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  • Cubitat: House that measures 10 x 10 x 10. Feet.

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    Deanne Mayall
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    If you’re feeling priced out of your local real estate market then Cubitat may be a solution for you. Unveiled at an exhibition in Toronto, it’s a 10 foot pre-fab box that just needs a shell, some electricity and of course plumbing, and it’s complete. It has a full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, storage. I love … The post Cubitat: House that measures 10 x 10 x 10. Feet. appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Photos of the Week: 1/24-1/30 (35 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    This week we have images of lemurs in China, a Dalek in a pool in the UK, the blizzard that hit the U.S. East Coast, the liberation of Kobani in Syria, a rare megamouth shark, a wine cork portrait of the King and Queen of Spain, a Zanzibari fisherman, and much more. Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, a seaport city in China's Shandong province, on January 27. (China Daily/Reuters)
  • On This Day: An Air Battle Over Belgium in 1945 (1 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, a German pilot was captured on film after hastily exiting his damaged plane, hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium. The German aircraft had just been badly damaged by .50-calibre fire from a P-47 fighter bomber flown by Major James Dalglish, a U.S. pilot in the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, from Rome, New York. The air battle took place at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. The German plane exploded shortly after this photograph was…
  • A Cat Who Loved a Soldier in Combat Gets Saved Right Back

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    Good News Network
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
      His relationship with a kitten got Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott through one of his “darkest times” while serving in Afghanistan. When Knott’s tour ended, he returned the favor, going to great lengths to bring Kashka to live out his years in the US as a beloved friend. Watch the heartwarming The post A Cat Who Loved a Soldier in Combat Gets Saved Right Back appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Japan's payback may come at the end of a 5.56 Howa barrel

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    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Despite Japan's post-World War II constitution absolutely forbidding even to use the words army, navy or air force regarding the nation's Self-Defense Forces, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (phonetically pronounced "Ah-bay&quot...
 
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  • Fund for mugging victim passes £200k

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
  • Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
  • Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
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    31 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
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  • Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
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  • ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
  • Once detained reporter now tourism poster child

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Jim Wyss is not exactly a poster child of Venezuela's openness to foreigners -- but for while, he was one.
  • ISIS: Constant airstrikes drove us out of Kobani

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants' retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes.
  • Photos: Explosion aftermath

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    A natural gas explosion rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday, January 29.
  • UK summons Russian envoy

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Two UK Royal Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers flying over the English Channel near British airspace this week, the British defense ministry says.
 
 
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  • She fought for patients’ rights, then she was put in a hospital against her will

    Annys Shin
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The morning of the recommitment hearing, Alison Hymes sat in a small waiting area of a Virginia mental hospital in a navy blue sweatsuit, clutching a green composition book to her chest.She’d scribbled down a list of arguments in favor of releasing her from Western State Hospital in Staunton, Va. They included: “Been here too long” and “Becoming institutionalized.”Read full article >>
  • Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 — so now what?

    Karen Tumulty, Matea Gold
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Mitt Romney’s decision to forgo a third try at the White House has settled the question of whether the 2016 GOP presidential field has a front-runner — bestowing a coveted status on former Florida governor Jeb Bush that also raises new challenges and perils.Read full article >>
  • John B. Geer had hands up when shot by police, four officers say in documents

    Tom Jackman
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:52 pm
    John B. Geer stood with his hands on top of the storm door of his Springfield, Va., townhouse and calmly said to four Fairfax County police officers with guns pointed at him: “I don’t want anybody to get shot . . . . And I don’t wanna get shot, ’cause I don’t want to die today.”Read full article >>
  • New Islamic State video appears to show beheading of Japanese journalist

    Anna Fifield
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    TOKYO — The Islamic State released a video Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist being held hostage by the extremist group, after negotiations for a prisoner exchange stalled.Read full article >>
  • Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Laurence Arnold
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Carl Djerassi, who provided the chemistry behind the sexual revolution by patenting the synthetic hormone used in the Pill, the oral contraceptive sold under various names in the U.S. since 1960, died Jan. 30 at his home in San Francisco. He was 91.Read full article >>
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Photos of the Week: 1/24-1/30 (35 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    This week we have images of lemurs in China, a Dalek in a pool in the UK, the blizzard that hit the U.S. East Coast, the liberation of Kobani in Syria, a rare megamouth shark, a wine cork portrait of the King and Queen of Spain, a Zanzibari fisherman, and much more. Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, a seaport city in China's Shandong province, on January 27. (China Daily/Reuters)
  • Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced earlier this week that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani, and that Kurds now controlled the city once again. The defeat is one of several recent losses ISIS has suffered across Syria and Iraq, as the group's rapid and violent territorial grabs have been stalled and pushed back by local armies and international forces. On January 27, the…
  • On This Day: An Air Battle Over Belgium in 1945 (1 photos)

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, a German pilot was captured on film after hastily exiting his damaged plane, hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium. The German aircraft had just been badly damaged by .50-calibre fire from a P-47 fighter bomber flown by Major James Dalglish, a U.S. pilot in the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, from Rome, New York. The air battle took place at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. The German plane exploded shortly after this photograph was…
  • Remembering Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation (27 photos)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Tuesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the passage of 70 years since the January 27, 1945, liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers. Auschwitz was a network of concentration camps built and operated in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Auschwitz I and nearby Auschwitz II-Birkenau were the extermination camps where an estimated 1.1 million people—mostly Jews from across Europe, but also political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals, and Roma—were killed in gas chambers or by systematic starvation, forced labor, disease, or…
  • Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more. An artist from the state of Telangana reacts to the camera as they wait for their turn to perform during a media preview displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, on, January 22. The…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How to win any argument [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We all get into arguments from time to time. Whether with friends or with strangers, it's just part of life. This video challenges you to rethink what "winning" an argument means, and helps you do it. The post How to win any argument [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • NYC as seen from a stroller

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Little Ignacio López likely won't remember much from his first visit to New York City, but -- fortunately -- he won't have to thanks to his Dad's idea to set up a GoPro inside his stroller. The post NYC as seen from a stroller appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Kitten no match for duckling horde [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    In the grand scheme of things, felines will generally beat out fowl, but not when they're outnumbered like this. The post Kitten no match for duckling horde [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 22 movies Roger Ebert hated

    Deanne Mayall
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Ah, Roger Ebert. His movie reviews were awesome. Stacy Conradt has an article at Mental Floss that outlines 22 movies that he loathed, and gives us some of his comments. Really, some are a hoot. I’m going to give you a couple of his quotes. Sure isn’t easy to pick which. How about starting with … The post 22 movies Roger Ebert hated appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cubitat: House that measures 10 x 10 x 10. Feet.

    Deanne Mayall
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    If you’re feeling priced out of your local real estate market then Cubitat may be a solution for you. Unveiled at an exhibition in Toronto, it’s a 10 foot pre-fab box that just needs a shell, some electricity and of course plumbing, and it’s complete. It has a full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, storage. I love … The post Cubitat: House that measures 10 x 10 x 10. Feet. appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Radio Times

  • David Morris on “The Evil Hours”

    Debbie Bilder
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: David Morris Marine infantry officer DAVID MORRIS suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after being embedded as a journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan. Returning home and struggling with the illness, Morris began to explore PTSD, its medical and cultural history. He spoke with researchers and survivors, not only combat veterans but people victims of rape, domestic abuse and natural disasters. Morris comes in to talk to Marty about his new book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Radio Times In Review: Anand Giridhardas, Junot Díaz, Charlie Gracie

    jehrens
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Anand Giridhardas, Junot Díaz, Charlie Gracie In this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we’ll listen to Marty’s 2012 conversation with Philadelphia rock and roll pioneer, CHARLIE GRACIE. The rockabilly legend recently co-authored a book about his life and career in music We’ll also hear Marty’s conversation with novelist JUNOT DÍAZ. He joined us in 2008 to discuss his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which was recently declared to be the best novel of the century in a study by the BBC. But first, we’ll listen to our interview with author and New York…
  • Ballot Talks: Tom Wolf’s Cabinet; federal nominees

    Emily Bryant
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Marc Levy, Russell Wheeler, and Colby Itkowitz In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we take a look at Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s cabinet appointments, as well as numerous federal nominees that are pending confirmation. First, we’ll hear from MARC LEVY, Harrisburg reporter for The Associated Press, about Governor Wolf’s recent picks to join his cabinet. We’ll also look at Wolf’s recalls of former-Governor Tom Corbett’s selections for a number state posts and the stir that it has caused. Then we’ll speak with RUSSELL WHEELER of The Brookings Institution about…
  • Music and conversation with John C. Reilly and friends

    jehrens
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: John C. Reilly, Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark Acclaimed actor JOHN C. REILLY’s film career has often highlighted his musical abilities, such as his role as Amos Hart in the Oscar-winning musical “Chicago,” or his off-kilter Johnny Cash-spoofing character in the 2007 comedy “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” Now, the award-winning character actor is taking time out of his busy film career to tour the country playing country, bluegrass, and folk standards with a band of well-respected musicians. John joins Marty in studio along with his collaborators TOM BROSSEAU and BECKY STARK to…
  • The high cost of affordable, quality child care

    Susan Greenbaum
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Mary Graham and Joya Misra Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Obama focused the nation’s attention on the high cost of quality child care calling affordable options a “must-have” for working families. This news came as no surprise for many parents around the country for whom child care can be as expensive as a public college tuition. Complicating the issue is low wages for workers, what some call the “motherhood penalty” for women who drop out of the workforce because they simply cannot afford child care, and a lack of safe, quality programs. Today on…
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    The Conversation

  • Who is Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland’s likely next premier?

    Karen Struthers, PhD student at Griffith University
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Queensland Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk celebrates with her family, including father and former state MP Henry (left), and grandmother Beryle Erskine (right) at Labor's election night party in Brisbane. AAP/John PrykeTwo weeks ago, I made a bet that I didn’t dare to think I would collect on: I put A$30 at 7-to-1 odds for a Labor victory in Queensland. I don’t yet know if I’ll get those winnings, but it’s looking increasingly likely. Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party were the strong favourites to win the snap January 31 state election, which was called less than…
  • Queensland votes: how the numbers are falling for Labor

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, Labor has come back from near annihilation in 2012 to be on the brink of securing a majority in Queensland's parliament. AAP/John PrykeWith 70.6% of the Queensland state election vote counted, the ABC is giving Labor 44 seats to 33 for the Liberal National Party (LNP). Two Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) and one Independent have also won seats. Counting of votes resumed on Sunday. Unfortunately, there are problems with the current ABC count because the ABC computer uses the results from the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ), which has selected the…
  • Queensland vote rocks Abbott

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    The rout in Queensland is shocking news for Tony Abbott. It will terrify federal backbenchers and further destabilise his leadership. It puts up in lights that the unpopular federal Coalition could easily become a one term government. That the Liberal National Party would be on the brink of losing Queensland – with the ABC’s Antony Green predicting a Labor win as the most likely outcome – was almost inconceivable before the vote, given the massive majority that Campbell Newman won just three years ago. A swing of more than 11% to the ALP in one election is mind-blowing. Newman’s…
  • Queensland voters send a strong message to eject Newman

    Todd Winther, PhD Candidate in Political Science at Griffith University
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    With the final Queensland election result still hanging in the balance, Campbell Newman – flanked by his wife Lisa – conceded he had lost his own seat and would leave politics. Nine News“My political career is over.” Campbell Newman’s spectacular entry into Queensland state politics has only been trumped by his spectacular exit. After less than three years in power, and having led the LNP to a record victory in 2012, Newman has bowed out of politics after losing his Brisbane seat of Ashgrove. Even worse, his Liberal National Party looks increasingly unlikely to be able to hang onto…
  • Labor on the brink of a shock election win in Queensland

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:09 am
    Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has seen off Queensland Premier Campbell Newman – can she win government too? AAP/Dan PeledQueensland appears headed for a hung parliament or even a shock Labor win, with Premier Campbell Newman conceding defeat in his own seat less than three years after leading the Liberal National Party to a record-breaking victory. If it is a hung parliament, with neither party able to win a 45-seat majority, Labor would have to break a pre-election promise even before forming government. Both the Liberal National and Labor parties explicitly ruled out doing deals with…
 
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    Big Picture

  • Road to K-pop stardom

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. -- By ReutersMembers of South Korean girl group GFriend watch a recording of their stage performance during a dress rehearsal for "The Show" in Seoul, Jan. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
  • Massive snowstorm hits Northeast

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places. Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the City of Boston across Dorchester Bay. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
  • Unrest in Yemen

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week after a Houthi rebel takeover of the country. Thousands demonstrated on Friday as lawmakers wait to convene over the weekend. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelArmy and police officers loyal to the Houthi movement shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration to show support to the movement in Sanaa Jan. 23. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off…
  • Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due…
  • Bird’s Eye View

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    A change in perspective can make everything look a little different. Patterns emerge, shapes coalesce, and chaos simplifies. Aerial view of a river in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto, September 29, 2014. (ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS)
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    Slate Articles

  • Amicus: Cameras in the Courtroom

    Dahlia Lithwick
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Listen to Episode 10 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The Sports Edition

    Cathy O'Neil
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Listen to Episode No. 38 of Slate Money:
  • The One-Man Beautification Plan

    Mike Pesca
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Listen to Episode 185 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • The Slatest Week in Pictures

    Lisa Larson-Walker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A devotee crosses the Triveni in the early morning as she arrives to offer prayer during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Panauti near Kathmandu, Nepal, on Jan. 24, 2015. During the monthlong festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to the god Madhav Narayan and the goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers, and fast for a…
  • Why Public Apathy Isn’t All Bad

    Jamelle Bouie
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A defining feature of the Obama era—or at least one of them—is polarization.
 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • We Are Treating Heroin Addiction Wrong Even Though We Know Better (MuckReads Weekly)

    ProPublica
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr Why heroin addiction treatment is stuck in a "scientific dark age." Standard treatment for heroin addicts is not all that different today than it was decades ago: willpower over chemistry. It's a 12-step program. It's a rigid 30-day drug detox center. And the majority of the time it's not successful, according to a yearlong investigation by the Huffington Post. Researchers say they have found a treatment that works in the form of Suboxone, a newer alternative to the controversial methadone detox method — but barely any doctors are using it.
  • Verizon Will Now Let Users Kill Previously Indestructible Tracking Code

    ProPublica
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    by Julia Angwin Verizon says it will soon offer customers a way to opt out from having their smartphone and tablet browsing tracked via a hidden un-killable tracking identifier. The decision came after a ProPublica article revealed that an online advertiser, Turn, was exploiting the Verizon identifier to respawn tracking cookies that users had deleted. Two days after the article appeared, Turn said it would suspend the practice of creating so-called "zombie cookies" that couldn't be deleted. But Verizon couldn't assure users that other companies might not also exploit the number - which was…
  • What’s Really Happening with China’s Great Firewall

    ProPublica
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    by Sisi Wei Three popular services that allow users in China to view otherwise-censored content have experienced outages over the past few days, a sign of increasing government efforts to limit what Chinese users can read on the Internet. The companies, Golden Frog, Astrill and StrongVPN, which provide "Virtual Private Networks," or VPNs, have all publicly acknowledged experiencing problems. The problems seem to affect students and personal users. It does not seem that large businesses have been affected. An employee working in the Chinese office of a large American financial firm confirmed…
  • True or False, the Power of Confessions is Great

    ProPublica
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    by Joe Sexton Over the next several months, defense lawyers for Pedro Hernandez will seek to undercut the central evidence against him: his videotaped confession to having killed 6-year-old Etan Patz. They will depict the confession as inaccurate when set against the known facts of the infamous 1979 missing child case. They will portray Hernandez, a onetime bodega clerk in the Manhattan neighborhood where Patz lived, as mentally ill. They will paint the detectives who gained the confession as manipulative and coercive. It's a daunting assignment, but here's what may well be scaring the…
  • U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

    ProPublica
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    by Raymond Bonner, Special to ProPublica, SYDNEY – The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid. The Australian, David Hicks, was one of the first people sent to Guantanamo, and he has already figured in a key U.S. court decision that expanded the rights of detainees held in the offshore prison. Initially charged with multiple crimes, including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism, attempted murder, and aiding the enemy, Hicks ultimately pleaded guilty to a single charge of providing…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Re: Is it time for world peace

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    I know its tough for humans to acknowledge as humans are carefree as situation then was detorating and people were dependent on each other but the prosperity has given them self-reliability and strength to support living and be carefree so humans hardly count anyone when they are carefree.but i want you to look at what we have achieved across the world.the picture now and the picture then when we began is different.I want you to look at what we have achieved through my intervention and what would have been if i did not interven.It is always the fact that humans should not be kept…
  • #overcometheodds

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Tina & I met while we were both stationed at Malmstrom AFB, MT. We were instantly drawn to each other and developed a great friendship. I moved overseas while Tina stayed in MT. MySpace was the popular social media site at the time and after not physically speaking for 9 months, Tina sent me a message to call her. I did, and after 2 hours on the phone we decided to try a long distance relationship. We've been together since 2007 and have been apart for 90% of it. In the meantime, we've managed to raise a son, 3 dogs and a healthy relationship that has overcome distance challenges. We've…
  • Massive Snowstorm to Hit New Brunswick on Monday February 2, 2015

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Massive Snowstorm is on its way for New Brunswick on Monday February 2, 2015 and it will bring 30+ cm of Snow and it will bring Blowing and Drifting Snow Especially in Saint John New Brunswick and Moncton New Brunswick and it will bring Blowing and Drifting Snow and the Winds will be Very Strong and it will cause Reduced Visibility and Zero Visibility too and the Roads, Streets and Highways will be Snow Covered and the Massive Snowstorm will also hit Fredericton New Brunswick too and the Low Pressure System will Come off the East Coast of the United States and it will Intensify and that will…
  • Abby and Jermaine

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Abby had reluctantly agreed to go on a blind date with a man her married girlfriend recommended she meet. She agreed, as long as it was a double date with the married couple. She had all but lost hope at finding love and tonight was no different. Her first impression wasn't a good one. And after they arrived at the nightclub, her date refused to pay her cover charge, opting to wait in the car with her friend's husband instead. After spending about 30 minutes in the club, Abby told her girlfriend she was "giving up" her search for love. She began to accept the idea of being alone. The two…
  • Super Bowl Memories

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I watched my first super bowl and our team won. My Father loved the Jet's and when they beat the Colts in super bowl 3 he was so happy. I asked why and he said after going to the championship game between the Colts and Giants when he was younger and his team losing again he hated the Giants and wanted the upstart Jet's to win and he became a diehard Jet's fan.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • China Posts Weak Factory, Services Data

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    China’s economy got off to a weak start in 2015 as a gauge of factory activity recorded its first contraction in more than two years in January and the usually strong services sector grew at a slower pace.
  • Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of a component supplied by TRW Automotive.
  • Lafarge, Holcim Near Deal to Sell Assets to CRH

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Cement giants Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. are nearing a deal to sell at least $7 billion worth of assets to Ireland’s CRH PLC, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Greek Banks May Lose ECB Funds

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The European Central Bank will stop lending to Greek banks if there is no agreement that will keep the country’s bailout program in force, an ECB policy maker said.
  • Chimerix Scraps Ebola Drug Trial

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Chimerix Inc. scrapped testing of its experimental antiviral in Ebola patients in Liberia, saying the number of infections had dropped in recent weeks, and that only a handful of patients had been enrolled in the Liberian study.
 
