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  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    The Big Picture
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Americas Most Expensive Neighbourhood is Not Where You Think

    Property-Abroad.com News Feed
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Ask someone where America’s most expensive neighbourhood is, and what will they say? New York. Manhattan - but they'd be wrong.
  • - CDC Protocols

    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: CDC Protocols PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cdc, ebola, protocol, disease, epidemic, pandemic, africa, liberia, sierra, leone, usa, health Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • Moment bus driver tackles ‘rowdy passenger’ in fight over fare caught on CCTV (video)

    Descrier
    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    CCTV camera caught the moment that a bus driver tackled a ‘rowdy passenger’ to the ground over a fare on video. The footage shows two men alighting from a number 89 bus at Geddes Place, Bexley, before one of them tampers with the bus wing mirror. When driver David Newstead, 43, came out of readjust the mirror one of the men confronts him. Newstead then heads back onto the bus only for one of the men to tamper with the window again. There is a verbal exchange between Newstead and the two men, but the situation escalated when one of the men threw an object at the driver’s…
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  • Uruguay votes for new president

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
  • Brazil votes in presidential run-off

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
  • Ukraine to vote in snap elections

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Ukrainian voters will go to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Tunisia set for historic election

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Tunisia is set to hold its first election under a new constitution passed earlier this year following a 2011 uprising.
 
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  • Suspect in killing of California deputies was deported twice

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    Man suspected in shooting rampage that left 2 sheriff's deputies dead was deported twice and had a drug conviction, ICE spokeswoman says
  • The Pact

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    15-year-old boy goes to a dance and never returns. Teen killers keep a secret for 41 years – until one of them cracks. Richard Schlesinger investigates.
  • PGA chief fired over alleged sexist comments

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    The President of the PGA of America has been fired over alleged sexist remarks he made to a pro golfer on social media. Ted Bishop was commenting on a new book, in which British golfer Ian Poulter criticized European golfer Nick Faldo. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
  • Despite age, 100-year-old math teacher pushes on

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Even at 100 years old, Madeline Scotto climbs to her second-floor classroom three times a week. And as Michelle Miller explains, the only number Scotto doesn't take seriously is her age.
  • Nurse quarantined in N.J. criticizes the way she has been treated

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Kaci Hickox writes first-person account of her experience as third state implements mandatory quarantine for high-risk travelers
 
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  • Justices who graduated from Yale Law School hold court

    Robert Barnes
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — It wasn’t the first time that Justice Clarence Thomas, the wayward son of Yale Law School, returned to his alma mater. But this time, with two of his colleagues on the Supreme Court sitting beside him Saturday afternoon, he offered a message of reconciliation and humility very different from the bitter reminiscences of law school he has provided in past speeches and in his autobiography. Read full article >>
  • An undocumented immigrant’s dream deferred

    Eli Saslow
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Javier Flores awoke again to the raspy ring of a water-damaged phone, and he lifted himself out of the hammock that had become his bed. He splashed river water on his face and pulled on his only pair of pants, designer jeans he had been wearing when two U.S. immigration officers stopped him on his way home from work. Now it was a few weeks later, and the jeans were stiff with sweat and caked in mud from the lime groves. They hung off his waist. Read full article >>
  • U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?

    Joel Achenbach, Lena H. Sun
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way. This Ebola corps is a collection of doctors, nurses, scientists, soldiers, aviators, technicians, mechanics and engineers. Many are volunteers with nonprofit organizations or the government, including uniformed doctors and nurses from the little-known U.S. Public Health Service. Most are military personnel, snapping a salute when are assigned to their mission — “Operation United Assistance.” It does not qualify for combat pay, only hardship-duty incentive pay, which is about $5 a day —…
  • No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area

    Spencer S. Hsu, Nia-Malika Henderson
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease. Read full article >>
  • In S.C., entire congressional delegation is floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy

    Marc Fisher
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    AIKEN, S.C. — Just days before the congressional elections, the Aiken County Democrats announced an evening phone bank — a last-ditch effort to generate enthusiasm in a heavily conservative part of South Carolina. But at the appointed hour, the party office was dark, empty. After all, what was the point? The party had disavowed its own candidate for Congress, a Republican who says he won the Democratic primary because “basically nobody was paying attention.” Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 10/18-10/24

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    This week we take a look at puppets from Sri Lanka and France, attacks on ISIS militants in Kobani, a partial eclipse of the sun, a foamy raisin weekend at St Andrew's University, the shooting in Ottawa, Diwali celebrations, and much more. [35 photos] Friends Aanka Batta (left) and Kelly Vaduka take a selfie in front of illuminations as they celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali in Leicester, England, on October 23, 2014. Up to 35,000 people attended the Bandi Chhor Divas, commonly known as the Diwali festival of light, in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's Asian community.
  • Mexico's Missing 43

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Late last month, in the small city of Iguala in southern Mexico, dozens of protesting students were attacked by police and masked gunmen. Six students were killed in the clash, and another 43 remain missing—last seen in the custody of police. Mexican authorities and relatives of the missing now fear that the 43 trainee teachers may have been massacred by local police in league with members of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel. Yesterday, Mexico ordered the arrest of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca, his wife, and an aide, charging them with masterminding the attack. Fifty others had already…
  • Fall Is in the Air, Part II

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors among the leaves. Collected here are some a few more images from this year's autumn. [27 photos] A leaf of the Virginia Creeper hangs from a roof in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany on September 30, 2014. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Nikon Small World 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2014 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 30. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,200 entries were received this year. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images below, all from the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. [26 photos] Mite in a small forest. (Jose R. Almodovar, Puerto…
  • A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the French production company La Machine traveled to Beijing, China, with two of its massive mechanical puppets, including a 20-foot-tall spider named La Princesse and the newly added Long Ma, a 46-ton fire-breathing dragon-horse made of wood and steel. La Machine put on three days of performances titled "Long Ma, Spirit of the Dragon Horse" next to Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, ending yesterday. [25 photos] French production company La Machine's latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named "Long Ma" or Dragon…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Primer: How to throw a perfect punch [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Sometimes a man (or a woman!) needs to know how to throw a solid punch. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but when push comes to shove comes to punch, you'd better have the know-how. Watch this video, grab a mirror, and get practicing, Tyson.
  • 40 kitchen hacks you haven’t seen before [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Need to chop some lettuce? Rinse it, chuck it in the salad bowl, and then run a pizza cutter over it. Done. Tired of losing quinoa when you rinse it? Get the mesh sieve wet before you throw in the quinoa––the water clogs up the mesh just enough.
  • Strange things all guys do but don’t talk about [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It's something all guys know about, all guys do, but none talk about: pretend that their urine stream is a laser beam. That and more fun facts in the video below.
  • Meet the man who swims with polar bears [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Polar bears are cute and cuddly. Too bad they're eat your face off if you try to get near them. Except for this guy, who somehow has the magic to swim with a polar bear. Not going to lie, he makes it look really fun. Do not try this at your local zoo.
  • Shy dating show contestants geek out over World of Warcraft [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This poor guy is so nervous to be on a dating show. Until the woman he's meeting says three magic words: "World of Warcraft." As soon as those words come out, let the geeking out begin.
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    Radio Times

  • Jayne Thompson’s “Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writings by Incarcerated Men at S.C.I. Graterford”

    Emily Bryant
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Jayne Thompson In February of 2011, JAYNE THOMPSON, a creative writing and English instructor at Widener University, began running a workshop for the Prison Literacy Project at S.C.I. Graterford. The workshop, inspired in part by her experiences teaching at Chester High School, is comprised of twenty men who are inmates. In one exercise, she had the men write to and about their younger selves. What followed were pieces of deep introspection, revealing past regrets, fears, and many painful experiences. In this hour of Radio Times, Thompson discusses Letters to My Younger Self: An…
  • Ammon Shea’s “Bad English”

    Emily Bryant
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Ammon Shea [From the Radio Times archive] Are you a stickler for syntax or pedantic about pronouns? Have you been criticized for poor grammar? Or do you play around with language, inventing words and fiddling with phrases, like a modern-day Shakespeare? For hundreds of years, people have scolded others for the way they use English. Today, Twitter and instant messaging have added new layers to those arguments. Author AMMON SHEA’s new book, Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation, delves into the fluid, changeable mess that is the English language. Shea picks apart arguments…
 
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    The Conversation

  • US Mid-Term Elections Preview

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Every four years a Presidential election is held in the United States. Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012, and the next Presidential election will be held in November 2016. However, the US also holds Congressional elections every two years that decide which party (Obama’s Democrats or the right wing Republicans) control both Houses of Congress. Half the time the Congressional elections are held concurrently with the Presidential election, and the rest of the time they are held as stand-alone elections, and are thus called mid-term elections. Major state governorships are also decided at…
  • A Moment With Gough Whitlam

    John Keane, Professor of Politics at University of Sydney
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously committed to the public good. I must confess I shed tears upon hearing news of his death. When great democratic leaders go, they often have that effect. It is not just their lasting policy achievements that make citizens weep. People are moved to tears because they sense that genuine democratic…
  • Juncker does not look like the man to bring Europe back together

    Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    On David Cameron's dartboard? DonkeyHotey, CC BY-SAJust what British politics needed: a new row over Europe. The revelation that the UK is expected to make a one-off payment of €2.1bn (£1.7bn) towards the European budget by December is probably the last thing David Cameron wanted in the middle of the current meeting of the heads of government at the EU summit in Brussels. This is politically dangerous at a time when British support for EU membership is on a knife-edge. Cameron has already put out a strongly worded statement saying the increase is “unacceptable”. UKIP leader Nigel…
  • Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

    Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security at University of Bradford
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback. Andreas Gradin via ShutterstockOn October 26 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen terrorists, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central nervous system. Although most of the 900 people being held hostage were freed, well over 100 of them were killed by the chemical agent; many more continue to suffer long-term health problems. To this day, the Russian authorities refuse to disclose what weapon they used. Nor will they provide any details of the…
  • The big threats to humanity: it's time to start talking about solutions

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health & NCDs at Harvard University
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to our biggest Global Health challenges, it’s easy to get bogged down in focusing only on the problems. How many millions die each year, or the economic cost of disease, the social toll of neglected health issues or the exponential increase in communities affected. Amira_a / Flickr Defining the problem is essential, but endless discussion focused solely on the challenges can be dangerous. ‘Doomsday talk’ leads us down a path of feeling overwhelmed, numbed and paralysed; a path where we avoid discussing the issue altogether; a path that leads to inaction and eventually (and…
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    The Big Picture

  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Amicus: Revenge of the Octogenarians

    Dahlia Lithwick
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Listen to Episode 3 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The Strongest Organism on Earth

    Rachel Stewart
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    ­What’s the strongest living thing on Earth by size? Researchers learned in 2008 that it’s not an ant but the bacterium of a sexually transmitted infection. Bonus: They filmed its herculean activities on a microscopic scale.
  • Trust No One

    Cathy O'Neil
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Listen to Episode No. 24 of Slate Money:
  • “One Has a Moral Responsibility to Disobey Unjust Laws”

    Elon Green
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Download Longform’s app to read the latest picks and follow any writer or publisher, including Slate
  • Bad Habits

    John Dickerson
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    WINGATE, North Carolina—For a short time, there was a feeling, shared by Republicans and Democrats, that Medicare and Social Security were losing their power as third rails in American politics. In the final weeks of the 2014 midterm campaigns, it seems like the electricity is once again flowing nicely. Candidates in opposing camps can agree on little, but they both know that telling horror stories about what your opponent might do to Social Security and Medicare is effective. 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Judge Doesn’t ‘Think’ Police are Abusing Spy Technology, and More in MuckReads

    ProPublica
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr "It's not just bullets you need to watch out for."  For the public, gun ranges are the most common way of getting lead poisoning outside of the workplace. And with an estimated 40 million annual recreational shooters and 10,000 gun ranges in America, the risk of contamination, if left unchecked, is highThe Seattle Times, through a "first-of-its-kind" analysis of occupational lead-monitoring data, found that shooting-range owners repeatedly violated workplace safety laws and the agencies that are supposed to monitor lead poisoning have been slow…
  • Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

    ProPublica
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    by Cezary Podkul A central tenet of government finance is that money borrowed over the long term should be spent on projects that will outlast the debt – things like buildings, bridges or other essential infrastructure. That's not what upstate New York's Niagara County did with much of its money from tobacco bonds. Golf carts. Computers. Defibrillators. Portable radios. Even a grease trap for the jail's kitchen. The list of goods or projects with just a few years' useful life goes on – all paid for with debt that will last decades. Nor did the money go toward the health care costs…
  • The Millions New York Counties Coulda Got

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    by Lena Groeger and Cezary Podkul In 1999, New York counties had a choice to make. They had just been promised annual payments from tobacco companies as part of a national settlement to reimburse them for smoking-related health care costs. Like winning the lottery, they could either get small payments indefinitely—or take a lump sum immediately by entering into “securitization” deals. Counties knew that these deals would mean less money in the long run, but bankers said they offered protection in case the payments shrank or went away. Now the cost is clear: millions pledged…
  • How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt Trap

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    by Cezary Podkul LOCKPORT, N.Y. – As they met at The Shamus, a favorite local lunch spot, on a September day a year ago, Niagara County officials considered some good news. Thanks to low interest rates, they might be able to refinance a big chunk of Niagara's tobacco bonds – debts payable from the county's share of a massive 1998 legal settlement with Big Tobacco. Eager to lower costs by replacing the bonds with less-expensive debt, they decided to move ahead. As a bonus, they figured the county could raise some new money for projects like fixing up Niagara's jail. But when…
  • How We Analyzed New York County Tobacco Bonds

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    by Lena Groeger and Cezary Podkul For this news app, ProPublica compared New York counties' cumulative tobacco securitization proceeds to actual and projected payments under the national tobacco settlement of 1998. The app allows users to explore different scenarios for the payments over time and see how long it takes for the payments to match or exceed the proceeds counties received from "securitizing" -- that is, selling their stream of tobacco settlement money to debt investors in return for upfront cash. Because securitization involves taking a discounted lump-sum payment upfront in…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Tycoon Arrested as Vietnam Revives Bank Cleanup

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Police in Vietnam have arrested Ha Van Tham on allegations of fraud while chairman of the Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank, signaling the Southeast Asian country is reviving its efforts to restructure its banking system.
  • 25 Eurozone Banks to Fail Stress Tests

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    About 25 eurozone banks failed the European Central Bank’s financial-health checks, although more than half have taken the necessary steps to shore up their balance sheets this year.
  • Indonesia Plays Legal Hardball

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Indonesian prosecutors are increasingly bringing criminal charges against employees of large companies for allegedly causing losses to the state, a development that is chilling the business community there.
  • U.S. to Name New Auto-Safety Chief

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    The Obama administration is close to naming a permanent top auto-safety regulator amid criticism of the agency’s handling of large air-bag recall, which an administration official on Friday called “suboptimal.”
  • Dolce, Gabbana Cleared of Tax Charges

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Italy’s highest court cleared fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion charges Friday, bringing to an end one of the highest profile tax cases in Italy in recent years.
 
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    TIME

  • NYC Mayor Noshes on Meatballs to Calm Ebola Fears

    Alexandra Sifferlin
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray, and New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett on Saturday afternoon dined at a West Village restaurant that briefly closed after it was revealed the city’s first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, had himself enjoyed a meal there not long before being diagnosed with the disease. “We are not only resilient, we are not only tough, we stand by each other,” said de Blasio in a press conference after his meal at The Meatball Shop, a well-known city eatery specializing in its eponymous dish. In a notable revelation,…
  • Nation’s First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland

    Katy Steinmetz
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Dozens of Oakland residents queued up Saturday to get their paws on cats and drip coffee. The founders of Cat Town Cafe, a hybrid drinkery and “cat zone,” held a grand opening for the nation’s first permanent cat cafe—a furry fantasy others have tried to realize, only to be derailed by funding problems and pesky health codes. “The cat cafe, to us, is fun schtick on top of a serious rescue operation,” said Adam “Catman” Myatt, a photographer who co-founded Cat Town with Ann Dunn. Disheartened by the cramped, scarring conditions at local animal…
  • The 5 Best NHL Arenas for Food

    emilystraus
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This article originally appeared on Food & Wine. It’s hockey season. Oh you didn’t know? That’s because hockey is usually degraded as the least major of the major American sports. Heck, at this point Nascar and professional wrestling get more love than hockey. But we find that exceedingly unfair. Hockey is faster than football, takes as much skill as baseball and has at least as many missing teeth as professional wrestling. NHL arenas also offer some great food for hungry fans. Here are the best places in the NHL to pound on the glass and have a bite to eat. 1.
  • Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Attempt Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ Walk

    Sam Frizell
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Benedict Cumberbatch can add “pop star power walk” to his LinkedIn profile, if he has one. The British star attempted his best Beyonce walk in a recently taped episode of The Graham Norton Show, scheduled to air Saturday Nov. 1 on BBC America. How did he get himself into such a mess, you may ask? He was following the lead of comedian Miranda Hart, whose routine includes a riff on different walks. Joining Cumberbatch on the show, she demonstrates her prowess, and asks the Sherlock star to join. Cumberbatch, who got his start doing Shakespeare, does a pretty good job. All’s…
  • U.S. Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States

    Sam Frizell
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    The federal government will recognize same-sex marriage in six new states, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Holder’s announcement follows the Supreme Court’s decision this month to decline to hear appeals from several states that sought to maintain their marriage bans.   The government will also extend federal benefits to same-sex couples in those six states. Holder made a similar announcement about seven other states last week, including Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Kansas City Royals v San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series - live!

    David Lengel
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Royals have 2-1 World Series lead over the GiantsGame 4: Giants Madison Bumgarner v Royals Jason VargasJoin the fun, tweet: @lengeldavidemail: david.lengel.freelance@theguardian.com Continue reading...
  • The power of writing lists that make no difference to our lives at all

    Lauren Laverne
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    We all love a good list. It makes us feel organised and in control even though most things happen by accidentHuman beings love lists, because they create a sense of order in a chaotic world, author Shaun Usher told me this week. I was asking him about his new book Lists of Note, the follow-up to his bestselling Letters of Note. It is a beautiful and immensely satisfying book. A collection of lists by the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. From Johnny Cashs to-do list (1. Not Smoke 2. Kiss June 3. Not Kiss Anyone Else) to the list of parts Galileo needed to build his telescope in 1609 and…
  • No wonder superstores are dying were sick and tired of their culture

    Joanna Blythman
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Britains longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal declineTen years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception. In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to accept the charge sheet drawn up against our big chains. Supermarkets had closed down small shops, operated a feudal system with their suppliers, bullied their way into communities, encouraged consumption of rubbish food, generated unprecedented levels of food and packaging waste and clocked up environmentally ruinous food miles; this much was…
  • Isis exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory

    Hassan Hassan
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    As the jihadi group sends new recruits to face air strikes, its leaders plant ever deeper roots in areas it occupiesOn one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tribal area in eastern Syria, was asked to lead the Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, known to be a stronghold of the Sufi order al-Khaznawi. Although he had no experience as a mosque imam, Abu Jassim told the usual preacher that he would take his place in compliance with the Isis orders. His sermon focused on the misguidance of Sufi practices, to…
  • Civil war rages in Labour party after Scottish leader walks out

    Daniel Boffey
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Miliband supporters say Johann Lamont would have been sacked had she not resigned after her attack on the national leadershipThe Labour party erupted into open civil war as Ed Miliband loyalists and supporters of Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour leader who resigned this weekend, exchanged accusations and insults.Following claims from Lamont that colleagues in Westminster had treated Scotland like a branch office of London, Miliband supporters revealed that she would have faced a coup if she had not stood down. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    From BBC News- Quiz question: What has been the top trending story on China’s social media this week? Wrong answer: Hong Kong. Correct answer: People named “Guoqing,” which in Chinese means “national celebration.” On Tuesday, Oct. 7, China winds up a weeklong public holiday to mark National Day, the anniversary of the 1949 Revolution when the Communist Party came to power. Since then, the Party has imposed tight control over the media, and at times of crisis the room for nuanced reporting shrinks to zero. In the early days of last week, the state propaganda machine met the Hong…
  • The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

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

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

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

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

  • Discontent over salary and designations causing cockpit fights

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Those driving on Indian streets often fly into a road rage but these days, incidents of pilots getting into fights in the cockpit have become a reason for growing concern. The reason is rivalry, say sources, especially among pilots of airlines like Air India and Indian Airlines and Jet Airways and JetLite, both of whom are in the midst of a merger.
  • An artist's crusade against moral policing

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges the power of a free media, it is instructive to look back at Indian media's first liberated star — Raja Ravi Varma, 19th century painter and agent provocateur, whose prints exploded their frames to become a mirror of the times.
  • Gadkari, not for the first time, rides 2-wheeler without helmet

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari kicked up a row after he rode his two-wheeler (MH49 P6327) for about half a kilometer to and fro without wearing a helmet to reach Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Mahal on Saturday morning.
  • Techie’s cyber battle with cancer wins UN prize

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    In August 2013, when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma—a rare type of blood cancer —Rahul Yadav went online to check how long he had. He was 28, had been doing very well at an IT company, and had just tied the knot with his girlfriend; he was just getting started. “I read survival is about two years,” he says and adds laughing, “We’re techies. What we see online we tend to believe.”
  • Reluctance to penalize weakening RTI: Study

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Information commissioners across the country are using a light touch to tackle RTI complaints sparing imposition of penalty in over 96% of the cases according to an independent study.
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Seattle Bike-share Program Hits 4,000 Rides in First Week

    Good News Network
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In the first week of Seattle’s bike-share program, the 500 green bikes were rented around 4,000 times with 1,450 cyclists signing up as member, according to Pronto Cycle Share’s executive director. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to expand the program, which currently operates at 50 stations throughout the city. (LEARN more in the video below or READ about the program from The post Seattle Bike-share Program Hits 4,000 Rides in First Week appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Sweet Tribute: American NHL Fans Sing ‘O Canada’ After Ottawa Shootings

    Good News Network
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    There were no Canadian hockey teams playing in Wednesday’s match, but their neighbors to the North were remembered in spirit when Pittsburgh Penguins fans belted out “O Canada” at the team’s game following a deadly shooting in Ottawa. The Canadian national anthem is not usually sung when two American NHL The post Sweet Tribute: American NHL Fans Sing ‘O Canada’ After Ottawa Shootings appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Mystery Bidder Offers $3 Million for 6000 of Detroit’s Worst Homes

    Good News Network
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Finding a way to deal with thousands of blighted buildings is critical to Detroit’s future. That’s why the city is cheering the good news last week that it received a $3.2 million bid on 6000 such properties—which equals about $500 each, the minimum bid allowable. Because of renovation or demolition costs, The post Mystery Bidder Offers $3 Million for 6000 of Detroit’s Worst Homes appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • VA High Schools Push Back Start Time to Give Teens More Sleep

    Good News Network
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Students in 22 high schools in the largest county in Virginia will get extra sleep next fall under a new plan approved this week that will push back the first class of the day in high schools to 8 a.m. or later. The Fairfax County plan was designed with the The post VA High Schools Push Back Start Time to Give Teens More Sleep appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Political Foes Form Friendship During One Candidate’s Illness

    Good News Network
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    As negative political advertising blankets American media with just a week before Election Day, Hawaii News Now discovered a story about two men running for the same office who have formed a friendship after one of them faced a difficult illness during the campaign. Sam Kong’s Republican opponent, minister Robert Helsham, “visited The post Political Foes Form Friendship During One Candidate’s Illness appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Which Form of Energy is the Cheapest?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Which kind of power is the cheapest? Listen to energy companies, and they'll insist that traditional forms like gas and coal are the way to go. Of course, they have money invested in keeping the existing systems in business. That's why the European Union commissioned an independent analysis to study the topic. According to the report, wind energy is the most cost-efficient way to supply power. When proponents of non-renewable energy point to costs, they intentionally overlook the overall economic impact that polluting causes. Once experts start to calculate the costs associated with public…
  • Abundant natural gas will not slow climate change according to new study

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide over the long term, according to a study appearing today in Nature Advanced Online Publication. Because natural gas emits half the carbon dioxide of coal, many people hoped the recent natural gas boom could help slow climate change — and according to government analyses, natural gas did contribute partially to a decline in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions…
  • Can renewables supply 100% of world's power by 2050?

