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  • Judge recognizes suspect from past weekend’s cruise vacation

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    theGrio
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    Judge Mindy Glazer basically knows everyone. Earlier this month, she recognized a former middle school classmate in court. This time, it was a man she remembered from a recent cruise vacation. “What were you on? The Breeze?” Glazer asked the man, who was in the Florida court on an out-of-state warrant. “Yes,” he replied. “Me too,” Glazer responded. “Isn’t that cool? Did you have a nice cruise?” “You were on a cruise this weekend that just passed?” the man asks in disbelief. “You didn’t see me dancing?”…
  • Afghan sources say Taliban leader Mullah Omar is 'dead'

    Al Jazeera English
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Afghan government says it is investigating reports of the death of Taliban leader, Mullah Omar.
  • Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes (29 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, and leaving millions still in need of food, clean water and adequate shelter. Though residents are working to return to their normal lives, Nepal is still reeling from the disasters in April and May. The World Bank announced in June that it will provide up to 500 million dollars for reconstruction. Today, months after the quakes, nearly 3 million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still need urgent help,…
  • The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    In the last seven years, killings in Mexico have steadily, if quietly, outpaced the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
  • The Flying Machines of Flugtag (25 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. Entries are judged for distance, creativity, and showmanship. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet. In 2013, the team “The Chicken Whisperers” set a distance record of  258 feet (78.64 meters) in Long Beach, California. Gathered here are images of Flugtag events over the past…
 
 
 
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes (29 photos)

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, and leaving millions still in need of food, clean water and adequate shelter. Though residents are working to return to their normal lives, Nepal is still reeling from the disasters in April and May. The World Bank announced in June that it will provide up to 500 million dollars for reconstruction. Today, months after the quakes, nearly 3 million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still need urgent help,…
  • The Flying Machines of Flugtag (25 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. Entries are judged for distance, creativity, and showmanship. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet. In 2013, the team “The Chicken Whisperers” set a distance record of  258 feet (78.64 meters) in Long Beach, California. Gathered here are images of Flugtag events over the past…
  • Photos of the Week: 7/18-7/24 (35 photos)

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    An embrace in a Kenyan village, a purification rite on a Japanese shore, Swan Upping in England, tragedy in southern Turkey, a kangaroo hopping through a frosty field in Australia, South Korea’s longest water slide ever, Hellsing cosplay in Brazil, naked tree-hugging in Berkeley, California, a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more. A British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 20,…
  • Images of the Ocean Blue: Photographs From NOAA (38 photos)

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency with roots that reach back to 1807. Its mission is to “understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.” Over the years, NOAA has amassed a sizable library of photographs of our natural world, some of which I've selected here. To explore more NOAA photos, be sure to browse their albums on Flickr. For several years, Bob Pitman, a marine…
  • Hot Summer Days (32 photos)

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    In some parts of the northern hemisphere, the hottest days of summer have already set records this year. In others, the highest temperatures are yet to come. The sunshine brings people outdoors, to cool off at the beach, on a high mountain glacier, or in a park fountain. Gathered here are a handful of images of summer 2015, from Spain to Siberia, France, Canada, China, and more. A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, on July 20, 2015. Tokyo's temperature climbed over 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Monkey meets puppies [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Monkeys are cute. Puppies are cute. Put them together and it's somehow cuter than the sum of its parts. It is also incredible how well they all get along. The post Monkey meets puppies [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The greatest competitor a wrestler can face is him- or herself. This video takes that very literally. Watch as this wrestler goes at it with an invisible opponent. The post Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Kid manages to come out a wienner in hot dog battle [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    One never knows when our more humiliating moments will end up on the Jumbotron at a major sporting event, but this kid handles his hot dog dilemma like a boss at a recent Angels game. The post Kid manages to come out a wienner in hot dog battle [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What social really is and why Americans fear it [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Have you ever noticed that the worst thing one can call a politician is a socialist? Have you ever wondered why that is? Professor Richard Wolff explains what socialism really is, and why Americans fear them. The post What social really is and why Americans fear it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Australian parody of American bargain shows [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You know those shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and Storage Wars? People see those all over the world. And if you're not familiar with American culture, those shows seem something like this. The post Australian parody of American bargain shows [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Ailing infrastructure

    Debbie Bilder
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Kate Hinds, Siobhan Hughes, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Last week, commuters using New Jersey Transit and Amtrak experienced long delays because of problems with eighty-year-old wires – some people waited for more than three hours to catch a train. And in Congress this week, the Senate and House are debating spending on infrastructure — fighting over a highway funding bill that is about to expire. To top it all off, America’s roads, bridges, and rails received a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers in a recent report. So why don’t we invest in our…
  • Criminal justice reform

    Debbie Bilder
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests:  Seth Williams, John Wetzel, Marc Mauer Over the last 40 years, America’s approach to criminal justice has become more punitive with federal and state legislation focused on longer sentences for both violent and non-violent offenders. Now our prisons are overflowing and have fewer programs for rehabilitation and education. Recidivism rates are high. In a speech to the NAACP several weeks ago, President Obama proposed significant changes to our criminal justice system to address these problems. Legislators on both sides of the aisle support a new look at sentencing guidelines…
  • Teen pregnancy and birth control

    Debbie Bilder
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Anne Teitelman, Greta Klingler, Mary Ott, Nora Becker The teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. is a lot higher than other developed countries – 3 out of 10 girls under the age of 20 gets pregnant. But recent studies have found that providing long-acting birth control to sexually active teens – things like IUDs – can significantly reduce that rate. Colorado brought their teen pregnancy rate down by 40%. And while teen sex rates have plateaued in recent years, American teens are still having a lot of sex compared to many other countries. This hour, we take a look at teen…
  • Good Jobs

    Debbie Bilder
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Zeynep Ton Fast food workers in New York City will get a big bump in their pay over the next few years. Their minimum wage will increase incrementally from the current $8.75 an hour to $15 by 2018. Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have also raised their minimum wage. But the issue continues to be hotly debated. Will a living wage hurt or help workers, businesses, consumers and the economy at large? MIT Professor ZEYNEP TON says good jobs can be a win-win for everyone. She’s the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and…
  • The death of Sandra Bland: unanswered questions, community reaction, and violence against black bodies

    Emily Bryant
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: David Harris, Dorothy Roberts, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw On July 10th, Sandra Bland was pulled over for failing to signal before changing lanes. The traffic stop, which should’ve been routine in nature, escalated when the police officer who pulled Bland over ordered her to get out of her vehicle after she refused to put out her cigarette. Ms. Bland was subsequently arrested, put in jail, and three days later she was found in her cell hanging from a plastic bag. Numerous questions continue to swirl around her case. The coroner said the death was a suicide, but her family has…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Very British scandal continues rich tradition of tabloid titillation – and never mind the ethics

    John Jewell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Gotcha: The Sun carries on the tradition of great British scandals. The SunIn a scoop worthy of its deceased predecessor, the News of the World, the Sun on Sunday ran a five-page exclusive at the weekend alleging that Lord Sewel, deputy speaker of the House of Lords, had been “caught on video snorting cocaine with a pair of £200-a-night hookers”. Monday’s Sun kept up the momentum with a front-page picture of Sewel smoking a cigarette clad in the “hooker’s bra and jacket” while on Tuesday we were treated to “Lord Sewer” naked from the waist up accused of bragging of “sex…
  • Bishop's wedding trips not yet under Finance department's microscope

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    The furore around Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is now a full-blown crisis for Tony Abbott. Mick Tsikas/AAPArguably, though they are far less spectacular, Bronwyn Bishop’s claims for trips during which she attended the weddings of Liberal colleagues in 2006 and 2007 are even more red-hot than the notorious helicopter ride. But, as of Wednesday, neither claim – which Bishop justifies on the basis that she also had confidential meetings with people in relation to her work as chair of a parliamentary committee – was included in the scrutiny being undertaken by the Finance department. The only…
  • Have young people stopped fearing sexually transmitted infections?

    Rosie Webster, Research Associate in Digital Health and Sexual Health at UCL
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    ShutterstockThe good news is that rates of teenage pregnancies are at record lows. In 2014 in England and Wales they were at the lowest rate since 1946, with only 15.6 pregnancies per 1,000 women younger than 20. Unfortunately, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are still very high. There were 440,000 diagnoses in the UK in 2014, and the under 25s are one of the most high risk groups. STIs have a high financial cost for testing and treatment: diagnoses of chlamydia alone cost the NHS £620m in 2011. Condoms provide effective protection against STIs but many people choose not to…
  • What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016

    Anthony J Gaughan, Associate Professor of Law at Drake University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    US Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker hugs his childhood babysitter Janice Dietz at a campaign stop in Plainfield, Iowa. Jim Young/ReutersThe Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed a criminal investigation on July 16 that threatened Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political ambitions. The court’s ruling spares Walker’s presidential campaign from what could have been a devastating political scandal. In the process, the case demonstrates the extent to which state and federal courts now permit candidates to coordinate their campaign activity with nominally “independent”…
  • CRISPR/Cas gene editing technique holds great promise, but research moratorium makes sense pending further study

    Jeff Bessen, PhD Candidate in Chemical Biology at Harvard University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    The red Cas9 nuclease protein uses a blue guide RNA sequence to cut yellow DNA at a complementary site. CRISPR-Cas9 via www.shutterstock.comCRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to cure diseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells. The gene editing technique also raises concerns. Could the new tools allow parents to order “designer babies?” Could premature…
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    Big Picture

  • Flying over surf and sands on Cape Cod

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    During the season of crowded beaches on Cape Cod, photographer David L. Ryan provides a visual respite of the shoreline during an assignment in a fixed-wing Cessna. Although familiar with shooting from the air, he often flies in helicopters that can fly lower to the ground and provide more stability and control for the photographer. On this summer afternoon, he captured a unique and stunning look from above of where land and sea meet off the town of Chatham. Seals congregate on a sandbar off the coast of Chatham. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
  • Obama’s ancestral home

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama’s father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork butcher, and school named after their most famous son. -- By ReutersA boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
  • Cuba’s moment of transition

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This rare moment of transition, as diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States resume, provides an opportunity to see old and new Cuba, past and future, through the same lens. Get the full multimedia experience and see what Cuba was like 21 years ago . Restored cars, many with Japanese engines, line up in front of the old Capitol building waiting for…
  • Following the 102nd Tour de France

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:26 am
    Here is a look at the fans who are catching a glimpse of the Tour de France as it moves though many different locations in Europe. The annual multiple-stage bicycle race started in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 and ends in Paris on July 26. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelMTN Qhubeka team rider Daniel Teklehaimanot (L) of Eritrea, Cofidis team rider Kenneth Vanbilsen (C) of Belgium and Team Europcar rider Perrig Quemeneur (R) of France in action on their breakaway attempt during the 6th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race between Abbeville and Le Havre, France, July…
  • Looking skyward

    14 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Photographers often look up to capture an amazing aspect of our world. The sky can be a compelling subject or backdrop in a photograph, emanating many sources of light. Here is a collection of images depicting upward phenomena around the globe. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelThis long-exposure photograph taken on April 28 shows the Milky Way in the clear night sky at Ngwe Saung beach, west of Pathein in Myanmar's Irrawaddy region. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Last Man Standing

    Mark Obbie
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    This is the third installment in a series on victims of crime. Read Part 1 and Part 2
  • In Defense of Room Service

    Alexandra Owens
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    Back in 2013, New York City’s largest hotel, the Hilton Midtown, discontinued room service to its 2,000 bedrooms, replacing it with a one-size-fits-all café. They weren’t the first or the last to ditch the tradition. Chains across the world from Embassy Suites to Hyatt have been cutting back delivery hours, adding grab-and-go markets, or forgoing room service all together. Even some designer boutique hotels, which theoretically home in on individual customer experience, are reassessing their dining strategies. A hospitality consultant from PricewaterhouseCoopers told Reuters that…
  • America’s Next Slate Writer

    Gabriel Roth
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hello, Slate Plus members! I’m writing this on my first day as a Slate senior editor. (Readers of the Slate Book Review might know me from the essays I’ve been writing about children’s books.) I’ve joined the magazine to focus on Slate Plus content—everything from the Slate Academy podcasts (just wait till you see what we’ve got planned there) to the behind-the-scenes features to some frankly awesome stuff I can’t tell you about yet. You’re supporting Slate, and my goal is to give you your money’s worth and then some.
  • The Olympics Need an L.A. Games

    Henry Grabar
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    After a deadline shuffle between elected officials, civic boosters, and Olympic organizers, Boston is no longer America’s candidate for the Summer Olympics in 2024.
  • The Telltale Story of MSG

    Mike Pesca
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Listen to Episode 307 of Slate’s The Gist:
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Editor’s Note: ‘Dr. Abscess’ and Why Surgeon Scorecard Matters

    ProPublica
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:18 am
    by Stephen Engelberg We’ve had a remarkable response in the two weeks since we published Surgeon Scorecard. The online database has been viewed more than 1.3 million times by people looking up doctors. Surgeons and others pored over the intricacies of the data and methodology. Some praised it as a long overdue, transformative step that will protect patients and spur change. Others were sharply critical, pointing to limitations in the data and what they viewed as flaws in the analysis. Perhaps the most striking response, though, came from one of our readers, the husband of a nursing…
  • Photos: Baltimore in the Wake of Freddie Gray

    ProPublica
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Edwin Torres ProPublica Segregation Now play sound Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate State of Emergency Photos by Edwin Torres for DailyMail.com, text special to ProPublica July 28, 2015 On April 27, 2015, the governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency in Baltimore. Riots had broken out following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. In the midst of the tumult, a young photographer documented everyday life in a city under siege. In the early-morning hours on Tuesday, April 28, a fire breaks out…
  • FDA Examines Whether MRI Drugs Accumulate in Brain Tissue

    ProPublica
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    by Jeff Gerth The Food and Drug Administration announced today it is investigating the risk of brain deposits for patients who are given repeated MRIs using imaging drugs that contain a heavy metal. The FDA did not announce any label changes for the nine medicines that contain the metal, gadolinium, saying there was a “need for additional information.” However, “to reduce the potential for gadolinium accumulation,” the safety announcement asked health care professionals to “consider limiting” their use and to reexamine “the necessity of…
  • The New American Slavery Requires An H-2 Visa And More In MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr. Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email?  Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. The new American slavery: Invited to the U.S., foreign workers find a nightmare (BuzzFeed News) Big story! #muckreads https://t.co/VN3tXI66JH— Kendall Taggart (@KendallTTaggart) July 24, 2015 "Interviews and court records reviewed by BuzzFeed News turned up hundreds of workers who claimed they were forced to pay for their visas. That's illegal; companies are responsible for making sure their labor brokers…
  • Senator to Red Cross: Where’s the Transparency on Haiti?

