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  • NATO: Russian Soldiers Are Now in Ukraine

    In Focus
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Earlier today, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko accused Russian troops of entering Ukraine, and NATO issued a statement saying that they were tracking well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating heavy weaponry within Ukraine's borders. The announcements follow months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine—reportedly supported by Russian troops nearby. Ukrainian government forces had been regaining territory held by rebels in recent weeks, only to have the separatists open up battles on new fronts in the region. Caught in the…
  • An Auschwitz Guard Talks

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    Saskia De Rothschild
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis’ horrific machinery of death. Jakob W. was 19-years-old and in his third semester studying architecture at college when he received the letter that would, seven decades later, turn him into a suspect for complicity in murder. In the summer of 1942, the young man from a village near Belgrade received his draft notice. Just a few months later, he was standing on a tower hundreds of…
  • Burning Man 2014

    In Focus
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 65,000 people came to Burning Man 2014 from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart spent the week in the desert, capturing some of the scenes from this year's festival, which lasted a week and comes to its conclusion today. [24 photos] Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014…
  • U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader

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    By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Somali and American officials said Tuesday that the leader of the Shabab, the Somali militant group that has allied itself with Al Qaeda, may have been killed.
  • Teachers' strike in Canada schools

    BBC News - Home
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A teacher's strike in British Columbia has postponed the first day of school for about 50,000 children.
 
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  • Teachers' strike in Canada schools

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    A teacher's strike in British Columbia has postponed the first day of school for about 50,000 children.
  • Ashya's parents freed from custody

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The parents of Ashya King are released from custody in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
  • Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.
  • US targets al-Shabab's leader

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
  • New child abuse victims come forward

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
 
 
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  • Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm. Will open Washington office.

    Fred Barbash
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining a Wall Street investment bank as vice-chairman and managing director, the firm announced this morning. The firm, Moelis & Co., said Cantor will be based in the New York office of the global company and will soon open an office in Washington. Moelis, with 500 employees, is known as  fast-growing “boutique” firm that advises companies and investors on mergers, acquisitions and risk. Read full article >>
  • Wealthy political donors seize on new latitude to give to unlimited candidates

    Matea Gold
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Andrew Sabin gave Republicans so much money in 2012 that he accidentally went over a limit on how much individuals could donate to federal candidates and party committees. So Sabin, who owns a New York-based precious-metals refining business, was delighted when the Supreme Court did away with the limit in April. Since then, he has been doling out contributions to congressional candidates across the country — in Colorado, Texas, Iowa and “even Alaska,” he said. Read full article >>
  • U.S. carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

    Craig Whitlock
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism strike Monday against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said, although it was unclear whether the operation was successful. Read full article >>
  • Outcome of McDonnell corruption trial may hinge on couple’s alleged marital woes

    Laura Vozzella
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    RICHMOND — The biggest trial in Virginia political history has turned, at times, on almost trite tales of marital dysfunction. Like the one about the busy husband, content with off-the-rack suits and slippers bound by duct tape, who watches his wife waltz in with two shopping bags and never dreams they could contain clothing worth $20,000. Read full article >>
  • Deployed by Gov. Rick Perry, National Guard adjusts to its new role on the Texas border

    Antonio Olivo
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — The National Guard troops arrived here last week, outfitted in body armor and carrying pistols to help bring more security to the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet they saw little activity after taking their positions in portable towers and Border Patrol vehicles along the dirt roads and levees that overlooked the dense brush near the Rio Grande. Read full article >>
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  • Afghanistan: The Long Withdrawal

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Five years ago, the war in Afghanistan began to escalate drastically. Troop surges soon pushed the number of NATO troops up to more than 140,000, and the levels of violence grew to match the surge. At the time, I felt the conflict was being under-reported relative to other international stories, especially considering the level of commitment involved, so I began a monthly series dedicated to covering the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Now, more than 60 monthly photo essays later, I'm ending the series as a regular feature. I will continue to post photos from Afghanistan through the withdrawal,…
  • Burning Man 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 65,000 people came to Burning Man 2014 from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart spent the week in the desert, capturing some of the scenes from this year's festival, which lasted a week and comes to its conclusion today. [24 photos] Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/24-8/29

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have a look at swarms of locusts in Madagascar, 31 riders on a single motorcycle, magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, Japan's tidy superhero Mangetsu-man, huge waves in California, and a gigantic French mechanical horse-dragon. [35 photos] A Chinese woman and her daughter wear face-kinis while swimming in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China, on August 22, 2014. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
  • NATO: Russian Soldiers Are Now in Ukraine

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Earlier today, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko accused Russian troops of entering Ukraine, and NATO issued a statement saying that they were tracking well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating heavy weaponry within Ukraine's borders. The announcements follow months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine—reportedly supported by Russian troops nearby. Ukrainian government forces had been regaining territory held by rebels in recent weeks, only to have the separatists open up battles on new fronts in the region. Caught in the…
  • The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world's oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 million. In the decades that followed, many wells closed, but even more opened, surrounded by urban and suburban growth. Machinery was camouflaged, loud noises were abated, methane pockets were vented, as residents learned to live side-by-side with oil production facilities. To this day, oil fields in…
 
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  • 5 ways to be more efficient at college

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    University is no longer about taking your time, exploring your options, and becoming a better person. It’s about getting out as quickly as possible without being crushed by student loan debt. As sad as it is, that’s the truth. Take a look at these five tips for being more efficient at university. Start by taking courses at a community (or junior) college in order to get transfer credits and get out of that joint as quickly as possible. Also make sure you pick the right friends––a bad group can send you into a time-wasting spiral of partying and sociology (just kidding!). But…
  • Turkey’s tiny two-headed snake

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Unlike a recent post, which we prefaced with the warning that it wasn’t a two-headed snake, this one out of Turkey appears to be the real deal (and far less disturbing than a creeping horde of larvae). According to the BBC: The young snake appears to belong to the Coluber genus of thin-bodied, fast-moving snakes commonly known as racers. Cuneyt Alpguven, who works at Antalya Aquarium’s reptile house, says two-headed snakes are very rare and have little chance of surviving in the wild. “Being two-headed is a major disadvantage, because its anatomical structure makes it more…
  • 7 ways lack of sleep is ruining your life (that you didn’t realize)

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you sleep, your brain does a bit of spring cleaning, ridding itself of harmful toxins that accumulate during the day. So obviously, if you don’t sleep you don’t flush out those toxins. As if that weren’t bad enough, some of those toxins have been linked to Alzheimer’s. The moral of the story? Get to bed early. Another amazing thing your brain does during sleep is form new neural pathways. In other words, your brain learns to do new things, things that you tried during the day, while you’re asleep. Without adequate sleep, then, you’re depriving yourself…
  • How to beat stress & boost happiness [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    It being the beginning of another week (thanks holiday!), you’re probably looking for a silver lining that comes faster than Friday. Look no farther than this happy little infographic from Happify, which features thirteen scientifically proven ways to beat stress and put a smile back on your face. Why wait until the weekend to get your happy on? Via Happify. Smile the stress away.
  • 10 awesome weird bars around the United States

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tired of the everyday watering hole? Try Exchange Bar and Grill, a bar whose prices are based on the drink market. The more people who order an Appletini, the more expensive they get. At some point, though, every bubble must burst and prices will drop to a few bucks. Next time you’re in the Big Apple, check it out. If you want something a bit riskier, you can try Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den in Minneapolis. It’s not so much a bar as a post-zombie apocalypse zombie safe house. Zombie heads mounted on the wall serve as a warning to any undead who try to post up at the bar. If you…
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    Radio Times

  • Pessimism and worry over the U.S. economy

    Debbie Bilder
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Neil Irwin, Carl Van Horn, Stephanie Coontz Although the economy has been expanding and unemployed has been declining over the last five years, Americans are pessimistic about their prospects and the country’s future.  A new survey from Rutgers University shows that the majority of Americans are more worried about the economy now than they were immediately following the recession.  Today we’ll talk about what’s behind this worry and malaise with CARL VAN HORN, Founding Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and co-director of…
  • Michael Pitre’s “Fives and Twenty Fives”

    Debbie Bilder
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Michael Pitre Iraq War veteran MICHAEL PITRE has written a new novel about a road repair and bomb disposal team working on the highways in Anbar Province during the war.  To tell the story, Pitre uses the experiences of three very different men — a Marine, a medic and an Iraqi interpreter. The title of the book, Fives and Twenty-Fives, is a reference to the procedure the road crews used to check for bombs hiding in the potholes they were assigned to fill.  Marty talks to Pitre about his novel, the war and returning home.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Misogyny wins with hacking of intimate celebrity pictures – but you can choose not to look

    Emma Rees, Senior Lecturer in English at University of Chester
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Here's what you can do with it.Aesop, CC BY-SAAutonomy is patriarchy’s supreme foe. It suggests self-determination, power, and control, and the “selfie” is a culturally ubiquitous iteration of autonomy. The release onto the internet of hundreds of intimate selfies and personal photographs of famous women is most likely the result of someone hacking into Apple’s iCloud storage system, and the FBI’s hunt for the perpetrator (or perpetrators) underscores the gravity of this theft. A troll’s wet dream The prurient “what the butler saw” peeping-Tom quality of accessing illicit,…
  • Desperate times for Man Utd at the heart of deadline day drama

    Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy at Coventry University
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Spending money to make money. Peter Byrne/PA Wire Football’s transfer window, like the post-Christmas sales, sees buyers frantically rushing around flush with cash and sellers rubbing their hands with glee. Except that, unlike goods in Selfridges on Boxing Day, player transfer fees and salaries only ever seem to go up. The latest transfer window is no different: £835m spent in the Premier League, £149m of it spent by Manchester United alone. The total figure is almost double what was spent in Spain’s La Liga (£425m), and is more than triple what was spent in Italy’s Serie A (£260m)…
  • How we tricked E. coli bacteria into making renewable propane

    Patrik Jones, Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences at Imperial College London
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    This wouldn't be a problem if propane was renewable.tomsaint, CC BYConverting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another. The vast majority of global energy demand is for fuel, and a renewable source could help us heat our houses and travel efficiently long into the future. It might even mean we could avoid the conflicts that will arise while competing for the last remaining fossil fuels. Today, we are a step further towards this goal after engineering the gut bacteria E. coli, most famous for the strain of it that causes food poisoning, to…
  • Nawaz Sharif on course to be undone again by his politically ruinous character flaws

    Ian Talbot, Professor of Modern British History at University of Southampton
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Not out of the woods yet.EPA/Francois LenoirShortly after Pakistan’s May 2013 elections returned Nawaz Sharif to power, I published an article asking whether, having been twice removed from the office of prime minister with less than half his term completed, this might be a case of “third time lucky”. In particular, I wondered if Sharif, deposed by Pervez Musharraf in a coup in 1999, might finally have learnt from the criticisms of bullying and arrogance that undermined his two previous administrations. Based on Pakistan’s recent anti-government unrest, the signs are not good.
  • Even experts find Apple's iCloud baffling. What hope is there for the rest of us?

    David Glance, Director of Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Director of Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    iCloud Rain The theft of celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud has highlighted two things. The first is that people don’t know, or understand, what happens to their digital property when they tick the “backup everything to iCloud” check boxes. The second is that Apple (and other cloud providers), in their eagerness to make the process as simple as possible, do a really bad job of explaining what is going on, and importantly, what can happen if things go wrong. If you think that this is because the average user would struggle with any basic technology, even security expert Christopher…
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    The Big Picture

  • Tomatina 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Overripe tomatoes were hurled in a massive red food fight today in the town of Bunol, Spain. The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young (13 photos total) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of…
  • Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys since it opened in 1913. "Doll surgeons" transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets. The company has been handed down from three generations of the Chapman family. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
  • Deadly landslides hit Japan

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI…
  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (right) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Men's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout on day three of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo…
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Note: if you're interested in the Pope, please check out our upcoming sister site, Crux: Covering all things Catholic. --Thea Breite (23 photos total) Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Back That Seat Up

    Emily Yoffe
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    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
  • What Exactly Was the “Mars Face”?

    Paca Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    This summer, an odd shape in one photo of the moon led some to conclude a man, or perhaps an alien, had posed for an orbiting camera. The shadowy man joined several other objects recently “discovered” from photos of Mars, including a thigh bone, an iguana, a cat, two dinosaurs, and jelly doughnuts.
  • A Tween Is Born

    Willa Paskin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    For adults of a certain age, Saved By the Bell, NBC’s endlessly syndicated sitcom about the high jinks of six high school students, is a nostalgia object par excellence, exerting a special, long-lasting grip on the heartstrings of people young (or maybe old) enough to have been living at home, with a television, through at least the 1990s.
  • Cloudy Atlas

    David Plotz
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    First things first: Is David Mitchell’s new novel The Bone Clocksanother Cloud Atlas, a multi-era-spanning masterpiece of literary ambition and dexterity?
  • Three Myths About Police Body Cams

    Justin T. Ready
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    In the wake of the tragic police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there has been much speculation and debate about what actually transpired. Lots of news commentators seem to believe that the Brown case would be resolved sooner—and there would be less civil unrest—had the officer who shot him been equipped with a body-worn camera. In fact, the Ferguson Police Department has now begun to implement this technology.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • A Judge’s Status, Robed in Silence

    ProPublica
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    by Terence McGinley, special to ProPublica The hall is cavernous on the fourth floor of the Queens Supreme Court building. Whispers feel magnified as they echo amid the marble floors and vaulted ceiling. The whispers are of lawyers and clients, their lives in one kind of legal limbo or another, figuring out the next bit of strategy. The newest judge on the court's fourth floor is Barry Kamins, a man with as prestigious a resume as any in the New York state court system. But his future is also uncertain: Kamins is currently being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial conduct for a…
  • Podcast: Louisiana’s Shrinking Coastline

    ProPublica
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    by Minhee Cho Last week, ProPublica and The Lens, a public interest newsroom in New Orleans, launched a multimedia project exploring how southeast Louisiana is rapidily disappearing – losing land at a rate of a football field every 48 minutes. Some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana's coastal landscape have already been transformed into open water, wiping places off maps, ProPublica's Al Shaw explains on the podcast. If this trend is not reversed, a wetlands ecosystem that took nature 7,000 years to build could be destroyed within a human lifetime. Using satellite images from…
  • California Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Temp Workers

    ProPublica
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    by Michael Grabell The California legislature has passed a bill that would hold companies legally responsible if the temp agencies and subcontractors they hire cheat workers out of their wages or put them in harm's way. Labor officials across the country have increasingly expressed concern about the rapid growth of the temporary staffing industry since the recession. They have also noted the push by hotels and warehouses to subcontract work that is part of their core business, such as cleaning guest rooms and unloading trucks. Assembly Bill 1897, passed Thursday night, was inspired in part by…
  • Louisiana Coroner Concludes Handcuffed Suspect Killed Himself and More in #MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    by Amanda Zamora “You can’t make me understand how my son took his left hand, when he was handcuffed behind the back, and shot himself.” A new coroner’s report on the death of a man who died in police custody contradicts the official police report, but still supports the Louisiana State Police’s assertion that the man shot himself to death while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. — NBC News via @lriordanseville A Chinese national walked into a U.S. intelligence facility ... No joke. The computer engineer, Lizhong Fan, spent 5 months at “one…
  • One Drug. Two Prices. A Reporter Struggles to Find Out the Cost of His Son’s Prescription

    ProPublica
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with the New York Times' The Upshot. It is not subject to our Creative Commons license. It's not easy being an educated health care consumer. I was reminded of this when I went to refill a prescription this month for an asthma and allergy medication for my 9-month-old son, Holden. The first time I filled his prescription for Montelukast granules — the generic version of Singulair from Merck — my insurance co-payment was $15. A month later, the co-payment had risen to $30 (and my insurance was paying $85.94, rather than $118.53). Why?
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  • Yeah., Loud and clear. I'm hearing wuzzername's foot tapping on the front porch of a cabin in the b

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Subject: Question of the Day: Enclosed but first, You too Terry? Another whose been like to about DOB/Biological Parents ... Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:18:57 -0700   My quetion has always been exact date with a far mirkier ref to a 1953 birth or much earlier life ref'd on Beatles Butched Baby Album cover and 100 songs that keep mentioning some girl named Judy whose brown eyes were changed to blue.   That aside as everyone wants to reference her but none are willing to state exactly wtf they're trying to but won't say, I had no clue there were others who questioned the date of birth which…
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    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    TOP 10 NEWS TV EDITION 09.02.14
  • SMALL BUSINESS, BIG HEART

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    While taking a casual afternoon stroll on the Park Avenue section of Winter Park, Florida, me and my lovely fiance walked into a small perfume shop. The store, known as Designer Perfume Outlet On Park Avenue was full of some of the best fragrances in the market today. I was stricken by the kindness of the owners. The gentleman and his wife engaged us in enjoyable conversation and allowed us the courtesy of exploring their store without any sort of pressure. So far this reads like a review but there is more. I felt that this couple embodied something that isn't really seen anymore, the…
  • Unbelievably Corrupt Landlord

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Alright, long story short, I'm a full time college student pursuing health science as a major, however for the summers I go home and spend time with my family, we have been through so much in the past two years it's hard to believe im still sane, first off we were hurricane sandy victims and were in and out of shelters and homeless for close to 6 months,( leaving my pets behind at the house because we had to leave immediately or pretty much drown (I had to scream for a recue boat in literal darkness since there was no power or anything and we didn't even have enough money to leave the island…
  • Snowbergs and Snowfield Mazes

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Snowbergs and Snowfield Mazes Story and photographs by Jim Halfpenny Permanent snowfields exist high in the mountains of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystems. In deep ravines the accumulation of snow during the winter is deep enough that snow does not melt during summer. Some snow remains permanently in these area for 100s to 1000s of years. Snowfields differ from glaciers because the snow lacks the density to become glacial ice. Snow when it falls from the sky is mostly air. Light is easily visible through a handful of cold, newly fallen mountain snow and the snow might consist of…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • U.S. Stocks Drop After Recent Gains

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, pulling back from gains in August that were the largest monthly increases for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 since February.
  • Home Depot Probing Possible Breach of Credit-Card Data

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Home Depot is working with banks and law-enforcement agencies to investigate a potential breach of customer credit- or debit-card data.
  • Washington Post Publisher Weymouth Stepping Down

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth announced that she is stepping down effective Oct. 1, marking the last departure from the newspaper of a member of the Graham family.
  • Greek Real Estate Back in Vogue

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Buyers are returning to the property market in Greece amid signs that Europe's hardest-hit economy is starting to recover.
  • Price Data Lift Hopes for ECB Action

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Wholesale prices in the eurozone fell in July, while the region's inflation rate is lagging far behind other big economies, supporting hopes the European Central Bank will signal fresh stimulus measures Thursday.
 
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    TIME

  • Don’t Segregate My Special Needs Child

    jtang0264
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    This week, all my friends are posting Facebook and Instagram pictures of their adorable children, whose forced grins and too-neat clothes suggest that the kids aren’t quite as thrilled as their mothers about the inevitable return to school. But for parents of children who have a mental illness or a developmental disability like autism, back-to-school preparation feels more like manning a war room, complete with strategies, maps and complex diagrams. The enemy? Unfortunately, it’s likely to be the very people tasked with helping your child to succeed: his teachers and administrators. If…
  • Apple Says Systems Weren’t Hacked in Nude Pics Grab

    Alex Fitzpatrick
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Apple said Tuesday that hackers who posted hundreds of nude images of celebrities over the weekend didn’t penetrate its systems, but rather got access to the pictures through a “very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.” That type of attack, which ensnared celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, is known as a “brute-force attack,” in which hackers simply try a wide variety of username and password combinations in an attempt to gain access to a target’s account. It’s much simpler—and often less…
  • Eric Cantor’s Huge Pay Day

    Alex Rogers
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Nearly three months after a historic primary defeat, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he’ll join investment bank Moelis, and follow in the long tradition of lawmakers profiting on their knowledge of the regulatory and political landscape post-Congress. And boy did Cantor cash out. Cantor’s $3.4 million compensation package for the next year and four months puts his congressional salary into stark relief. Since he was elected Majority Leader in 2011, Cantor earned $193,400 a year, around $20,000 more annually than a rank-and-file member. But as Vice Chairman and…
  • ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Second American Journalist

    Dan Hirschhorn
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A video released Tuesday by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) purports to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. If the video is authentic, it would be the second time ISIS has killed an American journalist in as many weeks. The video was first obtained and released by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the online activities of terrorist groups. The video, which TIME is not publishing and whose authenticity U.S. officials couldn’t immediately confirm, is similar to the video released last month of an ISIS militant killing…
  • NFL Suspends Irsay 6 Games, Fines Him $500,000

    alexishauk
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    (NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a March traffic stop. Commissioner Roger Goodell says owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. The fine levied Tuesday is the maximum allowed under league rules. Hours earlier, Irsay was in an Indiana courtroom, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. The…
 
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  • The Guardian view on Chinas rejection of open elections for the leader of Hong Kong

    Editorial
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    China may rue the day it refused to let Hong Kong people have a proper say in the affairs of their cityWithin hours of the Chinese government making it clear that the people of Hong Kong will not have a free choice when they vote to elect the territorys next chief executive, Hong Kong police had made their first arrests of demonstrators protesting against that decision. It is safe to predict that these will be the first of many, and that they presage a long period in which Hong Kongs institutions will increasingly lack legitimacy in the eyes of a substantial proportion of citizens.
  • Why Arsenal are right, and wrong, to take a chance on Danny Welbeck

    Barney Ronay
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The club who need a goalscorer have signed a forward who doesnt score, but deserves a shot at being a leading man Arsenal complete deal for Manchester Uniteds Welbeck Video: Danny Welbeck joins ArsenalThere is always a tinge of sadness when any footballer leaves his boyhood club, not least at a time in the Premier League when young English players arent so much nurtured gently to maturity as yanked squealing into the light and then hurled beneath the wheels of the machine at the first downward wrench of the gears.Danny Welbeck may have been heading towards the exit at Manchester United for…
  • Online shopping on mobiles overtakes desktop for first time

    Press Association
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Figures show 52% of visits made via a mobile, while 36% of UK online sales are now completed on a smartphone or tabletVisits to retail websites via mobile devices have overtaken desktop traffic for the first time, figures show.Some 52% of visits were made via a mobile, while 36% of UK online sales are now completed on a smartphone or tablet device rising to 40% for clothing sellers, the latest IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking Report has revealed. Continue reading...
  • Isis video claims to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

    Paul Lewis in Washington and Spencer Ackerman in New York
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    US intelligence officials working to establish authenticity of video of Sotloff being killed, reportedly by the same fighter who murdered James FoleySteven Sotloffs mother begs Isis for kidnapped sons returnCameron: Isis beheading disgusting and despicable latestIslamic militants released a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of a second captive American journalist, Steven Sotloff.The Site Intel group, which monitors terrorist propaganda and first reported details of the apparent beheading, said Sotloff appeared to have been killed by the same Islamic State (Isis) fighter…
  • Ashya King's parents released from prison as arrest warrant is terminated

    Caroline Davies, Josh Halliday, Peter Walker, Patrick Wintour, Matthew Weaver
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Brett and Naghmeh King are released from prison and head for Málaga, where their son is being treatedThe parents of Ashya King have been released from prison and are expected to be reunited with their desperately ill son on Tuesday night, the couple's lawyer has said.Brett and Naghmeh King were released from separate wings of a Spanish jail hours after prosecutors in London terminated a European arrest warrant and said the couple would face no charges. Continue reading...
 
