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  • The Chemist

    Slate Articles
    David Plotz
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Marion Barry was a chemist. This was rarely noted, except around the time of his 1990 drug arrest, when critics liked to make wry comments about how expertly he handled crack cocaine. But Barry had earned a master’s in chemistry at Fisk University, and started a chemistry doctorate at the University of Tennessee—the only black student in both programs. When Barry became the first chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he was a student of chemistry.
  • Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A $2.35 billion innovation investment will help spur their development.Dyson plans to invest $2.35 billion into new technologies—$1.56 billion of that into its research-and-development efforts—and launch at least 100 new products in the coming four years.Read Full Story
  • - Comet Landing

    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Comet Landing PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: comet, spacecraft, europe, space, agency, indian, reservation, rosetta, philae, orbit Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • First Draft: Today in Politics

    NYT > Home Page
    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Republicans show no sign of leaving Benghazi behind and Democrats balk at a bipartisan tax deal.
  • Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

    BBC News - Home
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
  • Prince William to visit China in 2015

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China in 2015 after an invitation from the Chinese government, the BBC understands.
  • Israeli policeman charged over death

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    An Israeli border police officer is charged with the manslaughter of a Palestinian teenager at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank in May.
  • NHS staff stage four-hour strike

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers have staged a four-hour strike over pay.
  • Nigeria APC party anger over raid

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Nigeria's main opposition party condemns a weekend raid of its offices ahead of February's elections and calls for an independent inquiry.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Fact Checker: Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope.

    Glenn Kessler
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    President George H.W. Bush “expanded the family fairness program to cover more than 1.5 million unauthorized spouses and children. This represented about 40 percent of the undocumented population at the time.” Read full article >>
  • Greater St. Mark Family Church among those offering ‘safe place’ in Ferguson

    David Montgomery
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    FERGUSON, Mo. — At Greater St. Mark Family Church, a brick and wood building a short drive from where Michael Brown was killed, the Rev. Tommie L. Pierson Sr., the pastor, paused and surveyed the congregation of 100. He had a complicated task. He wanted to inspire and uplift his flock in a familiar, fiery way, but he knew that he also was addressing the world. Read full article >>
  • Watch Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham make an insane one-handed catch

    Marissa Payne
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is making up for lost time after missing the beginning of the season recovering from a hamstring injury. Since playing his first NFL game in Week 5 on Oct. 5, Beckham really started to come on strong earlier this month. But it was a three-finger catch on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys that will make Beckham’s first year the stuff of legend. Read full article >>
  • The 9 most fascinating numbers from national exit polls

    Chris Cillizza
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The best thing about elections — if you are a numbers nerd like me — is the massive amount of raw data about the American public and what they think, as well as the how and why of it. Yes, only about 36 percent of eligible voters cast ballots three weeks ago, but that amounts to almost 77 million people — a pretty great sample to sort through. Read full article >>
  • Obama ramps up defense of immigration action; conservatives urge tough response

    Robert Costa, Josh Hicks
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    President Obama on Sunday responded to Republican critics who have accused him of acting like an emperor with his recent immigration actions, repeating his challenge for Congress to “pass a bill.” Meanwhile, Republican leaders spent the weekend trying to craft a viable political response to the president’s immigration moves as outrage among the most conservative GOP elements continued to boil. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five…
  • Living in War-Torn Syria

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been…
  • Robots at Work and Play

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places too dangerous or difficult for us to go. Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology, including a "Blind" robot, unmanned agricultural machines, a robotic Torah writer, a robot traffic cop in Kinshasa, several telepresence machines, humanoid machines, and an Iranian praying robot.
  • Toro de Jubilo, the Fire Bull Festival

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    The Toro de Jubilo is an ancient tradition held annually at midnight in the Spanish town of Medinaceli. The event starts when a bull is tied to a post and flammable balls of tar are attached to its horns. Mud is caked on its face and back to protect it from the flames. The tar balls are then set alight, the bull released, and revelers dodge the animal until the flammable material burns out and fireworks are set off. This year's event was delayed when animal rights activists occupied the bullring in Medinaceli. The protesters were removed by police officers, and the Toro de Jubilo proceeded as…
  • Photos of the Week: 11/8-11/14

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This week we have unrest in Mexico, two events at the Tower of London, the world's tallest and shortest men share a handshake, a spacecraft lands on a comet for the first time, cityscapes shrouded in fog and smog, a massive sandcastle in Brazil, and much more. [35 photos] A girl wearing a hat and tanaka paste on her face waters flowers at the one of main intersections of Naypyitaw, Burma, on November 10, 2014. Leaders from ASEAN, East Asian and other countries will gather for the ASEAN summit this week in Burma's capital, Naypyitaw. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How the Japanese pulled the Swedes into the pet furniture biz

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Swedish company IKEA thought they were marketing the $20 Duktig as a doll bed, but their Japanese consumers had another use in mind: adorable places for their pets to snooze. The post How the Japanese pulled the Swedes into the pet furniture biz appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Just in time for Thanksgiving! Advice on crisis negotiation from the FBI

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Are the sounds of your holidays past fraught with stress and conflict? Do your shoulders start to stiffen somewhere around mid-October in anticipation of all the family time to come? We hear you, and while we might not be able to put the "fun" in your dysfunctional holiday, what we can do is point you in the direction of some quality crisis management advice from the New York Times and the pros they interviewed, namely Frederick J. Lanceley, the F.B.I.’s former senior negotiator and his colleagues. The post Just in time for Thanksgiving! Advice on crisis negotiation from the FBI appeared…
  • 14 Celebrities stuck in traffic (impressions, not real celebs) [video]

    Josh Urich
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This lady has some serious impressions chops. She absolutely nails Lois Griffin from "Family Guy," Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and many more. She even kind of looks like them, which is weird. The post 14 Celebrities stuck in traffic (impressions, not real celebs) [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Swept away surfing the streets of New York [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New York love stories are a dime a dozen, so Raul X Mihai decided to put a twist on the typical tale of boy meets girl. The post Swept away surfing the streets of New York [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • An adorable little girl and her horse Cinnamon, whose name she can’t pronounce at all [video]

    Josh Urich
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Little girl: Cute. Horse: Cute. Little girl who can't pronounce her horse's name, Cinnamon: SUPER CUTE. It's also adorable how loving the horse is towards the little girl. Ugh, this video is a cute overload. The post An adorable little girl and her horse Cinnamon, whose name she can’t pronounce at all [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Shane Harris on cyber war

    Debbie Bilder
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guest: Shane Harris In his new book @War, SHANE HARRIS explains how the modern battlefields of war have moved into the digital realm. Harris, a senior correspondent for The Daily Beast, traces the build-up of the “military-internet complex” from 9/11 to present and the partnership between the Defense Department, the NSA, private defense contractors, financial institutions and telecommunications companies. He also raises the disturbing questions about how this cyber war is affecting American citizens as the revelations of NSA mass surveillance demonstrated. Marty talks to Harris…
  • Modern mourning

    Susan Greenbaum
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guests: Meghan O’Rourke, Rebecca Soffer, and Caleb Wilde The rules around death and mourning used to be tightly prescribed — from how funerals were conducted to the way we grieved. But in recent years, many people, particularly younger generations, are changing the rituals and personalizing them. And through the Internet and social networking sites, they are mourning and memorializing their loved ones in new and more public ways. Today we look at the evolving rituals about death and loss with REBECCA SOFFER, co-founder of website Modern Loss, CALEB WILDE, a funeral director…
  • A conversation on the State of Young Philadelphia; Obama’s immigration plans

    Emily Bryant
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Laura Meckler, Ben Stango, Michelle Freeman, and Kellan White Over the course of the past week, the 2014 State of Young Philly series has been in full swing. Panels, discussions, and other events aimed toward bringing young Philadelphians together have focused on their hopes for the future of the city, especially as they look ahead to the 2015 mayoral elections. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll have a conversation on the state of young Philadelphia with community builder BEN STANGO, MICHELLE FREEMAN, the head of Witty Gritty and publisher of Flying Kite Media, and KELLAN WHITE,…
  • Bennett Miller’s New Film “Foxcatcher”

    Emily Bryant
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Bennett Miller, Nancy Schultz [From the Radio Times archive] The highly anticipated film “Foxcatcher” hits theaters in a couple weeks. It depicts the true story of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz’s murder by John du Pont on his Newtown Square estate outside Philadelphia. The film is directed by BENNETT MILLER and has received rave reviews, particularly for Steve Carell’s portrayal of paranoid millionaire du Pont. Bennett’s previous films, “Capote” and “Moneyball,” have also been critically acclaimed. Miller talks to Marty about “Foxcatcher” and his filmmaking.
  • A look at the dubious expenses of Pennsylvania’s lawmakers

    jehrens
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Steve Esack, Eugene Tauber In this edition of Ballot Talks: Allentown Morning Call reporter STEVE ESACK and database editor EUGENE TAUBER join Marty to discuss their ongoing series of exposés  in which they uncover some of the more questionable uses of taxpayer money among lawmakers in Harrisburg. The pair filed right-to-know requests with the chief clerks of each chamber of the general assembly, and went through public records to find superfluous, mysterious and downright odd spending by legislators.  In their first piece, they focused on some quirks in the state’s…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Palmer bitten as PUP senator breaks the chain

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    The full ramifications of Jacqui Lambie’s decision to leave the PUP kennel to sit as an independent won’t be clear for some time. Obviously, however, it is a major blow to Clive Palmer’s power. It further fragments and complicates a Senate that’s already a hellhole for the government. But by making the Senate more fluid, it also opens potential opportunities. The rupture, always seen as eventually on the cards, was hastened by specific issues. Lambie and the other PUP senators voted earlier this year to prevent the disallowance of the government’s controversial financial advice…
  • Murder and the Mexican state

    CJ Alvarez, Assistant Professor, Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at University of Texas at Austin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    Anti-government messages on Mexico City streets: "Phony government that shoots at students." Tomas Bravo/ReutersMost murders in the United States are well hidden. Popular tourist cities like Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. have homicide rates substantially higher than the national average. At times they approximate the per capita murder statistics of Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil, though in the United States these deaths are usually confined to very specific, very poor neighborhoods. They provoke little national outrage and no significant mobilizations outside the…
  • Event cinema could save the movie theater

    Ted Bogosian, Instructor and Visiting Filmmaker at Duke University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Movie theaters have seen declining box office revenues over the past two years. Michael Gabler/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAIf Dumber and Dumber To, Interstellar and Big Hero 6 didn’t get you to the movies last week, you weren’t alone: just before Thanksgiving, Box Office Mojo put year-to-date gross receipts at almost $9 billion. This substantial sum is actually not–so-good news for the movie business, since it represents a decline of almost 4% compared to 2013 – which also saw a box office sales decrease from 2012. Is the future of public movie going in jeopardy? What might be its…
  • Autopsies from space: who killed the sea lions?

    Markus Horning, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Young Steller sea lions in Prince William Sound, Alaska. NMFS Permit 14336 Markus Horning, CC BY-NDA decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren’t even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska. Their numbers dropped by 80% in three decades, yet only rarely did anyone see or sample dead sea lions. Live sea lions studied in the summer when they haul out to breed seemed healthy and had healthy pups. We wanted to know when, where, and why sea lions die. To unravel the mystery, we needed information from those…
  • More aging boomers, but fewer doctors to care for them

    Jonathan Flacker, Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology Professor at Emory University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    We need to rethink care for the elderly. Image of hands via Lighthunter/ShutterstockBy 2030, the last of the Baby Boomer generation will have turned 65 years old, putting the population of “senior boomers” in the United States at approximately 71 million. Currently, only about 7,000 certified geriatricians – physicians specializing in the care of older adults – are practicing in the US. That’s about one geriatrician for every 10,000 of these expected seniors, assuming that the number of geriatricians remains stable. However, the number of new trainees in the field of geriatrics is…
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    The Big Picture

  • Times Square

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

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

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

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

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

  • What’s Really Wrong With Uber?

    Alison Griswold
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Uber’s list of missteps keeps getting longer. In the past week alone, a senior Uber executive set off a firestorm in the press after he allegedly suggested hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists, and the company’s top New York official came under investigation for violating a reporter’s data privacy. As if that weren’t enough, BuzzFeed, which has been on quite a roll with its Uber scoops, obtained an internal recruiting document that outlined Uber’s plan to hire a “director of research and rapid response” who would, among other things, “identify and…
  • The Chemist

    David Plotz
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Marion Barry was a chemist. This was rarely noted, except around the time of his 1990 drug arrest, when critics liked to make wry comments about how expertly he handled crack cocaine. But Barry had earned a master’s in chemistry at Fisk University, and started a chemistry doctorate at the University of Tennessee—the only black student in both programs. When Barry became the first chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he was a student of chemistry.
  • WeigelCast With D.C. Councilman Marion Barry

    David Weigel
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Marion Barry, the "Mayor for Life" of Washington, D.C., known as much for his personal foibles as his political accomplishments, died over the weekend at age 78. Earlier this year, David Weigel sat down with Barry for an interview about his life and career. You can listen to that audio interview and read a complete text transcript below.
  • Under Pressure

    Jon White
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Victor Zykov is director of research at the Schmidt Ocean Institute in Palo Alto, California. He heads a team developing a remotely operated, full ocean depth robotic vehicle. They aim to improve on a deep-sea exploration vehicle that imploded this year. He explains how they aim to build one that's more than a match for the pressure.
  • Amicus: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

    Dahlia Lithwick
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Listen to Episode 6 of Slate’s Amicus:
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • ‘That Wasn’t A Piece Of Meat … That Was My Son’ And More In MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr "That wasn't a piece of meat with eyes, that was a human being." It was 24-year-old Dennis Munson Jr.'s first kickboxing fight. The first round went OK. The third round didn't. Within five hours, he was dead. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found that kickboxing – unlike mixed martial arts – isn't regulated by the state. This leaves promoters to oversee their own matches. A "cascade of errors" identified by the Sentinel and fight experts during the course of Munson's fight, as well as dangerous weight cutting in…
  • New York Fed Chief Stands Firm Against Charges of Weak Oversight

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    by Jake Bernstein WASHINGTON – For almost two hours Friday, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York defended heated assertions from Democratic senators that his institution is too cozy with big banks to be an effective guardian of the financial system.  At times stammering and flustered, New York Fed President Bill Dudley stood behind the work of his staff and insisted that the nation's too-big-to-fail banks were safer for it. The Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection called the hearing to explore issues of regulatory capture in light…
  • WhatsApp Followers From Around the World Discuss ‘Firestone and the Warlord’

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    by Terry Parris Jr When ProPublica and Frontline launched " Firestone and the Warlord," a sweeping investigation into the relationship between Liberian warlord Charles Taylor and the iconic American company Firestone, we asked ourselves how we might engage a Liberian audience around the story. WhatsApp is a mobile chat app used by a reported 600 million people worldwide. A number of these users are from Africa. We thought this app might help us connect with the Liberian community in the U.S. and abroad. The response, so far, has been promising. Nearly 100 people are now following T.
  • The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    by Olga Pierce and Marshall Allen This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report. The study was based on responses of 236 patients who completed ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire during the one-year period ending in May 2013 and who agreed to share their data.    Results of the study, led by professor of surgery Marty Makary and conducted independently from ProPublica, were published online…
  • Federal Reserve Announces Sweeping Review of Its Big Bank Oversight

    ProPublica
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    by Jake Bernstein Editor's Note: This story has been updated to cover the Federal Reserve Board's announcement that it would review its supervision of large banks. On the eve of a U.S. Senate hearing about whether regulators are too soft on banks, the Federal Reserve Board announced a broad review of its supervision of the biggest U.S. financial institutions. Among other things, the Fed said its two-pronged review, which will be conducted by both the board and its inspector general, would look at whether avenues exist for decision-makers to hear and reconcile divergent views from bank…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • In Kohistan People Use wooden Tember for Ablution

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    24 November 2014 By Shams Ur Rehman Kohistan : this wooden instrument for ablution is an ancient Innovation۔ People Gathering around this wooden curve before prayers for ablution.in Kohistan different masque have these type of woods that use to ablution. this is not new for #Kohistani Nation although this is Inordinate for modern world. have a look to this video :D
  • Facing "The Impossible" , An Interview Bisola

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    When did you start writing music—and what or who were your early passions and influences? I started writing music from when I was about 13 years old. I grew up listening to people like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz 2 Men, Whitney Houston and they had a great influence on me as I often dreamt that I could sing and perform just like they did. Also people like Baby Face (when he was in his prime) really inspired me to take a fresh and creative approach to song writing. Once I’d successfully managed to write a couple of songs of my own which didn’t like a nursery rhyme J, the whole…
  • Airmen Brian Gibbs E-4

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Proud Mom
  • Two Cute Rats Eating Banana

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    I was out snapping some photos in the neighborhood yesterday, 11/23/14, when I came across these two fellas chomping on a red banana. These are probably juvenile rats, due to their relatively small size. One of the feral cats in our area caught a much larger one about two weeks ago.
  • justice for shaan

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Thousands of kathmanduties took it to streets on Friday with grief and sorrow in their hearts following a peace protest of “Justice for Shaan” . Shaan Prajapati was a 14-year-old fun loving Nepali student who was studying at the 9th grade of Sherwood College Nainital who was declared dead by a Noida-based hospital on November 14 due to septicaemia. Neena Shrestha mother of Shaan has been calming the death of Shaan caused by ignorance and carelessness shown towards his son’s medical treatment. According to Neena Shrestha, “ The college management completely ignored my son’s health…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • China Cut in Rates May Lack Impact

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    China’s move to slash lending rates to help slowing growth may lack punch, as Chinese banks will likely remain reluctant to lower loan rates for fears of hurting their profits.
  • Europe Stocks Rally

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    European stocks and bonds rallied, still encouraged by hints of further stimulus from the ECB last week, even though strong German business sentiment data may diminish expectations for immediate action.
  • Samsung Considers Shuffling Top Ranks

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    Samsung is considering a major leadership shake-up after a year that saw its profitability, market share and stock prices slide.
  • RenaissanceRe to Buy Platinum Underwriters

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    RenaissanceRe Holdings agreed to buy Platinum Underwriters Holdings in a stock-and-cash deal worth more than $1.9 billion.
  • BioMarin to Pay Up to $840 Million for Prosensa

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    BioMarin Pharmaceutical said it agreed to acquire Prosensa Holding NV, a bet that regulators will approve Prosensa’s lead product candidate for a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
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    McClatchy DC -- Homepage

  • Report: Ex-NBC employee says he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Just two days after Bill Cosby lawyer Martin D. Singer called out news media for the "vilification" of his client over sexual assault accusations, another person has come forward with…Click to Continue »
  • 1 dead, dozens hurt in Northern California bus crash

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A tour bus on its way from Los Angeles to Washington state crashed and rolled over on Interstate 5 in Northern California on Sunday morning, killing one passenger and sending…Click to Continue »
  • Israeli officer charged in shooting death of Palestinian teen

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager during a protest in the West Bank, a rare case in which…Click to Continue »
  • Flamboyant and flawed former DC mayor dies

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers mourned the death Sunday of Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.,’s flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly-publicized 1990 drug…Click to Continue »
  • Obama: Americans want ‘new car smell’ in 2016

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    President Barack Obama said in an interview Sunday that he’s not sure what role he will play in the 2016 race for the White House because American people will want…Click to Continue »
 
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    TIME

  • Top 10 Toys of 2014

    Christine Lim
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    From 'Breaking Bad' action figures to Frozen Snow Glow Elsa, these are the best toys of 2014.
  • U.S. Drone Rules Expected to Buck Industry Hopes

    Dan Kedmey
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration is set to restrict use of drones to within 400 feet of the ground and forbid flights beyond the eyesight of the operator, according to a new report, rules far less permissive than what companies like Amazon had hoped for. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the highly anticipated ruling, reports that drone operators will be expected to obtain a pilot license, which traditionally require hours of flight training. The rules will allow drones to be used in filmmaking, construction and farming, among other industries. Read more at the…
  • Top 10 Gadgets of 2014

    Christine Lim
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    From GoPro to Jawbone UP3, these are the best gadgets of the year
  • See How Picasso, van Gogh and Other Famous Artists Would Serve a Thanksgiving Meal

    Samantha Grossman
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    When it comes to serving a successful meal, everybody knows that it’s all about presentation. With that in mind, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein decided to create 10 versions of a similar meal, all in the styles of famous artists. But Rothstein, who makes everything from paintings and illustrations to jewelry and murals, had never worked with food before, so this idea was totally new for her. “It was kind of one of those out of the blue moments, like a lot of moments of inspiration and creativity,” Rothstein tells TIME. She initially planned to do a series of…
  • Morning Must Reads: November 24

    mileskohrman2014
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Western N.Y. Braces for Floods Officials warned the record amount of snow that fell on parts of the state might wreak more havoc this week, as warmer weather threatens to inundate the area. With temperatures set to hit the high 40s, flood warnings were issued for several areas What to Do About The Cosby Show? Should Bill Cosby’s show lose its place in TV history in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the comedian? Ferguson Awaits a Decision A grand jury is set to reconvene Monday, trying to decide whether to indict a white police officer in the August shooting death of an…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • German business climate improves for first time since April -- business live

    Graeme Wearden
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    All the latest business and economics news, as weak euro and lower oil prices boost German business sentiment. The global picture looks darker, though.Latest: German IFO beats expectationsEarlier: Global business confidence hits five-year low since 2009Firms fear worsening global outlook, rate rises, geopolitics....Spanish 10-year yields hit record low below 2% 12.44pm GMT The Greek finance ministry has confirmed that it will hold talks with top level troika officials in Paris, starting on Tuesday, in a bid to break the impasse between the two sides. In a terse statement released this…
  • William Gibson webchat – as it happened

    Guardian Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    The author of Neuromancer and new novel The Peripheral answered readers’ questions – from AI to the influence of Blade Runner in our belief in the future to why he didn’t predict cellphones 12.39pm GMT Thanks very much to everyone who asked questions and very special thanks to William for his fascinating answers. Cheers! 12.38pm GMT Paul Hill asks:What would you say to someone starting to write a book/thinking about starting?I would actually quote Robert Heinlein. His invariable advice to writers is that in order to become a writer you must write, you must complete that which you have…
  • UK counter-terrorism bill to include campus ban on extremists

    Alan Travis, home affairs editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Home secretary Theresa May will be able to order universities to exclude radical speakers under measures unveiled this weekNew powers for the UK home secretary to order universities to ban extremist speakers from their campuses are to be included in the counter-terrorism bill to be published on Wednesday, Theresa May has announced.It will also place a statutory duty on schools, colleges, prisons and local councils to help prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, the home secretary has said. Continue reading...
  • Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy to file an appeal

    Agence France-Presse in Lahore
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    Asia Bibi was found guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad four years ago after incident in June 2009A Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy filed an appeal in the country’s top court, her final legal recourse after being found guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad four years ago.A high court in the eastern city of Lahore confirmed the death sentence of Asia Bibi last month, dashing hopes the conviction might be overturned or commuted to a jail term. She has been on death row since November 2010 after being convicted of insulting the prophet of Islam during an…
  • A good life: Alice Waters’ final meal

    Mina Holland
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The chef-proprietor of Chez Panisee would enjoy a locally sourced grass-fed fillet steak with garlic fried potatoesThe season would dictate my last meal. But if I got to choose when it was, it would be the end of September. Continue reading...
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • High School Athlete Rejects Disabled Label, Excels in 3 Sports, Inspires All

    Good News Network
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    “Honestly, if he had both hands, he might just be a typical good athlete,” said Riley Quinn’s father. “Not having that hand just made him work that much harder and made his passion burn that much deeper.” Sports fed that passion and Quinn played all of them: kickball, football, basketball, The post High School Athlete Rejects Disabled Label, Excels in 3 Sports, Inspires All appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Radio Show Sparks Good Deed Movement

    Good News Network
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The Bobby Bones Show, a nationally-syndicated radio morning show, has sparked a movement that reminds people to be joyful in honor of a co-host’s mother, who recently died of cancer. Since her diagnosis two years ago, Amy’s mother, Judy, wanted to choose only joy, and fill her life with purpose. Especially with the The post Radio Show Sparks Good Deed Movement appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • In Heartwarming Moment, Canadians Finish Singing U.S. Anthem After Microphone Fails (WATCH)

    Good News Network
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    At a packed arena in Canada, where NHL hockey teams were set to battle on the ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs were hosting an American team from Nashville. During the opening ceremony, the singer’s microphone failed during the US national anthem and the music suddenly stopped. The Canadians, in a heartwarming moment, began singing the words, The post In Heartwarming Moment, Canadians Finish Singing U.S. Anthem After Microphone Fails (WATCH) appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Five-year-old Becomes Youngest Certified Microsoft Tech in the World

    Good News Network
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    A boy from Coventry, England has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world after passing the exam when he was just five years old. Ayan Qureshi’s father is an IT consultant who introduced his son to computers when he was three years old, reports the BBC. They boy played with The post Five-year-old Becomes Youngest Certified Microsoft Tech in the World appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, November 23

    Good News Network
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    On this date 125 years ago, the first jukebox debuted at the Palais Royale  Saloon in San Francisco. Built by the Pacific Phonograph Company, the “Nickel-in-the-slot player” used stethoscope-like listening devices and became an overnight sensation, earning $1000 in its first six months. (1889) MORE Good News on this Date: The post Good News in History, November 23 appeared first on The Good News Network.
 
