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  • Global warming alarmists switch to rainfall woes

    Spero News
    (author unknown)
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Detroit had the second highest daily rainfall since the government began keeping records in 1918. The highes daily rainfall record was set in 1925 for the Motor City.
  • NASA reports unknown source of banned ozone-destroying compound

    Environmental News Network
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    NASA research has revealed the Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012.
  • Teenage girl with hole in her heart cannot have NHS operation… until she has a HEART ATTACK

    SWNS
    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    A teenage girl with a hole in her heart has been told she cannot have an operation to fix it on the NHS – unless she has a HEART ATTACK. Carla Maclean has a hole in her heart but has been told she can’t get treatment on the NHS until she has a heart attack Carla, who regularly suffers palpitations and breathlessness, fears she could “drop dead” before she gets the procedure.“I’m just going to be sitting around waiting for something bad to happen,” she said.“I was really shocked when they told me, when we went for the meeting I thought the…
  • Police crash head-on into dementia sufferer driving WRONG WAY on the M6

    SWNS
    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    This is the dramatic moment police crashed head-on into a dementia sufferer’s car after he was spotted travelling at 50mph on the wrong side of a MOTORWAY.Police were called to the M6 Toll in the West Midlands at 9.50pm on Tuesday after reports that a Honda Jazz was heading south on the northbound carriageway.Two brave officers were forced to risk a head-on collision and deliberately block the path of the car in the outside lane to avoid a serious accident. The moment cops crashed into the dementia sufferer’s car on the M6 Dramatic footage released by West Midlands Police…
  • O’Bannon Ruling Raises New Questions Over Future of Money in Big-time College Sports

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A landmark ruling has cleared a path for college athletes to earn compensation from the NCAA, but the case also left many unanswered questions about the complicated and controversial role of money in collegiate athletics.
 
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  • Has ISIS killer given himself away?

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Although American journalist James Foley's killer is masked in black, some distinguishing features can be picked out -- but the biggest clue may be in his voice.
  • Borders closing over Ebola fears

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia.
  • Time to test Ebola vaccines?

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatments or vaccines available, nearly 40 years after the disease was first discovered.
  • Ukraine: Russian convoy an 'invasion'

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The presence of Russian vehicles in Ukraine is an "unauthorized entry," a Pentagon spokesman says, and the personnel and vehicles must be removed immediately.
  • Chinese fighter jet comes dangerously close to U.S. Navy plane

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes -- one as close as 20 feet -- at a U.S. Navy plane this week, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
 
 
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  • Russian aid convoy enters eastern Ukraine; Kiev official denounces ‘invasion’

    Karoun Demirjian, Michael Birnbaum
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    MOSCOW — After a nearly 10-day standoff, at least 145 trucks of a Russian humanitarian convoy crossed into Ukraine on Friday without the permission of Ukrainian authorities or the accompaniment of the International Committee of the Red Cross — a step that Ukraine’s top security official called an “invasion.” Read full article >>
  • Experimental Ebola treatment helped, Nancy Writebol’s son says

    Abby Phillip
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Nancy Writebol believes that the experimental Ebola treatment drug ZMapp contributed to her recovery, her son said on Friday. Days after Writebol was released from Emory University Hospital, where she had been treated in isolation for the Ebola virus disease, two of her sons, Jeremy and Brian, spoke about her remarkable recovery on NBC’s “Today Show.” Read full article >>
  • Innovations: The best butter knife ever and 9 other brilliant redesigns

    Tuan C. Nguyen
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Scissors. Cups. Kitchen utensils. They’re household items considered to be so fundamentally sound in their essential form and function that they’ve changed little throughout the years. Hence, for designers, figuring out a way to improve upon goods that seem perpetually immutable presents a tantalizing challenge. The trick, however, is to come up with a design that smooths over the inherent flaws in a product, while still retaining its classic simplicity. Read full article >>
  • McDonnell describes a marriage unraveling during his rise to power

    Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky, Steve Hendrix
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    RICHMOND — In an emotional second day of testimony in his federal corruption trial, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell portrayed in searing detail the slow collapse of his marriage from the couple’s days as young lovers in Germany to battling, estranged antagonists in the governor’s mansion. Read full article >>
  • The next space race is for a rental car into orbit

    Christian Davenport
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Ever since the retirement of the space shuttle three years ago, American astronauts have had to hitchhike their way to the International Space Station aboard Russian spaceships. It is an increasingly costly arrangement, which the head of NASA has called “unacceptable,” made worse by U.S.-Russian tensions over the crisis in Ukraine. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Meghalaya: The Wettest Place on Earth

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Photographer Amos Chapple returns to our site once once again, bringing amazing images from the state of Meghalaya, India, reportedly the rainiest spot on Earth. The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya recieves 467 inches of rain per year. Laborers who work outdoors often wear full-body umbrellas made from bamboo and banana leaf. One of the most fascinating and beautiful features in the region are the "living bridges" spanning rain-soaked valleys. For centuries, locals have been training the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges, far outlasting man-made wooden structures that rot…
  • First Flight with the Wright Brothers

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft and making the first controlled, powered and sustained flight more than a hundred years ago. The Wright brothers documented much of their early progress in photographs made on glass negatives. Today, the Library of Congress holds many of these…
  • Liberia Battles Ebola Epidemic

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    In West Africa, more than 2,200 people have contracted Ebola since March, and 1,200 of them have died from the virus. Liberia has suffered the most deaths to date, with teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing now collecting victims from all over the capital of Monrovia. Poor sanitation, close living quarters, and a lack of education have contributed to the spread of the virus. Among some, a belief has grown that the epidemic is a fraud, and that people are dying from other causes, leading to confrontations between citizens and health workers. Burial teams have been turned away while…
  • National Guard Sent to Ferguson, Missouri, After Week of Chaos and Protest

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Ferguson, Missouri, has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last week. Over the weekend, despite calls for peaceful demonstrations by Brown's parents, several protests became violent. Protesters were not only angry about the shooting, but were outraged by the heavy police response to the demonstrations. The militarized tactics taken by Ferguson police were widely criticized, and officials are still struggling to control the situation. On Sunday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/9-8/16

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week's edition features images of the Stromboli volcano, a fashion show in South Sudan, the Little League World Series, wild horses on a Maryland shore, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and much more, including the passing of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. [35 photos] A man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 mind-blowing luxury foods

    Josh Urich
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Jamon Iberico de bellota goes for $96 a pound. So what is this mysterious foods? Ham. But not just any ham! This is Iberian acorn-fed ham. The pig that gave its life for this meat was fed nothing but acorns for its whole life, giving the ham an earthiness that other hams lack. Another great luxury food is ass cheese. No, you didn’t misread that. It’s cheese made from Balkan asses from Serbia. It takes twenty-five liters of sweet, sweet donkey milk to make just one pound of this cheese. See the rest at the full article. Full story at Take a Pause. More great food stuff. Photo…
  • The bitterest beers in the world

    Josh Urich
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Like bitter beer? This list is for you. But make sure you know what you’re in for. Sierra Nevada beer is 37 IBUs. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, the least bitter beer on this list, is 102 IBUs. If you’ve had Green Flash, that’s 149 IBUs. The highest is 2500 IBUs, so just think about that. Take a look at the full list. Full story at Beer Tutor. More great beer stuff. Photo credit: Canva
  • The 10 richest bass players in rock

    Josh Urich
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Bass players are the unsung heros of bands. They provide the heartbeat of the music, but most of the time they don’t get any recognition. Not these ten bass players, though, whose net worth will blow your mind. The first two on the list are kind of cheating, though: Paul McCartney (1.2 billion bucks) and Sting (300 million). The surprise of the list is Krist Novoselic, whose net worth is $40 million. See the rest at the full list––especially to see where Roger Waters, who was part of the most successful tour in history, falls. Full story at Consequence of Sound. More great music.
  • 10 amazing movie soundtracks that don’t get the credit they deserve

    Josh Urich
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    There are lots of great movie soundtracks, but these ten never get any credit. When it comes down to it, though, they’re classic. Like the Ferris Bueller soundtrack, which includes Big Audio Dynamite and The Smiths. Or the Austin Powers soundtrack, which is just epic: Full story at Word and Film. More great movie music. Photo credit: Canva
  • 10 start-up tips from the trenches

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Traveling the entrepreneurial road is hard enough, so if you can learn to avoid the bumps in the road from someone who’s’ been there, it always pays off to take notes. These ten tips were gleaned by the founders of Fueled, which has grown from a kitchen table operation in 2009 to an international operation with operations in New York, London and Chicago, so it’s safe to say they came through their struggles stronger, wiser and with something to teach us all. 1. Brand with a single purpose. From day one, we branded Fueled as mobile first and only, and we’ve ridden the…
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    Radio Times

  • Confronting the Islamic State

    Debbie Bilder
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Matt Van Dyke, Bobby Ghosh, Phillip Smyth The U.S. continued airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, following the group’s beheading of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday.  The Islamic State has threatened to execute journalist Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continues its air war.  With the help of the strikes, the Iraqi forces have taken back the Mosul Dam from the jihadists.  This hour, we remember James Foley, discuss the brutal tactics of the Islamic State, and look at the United States options for combating the militant extremist group in Iraq and Syria.  Marty…
  • The Teenage Brain: What’s Going on In There?

    Emily Bryant
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour Two Guest: Daniel Siegel [From the Radio Times archive] Remember those painful teenage years – the emotional rollercoaster, the physical changes? For parents and kids, living through the adolescent years can be challenging. But UCLA neuropsychiatrist DANIEL SIEGEL says this is an amazing time when rapid changes are happening to the adolescent mind. Siegel tells Marty what’s really going on inside a teen’s head. He sat down with Marty this April to discuss his new book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.  
 
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    The Conversation

  • Malky Mackay text affair shows it's time to give football back to the fans

    Mark Doidge, Research Fellow in Sociology of Sport at University of Brighton
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Malky Mackay and Vincent Tan, in happier times.EPATwo recent events in European football have highlighted the continued spectre of discrimination in the game. In July, the president-elect of the Italian football federation, Carlo Tavecchio, lamented the influx of foreign players in the Italian game. In the process, he suggested that Italy welcomed any African player who previously only “ate bananas”. In England, a more insidious range of allegations has surfaced after an investigation by Cardiff City and its Malaysian owner Vincent Tan into two former employees; manager Malky Mackay and…
  • Ferguson does carry echoes of the 60s – but they’re coming from the right

    Mark Walmsley, PhD Student in History at University of Leeds
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Police line up to take on protesters in Ferguson.EPA/Larry W SmithWhile the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past few weeks appears to be subsiding, the discussion over the problems faced by those protesting in the area has not. For a historian of the 1960s, it is surprising and even alarming to see how much of this conversation has taken place before. The images emerging from Ferguson of heavily armed white police forces confronting African-American protesters, has drawn many comparisons between the unrest in Missouri and the civil rights era. But commentators such…
  • Why Argentina matters for indebted countries everywhere

    Christopher Wylde, Lecturer in Political Economy at Richmond American International University
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Ordinary people stand to lose if Argentina's economy collapses.EPA/David FernandezAnother week, another proposal to deal with Argentina’s debt. The latest one, by the Argentine president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is to launch a voluntary debt swap where investors holding defaulted bonds exchange them for new debt governed by Argentine law. So Bank of New York Mellon would cease to be the trustee and would be replaced by Banco de la Nación in Buenos Aires and this would enable Argentina to pay the interest owed to the majority of bondholders who agreed to a restructuring deal.
  • The penalty for being black in America isn't just Ferguson – it's in everything including health

    Lekeisha Sumner, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Discrimination affects your mind and body, not just your spirit.Larry W Smith/EPAThe killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city’s handling of the case and subsequent protests has once again focused minds on race discrimination in the US. Just how quickly the incident became incendiary shows how tension and segregation are never far from the surface. The problem in the US isn’t just about the criminal justice system, but about widespread discrimination in all walks of life. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial…
  • Visualising algae-eating viruses from space

    Ilan Koren, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Weizmann Institute of Science
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Spot the algae.NASAAlgae isn’t just found in your garden pond or local river. Sometimes it explodes into vast “blooms” far out to sea, that can be the size of a small country. Such algal blooms can match even a rainforest at taking carbon out of the air. And then, in just a week or two, they are gone – sometimes consumed by viruses. Given the scale of blooms and their vital role in both marine ecology and climate regulation we must know more about these viruses. Research conducted with our Weizmann Institute colleague Yoav Lehahn and others and published in the journal Current…
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    The Big Picture

  • Deadly landslides hit Japan

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

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

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

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    There have been a week of protests, some peaceful and some violent, since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The unrest prompted Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency on Saturday an implement a curfew in the St. Louis suburb. Tensions had flared Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot Brown and named the teen as a suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred shortly before he was shot. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Demonstrators raise their hands and chant "hands up,…
  • Supermoon photographs from around the world

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    There’s something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterday’s supermoon did not disappoint. --Thea Breite (15 photos total) Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Obama Should Lead a New NATO

    Anne Applebaum
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Not long ago, someone asked me about President Obama's foreign policy “legacy.” I was startled by the question. There are two whole years left, I told my interlocutor; it's way too early. She seemed surprised that I was surprised: “Can he really do anything significant in only two years?”
  • Who Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge?

    Josh Levin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    “Where does a phenomenon begin?”
  • The Proud Mom of 23 Could-Be Kids

    Mike Pesca
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Listen to Episode 77 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • The Two Very Different Worlds of Ferguson

    Jamelle Bouie
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    FERGUSON, Missouri—We know the general public has widely divergent views of the Michael Brown shooting. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 80 percent of blacks say that the shooting raises racial issues, compared to only 37 percent of whites. The same goes for views of police conduct toward the Ferguson protesters. Sixty-five percent of blacks say police went too far responding to protesters, compared to just 40 percent of whites.
  • What Happened at Slate This Week?

    Mike Pesca
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    My name is Mike Pesca, and I host The Gist, a daily podcast produced by Slate. 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • South Carolina’s Lax Domestic Abuse Laws and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    by Amanda Zamora  Till death do us part. A seven-part series by the Post and Courier investigates domestic violence in South Carolina, which has accounted for 300 women being killed by their partners in the last decade (about one every 12 days). Though the rate is among the worst in the nation, state laws are more lenient on abusers, the newspaper found. In fact, the maximum sentence for beating a dog is about five years longer than it is for beating a woman (that’s just 30 days in jail for a first offense). — Post and Courier via @slate Graphic via Post and Courier…
  • “Less Lethal” Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

    ProPublica
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    by Abbie Nehring Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt briefly caught fire. Callahan, a Washington D.C.-based journalist, deduced that he had been hit by a flash-bang device. "I was also at Occupy Wall Street," he said. "This is a lot worse." Among the debris protesters and journalists have picked up in the days since Michael Brown was killed are canisters of the 7290 flash-bang made by Combined Tactical Systems, a "less lethal" diversionary device…
  • In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

    ProPublica
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    by A.C. Thompson California legislators and activists say attempts to reform the state's troubled assisted living industry are being obstructed — and they are placing much of the blame on the administration of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Early this year lawmakers began crafting more than a dozen bills intended to strengthen California's oversight of the state's roughly 7,700 assisted living facilities, which provide housing and day-to-day help to seniors and people with disabilities. California has one of the loosest regulatory regimes in the nation, requiring inspections of facilities…
  • Big Investors Push for Auditors to Sign Financial Statements

    ProPublica
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    by Jesse Eisinger An industry group which represents some of the nation's largest investors is urging regulators not to back away from plans to require auditors to sign the financial statements they prepare for companies. In my August 13 "Trade" column, I wrote of a struggle between the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which regulates the accounting industry, and the Securities and Exchange Commission over reforms to auditor disclosure. The PCAOB, and many accounting reformers and investment groups had pushed for this change. The accounting industry and the SEC have resisted. The…
  • Paying Jabbar Collins $10 Million Doesn’t Address Problems With Prosecutors

    ProPublica
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    by Joe Sexton This story was co-published with the New York Daily News. The dollar figure was so large and the public statements of vindication and concession so harmonious, one might have been tempted to think the system had actually worked. A wrongly convicted Brooklyn man had won his freedom when a federal judge called out a local prosecutor for misconduct. And then, this week, with the help of an able lawyer, the freed man won a $10 million settlement from New York City, gaining possible financial security for life. But ProPublica's reporting over the last two years suggests that any such…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Vente Appartement Casablanca

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Webimmo.ma est le leader dans l’immobilier en ligne pour les consommateurs et les professionnels de l’immobilier. Né il y a quelques mois, Webimmo.ma capte aujourd’hui plus de 30 000 visiteurs mensuels (googleanalytics) intéressés par acheter, louer ou vendre appartement Casablanca ou dans de nombreuses autres villes du Maroc. En effet, depuis quelques mois, on observe au Maroc un réel engouement pour l’immobilier sur internet car ce canal facilite la recherche et la mise en location ou en vente d’un bien à un plus large public. Ainsi, comme c’est le cas en France par…
  • Baylor University's McLane Stadium Almost Ready For Game Day

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Aug 22, 2014 Waco, TX - Baylor Bears Stadium is currently rigourously testing concession stands, facilities and every amenity in preparation for game day. Aug 31, 2014 the Baylor Bears will take on the SMU Mustangs for the first game of the season. MacLane Stadium previously named Baylor university in Dec 2013 was renamed after the kick start leader Drayton McLane. This state-of-the-art college football stadium replaces Floyd Casey Stadium and will be able to hold more than 45,000 screaming fans. Who will you be routing for? This aerial photo was provided courtesy of Joe Griffin Photography,
  • Road To Justice In China

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Road to China justice is extremely hard, every government is corrupted, how could we common chinese do? I have been writing to chinese top leaders, have been reporting to corrupted police, have been writing on the website, could not help at all.
  • Location Appartement Casablanca

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Fondé en 2013 à Casablanca, Webimmo.ma est à l’avant-garde en matière de services technologiques pour les professionnels de l’immobilier. Grace à l’expérience et au savoir-faire de son équipe, Webimmo offre le portail de l’immobilier le plus innovant du marché marocain proposant le meilleur confort possible aux utilisateurs dans leur recherche. Les professionels de renom sur la plupart des villes du maroc postent régulièrement leurs offres sur le portail. Il est de plus en plus difficile aujourd’hui de s’y retrouver dans la multitude d’offres de biens immobiliers à…
  • Peter Richards Gulftainer Company Limited soars to number 5 in the Logistic ME Power List 2013

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Peter Richards joined Gulftainer in March 1987 and during his 26 years he has helped steer the company from unknown local, private terminal operator onto an international platform with an annual through- put of over seven million TEUs, a staff over 4000 and a reputation for yielding the highest levels of productivity to benefit the company's clients. Gulftainer's recent acquisition of a majority shareholding in Saudi Arabia's GSCCO means the company will now operate the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, Jubail Commercial Port (JCP) and Jubail Industrial…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Yellen Noncommittal on Rate Move

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen pointed to an improving U.S. job market, but was noncommittal about how this progress would affect monetary policy.
  • U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The S&P 500 stepped back Friday from an all-time high, as investors weighed remarks by Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and a flare-up in Russia's conflict with Ukraine.
  • Dynegy to Buy Power Plant Assets

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Dynegy will nearly double its power-generating capacity when it buys 21 plants for $6.25 billion from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.
  • Goldman Settles FHFA Suit For About $1.2 Billion

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. settled a U.S. housing regulator's lawsuit for about $1.2 billion, resolving claims the Wall Street firm failed to disclose the risks on the mortgage bonds it sold before the financial crisis.
  • Recall 'Concierge' Schedules Repairs at Dealers

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    With big auto-repair recalls by GM and Chrysler, new car dealers are scrambling to hire additional mechanics and in some cases are hiring staff just to organize appointments.
 
