees stuntman Adrian ‘Wildman’ Cenni swooping through the skies – surfing clouds not waves. He is filmed being swept up to 6,000 feet to glide over the horizon at 80mph under the stunning sunshine. Adrian – suspended from a chopper on wires – then moves his board gracefully over white fluffy clouds. The movie, which was completed just a few weeks ago, was created by video sharing company Shareability.
  • Underwhelmed Scottish man finds out he’s won £8 million on the Lottery…. and says ‘LOVELY’ before erupting into ecstatic laughter

    SWNS Reporter
    26 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    A man who scooped nearly £8million in the lottery made an unfazed phone call to report he had the lucky ticket — and said it was “lovely”. http://swns.com/wp-content/uploads/SWLOTTO.mp4 Philip Dunning, 44, was calm when he called up the National Lottery, before joking that he was “shaking like a leaf”. The former shift-manager at a food processing factory ended up quitting his job of 15 years because of the win. But when Philip first called to claim the whopping £7,864,529, he proved to be remarkably relaxed about hitting the big time. An audio transcript of…
  • Britain’s oldest groundsman offers life savings to save local football club from closure

    SWNS Reporter
    26 May 2015 | 2:38 am
    Britain’s oldest groundsman is offering his life savings to try and save the club he has dedicated 40 years to – after a council rent increase left them on the brink of folding. Terry Anderson (SWNS) Devoted Terry Henderson, 76, spends 12 hours a week looking after the pitch at lowly Hallen FC, despite walking with the aid of sticks. He regularly drives the tractor to cut the grass and lives in a mobile home next to the rural ground outside Bristol. But the 66-year-old club fears they will have to fold after the local parish council suddenly increased their annual rent from…
 
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  • Melba Moore Returns to the Stage with ‘Forever Moore’

    Qwest7
    27 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    *Melba Moore has returned to the stage with a new look at her famed career. According to The Huffington Post, the 69-year-old Tony Award-winning singer-actress was the center of attention Friday (May 22) and Saturday (May 23) with “Forever Moore.” The show, which took place at the Manhattan nightspot 54, highlighted a retrospective of Moore’s […]
  • 77-Year-Old Champion Sprinter Inspires Others While ‘Working Towards the World Record’

    Qwest7
    27 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    *As a champion sprinter with a serious competitive streak, Rose Green is a true example of never being too old to conquer. The Prince George’s County competitive runner, who turned 77 on Sunday (May 24), has made an impressive impact among those in her age group, with winning medals in the 200 meters and the […]
  • Homeless Black Man (Samuel Arrington) in L.A. Brutalized by LAPD on Video Sues

    jasmynecannick
    27 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    Family of Homeless Venice Man Brutalized and Tased on Video by LAPD Announces Lawsuit *LOS ANGELES, CA – On May 19 outside of LAPD headquarters attorney Nazareth Haysbert announced a federal civil rights lawsuit against 14 Los Angeles police officers involved in the brutal videotaped arrest of his client Samuel Arrington, 52, in Venice last […]
  • AFFRM Membership Campaign Continues with 12-Hour Filmmaker Twitter Rebel-A-Thon Today

    EurPublisher
    27 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    *Los Angeles, CA – For the second consecutive year, African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) will unite 40+ black feature filmmakers to interact with film lovers and raise awareness for AFFRM’s 2015 Rebel membership drive. Utilizing the #ARRAY hashtag, filmmakers will tweet in a 12-hour long conversation to further and foster varied voices and visions […]
  • L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival Comes to Ivy Substation (Danny Glover News Too!)

    Brainuser1
    27 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    *Fresh off of their successful 2015 festival, themed: “Solo But Not Alone,” the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) brings encore performances to Culver City for one very special night on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. The venue will be the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. The show will […]
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    Evening Express

  • Trader ‘tried to rig key HSBC rate’

    Press Association
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    A “greedy” City trader tried to involve his “cheeky young graduate” stepbrother in an attempt to rig a key interest rate, a court has heard. Tom Hayes, 35, encouraged Peter O’Leary to buy a “few drinks” for his colleague at HSBC in an effort to influence where the bank set its yen libor rate, jurors […] The post Trader ‘tried to rig key HSBC rate’ appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Danish leader calls June election

    Press Association
    27 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Danish Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has announced that parliamentary elections will be held on June 18. She said the minority government, whose term ends in September, would not resign before the election but that it was time for voters to have their say on its policies. “It’s the right time to ask Danes […] The post Danish leader calls June election appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Tribute poem to murdered father

    Press Association
    27 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    The children of a man stabbed alongside his partner and her young daughter have written their own poem in tribute to him. Jed Allen, 21, murdered Philip Howard, 44, as well as his own mother and sister in Didcot, Oxfordshire last weekend. Thames Valley Police released the poem that Mr Howard’s children, who have not […] The post Tribute poem to murdered father appeared first on Evening Express.
  • McManus will relish Ibrox return

    Press Association
    27 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Motherwell defender Stephen McManus has described Ibrox as a “brilliant” place to play football even though booing is the stadium soundtrack he remembers most. The 32-year-old former Celtic skipper is relishing the prospect of the first leg of the Scottish Premiership play-off final against Rangers at a ground where he enjoyed many an Old Firm […] The post McManus will relish Ibrox return appeared first on Evening Express.
  • New iPhone bug can crash your phone with a single text message

    Ewan Cameron
    27 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    A bug in Apple’s iOS has been discovered that can crash an iPhone by sending a single text message containing a certain string of characters. The bug appears to be caused by a glitch in the way Apple’s iOS software displays non-Latin text in notification banners and alerts. When messages are previewed in banners, iOS […] The post New iPhone bug can crash your phone with a single text message appeared first on Evening Express.
 
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  • Leadership Long Beach Hosts IDEA FEST LONG BEACH

    Editor
    26 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Leadership Long Beach will present the second annual IDEA FEST LONG BEACH (IF LB). The festival is a free all-ages event with a focus on education and arts. IF LB will be held at Orizaba Park (1435 Orizaba Avenue) and surrounding businesses from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Read the rest of Leadership Long Beach Hosts IDEA FEST LONG BEACH
  • Councilmember Dee Andrews Announces Write-in Bid For Third Term

    Editor
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews announced Friday that he will seek another term as a write-in candidate in next April’s Municipal Primary Election. Since 1992, Andrews is only the fourth City Councilmember to seek a third term. Read the rest of Councilmember Dee Andrews Announces Write-in Bid For Third Term
  • New Jellies Exhibit Now Open at Aquarium of the Pacific

    Editor
    26 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Indonesian Sea Nettle ~ Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific They have no heart, brain, or lungs and have existed on our planet since before the time of the dinosaurs. The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to delve into the mysterious world of sea jellies through the new Jellies exhibits. Often referred to as “jellyfish,” sea jellies are actually invertebrates, or animals without backbones. Some species of sea jellies can indicate if ocean water is clean while others indicate if it is polluted. They’re made up of 95 percent water and are delicate, but some jellies wield a…
  • Community Invited to Share Thoughts at Mental Health Forum Tonight

    Editor
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The community is invited to share their thoughts and help shape a new mental health initiative designed to provide collaborative, whole-person care in Long Beach. The “Health Neighborhood Initiative” forum is scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at American Gold Star Manor, 3021 N Gold Star Dr., and is sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health America, Long Beach Building Healthy Communities, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and the California Endowment.Read the rest of Community Invited to Share…
  • Memorial Day

    Editor
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. To all of our service members and veterans, we thank you for your service.
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    26 May 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Migrants wait to be be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on their boat on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia, last week. Pic: AP. Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bengal. U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Tuesday that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. More than 3,500 migrants have already landed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand this month, but thousands more are believed to…
  • Johnny Depp could face 10 years in jail for bringing dogs into Australia

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    26 May 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Johnny Depp. Pic: AP. Australian officials say Johnny Depp could face 10 years behind bars or a AUS$340,000 (US$264,000) fine for smuggling his dogs into the country. The Hollywood star brought the two Yorkshire terriers – Pistol and Boo – into Australia on a private jet earlier this month. When their presence in the country was revealed on Facebook Australia’s Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce ordered that they be flown back to the US or be put down. He had this to say at the time: “If we start letting movie stars even though they’ve been the ‘sexiest man alive’ twice…
  • Roads melt in India as heatwave death toll tops 1,000

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    26 May 2015 | 8:42 pm
    An Indian man takes bath under the tap of a water tanker on a hot day in Ahmadabad, India. Pic: AP. More than 1,000 people have died in India in recent weeks that has seen temperatures approach 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). The heat is so intense in some areas that roads have begun to melt. Temperatures, which are expected to drop later this week, have soared since mid-April. Officials said Tuesday that the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have been hit the hardest. More than 550 people have died from the unrelenting heat in Andhra Pradesh since May 13, state Deputy…
  • UN official: Nepal quake victims need shelter before rains

    AP News
    26 May 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Nepalese people, whose homes was damaged in the April 25 earthquake, construct a temporary shelter made out of galvanized sheet in Bhaktapur. Pic: AP. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official who just returned from Nepal says the top priority now is finding temporary housing for hundreds of thousands of people before monsoon rains begin. The rainy season in South Asia runs from June through September and Magdy Martinez-Soliman, assistant administrator of the U.N. Development Program, said “it’s a daunting task” to protect half a million families from the monsoons and…
  • Cambodian court acquits Ukraine lawmaker of rape

    AP News
    26 May 2015 | 4:18 am
    Pic: AP. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has acquitted a senior Ukrainian lawmaker of rape in a case he says was cooked up by political opponents. Phnom Penh Municipal Court says Mykola Kniazhytsky is not guilty of raping a teenage woman in 2011. The case drew a brief flurry of media interest in Ukraine after Interpol issued a red notice seeking the lawmaker’s arrest back in March. Kniazhytsky, a fierce critic of Moscow who chairs the Ukrainian parliament’s culture and faith committee, says he wasn’t in Cambodia on the day of the alleged assault and accuses…
 
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    Asia Travels

  • Tashkent-Samarkand

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Hello everyone! As your little virtual travel guide, I am going to share one of the coolest tour packages to beautiful Samarkand with you today. Traveling is always great but the process itself is not without diffilculties. So having a good guide acoompany you is something very important for your perfect adventures.  In order to […]
  • Virtual Tour to Samarkand

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    They source, from which I got the video, says that the city of Samarkand is the same age as ancient Rome! This also explains how much of history the city carries. Chinese people have such saying “Bai wen bu ru yi jian”, which means “Hearing a hundred times is no better than seeing once”. So, […]
  • Treasure of Uzbekistan

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    People in foreign countries may not have heard about Uzbekistan and not have any idea about their culture, but believe me, almost %90 of those “unfamiliar-with-Uzbekistan” people, definitely do know about this famous city of Samarkand! This is the real treasure of the country. This is the very place, which was home for the world’s […]
  • Asian Beauty Queen

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Beautiful, wonderful, majestic, enchanting, … What else can I say about this land of greatest people of history, starting from scientists, writers, poets and scholars! This country takes my breath away every time I look at it! Uzbekistan – the pearl of Central Asia, the beloved of not only its citizens, but also a lot […]
  • Asian “Great Canyon”

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Here is  another model of American wonder in Kyrgyzstan – the Great Kyrgyz Canyon! It is not as huge as the one in the United States. However, the beauty of it can definitely be compared in that level! Konorchak canyons are located in the north side of a country and it takes about three to five […]
 