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  • Anyone for pulled chicken?

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When Christopher Columbus returned from discovering the Americas, he brought with him Europe's first bottle of barbecue sauce. Along with later colonists, he also had introduced the "sacred fire pits" of the Caribbean to mainland America. Soon, something similar to what we now know as pulled pork had emerged as the food de rigeur at communal gatherings in the infant country.
  • Stolen youth: Younger blood can reverse many of the effects of ageing

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Saul Villeda, who leads a stem-cell research lab at the University of California, San Francisco, is not concerned about a black market for baby blood. "You sound like my mother," he told an anxious reporter for the radio station WNYC's science programme Radiolab in an interview last year. "She's worried that all of a sudden 16-year-olds are going to go missing."
  • Bob Willoughby: Hollywood's first behind the scenes photographer

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With sitters that included everyone from Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley to Audrey Hepburn, the pioneering American photographer Bob Willoughby changed the way that movie stars are photographed today. This impish Californian – once described as a "leprechaun with a Leica" – introduced the natural documentary elements of photojournalism to a field that had previously been characterised by highly staged and rigorously controlled affairs. At the same time, he gave a candid, unprecedented insight into the mysteries of Hollywood.
  • Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Keith Vaz assumes role of guarding the guardians

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Today the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, David Crompton, and a BBC team led by the chairman Lord Hall disagreed at a Commons Home Affairs Committee over almost every salient point about the run-up to the TV coverage of the raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home. It says something about the relative standing of the two institutions that the MPs had no hesitation in believing the BBC.
  • Ashya King: Parents released in Spain after Britain drops arrest warrant

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Ashya King, the gravely ill child whose family removed him from a British hospital and fled to Spain to seek alternative treatment for his brain tumour, was set to be reunited with his parents after they were released by the Spanish authorities following three nights in custody.
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  • An Auschwitz Guard Talks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis’ horrific machinery of death. Jakob W. was 19-years-old and in his third semester studying architecture at college when he received the letter that would, seven decades later, turn him into a suspect for complicity in murder. In the summer of 1942, the young man from a village near Belgrade received his draft notice. Just a few months later, he was standing on a tower hundreds of…
  • Video Watch: The Islamic State

    Saskia De Rothschild
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Video Watch: With unprecedented and exclusive access, VICE News journalist and filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks filming alone inside the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State. In a New York Times column, David Carr commented on the importance of the Vice footage : “Vice rode along with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria this summer as the extremist group made a lightning grab for power. The five-part series on ISIS has been viewed more than 7.5 million times on YouTube, according to Vice executives, and features extraordinary access and footage. The story was…
  • Single-Tasking is the New Multitasking

    Saskia De Rothschild
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    Video Watch: James Hamblin, one of the Atlantic’s editors explains how, trying to do too many internet things at once makes it hard to get anything done at all. Tabless Thursday is his idea of a vacation from distraction.
  • France’s Homegrown Jihadists

    Saskia De Rothschild
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:14 am
    From the International New York Times- PARIS — When Dominique Bons speaks with her soft Toulouse accent, there is something tragic and dignified about this thin blond woman, recently retired from the military. Last December, she learned by text message of the death of her son Nicolas. A French citizen who had converted to Islam, Nicolas Bons, 30, died as a suicide bomber, fighting for the jihadi cause near Homs, Syria. A few months earlier, his half brother, Jean-Daniel, 22, had also been killed in Syria. The two had traveled together to Syria from Toulouse. Once there, they became poster…
  • Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

    Saskia De Rothschild
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- Last week, news emerged that a Greenpeace employee had lost millions in donor money through ill-conceived currency deals. Now the environmentalists are in danger of losing their biggest asset: their credibility. On the day the scandal hit newspaper headlines, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo didn’t panic. A South African with Indian roots who grew up in a township under the apartheid regime, a couple million missing euros was far from the worst Naidoo had seen. Instead of tearing out his hair, Naidoo twittered cheerfully about a lecture…
 
 
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  • Eating Fruit Every Day Cuts Heart Disease Risk by 25-40%

    Good News Network
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 40%, according to Oxford researchers. The findings from the seven year follow-up study of nearly a half million people in China found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of cardiovascular disease declined. “Our data The post Eating Fruit Every Day Cuts Heart Disease Risk by 25-40% appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Apartment Building Offers “Communal Dog”

    Good News Network
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It wasn’t just the rooftop pool, the indoor basketball court or the 24-hour concierge that made Mara Pillinger want to sign a lease at 2M, a new apartment building in Washington, D.C. Rather, one wrinkly, adorable four-legged tenant was “95 percent of the reason I moved in,” says Pillinger, a The post Apartment Building Offers “Communal Dog” appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • BikeMobile Fixes More Than Kids’ Bikes in Low Income Neighborhoods (WATCH)

    Good News Network
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
      Tommy Bensko went on the road to primarily in low-income neighborhoods, fixing kids’ bikes for free and giving them a hands-on education about bike repair. “It’s been amazing,” said 12-year-old Eric Austin, who hasn’t been able to ride for months since his bike’s tire popped. “It’s been like the The post BikeMobile Fixes More Than Kids’ Bikes in Low Income Neighborhoods (WATCH) appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History September 2

    Good News Network
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    45 years ago on this date, the first automated teller machine in the United States was installed in Rockville Centre, New York. (1969) Japan signed its unconditional surrender, finally ending six years of WWII (1945) Vietnam declared its independence from France, forming a republic (1945) The United States and Russia The post Good News in History September 2 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Baby Elephant Swirls a Ribbon Just Like a Child (WATCH)

    Good News Network
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    At the Elephant Nature Park juveniles regularly engage in cute behavior. Watch Faa Mai enjoying her playtime with a steaming ribbon. The action starts at 35 seconds into this precious video. For more information: www.saveelephant.org The post Baby Elephant Swirls a Ribbon Just Like a Child (WATCH) appeared first on The Good News Network.
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  • Wine may be better for you if you exercise!

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic. Professor Taborsky said: "This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis (1) in people at mild to moderate risk of CVD. We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised. Red and white wine produced the same results."
  • How did humans domesticate wild rabbits?

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Until recently, little has been known about what genetic changes transform wild animals into domesticated ones. An international team of scientists, one of whom is a University of Montana assistant professor, has made a breakthrough by showing that genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. The study was published Aug. 28 in Science and gives answers to many genetic questions.
  • Puffins in New England

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I can't help but smile when I see a puffin, and I know I'm not alone. Thousands of people board tour boats each summer in Maine to get a glimpse of these charming seabirds with their tuxedo plumage and rainbow beaks. But what's in those beaks is serious business. The forage fish that puffin parents bring back to their island nests mean the difference between life and death for the chicks, and the past few years offer stark evidence of what happens when those fish become scarce.
  • Reducing Water Scarcity

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016. Irrigation techniques, industrial and residential habits combined with climate change lie at the root of the problem. But despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, according to researchers from McGill and Utrecht University it is possible to turn the situation around and…
  • Abandoned landfills are a big problem

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists. At Port Meadow alone, on the outskirts of Oxford, they estimate 27.5 tonnes of ammonium a year find their way from landfill into the River Thames. The researchers say it could be happening at thousands of sites around the UK.
 
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  • Christian singer: Jesus may have lied about Adam, Noah

    Joe Kovacs
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Lisa and Michael Gungor of the Christian band Gungor An award-winning Christian singer is being blasted this week by the head of Answers in Genesis after the performer suggested Jesus may have been wrong about the creation story, or possibly even lied about it to fit in with popular culture. Michael Gungor, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated worship band Gungor whose hits include “Beautiful Things,” “Say So” and “Dry Bones,” made his comments in an August podcast of The Liturgists. “I think you’re making a lot of assumptions based in a…
  • Feds lose track of 6,000 foreign nationals

    -NO AUTHOR-
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    (ABC NEWS) The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.” Homeland Security officials disclosed the…
  • Last Supper papyrus found

    -NO AUTHOR-
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    (LONDON DAILY MAIL) It has laid largely unstudied in a university library for more than 100 years. But now a 1,500-year-old papyrus has been identified as one of the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The ‘remarkable’ document contains some of the earliest documented references to The Last Supper and sheds new light on early Christian practices, experts say.
  • Time for Supremes to uphold gay marriage

    -NO AUTHOR-
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    (L.A. Times) — It’s unusual when the winners of a case ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of their victory. But that is exactly the plea being made by lawyers for same-sex couples who successfully challenged bans on such unions in Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah. And for good reasons. Although some same-sex couples have been able to enjoy the protections of marriage because of lower-court decisions, others are unable to marry because rulings in their favor have been stayed pending the outcome of appeals. (Then there are the gay couples in Utah who wed after a federal judge…
  • Is breaking the Sabbath evil?

    Richard Rives
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Discover Richard Rives’ books, “Time Is the Ally of Deceit” and “Too Long in the Sun,” at the WND SuperStore!
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • What Tom Friedman's Interview Revealed About Obama's Foreign Policy

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    In a recent interview with Tom Friedman (worth listening to in full) President Obama held forth for almost an hour on various foreign policy topics. Below I highlight a couple fascinating exchanges that I believe help illustrate some of Obama’s shortcomings as a foreign policy leader. The first relates to Russia. Friedman, to his credit, prefaces the Russia discussion energetically making the case that post-Cold War NATO expansion was a terrible blunder (“we traded Russia for the Czech Navy", Friedman quips). Obama sits somewhat stoically through Friedman’s brief anti-NATO expansion…
  • The Peace Process Ends: Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I read Barak Ravid’s excellent “peace process” post-mortem with a sense of deep dismay. In fairness, however, one might first note a modest cause for optimism and a preliminary caveat. Optimism, you say? Well, as far as it goes, there is at least a "Framework Document" now on the shelf (or in a Foggy Bottom safe). Perhaps, although I’m dubious, it won't just gather dust for years and effectively be relegated to the dust-bin. As for the caveat, Ravid's is but one journalist’s accounting, nor should one cheaply denigrate John Kerry, Martin Indyk and their respective staff's sweat…
  • The Horror: Iraq Class of '03 Mounts Rerun

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In an orgy of public preening, the Iraq ‘Class of '03’ flooded print and television media post Mosul’s capture by ISIS forces in Iraq last week. If one had hoped for the merest dose of humility given the calamitous missteps this hearty band of adventurers had presided over, manifold disappointment was instead in the offing. Here was Jerry Bremer--he of the Timberland boots dutifully donned for the neo-colonial rigors (and whose De-Ba’athification campaign was a signal contributing factor to the disaster that is today’s Iraq)--breezily stating: “I’m not in favor of sending combat…
  • An Epidemic of Putin Derangement Syndrome

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Washington D.C., points beyond and assorted ‘elite opinion’ appear to be undergoing another period best described as a moronic inferno (if memory serves, an old Martin Amis phrase). The immediate cause of this epidemic of hysteria is of course Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea. Mr. Putin’s actions have been compared to Adolf Hitler’s, with former Secretary of State, putative next Democratic President and dynastic doyenne Hillary Clinton peddling such comparisons (at a private fundraiser in California, of course!). Sharp—if somewhat Russophobe—voices like Zbigniew Brzezinski…
  • What To Do--And Not Do--About Ukraine

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    “Yet, Kievan Russia, like the golden days of childhood, was never dimmed in the memory of the Russian nation. In the pure fountain of her literary works anyone who wills can quench his religious thirst; in her venerable authors he can find his guide through the complexities of the modern world. Kievan Christianity has the same value for the Russian religious mind as Pushkin for the artistic sense: that of a standard, a golden measure, a royal way.” --Georgy Fedotov “The problem of the origin of the first Russian state, that of Kiev, is exceedingly complex and controversial.”…
 
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  • Bangladesh: Disturbing increase in disappearances, clampdown on press freedom

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing.  September 2, 2014 Bangladeshi authorities must immediately tackle a disturbing rise in enforced disappearances over the past two years, stop the use of torture, and end their increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing.  read more
  • India: End use of archaic sedition law to curb freedom of expression

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today.  September 2, 2014  The arrest and detention of a 25-year-old man accused of sedition for allegedly disrespecting India’s national symbols is a reminder of how archaic laws continue to be used to curb free speech in India, Amnesty International India said today.   read more
  • Big Brother knows best

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Governments around the world are taking control of the internet to crack down on freedom of expression, censor information on rights violations and carry out indiscriminate surveillance in the name of national security.  September 1, 2014 Governments around the world are taking control of the internet to crack down on freedom of expression online, censor information on rights violations and carry out indiscriminate surveillance of users in the name of national security.Below are some shocking examples of government interference and surveillance online, selected to show both the scale and…
  • Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today. September 1, 2014 The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today. The organization called on future hosts to set a better example while highlighting violations of Internet freedom by the US, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and Viet Nam.The event, which takes place in Istanbul between 2 and 5 September, brings…
  • Gruesome evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq as Islamic State moves to wipe out minorities

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary killings and abductions, against ethnic and religious minorities.   September 1, 2014 Fresh evidence uncovered by Amnesty International indicates that members of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) have launched a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, carrying out war crimes, including mass summary…
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    Fast Company

  • Netflix Will Let Viewers Privately Share TV and Movie Recommendations

    Alice Truong
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Recommendations will no longer show up on users' news feeds.You may not mind telling your Facebook friends that you are binge watching House of Cards, but it might be a different story when it comes to, say, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.Read Full Story
  • Reddit Launches Mobile AMA App

    Ainsley O'Connell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    The company tries to present a friendly face to new users--and native advertisersReddit, the 113 million-strong online community where discussions about quantum physics exist alongside NSFW photos, is entering a new chapter. After hinting for months at plans to increase its revenue and its mobile capabilities, the company launched a mobile iOS app for its popular "Ask Me Anything" content earlier this week.Read Full Story
  • Why Google Won't Be Sending A Drone To Your Doorstep Anytime Soon

    Pavithra Mohan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    According to NASA, drones won't replace humans without an air traffic control system in place to prevent nefarious 24-esque hacks.Last week, Google introduced Project Wing, an experimental, drone-based delivery system being developed by the semi-secret Google X innovation lab. The announcement came barely nine months after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed his plans to deliver packages to customers via octocopter in under 30 minutes.Read Full Story
  • Germany Bans Uber, Promises $327,422 Fine Per Illegal Ride

    Peter Wade
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Plus, a look at Uber's legal troubles across the globe.Isn't it ironic? Uber, the ride-sharing service that borrows its name from the German language, has been banned in Germany. A Frankfurt court on Tuesday imposed a fine of $327,422 per ride for any Uber car found violating the ban.Read Full Story
  • Every Frame Of 5 Famous Films, Distilled Down To Their Color Palettes

    Carey Dunne
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    In "The Colors of Motion," a designer averages the colors of every frame of a film to explore how color shapes a visual story.When watching a film, thinking about color often takes a back seat to thinking about characters and plot. But unbeknownst to many viewers those elements are often strongly shaped by the colors in which they're rendered. (Just think about the transition from black-and-white to color in The Wizard of Oz.) With "The Colors of Motion," designer Charlie Clark offers an intriguing exploration of how color affects a film's mood. In the series, he extracts the average hue from…
 
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  • UN Chief "alarmed" by Israel seizure of land in West Bank

    Sandra Guy
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called “state land” nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank. Ban Ki-moon warned that the seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. He said that as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions, the Israeli action is illegal under international law and runs counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution. The UN chief…
  • Life-saving supplies enter Amerli in Iraq after siege lifted

    Jocelyne Sambira
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by the recent fighting in Iraq.© UNHCR/E.Colt Forty-five metric tonnes of life-saving supplies have been delivered to the population of the town of Amerli in Iraq following the end of a two month siege, according to UNICEF. An estimated 3,000 women, children and their families had been living in dire conditions, the agency says, trapped by the Islamic militant group ISIL. The siege was lifted through the action of the Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga and others with air support from the United States. The…
  • UN Daily News 02 September 2014

    Sandra Guy
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • Vaccination for children at a standstill due to Ebola, says UNICEF

    Sandra Guy
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    UNICEF@PHOTO The Ebola virus disease is creating very negative effects for children in West Africa—mostly on health care and education—according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The agency says vital health care services for children have come to a standstill in Ebola affected countries, with routine vaccination services no longer taking place. There is also concern that up to one million children in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria may miss months of school. The disease has already claimed over 1,500 lives in the region. Patrick Maigua asked UNICEF spokesperson…
  • Over 1 million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity: UN

    Sandra Guy
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    UN Photo/Tobin Jones A crisis is unfolding in Somalia with over one million people facing acute food insecurity, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the country has warned. That's up 20 per cent from more than 850,000 six month ago, Philippe Lazzarini said. The findings were issued by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network on Tuesday. According to the assessment, the decline in the food security situation is owed to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices and conflict. Concerted efforts are urgently required to prevent a "free for all", Mr…
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  • Robert Wood: Robotic Insects

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Robert Wood: Robotic Insects Electrical engineer Robert Wood leads a team at Harvard University that invents and develops entirely new classes of microrobots poised to play a transformative role in medicine, search-and-rescue missions, and agriculture. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Robert_Wood_Robotic_Insects
  • Sanga Moses: Using Waste to Fuel Africa

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Sanga Moses: Using Waste to Fuel Africa Social entrepreneur and National Geographic Explorer Sanga Moses' vision of providing Africa with clean and inexpensive cooking energy is not only helping the environment, but is also empowering his fellow Africans who play an important role in his innovative business. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Sanga_Moses_Using_Waste_to_Fuel_Africa
  • Shivani Bhalla: Securing a Future for Lions

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Shivani Bhalla: Securing a Future for Lions Conservation biologist Shivani Bhalla is recruiting Kenyan warriors to safeguard the future of the country's rapidly declining lion population. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Shivani_Bhalla_Securing_a_Future_for_Lions
  • Anne Neuberger: Inside the NSA

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Anne Neuberger: Inside the NSA The NSA's failures are public headlines.  Its successes are secret.  These days America's National Security Agency lives at the intersection of two paranoias-governmental fears of attack and citizen fears about loss of privacy.  Both paranoias were exacerbated by a pair of devastating attacks-9/11 and Edward Snowden.  The agency now has to evolve rapidly while managing its normal heavy traffic of threats and staying ahead of the ever-accelerating frontier of cyber capabilities.In the emerging era of transparency, and in the thick of transition, what does the…
  • bell hooks: Are You Still a Slave?

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    bell hooks: Are You Still a Slave? The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) presents a conversation with bell hooks, scholar-in-residence at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (http://www.newschool.edu/lang) and other leading voices in black feminism and the LGBTQ community: author Marci Blackman (Tradition), film director Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners), and author and activist Janet Mock (Redefining Realness), about liberating the black female body. For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a…
 
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  • Check out the indoor ocean in Maryland where Navy ships are tested

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Navy has to test its ships somewhere, but the way the Naval Surface Warfare Center is using wave-testing is truly fascinating.The center's indoor ocean, which is housed in suburban Maryland, lies in a pool the size of a football field and contains 12 million gallons of water. In it, the Naval Surface Warfare Center uses 216 electronic wave boards to mimic eight types of ocean conditions, making the indoor ocean "the most sophisticated scientific wave-testing basin of its size in the world," according to Smithsonian magazine. Smithsonian's Abigail Tucker likens the wave boards to "giant…
  • Apple denies responsibility for celebrity photo hack

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    After nearly two days of investigation, Apple has concluded that it is not responsible for the security failure that enabled hackers to steal hundreds of private photos from celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton and disseminate them across the internet."We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities," said the company in a statement. "When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source."Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more…
  • Alaska Democrats merge with independent candidate for governor

    By Eric Kleefeld
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Alaska Democrats are taking an unusual step in the gubernatorial campaign in this red state, the Alaska Dispatch News reports. They are formally dropping their own party's ticket for the office, and merging with an independent candidate in order to take on Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.The state Democratic party's central committee voted Monday night, by an 89-2 margin, to form an "Alaska First Unity ticket" in which they endorse independent Bill Walker, a former Republican. In exchange, Democratic nominee Byron Mallott is dropping his campaign — and becoming Walker's running mate as a…
  • Colts owner Jim Irsay suspended 6 games, fined $500,000 for OWI arrest

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    The NFL on Tuesday suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 for his bizarre drugged driving arrest. Earlier in the day, Irsay pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.The fine was the maximum allowable per the league's personal conduct policy.Irsay was arrested in March while driving with oxycodone and hydrocodone in his system. He also had $29,000 in cash and several bottles of prescription painkillers in the car when he was stopped, according to police. More
  • Parents of slain Seal Team Six member call for Obama's resignation

    By Teresa Mull
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Billy and Karen Vaughn lost their only son, Seal Team Six member Aaron Carson Vaughn, in 2011 in Afghanistan when he and 32 others were killed after their helicopter was shot down.Reacting to the brutal beheading of fellow American James Foley, the photojournalist who was executed on camera by ISIS last month, the Vaughns are calling for President Obama's resignation in light of his "lack of leadership."The Vaughns wrote a letter on Monday "calling out Mr. Obama's decision to go golfing after holding an important press conference on the Foley video."The World Tribune published the letter...
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    More Intelligent Life

  • REINVENTING THE ROCK DOC

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Short Read: for his cinema highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a film featuring musician Nick Cave that coasts between fiction and fact From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 In “20,000 Days on Earth”, Nick Cave reminisces about the top-20 duet he recorded with Kylie Minogue (above) in 1995. 
According to the rules of the rockdocumentary genre, that’s the director’s cue to slot in an excerpt of the song in question. But Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard—visual artists turned film-makers—seem not to have read those unwritten rules. They don’t just omit the Kylie duet,…
  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT'S THE POINT?