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    TIME

  • How to Achieve “Flow” in Your Work

    jakeomansoor
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You want to be experiencing “flow.” It’s when you’re so wrapped up in what you’re doing that the world fades away: Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity… The hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task although flow is also described… as a deep focus on nothing but the activity – not even oneself or one’s emotions. When do you usually feel flow? It’s when you’re challenged…
  • New Obama Birth Control Fixes for Religious Groups

    Tyler Borchers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    (WASHINGTON) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start allowing faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals to notify the government —…
  • U.S. Weighs Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

    Dan Hirschhorn
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The United States is open to the possibility of military action against Islamist militants in Syria, a top Obama Administration official said Friday, warning that the U.S. will “do what is necessary to protect Americans.” “We’ve made very clear time and again that if you come after Americans, we’re going to come after you wherever you are,” Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters. “And that’s what’s going to guide our planning in the days to come.” President Barack Obama has resisted pressure from both outside and inside his…
  • U.N. Slams World Leaders Over Inaction in Syria as Death Toll Surpasses 191,000

    Noah Rayman
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The United Nations said Friday that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria since the country’s civil war began in March 2011, as a top U.N. official lambasted the international community for its “paralysis.” The U.N. reported that 191,369 people were killed between March 2011 and April 2014, more than double the figure the U.N. reported a year ago, when it said 92,901 people had died. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the true death toll is likely even higher because it reported only deaths that it was able to confirm. “I deeply regret that,…
  • Goldman Paying $3.15B Over US Mortgage Bond Claims

    Tyler Borchers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    (WASHINGTON) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. “We are pleased to have resolved these matters,” said Goldman Sachs Group Inc. general counsel executive Gregory Palm in a…
 
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  • The whale that swallowed New Zealand's election campaign

    Toby Manhire in Auckland
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    A spectacular exposé alleging prime minister John Key and his National party colleagues were involved in dirty tricks campaigns has created the most significant political maelstrom in nearly six years in office and blown the governments re-election strategy dramatically off course, writes Toby Manhire Continue reading...
  • Theresa May set to introduce new laws to combat British extremism

    Press Association
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Home secretary considering bans on extremist groups and stripping Britons fighting in Syria and Iraq of their citizenshipThe home secretary is poised to bring in laws to tackle British extremists in the wake of the killing of US journalist James Foley by a jihadist with an English accent.Theresa May said Britain must introduce all the legal powers necessary to win the struggle against terror that is feared to last for decades. Continue reading...
  • Hospitals in England ordered to provide free parking for some patients

    Martin Williams
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    New NHS guidelines say priority groups including certain visitors should be able park free or pay greatly reduced ratesHospitals have been ordered to provide free parking for some patients and visitors under new NHS guidelines announced by the government.Free or greatly reduced parking space will be given at English hospitals to "priority groups", including visitors with relatives who are seriously ill or are in hospital for a long time. Frequent visitors, people with disabilities and some hospital staff will also have reduced rates. Continue reading...
  • Ukraine condemns 'direct invasion' by Russian aid convoy

    Alec Luhn in Moscow and Dan Roberts in Washington
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Crossing of border casts shadow over peace talks as US says Moscow's action is violation of sovereigntyA controversial Russian aid convoy has crossed the border into Ukraine, in a move described by Kiev as a "direct invasion". The first trucks in the convoy arrived in the war-torn city of Luhansk late on Friday afternoon.After Russia's foreign ministry announced that it could not wait any longer on the convoy which had been stuck at the border for more than a week the vehicles passed through a Ukrainian border post controlled by pro-Russia fighters. Rebels in cars escorted the…
  • Atléticos Mario Mandzukic inspires Super Cup win over Real Madrid

    Sid Lowe at Vicente Calderón
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Atlético Madrid win 2-1 on aggregate Croatian striker gives La Liga champions victory over city rivals Read Tom Bryants minute-by-minute report Sid Lowes 2014-15 La Liga previewNothing will ever make up for Lisbon but at least Atlético Madrid know that the cruelty did not sink them. The European Cup finalists met again and the celebrations in Madrid were red and white. Under Diego Simeone Atlético have won the Europa League, the Copa del Rey, the league, the European Super Cup and now the Spanish Super Cup. A 1-0 win gave them a 2-1 aggregate victory. Mario Mandzukic scored the…
 
 
 
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  • Nonprofits Provide Jobless Men With New Suits for a Second Chance

    Good News Network
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    32-year-old Joe Campbell didn’t have a suit hanging in the closet on the day he was scheduled to interview for a job in New York City. He’d been unemployed for more than a year and was homeless, but desperate to succeed. After his job counselors directed Campbell to visit “Suited for Work”, he The post Nonprofits Provide Jobless Men With New Suits for a Second Chance appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block the View

    Good News Network
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar panel that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used for buildings, cell phones and any The post Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block the View appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 700 People ‘Pay it Forward’ at St. Petersburg Starbucks in Two Days

    Good News Network
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    There’s more than coffee percolating at a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida. For the past two days, hundreds of drive-thru customers have been providing random acts of caffeinated kindness, paying for the drinks of the strangers behind them. It started on Wednesday around 7 a.m., when a woman paid for The post 700 People ‘Pay it Forward’ at St. Petersburg Starbucks in Two Days appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Police Kindness Toward 2 Girls Becomes ‘Beds for Kids’ Project

    Good News Network
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Seattle Police Officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher say they were heartbroken after meeting two little girls living in a townhouse who had no beds and were sleeping on the floor with just a dirty blanket. “We left the house just wishing we could do more for them beyond our The post Police Kindness Toward 2 Girls Becomes ‘Beds for Kids’ Project appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, August 22

    Good News Network
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    On this day 150 years ago, 12 nations signed the First Geneva Convention to adopt international law protecting wounded soldiers, field medics and the Red Cross during battle, and to preserve a certain degree of humanity even in times of war. (1864) The first America’s Cup was run; and won by the yacht America The post Good News in History, August 22 appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    The National Park Service this week took an important step toward recovering grizzly bears in the North Cascades in Washington state. The agency says it is beginning a three-year process to analyze options for boosting grizzly bear populations in the area, including the possibility of translocating bears and developing a viable population. "We're happy to see the Park Service begin the long-overdue conversation about bringing grizzly bears back to the North Cascades," said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. "Grizzlies have lost more than 95…
  • How does CO2 go from Permafrost into the atmosphere?

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The vast reservoir of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is gradually being converted to carbon dioxide (CO2) after entering the freshwater system in a process thought to be controlled largely by microbial activity. However, a new study – funded by the National Science Foundation and published this week in the journal Science – concludes that sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of CO2 from material released by Arctic soils.
  • Study shows sunlight, not microbes dominate CO2 production in Arctic

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Just how much Arctic permafrost will thaw in the future and how fast heat-trapping carbon dioxide will be released from those warming soils is a topic of lively debate among climate scientists. To answer those questions, scientists need to understand the mechanisms that control the conversion of organic soil carbon into carbon dioxide gas. Until now, researchers believed that bacteria were largely responsible.
  • NASA reports unknown source of banned ozone-destroying compound

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    NASA research has revealed the Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012.
  • University of Illinois studying bee venom as cancer treatment

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Another reason to love bees: they might be able to help us fight cancer. While venom isn't usually known as a friendly thing, new research shows that venom from bees, snakes and scorpions could potentially be used to fight certain forms of cancer. While you wouldn't go and inject someone with a dose of venom, which could have lethal effects, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that if they isolated specific proteins in the venom, these could be used in a safe way to block tumor growth.
 
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  • Chinese fighter jet confronted U.S. Navy plane

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    (New York Times) A Chinese fighter jet flew within 30 feet of a Navy surveillance and reconnaissance plane this week in international airspace just off the Chinese coast, the Pentagon said Friday. The encounter, known as an intercept, was “very, very close, very dangerous,” said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. The Pentagon filed a diplomatic complaint with the People’s Liberation Army on Friday morning, Defense Department officials said. As of Friday afternoon, it had not received a reply. The episode, which occurred on Tuesday, began with the Chinese…
  • Woman alleges sex attack on Malaysia Airlines flight

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    (London Metro) It has not been a good year for Malaysia Airlines. In the latest piece of negative publicity to hit the struggling company, an Australian woman has come forward claiming she was sexually assaulted on board a Malaysia Airlines flight earlier this month. Laura Bushney told Australian news channel Seven that she was assaulted by the chief steward on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris on 4 August. Fighting back tears, the 26-year-old told of how she was too scared to scream for help. A video clip taken on her phone shows her tearfully speaking to a man across the aisle as he…
  • Pears shaped like babies are hit in China

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    (Discover Magazine) Humans have a long history of tinkering with their fruits and vegetables; we can grow purple tomatoes, super bananas or the classic seedless watermelon. But in terms of customization, we haven’t done much to alter the shape of our fruits and veggies — until now. Welcome to the new frontier of making fruits in the shape of baby people. You can buy these person-pears in markets in China, and it’s all thanks to the efforts of the Fruit Mould Co., which specializes in building custom molds that attach to fruits to give them a unique shape. From heart-shaped…
  • Is cannabis-infused pizza sauce the next big thing?

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    (Digital Journal) The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is “Weed Pizza” coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here’s what you need to know.
  • Miley Cyrus banned from Dominican Republic

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    (Associated Press) The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.” Tickets ranging from $27 to $370 for the concert in the capital have been on sale since July.
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Gaza: Hamas must end summary executions as ‘informers’ face firing squad

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    At least 18 more Palestinians are put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel. August 22, 2014 Hamas must halt its campaign of summary executions of suspected collaborators, Amnesty International today said after at least 18 more Palestinians were put to death by firing squad for allegedly providing information to Israel.It brings the number of alleged informants executed in the past two days to 21, including several people arrested yesterday in relation to the killing of three senior Hamas commanders by Israeli forces.read more
  • Saudi Arabia: Scheduled beheading reflects authorities’ callous disregard to human rights

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today. August 22, 2014 The current surge in executions in Saudi Arabia is continuing unabated with another beheading scheduled for Monday 25 August, said Amnesty International today.The planned beheading of Hajras al-Qurey will be the 23rd execution in the last three weeks -- although more could take place on Saturday and Sunday. Earlier this week the organisation called on the Kingdom to halt all executions after four members of the same…
  • China: Death row inmate freed after six years of trials and appeals

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country. August 22, 2014 The rare acquittal of a death row prisoner in China, who had languished in prison through six years’ of appeals, is another reminder of the need to immediately end all executions and abolish the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said.Nian Bin, a former food stall owner, walked free today after a Fujian court acquitted him of "placing…
  • ‘Public execution’ in football stadium shows Libya’s descent into lawlessness

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country descending into lawlessness. August 21, 2014 A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and lawlessness, Amnesty International said today. An amateur video published on social media sites shows the purported execution of an Egyptian man apparently…
  • Q&A - South Sudan: A nation awash with arms

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    South Sudan is awash with weapons and thousands of people have been killed as government and opposition forces commit grave human rights violations and abuses.  August 21, 2014 Recent fighting in South Sudan’s Unity State between government troops and opposition forces has placed civilians at renewed risk and once again threatened the shaky cessation of hostilities agreement signed in January. Earlier this month members of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) delegation to South Sudan reportedly expressed alarm that the warring parties are still acquiring arms. Here, Amnesty…
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    Fast Company

  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

    Alice Truong
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    CEO Elon Musk's response: "Rockets are tricky."A SpaceX rocket detonated Friday, shortly after the test vehicle launched from McGregor, Texas.Read Full Story
  • Learn How To Make Coffee From A CEO

    Fast Company Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    How do these honchos take their coffee? Watch and learn.What's the secret to great leadership? It might have something to do with coffee. We asked three executives--Tony Conrad (VC and founder of about.me), Stephen Baker (COO of Attivio) and Simon Collins (recently stepped down as dean of Parsons Fashion School)--about how they brew their morning fuel.Read Full Story
  • Breaking A "Pay-It-Forward" Chain Isn't Being A "Cheap Bastard." It's Good Economics.

    Jason Feifer
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Starbucks gets great PR when a chain of customers "pays" for each other's coffee. But that's not what's really going on.When you combine coffee with a poor understanding of economics, two things can happen: You feel smug and self-congratulatory, or you demonize the wrong person. Both happened at the same Starbucks this week, when a chain of 378 people "paying it forward" was supposedly broken by "some cheap-ass" in a white Jeep.Read Full Story
  • Tiny 2-Minute New York Times Crossword Puzzles For Your Morning Commute

    Rebecca Greenfield
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    New, adorable, and addictive.For those looking to brush up on crossword skills while waiting in line at CVS, The New York Times has added tiny puzzles to its iPhone app. The timed 5-by-5 grids take just minutes to complete for a mediocre puzzler, perfect for a short commute, and a quick and dirty way to feel good about your puzzling skills.Read Full Story
  • Now You Can Drink Champagne From Kate Moss's Boob

    Carey Dunne
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    A London restaurant and a sculptor have created a champagne coupe from a mold of the British supermodel's left breast.If you've ever harbored creepy fantasies of drinking champagne from a glass shaped exactly like Kate Moss's breast, now's your time. In celebration of the British supermodel's 40th birthday, London's Mayfair 34 restaurant worked with British artist Jane McFadden Freud to create a mold of Moss's left breast, which was used to create the bowl of a champagne coupe. It's decorated with Art Deco-influenced engravings and Moss's signature, accented with a little heart, graces its…
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • Power to young advocates

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (video capture) One quarter of the world's population today is youth. Like never before, young people are using social media to voice their opinions and influence change. But education is vital to enabling young people to fulfil their potential. Hannah Godefa, a 16-year old UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is passionate about girls' education. When Canadian born Hannah was visiting her home country Ethiopia for the first time at the age of 7, she became close friends with a girl her age, but was shocked to learn that her Ethiopian friend could not continue…
  • Security Council discusses Russia's relief aid to Ukraine

    Sandra Guy
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Mark Layall-Grant. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Concern has been raised in the Security Council about Russia's decision to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine without authorization by the country's government. That's what the President of the Security Council, Ambassador Mark Lyall-Grant of the United Kingdom, told reporters on Friday afternoon. This follows reports that Russia had decided to send more than 100 trucks to eastern Ukraine and that the first trucks had reached the besieged city of Luhansk under rebel control. Ambassador Grant said that the Security Council was briefed behind closed…
  • UN Special Envoy on Yemen helping to address unrest in country

    Sandra Guy
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Jamal Benomar. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Political parties in Yemen have been urged to cooperate to overcome challenges they face and move the political process forward. The appeal has come from the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, who is in the country holding talks with Yemen's highest authorities and various political leaders. Yemen has faced a political crisis that was sparked in 2011 during what is commonly known as the "Arab Spring". A fragile ceasefire is in place between the Government of Yemen, the Houthi Shiite and other armed groups. Stéphane…
  • UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine

    Sandra Guy
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Violaine Martin The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has held what has been described as "very positive" talks with the authorities of Ukraine on how to provide assistance to displaced people in the country. Valerie Amos is on a four-day visit to the country to see how the conflict in the eastern part of the country has affected people. The UN estimates that currently 190, 000 people have been displaced by fighting between government troops and rebel fighters in that region. Ms. Amos spoke with Elena Vapnitchnaia about her visit and what she has been doing in Ukraine.
  • UN Daily News 22 August 2014

    Sandra Guy
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Sanga Moses: Using Waste to Fuel Africa

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Sanga Moses: Using Waste to Fuel Africa Social entrepreneur and National Geographic Explorer Sanga Moses' vision of providing Africa with clean and inexpensive cooking energy is not only helping the environment, but is also empowering his fellow Africans who play an important role in his innovative business. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Sanga_Moses_Using_Waste_to_Fuel_Africa
  • Anne Neuberger: Inside the NSA

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

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    bell hooks: Are You Still a Slave? The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) presents a conversation with bell hooks, scholar-in-residence at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (http://www.newschool.edu/lang) and other leading voices in black feminism and the LGBTQ community: author Marci Blackman (Tradition), film director Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners), and author and activist Janet Mock (Redefining Realness), about liberating the black female body. For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a…
  • Adrian Hon: A History of the Future in 100 Objects

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Adrian Hon: A History of the Future in 100 Objects Speaking from 02082, Hon described 5 (of 100) objects and events from this century's history he felt most strongly evoked the astonishing trends that have transformed humanity in the past 8 decades. Not all developments proved to be positive. One such was Locked Simulation Interrogation. In 02019 in Washington DC, frustrated by a series of 5 unsolved bombings, the FBI combined an unremovable top quality virtual reality (VR) rig with detailed real-time brain scanning to run a suspect through a cascade of 572 intense simulations designed to…
  • Robert Wood: Robotic Insects