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible - it could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than conventional power plants, and wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch to low-carbon energy. These positive findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Edgar Hertwich and Thomas Gibon, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Energy and Process…
  • Mom was right, eating breakfast is important!

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many teens skip breakfast, which increases their likelihood of overeating and eventual weight gain. Statistics show that the number of adolescents struggling with obesity, which elevates the risk for chronic health problems, has quadrupled in the past three decades. Now, MU researchers have found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain…
  • Could California Be Facing A Mega-Drought?

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Agriculture, one of California’s strongest pillars, has taken the biggest hit: the drought will cost at least $2.2 billion in agricultural losses this year alone. Fields of dead almond trees and dried-out crops are a common sight in central California these days. Central Valley towns are also growing desperate. Many have been forced to install porta-potties in their backyards or even steal water from fire hydrants.
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Morgan Stanley Offers Comments On Ford Following Earnings

    Alex Furno
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    On Friday morning, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced third quarter 2014 financial results. Ford reported EPS of $0.24 per share, beating estimates by $0.02 per share or 9 percent. Revenue for the third quarter was $32.8 billion versus $33.66 expected, missing by 2.55 percent. Latest Ratings for F DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014SusquehannaInitiates Coverage onNeutral Oct 2014Goldman SachsDowngradesBuyNeutral Oct 2014Buckingham ResearchUpgradesUnderperformNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for F View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Morgan Stanley: 'Something's Not Right' At General Motors

    John Seward
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    General Motors Company's (NYSE: GM) third-quarter results may have sounded at first blush a tad better than reality, while an analyst questioned whether the company is positioning itself for big upcoming changes in the sector. GM closed Friday down nearly 3 percent at $30.04 a share. Latest Ratings for GM DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsUnderperform Oct 2014SusquehannaInitiates Coverage onNeutral Oct 2014Morgan Stanley View More Analyst Ratings for GM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Riverbed Technology Deal Seen Early In 2015

    John Seward
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) recent results are a sideshow to the short-term story of a pending bid to acquire the company, an analyst said Friday. While fundamentals for Riverbed have deteriorated, "they haven't fallen off a cliff," Lake Street's Eric Martinuzzi said. Latest Ratings for RVBD DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Deutsche BankMaintainsHold Oct 2014WunderlichMaintainsHold Oct 2014CitigroupDowngradesBuyNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for RVBD View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Markets End Hectic Week On Positive Note

    Jayson Derrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    U.S. markets rose on Friday, ending a four-week slide for the major indices despite ongoing Ebola-related scares.
  • Roku Inc Working On Confidential IPO

    Kevin Riley
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Dow Jones has reported that Roku is working on filing a confidential IPO.
 
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    WND

  • Cross called constitutional since it 'memorializes' soldiers

    Bob Unruh
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    A flashpoint for “church-state” debate since 1989, the Mount Soledad Memorial cross near San Diego has been ordered to be left alone and then to be torn down. It’s been ruled constitutional and unconstitutional. But it’s still there, and a new brief submitted to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals argues it should remain untouched, based on a new U.S. Supreme Court precedent. The case originated because someone was “offended” by the Christian symbol at the veterans memorial. It’s the third cross at the site since the first was erected in 1913. The…
  • Chuck Norris lookalike tied up, robbed in own home

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    (London Mirror) Hollywood hardman Chuck Norris’ Brazilian lookalike was robbed by four men who tied him up inside his home – before making off with cash and valuables. Despite having a remarkable likeness to the veteran film star, this didn’t stop Norberto Tavares de Lira being targeted by the gang as he cleaned a car wheel outside his house in Sao Paulo. The criminals forced him inside before binding his hands and feet with phone cord, allowing three of the thugs to go upstairs and take his wife Isabel hostage in a different room.
  • Canada attacks fit al-Qaida, ISIS instructions to a tee

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    (Digital Journal) While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter. The country was left reeling Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier and stormed parliament in Ottawa, just two days after another suspected Islamist militant ran over two military personnel with his car in Quebec, killing one. These deadly acts appear to follow what Al-Qaeda has been preaching for years through articles or videos posted…
  • What China's reading: 'Broken Dreams, USA'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    (Foreign Policy) Zhou Xiaoping, a 33-year-old, selfie-snapping blogger, has quickly become the new face of Chinese patriotism — or, some would say, nationalism. On Oct. 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a forum in Beijing in which the president called for art to serve socialist ends. Among those lauded by name was Zhou, who has rocketed to prominence with a number of blog entries harshly critical of the United States. Three of these — “Broken Dreams in the USA,” “Fly, Chinese Dreams,” and “Their Dreams and our Flags” — were reprinted…
  • Reprieve for ministers refusing to do 'gay' weddings

    -NO AUTHOR-
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    (American Thinker) Authorities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho have buckled under the pressureof nationwide outrage at their threat to jail two ordained ministers for not performing gay marriage in their wedding chapel and declared the “Hitching Post” wedding chapel exempt from their “non-dsicrimination” law. The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho. The story lit up conservative and…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Execution of young woman a bloody stain on Iran’s human rights record

    Anu Ghate
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    The execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice, said Amnesty International today. October 25, 2014 AIUSA The execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice, said Amnesty International today. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was executed in a Tehran prison this morning. She had been convicted of killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her.read more
  • France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of torture

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by a french Court of Appeal has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges. October 24, 2014 International The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by the Lyon Court of Appeal (France) has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges, Amnesty International…
  • Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisoners

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes. October 24, 2014 International Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes, Amnesty International said today.President Obiang Nguema signed a decree this week granting an amnesty to all individuals convicted or facing trial for political offences in the country. However,…
  • Iran: Halt execution of woman set to be hanged at dawn

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her. October 24, 2014 International The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her, said Amnesty International. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial. Her execution was due to be carried out on 30 September but was postponed…
  • Dominican Republic: Reaction to Court ruling shows shocking disregard for international law

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for the country’s legal responsibilities. October 24, 2014 International The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for international law and the country’s legal responsibilities, said…
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    Fast Company

  • Twitter Will Teach The Homeless To Code When Learning Center Opens This Summer

    Peter Wade
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Twitter-funded San Francisco facility NeighborNest will offer a safe place for city's poorest to learn tech and resume-writing skills.This summer Twitter will open a learning center in San Francisco in order to teach the homeless and some of the area's poorest citizens tech skills, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.Read Full Story
  • You Can Now Watch A Full Movie On Oculus Rift

    Nikita Richardson
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    How does the Zachary Quinto-produced horror movie Banshee Chapter look on the much-discussed VR device?It's been more than two years since virtual reality device Oculus Rift made its debut, and while the possibilities remain exciting, so far the reality has been less thrilling. But today the technology is taking a big step: A full-length 3-D movie that you can strap to your head and immerse yourself in.Read Full Story
  • Why Did Apple Apparently Send Porn To This Unsuspecting App Developer?

    Sarah Kessler
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    The company included explicit screenshots in a message expressing concerns over a new app.Complaining about Apple's process for approving new content for the app store is something of a sport among developers. The process, they say, is too strict, takes too much time, and interferes with the "launch-fast-and-iterate" product philosophy.Read Full Story
  • Doctors Use Adult (Not Embryonic) Stem Cells To Grow And Implant Petri-Dish Retina

    Peter Wade
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The medical breakthrough could lead to cures for other diseases.The clones are coming! The clones are coming! (Maybe.) Doctors have grown a retina in a petri dish using stem cells from a 70-year-old patient's skin and successfully transplanted the retina to her eye at Japan's Riken Center for Developmental Biology.Read Full Story
  • Scientists Experiment With... Robotic Bacteria?

    Neal Ungerleider
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    A team at MIT has begun work on microscopic bacteria-like robot which can be injected into the human body.MIT researchers are researching robotic bacteria that walk through human bodies that could help deliver drugs to different organs and even detect tumors. In a journal article published in Physical Review Letters, a team lead by Alfredo Alexander-Katz described how they could make robots reminiscent of 1980s science fiction movie Innerspace.Read Full Story
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • Kyrgyzstan urged to not pass anti-LGBT law

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida Kyrgyzstan is being urged by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) to refrain from passing an anti-gay law. The proposed law, described as "discriminatory", would violate fundamental human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Those include the right to liberty, security, to physical integrity, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. OHCHR recalls that those rights are protected by human rights treaties ratified by Kyrgyzstan. The United Nations says…
  • Foreign terrorists targeted by UN

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The international community is looking at how best to prevent individuals from travelling to foreign countries to fight for terrorist organizations. In Syria and Iraq, a number of people from other countries have been identified as fighting alongside the ISIL or Islamic State radical group. In September the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that requires all Member States to take strong measures against foreign terrorist fighters. Work has begun on identifying just how to make the resolution a reality on the ground. Jean-Paul Laborde is the…
  • Mexico urged to step up efforts to find missing students

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Ravina Shamdasani, UN Human Rights spokesperson (video capture) The continued disappearance of students from the town of Iguala in Mexico's Guerrero state has raised the concern of the UN human rights office. Forty-three students were last seen in the town a month ago being taken by the municipal police. During the operation, the UN says 6 people were killed, including a 15 year old and a student, and 17 others were injured. Ravina Shamdasani is a spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). "Fifty-two people had been arrested in connection with the…
  • UN Daily News 24 October 2014

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • Ban commends Europe's plan to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Emissions at a manufacturing complex in Toronto, Canada. UN Photo/Kibae Park Europe's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030 has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General. Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the climate. The move contributes towards the global effort to keep temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century, Ban Ki-moon stated. Mr Ban's Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, has more. "The decision demonstrates the continued global leadership of the European Union on taking bold action to address climate…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Session XI

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Session XI Doreen Lorenzo Hiroshi Ishii Sonos Studio featuring CATHEDRALS Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:30:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/25/session_xi
  • Session X

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Session X EepyBird Sarah Lewis Stanley McChrystal Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/25/session_x
  • Session IX

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    Session IX hunter lee soik Helen Fisher Special musical guest Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/24/session_ix
  • Session VIII

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Session VIII "On Being" with Krista Tippett, Courtney Martin & Parker Palmer Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/24/session_viii
  • QUANTUM Discussion

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    QUANTUM Discussion The QUANTUM dance performance was developed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck in the Collide@CERN residency, at the world’s largest particle physics lab.QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness. Six dancers vibrate, scatter, and whirl beneath a gyrating quartet of industrial lamps, programmed to respond to the slightest movement, while Carla Scaletti’s soundscape from particle collision data provides the sonic ether.Following each performance is a…
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • U.S. government recognizes same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday that the federal government will recognize gay marriage in: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, The Associated Press reports.Same-sex couples living in those states will now qualify for federal benefits such as Social Security and veterans' benefits, and Holder said the government is working "as quickly as possible" to implement those benefits. The new states recognized brings the total number of states in which same-sex couples can receive federal benefits to 32, plus the District Of Columbia. More
  • Report finds West Point football team recruited athletes with alcohol, women

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Today's "bad behavior in football" report comes from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.The Colorado Springs Gazette obtained documents outlining a January night in which high school football recruits were treated to alcohol, VIP treatment courtesy of money from boosters, and "dates" in the form of female cadets. West Point self-reported the recruiting violation to the NCAA, which issued a warning this month and noted that if another violation occurs, first-year coach Jeff Monken could face suspension.Football players tabbed "cadet hosts" reportedly entertained 14 high school recruits...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown is spending more money on ballot measures ads than on his own campaign

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Here's one strategy for the final weeks of your campaign: Do basically nothing.A new poll released this week shows California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) leads his opponent, Republican Neel Kashkari, by a margin of 52 percent to 36 percent. That's all the more impressive considering Brown hasn't run a single TV campaign ad this year hyping his bid for a fourth term. In fact, The Washington Post reports that Brown's campaign expenditures amount to just $500,000, and those were for, "consultants, office space, insurance, and other necessities on his own behalf."Where Brown has spent money is on…
  • House hunting: 7 homes bordered by beautiful, preserved land

    By The Week Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    St. Louis, Missouri. This six-bedroom house was built in 1912 for George Baumhoff, an innovative transportation businessman. Details include original wood floors and millwork, custom millwork, a guesthouse, and a saltwater pool. The home sits on 4.6 acres between two city parks with access to walking trails, fishing, and docks. $819,000. Maya Kefalov, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, (314) 660-4040. ** Livingston, Montana. Old Stonewall Homestead was settled in 1871. The main residence is a three-story custom log home built in 2005. The four-bedroom house includes rough-sawed hardwood floors, a...
  • Archeologists discover Peruvian stone that could rival famous 12-Angle Stone

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Sorry, Cusco.Peru's Ministry of Culture announced this week that archeologists have discovered a stone at the Inkawasi archeological site with 13 angles — one more than the country's famed 12-Angle Stone, the Peruvian Times reports.Researchers studying a part of the Inca road network found the meticulously cut stone fitted into the site's irrigation system. Andean civilizations stretching back to the Incas have valued water sources as sacred, and Inkawasi was considered especially important because of its location, which is at the beginning of the river that supplies the Huaytara…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • TO INFINITY...AND BEYOND

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cartophilia: a 3D map of space provides a new understanding of how the heavens unfolded. Simon Willis explains From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 We are all familiar with maps of the globe, as though seen from space, unfolded onto a flat page with America on the left and China on the right. This map, with its glowing web of blobs and veins like so many city lights at night, shows space seen from Earth similarly unfolded. But unlike those two-dimensional maps, this one allows us to see in three dimensions: up and down, left and right, and then out through the universe.
  • THE LOVING SPOONFUL

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    My Madeleine: as a pleased-with-herself graduate, Taiye Selasi thought she knew it all. But Ghana, and a bowl of soup, taught her otherwise From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 In 2001, over the course of the summer, my godmother taught me to cook. I’d just graduated phi beta kappa from Yale. My mother was thrilled. My godmother, less. My education, however prestigious, was patently incomplete. I could write in Yoruba, translate Latin, pick a horse hoof, play piano, spot a Botticellibut, for shame, I couldn’t cook. The solution was simple: I would go to Ghana for a…
  • DANCING OUT OF OBSCURITY

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Short Read: it took ten years to hone their style and four minutes to go mainstream. Hazel Sheffield on Future Islands' breakthroughand their frontman's moves From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 This has been Future Islands’ year. Just before the release of their fourth album “Singles” in March, they performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. By September, Samuel T. Herring’s impassioned performance of a pulsating synth ode to waning love called “Seasons (Waiting On You)” had been viewed 2.5m times on YouTube. Instantly, Future Islands were dragged…
  • POETRY ROCKS

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Six original poems, each about a stone; six pieces of jewellery, each made with that stone. Ruth Padel, Fiona Sampson and others dig into the mineral world From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 Blue moonstone by David Harsent Not because I ask you to, but hold this stone in your mouth: blue blush, a teardrop-cut… It’s late in the day and you are lost to me, standing beneath a sky empty of any light in a place I will never see. A north wind comes in, a sudden shift under your skin, as it might be a burrowing worm, as it might be a moth settling on bark to grow invisible.
  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT’S THE BEST ESCAPE?

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    When life is fraught, should you empty your mind, or engage it elsewhere? We asked six writers, including Anne Enright, Alan Johnson and Arianna Huffington, to tell us how they zone out From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 ANNE ENRIGHT Novelist “My Body is a Cage”, goes the song by Arcade Fire: the problem is getting out of there without letting the door slam behind you, because the greatest escape of all, unfortunately, is death. There are day passes, of course: drugs, dissociative states, psychosis. There is alcohol and sex, also meditation, the endorphin rush of…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/19

    CBS Radio News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Doctor Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the U.S. Response to the threat of Ebola in the country and around the world. Richard Umbdenstock of the American Hospital Association, Jean Ross of National Nurses United and CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent John LaPook also comment on the threat of the virus. Also on the show, Representative Marsha Blackburn and Correspondent Juliana Goldman. Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Susan Glasser of Politico, Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/12

    CBS Radio News
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Doctor Dr. Thomas Frieden, The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Jonathan LaPook and Representative Michael McCaul about the Ebola cases in the U.S. Also on the show, Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses the current state of American politics. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post,David Rohde of Reuters and Susan page of the USA Today join Bob for this week's panel.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/5

    CBS Radio News
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. Plus, Bob interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the war on ISIS and newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Elijah Cummings also weigh in. Finally, an update on the "Battleground Tracker" series with CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News Political…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 09/28

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

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

  • Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'

    editor
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Rolling Stone called it the greatest album of all time — and for some, that's an understatement. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, raising the standard of rock 'n' roll and challenging their peers to catch up. For just about anyone who cares about rock music, this album is unassailable.
  • Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

    Emily Harris
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    There are plenty of real trees in Ramat HaNadiv. Oaks, pine and willow line the trails that circle through this nature park near Mount Carmel in northern Israel.And planted in the gravel at the edge of one clearing is a new species, the solar powered tree.Biologically speaking, of course, all trees are powered by the sun. But this is different.Its brown metal trunk and branches reach high toward the sky, like the acacia tree this model is named after.
  • 'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

    editor
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    University of Mississippi football is riding high these days; they're undefeated and one of the top three teams in the nation.But as Ole Miss fans come together to root for their team, many other traditions are coming under scrutiny.
  • From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

    Becky Sullivan
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    When the Giants' Gregor Blanco hit a home run to lead off the second game of the World Series, millions of viewers heard that satisfying crack of the bat well before watching the ball fall into the Royals' bullpen.It's baseball's most iconic sound, and it's the No. 1 job for Fox's baseball audio engineer-in-chief, Joe Carpenter."The bat crack is really kinda where everything starts for us," Carpenter tells NPR's Arun Rath.A trio of parabolic microphones arranged around home plate captures that sound.
  • Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

    Bill Chappell
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was executed by hanging in Tehran today, despite her appeals and calls from international activists for a new trial. Jabbari had said she acted in self-defense when she stabbed a man who was trying to sexually abuse her. Her execution had been postponed several times since her sentence was first announced in 2009.Jabbari was arrested in 2007 over the death of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence, according to Amnesty International.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Major Survey Maps the Current Nature of Business Angel Investing in the UK

    Guest Author
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Business angel investing is changing. Once it was largely a solo activity, undertaken below the radar. Now angels are increasingly joining together in manager-led angel groups to invest together. New research from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School takes an in-depth look at angel investing in the light of these changes.read more
  • Launching Your Brand Through Video

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Markus Wilson, Co-Founder of London based video production company Phink TV talks to The Next Women about launching your brand through video.read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Charity Worker to Business Owner

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nancy Johnston, Founder of Tengri gives us her three top tips on starting your own luxury fashion brand.read more
  • Client Retention: The Key To Business Success

    Guest Author
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the world of business and commerce, anything that’s new is going to cost you… including gaining new customers.read more
  • Women Helping Women: HER Fund

    Megan Foo
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some of the most phenomenal women-focused nonprofit organizations I have spotlighted authenticate a simple yet powerful message: women’s empowerment can be secured only when women are united in a common fight toward gender equality.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Well, that didn’t last long.Uber launched its ridesharing service in Nevada Friday, but by Friday evening, a Carson City court ruling came down that prevented the company from doing business in the state until at least November 7, the Associated Press reports.According to the AP, District Court Judge James Russell issued the ruling at the request of Nevada State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. And as you might expect, the issue all comes down to Uber not conforming to existing taxicab regulations. The story behind the story: Uber, Lyft, and other app-based ridesharing companies…
  • Dreamfall: Chapters Episode One review: A long-awaited journey

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been fifteen years since The Longest Journey came out, making it a pretty apt name for a series. A cult classic, The Longest Journey is regarded as one of the best point-and-click adventure games and best game stories of all time.In 2007 fans finally got a long-awaited sequel, known as Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, which wrapped up a few story threads from the original game while opening up even more questions.And now, seven years and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, we finally get Dreamfall: Chapters, an episodic sequel that takes place immediately after the events of the…
  • Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.The cities at either end of Silicon Valley used the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Passpoint specification to set up Wi-Fi roaming between their city-owned networks earlier this year. The technology lets residents and visitors set up a secure connection with either network and then automatically get on the other city’s system whenever they enter its coverage area.It’s an arrangement that makes a lot of…
  • Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at Google

