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  • Lakhvi’s Luxury Jail Life: Internet, Mobiles, TV, Visitors…

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    FPJ Bureau
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    The Let Commander Has Several Rooms At His Disposal Right Next To The Jailer’s Office Islamabad : LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, is living in relative luxury inside jail with access to internet, mobile phones and visitors despite Pakistan’s protestations that it is cracking down on militants, reports PTI. One of Pakistan’s most notorious prisoners, 55-year-old Lakhvi is living in relative luxury in Rawalpindi’s sprawling high-security Adiala Jail, the BBC Urdu reported.               Lakhvi and six…
  • How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

    PCWorld
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    A pair of vulnerabilities found in hardware and software for playing Blu-ray discs might come in handy for secret snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency.Stephen Tomkinson of NCC Group, a U.K.-based security consultancy, engineered a Blu-ray disc which detects the type of player the disc is running on and then picks one of two exploits to land malware on a computer. He presented the research at the Securi-Tay conference at Abertay University in Scotland on Friday.One of the problems is in PowerDVD, an application made by Taiwanese company CyberLink for playing DVDs on Windows…
  • Beheading threat; Aussie Senator Lambie ordered to convert to Islam or else

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    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Possibly not the same style of converting unbelievers that Saint Francis Xavier used, fanatical Islamic jihadists in Australia have reportedly threatened a parliamentarian with decapitation unless she converts to Islam and then champion's...
  • Louisiana: no justice for vet persecuted by police

    Spero News
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    28 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Police and prosecutors allegedly orchestrated a series of lies and false statements to implicate a disabled veteran of witness intimidation and battery that would have put him in prison for 80 years.
  • Man dead after struggle with L.A. police

    USATODAY - News Top Stories
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Officers were responding to a robbery report on Los Angeles' Skid Row        
 
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  • N Korea opens fire as drills start

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
  • Arrests after HK shopping protest

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
  • US police shoot homeless man dead

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
  • Brandis censured over Triggs row

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.
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  • Thousands rally for slain Putin critic

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    This was supposed to be a rally led by Boris Nemtsov, had he lived two more days to see it.
  • Volcano grows Japanese island

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Iraq P.M.: ISIS will not destroy our history

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he wants to send a clear message: The artwork that epitomizes Iraq's culture and history will not be wiped away by anyone or anything, including ISIS.
  • Missing UK teens seen on video in Turkey

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Three teen British girls suspected of traveling to Syria to join ISIS were spotted on surveillance video in Turkey. It's the first sighting of the girls since they left London almost two weeks ago.
  • 6 questions about Netanyahu's visit

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described his polarizing trip to Washington as "crucial" as storm raged over his planned speech to Congress.
 
 
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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ recap: The season finale

    Joe Heim
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Fix yourself a pot of tea or, better yet, pour yourself a stiff drink. This is the recap of “Downton Abbey’s” season finale and we’re going to be here a while.But, as a service to our young readers, let’s start with a near tweet-able summary: Mary sings beautifully. Tom said goodbye. (We’ll believe it when we see it.) Robert is seriously ill. Or not. Edith smiled. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, awwww. We still don’t know who killed Green. (I can’t even remember Green.) Denker and Spratt formed a law firm. Lord Sinderby has a secret. Violet stiff-armed Prince Putin. Lord…
  • For Hillary and Bibi, a long and sometimes fraught relationship

    Anne Gearan
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:18 pm
    JERUSALEM — The phone call between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lasted 45 minutes. For 43 of them, she talked and he listened.The U.S. secretary of state lectured the Israeli leader, accusing him of trying to do an end run around American opposition to settlement-building and embarrassing Vice President Biden during a visit to Israel, according to interviews with people present during the 2010 call or who were briefed on it afterward. She read from a script for part of the lecture, so as not to miss any key points.Read full article >>
  • Iran allows lawyer for Post reporter, but not his choice

    Lydia DePillis
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    A Washington Post reporter imprisoned in Iran has been granted access to an attorney — but not the one of his choosing.Jason Rezaian, who has been the paper’s Tehran correspondent since 2012 and holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, has spent 222 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Family members say that their preferred attorney was blocked by the country’s Revolutionary Court, which last week had given them a deadline of March 2 to present one that was “acceptable.”Read full article >>
  • A $75 million question confronts Republican candidates for 2016

    Chris Cillizza
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Call it the $75 million question.It’s the most important question every Republican who wants to run for president needs to answer — and the one that will divide the massive field between those who can win and the rest.Read full article >>
  • Weather Gang: Icy travel conditions overnight with temps slow to warm (SchoolCast)

    Dan Stillman, Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    A winter storm warning is in effect. Sleet and snow have turned to freezing rain in most areas.
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  • Reunions and Ransoms in Burma: Digital Connections Among the Rohingya (20 photos)

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    The Rohingya have suffered years of persecution in Burma. Rohingya Muslims are denied full citizenship, their movements restricted, their prospects grim. In a makeshift internet hut in a crowded internal displacement camp set up for the Rohingya in western Burma, Reuters photographer Minzayar captured a series of intimate and heartbreaking portraits of families, their faces lit by laptop screens as they contact loved ones and relatives who have left the country for Thailand and Malaysia, escaping the violence that led to 200 deaths and left over 140,000 homeless in 2012. The video chats are…
  • Photos of the Week: 2/21-2/27 (35 photos)

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    This week we have a fireball above Calgary, wintry weather from Saudi Arabia to New York City, Iranian speedboats destroying a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, a Japanese polar bear caretaker robot, Chadian soldiers taking the fight to Boko Haram insurgents, a view of the Moon alongside Venus and Mars, and much more. A Shaolin monk poses for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
  • A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport (35 photos)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern transportation hub to piles of scorched rubble in less than a year of warfare. As recently as last May, the airport was still operating and in good condition, though international flights had slowed due to the growing unrest. On May 26, Russian-backed separatist forces of the Donetsk People's Republic seized the airport, losing it to Ukrainian government forces after a brief fight. For months after, battles raged as both sides struggled to hold or retake the facilities, their bombs…
  • The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (20 photos)

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, gathered below. Overall winners are scheduled to be announced on April 23. All captions below come from the photographers. Reinefjorden. Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames. (Copyright Wojciech Kruczynski, Poland, Shortlist, Panoramic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards)
  • Investigating the Mysteries of Antarctica (16 photos)

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Every year, thousands of scientists come to Antarctica for research. For a dozen days in January, in the middle of the chilly Antarctic summer, the Associated Press, including photographer Natacha Pisarenko, followed scientists from different fields searching for alien-like creatures, hints of pollution trapped in pristine ancient ice, leftovers from the Big Bang, biological quirks that potentially could lead to better medical treatments, and perhaps most of all, signs of unstoppable melting. In this January 25, 2015 photo, Chile's Navy ship Aquiles moves alongside the Hurd Peninsula,…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Coke + milk = one strange chemical reaction [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    No one would ever think to do this, because it's kind of disgusting, but when you mix milk and coke, something very strange happens. The milk actually clarifies the coke. Observe. The post Coke + milk = one strange chemical reaction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The process of hair donation from beginning to end [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Hair donating benefits those undergoing chemotherapy, or people who, for whatever reason, cannot grow their own hair. Wigs for Kids is an organization the specifically donates wigs, which are usually very expensive, to kids. Here's how the process works, from beginning to end. The post The process of hair donation from beginning to end [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here's something you don't see everyday. A man wearing a Faraday suit and playing Leonard Skynyrd using electricity and his own body. The post “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • One-legged break dancer will blow your mind [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This video is a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. This man has one leg, yet he's arguably the best breakdancer many of us have ever seen. The "crutches" he uses hardly deserve that title, since he uses them as props. Enjoy! The post One-legged break dancer will blow your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What’s the deal with Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Renaissance. But what does this man standing inside of a circle and a square actually mean? This video explains the ancient math problem that the Vitruvian man solves. The post What’s the deal with Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • HSBC’s accused of tax evasion and money laundering

    Debbie Bilder
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guest: Gerard Ryle A recently released report sheds new light on HSBC’s alleged role in tax evasion and money laundering. The report by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists details how HSBC’s Swiss division from 1998-2007 helped wealthy customers hide billions in assets from tax authorities. These customers included politicians, arms dealers, actors, rock stars, and drug traffickers. A few weeks ago, Swiss authorities also raided bank offices looking for evidence of “aggravated money laundering.” HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world, is under…
  • Movies we watch again and again

    Debbie Bilder
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guests: Dana Stevens, Matthew Zoller Seitz, Cristel Russell Has this happened to you: You’re channel surfing and stumble upon a movie you’ve seen dozens of times and two hours later you realize you’ve watched it all over again. Why do we rewatch movies when we know what’s going to happen? And what makes a movie worthy of multiple viewings? This hour, we’ll celebrate the films we love to revisit with DANA STEVENS, film critic for Slate and MATTHEW ZOLLER SEITZ, Editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com. And hear from a CRISTEL RUSSELL, marketing professor at American University, about…
  • Making medical and health care prices more transparent

    Susan Greenbaum
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Betty Long and Jeanne Pinder Your back hurts, your health care provider says you need an MRI, and you schedule an appointment without any thought to what the test might cost. But with an increase in high-deductible and/or high co-pay health insurance plans, the price of medical procedures does matter to your pocketbook. You may even find it makes sense to shop around for quality care at the lowest dollar amount. The problem is, few hospitals and providers make public what they charge for a procedure or diagnostic test. There is a growing movement around the country for all that to…
  • Radio Times in Review: Neurologist Oliver Sacks, Swimmer Lynne Cox, Musician Kevin Eubanks

    jehrens
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Oliver Sacks,  Lynne Cox, Kevin Eubanks Coming up on today’s show, we revisit Marty’s conversation with author and neurologist OLIVER SACKS, who recently published a moving op-ed in the New York Times about how he plans to live the remaining months of his life, after finding out that his cancer has become terminal. Then, if you think you’re cold these days, take a listen to Marty’s conversation with open-water swimmer LYNNE COX, who specializes in traversing the waters in the world’s coldest climates, including Antarctica and Greenland. Then, we’ll hear Marty’s…
  • Ballot Talks: Discussing the Republican Party in Philadelphia

    jehrens
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Joe DeFelice, Seth Kaufer, Dave Kralle In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we take a look at the state of the Republican Party in Philadelphia. With many unsatisfied with the Democratic dominance in the city, how can the local GOP position itself as a viable alternative? We’ll look at the Republican candidates for mayor and other city races, hear their solutions to the city’s biggest problems, and discuss their plans to invigorate the electorate and boost their numbers. We’re joined by JOE DeFELICE, ward leader and executive director of the Philadelphia Republican City…
 
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    The Conversation

  • We are all suspects now thanks to Australia's data retention plans

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The metadata report disregards a range of reports demonstrating that retention is ineffective. Flickr/r2hox, CC BY-SAAustralia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) last week endorsed the data retention bill, which means we’re all suspects now. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 provides for mandatory retention by internet service providers (ISPs), phone companies and other entities of telecommunications metadata -– data that in aggregate provides a picture of our lives. The data will be accessible by a…
  • Labour market weakens, but RBA Shadow Board recommends against further rate cut

    Timo Henckel, Lecturer, Research School of Economics, ANU, and Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australian National University
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Australia's labour market is weakening, but the Shadow Board recommends no change to the cash rate. Flickr/Thami César, CC BYThe CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should set. Timo Henckel is the non-voting chair of the board. Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised many by lowering the cash rate from 2.5% to 2.25%, pointing to a likely fall in economic growth over the next 12 months – around 2.25%, well below trend…
  • Brandis censured by Senate over Triggs attacks

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Attorney-General George Brandis has reiterated his lack of confidence in Gillian Triggs. AAP/Lukas CochThe Senate has censured Attorney-General George Brandis, saying he is “unfit to hold the office”, over his behaviour in relation to Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs. The motion, moved by the opposition and carried 35-32, condemned Brandis for failing to defend Triggs from “malicious attacks” and seeking to get her to resign by “facilitating an offer of an alternative role”. Apart from the opposition and the Greens, Clive Palmer’s two PUP senators voted for the…
  • Health Check: how to exercise safely in the heat

    Daniel Green, Winthrop Professor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    If you're not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise. lzf/ShutterstockExercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing. Human core body temperature typically remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, with small fluctuations across the day. Larger changes above 40°C can be dangerous. Fortunately, humans are relatively well-adapted to dealing with the heat. One theory is that humans evolved a survival advantage as…
  • Explainer: what is Hizb ut-Tahrir?

    Ali Mamouri, PhD Candidate at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Hizb ut-Tahrir, represented by spokesman Uthman Badar, has courted controversy and been criticised by Tony Abbott in recent times. AAP/Dean LewinsMost Australians, including those of Middle Eastern background, had not heard of Hizb ut-Tahrir before the Islamic group was highlighted in the media and by Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently. Abbott said in a national security statement last week that: Organisations and individuals blatantly spreading discord and division – such as Hizb ut-Tahrir – should not do so with impunity. But is Hizb ut-Tahrir really an extremist group? Does it have…
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    Big Picture

  • A family welcomes a baby boy, birthed at home

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Home births aren’t for everyone. But for Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported at a time when she, and many women, feel at their most vulnerable. The birth plan gave Ashley and her husband, Mike, an array of delivery options, but, as always when it comes to birth, circumstances were unpredictable. The night Ashley went into labor, their toddler, Marin, came down with a fever. And Ashley’s dreams of a water birth — in a giant portable tub — dried up when the new addition to the family, Isaac Douglas Bennett, arrived…
  • Roll out the barrels

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Saudi Arabia’s oil exports have risen in February in response to stronger demand from customers. As OPEC’s top producer battles for market share Reuters photographers around the globe have been photographing oil barrels to document how they are utilized once the fuel has been used. -- By ReutersMen stack oil barrels at a depot in Santo Domingo, Feb. 6, 2015. A group of resident Haitians sell the metal barrels for $9 each to be used as garbage bins, or made into grills or to store water. (Ricardo Rojas/Reuters)
  • Chinese New Year 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The Chinese Lunar New Year began Feb. 19 ushering in the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac. The new year also marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, which continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day. -- By Lloyd YoungChinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends…
  • Wintry woes for the MBTA

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. She also said that the commuter rail system is “still having challenges,” operating at a little over 60 percent. Scott said the MBTA woes this winter had sounded several “wakeup calls,” and that the system needs more investment. A look back at our recent public transit woes, due to an unusually harsh winter. --…
  • Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Pre-Lenten celebrations around the globe, including Carnival and Mardi Gras, wrapped up earlier this week before the marking of Ash Wednesday. Historians say the tradition dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of their pagan festival, “Lupercalia,” as a period of celebration before the penance during the 40 days of Lent. -- By Lloyd YoungThe Queen of Panama City carnival Onissis Samaniego participates during a parade of the Panama City carnival in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 16. (Alejandro Bolivar/EPA)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 9

    Seth Stevenson
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to our Spoiler Special podcasts—including our newly launched series about Season 5 of PBS’s Downton Abbey! This Spoiler podcast will be available for Slate Plus members the moment each Downton episode ends at 10 p.m. EST on Sunday.
  • This Essay Was Due 25 Years Ago

    Elliott Holt
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    This essay was due 25 years ago. The teacher who assigned it could be dead. I was in 10th grade when I was assigned a 10-page term paper on Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles for English class. I read the novel twice. I read secondary sources (Irving Howe, probably, as well as Virginia Woolf, Raymond Williams, and Gillian Beer). I filled index cards with observations and quotes from the text. But every time I sat down to write, I panicked. The essay in my head was brilliant and elegantly argued, but every sentence I typed (on an Apple IIe) failed to live up to that vision.
  • Capital Punishment

    Betsy Woodruff
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The Conservative Political Action Conference—the largest and most influential gathering of conservative activists every year—is typically portrayed as a freak show. This reputation isn’t always unfair. On the main stage in a given year, you might watch a video montage of cable news luminaries saying mean things about the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, or you might see Sarah Palin waving a Big Gulp over her head, or you might hear Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson discuss how long it takes to contract genital herpes. If you wander down Radio Row, where talk radio hosts snag…
  • Air Marshals Behaving Badly

    Terry Parris Jr.
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Here are this week's top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica's ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email to MuckReads@ProPublica.org. Sign up here to get this digest delivered to your inbox weekly. 
  • Every Shot on House of Cards Looks the Same

    Chris Wade
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    To be clear, House of Cards has excellent cinematography. Every shot is composed with precision and austere elegance, all emphasizing the cold, calculating world of Frank Underwood. In this podcast interview, the series cinematographer Igor Martinovik elaborates on how the show uses its visual style to emphasize its story; for instance, the camera never pans and tilts at the same time, helping create a sense of stillness.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Data-Driven Sentencing May Punish the Poor and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    by Terry Parris Jr. "If everybody's getting hooked up, nobody's going to say anything." Federal air marshals may have skipped some "high risk" flights that would not fit into their busy schedule of romantic affairs.  The alleged transgressions aren't the first for this service that expanded from a few dozen prior to 9/11 to a few thousand. "The male-dominated agency long has suffered from  allegations of sexism, cronyism and other  misconduct," writes Reveal. — Reveal via @mtfarnsworth Data-driven sentencing may punish the…
  • Over 1,100 Health Data Breaches, but Few Fines

    ProPublica
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Sisi Wei and Charles Ornstein Since October 2009, health care organizations and their business partners reported 1,142 large-scale data breaches, each affecting at least 500 people, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, seven breaches have resulted in fines.
  • Has Your Medical Privacy Been Compromised? Help ProPublica Investigate

    ProPublica
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Charles Ornstein ProPublica has been examining the ways in which patient privacy is protected or breached. We’ve previously written about how well hospitals have complied with the federal patient privacy law, known as HIPAA, and how a real-life medical series filmed a man’s death without his family’s permission. Since October 2009, health care providers and organizations (including third parties that do business with them) have reported more than 1,140 large health data breaches to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, affecting…
  • Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

    ProPublica
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government’s health watchdogs have delivered a stern message: They are cracking down on insurers, hospitals and doctors offices that don’t adequately protect the security and privacy of medical records. “We’ve now moved into an area of more assertive enforcement,” Leon Rodriguez, then-director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, warned at a privacy and security forum in December 2012. But as…
  • Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

    ProPublica
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Leticia Miranda The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained “ending net neutrality would allow big companies to buy their way into the fast lane, leaving everyone else in the slow lane.” The FCC’s proposal faces plenty of opposition from telecom companies and others, but it’s just the latest round in a long fight. Here is a brief history of attempts to enact net neutrality and the often successful push…
 
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  • A Walk I Dont Want To Remember

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    This is just outside of London Ontario Canada in the small town of Strathroy. I was heading to my friends cabin for two nights with a toboggan full of over 100 pounds of supplies. It was -41 and the snow was almost two feet deep. The longest stretch we did without taking a break was probably 40 yards. I thought I was gunna throw up, but we made it! We wouldn't be very good Canadians if we hadn't. This is from the bush line looking back at our tracks.
  • Tengah Island, Malaysia

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Our family was lucky to spend two years in Singapore, and for the most part we've always tried to experience the local culture, learn some history, and enjoy a little beach and relaxation time during our travels. If you were to ask us to name a favorite destination, it would be quite difficult, but Batu Batu would be close to the top of both our lists. On our fifth and final visit to this island, we gained a much greater appreciation for the tiny island of Pulau Tengah, on which Batu Batu sits, and feel compelled to share the story. It started when we were discussing our daughter's latest…
  • Pompeii, Italy

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Mount Vesuvius casting it's glare over the ancient city of Pompeii. Visiting this site is like stepping back into history and life during the 1st century. Walk the streets, touch the walls that remain, gaze at the beautiful paintings that have withstood the hardest test of time and explore the homes and businesses the people of Pompeii frequented daily before the eruption that buried their city for thousands of years.  It is truly a wondrous place to behold and experience. 
  • Grandfather Mountain, NC

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The view from the top of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. You can hike or drive up to the top and them walk across the suspension bridge which is 1 mile up from the ground and then climb on the rocks without any boundaries or gates. The view is breathtaking on a clear or even not clear day. It's spectacular and one of my favorite places to go.
  • SoCal illusion of perfect weather shattered

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Hail in Southern Calfornia is a very exciting event!
 
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    Top News - Digital Journal

  • Canada deports alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart to U.S.

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    A former US soldier who unsuccessfully sought asylum in Canada, claiming he was tortured by American agents investigating Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, has been deported to the United States, raising concerns about his wellbeing.
  • Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack at CPAC

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    During a panel discussion at CPAC, 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson faked a heart attack to counter an argument about marijuana creating a higher risk for heart attacks.
  • Mourinho's Chelsea stick to the basics to down Spurs

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    In a week where English teams were severely exposed on the European stage, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea displayed a template worth replicating in the club’s Capital One Cup triumph over Spurs.
  • San Francisco Comedian at a crossroads in his career

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For almost a decade comedian Paco Romane has established a spot for himself in the City's home-grown comedy club circuit. Always eager to work if he was not able to find a gig, he created one; like his show "The Romane Event."
  • Young girl beaten and set afire in Nigeria

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    An angry crowd at a local vegetable market in Nigeria beat a young woman to death and set her ablaze because they thought she was a suicide bomber. A second girl, also suspected of being a suicide bomber, was arrested.
 