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  • DEMOCRACY QUESTIONED

    mgopin
    6 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
                        Democracy is short-lived without an enlightened electorate, an enlightened electorate cannot be achieved without an effective education for enlightenment, and an effective education for enlightenment has yet to be developed. The most dangerous thing to the history of democracies is not taking fools seriously. This is the fruit of their labor and one day it may deprive us of a home.
  • A YOUNG MUSLIM AMERICAN COUPLE WHO NEVER SAW THEIR WEDDING PICTURES

    mgopin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
                        The couple from Chapel Hill never saw a photo, From their wedding, Because it just arrived, Upon their murder. So if you want young people to die, shot in the head, in a grave, keep yourselves polarized, keep fighting for your side. Keep up with proxy wars, And real wars. But if you have a tendency, Upon the death of the young, To feel a little sick, To see through sleepless eyes, Their love, As they gaze into each others’ eyes, For the last time, If their religion, if…
  • THE ONE STATE

    mgopin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:57 pm
                         Perhaps the one state of Israel and Palestine already exists, Perhaps already for half a century. It is there perhaps, Without justice without peace, As blind as a bat, As we all are. The delusional declaration of an American democracy, Preceded the reality of citizens of color, By two centuries. The ideal precedes the real, Kills those who dare to see, Until one day it appears, Like a Monet, As the shadows of darkness, Are driven away, By the Light.
  • IN SEARCH OF FATHER PAOLO, INSIDE SYRIA’S GHOSTS

    mgopin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
                        Depression is the call of the dead, It is the enchanted entrance to the grave. The dead have just as much claim on us as the living. Why do the living have a greater claim? Why is there a greater purpose here than with them? Conquer death, By joining those you failed to save. Crawl out! Crawl out, From this graveyard of consciousness. There is no comfort here, There is no eternal rest, There is nothing. The most meaningless and transient embrace, Surpasses the illusion of…
  • Fringes

    mgopin
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
                        The political fringe loves the “other” political fringe, The one they are fighting, Because the more “fringy” the other becomes, The stronger it makes each fringe, The more each fringe becomes the center, And from there to complete war, Which is the only space they feel safe, A world clearly divided into us and them, with a clear purpose, To fight. Only solidarity defeats this. The more solidarity the more the fringes are defeated, The less solidarity…
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    Newser

  • Taliban We Traded for Bergdahl Can Soon Travel

    27 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders who were held in US detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday. Under terms...
  • Relax: Planets Aligning Won't Cause 'Big One' Tomorrow

    Arden Dier
    27 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    On the off chance you're given to believing every sky-is-falling theory you run across on Facebook, the one about a planetary alignment triggering a massive earthquake this week is absolute nonsense. Gizmodo traces the latest to a video from a guy named Frank in the Netherlands—under the name of...
  • Study IDs Number of Drinks 'Beyond the Safe Level'

    Arden Dier
    27 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    The elderly might want to lay off the alcohol, based on a new study that describes the serious consequences of just one or two drinks per day. Harvard Medical School researchers surveyed 4,466 people with an average age of 76 who also underwent heart scans, and found minimal alcohol...
  • World Soccer Execs Arrested on US Orders

    Rob Quinn
    27 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    If there were a World Cup for tackling corruption in soccer, the US would now be the runaway favorite to win it. At least six officials from FIFA, soccer's world governing body, were arrested in a surprise overnight raid at a hotel in Zurich, where they had gathered for their...
  • Among the 11 Missing in Texas: Family Torn From Dad

    27 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    Authorities say a third body has been pulled from the Blanco River that crested three times above flood stage during relentless storms in Central Texas. That brings to 13 the number of people killed by the holiday weekend storms in Texas; another four were killed in Oklahoma, reports the AP...
 
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  • Miami Police Officer arrested for stealing gas ! (Video)

    Admin
    20 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    A Miami-Dade Police Officer has been arrested after he was caught on video stealing gas from a county site intended for police cruisers only and then filling up his wife's car. Officers are allowed to fill their squad cars no charge, but this offer doesn't come with a friends and family discount. According to the State Attorney's Office and Miami-Dade officials, Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel at County Fuel Site #17. Police said this fuel station is where Lugo got a lot of his gas (we now why!). Police from Lugo's department began watching…
  • Bike-Surfing (Video)

    Admin
    19 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Riding a motorcycle with ‘no-hands’ is difficult enough. But these extreme bikers take this concept to the next level. They ride their motorcycles like a surfboard! Videographer ScottDW had the opportunity to work with a group of motorcycle surfers and captured their amazing tricks as they traveled up to 50 mph! Dangerously high speeds. Don’t try this.  
  • Plane makes emergency landing after passenger stunk up the toilet

    Admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Passengers of a British Airways flight were left stranded for 15 hours after someone stunk up the toilet after takeoff. The flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow Airport in London, England, leaving passengers stranded for 15 hours because someone made the toilet really smelly, a spokesperson for British Airways said. The flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had just arrived to Brussels, Belgium, when the plane's pilot made the strange announcement. Passengers were told that the smell had become too unbearable about half an hour into the seven-hour flight. Passengers said that they…
  • Lion Opens Car Door In Safari!

    Admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Joshua Sutherland‘s sisters were visiting their parents in South Africa and went for a car ride of a life time. The family found a pride of lions and slowly pulled up next to them to get a better view. One lioness decided to check them out and eventually figured out how to open the car door with her mouth. The girls screamed and quickly closed the door. It was only then that they all realized out loud “you’re supposed to lock the door.”
  • Young woman who dressed as man exposed after her mustache fell off while robbing old man! (Video)

    Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    A woman who dressed as a man, was busted while attempting to withdraw money from an old man’s bank account. The 27-year-old woman who posed as the old man’s male friend, tried to withdraw money from his account, but was busted when her fake mustache began peeling off her face. Police said that Kayleigh Mendonca of Leominster, Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man with the mustache, a big coat, large gloves and big glasses. She borrowed her 65-year-old friend's truck and drove up to the bank’s window to withdraw $500 from his account.  The 65-year-old victim was identified as…
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    Capital News

  • Trust in Kenyatta declines, First Lady’s rises

    JUDIE KABERIA
    27 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    In December, 67 percent of Kenyans had trust in President Kenyatta while in the latest poll only 48 percent have trust in him/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trust among Kenyans has declined in the latest opinion poll by IPSOS, compared to December last year. In December, 67 percent of Kenyans had trust in President Kenyatta while in the latest poll only 48 percent have trust in him. However, he is still the most trusted government official in the Jubilee Administration according to the poll. His deputy William Ruto whose trust has also declined from 63 to…
  • Senate cuts additional share in revenue stalemate to Sh3.3b

    Jane Goin
    27 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    The office intervened in a bid to end the standoff which if not resolved will cripple the activities of the County and National Governments/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Senate has bowed to pressure and agreed to reduce its proposed additional allocation to the Division of Revenue Bill from Sh7.7 billion to Sh3.3 billion as proposed by the Parliamentary Budget Office. The office intervened in a bid to end the standoff which if not resolved will cripple the activities of the County and National Governments as they will not be able to access the required funds. The Senate Finance and…
  • MCAs accuse 3 institutions of stifling oversight role

    Jane Goin
    27 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    Under the umbrella of the County Assemblies Forum (CAF), the MCAs urged the Senate to intervene in the determination of budget ceilings/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – Members of the County Assemblies are accusing the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Controller of Budget (COB) for being a stumbling block in their capability to conduct their functions. Under the umbrella of the County Assemblies Forum (CAF), the MCAs urged the Senate to intervene in the determination of budget ceilings as the proposals by CRA were limiting their…
  • Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    27 May 2015 | 12:56 am
    Indians cool themselves in a dam after heatwave claimed over 1000 lives/AFPINDIA, May 27 – More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to heed official advice to stay indoors. Roads have melted in New Delhi, where forecasters said they expected the high temperatures to continue into next week — adding to the misery of thousands…
  • Greenpeace calls for probe into DR Congo wood trade

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    27 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    Deforestation taking place due to logging/AFPKINSHASA, May 27 – Greenpeace on Tuesday called on the United States, Europe and China to launch probes into companies selling lumber from the Democratic Republic of Congo where illegal logging is damaging the country’s forests. “Authorities must use every route open to them, including human rights and labour laws as well as conventions… to stop illegal and destructive trade,” the environmental group said in a new report on the timber trade in the resource-rich country. The report is the result of a two-year Greenpeace…
 
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    News by the Hour!

  • Lara Fortez Oshiomole Steps Out As Edo States First Lady.

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Lara Oshiomole (The Cape Verdean beauty) joined her husband, the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole to participate in the annual 10kilometers Okpekpe road race on Saturday morning.See pictures below showing her first duties as first lady of the state.More when you Continue >> >>
  • Dele Momodu Celebrates 55 years Birthday

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Dele Momodu, the publisher of Ovation and Politician turned 55 years old today. He had a quite celebration with his wife, sons and a couple of friends.See more pictures after the cut...More when you Continue >> >>
  • Bomb Blast In Damaturu

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The popular Bayan Tasha market/ motor park in Damaturu Yobe state was attacked by a suicide bomber believed to be about 10 years old.  This happened around 11am today. Eyewitnesses confirmed that the girl tried gaining access into the park but was stopped by the security men stationed at the entrance who subjects anyone coming into the park to proper search.The bomb strapped under her hijab was detonated while the girl was being searched; killing her, a security officer and three others and leaving those close by injured.
  • Boko Haram Recaptures The Town Of Marte, Borno State

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zannah Mustapha, confirmed the recapture of Marte town by Boko Haram. He alleged that 600 women and girls had been dispatched by the terrorists, as suicide bombers, with the aim of causing multiple explosions in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.More when you Continue >> >>
  • Three Unidentified Women Kidnapped In Ekiti State By Unknown Gunmen.

    Olatunde Olumide
    16 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    There women were kidnapped with their husbands and unspecified number of children along Igbole-igbosin road while travelling in a Toyota Rav 4 Sports utility vehicle to Ibadan, Oyo state, for a wedding.The kidnappers are reported to have later dropped the men and the children while the women were driven away in the car after collecting phones and other valuables from the victims.More when you Continue >> >>
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  • Fifa meeting begins with a bang as arrests put corruption top of the agenda

    The Conversation
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Fifa’s annual meetings are normally formulaic affairs where everything happens to plan: grand speeches are held, pats on the back are summarily dished out and, most importantly, Sepp Blatter, Fifa’s president, gets what he wants. This year’s annual congress, currently taking place in Zurich, looks like being altogether different. Early on Wednesday morning several members of Fifa’s powerful executive committee were taken from their lodgings, the salubrious Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, and arrested with a view to being extradited to the US on corruption charges. Blatter was…
  • Queen’s Speech 2015: Referendum on EU but no repeal of Human Rights Act

    Descrier Staff
    27 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    A referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017 is among a number of new laws proposed in the Conservative’s Queen’s Speech. The 26-bill package unveiled with the usual pomp and ceremony ahead of the state opening of parliament also included commitments on child care, a block on tax rises, and further devolution for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England. However, Downing Street has delayed plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights, and instead committed to only publish proposals on such a bill. Other key proposals laid out in the speech include:…
  • Fifa corruption: Six football officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

    Descrier Staff
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    Six senior Fifa executives have been arrested on corruption charges at an early morning raid at the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. The suspects, which are reported to include a Fifa vice-president, have been been detained on the request of US authorities for allegedly taking bribes totalling $100m (£65m) over the last two decades, according to a statement by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ). Fifa’s Zurich headquarters were also raided by police, and documents seized. Those arrested await extradition to the US to face corruption charges after it was…
  • Charter Communications to buy Time Warner Cable for $78.7bn

    Descrier Staff
    26 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    US cable operator Charter Communications has agreed to buy competitor Time Warner Cable in a deal worth $78.7bn (£52bn). The takeover would combine the second and fourth largest cable providers in the US to create a single firm, which will supply broadband services and technology to 23.9 million customers across 41 states. Despite the merging of the two companies, US market leader Comcast will retain its position as the biggest cable operator with 27 million subscribers across the US. Soon after the announcement, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement: “The FCC reviews every…
  • Banker accused of “greed” and “dishonesty on an enormous scale”

    Descrier Staff
    26 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    A former city trader has been accused of being “greedy” and “dishonest” for his alleged manipulation of Libor interest rates. Former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes, 35, was arrested in June 2013 and is on trial on eight counts of conspiracy to defraud between 2006 and 2010. Hayes is accused of being the “ringmaster” of a group of traders that manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), an interest rate used by banks around the globe to set the price of financial products. Libor currently underpins approximately $350 trillion (£227 trillion)…
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  • Infrastructure Investment: The Case of the U.K.