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have a saying around the Greenbot newsroom that the most exciting tech-centric news usually hits on Friday afternoons. Google just dropped a Friday afternoon news bomb.Recode reports that Google CEO Larry Page has transferred leadership of all core Google products over to Sundar Pichai, who was formerly head of Android and Chrome OS. He will serve as Senior Vice President of all Google products and will manage a number of divisions, including business and operations, access and energy, Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance, and business, which includes ad sales.
  • Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So you bought a Revolv smart hub to manage your smart home. You obviously recognized a well-designed product. The only problem now is that Nest Labs saw the same potential. The folks who designed the world’s most famous thermostat, since gobbled up by Google, have swallowed Revolv—and immediately stopped sales.I was a bit gobsmacked when I saw the Revolv smart-home hub at CES last January. With this one device and a smartphone app, you could control just about any smart system in your home. The odd-looking device could control your home lighting, your door locks, and your programmable…
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    theGrio

  • How studios saying ‘no’ fueled ‘Beyond the Lights’ into production

    Chris Witherspoon
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    The upcoming film Beyond the Lights almost didn’t happen. The movie’s writer and director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, recently opened up about the struggles of getting Hollywood studios to believe in her project and the star power of actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle). In this exclusive clip debuting on theGrio.com, Bythewood chronicles how she overcame doubt and financial obstacles and pushed for Nate Parker as a male lead despite studios wanting a white male. Bythewood is joined by her former assistant Lena Waithe, producer of Dear White People at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly…
  • Man assaults girlfriend for not looking like online profile picture

    theGrio
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    A Georgia man has been charged with fourth-degree assault after a meeting with his online ‘girlfriend’ turned violent. Cornelius Jefferson allegedly choked a woman he met online because she “didn’t look like” her Internet profile, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Jefferson, 33, arrived in Kentucky from Georgia because he intended to move there to be closer to the woman. It’s unclear what time Jefferson arrived, but he was found earlier this week. Cornelius Jefferson (Photo/Laurel Co. Sheriff) A full description of the events was posted to…
  • Tiny Harris confirms eye color change

    theGrio
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    T.I.’s wife Tiny Harris has confirmed that she has undergone a procedure to turn her eye color to a permanent “ice grey” hue. Harris made the announcement on her Instagram in a post October 24 (which has been taken down), writing: “I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser Menif for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true. I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry. Blessed to say my vision is perfect after my ice-gray implants.” Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris Instagram (Instagram) The…
  • Lolo Jones can’t judge Pistorious

    theGrio
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lolo Jones was asked during an impromptu airport interview what she thought about fellow Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who sentenced to five years of prison on October 21 for culpable homicide. He shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013, who he claimed he had mistaken for an intruder. A reporter with TMZ Sports caught up with Jones at LAX on Thursday and asked the sprinter about the recent verdict in the Pistorius trial, since the South African double amputee was also an Olympian, and whether it was a “good sentencing.” In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22,…
  • Student suspended from paper for refusing to print “Redskin”

    theGrio
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    In October 2013, the student editorial board of Neshaminy High School’s paper The Playwickian voted to stop using the word “Redskins” in the paper. The motion, passed by a 14 – 7 vote, was controversial because Neshaminy High’s sports teams, like the famous NFL franchise, go by the nickname. In defense of their decision, the student editors of the Pennsylvania high school newspaper wrote, “Detractors will argue that the word is used with all due respect. But the offensiveness of a word cannot be judged by its intended meaning, but by how it is received.” Graphic from the…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • BAM (Beer, Art and Music Festival)

    Shana Nys Dambrot
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The 18th Street Art Center has been host and home to a quarter-century of the most progressive, fearless, experimental, visual and performing arts in Los Angeles history. So it’s fitting that its silver anniversary takes up the whole weekend. 18is25 starts with the de rigueur big gala benefit on Saturday... by Shana Nys Dambrot The 18th Street Art Center has been host and home to a quarter-century of the most progressive, fearless, experimental, visual and performing arts in Los Angeles history. So it’s fitting that its silver anniversary takes up the whole weekend.… [ Read more ] […
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    Jacqueline Michael Whatley
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),”... by Jacqueline Michael Whatley With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara…
  • Festival Supreme

    Siran Babayan
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center by Siran Babayan Tenacious D’s devil-worshipping chubby rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making fans laugh since they wrote “Fuck Her Gently” more than a decade ago, so who better to stage comedy in a music festival setting? Last year’s inaugural Festival Supreme included Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eric Idle, Tim & Eric, The Mister Show Experience, Garfunkel & Oates and The Mighty Boosh, as well as surprise appearances by Conan O’Brien, The Lonely Island and Billy Idol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on…
  • Terry Bozzio

    Tom Meek
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Drummer Terry Bozzio first came to prominence in the band of Frank Zappa, a manic presence propelling the group as featured in the movie Baby Snakes. Bozzio then went on to co-found the ’80s hit band Missing Persons before eventually landing with Jeff Beck. Since leaving Beck, Terry has spent... by Tom Meek Drummer Terry Bozzio first came to prominence in the band of Frank Zappa, a manic presence propelling the group as featured in the movie Baby Snakes. Bozzio then went on to co-found the ’80s hit band Missing Persons before eventually landing with Jeff Beck.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe…
  • Gorgon City

    Lily Moayeri
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ El Rey Theatre by Lily Moayeri Gorgon City’s highly anticipated debut album, Sirens, is full of ear­-catching vocalists: Jennifer Hudson, Katy B, Laura Welsh. But don’t let that distract you from the music, which holds its own both on and off the dance floor.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Surrealist Cory Gardner

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Surrealist Cory Gardner PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cory, gardner, senate, colorado, udall, personhood, surrealist, magritte Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Doug Lamborn on the Military

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Doug Lamborn on the Military PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: doug, lamborn, military, obama, resignation, policy, colorado, congress, republican Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - CDC Protocols

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: CDC Protocols PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cdc, ebola, protocol, disease, epidemic, pandemic, africa, liberia, sierra, leone, usa, health Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Supreme Court on Gay Marriage PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: gay, marriage, same, sex, supreme, court, appeals, ban, states Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ebola Symptoms

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Ebola Symptoms PUBLICATION DATE: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: ebola, symptoms, air, travel, usa, liberia, nigeria, cdc, medicine, virus, africa Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • BAM (Beer, Art and Music Festival)

    Shana Nys Dambrot
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The 18th Street Art Center has been host and home to a quarter-century of the most progressive, fearless, experimental, visual and performing arts in Los Angeles history. So it’s fitting that its silver anniversary takes up the whole weekend. 18is25 starts with the de rigueur big gala benefit on Saturday... by Shana Nys Dambrot The 18th Street Art Center has been host and home to a quarter-century of the most progressive, fearless, experimental, visual and performing arts in Los Angeles history. So it’s fitting that its silver anniversary takes up the whole weekend.… [ Read more ] […
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    Jacqueline Michael Whatley
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),”... by Jacqueline Michael Whatley With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara…
  • Festival Supreme

    Siran Babayan
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center by Siran Babayan Tenacious D’s devil-worshipping chubby rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making fans laugh since they wrote “Fuck Her Gently” more than a decade ago, so who better to stage comedy in a music festival setting? Last year’s inaugural Festival Supreme included Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eric Idle, Tim & Eric, The Mister Show Experience, Garfunkel & Oates and The Mighty Boosh, as well as surprise appearances by Conan O’Brien, The Lonely Island and Billy Idol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on…
  • Terry Bozzio

    Tom Meek
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Drummer Terry Bozzio first came to prominence in the band of Frank Zappa, a manic presence propelling the group as featured in the movie Baby Snakes. Bozzio then went on to co-found the ’80s hit band Missing Persons before eventually landing with Jeff Beck. Since leaving Beck, Terry has spent... by Tom Meek Drummer Terry Bozzio first came to prominence in the band of Frank Zappa, a manic presence propelling the group as featured in the movie Baby Snakes. Bozzio then went on to co-found the ’80s hit band Missing Persons before eventually landing with Jeff Beck.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe…
  • Gorgon City

    Lily Moayeri
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ El Rey Theatre by Lily Moayeri Gorgon City’s highly anticipated debut album, Sirens, is full of ear­-catching vocalists: Jennifer Hudson, Katy B, Laura Welsh. But don’t let that distract you from the music, which holds its own both on and off the dance floor.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Ranking the federal fire agencies

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Every year the U.S. Office of Personnel Management conducts a Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey asking employees dozens of questions about their perceptions of what it is like to work at their agency. Below are some examples of the questions from the 2014 survey: We don’t have the government-wide comparative results for the 2014 survey, but the 2013 data is available on the BestPlacesToWork.org site. We looked up last year’s findings for the five federal agencies that employ the most wildland firefighters. The numbers below indicate the ranking out of 300 agencies, with the lower…
  • Safety meeting topic: taking calculated risks

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Firefighters — at your next safety meeting, here is a topic worthy of discussion: taking calculated risks on a fire. On October 2, 1943 on the Cleveland National Forest east of San Diego 11 people fighting the fire, mostly Marines, were killed on the Hauser Creek Fire. Below, is the second paragraph from the Recommendations section of the official report on the fatalities. Click on the image to see a larger version. What  do you think about taking “calculated risks”? Resources: Official report on the Hauser Creek Fire Article about the Laguna Hotshots’ staff ride to…
  • Property owners sue over wildfires in Washington and California

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Two lawsuits are being threatened over separate wildfires in Washington and California. Poinsettia Fire About two dozen landowners are suing a golf course over last summer’s Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California. The lawsuit that was filed in San Diego Superior Court blames Omni La Costa Resort & Spa LLC for the May 14 wildfire that destroyed five homes, 18 apartment units, one commercial building, and 600 acres on May 14 in Carlsbad, California. As we wrote on October 19, a fire investigator has determined that a golf club striking a rock is one of the possible causes for the…
  • USFS seeks applicants for 69 Forest AFMO jobs

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The U.S. Forest Service has a vacancy announcement that lists 69 Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer positions they are trying to fill. I’ve never heard of such a large scale announcement for dozens of relatively high-level fire positions. As far as I can tell, they are all GS 11/12 jobs in the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, 0301. An excerpt: This position is established on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent serves as a Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer (FFMO) responsible for providing leadership and program direction for the unit’s fire and aviation…
  • Inversion traps smoke over prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Smoke is trapped by an inversion in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. NPS helitack photo. In this photo taken Wednesday, smoke is attempting to break through an inversion over the Mosquito prescribed fire in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in California. Normally, as you rise in altitude, the temperature decreases due to the changes in air pressure. In a weather (or temperature) inversion, instead of getting cooler at higher temperatures, it is actually warmer higher up. Cool air trapped under a warmer layer, creating an inversion. From Fortair.org.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
  • Death by Fire

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cameron Todd Willingham - executed for the arson murder of his three daughters. Could this case change the death penalty debate?
  • Ebola Outbreak

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

    david
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Exciting news! The US edition of our latest, lovely, lush infographic book, Knowledge is Beautiful, is out today. A collection of 196 of our best visualisations and a personal two year labour of love and intricate graphisme. Buy links: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble If you can’t wait, you can also grab an iPad version instantly via Apple iBooks. If you like our work and all things beautiful, please consider buying a copy. It would be a great support. We’re an entirely independent outfit. We’ve no corporate sponsors. No venture capital behind us. We take no advertising. We’re…
  • Feast on some of the world’s best data-visualisations & infographics of 2014

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    We’ve unleashed the long- and short-lists for the 2014 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Another round of exceptional, eye-popping, brain-flossing entries this year. The interactive category is particularly worth a look. Thanks the hundreds of creators from thirty countries who entered. View the selection get inspired or to help us choose a winner. We’ll be opening the visitor-vote on Monday 20th October. You can join our amazing judging panel. Visit the site or twollow to get a reminder.
  • The Microbe-scope – Comparing infectious diseases

    david
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    A quick visualisation comparing infectiousness & deadliness of the major pathogens, including Ebola. » See the visualisation » Check out the data
  • Common Mythconceptions – World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods

    david
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    A fun one for a Friday. Some of our most common myths & misconceptions. » See the graphic
  • We’re Hiring! 1x writer, 1x designer

    david
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Rare opportunity to join our beautiful team. Looking for writer / blogger editorial all-rounder and a middleweight information designer / visualiser for our commercial studio. Details.
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    New News information at Cranes Today

  • Liebherr turns assist crane into ballast

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Liebherr has introduced a new boom erection concept for crawler cranes, which allows an auxiliary crane to replace the majority of the assembly ballast. The new approach should work particularly well on wind farms, where large amounts of counterweights is needed just to raise the boom, and ballast trailers transport is difficult and expensive.
  • UCATT ballots HTC crane ops over pay

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    UK construction union UCATT is balloting 180 crane operators over strike action at tower hirer HTC, in an argument over pay, threatening to bring construction on major projects to a standstill. The union says the hirer's offer doesn't restore pay to pre-recession levels. HTC managing director Dave Holder says the offer is fair. The union warns that it will target other crane owners in the UK in future.
  • 690 HD building road tunnel in Singapore

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    A Sennebogen 690 HD duty cycle crawler crane is being used as an all purpose crane to assist construction of an underground road system in Singapore.
  • No bridge too far for record-breaking Mammoet

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Mammoet has used a 96-axle configuration of SPMTs to replace a 2,100t bridge in Ottawa, Canada — said to be the heaviest lift of a structure over a motorway ever made in North America.
  • Liebherr cranes are the latest in Steil

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    German crane company Steil has added two 500t Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes to its fleet to assist with jobs in the wind power sector.
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Someone made a parody of ‘P.T.’ in Xbox One’s ‘Project Spark’

    Guest ChRUD
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The absolutely terrifying playable teaser for the next Silent Hill game might only be available on PlayStation 4, but if you have an Xbox One you might be able to play something close to it. Someone has gone ahead and recreated P.T. in Redmond’s game creating game, Project Spark. The familiar sights are all there: a never-ending hallway filled with horrors, a ghoul waiting just around the corner, Nic Cage screaming in terror. Wait, what? Well, the trailer is intercut with clips of Nic Cage’s performance from the 1999 film about snuff movies, 8mm. Because watching him watch……
  • Guillermo Del Toro and ‘Metal Gear’ creator join forces for next ‘Silent Hill’ game

    Guest T6YnR
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    With the sad state that the Resident Evil and Dead Space franchises are in, word of a new high-profile horror game is incredibly tantalizing. Downright exciting, even. Earlier today at Sony’s Gamescom media briefing, the next Silent Hill was teased in a rather convoluted way on stage — of course, when Hideo Kojima is involved, convolution is to be expected. A title called P.T. was was briefly shown after a video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s in-game box (seriously), and the audience was told that an interactive trailer for the former would be available on the…
  • Microsoft’s Project Spark game creator comes to Xbox One and PC

    Guest QTj0m
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    If you enjoy the creative part of building games but not so much the coding, Microsoft’s Project Spark is now available for Xbox One and PC (Windows 8.1 only). That marks the end of a six month beta period that saw over a million testers create 70,000 game levels, according to Microsoft. As a reminder, Spark lets you build games with relative ease by using onscreen tools to add monsters, geography, game dynamics and logic. You can also use a Kinect HD on either platform to capture your own movements and facial expressions for game characters. Download it now for Windows 8.1 and Xbox One…
  • Nexus 9, riding a real-life hoverboard and other stories you might’ve missed

    Guest X0DCG
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    That’s right, folks. Our own Sean Buckley took Hendo’s real-life Hoverboard for a spin, and yes, it was pretty awesome. But if that’s not enough for you, we also reviewed Apple’s new tablets and went hands-on with the Nexus 9 — click on through for the rest of our news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine! Gallery | 10 Photos Nexus 9, riding a real-life hoverboard and other stories you might’ve missed + See all 10  Hide Comments 0Comments Featured Stories Microsoft is doing great, and so are…
  • Roku wants to grow its media hub empire with a public stock filing

    Guest qJFas
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Roku frequently comes across as the little media player company that could: its streaming box business is growing in spite of much larger competition. As healthy as it is, though, this upstart now appears eager to join the big leagues. Tipsters for both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times claim that Roku is planning to file an initial public stock offering (IPO) that could net as much as $150 million, roughly doubling what it raised through private investments. The details of just how and when this would happen are still murky, but the company said earlier this month that it’s…
 
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  • Bahamas 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation

    media
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    NASSAU, The Bahamas – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, makes a presentation to Levada Taylor-Horton the longest serving retiree from the Ministry of Health, with 48years of service, during the 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation, October 23, at Government House. Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, pictured centre, at the Awards Presentation ceremony for the 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week, October 23, at Government House. Next to Dame Marguerite is the Hon. Shane…
  • Contract Signed for Completion of Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Center

    media
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Executive Chairman for BAIC Mr. Arnold Forbes presents Mr. Patrick McDonald with the contract and startup monies for the completion of the Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Center. Left to right in the photo are: Renae Glinton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government; the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama; Arnold Forbes; Patrick McDonald; Troy Sampson, General Manager, BAIC; and Melvin Seymour, PS Ministry for Grand Bahama. FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville along with Mr. Arnold A. Forbes…
  • Tribute to Bahamas Olympic Gold Winners, Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke

    media
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    NASSAU, The Bahamas – It was 50 years ago…in Tokyo…when Sir Durward “Seawolf” Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke won Olympic Gold — representing a first for The Bahamas. They won the Star Class Sailing in those Summer Olympics. The Bahamas Olympic Committee along with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture paid tribute to the accomplishment of Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke at a banquet at Atlantis on Thursday, October 23, and to their sparking a tradition of excellent performance of The Bahamas at the Olympic Games. Sir Durward is pictured, seated, giving a handshake to…
  • New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships

    media
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Donna Nicolls, Bahamas Crisis Centre, shares the results of new research entitled: “Attitudes of High School Students Regarding Intimate Relationships and Gender Norms in New Providence, The Bahamas” published in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies. Girls are more likely than boys to be aggressive in their intimate relationships with the opposite sex, according to new research published in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 20(1), The College of The Bahamas’ online research journal. The groundbreaking study gives insight into how teenagers view their…
  • American pilot and businessman washed ashore in James Cistern, Eleuthera following plane crash?

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Man found strapped to his plane seat in Eleuthera dead… Governors Harbour (international) Airport. file photo Breaking News 》》》》Bahamas Press is at the Governors Harbor Airport in Eleuthera where the body found by tourists is being flown into Nassau tonight. The man is said to be, Coy Austin, a pilot who was found strapped in his seat a short time ago. Austin, an American, was to have landed at Governor’s Harbour Airport this morning. In fact, cab drivers reported seeing him attempting to land with landing gear down this morning. However, when they saw the plane fly south,…
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  • Remember to turn back your clocks one hour!

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Clocks will be officially moved back in all 28 European Union countries at 4 am October 26. The switch will affect some public transport routes during the night, so be sure to check the Helsinki Region Transport timetables if you need to be somewhere. Many people are confused each autumn and spring as to which direction to turn the clock. A good rule of thumb is to remember that the clock is always turned towards summer – i.e., forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the autumn. All of the EU countries turn their clocks back to Daylight saving time again next spring on the last…
  • Nordic walking four times more effective than gym workouts

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Nordic walking, a Finnish invention that captured the imagination of the world years ago, is now in a rut. Even as studies continue to roll in touting its health benefits, it seems to have an image problem. Researcher Mika Venojärvi from the University of Eastern Finland’s Institute of Biomedicine says that the pastime is largely associated with women and seniors, not men and young people. Most people do not consider Nordic walking as a sport, he laments, but a movement is now underway to change this.“When done properly, in a hilly terrain for example, Nordic walking can definitely be…
  • Defence Minister: New fighters necessary to restore Finland’s defence credibility

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Finland’s next government will have to grapple with the difficult decision of appropriating additional funds to update Finland’s aging defence armaments. This added funding will mean that the money will have to be cut from other national priorities, said Minister of Defence Carl Haglund in a television interview Saturday morning. “As it is, the public sector will confronting major adjustments in the future, so this will be a hard nut to crack. The money must partially be raised via savings, because we can’t count on a rapid influx of tax revenue. We also cannot expect to take more…
  • Finnish documentary wins Europe’s top documentary prize

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A Finnish documentary has won the Prix Europa award for Best European TV current affairs programme in Berlin. Syria - Faces of War was chosen for its "serious, crucial and honest" view of real war. The film is based on the photographs of Finnish photographer Niklas Meltio, and is directed by Yle's Vesa Toijonen and Ari Lehikoinen. It was first broadcast last year on Yle TV1’s Ulkolinja foreign affairs series.Accepting his award, director Ari Lehikoinen dedicated the win to all the journalists killed during the Syrian conflict.This is the second year running that a Prix Europa…
  • Homeowners’ economic confidence grows

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Finnish home owners feel better-placed to deal with a possible rise in interest rates than they did last year, a new poll suggests.The survey, carried out by home loans provider Hypo, found that almost two-thirds of mortgage customers described themselves as prepared in some way for a rise in interest repayments. This represents a rise from last year’s result, when the figure was less than half.The most common preparation for a potential rate rise was building up savings, the survey found. Fixed-rate loans, or interest-rate caps, have also grown in popularity since last year, the poll…
 
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  • Blinded by Nostalgia

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    In America, left and right alike suffer from a surfeit of nostalgia. Both sides want to salvage an old vision of the future. The result: pessimism and uneasiness… more
  • Cornel West’s Disappointing Decline

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    From public intellectual to public personality. Cornel West seems more interested in name-dropping and ego-stroking than in original thought… more
  • Theses on the Feminist Novel

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Here’s the thing about feminist novels: If the feminist ambition overrides the narrative ambition, it isn’t a novel. Roxane Gay explains… more
  • End of genius

    thuudung
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The end of genius. The label, which once conveyed the supposed superiority of white European males, has outlived its usefulness… more
  • King of Colors

    thuudung
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Mondrian called green a “useless color.” Kandinsky compared it to “a fat cow.” Nonetheless, we live in green’s triumphant age… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR?

    Samuel Scott
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Update: Missed my webinar? You can watch it here! Dear friends, This coming Tuesday, I will be hosting a free webinar at Moz (a Mozinar!) at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time in the United States) on how to combine PR and SEO into a holistic marketing strategy. I hope to see you there — don’t forget […] The post Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry?