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    TIME

  • Los Angeles Police Shoot, Kill Man After Skid Row Struggle

    ongreno8
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    (LOS ANGELES) — Police shot and killed a man Sunday who struggled with officers on a sidewalk in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The officers, who were answering a robbery call in the area at about noon, got into a struggle with the man, and tried to use a stun gun on him before shooting him, LAPD spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. He was later declared dead at a hospital. Police did not immediately say how many officers were involved or how many shots were fired. Nor did they say whether the man was armed or identify him. The shooting is the latest in…
  • How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

    Jennifer So
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up… And we wonder why people aren’t better communicators. How can you be that person people love to talk to? I’ve posted a lot of research and expert interviews on the subject so let’s round up the info and make it actionable. In this post you’ll learn: How to make a good first impression. How to be a great listener. What the best subjects to discuss are. How to prevent awkward silences. How to politely end a conversation. And a lot more.
  • Netanyahu Overshadows His Own Speech

    Zeke J Miller
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    A partisan debate over the terms of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States threatened to overshadow his message, as he arrived Sunday in the United States two days before an address to the Congress about the dangers of President Barack Obama’s recent moves to cut a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday found that 48% of registered voters said Republicans in Congress should not have invited Netanyahu without first checking with Obama, with just 30% of Americans supporting the move. President Barack…
  • Major League Baseball’s First Black Latino Star Minoso Dies

    Sabrina Toppa
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
    (CHICAGO) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride for the seemingly ageless slugger, who died early Sunday morning after helping clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers, including a long list of stars from his home country. “I know we’re all going to go at some time, but I had gotten to the point where I really thought…
  • Jeb Bush Runs Conservative Gatekeeper Gauntlet

    Michael Scherer
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Jeb Bush made headlines Friday when he used wit to parry the boos of college-age conservatives at a conference outside Washington, D.C. “For those who made an ‘ooo’ sound — is that what it was? — I’m marking you down as neutral and I want to be your second choice,” he told the crowd, in what sounded like a prepared line. But the moment may not have been the most consequential conservative test he passed last week. Just a day earlier, Bush addressed and largely won over a crowd of strict fiscal conservative donors off camera and thousands of miles away…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Homan Square protesters demand Chicago police 'black site' be shut down – video

    Produced by Philipp Batta
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The police warehouse 'black site' at the epicentre of public outcry over allegations of abuse and withheld rights is the site of a major demonstration Saturday. Military veterans, local organisers and supporters of the hactivist collective Anonymous confront officers and Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, over concerns that, as one protester puts it, 'the Chicago police are starting to view the public as enemy combatants' Continue reading...
  • David Cameron's migration policy branded a mistake by former ministers

    Patrick Wintour, political editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Prime minister faces claims that he set up false expectations that weakened government credibilityDavid Cameron will come under pressure on Monday to say if the Conservative election manifesto will abandon his flagship target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands after two former cabinet ministers said the target was a mistake and had set up false expectations that weakened government credibility.Cameron pledged to the cut to net migration in 2010, saying there were no ifs or buts about the promise. However, figures published last week showed annual net migration to the UK had reached…
  • Gordon Brown to call for state protection of Scottish oil

    Patrick Wintour , political editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Former PM to argue fall in global oil prices could mean that oilfields that could prosper in future could be left abandoned, in speech to be made in GlasgowThe Scottish oil industry is at a tipping point and needs urgent state support or else fields that could be drilled in the future will be deemed uneconomic and abandoned prematurely, says Gordon Brown.In a major speech in Glasgow, to be given on Monday, one of his last before stepping down from parliament after 33 years, Brown will say the fall in worldwide oil prices requires the industry to given a rescue plan, or else severe structural…
  • Labour cannot reverse Tory legal aid cuts, Sadiq Khan says

    Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Shadow justice minister says restrictions on judicial review will be repealed and freedom of information requests expanded to cover private companies who do public service workLabour will repeal restrictions on judicial review and make it easier for people to challenge government decisions they believe are unlawful, Sadiq Khan has pledged.In an interview with the Guardian, the shadow justice secretary said he would reverse the coalition’s bitterly-resisted courtroom reforms if his party won the election. It’s important that the executive respects the powers citizens have to hold us to…
  • David Cameron aims to woo voters with plan for 200,000 discounted homes

    Patrick Wintour, political editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Tories to double size of already announced scheme but party chairman fails to explain how price cut would be fundedDavid Cameron will announce on Monday he wants 200,000 cut-price starter homes to be built for young first-time buyers in a scheme branded by some industry insiders as “RyanAir housing”.The homes will be funded by lifting obligations on house builders to also provide affordable homes or build new infrastructure, such as roads or health services. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • In Indonesia, Madrasses of Opposition

    Saskia De Rothschild
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    From the International New York Times- GONTOR, Indonesia – The silhouette of the large mosque, brick-like but for a bulbous dome, looked blurry in the downpour. The rain of East Java is heavy, lending a sparkle to the green paddies and the scent of moist earth to the air. As the evening prayer ended, hundreds of boys rushed out of the building in waves, mats slung over their shoulders, sarongs hitched up to their knees, flip-flops squelching in the wet. These students attend Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor, one of Indonesia’s many Islamic boarding schools, or pesantren. (Estimates…
  • A Chronicle of Dutch Euthanasia

    Saskia De Rothschild
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    From Der Spiegel Constance de Vries sits in the kitchen and fills two syringes. She fills one with a strong anesthetic and the other with poison. She slowly dabs the excess liquid from the needle with a tissue before cautiously packing it up. Then she heads out to her car. At 2 p.m., Annie Bus is scheduled to die. The two women have discussed the details of the procedure numerous times. During those conversations, they sat at the wooden table in Annie Bus’ small home, located in the Netherlands just 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the German border. The walls around the table are covered…
  • How to be a Chinese Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    From the New York Review of Books- Liu Yu is one of China’s best-known America-watchers. A professor of political science at Tsinghua University, she lived in the US from 2000 to 2007 and now researches democratization in developing countries, including her own. The thirty-eight-year-old became famous in China in 2009 with the publication (in Chinese) ofDetails of Democracy, a collection of her blogs that described how politics works in America. The book earned her the moniker among online fans as “China’s de Toqueville” (she’s quick to reject that as too flattering). She is a…
  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Before our favourite smartphones, tablets, taxi apps and online stores there was the humble banana. This remarkable true story of a Cold War coup warns us that no matter how cheap and convenient our stuff is, there is always a price to pay. The title Bananas, Sardines and Sharks is a reference to The Shark and the Sardines, one of the first accounts written about the Guatemalan coup, by Jacobo Arbenz’s predecessor Juan José Avéralo, and the first to accuse the American government of being involved.
  • Can Charlie Hebdo Save Francois Hollande’s presidency?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    From Le Monde/Worldcrunch- PARIS — What just happened? This question, which is still on everybody’s lips after Sunday’s historic rallies, goes beyond the three days of massacres that have shaken France, and also applies to its president. François Hollande has indeed seen an astounding reversal of fortunes. His popularity was stuck at its lowest levels just a week ago, but after these events, the Socialist Party president, though not redeemed yet, has been propelled to the front of an unprecedented political movement he couldn’t have dreamed of. As someone close to him even admitted,…
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Teachers Ensure Poor Kids are Fed on Snow Days With No Free School Lunch

    Good News Network
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
      When snowstorms canceled schools for a full week around Cincinnati, Ohio, it meant a week of empty stomachs for many low-income kids who rely on free school lunches. But on Friday, teachers and volunteers across the region pitched in to help. Principal Kyle Niederman rallied two dozen teachers and The post Teachers Ensure Poor Kids are Fed on Snow Days With No Free School Lunch appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Solar Power in the UK Almost Doubled in 2014

    Good News Network
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Solar power in the UK almost doubled in 2014, with total installations on homes, businesses, and even bridges, surpassing 650,000, according to year end figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The almost five gigawatts of solar photovoltaic panels now is enough to supply the equivalent of 1.5 The post Solar Power in the UK Almost Doubled in 2014 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, March 1

    Good News Network
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today marks the 450th anniversary of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city kicks off a month-long celebration with more than 200 planned events ranging from free concerts and art openings, to marathons and a giant 450-meter birthday cake cut by the mayor and distributed this morning. (1565) MORE Good News The post Good News in History, March 1 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Australian Researchers Discover New Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

    Good News Network
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer. While many advances have been made in other types of cancer, pancreatic cancer remains largely incurable, with survival rates less than five per cent five years after diagnosis. The The post Australian Researchers Discover New Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Baby Tortoises Born on Galapagos Island for First Time in 100 Years

    Good News Network
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    During a December survey of giant tortoises on one Galapagos island, conservationists found evidence of the first hatchlings born in the wild in over a century. The exciting find of ten baby tortoises was the direct result of a rat eradication campaign completed two years ago on Pinzón, when helicopters The post Baby Tortoises Born on Galapagos Island for First Time in 100 Years appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • China bans carved ivory imports

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    China has established a one-year ban on imports of carved African elephant ivory. Conservationists say the move, effective immediately, sends an important signal, but alone won't be enough to slow elephant poaching. "This announcement is an encouraging signal that the Chinese government is ratcheting down the import of African elephant ivory into the country," said Iris Ho, director of wildlife for Humane Society International, in a statement. "We are hopeful that more meaningful actions are being considered by the leadership and relevant government agencies of…
  • The miracle drink: Coffee!

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. "Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against MS, supporting the idea that the drug may have protective effects for the brain," said study author Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR, with Johns Hopkins University School…
  • Is Greenland Melting?

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    A team of scientists lead by Danish geologist Nicolaj Krog Larsen have managed to quantify how the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to a warm period 8,000-5,000 years ago. Back then temperatures were 2-4 degrees C warmer than present. Their results have just been published in the scientific journal Geology, and are important as we are rapidly closing in on similar temperatures.
  • Antifreeze protein from ticks fights frostbite in mice

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    A protein that protects ticks from freezing temperatures also prevents frostbite when introduced in mice, a Yale-led study has found. The research is the first to demonstrate the protein’s ability to boost frostbite resistance in an adult mammal.
  • Michigan utility on the wrong track increasing rates for LED municipal lighting

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this month, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights. The decision sparked anger in Michigan city officials involved in municipal streetlight conversions, who would see their financial incentives for energy conservation diminish. At the same time, DTE plans to lower its rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to three times more electricity than LED.In 2014 Ypsilanti, best known as the home of Eastern Michigan University, converted all 1,100 of its streetlights to LED — making it the first Michigan municipality to do so.
 
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  • Report: Hillary to announce run in April

    -NO AUTHOR-
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    (WALL STREET JOURNAL) — Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising. Clinton aides have spoken of the earlier timetable in private meetings, according to people engaged in recent discussions about the presumed Democratic front-runner’s emerging 2016 campaign. Many within her camp have advocated her staying out of the fray until the summer. Jumping in sooner would help the Democratic field take…
  • Pat Boone to represent evangelicals at Bibi speech

    Drew Zahn
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Pat Boone When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress Tuesday, seated in the gallery will be a man designated to represent the evangelical Christian community’s support for Israel: recording legend Pat Boone. Boone, whose record sales were second only to Elvis Presley in the 1950s, is today an author and WND columnist and explained his unique role in Netanyahu’s address on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990. “I expect to be…
  • Foreigners imported to process unemployment

    -NO AUTHOR-
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    (NEWS10) — It’s nearly 8 p.m., and inside a state office building two dozen computer experts design and troubleshoot a system that will take and process millions of unemployment claims each year. It’s a $200 million Employment Development Department project, but with the exception of two managers, everyone inside the office is from outside of the U.S. They are employed by Deloitte, a major U.S. IT company hired by the state to create and manage its Unemployment Insurance Modernization project. The mostly Indian nationals are allowed to work here under a visa program called H-1B.
  • Kurds 'at point of the spear' against ISIS

    Greg Corombos
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., is warning that the United States must lead decisive action to protect Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution in Iraq, and there may only be months left to save the Christian population there from extinction. As reported earlier, Wolf recently led a seven-day trip to Iraq, where he interviewed countless persecuted believers and was told people there don’t see any meaningful help coming from the West on their behalf against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. After retiring from Congress in January, Wolf is now…
  • 'Surviving the Medical Meltdown' – $4.95 today only!

    -NO AUTHOR-
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The reality of Obamacare is beginning to hit Americans. Even worse, despite the repudiation of Obamacare in the last election, there’s no help from Washington on the way. Whether you are retired, still working, unemployed, a business owner, healthy or suffering from some pre-existing condition, insured or uninsured, you need to be prepared for more upheaval and uncertainty about the state of medical care in America. It’s essential for you and your family to be informed and to have a strategy for dealing with what’s on the horizon. Make no mistake about it – you will be impacted…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Russia: Murder of Boris Nemtsov must be meaningfully investigated

    Anu Ghate
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    The killing of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most prominent political activists, must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated. Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed late in the evening of 27 February in central Moscow. His killer, who escaped from the scene, has not been identified. February 28, 2015 (ARTYOM KOROTAYEV/AFP/Getty Images) AIUSA The killing of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most prominent political activists, must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated. Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed late in the evening of 27 February in central Moscow. His…
  • UAE Three women held in secret detention over tweets

    Anu Ghate
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Three women who have been detained incommunicado for nearly two weeks in a chilling display of repression by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and must be urgently released, said Amnesty International. February 27, 2015 Photo: © Sophie James / Shutterstock.com AIUSA Three women who have been detained incommunicado for nearly two weeks in a chilling display of repression by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and must be urgently released, said Amnesty International. The women, three sisters, disappeared after…
  • Northern Ireland: Draconian abortion law harshest in Europe

    Anu Ghate
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    The laws in Northern Ireland relating to abortion are draconian and in urgent need of reform, Amnesty International said today , as it published a new report. February 27, 2015 AIUSA The laws in Northern Ireland relating to abortion are draconian and in urgent need of reform, Amnesty International said today , as it published a new report. Northern Ireland has the harshest criminal penalty for abortion anywhere in Europe – life imprisonment both for the woman undergoing an unlawful abortion and for anyone assisting her. That sentence even applies in cases where the pregnancy is as…
  • Venezuela: 14-Year-Old Boy Killed during Anti-Government Protest

    Anu Ghate
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A 14-year-old boy was killed during an anti-government protest amid reports of excessive use of force by the security forces. There are concerns the violence will intensify if the authorities do not send a clear message that peaceful protest is permitted and that excessive use of force will not be tolerated. February 25, 2015 Series of crosses representing those who have died since start of the protests, Táchira state, March 2014 ©Manaure Quintero Álva AIUSA A 14-year-old boy was killed during an anti-government protest amid reports of excessive use of force by the security forces. There…
  • Libya: Mounting Evidence of War Crimes in the Wake of Egypt's Airstrikes

    Anu Ghate
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which killed seven civilians in a residential neighbourhood in the Libyan city of Derna on 16 February. February 24, 2015 Egypt's Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions carrying out an attack which killed 7 civilians in Derna. ©Demotix AIUSA New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in carrying out an attack which…
 
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    Fast Company

  • A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

    Ben Schiller
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Will San Francisco become a city only for the rich? The goal of these parking space-sized units is to stop that from happening.Many cities face a real challenge to remain affordable in the future. They've become so attractive as places to live and invest that they no longer offer basic, decent housing for normal people, and increasingly look like preserves of the wealthy and privileged. If trends continue, somewhere like San Francisco may end up like Zurich or Geneva—a rich man's playground, not the multidimensional place it should be.Read Full Story
  • See Taylor Swift Remixed With Famous Works Of Art

    KC Ifeanyi
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    Artist Eisen Bernardo had a blank space for his next project—and he wrote Tay's name.Following the success of his "Mag+Art" project—a series of magazine covers seamlessly blended with classic works of art—Philippines-based artist Eisen Bernardo received a request to tackle album covers next. The challenge was accepted in the form of "Album+Art Tribute to Taylor Swift."Read Full Story
  • First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Woah!Earlier this week, The New York Times broke the news that Internet giant Google is planning new starchitect-designed headquarters by Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick. Not to be outdone by Apple's Norman Foster-designed spaceship or Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed offices, the new Mountain View Googleplex will be a series of canopy-inspired buildings that break out of Silicon Valley's boring office park mold. The greenhouse-style transparent buildings are surrounded by running tracks, peaceful meadows, and a flowing creek. Rather than an insular corporate headquarters, Google…
  • Amid Security Concerns, Google Aims To Beat Apple To Your Work Phone

    Neal Ungerleider
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Watch out, iPhone and BlackBerry: Android wants to be the world's work phone of choice.If you have a job and an Android phone, Google wants to make sure you'll use your smartphone at work. This week, Mountain View announced a new Android for Work program with an ambitious goal: convincing corporate IT teams that Android phones are great for crunching work documents or viewing proprietary information.Read Full Story
  • Twitter Hopes To Become Friendlier, Triples Its Abuse-Handling Team

    David Lumb
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Twitter is finally ramping up its abuse control after getting hit hard by critics. Is it enough to reverse slowing growth?Critics have backed Twitter into a corner for its lax policing of abuse—and in response, Twitter has tripled its abuse report-handling team and now fields five times as many abuse reports as before, according to The Guardian. Will this win Twitter enough goodwill to spur its lagging growth and repair its unfriendly reputation?Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • "Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa

    Ana Carmo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    "Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa. Photo: FAO The concept of "blue economy" is driving discussions about how oceans and seas can be explored in a sustainable way to promote domestic resources. That's accordingly to Mr Antonio Pedro, Director of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), who says Africa needs to maximize the opportunities it has to develop using its oceanic spaces. How to harness the blue economy for Eastern Africa's development is being discussed this week in a meeting of a group of experts, jointly organized by ECA and the Government of Madagascar,…
  • Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime

    Ana Carmo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Preventing transnational organized crime is recognized as an important part of promoting sustainable development. Representatives of governments, civil society, academia as well as experts are preparing for the 13th UN Crime Congress scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar in April. For 60 years, participants in the congresses have shared their experiences and discussed how to strengthen criminal justice policies and cooperation in tackling transnational organized crime. The Executive Director…
  • "Open Up, Reach out" to reach zero discrimination

    Ana Carmo
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    1 March is Zero Discrimination Day. Promotion Image, UNAIDS. People around the world are uniting to celebrate diversity and reject discrimination in all its forms. Zero Discrimination Day is being observed on 1 March under the theme "Open Up, Reach Out" as part of a global movement of solidarity to end discrimination which affect millions of people. The UN says discrimination at work, school and other settings reduces people's ability to participate fully and meaningfully in societies. Among the victims of discrimination are people living with HIV who face some form of restriction on their…
  • "Brutal" killing of Russian opposition leader condemned

    Jocelyne Sambira
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Kremlin, Moscow. UN Photo The "brutal killing" of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Friday has been denounced by the UN Chief. Ban Ki-moon released a statement expressing "shock" over the slaying. According to media reports, the politician was gunned down by an unidentified attacker in a car. Jocelyne Sambira has more. Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation in the 1990s, was reportedly shot and killed as he crossed a bridge near the Kremlin. An investigation into the murder has been announced. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he…
  • Time to close gender equality gap

    Jocelyne Sambira
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Now is the time to take a stand, remove the obstacles and close the gender equality gap, the UN Secretary-General has urged. Ban Ki-moon made the remarks in Chile at the end of a two-day event on women in power and decision-making on Saturday. Leaders at the conference called for "intense measures" to accelerate women's full and equal participation in politics and the private sector. Jocelyne Sambira has the story. The Secretary-General called on the international community to work for a stronger…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • President's Forum with Nicholas Kristof

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    President's Forum with Nicholas Kristof NEW YORK, February 26, 2015 - New York Times columnist and social activist Nicholas Kristof joins Asia Society President Josette Sheeran for a wide-ranging discussion on topics such as China, journalism, advocacy, and philanthropy. (1 hr., 35 min.) Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0800 Location: New York, NY, , Asia Society Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/02/26/Presidents_Forum_with_Nicholas_Kristof
  • Climate One TV: Chasing Water

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Climate One TV: Chasing Water Call it water whiplash. Climate change has contributed to droughts that have inflamed armed conflicts in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world. At the same time, epic floods have hit England, India and Australia. In the United States, carbon pollution has amplified severe floods in the Midwest and Atlantic coast and exacerbated California's searing drought. How can countries and communities make sense of having too little water and then suddenly too much? Is this a new normal? What can be done to preserve water security for those who have it and provide it for…
  • Security in Northeast Asia

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Security in Northeast Asia NEW YORK, February 25, 2014 - Victor Cha, Evans J.R. Revere, and Hitoshi Tanaka discuss whether and how Japan, South Korea, and the United States might be able to cooperate more successfully on crucial northeast Asian regional issues in light of historical grievances and territorial disputes. Barbara Demick moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 20 min.) Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0800 Location: New York, NY, , Asia Society Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/02/25/Security_in_Northeast_Asia
  • Headline Interview: Dan Richard of CA High-Speed Rail

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Headline Interview: Dan Richard of CA High-Speed Rail Dan Richard, Chair, California High-Speed Rail AuthorityInterviewer: James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:25:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/02/25/Headline_Interview_Dan_Richard_of_CA_High-Speed_Rail
  • Panel Discussion

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Panel Discussion Peter Haas, Education Director, Mineta Transportation Institute; Professor San Jose State UniversityJulian Potter, Chief Administration and Policy Officer San Francisco International AirportEllen Smith, Manager, Strategic Planning Bay Area Rapid TransitModerator: Melanie Curry, California Reporter Streetsblog Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:55:00 -0800 Location: Sacramento, CA, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/02/25/panel_discussion
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    The Week

  • Business-savvy 15-year-old launches babysitting agency, earns $300,000 a year

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Meet the Kristy Thomas of her generation: 15-year-old Noa Mintz has started her own babysitting agency that brings in an estimated $300,000 a year. #NoaMintz started #nanniesbynoa and now has to hire a CEO to manage it! Read more: http://t.co/1irB59kdBI @parenting pic.twitter.com/0pvirX1q1K — TESG (@TESGuide) February 27, 2015 The New Yorker has three younger siblings, and came up with the idea to launch her own company after seeing how difficult it was for her parents to find the right sitter for their family. Nannies by Noa started with Mintz matching babysitters she found with the…
  • Watch Leonard Nimoy explain the Jewish origins of the Vulcan greeting

