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    BBC News - Home

  • Vietnam drug addicts escape rehab

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    At least 400 drug addicts have escaped a rehabilitation centre in northern Vietnam where they were receiving compulsory treatment.
  • Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State militants.
  • Phones 4U shops closing for business

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, as network provider EE joins Vodafone in not renewing its contract.
  • Health fears after Kashmir floods

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir prepare for an outbreak of water-borne diseases after the region was hit by its worst flooding in decades.
  • VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.
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    CNN.com - World

  • ISIS beheading videos strikingly similar

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    ISIS has released video in which it kills David Haines, the third Western captive beheaded by the militant Sunni group.
  • Muslim Brotherhood: Qatar asked us to go

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Several top members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been asked to leave Qatar, an Egyptian leader of the group said Sunday. The apparent sudden push from Qatar comes amid longstanding pressure against the Brotherhood in the region, which began with its ouster from authority in Egypt several years ago.
  • Arrests made in attack on Malala

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Pakistani security forces arrested 10 people in the attempt to kill teen activist Malala Yousafzai, the army said Friday.
  • Reeva Steenkamp's mother stunned by ruling

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The mother of South African model Reeva Steenkamp is expressing "disbelief" over dismissal of murder charges against the man who killed her daughter.
  • Top Somali anti-terrorism officer shot dead

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Al-Shabaab militants on Saturday shot dead the deputy chief of Somalia's Anti-Terrorism Unit, Mohamed Qanuni, in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, police said.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • Miss America 2014: Miss New York wins over ventriloquist and best moments from the pageant

    Emily Yahr
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Well, the Miss America contestant who performed a ventriloquist act didn’t win the crown, so we can pretty much declare this whole thing a sham, right? Okay, fine, Miss New York — Kira Kazantsev, the actual winner of Sunday night’s pageant in Atlantic City — probably deserved it, too. Even though her rendition of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” with cups wasn’t nearly as entertaining as Miss Ohio’s (Mackenzie Bart) ventriloquist skills in the talent portion of the evening. Read full article >>
  • In a land of death, Iraq’s morgue workers seek answers

    Abigail Hauslohner
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    BAGHDAD — The middle-aged man was killed at night, walking to his car in the Iraqi capital. No one seemed to know who did it or why. The man’s bloated corpse lay on the metal examining table. His family waited outside. The only solid information about his death was in a vial that Dr. Aysa, a forensic pathologist, was holding in the air. Read full article >>
  • Ray Rice expected to appeal NFL’s indefinite suspension

    Mark Maske
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite suspension by the league through the NFL Players Association, according to a source familiar with the deliberations. The players’ union received formal notification late last week of the indefinite suspension, which was announced last Monday by the NFL after the release of a video showing Rice striking his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City in February. The union has until Tuesday to appeal on Rice’s behalf and did not confirm Sunday that an appeal will be filed. Read full article >>
  • Obama push to hire veterans into federal jobs spurs resentment

    Lisa Rein
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    President Obama’s push to hire military veterans for jobs across the government is fueling resentment in federal offices, as longtime civil servants and former troops on the other side of the cubicle increasingly question each other’s competence and qualifications. Read full article >>
  • Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal — but may risk his outsider image

    David A. Fahrenthold
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of a border fence — it was expensive, and it reminded him of the Berlin Wall. Now he wants two fences, one behind the other. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 9/6-9/12

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week we have photographs covering a beer-mug-carrying world record, 9/11 remembrances, a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, flooding in Arizona and Pakistan, Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, an early snowstorm in Calgary, independence demonstrations in Catalonia, and much more. [35 photos] A fiery Kyrgyz stuntman performs during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin (Semenovskoe) gorge, some 300 km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on September 10, 2014. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan take part in the games. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 9/11: The Flight 93 National Memorial

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Thirteen years ago, during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a passenger revolt against the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 resulted in the aircraft crashing into a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 44 people aboard (including the four hijackers). Authorities believe this fourth hijacked aircraft was also to be used as a missile, targeting either the U.S. Capitol Building or the White House. In the years since, a national memorial at the Pennsylvania crash site has been under planning and construction, now due to be completed sometime in late 2015.
  • Historic Flooding in India and Pakistan

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Days of heavy monsoon rain in northern Pakistan and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir have brought some of the worst flooding the region has seen in 60 years. More than 450 deaths have been reported and the scale of the disaster is straining rescue efforts. Hundreds of thousands remain trapped as the armed forces of both Pakistan and India ramp up relief and evacuation operations. [34 photos] A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu on September 6, 2014. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy…
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 6 Months Without a Trace

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Six months ago, on March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 mostly Chinese people aboard. The search is due to resume again soon, with investigators hoping that evidence might be found in the southern Indian Ocean, though it will be extremely difficult to find on an ocean floor four miles deep, with the black box voice and data recorder batteries long dead. Loved ones of missing passengers are left with huge holes in their lives, losses without explanation, grieving in a painfully…
  • Up in the Air

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    As the summer of 2014 winds down and the evenings bring a bit of chilly air, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at time spent in mid-air during recent warmer months. This recent collection shows people, animals, and machines jumping, soaring, leaping, diving, falling, and flying, momentarily free from their connection to the Earth. [30 photos] A Palestinian man plays with his baby on a beach in Gaza city on September 7, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Radio Times

  • The State of Renewable Energy in the United States: Technology, Policy, and the Latest Trends

    Emily Bryant
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Willett Kempton and Alex Guillén Marty speaks with WILLETT KEMPTON, professor of Earth, Ocean, and Environment of the University of Delaware, and ALEX GUILLÉN, energy reporter for POLITCO Pro, to discuss the state of many forms of renewable energy in the United States including offshore wind, electric vehicles, solar energy, and more. They’ll discuss new technologies as well as the policies and politics surrounding renewable energy.
  • Donald Kraybill’s “Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Brothers”

    Emily Bryant
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guest: Donald Kraybill In the fall of 2011, the Amish community in eastern Ohio was shaken by a string of beard-cutting attacks on men perpetrated by other Amish community members. Sixteen people were convicted of multiple charges that included hate crimes, but the convictions were recently overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In this hour of Radio Times, Amish scholar DONALD KRAYBILL joins us in studio to discuss his new book Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers which examines the crimes, the community,…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Are bloggers 'journalists'? New Zealand's High Court says yes

    Jane Johnston, Associate Professor Journalism and Public Relations at Bond University
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    If bloggers are journalists, should they all benefit from the same legal protections?Jonathan Ah Kit/FlickrA New Zealand High Court judgment handed down on Friday will have far-reaching implications for journalists and bloggers, as courts around the world consider the rapidly changing definitions of journalism. At the centre of the judgment was the question: how do New Zealand laws define who is a journalist and what is the news media? In this case, the judge found that under Section 68 of the Evidence Act a blogger can be classed as a journalist, and a website or blog as a news medium. In…
  • An independent Scotland might have to agree a deal on Trident to get into NATO

    Simon J Smith, Research Associate, Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at University of Bath
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    HMS Astute, one of four UK nuclear subs, on its way to FaslaneEPAAs Scotland teeters on the brink of independence these next few days, the question of Trident is one issue in particular that is bound to cause a few sleepless nights in Edinburgh, London and Washington DC. Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde is home to the four Vanguard-class Trident-equipped submarines (at Faslane). Nearby is the storage depot for the nuclear warheads (at Coulport). The Scottish government is at present “unable to decide whether or not nuclear weapons are based” in Scotland, a position which the SNP would seek to…
  • Here's to wine, chocolate and a long healthy life

    Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, Researcher on Human Ageing at University of Liverpool
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Good nose.Lowjumpingfrog, CC BYJeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, remains the oldest person on record. One might assume that she led a faultless, healthy lifestyle. Not at all. Every year on her birthday, as her celebrity grew, journalists flocked to her house in the south of France to ask her for the secret to a long life. One year she reportedly replied that it was because she stopped smoking when she turned 100. In addition to smoking for most of her life, Madame Calment was also fond of Port wine and chocolate (more than two pounds of chocolate a week). She’s not the…
  • Latin is dead? Long live Latin!

    Joanna Paul, Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Wilting away?rosipaw, CC BY-NC-SAA little item buried on the inside pages of newspapers recently caused a small stir. Latin plant names, it was claimed, were “in danger of dying out”, following a decision by the International Botanical Congress to allow plants to be named in English. Cue a flurry of reports alternately lamenting and celebrating what seemed to be yet another nail in the coffin for this ancient language. No matter that the decision was actually taken back in 2011, or that it says nothing about the names of plants. (It’s the short descriptions of new discoveries that can…
  • Seeking an easy win on carbon emissions? Cut global trade

    John Weeks, Professor Emeritus at SOAS, University of London
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Is this really necessary?EPAThe Obama administration has proposed several ad hoc multi-country economic agreements, and in doing so has abandoned de facto the World Trade Organization (WTO) as insufficiently malleable to its interests. The two most important of these are the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the more recent Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Even as the latter was being negotiated by US and EU officials, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that the increase in greenhouse gases is more rapid than expected. The organisation’s…
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    The Big Picture

  • Sleepers: Part II

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking…
  • Romanian Romas celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The Roma community in Romania celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania. Thousands of Gypsies or Roma gather on a hillside after attending a religious service in a nearby monastery and celebrate the holiday by sharing food and playing traditional music until the next dawn. The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, or simply Assumption Day or St Mary’s Day, is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox Christian calendar. --Thea Breite (11 photos total) A vendor sells balloons as the Roma community celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania, Monday,…
  • Daily life: August 2014

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. --Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total) Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)
  • Burning Man 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The Burning Man festival, with a theme of "Caravansary," wrapped up earlier this week 120 miles outside Reno, Nev., in the Black Rock Desert, its home since 1990. Some 65,000 people attended the celebration, which is billed as "an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance." --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) The art installation Embrace burns during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Aug. 29. People from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a…
  • Tomatina 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Overripe tomatoes were hurled in a massive red food fight today in the town of Bunol, Spain. The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young (13 photos total) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …

    William Weir
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    The once-ubiquitous, but tragically underappreciated fade-out in music appears to be near its end. And like a classic example of itself, the decline has been long, gradual, and barely noticed.
  • When Abuse Is Not Abuse

    Mark Joseph Stern
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    On Friday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas for injuring a child. According to the police report, Peterson’s son had shoved another of his children off a motorbike video game. In response, Peterson snatched a tree branch, picked off the leaves, and whipped his son on the legs, ankles, back, buttocks, and scrotum. According to the son, Peterson shoved leaves in his mouth during the whipping; Peterson’s son also said this kind of beating had occurred before.
  • Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime

    Rachel Nuwer
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    This article originally appeared in New Scientist.
  • “You’re More Than Just a Number”

    Scott Jaschik
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed
  • Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

    John Dickerson
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    After binge-watching Ken Burns’ latest 14-hour documentary on the Roosevelts, I moved through the world at its deliberate pace. I was scheduled to meet Burns for breakfast and panned across the restaurant looking for him the way his camera helps you find a young FDR in a Harvard group photo. A trusted narrator in my head described the scene, accompanied by a piano. I expected David McCullough would be letting us know about the specials on the menu.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Border Patrol’s ‘Trigger-Happy’ Reputation and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    by Amanda Zamora “Oh, man. I hope I don’t get convicted for this.” What happens when a border patrol agent shoots and kills an unarmed teenager? Nothing, at least in the case of Juan Mendez. Mendez is one of more than 40 people killed in confrontations with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers since 2005; not a single agent has been convicted in any of those cases. “Unfortunately, this and other incidents are viewed by the general public as examples of the Border Patrol’s trigger-happy, ‘we can do what we want and get away with it’…
  • Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

    ProPublica
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    by Lois Beckett This story was co-published with the New York Times. Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban. But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the…
  • In Patz Case, a Critical Moment in Court at Last

    ProPublica
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    by Joe Sexton For more about the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a case that frustrated and mystified police for decades, read the story ProPublica produced with WNYC in 2013. From the moment Pedro Hernandez was arrested for the decades-old murder of Etan Patz, two elemental questions have hung over the controversial case: Was Hernandez’s confession to the sensational killing either reliable or admissible, given what his family and lawyer have asserted is his long history of mental illness? On Monday, 844 days after Hernandez was arrested and charged in a blaze of headlines and…
  • Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

    ProPublica
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Cezary Podkul and Claire Kelloway Each April, cigarette manufacturers pay states billions of dollars to reimburse them for the health-care costs of smoking. About $100 billion has been paid so far, all under a landmark 1998 legal settlement with Big Tobacco. The payments are to go on forever as long as people smoke. Much of the money, however, doesn't go to government coffers anymore. As ProPublica reported last month, a large chunk now flows to investors – the result of deals that politicians and Wall Street bankers arranged to get cash up-front by trading away the tobacco income…
  • Why Gun Control Groups Have Moved Away from an Assault Weapons Ban

    ProPublica
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    by Lois Beckett The morning after the Sandy Hook shootings, Shannon Watts, a mother of five and a former public relations executive, started a Facebook page called "One Million Moms for Gun Control." It proved wildly popular and members quickly focused on renewing the federal ban on military style assault weapons. "We all were outraged about the fact that this man could use an AR-15, which seemed like a military grade weapon, and go into an elementary school and wipe out 26 human beings in less than five minutes," Watts said. Nearly two years later, Watts works full-time as the head of the…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • 6 ways to lower blood pressure quickly and naturally at home

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Here are 6 ways to lower blood pressure quickly and naturally at home. As a result, you will improve your overall health fast. If you have been diagnosed with the high blood pressure (the top level of about 140 or above with a systolic pressure and the bottom level of about 90 or above with a diastolic pressure), you should have to bring your blood pressure levels down.
  • THE MISSING CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    DAY 153... 150+ DAYS Since Over 200 Chibok School Girls Were Abducted From Their School Hostel By Boko Haram Terrorists and Are Still Being Held In Captivity. #BringBackOurGirls
  • NF L Bringing Domestic Violence to the Forefront Again

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Domestic Violence is the result of one partner trying to maintain control or manipulation of a spouse or intimate partner- the violence can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual financial or spiritual-over time the abuse does not get better, it actually gets worse, and it will continue to escalate until the victims either leaves or is seriously injured or killed and the partner monitors what you’re doing all the time and unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time. They also prevent or discourage you from seeing friends or family and prevent or discourage you from going to…
  • Fantasy Island? no its Ushishir !!

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Deep in the Kuril Islands is Ushishir. It is a sunken volcanic caldera a diameter of 1.6 km. The island has no permanent inhabitants but Ainu tribes may have used the island as a temporary outpost. You can swim in the volcanic warm waters or climb to the top of the caldera.
  • MANMOHAN SINGH – THE BIGGEST HOAX ON INDIA

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    “Power is poison,” said Sonia Gandhi to her son and heir apparent to the Indian National Congress throne Rahul Gandhi. Power besides being poison for some is a powerful magnet for others that they are ready to sell their soul to keep it and unfortunately and with a deep sense of regret for Manmohan Singh the former Prime Minister of India the Prime Minister’s chair was too precious for him to give up that he was ready to sacrifice everything that his public persona stood for. With the revelations coming from very reliable and credible authorities and which was a common perception among…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Heineken Rebuffs SABMiller Overture

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:51 am
    Heineken spurned a takeover offer from beer rival SABMiller, saying the controlling family wants the Dutch brewer to stay independent.
  • Bailout Lawsuit Hangs Over AIG

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    A firm run by former AIG boss Hank Greenberg is suing the U.S. government over its bailout of AIG six years ago. A trial set to start late this month poses a risk for the insurer.
  • Bouygues Telecom to Carry Netflix

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Bouygues' telecom unit said it will offer Netflix's on-demand video streaming service on its TV set-top boxes, a major step for the U.S. company as it is set to launch in France on Monday.
  • In Brazil, Criminal Charges Await Titan

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Brazil's federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, compounding the legal woes of the once high-flying entrepreneur.
  • Alibaba Plans Aggressive U.S. Expansion

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    At a launch event at a high-end hotel in Hong Kong, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said the company will look to grow in the U.S. and Europe.
 
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    TIME

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel Vows to Fight Growing Anti-Semitism

    hcregan
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    With attacks against Jews on the increase in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Sunday to step up the battle against anti-Semitism. Speaking at a rally in the capital Berlin, she said Germany would do all it could to stop the growth of anti-Semitism, which has risen since the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, reports the BBC. “It pains me when I hear that young Jewish parents ask whether they should raise their children in Germany, or elderly Jews who ask if it was right to stay. With this rally, we are making it unmistakably clear: Jewish life belongs to us. It is part of…
  • A Statue of Amy Winehouse Has Been Unveiled in London

    iyengarrishi
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    English soul, R&B and jazz singer Amy Winehouse has been immortalized in bronze three years after her death at the age of 27, with the unveiling of a life-size statue of her on Sunday in Camden, North London, the BBC reports. The statue, created by sculptor Scott Eaton, portrays the iconic artist with a hand on her hip and a red rose in her signature beehive hairdo. Eaton told the BBC that his sculpture intended to capture her “attitude and strength, but also give subtle hints of insecurity.” The unveiling took place on Winehouse’s 31st birthday, in the presence of her…
  • The Imitation Game Takes Top Prize at Toronto Film Festival

    elizabethcbarber
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The Imitation Game, a World War II drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a cryptologist who helps the British score a huge intelligence coup against the Nazis, won the 2014 Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The People’s Choice Award is the festival’s most prestigious prize and considered a bellwether for Oscar wins. Morten Tyldum’s film — set for release on Nov. 21 — casts Sherlock star Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the computer genius who cracked the German Enigma code — a massive boost for the Allied war…
  • Locals, Tourists Ride Out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    hcregan
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    (CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO) — Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. The area is home to gleaming megaresorts, tiny fishing communities and low-lying neighborhoods of flimsy homes. Forecasters predicted a dangerous storm surge with large waves as well as drenching rains capable of causing landslides and flash floods. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said satellite imagery indicates Odile’s center made landfall at about 9:45…
  • Americans Can Adopt Vietnamese Kids Again After a Long Ban

    iyengarrishi
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    The U.S. is set to lift a six-year ban on child adoption from Vietnam, albeit with certain restrictions from both sides. American parents will initially only be able to adopt children who are older than 5, have disabilities or have siblings, Bloomberg reports. U.S. embassy spokeswoman Lisa Wishman said Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice would make an official announcement on overseas adoptions on Sept. 16 in Hanoi. Washington prohibited Americans from adopting Vietnamese children in 2008, Bloomberg says, following allegations of babies being sold in the Southeast Asian nation. Numerous…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa as steak fry sizzles with talk of 2016

    Paul Lewis in Indianola, Iowa
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    Presumed frontrunner flirts with media at event for Senator Tom Harkin while volunteers offer stickers, t-shirts and support Senator Bernie Sanders thinking of 2016 run from the leftWhen historians seek to mark the moment Hillary Rodham Clintons 2016 presidential campaign became public, they might take note of unscripted remarks that were delivered by an elderly Iowa farmer on Sunday.Shortly after flipping a steak with Clinton, Ted Diehl was cornered by a handful of reporters. Did he he have an inside track on whether Clinton was running? Continue reading...
  • Isis: world leaders gather in Paris as UK edges towards military action

    Rowena Mason, Ian Black, Martin Chulov and agencies
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    John Kerry to join Iraqi, Arab and western ministers to discuss ways to support Baghdad in battle against insurgentsLeaders and diplomats of more than 20 countries for a crisis meeting in Paris on Monday morning as the prospect of Britain joining military action against the Islamic State (Isis) jihadi group moves closer.On Sunday, David Cameron led international condemnation of the ritualised killing of British aid worker David Haines and threats against a second UK citizen, Alan Henning. Continue reading...
  • Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actor alleges racial bias after being held by LA police

    Richard Luscombe in Miami
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Daniele Watts claims police assumed she was a prostitute Actor says she was humiliated in incident with partnerAn actor who starred in the Oscar-winning movie Django Unchained has claimed she was handcuffed and detained by police officers in Los Angeles who assumed she was a prostitute, because she was kissing her white partner in his car.Daniele Watts, who is black and who played the slave CoCo in Quentin Tarantinos acclaimed 2012 film, said she was humiliated by the incident, which she said occurred in the Studio City neighbourhood on Thursday. Continue reading...
  • Ashya King to start proton therapy for brain cancer in Czech clinic

    Press Association
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Five-year-old who was taken out of hospital in the UK by his parents faces 30 visits to the treatment centre in PragueFive-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer. His parents Brett and Nagmeh King sparked an international police pursuit after they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors permission in a bid to take him abroad for the specialist treatment, which is not available on the NHS. Continue reading...
  • Forget the bucket list: these are the things you should avoid before you die