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    Environmental News Network

  • Not so fast: Planting trees might cause warming?

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Afforestation (planting trees) to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.Global land use change and its interaction with the climate system is recognised as an important component of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s future climate scenarios.
  • Abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age may be because of permafrost

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    One of the most abrupt rises in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere at the end of the last ice age took place about 14,600 years ago. Ice core data show that the CO2 concentration at that time increased by more than 10 ppm (parts per million, unit of measure for the composition of gases) within 200 years. This CO2 increase, i.e. approx. 0.05 ppm per year, was significantly less than the current rise in atmospheric CO2 of 2-3 ppm in the last decade caused by fossil fuels. 
  • UK unveils first waste-fueled bus

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    The UK's first ever bus powered on human and food waste has taken to the road today which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport - cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that's unfit for human consumption, helps to improve urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines. Running on waste products that are both renewable and sustainable, the bus can travel up to 300km on a full tank of gas.
  • Children's rights and child labor in hazardous jobs around the world

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Nearly half of the countries that ratified the U.N. agreement still allow children to work in jobs that endanger their health and safety.Twenty-five years ago this month, the countries that compose the United Nations reached a landmark agreement that laid the foundation for much-needed strengthening of children’s rights and protections in nearly every country around the world.Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child remains the only formal global effort to improve children’s rights and the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. Only three U.N. member nations…
  • EU Court Rules Against UK For Failure to Tackle Air Pollution

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    A landmark judgment by the European Court of Justice compels the UK Government to act as soon as possible to reduce air pollution in British cities, writes Keith Taylor - and a good thing too for our health, safety and wellbeing. But it's not just the UK that benefits: every EU country must also comply with the ruling.
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  • Longbow Research Initiates Whole Foods Market With Underperform

    Monica Gerson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Analysts at Longbow Research initiated coverage on shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) with a Underperform rating. The target price for Whole Foods Market is set to $37. Whole Foods Market shares have dropped 14.06% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 14.48% in the same period. Latest Ratings for WFM DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014Longbow ResearchInitiates Coverage onUnderperform Nov 2014William Capital GroupReiteratesOutperform Nov 2014CitigroupMaintainsNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for WFM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Baird Initiates Boot Barn At Outperform

    Monica Gerson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Analysts at Baird initiated coverage on Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) with a Outperform rating. The target price for Boot Barn Holdings is set to $23. Boot Barn's shares fell 1.38% to close at $20.00 on Friday. Latest Ratings for BOOT DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014JefferiesInitiates Coverage onBuy Nov 2014BairdInitiates Coverage onOutperform Nov 2014Piper JaffrayInitiates Coverage onOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for BOOT View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Supernus Reports Issuance of Fifth US Patent Protecting Trokendi XR(R)

    Paul Quintaro
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPN), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, today announced the issuance of a fifth patent (number 8,889,191) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering Trokendi XR,
  • Goldman Sachs Initiates Fifth Street Asset Management With Neutral

    Monica Gerson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    Analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on Fifth Street Asset Management (NASDAQ: FSAM) with a Neutral rating. The target price for Fifth Street Asset Management is set to $18. Fifth Street Asset Management's shares closed at $14.76 on Friday. Latest Ratings for FSAM DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014JP MorganInitiates Coverage onOverweight Nov 2014Deutsche BankInitiates Coverage onBuy View More Analyst Ratings for FSAM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Goldman Sachs Downgrades Chicago Bridge & Iron To Sell

    Monica Gerson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) from Neutral to Sell. The price target for Chicago Bridge & Iron has been lowered from $61 to $46. Chicago Bridge & Iron shares have dropped 23.85% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 14.48% in the same period. Latest Ratings for CBI DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014Goldman SachsDowngradesNeutralSell Nov 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsNeutral Oct 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for CBI View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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  • Jail to the chief

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    23 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
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  • U.N. insists it's not urging end to fossil fuels

    -NO AUTHOR-
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    By Jerome Corsi and Curtis Ellis UNITED NATIONS – While media headlines have declared the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded in its latest report that the unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a U.N. spokesman insisted otherwise in response to questions from WND. BBC News, for example, ran a headline in its Web story on the Nov. 2 “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report” that declared, “Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC.” “We are not…
  • SEC director with big stock holdings stirs debate

    -NO AUTHOR-
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    (Reuters) Keith Higgins, who runs the office that reviews public companies’ books at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported stock holdings worth between about $2 million and $6 million last year and the sale of stocks throughout 2014, according to SEC disclosures viewed by Reuters. Higgins disclosed holdings in about 90 public companies during his SEC tenure in 2013, making him the biggest investor in individual stocks among the agency’s top officials last year.
  • Man swept out to sea while scattering friend's ashes

    -NO AUTHOR-
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    (London Metro) A man died in a tragic accident as he honoured the life of a recently deceased friend. The 32-year-old was struck by a large wave as he scattered his friend’s ashes at Punta Veril, a popular tourist point in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. His friend had been killed in a crash when his car hit a lorry and burst into flames. The man, along with his brother, went to the location during unseasonably strong winds on the island.
  • Damage worse than thought in Japanese quake

    -NO AUTHOR-
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    (ABC News) The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday west of Nagano city at a depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency revised the magnitude and depth from initial estimates. The…
 
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    amnestyusa.org

  • DRC: Belgian mining giant lied over bulldozing homes

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A Belgian mining company, Groupe Forrest International, has consistently lied about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has denied justice to those affected. November 21, 2014 International  A Belgian mining company, Groupe Forrest International, has consistently lied about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and has denied justice to those affected, said Amnesty International today in a new report.   read more
  • Philippines: Five years on, justice for Maguindanao massacre can’t wait

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that their response to the Maguindanao massacre does not become a mockery of justice, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of what is often called the world’s largest-ever single attack on journalists.  November 21, 2014 The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that their response to the Maguindanao massacre does not become a mockery of justice, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of what is often called the world’s largest-ever single attack on journalists. read more
  • UN vote boosts support for a global moratorium on the death penalty

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The vast majority of the world’s countries today threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. November 22, 2014  The vast majority of the world’s countries today threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. 114 of the UN’s 193 member states today voted in favour of the resolution which will go before the…
  • Gambia: “Aggravated Homosexuality’’ Offence Carries Life Sentence

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  November 21, 2014 International Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.read more
  • Detekt: A new software tool in the ‘cat and mouse’ game against Big Brother

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Technical experts and human rights organizations are playing a ‘cat and mouse’ game against governments who are using state-of-the-art surveillance software to spy on the legitimate activities of human rights defenders and journalists. This is how they are doing it. November 21, 2014 Imagine never being alone.Someone looking over your shoulder, recording every computer keystroke; reading and listening to your private Skype conversations; using your phone’s microphone and camera to monitor you and your colleagues, without you even knowing it.read more
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    Fast Company

  • 5 Difficult Conversations Managers Hate To Have

    Lisa Evans
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    No employee wants to hear "you're fired" or "you're not getting a raise," but it's no picnic for the manager either.From delivering poor performance reviews to telling someone that their coworkers have been complaining about them, no one likes to be the bearer of bad news, but as a manager, it's likely that you'll face at least a few instances where you're required to confront an employee.Read Full Story
  • Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

    Elizabeth Segran
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ustraap, a wearable technology startup, helps the blind more effectively sense their surroundings.While technology helps the visually impaired better access the digital world (making it easy for them to quickly dictate emails or speak instructions into smartphones, for instance), trying to get around in the real world can be somewhat more challenging. Many of the more than 6 million blind people in America rely on a trusty guide dog or a white cane to sense what is in front of them. Ustraap, a startup founded by three Mexican entrepreneurs, is hoping to improve the tools blind people can use…
  • Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    Alice Truong
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A $2.35 billion innovation investment will help spur their development.Dyson plans to invest $2.35 billion into new technologies—$1.56 billion of that into its research-and-development efforts—and launch at least 100 new products in the coming four years.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Claudia Rojas Sees Numbers In Color

    Robbie Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    The three best things on the Internet each week, as recommended by Fast Company team members. Claudia RojasPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Claudia Rojas Role at Fast Company: Director of Web Projects. "I make sure the marketing team, developers, and editors are happy with each other and the website." Twitter: @panterita Titillating Fact: Claudia is graphic, web, UX, and UI designer, but she's also classically trained as a printmaker— working mostly with etchings. Claudia also has synesthesia, meaning that she can experience simultaneous sensations from one stimulus. "I can see…
  • Uber's Emil Michael Probably Won't Be Fired, Says Report

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The executive lit an enormous media firestorm this week. So why is he still with the company?Uber senior vice president of business Emil Michael triggered a firestorm this week when his dinner comments about snooping on reporters with "opposition researchers" were published by BuzzFeed. Michael soon offered a mea culpa to the journalist targeted, PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continued the apology tour with a 14-part tweetstorm (see our video rendition of Kalanick's Twitter apology below).Read Full Story
 
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  • Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Rajata Rajatanavin Minister for Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand. General Debate, Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall). ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti An increased consumption of unhealthy foods in Thailand has created new nutritional challenges for the newly industrialized country, according to its Minister of Public Health. Thai people are now consuming foods high in sugar, fat and salt because of a change in food systems and lifestyles. Obesity is on the rise as well as non-communicable diseases like heart disease, strike and cancer.
  • "Don't define someone by their disability" says US Senator

    Sandra Guy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Tom Harkin. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Don't define someone by their disability but define them by their ability, said United States Senator Tom Harkin when taking a tour of the United Nations Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired on Friday. Senator Harkin is the lead advocate for disability rights in The United States Congress. The Senator's visit to the Accessibility Centre in New York comes after the recent U.S. Senate rejection for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The convention would establish an international standard for disability rights…
  • "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Gold being poured in a South African mine. South Africa has the world’s largest gold-mining industry. UN Photo The sky will be the limit for African countries once they industrialize their agricultural sector. That's the view of Ambassador Arthur Kafeero, Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly. Ambassador Kafeero participated in an event on the occasion of Africa Industrialization Day, observed on 20 November, and which focused on agriculture. He told Derrick Mbatha that Africa's economy has made "tremendous progress" in recent years. Duration: 4'50"…
  • Ebola outbreak "contained" by middle of 2015

    Daniel Dickinson
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    A resident walks past a mural about the dangers of the Ebola Virus painted on a wall off Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia. Photo: Morgana Wingard/ UNDP The outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa should be "contained" and could end by the middle of 2015, the UN Secretary-General has said. Almost 5500 people have died after catching the virus, mainly in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone. The United Nations has set up a special health mission UNMEER to fight the disease in the region. The UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, says progress has been made. "There has been some welcome progress. Where the…
  • 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials

    Sandra Guy
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Robert Serry. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Around 25,000 people whose homes were destroyed in a conflict in the Gaza strip in July and August are to have access to materials to rebuild their houses, according to the UN. The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said an "understanding" had been reached between the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to allow access to the building supplies from next week. The 50-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian faction, Hamas led to the deaths of 2000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis as well as the widespread destruction…
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  • Vernon Bogdanor: The General Election of 1945

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Vernon Bogdanor: The General Election of 1945 The 1945 general election saw the return of the first ever majority Labour government. The Gallup poll had shown a Labour lead for over two years. Nevertheless most politicians and commentators were astonished by the result, since they expected that the war hero, Winston Churchill, would be returned to office by a grateful nation. In the event there was a swing of around 12% to Labour. How is this to be explained? Did the war radicalise the British people? Was the outcome a mandate for socialism? Or was it merely a reaction against the politics of…
  • Jagjit Chadha: From Gold to Paper and Back Again

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Jagjit Chadha: From Gold to Paper and Back Again Money was linked historically to the value of commodities such as gold in order to help preserve its value and encourage its wide and ongoing use. There are many examples of countries temporarily delinking from commodity standards. This lecture will explore the consequences of tying monetary value to commodities and why there are better choices for a government than a commodity standard. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:…
  • Ian Morison: Are We Alone?

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Ian Morison: Are We Alone? A discussion of the prospects of finding life, simple or intelligent, beyond our own planet. There is the possibility of finding evidence of life, past or present, on Mars or even below the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa. By observing the infra-red spectra of the atmospheres of planets in nearby solar systems we might even find evidence of simple life forms. Beyond our local galactic environment our only chance is to intercept a signal from another intelligent race - SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - a search in which the lecturer played a…
  • Christopher Clark: Sleepwalkers

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Christopher Clark: Sleepwalkers This lecture explores new ways of understanding the crisis that brought war to Europe in the summer of 1914; reflects on some of the problems of interpretation that have dogged the debate over the war's origins; and considers the contemporary resonance of a catastrophe that is now nearly a century old. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/sleepwalkers-how-europe-went-to-war-in-1914 Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This…
  • Jane Caplan: Distinguishing Marks The Tattoo

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Jane Caplan: Distinguishing Marks The Tattoo Tattoos are one of the 'distinguishing marks' specified in police descriptions, and long recorded on British passports. They have also often been seen as a form of writing on the body that conveys deeper messages about the bearer's identity, especially for criminals. This lecture will discuss the original debates about the tattoo as a sign of criminal identity among 19th century European police and criminal anthropologists. It will conclude the series with some final reflections on the subjective and objective dimensions of identity and…
 
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • 10 things you need to know today: November 24, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    1. Grand jury resumes Ferguson deliberations as police brace for reactionProtests continued near Ferguson, Missouri, as a grand jury was set to resume deliberations on whether to file charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August. Police, state troopers, and the National Guard are bracing for reactions to the grand jury verdict, which is believed to be imminent. President Obama on Sunday called for calm, saying that race relations are improving in the U.S. "First and foremost," he said, "keep protests peaceful."…
  • Archaeologists discover female mummy buried in her jewelry

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Spanish archaeologists have nicknamed an Egyptian mummy the "Lady of the Jewels" after they discovered her remains were buried wearing jewelry.Archaeologists from the Thutmosis III Temple Project found the mummy in a necropolis beneath the temple of Pharoah Thutmosis III, who lived from 1490 to 1436 B.C.E. The temple is in Luxor, in southern Egypt. The archaeologists have dated the mummy to the Middle Kingdom, between 2137 and 1781 B.C.E.The mummy remained undiscovered because its wooden sarcophagus had been trapped by a collapsed roof. Other tombs in the necropolis were looted during…
  • 5 reasons to sign up for a holiday savings account

    By Christine Ryan Jyoti
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    You know what they say: Nothing is certain in life except for death, taxes … and the pressure to overspend during the holidays.Oh, wait. That's not how the maxim goes — although maybe it should.Because, sure enough, the season of financial temptations is right around the corner, which means it's prime time to figure out whether your budget is prepped to weather the upcoming spending storm.Now, don't go into a panic — there's a simple strategy you can adopt now to help you sidestep those common holiday budgeting bombs, whether it's the last-minute invite to your co-worker...
  • Nevada speaker-elect steps aide after racist, homophobic writings revealed

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    On Nov. 4, Republicans won control of the Nevada Assembly for the first time since 1985, and three days later they selected two-term backbencher Ira Hansen as their speaker-designate.On Sunday, after almost a week of revelations from his 13 years as a columnist for the Sparks Tribune and turns as talk radio host, Hansen said that he is withdrawing from the position, blaming a "carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in state government," according to a letter obtained by Nevada journalist Jon Ralston.Among other things, Hansen proudly…
  • What the Pentagon's secret dictionary on cyberwarfare reveals about military hacking

    By Michael Peck
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Every profession has its own language. And when there's a language, there must be a dictionary.So with the U.S. military aggressively embracing cyberwarfare — whatever that means — why shouldn't the Pentagon also create its own cyberwarfare dictionary? The Website Public Intelligence, which likes to unveil hidden documents, has posted U.S. Strategic Command's Cyber Warfare Lexicon.Published in 2009, the Lexicon seems to reflect a U.S. military struggling to define precisely how cyberweapons differ from traditional weapons.Indeed, the Lexicon borrows much of the language of…
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    More Intelligent Life

  • MONKEYING AROUND AT SUNRISE

    Anonymous
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Where the Wild Things Are: in the Roof of Africa lives a most atypical monkey. Henry Wismayer rises at dawn to study the second-most political of primates From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The sun is still a smear on the horizon as I hurry to beat the dawn, slaloming through an army of giant lobelia, over grassy tussocks still spongy from last night’s rain. I awoke feeling groggyout in the open, at 15,000 feet, sleep comes fitfullybut the weariness is soon replaced by keen expectation. The creature I’m pursuing is most active in the morning and my reward comes…
  • THE JEWEL IN A ROOM

    Anonymous
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    A Matter of Taste: are pendant lamps a turn-on, or a turn-off? Kassia St Clair sheds light on a new trend From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The lighting buyer at the grand old London homestore Heal’s, aptly named Lucio Longoni, is a happy man. In the past 12 months his sales of pendant lamps, the danglier, more decorative, alternative to the workaday downlight, have doubled. And over the past 18 months sales of the attendant accessories—bulbs and fixtures—have trebled. This is surprising. Pendant lamps are not like their floor and table sisters—you can’t just…
  • ON THE ROAD, AGAIN

    Simon Willis
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Found in Translation: Simon Willis follows Geert Mak's journey through America, which captures a nation in decline ENGLISH TITLE IN AMERICAAUTHOR GEERT MAKORIGINAL LANGUAGE DUTCH TRANSLATOR LIZ WATERS  In 1960 John Steinbeck—with the Nobel prize ahead of him but his best work long behind—went on a road trip with his dog. He drove through America from his home in Sag Harbour, hoping to take the temperature of the country and prove that he wasn’t washed up. The result was a bestseller, “Travels with Charley”, published in 1962. Fifty years later, the Dutch journalist Geert Mak…
  • DREAMING IN ANATOLIA

    Anonymous
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber steps into the mysterious world of the Palme d'Or-winning "Winter Sleep" From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 When you watch a Nuri Bilge Ceylan film, you’re transported to a distant land. In literal terms, that land encompasses the windswept steppes and looming mountains of the Turkish countryside, territory which this writer-director made his own in his hugely acclaimed, hypnotic crime odyssey, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”. It’s a terrain of wild horses and humanoid rock formationsa fantastic setting which…
  • THE STORYSELLERS

    Anonymous
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    The urge to tell stories has been with us for ever—but it still needs looking after. Tim de Lisle reports on three bright ideas that have become powerhouses of literacy and creativity From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 Chapter 1: The Museum of Stories ON A SUMMER’s afternoon, Oxford is looking as it does in the imagination, clad in shades of glowing saffron. Tourists are trickling out of Christ Church, the grandest of all the colleges and even more of a draw since its hall landed the plum role of Hogwarts’ dining room in the Harry Potter films. Some of the tourists…
 
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    60 Minutes - Full Audio

  • 60 MINUTES

    CBS Radio News
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The roads and bridges Americans drive on every day are in dire need of repair or replacement. Steve Kroft reports on the critical condition of America?s infrastructure and why the problem persists. Bob Simon returns to the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster and it's still radioactive and dangerous -- almost 30 years later. Anderson Cooper accompanies volunteers who use modern technology to locate the remains of airmen missing in action in the waters off Palau, the site of costly World War II battles in the South Pacific.
  • 60 MINUTES: 11/9