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Does life have a meaning? We asked seven writers, including Philip Pullman and Elizabeth Kolbert, to search their soulshere are their answers From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 PHILIP PULLMAN NovelistHere we are, alive and conscious, in a universe that seems to be made of material things like atoms and quarks and Higgs bosons and so on, which are undoubtedly there but possess enigmatic, ghostlike properties that are hard to grasp, such as entanglement and the wave/particle duality. What are we to make of it all? I start with consciousness. I am certainly conscious, and…
  • IF THE BOOT FITS

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Applied Fashion Special: sick of searching for the boot to end all boots, Rebecca Willis went to the top: shoe designer Tracey Neuls. Together they created the perfect answerwell, almost From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 As the door to the street opens and closes, the shoes move slightly in the breeze. They hang from the ceiling on bright orange ribbons; the walls around them are white. One pair, steel-blue and frilled with a row of tiny leather oak leaves, has a curved heel, tapering like an animal’s claw. Another has the slightly worn shagginess of a much-loved teddy…
  • HE THREW AWAY REALISM

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Felix Barrett, founder of Punchdrunk, credits Edward Gordon Craig with shaping our understanding of theatre today From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 By the time he was in his early 20s Edward Gordon Craig was the leading actor of his generation, but then he decided to become a director-designer instead. He threw away everything that he had been living on and was famous for. Theatre then was very two-dimensional, very performer- and language-led; it was all about spectacle, with painted scenery that had to be as life-like as possible. He realised that…
  • AN AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the computer scientist Daphne Koller admires the courage and modesty of Sally Ride  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 Sally Ride was at Stanford, working towards her PhD, when she ran across an advert from NASA in the student newspaper, saying they were looking for astronauts and that women were now eligible to apply. She realised this was an opportunity to take a step forward—for women’s rights and also for women’s achievements. As far as I know there were about 8,000 applicants for that one position and she got the job. She flew twice in the…
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Major Garrett fills in for Bob Schieffer and speaks to Senator John McCain about American strategy against ISIS and the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Representatives Peter King of New York and Adam Smith of Washington also offer their perspective. Plus, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/24

    CBS Radio News
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks with former CIA deputy director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell about the growing threat of ISIS, and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte joins to speak about the tragic killing of Journalist James Foley by the militant organization. Also on the show, Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. discusses the future of Ferguson and what he proposes should be done to change police procedures, and Paul Ryan discusses his new book and the future of the Republican party. Plus, Actor Gary Sinise joins Bob In Washington D.C. as the newest…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/17

    CBS Radio News
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about his plans to reduce tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers has the latest from Ferguson and also on the show, NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks and Georgetown University Sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson discuss the impact of young Michael Brown's death. Representative Mike Rogers and Correspondent Charlie D'Agata have the latest on Iraq and on today's panel Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, and Peter Baker of the…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/10

    CBS Radio News
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondents Holly Williams, Charlie D'Agata, and Clarissa Ward who have the latest on the violence in Gaza and Iraq. Also on the show, Senator Jack Reed of the Armed Services Committee, former US Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organization. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein discuss the 40th anniversary of former President Richard Milhous Nixon's resignation, and David Rhode and Michael Crowley join Schieffer on the panel.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/3

    CBS Radio News
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Norah O'Donnell sits down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as they prepare for the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit. They discuss whether the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa will affect the meeting. Also, Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency talks exclusively with Face the Nation on the violence in Gaza. Senator Saxby Chambliss joins the show to discuss the latest conflict simmering between the CIA and Congress. And on the panel…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • Drury Class Joins Little Free Library Movement

    Julie Greene
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    “Take a book. Leave a book.” That’s the slogan for Little Free Library, a worldwide, community-building movement aimed at fostering a love of books and reading. Here in Springfield, one Drury University class has decided to dive headfirst into the movement by building their own. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
  • Springfield Resident Hosts Buddhist Dāna Ceremony

    Bailey Wiles
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    It was a unique scene inside the home of a Springfield professor Monday, on a day where many Americans workers were enjoying the Labor Day respite. KSMU’s Bailey Wiles attended a traditional Dāna ceremony that honors monks and brings us this report. 
  • When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

    Hannah Bloch
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Most of us overlook the ground beneath our feet. But when Gayatri Datar, 28, looks at the floor, she sees an opportunity to improve public health.A research trip to Rwanda last year, when she was a Stanford University M.B.A. student, transformed Datar's perspective. "I kept seeing dirt floors," she recalls.For those who had to live and sleep on them, "it was clearly an unsanitary environment. Dust is kicked up in the dry season. In the rainy season, there are puddles. It's a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist

    editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    An Islamic radical group released a video on Tuesday that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, had threatened Sotloff's life when it released a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley two weeks ago.At the time, the militants said Sotloff's life depended on the actions of the U.S.
  • Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security

    Bill Chappell
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, in an apparent breach of security that is raising new questions about storing personal information online."This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's spokeswoman said Sunday, after nude images of the actress and others began to emerge online.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • How I Got On TEDx And How You Can Too!

    Skyler McCurine
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Skyler McCurine talks to The NextWomen about her incredible experience speaking at a TEDx event and her journey to the stage.read more
  • Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin

    Octavia Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.read more
  • Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland...

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    ...And maybe there is a revolution in that.Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP. Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate lifestyle.read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

    Guest Author
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees. The transition from farm life to the concrete city life inspired them to create SkinYoga and to share with the world the importance of leading a yogic lifestyle.read more
  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald discusses...read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Apple blames leaked nude celebrity photos on 'targeted attack'

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    There was no iCloud breach, the company claims(macworld.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Hackers make drive-by download attacks stealthier with fileless infections

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Cybercriminals are increasingly infecting computers with malware that resides only in memory in order to make their attacks harder to detect.Recent attacks launched with the Angler exploit kit—a Web-based attack tool—injected malicious code directly into other processes and did not create malicious files on affected computers, an independent malware researcher known online as Kafeine said Sunday in a blog post.Fileless malware threats are not new, but their use is rare, especially in large scale attacks, because they don’t persist across system reboots when random access memory (RAM) is…
  • Apple says iCloud flaw not at root of celebrity photo hack

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The company detailed progress in its ongoing investigation into the incident that led to publication of celebrities' private photos.
  • A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    The words I said while playing A City Sleeps, Harmonix's new bullet-hell game, cannot and should not be reprinted, so we can make some up. "Mother-finger!" I yelled after dying ten seconds into the game. "Son of a birch beer!" I said after the boss swatted me down for the tenth time. "Bucking rod plan it!" I said as the entire screen filled with bullets for me to dodge. I sat with Harmonix's Nick Chester near the Dance Central stage at PAX, hunched over a laptop trying not to die. And failing. And failing. And failing. And cursing. And cursing. And cursing. "Yeah, the game gets hard really…
  • Compuware switches to private ownership

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Freeing itself from the fetters of public-investor expectations, IT infrastructure company Compuware is becoming privately held, with equity investment firm Thoma Bravo purchasing the company outright for approximately US$2.5 billion.“Compuware is now best suited to focus on its core mainframe and [application performance management] businesses as a private-equity backed company, “ said Bob Paul, Compuware CEO, in a statement, adding that the move will give the company more flexibility to manage its business with a long term vision.Current shareholders of Compuware will get an aggregate…
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    theGrio

  • Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union wed in Miami

    theGrio
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Dwyane Wade lost Heat teammate LeBron James to Cleveland back in July. But the summer wasn’t a total loss for the former Finals MVP — he wed longtime girlfriend Gabrielle Union Saturday night in Miami. Wade, 32, proposed to Union in December. They had been dating for four years, according to E! Online. Union posted a photo of her new family on Instagram: The 41-year-old actress has been a fixture at Miami Heat games since the couple made it official. The couple married at the Chateau Artisan castle. The mansion, which is surrounded by a moat, is nearly 20,000 square feet and…
  • CeeLo Green: It’s only rape if women ‘remember’ it happening

    Carrie Healey
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Singer and co-host of The Voice CeeLo Green plead no contest to charges alleging he gave a woman ecstasy without her consent during dinner in 2012. The 33-year-old woman claims she was drugged while out to dinner in Los Angeles with the entertainer and does not remember anything that followed until she woke up next to Green in bed the next morning. Green was charged with felony drug possession; however, a rape charge was never filed due to a lack of evidence. Green’s lawyers claimed everything that happened was consensual. Green was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of…
  • Beyoncé and Jay Z cuddle up at ‘Made in America’

    Chris Witherspoon
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Beyoncé and Jay Z looked “Crazy in Love” at the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Los Angeles Sunday. One week after sharing a kiss during the MTV VMA’s, the couple once again shut down the divorce rumors. The two cutely cuddled up throughout much of the star-packed performances. Neither Beyoncé nor Jay Z hit the stage, but Hov waved to fans while perched above the crowd watching Kanye West’s set. Kanye made sure to give Jay a shoutout during his performance. Follow Chris Witherspoon on Twitter for more entertainment news at @WitherspoonC.  
  • High school football player collapses, dies after practice sprints

    theGrio
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    A high school football practice took a tragic turn Monday. Curtis High School junior defensive tackle Miles Kirkland-Thomas collapsed and died following a series of wind sprints, his father told the New York Daily News.  Kirkland-Thomas, 16, showed up late for practice and was asked by coaches to complete some sprints to make up for his tardiness. The Daily News reports he stopped after completing two sprints. He then collapsed while talking to one of his coaches. He went into cardiac arrest and later died at a Staten Island hospital. Below are a few photos from Kirkland-Thomas’…
  • Winans Brothers discuss being ‘sexy for Jesus’

    Chris Witherspoon
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Legendary gospel siblings BeBe, Marvin and Carvin Winans have teamed up to create a new sound through their trio, 3 Winans Brothers. With 17 Grammy Awards between them, 3WB is set to release their highly anticipated debut album, Foreign Land, on September 30th. In an interview with theGrio.com, 3WB opened up about their journey as Gospel recording artists spanning several decades. The brothers discussed how they were steadfast in their conviction to uphold their image as Gospel artists and not delve into singing secular music. “I came to the altar before I came to a Grammy…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Stiff Little Fingers

    Falling James
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Stiff Little Fingers emerged from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1977, their militantly raucous sound echoed the violent contradictions of their religiously and politically divided hometown. Early songs such as "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster" decried the waste and ruin of "the Troubles," and lead singer Jake Burns' hoarse-throated roar... by Falling James When Stiff Little Fingers emerged from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1977, their militantly raucous sound echoed the violent contradictions of their religiously and politically divided hometown. Early songs such as "Suspect…
  • Don Chente and Aro Latin Reviews: Two New Ventures from Rocio Camacho

    Besha Rodell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    For the past few years, Rocio Camacho has been spreading her love around Los Angeles, in the form of mole. Beginning as a cook at Moles La Tia in East L.A. and then at her own venture, Rocio's Moles de los Dioses, Camacho has redefined mole for some of us, and significantly heightened the experience for many others.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Vacancy Has Colorful Dialogue, But It's Not Clear What It's Trying to Say

    Deborah Klugman
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    The Vacancy is one of those dark comedies that challenges you to figure out just what it’s trying to say. Written and directed by Jeptha Storm, it features colorful dialogue and potentially vivid characters, neither of which quite make up for the question marks that mar the story.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The 3% Surcharge Catches On: The Lucques Group Introduces Healthcare For Employees

    Besha Rodell
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Back when Republique opened late last year, the most hotly debated aspect of the restaurant was not the food or the redesign of the iconic building in which it's housed, but rather the 3% surcharge added to all checks to cover healthcare for the restaurant's employees. On Yelp and in comments on this website and others, customers vowed never to give the restaurant their business.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Best and Worst of Burning Man 2014

    Katie Bain
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Nearly 70,000 people turned out for Burning Man this year, which went down in Northern Nevada this past week, and was not washed away, as feared.  We were there too! Below are the best and worst of what we experienced.  Worst A Woman Dies A woman was struck and killed by an art car in the early hours of Thursday morning.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Plastic Garbage Patch

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Plastic Garbage Patch PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: pacific, ocean, great, garbage, patch, pollution, environment, plastic Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ferguson Missouri Police

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Ferguson Missouri Police PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: ferguson, missouri, police, riots, shooting, militarization, overreaction, protests, looting Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Back to Iraq

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Back to Iraq PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: iraq, quagmire, ISIS, IS, ISIL, islamic, state, sunnis, shiites, civil, war, usa, military, bomb Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Russian Hackers

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Russian Hackers PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: russian, hacker, privacy, password, username, computer, internet, security, credit, card Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Atmosperic Carbon

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Atmosperic Carbon PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: carbon, atmosphere, climate, change, global, warming, missile, mideast, ukraine, war, russia, palestinians, hamas, israel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Stiff Little Fingers

    Falling James
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When Stiff Little Fingers emerged from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1977, their militantly raucous sound echoed the violent contradictions of their religiously and politically divided hometown. Early songs such as "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster" decried the waste and ruin of "the Troubles," and lead singer Jake Burns' hoarse-throated roar... by Falling James When Stiff Little Fingers emerged from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1977, their militantly raucous sound echoed the violent contradictions of their religiously and politically divided hometown. Early songs such as "Suspect…
  • Don Chente and Aro Latin Reviews: Two New Ventures from Rocio Camacho

    Besha Rodell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    For the past few years, Rocio Camacho has been spreading her love around Los Angeles, in the form of mole. Beginning as a cook at Moles La Tia in East L.A. and then at her own venture, Rocio's Moles de los Dioses, Camacho has redefined mole for some of us, and significantly heightened the experience for many others.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Vacancy Has Colorful Dialogue, But It's Not Clear What It's Trying to Say

    Deborah Klugman
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    The Vacancy is one of those dark comedies that challenges you to figure out just what it’s trying to say. Written and directed by Jeptha Storm, it features colorful dialogue and potentially vivid characters, neither of which quite make up for the question marks that mar the story.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The 3% Surcharge Catches On: The Lucques Group Introduces Healthcare For Employees

    Besha Rodell
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Back when Republique opened late last year, the most hotly debated aspect of the restaurant was not the food or the redesign of the iconic building in which it's housed, but rather the 3% surcharge added to all checks to cover healthcare for the restaurant's employees. On Yelp and in comments on this website and others, customers vowed never to give the restaurant their business.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Best and Worst of Burning Man 2014

    Katie Bain
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Nearly 70,000 people turned out for Burning Man this year, which went down in Northern Nevada this past week, and was not washed away, as feared.  We were there too! Below are the best and worst of what we experienced.  Worst A Woman Dies A woman was struck and killed by an art car in the early hours of Thursday morning.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Recruiting volunteer firefighters — in Colorado and Australia

    Bill Gabbert
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    A fire near Craig, Colorado in 2000. Photo by Bill Gabbert. Relying on unpaid volunteers to fight wildfires and structure fires is the only feasible way to provide fire protection services in some rural areas. Many of these departments are finding that as residents, especially the younger generation, move into cities, the departments are faced with declining numbers of firefighters. Below are excerpts from two articles on the issue, from Colorado and South Australia. From KUNC, Community Radio for Colorado: Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado’s residents, with solely…
  • Wildfire potential, September through December

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center has issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for September through December, 2014. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the eleven Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit. If their predictions are accurate, firefighters could be busy in Washington and Oregon through October, and busy in southern California into December. The fall fire season in the southeast looks like it will be normal or slower than normal. September Above normal fire potential will remain…
  • Video: Northwest Territories fire

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Doug “put this video together during an ignition tour in the Northwest Territories this summer”.
  • Boeing applies for patent on parachute-delivered fire suppression system

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    An illustration from Boeing’s patent application #13/776,733 The Boeing Company has applied for a patent on a parachute-based system for applying a suppressant to fires. The devices would be ejected from an aircraft and descend to the fire at 30 to 200 mph. A guidance system would use a glide control structure to fly along a calculated path from the ejection point to the designated location of the fire. The release altitude would be determined by a GPS or a radar altimeter assisted by a fire detection sensor that would increase the accuracy of the flight. An optional component would be…
  • Wildfire briefing, August 31, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Happy Camp Complex Fire. InciWeb photo (undated & uncredited). Happy Camp Complex The Happy Camp Complex of fires in a remote area of northwestern California continued to chew up additional acres on Saturday, though at a somewhat slower rate than the previous two days. Now mapped at 62,626 acres, a 24-hour increase of 4,904 acres, it has reached Highway 96 near the small community of Seiad Valley. Several areas are under a mandatory evacuation order affecting 250 homes, and approximately 695 homes are threatened. The fire is being fought by 2,116 personnel, 52 crews, 137 engines, 19…
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update

    Scott &#38; White Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Megan Ritzi, 18, of Fort Worth is nearing the end of her treatment at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas. The Baylor University student survived an automobile accident in July, which occurred as she and three other students were traveling to a clarinet performance in Louisiana. She was initially transported to Scott & White Memorial […] The post Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics

    Scott Clark
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The chamber’s survey found 10 percent of businesses with more than 50 employees were considering offering health care at their place of business. Scott & White, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is using the data to help plan for the future. The post Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

    Deontrea Jones
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    TEMPLE, Texas – Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, was honored in the 2014 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. According to Becker’s, organizations who made this year’s list are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes […] The post Scott & White Memorial Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Dr. William Rayburn to be honored by Texas A&M College of Medicine

    Scott Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Dr. Rayburn will be honored at the College of Medicine donor recognition dinner at Traditions Country Club in Bryan. Mike Middleton, M.D, a College of Medicine Alumni Association trustee, will present the award. He was selected based on his community and medical education achievements. The post Dr. William Rayburn to be honored by Texas A&M College of Medicine appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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  • Pakistan Accuses Protest Leaders of Treason, Terrorism

    Mike Rivero
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The Pakistani government has registered a complaint accusing protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri of treason, terrorism, and interfering in the affairs of the state. The incident report was filed with police, relating to weekend protests, which they dubbed “riots.”
  • NATO May Hold Drills, Set Up Military Training Centre In Georgia – Rasmussen

    Mike Rivero
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    NATO may hold military drills and establish a military training center in Georgia, NATO Secretary General Andrers Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday. According to Rasmussen, alliance plans to increase cooperation between Georgian Armed Forces and NATO and organize military drills inside Georgia. Rasmussen emphasized that NATO plans to establish a military training center in Georgia in order to attract the alliance’s partners.
  • NSA docs reveal U.S. hand in tracking and killing Kurdish separatists

    NotForSale2NWO
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    TURKISH GOVERNMENT IS ‘BOTH PARTNER AND TARGET’ FOR US SPYING, DER SPIEGELAND INTERCEPT JOINTLY REPORT
  • NATO summit: War or peace?

    Mike Rivero
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Twenty-five kilometers of fifteen-foot high, reinforced steel-mesh crowd proof fencing. 20,000 heavily armed, well equipped and dark-uniformed militia have started arriving daily. Military defense plans have been finalized. Already, adrenaline is in the air. There is a fight coming. Is this Gaza? No. This is the NATO Summit. You, your civil rights, your quest for peace, and your demand for a return to real democracy and pursuit of happiness are not wanted here. You do not matter!
  • Corporate Media Propaganda Uses ‘Social Proof’ To Manipulate Public

    MTJ
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you've been tuning in to TV news lately, there's been a lot of chatter about what sort of military action the United States should take against the Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. While the public isn't eager for any new wars, the front page of USA Today was trying to change that narrative.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

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

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

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. See the insides as I ‘unbox’ it live Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

    david
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years. What are the major causes? Which year was the worse? What’s the overall pattern? How safe is modern aviation? » See the visualisation Created by our commercial @IIBStudio label for BBC Future. Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements

    david
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? Taliban? ISIS? A visual guide to the major & notable sects, schools & movements within Islam. Much confusion and chaos reigning in Iraq, amid the complex territorial, historical and doctrinal allegiances and enmities of the wider Arab world. I’m feeling confused by the breeze-block reporting of this situation as a straight Sunni vs. Shia conflict. So here’s a diagram that at least differentiates some of the major and notable schools & branches with Islam and gives a little context and location for groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS…
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India

  • Do you wake up with a headache?