    Jessica Reed
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A list of things which should never belong to anyones bucket list. Youll thank us laterThe New Yorkers Rebecca Meade has a point: its time to kick the bucket list to the curb. She writes:[The bucket list] is the YOLO-ization of cultural experience, whereby the pursuit of fleeting novelty is granted greater value than a patient dedication to an enduring attention an attention which might ultimately enlarge the self, and not just pad ones experiential résumé. The notion of the bucket list legitimizes this diminished conception of the value of repeated exposure to art and culture.
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Education Gap

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

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    From the Economist- Alaskans like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected. Not so in rural Alaska, the swathes of frozen tundra that the state’s inhabitants call the bush. In Napaskiak, a village of 400 people on the west coast of the state, it is not unusual to see a black-robed Russian Orthodox priest riding a four-wheeled motorbike with two children and a wife perched on the back. Rural Alaska is different politically, too. In most of the United States, the…
  • An Auschwitz Guard Talks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis’ horrific machinery of death. Jakob W. was 19-years-old and in his third semester studying architecture at college when he received the letter that would, seven decades later, turn him into a suspect for complicity in murder. In the summer of 1942, the young man from a village near Belgrade received his draft notice. Just a few months later, he was standing on a tower hundreds of…
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • India People Power! 50 Strangers Lift Bus to Free Trapped Youth

    Good News Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    In the Indian city of Pune, a group of about 50 bystanders worked as one to lift a bus that had trapped two students on a motorcycle. NDTV reports the pair were pulled to safety and went to the hospital on September 1, and said the group’s quick action likely saved The post India People Power! 50 Strangers Lift Bus to Free Trapped Youth appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In Ferguson, Keeps Town ‘Hopeful’

    Good News Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Neighbors are helping neighbors in the riot-weary town of Ferguson. An unidentified man delivered encouraging words last week along with envelopes of cash to businesses cleaning up after the Missouri neighborhood protests left shops vandalized. “He reached out and he gave me an envelope, and in the envelope, it was The post Mystery Donor Gives Money To Vandalized Stores In Ferguson, Keeps Town ‘Hopeful’ appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Elderly Americans Fall in Love With Brazilian Youth Who Practice English Using Retirement Homes

    Good News Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The CNA language school network launched the heartwarming Speaking Exchange project, which connects young people in Brazil learning English with Americans living in retirement homes who are very happy to have someone new to talk with. They talk face-to-face using a private digital tool that connects them via video chat. The post Elderly Americans Fall in Love With Brazilian Youth Who Practice English Using Retirement Homes appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History September 14

    Good News Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    30 years ago on this date, retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot Joseph Kittinger set off alone on the first solo Atlantic crossing in a gas-powered balloon, setting a world aerospace record four days later having traveled 3,543 miles (5,703 km). A former POW in Vietnam, he also set The post Good News in History September 14 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 12-Year-Old CEO Has Already Made $150,000 With Stylish Bow Tie Company

    Good News Network
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Moziah Bridges loved dressing with style, but he couldn’t find bow ties that were cool and fit his 9-year-old fancy. So he asked his grandmother to teach him to sew. “Mo’s Bows” was born and he used Granny’s whimsical scrap fabric to make and sell bow ties and pocket squares. The post 12-Year-Old CEO Has Already Made $150,000 With Stylish Bow Tie Company appeared first on The Good News Network.
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  • Family pets are prey for Leopards in India

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that’s primarily on the menu – it is man's best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India's Ahmednagar’s district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent of their diet was made up of domestic animals. Domestic dog dominated as the most common prey item at 39 percent and domestic cats were second at 15 percent.
  • California Drought: Why Farmers Must Adapt

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    The entire state of California is in a drought. A big part of the state, including the fertile Central Valley, is experiencing the worst category of drought, exceptional. California supplies much of the fruits, vegetables and nuts the nation eats. In inland areas such as the Central Valley, as well as the combined Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, agriculture truly rules.
  • Why It's Important to Rinse Recyclables

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    We all know it's important to recycle and not toss things into the trash or the environment, but how carefully do we need to rinse containers before sending them on their way to the recycling center? Some argue that recycling is a total waste of water when you factor in the amount people are using to get their cans, bottles, and jars squeaky-clean, while others claim containers don't need to be rinsed at all, and some say that the reality lies in the middle ground.
  • Disc or Download: A Virtual Energy-Savings Debate

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    One of the best ways to spark an energy revolution is through the younger generation – and nothing quite speaks their language like video games. But this issue has less to do with the content of these addictive games and more with how the younger generation consumes them. Fantasy and adventure, sci-fi and first-person shooters, strategy and racing – video games today comes in all types of genres with thousands of add-ons and customizable features to make each story a virtual reality. And with all of these choices comes two more: buy a copy of the video game on a disc or download the video…
  • Illegal land clearing for commercial agriculture responsible for half of tropical deforestation

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    A comprehensive new analysis released today says that nearly half (49%) of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The study also finds that the majority of this illegal destruction was driven by overseas demand for agricultural commodities including palm oil, beef, soy, and wood products. In addition to devastating impacts on forest-dependent people and biodiversity, the illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture is estimated to produce 1.47 gigatonnes of carbon each year—equivalent to 25% of the EU's annual…
 
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    WND

  • Antarctic sea ice hits all-time record high

    -NO AUTHOR-
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    (ABC.NET.AU) — Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago. “This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said. “Thirty-five years ago the first satellites went up which were reliably telling us what area, two dimensional area, of sea ice was covered and we’ve never seen that before, that much area.
  • Rand Paul 'distances from libertarian principles'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    (WASHINGTONPOST) — Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of a border fence — it was expensive, and it reminded him of the Berlin Wall. Now he wants two fences, one behind the other. And what about same-sex marriage? Paul’s position — such marriages are morally wrong, but Republicans should stop obsessing about them — seems so muddled that an Iowa pastor recently confronted him in frustration. “With all due respect, that sounds very retreatist of you,” minister…
  • Breathe life into your hopes and dreams

    George Noory
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Go to www.beyondbelief.com for more!
  • Personal responsibility makes surprising comeback

    Drew Zahn
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    The original “Dolphin Tale” was a fun and heart-warming film, based on the real story of “Winter,” a rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida, who was fitted with a prosthetic tail after hers was lost following a tangle with a crab trap. In “Dolphin Tale 2,” nearly the whole cast of the first film returns to tell the follow-up story of the aquarium’s struggle to keep Winter after her companion, named “Panama,” dies. As highly social creatures, dolphins apparently are legally required to have companionship in…
  • Send Congress the pink slip

    -NO AUTHOR-
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    WASHINGTON – What happens when more than 9 million messages warning Congress to shape up or ship out? The only time it ever happened was 2009. That’s when WND launched the “Send Congress a Pink Slip” campaign resulting in an avalanche of imminent firing notices that were carefully and successfully delivered to every member of Congress over a period of several months. The warnings were delivered on pink paper – depleting all supplies of pink paper in North America. Piled on top of one another, they would tower above the tallest building in the Capitol, the Washington…
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • 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…
  • The Horror: Iraq Class of '03 Mounts Rerun

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In an orgy of public preening, the Iraq ‘Class of '03’ flooded print and television media post Mosul’s capture by ISIS forces in Iraq last week. If one had hoped for the merest dose of humility given the calamitous missteps this hearty band of adventurers had presided over, manifold disappointment was instead in the offing. Here was Jerry Bremer--he of the Timberland boots dutifully donned for the neo-colonial rigors (and whose De-Ba’athification campaign was a signal contributing factor to the disaster that is today’s Iraq)--breezily stating: “I’m not in favor of sending combat…
  • An Epidemic of Putin Derangement Syndrome

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Washington D.C., points beyond and assorted ‘elite opinion’ appear to be undergoing another period best described as a moronic inferno (if memory serves, an old Martin Amis phrase). The immediate cause of this epidemic of hysteria is of course Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea. Mr. Putin’s actions have been compared to Adolf Hitler’s, with former Secretary of State, putative next Democratic President and dynastic doyenne Hillary Clinton peddling such comparisons (at a private fundraiser in California, of course!). Sharp—if somewhat Russophobe—voices like Zbigniew Brzezinski…
  • What To Do--And Not Do--About Ukraine

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    “Yet, Kievan Russia, like the golden days of childhood, was never dimmed in the memory of the Russian nation. In the pure fountain of her literary works anyone who wills can quench his religious thirst; in her venerable authors he can find his guide through the complexities of the modern world. Kievan Christianity has the same value for the Russian religious mind as Pushkin for the artistic sense: that of a standard, a golden measure, a royal way.” --Georgy Fedotov “The problem of the origin of the first Russian state, that of Kiev, is exceedingly complex and controversial.”…
 
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    amnestyusa.org

  • CAR: Full deployment of UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilian lives

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations. September 12, 2014 The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.read more
  • Egypt: Release women’s rights defender, protesters arrested for challenging draconian protest law

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Egyptian authorities must release activists who were arrested simply for defying the country’s repressive protest law and are due to stand trial on 13 September. September 12, 2014 The Egyptian authorities must release activists who were arrested simply for defying the country’s repressive protest law and are due to stand trial on 13 September, said Amnesty International. Prominent women’s human rights defender Yara Sallam and the well-known human rights activist Sanaa Seif are among 22 people who are facing trial on charges of taking part in a gathering aimed at threatening…
  • Pakistan: Malala arrests must lead to better protection for human rights defenders

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan. September 12, 2014 Today’s arrest of the suspects in the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai offers an important opportunity for the authorities to address their poor record in protecting human rights defenders in Pakistan, Amnesty International said.“By her words and deeds, the brave education rights activist Malala Yousafzai proved that the pen is indeed mightier than the…
  • Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression 100 days after military takeover

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs of a let-up, Amnesty International said today in a new report.read more
  • Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country. September 10, 2014 The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country, said Amnesty International.  A recent Amnesty International report documented how…
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    Fast Company

  • Why Use Google Maps When You Can Get GPS Directions On The Death Star Instead?

    John Brownlee
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Spaceship Earth is a custom map skin that turns any place on Earth into a sci-fi landscape.Mapbox Studio is a toolkit that allows apps and websites to serve up their own custom-designed maps to users. Companies like Square, Pinterest, Foursquare, and Evernote con provide custom-skinned Mapboxes instead, changing map elements to better fit in with their brand.Read Full Story
  • Deliv Partners With Foot Locker For Same-Day Sneaker Delivery

    Chris Gayomali
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    For five extra dollars, you can get your kicks delivered to your doorstep piping hot.Pretend you have a really important basketball game tomorrow.Read Full Story
  • You'll Never Be As Cool As Johnny Cash, But You Can Own His Rolls-Royce

    Maccabee Montandon
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Check out the Man in Black's 1970 Silver Shadow.Forget about walking the line--now you can drive the line in serious style.Read Full Story
  • Google Offers Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits

    Alice Truong
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    The company is hoping to lure startups that otherwise might end up on Amazon Web Services.In Silicon Valley, it is common for venture capitalists to hand out Amazon gift cards to budding entrepreneurs. They're not for purchasing household goods, but rather to get companies on the cloud platform Amazon Web Services, the backbone of many tech startups.Read Full Story
  • D.C.'s Elevated Park Might Be Better Than The High Line

    Shaunacy Ferro
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    A shortlist of designs for D.C.'s answer to the High Line is under consideration now. Waterfalls and trampolines, yes please!Washington, D.C. plans to transform its abandoned rail infrastructure into a vibrant recreational destination, following the lead of so many other metropolises. A new batch of design proposals suggests that D.C.'s might be the best elevated park yet.Read Full Story
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  • Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

    Cory Turner
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.» E-Mail This
  • Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.» E-Mail This
  • Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

    Eleanor Beardsley
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.» E-Mail This
  • Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

    Alice Fordham
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.» E-Mail This
  • U.S. Says Allies In Middle East And Elsewhere Want To Help Fight ISIS

    Bill Chappell
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    On a weekend that saw extremist group the Islamic State release a video showing the murder of a Western hostage, support for a coalition to fight the group is building.» E-Mail This
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • Young people called to lead major push for inclusive democracy

    Sandra Guy
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Youth Delegates. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Young people everywhere are being called by the Secretary-General to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world. Ban Ki-moon's message is being delivered on Monday on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. The UN Chief says that peace, equality, and shared prosperity cannot take hold in societies that are not inclusive. That is why he says his message goes out to those who will be at the forefront of the world beyond 2015: young people. Mr Ban recalls that one person out of five today is…
  • Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India

    Sandra Guy
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    UN PHOTO Respect and understanding are the key human qualities needed to be a successful parliamentary Speaker in India. So says Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. Ms Mahajan was elected Speaker in June. She met up with Patrick Maigua at an Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva and spoke about her experience so far. Duration: 2’36″
  • South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW

    Sandra Guy
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    UN Photo/Staton Winter South Sudan has become the latest country to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This Convention, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, defines what constitutes discrimination against women, and commits Member States to setting up an agenda for action to support them. Mary Apai is the Minister of Gender and Social Development in Central Equatoria State, one of South Sudan’s 10 States and seat of the National government. Speaking to Regina Gorle, the Minister stressed the importance of implementing…
  • Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues

    Sandra Guy
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
    UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Women Speakers represent less than 15 per cent of all Speakers of Parliament in the world, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). To tackle this inequality, senior women parliamentary leaders recently met in Geneva at the annual meeting of the IPU. They looked at how women can take a lead in building a social, cultural and legal environment conducive to their economic empowerment. Patrick Maigua spoke with Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the National Assembly of Uganda, who says she has been told she is doing a man’s job. Duration: 4’55″
  • The Rise of Shadow Banking in China

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    A Beijing opera performer. UN Photo/John Isaac The shadow banking sector has surged in China over recent years says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The agency says shadow banks are not officially banks at all but institutions outside of the banking system that loan money. The loans accounted for a third of the rise in lending last year. Savers are attracted to the better returns offered by shadow banks. But those higher returns are only possible because loans are made to riskier clients. The continued growth of this largely unregulated sector has garnered headlines and prompted…
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The Sixth Annual Capital City Constitution Day Celebration is hosted by The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), The Institute for Constitutional History at The New-York Historical Society, and The George Washington University School of Law. Generous support for this webcast is provided by Kaplan Bar Review. Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Lisner Auditorium, Constitutional Sources Project Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/12/A_Conversation_with_Justice_Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg
  • Interview: Louisiana State Representative Walt Leger III

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Interview: Louisiana State Representative Walt Leger III The Honorable Walt Leger III, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives interviewed by: Steve Clemons Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:25:00 -0700 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, The Riverview Room, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/10/Interview_Louisiana_State_Representative_Walt_Leger_III
  • Technologies in Education: Closing Remarks

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Technologies in Education: Closing Remarks Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE; Vice President, The Atlantic Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:55:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., The Gallup Building, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/11/technologies_in_education_closing_remarks
  • Keynote: Lucien Vattel, Chief Executive Officer, GameDesk

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Keynote: Lucien Vattel, Chief Executive Officer, GameDesk Lucien Vattel, Chief Executive Officer, GameDesk Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:10:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Gallup Building, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/11/keynote_lucien_vattel_chief_executive_officer_gamedesk
  • Make It Personal: Individualizing the Learning Experience

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Make It Personal: Individualizing the Learning Experience Moderated by: Steve ClemonsSara Ittelson, Director of Business Development, KnewtonDeep Sran, Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, Actively LearnTracy Trowbridge, Education Programs Lead, Adobe Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:35:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Gallup Building, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/11/make_it_personal_individualizing_the_learning_experience
 
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • John Oliver channels British romantic comedies to plead for Scotland to stay

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    This week, Scotland is voting on whether or not to sever itself from England and the rest of the United Kingdom. On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver explained the vote for an American audience, made a case why everyone should care about Scotland's possible independence, then pleaded for Scotland to stay on behalf of his native England.The U.K. isn't a country, but a "complicated political and economic union," Oliver explained. "Think of it as an archipelagic super group comprised of four variously willing members." The England-Scotland alliance, in particular, is…
  • A record number of centenarians live in Japan

    By Catherine Garcia
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    The land of the rising sun is also the land of a quickly aging population.Japan has 58,820 centenarians, or people who are at least 100 years old, The Associated Press reports. On Monday, the government released the numbers in honor of Respect-for-the-Aged Day.A Japanese woman, Misao Okawa, is the oldest person in the world at 116. The world's oldest man, 111-year-old Sakari Momoi, also hails from Japan. Nearly 90 percent of Japan's centenarians are women, and the country has some of the highest average life expectancies: 86.61 years for women and 80.21 for men.In 2013, there were 441,000...
  • Experts: Botox use in young people could stunt their emotional growth

    By Catherine Garcia
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Youngsters, step away from the Botox.A study out in the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing says that more and more people under 25 are seeking Botox injections, which take away a muscle's ability to contract as a way to diminish wrinkles, crow's feet, and frown lines. However, having a frozen face might keep these young people from understanding how to deal with their emotions.Nurse practitioner Helen Collier conducted the research, and told the BBC that if you can't move your faces, it's nearly impossible to learn how to express emotions. The facial feedback hypothesis suggests that in order…
  • Sweden votes out conservative government

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    On Sunday, after eight years of tax cuts and chipping away at the welfare system, Sweden voted out the center-right Alliance coalition, giving a plurality of the vote to the center-left Social Democrats. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said he will tender his and his governments resignations on Monday.It wasn't an overwhelming victory for the center-left: The Social Democrats got 31.1 percent of the vote, while Reinfeldt's Moderate Party got only 23.2. With the Green Party and Left Party, the Social Democrats have 43.6 percent of the vote, versus 39.4 percent for conservative Alliance…
  • The power of the internet reunites a man with photo found in World Trade Center debris

    By Catherine Garcia
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    After 13 years of searching, all it took was a retweet from Blake Shelton to finally reunite a man with a photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center.#TY 2 everyone who has RT or shared the #911 photo. It's never caught on anywhere else where posted! #WTC #NYC pic.twitter.com/rnfW3pCKMh— E. Stringer Keefe (@ProfKeefe) September 12, 2014Every Sept. 11, Elizabeth Keefe attempted to track down the owner of a photo her friend found in the debris showing people at a wedding. This Sept. 11, as she has before, Keefe tweeted the picture out. Once it was retweeted by Shelton... More
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    More Intelligent Life

  • BRITS OVER BROADWAY

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Short Read: this autumn, several London shows are hopping the pond to America. Isabel Lloyd chooses the highlights From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 It’s enough to make an impresario blush: this autumn, levels of cross-fertilisation between Broadway and British theatre are so high as to almost be X-rated. The season begins with the transfer of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, the National’s—literally—scintillating staging of Mark Haddon’s novel, animated by an LED-lit set that plays nearly as central a role as the autistic boy-hero. Then…
  • MADAME BOVARY, C'EST...?