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Robert Wood: Robotic Insects Electrical engineer Robert Wood leads a team at Harvard University that invents and develops entirely new classes of microrobots poised to play a transformative role in medicine, search-and-rescue missions, and agriculture. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Robert_Wood_Robotic_Insects
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: Only God Forgives

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Watch a trailer for Only God Forgives:Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: The ComedyYour weekly streaming recommendation: RavenousYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.* More
  • Elizabeth Warren officially rejects the 'Ready for Warren' 2016 activist group

    By Eric Kleefeld
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The group "Ready for Warren" has been hoping to recruit Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to be the great progressive candidate for president in 2016 — even with a name that imitates the far more organized "Ready for Hillary" committee. But in a new official document, Warren herself is making it clearer and clearer that she's not ready for them."This letter serves as a formal disavowal of the organization and its activity," Warren’s campaign attorney wrote in a letter to the Federal Election Commission, The Boston Globe reports. "The senator has not, and does not, explicitly or…
  • Rick Perry is selling T-shirts with his mug shot on them

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    RickPAC, a political action committee that supports Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), is selling T-shirts with his mug shot on them. The governor proudly hawked his new wares in a tweet on Friday.The woman on the left is Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who is at the center of a controversy over whether Perry abused the powers of his office. As Abby Rapoport wrote for The Week this morning, Perry has embraced his indictment in a bid to turn the tables on his opponents. This is clearly part of that effort. More
  • American hero goes out of his way to stop pay-it-forward campaign at local Starbucks

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Peter Schorsch, a blogger, found out that a Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida, was conducting a pay-it-forward campaign, in which customers pay for the drink of the next person in line. The streak was going on 11 hours. And that's when Schorsch decided he had to step in.ABC's local affiliate reports that Schorsch drove to the Starbucks with the sole intent of breaking the chain. He ordered for himself, and when the barista asked if he wanted to pay for the next person's drink, he declined."This is turning into a social phenomenon and I had to put an end to it," Schorsch said. He claimed...
  • The week's best editorial cartoons

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    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
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    More Intelligent Life

  • FASHIONING A SECOND SKIN

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion, praises the empowering designs of Yohji Yamamoto From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 Yohji will describe himself sometimes as a dressmaker, but I would say in many ways he is the last of the great couturiers. In the early 1980s, he and a whole cohort of Japanese designers—Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo—came to Paris and really challenged what fashion was about. People just didn’t get what they were doing, deconstructing and re-thinking what clothes are. They moved fashion on from something…
  • SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Melinda Gates is moved by Mother Teresa's belief in our shared humanity, and that everyone should be treated as if they matter From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 Over time, Mother Teresa has become regarded more as a monument than a person. What moves me about her, though, are the human qualities that have slowly been edited out of her story. For almost two decades before she started doing the work for which she’s best known, she lived a quiet religious life, serving as a teacher. In Calcutta, however, she was gradually overwhelmed by the suffering…
  • THE GODFATHER OF SOUL II SOUL

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Jazzie B, the British DJ and entrepreneur, on the lessons he learned from the most meticulous man in show business—James Brown From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I first met Mr Brown—I always think of him as Mr, not James—just after he’d been released from prison in 1991. He took a shine to me: we toured together and I produced his 79th album, “Universal James”, in 1993. Producing him was incredible. He always knew what he wanted; sessions with him would be finished within three takes. There really wasn’t that much that I needed to do.
  • ONE MAN'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is awed by J.J. Abrams' boundless creativityand the joy it brings From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I first met J.J. Abrams when I sat next to him at a conference. We were both listening to the speaker, but we were also both doodling in our notebooks. At the end of the speech, I had a handful of bad notes and a couple of stick figures. He’d drawn an amazing science-fiction scene with a robot monster. I thought, “Who is this guy?” I assumed he was some famous comic-book artist, and it was only when I…
  • ROBOTICS' FOUNDING FATHER

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the British computer scientist Sophie Wilson started reading Isaac Asimov's science-fiction at an early age—and she hasn't stopped since From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 By now, most people in the world have bought at least seven chips powered by our microprocessor—there’ll be one in your modem, your set-top box, your mobile—and I imagine Asimov would probably have approved. He is always concentrating in his fiction on the value of technology. There’s a short story he wrote in 1958 called “The Feeling of Power”. In it, he describes a…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/17

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

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

    CBS Radio News
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Norah O'Donnell sits down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as they prepare for the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit. They discuss whether the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa will affect the meeting. Also, Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency talks exclusively with Face the Nation on the violence in Gaza. Senator Saxby Chambliss joins the show to discuss the latest conflict simmering between the CIA and Congress. And on the panel…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 7/27

    CBS Radio News
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen in Gaza and looks into the deadly road to a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians with comments from both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal. Also on the show, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Rep. Mike Rogers, discuss the future of Ukraine as conflicts continue with Russian-backed separatists to the East. On the panel, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonhardt of the New York…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 7/20

    CBS Radio News
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, Secretary of State John Kerry joins Bob Schieffer to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Russia's possible involvement in the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine. Also on the show, Representative Peter King of New York, former Special Middle East Envoy Martin Indyk, CBS News Special Contributor Michael Morrell and CBS News Correspondents Mark Phillips, Clarissa Ward and Holly Williams. On today's panel, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal and CBS' Margaret Brennan discuss the…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • IMAGES: Springfield Neighborhood Night Out

    Alissa Zhu
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The scent of roasting hotdogs and the shrieks of children permeated the air at McGregor School Park Friday evening. While around a hundred West Central neighborhood residents partied at McGregor, thousands across Springfield gathered at nine different locations for a night of family fun. It was Springfield’s 17th annual Neighborhood Night Out, an event where neighbors come together to promote safety and prevent crime. “It’s about getting to know your neighbors and making sure you know the person who lives next door or a couple of doors down.
  • As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

    Alexander Aciman
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The summer before I went to college my grandfather died. I spent that season clearing out the shelves in his bedroom. And since he was a compulsive rereader, I kept the books that looked the most tattered. I thought he must have loved those the most. One of them was The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes), by Henri Alain-Fournier. I couldn't have known when I picked it up that it would be such an appropriate last book for someone just days away from becoming a college student. In the late August heat I sat on my grandmother's balcony and read it in two days.
  • In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

    Joel Rose
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police have shocked the country this summer: Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.Thousands of protesters will march in New York on Saturday to demand justice for Garner, and organizers say Brown's parents will speak at the rally. But while the two cases have some things in common, there are also key differences, including the way police in the local communities reacted.The Rev.
  • Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

    Karen Grigsby Bates
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Ferguson, Mo., has seen nearly two weeks of protests after an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. This week, a black leader stepped in to help defuse tensions. But it wasn't a civil rights spokesman or the first African-American president. It was Attorney General Eric Holder.Some political observers are asking why Obama can't seem to speak for himself on race.
  • For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

    Scott Horsley
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    President Obama returns to Washington this weekend after a two-week family vacation.It wasn't exactly restful.
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald discusses...read more
  • A Look into the Educational Technology Field: Kate Lewis, Commercial Director at Frog

    Adriana Galue
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Frog is a leading education technology solutions provider. Kate Lewis, Frog's Commercial Director kindly talked to Adriana Galue of her rise in becoming one of the leading figures at Frog, within an industry almost entirely dominated by men. With her vast experience spanning across several countries and working for some of the sector’s biggest businesses, Kate has helped shape a company that now has an annual revenue of £9.5m, offering learning tools to over 12million students, teachers and parents worldwide. read more
  • On A Mission To Economically Empower Women And Girls

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow writes...For Farah Mohamed, creating G(irls)20 was a natural way to blend her passion for the economic empowerment of women and girls with her vast experience in the political arena.read more
  • The Gender Gap: Why We Need More Female Non-Executive Directors

    Guest Author
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Paige Hawin discusses the business case for Board gender diversity.read more
  • Startup Diaries: Breaking Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Guest Author
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Patricia Baronowski-Schneider, President and Founder of Pristine Advisers, talks to The Next Women about leaving a secure job and taking a leap into the unknown.read more
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    PCWorld

  • Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own properties and other sites, potentially creating a significant new source of revenue for the e-commerce giant, the report on Friday said. The move could also reduce the number of Google-delivered ads on Amazon’s own site.Amazon has told potential advertising partners that it could begin testing the platform, currently dubbed Amazon Sponsored Links, later this year, the report…
  • Airbnb to reveal 124 New York hosts to attorney general

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Airbnb will hand over information on 124 of its hosts in New York to comply with a request from the state attorney general, who is investigating the legality of the service, the company said Friday.The attorney general sought unredacted personal information on the New York City hosts this week, Airbnb said in a blog post. The company notified affected hosts of the request, with which it intends to comply.The order from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman comes as part of a larger investigation into whether people are using Airbnb’s service in violation of state and local laws. Under…
  • US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Over a thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called “Backoff” and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a cybersecurity alert on Friday. Backoff first appeared in October 2013 and is capable of scraping the memory contents of point of sales systems—industry speak for cash registers and other terminals used at store checkouts—for data swiped from credit cards, from monitoring the keyboard and logging keystrokes, from communicating with a…
  • Report: Samsung to announce Galaxy Gear 3 next month

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    If you're keeping score, this would be Samsung's sixth smartwatch since last September
  • Google acquires Gecko Design to help with crazy Google X 'moon shots'

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company’s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access.Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. Gecko President Jacques Gagne and its four other employees will join Google’s “X” research division next month. In addition to Glass and Internet balloons (pictured), other projects at Google X include self-driving cars and contact lenses for measuring blood glucose levels.Google CEO Larry Page has referred to these sorts of projects as “big bets” or “moon…
 
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  • Big Sean shares G.O.O.D Music’s reaction to Ferguson protests

    Kyle Harvey
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Everyone in the world has eyes on Ferguson, Missouri. Protests have erupted following the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. The hip-hop community has differed in their opinions on the civil rights matter. T.I. wrote an open letter directed at African-Americans to stop rioting, Talib Kweli was among the protesters who were teargassed, and J.Cole and Lauryn Hill released tribute songs. No one seems to be on the same page. Stopping in New York to talk about his new Coors Light-inspired tracks with Currensy, Big Sean spoke to theGrio’s Kyle Harvey to discuss his reaction…
  • Cam Newton visits Georgia Tech QB recruit after brain injury

    Carrie Healey
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton visited a high school quarterback who is recovering in a Charlotte hospital from a brain injury. Jaylend Ratliffe committed on a football scholarship to Georgia Tech a few months prior to suffering a fractured skull, reports The Atlantic Journal-Constitution. The teen was in an ATV accident July 30, just weeks before he would begin his senior season at Scotland High School. Since the accident, Ratliffe has undergone brain surgery, as well as other procedures, and Newton visited the younger QB Tuesday. Very cool! @Panthers QB @CameronNewton visited…
  • Model Shaun Ross reveals truth behind Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ video

    Chris Witherspoon
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Sunday, Beyoncé’s video for “Pretty Hurts” has the possibility of taking home the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message. Released as part of her surprise  self-titled album in December 2013, “Pretty Hurt” has already racked up more than 45 million views on YouTube. Beyoncé opened up about the message behind the song, which centers around the pressures on women to have outer beauty, during an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at her making of the video. “It’s really about inner beauty and substance.” Beyonce said.
  • ‘The Breakfast Club’ releases tape of Floyd Mayweather ‘struggling’ to read

    Kyle Harvey
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Making a play on the current ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, rapper, business man, and internet troll 50 Cent had a different challenge for his on and off again friend, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. “This is a special ALS/ELS challenge for you Floyd,” the 39-year-old said. “If you could read one full page of a ‘Harry Potter’ book … I’ll give $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to.” The slander was strong and swift and prompted popular morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, to investigate if Floyd Mayweather was truly…
  • Vigils honoring Michael Brown line the street where he was killed

    Blayne Alexander, KSDK
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Ferguson, Missouri’s Canfield Drive just may be one of the most famous streets in America, for all the wrong reasons. There’s no tear gas or looting taking place there now. Instead, mourners have turned the street into a memorial for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager recently killed by a Ferguson police officer. On Thursday, the center of the street was lined with roses to honor Brown. More tributes were erected on the sidewalk near the spot he died. Click here to read the rest of this story on KSDK.
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • FYF Fest

    Lily Moayeri
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Entering its second decade, FYF Fest moves to a new indoor/outdoor location at the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park. With more stages and more food options, the not-so-little-festival-that-could rivals Coachella at the local level. The indie-centric FYF is where newly reformed shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are making their dreamy SoCal... by Lily Moayeri Entering its second decade, FYF Fest moves to a new indoor/outdoor location at the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park. With more stages and more food options, the not-so-little-festival-that-could rivals Coachella at the local level.……
  • Lake Street Dive

    Falling James
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lake Street Dive come to town, transforming the elegant and venerable Wiltern into their own smoky roadhouse. The Boston band stirs up retro soul, with lead singer Rachael Price belting things out with R&B force and a jazzy grace. "I could have been a painter or president," Price declares on... by Falling James Lake Street Dive come to town, transforming the elegant and venerable Wiltern into their own smoky roadhouse. The Boston band stirs up retro soul, with lead singer Rachael Price belting things out with R&B force and a jazzy grace.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • There's Something About Mary / The Princess Bride / Clueless

    Sascha Bos
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Outdoor movies are one of our favorite things about summer in L.A. The warm summer air, the food trucks, the lack of bugs — where else are conditions so perfect? But with August coming to a close, such opportunities are running out. Tonight, three of this summer's biggest venues will... by Sascha Bos Outdoor movies are one of our favorite things about summer in L.A. The warm summer air, the food trucks, the lack of bugs — where else are conditions so perfect? But with August coming to a close, such opportunities are running out.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Podcast: Which Expendables Stars Surprised Us? And We Watch the New Yorkiest Movie

    LA Weekly
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly sift through the smoldering pile of action movie that is the Expendables 3 and discuss which star has the most surprising scenes. Amy and Stephanie talk about Love is Strange, which might be one of the most New York movies out in a very long time, and not just because of the rent plot point.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Dining With Your Dog Is Now Legal in California

    Dennis Romero
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Outdoor dining with your dog at your side has been a staple of L.A. restaurant patios for years. But it wasn't until today that it was legalized throughout California. Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s "dining with dogs" bill into law.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Ferguson Missouri Police

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

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

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

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Atmosperic Carbon PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: carbon, atmosphere, climate, change, global, warming, missile, mideast, ukraine, war, russia, palestinians, hamas, israel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Botched Lethal Injection

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Botched Lethal Injection PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: execution, bothced, lethal, injection, capital, punishment, arizona, drone, cruel, unusual Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • FYF Fest

    Lily Moayeri
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Entering its second decade, FYF Fest moves to a new indoor/outdoor location at the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park. With more stages and more food options, the not-so-little-festival-that-could rivals Coachella at the local level. The indie-centric FYF is where newly reformed shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are making their dreamy SoCal... by Lily Moayeri Entering its second decade, FYF Fest moves to a new indoor/outdoor location at the L.A. Sports Arena and Exposition Park. With more stages and more food options, the not-so-little-festival-that-could rivals Coachella at the local level.……
  • Lake Street Dive

    Falling James
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lake Street Dive come to town, transforming the elegant and venerable Wiltern into their own smoky roadhouse. The Boston band stirs up retro soul, with lead singer Rachael Price belting things out with R&B force and a jazzy grace. "I could have been a painter or president," Price declares on... by Falling James Lake Street Dive come to town, transforming the elegant and venerable Wiltern into their own smoky roadhouse. The Boston band stirs up retro soul, with lead singer Rachael Price belting things out with R&B force and a jazzy grace.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • There's Something About Mary / The Princess Bride / Clueless

    Sascha Bos
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Outdoor movies are one of our favorite things about summer in L.A. The warm summer air, the food trucks, the lack of bugs — where else are conditions so perfect? But with August coming to a close, such opportunities are running out. Tonight, three of this summer's biggest venues will... by Sascha Bos Outdoor movies are one of our favorite things about summer in L.A. The warm summer air, the food trucks, the lack of bugs — where else are conditions so perfect? But with August coming to a close, such opportunities are running out.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Podcast: Which Expendables Stars Surprised Us? And We Watch the New Yorkiest Movie

    LA Weekly
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly sift through the smoldering pile of action movie that is the Expendables 3 and discuss which star has the most surprising scenes. Amy and Stephanie talk about Love is Strange, which might be one of the most New York movies out in a very long time, and not just because of the rent plot point.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Dining With Your Dog Is Now Legal in California

    Dennis Romero
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Outdoor dining with your dog at your side has been a staple of L.A. restaurant patios for years. But it wasn't until today that it was legalized throughout California. Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s "dining with dogs" bill into law.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    Wildfire Today

  • Girl, 13, to stand trial for starting Cocos Fire in San Marcos, California

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    A judge has ruled that a 13-year old girl is competent to stand trial after being accused of starting the Cocos Fire. In May the blaze burned about 1,995 acres and destroyed 36 homes in San Marcos, California, north of San Diego. The judge announced his decision in a hearing where the girl pleaded not guilty to four arson-related felony charges. The Cocos Fire was one of at least 10 fires that burned in San Diego County during the same time period in mid-May. During the proceeding the Deputy District Attorney told San Diego Superior Court Judge Rod Shelton that the girl’s parents,…
  • Throwback Thursday