    ProPublica
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    by Justin Elliott The American Red Cross met a deadline this week to answer congressional questions about how it spent nearly half a billion dollars donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, but the group says details can't yet be released publicly. And the senator who posed the questions is not satisfied. "I still have a lot more questions for the Red Cross," said Sen. Charles Grassley in a statement. "I have other questions about the spending numbers and how they add up and the overhead costs for both the Red Cross and the grantee organizations. Also, I'd like to see more details of the…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • What made me happy in the 70

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Playing with a new iPhone app I put together a few of my most favorite bands Can you name them all? 
  • Quel intérêt a le syndicat? ITUC sont impliqués dans la campagne contre la FIFA

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    DOHA. Le 16 Juillet nous avons exprimé des préoccupations légitimes en matière de liens ITUC - la Confédération syndicale internationale - et la société de communication purpose.com qui compte parmi ses annexes organisation "Walk Free". "Walk Free" qui, avant le vote qui a confirmé Blatter à la tête de la FIFA, a attaqué le leader suisse de la promotion de la candidature de son rival, le prince Hussein Bin. Article ipotizzavamo une relation privilégiée entre la dangereuse et peut-être purpose.com et la ITUC; en particulier, nous mettons l'accent sur une possible ingérence…
  • What interest has the union?

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    On 16 July we have expressed legitimate concerns regarding ties ITUC - the International Trade Union Confederation - and the communications company purpose.com that counts among its appendices organization "Walk Free". "Walk Free" that, before the vote that confirmed Blatter as the head of FIFA, attacked the Swiss leader promoting the candidacy of his rival, Prince Hussein Bin. Article ipotizzavamo a privileged relationship between the dangerous and perhaps purpose.com and the ITUC; in particular, we put emphasis on possible undeclared American interference in the politics of the…
  • Jan Kulczyk is dead

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    The richest man in Poland and leader of Kulczyk Holding died last night in Wien Hospital. The reason was complications after bypass surgery. He was 65 years old.
  • Chitral floods: 903 evacuated to safety via Army helicopters

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Pakistan: 903 people stranded in flood-ravaged Chitral valley have been evacuated to safe areas by helicopter, the military's public relations wing ISPR said Wednesday. 59 tonnes of ration and food supplies have also been distributed to people in the affected areas, said ISPR. The ISPR added that an Army medical camp has also been set up at the Chitral Scout Hospital where 1178 patients have so far been treated. Over 12,000 litres of drinking water is also being distributed daily through four water bowsers of the Chitral Scouts, it said. Torrential rains have destroyed infrastructure,…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Global Markets Build on Gains

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Global stock markets were steady following a slight rebound in Chinese equities, but trading volumes were expected to remain thin and investors cautious ahead of a policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • 5 Things to Watch at the Fed Meeting

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    The Federal Reserve will issue a new policy statement Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT. Here are five things to watch.
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    Top News - Digital Journal

  • Dinosaurs like T. rex had uniquely serrated teeth, scientists say

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    For some time, scientists have known that Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropod dinosaurs had serrated teeth. They knew that those teeth, with their jagged edges worked like steak knives to help their owner tear through flesh.
  • Turkey pounds PKK as parliament meets in emergency session

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Turkish warplanes on Wednesday pounded targets of PKK militants in northern Iraq, as parliament was to meet in emergency session to debate the government's controversial campaign against Kurdish rebels and jihadists.
  • Ferrari officially confirms the new convertible 488 Spider

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    There has been some big news for Ferrari fans – earlier in the week details were leaked of a Speciale F12 – and now Ferrari confirmed they will be releasing a new Spider droptop version of the 488.
  • A second ceasefire violated in Yemen

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    For the second time in a month after a ceasefire was declared in Yemen fighting has continued. Saudi bombing began just hours after the earlier cease fire and allies of the exiled government launched an offensive in Aden.
  • New book on unfinished movie a must-read for Orson Welles fans

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    May 6 of this year marked the hundredth anniversary of Orson Welles' birth. But despite the name recognition and the wide film-school reverence for “Citizen Kane”, it sometimes seems as if Welles is still being neglected, even posthumously.
 
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    TIME

  • Baby Giraffe Whose Birth Was Live-Streamed From Dallas Zoo Dies in Accident

    Tara John
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    DALLAS — A baby giraffe whose birth at the Dallas Zoo was viewed live on the Internet worldwide has died in an accident. A Dallas Zoo statement says Kipenzi, the 3-month-old giraffe, died about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when she ran into a perimeter edge of the barn that’s part of the giraffe herd’s habitat. According to the statement, zoo keepers were routinely shifting the herd into their night barn when the calf began to scamper about the feeding yard. Zoo officials say she died immediately from three broken neck vertebrae. Kipenzi’s mother, Katie, was allowed to visit the…
  • Taliban’s Mullah Omar Has Died Say Reports

    conalurquhart
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    Two weeks after a message purportedly from the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar appeared on a website linked to the militant group, new reports on Wednesday morning claimed he had in fact died years ago. According to the BBC, Omar, who carries a $10m U.S. State Department bounty on his head, died two or three years. Citing Afghan officials, the broadcaster didn’t give any further details about the location or the circumstances of his death. A second report from Afghanistan’s Khaama Press suggested that Afghan officials had been told of Omar’s death by their…
  • Cindy Crawford is Developing a TV Series About Models in the ’80s

    Tara John
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Cindy Crawford is pulling back the curtain on the fashion. The renowned model is set to produce an upcoming NBC television series about the fashion world of the ’80s, EW has confirmed. More specifically, the project — tentatively titled Icon, according to Variety— will follow the wars between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management. The show will be fictionalized, with no actual names being used. Crawford will also not be appearing in the series. The project marks her television producing debut. Robin Bissell (The Hunger Games) is attached to write. Anne Heche and…
  • 39 Books to Help You Make Decisions in Life

    Jennifer So
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    At Re:Think Decision Making in February, I asked participants to offer up some books on decision making. (If you’d like to be one of the first to know when I open up registration for Re:Think Decision making 2016 in Austin, TX , join the list.) The crowd at the event was, in the words of one participants, the finest crowd you’ll find at a public event. These people are paid to make decisions for a living and want to find every edge they can. So when I asked them what books on decision making they read and recommend, you can bet they had a lot to say. Here’s the list:…
  • See Incredible Photos of Vintage Airplanes

    Liz Ronk
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was only about a decade after the Wright Brothers’ first flight that Bill Boeing, who was in the timber business in Seattle, decided to learn how to fly planes. After he ordered a plane of his own, Boeing decided the design left room for to be improved upon. So he did. In 1934, TIME called him “a hard-headed industrialist who turned to flying as a hobby, began making airplanes as a whim and ended up by giving the world a new standard of aircraft performance.” The eponymous company he founded in 1916 has been part of nearly every step of the aviation industry’s…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day one – live!

    Niall McVeigh (now) and Tom Davies (later)
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    Over-by-over updates from the third Ashes Test at EdgbastonClick here for the full scoreboard from the third TestEmail niall.mcveigh.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @NiallMcVeigh 12.47pm BST 15th over: Australia 49-3 (Rogers 20, Voges 5) Voges bides his time, leaving a slew of off-side deliveries before picking his moment to punch Broad down the pitch for four. Two old heads at the crease now – a combined age of 72, no less – trying to atone for that nervy first hour. 12.42pm BST 14th over: Australia 45-3 (Rogers 20, Voges 1) Finland holds its breath as Steven Finn returns to the fray,…
  • Activists hang from bridge in Portland to block Shell's Arctic vessel

    Adam Vaughan
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Greenpeace climbers plan to spend days hanging from the bridge in Portland, Oregon in an attempt to hinder Shell’s Arctic oil drilling plansA group of environmental activists have rappelled off a bridge in Portland, Oregon, in a bid to block a key vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet leaving the city’s port.Greenpeace said that 13 of its climbers were hanging off St John’s bridge and had enough supplies to last days in their attempt to hinder Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, with another 13 people assisting them. Continue reading...
  • Germany fights Facebook over real names policy

    Alex Hern
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Hamburg data protection authority says that site cannot demand photo ID from users – and says company has to ‘play by our rules’ to operate in the countryFacebook has been told to allow people to use pseudonyms on its site by a German regulator, which has ruled that the site’s “real name” policy violates the right to privacy.The Hamburg data protection authority said on Tuesday that the site could not force users to give official ID such as a passport or identity card, nor could it unilaterally change their chosen names to their “real” names on the site. Continue reading...
  • Rihanna's Freddie Gray concert was blocked by Baltimore police – reports

    Nadia Khomami
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    Singer had planned to walk with protesters and give free concert for 25-year-old African-American man who died in custodyRihanna was reportedly blocked by Baltimore police from playing a free concert for Freddie Gray, the 25-year old African-American man who was fatally injured by six police officers in April.According to newly released emails between police and the singer’s representatives, obtained by the Baltimore Sun, Rihanna wanted to go to Baltimore in the week after race-related rioting broke out to walk with protesters and perform a free concert. Continue reading...
  • Michael Moore film to attack US government's state of 'infinite war'

    Henry Barnes
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:24 am
    Where to Invade Next, made in secret because of surveillance concerns, satirises ‘constant need to have an enemy to keep the military-industrial complex alive’Michael Moore’s new film, Where to Invade Next, explores how the US government maintains a state of “infinite war”, according to the Oscar-winning documentary film-maker. Moore revealed rough details of the project, which he has been making “in secret” since 2009, in his first Periscope broadcast. He answered questions from fans posted on Twitter and started by saying he’d like to “say ‘Hello!’ to my NSA friends…
 
 
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  • Commuters Convene ‘Back of the Bus Club,’ Still Meet Daily 25 Years Later

    Helaina Hovitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    What if, instead of just seeing your daily commute as a way to get from Point A to Point B, you viewed it as an opportunity to form a fun social alliance with strangers? For one group of city bus riders, that’s just how the Back of the Bus Club was The post Commuters Convene ‘Back of the Bus Club,’ Still Meet Daily 25 Years Later appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Frozen In Time: Chalkboard Drawings From 1917 Discovered During School Remodeling

    Terry Turner
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Chalkboards may be meant for temporary messages, but the illustrations adorning the blackboards at this Oklahoma school haven’t been erased in nearly one hundred years. Construction workers renovating Emerson High School were surprised to find sketches and assignments from 1917 still in tact. The blackboards had been covered by an earlier renovation, The post Frozen In Time: Chalkboard Drawings From 1917 Discovered During School Remodeling appeared first on Good News Network.
  • NFL’s First Female Coach Hired by Arizona Cardinals

    Terry Turner
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Arizona Cardinals fans are singing the praises of Jennifer Welter, who just became the first woman hired as a coach at any level of the National Football League. Welter joins the “Birdgang” as a training camp and preseason intern coach for inside linebackers.   “I’m proud to be part of The post NFL’s First Female Coach Hired by Arizona Cardinals appeared first on Good News Network.
  • This Lamp Light Burns All Night Powered Only by a Glass of Saltwater

    Terry Turner
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Solar energy, you have been outdone: this lamp literally provides hours of light from a glass of water and two spoons of salt. SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting), a company based in the Philippines, has designed a lamp to help illuminate the homes of Filipinos with limited or no access to The post This Lamp Light Burns All Night Powered Only by a Glass of Saltwater appeared first on Good News Network.
  • 91-yo Man Fulfills Fantasy of Crashing Car Through a Garage Door (WATCH)

    Good News Network
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Usually when you hear stories about older people crashing cars into buildings, it’s by accident. But when 91-year-old Walter Thomas of Woodstock, Illinois rammed a car through a garage door, it was a very deliberate dream come true.  When Thomas told his granddaughter Becky that his one and only fantasy The post 91-yo Man Fulfills Fantasy of Crashing Car Through a Garage Door (WATCH) appeared first on Good News Network.
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  • California Farmers Switch to Less Thirsty Crops

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Water scarcity is driving California farmers to plant different crops. Growers are switching to more profitable, less-thirsty fruits, vegetables and nuts.
  • The light-sensing molecules in plants came from ancient algae

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a new study from Duke University.The findings are some of the strongest evidence yet refuting the prevailing idea that the ancestors of early plants got the red light sensors that helped them move from water to land by engulfing light-sensing bacteria, the researchers say. 
  • Arctic ice growth doesn't disprove climate change

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    New data shows that in 2013 Arctic ice actually grew rather than retreating as climate change models had predicted. Far from proving climate change is a myth or that ice retreat has ended, as skeptics are now claiming, this reveals something much more interesting about our warming climate.
  • New MIT study on the historical climate of the American West

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    All around the deserts of Utah, Nevada, southern Oregon, and eastern California, ancient shorelines line the hillsides above dry valley floors, like bathtub rings — remnants of the lakes once found throughout the region. Even as the ice sheets retreated at the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago, the region remained much wetter than it is today. The earliest settlers of the region are likely to have encountered a verdant landscape of springs and wetlands.So just when and why did today’s desert West dry out?
  • Ocean acidification is impacting phytoplankton now

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Scientists are warning that ocean acidification is impacting microorganisms in our ocean known as phytoplankton and, as they pay a key role in ocean habitats, any future loss or change in species numbers could impact marine life in a big way.Ocean acidification isn’t always mentioned in conjunction with phytoplankton blooms, and the U.S. Government has been slow to link the two, but MIT researchers say acidification of our oceans could impact phytoplankton in a big way, and that will be bad news for our marine life.
 