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Leonard Nimoy originally got the idea for the V-shaped Vulcan hand greeting during a chanting ceremony in a synagogue when he was younger, he told the Yiddish Book Center Wexler Oral History Project, in this video posted by The New York Times. During a "chilling" call-and-response, Nimoy peeked at the chanters, "and I saw them with their hand sticking out of their tallit like this," he said, holding his hands up in the now-famous Vulcan gesture. Nimoy said he remembered that gesture when he was set to meet his first fellow Vulcans on the TV show Star Trek, and he pitched it to the director as…
  • Shooting of homeless man by Los Angeles police caught on video

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man in the skid row area of downtown, and a video of the incident has been shared on Facebook. Video shows LAPD shooting of man in fatal skid row confrontation http://t.co/W0nqzOGTPB pic.twitter.com/7XdHZ30Tug — KTLA (@KTLA) March 2, 2015 The video shows several officers in an altercation with a man on a sidewalk Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reports. One drops his nightstick, and a woman who picks it up is quickly handcuffed. The Times says it sounds like one officer says, "Drop the gun. Drop the gun." At least one officer…
  • Watch Boris Nemtsov denounce Putin's 'insane,' 'murderous' Ukraine war in final interview

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    On Sunday, thousands of Russians marched in Moscow in remembrance of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead Friday night. Less than three hours before he was killed, Nemtsov was on the radio, promoting Sunday's march — originally planned as an opposition rally — and denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said Russia needs to "hold honest elections" and "abolish censorship," according to a translation from Reuters. But Nemtsov also weighed in on Russia's involvement in Ukraine: "The main reason of the crisis is that Putin started that insane, aggressive,…
  • Canadians honoring Leonard Nimoy by 'Spocking' $5 bills

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Canadian fans of Leonard Nimoy are paying tribute to the late actor by grabbing their markers and "Spocking" $5 bills. Go Canada! Canadians “Spock” their banknotes to honor Leonard Nimoy http://t.co/p6ufd8RLjI pic.twitter.com/q8Auj0FE1e — Kevin Delaney (@kevinjdelaney) March 1, 2015 The Canadian five will now feature #Spock...with your help http://t.co/RAnAxSwGbl #StarTrek #Canada pic.twitter.com/QQYp4fOXIj — Josh Good (@joshdotbad) March 2, 2015 @AceBurpeeShow pic.twitter.com/ZhG4V9Qgql — Aaron (@Aaronwpg) February 27, 2015 The Canadian Design Resource came up with the idea to…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • FASHION MEETS OCEANOGRAPHY

    Anonymous
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Applied Fashion: trends may ebb and trends may flow. Rebecca Willis stands back from the tides of change to take the long view From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 AT FIRST GLANCE, fashion and oceanography don’t have much in common. But I’ve realised that, as a way of explaining what we wear, there are some instructive parallels. The phrase “current fashion” is what alerted me: two words so conjoined that they have almost become one. It’s fitting that the relentlessly shifting business of fashion should be permanently hitched to an adjective meaning “running,…
  • UNDERNEATH THE ASH CLOUDS

    Anonymous
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Cartophilia: a student and adventurer spent decades creating the first map of the rocks that underpin Iceland. The geologist John Maclennan retraces his steps From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 Ash and art helped to craft the first detailed map of all Iceland. The explosive eruption of the Askja volcano in 1875 drew scientific thrill-seekers to explore the new crater. Among them was Thorvaldur Thoroddsen, an Icelandic student in Copenhagen, who acted as a guide for a Danish expedition. He found the maps of the interior imaginative but inadequate, and resolved to complete a…
  • WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF DAY?

    Anonymous
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    The Big Question: are you happiest burning the midnight oil, or stealing a march on the world by rising at dawn? Or are the in-between moments the best of all? Ali Smith, Elif Shafak and five other writers give us a good time From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 MARK VANHOENACKER The small hours I like to fly at night, which means I like long-haul flying. Many of the north-south routes I pilot from Londonto São Paulo, Cape Town, Johannesburgare night journeys in both directions. In the long middle miles lie inky volumes of the Atlantic that I have only ever seen under dark…
  • HOW EDDIE REDMAYNE DID IT

    Anonymous
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    What does it take to play Professor Stephen Hawking? Grit, empathy, attention to detail and the ability to shut down facial muscles one by one. Clemency Burton-Hill follows Redmayne through a process that earned him an Oscar From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 September 2013. A young man lies in a Cambridge hotel room, wide awake. Dawn slips through the curtains as the clock ticks on. All through the night he has been watching that clock. As it reaches 4am, he is tempted to turn to the packet of sleeping pills in his washbag. In an hour’s time, a car will take him to a…
  • THE FEARLESS JULIANNE MOORE

    Anonymous
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Visual CV: she was a late starter, but now she's an Oscar-winner for her agonising portrayal of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's. Nicholas Barber picks her best performances From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 1993 SHORT CUTS Marian WymanWell, that’s one way to get noticed. Julianne Moore was born in 1960, as Julie Smith, but her big break didn’t come until Robert Altman cast her in “Short Cuts”. And even then, her dreamy painter didn’t stand out from the starry crowd for over two and a quarter hours. Then came that speech: a furious confession, delivered while…
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    60 Minutes

  • Sunday March 1st, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Hurricane Sandy victims, Larry David, cancerous flooring.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, February 22, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    His 60 Minutes colleagues recall Bob Simon for a special broadcast honoring the late newsman's remarkable life and art.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, February 15, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    In his final story for 60 Minutes, Bob Simon reports on the long and complicated development of ZMapp, a promising drug to combat Ebola; Steve Kroft sits down with Bradley Cooper, the star of the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper."
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, February 8, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    No real security on the Internet -- even the military is under daily assault - says the man the Defense Department hired to make the web more secure; Lesley Stahl reports. Also, filming on Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge offered director Ava DuVernay a way to anger the ghosts of racism; Bob Simon has her story.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, February 1, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    A special edition of "60 Minutes" brings viewers three very different musical portraits including a profile of country music star Blake Shelton, a look at a special project by the Foo Fighters and a visit to the medieval Italian city that gave the world the famed Stradivarius violin. Anderson Cooper, Norah O'Donnell, and Bill Whitaker report.
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 2/22

    CBS Radio News
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Bob Schieffer on CBS's "Face The Nation" to talk about the threat of extremism here in the United States, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, discusses his disappointment with America's lack of response to the Ukraine crisis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls President Obama's executive action on immigration "unconstitutional." Plus, a roundtable with Farah Pandith, Danielle Pletka, Hon. Michele Flournoy, and the Washington Post's David Ignatius on how the U.S. plans to combat terror threats.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Today on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer talks with CBS News Correspondent Charlie D'Agata in London on the shootings in Copenhagen. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) detail the latest effort to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Plus, a panel discusses the progress of civil rights in America during the last fifty years.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 2/8

    CBS Radio News
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief of infectious disease at the NIH, and CBS's Dr. Jon LaPook on the measles outbreak. He also speaks with Tom Donilon, President Obama's former National Security Advisor, along with CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell, who served as deputy director of the CIA, on fighting ISIS.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 2/1

    CBS Radio News
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Norah O'Donnell is joined by South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham to talk about his political future, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on the global fight against terrorism and former Secretary of State James Barker on ISIS. Also, CBS News Correspondent Jan Crawford with a Super Bowl preview.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/25

    CBS Radio News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the collapse of Yemen's government and the controversy over Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress. Schieffer also speaks with Senator Dianne Feinstein on how the U.S. should approach tensions in the Middle East.
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • SPS Names Head of Special Programs, Athletic Director

    Scott Harvey
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Springfield Public Schools has named new officials to lead its special programs and athletics departments.This past week the district announced it has hired Phyllis Wolfram to serve as executive director of special programs and Randy Stange to the athletic director’s role.  Wolfram will oversee SPS special services, gifted education, federal programs, early childhood, compliance and English Language Learner services. Her annual salary will be $126,861.
  • A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

    NPR Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Just two months into 2015, cinematographer Bradford Young is already having a big year.Two acclaimed movies, Selma and A Most Violent Year, bear his name as Director of Photography."It's an interesting time," he laughs.He sat down for a chat with NPR's Arun Rath, who started by asking about the striking depictions of violence in Selma."You have to be very delicate," Young says, "because as much as film has the ability to raise humanity, it also has the ability to put us down."Young remembered that Selma director Ava DuVernay wanted to show the
  • London's Homeless Line Up For Free Meals From Mobile Sikh Kitchen

    editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
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  • How Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Washington Visit Playing In Israel?

    editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
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  • A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

    NPR Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Julissa Arce was born in Mexico, and came to the United States on a tourist visa when she was 11. It expired a few years later — but Arce didn't leave. Instead, she excelled in high school and college, then secured a job at Goldman Sachs.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit

    Lucy Catten
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    31 May 2015 - 5:30pm2 June 2015 - 6:00pm San Jose, California Get involved! The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, May 31-June 2, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other…
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning graduates.read more
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning graduates.read more
  • Employment Law - What To Expect In 2015

    Guest Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    With 2015 well underway, an important year in the political calendar, employers are sure to be turning their mind to preparing for any changes set to come in over the next few months. It's clear, if last year is anything to go by, employment law will not remain the same for very long and so there are a number of things that employers should be thinking about as they ring in the New Year.  read more
  • Startup Diaries: Strength, Courage and Fear.

    Guest Author
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Sheila Hall Blagg talks to The Next Women about the launch of her business, Divorce2dating.com.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    A U.S. secret court has extended until June 1 the controversial bulk collection of private phone records of Americans by the National Security Agency.The government said it had asked for reauthorization of the program as reform legislation, called the USA Freedom Act, was stalled in Congress. The bill would require telecommunications companies rather than the NSA to hold the bulk data, besides placing restrictions on the search terms used to retrieve the records.An added urgency for Congress to act comes from the upcoming expiry on June 1 of the relevant part of the Patriot Act that provides…
  • How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    A pair of vulnerabilities found in hardware and software for playing Blu-ray discs might come in handy for secret snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency.Stephen Tomkinson of NCC Group, a U.K.-based security consultancy, engineered a Blu-ray disc which detects the type of player the disc is running on and then picks one of two exploits to land malware on a computer. He presented the research at the Securi-Tay conference at Abertay University in Scotland on Friday.One of the problems is in PowerDVD, an application made by Taiwanese company CyberLink for playing DVDs on Windows…
  • USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Mobile devices and PCs will start appearing shortly with USB 3.1 ports, but don’t expect flash drives based on technology to be available anytime soon.Users are waiting for USB 3.1 because of its ability to shuffle data between host devices and peripherals at speeds of up to 10Gbps (bits per second), which is two times that of the existing USB 3.0 protocol. USB 3.1 is also known for its user-friendly Type C cable, which looks the same on both ends so users don’t have to worry about which way to plug.But USB 3.1 technology may be overkill for thumb drives, which are inexpensive. The USB…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 gets 3 things right and 3 things wrong

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are two great smartphones, with more power and better screens. But when users get their hands on them starting April 10, they’ll find that the vendor got some things right, and some things wrong.What works:DesignSamsung has been under pressure to improve the design quality of its products after years of using plastic. And the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge models have a much more premium look, with metal frames and glass backs. They aren’t quite beautiful, but they are definitely a step up from previous models.SizeTo read this article in full or to…
  • Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    New net neutrality rules just established in the U.S. may face a cool reception here at Mobile World Congress, where carriers are prime customers. Nokia’s CEO took an early shot on Sunday night.“There are some services that simply require a different level of connectivity and a different level of service,” Rajeev Suri said at a press conference on the eve of MWC. Those include self-driving cars and remote home health care, which are too important to rely on “best-effort” networks, Suri said.He’s also worried about premium services to consumers: “You just need to be able to…
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    theGrio

  • Brownstone singer, Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell dies from fall

    Carrie Healey
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell, a member or 90’s R&B group Brownstone, died Friday night in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the singer was home with her young son after his soccer game when she fell and cut her neck on glass. Her husband, music producer Cartsen Soulshock arrived home later that night to find her unconscious and bleeding. Soulshock called 911, but Maxwell died on the way to the hospital. TMZ is reporting that the LAPD say the cut was caused by a broken wine glass, and they do not suspect foul play. However, according to the NY Daily News the LAPD said the…
  • Tamir Rice caused his own death: Cleveland

    Carrie Healey
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    The city of Cleveland has stated in court documents 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by city police, caused his own death. The city claims any “injuries, loses and damages” the family suffered were all caused by Rice — not the officer involved. According to CBS News, in the court documents filed Friday, the city says Rice did not “exercise due care to avoid injury.” Rice was fatally shot by police Nov. 22, while playing with a pellet gun. Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback responded to a call about a man with a gun. Loehmann, a rookie…
  • Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets to give away to Minnesota fans

    Carrie Healey
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets that will be given to Timberwolves fans to show his appreciation for their warm welcome to his return to Minnesota. The team announced Sunday morning that Garnett bought the tickets for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, reports NBA.com. Starting at 9AM Monday, the first 500 fans to claim tickets on http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/kg will receive a pair of tickets to the game. “The response and support I’ve received from Wolves fans since my return to Minnesota has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been…
  • Madonna compares ageism to racism and homophobia

    Carrie Healey
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Madonna discussed ageism in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, comparing it to racism and homophobia. “It’s still the one area where you can totally discriminate against somebody and talk shit,” the 56-year-old pop singer said. “Because of their age. Only females, though. Not males. So in that respect, we still live in a very sexist society.” “No one would dare to say a degrading remark about being black or dare to say a degrading remark on Instagram about someone being gay,” she continued. “But my age — anybody and everybody would say…
  • Tennessee man accused of stealing from dead, abusing children

    Carrie Healey
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    A Tennessee man is facing charges after police claim he stole identities from dead people. Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators say James Jackson stole more than $300,000 by using the identities of dozens of dead people, reports WREG. According to an affidavit of complaint, Jackson was caught on surveillance video at multiple banks and grocery stores, cashing fraudulent checks. When police arrived to arrest Jackson, he barricaded himself inside his home and took a woman he lived with and her three children hostage, while lighting several fires to destroy evidence. The woman and children…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Concealed Carry License

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Concealed Carry License PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: concealed, carry, weapon, license, permit, regulation, colorado, state, republican, gun, rights Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Seventh Century Selfie

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Seventh Century Selfie PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: seventh, twenty-first, century, isis, terrorism, isil, islamic, jihadist, selfie, stick, iraq, syria, libya Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - NIMBY

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: NIMBY PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: NIMBY, fracking, fluid, solar, wind, energy, alternative, source, power, front, range, colorado, oil, gas, industry Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Vaccination

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Vaccination PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 KEYWORDS: vaccine, measles, MMR, Disneyland, vaccination, free, parents, government, mandate, choose, autism Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Stolen Vehicle

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Stolen Vehicle PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: police, shooting, denver, stolen, vehicle, teen, teenage, girl, violence, overreaction Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Head of Argentina’s National Fire Management dismissed after Chubut fire

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    The largest concentration of red dots just to the right of the center of the image shows the location of wildfires in the western area of Chubut province near Cholila city in Argentina, February 26, 2015. The red dots represent heat detected by a satellite. Smoke can also be seen in the NASA image. Below is an excerpt from an article in the Buenos Aires Herald: Argentina’s National Fire Management Service (SNMF) of the Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry director Jorge Barrionuevo has been fired by newly appointed Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández. Fernández fired Barrionuevo…
  • Wildfire potential, March through June, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center has issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for March through June. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the eleven Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit. If their predictions are accurate, fire potential should be increasing in the upper midwest and mid-south, it is expected to be normal in the west, and higher than normal in Alaska and Hawaii. Here are the highlights from their outlook. March Above normal significant wildland fire potential exists across…
  • Kari Greer featured on flickr

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Click on the full-screen arrow in the bottom-right of the video to see it fill your screen. If you are having trouble viewing the video above, click here to see it on the flickr website. The last time I saw Kari Greer was last year at the 20-year commemoration of the South Canyon Fire in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We talked for a while, and after comparing camera gear I asked if her camera equipment and her vehicle smell like a forest fire for a while after returning from a fire. She smiled and said that yes, she loved it, and thought that other people who ride in her vehicle like it too.
  • Saturday afternoon in the parks

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Pronghorn Antelope, in Wind Cave National Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert. These were some critters I saw today during a 90-minute period in Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park. (Click on the photos to see larger versions.) Turkeys, in Wind Cave National Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert. White Tail Deer, in Wind Cave National Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert. Bison, in Wind Cave National Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert. Bald Eagle in Custer State Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert. Bison, in Custer State Park. Photo by Bill Gabbert.
  • Forest Service Chief testifies before Senate Committee

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell testifies before a Senate Committee February 26, 2015 Thomas Tidwell, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, testified March 26 at a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The primary purpose of the hearing was the Forest Service budget for Fiscal  Year 2016, but there were many questions from the Senators about other issues. There were no earth-shaking revelations in the hearing about wildland fire, and few deeply probing questions from the Senators on the subject. Contrary to the recent annual hearings like this, there was no…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Being Mortal

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life.
  • Putin's Way

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia.
  • Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the politics and the power of the NRA.
  • Stickup Kid

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? A FRONTLINE digital-exclusive film.
  • The Madoff Affair

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the world's first global Ponzi scheme, and how he got away with it for so long...
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • First Baylor Scott & White Health Sign on Medical Facility Lights Up Temple

    Deontrea Jones
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic becomes first to display name and logo The McLane Children’s Specialty Clinic celebrated its one year anniversary and became the first medical facility in Temple to display the Baylor Scott & White Health name and logo. “When this clinic opened a year ago, the goal was to improve the coordination of […] The post First Baylor Scott & White Health Sign on Medical Facility Lights Up Temple appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Open Heart Surgery Alternative Heart Procedure Making Difference for Patients

    Deontrea Jones
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    For about three years, an alternative to open heart surgery called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been helping patients with severe aortic stenosis achieve a better quality of life. Since May 2012, Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple has performed 103 TAVR procedures. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the therapy, which […] The post Open Heart Surgery Alternative Heart Procedure Making Difference for Patients appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Health Plan Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team

    Katherine Voss
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) today announced the appointment of two former Blue Cross Blue Shield executives to its leadership team. Linza Jones will be the plan’s chief sales officer and Kenneth Phenow, MD, will be chief medical officer.  Jones will lead the company’s statewide sales organization for group, individual and Medicare health insurance. […] The post Scott & White Health Plan Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet

    Deontrea Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Central Texans helping save lives through blood donations Baylor Scott & White Health officials honored more than 400 individual blood donors and several community blood drives at its Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet on January 29 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. “Community blood drives account for half of our blood supply,” […] The post Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

    david
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public workshops. After two books, 567 graphics and a quillion mistakes, I figure I know enough now to share the goodness. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information visualisations. It covers: » concepting and the generation of good, interesting ideas » researching and curating juicy data » executing and selecting…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

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

    Tobias
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Exciting year ahead for Information is Beautiful. So we’re on the lookout for a Data Research Intern who’s inquisitive, quick and handy with a spreadsheet. It’s an initial two week paid posting with mucho future work potential for the right candidate. If your ambition is to break into data-journalism and visualisation, this would be a good step. Wanna apply or see more details? See the full ad (deadline Mon Feb 9 2015)
  • Cause Célèbre – Gender Split behind Celebrity Charity Work

    david
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of gender on charitable donations. Data: looktothestars.org Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project Find out more.
  • Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

    Tobias
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    78 classic cocktail recipes from the International Bartender’s Association’s list of drinks every bartender should know. Forget old-school measures like ml and oz. We’ve calculated our own universal metric. One of any ingredient represents one part of any measuring vessel you choose: cup, spoon, lid, shoe, whatever – it’s your party! These universal recipes scale up for any level of mayhem. Enjoy! Um…responsibly of course. » Quaff our tasty Cocktails » Follow us on Email | Twitter | Facebook » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_cocktails » See more of our visualizations » Check…
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • NDA hits out at Nitish, Cong says Manjhi quit as BJP panicked

    Gautam
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    NDA today accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of “sacrificing” a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP’s “panic” behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its “conspiracy” in Bihar elections. “Nitish Kumar will have to answer the people of Bihar and convince them on why he made Manjhi the Chief Minister eight months back. “Kumar keeps on playing such games for his political opportunism. People of Bihar are seeing all this. He has no principles. He keeps on…
  • Low water, power tariff very soon, free Wi-Fi likely by year-end: CM Kejriwal

    Gautam
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon make an announcement on reducing water and electricity tariff while free Wi-Fi may be activated by year-end. “People are expecting a lot on water, power and Wi-Fi. We have prepared a blue print on water and power. Hopefully, we will make an announcement on reducing the tariff very soon,” he said. The Delhi Chief Minister, who took oath on February 14, said work on anti-corruption helpline is in progress.On free Wi-Fi in the national capital, Kejriwal said, “Wi-Fi will take some time.
  • Badlapur review: Varun Dhawan wins everyone over in 2015’s first great movie

    Gautam
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    There were plenty of factors riding against Badlapur. Director Sriram Raghavan was coming from the failure of Agent Vinod. Varun Dhawan, the star of over-the-top romantic comedies, was headlining a dark thriller. Ek Villain, another film with a similar premise of vengeance, had been released last year, made money and gone. That budget was super tight and in Bollywood, only movies that cost a lot of money make a lot of money. Much like the protagonist of this film, Badlapur renders a brutal wallop to everything going against it, and emerges as the first truly great movie of the year. Dhawan…
  • Messi challenges Ronaldo in race for Spain’s top scorer

    Gautam
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:57 am
    After finding his scoring touch in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to renew his scintillating duel with Lionel Messi in the Spanish league. Ronaldo ended a rare three-game slump without a goal to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Schalke in the Champions League. “It is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo lives to score goals,” Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “It’s never a problem for us when he doesn’t score for a couple of games. But he, of course, minds. I believe we are back on the right track.” Madrid leads Barcelona by one point in the league before visiting a modest Elche side on…
  • Tiger Woods will not play Honda Classic

    Gautam
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:56 am
    Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not play next weeks’ Honda Classic after he announced an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour. Woods said last week he would leave the tour indefinitely because his game was not acceptable for tournament golf and that he would not play again until he felt like, reported Xinhua. Woods has played only two tournaments this year. He shot the worst round of his professional career in January, an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open. The following week at Torrey Pines, he withdrew after 11 holes because of tightness in his back. Woods is No.
 