    CBS Radio News
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Lara Logan reports from an Ebola treatment center run by the International Medical Corps in Liberia, where Americans are fighting the battle against the deadly disease. Also, U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald is undertaking the largest reorganization of the VA in its entire history. He gives Scott Pelley his first major interview since taking over the troubled organization. Finally, Steve Carell, the usually comedic actor, takes on a film role that's deadly serious. Steve Kroft profiles him at the height of his Hollywood success.
  • 60 MINUTES: 11/2

    CBS Radio News
    2 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Converts to radical Islam in London are so dedicated that one tells Clarissa Ward he can't love his own mother because she is not a Muslim. Also, Scott Pelley has the story of how one of the men who shot Osama Bin Laden came under fire from his fellow seals, and his government, and what he'd like to say now to make amends. Finally, to those who think America's most popular music sounds the same, country music star Blake Shelton says "get over it." Norah O'Donnell reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 10/26

    CBS Radio News
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Genetic testing and in vitro fertilization are making it possible for scientists to weed out dangerous and often deadly diseases from the gene pool. Norah O'Donnell reports. Scott Pelley has the latest on Ebola in Dallas and Anderson Cooper talks to the Foo Fighters about the roots of American history.
  • 60 MINUTES: 10/19

    CBS Radio News
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Barbara Mancini was arrested and accused of helping her dying father kill himself. She became the focus of the end-of-life debate currently raging in this country. Anderson Cooper has that story. Also, Bob Simon reports on a gold prospector in Canada's Yukon, where they also meet a bear. Finally, as the coliseum is restored, the myth of Christians being thrown to the lions is put to rest. Morley Safer has the details.
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to NAACP President Cornell Brooks ahead of the Ferguson grand jury's decision. Senator Richard Durbin, Representative Michael McCaul, Representative Luis Gutierrez and Representative Raul Labrador discuss President Obama's executive action on immigration. On the panel, Michael Gerson and David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Foreign Correspondent Charlie D'Agata about the latest purported beheading of an American by ISIS. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney talks about what Republicans have to do to win the White House. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran. Utah Senator Mike Lee talks about President Obama's expected executive action on immigration and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper weighs in on the return of two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. Missouri Senator Claire…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 11/9

    CBS Radio News
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today, on a special 60th anniversary edition of "Face the Nation", Bob Schieffer speaks to President Obama on a series of issues such as ISIS, immigration and midterm elections. Also on the show, former President George W. Bush discusses his father, former President George H.W. Bush, the Iraq War and the possibility of his brother Jeb running for president in 2016. Bob also discusses the latest headlines with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, David Gergen of Harvard University, and Michele Norris of NPR.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 11/2

    CBS Radio News
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Rand Paul about the Republican party's image issues and his hopes for the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Also on the show, U-S Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power who is just back from Africa where she monitored the humanitarian efforts to stop Ebola from spreading. CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes talk midterm elections and on the panel Bob discusses the latest headlines with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/26

    CBS Radio News
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Charlie Rose speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent John LaPook about the latest case of Ebola in the U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, Representative Mike Rogers and CBS News Producer Erin Lyall discuss the the war on ISIS and the terror at threat home and abroad. Senate battleground race analysis from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonardt of the New York Times Upshot, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy…
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • From Employment To Entrepreneur...

    Guest Author
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Maleka Dattu Creator and Founder, MERUMAYA Integrative Effective Skincare®and 2014 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador talks to The Next Women about her journey from employment to successful entrepreneur. read more
  • Startup Diaries: When The Time Is Right

    Guest Author
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jemma Caldwell, founder of Tanami, encourages The Next Women readers to take the plunge into the business world.read more
  • Five Items to Include in New Employee Packets for Accounting and Payroll

    Simon Davis
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the most rewarding experiences that a business owner can have is welcoming a brand new employee to their staff. In most cases, new employees being added to the fold is a sign that the business is growing in more ways than one – especially when it comes to the increasing demand of its customers.read more
  • Food As A Status Symbol

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl talks to Manuela Rehn, founder of GrüneKöpfe, a popular Berlin-based food consultancy specialising in organic and ethical food systems, about how the concept of food has changed over the years.read more
  • NEW RESEARCH FINDS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN WOMEN BUSINESS ANGELS IN THE UK

    Guest Author
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the largest surveys of business angels in the UK has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Jaguar Land Rover wraps Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into its own justDrive app

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    LOS ANGELES—While other automakers are working to implement Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into their vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover is taking a different route. At the LA Auto Show, the British company debuted justDrive, an “app technology that integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience.”As Jaguar Land Rover describes it, justDrive is an app that opens up into an “experience” when your smartphone is connected to your car. It’s currently available for iOS 8 users, and will be available for Android users in early 2015. The “experience”…
  • Report: IT pros are overly confident that they know how to prevent data breaches

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been a rough year for businesses when it comes to data breaches. A new report from ThreatTrack Security suggests that things will improve dramatically in 2015—that is, unless the survey participants are overstating the efficacy of their network defenses. It’s important for you to take steps to secure your own data to make sure you’re protected either way. The title of the ThreatTrack report—2015 Predictions from the Front Lines: Cybersecurity Professionals Very Confident in Their Ability to Fight Data Breaches in 2015—spells it all out. The survey of 250 IT professionals from…
  • Five Android 5.0 Lollipop annoyances Google should fix immediately

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The 5.0 release of Android, dubbed Lollipop, is the biggest thing to happen to Android in years—possibly ever. The design and features have been revamped, and attention to detail is evident throughout. However, even our beloved Google is not perfect, and that means there are some bugs and just plain odd decisions in Android 5.0. Let's check out five of the most annoying little quirks in Lollipop and see how they might be fixed.The Power Menu In Android 4.4 and earlier, the menu you got when holding the power menu had a few options including toggling airplane mode, ringer modes, and of…
  • Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    LOS ANGELES—I went to the LA Auto Show in search of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Google and Apple’s bids to bring your smartphone’s screen to your car. CarPlay’s so far appeared only in a Ferrari and a Pioneer aftermarket line, while Android Auto is still in beta. Still, at a small Hyundai booth in the South Hall, two separate 2015 Hyundai Sonatas demonstrated the technologies. No other automakers were showing them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Two ads tell you everything you need to know about how crazy notebook PC pricing is.The first, a Dell Black Friday ad from 2010, advertises a Dell Inspiron 15 for $450—the “doorbuster” the PC company used to lure shoppers to Dell.com. The second, another Dell Black Friday ad for 2014, promotes another Inspiron 15—but for just $190.Meanwhile, Apple and Samsung are selling smartphones for about the same prices they always have—$200 and above, and far more if their carrier-subsidized pricing is removed from the equation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
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    theGrio

  • 12-year-old boy with toy gun shot and killed by police identified

    theGrio
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Cleveland, OH — The Saturday police shooting of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy holding a toy gun was captured on surveillance video, according to Cleveland police. The kid has been identified as Tamir Rice by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Rice was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center and died Sunday morning. The shooting happened at the Cudell Recreation Center at 3:30pm. Officers were responding to a report that a male was in the playground waving and pointing his gun at people. According to the 911 caller, Rice was “pulling a gun in and out of his pants and…
  • Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep and others

    Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation’s highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. The distinguished group receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress. Dingell is retiring at the end of the year. Others being recognized at a White House ceremony Monday are composer Stephen Sondheim, NBC journalist Tom Brokaw and author Isabel…
  • Rudy Giuliani: White police officers needed because blacks ‘kill each other’

    theGrio
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    It went down on Meet The Press Sunday. During a panel discussion on diverse police forces and the unrest in Ferguson, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had a message for black people: Stop the violence. Except he actually didn’t say that. He said this: The white police officers won’t be there if you weren’t killing each other 70 to 75 percent of the time. Giuliani was directing his comments at MSNBC contributor and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, who was also on Sunday’s panel. Host Chuck Todd started the discussion by pointing out the…
  • TMZ’s Marion Barry headline shows bias

    theGrio
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Sometimes the best policing of mainstream media comes from social media. TMZ’s headline for Marion Barry’s death reading “MARION BARRY CRACK MAYOR DEAD AT 78,” has created a stir.  Some have juxtaposed the image of this headline with the gossip’s site more deferential headline for actor Heath Ledger, who died from a drug overdose. The Ledger headline simply reads: Heath Ledger Is Dead. Barry, unlike Ledger, did not die from an overdose but instead was plagued by prostate cancer and diabetes in his late age. The 78-year-old four-term mayor and three-term…
  • Former Bill Cosby fixer: I paid off women for him

    theGrio
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    Back at the height of The Cosby Show’s success Frank Scotti was Bill Cosby’s fixer. Scotti told the NY Daily News that he would do anything that the comedian needed, including standing guard of his dressing room when Cosby had one-on-one time with young models. And when Cosby needed to pay off his young female acquaintances, he would leave it to Scotti to disburse the funds. “He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.” The 90-year-old says he coming forward now because he feels “sorry for the…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Juicy J

    Daniel Kohn
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A. winds down, Memphis rapper Juicy J will be using this one-off concert to showcase material from his soon-to-be-released fourth solo effort, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. The founding member of the Academy Award–winning Memphis collective Three 6 Mafia released “Low” back... by Daniel Kohn As Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A. winds down, Memphis rapper Juicy J will be using this one-off concert to showcase material from his soon-to-be-released fourth solo effort, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. The founding member of the Academy…
  • Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs

    Siran Babayan
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Former model Patty Farmer chronicles the heyday of the Playboy Club in her new book, Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs. A few years after the magazine’s founding, Hugh Hefner opened the first club in downtown Chicago in 1960, followed by locations around the world. At... by Siran Babayan Former model Patty Farmer chronicles the heyday of the Playboy Club in her new book, Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs. A few years after the magazine’s founding, Hugh Hefner opened the first club in downtown Chicago in 1960, followed by…
  • Leah Zeger, The Nick Mancini Trio

    Gary Fukushima
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It helps to have a famous last name, and to play the vibraphone, that rarest of traditional jazz instruments (just below flute, well above pocket-comb). But what has really driven Nick Mancini’s success is his mind-bending ability to flat-out rip on the vibes, using his custom mallets to pummel us... by Gary Fukushima It helps to have a famous last name, and to play the vibraphone, that rarest of traditional jazz instruments (just below flute, well above pocket-comb). But what has really driven Nick Mancini’s success is his mind-bending ability to flat-out rip on the vibes, using his…
  • Chris Kraus Lectures on Frances Scholz's Amboy

    Catherine Wagley
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Writer Chris Kraus appears in the film that Cologne-based artist Frances Scholz made for her exhibition at Tif Sigfrids Gallery. The film is about an artist named Amboy, who may or may not be real, and Kraus is purportedly lecturing about him. But since Kraus, like everyone else, does not... by Catherine Wagley Writer Chris Kraus appears in the film that Cologne-based artist Frances Scholz made for her exhibition at Tif Sigfrids Gallery. The film is about an artist named Amboy, who may or may not be real, and Kraus is purportedly lecturing about him.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
  • Joey Sellers Jazz Aggregation

    Gary Fukushima
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    They say true artists are all a little crazy, and anyone who plays trombone with four kazoos sticking out of the bell qualifies. Joey Sellers makes some of the craziest sounds ever on the trombone, which belies his complete mastery over music: As a performer who honed his abilities in... by Gary Fukushima They say true artists are all a little crazy, and anyone who plays trombone with four kazoos sticking out of the bell qualifies. Joey Sellers makes some of the craziest sounds ever on the trombone, which belies his complete mastery over music: As a performer who honed his abilities in New…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Executive Order

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Executive Order PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: obama, executive, order, immigration, mcconnell, boener, republican, birpartisanship, well, poison Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Denver Sheriff's Department

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Denver Sheriff's Department PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: denver, sheriff, department, excessive, force, taser, lawsuit, payoff, mistaken, release, public, relations Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Comet Landing

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Comet Landing PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: comet, spacecraft, europe, space, agency, indian, reservation, rosetta, philae, orbit Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Colorado Junior Senators

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Colorado Junior Senators PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: colorado, junior, senator, cory, gardner, far, right, record, moderate, rhetoric Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Hickenlooper Re-elected

    7 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Hickenlooper Re-elected PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: hickenlooper, governor, colorado, campaign, re-elected, election, republican, democrat, beauprez, sweep, mid-term Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Juicy J

    Daniel Kohn
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A. winds down, Memphis rapper Juicy J will be using this one-off concert to showcase material from his soon-to-be-released fourth solo effort, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. The founding member of the Academy Award–winning Memphis collective Three 6 Mafia released “Low” back... by Daniel Kohn As Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A. winds down, Memphis rapper Juicy J will be using this one-off concert to showcase material from his soon-to-be-released fourth solo effort, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues. The founding member of the Academy…
  • Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs

    Siran Babayan
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Former model Patty Farmer chronicles the heyday of the Playboy Club in her new book, Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs. A few years after the magazine’s founding, Hugh Hefner opened the first club in downtown Chicago in 1960, followed by locations around the world. At... by Siran Babayan Former model Patty Farmer chronicles the heyday of the Playboy Club in her new book, Playboy on Stage: A History of the World’s Sexiest Nightclubs. A few years after the magazine’s founding, Hugh Hefner opened the first club in downtown Chicago in 1960, followed by…
  • Leah Zeger, The Nick Mancini Trio

    Gary Fukushima
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It helps to have a famous last name, and to play the vibraphone, that rarest of traditional jazz instruments (just below flute, well above pocket-comb). But what has really driven Nick Mancini’s success is his mind-bending ability to flat-out rip on the vibes, using his custom mallets to pummel us... by Gary Fukushima It helps to have a famous last name, and to play the vibraphone, that rarest of traditional jazz instruments (just below flute, well above pocket-comb). But what has really driven Nick Mancini’s success is his mind-bending ability to flat-out rip on the vibes, using his…
  • Chris Kraus Lectures on Frances Scholz's Amboy

    Catherine Wagley
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Writer Chris Kraus appears in the film that Cologne-based artist Frances Scholz made for her exhibition at Tif Sigfrids Gallery. The film is about an artist named Amboy, who may or may not be real, and Kraus is purportedly lecturing about him. But since Kraus, like everyone else, does not... by Catherine Wagley Writer Chris Kraus appears in the film that Cologne-based artist Frances Scholz made for her exhibition at Tif Sigfrids Gallery. The film is about an artist named Amboy, who may or may not be real, and Kraus is purportedly lecturing about him.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
  • Joey Sellers Jazz Aggregation

    Gary Fukushima
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    They say true artists are all a little crazy, and anyone who plays trombone with four kazoos sticking out of the bell qualifies. Joey Sellers makes some of the craziest sounds ever on the trombone, which belies his complete mastery over music: As a performer who honed his abilities in... by Gary Fukushima They say true artists are all a little crazy, and anyone who plays trombone with four kazoos sticking out of the bell qualifies. Joey Sellers makes some of the craziest sounds ever on the trombone, which belies his complete mastery over music: As a performer who honed his abilities in New…
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Tonight’s sunset photo

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:42 pm
    The sunset tonight in the Black Hills.
  • Multiple small lightning fires in southern California

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Strawberry Fire, Rim Forest, San Bernardino National Forest. USFS photo. While some areas in northern California have received more than two inches of rain in the last 24 hours (as of 1 p.m. PST, November 22) lightning has caused at least five small fires on the San Bernardino National Forest in the south part of the state on Friday and Saturday. From Inciweb: November 21: 1. 7:46 am– “Strawberry” – located near Rim Forest, single snag with 5’x5′ ground fire – contained 2. 9:18 am – “North Face 1″ – located north of San Jacinto…
  • Wildfire briefing, November 21, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    FDNY Incident Management Team deploys to Buffalo, NY The New York City Fire Department’s Incident Management Team has deployed to Buffalo, New York to assist in the organization and management of snow removal efforts following this week’s record snowfall. Friday morning at 5:45 the team departed from the Randalls Island Fire Academy after being requested by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and in coordination with the New York City Office of Emergency Management. The FDNY saw the benefits of an IMT when they received help from Type 1 interagency IMTs after the attack…
  • Rescue Me balloon is now on Kickstarter

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    The emergency signaling balloon that we told you about on November 17 is now on Kickstarter. In an emergency the Rescue Me Balloon can be inflated with helium and then flown on a 150-foot monofilament string tether. Below the Coast Guard orange balloon is an LED light that flashes the SOS signal. The company expects the selling price to be about $75, but a $40 pledge (plus shipping) on Kickstarter should get you one if the device begins shipping in April, 2015 as planned. But, nothing is guaranteed on Kickstarter. In our earlier article we mused about how it might be useful for wildland…
  • Focus on SERPPAS

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    While researching a Prescribed Fire Smoke Management Pocket Guide, we found that it was created by the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) and SERPPAS. The CPFC is a pretty straight forward organization with a governing board comprised of the typical mix of government, industry, and NGO representatives. Their mission is also predictable based on the name: …promote the appropriate use of prescribed fire for enhancing public safety, managing resources, and sustaining environment quality. But we had never heard of SERPPAS, which stands for Southeast Regional Partnership for…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • The Rise of ISIS

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

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

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

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Scott & White Health Plan Recognized by Texas Diabetes Council as Top in State

    Katherine Voss
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    The Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) has been recognized for excellence in diabetic care by the Texas Diabetes Council in Austin. SWHP is the only Texas health plan that exceeded national and state standards for diabetes care in six categories. The award is based on SWHP’s performance against standardized Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information […] The post Scott & White Health Plan Recognized by Texas Diabetes Council as Top in State appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock receives recognition for stroke care

    Katherine Voss
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year, Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, a part of Baylor Scott & White, has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. According to the American Heart Association/American […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock receives recognition for stroke care appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • New Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Begins in Central Texas

    Scott Clark
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    UMHB DPT students will get the opportunity to interact with Baylor Scott & White Health physicians, therapists, and nurses on a daily basis. DPT faculty and Baylor Scott & White faculty will have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects and share ideas and innovations. The program will start on the UMHB campus while the university builds a permanent home for the DPT program on the Baylor Scott & White campus in Temple. The post New Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Begins in Central Texas appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update

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

  • Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

    david
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you look at the numbers on intelligence, longevity, congenital ailments and so on, which canine comes out as top data-dog? We visualise the result, in this excerpt from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful rendered by VizSweet. » See the graphic » Check out the data » Order: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones» Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside
  • Information is Beautiful Awards 2014 – The Results Are In

    Tobias
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Last night’s third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated dataviz at its most dazzling. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to a razor-sharp pack of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which our judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to our generous sponsors Kantar, we present the winners. Data Visualization Gold - Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels Silver - Weather Radials Poster by Timm Kekeritz Bronze - The Depth of the Problem by The Washington Post Special mention - The Analytical Tourism Map of Piedmont by Marco…
  • What Powers the Sudden Legalization of Cannabis in the US?

    david
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This week, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. joined Colorado and Washington State on the list of US states to legalize or decriminalize cannabis (marijuana). What powers this sudden and dramatic U-turn in drugs policy? Humanistic sense dawning on the authorities? The artful lobbying of the pro-campaigners? Or are local legislators just smoking some serious green? Well, they’re definitely getting on high on one kind of green… » See our visualisation
  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

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

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

  • Shilpa Shetty meets Arnold Schwarzenegger at a boxing match

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen rival Sylvester Stallone. Shilpa Shetty and Raj were celebrating their wedding anniversary in Macau and were catching the fight during their trip. “At the #MannyPacquiao fight in Macau, ringside;) doesn’t get better than this! @TheRajKundra ure anniversary present,”…
  • Farhan goes through rigorous training for his new look in Wazir

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Farhan Akhtar had mesmerized the audience with his 360 degree transformation during Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The actor not only gave an outstanding performance but the kind of physique the actor made had become a talking point. This time around again the actor is ready to take the audience by surprise. Farhan will be seen playing an ATS Cop in his upcoming film Wazir. The character required him to be lean and at the same time muscular. The actor had gone through months of training to get the right kind of look. When it comes to gaining muscle mass it becomes very difficult. The actor had gone…
  • JD(U) may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    PATNA: Speculation is rife in Bihar’s political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party were making every effort to remove him from the chief minister’s post. Manjhi said, “I know efforts are on to remove me, I may or may not continue till November end.” Manjhi, who belongs to the economically backward Mahadalit community, is known for his controversial remarks.
  • Foreign degree holders better skilled for jobs

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Functioning in an increasingly globalised environment, many companies feel that foreign degree holders have better technical skills for jobs compared to Indian university graduates, says a latest survey As per British Council’s ‘India Employability Survey 2014′, as much as 39 per cent of the companies in India said that foreign university graduates are better prepared for the jobs than those from Indian ones. Further, the survey conducted in 200 Indian and foreign companies in the country found that 41 per cent have hired at least one foreign university graduate in the last…
  • High-fruit diets can worsen depression

    Gautam
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour and alter how the brain responds to stress, the findings showed. “Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health and may lead to important implications for adolescent nutrition and development,” said lead author Constance Harrell of Emory University in Atlanta. Fructose stimulates neural pathways that affect how the brain responds to stress, which can have important behavioural effects, including worsening symptoms of depression and…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • What have the pundits learned from the FNM race last week? THAT THE NEWSPAPERS ARE NO LONGER EFFECTIVE IN THE GAME OF POLITICS IN THE BAHAMAS!