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalHave you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers the pain. The reasons can vary from improper sleep to a shrill alarm or a bad night bulb.  In fact, it a proven fact that migraines are often triggered off in the mornings. Make sure that your mind and body is well rested. Try to go to bed early. Inadequate sleep is one of the major…
  • US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalWASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi and Kurdish forces near a major dam in northern Iraq.The Mosul Dam, just north of the city of the same name, has become a focus of fighting between jihadists and Kurdish forces since the United States launched an air campaign last month.US Central Command said US jets had continued their bombardment…
  • Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIn a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit. ”Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space. Just 23 days more to reach Mars”, Indian Space Research Organisation said in its micro-blogging site. It said the spacecraft has travelled 622 million…
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets 10 million Twitter followers

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information Portal“10 MILLION!! ON TWITTER!! YEEAAAHH!! Thank you all that follow me! Next target 20,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. The most followed Twitter user in India, the 71-year-old is known for his versatility on the platform. He keeps his fans entertained by frequently tweeting about issues of national and international importance, sharing moments from his personal and professional life, and connecting with his fans personally by replying to…
  • ‘No military solution’ to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers on Tuesday “there is no military solution” to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a “great war”. As NATO prepares to upgrade its combat readiness in eastern Europe, Ban said he was greatly concerned at developments in Ukraine and wanted to avoid further deterioration to “a very chaotic and dangerous situation”. “I know the European…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Prime Minister Christie comes to inspect Bahamar

    media
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Prime Minister Christie inspects Bahamar as the property is set to put thousands of Bahamians back to work! NASSAU, The Bahamas -  Prime Minister Perry Christie along with members of his Cabinet toured Baha Mar today with the luxury resort’s Chairman and CEO, Sarkis Izmirlian. Mr. Christie along with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson; Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle; Director of Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Candia Ferguson and Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel got a first-hand glimpse…
  • Local Government Regional Roundtable Discussions To Improve Local Government Systems

    media
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Prime Minister Christie opens regional Local Government forum. Nassau, The Bahamas — Local government leaders throughout the region held roundtable discussions this weekend to further the development of local government systems, and discuss sustainable development goals to end poverty and disparity. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie officially opened the Caribbean Forum of Local Government Ministers (CFLGM) and Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) Meetings, August 30, in the Arawak Room, Melia Nassau Beach Hotel. The regional delegates were hosted by…
  • The BIGGEST Carnival Party to hit this side of the world will be in the Bahamas!

    media
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Launch Photo Highlights… Photos: David Mackey - TheBahamasWeekly.com May 7th – 9th 2015; Junkanoo, live bands, cultural show, indigenous colorful costumes designed and made by Bahamians…. Nassau, Bahamas – August 27th, 2014 an explosion of Bahamian culture erupted at Pompey Square as persons from all walks of life converged there to experience a cultural RUSH unlike any other that has ever taken place in The Bahamas. It was the official launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival set to be a post-Lenten five weeks festival of events, highlighting…
  • CWC CEO Phil Bentley Outlines the New BTC

    media
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    BTC commitment to build the Bahamas continues.... CWC CEO Phil Bentley Outlines the New BTC Foreshadows $170M investment upgrade toward world class network . NASSAU, Bahamas – In an address to attendees at the August 29th announcement of the majority economic interest in BTC moving to The Bahamas government and the people of The Bahamas, Phil Bentley, CEO of Cable and Wireless Communications, (CWC) foreshadowed new initiatives and plans to transform BTC into a world class telecommunications company. Top of the list, a $170M investment upgrade in BTC networks and to deliver additional…
  • VAT Department Issues Guidance Notes and more information…

    media
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    NASSAU, Bahamas — The VAT Department recently issued VAT Guidance Notes to further familiarize the public on Value Added Tax, and in this instance on the tax as applied to these services: finance and insurance, transportation of passengers and goods, retail and wholesale trade, construction, land and property information, medical and healthcare, education, charities, clubs and associations; there is also VAT and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, and the tax with respect to motor vehicles. The department stated that additional Guidance Notes will be issued to apply to the areas of hotel and…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • State-owned drinks maker begins job-shedding talks

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    The Finnish state-owned drinks producer Altia is beginning talks with employees over the axing of up to 120 jobs across Finland, Sweden and Norway.The cuts will be among administrative and managerial staff, with a maximum of 50 posts in Finland expected to go.“Our operations are seasonal meaning volumes change depending on the month,” Altia’s CEO Pekka Tennilä said.Altia, which is wholly owned by the Finnish state, aims to increase its profitability by making savings of 20 million euros by the end of next year. Altia produces and sells well-known Finnish brands such as hard liquor…
  • PM Stubb defends anti-Russian sanctions: "Our values aren’t for sale"

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Prime Minister Stubb chose the Parliament as his latest platform to defend Finland’s participation in a European Union programme of sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine. Stubb pointed out that Russia had violated the principles of international justice and infringed on Ukraine’s territorial integrity by annexing the Crimean peninsula and by destabilising the country. As such he said, economic intervention was unavoidable.“Our fundamental values aren’t for sale,” Stubb said.The PM noted however that from the very beginning of the crisis in Ukraine Finland had stressed…
  • Wealthy Finns reveal hidden assets as Swiss bank secrecy comes to an end

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    The Finnish Tax Administration’s lead counsel Matti Merisalo confirmed that authorities received dozens of requests to correct tax data. Authorities are now considering what kinds of penalties to apply to these individuals for not declaring additional income. For the most part the declarations comprise interest income ranging from a few thousand euros to tens of thousands of euros per person. An individual would have to have deposits of nearly one million euros to earn tens of thousands of euros in interest. “The income would certainly be taxed. In addition we will consider other…
  • Fortum’s 136m euro fine revoked

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    The Tax Administration’s Appeals board has cancelled a huge demand for back-tax issued to the energy firm Fortum. The 136.4 million euro bill, which was due for the company’s Belgian subsidiary’s 2007 results, will now be ripped up.Fortum said that the tax had been paid in Belgium, but the Finnish taxman argued that the firm’s profits should be taxed in Finland, where its head office is located.Fortum appealed against the ruling, arguing that the Belgian profits should not be taxed twice. The ruling complies with a judgement handed down by the Supreme Administrative Court in favour of…
  • US planes land at Helsinki-Vantaa ahead of Obama’s Tallinn trip

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    The US President Barack Obama’s visit to Estonia has brought an unusual visitor to Helsinki. A plane named Air Force Two, which is the call sign used by the US Vice President, landed in Finland on Tuesday along with a Hercules transport plane.The US embassy confirmed that two planes related to Obama’s visit were at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The planes are US government aircraft.Estonia has previously announced that it is tightening vigilance at its borders ahead of the visit. Those visiting on ferries from Finland, and any other Estonian border, will need official photo ID. Driving…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • What Jeff Koons has wrought

    thuudung
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Jeff Koons is an entrepreneur, not an artist. A Wall Street guy who forever changed the art world. His formula for success: size + garishness = big money… more
  • My Own Nothingness

    thuudung
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    According to Aristotle, to understand something we must grasp what it is not. We must come to terms with nothingness. But how?… more
  • Feminism Unfinished

    thuudung
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We think of feminism as having unfolded in “waves” – first, second, and so on. Now it unfolds in hashtags, more identity than politics… more
  • Latitudes of Acceptance

    thuudung
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The scientific mood has soured. The emphasis is on taking down other scholars and falsifying results, not generating constructive ideas… more
  • Instructions for intoxication

    thuudung
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Winemaking has been revolutionized. Most everything being bottled is clean, fruity, smooth, easy to drink, and completely boring… more
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Internet Video Purports To Show Sotloff Beheading

    VOA
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    By VOA An internet video uploaded by Islamic State Tuesday, purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. White House spokesman Josh Earnest could not confirm the beheading but told reporters “our thoughts and prayers” are with Sotloff’s family. The latest Internet post follows the video release of the gruesome beheading of U.S. freelance journalist Jim Foley last month. Sotloff was taken captive in Syria in August 2013, roughly a year after Foley was taken hostage and worked for Time and Foreign Policy magazines. He had last appeared in the video of…
  • Troopers Seize Over 700 lbs of Chinook Salmon

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    By Albany Tribune Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man on several commercial fish-related charges after seizing 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. Troopers also seized an illegal 1,200 foot gillnet used to catch the fish. On August 28, two OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers on nighttime boat patrol were conducting compliance checks on commercial gillnet fishermen on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. During the boat patrol the troopers were checking fishermen for proper licensing, gear…
  • Text Of Letter From President Obama: War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    By Albany Tribune TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE September 1, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq for the limited purposes of stopping the advance on Erbil by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), supporting civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar, and supporting operations by Iraqi forces to recapture the Mosul Dam. U.S. Armed Forces have also provided humanitarian…
  • How Genes Link Mother’s Diet To Risk Of Obesity In Her Offspring

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    By Albany Tribune Many research studies have made it clear that a mother’s eating habits prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy and during lactation have a profound impact on her offspring and their propensity for developing weight problems, including obesity. However, until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were unclear. According to new research published in the September 2014 issue of The FASEB JournalF, scientists using an animal model found an epigenetic link between a mother’s diet and an offspring’s risk of future obesity. This link hinges on the blocked…
  • Mixed Signals On Second Migrant Wave At US Border

    VOA
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    By VOA By Victoria Macchi In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Methodist pastor Jaser Davila said if the Central American migrants he meets daily in this border city are right, more travelers are on their way to the U.S from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Davila’s humanitarian relief group is anticipating another influx like the one that has brought tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. since last October – twice the number as the previous year. At the makeshift migrant shelter Davila helps to run, the migrants tell him they know people who are en route, or that they…
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    Deadline

  • MMA Pastor Doc ‘Fight Church’ Inks Distribution, Morgan Spurlock TV Deal

    Jen Yamato
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate and Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets banner have sealed separate deals for Fight Church, the feature documentary tracking a group of Mixed Martial Arts-fighting pastors whose violent practices have sparked controversy within the Christian community. Co-directed by Oscar-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary) and Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians), Fight Church follows several
  • NBC Nabs Bryan Cranston-Produced ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’ Comedy

    Nellie Andreeva
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    On the heels of his double Emmy win for Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has made his first major TV sale as a producer — single-camera comedy The Dangerous Book For Boys. In a very competitive situation, the project based on Conn and Hal Iggulden's guidebook has landed at NBC with a significant penalty. Superbad director Greg Mottola is writing and directing the adaptation for Sony Pictures TV and Cranston's Moon Shot Entertainment production banner, which has a first-look…
  • Relativity CEO Says Appointment Of Lawyer As Managing Director Will Help IPO Plans

    David Lieberman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    She's known as a tough-as-nails litigator. But does Carol Genis have the skills to run Relativity Media's day-to-day legal, business, and financial affairs — and possibly persuade investors that the independent studio might be a safe place to sink their cash? Genis will have a chance to prove what she can do now that Relativity has named her Managing Director, a new position where she'll report to CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and President Tucker Tooley. Relativity declined to…
  • Broadway B.O.: Super Duo Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Bolt From Starting Gate With ‘It’s Only A Play’

    Jeremy Gerard
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    UPDATE, 12 noon: More Broadway box office news after first paragraph: Broadway's summer season ended with a fast break out of the starting gate as previews of It's Only A Play, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, began at the Shubert's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The Terrence McNally comedy, a revival, played to overstuffed houses and rang up 112.45% of its gross potential for five performances, a take of $793,046. It's already got one of the Street's highest…
  • HBO Ups Sara Bernstein & Jacqueline Glover To SVP Documentary Films

    The Deadline Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In their new roles as SVP, Sara Bernstein and Jacqueline Glover oversee the development and production of documentary films and non-fiction programming for the network. The promotions were announced today by Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary Films. During their tenure at HBO, the pair have worked on several acclaimed and award-winning documentaries. Bernstein's credits include The Case Against 8, Pussy Riot: A Punk's Prayer; Emmy nominated The Crash Reel, Which Way…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Misogyny wins with hacking of intimate celebrity pictures – but you can choose not to look

    Emma Rees, Senior Lecturer in English at University of Chester
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Here's what you can do with it.Aesop, CC BY-SAAutonomy is patriarchy’s supreme foe. It suggests self-determination, power, and control, and the “selfie” is a culturally ubiquitous iteration of autonomy. The release onto the internet of hundreds of intimate selfies and personal photographs of famous women is most likely the result of someone hacking into Apple’s iCloud storage system, and the FBI’s hunt for the perpetrator (or perpetrators) underscores the gravity of this theft. A troll’s wet dream The prurient “what the butler saw” peeping-Tom quality of accessing illicit,…
  • Desperate times for Man Utd at the heart of deadline day drama

    Simon Chadwick, Professor of Sport Business Strategy at Coventry University
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Spending money to make money. Peter Byrne/PA Wire Football’s transfer window, like the post-Christmas sales, sees buyers frantically rushing around flush with cash and sellers rubbing their hands with glee. Except that, unlike goods in Selfridges on Boxing Day, player transfer fees and salaries only ever seem to go up. The latest transfer window is no different: £835m spent in the Premier League, £149m of it spent by Manchester United alone. The total figure is almost double what was spent in Spain’s La Liga (£425m), and is more than triple what was spent in Italy’s Serie A (£260m)…
  • How we tricked E. coli bacteria into making renewable propane

    Patrik Jones, Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences at Imperial College London
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    This wouldn't be a problem if propane was renewable.tomsaint, CC BYConverting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another. The vast majority of global energy demand is for fuel, and a renewable source could help us heat our houses and travel efficiently long into the future. It might even mean we could avoid the conflicts that will arise while competing for the last remaining fossil fuels. Today, we are a step further towards this goal after engineering the gut bacteria E. coli, most famous for the strain of it that causes food poisoning, to…
  • Nawaz Sharif on course to be undone again by his politically ruinous character flaws

    Ian Talbot, Professor of Modern British History at University of Southampton
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Not out of the woods yet.EPA/Francois LenoirShortly after Pakistan’s May 2013 elections returned Nawaz Sharif to power, I published an article asking whether, having been twice removed from the office of prime minister with less than half his term completed, this might be a case of “third time lucky”. In particular, I wondered if Sharif, deposed by Pervez Musharraf in a coup in 1999, might finally have learnt from the criticisms of bullying and arrogance that undermined his two previous administrations. Based on Pakistan’s recent anti-government unrest, the signs are not good.
  • Even experts find Apple's iCloud baffling. What hope is there for the rest of us?

    David Glance, Director of Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Director of Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    iCloud Rain The theft of celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud has highlighted two things. The first is that people don’t know, or understand, what happens to their digital property when they tick the “backup everything to iCloud” check boxes. The second is that Apple (and other cloud providers), in their eagerness to make the process as simple as possible, do a really bad job of explaining what is going on, and importantly, what can happen if things go wrong. If you think that this is because the average user would struggle with any basic technology, even security expert Christopher…
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  • US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a …
  • Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.
  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light…
  • Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed u…
  • Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • CHORUS Names Former Wiley VP Susan Spilka as Marketing and Communications Director

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Susan Spilka began her new job at CHORUS (Clearinghouse for Open Research in the United States) today. From a CHORUS Blog Post by Howard Ratner, Executive Director Susan joins CHORUS by way of Wiley, where she led Corporate Communications for two decades, and served as the company’s chief spokesperson during a period of tremendous company and industry change. No stranger to the scholarly publishing community, she developed communications strategies, campaigns, and content for company, industry, and public-private initiatives including CrossRef and Research4Life. Prior to her tenure at…
  • Earthquake Damage Will Cause Sections of Cal State, Fullerton Library to Be Closed For at Least Three Yearss

    Gary Price
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    From The Daily Titan: Half of Pollak Library South will be inaccessible to library patrons for at least three years, estimates interim university librarian Scott Hewitt, Ph.D. Floors one, four, five and six of the southern portion of the library were devastated by the 5.1 magnitude La Habra earthquake that rattled the campus in late March. “Without a large infusion of money, there is nothing that can be done about the ceilings on the first floor and the fourth through sixth floor,” Hewitt said. The library book-paging system, implemented to retrieve books from the damaged floors in the…
  • A Look at the Digitization of Historic Speeches From the 1960s and 1970s at UCLA, Listen Online

    Gary Price
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    From The Los Angeles Times: Derek Bolin salvaged history in the living room of his Los Angeles apartment, digitizing dozens of reels of audio recordings of important — and rarely heard — speeches given at UCLA during the political and social unrest of the 1960s. Bolin, 44, who recently graduated from the school with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, has preserved more than 300 speeches, including by British royalty, Ethiopian leaders and American entertainers such as Joan Rivers and Jane Fonda. Until now, the speeches were accessible only to people who could reach the…
  • Latvia’s “Castle of Light” National Library Building Officially Opens in Riga

    Gary Price
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    From the Latvian Institute: “I am glad that since the commissioning of the new library building, the library’s team has taken care of the library’s content and its values, by making open, creative space for human spiritual growth. The Castle of Light is not only a gift from world-famous Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts to his native country, but a building of national importance, which was constructed in independent Latvia, and is an important national symbol,” highlighted the Minister of Culture of Latvia, Dace Melbārde. [Clip] The Inauguration Ceremony honors all who have…
  • Kentucky: “Henderson, Daviess County Libraries Setting Up E-Publishing Network for Authors” (ePublish or BUST!)

    Gary Price
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    From the AP: Source: ePublishOrBust.org A partnership between the Henderson County Public Library and the Daviess County Public Library is aiming to help new writers find a market with electronic publishing. Library officials say the effort will also help published writers sell more books. Interested authors can access a website — epublishorbust.com — and do the publishing themselves. [Clip] “We’re the first libraries in Kentucky to do it, but we’re hoping to branch out and have other libraries come on board,” Day said, noting Bowling Green will probably be the…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Electioneering Rules for Private Foundations and Public Charities

    fulltextreports
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Electioneering Rules for Private Foundations and Public Charities Source: Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation The legal staff at the Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation developed this free, resource, which covers the basic legal rules around the electioneering prohibition. It takes about ninety minutes to complete and features […]
  • Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, finds Expert Panel

    fulltextreports
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, finds Expert Panel Source: Council of Canadian Academies A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in […]
  • The Evolution of Rotation Group Bias: Will the Real Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up?

    fulltextreports
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Evolution of Rotation Group Bias: Will the Real Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up? (PDF) Source: Princeton University (Krueger, et al.) This paper documents that rotation group bias — the tendency for labor force statistics to vary systematically by month in sample in labor force surveys — in the Current Population Survey (CPS) has worsened […]
  • Ancestral exposure to stress epigenetically programs preterm birth risk and adverse maternal and newborn outcomes

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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ancestral exposure to stress epigenetically programs preterm birth risk and adverse maternal and newborn outcomes Source: BMC Medicine Background Chronic stress is considered to be one of many causes of human preterm birth (PTB), but no direct evidence has yet been provided. Here we show in rats that stress across generations has downstream effects on […]
  • Crowdsourcing for Cognitive Science – The Utility of Smartphones

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    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Crowdsourcing for Cognitive Science – The Utility of Smartphones Source: PLoS ONE By 2015, there will be an estimated two billion smartphone users worldwide. This technology presents exciting opportunities for cognitive science as a medium for rapid, large-scale experimentation and data collection. At present, cost and logistics limit most study populations to small samples, restricting […]
 
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  • USA Advertises in Mexican Media That Self-Deported Illegals Are Welcome to Return

    Dave Blount
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Maybe our rulers aren’t deliberately displacing the American population with people more likely to support collectivist authoritarianism. Maybe they are just utterly insane: As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language media outlets. The problem with the self-deportation approach favored by Romney is that liberals will actually go out of their way to reimport the self-deported, as…
  • Obama Administration Drives Up Price of Appliances

    Dave Blount
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Under liberal rule, there is no aspect of your life that self-righteous authoritarians will not intrude upon and make worse for the sheer love of bullying, usually on nonsensical ideological pretexts. They took away our dish detergent and gave us useless crap that doesn’t get the dishes clean, on the grounds that phosphates are politically incorrect. But it is never enough. Now Obama et al. are coming after the dishwashers themselves: Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air…
  • British Muslims Send Fearless Message to ISIS Members Who Use Religion as an Excuse for Violence

    Cassy Fiano
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    There are plenty of Muslims that live and work in civilized countries that still embrace jihad and Islamic terrorism. Thankfully, though, there are some Muslims that are willing to speak publicly and openly against jihadists like ISIS. Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning Islamic extremist group Isis, and have said that British jihadis are “betraying their own societies” by getting involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. The fatwa represents the British Muslim community’s strongest denunciation of Isis yet, calling the extremist group “heretical” and “an oppressive…
  • Lioness Jumps Out of Enclosure at Man Through Open Gate… to Give a Huge Heart-Melting Hug

    Cassy Fiano
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    For most people, a lioness racing through a gate to jump on you would cause absolute terror. But for Valentin Gruener, getting giant lion hugs is just a daily part of his job. Jonathan Hawkins, a teacher living in Seoul, South Korea, captured this video during a visit to the Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana, according to Mikkel Legarth, co-founder of the project. One of the co-founders of the preserve, Valentin Gruener, developed a close bond with some of the lions, including this lioness who he helped raise that gives Gruener a giant hug when she’s released from her enclosure. It is…
  • Mother of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi makes plea to Obama

    Cassy Fiano
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine, has been jailed in a Mexican prison for six months now, with no urgency from Barack Obama to help free him. His mother, working tirelessly on his behalf, has now issued a personal plea to the president asking for help. In a personal plea to President Obama, the mother of jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi asked for increased urgency in her son’s case in Mexico, where she says “one more day is one day too many” behind bars. “Well, he’s holding on, he’s a Marine, so he’s got a lot of courage and valor,” Jill Tahmooressi told Fox News Monday…
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  • Detroit execs to sleep outside to help the homeless

    M Lapham
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    A light will shine upon the plight of homeless youth as business leaders from the Motor City and as well as the rest of the country sleep outside in cardboard boxes and sleeping bags on Nov. 20 to feel firsthand what it’s like to be homeless. It’s part of Sleep Out: Executive Edition.  Aside from just having attention to the issue, these men and women of means in 15 cities from Anchorage to New York will raise funds to help combat homelessness. This is the first time executives in Detroit have participated. The Detroit event will be hosted by Covenant House Michigan (CHM), which provides…
  • It’s time to run wild at the Detroit Zoo and raise dollars to keep the animals healthy

    M Lapham
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Want to run wild? Here’s your chance. Whether  more akin to cheetahs or tortoises, thousands will show up on Sept. 14 to raise for the Detroit Zoo’s Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the zoo’s animals by walking and running at the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo . The 5k and 10k race starts at the zoo entrance on 10 Mile and then wraps around the zoo through the streets surrounding neighborhood of Huntington Woods..  However, for those looking for a more relaxing or less competitive day, a 1.5 mile sun walk will take place. The less taxing route will…
  • Fly high with the Blue Angels, check out Michigan’s largest public military display at Selfridge Air Show/Open House

    M Lapham
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    For all those keeping America’s love affair with the military burning bright there is a special treat coming on Sept. 6 and 7. Michigan’s largest public military display will be available as Selfridge Air National Guard Base opens its doors wide with an open house that showcases equipment from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Border Patrol and Customs & Homeland Security. Around 75,000 spectators are expected to pour onto the base to get a free, firsthand look at the impressive display of military hardware over the two days. Tens of thousands more are…
  • TEDxDetroit returns for its sixth year to ‘fill the Detroit Opera House with a creative spark’