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

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

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

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy about a Google algorithm update as I’ve been with Panda 4.0. Google rolled out the change on May 20. Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz noticed on May 29 that several major press-release websites were hit. PR Newswire announced […] The post Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google! appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
 
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  • Rare Footage Captures Ebola Discovery In 1976 (Video)

    RT
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    By RT As the largest recorded Ebola epidemic in West Africa has infected over 10,000 people, a Belgian newspaper publishes rare footage from 1976 when the deadly virus was first identified in Congo, or in Zaire as it was then known. The three videos were recently released by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and were published by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on Tuesday. In 1976, a group of researchers headed by Belgian scientist Peter Piot who travelled to the remote village of Yambuku in the Republic of Zaire (currently the Democratic Republic of Congo). The scientists went to…
  • Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate On Soccer Pitch – Analysis

    James M. Dorsey
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand. Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel Football Association (IFA) was segregating Israeli and Palestinian teams and discriminating Israeli Palestinian players…
  • Five Major Reasons Leading To ISIS Emergence – Analysis

    Iran Review
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    By Iran Review By Saeid Jafari 1. Branching from Al-Qaeda Without a doubt, the emergence of the ISIS terrorist group, which is currently calling itself the Islamic State, was closely related to an organization whose founding leader was slain a few years ago. In terms of its main core and theoretical background, the Islamic State is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, which has branched from the bigger organizations. Of course, followers of the new branch have shown a special penchant for high degrees of violence. 2. Questionable performance of Nouri Al-Maliki Unlike his last years in power, when former…
  • First US Soldier Killed In Iraq Anti-ISIS Campaign

    RT
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By RT A 19-year-old mortarman has become the first US soldier to die in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, albeit from a “non-combat injury,” the Pentagon acknowledged. The death of Marine Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, which occurred on Thursday in Baghdad, is under investigation, according to the Pentagon. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and was one of 1,600 US troops serving in Iraq. Pentagon officials confirmed his death Friday night. Neal is the “first casualty announced by the Department since Operation Inherent Resolve was announced,”…
  • Pentagon Spokesman Urges Patience in Anti-ISIL Campaign

    Albany Tribune
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By Albany Tribune By Jim Garamone (DoD News) — It is imprudent to assess the U.S. strategy against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after only three months, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference Friday. The Pentagon press secretary said the strategy against ISIL is not just sound, but it’s working. “The coalition continues to gain both momentum and strength,” Kirby said. “And we know we’re having a direct effect on ISIL inside Iraq and inside Syria.” Airstrikes against the terrorist group only began Aug. 8, Kirby reminded…
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    Deadline

  • New York Television Festival Announces 2014 Winners

    The Deadline Team
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The New York Television Festival wrapped up its 10th edition tonight at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan, including a keynote from House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, a screening of Fox's Mulaney, as well as the fest's annual awards ceremony.  NYTVF announced the winners of its Independent Pilot Competition  in 12 categories, including "Best of the Fest" and NYTVF Critics Award honors to "Dispatch" and  "Witnesses" respectively, as well as recipients of 20 development…
  • Produced By NY:Harvey Weinstein Says “I’m Not Competitive, I Sing Kumbaya”

    Jeremy Gerard
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    For the final act of the PGA's first New York Produced By confab, Harvey Weinstein took a career tour from his life-altering teenage encounter with Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows through some shots he's he's received for releasing the next installment of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in theaters and on Netflix. There was even an eyebrow-raising revelation when the Weinstein Company co-chairman (with brother Bob) admitted that during the 1994 Oscar best-picture race…
  • Aronofsky: Auds Expecting “Playmobil Toy” Take On ‘Noah’, Would Be Offended

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Whither the 90-minute dramatic feature? Even though Darren Aronofsky's students at NYU, where he is teaching these days, tell him they want to make movies, the director of Noah and Black Swan told the crowd at Produced By NY today that the future of movie-going is relegated to horror, comedy and event films. Interviewed by Lakeshore Films President Gary Lucchesi –who was forced to wear it when Aronofsky and his producing partner Scott Franklin teased him about how…
  • ‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Envisions Five Seasons For Amazon Series

    Dominic Patten
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The creator of Amazon Studios' acclaimed Transparent has an endgame timetable planned out for the streaming series, she said today. "In my mind, it's 5 years It's 5-years because Six Feet Under went for 5-years, " Jill Soloway told me after delivering the filmmaker keynote Saturday morning at the Film Independent Forum, held at the DGA HQ. “Five years because for some reason 5-years equals syndication money, even though this is a whole different ballgame. I don't even…
  • ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Gets Phil Lord, Chris Miller Script Commitment

    Mike Fleming
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on with Warner Bros to write The Lego Movie sequel. They wrote and directed the first film, but it has been an open question of whether they would return beyond producing the sequel. It's a big step for Warner Bros to broaden the franchise. No word on whether they'll direct it. The first film grossed $468 million worldwide, the third highest grossing film of the year so far. It was also a stylish transfer of a branded toy…
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    The Conversation

  • US Mid-Term Elections Preview

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Every four years a Presidential election is held in the United States. Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012, and the next Presidential election will be held in November 2016. However, the US also holds Congressional elections every two years that decide which party (Obama’s Democrats or the right wing Republicans) control both Houses of Congress. Half the time the Congressional elections are held concurrently with the Presidential election, and the rest of the time they are held as stand-alone elections, and are thus called mid-term elections. Major state governorships are also decided at…
  • A Moment With Gough Whitlam

    John Keane, Professor of Politics at University of Sydney
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously committed to the public good. I must confess I shed tears upon hearing news of his death. When great democratic leaders go, they often have that effect. It is not just their lasting policy achievements that make citizens weep. People are moved to tears because they sense that genuine democratic…
  • Juncker does not look like the man to bring Europe back together

    Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    On David Cameron's dartboard? DonkeyHotey, CC BY-SAJust what British politics needed: a new row over Europe. The revelation that the UK is expected to make a one-off payment of €2.1bn (£1.7bn) towards the European budget by December is probably the last thing David Cameron wanted in the middle of the current meeting of the heads of government at the EU summit in Brussels. This is politically dangerous at a time when British support for EU membership is on a knife-edge. Cameron has already put out a strongly worded statement saying the increase is “unacceptable”. UKIP leader Nigel…
  • Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

    Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security at University of Bradford
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback. Andreas Gradin via ShutterstockOn October 26 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen terrorists, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central nervous system. Although most of the 900 people being held hostage were freed, well over 100 of them were killed by the chemical agent; many more continue to suffer long-term health problems. To this day, the Russian authorities refuse to disclose what weapon they used. Nor will they provide any details of the…
  • The big threats to humanity: it's time to start talking about solutions

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to our biggest Global Health challenges, it’s easy to get bogged down in focusing only on the problems. How many millions die each year, or the economic cost of disease, the social toll of neglected health issues or the exponential increase in communities affected. Amira_a / Flickr Defining the problem is essential, but endless discussion focused solely on the challenges can be dangerous. ‘Doomsday talk’ leads us down a path of feeling overwhelmed, numbed and paralysed; a path where we avoid discussing the issue altogether; a path that leads to inaction and eventually (and…
 
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    DataSlam

  • Splitting Up the Dumb Pipe

    Ernie Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I tried Google Inbox this week. I liked it a lot. It's pretty great and has some definite advantages over other similar efforts. But when ComputerWorld's Mike Elgan looks at it, he sees something a little more sinister: An effort to kill the dumb, unadulterated pipe. Google exists to mediate the unmediated. That's what it does. That's what the company's search tool does: It mediates our relationship with the Internet. That's why Google killed Google Reader, for example. Subscribing to an RSS feed and having an RSS reader deliver 100% of what the user signed up for in an orderly, linear and…
  • When Politicians Give Into Fear, Here's Who Loses

    Ernie Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The name Kaci Hickox will forever be associated with extreme overreaction. She's a living, breathing reminder of the sacrifice that medical experts make when traveling halfway across the world to help people less fortunate than themselves. But instead of being seen for that sacrifice today, she was seen as something more dangerous: A potential carrier of Ebola, a disease that the governors of New York and New Jersey clearly do not understand. She said as much in a first-person piece for the Dallas Morning News. I am a nurse who has just returned to the U.S. after working with Doctors Without…
  • False Alarm Guys, Everything's Safe. No Really

    Ernie Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In case you were wondering, this is what an Emergency Action Notification looks like. This is an alert that FEMA has baked into TV systems during a time of absolute emergency and can only be turned on by the White House. Well, usually. Turns out, AT&T screwed up and turned it on for its TV systems by accident yesterday. Whew.
  • I Hope You're Sitting Down

    Ernie Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The standing desk is a phenomenon that I simply do not understand. But IKEA gets it, based on this video of a desk that can apparently be changed into a standing desk with the press of a button. The secret here is to combine the standing desk with the reclining bed. Tempur-Pedic could make a killing.
  • Mocked for Trying to Help

    Ernie Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "So far, every single person, including Spencer, who has been treated for Ebola in the United States became infected because they risked their lives to help others." There's been lots of hand-wringing and awful jokes in the past 24 hours regarding Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, who had gone bowling in Brooklyn and taken an Uber before he was diagnosed. Time writer Charlotte Alter, who has been known for stirring the pot in the past with her opinion pieces, straddles the line between spoil-sport and truth-teller in her latest piece. But this specific line needs emphasis. (Also worth a read:…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • No Waiting! New From the Seattle Public Library: “E-books Now”

    Gary Price
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    From the Seattle Public Library: Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out. E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library’s catalog. Patrons can search or browse the Library’s digital collection of items that are currently available, with no holds or wait times! Catch up on recent bestsellers and discover a new favorite book. Search by e-book format, audiobook format or choose all formats. E-books Now! Features E-books when you want them Reading Roulette – a discovery tool that…
  • Science: Surveyor Digitization Project Will Bring Thousands of Unseen Lunar Images to Light and Public Domain

    Gary Price
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    From The Planetary Society: In 1964 and 1965, three camera-equipped spacecraft called Ranger crash-landed into the moon, giving scientists their first up-close look. The Soviet Union’s Luna 9 gently touched down in the Ocean of Storms in February 1966, becoming the first spacecraft to send home images from the surface. Four months later, the U.S. followed suit with Surveyor 1, the first of seven robotic spacecraft sent to investigate Luna firma between 1966 and 1968. Two didn’t make it in one piece, but of the five that did, some 87,000 images were relayed back to Earth via…
  • Article: “Digital Humanities on the Rise at Stanford”

    Gary Price
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    From The Daily Stanford: Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon. The Digital Humanities, as the University defines them, are a “collection of practices and approaches combining computational methods with humanistic inquiry.” Though the University’s involvement in the Digital Humanities goes back to the mid-to-late 20th century with the creation of programs like the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics…
  • OCLC Research Data Mines WorldCat to Create “Monster Lists” for Halloween

    Gary Price
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    The team at OCLC Research is four lists into a five list series data mining WorldCat to find out some interesting facts relating to Halloween and the records found in the the world’s largest bibliographic database. Here are direct links to the four lists already online in the “Monsters Battle to Rule Libraries” series from OCLC Research. Top 10 Zombie Love Stories Top Vampire Movies of the ’70s, ’80s, and 90s Top 8 Authors of Werewolf Series Top 10 Witch Stories Look for the fifth and final list next week and of course don’t forget that you access more…
  • U. of California Press Announces Plans to Launch a Open Access Mega Journal and New Mongraph Program in 2015

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    From the U. of California Press: University of California Press is entering into the Open Access space with the launch of two new products: a mega journal focused on three core disciplines (life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences) and a monograph program designed to take advantage of rich, digital formats. This move is part of University of California Press’s mission to bring progressive scholarship forward in ways that continue to meet the academic community’s needs for greater discoverability, accessibility, and audience reach.
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Signaling Status: The Impact of Relative Income on Household Consumption and Financial Decisions

    fulltextreports
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Signaling Status: The Impact of Relative Income on Household Consumption and Financial Decisions (PDF) Source: Federal Reserve Board This paper investigates the importance of status in household consumption and financial decisions using household data from the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) linked to neighborhood data in the American Community Survey (ACS). We find evidence that […]
  • Women in National Parliaments (Situation as of 1st October 2014)

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Women in National Parliaments Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st October 2014. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Comparative data on the […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Managing for Results: Selected Agencies Need To Take Additional Efforts to Improve Customer Service. GAO-15-84, October 24. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-84 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666651.pdf Podcast – http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/podcasts/666613Filed under: Government Accountability Office, government and politics, management
  • Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read.

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read. Source: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year. Wastebook 2014 — the report Washington doesn’t want you to read […]
  • Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child Source: Reason Foundation The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty.” The Act was designed to help disadvantaged students meet challenging state academic standards. Originally authorized in 1970, the […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Better Life Bags combines style, substance to build handbags and Hamtramck at the same time

    Karen Dybis
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Rebecca Smith is what she describes as a “creative entrepreneur.” She started by creating cute bags. Then she created a business to sell the cute bags. Then came the most creative – and dare we call it brave – move of all. She created a mission. This mother of three is the owner of Better Life Bags, a Hamtramck-based design and product company. The name comes from the company’s mission that each bag needs to make someone’s life better. Better Life Bags, which celebrated its five-year anniversary this fall, does more than just make purses and give out paychecks. They are part of a…
  • Investment in Detroit comes from all walks of life

    Cindy Pasky
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    A few weeks ago Warren Buffet sat on the stage at the Detroit Homecoming and declared, “We would buy a company in Detroit today, and we would be happy to have the headquarters here.” That made national news and may have sent shock waves through some in the investment community. It certainly was no surprise to long-time investors in our city. Those investors include business leaders and corporations. That’s a given. They have chosen to stay in Detroit and help with the city’s transformation. They have the dollars, the network and connections to move those plans forward and they…
  • Shinola launches second Makers Monday campaign to get people to Buy American

    M Lapham
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Made in America. The past few years have seen these three words go from a random fact about a product to a point of pride. December 1 this renewed sense of pride and respect for homegrown builders, artisans, and craft people will be highlighted on Makers Monday. One year ago, Shinola came up with the Makers Monday idea of campaigning for consumers to buy American and share it via social networks on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. As part of the initiative, consumers are also encouraged pledge to buy American-made products and to share their pledge – and, later, their American-made…
  • USS Detroit christened, shares same goals as the city … increase forward presence, be fast and agile

    Marge Sorge
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    The bottle wielded by ship sponsor Barbara Levin smashed against the bow as she uttered the words ““In the name of the United States I christen thee the USS Detroit.” The mechanism holding the mighty ship on land clicked, gave way and the USS Detroit slide into the Menominee River with a massive splash. It listed to the side for just a second and then proudly stood upright. I’d never been to the christening of a ship before so when it invitation came I jumped it at … a new adventure … always a good thing. The day didn’t disappoint, even with the cold in the shipyard of the…
  • FashionSpeak’s sophomore conference shows Detroit’s potential as a fashion hub

    Karen Dybis
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    “The road to success starts in your hometown.” Those are the words of Detroit native and world-renown fashion designer Tracy Reese, who wowed the crowd at Thursday’s FashionSpeak event at One Woodward in Detroit. The one-day conference, now in its sophomore year, is the grand effort of the Detroit Garment Group Guild. The conference’s goal is to show young (and seasoned) fashion designers, stylists, managers and more that there is good reason to stay in Michigan to build their businesses. That there is support here. That there are liked-minded entrepreneurs here. That they can do…
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    BitShare

  • Take six minutes and learn a thing or two about Bitcoin

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

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

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Back in January of this year, Apple took a very harsh approach to Bitcoin, banning all wallets and any apps that had bitcoin send and receive functions. In the past couple of weeks, Apple has started allowing bitcoin apps back into the App Store, and today, the Blockchain Wallet app has returned to iOS. It’s a good sign according to Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain, who said “We’re very excited to continue investing in iOS again and working with Apple to reimagine how the world transacts.” Blockchain is the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world, with 1.9 million…
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    PopHerald Technology News

  • Google Inbox App is a Dropbox Mailbox rival with more features and flexibility

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Google is reinventing the email, and the Gmail, while trying to stop the rise of Dropbox’s Mailbox app with the new Google Inbox app for Android and iPhone. In case you’re living under a rock this past week, Google has just unveiled a new mobile app that focuses entirely on Gmail and the search giant’s top products and services. The Google Inbox App is new service built from the ground up to promote the “zero inbox,” or a virtual email box with no unread messages. If this concept sounds familiar, well, look no farther than Dropbox’s Mailbox app which popularized the swipe to right…
  • Microsoft Corporation confirms removal of ‘Nokia’ on Lumia Windows Phone

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Microsoft Corporation is demoting the Nokia brand to “Feature” phones category, while the Redmond-based tech giant will take over the Lumia branding. Up and coming are phones that will sport the “Microsoft Lumia” name. Microsoft Corporation finally confirmed that it’s removing Nokia’s name on high-end or flagship smartphones that run Windows Phone. Phones targeting the low-end and mid-range categories, but with Windows Phone OS are also affected. The transition was first reported early this week. From Nokia Lumia, devices manufactured by the former market leader will now bear the…
  • Ello said they will stay ad-free, and announces new investments

    Raphael Labuguen
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    In a fascinating new letter, Ello said that it attracted new investments worth more than $5 Million, and it also promises to stay ad-free. To generate revenue, and to sustain its growth, Ello will sell premium services. In case you’re new to this social network, Ello is a brand new service which promises socializing on the web without advertisements. When the site made by three co-founders was officially announced back in September, several pundits said that it will fail mainly because running a website with millions of visitors per day will demand funds to sustain the server, the site’s…
  • Mario Kart 8 adding two new DLC with Yoshi Circuit

    Orpha Buena
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Nintendo is launching two new downloadable content update for the Mario Kart 8. Nintendo Corporation has just unveiled two new DLC or downloadable content updates for its hit game Mario Kart 8, so get your eShop credits ready! One of the updates spins around the new Yoshi circuit (photograph below) which shows the track shaped as the popular dinosaur character. Additionally, the new content update will also add 7 other courses. For the other update, Nintendo will also include 8 circuits. And to lure more buyers, Nintendo is also adding three new characters and four new vehicles for every…
  • Rooms app doesn’t support Facebook login and allows alias use

    Orpha Buena
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Facebook is launching a direct attack on the “front-page of the internet” Reddit with the new Creative Labs app, Rooms with pseudonym login support. It’s like Reddit in more subtle environment. Facebook has unveiled its latest creation, and for the first time since like two years or so, Facebook’s new app is not intended to compete or kill Snapchat, Facebook’s biggest next-generation rival. Meet the new Rooms app for the iPhone, and it’s Facebook take on online communities which are focusing on common interests that attract millions of visitors across the globe. As noted by…
 
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    SWNS

  • Boy, 15, tried to extinguish firework by putting it in his MOUTH

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    A teenager is lucky to be alive after trying to put out an illegal firework by sticking it in his MOUTH – before blowing off the end of his finger. Dylan Cosgrove, 15, was at home with girlfriend, Erin Easton, when he lit the banger in his bedroom as a joke. The teen then panicked as the fuse started fizzing and put it in his mouth in an attempt to stop it burning. Dylan Cosgrove with his bandaged hand after he set off a firework in her room But his desperate bid failed so to protect his girlfriend from the explosion he put his right hand over the top of the banger. The unlicensed…
  • Teacher sent home on her first day for having tattoos posed NUDE when she was 18

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    The teaching assistant sent home on her first day for having too many tattoos is facing fresh controversy after NUDE pictures emerged. Charlotte Tumilty, 26, was turned her away from her trainee role at a ‘strict Catholic’ school when staff took exception to her body art. The mum-of-two has inkings on her feet, hands and neck and was told they were ”inappropriate”. Mum of two Charlotte Tumilty was sent home from her new job as a teacher at a Catholic school because she had too many tattoos on show Despite passing an earlier interview, within a hour of starting the…
  • UK buy-to-let property index launched by LendInvest

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    LendInvest, the world’s largest peer-to-peer platform for property, has launched an index on the UK Buy-To-Let (BTL) property market. The LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index now provides the most comprehensive publicly-available analysis of the UK BTL market. The LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index, which will be published monthly, is taken from a range of proprietary sources of information and compiled by LendInvest’s data science team. This information includes over a million data points (from the last month alone) from data provided by Zoopla; and data from the UK Land Registry. The LendInvest…
  • Chalets Direct revamped to celebrate 15th anniversary

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    As they approach their 15th winter of helping skiers and snowboarders find their ideal ski holiday, Chalets Direct is proud to show off a brand new look and excellent added features. The firm’s new website has improved navigation, advanced search options and generally makes it easier to find your ski chalet or apartment holiday. Chalets Direct was one of the original ski holiday portals and has developed over the years into one of the leading UK-based ski accommodation websites. With a wealth of industry knowledge and a genuine passion for skiing, the Chalets Direct management team…
  • Sensor Access Technology launches integrated biometric solutions

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Sensor Access Technology has launched a Bio Plus range of fingerprint Biometric readers. With a world class algorithm Sensor’s Bio reader range is designed to meet increased security needs. The Bio range eliminates the need to remember a pin code or carry a card. It also removes the possibility of card theft. This increases security for buildings and adds an additional level of protection for higher security areas. Within the GuardPoint Pro software all biometric enrollment has been integrated. This offers the system administrator a simple, user friendly front end with no…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Rare Footage Captures Ebola Discovery In 1976 (Video)

    RT
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    By RT As the largest recorded Ebola epidemic in West Africa has infected over 10,000 people, a Belgian newspaper publishes rare footage from 1976 when the deadly virus was first identified in Congo, or in Zaire as it was then known. The three videos were recently released by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and were published by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on Tuesday. In 1976, a group of researchers headed by Belgian scientist Peter Piot who travelled to the remote village of Yambuku in the Republic of Zaire (currently the Democratic Republic of Congo). The scientists went to…
  • Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate On Soccer Pitch – Analysis

    James M. Dorsey
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand. Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel Football Association (IFA) was segregating Israeli and Palestinian teams and discriminating Israeli Palestinian players…
  • Five Major Reasons Leading To ISIS Emergence – Analysis

    Iran Review
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    By Iran Review By Saeid Jafari 1. Branching from Al-Qaeda Without a doubt, the emergence of the ISIS terrorist group, which is currently calling itself the Islamic State, was closely related to an organization whose founding leader was slain a few years ago. In terms of its main core and theoretical background, the Islamic State is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, which has branched from the bigger organizations. Of course, followers of the new branch have shown a special penchant for high degrees of violence. 2. Questionable performance of Nouri Al-Maliki Unlike his last years in power, when former…
  • First US Soldier Killed In Iraq Anti-ISIS Campaign

    RT
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By RT A 19-year-old mortarman has become the first US soldier to die in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, albeit from a “non-combat injury,” the Pentagon acknowledged. The death of Marine Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, which occurred on Thursday in Baghdad, is under investigation, according to the Pentagon. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and was one of 1,600 US troops serving in Iraq. Pentagon officials confirmed his death Friday night. Neal is the “first casualty announced by the Department since Operation Inherent Resolve was announced,”…
  • Pentagon Spokesman Urges Patience in Anti-ISIL Campaign

    Albany Tribune
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By Albany Tribune By Jim Garamone (DoD News) — It is imprudent to assess the U.S. strategy against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after only three months, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference Friday. The Pentagon press secretary said the strategy against ISIL is not just sound, but it’s working. “The coalition continues to gain both momentum and strength,” Kirby said. “And we know we’re having a direct effect on ISIL inside Iraq and inside Syria.” Airstrikes against the terrorist group only began Aug. 8, Kirby reminded…
 
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    EURweb

  • Tamar Braxton Cleans Up the Shade She Threw at Her Sister(s)

    Deron Dalton
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:50 pm
    *Oh the shade and to have it among famous sisters! The drama is oh so entertaining to witness. But since it’s family, feuding could tear the Braxtons away from each other. Tamar Braxton must’ve realized that when she apologized for comments she made about her sister(s) when it came to talent — feeding into the negativity […]
  • Michael Rapaport Reveals Spike Lee Beef Is Dead

    Qwest7
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
     *Looks like the beef between Michael Rapaport and Spike Lee is dead. So says Rapaport, who mentioned that he and Lee squashed their conflict over the phone. “I called him. I reached out to him. To be honest with you, that was the first time I’ve said something that kind of took on a whirlwind,” […]
  • This Man Faked Being In A Coma…For Two Years!