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  • Sprouts Farmers Market Upgraded To Neutral At Longbow

    Monica Gerson
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    In a report published Wednesday, Longbow Research analyst Alton Stump upgraded the rating on Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) to Neutral, citing valuation as the reason. Latest Ratings for SFM DateFirmActionFromTo Jun 2015Cleveland ResearchInitiates Coverage onNeutral Jun 2015MacquarieInitiates Coverage onOutperform Jun 2015WolfDowngradesPeer Perform View More Analyst Ratings for SFM View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • 3D Systems Upgraded At Longbow, Earnings Miss Now 'Less Likely'

    Monica Gerson
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    In a report published Wednesday, Longbow Research analyst Joe Wittine upgraded the rating on 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) from Underperform to Neutral, following the pressure on the company’s shares year-to-date. Latest Ratings for DDD DateFirmActionFromTo Jul 2015Longbow ResearchUpgradesUnderperformNeutral Jul 2015CitigroupMaintainsNeutral May 2015OppenheimerDowngradesOutperformPerform View More Analyst Ratings for DDD View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Viking Therapeutics Reports Will Conduct Phase 2 Trial of VK2809 in Patients with Cholesterolemia, Fatty Liver Disease

    Paul Quintaro
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced plans to conduct a Phase 2 trial of VK2809 in patients with hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease.
  • Bob Peck Sees Twitter Turnaround Potentially Taking A 'Considerable Time'

    Jayson Derrick
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    In a report published Wednesday, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Bob Peck discussed why he is convinced Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR)'s turnaround may take a "considerable time." Latest Ratings for TWTR DateFirmActionFromTo Jul 2015Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-weight Jul 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight Jul 2015JefferiesMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for TWTR View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Altria Posts Upbeat Q2 Earnings, Lifts FY15 Forecast

    Monica Gerson
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    Altria Group Inc (NYSE: MO) reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter and lifted its full-year earnings forecast.
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  • Mullah Omar, reclusive Taliban chief, reported dead

    Cheryl Chumley
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    Mullah Omar Several sources are confirming Mullah Omar, the reclusive supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, died from tuberculosis. Unnamed Afghan sources said he died two years and four months ago, the Express Tribune reported. He was rarely seen in public. BBC reported the U.S. State Department had placed a $10 million bounty on his head years ago. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! A former Afghan minister said Omar’s son had actually…
  • Chris Christie to Colorado: Pot-smoking days are numbered

    Cheryl Chumley
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sent a strong message about marijuana to Colorado and Washington residents during a “Telling It Like It Is” town hall event in New Hampshire, saying their pot-smoking days are pretty much numbered. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” he said, Bloomberg Politics reported. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.” Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s…
  • Pistol-packing pastor thwarts would-be burglar

    Cheryl Chumley
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    A Baytown, Texas, would-be burglar got the shock of his life when he tried taking off with a stash of electronics from the Church of New Beginnings, but was stymied by the pastor – who was packing a pistol. Lee Marvin Blue, 27, was arrested and charged with breaking down the door of the church with intent to steal. Pastor Benny Holmes was asleep inside, but heard the ruckus and grabbed his 9mm pistol, KHOU reported. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND's Email News…
  • Trump says yes to Palin on his team

    Cheryl Chumley
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:31 am
    Sarah Palin Billionaire Donald Trump said he’d not only consider adding former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to his planned White House team – he’d actually love it. During an interview on “The Palin Update” on Mama Grizzly Radio, a station that’s devoted to around-the-clock coverage of all things Palin, Trump told host Kevin Scholla the former politico would be perfect for his White House administration. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for…
  • Fox lowers poll threshold for presidential debate

    Cheryl Chumley
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    Fox News has opened the debate door to all Republican candidates polling at least 1 percent. Fox News has opened up one of its planned Aug. 6 presidential debate floor to any candidate that polls at least 1 percent, a last-minute and quiet change that lets in the likes of former business executive Carly Fiorina and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Prior, only those polling in the top 10 would be invited to the on-stage event. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News…
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  • Mexico: Macabre Revelation on Mass Graves Underscores Ayotzinapa Disappearances Failure

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities have unearthed scores of mass graves in recent months during the search for 43 disappeared students underscores the enormity of the crisis of enforced disappearances faced in the country, Amnesty International said today. “This latest macabre revelation confirms what we had already found: the sheer magnitude of the crisis of enforced disappearances in Guerrero and elsewhere in Mexico is truly shocking,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International. July 27, 2015 AIUSA The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities…
  • Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

    Anu Ghate
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. July 27, 2015 AIUSA The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. THE BAD 1. Indonesia resumed executions. The year began on a tragic note when Indonesia, ignoring pleas from around the world, put six people to death for drug trafficking. The executions were the first in Indonesia since 2013.read more
  • China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists

    Anu Ghate
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    More than 100 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July. At least 25 are feared still detained by police. July 13, 2015 Protest on July 12, 2015 after at least 50 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists detained or questioned by police AIUSA More than 100 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July. At least 25 are feared still detained by police. Total number of lawyers and activists targeted: 101   Total…
  • Singapore: Free 16-year-old prisoner of conscience Amos Yee

    dcdisco1
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after criticising the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew online. July 6, 2015 AIUSA The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after criticising the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew online. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
  • Brazil: Congress Plays 'House of Cards' With the Lives of Marginalized Teenagers

    Anu Ghate
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried and sent to an adult jail. But although large sectors of the country celebrated, Eduardo Cunha, President of the House of Representatives, was not happy – and wasted no time doing something about it. July 6, 2015 AIUSA As political U-turns go, this was a pretty spectacular and shocking one. On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia vociferously debated and voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried as an adult and be sent to an adult jail…
 
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  • Jason Kilar's Audacious Plan: One Upping YouTube With His Mobile Video Platform, Vessel

    Neal Ungerleider
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Vessel has raised $134 million to build a platform where subscribers pay for access to videos from YouTube stars and established brands.In a cavernous mainstage room in a southern California convention hall, Jason Kilar is explaining how he's going to make content creators money. About two and a half years ago, Kilar was the CEO of Hulu before relations with television networks reached breaking point. Today, instead of working with ABC and Fox, he's working with YouTube's rising stars—and tapping into a subculture, made up mostly of people in their teens and twenties, that's poised to…
  • Google Will Now Tell You When A Restaurant Is Too Busy

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Crowdsourced data from Google Maps will show you when your local haunts are too busy, so you'll spend less time in line.A new feature in Google will show users when local restaurants are booked up and stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.Read Full Story
  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We Continue To Question The Reverse Chronological Timeline

    Rose Pastore
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    During Twitter's second-quarter earnings call, Dorsey described the social network's efforts to attract more users.Twitter cofounder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday that the social network, in an effort to more effectively attract and retain new users, could move further away from a strictly reverse chronological timeline of user posts.Read Full Story
  • One Month In, Apple Music Reportedly Scores 10 Million Users

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Major labels posit the new streaming service already has at least 10 million subscribers.Apple Music has allegedly surpassed 10 million subscribers in its first four weeks of operation, according to music industry publication Hits Daily Double, which cites sources at major labels.Read Full Story
  • NASA Has A Plan To Keep Our Skies Free Of Drone Congestion

    Daniel Terdiman
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    A thousand people gathered at NASA's Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency's plan for creating a workable system.With an increasing number of drones vying for precious airspace, someone should start thinking about how we can possibly hope to manage the traffic congestion that will soon be over our heads.Read Full Story
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  • Multilingualism "catalyst" for achieving sustainable development goals

    Siobhán Garside
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Likki-Lee Pitzen, making a speech at the UN-backed essay competition "Many Languages One World". Photo: UN WEB TV Greater emphasis should be placed on nurturing multilingual students, according to a winner of a UN-backed essay competition entitled "Many Languages One World." Students from around the world submitted papers on the post-2015 development agenda of the United Nations; those papers had to be written in a language other than their mother tongue. Masters student Likki-Lee Pitzen grew up in Germany and speaks English, German, Japanese, Thai and some Swedish. Siobhán Garside asked…
  • Better cattle breeding through nuclear science

    Ana Carmo
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Photo: IAEA/Louise Potterton Cattle breeders around the world have been trained in a process which can detect if artificial insemination has worked at an early stage. The procedure has proved to be a good way to get better quality and healthier livestock. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has worked with breeders in the use of a nuclear technique which can detect if insemination has been effective as early as within three weeks. Through partnership with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the agency has supported nearly 90…
  • News in Brief 28 July 2015 (PM)

    Siobhán Garside
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Boys hold shrapnel from exploded artillery shells while standing on a street damaged by blasts in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud Largest single attack in Yemen kills 55 civilians The largest single attack in Yemen since the escalation of the conflict in March has killed at least 55 civilians, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The attack took place in Al Mukha District in the Taizz Governorate. WHO says the number of deaths is likely to increase as more bodies are recovered from the rubble, where an unknown number of people have been trapped for more…
  • Security Council resolution reflects "strong commitment" to Somalia

    Ana Carmo
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2232 (2015), authorizing the African Union to maintain deployment of its Mission in Somalia until 30 May 2016. UN Photo/Evan Schneider A resolution affirming the international community's commitment to peace and reconciliation in Somalia was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council on Tuesday. The resolution sought to maintain the UN and African Union presence in the country, and stressed the importance of strengthening the national security forces. Dianne Penn reports. The 15 Security Council members voted to extend the mandate of the…
  • Daily News 28 July 2015

    Siobhán Garside
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Daily News from United Nations Radio.
 
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  • The New West with Will Hearst: Willie Brown

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    The New West with Will Hearst: Willie Brown Will Hearst sits down with career politician and the 41st Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown. Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Location: San Francisco, CA, Fora.tv Studios, New West with Will Hearst Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/07/The_New_West_with_Will_Hearst_Willie_Brown
  • Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Whale Sharks and Mudskippers

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Whale Sharks and Mudskippers Unbeknownst to many, the Middle East is home to some of the world's most remarkable marine ecosystems. But amid photographing juvenile whale sharks and fantastical mudskippers, National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak comes across a devastating shark-meat trade. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/Wild_Seas_Secret_Shores_Whale_Sharks_and_Mudskippers
  • Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Jellyfish and Salmon

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Jellyfish and Salmon National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak dives into freezing waters to photograph the stunning biodiversity of the Great Bear Rainforest, including black bears on the hunt for salmon and singing whales. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/Wild_Seas_Secret_Shores_Jellyfish_and_Salmon
  • 4 Things to Know about the Euro Area's Economy

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    4 Things to Know about the Euro Area's Economy The IMF says that although the euro area recovery is strengthening, a stronger collective push is needed on four key areas: increasing demand, cleaning up bank balance sheets, stepping up reforms, and strengthening governance. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/4_Things_to_Know_about_the_Euro_Areas_Economy
  • Benedict Arnold

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Benedict Arnold James Kirby Martin discusses the truths and legends of Benedict Arnold. Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/29/Benedict_Arnold
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  • Donald Trump has been on Fox News 10 times as much as Jeb Bush

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    At least since they each declared that they're running for president. Here's a full sampling of the tally of total combined Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network appearances for all the GOP candidates since their official campaign launches, per Politico: 1) Paul, 35 … 2) Huckabee, 31 … 3) Trump, 30 … 4) Perry, 24 … 5-6) Fiorina and Jindal, 20 each … 7) Cruz, 17 … 8) Santorum, 16 … 9) Rubio, 14 … 10-11) Carson and Graham, 12 each … 12-13) Kasich and Pataki, 11 each … 14) Christie, 7 … 15) Walker, 4 … 16) Bush, 3. [Politico] The number of appearances doesn't quite…
  • Jimmy Kimmel got choked up and nearly cried while talking about the killing of Cecil the Lion

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Jimmy Kimmel's emotions got the better of him during Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night. During a segment about the killing of a beloved Zimbabwean lion named Cecil, the comedian got choked up and momentarily had to pause during his routine. It was an uncharacteristic moment for Kimmel, whose quips about Cecil and the poachers had more of an edge to them than his usual antics. "First of all, quit saying you took the lion," Kimmel snapped, addressing the Minnesotan dentist who allegedly poached Cecil. "You take Aspirin. You killed the lion." Kimmel added, "If you're some A-hole dentist who wants…
  • 10 things you need to know today: July 29, 2015

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
  • Jon Stewart covers Obama's Africa trip with birther and Trump jokes, one sharp elbow

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    On Wednesday, President Obama returns from a five-day trip to Africa, including the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia and his first presidential trip to his father's homeland, Kenya. "His father's homeland, the place where his father was born — wink," Jon Stewart said on Tuesday's Daily Show, trying to make a birther joke. Then a clip of Obama making his own birther joke in Kenya. "Well, that stole a lot of the joy out of my joke," Stewart mock-griped. "You host The Daily Show, Obama, how about that? When you leave, you just host this show, and I'll just pack up and…
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, Afghan officials say

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    Mullah Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader who has not been seen in public since the U.S. and coalition forces ousted his government in 2001, is dead, and has been for two or three years, senior sources in Afghanistan's security services and government tell BBC News and other news outlets. According to Pakistan's Express Tribune, Omar died more than two years ago of tuberculosis. "It is widely speculated that Mullah Baradar Akhund will succeed Mullah Omar as the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban," the paper reports. This isn't the first report of the reclusive leader's death, but "this is the…
 
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  • CUMBERBATCH LOOSENS HIS LIP

    Anonymous
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    Short Read: as the star of "Sherlock" takes on Hamlet, Isabel Lloyd looks past the fandom From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Benedict Cumberbatch is a serious actor. The selfie generation’s hysteria about his long, ascetic looks, milky voice, and air of slightly foxed aristocracy tends to swamp what it is he actually does—which is perhaps why, in May, he missed out on a Bafta for the fifth time. If his industry peers don’t find all the adulation terrifically endearing, they should look again. The first clue came in Cumberbatch’s…
  • GOOD ENOUGH FOR GREGORY PECK

    Anonymous
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    A Matter of Taste: Kassia St Clair explains how men can wear round sunglasseswithout looking comical From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 As any man dithering at an airport concession stand will tell you, sunglasses can be tricky. Particularly the ones with round-framed lenses. Wearing the wrong kind will do about as much for your self-esteem as spending time in a hall of mirrors: your nose will look too long, your face too round, and you’ll have all the visual gravitas of Groucho Marx. But it’s worth persevering. Sunglasses are a safe way to take a style risk,…
  • THE PROTO-INTERNET

    Anonymous
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Cartophilia: the early telegraph routes were strikingly similar to today’s internet pathways. Charlie McCann traces their course From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 This is two maps masquerading as one. The map we see here was made in 1877 by the Eastern Telegraph Company, a British firm that was on the verge of creating the world’s first global communications network. The other map, its shadow, would not be created for another century, until the effects of research by the American Department of Defence had begun to unspool around the globe. The telegraph system’s cables…
  • IT’S COMPLICATED