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Between August 17 and 23, 2008, these were some of the topics we covered on Wildfire Today: –A 750-acre wildland fire on Travis Air Force base northeast of San Francisco destroyed 80 unoccupied houses on the grounds of the base. –There was much discussion in the media about suppressing or not suppressing wildfires in remote locations. –A firefighter who was originally charged with 11 felonies related to the deaths of four members of his crew while fighting the Thirtymile Fire in Washington in 2001, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges. We are still feeling the effects…
  • Drought Monitor, August 19, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    The Drought Monitor from August 19 (above) and the map from three months ago (below). Drought Monitor May 20, 2014
  • Wildfire one liners, August 20, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Inyo Hotshots. USFS photo. New Hotshot crew: The USFS Forest Service has announced that there is a new Interagency Hotshot Crew on the Inyo National Forest in California. Foreign aid to Washington: A group of volunteers from Israel is helping residents of Pateros, Washington recover from a devastating wildfire. How will British Columbia pay for wildfires: While the United States is struggling to make decisions about how to pay for the rising costs of wildfires, British Columbia has similar issues. Smokey Bear to be Grand Marshall: Smokey Bear will be the Grand Marshall of the New Mexico…
  • California: Tecolote Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    A BAe-146 drops on the Tecolote Fire. Photo by Jeff Zimmerman. The Tecolote Fire burned about 275 acres in the Angeles National Forest on August 17 near Highway 39 about 18 miles north of Azusa, California. Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes and campsites but the marine layer moved in that night and slowed the spread. The agencies responding included the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County. In addition to very steep terrain, firefighters had to deal with temperatures around 100 degrees. These photos were contributed by Jeff Zimmerman, of Zimmerman Media. Thanks…
 
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • Mediation veteran to oversee Bank of America settlement

    deroberts@charlotteobserver.com (Deon Roberts)
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases…Click to Continue »
  • College battle of bands Saturday in Charlotte

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle)
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Marching bands from six colleges will compete Saturday at Charlotte?s Memorial Stadium in the second annual McDonald?s Queen City Battle of the Bands. The event begins at 7 p.m. Marching…Click to Continue »
  • JCSU students honor Brown, Ferrell

    ebacon@charlotteobserver.com (Erin Bacon)
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Students at Johnson C. Smith University held a peace rally Friday to honor the life of Michael Brown, a young black man fatally shot Aug. 9 by a police officer…Click to Continue »
  • Authorities detain escapee

    jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com (Joe Marusak)
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Authorities on Friday evening apprehended minimum-custody inmate Michael Brown, who escaped from a work assignment in Taylorsville earlier in the day.Click to Continue »
  • Nursing assistant charged in debit card theft

    jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com (Joe Marusak)
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    A home health care nurse has been arrested and charged after a debit card belonging to a man she was caring for was used to order items from Footaction, authorities…Click to Continue »
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Losing Iraq

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • The Battle for Ukraine

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE goes inside Ukraine as right-wing nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vie for control of the country.
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they’re being secretly armed and trained by the United States.
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics

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

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

    Scott Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Dr. Rayburn will be honored at the College of Medicine donor recognition dinner at Traditions Country Club in Bryan. Mike Middleton, M.D, a College of Medicine Alumni Association trustee, will present the award. He was selected based on his community and medical education achievements. The post Dr. William Rayburn to be honored by Texas A&M College of Medicine appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • McLane Children’s clinics offer free tools to help parents this school year

    Deontrea Jones
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    TEMPLE, Texas – With the school year about to start, McLane Children’s clinics have new technology to help improve the patient experience. New kiosks, similar to those seen at airports, are now in three pediatric clinics in Temple as part of a pilot program. The kiosks allow parents to check-in for their appointments, update family […] The post McLane Children’s clinics offer free tools to help parents this school year appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

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

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) – Oct 14th » French edition (Nov 6th) How…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

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

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

    david
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: http://bit.ly/KIB_Antibiotics Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India

  • 1 S. Korean dead, 1 seriously injured in landslides in Japan

    Gautam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalSEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — A South Korean man was confirmed dead and his wife seriously injured in deadly landslides that have hit the outskirts of the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, a government official said Thursday. The couple in their 70s were washed away on Wednesday by the landslides triggered by heavy rain, Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kwang-il told reporters. He said South Korean diplomats were providing consular assistance…
  • After nights of tension, calm reigns in Ferguson Wednesday

    Gautam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalERGUSON – Following 11 days of riots and arrests, Wednesday night in Ferguson was marked by relative calm. Authorities said there were very fewer incidents than other nights, only six people were arrested, 41 less than the previous night. “Tonight, the radios were mostly quiet,” Captain Ron Johnson, with the Missouri Highway Patrol said. “There were no Molotov cocktails, no fires, no shootings. Tonight we deployed no smoke, no tear gas,…
  • Manjhi questions Modi’s Jharkhand visit during bypoll in Bihar

    Gautam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalPatna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday questioned the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring Jharkhand when bypolls in 10 Assembly seats were taking place in Bihar. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is laying foundation of several projects and making speech in neighbouring Jharkhand when bypolls in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar is taking place …This can influence voting in the by-elections,” Manjhi…
  • Ravi Shastri, a True All-Rounder On and Off the Field

    Gautam
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalRavi Shastri is a true all-rounder. He can wear multiple hats with consummate ease. The former Indian all-rounder, deputy to numerous skippers, stop-gap Indian team coach, a highly-reputed commentator, an unofficial players’ spokesman and now, the team director in times of despair. After Team India’s abysmal performance in the five-Test series, the Indian Board has turned to Ravi Shastri to take charge of the team in the upcoming…
  • Batra calls Kapil Dev ‘opportunist’

    Gautam
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalDisgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary Narinder Batra on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend Kapil Dev, who headed the Arjuna Awards selection committee, calling him an opportunist and said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for the Arjuna Award. Batra’s comments came a day after the Arjuna Awards selection committee reviewed the list of the 15 players, who were chosen…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • The worst news any parent could hear is shown in this footage…Pray Bahamas Pray!..

    media
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press reports the incident where a child had drowned this week on Montagu Bay Beach. Someone swimming in the area of the beach saw the lifeless child floating. No one knew how long he was there but the child eventually was confirmed dead after failed CPR attempts were made. We have some questions as protests have arisen over our posting of this report: Questions like; Where were the parents or guardians? You can cuss BP all you want but WHERE WERE THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK THIS CHILD TO THE BEACH? Secondly, why has no one been charged with neglect? WHY? You could be…
  • Andre Rollins Fired as Gaming Board Chairman by Acting PM Davis!

    media
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Acting Prime Minister, acting upon instruction from Christie, AXED Rollins today!!! On Left - Acting Prime Minister Hon. Philip Brave Davis and on Right - MP for Fort Charlotte Andre Rollins. When ya can’t hear ya feel! Nassau, Bahamas – After two warnings by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry Christie, telling Andre Rollins on his feet in Parliament that there will be consequences for his actions and personal attacks, today Acting Prime Minister Hon. Philip Brave Davis fired Rollins from his position as chairman of the Gaming Board. Mr. Davis, with instructions from the…
  • Educate Yourself and Embrace Valued Added Tax

    media
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    NO MORE CALLING YA CUSTOMS BOY TO CLEAR YOUR TRAILER!!! Dear Sir, Thanks for allowing me to share my views in your medium. I am asking the Bahamian public to ignore the naysayers who are out there trying to cast negative clouds on the Valued Added Tax system that the government is implementing on January 1st, 2015. The naysayers are at the point now where they are selling the Bahamian public a dream saying that Income Tax would be a better system to implement. Well here is the thing for them to think about, Income Tax calls for almost forty-five per cent of the earnings of each citizen. Our…
  • The road to the University of the Bahamas has begun….

    media
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    New President for The College of The Bahamas Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Smith as the new president of The College of The Bahamas. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Ministry of Education headquarters, August 20. Pictured l-r: President of the College Council, Mr. Alfred Sears; Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald; and Retired Justice Ruby Nottage, Member of the College Council. Nassau, The Bahamas – Minister of Education, Science and…
  • Andre Rollins has crossed the line and should be banished from the PLP!

    media
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    These political hoes [Rollins] ain’t loyal! MP for Fort Charlotte. Nassau, Bahamas -  Back in New Delhi there is this scene: scores of persons jump on and clinging to an already overloaded bus headed into the city. The picture questions the safety of the transportation. As it makes its way across the busy townships, riders engage in sometimes heated conversations. When the bus stops, there is the usual jumping off and dashing away by passengers. The scene on the PLP bus today, though, is one that should never be tolerated by the driver. Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, as fate would…
 
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  • Finland steps up humanitarian aid for Ukraine

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    International Development Minister Pekka Haavisto said that Finland has decided to grant an additional 500,000 euros in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The assistance will be distributed with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR.So fare more than 155,000 Ukrainians have been registered as displaced individuals, but the UNHCR says that the number of people who have fled their homes may in reality be much higher. Aid is also required for people to repair or reconstruct homes destroyed in the civil conflict.Based on initial estimates by the United Nations and the…
  • PM Stubb: Stricter dual citizenship criteria not on the agenda

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has confirmed that government plans to re-examine the criteria for granting dual citizenship in Finland. However he stressed that the government hasn’t so far considered tightening the criteria for granting Finnish passports to nationals of other countries.“We are not tightening any legislation we are simply reviewing the overall situation,” Stubb said Friday.He pointed out that the exercise proposed by President Sauli Niinistö and taken up by the Interior Ministry is meant to review relatively new practices in granting dual citizenship and their overall…
  • Forbes ranks Kone among top 50 most innovative companies

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    While Kone’s international ranking was 42nd out of 100, it was listed the sixth most innovative European company. No other Finnish companies made it to the Forbes list.Last year Kone came in at 37th position on the list. This year’s ranking makes it the fourth consecutive year the company has made the 100 most innovative companies’ list.Clothing manufacturer H&M from neighbouring Sweden ranked 74th, while lock systems provider Assa Abloy placed 93rd.
  • Finland preps for post-crisis operation in Afghanistan

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    The Resolute Support operation will see a NATO-led international coalition deployed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces after 2014. “The operation will involve an international team of 10,000 to 12,000 troops,” said Mikko Kinnunen, head of the Foreign Ministry’s unit for security policy and crisis management.Kinnunen said that initial plans had been drawn up for Finland’s participation in the new Afghan operation.Decision still to be madeLast December the government’s foreign and security policy ministerial committee TP-UTVA decided that Finland should prepare a force…
  • Prosecutors consider new charges in ex-drug chief case

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Prosecutors have said that the raft of charges under consideration has expanded in the case against former ex-Helsinki drug squad chief Aarnio.In a release issued Friday, the Itä-Uusimaa prosecutor's office said that the new suspicions emerged during the final phases of the investigation.Aarnio remains in custody for suspected aggravated evidence tampering and official misconduct.Meanwhile prosecutors say that another individual has been remanded in custody on suspicion of being an accessory to aggravated evidence tampering.Prosecutors believe Aarnio attempted to frame an innocent person for…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Modernism in Paris

    thuudung
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Life in Montmartre for Picasso and Matisse was deep blues, green skies, and chaos–all scented with musk and patchouli… more
  • What’s going on

    thuudung
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Society, politics, economics, culture; foreign and domestic; corporate and not-for-profit: The old categories are becoming obsolete… more
  • Time machine fiction

    thuudung
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The perils of time-travel fiction. To draw a moral from the past can be pompous; to visit the future to warn about the present can be patronizing… more
  • Roger Scruton’s leap of faith

    thuudung
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In the face of fatalism and pessimism, Roger Scruton is Sisyphus. His rock is still rolling, his search for transcendence goes on… more
  • Digital Cosmopolitans

    thuudung
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Ethan Zuckerman wants to combat provincialism in the digital age. How? Perhaps the rise of the e-flâneur is in order… more
 
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  • Pink Martini’s Rieth Deceased After Apparent Suicide

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    By Albany Tribune Derek Jordan Rieth, percussionist for the Portland music group Pink Martini, was found dead earlier this week from an apparent suicide, the Portland Police Bureau said Friday. Portland Police said, “due to significant media interest in the case” it was releasing the information. East Precinct officers responded late Wednesday to a residence in the 5100 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a welfare check. “The reporting party was concerned for the welfare of 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth after not hearing from him for several hours,”…
  • American Terror Lives On – OpEd

    Margaret Kimberley
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    By Margaret Kimberley Can America ever overcome its terrible history of conquest, genocide and enslavement? Those horrors are deeply embedded in the American psyche and legal system, and allow for repeated aggressions at home and abroad. This columnist was reminded of the roots of this never ending terror during a recent trip to Alabama. Every region of the United States shares in the history of displacement and murder of indigenous peoples. Alabama differs from New England only in that Indians there were brutally attacked and forcibly removed 200 years after the interlopers called pilgrims…
  • Ferguson Ultimatum: Lawmaker Threatens More Civil Unrest If Cop Not Convicted

    Jim Kouri
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    By Jim Kouri An outspoken Missouri lawmaker on Friday threatened Ferguson, Missouri, residents and government authorities with more civil unrest such as looting and violence if Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, isn’t convicted by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri legislature, has been active in the news media criticizing everyone from the local police department and its chief to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon regarding their response to the shooting…
  • Highway 35 Crash Injures Three People

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    By Albany Tribune According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on Thursday three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by Wesley Baker, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by Sharye Struiksma, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill…
  • Fun, Sun And Safe Boating For Labor Day Weekend

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests keeping the following in mind as you plan your water getaway. Don’t drink and boat. The Marine Board encourages boaters and persons floating on the waterways, to leave the alcohol on shore. It’s safer for everyone. If arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII), a violator can be fined $6,250, lose…
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    Deadline

  • Holliday Grainger Toplines ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ For BBC One; Levi Meadon Joins Syfy’s ‘Olympus’

    The Deadline Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Holliday Grainger is adding another literary adaptation to her résumé. The Great Expectations and Anna Karenina actress will star as the title character in BBC One's Lady Chatterley's Lover. Also joining the cast are Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley). Line Of Duty's Jed Mercurio is adapting the latest take on the 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel. Sherlock's Hartswood Films is producing in association with Serena Cullen Productions. Norton will play…
  • SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV/Theatrical Contract

    The Deadline Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The rank and file has voted overwhelmingly to approve the new, three-year contracts covering movie, primetime and basic cable TV production. The balloting was a lopsided 92%-8%. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was hammered out in the wee hours of the Fourth of July after two months of tough bargaining amid a media blackout and three 24-hour extensions after the June 30 deadline. The national board approved it eight days later. Related…
  • Hot TV Clip: ‘The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’

    The Deadline Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Here's the first five minutes from the tale of six kids who struck sitcom gold a quarter-century ago. Lifetime's The Unauthorized Story Of Saved By The Bell dives into the behind-the-scenes drama as the cast struggles to maintain their squeaky-clean image amid growing stardom. Dylan Everett stars as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works  as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley and Taylor…
  • Repped By SAG-AFTRA, KPCC Gets First Union Contract

    The Deadline Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Repped by SAG-AFTRA, the Pasadena-based public radio outlet has sealed its first union contract with management at Southern California Public Radio. KPCC's three-year deal covers more than 70 reporters, newscasters, correspondents, producers, videographers/photographers, data journalists, show hosts, news anchors, and apprentice news clerks, who work on the air and online. The contract includes guaranteed wage increases per year — 1.5 percent in the first year, 2 percent…
  • Ken Loach Calls For Cultural Boycott Of Israel, Labels U.S. A “Bully”: Reports

    Nancy Tartaglione
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The Sarajevo Film Festival, which concludes Saturday, has been the scene of yet another hard stance from a filmmaker regarding the conflict in Gaza. Late Thursday, outspoken British director Ken Loach gave a speech at the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award Ceremony honoring Palestinian directors Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi, and called for an "absolute boycott of all the cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state." According to Screen Daily, he
 
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    The Conversation

  • Malky Mackay text affair shows it's time to give football back to the fans

    Mark Doidge, Research Fellow in Sociology of Sport at University of Brighton
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Malky Mackay and Vincent Tan, in happier times.EPATwo recent events in European football have highlighted the continued spectre of discrimination in the game. In July, the president-elect of the Italian football federation, Carlo Tavecchio, lamented the influx of foreign players in the Italian game. In the process, he suggested that Italy welcomed any African player who previously only “ate bananas”. In England, a more insidious range of allegations has surfaced after an investigation by Cardiff City and its Malaysian owner Vincent Tan into two former employees; manager Malky Mackay and…
  • Ferguson does carry echoes of the 60s – but they’re coming from the right

    Mark Walmsley, PhD Student in History at University of Leeds
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Police line up to take on protesters in Ferguson.EPA/Larry W SmithWhile the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past few weeks appears to be subsiding, the discussion over the problems faced by those protesting in the area has not. For a historian of the 1960s, it is surprising and even alarming to see how much of this conversation has taken place before. The images emerging from Ferguson of heavily armed white police forces confronting African-American protesters, has drawn many comparisons between the unrest in Missouri and the civil rights era. But commentators such…
  • Why Argentina matters for indebted countries everywhere

    Christopher Wylde, Lecturer in Political Economy at Richmond American International University
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Ordinary people stand to lose if Argentina's economy collapses.EPA/David FernandezAnother week, another proposal to deal with Argentina’s debt. The latest one, by the Argentine president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is to launch a voluntary debt swap where investors holding defaulted bonds exchange them for new debt governed by Argentine law. So Bank of New York Mellon would cease to be the trustee and would be replaced by Banco de la Nación in Buenos Aires and this would enable Argentina to pay the interest owed to the majority of bondholders who agreed to a restructuring deal.
  • The penalty for being black in America isn't just Ferguson – it's in everything including health

    Lekeisha Sumner, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry &amp; Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Discrimination affects your mind and body, not just your spirit.Larry W Smith/EPAThe killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city’s handling of the case and subsequent protests has once again focused minds on race discrimination in the US. Just how quickly the incident became incendiary shows how tension and segregation are never far from the surface. The problem in the US isn’t just about the criminal justice system, but about widespread discrimination in all walks of life. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial…
  • Visualising algae-eating viruses from space

    Ilan Koren, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Weizmann Institute of Science
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Spot the algae.NASAAlgae isn’t just found in your garden pond or local river. Sometimes it explodes into vast “blooms” far out to sea, that can be the size of a small country. Such algal blooms can match even a rainforest at taking carbon out of the air. And then, in just a week or two, they are gone – sometimes consumed by viruses. Given the scale of blooms and their vital role in both marine ecology and climate regulation we must know more about these viruses. Research conducted with our Weizmann Institute colleague Yoav Lehahn and others and published in the journal Current…
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    ShortFormBlog

  • "She got a free drink from the previous customer. She was happy about that. But she didn’t want..."

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    “She got a free drink from the previous customer. She was happy about that. But she didn’t want to pay for the next patron.” - A Florida Starbucks manager, on the woman who decided to break a 10-hour-long string of paying it forward, by choosing not to pay for the drink of the person behind her. Enjoy your free coffee, lady.
  • We investigate arson differently now: Nearly 25 years ago, New...