    Brainuser1
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    *A man went to great lengths so he wouldn’t get caught for scams that included swindling an elderly man he cared for out of his life’s savings. Alan Knight made folks believe he was quadriplegic – then they discovered him walking around in a grocery store. According to The Guardian, Knight, 47, spent two years faking seizures that […]
  • Eddie Murphy and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Director Team Up for Dramedy, ‘Cook’

    Deron Dalton
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    *Eddie Murphy will be returning to the big screen in his first major film since 2011’s “Tower Heist” with the New Orleans-set dramedy, “Cook.” Murphy has been taking a break from the entertainment industry, but since he’s a huge box office heavyweight, he can afford to do that. Nevertheless, one of the hardest working men in […]
  • Marla Gibbs, Ja’net Dubois, Sidney Poitier & More Show Up for Norman Lear’s Book Signing (Photos by Steven Williams)

    EurPublisher
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    *Photographer Steven Williams was on the scene at a book signing event for famed TV producer Norman Lear. Lear’s new publication is called “Even This I Get to Experience.” Lear of course is the man behind some of television’s biggest ever hit shows including “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Good Times, ” and “The Jeffersons.” […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its largest award ever — $22.7 million over five years — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an innovative research program that prepares underrepresented students for doctoral programs. This initiative, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), will allow CSULB to establish the most comprehensive and transformative research training program in its history.Read the rest of CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health
  • Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.Read the rest of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California
  • Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Courtesy of the city of Long Beach. Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works invite the public to an opening ceremony for the new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Saturday, October 25. The program starts at noon, but events will start at 10 am for the community. Fitness Zones are free, easy-to-use outdoor gyms with top-quality exercise equipment suitable for all fitness levels.Read the rest of Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony
  • LBPD Awarded $400,000 Grant For Special Traffic Enforcements and Safety Efforts

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Long Beach Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.Read the rest of LBPD Awarded $400,000 Grant For Special Traffic Enforcements and…
  • Vote for Your Favorite Design: Camp Bixby or Bixby Beach

    Editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Parks, Recreation & Marine invite interested stakeholders to help design a new and improved Bixby Park playground on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 am in the Bixby Park community center. The third and final meeting date was changed to Saturday morning for residents who may not have been able to make the previous weeknight meetings. The whole family is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will include a staff supervised crafts table for parents to drop off their children, ages 5 and older, during the workshop.Read the rest of Vote for Your Favorite Design:…
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Shinzo Abe on Japanese women in politics

    Asia Sentinel
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP. On Oct. 22, we looked at women in Japan’s work force. Now we look at politics writes Todd Crowell for Asia Sentinel. In an effort to burnish his avowed policy of empowering women, sometimes known as “womenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his cabinet in his September 3 re-shuffle. It is not the most women in a Japanese cabinet – former premier Junichiro Koizumi also had five women in one of his cabinets, but it is unusual for Japan, which also lags most every democracy in the world for female MPs. The…
  • Taiwan to join submarine race

    Asia Sentinel
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Pic: AP. Newest plans greeted with cautious optimism writes Jens Kastner for Asia Sentinel. Thirteen years after the Bush Administration promised Taiwan eight diesel-electric submarines, and 11 years after the Taiwanese walked away from an opportunity to obtain used but top-notch Italian boats, cautious optimism is emerging that the island’s navy will in the coming decade command a submarine fleet that can deter both Chinese aggression and Vietnam from coming too close for comfort in the Taiwan-controlled parts of the South China Sea. Military officials here recently said Taiwan will build…
  • China’s president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis. The Foreign Ministry says President Xi Jinping made the announcement in a meeting Friday with the visiting president of Tanzania. The 500 million yuan ($81 million) will be used for emergency goods, to set up a treatment center in Liberia, and to send nearly 200 Chinese medical staff and quarantine experts to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. China has also contributed aid to the World Food Program and World Health Organization to help fight…
  • Nepal bus accident kills 9 and injures dozens

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others. Police are trying to identify the bodies and believe one might be a foreigner. They say 25 of those injured in the accident Friday have been hospitalized. The bus was carrying nearly 100 people who were heading home to celebrate the Diwali festival with their families. It drove about 100 meters (330 feet) off the road down a steep slope. Police were investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred…
  • French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    Papuans display “Morning Star” separatist flags during a protest commemorating the 50th year since Indonesia took over West Papua. Pic: AP. JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua. Thomas Dandois, 40, and Valentine Bourrat, 29, were detained for tourist visa violations in August after filming a documentary about the separatist movement in the province’s mountainous area of Wamena along with three suspected rebels. The journalists…
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    India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India

  • Discontent over salary and designations causing cockpit fights

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Those driving on Indian streets often fly into a road rage but these days, incidents of pilots getting into fights in the cockpit have become a reason for growing concern. The reason is rivalry, say sources, especially among pilots of airlines like Air India and Indian Airlines and Jet Airways and JetLite, both of whom are in the midst of a merger.
  • First Devendra Fadnavis and then Nitin Gadkari meet RSS chief

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
     BJP chief ministerial candidate Devendra Fadnavis and union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who has caused rumblings within the party because of his supporters’ strident demands he be made the CM, separately met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Friday night and Saturday, respectively. 
  • Cong slams Gadkari for helmetless ride

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    A helmetless Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari rode a two-wheeler to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Saturday for his meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
  • An artist's crusade against moral policing

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges the power of a free media, it is instructive to look back at Indian media's first liberated star — Raja Ravi Varma, 19th century painter and agent provocateur, whose prints exploded their frames to become a mirror of the times.
  • Andhra-Telangana war of words heats up

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The war of words between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over sharing river water and power intensified Saturday, a day after Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called his counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu a “cheat”.
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    Asia Travels

  • This is destiny…

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Once upon a time, there lived a princess on the tower that almost touched the sky. That majestic tower Burana was not really built to add beauty to the kingdom, but… There are so many legends in Kyrgyz nation about this tower. Just like any other emotional girl, I could not keep tears after listening […]
  • Look from above!

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Kyrgyzstan is surrounded by mountains, which make up almost 3/4 of the territory. This is the reason why travel around this country takes more than expected, judging about its small size. For example, it takes more than 15 hours on a car to the other side of the country, when the plane can get in […]
  • Kyrgyzstan – land of nomads…

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Kyrgyz was a nomadic nation for many centuries.They have traveled all the way from ancient Mongolia, Russian Yenisei and Altay during hundreds of years and ended up in Central Asia. Shortly after that they joined Russian government. After the fall of Soviet Union the country got its independence after which became a separate and free country… However, when I […]
  • Welcome to Legendary Silk Road!

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    I’ve got that love of traveling from my parents since childhood. We’ve been to so many developing countries and cities that none of the skyscrapers surprised me anymore. So that’s when I realized that I need something very unique, such as the time-machine which can get me to an absolutely different world. When I read […]
 
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    MarcGopin.com

  • Self-Trust and Self-Distrust

    mgopin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
                          Trust your feelings = moral intuitionism, Distrust your feelings = cognitive therapy and utilitarianism, When to trust or distrust = the wisdom of painful experience.   (Photo: Vikram Soni)
  • Posting and Writing: Abandoning the Echo Chamber of Despair

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
                        excellent film watch it! please read this piece that I wrote in its spirit. Post by Films For Action.   Recently, I did not post or write for several days due to trips and holidays. It gave me a chance to absorb and receive writing rather than to give. I came to a conclusion that surprised myself. Those of us globally who are trying to change the world for the better with our words (unlike classical journalism which is about reporting harsh realities) must commit to…
  • “Kurdish Teenager’s “Honor Killing” Fades to Memory as Iraq Violence Swells”- Huffington Post

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
                          Honor is a killer. Be dishonored. Be dishonored, to save any life. Let those who need honor, delight only in this: the honor of every fellow human being.  Kurdish Teenager’s “Honor Killing” Fades to Memory as Iraq Violence Swells, Huffington Post “Dunya was very timid. She wasn’t very social, and she didn’t care about fashion,” said her mother Sahom Hassan when asked to describe her daughter, found dead on May 24. “On…
  • Managing the Madness in the Middle East- The Huffington Post

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
                          Here is the excerpt of my new article published on Huffington Post. Please check out the whole writing from here as well, and your comment is always welcome. Managing the Madness in the Middle East …in the long term, a world based on fossil fuels is completely unsustainable, and states and individuals must each take concrete steps to rapidly move away from their use. It is not the first time in history that a resource craved by everyone distorted all rational…
  • Conflict Prevention Values In Judaism: Coping with a Bad Summer by Beginning a New Year

    mgopin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
                          Below is an excerpt from my book, Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking, pp. 177-179 . The reason I am reproducing this now is given the Jewish season of New Year, repentance,  and the never ending assault this summer on the decency of the Abrahamic religions, their constant use and abuse by states and extremists alike, it strikes me as the right time to remember the thousands of years and thousands of texts that are…
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    Newser

  • Girl Wins $500K From Denny's Over Hot Coffee

    Matt Cantor
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The hot-coffee (and cider ) lawsuits keep rolling in. In the latest case, parents sued a Denny's location in Angola, New York, after their one-year-old daughter was burned by coffee. The now-5-year-old girl's case has been settled for at least $500,000. Parents Jose Adames and Sally Irizarry argue that...
  • Female Ferns Can Turn Their Neighbors Male

    Matt Cantor
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    If you're a Japanese climbing fern, your sex may be up to those living around you. That's thanks to communication between the plants involving a pheromone called gibberellin, Vox reports. Early-maturing plants, which tend to become female, start developing the pheromone, but they don't finish. Instead, these plants send the...
  • Brewer: I Bought All the Count Chocula to Make Beer

    Jenn Gidman
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    For some people in Fort Collins, the annual arrival of Count Chocula cereal is a highlight of the year. So when shoppers in the Colorado town went searching for the monster-themed marshmallow delicacy, they were perturbed that they couldn't find it at either of the local Albertsons locations. "Every year...
  • Sex Offenders Suffer 'Inhuman' Conditions in Miami: ACLU

    Matt Cantor
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Following their release from prison, registered sex offenders are experiencing "horrid" conditions in Miami: Living outdoors near train tracks, they have no running water or toilets, and they share their camp with rats, the American Civil Liberties Union says in a suit. Their living area is a result of Miami-Dade...
  • 5 Worst Celebrity Kissers

    Evann Gastaldo
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    It must be fun to be an actor, always getting to kiss other hot celebrities in movies, right? Well ... not necessarily. OK! rounds up 10 of the worst celebrity kissers: Kate Hudson: Dane Cook called her his worst on-screen kiss, saying that while filming My Best Friend's Girl , "I think...
 
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  • The Stone Forest in Madagascar

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We have heard about forest, but have you wonder about the stone forest?. This is a extraordinary forest. Enclosed by 752square kms of incredibly scenery, the Bemaraha National Park, situated in the west of Madagascar, was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, and is home to the truly amazing stone forest known as the Tsingy. From the Malagasy word “mitsingitsignia”, which means ‘to walk on tiptoe’, the term has been accepted in common language to denote the exceptional topography of eroded limestone, which may exist in other parts of the world, but nowhere as tall,…
  • One Of The Biggest Container Ships In The World

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    The Mary Maersk is one of the largest ships in the world. The ship is over 1,300 feet, as long as the Empire State Building is tall. The Mary contains as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers. So what’s it like to work on the giant boat? Ironically, the super large boat has a small crew of just 27. The New York Times had the chance to check out the Mary and made this enlightening report.
  • "The Ridge" by Danny Macaskill

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Scottish bicyclist Danny Macaskill is from Isle of Skye in Scotland, which is also home of the Cuillin Ridgeline. Danny decided to return home to conquer the ridge and record the entire adventure.
  • This Boy is a Surgeon at Seven Years Old

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Akrit Jaswal, just twelve years old, is studying at the University of India to be a doctor. He travels to Britain to be studied by scientists at the Imperial College. The story goes back to 19th of November, 2000 in a rural village near the foothills of Himalayas, India, when the surgery of an 8 year old girl with burnt and fused fingers was successfully performed by a 7 year old Akrit Jaswal. Akrit Pran Jaswal is the full name of this wonder kid who was born on April 23, 1993 in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh. The family of the burnt victim could not afford the cost of surgery and so approached…
  • World’s New Tallest Twin Towers in China

    Admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Phoenix Towers Despite being the capital city of central China, Wuhan is little known internationally. That looks set to change, following the announcement that it will be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers. The 3,280ft (1 kilometre)-tall Phoenix Towers will dominate a newly developed 47-hectare site situated on an island in a lake that stands in the centre of Wuhan, and is intended to function as a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction. The London-based designers Chetwoods Architects were instructed to conceive a structure that would distinguish the metropolis from other major Chinese…
 
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  • Cable TV maintenace man dies after electrocution in Syokimau

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Kenya Power had to turn off several circuits to get the situation under control, leaving several customers without power/FRANCIS MBATHAMACHAKOS, Kenya Oct 25 – A middle aged man has died after being electrocuted while working on a cable line in Syokimau. According to Kenya Power Distribution and Customer Service Emergency Service (North Region) Cyrus Njenga the deceased who was an employee of a cable and Internet company was working on a cable crossing part of the power line shrivelled up after coming in contact with a high voltage line. “We received a call this morning at around…
  • Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested for the murder of a former intelligence official in July 2007/AFPTehran, Oct 25 – Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying. Amnesty International condemned her killing, describing it as “a bloody stain on Iran’s human rights…
  • Kenya is free of Ebola, Uhuru says as he invites tourists

    PSCU
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    The President said tourists especially those from Western countries have been misinformed about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assured them Kenya was safe/PSCUKILIFI, Oct 25 —President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured tourists that Kenya is free of Ebola and is capable of controlling the disease in the unfortunate event of a breakout. The President said tourists especially those from Western countries have been misinformed about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assured them Kenya was safe. “Kenya is safe from Ebola and you should have nothing to fear to come here,” said the…
  • KQ firm, Wetangula seeks apology as Sonko wades in

    janegoin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    KQ firm, Wetangula seeks apology as Sonko wades in/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Kenya Airways has defended demands for proof of identification before boarding its planes, even as Senator Moses Wetangula (Bungoma) demanded an apology over what he described as humiliation by the airline after he failed to produce his ID for a flight to Mombasa on Thursday night. The aircraft in which Wetangula, a host of other Senators and Speaker Ekwee Ethuro had boarded was grounded for three hours and everyone evacuated following what was described as a security concern. “I would like to…
  • WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Health official showing ebola vaccines/FILEGeneva, Oct 25 – Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and one — Dallas-based Nina Pham — hugged President Barack Obama at the White House to prove it. But the states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of the disease in West…
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  • UKIP condemned for “vile” poster criticising Labour for Rotherham child abuse scandal

    Descrier Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    UKIP has been condemned for victims of exploiting child abuse for political gain in its poster campaign in South Yorkshire. UKIP launched the poster as part of its “1,400 reason to vote” campaign in Rotherham, which blames Labour for ignoring the scale of the child abuse going on in the region between 1997 and 2013 where 1,400 children were abused. UKIP MEP Jane Collins said: “These posters are certainly hard hitting, but they bring home a simple truth, a truth that is spoken in far harsher terms than this in the shops, bars, and clubs across the region. You just cannot…
  • Millions of doses of Ebola vaccine will be available in 2015, says WHO

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that one million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, a WHO assistant director-general, said that candidate Ebola vaccines are expected to be available for efficacy trials in accepted countries in West Africa in December 2014. There are currently two candidate Ebola vaccine ready for clinical trials, with five more expected to start in first trimester of 2015. By the end of the first half of 2015, a few hundred thousand doses of candidate Ebola vaccines will be available for use, and…
  • Britain’s cost of living crisis continues as wages squeezed

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Inflation continues to outpace inflation in the UK, with workers facing the longest squeeze on living standards since the 1870s. Chancellor George Osborne had called wage growth a “lagging indicator” and said that it would soon follow the growth in output. However, while GDP has grown a respectable 0.7% over the last three months, according to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wage growth of 0.7% is once again behind 1.2% inflation. After five years of the government claiming to have steadied the ship and returned the UK to growth, the majority of…
  • Moment bus driver tackles ‘rowdy passenger’ in fight over fare caught on CCTV (video)

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    CCTV camera caught the moment that a bus driver tackled a ‘rowdy passenger’ to the ground over a fare on video. The footage shows two men alighting from a number 89 bus at Geddes Place, Bexley, before one of them tampers with the bus wing mirror. When driver David Newstead, 43, came out of readjust the mirror one of the men confronts him. Newstead then heads back onto the bus only for one of the men to tamper with the window again. There is a verbal exchange between Newstead and the two men, but the situation escalated when one of the men threw an object at the driver’s…
  • Ottawa shooting: Gunman acted alone and had no link with Islamic State

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Authorities have found no evidence of a link between the gunman that attacked Canada’s capital and Islamist militants ground Islamic State. Michael Zehad-Bibeau killed a soldier at Ottawa’s National War Memorial before entering parliament buildings and being killed in a gun battle with authorities, in what many feared was a terror attack linked to the situation in Syria and Iraq. However, while he has described as “radicalised” by Canadian authorities, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have not found any links between Zehad-Bibeau and the Islamic State and contrary…
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  • PEOPLE CAN KNOW ABOUT YOUR FASHION STYLE BY STARING AT YOUR WARDROBE

    Anna Taylor
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    People can guess about you by your behavior and way of talking and also your way of style. Likewise people can know your way of keeping things neat or clean and bad and can decide whether you are perfect or not. Whenever people like your friends, relatives and any other new people can know about your fashion style according to the way you keep your wardrobe. Mostly new people can know and decide about your style by looking at your wardrobe. You don’t want to tell about your fashion clothes interest and also about your likings, your wardrobe will speak for you instead. Tips to set up your…
  • If Nigeria Can Be Ebola Free, Then Nigeria Can Be Corruption Free

    Gister Adeola
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    News has it that after 42 days – twice the incubation period – since the last case tested negative, Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free. This is a message of hope that a nation seen with so much corruption and fraud and even the recent terrorism events was organised enough to get Ebola out. So effective was the Nigerian medical team that it was broadcasted that the US medical team are going to Nigeria for tips on how they did it. The great success of this had very little to do with the Nigerian government; it had more to do with the diligence of the passionate Nigerians who value life.
  • The Ideal Doses and Amount of Trenbolone Enanthate for Bulking and Cutting

    Anna Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Trenbolone Enanthate is an ideal capsules usually used by body builders. Bodybuilders and weight lifters who want lean and fatless muscles Trenbolone Enanthate is a great solution for them. It a kind of steroid used for some specific purposes. This tablet is made by steroid which burns the fat of the body and gives you a beautiful and lean body structure. The Trenbolone Enanthate basically is neither a 17 nor steroid. The other names of Trenbolone Enanthate are Tern, Tern Ace, Tern E, Phinaplix, Fern etc. the medical name of the Trenbolone Enanthate is…
  • Why Online Essays are the Best Way to Get a Unique Paper?