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  • Ariel Lowe’s accused killed to be handed into the courts tomorrow morning for formal charges….

    media
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    BREAKING NOW ON BP >>> 28-year-old Katriona Gilbert will be charged – she is seen here in the picture the morning of the fire crying….WHAT IN DA HELL IS DIS? DEY KILL KOLAMAE CHILD!!! Young 21-year-old Ariel Lowe. Nassau, Bahamas – In just one week good policing by the fine men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and come Monday morning another murder case will be solved. Police BP can report tonight  have filed murder charges against a 28 – year old, Katriona Gilbert, in connection with the death of Ariel Lowe, the former St. Andrew’s School Student, who was found…
  • A love triangle which led to deadly threats is now the conclusion in the murder of 31-year-old Sean Neville!

    media
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Dr. Michael Neville – the victim’s father – stood against the death penalty for murderers in 2008! Sean Neville, 31, gunned down outside his home tonight! Nassau, Bahamas — A dangerous and deadly love triangle has led to the murder of the son of a prominent psychiatrist and has left a community of friends and loved ones devastated. Bahamas Press has dug deeper into the murder of 31-year-old Sean Neville, son of retired Sandilands psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Neville. We have learnt police already have taken a suspect into custody, who they believe is the conclusion to the…
  • Charitable Fundraising Not Subject to VAT

    media
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Public attendance at organized charitable events is exempt from VAT March 1, 2015 – (Nassau, Bahamas) – Since the rollout of VAT at the start of this year, many charitable organizations in The Bahamas have successfully registered for VAT and are operating with ease. However, it is important that all such organizations be aware of the VAT exemptions that may apply to their events as the work that charities do in The Bahamas is vital for the health and well-being of our nation. Public attendance at organized charitable events is exempt from VAT. Exemption is without limit if the items sold…
  • Arsonists lit three fires at the City Dump Saturday…

    media
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Managers must be allowed to shoot arsonists on sight who are seeking to torch the City Dump… Landfill Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Press is monitoring the operations at the country’s waste site where arsonists struck once again, seeking to stall progress at the facility. On Saturday, ruffians breeched the perimeters of the landfill and lit three dangerous fires at the site. Up to press time Sunday, all three blazes have been contained, leaving just smoke to bother nearby residences. “One must wonder why we don’t allow those managing the dumpsite to be armed and prepared to…
  • There is a lack of Favor with Unions when it comes to Digicel!

    media
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Company does not tolerate unions – and in the Bahamas the right to organize our labour is protected in Law! Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien: will have received nearly all of the dividend of $10 million paid by the company in the first quarter. Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters Nassau, Bahamas — There is more to Denis O’Brien, owner of Digicel, which the Government of the Bahamas should be concerned with and only Bahamas Press will tell the story. Yes, we told you how Digicel is 94% owned by Irish entrepreneur Denis O’Brien. It is incorporated in Hamilton, Bermuda, with…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Weekend Reading: Serendipity Wars, A Flight 370 Theory, and More

    Andrea DenHoed
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Jeff Wise’s recent piece about his obsession with the disappearance, almost a year ago, of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 prompts a question: Which is more chilling, the fact that a Boeing 777 could vanish without a trace, or the countless hours cable-news networks spent covering the story? Wise, a journalist and amateur pilot, wrote about Flight 370 shortly after it disappeared, and was soon receiving frequent invitations to appear on TV to talk about it. For a few months, discussing the lost plane on television became Wise’s full-time job. During that time, he also became deeply involved…
  • Hard Cases

    Jeffrey Toobin
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The great Supreme Court cases turn on the majestic ambiguities embedded in the Constitution. It is not a simple thing to define and apply terms like “the freedom of speech,” or “equal protection of the laws,” much less explain how much process is “due.” Still, the Justices, in their best moments, have explicated these terms in ways that ennobled the lives of millions. This week, the Court will hear arguments in a momentous case, King v. Burwell, a challenge to a central feature of the Affordable Care Act. But, in contrast to other landmarks in Supreme Court history, the King case…
  • Comedians Waiting for Cars and Coffee

    Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In late November, I found myself at an emphatically chic hotel bar in Caracas. I was there for a large gathering that had technically started an hour earlier, but I sat alone, a victim of my own near-punctuality. To fill the time, I began a conversation with the friendlier of two bartenders, a fellow who clearly preferred speaking to conversing and who, with a practiced spontaneity, segued seamlessly from taking my order to telling this joke: An old man walks into a grocery store in Caracas. After waiting patiently in line, he asks the shopkeeper for a container of cooking oil, a jug of milk…
  • Tom Wolfe Looks Over His Notes

    Andrea DenHoed
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    “They’re calling it an archive,” Tom Wolfe points out. “It makes me feel very important.” Wolfe is standing next to an exhibit of his papers at the New York Public Library. In 2013, the library paid just over two million dollars for a hundred and ninety boxes of notebooks, manuscripts, and letters that belonged to Wolfe, a handful of which are on display in the pop-up exhibit “Becoming the Man in the White Suit,” which runs through Sunday, March 1st. Up close, the suit appears ever so slightly yellowed around the buttons and the cuffs, like a newspaper clipping. Wolfe, who turns…
  • Why the F.C.C.’s Municipal-Broadband Ruling Matters, Too

    Vauhini Vara
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, seemed fired up on Thursday morning when he took his seat in room TW-C305 at F.C.C. headquarters. For months, anticipation had been building for the commission’s decision, planned for later that morning, on the fight over net neutrality—that is, whether Internet providers should be able to charge Web companies to get their content delivered to customers at faster speeds than usual, or whether all content should be treated equally. It would be an unusually high-profile, not to mention political, decision for the F.C.C.,…
 
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  • Mild weather holidays continue

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Temperatures will be above freezing for the most part for the third week of Finland’s staggered school ski holiday season. This is a milder-than-usual outlook for the first week of March, both in the south and the north, although northern regions will see slightly lower temperatures.Unsettled conditions will dominate the weather, with rain moving in from the west on Monday—some falling as sleet or snow further north. Towards the end of the week the weather will dry out somewhat to give some sunnier spells towards the weekend.  
  • Three killed at Laukaa pizzeria

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Police have detained one person on suspicion of killing three others at a pizzeria in the small town of Laukaa, Central Finland. Both victims and suspect had roots abroad, and according to police had lived in Finland for a long time.Police were alerted at around 1pm on Sunday and picked up a man close to the scene of the crime. He is now helping them with their inquiries, but police say that bystanders were not in danger at any point.  
  • Finland’s Tweeting police aim to reach out

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The principle is simple: police should be where people are. In Finland that rule has helped foster a new breed of police officer, one that functions primarily online. ‘Internet police’ now number in the dozens and their impact is plain to see. According to Helsinki police, the department’s Virtual Policing Group saw an immediate jump in the proportion of child sex offences that are reported online. The idea is that online presences help build trust among groups that have traditionally been difficult for police to reach.“This started out as a way to implement a local policing…
  • Helsinki vigil for Boris Nemtsov

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    The observance brought together over 100 people who paid their respects to the memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Moscow Friday night.The event was organized by the Finnish chapter of the international writers' and editors' association PEN.
  • Punk and tears of joy - Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät to the Eurovision Song Contest

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:44 pm
    The minute and a half song "Aina mun pitää," or "I Always Have To", a punk anthem bemoaning life's daily routines and drudgery, brought PKN top spot in Saturday's final in the qualifiers for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.The win brought tears of joy to band members."This feels surrealistic. I didn't know that this could be possible. Now we're here! We're really going to Vienna, guys!" PKN shouted out Sami Helle in a post-victory interview with Yle.As the votes were being counted, drummer Toni Välitalo thought his band had lost. The realization of the win…
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  • Music, nationalism, Christianity

    thuudung
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    To understand the decline of classical music, you need to understand what once made it great: nationalism and Christianity… more
  • On Edgar Allan Poe

    thuudung
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    When it came to self-destruction, Edgar Allan Poe was without peer. Liar, plagiarist, drunk, he died in a gutter wearing another man’s clothes… more
  • Blame the dog

    thuudung
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Roughly 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals dwindled and then vanished from Eurasia. What caused this die-off? Modern humans and their dogs… more
  • Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe

    thuudung
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Sex is leaky and anxiety-ridden, says Laura Kipnis, and no college policy or prohibition is going to change that. What rules will do is make students more vulnerable… more
  • Life of John Aubrey

    thuudung
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    The biographer: glutton for anecdote, scavenger of detail, prisoner to tired conventions of chronology and storytelling… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • The Marketing Department of the Future

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

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    My newest essay is up on Moz! We all know content is king, but if your content marketing plan consists of blindly publishing daily blog posts on your website or submitting countless bylined articles (i.e., guest posts) to random outlets, your king will turn into the court jester. Marketing must have a sound strategy behind it to be successful. To help the Moz community maximize the return on investment of their content, I want to share a strategy I used in my prior position as a senior director at a global agency, and continue to use as a digital marketing and communications consultant.
  • Online Marketing is No Longer a Bag of Tricks

    Samuel Scott
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Google was founded close to the height of the 1990s tech bubble. (See above.) By the time that the search engine became the top method to find things on the Internet, the United States was in a recession. Despite the Dow  Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)‘s rebound starting in 2003, the economy as a whole did not really recover — the stock market’s bull run was largely a result of low interest rates, increasing debt, and a housing bubble that had started to inflate. Most everyday citizens and smaller companies were still in tough shape. Then, the financial and housing crash in 2008 made…
  • How SEO Will Not Change in 2015

    Samuel Scott
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    What is the difference between doing “SEO” and doing “marketing”? The answer lies partly in Moz cofounder Rand Fishkin’s recent webinar on Cracking the SEO Code for 2015 (see the full presentation) in which he addresses the following issues (and more): Website speed Quality content that is designed for human beings Domain-level metrics and brand-building Here, I wanted to elaborate on two other major points of Fishkin’s and explain how — in my opinion — the story is a little different. First, here’s the whole presentation: The Move Towards Topic Association In slides 11…
  • Is There Fraud in the Online Advertising Industry?

    Samuel Scott
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    Bob Hoffman has called it “fraud” perpetrated by “criminals.” The retired founder, chairman, and CEO of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising — who now writes the Ad Contrarian blog and speaks at advertising conferences — had been referring to ongoing revelations in the digital advertising industry that a lot, if not most, of online advertising is a waste of money. In 2013: The Wall Street Journal found via comScore that 54% of online display ads were not seen by live human beings and that a lot of impressions are based on fake traffic AdWeek reported on a Solve Media Bot Traffic Market…
 
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • The Golan Heights May Contain Large Quantities of Gas and Oil

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    (The Daily Star)—Israel intends to invite oil companies to bid for 10 oil blocks in the Golan Heights that are 60 kilometers away from the Lebanese border, an informed source said Wednesday.Speaking to the Central News Agency, the source said there are indications that these reserves may have large... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: The Truth About the Balance of Power in the Middle East

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Danny Ayalon, Founder of the "Truth About Israel", Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the United States explains the facts relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the tip of the iceberg in the greater scheme of the balance of power in the Middle East.The video... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • 12 Points for Understanding the Major Biblical Covenants

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Dr. Michael J. Vlach MikeVlach.com Below are 12 points or guidelines that I believe are helpful for understanding the major biblical covenants—Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and New.The biblical covenants are the vehicles through which God's kingdom program plays out in history. The covenants... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • FCC Approves Sweeping Internet Regulation Plan, Obama Accused of Meddling

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    (FOX NEWS)—The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, in a party-line vote that is sure to be challenged by the broadband industry.The commission, following a contentious... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The World Hates Israel!

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Dr. Thomas Ice Pre-Trib Research Center One of the biggest stories of the last year or so has been the recognition within the public square that a new round of anti-Semitism is gaining momentum, seemingly all over the world. I have written in the past about the new anti-Semitism, which is the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline

  • In Catchup Mode, Samsung Announces Mobile Payment System, Smartphones

    David Bloom
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Samsung announced new models of its flagship Galaxy S series of smartphones and a mobile payment system designed to compete with the one that Apple debuted a few months ago. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will come with Samsung Pay, which the company said will debut in the second half of the year, protected in part by new security systems it calls Samsung KNOX. Samsung Pay is designed to be device-, merchant- and card-issuer agnostic, Samsung said. Apple Pay has been adopted…
  • Bart & Fleming: Tom Rothman Rises; Adam Goodman Exits; Raunchy Comediennes

    Mike Fleming
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.  FLEMING: We barely had a moment to bash the Oscarcast – a musical variety show that too infrequently gave an obligatory nod to movies – when
  • ‘Birdman,’ Other Oscar Winners Cash In Mildly At Specialty Box Office

    Brian Brooks
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Oscar victories typically translate into a box-office windfall for winners, none more so this year than  Birdman. After grabbing Best Picture and three other Oscars, Birdman took flight in its 20th weekend in theatrical release with a big expansion. Other winners – including Still Alice, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash – also added runs and revenue well into their theatrical releases. And with awards season now blessedly in the past, the weekend also had a number of…
  • Mr Grey Dominates, Mr Smith’s ‘Focus’ Pulls & Ms Smith’s ‘Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Upgrades: More International Box Office

    Nancy Tartaglione
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    HIGHLIGHTS: Fifty Shades Of Grey (UNI) leads international with $36M; Focus (WB) pulls $12.2M in soft rollout; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FOX) widely outperforms original in debuts; Kingsman: The Secret Service (FOX) jumps to No. 1 in Korea; Big Hero 6 (DIS) China release sets animated record for studio; American Sniper (WB) continues to make Eastwood’s day; The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (PAR) swims close to $100M; Birdman (FOX) gets Oscar…
  • Oscar’s Halo At The Box Office: ‘Birdman’, ‘Still Alice’ & More Shine

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Oscar winners Birdman, Whiplash and Theory of Everything are available on VOD and DVD, but you wouldn’t think that looking at their fantastic box office results this weekend. And that wasn’t all. Still Alice, The Imitation Game, American Sniper and even foreign language film nominees Leviathan and Wild Tales were basking in the afterglow of last Sunday’s Academy Awards. Fox Searchlight’s Birdman led with one of the highest weekend-to-weekend percent jumps of 125% (behind R…
 
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    The Conversation

  • We are all suspects now thanks to Australia's data retention plans

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The metadata report disregards a range of reports demonstrating that retention is ineffective. Flickr/r2hox, CC BY-SAAustralia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) last week endorsed the data retention bill, which means we’re all suspects now. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 provides for mandatory retention by internet service providers (ISPs), phone companies and other entities of telecommunications metadata -– data that in aggregate provides a picture of our lives. The data will be accessible by a…
  • Labour market weakens, but RBA Shadow Board recommends against further rate cut

    Timo Henckel, Lecturer, Research School of Economics, ANU, and Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australian National University
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Australia's labour market is weakening, but the Shadow Board recommends no change to the cash rate. Flickr/Thami César, CC BYThe CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should set. Timo Henckel is the non-voting chair of the board. Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised many by lowering the cash rate from 2.5% to 2.25%, pointing to a likely fall in economic growth over the next 12 months – around 2.25%, well below trend…
  • Brandis censured by Senate over Triggs attacks

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Attorney-General George Brandis has reiterated his lack of confidence in Gillian Triggs. AAP/Lukas CochThe Senate has censured Attorney-General George Brandis, saying he is “unfit to hold the office”, over his behaviour in relation to Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs. The motion, moved by the opposition and carried 35-32, condemned Brandis for failing to defend Triggs from “malicious attacks” and seeking to get her to resign by “facilitating an offer of an alternative role”. Apart from the opposition and the Greens, Clive Palmer’s two PUP senators voted for the…
  • Health Check: how to exercise safely in the heat

    Daniel Green, Winthrop Professor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    If you're not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise. lzf/ShutterstockExercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing. Human core body temperature typically remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, with small fluctuations across the day. Larger changes above 40°C can be dangerous. Fortunately, humans are relatively well-adapted to dealing with the heat. One theory is that humans evolved a survival advantage as…
  • Explainer: what is Hizb ut-Tahrir?

    Ali Mamouri, PhD Candidate at the Institute for Social Justice at Australian Catholic University
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Hizb ut-Tahrir, represented by spokesman Uthman Badar, has courted controversy and been criticised by Tony Abbott in recent times. AAP/Dean LewinsMost Australians, including those of Middle Eastern background, had not heard of Hizb ut-Tahrir before the Islamic group was highlighted in the media and by Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently. Abbott said in a national security statement last week that: Organisations and individuals blatantly spreading discord and division – such as Hizb ut-Tahrir – should not do so with impunity. But is Hizb ut-Tahrir really an extremist group? Does it have…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • New Words Added to OxfordDictionaries.Com Include Vishing, Unboxing, and RDF

    Gary Price
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    From the Oxford Words Blog: One of the new words that reflects a change in technology in recent years, the noun bioprinting is defined as ‘the use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells, e.g. to produce tissue for reconstructive surgery’. Bioprinter also enters our dictionary in this update; other new words from the sphere of technology include optogenetics, data scientist, and RDF. The etymological journey to the noun vishing starts some distance away, with a sense of the word freak. This was respelled in phreaking, due to association with…
  • Texas A&M University Libraries Acquires 5 Millionth Volume, First Ed. of The Hobbit Donated By George R.R. Martin

    Gary Price
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    From Texas A&M University Libraries: [Last Friday] Texas A&M University Libraries acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit—a gift from award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author George R.R. Martin, creator of the best-selling book series “Game of Thrones.” [Clip] Only 1,500 published first-editions of The Hobbit exist. The volume features a striking dust jacket complete with the publisher’s hand-corrected spelling error on the inside flap. The first-edition will be shelved in Cushing alongside an array of later editions…
  • Library and Archives Canada Announces Major Acquisition of Photographs

    Gary Price
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    From LAC: On the 100th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed Canadian photographer Malak (OC, MPA), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a significant amount of the artist’s photographic archives. The recent acquisition includes approximately 200,000 photographic transparencies and negatives, ca. 1968–2001, as well as 13 exhibitions prints and textual records. This constitutes a significant addition to the Malak (1915–2001) fonds held by LAC. LAC will work to make these holdings available through its website as they become digitized. Read the…
  • Video: Inside The Vaults of the Delaware Public Archives

    Gary Price
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    From Newsworks/WHYY: The Delaware Public Archives building is nestled among museums, courthouses, and government buildings. Step inside and you’ll find a beautiful research library, just waiting for you to research anything from the history of one of Delaware’s towns, or your families’ genealogy. Three out of every four people that visit the library are doing genealogy work. [Clip] The mission of the public archives is to preserve and conserve all the records contained in its three massive vaults. The folks that work there take the job very seriously. “We’re…
  • New Articles and Presentations: Future of the Book, Interactive Science Publishing, and Library Ebooks

    Gary Price
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    A new issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing (JEP) (Volume 18, No. 2; Spring 2015) is now available online and we encourage you to take a look at what’s available in this open access publication edited by Maria Bonn and published by Michigan Publishing. Today, we want to highlight two articles in this issue. 1. Physics and the Future of Books by Peter Meyers It’s hard to see the future of the book when our current model is centuries old. To look ahead, we have to look within—at the materials and forms now at our disposal. A review of some key digital media properties suggests…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

    fulltextreports
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together Source: Foundation Center In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, we look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in […]
  • Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

    fulltextreports
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as Ebola. Discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests […]
  • CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Youth Violence

    fulltextreports
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    CDC Grand Rounds: Preventing Youth Violence Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Youth violence occurs when persons aged 10–24 years, as victims, offenders, or witnesses, are involved in the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others. Youth violence typically involves young persons hurting other young persons and can take […]
  • Identity Theft Tops FTC’s Consumer Complaint Categories Again in 2014

    fulltextreports
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Identity Theft Tops FTC’s Consumer Complaint Categories Again in 2014 Source: Federal Trade Commission Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year, while the agency also recorded a large increase in the number of complaints about so-called “imposter” scams, according to the FTC’s 2014 Consumer Sentinel […]
  • Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries (2010-2012)

    fulltextreports
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries (2010-2012) (PDF) Source: U.S. Fire Administration Report findings An estimated 70,450 firefighter injuries occurred annually. Of these injuries, 31,550 occurred on the fireground, and 4,150 occurred while responding to or returning from an incident. The majority of fire-related firefighter injuries (87 percent) occurred in structure fires. In addition, on average, structure fires […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • ‘Good Men and True’ at Planet Ant is a celebration of local artists and Motown collaboration

    Karen Dybis
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    You hear about supporting small businesses in Detroit, new and old. But how about supporting the area’s playwrights, directors and actors? It’s an interesting idea that director Sara Catheryn Wolf threw out there for discussion when we were talking about the new play she’s helping create called “Good Men and True,” which opens March 6 at Hamtramck’s Planet Ant. If we support Small Business Saturday, the “Shop Small” or “Shop Local” movements and the like, then there is something to be said for supporting local theaters. They’re small businesses, after all. And they’re…
  • Survey says: Downtown Detroit has potential, perception improved