    Anonymous
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    More women than ever say they’re interested in buying mechanical watches. But can they find any they actually like? Melanie Grant takes four potential customers shopping to see what, if anything, ticks all the boxes From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 SEVERAL YEARS AGO I was on a train chatting to an old friend, an obsessive collector of vintage watches. Halfway through the journey he gripped my arm and, eyes bulging, hissed: “Look at that Panerai!” Opposite us was a man who had a hint of gold peeping from beneath his shirt cuff. The two men locked eyes; my friend’s gaze…
  • THE LIGHTNING INSIDE US

    Anonymous
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    The Music of Science: Oliver Morton admires a new book which throws light on the essence of living—and it’s all down to the flow of energy From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine July/August 2015 IN JAMES WHALE'S 1931 film of “Frankenstein”, the monster is brought to life as his creator imagined God’s first creatures to have been: by lightning. “Behold!” Victor cries, as the storm lashes his laboratory and its metal armatures begin to glow. “The great ray that first brought life into the world.” A couple of decades later, in a ground-breaking foray into the science of life’s…
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    CBS Radio News
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal talks about the deadly shooting in a Lafayette movie theater. Senators Rand Paul, (Republican-KY); Joe Manchin, (Democrat-WV), share their views on the Iran deal, gun laws and a video that has gone viral. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the field of GOP candidates. Tom Donlin, former Obama National Security advisor and Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have insight on battling ISIS. To close out the show, Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal bureau chief; John Heilemann, Bloomberg Politics' co-managing editor; and Nancy…
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    CBS Radio News
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the nuclear inspection system the U.S. negotiated with Iran is a "huge accomplishment" even though international inspectors could have to wait up to 24 days to access undeclared nuclear sites; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhyahu insists that the U.S. had a clear alternative in the Iran deal and that the Islamic republic's nuclear program should have been partly or fully dismantled before any economic sanctions were lifted; Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Gwen Ifill of PBS, Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine and Robert Costa of The…
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    12 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    House Speaker John Boehner explains why he thinks the immigration issue won't be resolved until the president and Congress get serious about possible resolutions. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, acknowledges that he and Hillary Clinton hold different policy standards, but says what he won't do is attack her. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, believes that Iran's elevated role in the Middle East has complicated the fight against ISIS. All that and more on "Face the Nation."
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    CBS Radio News
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explains the "profound consequences" of the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, reflects on the president's strategy of containment overseas and as the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota says Democrats in Congress are pushing for the "strongest deal possible." All that and more on "Face the Nation."
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Head of Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin acknowledges historic ruling on same-sex marriage and says the fight continues for civil rights for all; Following the Supreme Court decision supporting nationwide same-sex marriage, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says conservatives ought not be forced to bend their beliefs. Moore says he respects all people, but should be allowed to hold onto convictions; all this and more on "Face the Nation."
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • STARTUP AWARDS WINNERS: VASTARI AND PRINTR

    Simone Brummelhuis
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    THENEXTWOMEN STARTUP AWARDS, 2015 The prize winning pitches for the International Pitch Competition 2015 at The Next Women Innovation Summit have been named. Vastari - the jury prize winner - is a unique online platform from England for private art collectors and museums to aid the organisation and hiring of exhibitions.read more
  • TheNextWomen Innovation Summit is coming up next week

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    Next week sees the annual TheNextWomen Innovation Summit: an event aimed at promoting female entrepreneurship and the creation of an ecosystem of innovative women. The keynote speaker is none other than Neelie Kroes. The good news is that it is almost fully booked. read more
  • Startup Diaries: Student becomes 3d Printing Pioneer

    Simone Brummelhuis
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    In the Startup Diaries series, Cecile  van der Waal of Printr tells her story;Although I just started as an entrepreneur, it already feels like a lifetime. One day of working, feels like an entire week and yet I can’t believe how fast the weeks fly by. This sounds exhausting, but it gives me a lot of energy.read more
  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Europe, what is your plan as to the success of female entrepreneurs?In order to increase the economic power of developing countries, many entrepreneurial and education programmes are initiated in of developing countries that focus on women. read more
  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
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    PCWorld

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    Intel and Micron unveil a new class of memory with 3D XPointIntel and Micron say they’ve developed the first new kind of memory since NAND flash was introduced in 1989. The new technology, 3D XPoint, is a form of non-volatile memory that’s as much as 1,000 times faster than NAND flash, the companies say. 3D XPoint should arrive in products next year, and it could change computing as much as SSDs have by powering better speech recognition, biometrics, and gesture-based interfaces.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Windows 10: The 10 best new features you should try first

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    The best of what's new Let’s not beat around the bush: Windows 10 is wonderful . It’s head-and-shoulders better than Windows 8.1, at least for traditional PC users. The fact that it banishes full-screen apps and the Metro Start screen to the aether, focusing instead on the tried-and-true desktop, should be reason enough to make PC purists smile.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Windows 10 is finally here, and Microsoft’s latest, greatest operating system is chock full of tricks and tweaks that can enhance your experience—and tailor Windows to your personal needs. Here’s a look at five of the most useful. (Pssst: Our massive Windows 10 tips and tricks guide has much, much more.)Make Cortana more useful You’ll definitely want to tweak the “Getting around” section of Cortana’s Notebook if you plan on using her to help with daily travel plans.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to make your Android device safe for kids

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let your kids learn and play on your phone or tablet without fear of stumbling into risqué content—or mucking up your stuff.
  • Windows 7 holdouts: Why diehard users refuse to move to Windows 10

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    Rejoice, Windows fans. Windows 10 is finally here and it’s chock full of fancy new features like Cortana, Task View, windowed modern UI apps, and the return of the Start menu. But despite the excitement—and the free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users—not everyone is willing to make the jump to Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system. Last week, we asked for input from anyone who was planning to pass on the Windows 10 upgrade. After culling through a ton of email, website and Facebook comments, as well as an active thread on Sevenforums.com, we talked to many Windows 7 and…
 
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    theGrio

  • Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

    Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such conspiracy theories — including one that Bland’s mug shot was taken after her death — have prompted death threats against county officials. “Because of some of the things that’s gone out on social media, this county has been literally attacked,” he said at a news conference, adding that the FBI is investigating…
  • Man charged after his 2-year-old daughter dies after being left in a hot car

    theGrio
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    A 40-year-old father is being held on charges of child abandonment after his two-year-old daughter died when he allegedly left her alone in a hot car. Hamuda Raufu had just returned from a Ramadan celebration with his wife and five children and told all of the children to go inside, but police say he never checked to make sure everyone was out of the car. According to police, Raufu’s two-year-old daughter, Sekinat Raufu, was left inside the car for more than an hour. That day, it was 98 degrees outside, so the temperatures inside the car were well over 100 degrees. In Raufu’s…
  • Tyler Perry reportedly keeping the peace between Houston, Brown families

    Sheffie Cochran
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Tyler Perry is in Atlanta to join the family of both Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown as they grieve the passing of Bobbi Kristina. A source tells Entertainment Tonight exclusively that Perry is, “intent on keeping the peace” between the two sides whose issues date back to Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s volatile relationship. ET’s sources say Perry has offered to “take care of everything” related to the funeral. Perry reportedly will allow the Brown/Houston families to use his private jet to transport Bobbi Kristina’s body from Atlanta where her funeral service is…
  • Judge recognizes suspect from past weekend’s cruise vacation

    theGrio
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    Judge Mindy Glazer basically knows everyone. Earlier this month, she recognized a former middle school classmate in court. This time, it was a man she remembered from a recent cruise vacation. “What were you on? The Breeze?” Glazer asked the man, who was in the Florida court on an out-of-state warrant. “Yes,” he replied. “Me too,” Glazer responded. “Isn’t that cool? Did you have a nice cruise?” “You were on a cruise this weekend that just passed?” the man asks in disbelief. “You didn’t see me dancing?”…
  • Flex & Shanice share their financial comeback story, defend sexless dating before marriage

    Chris Witherspoon
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    OWN’s reality series Flex & Shanice is back with a second season and follows the lives of husband and wife duo actor Flex Alexander (One on One) and pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their extended family, all living together under one roof. From the outside looking in, Flex and Shanice have had a fairy tale marriage, but what the couple has been hiding from the world is that they have been struggling financially for the past five years, prompting them to move in with their extended family to help make ends meet. While Flex hustles to support the family and kickstart…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • 14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    PUBLICATION DATE: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Water in the West

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Water in the West PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 KEYWORDS: water, west, drought, climate, change, global, warming, usage, agriculture, population Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Extinction

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Extinction PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 KEYWORDS: extinction, middle, class, T-Rex, museum, economy, income, jobs, opportunity, american, dream Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Rebel Flag

    21 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Rebel Flag PUBLICATION DATE: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 KEYWORDS: Charleston, South, Carolina, Church, shooting, black, white, rebel, confederate, guns, dylann, roof, A.M.E. Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Housing Supply and Demand

    10 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Housing Supply and Demand PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 KEYWORDS: housing, supply, demand, denver, costs, availability, greater, sage, grouse, habitat, endangered, species, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Wildland firefighters in Spain strike as fires burn

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    It was only a few days ago that we told you about some wildland firefighters in Spain, the BRIF (reinforcement brigade forest fire). Now they are on strike. Below is an excerpt from an article at The Local: “Over 800 people were evacuated from the villages of Ca l’Esteve, El Bosc Gran and Monserrat Parc in Ódena near Barcelona, after wildfires broke out over the weekend. At least 1,000 hectares of vegetation have been destroyed by the fire, which broke out on Sunday afternoon. While the fire continues to rage, firefighters have stabilized the perimeter ensuring the flames did not…
  • Report released for escaped prescribed fire in Wind Cave NP

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Cold Brook Prescribed Fire April 13, 2015, shortly after it escaped, crossing Highway 385. This is looking northwest. Photo by Benjamin Carstens (click to enlarge) The National Park Service has released a “Facilitated Learning Analysis” (FLA) for the prescribed fire that escaped in Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota April 13, 2015. The Cold Brook prescribed fire spotted almost 200 feet across U.S. Highway 385 burning an unplanned 5,420 acres beyond the 1,000 acres planned, all within the boundaries of the park. There were no injuries and no structures or…
  • Grass fire in South Dakota

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Two engines attack the north side of a fire south of Hot Springs, SD, July 27, 2015. Photo by Bill Gabbert. At about 5:15 p.m. today, July 27, engines from the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department responded to and extinguished a grass fire several miles southeast of the town east of US Highway 385 in southwest South Dakota. We were able to grab a few photos as they worked their way around it using nozzles aimed at the fire from the safety and comfort of the passenger seats of the trucks. The fire burned surprisingly well, considering it has been a very wet spring and summer in the Black…
  • Report released for short-haul extraction of firefighter with broken leg

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    A preliminary report has been released for an accident that involved a firefighter who sustained a broken leg on July 20 and was extracted by short-haul the next day. This occurred on the Gregg Creek Fire in the Willamette National Forest east of Corvallis, Oregon. Earlier, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release with some basic information, but on July 26 the Willamette National Forest, over the signature of Forest Supervisor Tracy Beck, filed a “72-Hour Preliminary Report” approximately 144 hours after the extraction. Below is the narrative and a photo…
  • Tip: how to search Wildfire Today

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    We received an email from one of our readers who said he had trouble searching for a particular topic on Fire Aviation. The bulit-in search on Fire Aviation’s and Wildfire Today’s home pages are pretty good, but not great. What works better is to use Google. Type this into a Google search box: site:wildfiretoday.com [enter your search words here, keep a space after the .com, and leave out the brackets] This works for any internet site.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels.
  • Escaping ISIS

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS.
  • Growing Up Trans

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    An intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.
  • Rape on the Night Shift

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.
  • Obama at War

    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Forty Fingers and Forty Toes in One Delivery

    Deontrea Jones
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    On Wednesday, July 15, Trent and Niki Pride from College Station became proud parents of quadruplets – three boys and one girl. Forty precious fingers and forty precious toes were welcomed at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. The post Forty Fingers and Forty Toes in One Delivery appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Welcomes New Section Chief of Primary Care

    Katherine Voss
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock welcomes Suneel K. Vallabhaneni, M.D., as Section Chief of Primary Care Services to lead a growing team of primary care and family medicine physicians. “We’re excited that Dr. Vallabhaneni has joined us,” said Rob Watson, M.D., chief medical officer for Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Region. […] The post Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Welcomes New Section Chief of Primary Care appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Offers Integrative Medicine Services

    Katherine Voss
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock is now offering integrative medicine services to Central Texans that include massage therapy and acupuncture at two of its regional clinics: Scott & White Clinic – Avery Ranch and Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Round Rock South. “What’s unique about this service in the greater Austin metro […] The post Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Offers Integrative Medicine Services appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – College Station Earns Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

    Scott Clark
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Scott & White Hospital – College Station has achieved new status of Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international organization that focuses on improving care and ending heart disease. Scott & White Hospital – College Station is a part of the Baylor Scott & White Health system. Heart attacks […] The post Scott & White Hospital – College Station Earns Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • A Taxonomy of Hipster Coffee Shop Names

    Tobias
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
    The hidden taxonomy of hipster coffee shop names. LDN edition. » See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now  
  • Oil Well

    Tobias
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Almond? Olive? Sunflower? Which is the ultimate cooking oil? Our graphic visualizes every single cooking oil and grades each for health, smoke point, flavour and, um, massage suitability. »  See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now
  • Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco

    Tobias
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his method & process for great dataviz in San Francisco on Monday July 27th. Following sell-out sessions in New York & London, places are booking fast for the the SF edition of Workshops are Beautiful, which participants have described as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended”.   »  Learn more – and book your ticket – on our Workshops page. » The books Knowledge is Beautiful & Information is Beautiful
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • The Internet of Things – A Primer

    Tobias
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    By the year 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, even cows – will be connected to the internet. They’re calling this next upgrade to the web ‘The Internet of Things’. But how does it work, and why should you care? Discover the tech & meet the main players in our interactive dataviz tour. » Explore the interactive » Discover our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 in India

    Alka Anand Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    NEW DELHI: Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system, will be available starting today as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. The phone version of the OS will arrive at a later time. Windows 10 includes features such as Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant, an Xbox app for gaming and a Microsoft Edge, a new web browser that replaces Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Windows 10 marks the return of the Start menu in an avatar similar to the one we’ve seen in Windows 7 and earlier releases. It retains Windows 8’s Live…
  • Abdul Kalam’s mortal remains reach Rameswaram, thousands gather to pay homage