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    TIME

  • Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze Amid Freezing Temperatures in NYC

    Pete Pin
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Around 270 firefighters and emergency medical services personnel were working to contain a seven-alarm fire on the New York City waterfront Saturday. The blaze, which engulfed a storage building in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, cast thick, black smoke across the New York City skyline. Firefighters are expected to be on the scene for days and possibly weeks, a FDNY spokesperson told TIME. Attempts to contain the fire were hampered by sub-freezing temperatures and high gusts of wind. The fire is the largest the FDNY has battled since a 2006 fire at the Greenpoint Terminal…
  • Man Arrested in Connection with Headless Torso Discovery

    mandyoaklander
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Police in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the case of a suitcase discovered earlier this week containing a headless human torso, plus other body parts in surrounding blocks. 59-year-old Mark Andrus was arrested today less than a mile from where the suitcase was discovered, reports NBC Bay Area. An anonymous tipster called the SFPD and said that Andrus, allegedly shown in a photograph released by police, was staying at the Sala Burton Manor apartment building. The suitcase was found in the city’s South of Market neighborhood, a block away from…
  • Video Said to Show Second Japanese Hostage Killed By ISIS

    Dan Stewart
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by militant sympathizers on social media sites, bore the symbol of ISIS’s al-Furqan media arm. Though the video could not be immediately independently verified by The Associated Press, it conformed to other beheading videos released by the extremists, who now control a third of both Syria and neighboring Iraq in its…
  • This is Probably What a Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch Press Conference Would Actually Look Like

    mandyoaklander
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The least and most reticent of football stars, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman, share the stage in this Key & Peele Super Bowl skit. You won’t come away knowing any more about the big game, but you might get a new perspective on the Academy Award-nominated movie Selma — and a mean hankering for biscuits and gravy. (Those do go with chicken wings, right?) Key & Peele’s Super Bowl special aired on Comedy Central Friday night. More sketches can be seen here.
  • French Tourists to Be Deported Over Nude Photo Shoot at Cambodian Temple

    mandyoaklander
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    A trio of tourists from France were arrested for taking nude photos of each other at a world-famous Cambodian temple, and will be deported. The three men in their early twenties were found Thursday inside Banteay Kdei temple at Angkor Archaeological Park, AFP reports, which houses Angkor Wat — a 12th-century temple and UNESCO World Heritage site. The trio were arrested by Cambodian authorities and given a suspended prison sentence of six months, plus deportation from Cambodia and a four-year ban on coming back to the country. The men were also fined $750 each. “They confessed to…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Australia v England: Tri-Series final – live!

    Matt Cleary (first innings) and Daniel Harris (second innings)
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Live over-by-over updates from the tri-series final at the WACA Ground in PerthJoin Matt Cleary - matt.cleary@theguardian.com; @journomatcleary on Twitter - for the day session beginning at 11:20 Perth time (14:20 AEDST, 03:20 GMT). He’ll be followed by Daniel Harris - daniel.harris@theguardian.com; @danielharris - from 3pm/6pm/7am GMT. Meanwhile, Clarke shrugs off rumours of row with Cricket Australia on return 5.49am GMT Over No.36 Australia 152-4 (Glenn Maxwell 64, Mitchell Marsh 32)BOOM! Mitchell Marsh launches Chris Woakes’ short one over the deepest backward square boundary, it’s…
  • Sundance film festival: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl sweeps top prizes

    Associated Press
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Story about a pair of student filmmakers who befriend a girl with cancer won both the grand jury and US dramatic audience award Review: ‘A slacker film with heart’Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a film about a pair of student filmmakers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the US dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance film festival awards.Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke lead the cast of the idiosyncratic tearjerker from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who dedicated the award on Saturday to all the filmmakers and artists in his hometown of Laredo,…
  • China manufacturing shrinks for the first time in two years, survey shows

    Agence France-Presse
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    China’s official measure of activity in factory and workshops shows it contracted in January, signalling continued slowing of the economy China grows at slowest rate for 24 yearsChina’s manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in more than two years in January, an official survey showed on Sunday, signalling further downward pressure on the world’s second-largest economy.The official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) released by the national bureau of statistics came in at 49.8 last month, down from the 50.1 recorded in December. Related: Hard times return as China bids to…
  • The migrant vote and just who is British anyway?

    Anushka Asthana
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Is it about where you are born or is it still about the colour of your skin?My parents came to Britain from India in 1975 as ambitious young adults. Forty years on, they have spent many more years in England than anywhere else, always immersing themselves in British life.They have soaked up British culture, made British friends, had British children, become British citizens, worked hard for decades in the British NHS – always paying British taxes. Surely now they should be considered British through and through. But sometimes the tone of the debate around immigration makes me wonder.
  • Is the failure of health regulation damaging our well-being?

    Aseem Malhotra
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Doctors are advised on pharmaceuticals by Nice, but this advice is often based on studies funded by the companies selling the drugsCrises affecting the NHS are in the news every week. Staff shortages and bed-blocking; increasing demand from patients with chronic conditions; the worst A&E waiting times for a decade. This is despite the government investing £700m in emergency care over the past few months.But perhaps it’s not all about money or, rather, it’s about spending whatever money we have wisely. For once in healthcare, there is a lesson to be learned from the US, where it…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Shelley, 62, is the founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University. She is the author of “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism”, which was published last July. This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014…
  • Making It in the Desert Kingdom

    Saskia De Rothschild
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    From The Economist- Sweet-toothed locals cheered when Mars, the American candymaker, opened its first factory in Saudi Arabia in December. The kingdom’s policy-makers cheered too. It was a sign of progress in their drive to create a more extensive and sophisticated manufacturing industry as a way of reducing dependence on oil, which accounts for 45% of G.D.P. and 80% of government revenues. Manufacturing’s share of G.D.P. has long been stuck at around 10%, and much of that has involved making pretty basic stuff such as bulk chemicals. For all the country’s huge reserves of cheap crude,…
  • Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

    Saskia De Rothschild
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. With recent advances in technology, visits by patients to Germany’s well provisioned physical therapy centers may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, they may find themselves completing their therapy at home — in front of their televisions. The respected Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin has…
 
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    The Times of India

  • Retired employees to get missed promotion benefits

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Retired government employees who missed out on their promotions due to late meetings of the committees deciding on such departmental elevations will now be able to avail its post-retirement benefits.
  • Ministry nod to airports at Ajmer, Belgaum

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:56 pm
    A high-level environment ministry panel has accorded green signal to the development of no-frill airports at Kishangarh in Rajasthan's Ajmer and Belgaum in Karnataka.
  • Rail Budget: Introduction of vacuum toilets likely

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Water conservation initiatives such as introduction of environment-friendly vacuum toilets and changes in the design of existing lavatories in trains are some of the proposals likely to be announced in the forthcoming Rail Budget.
  • Japan outraged as video shows hostage beheaded

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    The Islamic State group released a video on Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
  • Anna Hazare: Not retired, but hurt

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    There is a distinct drop in temperature as one turns left on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway to wards Ralegan Siddhi -social crusader Anna Hazare's “model“ village. Mention Arvind Kejriwal or Kiran Bedi here, and the air turns decidedly frigid.
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Raccoon Rescued From Peanut Butter Jar

    Good News Network
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Animal Enforcement Officers in Brevard County, Florida rescued a raccoon that got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar. The raccoon was dangling from a tree branch, 25 feet in the air, over a pond, when rescuers arrived. “Once the raccoon was freed from the jar, cheers were heard The post Raccoon Rescued From Peanut Butter Jar appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • How to Slow Down Your Life and Enjoy the Ride – Right Now

    Good News Network
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Do you tend to always worry, rather than embracing the moment? If so, it means you are thinking about the future, rather than sitting in awe of how lucky you are to be alive right now. No matter how lovely the present circumstances might be, you habitually live psychically 30 The post How to Slow Down Your Life and Enjoy the Ride – Right Now appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • McDonald’s Gives Free Food to Customers Who Want to Pay With Love

    Good News Network
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    No matter what you think of McDonald’s, their new campaign to conjure some loving is pretty darn sweet. Beginning February 2, the day after the Super Bowl, and running through Valentine’s Day, every McDonald’s restaurant in the US will be giving random visitors free meals if they agree to perform a The post McDonald’s Gives Free Food to Customers Who Want to Pay With Love appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, January 31

    Good News Network
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    On this date 75 years ago, the first social security check was distributed in the US, to Ida May Fuller. Many families were saved from great hardship by the Social Security Act which created the new insurance program. It uses contributions made by workers and employers to provide income during The post Good News in History, January 31 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • A Cat Who Loved a Soldier in Combat Gets Saved Right Back

    Good News Network
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
      His relationship with a kitten got Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott through one of his “darkest times” while serving in Afghanistan. When Knott’s tour ended, he returned the favor, going to great lengths to bring Kashka to live out his years in the US as a beloved friend. Watch the heartwarming The post A Cat Who Loved a Soldier in Combat Gets Saved Right Back appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • How did the Zebra get its stripes?

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    One of nature’s fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes.A team of life scientists led by UCLA’s Brenda Larison has found at least part of the answer: The amount and intensity of striping can be best predicted by the temperature of the environment in which zebras live.In the January cover story of the Royal Society’s online journal, Open Science, the researchers make the case that the association between striping and temperature likely points to multiple benefits — including controlling zebras’ body temperature and protecting them from…
  • Study finds atmosphere will adapt to hotter, wetter climate

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger while weak storms become weaker, and the cumulative result of the number of storms will remain unchanged. "We know that with global warming we'll get more evaporation of the oceans," said Frederic Laliberte, a research associate at U of T's physics department and lead author of a study published this week in Science. "But…
  • Jet Fuel from Algae?

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the algae to synthesize two different fuel products, in parallel, from a single algae.
  • ADHD linked to pesticide exposure

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system -- responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study.Mice exposed to a commonly used pesticide in utero and through lactation exhibited several features of ADHD, including dysfunctional dopamine signaling in the brain, hyperactivity, working memory, attention deficits and impulsive-like behavior.The research published Wednesday in the Journal of the Federation of American…
  • New analysis explores trends in global plastic consumption and recycling

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, in the Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online article.
 
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    WND

  • Politician who sued God takes on Keystone XL

    -NO AUTHOR-
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    (PJMedia) A state senator in Lincoln, Neb., who wasn’t afraid to sue God is doing what he can to stop TransCanada from taking over the last of the land it needs to build the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. At the same time, landowners opposed to the pipeline have gone back to the Nebraska Supreme Court for the second round in their fight against the pipeline. A Native American tribe still says Keystone XL would be an act of war, and the man putting it all together for TransCanada hopes everyone involved can make this work. TransCanada plans to run the pipeline from the tar sands of…
  • NRA sues Pennsylvania towns over local gun ordinances

    -NO AUTHOR-
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    (WPSU Radio) The National Rifle Association filed suit this week against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Lancaster, claiming these cities’ local gun ordinances defy state law. These lawsuits are made possible by new state legislation that took effect last week. The NRA’s outside counsel Jonathan Goldstein said under state law, local governments have been barred from enacting gun control laws for decades—but they’ve been doing it anyway. “We think that the state legislature has been clear that it and it alone reserves the right to regulate firearms,” said…
  • 'Anonymous' credit card data not so anonymous

    -NO AUTHOR-
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    (PBS) Out of an anonymous set of credit card data from millions of people, how easily can you find one person? Very easily, it turns out. It takes three pieces of outside information to correctly identify a person in an anonymous data set — even when the data removes easy identifiers like credit card numbers, names or addresses, said Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, a graduate student in media arts and sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to a study in Thursday’s issue of Science, a crafty user has a 94 percent chance of tracking all of your purchases with three…
  • Girl playing in backyard set on fire by passing stranger

    -NO AUTHOR-
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    (WIBW-TV) A brother and sister were simply playing in their backyard when, all of the sudden, the boy rushed inside, telling his uncle that his sister’s head was on fire. The children’s uncle George said it was the worst thing he’s ever seen. He ran to the backyard and found his niece Jayden on fire. The six-year-old’s hair was fully engulfed in flames and she was slapping her head trying to put them out, her uncle recounted. George used cold rags to treat the wounds and called 911.
  • After 10 years, few payoffs from Gates' 'Grand Challenges'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:36 pm
    (Seattle Times) When he took the stage this fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his signature global health research initiative, Bill Gates used the word “naive” — four times — to describe himself and his charitable foundation. It was a surprising admission coming from the world’s richest man. But the Microsoft co-founder seemed humbled that, despite an investment of $1 billion, none of the projects funded under the Gates Foundation’s “Grand Challenges” banner has yet made a significant contribution to saving lives and improving health in the developing…
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • Arming Ukraine Would Be Folly

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

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

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

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

  • Dominican Republic: No more hope for tens of thousands stateless and at risk of expulsion if residence deadline expires

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Tens of thousands of individuals born in the Dominican Republic, the vast majority of Haitian descent, will be put at risk of expulsion when the deadline to register for residence expires on 1 February, said Amnesty International today. January 30, 2015 International  Tens of thousands of individuals born in the Dominican Republic, the vast majority of Haitian descent, will be put at risk of expulsion when the deadline to register for residence expires on 1 February, said Amnesty International today.  “At the stroke of midnight the hopes of tens of thousands of vulnerable…
  • Saudi Arabia: Pardons Must Not Include Conditions to Silence Activists

    Anu Ghate
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Last night’s royal decree offering pardons for Saudi Arabian prisoners convicted on “public rights” charges will only be a step in the right direction if the releases do not carry conditions, Amnesty International said. January 30, 2015 Announcement of impending pardons came as part of the new King Salman’s latest set of royal decrees. ©YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty AIUSA Last night’s royal decree offering pardons for Saudi Arabian prisoners convicted on “public rights” charges will only be a step in the right direction if the releases do not carry conditions, Amnesty…
  • South Sudan: African Union Peace and Security Council stands in the way of justice in South Sudan

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council has failed the thousands of South Sudanese victims who are waiting for truth and justice by not making public the report of the Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, said Amnesty International today.  January 30, 2015 International  The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council has failed the thousands of South Sudanese victims who are waiting for truth and justice by not making public the report of the Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, said Amnesty International today.  read more
  • African Union: President Mugabe should urgently address human rights concerns

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should use his position as the Chairperson of the African Union to address key human rights concerns in different parts of the continent, including his own country. January 30, 2015 International Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should use his position as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) to address key human rights concerns in different parts of the continent, including his own country, Amnesty International said today.   President Robert Mugabe takes over the rotating position from the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz which…
  • UK must end cover-up of Diego Garcia interrogations

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    The UK authorities must respond urgently to a statement today by a former Bush Administration staffer that interrogations of CIA detainees took place on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. January 30, 2015 International The UK authorities must respond urgently to a statement today by a former Bush Administration staffer that interrogations of CIA detainees took place on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Amnesty International said.Lawrence Wilkerson the Chief of Staff to the former US Secretary of State Colin Powell told Vice News that after leaving…
 
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    Fast Company

  • The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

    Matt Hartigan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.When the Seattle Seahawks take to the field against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the players' every move will be quantified like never before. That's because their shoulder pads will have sensors embedded inside that beam statistics—including field position, speed, distance traveled, acceleration and relative proximity to other players—to "receiver tags" placed around the stadium. The data, which is gathered in real time, will then be…
  • Snapchat's First In-App Web Series Is Coming Tomorrow

    John Paul Titlow
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Eager to erect a profitable business model, Snapchat is taking a page from Netflix's playbook.Snapchat is about to start feeling a bit more like Netflix. At least, that's what the company is aiming for with the arrival of its first in-app episodic video series. If the gamble works, you (or your teenage kids) will soon be spending a lot more time staring into the app.Read Full Story
  • Google Now Will Finally Pull In Data From Your Other Apps

    Luke Dormehl
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With services like Airbnb, Lyft, and Pandora, Google Now just got a lot better.Google's various services have long been more partner-friendly than those of Apple and others, but today the company announced that Google Now—its smart personal assistant—will now support close to 40 different third-party apps.Read Full Story
  • Vine Launches New Video Service Aimed At Kids

    Luke Dormehl
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    To ease parental concerns, there will be a curation process for "appropriate" content.No matter which business you're in, if you can hook your audience young, you've got it made! So is the case with Vine, which has just launched a junior version of its looping video app.Read Full Story
  • Newly Decoded Tattoos Show Ancient Mummy Was Clearly A Goth

    Sophie Weiner
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old mummy, has 61 tattoos all over his body. Marco Samadeli/EURAC via io9 A team of anthropologists was finally able to decode the 61 tattoos on the body of Ötzi, the Iceman, a mummy who died around 3,300 BC. Ötzi was found in the Alps on the border of Austria and Italy 1991, but until now, scientists haven't been able to make out his tattoos, due in part to his age-darkened skin. These tattoos are among the oldest ever found on humans.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Pakistan urged to protect religious, ethnic minorities

    Jocelyne Sambira
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Displaced Pakistani children (video capture) Authorities in Pakistan are being urged to redouble efforts to protect religious and ethnic minorities following a terrorist attack that killed around 54 people. The call was made by the UN Secretary-General following the bombing of a mosque in the southern Sindh province belonging to the minority Shia Muslims. Jocelyne Sambira has the story. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled" by what he described as a "vicious" attack targeting people because of their religious affiliation. Shia Muslims killed in the bombing were gathered for…
  • Ebola epidemic far from over, but tide is turning

    Jocelyne Sambira
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says “Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business” in Monrovia, Liberia. UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey The Ebola epidemic in the most affected West African countries is "far from over" but the tide is turning, the UN Secretary-General said on Saturday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that the number of new Ebola cases recorded in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone fell below 100 for the first time in seven months. Speaking to African leaders gathered in Addis Ababa for the annual African Union Summit, Ban…
  • Women and girls face "unacceptable" violence in conflicts

    stephanie.coutrix
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes The brutalization of women during armed conflicts remains a persistent and serious problem. That was the message from delegates addressing the UN Security Council on Friday at a debate on the protection of civilians from physical violence. For the first time, the meeting focused on challenges faced by women and girls in armed conflict and post-conflict settings. Stephanie Coutrix reports. Duration: 2’17″    
  • Call for "immediate" humanitarian truce in eastern Ukraine

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Stephane Dujarric. UNPHOTO/Jean-Marc Ferré A humanitarian truce in eastern Ukraine is needed immediately, a United Nations official in the country has said. Heavy fighting has intensified in densely populated areas of the eastern European country in recent days. Delivering life-saving aid to the affected populations has been increasingly difficult. Daniel Dickinson has the story. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine has expressed alarm over the deterioration of the situation in the two key towns of Donetsk Oblast. The violence between Government and pro-secession opposition forces has…
  • UN Daily News 30 January 2015

    Sandra Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Peter Manseau

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Peter Manseau Every American high school student learns about the Puritans and their "city upon a hill," an iconic metaphor for how our country was founded on distinctly Christian religious ideals. However, this understanding overlooks the complex spiritual history of the United States, from its very origins. One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History shows how the nation was shaped by multiple religious traditions, a rich interplay of beliefs making up the fabric of American life. Manseau provides countless examples of how the country diverged from a standard, monotheistic Christian…
  • The New West with Will Hearst: Stewart Brand

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    The New West with Will Hearst: Stewart Brand Stewart Brand, founder of the Long Now Foundation, sits down with Will Hearst to talk about the Revive and Restore project, a genetic rescue for endangered and extinct species. Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0800 Location: San Francisco, CA, FORA.tv Studios, FORA.tv Studios Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/11/17/The_New_West_with_Will_Hearst_Stewart_Brand
  • Panel: Solutions in the Fight Against Tax Fraud

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Panel: Solutions in the Fight Against Tax Fraud Diana Leyden Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, University of Connecticut School of Law Dean Silverman Former Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury Paul Weinstein Director, Graduate Program in Public Management The Johns Hopkins University Moderator: Mary Louise Kelly Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:30:00 -0800 Location: Washington, D.C., Newseum, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/01/29/Panel_Solutions_in_the_Fight_Against_Tax_Fraud
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar: How to STOP Identity Theft

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Senator Amy Klobuchar: How to STOP Identity Theft The Honorable Amy Klobuchar Senator (D-MN) United States Senate Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:15:00 -0800 Location: Washington, DC, Newseum, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/01/29/Senator_Amy_Klobuchar_How_to_STOP_Identity_Theft
  • Senator Mike Enzi: The Next Step for Income Tax Reform

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Senator Mike Enzi: The Next Step for Income Tax Reform Headline Remarks: The Honorable Mike Enzi Senator (R-WY) United States Senate Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:07:00 -0800 Location: Washington, DC, Newseum, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/01/29/Senator_Mike_Enzi_The_Next_Step_for_Income_Tax_Reform
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    The Week

  • Online video purportedly shows ISIS militant beheading Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Japanese officials said they are attempting to authenticate a video released on Saturday which shows the apparent beheading of Kenji Goto, a hostage of Islamic State militants, The Associated Press reports. The video, titled "A Message to the Government of Japan," shows an apparent ISIS militant with a British accent, along with Goto, who kneels in an orange jumpsuit and does not speak in the minute-long video. The militant speaks directly to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying that Abe's "decision to take part in an unwinnable war," is to blame for Goto's beheading. "Let the nightmare…
  • Pilots land helium-filled balloon safely in Mexico after record-breaking flight