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    By Ardelia Lee The results of the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s 2014 Downtown Detroit Perceptions Survey are in, and they reflect the growth and changes that Downtown Detroit has experienced. The survey was taken by 4,685 people and focused on seven key areas: safety, cleanliness, parking, walkability and biking, transit, and living Downtown. The DDP will be conducting this survey annually they plan it to serve as a benchmark. “We had broad and diverse participation, four times more people took the survey than we expected, and it’s wonderful to see that people are excited and…
  • Art X Detroit is back bigger and better

    M Lapham
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    The art community will invade Detroit come April when Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience occupies Midtown for not one … not two … but three weekends. Starting on April 9 and continuing on weekends through April 26 (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26) there will be 10 days of celebration of the Detroit arts. You can attend dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel discussions and interactive experiences all created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows. The creative outposts will be set up at nearly…
  • Q&A with Detroit artist Alyssa Klash: Art and Business can peacefully co-exist

    Karen Dybis
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Contrary to popular belief, making art isn’t just about being hit with a single bolt of inspiration that propels your work to genius level. It is more about working, working, working. It is about making stuff even when you don’t feel like making stuff. And then making some more. That is why Detroit artist Alyssa Klash is the kind of artist the city needs and embraces right now. Klash has paid her dues – and her tuition. She has worked the long hours for little pay and little recognition. She has made stuff even when she’d rather be in bed or drinking wine along the Seine. She’s a…
  • D2D connects Detroit companies as buyers and suppliers and has potential for $1 billion in spend

    M Lapham
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Won’t you be my neighbor? And my business partner? Detroit’s businesses are taking this to heart as business owners like Saundra Little use Detroit to Detroit (D2D) to make connections and strengthen each other and the city. Little recently attended the D2D Opportunity event at the Westin Book Cadillac where she found great leads for her business, Centric Design Studio. It specializes in renovating inside space so it incorporates design themes and graphics that support a company’s brand. It was a good day. She got interviews with three large prospective clients and an…
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  • Tyga on Kylie Jenner: ‘I Love Her as a Person’ (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    *Tyga stopped by 92.3 AMP Radio with Chris Brown on Monday where he addressed rumors about his relationship with Kylie Jenner. Kanye West basically confirmed their relationship, but the Young Money rapper hadn’t; he had some explaining to do, according to AceShowbiz. Not to mention that photo on Instagram of Jenner captioned, “Your beauty never goes unnoticed. One of the […]
  • Ludacris and New Wife Eudoxie Expecting their First Child Together (Photo)

    EurPublisher
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    *Welp(!), baby number 3 is on the way to join Ludacris‘ 13 year-old daughter Karama and 15 month-old Cai (from previous relationships). That’s right, the recently married rapper/actor and Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue are expecting what will be his third child, reports PEOPLE. “Beautiful day on the beach,” Mbouguiyengue captioned a photo posted to her Instagram Sunday […]
  • Adrian Martinez Focuses on Comedy in Will Smith’s ‘Focus’

    EurPublisher
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    *Adrian Martinez is a modest character actor that has crept into many high quality films such as “The Amazing Spider-Man” 2 (2013), American Hustle (2013), “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013), and “Kick-Ass” (2010). Martinez started off doing television, appearing on several series such as “The Sopranos” (2000), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (2003-2006), […]
  • Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard on Why They Never Hooked Up

    Deron Dalton
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    *The chemistry between Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard is there, but not the sex. Although they do have a deep love for one another like their characters on “Empire.” “I just knew it had to be him. When I read the script, I was like, ‘This is that deep love that you can’t explain, […]
  • Impromp2’s Johnny Britt Sings with Legend and Common at Oscars

    EurPublisher
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    *In case you are wondering what recording artist, Johnny Britt, founder of the Motown/Mojazz group Impromp2, is up to, he’s started 2015 with a bang. For one, Britt recently took his “Marvin Meets Miles” show to Blues Alley in Washington D.C. and needless to say, his return to the D.C. area was a huge success. […]
 
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  • Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson Speaks on Shattering Stereotypes at Next AAUW Meeting

    Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson, assistant professor, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Departments of Sociology and  Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies will speak on “Shattering Stereotypes:  United States Muslim Women’s Experiences and Resistance to Discrimination” at the March 7th meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson served as a research fellow in the Civil Rights Department at the Council for American Islamic Relations and also as a prevention educator for Stand Against Domestic…
  • David Sanborn Performance at Carpenter Center Will Benefit End Polio Now Campaign

    Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    David Sanborn ~ Photo by Hollis King Six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn will bring his genre-defying saxophone style to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the Cal State Long Beach campus March 15 at 2 p.m.Read the rest of David Sanborn Performance at Carpenter Center Will Benefit End Polio Now Campaign
  • Local Girl Scout Shares the Joy of Crafting With Patients at Miller Children’s Hospital

    Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Patients at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are benefiting from the implementation of the Crafty Kids Club, a new club started by a local Girl Scout earning her Gold Award. Audrey See, a senior in the PACE magnet program at Long Beach Poly has been a Girl Scout since she was six years old. Her passion for the arts helped her in selecting this project for her Girl Scouts Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts, which requires the planning and implementation of a project that reaches beyond the Girl Scout organization and provides a…
  • Councilmembers Price and Mungo to Host Reception Honoring Outgoing LBPD East Division Commander Paul LeBaron

    Editor
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Outgoing Long Beach Police Department East Division Commander Paul LeBaron Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, Third District, and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, Fifth District, will be hosting a reception to honor outgoing Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) East Division Commander Paul LeBaron on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Gaslamp Restaurant.Read the rest of Councilmembers Price and Mungo to Host Reception Honoring Outgoing LBPD East Division Commander Paul LeBaron
  • Rummage Sale to benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center

    Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The public is invited to shop for great finds and delightful treasures at a large Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015 from 8am to 4 pm. This event will be located in the parking lot of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 607 E. 3rd Street in Long Beach. Proceeds benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center (MKEC).Read the rest of Rummage Sale to benefit Rising TIDE at Marguerite Kiefer Education Center
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  • Hong Kong rally against Chinese shoppers turns chaotic

    AP News
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    A local villager, center, gestures at protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers at a suburban district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Pic: AP. HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town. Sunday’s unruly demonstration was the latest to target the influx of mainland shoppers to Hong Kong, where many blame their voracious buying habits for distorting the local economy. Two activist groups and their supporters marched…
  • Singapore founding father Lee’s condition improves slightly

    AP News
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Pic: AP. SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s government says the condition of Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s 91-year-old founding father, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, where he is being treated for severe pneumonia. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday said Lee remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation in the ICU at Singapore General Hospital, and is continuing with his antibiotics. It said his “condition has improved slightly.” Lee was admitted to…
  • New India budget aimed at boosting growth and infrastructure

    AP News
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    Pic: AP. NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s finance minister has announced his government’s new budget, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development while vowing to keep a tight control on fiscal deficit. Saturday’s announcement was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s first full budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a thumping majority in national elections in May on the back of promises that he would turn around the economy and boost job creation. Jaitley said the Indian economy is slated to…
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he speaks about Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Pic: AP. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been given the go-ahead by the IOC executive board to change three venue locations. Toshiro Muto, chief executive officer, said Friday that basketball, equestrian and canoe-slalom would be moved.  e said the executive board approved plans for 17 venues to stay the same. Muto said 10 remained, and said some might be changed. Basketball goes to the Saitama Super Arena north of central Tokyo. It…
  • Pakistan: 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists escape from jail

    AP News
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world’s tallest mountains have escaped from jail. Senior police officer Ishaq Hussain says four Pakistanis held at a jail in the northern city of Gilgit tried to escape before dawn Friday. He says the guards chased the men, killing one of them and re-arresting another. But two of their associates escaped. Hussain says security forces are searching for the prisoners. He said authorities arrested the four men about…
 
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  • Walnut Forest

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:52 am
    Today we will keep on exploring Kyrgyzstan without going far from the south part, where we stopped last time. There is a very special place, which is actually one of the biggest treasures of the country. In the province of Jalal Abad, which is just next to the famous Osh province, there is the biggest […]
  • Jyluu Suu

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    I really hope that he story of Mountains Queen – Kurmanjan Datka touched many of yours’ hearts. So, hoping that every detail and information, which is connected to her, will be interesting for you, I decided to write about the place of her residence – Alay valley, just next to the province of Osh. Alay […]
  • Trip to South

    admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Let me take you to the South of Kyrgyzstan, which was in fact one of the cradles of Kyrgyz nation. That is where the famous Alay valleys are located and Kyrgyz people lived the nomadic lifestyle. Among the interesting stories and facts about Alay, there is one that stands out and leaves people in awe. […]
  • Ice Period

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    Sad that I could find no more videos about this amazing place, called “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. It is the favorite destination of many locals on weekends and vacations. This recreational zone provides beautiful atmosphere in harmony with nature throughout the year: in winter it offers a big open air skating rink. Summers can be spent […]
  • “Orlovka”

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Time seems like flowing, flying with the speed of light! Winter is also getting closer to the end. So, I am also doing my best to share as much information as possible on available ski resorts in Kyrgyzstan. This ski base is one of the closest to the capital destinations, with the distance of about 90 […]
 
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  • Fringes

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

    mgopin
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
                        One of the greatest strategic thinkers from the right in Israel speaks his mind. He reflects the majority of the thinking of the military and intelligence upper echelons. But our biggest problem today is democratic lemmings…those who march obediently over cliffs of self-destruction created by demagogues. See full article here.
  • Short Film with a Long History

    mgopin
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
                        I have been haunted by this short film for days. For those who do not know it is about Rainer Rainer Höß, grandson of the commandant of Auschwitz who murdered over 15 thousand human beings a day, at least one million, while raising his children in the camp. Anyone who wants to understand conflict analysis, reconciliation, and who lives with the shadows of Jewish life, should see this. I cannot stop thinking about this. I lost it 2/3 of way in. See it to the end. Watch…
  • Time for Nonviolent Reformation

    mgopin
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
                        Oh, yes, the answer to ISIS barbarity of burning someone to death, is definitely crucifixion. Al Azhar University, under Sisi is making great strides toward restoring decency to Middle Eastern civilization, don’t you think? The decent people of the Middle East have been completely silenced by certain tyrannical regimes on all sides. It is really time for a nonviolent reformation. The Arab Spring was too dramatic and too sudden. This is going to require a…
  • Get Off Oil…Fast.

    mgopin
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
                        By the way this group, whose financial and professional origins came from both secular and religious dictatorships of the middle east and Gulf, is simply taking one step further the complete dehumanization and sale of girls that was going on with others , the Baathists in Syria had already done in this with Iraqi refugee girls and Gulf clients and Gulf complicity, now Syrian girls with Gulf clients and now Isis just increases the horror. The horror looks religious on the…
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  • Crowd Lynches Girl Thought to Be Suicide Bomber

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze yesterday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at the market in Bauchi city. The two...
  • Pyongyang Fires Missiles as War Games Begin

    Rob Quinn
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    The US and South Korea launched their annual joint military exercises early Monday—and North Korea delivered its annual response of missile launches and dire threats. According to Yonhap News , Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea from the western city of Nampo as the drills began. South...
  • Germany Will Reprint Hitler's Mein Kampf

    Matt Cantor
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf , which the Washington Post describes as a "kind of Nazi bible," has long been hidden away in Germany; the state of Bavaria, holder of the rights to the book, has prevented it from being republished since the end of World War II. But at the end...
  • Mass Grave Found Under Paris Supermarket

    Neal Colgrass
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Good thing shoppers didn't know about this: Archaeologists digging under a Paris supermarket have found more than 200 skeletons, most of them buried neatly in a mass grave, France 24 reports. Management at the Monoprix supermarket wanted the basement cleared for redevelopment, but little did they know: "We expected it...
  • Coffee Habit Wards Off Yet Another Illness

    Neal Colgrass
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Rejoice yet again , coffee lovers: A new study says that four or more cups a day may reduce your chance of getting multiple sclerosis, LiveScience reports. An international group of researchers looked at two datasets—one Swedish and one American—and found that people who didn't drink coffee were 1....
 
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  • Couple has sex on subway with baby strapped to woman’s chest (video)

    Admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    A couple in the United Kingdom, were caught having sex on an escalator in full view of the public. The video, which was taken on a subway platform escalator, has gone viral. The woman is seen bending over with her pants down while the man stood behind her engaging in sex acts. People took video of the incident, but the couple did not seem to care. The display was too much for one passerby. He walked over to the couple and kicked the man to break them up. When the woman turned around, people were shocked to discover that she had a baby strapped to her chest. It is unclear if police were…
  • Airplane Almost Collide With Skydivers

    Admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    A lot of things can go wrong while skydiving. Forest Pullman and his skydiving partner were lucky enough to just barely escape disaster. After the two jumped out of their plane and were free falling, the pilot dove the airplane 180 degrees directly at the two. They were just feet away from being hit, but thankfully no one was injured.
  • Crazy Russian Guys Performing Amazing Stunts in the Snow

    Admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Footage released online of a group of young men performing stunts in the snow sparked a police search for a number of the thrill-seekers in Rybinsk, Monday. The video shows a young man being towed through the town's streets on a rubber ring as he crashes into the occasional pine tree or flies over an improvised snow ramp. Other stunts performed in the video show a group of young men jumping from a two storey building wearing only their underwear. After receiving lots of attention online, local police have reportedly identified some of the group, who could now face fines. RT LIVE…
  • Women's dress attacks those who approach it aggressively (video)

    Admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    Women can now walk around more relaxed with added protection against perverts or angry boyfriends by purchasing a new dress that attacks those who approach it aggressively. Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht is using technology to keep unwanted people out of women’s personal space. The new robotic dress called Spider, was created using 3D printing technology, and comes with an advanced Intel chip, sensors and LED lights. Proximity sensors and breathing sensors embedded in the dress maintain control over the environment. The collected data is fed to a computer by the Intel chip. If the…
  • The DEAD ZONE Where Nothing Can Live !

    Admin
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    Have you heard of that Atacama Desert? This South American desert is 600 miles long and lies between the southern border of Peru and Chile’s central coast. On this parched land, nothing can thrive, not a shrub not a lizard or even a tiny beetle — except for the million of people who call this wasteland home. Scientist call this desert the driest place on Earth. (Photo by S. Rossi) According to the National Geographic, there are stretches of the desert that may have never seen a drop of rain. On average, the desert only gets 4 inches of rain every 1000 years. For contrast, New York City…
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  • New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The move “marks a new phase for Xinhua’s presence on global social media”, it said/FILEBEIJING, China, Mar 2 – China’s official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced – all of which are blocked in China. Like many official Chinese bodies, Xinhua is an avid user of Western social media despite their illegality in the country, and by January Xinhua had 30 accounts in different names across the three platforms, it said. “The most influential are the official accounts on Twitter and…
  • Uhuru meets Mo Ibrahim Foundation delegation

    PSCU
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    President Kenyatta said while the Government has improved security in the country, the situation at the regional level remained fragile because of the conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday met the Mo Ibrahim Foundation board and prize committee members who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. President Kenyatta and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation delegation discussed a wide range of issues of national importance including governance and security. The delegation was led by the foundation’s founder and chair, Dr Mo…
  • N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    an undated image of S.Korea’s testings it’s own This undated picture released on February 14, 2013 in Seoul by South Korean Defence Ministry shows the test-launch of its new cruise missile being fired from a warship/AFP SEOUL, Mar 2 – North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike rhetoric on the divided peninsula, and analysts saw the…
  • 40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Protesters set fire to the local government offices of In-Salah district and the residence of the district chief, as well as part of a police dormitory and a police truck/AFPALGIERS, Mar 2 – Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced. “The town of In-Salah saw incidents involving public order, initiated by a group of young people protesting against shale gas operations in the region,” the ministry said in a statement. It said the clashes “caused injuries to 40…
  • China’s leaders meet with ‘rule of law’ on agenda

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Xi’s two-year-old anti-corruption drive – likely to be trumpeted as a triumph at the NPC – has seen thousands of officials disappear into CCDI custody/FILEBEIJING, China, Mar 2 – When Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to “safeguard the rights of people in line with law” in his New Year address, Xu Liangju was in a cell for seeking government action over the killing of her teenage son. On a winter morning, the 45-year-old was muscled into a van, taken to a police station, driven seven hours to her home province of Henan and sentenced by police to 10…
 
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  • Watch: Hoax video of naked man escaping from Buckingham Palace goes viral

    Descrier Staff
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    A video that appears to show a naked man climbing out of a window at Buckingham Palace has gone viral with over 230,000 views in under 24 hours. The video, posted to YouTube by a Swedish user named Anders Dahlberg on 27 February, shows tourist scene of Buckingham Palace, before panning up to show a naked man climbing out of a third-storey window and attempting to descend to the ground on a rope made our of bedsheets. However, before he managed to climb too far, the man falls from the rope and out of site of the camera, behind the palace’s gates. It is currently unclear whether the film…
  • Mexico: Knights Templar drug cartel boss Servando ‘La Tuta’ Gomez arrested

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    The leader of the Knights Templar drugs cartel in Mexico, Servando Gomez, has been arrested by Federal Police (SSP) in Mexico. Gomez, commonly referred to as ‘La Tuta’ (The Teacher), was captured by authorities in Morelia, the capital of the central Mexican state of Michoacán. No shots were fired during the operation. Gomez, a 49-year-old former school teacher, is believed to have been one of the founder members of drug cartel La Familia Michoacana in the 1980s, before going on to establish rival offshoot the Knights Templar in 2010. The Knights Templaer sized control of…
  • Syria: Britain and France reject calls for renewed relationship with Assad

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Britain and France have dismissed any suggestion of renewing a relationship with embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad despite sharing an enemy in the Islamic State. Some members of the European Union (EU) have called on Britain, France and other members of the anti-IS coalition to re-establish relations with Assad in order to better destroy the threat of the Islamic State, which has recently threatened to expand its Caliphate to Rome. However, in articles published in Le Monde and Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, the foreign ministers of Britain and France rejected any ideas of a…
  • UKIP Leicester candidate describes his city as a ‘sh*thole full of Pakis’

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    UKIP has said they are investigating the comments after one of the party’s Leicester council candidates described the city as a “shithole…full of pakis”. Richard Crouch, UKIP’s Bosworth and South Leicestershire branch secretary and failed party candidate in a council by-election last year, made the comments on Facebook while showing his support for Leicester City FC. Twitter user SLATUKIP first publicised the comments in a tweet: Wow. This #Leicester #UKIP Candidate describes his own constituency as a "shithole full of Pakis" HT @Nikkijarvis…
  • #TheDress: Internet confused if dress is white and gold or blue and black

    Descrier Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    A debate between family members as to whether a dress is white and gold or blue and black has gone global after a picture of the fashion item was posted to Tumblr. Alana MacInnes, of Uist, and Caitlin McNeill, from Colonsay, turned to Tumblr after they couldn’t agree on the colour of a dress. McNeill asked her followers: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking… out.” http://swiked.tumblr.com/post/112073818575/guys-please-help-me-is-this-dress-white-and The story quickly went…
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  • Ekkehard Ernst on The Shrinking Middle

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The International Labour Organization says while the demand for highly skilled jobs is on the rise, middle-class jobs are in sharp decline.
  • Building a Monetary Union in East Africa

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
  • Boosting Women-Owned Businesses Key to Growth

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Melanne Verveer , served as Ambassador-at-Large for global women’s issues under President Obama. She says more women in small and medium sized enterprises is a catalyst for growth.
  • Preventing Another Plague

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The World Bank has labeled global pandemic one of the greatest risks facing the world today, but according to one economist, preventing such a disaster is only a matter of political will.
  • IMF Grants Help Ebola-hit Countries Drive Down Debt

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The IMF will provide grants totaling $100 million to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt.
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  • Australia Supports Food Fortification in the Solomon Islands

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The Australian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Solomon Islands Government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands.Australia helped broker the innovative public-private partnership between nine stakeholders, which will see commonly eaten food in the Solomon Islands fortified with micronutrients such as iron, zinc and folate.Speaking at the signing of the agreement, the Australian High Commission’s Minister Counsellor Sue Connell said Australia is pleased to be supporting this landmark…
  • Bank South Pacific opens new top of the class commercial centre in the industrial city of Lae

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    The official opening on Friday was officiated by BSP Board Chairman Kostas Constantinou, OBE, and bank CEO Robin Fleming, witnessed by members of the BSP Board, the Lae business community representatives and members of the media.The new BSP Lae Commercial Centre which was opened for business last October 24th 2014 creates a unique business banking experience that is not provided anywhere else in Lae. This comprises the Premium Banking Centre and BSP First which delivers a fully functional business banking facility on the ground floor.BSP Corporate Department and BSP Finance Limited, the…
  • Total SA to operate PNG's Gulf project

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    TOTAL SA, French based global energy giant has been appointed Operator of Petroleum Retention Licence (PRL15) 15 Joint Venture.InterOil Corporation (InterOil), partner in the project, commonly known as Gulf LNG project, last Friday announced that all participants in the PRL 15 Joint Venture have unanimously voted to appoint Total E&P PNG Limited as operator of the PRL 15 Joint Venture.According to a brief statement issued by InterOil last Friday; the appointment will take effect in accordance with an operator transition plan and the terms of the Joint Venture Operating Agreement.InterOil…
  • PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill raises West Papua issue