    Karen Dybis
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    If you’re like most people, you probably have a bucket list of things you want to accomplish before you leave this great green Earth. One of mine? To be a speaker at the TEDxDetroit conference. Charlie Wollborg, curator of TEDxDetroit and Chief Troublemaker of Curve Idea Accelerator, appreciates my sentiment (and actually liked my idea for a topic; I’m keeping that in mind, sir!). He himself feels motivated and energized by this unique conference, which engages your left AND right brains during its all-day presentations. “Creativity is all about cross-pollination,” said Wollborg, who…
  • Mayor looks to redevelop recreation center that Joe Louis, Barry Gordy and Diana Ross used in their youth

    Patrick McNamara
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Mayor Mike Duggan announced this morning that the city was issuing a request for proposals (or RFP) for the historically important Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center to be redeveloped.  The building is a 51,780 square-foot facility that sits on a 6.2 acre lot south of Mack Avenue near the iconic Brewster-Douglass Projects, which are near being demolished. The Rec Center closed in 2006 due to low participation, a crumbling building, and a dwindling budget. Mayor Mike Duggan Speaks at the Wheeler Recreation CenterAt a press conference today in the parking lot of the currently dilapidated…
 
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  • Fame-obsessed former barman, 22, who spent £55k to look like Joey Essex is attacked outside nightclub

    SWNS Reporter
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Britain’s vainest man who had thousands of pounds of plastic surgery to look like Towie star Joey Essex told yesterday how he was punched in the face by a nightclub yob.Fame-hungry Sam Barton, 22, transformed his face with over £55,000 of operations – including two on the NHS – in a desperate bid to look like “the perfect man”.But on Friday the former barman, who now works in an office in Birmingham, was attacked on a night out in Romford, Essex.Sam, from Sutton Coldfield, West Mids., said: “It started in the queue when four lads and girls started verbally…
  • Vinda-woooohh! Curry lover, 22, sees the face of his late grandmother… in his NAAN BREAD

    SWNS Reporter
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Stunned curry house diner Anthony Nelson thought he’d seen a ghosht after spotting the face of his late grandmother – in a NAAN bread.Gobsmacked Anthony, 22, was enjoying a slap-up meal with his family to celebrate a new job and ordered a round of naan breads to share.But he found himself saying ‘aloo’ again to his late nan Sheila Nelson when he noticed the perfect profile of her face in the flatbread. The spooky piece of naan bread, left, and Anthony Nelson’s late grandmother Sheila, right Production company editor Anthony, from Stockton-on-Tees, said: “I…
  • Great grandfather, 76, uses walking stick to fight off weirdo intruder who climbed half-naked into his BED

    SWNS Reporter
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    A great grandfather used his walking stick to fight off a warped intruder who climbed half-naked – into his BED.Peter Than, 76, grabbed the makeshift weapon after the weirdo broke into his home wearing a pair shorts, one sock and no shoes.He then crept into the pensioner’s bedroom then pulled back his sheets – and tried to lie down next to him.Dazed Peter woke up and bundled the stranger out of bed before reaching for his walking stick.The thug responded by clubbing the OAP over the head with a rock used as a doorstop but the elderly man was able to fend him off.Eventually…
  • Horse gets stuck on a GATE after trying to jump into neighbouring field

    SWNS Reporter
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    The grass wasn’t greener for this dopey horse after it got trapped as it tried to leap over a GATE to enter a neighbouring field. And it was no laughing matter for the 21-hand animal, called Jester, when it needed to be winched off the metal gate by a team of 10 firefighters. The black-and-white steed got stuck when he tried to vault the gate to get into an adjacent paddock in Little Ness, Shropshire, on Saturday. Jester the stricken horse who is winched to safety after getting trapped on a farm gate whilst trying to jump it   The desperate bid for freedom ended with his rear hips…
  • Three amazing upcycling projects

    SWNS Reporter
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Kirstie Allsop is well known for her upcycling skills People have always upcycled old or unwanted furniture and clothing, and other possessions. This movement has now become a fashionable trend. Upcycling has become a business opportunity. There are many ways to regenerate unused or out of date items and anyone can enjoy this experience. Here are three upcycling ideas. 1. Transformation is possible for everyone It is very easy to go out and buy brand new furniture and throw away the old, but many people are realising they can liven up old items with a little help. Homecrafts is a good…
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  • Internet Video Purports To Show Sotloff Beheading

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    2 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    By VOA An internet video uploaded by Islamic State Tuesday, purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. White House spokesman Josh Earnest could not confirm the beheading but told reporters “our thoughts and prayers” are with Sotloff’s family. The latest Internet post follows the video release of the gruesome beheading of U.S. freelance journalist Jim Foley last month. Sotloff was taken captive in Syria in August 2013, roughly a year after Foley was taken hostage and worked for Time and Foreign Policy magazines. He had last appeared in the video of…
  • Troopers Seize Over 700 lbs of Chinook Salmon

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    By Albany Tribune Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man on several commercial fish-related charges after seizing 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. Troopers also seized an illegal 1,200 foot gillnet used to catch the fish. On August 28, two OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers on nighttime boat patrol were conducting compliance checks on commercial gillnet fishermen on the Columbia River near the Willamette River. During the boat patrol the troopers were checking fishermen for proper licensing, gear…
  • Text Of Letter From President Obama: War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    By Albany Tribune TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE September 1, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq for the limited purposes of stopping the advance on Erbil by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), supporting civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar, and supporting operations by Iraqi forces to recapture the Mosul Dam. U.S. Armed Forces have also provided humanitarian…
  • How Genes Link Mother’s Diet To Risk Of Obesity In Her Offspring

    Albany Tribune
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    By Albany Tribune Many research studies have made it clear that a mother’s eating habits prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy and during lactation have a profound impact on her offspring and their propensity for developing weight problems, including obesity. However, until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were unclear. According to new research published in the September 2014 issue of The FASEB JournalF, scientists using an animal model found an epigenetic link between a mother’s diet and an offspring’s risk of future obesity. This link hinges on the blocked…
  • Mixed Signals On Second Migrant Wave At US Border

    VOA
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    By VOA By Victoria Macchi In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Methodist pastor Jaser Davila said if the Central American migrants he meets daily in this border city are right, more travelers are on their way to the U.S from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Davila’s humanitarian relief group is anticipating another influx like the one that has brought tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. since last October – twice the number as the previous year. At the makeshift migrant shelter Davila helps to run, the migrants tell him they know people who are en route, or that they…
 
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  • Rachel Maddow and David Letterman Talk Ferguson (Watch)

    EURPublisher01
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    *Like her MSNBC colleagues, Rachel Maddow has covered the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson extensively. Earlier this week, she told David Letterman her thoughts on the story. “It doesn’t make any sense,” Maddow said regarding the militarization of the police force many have cited when talking about Ferguson. “Even small town […]
  • Smokey Robinson Urges Corporate Investment in Detroit

    EURPublisher01
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    *Smokey Robinson is urging multi-millionaire tycoons to invest in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families. The crooner was born and raised in the city and went on to launch his stellar career on the roster of Detroit-based Motown Records. He has watched in despair […]
  • Kanye Rants About Jay Pharoah’s VMA Imitation of his Rants (Watch)

    EURPublisher01
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    *Kanye West peeped Jay Pharoah’s impersonation of him at the MTV Video Music Awards last month and of course had something to say about it. The rapper used his set during the Budweiser Made in America festival in Philly to say that while the “Saturday Night Live” comic was funny and all, what he does […]
  • Joan Rivers Out of Medically Induced Coma; On ‘Road to Recovery’

    EURPublisher01
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    *Joan Rivers is “making small, but positive, steps” after being brought out of a medically induced coma over the holiday weekend, reports E! — the network for which Rivers hosts “E! Fashion Police,” and which has been the family’s go-to media outlet for releasing information since Rivers was hospitalized. “It’s a slow process, but she’s […]
  • Kanye’s ‘Black Skinhead’ Drives Guinness’ ‘Made of Black’ Ad (Watch)

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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    *Guinness Africa’s provocatively themed “Made of Black” campaign links the color of its beer to the vibrant spirit of young Africans. AMV BBDO in London, working with BBDO offices in Africa, launched the pan-African push last week with a five-hour takeover of MTV Base. That programming featured the debut of the two-minute spot below starring […]
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  • Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskins

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor letting the Washington Redskins keep their nickname, but the percentage who think it should be changed has tripled in the past two decades, according to a poll conducted by Langer Research for "Outside the Lines."
  • Anthony Davis powers U.S. to win

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Anthony Davis scored 21 points, Kenneth Faried had 15 and the United States remained unbeaten at the FIBA Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.
  • Texas A&M jumps 12 spots

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Texas A&M Aggies, buoyed by their victory over South Carolina, moved up 13 spots to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 after the opening weekend of college football.
  • Jim Irsay suspended six games

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after the Indianapolis Colts owner pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of Second American

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamic terror group ISIS.
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  • Residents Invited to Promenade Square Park Playground Planning Workshop

    Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal invites residents to join the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, the Promenade Area Residents Association and Council District 2 for a playground planning workshop to discuss the location, size and elements of a small children’s playground space in Promenade Square Park in Downtown Long Beach. The Promenade Square Park Playground Workshop is Wednesday, September 10th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at 133 Promenade Walk North – Community Room Long Beach, CA 90802.Read the rest of Residents Invited to Promenade Square Park Playground Planning Workshop
  • New Officers Elected to The Rose Park Neighborhood Board

    Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Rose Park Neighborhood Board elects 2014-2015 officers. The Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) representing over 22,000 residents and property owners and home to two historic districts of Rose Park and Rose Park South held its annual officer elections. We are pleased to announce as follows: Gretchen Swanson, President; Emily Stevens, Vice President; Chris Wisniewski, Secretary; and Tim Scanlan, Treasurer. The board members at-large include: Scottie Hinkey, a past president; Stephen Grindle; Chuck Barrick; David Clement; and Alan Mullikin.Read the rest of New Officers Elected to The…
  • Police Remind Drivers to Be Cautious As Students Return to School

    Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone that with school beginning on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, and with the volume of pedestrian traffic around schools increasing dramatically, all commuters are encouraged to practice the following safety tips in an effort to prevent avoidable accidents: All drivers are reminded to: Yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks Not overtake and pass a vehicle stopped ahead of you when it has stopped for a pedestrian Yield the right of way to pedestrians on sidewalks Obey posted speed limits Never drive…
  • Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect Near San Gabriel Riverbed

    Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    On August 29, 2014, at approximately 10:35 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the San Gabriel Riverbed near Pacific Coast Highway to investigate a report of a sexual assault that occurred to a 40-year-old female from Seal Beach, which resulted in the arrest of a male adult.Read the rest of Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect Near San Gabriel Riverbed
  • Spotlight On Business: Better Bodies Fitness

    Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chuckie Miller, Owner of Better Bodies Fitness EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Chuckie Miller, Owner and Performance Specialist of Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in Bixby Knolls. How long have you been in business? 16 years Describe your business: Better Bodies Fitness Center is improving the health and fitness of Long Beach and the surrounding communities with dynamic, experienced trainers. We are uniquely qualified to assist you to reach your target fitness level by designing a…
 
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  • Thai junta forces human rights group to cancel release of report

    AP News
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s ruling military junta has forced a human rights group to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup. The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights that if the group has concerns about lack of freedom of expression or access to the justice system it should report them instead via a government hotline. The group had been scheduled to host a panel discussion on the issue at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Tuesday and release a report titled…
  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    AP News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives’ justice committee has rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted against the complaints, 54-4, on Tuesday, declaring them insufficient in substance and killing the challenges. The complaints were filed by mostly left-wing activists and sponsored by the House’s left-wing bloc. They accused Aquino of culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust and corruption. The…
  • SKorean soldiers face homicide charges over hazing death

    AP News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April. The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter. But prosecutors decided Tuesday on a more serious homicide charge after concluding that the soldiers likely knew the 21-year-old victim could die. Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok says that the accused face a minimum five years in prison and potentially life imprisonment or death. Prosecutors say that the suspects regularly bullied the victim for about a…
  • Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

    AP News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government’s alleged “soft” stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday that the alleged leader of the group and two other men were arrested Monday with four home-made incendiary devices found inside their car at the airport car park. Government agents, who were tipped off by an informant, say the men planned to set off one bomb at a car park…
  • Dethroned Burma beauty queen refuses to return $100,000 tiara

    AP News
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    May Myat Noe, Burma's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World sits with her crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon. Pic: AP. YANGON, Burma (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Burma says she won’t return her $100,000 crown until the pageant’s organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief. May Myat Noe — the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World winner — insisted at a press conference Tuesday she had done nothing wrong. (MORE: Dethroned Burmese beauty queen runs off with crown, new boobs) She…
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  • World’s first smartphone turns 20

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    The first ever smartphone — a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone —turned 20 on Saturday.The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994.At around 23 cm long and weighing half a kg, it was about half the size of a house brick. “It was called Simon because it was simple and could do almost anything you wanted,” the Irish Times reported. With its green LCD screen, Simon had touch screen technology. Its software allowed users to write notes, draw, update their calendar and contacts and send and receive…
  • india vs England

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    During the fifth Test’s opening day at the Oval, pigeons assembled at the practice pitches that are parallel to the main square. The birds blissfully foraged for worms and weeds. A peck here, a peck there and all was fine with the avian world. Yes, a match was in progress but with the action centred entirely upon the middle, in the truest sense, as England seamers revelled, the close-in fielders caught well and Indian batsmen perished, the prospect of a well struck cricket ball scattering the pigeons seemed rare. At one point, a lone pigeon inched closer to the main pitch and M.S. Dhoni,…
  • Modern military guarantee against war: Modi

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Terming military might as the biggest deterrent to war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the defence forces will be modernised to ensure that “nobody casts an evil eye” on the nation. “Fighting a war and winning it has now become less difficult these days. But a modern military, armed with state of the art weaponry alone is a guarantee against war. When we are capable, no one can dare challenge us,” Mr. Modi said addressing a gathering after dedicating the largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata to the nation. “When people have a sense of our military capability,…
  • PM Modi addresses the nation on I-Day

    Smart Techies
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    He hoped that the country will scale new heights of development. The Hindu Exclusive: Now that the speech has concluded, have a look at these exclusive pictures from The Hindu Archives - Of India celebrating her Independence over the years: From 1947 - 20148:40am: The PM's speech has concluded. 8:40am: We need cooperation from neighbouring and SAARC nations to jointly tackle poverty: PM 8:37am: The strength of the saviour is much more than the strength of the person who kills. Lets unite to fight poverty: Narendra Modi 8:35am: Can we not wage a war and emerge victorious against poverty.
  • Gold demand in India down 39% in Q2

    Smart Techies
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Continuing restrictions on gold imports into India have led the World Gold Council (WGC) to re-calibrate its projected demand for the year 2014 to 850-950 tonnes from the earlier 900-1,000 tonnes.In its report ‘India demand statistics’ for the April-June 2014 quarter, WGC, on Thursday, announced that India’s demand for gold was down 39 per cent at 204.1 tonnes and in value terms, it had come down by 41 per cent to Rs.50,564.3 crore.Of this, WGC said, jewellery demand was down 18 per cent at 154.5 tonnes while in value terms, it was down 20 per cent at Rs.38,269.5 crore. Investment…
 
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  • HTML – Lesson 6

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    29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Hello everyone, today we have 6  lesson, and I have found for you a very good video tutorial. Watch and enjoy, and most importantly do not forget to remember))))))))))
  • HTML – Lesson 5: Working with images – img tag

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Images on the web-pages can be used in two ways: as a background and as a separate image. It is recommended to use three graphics formats: JPEG, GIF, and PNG. It is their support all browsers, for other formats may require special tools. As a rule, all of the images for the site are stored in a separate folder, for example, images. A path to the images prescribed as well as in the references. If you forget a look here. In all the following examples, the path to the images will be written based on the fact that the images are located in the images, and the pages in the folder site, located at…
  • Learn HTML: Lesson 4 – HTML Links

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    1 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Hello, hello, hello) Today we go for 4 lesson chtml. In the video that I found you, describes how to use the links in chml. If you watch this video and learn about it, in the future it will be so helpful. And also I would like to know about your achievements and endeavors of programming, I propose to write to me in the comments about how you have helped my blogs and maybe talk about their successes. Well, now it’s time to get to work, all the luck) Go to the YouTube
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 3

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    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
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    11 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
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  • Deus Ex Machina

    mgopin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
                          Men who represent governments are not entitled to their own opinions nor do they control absolutely anything. Therefore those who are risking their lives around the world and ask government officials for their opinion are not only wasting their time, they are also putting themselves in danger. Do not make revolutions or rebellions or demonstrations based on external promises. Ever ever ever.  
  • A Moment

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    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
                        It is a special agony leaving loved ones behind who go back to war. It is a special guilt that tears at the soul.  
  • Violence: The Turning

    mgopin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
                         It is a law: Violence begets nonviolence, Like a tulip in winter, In all places, In all cultures. But only those With eyes wide open Can see it, In the middle of Winter storms. The most important turning point for any civilization passing from darkness into light is every moment that a weapon passes from someone who has no self control and no compassion to someone who does. Each passage is the birth of life and nonviolence. Each passage is a life saved, a good citizen of…
  • Reason and Compassion

    mgopin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
                          Reason and compassion are lovers That give birth to our humanity, but only when they engage Daily, with intensity. The more one’s mind is drawn daily to compassion For all sentient life, the more it is drawn daily to develop universal principles of behavior that apply to all beings Without exception, Even very imperfect beings. The more that reason is developed daily the more it becomes empirically clear that we are all the same, in 99% of our being, the more it…
  • Thoughts on God, Human Leadership, and Mountains, upon Leaving War’s Victims, Unfinished

    mgopin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
                         GOD An atheist leader who is rational, Can be more a messenger, of God’s mercy for the powerless, than a leader, who bows down to God, over the dead bodies, of his victims. ‘Less suffering’ Is the tortured scream of God. An authentic smile Is the fleeting face of God, A single act of kindness, The touch of Her finger. Only when you accept death, Can you become committed To the renewal of life. Only when you see democracy die, Can you plan its rebirth.
 
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  • UK Citizens Hoarding Vacuums

    Jenn Gidman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    You can ban their e-cigs , you can ban their plastic bags —but do not, under any circumstances, take away the people's high-powered vacuum cleaners. Brits stocked up on supersuction devices before a EU ban went into effect yesterday, with retail sales of models 1,600 watts or higher increasing fourfold...
  • Man Denied Defibrillator Over Chest Hair, Says His Widow

    Shelley Hazen
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    During a Southwest Airlines flight in April, Caroline Jordan's husband, Jack, had a massive heart attack. A physical therapist and hospice nurse on board quickly gave him CPR, she tells WABC . That's when Jordan noticed a defibrillator nearby ... not being used. When another passenger asked why, a flight attendant allegedly...
  • Russia Mad at Putin's 'I Could Take Kiev in 2 Weeks' Leak

    Jenn Gidman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Vladmir Putin supposedly told the head of the European Commission in a private phone call that "if I wanted to, I could take Kiev in two weeks," reports La Repubblica via the New York Times . The Kremlin hit back today, saying that even if Putin did say that, "this quote...
  • No, Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn't 'Laugh It Off'

    John Johnson
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Jennifer Lawrence is getting all kinds of advice from strangers on how to handle the leak of her private photos , and two unfortunate themes have emerged, observes Amanda Hess at Slate . Lawrence should "laugh it off," and she should stop taking nude photos of herself because what did she think...
  • Dog Saved From Euthanasia Helps Landslide Rescuers

    Jenn Gidman
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    In November 2011, a worker from the nonprofit Peace Winds Japan scouting for search and rescue dogs at a Hiroshima animal welfare center came across 4-month-old Yumenosuke. The mixed-breed pup was set to be put down that day, but a backlog meant his number was never called. PWJ took him...
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  • Beyonce’s Lovely Poem For Blue Ivy Carter

    suzank
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    In this week’s CR Fashion Book  which Beyonce covers this week, Beyonce opens her  heart towards her daughter Blue Ivy Carter in a poem where she also talks about herself.The poem  is written by Beyonce for her daughter/all of us. Apparently the words come from Beyonce, and then they were “remixed” by Forrest Gander, likely […]
  • $75,000 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs 2014 Finalists

    suzank
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast Five young women are among the 12 finalists in the running for the $75,000 prize money that  will be awarded on 23 September 2014, and will fly to Johannesburg from DRC, […]
  • Flydubai Launches Flights to Uganda

    suzank
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    By Our Re Dubai-based ,Flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa. Commenting […]
  • ‘Basic health care cannot be Ebola’s next casualty’, says UNICEF, ramping up support to Liberia

    suzank
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    As part of the overall United Nations push to assist West Africa in battling the worst outbreak of Ebola in history, a cargo plane carrying 68 metric tonnes of supplies from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in the Liberian capital yesterday , Monrovia, bringing urgently needed items to shore up the country’s weakened healthcare […]
  • Testifying Ebola Survivor Causes Commotion in Church, Christians Escape

    suzank
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    There was drama at a church in Nigeria last Sunday when a survivor of Ebola came to testify that she had been cured of the deadly disease. Christians ran out of church . The testifying Christian was one of the health workers who had attended to the Liberian Patrick Sawyer. Those giving testimonies at the […]
 
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  • Hong Kong activists in fight back

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a top Chinese official on Monday, setting the stage for disruptive protests against the mainland
  • Tripoli under militia control

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya s toothless outgoing government admitted on Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost c
  • Gazans struggle to find treatment

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Still in shock weeks after an Israel shell blast shredded his arm and killed four members of his family, Ahmed Ayy
  • Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram pre-dawn raid

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Boko Haram militants on Monday launched a pre-dawn raid on Nigerian troops as they prepared for a major offensive to retake a town that the group s le
  • Syrian army, rebels clash