    media
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    How could Duane Sands – backed by Ingraham – lose to Turnquest who entered the race only 24 hours before election? Dr. Hubert Minnis - Leader of the Opposition Minnis is ya PAPA NAH!!! The bad candidate in the Elizabeth by-election, Duane Sands, backed by Ingraham last week could not win... Nassau, Bahamas — The talk this weekend – and we know for all this coming week – is the FNM Convention last Friday where FNMs removed its Chairman and Deputy Leader from power and replaced both with a team complimentary to Dr. Hubert Minnis. Minnis appeared unmoved by the mounting…
  • Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival set to launch on Grand Bahama

    media
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    GRAND LAUNCH The Bahamas National Festival Commission will launch Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Grand Bahama on Friday, November 28, which will culminate with the unveiling of The Grand Bahama Cultural Carnival Company’s 'The Grand Life' Costume in the Count Basie Square of the Port Lucaya Marketplace. Freeport, Grand Bahama Island — The countdown to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is on and with the event now just six months away, Grand Bahama is gearing up to roll out its costume line with an official launch party on Friday, November 28. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry G.
  • This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Nov 17 – 21

    media
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Prime Minister Addresses Prayer Breakfast Deputy Director at BIS Elcott Coleby. Party leader and Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie told those gathered at the prayer breakfast not to forget from whence The Bahamas had come in twenty-eight short months. He said his government did not shy away from the challenges confronting the country but “boldly and confidently” addressed them while others ducked, double-talked, back tracked and jeered the government in the face of the difficult, tough but necessary decisions the PLP government made during its first twenty-eight…
  • BTC New Mobile Towers Delivering Upgraded Mobile Experience

    media
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    New Upgrade at BTC! NASSAU, New Providence – BTC has installed five new mobile towers in New Providence, increasing quality of service for mobile phone users in key traffic areas. The five mobile towers have been erected at R.M. Bailey Park, Quarry Mission Park, the Defense Force Base, Farrington Road and The Carmichael Road Police Station. The installations are a part of the recently announced $65m ‘Upgrade Bahamas’ budget to enhance and improve BTC’s networks. $26m of the ‘Upgrade Bahamas’ budget is being spent on the mobile network to address coverage and capacity issues…
  • Foreign Affairs Minister meets with IOM representatives

    media
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Fred Mitchell is pictured with Ambassador Laura Thompson, Deputy Director of the International Organization on Migration (IOM) on the steps of the Foreign Ministry in Nassau, Bahamas on 17th November 2014. The Ambassador was accompanied by Ms. Aqueda Marin, Regional Technical Specialist of Counter-trafficking and the Minister was joined by Mrs. Cleola Hamilton, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and the Senior Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and the Dept. of Immigration. The Courtesy…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Finnish contemporary circus draws crowds – but not public funding

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Just a few years ago the Race Horse Company could be found scrounging through dumpsters looking for supplies for their first performance. They may not have had cash, but they had vision. Now the same men form one of Finland’s best-known contemporary circus exports.The company’s founders, Kalle Lehto, Rauli Kosonen and Petri Tuominen have travelled a long way from their original stomping ground of Helsinki’s Kisahalli – their most recent venture finds them performing their show Super Sunday at Madrid’s Circo Price Theatre. “It was really clear for us that we wanted to do…
  • Economist calls for greater emphasis on part-time work

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    Mila Borg is Swedish and a part-time HR consultant. Because of her two young children, she works 70 percent of full time and receives a partial care allowance. Borg explained that she receives the equivalent of 80 percent full pay and another 10 percent from her employer, totaling 90 percent of a full pay packet.Meanwhile here in Finland, Foreign Affairs Ministry worker Nora Klami is a single mother of twins, and also works part-time. Nora’s work is about 83 percent of part time – some 30 hours each week. And that’s exactly what she’s paid for.According to the Finnish Social Insurance…
  • President Niinistö: Joining NATO now would harm relations with Russia

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Speaking to the Washington Post’s Griff Witte, President Sauli Niinistö commented on statements made by Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, who has been pinned as being pro-NATO. Niinistö countered that no clear proposals had been made, nor had membership been formally discussed or decided. He added that now would not be the correct time to join the military alliance.“It is very obvious that if Finland joins NATO, that would undoubtedly harm our relations [with Russia]. You have to keep in mind that 1,300 kilometers is a long, long border, and you just don’t keep it closed. On the…
  • Monday’s papers: Mulling family tragedy, superfluous health checks and biobanks for juniors

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Both leading tabloids lead Monday morning with extensive reports on the case of a Kuopio mother who called in the deaths of her two young children to police officials Saturday evening. According to Iltalehti, police have not disclosed many details about the case so far, except to say that the children were aged 2.5 years and 1.5 months. The mother has been taken into custody on suspicion of causing their deaths, and has been kept under round-the-clock surveillance. Police have also said that the children’s father, who lived with the family, was not at home at the time of the incident, and…
  • “Time thieves” lead to worn out employees

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    If intuition is important in your work, all is lost if you stress yourself into having tunnel vision.Business training firm Pohto’s development chief Marja Piri urges workers to regain their composure when they start feeling the heat of urgency. Her tip is that it's particularly when things get hectic that people should slow down and pay attention to their breathing.“If you plod home from work with nothing left in reserve, then you have to develop your own way of working,” Piri says.Lack of forward thinking eats into productivity Marja Piri says that time management is a personal issue…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Rereading ‘Culture and Anarchy.’

    thuudung
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Matthew Arnold’s culture war–and ours. The mutton-chopped prophet of high culture lost his battle with the forces of anarchy. It’s our loss, too… more
  • History of trolls

    thuudung
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Magnificently grotesque, vicious, or perhaps comic, the troll is a resilient character. Why we need trolls… more
  • David Hockney and the avant-garde

    thuudung
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Decline of the avant-garde. “They got authority by damaging the earlier establishment,” says David Hockney. “But they damaged all authority”… more
  • Neuroscience Is ruining the Humanities

    thuudung
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    We have shifted our focus from the meaning of ideas to the means by which they’re produced, says Arthur Krystal. Science envy is ruining the humanities… more
  • Inimitable Clive James

    thuudung
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Clive James voice: intensely serious yet self-mocking, grave but never solemn, highbrow but never snobby. And always gorgeously inventive… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • The Day After a Terrorist Attack

    Samuel Scott
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    JERUSALEM — I was outside of a building in a business complex in the Holy City today, waiting to see someone who I had traveled from Tel Aviv to meet in the context of my work as the Senior Director of Digital Marketing for The Cline Group. As I stood on the sidewalk, I saw a young, Israeli-Arab […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post The Day After a Terrorist Attack appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Why PR is Still the Best Branding Tool

    Samuel Scott
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    What is a “brand”? To discuss modern branding strategy effectively, we first need to define our terms. The American Marketing Association and Wikipedia define the word as “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers.” It is the trademarked name, logo, and more that […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post Why PR is Still the Best Branding Tool appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for…
  • The Coming Integration of PR and SEO

    Samuel Scott
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    For those who are interested in learning more about the relationship between SEO and PR, a new essay of mine is now live on Moz! Earlier this year, I published a Moz post that aimed to introduce the basic principles of public relations that SEOs and digital marketers, I argued, need to know. (Specifically, the […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post The Coming Integration of PR and SEO appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR?

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

    Samuel Scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    This essay originally appeared at the Times of Israel. By Samuel Scott Many immigrants to Israel who are not fluent in Hebrew — especially those who are native English speakers — end up working in some type of sales or marketing position that focuses on selling to customers or clients in their native countries. Six […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other…
 
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • Video: Netanyahu Warns US Not to Make 'Historic Mistake' on Iran

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Interviews with ABC This Week...1:45Related Links Obama’s Planned Giveaways to Iran! • dickmorrisreports Iran: We gave Hezbollah missiles that can reach southern Israel • Israel Hayom World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline • Times of Israel Failure to... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Gog and Magog in Ezekiel vs. Revelation

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Dr. Tony Garland SpiritAndTruth.org Q. We were watching your teaching on Revelation.We did not catch the last episode. I have always wondered why so many preachers and teachers teach that the battle involving Gog and Magog is soon to happen when it says it will happen at the end of the millennial... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Is the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Dr. J. B. Hixson Not By Works Ministries The Apostle Paul visited Thessalonica during his second missionary journey, accompanied by Silas. They spent about three months ministering to the Thessalonians and sharing the Gospel with them during the winter of 50-51 AD. A few months later, while still... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: US Announces Deployment of Extra Troops to Train Iraq Forces

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    The Pentagon says the first of 1,500 extra American troops due to advise and train Iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks...0:56Related Links U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds • Reuters PM Davutoğlu praises new political atmosphere in Iraq • Daily... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: Awkward Moment When State Dept Caught Supporting Terror Organization

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    That awkward moment when you get caught supporting a designated terrorist organization...1:43Related Links Hamas-linked CAIR: A Terror Organization • FrontPage Magazine (Robert Spencer) Islam Is Not a Peacful Religion • Pre-Trib Research Center (Thomas Ice) Why did the UAE brand CAIR a terrorist... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Two Men Grab Woman In Southeast Portland’s Lents Neighborhood – Woman Escapes

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    By Albany Tribune On Saturday, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Street on the report that a woman was attacked in the area. Officers arrived and spoke with the 30-year-old victim who told police that she was walking home when she was approached by two men who started talking to her then grabbed her and dragged her onto a side street. The victim told police she was walking northbound on 92nd Avenue and passed Insley Street, where she saw the two men approach her from Insley. The two men started talking to her so she…
  • Explosion And Fire Results From Hash Oil Process

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today, Tigard Police officers were called to the 76 Station located at 10775 SW Greenburg Rd. in Tigard at approximately 1:50 a.m. on reports of a fire and explosion. Firefighters with TVF&R were arriving at the scene along with police and quickly worked to extinguish a fire which appeared to start in an exterior restroom. Police learned that two men had allegedly been in the restroom prior to the explosion and fire however was seen leaving the area on foot after the occurrence. Soon after Tigard Police began investigating and interviewing employees who were working at…
  • Only Half Of Patients Take Their Medications As Prescribed

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    By Albany Tribune Here is what we know: If people take medications prescribed to them, they usually get better. But only about half of all patients prescribed medication take it according to directions. Here is what we don’t know: We don’t know how to get patients to take their medications, despite many studies looking at the issue. Researchers doing a review for the international Cochrane Library for health information reviewed 182 trials that were testing different approaches to increasing medication adherence and patient health. Even though the review included many of the best…
  • Facing Boko Haram: Nigerians ‘Storm The Heavens With Prayers’

    CNA
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By CNA Boko Haram’s expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist group’s victims. “Brothers and sisters, there is no better time to storm the heavens with prayers and petitions than now,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos said during a national prayer pilgrimage Nov. 13-14. Thousands of people have recently lost their homes and their loved ones due to Boko Haram, he said. “Our darling innocent school girls from Chibok are still being held over…
  • Universal Health Coverage For US Military Veterans Within Reach, But Many Still Lack Coverage

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By Albany Tribune Over a million US military veterans lacked healthcare coverage in 2012, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. While many people believe that all veterans are covered by the Veterans Affairs health care system, less than half (8.9 million) of the 22 million veterans in the US are covered by VA health benefits, and most veterans are covered by private health insurance. Uninsured veterans are more likely to be young, single, African American, and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the authors of this viewpoint estimate that universal health coverage for…
 
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    Deadline

  • Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts In ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’: Hot Trailer

    Nancy Tartaglione
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    Above is the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg's return to English-language filmmaking, Far From The Madding Crowd. Based on Thomas Hardy's literary classic, it's the story of the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (for whom a certain Hunger Games heroine is named) and her choices and passions when faced with three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who's captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless sergeant; and…
  • ‘Constantine’ To Stop Production After 13 Episodes, Remains In Contention At NBC

    Nellie Andreeva
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    EXCLUSIVE:  The freshman season of NBC drama Constantine will consist of 13 episodes. The cast and crew of the series were informed on Friday that the series will halt production after completing production on the initial 13-episode order. Constantine will remain in its 10 PM Friday time slot for the remainder of its run. While NBC recently made a similar decision on freshmen comedy series Bad Judge and A to Z, I hear the circumstances are different. While Bad Judge and A…
  • Sting Will Join ‘The Last Ship’ Cast To Save Broadway Musical

    Jeremy Gerard
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    UPDATE 7:44 p.m. with more details throughout. In the wake of middling reviews and a dozy box office, Sting has agreed to join the cast of his first Broadway musical as composer/lyricist. From December 9 through January 10 -- which is to say, for most of the holiday season, when tourists swarm Times Square in search of a Broadway show -- the pop star will replace Jimmy Nail, who plays the foreman of a shipyard on the verge of extinction in the musical, a roman a clef…
  • Katy Perry Officially Announced As Super Bowl Halftime Show Headliner – Video

    Nellie Andreeva
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    It seems like old news by now, but neither the NFL not NBC had actually confirmed ubiquitous reports that Katy Perry is set to perform at the upcoming XLIX Super Bowl halftime show on Feb 1. They did it tonight in a synchronized announcement that featured a video featuring Perry. There was no information on the financials of the deal. This year's halftime show gig came under scrutiny following a WSJ report that the NFL had identified a couple of finalists, including…
  • ‘Mockingjay’, ‘Interstellar’ Fly High At International Box Office: Update

    Nancy Tartaglione
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    4TH UPDATE, 6:46 PM PT: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I was the clear winner this weekend, targeting $152M in 85 markets and contributing largely to the $259.6M grossed across the Top 10 studio releases. That total — helped by Interstellar's $70M 3rd frame, the continued China run of Penguins Of Madagascar, and Fury's entry to that market — put this session up about $100M compared to last week's Top 10. When positioned against the same frame last year, the take was…
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    Interesting News from Around the World

  • Roger Federer News: Interview with Credit Suisse

    Jeff
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Roger Federer Interview “You gotta have that fighting spirit, that will to win. I was not that super talented 10, 14 or 16, I was talented and I was good. Until 15, 16 I was just a decent junior, I was able to win junior Wimbledon in 98 and from then on it all took off and I believed I could beat top 100 players and everyone was talking you becoming world number 1. My idols to me were so important growing up, to see Becker, Egberg and Sampras. I wanted to be like them, I never thought I would be. Practice to me was so not necessary, I changed my mind by now because I know going to the…
  • iPad Air & iPad Mini Announced by Apple, Replaces iPad 4

    Clive
    26 Oct 2013 | 9:26 am
    iPad Air & iPad Mini Feature Stunning Retina Display & 64-bit Apple-designed A7 Chip Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels…
  • Halloween & the Halloween Spirit

    Sam
    26 Oct 2013 | 7:16 am
    Halloween is getting close & preparations are in full swing for many people. What are the reasons behind the Halloween spirit? Halloween is not far away now. Only weeks before you can dress up in scary Halloween costumes, go trick or treating and celebrate with a Halloween party. But where does all the Halloween tradition come from? Halloween Spirit Halloween is a mixture of traditions from different cultures and religions. The name itself, Halloween, is a modern word playing on the original phrase ‘All Hallow’s Eve’. All Hallow’s Eve marks the end of the Celtic…
  • Prince William and Kate Expecting Their First Baby

    Sam
    3 Dec 2012 | 1:09 pm
    William and Kate are expecting their first baby confirms the Palace. No one knows yet whether it will be a boy or a girl. Whatever the sex of the Royal couples new baby, thanks to a recent change in the rules allowing female first born to become Queen, they will be 3rd in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. Kate was last seen in public last week when visiting her old school near her family home in Berkshire. It is understood that Kate is being looked after in a private hospital after suffering…
  • David Beckham Leaves LA Galaxy on High After MLS Cup Win

    James
    2 Dec 2012 | 8:01 am
    David Beckham guides LA Galaxy to a second successive MLS Cup win in his last game in the MLS. David Beckham wanted to sign off from the MLS in style and he managed it after guiding LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo. LA Galaxy fell behind to a goal by Houstons Calen Carr but equalized when Omar Gonzalez scored from a header. Then came 2 penalties for LA Galaxy, one converted by Landon Donovan and the other by Robbie Keane after he was tripped in the penalty box during overtime. The 3-1 victory saw LA Galaxy win the MLS Cup for the successive seasons and gave David Beckham the send…
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    The Conversation

  • Palmer bitten as PUP senator breaks the chain

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    The full ramifications of Jacqui Lambie’s decision to leave the PUP kennel to sit as an independent won’t be clear for some time. Obviously, however, it is a major blow to Clive Palmer’s power. It further fragments and complicates a Senate that’s already a hellhole for the government. But by making the Senate more fluid, it also opens potential opportunities. The rupture, always seen as eventually on the cards, was hastened by specific issues. Lambie and the other PUP senators voted earlier this year to prevent the disallowance of the government’s controversial financial advice…
  • Murder and the Mexican state

    CJ Alvarez, Assistant Professor, Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at University of Texas at Austin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    Anti-government messages on Mexico City streets: "Phony government that shoots at students." Tomas Bravo/ReutersMost murders in the United States are well hidden. Popular tourist cities like Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. have homicide rates substantially higher than the national average. At times they approximate the per capita murder statistics of Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil, though in the United States these deaths are usually confined to very specific, very poor neighborhoods. They provoke little national outrage and no significant mobilizations outside the…
  • Event cinema could save the movie theater

    Ted Bogosian, Instructor and Visiting Filmmaker at Duke University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Movie theaters have seen declining box office revenues over the past two years. Michael Gabler/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAIf Dumber and Dumber To, Interstellar and Big Hero 6 didn’t get you to the movies last week, you weren’t alone: just before Thanksgiving, Box Office Mojo put year-to-date gross receipts at almost $9 billion. This substantial sum is actually not–so-good news for the movie business, since it represents a decline of almost 4% compared to 2013 – which also saw a box office sales decrease from 2012. Is the future of public movie going in jeopardy? What might be its…
  • Autopsies from space: who killed the sea lions?

    Markus Horning, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Oregon State University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Young Steller sea lions in Prince William Sound, Alaska. NMFS Permit 14336 Markus Horning, CC BY-NDA decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren’t even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska. Their numbers dropped by 80% in three decades, yet only rarely did anyone see or sample dead sea lions. Live sea lions studied in the summer when they haul out to breed seemed healthy and had healthy pups. We wanted to know when, where, and why sea lions die. To unravel the mystery, we needed information from those…
  • More aging boomers, but fewer doctors to care for them

    Jonathan Flacker, Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology Professor at Emory University
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    We need to rethink care for the elderly. Image of hands via Lighthunter/ShutterstockBy 2030, the last of the Baby Boomer generation will have turned 65 years old, putting the population of “senior boomers” in the United States at approximately 71 million. Currently, only about 7,000 certified geriatricians – physicians specializing in the care of older adults – are practicing in the US. That’s about one geriatrician for every 10,000 of these expected seniors, assuming that the number of geriatricians remains stable. However, the number of new trainees in the field of geriatrics is…
 
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    DataSlam

  • The Man With the TETRIS License Plate

    Ernie Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Reminder, kids: If you invent Tetris, you get to put a Tetris license plate on your Tesla. Also, Alexey Pajitnov is a total badass.
  • You Don't Need Stuff

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    "I slept for many years on a prison floor, and the nights I got a mattress, I was happy. I survived with barely nothing. So I started giving great importance to the small things in life and to the limits of things. If I dedicate myself to having a lot of things, I will have to spend a great part of my life taking care of them. And I won’t have time left to spend it on the things I like—in my case, politics." Outgoing Uruguay president José Mujica, discussing the perks of living extremely light. Mujica, who spent part of his life as a political prisoner, refused to move into the…
  • Putting Normal Users Before Power Users

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    An ex-Googler explains the internal turf war that led to the creation of Inbox, the Gmail replacement that recently went online in beta form. Basically, the Gmail team redesigned the email app to downplay its numerous power-user features. And people who worked at Google hated it. They hated it even more after this bit of passive aggression: In response, the head of the Gmail design team made a presentation entitled “You Are Not the User." If you were not lucky enough to witness the carnage in person you could view its archived version on the internal Google+. The presentation detailed the…
  • This Year's Inescapable Novelty Import

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Take "What Does the Fox Say," combine it with the visual style and goofy dancing of "Gangnam Style," and make it about chickens. The result is Wang Rong's “Chick Chick," which is just starting to make its way to the Western world after a solid run in the Chinese market.
  • Des Moines, Hipster Utopia

    Ernie Smith
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    "In the world of hipsters, is there anything more ironic than coming to live in Des Moines, as opposed to living in Brooklyn?" A Des Moines resident asks the kind of question that only someone from Des Moines would ask.
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Video: Panel at Miami Book Fair Discusses Book Publishing, Amazon, Independent Bookstores and Related Topics

    Gary Price
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Earlier today at the Miami Book Fair (MBF) an interesting panel discussion took place that might be of to some of you. A video recording is already available online via the wonderful C-SPAN Video Library. According to the MBF program the session was titled,  “The Dangers of Amazon and Other Monopolies” Program Blub Like it or not we exist in a world dominated by the Internet, which promised to be a democratizing force, but is dominated by gatekeepers such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. What are the dangers to artistic freedom and a diverse culture when global…
  • Science: Physics: CERN Launches Open Data Portal

    Gary Price
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    From a CERN News Release: CERN today [November 20, 2014] launched its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will for the first time be made openly available to all. It is expected that these data will be of high value for the research community, and also be used for education purposes. “Launching the CERN Open Data Portal is an important step for our Organization. Data from the LHC programme are among the most precious assets of the LHC experiments, that today we start sharing openly with the world. We hope…
  • NY Times Publishes Editorial Supporting FCC Chairman’s Proposed “Reboot” of E-Rate

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Note: More about the proposal including a fact sheet, comments by ALA and ISTE, and more can be found in the infoDOCKET post: FCC “Chairman Expected to Propose 62% Increase in Funding Used to Wire Schools, Libraries with Broadband.” (November 17, 2014) The editorial written by NY Times Editorial Board is titled, “Faster Broadband for Schools and Libraries.” From the Editorial: Next month, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a proposal from its chairman, Tom Wheeler, that would raise taxes on phone lines by a modest 16 cents a month to make sure that…
  • New Issue Alert: Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Issue 7) Now Available Online