    Alka Anand Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    RAMESWARAM: The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam reached his hometown Rameswaram on Wednesday afternoon. The body, which was brought to Madurai from New Delhi on an IAF aircraft, was later flown to Mandapam Camp in Ramanathapuram district on a helicopter. Union ministers Manohar Parrikar and Venkaiah Naidu accompanied the body from Delhi. Tamil Nadu ministers, including finance minister O Panneerselvam, and relatives of Kalam received the body at the Mandapam Camp. Army, India Air Force and Navy personnel presented a Guard of Honour after the body reached there at 2.05pm Later the…
  • Yakub Memon: Supreme Court Verdict Awaited, Governor Rejects Mercy Plea

    Alka Anand Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
    Yakub’s mercy plea is now with the President, who rejected it last year. Sources say much hinges on what the Supreme Court decides. The Supreme Court has rejected Yakub’s argument that procedure was not correctly followed in his case. Yakub had asked the court to stop his hanging scheduled for tomorrow, on grounds that rules were violated. Yakub’s lawyer had told the court that the death warrant for his execution is illegal because it was issued in April, before he had exhausted every legal option; his curative petition challenging the Supreme Court’s ruling had not…
  • Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tells Afghanistan

    Alka Anand Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    The death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, has been confirmed by authorities in Pakistan who have shared the information with Afghan government officials, according to a media report on Wednesday. The issue was reportedly discussed during a meeting of the Afghan cabinet following the confirmation by Pakistani authorities, the Khaama Press reported. The Pakistani authorities said Mullah Omar had died two years ago but no further details were given regarding the circumstances surrounding his death, the report said. There was no word on the issue from the Afghan…
  • Haryana whistleblower Chaturvedi win Ramon Magsaysay award

    Alka Anand Singh
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s whistleblower IFS officer has been chosen for this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award for his exemplary integrity and courage in public life. A Haryana cadre IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi is currently posted as deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical Sciences after he went on central deputation in 2012. Chaturvedi was removed from his post of chief vigilance officer at AIIMS in 2014 after he had detected irregularities at the medical institute. After coming to power, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had decided to depute him as his officer on special…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Da PLP Government Goes into FNM Country Grand Bahama to have a Cabinet Meeting and still there are NO SOLUTIONS TO OPEN PRINCESS OR BAHA MAR!

    media
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Grand Bahama Da JOKERS ARE BACK – SELLING DREAMS and HOLOGRAMS! CABINET TEAM – Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie is pictured with several members of his Cabinet as he participated in the re-opening of the Fire Station at Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday morning. A historic meeting of the Cabinet took place in Grand Bahama, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) Yinner think dey in Grand Bahama to give Sarkis more a-yinner land? What ya think? FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
  • $11.3 tax dollars spent in Carnival and only two persons charged before the courts for ‘THIEFIN’

    media
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    BP can confirm two shameless thieves stole Money at Carnival and no one in JAIL! NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamians will soon know who stole thousands of dollars in the first Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival but as it stands the report on what was spent and collected is being presented. BP has been doing our own forensic investied gation on Junkanoo Carnival and what we have already uncover is just disgusting! So far police have probed two thieves and when all is settled we know more will be exposed. Meanwhile the PR spin had begun! The Bahamas National Festival Commission is calling the first-ever…
  • Prime Minister Christie on the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Amendment Bill

    media
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. FREEPORT, The Bahamas – Statement of The Prime Minister The Rt. Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament for Centreville: Hawksbill Creek Grand Bahama (Deep Water Harbour And Industrial Area) (extension Of Tax Exemption Period)(2015) (amendment) Bill, 2015 —Tuesday, July 28, 2015: In a communication to Parliament on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, I announced the extension of the Hawksbill Creek Grand Bahama (Deep Water Harbour and Industrial Area) (Extension of…
  • Murder count climbs to 88 minutes ago – MURDER on Podoleo and Cordeauz Ave.

    media
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Husband murdered by wife on Grand Bahama…wife is a teacher at the Maurice E. Moore Primary School 47-year-old, Dwayne Sturrup Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press right now confirms we have a second homicide for today racking up the homicide count to 88 for the year. According to sources now on the ground of the crime scene on Podoleo and Cordeaux Ave., a man has been fatally shot. His identification is not known at this time. But this homicide comes following this morning’s horrific stabbing death of man by his wife that left the couple’s bedroom bloody.
  • Work Started on Sustainable Development Plan for Andros

    media
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis delivering the keynote address at the 4th Annual Andros Business Outlook. The event was held on Thursday, July 23, at Daniel’s Dream Centre. The theme for this year’s seminar was ‘Securing Andros through Planning, Partnership and Productivity.” (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) NICHOLL’S TOWN, Andros – The Government of the Bahamas has commenced work on a sustainable development plan for the island of Andros. The project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, led by The Office of the…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • The City So Nice They Walked It Twice

    Joshua Rothman
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    A few years ago, William Helmreich, a sociology professor at CUNY, wrote a book called “The New York Nobody Knows.” Helmreich had spent four years walking every block in the five boroughs—that’s a hundred and twenty thousand blocks and six thousand miles. He had produced a street-level biography of the whole city. I read it and found it fascinating. Eventually, I met Helmreich, and we walked around the Bronx together. Three things were immediately clear: he loved New York, he loved people, and the people of New York loved him. On Charlotte Street, in the South Bronx, a man strolled up…
  • Trump Twelve Ways

    Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Four years ago, Barry Blitt drew a series of “spots”—the small, captionless illustrations that appear throughout each week’s magazine—that showed Donald Trump as, among other things, Superman, the Cheshire cat, and a piece of toast flying out of a toaster. When we asked him then whether he hoped that Trump would enter the Presidential race, he had said yes, but added, “Having just drawn him fifteen times in the space of a day for this feature, I need a break.”See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Who Is the True Monster?Donald Trump’s Troubles Are Just…
  • An Iconic Image of Haitian Liberty

    The New Yorker
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    On News Desk today, Edwidge Danticat writes about the legacy of the U.S. occupation of Haiti, which began a hundred years ago, on July 28, 1915. “It is very hard to figure out what to commemorate, what to remember and what to forget, during a nineteen-year-long occupation,” she writes. “In my own family, there were many stories.”See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:The Long Legacy of Occupation in HaitiWaiting to be Deported in Santo DomingoFear of Deportation in the Dominican Republic
  • The Long Legacy of Occupation in Haiti

    Edwidge Danticat
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    I am writing this in Les Cayes, Haiti, where one of the worst massacres of civilians took place on December 6, 1929, during the nineteen-year American occupation of Haiti, an occupation that began a hundred years ago today. The Cayes massacre took place during a demonstration, which was part of a nationwide strike and an ongoing local rebellion. U.S. Marine battalions fired on fifteen hundred people, wounding twenty-three and killing twelve.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:An Iconic Image of Haitian LibertyWaiting to be Deported in Santo DomingoFear of Deportation in the…
  • What Michael Bloomberg Could Learn From “Middlemarch”

    Rebecca Mead
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    If Michael Bloomberg were a figure from a nineteenth-century novel, it would be one written by Anthony Trollope, whose depictions of the uneasy intersection of class, money, and politics—especially in his satirical masterpiece, “The Way We Live Now”—read like an uncanny commentary upon early-twenty-first-century society, despite having been written a hundred and forty years ago. But Trollope, a provincial postmaster as well as an eminent novelist, didn’t occupy an eighteenth-century mansion on an exclusive stretch of the embankment of the Thames; George Eliot, his literary peer and…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Wednesday’s papers: Anti-racism rallies draw thousands, growing number of asylum seekers cross border, and foreign workers indispensible for farms

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Tabloid Iltalehti devotes its cover to the Helsinki rally -- “People rise up against racism” -- which drew more than 15,000 people for music and speeches to Citizens’ Square across from the House of Parliament.It was a mostly peaceful event, with one exception when Finns Party newspaper editor Matias Turkkila, also one of the founders of the immigration-critical hommaforum.org, was booed off stage.“This is the worst experience of my career, it’s a shock for me to be here, but I feel that I am part of what started this so I had to come and speak,” said Turkkila, who was forced to…
  • MPs meet to weigh Mediterranean EU op

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee will meet on Friday to decide on Finland’s participation in the next phase of the EU’s military crisis management operation in the Mediterranean. The operation is aimed at combating illegal people smuggling in the region.Committee chair Antti Kaikkonen of the Centre Party told Yle that the meeting is being organised during the holiday period because the issue is advancing in the EU, and Finland’s decision is needed within the next couple of weeks.The committee will decide on behalf of the whole legislature on Friday. Kaikkonen says he believes…
  • Diversity rally gathers 15,000 in Helsinki

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    Police estimate that at least 15,000 people have gathered in central Helsinki on Tuesday evening to support an open, multicultural Finland.Organized by a small group of volunteers within just a couple of days under the slogan "We Have a Dream", the demonstration was spurred by a Facebook post on Friday night by MP Olli Immonen, a member of the Finns Party’s far-right anti-immigration wing. He called for his “fellow fighters” to battle against “the nightmare of multiculturalism” in Finland, predicting that their “enemies'...ugly bubble” would be “burst into a million…
  • Summer 2015 poised to be chilliest in 50 years

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    The mercury has exceeded 20 degrees so rarely this year that the summer of 2015 is shaping up as the chilliest in more than half a century of statistics tracked by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). This summer, the temperature has only surpassed 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) at FMI monitoring points on 37 days. In Finnish Lapland, there have only 19 such days. As a result, this summer is set to go down in the history books as one of the coldest on record – bucking the worldwide trend whereby this year brought the hottest June ever, according to official US and Japanese…
  • Finnish peacekeepers in Iraq to train Kurdish fighters

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Some 17 members of the Finnish contingent participating in the United States-led training mission travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan this week. Operations leader Petri Hulkko said that the remaining 30 peacekeepers will leave Finland by Friday to join them, bringing the team total to 47."The main camp isn’t ready yet but accommodation and cafeteria services are. The base camp will be ready in two to three weeks," Hulkko told Yle in a phone interview.The aim of the training mission is to develop the fighting skills of Peshmerga forces battling extreme Islamist IS militants in northern…
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    Deadline

  • Sky Announces First Earnings Since Pan-Euro Merger; Profits, Customer Base Up

    alirjaafar
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Pay TV giant Sky, in which Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox owns a 39% stake, announced its first earnings Wednesday since the UK’s BSkyB completed its acquisition of Sky Italia and majority interest in Sky Deutschland to create a European TV titan in a deal worth nearly $11 billion last November. The UK's largest pay TV company revealed operating profit in the year to 30 June was $2.18 billion, while profit before tax was up by 6% on an adjusted basis to just under…
  • Venice Film Festival Lineup: ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, ‘Equals’, ‘The Danish Girl’ In Competion – Full List

    Nancy Tartaglione
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Refresh for latest… Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera is in Rome this morning to unveil the lineup for the 72nd running of the event (see full list below). With dates shifted later this year — Venice runs from September 2-12 while Toronto kicks off September 10 — the announcements are also later than usual. Toronto gave its first glimpse at the roster there yesterday which provided clues to today’s Lido selection. We were further convinced, for instance, that Tom…
  • ‘Banshee’ To Stop Screaming After Season Four

    Ross A. Lincoln
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Though the network hasn’t confirmed it, we’re hearing that Cinemax’s smalltown cops and criminals drama Banshee is set to end following the upcoming eight-episode fourth season. TV Line first reported the news. Speculation that the show was facing the end of the road started in earnest back in June, however speaking to Deadline at the time, HBO denied the rumors. Word is that the producers have known this was coming for some time, giving them enough leeway to bring the…
  • ‘Lavalantula’ Sequel Greenlighted By Syfy

    Nellie Andreeva
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Syfy is looking to build another monster mashup franchise, greenlighting a sequel to original movie Lavalantula, which premiered on Saturday as part of Sharnado week. Set for summer 2016, the Lavalantula sequel, from Cinetel Films, will be titled 2 Lava 2 Lantula! The original movie saw Steve Guttenberg star as Colton West, a 90s action movie star who is on the waning end of his career and in trouble with the law when volcanoes erupt in the Santa Monica mountains. The…
  • ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast On How They Moved The Needle For The LGBT Community – TCA

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    With the recent amount of progress in the LGBT community, from SCOTUS making same-sex marriage a right to the Boy Scouts ending its ban on gay leaders, the castmembers of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black spoke about how they’ve been on the cusp of this revolution. Lea DeLaria, who plays Carrie “Big Boo” Black on the Netflix series, said today during the series TCA panel: “What we’ve done is a large part of the LGBT community getting rights, fighting for rights and…
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    The Conversation

  • Very British scandal continues rich tradition of tabloid titillation – and never mind the ethics

    John Jewell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Gotcha: The Sun carries on the tradition of great British scandals. The SunIn a scoop worthy of its deceased predecessor, the News of the World, the Sun on Sunday ran a five-page exclusive at the weekend alleging that Lord Sewel, deputy speaker of the House of Lords, had been “caught on video snorting cocaine with a pair of £200-a-night hookers”. Monday’s Sun kept up the momentum with a front-page picture of Sewel smoking a cigarette clad in the “hooker’s bra and jacket” while on Tuesday we were treated to “Lord Sewer” naked from the waist up accused of bragging of “sex…
  • Bishop's wedding trips not yet under Finance department's microscope

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    The furore around Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is now a full-blown crisis for Tony Abbott. Mick Tsikas/AAPArguably, though they are far less spectacular, Bronwyn Bishop’s claims for trips during which she attended the weddings of Liberal colleagues in 2006 and 2007 are even more red hot than the notorious helicopter ride. But as of Wednesday neither claim – which Bishop justifies on the basis that she also had confidential meetings with people in relation to her work as chair of a parliamentary committee - was included in the scrutiny being undertaken by the finance department. The only matter…
  • Have young people stopped fearing sexually transmitted infections?

