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  • Unsung Heroes of Everest - Program Feed
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Unsung Heroes of Everest With a death rate statistically higher than soldiers in the Iraq war, why would anyone risk their life to climb Mount Everest? Photographer Aaron Huey points his camera at the unsung heroes of mountaineering-the Sherpas. Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion:
  • Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78

    NYT > Home Page
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The 1975 fad made Mr. Dahl, a down-at-the-heels advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, a millionaire practically overnight, but he came to regret the brainstorm that gave rise to it in the first place.
  • Opposition wins Nigeria election

    BBC News - Home
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
  • The world's happiest countries - World
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
  • Iran nuclear talks extended

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    31 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov returned to Switzerland from Russia for the talks
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  • Opposition wins Nigeria election

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
  • 'Alarming' rise in death sentences

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.
  • Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero hours contracts.
  • VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.
  • Deadline for Iran talks extended

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
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  • Secret, unlimited donations could boost a Jeb Bush run

    Ed O'Keefe, Matea Gold
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Jeb Bush has given his tacit endorsement to a new group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret, part of a bold effort by his advisers to create a robust external political operation before he declares his expected White House bid.Read full article >>
  • Indiana law draws Republican White House hopefuls into the culture wars

    Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The national debate over an Indiana religious-liberties law seen as anti-gay has drawn the entire field of Republican presidential contenders into the divisive culture wars, which badly damaged Mitt Romney in 2012 and which GOP leaders eagerly sought to avoid for 2016.Read full article >>
  • Lufthansa knew of co-pilot’s previous ‘severe depression’ in 2009

    Anthony Faiola, Michael Birnbaum
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    BERLIN — The co-pilot who crashed Flight 9525 into a French mountainside last week had informed the German carrier Lufthansa in 2009 about a “previous episode of severe depression,” the airline said on Tuesday, raising fresh questions about the series of decisions that allowed Andreas Lubitz to stay in the skies. Read full article >>
  • Diplomats to continue Iran nuclear talks past deadline into Wednesday

    Carol Morello
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program blew past a Tuesday deadline, U.S. officials said, with diplomats struggling to reach consensus on the difficult issues of sanctions, enrichment research and future limits.Read full article >>
  • Iraqi prime minister claims victory against Islamic State in Tikrit

    Loveday Morris
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces claimed to have seized the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants on Tuesday after U.S.-led airstrikes cleared the way for ground operations, an advance that would mark the government’s most significant victory over the extremists since their summer blitz.Read full article >>
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  • The Vietnam War, Part II: Losses and Withdrawal (50 photos)

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Early in 1968, North Vietnamese troops and the Viet Cong launched the largest battle of the Vietnam War, attacking more than 100 cities simultaneously with more than 80,000 fighters. After brief losses, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces regained lost territory, and dealt heavy losses to the North. Tactically, the offensive was a huge loss for the North, but it marked a significant turning point in public opinion and political support, leading to a drawdown of U.S. troop involvement, and eventual withdrawal in 1973. This photo essay, part two of a three-part series, covers the war years between…
  • The Vietnam War, Part I: Early Years and Escalation (46 photos)

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam. They were the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades. The communist government of North Vietnam (backed by the Soviet Union and China) was locked in a battle with South Vietnam (supported by the United States) in a Cold War proxy fight. The U.S. had been providing aid and advisors to the South since the 1950s, slowly escalating operations to include bombing runs and ground troops. By 1968, more than 500,000 U.S. troops were in the country, fighting alongside South…
  • Photos of the Week: 3/21-3/27 (35 photos)

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, tornado damage in Oklahoma, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more. An Orthodox priest blesses Sergey Semchenko of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on March 26, 2015, in Kazakhstan. The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the…
  • On This Day 36 Years Ago: The Signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (1 photos)

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    In 1978, after more than a year of diplomatic efforts, the Camp David Accords were signed, establishing a framework for peace between Egypt and Israel. Egypt had been in a state of declared war with Israel since 1948, punctuated by several short but violent conflicts, including the Six-Day War in 1967. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance laid the groundwork to get representatives from Egypt and Israel to meet and discuss conditions for ending hostilities and normalizing diplomatic relations. Israel agreed to withdraw its troops from the Sinai Peninsula, and…
  • The Big Thaw (31 photos)

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Friday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, despite continued wintry conditions in a few places (I'm looking at you, New England). As the sunlight becomes more prevalent, people, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes to step outside, bloom, and otherwise welcome the sunshine. These photos show festivals and glimpses of the new season from around the world, as we shake off the winter and greet the spring. Sun shines through the petals of a daisy in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on March 9, 2015. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Meet the man who invents hundreds of strange and unique instruments [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Here's a guy with an unusual hobby. He invents instruments that no one has ever seen or heard. Then, he learns to play them. It's up to you whether this is a worthwhile endeavor. The post Meet the man who invents hundreds of strange and unique instruments [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The importance of responsive design [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Is your website optimized to perform on any platform? It should be now that customers are buying and making purchasing decisions using all kinds of technology. The post The importance of responsive design [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Listen to this dot matrix printer play “Eye of the Tiger” [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You may not think printers are musical, but you haven't heard a well-programed dot matrix printer before. Listen to this printer play a rousing rendition of "Eye of the Tiger." The post Listen to this dot matrix printer play “Eye of the Tiger” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This Brazilian zombie prank is downright cruel [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The time and money that went into this prank must have been extensive. A few poor souls get into a train car, the lights go off, and suddenly the car is surrounded by zombies, who eventually get into the train. And it's all captured on camera. The post This Brazilian zombie prank is downright cruel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Scientists go medieval on MRSA…and it works [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Nothing funnier than a joke about leeching and bleeding wounds to poke fun at ye olde medicinal practices, but scientists who decided to test out a medieval recipe on MRSA in mice wounds aren't laughing: They're shocked. The post Scientists go medieval on MRSA…and it works [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Documentaries and the line between journalism and entertainment

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Jane Kirtley, Joe Berlinger Sunday’s premier of HBO’s newest offering, “Going Clear,” marks the latest addition to the growing trend of popular documentaries. Previously, consumers had enjoyed the likes of WBEZ’s Serial podcast, as well as HBO’s “The Jinx” – both true crime narratives that resulted in real-life consequences for their subjects. Today, we discuss serialized and dramatized documentaries, and the blurry line between real-life, film, journalism, entertainment, and the law. We’re joined by JANE KIRTLEY, the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at…
  • Love the second (or third) time around

    Susan Greenbaum
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Helen Fisher and Pepper Schwartz Americans are living longer and increasingly, after the loss of a loved one either by death or through divorce, older folks are looking for love again. But the decision to enter the dating scene can be complicated, especially since dating rules and rituals have changed. How do you meet someone online? What do you do about grown children who may not approve? And, of course, what about sex? This morning on Radio Times, it’s “love the second time around” with anthropologist HELEN FISHER and sociologist PEPPER SCHWARTZ. Image: Charlene Lobo…
  • The effect of immigration on jobs; why jobs are moving away from where people live

    Debbie Bilder
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Adam Davidson, Natalie Holmes President Obama’s executive action on immigration is facing challenges from Congress and there’s a lawsuit filed by 26 states. One of the most common charges against immigration is that immigrants take jobs away from Americans, particularly working-class Americans. But in his recent New York Times Magazine column “It’s the Economy,” ADAM DAVIDSON debunked that myth. We’ll hear from Davidson, who is also the co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, on why he believes immigrants help, not hurt, the economy. Then, how long is your commute? A new…
  • Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel “Green on Blue”

    Emily Bryant
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Elliot Ackerman ELLIOT ACKERMAN served eight years in the military as both an infantry and special operations officer in the United States Marine Corps. During that time, he earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his role leading a rifle platoon in the November 2004 Battle of Fallujah, as well as Bronze Star for Valor while leading a Marine Corps Special Operations Team in Afghanistan in 2008. In this hour of Radio Times, he joins us to discuss his debut novel Green on Blue. Deemed an “unusual” first novel, the story is told from the point of view of Aziz, a young Afghan orphan.
  • The Latest in Solar Energy Developments Nationally and Locally

    Emily Bryant
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Bobby Magill, Vera Cole, and David Wright In this hour of Radio Times, guest host Jeff Brady will be discussing the latest national news about solar energy and the solar industry with BOBBY MAGILL, a senior science writer at Climate Central. Then we’ll hear from VERA COLE, president of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, about the growth of the solar energy industry locally and her experiences with the technology. We’ll also hear from DAVID WRIGHT, a former National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners president, about what the rise of solar energy means for…
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    The Conversation

  • Amazon Dash finally brings sense to the Internet of Things

    Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at University of Toronto
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Amazon just announced a new product called the Dash button. Basically, it is a button with a label like Tide or Cottonelle, connected to the internet and available only to Amazon Prime members (you know, the subscription that gives you free shipping). When you need to buy the thing associated with the button, you press the button and a fresh supply turns up at your house a couple of days later. Its usefulness to the consumer is obvious. You are sitting on the commode, notice you are running low on toilet paper and rather than having to fiddle with your phone (even if you have it there), you…
  • The Conversation launches into Africa

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In May this year The Conversation Africa will launch from a base in Johannesburg. TC-Africa will be the fourth TC edition to launch after Australia in 2011, UK (2013), and US (2014). The launch of the African site is part of a long-term goal to create a global network of trusted content that draws on the expertise of academics and researchers worldwide to inform public debate, explain complex problems and collaborate on developing solutions. The team of 10 in Africa will be led by former editor of the Financial Mail, Caroline Southey, along with a general manager, Alexandra Storey. The…
  • Harper makes case for competition overhaul: experts react

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Economist Ian Harper has delivered the final report in the most comprehensive review of competition law and policy in more than 20 years. Mark Graham/AAPThe removal of restrictions on retail trading hours, pharmacies and parallel imports, and a controversial “effects test” on existing misuse of market power rules are among the many recommendations contained in the final report of the Competition Policy Review released yesterday. Boosting competition in the health, education and community sectors has been identified as a priority by the panel, which said even small improvements in these…
  • Explainer: what is the competition 'effects test'?

    Alexandra Merrett, Competition Lawyer; Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Harper competition policy review recommendations include changing the way misuse of market power can be prosecuted. Image sourced from, CC BYExtensive lobbying by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and some interest groups appears to have brought an “effects test” one step closer, following the recommendations of Ian Harper’s Competition Policy Review panel. But what is an effects test, and what would it mean? All the fuss relates to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act: the provision of our competition laws which regulates…
  • Ageing population calls for more reverse mortgages

    Harry Scheule, Associate Professor, Finance, UTS Business School at University of Technology, Sydney
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Financial System Inquiry has suggested allowing more Australians to tap the equity in their home would boost the efficiency of Australia's financial system. Image from www.shutterstock.comReverse mortgages are a way to release the equity in a home, which is an important component of wealth for many Australians. Such mortgages have been proposed by the Financial System Inquiry as a way to support the dissipation of wealth by retirees and boost the efficiency of Australia’s financial system. The following chart shows the stark increase in mortgage lending by Australian banks since the…
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    Big Picture

  • Radioactive Fukushima

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Many residents of Okuma, a village near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, are angry about government plans to dump some 30 million tons of radioactive debris raked up after the March 2011 nuclear disaster in a sprawling waste complex on their doorstep. Few believe Tokyo’s assurances that the site will be cleaned up and shut down after 30 years. In the four years since the disaster, Japan has allocated over $15 billion to lower radiation levels around the plant. Every day, teams of workers blast roads with water, scrub down houses, cut branches and scrape contaminated soil off farmland.
  • Crisis in Yemen

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Since the horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques last week, Yemen has been tumbling into chaos. Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility, intensifying conflict with the rebel Houthi group that continues to gain control of parts of the country. Saudia Arabia has conducted airstrikes to try to stop the advance, and ground troops could also be sent from other countries. NOTE: Graphic content -- By Leanne Burden SeidelAnti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz, March 23. Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite…
  • Mascots bring the spirit

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    With the NCAA March Madness Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams. Here are some of them, and other mascots representing their team or organization. -- By Lloyd YoungThe mascot of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 68-49 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)
  • Ceremony fit for a king

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Leicester, England, Sunday to view the coffin of King Richard III as it made its way to Leicester Cathedral for three days of public viewing before his remains are reinterred during a service attended by members of the royal family. The skeletal remains of the king were discovered in 2012 under a parking lot some 500 years after he was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. -- By Lloyd YoungThe King Richard III statue stands in the gardens of Leicester Cathedral, in Leicester, central England on March 19. King Richard III, the medieval…
  • Spring scenes

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The vernal equinox is anticipated by many looking forward to warmer temperatures and a welcoming rebirth. In some areas of the world, the signs are more apparent. This year, the first day of spring held the distinction of coinciding with a solar eclipse. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPedestrians walk past flowering trees in Piedmont Park, March 16, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/Associated Press)
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    Slate Articles

  • Getting to Maybe

    Fred Kaplan
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    At the stroke of midnight in Switzerland, the diplomats at the Iran nuclear talks went passed their self-imposed March 31 deadline without formally setting a “framework” for going forward. So does that mean diplomacy has run its course, the negotiations should fold, and the confrontation with Tehran should proceed solely in the realm of threats, force, and showdowns?
  • What’s a Walking Bass Line?

    Mike Pesca
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Listen to Episode 226 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Were We Too Hard on Jonah Lehrer?

    Daniel Engber
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    “My very first thought every morning is what I’ve done wrong,” says disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer in Jon Ronson’s new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, out today from Riverhead Press. “There’s a tremendous amount of remorse. And as time passes, that isn’t going away. It is miserable and haunting.”
  • The Slow Evolution of Mike Pence

    William Saletan
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Should it be legal to refuse service to gay people?
  • Privacy Is Becoming a Premium Service

    David Auerbach
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Big Cable is watching you.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Coming in April: ‘American Terrorist’

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    by Tom Detzel On April 21, ProPublica and PBS’ Frontline investigate American-born terrorist David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. The film – an updated and expanded version of our earlier investigation, “A Perfect Terrorist” – explores how and why Headley and the other Mumbai plotters slipped past secret electronic surveillance and how Headley planned another Charlie Hebdo-like assault against a Danish newspaper until a tip brought him down. Related coverage: Read about how Indian and British intelligence agencies monitored the…
  • Billions Blown in Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending? (MuckReads Edition)

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Megan McCloskey After routing the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, the U.S. government began a now 13-year effort to stabilize and develop the country. It has cost taxpayers billions — and some say, achieved little. These stories examine the waste and problems plaguing U.S. reconstruction efforts that, despite the end of combat, will continue to cost billions — even as our military presence shrinks. We are also investigating the failures, and would like to hear from people involved in U.S. reconstruction in Afghanistan. What went wrong? Share your story. After troops leave,…
  • How Have U.S. Efforts to Rebuild Afghanistan Gone? Help ProPublica Investigate

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Megan McCloskey Over the last 13 years, American taxpayers have footed an enormous bill on Afghan reconstruction projects — more inflation-adjusted dollars, in fact, than were spent on the Marshall Plan to rebuild a devastated Europe after World War II. The Pentagon, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have spent the billions on building an Afghan army and police force, constructing roads, schools, health clinics and other structures, and developing governance projects such as a court system. But have those programs been successful? The Special Inspector…
  • Podcast: Reporters Debate: To Feed the Twitter Trolls, or Not?

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan To be a reporter in 2015, you all but have to be on Twitter. And that means wrestling with the daily question of just how much of yourself goes into a very public persona. It’s hard to imagine finding four reporters with more divergent styles on that front than ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Lois Beckett and Charles Ornstein, who tackle the ups and downs of Twitter in today’s podcast. Hannah-Jones, who presents a “tamped-down version” of her personality on Twitter, says she tries, sometimes unsuccessfully, not to let…
  • The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with the Washington Post. Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows. The extraordinary outlays for these breakthrough drugs, which can cost $1,000 a day or more, will be borne largely by federal taxpayers, who pay for most of Medicare's prescription drug program. But the expenditures will also mean higher deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs…
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  • Line up on the lock

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Waiting for the locks to open at Grate Bridge Chesapeake.
  • The Buckingham Celebrates Rodeo Season with Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Emmy award-winning journalist and producer Bob Phillips has been covering the Texan way of life for over 40 years. He’s most famous for his TV show, Texas Country Reporter, which focuses on everyday heroes who embody the Texan spirit and make the world a better place. The Buckingham recently hosted Phillips for a special appearance to share his many stories of unsung Texan heroes that he has accumulated over decades of traveling the back roads of the Lone Star State. The event was attended by residents and invited guests and included a keynote followed by a special Q&A session. He…
  • Outrage over selfie taken at East Village Explosion.

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    These Village Idiots took a Selfie at the wrong place at the wrong time, recent explosion in NYC. Everything that's wrong with NYC summed up in one photo.
  • Man beat up in Manhattan 7Ave @34 st

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Man beat up and thrown on street after altercation in Manhattan 7Ave @ 34St ... Police was quick on scene . Concern about concussion as he hit sidewalk with neck . 
  • Austin Woman Reflects on Career in Nuclear Engineering

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    According to the latest statistics from the National Science Foundation, women are highly underrepresented in the science, math and engineering fields. The last few decades have seen a big push by the government to even out the disparity between the genders in the workplace by hiring more women and starting programs to get girls interested in science and math at a young age. March is Women’s History Month and the perfect opportunity to recognize the women in these fields who fought stereotypes early on and continued to follow their dreams. Querencia at Barton Creek resident Yvonne Ferris,…
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  • Obama Veto Protects Labor Board Rule

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    President Obama rejected a legislation that would have scrapped a National Labor Relations Board rule streamlining union-organizing elections, his fourth veto since taking office.
  • Bright House Makes Malone Player Again

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    John Malone missed out on acquiring Time Warner Cable, but his deal to buy Bright House Networks is putting him back at the center of the cable industry’s transformation.
  • A Sweet New Job for Comcast CFO

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Comcast is creating a $4.1 billion investment company in partnership with its chief financial officer, Michael J. Angelakis, to hunt for growth at home and abroad as the U.S. cable market matures.
  • Hedge Fund Traders Return to Fray With $1 Billion Launches

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Several big name traders are launching hedge funds in the U.K.’s capital as a surge in new startups gathers momentum.
  • Treasurys Rise to Continue Win Streak

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    U.S. government bonds rose Tuesday to cap the fifth quarterly gain in a row, the longest winning streak in more than a decade.
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  • The Americans Is Renewed for Season 4

    Andrew Katz
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    USA! USA! FX has renewed The Americans for a fourth season. The Cold War thriller will get another 13 episodes next year, EW has learned. FX is enthusiastic about the show’s critical acclaim, noting The Americans currently has the top spot on critic aggregation site Metacritic, with a 92 out of 100 average (including EW’s review). “Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” said Nick Grad, programming president at FX. “The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best…
  • Man With Gun Detained at University of California, Irvine

    Andrew Katz
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    (IRVINE, Calif.) — Police at the University of California, Irvine, have detained a man who was seen carrying a gun on campus. Students were told to shelter in place shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday after the report involving a tall, bald man near some flagpoles. University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon says the man apparently dropped the concealed gun, then picked it up and concealed it again and kept walking toward a plaza that houses the School of the Arts. Lawhon says the man was located about a half an hour later and was being interviewed. The school says there was no threat to the campus…
  • U.S. Resumes Weapons Flow to Egypt

    Mark Thompson
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    President Obama on Tuesday lifted his nearly two-year ban on shipping American weapons to Egypt, a restriction imposed after its military kicked out its elected government in 2013. Obama relayed news of the move in a telephone call to Egyptian President (and former Army general) Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. It will allow for the shipment of 12 F-16 aircraft, 20 Harpoon missiles and up to 125 M-1 Abrams tank upgrades. The White House added that the Administration will continue to ask Congress to approve $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt. CRSU.S. aid to Egypt is overwhelmingly for new…
  • Trevor Noah Responds to Backlash Over Past Tweets

    Jack Linshi
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    South African comedian Trevor Noah responded Tuesday to backlash against his jokes in old tweets that surfaced after Monday’s announcement that he was named The Daily Show’s new host. The 31-year-old successor to Jon Stewart fittingly took to Twitter to address his critics, claiming that his Twitter history is “not a true reflection” of his character. To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015 Noah had been accused of…
  • Arkansas Gives Final Approval to Religious-Freedom Bill

    Andrew Katz
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. The House voted Tuesday to approve the measure, which prohibits the state and local governments from infringing on a person’s religious beliefs without a “compelling” interest. The measure now heads to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who has said he will sign it into law. If enacted, the move will make Arkansas the second state to enact such a…
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Lib Dems will triple statutory paternity leave to 6 weeks if re-elected