    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Over the next decade and a half , the United Kingdom will pour hundreds of billions of dollars into transport, and other infrastructure projects. One of the country’s top experts in the field says good planning, and strong political are critical to success.
  • $1.1 Billion in Debt Relief for Chad

    7 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Mauricio Villafuerte, IMF Mission Chief for Chad says the country has made some remarkable economic reforms since 2010, paving the way for US$1.1 billion in debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa’s Latest Economic Outlook

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    IMF’s Céline Allard says sub-Saharan Africa is set for another year of solid performance despite declining commodities, with a projected growth rate of 4.5 percent for 2015.
  • Jakkie Cilliers on Fragile States

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    More Than 1 billion people live in countries affected by fragility. Fragile states are often confronted with political instability or conflict, inadequate public services, and lack of economic opportunities.
  • Uneven Global Economic Growth for 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The International Monetary Fund expects the world’s economy to expand by 3.5 percent this year, but the economic picture differs across the world. The impact of the global financial crisis are still being felt.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • BSP female executive named “2014 Best HR Practitioner”

    26 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Bank South Pacific (BSP) executive Hari Rabura was named the "Best HR Practitioner 2014" by the Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute (PNGHRI)Ms Rabura, is the bank's Deputy General Manager Human Resource. She is the first female employee to reach executive management level at BSP, and is among only a few Papua New Guineans to make their way up to the top management. Ms Rabura joined BSP as a graduate trainee in 2001 and moved up the ladder, left BSP in 2006 to advance her career with various companies and returned in 2014, and was subsequently   appointed to her current role in…
  • Raped backpacker begged to die

    26 May 2015 | 6:57 pm
    The girlfriend of Hotel Hell torturer Alfio Granata, Jennifer Peaston (pictured with her lawyer) was herself a victim. Source: News Corp AustraliaA DUTCH backpacker held captive by a Melbourne man who brutally raped and assaulted her pleaded to be allowed to die on the last day of her ordeal.As the 21-year-old victim cut herself in the hotel room she felt she could not leave, Alfio Anthony Granata panicked and called an ambulance, bringing to an end six weeks of violent abuse.The victim sustained 54 separate injuries as a result of the prolonged attack in November and December 2012.Her nose…
  • Prime Minister O'Neill : Human Resource Capacity Building is a Priority for the Nation

    26 May 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, said strengthening human resources in Papua New Guinea is one of the most important challenges faced today and everyone in the country needs to play a part.He made the comments while awards to leading Papua New Guinean organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to developing the human resource capacity of the nation.The awards were presented on the opening day of the 2015 Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute (PNGHRI) National Congress in Port Moresby."Our nation in a period of true transition and it is absolutely vital we get…
  • Construction of Modern Highway in the Solomon lslands to commence

    26 May 2015 | 6:07 pm
    THE construction of modern highway road will commence soon following the signing of an exchange of note between the government of Japan and Solomon Islands at the Prime Minister and Cabinet conference room yesterday.Called ‘Upgrading of Kukum Highway’ it was signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Japanese Chard d’ Affairs His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya and chief representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) Shigeru Sugiyama.The components of the project include upgrading of Kukum Highway from the City Council Roundabout to the Ministry of…
  • PNG Education Secretary Dr. Michael Tapo sacked

    26 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    The NEC  has sacked Education Secretary Dr. Michael Tapo.  The NEC took consideration of  the Education Department's failure in distributing the TFF (Tuition Fee Free) on time as well as issues in sorting out  large  number of claims amounting to millions of Kina  lodged by service providers to the department and terminated Tapo's contract.A new Education Secretary will be announced next week by NEC. Meanwhile Dr. Tapo said, it is the prerogative decision of the current government and he accepts the decision made on his termination. He hopes  NEC will decide…
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  • The Borg of the Middle East

    Michael J. Totten
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    My latest piece, about the fall of Palmyra to ISIS, appears in City Journal. Here's the first part. ISIS has conquered Syria’s spectacular Roman Empire city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site long known affectionately as the “bride of the desert,” and in all likelihood is gearing up to demolish it. We know this because they’ve done it before. ISIS used hammers, bulldozers, and explosives to destroy the ancient Iraqi cities of Hatra and Nimrud near Mosul, and they did it on video. “These ruins that are behind me,” said an ISIS vandal on YouTube, “they are idols and statues…
  • China's Unprecedented Investment Offensive in Latin America

    Juan de Onis
    26 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    While President Obama spars with Democratic critics over fast-track authority to promote free trade in China’s Pacific rim, the Chinese have unleashed an unprecedented investment offensive in South America, Uncle Sam’s erstwhile backyard. The Chinese Communist leaders say they are not seeking to influence political affairs in the region, but the investments they promise are on a scale that will shape the future global relations of Latin America. When China is on the move, big things happen without delays. The Chinese courtship of the region has been developing for several years, during…
  • Continuing Executions in North Korea

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    General Hyon Yong Chol, North Korea’s defense minister, was executed at a military academy near Pyongyang “around” April 30th, at least according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Some analysts contend the NIS report is implausible, but, whether it is accurate or not, there has been an evident acceleration in the pace of executions. The deaths suggest to others that the Kim family regime is no longer stable. There are experts who believe Hyon is still alive. He was featured in a documentary aired by North Korean state media on May 14th. Normally, the airing would be…
  • Germany Must Lead in Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Nothing could be more unlike the Russo-Ukrainian war in the Donbas than Munich’s remarkably well-ordered condition. The desperate desire of Germans to look away from the death and destruction beyond their eastern border makes sense: War is too disruptive of their near-perfect orderliness to be thinkable, least of all real. Unfortunately for them, Germany has no choice but to play the role of Europe’s “well-meaning hegemon.” The European Union needs leadership, and, as distasteful as seizing the initiative may be to most Germans, who associate hegemony with the disaster of Nazism and…
  • The Rush for Moldovan Citizenship

    Elisabeth Braw
    21 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Moldova is not the kind of country people move to. In fact, at a recent conference on global demographics at the University of Oxford, a CIS expert pointed to the small republic between Romania and Ukraine as a particular concern, pointing out that it’s been hemorrhaging population to Russia for more than a decade. What’s a country to do when residents decide they don’t want to live there? But, a high-ranking European diplomat tells me, in the past 18 months 74,000 people have applied for Moldovan citizenship. That’s not 74,000 births; it’s 74,000 foreigners who’ve decided they…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • SEIS And EIS Tax Breaks Compared

    Farid Shojaei
    6 May 2015 | 9:57 pm
    New investors looking at staking some cash in tax efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) can win some great tax breaks. However, the two schemes have some big differences even though EIS is the bigger brother of the SEIS. To help investors compare the two, here are some key points common to both schemes: Employees and assets EIS – Companies are allowed up to 250 employees and assets on the balance sheet of up to £15 million SEIS – Companies must not have more than 25 employees or assets worth more than £200,000 Investment EIS –…
  • IFS Singapore, Qatar, Hong Kong and Beyond

    Mostafa Moradi
    6 May 2015 | 9:54 pm
    As Asia continues to become a burgeoning global economic force, led by China, thousands of expats are being attracted to the region. The industrial revolution of China and Far East Asia has now clicked into a higher gear, and job opportunities for skilled westerners are plentiful. Now it’s no secret that if you want to attract the best, you have to put together the most attractive package – which includes a great salary. So what you have currently in the Middle East, and Asia in particular, is a trend of expatriates with inflated incomes but little guidance on how to best utilise the…
  • Osborne Drops SEIS Tax Incentive Rule Changes

    Hossein Soltani
    1 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Only a few days after announcing changes to Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) rules, Chancellor George Osborne has dropped them from the new Finance Bill going through Parliament. Osborne flagged the changes in his Budget 2015 speech on March 18, but has pulled them from the bill because MPs are running out of time in the House before leaving to campaign for the upcoming election. The government also expects to have to be granted state aid approval for the proposals by the European Commission. Consultation but no changes The government was changing SEIS, Enterprise Investment Scheme…
  • Skydive Dubai: The Story So Far

    Ali Shahsavandi
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    Skydive Dubai is now regarded as one of the premier sky diving locations in the world. Adrenaline junkies and thrillseekers from the world over flock to the UAE’s ambitious young emirate to experience one of the most visually stunning skydive experiences out there, and Skydive Dubai continues to go from strength to strength in a manner which embodies everything Dubai is about. It was H.E Nasser El Neyadi who, with the blessing and co-operation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Crown Prince of Dubai, launched Skydive Dubai in 2010. And in a…
  • Guernsey QROPS Locked Out Of Flexible Access

    Ali Shahsavandi
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Guernsey Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) experts are warning some retirement savers with money in closed schemes may have problems with new flexible access rules starting in April. The rules allow pension savers to spend some or all the money in their funds – drawing the first 25% tax-free and then paying income tax on the balance. Guernsey QROPS providers say they are receiving inquiries from pension savers about how they can draw their cash under the flexible access rules. The only QROPS jurisdictions that have confirmed that flexible access will be allowed are…
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  • Turkish cleric warns of pregnant paws in paradise via self-pleasure

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    26 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    The founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, once famously said, "There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam." Perhaps the exclamation point at the...
  • Aussie hard line on Islamic jihadists, possible implementation of Sharia Law

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Long known as not only as victims of Islamist terrorism, Australia has a history of taking the fight to the jihadists. Both at the federal level as well as on the grassroots, Aussies are taking firm but controversial separate stances...
  • Russia rising; tiny Finland preps 1 million strong standing army

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    What may come as a surprise to many Americans is that there really was a nation that once defeated the much feared Soviet Union's dreaded Red Army. And what may come as an additional unknown fact is that...
  • FLOTUS floats new taxpayer funded workout video

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Not since Barack Obama's leaked footage of his Pee Wee Herman-esque struggles with 5-pound hand weights at a Warsaw, Poland hotel gym has a video featuring a member of the Obama family caused such a stir...
  • Turkish singing sensation shot in the head, listed in critical condition (video)

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    A 19-year-old Turkish teenager from a Islamic fundamentalist region of her country is listed in critical condition after an assassination attempt on her life. As reported by both NBC News and Great Britain's BBC news service...
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    Infoline News

  • ICC wants to destroy Pakistan cricket: Miandad

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    KARACHI:- Legendary cricketer Javed Miandad said that ICC wants to destroy Pakistan cricket. Talking to media Minadad criticised ICC and said they want to destroy cricket in Pakistan. He said only a cricketer who has played for the country can save it. Javed said that political interference have damaged Pakistan cricket more than any other. It is pertinent to mention here that ICC has refused to send its officials to Pakistan for the series against Zimbabwe.
  • Pakistan to see 4.1% growth this year

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Monday an agreement on next year’s budget which will ensure continuation of tight fiscal policies that have already started hurting the economic growth. The mission chief announced 4.1% growth for this fiscal year, which is precisely 1% less than the official target. Both sides also agreed to further lower this year’s tax target despite the government imposed 5 mini budgets. IMF also allowed Pakistan to spend Rs 130 billion on security-related expenditures over and above normal expenditure. Further, the finance…
  • PTI to hold protest against MQM insulting remarks