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    We investigate arson differently now: Nearly 25 years ago, New York businessman Han Tak Lee was sent to jail, convicted of an arson that led to the death of his mentally-ill daughter. This week, with the arson-science evidence used against him now discredited, Lee will now leave prison at the age of 79. He’s not out of the woods yet, though: Prosecutors have 120 days to decide whether or not they want to retry him. His supporters, however, see that as unlikely.
  • yeahiwasintheshit: gravyholocaustsucks: tastefullyoffensive: '...

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    yeahiwasintheshit: gravyholocaustsucks: tastefullyoffensive: 'Back to the Future' Makeup Aging vs. Reality [tiwuno] geekvariety ha One out of four ain’t bad.
  • Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Proposes to Longtime Boyfriend

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Proposes to Longtime Boyfriend: aatombomb: aatombomb: This is just wonderful in so many ways. Jeez, you post one little specious fake news article about Biggie’s son being gay, Will Wheaton gets a hold of it and pretty soon you’ve completely lost control of the situation. Notorious L.I.E.
  • Social network cannot stop IS posts

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Social network cannot stop IS posts: Remember Diaspora? It was a pretty big deal for about a month—an open-source social network concept that hoped to go toe-to-toe with Twitter. It eventually faded from view. This week, it finally found an interested audience. Unfortunately, that audience is Islamic State, which you might know as ISIS: Diaspora’s creators said they were “concerned” about the activities. In a blog post, they wrote: “Various newspapers have reported that members of the Islamic State (IS) have set up accounts on Diaspora to promote the group’s activities. "In the…
 
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  • Google Scholar Citation Profiles Receive a Makeover

    Gary Price
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Today’s Google Scholar news (except for the annual release of GS metrics) is the first announcement of something new or updated from GS in nine months. From the Google Scholar Blog: We’re rolling out a complete visual refresh, along with several usability improvements. Your publications are taking the center stage, while their aggregate citation metrics are moving to the sidebar. The “Follow” button is graduating to a more prominent spot, to make it easier for your fellow researchers to keep up with your latest articles. Working with a long list of publications is…
  • UPDATE: “The Global Librarian” eBook Available in Multiple Formats From Open Library and Internet Archive

    Gary Price
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Last year we posted an item about a book/ebook titled The Global Librarian produced by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY). The book is edited by Lisa Chow, Caroline Fuchs, Jason Kucsma, Carrie Netzer Wajda, and Sandra Sajonas. With contributions from over 25 professionals working in wildly different libraries across the world, and with 17 case studies celebrating the innovative programs and services offered by library professionals, The Global Librarian highlights the…
  • Reference: Interactive FCC E-Rate Maps of Fiber Connectivity to Schools and Libraries

    Gary Price
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Direct to E-Rate Maps (via FCC.gov) From the Official FCC Blog: We are grateful for the interest these maps have already received and are pleased to release an updated version of the maps today, just one week after our initial release. This version of the maps includes comments received and verified as of 3:30p EDT on 8/18/14 and modifies the weighting schemes to give a stronger preference to data submitted expressly for the purposes of this E-rate proceeding. The E-rate maps will continue to evolve and improve, along with the underlying data, available on the E-Rate Modernization Data page.
  • University of Virginia: University Librarian Karin Wittenborg to Retire at End of 2014

    Gary Price
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    From UVa News: Karin Wittenborg, university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Virginia, will retire in December after 21 years of service as leader of the University Library system. “Karin is an extraordinary leader, collaborator and colleague,” Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon said. “Under her leadership, the U.Va. Library has become nationally known for its support of the scholarly enterprise, always done in a bold and creative way.” Wittenborg has overseen the library system’s 12 facilities and staff of more than 230 since being recruited from…
  • Utah: College Students Prefer Traditional Textbooks to E-Books, Bookstore Officials Say

    Gary Price
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    This is not the first time we’ve seen articles like this from around the U.S. From The Deseret News: I think we are still waiting for that ‘iPod moment,’ if you will, in higher education,” said Tom Hirtzel, academic resources manager for the BYU Bookstore. [Clip] Shane Girton, associate director for the Campus Store at the University of Utah, said 10 percent the store’s books are offered electronically, though just 1 percent are sold. “When I started here 15 years ago, it was, ‘Everything is going to be digital in the next five years,’ and…
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  • Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights

    fulltextreports
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights (PDF) Source: Guttmacher Institute The guide aims to help health care providers, educators and advocates in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights to better understand and use evidence on adolescents’ knowledge and behaviors. The guide provides demographic […]
  • Acquity Group 2014 Internet of Things Study

    fulltextreports
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Acquity Group 2014 Internet of Things Study Source: Accenture (Acquity Group) Based on more than 2,000 consumer surveys across the U.S., Acquity Group’s 2014 Internet of Things (IoT) Study examines consumer adoption of connected devices and smart technology now and in the future. The study found consumer adoption of network connected technology is on the […]
  • Aid Worker Security Report 2014 — Unsafe Passage: Road attacks and their impact on humanitarian operations

    fulltextreports
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aid Worker Security Report 2014 — Unsafe Passage: Road attacks and their impact on humanitarian operations (PDF) Source: Humanitarian Outcomes Summary of Key Findings The year 2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. Of the 460 victims, 155 aid workers were killed, 171 […]
  • Driving While Revoked, Suspended or Otherwise Unlicensed: Penalties by State

    fulltextreports
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Driving While Revoked, Suspended or Otherwise Unlicensed: Penalties by State Source: National Conference of State Legislatures All 50 states and the District of Columbia issue driver’s licenses, and conversely, all have penalties for driving without a license. These penalties vary widely, but follow a similar theme: driving without a license is a serious offense that […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office World Trade Center Health Program: Approach Used to Add Cancers to List of Covered Conditions Was Reasonable, but Could Be Improved. GAO-14-606, July 23. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-606 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664962.pdfFiled under: cancer, Government Accountability Office, government and politics, health and health care, terrorism
 
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  • Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

    Michael Barone
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was alone in the so-called command center with Cavanagh and Michigan Gov. George Romney. Forty-three people died in that riot. Many were bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was a deaf man who did not heed a ...
  • Obama Ice Bucket Challenge (Cartoon)

    Rick McKee
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
  • What is Ferguson Really About Now?

    Rick Jensen
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The initial outburst of rage, simmering for years in a brick and pavement community draped in poverty was genuine, and for many today is still genuine. It didn’t and will never matter to many in Ferguson what Michael Brown did or did not do. What remains is a white man of authority gunned him down in the street and “the man” left his corpse in the open to rot for hours as men, women and children ogled, stared and raged from a distance. What are the Black Panthers doing in Ferguson? ...
  • Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

    David Harsanyi
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many Americans are “benefiting from the law,” theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore. This news is somewhat unexpected — and unpersuasive — when you consider that a Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently found that only 15 percent of Americans believe Obamacare ...
  • LOCAL OH – Buckeye Injury (Cartoon)

    Nate Beeler
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Sister Pie is the deserving and delicious winner of the 2014 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

    Karen Dybis
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    When Lisa Ludwinski was five years old, her mother asked her a simple question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She replied something like this, according to Diane Ludwinski: “I want to be an actor, a baker and a hairdresser.” So it was something of a triple victory when Lisa Ludwinski, the mighty voice behind Sister Pie at the Comerica Hatch Detroit 2014 contest, won the $50,000 prize. Because Lisa has an acting background (“That theater degree finally paid off,” said Dad), creates the most amazing baked goods and could, conceivably, cut hair for you after you eat your…
  • Detroit is a medical epicenter

    Cindy Pasky
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    We all know Detroit has heart. It also saves hearts and restores health. Detroit is a medical epicenter that rivals the most well-known medical centers in the U.S. Detroit has it all … first-class hospitals, research and a medical school … all within our borders. Here are just some examples of what Detroit’s medical epicenter offers. Inside Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital The just opened $111 million Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital in Midtown houses the DMC Cardiovascular Institute, the center for all of DMC’s heart and vascular specialists. It is the first hospital in…
  • Start your engines and get ready for the MotorCity Gumball Rally from Detroit to Chicago … no speeding

    M Lapham
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    As August approaches the finish line coming up fast in its mirror is The MotorCity Gumball Rally with 100 custom and high-end cars. On August 23 and 24 drivers from all over the country will gather in Detroit to compete in a timed road rally on a secret route starting in Detroit, navigating its way to Chicago, Illinois and ending back in Campus Martius. This is no easy trip. Checkpoints and challenges will be sprinkled into the route making the rally both a physically and mentally demanding competition. So why would people would themselves to this timed tournament with checkpoints and…
  • St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center needs help changing Detroit, one student at at time

    Karen Dybis
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    When you’ve been around since 1844, people might think you’re not going to be hip to social media or what’s happening around Metro Detroit. But that is why the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is such an awesome place – not only is it working daily to boost Detroit’s well-being through education and mentoring, it also is putting itself firmly on the grid through a fun Twitter and Facebook contest. In conjunction with its “Windows of Opportunity Exhibit” that starts soon at the Detroit Historical Museum, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is whetting the public’s…
  • Remembering 9/11: Detroit area fire departments bring New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 truck to Woodward Dream Cruise

    Marge Sorge
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    9/11 was a day we remember vividly. Where we were when we heard the news. What we were doing. Where our families were. How we sat glued to the TV for hours unable to believe this horror was happening. It’s a day never to be forgotten. That day will be remembered this year at the Woodard Dream Cruise when the New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 truck, which played a huge role in rescue operations, will be on display thanks to the Remembrance Rescue Project. Host fire departments include Bloomfield Township FD, Troy FD and Royal Oak FD. On September 11, 2001, eight firefighters on FDNY…
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  • How one teen is trying to help solve child deaths from hot cars

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

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

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

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

    14 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    There is one man setting out to fight for your privacy and against mass-surveillance. His name is Leo Selvaggio, and he wants you to use his face instead of yours, to keep your privacy. Selvaggio lives in what he claims to be one of the most surveilled states in the U.S., Chicago. As with Chicago, most states in the U.S. are using surveillance on a daily basis, tracking people for various reasons. This isn’t just in the United States, but all over the world. Selvaggio feels that he has come up with a good solution for those that want to secure their privacy in a surveilled world. Enter…
 
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  • Teenage girl with hole in her heart cannot have NHS operation… until she has a HEART ATTACK

    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    A teenage girl with a hole in her heart has been told she cannot have an operation to fix it on the NHS – unless she has a HEART ATTACK. Carla Maclean has a hole in her heart but has been told she can’t get treatment on the NHS until she has a heart attack Carla, who regularly suffers palpitations and breathlessness, fears she could “drop dead” before she gets the procedure.“I’m just going to be sitting around waiting for something bad to happen,” she said.“I was really shocked when they told me, when we went for the meeting I thought the…
  • Police crash head-on into dementia sufferer driving WRONG WAY on the M6

    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    This is the dramatic moment police crashed head-on into a dementia sufferer’s car after he was spotted travelling at 50mph on the wrong side of a MOTORWAY.Police were called to the M6 Toll in the West Midlands at 9.50pm on Tuesday after reports that a Honda Jazz was heading south on the northbound carriageway.Two brave officers were forced to risk a head-on collision and deliberately block the path of the car in the outside lane to avoid a serious accident. The moment cops crashed into the dementia sufferer’s car on the M6 Dramatic footage released by West Midlands Police…
  • Marco Pierre White ‘closes village pub’ after mass staff WALKOUT

    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Chef Marco Pierre White is rumoured to have walked away from one of his controversial gastro pubs – amid reports of a mass staff walkout and a rebellion by the locals.The fiery chef bought the Pear Tree Inn in 2011 – quickly upsetting locals who nicknamed him ‘Marc-Up’ and accused him of turning their boozer into a posh London eaterie.Regulars claimed earlier this month most of the staff have walked out over Marco’s bossy management style – leaving just a single manager. The entrance to Marco Pierre White’s pub The Pear Tree, Whitley, Melksham But now…
  • Thieves try to steal a Banksy from INSIDE the house it is painted on

    SWNS Reporter
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    These amazing pictures reveal how brazen thieves tried to steal a Banksy – from INSIDE the house it is painted on.The ‘Spybooth’ artwork has been at the centre of a bidding war since it appeared on the outer wall of an end-of-terrace house in Cheltenham, Glos., in April.It has been boarded up to prevent vandalism and theft – but it is now believed someone has tried to remove it brick-by-brick from the inside. Crowds of people flocked to the Banksy mural which appeared in Cheltenham close to spy centre GCHQ Local businessman Hekmat Kaveh, who has agreed a six-figure sum…
  • Female-to-male transsexual had sex with girl, 14, after grooming her online

    SWNS Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Twisted transsexual Chloe Brady aka Aaron Clark outside Bristol Crown Court A transsexual who was born female but lived as a boy called Aaron has been convicted of having underage sex with a girl.Chloe Brady, 18, met the 14-year-old on social media and repeatedly had intercourse with her after becoming her ‘boyfriend’.The pervert – who is still female and has not had sex-change surgery – used a strap-on penis to have sex with the girl nine or ten times after she had turned 15.He admitted underage sex when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court, charged under his real name…
 
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  • Pink Martini’s Rieth Deceased After Apparent Suicide

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    By Albany Tribune Derek Jordan Rieth, percussionist for the Portland music group Pink Martini, was found dead earlier this week from an apparent suicide, the Portland Police Bureau said Friday. Portland Police said, “due to significant media interest in the case” it was releasing the information. East Precinct officers responded late Wednesday to a residence in the 5100 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on a welfare check. “The reporting party was concerned for the welfare of 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth after not hearing from him for several hours,”…
  • American Terror Lives On – OpEd

    Margaret Kimberley
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    By Margaret Kimberley Can America ever overcome its terrible history of conquest, genocide and enslavement? Those horrors are deeply embedded in the American psyche and legal system, and allow for repeated aggressions at home and abroad. This columnist was reminded of the roots of this never ending terror during a recent trip to Alabama. Every region of the United States shares in the history of displacement and murder of indigenous peoples. Alabama differs from New England only in that Indians there were brutally attacked and forcibly removed 200 years after the interlopers called pilgrims…
  • Ferguson Ultimatum: Lawmaker Threatens More Civil Unrest If Cop Not Convicted

    Jim Kouri
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    By Jim Kouri An outspoken Missouri lawmaker on Friday threatened Ferguson, Missouri, residents and government authorities with more civil unrest such as looting and violence if Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, isn’t convicted by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri legislature, has been active in the news media criticizing everyone from the local police department and its chief to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon regarding their response to the shooting…
  • Highway 35 Crash Injures Three People

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    By Albany Tribune According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on Thursday three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by Wesley Baker, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by Sharye Struiksma, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill…
  • Fun, Sun And Safe Boating For Labor Day Weekend

    Albany Tribune
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests keeping the following in mind as you plan your water getaway. Don’t drink and boat. The Marine Board encourages boaters and persons floating on the waterways, to leave the alcohol on shore. It’s safer for everyone. If arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII), a violator can be fined $6,250, lose…
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  • R. Kelly Faces Lawsuit from Former Manager Who Said He Made Him Famous

    Deron Dalton
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    *R. Kelly is facing a lawsuit from his former manager Derrel McDavid who is taking credit for making him the famous R&B crooner he is today. McDavid managed him for decades, and according to McDavid, he helped turn Kelly from a nobody to a somebody. They parted ways last year, but not before making a deal with one another. […]
  • Mimi Faust Opens Up About Nikko’s Secret Wife and that Sex Tape

    thejasminebrand
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    *From heartbreak of her father’s death, public scrutiny surrounding her sex tape and drama with the father of her child (Stevie J), “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Mimi Faust has a lot to say. Not to mention her boyfriend (Nikko) hiding a HUGE secret.  In an exclusive interview with media partner theJasmineBRAND.com, Mimi opens up about all of […]
  • ‘Drumline’ Sequel ‘A New Beat’ Releases Teaser-Trailer (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    *VH1 released the teaser-trailer to its upcoming original film, “Drumline: A New Beat” a sequel to the 2002 film starring Nick Cannon. In the film, Danielle (Dani) Bolton (Alexandra Shipp) is an upper class girl from Brooklyn who goes against her parents and attends Atlanta A&T. There, she joins and tries to revitalize the school’s drumline.  […]
  • Loni Love on Hosting ‘The Real’: ‘I Wanna Hurry Up And Get Started’

    EURPublisher01
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    *You’ve seen her everywhere – on “Star Search” in 2004 where she reached the finals, as a correspondent for D.L. Hughley’s short-lived CNN 2008 program, and starring in her own Comedy Central special in 2010. Beginning Sept. 15, Detroit-born comedian Loni Love begins her highest-profile gig yet as a host on daytime talk show “The Real.” She’ll […]
  • ‘Breakfast Club’ Airs Audio of Floyd Mayweather Struggling to Read

    EURPublisher01
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    *And so it has spiraled down to this. The back and forth between former besties 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken a turn toward public humiliation after the rapper offered to donate $750,000 to the boxer’s favorite charity if he can read one full page of a Harry Potter book out loud. Well, The […]
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  • A's win 1st game in key set against division-leading Angels

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.
  • Geno Smith: 'Same mindset for me'

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    After months of speculation, the New York Jets finally made it official, announcing Friday what everyone expected: Geno Smith will be their opening-day starter.
  • Record deal for Rusney Castillo

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The Boston Red Sox landed the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, agreeing to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, a team source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Friday.
  • Team USA rolls past Puerto Rico

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Playing more the role of distributor, Derrick Rose returned to the court on Friday night and provided a lift off the bench to help the United States beat Puerto Rico, 112-86, in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.
  • Heavy Rain Across the Midwest Brings Flash Flooding

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Very heavy rain across parts of the Midwest early Friday morning sparked off flash flooding from northern Illinois to Indiana.
 