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is the official journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. Editorial and Articles In Issue 7 (November, 2014): Editorial Introduction to Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative by Susan Schreibman Learning the TEI in a Digital Environment by Stella Dee Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Suggestions and Strategies for the Text Encoding Initiative by Sarah L. Pfannenschmidt and Tanya E. Clement Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition by Desmond Schmidt A Design Methodology for Exploring and Communicating System Values…
  • Nominations Now Open For 2015 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    From Stanford University Libraries: For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015. Eligibility for SPIRL includes research, national, or other libraries that support research activities. Awards will be based on a single program or project undertaking and/or a sustained culture of encouraging innovation. The effect of such efforts must have…
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  • Postings Will Be Lighter Than Usual This Week…

    fulltextreports
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    …due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. But you will see something new every day. Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Ebola Virus Disease— Workshop in Brief

    fulltextreports
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Ebola Virus Disease— Workshop in Brief Source: Institute of Medicine The current epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), cause by a filovirus, has spread internationally, now affecting multiple continents, and has become the worst EVD outbreak in history since its discovery in 1976. While the […]
  • DHS OIG — Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

    fulltextreports
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General We have identified major challenges that affect both the Department as a whole, as well as individual components. DHS must continually seek to integrate management operations under an authoritative governing structure capable of […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Defense Logistics: Greater Awareness of Recommendations and Improvements in Data Quality Needed to Resolve Container-Management Challenges. GAO-15-114, November 21. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-114 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667147.pdf 2. Vaccine Injury Compensation: Most Claims Took Multiple Years and Many Were Settled through Negotiation. GAO-15-142, November 21. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-142 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667135.pdfFiled under: business […]
  • Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments Source: Center for State and Local Government Excellence Key findings: Workers who work a full career in their city or county can expect a retirement income of between 45 and 80 percent of their pre-retirement income. Career employees of local governments who participate in Social Security can […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • The Detroit bankruptcy: It’s our turn to help

    Bud Liebler
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The last month has been interesting in a number of ways.  It started with much of America holding its collective breath as high wire daredevil Nik Wallenda tightrope-walked his way, partially blindfolded and with no safety net, up a 19-degree incline between the Marina City Tower and the Leo Burnett Building high above the Chicago River.  Just Nik precipitously sliding along his penny-wide tightrope way up there in the sky. Meanwhile underneath that wire the earth continued to revolve and life as we’ve come to know it went on.  The Israelis and Palestinians, the Sunnis and Shiites, ISIS…
  • Create a selfless selfie: Join the Jump Challenge, donate and put Metro Detroit kids in warm beds

    Karen Dybis
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Everyone remembers jumping on the bed as a kid – that feeling like you may actually take flight with every bounce. Now imagine how different a childhood is without that bed or a home where you can jump. That is why Metro Detroit non-profit organization Humble Design has launched a campaign to make sure every kid it helps has a new, clean bed for playing, sleeping and, of course, jumping. The “Jump Challenge” hopes to raise money to buy beds for the many families it helps through its unique home-furnishing program. “Our biggest challenge with our families is getting enough funding to…
  • Magic Johnson works a holiday miracle for Detroit kids … food, clothing, toys, some time with him

    M Lapham
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Every day, one in three Detroit kids is at risk of going to bed hungry but come this weekend some magic will enter their lives. Second Ebenezer Church On Saturday, November 22 legendary basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s foundation will unite with Feed the Children and corporate partners to lend a hand to 2,000 Detroit-area families with food, essentials, coats and turkeys with all of the trimmings for their holiday meal. Distribution will be at the Second Ebenezer Church at 14601 Dequindre. The Magic Johnson Foundation has already identified families in need with the help of…
  • Detroit will become one of the safest cities

    Cindy Pasky
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Detroit has a plan to become one of the safest cities in America and we have the numbers to prove the city is going in the right direction. As of November 1 violent crime Downtown was down 25%. Many of these are not random acts but instead involve people who know one another. For example, aggravated assault is mostly the result of domestic violence. Of every 13 aggravated assaults, 10 are domestic in nature. The murder rate is declining as well. There have been fewer than 300 homicides in 2014, down from 316 in 2013 and that was a decrease from 2012. Property crime is down 6% so far this year…
  • Chrysler employees give a very warm hand to those in need … 35,000 Mittens for Detroit

    M Lapham
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Michigan winters can be a beast but, fortunately, employees at Chrysler are taking at least some of the bite out the mean season. Chrysler Group employees use their gloved hands to show where their heart is at … MFD There were 35,000 unused mittens and gloves collected in less than four weeks by Chrysler workers.  This record setting number of winter wear was gathered for “Mittens for Detroit” (MFD), a charity that collects gloves and mittens to be distributed to kids and adults who need them in Detroit. “As a Dodge Challenger fan, I was excited to work with the Chrysler family…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Two Men Grab Woman In Southeast Portland’s Lents Neighborhood – Woman Escapes

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    By Albany Tribune On Saturday, at 1:59 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Street on the report that a woman was attacked in the area. Officers arrived and spoke with the 30-year-old victim who told police that she was walking home when she was approached by two men who started talking to her then grabbed her and dragged her onto a side street. The victim told police she was walking northbound on 92nd Avenue and passed Insley Street, where she saw the two men approach her from Insley. The two men started talking to her so she…
  • Explosion And Fire Results From Hash Oil Process

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    By Albany Tribune Today, Tigard Police officers were called to the 76 Station located at 10775 SW Greenburg Rd. in Tigard at approximately 1:50 a.m. on reports of a fire and explosion. Firefighters with TVF&R were arriving at the scene along with police and quickly worked to extinguish a fire which appeared to start in an exterior restroom. Police learned that two men had allegedly been in the restroom prior to the explosion and fire however was seen leaving the area on foot after the occurrence. Soon after Tigard Police began investigating and interviewing employees who were working at…
  • Only Half Of Patients Take Their Medications As Prescribed

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    By Albany Tribune Here is what we know: If people take medications prescribed to them, they usually get better. But only about half of all patients prescribed medication take it according to directions. Here is what we don’t know: We don’t know how to get patients to take their medications, despite many studies looking at the issue. Researchers doing a review for the international Cochrane Library for health information reviewed 182 trials that were testing different approaches to increasing medication adherence and patient health. Even though the review included many of the best…
  • Facing Boko Haram: Nigerians ‘Storm The Heavens With Prayers’

    CNA
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    By CNA Boko Haram’s expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist group’s victims. “Brothers and sisters, there is no better time to storm the heavens with prayers and petitions than now,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos said during a national prayer pilgrimage Nov. 13-14. Thousands of people have recently lost their homes and their loved ones due to Boko Haram, he said. “Our darling innocent school girls from Chibok are still being held over…
  • Universal Health Coverage For US Military Veterans Within Reach, But Many Still Lack Coverage

    Albany Tribune
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By Albany Tribune Over a million US military veterans lacked healthcare coverage in 2012, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. While many people believe that all veterans are covered by the Veterans Affairs health care system, less than half (8.9 million) of the 22 million veterans in the US are covered by VA health benefits, and most veterans are covered by private health insurance. Uninsured veterans are more likely to be young, single, African American, and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the authors of this viewpoint estimate that universal health coverage for…
 
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    EURweb

  • Rudy Giuliani, Michael Eric Dyson in Heated Debate Over Ferguson (Watch)

    EurPublisher
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    *Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” things got extremely interesting between former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson. They got into the kind of back and forth that had the potential to go to blows if they were in the same space, however Giuliani was at a remote location. To say […]
  • Young Boy Wielding BB Gun Killed by Cleveland Police (Watch)

    EurPublisher
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:23 am
    *(Via Newsy) – Officials in Cleveland say a young boy is dead after officers mistook a BB gun for a real firearm and opened fire on the boy. Medical officials confirmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice died Sunday morning at a local hospital after fatal gunshot wounds to his torso. WEWS reports Cleveland police responded to a 911 call Saturday. The […]
  • THE (11-24-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    EURPublisher01
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE Truth is powerful and it prevails. – Sojourner […]
  • Cryptic Cosby Tweet Attributed to Lisa Bonet is a Hoax says Her Manager

    EurPublisher
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    *Another “Cosby Show” daughter has found herself caught up in the Bill Cosby sex allegation mess. On Saturday, a cryptic tweet was posted on an unverified Twitter account in Lisa Bonet‘s name. It was made to appear as a veiled comment about Cosby’s sexual misconduct allegations. “According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny […]
  • Lack of Action May Result In Divorce Dismissal For Khloe and Lamar

    Qwest7
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    *Could a lack of activity regarding Khloe Kardashian’s divorce from Lamar Odom in dismissal? According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, a notice of case review default was submitted by Judge Scott Gordon on October 9, notifying Kardashian that the divorce petition she filed against the athlete last year on December 9 could be automatically dismissed […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Bryant L. Francis Selected Director of Long Beach Airport

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bryant L. Francis Appointed Director of Long Beach Airport City Manager Pat West today named Bryant L. Francis, C.M., an aviation expert with over 18 years of industry experience, as Director of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Mr. Francis’ appointment will be effective January 5, 2015.Read the rest of Bryant L. Francis Selected Director of Long Beach Airport
  • Robert G. Luna to be Sworn In as Chief of Police Saturday

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Deputy Chief Robert Luna to be sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach On Saturday November 22, 2014, Robert G. Luna will be sworn in as the 26th Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach.  Members of the public are invited to attend the free ceremony, which will begin at 12:00 pm in the Long Beach Arena Lobby. The celebration will mark the promotion of a Long Beach Police Department veteran and the City’s first Latino Chief of Police.Read the rest of Robert G. Luna to be Sworn In as Chief of Police Saturday
  • Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Detail Set For Sunday

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths. Additional officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and areas where motorcycle crashes occurred. Officers will look for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. Officers will crack down on those operating regular vehicles and motorcyclists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violations.Read…
  • Retail Theft Operation Nets 72 Arrests

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Police Department, in cooperation with our retail partners, conducted a three-day retail theft operation prior to “Black Friday” and the start of the holiday shopping season, to send a strong message to would-be criminals that retail theft will not be tolerated.Read the rest of Retail Theft Operation Nets 72 Arrests
  • Shakespeare Theatre Plans a Duo of Holiday Classics

    Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters. For the third year in a row, LBSC will present Orson Welles’ classic 1939 radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol. After all, what would Christmas be without the Spirits of Christmas and Scrooge? Mike Austin returns as the old miser, and a strong supporting cast perform all the beloved characters and the live music and sound effects. The performances are webcast live from the stage of the Richard Goad Theatre, and performed…
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Cambodia: Massive blaze guts Phnom Penh’s ‘Old Market’

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Monday morning’s fire blazes out of control at Phsar Chas market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Image from John Vink’s YouTube channel. An early morning fire broke out in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Chas market early Monday, destroying an estimated 70 percent of its 900 stalls. The cause of the fire is unknown, but the Cambodia Herald reported that an explosion – possibly a gas tank – was heard as vendors were setting up their stalls around 6am. The fire was brought under control by around 9.30am. Phsar Chas – which translates to ‘Old Market’ – is located in the…
  • Bangladesh man gets death sentence for war crimes

    AP News
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during the country’s 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain, a former commander of a collaborators’ group, was given the death penalty Monday after being convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi district of Brahmanbaria. He was also separately sentenced to life in prison on a charge of abducting and killing a man during the war. In 1971, Hossain was a member of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party,…
  • Thailand: 2 senior police detained on lèse majesté charges

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Pic: AP. Two high-ranking police officers were detained over the weekend after a warrant was issued for their arrest Friday on lèse majesté charges. Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayaphan, Commander of the Central Investigation Bureau, and Pol Maj Gen Kowit Wongrungroj, Deputy Commander of the Central Investigation Bureau, face up to 15 years in jail under Thailand’s strict lèse majesté laws, which, under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen or heir to the throne or regent. Friday’s warrants also covered five other police officers and…
  • China discloses earlier doping ban on Sun Yang

    AP News
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-doping agency has disclosed that Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant. The official anti-doping agency on Monday said Sun tested positive for trimetazidine in a test conducted in May during China’s national swimming championships in Hangzhou. It says the ban was completed prior to Sun’s appearance in September at the Asian Games, where he won three gold medals. The agency’s director, Zhao Jian, says the…
  • Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

    AP News
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of villagers are staying in shelters as aftershocks rattle a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes. The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than initially thought, though many were rejoicing Monday at the lack of any deaths. At least 20 people, including one 2-year-old, were pulled from homes toppled by the magnitude-6.7 earthquake late Saturday night. Seven of the injured had broken bones, many after being crushed by heavy furniture as they slept on…
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    Asia Travels

  • Solomon’s Mountain

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    The 3000-year-old city hides some of special treasures of Silk Road, which is situated at the very center of it. We mentioned about it in the last blog. It is the Suleiman mountain, for some the sacred place, for others one of the best places to observe the city, just like the great king of […]
  • 3000 years of History

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Sometimes really huge events can happen in pretty small places. For instance, tiny little Kyrgyzstan hides such significant treasures, that it takes several chapters to talk about them. One of those pearls is the city of Osh. Osh is said to be the most ancient city of Kyrgyzstan. According to the Chinese historical scripts, the […]
  • Caravanserai on Silk Road

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Kyrgyzstan, as a significant part of Silk Road in history, keeps its visitors amazed by the hidden treasures inside. They are not seen right after the one gets out of the airport and go downtown Bishkek. It sometimes takes pretty long and hard journey to be able to see the heritage from centuries back. Tash […]
  • Universal Destinations!

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    I love the places that choose no time of the year! It does not matter which season you visit them, it still feels awesome! There is such “universal” place in Kyrgyzstan as well. It takes only an hour on a car to get to that wonderland, called Ala-Archa. The Ala-Archa Gorge is one of the […]
  • This is destiny…

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

  • “A New United Nations of Human Rights Countries” – Huffington Post

    mgopin
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
                        My latest article has come up on Huffington Post. Appreaciate your consideration, comments, and critiques! “A New United nations of Human Rights Countries,” Huffington Post The ten most successful nations on earth, in terms of well-known categories of human rights adherence, as well as other quality of life metrics, such as equal pay, women’s equality, the basic freedoms, environmental sustainability, should form a union that will come with very clear and…
  • Absolutes

    mgopin
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
                          Absolutes meet absolutes, On the battlefield of mind. The winner takes the heart, And the heart drives the hands, And the hands do what they will. There is a time on this earth, For questions, And there is a time for answers. The mind is the gateway To the question, And the question is the gateway To knowledge of things, Earthly and divine. But the young mind also craves absolutes. Pity the world that leaves absolutes, To barbarians. To those who believe absolutely in…
  • CRDC’s Work in Afghanistan Featured

    mgopin
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
                         CRDC’s work in Afghanistan is highlighted in this article from Foreign Policy. In line with this approach, over the last few years, the World Organization for Resource Development and Education — a nonprofit, educational organization with which we are both affiliated — co-hosted a series of conferences with the U.S.-based George Mason and Boston Universities on peacebuilding from an Islamic perspective. The conference brought together 200 religious leaders…
  • Self-Trust and Self-Distrust

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

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

  • Effective Suicide Prevention Method: Talking

    Rob Quinn
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Talk therapy is a simple but powerful way to stop people at high risk of suicide from harming themselves, according to new research. In a study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers who tracked tens of thousands of Danes over an 18-year period found that suicides were down 26%...
  • 'Pregnant Man' Charged With Stalking Wife

    Rob Quinn
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The life of Thomas Beatie has taken another strange turn: He was arrested late last week and charged with stalking his estranged wife, using a GPS device attached to her car, KPHO reports. Cops say the device was found when an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer helped the transgender...
  • 1 Killed, 30 Hurt as Bus Crashes Twice in a Day

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    A tour bus drifted off a northern California interstate yesterday and flipped onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man, leaving six others with critical or serious injuries, and sending two dozen people to hospitals with less serious wounds, authorities say. The crash in Redding, about 100 miles south of the...
  • Dad of Boy Killed by Police: Why Didn't They Tase Him?

    Rob Quinn
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    The father of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot dead after brandishing a BB gun wants to know why police had to use deadly force on his son. He tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Tamir Rice was a "respectful" young man and that he's shocked by accounts that his son...
  • Tourist Fined $25K for Scrawling on Colosseum

    Rob Quinn
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    A Russian tourist has been hit with an eye-watering $25,000 fine for doing what visitors have done for thousands of years: leave their mark on Rome's Colosseum. The man was caught in the act of inscribing a 10-inch-tall letter "K" on a wall inside the ancient building, reports the...
 
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  • Sukhoi Super Jet inside a Huge Cargo Plane!

    Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Superjet is a new passenger jet being manufactured by the Sukhoi company, the mothership of SU jets. Now it has reached the stage in the design of a passenger machine where yet more tests need to be done, and for those tests they brought it to Moscow. For some reason they decided to bring it inside another plane, one of the biggest cargo planes, an AN-124 Russian, rather than to fly it over by itself – which it can pretty much do already as over 45 of these planes have been shipped to customers around the world. But this particular model is a modified jet, so they decided to transport it by…
  • Declared Dead, 91 year old women wakes up at funeral home (Video)

    Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    An elderly woman who was declared dead, woke up after being stored inside a cold storage unit, doctors in Poland said. The family of the 91-year-old woman said that she spent 11 hours in the cold storage unit after being declared dead. The woman of Ostrow Lubelski, has returned to her family, and is complaining of feeling cold. The incident began when Janina Kolkiewicz was pronounced dead after an examination by local doctors. Dr. Wieslawa Czyz issued a death certificate after making sure that the woman was dead. She was placed in a body bag and stored in a morgue. At some point, employees of…
  • Woman hides $88,000 in cash in her stomach

    Admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    A woman was arrested on charges of smuggling after allegedly hiding thousands of dollars in her stomach, police in Spain said. The National Drug Control Office of the Dominican Republic said that the 40-year-old woman who arrived from Belgium, was arrested at the Punta Cana.  Officers found about $88,000 hidden in her stomach and about $79,000 in her luggage. The suspect of Spain, flew into the country from Brussels. The intelligence unit of the National Drug Control Office was warned about the arrival of the woman and about the cash in her stomach. The cash was divided in 16 bags, and was…
  • Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for taking $6.20 from his bank

    Admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A man was jailed after he took money from his bank and deposited it into his account so that it does not fall into the red. The man of La Coruna, Spain, went to the bank to withdraw all of his money from the bank.  However, when he reached the teller, he was informed that the transaction has a fee of 5 euros ($6.20), which will leave his account in the red. The client was furious and began screaming. He then wanted to speak to a manager and he demanded answers. When the bank manager came to speak with him the angry customer assaulted him. The customer then decided that the bank should pay…
  • Officials caught buying corpses from grave robbers in China!

    Admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Two officials are under fire for buying stolen corpses from grave robbers in order to keep their jobs. The two officials were in charge of funeral management reform in the Guangdong Province of China. The government has promoted a controversial policy that encourages cremation over burials in order to save the land for agriculture and development.Faced with a quota to meet, and a population who is still resistant to the idea, the officials became sneaky and bought bodies from grave robbers. The two officials were arrested for purchasing more than 20 bodies, which grave robbers stole during…
 
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  • Raila wants security bosses out

    janegoin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Odinga who spoke at the Chiromo mortuary where he went to console affected family members accused the government of casually handling security matters, leading to increased attacks/FRANCIS MBATHANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Opposition leader Raila Odinga wants top security chiefs to resign, accusing them of failing to protect Kenyans in the wake of the Mandera attack that killed 28 people. Odinga who spoke at the Chiromo mortuary where he went to console affected family members accused the government of casually handling security matters, leading to increased attacks. He stated that the…
  • AG inaugurates new anti graft awareness team

    SIMON NDONGA
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Attorney General Githu Muigai has reiterated the need for all Kenyans to be Speaking during the inauguration of the National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee on Monday, the AG described it as disheartening that many people look the other way when individuals they know engage in corrupt deals/fileinvolved in the fight against corruption in a bid to root out the vice in society. Speaking during the inauguration of the National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee on Monday, the AG described it as disheartening that many people look the other way when individuals…
  • Cop among 2 charged with stripping woman

    SIMON NDONGA
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    The officer, Christopher Gatera, and his co accused Samuel Maina were paraded before Chief magistrate Emily Ominde at the Makadara Law Courts where they denied the charges/CFMNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Two men, including an Administration Police officer were on Monday morning arraigned before court and charged for allegedly stripping a woman in Nairobi’s Kayole estate. The officer, Christopher Gatera, and his co accused Samuel Maina were paraded before Chief magistrate Emily Ominde at the Makadara Law Courts where they denied the charges. It is alleged that they committed the…
  • Doctors union also urges members to leave Mandera

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:41 am
    KMPDU acting National Secretary-General Abidan Mwachi told members working in Garrisa, Mandera and Wajir to leave immediately and relocate to their home counties/CFMMOMBASA, Kenya Nov 24 – The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has joined called by the national teachers union and advised all its members to vacate the North Eastern region over insecurity. KMPDU acting National Secretary-General Abidan Mwachi told members working in Garrisa, Mandera and Wajir to leave immediately and relocate to their home counties. He expressed concern about the safety of its 35…
  • Mandera massacre postmortem due Monday

    SIMON NDONGA
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Most of the victims were teachers and healthcare workers who were making their way to Nairobi when the attack occurred at dawn on Saturday/CFMNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – The postmortem of the 28 people killed by Al Shabaab militia in Mandera will be conducted on Monday at the Chiromo Mortuary. Their families will thereafter be allowed to pick up the bodies for burial. Most of the victims were teachers and healthcare workers who were making their way to Nairobi when the attack occurred at dawn on Saturday. Gunmen seized a bus in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and…
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    Current News 2014

  • Roadmap to Financial Inclusion

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana The state of financial inclusion in India, measured by any standard, leaves much to be desired. As in 2012, only 35 per cent of Indians older than 15 years had a bank account in a formal financial institution; in developing countries worldwide, the average is 41 per cent (World Bank 2012). Because of the Reserve Bank of India’s drive for financial inclusion, the number of bank accounts increased by about 100 million during 2011–13. today, there are 229 million basic bank accounts. Access to formal financial institutions has improved gradually, but…
  • The Role of Indias Informal Economy

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    India is probably unique in the world in the size and significance of her informal economy. While the concept has been much criticised by academics1,‘informality’ refers to the vital reality of unregistered activity that is not regulated either by the state or necessarily according to its law. It is well understood by the public and thus has sufficient conceptual traction to have needed the attention of planners. In this paper, using the insights of recent research2, I will cover its roles and their implications for policy and planning. Structure and relations First, the informal economy…
  • Woodmere show focuses on contemporary art