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Flaubert’s ageless anti-heroine is back in two new films. But who was she? Julie Kavanagh sets out to establish which of the women in Flaubert's life was the real Emma Bovary From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 A soggy autumn day in Normandy. With its mairie, auberge, church on the hill and not a satellite dish in sight, Le Pin-la-Garenne is a village from another time—the reason it’s the location for a new film of “Madame Bovary”. The village hall is billeted as the canteen, and laid out on every trestle table for lunch is a bottle of Bordeaux (a French union…
  • THREE CITIES, PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the talks, Anthony Gardner recommends a season of debates by Intelligence Squared in London, New York and Sydney From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 For those weary of politicians trading pre-spun soundbites, it’s reassuring to know that the art of debate is alive and flourishing under the aegis of Intelligence Squared. Launched in London in 2002, it now has branches in New York, Sydney, Athens, Hong Kong, Kiev and Tel Aviv; you can participate online, and in America and Australia its events can be followed on radio and television. This…
  • THE ANTI-CHAMELEON

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    At the Cinema Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind one last great performance, in “A Most Wanted Man”. Tom Shone shows how he fits into a long line of film stars who have done two things extremely well From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 In the end, he just climbs out of his car, with the engine still running in the middle of the Hamburg traffic, and walks off into the chalky morning light. There is one more film to come that Philip Seymour Hoffman was working on when he died—“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”—but whatever digital dexterity its producers can…
  • LEONARD COHEN'S HALL OF FAME

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    Visual CV: a late starter in music, he has made up for it with a blazing Indian summer. And now he is 80. Tim de Lisle traces the arc of a songwriter’s songwriter 1950s THE STUDENTBorn in 1934, Leonard Norman Cohen (with his sister, Esther) grew up in affluent Jewish Montreal. His father, who ran a menswear business, died when Leonard was nine. His mother, a contralto, liked to sing Yiddish folk songs; her father, a rabbi, wrote a 700-page Talmudic thesaurus. He played guitar in a country band, the Buckskin Boys, but rock’n’roll didn’t exist: Elvis, his junior by a few months,…
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Secretary of State John Kerry about the latest beheading by ISIS and the new strategy put forth by President Obama to combat the terrorist group. Representative Michael McCaul and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also offer their perspective. Plus, Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward and Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss the legacy of the Roosevelts as PBS prepares to debut a seven-part documentary about the renowned political dynasty.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Dutch Ruppersberger about President Obama's tactics when it comes to ISIS and the Middle East. U.S. Diplomat Henry Kissinger also offers his opinion on the current state of the country's foreign affairs. On the Panel, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Peter Baker of the New York Times, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and David Leonhardt of the New York Times.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Major Garrett fills in for Bob Schieffer and speaks to Senator John McCain about American strategy against ISIS and the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Representatives Peter King of New York and Adam Smith of Washington also offer their perspective. Plus, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/24

    CBS Radio News
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks with former CIA deputy director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell about the growing threat of ISIS, and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte joins to speak about the tragic killing of Journalist James Foley by the militant organization. Also on the show, Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. discusses the future of Ferguson and what he proposes should be done to change police procedures, and Paul Ryan discusses his new book and the future of the Republican party. Plus, Actor Gary Sinise joins Bob In Washington D.C. as the newest…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/17

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

  • How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

    editor
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Transcript ALICE FORDHAM, BYLINE: Joshi thinks Haines' death will likely contribute to a larger British role in the operations than would've been possible a few days ago. Alice Fordham, NPR News, Baghdad.
  • Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

    Alice Fordham
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Transcript ARUN RATH, HOST: Today, another family is mourning the loss of a man kidnapped, held hostage, then murdered by the extremists known as the Islamic State. British aid worker David Haines became the third hostage in a month whose was apparent beheading has been filmed and released online.
  • Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'

    NPR Staff
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careersFor more than five decades, Brazilian pianist, composer and bandleader Sergio Mendes has been charming audiences around the world with his signature mix of pop, jazz and bossa nova.
  • Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

    editor
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

    editor
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • The Rise of the Business Superwoman: Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission

    Clover Lewis
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This summer saw some exciting events for women in business; events which focused on acknowledging the rise of the ‘business superwoman’.read more
  • The Perils And Pleasures Of Perfectionism

    Bev James
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Is being a perfectionist a bonus in business? Bev James considers...read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Idea To Success In 5 Steps

    Guest Author
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In this article, the founder of Packed Munches, Fiona Timba asks “How many times have you had an amazing business idea and done nothing about it?” and tells the NextWomen about her five top tips on turning that amazing business idea into an entrepreneurial success story.read more
  • Startup Diaries: Clocking Up Your Time

    Adele Woodthorpe
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Founded by husband and wife team Paul and Lorraine White, The Hashtag emblem represents strength, confidence and individualism. Here, Lorraine offers further insight into the lessons she has learnt on her entrepreneurial journey.read more
  • Hera Hub Workspace Secures First Franchisee in Washington D.C.

    Felena Hanson
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    San Diego success story branches to East Coast.Female-focused coworking space Hera Hub signed its first franchise agreement on Friday, April 11th 2014, officially expanding the business to Washington D.C. The San Diego based enterprise is now bi-coastal, the first agreement in a five year plan to open 200 locations all over the world.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Internet traffic routing errors made by U.S. operators Sprint and Windstream on the same day last week underscore a long-known Internet weakness, posing both security and reliability issues.Both of the errors involved Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), an aging but crucial protocol that is used by networking equipment to route traffic between different providers. Traffic routes are “announced” using BGP, and the changes are then taken up by routers around the world.But network providers frequently make erroneous announcements—known as “route hijacking”—which can shut off services,…
  • Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oracle said late Sunday that it expects the transaction to be closed this year. Front Porch Digital will continue to operate as an independent company until then.Front Porch in Lafayette, Colorado, helps manage over 750 petabytes of data for its over 550 customers that include companies in media and entertainment, government agencies, and sports organizations. Besides the BBC, the…
  • Latest Windows 9 leak shows a unified notification center

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    It’s something we’ve wanted for a while—a single, unified place for all Windows notifications. If the latest leaked video of Windows 9 is any indication, it looks like we’ll finally get our wish. The video, posted to YouTube by WinFuture on Saturday, shows a new unified notification center that appears in the lower right of the screen when you click a taskbar button. The notification center appears to work in conjunction with Windows’ existing “toast” notifications and lets you see a rollup of recent notifications from all apps.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.The work, published on Sunday in the Nature Materials journal, challenges the commonly held notion that slowly charging a battery helps prolong its life and that it’s damaging to a battery if a large amount of energy is withdrawn in a short time.“We’ve always thought of a battery as a [single] device, but inside an iPhone battery there are a few trillion particles,” said William Chueh, a…
  • New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    If you use gaming video streaming site Twitch, you’ll want to be careful what you click on. A new piece of malware spread through Twitch’s chat feature will attempt to bleed your Steam account dry, according to security software maker F-Secure. The malware spreads through messages posted to Twitch chat that try to entice users into entering a weekly raffle. Click on the link, and a Java program will open up a phony raffle entry form. Once you fill out and submit the form (which, according to F-Secure, doesn’t actually get sent anywhere), the malware goes to work. It installs and runs a…
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    theGrio

  • Adrian Peterson mug shot – What’s abuse and what’s discipline?

    theGrio
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office released a smiley Adrian Peterson mug shot today. Adrian Peterson was booked and released on $15,000 bond from the Montgomery County jail in Texas Saturday morning, according to the Associated Press. Capping off what’s been a week-long nightmare for the small army of PR folks on the NFL’s payroll, Peterson was officially charged with causing injury to a child age 14 or younger. Sports and national media alike has been laser focused on the NFL since TMZ leaked elevator video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée.  The…
  • Five things you might not know about Tyler Perry

    theGrio
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Some love his work, some hate his work, but no one can deny the media empire he’s built. The man is known the world over. But here are five things you might not know about Tyler Perry. We all know he started out writing and producing plays on the “chitlin’ circuit.” And we all know he came up through a rough childhood.  But did you know that: 1. Tyler Perry changed his name. Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans as Emmitt Perry Jr. but at age 16, he had his first name legally changed from “Emmitt” to “Tyler.” The change was reportedly an…
  • Why black Americans should invest in art pieces

    Charing Ball
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Black Americas should invest in art. If you ever had doubt about the importance of art in the development and maintaining of history, culture and identity of a people, think for a second on why museums are always the first to be raided and looted after the fall of an empire or a nation. It was true for the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, where “untold numbers” of prehistoric 4,000 year old Mesopotamia and Islamic art were stolen, hours after the official depose of Saddam Hussein and the fall of Baghdad. It was also true of an archaeological museum in the town of Mallawi, Egypt, which…
  • Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to a child

    theGrio
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Minnesota Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of negligent injury to a child according to a statement released by Sheriff Tommy Gage of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office. Peterson is one of the preeminent stars of the NFL and coming off the Ray Rice elevator video that has monopolized headlines for the last week and a half, fans were looking forward to a weekend of football about football. From the statement from Peterson’s lawyer it seems Peterson may have disciplined his four-year-old son by spanking him with a ‘switch’…
  • Halle Berry to produce new CBS medical drama

    theGrio
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Halle Berry’s production company, 606 Films, has landed its first deal with CBS studios. They will be teaming up with House executive producer Katie Jacobs for another medical drama. Still untitled, the project will be written by Larry Kaplow and will center on a mysterious surgeon who imprisons himself in a high-end private hospital, located on a prison property. Aside from Jacobs, Berry will produce for 606 Films, along with partner Elaine Goldsmith Thomas The production company is also currently working on Kidnap, a thriller which stars Berry. The movie script is written by Knate…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • The Facts of Life 35th Anniversary Reunion

    Siran Babayan
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know you're a child of the '80s if you're more familiar with Alan Thicke's songs than his son Robin's. Among the many TV shows he composed for, the elder Thicke wrote the theme track to The Facts of Life, NBC's 1979-88 sitcom about four private-school girls in upstate New... by Siran Babayan You know you're a child of the '80s if you're more familiar with Alan Thicke's songs than his son Robin's. Among the many TV shows he composed for, the elder Thicke wrote the theme track to The Facts of Life, NBC's 1979-88 sitcom about four private-school girls in upstate New York.… [ Read more ] […
  • Mia Doi Todd

    John Payne
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Calling her an "L.A. singer-songwriter" doesn't quite do the job when it comes to describing this local jewel. Mia Doi Todd is a valuable presence for her gracefully conceived, wonderfully intimate songcraft, often in the art-folk mold, gingerly plucked on acoustic guitar and sung crystalline, like a dewy flower petal... by John Payne Calling her an "L.A. singer-songwriter" doesn't quite do the job when it comes to describing this local jewel. Mia Doi Todd is a valuable presence for her gracefully conceived, wonderfully intimate songcraft, often in the art-folk mold, gingerly plucked on…
  • A Tribute to Lynwood Slim

    Jonny Whiteside
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Expect a tidal surge of deep, heartfelt blues at this tribute to the local harmonica paragon Lynwood Slim, who died after suffering a stroke a few weeks back. Featuring a slew of pals and first-rate blues busters, including veteran Texas funk ruler King Cotton, a certifiable wild man who has... by Jonny Whiteside Expect a tidal surge of deep, heartfelt blues at this tribute to the local harmonica paragon Lynwood Slim, who died after suffering a stroke a few weeks back. Featuring a slew of pals and first-rate blues busters, including veteran Texas funk ruler King Cotton, a certifiable wild man…
  • Nick Offerman

    Sascha Bos
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nick Offerman, best known as Parks & Recreation's lovable curmudgeon Ron Swanson, has just published a very Swanson-esque book. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living is an advice tome from the meat-loving, mustachioed man we all wish we were, with topics ranging from "Eat Meat" to... by Sascha Bos Nick Offerman, best known as Parks & Recreation's lovable curmudgeon Ron Swanson, has just published a very Swanson-esque book. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living is an advice tome from the meat-loving, mustachioed man we all wish we were,…
  • Campout X

    Falling James
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Alt-rock bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker say goodbye to summer with the 10th edition of their annual Mojave Desert blowout, Campout. On Friday, sarcastic Santa Cruz merrymakers Camper Van Beethoven headline, uncorking tunes from their latest album, El Camino Real, a sort of musical travelogue through Southern California and... by Falling James Alt-rock bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker say goodbye to summer with the 10th edition of their annual Mojave Desert blowout, Campout. On Friday, sarcastic Santa Cruz merrymakers Camper Van Beethoven headline, uncorking tunes from their…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Airline Passenger Seating

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Airline Passenger Seating PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: airline, passenger, seating, crowded, seat, back, tray, profits, travel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - ISIS vs. Western Modernity

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: ISIS vs. Western Modernity PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: isis, is, isil, islamic, state, caliphate, iraq, syria, modernity, western, beheading, journalist, youtube, video Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Plastic Garbage Patch

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Plastic Garbage Patch PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: pacific, ocean, great, garbage, patch, pollution, environment, plastic Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ferguson Missouri Police

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

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Back to Iraq PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: iraq, quagmire, ISIS, IS, ISIL, islamic, state, sunnis, shiites, civil, war, usa, military, bomb Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • The Facts of Life 35th Anniversary Reunion

    Siran Babayan
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You know you're a child of the '80s if you're more familiar with Alan Thicke's songs than his son Robin's. Among the many TV shows he composed for, the elder Thicke wrote the theme track to The Facts of Life, NBC's 1979-88 sitcom about four private-school girls in upstate New... by Siran Babayan You know you're a child of the '80s if you're more familiar with Alan Thicke's songs than his son Robin's. Among the many TV shows he composed for, the elder Thicke wrote the theme track to The Facts of Life, NBC's 1979-88 sitcom about four private-school girls in upstate New York.… [ Read more ] […
  • Mia Doi Todd

    John Payne
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Calling her an "L.A. singer-songwriter" doesn't quite do the job when it comes to describing this local jewel. Mia Doi Todd is a valuable presence for her gracefully conceived, wonderfully intimate songcraft, often in the art-folk mold, gingerly plucked on acoustic guitar and sung crystalline, like a dewy flower petal... by John Payne Calling her an "L.A. singer-songwriter" doesn't quite do the job when it comes to describing this local jewel. Mia Doi Todd is a valuable presence for her gracefully conceived, wonderfully intimate songcraft, often in the art-folk mold, gingerly plucked on…
  • A Tribute to Lynwood Slim

    Jonny Whiteside
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Expect a tidal surge of deep, heartfelt blues at this tribute to the local harmonica paragon Lynwood Slim, who died after suffering a stroke a few weeks back. Featuring a slew of pals and first-rate blues busters, including veteran Texas funk ruler King Cotton, a certifiable wild man who has... by Jonny Whiteside Expect a tidal surge of deep, heartfelt blues at this tribute to the local harmonica paragon Lynwood Slim, who died after suffering a stroke a few weeks back. Featuring a slew of pals and first-rate blues busters, including veteran Texas funk ruler King Cotton, a certifiable wild man…
  • Nick Offerman

    Sascha Bos
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Nick Offerman, best known as Parks & Recreation's lovable curmudgeon Ron Swanson, has just published a very Swanson-esque book. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living is an advice tome from the meat-loving, mustachioed man we all wish we were, with topics ranging from "Eat Meat" to... by Sascha Bos Nick Offerman, best known as Parks & Recreation's lovable curmudgeon Ron Swanson, has just published a very Swanson-esque book. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living is an advice tome from the meat-loving, mustachioed man we all wish we were,…
  • Campout X

    Falling James
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Alt-rock bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker say goodbye to summer with the 10th edition of their annual Mojave Desert blowout, Campout. On Friday, sarcastic Santa Cruz merrymakers Camper Van Beethoven headline, uncorking tunes from their latest album, El Camino Real, a sort of musical travelogue through Southern California and... by Falling James Alt-rock bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker say goodbye to summer with the 10th edition of their annual Mojave Desert blowout, Campout. On Friday, sarcastic Santa Cruz merrymakers Camper Van Beethoven headline, uncorking tunes from their…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Another wedding enhanced by wildfire activity

    Bill Gabbert
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Earlier this summer we wrote about two wedding ceremonies that were planned months in advance, like most weddings, but the lucky couples did not anticipate the wildfires that would be occurring nearby. They both kept going in spite of the large smoke columns near Lake Isabella, California, and Bend, Oregon. The one in Oregon required the relocation of the reception. On Saturday, September 13 a third wedding kept going in Corona, California and met the couple’s objectives, in spite of the noise created by large helicopters hovering and drafting water out of a nearby lake. The aircraft…
  • Oregon: Onion Mountain Fire, west of Grants Pass

    Bill Gabbert
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Onion Mountain Fire, as seen from the Merlin, Oregon rappel base, which will become the helibase for the fire. Photo by Joseph, September 14, 2014. The fire is 11 miles southwest of Merlin. The Onion Mountain Fire, 15 miles west of Grants Pass, Oregon, had burned about 500 acres at the last report Sunday night. The nearby San Brown and Meyers Campgrounds have been closed. Map of the Onion Mountain Fire, showing heat detected by a satellite at 2:03 p.m. September 14, 2014, accurate to within a mile or so. (click to enlarge) The weather forecast for the fire area for Monday calls for warm…
  • California: King Fire near Pollock Pines

    Bill Gabbert
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    King Fire, September 14, 2014. Photo by CHP, Placerville. The King Fire is requiring evacuations of residents north of California Highway 50 near Pollock Pines 11 miles east of Placerville, California. (See the map of the fire below.) Firefighters are having to deal with rapid rates of spread and long-range spotting. It is being managed under a Unified Command with CAL FIRE and the El Dorado National Forest. The fire can be seen from Sacramento which is 50 miles west of the area. CAL FIRE reports that 500 structures are threatened and mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the east…
  • Red Flag Warnings, September 14, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Red Flag Warnings have been issued for areas in Washington, Oregon, California, and Wyoming. The map was current as of 10:45 a.m. MDT on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data visit this NWS site.
  • Rising temperature trend in California, January through August

    Bill Gabbert
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    California, average temperature, January through August The NOAA data above showing the trend in temperature in California during the first eight months of the year, is impressive. The average temperature this year shattered the record. It illustrates that you should not get excited about the weather on one day, or one season, or even one decade. There is a great deal of variability. The long-term trend has the big picture.
 
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • Greg Hardy’s status prompts varied fan reactions

    earriero@charlotteobserver.com (Elisabeth Arriero)
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Carolina Panthers fans were divided Sunday after the team deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for Sunday?s game against the Detroit Lions.Click to Continue »
  • Rally spotlights anthem’s anniversary

    tfunk@charlotteobserver.com (Tim Funk)
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Two possible GOP presidential candidates joined with prominent leaders of the religious right in Charlotte on Sunday night to mark the 200th anniversary of the poem that became America?s national…Click to Continue »
  • Anson Co. deputies capture escaped inmate

    WBTV ()
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The Anson County Sheriff's office says deputies have captured an inmate who escaped from the Anson County jail Sunday afternoon.Click to Continue »
  • After weekend flooding, more rain headed to Charlotte area

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com cwootson@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.)
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    A one-two punch of strong thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain on parts of the Charlotte region over the weekend, triggering flash flooding late Saturday and early Sunday.Click to Continue »
  • CMPD chief Monroe honored at interfaith event

    ()
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Rodney Monroe was honored Saturday during an interfaith banquet in Charlotte.Click to Continue »
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    FBR - News

  • San Miguel plans single bid for United Biscuits

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Philippines-based San Miguel Corporation is planning a solo bid for British snacks maker United Biscuits, owner of brands such as Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets.
  • Natural Delights Medjool Dates are deemed a heart-healthy food

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Adding to a long list of health benefits, the growers of Natural Delights™ Medjool Dates today announced that the country’s top-selling dates have also been certified as a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association®’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program.
  • Waldman Naturals launches Kickers powdered food enhancer

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Thanks to an all-natural bodybuilding champion trying to add some natural flavor to his boring oatmeal while getting into the best shape of his life, the foodservice industry is about to get a shot in the arm, one sprinkle at a time.
  • Arla Foods makes non-binding bid for Arab Dairy

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Arla Foods is making a non-binding bid for a majority stake in Arab Dairy Products Company, a listed company based in Cairo, Egypt.
  • UK FSA advises against trout consumption at Inverawe Smokehouses

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning people not to consume certain batches of vacuum-packed cold smoked trout from Inverawe Smokehouses in Taynuilt, Argyll, after local authorities complained of the company's inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Hunting Boko Haram

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

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

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

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update

    Scott &#38; White Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Megan Ritzi, 18, of Fort Worth is nearing the end of her treatment at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas. The Baylor University student survived an automobile accident in July, which occurred as she and three other students were traveling to a clarinet performance in Louisiana. She was initially transported to Scott & White Memorial […]
  • Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics

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

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

    Scott Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Dr. Rayburn will be honored at the College of Medicine donor recognition dinner at Traditions Country Club in Bryan. Mike Middleton, M.D, a College of Medicine Alumni Association trustee, will present the award. He was selected based on his community and medical education achievements.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Who likes whom in the Middle East? Key players & relationships

    david
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    An interactive visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & Univers Lab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by our dataviz software VizSweet. » Explore the visualisation » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_MiddleEast about this image This is an interactive remake of a prototype image from my first book, Information is Beautiful (2009). And part of a series of graphics exploring different facets of Islam. This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a…
  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

    david
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    That’s the sound of an author seeing their book for the first time… Just received the first physical copy of mine, Knowledge is Beautiful. Watch me ‘unbox’ it live. Will I laugh? Or cry? Direct link to the video pre-order If you like, feel free to order from these outlets » UK edition – out Sep 25th (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off!) » US edition – Oct 14th (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) » Edition francais – Nov 6th (Amazon FR)
  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

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

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. See the insides as I ‘unbox’ it live Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

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

    Alka Anand Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    AirAsia India is offering fares as low as Rs. 1,290 under a special promotional offer. This offer is applicable on bookings till September 21, 2014, and travel period between September 16, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Meanwhile, Jet Airways is also offering promotional fares on tickets purchased before September 16, 2014. This offer is valid for travel in economy class on flights within India operated by Jet Airways and JetKonnect and travel period between October 7, 2014, and January 15, 2015. Under AirAsia’s offer, tickets from Bangalore to Chennai and Kochi and vice versa start from Rs.
  • Saradha group cos will face prosecution for violation of several laws: SFIO