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    GOLAN HEIGHTS: Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed eff
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  • SWAT team raids an entire building after prank call

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    The incident was caught on webcam inside of a professional gamer's office, while he was playing a game of Counter-Strike and streaming live. Jordan Mathewson of the The Creatures gaming collective was the victim of "swatting" -- when a rival gamer fakes a real life emergency situation so serious it requires the SWAT team.   Jordan said he knew right away what was going on, as he had already heard stories regarding the "swatting" prank. Nevertheless he admits to feeling terrified given all the guns pointed at him. This kind of joke can prove really dangerous but it can also delay a SWAT…
  • Blood-Robot-Selfie

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    At what lenghts can a person  go to be original, to come up with a truly shocking piece of art? Here is a life-sized self-portrait painted only in the artist's own blood, by a programmed robot. His working process in an exploration into the human existential experience through imagined models of the universe as physical form.  He has been living and working in New York City creating original works from his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. With a life streaming IV attatched to his arm, Lawson stands by as the robotic rendering happens. Not for the blood-phobic.      
  • Must watch! Strange behaviour displayed by a dog

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In the city of Phetchaburi in Thailand, a dog discovered the fish out of the water, lying on the pavement. What he does next raises some questions. Is the dog simply playing around, is he trying to cover the unpleasent smell(which he perceives way better than humans) or is he really trying to save them? The Akita Inu breed are renowned for their intelligence but an act as thoughtful as this seems a bit too much for a dog. What do you think?      
  • A crazy adventure plan, but to prove something

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    In a bid to get people to take climate change more seriously, Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is going to live on an iceberg until it melts. He plans to take on the challenge in the spring of 2015, on an iceberg in Greenland. He expects that he’ll have to live there alone for at least eight to twelve months. Alex, who is now based in the UK, plans to live inside a survival capsule while on the iceberg. “Survival capsules are sort of floating Kevlar saucers, four meters in diameter, which are used as lifeboats on oil platforms,” he explained. “I will live in the capsule on the iceberg…
  • Odd Food Art

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Los Angeles-based multi-talented artist Christine McConnell creates terrifying yet undoubtedly delicious confectionery marvels, and she does it all dressed as a 1950s American housewife. Aside from being a professional stylist, photographer, model, and artist, McConnell also bakes pastries, confections and cakes that look like cookie monsters, gross spiders, or dreadful snakes. Would you be brave enough to taste some of these delicacies? Well,  atleast there's a slimer chance that your pet might ruin your desert.
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    Capital News

  • Counties to get cash as Senate passes crucial Bill

    janegoin
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Treasury has been forced to loan counties Sh29 billion to offset salaries owing to a delay by the National Assembly in passing the bill/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 2 – Counties will soon have much awaited funding after the Senate passed the County Allocation of Revenue Bill. Initially, counties would have to wait 14 days before monies can be disbursed but, an amendment by the National Assembly reduced the time by seven days, which means following assenting of the Bill by the President, counties will only wait for seven days before they can get the money allocated to them. The County…
  • Saudi arrests 88 in ‘anti-terrorism’ drive

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    File photo shows policemen standing guard next to a row of police cars in front of Al-Rajhi mosque in central Riyadh on March 11, 2011/AFP RIYADH, Sep 2 – Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 suspected extremists, more than half of them ex-Qaeda detainees who had previously been released, the interior ministry announced on Tuesday. The arrests come as part of the kingdom’s drive to “punish” those “belonging to or supporting” groups classified as “terrorist,” the ministry added in a statement on the official SPA news agency. Saudi King Abdullah on Friday…
  • World ‘losing battle’ to contain Ebola

    ANITA NDERU
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    A medical worker disinfects an ambulance outside the John Fitzgerald Kennedy hospital in Monrovia on September 1, 2014/AFP DAKAR, Sep 2 – International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa. “Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic…
  • Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Ukrainian soldiers sit on the top of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) patroling in the Donetsk area of eastern Ukraine, on September 2, 2014/AFP MOSCOW, Sep 2 – Moscow declared NATO a “threat” to its security Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of Russia’s alleged stocking of war in Ukraine. Moscow’s surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President…
  • Iraqi forces press advance as parliament stormed

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Iraqi volunteer fighters drive towards the town of Amerli, eastern Iraq on September 1, 2014/AFP AMERLI, Sep 2 – Iraqi forces made more progress Tuesday in their fightback against jihadists, even as anger boiled over in Baghdad where protesters stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June. After breaking a months long jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen majority town of Amerli by Islamic State (IS) fighters, troops also regained control of part of a key highway linking Baghdad to the north. Two towns north of Amerli were already taken from the jihadists…
 
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    Descrier

  • Ukraine crisis: 140,000 have fled conflict in last three weeks

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    At least 140,000 people have fled the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the last three weeks alone, with more than a million fleeing the region in total, according to figures published by the UN. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that at least 260,000 people have now fled their homes to other areas within Ukraine and a further 814,000 have fled across the border to Russia since the conflict began in the areas around Donetsk and Luhansk. However, director of UNHCR’s Europe Bureau Vincent Cochetel warned that the number may be far higher, as many people are staying with friends…
  • Asian television censors Doctor Who “lesbian kiss”

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    The BBC was forced to edit out a section of the latest episode of Doctor Who to remove a scene that featured a kiss between two female characters. The Deep Breath episode, which was the first outing for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, was edited to comply with broadcasting regulations in Singapore, from where the BBC Entertainment feed for Asian territories including Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia is transmitted. Singapore has strict rules relating to subplots involving “homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, paedophilia and…
  • Israel faces international criticism for revenge land grab in West Bank after Gaza war

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Israel has been widely criticised after announcing that it would seize nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land near Bethlehem in the West Bank. On Sunday, Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank announced the appropriation of 988 acres (400 hectares) belonging to five Palestinian villages between the Gush Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem, clearing the way for the construction of a new settlement called Gvaot. The announcement follows the cabinet’s decision last week to seize the land to punish the Palestinian people for the June kidnapping and murder of three teenage…
  • The Fappening: FBI investigates nude celebrity photo leaks

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    The FBI has opened an investigation into the slew of photographs showing celebrities in varying states of undress that have been leaked online. Personal photographs and videos of at least 20 celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and teen star Victoria Justice were leaked onto the internet after allegedly being hacked from private cloud storage services such as Apple’s iCloud. Earlier, Jennifer Lawrence’s rep said: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.” The images were leaked onto the…
  • Russian “sex geckos” die after orbiting Earth in satellite

    Descrier Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Five gecko lizards have died during a sex experiment aboard a Russian satellite, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has said. The Foton-M4 satellite returned to Earth on Monday, but all five geckos on board the satellite were found to have died at least a week prior, as their bodies were partially mummified. Roscosmos has not reported the exact cause of death, but it is possible that the geckos died after the satellite heating malfunctioned. The lizards were sent to space on 19 July to help scientists examine the effects of near-zero gravity on their sex lives and development. The…
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  • A MUST READ: The Agony Of a Nigerian Fat Girl

    Gister Adeola
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    “The Fat girl ends up miserable year after year. The society has neglected the fuller woman. This has resulted to fat girls feeling depressed, left-out and downcast. The average big lady spends most of their years in solitude, angry at themselves, the society and even their shadow. Many are being laugh at, ridiculed, jilted, abused and sent back indoors where they are depressed and even get fatter. The society is such a big nightmare for this group of people which is saddening.” Continue… When they go for shopping which is a very beautiful and fun experience for almost every…
  • Wizkid: I Made Money For EME

    Gister Adeola
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Wave making artiste, Wizkid, has disclosed that he feels he has been loyal enough to his former record label, EME after spending five years with them. According to Wizkid, he joined the record label when they had nothing and to a large extent, he was been able to fetch in more money for them, also making a name for himself. He noted that his relationship with EME is strictly business, clarifying that no one ever signs a life contract with anybody. The young singer said he will still respect the EME family. Talking about his record label, the singer stated that he is disciplined enough to…
  • An open Letter To Pastors Anita and Chris Oyakhilome

    Gister Adeola
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    An open Letter To Pastors Anita and Chris Oyakhilome: Having Nothing, Yet By Emeka Asinugo Our dear Anita: I am addressing this letter to you because I know that it is you who will hold the key to triumph over the challenges that have recently raised their ugly heads in your family and in your ministry. I am convinced that even if you don’t read this letter directly from me, some of the numerous members of Christ Embassy across the globe could read it and draw your attention to the words of an old man who is pretty much in the same calling as you and your husband are. I am writing this from…
  • Funke Akindele Is Getting Married Again

    Gister Adeola
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Film producer/actress Funke Akindele is reportedly set to give marriage another chance and this is authoritative. Funke whose first marriage failed months ago is now engaged to wed and has concluded plans to have a secret introduction ceremony with her UK-based lover. According to reports, she decided to keep it a top secret considering her first bitter experience with her much-publicized celebrity marriage. However, she has currently moved into a new mini duplex located in the highbrow China Estate, inside Chevron Drive Lekki. The couple we gathered started their romance shortly after she…
  • Hernandez joins Real Madrid – How Come United Don’t See Him Good Enough

    Gister Adeola
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has joined Spanish side Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Real have an option to buy the 26-year-old, who joined United from Guadalajara in 2010, at the end of the deal. The Mexican international is surplus to requirements at United after they agreed to take Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco. European champions Real were looking to add to their attack following Alvaro Morata’s £15.8m move to Juventus. Hernandez, who is under contract with United until June 2016, will provide back-up at the Bernabeu for first-choice striker Karim…
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    IMF Survey Podcasts

  • Being a Small State Isn’t Easy, But It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Chinese economic growth has been slowing in recent years. If the world’s second largest economy is to achieve sustainable, long-term growth, it needs reforms to shadow banking, local government finances and the real estate sector, say IMF economists.
  • How Fiscal Policy Can Address Energy’s Environmental Impacts

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fiscal policies should be center stage in getting energy prices to reflect the harmful health and environmental side effects associated with energy use, according to a new report released by the IMF.
  • Firms Told: Pay Your Fair Share to Reduce Inequality

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Equality is not just about everyone getting their fair share, it’s also about everyone paying their fair share. A top NGO chief says the growing wealth gap could be reduced by tightening both domestic and international tax rules. Read more: Blog and Policy Paper. Listen on Soundcloud
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARIES SATISFIED

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    A group of 17 young Australian missionaries have left PNG over the weekend, satisfied after completing three weeks of outreach program in the country.The youths were from the Come to Jesus Church in Sydney Australia who basically visited PNG Four Square Churches to share their experiences and faith with fellow Christians in PNG.The team during their stay have visited 5 towns, 22 villages, 14 churches, 19 services, 4 markets, and 6 schools, in Eastern Highlands, Madang and Central provinces.They were given the opportunity to showcase dances, dramas, facilitate kids program, evangelised at the…
  • PNG FOREIGN SERVICE TRAINING UNDERWAY IN NEW ZEALAND

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    PNG has sent off its largest contingent of Government officers for Foreign Service Training in New Zealand.The 32 officers are from the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council, Immigration and Citizenship and Foreign Affairs and Trade.The group will be in Wellington for the 3-week training.The training is the first of its kind, organized between the two countries.The foreign service training is a requirement for the Department of Foreign Affairs and is normally held in the country to train officers with foreign service skills.However, this time, Department of Foreign…
  • Segeyaro in as Penrith Panthers fight for top 4 finish

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    PENRITH hooker, James Segeyaro has been named  for Sunday's  blockbuster against Vodafone Warriors. Segeyaro missed Panthers' last two games  after  he travelled to his native Papua New Guinea following the passing of his father.The Panthers have lost their last two games without their regular hooker James Segeyaro. The Panthers have now named a strong squad including live wire hooker, James Segeyaro. A win for Penrith will maintain their position in the top four.For the NZ Warriors, it is do or die game. A win for Warriors will put them in the finals playoffs and a loss…
  • Solomon Islands new Police Chief outlines priority, challenges

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Solomon Islands new police chief Frank Prendergast says developing the leadership of the local police will be his key task over the next two years.The Australian officially took up his new job last Friday, after taking his oath in office before Governor General Sir Frank Kabui.“Leadership is the key to the future of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and it must start with the most junior constable,” Mr Prendergast said during a welcome parade at the Rove Police Headquarters.“Developing the leadership of the RSIPF will certainly be my key task over the next two years,” he…
  • Sexually transmitted infections high in PNG

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Dr.Andrew VallelyPAPUA New Guinea has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections of any country worldwide, according to Dr Andrew Vallely. These outcomes include cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, miscarriage, still birth, preterm birth and low birth weight.During his presentation at the 50th Annual Medical Symposium titled: Sexual and reproductive health at the crossroads; new tools offer new hope, he noted that new research is dramatically improving our understanding of the epidemiology of these infections among men and women at different levels…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Journalist Steven Sotloff Executed

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Islamic State just executed my colleague Steven Sotloff on camera. He and I corresponded by email and planned to meet in Libya last year, though it didn’t work out. He had to leave and I had to cancel my trip and re-route myself to Lebanon, so we never actually met. But I did introduce him to the publisher of this magazine and he wrote a few articles for us before he was kidnapped in Syria. I sort of knew him, though not in the flesh, so I can’t tell you much about him personally, but I can tell you this: he was a hell of a lot braver than I am. I have not for even a second considered…
  • The Nusra Front's Impossible Demand

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Considering the events of the last couple of weeks, you could be forgiven if you forgot that the Islamic State isn’t the only terrorist group fighting in Syria. There’s also the Nusra Front. They recently kidnapped peacekeepers from Fiji monitoring the ceasefire on the Israeli-Syrian border. (They also surrounded Filipino peacekeepers who managed to escape.) The Associated Press reports that they won’t release the hostages unless the United Nations takes them off its list of terrorist organizations. I’d say someone should tell these guys that if they don’t want to be called…
  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy?

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

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

    Roland Flamini
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    The New York Times recently published an article on Gertrude Bell, the English archeologist and intelligence officer credited more than any other single individual with creating modern Iraq, drawing the borders and choosing its king after World War I. Bell was a member of the Arab Bureau in the British intelligence office in Cairo along with the more famous agent, T. E. Lawrence. The Times’s point was that Bell’s legacy of a unified Iraq “is at risk of being undone” today, even as historic sectarian conflict between Shias, Sunnis, and Kurds threatens to fragment the country. But the…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • QROPS: Decisions to be Made for Expats

    Saeed Maleki
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    As the dust settles in Britain following the UK pension reforms – and the subsequent consultations – expats with pensions from the public sector are left with a very important decision: To QROPS, or to stay put forever? A QROPS is essentially an overseas pension scheme much the same as can be found in the UK. Many of the providers in the UK also supply overseas schemes too. The differences come with the tax efficiency offered by many jurisdictions in comparison with the UK, the death benefits, the potential for greater investment choice and returns, and perhaps most importantly,…
  • Getting a QROPS Compliant with the USA

    Saeed Maleki
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Finding a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) has now become of critical importance to thousands of British expatriates in the USA and across the globe. Now more than ever, the outlook for the UK pension market is particularly dim, and with public sector defined benefit schemes set to be locked in to the turmoil for good, QROPS providers are reporting huge uplifts in queries. Transferring a UK-based pension into one held overseas holds many benefits, however it was not always thought possible if the pension holder was resident in the States. Admittedly, a QROPS which…
  • Reward Offered to Find the Men who Kicked Squirrel off Grand Canyon

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    A reward of £10,000 has put up as an incentive for anyone who knows and helps Police find two men who appeared to kick a squirrel off of the edge of the Grand Canyon in a video posted on YouTube. The cowardly act –presumably made for a real laugh – was recorded and posted by someone called Jonathan Hildebrand, although he is not one of the men who actively sought to kill the innocent squirrel. It is unknown what his role in this was, although he claimed he “did not realise what was going on until it was too late” He still managed to find time to video the event and subsequently saw…
  • Mayor of London wants War on IS

    Hossein Soltani
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    London Mayor Boris Johnson has demanded that more power is given to deal with the growing number of British extremists. The amount of young Muslims leaving the UK to go and fight in Syria and now Iraq, has reached alarming proportions, brought home by the British Jihadist who executed an American journalist on film for publicity. Johnson, who hopes to win a place in Parliament in the next General Election, said that the most extreme cases should have their British citizenship stripped, and encouraged tighter monitoring of mobile phones, movements, laptops and mosques which are known to…
  • Sunday Premier League Round-up – 24th August 2014

    Mostafa Moradi
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    The second round of Premier League games brought few surprises yesterday, although there are some enthralling encounters to come. The most explosive game was the late kick-off between Everton and Arsenal, which looked to be settled by half-time. Everton surged into a 2-0 lead with goals from Coleman and Naismith, the latter in controversial circumstances, however Arsenal showed all of the resilience that is usually missing as they finished strongly with a goal from star player Aaron Ramsey, and a surprising contribution from substitute Giroud in the last minute, the Frenchman is so often…
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    Market Oasis

  • Rise of the discounters continues

    kevinanchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    By David Berry Supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 17 August 2014, show food and drink prices rising at the lowest level for since March 2012 and Lidl and Aldi continuing to perform ahead of the market. Some 65% of Irish households have purchased their groceries … …read more Read more here: Rise of the discounters continues      The post Rise of the discounters continues appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Announces First Quarter Sugar Feedstock Flexibility Program Expectations and Sugar Tariff Rate Quotas for Fiscal Year 2015

    kevinanchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in fiscal year 2015. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces First Quarter Sugar Feedstock Flexibility Program Expectations and Sugar Tariff Rate Quotas for Fiscal Year 2015      The post USDA Announces First Quarter Sugar Feedstock Flexibility Program Expectations and Sugar Tariff Rate Quotas for Fiscal Year 2015 appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

    kevinanchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. …read more Read more here: Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1      The post Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1 appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign

    kevinanchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As small businesses and the media focus on online marketing, SEO and social media, print marketing materials are often an afterthought to a small business’ marketing campaign—but they shouldn’t be… …read more Read more here: How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign      The post How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Does it suck?

    kevinanchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    By Claire Martin From 1st September 2014, companies in the EU are banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts. The ban is part of the European Commission’s plans to meet targets on energy efficiency. In June 2014, Kantar’s TNS opinion published a Europanel survey looking at attitudes towards waste management … …read more Read more here: Does it suck?      The post Does it suck? appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • United Nations officially slams American cops as 'racists'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting of Michael Brown, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) claims that ethnic and racial minorities in the United States are victims of "oppression by...
  • ISIS reportedly developing 'bubonic plague' bomb

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    "The advantages of biological weapons is the low cost and high rate of casualties..."Critics of the ISIS terrorist network have often condemned the jihadists of attempting to revert civilization back to the Dark Ages both theologically...
  • 'Sexual jihad' makes a disturbing comeback for ISIS terrorists

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Sodomy authorized to "widen the anus" of would-be human bombers...Making itself known last summer, the fatwa-authorized sex jihad is making a strong comeback throughout the Muslim World. As reported by the right-of-center news...
  • Egyptian activists protest ISIS by defecating, menstruating on their flag

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    "Inshallah [Allah willing], your throat got slit in the street, within days."It's common practice for the vast majority of reputable Western media outlets, such as Examiner.com, to choose to self-censor certain photographs that...
  • After $11 billion Obama weapons deal, Qatar accused of aiding ISIS

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    In the wake of a recent $11 billion weapons deal with the Obama Administration, the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is denying allegations that they are responsible for funding the ISIS terrorist organization. As reported by the Associated Press via...
 
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    International Relations Online

  • Understanding Our Basic Human Rights [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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

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

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

    International Relations Online Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    In mid-June, a group of militant Islamic extremists launched a coordinated assault across northern Iraq, seizing large territories including major towns and cities. Iraqi security forces, in the face of the onslaught, were able to do very little in defense of their country. As a result, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki publicly appealed to the United States and the international community for assistance in the fight against the organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS. The moniker ISIS derives from the group’s primary objective, which is to establish a Sunni…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Uber Plans to Continue its Service in Germany despite of Nationwide Ban

    Anna Domanska
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    A spokesman for Uber said it would continue to serve German customers despite of the court’s ruling German court has ruled out that Uber Technologies must quit operating its ride sharing service Uberpop in Germany or pay a fine – however the ban on its service could be momentary, a court representative said Tuesday. The Frankfurt Regional Court allowed taxi affiliation Taxi Deutschland a preliminary injunction banning Uberpop around a week ago, as per a court report published by German newswire DPA. Based on the ruling, in the event that Uber abuses the ruling it could be fined up to…
  • Elgato unveils new smart home accessories integrated with Apple’s HomeKit ahead of IFA 2014

    Carrie Ann
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    While the IFA 2014 is ramping up in Germany, EyeTV creator Elgato has become the latest company to reveal its new line up of smart home aspirations. While the IFA 2014 is ramping up in Germany, EyeTV creator Elgato has become the latest company to reveal its new line up of smart home aspirations. The announcement encompasses three major new products: Eve, Avea, and Smart Power that work exclusively with iOS and will soon include Siri control. First and foremost, there’s the Elgato Eve, a range of sensors that collects data on air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and…
  • China Targeting Foreign Companies Unfairly, Says American Chamber

    Anna Domanska
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Qualcomm seeks to end anti-trust probe in China (Qualcomm Headquarters. San Diego, CA) A growing number of U.S. businesses are now increasingly apprehensive that they are, no doubt targeted by Chinese regulators, American Chamber of Commerce, a U.S. lobby said on Tuesday. The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest in the line of bodies that made their complaints public over the recent chain of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms in China, as China solicits to implement its six-year-old anti-monopoly law. Under the antimonopoly law, China is targeting both…
  • Toyota HQ Announces Relocation to Plano, Texas

    Christy Gren
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, Calif. Toyota, world’s largest carmaker announced on Sept. 1 that it has selected the suburb of Plano in Dallas, Texas to move its headquarters from the Los Angeles area. Despite being offered $100 million in incentives by North Carolina business recruiters to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte, the carmaker chose Texas, which offered incentives half that size. North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Toyota both concurred that the Japanese carmaker’s decision to move its headquarters outside of South Carolina is not mainly…
  • British Barclays to sell Spanish Unit to Caixabank at a loss of £500 Million

    Carrie Ann
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Caixabank, on Sunday evening said in a statement that it would pay around 800 million Euros ($1.05 billion) for Barclay’s retail banking division Caixabank SA, Spain’s third-largest bank by market capitalization has agreed to buy Barclays PLC’s retail banking division in Spain for 800 million Euros ($1.05 billion) as the British entity retreats from less profitable geographies, the latest in its plans to streamline itself by offering noncore businesses. Caixabank, on Sunday evening said in a statement that it would pay around 800 million Euros ($1.05 billion) for Barclay’s retail…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Philippines Hosts the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship

    Raffy Pekson II
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Air Sports Adventure Philippines sets in motion the history of Philippine aerial sports with the the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship to be held at Sitio Seguil, Bgy Tinoto, Maasim in Sarangani Province on August 22-24, 2014. Paragliding pilots representing more than 11 counties around the globe will be participating in this event.
  • HIRED – The First Ever Recruitment Party by jobsDB Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    jobsDB Philippines pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party. HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO and Call center industries, one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors.
  • Loire Valley Wines From the Garden of France

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    I was privileged to be invited to a wine tasting event at the La Veranda of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila hotel, hosted by Bernard and Jorinda Flour, the dynamic management team of the famed Le Cellier French Select Wines. They named this exquisite dinner experience "Loire Valley Wine Dinner," and Loire Valley is often referred to as the Cradle of the French or the Garden of France.
  • Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Launches Help for Typhoon Glenda Victims

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila recently launched a donation program for the victims of typhoon Glenda. In partnership with ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation, Sofitel Manila mobilizes the entire Accor Hotels group in a unified effort to assist the victims of the recent devastation and deliver relief goods to the families affected by the typhoon.
  • Globe’s Public Advisory for Typhoon Glenda

    Raffy Pekson II
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experienced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.
 