    Frances Perraudin
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Nick Clegg and equalities minister Jo Swinson announce plan as shared parental leave is introduced across the countryThe Liberal Democrats will announce plans to triple statutory paternity leave to six weeks on Wednesday, the third day of the formal general election campaign.The plan will be unveiled by party leader Nick Clegg and Lib Dem equalities minister Jo Swinson, standing for re-election in East Dunbartonshire, coinciding with the introduction of shared parental leave across the country this week – a coalition policy the Liberal Democrats claim as their own. Continue reading...
  • Ed Balls: Vote for the SNP is vote for the Tories

    Libby Brooks
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    In Glasgow speech, shadow chancellor will say voting Labour is the only way to end Conservative austerityA vote for the SNP is a vote for continued Tory austerity, Ed Balls will tell an audience in Glasgow on Wednesday. In the second major speech by a senior Labour figure this week, the shadow chancellor will tell an audience at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: “There is only one way to end Tory austerity in Scotland and that’s by voting Labour.” Continue reading...
  • Medieval hospital cemetery for poor found under Cambridge University

    Press Association
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Remains of more than 1,000 people, many thought to be struggling scholars from 13th-15th centuries, discovered during excavations at St John’s CollegeOne of Britain’s largest medieval cemeteries containing the remains of more than 1,000 people has been unearthed under part of the University of Cambridge.The hospital cemetery, which catered largely for scholars who had fallen on hard times, was found during excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College. Continue reading...
  • Jeremy Clarkson joins Guardian drive for fossil fuel divestment

    Daisy Pofallor
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Former Top Gear presenter says being sacked by the BBC was a ‘wake-up call’ as he joins host of celebrities backing climate change campaignThe disgraced former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has become the latest celebrity to support the Guardian’s campaign for fossil fuel divestment.Following what he described as a “dark night of the soul”, Clarkson said he hoped to “regain the trust of the British public” by dedicating his time and financial resources to sustainable energy, road safety and forging mutual understanding and tolerance between people of different cultures and…
  • Bird 'backpacks' help scientists discover the longest oversea migration

    Hannah Devlin, science correspondent
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By fitting it with tiny geolocators, scientists have proven that the blackpoll warbler completes the longest known oversea journey for any land birdA tiny North American songbird migrates 1,500 miles non-stop over the Atlantic, scientists have discovered, in the longest known oversea journey for any land bird.The blackpoll warbler weighs only as much as a £2 coin and normally lives in forest environments, but once a year it embarks on a perilous three-day journey, scientists have found. Continue reading...
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Private Cities, Open to All

    Saskia De Rothschild
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    From The New York Times- The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people – a task comparable to building every city in the United States in 35 years. The global urban population is expected to rise to well over six billion by 2050 from 3.9 billion today. The world needs more cities. The task, however, is not simply to build them but to design them for today and the future. A city is…
  • A Visit to Europe’s Absurd New Border

    Saskia De Rothschild
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- Borders can be annoying, but largely predictable — in Europe at least. That is what truck driver Yevgeny believed until recently. Many of them are no longer monitored at all, but even those that are guarded rarely hold surprises for those wishing to cross them. “You know if you can zip across them or if you have to plan for a five-hour wait. But this one? I have no idea how it works.” The border he is referring to is that of a wartime stronghold on the edge of a largely borderless European continent. At the first checkpoint after Kurakhove,…
  • Latinos in the United States: How to Fire Up America

    Saskia De Rothschild
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    From The Economist-Eleven years ago a satirical film called “A Day Without a Mexican” (2004) imagined Californians running scared after their cooks, nannies and gardeners vanished. Set it in today’s America, and it would be a more sobering drama. If 57 million Hispanics were to disappear, public-school playgrounds would lose one child in four and employers from Alaska to Alabama would struggle to stay open. Imagine the scene by mid-century, when the Latino population is set to have doubled again. Listen to some, and this is a story of foreign scroungers threatening America, a…
  • Filmmaker on Indian Rapist’s Comments

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    From New York Times Video-Leslee Udwin, a British filmmaker who interviewed one of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus, said Mukesh Singh blamed the victim.   Watch the BBC documentary here. Read The New York Times’ ongoing coverage of the event here. Read the BBC News article on how Indian channel NDTV protested the government’s ban of the documentary.
  • Russia: Another Dead Democrat

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    From The New York Review of Books-Among the many questions surrounding the murder of Russian politician and liberal activist Boris Nemtsov on Friday evening, one of the most troubling is the location of the crime itself. Not only was he very close to the Kremlin when he was shot dead on Bol’shoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. He was also in an area that was under the intense surveillance—both with cameras and physical patrols—of the Federal Protection Service (FSO), a security agency that since 1996 has been under the direct control of the Russian president. When Vladimir Putin became president…
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    The Times of India

  • Govt defers increase in warning size on cig packs

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Under pressure from various quarters, the health ministry has put on hold its decision to carry bigger pictorial warnings on cigarette and other tobacco product packages from April 1.
  • NDA govt plans memorial for Narasimha Rao

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The Narendra Modi government has moved a proposal to erect a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao to honour him for being the architect of economic reforms.
  • Business class travel to cost more

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Business class air travel becomes expensive from Wednesday as service tax is now payable on 60% of ticket value than 40% earlier.
  • UGC a failure, must be scrapped: HRD panel

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Headed by former UGC chairperson Hari Gautam, the committee has said any "reshaping or restructuring" of UGC "will be a futile" exercise and so will be amending the UGC Act.
  • Doctors do avoidable surgeries to meet targets

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The numbers speak of Chennai’s rise as a medical capital: More than two lakh cataract surgeries in a year, a two-fold jump in caesarean section, a sharp spiral in hysterectomies.
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    The Good News Network

  • Slow and Steady Mars Rover Finally Completes Red Planet Marathon

    Terry Turner
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A time of 11 years, two months isn’t much to brag about if you’re running the Boston Marathon. It’s pretty good if you’re on Mars. NASA’s “Opportunity” rover has finally traveled 26.2 miles from its landing site — the length of a standard marathon race — across the surface of The post Slow and Steady Mars Rover Finally Completes Red Planet Marathon appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Terminally Ill Homeless Man and Dog Gifted With Apartment, Pet Food

    Good News Network
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    It all started with one good deed that led to an even bigger one, which resulted in a life-changing one, all in the name of helping homeless people with pets, who aren’t allowed in shelters because of their animal companions., an online site that showcases funny videos, planned to The post Terminally Ill Homeless Man and Dog Gifted With Apartment, Pet Food appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • What This Boy Did For Sick Girl At Hockey Game Has Everyone Cheering

    Good News Network
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    When seven-year-old Alyx Delaloye left chemotherapy for a Winnipeg Jets hockey game earlier this month, she couldn’t have known that an entire city was about to rally around her, including one particularly generous boy named Keaton. Earlier this year, Alyx was given a standing ovation when her family was shown on the The post What This Boy Did For Sick Girl At Hockey Game Has Everyone Cheering appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, March 31

    Good News Network
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Happy 80th Birthday to Herb Alpert, the musician and modern artist who is best know for the music of his Tijuana Brass band. He had five No. 1 albums, sold 72 million worldwide, and won nine Grammy Awards, including one for an album in 2013. He is the “A” in The post Good News in History, March 31 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Cafe Serves Up Second Chances to Homeless Youth in Denver

    Good News Network
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Purple Door Coffee shop, celebrated on Yelp for its stellar French espresso and unique house blends, is considered one of Denver’s best—and not just because of the beans. Here’s the scoop: the shop’s owners, Madison Chandler and Mark Smesrud, opened their “royal” purple doors two years ago with the intention of employing The post Cafe Serves Up Second Chances to Homeless Youth in Denver appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Its a fact: animals can predict earthquakes.

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Amazon rainforest teems with animal activity throughout the day and night. When animals suddenly withdraw and go silent, however, something unusual is going on. Many believe that this reaction can mean an earthquake is imminent.Scientists now say they’ve got proof this belief is true. They’ve published their study’s findings in the journal Physics and Chemistry of the Earth.Researchers set up a series of motion-activated camera traps in Peru’s Yanachanga National Park to observe animal activity at ground level. They filmed rodents and other ground…
  • Study finds electric vehicles will travel further than drivers expect

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed, according to the first study of its kind carried out by scientists at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Many drivers and much prior literature on the retirement of EV batteries have assumed that EV batteries will be retired after the battery has lost 20 percent of its energy storage or power delivery capability. This study shows that the daily travel needs of drivers continue to be met well beyond these levels of battery degradation.
  • The highlight of the "Green Knesset" Project: The unveiling of the largest solar field in any parliament in the world

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    In the past few weeks, giant cranes have unloaded some 1,500 solar panels onto the Knesset's (the Israeli parliament) roofs. These panels were created especially for the Knesset's solar field, which is laid out over 4,650 square meters of the Knesset roofs and will have an installed capacity of 450 kilowatts. The solar array, which cost the Knesset NIS 2.4 million, will create some 10% of the Knesset's electricity, and together with additional energy-saving measures, it will help reduce the Knesset's energy use by a third.The solar array is expected to save the Knesset NIS…
  • Oceans' heat-buffering ability may be weakening

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    For decades, the earth’s oceans have soaked up more than nine-tenths of the atmosphere’s excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions. By stowing that extra energy in their depths, oceans have spared the planet from feeling the full effects of humanity’s carbon overindulgence. But as those gases build in the air, an energy overload is rising below the waves. A raft of recent research finds that the ocean has been heating faster and deeper than scientists had previously thought. And there are new signs that the oceans might be starting to release some of that pent-up…
  • Lunch apparently not that appealing to children anymore

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    According to new analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that evaluated eating patterns of 3,647 children ages 4-13 years, skipping lunch is a common practice among children and adolescents, with 13% of younger children and 17% of 9-13 year olds skipping lunch on a given day. The study found that the behavior persisted throughout the week with nearly a quarter (approximately 23%) of 9-13 year olds skipping lunch on the weekends. These findings, part of Nestlé's new Kids Nutrition & Health Study (KNHS), were presented today…
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Dyax Corp, BioCryst Pharma Lead Tuesday's After-Hours Movers

    John Seward
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) jumped nearly 49 percent to $24.90 a share in late trading Tuesday after the company said a Phase Ib trial of its DX-2930 drug met safety goals and demonstrated statistically significant reductions in attack rates of hereditary angiodema, a rare disease.
  • These Top Analysts Think Palo Alto Will Still Outperform

    Monica Gerson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Palo Alto Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: PANW) is hosting its Ignite User Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Latest Ratings for PANW DateFirmActionFromTo Mar 2015NomuraMaintainsBuy Mar 2015Pacific CrestMaintainsOutperform Mar 2015BarclaysMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for PANW View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • GoPro Is Looking Into Cube Cameras (Or At Least Trying To Prevent Others From Doing So)

    Kevin Riley
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) was granted a patent Tuesday for a cube-shaped housing to hold a camera.
  • Why Foreign Exchange Could Be A Concern For Owens-Illinois Investors

    Monica Gerson
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In a report published Tuesday, BMO Capital Markets analysts maintained a Market Perform rating on Owens-Illinois, Inc (NYSE: OI), while reducing the price target from $25 to $23. Latest Ratings for OI DateFirmActionFromTo Mar 2015BMO CapitalMaintainsMarket Perform Feb 2015CitigroupMaintainsNeutral Jan 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight View More Analyst Ratings for OI View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Why Skullcandy Could Be Coming Back

    Monica Gerson
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    In a report published Tuesday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Rommel Dionisio initiated coverage of Skullcandy, Inc (NASDAQ: SKUL) with a Buy rating and a price target of $13. Latest Ratings for SKUL DateFirmActionFromTo Mar 2015WunderlichInitiates Coverage onBuy Mar 2015CRT CapitalUpgradesFairly ValuedBuy Jan 2015JefferiesMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for SKUL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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  • Hollywood icon accused of groping model takes on NRA

    Leo Hohmann
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein A Hollywood movie producer known for his anti-gun views has been accused of sexually molesting a 22-year-old Italian model in his Manhattan office. Harvey Weinstein, who created Miramax Studios in 1979 and later sold it to Disney for $80 million, stands accused of coaxing the model into his office to “talk business,” according to a report by the New York Daily News. Once she arrived he allegedly touched her breasts, asked if they “were real” and slid his hand up her skirt. Weinstein, 63, asked “for a kiss,” to which…
  • Truth about Vietnam suddenly in demand

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    WASHINGTON – The release of the war film “Ride the Thunder: A Vietnam War Story of Victory and Betrayal” suddenly is generating new interest and excitement over the critically acclaimed 2009 book that inspired it. Richard Botkin’s book that is called the “Story of Honor and Triumph” has received overwhelmingly superlative reviews at, with 88 percent of readers giving it five stars. Despite being out for several years, the book is skyrocketing now and has become the No. 4 best seller in Military History. Readers rave: Ride the Thunder is fresh in…
  • Talk of the nation

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
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  • New push to 'throw out the corrupt tax code'

    Greg Corombos
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Two-time presidential candidate Steve Forbes is relaunching Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity in an attempt to build public support for a flat tax and market-based health-care solutions and influence the policies of the next president. Forbes, who serves as the publisher of Forbes magazine, ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000. His call for a flat tax seemed like a novelty to many back then, but Forbes said the idea keeps gaining traction and could play a major role in the 2016 campaign. “A lot of us think the time is ripe to make a new push for…
  • To lefties' dismay, I'm 'stupid healthy'

    Molotov Mitchell
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Watch Molotov Mitchell’s hair-raising, jaw-dropping futuristic film on the realities of eugenics and race: “Gates of Hell.” Also, Molotov goes on the scene to explore what’s really going on with the Ground Zero mosque in his exclusive in-depth, investigative documentary, “The Mosque.” Media wishing to interview Molotov Mitchell, please contact
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • Realistic Appraisal of Russia's Policy Isn't Tantamount to a Putin Apologia

    14 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Gideon Rachman is perhaps the most perceptive foreign affairs columnist writing today, but he gets it badly wrong in his column (“Vladimir Putin’s survival strategy is lies and violence”, March 2), succumbing to speculation in the wake of Boris Nemtsov’s tragic murder. Mr. Rachman seeks to tar as Putin “apologist” anyone who believes the Russian President is driven by legitimate national interests. Instead, Putin is solely out to “save his own skin” with this the “red thread” driving all his actions (including Mr. Nemtsov’s murder, it is all but pronounced). As with the…
  • Arming Ukraine Would Be Folly

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Ivo Daalder’s Financial Times op-ed yesterday (Arm Ukraine to show Russia conflict has a cost) constitutes one of the most ill-advised foreign policy recommendations I can recall in many years, and this during an era which has seen many. With European unity already at a delicate juncture given Syriza’s victory in Greece—and material cohesion risks looming across both the EU’s economic and foreign policies--now is not the time to throw more kindling on the fire. Mr. Daalder couches arming Ukraine—as good-hearted, liberal interventionists are wont to do--as only “enhancing…
  • Kissinger's "World Order"

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Henry Kissinger’s “World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History” weighs in around 400 pages but the main substance of the book is contained in fewer than 50 pages (almost exclusively in the final two chapters: Chapter 9 on “Technology, Equilibrium, and Human Consciousness” and the conclusory Chapter 10 “World Order in Our Time?”). The remainder of the book is well-traversed terrain we have largely seen in previous Kissinger work, whether a tour d'horizon of the European balance-of-power system, discussion of Asian geopolitics, or the U.S.’s…
  • What Tom Friedman's Interview Revealed About Obama's Foreign Policy

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

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

    Anu Ghate
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    There is growing evidence that the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition is failing to take precautions to prevent civilian deaths amid ongoing airstrikes on sites around Yemen, Amnesty International said, as it confirmed that at least six civilians, including four children, were among 14 people who burned to death in further strikes early this morning. March 31, 2015 Armed forces led by Saudi Arabia has been launching airstrikes on regions of Yemen since last week. ©FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty AIUSA There is growing evidence that the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition is failing to take…
  • Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria

    Anu Ghate
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    How bad is the human rights situation in Nigeria? Pretty shocking. Boko Haram’s bloody onslaught in north-east Nigeria and the military’s heavy-handed response has killed thousands of civilians and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Women, men and children live in constant fear of murder and abduction by Boko Haram and of arbitrary arrest, unlawful detention, torture and even execution at the hands of the military. March 30, 2015 AIUSA How bad is the human rights situation in Nigeria? Pretty shocking. Boko Haram’s bloody onslaught in north-east Nigeria and the military’s…
  • Bangladesh: Horrifying murder of blogger must be a wake-up call

    Anu Ghate
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    The horrifying murder of a blogger who was hacked to death in Dhaka this morning, the second violent killing of a Bangladeshi blogger in a month, must be a “wake up call” to the authorities on the need to create a safe environment for journalists and activists to express their views, said Amnesty International. March 30, 2015 Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images AIUSA The horrifying murder of a blogger who was hacked to death in Dhaka this morning, the second violent killing of a Bangladeshi blogger in a month, must be a “wake up call” to the authorities on the need to…
  • Yemen: Six children among dozens killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes

    Anu Ghate
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    At least six children under the age of 10 were among a reported 25 people killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a early this morning, Amnesty International confirmed after speaking to hospital officials and eyewitnesses. March 26, 2015 Airstrikes turned 14 houses to rubble near Sana'a airport in Yemen 26 March 2015. ©Zakarya Dahman, courtesy of The Yemen Times AIUSA At least six children under the age of 10 were among a reported 25 people killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a early this morning, Amnesty International…
  • Palestinian armed groups killed civilians on both sides in attacks amounting to war crimes

    Anu Ghate
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Palestinian armed groups displayed a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians by repeatedly launching indiscriminate rockets and mortars towards civilian areas in Israel during the conflict in July and August 2014, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. March 25, 2015 Rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 13, 2014 ©JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images AIUSA Palestinian armed groups displayed a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians by repeatedly launching indiscriminate rockets and mortars towards civilian areas in Israel during the conflict in…
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    Fast Company

  • Today in Tabs: Noah Country For Old Tabs

    Rusty Foster
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    You're probably wondering why you saw so many transgender people today.Comedy Central announced yesterday that the new host of the Daily Show will be Trevor Noah. The news was greeted from all corners of the `net with ecstatic cries of "literally who?" so our news explainers quickly got to work on journalism's five familiar questions–not just "who?" but also "meet?", "know?", "need?", and "Vox?":Read Full Story
  • ESPN Just Redesigned Its Site For The First Time Since 2007—Here Are 4 Takeaways

    Chris Gayomali
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    White space! Infinite scroll! Responsive design! One of the largest sites on the planet finally gets a makeover.Most of the rituals in my life, like drinking fancy tea or starting every day with a cold shower, tend to fizzle out after a few months once my initial enthusiasm fades. But there are a few tendencies that have stuck. As far back as I can remember—and only after looking both ways to make sure whoever my boss happens to be isn't in eyeshot—after checking my email and Twitter, I secretly fire up a tab to check ESPN.Read Full Story
  • Facebook Tracks You Even If You Opt Out, Says Belgian Report

    David Lumb
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    An investigation has revealed Facebook seeds your computer with tracking cookies, no matter what.If you have suspected Facebook is tracking you for ad campaigns, no matter what, all the time: You are right. A report commissioned by Belgium's data protection agency has slammed Facebook for tracking people online, even if they are not logged into Facebook, even if they have opted out of tracking—even if they are not Facebook users at all, The Guardian reported Tuesday. The European Union has been coming after Facebook and Google for alleged anti-privacy practices for a while, but now it…
  • This App Makes It Easy To Collaborate Across The Globe

    Mark Wilson
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Working with someone halfway around the world? Circa makes meetings a cinch.It's a series of concentric circles and looks a bit like a broken bull's-eye. Circa, a free iOS app, is the clearest answer to "who can I call in what time zone?" I've ever seen.Read Full Story
  • Tory Burch's Ex-Husband Is Now Selling Office Furniture

    Ainsley O'Connell
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    J. Christopher Burch, whose "revenge retail" operation C. Wonder failed mightily earlier this year, invests in office products.I've never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested, with close-cut salt-and-pepper hair, Nicolau jumps to action at the sight of a dismantled Poppin desk lying in pieces on the floor.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Appeal to protect children in Yemen from escalating violence

    Sandra Guy
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    The humanitarian crisis particularly affects the most vulnerable which includes children, the elderly, women and the disabled, many of whom rely entirely on humanitarian assistance. Photo: OCHA The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF is appealing for the protection of children from escalating violence in Yemen. At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during fighting in the country over the past week, the agency reports. On Tuesday the UN warned that the situation is “fast-deteriorating” and those involved in conflict must do more to protect civilians as Yemen approaches…
  • News in Brief 31 March 2015 (PM)

    Sandra Guy
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
      UNRWA@PHOTO US pledges US$ 57.4 million to support Palestinians affected by Syria crisis The United States Government has announced a new US$ 57.4 million contribution to enable the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to continue aiding people affected by the conflict in Syria. UNRWA says the US is their largest bilateral donor, funding lifesaving assistance for refugees facing hardship, danger and dislocation from more than four years of civil war. The agency said violence has profoundly affected the twelve refugee camps and all 560,000 Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA…
  • Campaign launched to eradicate "goat plague"