    Anna Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    If you need a good and unique paper free from all sorts of plagiarism and grammar mistakes then the online institutes are the best way to do so. Not only you get the best work done with ease and up to the high standards required for the same, you also get full support from these agencies. In case you feel unhappy about the type of paper sent to you after even a thorough check by their editing staff you are eligible to claim the full money as refund if the same happens to be a reputed online institute. If you are interested in making some changes then a good institute should be in a position…
  • Top 5 Hospitals with best Facilities in Australia

    Anna Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Ever wondered of where to get the best healthcare facilities that will make you attain your goals? Australia has the world-class hospitals with the best healthcare facilities which are the sufficient reason why most of the healthcare experts and patients flee to Australia. They are equipped with ultramodern facilities that have provided a breathtaking environment to access exceptional medical care. The following are the top five hospitals with the best medical facilities in Australia. 1.Westmead Hospital in Sydney It is one of the best hospitals in Australia opened in the year 1978. It has a…
 
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  • Arvind Subramanian, on Boosting India's Private Sector

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Private investment is down in India, partly due to the lack of coal and electricity. Interviewed in late August, before his appointment as the country's new chief economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian says removing those bottlenecks will be key to increasing growth.
  • Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis. This week, the IMF and the government of Jamaica will host a high level forum that will discuss ways of boosting the economies of the region.
  • The Long Life of Keynesian Economics

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The work of master economist John Maynard Keynes has been key in the resolution of successive crises from the Great Depression to the recent global financial crisis. An IMF economist gives an overview of the man, his ideas and their impact on economic policy.
  • Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Continues

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa says growth in the region is currently at 5% and will continue to rise to 5¾ in 2015. The good news is overshadowed however in countries worst affected by the Ebola pandemic.
  • IMF’s Recipe to Escape Prolonged Slow Growth

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The world needs more growth, and more jobs to escape the prospect of prolonged, mediocre economic future, says the head of the International Monetary Fund who laid out the prospects for the global economy, and the priorities for the international organization at the start of the IMF-World Bank Meetings.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • FORMER PNGDF COMMANDER FRANCIS AGWI TAKES HIGH COMMISSIONER'S POST

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Retired Defence Force Commander Brigadier-General, Francis Agwi, was commissioned as P-N-G's new High Commissioner to New Zealand, in Port Moresby, this week.Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Rimbink Pato, commissioned Mr. Agwi, before New Zealand's High Commissioner to P-N-G, Tony Fautua and his wife, Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary, William Dihm, former Defence Commander, Jerry Singirok, Defence Secretary, John Potti, family and friends.Mr. Agwi's appointment fills the vacancy left by William Dihm, after his recalling to Port Moresby, to head the Foreign Affairs Department.The…
  • Nato jets intercept Russian spy plane over Baltic Sea

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region.Estonia summoned Russia's ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute.But Russia said the plane had been on a training flight and had not violated Estonian airspace.Russia has been accused of several recent border violations in the region.The conflict in eastern Ukraine, which the West says Russia has stoked by supporting the rebels, has prompted sanctions against senior figures in Moscow and…
  • Supreme Court Rules Injunction on PM’s Arrest Warrant

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    A three-man Supreme Court Bench has granted an interim injunction against the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.Included in the decision are temporary stay orders against any form of violence, harassment and intimidation of Mr O’Neill, his legal representatives, security unit, their families and staff members.This latest court decision is expected to see a simmering down of resentment between two main groups of police, who have been at loggerheads over contempt issues surrounding the initial arrest warrant on the prime minister.The court refused a verbal application to join the…
  • Tonga To Host 2019 Pacific Games

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Two members from the Tonga 2019 Pacific Games visited the country to see preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games.Chairman Lord Fred Sevele and Secretary General for the Tonga Olympics Committee,Taumoepeau, met with the PNG Olympics Committee to get firsthand information on PNG’s preparations. Tonga will host the 2019 Pacific Games.Visiting PNG to observe current preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games was a two-man delegation from the Tonga Olympics Committee.Chairman Lord Fred Sevele and Secretary General for the Tonga Olympic Committee,TakitoaTaumoepeaumet with the PNG’s Olympic…
  • Student among two shot in Mt Hagen looting

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Two people have been shot by police in attempts to disperse looters who tried to raid seven shops that burned overnight in Mt. Hagen City.One of those killed is understood to be a high school student who was at the scene this morning when police opened fire. At least one resident said the student was shot during clashes between members of the public and police. Police, defence and CS officers were called to the scene last night and have remained at the fire scene for the last 15 hours in efforts…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Leave Putin His Scraps

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Would territorial retreats whet Vladimir Putin’s imperialist appetite? I’d be rich if I had a hryvnia for every time I’ve heard that question answered in the affirmative. Accordingly, if one concedes an inch to Putin, he’ll take a mile. And, naturally, that mile will only be the prelude to many more miles. In sum, you can’t concede an inch—or else. Critics of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s “peace plan” for the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its terrorist proxies generally make this argument. Providing the enclave with a special status and effectively…
  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    On Monday, GreatFire.org, an Internet monitoring group, charged that China launched “a malicious attack on Apple in an effort to gain access to usernames and passwords and consequently all data stored on iCloud.” The “man-in-the-middle” attack, which deceived users into logging onto a Chinese government-controlled website instead of Apple’s, was directly traceable to China’s central government. “We know that the attack point is the Chinese Internet backbone and that it is nationwide, which would lead us to be 100 percent sure that this is again the work of the Chinese…
  • The Twisted Appeal of ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A poll released last week by the Washington Institute suggestss that the Islamic State may be more popular in Europe than in the Middle East. Lee Smith tries to make sense of it. Europe’s got great health care, welfare, and lots of attractive young men and attractive women who, unlike the vast majority of women in the Middle East outside of Israel, are sexually available. So, why given a choice between a comfortable, if somewhat boring, life as a pharmacist in Hamburg, or fighting and dying in the desert, are thousands of Western Muslims opting for the latter? Because, for all the awesome…
  • Ukraine Should Abandon the Donbas Enclave

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ukraine has two nonnegotiable priorities in its ongoing war with Russia: survival and reform. Ukraine must survive as a sovereign democratic state in the short term if it is to reform, and it must reform itself in the medium term in order to survive and become a prosperous and secure sovereign democratic state in the long term. Both goals can be best advanced if Ukraine washes its hands of the enclave of the Donbas region that Russia and its proxies now control. Europe’s foremost priority is inextricably connected to Ukraine’s. Europe’s two key pillars—the European Union and the North…
  • Ukraine Must Reform to Save Itself

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Will NATO Save Ukraine from Russia? I’m surprised by how many people, especially in Ukraine, believe the answer is yes. And I’m no less surprised by how many Western analysts and Russian policymakers claim that that’s exactly what NATO hopes to do—and, by implication, will do. Naturally, Russians describe NATO’s presumed intentions as offensive and not defensive. It’s time to wake up and smell the espresso in Brussels. First, NATO has no army. As an institution, as a bureaucracy located in two complexes in and near the capital of Belgium, the alliance does not have troops. It can…
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    Pars Herald

  • Microsoft to Dump Nokia

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Microsoft has announced that their next line of smart phones will NOT feature the legendary device manufacturer Nokia. Bill Gates’ heavy hitters acquired Nokia in April 2014 in a deal rumoured to be worth in the region of £4.6 billion. But, with the latest announcement it seems that the brand name Nokia – synonymous with the mainstream popularity of mobile phones and the sturdy 3310 which everyone in the world owned at some point – is set to never feature on a device again. Microsoft Lumia The new Microsoft models will use the “Lumia” branding but will now be called “Microsoft…
  • Pistorious Sentenced for Culpable Homicide of Steenkamp

    Saeed Maleki
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Paralympian Oscar Pistorious has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by Judge Thokozile Masipa for killing his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The Judgement took an extended amount of time as the Judge bizarrely elected to go over the case and the arguments for perhaps the fourth time during the trial. Pistorious managed to somehow escape a murder verdict for the incident on 14th February 2014, due in main to the poor prosecution arguments put across by the Police. The Judge stated that it would be unreasonable to usurp the Department of Correctional Services’ recommendation…
  • McIlroy Dispute Rumbles On

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    Golf’s world number one, Rory McIlroy has failed to come to an agreement with Irish sports agency Horizon Sports Management in a protracted dispute relating to fees. The Northern Irishman is suing three companies overall in a case said to be worth millions of euros to the golf star. Although an out of court settlement was proposed by the Commercial Court of Dublin, the failure tyo agree terms has meant theta the case will come to court in 2015 McIlroy signed a representation agreement over three years ago aged at 22, and his argument claims that this contract is unenforceable for multiple…
  • Local Government Pension Schemes Providing Good Business for QROPS

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    One of the most secure pension schemes available in the public sector has recently seen a dramatic shift in opinion, based on new Government plans for a restrictive lock-down on access to funds. This has meant that schemes such as QROPS for those now residing overseas and planning to retire away from the UK, have hit new highs in terms of enquiries and new business. As of April 2015, former Local Government employees who hold a defined benefit scheme from their time in employment will be prevented from transferring their savings into any alternative and more beneficial schemes which may be…
  • Beware of QROPS Opinions

    Saeed Maleki
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is a pension scheme designed for expatriates and usually advised on by qualified advisers in the jurisdiction in which the expat lives. However, not to be silenced, old-school UK-based advisers whose experiences of the benefits of such a scheme are perhaps limited at best, seem particularly – and somewhat bewilderingly – keen on making sure their views are heard. In light of the recent announcements that public sector pensions are set to be locked into the UK for good as of April 2015, QROPS advisers overseas have witnessed a…
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    Market Oasis

  • Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

    kevinanchi
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in 27 states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. …read more Read more here: Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities      The post Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities appeared first on Market…
  • Healthy future for wearable tech

    kevinanchi
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Claire Martin Newly released data from Kantar Media’s study, futurePROOF, shows that the health and fitness wearable tech market in Great Britain will double to an estimated 13.1m users in 2015. 6.7m adults currently use health and fitness wearable devices and smartphone apps for activities such as monitoring their heart rate, recording … …read more Read more here: Healthy future for wearable tech      The post Healthy future for wearable tech appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has funded the first two loans under the new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, which is designed to help consumers reduce energy bills through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems. …read more Read more here: USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina      The post USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina…
  • USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska Villages

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    ANCHORAGE, Oct. 23, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $352 million in loans and grants to upgrade rural water and wastewater systems nationwide and make infrastructure improvements in rural Alaska villages. The projects funded will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new businesses and families. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska…
  • 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you thinking about starting a business? If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for… …read more Read more here: 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)      The post 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't) appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • Terrorist kills baby girl, Obama Admin urges Israel 'avoid escalating tensions'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    While one senior member of the Obama Administration publicly stated the U.S. government will assist one long time ally our "full support" in the face of an Islamic Jihadist terror attack aimed at one of their citizens...
  • Department of Homeland Security's 'Royal' panty raid

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Despite the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) mission statement clearly stating their purpose in life is to ensure our nation is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards that may rear their ugly head, eyebrows are...
  • Canadian Armed Forces: Their steel still cuts deep

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    While many Canadian and non-Canadians alike view the country's people as a gentle, pastoral folk who would rather listen to a Rush album instead of Rush Limbaugh, the two recent Islamic Jihadist attacks aimed specifically three members...
  • Specifics on Canadian hero and his terrorist killer slowly coming to light

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    UPDATE: Previous questions if the Canadian terrorist shooter had any links to Islam have since been answered. Canadian radio station CJAD is reporting that Micheal Zehaf-Bibeau was in fact, a recent convert to Islam, dropping his birth name of...
  • Canadian terrorist shooter wearing 'Arabic scarf'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    UPDATE: The Canadian soldier initially reported as wounded has since died at the hands of the still unidentified terrorist. The soldier's name will not be released until the notification of his next of kin.Within 48 hours, at...
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    Infoline

  • iPad mini 2 Will Offer Top-Notch Performance on the Cheap

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    The iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 are virtually the same tablet. Though we still don’t know how much RAM the new tablet has (the previous version has 1GB), overall performance shouldn’t change much between both models. In terms of pricing, however, the iPad mini 2 and mini 3 are worlds apart, separated by $100. In terms of deals, pricing will also vary significantly as deals on the newer tablet won’t come close to deals on the “older” model, so we recommend shoppers opt for the iPad mini 2, which again will offer the same performance at a lower price point. TEST…
  • Black Friday Will Offer First Round of Significant Deals

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The iPad mini and iPad mini Retina skipped over Black Friday 2012 and 2013, respectively. Instead, their first major discounts occurred post-holiday rush during the month of January. However, this year we expect to see an abundance of iPad mini deals with prices starting as low as $199. First, we’ll start with the cheapest iPad — the non-Retina iPad mini (2012). Last year, when the iPad mini Retina was announced, the first-generation iPad mini got a 9% price drop from $329 to $299. Retailers then cut the price of the first-gen mini down from $299 to $249, taking roughly 16% off…
  • Qadri ends Islamabad sit-in, to hold demos in different parts of the country

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    21 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Tahirul Qadri ended his protest sit-in that continued in Islamabad for more than two months and announced to stage his next demonstration in Karachi on December 25. Addressing the participants of his sit-in in Islamabad, he told them to pack their belongings and move back to their homes. He said the next revolutionary sit-in would be staged in Karachi, adding, PAT would spread protests all across the country. Tahirul Qadri-led PAT and Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had launched their anti-government protests on the same day on August 14. While PTI continues its agitation in the…
  • Tahirul Qadri vows to avenge Model Town killings

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    19 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    ISLAMABAD: Before departing for Lahore where he is due to address his supporters, Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri clarified on Sunday that he will not strike a deal with the government but will avenge the deaths of his supporters killed during the Model Town clashes on June 17. “Today is a day of triumph and we will hold a historic rally in Lahore,” he said while addressing his supporters in Islamabad on the 66th day of his ongoing sit-in against the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government. “I am going to Lahore to ask for Qisas for those killed on June 17,” he…
  • We will take Kashmir from India: Bilawal

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    19 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. “When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer,” the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally here yesterday. “We will take back Kashmir from India,” he said amidst thundering applause by thousands of supporters at mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The next gen politician said that Kashmir would become part of Pakistan but they would not let…
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    International Relations Online

  • Q&A on Hong Kong Protests

    John Sinden
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Photo credit: tunatallica Instagram Andrew Antuna, a recent graduate from the school of Business at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has covered the Hong Kong protests on social media from their onset. We discussed citizen journalism, private sector tools to counter censorship, and the future of the protests. Here’s what he had to say. Q. What are the major challenges the protesters and activists in Hong Kong face? A. Among the major challenges facing the protesters and activists here in Hong Kong are the police and city government. Activists and protesters have been constantly…
  • 15 Must-Read International Security Blogs

    John Sinden
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today, we live in an increasingly interconnected world. Threats and breaches to state and human security in certain geographic regions have the ability to affect international security — nothing is isolated. In order to stay informed with what security issues are occurring and evolving around the world and how these factors impact global security, American University’s global security master’s program compiled a list of 15 must-read international security blogs that cover topics ranging from global security in a post-9/11 era to regional alliances to violent conflicts between civil…
  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

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

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

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

  • Las Vegas Social Media Marketing

    reysol
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    LAS VEGAS SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Vivid Candi offers it’s professional social media marketing skills to Las Vegas! Opening doors to great things for business owners in the area!     With extensive years of experience, we at Vivid Candi have developed a natural instincts when it comes to social media! Not only that, we specialize in SEO, and digital marketing. These are necessary when a business is looking to be found online. If you are barely starting off, and just don’t know how to get you’re websites traffic up, plus you’re online presence is terrible, meaning you…
  • Los Angeles Digital Agency

    reysol
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    LOS ANGELES DIGITAL AGENCY Whether the topic is Web Development, Graphic Design, App Development, or Digital Marketing, we are the digital agency that you need. Offering multiple professional services, our full service digital agency excels in each of the categories.        We are Vivid Candi, located in beautiful Malibu California, just north of Los Angeles. Our main objective is to bring the best of every world into one agency. Since the year 2001, we have been pushing ourselves to the limit, bringing Vivid Results to not only our clients, but our agency itself. We basically built this…
  • Why its Important to Manage You’re Google Plus

    reysol
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO MANAGE YOUR’RE GOOGLE PLUS Most business owners that have already taken into consideration how they are seen online, are focusing on major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on, but don’t put enough time and effort into Google Plus, which by the way is one of the pages you want to manage to most!       Google has put an emphasis on Google Plus for the reason that it’s their own social network. People may not understand it yet, but Google Plus is becoming a major factor in you’re social link popularity, and is also a great…
  • Content Development / Enhancement

    reysol
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    CONTENT DEVELOPMENT / ENHANCEMENT With the new Panda 4.1 update, content is something essential when trying to rank well on search engines!       The update happened September 23, 2014. Many sites that didn’t take content into consideration and had either poor content, or insufficient content were affected by this update negatively, but luck for them the damage is irreversible! Simple consider contacting an agency like ours, we are Vivid Candi. A full service digital agency located near Los Angeles California. Although we do business all over the country, our headquarters are in…
  • Social Link Popularity

    reysol
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    SOCIAL LINK POPULARITY With all of these new updates, new things are now a major factor in the way that you rank on search engines. For example social link popularity is now an important factor! What is Social Link Popularity?            Social Link popularity is a term that refers to how many links are pointing back to you’re website, a good way to build you’re social link popularity is believe it or not, social media… Thats right!… Social media!!      So why is social media such a good way to build you’re link popularity?      Easy! All of those…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Is Digital Age Burying the Advertising Industry?

    Anna Domanska
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    As much as a third of marketing budgets in the U.S. are spent on digital advertising. On May 12 at the 4A’s annual conference in 1994, Ed Artzt, the CEO of Procter & Gamble, America’s biggest advertiser, delivered a sensational speech that is still buzzing in the advertising industry’s corners today. The lionized speech that was rendered much before the internet took over, cautioned of a time in the future where consumers would be control of what they want and disdain advertising altogether unless the business provided them a reason to pay attention. “If we don’t…
  • Dudley Warns U.S. Banks to Curb Culture that Breeds Misdeeds or Be Broken Up

    Anna Domanska
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has warned banks to change the way employees are compensated and to undertake a few more measures to fix their corporate culture that breeds misdeeds or acclimatize to being broken up. Dudley roughed out a few ideas at a workshop on Monday attended by senior officials from Wall Street’s largest banks, in addition to federal controllers on reforming Wall Street’s culture and behavior. Delegates from JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs,…
  • Mozilla Rolls Out A New Browser-Based Video Chat Service Firefox Hello

    Christy Gren
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Firefox Hello provides more value to Firefox users by making it easier to communicate with your friends and family who might not have the same video chat service, software or hardware as them. Mozilla, the maker of popular Firefox browser has a brand new feature coming very soon. It’s gearing up to take on services like Skype and Viber with a new browser-based video and voice chat feature called Firefox Hello. The new software is still in beta stage and is scheduled to get its public rollout in the coming weeks. “Firefox Hello provides more value to Firefox users by making it easier to…
  • You’re living in the Future if Websites can Design Themselves

    Anna Domanska
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    The Grid calls itself “AI websites that design themselves”. The thesaurus really needs to consider adding one expression – ‘building a website’ equals ‘a labyrinthine task’ to keep a track of our emotions and millions of tears that were shed by amateur site owners. The world of web development now looks a little grim, doesn’t it? The good side of this torturous territory is that opportunists have transformed it into a profitable industry which is still in its infancy. Not convinced? Simply look at the success savored by WordPress and Squarespace. However, with all those…
  • OnePlus One pre-orders to kickoff on October 27 – but only for an hour

    Christy Gren
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    (Image: OnePlus Smartphone) The OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus has mesmerized gadget enthusiasts since early this year, primarily for two reasons: the high-end handset has a ridiculously low price tag and secondly the handset can only be purchased through invite. But that’s all about to change as the OnePlus One will be within reach of everyone starting next week. According to an announcement from the company, pre-orders for its One smartphone are due to open at 11am EST on October 27. The Chinese startup will allow anyone to order the One on Oct. 27, regardless of whether…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Is the Philippines Ready for CIPURSE™ and the OSPT™ Alliance

    Raffy Pekson II
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is all about providing the standards, guidelines and specifications to help the transit fare collection community move towards the next generation of secure, cost-effective, and flexible fare collection solutions based on an open standard. As part of its mission, it developed the CIPURSE open standard for secure fare collection systems. It is a not-for-profit and vendor-neutral industry alliance supported by members from five continents covering the whole transport value chain and beyond.
  • San Miguel Corporation to Bid for World’s 6th Biggest Cookie Maker – United Bisuits

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

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

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

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) recently awarded Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas to outstanding Filipino writers who have contributed significantly to the development of Philippine literature in any language.
 
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • PHP has fixed several vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution

    Sabari Selvan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The PHP development team has released new versions in order to fix three security vulnerabilities -one of them is said to be a critical one and leads to remote code execution.The vulnerability identified as "CVE-2014-3669" can cause an integer overflow when parsing specially crafted serialized data with the unserialize ().The vulnerability is only a 32-bit system, but the danger is caused by the breach and that the serialized data often come from user-controlled channels.In addition, the updates have been corrected errors associated with the introduction of a null byte in the library cURL,…
  • Critical SQL Injection vulnerability in Drupal 7.x

    Sabari Selvan
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Security researchers from SektionEins have discovered a critical SQL Injection vulnerability in Drupal CMS that leaves a large number of websites that uses Drupal at risk. Drupal introduced a database abstraction API in version 7.  The purpose of this API is to prevent SQL Injection attacks by sanitizing SQL Queries.But, this API itself introduced a new and critical SQL Injectionvulnerability.  The vulnerability enables attackers to run malicious SQL queries, PHP code on vulnerable websites.  A successful exploitation allows hackers to take complete control of the site.This…
  • Russian Hackers use Windows 0-Day exploit to hack NATO, Ukraine

    Sabari Selvan
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Russian Hackers, dubbed the "sandworm team", have been found exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows Operating systems, reports iSight. The group has used this zero-day exploit to hack computers used by NATO, Ukraine Government, European Telecommunications firms, Energy sectors and US academic organization.The attack starts with a spear-phishing email containing a malicious power point document that exploits the vulnerability and infects victims machine with a malware."The vulnerability exists because Windows allows the OLE packager (packager .dll) to download and…
  • Kmart is the latest security breach victim

    Sabari Selvan
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Kmart is the latest largest U.S. retailer to experience a data breach, confirmed that hackers had accessed certain debit and credit card numbers.IT Security firm hired by the Kmart found the store payment data systems "were infected with a malware that was undetectable by current antivirus systems".The company says no personal information, no debit card PIN numbers, no email addresses and no social security numbers were accessed in the security beach.According to the investigation, the cyber criminals got into their systems in early September.  The company said it immediately removed the…
  • A Bug in Bug Tracker "Bugzilla" exposes Private Bugs

    Sabari Selvan
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    A critical vulnerability in the popular web-based Bug tracking tool "Bugzilla" allows hackers to view the details of any undisclosed vulnerabilities. Bugzilla is an open source bug tracking program developed by Mozilla and being used by many large organizations including RedHat, Linux Kernel, Gnome, Apache.Vulnerability researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported the bug to Mozilla that allows anyone to register with email address of the targeted domain (for example, admin@mozilla.com) and bypass email validation. Researcher exploited the vulnerability and managed to create…
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • EXCLUSIVE SHANNON BRIGGS RAW AND UNEDITED “LETS GO CHAMP” INTERVIEW

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs talks to BaylorIC TV about Wladimir Klitschko, his career and the heavyweight division http://www.bayloricworldwide.com https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: Boxing, Brooklyn#, Exclusive, Interviews, Newspapers, Shannon Briggs James Ali Bashir, Sports Tagged: Shannon Briggs, Shannon Briggs 2014, Shannon Briggs Eddie Hearn, Shannon Briggs Ingram Jones, Shannon Briggs Lets Go Champ, Shannon Briggs News, Shannon Briggs next fight, Shannon Briggs Tyson Fury, Shannon Briggs VS Anthony Joshua, Shannon Briggs Vs Audley Harrison#, Shannon Briggs Vs…
  • How To Conduct a good Interview Tips with Ingram Jones & Harry Manning

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Dublin’s Harry Manning joins BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones to talk about the world of Interviewing and tips on how to get the best interviews Follow Harry On Twitter @Harry__Manning http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Dublin, Education, Griffith College, Interviews, Ireland, Student Life Tagged: Arsenal Football Team, BaylorIC TV, By & Large, COLLEGE, Cool guy, Dublin, Family Guy, Football, FUNNY, Good Interview, Griffith College, Harry Manning, Harry manning BaylorIC TV, Harry Manning Interview, how to, How to conduct an interview, How to Interview, ingram jones,…
  • “The Friday Night Date” A discussion on marriage, relationships, dating and more

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    “The Friday Night Date” Ingram Jones is joined by Atiya The Marriage Strategist from “The Marriage Tree” to discuss the hot topics on Love, Marriage, Relationships and finding the right person to commit to. For more information about The Marriage Tree http://www.themarriagetree.net Please take a moment to support my fundraiser. .https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: Black History, blogs, coaching, couples, feature, love, men, people, relationship=, Talk Show, The Marriage Tree, video, Women Tagged: atiya, Black Community, Black Love, black men, BLACK…
  • Julius Jackson “The Rumours are true.. Gennady Golovkin is an animal!”