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  • Dairy Queen admits Data Breach

    Sabari Selvan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Dairy Queen, a fast food restaurant, has confirmed that systems in a limited number of its stores have been infected by malware.  The data breach puts customers' credit card and debit card data at risk.  Readmore at:http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/08/dq-breach-hq-says-no-but-would-it-know/
  • UPS store at 51 locations hit with Malware, Customers' Card data at risk

    Sabari Selvan
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS, said that 51 US Stores in 24 States were hit with a malware which was not detected by current Antivirus software. The breach puts customers who used a credit or debit card at one of the affected locations between January 20,2014 and August 11 at risk.Customer information that may have been exposed in this breach includes names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment information.The company hired an IT Security firm to conduct forensic investigation after receiving a notification about a "broad-based malware intrusion" from US Government.The UPS Store…
  • Hackers exploit HeartBleed vulnerability to compromise CHS

    Sabari Selvan
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Community Health Systems (CHS) recently revealed that hackers have compromised their computer network and stolen personal information of around 4.5 million patients.The report says the attackers have breached the CHS network in between April and July.  Mandiant, the company that did the forensic investigation found that the group responsible for the "Advanced Persistent Threat" attack is originated from China.The compromised information includes patients names, phone numbers, Social Security Numbers and other details.The company claims that no patient credit card, medical or clinical…
  • Android Malware 'Krysanec' masquerading as legitimate apps

    Sabari Selvan
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Security Experts always recommend android users to download applications only from official Google Play store. If you are downloading apps from third-party markets, you may end up with malware on your device.Researchers at ESET found a new piece of android malware that masquerading as legitimate android applications.The sample ESET analyzed is detected as Android/Spy.Krysanec and found to be disguising as mobile banking application for Russian users, data usage monitoring apps.  One to them is disguised as Set Mobile security.These modified apps is found to be containing the android…
  • Alleged Author of Android "Heart App" virus arrested

    Sabari Selvan
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
     An Android Virus spotted by security researchers at Sophos Labs spreads by sending SMS containing a download link to the first 99 contacts of victims.The malware goes by the name XXshenqi in Chinese and being called as "Heart App" in English.After sending SMS to the first 99 entries of victim's contact list, the malware sends a confirmation message to the attacker's number.The malware also asks victims to register and asks them to enter their personal details including Resident Identity card number, Full name. Once the victim clicks the register button, the data entered by victim will…
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Actor & Director Daniel York hits out about stereotype roles in UK Television Industry

    ingram jones
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Actor & Director Daniel York talks to BaylorIC TV at the Act For Change Project Launch Event and discusses Strerotype roles in the television industry in the UK Daniel York is a British classical theatre actor and has appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Merchant of Venice (dir. David Thacker), The Country Wife (dir. Max Stafford Clark) and Moby Dick (dir. Gerry Mulgrew). Born of mixed Singaporean/English heritage York has also featured in films such as Rogue Trader, The Beach (dir. Danny Boyle) and action film Doom. http://www.bayloricworldwide.com  Filed under:…
  • Holby City’s Hugh Quarshie talks to BaylorIC TV

    ingram jones
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Holby City’s Hugh Quarshie talks to BaylorIC TV Actor Hugh Quarshie talks to BaylorIC TV about his career and thoughts about the lack of black actors on British Television while attending the Act For Change Project launch event Hugh Quarshie was born on December 22, 1954 in Accra, Ghana as Hugh Antony Kobna Quarshie. He is an actor and director, known for Holby City (1999), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and Highlander (1986)      Filed under: BaylorIC Worldwide Tagged: Act For Change Project, Actor, BaylorIC TV Act For Change Project, BaylorIC TV…
  • BaylorIC Worldwide TV Now Showing “The Trials Of Muhammad Ali” Trailer & much more

    ingram jones
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    BaylorIC Worldwide Television (http://www.bayloricworldwide.com) are currently showing 3 Trailers on the station. “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” “Music For Mandela” “Montana” As part of the upcoming British Urban Film Festival which begins in September. On September 4th Spencer Fearon will be hosting a panel of boxing experts after the UK Premiere of The Trials Of Muhammad Ali. For more information please http://www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk/    Filed under: America, BaylorIC Worldwide, Black History, Boxing, Breaking News, community,…
  • Kell Brook Shocks the world to become IBF Welterweight Champion of the world!!

    ingram jones
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Kell Brook is the new IBF Welterweight Champion of the world Check out my thoughts on the fight… Filed under: Sport Tagged: Brook beats Porter, Brook Vs Porter Post Fight, Brook Vs Porter result, Kell Brook, Kell Brook IBF Welterweight Champion, Kell Brook World Champion, Porter loses title, Shawn Porter, Shawn Porter former IBF Champion
  • KELL BROOK VS SHAWN PORTER: ITS SHOWTIME FINALLY FOR THE SPECIAL ONE!!

    ingram jones
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Sheffield’s Kell Brook finally gets his chance to feed 2 birds with one worm. First he gets the opportunity to show the world just how special breaks down how he thinks the August 16th fight will go down. he really is on the American TV network “Showtime” and he will be doing this against the current IBF welterweight champion of the world Shawn “Showtime” Porter. BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones breaks down how he thinks the August 16th fight will go down.  Filed under: America, BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Breaking News, ingram jones, Sport, Uncategorized, USA,…
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    “President Obama has made it clear that the United States welcomes the rise of a peaceful, prosperous, and stable China—one that plays a responsible role in Asia and the world and supports rules and norms on economic and security issues,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in Hawaii last week, in a major policy address. “The president has been clear, as have I, that we are committed to avoiding the trap of strategic rivalry and intent on forging a relationship in which we can broaden our cooperation on common interests and constructively manage our differences and disagreements.” …
  • China's Latest Attempt to Co-opt Christianity

    Gordon G. Chang
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Last Thursday, China Daily reported that Beijing plans to “establish a Chinese Christian theology.” The new theology “should adapt to China’s national condition and integrate with Chinese culture,” said Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, at a seminar in Shanghai on the “Sinicization of Christianity.” In the words of the official paper, Wang believes that “Chinese Christian theology should be compatible with the country’s path of socialism.”  China’s socialist path is atheistic, so Wang is attempting something that is theoretically…
  • China's Militarist General Liu Yuan Promoted

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Reuters reports that General Liu Yuan will be promoted to the Communist Party’s 11-member Central Military Commission in October. Liu, 62, could even be given one of the two vice-chairman slots when the Central Committee meets, sources state. His elevation is a certain sign that hard-line elements are fast gaining power in Beijing. Liu, the political commissar of the General Logistics Department of the People’s Liberation Army, ostensibly earned the move up for his role in bringing down Lieutenant General Gu Junshan. The investigation of Gu, in turn, led to the dramatic detention of Xu…
  • Xi Jinping: The Putin of Asia

    Gordon G. Chang
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    On Friday, Beijing marked the 120th anniversary of the start of the first Sino-Japanese War, which ended in a crushing defeat of China. This year—once in February and then in June—Xi Jinping referred to this anniversary, mentioning how the conflict resulted in Japan taking Taiwan from the Chinese state. China’s leader, who believes he must “reunify” his country, remembers 19th century grievances as if they arose yesterday. Nobody tops Xi when it comes to irredentism, not even the fellow who called the breakup of the Soviet Union “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Journalist Steven Sotloff Executed

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Islamic State just executed my colleague Steven Sotloff on camera. He and I corresponded by email and planned to meet in Libya last year, though it didn’t work out. He had to leave and I had to cancel my trip and re-route myself to Lebanon, so we never actually met. But I did introduce him to the publisher of this magazine and he wrote a few articles for us before he was kidnapped in Syria. I sort of knew him, though not in the flesh, so I can’t tell you much about him personally, but I can tell you this: he was a hell of a lot braver than I am. I have not for even a second considered…
  • The Nusra Front's Impossible Demand

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Considering the events of the last couple of weeks, you could be forgiven if you forgot that the Islamic State isn’t the only terrorist group fighting in Syria. There’s also the Nusra Front. They recently kidnapped peacekeepers from Fiji monitoring the ceasefire on the Israeli-Syrian border. (They also surrounded Filipino peacekeepers who managed to escape.) The Associated Press reports that they won’t release the hostages unless the United Nations takes them off its list of terrorist organizations. I’d say someone should tell these guys that if they don’t want to be called…
  • Don't Cooperate with Assad

    Michael J. Totten
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    The US is considering air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria as well as Iraq and the Syrian government says any unilateral action that isn’t coordinated with Damascus will be seen as an act of aggression. President Bashar al-Assad would be perfectly content, however, to have the United States fighting on its side. That’s what he wanted from the very beginning. He hoped Americans would forget or simply not care that he is the Arab world’s largest state sponsor of international terrorism and has even cooperated with ISIS under its previous name to kill Americans in Iraq. He might…
  • The Worst Fate Possible for a Journalist

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Last year when Libya still looked like it might be okay I planned my second visit. It would have been my first since the overthrow of Moammar Qaddafi. An American journalist who lived in Benghazi emailed me and said we should meet for coffee once I arrived. I liked the idea, partly because he could show me around and introduce me to people, but mostly because I would not be alone in a strange and potentially dangerous city. No one, not even war correspondents, enjoys being alone in such places. Then several governments, including our own, ordered its citizens out. Westerners headed for the…
  • Vice News Embeds With the Islamic State

    Michael J. Totten
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve just returned from a very brief summer vacation in a remote part of the Pacific Northwest without cell phone coverage or Internet access, so I’m a bit behind on what’s happening in the world. While I’m catching up, take a look at Vice magazine’s five-part documentary on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. I don’t know how they did it, but they somehow got permission to embed a team of reporters with IS in both Syria and Iraq. There is no chance I would ever trust these people with my life and my safety, but the team got in and out okay and what they came back with is…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy?

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

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

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    MOSCOW — Just as during the Cold War, when sporting competitions between the free world and the Communist camp inevitably acquired a political dimension, big sport is increasingly becoming big politics for Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the ongoing campaign for the presidency of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that will be decided at the congress in Tromso, Norway, on August 11th. Two contenders—both of them Russian—are vying for the position. One is Garry Kasparov, the legendary grandmaster, the 13th world chess champion, and an eight-time…
  • Police Raids, Intimidation Greet Moscow's Campaign Season

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    MOSCOW — The campaign for the 2014 Moscow legislative election began, as has become customary in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with police raids. Last week, Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Konstantin Yankauskas, a Moscow municipal legislator and a candidate for the City Duma in the September 14th vote, and fellow election contender Nikolai Lyaskin, with “fraud,” conducting searches in their apartments. Lyaskin was released under prosecutorial recognizance; Yankauskas was sentenced to house arrest and will be unable to file his nomination papers at the electoral commission. Both…
  • Kremlin Prepares Election Farce in St. Petersburg

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — This week, the Kremlin-appointed governor of St. Petersburg, former KGB officer Georgy Poltavchenko, became the latest in a string of Russian regional leaders who formally “resigned” their posts in order to seek early reelection on September 14th. Of the 30 gubernatorial polls to be held this fall, 19 will be early elections called because of the resignation or dismissal of the incumbents. The Kremlin and its regional henchmen want to capitalize on the temporary spike in support for the regime after the annexation of Crimea, and ensure reelection before approval…
 
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Walter Clemens, a professor emeritus of political science at Boston University and an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. MOTYL: Walter, you’re well known for tackling complex moral and legal issues of international relations in your work. One of your books was Can Russia Change? CLEMENS: I’m still doubtful. MOTYL: Your current project is titled “Can—Should—Must We Negotiate with Evil? The World and North Korea.” CLEMENS: The subtitle could also read “The World and Vladimir…
  • Recriminations and Denials After Putin

    Alexander J. Motyl
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    One of these days Russians will wake up from what they now think is a dream and realize that it was a terrible nightmare. They’ll realize that Vladimir Putin—their current hero and demigod—is really a loser and a thug who’s brought ruin to their country, ruin to their people, ruin to their ethnic brethren in Ukraine and other non-Russian states, and ruin to the world. They’ll realize that Putin is a criminal, that the regime he created is fascist, and that his policies are paranoid, delusional, destructive, and self-destructive to the point of being suicidal. And that’s when the…
  • An Interview with Jiri Valenta

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Jiri Valenta, a distinguished scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet studies. MOTYL: Jiri, you’re one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable observers of Russia. How would you characterize the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 and the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine? VALENTA: The ongoing war in Ukraine has involved a covert military intervention by Russia that is slowly becoming overt. The downing of the Malaysian plane is a game-changer. Thus, as bodies arrive in the Netherlands, two more Ukrainian planes have been downed and a new…
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    Nerve Spark

  • The Business of Wildlife Rehabilitation

    Dennis Fan
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    We often don’t hear about wildlife rehabilitation. Many of us don’t even know what it is. But if you wanted the dictionary example of selflessness, a wildlife rehabilitator would fit the bill. Wildlife rehabilitators include Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. Salthaven is a Canadian non-profit that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, while educating local communities of the threats humans can pose towards animals. Brian Salt, the founder of Salthaven, operates a network of more than a hundred volunteers who work meticulously to nurture thousands of injured,…
  • Veld: the festival of the summer

    Dennis Fan
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    In the muddied fields of Downsview Park, the sights and sounds were not typical of a surburban Toronto park. Instead of an idyllic, calm city space to enjoy a serene afternoon with friends and family, the park grounds were filled to capacity with two stages and 38,000 partygoers. The VELD Music Festival, which has taken place in Toronto for the last three years, is a two day long EDM festival, featuring big names like Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, 3LAU, Iggy Azalea, and more. The two-day long celebration attracts people not only from the GTA, but from Quebec and the states, brings…
  • Digital Dreaming

    Keean Sarani
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Flower crowns. Flower crowns everywhere. Oh, and neon. Lots of neon. For two days each year, the biggest and best electronic dance music artists, or EDM as many call it, congregate in Toronto for a mega festival of lights, ravers and food. The people are what make festivals fun. The wild costumes just hype up the crowd and give good vibes for all to enjoy their weekend. The typical outfit for any festival going female is obviously your faded and ripped jorts with that ever so unique flower crown. The dudes just stuck with the good ol’ tanktop and looked like every other person their.
  • We’re going to Digital Dreams, and you can come too

    David Fang
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:14 pm
    For two days, one of the biggest EDM festivals will be touching down in Toronto. 69 international and local artists will be lighting up the various stages down at the Toronto waterfront on June 28th and 29th. With just a cursory glance at the roster, one already knows that the third year of Digital dreams will be absolutely wild. Familiar international superstars like Tiesto, and The Chainsmokers will be playing alongside such fast-growing local sensations like Dzeko and Torres. You’ll be sure to find an artist you love, and fall in love with ones you haven’t heard of yet. Of…
  • Reset the Net on June 5

    Dennis Fan
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:33 pm
    We at Neuron Magic believe in a free and open Internet free from mass surveillance. On June 5th, some of the largest websites in the world are participating in Reset the Net, to inform visitors of the things they can do to protect their privacy in the age of indiscriminate collection. We’re standing with websites big and small, on June 5th, to show that we can make a difference to loosen the grip surveillance agencies like the NSA and CSEC have on our Internet. Furthermore, we are glad to announce that within the next few months, we will be rolling out HTTPS encryption for all Nerve…
 
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  • The Secret Formula for Making the Future World a Better Place

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    By Ziad K Abdelnour The post The Secret Formula for Making the Future World a Better Place appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • FPC Board Member Fabrizio Poli interviewing Blackhawk Partners Financier Todd Dean

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
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  • How’s ISIS able to Make Millions Each Day from Oil Sales?

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
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  • “Millions of people have seen their savings evaporate…”-By Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This nation was founded on the principle of wealth creation. As a young Henry Clay said in the House of Representatives in 1812, “It [wealth creation] is a passion as unconquerable as any with which nature has endowed us. You may attempt to regulate—you cannot destroy it.” That is supposed to be the federal government’s primary objective. It is supposed to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth—not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose…
  • “The Criminal behavior of bankers…”-ZIad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Blackhawk Partners, Inc., is a reliable trader and supplier of a wide range of commodities to industrial and financial consumers globally. The Firm’s role is to be a trustworthy and competitive partner to businesses in the segments of the market which it serves and to support those businesses as they expand and develop. The Firm’s customers around the world rely upon Blackhawk as a source of Metals and Minerals and Crude Oil and Oil Derivative Products. By Ziad K Abdelnour The post “The Criminal behavior of bankers…”-ZIad K Abdelnour appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
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  • Serena Williams Gave Out Tickets To The Gun Show

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    2 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    ... The post Serena Williams Gave Out Tickets To The Gun Show appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Serena Williams tweets out some lovely bikini pics Serena Williams Was Acting Crazy And Had To Quit Her Doubles Match At Wimbledon Maria Sharapova Blasts Serena Williams, Criticizes Her Love Life
  • Alyssa Arce In Galore Magazine Summer 2014

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    2 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    ... The post Alyssa Arce In Galore Magazine Summer 2014 appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Alyssa Arce’s Upcoming Playboy Spread Looks Promising Alyssa Arce in a Red Bikini Jennifer Akerman In Galore Magazine
  • Get A Better Night’s Rest With These Perfect Sleeping Positions

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    2 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    ... The post Get A Better Night’s Rest With These Perfect Sleeping Positions appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool TCU DE Devonte Fields Attacked And Robbed At Gunpoint
  • A Groom Hit On A Pregnant Worker At His Wedding, Things Got Worse After That

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    2 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    ... The post A Groom Hit On A Pregnant Worker At His Wedding, Things Got Worse After That appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Peyton Manning Invited to Fan’s Wedding, Autographs Response Card, Regretfully Declines Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool
  • Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt Signed A Huge Contract

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    2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    ... The post Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt Signed A Huge Contract appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Houston Rockets to Offer Dwight Howard Huge Contract Houston Texans reach agreement with Bill O’Brien Bill O’Brien, Penn State Nittany Lions coach, working on deal to become Houston Texans’ head coach
 
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  • Transfer Talk: Inter ace Guarin offered to Barcelona

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The Colombia international’s representatives travelled to Catalunya on Monday in a failed attempt to secure their client a move to Camp Nou …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Transfer Talk: Inter ace Guarin offered to Barcelona appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Manchester United's identity is broken, says Phelan

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The former assistant manager believes the club’s reputation has been ruined by the sale of a number of youth academy products this summer …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Manchester United's identity is broken, says Phelan appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Hand Sheriff, Ihejerika over to ICC, APC tells Jonathan

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The All Progressives Congress has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to arrest and hand over former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff and former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejerika, to the International Criminal Court. National Chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, gave the challenge on Tuesday, at a …Read More Source:: THE […] The post Hand Sheriff, Ihejerika over to ICC, APC tells Jonathan appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Hodgson: Welbeck will benefit from Arsenal switch

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The England manager believes a move to the Emirates Stadium will give the 23-year-old more opportunities to progress and stake his international claim. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Hodgson: Welbeck will benefit from Arsenal switch appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Manchester United agree deal for Ajax's Fosu-Mensah

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The Ghanaian 16-year-old was snapped up by the Red Devils on deadline day after impressing at the AEGON Future Cup and will join up with the club’s academy squad …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Manchester United agree deal for Ajax's Fosu-Mensah appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Eight Dead In Paris Suburb Building Explosion

    Majid Dawood
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    AFP – the death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to 8 on Monday, including 3 children, as a desperate search for survivors proved al-most fruitless.   Eleven people were injured in the disaster, 4 of them seriously condition, that sliced through a four-storey residential block in the Paris suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois in two on Sunday.   Among the dead were a forty year old mother and her two children aged 18 and 14, a 10 year old child, a woman in her 80s who lived on the first floor, 45-year-old woman and two further adults, one of whom wad…
  • Live Updates of Azadi March And Inqilab March

    Owais ghori
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    The Azadi March formerly named Tsunami march, is a public protest march organized by former cricketer-turned-politician Imran khan’s political party (PTI) Pakistan Thareek-e-Insaf to demand resignation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.   Imran khan declared plans for a protest march traveling from Lahore to Islamabad in 14th August to a throng of protesters in a PTI jalsa in Bahawalpur on 27th June, 2014. As soon as imran khan announced his plans, Tahir-ul-Qadri’s political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek also announced a similar protest march.   The Pakistan Awami…
  • 6th September Pakistan Defence Day – 6th September