    Sandra Guy
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) pose a huge threat to the livelihood of small farmers and herders. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano A campaign has been launched to totally eradicate a devastating livestock disease that affects small ruminants like sheep and goats. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) made the announcement at a meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, which is focusing on the disease known as Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR). The PPR, which is often referred to as a "goat plague" is a menacing disease for pastoralists and…
  • FAO appeals for US$121 million to support livelihoods in Syria

    Sandra Guy
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    A Syrian Kurdish boy from Mile Village, Kobani, holds a goat near the Syrian border, after shepherds crossed into Turkey with their animals. FAO@PHOTO Approximately 9.8 million people in Syria need assistance to prevent food insecurity as the conflict continues in the country, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agency on Tuesday presented an appeal for US$121 million at the Third International Pledging Conference on Syria, which took place in Kuwait City. FAO says the assistance is urgently needed to strengthen agricultural production in communities across Syria…
  • Daily News 31 March 2015

    Ana Carmo
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Daily News from United Nations Radio.
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  • Susan Orlean and Alexandra Horowitz

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Susan Orlean and Alexandra Horowitz Join two funny, highly acclaimed, award winning authors - Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief, and staff writer for The New Yorker, and Alexandra Horowitz, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog and On Looking - as they sit down together and share their work, broaden our thinking, and discuss our beloved canine companions: How do dogs think and how has our relationship with dogs evolved? And how do we go about finding out? Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, DC, Sixth & I, Sixth & I Program and…
  • James McPherson: Why the Civil War Still Matters

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    James McPherson: Why the Civil War Still Matters One of the nation's leading Civil War historians, James McPherson, explores why the war remains so deeply embedded in the national psyche and identity of Americans today, as described in his highly anticipated book, The War that Forged a Nation. This program is presented as part of the National Constitution Center's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0700 Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, National Constitution Center, National Constitution Center Program and discussion:…
  • Dr. Julie Holland

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Dr. Julie Holland Women are overworked and exhausted. As they struggle to keep up with work, family, and today's frenetic pace, they find themselves anxious, frazzled, depressed, and burned out. Worse, women blame themselves for how bad they feel, thinking they should be able to handle it all. But as psychiatrist Dr. Julie Holland makes clear in Moody Bitches: The Truth about the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy, women were never meant to be even tempered. They are designed by nature to be dynamic, cyclical, and, yes,…
  • Orion Health: Values and Behaviors Workshop

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Orion Health: Values and Behaviors Workshop Orion Health, makers of award-winning health specific software, develops modern and creative solutions for healthcare organizations across the globe. Find out about Orion's best practices for working with implementers, following industry standards, and innovating collaborative care. Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0700 Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, Orion Health Headquarters, Orion Health Program and discussion:
  • Unsung Heroes of Everest

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Unsung Heroes of Everest With a death rate statistically higher than soldiers in the Iraq war, why would anyone risk their life to climb Mount Everest? Photographer Aaron Huey points his camera at the unsung heroes of mountaineering-the Sherpas. Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0800 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion:
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    The Week

  • Arkansas legislature passes religious freedom bill

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Arkansas on Tuesday passed a religious freedom bill largely similar to the one in Indiana that has sparked an intense public backlash and boycott threats. The state's Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, has signaled he will sign the bill when it reaches his desk. Like Indiana's law, the Arkansas version goes further than a federal iteration and those elsewhere around the country in that it protects against "burdens" on religious freedom even when the state is not a party in the litigation. Amid unrelenting criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Tuesday said his state would "fix" its law…
  • 'Spa-like' abortion clinic opens in D.C.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Despite the fact that a large number of Americans find abortion to be morally unacceptable, pro-abortion rights activists are determined to destigmatize the procedure. Carafem, a new clinic in the Washington, D.C. area, has an unconventional approach to providing patients with the abortion pill. The whole clinic has a "spa-like" feel, The Washington Postreports, and patients are provided with warm teas and soft robes. While Carafem may aim to create a soothing atmosphere, President Christopher Purdy is unapologetic about the clinic's actual purpose. "We don't want to talk in hushed tones,"…
  • Scientists suggest using 'glow-in-the-dark tampons' to test rivers for sewage leaks

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The secret to finding sewage leaks in rivers could be at your local drugstore. Researchers at the University of Sheffield in England are using tampons' absorbent properties to science's advantage. Their study, published in the Water and Environment Journal, found that tampons absorb "optical brighteners" found in common cleaning products, and the particles make the tampons glow under ultraviolet light. By dipping tampons into rivers, the researchers believe they can detect where sewage is seeping into the water stream from nearby households. The scientists left tampons attached to rods in 16…
  • Defense rests in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Defense lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday rested their case after attempting to convince jurors that while Tsarnaev participated in the attack, his brother was the mastermind. The defense called just four witnesses while arguing that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a police chase following the attack, plotted the bombing that killed three and injured 260 more. Tsarnaev's lawyer's never denied their clients' guilt, saying in an opening statement, "It was him." Tsarnaev faces 30 charges, 17 of which are punishable by death.
  • Report: Cablevision will seek to buy the New York Daily News for $1

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Declining circulation and plunging advertising revenue have plagued the tabloid for years, Reuters reports, and despite cable distributors facing industry problems of their own, Cablevision will reportedly still be able to make an offer on the New York Daily News with the whopping bid price of one dollar. According to Reuters, Cablevision Systems Corp. could make the offer as early as this week. The paper's low value and Cablevision's insanely low bid take into account the News' $30 million annual loss and waning readership.
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    More Intelligent Life


    31 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber spotlights a wild Argentine portmanteau that has audiences cheering Why aren’t there more anthology films? From “Dead of Night” to “Pulp Fiction”, the best ones combine the instant gratification of a 20-minute short with the nourishing satisfaction of a full-length feature, yet, even in these attention-deficient times, there are not many being made. Maybe Damián Szifrón’s “Wild Tales” will spark a resurgence. Argentina’s submission for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, duly nominated, this…

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Authors on Museums: the Villa Arbusto, on Ischia, transports its few visitors to Homer’s Greece. Adam Nicolson, author of “The Mighty Dead”, makes a private odyssey From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 WHEN I FIRST came to the Villa Arbusto, on the island of Ischia, four or five years ago, I was on the Homer trail. I had been to Troy and sailed in the Aegean. I had sailed to Ithaca and walked there too. I had tramped around Crete and Mycenae and the other Bronze Age palaces in the Peloponnese. I was privately obsessed with Homer. The only time I have ever missed a plane was…

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    A Matter of Taste: Chelsea boots never go away. To get the best out of them, Kassia St Clair advises, keep it simple From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 It was J. Sparkes-Hall, bootmaker to Queen Victoria, who had the idea for what we now call Chelsea boots. He was inspired by another newfangled invention: vulcanised rubber. Vulcanisation, patented in 1844, involved curing rubber with sulphur, which made this viscous natural material both more durable and more elastic. To Sparkes-Hall, this meant he could design a close-fitting boot that, unlike its predecessors, needed neither…

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    The Wine-List Inspector: good food finally gets off the ground at Heathrow, with some wines to match, writes Tim Atkin From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 There are times when Heathrow could drive a teetotaller to drink, never mind someone who enjoys wine. Europe’s busiest airport is (in)famous for its security queues and holding patterns, and not exactly noted for its restaurants. Until recently, only the first-class lounges offered much that was good to eat and drink, unless your idea of haute cuisine was Café Rouge. Things looked up in 2008 with the opening of Terminal 5,…

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Where the Wild Things Are: it takes a tough hide to weather winter in the Rockies. Alexandra Fuller admires the fortitude of the American bison, which once roamed the plains in their millions From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 IN EARLY MAY, from the door of my partner’s yurt in the southern end of Grand Teton National Park, real life looks like this: there is a meadow turned vibrant with sudden spring grass, and beyond that a stand of cottonwood trees, and beyond that green-purple sage until the Earth rears back on itself and makes the snow-blanketed Rocky Mountains. Four old…
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    60 Minutes

  • Sunday March 29, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Charlie Rose interviews Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a four-year-old civil war drags on in which his regime has been accused of devastating attacks on civilians with chemical and "barrel bomb" weapons. Scott Pelley reports on cancer patients at Duke University in the first clinical trial of using polio to treat cancer.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, March 22, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Lesley Stahl reports on the crucial rare earth elements industry and how China has cornered the market for the precious metals; Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq speaks to Lara Logan for her report on the plight of thousands of Christians forced to flee ancestral homes from ISIS; And astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Charlie Rose why an image of earth taken from space in 1968 is so influential and how it influenced his own personal journey to become perhaps America's most popular scientist.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, March 15, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Scott Pelley reports on how errors in the government's Death Master File are costing taxpayers billions and creating nightmares for those wrongly declared dead; David Martin looks at the last all-male bastion in the U.S. Military--the grueling infantry officer school of the U.S. Marine Corps; Lesley Stahl reports on the ethical debate of releasing zoo animals back into the wild.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:00PM

    CBS Radio News
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Lesley Stahl investigates the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman; Scott Pelley has a report on men who served in Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Division - a group he first reported on in Afghanistan five years ago; and a profile of the music director from the New York Metropolitan Opera by the late Bob Simon. Plus, Anderson Cooper has an update on the Lumber Liquidators story.
  • 60 Minutes: Sunday March 1st, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Sharon Alfonsi reports on the storm after the storm---many victims of Superstorm Sandy, now two and a half years later, are saying they have been cheated out of their insurance claims; Anderson Cooper investigates hardwood flooring from Lumber Liquidators which might contain formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing chemical; Charlie Rose sits down with "Seinfeld" co-creator, Larry David.
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    Face the Nation on the Radio


    CBS Radio News
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. says the Obama administration should not rush into a nuclear accord with Iran; Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel al-Jubeir says the military intervention in Yemen is meant to protect the legitimately elected government there; As the Edward M. Kennedy Center for the United States Senate opens Senators John McCain, R-Arizona, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, former Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, and former Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine join the show to talk about Ted Kennedy?s legacy.

    CBS Radio News
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) says he's concerned that the Obama administration might be giving away too many concessions to Iran during nuclear negotiations; Recently retired NFL rookie Chris Borland weighs in on the safety of football; House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says the Obama administration has misinterpreted events in the Arab world, leading to a dangerous foreign policy.

    CBS Radio News
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Secretary of State John Kerry discusses a potential nuclear deal with Iran; Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) says he has "no regrets at all" about the letter he sent to Iran; Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) says he's "extremely upset about" the latest Secret Service scandal; And in his weekly commentary, host Bob Schieffer commends Oklahoma University President David Boren for taking swift actions against students who were caught on tape singing racist chants at a fraternity event.

    CBS Radio News
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    On this week's edition of Face The Nation, President Obama tells CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante that Iran must make more concessions on inspections if it wants a nuclear deal and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts from Jerusalem. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sits down to talk with Bob about the potential Iranian deal. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) talks about the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails. Plus, 50 years after the historic civil-rights march in Selma, Alabama.

    CBS Radio News
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    On this week's edition of Face the Nation, host John Dickerson sits down with Speaker of the House John Boehner to talk about the showdown over the Department of Homeland Security. Also, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee joins the program to discuss the Republican presidential field, Sen. Dianne Feinstein talks about the fight against ISIS, and Margaret Brennan previews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday speech to Congress. Finally, a panel of Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Mark Halperin of Bloomberg, Maria Cardona of CNN, and Republican stategist and CNN…
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    KSMU Radio

  • Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena To Two Secret Service Agents

    Eyder Peralta
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued subpoenas to two Secret Service agents, setting up a confrontation with the embattled agency.The subpoenas are linked to an investigation into an incident in March, when two potentially drunk Secret Service agents appeared to bobble the investigation into a potential bomb near the White House.Republican committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said that during a hearing last week, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy promised access to Secret Service agents who could shed light on the incident.
  • Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

    Laura Sullivan
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country.A federal judge has ruled that the state Department of Social Services, prosecutors and judges "failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights" when they removed their children after short hearings and placed them largely in white foster care.According to the suit, some of the hearings lasted less than 60 seconds.
  • Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

    Scott Horsley
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Even before he became president, Barack Obama was imagining the possibilities of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. His willingness to reverse decades of official U.S. hostility was one of the things that set Obama apart on the campaign trail."We have to have a clear break with the Bush-Cheney style of diplomacy that has caused so many problems," Obama told NBC's Meet the Press in November 2007.Polls suggest most Americans have come around to supporting a deal that would relax economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for limits on that country's nuclear program.
  • Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

    Cynthia Leonor Garza
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
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  • Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

    Nina Totenberg
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. The 5-to-4 decision is a blow to many doctors and health care companies and their complaint that state Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low that health care providers often lose money on Medicaid patients.In 2009, Idaho centers that provided care for some 6,200 mentally disabled children and adults went to court to challenge the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more
  • A Chat With Paula Slier, CEO of Newshound Media International

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow was lucky enough to catch up with broadcaster Paula more
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  • EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asked an appeals court on Tuesday to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to come up with privacy rules concerning drones.Many are worried that small, cheap, camera-equipped devices could soon be zipping around their neighborhoods, peering into gardens, through windows and into other areas that are generally considered private.EPIC, a Washington, D.C., based non-profit, and 34 other groups had previously petitioned the FAA to start a public procedure that would lead to drone privacy regulations, but the FAA rejected the request.
  • Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Verizon customers can now opt out of having a unique identifier placed on their phones that critics have labelled a ‘supercookie’ because it’s almost impossible to remove.Verizon said in January that it would allow subscribers to opt out of the tracking mechanism, but it didn’t say when. On Tuesday, it said the identifier won’t be inserted for customers who opt out of its mobile advertising program.The move hasn’t satisfied privacy advocates, who say many customers won’t be aware that they need to opt out of the program. The identifier should be “opt in” instead, those…
  • African survey on counterfeit electrical products is a call to action

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The first survey on counterfeit electrical products ever done in Africa has been conducted by Schneider Electric to determine the extent of the problem and highlight actions to mitigate its spread across the continent.“We knew that counterfeiting in Africa had a huge impact on the market both in terms of safety and on the economy,” said Schneider Electric Anti-Counterfeiting Global Manager Tracy Garner, via email. “But how much are we talking about exactly, what are we dealing with precisely? There was no clear information. And it is difficult for any stakeholders in the electrical…
  • Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Opponents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules aren’t giving up, with a conservative advocacy group saying it has collected more than 540,000 signatures on a petition asking Congress to overturn the agency’s action.American Commitment, a group with connections to Republican billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, delivered those petitions to Congress this week. Each petition went to the three members of Congress, one representative and two senators, representing the person signing the letter, American Commitment said.“The landslide 2014…
  • Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service at the register. A survey from research firm Phoenix Marketing International found that 68 percent of respondents who have used Apple Pay had encountered an issue when making an in-store purchase. The leading compliant made by nearly half of respondents was that retailers’ sales terminals took too long to record a transaction. Other problems: employees who didn’t know how to process sales with the mobile wallet (42 percent); errors in how the sale posted (36 percent), like a transaction appearing…
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  • Preacher’s home robbed; $100K in cash, jewelry, guns taken

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    A Tennessee pastor’s home was burglarized while he was preaching Palm Sunday services this Sunday morning. A joyous Palm Sunday was cut shot when Pastor B.G. Brooks’ daughter, Stephanie Brooks, came home to find that thieves had taken an entire safe, filled with money, jewelry and expensive guns, from their home while they were gone. “Over $100,000 worth of jewelry. He doesn’t buy little rings cause his hands so big, very beautiful jewelry,” said Stephanie Brooks. “The first thing I do when I come up, I go to my mom and them’s room because of the safe, because…
  • Homeless man stops rape attempt in northwest D.C.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    A recently homeless man in Washington, D.C., says he was just looking for a place to sleep when he witnessed a man attempting to rape a woman and knew he had to intervene. “Even though I’m going through hard times, God put in me in a place where I could help,” Ketrell Ferguson told NBC Washington. “I was at the right place at right time.” The suspect, Alemen Gonzalo, allegedly attempted to pay a woman for sex, but when she refused, he tried to rape her, said authorities. Ferguson said that he had family members who had been raped and knew he could not just…
  • 4-foot bodybuilder finds love with 6-foot transgender woman

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Proving there is someone for everyone, a London bodybuilder has found love with a woman that is nearly two-feet taller than him. Anton Kraft stands at 4-foot-tall and says he will not date a woman who is not at least a foot taller than him, reports the New York Post. His transgender girlfriend, China Bell, certainly fits the bill at 6-foot-3. Kraft has never been one to let his size stop him from doing what he wants, and the bodybuilder can bench press 500 pounds. “Some people say … that I want to do something that I am not built for, to prove something,” the 52-year-old…
  • More protections needed to reduce payday lending’s crippling effect on African-Americans

    Broderick Johnson
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Earlier this month, I had the privilege of traveling with the President to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate events that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As we walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the footsteps of heroes like Rep. John Lewis and other brave men and women who put their lives on the line for freedom 50 years ago, I was struck by how far we’ve come as a nation. When the President traveled back to Alabama last week, he continued drawing attention to the concerns of the middle class and working Americans, this time focusing on the needs of consumers trapped by…
  • Political correctness, not bigotry, to blame for Trevor Noah’s Twitter critics

    Andre Guess
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Trevor Noah, the biracial South African comedian who was recently tapped to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show is the latest to come under fire for controversial “bigoted” and offensive remarks. It seems like every week we hear about someone saying hateful things in an email, in a tweet, a recorded conversation or video. Many of these recent slips of the tongue were never intended for public consumption – Oklahoma University Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, LA Clippers former owner Donald Sterling, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper – to name a few. Millenial…
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  • - Offensive Team Names

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Offensive Team Names PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 KEYWORDS: offensive, team, mascot, name, ethnic, indian, political, correctness, protest Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Sunshine Week

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Sunshine Week PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 KEYWORDS: sunshine, week, government, transparency, anonymous, campaign, donations, corporations, supreme, court, secrecy Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Open Letter to Iran

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Open Letter to Iran PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 KEYWORDS: open, letter, iran, senate, republicans, nuke, nuclear, talks, foregin, policy, mcconnell, obama, logan, act Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Denver Residential Development

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Denver Residential Development PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 KEYWORDS: denver, residential, development, mile, high, city, contruction, developers, growth, density, council, mayor, hancock, planning, urban Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Concealed Carry License

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

  • Red Flag Warnings, March 31, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches have been issued for areas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia. The map was current as of 8:40 a.m. MDT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site or this NWS site.
  • South Dakota: Sheep Draw Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    (UPDATED at 12:20 p.m. MDT, March 31, 2015) The Rapid City Journal has an article about the Sheep Draw Fire. Originally published at 9:54 p.m. MDT, March 30, 2015 Sheep Draw Fire in northwest South Dakota. Jim Strain’s Type 3 Incident Management Team has assumed command of the 10,000-acre Sheep Draw Fire in northwest South Dakota. Two National Guard helicopters are assisting with the fire which is burning on state and private land. Firefighters were calling it 15 percent contained at noon on Monday. The weather forecast for Tuesday calls for 17 mph southwest winds gusting to 28 mph,…
  • Two killed when helicopter crashes on prescribed fire in Mississippi

    Bill Gabbert
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Two people were killed and one was injured March 30 when a helicopter crashed while working on a prescribed fire on the Desoto National Forest in southern Mississippi. More information is at Fire Aviation.
  • California snowpack lowest on record since 1950

    Ryan Maye Handy
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    California’s snowpack has reached an all-time low since 1950, the California Department of Water Resources announced last week. Like most states in the West, the department takes regular snowpack measurements, which are used to predict the amount of water California can expect to see in its reservoirs. The measurements are also an indicator of how dry and possibly fire-prone California’s landscape has become. California’s snowpack accounts for 30 percent of the state’s water, once it melts, the release said. Snowpack measurements are taken against an average — at…
  • Another Montana wildfire claims two homes near Columbus

    Ryan Maye Handy
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Pine Crest Fire, InciWeb The Pine Crest wildfire near Columbus, Montana burned two homes this weekend and forced dozens of residents to evacuate, the Billings-Gazette reported on Sunday. The fire started around 1 p.m. on Saturday five miles west of Columbus, which is west of Billings. As of Monday morning it had burned 3,000 acres and was 10 percent contained on Sunday night. Three helicopters fought the fire along with 98 firefighters, according to the Billings-Gazette. InciWeb reports show that one firefighter was injured. A subdivision was expected to remain on evacuation until Monday…
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Vaccine War

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Examining the raging debate: risks v. benefits and parents' right to make choices about their child v. the needs of a community.
  • Being Mortal

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

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

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

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? A FRONTLINE digital-exclusive film.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Jana Sharpley Takes Post as New President of Scott & White Healthcare Foundation

    Scott Clark
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Jana L. Sharpley, CFRE, is the new of president of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. Sharpley began her work this week as the foundation’s top executive The post Jana Sharpley Takes Post as New President of Scott & White Healthcare Foundation appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center achieves status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

    Scott Clark
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center has achieved new status of Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The post Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center achieves status as Accredited Chest Pain Center appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Opens Headache Clinic

    Katherine Voss
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches … any headache can be debilitating. Your head is throbbing. You might feel pain in your neck, back and shoulders. You are nauseous and sensitive to light, noise, and smell. You may even have trouble with vision. It can be difficult to do your job, go to school, or enjoy […] The post Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Opens Headache Clinic appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • First Baylor Scott & White Health Sign on Medical Facility Lights Up Temple

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

  • Buhari Leads in Nigeria Presidential Vote as Protests Endure

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a lead in the presidential race with half of the 36 states reporting results from the March 28-29 general elections. Buhari led with 54.6 percent of the vote to 41.6 percent for President Goodluck Jonathan with tallies from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory, the Independent National Electoral Commission said in Abuja. Five states that Buhari lost to Jonathan in 2011 swung in his favor. Many areas from Jonathan’s stronghold in the southeastern part of the country haven’t reported. The election, a key test of stability in…
  • Singapore teen charged for insulting late founding father Lee Kuan Yew in a video

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:34 am
    Singapore: A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking Christianity and the country’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be charged in court with “wounding” religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content, police said today.Police said they “received more than 20 reports regarding an online video that contained, in part, insensitive and disparaging remarks against Christians”. “Police arrested a 16-year-old male Singaporean in relation to the said video” on Sunday, the police statement…
  • AAP infighting: Who will fill the space left vacant by Yadav-Bhushan camp?