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    After nearly 7,000 miles in the air, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia came back to earth on Saturday, landing their helium-filled balloon four miles offshore of Baja California, The Associated Press reports. Bradley (left) and Tiukhtyaev | (AP Photo/Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team) The Two Eagles Balloon team took off from Japan early on Sunday morning; a little less than a week later, they had broken at least two long-standing records for ballooning; the pilots easily exceeded the previous distance record of 5,209 miles, and also set a new duration record of…
  • Judge tells jurors in Aaron Hernandez trial they can — very carefully — watch the Super Bowl

    31 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the Super Bowl, so long as they remain vigilant, Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh warned them on Friday. "I am not going to forbid you from watching the Super Bowl if that's something that's really important to you," CNN reports that Garsh told the jurors. "(But), you hear that word, you've got to walk out of the room." "That word" is of course "Hernandez." As a former star for the Patriots who helped carry the team to a Super Bowl victory three years ago, Aaron…
  • House hunting: 6 striking homes for minimalists

    31 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Amagansett, New York. Architect Julian Neski built this three-bedroom, award-winning home. Set on 2 acres of mature beech trees, this house has a sun porch, tall exposed-beam ceilings, a fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls throughout. Additional amenities include a heated swimming pool, a two-car garage, and access to area beaches. $1,792,000. Martha P. Gundersen, Brown Harris Stevens, (631) 903-6131. Barrington Hills, Illinois. This five-bedroom contemporary was built in 2001 and sits on a 5.1-acre wooded lot. Interior details include floor-to-ceiling doorways and windows, a…
  • Chuck Hagel: Ground troops may be needed to push ISIS out of Iraq

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    While saying that "we're not there yet," outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told CNN on Friday that the United States may eventually have to send ground troops back into Iraq. "I think (turning back Islamic State militants) may require a forward deployment of some of our troops," Hagel said. "Whether we get there or not, I don't know." Hagel noted that the ground troops could remain in non-combat roles, such as intelligence gathering on ISIS targets. There are already 4,500 U.S. troops in Iraq, which are operating in training and advising capacities with Iraqi forces.
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • TWO STRAPS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

    Anonymous
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    A Matter of Taste: backpacks are getting smaller and lower-slung. Kassia St Clair picks the best of the bunch From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Backpacks are back—though as a practical way of carrying stuff they never really went away. As any chiropractor will tell you, the human spine can bear more weight than your arms, so it makes more sense to keep everyday loads centred on your back rather than suspended from one shoulder. (The pelvis can carry more weight still, which is why really large rucksacks fasten around the hips as well as the shoulders.) This is lucky,…
  • PUTTING THE INTERNET ON STAGE

    Isabel Lloyd
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Short Read: making theatre out of the digital world can be difficult. Isabel Lloyd recommends one play, "The Nether", that pulls it off From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Tim Price’s recent premiere at the Royal Court in London, “Teh Internet is a Serious Business”, may have been an irritating misfire but, spelling aside, the title at least was spot-on. Any playwright who knows their apps from their elbow wants and needs to engage with the digital world. The best (Caryl Churchill in “Love and Information”, Enda Walsh in “Chatroom”) have already proved that the…
  • DEVOTED TO CHICKPEAS

    Anonymous
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Lipsmacking: Abu Hassan serves only one dishhummus. Samantha Weinberg joins the queue in Tel Aviv From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 To the south of the modern city of Tel Aviv is the old Arab port of Jaffa. Among its steep and narrow roads is one of the culinary institutions of the Middle East, Abu Hassan. It’s not much to look at: a rather tatty corner building with a seven-table restaurant on one side and a take-away hatch on the other. And the menu is the opposite of expansive. For nearly 50 years Abu Hassan has served only one dish, with or without a topping of bean…
  • NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

    Anonymous
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 HEAD EAST FROM downtown Seattle, into the suburban technopolis that has grown up around Microsoft’s headquarters, and you will find the warehouses and towers of a company called Intellectual Ventures. A featureless block turns out to be the cave of a geek Aladdin. In the corridors are a…
  • SALSIFY YOUR TASTEBUDS

    Anonymous
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst and Arnaud Schon make a tarte Tatin of root veg, served with a side of friendly dispute From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 “Shallot and salsify tarte Tatin came to me as a sort of brainwave,” explained Arnaud Schon, the French chef who cooks for The Economist. “Savoury tarte Tatin is one of my favourites, but these ingredients were something new. When I’m preparing a menu, I look at what’s in season and say, ‘What can I do with this?’ I was thinking of shallots—they work really well with thyme in this dish—but then…
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    60 Minutes - Full Audio

  • 60 MINUTES: 1/25

    CBS Radio News
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    GOP leaders say they'll consider the president's proposal to triple child care tax credit. But free college? A minimum wage hike? Raise taxes on rich? No way. Scott Pelley has that story. Also, in his first national interview since a Cleveland cop gunned down a 12-year-old playing with a pellet gun, Police Chief Calvin Williams allows 60 Minutes inside his police force; Bill Whitaker reports. Finally, Lesley Stahl profiles the great Chinese tennis champion who stood up to her country's stringent sports system.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/18

    CBS Radio News
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list. Also, Lesley Stahl has the untold story of a young, American banker's 1975 return to Vietnam to save his stranded Vietnamese colleagues and their families. Finally, volcanoes are found all over the world and many could spew lava and mass destruction -- we just don't know when; Scott Pelley reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/11

    CBS Radio News
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Despite problems, legal recreational pot "can work" says Colorado governor who once opposed it; Bill Whitaker reports. Also, a new book reports that the controversial Affordable Care Act will eventually become unaffordable because it doesn't fix the biggest problem of all, the high cost of health care; Lesley Stahl has that story. Finally, a former Hells Angels biker finds his life's purpose: helping gravely wounded veterans climb the world's Seven Summits; Lara Logan reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 1/4

    CBS Radio News
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan may need to be "re-examined," says Ashraf Ghani in his first interview for U.S. television as president. Lara Logan reports. Also, Lesley Stahl reports on a new show in Harlem with a cast of singers ages 55 and up.
  • 60 MINUTES: 12/28

    CBS Radio News
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The pope's closest friends, including a rabbi he's known for years in his native Argentina, describe a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition to bring humility and humanity to the papacy. Scott Pelley reports. No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library - except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and 60 MINUTES cameras get to see the best of the best.
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/25

    CBS Radio News
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week on Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer is joined by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the collapse of Yemen's government and the controversy over Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress. Schieffer also speaks with Senator Dianne Feinstein on how the U.S. should approach tensions in the Middle East.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/18

    CBS Radio News
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, who previews the upcoming State of the Union address, along with Florida Senator Marco Rubio and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell who discuss the U.S. combating homegrown terrorism.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/11

    CBS Radio News
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Representative Michael McCaul, CIA Deputy Director and CBS news Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell --who was formerly the number two in charge at the CIA -- and CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr to analyze the Paris terror attack.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 1/4

    CBS Radio News
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week host Bob Schieffer is joined by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss Race in America and the upcoming 114th Congress. Also this week, an update on efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 12/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Today on Face the Nation, Major Garrett speaks to Debora Patta on the search for AirAsia Flight 8501, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton admonishes officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, while former Mayor Rudy Giuliani calls on de Blasio to apologize to the NYPD.
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • Impressions From The Ice: A Poet Returns From Antarctica

    NPR Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Last year, a poet arrived at the end of the earth: Jynne Dilling Martin spent six weeks, funded by the National Science Foundation, living in Antarctica.She spent the summer (winter, to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) shadowing scientists as they went about their work, and writing about the people who call the icy continent home.Out of that project emerged many of the poems in her new collection, We Mammals In Hospitable Times.
  • Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

    Priska Neely
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For most of his life, Deon Taylor was all about basketball. "Ever since I can remember I've just been in love with the game," he says.His basketball career brought him a college scholarship and took him overseas, where he played professionally. Then he pivoted: in 2002, he gave up an athletic career to become a filmmaker.He started out making low-budget horror and comedy movies, but his latest film, Supremacy, is bigger.
  • Surströmming Revisited: Eating Sweden's Famously Stinky Fish

    Ari Shapiro
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxSknrMLz-A
  • Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

    editor
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P30yUzwSTKo
  • Recent Attacks Highlight Difficulty In Combating ISIS

    editor
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Startup Diaries: Social Media or Bust

    Lorraine White
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White of Hashtag Collective talks to The Next Women about utilising Social Media for your business.read more
  • Inspiring Change Through Design – The ABURY Design Experience

    Andrea Kolb
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Harper’s Bazaar Germany is presenting this unique open call to international fashion students and emerging designers to preserve world crafts and culture.read more
  • Virgin StartUps: Help For Small Businesses

    Coral Turner
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Having attended a Virgin Startup event, I say to fellow entrepreneurs ‘get involved’: it’s the best thing that you can do for you and your business.The line-up of female speakers taking time out of their busy schedules to share the ups, downs, and ultimate triumphs was more than just a rally call for female entrepreneurs to take their seed ideas, plant them, nourish them and watch them grow!read more
  • EntrepreneurCountry Global Forum – The Art of War – Sun Tzu

    Lucy Catten
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    3 February 2015 - 8:30am6:00pm Royal Institution of Great Britain, London Special Ticket Offer! On 3 February 2015, citizens of EntrepreneurCountry Global will come to the Royal Institution of Great Britain to share their stories of building their firms, engaging with David/ Goliath (depending on which one you are), overcoming near death experiences and getting to the breakthrough moments, and to get an update on the building of EntrepreneurCountry Global – that country founded to be the place where the future’s operating model for society and business already…
  • Tipping Points In Chocolate

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bartl is a third generation social entrepreneur who works to evolve standards to influence food sovereignity and agroecology. She is the mother of BLYSSchocolate.com, which harvests cacao beans for foodies who expect more from chocolate. Here, she shares her predicted chocolate trends for the coming year. read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The Amazon Echo has learned a new trick or two with its latest software update. According to ZDNet, the newly released update for Amazon’s speaker and virtual assistant gadget gives it new abilities to control playback for Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora. Tell it to pause playback or skip to the next song, for example, and your Echo will obey your command. Although the Echo could previously play music from the aforementioned apps and services, ZDNet says, it couldn’t control playback—you had to actually control playback yourself through your phone. So last decade. It still won’t start…
  • HTC is running behind schedule with its M7 and M8 Lollipop update

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Last Summer, HTC set a goal to deliver an Android Lollipop update to M7 and M8 owners in the US within 90 days of the operating system’s release. Unfortunately, as Android Police points out, HTC will fall short of meeting that goal.In a statement published to the HTC site, Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, is hard at work on the update, but that it’ll fall short of its February 1 goal. “If you’ve been following the progress of this rollout you will know that Google has had to address several issues with this release,” Versi said in his statement. “We’ve…
  • Google Now adds data from Lyft, Airbnb and many more apps

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Google Now just got a lot smarter, adding data from dozens of outside apps to help people get more things done as they go about their day.Google Now is a search tool and digital assistant built into Android devices and the Chrome browser, and included as part of the Google search app for iOS. Until now it’s served up information about the weather, restaurant reservations, shipping notifications and nearby events based on people’s past Google searches and reading their Gmail messages. The content is presented as “cards” that users can swipe through and dismiss as they please. The idea…
  • MIT randomizes tasks to speed massive multicore processors

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As each new generation of computer processors arrives with a larger number of computing cores, computer scientists grapple with how best to make use of this proliferation of parallel power.Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a data structure that they claim can help large multicore processors churn through their workloads more effectively. Their trick? Do away with the traditional first-come, first-served work queue and assign tasks more randomly.MIT’s new SprayList algorithm allows processors with many cores to spread out their work so they don’t…
  • NEC aims at Big Data 'sweet spot' with new SAP Hana tool

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cloud computing and SAP’s Hana in-memory database can be a powerful combination for data analysis, and new tools could help to make sure it doesn’t fall down on the job.On Friday, NEC released a tool designed to make life easier for data analysts by boosting Hana availability in the cloud.Focusing in particular on users of the Amazon Web Services cloud, the new tool takes advantage of NEC’s ExpressCluster software. The tool can automatically detect system faults as SAP Hana runs on AWS and switch over to a standby server when problems arise. The result, NEC said, is to shorten downtime…
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    theGrio

  • Bobbi Kristina reportedly placed in medically induced coma

    Chris Witherspoon
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her home on Saturday morning. According to police, rescue workers were sent to her home in Roswell, Georgia, just around 10am after her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her in the tub. The two tried to administer CPR. Police arrived on the scene and also tried to resuscitate Brown until the Roswell Fire and Rescue personnel arrived. Bobbi Kristina was reportedly discovered face down in the bathtub this morning, and police searched her home for drugs. “She’s still breathing; she is…
  • Grandma wakes from coma four hours before family planned to end life support

    theGrio
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    It was a Christmas miracle. On December 22, just four hours before her family planned to pull her off of life support, Teri Roberts woke from her 12-day spiraling coma. At first, Roberts’ family thought she had the flu, but the bacterial infection quickly spiraled out of control, with her body sacrificing all four limbs in an attempt to save her organs from streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. Although she woke up, doctors will still need to amputate. Her son, Ryan, remembers the call from his father. “He said, ‘mom woke up,'” Ryan recalled. “‘She…
  • Stacey Dash: Some campus sex assault victims are ‘bad girls’ being ‘naughty’

    theGrio
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    This week Fox’s Outnumbered did a segment on the University of Virginia sorority organizations that have warned members to stay home during “bid week” because of sexual assault concerns. During the discussion Stacey Dash made it clear she thinks the report is “ridiculous,” especially because some victims are “bad girls” who want to be “naughty.” Dash clumsily explained: It’s ridiculous. And I think — the girls, I think it’s a good thing for the good girls, okay — women — to be told ‘stay home, be safe.’ The other bad girls —…
  • Lawyer arrested for asking police not to question client

    theGrio
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Jami Tillotson, a deputy public defender for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, was arrested on Tuesday for doing her job. Tillotson was standing with her client, an African-American male, when San Francisco Police Inspector Brian Stansbury began taking pictures with a camera phone. Tillotson stepped in to stop the questioning and prevent the pictures, pointing out that her client was in court on minor theft charges and that Stansbury was questioning him on an unrelated matter. “Look, you can either step aside, he can be released in two minutes or we can make this…
  • Kanye West and President Obama appear to be on good terms in Instagram photo

    Blue Telusma
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    On Friday Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram an autographed photo with President Barack Obama, with the caption: ‘#FBF POTUS’ In the picture the 53-year-old Commander-in-chief is seen standing in between the couple, who were married for six months at the time. However, Kanye West and the president haven’t always been on the best of terms. In 2009, West made headlines at the MTV Video Music Awards for infamously storming the stage and proclaiming Taylor Swift unworthy of her Best Female Video award. When asked about the incident, President Obama commented that the…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Stolen Vehicle

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Colorado K-12 Funding PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: k-12, funding, mandate, amendment, 23, tabor, rebate, colorado, budget Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Standardized Tests

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Standardized Tests PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: standardized, tests, commom, core, new, economy, disruption, innovation, public, schools, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Charlie Hebdo

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Charlie Hebdo PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: charlie, hebdo, cartoonist, massacre, shooting, paris, jihad, islamic, terror, satire, islam Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Infrastructure

    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Infrastructure PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 KEYWORDS: infrastructure, highway, trust, fund, gas, tax, oil, price, democrat, republican, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Wildfire briefing, January 30, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Fire near Lake Disston, Florida Kenny Arnaldi took this photo Wednesday of a wildfire a mile south of Lake Disston, Florida. Bushfire burns into Waroona in Western Australia A bushfire threatening Waroona, about 100 kilometers south of Perth. A large bushfire has burned into the city of Waroona in Western Australia about 100 kilometers south of Perth. (Map) Below is an excerpt from an article at abc.net.au updated at about 4 p.m. MST, January 30, 2015: An out-of-control bushfire is threatening lives and homes at Waroona in Western Australia, with up to three properties believed to be damaged…
  • Angeles National Forest Supervisor transfers months before retirement

    Bill Gabbert
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Tom Contreras, former Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. USFS photo. The Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest transferred into a different job in mid-January months before he is scheduled to retire this spring. Tom Contreras is now serving as an assistant to the Regional Forester in Vallejo, California across the bay from San Francisco. After Mr. Contreras left, an acting Forest Supervisor was appointed to temporarily fill the position — Daniel Lovato, currently the Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. Mr. Contreras became the Forest…
  • Behind the scenes at “The Big Burn”

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Actors simulate taking refuge in Pulaski’s cave, during the filming of “The Fire that Changed Everything – The Big Burn”. Screen shot from the video below. After the confusion about when “The Fire that Changed Everything – The Big Burn” would be aired, it now appears certain that it will be on PBS February 3. As you probably know, the fires of 1910 affected wildland fire management for the next 100 years. Below is a “behind the scenes” video showing some of the filming as it occurred, and candid shots of the actors between shots. It took…
  • Five fires started from escaped burn piles near Eldorado National Forest

    Bill Gabbert
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    On Saturday, January 24, five fires were ignited by burn piles that escaped on private timber lands near the Eldorado National Forest in northeast California. Two of the fires burned 33 acres each. The piles were originally ignited in December. Judging from the photos and reports from firefighters, the fire behavior was impressive for January. In 2014 the El Dorado NF only had one fire that required a Type 3 Incident Commander. That was the King Fire fire east of Placerville, California where 12 firefighters deployed their fire shelters in front of advancing flames and were directed to…
  • HID West prescribed fire in Everglades

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Photo by Aerin Land, NPS Everglades National Park Fire Management personnel conducted the HID West prescribed fire on January 23. The objectives were to consume dead and decaying vegetation, to release nutrients that promote new growth, and improve habitat. Photo by Cory Dutton, NPS Photo by Aerin Land, NPS
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Putin's Way

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

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

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

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the world's first global Ponzi scheme, and how he got away with it for so long...
  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet

    Deontrea Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Central Texans helping save lives through blood donations Baylor Scott & White Health officials honored more than 400 individual blood donors and several community blood drives at its Annual Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet on January 29 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. “Community blood drives account for half of our blood supply,” […] The post Community Donors Honored At Blood Donor Appreciation Banquet appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock First In Central Texas Region to Offer Patients Same-Day Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement

    Katherine Voss
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, a hospital within Baylor Scott & White Health, is the first hospital in the Central Texas region to perform a same-day joint replacement discharge on a patient who underwent a direct anterior total hip replacement surgery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock First In Central Texas Region to Offer Patients Same-Day Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Offers Acid Reflux Screening

    Katherine Voss
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Test offers improved diagnosis and treatment of reflux disease Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, a hospital within Baylor Scott & White Health, is offering a diagnostic test to detect acid reflux in the throat. The near epidemic increase in the U.S. incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) has […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock Offers Acid Reflux Screening appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Making Difference for Cancer Patients

    Deontrea Jones
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Autologous Stem Cell Transplant program at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple, which has transplanted stem cells in 118 patients, has received an internationally recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The program is the only one with this accreditation between […] The post Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Making Difference for Cancer Patients appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
 
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Near Record Snow Burying Greenland

    malterwitty
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
  • Did The Federal Reserve Make A Major Math Error When Reporting Its December Gold Withdrawals?

    malterwitty
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    According to the NY Fed, 177 tons of gold have been withdawn from its vault in 2014; according to foreign central banks, at least 207 tons of gold were withdrawn from the NY Fed in 2014. Did a Fed intern make a very glaring math error or is something else going on?
  • Caught On Tape: Dijsselbloem To Varoufakis: "You Just Killed The Troika"

    malterwitty
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Yesterday saw the clearest example yet of Europe's anger that the Greeks may choose their own path as opposed to following the EU's non-sovereign leadership's demands when the most uncomfortable moment ever caught on tape - the moment when Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (he of the "template" foot in mouth disease) stood up at the end of the EU-Greece press conference, awkwardly shook hands with Greece's new finance minister, and whispered..."you have just killed the Troika," to which Varoufakis responded... "wow!"
  • Think Greece is in a mess? Wait till the UK's debt mountain explodes in our face

    malterwitty
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Our debts, national and personal, are huge. We can never pay them off. Our trade imbalance is just as bad. Our recovery is based entirely on a house-price balloon that could burst in a moment. The main effort of the Government is to avoid any shocks until the Election is over – but what then? I feel for the Greeks. I don’t blame them for refusing to endure more collective punishment, though they were foolish – as we are now – to let politicians lead them into a swamp of debt. But I wonder whether, not far hence, it will be the Greeks who are sympathising with us.
  • Microsoft to business: Don't worry about Windows 10, consumers will test it

    malterwitty
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Microsoft on Friday said consumers would become coal mine canaries who turn up bugs and problems in each Windows 10 update months before businesses have to commit to the fixes. In a blog post that outlined enterprise options for deploying Windows 10's faster update tempo, Microsoft formalized what has been a long-standing practice by savvy customers: wait to accept an update until unwitting others shake out the bugs and Microsoft fixes them.
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    Civil Rights & Wrongs

  • California Bans State Judges From Joining Boy Scouts

    Eric G. Young
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    By:  Eric G. Young, Esq. On January 23rd, the California Supreme Court unanimously decided that state judges can no longer belong to the Boy Scouts of America.   Under a statewide judicial ethics provision, California’s judges are prohibited from belonging to … Continue reading →
  • New Louisiana Law Would Force Brain Dead, Pregnant Women To Remain On Life Support

    Eric G. Young
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recently, and by an overwhelming majority, the Louisiana Legislature passed one of the most invasive anti-choice bills imaginable,  HB 1274.  The bill would require physicians and hospitals to keep brain dead, pregnant women on life support in order to keep … Continue reading →
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Calif. Video Game Law

    Eric G. Young
    30 Jun 2011 | 11:30 am
    Reprinted from my blog, Cyber-Esq.  The full Supreme Court opinion is in the Box under “Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Video Game Case:” On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 7-2 opinion, that a 2005 California law aimed at … Continue reading →
  • Thank You, Mr. President!