    Alka Anand Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Completing its probe into the ‘chit fund scam’ of 14 Saradha group firms, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office today said that these companies have been found to be running ‘ponzi schemes’ and would face prosecution for violation of several laws. The investigation concluded that the group was using collections from new investors to make payments to the previously-enrolled members, rather than from income generated through investments, in typical resemblance to a ponzi scheme. Among others, the activities of these companies were found to be in serious violations of the Companies Act,…
  • Hong Kong Protesters March as Leader Urges ‘Good Sense’

    Alka Anand Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Pro-democracy activists staged a march yesterday demanding broader rights for Hong Kong’s first leadership election in 2017, defying a call by the city’s top official to back China on electoral reforms. Demonstrators rallied against plans by China to vet candidates for the election, and promised more protests. About 48 percent of those who responded to a poll commissioned by the South China Morning Post said lawmakers should vote against the reforms, the newspaper said today. Protesters and opposition lawmakers run the risk of China canceling the popular election with their actions, and…
  • 40 countries offer to contribute to international coalition against IS

    Alka Anand Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said nearly 40 countries have offered to contribute to an international coalition to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Mr Kerry said he was not asking any ally to commit troops. Speaking ahead of a conference in Paris today, Mr Kerry said several Arab countries had offered to take part in airstrikes against the jihadists, but any such action would be subject to approval from the Iraqi government. Today’s conference was organised to discuss possible action against Islamic State militants, with representatives from 20 countries including…
  • Reveal name of whistleblower in CBI chief case: Supreme Court tells Prashant Bhushan

    Alka Anand Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    The Supreme Court on Monday asked lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan to reveal the source of his information on the guest list at CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s residence. The apex court asked Bhushan to give the name of the whistleblower in a sealed envelope and directed its registry to keep all documents and affidavits filed by the CBI director in sealed cover and deposit it with Secretary General for safe custody. The CBI director questioned the very existence of the diary and authenticity of its contents before SC. He said 90 percent of entries in the register are forged, but some might be…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Statement by Ministry of Transport on Reported oil on Adelaide Beach

    media
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14th September 2014 Ministry of Transport and Aviation On Saturday 13th September, 2014, reports were received that a quantity of oil had washed ashore on Adelaide Beach in New Providence. On receiving the report, contact was made with all relevant stakeholders and members of the National Oil Spill Committee to establish a plan of action. On being contacted, the Ministry of the Environment & Housing immediately dispatched Technical Officers from the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the BEST Commission who visited the site and are now preparing…
  • Who are the members of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation? Is it a Hologram?

    media
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    A BP SUNDAY SPECIAL >>>>The man who is always attacking the Bahamian worker in the press should come clean… Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar fails to practise Freedom of Information! Mr. D’Aguilar and others should first practise sharing information before his group calls on the government to do so….Where is the report on Tax Reform done by the Coalition experts? The Bahamas Government has made public all its reports on VAT! Nassau, Bahamas — Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar, one member of this new group Coalition for Responsible Taxation that has become the voice against the…
  • An open letter to Andre Rollins

    media
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Letter writer suggests Andre Rollins has hit something that resonates with Bahamians and confirms he is not empty and shallow like Branville McCartney! Dear Mr Rollins, Let me take this time to express my profound disappointment in you. You are one of the few individuals in parliament and public life in the Bahamas who has the right combination of talent, passion, charisma and intelligence to one day do great things for and on behalf of the Bahamas. Unlike like Branville McCartney, your frustration with the status quo is sincere, real and not fabricated. Branville has shown himself to be…
  • Two Bahamians wanted by the Americans are now capture by authorities in Belize….

    media
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Two hardcore FNMs and [one a SAC graduate] named in extradition…. Breaking News…..Two Bahamians captured ….. A sensational arrest was made this afternoon at the Phillip Goldson International Airport. Bahamian nationals Rohn Knowles and Kelvin Leach, wanted by U.S. authorities for their alleged roles in a string of illegalities related to investment fraud, are tonight in police custody. Sometime after one o’clock this afternoon, the pair was nabbed on behalf of the US Government by local law enforcement at the Phillip Goldson International Airport where they were scheduled…
  • YES YES YES!!! THE YES HAVE IT! Scottish citizens will become Independent this coming week!

    media
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    BBB Analytics polls confirm 60% will VOTE YES this week! Fiona Sarwar, 31, lives in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. She was born in England to Scottish parents and moved back as a teenager. Previously undecided, she decided to vote Yes in February. BP supports YES VOTE!!!! Scotland – BP’s senior editor Alexander James is in Edinburgh tonight joining the massive YES VOTE in Scotland. There Mr. James stood on Williams and Stanford Street drumming up massive support to a large audience for the YES Vote push for Scottish Independence. BBB Analytics can now project the Yes VOTE is ahead with a…
 
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  • FM to Israeli paper: Israel could also face EU sanctions

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    In an interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja raised the example where the EU imposed sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Tuomioja said that the question has also arisen as to why similar sanctions had not been applied in the case of Israel, although it has occupied Palestinian areas for 47 years.The Foreign Minister pointed out that so far Israel had been offered carrots in an effort to bring about peace in the region. He said that the EU might now have to resort to using the stick.Tuomioja said that Israel and the Palestinians will…
  • EU study: Sweden most socially just, Finland second

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Finland has been ranked second in a new comparative study of European social justice, released Monday. Only Sweden fared better.“Growing social divide can lead to growing tensions”The study found that social inequality is on the rise in several EU countries.The countries that were judged to have been most successful in the fight against inequality were the northern European countries of Sweden, Finland and Denmark.In contrast, southern European countries grappling with economic woes, like Greece, Spain, Italy and Hungary, have witnessed an increase in the level of social injustice.In…
  • Finnish school entrepreneurship programme wins education innovation award

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    This school year around 70 percent of Finnish sixth-graders will participate in the Me & My City project, which gives students a chance to get their feet wet in working life, entrepreneurship and community activities.The learning environment takes the form of a mini-city, where students practice the professions of their choice and participate in the micro-society as consumers and citizens. There are currently six such mini-cities operational and the programme is funded by the Ministry of Education, local governments, the private sector and various foundations.The programme was developed…
  • Monday's papers: Lessons from Sweden, police-Muslim pow-wow, credit for the needy

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    In spite of strong showing by the far-right Sweden Democratic Party in the election, Sweden will be leaning left in the future, as the opposition Social Democratic Party’s Stefan Lofven looks to form the next government.  Outgoing PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and the coalition led by his conservative Moderate Party will exit stage left, and Reinfeldt has already signaled that he’ll also step down as party leader.Lofven needs coalition partners to govern but has so far ruled out working with the far-right Sweden Democratic Party, considered too radical to cooperate with the other mainstream…
  • Finnish motor racers settle for silver

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Finnish motorcyclist Mika Kallio placed second in Sunday’s Moto2 race at the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, Italy. His Spanish teammate Esteve Rabat, won the race, his third consecutive victory.Kallio, who started from pole position, led for much of the race before Rabat passed him with nine laps to go. The Spaniard consolidated his position atop the riders' standings ahead, 22 points ahead of Kallio. There are five races left in the season.In Moto3 class, 20- year-old Finn Niklas Ajo started in second place but crashed out halfway through the race.Latvala chasing teammateMeanwhile at…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • History of Rock ’n’ Roll

    thuudung
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Rock & roll appeals to those with little sense of history. Greil Marcus’s criticism is a brilliant rebuke to all of that… more
  • Trouble With Harvard

    thuudung
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    What is college for? To learn about history, science, culture. If students want to build a self, says Steven Pinker, they can do it on their own… more
  • Self and Orwell

    thuudung
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    George Orwell was an “old-fashioned authoritarian” about the English language, says Will Self, imposing his rules and stifling the creativity of others… more
  • Gardens of Their Dreams

    thuudung
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    For D.H. Lawrence, it was Bavarian gentians; for Jane Austen, syringa. What is it about flowers that summons the literary muse?… more
  • Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?

    thuudung
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    For more than 100,000 years, humanity has survived every natural disaster. Now the existential risk comes from our own creation: supersmart machines… more
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Islamic State Makes More Than $3 Million Per Day From Oil, Theft And Human Trafficking

    RT
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    By RT Islamic State radicals gain more than $3 million per day just from oil sales, while also earning huge sums from human trafficking and extortion, report US intelligence officials and experts. They are wealthier than any other terror group in history. The Islamic State group which seized huge terrorizes in Iraq and Syria, is now controlling eleven oil fields in both countries, US analysts told AP. They added that the militants are selling oil and other products via old established networks under the noses of Kurdish, Turkish and Jordanian authorities. The resources of the Islamic State…
  • Moon Power: China’s Lunar Helium 3 Vision – Analysis

    World Security Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    By World Security Network By Fabrizio Bozzato According to a 2013 United Nations report, the world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Of those future earthlings, 1.6 billion will live in India, and 1.3 billion in China. By then, Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass that of the United States. Also, the forty-nine least developed countries are going to double in size from around 900 million people in 2013 to 1.8 billion. In the light of these figures, it is not difficult to understand that humanity is going to face an increasingly acute energy trilemma – how to…
  • Hard Choices, Grim Future For Iraqi Christians

    IWPR
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    By IWPR By Ali Adil Dalia, 23, was forced to abandon both her home and her postgraduate studies as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advanced on Hamdaniya, a town east of Mosul, in August. Like many other Christians fleeing from Iraq’s Nineveh province, she sought refuge in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where her family has found temporary accommodation in a church in Ankawa, a traditionally Christian suburb. Depressed and unsure about her future, Dalia is seriously considering leaving Iraq to make a new life in Europe. “I can’t see myself asking for food aid or…
  • Petition against OKC black mass draws support of 85,000

    CNA
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    By CNA More than 85,000 people have signed a petition asking the city-run Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to cancel a scheduled black mass, saying that is a blatant attack on the Catholic Church. “A black mass is intended as an attack on another religious group, namely Catholics,” reads the “Stop the black mass” petition on CitizenGo.com. Although the organizer returned a stolen Host after a lawsuit threat, the petition tells the music hall’s general manager “it is clear that his intention to defile stolen property in a government facility should raise questions of basic…
  • Australia To Deploy 600 Troops To Fight IS In Iraq

    Al Bawaba News
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    By Al Bawaba News Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his country will deploy 600 soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to fight Islamic State terrorists operating in Iraq. On Sunday, the Australian premier said that some “400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel” would be deployed to join the U.S.-led international coalition preparing to fight the IS militants. The announcement comes after Washington formally requested Australia to contribute to the international coalition the U.S. has been attempting to put together. “There are obviously further decisions to be taken…
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    Deadline

  • Intl Box Office Update: ‘Lucy’ Tops Again; ‘Storm’, ‘Expendables 3′, ‘Apes’ Swing It Out In China; ‘Guardians’ Crosses $600M

    Nancy Tartaglione
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    3RD UPDATE, 6:50 PM PT: Continuing from last weekend, the current frame's overseas total across the Top 10 studio titles is up over last year. This frame, while down from last weekend, is about 10% higher than the comparable period in 2013. The weekend was led again by Luc Besson's Lucy which saw Russia pump in $9.6M to set a 2D 2014 opening record. That contributed to a $25M overall weekend, a little less than half the next movie at the top of the charts, Into The Storm…
  • What To Expect From “Rosie” New Version Of ‘The View’

    Lisa de Moraes
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The View re-launches Monday morning with a new executive producer, new logo, new set, new token conservative, and — maybe most interesting to Monday's viewers — the triumphant return of Rosie O'Donnell. O'Donnell left under a cloud after a short '06-'07 run as co-host, in which she famously clashed with co-creator and on-air Den Mom Barbara Walters, then-token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Friend Of The Show Donald Trump. That said, new-new co-host Nicolle Wallace…
  • Bart & Fleming: On Football Violence, And Rethinking Toronto Vs. Telluride Turf War

    Mike Fleming
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. FLEMING: I've never seen anything like the craziness that followed the elevator surveillance-camera footage of Ray Rice punching his wife, and a National Football League deer-in-the-headlights response that put its tenured commissioner Roger Goodell in danger of being on the business…
  • ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Holds Key To Stellar Specialty Film Box Office Bow

    Brian Brooks
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Roadside/Lionsgate opened its Sundance prize-winner The Skeleton Twins to robust numbers in a five-city platform debut across 15 theaters, taking one of the highest theater averages of the year among limited releases. In a much broader release, Fox Searchlight edged The Drop to a near-wide release over the weekend, landing sixth in overall box office. American Experience/PBS Films' doc Last Days In Vietnam, meanwhile held over solidly, adding one theater in its second…
  • Toronto: ‘The Imitation Game’ Named Festival’s People’s Choice Winner – Oscar Harbinger?

    Pete Hammond
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Toronto International Film Festival gave its top prize Sunday to The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and distributed by The Weinstein CompanyThe announcement brings the huge festival to a close after hundreds of film screenings over 10 days. The Imitation Game, a biopic about gay computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, won the Grolsch People's Choice Winner, AKA, the audience award for favorite feature-length film shown. The acclaimed film…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Are bloggers 'journalists'? New Zealand's High Court says yes

    Jane Johnston, Associate Professor Journalism and Public Relations at Bond University
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    If bloggers are journalists, should they all benefit from the same legal protections?Jonathan Ah Kit/FlickrA New Zealand High Court judgment handed down on Friday will have far-reaching implications for journalists and bloggers, as courts around the world consider the rapidly changing definitions of journalism. At the centre of the judgment was the question: how do New Zealand laws define who is a journalist and what is the news media? In this case, the judge found that under Section 68 of the Evidence Act a blogger can be classed as a journalist, and a website or blog as a news medium. In…
  • An independent Scotland might have to agree a deal on Trident to get into NATO

    Simon J Smith, Research Associate, Department of Politics, Languages &amp; International Studies at University of Bath
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    HMS Astute, one of four UK nuclear subs, on its way to FaslaneEPAAs Scotland teeters on the brink of independence these next few days, the question of Trident is one issue in particular that is bound to cause a few sleepless nights in Edinburgh, London and Washington DC. Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde is home to the four Vanguard-class Trident-equipped submarines (at Faslane). Nearby is the storage depot for the nuclear warheads (at Coulport). The Scottish government is at present “unable to decide whether or not nuclear weapons are based” in Scotland, a position which the SNP would seek to…
  • Here's to wine, chocolate and a long healthy life

    Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, Researcher on Human Ageing at University of Liverpool
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Good nose.Lowjumpingfrog, CC BYJeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, remains the oldest person on record. One might assume that she led a faultless, healthy lifestyle. Not at all. Every year on her birthday, as her celebrity grew, journalists flocked to her house in the south of France to ask her for the secret to a long life. One year she reportedly replied that it was because she stopped smoking when she turned 100. In addition to smoking for most of her life, Madame Calment was also fond of Port wine and chocolate (more than two pounds of chocolate a week). She’s not the…
  • Latin is dead? Long live Latin!

    Joanna Paul, Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Wilting away?rosipaw, CC BY-NC-SAA little item buried on the inside pages of newspapers recently caused a small stir. Latin plant names, it was claimed, were “in danger of dying out”, following a decision by the International Botanical Congress to allow plants to be named in English. Cue a flurry of reports alternately lamenting and celebrating what seemed to be yet another nail in the coffin for this ancient language. No matter that the decision was actually taken back in 2011, or that it says nothing about the names of plants. (It’s the short descriptions of new discoveries that can…
  • Seeking an easy win on carbon emissions? Cut global trade

    John Weeks, Professor Emeritus at SOAS, University of London
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Is this really necessary?EPAThe Obama administration has proposed several ad hoc multi-country economic agreements, and in doing so has abandoned de facto the World Trade Organization (WTO) as insufficiently malleable to its interests. The two most important of these are the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the more recent Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Even as the latter was being negotiated by US and EU officials, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that the increase in greenhouse gases is more rapid than expected. The organisation’s…
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    ShortFormBlog

  • jtotheizzoe: staff: Today’s the day. The day you help save the...

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    jtotheizzoe: staff: Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined. Ready?  Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you. (Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.) Don’t just scroll past this. So you don’t…
  • savagemike: Features Of The New Apple Watch "Discreet, but not...

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    savagemike: Features Of The New Apple Watch "Discreet, but not so discreet that anyone would mistake it for a regular watch"
  • Reflection by fundraiser: Why Esquire put "The Falling Man" behind a paywall

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Reflection by fundraiser: Why Esquire put "The Falling Man" behind a paywall: Esquire ties one of the darkest stories it has ever written, a tale about an unknown man who jumped from the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago, with another story of weighty importance—the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State. Its goal—to create something positive from both experiences through a paywall, all proceeds from which will go to a scholarship in Foley’s name. Tom Junod’s “The Falling Man” has been read by nearly 20 million people since we first published…
  • "You are not safe. You need to get out of where you are as soon as possible before these people harm..."

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    “You are not safe. You need to get out of where you are as soon as possible before these people harm you. Thank you for inventing Bitcoin.” - Someone appears to have hacked Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s account on the PHP Foundation website, leading to a cryptic message claiming that the anonymous enigma has been doxxed. (Nakamoto first posted his idea for Bitcoin on the site back in 2009, then disappeared shortly thereafter.) Clearly, Leah McGrath Goodman did it.
  • Sarasota Came Up With the Worst Possible Solution for Homelessness

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Sarasota Came Up With the Worst Possible Solution for Homelessness: This is the new “if a tree falls in a forest” question: If people become homeless and are then shipped out of town, does the town have a homelessness problem at all? This isn’t a solution. | Follow micdotcom NIMBYism at its worst.
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Reference: NLM’s Household Products Database (HPD) Now Contains Over 14,000 Products

    Gary Price
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Household Products Database (HPD) now contains over 14,000 products. The latest update includes a new product category “Commercial/Institutional”. Product manufacturers of the more than 300 products in this category use various descriptions, including professional grade, professional use, hospital grade and more. Users can locate products using the new “Commercial/Institutional” link under “Browse by Category” on the HPD homepage or by entering the category/description terms (e.g. commercial,…
  • Special Collections: Bulk of Maurice Sendak Collection Leaving Philadelphia’s Rosenbach

    Gary Price
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Nearly half a century ago, the Rosenbach Museum and Library began building a relationship with the young author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who very quickly started using the townhouse museum on Delancey Place as a repository for his original drawings, manuscripts, proofs, and rare editions. [Clip] But now that card is being recalled. Sendak never gifted the original artwork for Where the Wild Things Are and thousands of other items to the Rosenbach, and the trustees managing his legacy – he died at 83 in 2012 – have asked that the Sendak…
  • Video: Charlie Rose Interviews Apple CEO Tim Cook (Part I)

    Gary Price
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    On Friday (September 12, 2014) Charlie Rose spoke for about an hour with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The video is embedded below. This is the first part of the conversation. Part II airs on Monday (September 15th). Topics Covered Include: Apple’s Interest in TV Cook’s Mentor, Steve Jobs Acquisition of Beats MUCH More
  • Free Trial Alert! Adam Matthew Will Offer One Month of Free Access to Energy Data Visualisation Tool

    Gary Price
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Free public access to the Adam Matthew Energy Data Visualisation Tool begins on Monday, September 15, 2014. From AM: Adam Matthew is offering free public access for one month to their innovative Energy Data Visualisation Tool [developed in collaboration with Axis Maps], which uses the latest web-based information visualization techniques to represent a vast array of data on global energy use. Users will be able to access global energy reserves, production and consumption data and explore the huge growth in renewables between 1965 and 2012. Available from September 15 – October 2014 at…
  • The Illinois State Library is Working to Become a DPLA Service Hub