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:33 am
    New Delhi: The churn within the Aam Aadmi Party, which resulted in the humiliating ouster of its four senior leaders, has altered the power hierarchy in the two-year-old political outfit. It was a nasty, no-holds-barred battle which saw Arvind Kejriwal stamping his command over the party through a band of loyal commanders. Now that the rival camp has been decimated —whatever they do now, whether it’s legal action or using the party forums to continue the fight, does not matter much — there is a vacuum at the top rung of the leadership. So who is going to full this space left vacant by…
  • Babri Masjid demolition case: Supreme Court issues notice to LK Advani, Joshi, 18 others

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani and 19 others over a petition filed by Haji Mehboob in the Babri masjid case. Top BJP leaders including Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi and Kalyan Singh are amongst those notified by the apex court. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been granted four weeks time to respond to the plea in the case. On December 6, 1992, a mob of Hindu religious volunteers demolished the Babri mosque allegedly been built by the Mughal ruler Babar in the sixteenth century at a place where Lord Ram…
  • Live AAP crisis: Party set for a split?

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    Talks between the embittered factions of the Aam Aadmi Party seemed to fall apart without any hope of salvation, Thursday night. Dissenting AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav wrote an open letter to party chief and their main foe Arvind Kejriwal, in which they indicted his side of forcing the two to resign from the party’s national executive. Their letter accused Kejriwal and his camp of not being open to any other option and of being geared towards their departure. The letter, written two days ahead of the crucial national council meet, points out that Kejriwal’s…
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  • World Water Day remarks by Bahamas Minister of Works & Urban Development

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Philip Brave Davis M.P. New Providence, The Bahamas – Remarks by Hon. Philip E. Davis, M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works & Urban Development on the Occasion of the World Water Day 2015 “Water and Sustainable Development” given on Monday, 30th March 2015, at the Lecture Theatre Harry C. Moore Library College of The Bahamas, Oakes Field Campus: The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period from 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”. This decade commenced on World Water Day, 22nd March 2005.
  • BTC Responds to URCA findings on BTC 2014 Outage

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    BTC BAHAMAS...STATEMENT: By Indira Collie, BTC Following their network outage on March 22nd 2014, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) proved sensitive to their customers’ frustrations and acted quickly to apologize for service disruption and promptly awarded financial compensation to customers affected. As the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) launched an investigation, BTC also lost no time on their own investigation to determine the root cause of a system outage that left telecommunications customers impacted. During the course of BTC’s investigation it was…

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts.... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30th March 2015 Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party I am here not to defend Minister V. Alfred Gray, but to defend the principle of due process in dispensing justice. Ignoring calls by the Attorney General to refrain from commentary on a matter under active police investigation, Dr. Hubert Minnis and his parliamentary colleagues continue to show contempt for the principle of due process as they seek to willfully contaminate the investigative process and pervert the course of justice for purely political means.
  • Brian Keith Aranha of “Keith Chicken Shack” has died!

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    No member of the wutless media has reported this – they busy following Minnis making up the 22 protesters today outside the government building! Brian Keith Aranha shot twice by gunmen in February last year... Criminals shot up Brain and forced the closure of a Bahamian tradition!!! HANG HANG HANG HANG! Nassau, Bahamas – Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press confirms operator of the famous “Keith Chicken Shack”, which closed down following a near fatal shooting last year February has died. The breaking report coming into BP tonight confirms bartender at the Barbalu night club on…
  • Officer leaves Mayaguana before detectives arrive to open an investigation….

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    BREAKING NEWS >> Jacquan Charlton is now arrested for gun possession – BP IS LIVE!!!! Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press right now on the ground out of Mayaguana confirms 19-year-old Jacquan Charlton has been arrested for gun possession as that investigation on the island heats up. We can also report that Paron Gibson, a young man who ran away from the Simpson Penn last year, has been also detained by investigators for knife possession. But while these developments are going down, Bahamas Press has learnt the police officer at the centre of this…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • How Dangerous Were the Edmonds Cousins?

    Mattathias Schwartz
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    One of the many frightening things about the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, is the apparent sophistication of its online recruitment. This includes tens of thousands of social-media accounts, videos, and instructional manuals, all intended to persuade Westerners to give up their comfortable lives, travel to the Middle East, and take up arms for the caliphate. It’s a tough sell, and significant numbers of pro-ISIS voices may never act on their words. According to a “Twitter census” undertaken by the Brookings Institution, there are roughly two pro-ISIS accounts for each…
  • Will Jay Z’s New Music Service Really Be Good for Musicians?

    John Seabrook
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The new music-streaming service Tidal was announced to great fanfare yesterday afternoon in New York, on a stage full of top-tier artists—among them Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Kanye West, and Jay Z, who bought the service for fifty-four million dollars back in February, from Aspiro, a Swedish company. Onstage, the artists solemnly signed a “declaration,” the exact terms of which were not revealed, although Alicia Keys, who spoke at the event (Jay Z remained strangely silent) gave us the gist. “Today marks the true beginning of a mission to change the status…
  • A Late-Night Talk Show Is Not the Presidency

    Ian Crouch
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    On Monday, Comedy Central announced that the new host of “The Daily Show,” who will replace Jon Stewart when he leaves sometime within the next year, is a thirty-one-year-old comedian from South Africa named Trevor Noah. For most Americans, and even many regular viewers of “The Daily Show,” the name was unfamiliar. Noah made his first appearance as the show’s “senior international correspondent” in December, and since then he has made just two additional appearances—meaning that, among the stable of correspondents who now host or will soon host their own shows (Stephen…
  • A New Way to Reform the Judicial System

    Douglas Starr
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Last year, the district attorney’s office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, blew a case. The chairman of the county’s Republican Party, Robert J. Kerns, had been accused of rape by a woman who worked at his law firm. The woman said that Kerns had offered her a ride after an alcohol-fuelled office party. Along the way, she said, he gave her wine and raped her in his Mercedes, and then again in her home. Hospital reports showed bruising consistent with a sexual assault, and DNA on the woman’s underwear was consistent with Kerns’s profile. A key piece of evidence was a urine test…
  • Where Do Babies Come From?

    Colin Stokes
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Babies are everywhere. If you peer into the next stroller you see, I guarantee that you’ll encounter a baby, unless it belongs to one of those people who walk their dog around in a stroller. But where do these little people keep coming from? I’ve done some research into the miracle that is new human life, and here are some of the ways that I believe babies have been appearing in the world: See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, March 31stAfter the PartyIndiana Governor Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • End of milk quotas worries dairy farmers

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Two years ago, Tuomas Pietiläinen, a dairy farmer who keeps 70 milk cows in the western municipality of Hankasalmi, invested 800,000 euros in his operation."We didn't know at that time that the quota system would be eliminated, and we've spent tens of thousands on milk quotas, too. As of tonight, the value of those investments is zero," Pietiläinen told Yle on Tuesday.The European Union introduced a quota regime in the 1980s to deal with a glut of milk and dairy products. What will happen to the market now that quotas are being abolished is still uncertain."It's constantly on…
  • Few families aware of right to free home help

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Keeping abreast of changes in legislation on social care is not often a top priority in the busy lives of mothers and fathers with small children.However, not knowing of one recent change could mean they are missing out on some valuable help: childcare, cleaning and meal preparation at a subsidized rate from the local municipality. A new law that came into force at the start of this year mandates that home help be available to all families that need it.Decades ago assistance of this kind was commonplace, but during the 1990s recession funding began to dry up. Since the start of this year, it…
  • Shutdown of maritime traffic may affect 100,000 passengers

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Union support of an icebreaker crew strike threatens to shut down all of Finland’s maritime traffic flying under the Finnish flag just in time for the Easter holidays. The Finnish Seamen’s Union and the Finnish Engineers’ Association decided on Tuesday that they will begin support action for the strike on Holy Thursday at 2 pm if a settlement can’t be reached.If the sympathy strike ends up happening, the two unions’ members will not help incoming cargo and freight vessels return to sea, the unions said in a press release.  “The ships would remain at port,” said the Seamen’s…
  • Household ratio of indebtedness on the rise

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    Statistics Finland says Finland’s average ratio of household debt went up by 3.7 percent by late last year compared to figures from one year earlier. According to the data, the amount of loans held by households grew to over 132 billion euros by the end of the 2014. The household indebtedness ratio is calculated as the ratio of loan debts at the end of a quarter to total disposable income during the preceding four quarters.According to the figures, households had a total of 259.6 billion euros in financial assets and 141.3 billion in debts at the end of 2014. During the last quarter,…
  • Opinion: Merkel's visit more than just a campaign stunt

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    Last time German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Finland was in 2006 during the Finnish EU presidency. It is not that the relations between the two countries are bad, on the contrary, they are better than with many EU partners. During her nine year reign Merkel has met every Finnish Prime Minister in Berlin. The German and Finnish leaders sit next to each other in Brussels during summits and the leaderships are in touch via phone when necessary.It is possible that the timing of Merkel´s visit to Helsinki, three weeks before the general elections, was a campaign trick from the National…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Orwell and Camus

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Orwell was 35 when he suffered his first bout; Camus was 17. Tuberculosis was one thing to discuss had they met in Paris, as planned, in February 1945… more
  • Humans and human evolution

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Humans are changing the planet, maybe changing evolution as well. That notion is fascinating, far-reaching, and almost certainly nonsense… more
  • Memoir of madness

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    In 1988, the historian Barbara Taylor arrived at a great Victorian institution: the Colney Hatch mental asylum. She was a patient… more
  • On Lionel Trilling

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    “I am ashamed of being in a university,” said Lionel Trilling. “I have one of the great reputations in the academic world. This thought makes me retch”… more
  • Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Lewis Carroll, obsessed by young girls, photographed them dressed as princesses, or beggars, or naked. How to discern between playful and predatory?… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • Learn About Branding at My SEMrush Webinar

    Samuel Scott
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    On Wednesday, I will give a webinar at SEMrush for the new web analytics startup on how to communicate the same branding on all of your channels and content. I hope to see you there! Samuel Scott will discuss how to create and use traditional branding strategy in the context of modern digital and online channels. The webinar will address tactics including: How to write effective messaging and positioning to communicate a brand’s unique value proposition and product differentiation How to apply that branding to one’s content and targeted marketing audiences How to use the branding…
  • The Marketing Department of the Future

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

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

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

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

  • Facebook's Internet Solar Drones Will Envelop the World
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    (FILE HIPPO)—Facebook has unveiled its plan for full internet access across the globe. It involves solar powered drones with a wingspan of a Boeing 767.The drones—developed by UAV maker Ascenta—will be able to stay in the air for three months. Facebook will fit low-orbit satellites capable of... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Putin Pledges Support for Palestinian State
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    (TIMES OF ISRAEL)—Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.Putin pledged his support Saturday during a meeting of the Arab League in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh."Palestinians have the right to... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Unifying Message of the Bible
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Dr. Charles Bing GraceLife Ministries Is the Bible one book or many? There is much that makes the Bible diverse. But what ties it together? If it is really one book, we would expect a unifying story or message similar to a plot in a novel. Too often the Bible's stories are isolated from any... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • The Temple Institute Conducts Unprecedented Passover Offering Practice Drill
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    (THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE)—In preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover, this past Wednesday (5 Nisan - 25 March) the 'Priestly Training Academy' established by the Temple Institute held a Passover offering practice drill that was documented by professional photographers. This was the most... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Assad 'Welcomes' Larger Russian Naval Presence in Syria
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    (AFP)—Syria would welcome an increased Russian military presence at its sea ports, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian news channels published Friday."I can say with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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  • ‘It Follows’ Chases Spring Break Crowds; Expands To 1,655 Theaters Friday

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    David Robert Mitchell’s cult horror film It Follows which saw a whopping 1,005% surge this weekend at the box office after going from 32 to 1,218 theaters, is upping its count to 1,655 this Friday. It Follows expansion couldn’t be happening at a more perfect time as spring break is in full swing: Per Rentrak, 78% of K-12 schools and 37% colleges are off on Good Friday with Easter Monday seeing 48% K-12 off and 12% colleges out. The film which bowed at last year’s Cannes…
  • What Do Bill O’Reilly And Keith Olbermann Have In Common? Union Owes Them Cash

    Erik Pedersen
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Bill O’Reilly has been distracted lately, so it’s no surprise he has overlooked the fact that SAG-AFTRA owes him money. Same with such familiar TV faces as his archnemesis Keith Olbermann, Savannah Guthrie and Chris Wallace. They and…
  • ‘The Blacklist’ Promotes Hisham Tawfiq To Series Regular For Season 3

    Nellie Andreeva
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Dembe Zuma will not be leaving Raymond Reddington’s side anytime soon. Hisham Tawfiq, who has been recurring on The Blacklist, playing Red’s bodyguard and protector, has been promoted to a series regular for NBC drama’s recently picked up third season. Introduced in the first episode after the pilot, Tawfiq’s Dembe has appeared in virtually every episode since. His backstory revealed that he shares a special bond with Red who years before had saved him from the world of…
  • ‘Bloodline’ Renewed For Second Season By Netflix

    Nellie Andreeva
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Just days after releasing the first season of its latest original drama series Bloodline, Netflix has renewed the family thriller for a second season. The series, created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (Damages), will go back into production later this year for a 2016 release in all Netflix territories. In Bloodline, when the eldest brother and black sheep of the Rayburn family returns home, he exposes the emotional demons that lie at the core of the…
  • MSNBC Ratings Crater To All-Time Lows, Fox News Tops Q1 Results, CNN Up

    Dominic Patten
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Talk about a tale of two cable news networks. With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel saw a 10% primetime rise among adults 25-54 in first-quarter 2015 over last year. In fact, with 321,000 on average among the 25-54s in primetime, Fox News thrashed rivals CNN (187,000) and MSNBC (132,000) with more news demo viewers than the other two combined, according to Nielsen. Contrast that to the fate of the NBCUniversal-owned MSNBC, which  not only…
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    The Conversation

  • Amazon Dash finally brings sense to the Internet of Things

    Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at University of Toronto
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Amazon just announced a new product called the Dash button. Basically, it is a button with a label like Tide or Cottonelle, connected to the internet and available only to Amazon Prime members (you know, the subscription that gives you free shipping). When you need to buy the thing associated with the button, you press the button and a fresh supply turns up at your house a couple of days later. Its usefulness to the consumer is obvious. You are sitting on the commode, notice you are running low on toilet paper and rather than having to fiddle with your phone (even if you have it there), you…
  • The Conversation launches into Africa

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In May this year The Conversation Africa will launch from a base in Johannesburg. TC-Africa will be the fourth TC edition to launch after Australia in 2011, UK (2013), and US (2014). The launch of the African site is part of a long-term goal to create a global network of trusted content that draws on the expertise of academics and researchers worldwide to inform public debate, explain complex problems and collaborate on developing solutions. The team of 10 in Africa will be led by former editor of the Financial Mail, Caroline Southey, along with a general manager, Alexandra Storey. The…
  • Harper makes case for competition overhaul: experts react

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Economist Ian Harper has delivered the final report in the most comprehensive review of competition law and policy in more than 20 years. Mark Graham/AAPThe removal of restrictions on retail trading hours, pharmacies and parallel imports, and a controversial “effects test” on existing misuse of market power rules are among the many recommendations contained in the final report of the Competition Policy Review released yesterday. Boosting competition in the health, education and community sectors has been identified as a priority by the panel, which said even small improvements in these…
  • Explainer: what is the competition 'effects test'?

    Alexandra Merrett, Competition Lawyer; Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Harper competition policy review recommendations include changing the way misuse of market power can be prosecuted. Image sourced from, CC BYExtensive lobbying by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and some interest groups appears to have brought an “effects test” one step closer, following the recommendations of Ian Harper’s Competition Policy Review panel. But what is an effects test, and what would it mean? All the fuss relates to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act: the provision of our competition laws which regulates…
  • Ageing population calls for more reverse mortgages

    Harry Scheule, Associate Professor, Finance, UTS Business School at University of Technology, Sydney
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Financial System Inquiry has suggested allowing more Australians to tap the equity in their home would boost the efficiency of Australia's financial system. Image from www.shutterstock.comReverse mortgages are a way to release the equity in a home, which is an important component of wealth for many Australians. Such mortgages have been proposed by the Financial System Inquiry as a way to support the dissipation of wealth by retirees and boost the efficiency of Australia’s financial system. The following chart shows the stark increase in mortgage lending by Australian banks since the…
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Listen Online: Getting to Know the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

    Gary Price
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    From Tulane University: Bruce Raeburn is the director of Special Collections for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and the curator of the William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University. He began working at the archive in 1980 as a student worker. In this edition of the Green Room podcast, Raeburn discusses the 1958 origins of the Hogan Jazz Archive, the leading research center for the study of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres. Among its holdings are 2,000 reels of oral history interviews with musicians, family members and observers that document the stories…
  • New Article: “Linked Data in Libraries: A Case Study of Harvesting and Sharing Bibliographic Metadata with BIBFRAME”

    Gary Price
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The following article was just released in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries published by LITA. Title Linked Data in Libraries: A Case Study of Harvesting and Sharing Bibliographic Metadata with BIBFRAME Author Karim Tharani University of Saskatchewan Source Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Vol. 34, No. 1 (2015) Abstract By way of a case study this paper illustrates and evaluates the Bibliographic Framework (or BIBFRAME) as means for harvesting and sharing bibliographic metadata over the Web for libraries. BIBFRAME is an emerging framework developed by the…
  • New Article: “Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries”

    Gary Price
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    The following article is published in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Title Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries Authors Cynthia M. Cohen Claremont Colleges Liz Cheney University of California, Los Angeles Khue Duong California State University, Long Beach Ben Lea University of Southern California Zoe Pettway Unno California State University, Fullerton Source Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Number 79 Winter 2015 Abstract Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for…
  • New GAO Report About Library of Congress: “Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses”

    Gary Price
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    The following GAO (Government Accountability Office) was published today. From the Highlights Document: The Library of Congress has established policies and procedures for managing its information technology (IT) resources, but significant weaknesses across several areas have hindered their effectiveness: Strategic planning: The Library does not have an IT strategic plan that is aligned with the overall agency strategic plan and establishes goals, measures, and strategies. This leaves the Library without a clear direction for its use of IT. Investment management: Although the Library…
  • MOOCs: W3C and edX Announce Partnership and Launch HTML5 Course

    Gary Price
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    From W3C: The W3C today announced a new member partnership with edX on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform under the name W3Cx. [Clip] The first W3Cx course, HTML5-part 1, will focus on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level. It is widely recognized that HTML5 is and will be the essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. HTML5-part 1 will be taught by Michel Buffa Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur (UFR Sciences). [Clip] Audit this course for free and have complete access to all the course material, activities,…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • CRS — Health Care for Veterans: Traumatic Brain Injury (March 9, 2015)

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Health Care for Veterans: Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Homeland Security Digital Library) In recent years, Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have increased attention to traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is known as a “signature wound” of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom […]
  • CRS — Legal Issues with Federal Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food: In Brief (August 28, 2014)

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Legal Issues with Federal Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food: In Brief (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via National Agricultural Law Center) Genetically engineered (GE) foods, sometimes referred to as genetically modified foods (GMO foods), are foods that are derived from scientific methods used to introduce new traits or characteristics to an organism. The labeling of […]
  • CRS — Homeland Security Appropriations: FY2015 Action in the 114th Congress (March 16, 2015)