    Eric G. Young
    2 May 2011 | 3:56 pm
    Much is being written all over the Internet today about President Obama’s speech last night, what these events portend, who should take credit for bin Laden’s death, and whether credit should be apportioned for political gain.  I am re-printing here … Continue reading →
  • Thank You, Thank You!

    Eric G. Young
    21 Mar 2011 | 10:05 pm
    Another milestone was reached here at CRW this month.  The blog now has in excess of 20,000 unique page views.  I am so thankful to all of you who took time from your busy schedules to check out my blog.  … Continue reading →
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • We’re hiring interns

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

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

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

    Tobias
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Which books in fiction and non-fiction are an absolute must-read? We scraped data from respected awards, literary supplements & book review sites to create two interactive consensus clouds: » Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read » Novels Everyone Should Read  Taken from the infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
  • Diversity in Tech – Visualized

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In response to a clarion call for diversity figures, many tech companies have released figures on the gender and ethnicity of their workforces. Facebook were first, quickly followed by Google and Yahoo. Several more giants of tech have followed. Here, for quick reference, we gather and visualise all the released figures thus far. » See the visualisation » Examine the data Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Pakistan an irreplaceable, all-weather friend: China

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    BEIJING: China said on Monday that Pakistan was its irreplaceable and all-weather friend and both the countries were part of the community of shared destiny. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to China, on Monday appreciated Beijing’s support and said greater international focus and coordination needed to logically conclude fight against terrorism. The world must understand evolving environment, he said during important meetings with senior Chinese leaders, including State Leader Chairman Peoples Conference, Yu Zhengsheng in Beijing. Yu Zhengsheng in…
  • Ten killed in Greek fighter plane crash in Spain

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:54 am
    Ten people were killed and 19 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, the defence ministry said. The F-16 crashed at about 3:20 pm (1420 GMT) shortly after taking off at a training centre in Albacete, 260 km (160 miles) southeast of the capital Madrid. France’s defence ministry said that one Frenchman was killed and five seriously injured. “The plane, part of the Tactical Leadership Programme of NATO was carrying out a (training) exercise when during take-off the plane lost power, crashing into the parking area for planes, crashing into…
  • Hrithik Roshan in Bhuj to shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan arrived in Bhuj, Gujarat to begin shooting for his much-anticipated ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in 2014’s superhit ‘Bang Bang’, will shoot for the Ashutosh Gowariker directed movie from today onwards. ‘Mohenjo Daro’, an epic adventure love story, will mark the Bollywood debut of actress Pooja Hegde. This is Hrithik Roshan’s second movie with Ashutosh Gowariker after the hit ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ where he played the role of Akbar. Mohenjo Daro will release in 2016.Hrithik Roshan in Bhuj to shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’
  • Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zealand hotel

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Karachi: Pakistan’s promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on shifting to another room and by that time had developed high fever after which the team authorities pressed the hotel management to change his room immediately. Perhaps this is the first time a Pakistani cricketer has faced a problem of this kind on tour as…
  • Australian Open: Tomas Berdych shocks Rafael Nadal in quarter-final; ends 17-match hoodoo against Spaniard

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets quarterfinal loss against Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych, who ended a 17-match losing streak against the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semifinals. Seventh seed Berdych thrashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) and would next face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four. An 18th successive defeat for Berdych would have helped Nadal set a new record for men’s tennis. Berdych, who began working with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu at the end of 2014, said that it feels ‘great’, adding that the…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • A BP UPDATE >>> Woman charged with murder in the death of Andrea Carroll of Long Island…

    media
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    Accused asked judge who are the persons she conspired with? Daphanie Knowles, 47, was arraigned in the murder of Andrea Caroll of Long Island. Photo by Tribune242.com Nassau, Bahamas — The long arm of the law has caught up with a woman this time in the death of Andrea Carroll from Long Island. You would remember how we reported Carroll, a webshop employee, was found tied and dead in her home. Bahamas Press can now report yesterday, Daphanie Knowles, 47, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt accused of murder charge under section 291 (1a) of the Penal Code chapter 84.
  • DPM Davis Encourages Young Men to ‘Make a Change’

    media
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis. Urban Renewal 2.0 Director on Grand Bahama Ms. Michelle Reckley along with DPM Davis in Pine Ridge. FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Public Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis, on Friday urged young men to ‘make a change’ in their lives so that they may fulfill their roles in the growth and development of the country. The Deputy Prime Minister was the guest speaker at the Urban Renewal Mental Health Seminar for Young Men at the Pine Ridge Urban Renewal Centre. He said he was…
  • Attorney General Madam Allyson Maynard-Gibson spoke to Swift Justice, Safty and Freedom at opening of Legal Year…

    media
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    REMARKS UPON THE OPENING OF LEGAL YEAR 2015 Madam Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC - Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas - Nassau Guardian File Photo. The Honourable Allyson Maynard Gibson, Q.C. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas January 14, 2015 May it please Your Lordship: May I note that Justices Ian Winder and Deborah Fraser have joined the Bench and thank Justice Claire Hepburn has retired? We thank her for her service. I also note the presence of the President of the Court of Appeal, Mrs. Anita Allen…
  • Anglican Archbishop Hosted to Dinner at Government House

    media
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    NASSAU, The Bahamas – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre, hosted a dinner in honour of the Anglican Archbishop of the West Indies the Most Reverend Dr. the Hon. John Holder, third right, January 24. Present also were from left: Mrs. Bernadette Christie, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, the Anglican Bishop of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands the Right Reverend Laish Boyd, and Mrs. Joann Boyd. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
  • The no-nonsense Justice Hartman Longley to be sworn-in as Chief Justice on Monday morning!

    media
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    A new man is headed to the top of the Supreme Court! Praise GOD! Justice Hartman Longley Nassau, Bahamas — A man who is known to send criminals deep into the bowels of the prisons for the rest of their natural lives, Justice Hartman Longley is expected to take the seat at the country’s new Chief Justice! Bahamas Press teams on Grand Bahama have just been informed of the great news which confirms Justice Longley will take the oath of office at Government House on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 10am. Dame Marguerite Pindling will do the honours before members of the beach and the executive. BP…
 
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • God and the G.O.P.

    Amy Davidson
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The brief apparition of a third Mitt Romney Presidential bid vanished last Friday, with a conference call to several of his supporters. “You can’t imagine how hard it is for Ann and me to step aside,” Romney told them. He added that he thought he would have won the Republican nomination again, and that he’d had the “best chance,” this time, to win the Presidency. There was a surprising reason for this optimism, which he had alluded to a couple of weeks earlier, during a speech at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting, on board the U.S.S. Midway. Despite his previous…
  • What Happened to Alberto Nisman?

    Jonathan Blitzer
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    On January 18th, just before midnight, an Argentine state prosecutor named Alberto Nisman turned up dead in his apartment. The cause of death was a shot to the head, fired from a .22-calibre pistol that the prosecutor had borrowed from his assistant the day before. Nisman told his assistant that an Argentine spy had warned him that his life was in danger. The two main doors to the apartment were locked, and several bodyguards had been standing watch outside. Analysis of a third passageway, a small nook used to gain access to the apartment’s air-conditioning unit, revealed a footprint and a…
  • Natalie Prass Escapes Nashville

    Rachel Syme
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Nashville is an industry town, and, like any city that doubles as a factory for cultural production, it can wear its workers down. Making music there is often done in an assembly-line fashion, on hard deadlines. A songwriter lucky enough to land a publishing deal might find herself writing five songs a week, locked in a room with a co-writer she’s just met, for days, until they come up with a sellable hook. And those are the lucky ones. The city creates and disseminates huge country stars, of course, but even the biggest names often leave Big Twang behind. Taylor Swift, who cut her teeth in…
  • Weekend Reading: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Lawyer, A Men’s-Rights Icon, and More

    Andrea DenHoed
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes to trial for his alleged participation in the Boston Marathon bombing, the person sitting beside him will be the defense lawyer Judy Clarke, whom Scott Helman wrote about for the Boston Globe. Clarke and a handful of other lawyers around the country have made a specialty of defending infamous clients in high-profile cases. Clarke’s previous clients include Jared Loughner, who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski; and the so-called twentieth 9/11 hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui. Helman describes the difficult legal and emotional work…
  • “Timbuktu” and “Girlhood”

    Richard Brody
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Two movies on the same theme—patriarchal control of women’s bodies and, in particular, black women’s bodies—are opening this weekend: one, Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu,” is a masterwork, and the other, Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” is fascinating but mediocre. The aesthetic difference between the two movies isn’t merely ornamental or academic; it’s the difference between an experience and a mechanism, between a world view and a thesis. Sciamma’s film moves backward—she knows where her protagonist is meant to end up, and she seems to retrofit the action to bring…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Corporate tax cuts fail to create "dynamic effects" in Finland

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    The 800 million euro reduction to corporate taxes that came into effect in early 2014 has not brought about the desired economic growth, according to economist Petri Malinen from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (FFE).“The so-called dynamic effects to our economy that were hoped for simply did not come to pass,” Malinen says. “The reduction could not have alleviated the downward trends in the global economy, and that is the thing keeping Finland down, as well.”In March, 2013 Finland’s government decided to reduce the corporate tax down to just 20 percent, which was lower than…
  • MP: Ownership steering quarrel Minister Paatero’s fault

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    National Coalition Party MP Ben Zyskowicz appeared on Yle’s morning politics show on Saturday, saying that Sirpa Paatero, the minister in charge of ownership steering for state-owned companies, has made several gaffes in deciding over remunerations for the companies’ board members.”She has performed extremely ineptly,” Zyskowicz said in the television interview.Zyskowicz said that Paatero’s decision to forego the compensation boosts to board members on Tuesday was the right one. However, he says she should not have allowed the remuneration proposal to go through in the first…
  • More than 20 cm of snow expected in south

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    A long-lasting precipitation front is moving over southern Finland. The Finnish Meteorological Institute says that 10—20 cm of snow can be expected in southern and central parts of the country during Saturday and Sunday.”The snow will not come in blizzards, but will last a long time,” says meteorologist Paavo Korpela.Saturday evening and Sunday night will see dense snowfall in Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso. In Uusimaa, more than 20 cm of snow may be expected. Driving winds will turn the fallen snow into drifts.Korpela says that, at the moment, the snow is dry and frosty, but that there is a…
  • EASA warns airlines – Finnair planes high enough over Pakistan

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Finnish national carrier Finnair reports that its passenger airplanes are still flying over Pakistan after a precautionary advisory from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Finnair’s planes were already operating at an altitude of some 11,000 metres at the time of the warning. The EASA’s minimum altitude recommendation is some 7,000 metres.The EASA says that all airlines operating in Pakistan’s airspace need to exercise extreme caution due to a terrorist threat. No airlines have so far needed to change their routes, and there has been no drop in air traffic. Authorities have…
  • Greens unveil “no cuts” election campaign

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    The Green League has announced that it will campaign for this April’s general elections on a ticket of opposition to the billions of euros' worth of cuts proposed by the government. Launching the party’s election campaign in Helsinki on Saturday, the Greens’ leader, Ville Niinistö, claimed that the state's finances can be balanced during the course of the next parliament without slashing spending on areas such as education or healthcare. Unveiling the party’s election slogan, “Now or never,” Niinistö said that the current administration’s policy of "cheese slicing"…
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Bio-Riffing on Freud

    thuudung
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Biography in the age of psychoanalysis. Some lives – Freud’s, for example – resist neat explanation. Enter the “bio-riff”… more
  • Romantics, Romanticism, and history

    thuudung
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Romantics after Romanticism. Did the aesthetic movement have a political afterlife? Consider the French Revolution, National Socialism, and 1960s student rebels… more
  • “Wild West” of Academic Publishing

    thuudung
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Scholarly journals first appeared in 1665, and from the beginning they didn’t pay authors, peer reviewers, or editors. Is the economic model coming undone?… more
  • Animal with human voice

    thuudung
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Montaigne thought that animals could speak but that man was too arrogant to hear them. So if your dog spoke up, what would she say?… more
  • History of democracy

    thuudung
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Democracies lurch from crisis to crisis without ever addressing root causes – but also without collapsing. The result: complacency and drift… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • How to Approach Owned and Earned Media

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

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

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

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

    Samuel Scott
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Over the past two years, SEOMoz became Moz, ThunderSEO became ThunderActive, and seOverflow became Inflow. Although I do not work for these companies, I would argue that they — and likely many more — have been rebranding themselves by removing affiliations to “SEO” and instead associating themselves with good, old-fashioned “marketing.” The reason? The phrase “SEO” has become tainted with an association with dubious efforts to rank highly in Google with “linkbuilding” and other tricks that increasingly — and thankfully — no longer work. Nutshell: In 2015 and beyond,…
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • Rev. Graham: Christians Need to Get Involved in Politics

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    (CNS News)—..."Our country has changed.," said Franklin Graham. "We've got to take a stand. We cannot back up, we cannot retreat."The reverend, who oversees the organization his father founded, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international relief group Samaritan's Purse,... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Making Right Choices in Questionable Issues

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Dr. Charles Bing GraceLife Ministries Sometimes Christians must choose whether or not to participate in certain "questionable" practices. A questionable issue is a "gray area" of activity or a choice not directly addressed by the Bible as right or wrong. Good Christians can disagree about many... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • US Passports on Verge of Elimination? Soros-Funded Plan Champions 'North American Union'

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    (WND)—A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • FBI Report: More Guns Correlated with Less Crime in First Half of 2014

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    (BREITBART)—...private gun sales skyrocketed during 2013 with 21,093,273 background checks. And now the FBI reports that during the first six months of 2014—the first six months that all these new guns were in the hands of Americans—"offenses" in the categories of violent crimes and property crimes... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Shell Signs $11 Billion Deal to Build Petrochemicals Plant in Iraq

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    (REUTERS)—Royal Dutch Shell signed a deal with Iraq on Wednesday worth $11 billion to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra, boosting the country's aim to become a major regional energy player and diversify its income.Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi told a news conference... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
 
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    Deadline

  • ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Wins Annie Awards’ Top Honor

    Erik Pedersen
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:39 pm
    We have an animated Oscar frontrunner, ladies and gentlemen. How To Train Your Dragon 2 dominated the 42nd annual Annie Awards tonight. The DreamWorks Animation sequel won Best Animated Feature, Best Director for Dean DeBlois and four other trophies during the ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Its two studio rivals were way behind: Awards-season favorite but Oscar-snubbed The Lego Movie won only one award, for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s writing, and Disney’s Big Hero…
  • 42nd Annual Annie Awards – Complete Winners List

    Erik Pedersen
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
    DreamWorks Animation’s highflying sequel How To Train Your Dragon 2 sailed away with the big prize tonight at the 42nd annual Annie Awards. Writer-director Dean DeBlois‘ film scored a leading six trophies, including Director and Best Animation Feature over the other four Oscar nominees in the category and snubbed multiple award winner The Lego Movie. The top TV honor went to Fox’s The Simpsons, still going strong in its 26th season. Homer and the gang bagged their 13th…
  • ‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ Takes Top Dramatic Honors At Sundance; Is It The Next ‘Whiplash’? – Winners List

    Dominic Patten
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    UPDATED with details and quotes: The Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony tonight in Park City saw a dramatic dual decision and strong political voices to put a cap on a hot-deals festival. Like last year, when Whiplash took both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award on its way to an Best Picture Oscar nomination, the much-sought Me And Earl And The Dying Girl took both this year. "I want to dedicate this to all the young filmmakers in my hometown of…
  • ‘Birdman’ Dominates Australian Academy’s AACTA International Awards

    Nancy Tartaglione
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Birdman landed four wins including Best Film tonight at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ fourth annual AACTA International Awards for film in Los Angeles. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s film, which went in with a leading seven nominations, also won Best Direction, Screenplay and Lead Actor, for Michael Keaton. Still Alice‘s Julianne Moore was named Best Actress. The ceremony was part of the G'Day USA Gala at the Hollywood Palladium, which also honored T…
  • ADG Awards Live Blog

    Ross A. Lincoln
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    The Art Directors Guild's 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are being presented tonight from the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Comedian Owen Benjamin is host of the awards that honor the best in production design in 11 categories for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. As previously announced, Christopher Nolan will receive the Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award. Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior…
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    The Conversation

  • Queensland votes: how the numbers are falling for Labor

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, Labor has come back from near annihilation in 2012 to be on the brink of securing a majority in Queensland's parliament. AAP/John PrykeWith 70.6% of the Queensland state election vote counted, the ABC is giving Labor 44 seats to 33 for the Liberal National Party (LNP). Two Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) and one Independent have also won seats. Counting of votes resumed on Sunday. Unfortunately, there are problems with the current ABC count because the ABC computer uses the results from the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ), which has selected the…
  • Queensland vote rocks Abbott

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    The rout in Queensland is shocking news for Tony Abbott. It will terrify federal backbenchers and further destabilise his leadership. It puts up in lights that the unpopular federal Coalition could easily become a one term government. That the Liberal National Party would be on the brink of losing Queensland – with the ABC’s Antony Green predicting a Labor win as the most likely outcome – was almost inconceivable before the vote, given the massive majority that Campbell Newman won just three years ago. A swing of more than 11% to the ALP in one election is mind-blowing. Newman’s…
  • Queensland voters send a strong message to eject Newman

    Todd Winther, PhD Candidate in Political Science at Griffith University
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    With the final Queensland election result still hanging in the balance, Campbell Newman – flanked by his wife Lisa – conceded he had lost his own seat and would leave politics. Nine News“My political career is over.” Campbell Newman’s spectacular entry into Queensland state politics has only been trumped by his spectacular exit. After less than three years in power, and having led the LNP to a record victory in 2012, Newman has bowed out of politics after losing his Brisbane seat of Ashgrove. Even worse, his Liberal National Party looks increasingly unlikely to be able to hang onto…
  • Labor on the brink of a shock election win in Queensland

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:09 am
    Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has seen off Queensland Premier Campbell Newman – can she win government too? AAP/Dan PeledQueensland appears headed for a hung parliament or even a shock Labor win, with Premier Campbell Newman conceding defeat in his own seat less than three years after leading the Liberal National Party to a record-breaking victory. If it is a hung parliament, with neither party able to win a 45-seat majority, Labor would have to break a pre-election promise even before forming government. Both the Liberal National and Labor parties explicitly ruled out doing deals with…
  • Will Your Lipstick cause Early Menopause?