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    ISLAMABAD – Women wings of Pakistan the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab and other provinces have announced to hold protest demonstration in front of press clubs in their respective tehsils and districts against abusive langue used by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, on Wednesday. It should be mentioned that the PTI central leadership has given the call for countrywide strike and demonstrations in the wake of derogatory language used by Altaf regarding activities of party’s women wings and female workers. The PTI spokesperson, women wings of Punjab and other provinces will…
  • FESCO issues shutdown programme

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company here on Tuesday, power supply from Faisalabad Road and Barala feeders emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station, Jaranwala Road feeder originating from 132-KV Scarp Colony grid station and Susan Road feeder emanating from 132-KV OTP grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while Johal and F-4 feeders originating from 132-KV Bandala grid station, Sakhi Abdul…
  • World Cup will be challenging for bowlers: Wasim

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    ISLAMABAD: Wasim Akram Tuesday urged fast bowlers playing in the World Cup to work on their fitness if they want to achieve success. Pacemen from the sub-continent need to be extra fit for the 43-day event to adjust to the pitches in Australia and New Zealand, he added. In the 1992 edition of the tournament with the same co-hosts as this year, a young and pacy Akram created havoc in the English ranks in the final. He picked up figures of three for 49 and also pocketed the Man-of-the-Match award at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pakistan won the final by 22 runs, the International Cricket…
 
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    International Relations Online

  • American University School of International Service Graduates its First Class of International Relations Online Students

    International Relations Online Staff
    14 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Washington, D.C. – May 13, 2015 – American University’s School of International Service (SIS) celebrated the graduation of its inaugural IR Online cohort on Sunday, May 10. Over the course of their program, the ten graduates were based in countries across the globe including Afghanistan, Belgium, Cambodia, Egypt, and Qatar. Seven of them joined together on American University’s Washington, D.C. campus to participate in graduation ceremonies alongside the School’s more than 600 on-campus graduates. IR Online launched in May 2013, making SIS the first top-ten ranked school of…
  • Student Spotlight: Zoë Treuer

    John Sinden
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Joining the Foreign Service is a career opportunity of a lifetime. It involves promoting peace, supporting prosperity, and protecting US citizens while advancing the interests of the US abroad. The work that Foreign Service Officers do impacts the world—while also providing an opportunity to explore and experience different cultures and customs around the world. International Relations Online (IR Online) student Zoë Treuer recently began the Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer orientation class, at the end of which she will begin area studies and language training for her first…
  • American University Launches Online Master of International Service (MIS) Offering

    John Sinden
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Washington, D.C.– January 21, 2015 – American University’s School of International Service (SIS), the largest school of international relations in the United States, today announced a new online executive degree track, Master of International Service (MIS), designed for skilled professionals working in international relations fields around the world. Offered online in partnership with 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of online education solutions for top-tier nonprofit colleges and universities, the executive track provides international relations professionals with the…
  • Mentoring Resources for Veteran and Military Students

    John Sinden
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    By Brent Adams Are you a military member considering our International Relations Online program, or a student who wants to learn more about your military students? As the liaison to the growing military community here at AU, I’m here to tell you all about the resources available to you. But first, here’s a look at my background. For the last eight years, I served in the U.S. Navy on active duty, deployed on the USS Enterprise, and spent time on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and shore commands throughout the world. For the past two years, I served in the Navy reserves doing staff…
  • Diplomatic Crossroads: A look at U.S.-Ecuador Relations

    John Sinden
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    By W. Alejandro Sanchez For almost a decade, U.S.-Ecuador relations have either been in a downward spiral or a tense standoff, and new diplomatic initiatives as well as sharing the same currency are factors that may lead to a strain in U.S.-Ecuador relations. This does not mean that the U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson’s trip to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is not symbolically important. Recent initiatives, including the Deputy Secretary’s visit, show that mending the strained political and economic relationship between the…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Classmate, FTD agree to pay $11 MN for the settlement of deceptive ads and billing practices

    Christy Gren
    27 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    Classmate, FTD agree to pay $11 MN for the settlement of deceptive ads and billing practices A social-networking website- Classmate Inc. and floral-delivery services-Florists’ Transworld Delivery have agreed to pay around $455,000 to Ohioans, and a part of an $11 MN payment to 22 states, including Illinois, to settle charges, which both the companies that were engaged in deceptive ads and billing practices. The settlement was with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 21 state attorney general that were involved in a case, where the companies allegedly provided customers’ financial…
  • Reynolds American gets approval from FTC to buy Rival Lorillard

    Carrie Ann
    27 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Reynolds American gets approval from FTC to buy Rival Lorillard On Tuesday, Reynolds American, one of the biggest cigarette makers won U.S antitrust to buy smaller portion of rival Lorillard with a contract, which would merge the No. 2 and No. 3 U.S. cigarette companies. The Federal Trade Commission stated that it would allow the mergers to go forward on a condition that the cigarette companies sell four cigarette brands, including Kool, Winston, Maverick and Salem, and it will be purchased by Imperial Tobacco. In July, 2014, Reynolds American, which makes Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes, said…
  • Hormel acquires organic meat producer Applegate for $775M

    Anna Domanska
    27 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Applegate has about 100 employees and anticipates sales of nearly $340 million this year. Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corp on Tuesday said it would buy organic and natural meat processor Applegate Farms LLC for about $775 million to cater to consumers who increasingly prefer natural and organic foods in their diet. The deal is expected to close in two months. Applegate is been considered a great deal because of its specializing in natural and organic products. The company, backed by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital who owns a minority stake, had first hit the auction block…
  • Microsoft to bring Office to more Android tablets, partners with 20 more Android device manufacturers

    Anna Domanska
    27 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    Microsoft to bring Office to more Android tablets, partners with 20 more Android device manufacturers Microsoft announced that it has signed partnerships with 20 new hardware partners that will see some of the company’s apps and service being included on their Android tablets. The announcement follows similar deal that was announced in March, when Samsung, Dell, and others signed on with Microsoft to preinstall a wide range of its apps. The Redmond-based companyis now expanding the partnership to more companies and more products. The group of 20 new global and regional partners includes LG,…
  • EMC Corp. is acquiring Bethesda’s Virtustream Inc. For $1.2 Billion

    Carrie Ann
    27 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    Virtustream will restructure a new managed cloud-based services business at EMC.  EMC Corp. announced a deal in a news release that it is acquiring Bethesda, Maryland-based Virtustream Inc., a six-year-old Infrastructure-as-a-Service, which will append to the Hopkinton, Mass., storage giant’s offerings in managed cloud computing. The deal is valued at $1.2 billion, in cash. EMC’s stock shares were raised, before share market’s open. EMC Corp. has been helping its corporate clients move all business applications to cloud services, and or else get the benefits of cloud computing services…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Robert De Niro opens Asia’s 1st Nobu Hotel in Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    19 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Robert de Niro and his business partners formally opened Asia's first Nobu Hotel in Manila on Monday as the luxury brand gears up for global expansion.
  • The Fuss About Ginger, Tumeric and Turcumin

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 May 2015 | 3:04 pm
    I took two capsules of Turcumin and rallied "Here's to my Health!" I felt warmer during the first five minutes and that's exactly how one feels everytime you take a capsule or two and that effect means it's already working inside your system. It's not juice, salabat or ale - it's powdered tumeric cure of ginger inside a 500mg capsule.
  • Powerbank Plus Bluetooth Mic and Speaker

    Raffy Pekson II
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    With PowerPlay2, you can have the convenience of carrying power to keep your devices going wherever you go. It’s the ultimate accessory for all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices. A compact and light-weight design allows you to place your speaker wherever you want – up to 33 feet away from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Wirelessly stream your music library from you iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphone or laptop loud and clear, without earphones.
  • Experience Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge First With Globe

    Raffy Pekson II
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Globe Telecom is giving its customers first dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as it welcomes the arrival of Samsung’s latest devices in select Globe stores starting Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • PAL Starts New York Flights Today

    Raffy Pekson II
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Philippine Airlines (PAL) is all set to begin its much-awaited maiden voyage to New York City today, March 15, 2015. This flight is scheduled four times a week with a stopover at Vancouver, BC.
 
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  • Will Cyber Security Companies shift their Headquarters out of US?

    Sabari Selvan
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Until now nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons considered to be a Weapon of Mass Destruction(WMD). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that deals with issues involving national security and high technology, is proposing to classify cyber security tools as weapons of War in an attempt to control the distribution.The tools used for extraction of data or information, from a computer or network-capable device, or the modification of system or user data, will come under this law and is being classified as Intrusion…
  • Beware of emails with subject titles like ‘Internship’ ‘My Resume’

    Pratibha Rawal
    26 May 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Beware of emails with a subject like: ‘Any Jobs?’, ‘Any openings’, ‘Internship’, ‘Internship questions’, ‘Job questions’ and ‘My Resume’ as researchers have discovered a new strain of point-of-sale (POS) malware being used in a spam campaign. The attachment, which said to be a ‘protected document’, looks like a resume but is actually a Word document with an embedded malicious macro, the researchers said.The researchers FireEye Inc, a U.S. based security company which provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats,…
  • Security and Privacy flaw in UC Browser leaks personally identifiable information

    Pratibha Rawal
    25 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    A visual summary of privacy and security issues presented by UC Browser. PC: Citizen LabA report has shown that a security and privacy flaw in a popular mobile web browser in India and China - Transmits users' personal and other information without encryption. The report titled “A Chatty Squirrel: An Analysis of Privacy and Security Issues with UC Browser” has revealed that Chinese and English-language versions of UC Browser for Android, a mobile web browser which is owned by a China-based company Alibaba.com, allows any network operator or in-path actor on the network to get the user’s…
  • Information of 4,000 students shared in accidental data breach

    Dhruv Paliwal
    24 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The personal information of 4,000 students who use the bus transportation system was put at risk by CPS, after they mistakenly sent out their personal information to five vendors who were seeking to do business with the district.The 4,000 students who have been affected are a subset of 22,500 students who use the bus transportation system.After learning of the data breach, the authorities have quickly taken measures to avoid a problem and have written confirmations from all vendors that all the sensitive information has been successfully dispose off.The affected students and parents have also…
  • Bettys Tea Rooms firm’s website hacked

    Nandita Jha
    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Bettys Tea Rooms  firm’s website was hacked on Wednesday, affecting more than 120,000 customers.In a statement released by the company, they apologized, and blamed "industry-wide software weakness" for the data breach.The hackers gained access to the firm’s website database, and stole the personal details of the customers which includes their names, email addresses, postal addresses, encrypted passwords and telephone numbers."We would like to stress that your credit or debit card details have not been copied as this information is stored on a completely separate system managed by…
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  • GRANGE HILL ACTOR TERRY SUE-PATT FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME AGED 50

    bayloric
    22 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
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  • Why we should stop the talk of MAYWEATHER VS ROUSEY NOW!!

    bayloric
    22 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Despite the constant reminders from the mainstream media about the personal life of the highest paid sportstar in the world boxer Floyd Mayweather and his connection to domestic violence, the media continue to talk about a “Fantasy Matchup” with the best female fighter from another code of martial arts #UFC Ronda Rousey. Recently Ronda when approached about this fantasy matchup continued the hype by saying “The only way I would fight Floyd was if we were dating” which was having a swipe at the unbeaten boxer’s domestic case with his then partner who he allegedly…
  • BaylorIC TV Boxing LIVE CANELO vs KIRKLAND

    bayloric
    8 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Filed under: America, Boxing, Combat News, Fight news, General, Lifestyle, Newspapers, Sports, sports news, Video blog, Video Blogs, Video news, videos, youtube Tagged: Anthony joshua Vs, Austin Trout vs, BaylorIC Boxing Channel, Boxing, Boxing May 2015, Boxing May 9th, Boxing Media, boxing news, BOXING VIDEOS, Bradley Skeete, Breaking News, breaking sports news, Canelo vs Kirkland, Combat Sports, Fight News, Frank Buglioni, General, Ingram Jones Boxing Blog, NEWS, Ricky Burns vs, sports, World Boxing
  • BaylorIC TV Boxing Channel LIVE Show TONIGHT!