    Gary Price
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The latest issues of “This Week at the Illinois State Library” contain posts about work underway to establish the library as a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub that will supply DPLA with “Illinois” content and metadata from a variety of sources located around the state. What is a service hub? DPLA service hubs are state, regional, or other collaborations that host, aggregate, or otherwise bring together digital objects from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. State and regional hubs agree to collect content that…
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  • Safe as Houses: Majorities of Americans See Home Ownership, Gold and Jewelry as Safe Investments

    fulltextreports
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Safe as Houses: Majorities of Americans See Home Ownership, Gold and Jewelry as Safe Investments (PDF) Source: Harris Interactive Despite periods of volatility in the real estate market over the past few years, over seven in ten Americans (72%) see owning a home as a safe investment. Majorities agree on this point across generations, albeit […]
  • Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Completed

    fulltextreports
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Completed Source: U.S. Census Bureau The new tables for New Single-Family Houses Completed include data on age-restricted developments, presence of homeowner’s association, foyer, framing, sewer and water systems and laundry. These tables show data back to 2009. Filed under: housing and real estate, U.S. Census Bureau
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    New From the GAO Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. Missouri River Flood and Drought: Experts Agree the Corps Took Appropriate Action, Given the Circumstances, but Should Examine New Forecasting Techniques. GAO-14-741, September 12. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-741 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665762.pdf 2. Air Traffic Control System: Selected Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Operations, Modernization, and Structure. GAO-14-770, September 12. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-770 […]
  • Work and Health Insurance for 50- to 64-Year Olds

    fulltextreports
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Work and Health Insurance for 50- to 64-Year Olds Source: AARP Public Policy Institute Work is a critical gateway to health insurance. Nearly two-thirds of 50- to 64-year olds had employer-sponsored health insurance in 2012 . But working is not a guarantee of employer-sponsored health insurance. Part-time workers and the self-employed are much less likely […]
  • Website linking: The growing problem of “link rot” and best practices for media and online publishers

    fulltextreports
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Note to FullTextReports followers: This is an excellent article from Journalist’s Resource, a project of Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative. Food for thought and good advice for anyone who publishes anything online. Please share it widely. I’ll leave it here, at the top of FTR for a week or so and […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • MSU grad’s 52 Cups of Coffee blog and book provides a bit of guidance for life’s uncertainties

    Karen Dybis
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    From the dedication on Megan Gebhart’s new book, “52 Cups of Coffee,” you know you’re in for something saucy and different. “Dedicated to my parents,” the Michigan State University grad writes, “for trusting me to talk to strangers.” Gebhart started a stellar journey in 2010. That is when the MSU senior decided to challenge herself based on a quote she read. It went something like this: “Who you are in five years depends on the people you meet and the books you read.” She was still pondering those words when she met with a fellow student named Brett, who it turns out was a…
  • 100 Black Men and Focus: HOPE help Detroit fathers become extraordinary

    Jerome Espy
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Fatherhood is the focus of an initiative in Detroit started by the group 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit with support from Focus: HOPE. The “Extraordinary Fathers Academy of Detroit at Focus Hope” is looking to strengthen families by empowering fathers with tangible skills. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Fatherhood Initiative, 24 million children in America, or about one out of three children, now live in homes without their biological fathers. The initial class is helping 17 men that are clients of Focus: HOPE’s various training…
  • Techonomy Detroit aims to launch discussions on jobs, urban revival and competitiveness

    Karen Dybis
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    For David Kirkpatrick, the third time is definitely the charm for his Techonomy conference in Detroit. Why? Because he sees the city, its prospects and its relationship to technology growing stronger every year he’s been coming here. Asa Mathat And that’s awesome news for the city, the state and the region. Because having a conference such as Techonomy Detroit allows new conversations, friendships and partnerships to develop. It spurs innovation. It creates ideas. It strengthens bonds. And, most of all, it tells the world that Detroit and Michigan are open for business, investment and new…
  • Detroit Homecoming is our Ice Bucket Challenge

    Cindy Pasky
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge. What a concept. What a success. As of August 28 it raised $94.3 million for ALS and they’re still counting. Better yet it built awareness about this disease and the association dedicated to finding a cure. The Challenge certainly delivered more than positive brand attention. It created a phenomenon that captured the interest of the entire nation and spread to other countries. In short, it went viral. We have our own Ice Bucket Challenge coming up September 17-19 with the Detroit Homecoming. No, no one will be dumping freezing cold water over his or her head but…
  • Detroit execs to sleep outside to help the homeless

    M Lapham
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    A light will shine upon the plight of homeless youth as business leaders from the Motor City and as well as the rest of the country sleep outside in cardboard boxes and sleeping bags on Nov. 20 to feel firsthand what it’s like to be homeless. It’s part of Sleep Out: Executive Edition.  Aside from just having attention to the issue, these men and women of means in 15 cities from Anchorage to New York will raise funds to help combat homelessness. This is the first time executives in Detroit have participated. The Detroit event will be hosted by Covenant House Michigan (CHM), which provides…
 
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    SWNS

  • A third of parents give in to children’s junk food demands because they want ‘an easy life’

    SWNS Reporter
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Over a third of parents admit they give in to their child’s demands for junk food because they want ‘an easy life’, a study revealed today. An exhausted 35 per cent of mums and dads would rather let their kids tuck into a sugary treat than risk a full-blown argument. The report of 2000 parents also found around one in ten find it ‘hard to keep an eye’ on their children and prevent them from nabbing food from the cupboard. A spokeswoman for Soreen, which commissioned the study, said: “Junk food is so readily available to kids these days, which can mean snacks high in…
  • Varicose veins can serve as a health warning

    SWNS Reporter
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Varicose veins can serve as a health warning Varicose veins can serve as a health warning Most people who have a varicose vein think of it first and foremost as a cosmetic issue – they’re unsightly, often bulging prominently, and can be very visible with a blue coloration to them. The usual reaction is to want to have them removed because they don’t look attractive. But much more than being something you should address for reasons of vanity, it’s important to get varicose veins checked out as they might put you at risk for future health problems including blood clots and ulcers. What…
  • What germs are lurking in your office?

    SWNS Reporter
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    You might not realise it, but right now you have 10 million co-workers you’ve never seen. According to a study by the University of Arizona, that’s how many germs the average office worker comes into contact with every day. Not convinced? Let’s take a closer look. Lay the facts on the table  A restaurant table with more than 700 bacteria per square inch is considered dangerously unsanitary. But the study found that bankers’ cubicles had over 5,000 bacteria per square inch, and accountants’ had over 6,000. The average office desk can be dangerously unhygienic   Teachers’…
  • Parents admit they are too EMBARRASSED to discuss sex, puberty and relationship with their kids

    SWNS Reporter
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Parents admit they don’t talk to their children about sex, puberty and relationships – because they are too embarrassed, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found millions of parents struggle to broach topics such as puberty and the challenges of growing up with their children because they find it ‘awkward’, ‘don’t know what to say’ or believe their child is too young to hear it. Some completely avoid the subject altogether, by pretending that they didn’t hear them, faking a phone call and even staying at work late to avoid being on their own with their inquisitive child.
  • Ginger schoolchildren taking confidence-boosting workshops for their red hair

    SWNS Reporter
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ginger schoolchildren are taking part in confidence-boosting workshop sessions in a bid to stop them feeling blue about their red hair.The new Ingingerness scheme encourages redheads to reclaim the term “ginger” and help them beat the bullies.Run by proud ginger Donna Strachan – a social worker who suffered taunts at school for her hair and freckles – the course sees various flame-haired fictional characters talk about their experiences. Children at St Margaret’s RC Primary School at Loanhead learn about Ginger descrimination The workshop is for primary school…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Islamic State Makes More Than $3 Million Per Day From Oil, Theft And Human Trafficking

    RT
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    By RT Islamic State radicals gain more than $3 million per day just from oil sales, while also earning huge sums from human trafficking and extortion, report US intelligence officials and experts. They are wealthier than any other terror group in history. The Islamic State group which seized huge terrorizes in Iraq and Syria, is now controlling eleven oil fields in both countries, US analysts told AP. They added that the militants are selling oil and other products via old established networks under the noses of Kurdish, Turkish and Jordanian authorities. The resources of the Islamic State…
  • Moon Power: China’s Lunar Helium 3 Vision – Analysis

    World Security Network
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    By World Security Network By Fabrizio Bozzato According to a 2013 United Nations report, the world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Of those future earthlings, 1.6 billion will live in India, and 1.3 billion in China. By then, Nigeria’s population is expected to surpass that of the United States. Also, the forty-nine least developed countries are going to double in size from around 900 million people in 2013 to 1.8 billion. In the light of these figures, it is not difficult to understand that humanity is going to face an increasingly acute energy trilemma – how to…
  • Hard Choices, Grim Future For Iraqi Christians

    IWPR
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    By IWPR By Ali Adil Dalia, 23, was forced to abandon both her home and her postgraduate studies as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advanced on Hamdaniya, a town east of Mosul, in August. Like many other Christians fleeing from Iraq’s Nineveh province, she sought refuge in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where her family has found temporary accommodation in a church in Ankawa, a traditionally Christian suburb. Depressed and unsure about her future, Dalia is seriously considering leaving Iraq to make a new life in Europe. “I can’t see myself asking for food aid or…
  • Petition against OKC black mass draws support of 85,000

    CNA
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    By CNA More than 85,000 people have signed a petition asking the city-run Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to cancel a scheduled black mass, saying that is a blatant attack on the Catholic Church. “A black mass is intended as an attack on another religious group, namely Catholics,” reads the “Stop the black mass” petition on CitizenGo.com. Although the organizer returned a stolen Host after a lawsuit threat, the petition tells the music hall’s general manager “it is clear that his intention to defile stolen property in a government facility should raise questions of basic…
  • Australia To Deploy 600 Troops To Fight IS In Iraq

    Al Bawaba News
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    By Al Bawaba News Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his country will deploy 600 soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to fight Islamic State terrorists operating in Iraq. On Sunday, the Australian premier said that some “400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel” would be deployed to join the U.S.-led international coalition preparing to fight the IS militants. The announcement comes after Washington formally requested Australia to contribute to the international coalition the U.S. has been attempting to put together. “There are obviously further decisions to be taken…
 
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    EURweb

  • Black Leaders Give Back Day of Service; They Go ‘Back to School’ with Students Nationwide

    EurPublisher
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    *Chicago  – What does service mean in the African American community? To Grammy-award winning singer Florence LaRue, it means inspiring others through music. To philanthropist and business executive Earl W. Stafford, it means building communities and empowering individuals to transform lives at home and abroad. It means reaching across racial and economic lines to alter […]
  • THE (09-15-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    EURPublisher01
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE The time is always right to do what […]
  • Chris Bosh Launches New Line of Neck Ties with Armstrong & Wilson

    Deron Dalton
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    *Chris Bosh is looking good in that suit. It makes sense since he put his time and effort executing it. Well… not the suit. Although, it is a nice suit. Stay with us. Bosh created an accessory to accompany his nice suit — a new line of neck ties. He teamed with Armstrong & Wilson […]
  • Report: Ray Rice to Appeal NFL Indefinite Suspension on Monday

    EurPublisher
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    *There’s now movement in the Ray Rice suspension situation NBC Sports is reporting that Rice will appeal the indefinite suspension on Monday (09-15-14). The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and by an outside lawyer hired by Rice. Because the indefinite suspension was imposed under the personal-conduct policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell will have the […]
  • Could LeBron James Be the Next (Billionaire) Warren Buffett?

    Deron Dalton
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    *Billionaire Warren Buffett is currently worth $64 billion. His protege is following in his footsteps. And that protege is no other than LeBron James. Buffett is obviously quite the businessman — making his fortune buying companies that found much success years after he took stakes in them. Buffett was worth hundreds of millions in his […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Sip in the city Events Raise Money for Team Spirit Cancer Support

    Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cancer not only affects the body, it affects the mind and spirit. Over the past 14 years, Team Spirit Long Beach has raised more than $2.2 million for cancer support programs at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.Read the rest of Sip in the city Events Raise Money for Team Spirit Cancer Support
  • Library Cards Help Students Succeed in School and in Life

    Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    One of the simplest ways to ensure a child’s school success is by making a quick trip to the Long Beach Public Library to get a library card. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.Read the rest of Library Cards Help Students Succeed in School and in Life
  • Hawthorne Man Arrested For Sexual Assault

    Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in the area of Falcon Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard, and charges have been filed. On September 7, 2014, around 5:00 a.m., an adult female victim reported that an intruder entered her residence through an open window and sexually assaulted her. Officers and detectives immediately initiated an investigation and worked together to identify the suspect.Read the rest of Hawthorne Man Arrested For Sexual Assault
  • Celebration of Native American Music and Culture Coming to Long Beach

    Editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Rita Coolidge will headline a Native American Music concert at the Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Raindance, in collaboration with Whirlwind Studios, is hosting a major Native American Music concert at the Ernest Borgnine Theater in Long Beach on November 15th, 2014. The show will headline Two Time Grammy Award winner and Native American Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rita Coolidge, and guest stars Two time Native American Music award winner Shelley Morningsong with her husband Fabian Fontenelle, Native Blues artist Tracy Lee…
  • National Geographic Kids Club Makes Learning Fun in an Interactive Environment

    Editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Los Cerritos Center is pleased to announce the September through December schedule of Kids Club events in partnership with National Geographic Kids. The next event in the series will visit the mall on September 13 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and offer shoppers a special opportunity for their children to learn about animals in a hands-on environment complete with interactive demonstrations, games, crafts and entertainment. Read the rest of National Geographic Kids Club Makes Learning Fun in an Interactive Environment
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Indonesia: 4 suspected militants are Chinese Uighurs

    AP News
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say four suspected Islamic militants arrested over the weekend are members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community. Authorities initially said the four were Turkish, which has linguistic and ethnic ties with the Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, a region in northwestern China. The men were arrested Saturday while traveling in a car in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, which is home to a network of Indonesian extremists. National Police spokesman Col. Agus Rianto said Monday that police were investigating them on suspicion of…
  • Cambodia’s Preah Vihear Temple: After the conflict

    Michelle Tolson
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A Cambodian soldier keeps an eye on activity across the border in Thailand. Pic: Michelle Tolson. Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical. Though not too many have made the trek yet, they do have opinions. “I hear it is so beautiful,” said a tourism worker in Siem Reap. Of course he had been to his city’s famous temples but felt certain Preah Vihear’s sunrise and sunset were “more beautiful” than Angkor Wat’s and planned to travel to see it. Cambodians’ access to their famous temple has been…
  • Patients or criminals? Thailand drug policy leaves ‘addicts’ in limbo

    Patrick Tibke
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Pic: AP. Authorities round up ‘addicts’ and place them in compulsory treatment centres Last week, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a joint task force of 250 army and police personnel descended on 18 neighbourhoods throughout Bangkok, as part of a door-to-door operation designed to round up the Thai capital’s drug users. At 5am uniformed officers armed with M-16 rifles and urine testing kits blitzed residential areas, identifying potential ‘suspects’ purely on the basis of their age and appearance. Those unfortunate enough to be selected were goaded by…
  • Indonesia arrests 4 Turks with suspected Islamic State ties

    AP News
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they’ve arrested seven suspected militants, including four Turks believed to be planning to join a jihadist group in eastern Indonesia with possible links to the Islamic State group. National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday that the four Turkish men were captured late Saturday in Parigi Moutong town in Central Sulawesi province on their way to Poso, a neighboring mountainous district believed to be Indonesia’s terrorist hotbed. He said authorities were tipped to their whereabouts after police arrested three…
  • Rains in southwest China kill 19; thousands evacuated

    AP News
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say severe downpours in the country’s southwest have killed at least 19 people. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that authorities in Linshui county in Sichuan province had rescued 604 people and relocated more than 23,300 to safer places following the rains that lasted for 18 hours Saturday. Footage broadcast on China Central Television showed soldiers rescuing residents who remained trapped in apartment buildings surrounded by high waters, including a woman and child holding on to ropes as they were lowered to a boat.  
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    Let's talk about web site's usability

  • HTML – Lesson 6

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Hello everyone, today we have 6  lesson, and I have found for you a very good video tutorial. Watch and enjoy, and most importantly do not forget to remember))))))))))
  • HTML – Lesson 5: Working with images – img tag

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

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

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

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

  • Manhood

    mgopin
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
                         Who is a real man? He who turns an enemy Into a friend. Who is a real man? He who conquers His worst impulses. Who is a real man? He who takes the blows, For innocents in harm’s way. Who is a real man? He who stands up to anyone, Especially his own tribe, In defense of the defenseless. Who is a real man? He who willfully withholds, His strong fist. Who is a real man? He who admits His sins. DNA Poker Player! Please create such men, And dispense with us Neanderthals.
  • Encyclopedia Humanica

    mgopin
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
                          Every human being, Is a walking encyclopedia, Infinite indigenous knowledge, Of local realities, That no one, Will ever, Fully know. Why do we walk past? We are discoverers, Above all else, We wander, To the farthest reaches, Of the earth. Why do we walk past? Melville, Conrad, Escaped to the high seas, To discover the world. But the boat, It contained infinite depths, Even deeper than the sea, That anyone dared ever discover. The journey to the strange other, The…
  • “Escaping Death in Northern Iraq” -International New York Times

    mgopin
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
                        This is very important in the ISIS issue. International New York Time, Escaping Death in Northern Iraq Ali Hussein Kadhim, an Iraqi soldier and a Shiite, was captured with hundreds of other soldiers by Sunni militants in June and taken to the grounds of a palace complex in Tikrit where Saddam Hussein once lived. “I saw my daughter in my mind, saying, ‘Father, father,’ ” he said. He felt a bullet pass by his head, and fell forward into the freshly dug trench. “I…
  • Thoughts on Our War World

    mgopin
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
                         STARVING COSMOS  How can we listen to sad love songs, When there are so many starving for love? Who the hell do we think we are? What rights for pity do we think we have, When outside our doorstep, Is a cosmos of love-starved beings? COSMIC ANNIHILATION CREATION We, we are the Higgs boson, We are elusive, Impossible to discover, Yet everywhere. We come from nothing, We return to nothing, But we have changed everything. Hawking worries, As we capture Higgs boson, We could…
  • Reflecting on “Dancing”

    mgopin
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
                          I wrote this during the Gaza war. I think the theme of dance is very important, post-quantum physics way to understand the complex interaction of enemies, how they build on each other, and what it must teach us in reverse. I am amazed at how much of a dance enemies have, how much they depend on each other’s worst behaviors. We know this scientifically but it is hard to internalize as a definition of fluid reality. All our debates are as if enemies are fixed…
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    Newser

  • Shot Pennsylvania Trooper Regains Consciousness

    Rob Quinn
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    A Pennsylvania state trooper injured in an ambush that killed another trooper outside their barracks in the northeast of the state Friday night regained consciousness yesterday and investigators hope to speak to him soon, the AP reports. No arrests have been made over the attack that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson,...
  • Queen Weighs In as Scots Independence Campaign Heats Up

    Rob Quinn
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    With just a few days to go before Scotland votes on independence, Queen Elizabeth II has spoken out on the issue for the first time. In what opponents of independence have interpreted as a statement of firm support for their No campaign, the monarch told a well-wisher outside a Scottish...
  • Woman Surprised to Find Dead Body in Her Trunk

    Kevin Spak
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    A California woman says she has no idea how a dead body wound up in the trunk of her Lexus. The Riverside woman says she'd thought the car smelled funny as she left work yesterday, but she stopped at Walmart thinking nothing of it. When she opened the trunk to...
  • Your Teacher Was Wrong About Volcanoes

    Matt Cantor
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Textbooks have long offered students an explanation of volcanoes that's totally wrong—or so say scientists who are offering a very different theory, Caltech reports. The standard explanation depends on the existence of long, narrow columns or jets of magma known as mantle plumes. Since about 1990, they've been largely...
  • ISIS' New Recruiting Targets: American Women?

    Kevin Spak
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    America may now be at war with ISIS, but a handful of Americans are joining up with the Islamic extremist group—and not all of them are men. US law enforcement is looking into a recent spate of women allegedly seeking to join the jihad, Reuters reports. In the past...
 
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    The News International - World

  • Manila braces for impact of powerful typhoon

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MANILA: Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flash floods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed towards the countr
  • BD tigers

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    DHAKA: Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an
  • China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to S Asia

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India s rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomati
  • Paris conference

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    PARIS: Who strikes and where? Who provides the weapons? Who provides the intelligence? And who provides the cash? The international conference in P
  • Ukraine truce under threat

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    DONETSK, Ukraine: Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious
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  • How businesses are using technological advancements to improve productivity

    John John
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The current age of technology has transformed the lives of people worldwide, both at home and at work. For business owners and managers in particular, technology provides a range of ways to improve and maintain productivity levels, and the good news is that more and more of these are becoming affordable. Here are some of the most useful: Telecommuting The world wide web, along with the availability of mobile communications such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, means that working from home - or indeed from any location - is a genuine option now. This has great advantages for business…
  • Amazing Sunken Cities

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    In a distant past, before natural calamities had buried these exquisite cities they were important centres of civilization in their respective states. Watch these photos and be amazed at what ancient secrets lie hidden undewater. 1. Port Royal, Jamaica, commonly referred to as "the wickedest city on earth" conjures images of marauding pirates, daring naval conquests, looting, riches, destruction and devastation. It boats an intriguing and turbulent history as it rapidly grew to become the most important trading post in the New World. At the height of its glittering wealth, on June 7, 1692,…
  • Clean Your Toilet with Coke!

    Admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Everyone knows that drinking Coca-Cola isn’t good for you, but most of us drink the delicious fizzy sugar drink anyways. Perhaps this new video will change your drinking habits. This video has gone viral after demonstrating how to clean a dirty toilet with, you guessed it, Coke!
  • Quirky design features for your modern home

    John John
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Modern style is all about personalising and individualising, and this goes for the home just as much as the person. Choosing unusual colour palettes and a mix of materials is just one way the home can be used to demonstrate the personality of its occupant. Why choose quirky rather than conventional? Because quirky means the occupant of the home is not afraid to express their individuality, even if that very uniqueness makes them seem eccentric, or frankly, downright odd. A quirkily decorated home will show visitors that their host is a creative person who is prepared to innovate and repurpose…
  • SWAT team raids an entire building after prank call

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    The incident was caught on webcam inside of a professional gamer's office, while he was playing a game of Counter-Strike and streaming live. Jordan Mathewson of the The Creatures gaming collective was the victim of "swatting" -- when a rival gamer fakes a real life emergency situation so serious it requires the SWAT team.   Jordan said he knew right away what was going on, as he had already heard stories regarding the "swatting" prank. Nevertheless he admits to feeling terrified given all the guns pointed at him. This kind of joke can prove really dangerous but it can also delay a SWAT…
 
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    Capital News

  • Fiji media blackout imposed ahead of election

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    A man looks at the list of candidates for the up coming election in Suva, the capital of Fiji/AFPFiji, Sept 15 – Fiji imposed a strict media blackout Monday on coverage of the South Pacific nation’s first elections since a 2006 military coup, warning journalists face up to five years jail if they do not comply. The blackout also applies to political campaigning, election material such as posters or banners, as well as discussion of this week’s vote on public forums including social media sites. Fiji’s elections supervisor Mohammed Saneem said the measure was intended…
  • US led military exercises due to begin in western Ukraine

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Armed pro-Russian militants take a break at a check point near a front line where shelling continues between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army, in the village of Olenivka, some 30 km south of Donetsk, on September 14, 2014/AFP DONETSK, September 15- US led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine Monday, as fighting rumbles on in the restive east between government forces and pro Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire. Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious…
  • China’s Xi touts ‘maritime silk road’ on South Asia tour

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping waves upon his arrival at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Hulhule on September 14, 2014, in the Maldives/AFP MALE, September15- China’s President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a “21st century maritime silk road” as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday. Xi said he was eager to boost relations with the Maldives, which is best known for its tourist industry but also straddles major international shipping routes. “Maldives was an important stop of the…
  • Paris conference to plan fight against Islamic State

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    French President Francois Hollande (2nd R) and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum (2nd L) meet at the Elysee palace, ahead of an international conference to be held at the French Foreign ministry, in Paris, on September 15, 2014/AFP PARIS, Setember 15- Top officials from around the world, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, met in Paris on Monday to fine-tune their strategy against Islamic State militants, with emotions running high after the beheading of a third Western hostage. Just hours before the conference began, France announced it was joining Britain in carrying out…
  • British PM heads to Scotland hoping to boost ‘No’ vote

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    A ‘No’ vote supporter holds a sticker depicting Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh, on September 13, 2014/AFPEDINBURGH, United Kingdom, Sep 15 – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday makes his last visit to Scotland ahead of this week’s independence referendum, hoping to boost the “No” vote, with polls predicting a very tight race. The “Yes” and “No” camps are racing to win over undecided voters ahead of the historic poll on Scottish independence on Thursday, with top bands playing a gig urging a vote for leaving Britain.
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  • Top 10 highest paid athletes in the world 2014

    Descrier Staff
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Forbes magazine has released its list of the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world, taking into account their winnings and sponsorship deals. Floyd Mayweather tops the list by a wide margin, but is the only boxer in the top ten (Manny Pacquiao comes in at 11). The rest of the list is made of of men from the realms of football, basketball, golf, tennis, and American football, with Americans making up 60% of the rankings. Top 10 highest paid athletes in the world 2014 Floyd Mayweather (Boxing/USA) – $105 million (£64.5m) Cristiano Ronaldo (Football/Portugal) – $80 million…
  • Statement by Haines family following murder of David Haines by Islamic State

    Descrier Staff
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    My name is Mike Haines, I am brother to David Haines, who was recently murdered in cold blood. David was like so very many of us, just another bloke. Born in 1970 to parents who loved us both, our childhood was centred around our family. Holidays in caravans and tents, days away as a family which we remember fondly. David and I were brought up to know right from wrong, although we might not with the innocence of youth have always chosen right. David was a good brother, there when I needed him and absent when I didn’t. I hope that he felt the same way about me. He was, in the right mood, the…
  • Islamic State: Militant beheads British aid worker David Haines in propaganda video

    Descrier Staff
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    A propaganda video showing the execution of kidnapped British aid worker David Haines by a militant from the Islamic States (formerly ISIS) has appeared on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Haines, 44, was the third Western hostage to be executed by Islamic State militants in a series of videos designed to scare the US and its allies into backing away from intervention in Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State holds large swathes of territory. After a career as an RAF engineer, Haines became an aid worker and worked in bringing aid and support to those in need in some of the…
  • Ian Paisley: Sectarian provocateur to peacemaker

    The Conversation
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Ian Paisley, the firebrand face of Unionism in Northern Ireland for decades, has died at the age of 88. While he won’t be remembered as the Nelson Mandela of Ulster, his important role in the peace process can’t be denied. The sight of Paisley sharing a joke with Martin McGuiness after agreeing to resume a power sharing government in 2007 quickly became the billboard for a Northern Irish peace process on life support. Here was Paisley, the leader of Ulster Unionism, the man who once vowed to destroy Irish nationalism, cracking gags with a former IRA commander as if they were a comedy…
  • Man arrested for advertising for sex with woman and dog on Craigslist in police sting

    Descrier Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    A man has been arrested after posting an advert on Craigslist looking to have sex with a woman and a dog in the US state of Arizona. Terry Haupt, 52, was arrested bestiality charges on Wednesday after a sting operation by local police. According to court documents, an undercover female police officer replied to Haupt’s advert that asked for “women that are interested in dogs” on 25 August. The officer then continued to engage with Haupt over email, text message, and in phone conversations for the next two weeks. During their these interactions, and unaware he was the target…
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  • Setting Financial Goals for a Better Future

    Anna Taylor
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Financial goals simply don’t mean that an individual has to make efforts just to save money and collect it in the bank accounts. In fact, the financial goals are being set by the people in order to manage the income in a way to meet your needs, requirements and luxuries as well. When it comes to setting up financial goals you need to be very focused and concise about everything which forms to be an expense. Other than this the priority must be set before fulfilling anything no matter it is the smallest thing you need to purchase. When an individual earns the amount of income is limited…
  • NEVER LET IT SLOW DOWN

    Anna Taylor
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    The amazing human brain: The most important organ of a human being, the brain is considered amazing and is treated as a miracle by not only the doctors but also other people. There is nothing that the brain cannot achieve when it comes to human development. The power that is put in the brain cannot be equalled with any supercomputer that is human made. Such is the specialty of the brain and it surely is the special organ in the human system. But no one can stand against ageing which is another dire fact of life which deprives humans of normal activity as they were able to do when they are…
  • Manchester United beats QPR 4 – 0 with 4 different goalscorers

    Gister Adeola
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Ángel Di María was in majestic form on his home debut as a new-look Manchester United beat QPR at Old Trafford. It has taken longer than they would have liked but, finally, there is the sense that Manchester United have turned up. They have taken their time and the margin of victory has to be put into context when the opponents are so desperately anaemic, but it is a start and even a man of Louis van Gaal’s cavernous self-belief will be relieved to have his first Premier League win. His team played at times as though they had suddenly remembered what is expected of a United side once they…
  • Prophet TB Joshua suggests sabotage over deadly building collapse

    Gister Adeola
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua on Sunday linked a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch to a suspicious aircraft but rescue workers ruled out the theory of foul play. Joshua, dubbed “The Prophet” by fanatical followers because of his purported predictions and healing powers, showed footage of the moments leading up to the collapse on his emmanuel.tv network. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said 42 people were killed in Friday’s incident, while 130 escaped or were pulled out alive from the rubble. VANGUARD
  • President Jonathan knows Boko Haram financier in CBN – Wole Soyinka

    Gister Adeola
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The controversy over alleged sponsors of Boko Haram took a twist yesterday when Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka said information about a suspected financier of the terror group within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was passed to President Goodluck Jonathan. Soyinka also said he worked “in the background” with Australian negotiator Stephen Davis during the Niger Delta militancy crisis, and warned against  dismissing his claims on those allegedly sponsoring Boko Haram. The Nobel Laureate spoke on a day a source familiar with Boko Haram revealed that  some of the school girls captured by…
 
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  • Being a Small State Isn’t Easy, But It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Small states or countries with fewer than 1.5 million people have been struggling economically in recent years. An IMF economist offers an explanation and possible solutions.
  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

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

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

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

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    AS Papua New Guinea gears up for the big celebrations tomorrow to mark Independence Day, PNG communities in other parts of the world will also celebrate as well in their own way.As such, the PNG community in the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara will be privileged to have two top PNG singers Robert Oeka and Basil Bliz Greg entertaining them.The two will perform live in Honiara’s Telikom Recreational Field tomorrow to mark the day.They have teamed up with a CHM Studio crew who arrived in Honiara yesterday at the invitation of the PNG High Commissioner Fred Yakasa.Yakasa, a former senior…
  • Chinese Exim Bank lifts freeze on PNG Government's Pacific Marine Project

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The China Export Import (Exim) Bank has lifted the freeze it placed on the government’s multi-million kina Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) at Vidar, Madang.This follows successful talks held by the bank’s chairman and president, Li Ruogu, and a PNG delegation headed by Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru last week.The nod was given for the freeze on the loan to be lifted after Mr Maru had not only requested but given his assurance that all prerequisites had been met by the O’Neill/Dion government.This includes the Government’s counterpart funding of K39 million…
  • PNG loses K2bn in fisheries, experts reveal

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Expert from the fisheries industry have estimated that Papua New Guinea loses up to K2 billion annually because it does not process all the fish caught in its waters.Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Richard Maru has said in this regard to the completion of the government’s multi-million kina Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) project.He said its successful completion will then position the country to stop issuing fishing licences to companies that don’t have onshore processing facilities and in turn, minimise loss in revenue.“The real winners who are reaping all our fisheries…
  • PNG Opposition Leader Belden Namah takes on PNG law on asylum

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    PNG Opposition Leader and Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah’s legal challenge on the constitutionality of the detention of the asylum seekers on Manus Island, will begin with a directions hearing on October 7. Basically, Mr Namah is asking the high court to declare that:The transferees brought to Papua New Guinea and detained on Manus Island through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between PNG and Australian governments, is contrary to the constitutional rights of the transferees (personal liberty) guaranteed by section 42 of the Constitution, and;That section 42(1)(g) of the Constitution…
  • TANGIT DENIES 50% SALE OF PNG POWER

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The PNG Power boss has denied outright, the sale of half of the company by the State.John Tangit told NBC News, yesterday, The National newspaper got it all wrong with a headline report that the State Sells 50-percent of PNG Power.Mr. Tangit said, the State may have plans to privatize half of PNG Power under its privatization plan, but no sale has been conducted as yet.Tangit said the National newspaper got it all wrong with its Headline.He said the Headline contradicts the content of the article itself, and as the result of the misleading report, it triggered employees in Port Moresby to…
 
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  • The Brutal Truth about ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My latest was published today in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Here's the first part. It was inevitable: Our post-Iraq isolationist funk is finally ending. And it’s ending, of all places, right back in Iraq. President Obama, a mere week after saying ISIS is a problem that needs to be “managed,” is now promising to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization that controls a proto-state in huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. He plans a “systematic campaign of air strikes” alongside support for the new Iraqi government and relatively “moderate”…
  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    On the first of this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli both autographed a pipe section at a ceremony near Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Yakutia. By the beginning of 2019, gas will flow through the section—and the rest of the 3,968-kilometer Power of Siberia pipeline—from Russian fields to Chinese consumers. Putin and Zhang called the endeavor, which connects two existing pipeline networks, the world’s largest construction project.  Russia and China are fast building an “energy alliance,” as AFP termed it this month. Last…
  • West's Refusal to Arm Ukraine Invites Guerrilla War

    Alexander J. Motyl
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Russia launches a full-scale invasion and Ukraine is unable to defend itself with its armed forces, the result will be a “people’s war” entailing enormous casualties and millions of refugees. Ukrainians, like the citizens of other countries on Russia’s borders, know that Vladimir Putin is an existential threat to their survival as a people. They also know they have no choice but to respond to continued Russian aggression with mass popular resistance. Such a war—involving a partisan movement with widespread civilian participation—will be extremely costly. Hundreds of thousands…
  • Iraq's Kurdish Firewall

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga forces worked with the Iraqi branch of Hezbollah to oust Islamic State fighters from the town of Amerli, but now they’re told they are no longer welcome. “We fought for three months here, and now we have to fight these bastards,” one of the Kurdish fighters told Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post. “If this continues, we’ll have another war.” I doubt the Kurds will get sucked into a war with Iraq’s Shia population, but it’s possible. What’s more striking about this and other recent developments is that Iraq’s Kurds are frequently fighting outside…
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    Pars Herald

  • Sunday Premier League Round-up – 14th September 2014

    Saeed Maleki
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Saturday saw plenty of goals and talking points as the players resumed battle for the title – and survival – in the Premier League following the International break. Although we are still in the early stages, the league looks to be as competitive, unpredictable and entertaining as it ever has been. So many big names have arrived in England this year, that the Spanish Primera Division, which has arguably become the top league in Europe over the last five seasons, will be left in the wake of the Premier League’s dazzling array of entertaining matches. The first of the weekend saw Arsenal…
  • World Cup’s richest football stars

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The FIFA World Cup 2014 may have kicked off in Brazil, but the real winners may not be the team lifting the trophy but the bank balances of the best performing players. A striking World Cup can lift a football player’s earning potential to stratospheric heights – and a fact many fans do not realise is footballers are among the world’s highest paid expats. Countless numbers relocate from their home countries to play in the world’s richest leagues in England, Spain and Italy. Regardless of the England team’s performance on the pitch in Brazil, England has more players in the top 10…
  • First SEIS Seed Start-Ups Ready To Come To Fruition

    Saeed Maleki
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is just about to reach the stage where the pioneer companies sourcing start-up capital ought to be showing signs of offering significant returns to investors. The first SEIS companies hit the ground running when Chancellor George Osborne announced the ground-breaking scheme in Budget 2012 and fired the starting gun on April 6 in the same year. SEIS projects are due to run for three years, so the first schemes end at the earliest on April 5, 2015. Investors would hope that projects would now be attracting attention from buyers ready to turn their…
  • New Latvia QROPS Are A Surprise Package

    Saeed Maleki
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    The latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) list shows Latvia as a surprise package as two new pensions opened in the Baltic nation. Latvia has had a chequered history as a QROPS nation. The first Latvia QROPS opened in June 2007, was suspended in November 2007 and came back to market at the end of December 2007 A second QROPS was added in October 2008 One QROPS was suspended in September 2010 The other QROPS was suspended in August 2012, leaving the country without a QROPS In January 2013, another QROPS opened Topsy-turvy history The…
  • Buy-to-Let – Property Investment for Beginners

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    As an investment asset class, property is the safest. This comes at a cost however, as the returns are generally modest – at least to begin with. Becoming a property landlord can also be time consuming and can lead to unwanted stress in return for what can seem like very little. There are three considerations to be mindful of when it comes to investing in a property with the express intention of renting it out: 1. Predicted Income Research the area, the average rental price, and assess the demand before choosing the rental price. Once you have done this, you can work out your gross income…
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    Market Oasis

  • No price war

    kevinanchi
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    By Ian Mitchell When news broke that Lidl was launching a fashion range in the UK, some predicted the start of a clothing price war. But data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests that although the Lidl range made headlines, it isn’t a big threat to high street clothes retailers. The first forays into fashion … …read more Read more here: No price war      The post No price war appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Gorkana kicks off the Big Week!

    kevinanchi
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    By AMEC The first event in Measurement Week internationally will be a senior level Roundtable organised in London by the Gorkana Group. …read more Read more here: Gorkana kicks off the Big Week!      The post Gorkana kicks off the Big Week! appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Social Media measurement solved!

    kevinanchi
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    By AMEC The title of this half day free conference organised by PRIME Research UK and the CIPR is confidence personified. …read more Read more here: Social Media measurement solved!      The post Social Media measurement solved! appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Measurement Week – literally – in New York

    kevinanchi
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    By AMEC Cision and Vocus are aiming to take New York City by storm with a week-long series of Measurement Week events in Manhattan! …read more Read more here: Measurement Week – literally – in New York      The post Measurement Week – literally – in New York appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Apple watch verdict

    kevinanchi
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    By Claire Martin On September 9th 2014, Apple announced its move into wearables, with the Apple Watch. So, what’s the verdict? Well, let’s see what data and expert insights we have from across Kantar. According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech July 2014 data, the smartwatch market in Great Britain has a penetration of 1%, … …read more Read more here: Apple watch verdict      The post Apple watch verdict appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • 'Moderate' Syrian rebels sign non-aggression treaty with ISIS

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    "I swear to allah we will eat your hearts out ..."To counter the threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, both Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) have advocated American arms, training and the equipment of war...
  • Obama's 'Coalition of the Wilting': Four regional powers quietly back out

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    "Obama's coalition is effectively dead shortly after conception..."Matt Fox of the right-of-center news portal The Daily Surge has picked-up where the Obama Administration left off by designating a catchy title for the...
  • Mother of beheaded American: ‘Embarrassed and appalled' by Team Obama

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    "Administration officials threatened her family with legal prosecution..."The truism of "everything old is new again" can be as good or as bad as the situation at hand. History appears to be repeating itself when it...
  • Obama rejected at hoity-toity golf courses

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    It's not all that often that the Chief Executive of the United States gets told no. The chances of a president being told no over and over again are arguably astronomical. Yet as reported by NBC New York...
  • Kiddie-sex predator: 'Queer Studies' pioneer professor busted

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    "Due to the plea deal with the government, Williams will serve no more than five years in prison ..."The individual long seen as one of the academic trailblazers of the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle has plead guilty...
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    International Relations Online

  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

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

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

    John Sinden
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Originally published by the UN/DPI NGO Blog: http://undpingo.tumblr.com/post/95938933021/implications-and-impressions-from-the-opening-session In the time prior to the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference, the hallways, conference rooms, aisles, and seats of the United Nations were filled with attendees from highly diverse backgrounds and industries. When introducing myself as a blogger for DPI/NGO and as a representative of American University’s School of International Service Online, my participation and presence was immediately welcomed. This inclusive atmosphere led…
  • The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

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

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

  • 0 to 800, real quick.

    mystique
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Imagine waking up one day and thinking to yourself “I need a get away…..lets go to San Fransisco!”. In an up heave up excitement you call up all your buddies and you go on about your idea, then are all of a sudden brought down by the realization that you have to be back in town by noon tomorrow for work. What now? For us living in Los Angeles, San Fransisco is approximately a 6 hr drive depending on our so beloved traffic, so automatically half the day would be spent on the road. You hang up the phone in utter disappointment and pick up a bag of chips and never give it a…
  • Weird Malaysia Airline Flight disappearance

    Wolverine
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Malaysia Airline flight disappearance? Woah.. Thats weird! Fingerprints and photos of two men who boarded the doomed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet are being sent to U.S. authorities so they can be compared against records of known terrorists and criminals. The cause of the plane’s disappearance has baffled investigators and they have not said that they believed that terrorism was involved, but they are also not ruling anything out. The investigation into the disappearance of the jetliner with 239 passengers and crew has centered so far around the fact that two passengers used…
  • Earthquake

    Wolverine
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Many say that “The Big one is coming soon.” Well lets hope thats not till later on. When an earthquake strikes, the shock waves it generates pulse through the Earth’s crust, traveling as far as 2,500 miles 4,000 kilometers laterally before dissipating. The distance and force with which a shock wave travels depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the earthquake and the composition of the surrounding crust. For example, shock waves may only travel several hundred miles through warm, tectonically active regions of the crust but may travel much farther in…
  • Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday

    Wolverine
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    An asteroid 100 feet wide is set to squeak past the Earth early Wednesday evening, soaring fewer than 218,000 miles from our planet — slightly closer than the orbit of the moon itself. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. The post Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday appeared first on You Can Save the World Right Now.
  • Russian Troops Take Over Ukraines Crimea Region

    Wolverine
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    WHO ARE THE ARMED MEN TAKING UP POSITION IN THE CRIMEA?!? Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Russian President Vladimir Putin sought and quickly got his parliament’s approval to use its military to protect Russia’s interests across Ukraine. But while sometimes-violent pro-Russian protests broke out…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • MSU Researchers Develop Next-Gen Transparent Solar Panels

    Christy Gren
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Translucent Solar Cells Scientists at Michigan State University have created a completely transparent solar concentrator, which like your cellphone’s screen could turn any window or sheet of glass into a photovoltaic solar cell. (See Image) The team is certain that the transparent solar panels could be proficiently utilized in an extensive variety of settings, from “tall buildings with lots of windows or any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.” “When you look at tall buildings, there is a tremendous amount of surface area. They can…
  • China’s Industrial Output Slows to a worrisome 6.9% in August

    Carrie Ann
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Industrial-output increase was below 51, which was the slowest single-month pace outside of the Lunar New Year holiday period of January and February since December 2008. China’s industrial output rose to its weakest pace since the 2008 global financial crisis and fixed-asset investment growth trailed projections, adding to the confirmation that China is slowly losing its drive. Industrial production climbed 6.9 percent from last year in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said today in Beijing, in comparison to 9 percent in July. Retail sales picked up 11.9 percent and…
  • Ford Issues Safety Recall 74,000 for a Stalling Problem

    Anna Domanska
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    The 2005 Ford Escape Model Ford Motor Co. has issued a safety recall for about 74,000 older Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids for problems with a motor electronics coolant pump that may overheat and cause the vehicles to stall. The affected models are Escapes from 2005-8 model years and Mariners from 2006-8, the automakers said in a report posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Administration on Friday. Ford said that the coolant pump could destroy and fizzle, bringing on “a high-temperature condition within the motor electronics system” leading to “a sudden…
  • California Regulators Deem Uber and Lyft’s Ride-Sharing Services Illegal

    Anna Domanska
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    A Lyft car in California Uber Technologies, Lyft and Sidecar in a statement on Friday, announced that they will continue offering their new carpooling service in spite of a California Public Utilities Commission letter that calls them illegal under the state’s licensing laws. Uber, as a matter of fact, issued a contentious proclamation ridiculed the commission for trying to suppress what it called an environmentally friendly transportation alternative that has proven to be successful with customers. “We thought we had seen it all, and then the California PUC decided they would try…
  • Sharp along with Qualcomm aims to mass produce next-gen displays in 2017

    Christy Gren
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The company said it has set 2017 as its target for mass production of the next-generation displays with Qualcomm unit Pixtronix. Sharp Corp has begun innovation of a new display that says will reduce power consumption in smartphones and tablets. The company said it has set 2017 as its target for mass production of the next-generation displays with Qualcomm unit Pixtronix. Sharp and Qualcomm said the new variant of panel, which is called MEMS-IGZO display technology uses very little energy and can operate without blurring the image even in harsher temperatures, down to minus 30 C. It provides…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • San Miguel Corporation to Bid for World’s 6th Biggest Cookie Maker – United Bisuits

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

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

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

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) recently awarded Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas to outstanding Filipino writers who have contributed significantly to the development of Philippine literature in any language.
  • Philippine Airlines to Double Flights to Canada

    Raffy Pekson II
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Philippine Airlines is eyeing to double its frequency of flights to Canada very soon, after the successful conclusion of talks between both countries on air flights. At present, PAL flies seven times a week to Vancouver and three times a week to Toronto with a stopover in Vancouver.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • Bug in Joomla! Extension VirtueMart allows hacker to gain Super Admin access

    Sabari Selvan
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Security researchers at Sucuri found a critical security vulnerability in  VirtueMart, a popular e-commerce extension for the Joomla which has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times. The vulnerability allows a malicious user to easily gain super admin privilege. With the Super Admin access, the hacker has full control of the website.Sucuri removed the technical details about the bug after receiving a request from the developer of VirtueMart. "VirtueMart uses Joomla’s JUser class “bind” and “save” methods to handle user accounts information. That’s not a problem in it of…
  • About 5 million Gmail IDs and passwords leaked

    Sabari Selvan
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Around 5 million Gmail user names and related passwords have been leaked in Russian Bitcoin security forum.Is Google got hacked?No, the leak was not the result of a security breach of Google systems.  The dump is said to have been obtained from other websites.So, if you have used the same password used anywhere else, your gmail account could be compromised. Google's response"We found that less than 2% of the username and password combinations might have worked, and our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts. We’ve protected the affected…
  • Malicious Ad Network "Kyle and Stan" serves Windows and Mac Malware

    Sabari Selvan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Cyber Criminals have been placing malicious ads on a number of popular websites including YouTube, Yahoo that serves malicious software.  The campaign also targets Mac users. The malicious network, uncovered by Cisco Researchers comprise of over 700 domains.  They observed nearly 10,000 connections to the malicious domains.The operation has been dubbed "Kyle and Stan" because most of the domains used in this campaign for distributing malicious software contain "kyle" and "stan" strings in the sub-domain name.The users website who visit the websites containing malicious ad will be…
  • A Test server of HealthCare.gov infected with malware

    Sabari Selvan
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Hackers managed to breach a server which is part of HealthCare.gov and managed to upload a malicious software. The server in question is a test server that was not meant to be connected to the Internet, it reportedly doesn't contain consumer personal information.  The incident was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal.  The attackers broke into the server in july but the security breach was only detected on August 25 during routine review of security logs.Department of Health and Human Services said the website was not specifically targeted.  The malware used in this…
  • Security breach at Bartell Hotels affects over 40,000 individuals

    Sabari Selvan
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Bartell Hotels announced that it had detected potential unauthorized access by a third-party attacker to its customer's financial data. The payment card processing systems used at five Bartell Hotels were compromised.The five impacted hotels are Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, The Dana on Mission Bay, Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, Pacific Terrace Hotel and the Days Hotel–Hotel CircleThe official statement says the security breach occurred between February 16,2014 and May 13,2014.  The breach involves theft of certain credit card data including names of…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Bashir reveals Anthony Joshua & Dillan Whyte rivarly at Klitschko Training Camp

    ingram jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
          James Ali Bashir (Assistant Trainer to World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko) returns to BaylorIC TV with the latest news & views in and around the training camp as  Klitschko prepared to face Kubrat Pulev with the help of rising British heavyweights Dillan Whyte and Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Joshua as sparring partners and as Bashir reveals exclusively to BaylorIC TV, tensions were running high. Bashir also shares his experience and knowledge of over 40 years in this in-depth interview about the other heavyweight contenders, a potential comeback for…
  • Floyd Mayweather remains unbeaten on route to wide points victory over Marcos Maidana in rematch.

    ingram jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
        “Floyd Mayweather remains unbeaten on route to wide points victory over Marcos Maidana in rematch, now can we all start to give this man some credit for being a master at his work? I am talking Floyd Mayweather the boxer, what he does inside the ring. Not his personal life and certainly not his personal opinions, just what he does inside the ring, I have the upmost respect for this professor of the noble, sweet art of boxing!”- Ingram Jones BaylorIC TVFiled under: America, BaylorIC Boxing, BaylorIC Worldwide, Boxing, Boxnation, Breaking News, Floyd Mayweather, ingram…
  • From Ghetto Hackney to Trendy Dalston!!!!

    ingram jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
      A video in which I share my thoughts on the changing face of Hackney and wonder whether this is not just happening in my own community but across London? Hackney was once considered a “Ghetto” but now its considered “Trendy” House prices are rocketing and forcing “Locals” to move out. The community spirit is changing.. and with it so are the attitudes.. Would love to hear your thoughts on this emotional video. 2 years in Grenada from 2012-2014 and coming back has seen major changes in London.Filed under: BaylorIC Worldwide, grenada, ingram jones,…
  • DAVID HAYE RUMOURED TO BECOME AN AL HAYMON FIGHTER??

    ingram jones
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
      Former WBA Heavyweight World Champion David Haye has reportedly split from long time trainer Adam Booth and has his eyes set on a new partnership with American Al Haymon.Filed under: Heavyweight Boxing News, ingram jones, London News, Sport Tagged: Al Haymon, Al Haymon Fighters, BaylorIC TV, boxing news, David Haye, David haye 2014, David Haye Adam Booth, David Haye Al Haymon, David Haye Comeback, David Haye Golden Boy, David Haye Interview, David Haye USA, Haye-Booth Split, Sports News, USA Boxing
  • DAVID HAYE SPLITS FROM LONG TIME TRAINER ADAM BOOTH!!

    ingram jones
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
      Former WBA Heavyweight Champion of the world and Cruiserweight King David Haye has reportedly split from long time trainer Adam Booth.Filed under: BaylorIC Boxing Tagged: Adam Booth Trainer, boxing news, Breaking News, British Boxing, British Heavyweight Boxing, Combat, David Haye, David haye 2014, David Haye Adam Booth, David Haye Al Haymon, David Haye America, David Haye BaylorIC, David Haye Boxer, David Haye Boxing Scene, David Haye Comeback, David Haye Latest, David Haye News, David Haye Next Fight, David Haye Splits from Adam Booth, Fight News, Hayemaker, Hayemaker News, NEWS,…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Russia’s New ‘Energy Alliance’ with China

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    On the first of this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli both autographed a pipe section at a ceremony near Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Yakutia. By the beginning of 2019, gas will flow through the section—and the rest of the 3,968-kilometer Power of Siberia pipeline—from Russian fields to Chinese consumers. Putin and Zhang called the endeavor, which connects two existing pipeline networks, the world’s largest construction project.  Russia and China are fast building an “energy alliance,” as AFP termed it this month. Last…
  • North Korea Parades Three American Prisoners

    Gordon G. Chang
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    In a surprise move on Monday, North Korea permitted CNN to conduct three five-minute interviews with Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, the three Americans Pyongyang is holding for various reasons. In their comments, each of the captives urged Washington to do more to obtain their freedom. It is virtually certain that the Kim regime arranged the interviews to obtain something from the US. It would seem, therefore, that something is up between Pyongyang and Washington. As if reading from a script, each of the civilian detainees urged Washington to send a high-profile…
  • The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    On August 19th, a Chinese J-11 fighter intercepted a US Navy P-8 reconnaissance plane in international airspace, 137 miles southeast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Three times, China’s jet crossed directly under the slow-moving P-8, once coming perhaps as close as 50 feet. The J-11 also passed in front of the American craft “with its belly toward the P-8 to show its weapons loadout,” according to Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool. “In doing so, the pilot was unable to see the P-8, further increasing the potential for a collision.” Next, the Chinese pilot flew…
  • China Policy as Cliché

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

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

  • The Brutal Truth about ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My latest was published today in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Here's the first part. It was inevitable: Our post-Iraq isolationist funk is finally ending. And it’s ending, of all places, right back in Iraq. President Obama, a mere week after saying ISIS is a problem that needs to be “managed,” is now promising to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization that controls a proto-state in huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. He plans a “systematic campaign of air strikes” alongside support for the new Iraqi government and relatively “moderate”…
  • Iraq's Kurdish Firewall

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga forces worked with the Iraqi branch of Hezbollah to oust Islamic State fighters from the town of Amerli, but now they’re told they are no longer welcome. “We fought for three months here, and now we have to fight these bastards,” one of the Kurdish fighters told Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post. “If this continues, we’ll have another war.” I doubt the Kurds will get sucked into a war with Iraq’s Shia population, but it’s possible. What’s more striking about this and other recent developments is that Iraq’s Kurds are frequently fighting outside…
  • The Fate of Steven Sotloff

    Michael J. Totten
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Earlier today Gretchen Carlson at Fox News interviewed me about Steven Sotloff and the risks foreign correspondents take when working in war zones. You can watch the clip online if you're interested. OG Image: Middle East
  • Journalist Steven Sotloff Executed

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Islamic State just executed my colleague Steven Sotloff on camera. He and I corresponded by email and planned to meet in Libya last year, though it didn’t work out. He had to leave and I had to cancel my trip and re-route myself to Lebanon, so we never actually met. But I did introduce him to the publisher of this magazine and he wrote a few articles for us before he was kidnapped in Syria. I sort of knew him, though not in the flesh, so I can’t tell you much about him personally, but I can tell you this: he was a hell of a lot braver than I am. I have not for even a second considered…
  • The Nusra Front's Impossible Demand

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Considering the events of the last couple of weeks, you could be forgiven if you forgot that the Islamic State isn’t the only terrorist group fighting in Syria. There’s also the Nusra Front. They recently kidnapped peacekeepers from Fiji monitoring the ceasefire on the Israeli-Syrian border. (They also surrounded Filipino peacekeepers who managed to escape.) The Associated Press reports that they won’t release the hostages unless the United Nations takes them off its list of terrorist organizations. I’d say someone should tell these guys that if they don’t want to be called…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

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

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

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

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

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

  • West's Refusal to Arm Ukraine Invites Guerrilla War

    Alexander J. Motyl
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    If Russia launches a full-scale invasion and Ukraine is unable to defend itself with its armed forces, the result will be a “people’s war” entailing enormous casualties and millions of refugees. Ukrainians, like the citizens of other countries on Russia’s borders, know that Vladimir Putin is an existential threat to their survival as a people. They also know they have no choice but to respond to continued Russian aggression with mass popular resistance. Such a war—involving a partisan movement with widespread civilian participation—will be extremely costly. Hundreds of thousands…
  • Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties

    Alexander J. Motyl
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    So now the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers is 722. The number of wounded is 2,625. The Ukrainian army keeps on making slow but steady advances; the pro-Russian terrorists appear to have suffered heavy losses; Russian regular forces are openly engaged in the fighting; Russia’s “humanitarian convoy” apparently looted some Ukrainian armaments factories on its way back home; and, on August 25th, Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine just north of the Sea of Azov. All is definitely not quiet on the eastern front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kyiv on August 23rd, where she expressed…
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

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

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

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

  • Could We Already Be facing A New Bubble

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    While most of Southern Europe has struggled to find its feet after the 2008 crash, countries on the periphery have watched house prices shoot up as their populations expand, triggering fears that European property prices may have lost touch with reality
  • Chinese Property Prices Are Falling

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Most of us can remember back ten years to when every magazine in the newsagents carried banner headlines about China’s blistering 30-plus percent economic growth, or advising their readers to learn Mandarin (still good advice).
  • Heritage or Economic Health A Tough Choice for France

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    The French government is desperate to sell off state-owned assets from across the globe and at home, to raise funds and keep the national debt under control.
  • Sicilian Properties For Sale For €1

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    A village in Sicily that has watched as young people leave for big cities, never to return, has come up with a solution that might transform rural Italy.
  • House Price Growth In Australias Capital Cities Tops Out

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    The growth in residential property prices in Australia’s regional capitals is topping out, with rises of just 1.7% in the second quarter of 2014.
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Stop Procrastinating and Find a Reason to be Rich – Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    I believe each one of us has a financial genius in him/her that is asleep and just waiting to be awakened. It lies asleep because our culture has educated us into believing the wrong things about money. We’re taught to be employees and work for money rather than to be entrepreneurs and investors and have money work for us. We’re taught to not worry about our financial future because our company or the government will do that for us. I also believe the best revenge against liberals and corporate bosses idiots is “obscene wealth”. The message about money we’re taught from a…
  • Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint to discuss who may be funneling money between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Assad and what President Obama needs to do By Ziad K Abdelnour The post Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • “Stop Thinking and Start Doing” (Monetizing your knowledge) – Ziad Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    It is amazing the number of people  I meet on a daily basis who have all kinds of knowledge stored in their brains but still have not figured out yet how to convert all this knowledge into money. Can this be achieved? … Well, here are my personal thoughts. 1. Knowledge does not convert into money. Knowledge is the multiplier for work. Work converts into money. It is only challenging to say the least to convert knowledge into money if one is not willing to put any work to support their knowledge with. So for all the day dreamers out there, it all starts with “smart work”. 2.
  • A Period of Temporary Economic Decline Which Started in 2007 is ongoing…

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    This nation was founded on the principle of wealth creation. As a young Henry Clay said in the House of Representatives in 1812, “It [wealth creation] is a passion as unconquerable as any with which nature has endowed us. You may attempt to regulate—you cannot destroy it.” That is supposed to be the federal government’s primary objective. It is supposed to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth—not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose…
  • Ziad K Abdelnour’s Book:”An unjust piece of legislation…”

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Ziad K Abdelnour serves on the board of TMax Capital, an investment management and specialty finance group that focuses on commodities secularization, proprietary structured products based on debt and assets, private equity placements, asset management, and other financial ventures that create synergistic value for its partners and portfolio companies He is also member of the advisory board of DPG Investments, a recognized premier multistrategy global merchant banking, alternative investment, management, and advisory firm; and FlatWorld Capital, a global private equity investment firm led by…
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    BBC News - Home

  • Vietnam drug addicts escape rehab

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    At least 400 drug addicts have escaped a rehabilitation centre in northern Vietnam where they were receiving compulsory treatment.
  • Devolution powers are 'lop-sided'

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    A former Welsh Secretary says the current devolution settlement is unfair and should change.
  • Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State militants.
  • Phones 4U shops closing for business

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk, as network provider EE joins Vodafone in not renewing its contract.
  • Health fears after Kashmir floods

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir prepare for an outbreak of water-borne diseases after the region was hit by its worst flooding in decades.
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • A Woman Saved Her Husband From Falling Off A Cliff While They Renewed Their Vows

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    ... The post A Woman Saved Her Husband From Falling Off A Cliff While They Renewed Their Vows appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Woman takes out ad in newspaper to congratulate her husband on getting another woman pregnant A Tiger Snatched A Woman Off A Boat While Her Husband Watched Helplessly Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge
  • The Jets Called A Timeout Causing A Game Tying Touchdown To Not Count

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    ... The post The Jets Called A Timeout Causing A Game Tying Touchdown To Not Count appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Utah State’s Touchdown Celebrations Could Use Some Work [Video] Geno Smith is no diva in his first day with the Jets Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has his 8th game with at least 5 TD passes, tying Drew Brees for most in NFL history
  • Ohio State Tight End Jeff Heuerman Hung Out With A Porn Star After The Buckeyes Game

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    ... The post Ohio State Tight End Jeff Heuerman Hung Out With A Porn Star After The Buckeyes Game appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier to declare for NFL draft. Quarterback Braxton Miller and tight end Jeff Heuerman will both be returning for their senior seasons Urban Meyer is 24-0 as Ohio State head coach, but Michigan State is 1st AP Top-10 opponent the Buckeyes will face under Meyer Ohio State Trombone Guy Was Really Enthused About Buckeyes’ Comeback
  • Jonathan Papelbon Was Ejected For Grabbing His Crotch In Front Of Fans

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    ... The post Jonathan Papelbon Was Ejected For Grabbing His Crotch In Front Of Fans appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool David Ortiz played with his son before the game and got hit in the crotch
  • A Guy Shaved His Beard And His Kid Freaked Out

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    ... The post A Guy Shaved His Beard And His Kid Freaked Out appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool NCAA bans hashtags
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    1Push Naija

  • Algeria’s al-Qaeda defectors join IS group

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    A new armed group calling itself the ‘Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria’ has split from al-Qaeda’s North African branch and sworn loyalty to the Islamic State group, fighting in Syria and Iraq. In a communique released on Sunday, a regional commander of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said he …Read More Source:: THE […] The post Algeria’s al-Qaeda defectors join IS group appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • The MLS Wrap: Union keep thriving as Curtin awaits his fate

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    The Philadelphia Union keep thriving under interim head coach Jim Curtin, but his fate could come down to Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup final. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post The MLS Wrap: Union keep thriving as Curtin awaits his fate appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Juventus-Malmo Preview: Can Allegri succeed where Conte failed?