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Homeland Security Appropriations: FY2015 Action in the 114th Congress (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) This report provides a brief outline of the FY2015 annual appropriations measure for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its enactment by the 114th Congress. It serves as a complement to CRS Report R43796, Department […]
  • Navigating Controversy as a Complex Search Task

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Navigating Controversy as a Complex Search Task Source: Microsoft Research Seeking information on a controversial topic is often a complex task, for both the user and the search engine. There are multiple subtleties involved with information seeking on controversial topics. Here we discuss some of the challenges in addressing these complex tasks, describing the spectrum […]
  • An explanation and analysis of how world religions formulate their ethical decisions on withdrawing treatment and determining death

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An explanation and analysis of how world religions formulate their ethical decisions on withdrawing treatment and determining death Source: Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine Introduction This paper explores definitions of death from the perspectives of several world and indigenous religions, with practical application for health care providers in relation to end of life decisions […]
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Like my grandpa said, ‘feed the hungry’ … Forgotten Harvest has done that for 25 years and its job is far from done

    Marge Sorge
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    All the time I was growing up my mom and my Aunt Rene told me stories about how my grandparents helped those less fortunate during the Great Depression. “We always had someone staying with us or had someone or some family at the dinner table,” they said. You see my wonderful Swedish Grandpa was a butcher and owned a grocery story so they figured they had enough to go around. They always kept the back door open. It was a life lesson shared throughout our family. In fact, when my aunt died a year ago one of the songs at the funeral was “Keep the Back Door Open.” So when Nora Moroun…
  • Looking for an IT job? Want to part of Detroit’s high-tech future? Check out Techweek

    M Lapham
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Qstride is making sure Detroit plays a part in the technologically minded future countless sci-fi stories have promised. To do that it needs IT pros. So for the second year it is sponsoring Techweek as part of an in-city expansion strategy to aggressively hire dozens of Information Technology professionals in 2015.   Qstride needs software engineers, data analysts, business intelligence professionals, account managers and senior executives as the company continues to position for growth. Yesterday was not fast enough to find these people. This is a multi-discipline technology solutions…
  • Project Pinstripe celebrates its 10th anniversary with its biggest event and dreams of a big future

    Karen Dybis
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Project Pinstripe is the kind of work that is exhausting, detailed and adrenalin-fueled. But it also is the kind of project that allows for rewards that span years and years. For the past decade, Project Pinstripe has worked with Detroit-area youth to not only outfit them with a classic suit but to give them the skills they’ll need to succeed in college, the workplace and beyond. The nonprofit organization sponsored by custom clothier Tom James Co. and its Metro Detroit partners will celebrate its 10th anniversary. And it is the largest event so far with 137 participants and more than 50…
  • Detroit’s Hispanic community honors artist Frida Kahlo, wife of Diego Rivera

    M Lapham
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Frida Kahlo is stepping out from behind the frame and onto the stage. On Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 pm Kahlo, a Mexican self-portrait artist who was married to famed artist Diego Rivera, will be the subject of Living Arts’ third installment of Teatro Chico, entitled Homage to Frida/Homenaje a Frida. The free show will take place at the Ford Resource & Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley Avenue in Southwest Detroit. Admission is free and no advance reservations are necessary. The show will feature dance performances, spoken word and visual arts from the Living…
  • Forman Mills discount superstore opens in Pontiac, brings 400 jobs, revitalizes vacant properties

    M Lapham
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Looking for a discount on brand name stuff? With more than 400 jobs and plenty of discount shopping opportunities in tow in Southeast Michigan, Forman Mills Clothing Factory Warehouse will open not just a store, but its largest store on record, in Pontiac on Friday, March 27. This massive 88,000- sq.-ft. superstore is located in the Oakland Pointe Shopping Center at 250 North Telegraph Road in the space formerly occupied by Mervyns. It is the sixth one opened in Michigan by the chain. Doors open at 9:00 am. “We’re proud to build stores in communities where people actually live and work…
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  • Karmaloop Says There’s No Deal with Kanye West and Damon Dash …Yet

    Deron Dalton
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    *Rumor has it Kanye West and Damon Dash are partnering up to buy online retailer Karmaloop after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company responded to “news.” The rumors started when Dash released a series of Instagram video posts about buying the retailer. “We decided to go buy Karmaloop.” However, Karmaloop told Four Pins: “As we confirmed earlier this […]
  • Harvey Levin on Why All TMZ Employees Share One Big Room

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    * will celebrate its 10th birthday in November, and it’s apparent that the entire celebrity news-driven operation hasn’t just gotten older, but also a lot wider. To be blunt, it has picked up weight. “We have four websites. We have three television shows, we have a bus tour. We have a business office,” managing editor […]
  • Apologizes for Controversial ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    *Deadline co-editor-in-chief Nellie Andreeva published a column last week that suggested the rush to cast actors of color has gone too far and become “too much of a good thing.” Following an intense backlash from everyone ranging from the NAACP Hollywood Bureau to “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, Deadline editor Mike Fleming Jr. has issued an […]
  • Cheo Hodari Coker to Executive Produce Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    *“Luke Cage,” the third series in Marvel’s four-series package at Netflix, has tapped “Ray Donovan” co-executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker as executive producer and showrunner, reports This marks Coker’s first showrunning gig. He’ll also build the program’s story by writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016. Luke Cage […]
  • Gilbert Arenas Claims Laura Govan’s $1M Ring was Fake

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    *Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas says the million-dollar ring he gave ex-fiancée Laura Govan is fake. Govan sued Arenas claiming that he “forcefully took” the engagement ring back from her and booted her from their California home along with their four children. Arenas denied the allegations on Instagram, saying he’s far from a deadbeat dead and […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Cal Rep Wraps Season With Jennifer Maisel’s Out of Orbit

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Los Angeles-based duo of playwright Jennifer Maisel and director Lindsay Allbaugh spearheads Out of Orbit in the final show of the 2014-2015 California Repertory season. The creative team demonstrates the distance between communication and connection can sometimes be worlds apart.Read the rest of Cal Rep Wraps Season With Jennifer Maisel’s Out of Orbit
  • April First Fridays Brings Long Beach County Fair Back to Bixby Knolls

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s that time of year again! First Fridays and Long Beach Fresh are working together to bring you the “2nd Annual Long Beach County Fair” on April 3! All of our seeders, feeders, eaters, and creators will be on site to provide the community with all the best Long Beach has to offer. From Heritage bacon-wrapped bison Italian sausage ON A STICK at The Factory to aquaponics in Expo Arts Center, to Karl? jamming at DRNK, to carnival games. You are sure to find something for everyone.Read the rest of April First Fridays Brings Long Beach County Fair Back to Bixby Knolls
  • Qualify For Free Hearing Test, Free Phone at Weingart “California Telephone Access Program” Event

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Hearing Assistive Technology Committee (HAT) announces the return of the special event with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Weingart Senior Center.Read the rest of Qualify For Free Hearing Test, Free Phone at Weingart “California Telephone Access Program” Event
  • Long Beach Water Issues Business $800 Penalty for Violating Water Restrictions

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Water Department issued its first water violation penalty last week, serving an $800 charge to a business who continuously violated four different landscape irrigation water restrictions. Long Beach Water used the smart meter technology to identify the water violations.Read the rest of Long Beach Water Issues Business $800 Penalty for Violating Water Restrictions
  • City FY 2016 Budget Tops Agenda at Long Beach Central Project Area Council April Meeting

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Peppercorner Family Restaurant. LB CPAC members have a keen interest in the City’s budget process. The actual work of developing the budget each year begins in the spring. When the community sees the budget in July or August, it’s really too late to have effective input to the departments. It is important that the community get involved much earlier than July. At a City Council study session a few weeks ago, it appears the process for the FY 16 budget is…
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Thai junta leader Prayuth moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    AP News
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday. Pic: AP. BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister and junta leader has asked the king for formal approval to lift martial law, which the military imposed ahead of a coup last May that overturned an elected government. The monarch’s approval is considered a formality. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former army commander, has been under pressure to scrap martial law, which placed the military in charge of public…
  • Burma government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal

    AP News
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    Recruits of the Kachin Independence Army in training near Laiza. Pic: AP. YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest. Though lauded as a significant step — the opposing sides have tussled over wording and rights over natural resources for months — fighting between the army and two rebel factions in northern Burma highlight the challenges still ahead. President Thein Sein appeared briefly at Tuesday’s signing. He said he was happy a single draft…
  • Same sex marriage wins recognition in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward

    AP News
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    Pic: AP. TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s Shibuya ward has become the first locale in Japan to recognize same sex partnerships as the “equivalent of a marriage,” guaranteeing the identical rights of married couples, including hospital visitations and apartment rentals. The ward assembly voted Tuesday to approve an initiative to start issuing same sex marriage certificates. The new ordinance applies only to Shibuya, and it’s technically not legally binding. Violators, however, will have their names posted on the ward’s website. Shibuya is also planning an aggressive…
  • Death toll in Kashmir floods rises to 15

    AP News
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    A Kashmiri man stretches his hand to help a local evacuate from a flood affected area in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday. Pic: AP. SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region. Police superintendent Fayaz Ahmed said Tuesday that rescue workers had pulled 15 bodies from the debris of two houses that partially sank in Budgam district. Searchers were looking for a 6-year-old trapped in the…
  • Malaysian to hang for killing 2 British students

    AP News
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Pic: AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced a fishmonger to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the high court on Tuesday found Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, guilty of stabbing to death Aidan Brunger and Neil Gareth Dalton in Sarawak state last August. Muhamad Iskandar said the court ruled that Zulkipli’s defense was “merely an afterthought” and failed to raise any reasonable doubt in the case. He said that Zulkipli had told his friends he wanted to “test his…
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    Asia Travels

  • Alay’s “Special”

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Last time I did my best to introduce you guys to the famous dish of South Kyrgyzstan. Now the turn is to the famous drink! The days are getting warmer with sunshine spreading more light day by day. Soon will be that period when we will not be able to walk in the streets for […]
  • “Signature” of South

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    There is no one who has not heard about famous Uzbek plov! It is the signature food of south Kyrgyzstan and loved by everyone. Whether if you go to the weddings, birthday parties or some other events, it is impossible to imagine the dinners without this food! What makes it so special? The main ingredients […]
  • “Walnut” production

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    Last time we talked about the biggest walnut forest on Earth – Arslanbab in Jalal Abad province of Kyrgyzstan. We also mentioned that every year, the forest gives so many tons of fruit, which is also exported to other countries abroad. Today I would like to turn your attention to some another important fact. Walnut […]
  • Walnut Forest

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

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    I really hope that he story of Mountains Queen – Kurmanjan Datka touched many of yours’ hearts. So, hoping that every detail and information, which is connected to her, will be interesting for you, I decided to write about the place of her residence – Alay valley, just next to the province of Osh. Alay […]
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  • Foreign Adoptions in US at Lowest Level Since 1982

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The number of foreign children adopted by US parents dropped by 9% last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to State Department figures.The department's report for the 2014 fiscal year shows 6,441 adoptions from abroad, down from 7,094 in 2013 and about 74% below the...
  • Arkansas Passes Own 'Religious Freedom' Bill

    John Johnson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Indiana might be backing away from its controversial religious freedom law, but Arkansas is embracing one of its own. State lawmakers today approved the bill and sent it along to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is expected to sign, reports Arkansas Online . Arkansas lawmakers rejected attempts to include a clause that...
  • Inmate Escapes by Emailing Own Release Order to Jail

    Jenn Gidman
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    A smuggled cellphone and an online scheme that even a British judge called "ingenious" allowed a 28-year-old inmate waiting for his fraud trial to escape prison, NBC News reports. Last March, Neil Moore was housed in England's Wandsworth Prison—the same facility that once housed Julian Assange and allowed Ronnie...
  • Ancient Potion May Kill Modern Superbug

    Arden Dier
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Could one of the world's oldest medical textbooks hold the secret to destroying today's antibiotic-resistant superbugs? A new study suggests it's possible, reports the BBC . After perusing remedies in a 9th- or 10th-century manuscript known as Bald's Leechbook in the British Library, researchers from Nottingham University whipped up an old...
  • After Tweet Mess, Comedy Central Backs Trevor Noah

    Polly Davis Doig
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Yesterday, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would be taking over the Daily Show , a fresh, biracial—albeit male—face to add to the late-night pantheon. But that was yesterday. Today, there's a tempest brewing over Noah's Twitter account, in which he says things like this, as spotted by Buzzfeed's...
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  • Plane makes emergency landing after passenger stunk up the toilet

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Passengers of a British Airways flight were left stranded for 15 hours after someone stunk up the toilet after takeoff. The flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow Airport in London, England, leaving passengers stranded for 15 hours because someone made the toilet really smelly, a spokesperson for British Airways said. The flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had just arrived to Brussels, Belgium, when the plane's pilot made the strange announcement. Passengers were told that the smell had become too unbearable about half an hour into the seven-hour flight. Passengers said that they…
  • Lion Opens Car Door In Safari!

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Joshua Sutherland‘s sisters were visiting their parents in South Africa and went for a car ride of a life time. The family found a pride of lions and slowly pulled up next to them to get a better view. One lioness decided to check them out and eventually figured out how to open the car door with her mouth. The girls screamed and quickly closed the door. It was only then that they all realized out loud “you’re supposed to lock the door.”
  • Young woman who dressed as man exposed after her mustache fell off while robbing old man! (Video)

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    A woman who dressed as a man, was busted while attempting to withdraw money from an old man’s bank account. The 27-year-old woman who posed as the old man’s male friend, tried to withdraw money from his account, but was busted when her fake mustache began peeling off her face. Police said that Kayleigh Mendonca of Leominster, Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man with the mustache, a big coat, large gloves and big glasses. She borrowed her 65-year-old friend's truck and drove up to the bank’s window to withdraw $500 from his account.  The 65-year-old victim was identified as…
  • Irelands Dumbest Criminal !

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    A would-be thief in Ireland attempted to break into a car by throwing a brick into the vehicle's window, only for the brick to bounce back and knock the man unconscious, CCTV video obtained by the Irish Independent shows. The owner of the nearby Pheasant pub and the car that fought back, Gerry Brady, came out to investigate and saw the man lying in a pool of his own blood. That's when the suspect attempted to blackmail him, he said. More from the Independent: “When the Gardaí picked him up, he started claiming that I attacked him. He was still telling them that in the station when I came…
  • Skydiver Has Seizure In Midair - Caught On Video!

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Christopher Jones sees himself as a lucky guy. The 22-year-old Australian suffered a seizure during a skydiving training course in November, and his instructor -- who had to make two attempts to deploy the unconscious Jones' parachute. Jones' lifelong dream of becoming a pilot was dashed when he was diagnosed with epilepsy. After going four years without a seizure, he decided to try skydiving to experience the same feeling pilots do. "Possibly the scariest moment of my life. On the 14th of November 2014 while doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death…
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    Capital News

  • Blow to EACC as Commissioner Onsongo resigns

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Matemu recently suspended the commission’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Michael Mubea who was reinstated hours later by the CEO Halake Waqo. NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31- The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission suffered a major blow after Commissioner Jane Onsongo resigned on Tuesday citing infighting within the body. Onsongo told Citizen TV on Tuesday evening that the commission was incapable of fighting the numerous mega corruption cases in the country. This comes as the commission chairperson Mumo Matemu and his deputy Irene Keino were preparing to appear before the National Assembly…
  • Ngilu, Chirchir linked to Sonko deals in EACC report

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Chirchir and Sonko are on the other hand being investigated on suspicion of conspiring to defraud the Kenyan taxpayer of Sh1.4 billion by attempting to influence the award of a Kenya Pipeline tender. NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu and her Energy counterpart Davis Chirchir have been linked to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko on suspicion of colluding on corrupt deals. The two CSs are linked to Sonko in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Report on the Current Status of Corruption Matters under Investigation that President Kenyatta presented to…
  • Thousands celebrate as Nigeria opposition claims vote win

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    A man walks past a billboard of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari in Lagos, on March 31, 2015 © AFP KANO, Nigeria, Mar 31 – Thousands of people spilled into the streets in northern Nigeria in celebration on Tuesday after opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory in the presidential election. A cavalcade of motorbikes and cars with their headlights on and horns blaring paraded through the streets of Kano, northern Nigeria’s biggest city and an ancient seat of learning. Drivers performed stunts, filling the air…
  • Committee blacklists Ababu, 4 others from PAC

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    The committee also proposed the reprimanding of Namwamba, Abass, Anyanga and Bett for making unsubstantiated allegations against their colleagues and will thus be required apologise. NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – The Powers and Privileges Committee probing corruption allegations against the Public Accounts Committee chaired by embattled Budalangi Legislator Ababu Namwamba has recommended the dissolution of the committee. The recommendations are also calling for the reconstitution of the committee with the exclusion of Ababu Namwamba(Budalangi), Omondi Anyanga (Nyatike), Cecily Mbarire…
  • Graft accusations against parastatal heads emerge

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – Twenty one heads of State Corporations are among officers who appear on the ‘list of shame’ authored by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and presented to Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta. National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Managing Trustee Richard Lang’at, Property development manager Mutemi Nzau and the General manager Finance and Investment Gideon Kyengo are being investigated for allegations that they irregularly approved a budget of over Sh5 billion for the development of the Tassia II housing scheme and awarded the tender to a Chinese…
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  • MPs set to make huge profits on sales of their taxpayer-funded second homes

    Descrier Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Dozens of MPs are set to make hundreds of thousands of pounds in profits from the sale of their tax-payer-funded second homes, new research reveals. Many MPs claimed expenses for mortgage interest payments, furniture, and other household expenditure for the second homes under the lax MPs expenses rules prior to 2010. As they stand down after the upcoming general election and sell their second homes, much of the tax-payer money spent on these properties will now be turned into hundreds of thousands of pounds in profits, according to findings by online estate agent eMoov. The expenses scandal…
  • Malaysia: Borneo man convicted of murdering two British students

    Descrier Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    A Malaysian court has convicted a local man of murdering two British medical students on the island of Borneo. Aidan Brunger, 22, and Neil Dalton, 22, from Newcastle University were stabbed to death during their six week work placement at a hospital in Kuching in north-western Borneo. Their bodies were found at the side of the road by cafe workers on 6 August last year in the Jalan Padungan area of the city, a place full of bars and restaurants frequented by tourists. Local fishmonger Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, admitted to being involved in a street fight with the two students and two other men,…
  • Fears raised over Middle East stability as Sunni states bomb Yemen

    The Conversation
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East and known to have more weapons than citizens, has been a security nightmare for some time – but its recent downturn has finally spurred its neighbours to military action. An unprecedented coalition of Sunni states has lined up to preserve what they consider as the legitimate Yemeni government. On the night of March 25, the Saudi ambassador in Washington announced the start of Operation Storm of Resolve at a news conference. The following day, the Saudi media confirmed that a coalition of states comprising Qatar, Morocco, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain,…
  • Election 2015: David Cameron launches Conservative campaign from outside Number 10

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    I have just had an Audience with Her Majesty the Queen, following the dissolution of Parliament. The General Election will be held on May 7th. Until that day I will be going to all four corners and all four nations of our United Kingdom, with one clear message. Together we are turning our country around …… and for the sake of you, your family, and your children’s future …… we have got to see this through. Five years ago, when I walked through that black door, millions of people were unemployed, there was no economic security for our families and there were worries…
  • Election 2015: Ed Miliband launches Labour business manifesto

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    We’re here to launch our business manifesto. It is a plan we have worked on with so many of you over the last five years. Our plan is based on the idea that Britain can only succeed when all our businesses have the chance to succeed. Large businesses. And smaller businesses. The multinational company and the family firm. The FTSE 100 and the start-up insurgent. Creating wealth. Making profits. Providing jobs. Playing by the rules. And paying the taxes that support our public services. Our plan is to work with all our businesses. With a government that balances the books, invests in…
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Oil Search Pacific Games Relay in Vanimo

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    Today, day three of the Oil Search Pacific Games Relay, the Baton was scheduled to visit many towns and villages including Vanimo Town, Bewani Government Border Post, Wutung Village, Musu Village, Yako Village, Waramo Village, Lido Village and the Surf Club, Vanimo Green District Office, Vanimo Primary School, Vanimo General Hospital, Sandaun Provincial Government, Dali Beach, Sissano Lagoon, Tumeleo Island and Aitape.The Baton travelled by vehicle, foot and boat. The boat used to transport the Baton was kindly donated by the Raihu Rural Hospital.The mouth of the Sissano Lagoon and the…
  • PNG Hunters' performance impresses coach Marum