    bayloric
    8 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    For the first time we will be streaming LIVE to all of our subscribers, followers and loyal supporters via YOUTUBE. We have streamed before but it has always been rather last minute. Tonight we will be broadcasting from 8pm. There is no need to go anywhere you can watch it via this blog or go straight to the youtube channel and watch the stream. Even if you are not a boxing fan, drop in and leave a comment on the youtube comment section. Join others if you are a fan and have your say.. we are expecting a good crowd of fans and there is much to talk about.  Anthony Joshua, James Degale, Ricky…
  • Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Rematch?? Let’s hope not

    bayloric
    6 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Floyd Mayweather has agreed to face Manny Pacquiao in a rematch, despite the fact Manny will not be able to fight again until 2016 due to a shoulder injury sustained reportedly before the first fight. Despite being soundly outpointed by the unbeaten Mayweather, there is for some unknown reason a demand for a rematch!  Filed under: America, Boxing, Combat Sports, General, Latest Boxing News, Mayweather Pacquiao, Sports, sports news, videos Tagged: floyd mayweather vs manny pacquiao, Mayweather Pacquaio 2, Mayweather Pacquiao 2016, Mayweather Pacquiao Full Fight, Mayweather Pacquiao Rematch,…
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Continuing Executions in North Korea

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    General Hyon Yong Chol, North Korea’s defense minister, was executed at a military academy near Pyongyang “around” April 30th, at least according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Some analysts contend the NIS report is implausible, but, whether it is accurate or not, there has been an evident acceleration in the pace of executions. The deaths suggest to others that the Kim family regime is no longer stable. There are experts who believe Hyon is still alive. He was featured in a documentary aired by North Korean state media on May 14th. Normally, the airing would be…
  • North Korea's Black Market: Big Enough to Force Reforms?

    Gordon G. Chang
    14 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    There is a property boom in Pyongyang, the capital of the destitute Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The boom, in turn, has created an impetus for economic reform. Apartment prices have skyrocketed 30-fold since the turn of century. The most expensive unit now goes for about a quarter of a million dollars, a large sum in a country where official wages are not even $2 a month. That, at first glance, is amazing, especially because all property—including every single housing unit in the country—is owned by the state. As Richard Lloyd Parry of the Australian explains, owners—if they…
  • China Creates Adversaries With South China Sea Reclamations

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Beijing’s exchange of allegations with Manila over the South China Sea became increasingly nasty this week when the Chinese Foreign Ministry, on May 5th, accused the Philippines of “malicious hyping and provocation.” China accused its island neighbor of illegally seizing its possessions in that body of water. China claims almost all the islands, shoals, rocks, and reefs there as sovereign territory. Beijing’s undiplomatic language accompanies its contention that the Philippines and other nations had, by building facilities, violated the nonbinding Declaration on the Conduct of Parties…
  • China Goes After ‘Economic Fugitives' in America

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    On April 22nd, Xinhua News Agency reported that China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a wanted list of 100 individuals—77 men and 23 women—accused of corruption. Beijing is trying to get foreign governments to cooperate with its efforts to apprehend the suspects. Of the 100 listed, 40 are believed to be in the US, and Beijing also maintains that in total there are more than 150 “economic fugitives” now in America.  Chinese law enforcement officials have had some success in obtaining American assistance. Washington’s collaboration, however, raises…
  • North Korea Looks for a New Friend, India

    Gordon G. Chang
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    On April 13th, Ri Su Yong met his Indian counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. The trip is thought to be the first time a North Korean foreign minister has visited India. Ri’s mission highlights North Korea’s attempt to isolate China, its only formal military ally, and establish new relationships in Asia and elsewhere. Ri last week discussed his country’s nuclear weapon program and asked for additional humanitarian aid. Yet the topics of conversation were not nearly as important as the fact that the meeting took place at all, not to mention in the Indian…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Borg of the Middle East

    Michael J. Totten
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    My latest piece, about the fall of Palmyra to ISIS, appears in City Journal. Here's the first part. ISIS has conquered Syria’s spectacular Roman Empire city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site long known affectionately as the “bride of the desert,” and in all likelihood is gearing up to demolish it. We know this because they’ve done it before. ISIS used hammers, bulldozers, and explosives to destroy the ancient Iraqi cities of Hatra and Nimrud near Mosul, and they did it on video. “These ruins that are behind me,” said an ISIS vandal on YouTube, “they are idols and statues…
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Takes Off its Mask

    Michael J. Totten
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    ISIS is threatening to kill judges and security personnel in Egypt after a Cairo court sentenced former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi to death while, at the same time, what's left of the Muslim Brotherhood is promising a revolution that “exterminates all the oppressors.” So much for the Muslim Brotherhood being moderate. Human beings are naturally compelled to violently resist violent repression regardless of their ideology, but the Brotherhood's ostensible moderation was always limited to its strategy. Its members largely refrained from violence because they believed a…
  • Egypt's Former President Sentenced to Death

    Michael J. Totten
    16 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has been sentenced to death. His political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, is not half as “moderate” as its apologists claim. One of his last acts as president was appointing a member of Gamaa Islamiya, a terrorist organization responsible for murdering dozens of tourists in 1997, as the governor of Luxor—the very place where those tourists were massacred. Few in the West liked or trusted him, and plenty of Egyptians who voted for him suffered spasms of buyer's remorse, but he was nevertheless the first and only freely elected president in the…
  • The Middle East's Nuclear Arms Race is On

    Michael J. Totten
    14 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    President Barack Obama hoped a nuclear deal with Iran would prevent an arms race in the Persian Gulf region, but the Saudis don't trust what's coming any more than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does, and they're no longer shy about saying so. And they promise to match the levels of enrichment capacity the Iranians get to keep. “Whatever the Iranians have, we will have, too,” said Prince Turki bin Faisal, the New York Times reports. Prince Turki argued that the United States was making a “pivot to Iran” that was ill advised, and that the United States failed to learn from…
  • Raúl Castro’s Papal Publicity Stunt

    Michael J. Totten
    11 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Cuban dictator Raúl Castro flew to the Vatican, met privately with Pope Francis, and says he’s returning to church. “I promise to go to all his Masses, and with satisfaction,” he said after the meeting on television. “I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church. I’m not joking.” Fat chance. The man is 83 years old and has been an atheist and a communist since the Season One premiere of Leave it to Beaver. His regime once outlawed religion entirely and to this day has its boot on the…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Germany Must Lead in Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Nothing could be more unlike the Russo-Ukrainian war in the Donbas than Munich’s remarkably well-ordered condition. The desperate desire of Germans to look away from the death and destruction beyond their eastern border makes sense: War is too disruptive of their near-perfect orderliness to be thinkable, least of all real. Unfortunately for them, Germany has no choice but to play the role of Europe’s “well-meaning hegemon.” The European Union needs leadership, and, as distasteful as seizing the initiative may be to most Germans, who associate hegemony with the disaster of Nazism and…
  • Was Vladimir Putin Born in Georgia?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    19 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    The answer, according to a recent article in Germany’s highly respected Die Zeit, is maybe. “It seems,” writes correspondent Steffen Dobbert, that “there is an unspoken, and unproven, secret that is part of [Vladimir Putin’s] biography”: There are those who are convinced that the Russian president spent the first nine years of his life with a family whose existence he continues to dispute to this day. They also believe he spent the first half of his childhood in Georgia, and not in Russia. They believe that later, as the head of the domestic intelligence agency, Putin changed his…
  • The State of Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    7 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    The following is an interview with Taras Kuzio, a leading expert on Ukraine and post-communist politics. MOTYL: You’ve just completed a tour of the Ukrainian territories adjoining the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its proxies. What are some of your key conclusions? KUZIO: Since the Euromaidan Revolution I’ve made six visits to southeastern Ukraine for research on a book on the Donbas (supported by the US-based Ukrainian Studies Fund). My just-completed visit was to Mariupol and Volnovakha, which is on the road to Donetsk and 20 kilometers from the front line. I have also visited…
  • Soviet-Nazi Collaboration and World War II

    Alexander J. Motyl
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    As May 9th, Victory Day in many post-Soviet states, approaches, decency demands that we celebrate the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Germany and honor the millions of soldiers and civilians who gave their lives to rid the world of the scourge of Nazism. At the same time, if we truly want to honor the dead, we must take heed of the historical lies that the Kremlin, both in its Soviet and post-Soviet hypostases, promotes about the USSR’s relationship with Nazi Germany. For starters, the Moscow-controlled Communist International, and its sidekick, the Communist Party of Germany, made Hitler’s…
  • Funding Ukraine's Recovery

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Ukraine needs 60–100 billion euros in investment in the next 10 years in order to rebuild its economy and reach the GDP level it had in 2013, according to Gunter Deuber, an analyst at Vienna’s Raiffeisen Bank International. One half will have to come from the European Union and the United States; the other half from private investors. The numbers look fantastically large, but they’re not. The United States and the EU have provided Afghanistan with about 100 billion euros worth of aid in the last 10 years, while the USA has invested at least 60–70 billion euros in Iraq. Romania has…
 
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • When Performance Doesn’t Matter

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    One of the most amusing phrases on Wall Street is “smart money.”   This phrase is used to describe the handful of professional investors whose abilities and foresight are thought to be so acute that they spot the big moneymaking opportunities before the average Joe Pro.   The smartest of the “smart money” is thought to be hedge funds.   A look at recent performance suggests that hedge funds are indeed extremely smart money, though not in the way that most people think.   In fact on average, hedge funds are no smarter about picking stocks or other investments than…
  • Making money consistently. A review of the state of the art

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    After a few decades investing in the markets I am coming to realize that to make money in such markets you have to first and foremost think independently and be humble. You have to be an independent thinker because you can’t make money agreeing with the consensus view, which is already embedded in the price. Yet whenever you’re betting against the consensus, there’s a significant probability you’re going to be wrong, so you have to be humble.   Early in my career I learned this lesson the hard way — through some very painful bad bets. The biggest of these mistakes occurred in…
  • Preparing for the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    The post Preparing for the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in India

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The good news is that unlike China, which faces structural change as it shifts from an export-driven to a consumer-driven economy, India’s growth has long been dependent on domestic demand, even as exports have risen. However, its major weakness remains infrastructure, with basic transportation, power grid and irrigation systems lagging behind those of China. In a welcome move, the government plans to increase infrastructure spending by INR1.74 trillion ($38 billion) this year and that is always welcome.   The better news is that unlike China and Brazil, which have witnessed an…
  • Wealth Redistribution & Economic Warfare

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    I am appalled by the level of stupidity coming from both Washington and Main Street rationalizing that if the top 1% of income generating people out there had less, then the remaining 99% would be better off….How far this is from the truth.   Frankly, I believe making the 1% suddenly poorer does not make the 99% suddenly richer. In fact, it just creates an environment that will make the 99% poorer.   This isn’t ancient times where the obscenely rich lord keeps a cellar full of gold while his vassals starve. The wealth of today’s rich is constantly working in the economy.
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  • Actress Nia Long Is Marrying A Spurs Assistant Coach

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    ... The post Actress Nia Long Is Marrying A Spurs Assistant Coach appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: The San Antonio Spurs Have Hired Becky Hammon As The NBA’s First Female Assistant Coach A Cleveland State assistant coach tweeted about being “cheated” in a close loss to Kentucky last night Michigan St. assistant coach acts a fool during team photo at players’ request (pic)
  • Guy In Dallas Was Busted On Video Throwing Molotov Cocktail At A Gas Station

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    27 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    ... The post Guy In Dallas Was Busted On Video Throwing Molotov Cocktail At A Gas Station appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Here’s A Video Of FedEx Employees Throwing Boxes Around Mike Rice: Video of Rutgers Coach Assaulting Players and Throwing Balls At Their Heads Suicide bomber kills 16 at Russian train station
  • Watch This Guy In A Kayak Reel In A HUGE Fish