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill raises West Papua IssuePapua New Guinea Prime  Minister Peter O’Neill broached the subject of human rights in Papua and West Papua with visiting Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi at the weekend."I have made my position clear on the Indonesian provinces of West Papua and Papua and we appreciate Indonesia’s understanding that our concern on this issue relates to human rights, and this is not linked to issues of sovereignty," he said in a media statement yesterday.Ms Marsudi was on first visit to Port Moresby where she met her PNG…
  • PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill Welcomes Ongoing Strengthening of Indonesia Relationship

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    THE Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the relationship between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia continues to strengthen and grow.He made the comments following a meeting with Indonesia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Retno Marsudi, yesterday in Port Moresby.“It is our pleasure to have Foreign Minister Marsudi make her first visit to Papua New Guinea representing the Government of President Joko Widodo.“We hope the Foreign Minster and her delegation have gained greater insight to our nation.“Papua New Guinea and Indonesia share a land border and it is essential that…
 
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  • Obama's Comprehensive Approach to Counterterrorism

    Junaid Afeef and Adam Tiffen
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In Washington last week, President Obama convened a conference with leaders from local and faith communities, the private sector, law enforcement, and foreign nations to discuss “countering violent extremism” (CVE), a catch-all term for pushing back against terrorist recruitment and propaganda. Only days after the CVE summit ended, newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met with a similar group at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, including US military combatant commanders, regional military leaders, and representatives of partner states. The purpose of the meeting was to analyze the…
  • ISIS' Next Target

    Michael J. Totten
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis are going…
  • The Liberal Crack-up over ISIS

    James Kirchick
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Has Chris Matthews joined the ranks of the dreaded neoconservatives? Usually the MSNBC host has no time for foreign policy interventionists, national security hawks, and the other assorted defense intellectuals crudely classified under the “neocon” label. “There’s always a war that the neocons are looking forward to,” he grumbled in 2012. “Neocons,” he said that same year in a discussion of Mitt Romney’s presidential advisers, are “horrible, dangerous people.” Just five months ago, Matthews lambasted none other than President Obama, not a man usually accused of falling…
  • Re-monopolizing China's Industry

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The recent completion of two government-directed mergers in China’s energy and manufacturing sectors and other mergers now in the making suggest Beijing is reversing two decades of reform intended to make Chinese industry more efficient and competitive in local and global markets. The ongoing effort is certain to fail in the long term. As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week, Beijing is contemplating two mergers of state oil giants: the China National Petroleum Corporation with China Petrochemical Corporation, better known as Sinopec,and China National Offshore Oil Corporation with…
  • Moscow Bookstore Oozes with Kremlin Propaganda

    Hannah Thoburn
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    The titles on the shelves are nothing short of sensational: The End of Project “Ukraine, Kyiv Kaput, World Wars and World Elites, The Defense of Donbas. They all sit prominently displayed in the politics section of Biblio-Globus, a sprawling bookstore just a stone’s throw from the infamous Lubyanka Prison, in central Moscow. The overall theme is clear: Ukraine, an unnatural country, has been overrun by an American-controlled junta bent on leading the world to war and destroying Russia. That same message is ever-present on television screens across Russia and in the print media. With…
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    Pars Herald

  • Jihadi John is Identified

    Mostafa Moradi
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    “Jihadi John”, the British-sounding Islamic State front man and spokesperson, with a particular fondness for performing brutal beheadings on innocent people for the cameras, has been identified as someone from London called Mohammed Emwazi. He is known to British security forces, but they elected not to release his name earlier for fear of compromising ongoing operations. Named but probably not shamed As the name was released, journalists around the UK began scrabbling around trying to find relatives, ex-employees and the life history of the masked man, and no doubt in the days to come…
  • Dubai: Torch Tower Fire Damage is More Than Superficial

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    As flames engulfed the top 30 floors of one of Dubai Marina’s most in-demand expatriate residencies, the Torch Tower, one couldn’t help feel an overwhelming and really rather unfortunate sense of déjà vu. Back in 2012, fire almost completely gutted the Tamweel Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers, another large expat-dominated complex just over the road from the Marina. But since 2007, fires in tall buildings across the UAE are actually a shockingly regular occurrence. The habitual tendency to just mindlessly launch cigarette butts off balconies is indicative of the self-centred nature of such…
  • Smart Investors Look For SEIS Seal Of Approval

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Smart entrepreneurs looking for business angel investment can look to enhance their prospects with a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) seal of approval. With a new study revealing 90% of business angels insist on SEIS pre-approval for their investment cash, entrepreneurs wanting financial help with their start-up can make their venture more attractive to investors under the scheme. Before going to business angels, entrepreneurs need to submit the details of their startup to HMRC’s Small Company Enterprise Centre. Specialists at the centre go through applications to join SEIS or the…
  • Your Crowdfunding Investment Choice Could Very Quickly Change

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    It has recently been discovered that investors using Crowdfunding to invest in a particular project may find their initial investment issued for an alternative idea instead. This is becoming an increasingly common practice among entrepreneurs using the un-regulated sector to gain capital for their ideas. It is known as “pivoting” and basically refers to the entrepreneur taking investors’ money and the changing the business plan and project without their approval. Most of the time there is good reasoning behind the change in direction that some investors have witnessed their projects…
  • Five UK Providers Sign Up To Pension Freedoms

    Saeed Maleki
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    So far five of the largest insurers in the UK have confirmed that hey will allow their customers to use their pension pot as a bank account, once freedom is granted as of April. The providers who will be ready to meet what is likely to be a huge demand in two months, are Aegon, Scottish Widows, Phoenix, Standard Life and Aviva. This means they are prepared to grant 100% withdrawals (25% tax free), or any other variable withdrawals as and when their customers aged 55 or over wish. Meanwhile, Legal & General and LV= will not be making any such allowances. They will allow partial lump sums…
 
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  • Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment

    kevinanchi
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Michelle Harrison A poll by Kantar’s TNS reveals that Labour is now the most trusted party in three key policy areas: investing more in healthcare, reducing unemployment and improving education. The Conservatives are the most trusted party on generating economic growth. The survey of 1,193 adults shows that the top three policy … …read more Read more here: Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment      The post Labour ahead on healthcare, education and reducing unemployment appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment

    kevinanchi
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Michelle Harrison A poll by Kantar’s TNS reveals that Labour is now the most trusted party in three key policy areas: investing more in healthcare, reducing unemployment and improving education. The Conservatives are the most trusted party on generating economic growth. The survey of 1,193 adults shows that the top three policy … …read more Read more here: Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment      The post Labour ahead on health, education and unemployment appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • The NPD Group: Apple iTunes Dominates Internet Video Market

    kevinanchi
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    According to The NPD Group, a global information company, Apple dominates the home digital-video sector, in much the same way it dominates digital music. iTunes’ share of electronic sell-through (EST) for television shows reached 67 percent in 2012. EST television sales from Xbox Video, Apple’s nearest competitor, comprised 14 percent of the market. When it comes to feature-length movies, iTunes boasted a 65 percent share of EST, with Amazon and Xbox Video far behind at 10 percent each. Note: EST includes only video content that is purchased by consumers for permanent ownership.
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact

    kevinanchi
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As yet another massive blizzard hit New England on Valentines Day, the jointly hosted Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School gathering focused on social entrepreneurship and impact… …read more Read more here: Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact      The post Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • U.S. Hispanics Define Nutrition in Terms of Quality and Quantity and Perceive Healthy Foods as Less Tasty, Reports NPD

    kevinanchi
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Leading market research company, The NPD Group, will be launching a new Retail Tracking Service, which will monitor sales of toy products from a diverse range of retailers across brick & mortar and e-commerce channels. The new service captures close to 80 percent of U.S. retailers, representing nearly 38,000 doors, and will deliver comprehensive coverage of point-of-sale purchasing in 99 toy categories. …read more Read more here: U.S. Hispanics Define Nutrition in Terms of Quality and Quantity and Perceive Healthy Foods as Less Tasty, Reports NPD      The post…
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  • PTI to hold protest against MQM insulting remarks

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    ISLAMABAD: Batting great Zaheer Abbas feels that considering India’s recent dismal show in Australia, Pakistan has a golden chance this time to break the jinx of not beating the defending champions in a World Cup match. Pakistan could never win against arch rivals India in the last five meetings of the World Cup. They play against each other in their campaign opener in a potentially high voltage contest on February 15 at Adelaide oval. He said “Pakistan could never win against India in a World Cup but they have a golden chance to break that jinx this time. I have seen…
  • Delegation of Chinese energy company calls on Shahbaz

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    LAHORE: A delegation of prominent energy company of China, Sinohydro on Tuesday called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and expressed interest in setting up a project of power generation with LNG. Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said steps were being taken speedily to overcome energy crisis being faced by the country. He said the government had adopted an effective strategy for power generation through gas, coal, solar and other sources while efforts were also being made for low-cost power generation. Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the interest shown by the Chinese…
 
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    International Relations Online

  • Student Spotlight: Zoë Treuer

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

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

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

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

    John Sinden
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    What is World Toilet Day and why did the United Nations design a day dedicated to sanitation and waste removal? World Toilet Day, held on November 19, is an annual day designed to promote action and awareness around the fact that 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to toilets or latrines. The Mission Achieving greater sanitation, as a target of the seventh Millennium Development goal, is moving at a slower pace than other targets and goals. In order to fuel progress in realizing this target the United Nations created World Toilet Day in 2001. The UN and its agencies, in…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Google, Solar City reportedly team up to create $750 million in residential solar projects

    Anna Domanska
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    According to SolarCity, the new fund is the largest ever created for residential solar power. Google Inc made a commitment to invest $300 million that would finance residential solar projects. SolarCity Corp on Thursday announced in a company blog post that it has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with Google Inc investing around $300 million. SolarCity is headed by CEO Lyndon Rive, cousin to Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk who also happens to be Chairman of the Board. The company is involved in the design, installation and sale or lease of solar…
  • Toyota begins production of Mirai electric car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells

    Christy Gren
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    Toyota plans to sell the Mirai for about $45,000 in the U.S. In what would be a turning point in automotive history, the world’s biggest carmaker Toyota has unveiled the assembly on which the fuel-cell car will be me made. The car known as Mirai (meaning “future” in Japanese) will be the first mass market car that runs on electricity generated by the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. It does not emit carbon dioxide, but rather, water as the only exhaust. As compared to plugged in overnight cars, the sedan can drive for 300 miles, takes only about three minutes to…
  • Motorola announces Moto E (2nd Gen) 3G model priced at $120, 4G version to cost $150

    Carrie Ann
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Moto E is aimed at a very specific audience, such people who have never owned a smartphone in their lives. Motorola, a part of Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch and immediate availability of the new version of its Moto E smartphone, the latest member of the company’s line of low-end smartphones. The new version, named as Moto E (2nd Gen) has been launched in two variants. The unlocked 3G model is available for approximately for $120 and 4G LTE version will cost approximately $150. The second generation Moto E features 4.5-inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) resolution,…
  • Google’s Offers ‘infinity million’ dollars to find bugs in Chrome

    Anna Domanska
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Google decided to expand the program running it throughout the year to make it more accessible to people. The Pwnium vulnerability reward program, Google’s yearly bug hunting event where security experts flag up vulnerabilities will now be running all through the year instead of a one day affair. Previously, Pwnium was held by the company annually at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver to find security problems in its Chrome browser, Chrome OS and affiliated applications. Researchers were required to turn up to CanSecWest in order to present their findings in a one day event.
  • Google Chrome beefs up security from unwanted softwares, to warn users against visiting such sites

    Carrie Ann
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads. Tech giant Google recently announced that it has added more protection from unwanted softwares. The company’s Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads and start warning users before visiting sites that might prompt them to download programs or malware that could ruin their computers or otherwise disrupt their web browsing experience. This means that from now on when users attempt to open a page, they will be presented with this warning in red…
 
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  • Will Tyson Fury enter a world title fight against Klitschko or Wilder “Undercooked”?

    bayloric
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones gives his opinion on last night’s performance of the WBO number 1 contender TYSON FURY fight against WBO number 3 contender CHRISTIAN HAMMER in LONDON. This was the final fight before Tyson fights either World Champion Deontay Wilder who came of an impressive 12 rounds points victory over BERMANE STIVERNE or WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO who proved why he is considered the undisputed world champion by a destructive knockout performance over previously unbeaten number 1 contender KUBRAT PULEV who was feared by some of the world best contenders. How did TYSON FURY…
  • Klitschko Trainer Bashir gives fight breakdown for Thurman vs Guerrero

    bayloric
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    James Ali Bashir talks to BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones about the upcoming welterweight clash between Keith “One Time” Thurman against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Filed under: America, Boxing, Combat Sports, Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Sport, USA Boxing Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Boxing, Boxing expert, boxing news, Boxing Predictions, BOXING VIDEOS, ingram jones, James Ali Bashir, James Ali Bashir 2015, James Ali Bashir best, KEITH THURMAN, Predictions, Robert Guerrero, sports, Thurman News, Thurman vs Guerrero
  • Actor Leonard Nimoy “SPOCK” Passes away aged 83 in Los Angeles

    bayloric
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Mr. Spock in the sci-fi series Star Trek, passed away today at the age of 83. BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones gives a short tribute to the great actor in this video. Filed under: Actor, America, Breaking News, Films, Leonard Nimoy, Movies, Newspapers, Retro, Sci Fi, Science FIction, Spock, Star Trek, Television, TV Characters Tagged: Breaking News, Entertainment, Leonard Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy Actor, Leonard Nimoy Death, Leonard Nimoy Spock, Leonard Nimoy Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy tribute, Long Live and Prosper, Los Angeles, Movie World, Movies,…
  • Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos fight preview by BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones

    bayloric
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Filed under: Belfast, Boxing, Carl Frampton, Combat Sports, Fight news, ingram jones, Ireland, Newspapers, Sports, Uk News, UK Sports Tagged: BaylorIC TV, boxing news, Carl Frampton, Carl Frampton fights, Carl Frampton news, Carl Frampton vs, Carl Frampton vs Chris Avalos, ingram jones, Latest Boxing News
  • Boxing Special : Tyson Fury vs Christian Hammer Fight Preview by BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones

    bayloric
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Filed under: BaylorIC Tv, Boxing, Christian Hammer, heavyweights, ingram jones, Latest Boxing News, Sports, sports blog, sports news, Tyson Fury News Tagged: BaylorIC TV, bbc sport. sky sports news, Boxing Blog, boxing news, Boxing video, British Heavyweights, Fury Boxing, fury news, Fury vs Hammer, Fury vs Kitschko, Fury vs Wilder, ingram jones, Ingram Jones 2015, Tyson Fury 2015, Tyson Fury Feb 28th, Tyson Fury News, Tyson fury next fight, Tyson Fury next opponent, Tyson Fury Video, Tyson Fury vs Christian Hammer
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Re-monopolizing China's Industry

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    The recent completion of two government-directed mergers in China’s energy and manufacturing sectors and other mergers now in the making suggest Beijing is reversing two decades of reform intended to make Chinese industry more efficient and competitive in local and global markets. The ongoing effort is certain to fail in the long term. As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week, Beijing is contemplating two mergers of state oil giants: the China National Petroleum Corporation with China Petrochemical Corporation, better known as Sinopec,and China National Offshore Oil Corporation with…
  • Hong Kong Protests Traders from China

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    On Sunday, more than a hundred protesters—most of them young—mobbed New Town Plaza, a mall in the Sha Tin District of Hong Kong. There, they clashed with shoppers and hounded tourists from mainland China. Police tussled with the demonstrators, wielded batons, used pepper spray, and made arrests during the second consecutive Sunday of demonstrations against “parallel traders,” individuals buying goods in Hong Kong and lugging them across the border to China. On February 8th, there were similar protests in Tuen Mun, an area also close to the China border. For years, residents of…
  • Will Japan Flex Its Naval Power in South China Sea?

    Gordon G. Chang
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    In a startling interview with Reuters, Admiral Robert Thomas, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said that America would welcome Japan patrolling the South China Sea, south of the Japanese islands and far beyond the country’s current area of operations. Tokyo has no current plans to send planes and ships into that body of water, but Beijing, which aggressively patrols there, is already upset. “I think that JSDF operations in the South China Sea make sense in the future,” Thomas said, using the acronym for the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The admiral’s comment signaled Japan would soon…
  • An Ominous Chinese Military Parade

    Gordon G. Chang
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Everyone loves a parade. And, evidently, no one more so than General Secretary Xi Jinping. The Chinese ruler has scheduled a grand military procession through the heart of Beijing in early September. The news of the parade, carried in state and Communist Party media but still not officially confirmed, was unexpected and suggests China will continue to move in dangerous directions. There have been 14 military parades in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Eleven occurred between 1949 and 1959, during the era of founder and tyrant Mao Zedong. His first three successors—Deng…
  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

    Gordon G. Chang
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Chinese state media both denigrated President Obama’s historic trip to New Delhi this week and excoriated American policy in what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine US-Indian ties.  On Monday, an American leader attended Republic Day celebrations in the Indian capital for the first time ever, and Obama became the first US president to visit India twice while in office.  Beijing was obviously concerned, putting forward two broad themes across its media platforms. First, Xinhua News Agency, in a commentary titled “US, India Unlikely on Same Page,”referred to “the…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • ISIS' Next Target

    Michael J. Totten
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis are going…
  • Egypt Unites Against ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The Libyan branch of ISIS massacred 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend. A knife-wielding executioner frog-marched the bound and blind-folded captives to a beach in front of a camera, said “safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for,” and cut off their heads. The Egyptian government responded at once and attacked ISIS positions in the city of Derna near the border with at least two waves of air strikes. Egyptian Christians in Libya are hardly “crusaders.” Like Mexican migrant workers in the US, they’re leaving desperate conditions back home and looking for jobs.
  • No Proxy War Against Russia

    Michael J. Totten
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    Senator Ted Cruz thinks the United States should arm Ukraine so it can beat Russian-backed separatists in the east. As much as we’d love to help plucky Ukraine resist the giant bear to the north—and we have a solid precedent under our belts—it’s a terrible idea. Backing the Mujahideen against the Soviet Union during its occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s worked smashingly well. Moscow learned the hard way that it could no longer project enough hard power to shield its vassal states from local uprisings and everything fell apart almost instantly. Afghanistan was hardly the only…
  • ISIS Meets Steel

    Michael J. Totten
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    The idea that what happens in Syria stays in Syria is as dead as Saddam Hussein, but ISIS is meeting steel as it expands.  The Lebanese army is facing as many as 3,000 fighters in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains along the Syrian border and Nicholas Blanford reports a war of attrition is taking place there. In late January the army “roasted” ISIS with artillery, according to a military advisor he spoke to, then picked up “the smoking remains.” Meanwhile, the Jordanian air force flew devastating sorties over the Islamic State’s “capital” of Raqqa in Syria yesterday to retaliate for…
  • Moscow is Still Churlish About the Loss of East Germany

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:45 pm
    The Russian government is considering a proposal to condemn the “annexation” of East Germany by West Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even Vladimir Putin knows the only reason East Germany ever existed as a separate political entity is because the Russians occupied it an imposed a totalitarian puppet regime on its subjects. The Russians are just mad that the rest of the world won’t recognize their annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, and Germany has been their favorite Euro punching bag since Hitler invaded the Motherland.  Walter Russell Mead explained Putin’s psychology…
 
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Why Russia Will Lose in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    So who’s winning the war in eastern Ukraine—Russia or Ukraine? The answer is not as simple as it might seem, because victory means different things for each side. A Russian victory could take one of two forms: territorial expansion into large parts of southeastern Ukraine or the imposition on Ukraine of disadvantageous peace terms. Or it could take both forms. But neither has happened, and neither is likely to happen. Anything short of such a victory amounts to a defeat for Russia. Having destroyed the Russian economy, transformed Russia into a rogue state, and alienated Russia’s allies…
  • Trusting or Containing Putin?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Now that the first step toward a negotiated settlement of the Russo-Ukrainian war may have been reached in Minsk, the question of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reliability as a negotiating partner should be on everyone’s mind. In a word, can he be trusted with anything? The answer, unfortunately, is no—for several important reasons. First, by invading and annexing the Crimea, Putin violated the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, in which Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom agreed to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity in exchange for Ukraine’s…
  • The Case for Arming Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    No one could make the case against supplying weapons to Ukraine better than my good friend Rajan Menon, a professor of political science at City College of New York. So, if his best shot falls short, then it’s safe to say that there is no sound argument against America’s provision of military hardware to Ukraine. That best shot appeared last week as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. And it falls far short of what it sets out to be—a persuasive critique of a report released by the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that argues for US…
  • Putin's War on Civilians Defines Terrorism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is rapidly cementing his reputation as a sponsor of terrorism in Ukraine. One could, with some stretch of the imagination, have qualified the earlier violence perpetrated by his proxies in eastern Ukraine as mere “separatism.” In a blog post on April 14, 2014, however, I suggested that it qualified as terrorism, and that Putin’s Russia was therefore a state sponsor of terrorism. I then provided the definition of terrorism found in Section 2656f(d) of Title 22 of the United States Code: (1) the term “international terrorism” means terrorism involving…
  • Free Nadia Savchenko!

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Vladimir Putin’s star political prisoner—Nadia Savchenko—is a 34-year-old Ukrainian helicopter pilot who served with a volunteer battalion in eastern Ukraine this summer and was taken prisoner by Putin’s proxies. She was subsequently charged with abetting the deaths of two Russian journalists who died in an artillery exchange between Ukrainian and Russian forces. Currently imprisoned in Moscow, Savchenko has been on a hunger strike since December 13, 2014. Needless to say, her life is in danger. On January 9th, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called for Savchenko’s…
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  • The Federal Reserve’s True Agenda and how to deal with it

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Following up on my blog of July 15, 2010 entitled “Why Reshaping the Federal Reserve is today an Absolute Must”  I thought I’d share these thoughts with you, demonstrating the Federal Reserve’s true agenda in the economy today, and why reshaping the Fed is again needed more than ever at this juncture of our country’s economic history.   In fact, contrary to popular belief, I frankly believe that the Fed has spent the last two decades creating the illusory “wealth effect” in people’s minds; knowing very well that what they do has no direct effect on the economy. If you…
  • Can we separate Economics and Politics?