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    The PNG Hunters head coach Michael Marum is impressed with the performance of his men in the Queensland Cup against Tweed Heads Seagulls at the Kalabond Oval, in Kokopo, on Sunday.Marum praised Ase Boas, Kato Ottio, Oti Bland Tony and Stargoth Amean’s performances but said ill-discipline in the second half saw the Hunters score only a single try through Boas.The Hunters thrashed the Seagulls 38-10 in their Round 4 match in the East New Britain capital. By half-time, the Hunters were leading 34-0.  Marum said with the support of the big boys up front, it had set the foundation for the…
  • Vanuatu to attend 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, PNG

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    VANUATU will take part in the July Port Moresby Pacific Games, organizing committee chief executive officer Peter Stewart has confirmed.Two weeks ago Cyclone Pam ripped through the small island nation, leaving behind scenes of utter devastation.Since then, the United Nations had reached all 22 storm-affected islands of the country, with food for more than 160,000 people.Stewart said Vanuatu, which would host the 2017 Pacific Mini Games, was confident of bringing in a big contingent despite the devastation suffered. Team Vanuatu’s chef de mission attended a meeting hosted by the organising…
  • Oil Search Pacific Games Relay Goes to the Star Mountains

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    The Oil Search Pacific Games Relay got off to an early start today and headed to Telifomin – Papua New Guinea’s highest town, located in the Star Mountains in the centre of the island of New Guinea.The Baton team had a magical trip flying in over a blanket of white cloud with black mountains peeping out. Telefomin used to be difficult to get to but thanks to work on the Frieda River Mine it is now accessible and the team saw five planes and three choppers land whilst they were there for hour.The people were shy and hung back until welcomed and then kids in packs appeared from nowhere, all…
  • ABG President Momis's letter to Jubilee Australia

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Dear Board Members,With reference to my letters to you dated 26th October, 2nd November and 1st December 2014, on behalf of the elected Autonomous Bougainville Government, I am deeply concerned by your failure to have the courtesy of responding to the issues that I raised with you, the questions that I asked you.You and the organisation you head are demonstrating shameful degrees of ignorance and arrogance.You have involved the organisation in a complex, delicate, post-conflict situation, about which the organisation, and yourselves demonstrate remarkably little knowledge, with no…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Ukraine as a Vital Security Interest for Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    An American official in Brussels recently informed me of a meeting he had with a highly placed European Union diplomat during which the latter “stressed that Ukraine is an ‘almost existential’ issue for Europe.” The phrase “almost existential” is worth looking at more closely. Existential issues concern the life or death of the subject concerned. A Russian attack on Germany would be an existential issue for Germany. A Russian attack on Tajikistan would be an existential issue for Tajikistan, but a non-existential issue for Germany. An almost existential issue for some country is…
  • Iran’s Latest Bait and Switch

    Alan Johnson
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Watching the P5+1 talks, I’ve been thinking a lot about the final scene of the classic movie Some Like it Hot. Remember it? Jack Lemmon has spent much of the film dressed as a woman, and as a result, has inadvertently won the affections of a smitten Joe E. Brown. Trying to back out of this entanglement, Lemmon gives Brown reason after reason why they can’t be married. The trouble is, nothing Curtis says is able to put Brown off. Desperate, Curtis finally removes his wig and shouts, “I’m a man!” But Brown simply smiles and says, “Well, nobody’s perfect.” America’s stance in…
  • China’s Never-Ending ‘War on Pollution’

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    On Monday, the Beijing municipal government announced it would close the last of its major coal-fired generating stations. By next year, China Huaneng Group’s 845-megawatt plant will cease operations. The capital city shuttered another one in 2014 and two more last week. The closed facilities will be replaced by four new ones powered by clean-burning natural gas. Beijing’s notoriously dirty skies—its air is more than twice as bad as the Chinese national standard—should be cleaner as a result of the closures. There is now a sense that Chinese leaders are starting to take the…
  • Dealing with Iran: Get It in Writing

    Annie Fixler
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    On March 25th, the New York Times reported that Iranian negotiators are resisting putting onto paper the yet-to-be-finalized political framework for a comprehensive agreement on its nuclear program. Anyone who’s ever waited four months for a landlord to fix a leaky faucet he “promised” to fix “tomorrow,” knows the importance of the age-old adage, “Get It in Writing,” or as the seasoned diplomat and scholar Dennis Ross explains more eloquently, “As important as it is to forge conceptual understandings, they must still be translated into concrete agreements that get expressed in…
  • Kremlin Election Fraud Revealed. Again.

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    NOVOYE DEVYATKINO, Russia — The most popular political myths of Vladimir Putin’s regime, too often uncritically repeated by Western commentators—that Putin and his United Russia party are “supported by the vast majority of Russians” and that the opposition is “weak” and “unpopular”—are rarely tested, since most of the time Kremlin opponents are barred from the ballot. Last Sunday offered a rare glimpse into the actual opinions of Russian voters. On March 22nd, Novoye Devyatkino, a municipality north of St. Petersburg that has been referred to as “Russia’s New…
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  • RIP Stephen Crouch. Top source, fine man.

    Jason Lewis
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
     Stephen Crouch Crouch was likened to a character out of a John le Carré novel Crouch was likened to a character out of a John le Carré novelLast updated at 8:41PM, March 4 2015 Enigmatic lobbyist whose suspected links with the security services were, unusually, forcefully denied by the Foreign Office In April 1991, with the dust settling on the first Gulf War and a series of bloody uprisings raging in northern and southern Iraq, Stephen Crouch was camped out in the Turkish town of CizreThe bleak outpost, perched precariously on the border with both Syria and Iraq, and surrounded on…
  • Innocent in Guantanamo

    Jason Lewis
    27 May 2014 | 3:56 am
    AL QAEDA GENERAL...OR JUST A CHEF WHO COOKED THE BEST FISH IN LONDON?BY JASON LEWIS26 February 2006The Mail on SundayAN alleged Al Qaeda ' general' held at the Guantanamo Bay terror suspect camp was working as a chef in London when America says he was training to be an assassin in Afghanistan, it is claimed.Cooked up charges?  Chef or "The General", Ahmed Errachidi Evidence obtained by The Mail on Sunday casts serious doubt on US allegations that Ahmed Errachidi was fighting alongside Osama Bin Laden in the months before the September 11 attacks.The revelation comes…
  • Radical past. From the archives

    Jason Lewis
    27 May 2014 | 3:44 am
    Frighteningly radical, set on violence what MI5 said about Labour boss's old comrades; Secret security service files reveal militant past of new General SecretaryBy JASON LEWISFirst published 2 September 2001 The Mail on SundayTHE NEW General Secretary of the Labour Party was named by the security services as a Communist firebrand and actively supported a series of student riots, The Mail on Sunday has learned.Secret documents reveal how David Triesman now a respected trade union negotiator and a millionaire through inherited investment and property businesses was regarded as a leading…
  • Spies? Princess Margaret's butler and top author Derek Tangye.

    Jason Lewis
    27 May 2014 | 3:28 am
    THE KGB'S SPY AT THE PALACE Soviet intelligence files reveal the extraordinary story of how Princess Margaret's butler and top author Derek Tangye sold secrets to MoscowBy JASON LEWIS and KIM WILLSHERpublished 20 February 2000Mail on SundayTHE Soviet Union spied on the British Royal Family during the height of the Cold War and even succeeded in getting an agent employed as Princess Margaret's butler, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.Today we unmask Thomas Cronin -code-name Rab -as the key agent in an audacious plan that led to the Royals' most intimate secrets being sent to spymasters in…
  • Race to save Britain's oak trees

    Jason Lewis
    9 Jul 2013 | 1:46 am
    Race to save Britain's oak trees from mystery disease that's 'bleeding them to death'... and the colourful beetle that could be to blameThousands of oaks have already been affected by a mysterious diseaseIt can kill the ancient trees within four yearsGovernment has ordered a huge survey across Britain to track the threatBy JASON LEWISPUBLISHED: 22:10, 6 July 2013 | UPDATED: 22:32, 6 July 2013Mail on SundayUnder threat: A classical country scene with a large Oak in the Lake District National Park near HawksheadThe Government is spending £1.1 million on an emergency…
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    Pars Herald

  • Tiger Woods Departs the World’s Elite

    Saeed Maleki
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    Tiger Woods has lost his place in the top 100 golfers in what marks a hugely significant moment in what has been a 20 year journey of triumph, controversy and record-breaking. Sadly for fans of golf, the rampant Tiger Woods that provided such joy and stunning moments in the sport will most likely never make it back to anything like he was, but he insists he will do everything he can to be back for The Masters on the 9th April. McIlroy to the Fore With young superstars like Rory McIlroy now taking the sport to a whole new level, inspired by the athleticism brought into the game by Tiger,…
  • Jamie Oliver Gears Up for New Health Campaign

    Mohsen Salami
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has launched a new campaign in the form of a petition to try to improve food education in schools throughout the world. Oliver, who famously saw his campaign to introduce healthy gourmet-style meals to the UK’s school dinner regime backfire 10 years ago, has started his new campaign on Thus far he has amassed over 60,000 signatures in just over a week, a figure which pales into insignificance against the one million people disturbed enough to insist that Jeremy Clarkson be re-instated as a Top Gear presenter, despite beating up a producer because a…
  • UK’s Tech North Movement Gets New Head

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Claire Braithwaite, Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Clearly So, has been installed as the new Head of Tech North. Her main task will be to continue the acceleration of the digital economy in the North of England, bringing investors and the brightest digital entrepreneurs together to advance the UK’s tech movement. Braithwaite has a great track record in this field, Clearly So has been successfully bringing investors and entrepreneurs searching for substantial capital together, across a range of sectors. But with the emergence of the digital business community across the UK,…
  • QROPS Flexible Access Questions For Expats

    Hossein Soltani
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Thousands of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) savers will be barred from the new flexible access drawdown rules from April. Only two QROPS jurisdictions have so far made any move to change local pension rules to align with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) flexible access rules. Out of more than 3,600 QROPS in 45 financial centres, Gibraltar and Malta account for just 66 pensions. The fear for many QROPS savers is whether their financial jurisdiction will let providers offer flexible access, and if they do, when will the provider be ready to implement the far-reaching…
  • SEIS Comes Through Budget 2015 Unscathed

    Hossein Soltani
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) has become an enduring piece of legislation since the Government introduced it in 2012. However, since the beginning it has been subject to amendments in order to reduce some of the generous tax reliefs offered. This year marks the first year that no reductions in benefits for investors have been witnessed, although at the same time, the calls from some quarters for an extension to the advantages entrepreneurs gain from the scheme fell on deaf ears. In fact, the only discernible announcement relating to SEIS came as Chancellor George Osborne…
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  • Apple's gay CEO slams Indiana, yet opens stores in Saudi Arabia

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    In what Indiana's governor and his supporters describe as defense of any given individual's religious convictions, detractors roundly decry as blatant discrimination against the LGBT community. Possibly the best explanation of Indiana'...
  • John Kerry; 'If Allah wills it'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It's not everyday that the United States Secretary of State invokes the Islamic deity, but as reported, that's just what John Kerry did. As reported by the Western Journalism news portal (via Google News) on March...
  • 'Speaking w/ demons'; mother pleads not guilty of beheading 3-month-old daughter

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    In a case that's horrifying by any objective measure, a 20-year-old mother who has reportedly been "speaking with demons" has plead not guilty in the decapitation murder trial of her 3-month-old child...
  • Ex-CFO who hammered Chick-fil-A worker now homeless and on food stamps

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Some call it cosmic karma, others call it a case of what comes around goes around, and in the Marine Corps family-friendly version - payback's a med-evac. Call it what you will, but few will deny that...
  • Media bias: The myth of 'Occupied' Israeli Territories

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    EditorialAs the joke goes: Do you know why the terrorists didn't hit the UN Building on 9/11? Because too many of their relatives work there. Yes, official international hatred of Israel has been around for decades. Unfortunately...
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • UnitedHealth Group to acquire Catamaran in a $12.8 billion deal

    Anna Domanska
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    UnitedHealth offered to pay $61.50 per share of Catamaran, a 27% premium over Friday’s closing price of $48.32. Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion to promote its pharmacy benefit management, as it competes with bigger rivals such as Express Scripts Holdings Co. As part of the deal, Catamaran, the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S., will be integrated into UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx unit, the industry’s third-largest player and part of the Optum…
  • McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

    Christy Gren
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    The potential menu change partly reflects how McDonald’s is working to maintain pace with shifting habits. Fast-food giant McDonald’s is preparing to test out an all-day breakfast option in select locations in the San Diego area throughout the next month or two. That means Egg McMuffins and Hot Cakes will soon be available the entire day. If the trial turns out successful, the fast food giant could expand it to more restaurants. At most locations, McDonald’s stops serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m. during weekdays or 11 a.m. on weekends. The world’s largest restaurant chain said in a…
  • Google Announces Chrome OS Update That Includes Google Now support And Material Design

    Carrie Ann
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Google Now support will show cards below the displayed apps, just like the feature which appears in Android smartphones and tablets. In an announcement made last week, technology giant Google said that they are bringing the ‘Google Now’ notification card into the Chrome operating system. The move is targeted at developing a more Android-like experience for the users of Google Chromebook laptops and Chromebox. Dubbed as the Chrome Launcher 2.0, the new update is available for users on the Chrome OS beta channel. In a statement Google said that the look and feel of the user interface…
  • Volvo plans $500 million U.S. plant to foster car sales

    Anna Domanska
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    The new plant will serve the United States as well as the export markets. China-owned Volvo Cars on Monday announced plans to invest about US$500 million to build a new manufacturing facility in the US as part of the company’s ambitious plan to reverse dwindling sales. Without providing more details or a timeline, Volvo said it was studying various locations for the U.S. factory and the complete details of the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be disclosed at a later date. Volvo’s transformation has been ongoing since 2010, following its sale to Zhejiang…
  • McDonald’s unveils Big Mac-themed clothing and lifestyle products in Sweden

    Anna Domanska
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Currently, the new Big Mac Shop fashion line is strictly limited to Sweden only. McDonald’s lovers have something to cheer about, as the fastfood company has launched its first Big Mac-patterned clothing and homeware range. McDonald’s Swedish headquarters rolled out a capsule collection of white clothes and other products covered in images of the meaty meal. It was revealed on Tuesday at a McWalk fashion show at a mall in Stockholm, Sweden. The Big Mac fashion line includes thermal tops and bottoms, dog jackets, raincoats, rubber boots, wallpaper in the Big Mac pattern, duvet cover and…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Powerbank Plus Bluetooth Mic and Speaker

    Raffy Pekson II
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    With PowerPlay2, you can have the convenience of carrying power to keep your devices going wherever you go. It’s the ultimate accessory for all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices. A compact and light-weight design allows you to place your speaker wherever you want – up to 33 feet away from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Wirelessly stream your music library from you iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphone or laptop loud and clear, without earphones.
  • Experience Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge First With Globe

    Raffy Pekson II
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Globe Telecom is giving its customers first dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as it welcomes the arrival of Samsung’s latest devices in select Globe stores starting Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • PAL Starts New York Flights Today

    Raffy Pekson II
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Philippine Airlines (PAL) is all set to begin its much-awaited maiden voyage to New York City today, March 15, 2015. This flight is scheduled four times a week with a stopover at Vancouver, BC.
  • Le Cellier, P. Ferraud & Fils, Sofitel and the Beaujolais Experience

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Le Cellier French Wine Selection and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel hosted its Beaujolais celebration by pairing food from Spiral Buffet Restaurant with wine from the Beaujolais region, just a few days after the worldwide Beaujolais celebration. This time, Monsieur Yves-Dominique Ferraud of P. Ferraud & Fils presented his family’s wine selection which includes red wine made from Gamay and white wine made from Chardonnay.
  • Soiree Beaujolais 2014 in the Philippines

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

    Nandita Jha
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    A security company Cylance, discovered  a vulnerability in ANTlabs InnGate devices, after which they issued a public advisory on March 26 about its system vulnerability (CVE-2015-0932), which provide Wi-Fi access in hotels and convention centers and other places. In its advisory ANTlabs warns, "An incorrect rsync configuration on certain models of our gateway products allows an external system to obtain unrestricted remote read/write file access.”Researcher Brian Wallace wrote in a detailed blog post that “Remote access is obtained through an unauthenticated rsync daemon running on…
  • Slack hacked, over 100k users data compromised

    Sabari Selvan
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Slack, a team communication tool, has suffered suffered a security breach on its central user database, potentially leaving user's login credentials in the hands of hackers. Slack was launched in 2013 and its android application has been downloaded by more than 100,000 users so far(according to Google Play store).The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post. The unauthorized access took place for about 4 days in February. The database accessed by the intruders included usernames, email IDs, and  passwords(hashed). It also contained optional data added by users such as phone…
  • Android users worldwide exposed to Malware risks

    Dhruv Paliwal
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Network security company, Palo Alto Networks, has confirmed that they have discovered a vulnerability in Google's Android OS application installation procedure, that can leave its users potentially exposed to malware that can seek control of the whole device. They have named the vulnerability, 'Android Installer Hijacking'.The vulnerability called Time-of-Check to Time-of-Use (TOCTTOU) was discovered by Palo Alto in January last year. In simple words, it hijacks your device while the installation of an application and installs malware instead of the application.The malware has been linked to…
  • Kreditech Suspects Insider In Data Breach

    Nandita Jha
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Kreditech, a Germany-based  micro-loan startup is investigating a data breach of personal and financial records of thousands of its online applicants, according to Brian Krebs report. A Web site accessible via Tor, a software that transfers  Internet traffic  to a global network of relays, included links to countless documents, drivers licenses, national Ids, scanned passports, and credit agreements taken from Kreditech’s servers.A group of  hackers 'A4' professes to have posted the screen shots of the hundreds of gigabytes documents of Kreditech.Kreditech head of…
  • Twitch advises users to change passwords after potential hack

    Dhruv Paliwal
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Gaming video broadcaster Twitch recently announced that the site could have potentially been hacked and all users should set new passwords for their accounts on the website.The company has given out an official statement on the matter saying that hackers could have gained access to personal account information of its users. The website has not given out any information as to how hackers accessed the user information.Not taking any chances, Twitch has expires the passwords of all its user accounts and also accounts linked from Youtube and Twitter. The company has gone a step further and also…
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV


    29 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Originally posted on BaylorIC Worldwide TV: Many of BaylorIC TV supporters have always wondered what would happen if “The Best Ever” Floyd Mayweather was interviewed by Ingram Jones.  In this video, you no longer have to wonder. We bring you “TBE” not in his show All Access but PROPER ACCESS on BaylorIC TV. View originalFiled under: Sport

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Many of BaylorIC TV supporters have always wondered what would happen if “The Best Ever” Floyd Mayweather was interviewed by Ingram Jones.  In this video, you no longer have to wonder. We bring you “TBE” not in his show All Access but PROPER ACCESS on BaylorIC TV. Filed under: America, BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Celebrity News, Comedians, comedy, Floyd Mayweather, Ingram Jones Interviews, parody, Spoof, Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV Mayweather, Boxing, Breaking Mayweather news, Floyd Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather 2015, Floyd Mayweather Ingram Jones, Floyd Mayweather…
  • In This Corner Boxing Podcast with Special Guest BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am We talk to Ingram Jones of BaylorIC Worldwide & Bayloric TV Boxing Channel about boxing in Ireland, The UK, & around the world. Hear discussions about Muhammad Ali’s brother — Rahman Ali; also Wilder, Fury, Klitschko, Jennings, Stiverne, Byrd, Thurman, Broner, Khan, Guerrero — and that’s just to name a few. Plus, Larry Holmes tells you who he’s betting on in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. MayPac‬ MikeMittman‬ boxing‬ podcast‬Filed under: America, BayloriC Tv Boxing, Boxing, boxing podcast, Fight news, General, in this corner, In…

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    BaylorIC TV Boxing are back with another exclusive. Don House, the trainer that guided Bermane Stiverne to become the first Haitian Born Heavyweight Champion Of The World talks to Ingram Jones about the title loss to new champion Deontay Wilder. In this interview you will hear shocking revelations as to how the then WBC World Champion decided to approach his upcoming first title defence against No 1 contender unbeaten knockout king Deontay Wilder who had a perfect knockout percentage coming into the fight 32 fights, 32 knockouts. You will also hear about plans of the comeback trail with a…
  • An important message for all of BAYLORIC TV supporters across social media

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Dear Reader, We would like to take the moment to thank you for supporting BaylorIC TV. The road is not an easy one when you are working hard to achieve those goals in life that you have set out to accomplish. A very important event is happening in my life and I would like to share it with you in this very short video. I hope that you can tune in and listen to me mixing with the very best in the business. Here is the link To listen to my St Patrick’s Day Message scroll to 6minutes 49 seconds on the link included! Thank you once again for your…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • China’s Never-Ending ‘War on Pollution’

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    On Monday, the Beijing municipal government announced it would close the last of its major coal-fired generating stations. By next year, China Huaneng Group’s 845-megawatt plant will cease operations. The capital city shuttered another one in 2014 and two more last week. The closed facilities will be replaced by four new ones powered by clean-burning natural gas. Beijing’s notoriously dirty skies—its air is more than twice as bad as the Chinese national standard—should be cleaner as a result of the closures. There is now a sense that Chinese leaders are starting to take the…
  • China's Infrastructure Bank Proposal Gains Traction

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    On Tuesday, France, Germany, and Italy announced they will participate in the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The trio follows Britain’s decision to do so and precedes expected announcements by Australia and South Korea. Washington had counseled caution about joining AIIB and is not expected to sign on. The rush of American friends and allies to become founding members was portrayed as a “debacle” for the US by Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman and a “humiliation” of Washington by the South China Morning Post.The US, Rachman noted, now looks “isolated and…
  • Is China’s One-Party State on the Brink?