    Ian Musgrave, Senior lecturer in Pharmacology at University of Adelaide
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I was going to avoid blogging on this topic, but seeing as the story made the Australian with the headline “Chemicals in lipstick and cleaning products linked to early menopause”, I feel I have to weigh in a bit to avoid undue panic and the inevitable dangers of people hurling their lipsticks out the window at great speed. Also, there are issues of science communication and “the dose makes the poison” To set the scene, there are a number of chemicals that are persistent pollutants in the environment such as polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCB’s) and phthalates. These can weakly mimic…
 
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  • New Article Reports on the Digitization of a Rare Book Collection at University of Illinois (UIUC)

    Gary Price
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    From The Daily Illini: In the third floor of the University Main Library, staff members from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are working to catalog and digitize a collection of around 20,000 books and manuscripts. Official cataloging began after receiving funding this past winter. The collection has been housed at the University of Illinois since 1921. Although the books are centuries old, they have been preserved in a vault in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at a controlled temperature and humidity level. Chloe Ottenhoff, the lead cataloger of the project, said that before…
  • From Fee to Free: Google Earth Pro Becomes a Free Resource

    Gary Price
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    From the Google Lat Long Blog: Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world. Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will…
  • South Korea: Public Libraries Evolve Into Cultural Complexes

    Gary Price
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Inside Korea/Korea.net visits four public libraries in South Korea. This article includes many photographs. From the Article: There are a number of children playing in the indoor playground. There is also a breastfeeding room. Visitors can access free WiFi anywhere in the building for their information technology (IT) gadgets. There are free lectures on the humanities and on practical technologies, and movie screenings, too, at no cost. All of these are occurring at one single place. Libraries are evolving into cultural centers. Only a few decades ago, libraries were literally places where…
  • Video: A Fire at One of Russia’s Largest Academic Libraries Causes Extensive Damage

    Gary Price
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    UPDATE: Jan 31, 2015 Over One Million Documents Damaged in Fire (via Channel News Asia) “It’s a major loss for science. This is the largest collection of its kind in the world, probably equivalent to the (United States) Library of Congress,” Vladimir Fortov, president of the Russian Academy of Sciences was quoted as saying by Russia press agencies. From Sputnik One: The library of the Academic Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) in Moscow, a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of historical documents and millions of books, caught fire on Friday night.
  • The New York Times Profiles NYPL Reference Librarian, Matthew Boylan

    Gary Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    It’s not all that often we see a nearly one thousand word profile of a working librarian in The New York Times but today is one of those days. Awesome! Get to know Matthew Boylan and his work as a member of the Ask N.Y.P.L virtual reference service. From the Article: Mr. Boylan and the eight other full-time researchers sit in a network of cubicles in the library’s Main Branch at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and field about 300 requests a day. “In a certain sense, the work I do begins where the Internet ends,” Mr. Boylan said. “Certain things you can’t find with Google.”…
 
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  • Top violators among fracking companies range from Chesapeake and Cabot to smaller firms

    fulltextreports
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Top violators among fracking companies range from Chesapeake and Cabot to smaller firms Source: Environment America From Fortune 500 companies like Cabot Oil, to fly-by-night operators, to firms like Chevron who tout their clean records — virtually all types of fracking outfits are prone to breaking rules intended to protect the environment and public health, […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Defense Health Care: Additional Information Needed about Mental Health Provider Staffing Needs. GAO-15-184, January 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-184 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668209.pdf 2. Federal Workforce: OPM and Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Identify and Close Mission-Critical Skills Gaps. GAO-15-223, January 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-223 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668203.pdfFiled under: Government Accountability Office, […]
  • China — Labor Rights Violations Continue in the Toy Industry

    fulltextreports
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Labor Rights Violations Continue in the Toy Industry Source: China Labor Watch China Labor Watch (CLW) today published a 66-page investigative report on continued labor rights violations in the toy industry. The four-factory investigation includes plants that manufacture for Mattel and Fisher-Price, Disney, Hasbro, Crayola, and other major international toy brand companies. During the investigation, […]
  • Banks that make the most money, and the least, on credit card loans

    fulltextreports
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Banks that make the most money, and the least, on credit card loans Source: CreditCards.com The most lucrative card companies are ones you probably never heard of — but whose cards you just might carry. Store-card issuers Comenity Bank and Synchrony Financial, formerly called GE Capital, reaped the most interest and fees from their cardholders […]
  • Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011–2012

    fulltextreports
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011–2012 Source: National Center for Health Statistics Key findings Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2012 Five percent of adults aged 60 and over had weak muscle strength. Thirteen percent had intermediate muscle strength, while 82% had normal muscle strength. The […]
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  • 5 Ways the Middle Class Is Getting Screwed

    John Hawkins
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:38 pm
    My latest Townhall column is called, 5 Ways the Middle Class Is Getting Screwed. Here’s an excerpt from the column. When Democrats talk about middle class Americans, they almost inevitably
  • Millennials Buy into Homeownership

    Thomas Purcell
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn’t good for anyone. According to USA Today, homeownership for Americans age 35 and under declined to 36.2 percent in the
  • Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean”

    Michael Reagan
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of “American Sniper” a “psychopath patriot.” Michael Moore called military snipers “cowards” who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said “American Sniper” appeals mostly
  • Obama’s 529 Tax Break Debacle

    Rick Jensen
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Since when is canceling a tax-free college savings plan a hand-up to the middle class? When President Obama says it is. Parents and Republicans emailed, called, protested, lobbied and raged
  • Wasserman Schultz Brings the Hammer Down on MSNBC For Anti-Israel Bias, Offers Other Candid Remarks [AUDIO]

    Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Okay, did we just slip into a parallel universe? Because Wasserman Schultz is sounding strangely like a real Jew and just a tad conservative. I can’t believe I just said
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  • Kids find the tipping point: Every 45 minutes a child enters an emergency room because of a TV tip-over

    M Lapham
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    We all remember our mothers telling us that too much TV will turn our brains to mush … there are certainly some shows that would do that … but there is a more physical danger… televisions toppling over on kids. The problem is so common Gov. Snyder has declared February 1 Furniture, Appliance, and TV Tip-Over Day. Ways to prevent these kinds of events are usually very simple. Things like rearranging furniture, installing braces and wall-mounting straps to secure large or heavy furniture or appliances, and recycling old an unused appliances is not only easy, but can make all of the…
  • Inaugural Thumbs Up Detroit conference aims to attract people and businesses to the city

    Karen Dybis
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    What if there was an event that pretty much focused on raising Detroit’s collective self-esteem? It would need an optimistic name, an enthusiastic group of organizers and a long-term commitment to the city’s future. That is the basic formula behind the new Thumbs Up Detroit Conference and Exposition, a three-day event scheduled for March 12 to 14 at Cobo Arena. The event has two parts: a one-day business conference followed by a two-day exposition that brings students, artists, creatives and others together to show off the best the city has to offer. What better way, organizers say, to…
  • It’s cold outside and many are suffering … Winter Survival Radiothon hopes to raise $1 million to help

    M Lapham
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Here in the Midwest, the winter’s brutality is legendary. Most of us are weathering it in warm homes and heated cars. But for those struggling, four walls may not even keep them safe from the cold. The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) can help. For the 12th year, WWJ and THAW have teamed up to hold the annual Winter Survival Radiothon to help keep the heat on for those in need. From 5:00 am to 7:00 pm on Feb. 6, the fundraising will take place live on WWJ 950. The war against the elements has been going on since 2004, and in that time almost $11 million has been raised in cash and utility…
  • Michigan Farming Initiative hopes to bring Children’s Sensory Garden to New Center and they need your vote

    Marge Sorge
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    It’s amazing what Detroit can accomplish when we all work together. Here’s an opportunity to do just that with a simple click of your mouse. Here’s the deal. Detroit is in competition with three other cities for a $40,000 Urban Farming Grant from Miracle Gro. The grant will help fund a Children’s Sensory Garden in the New Center neighborhood. That garden will provide a hands-on, outdoor classroom for local youth to experience nature firsthand. Now that would be very cool. Here’s what you do. You can vote once each day through February 9.  Just click this link…
  • Sphinx conference hopes to bring more diversity to the performing arts

    M Lapham
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    What is the best way to increase diversity in the arts? There is no easy answer. That’s why for the third year, the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization is having a summit to discuss the issue. Jane Chu SphinxCon: ENGAGE, the organization’s national conference on inclusion and diversity in the arts, will take place from January 30 through February 1 at the Westin Book Cadillac. More than 40 arts leaders, including National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu, will address the challenges surrounding diversity in the performing arts and discuss innovative solutions to engage…
 
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  • Google created arms with synthetic human skin to fight cancer

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Google wants to kill cancer using nanotech. For someone like me who lost a mother to cancer, research and development towards beating this nasty mammal disorder is music to my senses. Luckily for people like us who are still free from cancer, tech giant Google is working hard and spending millions of dollars to help find […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Beer can actually help protect brain thanks to hops

    Jon Kristian Coa
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Researchers have added yet another reason to drink beer. A new study has just confirmed that the alcoholic drink which people love to take during the weekends, parties, and also while watching live sports events, is actually a good source of compound that could protect human’s brain. According to several reports on the web, Chinese scientists explored other potential benefits […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Google NOW Platform Evolves With A Brand New Deck Of Virtual Cards

    Raphael Labuguen
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Google’s mobile platform, Google Now, is bringing a new set of virtual cards from third-party companies and services including the ability to see suggested AirBnb listings, fetch a Lyft offer on way home and even the list of songs that were recently “Shazam’d.” GOOGLE is bringing a new deck of cards to its popular mobile […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Verizon Communications Finally Giving “Snap” Supercookies Opt Out Option

    Raphael Labuguen
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Verizon Communications said its customers can now opt-out of the ‘super cookies’ which lets the carrier track users and collect information about a customer’s online behaviour. The largest mobile provider in the United States, Verizon Wireless, said in a press release that it will now give its customers the option to fully evade the super-cookies program aimed […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
  • Watch: London Fox filmed visiting a Caffe Nero branch

    Orpha Buena
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    FOX sightings everywhere. While people in the U.S. are busy loving the rare red fox spotted skulking inside the Yosemite National Park, a fox was also filmed stopping for short visit inside a London coffee shop, no spilled drink. And while mainstream news sites in the US are busy reporting about the rare sighting of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox earlier this […] This is the summary of the article, please click the title or any link and visit our site to read the rest. Thanks for the support.. Much love, POP Herald
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  • ‘French Kiss’ DJ Lil Louis May Lose Hearing After Airhorn Incident

    Qwest7
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    *The career of Chicago-born DJ Lil Louis could be in jeopardy after he revealed he possibly suffered permanent hearing loss from a nearby airhorn in Manchester, England. The turntablist, called the “founding father of house,” detailed the incident on his Facebook fan page, saying he was preparing for his set in Manchester when there was […]
  • Richard Sherman’s Pregnant Girlfriend Tells Him to Not Miss Game if Baby Comes

    EurPublisher
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    *Dang, talk about bad timing. As the Super Bowl nears, one of the game’s participants, Richard Sherman has a decision to make. His girlfriend, Ashley Moss is pregnant and the baby, a boy, is scheduled to enter the world on February 12. But hey, you never know. It could happen tomorrow on the big day. […]
  • Shonda Rhimes Set to Produce Another Show for ABC, ‘The Catch’

    Deron Dalton
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    *ABC is already dominated with the success of Shonda Rhimes‘ shows. And now she’s adding another one to the list, “The Catch.” The new series will premiere in the fall and is built around a female forensic accountant focusing on exposing fraud, according to Variety. This will be Rhimes’ fifth show on the network within the […]
  • Stephen A. Smith Rips Marshawn Lynch’s ‘Disgraceful and Embarrassing’ Behavior During Radio Show

    Qwest7
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    *Marshawn Lynch’s brief replies to interview questions isn’t sitting well with Stephen A. Smith, who slammed the athlete Thursday on his SiriusXM radio show. According to Complex.com, Smith labeled Lynch’s behavior as “disgraceful and embarrassing” during “The Stephen A. Smith Show” while also taking aim against Josh Gordon and weed, in addition to Johnny Manziel […]
  • MLK’s Kids Open Door to Better Relations With Dismissal of Licensing Lawsuit

    Qwest7
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    *The door seems to be opening for better relations among the children of Martin Luther King Jr. as one of two lawsuits involving the siblings has been dropped. In a statement last week, Bernice King mentioned that her father’s estate voluntarily dropped its August 2013 lawsuit against the non-profit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for […]
 
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  • Anya Fernald Headlines Future of Food talk at Aquarium of the Pacific, February 4

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Anya Fernald Photo by Chad Ziemendorf The Aquarium of the Pacific is presenting The Future of Food, an ongoing series of talks hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons and featuring experts representing different sectors of the American food system.Read the rest of Anya Fernald Headlines Future of Food talk at Aquarium of the Pacific, February 4
  • LBPD Chief, Robert Luna to Speak at LB CPAC February Meeting

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Chief of Police Robert Luna The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, Inc. (LB CPAC) will hold its regular, monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at I LOVE VEGAN at 2264 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90806.  I LOVE VEGAN is a vegan / Thai restaurant in Wrigley Village.  Arrive early – they open for dinner at 5pm – and enjoy the food that has become the talk of the Wrigley neighborhood.Read the rest of LBPD Chief, Robert Luna to Speak at LB CPAC February Meeting
  • DUI Enforcement Team to Target Impaired Drivers This Weekend

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on January 30, 2015 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.Read the rest of DUI Enforcement Team to Target Impaired Drivers This Weekend
  • Long Beach Harbor Prepares for Royal Rendezvous 2015

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Queen Mary to be Visited by Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. This will be the first-ever Port Stop in Long Beach Harbor by a contemporary Cunard ship. The Queen Mary will receive her sea-going “niece”, February 5, 2015. This will mark the first time a modern Cunard liner will dock and disembark passengers in the Long Beach harbor. The QE is today one of the world’s most advanced passenger vessels and is currently on a global cruise. The original Queen Elizabeth was the sister-ship to Queen Mary and together made over 2,000 trans-Atlantic voyages when in active service for…
  • LB City Prosecutor Announces 2015 IMPACT Award Winners

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office is proud to announce the winners of this year’s IMPACT Awards, presented to individuals and groups who, working with the City Prosecutor’s Office, have made “a positive, significant impact in the City of Long Beach in the past year.” This is the 4th consecutive year the City Prosecutor has bestowed IMPACT Awards. The recipients chosen to receive City Prosecutor IMPACT awards this year include: Read the rest of LB City Prosecutor Announces 2015 IMPACT Award Winners
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  • World: Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Kabul turns violent

    AP News
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    A man reads the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo outside a newsstand in Nice, southeastern France, Wednesday. Pic: AP. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a protest in the capital, Kabul, against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, turned into a violent confrontation between demonstrations and riot police. Farid Afzeli, chief of the Kabul police department’s criminal investigations division, said several hundred demonstrators gathered in eastern Kabul Saturday afternoon to protest the magazine’s ongoing practice of running satirical caricatures depicting the…
  • China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibet

    AP News
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say authorities in Tibet are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities there, although there has been little public knowledge of terrorism recently in the Himalayan region where Tibetan Buddhism prevails. The Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that the new rules by the Tibetan Autonomous Region’s police department encourage member of the public to report any suspected terror activity, such as plotting attacks, promoting religious extremism, and transporting controlled weapons, for cash rewards. More than 130 Tibetans have…
  • Burmese ethnic groups rule out Union Day ceasefire agreement

    Asian Correspondent
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    A Kachin soldier mans a frontline position near the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Organization, in Laiza, Burma. Pic: AP. Ethnic armed groups in Burma (Myanmar) will not sign the long-awaited national ceasefire agreement (NCA) on Union Day, February 12, as had been hoped by the government. The groups are, however, willing to sign an agreement establishing a federal union. The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has been representing 12 of the ethnic political and military groups in negotiations with Burma’s nominally civilian government. On January 21 they held…
  • 2 senior officers sentenced to jail in Thai police scandal

    AP News
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal to six years in prison on charges of insulting the monarchy and running a gambling den. The Criminal Court on Friday found former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan and his ex-deputy guilty of citing the monarchy for personal benefit while operating a gambling den in Bangkok. At least seven police officers were arrested in November on serious charges ranging from bribery to defaming the monarchy by invoking claims of links to the palace. Pongpat is a relative of…
  • Death toll in bomb blast in southern Pakistan rises to 35

    AP News
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Pic: AP.   ISLAMABAD (AP) — A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35. Sain Rakhio Mirani, the deputy inspector general for Shikarpur district where the blast occurred, says the explosion went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers on Friday. He says the bodies of 31 people were brought to Shikarpur hospital and another four people died on the way to a hospital in the nearby city of Sukkur. Shikarpur is in Sindh province, roughly 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of the port city of Karachi.  
 
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  • “Orlovka”

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

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:38 pm
    While winter is going as perfect as it can be in Kyrgyzstan, I will keep on recommending more and more destinantion for you to have the best winter breaks ever. As you may have already figured, Karakol is not the only ski base in the country. Kyrgyzstan is the land of mountains and the places […]
  • Winter in Kyrgyzstan

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    If you have got a chance to visit the Pearl of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk Kul lake in winter, then I would advise you not to hurry to leave the region. The thing is, Issyk Kul province hides the best place to spend winter holidays. It is the most famous Karakol ski base of Kyrgyzstan. The […]
  • Pearl of the country

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    I invite you to go further in to the Issyk Kul province, after the memorial of San Tash today. There is a perfect reason to do so, because this province hides the main pearl of the country. It is the most visited place by not only locals, but also the tourists. That is a famous […]
  • Heritage from Tamerlan

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Kyrgyzstan and its history amazes me very often. I ask myself, how can this small country include such huge amount of history inside? The thing is, the history is not only on the books but also scattered by different places. Just taking a tour around this country and sightseeing can as much information as in […]
 
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  • Man Busted After Body Parts Found in Suitcase on SF Sidewalk

    Matt Cantor
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    A 59-year-old man has been arrested in a particularly grisly murder: a suitcase full of body parts was found on a San Francisco sidewalk earlier this week. The arrest followed a call on a tip line, CNN reports. Police arrested Andrus at a city apartment building. He's something of a...
  • 200 Firefighters Have Spent 10 Hours Battling NYC Warehouse Blaze

    Matt Cantor
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    A fire took hold at a Brooklyn warehouse at 6:20 this morning, and as of late afternoon, the seven-alarm blaze is still going strong, the New York Times reports. Smoke can be seen from outside the city. Some 200 firefighters have been at the scene; none have been injured...
  • On Blackbeard's Ship: Syphilis Syringe, Rectal Pump

    Matt Cantor
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    The wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship has yielded some fascinating finds, from swords to cannons . Some of the "treasure," however, offers a look at a very different side of his crew's life. Researchers have discovered an array of medical artifacts on the ship, called the Queen Anne's Revenge, which...
  • Houston’s Daughter Found Unresponsive, Is Breathing: Officials

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The daughter of the late Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell this morning, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was taken to the hospital, and TMZ reports that her breathing has since been stabilized. "She is still...
  • Japanese Journalist Apparently Beheaded in New ISIS Video

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    An online video released today purported to show an Islamic State militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto , ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by militant sympathizers on social media sites, bore the symbol of the Islamic State group's...
 