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    Some people criticize the injection of politics into economic discussions.   But economic historians tell us that economists used to understand and accept that economics is wholly interrelated with politics, and that politics affects our economy.   They note that modern economists have artificially tried to somehow separate the two, like Descartes tried to separate the mind from the body.   Indeed, the father of modern economics – Adam Smith – talked a lot about politics in relation to economics.   For More: Can we separate Economics and Politics? Thank You, The post…
  • America Tear down the wall before it’s too late

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:14 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…
  • Things about being Wealthy

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    I am often asked what is it to be wealthy that most people don’t know much about.   Well here are some facts that may surprise you and that you may or may not have imagined along with some tips as to how to best deal with it.   1. Being wealthy is an incredibly isolating experience. What I mean by that is you can’t really complain about your problems except within your small circle of rich friends. Otherwise, you will sound like an asshole. Even if you do, non-rich people can’t really empathize with you.   There are a few other problems associated with being rich such as…
  • How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    I talk to and meet close to 500 entrepreneurs a year – from the true maverick game changers to the guys as arrogant and dumb as can be -   I believe what differentiates a killer serial entrepreneur from the rest of the crowd is frankly how they operate – no matter what product they are offering.   With around 30 year experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies worth in aggregate over 10 billion dollars during the time period, I thought I’d share with you some of my thoughts in this regard.   For More: How Killer Serial Entrepreneurs Operate Thank You, The post…
 
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  • N Korea opens fire as drills start

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
  • Arrests after HK shopping protest

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
  • US police shoot homeless man dead

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Body at Richard III site 'was woman'

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered next to Richard III's remains contained a woman, who could have been an early Church benefactor, experts reveal
  • Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
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  • LeBron James And James Harden Got Hooked Together And It Resulted In A Ridiculous No-Call

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    1 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    ... The post LeBron James And James Harden Got Hooked Together And It Resulted In A Ridiculous No-Call appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch James Harden Intentionally Kick LeBron James In The Crotch LeBron James Pushed David Blatt While Arguing A Call Andre Iguodala Made Fun Of A Referee For Not Calling Traveling And Got A Technical For It
  • A Guy Covered Himself In Mentos Then Jumped Into A Tub Filled With Coca Cola

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    1 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    ... The post A Guy Covered Himself In Mentos Then Jumped Into A Tub Filled With Coca Cola appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch A Guy Wearing A Mentos Suit Getted Dunked Into A Pool Of Coke Watch These Skydivers Barely Miss Being Killed By The Plane They Jumped Out Of Coke Is Testing Wi-Fi Enabled Coke Machines
  • A Big Dunk Brought The Basket Down And More Basketball Stories You Need To See

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    1 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    ... The post A Big Dunk Brought The Basket Down And More Basketball Stories You Need To See appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Shane Battier Will Join ESPN As A College Basketball Analyst Next Season Joey Crawford Lived Up To His Villain Status Again Roy Hibbert Blocked Carmelo Anthony And It Was Epic
  • Watch James Harden Intentionally Kick LeBron James In The Crotch

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    1 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    ... The post Watch James Harden Intentionally Kick LeBron James In The Crotch appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Kevin Durant Intentionally Hit Chandler Parsons in the Crotch James Harden Dating a Houston Stripper? The NFL Warned Marshawn Lynch About Crotch Grabs
  • When Trying To Throw A Brick Through A Car Window FAILS Miserably

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    1 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    ... The post When Trying To Throw A Brick Through A Car Window FAILS Miserably appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Florida is Removing the Aaron Hernandez All-American Brick From Campus When You Break The Rim On A Free Throw Attempt That’s A Serious Brick The Best Fails of 2013 So Far
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  • ‘Jihadi John’ relatives under watch in Kuwait

    Ogbodo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of “Jihadi John” who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi, named as the militant who has beheaded at least five Western hostages, are working in Kuwait and like him hold British citizenship, Al-Qabas newspaper reported. “Security agencies have taken the necessary measures to monitor them round the clock,” the paper said, citing an “informed source.” The daily did not say how many of Emwazi’s relatives…
  • Mob Beats Up Woman Found with Dead Baby

    Ogbodo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Ago Igbala, Ibafo | credits: Afeez Hanafi Mayhem was let loose in Ago Igbala in the Ibafo area of Ogun State on Thursday after a mentally-challenged woman was caught with a dead newborn baby. It was said the woman, popularly called Tope, was playing with the baby at a refuse dump in the area, when a passerby saw her and raised the alarm. PUNCH Metro gathered that Tope dropped the baby and took to her heels when a mob confronted her. She was said to have been beaten up by the mob, who reportedly chased her towards the …Read More Via:: LAILASBLOG.COM The post Mob Beats Up Woman Found with…
  • North Korea leader tells army to prepare for ‘merciless’ war with US

    Ogbodo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim’s comments came after › The post North Korea leader tells army to prepare for ‘merciless’ war with US appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post North Korea leader tells army to prepare for ‘merciless’ war with US appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • EPL: Coutinho stunner clips Man City’s wings

    Ogbodo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Philippe Coutinho scored a sensational winning goal as Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday to close on the Premier League top four and dent their opponents’ title defence. The Brazilian produced a tremendous finish from 25 yards at Anfield › The post EPL: Coutinho stunner clips Man City’s wings appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post EPL: Coutinho stunner clips Man City’s wings appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • OMG! How Do We End Heartbreaking Evils Like This? (See Photo)

    Ogbodo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    LOOKING at the picture of two-year-old Lovelyn William will elicit tears from the heart of any human being. Naked, with her mouth tapered, hands tied backwards and legs tied together, she lay on the floor of a room at Itori › The post OMG! How Do We End Heartbreaking Evils Like This? (See Photo) appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post OMG! How Do We End Heartbreaking Evils Like This? (See Photo) appeared first on 1Push Naija.
 
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  • Economic Globalization and Poverty

    Kevin Xiang
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Our study on 30 of the poorest countries in the world found that over the past decade, the average standard of living has increased in all of 30 of them as a direct result of economic globalization. Oh damn. Thus we urge to affirm.
  • Welcome to Byline

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Life belongs to the man in the arena.” There is no place that this resonates more than with us here at Byline. Like the world of our forebearers was and the world of our successors will be, ours is a constantly changing one. It is no secret that our […]
  • Politikailag tájékozott rendkívül fontos

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    TRENDSHOW dolor sit amet, fájdalom vagy alkalmazottai, a jogalkalmazás Mauris Mauris pellentesque makró, makró-alapú játék, az orvos és a sollicitudin következményeit a betegség. Azt mondta, a nevetés a gyűlölet volt augue ágy, a tó egy díszítőelem veranda. Orcus értékelését nem a part of Japan, még forró, Nike volt, a tornácon csúnyaság. Ahogy van, a tömeg […]
  • Jest politycznie jest niezwykle ważne

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ból lub pracowników, stosowania prawa Mauris Mauris Pellentesque makro, makro oparte na grze, lekarzowi i sollicitudin skutkami choroby. Mówiło się, śmiech nienawiści miał augue łóżko, jezioro jest element dekoracyjny ganek. Orcus nie oparła wybrzeży Japonii, nawet gotowanie, Nike był ganek brzydoty. Jak to jest, masa ciepło-elit ipsum syna, makro w […]
  • Estante politike informita estas ekstreme grava

    The Editors
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, doloro aŭ oficistoj, apliko de la leĝo Mauris Mauris pellentesque makro, makro-bazita ludo, via kuracisto kaj sollicitudin la konsekvencoj de la malsano. Laŭdire la ridado de malamo havis augue lito, la lago estas ornama elemento portiko. Orcus ne bazi la marbordo de Japanio, eĉ bolantan, Nike estis la portiko de […]
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  • Michelle Branch Files Divorce From 11 Year Marriage

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment According to news from TMZ.com, Michelle Branch has finally filed a divorce from her husband after separating for over a year now. Branch is making it official as she ends her nearly 11 year marriage with husband, Teddy Landau. As usual, under irreconcilable differences. The documents were reportedly filed with a lawyer .. amicable we presume. The two are also working a property settlement while Michelle wants joint custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle. She is currently hooking up with…
  • Christians, Jews, Muslims Hold Peace Pilgrimage In London

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment London (AFP) – Christians, Jews and Muslims from all walks of British life made a pilgrimage through central London on Thursday, in a show of unity against the hatred that drove recent attacks in France and Denmark. More than 100 people, including faith leaders, children and pensioners, walked in the rain from London’s main mosque at Regent’s Park to the Central Synagogue and then through the bustling crowds of Soho to Westminster Abbey. At each venue they gathered for a moment of…
  • MOVIE TRAILER – Mad Men ‘s Final Season (WATCH)

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment AMC finally releases the first trailer for “ Mad Men ” episodes’ final round, set to Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover.” The pictures seen in the 30-seconds trailer may imply that balmy Los Angeles will be a major setting for the “Mad Men” principles in the last seven episodes of the final season, which bow on April 5. It seem to also hint that there is a possibility of renewed sparks between Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson — a fraught relationship that is one of the series’ biggest…
  • We Won’t Provide Security For February 14 Poll Unless Its Postponed – Military

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Military service chiefs have told the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] that no soldiers will be available to provide security anywhere in the country if it goes ahead with its plans to hold the presidential elections on Saturday next week because they are too busy with operations in the North East region. The commission is expected to table this position, which has created for it a huge dilemma, at meetings planned for this morning with registered political parties, civil society…
  • Man Kills Friend Over Sachet Dry Gin In Lagos

    Okusaga Jumoke
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Investigations are currently ongoing by the Lagos State Police on the death of 57-year-old man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend during a disagreement over a sachet of dry gin worth 30 Naira only. This occured in Otto community, an outskirt of Lagos. A raid spree has also been conducted by Police officers in the community twice and some people had to be roused from sleep and taken away. About 30 suspects were taken by the Police. According to reports, the victim, identified as Mr.
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  • Why the Letters of Keyboard are In 'QWERTY' form? An interesting reason

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

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

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

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Google Went Down!Have you ever wonder what will happen if Google does not work for 5 minutes? What if Google goes down? This is a question that people may ask. We all know that Google is one of the most used things on the internet. Thinking about the server of Google become inoperable for 5 minutes rises a curiosity. We will tell you about what happens when something like this occurs. Do not worry the information is authentic just read on!In 2003, the servers of Google went down for 5 minutes and adverse effects were seen on the internet. It is reported that in these 5 minutes, the traffic of…
  • Petrol Prices Expected to Reduce for Further Rs.6.50 till 1st February

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    The petrol prices in Pakistan have been dropping down in recent times. Though there is petrol crisis going on in Pakistan but still the prices are being reduced instead of getting increased. This is because in the international market the cost of petroleum is decreasing. According to the expectations, the price of petrol per liter will be decreasing for further Rs.6.50 and will reach about Rs.70 per liter. The prices have dropped in few months from Over Rs.100 per liter to Rs. 78.60 per liter.The OGRA (Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority) has said that the summary of reduced prices has been…
 
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  • Liberty and the Bill of Rights

    Dave Corbin and Matt Parks
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    The structural limitations of the Constitution have all disappeared, swallowed up by ideas like “commerce,” “general welfare,” and “necessary and proper.” The foundational document of Anglo-American constitutionalism, the Magna Carta, turns 800 years old this summer. While most important political anniversaries prove fertile ground for historical triumphalists and cynics, the fact that some are celebrating the event as the 800th birthday of modern democracy promises to make for a lively exchange: the triumphalists overstating earlier democratic commitments; the cynics…
  • FACT: LA Times slams ‘hypocrite’ liberals who slam thrifty Joni Ernst

    Mindy Astoria
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:51 am
    This article originally appeared in the LA Times. It’s hard to say what coastal liberals think is funnier: the fact that Republican Sen. Joni Ernst’s thrifty mother tied bread bags over her little girl’s feet to protect her shoes on muddy days — or the fact that Ernst comes from Iowa, where the untutored rubes do things like that. Here’s what Ernst said in her rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday: “You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I…
  • OBAMA: ‘It’s time for another tax increase, but you still love me’

    Staff
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on top earners including a hike in investment tax rates in order to fund new tax credits and other measures the White House claims will help the middle class. The president’s proposals also include eliminating a tax break on inheritances are a move towards pleasing the Democratic Party’s liberal base. They will be announced Tuesday night in the State of the Union address, Obama’s first to a Republican-led Congress. He will call for $320 billion in tax increases over 10 years. Aside from funding new tax credits…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Sarkozy slammed by French media for wanting to be at front in historic photo, one Pres. Obama didn’t even show up for

    Mindy Astoria
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    The art of place is what French news media is calling into question. Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed his way to the front of the processions of Heads of State on Sunday managing to drag a short time on the front line of the march. The former president rose to a place between the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  At one point, he was only separated by one person from the current French president, François Hollande . Finally, at the solemn moment of the historical picture of the minute of silence, Nicolas Sarkozy resumed…
  • Anti-police ‘crusader’ undergoes police training…you won’t believe what happens next [VIDEO]

    Staff
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    In the wake of anti-police protests, we bring you a true story of what happens when one of the most vocal protesters, is faced with police scenarios. Jarrett Maupin, a self-proclaimed Phoenix area police protest organizer, was accustomed to shouting phrases like, ““We want his badge, we want his gun, we want his job,”that is, until he underwent a use of force training exercise with the sheriff’s department that fundamentally changed his position. Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department invited Maupin to undergo a standard training exercise that all police officers receive, where…
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  • Top 10 Best Home Cinema Projectors In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    As an alternative to the home theater, many people choose to have a home cinema projector instead. With a great surround sound system, it will create a beautiful movie experience just like you watch in the cinema. Because this way is much easily for many families to enjoy their time watching movies together, there is an increase in the demand of the best home cinema projectors. Based on the customer reviews and the price, the top 10 best home cinema projectors in 2015 are: 1. Optoma HD26 Full 3D 1080p 3200 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Optoma is quite a reliable brand…
  • Top 10 Best Home Security Systems Consumer Reports In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    For security reason, many houses have been equipped with camera surveillance and other home security systems. Bad incidence could happen at any time, and its result could be worst beyond expectation. That is why many families have decided to purchase and equip this to their home. By then, they could feel more secure. By the way, if you are moving into a new house soon, it is really a good idea to pick up some best home security systems to guard your house. The top 10 best home security systems are reviewed down here. You can read through for your own information. 1. Simplisafe2 Wireless Home…
  • Top 10 Best Home Gym Equipments In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Exercise is very important for our health. However, not many people could have strong enough commitment to continue it. As of this modern age, everyone is very busy with their work and life. So, there is only a little time left each day for exercise. If you are to commit for a daily exercise or gym, and if you do not have enough time to go out, it is a good idea to own a home gym. By having it, you can save a lot of time, money, and you can also do it with your family. If you are looking for one, below is the review of the top 10 best home gyms in 2015. This might be of a good information to…
  • Top 10 Best Home Theater Systems In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    If you like to watch movies a lot at home, a home theater system might be a necessity for you. Watching the movie is buying into the unique experience the movies would bring us to. And, a home theater system is something that brings us there in a more exciting experience. You will sense a complete different between watching a movie with your laptop and home theater. And, if we look on the market, some of them are very nice home theater systems. Below is the review list of the top 10 best home theater systems you may like. 1. Onkyo HT-S3500 660 Watt 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver…
  • Top 10 Best Wireless Gaming Mouses Under $100 In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Many people including me are the fans of the computer games. It bring us great entertainment and excitement. However, a great gaming experience can be best without a nice mouse. You might have seen many gaming mouses on the market. However, if you are looking for the best wireless gaming mouses, below are the top 10 products which have received popularity. You might find your most favorite one here. 1. Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse The first and best wireless gaming mouse to consider is the Logitech G700s. It has a great stylish design, and its performance is well…
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  • US pledges to address security threats & terrorism in Nigeria

    Princeton
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    According to reports, the United States has pledged to help Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer, to address security threats and act of terrorism in the country. The United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said US would be fighting side-by-side with Nigeria in the war against the Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram. […]
  • Nigeria government cancels its military training by the United States

    Coteam
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Nigeria on Thursday said the training of its military by the US has been cancelled ascribable to the negligent in the provision of military equipment by the United States. The Federal Government was said to be unable to provide military equipment for the training due to the fact that they are currently in use in […]
  • Akinwunmi Ambode declares winner of APC primaries in Lagos state

    Princeton
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:34 am
    Akinwunmi Ambode has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Lagos, to outshine his rivaling Obafemi Hamzat. Thousands of APC delegates from different wards across Lagos State assemble at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos Thursday to take part in the selection of the candidate who will fly the flag of […]
  • Lil Wayne pissed off: “I want off and nothing to do with Cash Money!”

    Eva
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    Lil Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter V,  is being grasp in a waiting pattern yet again, and the rapper seem pissed off about it. “To all my fans, I want you to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby and Cash Money Records refuse to release it. This is not my […]
  • PlayStation celebrates 20th anniversary, Sony announces PS4 retro makeover

    Princeton
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Sony celebrates 20 years since the PlayStation went on sale. In the mood of celebration, the company announced a limited “retro 1994 grey-coated” version of PlayStation 4 game console. Sony promises that the limited grey-PS4 — themed as original PlayStation console from its usual black, will be available in time for Christmas, and will be […]
 
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  • Thousands Rally In Moscow For Slain Putin Foe, Nemtsov

    FPJ Bureau
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Kremlin Critics Say The Murder Of The Top Oppn Leader Who Had Held Senior Government Posts Marked A Watershed Moment In Politics Moscow : Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin’s rule, reports AFP. Friday’s murder of the 55-year-old former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin came ahead of a major opposition rally he had planned to lead.  It plunged his shocked supporters into mourning, and prompted international…
  • Lakhvi’s Luxury Jail Life: Internet, Mobiles, TV, Visitors…

    FPJ Bureau
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    The Let Commander Has Several Rooms At His Disposal Right Next To The Jailer’s Office Islamabad : LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, is living in relative luxury inside jail with access to internet, mobile phones and visitors despite Pakistan’s protestations that it is cracking down on militants, reports PTI. One of Pakistan’s most notorious prisoners, 55-year-old Lakhvi is living in relative luxury in Rawalpindi’s sprawling high-security Adiala Jail, the BBC Urdu reported.               Lakhvi and six…
  • Jihadi John Linked To 2005 London Bombing Plot

    FPJ Bureau
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    London : Mohammed Emwazi, the masked Islamic State (IS) killer who has appeared in several execution videos, was part of a terrorist cell that was behind the failed bomb attack in London on July 21, 2005, according to media reports. One member of the terrorist network was in touch with Hussein Osman, who was later jailed for life for placing an explosive at London’s Shepherd’s Bush underground train station, the Observer reported. The failed terrorist attacks on July 21, 2005 came a fortnight after four men blew themselves up on London Underground trains and a bus, killing 52…
  • 60-Year-Old Austrian Gives Rare Birth To Twins

    FPJ Bureau
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    London : In an extremely rare case, a 60-year-old woman in Austria has given birth to twins following IVF treatment. It is only the second time a woman 60 years or older has given birth in Austria since 1970, reports PTI.  The woman gave birth to twins in a clinic in Wels-Grieskirchen in Upper Austria, following in-vitro fertilisation treatment (IVF) treatment, ‘The Local’ reported. According to Klaus Reisenberger, head of the clinic’s obstetrics department, the woman became pregnant by using an egg donor abroad. Until recently IVF treatment using donated eggs or sperm…
  • Lanka Won’t Allow China Subs To Dock In Its Ports

    K J M Varma
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    However, Colombo Does Concede That Some Submarines Did Dock During Japan Prime Minister’s Visit Beijing : In a move apparently aimed at allaying India’s concerns, the new Sri Lankan government on Saturday said it will not allow Chinese submarines to dock in its ports while acknowledging that such a docking did take place coinciding with the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit last year, reports PTI.   “I really do not know what circumstances led to some submarines coming to the port of Colombo on the very day the Japanese Prime Minister (Shinzo Abe) was visiting Sri…
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  • 10 Darkest Disney Secrets

    top10 contributor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Here are 10 Disturbing Things You Didn’t Know About Disney. It’s not as family oriented as you think.   10. Debbie Stone An 18 year old girl named Debbie Stone took on a job at Disneyland in California in the summer of 1974. She was the hostess of America Sings, a new ride that featured 6 rotating stages which allowed guests to view without leaving their seats. 9 days after the ride opened, visitors believed they were hearing screams that were part of the performance. Debbie’s body was crushed between a rotating wall and a stationary one. To this day, Debbie remains the…
  • Top 10 Energy Drinks To Avoid

    top10 contributor
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Drinking some energy drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade is risky. It’s crucial that you understand what is in them because labels very often don’t tell you that information. Energy drinks are often the reason for many people visiting the emergency room each year, especially children. At least 11 deaths have been reported; all of them consumed the popular 5 Hour Energy drink.  There have also been deaths associated with Monster energy drink as well. Here are the ten energy drinks you should avoid if you want to stay in good health: TOP 10 ENERGY DRINKS
  • Top 10 Most Streamed Songs of 2014

    top10 contributor
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The source of this information is the Billboard. The following top ten list represents the most streamed tracks, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it in 2014 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify and other channels.   10. Avicii – ‘Hey Brother’ Number of Times Streamed: 85,537,636   9. Lorde – ‘Royals’ Number of Times Streamed:  86,091,843   8. Jason Derulo – ‘Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)’ Number of Times Streamed:  86,332,147   7. Imagine Dragons – ‘Demons’ Number of Times Streamed:…
  • Top 10 Most Downloaded Songs Ever