    Aswin
    3 Jun 2013 | 2:24 am
    Not so long ago, the Woodmere Art Museum's annual juried exhibition was ruled by landscape and figure paintings and evocative photographs of Manayunk and the Wissahickon. The show was also a sprawling, democratic affair that took up most of the museum. You couldn't help but think that the outside jurors hired by the museum threw up their hands at the sheer volume of submissions and opted to pack the galleries rather than parse the good from the mediocre.Last year's 71st annual exhibition clearly reflected the preferences of its juror, figurative painter and PAFA professor Alex Kanevsky, who…
  • Swiss Footballer expelled for Insulting Tweet

    Aswin
    31 Jul 2012 | 1:59 am
    Swiss player Michel Morganella was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for tweeting a message that the Swiss team said "gravely insulted and violated" the dignity of South Korea once his team's 2-1 defeat daily earlier."As a member of the Swiss Olympic mission he gravely discriminated, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korean soccer team and therefore the South Korean folks," Swiss team chief Gian Gilli told reporters.The 23-year-old is that the second athlete to be expelled by their own team over a racist Twitter comment at the primary Games where social media are an integral a…
  • Phelps chases history in farewell Olympics

    Aswin
    31 Jul 2012 | 1:54 am
    Michael Phelps is chasing a lot of Olympic history in his next 2 events at the London Games. Winning medals within the 200-meter butterfly and a relay would let him get it exhausted an equivalent night.Phelps goes into Tuesday night’s butterfly final with the fourth-fastest time in his signature race. He’ll attempt for the second time to become the primary male swimmer to win an equivalent individual event in 3 straight Olympics.He failed within the four hundred individual medley, and Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima came up in need of an equivalent feat within the one hundred…
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  • Regin: Sophisticated state-sponsored malware discovered by tech security firm Symantec

    Descrier Staff
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    A new and sophisticated piece of malware, named Regin, has been discovered by a leading computer security firm. Symantec describes the backdoor trojan as “a complex intelligence-gathering tool which has been engaged in long term systematic data collection and surveillance activities against government organisations, infrastructure operators, businesses, academics, and private individuals”. Regin is a modular “spying tool framework”, which can be adapted to carry a variety of payloads to target specific tools or software programmes depending on the target, and has been…
  • Fifteen arrested in Europe-wide raids over computer hijacking (video)

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    Fifteen people have been arrested across Europe, including four in the UK, in connection to the hijacking of computers. The hackers are alleged to have used Remote Access Trojans (RATs) to target users with older operating systems or out-of-date security software to allow them to remotely hijack their computers with an aim of stealing personal information such as bank details. According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), victims are typically infected by being convinced to click on a link purporting to be a picture or video, or disguised as a legitimate file, but is instead an installer for…
  • Two dead and six injured after balcony collapses in Cadogan Square, central London

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Two people have died and six people have been injured after a balcony collapsed in central London. The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to Cadogan Square, Chelsea after a balcony ten metres above the street collapsed. The LAS responded by sending an advanced paramedic, three ambulances, the harardous response team, and a London air ambulance to the scene. Eight people were treated at the scene, with two men later dying from their injuries. Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands said on Twitter that the two men who died are believed to be removal men attempting to carry a sofa out of the…
  • Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded for eight hours after power failure

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were stranded for eight hours overnight in the darkness after a power failure in the Channel Tunnel. The problem with the overhead power lines at Lille in northern France left 700 passengers on the 18:01 from London to Paris and 600 passengers on the 18:04 from London to Brussels Eurostar trains stranded in darkness for up to nine hours overnight. The passengers travelling to Paris Gare du Nord arrived at 3:30, while those travelling to Brussels finally arrived at 06:00 after diesel engines were used to tow the trains. Six other trains were also delayed.
  • Reckless wins Rochester by-election to become second UKIP MP

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    UKIP’s Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election to become UKIP’s second Westminster member of parliament. The former Tory MP took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than his Conservative replacement Kelly Tolhurst, and 10,154 more than Labour’s Naushabah Khan. The Liberal Democrats continued their recent run of very poor performance, with candidate Geoff Juby winning just 349 votes, which was less the one per cent of the total vote, and the party’s lowest total vote in a by-election. Soon after his victory was announced, Reckless travelled to London to take be…
 
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  • Trying to become a good boxer?

    Anna Taylor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:47 am
    Are you a person who is highly interested in boxing? Are you searching for a best platform to convert yourself into a professional boxer? Get rid of your worries right now. There are many reputed platform to help you out. And this article is written to favor you in finding the right boxing platform for your career. Before discussing on these factors as a starter to boxing you must know about the work effort and risk involved in it. Boxing is not a simple sport as they sound to be. But you are supposed to put forth more effort. You may get injured more often and at times you may also get…
  • Avoid All Kind Of Personal Injury Problems Through Hiring Personal Injury Attorneys!

    Anna Taylor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Is it true that you are injured in a car accident because of another person’s carelessness? Is it accurate to say that you are impeded from doctor’s visit expenses while attempting to recoup? Have you needed to change your way of life as an issue of your mishap? If this is the situation, you ought to counsel a personal injury legal counselor keeping in mind the end goal to be adjusted. With the mishap, you may need to endure various things including lost wages, family obligations, and property injuries, furthermore some asserted charges gets to be real issues. A San Antonio…
  • GRASPING COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT FOOTBALL GAMING AMONG WORLDWIDE LEVEL

    Anna Taylor
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
              The complete information grasp about gaming event is not possible within a short period of time. To spread the importance about this particular gaming the approach to social media sites is the only possible solution. At present the interest present within the players keeps increasing at a high level. The practice which the players take up must be useful in all situations. Such kind of game play alone will save players even from difficult situations. The rules and regulations which are designed in the competition level will remain the same at most of the countries. Some of the…
  • Corp the weekends with the stag party at Birmingham

    Anna Taylor
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
    This is the Birmingham city, UK that enlights the scope to enjoy with excitement and enthusiasm all around the weekends, month ends and even the year ends. This is one of the best places across the city which is going to provide with the best destination as the Birmingham stag party. It might be the only place in UK which is going to offer the unending scope for fantastic night out with the decent array of pubs, bars and clubs on various offers. This is the host city of the bull ring, which is a gargantuan shopping centre with the iconic designs that are hosted in the Selfridges store. At…
  •  Improve a new you with the Nose Surgery

    Anna Taylor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    We all know that face is the most important part of a person’s identity. It has long been felt to be the characterization of an individual’s soul. It is the main as well as most noticeable part of the body. The nose is the most significant section of the face it cannot be hidden by glasses, makeup, hairstyles or any other facial feature. Misshapenness of the nose give climb to specific assumptions: The misshapenness of the nose can offer a climb to specific assumption as well as having an effect on the manner you are understood. For instance, there is an extensively held certainty that a…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Data Drives Better Decisions

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Data has gained prominence as a vital building block for making sound policy. IMF Director of Statistics, Louis Marc Ducharme talks about how the IMF is helping make data more widely available to policy makers.
  • Income Inequality can lead to Economic Instability

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When the richest 85 people hold the combined wealth of 3.5 Billion poor people, economist Jose Antonio Ocampo explains that Income inequality can shift from a human rights issue to a marker of potentially dangerous economic instability.
  • Stop Squeezing Workers, and Step Up Investment, says ILO

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Labor market flexibility is considered by many to be essential to an efficient market economy. But a top-level official of the ILO says there’s been an excessive focus on worker flexibility. Off the back of an IMF/World Bank seminar, she explained how economic growth can be nurtured to benefit all.
  • Uganda-Capacity Building for Growth

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As Uganda’s economy continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways of managing large development projects. The country’s finance minister says the objectives of each program must be clear, for capacity building to be effective. Minister Kiwanuka participated in a Capacity Building seminar earlier this month–watch the webcast.
  • Arvind Subramanian, on Boosting India's Private Sector

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

  • Respect the Uniform?

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    An image of  PNG Defence Force Women drinking in full uniform has gone viral on Social Media. Hundreds of commenters took on  social media to condemn the actions of the  ladies for drinking while in full uniform.One of the female commenter on social media said.I am very ashamed of this photo..what happened to discipline and professionalism.. this primitive attitude needs to go ... PNG people! where are we heading to now... This picture speaks a thousand words about the state of our country, so sad. This bitches should be fired immediately.Another commenter said, Where is the…
  • PNG Barramundis qualify for ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Pre-tournament favourites, Papua New Guinea, are champions of East Asia-Pacific and are through to the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 in Scotland and Ireland, after a convincing win in their final match of the 2014 ICC EAP Trophy against Vanuatu today.In other games to wrap up the Twenty20 component of the tournament, Japan had a close win over the Cook Islands, whilst Fiji and Samoa defeated the Philippines and Indonesia respectively.Vanuatu won the toss at Oakes Oval, electing to bat, but their luck ended there thanks to a near perfect bowling and fielding display from PNG.  Vanuatu…
  • Suicide bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A suicide bomber has killed at least 45 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.A spokesman for the governor of Paktika province told the BBC that the attacker had detonated the bomb amid a crowd of people gathering for a game.About 60 people were also wounded in the bombing in Yahyakhail district.It came after Afghan MPs approved security deals allowing Nato and US soldiers to remain after the withdrawal of most foreign troops next month.The total number of soldiers in the new Nato force will be about 12,000. Their mission has been defined as training,…
  • Air Niugini eyes expansion to Melanesian Spearshead Group nations

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    AIR Niugini Limited is looking at expanding its services to the Pacific, especially to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) in 2015.This was revealed by Air Niugini’s chairman Sir Frederick Reiher while presenting a cheque for K100,000 as the airline’s sponsorship towards the staging of the 2nd Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade and Investment Road-show and Fair.To witness the presentation was Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry, Richard Maru, Air Niugini’s chief executive officer, Simon Foo, and board director, Ian Tarutia. Sir Federick told Mr Maru that…
  • Gulf LNG set to be the biggest in PNG

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    THE Elk-Antelope gas field in Gulf Province will be developed into the biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Papua New Guinea, its developers say.The US$20 billion (K50 billion) project will take at least five years to build with construction due to start within 14 months and the first LNG export due in late 2020 or early 2021.The Elk-Antelope LNG project will be bigger by cost and production output, surpassing the current PNG LNG project cost value and gas output with an estimated 9.9 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas.It will be operated by the State preferred operator, France’s…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • The Last Days of the Communist Party?

    Michael J. Totten
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Vietnam is an authoritarian one-party state that looks and feels like a free country. Local people scoff at the government publicly without fear of reprisal. I saw plenty of men in uniforms from both the police and the army, but they did not look intimidating, nor did they look like they were trying to be. They carried themselves the way uniformed security people carry themselves in countries like the US and Canada. I didn’t worry for even a second that my hotel room might be bugged. It wasn’t, and if it had been I wouldn’t have cared. There was no need for me to keep my identity as a…
  • Does Ukraine’s Reform Plan Measure Up?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The reform plan of Ukraine’s coalition government-in-the-making has received mixed reviews from a team of Ukraine experts affiliated with the policy discussion website VoxUkraine.  According to the analysis: We assign PASS to 3 sections out of 17, and CONDITIONAL PASS to 6 sections out of 17. We find that the draft does not have a coherent ideology and that many sections advocate Soviet style command economy approach to reforms, while only few sections address the structural causes of the problems in Ukraine. The good news is that the team rates three of 17 sections as excellent, six as…
  • Book Release Day

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun, is now officially released. Those of you who pre-ordered a copy should have it on your Kinde. The rest of you can get your electronic copy delivered right away from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, or Inktera. If you prefer the trade paperback edition—real books look much better on shelves, don’t they?—you can get a copy right now from Amazon.OG Image: Middle East
  • China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I have never heard a Chinese leader declare that his country would be fully democratic by 2050,” said Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday evening as he toasted Xi Jinping. “I have never heard a Chinese leader commit so explicitly to a rule-based international order founded on the principle that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves.” And Abbott said this: “I thank you, Mr. President, for this historic, historic statement, which I hope will echo right around the world.” What prompted the effusive compliment? Earlier in the day, Xi had…
  • The Kurds Rise From the Ashes of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Syria no longer exists. The tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad governs parts of what’s left of it. The psychopathic Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controls another large swath. Small scraps of territory are ruled by sundry other militias which, more likely than not, will eventually be absorbed by Assad or ISIS. Up north the Kurds have carved out a proto state of their own which they call Rojava. It is being violently squeezed by ISIS from the south, and it’s jammed up against the wall of the Turkish border to the north. It is split into three besieged non-contiguous cantons, the…
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    Pars Herald

  • Cleveland Boy Shot Dead by US Police for Carrying Replica Gun

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    A boy aged 12 has been shot twice and killed by police in Cleveland because he was carrying a toy gun in a playground. A police officer opened up on the small boy after his instructions to raise both hands were not heeded. The officer in question had only been with the force for under a year, but was accompanied by his partner who has over 10 years’ experience. A call came in form a member of the public which the officers were responding to. The caller apparently stating that the boy kept pulling the gun from his trousers and was harassing kids with it, but that they “don’t know if…
  • Hamilton has F1 Championship in his own hands

    Hossein Soltani
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Today at the star-studded Yas Island Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton will set off in pursuit of his second world championship knowing that he only needs to finish second in order to come through the most one-sided season since Jenson Button took the title in 2009. Then, much as now, there was one stand-out car – the Mercedes engine and controversial diffuser allowing the Brawn GP car to take an unassailable lead by the halfway point in the season, despite the other teams catching up in the latter half of the year. This time around, there has been no challenge to Hamilton and Rosberg in…
  • New 3D Prosthetics Set to Change Lives

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    A new technique for creating purpose-built prosthetic hands for amputees has emerged from a British company using 3D scanning and printing. Open Bionics claim to be the pioneers of the technique which, it is hoped, will offer child amputees the chance at leading a relatively normal life. The Process Initially a tablet is used to scan the amputated limb, the details are then fed into a programme which commands the 3D printer. This process takes nothing more than a matter of days from start to finish. The most significant aspect of the technological breakthrough is the cost involved. The price…
  • UK Pensions in the USA Don’t Work, the Only Way is QROPS

    Ali Shahsavandi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Living in America but having a UK-based pension scheme will be extremely problematic should you wish to retire stateside. Even by living in the States currently – whether as an expat or US national – you are required to report all assets and income to the IRS, and if you fail to declare a UK pension within your report, the penalties can be huge. Dealing with the IRS The only way to deal with this for the majority is by looking into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme. In America, there are currently 15 schemes on the HMRC list, but only one of these – the Fidelity 401k –…
  • UAE & the Tax Free Lifestyle… Are You Sure?

    Saeed Maleki
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    One of the main attractions for expatriates moving to the bright lights of Dubai or Abu Dhabi is the promise of a tax-free income. The truth is that while salaries are very much exempt from tax, money is consumed in a variety of alternative ways to pretty much leave many in exactly the same position they would be (financially not geographically) if they remained at home, only a bit hotter. According to research published by multi-national institution Friends Provident, a range of higher living costs consume the tax savings for many, leaving expats to wonder where it all went. Interestingly,…
 
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    Market Oasis

  • Real Sales Forecasts Have Curves

    kevinanchi
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Are you forecasting sales of a startup or a new product? Avoid straight lines. They aren’t realistic. Projections that draw good-looking curves are better than straight lines. That’s because… …read more Read more here: Real Sales Forecasts Have Curves      The post Real Sales Forecasts Have Curves appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

    kevinanchi
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As Assistant Administrator of SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the country. I see the impact of their businesses and… …read more Read more here: SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day      The post SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014 – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $10 million in grants through two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to improve access to health care for rural Americans across the nation. …read more Read more here: On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments      The post On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities,…
  • 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time, it’s… …read more Read more here: 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market      The post 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)… …read more Read more here: Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist      The post Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • Ferguson protest leader Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D) victim of black-on-black crime

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5th Dist) has seen her name and image in the national news for her chants of "No Justice, No Peace!" at more than a few Ferguson, Missouri marches that accuse the...
  • Long suffering legal immigrants need to sue Obama Administration for reparations

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    EditorialMuch like the fairy story that is so-called "global warming" and the other myth-accepted-as-fact that Obama Care will lower health insurance premiums for everyone, the other media-hyped flight of fancy is that America...
  • Obama gets an A+ for timing

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    EditorialSay what you will about the Kenyan-born lady-hating Socialist interloper - he's arrogant, imperious, sycophantophile, a rank amateur, etc, etc, ad nauseum. One thing every conservative has to admit is that Obama has a great sense of...
  • Many Latinos solidly against amnesty for illegal aliens

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Despite what many mainstream media outlets paint as a Latino monolith, there is a very sizable percentage of Americans of Latino heritage that stand against the prevailing attitude in more than a few newsrooms, especially when it comes to amnesty...
  • The unkindest cut of all: The Russian solution for dealing with terrorism

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    EditorialAnother American has been decapitated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The Obama Administration continues to respond with four minutes worth of flight deck activity aboard our multi-gazillion dollar Carrier Task Forces in the...
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    International Relations Online

  • 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…
  • Repression and Security in Latin America

    John Sinden
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    By W. Alejandro Sanchez Latin America faces a series of security challenges, which affect not only regional stability, but also the security of the United States. While Latin American governments are taking proactive measures to deal with their internal security threats, particularly drug trafficking and criminal violence, there is still much to be done to ensure that enhanced security does not mean sacrificing citizens’ rights. Additionally, U.S. security policy has limitations in how much aid can be provided to Latin America, which further impacts the state of security in the region. The…
  • Q&A on Hong Kong Protests

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

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

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

  • Las Vegas Web Design Agency

    reysol
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    LAS VEGAS WEB DESIGN AGENCY Our digital agency specializes in many professions, one of them being web design. With more then 15 years of experience we have helped many local businesses, big corporations, and organizations in Los Angeles by upgrading their website, or creating one from scratch for them. And now thanks to digital real estate we can offer the same services to those in the Las Vegas area!       Using many web design platforms such as WordPress, Magento, and Joomla. The way we run things at Vivid Candi is simple. First we start by arranging a meeting where we discuss the…
  • What is SEO

    reysol
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    WHAT IS SEO? Search Engine Optimization         What this does for you is makes it easier for other people to find you online, popping up at the top of search engine results. All of this goes by relevancy, and you’re domain authority. Relevancy is measured by how relevant you’re content is to the keyword searched. Domain Authority is the authority you’re site possess, this can all be measured with the quality of links you have pointing back to you’re site, or how authoritative you’re brand is. Search Engine Optimization is a vital part of a businesses…
  • Top Digital Agency

    reysol
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    TOP DIGITAL AGENCY With our extensive expertise on a number of subjects like web development, graphic design, digital marketing, SEO, and Social Media Management our full service digital agency never fails to please a client. Whether the client needs a professional website created from scratch, or to be portrayed on social media as the client wants to, our agency is the one to go to!      As an award winning digital agency our main objective is to never stop improving. Meaning we always try our best to stay ahead of the curb whether it be on any new web developing programs that came out,…
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing Agency in Las Vegas

    reysol
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AGENCY IN LAS VEGAS For those who seek professional digital marketing, and social media management services in Las Vegas, you are in luck!          We are Vivid Candi, a full service digital agency originally headquartered in Malibu California. Over the years we have been helping businesses, organizations, and individuals grow, and stabilize their brand, both making them active on social media, and creating content for their site, making them relevant to the search engines. Our agency noticed, that across the country there are many more businesses…
  • Dallas Digital Agency

    reysol
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    DALLAS DIGITAL AGENCY Part of our mission is to make our services available for businesses and organizations in all major cities across the U.S, Dallas Texas is one of them!      We now offer professional services like Web Development. Basically we can develop you’re website from scratch if you do not already have one, an if you do, but you need some improvements made, than we can customize it using CSS Code, making you’re website more responsive, fast, and simple to use, so you’re site an have a good user experience rate. But it doesn’t stop there!      Since we…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Google Offers 1TB of Google Drive Storage Free With Selected Chromebooks Ahead Of The Holiday Season

    Carrie Ann
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    In order to receive the great deal, customers will need to take advantage of the offer before January 1, 2015 by buying an eligible Chromebook. While Chromebooks haven’t been the most popular devices lately, Google announced a new promotion designed to allure customers to purchase a Chromebook. Anyone purchasing a new Chromebook notebook computer this holiday season will receive a free 1TB of data storage on its Google Drive cloud storage system. In order to receive the great deal, customers will need to take advantage of the offer before January 1, 2015 by buying an eligible Chromebook.
  • Amazon to enter hotel industry, will launch travel service featuring hotel booking

    Anna Domanska
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Skift said that it knows of at least three hotels that have been approached by Amazon to advertise their accommodation on Amazon Travel E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly all set to break into the travel industry with its own travel service that will allow users to book hotels and resorts through the retail giant’s website. Skift, a global travel industry intelligence platform, first broke the news of Amazon Travel, the title of the new web-based travel service. Skift said that it knows of at least three hotels that have been approached by Amazon to advertise their accommodation on…
  • Google rolls out Contributor, a subscription service to remove ads from sites

    Anna Domanska
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Currently the site is available through a waiting list and is invite-only in the U.S. Google Inc. announced an initiative Thursday thatoffers ad-free web browsing to users interested in paying a monthly subscription fee. The crowdfunding tool called Contributor asks users to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 to view the pages. Essentially it’s kind of a subscription service for online publications allowing people to pay to remove ads from participating websites. “When you visit a participating website, part of your contribution goes to the creators of that site,” Google said at…
  • Amazon pledges to long-term renewable energy on its cloud platform

    Christy Gren
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    Being world’s largest cloud computing company, Amazon promises customers less carbon footprints and reduced environmental waste. Amazon has pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage vowing to run its data centers completely on renewable energy, after being criticised by Greenpeace for being stuck in a dirty energy past. Major tech companies are making an extensive environmental pledge to use renewable energy, considering the large number of data centers and machines they use and the amount of energy needed to keep them running. Amazon now follows others like Apple, Google and…
  • Marketers of sugary drinks still aggressively target U.S. children, report finds

    Carrie Ann
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Yale researchers said that beverage companies still continued to reach out to teens and children’s through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as mobile apps Even though Beverage companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have pledged to advertise less to children, they still continued to remain a key target for marketers through various other means such as product placement and social media, according to a report released on Wednesday. The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University and the Robert Wood Johnson…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Soiree Beaujolais 2014 in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    This year's celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau will happen on Thursday (of course), November 20, 2014 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel. Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines—Le Club, the gala starts at six in the evening. Last year's event recreated the moments of Parisian street scenes with couture, music, food and, of course, wine. On Thursday, it will tell the story of France's dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20's up to today.
  • Is the Philippines Ready for CIPURSE™ and the OSPT™ Alliance