    Rosie Webster, Research Associate in Digital Health and Sexual Health at UCL
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    ShutterstockThe good news is that rates of teenage pregnancies are at record lows. In 2014 in England and Wales they were at the lowest rate since 1946, with only 15.6 pregnancies per 1,000 women younger than 20. Unfortunately, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are still very high. There were 440,000 diagnoses in the UK in 2014, and the under 25s are one of the most high risk groups. STIs have a high financial cost for testing and treatment: diagnoses of chlamydia alone cost the NHS £620m in 2011. Condoms provide effective protection against STIs but many people choose not to…
  • What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016

    Anthony J Gaughan, Associate Professor of Law at Drake University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    US Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker hugs his childhood babysitter Janice Dietz at a campaign stop in Plainfield, Iowa. Jim Young/ReutersThe Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed a criminal investigation on July 16 that threatened Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political ambitions. The court’s ruling spares Walker’s presidential campaign from what could have been a devastating political scandal. In the process, the case demonstrates the extent to which state and federal courts now permit candidates to coordinate their campaign activity with nominally “independent”…
  • CRISPR/Cas gene editing technique holds great promise, but research moratorium makes sense pending further study

    Jeff Bessen, PhD Candidate in Chemical Biology at Harvard University
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    The red Cas9 nuclease protein uses a blue guide RNA sequence to cut yellow DNA at a complementary site. CRISPR-Cas9 via www.shutterstock.comCRISPR/Cas is a new technology that allows unprecedented control over the DNA code. It’s sparked a revolution in the fields of genetics and cell biology, becoming the scientific equivalent of a household name by raising hopes about new ways to cure diseases including cancer and to unlock the remaining mysteries of our cells. The gene editing technique also raises concerns. Could the new tools allow parents to order “designer babies?” Could premature…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Report from the Smithsonian Libraries: “Increasing Accessibility with the ‘MARC Cocktail””

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    From a Guest Blog Post by Lesley Parilla, on the Smithsonian Libraries “Unbound” Blog: What is a library to do when it has fabulous materials to share with users, but making library records for each item requires significantly more time than a typical collection? This was the challenge of the Russell E. Train Africana collection. It contained materials with both broad public appeal and significant historical value, however content and formats varied widely. The library wanted to create records in the predominant library and archival description standards to assure that materials…
  • National Association of College Stores Study Shows Continued Decline in Annual Student Spending on Course Materials

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    From NACS: National Association of College Stores’ (NACS) twice-yearly survey of college students in the U.S. The study, Student Watch: Attitudes and Behaviors toward Course Materials: Spring 2015 shows that average annual spending by students on required course materials has dropped from $701 in 2007/2008 to $563 in 2014/2015. The $563 average also dropped approximately $75, from $638, between the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic years. [Clip] While student spending on course materials has declined, the number of course materials being acquired has remained consistent across fall academic…
  • UK: “Libraries Taskforce Secures Further Funding To Roll Out Free Wifi in Public Libraries Across England”

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    From the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport Arts Council England announces £7.1million [$11.08 million/USD]to ensure all public libraries in England will offer free wifi access by March 2016. Libraries currently without free wifi access will be given priority and libraries that currently have wifi provision below the recommended technical specification will also have the opportunity to upgrade. The announcement also highlights a new partnership between the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and the Tinder Foundation which has launched a £100,000 Library Digital Inclusion Fund. The…
  • Open Access: From the UK: “OA Good Practice Pathfinder Update: Spring 2015″

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Note: The pathfinder linked below (produced by the UK’s JISC) targets those in the UK academic community we believe the Pathfinder initiative will be of interest to some of you regardless of location. Direct to Full Text Update OA Good Practice Pathfinder Update: Spring 2015: Supporting Universities’ Open Access Implementation Through Sharing Examples Of Good Practice (17 pages; PDF) Additional Resources Summary/Background Blog Post About Pathfinder and JISC Good Practice Initiative The blog post was written by Sarah Fahmy, manager of the JISC the open access (OA) good practice…
  • New Data Files: U.S. Bankruptcy Filings Down 12 Percent Since June 2014

    Gary Price
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2015, fell 12 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. June 2015 bankruptcy filings totaled 879,736 compared to the 1,000,083 bankruptcy cases filed in the 12-month period ending June 2014. This is the lowest total for bankruptcy filings in any 12-month period since June 2008. Source: Administrative Office of the U.S. Court Direct to Data Files (PDF and…
 
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    Full Text Reports...

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    17 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
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  • 100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States (PDF) Source: Energy & Environmental Science This study presents roadmaps for each of the 50 United States to convert their all-purpose energy systems (for electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry) to ones powered entirely by wind, water, and sunlight […]
  • Improved Interactions Drive Gen Y Increase in Auto Insurance Satisfaction

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Improved Interactions Drive Gen Y Increase in Auto Insurance Satisfaction Source: J.D. Power Gen Y[1] customers are the driving force behind an increase in overall auto insurance satisfaction due to improvement across all customer service interaction channels, the largest contributor to the customer experience, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Auto Insurance StudySM released […]
  • Building Millennials’ Financial Health Via Financial Capability

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Building Millennials’ Financial Health Via Financial Capability (PDF) Source: University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Today’s young adults, referred to as Millennials born between the early 1980’s and 2000’s, are coming of age in an economy unlike any other. 1 The macroeconomic conditions of the Great Recession from approximately 2007 to 2011 systematically undermined […]
  • Health care fraud and abuse enforcement: Relationship scrutiny

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Health care fraud and abuse enforcement: Relationship scrutiny Source: Deloitte Where is fraud and abuse enforcement headed in health care? One emerging area of interest is relationship scrutiny. Relationships can be complex in the business of health care: tracking and analyzing them is an important part of minimizing the fraud and abuse that may result […]
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Detroit Lions, St. Joseph Mercy add fresh, healthy food choices to Ford Field menu

    M Lapham
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Ford Field’s usual beer and hotdog fare will have company this year as it adds 65 healthy choice options thanks to a partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS). Called the “Healthy Choice program” the new options will be available at all Lions’ home games, other sport events, and any other entertainment held at Ford Field. “We are so pleased that the Detroit Lions are joining in our effort to expand wellness options in the communities we serve,” said Rob Casalou, regional president and CEO, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. “As one of…
  • Jobs program helps participants get back on track and stay working

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    by Jennifer Conlin, TheWeigh Just at the moment when Dewayne Clay – an ex-offender – felt he was getting his life back on track, an incident at work nearly derailed his future once again. But thanks to a program run by Community Ventures (CV), an innovative, economic development initiative coordinated by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Clay, 35, is now nothing short of a success story. The innovative, economic development initiative helps structurally unemployed individuals pursue career opportunities at Michigan companies in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac. CV came to…
  • How Talmer Bank’s homebuyer incentive helped one resident come home to Detroit

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    By E.B. Allen, Neighborhood News Hub Jay Meeks and his cat “Paper” are, literally, right at home on Detroit’s west side. Closing in on the one-year anniversary of his summer 2014 purchase, Meeks says he’s enjoying the benefits of a three-bedroom, tudor-inspired house on Ohio Street just five houses away from Marygrove College. Meeks, 30, is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University and glad to have benefited from the lower cost of his house, which he bought through a Talmer Bank program devoting $1 million in forgivable loans to bidders on renovated houses in the area. After…
  • GM Student Corps, Life Remodeled will transform Osborn High School this summer

    M Lapham
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ten GM Student Corps interns will be in school this summer not because they messed up, but rather to clean up. These kids will be at their school, Osborn High, to clean and remodel. Mentored by GM retirees, the interns are part of a program aimed at beautification projects that are planned and executed by the students in their schools and communities. These kids will be part of an overall makeover in the east side community expected to attract 12,000 volunteers early next month. The program is now in its third year. Osborn High School Students will do a little bit of everything including…
  • Innovation takes center stage when Maker Faire returns to The Henry Ford July 25-26

    M Lapham
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Detroit put the world on wheels more than a century ago so it seems only logical that today’s inventors want what they make to shake the world as well. They can as the mechanical might of the mind spreads out at The Henry Ford again this year when Maker Faire Detroit returns July 25-26. Once again there will be new projects and new displays open to the public from those who innovate everything from robotics and electronics to food and fashion. In addition, more than 70 new makers will debut their inventions. Those with nostalgic memories of Hot Wheels may find interest in the three-story…
 
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    BitShare

  • Companies Bringing Digital Currency To Mainstream Use

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    For many people who work in technology, the idea of Bitcoin has remained something of a joke since its emergence a few years back. While most will acknowledge that the underlying concepts are significant, the idea of Bitcoin as a mainstream resource or a disruptive new currency will still cause many to chuckle or roll their eyes. Yet, as someone who works as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, I’ve developed a different outlook over the past year or so. I agree that many still overstate the ultimate potential or significance of Bitcoin in global finance, but it has become clear…
  • Periodic Table of Remittances (Infographic)

    12 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    Faisal Khan, a banking, payments, and fintech consultant, just published a neat periodical table of money transfer businesses (remittances). He claims it to be the first of it’s kind, and I haven’t seen any like it, so kudos to him for putting this table together. The table has the usual players such as Visa, Western Union, and PayPal. It also has emerging players such as Venmo. But what I find the most interesting, is the large list of Bitcoin remittance businesses that are changing the way money is transferred; with Bitcoin, no longer are you bound by traditional fiat money…
  • Bitcoin explained in under 20 seconds (narrated by Keanu Reeves)

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Here is a brief explanation of what Bitcoin is in the Alex Winter documentary The Deep Web, narrated by actor Keanu Reeves. The Deep Web is a film about Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road, and Bitcoin. The film explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law. Find more information about the Deep Web Movie at http://www.deepwebthemovie.comRelated: Russell Brand speaks briefly on Ross Ulbricht sentencing and Silk Road
  • Protecting your privacy on the web

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    “You can’t have 100% security, while still having 100% privacy." – President Obama in 2013, when speaking about the NSA’s surveillance program that Edward Snowden blew the whistle on which was secretly spying and data mining people’s private information. And it is true, it today’s modern government, you cannot have 100% privacy out-of-the-box, but you can achieve it with a little extra work on your end if you care about your freedom of privacy.If you don’t care about this, you can stop reading now. For those that do value their freedom of privacy and want to protect…
  • Russell Brand speaks briefly on Ross Ulbricht sentencing and Silk Road

    4 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    The very opinionated Russell Brand made a video speaking out about the recent harsh sentencing of Ross Ulbricht, the operator of the now shut down Silk Road marketplace. Many believe, including myself, that Ulbricht received a very harsh and unjust sentencing for his role in the Silk Road. In the end, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole. Why? Well Brand goes into some of the nuances of what some might perceive as a very big power struggle that is happening right now between the government and internet activists/hackers/programmers/anyone that can use the web…
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    SWNS

  • Property app that cuts out paperwork for landlords and tenants is backed by investors

    SWNS Reporter
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    An app that cuts out the paperwork in property deals has been tipped as an ‘industry game changer’ after receiving backing from private investors. Goodlord allows letting agents, landlords and tenants submit their documents, payments and deposits digitally through the mobile app. It also processes reference checks and contracts – as well as all the other documents involved – and can be customised and branded to match the company. The app reduces the average paperwork time of a tenancy agreement from four hours to just  15 minutes. Goodlord’ staggering grown…
  • Chief of Addenbrooke’s Hospital has said recruiting 303 foreign nurses in the past year – because we’re not training enough in the UK – is “distracting, frustrating and expensive”

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    The head of a major NHS hospital which recruited more than 300 foreign nurses in the last year has described the situation as “distracting, frustrating and expensive”. Dr Keith McNeil Chief executive of Cambridge University Hospitals at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge (SWNS) Hospitals are having to recruit foreign nurses to meet staffing demand despite tens of thousands of applications from would-be UK nurses being rejected last year. Around 7,500 nurses from countries across Europe including Spain, Romania and Italy were recruited in the UK last year. The number of…
  • House prices in England and Wales at an all-time high – exceeding the pre-credit crunch peak of 2007, Land Registry figures reveal

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    House prices have soared past their pre-Credit Crunch peak and are now at an all-time high, new figures revealed today (Tues). Data from the Land Registry revealed that a shortage of supply has pushed the average house price in England and Wales to #181,619. This is a five per cent increase on last year, overtaking the November 2007 peak of £180,983. London was the region with the most significant annual increase, with prices up 9.2 per cent. A typical home in the capital now costs #481,820. The South-East had the second biggest rise, with the average price of £247,375 representing an…
  • Moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted Australian fan who tells him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he goes out to bat

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is the moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted an Australian fan who told him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he went out to bat in an Ashes Test (Marcus Naughton/SWNS) This is the moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted an Australian fan who told him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he went out to bat in an Ashes Test. Ozzie supporter Marcus Naughton fired off the cheeky joke to the all-rounder during a crucial clash at Lords. Broad was walking through the famous ‘Long Room’ to head onto the field in pads – but Australian Marcus told him he…
  • Safe as houses? Market muddles muddy the water

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    The property market in the UK is constantly changing (file picture / Flickr / oatsy40) There is nothing as safe and predictable as bricks and mortar – so the theory goes. But the news, announced this week by Rightmove that the British housing market has experienced an unexpected shift with house prices falling in London and rising in the South East. Coupled with the governor of the bank of England predicting interest rate rises and the overall market seemingly fragmenting has opened up the fear that the accepted wisdom may not be quite as dependable as it once was. Before we get too…
 
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    EURweb

  • Rumor or Fact? L.A. Gangs Threaten to Kill 100 People in 100 Days

    Brainuser1
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    *WARNING: We hope this is only a rumor. It originated from a post on laurmahni.tumblr.com on July 25 and has since gone viral. The post warns people to be safe because L. A. gang members have vowed to kill 100 people in 100 days and the threat is said to have been inspired by the […]
  • POLITICO Magazine: U.S. Mayors Say Ferguson Could Also Happen in Their Cities

    EurPublisher
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    *The leaders of America’s cities have serious concerns about race relations, minority communities and policing issues as the nation approaches the one-year anniversary of last year’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a POLITICO Magazine survey finds. And urban public schools—widely identified by experts as the key to improvement of neighborhood conditions, racial equity and social mobility—won’t […]
  • New ‘Legal Equalizer’ App Aims to Counter Racial Profiling (WATCH)