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  • Kenya commits $1mn to ‘unstoppable’ African Court of Justice

    PSCU
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the establishment of the proposed African court of Justice and Human Rights is now unstoppable and announced Kenya’s commitment of one million dollars (Sh91mn )for the new judicial institution. He said Africa is poised to establish a broader African transitional justice police framework and an African Court of Justice to handle all criminal cases from Africa currently referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands. The Head of State said he has already signed the Malabo Protocol on the African Court…
  • IEBC urges Kajwang’ to file complaint after attack

    janegoin
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    The electoral body in a statement condemned the violence meted against Kajwang’ saying the case should not go unpunished/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now wants Moses Kajwang’ to submit a written complaint to the police and to the Homa Bay county returning officer after he was reportedly attacked by his rivals’ supporters on Friday. In a statement, the Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager Tabitha Mutemi , the electoral body condemned the violence meted on Kajwang’ saying the case should not go unpunished. “The…
  • CID summons Sossion over N.Eastern teachers incitement

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Sergeant Maxwell Otieno attached to the CID’s Serious Crime Unit says Sossion should present himself at the CID Headquarters on Monday/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – Kenya National Union of Teachers Chairman Wilson Sossion has been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department over North Eastern teachers’ failure to resume work. Sergeant Maxwell Otieno attached to the CID’s Serious Crime Unit says Sossion should present himself at the CID Headquarters on Monday or face prosecution. In a letter dated January 30, Otieno said: “Investigating a case of…
  • Kajwang’ roughed up as race for Homa Bay takes shape

    janegoin
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    On Friday, irate youth pelted Kajwang’and his entourage with stones after he criticized his rivals’, Eng. Philip Okundi’s Candidature/MIKE KARIUKINAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 31 – ODM Homa Bay candidate Moses Kajwang was Friday injured in a fracas while attending a funeral in Kochia, Rangwe Constituency. All was well aside from the occasional boos and insults shouted from a section of the crowd, as Kajwang, who seeks to inherit the seat previously held by his brother the late Otieno Kajwang’ took to the podium. However all hell broke loose when Kajwang’, seemingly forgetting that he…
  • Michelle Obama defends ‘American Sniper’

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    US first lady Michelle Obama/FILEWashington, Jan 31 – US First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday defended Clint Eastwood’s hit film “American Sniper,” which has been accused of whitewashing the story of the Iraq war. “While I know there have been critics, I felt that, more often than not, this film touches on many of the emotions and experiences that I’ve heard firsthand from military families over these past few years,” she said. Obama was speaking at an event encouraging the entertainment industry to accurately portray the experiences of military…
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  • Watch: Stephen Fry dismisses god as an “utter maniac”

    Descrier Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    British comedian and actor Stephen Fry dismissed the idea of god, describing the mythical creator as an “utter maniac” and “totally selfish” in an interview for Ireland’s RTE. When asked by The Meaning of Life host Guy Byrne what he would do if he came face-to-face with God at the Pearly Gates, he replied “How dare you?”. The famed atheist then went on a tirade about the idea of God, and how any such all-powerful being could have designed a world with so much pain and suffering: “I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How…
  • Watch: Golden retriever gets overexcited about the tennis

    Descrier Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Andy Murray is into the final of the Australian Open on Sunday, a feat which has got many tennis fans excited about the possibilities of him winning a second grand slam title. However, few people get as excited about watching tennis on the television as this golden retriever. The video was originally posted to online community Reddit by user hoti0101, who noted that while “George” gets very excited about the tennis, even the replays, other dogs are less impressed with his enthusiasm, including his other dog “Annie”, who doesn’t care about the tennis at all.
  • Activists take advantage of Daily Mail to help migrant refugees in Calais

    Descrier Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    A group of activists have taken advantage of a special offer in the Daily Mail for a discounted ferry trip to Calais, to bring the migrant refugees there supplies and blankets. Around a dozen activists from Strike! magazine have organised to visit the Impasse des Salines camp on Sunday after taking advantage of a £1 ferry deal with P&O in the Daily Mail. The group, who have said that they are taking donations of warm coats, blankets, and other supplies to the migrant refugees, were inspired by David Charles and Beth Granville, who made the same trip earlier this week. After returning…
  • Gary Lineker denies owing HMRC £1.3 million in tax

    Descrier Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Former England striker Gary Lineker has denied reports that he owes HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) £1.3 million in taxes, following a report in The Sun. The Sun, which has since taken down the story, alleged that Lineker was amongst a number of former professional footballers that invested in film investment schemes set up by Ingenious Media Partners, which HMRC believes are designed for the purpose of avoiding tax. In response to the allegations, Lineker tweeted that he always paid his taxes in full and that he had nothing hidden from the taxman. he continued: The Sun has done another truth…
  • Britain’s favourite biscuit revealed

    Descrier Staff
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Britain is a nation of biscuit lovers, from Rich Teas to Hobnobs to custard creams, but which is the best biscuit is always a hotly debated contest. A 2014 study found that Rich Tea biscuits were the best of dunking, with the biscuit still holding together after 20 seconds submerged in milky tea. However, it turns out that Britons look for more than just dunking success in their biscuits, as a survey of the nation’s favourite biscuits, commissioned by machinery firm KernPack, found Hobnobs to be the most popular. From the 315 people surveyed, 18 percent chose the Hobnob as their…
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  • Graphic Image: Kurdish Fighters Executed ISIS Fighters And Lined Them Up In Kobane

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Kurdish fighters killed more than 20 ISIS militants during continued fighting in the villages around Kobane which was liberated earlier this week after months of bitter street fighting. In one village, a Kurd was today pictured standing over the bodies of Islamic extremists after they were killed in Halimce, a village east of the town. Kurdish forces recaptured the town on January 26 in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq. But the town is now characterised by demolished buildings, with heavily armed fighters…
  • NIGERIA 2015: Sambo warns Buhari against suicide on Boko Haram attack pledge

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    If PDP now says it would be suicide if Buhari wages war on Boko Haram, what then should we make of their earlier claims that Buhari sponsors Boko Haram? In a new development on Boko Haram sponsor vs war against Boko haram saga, Nigeria’s vice-President Namadi Sambo on Thursday advised APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, against committing suicide by planning to personally lead the war against Boko Haram terrorists, if elected president. Sambo gave the advice at the PDP Presidential Rally in Yola, Adamawae. The vide president said his advice was against the backdrop of the…
  • NIGERIA: fighter jets rain missile on Boko Haram-held town

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Nigerian fighter jets have bombed the northeast town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday. Witnesses and some media reports said troops and airforce planes from neighbouring Chad were involved in the operation on Nigerian soil but Abuja neither confirmed nor denied the claim. There was no initial word on casualties or whether Boko Haram fighters had fled the area. “Malam Fatori is within the area of operation covered by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of which Chad has always been a part,” defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told AFP in…
  • AU forms Multinational Joint Task Force with 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the “horrendous” rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. “Boko Haram’s horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard for human lives, and wanton destruction of property are unmatched,” Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement after the bloc’s Peace and Security Council met late Thursday, ahead of a full AU summit meeting on Friday. The Boko Haram uprising has become a regional crisis, with the four directly affected countries —…
  • NIGERIA: Angry Nothern youths stone Jonathan’s campaign convoy in Taraba

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    So President Goodluck Jonathan had enough troops to guard his election convoy and not the oppressed Nigerians in the North? Well no wonder the youths showed their anger on this electoral mission. The Vanguard reports: Youths angry at the Nigerian government’s failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan’s electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, Taraba State, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt. Police used tear gas and whips to disperse the mob. In…
 
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Economies of the Bottom Billion

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New report on low income countries helps strengthen IMF's monitoring framework.
  • Olivier Blanchard, on the State Of The World Economy

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A conversation with IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard, where he talks about the latest downward revisions to the World Economic Outlook. Even with a boost from falling oil prices, the WEO update shows global growth for 2015-16 at 3.5 and 3.7 percent.
  • Dirty Energy’s Human Toll

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The burning of fossil fuels comes with many costs. Millions of people die each year from the pollution it emits. This follow up to an earlier interview with an IMF economist explores the health risks posed by air pollution and some proposed solutions.
  • Michael Spence: Inclusive Growth=Stability

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Strong economic growth helps keep people employed and healthy, but there’s a growing sense in many countries that only the wealthiest are reaping the benefits. Nobel laureate Michael Spence says inclusive growth is key to economic stability.
  • Women In The Workforce: Breaking The Barriers

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The IMF says the global economy would benefit by Boosting Women’s Participation in the Labor Force, and hosted a seminar on the topic last fall during the Fund’s annual meetings. Sarah Iqbal participated in that forum and talks in this podcast about the hurdles women face when starting a business. Read as well the IMF Survey story on Unleashing the Economic Power of Women
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  • Demands for Momis to Resign

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Demands by the ex-combatants for Autonomous Bougainville Government President Chief Dr John Momis to resign has been deemed as undemocratic.President Momis said that though the ex-combatants, led by former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commanders, Ishmael Toroama, Sam Kauona and Thomas Tari could voice their concerns on the government’s priorities on development, demanding his resignation without due cause cannot justify their demand.This ultimatum was issued through a letter to the President questioning his ability to act in the best interest of Bougainville while outlining certain ABG…
  • Fury as MH370 disappearance declared 'accident

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    Family members of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have vented their anger after Malaysia declared the disappearance an "accident" despite that the world's greatest aviation mystery remains unsolved after 328 days"They are lying," said Sarah Bajic, whose American partner Philip Wood was on board the plane. "It could very well be that the plane crashed. But there is no evidence and until there is evidence we just can't believe them," she said."It is impossible to bring closure until we have proof." Many relatives have accused Malaysia's authoritarian government and…
  • Basil urges West Papua sympathizers to address the issue instead of posting gruesome graphics

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Papua New Guinea Deputy Opposition Leader and Member for Bulolo, Sam Basil is urging West Papua sympathizers to collectively address the issue instead of posting one-off horrific and gruesome graphics of unverified activities allegedly committed in West Papua to garner support or to steer anger among the population.“On the issue of West Papuan refugees I had raised with domestic and international media about their treatment in PNG where they are left to fend in the bushes of West Sepik and Western Province without processing by United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Those who want to…
  • Belden Namah rumoured to have joined government, lobbies for Sandaun Governorship

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Commentary by Sonja Barry RamoiDoes highly popular PNG politician Belden Namah want to be the Governor of West Sepik (Sandaun) Province? “Do I want to be Governor? Of course not! I am going to be PM” Belden Namah unequivocally declared yesterday. “I am going to be PM and not Governor” he stated clearly with his usual forthright confidence.Two days prior to departing Port Moresby for his Vanimo-Green electorate, false rumours circulated that Belden Namah had joined Government and been appointed a Minister. First it was claimed that he was appointed ‘IPBC Minister’ (there is no…
  • PNG Power installs STATCOM-SVG to boost electric city in Madang

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Customers in Madang will now enjoy the benefits of quality power supply after the installation and commissioning of a new Static Var Generator (STATCOM-SVG) on January 27, 2015.PNG Power is not only placing emphasis on improving reliability on the generation front but also looking at improving the quality and stability of power generated, transmitted and distributed to its customers in the Ramu, Port Moresby and Gazelle power grids.To solve the issue of voltage complaints received from customers in Port Moresby, Ramu and Gazelle grids, PPL has brought in the latest third generation power…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • The Truth About American Sniper

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Clint Eastwood’s new film, American Sniper, is a blisteringly accurate portrayal of the American war in Iraq. Unlike most films in the genre, it sidesteps the politics and focuses on an individual: the late, small-town Texan, Chris Kyle, who joined the Navy SEALs after 9/11 and did four tours of duty in Fallujah, Ramadi, and Baghdad. He is formally recognized as the deadliest sniper in American history, and the film, based on his bestselling memoir, dramatizes the war he felt duty-bound to fight and his emotionally wrenching return home, with post-traumatic stress. The movie has become a…
  • Disinvited by Moscow

    Elisabeth Braw
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The embarrassment of being disinvited: many of us have experienced it upon learning that we’re no longer welcome to an event. But earlier this month a more public disinvitation, one of vastly larger consequence, took place in Brussels. A European Parliament delegation led by Gabrielius Landsbergis, a young member from Lithuania, learned that it would no longer be welcome to Moscow. As the Parliament’s rapporteur for Russia, Landsbergis essentially functions as the legislative body’s point person in relations with Moscow. The revocation followed a cordial invitation by Russia’s…
  • Putin's War on Civilians Defines Terrorism

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

    Roland Flamini
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    There’s hardly an Italian who doesn’t sympathize with President Giorgio Napolitano’s decision to resign despite the fact that he has another five years left in his unprecedented second presidential term. Italy’s highly respected head of state is 89; if he served out his full time he would be 94 when he left office. And Napolitano has already left a legacy that includes distancing the presidency from the bedlam of Italian politics and earning the esteem of foreign leaders.   It was a political deadlock that led to Napolitano agreeing to serve for a second six-year term in 2013 when…
  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

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

  • Murray Breezes into Australian Open Final

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Andy Murray has cruised into the final of the Australian Open after despatching Tomas Berdych with comparative ease. The British sixth seed somehow lost a nervy first set on a tie break, despite having the Czech star on the ropes for most of it, but after that he hit a level we’ve not seen from him since his triumph at Wimbledon in 2013. It would appear the recovery from the back surgery he underwent directly after the London Grand Slam is now complete, and he can look forward to a final showdown with either world number one Novak Djokovic, or current Australian Open champion Stan…
  • Football is Dead

    Farid Shojaei
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:23 am
    If reports in Spanish newspaper AS are true, we can all pack up and go home now. The Bernabéu, a stadium which has continually hosted the greatest names ever to kick a football, will be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabéu. Abu Dhabi is an oil-rich state in the UAE, which has never continually hosted anyone who can kick a ball. Real Madrid’s home ground will be re-christened in a deal of which the specifics are still to be revealed, but Europe’s football clubs continue to cash in on the rich Arab elite, and their incessant requirement to barge in on a sport which remained loyal to its…
  • Labour Favourites for the Win

    Mohsen Salami
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Labour are set to win back 10 Downing Street in May, according to several UK opinion polls, but it’s going to be very close. Some even suggest there could be a hung parliament for the second time in a row. If a hung parliament is the outcome, a coalition with the SNP or the Green Party could be forged, and the UK will take on a very different look. The Tories and Labour are both set to introduce a host of new policies in the next month or two, in the hope of encouraging a politically apathetic country to the polls in May. The prime minister has promised to have a look at reducing tax and…
  • Facebook Bows to Turkish Demands

    Saeed Maleki
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Facebook has finally agreed to block a specific page the Turkish authorities claimed was deeply offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. Initially the social media giant – which has over 40 million accounts registered in Turkey – had refused, but in light of continued threats by the Turkish government to totally block the site in their country, they were really left with very little choice on the matter. Facebook does make publicly available records of all the government requests to block and censor content on the site, in the knowledge that transparency is key, and that…
  • Dubai Property Market Preparing for the Worst

    Hossein Soltani
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Dubai’s property investors are historically among the most greedy (and perhaps slightly deluded) in the world, and now they are bizarrely demanding higher yields from their investments. This demand comes despite a slow in the UAE’s economic growth and an indifferent approach to real estate deals – both rental and sales – from the expat community. The value of the property deals completed during 2014 in Dubai dropped by 7.6% year-on-year, a trend which looks set to continue this year too. Sensible investors have noted that residential investment is unable to sustain its over-inflated…
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    Market Oasis

  • Maximise your Awards chances! – Slide deck already available! – Sign up for free webinars.

    kevinanchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    By pjeffery Make sure you sign up for a webinar being run by AMEC on “how to write a winning Awards entry”. …read more Read more here: Maximise your Awards chances! – Slide deck already available! – Sign up for free webinars.      The post Maximise your Awards chances! – Slide deck already available! – Sign up for free webinars. appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • First Summit speakers announced

    kevinanchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    By pjeffery We’re delighted to announce the first speakers for the AMEC International Summit in Stockholm in June with more speakers being confirmed! …read more Read more here: First Summit speakers announced      The post First Summit speakers announced appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Industry Titans in special Summit session

    kevinanchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
    By pjeffery Leaders of three of the largest media intelligence and insights businesses will appear on the same stage in Stockholm in a special “Masterclass” session on integration. …read more Read more here: Industry Titans in special Summit session      The post Industry Titans in special Summit session appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Have you booked yet?

    kevinanchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    By pjeffery Join other delegates and book early for the International Summit to benefit from EarlyBird rates. …read more Read more here: Have you booked yet?      The post Have you booked yet? appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Unstoppable march of click and collect

    kevinanchi
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    By Bryan Roberts Drive-through pick-up sites, lockers and even good old-fashioned shops are becoming increasing important as locations for the receipt or return of products ordered online. The extent to which click and collect has fast become the norm is borne out by the retailers surveyed for Kantar Retail’s Multichannel High Street report, … …read more Read more here: Unstoppable march of click and collect      The post Unstoppable march of click and collect appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • British cops release stick figure BOLO

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Possibly proving that common sense doesn't always keep up technological advancement, English police are releasing a stick figure drawing by a 3-year-old in the hopes of catching an unknown number of cat burglars. As reported by...
  • Communist Party USA honcho; Democrats will 'advance' their 'agenda'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Communist leaders have long been known to be enamored by the sound of their own voices. The likes of Leonid Brezhnev, the Castro Brothers, Josef Stalin, Hugo Chávez, Erich Honecker and a veritable constellation of other red stars...
  • Again, Obama turns back on Ukrainian fight against Russians

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach, but few historians believe the French Emperor had any food fights in mind, à la Bluto Blutarsky. Nevertheless, the America Commander-in-Chief has made clear that the best...
  • Japan's payback may come at the end of a 5.56 Howa barrel

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Despite Japan's post-World War II constitution absolutely forbidding even to use the words army, navy or air force regarding the nation's Self-Defense Forces, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (phonetically pronounced "Ah-bay&quot...
  • Paris Massacre March redux; Obama skips 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Before the din of more than a few national leaders meeting in France to commemorate the Paris Massacre, sans Barack Obama, has faded from earshot, the American Chief Executive has decided to again take a powder on a European meeting...
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    International Relations Online

  • American University Launches Online Master of International Service (MIS) Offering

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

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

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

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

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

  • Facebook testing new ‘Place Tips’ app, its location based recommendations service in New York

    Carrie Ann
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Place Tips appear as a notification at the top of the News Feed. Social networking giantFacebook updated its mobile app Thursday with anew Place Tips service that offers a range of content, information and recommendations about places in the real world. The new feature is aimed directly at apps like Yelp or Foursquare. Place Tips appear as a notification at the top of the News Feed. The new tool will surface posts and photos friends have shared about the place, upcoming events from that location’s page on the network, popular menu items and other tips. Facebook is making Place Tips a…
  • China blocks virtual private network services to further tighten its grip on the Internet

    Anna Domanska
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:04 pm
    In China, virtual private network (VPN) services allowed users to access censored and blocked content on the web. The government of China has since long been blocking content which it deems as sensitive Internet content. So far, the country has blocked numerous major internet websites such as Gmail, Google, Instagram and Flicker. Also access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has also been blocked in China. Besides that, several other virtual private networks such as Strong VPN and Astril are going through huge disturbances since last few months. These disruptions make it almost impossible for…
  • TracFone to pay $40 million for misleading consumers about ‘unlimited’ data plans

    Carrie Ann
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    TracFone began disclosing about throttling unlimited plans in September 2013. TracFone Wireless, the largest prepaid mobile phone service company in the country will pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone’s advertising promised unlimited data to customers, and then the company resorted to throttling speeds when users reached their fixed 30-day limit. In some cases, the FTC said, the company suspended customers’ data service when they ran…
  • Amazon Launches Email Service For Companies

    Anna Domanska
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    The e-commerce giant’s cloud business is a small and rapidly growing part of its revenue. E-commerce giant Amazon announced on Wednesday an email and calendar service dubbed WorkMail. It comes under Amazon Web Services and is geared towards professionals only. The Amazon WorkMail is the latest expansion of its online empire, as the company challenges enterprise services offered by the likes of Google and Microsoft. Amazon’s WorkMail will enable users to pull off common tasks like sending and receiving e-mail, a global address book, sharing calendars and booking resources. The service…
  • China’s Yuan ranks among top five world payment currencies