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

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

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

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

  • Three suspects arrested in china for spreading WireLurker malware

    Sabari Selvan
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Now a days, any mention of malware and Macs in the same setting generally conjures up images of WireLurker. It was notable as a new family of malware specifically targeting iOS devices via USB and is able to penetrate the iPhone's strict software controls. WireLurker has been in action in China for the past six months, first infecting Macs by inserting Trojan software through repackaged OS X apps, then moving on to iOS devices. The firm claims that it is the first to automate generation of malicious iOS apps by implementing a binary file replacement attack.Security experts at Palo Alto…
  • Cape May-Lewes Ferry Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

    Sabari Selvan
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has confirmed its payment data systems were infiltrated by hackers who took payment card data on certain systems at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s terminals and vessels. Delaware River and Bay Authority(DRBA) that operates the Cape May – Lewes Ferry learned of a possible data breach on July 30 - The same day Jimmy John's learned of the data breach.The organization with the help of third-party cyber forensic experts has determined that its card processing systems relating to food, beverage , and retail sales only were compromised.Credit and Debit card data of…
  • PHP has fixed several vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution

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

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

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

  • European Commissioner for Youth wants young people to be at heart of policy making

    European Youth Forum
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cluj Napoca, Romania, 21st November 2014 // Today the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, addressed the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum and said that young people will be at centre of future policy making. The Commissioner, in his first public appearance in this role, laid out his priorities for […]
  • Bankers don’t go to jail because they are more equal than us all

    Dennis Kefalakos
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    How come and despite the fact that bankers systematically and quite openly cheat hundreds of millions of people, usurping trillions from them, and the only ones of that trade that have been locked up in a penitentiary are the bosses of the three Icelandic banks Glitnir, Kaupthing and Landsbanki, which went bankrupt in 2008? All […]
  • France pushes UK to stay and Germany to pay

    Chris Anyfantis
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Emmanuel Macron, France’s minister of Economy, visited London this week in an attempt to step up for his country’s future policy reforms. Among others, Macron announced that Britain must remain an EU member state and that Germany should invest in the EU. However, it was not mentioned anything about the fines that the European Commission […]
  • Varna (Bulgaria) awarded European Youth Capital 2017

    European Youth Forum
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cluj Napoca, Romania, 19th November 2014 // Varna, Bulgaria’s third-largest city, was today awarded the title of European Youth Capital 2017, by the European Youth Forum. An independent, high-level jury gave the award based on an application from Varna that focused on making the city a “social hub”, with “Innowave” the title of Varna’s year. The […]
  • Draghi: printing a full extra trillion non negotiable to help all borrow cheaply

    Suzan A. Kane
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaking at the economic and monetary affairs Committee of the European Parliament last Monday, made at least two direct references to additional monetary measures, to confront the anaemic economic conditions in Eurozone, “if warranted to achieve price stability over the medium term”. He referred to this prospect once while […]
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Manny Pacquiao outpoints and outclasses Chris Algieri

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Manny Pacquiao outpointed and outclassed Chris Algieri over 12 rounds. A good performance to follow up with the release of his movie “Manny The Movie” which is released in the UK on DVD on Monday Morning. (24/11/2014)Filed under: Breaking News, Sports Tagged: Boxing, Manny The Movie, Many Pacquiao, Pacquiao hbo, Pacquiao next fight, Pacquiao vs Algieri, Pacquiao vs Algieri full fight, Pacquiao Vs Mayweather
  • Anthony Joshua Vs Michael Sprott Fight Breakdown & Prediction

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Anthony Joshua Vs Michael Sprott Fight Breakdown & PredictionFiled under: BaylorIC Worldwide, Boxing, General, Newspapers, Sport Tagged: Anthony Joshua, Anthony Joshua Olympic, Anthony joshua Vs, boxing news, Boxing news from Liverpool, HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING, Joshua knockouts, Joshua Vs Sprott, Michael Sprott, Michael sprott Prizefighter, Michael sprott Reading
  • George Groves V Denis Douglin

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    George Groves V Denis Douglin (WBC Silver Super-Middleweight title) Liverpool, 22/11/2014 By BaylorIC TVFiled under: Sport Tagged: boxing news, george groves boxing, George Groves News, george groves vs denis douglin, groves vs douglin, Super Middleweight, wbc silver title
  • watch final pacquiao algieri press conference NOW LIVE STREAM

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    #Boxing #Newsflash CLICK BELOW http://baylorictv.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/watch-final-pacquiao-algieri-press.html WATCH IT NOW!!! Filed under: Sport Tagged: Boxing, Live Stream, Manny Vs Algieri, Many Pacquiao Vs Chris Algieri, Press Conference, Top Rank Boxing
  • Jason Bourke “Music For Mandela” Interview

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Jason Bourke talks to BaylorIC TV about his new film “Music For Mandela” which was shot in South Africa and what inspired him to create a movie about Nelson Mandela. http://www.bayloricworldwide.com http://www.musicformandela.com/ “Music for Mandela” explores the role music played in the remarkable life of one of the world’s most important icons. The effects of this relationship continue to ripple through the poorest South African townships as well as the world stage. The Cast in full: EDDIE DANIELS AHMED KATHRADA BAMBATHA MANDELA T.E. MOKWELE STEVE GORDON SIVIWE…
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I have never heard a Chinese leader declare that his country would be fully democratic by 2050,” said Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday evening as he toasted Xi Jinping. “I have never heard a Chinese leader commit so explicitly to a rule-based international order founded on the principle that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves.” And Abbott said this: “I thank you, Mr. President, for this historic, historic statement, which I hope will echo right around the world.” What prompted the effusive compliment? Earlier in the day, Xi had…
  • China and Japan: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country and China had agreed to establish a “maritime communication mechanism.” The announcement came the day after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands at a symbolically powerful public event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing and then met for about 25 minutes. On the proceeding Friday, China and Japan announced a vague four-point plan that looked like a roadmap to improve ties. Most analysts see a gradual warming in relations between the two nations. Given political distress in…
  • Railway Wars in the Himalayas

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    On October 31st, China’s official Xinhua News Agency announced that the National Development and Reform Commission had approved a new rail line running from Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, east to Nyingchi. Toward its eastern end, the line will come close to India’s state of Arunachal Pradesh. Beijing claims most of Arunachal as its own, calling it “South Tibet.” Therefore, the Lhasa-Nyingchi section, part of the Sichuan-Tibet railway, is bound to heighten concern in New Delhi. Beijing has been expending substantial sums for more than a decade on transportation…
  • Countering the Threat of North Korean Warheads

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On Friday, General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of UN and US forces in Korea, told reporters that he believes Pyongyang has developed the “capability” to miniaturize a nuclear device. The regime, he said during a Pentagon press briefing, also has the “technology” to deliver that device by ballistic missile. The general did not claim North Korea had actually mounted a warhead on a missile or that it had in fact tested the combination, but of course it is only a matter of time before it does so. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the North likes to call itself, has claimed…
  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

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

  • The Last Days of the Communist Party?

    Michael J. Totten
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Vietnam is an authoritarian one-party state that looks and feels like a free country. Local people scoff at the government publicly without fear of reprisal. I saw plenty of men in uniforms from both the police and the army, but they did not look intimidating, nor did they look like they were trying to be. They carried themselves the way uniformed security people carry themselves in countries like the US and Canada. I didn’t worry for even a second that my hotel room might be bugged. It wasn’t, and if it had been I wouldn’t have cared. There was no need for me to keep my identity as a…
  • Book Release Day

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun, is now officially released. Those of you who pre-ordered a copy should have it on your Kinde. The rest of you can get your electronic copy delivered right away from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, or Inktera. If you prefer the trade paperback edition—real books look much better on shelves, don’t they?—you can get a copy right now from Amazon.OG Image: Middle East
  • The Kurds Rise From the Ashes of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Syria no longer exists. The tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad governs parts of what’s left of it. The psychopathic Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controls another large swath. Small scraps of territory are ruled by sundry other militias which, more likely than not, will eventually be absorbed by Assad or ISIS. Up north the Kurds have carved out a proto state of their own which they call Rojava. It is being violently squeezed by ISIS from the south, and it’s jammed up against the wall of the Turkish border to the north. It is split into three besieged non-contiguous cantons, the…
  • Russian Provocations Increase Against NATO

    Michael J. Totten
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Russia is provoking Poland on purpose to see how NATO will respond. From Popular Mechanics: NATO and allied jets have scrambled more than 100 times this year in response to Russian military sorties. This activity is growing more dramatic. Within the last week, NATO intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft. "These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," the alliance said in a statement. When the planes at Łask jump into action, it's called a Quick Reaction Alert, or QRA. Lt. Col. Ireneusz "Palm" Nowak, the base commander at Łask, says…
  • New Book Release – TOWER OF THE SUN

    Michael J. Totten
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun: Stories from the Middle East and North Africa, will be released on November 20. You can pre-order the Kindle version right now for only 7.99 and it will be automatically delivered to you the morning of the release date. Here’s the description from the back of the book. Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten’s gripping first-person narratives from the war zones, police states, and revolutionary capitals of the Middle East and North Africa paint a vivid picture of peoples and nations at war with themselves, each other, and—sometimes—with the rest of the…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    MOSCOW — One of the ways of punishing political dissenters under the Soviet regime—alongside prisons, labor camps, and “special psychiatric hospitals”—was forced exile accompanied by a loss of citizenship, to ensure that “offenders” would never return to their country (in practice, “never” was curtailed by the collapse of communism in 1991). This was done, among others, to Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, samizdat publisher Alexander Ginzburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group founder Yuri Orlov. The writer Vladimir Bukovsky—one of the most prominent figures in the Russian…
  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

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

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

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

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

  • Does Ukraine’s Reform Plan Measure Up?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The reform plan of Ukraine’s coalition government-in-the-making has received mixed reviews from a team of Ukraine experts affiliated with the policy discussion website VoxUkraine.  According to the analysis: We assign PASS to 3 sections out of 17, and CONDITIONAL PASS to 6 sections out of 17. We find that the draft does not have a coherent ideology and that many sections advocate Soviet style command economy approach to reforms, while only few sections address the structural causes of the problems in Ukraine. The good news is that the team rates three of 17 sections as excellent, six as…
  • Kiev Cuts Subsidies to Separatist-Controlled Enclaves

    Alexander J. Motyl
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Even as Putin’s proxies in the Donbas enclave are preparing a major assault on the Ukrainian army, they are also evidently panicking. And all thanks to the Ukrainian government’s recent wise decision to stop funding enclave political institutions and providing pensions and other social benefits to enclave residents. All of sudden, the Russia-sponsored separatists appear to understand that the territory they control will soon become ungovernable. Here’s the evidence. On November 12th, the press center of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) issued a statement supposedly…
  • Ukraine’s Real and Unreal Elections

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Ukraine recently witnessed one real election and one pseudo-election, but both may be turning points in the country’s history. The real election, to the Rada (Ukraine’s Parliament in Kyiv), took place on October 26th; the pseudo-election, in the Donbas enclave occupied by Russia and its proxies, took place on November 2nd. The former was fair and free and, as a referendum on popular attitudes, produced a clear victory for pro-Western, pro-democratic, and pro-Ukrainian parties. The latter was a staged event overseen by thugs with guns that, unsurprisingly, produced a clear victory for the…
  • Is Russia Artificial?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Most people would unthinkingly answer: of course not! Just look at all the Russians inside and outside Russia. Just look at the Russian state. They’re real, aren’t they? They’re organic. How could one possibly suggest Russia might be artificial? If you subscribe to these views, take a deep breath and hold on to your seat. The fact is that the Russian state is completely artificial, while the Russian nation is completely fragmented. Both are historically contingent. They’re as real—or unreal—as any non-Russian nation or state or as any recently constructed post-colonial state.
  • Ukraine's Commitment to Values Ensures Its Independence

    Alexander J. Motyl
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    At the moment, Russia has lots of hard power and very little soft power, while Ukraine has lots of soft power and little hard power. Russia’s determination to exclude soft power will ultimately be suicidal. In contrast, Ukraine’s future is bright, but only if it manages to hold on to its soft power while building up its reserves of hard power. Power is generally understood as the capacity to induce others to do your bidding. The central components of hard power—armies and economies—either coerce others to bow to your will (by force or the threat of economic sanctions) or encourage…
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    BBC News - Home

  • Clydach murderer bids for release

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    A man who beat a mother, her two children and their grandmother to death at their home near Swansea 15 years ago launches a fresh application to get his conviction overturned.
  • Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
  • C. diff inquiry blames health board

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Scotland's largest health board is heavily criticised by an inquiry into the country's worst Clostridium difficile (C. diff) outbreak.
  • Prince William to visit China in 2015

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China in 2015 after an invitation from the Chinese government, the BBC understands.
  • Divorce 'damages children's GCSEs'

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    A survey from family lawyers says family break-up can damage GCSE and A-level results and children's health.
 
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    1Push Naija

  • Van Gaal demands more from Manchester United youngsters

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    The Red Devils beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates on Saturday with the likes of Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair starting and the Dutchman says he was pleased with their displays …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsShambolic Arsenal sinks to new low under WengerIrwin backs Van Gaal to succeed […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Van Gaal demands more from Manchester United youngsters appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • How Olamide, Jimmy Jatt, Saheed Osupa dazzled at K1 Live Unusual Concert

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    By ‘Dayo Showemimo (Olamide was simply on fire at the well-attended classy event. Photo: Events Pro) Top Nigerians who attended the K1 Live Unusual Concert at Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, November 21, 2014, were thoroughly entertained. On the wheels of steel was legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt who delivered an unusual mix all through […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post How Olamide, Jimmy Jatt, Saheed Osupa dazzled at K1 Live Unusual Concert appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Arsenal must bid big to land Brozovic - Dinamo

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    The 22-year-old has been linked with the Gunners and Atletico Madrid in recent days but Zdravko Mamic insists any club looking to sign him will need an irresistible offer …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsWenger: Arsenal is not close to signing anyoneWenger: Arsenal are not close to signing anyoneArsenal […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post Arsenal must bid big to land Brozovic - Dinamo appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • NET Exclusive: D’banj in multiple debt mess

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    By ‘Dayo Showemimo D’banj seems to be going through an unpleasant period in his career. Photo: Filed From a relatively unknown UK-based artiste, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, D’Banj has become one of the biggest musicians in Africa over the last decade. Widely known as the Kokomaster, D’banj has several local and international awards and endorsement deals […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post NET Exclusive: D’banj in multiple debt mess appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • NFF General Assembly Happy With Amaju, NFF

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    The General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the new NFF Executive Committee led by Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick at its meeting on Sunday in Lagos. The General Assembly,in its communique at the end of the meeting expressed satisfaction with the steps taken so far by the Amaju-led […]   Source: 1Push Naija The post NFF General Assembly Happy With Amaju, NFF appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Western Michigan Broncos vs San Diego Toreros 24 Nov. 2014

    Farhat Naz
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    If you are looking for this event free live streaming link? Then you are at a place of your destination. You can watch a live online stream of this match at our site. The links for sport event appear below. On this page we make it potential for you to watch Live sports broadcasts from all over the world completely free of charge including this event. Watch San Diego Toreros vs Western Michigan Broncos The Western Michigan Broncos have played two-games in this season, averaging 86.5 points per game, while allowing 73.0 points per game. Recent Western Michigan Broncos Results Date Home Team…
  • Barcelona vs Sevilla 22 Nov 2014

    Farhat Naz
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    Barcelona takes on Sevilla today in the Spanish Primeria Liga. This is a Spanish Primeria Liga event on 22nd November 2014 starting at 20:00 CET. The broadcasters for the game appear around 30 minutes prior to the starting of the live event. Fans of the Football can watch a live online stream of this match using one of the links to first class official stream broadcasters. Watch Barcelona vs Sevilla Live at Bet365 Possible line-ups: Barcelona: Mascherano, Pique, Busquets, Rakitic, Xavi – Suarez, Messi, Bravo – Dani Alves, Messi, Sevilla: Carrico, Beto-Coke, Tremoulinas- Krychowiak,…
  • The Real Madrid vs Eibar 22 Nov 2014

    Owais ghori
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    The Real Madrid will travel to the Basque Country to measure forces with the newly promoted Eibar at Estadio Municiple de Ipurua for round twelve of the Liga BBVA. On what will certainly be a difficult test for Los Blancos, if we consider that the hosts have only lost once at home this season and tend to be twice as dangerous when playing at home in front of their devoted supporters. Real Madrid’s upcoming match will definitely be a difficult one. The pitch is smaller than the majority of the other La Liga’s stadiums and the usual rough weather condition might conditionate Los Blanco’s…
  • Boca Junior vs River Plate 20 November 2014

    Farhat Naz
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    River Plate vs Boca betting tips on 20th of November 2014, one of the most popular derby game in the world as Boca Junior takes on fierce rival River Plate in the first leg of Copa Sudamericana Semi-finals, this game will be a death ending match inside a jam packed stadium without a doubt. Boca Junior had not beaten River Plate at home for seven matches, likewise the host had rested players as they drew 1-1 at Arsenal Sarandi, being the first leg at home, the host will try not to concede an away goal. On the other hand River Plate still top of the Argentine Primera by one point over Racing…
  • Lebron James In Last Final Second Turnover Dooms Cleveland

    mahvish
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Cleveland: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the Spurs at Quicken Loans Arena on 19th of November 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Manu Ginobili missed his 2nd shot, giving the Cavs a chance to win or tie down 92-90. Anderson Varejao snagged the rebound and very quickly handed the ball off to LeBron James, who started running up the court with 8.4 seconds left. James # 23, who had plenty of time to get to the basket, was very quickly pressured by Manu Ginobili. James trickled the ball behind his back but lost control as…
 
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  • Kim Kardashian Won’t Be An Authoritative Mother, She Will Support Nolly’s Decisions

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Well Kim Kardashian’s ideology of life is different. It seems like she is not going to be an authoritative mother who will pre-map out her children’s lives before they are born. There would be some kind of indulgence in her family, and besides Kim, Kanye is a cool guy who wants nothing but people living their free choice lives. Kim Kardashian would have no problem if daughter North West decide to follow in her mom’s super-sexy modeling footsteps! During an interview with Australian…
  • Beyonce Ring Off Lyrics

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Check out Beyonce Ring Off Lyrics [Verse 1] Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights When you sit and you think about Father Or how you tried to be the perfect wife [Pre-Hook] You used to dress and fix your hair Then you smiled through your tears In the mirror you would stare And say a prayer Like, “I wish he said I’m beautiful I wish it didn’t hurt at all I don’t know how I got here I was once the one who had his heart” [Hook] Until you had enough then you took…
  • NEW MUSIC: Beyonce – Ring Off

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Not only did “7/11” surface in full, but Beyonce Ring Off  also hit the Internet just in time for the weekend. Both songs will be featured on the Platinum Edition of Beyonce self-titled album, due out next week. Stream and Download Beyonce Ring Off below NEW MUSIC: Beyonce – Ring Off Hyceinth HoodBoss
  • Akon Talks Nigerian Pop Music, New Solar Project In An Interview With Okay Africa

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Singer and producer Akon talks about Nigerian pop music and his new “Solar Project” in Africa in an interview with Okay Africa. Akon Talks Nigerian Pop Music, New Solar Project In An Interview With Okay Africa Hyceinth HoodBoss
  • Nigerian Pastor Drowns Trying To Walk On Water Like Jesus

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment A Nigerian pastor on the West Coast of Africa attempted to become the second man to make this impossible feat  of walking on water a reality, but it just cost him his life. Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ. He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city of Libreville. Referencing Matthew 14:22-33, Kabele said that he received a revelation which told him that with…
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  • Pacquiao to Mayweather: ‘Stop being chicken and fight me like a man’ [VIDEO]

    Christopher Peterson
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    After his big win against Chris Algieri, Manny Pacquiao is trying to coax Floyd Mayweather into fighting him once and for all.  They are two prize fighters headed in different directions after Pacquiao’s dominating performance in their WBO welterweight championship fight Saturday night (EST) at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored five knockdowns and also forced Algieri into a standing eight-count en route in a one-sided decision before a sellout crowd of 13,202. It left Pacquiao publicly calling out Mayweather with Mayweather yet to issue a response.
  • Obama plays ‘Mr. Mom’ as Putin earns 8th degree black belt [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Vladimir Putin just earned his 8th degree black belt in a form of karate according to the Russian news media. The 62-year-old President of Russia is a student of Kyokushin — a stand-up, full contact form of karate … in which fighters do not wear head gear. Head strikes are also banned in competition. Putin is pretty skilled in martial arts — having earned his 9th degree black belt in taekwondo back in 2013. Plus, he’s also a heavy duty judo enthusiast. Meanwhile, President Obama was seen playing ‘Mr. Mom,’ a role he all too regularly gravitates towards.
  • Latest Beyonce music video features underwear dancing, not much else [VIDEO]

    Jessica Kanter
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    Beyonce has just released her new video for “7/11” without warning. The homemade clip emerged Friday evening and looks like a “nothing else going on” slumber party. It features Mrs. Carter and a select group of friends in a hotel dancing to the trap track in their skivvies. While the likes of Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj have been flaunting their booties in recent months, Beyonceis has just joined them “7/11” and another new track called “Ring Off” are both featured on the deluxe boxed-set reissue of “Beyonce” which drops on Monday.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE shows what happens to the Constitution under Obama [VIDEO]

    Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Saturday Night Live just aired a biting skit on what happens to bills when Barack Obama is in office. The Bill from Schoolhouse Rock explains to a student how he becomes a law, only to be violently beat up by Barack Obama and his new best friend, “Executive Order.” Even then, the poor Executive Order still thinks he’s used for simple things, like declaring holidays and creating national parks, until Obama informs him that he’s going to be used to grant amnesty to 5 million undocumented immigrants. The reaction is priceless.
  • SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL: China building new island armed with military capabilities

    Christopher Peterson
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    This story originally appeared in Reuters. Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei. IHS Jane’s said images it had obtained showed the Chinese-built island on…
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  • Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses

    sophy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Indian actresses are indeed one of the most beautiful and sexiest celebrities in the world. They have faces and bodies that people want to stare at. They are not only brilliant actresses, but they are also beautiful women who have captured the hearts of viewers around the globe. Here is the list of the  Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses 5. Kriti Sanon The first Indian beauty in the list is Kriti Sanon. She was born on July 27, 1990. She is known as a successful movie actress as well as an in-demand fashion model. After her career in modeling, Kriti Sanon tried her…
  • Top 10 The Best Countries for Dating in the world

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

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

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

    sophy
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    You can find a lot of conference call app that available on Google Play Store to install in your smartphone or tablet. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This article will list top 10 free conference call app that make your business overseas easy.   10. Speek – Free Conference Call Let Speek make your next free conference call more productive. With the app, you can start or join a teleconference from your phone. You can also see who’s on the teleconference call and who’s talking as well…
 
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  • Over 40 killed by suspected Boko Haram in an attack in Doron Baga, Borno

    Eva
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    More than 40 people, mostly fishermen, has been killed in a northeastern village in Borno state, Nigeria, by suspected Islamist group Boko Haram, police said Sunday. According to residents, the insurgents entered Doron Baga, a village on the shores of Lake Chad, on motorcycles and opened fired on traders and buyers. Also, the gunmen reportedly […]
  • Beyoncé enchants fans with her new lo-fi music video ‘7/11’ [Watch]

    Sylvia
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Beyoncé astonished her fans with the release of a new music video for “7/11” on Friday night. The “7/11” music video has a lower quality production unlike her known hi-fi music videos. Nonetheless, the new lo-fi and low-budget music video abruptly stormed social media with its highly energetic dance moves. The music video started off […]
  • Kathy Griffin will be replacing late Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police

    Eva
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Comedian and television personality, Kathy Griffin, 54, will take the place of late ‘Joan Rivers’ on E!’s fashion talk show ‘Fashion Police,’ According to reports. Griffin will be joining the show’s co-hosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and Melissa Rivers on the prog. Fashion Police will not air weekly, but rather for awards shows and certain […]
  • Yahoo! replaces Google as default search engine on Firefox browser

    Coteam
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Starting in December Yahoo will replace Google as the default search engine for Firefox on a five-year deal, following a near-end decade-long partnership with Google. Firefox users in the United States will be automatically directed to Yahoo! for search results — while China and Russia will be directed to Baidu and Yandex respectively, after the […]
  • Nigeria’s Super Eagles crashes out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

    Princeton
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Africa defending champion Nigeria has failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nation after a 2-2 draw with South Africa at Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday, and will not be defending its title in Equatorial Guinea next year. South Africa striker Toketo Rantie hit the back of the net in the […]
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  • New Money: Why Republicans Need Net Neutrality

    Jack O'Brien
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Of late, I’ve been drawing political inspiration from one of the greatest books of the twentieth century, of all-time really; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The story that struck an inner truth upon... The post New Money: Why Republicans Need Net Neutrality appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Excelsior in 2018: Future New York

    Jack O'Brien
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
      He’s going to win.   Incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; the tall, lethargic leader of the old-guard liberal constituency from New York City, will easily win out over Republican candidate Rob Astorino... The post Excelsior in 2018: Future New York appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman?