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  • Board of Supervisors Issues $10,000 Reward in Homicide Case

    Editor
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Victim Olataga Filemoni The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for murder of 25-year-old Olataga Filemoni of Long Beach.Read the rest of Board of Supervisors Issues $10,000 Reward in Homicide Case
  • Attend Open House and See How to Become a Rancho Volunteer

    Editor
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Saturday, September 6, at 10 AM, the Rancho is hosting a Volunteer Open House to introduce prospective volunteers to the many available service opportunities. With free training, volunteers can serve as tour docents, work with the staff horticulturist in the gardens, help to categorize and preserve precious antiquities under the supervision of the historic curator, or assist with the museum shop. Attendees will also learn about the Rancho’s education programs, including their seasonal events, Christmas Candlelight Tours, Summer Concert Series, Mud Mania, and their acclaimed and award…
  • Socal Honda Collecting School Supplies

    Editor
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Helpful Honda Guys in Blue are bringing their Random Acts of Helpfulness to local schools. Making sure kids start the school year off with the necessary supplies is just another way the Guys in blue are helping out in the community. For the last eight years, the Helpful teams have surprised residents every week with unexpected acts of helpfulness, such as: recognizing deserving teachers over Teacher Appreciation Week; hosting holiday events for less fortunate kids and families; handing out complimentary pumpkins for kids at pumpkin patches across SoCal; opening doors for shoppers and…
  • LBT Schedule Changes Start Sunday; Water Taxi Season Extended

    Editor
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Starting Sunday, August 24, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. Changes to the transit service include an extension of the popular water taxi system with daily service set to continue through Labor Day. Full service changes are as follows: Read the rest of LBT Schedule Changes Start Sunday; Water Taxi Season Extended
  • Court Captain Tackles Torn ACL

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tyra Monette Submitted by Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach & Community Hospital Long Beach In her junior year at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Tyra Monette had a lot going for her. Always one to strive for success, she made sure to challenge herself both in and out of school. Not only was she an honor roll student with a 4.16 grade point average (GPA), she also was one of the star players on Wilson’s varsity girls basketball team. Since she was old enough to hold a basketball, Tyra had a passion for playing the game. Throughout her…
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  • High stakes in Burma’s peace process

    Asia Sentinel
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Burma army soldiers in Kachin State. Pic: AP. Cease-fire with  armed ethnic groups sought before 2015 general elections, write Asia Sentinel’s Murray Hiebert and Phuong Nguyen The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. The government’s chief negotiator, Aung Min, recently said he hopes to conclude such an agreement in September and begin political dialogue with ethnic groups in early…
  • Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

    AP News
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean defense lawyer for a former top prosecutor accused of performing a lewd act in public says his client has admitted the charge. Kim Soo-chang, former chief prosecutor on southern Jeju Island, resigned earlier this week over the scandal but had denied the charge. His admission Friday came after police announced their investigation confirmed a man seen performing a lewd act on a Jeju street on Aug. 12 on security cameras was Kim. Police say a female high school student saw Kim and had a relative report to the police. Lawyer Moon Seoung-youn says Kim…
  • Philippines targets online extortion ring; arrests 8

    AP News
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams. The head of the police anti-cybercrime group, Gilbert Sosa, says raids on the syndicate’s operations in two towns in northern Bulacan province led to the arrests. He said Friday that five teenagers employed as “chatters” who befriended victims through social media sites including Facebook were turned over to social workers. According…
  • China’s Xi bids to bolster ties with Mongolia visit

    AP News
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, are greeted by Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag Friday. Pic: AP. ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is courting public opinion in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor. Xi said in an address Friday at the Great Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, that China stood ready to share the benefits of its rapid economic rise and work with its neighbors for peace and stability. Xi said earlier that China would always respect Mongolia’s…
  • UN warns its food aid program in NKorea at risk

    AP News
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Food Program says it may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this autumn. The U.N. agency has already scaled back its planned two-year, $200 million program to feed 2.4 million people because it has only enough funds to cover about a quarter of the cost. Its regional director for Asia, Kenro Oshidari, tells The Associated Press that to run a credible nutritional program, aimed at preventing stunting in children, it needs about $50 million more. That would target about…
 
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  • World’s first smartphone turns 20

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

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

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

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

    Smart Techies
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Continuing restrictions on gold imports into India have led the World Gold Council (WGC) to re-calibrate its projected demand for the year 2014 to 850-950 tonnes from the earlier 900-1,000 tonnes.In its report ‘India demand statistics’ for the April-June 2014 quarter, WGC, on Thursday, announced that India’s demand for gold was down 39 per cent at 204.1 tonnes and in value terms, it had come down by 41 per cent to Rs.50,564.3 crore.Of this, WGC said, jewellery demand was down 18 per cent at 154.5 tonnes while in value terms, it was down 20 per cent at Rs.38,269.5 crore. Investment…
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  • HTML – Lesson 5: Working with images – img tag

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

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

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    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hi guys! Well, as your success? I’m curious how my blogs help you to learn html. Today is the third lesson and it will be very interesting.After watching the video that I found you, you will learn about using a html images and tables. Everyone enjoy and academic success)
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 2

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    11 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hello)))))) I think today a great day for votorgo lesson. I found a great video which shows in detail how to use a hyperlink to make frames, add color and align text. All all all the nice view)) href=”http://nextnobelprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/base_html.jpg”>
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 1

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Quote from Wikipedia: HTML (from the English. Hypertext Markup Language – «hypertext markup language”) – is the standard markup language documents on the World Wide Web. Virtually all web pages are created using HTML. Let’s start with the most important. hat begins HTML In order to become a text file in the HTML-file, change its extension to “. Txt” on “. Html” is not enough. We must comply with the “rule of the first line”: Each HTML-document charge any version of the HTML specification, must begin with the string declaration…
 
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  • Counterterrorism

    mgopin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
                        The purpose of terrorism is to provoke a response. The purpose of the provocation of response is to create martyrs. The purpose of the creation of martyrs is an army of enthusiastic especially young men in search of glory and sex. The purpose of the creation of an army is the replacement of old political order with a new order. The purpose of counterterrorism should be the defense of one’s population, even better, the defense of all life. The actual function of…
  • “Peace Practice Online in a Time of War” -from S-CAR Newsletter

    mgopin
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
                        I recently wrote a cover article reflecting on the recent war in Gaza to the newsletter published by School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Practice is a messy, miserable reality that deserves its own independent study. What do we do in times of war? This has dramatically changed for me and many others in just the last year or two, where every war seems to be bringing individuals together online to a level of intimacy, collaboration, and care unprecedented, and others…
  • Reflections in August 2014 vol.1

    mgopin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
                          In war in an age of war the act of ultimate defiance is to make another human being feel wonderful. Testosterone, gestures of kindness are semen seeds. Men get busy, it will make you inherently happy and bear you many children. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). A doctrine that was supposed to be about deterrence, not prophecy. #Israel#Hamas#Palestine Mimicry, the compulsion of humans to mirror their postures, facial expressions, and enemy war cries. Most posts on FB…
  • “Sunni and Shiite British Imams Denounce ISIS Together In New Video” -Huffington Post

    mgopin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
                        Very important Muslim statement on IS. Sunni and Shiite Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom have come together to denounce the Islamic militant group ISIS in a video posted by a group called Imams Online, reports the BBC. A statement on the Imams Online website says, “Senior British imams have come together to emphasize the importance of unity in the UK and to decree ISIS as an illegitimate, vicious group who do not represent Islam in any way.” Click…
  • Young Warriors / Real Prison

    mgopin
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
                         Every day in every region I meet young warriors who know not what they do, and aging warriors who regret everything they have done. I can do nothing before their folly except bear witness to humanity.   The stoics, the Epicureans, Taoists, the Sufis, the Buddhists, all feel that the real prison is the human mind. I am still thinking. (Photo: Tom Lynn/AP)
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  • John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Yet Again

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said today. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • Texas High Court: Bosses Can Lie to Workers

    Neal Colgrass
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    At-will employees in Texas, take note: Your boss can lie about your future in the company and get away with it, Main Street reports. A Texas Supreme Court ruling supports the way E.I. du Pont de Nemours (known as DuPont) apparently let go of workers—by getting them to...
  • Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol—picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops, and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an...
  • Explorer Finds Lost 'Monster Mouth' City

    Neal Colgrass
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Archaeologists have long known of a "lost" Mayan city boasting an incredible "earth monster" facade—and now someone has found it. Slovenian explorer Ivan Sprajc came out of the Yucatan jungle in Mexico with photos of the city, Lagunita, and a second, previously unknown city he's calling Tamchen, the Washington...
  • Church Sees 'Miracle' After Paramedics Revive Man

    Neal Colgrass
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A man who went into cardiac arrest in a church Sunday had two forces on his side: paramedics, and the prayers of pastor and congregation. When the man regained a pulse, the latter claimed victory, the Blaze reports. "When they raised the IV I knew that was a glimmer of...
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  • Testifying Ebola Survivor Causes Commotion in Church, Christians Escape

    suzank
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    There was drama at a church in Nigeria last Sunday when a survivor of Ebola came to testify that she had been cured of the deadly disease. Christians ran out of church . The testifying Christian was one of the health workers who had attended to the Liberian Patrick Sawyer. Those giving testimonies at the […]
  • Moze Radio and Weasle’s Computers Raided by Thugs –Songs Stolen

    suzank
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    By Ahura Mujuni Mark Police in Katwe are investigating circumstances under which thugs entered the Goodlyfe studios and ran away with their computers containing their songs. The manager of the duo, Chaaga told police that the stolen computers contained their released and many unreleased songs, and that it seems they were targeted. The guard at […]
  • Besigye’s Lookalike Jeff Ochieng Wants to Take Picture with Him

    suzank
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    By Kezia Agaba Though you traverse the whole of Uganda, even among close relatives, you may not find someone with close some close resemblance to former FDC leader, Dr.Kiza Besigye .A photo journalist with Standard Media Group Jeff Ochieng does .He really does and would like to come to Uganda and take a picture of […]
  • Pepsi Unveils Shs300 Million Sponsorship for Beach Soccer League

    suzank
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Our Reporter Crown Beverages Limited (CBL), the bottler of Pepsi Cola, has extended its partnership with the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) by two years through a new shs300 million sponsorship agreement. The sponsorship will cater for players refreshments, publicity, team transport, prize money, and other logistics among other things, during the forthcoming 2014/15 […]
  • Court Blocks Lukwago from Returning to His Office

    suzank
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    By Kezia Agaba The Supreme Court has blocked embattled Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago from returning to office ruling that his appeal should be taken before a panel of three judges at court of appeal. Five judges of the Supreme Court have in a joint ruling delivered by Deputy Registrar Thaddeus Opesen said that they do […]
 
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  • A crazy adventure plan, but to prove something

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

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

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    You’re sitting at your desk, standing in the kitchen, watching TV, etc. All of a sudden, your cell phone vibrates, informing you that you have a new text message, phone call, or email. You reach into your pocket and check, only to find no such message — and, perhaps, that your phone is not even in your pocket in the first place. The vibration felt real, but maybe it wasn’t. Regardless, it was not caused by your cell phone. If this has happened to you, rest assured you are not alone.     In 2010, a team of researchers from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts…
  • The Largest Plant in the World

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    It's actually a 144-year old Wisteria Vine. This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870.Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.  
  • Cursed Painting

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a Bruno Amadio painting which proved popular throughout the 1950s and beyond, particularly in the British Isles. However, the painting attracted some media attention in the 1980s when UK tabloid The Sun ran a story saying that a Yorkshire fire-fighter claimed to have been at the scene of several house fires where the painting had been the only household item left unscathed. He also said that no fire-fighter would dare to have the painting in their home for fear of inciting a house fire. The tabloids went wild with the story, interviewing several…
 
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  • Last Ebola free region of Liberia falls to virus

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    A man, wearing a protective mask, poses in front of an isolation center for people suffering from the Ebola virus, on August 12, 2014 at the airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast/AFP MONROVIA, August 22 – Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as other affected west African nations scrambled to contain the spread of the killer virus. After seeing people fall to the deadly disease in area after area, Liberia said two people had succumbed to the virus in Sinoe province, the last Ebola free bastion in a country that has seen the biggest toll with 576 deaths.
  • Inconsistencies as Lamu land firms give defence

    OLIVE BURROWS
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – He began by laying a copy of the National Land Commission (NLC) Act open on the table. He then proceeded to explain to the commission why he was glad NLC legal consultant, Paul Nyamodi, had commenced the proceedings by clarifying that the public hearing was convened under the powers outlined in Section six. He was relieved, he explained, because he did not have a number of documents – that pertained to his clients Shanghai Investment Ltd, Fincorp Investment Ltd and Cyberdom Investments – in hand; documents that would reveal who the directors of those…
  • Syria war toll tops 191,000 says UN

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, an umbrella of Islamist rebel groups in Syria, fire their weapons during clashes with government forces in the old city of Aleppo on July 21, 2014/AFP DAMASCUS, August 22- The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, criticising “international paralysis” on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold. Pillay said the 191,369 deaths recorded between March 2011 when the war broke out and April this year, was nearly double that given a year ago, and was likely an underestimate.
  • Kimaiyo lays out criteria for co-opting police retirees

    JOSEPH MURAYA
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has said that only police officers who have retired honourably from the service will join the National Association of Retired Police officers. Members of the association are set to be incorporated in community policing under the Nyumba Kumi initiative currently led by the former Provincial Commissioner Joseph Kaguthi. “We have been trying to get records of some of the retired officers even the junior officers when we want to know where they are This association is going to assist us,” The Inspector General of…
  • Governors don’t control electorate – Raila

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    At Friday’s launch, OKOA Kenya chairman Paul Mwangi unveiled the official Referendum Petition sheet which has been approved by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)/FRANCIS MBATHANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) will not be shaken by the withdrawal of the Jubilee Alliance from the parallel Governors’ referendum bid. Speaking at the unveiling of the OKOA Kenya Secretariat offices, Odinga said Governors don’t control the electorate who he hopes will vote for or against the CORD…
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  • UK will not work with Assad against Islamic State says Hammond

    Descrier Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Britain will not work with embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight militants from Islamic State (formerly ISIS), the foreign secretary has said. Philip Hammond told the BBC that working with Assad would not be “practical, sensible or helpful”, and just because they may be fighting the same adversary that does not make Assad their ally. Hammond’s comments come in the wake of calls from former head of the Army Lord Dannatt and ex-Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind to work with Assad and address the growing threat to the UK by the jihadist group. The UK has…
  • Ebola: Tests on man’s body in Ireland after dying from Ebola-like symptoms

    Descrier Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Doctors are performing tests on the body of a man who died in COunty Donegal, Ireland, after developing Ebola-like symptoms, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has said. The body of the man, who was believed to be in his 40s, is being held in isolation at Letterkenny General Hospital, and no other cases have been reported. The man recently returned from Sierra Leone, where it is possible that he contracted the virus. In a statement, the HSE said: “The public health department was made aware earlier (on Thursday) of the remains of an individual, discovered early this morning, who…
  • US Copyright Office rules that ‘monkey selfie’ in public domain after Wikipedia row

    Descrier Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    The US Copyright Office has clarified its position about photographs taken by animals after a row between Wikipedia and a photographer over a ‘monkey selfie’. In an update to copyright regulations and practices published this week, the Copyright Office said that works produced by animals cannot be registered for copyright and are therefore public domain. The office also gives “a photograph taken by a monkey” and “a mural painted by an elephant” as specific examples of occasions where the works cannot be copyrighted under US law. This policy supports…
  • Syria: Death toll from conflict reaches 191,000

    Descrier Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    More than 191,000 people have been killed in th Syrian civil war up to April, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says. In a statement, Pillay said that the figure was “probably an underestimate” and had doubled from this time las year, demonstrating a continued escalation in violence in the “murderous conflict”. The High Commissioner went on to criticise the “international paralysis” on the issue which has empowered and emboldened”the “killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria”. She went on to say that she regretted that…
  • Central and Waterloo & City tube lines suspended in central London due to strike

    Descrier Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    People travelling on the tube in central London have been hit by major disruption due to a Tube drivers strike. Members of the Aslef union voted for a 24 hour strike beginning at 00.01 BST this morning, causing service suspensions to much of the Central Line and suspending service entirely on the Waterloo & City Line. According to Transport for London (TfL), there are no Central Line trains running in central London, and a limited service running between Ealing Broadway and White City and between Epping and Leytonstone. Services that are running, are at a reduced frequency and will…
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  • EXPOSED: A virus that is much worse than Ebola

    Gister Adeola
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    A VIRUS is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms. Since 1892, about 5,000 viruses have been described in detail, although there are millions of different types. The average virus is about one one-hundredth the size of the average bacterium. Most viruses are too small to be seen directly with an optical microscope. The origins of viruses in the evolutionary history of life are unclear: some may have evolved from plasmids—pieces of DNA that can move between cells—while others may have evolved from…
  • Charles Novia: Genevieve, Don Jazzy, and Psquare are ‘second class’

    Gister Adeola
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Outspoken Nollywood critic, Charles Novia is not a happy man because most Nigerian celebrities are suffering from second class mentality. He hinged his argument on the decision of entertainment stars in the country such as Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, Nollywood Diva, Genevieve Nnaji, Project Fame revelation, Iyanya, sensation half of singing duo, Psquare, Peter Okoye among others to join the Ice Bucket Challenge, stressing that their action demonstrate their inferiority complex and eagerness to follow the path of Western celebs. He urged them to re-channel their energy to campaign against diseases…
  • Man who stabbed commercial sex worker gets verdict

    Gister Adeola
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    The defendant, who resides at 17, Fdafunmi Street, Iyana Ipaja, was said to be a 2009 graduate of banking an Finance from a private polytechnic in Lagos. He was alleged to have stabbed the commercial sex worker, joy Osasuwa, with a knife on the breast and back at 3 Star Hotel, located at Otto Railway Crossing in Oyingbo area of Lagos on August 12, after he made love to the vicitm. The defendant is facing a count charge bordering on assault proffered against him by the police. It was said that the defendant had demanded a balance of N800 from the N100 he gave the victim for her service. It was…
  • Video shows beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley – Killer’s British

    Abraham Adegbola
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
      WASHINGTON - A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. Separately, Foley’s family confirmed his death in a statement posted on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they “have never been prouder of him.” “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the…
  • SHOCKING! MARRIED WOMEN REVEAL REAL REASON THEY CHEAT