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    “We cannot predict when Chinese communism will collapse,” writes David Shambaugh in an essay in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, “but it is hard not to conclude that we are witnessing its final phase.” The George Washington University professor is known in the global China-watching community as having close ties to the Communist Party of China. In his essay, titled “The Coming Chinese Crackup,” he mentions attending a conference at the Central Party School in Beijing last December and having other contacts with cadres and officials. He was recently named one of America’s top 20…
  • Will Russia Buckle, Sell China Control of Its Oil Fields?

    Gordon G. Chang
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich signaled that the Kremlin would be willing to give Chinese companies majority stakes in Russian oil and gas fields. “There used to be a psychological barrier,” he said, speaking from Krasnoyarsk, a city in energy-rich Siberia. “Now it doesn’t exist anymore. We are interested in maximum investments in new industries. China is an obvious investor for us.” At present, Russia caps foreign ownership at 50 percent for oil fields where reserves exceed 70 million tons and gas fields containing more than 50 billion cubic meters in…
  • Re-monopolizing China's Industry

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

  • Yemen Falls Apart

    Michael J. Totten
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Suicide-bombers killed at least 137 people and wounded more than 350 in Yemen at two Shia mosques in the capital city of Sanaa on Friday. The very next day, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seized control of the city of al-Houta, and the day after that, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel movement conquered parts of Taiz, the nation's third-largest city. Rival militias are battling for control of the international airport in the coastal city of Aden, and the US government just announced that American troops are evacuating Al Anad airbase. ISIS is taking credit for the Sanaa attacks. “Infidel…
  • Egypt Wants to Junk Cairo

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Egyptian officials want to dump Cairo as their capital and build a new one out in the desert. Can’t say that I blame them. These people have to live in Cairo—with 18 million people, it's far too large to commute in from outside—and the city is awful. I can't hardly think of Cairo without remembering a passage from Travels with a Tangerine by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, a British Arabist expat who lives in Yemen. Few visitors have liked Cairo on first sight. “Uff!” exclaimed an eight-century caliph, “She is the mother of stenches!” Later, a geographer wondered why anyone should have…
  • A Real Downside to Any Deal With Iran

    Michael J. Totten
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a stir last week when he blasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran. American television media covered little else for 24 hours. The prime minister and the president are still bickering about it this week on Twitter. Both have ignored a disturbing reality: any deal with Iran, good or bad, is likely to benefit ISIS. President Obama is pursuing an agreement for understandable reasons. Far better to resolve the West’s differences with Iran diplomatically rather than violently. Prime Minister Netanyahu,…
  • Let Iraq Die: A Case for Partition

    Michael J. Totten
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Iraq is finished, an expiring, cancerous nation on life support. Pulling the plug might be merciful. It might be cruel. But either way, it’s time to accept the fact that this country is likely to die and that we’ll all be better off when it does. The Kurds in the north, who make up roughly twenty percent of the population, want out. They never wished to be part of Iraq in the first place. To this day, they still call the bathroom the “Winston Churchill,” in sarcastic homage to the former British prime minister who shackled them to Baghdad. Since the early 1990s, they’ve had their…
  • Iraq Wants More American Bombs Dropped on Iraq

    Michael J. Totten
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    My how things change. The Iraqi government is cheesed off at the United States right now because Washington isn’t dropping bombs on Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. “The Americans continue procrastinating about the time it will take to liberate the country.” That’s from Ali al-Alaa, an aid to the new prime minister Haider al-Abadi, to the New York Times yesterday. Tikrit is occupied by ISIS. Baghdad wants it back. Washington would like to see Baghdad get it back, but the Pentagon has good reasons to keep its finger off the fire button right now. The Iraqi armed forces consist…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Kremlin Election Fraud Revealed. Again.

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    NOVOYE DEVYATKINO, Russia — The most popular political myths of Vladimir Putin’s regime, too often uncritically repeated by Western commentators—that Putin and his United Russia party are “supported by the vast majority of Russians” and that the opposition is “weak” and “unpopular”—are rarely tested, since most of the time Kremlin opponents are barred from the ballot. Last Sunday offered a rare glimpse into the actual opinions of Russian voters. On March 22nd, Novoye Devyatkino, a municipality north of St. Petersburg that has been referred to as “Russia’s New…
  • Boris Nemtsov, 1959–2015

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    MOSCOW — This is probably the most difficult piece in my life. Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was a rarity in politics. Having raced up the political power ladder—member of Parliament at 30, regional governor at 32, senator at 34, first deputy prime minister at 38, leader of the parliamentary opposition at 40—he always maintained his honesty, his character, and his principles, never betraying his ideals or his friends. He was the face of a different, freer, more hopeful, and more European Russia. A committed democrat and modernizer, who propelled his Nizhny Novgorod region to one of the…
  • Mr. Putin’s Word is Void of Value

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    MOSCOW — “Mr. Putin does not want to annex eastern Ukraine. I am sure of it. He told me so,” French President François Hollande affirmed in a recent radio interview. Whether this was an unfortunate turn of phrase or genuine naïveté, Western leaders should be reminded of what Russian citizens have long known—that Vladimir Putin’s promises are rarely worth the paper they are written on. Here is but a short selection of prominent “he-told-me-so’s” from the Kremlin leader. “To take away the people’s right to elect their regional leaders would be wrong… and would…
  • US Investigation Topples Kremlin Propaganda Chief

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    MOSCOW — On December 19th, Gazprom Media, the Kremlin-controlled information empire, unexpectedly announced the resignation of its chairman, Mikhail Lesin, “for family reasons.” Lesin himself declined to comment. Vladimir Putin’s former press minister, who oversaw the destruction of three independent nationwide television networks in the early 2000s, was brought back to run a key component in the Kremlin’s propaganda machine in late 2013, just before the Ukrainian revolution and Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Over the past year, media outlets under Lesin’s control—including NTV…
  • Party Crashers: Kremlin SWAT Teams Attack Opposition Meetings

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    CHELYABINSK, Russia — When, about an hour into the roundtable discussion on elections hosted by the Open Russia movement in this city in the Southern Urals on December 17th, SWAT teams and officers of the Emergencies Ministry stormed the room and ordered a forced evacuation, the speakers could not hide their smiles. Ten days earlier, exactly the same scenario—forced evacuation after an anonymous “bomb threat”—was used by the authorities in St. Petersburg in an attempt to sabotage the Open Russia conference there. That forum was also centered on the topic of Russia’s parliamentary…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Ukraine as a Vital Security Interest for Europe

    Alexander J. Motyl
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    An American official in Brussels recently informed me of a meeting he had with a highly placed European Union diplomat during which the latter “stressed that Ukraine is an ‘almost existential’ issue for Europe.” The phrase “almost existential” is worth looking at more closely. Existential issues concern the life or death of the subject concerned. A Russian attack on Germany would be an existential issue for Germany. A Russian attack on Tajikistan would be an existential issue for Tajikistan, but a non-existential issue for Germany. An almost existential issue for some country is…
  • Is There Economic Reform in Ukraine?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    If you listen to Ukrainians tell it, there’s been absolutely no reform within the last year. Their frustration is understandable—they want the positive effects of major change now—but their perception just doesn’t correspond to the facts. The much awaited reform process is actually under way—though quietly and unobtrusively. The Education Ministry and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have led the way with restructuring universities and the police force, probably because they don’t deal directly with high-stakes corruption and the power of the oligarchs. Some personnel cuts have…
  • The Decline of the Russian Empire

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    The following is an interview with Rein Taagepera, professor emeritus of the University of Tartu, in Estonia, and the University of California, Irvine. MOTYL: Professor Taagepera, you were the first social scientist to have studied the rise and fall of empires in a rigorous social-scientific manner. So let’s start with a big-picture question. Why do empires decay? TAAGEPERA: Empires rarely stand still. They initially outrun their internal flaws through external expansion. Once they stop growing, these flaws accumulate. Expansion is self-reinforcing, and so is decay. To change course, one…
  • Ukrainian Jewish Leader on Russian Aggression

    Alexander J. Motyl
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Josef Zissels is the chairman of the General Council of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. He is sitting in the middle of a long table in the Ukrainian Restaurant in downtown New York. Before him is a bowl of borscht. As he eats, he shares his views of the current crisis in Ukraine with nine specialists and activists. Zissels does not mince words. “There is no civil war in Ukraine,” he says. “There is a Russian aggression supported by local collaborators.” The war with Russia will be “long,” and Ukraine needs to construct a “militarist economy” like Israel’s. The Maidan…
  • Has Putin Lost Germany?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    A recently released German documentary about Vladimir Putin—Mensch Putin!—paints a decidedly unflattering picture of Russia’s leader. He is, according to the film, a disturbingly insecure man with a deeply rooted need to compensate for his inadequacies with manifestations of physical prowess and the exercise of power. “So what else is new?” Putin’s many critics might ask.  The answer is: the film is German, produced by none other than the venerable ZDF, or Germany’s equivalent of BBC or PBS. That makes the film a touchstone of changing German attitudes toward Putin. The film…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour


    30 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    It’s the age-old question in the investment world. Truth to tell, no one has a really good answer. There is no true science to investing, and certainly not for Private Equity/VC investments. The ugly truth is that most professional investors aren’t very good at it; That’s one of the reasons so few of them outperform major indexes over any reasonable period of time. VCs, on average, are even worse. Most of their investments are dogs, and few ring up truly superior returns.   Well after 30 years in the money business, dealing with some of the most sophisticated and savvy super…
  • Financial Policy Best Practice Framework

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    On March 18th 2014 the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen stated the need for “reasonable confidence” in order to effectuate a more conservative monetary policy focusing on interest rate raise.  Chair Yellen has indicated four macroeconomic factors that need to be further monitored.   •    The labor market with further unemployment rate decline; •    A continued rise in currently slumped wages; •    Core inflation stabilization (independent of energy ‘push’); •    A higher “market-based” expected inflation rate.   The Fed’s decision to hold off…
  • Monetizing your skills and Network

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    First off, thank you for being part of my social media “inner circle”…. You are in here because we have much in common and I always appreciate your insight.   As we’re entering the latter part of the year, I thought I’d share and explore with you ways I can best help you “monetize” your skills and network and see where we go from there.   Basically, 1. I am one of the Founding Partners, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc. a private “family office” that is in the business of originating, structuring and acting as equity investor in management-led…
  • About Empowering People

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    I believe success is all about empowering people. The more people you empower, the more money and power one acquires in addition to having an ever increasing impact on his/her constituency. Empowering people is in fact and in my opinion better than education and management hierarchy combined.   The Key question then becomes: How do you truly empower people?   I believe there are several ways to do it. Empowering is really like fueling them with the guns they need to shoot. Here are some ways:   1. Build a culture. Empowerment will not happen if there is a culture that doesn’t…
  • How Disruptive Is your Investment Model?

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    I am often asked what are the key industries that are positioned to be today the most disruptive ones out there and which we at Blackhawk Partners would be very keen on taking a real close look at.   So I thought of sharing some of them with you in the hope of catching your attention and sharing feedback.   1. Natural Gas: I believe Natural gas is still in the very early stages of general adoption, and that there is a huge potential in the making in here … at least to become a more self sufficient energy focused nation. Though natural gas engines currently comprise 3 percent of…
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  • Brek Shea Scored An Awesome Goal For The USMNT Against Switzerland

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    ... The post Brek Shea Scored An Awesome Goal For The USMNT Against Switzerland appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Landon Donovan Returned to the USMNT and Scored Twice Friday Night Colombia’s James Rodriguez Scored A Beautiful Goal Against Uruguay Julian Green Is A Future U.S. Soccer Star And He Scored An Amazing Goal
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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
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  • You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps On Your Own Streets

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
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    31 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
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  • Omoni Oboli Congratulates Nigerians After Supporting GEJ

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    How many Nigerian celebrities would like to be Mrs Elliot? Well, it seems the tone of Nolllywood actors who supported the President Jonathan led administration is gradually changing after they had wine and dined with the President and has gained various packages.Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli who had dined with Mr President during the premiere … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post Omoni Oboli Congratulates Nigerians After Supporting GEJ appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Jonathan Paved Way For Transparent Democracy—Charles Novia

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Nollywood producer and social commentator, Charles Novia, has hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for strengthening democracy in the country. The controversial showbiz personality said he never regretted voting for the President at the election held over the weekend. According to him, I took a public stand. It was my belief and conviction. … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post Jonathan Paved Way For Transparent Democracy—Charles Novia appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • #BuhariWins: Open Letter To Nigeria’s New President Buhari From Association Of PDP Supporters

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The news story is brought to you by You Are Reading #BuhariWins: Open Letter To Nigeria’s New President Buhari From Association Of PDP Supporters Originally posted on Follow on Facebook, Twitter News By Visit The news story is brought to you by You Are Reading #BuhariWins: Open Letter To Nigeria’s New President Buhari From Association Of PDP Supporters Originally posted on Follow on Facebook, Twitter News By Visit…
  • We Will Miss GEJ’s Gentle Attitude…Okey Bakassi

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Many Nollywood actors have began accepting their fate on the outcome of the 2015 Presidential election result by INEC as they gradually sum up the whole total of votes which has given a clear cut of who the winner is.Nollywood actor and comedian, Okey Bakassi, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for his selfless service to the people … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post We Will Miss GEJ’s Gentle Attitude…Okey Bakassi appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • #NigeriaDecides: Fayose soft-pedals, praises Buhari and urges Nigerians to accept election results

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in good faith, saying; “the election result is the will of God and Nigerians, and all lovers of peace, progress and development of › The post #NigeriaDecides: Fayose soft-pedals, praises Buhari and urges Nigerians to accept election results appeared first on Omo Dem Say . …Read More Via:: OMODEMSAY.COM The post #NigeriaDecides: Fayose soft-pedals, praises Buhari and urges Nigerians to accept election results appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Google Agrees To Pay It’s New CFO $70 Million In Two Years

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Google has agreed to pay Ruth Porat, its new CFO, about $70 million in total compensation as of next year, according to an SEC filing on Thursday. That includes a $5 million signing bonus, a $25 million new hire grant that begins vesting at the end of this year and a $40 million biennial grant beginning in 2016. Porat will also get a modest $7,500 to relocate to Google’s Mountain View headquarters. Her base salary at Google is $650,000, according to the filing. Google announced earlier this…
  • Amber Shares More Speechless Photos From Hawaiian Beach Getaway

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Amber Rose is trying to break the internet just like Kim did. 2014 was Kim’s year so 2015 is definitely going to have Amber print a statement on it. The 31-year-old mother of 1 had some wonderful time in Maui on Wednesday. We can’t tell if she is banging his bodyguard but she was enjoying some downtime with her bodyguard Cordell Parker on the Hawaiian island and the duo were seen taking a dip to cool-off after soaking up the sunshine. The same day Amber’s ex, rapper Wiz Khalifa was…
  • Queen and Prince Philip’s Statues Unveiled At Canterbury Cathedral

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Statues of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were unveiled at Canterbury Cathedral today – the first royal sculptures to be installed there during her reign. The monarch arrived at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent this afternoon to open a new £3.5million visitor centre that honours the Battle of Britain war heroes. She then made her way to the cathedral with husband Prince Philip to reveal the figures, which have been created to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The statues were carved by sculptor Nina…
  • Australian Woman Grabs Her Brea$t And Shoots The Milk At Police Officer During Arrest

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment An Australian woman reportedly used her brea$t milk to shoot at a police officer during arrest. The 26-year-old woman named Erica Leeder was being searched by a female cop after being brought in on a warrant for a previous charge: assault an officer. Immediately the officer came in contact with her, she pulled off her shirt, grabbed her b00bs and started pressing it at the officer’s face. The brea$t-milk hit the officer’s face, arm and uniform. Leeder is currently held without bail permit…
  • Miss Universe Japan Criticized For Being Hafu

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Double racial beauty queen Ariana Miyamoto should be spending this week celebrating her new title as Miss Universe Japan, but instead she has been using her energy to fight off nasty comments. According to HuffingtonPost, The 20-year-old contestant, who was born and raised in Japan, is the daughter of a Japanese woman and an African-American man, or as they would say in Japan, a “hafu” — meaning half-Japanese. Many critics are complaining that Miyamoto doesn’t look Japanese…
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  • Kylie Jenner’s hot workout outfit banned from gyms [PHOTOS]

    Jessica Kanter
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Kylie Jenner’s Fifty Shades of Grey inspired workout gear has just been banned from several gyms our sources tell us. Kylie Jenner gave her Instagram fans a glimpse of her “basic workout attire”on Wednesday. The barely there bondage-like top and pants may not seem like they are fit for exercise, but the 17-year-old’s bearing full makeup says they’re the perfect clothes to go for jog. “Yay thank you @reebok for the #Zpump shoes!” she wrote alongside the below pic. “I think I might take on Hollywood Hills now for a run. Gotta take off all this…
  • NEW STUDY reveals: Obama presidency most racist in modern history

    Mindy Astoria
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    A new study reveals that 4 in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation’s first black president. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 39% of Americans say relations between blacks and whites have worsened since he took office, including 45% of whites and 26% of blacks. Just 15% of Americans say race relations have improved under Obama, while 45% say they have stayed about the same. The poll also shows some views on race relations are connected to political partisanship. Republicans were far more likely to say things have worsened under Obama…
  • TOPLESS beauty sparks a riot in the kitchen to get men interested in this [VIDEO]

    Jessica Kanter
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    An steamy Argentinian 24 year old woman has become an Internet sensation after posting videos of herself cooking while completely topless. The woman goes by the name of “Jenn”, and she likes to cook with a wearing the least amount of clothes as possible. This means lacy underwear and covering her boobs with items of food. The bombshell blond offers “quick and simple recipes” after telling Canonclast she wanted to find a way to get men into the kitchen. Jenn tells us “I had a male friend who only ever wanted to eat fast food, and it’s a problem many men…
  • Obama White House vows to withhold incriminating docs from press

    Christopher Peterson
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Today, The White House announced that it is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Obama to reject requests for records to that office. According to The White House, the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails, an issue made popular in recent months by Hillary Clinton. You might recall President Obama…
  • #CLINTONGATE New report reveals Bill Clinton & Co. ripped 16 million from American taxpayers

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    A new report released reveals that by Election Day 2016, American taxpayers will have paid out more than $16 million to finance Bill Clinton’s pension, travel, office expenses and the salaries and benefits of staff at his family’s foundation. Clinton and his office have received more money through the Former Presidents Act than any other ex-president, since leaving the White House in 2001, . Sources tell Canonclast that the special federal money has supplemented the salaries of some employees of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a global nonprofit that has served as…
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  • Top 10 Best Hair Straightening Irons In 2015 Reviews

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hair is a big part of the beauty, and one of the most common styles for many women is to have a straight hair. However, not everyone’s is straight naturally, so in many cases, they will have to need a hair straightening iron for help. As you might use this very often, it is very important to purchase the best quality one with the most durability so that you can have your hair straight at any time by your intention. 1. Remington S5500 Digital Anti Static Ceramic Hair Straightener Built with a high technology, this Remington S5500 hair straightener is one of the fashionable products with high…
  • Top 10 Best Perfumes & Fragrances For Children In 2015 Reviews

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Indeed, not only adults who would need nice fragrances, so does the babies and kids. That is why you might have seen a lot of fragrances and perfumes which are produced specifically for the babies. Nevertheless, if you have never bought it before, you might find it hard to seek for the best baby perfumes for your beloved baby since there are just so many brands and flavors available on the market. As to make it easier for you, we have compiled this list of the top rated baby fragrances. 1. Musti Eau De Soin The first and most popular baby fragrance is the Musti Eau De Soin. This is also the…
  • Top 10 Best Bath Salts In 2015 Reviews

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    With some help of certain types of the bathroom accessories, your bath will never just be about washing or cleaning your body. Bathroom products like the bath Salts can add a lot of value to your bathing experience. While cleaning your body and feeling relaxed, putting some bath salts into your water could also help to get rid of aches and pains as well as making your skin healthier. However, what you will need to do is just to grab the best bath salts home. And, do not worry, we have collected those best bath salts for your options down here. 1. Epsoak Epsom Salt 19.75 Lbs According to the…
  • Top 10 Best Bath Oils In 2015 Reviews