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Julius JACKSON ” The rumours are true, Gennady Golovkin is an animal” Unbeaten Super Middleweight Julius Jackson talks to BaylorIC from Gennady Glovokin training camp in Big Bear, California. JJ talks about sparring Gennady Golvokin, meeting George Groves, his close friendship with Billy Joe Saunders and future fights with the best super middleweights in the world Julius Jackson is the son of former two weight world Julian “The Hawk” Jackson. https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: America, Boxing, Caribbean News, Gennady Golovkin, Julius Jackson, Sports,…
  • Grenada National Football Coach opens up on BaylorIC TV

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Exclusive: Grenada National Football Coach speaks about “Hard Rock FC” Former Hard Rock Football Club Head Coach Clarke John speaks exclusively to BaylorIC TV about his shock departure and life as Grenada National Football Coach. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Breaking News, Caribbean News, Clarke John Grenada, Clarke John Hard Rock FC#, Dr Keith Mitchell, Exclusive, Fifa News, grenada, Grenada Caribbean, Grenada Football, Grenada Football Association, Grenada Football Update, Grenada News, Hard Rock FC, Ingram Jones Football, Interviews,…
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    On Monday, GreatFire.org, an Internet monitoring group, charged that China launched “a malicious attack on Apple in an effort to gain access to usernames and passwords and consequently all data stored on iCloud.” The “man-in-the-middle” attack, which deceived users into logging onto a Chinese government-controlled website instead of Apple’s, was directly traceable to China’s central government. “We know that the attack point is the Chinese Internet backbone and that it is nationwide, which would lead us to be 100 percent sure that this is again the work of the Chinese…
  • Indian Economy to Overtake China’s

    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    We are headed to “a world-turned-upside-down moment,” which could come as early as 2016. “That’s when,” Businessweek tells us, “India, always the laggard, may pull ahead of China and become the fastest-growing of Asia’s giants.” Analysts used to ask, “Can India Catch Up with China?” Now, it looks almost inevitable. There’s no mystery for the change in narrative. In a five-week-long election ending in May, 541 million voters went to the polls, and most of them demanded fundamental change. They rejected the ruling Congress Party of the Gandhi family, which had dominated…
  • China’s Economy Slides—and Capital Flees

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In a few days, China’s official National Bureau of Statistics will report the results for both September, the last month of the third calendar quarter, and the quarter as a whole. Analysts generally expect growth of gross domestic product will fall slightly from the second quarter’s 7.5 percent. Bank of China, one of the country’s Big Four state banks, predicts the economy will expand 7.3 percent. In reality, growth is far less than that. Especially indicative is electricity consumption, often viewed as a proxy for the economy as a whole and widely considered to be the most reliable…
  • For Hong Kong, Nothing Is Better Than Something

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    “Beijing is not going to lose,” said Jeff Bader to the Washington Post on Thursday, referring to the ongoing student-led democracy protests in Hong Kong. Because, as he puts it, people in Hong Kong “have very good lives” and “don’t see democratic development as the key to a good life,” Obama’s former top Asia adviser suggests the protesters accept Beijing’s proposed procedures for the 2017 election for chief executive, the city’s top political official. His recommendation is wrong on many counts but especially because people in Hong Kong should not legitimize the upcoming…
  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

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

  • The Twisted Appeal of ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A poll released last week by the Washington Institute suggestss that the Islamic State may be more popular in Europe than in the Middle East. Lee Smith tries to make sense of it. Europe’s got great health care, welfare, and lots of attractive young men and attractive women who, unlike the vast majority of women in the Middle East outside of Israel, are sexually available. So, why given a choice between a comfortable, if somewhat boring, life as a pharmacist in Hamburg, or fighting and dying in the desert, are thousands of Western Muslims opting for the latter? Because, for all the awesome…
  • Turkey Bombs the Kurds

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Turkey finally decided to use military force after watching the Islamic State in Syria advance on the Kurdish city of Kobani—and did so by bombing the Kurds. The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) deserves plenty of blame here. Its fighters reportedly fired on Turkish positions near the Iraqi border. But no one who has paid the slightest attention to what Turkey has been up to for the last several decades has any right to be shocked by Turkish willingness to bomb the Kurds but not the IS. There was never much chance that Turkey would help defeat the IS in Syria or Iraq. Prime Minister Recep…
  • From Havana to Hanoi

    Michael J. Totten
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Vietnam’s communists are a hell of a lot smarter than Cuba’s. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, thunders with economic productivity and bristles with new construction while most of Cuba’s capital Havana resembles a post-apocalyptic ruinscape. While civilized countries have a minimum wage, Cuba has a maximum wage of twenty dollars per month for almost every job in the country. A beer costs an entire week’s salary and a meal out in a restaurants costs a month’s, so drinking and dining establishments are almost strictly for foreigners. In Hanoi, though, you can’t walk a block without…
  • The Walking Dead in an Age of Anxiety

    Michael J. Totten
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    After the release of my zombie novel, Resurrection, City Journal asked if I could explain why so many people worldwide are obsessed with zombies. Here’s the first part of my essay: “Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us,” the German poet and journalist Heinrich Heine wrote in 1842, “and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of Saint John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.” Heine wasn’t thinking of zombies, necessarily, but 170 years later, many of us are.
  • Islamic State: Army of Psychopaths

    Michael J. Totten
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Roughly one percent of human beings are psychopaths. Most aren’t violent, and nearly all are high-functioning. Supposedly they are overrepresented in Congress, on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, and in large urban areas. They’re even more overrepresented in terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda. Every violent psychopath with Muslim parents for thousands of miles in every direction is drawn to these organizations like maggots to meat. It gives them permission to behave monstrously with impunity. I wasn’t a bit surprised to learn recently that two British…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Leave Putin His Scraps

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Would territorial retreats whet Vladimir Putin’s imperialist appetite? I’d be rich if I had a hryvnia for every time I’ve heard that question answered in the affirmative. Accordingly, if one concedes an inch to Putin, he’ll take a mile. And, naturally, that mile will only be the prelude to many more miles. In sum, you can’t concede an inch—or else. Critics of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s “peace plan” for the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its terrorist proxies generally make this argument. Providing the enclave with a special status and effectively…
  • Ukraine Should Abandon the Donbas Enclave

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ukraine has two nonnegotiable priorities in its ongoing war with Russia: survival and reform. Ukraine must survive as a sovereign democratic state in the short term if it is to reform, and it must reform itself in the medium term in order to survive and become a prosperous and secure sovereign democratic state in the long term. Both goals can be best advanced if Ukraine washes its hands of the enclave of the Donbas region that Russia and its proxies now control. Europe’s foremost priority is inextricably connected to Ukraine’s. Europe’s two key pillars—the European Union and the North…
  • Ukraine Must Reform to Save Itself

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Will NATO Save Ukraine from Russia? I’m surprised by how many people, especially in Ukraine, believe the answer is yes. And I’m no less surprised by how many Western analysts and Russian policymakers claim that that’s exactly what NATO hopes to do—and, by implication, will do. Naturally, Russians describe NATO’s presumed intentions as offensive and not defensive. It’s time to wake up and smell the espresso in Brussels. First, NATO has no army. As an institution, as a bureaucracy located in two complexes in and near the capital of Belgium, the alliance does not have troops. It can…
  • Enthusiasm for Separation and Reform Weakens in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Three recent news items deserve our attention.First the good news. According to the Russia-based Sociological Service of the Anti-Corruption Fund the vast majority of residents of Odessa and Kharkiv provinces support Ukrainian statehood and oppose Vladimir Putin’s New Russia (Novorossiya) project. A telephone survey of 1,000 people conducted on September 8th to 17th revealed the following attitudes: 87 percent stated they want “their region to remain a part of Ukraine,” as opposed to 3 percent who opted for membership in Russia and 2 percent who preferred New Russia. 34 percent want…
  • Will Putin's Successor Be Worse?

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

  • Qatar: A Powerhouse in the Making

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Things are looking up in Qatar; not only the skyscrapers rising from its desert sands. Index provider MSCI recently announced it would reclassify Qatar from frontier market to emerging market status.   The most significant potential benefit of this reclassification could be the dose of added confidence it will give investors.   I think Qatar’s future looks very bright for a number of reasons.   For ease of doing business, Qatar is one of the best in the region.   1.  The World Bank’s 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness index ranks it 16th among 189 countries in this…
  • Becoming The Master “Mover And Shaker” You Want To Be

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Build your network before you need it. I crack up at the people who come to me for advice on how to build a “master network” because they need a job now, I tell them it’s useless. People can tell the difference between desperation and an earnest attempt to create a relationship. Bottom Line: Anticipate the worst, keep building the right relationship from the start and then strike when needed. Any other exercise is just an exercise in futility.   Be a real interesting “Renaissance “ man . I am fully aware of the fact that perception drives reality and that we are all, in some…
  • Ziad Abdelnour, President And CEO Of Blackhawk Partners Describes Business as War

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Ziad Abdelnour, President and CEO of Blackhawk partners, a New York private equity firm which has been involved in transactions totalling over $10billion.   Ziad Abdelnour describes business as war and discusses the importance of gathering intelligence to set you apart from the competition. He also stresses the importance of dealing with life’s harsh realities in order to become a killer shark entrepreneur.   Watch: Ziad Abdelnour, President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners Describes Business as War The post Ziad Abdelnour, President And CEO Of Blackhawk Partners Describes…
  • Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ziad Abdelnour describes business as war and discusses the importance of gathering intelligence to set you apart from the competition. He also stresses the importance of dealing with life’s harsh realities in order to become a killer shark entrepreneur.   Watch: The Entre Era Podcast Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War   Thank You, The post Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • America Tear Down The Wall Before It’s Too Late

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I am afraid America makes less sense every day.   Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage when it occurs in a foreign country). Drugged up mentally ill kids with no hope and no future live lives of secluded quiet desperation until they snap. Ignorant, government educated, welfare dependent drones with no self respect or respect for others, assault, kill and rob within their government created urban ghettoes. Sociopaths who…
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  • Uruguay votes for new president

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
  • Brazil votes in presidential run-off

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
  • Ukraine to vote in snap elections

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Ukrainian voters will go to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
  • Tunisia set for historic election

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Tunisia is set to hold its first election under a new constitution passed earlier this year following a 2011 uprising.
  • Queen hit song 'has healing powers'

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is the UK's favourite song to listen to when people feel unwell or down, a poll suggests.
 
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  • Division III Whitewater Is A Juggernaut With Coach Lance Leipold

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    ... The post Division III Whitewater Is A Juggernaut With Coach Lance Leipold appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Chris Petersen has an .885 win percentage as a head coach. That ranks 2nd-best among all NCAA Divisions (Lance Leipold, UW-Whitewater, .938) Randy Moss’ daughter Sydney scored 63 points in a Division III game Selena Gomez Wore Some REALLY Short Shorts
  • Where Are The Super-Rich Vacationing?

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    ... The post Where Are The Super-Rich Vacationing? appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Glacier National Park Island Estate Build For A Bachelor King World’s Most Crowded Islands This Guy Makes A Lot Of Money Tutoring Rich Kids Over Skype
  • Watch The Entire Dark Knight Trilogy In 60 Seconds

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    ... The post Watch The Entire Dark Knight Trilogy In 60 Seconds appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch This Nut Job Drink An Entire Bottle Of Jack Daniels In 13 Seconds There’s Gonna Be A ‘Saved By The Bell’ Movie This Baby Absolutely Loves Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’
  • College Football And Basketball Players Aren’t Paid, But Wait Till You See What They Do Get

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    ... The post College Football And Basketball Players Aren’t Paid, But Wait Till You See What They Do Get appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Oklahoma Football Coach Bob Stoops Thinks College Players Get Paid Enough Nick Saban and Mack Brown are college football’s highest-paid coaches Unlimited Meals For College Athletes
  • Putin Just Went All Cold War With A Speech He Gave

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    ... The post Putin Just Went All Cold War With A Speech He Gave appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ashton Kutcher Actually Gave a Pretty Inspiring Speech Last Night at the Teen Choice Awards Tom Brady Gave a Motivational Speech to the University of Michigan President Obama in speech Tuesday on Obamacare developments: “We are not repealing it as long as I’m president”
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  • Falcao doubtful for Chelsea clash

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The Colombian could miss the crucial match against the table-topping Blues. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Falcao doubtful for Chelsea clash appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Ives Galarcep: Sounders continue dream season with badly-needed Supporters' Shield

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The Seattle Sounders won their first Supporters’ Shield on Sunday, securing a piece of silverware that helps bring a new level of legitimacy to a team ready to start an …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Ives Galarcep: Sounders continue dream season with badly-needed Supporters' Shield appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Monk relieved to end Swansea winless run

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Two goals from Wilfried Bony saw the Swans defeat Leicester City on Saturday, their first victory in six games, and the manager hailed his squad’s attitude of late …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Monk relieved to end Swansea winless run appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Valencia back to winning ways at home as Negredo makes debut

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Los Che recovered from last week’s defeat to Deportivo in style as they marked Peter Lim’s takeover of the club in victorious fashion …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Valencia back to winning ways at home as Negredo makes debut appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Transfer Talk: Manchester United eye €15 million Shawcross

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Louis van Gaal is reportedly looking to bring the Stoke City man back to Old Trafford to bolster his options in defence …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Transfer Talk: Manchester United eye €15 million Shawcross appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Chelsea Vs Shrewsbury Town 28 Oct 2014

    Farhat Naz
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Chelsea Vs Shrewsbury Town Live Stream – Watch Free Online With Video Highlights. Chelsea vs Shrewsbury Town live score and video online stream starts on 28th of October at Greenhous Meadow stadium. We place here links to Chelsea vs Shrewbury Town video highlights for the popular matches as soon as possible as video appears on some of the videos sites like Daily-motion and youtube. There don’t offer TV schedule, if you would like to watch Shrewsbury vs Chelsea match on TV you’ll probably find it on some more popular channels like BBC, AL Jazeera, Gol TV, FOX Soccer, iTV,…
  • Bayern Munich vs Borussia Mönchengladbach Highlights

    Farhat Naz
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    Third Place Gladbach welocom reigning champions and leaders Bayern Munich to the Borussia-Park on 26th of October 2014, Sunday at 16:30. Bet365 are showing Bayern Munich vs M’gladbach live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Most biggest internet browsers are supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and other mobile platforms. Also watch Der FCB’s match against Die Fohlen live online with these Borussia M’gladbach-Bayern Munich live stream links. Watch Borussian Mgladbach vs Bayern Munich Live Stream at Bet365 http://www.bet365.com Borussia Bayern…
  • Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Highlights 25 Oct 2014

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Watch Free Online With Video Highlights – Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Stream . Barcelona vs Real Madrid live score and video online live stream starts on Saturday at 16:00 UTC time at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Real Madrid Club is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. And this club is the world’s richest football club in terms of revenue. The sources for Real Madrid vs Barcelona even will show here form one hour kickoff of the game. Most major web-browsers are possible on PC/Mac, iphone, ipad and other mobile platforms.Also Watch Los Blancos take on Blaugrana live…
  • Congratulation To Coca Edge Capiata To Reached Into Last-Eight

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Finally dispatching the ten-men of Paraguayan side Capiata on penalties on Thursday night when the Boca Junior joined their rivals River Plate in the quarter-finals of the Copa sudamericana. Boca Jonior edged out Capiata  1-0 in the second leg in Paraguay. In the last week boca level the match 1-1 and sending it to penalties where they eventually win 4-3. The efforts of Argentinians to break the hosts down in the first-half, with Jonathan Calleri squandering the only chance of the first-half with dreary headed struggle. The match turned their way after Boca immediately cashed in as Calleri…
  • “Alienation” Troubles Aussie Young Imam

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Youth to pay attention before posting any tweets on the Social network site, because enemies of Islam are using Twitter to spread lies about Islam and Muslims, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said on Saudi television. Those people who speak badly of Islam are without shame, they don’t fear God and have no faith, he also said. He made the remarks as a social media agency, there are more than Three-million active users of Twitter in Saudi Arabia in 2014 and they generate more than 50-million tweets a month. Some Western media outlets use Twitter to monitor…
 
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  • Live Updates: EXO-M’s Luhan Files Lawsuit Against SME to Nullify Contract

    Andrew Peng
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Update 2: SM Stocks Halt Trading After Plummeting Nearly 15% 10 September 2014 at 3:33 p.m. EST: After falling 14.87% in earlier trading, South Korea’s KOSDAQ has suspended all movement of SM Entertainment stock in the midst of EXO-M vocalist Luhan’s decision to file a lawsuit against the company at Seoul’s Central District Court in order to nullify his contract. SME’s […]
  • K-Pop Chaos Erupts As Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Jung is Ousted

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

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

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

    Andrew Peng
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    (We are receiving conflicting information on the conditions of Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung, and will update accordingly.) Ladies’ Code member and group sub-vocalist Go Eun-Bi has passed away after an early morning car accident in South Korea, local police confirmed today. The driver was also killed in the crash, and two other group […]
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  • Ray J Fires Missile – “Tyga Needs To Stop Fucking With Kids”

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    It looks as though Ray J has it in for Tyga. The “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” star. He spoke with TMZ criticizing him about dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner (Tyga is 24), and said that if he wants to get with a Kardashian, “there’s a right way to do it.” “He needs to stop fucking with little kids,” said Ray J. He also said Tyga should get back with Blac Chyna. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. The post Ray J Fires Missile – “Tyga Needs To Stop Fucking With Kids” appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Singer Jack Bruce Has Died, Aged 71

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Getty Images Jack Bruce — the man that sang some of Cream’s biggest hit songs has died at the age of 71. The singer/bass player’s family revealed the news on his website Saturday morning … but didn’t offer up any further details on how he passed. Bruce sang lead vocals on classic Cream songs like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room.” The post Singer Jack Bruce Has Died, Aged 71 appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Boobs Twerker Sara X Receives Death Threats After Her Video Went Viral

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    About 2 weeks ago, we posted a video of young model Sara X who filmed herself twerking her boobs. It was quite amazing, wiggling her boobs, the sychronization was very challenging. Latest report has it that she is receiving death threat for her actions. In an editorial for Jezebel, the Las Vegas-based former “sort of” stripper revealed that she has received a few death threats after her video, which millions of people have viewed in the past week, went viral. Mostly the people who have negative things to say about my character, or my presumed profession, past profession, and life…
  • Woman Sets Boyfriend On Fire For Throwing Her Food Away

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    A 33-year old woman identified as, Melissa Dawn Sellers and charged her with assault for reportedly putting her 42-year old boyfriend on fire because he threw her meat and spaghetti away in the wee hours of Wednesday, October 22, 2014. It was learnt that the attacker had poured nail polish remover on Carlos Ortiz Jr during a serious dispute between the duo emanating from her meat and spaghetti that Oritz poured away. According to reports, Sellers set him on fire with a cigarette lighter which the duo had earlier used to smoke some cigarettes before the argument started. The two drank alcohol…
  • President Obama Hugs U.S. Nurse Who Survived Ebola

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Photo Credit: Getty Images Nina Pham—who treated the late Thomas Eric Duncan for Ebola (America’s patient zero) and contracted the deadly disease—has been declared virus free by the National Institutes of Health. Upon her diagnosis, the 26-year-old nurse was transferred to and treated at the Bethesda, Md., facility, which has a special advanced isolation and extended stay unit. Today (Oct. 24), Pham spoke at a news conference expressing her gratitude for her care and being able to even deliver the address. “Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and my medical…
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  • LATEST ISIS: Heinous horror of human beheadings

    Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one. In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof that a prisoner is still alive in a kidnapping negotiation. James Foley returned to the cell he shared with nearly two dozen other Western hostages and collapsed in tears of joy. The questions his kidnappers had asked were so personal (“Who cried at your brother’s wedding?” “Who was the captain of your high school soccer team?”) that he knew they were finally in touch with his family. It was December 2013, and…
  • ISIS at home: Jihadist axes NYPD cop’s skull

    Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead. In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a bystander, ­authorities said. Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens — a “scholarly” but “weird” ­recent convert to Islam — fractured the back of the cop’s skull with one swing of a blue-handled hatchet at about…
  • ‘Running Under the Sun’ (2015) gripping, pure, paints human side of immigration debate