    Gister Adeola
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Middle-age women who cheat on their husbands are looking for passion and sex, but don’t want to divorce their husbands over it, new research suggests. The new data comes from a sample of married women who used AshleyMadison.com, a dating website aimed at people seeking to cheat on their partners. The new conclusions challenge the popular conception that women cheat because they are generally unhappy with their relationships, said study lead author Eric Anderson, a professor of sport, masculinity and sexuality at the University of Winchester in England. “People will often say that…
 
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    IMF Survey Podcasts

  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

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

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

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

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

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF has launched the first in a series of free online courses for those interested in furthering their economic education. One of the course’s instructors explains the benefits of raising the public’s knowledge about economics, and what he himself has learned from the creation of the course. Listen on Soundcloud
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  • Chinese Company sends PNG Students to study in China

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Five Papua New Guinean undergraduate students will have travel to Beijing in China next month to complete their bachelor in marine engineering degree thanks to China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.An official agreement signing ceremony was held yesterday between the five students and the company in the presence of their parents and authorities from the Chinese Embassy and Office of Higher Education.The students will be away in China for five years with the first academic year to learn the Chinese language before proceeding on to their engineering studies.Managing director of the China…
  • PNG Government challenged to release Grants on time

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The presidents from all five LLGs in Angoram district have call on the government to release the services improvement program funds (SIP) on time to delivery basic goods and services to the people.They claimed that late disbursement of local level government services improvement program (LLGSIP) funds released to the provincial treasury is another burden that halted service delivery in their LLGs.“The government is talking about vital service delivery in the LLGs and districts in PNG, but late release of funds had been major obstacles and we could not deliver projects and programs on time…
  • PNG 2014 Digicel Cup Grand Final deferred

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The PNGNRL has called off this Sunday’s Digicel Cup Grand Final between the Kemele Hela Wigmen and Agmark Rabaul Gurias until further notice.This was announced this afternoon following the meeting between PNGNRL, the Gurias and Wigmen officials.Wigmen’s Andy Hetra claimed that the last minute change of venue from Lae to Kokopo in a last minute decision is no correct and the Franchise is willing to put forward K200, 000 for the Lae venue with K150, 000 for the fencing and upgrade of the Lae rugby league oval with the remaining K50, 000 to pay for the provision of security during the grand…
  • Price of pacific tuna vessel soars

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Officials with the Parties to the Nauru Agreement say daily fishing access fees in the Pacific have hit an all-time high of 13 thousand US dollars.The PNA has a minimum limit this year of 6000 dollars for a fishing day, but earlier this month Papua New Guinea agreed to pay 13 thousand dollars in a trade with Kiribati.Migratory tuna The record-setting price reflects the easterly movement of migratory tuna as the weather phenomenon known as El Niño begins to build in the western Pacific.The changing ocean temperature during El Niño conditions pushes fish from the normally lucrative fishing…
  • PNG Hunters name unchanged team to face Souths Logan Magpies

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    PNG Hunters will maintain the same side that went down to Wynnum Manly Seagulls last week. Coach Michael Marum has come up with a new plan when they take on Souths Logan Magpies at Davis Park, in Brisbane on Sunday. It’s a must win match for the Hunters if they are to have any chance of securing a maiden finals appearance in their first year in the competition. The Hunters currently sit in sixth spot, two points behind Tweed Heads who have two matches remaining. A win this weekend against Souths and an automatic two points from a last round bye would put pressure on Tweed and Ipswich to win…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • The Worst Fate in the World for a Journalist

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

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

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

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

    Roland Flamini
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    In many ways the US airstrikes targeting the Islamic Sunni extremists in Iraq are the Libyan playbook brought up to date, but they also recall a longer, broader aerial offensive in Iraq more than 20 years ago that began as Operation Provide Comfort before morphing into a long, ambivalent, low-grade war involving US, British, and—at first—French combat jets. In 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, the US, France, and the United Kingdom launched a containment strategy against Saddam Hussein, enforcing a no-fly zone in northern Iraq. The initial objective was to support coalition ground forces…
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    Pars Herald

  • Funds Under the Microscope

    Hossein Soltani
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The world’s Fund Managers can look forward to a future under the microscope of global regulators, as new and far reaching financial security measures look like they could be on the horizon. Task Force A G20 task force has been assigned the job to prevent future financial crises as witnessed in 2008 when the global economy was crippled by a dozen mismanaged funds. It would appear that the taskforce now seeks to spread their powers to further afield than just the largest funds in the world. They now plan to limit market activity during periods of potential turbulence which reaches out to…
  • Cameron Could Act After Beheading Video Posted

    Mostafa Moradi
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has spoken out against the broadcasted beheading of an American journalist by a British member of the Islamic State. Cameron called the beheading both “shocking and depraved” as he cut short his holiday to return and hold meetings on Syria, Iraq and the IS. James Foley was a revered war journalist, and had been missing for nearly two years when the video was published. The British Government are acutely aware of a huge number of British nationals who have left the UK to fight for the IS, presumably rounded up in the county’s mosques. The fact…
  • A Manifesto to Encourage the Growth

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    A business network of entrepreneurs has compiled a list of recommendations which they believe will assist small businesses – and those in start-up business building – to be able to ‘capitalise’ on the signs that the economic recovery in Britain is beginning to take a cautious step in the right direction. Within the extensive manifesto, the group – named E2Exchange – recommended measures such as the creation of a separate division focused on SMEs within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS). The group of entrepreneurs has also included some potential…
  • What would you do with a lotto win?

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    When you enter a lottery, you can’t help having a little day dream, even if it’s only for a minute, about what you’d do with the jackpot if you were the lucky winner. The amounts available to be won are so huge these days that a jackpot win would be life-changing – without a doubt. Today, it’s possible to play the lottery wherever you are, even if you’re not in the same country as the lottery is being held in. This is because you can purchase lotto tickets online now, for multiple lotteries. So, not only do you have the chance to win your own country’s lottery, you have the…
  • QROPS Security

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There has been much coverage recently surrounding the huge tax penalties suffered by UK pension savers due to fraudulent pension liberation scams. These apparent legitimate schemes claim to be able to help savers access their retirement funds early, however many have lost out due the exorbitant attached fees and fines. Some have lost their entire pensions. It’s a sad story, but unfortunately these crooked scavengers continue to slip through the net on occasion. The news of these UK developments has of course filtered through to the expat community, and those considering a switch to and…
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    Market Oasis

  • USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

    kevinanchi
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Washington, D.C. – Aug. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually. …read more Read more here: USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus      The post USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Ask the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air for Business Tips

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Looking for tips on how to start or grow a business? Gain insight from the expert, join SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she… …read more Read more here: Ask the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air for Business Tips      The post Ask the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air for Business Tips appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Carryovers of Unused Tax Breaks: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New taxpayers, such as recent graduates who’ve just entered the job market, probably have a clean tax slate. But seasoned taxpayers have a history that can impact their taxes going forward. Due to… …read more Read more here: Carryovers of Unused Tax Breaks: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em      The post Carryovers of Unused Tax Breaks: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    By Peter Walshe The first ever BrandZ™ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking, carried out by Kantar’s Millward Brown in conjunction with WPP, shows that India has evolved into a brand powerhouse. BrandZ™ India Top 50 most valuable brands have as much Brand Power (consumers’ predisposition to choose that brand over another) as … …read more Read more here: First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands      The post First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Tracking UK train travel

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    By Claire Martin With news that rail fares are set to rise by average of 3.5% in January 2014, we’ve been looking at the data we have on train travel. Kantar company, TNS opinion, conducted a Eurobarometer study into Europeans’ satisfaction with rail services for The European Commission in 2013. It found that … …read more Read more here: Tracking UK train travel      The post Tracking UK train travel appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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    International Relations Online

  • The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

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

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

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

    International Relations Online Staff
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    For several weeks in April and May, Indians were at the polls to elect their new government. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dominated results, winning 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. After BJP’s victory, its leader, Narendra Modi, was sworn in as prime minister on May 26. For most of its history, the Congress party has controlled India. The BJP’s dominance in the election signifies the desire for change among India’s people. Congress was viewed as corrupt with a weak foreign policy, unable to improve India’s economy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the…
  • Q&A with Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton

    John Sinden
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Alec Ross, one of today’s leading thinkers on innovation, has spent his career helping investors, corporations, and government leaders better understand the implications for technology in the public sphere. I asked Ross for his thoughts on technology, censorship, and the private sector’s role in development. Here’s what he had to say. Q. Throughout your career, you’ve had an immense impact on the relationship between diplomacy and technology. Can you please share with us a moment from your career in which you’ve seen technology influence change in a developing country that was…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Sprint rolls out new data pricing plan to take on the wireless competition

    Anna Domanska
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Starting today, new and existing Sprint customers can get an unlimited data plan for talk and text for $60 a month. Data has become the battlegrounds for the U.S. wireless industry. Sometime back Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc. were contemplating a merger and now they are out to poach each other’s customers. In an effort to reverse the fortunes of the ailing carrier, Sprint’s new CEO Marcelo Claure this week unveiled individual and a new family service plan that offers more data and come with incentives to grab customers from competitors. Starting today, new and existing Sprint…
  • Gap Inc Reports Higher Profits, Plans 40 Outlets in India

    Christy Gren
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    The move is encouraged from its long-term strategy of expanding in emerging markets to stay competitive. American multinational clothing and accessories retailer Gap Inc has raised its full-year profit forecast; a move stemmed from its strong sales of its lower-priced Old Navy brand. The San Francisco-based company also revealed plans on moving to one of the fastest-growing market – India with 40 stores next year. Mumbai and Delhi, two of the largest cities in the country will have the first two stores opened. Over the time, through franchise-operations, the company hopes to reach its…
  • Shipbuilder Rongsheng Heavy Industries Acquires 60% Stake in Kyrgyzstan’s Oilfields

    Carrie Ann
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, is China’s largest private ship-building and petro-chemical engineering company. China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, China’s largest private ship-building and petro-chemical engineering company, is now venturing into oil and gas exploration via HK$2.2 billion acquisition in Kyrgyzstan, it announced on Thursday. The Hong Kong-listed Jiangsu-based company revealed in a statement that it has, through a subsidiary, bought a 60 percent stake in New Continental Oil and Gas Co. Ltd for HK $2.184 billion ($281.82 million). New Continental Oil and Gas, along with…
  • Samsung along with Barnes & Noble unveils Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

    Anna Domanska
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Mike Huseby, CEO of Barnes & Noble, during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook The US book chain Barnes & Noble and South Korean electronics maker Samsung have joined forces to release the latest version of its Nook electronic reading device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook was announced on Wednesday at an event held at Barnes & Noble’s store in Union Square, New York City. The American bookseller released anexisting Samsung tablet as a replacement for the Nook HD+, which it manufactured and launched in 2009. The device is being marketed as…
  • Ford Plans on Hybrid 2018 to Rival Prius Series

    Christy Gren
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Ford Fusion Hybrid 2nd Gen Ford Motor Co. announced on Wednesday that it plans to present another hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to go up against the top of the line Toyota Prius, said two sources familiar with the company’s plans. It is speculated to be Ford’s first dedicated hybrid, a vehicle intended to be marketed solely as a hybrid, instead of a variety of a current fuel model, for example, the automaker’s Fusion crossover, the sources said. The manufacturing of the hybrid gasoline-electric car will be done outside Detroit. The sources said Ford in the end could…
 
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Philippines Hosts the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship

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

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

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

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

    Raffy Pekson II
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experienced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • UPS store at 51 locations hit with Malware, Customers' Card data at risk

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

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

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

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

    Sabari Selvan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Security Researchers have come across a new variants of the Crypto-Ransomware that is designed to encrypt files on infected machines. One of the variants spotted by Trend Micro, dubbed as CryptoBlocker, infects only files smaller than 100Mb in size and will not infect system and application files. TrendMicro said this new variant does not use CryptoAPIs and uses Advanced Encryption Standard(AES) to encrypt files instead of RSA. Researchers believe the author of this variant might be new to creation of ransomware because the compiler notes haven't been removed from this binary. Another…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • BaylorIC Worldwide TV Now Showing “The Trials Of Muhammad Ali” Trailer & much more

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

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

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

    ingram jones
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Originally posted on BaylorIC Worldwide TV: In this interview about Culture,Sport and Mindset in Grenada Ingram Jones talks about his dream of coaching cricket in the caribbean, and being on the island of Grenada, the various challenges and mindsets with shocking revelations. Even hear the truth about Olympic and World 400 Metre Athlete Kirani James. You dont need to be a fan of sport but if you love community, community building or to get a better insight as to what is really going on, this interview is for you. Uncut and speaking from the heart. http://www.bayloricworldwide.com…
  • BaylorIC TV Interviews Nubia Magazine Editor Angela Rahman

    ingram jones
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Editor Angela Rahman Talks to BaylorIC TV about “Nubia Magazine” http://nubiamagazine.com/ Check out BaylorIC TV http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Nubia Magazine Background: Nubia Magazine established since July 2008 is a community publication and now with a magazine site that enables our global community to engage collectively across the spheres. Nubia Magazine Mission: Our mission is to promote positive representations and celebrate achievements across the globe, combat negative misrepresentations within society that impact self-image and self-esteem, provide a platform to…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • China Policy as Cliché

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

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

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

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    “Do you believe that the US-Russian relations are now at Cold War levels?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Dianne Feinstein on Sunday. “Yes,” replied the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. During the same interview, on the State of the Union program, Feinstein hinted at the problems of imposing sanctions on Moscow, even in the aftermath of the murderous downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week with a missile almost certainly of Russian origin. “It’s difficult, because you need Russian help in so many things,” she said to Crowley. “The P5+1, Syria, and it goes on…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Worst Fate in the World for a Journalist

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

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

    Michael J. Totten
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Foreign Press Association is protesting “in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month." Of course this happened. Gaza is ruled by a dictatorship and a terrorist army, and this is what dictators and terrorists do. I’d flatly refuse to believe any report that said otherwise. Hezbollah pulled the same crap with me in Lebanon, and that was during peace time, not war time. I also told my readers about it and refused to be…
  • Who Are the Yezidis?

    Michael J. Totten
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    The Weekly Standard asked me to write a piece explaining who Iraq's Yezidis are since I spent some time with them in 2006 and 2008. Here's the first part. Islamic State terrorists, formerly known as ISIS, have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority in and around the city of Sinjar and taken hundreds of women as slaves. Some of the victims were buried alive. Their only crime: not being Muslims. Tens of thousands bolted from Sinjar and fled to a remote mountaintop without food, water, or shelter where many more perished. If the United States hadn’t air dropped…
  • Why the US is Bombing Iraq and Not Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Cable news reporters have spent all weekend asking one US government official after another why we’re bombing Iraq and not Syria if we’re motivated by humanitarian concerns as Washington says. I have yet to hear a straight answer, perhaps because the administration thinks a straight answer is undiplomatic. But I’m not a diplomat, and I can explain it point-blank. So here it is. It’s real simple. The US is bombing Iraq right now because the psychopaths of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) are attacking the Kurds. Morally and philosophically, the death of every innocent person on…
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia Yet—From Vladimir Putin

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    28 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin may have suffered a setback with the successful presidential election in Ukraine, but he can claim a significant consolation prize. Elections to the European Parliament, held simultaneously with Ukraine’s presidential vote, resulted in a surge of far-right and nationalist parties—many of which are vocal allies of Putin’s Kremlin. In France, in a political earthquake for the country, the far-right National Front (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, topped the poll with 24.9 percent. Le Pen has been outspoken in her support for the Kremlin—a feeling reciprocated by…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

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

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

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When Vladimir Putin’s proxies shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with close to 300 passengers over eastern Ukraine on July 17th, I was shocked. But I wasn’t shocked on July 15th, when the former head of the Ukrainian General Staff stated that 330 Ukrainian soldiers had died in the course of Kyiv’s anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, while the press liaison of the National Security and Defense Council said the correct number was 258. Both numbers were immediately wrong, as some 10 soldiers were killed that day. The sad fact is that I’m getting used to Putin’s killing spree.
 
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    Nerve Spark

  • The Business of Wildlife Rehabilitation

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

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

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

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

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

  • “Millions of people have seen their savings evaporate…”-By Ziad K Abdelnour

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

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

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    By Ziad K Abdelnour The post Ziad Abdelnour- Global Economy will get Worse before it gets Better appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • “Capital goes where it’s welcomed….”Economic warfare book: Ziad Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    The money, property, and other valuables which absolutely represent the wealth of an individual or business is called Capital. New insights for investors and business people looking to create wealth in the turbulent post-crisis world In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they are actually waging a war on the most productive members of society. For investors, business…
  • Game Of Finance

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Have we learned anything from the Financial Crisis? I would say nothing at all…. In fact, instead of changing their behavior to prevent another crisis regarding finance, the Powers-that-be seem to be doubling down on the strategies that Caused the Financial Crisis in the First Place Liberals blame deregulation and reckless Wall Street greed for the economic crisis. Conservatives blame bad government policy. What are they doing? Well here again…. they are: 1. Pushing banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit (sound familiar?) 2. Deregulating and even promoting insane levels of…
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • Farrah Abraham Spent Her Stripper Money On A Car

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    ... The post Farrah Abraham Spent Her Stripper Money On A Car appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Is A Stripper Now Guess How Much Money Farrah Abraham Has Made Off Her Sex Tape? Here’s The First Clip From Farrah Abraham’s ‘Sex Tape’
  • Looks Like 50 Cent Was Right, Floyd Mayweather Can’t Read

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    22 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    ... The post Looks Like 50 Cent Was Right, Floyd Mayweather Can’t Read appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: 50 Cent Wants Floyd Mayweather To Show He Can Read For Charity Floyd Mayweather Held On To Remain Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Made More Than $14,000 Per Second For His Fight
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    22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
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    ... The post Check Out How Current College Football Coaches Have Done Against Top 25 Teams appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: A look at the gear that college football teams wear Check Out The Wives And Girlfriends Of Some Of The Top Coaches In College College Football 2013: Ranking the Big Ten’s Head Coaches
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  • Di Maria-less Madrid in disarray as Atletico seals revenge

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    With the Argentine set to depart and Cristiano Ronaldo struggling for fitness, coach Carlo Ancelotti saw his side surrender a trophy they were expecting to win on Friday …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Di Maria-less Madrid in disarray as Atletico seals revenge appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Ramos: Madrid will get over defeat

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The defender has played down the impact of his side’s Supercopa de Espana defeat to its city rival. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Ramos: Madrid will get over defeat appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Can Mario Balotelli handle the heat on his Premier League return?