    Qwest7
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    *The days of being helpless in cases of racial profiling could be on the way out if Mbye Njie has anything to do with it. According to The Huffington Post, the 34-year-old insurance salesman is developing an app called “Legal Equalizer” that aims to decrease unnecessary stops, searches and arrests that many people of color […]
  • Martin Luther King III and Andrew Young to Attend Voting Right Press Conference

    billie1225
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    *Progressive National Baptist Convention’s Press Conference on Voting Rights Attracts Martin Luther King, III and Andrew Young  (Washington, D.C.). The 54th Annual Session of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) will convene the week of August 2-7, 2015 at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd. in Dallas, TX. The denomination will focus on restoring voter’s rights […]
  • THE (07-29-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    EURPublisher01
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase […]
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    Evening Express

  • Russia to veto UN plane crash resolution, Vladimir Putin says

    Press Association
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Russia will veto a UN Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. Mr Putin told Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a phone call that Russia still opposes the idea […] The post Russia to veto UN plane crash resolution, Vladimir Putin says appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Giving stroke patients paracetamol ‘could save 25,000 lives’

    Press Association
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    Treating stroke patients with antibiotics and the commonly-used painkiller paracetamol could save up to 25,000 lives across Europe each year, according to researchers. A £4 million study will investigate whether routinely offering these drugs to people who have just suffered a stroke would help to prevent complications such as infection and fever. Stroke is the […] The post Giving stroke patients paracetamol ‘could save 25,000 lives’ appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Platini to run for FIFA presidency

    Press Association
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    Michel Platini has formally announced he will run for the FIFA presidency, saying he wants to restore dignity to the world governing body. The 60-year-old UEFA president has written to all 209 member associations of FIFA to inform them of his intentions to stand to succeed Sepp Blatter. Platini said in the letter: “There are […] The post Platini to run for FIFA presidency appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Two arrested after police officer shot dead in Saudi Arabia

    Press Association
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    A police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Saudi Arabia. Police said in comments carried by the official Saudi Press Agency that the officer was killed late on Tuesday in the village of al-Jish. The community is located in the eastern Qatif region, which is the heartland of the country’s Shiite Muslim […] The post Two arrested after police officer shot dead in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Man rescued by firefighters after industrial accident at North-east firm

    Harriet Brace
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    A MAN was injured today in an industrial accident at a North-east engineering firm. Paramedics, police officers, 11 firefighters and Health and Safety Executive staff were all called to the incident at Score in Peterhead at around 11.40am. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said two appliances were sent at the request of the ambulance […] The post Man rescued by firefighters after industrial accident at North-east firm appeared first on Evening Express.
 
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Herbalists Without Borders to host Garage Sale Fundraiser August 8

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Herbalists Without Borders Southern California Chapter, a new group dedicated to providing access to affordable natural and botanical health and wellness, is hosting a community fundraiser in Long Beach on August 8.Read the rest of Herbalists Without Borders to host Garage Sale Fundraiser August 8
  • ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Returns to Long Beach August 18-23

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings goes up for a block at the 2014 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball (PRNewsFoto/ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball) The ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball (AWSOBV) is set to make its highly-anticipated return to Long Beach, California, this August 18-23, with more than 128 of the world’s top beach volleyball players competing in the final qualifying event held in the U.S. before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The elite sports competition, which will also feature a multi-day music festival headlined by Adam Lambert and…
  • Long Beach Breastfeeds to Host 3rd Annual Latch & Link: Breastfeeding Resource Fair Saturday

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Long Beach Breastfeeds, in partnership with the City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Latch & Link: Breastfeeding Resource Fair.Read the rest of Long Beach Breastfeeds to Host 3rd Annual Latch & Link: Breastfeeding Resource Fair Saturday
  • Photo Exhibit Presents Historical Story of Port of Long Beach

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The amazing true story of the Port of Long Beach will come to life in Port Town: A Historical Photo Exhibit, which starts a three-month run at the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., with a Bixby Knolls First Fridays event on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Read the rest of Photo Exhibit Presents Historical Story of Port of Long Beach
  • CSULB Receives $4.45 Million Grant For The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has announced it has received a $4.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the next five years (2015-20) of its Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. The funding will utilize RISE to create a pipeline of CSULB students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who will go on to enter Ph.D. programs in related fields and become biomedical researchers.Read the rest of CSULB Receives $4.45 Million Grant For The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi to contest November election

    AP News
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP. THANLYIN, Burma (AP) — Burma’s democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections. Suu Kyi submitted her papers at Thanlyin township’s Election Commission office on Wednesday to run in the Kawhmu constituency, a southern Yangon district she represented during the 2012 by-election. The general election in Burma (Myanmar) will be held on Nov. 8 and political parties have until Aug. 8 to submit their candidates. The Nobel peace laureate announced that her party will contest the…
  • Turkish President Erdogan visits China amid Uighur tensions

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Pic: AP. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system. While the sides enjoy outwardly friendly relations, Turkish public sentiment has been inflamed by reports that members of the Uighur minority located in China’s northwest have been restricted in practicing their Islamic religion, especially during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The visit comes just a few weeks after…
  • Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

    AP News
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Giant panda Jia Jia enjoys her birthday cake made with ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday. Pic: AP. HONG KONG (AP) — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity has tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday. Jia Jia was recognized Tuesday as holding two Guinness World Records, the oldest ever and the oldest living giant panda. Born in 1978, Jia Jia has lived at Hong Kong Ocean Park since 1999. The park’s veterinary service director, Paolo Martelli, says typical panda life expectancy is around 20 years, and only eight of…
  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money. Najib is under increasing pressure over leaked confidential documents that allegedly show that money from state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts. The Prime Minister announced over national television Tuesday that his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will be replaced by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who will retain his portfolio home…
  • Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

    Murray Hunter
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Pic: AP. When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene. Historically, prostitution on the Malay Peninsula had served loggers, tin miners and seamen, over the last 200 years. Prostitution was limited to certain areas in Georgetown, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kauntan, and in KL itself. However, over the last few years, these areas have expanded with the mushrooming of massage parlors…
 
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  • Khiva Live

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    As mentioned in the latest post, Khiva got its name by unusually pleasing water for drinking. So, the fact that they also call the city as a gateway to the desert may surprise you a bit… What you can do in this case is simply enjoy the video tour to that wonderful city and find […]
  • Khey Vah!

    admin
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    I am pretty sure that even if you did not understand exactly what the title means, you must have felt that it was an expression of pleasure. Interesting, is it not? What does it have to do with our today’s destination? The thing is, we are traveling to the next region of Uzbekistan, the beautiful […]
  • More on Shahrisabz

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Shahrisabz is one of the most ancient cities in Uzbekistan. According to historical data, the city existed even 200 years ago. It witnessed the greatest events, including the battles of Alexander the Great, persian kings, including Dariy and Kir, etc. Now it is a cute little city, which can be proud of its own industries, […]
  • Tamerlan’s Motherland

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Talking about the motherland of Amir Temur, I could do nothing but also mention the special place, where this famous individual was actually born. He was born in 1336 in Shahrisabz. He spent his childhood and teenage years. From the very beginning of his rulings, he gathered the best architects, who built variety of palaces, […]
  • Last Touch

    admin
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    I could not move on to the next topic without one more beautiful tour to the holy city of Bukhara. I am pretty sure that you will also like this little gift from me. Below is one of the greatest videos, which demonstrates the ancient city, its precious archtectural masterpieces. In fact, it is not […]
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  • Voices from the Middle East the Israeli & Palestinian Narratives of New Story Leadership 2

    mgopin
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
                        I am at 29:15-43:29. and then a lot in the Q and A. Please watch, I was good that day. I highly recommend the whole video, as there were so many inspiring voices from young Palestine and Israel, each one of them a courageous and amazing person. And Mohammed Cherkoui from The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution was really great as well. Mmmm, watching this now this is more organized than i thought. It is funny I speak without notes, and it does not feel organized…
  • New Story Leadership for the Middle East

    mgopin
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
                        I was searching for the event of a few days ago, and realized I never saw this video from last year. It is good, except someone should tell the speaker to stop crinking his neck just because he was trying to make a good point. Then I looked back at family pictures and realized that many Gopins do this with their necks in public. genetics is weird, but enjoy the talk  If you are having trouble viewing the video on this site, please click: here
  • THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS NEED TO TALK: AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

    mgopin
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
                        THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS NEED TO TALK: AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN   In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.   As an analyst my…
  • DEMOCRACY QUESTIONED

    mgopin
    6 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
                        Democracy is short-lived without an enlightened electorate, an enlightened electorate cannot be achieved without an effective education for enlightenment, and an effective education for enlightenment has yet to be developed. The most dangerous thing to the history of democracies is not taking fools seriously. This is the fruit of their labor and one day it may deprive us of a home.
  • A YOUNG MUSLIM AMERICAN COUPLE WHO NEVER SAW THEIR WEDDING PICTURES

    mgopin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
                        The couple from Chapel Hill never saw a photo, From their wedding, Because it just arrived, Upon their murder. So if you want young people to die, shot in the head, in a grave, keep yourselves polarized, keep fighting for your side. Keep up with proxy wars, And real wars. But if you have a tendency, Upon the death of the young, To feel a little sick, To see through sleepless eyes, Their love, As they gaze into each others’ eyes, For the last time, If their religion, if…
 
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  • Trump to Breastfeeding Lawyer: 'You're Disgusting'

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    The New York Times has pored over hundreds of pages of Donald Trump testimony from his many lawsuits over the last decade and found a lot of what it describes as "hyperbolic overstatements" and "outright misstatements," as well as some instances of truly obnoxious behavior—like the time he told...
  • Report: Mullah Omar Dead

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    Taliban supreme commander Mullah Omar is dead and has been dead for years, Afghan government sources tell the BBC . The sources say the leader, who had been in hiding since the 9/11 attacks, died two or three years ago, according to the BBC, which notes that while there have been...
  • New Death Brings Rhino Species Down to Final 4

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    The species was down to its last six members last fall. Then there were five . Now, with the death of an elderly northern white rhino in a Czech zoo, there are just four of the animals left in a species already past the point of no return. Nabire, a 31-year-old...
  • Man Killed as 1.5K Try to Storm Channel Tunnel

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Some 1,500 migrants tried to storm the tunnel that links Britain and France last night, and French police say one of them, a Sudanese man, was killed by a truck, the BBC reports. The latest attempt follows a Monday night attempt by 2,000 people to storm the area...
  • Fox Ditches GOP Debate Entry Barrier

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:38 am
    Fox has decided to spare those at the back of the GOP pack the indignity of being excluded even from the "consolation prize" debate. The network is holding a debate for "second-tier" candidates at 5pm on Aug. 6, ahead of the main event at 9pm, and it has decided to...
 
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  • MP accuses EACC of harassment after vote to fire bosses

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Wamalwa believes officers from the EACC were sent to his Kiminini CDF Office to harass them because of the amendment which is now waiting Presidential assent to come into law/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – National Assembly Deputy Minority Whip Chris Wamalwa now claims he is being intimidated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after he successfully sponsored an amendment to EACC Act to send home the secretariat led by the Chief executive Officer Halakhe Waqo and his deputy Michael Mubea. Wamalwa believes officers from the EACC were sent to his Kiminini CDF Office to harass them…
  • Men due in court for killing Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    Much-loved Zimbabwean lion “Cecil”, pictured on October 21, 2012, was lured outside the Hwange National Park boundaries by bait and shot by a bow and arrow/AFPHWANGE, Zimbabwe, Jul 29 – Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to Hwange National Park, was lured beyond the reserve’s boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. The hunter was…
  • 2 arrested after five elephants killed in Tsavo

    CORRESPONDENT
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    KWS Spokesman Paul Udoto says the elephants killed include one female adult and four sub-adults/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – A major operation was underway at the Tsavo West National Park Wednesday following the killing of five elephants whose tusks were taken away. The Kenya Wildlife Service said two suspects had been arrested after they were traced to Ndoomani area of Loitoktok sub-county where blood-stained weapons used to kill the elephants were found. “KWS rangers were dispatched on a search mission and found five carcasses of freshly poached elephants comprising a female…
  • China factory worker condemned to death for murdering six

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    A judge delivering his verdict/FILECHINA, Jul 29 – A Chinese court on Wednesday condemned to death a chemicals factory worker who murdered six people in the commercial hub Shanghai over a dispute with his colleagues, local media reported. The Shanghai Number Two Intermediate People’s Court announced the sentence for Fan Jieming, 62, who killed four co-workers, a taxi driver and a guard at a military barracks in June 2013, the Shanghai Daily newspaper said on its website. The crimes, committed over a six-hour period, arose from a dispute with his colleagues over how to divide up…
  • Boinnet warns over use of armoured vehicles

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    Several high profile government and business personalities are known to use armoured vehicles/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – National Police Service Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet has ordered anyone in possession of an armoured vehicle to declare it immediately and obtain mandatory approval. Boinnet says action will be taken against anyone found to have imported an armoured vehicle or assembled it in Kenya if they did not meet requirements of the law. In an advertisement appearing in local dailies, Boinnet says all armoured vehicles must meet requirements of the newly enacted Security…
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  • Ellen Pao CEO of Reddit could not resist the revolt of users

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    The dismissal of an employee of the company prompted a chorus of protest, hate speech and insults against the chief executive Ellen Pao. His departure has rekindled the debate on the limits of online comments and gender equality.They called it the "Reddit Revolt". Various forums and sub-categories of forums American site Reddit - where users can write or publish links that are voted by the community - were closed by the moderators in protest against the dismissal of an employee. Victoria Taylor was in charge of coordinating a series entitled Ask Me Anything / AMA  (Ask Me Anything), a…
  • The technology sector will grow strongly in 2015

    Aswin
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    The technology remains a growth engine. According to a Credit and Surety, some innovative technologies will grow to double digits this year.We live in a digital age where information and communications technology permeate all sectors. In this context, the growth of new technologies is a logical consequence.According to the report 'Market monitor. Focus on the ICT performance and outlook ' , prepared by Credit & Surety, the sector will grow . In addition, some innovative technologies such as cloud computing will even double-digit growth in 2015. In fact, IDC published this week that the…
  • Natural gas tariffs of last resort down Wednesday a 3% average

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    The decrease is due to lower raw material. It adds to those made in April (2.51%) and in January (3.11%). Access fees have not changed since January, but has dropped the price of gas; in Spain there are 7.5 million consumers of natural gas.The new tariffs of last resort (TUR) of natural gas will enter into force on Wednesday with an average decline of 3% by lower raw material reported by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism . This decrease is in addition to those made in April , to 2.51% on average, and in January, 3.11%, so from the beginning of year, the price of natural gas last…
  • More than half of single-parent households with children are at risk of poverty