    Carrie Ann
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Yuan climbed eight spots in less than two years having been in 13th place in January 2013 China’s yuan has moved into the ranks of the top five world payment currency in November, with the value of cross-border deals settled in it more than doubling in 2014, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Wednesday. The data comes as China is trying to make the yuan used more internationally in line with its standing as the world’s second-largest economy, while simultaneously keeping its value tightly controlled. The yuan, also known as the renminbi (RMB) overtook the…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Building Intellectual Equity: Black History Month

    bayloric
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Building Intellectual Equity: Black History Month Join us in creating a new and fresh approach to celebrating black history month! Unlocking Genius Institute and its partnering scholars, teachers, and presenters have designed a 4 week training to build intellectual equity. This course is for all ages, families, educators, homeschools and those who love learning. Join us now! Course Overview Introduction to “Building Intellectual Equity” course Aim and Purpose Black Creativity and Genius African Sacred Science Black America’s Greatest Geniuses The God-Given Genius of Elijah:…
  • The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit 2015 March 20-22nd

    bayloric
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit (BLCSUMMIT15) is an interactive two-day marketing and sales summit for coaching professionals, consultants, coach-clinicians, and professional speakers looking to attract more people looking for their products and services. BLCSUMMIT15 will be hosted by Towanna Freeman in the Washington, DC metro area from March 20-22, 2015. This year’s summit includes an all-star lineup of professional coaches and speakers, including life coach and television host Paul C. Brunson, PR coach Pam Perry, relationship coach Dr. D. Ivan Young, and motivational…
  • The Secrets In How To Write A Successful Grant by The Wealth Producer Stacee Lang

    bayloric
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    The secrets to successful grant writing by The Wealth Producer Stacee Lang http://www.langcapitalgroup.org/ http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Filed under: America, Business, Business Advice, Business Coaching, Business News, coaching, Education, Entertainment, Grant Writing, How To, Lifestyle, Money, Wealth Tagged: America, attraction, business, education, grant secrets, Grant Writing, Grants, How to apply for grants, how to write a grant, investment, lang capital group, money, NEWS, secrets to grant writing, set up, stacee lang, start up, success, successful grants, the wealth producer,…
  • GEORGE FOREMAN III BREAKS DOWN BERMANE STIVERNE VS DEONTAY WILDER

    bayloric
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:23 am
    Son of Legendary Heavyweight Champion George Foreman, George Foreman III talks about Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder, Mayweather vs Pacquiao and gives his assesment on the world boxing scene which include Tyson Fury, Carl Froch, Gennady Golovkin, Cotto vs Canelo, Kovalev and how Keith “One Time” Thurman’s career may be rushed. Filed under: America, Boxing, George Foreman, George Foreman III, Latest Boxing News, Stiverne vs Wilder, USA Boxing Tagged: George Foreman, George Foreman Grill, George Foreman III, George Foreman III 2015, George Foreman III BaylorIC, George…
  • Protect The Legacy Of Bill Cosby Facebook Campaign

    bayloric
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Stacee laing, creator of the “Protect The Legacy Of Bill Cosby” Facebook Page talks about the campaign to get 1 million likes on the page and the reasons why we should protect the legacy of Bill Cosby. Filed under: Bill Cosby, Causes, comedy, Facebook, Lifestyle, Newspapers, The Cosby Show Tagged: Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby 2015, Bill Cosby News, Billy Cosby Comedy, Billy Cosby Interview, Black Community, blakc news, community, Cosby Rashad News, Latest Bill Cosby, Protect the legacy of bill cosby, The Cosby SHow, USA News
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  • Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Discussions this week in Singapore between North Korean officials, led by chief nuclear negotiator Ri Yong Ho, and former special envoy Stephen Bosworth and other American figures ended in calls for the resumption of formal nuclear talks, which have been on hold since 2008. The two-day “Track Two” consultations did not result in any breakthroughs, but the lack of progress in the informal consultations comes amid a flurry of unusual diplomatic activity involving the peninsula. There was hope in recent days that the Track Two participants might come up with a new blueprint to restart the…
  • Sri Lankans Boot Pro-China Government

    Gordon G. Chang
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Friday, Sri Lankan voters decisively turned out President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia’s longest-server leader. By the end of the day, his former ally and health minister, Maithripala Sirisena, had taken the oath of office. Sirisena, 63, had defected from the government camp only in November, just as the election was called. The 69-year-old Rajapaksa had called the poll two years before the end of his second term, and it looked like a smart move because, even in the days before the balloting, many expected him to win. He had, after all, ended the civil war by crushing the Tamils and in recent…
  • East Asia's Population 'Death Spiral'

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    In 2014, Japan experienced the lowest birthrate ever, the fourth-straight year of record low births. There were 9,000 fewer Japanese born last year than in 2013, according to Health Ministry statistics. Japan is shrinking as it sets one unenviable demographic record after another. Last year, the population fell by a biggest-ever 268,000. “2014’s population decrease was a ‘record’ but it’s a record that is going to be broken annually for the foreseeable future,” writes Forbes’s Mark Adomanis. “By this point it’s essentially inevitable: every January for at least the next 20…
  • India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

    Gordon G. Chang
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    In late November, New Delhi blocked Beijing’s attempt to gain membership in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, and Afghanistan are the seven other full members of what some call a club of poor nations. At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Truth About American Sniper

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Clint Eastwood’s new film, American Sniper, is a blisteringly accurate portrayal of the American war in Iraq. Unlike most films in the genre, it sidesteps the politics and focuses on an individual: the late, small-town Texan, Chris Kyle, who joined the Navy SEALs after 9/11 and did four tours of duty in Fallujah, Ramadi, and Baghdad. He is formally recognized as the deadliest sniper in American history, and the film, based on his bestselling memoir, dramatizes the war he felt duty-bound to fight and his emotionally wrenching return home, with post-traumatic stress. The movie has become a…
  • Too Little Too Late in Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The US military is gearing up to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring, but there’s virtually no chance this is going to work by itself. The US spent years training the Iraqi Army, and for what? Baghdad’s forces turned out to be no more effective in the face of the ISIS onslaught than the French were when Hitler invaded. Had ISIS been nipped in the bud at the beginning this might not have happened, but they’ve had years to build themselves up and grow stronger while an isolationist White House did nothing and let everything fester. President Obama’s advisors warned him that the…
  • The Iranian Regime and Charlie Hebdo

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    As Washington continues its vain quest for a good faith nuclear deal with Tehran, the Iranian regime continues behaving like the gunmen who massacred French cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo earlier this month in Paris. Here’s Mojtaba Safari in The Daily Beast Many in the West talk of the “moderation” of Iran’s regime. Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif flies around the world claiming that Iran is committed to peace, justice and human rights. That would come as news to the thousands of political prisoners languishing in Iranian jail for nothing more than advocating freedom and democracy.  …
  • Son of Notorious Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    Jihad Mugniyeh, son of notorious Hezbollah commander Imad Mugniyeh, was just killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria near the Golan Heights. Hezbollah is fighting against Sunni jihadists in Syria on behalf of the Iranian and Syrian regimes, but that doesn't mean it has abandoned its war against Israel. If the Syrian regime doesn't survive, Hezbollah won't be able to receive high-grade weapon systems from Iran anymore. It already has a formiddable missile arsenal and can now—unlike during the 2006 war—inflict signinificant damage on Tel Aviv and even Jerusalem if it dares. But with Assad…
  • The ISIS of Africa

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Boko Haram galvanized activists all over the world last year when it kidnapped hundreds of school girls in Nigeria and threatened to sell them into slavery, but hardly a peep has been uttered since the Al Qaeda-linked army massacred as many as 2,000 people near the Chad border last week. “I walked through five villages,” a survivor told The Guardian, “and each one I passed was empty except for dead bodies.” The attack in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo office sucked up most of the Western media and political oxygen—understandably so since France is a Western country—but it’s also…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Mr. Putin’s Word is Void of Value

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

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

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

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this month, the leaders of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)—the oldest and largest pan-European organization that brings together national lawmakers from across the continent—visited Moscow for talks with State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. The principal topic of discussion was the restoration of voting rights for Russian delegates, which were suspended in April following the annexation of Crimea. The talks brought good news for the Kremlin. According to Andreas Gross, a Swiss lawmaker and the Assembly’s rapporteur on Russia, most leaders of the…
  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

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

  • Putin's War on Civilians Defines Terrorism

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    What should we expect from Ukraine and Russia in 2015? My guess is: more of the same. And that’s both the good news and the bad news. Ukraine will consolidate its democratic institutions, while Vladimir Putin’s Russia will consolidate its fascist regime. Although Ukrainians will complain more than Russians, their country will actually be getting stronger, while the hypercentralized state structure centered on Putin’s cult of the macho personality gets weaker. Democratically ruled peoples whine publicly; dictatorially ruled peoples whine privately. The fact that 80-plus percent of…
  • 'The Russian Army Has Huge Problems'

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The following is an interview with Rajan Menon, a professor of political science at the City College of New York and a senior research scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. MOTYL: You and Eugene Rumer of the Carnegie Endowment have just completed a book about Ukraine. What is its central argument? MENON: The Russia-West relationship has collapsed. Russia stands isolated and damaged. But an isolated, nationalistic, and authoritarian Russia isn’t what Europe needs—and it’s certainly not good for Ukraine. Ukraine cannot afford to be in…
  • Sex, Politics, and Putin

    Alexander J. Motyl
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    If you’d like to know one of the reasons for Vladimir Putin’s phenomenal popularity in Russia, pick up Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling’s excellent new book, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia. Putin’s actual accomplishments are few. He dismantled democracy and muzzled the media. He constructed a fascistoid regime and perverted the very notion of truth. He marginalized the democratic opposition and, at least until recently, crushed the North Caucasus independence movements. He annexed the Crimea and doesn’t know what to do with it. He started a war…
 
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Why Washington Is Misunderstood: Why Judgment Is Rare

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Our elected and political leaders are expected to lead.   Most of all, they are expected to use, not merely their intelligence and their loyalty to their mission, but also their best judgment.   Public leaders are often misunderstood. That is because the core competency of their “job” revolving around good judgment is one shared by very few people.   The average person, even the average employee, rarely exercises what can be called judgment. These people are on a mental auto-pilot. Call them drones, call them zombies, but they are doing predictable, often menial…
  • The Value of Reciprocity

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Life is a two-way street and anyone successful, whether in a personal relationship or in business, and definitely in politics, learns to execute this principle without fail.   There are people who act as if the person who asks them for a favor is committing a grave offense. Such people imagine they are above doing favors — or at the very least, doing favors for you. The problem is that society is about trades, and many relationships are transactional. A non-trader, as it were, will only transaction with you if he “wins” the trade. Recognize this person as the…
  • People Do Business with People.

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    hey say “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.   I cannot but (finally and after having ruminated the question for years) wholeheartedly agree.   Some of my greatest ideas and projects went nowhere because I didn’t know the right people yet. And some complicated deals went ever so smoothly simply because I knew the “person in charge”.   In my 30 years in business, this famous quote that my father kept repeating to me ever since I was a teenager, is probably the single most potent business lesson that I have learnt.   At the end of the day and no matter…
  • Cronies: Flying The Friendly Skies And Revealing Insider Secrets To The Rest Of Us

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Crony capitalism — the skewed playing field and sometimes the “hidden” second set of rules — is alive and well. Best of all, it’s not even hidden. Thanks to government “sunshine” laws and a lot of other laws mandating public disclosure, a wealth of information is legally required to be disclosed, and you can find it if you know (or hire someone who knows) where to look.   As first reported in the website www.snopes.com, a major commercial real estate broker, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), on whose board sits Richard Blum, has landed the contract to…
  • 2015 Blockbuster Business Reading Books

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or to catch up on your reading, there are plenty of blockbuster business books I strongly recommend for 2015.   I have collected my favorites of the year which I all read and are guaranteed to not only educate but entertain. They are: ‘Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future’ by Peter Thiel Billionaire Peter Thiel is as well known for being the cofounder of PayPal and first investor in Facebook as he is for being one of Silicon Valley’s prominent freethinkers. “Zero to One” is a concise, fluff-free treatise on the…
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    BBC News - Home

  • Fund for mugging victim passes £200k

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
  • Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
  • Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
  • Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
  • New Jersey governor begins UK visit

    31 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • Caitlin O’Connor In A Bikini Is Must-See

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    ... The post Caitlin O’Connor In A Bikini Is Must-See appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: One to Watch: Caitlin O’Connor, model, actress Caitlin O’Connor has an awesome Instagram account Caitlin Rice: Hottest Instagram Photos
  • The American Mall Is A Thing Of The Past…Check Out What It’s Being Replaced With

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    ... The post The American Mall Is A Thing Of The Past…Check Out What It’s Being Replaced With appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Actual Bad Santa Charged for Groping Teen Elf at Mall Here’s All The National Chain Stores That Offer Free Wi-Fi Hot New Restaurants Are Popping Up In Airports Of All Places
  • Key & Peele Did A Joint Press Conference As Richard Sherman And Marshawn Lynch

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    ... The post Key & Peele Did A Joint Press Conference As Richard Sherman And Marshawn Lynch appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Marshawn Lynch Gave Another Bizarre Press Conference…Said “Thanks For Asking” To Every Question For the Richard Sherman haters: Sherman got punched after a game against the Redskins Key and Peele did a new football introductions video
  • Kansas State Coach Bruce Weber Lost His Mind During A Timeout

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    ... The post Kansas State Coach Bruce Weber Lost His Mind During A Timeout appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Alex Rodriguez: ‘I lost my mind’ at the hearings These ​Ferrets Lost Their Mind Over Box Full of Packing Peanuts Bruce Pearl Celebrated With Some Auburn Fans
  • No Idea Why You Would Want To But There Are Things To Watch Other Than The Super Bowl

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    ... The post No Idea Why You Would Want To But There Are Things To Watch Other Than The Super Bowl appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Super Bowl Sunday Guide Brad Johnson Says He Bribed People To Alter Footballs Before The Super Bowl Ultimate Super Bowl Snack Stadium Gallery
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    1Push Naija

  • Happy New Month….Welcome To February 2015

    Ogbodo
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Happy New Month….Welcome To February 2015 Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Happy New Month….Welcome To February 2015 Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com Feb 1st, 2015 – Happy New Month….Welcome To February 2015 The beginning of every month is an opportunity to…
  • NG Fan Offers To Help Sick Nollywood Actor Prince James Uche Battling Kidney Failure & Diabetes

    Ogbodo
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading NG Fan Offers To Help Sick Nollywood Actor Prince James Uche Battling Kidney Failure & Diabetes Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading NG Fan Offers To Help Sick Nollywood Actor Prince James Uche Battling Kidney Failure & Diabetes Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com…
  • A mad man grabbed my bum in the public – Didi Ekanem

    Ogbodo
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    When asked by one of our reporters the craziest thing a fan has ever done to her , she boldly replied :”Craziest thing? A mad man actually grabbed my bum in public while I was walking on the road. That’s like the craziest thing, what else can possibly be crazier than that? I was just passing, I wanted to get something and next thing, he just walked up to me and grabbed my bum from behind. When I turned, he was still holding it like a mad man and I screamed, I ran, left my shoes and everything. People …Read More Via:: VANGUARD NEWSPAPER The post A mad man grabbed my bum in the…
  • I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB

    Ogbodo
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    In this interview, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, clarifies his position on his statement suggesting that he is in support of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Babangida also speaks on the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986, the Interim National Government, ING, Sani Abacha’s coup and the loss of his long time companion and wife, Maryam. The post I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB appeared first on Vanguard News. …Read More Via:: VANGUARD NEWSPAPER The post I support Jonathan because he believes in…
  • List Of Nollywood Stars, Nigerian Musicians, Footballers Voting For PDP’s GEJ, Jonathan

    Ogbodo
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading List Of Nollywood Stars, Nigerian Musicians, Footballers Voting For PDP’s GEJ, Jonathan Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading List Of Nollywood Stars, Nigerian Musicians, Footballers Voting For PDP’s GEJ, Jonathan Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com Feb 1st,…
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    Islami World

  • Watch Espanyol Vs FC Sevilla Live – 23 Jan 2015

    Owais ghori
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Espanyol takes on Sevilla today in the Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal. This is Copa Del Rey Quarterfinal game on 22nd January 2015 commencing at 04:00 PM. All of the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find live stream of Espanyol vs Sevilla using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. If you are willing to watch this match live online then you can watch by just click online mentioned below. Watch Espanyol Vs Sevilla Live Here Probable Lineup Sevilla:…
  • Malaga vs Real Madrid 29 Nov 2014

    Majid Dawood
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Malaga takes on Real Madrid today in the Spanish Primera Liga. This is a Spanish Primera Liga game on 29th of November 2014 commencing at 20:00 CET. All of the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find a live stream of this event using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. Watch Real Madrid vs Malaga Live at Bet365 Possible Lineups: Real Madrid: Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Pepe, Ramos, Kroos, Isco, Carvajal, Ramous, Marcelo, Casillas Malaga:…
  • Real Madrid vs FC Basel 26th of November 2014

    mahvish
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Football Club Basel takes on Real Madrid today in the Champions League. This is a Champion League game on 26th of November 2014 commencing at 21:45 CET. All the sources for the match will be posted on this page approximately half an hour prior to the beginning of the live game. On this page you shall be able to find a live stream of this event using an external link to high quality official streaming providers. Real Madrid vs FC Basel Live at Audio at Bet365 Basel earned a good and deserved 1-0 win against Liverpool, but the Swiss side should not cause Real Madrid serious trouble. Real Madrid…
  • Man City vs Bayern Munich 25 Nov. 2014

    Majid Dawood
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Man City takes on Bayern Munich today in the Champion League. This is Champion League game on 25th Of November 2014 starting at 21:45 CET. All of the links for the Man City vs Bayern Munich match will show on this page within half an hour of the start of the live game. On this page you shall be able to view a video stream of this event using an external link of high quality official streaming providers. Bayern Munich vs Man City Live audio at Bet365 Bayern Munich Club is popular not only Europe or German but the whole world and many famous players played in this club. It was founded over 100…
  • BSNL 3296 Sub Divisional Engineer Recruitment 2014

    mahvish
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    BSNL short form of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and it has recently released a job notification for the recruiting 3296 Sub Divisional Engineer posts. This is fabulous news for all the candidates waiting for Government jobs after completion of Graduation. Candidates who are interested to apply can proceed to apply through online from the official website which is given below before the last date which is 13th of December 2014. About BSNL It also known as the Department of Telecommunications and it had been a near monopoly during the socialist period of the Indian economy. BSNL announced…
 
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    Airvibez.net

  • Man Kills Friend Over Sachet Dry Gin In Lagos

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

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment BRUSSELS (AFP) – Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight, smashing plot to kill police officers “in public roads and in police stations”, prosecutors said Friday. Two Islamist suspects were shot dead during a gun battle after one of the police raids in the eastern town of Verviers on Thursday night. “The group was on the verge of carrying out terrorist attacks to kill police officers in public roads and in police stations,” spokesman Eric Van der Sijpt told…
  • U.S Lawmakers Urge Obama To Help End Boko Haram Rampage

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment U.S lawmakers in Washington have called on Barrack Obama’s administration to engage Nigeria in a more serious and sustained military effort to end the Boko Haram rampage. The concerns of the lawmakers was raised following the brutal and murderous rate the Islamist militant group has been steadily gaining ground, inflicting a streak of shocking atrocities that have drawn the world’s condemnation. Fox News Disclosed this yesterday that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, said. “If we don’t stop it in its…
  • NIGERIA: Panic As Bird Flu Hits Lagos And Kano States

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria has announced new cases of Avian Influenza also known as Bird flu. In a statement released yesterday January 15th, the ministry said that there has been an increasing number of deaths of poultry animals in two poultry farms and live bird markets in Lagos and Kano. Avian influenza is a type of viral disease affiliated to birds only and is an infectious disease. Test conducted on the dead birds at the National Veterinary Research…
  • NIGERIA: Fire Guts Eko Market Marina, Lagos Island

    Okusaga Jumoke
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Airvibez.net Airvibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Berlin (Eko) Market in Broad street Marina on the Lagos Island was razed by heavy fire, Friday morning. According to several eye witnesses, the fire was reported to have started at around 4am in a building location around FCMB and CBN building. As at 7am, the Firefighters were still struggling to put the fire off. Many buildings have reportedly been affected, cause of the fire is yet to be revealed and no reported loss of life at the time of report. This isn’t the first case of markets in Lagos…
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    News Fever

  • 20 Rupees Coin Released by Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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

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

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

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

    Welby Writers
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Bill and Melinda GatesWe all know about the work of Mr. Bill Gates in the field of IT. But he is also a life changer for poor people and orphans. Initially, Bill was completely focused on Establishing the computer and networking system in the whole world. But what were the things which changed Bill Gates and forced him to aid poor persons in the world?Recently "Melinda Gates", wife of Mr. Bill Gates, gave an interview to a journalist "Charlie Rose" in which she claimed that Bill Gates was paying all attention in establishing the IT and computing. He started paying attention towards the…
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  • FACT: LA Times slams ‘hypocrite’ liberals who slam thrifty Joni Ernst

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

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

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

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

    Staff
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    With every day that passes, Kendall Jenner seems to be growing finer and finer. On top of that, she’s getting better at being a real tease. Here’s the latest selfie Jenner shared with the world, and we had to re-share it here on Canonclast, for obvious reasons. Yes, it is that good.
 