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    The Bianconeri have won Serie A for the last three seasons but struggled to replicate their form on the European stage …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Juventus-Malmo Preview: Can Allegri succeed where Conte failed? appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Benitez left baffled after Napoli defeat to Chievo

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    The coach was unable to explain how his side were defeated 1-0 at home on Sunday and refused to discuss whether the Scudetto was still a possibility …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Benitez left baffled after Napoli defeat to Chievo appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Galatasaray-Anderlecht Preview: Prandelli seeks Champions League refuge

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    The Italian has not got off to the best of starts in Turkey and will hope to kick-start the season in European competition …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Galatasaray-Anderlecht Preview: Prandelli seeks Champions League refuge appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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    Islami World

  • UK government has approved new Shariah-compliant loans for Muslim students

    Owais ghori
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    LONDON – to increase the number of Muslim students in British Universities, the United Kingdom government has approved new Shari’ah –complaint loans for Muslim students, to help students overcome the latest rise in education fees.   Students taking part in the Takaful model “ would not be borrowing money and paying it back with interest to a 3rd party, which would not be compliant with this Sharia law,” according to the United Kingdom government response in a report published on the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Al Arabia reported on Wednesday.  …
  • Muslims Living in Escalating Fear After 9/11

    mahvish
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    CAIRO – 13 years after the tragic 9/11 attacks, United State Muslims are still living in exceeded fear of hate-motivated violence and racist attacks, which have been increasing regularly over years.   “Thirteen years after the painful events of 9/11, we saw continuously high numbers of hate violence incidents and rapidly increase in xenophobic political rhetoric aimed at our communities, portraying them as un-welcome and disloyal,” Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), was quoted by International Business Times.   “An…
  • United State Closing Muslim’s Bank Accounts

    mahvish
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    CAIRO –  The Muslims are lived in United State have been receiving letters from their banks from Washington to Florida, and also notifying them that their bank accounts will be closed soon.   Now US Banks appear to be closing the accounts of people who have connections to Syria and Kuwait. Last year, students of Iran studying at the University of the Minnesota had their accounts closed.   Sofian Zakout who was Florida businessman had opened his new accounts at Chase Bank when he receiving a letter stating that both his business and personal accounts were being closed.  …
  • Syria Rebels Name Slain leader’s Replacement

    Farhat Naz
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Ahrar al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, appoints Abu Jaber as its new leadership after top commander Hasan Abboud is killed in Idlib bomb blast.   Hassan abboud was among up to forty five people killed in an underground bunker near an ammunition dump outside the Ram Hamdan. The new leader of Ahrar al-Sham is Hashim al-Shiekh, while his deputy is Abu Saleh Tahan, the group announced on Wednesday.   It promised to keep fighting against the Islamic group also know as ISIS and the government of Syria, according to the Reuters news agency.   Ahrar and other opposition groups fighting…
  • Chinese Muslims Starting To Go For Hajj Pilgrimage

    Owais ghori
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    For annual pilgrimage, a charter flight with 297 Chinese Muslims on Friday morning left Yinchuan. While this first group of Chinese Muslims among than 14,000 Chinese Pilgrims who will go to Mecca for Hajj on a government organized trip in 2014.   A total of 2,833 people are scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia via 9 air China charter flights from 5th September to 9th September, and return to Ningxa on 15th October, said Jin Pu, of the  Ningxa Regional Administration of Religious Affairs.   The Hajj pilgrimage is a Muslims religious tradition that specifies that all able-bodies Muslims…
 
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  • Global K-Pop Community Reels After Ladies’ Code Member RiSe Passes Away

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

    Andrew Peng
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    (We are receiving conflicting information on the conditions of Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung, and will update accordingly.) Ladies’ Code member and group sub-vocalist Go Eun-Bi has passed away after an early morning car accident in South Korea, local police confirmed today. The driver was also killed in the crash, and two other group […]
  • K-Pop One Merges With Partner Site K-Pop World, Ushering in Fresh Progress

    Andrew Peng
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    K-Pop One officially merged with longtime partner site K-Pop World today as part of ongoing network expansion efforts, transferring all staff and resources and bringing in fresh energy into the news site. After month-long discussions between senior staff at both sites, the merger decision was made based on the determination that the parties had the same goals […]
  • PlayStation Network Suffers Wide DDoS Attack; Hackers Claim Responsibility

    Andrew Peng
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Update 2: FBI Investigating After Bomb Threat Incident Update published 24 August 2014 at 6:10 p.m. ET: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has formally launched an investigation after American Airlines Flight 362 carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted amid bomb threats by a hacker group on Twitter. The group had claimed responsibility earlier for […]
  • Kim Hyun Joong Charged Over Repeated Instances of Alleged Assault and Battery

    Alexis Ballesteros
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Petra Virenius, Andrew Peng, Eric Tang, and Catherine Huynh contributed to this report. Update 3: Police to Summon Joong for Questioning Next Week 27 August 2014 at 2:30 pm EST: The Seoul Songpa Police Office will summon singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong for questioning and testimony after his former girlfriend, identified as “A”, pressed charges of alleged […]
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  • Beyoncé and Jay Z: ‘Bang Bang, Part One’ (Short Film)

    Diamond Jay
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Power couple, Beyonce and Jay Z star as two outlaws in the short film Bang Bang – Part One! “Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z” the video is captioned. Filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch shot three short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s alter egos, who appeared in their On the Run tour. Look out for the two other films soon! “In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained…
  • PHOTO: Chris Brown Shaves Facial Hair And Looks Totally Amazing

    Diamond Jay
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Chris Brown proves he still looks amazing beneath all the facial hair he’s been carrying since he was released from jail. The entertainer stepped out looking flawless and even much younger; like we always remember him to be. Lovely right? The post PHOTO: Chris Brown Shaves Facial Hair And Looks Totally Amazing appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • PHOTOS: Demi Lovato Puts Her Amazing Bikini Body on Display in Miami

    Diamond Jay
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Demi Lovato shows off her fabulous bikini body on Sunday (September 14) as she relaxes by the pool at her hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The 22-year-old entertainer is currently having her latest world tour, which hit the American Airlines Arena that evening. “Listening to @nickjonas’ unreleased stuff. GOD it’s SO GOOD. So unexpected and just awesome. You guys really aren’t ready!!!” Demi tweeted to her followers that same day. Aw! We can’t wait to hear all of Nick Jonas’ new album. The post PHOTOS: Demi Lovato Puts Her Amazing Bikini Body on Display in Miami appeared first on…
  • PHOTO: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Chosen As Miss America 2015

    Diamond Jay
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America – and Miss New York – Nina Davuluri. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. She named combating sexual assault in the military as the issue about which…
  • Keshi May Sign Contract Before Sudan Clash – NFF

    Diamond Jay
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    In an effort to ensure that the Super Eagles come out victorious in their next two matches in the on-going 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that it is making arrangements for Coach Stephen Keshi to sign his contract before the tie coming up in October. NFF general secretary Musa Amadu who confirmed this in Abuja also rubbished insinuations in certain quarters that the coach may not be given a new contract due to the team’s poor outing against Congo and South Africa. Amadu said; “I cannot see how the coach’s contract will…
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  • Ray Rice slugs girlfriend [VIDEO]

    Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Disturbing video of what appears to be Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator has been obtained by TMZ. Hours later, the Ravens tweeted they had terminated Rice’s contract. The video is the first look into what happened in the elevator. Previously, only video of Rice carrying his fiance’s limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. had been released. But the video from TMZ shows Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator and Rice viciously punch her. She goes down to the floor and is out. According to TMZ, Palmer hit a handrail in the…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Clinton fired from NBC over ‘laziness’

    Mindy Astoria
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    We broke the story first.  Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child, but our sources tells us the heads of the network were tired of her downright ‘laziness’. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been working at the network since 2011, doing feature stories on people or organizations once a year, while being paid a 600,000 salary. “I loved watching the “Making a Difference” stories about…
  • NANNY STATE: Incredible census data reveal over 1/3 of Americans receive welfare

    Jessica Kanter
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Fifty years after the “war on poverty” was first waged, there are signs a new offensive is needed. Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind. The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. At the end of 2012, according to the…
  • ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops as world watches

    Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday. The killing of government troops, combined with photos of dusty, terrified conscripts under militant guard in the desert, underscored how the extremist group uses violence — and images of violence — to instil fear in its opponents as it seeks to expand the proto-state it has carved out in Syria and…
  • Top US Military official: ‘We will attack if Islamic group threatens us’

    Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq (ISIS) have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria. But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that right now, he still believes ISIS is still more a regional threat and is not plotting or planning attacks against either the U.S. or Europe. Speaking on a military plane en route to Afghanistan, Dempsey provided more detail into his thinking about the Islamic militants who have stormed across Iraq, operating out of…
 
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  • Sensual Islamic Fashion Stirs up Controversy in Indonesia

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    By Ahmad Pathoni The sensual Islamic fashion outfit called “jilboobs” has brought condemnation from religious scholars and a subsequent backlash from more liberal sectors of society in Indonesia An attempt by religious authorities to bar the practice of wearing headscarves with tight clothing has sparked a controversy in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. More [...] The post Sensual Islamic Fashion Stirs up Controversy in Indonesia appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Gold and Diamond Apple iPhone 6

    Damia Abdullah
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Here we go again, another iPhone launch followed by a slew of luxury golden versions aimed at Arab consumers. Gold & Co London has given the iPhone 6 the Midas touch and claims to have already sold over 100 units before they hit the market. “People have gone crazy. We’ve been receiving desperate calls from [...] The post Gold and Diamond Apple iPhone 6 appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • The Prophet receives high praise at Toronto Film Festival

    Damia Abdullah
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
      Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim, with the audience also clapping along to the songs. The world premiere screening on Saturday was attended by the film’s cast and crew, including its producer Salma Hayek, who also voices one of the characters, the actress Quvenzhané Wallis and [...] The post The Prophet receives high praise at Toronto Film Festival appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Global Islamic Economy is Growing Fast

    Damia Abdullah
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    The global Islamic economy is growing faster now than at any time previously, attracting increasing investment from around the world, according to the chief executive of a company operating in the sector. Nader Sabri, chief executive of Muslim lifestyle products manufacturer TIMEZ5, told Asharq Al-Awsat the sector—which includes segments such as Islamic finance and halal [...] The post Global Islamic Economy is Growing Fast appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Islamic Fashion Festival 2014 in Indonesia

    Damia Abdullah
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    For the first time, the Islamic Fashion Festival held in Padang, Indonesia making it the 17th destination for the world class fashion show after it was held in other fashion capitals such as Abu Dhabi, Manila, Monte Carlo, New York, London and Paris. Various Muslimah Fashion styles and creativity was showcased here. These islamic fashion [...] The post Islamic Fashion Festival 2014 in Indonesia appeared first on Amilin Post.
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  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

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

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

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

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

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos   ‘…photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed the photos were hers and called the situation a “flagrant violation of privacy,” the Telegraph … Continue reading » The post Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking…
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  • T.B. Joshua releases video of alleged aircraft that caused SCOAN collapsed building

    Sylvia
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) releases video from a secret CCTV camera that shows an aircraft hovering around the collapsed building, right before it fell to pieces. T.B. Joshua claims the aircraft was responsible for the disintegration of the building and alleges that it was an attempt on his life. The SCOAN leader further […]
  • Australian government joins the US and Britain to fight against ISIS

    Coteam
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott indicated in the course of a press conference in Darwin that Australia will be sending 400 air personnels and 200 military personnels to the Middle East, as part of an international offer to battle the Islamic State fighters. The government decision came after White House solicited that Australia join the […]
  • SCOAN collapsed building update: 39 dead, 130 injured, T.B Joshua was the target

    Princeton
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has established that 39 people died and 130 sustained severe and minor injuries (while most of the victims have trauma) in the collapsed Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) building last Friday, September 2, 2014. The Leader and founder of the ministry organization SCOAN, T.B Joshua claims that the […]
  • David Haines, a British captive beheaded by Islamic State terrorists

    Coteam
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Islamic State militants released another video clip Saturday, similar to the recently released video of the beheading of United States journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley. The recent IS released video show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, 44 — His murder comes after the murder of American journalists, Jim Foley and Steven […]
  • Nigerian Army Forces killed over 200 Boko Haram insurgents in Konduga

    Coteam
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Nigerian Army Forces has killed hundreds of Boko Haram fighters during clashes in the northeastern of the country, and recapturing seized towns, including Bama. The Nigerian military was said to have killed over 200 insurgents, and recovered six vehicles that the terrorist groups uses for their operations. The insurgents were reportedly ambushed by the military […]
 
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  • Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL

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

    Michael Vasiliou
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night, President Obama delivered remarks on how he plans to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Obama has taken slow steps towards addressing the developing crisis, while announcing last... The post Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?”

    Michael Vasiliou
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid, the Republican governor and businessman appeared to drop off the map. He became a recluse, and rarely made public appearances. A sighting of him... The post Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?” appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick

    Jack O'Brien
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
      A hypochondriac and unsettlingly impatiently Irish by nature, these past few weeks have hardly been pleasant for me. My appetite’s been gone for awhile now, my mood is insipid. My planet is suffering... The post ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • A Tale of Two Lawsuits: Education, Healthcare, and Frivolity

    Ezer Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    On Monday, Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and perennial wannabe contender for the Republican presidential nomination, decided to sue the federal government over its use of the Race to the Top grant program to... The post A Tale of Two Lawsuits: Education, Healthcare, and Frivolity appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • ‘All bases covered’ in coalition bid to crush IS

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Washington:  “All bases are covered” in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. The US Secretary of State told CBS’s Face the Nation that there were allies willing to join the United States in air strikes on IS, which has overrun large swaths of northern Iraq and Syria in a brutal and lightning campaign that has seen beheadings and forced religious conversions. “Some” had offered to put troops on the ground to defeat IS, Kerry said in the interview…
  • Reeva’s brother believes Pistorius `got away with murder`

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    14 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    London: Reeva Steenkamp’s brother Adam Steenkamp believes that Oscar Pistorius effectively got away with murder, after the Paralympic runner shot his sister dead last year and was found guilty of culpable homicide. The judge had ruled that Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter in the UK, after he fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva on Valentine’s Day in 2013. A sentence of life in prison is now off the table, but the former Olympic and Paralympic athlete could still face up to 15 years behind bars, The Independent reported. However,…
  • Pistorius unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>AGENCIES</b></a></span>
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    London: A promoter of the Diamond League has revealed that Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be welcome at the tournament’s future events. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after a judge ruled that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake. He faces up to 15 years in jail, although the judge could suspend the sentence or only impose a fine, allowing him to compete again. Brussels Diamond League chief Wilfried Meert said that he would not invite Pistorius to the event, The BBC reported. Meert believes that other Diamond League promoters would share his…
  • It’s raining funds for jihadists now

    FPJ Bureau
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Washington : Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts, reports AP. The extremist group’s resources exceed that “of any other terrorist group in history,” said a US intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American…
  • Rivals bid for votes in ‘knife-edge’ referendum

    FPJ Bureau
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Glasgow : Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes today ahead of a historic referendum, as a religious leader prayed for harmony after polls showed Scots were almost evenly split, reports AFP.  The Church of Scotland’s moderator John Chalmers called for Scots to “live in harmony with one another” whatever the result and hailed the feverish run-up to Thursday’s vote as “a wonderful democratic concerto”. “All of those who will vote ‘Yes’ and all of those who will vote ‘No’ need to remember that we…
 
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  • Top 10 Coldest Countries in the World

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    We all like to snuggle up beside the fireplace during the cold winter, but the climates of these top ten coldest countries in the world are unbearable. Even when the sun is out, it is dull and keeps the citizens freezing through the years!   10. Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia, strategically located between China and Russia. The average temperature in Mongolia is less than 0 degrees Celsius during the winter season and a little above freezing point from April to October. The first two months of the years are particularly cold and the temperature can go as low as…
  • Top 10 Worst Inventions Ever

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are all your friends laughing behind your back about your “ridiculous” invention or idea? Is your business idea so off the wall that your own friends and family won’t brag about it to their friends? Don’t get discouraged; you’re not alone. Here are 10 ridiculous products that made it to market and made money.   10. Doggles If a dog really needed goggles to peep out of the window or car, wouldn’t just about every dog in the world would be unable to see by now? What’s next, dog wigs? Actually, that was also invented some time ago. Unnecessary inventions if you ask…
  • Top 10 Animals That Are Cannibalistic

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    A cannibal can be defined as an animal that feeds on flesh of its own species. It can also be a person who feeds on the flesh of other human beings. This top ten list will focus on the former (the animals) and take a look at the ten well-known and observed cannibals in the animal kingdom. Scroll down to read the list:   10. Rabbits Rabbits are the sweet and cute animals with larger than life ears. These have one more characteristic of baby making in a bunch. Unfortunately, these land animals are good cannibals as well. Rabbits don’t think much and for any reason they turn their kid…
  • Top 10 Stupidest Criminals

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    A criminal can be defined as a person who has committed a crime. Synonyms used to describe them are lawbreakers, culprits, bandits, and miscreants. Crimes bring out the worst from those who choose the wrong path. We could also add that these are also the times that they are caught at their dumbest. Here is our list of Top 10 Dumbest Felons.   10. The Great Hefty-Bag Caper This is not a take from a TV blooper show. A man once went inside a drug store and announced his intention of robbing the place at gunpoint. He then pulled out his hefty-bag which he used as his face mask only to find…
  • Top 10 Female Leaders in Information Technology

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Times have changed. Women are increasingly finding top jobs in fortune 500 companies. Many of them are changing the IT world and influencing our future. This article is dedicated to 10 of them that pave the way.   10. Patti S. Hart, International Game Technology Hart has been the CEO of IGT since 2009. She has over 20 years of experience in both telecommunication services and consumer broadband industries. She previously served as CEO of DirectTV Broadband Inc. between 1999 and 2001.   9. Patricia A. House She co-founded and is the vice-chairman and senior VP of C3. C3 is a large…
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  • Inundaciones en Toledo Rural obliga evacuaciones.

    Patrick Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Blue Creek, Toledo Domingo,  September 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Informando Inundaciones el Viernes por la noche en aéreas rurales de Toledo obligaron la evacuación de más de dos docenas de familias antes del amanecer del Sábado. Un fuerte aguacero que comenzó el Viernes por la noche y continuo hasta la madrugada del Sábado causo que el rio de la aldea de Blue Creek inundara sus riveras e inundara múltiples hogares. Blue Creek, Toledo Informes de residentes indican que la inundación comenzó después de la una de la madrugada y alcanzo su punto más alto a eso de las 3.30 a.m.
  • Man decapitated in rural Cayo district

    Patrick Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Duck Run, Cayo Sunday, September 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A Guatemalan national was chopped to death early this morning in the Cayo district. The victim has been identified as 24 year old Pedro Ariel Diaz Guien. Police say they visited an area in the village of Duck Run 3 around 4:45 am today where they found Guien’s body with the head almost decapitated. Police reports say that their initial investigations revealed that Guien was involved in “an altercation with some Guatemalans and in his attempt to escape was killed.” Police investigation of this homicide is ongoing.
  • Se pronostican mas lluvias.

    Patrick Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Caribbean Weather Satellite Domingo, 14 de Septiembre, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Informando:  La semana ha comenzado con bastante lluvia, a medida que condiciones húmedas e inestables persisten sobre nuestra área. El pronóstico general para Belice y sus aguas costeras es para cielos nublados con periodos soleados hoy. Esta noche estará mayormente nublado. Chubascos por la mañana y tronadas se desplegaran a la mayoría de aéreas durante el curso del día. Vientos sobre el mar abierto y a lo largo de la costa soplaran del Este de diez a 20 nudos, con ráfagas. El mar estará moderado…
  • San Pedro man murdered; police investigation underway

    Patrick Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    San Pedro town Sunday, September 14, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in San Pedro town, on Ambergris Caye, have commenced investigation of a homicide in the municipality on Saturday night. The victim has been identified as 21 year old Moses Coc. Reports from San Pedro say that Coc and another man were walking on Swan Street around 11 pm on Saturday, when they were accosted by a man of dark complexion. Information reported by the San Pedro Sun Newspaper says that the assailant “beat Coc with a piece of wood.” Police confirmed the attack in a brief bulletin released by the press…
  • 17 honored at Tribute to Belizean Patriots

    Patrick Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Alfredo Martinez Sunday, September 14, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:   The annual Tribute to Belizean Patriots has dual functions: it introduces Belizeans to the life’s work of some who quietly serve their country and people from day to day with no expectation of reward beyond personal satisfaction; and it satisfies the legal requirement of the Government and people of Belize under the National Heroes and Awards Act to find and honour these persons for their contributions. The 2014 edition took place Thursday night in Belize City at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts where 17…
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