    Owais ghori
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Defense Day of Pakistan is celebrated on September 6th, every year in Pakistan. Defense Day is celebrated on the memory of martyred people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defense of the country.  It is also celebrated in Pakistan as a national day 6th September in memory of those who killed in the indo-Pakistan war of 1965 and successful defense of Sialkot, Lahore and other important areas of the country.   Also Visit: Pakistan Defence Day 6th September Wallpapers, Images   This war affected financially both countries but none of them could dominate. Both countries fought…
  • Pakistan Defence Day 6th September Wallpapers, Images

    Owais ghori
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    The 6th September Pakistan Defence day is the day in which Pakistani people celebrate this day in remembrance of those soldiers who killed in India-Pakistan war of 1965 and Pakistan got successful defence of sialkot, Lahore and many other areas of Country. 6th September Pakistan Defense Day Wallpapers and images.   6th September Par Army   6 September Pakistan Defense day: Pak Army Solider with mother     6 September: Pak Air Force Defense Day Of Pakistan:
  • Information Of Islamic Names For Newborn And New Convert Muslim

    Owais ghori
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    A Muslim child where even born, and a person who embracing Islam, will to be called new name, probably in Arabic. Names of God, Names of prophets, names from history and the modern or traditional names are being used in this regard.   Naming a child with honorable and beautiful name is very important. The Prophet always chose name with beautiful meaning, even telling people to change their names if they had unpleasant meanings. Give your girls the best and possible name.   Why meaning of names? It is from the teachings of the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)…
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    Spektra Media

  • K-Pop One Merges With Partner Site K-Pop World, Ushering in Fresh Progress

    Andrew Peng
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    K-Pop One officially merged with longtime partner site K-Pop World today as part of ongoing network expansion efforts, transferring all staff and resources and bringing in fresh energy into the news site. After month-long discussions between senior staff at both sites, the merger decision was made based on the determination that the parties had the same goals […]
  • PlayStation Network Suffers Wide DDoS Attack; Hackers Claim Responsibility

    Andrew Peng
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Update 2: FBI Investigating After Bomb Threat Incident Update published 24 August 2014 at 6:10 p.m. ET: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has formally launched an investigation after American Airlines Flight 362 carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted amid bomb threats by a hacker group on Twitter. The group had claimed responsibility earlier for […]
  • Kim Hyun Joong Charged Over Repeated Instances of Alleged Assault and Battery

    Alexis Ballesteros
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Petra Virenius, Andrew Peng, Eric Tang, and Catherine Huynh contributed to this report. Update 3: Police to Summon Joong for Questioning Next Week 27 August 2014 at 2:30 pm EST: The Seoul Songpa Police Office will summon singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong for questioning and testimony after his former girlfriend, identified as “A”, pressed charges of alleged […]
  • Spektra to Close Brands, Shift Focus and Resources to Ongoing Expansion Efforts

    Andrew Peng
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    From Spektra Joint-CEOs Andrew Peng, Kevin Xiang, and Nicholas Zhao, as well as K-Pop One President Eric Tang; Dear readers, supporters, partners, and friends, Today, we at Spektra Media will make several major moves that will ultimately shape the course of our future as a media and entertainment network. After careful and lengthy deliberations among […]
  • Executive Review: Steins;Gate is a Riveting Tale of Time-Leaping Proportions

    Michael Peng
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    “NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. THAT’S WHY ITS POTENTIAL IS INFINITE.” –Okabe Rintarou Ah, Steins;Gate. There are few anime as dear to me as this one, anime that have captured my heart so completely, whose characters have made me shamelessly weep none-too-masculine tears, whose themes have had me ponder the meaning of my otaku […]
 
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  • Check Out These Stunning Yoruba Couples in Their Traditional Wedding Attires!

    Events Mirror
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Photo: Soji Oni The trend in Yoruba traditional wedding outfits overtime, have really been amazing, yet wonderful. Check out these stunning Yoruba couples in their traditional wedding attires in the gallery below. I hope you get inspired by the colors and styles these couples have put together. The post Check Out These Stunning Yoruba Couples in Their Traditional Wedding Attires! appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Pablo Escobar’s Hit Man ‘Popeye’ Freed From Jail In Colombia

    Diamond Jay
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    (CNN) — John Jairo Velasquez — the top hit man for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the ’80s, known in Colombia as the “narcoterrorism era” — is a free man for the first time in 22 years. The 52-year-old Velasquez, also known as “Popeye,” was released Tuesday night from a maximum-security prison in the Colombian province of Boyaca, northeast of Bogota, the capital. He left the prison under heavy police protection. Velasquez surrendered to authorities in 1992, telling a reporter at the time, “I don’t owe anything to anybody. I…
  • [JAPAN] — First Dengue Fever Infections In 70 Years Confirmed

    Diamond Jay
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    TOKYO: Japanese health officials said on Thursday (Aug 28) that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years. The three are suspected of having contracted the disease when they were bitten by mosquitos in Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo, officials said. The patients – a man in his 20s in Tokyo as well as a teen and woman in her 20s in Saitama Prefecture north of the capital – go to the same educational institution in Tokyo. None of them is in a life-threatening condition, officials said. The last domestic infection of…
  • NEW MUSIC: Brianna Perry – Mackin (Feat. Nehemie)

    Diamond Jay
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Brianna Perry is back with another original single, Mackin featuring Nehemie. This is to satisfy Perry’s diehard fanbase until her debut album drops. Listen and download Brianna Perry’s Mackin below… The post NEW MUSIC: Brianna Perry – Mackin (Feat. Nehemie) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • [NIGERIA] — Buhari Set To Declare For 2015 Presidential Election

    Diamond Jay
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Former military Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to declare for the presidential race early next month on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as soon as he concludes his nationwide consultations, his political aides have confirmed. “General Muhammadu Buhari has been holding consultations with stakeholders cutting across the divide on the next year general election. Those he has been meeting include politicians, both within and outside the APC, religious leaders, opinion leaders, youths and market women in every state of the federation and the…
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Clinton fired from NBC over ‘laziness’

    Mindy Astoria
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    We broke the story first.  Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child, but our sources tells us the heads of the network were tired of her downright ‘laziness’. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been working at the network since 2011, doing feature stories on people or organizations once a year, while being paid a 600,000 salary. “I loved watching the “Making a Difference” stories about…
  • NANNY STATE: Incredible census data reveal over 1/3 of Americans receive welfare

    Jessica Kanter
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Fifty years after the “war on poverty” was first waged, there are signs a new offensive is needed. Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind. The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. At the end of 2012, according to the…
  • ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops as world watches

    Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday. The killing of government troops, combined with photos of dusty, terrified conscripts under militant guard in the desert, underscored how the extremist group uses violence — and images of violence — to instil fear in its opponents as it seeks to expand the proto-state it has carved out in Syria and…
  • Top US Military official: ‘We will attack if Islamic group threatens us’

    Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq (ISIS) have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria. But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that right now, he still believes ISIS is still more a regional threat and is not plotting or planning attacks against either the U.S. or Europe. Speaking on a military plane en route to Afghanistan, Dempsey provided more detail into his thinking about the Islamic militants who have stormed across Iraq, operating out of…
  • School placed on lockdown, SWAT moves in… over an umbrella

    Mindy Astoria
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    On August 20, a gunman was reported on the campus of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and orders to “Shelter-In-Place” (S-I-P) were put out until a SWAT team finally surrounded their suspect, “a staff member carrying a large umbrella and carry bag.” According to NBC 7, “The first report came in as a man with a long gun” walking on campus. After about 30 minutes of S-I-P, staff member Bill Craig realized he fit the description of the possible gunman and surrendered himself to police. A SWAT team surrounded Craig and determined he had no gun in…
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  • Apple is preparing 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015

    Damia Abdullah
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Apple Inc.’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Shares of display makers rose. The new iPad will have a screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, said the people, who asked not to be [...] The post Apple is preparing 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015 appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Australia sizes up halal food sector

    Damia Abdullah
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia Naela Chohan has said that Australian companies are interested in investing in the halal food market, elaborating that they would want to enter the Middle Eastern region through Pakistan. Chohan said Pakistan would be able to become a lucrative market through the endeavour, adding that the development would be beneficial [...] The post Australia sizes up halal food sector appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Hajj could inject $8.5 billion into Saudi Arabia economy

    Damia Abdullah
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from this October’s hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mecca Chamber of Commerce said revenues from the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims would increase by three percent from last [...] The post Hajj could inject $8.5 billion into Saudi Arabia economy appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Russia eyes Islamic Banking

    Damia Abdullah
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR —The Association of Russian Banks (ARB) has urged the Russian central bank to implement measures to promote Islamic banking and finance as a means to beat the dire EU-US sanctions. Russia’s entry in the Islamic finance arena could be a boost to Malaysia’s expertise in the area, said analysts. This could also open [...] The post Russia eyes Islamic Banking appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Islamophobia no obstacle for British Muslim women

    Damia Abdullah
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:23 pm
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand – and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to adopt the headscarf to declare their faith to [...] The post Islamophobia no obstacle for British Muslim women appeared first on Amilin Post.
 
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  • Most Costly Divorces Of All Time ! Could It Make This Woman Richer Than Oprah?

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

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos   ‘…photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed the photos were hers and called the situation a “flagrant violation of privacy,” the Telegraph … Continue reading » The post Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking…
  • Banning Russian Guns ! AK-47 Ban Triggers U.S. Buying Frenzy

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Banning Russian Guns – AK-47 Ban Triggers U.S. Buying Frenzy   ‘…buyers wiped out gun dealers’ inventories around the country. The frenzy was brought on, in part, by a suspicion among some gun owners that the Russia-Ukraine conflict was a backdoor excuse to ban guns…Some customers bought eight to 10 rifles for nearly $1,000 each … Continue reading » The post Banning Russian Guns ! AK-47 Ban Triggers U.S. Buying Frenzy appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: TALKING TACTICS: Democrats seek to…
  • DISMEMBERED Body Found Stuffed In Bags Roommate Arrested

    WebSolutions
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM DISMEMBERED Body Found Stuffed In Bags Roommate Arrested   ‘…Some of the bags were not tied … and it was unclear why some were dumped out in the open … Investigators think Perez was dismembered in the apartment, where police recovered weapons, including a knife, that may have been used in the crime…’[WASHPOST]   **if … Continue reading » The post DISMEMBERED Body Found Stuffed In Bags Roommate Arrested appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College Professor…
  • MARS ALIEN LIFE SHOCKER: ‘Alien Thigh Bone’ Spotted on Mars

    WebSolutions
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM MARS ALIEN LIFE SHOCKER: ‘Alien Thigh Bone’ Spotted on Mars     “…More than two years into the Curiosity rover’s lonely trek across Mars, conspiracy theorists believe they’ve struck gold: an ‘alien thigh bone’ has been spotted on the surface of the red planet. For keen alien hunters, the image…’ [INDEPENDENT]     **if there’s … Continue reading » The post MARS ALIEN LIFE SHOCKER: ‘Alien Thigh Bone’ Spotted on Mars appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Teenager…
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  • Apple says celebrity nude photo leaks wasn’t caused by iCloud breach

    Princeton
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Apple released a statement Tuesday that the large theft of naked celebrity photos that were released Sunday on 4chan did not occur by a reason of a breach in iCloud, Find my iPhone, neither any of Apple’s system. The company said that after close to two-day investigation on the incident, they have uncovered that certain […]
  • Big Brother Africa “Hot Shot” house burnt to the ground, show canceled

    Sylvia
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Big Brother Africa “Hot Shot” season 9 has been suspended due to a devastating fire that burnt the house to the ground Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The Big Brother “Hotshots” reality show which was scheduled for Sunday, September 7, but has now been canceled, after the houses which were supposed to house contestants for the […]
  • Boko Haram insurgents grasped Bama, a northeastern town in Borno State

    Coteam
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    The Nigerian Islamist insurgents Boko Haram has reportedly captured the northeastern town of Bama, second biggest town in Borno, after several hours of ferocious battle with the Nigerian military forces. “Boko Haram has taken Bama town and the soldiers have gone away. Lots of youths have been killed by the insurgents; I even lost two […]
  • Apple investigates celebrity-photos’ hacks, the feds addressing the matter

    Coteam
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    A perpetrator released nude graphic images of several A-list celebrities that started appearing on various website on Sunday, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff and Selena Gomez. The hacker allegedly said that [s]he gained access to the celebs personal photographs by exploiting a bug in their Apple’s iCloud — a service used […]
  • Ebola outbreak: Nigeria to receive Japanese’s antiviral drug “Favipiravir”

    Princeton
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Africa most largest population and economy, Nigeria is to be provided an “experimental” antiviral drug “Favipiravir” by Japan as a practicable treatment for Ebola outbreak in the country, Nigeria’s health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu confirms. He also said a large quantity of Favipiravir would be supplied, enough dosages to treat about 20 thousand patients. Favipiravir was […]
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  • A Tale of Two Lawsuits: Education, Healthcare, and Frivolity

    Ezer Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    On Monday, Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and perennial wannabe contender for the Republican presidential nomination, decided to sue the federal government over its use of the Race to the Top grant program to... The post A Tale of Two Lawsuits: Education, Healthcare, and Frivolity appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • ISIS creates another humanitarian crisis

    Thomas J. Tree
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Earlier this month, the advances of the Islamic State across northern Iraq created a humanitarian crisis that bordered on genocide. About 40,000 religious minorities fled the town of Sinjar to the surrounding mountains to... The post ISIS creates another humanitarian crisis appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • After James Foley: An analysis of US kidnapping policy

    Michael Vasiliou
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
      Last week, the Islamic State released a video of the execution of American journalist James Foley. Foley appeared in an orange jumpsuit, a reference to the imprisonment of Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.... The post After James Foley: An analysis of US kidnapping policy appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Maverick Man: The Roller Coaster Persona of Rick Perry

    Jack O'Brien
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
      Clad from head to toe in an outfit more fitting for Yosemite Sam or a contestant in a John Wayne look-alike competition, Rick Perry strolls down the clean streets of Austin. Sporting a... The post Maverick Man: The Roller Coaster Persona of Rick Perry appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Sanctions: Works 100% of the time, 1% of the time.

    Mike Dewar
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Russia has banned the import of Western food products in response to sanctions. Produce!/Ryan Wiedmaier/CC BY NC 2.0/Flickr The recent sanctions by the Treasury Dept. will not result in any meaningful resolution of the... The post Sanctions: Works 100% of the time, 1% of the time. appeared first on Crisis Press.
 
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  • Modi describes Japan trip as very successful

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed his Japan trip as “very successful” and hoped that India’s infrastructure will improve and the country will become clean with the help of USD 35 billion promised by Japan over five years. Winding up his official programme on the penultimate day of his five-day visit, Modi expressed gratitude to Japan for reposing “trust” in India and demonstrating its friendship with a quip “yeh fevicol se be zyada mazboot jod hai (this bond is stronger than that of fevicol)”. “This visit has been very…
  • Referendum for Scottish independence; Yes camp closes the gap

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    London: With less than three weeks to go for a referendum that can end Scotland’s more than 300-years-old political union with UK, the support for Scottish independence has risen by eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The latest poll by YouGov shows that the ‘No’ campaign is now just six points ahead of the ‘Yes’ campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month. Rising by eight points in just one month, the ‘Yes’ campaign has narrowed down the pro-union lead. Excluding the still undecided voters, 53 per cent of…
  • PM Modi credits mature leadership for good Indo-Japan relations

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>Agencies</b></a></span>
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that it was the maturity in the leadership of both India and Japan that had contributed to the development of good relations between the two nations. “I was told that the Indo-Japan relation is 110-years-old; in today’s world even a family doesn’t stay together for 100 years. It must be the maturity in leaderships that contributed to this. We are now working as special strategic and global partners and this happened for two reasons; our 110-year-old relation and the unwritten spiritual partnership,” said Prime Minister Modi, while…
  • 11 killed, 27 missing after rainstorms, landslides hit China

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Beijing: Eleven people were killed and 27 others missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwest Chongqing Municipality, affecting nearly nine lakh people. About 898,000 people in 16 counties in the region have been affected and 39,000 have been evacuated from flooded areas, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a report. Direct economic losses total around 710 million yuan (USD 115 million), the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. More than 500 professional rescuers, including fire fighters and armed police, have evacuated more than 7,000 residents in nine…
  • Despite Modi’s comments, India-China ties stable: Chinese daily

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>IANS</b></a></span>
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Beijing: Though Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment in Tokyo Monday about there being an 18th century expansionist mindset in the world today has made international media hype as an allusion to China, the fact remains that China-India relations are stable as India is a rational country, a Chinese daily, known for its sharp views on India, said Tuesday. It also said that Sino-Indian ties “can in no way be counterbalanced by the Japan-India friendship”, the English-language Global Times, which is published by the iconic People’s Daily group and is largely read…
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  • Top 10 Hot Celebrity Leaked Photos

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    1 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Check out this list of the of the “Top 10 Hottest Leaked Celebrity Photos” and we are sure you’ll enjoy it. The internet usually goes search crazy when a celeb photo leaks, so look no further, click below and leave us a comment.   10. Hayley Williams In 2010, around 600,000 of Hayley Williams’ Twitter followers got a great deal for free when a topless photo of the Paramore singer was posted. It was taken down just in a mere coupl of seconds, with the singer claiming her account got hacked. Shortly after the leaked photo, Williams tweeted, ”Pretty much my day has consisted of…
  • Top 10 Celebrity Sexcapades

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    31 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Decidedly, Hollywood isn’t short on juic scandals. And whenever one breaks, sex addictions is almost always identified the as the top culprit. Is the latter really a compulsion, or simply a way for unapologetic celebrities caught with their pants down to find sympathy from the public? While the jury is still out on the subject, here are 10 famous whose shocking sexcapades the public won’t soon forget!   10. Russell Brand Russell Brand, the comedian, has a unique way to be a sex addicted. In the UK, he got the title “Shagger of the Year”, and he actually admitted to have sex with…
  • Top 10 Bizarre World Records

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    31 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    You may have seen many world records, but what I’ll show you next are sure the most fanciful ones. Here is a list of ten of the most bizarre world records.   10. Largest Airplane Eaten Michel Lotito is big name in the realm of bizarre records and abilities. This French man could chew up all types of indigestible materials, including steel, glass bottles, television, razor blades, light bulbs, and lots of other non-edible stuff. He performed his most famous act in 1990s, when he spent 2 years eating a whole Cessna. He would use a sledgehammer, bolt cutter and acetylene torch to…
  • Top 10 Charismatic Leaders Who Were Gunned Down

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    30 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    As the world moved into the modern day, the killing of important people began to become more than a tool in power struggles between rulers themselves and was also used for political symbolism, such as in the propaganda of the deed. Assassinations may be prompted by religious, ideological, political, or military reasons but the end result is targeted killing of a public figure, whom we know well or we love. Each nation would have lost some famous political entity in same way, here is a list that mentions the ten famous political leaders who were well-esteemed and admired by their people and…
  • Top 10 Kid Friendly Pets

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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Owning a pet can be very fun, and at the same time it helps you build a sense of responsibility. It is never easy choosing the right pet for you. Sometimes, the pet you have chosen is hostile and cannot be trained easily; sometimes, the pet you chose might be good to you and not to other people. This is one of the reasons why you have to choose the friendliest pets for your child. There are many different kinds of animals and insects that you can consider as a pet. When it comes to your children’s safety, it is best that you chose the top 10 friendliest pets available.   10. Guinea…
 
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  • Memorial to Marcus Canul held in Orange Walk

    Patrick Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Memorial to Marcus Canul Monday, September 1, 2014. ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting:  Residents of Orange Walk town took time out of their schedules today to commemorate the death of Icaiche hero Marcus Canul on September 1, 1872. Historians note that Canul, a Maya leader, led a raid on a mahogany camp at Qualm Hill on the Rio Bravo in what is today the Orange Walk district. During a brief ceremony, a wreath was placed today in memory of Marcus Canul by Domingo Perez at a monument to the fallen hero located on Queen Victoria Avenue. Historians say that during the 1866 attack, two men died and…
  • Francis Fonseca unfazed by Rural North protests

    Patrick Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Francis Fonseca Monday, September 1, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  PUP leader Francis Fonseca has responded, after a fashion, to the protests of the Belize Rural North executive committee on Friday. The committee says they were not consulted and believe the party had no right to suspend standard bearer Arthur Saldivar last Wednesday while carrying out its investigation into alleged wrongdoing he committed as an attorney. But Fonseca says the party did the right thing, and there is no turning back now. Fonseca says he respects their right to disagree but insists the party followed the…
  • Man charged for vehicular altercation

    Patrick Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Crime & Violence Report Monday, September 1, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  The alleged use of a vehicle as a weapon led to charges for 33 year old Devon Jones of Iguana Street in Belize City. Jones, a self-employed electrician, is accused of aggravated assault and maim of 42 year old Francis Stanley Gill of Kelly Street in front of the Key Ley Restaurant, formerly Li Chee, on Freetown Road. Around 12:45 in the morning of August 30, 2014, Gill was buying at the restaurant where he and Jones got into an argument. Gill went to stand in front of the restaurant and that is when Jones got into…
  • National team leaves for Central American Cup

    Patrick Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    National Football Team Monday, September 1, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Belize’s Jaguars left home soil today for the United States hoping to repeat history. In 2013 the national men’s football team shocked the region with a fourth-place finish in the Central American Cup, qualifying for the first time ever to the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. They will try again with a familiar face at the helm in Costa Rica’s Leroy Sherrier Lewis. The team manager says Belize is ready to make history again after good preparation in trying circumstances. Lewis says the team are…
  • Traffic accident on the Placencia road

    Patrick Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Placencia Road accident Monday, September 1, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: One person sustained injuries when a pickup truck overturned this evening on the Placencia Road. According to information received, the accident happened near Santa Cruz and photographs obtained from the scene show the pickup truck extensively damaged. Reports say that the driver who was alone in the vehicle sustained two large gashed to the forehead. A doctor who arrived on the scene shortly after the accident gave a preliminary diagnosis of a broken shoulder and collar bone. The driver, whose name has not yet…
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