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  • Top 10 Best Products to Get Rid of and Prevent Acne Scars in 2015

    sophy
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Oftentimes, it is very annoying to see some scars on our face. It makes us feel unease because we want just to look best we possibly can.If it disturbs your feeling badly, there is no reason to stay in it. Naturally for scars, the youngest its age is, the easier to get rid of them. So, it would be a smarter idea to erase it away as immediate as you find it. For now on the market, there are quite a lot of products to solve this problem of yours, but for this article, we pick up the top 10 best products you can use to get rid of or even prevent acne scars. 1. PREMIUM Derma Roller Our first…
  • Top 10 Best Keychains For Women Most Reviews in 2015

    sophy
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    For men, a bag is a bag, and a cell phone is a cell phone. But, for women, either a bag or a cell phone, it is a cute little thing. It has to be lovely. And, it takes some accessories for that. Mostly seen, to make their bag or cellphone looks lovely and cute, many women choose to have some extra keychains, and it does make the phone or bag look much better with those keychains. However, because there are so many of them on the market, you may find it hard to pick up the best ones, so we have selected the top 10 best keychains which have received most and best reviews for you. 1. Real Fox Fur…
  • Top 10 Best Car Passenger Side Replacement Mirror Glasses

    sophy
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    By time, things get old or broken, especially what we use everyday like our car. If you are not rush to get a new one, you will not need to at all. There are plenty of its accessories and replacement you can find on the market. For now, we will review the passenger side mirror glasses. It is the very common replacement each car needs because those passengers side mirror could have scratches or even be broken quite easily. To make you easier to pick up the right one, we have selected the top 10 best car passenger side replacement mirror glasses to review in this article. 1. Fit System 80087…
  • Top 10 Best Toyota Camry Hubcaps With Most Reviews

    sophy
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    2015 has just began and instead of changing your toy, you may want to upgrade your car. Attaching a new awesome looking accessories might make you feel very exciting old car. One of the exterior accessories which could change the way you see your car is its hubcaps. For the new year, a lot of new design of Hubcaps have been released to the market. And, if you are really looking for new hubcaps for your Toyota Camry, the top 10 best Hubcaps to consider are selected below. 1. Drive Accessories KT-1000-16S/L, Toyota Camry, 16″ Silver Replica Wheel Cover, (Set of 4) Among all, the best…
  • Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses

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

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Bill Cosby is a well-respected educator, actor and comedian. He played Heathcliff Huxtable on the long running “The Cosby Show” Recently, a firestorm of controversial reports has surrounded him. Multiple women have come forward allegedly claiming that Cosby sexually assaulted them, with alleged incidents dating as far back as 1969. One of those women was 15 at the time of the alleged crime. Here are ten celebrity reactions to the allegations.   10. Chris Rock “I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I…
  • Top 10 Uses of Tooth Brush

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    After your toothbrush has done its duty for your dental needs, it may still have other uses around the house until it is completely worn out. Instead of throwing it into the trash bin, why not spin it in the dishwasher and reuse it in your cleaning jobs. From removing grease to cleaning small appliances, check out these top 10 uses for your old toothbrush.   10. Jewelry Brush Your bracelets, necklaces and rings may be collecting dust and dirt especially if you use it every day. You can clean it and restore its sparkle and shine by using an old toothbrush in order to reach those curves…
  • Top 10 Things Non-Productive Sales People Do With Their Time

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Only 37% of Best Salespeople Are Effective. According to an article written in Harvard Business Review, CEOs are spending massive amounts of money on their sales force, but getting no real ROI.  Only one in three working salespeople is considered to be always effective. We weren’t surprised to read the article, but continue to be shocked by why so many very smart c-suite execs continue to invest their time and money in hiring and retaining people who can’t meet expectations. Given that salespeople often “waste” 20+ minutes on non-productive activities, I thought about…
  • Top 10 Shocking Celebrity DUI Arrests

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With the year 2014 behind us, it’s time to examine some of the mischief some of our favorite celebrities have caused….starting with this list of top 10 most shocking celebrity DUI arrests. Enjoy, take comfort and be pleased that you did not make it on this top 10 list of celebrity DUIs.   10. Justin Bieber Great singer Justin Bieber was captured on suspicion of most shocking celebrities DUI arrests in January, 2014, much to the disappointment of his army of reliable “Beliebers.” Bieber’s capture likewise involved driving with a expired permit and opposing capture in a…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Casinos in the World

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Here is a list of the ten most popular, famous casinos in the world. Don’t hesitate to visit these attractions for the fun of it or for the experience, but remember to play within your limit.   10. Bellagio (Las Vegas): Perhaps, this is the most glamorous casino in the world with some of best gaming staff employed. Owned by MGM Resorts International, Bellagio first opened its doors in October, 1998. Partnering with World Poker Tour, the casino has hundreds of slot machines with non stop gambling. High stake games of poker players are organized in a lavishing room containing 40…
 
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  • Man dies after tree falls on him

    Patrick Jones
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    FILE: Southern Belize Saturday, January 31, 2015. BMG: A tragic incident in southern Belize has left one man dead. 45 year old Jose angel Lopez, a resident of Trio Village, Toledo, died on Friday afternoon while being treated at the Independence village Poly Clinic. According to police, Lopez, a Guatemalan national, and his 17 year old son were cutting lumber in an area about four miles west of Trio Village when a tree that Lopez was cutting with a chainsaw, fell on top of him. Police say that Lopez sustained injuries to his back, hip and legs when the tree fell on top oh him around 1 pm on…
  • Punta Gorda celebrates 108th anniversary

    Patrick Jones
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    PG anniversary celebrations Friday, January 31, 2015. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Activities were held in Punta Gorda today marking the 108th anniversary of the declaration of PG as a town. Cultural presentations depicting the diversity of the town’s development were on display today at the Central Park and watched by many of the town’s folks as well as visitors to Punta Gorda. Anthony Fuentes Mayor Anthony Fuentes said the day’s activities celebrating the milestone portrayed deep appreciation for the beauty of Punta Gorda. Guest speaker at today’s anniversary celebration was…
  • Ombudsman’s vehicle stolen and crashed

    Patrick Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Ombudsman vehicle crashed Friday, January 30, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: The office of Ombudsman Lionel Arzu is without a vehicle tonight after someone took the Nissan Xterra Trail SUV, Cayo license plates B-1719, for a joy ride. Ombudsman vehicle crashed The incident happened this morning and the vehicle was crashed on Glynn Street behind Salvation Army Primary School and the Raymond Parks Night Shelter. Police continue their investigations as they were not able to catch the culprit in the act but did recover the vehicle.
  • Police ask assistance of community over alleged abductions

    Patrick Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Queen’s Square Anglican School Friday, January 30, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: As of this afternoon, Belize City police say they have received no reports from parents of students at Queen’s Square Anglican School or elsewhere reporting that any children of theirs are missing. Police received a statement, now in fact confirmed to be two joint statements, from students of the school reporting that four of their classmates – three girls and a boy – were put into a white van on Warrie Street, just around the corner from the school’s compound on Armadillo Street, and…
  • American nurse failed to renew visitor’s permit

    Patrick Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Teassa Kenny Friday, January 30, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: An American nurse must serve time in jail after admitting to a charge of failure to comply with the conditions of her visitor’s permit to Belize, namely failing to renew it on expiration. 38 year old Teassa Kenny arrived in Belize in October 2013 and her permit allowed her to stay in Belize for one year, until October of 2014. But upon expiration she did not renew the permit even while she continued to stay in Belize. Magistrate Herbert Panton ordered that she pay immediately but she was not able to, so she will continue to stay…
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  • Israel and Hezbollah Prepare for War

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Israel has vowed a “disproportionate” response after two IDF soldiers were killed and seven wounded by an anti-tank missile fired by Hezbollah in the Har Dov area near the Lebanon border.
  • What Do They Know? Why Are So Many Of The Super Wealthy Preparing Bug Out Locations?

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    A lot of ultra-rich people are quietly preparing to “bug out” when the time comes. They are buying survival properties, they are buying farms in far away countries and they are buying deep underground bunkers. In fact, a prominent insider at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland says that “very powerful people are telling us they’re scared” and he shocked his audience when he revealed that he knows “hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand”.
  • Davos Economist: Elite Are Afraid of Ferguson-Style Riots

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    Davos economist Robert Johnson, who made headlines this week for revealing that the wealthy are buying secret hideaways as a hedge against global instability, warned in a subsequent interview that the elite are also afraid of more riots in the mould of Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Forget Scientology, celebs are now falling for an even more sinister ‘religion’: Introducing the Satanic sex cult that’s snaring stars such as Peaches Geldof

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Richard Price Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore ‘a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness’. But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her ‘religious’ convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first ...
  • UK Government Announces Plan to Remotely Control Vehicles

    andyc
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    The UK government today announced a plan to remotely control vehicles on roads using wi-fi technology in order to reduce traffic and offset global warming, the latest manifestation of the ‘Internet of Things’ that will stir up concern amongst privacy advocates.
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  • Lions vs. Cowboys Live Stream TV Info

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

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

    Mostofa Zaman
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    This is the 1st match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Welcome here to get the ICC 2015 most recent news. Sri Lanka vs New Zealand full match preview. Match Preview: Match 1, Pool A, Team: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Vanue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Date: Saturday, February 14th, 2015 Time: 11:00 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Team Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), T.M Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Lahiru Thirimanne (V.Capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (Subject to fitness), Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan…
  • Time To Entertain with International Friendly Soccer

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

    Mostofa Zaman
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    A terrible road accident took place at Razzak junction on Natore Sirajgonj highway on 20-OCT-2014. Two buses carrying a good number of passengers collides head on which snatched away about 36 people on the spot. The injured were sent to different government and non government hospitals for treatment. It is learned that Rajshahi bound passenger coach keya paribahan hit another local bus named Athoi paribahan hit coming from the opposite direction while it was overtaking a truck. Two buses collided in a vehement sound. In a moment the entire area turned into a place of screaming and groaning.
 
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  • Xiaomi MI5 is Finally Gets Unboxing & Hands-on!!

    xreporter
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Yes, you heard it right. Xiaomi MI4 which launched before few months was never unboxed by anyone else due to limited stock and other issues. Now here’s one guy from[...] The post Xiaomi MI5 is Finally Gets Unboxing & Hands-on!! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi India Ban Partially Lifted by Delhi High Court

    xreporter
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    We just got news that Delhi high court partially lifted ban from Xiaomi to sell their qualcomm based smartphones till January 8th 2015. This means that xiaomi can now officially[...] The post Xiaomi India Ban Partially Lifted by Delhi High Court appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Xiaomi was Banned in India & Now Stopped Selling Phones in India!!

    xreporter
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    One of the top smartphone seller company, xiaomi just announced that they wont be selling the phones for now due to patent issues with Ericsson. Xiaomi’s vice president, Hugo Barra[...] The post Xiaomi was Banned in India & Now Stopped Selling Phones in India!! appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Salman Khan, Anita Hassanandani in `Hero` remake

    xreporter
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    Anita Hassanandani in ‘Hero’ Remake with Salman Khan! Yes, You heard it right. Small-screen actress Anita Hassanandani Reddy which is popular for her role in tv serial “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”[...] The post Salman Khan, Anita Hassanandani in `Hero` remake appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp?

    xreporter
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Whatsapp just got update and the new feature have been added. People all over the world started calling this new feature as blue tick! Yes, it does what you were[...] The post What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp? appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Malaysia Old Coin Value

    Afym
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Malaysia Old Coin Value – Every little thing you have as most likely some sort of value connected to it. Occasionally this value is established on exactly how you really feel regarding a certain item, while other things are provided values appointed by others. The very same applies to old coins and also other coins [...] The post Malaysia Old Coin Value appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Review

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Batiste Dry Shampoo Review – Batiste dry shampoo review Malaysia. Review 1: Works well, yet scents cool – I have actually tried several of the dry hair shampoos on the market and think that Batiste is hands-down the most effective value for the cash. It functions well on my super-super-oily hair (when I state incredibly, [...] The post Batiste Dry Shampoo Review appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews. I got weight already sigh. Last time my weight preserve at 50kgs I think that is normal, lately it begin to raise like 53.5 kilograms or worst the scale keep rising. Oh no! I must do something … Beginning of April, I started taking this Himalaya AyurSlim hope it [...] The post Ayurslim Review – Himalaya AyurSlim Reviews appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment

    Afym
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment – Is the silent treatment abuse? is silent treatment in a relationship emotional abuse? Keep reading. We have all experienced lots of kinds of abuse but the least discussed is “The mind video game” otherwise called the silent treatment; ie deliberately neglected to create damage to one more persons psychological well [...] The post Emotional Abuse Silent Treatment appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Nexcare Acne Patch

    Afym
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Nexcare Acne Spot – I Might Be The Last One To Restore with the 3M Nexcare Acne Spot. I vow I’m the last individual worldwide to discover the acne breaking wonder that is the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch. In my defence, I did not have much need for this in recent times. Spots were obediently [...] The post Nexcare Acne Patch appeared first on BloggerSnop.
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  • Discussing The Need To Counter Nuclear Terrorism

    News With Chai
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    “An unconventional threat requires an unconventional response…  we face a new dimension in the fight against terrorism.”  ~ IAEA Director General Mohamed El Baradei~ Introduction We all are aware with the definition of nuclear weapons but factually they are “weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that are powered by nuclear reaction.” They have the ability reduce … Continue reading →
  • “Unleashing the Rural Voice of India”: ‘News With Chai’ Launches Project Urvi

    Subhendu Maity
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    “India lives in its villages“, declared M. K. Gandhi at the beginning of 20th century. According to the 2011 Census of India, 68.84% of Indians live in 640,867 different villages. The size of these villages varies considerably. 236,004 Indian villages have a population of fewer than 500, while 3,976 villages have a population of 10,000+. [Source: … Continue reading →
  • Yeh Hain Mumbai Meri Jaan!

    News With Chai
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    Mumbai (/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, most populous metropolitan area in India, and the eighth most populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as … Continue reading →
  • Color, Tea Bags & A Lil’ Bit Of Love!

    News With Chai
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    One morning, our twitter notifications presented us a masterpiece-of-an-art-made-out-out-of-used-tea-bags! Our day began. It was a message from Ritu Dua from Dubai. A series of communications followed. Today, we present you the story behind and beyond the twitter notification! Decades ago, Albert Einstein has said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – … Continue reading →
  • Understanding Climate Change

    News With Chai
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:27 pm
    It is without a doubt that the Earth climate changes from time to time, but now it is changing from time to time, which many scientists consider unnatural. Inspite of the entire if’s and but’s, I think “we” are the problem. Now we witness rapid climate changes like the high sea levels, global temperature rise, … Continue reading →
 
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  • Show de Katy Perry no Super Bowl contará com participação de Missy Eliliot e Lenny Kravitz

    mykefonseca
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Ao que tudo indica o show de Katy Perry durante o intervalo do Super Bowl (Show que marca a grande final do futebol americano nos EUA)  contará com a participação da Rappper Missy Elliott. Na ultima quinta-feira em uma conferência que deu para a imprensa, Katy Perry deu a entender que seu convidado que ainda não foi confirmado, seria do sexo feminino e que seria “um retrocesso dos bons”. Missy Elliott que é conhecida por sucessos como: “Get Ur Freak On”, “Lose It” e “Work It”, já fez uma participação em um remix da música…
  • Raimundos fará turnê de 20 anos e deixa que fãs escolham o repertório!

    mykefonseca
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Em seu site oficial o grupo de Rock Raimundos anunciou esta semana uma campanha que conta arduamente com a ajuda de seus fãs, o grupo lançou uma enquete que pede aos seus seguidores que escolham as músicas que farão parte do repertório de sua turnê de 20 anos. E quem acompanha a banda não pode perder esta chance. Para ver a lista de canções que a banda disponibilizou para a seleção, basta clicar aqui e votar nas suas favoritas. Eles liberaram cerca de 80 músicas mas só pode escolher 20,  e as mais votadas estarão na setlist da turnê de 20 anos do Raimundos. A enquete…
  • 9º Baile de Máscaras da ladeira acontece sábado no Ateliê de Nai

    Willamys Guthyers
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    O Baile de Máscaras da Ladeira, é uma iniciativa do Ateliê Multicultural Elioenai Gomes que a cada ano vem resgatando, alimentando e aprimorando a cultura de baile carnavalesco tradicional, ousando incluir variados ritmos dançantes em sua programação, que para além do frevo e das marchinhas, como o samba, o afoxé, o coco de roda, dentre outros. Em sua nona edição, o projeto vem ganhando força a cada ano, angariando um público cada vez maior e ávido pelo entretenimento do carnaval de raiz, o que faz o baile ser uma opção diferenciada e aguardada na cidade por todo o meio…
  • Programação Completa do Carnaval 2015 de João Pessoa

    inboox
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    A prefeitura Municipal de João Pessoa em conjunto com a Associação Folia de Rua e a liga carnavalesca divulgaram recentemente a programação completa dos festejos carnavalescos da capital paraibana, intitulado “Carnaval 2015 – João Pessoa de todos os ritmos”. Começando com a prévia do Folia de Rua de 5 a 14 de fevereiro, em seguida o carnaval tradição com o desfile de 44 agremiações de 14 a 17 de fevereiro. A abertura oficial está programada para quinta-feira (5), no Ponto de Cem Réis, e vai reunir no palco atrações que ajudaram a contar a história de 28 anos…
  • Risoto de Camarão

    inboox
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Ingredientes Para o caldo Cascas de 1 kg de camarão 1 cenoura 1 cebola grande 2 tomates 3 talos de salsão ou aipo 4 talos de salsinha 1 folha grande de cebolinha Pimenta do reino a gosto Sal a gosto 2 litros de água Para o risoto 1 kg de camarão fresco Azeite q.b. 1/2 cebola média ralada ou picadinha 2 e 1/2 xícaras de arroz para risoto (arbório; carnaroli) 1/2 xícara de chá de vinho (ou saquê) O caldo de camarão (acima) 1 colher de sopa de manteiga Queijo parmesão ralado na hora a gosto Curry a gosto MODO DE PREPARO Bom primeiro limpe os camarões. Deixe de molho por uns 30…
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  • Islamic militants new attack kills commander.

    Nairobi News
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    Islamic militants new attack kills commander. Islamic militants attack on Kirkuk has left a senior Peshmerga troop commander dead. The dead commander was the highest ranking commander of the Peshmerga forces. Islamic militants are now in control of Maktab Khalid, an area that is in the southwest of the city after heavy clashes with the Peshmerga troops. Gen. Shirko Fateh a ... The post Islamic militants new attack kills commander. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage

    Nairobi News
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel and takes hostages. It was reported that gunmen wearing bullet proof vest stormed the Luxury hotel killing three guards. Shooters stormed an extravagance Libyan lodging prevalent with outsiders Tuesday, killing no less than three gatekeepers and taking prisoners, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a representative for a Tripoli security office, ... The post Gunmen storm Libyan Hotel takes people hostage appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung!

    Nairobi News
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung! iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung in the United States of America, new study shows. LG came in third with 11% of the total market share. One in every two cell phones enactment in US from October 1 to December 31 was iphone, as indicated by a study report. The review report of customer ... The post iPhone takes 25% customer base from Samsung! appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance

    Nairobi News
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance for ODM. The aspirant who is Mr Memusi has ditched Jubilee for Orange democratic movement citing irregularity. Kajiado aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance for Orange Democratic movement. Mr Memusi Kanchori ditched Jubilee alliance citing that there was biasness in the way aspirants were voted in. Mumusi Kanchori who was eyeing ... The post Kajiado central aspirant ditches Jubilee alliance appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
  • Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi.

    Nairobi News
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi. Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi a week after Kenya said it would start a diplomatic mission in Luanda. The move is part the provisions in three agreements the Kenyan government signed with Angola following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Luanda in June 2014. Angolan government officials led by the President of the Angolan ... The post Angola embassy now officially opened in Nairobi. appeared first on The Nairobi Mirror.
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  • What Is The Legitimate Role Of Government In A Free Society?

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

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

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

    David Malone
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
      Countless attempts throughout the ages have been made to prove the existence of God. If there be a God, why does he hide himself to such a degree that modern science cannot find a scintilla of empirical evidence as to His hiding place or why He chooses to stay there? But is science the only accepted bearer of manifestation?  Merriam-Webster defines science as : “knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.” According to the Hebrew Bible and both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, God is…
  • Obama Has Disdain For Our Military – It Appears The Feeling Is Mutual

    David Malone
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Our commander-in -chief has shown many times his disrespect and disdain for our brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country. In sharp contrast to Obama’s oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, our magnanimous soldiers take their oath seriously. More seriously, in fact, than any elected official as they prove the sincerity of their oaths by agreeing to die if that is what it takes to fulfill their duty. Well, as it turns out the knife cuts both ways. Our military is not very enamored with their commander-in-chief, either. The latest poll…
 
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