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    ... The post Watch This Guy In A Kayak Reel In A HUGE Fish appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: The San Francisco Giants And ESPN Gave Away Free Hot Dogs From A Kayak Watch A Small Shark Get Swallowed Whole By Another Huge Fish Watch This Little Kid Get Smacked In The Head By An Angry Fish
  • Watch This Beach Brawl That Went Down On Memorial Day

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    26 May 2015 | 5:27 pm
    ... The post Watch This Beach Brawl That Went Down On Memorial Day appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch As A Go Kart Flip Ignites A Brawl Watch This Guy Get Knocked Out At A Fight On Panama City Beach Watch A Kid That Keeps Messing With NYPD Cops Finally Get Arrested
  • California House For Sale Has Go Kart Track And 650,000-Gallon Swimming Pool

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    ... The post California House For Sale Has Go Kart Track And 650,000-Gallon Swimming Pool appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Have You Ever Wanted To Turn Your Apartment Into A Swimming Pool? These People Did It Chip Kelly Took A Running Dive Into A Swimming Pool ‘Moneyball’ Billy Beane Selling California House With Sweet Pool For $1.895 Million
 
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  • Supreme Court dismisses Omisore’s suit against Aregbesola’s re-election

    Ogbodo
    27 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    The court also dismissed the preliminary objection raised by the respondent as ‘’unmeritorious” and allowed the cross-appeal on admissibility of exhibits earlier tendered before the election tribunal. Recall that Omisore’s counsel, Alex Izinyon (SAN), had in his submission urged the court to set aside the Appeal Court and Election Tribunal’s decisions. Izinyon also urged the court to nullify the outcome of the governorship election, arguing that the election was fraught with irregularities. The post Supreme Court dismisses Omisore’s suit against…
  • Seyi Shay Offers an Apology to her Fan, Debbi Veren over Instagram Drama

    Ogbodo
    27 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    A few days ago Seyi Shay was at the end of some Instagram drama involving a fan who had entered her Instagram competition (click here if you missed it) and now in a bid to apologize Seyi Shay has released a press statement about the situation. She wrote: Darling Debbie, @debbie_veren Please accept our apology for […] …Read More Via:: BELLA NAIJA The post Seyi Shay Offers an Apology to her Fan, Debbi Veren over Instagram Drama appeared first on .
  • Sokoto Govt completes arrangements for swearing-in of Governor-elect Tambuwal

    Ogbodo
    27 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    The Sokoto State committees set up to plan for the swearing-in of the governor-elect, Mallam Aminu Tambuwal come May 29, said that they had completed their assignments . This is s contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Danladi Bako, the chairman of the publicity sub-committee and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Sokoto. The post Sokoto Govt completes arrangements for swearing-in of Governor-elect Tambuwal appeared first on Vanguard News. …Read More Via:: VANGUARD NEWSPAPER The post Sokoto Govt completes arrangements for swearing-in of Governor-elect Tambuwal appeared first…
  • Parliament dismisses ‘incompetent’ Madagascar president

    Ogbodo
    27 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    Madagascar’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence. The Indian Ocean island’s constitutional court will now decide whether the decision on Tuesday night to discharge Rajaonarimampianina can be enacted. The US embassy had pledged support for the president and called on parliament to put the stability of the country first, but the plea fell on deaf ears. The motion was backed by 121 of the 125 lawmakers, who voted, easily clearing the two-thirds majority required. The…
  • First Of Its Kind: Naij.com Presents The Citizen Journalism App Just For You!

    Ogbodo
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Over the years, Nigeria’s biggest online portal (Naij.com) has worked assiduously to deliver accurate, up-to-date and dependable news to millions of Nigerians in and outside of Nigeria. Today, we can boast of over two-and-a-half million fans on Facebook, a 100,000+ followers and fans on Twitter and off course Naij.com is now a one-stop portal for people from all over the world check out latest headlines of Nigerian and international news. In the era of digitalization, Naij.com leads the way for others to follow. Today, we can also boast of making history as our app became the first…
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    News Fever

  • Car Inventory System Project in C++ Documentation

    Muhammad Talha
    9 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1  #Section 1.1  #Section 1.2  #Section 1.3  #Chapter 2  #Section 2.1  #Section 2.2  #Section 2.3  #Chapter 3  #Section 3.1  #Section 3.2  #Section 3.3  # Importence of testingInside the today’s rapidly growing globe with the client wishes to acquire products being applied in addition to updated more quickly when compared with the opposition. Consumer need a lot further for software emits having brand new features being applied in little time frame nevertheless they don’t just like to cooperate with…
  • Why the Letters of Keyboard are In 'QWERTY' form? An interesting reason

    Welby Writers
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    The keyboards are used by almost all of us. It is known as the qwerty keyboard. But have you ever thought that why the keys of a keyboard are not aligned? Why the letters of ABC are not in the arranged form? This is an article where you will find the answer to your questions of how and why the qwerty keyboard came into being. So brace yourself because we are going to take you back when the first ever typewriter was invented.The typewriter was first invented by Remington 1 and he placed the keys of ABC in it straight, one after another. There was a big problem faced by Remington because…
  • 20 Rupees Coin Released by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

    Welby Writers
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    20 Rupees PakistaniThe Government of Pakistan has officially announced that the coin of 20 rupees is manufactured and will be eligible from today onwards. It has been made to honor the long-term and friendly relationship with China and Pakistan!The government of Pakistan has announced the coin of 20 rupees which will be usable from today onwards. This coin is made to honor the long lasting relationship between China and Pakistan.  The front side of this coin is representing the “Islami Jamhuriya Pakistan " while on the back side are carved flags of Pakistan and China. The text "year of…
  • Mohammad Amir Allowed to Play Domestic Cricket

    Welby Writers
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Mohammad AmirFinally, Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani pace bowler, who has been suffering from 5 years ban because of spot-fixing scandal, has been allowed to play domestic cricket by ICC.Mohammad Amir was found by Pakistani team in 2007 when Wasim Akram was on the talent hunt. The pace bowler soon became one of the trendiest bowlers in the cricket world. He was indulged in spot-fixing on Pakistan’s tour of England which was ending on 2nd September. When he was on his trials in the court, he hesitated a bit. But he realized what has he done and admitted his mistake. From there onwards, he was…
  • What if Google Goes down for 5 Minutes?

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Google Went Down!Have you ever wonder what will happen if Google does not work for 5 minutes? What if Google goes down? This is a question that people may ask. We all know that Google is one of the most used things on the internet. Thinking about the server of Google become inoperable for 5 minutes rises a curiosity. We will tell you about what happens when something like this occurs. Do not worry the information is authentic just read on!In 2003, the servers of Google went down for 5 minutes and adverse effects were seen on the internet. It is reported that in these 5 minutes, the traffic of…
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    CANONCLAST

  • Racist Ann Coulter at it again: Tries to stymie Republicans by spewing hate on immigrants

    Addison Sandoval
    26 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Racist columnist and author of “Adios, America,” Ann Coulter recently stated in an interview with liberal anchor, Jorge Ramos, that, “There are cultures that are obviously deficient, such as Mexico’s.” The interview is set to air on Tuesday’s “America with Jorge Ramos” on Fusion. Canonclast believes this is just another of Coulter’s lame attempts to destroy Republican hopeful’s chances at taking back the Presidency in 2016. Coulter defended her misguided stance that Americans “should fear immigrants more than ISIS” stating, “I have a little tip. If you…
  • The ‘Hillary Menace': New petition seeks to prevent Clinton from running for president

    Mindy Astoria
    26 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    The Special Operations Speaks (SOS) PAC, an organization that describes itself as providing education to Americans about threats to the United States, has started a petition to impeach Hillary Clinton. In damning wording the PAC remarked, “The fact is, congressional precedent dictates that all elected officials remain subject to impeachment and disqualification from holding office even after resignation.” It went took things to a higher level saying,“[SOS] is calling on the United States Congress to impeach former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for ‘high crimes and…
  • Trey Gowdy (R) calls foul after disgraced Hillary Clinton releases selected emails on Benghazi

    Christopher Peterson
    22 May 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., was not happy after Hillary Clinton’s lawyers released hand-picked emails relating to Benghazi. If you recall, Clinton wiped her personal email server clean before the hearing committee got a chance to look at it, and only now, is coming forward with information. The documents provided by Clinton’s goons were cleared by high profile lawyers before being made public. Gowdy today issued the following statement after the State Department released the nearly 300 self-selected emails from former Secretary Hillary Clinton, over…
  • The story behind Taylor Swift’s sexy outfits in ‘Bad Blood’

    Jessica Kanter
    21 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    In the newly released “Bad Blood” video, Taylor Swift dons sexy latex outfits that fire up the imagination. In the first scene of the video, Swift, 25, wears an extra small flesh-colored latex dress that retails for $235. The clothes are all borrowed from a Los Angeles speciality adult boutique store with a total retail of over 15,000. As of Thursday, “Bad Blood” has been viewed more than 37 million times. Watch the video and let us know in the comments if you you think the clothes are worth that hefty sum.
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton admits she’s full of it on national television

    Mindy Astoria
    19 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton admits that her previous statements suggesting a “vast right-wing conspiracy” against her husband Bill Clinton, were a fabrication. Hillary first brought up this preposterous idea when she was First Lady of the United States in 1998. While active in defense of her husband, then President Bill Clinton, she fought back allegations of scandal against him during the Lewinsky years by playing the victim card. Hillary noted that Bill’s political enemies were out to “get him” as part of a larger conspiracy whose goal…
 
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  • ‘World needs more leaders like you’, Jim Yong Kim to Narendra Modi

    AGENCIES
    27 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    New Delhi : World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of his government’s one year in power and said the world needs more leaders like him. “Congratulations, @narendramodi, on one year of visionary steps toward ending poverty in #India. The world needs more leaders like you,” Kim said on twitter. In his reply, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude, and said everyone has to work together to make the world a better place. “@JimKim_WBG Thank you so much! All of us have to work together to make our World a…
  • South Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss North Korea nuclear concerns

    PTI
    27 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Seoul: Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul today, seeking a way forward to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons programme. The effort comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear rhetoric, boasting last week of its ability to miniaturise a nuclear warhead to fit on high-precision, long-range rockets. Hwang Joon-kook, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, said today’s dialogue was particularly timely given what he described as an “uncertain and…
  • Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

    PTI
    27 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Gaza city:  Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early today just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt Col Peter Lerner said the airstrikes targeted “four terror infrastructures” in the southern Gaza Strip. The airstrikes were in response to an attack yesterday night in which a rocket was launched at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, Lerner said. The rocket hit an open area in the Lakhish regional council, and no injuries were reported, he said. Sirens wailed…
  • Australia PM Tony Abbott promises ‘full and frank’ debate on gay marriage

    PTI
    27 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Sydney : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today promised a “full and frank” debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform, but said the issue was not a priority for his conservative government. The opposition Labor Party said late yesterday it would bring a private member’s bill before parliament next week which could force a vote on gay marriage later in the year, following Ireland’s successful referendum on the matter. Liberal Party leader Abbott, who has so far refused to hold a referendum on the issue, said procedures related…
  • Rest home inferno kills 38 senior citizens in China