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

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

    Michael Vasiliou
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night, President Obama delivered remarks on how he plans to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Obama has taken slow steps towards addressing the developing crisis, while announcing last... The post Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • New IS video shows kids wielding AK47, undergoing military training

    pratiksha
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    Melbourne: A new propaganda video released by the Islamic State (IS) shows Kazakhstani children wielding guns and taking part in military training, a report said. In the video titled, “Race Towards Good”, children are shown engaged in Koran study and Arabic language classes before launching into hardcore military training. Flaunting his sophisticated skills with an AK47, one of the kids is shown rapidly reloading the gun and taking part in target practice, reported News.com.au. The teacher in the video asks a series of questions about the IS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi and the outfit to…
  • Poor security provisions, `lax culture` leave US govt agencies susceptible to hack attacks

    pratiksha
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Washington: Despite a dozen mass breaches of government computer systems since 2013, many federal agencies have a “lax culture” and poor security provisions to repulse the growing threat posed by hackers and cyber attacks from states such as China, Russia and Iran, internal investigative reports said. Internal inspectors general from the State Department to the Transportation Department have flagged widespread vulnerabilities over the past few months but they have gone unheeded, reported The Washington Times. Paul Rosenzweig, a former Homeland Security policy aide and a visiting fellow at…
  • Russia to lose some USD 40 bn a year due to sanctions: Anton Siluanov

    pratiksha
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Moscow: Russia is set to lose around USD 40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said today. “We are losing around USD 40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some USD 90 to USD 100 billion per year due to oil prices falling 30 percent,” Siluanov said in a speech at an economic forum in Moscow, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. Sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States on Russia’s economy, which is largely dependent on exports of raw materials, block its access to…
  • Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province

    pratiksha
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Baghdad: Iraqi authorities say Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias have retaken two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province. Police officials in Diyala province said today that Iraqi forces entered the towns of Saadiya and Julala late yesterday after fierce clashes with fighters from the Islamic State group. The fighting is still continuing with some pockets of resistance outside the two towns, said the police officials. Islamic militants seized the towns of Jalula, 125 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, and Sadiyah, 95 kilometers north of the capital during a stunning…
  • Saudi restaurants’ decision to ban women met with adoration, criticism

    pratiksha
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    Dubai: A move by restaurants in Saudi Arabia to ban women from entering their premises has elicited both criticism and praise on social networks, a report said. As several restaurants erected “Women are not allowed” signs in front of their entrance, the National Society for Human Rights Secretary General Khalid Al Fakhri called for their immediate removal. He said that the restaurant owners have acted on their own discretion and have therefore, broken the law, reported Gulfnews.com. The report quoted a restaurant owner as saying that the move is aimed at avoiding possible problems…
 
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  • Top 10 Most Overrated Bands

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Here are ten of the most overrated bands of all time. Many of them were successful many decades ago. But as time passes by, they’re getting old and are losing their fame and appeal.   10. Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk band that was founded in 1983. In their music they combine the styles of funk with punk rock as well as psychedelic rock. For over 30 years this band stayed true to their terse formula. This formula for success sometimes worked for them, while at other times it grew boring for their critics and fans alike. Surprisingly enough, their…
  • Top Ten Mysterious Natural Phenomena

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Although humans have made great strides in unearthing the laws that govern this universe we live in, there are certain areas of our experience that remain unexplained or mysterious. The following represent the most baffling ten of these mysterious phenomena.   10. Crop Circles Crop circles are organized harmonic forms that mysteriously appear all across the world, the result of an energy interacting with the physical world – in this instance it is plants. This energy is comprised of light, sound and magnetism. To date, crop circles have been seen in just under 30  countries,…
  • Top 10 Most Awesome Female Artists Ever

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Here is a list of the ten most awesome female artists ever. They’ve left a large impact on the musical industry with their work, the talents, and their legacy. All artists are living and are active in the 21st century.   10. Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell is Canadian born musician, singer songwriter as well as painter. Many of her songs, such as “Urge for Going”, “Big Yellow Taxi”, and “Chelsea Morning”, were covered by some of the most notable folk singers. She has also influenced musicians of various genres with her music and the Rolling Stones…
  • Top 10 Bizarre Sleep Disorders

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Sleep disorders, such as snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are very common and not unusual. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. Unfortunately not unusually does not mean that they are not bizarre. Here are 10 bizarre sleep disorders that I am sure you never heard of until now.   10. Sleep Apnea We start off the list on a serious note. Sleep apnea is a condition that increases the risk of a stroke. Experts say that loud snoring or waking up because of being tired, even though you had a long…
  • Top 10 Freaky Old Wives Tales

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    There are lots of wives tales and some of them will completely freak you out just because they are totally spooky. I can remember my mom sometimes telling me spooky wives tales around Halloween time. Do you? Ever wondered why some people might jump on you if you open up the umbrella inside? That’s just one of the many wives tales but maybe not as scary as these 10 Freaky Wives Tales That Might Make You Think Twice.   10. Mirrors People have found mirrors to be very fascinating for thousands of years. It is due to this fascination that there’s a lot of old wives tales that involve…
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    Belize News and Opinion on www.patrickjonesbelize.com

  • Concerns raised over bad roads to archaeological site and reserves

    Patrick Jones
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Road to Cahal Pech Sunday, November 23, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Belize Tourism Industry Association, Cayo Branch, has called on relevant authorities to address the poor state of repair of roads leading to nature reserves and archaeological sites in western Belize. Those relevant authorities are the Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Archaeology and History. Cahal Pech access road In a statement issued on Friday, BTIA (Cayo) said that recent rains have further deteriorated road conditions on the eve of the tourism high season. With bad roads leading to many of the…
  • Body of a man found in Belmopan

    Patrick Jones
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Belmopan (Courtesy Google Earth) Sunday, November 23, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting:  There is a disturbing report coming out of Belmopan about the apparent murder of a man believed to be a member of the Diplomatic Corps. Police have declined a request for information until Monday morning; but multiple sources have confirmed that the victim, believed to be in his early 50’s was found dead late this evening in Belmopan. Reports we have received say there appears to have been a a cut to his throat. Pending official confirmation, the name of the man will be withheld at this time; but…
  • Mexican national charged for stealing a bottle of perfume

    Patrick Jones
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Royal Platinum perfume stolen Saturday, November 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A Mexican national is in jail in Belize, accused of stealing an eleven dollars perfume from a store in the Corozal Free Zone. Thirty nine year old Mortimer Sanchez Silva was identified by a store owner in the Corozal Free Zone as the man who pocketed a Royal Platinum Perfume valued at 69 pesos ($11.50) from the Hearts International Limited store without paying for it. The incident happened on Friday afternoon. The owner of the store told police that Sanchez Silva entered the store around 1 pm on Friday and…
  • Corporal of police accused of drug trafficking

    Patrick Jones
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Corozal town (Photo courtesy Google Earth) Saturday, November 22, 2014. DEVON YOUNG Reporting: A law enforcement officer with the rank of Corporal in the Belize Police Department is among a trio of men who are in police detention pending charges of drug trafficking. Corporal Shaun Andrews, 30; construction worker Brandon Casey, 25; and Dwayne Zuniga, 26, who is unemployed, were busted around 5:45 pm on Friday with just over three pounds of marijuana under the hood of their vehicle. Police say Corporal Andrews was driving a Geo Prism car which pulled up at a Customs Checkpoint at the northern…
  • Belize Tourism Board hosts media mixer in Belize City

    Patrick Jones
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    BTB/Media mixer Saturday, November 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Belize Tourism Board hosted its media partners at a media mixer this evening in Belize City. The event was part of the BTB’s way of celebrating a successful year and to go behind the scenes with individual members of the press and BTB staff, introducing them to each other. Director of tourism Karen Bevans and chair of the board Dr. Carla Barnett reiterated the industry’s need for partnership with the media to promote Belize.       Media mixer BTB hosts media mixer
 
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  • Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night 2014

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    In case you missed it, here are images of the great Guy Fawkes Night, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night in the UK. It commemorates the day when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords — upper house (Senate) of the Parliament of Great Britain. Every November 5th, the British unite lighting bonfires and watching extravagant firework displays, celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life.     The post Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night 2014 appeared first on Papa Of The…
  • Video: Experience Being a Woman Walking in NYC

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    This fantastic video shows Shoshana B. Roberts walking through the streets of New York City while Rob Bliss walks in front of her, secretly recording.  In the midst of 10 hours, Shoshana received over 100 different forms of verbal harassment in addition to winks and whistles. The video is meant to call attention to the verbal sexual harassment occurring in public places. Hollaback partnered with Rob Bliss to create the video and help power the movement to end street harassment.  Hollaback aims to better understand street harassment and develop strategies to make our streets a more…
  • Sea Monster Lagarfljotsormur Caught On Video

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Back in 2012, Icelandic farmer Hjortur Kjerulf, filmed what is believed to be the great mythical sea monster: Lagarfljotsormur — a large worm like creature whose legend dates back to 1345. Kjerulf said: “I began to wonder what I was seeing and whether it was related to the Lagarfljot worm. I thought it would be wise to take some pictures of this thing because it looked so real… It reminded me of a swimming crocodile or even some kind of monster. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the worm… There is absolutely no foul play on my behalf in this case. I did not…
  • Latino Swing Voters To Obama: “NUNCA MAS”?

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

    Stewart Lawrence
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Stewart J. Lawrence The two men bear an uncanny physical resemblance:  Ted Cruz, the grandstanding junior Republican senator from Texas, who has emerged as one of President Obama’s most vitriolic policy critics, and the late Wisconsin Republican Senator Joe McCarthy, who garnered the national spotlight in the 1950s by charging that “communists” had infiltrated the American government. And it’s not just their looks. Cruz has a way of interrogating witnesses that’s filled with snide insinuations and calculated innuendo. It’s the same heavy-handed tactic…
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  • Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

    andyc
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    The US led war against the Islamic State is a big lie. Going after ” Islamic terrorists”, carrying out a worldwide pre-emptive war to “Protect the American Homeland” are used to justify a military agenda.
  • Flashback: US Govt Injected Citizens with Uranium Under Secret Program

    andyc
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    If you still think the United States government would never harm its own citizens for the benefit of federal agencies, then I would direct your attention to a formerly classified black ops program launched by the US government starting way back in 1945. With the goal of testing highly radioactive substances on overall healthy patients through secret injections administered by government agents, the program has still been widely ignored since being released to the public in recent years.
  • Retired Head of FBI Exposes the Illuminati, Satanism, Pedophile Rings Across America

    andyc
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    The horror and the depravity are unthinkable. The average human mind can't conceive of such degeneracy. And this is exactly what "they" are counting on. "Illuminati", "Satanism" and "pedophile rings" are three subjects sure to prompt calls of "conspiracy theory!". But when a retired FBI agent with a resume' as strong as his and who has spent as many years as he did documenting what few dare to report on, America would do well to forget our preconceived notions for a few minutes and pay attention. After all, he did pay with his life to get this information out.
  • “Robbed of Their Womanhood” – Teens After Gardasil Shot

    andyc
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Olivia and Madelyne Meylor are in their early 20s. They still want the world to know what happened to them as teens after they received three Gardasil shots - an HPV vaccine marketed as a way to prevent cervical cancer.
  • Top 13 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Disorder

    andyc
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Your thyroid gland plays a very important role in your body. It is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones that control many activities in your body. There are a number of possible thyroid diseases and disorders, and the two of the most common thyroid disorders are hyperthyroidism (when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs) and hypothyroidism (when your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones).
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  • Time To Entertain with International Friendly Soccer

    Mostofa Zaman
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Today on 18th November the most important match begin to start. The world cup qualifying team and non qualifying team both are participating this international friendly soccer match. The World cup champion Germany is going to play with 2010 world cup champion Spain. Both of team has been prepared for this match. On the other site the 2014 runners  up team Argentina will face Portugal. Team Brazil, England, France, USA, Sweden, Uruguay will also participating to this tournament. Here is full fixture: 22:00     Slovakia vs Finland 23:00     Belarus vs Mexico 23:00     Greece vs Serbia…
  • A Terrible Road Accident On Bonpara Highway 36 people Killed

    Mostofa Zaman
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    A terrible road accident took place at Razzak junction on Natore Sirajgonj highway on 20-OCT-2014. Two buses carrying a good number of passengers collides head on which snatched away about 36 people on the spot. The injured were sent to different government and non government hospitals for treatment. It is learned that Rajshahi bound passenger coach keya paribahan hit another local bus named Athoi paribahan hit coming from the opposite direction while it was overtaking a truck. Two buses collided in a vehement sound. In a moment the entire area turned into a place of screaming and groaning.
  • America is providing money to foment terrorism: Putin

    Mostofa Zaman
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Vladimir Putin The Russian President, the fund is to foment terrorism in America and around the world to strengthen the relationship between the various nations of the Divide. Coast of the Black Sea city of Sochi. International Center hosted an open discussion Valdai he said in a speech on Friday. Putin said the US and its old weapons pay money to terrorists against Syria and the Syrian government’s in different countries, send the tenant. And the army has become virtually terrorist groups ISIL now with huge power. Putin said ISIL attain a high level of professional and effective…
  • The Movie Happy New Year Breaks All First Day Record

    Mostofa Zaman
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    The first day in the history of Hindi film directed by Farah Khan and act as Shah Rukh Khan is now the highest grossing movie of the new movie Happy New Year. Happy New Year movie was released on October 4. Halls release day was the presence of the observer percent. International Business Times of India says, on Friday morning show when the movie has seen a lot houseful signboard. The first day, according to Box Office Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 broke records Happy New Year. GTA III is now released in 2013 to most income upto Hindi movies of all time. He was the first day that this film…
  • Fight Preview for Tomoki Kameda And Alejandro Hernandez

    Mostofa Zaman
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    The fight between Tomoki Kameda and Alejandro Hernandez will starts on 1st Nov. 2014. The world championship will come tonight. Two boxer will face Bantamweight division for Kameda’s WBO title. mandatory challenger Alejandro Hernandez and WBO bantamweight champion Kameda. The whole boxing reports has covered ESPN.com. Boxing Fedaration has decided, the vanue (Chicago) of this fight. Kameda is the best boxer in Japan. He is also known as future rising fighter. Hernandez is going to be big underdog. He is a very honest boxer but not as Kameda. World boxing fan’s are invited to get…
 
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  • Apple is worth more than the entire Russian stock market

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Having sold the Apple corporation one would have enough money to buy the entire Russian stock market and still have enough change left to buy each Russian citizen an iPhone 6 Plus. «Economic Pravda» reported that such calculations were done by Bloomberg referencing the current stock value of public companies on the market. It turned out that the Russian...
  • Lat 24 hours: 62 armed attacks by militants, 7 Ukrainian soldiers have died, 10 are wounded

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    There were 62 armed attacks on the Ukrainian ATO Forces and 3 battles in the last 24 hours. Reports the press office of the Anti Terrorist Operation. They also confirm that 7 Ukrainian soldiers have lost their lives and 10 were transferred to medical institutions with wounds of various degrees. They are being given professional...
  • 5 vehicles with the «Cargo 200″ went to Russia from the Luhansk region

    Olga Whiting
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    «Cargo 200″ (dead — ed.) left for Russia from the Luhansk region yesterday. Reported the spokesman of the Informational Analytical Centre of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Col. Andriy Lisenko during his briefing. «According to our information form the field, 5 vehicles of the Rostov funeral services with the «cargo 200″ , probably Russian...
  • Ukrainian musicians created a patriotic clip about the war in Donbas

    Olga Whiting
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ukrainian band «Shadow of the Sun» wrote a patriotic song «War for Ukraine», the video is made of clips from the real actions in the ATO zone.
  • A man with a machine gun checks the expression of a «free will» during the «elections» in Donetsk. Video

    Olga Whiting
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    A video of the so-called «voting» on one of the poling stations in Donetsk during yesterday’s illegitimate «elections» appeared on the Internet. One can see how a terrorist with a machine gun checks the ballot paper when people are leaving the voting cabin before they are allowed to cast their vote.
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  • What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp?

    xreporter
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Whatsapp just got update and the new feature have been added. People all over the world started calling this new feature as blue tick! Yes, it does what you were[...] The post What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp? appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps

    xreporter
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Are you one of the guy or girl who registered for Flipkart’s Xiaomi devices sale but wasn’t able to buy it due to slow internet connection or some other issue?[...] The post Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Best Daily Foods for Babies

    xreporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The main goal of feeding your baby a nutritious meal is to enable him/her to grow up healthy and strong. The type of food your baby enjoys till the time[...] The post Best Daily Foods for Babies appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 10 Best Tourist Places In Bahrain

    xreporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Bahrain is not doubt one of the most visited places in the Middle East. It is a vast Kingdom that combines modern Arabic culture which is more than five thousand[...] The post Top 10 Best Tourist Places In Bahrain appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • The Best-Paying Jobs Of 2014

    xreporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    If we told you the best paying jobs of not just 2014 but any other year are those that had cost highest scholarships, would you be at all shocked? Of[...] The post The Best-Paying Jobs Of 2014 appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Elder Son Escapes Major Car Accident

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Senior citizen Kid Runs away Major Auto Accident – JALANDHAR, Punjab (Nov 20, 2014)– The auto of Bhai Ishar Singh (kid of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale) fell under a deep cavern, while he attempted to save 3 youths using a bike. Picture: On right, Bhai Isher Singh, elder son of Sant [...] The post Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Elder Son Escapes Major Car Accident appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • 3 killed in road accident in Dhubri

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    3 killed in roadway accident in Dhubri – Three person, consisting of a client, were killed and also two others significantly injured in a roadway accident at Bogoribari area in lower Assam’s Dhubri district tonight, authorities sources stated. The ambulance taking a trip in the direction of neighbouring Bongaigaon district was hit by a vehicle [...] The post 3 killed in road accident in Dhubri appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Army jawan killed in accident

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Army jawan killed in accident – AURANGABAD: An Indian Military Jawan was killed and also another person was hurt in a head-on crash between the motorcycle they were using and also a tempo near the Aland T-point on the Aurangabad-Jalgaon Road late on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been determined as Babasaheb Ramrao Shelke (35), [...] The post Army jawan killed in accident appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Road accident kills 12 in Shandong Province on Wednesday

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Road accident gets rid of 12 in Shandong – Twelve individuals passed away as well as three were harmed in a crash in between 2 vehicles in east China’s Shandong Province, regional authorities claimed on Wednesday. A vehicle met with a van in east China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday. The accident happened around 8 a.m. [...] The post Road accident kills 12 in Shandong Province on Wednesday appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Jason Collins to retire from NBA

    Afym
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Jason Collins to retire from NBA – Jason Collins, that ended up being the initial freely gay athlete in North America’s 4 identified major group sporting activities when he bet the Brooklyn Nets last season, is relinquishing the NBA. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Webs last season. He was out an NBA [...] The post Jason Collins to retire from NBA appeared first on BloggerSnop.
 
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