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Liverpool will reportedly acquire former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. But was it a bargain? …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Can Mario Balotelli handle the heat on his Premier League return? appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Cyborg moths to the rescue!

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    By Eric Mack Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Cyborg moths to the rescue! appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • CNET Giveaway: Roku 3

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    By Justina Nguyen Tell us which villain from a movie you would be for a chance to win* a Roku 3. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post CNET Giveaway: Roku 3 appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • The First Steps New Muslim Should Take

    Muhammad Naveed
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    As usual, the ringer of the bell had left by the time I put my oon and made it to the door which is not a bad thing But this time when I opened the door there, on the step, was a bundle of joy. No, it was not a small child abandoned by a good hearted mother who just couldn’t take care of it. It was box of books! Books I had ordered a few days prior for my Ramadan reading list. Intentions New converts are often told that to adopt the Islamic way of life they must start with outward expressions like dressing more modesty and growing the beard. But all too often people(new Muslims or…
  • Eid al-Adha in United State

    Muhammad Naveed
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Many Muslims in the US observe Feast of Sacrifice, also known as Eid al-Adha, every year. Eid al-Adha festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son (Ismail, AS) to God. This festival marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.   What do people do on Eid al Adha? Many Muslims in US celebrate this festival with prayers and social gatherings. The Eid al-Adha services cat draw thousands of Muslims in various places such as Orlando (Florida) and Chicago (Illinois). Many Muslims of many heritages, including Pakistan, North Africa, Eastern Europe, wear traditional…
  • Mufti of Ilorin, Sofyyullah Al-Abady Is Dead

    Muhammad Naveed
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Mufti of Ilorin, kwara State of Nigeria, Soffyyullah Muhammad Kamaldeen Abibullah Al-Abady, is dead; this pass away evening on 18th August, as reported by a website of Ilorin. Info.   He was born in18th June 1926, at Ile Ara-Agbaji, Okekere Ilorin. He was an erudite Islamic scholar who contributed immensely to the growth and development of Islam in Nigeria and beyond, Ilorin. Info reported.   He became the mufti of Ilorin Emirate in December 2013 when the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambri turbaned him to succeed late Sheikh SalaudeenKidiruApaolagi who succeed Sheikh…
  • The First Hajj Flight From Haj Committee of India 2014

    mahvish
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    The first Hajj flight on September 17 from Bhopal, India Haj committee of India said that the first Hajj flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia will take off from Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj airport on 17th September.  Madhya Pradesh Haj committee of India chairman Sanawwar Patel said that,  total of five (5) flights will take off from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage during 17th to 21th  September .   He also said that haj committee of India along with the officers of the Saudi Air Lines and Indian Airlines, had prepared a schedule to fly pilgrims from the Madhya Pradesh…
  • First Hajj Flight of 2014 on 28th August From Lahore, Pakistan

    mahvish
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    LAHORE: the pilgrimage is a fifth pillar of Islam therefore Muslim go to Mecca for perform Hajj in Dhu al-Hijja, and the first pilgrimage flight would leave for Mecca (in Saudi Arabia) on 28th August 2014 from the Lahore city. Saeed Ahmed Malik who is director of Hajj Lahore said that, visas of 13,000 intending pilgrims from the city have been stamped who will perform hajj under government scheme.   He also said that the flight schedule would be given to the pilgrims through post in a day. Hajj director said advised the pilgrims to reach the airport five hours ahead of the flight time on…
 
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    Spektra Media

  • Kim Hyun Joong Charged Over Repeated Instances of Alleged Assault and Battery

    Alexis Ballesteros
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Kim Hyun Joong’s alleged girlfriend has pressed criminal charges against the Korean singer for repeated instances of assault and battery spanning approximately two months, local media reported today. The girlfriend, identified only as “A”, had been dating Joong for around two years, with their relationship beginning in 2012. According to an acquaintance, “A” alleged that after several […]
  • Spektra to Close Brands, Shift Focus and Resources to Ongoing Expansion Efforts

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

    Michael Peng
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    “NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. THAT’S WHY ITS POTENTIAL IS INFINITE.” –Okabe Rintarou Ah, Steins;Gate. There are few anime as dear to me as this one, anime that have captured my heart so completely, whose characters have made me shamelessly weep none-too-masculine tears, whose themes have had me ponder the meaning of my otaku […]
  • Week Four: ‘Zankyou no Terror’ Finally Clinches Top Spot, Making Chart History

    Andrew Peng
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    After a persistent rise spanning four weeks, Zankyou no Terror made history as it became the first ever original anime series to top the charts in week four voting for the top ten anime of Summer 2014, according to data supplied by Anime Trending. The anime’s surge to first place pushes the previous leader, Sword Art Online II, back […]
  • The Third Promo for ‘Hanamonogatari’ Has Arrived

    Kevin Xiang
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The official website for Monogatari Series Second Season has released a third promotional video for Hanamonogatari (Flower Story), the latest installment in the Monogatari franchise.   The music featured in the video is the anime’s main ending theme song, “Hanaato -shirushi-” (What the Flowers Leave Behind -Proof-) by Marina Kawano. According to Anime News Network, this is the English translation […]
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  • NEW MUSIC: Tinashe – Pretend (Feat. A$ap Rocky)

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy verse. “When I’m looking for love, I pretend it’s you / A love that never ends,” she coos over a crashing snare. “The song with Rocky is definitely kind of a contemporary-sounding song,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “It doesn’t really sound like a lot of other songs on the radio, but it’s a midtempo feel and it’s kinda minimalistic…
  • Lawyer Feels He Won’t Win A Case, Murder Suspect Looks Like A Murderer

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    A Massachusetts lawyer is concerned that it will be difficult to find impartial jurors for an upcoming murder trial given his client’s unique appearance, namely, implanted horns and a satanic tattoo. Caius Veiovis, 33, is the third suspect to face trial in the August 2011 slayings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell. Veiovis’ signature look includes two rows of bumps resembling horns protruding from his forehead, a ‘666’ tattoo between them, and other facial and neck tattoos. After discussing the matter, a Hampden Superior Court judge on Thursday told defense…
  • Jessie J Third Album Title And Release Date Announced

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Following the release of “Bang Bang.” featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj which is already a top 10 hit in the U.S., Jessie J announces the title and release date of her upcoming third album. She took to social media to revealed the album titled “Sweet Talker” will arrive on October 13 in the U.K. followed by a worldwide release on October 14. The 12-track standard edition includes contributions from Diplo, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Max Martin, De La Soul, 2 Chainz, and violinist Lindsey Stirling, while the deluxe version adds three tracks. It was the quickest…
  • Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Split

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    The rumors about Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s split finally turned real. Cannon confirmed to Yahoo’s The Insider host Chris Spencer that he and Carey are currently living apart. “There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” The “America’s Got Talent” host said. The 33-year-old did, however, quash the rumor that the problems in his marriage are due to infidelity. The couple, who has been married since 2008, have 3-year-old twins together, Monroe and Moroccan. “My main focus is my kids,” Cannon told The Insider.
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Teyana Taylor – Maybe (Feat. Pusha T n Yo Gotti)

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Teyana Taylor is a wanted woman in the cinematic video for “Maybe” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti. Inspired by Eyes Wide Shut and Sin City, the dark and sexy scenes play out like a comic book. G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady slips into character as three different assassins (herself, Jacquéline Mercury, and Greyla Greathouse), rocking different looks while seducing her men. A blonde Teyana performs a striptease and hunts down her target at a masquerade ball. It was like a comic book theme so I got to play the beautiful assassin,” she said. “The look that I was going for was the whole…
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  • Black rapper in Ferguson berates CNN’s Don Lemon [VIDEO]

    Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, extended to the airwaves as CNN’s Don Lemon’s interview with musician Talib Kweli quickly turned into a shouting match. Kweli, who has been in Ferguson this past week to join protesters following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, began by criticizing the media coverage of the unrest, specifically CNN’s. “I felt like it was important for me to be here and control the narrative because the media has been doing a horrible job of making sure that the stories get out in the right way,” Kweli told Lemon. Lemon said he disagreed with the rapper’s…
  • Washington Post: ‘Will take more than words from Obama to stop ISIS threat’

    Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    With each day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. On Tuesday the group that calls itself the Islamic State released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley . Mr. Foley, as President Obama said Wednesday, “reported from difficult and dangerous places. . . . [He] courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings.” One reason there has been so little outcry as more than 150,000 Syrians have been killed and…
  • ISIS cowards behead journalist in name of caliphate

    Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    This article originally appeared in Fox News. The Obama administration was working early Wednesday to confirm whether a video released by Islamic militants purportedly showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley was authentic. However, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press Tuesday that they believed the video showed Foley’s death. A statement by Foley’s mother, Diane, posted on the “Find James Foley” Facebook page requested privacy “as we mourn and cherish Jim.” “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to…
  • FERGUSON: Protestors launch rocks at liberal MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin [VIDEO]

    Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin had to dodge rocks thrown at them by protesters during their live coverage of the events in Ferguson, MO. The protesters seemed to have no regard for the “friendly” liberal station as they voiced their dissatisfaction with media coverage of the protest, with one declaring it a “Civil Rights Movement.” Breitbart is reporting that both Hayes and Melvin left the scene uninjured.
  • RickPac sets the record straight on Gov. Rick Perry [VIDEO]

    Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Gov. Rick Perry made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury: “As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I’ve worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public’s confidence by acting…
 
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  • GIFF2014 : Dialogue on Financial Connectivity

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    The post GIFF2014 : Dialogue on Financial Connectivity appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Apple to open store in UAE

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Dubai: Apple has confirmed that it will open a store in the region after posting a job listing for a store in Dubai on its website. The post, which was dated August 18, sought a retail manager for the UAE. The new store would be the first in the region. In 2011, the company opened [...] The post Apple to open store in UAE appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • UAE tells citizens to avoid central London areas due to crime

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    DUBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has advised its citizens to stay away from several shopping and nightlife districts in central London because of the danger of crime, a warning that comes after two violent attacks on Emirati tourists in the capital this year. London is one of the most popular destinations [...] The post UAE tells citizens to avoid central London areas due to crime appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Al Jazeera rejects allegations from Al Gore on Current TV deal

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Aug 19 (Reuters) – Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the founders of Current TV, saying they were false and potentially misleading. Al Jazeera acquired Current TV for an estimated $500 million in 2013. Gore and Hyatt filed a lawsuit against the Qatar, Doha-based company on Friday for fraud [...] The post Al Jazeera rejects allegations from Al Gore on Current TV deal appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Kuwait Airways to buy 10 Boeing 777 jets

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways plans to buy 10 Boeing 777 jetliners, reported local Arabic daily Al Qabas yesterday. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that the KAC Board of Directors has issued a directive and is in the initial stages of discussions with Boeing. The purchase is said to be proceeding at the ‘behest of the [...] The post Kuwait Airways to buy 10 Boeing 777 jets appeared first on Amilin Post.
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  • Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College Condemns “Offensive Language”

    WebSolutions
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College President Condemns “Offensive Language”   “…University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sent a university-wide email earlier today condemning the use of “offensive racial language” in a Snapchat sent by a member of Chi Omega sorority…’ [CRIMSON] [UPDATE] BUT WAS THE OUTRAGEOUS ‘N-WORD’ IMAGE A PHOTO SHOPPED FRAME JOB !! FIND OUT MORE HERE … Continue reading » The post Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College Condemns “Offensive Language” appeared…
  • Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police

    WebSolutions
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police “…dispute appeared to start after words were exchanged on Facebook, police said. Both women suffered minor scrapes and bruises and both women were cited for disorderly conduct for fighting in public…’ [PENNLIVE] FIND OUT MORE HERE [UPDATE] READ POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE HERE **if … Continue reading » The post Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts:…
  • Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose

    WebSolutions
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose ‘…she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered and put into the river in this condition…I’m sure she didn’t realize the danger she was putting herself. We are asking for people to help us and come forward…’ [TORONTOSUN] FIND OUT MORE HERE … Continue reading » The post Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College Professor Tackled…
  • Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers

    WebSolutions
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers “…the wheelchair scam was designed to exploit blind spots in Medicare, which often pays insurance claims without checking them first. Criminals disguised themselves as medical-supply companies. They ginned up bogus bills, saying they’d provided expensive wheelchairs to Medicare patients — who, in reality, didn’t need wheelchairs at … Continue reading » The post Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers appeared first on your assignment editor…
  • Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage

    WebSolutions
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage “…When the taxi driver and a manager opened the trunk, they saw blood on the luggage and drove the car to a police station, where the victim’s body was found inside a hard-sided gray suitcase…’  [CHITRIB] FIND OUT MORE HERE [UPDATE] NEW INFORMATION HERE [UPDATE] ADDITIONAL … Continue reading » The post Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College Professor Tackled…
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  • Two new Ebola virus cases in Nigeria hurls hopes of swift containment

    Princeton
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Nigeria’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Tuesday that the country could be Ebola-free in the course of a week, with only two known cases in quarantine. Nigerians’ glimmer of hope that the country would be Ebola-free has been subdued, with the report of two new cases on Friday. The new cases are spouses of two […]
  • Microsoft ‘Windows 9′ reportedly set to be revealed September 30

    Coteam
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    According to news reports, Microsoft discloses its plan to introduce Windows 8’s successor ‘codename: Threshold’, likely Windows 9, at the end of next month. Code-named Microsoft Windows Threshold will arrive with a wide range of improvements: including a “mini” Smart Menu, separate windows for Metro-style applications running on the desktop, and support for virtual desktops. […]
  • Jessie Nizewitz “Dating Naked” star sues VH1 for $10m over uncensored genital shot

    Coteam
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jessie Nizewitz, 28, VH1 reality show “Dating Naked” star is allegedly suing VH1 operator Viacom for $10 million after producers aired an uncensored version of her rather intimate date, which also happened to reveal an unforgiving genital shot. Nizewitz claims that she agreed to appear on Dating Naked cause the network assured that her private […]
  • Mariah Carey and husband separated, Nick Cannon confirmed

    Princeton
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Rumors has been swirling that Mariah Carey, 44, and Nick Cannon, 33, marriage is going to the dogs. Cannon recently confirms that he and Mariah are currently living in separate homes, and that their marriage is in trouble waters. “There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.” Cannon […]
  • American Ebola Patients, Dr. Kent Brantly & Nancy Writebol released

    Coteam
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Kent Brantly, the first-ever Ebola Virus Disease patient to receive the experimental serum “ZMapp”, and first Ebola patient to be treated in the U. S., has been released from Emory Hospital in Atlanta. He was also discharged from the hospital alongside Nancy Writebol. Brantly and Writebol got infected with Ebola virus diseases while they were […]
 
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  • Maverick Man: The Roller Coaster Persona of Rick Perry

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

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

    Aliyah Bixby-Driesen
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    On August 5th, Japan’s cabinet approved a Ministry of Defense white paper detailing the security situation around Japan and their intentions for the Self Defense Force in the upcoming year. For any other state... The post Japan’s Military: Proactive Peace appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • The Ballad of Ferguson: Analyzing the Police State

    Jack O'Brien
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
      I remember the first time I genuinely feared a police officer. As a white male in this country it doesn’t happen often but when it does, you remember it with a chilling sense... The post The Ballad of Ferguson: Analyzing the Police State appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Erdogan’s Complicated Relationship With Democracy

    Ezer Smith
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    A month ago at the confirmation hearing for John Bass, the new nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, the only blip on the political radar was an uncomfortable 3 minutes of questioning by John... The post Erdogan’s Complicated Relationship With Democracy appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

    IANS
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    United Nations:  The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there “has dropped off the international radar”. “Pillay said that the number released by her office is more than double the number documented a year ago,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing here. “But, she said, tragically, the new figure is probably underestimates the real total number of people killed,” Xinhua…
  • Hamas attack kills boy in Israel

    IANS
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Jerusalem: A four-year-old boy was killed Friday evening by a mortar attack on southern Israel by Hamas, authorities said. The child was killed when a mortar barrage launched from the Gaza Strip hit a car near a kindergarten in Sdot Negev Regional Council near the Israel-Gaza border, Xinhua quoted a spokesperson with the Israeli military as saying. It is the first Israeli casualty since a fresh round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that dominates Gaza, started Tuesday, Magen David Adom, Israel’s Red Cross, said. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
  • Cuban fishermen discover ancient artifacts

    IANS
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Havana:  Fishermen in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province have discovered artifacts believed to be from a 17th or 18th century shipwreck. The “important marine archaeological find” was recently discovered off the coast of Puerto Esperanza, a town in Pinar del Rio, Xinhua reported. The find comprises some 60 artifacts, including firearms, cannon balls, swords and machetes. “While it’s important to point out that this is an interesting discovery, it’s crucial to insist that such finds of historical value must remain and be preserved in their own setting,” a…
  • Two IS militants arrested in Morocco

    IANS
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Rabat:  Two Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to leave for training camps in Syria and Iraq, were arrested in Morocco, the interior ministry said. The two have connections with foreign extremists and were planning to receive military training in IS camps before carrying out attacks in Morocco, the ministry said in a statement Friday. One of them had close relations with a criminal group in Fez city. The detentions led to the arrest of four more people in connection with the gang. Morocco is facing a “serious terrorist threat” linked to the growing number of people…
  • Man survives in Brazilian forest eating insects

    IANS
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Brasilia:  A man lost in the Brazilian forest survived for 12 days by eating insects. Gileno Vieira da Rocha, 65, was found by a peasant in the rainforest region of the Vila de Sucunduri municipality, 435 km from Manaus city, capital of Amazonas, authorities said Friday. Rocha, an engineer who was working on a sports field in Vila de Sucunduri, had an argument with residents and walked out of the hotel located on the Trans-Amazonian Highway and ended up getting lost in the forest, police official Francisco Rocha said. The official said the peasant found the engineer, unconscious with cuts…
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