    K J M Varma    
    27 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Buildings were gutted and some have collapsed while frames of destroyed beds and wheelchairs lie scattered around at the site Beijing : A massive fire engulfed a private nursing home for senior citizens in central China, killing at least 38 residents who were charred beyond recognition and raising fresh concerns over safety in such facilities.   The inferno at the privately-owned Kangleyuan Rest Home in Lushan County, Pingdingshan City started last evening, according to a statement issued by the Henan Province publicity office. The six injured, two of whom are in serious condition, have…
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  • Top 10 Times The World Nearly Ended

    top10 contributor
    25 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    But the biggest question is how is life going to end on this planet. There have been many theories and mythologies predicting the end of the world by many renowned astrologers and mathematicians. There have been several times when it was predicted that life was going to end on earth. However, life somehow continued to survive. Here are ten incidents that almost led us to die from a catastrophic event.   10. Bonillo Comet In 1883, Jose Bonilla was looking out of his telescope and saw a celestial event that was potentially disastrous to humans. A comet was breaking up in front of the sun,…
  • Top 10 Biggest Gaming Websites

    top10 contributor
    24 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Here are ten of the biggest gaming sites dedicated to news, reviews, scoops and guides for experts and novices alike. These ten have been ranked based on the number of unique visitors they garner per month.   10. Joystiq Screenshots, reviews, previews, and news brought to with the help of a nice uncluttered interface. The weekly podcast is for those who hate reading. You can get it on iTunes, Zune, and as a MP3. It garners over 2.6 million unique visitors per month.   9. GotGame This gaming website site is one of the best around when it comes to video reviews of video game titles…
  • Top 10 Awkward Places To Have Sex

    top10 contributor
    22 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    What’s the most awkward place you’ve had sex? Are any of these places on your list? Here are ten awkward places many people tried to have sex at.   10. In Your Backyard Experts say getting busy in your backyard is a great way to get all the benefits of having sex outdoors and away from home—without having to worry that you’ll get caught. Plus, you can always pitch a tent so your guy can, um, pitch a tent in private.   9. Park We’ll leave you to your own imagination with this one. Just be courteous and wipe down the equipment that you used for the pleasure.
  • Top 10 Tips For Handling Abuse From Parents

    top10 contributor
    20 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you’re a child or adult that is being physically abused by his/her parents, here are ten tips for handling the abuse:   10. Don’t Pay Attention Yes, seriously! I mean you if you start bothering about so small abuses by your parents you will go on taking more and more stress. So the best way is, Why the hell do you pay attention to them? Just stop thinking about it, ignore it. Keep yourself busy in your other activities, friends, study, books etc which will at least help you in building your future. Don’t pay attention to their small small abuses, consider that they maybe in…
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Books

    top10 contributor
    19 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    How much would you pay for a book? Would you pay anything over $1000? Here is a list of the most expensive books ever soon. The starting price is £ 1,400,000.   10.The Hours and Psalter of Elizabeth de Bohum Price: £ 1,400,000 This book was sold in London in June 21, 1988 in London. The Bohun Psalter and Hours (c.1361-73) is a series of splendidly illuminated devotional books made in a unique way during the second half of the 14th century for the Bohun family, Earls of Hereford. The manuscript contains eight large historiated initials subdivided into four compartments, each with a…
 
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  • Offshore drilling proposed in Belize’s barrier reef

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    26 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. BMG: Conservation groups and individual environmentalists throughout Belize have been against offshore oil exploration ever since the government first proposed the idea. The biggest group protesting the movement today is OCEANA who recently held a national event called ‘hands across the sand’ in which thousands of Belizeans stood in solidarity, saying no to offshore drilling. Unfortunately, all attempts to dissuade the government seem to have been futile because a new proposal has been made which will open most of our country’s marine area to offshore drilling…
  • CDF signs financing for Belize projects

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    26 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has signed to provide financing for multiple projects in Belize including the redeveloping of the Philip Goldson (Northern) Highway and Haulover Bridge and assistance to small and medium-sized business enterprises in Belize totaling $6.5 million. Ambassador Lorne McDonough, the chief executive officer of the CDF, notes that the grant of US$2.3 million (BZ$4.6 million) for the replacement of the bridge and expected widening of the highway ensures that traffic and safety concerns are addressed as well as…
  • Allyson Major seeks damages in firearms case

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    26 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Acquitted of the original charges of keeping firearm and ammunition without a gun license, Allyson Major, Sr., now wants that portion of the 2010 Firearms Act having to do with definition of keeping and owning unlicensed firearms struck out. Major was arrested and charged in April of 2012 over a stolen double barrel shotgun, a 16-gauge shotgun and 16-gauge cartridge ammunition found at a Peter Seco Street residence in Belize City for which five other persons had previously been charged and one had pleaded guilty in court hours earlier. Despite…
  • Shopkeeper charged with drug trafficking

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    26 May 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Thirty-one year old Jermaine Rodriguez, a shopkeeper of 91 Lacroix Boulevard, was charged with 2 counts of drug trafficking when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Rodriguez pled not guilty to the charges. He was offered a bail of $5,000 and his case was adjourned until July 21. On May 21 the police went to Rodriguez residence and when they searched it they found two parcels containing cannabis in a clothes barrel. One parcel had 74 grams while the other had 397 grams.  
  • Four acquitted of firearm charges

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    26 May 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer today acquitted Shane Crawford, Judith Rocke and Rocke’s sons, Gion Bernard and Michael Herrera of keeping firearm and ammunition without a gun license. On April 25, 2012, police went to Rocke’s residence on Castle Street and found a .380 pistol with five rounds in the magazine under a towel on a table. Only Herrera was at home at the time, but all four were charged. In court, Rocke’s attorney, Kareem Musa, objected to the tendering of the firearm into evidence when the serial number on the gun…
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  • ‘War inevitable’ unless US backs down: China state paper

    andyc
    26 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A war between the United States and China is “inevitable” unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt its construction projects in the South China Sea, a Chinese state-owned newspaper warns.
  • Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen: Did Israel just use a neutron bomb on Yemen ?

    andyc
    26 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Israel’s fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday. “This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs,” Secretary General of Yemen’s Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.
  • 10 Tools Needed By Globalists To Finally Get Their One World Government

    andyc
    26 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    We all know that to build a house you need to have the right tools. Not having the right tools makes the difference between success and failure. So, then, what tools might the globalists be using right now to advance their plans for a one world government, the so-called new world order of global enslavement?
  • Police Militarization: Preparation for Economic Collapse, Food Shortages, Civil Unrest and Martial Law

    andyc
    26 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The following is a study I’ve done proving that the active militarization of police dramatically increased after the financial crisis of 2008. The U.S. military’s nationwide Civil Disturbance Operations, Jade Helm and ARSOF Operating Concept are all a cohesive preparation for a forthcoming nationwide economic collapse, civil unrest and martial law due to widespread food ...
  • DOD Admits Supporting ISIS, Buffer Zones In Syria

    andyc
    26 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    While the Western mainstream media and even independent gatekeepers like Noam Chomsky for years spread the lie that any suggestion that the United States and NATO were supporting ISIS was a “conspiracy theory,” recently uncovered and declassified documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency have proven the Western press and the likes of Chomsky wrong and, yet again, the so-called “conspiracy theorists” right.
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  • Top Five European Destinations for Romantic Couples

    xreporter
    26 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    Europe is a dream for couples wanting to spend a few exclusive days. And yet, there is so much to explore and enjoy, it can get a bit confusing. That is why, the list below gives a few destinations that are diverse and offers something different. Florence, Italy Florence, which is tucked amidst the beautiful ... The post Top Five European Destinations for Romantic Couples appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Children and Home Security – Top Tips

    xreporter
    11 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    We all care about how secure our homes are. No one wants to have the experience of someone breaking into their home and stealing our things. It is not just a matter of losing stuff and money. It is about being violated, it is about our homes becoming less than fortresses. Our home needs to ... The post Children and Home Security – Top Tips appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Give the World a Twirl with an Impeccable Resume

    xreporter
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Whether you’re applying for a job abroad just after your masters or switching to a multinational on foreign soil, there’s a basic difference underlying the whole situation that is quite imperative to understand. Your run-of-the-mill domestic resume is of no good to get employed overseas. Yes, you need to build an enticing international resume to ... The post Give the World a Twirl with an Impeccable Resume appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products!

    xreporter
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Yes, you heard that right. Today, Xiaomi announced five new products mentioned below. Xiaomi Product 1: Mi Note for Ladies Yes, this one is exactly for females only! The phone is in light pink color and really slim. First glance at it and looks really cool. It has 16GB internal memory (ROM). Xiaomi also made ... The post Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized

    xreporter
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    You were excited that you could turn that extra bedroom into a home office and finally start your own business. You promised yourself that you were going to keep it nice and tidy, and that everything you did in the office would be work-related only. However, the kids soon started coming in and making messes, ... The post Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized appeared first on WorldXNews.
 
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  • Egypt sentences eight jihadists to death

    Editor
    27 May 2015 | 2:35 am
    Eight of the 14 Egyptians sentenced to death in absentia. Photo by ReutersAn Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced to death eight jihadists found guilty of acts of violence against the security forces and belonging to groups that incite “terrorism”, a judicial official said. “The criminal court in Zagazig condemned eight jihadists to hang after they were found guilty of belonging to takfiri (Sunni extremist) groups,” the official said. The city of Zagazig is in the Nile Delta north of the capital. They were also sentenced for “incitement to terrorism and violence and… incitement to…
  • Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper shot dead in Mali’s capital

    Editor
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    Mali. Photo: dippostA Bangladeshi peacekeeper was shot dead and another wounded, the United Nations said Tuesday, in the second attack in days in Mali’s capital on what is considered the world’s most dangerous UN mission. A statement from MINUSMA, the UN’s peacekeeping force in Mali, said “an incident” involving one of its vehicles took place in the area of Bamako airport. “One peacekeeper was wounded, another succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said, adding that an investigation would determine the “exact circumstances of the incident”. A Malian security source told…
  • Queen Elizabeth II, to outline Cameron’s plans after UK poll win

    Editor
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives unveil their programme for government Wednesday after a surprise clear win at this month’s general election which will lead to a referendum on leaving the EU. The policy plans will be outlined in a speech scripted by Cameron’s centre-right government and delivered by Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a crown and full ceremonial dress, on Westminster’s grandest day. The Queen’s Speech will include a planned law for a European Union referendum by the end of 2017 and more powers for Scotland but the government is expected to pull back from…
  • Samsung Heavy, NLNG buoy local content in oil, gas sector

    Editor
    27 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    Poised to ensure realisation of the local content policy of the Federal Government in the oil and gas sector, Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHI) and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), have trained about 57 Nigerian youths at the SHI shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The youths, who arrived Nigeria on Sunday, were taught naval architecture, ship design, fabrication and fittings, electrical installation, mechanical and maintenance, erections and scaffolding among other areas, at Samsung Heavy Industries’shipyard at Goeje, South Korea. The General Manager, Samsung Heavy Industries in…
  • Portland Paints gets nod to raise share fund by N500m

    Editor
    27 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    TO drive its business expansion plans, the board of Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc has received its shareholders’ nod to raise its share capital by N500 million by a way of rights issue. Addressing the shareholders at the company’s yearly general meeting held in Lagos, yesterday, the company’s Chairman, Larry Ettah, explained that for strategic reasons, the board is not recommending the payment of dividend for the year ended 31st December 2014 but hoped that with the company’s improved performance, this may not be a challenge anymore. Justifying the need to re-position the…
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    News With Chai

  • राज्य शिक्षण मंडळाचा बारावीचा निकाल उद्या

    News With Chai
    25 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    मुंबई ता. 26 : महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक व उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळा तर्फे फेब्रुवारी-मार्च महिन्यात घेण्यात आलेल्या बारावीच्या परीक्षेचा निकाल बुधवार (ता.27) दुपारी 1 वाजता ऑनलाईन जाहीर केला जाणार आहे. तसेच निकालाच्या…
  • Sunny Side Up!