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Bath Oil is another bathroom product category which could benefit you a lot to have a nice, relaxed bathing experience while it is great that you can buy some of them at a very low price. Only those who have experienced it could tell how relaxing and refreshing they are after having the bath with the bath oil. Either you are looking for one to keep using or to try, we have compiled the best of the best bath oils for you in this article. You can read and enjoy the information below. 1. Lot of 2 Avon Skin So Soft SSS Original Bath The first product that has never disappointed its customers is…
  • Top 10 Best Body Scrubs And Treatments In 2015 Reviews

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    One of the common ways to make your skin look softer and healthier is to use the best quality body scrubs and treatments. This way has been proven by many people that it works, and they do result in a fresher and smoother skin. However, you will need to find the best product that fits and works well with your skin condition. To allow you for an easy search, we have brought to you the top 10 best body scrubs and treatments in 2015. They are indeed among the highest quality products with very good customer review. 1. Detox Body Wrap – Brazilian Silky n’ Slim Volcanic Clay Organic…
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  • British cleric’s aide pleads guilty in US on terror charges

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    New York: An associate of British cleric and terror convict Abu Hamza has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges related to efforts to establish a terrorist training camp in the US. Haroon Aswat pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court yesterday to providing material support to terror group Al-Qaeda and faces 20 years in prison. “With this guilty plea, Haroon Aswat is being held accountable for his provision of material support to al-Qaeda and his role in a plot to establish a terrorist training camp on American soil,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John…
  • Another Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka Now

    FPJ Bureau
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Dhaka : A 27-year-old Bangladeshi blogger was on Monday hacked to death by three machete-wielding suspected Islamists, a month after a prominent American writer was killed in a similar manner. Washiqur Rahman Mishu was stabbed to death in broad daylight in the Tejgaon Industrial area of Dhaka by three assailants, with two of them being arrested near the crime scene. “He died on the spot as the assailants attacked him with machetes… Doctors declared him dead when he was brought to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital,” a police official told PTI. Three killers carried out the attack…
  • Hung Parliament Predicted As Britain Gears Up For Polls

    FPJ Bureau
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    London : As the campaign to elect the next British Parliament begun on Monday, surveys have predicted a hung House of Commons with minor parties like Scottish National Party (SNP) and UK Independent Party (UKIP) calling the shots. British Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace on Monday and requested her to dissolve the parliament. The election for all 650 seats of the house will take place on May 7. The last day to file the nominations is April 9. Sky News’ projection on what parliament would look like gives Labour 279 seats, with the Tories just one…
  • Runaway Rhino

    FPJ Bureau
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
  • 3 Generations, All Named Emma, Die In France Crash

    FPJ Bureau
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Sant Cugat Del Valles (Spain) : From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan. They were on their way to pick up the youngest Emma’s teen brother as he finished a semester abroad to hone his English, do some sightseeing and then head home together. But the Germanwings flight 9525 taking them to Duesseldorf for a connecting flight to Britain slammed into the French Alps. Prosecutors say co-pilot…
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  • Top 10 Best UFO Movies

    top10 contributor
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    The aliens are coming. The aliens are coming! In fact they are already here….Hollywood has portrayed them so well that you cannot help but feel their presence in actual life and not just in film. Here are ten of the best alien movies of all time:   10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) A grand tour of ufology, with pre-X-Files government conspirators, UFO lunatics and early abduction themes. Richard Dreyfuss is fine as an average guy whose UFO experience turns his life upside down. The railway crossing scene is a classic, plus the cameo by noted ufologist Dr. J. Allen…
  • Top 10 Tips For Breaking Up With Toxic Friends

    top10 contributor
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Toxic, or bad friendships are unhealthy. They drain you emotionally, mentally, and even physically. They can encourage bad habits, unhealthy ways of thinking about yourself, and serious damage to your self-esteem. You have a toxic friendship if you: * Put each other down. * Encourage each other’s bad habits. * Don’t let each other be yourselves. * Create a power imbalance where one of you has too much control over the other. * Don’t allow each other to talk about the things that matter in your lives. You don’t always have to agree or like the same things, but you…
  • Top 10 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Must Know

    top10 contributor
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Make up is an art form and everybody knows that.  There are so many techniques and different styles that its easy to sometimes get lost within all the information , so we collected some amazing makeup tips that will make your next makeup session a little bit easier.   Tip 1 Heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to make your lashes curl easier – same principle as the curling iron , heat it up but wait for a second before applying to not burn your eyelid , apply it when its still a little bit warm to get the effect.   Tip 2 Draw an X on your upper lip first , then put the…
  • Top 10 Unheard Of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

    top10 contributor
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Agatha Christie once famously said, “The simplest explanation is always the most likely.” However, when catastrophic events happens in our lives, simple explanations just don’t cut it. People look to and come up with conspiracy theories as explanations. The attack on the world trade center has remained to be a mystery, prompting many theories to crop up in trying to explain what could have led to the unfolding. There have been lots of people who have come up with some theories that have tried to differ with the notion that the attack could have been down to the revenge…
  • Top 10 Craziest Coincidences of All Time

    top10 contributor
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    There are various coincidences that have happened, but very few of them became so shocking as these ones. The following are the top ten craziest coincidences of all time.   10. Poker Luck In 1858, Robert Fallon was fatally shot, an act of vengeance by those with whom he enjoyed to play poker. Fallon had won the $600 pot via cheating. With Fallon’s seat empty and no other person willing to grab the $600, they found a new player to take Fallon’s place and staked him with Fallon’s money. By the time the police had arrived to investigate the killing, the new player had turned the…
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  • Ya’ axche to host annual race against fire

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    31 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Juan Cal Reporting: On Saturday April 4, 2015, villagers from the beautiful community of San Pedro Columbia will gather for its annual Ya’axche Race Against Fire Marathon. Communications Officer Maximiliano Caal According to Communications Officer Maximiliano Caal, this year’s event will begin with a bicycle race followed with a series of activities that is aimed to raise awareness on fire. Environmental experts will be sharing information about the importance of controlling fire and prevention. With the theme ” Faya ! If yuh cyaan control it. Nuh staat…
  • Proportional Budgetary Allocation in Belize

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    31 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    By Charles Leslie Jr. When you divide the resources that have been harnessed thus far in Belize – natural, man-made and financial – there is very little equitable distribution.  Why? Greed and corruption.  There are plenty of resources in Belize to spread around equitably and empower the vast majority of Belizeans. Let us look at violence.  There are two types of violence: Behavioral violence – gun man shoots you; And structural violence – due to lack of proper maintenance, the hospital does not have a functional ambulance to come and get you, so you bleed out…
  • BREAKING: Body of Man Found in Orange Walk

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    31 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015.BMG: Residents of Progress Street in Orange Walk were awoken by a single gunshot that rang through the neighborhood sometime around 2am this morning. Several hours later, residents found Ricky Triminio laying motionless inside his snack shop named “Munchies”. Residents says Triminio had been accustomed to opening his shop until the wee hours of the day. On the glass window, police saw one single bullet hole. The area was cordoned off, the scene processed and the body transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where it will await a post mortem. As soon as…
  • Shooting incident reported in Belize City

    Patrick Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    BREAKING NEWS Monday, March 30, 2015. BMG: One person is confirmed dead in a shooting incident tonight in Belize City. Preliminary reports are that the shooting happened on Rocky Road. As soon as more information becomes available we will be updating this report.
  • Herman Miranda acquitted of murder charge

    Patrick Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Herman Miranda Monday, March 30, 2015. BMG: He admitted to killing 36 year old Norman “Pango P” Gillett in September of 2009 and even led police to the alleged weapons used. But 27 year old Herman Miranda Jr was acquitted of murder by a jury at the direction of Justice Troadio Gonzalez in court this afternoon. Gillett was shot and killed on September 29, 2009, while he was standing at the gate of a yard, located at 63 Vernon Street. He was approached by three men who fired several shots at him. He was shot 6 times in his chest, once in his stomach, 3 times in his face, 3 times to…
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  • The Next-Generation Weapons That Russia Will Use Against The United States In World War III

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Russian military is in the midst of a sweeping modernization program, and it is currently developing some incredibly impressive offensive and defensive next-generation weapons that are designed to be used in a future war with the United States. The key to winning World War III will be to strike hard and to strike fast, and the Russians understand this.
  • US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Iran has been a consistent supporter of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and called for a nuclear weapons free Middle East. Iran has not invaded or threatened any country for two and a half centuries. This is in sharp contrast to the daily explicit threats by Israel’s leaders and politicians against it’s neighbors and Iran, for the past several decades. Give Iran a break!
  • Nationwide ‘Emergency Alert’ Test Causes Panic, Confusion

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Paul Joseph Watson TV viewers across America see unexpected message A test of the national ‘Emergency Alert System’ which was seen by television viewers this morning in states across the country prompted panic and confusion, with many taking to Twitter to express their concerns. The test began at around 11am EST and was broadcast in ...
  • March to martial law? Massive Martial Law Roundup Drill Of Americans In The Streets

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    As elite branches of the US military prepare to hold military training in seven southwest states, with some troops operating incognito among civilians, some Americans fear the training is actually preparation for imposing martial law.
  • Experts Speak Out, Most Powerful 9/11 Documentary Yet

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Anyone who believes the official story of 9/11 should watch this explosive new documentary. This film features Gore Vidal, and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, the documentary challenges the official narrative about the attacks.
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  • Bangladesh vs India: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 TV Info

    Mostofa Zaman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Bangladesh vs India will face off tomorrow to their quarterfinal match. This is knock out round. Looser team will out of this tournament. So every team can gives their best. Bangladesh prove their tiger power. And on the other hand India is unbeaten team. Anyone can win this match. Who will win this match this uncertain. Shakib, Mushfiq, Riad, Sabbir and Sarker is the key player on BD side. On the other hand Rohit, Virat, Dhawan, Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin is the key player on India side. ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Quarter-Final at Melbourne, Mar 19, 2015 Bangladesh vs India Match…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs Pakistan Live Stream and TV Info

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

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

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

    Mostofa Zaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Lions vs. Cowboys Preview Ndamukong Suh is the main reason why Detroit has the league’s best rushing defense. Now that he’s available for the Lions, NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray’s job got that much tougher heading into his first postseason game. The NFC East-champion Dallas Cowboys rode Murray all season to produce the league’s second-best rushing attack and figure to be severely tested by Suh and Detroit’s defensive front in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game in Arlington. Suh was initially suspended for stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron…
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  • Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products!

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Yes, you heard that right. Today, Xiaomi announced five new products mentioned below. Xiaomi Product 1: Mi Note for Ladies Yes, this one is exactly for females only! The phone[...] The post Xiaomi Just Announced 5 New Products! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    You were excited that you could turn that extra bedroom into a home office and finally start your own business. You promised yourself that you were going to keep it[...] The post Tips for Keeping the Home Office Organized appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 12 Helpful Tips to Handle New-Mum Stress

    14 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Becoming a new mother is an exciting time full off laughs and tears of joy. On the other hand, it is also a scary time full of stress and many[...] The post Top 12 Helpful Tips to Handle New-Mum Stress appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 7 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During a Job-Interview

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    You’ve well prepared, professionally dressed and all set to face the employer. But, have you ever realized that being caught up in preparing for the interview questions, what if it’s[...] The post Top 7 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During a Job-Interview appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Helping the children to understand the concept of learning is quite a hard task for the teachers. They need to spend a lot of more time and effort to be[...] The post Top Must Have Books Review for Teachers to Motivate Students appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Leather Jacket Malaysia

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Leather Jacket Malaysia – Every single time when we prepare buying leather jackets, we consider two elements mostly: first, the genuineness of the leather, and second, the price wide range of the jacket. Well, if you are trying to find a genuine leather jacket for men or women, you may have to make modifications with your budget plan somewhat. It is impossible to avoid; real leather would make you pay added. If the phony synthetic leather coats do not suit your taste, you must be a little bit much more charitable for paying some cents extra. Therefore, you have to support the initial…
  • Varsity Jacket Malaysia

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Varsity Jacket Malaysia – Varsity Jackets have a special area in the globe of fashion due to their sophisticated appearance as well as appealing quality martial as well as design also. It likewise shows the custom and also culture of America by its attractiving colors and tactical designer features. This jacket is much more influenced by the sports attire, which can maintain the group sprit as well as enhance the partnership amongst the gamers functioning in a system to achieve the objective as a winner. Varsity Jackets Malaysia for menhave took care of the requirement of customers in…
  • US Ambassador Attacked in Seoul 5 March 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    US Ambassador Attacked in Seoul 5 March 2015 – Tv records state the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was wounded in an attack by an armed ass. Seoul – The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was harmed in a strike by a razor-wielding assailant Thursday in Seoul, authorities and tv records said. The YTN news channel, citing police sources, stated a man with a razor cutter hidden in his best hand had struck Lippert as he was going to a morning meal function in central Seoul. The network carried an image revealing the bleeding ambassador holding his right-hand man…
  • Car Battery Malaysia

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Car Battery Malaysia – Taking a trip is an activity which could pay for an action of relaxation to numerous of us. While you will certainly have different modes of transport readily available you will require to have a car battery that is powerful sufficient to start the motor of your selected automobile. To power your car the battery must be fully asked for. You will locate great deals of different car batteries. To locate the very best car battery will spend some time. When you are checking out the different car batteries you will need to make sure that you’re considering the…
  • eBay Malaysia Coin

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    eBay Malaysia Coin – Finding Antique Coin Bargains On eBay Malaysia. Ebay is a fantastic resource for locating bargain prices on old coins of all types and I am going to pass along a couple of suggestions on getting coins on eBay that will be valuable. First, when buying coins do some research study by utilizing the “Advanced Search” attribute located on each eBay search results page. With this feature you can restrict coin searches to any sort of Nation or perhaps any particular locality. If you are searching for eBay Malaysia coin in the KL, Malaysia, for instance, you can…
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  • ‘The Moody Cow’ By Namrata Manghnani

    News With Chai
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    India’s love affair with the humble Indian cow is well known. It considers the cow as a sacred animal and worships it as Gau Mata (holy cow). Serving as an eco-system for rural India, the cow is best described by Ogden Nash as “of bovine ilk, one end is moo and the other milk”. But … Continue reading →
  • The Anatomy Of Peace: Mind, Body And Soul ~ Hariharan Iyer  

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    25 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    A human being goes through many small life changing events. Yes, there are major experiences that change your life forever in some way. But truth is it is the series of small experiences that keep impacting your life continuously. I have felt this deeply over the years as I keep going from one life changing … Continue reading →
  • “Talking Through Art”: Protecting the Artistic Freedom

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    23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”   –  John F. Kennedy – The right to artistic expression and freedom to express through any form of art is briefly explained in the Resolution A/HRC/23/34. The resolution “includes the … Continue reading →
  • “This Is The Rhythm Of My Heart. What’s Yours?” ~ Jay Yes P.

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    15 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Heartwarming reminisce that brings smile,  That keeps one thinking for a while; Completing a song, discovering meaning of a word,  To the world all this may seem utterly absurd! Sorrowful moments, leaving heart in pain;  And life goes vacant amid aching stain. While some ignore, some sketch themselves ruth,  Forced to view the show, inner … Continue reading →
  • Discussing United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015

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    8 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The column is an overview of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which UN was set to achieve by 2015 followed by a brief analysis on how successful UN was in achieving these goals. It is then over to you to assess the status of these goals and suggest measures which would result in achieving the … Continue reading →
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  • Palácio do Governo da Paraíba poderá ganhar nome de Ariano Suassuna

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Nos próximos dias, deve tramitar nas comissões da Assembleia Legislativa da Paraíba um projeto que visa acrescentar o nome do escritor paraibano Ariano Suassuna ao Palácio da Redenção, que abriga a sede do poder Executivo na Paraíba. A proposta foi publicada no Diário do Poder Legislativo da última quinta-feira, 19 de fevereiro. Para o autor do projeto, deputado estadual Jeová Campos, essa é uma justa homenagem ao artista literário, que ficou mundialmente conhecido, tanto por sua obra como por criar o Movimento Armorial e que propôs a criação de uma arte erudita a partir de…
  • Kiwi é o novo Formspring?

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Há dois anos atrás no dia 18 de março de 2013 o presidente da empresa Formspring , Ade Olonoh anunciava que o site de perguntas e respostas iria sair  do ar no dia 31 do mesmo mês. A rede social foi lançada em novembro de 2009, possuía 30 milhões de usuários registrados e já havia recebido 4 bilhões de postagens. Problemas na viabilidade de transformar o Formspring em um negócio foram os motivos para o encerramento. A rede social conseguiu levantar US$ 14 milhões em recursos de fundos de investimento, entre eles a Redpoint Ventures, que atua no Brasil. O formspring fez…
  • O que esperar da série Scream Queen

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:56 pm
    A nova série de Ryan Murph Brad Falchuk e Ian Brennan que mistura Horror com comédia chamada “Scream Queens”, está ganhando bastante repercussão na mídia e os fãs das séries de Ryan Murphy já estão muito animados. Por esse motivo, resolvemos escrever todas informações relevantes para quem quer saber mais sobre a nova série. Assim como American Horror Story, a série Scream Queens terá uma história e personagens diferentes a cada temporada. A primeira terá 15 capítulos com cerca de 60 minutos cada e acompanhará uma faculdade cuja rotina é virada de cabeça para…
  • “Os Mercenários” ganhará Minissérie dirigida por Stallone

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Muitas pessoas já assistiram a saga de filmes ‘Os Mercenários’, mas poucas sabem que eles acabaram de ganhar uma minissérie adaptada para a televisão. De acordo com o site Deadline,  o astro Sylvester Stallone será o produtor-executivo. A série em parceria com a Fox trará assim como no cinema,  famosos de séries de ação para formar um time de alto escalão que seguirá em uma perigosa missão de parar um terrorista internacional. Ainda não existe nenhum nome confirmado para o elenco, mas astros como Chuck Norris (Walker Texas Ranger), Kiefer Sutherland (24…
  • Confira os indicados do MTV Movie Awards

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Finalmente a MTV divulgou a lista de indicados do MTV Movie Awards 2015, uma das melhores premiações do ano, os premiados são votados pelo público da emissora e os filmes indicados tem uma visão mais jovem e diverge das grandes premiações como o Globo de Ouro e o Oscar. Os grandes nomes que estão como favoritos esse ano são Guardiões da Galáxia, A culpa é das estrelas e Vizinhos que lideram a lista, com sete indicações cada. Veja a lista completa dos indicados: Filme do ano “Sniper americano” “Jogos vorazes: A esperança – Parte 1″ “Guardiões da Galáxia”…
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  • Top trending news Kenya before 2015

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    23 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Top trending news Kenya before 2015 Top trending news Kenya before 2015 that will shock you to date. In this new analysis, we are looking at the most trending news in the last past years and present. In the year 2014, there were a lot of interesting events that occurred in Kenya that made the world media to go wild! Some ... The post Top trending news Kenya before 2015 appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Smartphones with best cameras 2015 that will blow you mind!

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    22 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Smartphones with best cameras 2015 that will blow you mind! Smartphones with best cameras 2015 are really hard to find or recognize if you are not a tech savvy but in this article I am going to lay out the best of the best. Since the inception of camera phones, many people have ditched the traditional cameras and embraced this new phenomenon. Well, not all people ... The post Smartphones with best cameras 2015 that will blow you mind! appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Execution video of Israel citizen by Islamic States

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    12 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Execution video of Israel citizen by Islamic States Execution video of Israel citizen by ISIS surfaced the other day online and has caused uproar among many. The Palestinian man is accused of being an Israeli spy, claims which are refuted by his relatives. Mohammed Said Ismail Musalam was seen live on video being executed by the Islamic State terrorists. The sickening thing about this ... The post Execution video of Israel citizen by Islamic States appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Jeremy Clarkson leaving BBC after Suspension

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    11 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Jeremy Clarkson leaving BBC after Suspension Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenter is considering leaving BBC even if he’s cleared. Clarkson was suspended for assaulting a BBC producer. Clarkson, who is currently suspended from the corporation after allegedly punching producer Oisin Tymon, is understood to be considering quitting the corporation, even if he is cleared of the charges. Clarkson’s had initially failed ... The post Jeremy Clarkson leaving BBC after Suspension appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Boko Haram beheads two Muslim spies in Nigeria.

    Nairobi News
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Boko Haram beheads two Muslim spies in Nigeria. Boko Haram the fierce terror group in Nigeria has beheaded two men believed to be government spies. The men who are Muslims by religion are said to have been used by the government to spy on Boko Haram. The Nigerian terror group has killed a lot of people in Nigeria threatening its stability. The latest ... The post Boko Haram beheads two Muslim spies in Nigeria. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
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