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Here are ten of the most popular and the most downloaded songs of all time. Enjoy! We hope you can beat this record, Hollywood! 10. “We Are Young”, Fun Ft. Janelle Monae Date Released: 2012 Times Downloaded: 6,830,000   9. “Just Dance”, Lady Gaga Ft. Colby O’Donis Date Released: 2008 Times Downloaded: 6,860,000   8. “Low”, Flo Rida Ft. T-Pain Date Released: 2008 Times Downloaded: 6,882,000   7. “Poker Face”, Lady Gaga Date Released: 2008 Times Downloaded: 7,054,000   6. “Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan…
  • Top 10 Boris Nemtsov Facts

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Boris Nemtsov, an avid critic of Vladimir Putin and a former Russian Deputy Prime Minister, was shot four times by an unidentified individual right near the Kremlin on Feb. 27, 2015, before falling down dead. The shooter then reportedly took off in a white car. A female companion was with him at the time of the killing. Here are ten facts you should know about him and his views:     10. First Deputy PM of Russia Boris Nemtsov was the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was considered a student of the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
 
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  • Guatemalan ambassador in Belize passes away

    Patrick Jones
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Tellez Miralda Sunday, March 1, 2015. BMG: Guatemala’s ambassador to Belize Manuel Tellez Miralda died today. According to a report in Sunday’s Prensa Libre newspaper, Ambassador Tellez Miralda died of natural causes. Prensa Libre quotes the Guatemala Foreign Ministry as saying that the body of Ambassador Tellez Miralda will be returned to Guatemala on Monday for funeral services. Ambassador Tellez Miralda’s appointment in Belize dates back to 2004.
  • University students in Toledo receive tablets from GOB

    Patrick Jones
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Tablets distributed in PG Sunday, March 1, 2015. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The government of Belize’s distribution of tablets to tertiary level students continued late last week. On Friday, students at the Toledo campus of the University of Belize queued up to receive their electronic. Signing up for their tablet Minister of Education Patrick Faber says it is important that the use of technology be adopted to bridge gaps in the learning process, making it easier for both the students and teachers. Fidel Kuk President of the Student Government at the Toledo campus of the University of Belize…
  • Belizeans illegally detained by Guatemala military safely back home

    Patrick Jones
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Getting back to PG Sunday, March 1, 2015. BMG: A group of 37 Belizeans who were detained illegally by Guatemala military in southern Belize returned to Punta Gorda town this morning. The group was welcomed to joyous applause and a spontaneous singing of the Belize National Anthem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MdBL5Anis A press conference is planned for this afternoon where Belize government officials will address the media.
  • Belizeans detained by Guatemala military arrive in Punta Gorda

    Patrick Jones
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Belizeans detained by Guatemalan military Sunday, March 1, 2015. BMG: The group of Belizeans who were detained by the Guatemala military on Saturday, February 28, have landed back in Belize. Belizeans arriving back At 10:57 am the boat carrying the group of Belize Territorial Volunteers from Orange Walk docked at the Customs area in Punta Gorda town. Belizeans and media representatives who had gathered applauded as the boat arrived and a spontaneous singing of the Belize National Anthem broke out as the people disembarked from the vessel. Belizeans back home Officials of the Ministry of…
  • Belizeans detained by Guatemalan military

    Patrick Jones
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Belizeans detained by Guatemalan military Saturday, February 28, 2015. BMG: A group of about three dozen Belizeans, members of the Belize Territorial Volunteers from Orange Walk, were intercepted by Guatemalan military officials this afternoon. The group had traveled to the Belize border point at Gracias a Dios to place a erect a bronze plaque at the marker and were on the return journey when they were intercepted sometime between 2 pm and 4 pm. Guatemalan officials reportedly boarded the Belizean vessel and took them first to a Guatemalan outpost and later taken to Livingston, Guatemala. The…
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  • The War On Preppers: Obama Bans Ammo For The Most Popular Rifle In America

    andyc
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House. One of Obama’s latest moves is to try to ban some of the most popular ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Previously, the Obama administration attempted unsuccessfully to ban the AR-15. That didn’t work, so now Obama is going after the ammunition.
  • Internet, RIP?

    andyc
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples’ branch of government – a federal agency now claims the power to regulate the Internet. I am surprised that even among civil liberties groups, some claim the federal government increasing regulation of the Internet somehow increases our freedom and liberty.
  • Obama, Clintons accused in Egypt of aiding terrorists

    andyc
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Two new, classifed documents leaked by Egyptian security implicate President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in the aiding and abetting of terrorists.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Whitehouse.gov caught freezing vaccine choice petition to prevent signatures from reaching 100,000 threshold

    andyc
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures, Natural News can now reveal.
  • What’s Really Behind the Current Measles Outbreak?

    andyc
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    In this nation of over 300 million, a little over a hundred cases of measles have been reported with no deaths. Some epidemic. Why is everyone so concerned? How many epidemic scares have we seen in the past few years? Both swine flu scares, SARS, bird flu, H1N1 flu, the Ebola scare and wasn’t heterosexual AIDS predicted to wipe out a quarter of the earth’s population? And this is only a partial list! As George Carlin once said, “Americans panic easily.”
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  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs Pakistan Live Stream and TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    This is the 4th match in ICC Cricket world cup 2015. The most exciting match between India and Pakistan. Always it makes a dramatic situation. Who will win this match, this uncertain. One of the best challenging match will start tomorrow. The last ICC cricket world cup 2015 is waiting for MS Dhoni. He is the most successful captain in Indian cricket history. India cricket is fully prepared for the battle field. Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma is the key batsman in team India side. But the average bowling side makes Dhoni little tension. The last ICC cricket world cup 2015 for…
  • South Africa vs Zimbabwe: ICC 2015 World Cup Live Stream Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    The 3rd ICC cricket world cup 2015 between South Africa and Zimbabwe. South Africa the most favorite team in 2015 ICC world cup. AB de Villiers is the man who can do everything in this tournament. The most wanted batsman in the cricket history. Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and David Miller is in form and they are also a huge capacity to do positive role. This is the last world cup for AB de Villiers. Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Morne Morkel is the crashing bowler in the world. They can a lots of capability to take wickets. Sikandar Raza Butt, Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza is the key…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs England stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    This is the 2nd ICC cricket world cup match between Australia and England. This two teams are well prepared for this tournament. Two teams have their star players. The key payers are ready to focused and use their talent for this tournament. Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and David warner is fully in form batsman. Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc is waiting to show their speed on pitch. On the other hand Morgan, Ali and hales is a key batsman for England side. Anderson and Broad open the bowling. Well in form payers try to give their best. Enjoy to watch this match via TV. Welcome here to…
  • Lions vs. Cowboys Live Stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Lions vs. Cowboys Preview Ndamukong Suh is the main reason why Detroit has the league’s best rushing defense. Now that he’s available for the Lions, NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray’s job got that much tougher heading into his first postseason game. The NFC East-champion Dallas Cowboys rode Murray all season to produce the league’s second-best rushing attack and figure to be severely tested by Suh and Detroit’s defensive front in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game in Arlington. Suh was initially suspended for stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron…
  • Bengals vs. Colts Live Stream TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Bengals vs. Colts Preview The last time the Bengals won a playoff game, Boomer Esiason was under center and handing the ball off to Ickey Woods. Looking to end a postseason win drought that dates to that 1991 victory, Andy Dalton and Jeremy Hill will try to help the Bengals avenge their worst loss of 2014 when they visit the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts for a wild-card matchup Sunday. Cincinnati (10-5-1) endured its roughest patch of the season with a loss at New England, a tie against Carolina at home and an Oct. 19 visit to Lucas Oil Stadium that ended with the team’s first…
 
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  • Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students

    xreporter
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Helping the children to understand the concept of learning is quite a hard task for the teachers. They need to spend a lot of more time and effort to be[...] The post Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • How to Fix Apple iOS/iPhone’s Zoom Accessibility Issue?

    xreporter
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    To solve this zoom issue, follow the steps below: If you are not able to use the iPhone with one touch or the phone is zoomed in then first thing[...] The post How to Fix Apple iOS/iPhone’s Zoom Accessibility Issue? appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • How a true leader contributes to the building of a brand

    xreporter
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    The world of business is such an insanely complex and fast-changing environment that there are only a few truths that still hold true and that will continue to hold true[...] The post How a true leader contributes to the building of a brand appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Full List of Oscar 2015 (87th Academy Awards) Winners and Losers

    xreporter
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Without any delay, let’s see the winners and losers of 87th Academy Awards. Nominations and Winner for the Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert Duvall, (The Judge) Ethan Hawke, (Boyhood)[...] The post Full List of Oscar 2015 (87th Academy Awards) Winners and Losers appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • WorldXNews wishes Maha Shivaratri to Lord Shiva Devotees

    xreporter
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    On this maha shivratri, we are here to provide list of websites which will provide you all the details about Maha Shivaratri. Maha Shivaratri’s Information from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maha_Shivaratri Devotees Celebrate[...] The post WorldXNews wishes Maha Shivaratri to Lord Shiva Devotees appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • What is Literature Review?

    Afym
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    What is Literature Review – Several student are instructed, as component of their study program, to execute a literature review, without constantly understanding what a literature review is. The majority are understand that it is a process of gathering information from other sources and recording it, yet few have any type of suggestion of the best ways to review the information, or the best ways to provide it. A literature review could be a forerunner in the intro of a study paper, or it could be a whole paper in itself, commonly the first stage of big study tasks, enabling the manager…
  • Wacky Worm Rig

    Afym
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Wacky Worm Rig – Wacky Worm fishing is just one of the excellent new ways to rig a soft plastic. Bass can be really scary in superficial water, specifically clear shallow water. When done appropriately, also a bass that has actually seen you WILL CERTAINLY take a wacky worm rig. It is genuinely fantastic. Ever take kids bass fishing? They usually do the fishing and also you have a tendency to their requirements. This is a wonderful self-confidence contractor approach for youngsters! They will capture fish as well as you will be able to fish also! A few straightforward suggestions like…
  • Best Rat Bait

    Afym
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Best Rat Bait 2015 – Exactly what is the most effective rat bait? The best rat bait is whatever they will eat at the moment. That appears self evident and it is however in some cases you need to try various ways for those picky eater rats. There are some precise methods and ways for selecting and also using rat baits though. Some parasite control firms market commercial mixtures that are supposed to attract rats, yet for our purposes, we will certainly review bait that can be frequently found in the house. The best bait will certainly not simply be one the rats are enticed to however…
  • Flower Delivery KL

    Afym
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Flower Delivery KL – Purchasing flowers from on-line flower stores is as very easy as a youngsters play. Several online flower delivery stores offer a huge selection of fresh flowers for those who intend to acquire on the Internet. Exactly what is more, many online stores help you in finding your individual expression when they deliver your blossoms, by including greeting cards with an unique message printed on them. Flower delivery can be actual fun, as the flower sector helps the individual, but it has actually furthermore spread as a large business in wholesale and retail sales.
  • Premium Gift Malaysia

    Afym
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Premium Gift Malaysia – The term ‘Premium’ itself propose of a glitterati gifting array. Gifting has no longer been limited to individuals or companies, neither has it been limited to geographical and national borders. As times have transformed, so has the idea of gifting. Premium gifts are given aims to leave a long-term perception on folks. It accommodates cream of the crop and is made use of to make the recipient feel appreciated. These gifts aid build faith as well as a healthy and balanced business relationship with the customer as well as partners alike. Premium gifts…
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  • A Small Body Of Determined Spirits …

    Dr. Arun Kurhe
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    “Don’t turn your face away.  Once you’ve seen, you can no longer act like you don’t know. Open your eyes to the truth. It’s all around you. Don’t deny what the eyes to your soul have revealed to you. Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance. Now that you’re aware of the problem, you … Continue reading →
  • Consolidating Efforts To Prevent Disasters

    News With Chai
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    Background Disasters, emergencies, and catastrophes can be classified as manmade and natural, which can occur anytime. Disaster is a term that is used to define incidents such as floods, hurricane, earthquake, wild fires and many more, hence each nation should work to ensure that incidents like these be prevented depending upon their geographical location. If … Continue reading →
  • Go Places With ‘Where Art Thou?’ The New Meeting App From India

    News With Chai
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    We have often seen people losing their cool when it comes to meeting someone. We often get irritated when we do not know where the other person is, we get frustrated when we have to call people multiple times to know where they are, we grumble about the mobile balance we waste at these times, … Continue reading →
  • US Prez Visit To India: Upshots For Indian Education Sector

    News With Chai
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The Bonhomie of the U.S. President visiting India has just got over and the Indian diaspora is still busy in deducing the gains and future consequences of the tour. Although, MHRD has already tried to substantiate the outcomes by releasing series of announcements for increased research collaborations and inter-university student exchanges programs, but these practices … Continue reading →
  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…

    Anil B Jadhav
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Few team members from ‘News With Chai’ walked through the muddy and dark roads of Arjan Garh. Its on the way to Gurgaon. We wanted to meet a person known to us for her women empowerment efforts in that area. On our way we saw a government school which we heard runs in two shifts; one shift … Continue reading →
 
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  • Animaeux 3ª Edição acontecerá no próximo fim de semana em Bayeux

    mykefonseca
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Faltam apenas 5 dias para um dos eventos de animes, mangás e cultura J-Pop mais esperados do estado, o Animaeux que já está em sua terceira e acontece todo ano na cidade de Bayeux, tem conquistado muitos fãs durante estes três anos e promete ser um dos maiores eventos que abrange este nicho no estado. A 3ª Edição do Animaeux acontecerá nos dias 07 e 08 de março, na Escola João Belmiro, 778, no Alto da Boa Vista, na cidade de Bayeux, na programação haverão atividades como: Campeonato de B-boys, Concurso de Cosplay, Campeonato de Swordplay, Campeonato de Games,  Concurso…
  • Glee: Naya Rivera está grávida

    inboox
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    A atriz Naya Rivera que interpreta a personagem lésbica Santana em Glee, está grávida de seu primeiro filho com o marido, Ryan Dorsey. O casal firmou seus laços matrimoniais em Julho do ano passado, em uma cerimônia secreta no México, eles se conheceram apenas algumas semanas antes de casarem. Anteriormente, a atriz estava noiva de Big Sean, que agora é o atual namorado de Ariana Grande. Naya, tem 28 anos de idade, e Ryan, 31, a notícia vem poucos dias depois do último episódio de Glee ser filmado. Os fãs da atriz podem acompanhá-la em um novo papel na série da Lifetime…
  • João Pessoa: Abertas inscrições para o curso Mulheres Conectadas

    inboox
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Estão abertas a partir desta terça-feira, dia 24 de janeiro, as inscrições para o curso Mulheres Conectadas, estão disponíveis gratuitamente 780 vagas, e o curso que terá início no dia 6 de março, nas 27 Estações Digitais espalhadas por toda a capital paraibana; A iniciativa é da Prefeitura Municipal de João Pessoa (PMJP), através da Secretaria Extraordinária de Políticas Públicas para as Mulheres (SEPPM) em parceria com a Secretaria de Ciência e Tecnologia (Secitec). As inscrições também terminam no dia 6 de março e serão feitas nas estações, com mulheres, a partir…
  • Globo anuncia inscrições para o The Voice Kids

    inboox
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Em breve a Rede Globo anunciará a estreia do programa The Voice Kids, que reunirá os talentos musicais infantis de todo o país. Serão aceitas crianças de 9 a 15 anos de idade, além de ter o seu nome divulgado em rede nacional,  o vencedor ainda ganhará o prêmio do programa que é de R$ 250 mil. Para mostrar seu talento musical a todo o Brasil, na primeira temporada do programa é preciso gravar um vídeo, mostrando sua arte com naturalidade. Porém, há algumas regras,   que podem ser vistas no regulamentos do programa. Os participantes do The Voice Kids deverão ser representados…
  • Sobre apedrejar ônibus

    Willamys Guthyers
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Nenhum ato de vandalismo deve ser defendido e sabemos que esses atos em nada mudam a realidade social, na verdade só colocam em risco as vidas das pessoas que utilizam o transporte público. Em João Pessoa, Capital da Paraíba, atos de apedrejamento de ônibus estão ocorrendo, um deles deixou várias pessoas feridas, incluindo o motorista que teve que ser levado ao hospital de trauma para cirurgia. O ato é simplesmente condenável, mas ninguém se pergunta sobre o real motivo para que as pessoas estejam apedrejando os ônibus. Vários são os fatores que levam as pessoas a cometerem esse…
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  • Jihadi John relatives put under surveillance.

    Nairobi News
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Jihadi John relatives put under surveillance. Jihadi John relatives put under surveillance in Kuwait. After the discovery of John’s real identity, authorities in Kuwait have put the relatives of Jihad John under close watch. The killer who is now known to be Muhammad Emwazi was a Kuwait and British national. Mr Emwazi also known as jihadi John has killed a total ... The post Jihadi John relatives put under surveillance. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Safaricom Vs Airtel Kenya price wars review.

    Nairobi News
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Safaricom Vs Airtel Kenya price wars review. Safaricom Vs Airtel Kenya price war has been there for a while now but it has now been pushed a notch higher. When Airtel Kenya launched Unliminet package, Safaricom was got off guard. The Unliminet package is an innovative way in which Airtel is trying to win back its lost customers especially the youth from ... The post Safaricom Vs Airtel Kenya price wars review. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • ISIS Libya beheads Egyptian Christians.

    Nairobi News
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    ISIS Libya beheads Egyptian Christians. ISIS Libya beheads Egyptian Christians in what is seen as the deadliest attack of Libyan ISIS affiliate. In a video released online by the group online, 21 one Christians who are perceived to be from Egypt are seen being beheaded by the group. In a message accompanied by the video, the group warned Libyan Christians of ... The post ISIS Libya beheads Egyptian Christians. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Kenyan media warned by regulator over shutdown.

    Nairobi News
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    Kenyan media warned by regulator over shutdown. Kenyan media have been warned by the communication authority of Kenya over their deliberate shutdown of digital broadcast. The media regulator in a statement passed to newsrooms, it stated hash punishment to the three media houses. The three media houses include Citizen Tv Kenya, NTV Kenya, KTN Kenya and QTV. The three decided to shutdown ... The post Kenyan media warned by regulator over shutdown. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Kenya Media shutdown by the Kenyan Government.

    Nairobi News
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:29 am
    Kenya Media shutdown by the Kenyan Government. Kenya Media shutdown by the Kenyan Government. Royal media, Nation Media and Standard media Tv stations have been shutdown by the government. Kenya media shutdown started to take effect early Saturday morning 14th February 2015. The Kenyan media shutdown deadline has been in the courts whereby they the Kenyan media houses have been challenging the ... The post Kenya Media shutdown by the Kenyan Government. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
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  • Jeffrey Dorfman: ‘Economy Facing Marginal Tax Rate of 67 Percent’ Under Obama’s Budget

    David Malone
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    By Dan Weil via Newsmax www.newsmax.com University of Georgia economist Jeffrey Dorfman is none too enamored with the budget President Obama proposed Monday. Obama’s budget includes a $74 billion increase in discretionary spending above the current legal baseline for spending, he writes in an article for Forbes. In addition, the Congressional Budget Office forecasts mandatory spending will rise by $220 billion in the next fiscal year and net interest expenses by $49 billion. “Thus, what President Obama is really proposing is a spending increase of $343 billion. That would be an…
  • Obama and Clinton Scuttle 1st Amendment for Islam

    David Malone
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    By Bob Bennett    Reprinted from Instigatornews.com There’s a new ailment going around the White House, which has puzzled many. White House figures suddenly are incapable of uttering words like  “radical” or “extremism” adjacent to words like “Islam” or “Muslim.” In the White House Briefing Room on January 13th, Mara Liasson asked Josh Earnest: “…the leader of France… has put a name on this ideology, which he calls “radical Islam.” You have bent over backwards to not ever say that. There must be a reason….” “And I guess I am doing my best to try to…
  • What Is The Legitimate Role Of Government In A Free Society?

    David Malone
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    In 1792, Congressman James Madison, the acknowledged Father of the Constitution, had this to say about  a Congressional Appropriation to assist French refugees. He said “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that Article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” As author of 26 of The Federalist Papers and from the title “Father of the Constitution” that was bestowed upon James Madison, we have to assume that he knew as well, if not better than anyone, what the original intent…
  • What Barack Obama Could Learn From Calvin Coolidge

    David Malone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    I recently began a rather in-depth study of our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. I have long been an admirer of his small government policies and laissez-faire approach to the economy. I knew he was Ronald Reagan’s favorite president, and as Reagan is definitely the greatest president in my lifetime, I thought I’d dig deeper and see why Reagan was so enamored with ‘Silent Cal,’ who was without a doubt America’s most underrated president. It didn’t take long to realize that Coolidge was much different from those who have aspired to the presidency in the…
  • Obama’s 2015 SOTU Address vs. Reagan’s 1987 SOTU

    David Malone
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
      Over the years there have probably been more lies told at our yearly State of the Union addresses than in all the nations courtrooms and barrooms combined. The SOTU is really nothing more than a chance for the president to extol the prosperity, unity, safety and near utopia he has brought to his subjects and how the next year will be even better. Bearing this in mind, I would like now to compare Barak Obama’s 2015 SOTU address to Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech, since they had both been in office for six years. Believe it or not there are some similarities and they appear…
 
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