    News With Chai
    22 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Yellow, yellow, dirty fellow: a verse that many of us grow up singing and hearing. A squashed lemon or a banana peel we begin to detest all things yellow quite early and soon it becomes our least favorite color on both the plate and the palette. Rarely do we paint a palace in a bright … Continue reading →
  • Transparency In Administration : CIDCO Uploads Social Facility Plots’ Records On The Website

    Subhendu Maity
    21 May 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Navi Mumbai, 21st May, 2015 : “The Corporation and citizens have been jointly partnered to bring in transparency in the administrative and departmental process”, said Sanjay Bhatia, Vice Chairman and Managing Director at the inauguration of the social facility plots web link.  Initiating transparency in the administrative, CIDCO has ones again stepped forward by uploading a … Continue reading →
  • “The Limited Sky”: Women And The Glass Ceiling

    News With Chai
    19 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Introduction When I talk about glass ceiling, I am referring it to women in the workplace and society in general, but it can also be referred to race any other form of discrimination.  It is an invisible barrier that prevents success, further hinders in the ability of the women. The glass ceiling is very much … Continue reading →
  • Exquisite Gujarat Handicraft Utsav @ Urban Haat

    News With Chai
    19 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Urban Haat’s lush green surroundings and landscapes have been pleasing the shoppers to shop freely all throughout the year. The ongoing Gujarat handicraft Utsav at the Haat organised by INDEXT-C Industrial Extension Cottage, a Government of Gujarat is yet an another opportunity to purchase authentic handicraft and handloom products of Gujarat all under one roof. … Continue reading →
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    Portal Inboox

  • Carne Latina: Macumbia lança novo disco sexta em João Pessoa

    inboox
    11 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    A banda Macumbia é bastante conhecida pelo público alternativo que frequenta o Centro Histórico de João Pessoa, com o seu sucesso “André” conquistou diversos fãs em toda a Paraíba e já fez shows em diversas cidades do nordeste. Macumbia está lançando o seu segundo CD intitulado “Carne Latina”, a festa de lançamento será no dia 15 de maio (sexta), na área de lazer do Sesc Centro a partir das 19h, com entrada gratuita. Existente desde o ano de 2012, a banda Macumbia nasceu na cidade de João Pessoa,  a partir da necessidade de unir a música dançante…
  • Super Star: Dois Africanos se apresentam sábado em João Pessoa

    inboox
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    A banda Dois Africanos fez um sucesso enorme no programa “Super Star” da Rede Globo, cantando o seu sucesso “Eu sou de lá”chegaram a 87% dos votos dos brasileiros, sendo a banda mais votada dessa edição. A banda de World Hip-hop (Pop Rap e R&B com varias influências musicais) foi criada em 2012 no Brasil. O objetivo da banda é mostrar a presença de ritmos africanos na música de outras partes do mundo, assim como unir sons culturalmente difundidos na África com a roupagem da nova música pop mundial. Originários de países que possuem o francês como…
  • Concessionária Jaguar Land Rover na Paraíba é escolhida a melhor do Brasil

    inboox
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Na premiação da Jaguar Land Rover Brasil, a Rota Premium levou três das oito distinções do prêmio: “Melhor Concessionária”, “Melhor Pós-Vendas”  e “Melhor Gerente de Pós-Vendas” Na noite da última segunda-feira, dia 13 de abril, a concessionária paraibana Rota Premium Jaguar/Land Rover ganhou três premiações nacionais. Dentre elas, a loja  ganhou a maior de todas as distinções, que foi o de “Melhor concessionária do ano fiscal 2014/2015”, além de “Melhor pós-vendas”  e “Melhor gerente de pós-vendas”. Em todo o Brasil existem 40 showrooms Jaguar…
  • “Como Treinar o Seu Dragão” ganha série animada na Netflix

    inboox
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Uma parceria entre os Studios da DreamWorks e a rede de streaming Netflix darão aos fãs da animação “Como treinar o seu dragão”, uma série animada chamada “Dragões: Corrida até o limite” (Dragons: Race To The Edge). A série contará a história de soluço, banguela e seus amigos após encontrarem um artefato chamado “Olho do dragão”, fazendo com que os protagonistas viajem para novas terras e vivam novas aventuras descobrindo novos dragões e lutando contra outras pessoas que estão querendo se apossar do artefato misterioso. A Netflix anunciou…
  • Segunda edição da festa “A Sexta é Santa, o Sábado Não” acontece hoje

    inboox
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    A segunda edição da festa mais comentada de João Pessoa acontece hoje, com um conceito mais erótico e sexual, a festa tem como objetivo abordar o profano, após a sexta santa. A festa “A Sexta é Santa, o sábado não” tem um novo local para acontecer, buscando combinar com o conceito profano foi escolhido o Fenix Club, novo club de entretenimento adulto de João Pessoa para ser sede do novo evento. A Festa terá como atrações o DJ Edu Trônic que promete levar todos ao delírio tocando seu novo setmix e tocando sem camisa. Além dele, a festa terá a apresentação de um…
 
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  • Bamba Tv channels list guide.

    Nairobi News
    11 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Bamba Tv channels list guide. Since the inception of Bamba TV decoder in Kenya, people have been looking for any information about this new decoder. They wanted to know the complete Bamba Tv channels list and also how much does it cost. Many have been comparing Bamba TV “Vs” other old players like Dstv, Zuku and Startimes to see who offers the best packages. In this article, we are going to layout all the channels found on Bamba Tv and what they offer. See also: Bamba Tv Channels list- local KTN Citizen TV KASS TV K24 KBC QTV KISS NTV On Bamba TV, you will The post Bamba Tv channels list…
  • Great Mothers Day Quotes to share.

    Nairobi News
    10 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Great Mothers Day Quotes to share. Great Mothers Day Quotes you can say with your loving mama/mother. Today the 10th of May is a great day for all the Mothers around the world. In this day mothers all over the world are celebrated for their brave and loving nature. As they say there is no one who can replace your mother’s love. They deny themselves comfort to make us comfortable. They endure the pain, insults, stubbornness we throw their way. See also: They defend us from aggressors and also correct us whenever we are wrong. If you ask any mother around the world, they will say The post…
  • safaricom big boxdecoder channel list and Cost

    Nairobi News
    9 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    safaricom big boxdecoder channel list and Cost Safaricom has unleashed its latest device on the market and it is “The Big Box”. The amazing thing about this Safaricom’s big box is that, it offers both high speed internet and also free to air television channels. The big box as Safaricoms CEO Calls it, was unveiled yesterday at a colorful event in which Sauti Soul performed. The set top box is entering a market where there is a very stiff competition. See also: At the moment, there is Bamba Tv, Dstv, Star times and Zuku. Although Bamba tv, DSTV and start times does not offer internet,…
  • Miley Cyrus Bares it all without shame!

    Nairobi News
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Miley Cyrus Bares it all without shame! Miley Cyrus Bares it without shame! If you thought Miley Cyrus was done, wait till you see these images! Miley Cyrus was snapped with Joan Jett & Paul McCartney at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony with her boobs out and nipples only covered by pasties. See also: The 22-year-old singer attended the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on April 18 initially wearing an outfit that completely bared her breasts! She wore “J” nipple pasties honoring Joan Jett, 56, and no one seemed to mind that Miley’s boobs were out for…
  • How to make lots money in Kenya easily.

    Nairobi News
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    How to make lots money in Kenya easily. How to make lots money in Kenya easily.Below is a little guide that will help you earn some cash easily. If you have been wondering where to get extra cash or how you can make some cash, then sit down and read this. We all know there is nothing in this world that come on a silver platter, you must work and sweat for it. See also: Now the question is, how can one make money in Kenya easily? In this article, we are going to look at how one can make lots of money online. Many people especially those The post How to make lots money in Kenya easily. appeared…
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  • This What True Love Looks Like: Korean Artist Beautifully Captured

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    When you think about how love is portrayed, you probably think about the first child being born or a wedding day. You may even picture a 50th anniversary! But the unsung heroes of the long term love are those little gestures that make love so full and rich. A Korean artist named “Puuung” wants to bring it all to the forefront. “Love is something that everybody can relate to. And Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our daily lives. So, I try to find the meaning of love in our daily lives and make it into artwork,” she writes. Puuung reminds us that the little things…
  • 20 Interesting Facts About Sachin Tendulkar

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    1. Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first active cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. 2. As an aspiring fast bowler, a young Sachin Tendulkar was rejected by Dennis Lillee’s MRF Pace Foundation in 1987. 3. During the 1987 World Cup, Sachin was a ball boy for the match between India and Zimbabwe at the Wankhede Stadium. He was 14 then. 4. Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute during a one-day practice match against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 1988. 5. During his early days, Tendulkar would win a coin from his coach Ramakant Achrekar if he could bat through…
  • 15 things you didn’t know about Manny Pacquiao

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 3:37 am
      As a child, Pacquiao’s mum hoped he would grow up to be a Catholic priest. His love of boxing got in the way but he remains a deeply religious man. Contrary to popular belief, the “Pac-Man” moniker has nothing to do with a love of Japanese arcade games. Instead, it’s simply the combination of his first (“MAN” from Manny) and last name (“PAC” from Pacquiao). Pacquiao is set to make millions fighting Mayweather but his professional boxing career started a world away from the bright Vegas light, on a boxing TV show called Blow By Blow.He was paid $2 per fight.
  • Nepal Earthquake: Different CCTV Capture Moment Nepal Earthquake Struck

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    1 May 2015 | 12:35 am
  • Top 20 Useful Websites of 2015

    admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
      ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself. zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard. postpost.com –…
 
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  • Murder Investigation into Death of BB King

    Sorab Ghaswalla
    26 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The legendary blues musician BB King who died several weeks ago is thought to be poisoned. There is a claim from his two daughters, according to which the blues legend was murdered. A murder investigation is immediately launched to investigate further details. BB King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams say that his father’s manager, Laverne Toney, gave his father something to cause premature death. Their lawyers say that these claims are unfounded, as well as disrespectful. However, the police of Nevada and the coroner from Clark County will investigate the case. According to the…
  • Finally: Periscope for Android

    Rohit Kumar
    26 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Exactly two months after the new Twitter application Periscope was launched for Apple, they’ve finally launched it for the Android platform, as well. There is another similar application on Google’s Play Store, available since the beginning of this month, Meerkat. The acquisition of Periscope was in January this year. Twitter claims that in only one week, the application reached over million downloads. Periscope application is pretty much the same for Android as it was for iOS , except for a few additional features on Android platform. The feature “return to broadcast” enables Android…
  • EU Citizens Illegible to Give Vote to UK Referendum

    Anneliese Sammut
    26 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    By the end of 2017, there will be a UK referendum that will decide whether or not Brits want UK in EU or not. Citizens from other countries that live in the UK are not eligible to vote on this referendum. The eligibility will be pretty much the same as for the general elections, not like the local or European elections. The Parliament will know all legislation about the UK referendum when it will be introduced through EU Referendum Bill that will be passed on Thursday. David Cameron will have a meeting later at Chequers with the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, to…
  • Battle Ropes New Fitness Trend

    Ray Jones
    26 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    No one has even thought that battle ropes, the thick ropes that look like they are made for tethering a ship to the shore, are now becoming the new fitness trend across the USA. It is for people who are looking for tough exercise and fun at the same time. Football trainings have been using battle ropes for a long time, but now fitness professionals say that they can give efficient workout and are good routine for the gym. People all over USA are slamming, drumming, whipping and dragging with the battle ropes. A spokesperson from the American Council on Exercise says that it is just like…
  • Flood in Texas – the Worst Ever

    Jasmina Lozevska
    26 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott compared the flood in Texas with a tsunami, as authorities reported that a dam in the state park had given its way. The flood in Texas killed minimum three people so far. Natural disaster is happening in 24 countries and it is declared a disaster state. Abbott flew in an area on the south of Austin in order to help in evaluation of the damage that tornadoes, rainfalls, floods and thunderstorms forced thousands of people to evacuate from their homes and left lots of people without electricity. Homes were completely wiped off the Earth map with the recent events.
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