    Mindy Astoria
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Writer-Director Addison Sandoval is bringing the world another side of the immigration struggle in the United States. “Running Under the Sun” starring Antonella Oliva, Marisa Lopez, and Tomas Jimenez is Sandoval’s latest raw gift to the world of cinema.  The scribe-director digs deep into our country’s current social context for inspiration and uses evocative storytelling to reach audiences on an intellectual as well as visceral level. His latest, filmed under the auspices of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, is…
  • Al Qaeda declares war on China, country says it won’t back down

    Mindy Astoria
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Al-Qaeda central appears to have joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China over its alleged occupation of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This week, al-Sahab media organization, al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released the first issue of its new English-language magazine Resurgence. The magazine has a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific in general, with feature articles on both India and Bangladesh, as well as others on Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, the first issue also contains an article entitled “10 Facts About East Turkistan,” which refers to the name given to…
  • WATCH: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron newly released trailer

    Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Marvel planned to debut the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer during Agents of SHIELD next Tuesday, but apparently that plan didn’t work out. Shortly after a poor quality version of the entire trailer leaked online, Marvel decided to publish an official teaser trailer on YouTube. The two-minute video shows the full team in action and includes a look at the Hulkbuster armor, a super strange version of “I’ve Got No Strings,” and Ultron, as voiced by James Spader in what sounds like a wonderfully creepy performance. The film releases in theaters on May 1st, 2015 in the…
 
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  • Top 10 The Best Countries for Dating in the world

    sophy
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dating is part of human mating process that involves two people meeting for companionship or beyond friendship level with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship. There are various ways to meet potential dates including dating websites, office romance, speed dating, blind dates, social networking and many others. A study has shown that many internet users find their partners online and they end up in marriage. In the 21 century online dating is the life of the party but other countries seems to have perfected in this art. 1. UK UK is…
  • Top 5 Most Sexiest and Beautiful Thai Actresses 2014

    sophy
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Apart from its rich history and culture, and exotic holidaying destinations, Thailand is also home to one of the most beautiful Thai girls in South East Asia that would leave any man desirous and every woman extremely envious. Here are top 5 most sexiest and beautiful Thai actresses 2014. 1. Sonia Couling Her unique and striking features have seen her model for for brands such as L’Orea, Nivea and and Olay. She exemplifies the classical and rare beauty of mixed Thai and English descent through her electrifying eyes and soft and spotless skin. Apart from featuring in a number films she…
  • Top 5 Most Sexiest and Beautiful Chinese Actresses 2014

    sophy
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Some of the most beautiful Asian women in the industry happen to also be some of the most talented and sometimes even the most underrated actresses out there. You will be surprised on how stunning and diverse the beauty of Chinese women can be, where even the most beautiful Chinesenmodels can’t even compare to their gorgeousness. 5 Liu Yifei The triple threat Actress, Model, and Singer has been in the industry for quite sometime and is one of the most celebrated female celebrities in China. One of her most popular Hollywood movies was the Forbidden Kingdom which was starred alongside…
  • Top 10 Free Conference Call App Make Your Business Overseas Easy

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

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

    Damia Abdullah
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
      KUALA LUMPUR: The Muslim world needs to develop a revolutionary method in Islamic finance to allow entrepreneurs and financiers to leverage each other to contribute to the nation’s economic growth sustainability, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. The prime minister said Islamic countries had made remarkable progress and became a significant group in the [...] The post Muslim world needs to develop revolutionary method in Islamic finance appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Iran says lower oil prices a new tactic to undermine its economy

    Damia Abdullah
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Oct 21 (Reuters) – Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy. With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President Hassan Rouhani’s administration has been scrambling for alternative sources of income [...] The post Iran says lower oil prices a new tactic to undermine its economy appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • WIEF to generate greater awareness of Islamic economy

    Damia Abdullah
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Last year’s World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London was a significant milestone. It was the first time the event was held outside the Muslim world. Nine years of WIEF has reaffirmed the belief that the Muslim and the non-Muslim worlds can build bridges through business, putting aside their political, religious and ideological differences. The [...] The post WIEF to generate greater awareness of Islamic economy appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Chiba to be gateway for Malaysian Halal products into Japan

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    CHIBA (Japan), Oct 21 (Bernama) – Malaysia and Japan will work closely in respect of the development of halal products. In this regard, the city of Chiba will become the gateway for the entry of Malaysian halal products into the country. Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said his Japanese [...] The post Chiba to be gateway for Malaysian Halal products into Japan appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Taiwan’s Halal System

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
      Bogor, 27 Dzulhijjah 1435/21 October 2014 (MINA) – Abdullah Shan Yao-Wu, director of Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association (THIDA) stated that he have opportunity to learn halal assurance system arranged and determined by Institute for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM MUI). “We will learn and apply the system in Taiwan”, said Shan [...] The post Taiwan’s Halal System appeared first on Amilin Post.
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  • Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV

    WebSolutions
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV   ‘…During an interview on Wednesday, former boxer Mike Tyson got very angry (not ear-biting angry, but still) at a comment made by Canadian network CP24’s anchor Nathan Downer…’[MASHABLE]   **if there’s A STORY you want your fellow newshounds to see send us the link here … Continue reading » The post Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Teenager Arrested In Killing Of 16 Year…
  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

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

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

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

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

    Sylvia
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    D’banj and Don Jazzy are reportedly working together on D’banj’s upcoming 10th anniversary album, alongside his former Mo’Hits colleagues. During a telephone interview with Beat FM presenters, Olisa Adibua and Maria Okan, D’banj said: “Ten years ago, October 4, 2004 to be precise, I got on stage to perform for the first time and now […]
  • Iran executed a woman by hanging for killing her rapist, R.I.P Reyhaneh Jabbari

    Princeton
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Iran has executed by hanging a woman who murdered a man that she alleged to have tried to sexually abuse her, in spite of international campaign to spare the life. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, had been on death row since 2007 for stabbing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, 47, a surgeon and formal intelligence official. Jabbari plea of […]
  • A U.S. Doctor, Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola in NYC

    Eva
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    A Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s physician in New York City, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola virus, Bellevue Hospital confirmed. Dr. Spencer returned to the United States on the 17th of October from Guinea, where he was treating Ebola patients as part of Doctors Without Borders team, but […]
  • Finally, Jonathan shows interest to contest for 2015 presidential election

    Sylvia
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    According to Daily Times Nigeria, an anonymous source said that President Goodluck Jonathan has made-up his mind and told the Presidential Declaration Committee that he will be picking his nomination form for 2015 presidential election, as soon he returns from Israel. Nigerian President reportedly stated his decision to other Nigerian leaders at a private meeting […]
  • Mexican drug cartels killed journalist, posts her lifeless body on her Twitter account

    Coteam
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    A Mexican social media journalist Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, who used her Twitter account to expose organized crimes, has been violently killed by local drug cartels, according to Breitbart Texas. María was said to have been kidnapped at the border town of Reynosa Yesterday afternoon. The journalist’s abductors who probably had gained access […]
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  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    FPJ Bureau
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Vancouver (Canada) : The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada’s Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said, reports AP. Aasim Rashid, spokesman for the British Columbia Muslim Association, said that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau visited the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque for three to four months toward the end of 2011, and possibly early 2012, before he was told not to come back. Rashid said…
  • Iran hangs woman for killing in self-defence

    FPJ Bureau
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    In the process, Tehran defies world pressure to spare her life even though she acted to save herself Tehran : Iran executed on Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life, reports AFP.  Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying. A message posted on the homepage of a Facebook campaign that was set up to try to save her, but which now states “Rest in Peace,” confirmed the report.
  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    FPJ Bureau
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Suruc (Turkey) : Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group, reports AP.  The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided to join the fight in her hometown when she saw IS advances in Syria. “I lost many friends to this, and I decided there was a need to join up,” said Kobani, who declined to reveal her birth name. “This is our land our own and if we don’t do it, who…
  • Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be curious

    FPJ Bureau
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    New York : The famous theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking is now on Facebook, asking fans to be “curious”. In his first Facebook post, Hawking said: “I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit.” “Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I am eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be,” he added. Hawking’s page has garnered over 900,000 likes so far. The number is likely to grow…
  • Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

    FPJ Bureau
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Washington  : A Google executive has set a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere — some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 metres high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a “senior vice president of knowledge” at Google, was conducted as part of the Stratospheric Explorer project to allow manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet.
 
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  • Top 10 Most Striking Statues

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    A statue can be defined as a a carved or cast figure of a person or animal. Here are ten of the most striking, bizarre statues that have been erected around the world. These statues are so out of this world that you will scratch your head thinking “what was the purpose”. Tell us what you think about our selection by commenting in our forum section of this page.   10. Child Eater Made By: Hans Gieng Location: Bern, Switzerland Nobody knows why this creepy-looking statute was commissioned back in 1546. There are a couple of theories about its origins. The first is that the…
  • Top 10 Scenic Roads To Mark Down On Your Bucket List

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Some streets in the world are downright terrifying while the rest are scenic and simply amazing to look at and drive through. If you ever get the chance, take a drive on one of these top 10 scenic roads and mark them down on your bucket list.   10. Gravity Hills Gravity hills can be seen in many parts of the world. Those who have been on such streets will know that if you park your vehicle at its foot, an illusion will be created and you believe that the car or bike is actually going up the hill! One of my favorite routes is the the “Magnet Hill”, which is located on the…
  • Top 10 Best NHL Players Today

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here are the ten best NHL hockey players on the ice today. There were a lot to choose from; however, this list relied mostly on the players who had the most potential and who will lead their team well in the 2014-15 season.   10. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild He is NHL’s best defenseman and is blessed with an all-around game and tremendous fitness. It’s not a shock that he once led the NHL in time-on-ice at nearly 30 minutes a game. On January 1, 2010, Suter was selected for the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was one of the team’s alternate captains. Unfortunately,…
  • Top 10 Solo Artists with Most Facebook Likes

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Wondering who is leading the charts on Facebook with the most Facebook likes? MixTopTen.com has the scoop and this article examines the ten solo artists with the most Facebook likes. Interestingly enough, two of them are dead. One of them has been dead way before Facebook was ever invented.   10. Bob Marley This Reggae star arrives at no. 10 with 56,065,466 likes on Facebook. The singer achieved international fame and acclaim after his death in 1981 from cancer. Since his death, Marley has become a global symbol and is ranked amongst the most popular and misunderstood figures in modern…
  • Top 10 Historically Valuable Walls

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    I am sure you have heard about The Western Wall that is located in Israel. But what are the other walls have you studied or learned about? I was not familiar with many walls until I compiled this top ten list of the most historical valuable walls in the world.   10. Berlin Wall, Germany Top Ten Famous Walls This wall was built way after most of the walls on this top ten list, but is just as much famous. Construction began in 1961, when The Cold War was at its peak. It was built in the middle of Berlin by East Germany in order to stop East Berliners from seeking refugee in the western…
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    Belize News and Opinion on www.patrickjonesbelize.com

  • Belize observes Dental Health Week

    Patrick Jones
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Dental Health Fair Saturday, October 25, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Dental Health Week was held this week under the theme, “Belize Big Up Your Smile, It Reflects Your Style.” Activities were held countrywide to emphasize the importance of dental health, including free teeth cleaning for teachers. On Friday in Belize City the community were invited to a dental health fair featuring participation from the Dental Health Department and other organizations who have an interest in maintaining healthy teeth, and there was even a special appearance from Belize’s own Tooth Fairy.
  • Weather Bureau keeping an eye on remnants of TD 9

    Patrick Jones
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Weather update Saturday, October 25, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The National Meteorological Service predicts a cool and wet weekend, as on the heels of Tropical Depression Nine which crossed Belize Thursday night from the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a cold front which is scheduled to arrive this weekend. According to Chief Meteorologist Dennis Gonguez, at this time of the year storms behave erratically as the guiding currents are not in place, which explains the unusual west-to-east track TD 9 took. But while T.D. 9 has been reduced to a disorganized area of thunderstorms and showers, it…
  • Fire guts building on Lover’s Lane in Punta Gorda

    Patrick Jones
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Punta Gorda fire Saturday, October 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: An overnight fire in Punta Gorda town has gutted one building. Details are still being confirmed, but a freelance journalist who captured a part of the incident on video and still photography reports that the blaze erupted at a house on Lover’s Lane in the Water Supply area of the municipality sometime before midnight on Friday night. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. Of note is that this is the second fire incident this month in Punta Gorda town. We will have more on this latest fire incident as the…
  • Tributes for Paul Nabor

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Paul Nabor Friday, October 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Tributes continue to come in for Belizean cultural icon Paul Nabor who died on Wednesday evening in Punta Gorda town. The National Garifuna Council, in a statement, said it joined the rest of Belize in noting “the transition of Mr. Paul Nabor.” The NGC statement credits Nabor with representing “the Garifuna People across the globe and used his positive messages through music to empower nations.” It notes that Belize “has lost a Parandero, spiritual leader, and committed healer.” The Christian Workers Union in a…
  • PG Mayor says Town Hall Roof renovation was shoddy

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    PG Town Hall Friday, October 24, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The Mayor of Punta Gorda town, Anthony Fuentes, says that part of the recently renovated roof at the Town Council office is already falling apart. The renovation work, according to Mayor Fuentes, was carried out with funding from the Social Investment Fund to the tune of just under a half a million dollars. Anthony Fuentes (Mayor of PG) Now, faced with the dilapidated roof, Mayor Fuentes is calling on the Social Investment Fund to ensure that the quality of the infrastructure work it contracts out gives value for money invested.
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    Papa Of The Year

  • Latino Swing Voters To Obama: “NUNCA MAS”?

    Stewart Lawrence
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    By Stewart Lawrence. Article adapted from his forthcoming book: MAÑANA: Barack Obama and the Politics of Ethnic Co-Optation. Are Latinos planning to vote in the midterm elections two weeks from now? Belatedly, and ever more desperately, top administration officials from the President down are urging Latinos to show up, even after Obama went back on his word last month and “postponed” a planned executive order to legalize untold millions of undocumented immigrants, most of them Latino. Of course, it’s not the first time Obama has reneged on a solemn promise of support to…
  • Separated at Birth? Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Channels the Ghost of Joe McCarthy

    Stewart Lawrence
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Stewart J. Lawrence The two men bear an uncanny physical resemblance:  Ted Cruz, the grandstanding junior Republican senator from Texas, who has emerged as one of President Obama’s most vitriolic policy critics, and the late Wisconsin Republican Senator Joe McCarthy, who garnered the national spotlight in the 1950s by charging that “communists” had infiltrated the American government. And it’s not just their looks. Cruz has a way of interrogating witnesses that’s filled with snide insinuations and calculated innuendo. It’s the same heavy-handed tactic…
  • Which Cast Member Of “The Walking Dead” Will Die Next?

    Stewart Lawrence
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    By Stewart J. Lawrence The handicapping hasn’t started yet, but avid watchers of the hit cable TV series, “The Walking Dead,” are bracing themselves for another painful death of a beloved cast member. Miraculously, two episodes into the fifth season, the core of the survivor group remains intact.  In the season premiere, they barely escaped the clutches of a bizarre cult intent on dismembering and barbecuing them for food. Now they’re back wandering the woods of rural Georgia and once again encountering hordes of carnivorous zombies, while dodging new bands of…
  • Gallery: Happy Birthday Vladimir Putin

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    October 7th is Vladimir Putin’s birthday!!! Enjoy the photo gallery exhibiting Vladimir Putin’s wonderful character.       The post Gallery: Happy Birthday Vladimir Putin appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
  • Yoga Booty: Have Stretch Pants Become Too Hot for High School?

    Stewart Lawrence
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Stewart J. Lawrence It’s every Mom and Dad’s worst nightmare: Their teenage daughter shows up at the breakfast table wearing something “inappropriate” for school — and refuses to change. Typically it’s a skirt that’s just a little too short — or maybe way too short, especially since “Her Highness” insists on wearing her favorite red thongs underneath them, as well. Or maybe it’s a blouse with a plunging neckline or one that’s so sheer, it exposes her obviously bra-less midriff. These days, though, with gender hysteria at an all-time high,…
 
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    TruthAlerts.com

  • Canadian Shooter Media Hoax: FOX News says ‘It’s Terrorism, It’s ISIS’

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Uncanny timing in Ottawa. Just as the book on Ebola is closed, suddenly, a new chapter on ISIS is open. Have intelligence agencies finally dragged Canada into their ‘War on Terror’?
  • Putin Unloads On ‘New World Order’! New Rules Or No Rules?

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Vladimir Putin does a rare livestream event with Russia Today and unloads upon the ‘New World Order’. With the leader of a major power unleashing upon what was once called a ‘conspiracy theory’, will Americans sit up and take notice or continue in their slumber? Fortunately, there are many who are paying attention and Putin promises to speak bluntly and to speak truthfully here within: We need some harsh and blunt conversation, we are told, as the world is rapidly changing, everyone can see it, and it’s becoming much more dangerous for us all Putin warns.
  • Population Reduction through Vaccine Poisons

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Attitudes toward medical ailments and treatment vary widely, usually based upon the degree of trust in the type of health care practice that a patient believes to be the best healing method. The AMA is an advocacy association that promotes the validity of medical therapy heavily based upon manufactured designer drugs.
  • Solar Storm 14 Times Larger Than Earth Could Unleash A Society-Crippling Electromagnetic Pulse

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Did you know that a storm 14 times larger than the Earth is happening on the sun right now? Earlier this week, it unleashed a flare which was a million times more powerful than all of the nuclear weapons in existence combined. Fortunately, that flare was not directed at us. But now the area of the sun where this solar storm is located is rotating toward Earth.
  • Human Tests of Ebola Vaccine to Start in Two Weeks: WHO

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Vaccines that may be effective against the deadly Ebola virus may be tested on human patients in the next two weeks, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation Marie Paule Kieny said Tuesday.
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  • Do Not Need Mobile SIM Card Anymore

    Mostofa Zaman
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Apple now has developed a SIM card, which can be switched using the simultaneous operators. This is no longer the need to fill a certain operators SIM card. The formal occasion of iPad Air II, rich iMac iPad Mini 3 and Retina Display 5 K, The Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been announced Last Thursday in California. He said, the iPad WiFi + Cellular enabled Air II’s version of this “soft SIM ‘will have to be installed. It is now the UK EE, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US operator AT & T and can be switched. Prior to Apple, as well as the operator of the special SIM…
  • Did you take your sip? Today is the International Coffee Day

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today is a good day for coffee. Every year this 29th September is celebrated as the International Coffee Day in the honor of coffee. Many nations around the world take part in the celebration and enjoy one of the most recognized and appreciated globally drinks. The first official celebration of the International Coffee Day was promoted in 1983 by the Association of Coffee in Japan, and in the 2005 United States began to celebrated and publicized this occasion which brought out the result of worldwide celebration. The day will celebrate the differences existing drinking coffee on the market…
  • Hero4, the new economic GoPro camera

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    GoPro has released its new camera with three models, one of them is the entry-level Hero and other two in the series of Hero4 designed for those who desire to capture and recording of high sped actions in extreme sports. The Hero is the most economical camera, but retains great features. It records 1080p video at 30 frames per second and 7209-60 video of frames per second. Can be submerged up to 40 feet deep. This camera can take pictures of 5MP and will sell for $ 129. “HERO captures the same footage immersion GoPro made one of the best-selling cameras in the world. Among the most…
  • George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin married in Venice

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    So, after a long swim in the waters of courtship fiance the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood, George Clooney finally got engaged with an Eastern origin Englishwoman Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer. The marriage took place on last Saturday, September 27, as part of a private ceremony in the magical Italian city of Venice. Clooney came to the place of the wedding – the hotel “Aman” overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice – in a motor boat. The present Venetians unanimously welcomed the entities of Clooney. They chanted “George, auguri!”, Expressing…
  • Nationalists in Kharkov knocked down the statue of Lenin

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    In Kharkov, a bunch of nationalists knocked down the monument to the founding father of the Soviet Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin. On this Sunday evening, September 28, more than three thousand nationalist protesters who took part in the rally named “Kharkiv is Ukraine”, had gathered at the city’s center – Liberty Square to demolish the statue of Lenin even after the presence of police. According to RT News, a few people with the flag of the volunteer battalion “Azov” and the Ukrainian flag on the ladder, went up the monument and using a grinder began to saw…
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  • 2,800 people are either hostages or missing

    Olga Whiting
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    According to the Ukrainian Security Services, there are 2,800 people in the list of hostages or missing. Reported the commissioner of the President on the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine, Irina Heraschenko. She noted that fulfilment of the second point of the Minsk agreement to free all hostage has been «frozen»....
  • Regular Russian army entered Donetsk

    Olga Whiting
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Regular Russian army has been noticed in Donetsk again. The leader of the group «Informational Resistance» Dmitri Timchuk wrote about it on his Facebook page, reports UNN. According to him, earlier Russian troops had left the city. «In particular, at the moment Special Forces of the GRU of the Russian Armed Forces from Omsk (Russia) and the...
  • «Cyborgs» from the Donetsk airport sent a killed tank crewman on his final journey

    Olga Whiting
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Photographs, where defenders of the Donetsk airport under fire try to sent away remains of a tank crewman to be buried with military honours, were published on the Internet. The pictures were published by journalist Serhiy Loiko on his Facebook page. Being under fire, comrades found a suitable box-coffin and put the remains of a tank...
  • Defender of the Donetsk airport: Russian tanks burn well

    Olga Whiting
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A fighter of the 79th separate airmobile brigade Viacheslav Zaitsev published video taken during defence of the Donetsk airport. On these video Ukrainian soldiers fight back terrorists. «Set Russian tanks on fire, as you can see, they burn nicely,» — comments the author of the video. Now Zaitsev has return to Zaporizhiya where he is...
  • Selezniov: Militants stormed the Donetsk airport three times. All attacks were successfully repelled

    Olga Whiting
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Militants tried to storm the Donetsk airport three times, all attacks were repelled. Reports the spokesman of the ATO Vladislav Selezniov on air on Chanel 112 Ukraine. «There was no shelling of our positions in the Donetsk region, including Mariupol, last night. Earlier the militants three times stormed the positions of the Ukrainian military, who...
 
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