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    There are nearly 1.8 million households composed of one adult and at least one dependent child. Accounting for 9.6% of households in Spain. "When we talk about single parents should keep in mind that this is an increasing and with woman's face reality," says Save the Children.More than half of single-parent households with at least one dependent child are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a "growing" reality and that Spain has a female face, as has denounced Save the Children in its report "More alone than ever. " Of the nearly 1.8 million households composed of one adult and one…
  • World Internet Users Reached 2.4 Billion

    Aswin
    3 Jun 2013 | 2:04 am
    Internet users in the world’s population continues to increase. Now, the number has touched an enormous number.In the event the D11 Conference held by the site AllThingsD, which comes from Mary Meeker firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Meeker, revealed that internet users across the world has touched the figure of 2.4 billion people. That number increased by 8 percent from the previous year.Despite making an unusually large number, of which only covers 34 percent of the world population.Indonesia is one country with the most Internet users with 55 million people. The value had…
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    Current News 2015

  • Ellen Pao CEO of Reddit Leaves Office

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    The executive Ellen Pao, CEO of Reddit online forum, stepped down on Friday (10 july 2015). The negative impact on how the company dealt with the dismissal of an employee would have motivated the output Pao. Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit, will assume the position of president.On Monday (6 july 2015), Ellen Pao apologized on the way which the company dealt with the dismissal of Victoria Taylor Communications Director, responsible for "Ask me anything" Reddit."We blew it. Not only on July 2 july 2015, but in recent years," said Pao in post on Reddit, lamenting not communicate well enough…
  • Twitter helps brands to reach target audience

    Aswin
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    With the launch of the People tool Twitter, the social network provides advertisers a way to increase the relevancy of your ad.Twitter just launched the People tool , which offers new features with which the social network hopes to increase the interest of brands in its platform.People allows advertisers to define up to 10 different types of 'targets' demographic for advertising.Specifically, it includes the categories of Millennials, university graduates, professionals, small businesses, Managers of business decisions, Seniors, Generation X, Adults 18 to 54 years, earning $ Users,…
  • Low unemployment in 94 727 people in June

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Low unemployment in 94 727 people in June, but the decline is slowing: it was worst month in 2014The number of registered unemployed ince 4,120,304. It is the lowest level of unemployed since August 2011, although the figure is worse than in June last year. The members of the Social Security have grown 35 085 and the number of employed up to 17,256,395. The summer season and make contracts June traditionally good month for employment. Coverage unemployment falls to 54.46% in May and 18.9% lower spending.The number of unemployed registered at the offices of the Public Employment Services…
  • Head of the US Interests Section delivered Obama letter to Cuban Foreign Ministry

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    The head of the US Interests Section in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, he presented today at the Cuban Foreign Ministry a letter from President Barack Obama addressed his counterpart from the island, Raul Castro, on the restoration of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies.DeLaurentis was received by Acting Cuban Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina, as is expected in the coming hours the historic announcement of the agreement reached by the governments of Cuba and the United States to restore diplomatic relations.As they found Efe correspondents who saw the beginning of the meeting, the…
  • Caribbean Tourism Exchange Banreservas recognized for their contributions to tourism

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    The Caribbean Tourism Exchange (BTC) acknowledged Friday the Reserve Bank for their contributions to the development of tourism, a distinction that was awarded as part of the celebration of "Tenth ninth edition of the Caribbean tourism fair ".The award was presented by BTC president Luis Felipe Aquino, regional business director of the eastern part of the state financial institution, Rosa Maria Gomez, who represented the manager, Enrique Ramirez Paniagua."We are honored to receive this recognition from the BTC and reaffirm to its directors and members of our firm commitment to always support…
 
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  • Suspected MERS cases in Manchester prove negative

    Descrier Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Two suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which temporarily closed Manchester ROyal Infirmary’s A&E unit on Monday have proved negative. The two patients were isolated for treatment, but the hospital said that there was “no significant risk to public health”. In a statement confirming the negative results, Public Health England (PHE) said: “PHE can confirm that two individuals were tested for MERS-CoV in Manchester yesterday. These cases were separate and unrelated. The results of both tests were negative. “Manchester Royal Infirmary…
  • Lord Sewel resigns over ‘coke and hookers’ scandal

    Descrier Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Lord Sewel has resigned form the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. Footage obtained by The Sun on Sunday appeared to show the peer snorting cocaine from a table and a woman’s breasts. On Monday, the Metropolitan Police launched a criminal investigation into “allegations of drug-related offences involving a member of the House of Lords” and searched an address in central London. However, no arrests have been made in the case. Sewel, who had become under increasing pressure to resign following the revelations, apologised for the…
  • Syria: Why is Turkey bombing the Kurds?

    The Conversation
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Between 03.40 and 03.53 on July 24, three Turkish F-16 jets bombed three Islamic State targets in Syria. This was the first time the Turkish military has taken direct action against the terrorist group. As the airstrikes began, Turkish police arrested a large number of suspected IS sympathisers across the state. The Turkish government has also opened the strategically important Incirlik airbase to Western allies engaged in the bombing campaign against IS. US officials have called this a “game-changer”. Turkey, a key Middle Eastern state and NATO ally, has formally joined the coalition…
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E unit closed over Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) outbreak

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Manchester Royal Infirmary has shut its A&E unit after doctors diagnosed two patients as possibly suffering from Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus Infection (MERS-CoV) outbreak. The Two patients have been isolated within the unit and the hospital have placed cordons and tents around the main entrance to the unit. Patients are being diverted through the walk-in centre. In a statement, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome –…
  • Body found in search for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Police have discovered a body in their search for a missing seven-year-old boy in South Yorkshire. Officers from South Yorkshire Police found the body of a child on a construction site on Bank End Road in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley at 08:30 BST on Monday. Formal identification is yet to take place, but the police said that they believe the body to be that of missing boy Conley Thompson. Detective Inspector Victoria Short, who is leading the investigation, said: “We deployed our full resources with officers searching throughout the night to find Conley and we are deeply saddened by…
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  • Spectacular Opening of Special Olympics World Games

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    By By Nikki StevensWednesday, July 29, 2015 - Los Angeles, California. Contingents from 22 Digicel markets paraded before a packed Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, July 25 and were met with thunderous applause as they made their way along the red carpet to their respective seats. Over 500 athletes from Digicel territories in Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean were represented at the pinnacle event of the special needs sports realm.Many territories sought to show off their national costumes and dances as they made their way into…
  • PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill outraged Over Rape in Manus

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    Reports of the alleged drugging and raping of a local female employee at the Manus Asylum Seeker Centre has outraged Prime Minister  Peter O’Neill.Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said he will get to the bottom of it, and get hold of those responsible. Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said the incident has happened on PNG soil and local police should have handled the matter by investigating.“I have instructed for an internal investigation to this matter and will talk to all concerned authorities,” Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill said.The Prime Minister also supported…
  • Samoa loses $1.5million in hosting All Blacks

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    The good news is that the All Blacks have been to Samoa, the nation enjoyed the party and the Manu Samoa gave them a mighty good run for their money.The bad news is that in the aftermath, the cash-strapped Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U) is again staring down the barrel of a $1.5million (US$579,000) loss.The loss was confirmed by the Chairman of S.R.U and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, during a media conference.According to the Prime Minister, the historical match cost the Union $3.4million (US$1.3 million.“$3.4 million was spent to host the All Blacks,” he said. “The money…
  • Tongan Finance Minister says Pacific Games construction to start in 2016

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Tonga’s Minister of Finance Dr ‘Aisake Eke says construction of facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga will start next year, 2016.The Minister told Matangi Tonga on 23 July that he was optimistic that Tonga will be ready to host the 2019 Pacific Games.However, the construction of venues and facilities has been delayed while the government has been looking for ways to raise more than $133 million pa’anga (US$62 million) required.Under the 2015-16 National Budget passed by parliament in June, government proposed to raise money for the Pacific Games by increasing airport Departure…
  • Coach Marum names unchanged Hunters team for Round 21 match against East Tigers

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum has named an unchanged side for this Sunday’s Round 21 Intrust Super Cup clash against Easts Tigers at what will be the last game at the Kalabond Oval in Kokopo this year.The remaining two home games for the Hunters will staged in Port Moresby with the Round 23 match against Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Sunday August 16 at the Sir John Guise Stadium followed by the final Round 25 match against Burleigh Bears two weeks later – both at the usual kick-off time of 2.30pm.Marum was pleased with his players for holding out a fast-finishing star-studded Townsville…
 
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  • De-Communization, Hannah Arendt, and Ukrainian Nationalism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    It’s about 100 days since Ukraine passed its de-communization laws and guess what? The sky hasn’t fallen. The fascists haven’t taken over. Repression hasn’t set in. Which is exactly what those of us who were arguing for the laws were saying all along. The first bill provides a long list of “fighters for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century” with legal status. The second one gives people open access to secret police archives. The third reconceptualizes the Soviet-era Great Patriotic War as World War II. The fourth prohibits the propaganda of the Communist and Nazi…
  • Iran is not Iowa

    Michael J. Totten
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Leon Wieseltier, unhappy with the Iranian nuclear deal for most of the usual reasons, zeroes in on the Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the chasm that separates the regime from its people. It is true that in the years prior to the Khomeini revolution the United States tolerated vicious abuses of human rights in Iran; but then our enmity toward the ayatollahs’ autocracy may be regarded as a moral correction. (A correction is an admirable kind of hypocrisy.) The adversarial relationship between America and the regime in Tehran has been based on the fact that we are proper…
  • Is It Time for a New Welles Declaration?

    Elisabeth Braw
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    “During these past few days the devious processes where under the political independence and territorial integrity of the three small Baltic Republics—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—were to be deliberately annihilated by one of their more powerful neighbors, have been rapidly drawing to their conclusion.” Thus begins a declaration, issued 75 years ago this week, with which the United States government announced that it would not recognize the newly occupied Baltic states as part of the Soviet Union. The declaration, known as the Welles Declaration after Acting Secretary of State…
  • North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler, has reportedly ordered the removal of foreign products from his country’s markets. Said an official in North Hamgyong Province, “I was told by North Korea’s central authorities not to stop travelers from bringing in products from China through customs, but to strictly prohibit sales of the products in the market.” The move at first looks like an attempt to target China, the source of many of the goods sold in the North, but Pyongyang could also be trying to implement a broad anti-reform agenda. Kim, up to now, has been considered an economic…
  • The President’s Preferred Bad Deal

    Tzvi Kahn
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    “What is your preferred alternative?” President Obama challenged critics of his nuclear deal with Iran during a press conference last week. “There really are only two alternatives here,” he then claimed. “Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it’s resolved through force, through war.” Upon announcing the nuclear deal the day before, Obama made a similar point. “Consider the alternative,” he warned. “Consider what happens in a world without this deal. … No deal means a greater chance of more war in the…
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    Pars Herald

  • UK Economy Bounces Back On Track

    Mohsen Salami
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    All systems are go for the British economy as the latest government figures showed GDP expanded 0.7% in the last quarter. That’s bang on economic forecasts and shows an improvement over disappointing growth in the previous two quarters. The improvement is as a result of a better performance in services and growing industrial output. The latest figures come on the back of a 0.4% expansion in the first quarter and growth of 0.8% in the last three months of 2014, according to the Office of National Statistics. “We saw growth slow down at the start of the year, but now the figures have…
  • Froome Rides To Tour De France Victory

    Farid Shojaei
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Chris Froome crossed the Paris finish line as the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice after three weeks of gruelling racing. Froome, 30, also won cycling’s showpiece in 2013. He bested Nairo Quintana of Colombia to the yellow jersey by a margin of 72 seconds. The final stage was 10 laps of a 7 kilometre course around Paris. Heavy rain meant Froome won the race the first time he crossed the finished line on the course – provided he completed the 10 laps. He managed to stay on his cycle in the horrendous weather even though he a paper bag and plastic water bottle stuck in his…
  • Live The Dream Jetting Around The World For Free

    Mohsen Salami
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Ben Schlappig is living the dream flying around the world to wherever he wants and staying for at the best hotels all for free. Ben is a hobbyist, a group of switched on technology geeks who have broken the codes and systems airlines rely on to operate their frequent flyer incentives. He reckons to spend around six hours a day in the air and is continually on the move between countries, pausing only for five-star stop-overs in cities he fancies for a short break. Schlappig has broken cover to reveal some of the secrets of the hobbyists. The trick, he explains, is to make an air mile profit on…
  • Electric Car Club Drives Off Towards Profitable Exit

    Hossein Soltani
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    An electric car sharing club has driven off as the first crowdfunded equity project to make a successful exit from the start-up stage. In 2011, the e-Car Club raised £100,000 on Crowdcube. The pitch attracted 63 investors who ploughed between £1,500 and £15,000 into the company. All have exited with an unpublicised ‘multiple return on their investment’ said a spokesman for the platform. E-Car was sold to car hire company Europcar for an undisclosed sum. The company works with councils, social groups and similar organisations to offer low-cost and eco-friendly transport. “By joining…
  • QROPS Thailand

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Thailand has emerged as a real destination of choice for British expatriates choosing to retire away from the UK. The country certainly has a lot going for it in its appeal to Brits; a great climate, very low-cost of living, idyllic and beautiful surroundings, extremely friendly and hospitable locals, and a number of other prime tourist destinations to visit close by, to name but a few. But with retiring in Thailand comes many key considerations, and as well as giving thought to which paradise island one wishes to relocate to, arrangements must be put in place in relation to what assets…
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  • Fox News: To extract info from terrorists, make them listen to Hillary's voice

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Anyone who's ever sat up close and personal near a howling infant on a seemingly never ending international flight more than understands that certain human sounds are more than capable of motivating those on the receiving end to...
  • The 70th anniversary of atomic bombing that saved millions of Japanese, US lives

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    August 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the America's first tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. As noted by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Rabinowitz on July 23, 2015, after decades of American self-flagellation over the destruction of...
  • Abortionist; don't call aborted baby organs 'baby parts'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    On the heels of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, talking turkey regarding payments for...
  • It's true, Trump really does lead with Nevada's Latinos

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Love him, hate him, or indifferent towards him, there's no denying Donald Trump has struck a chord with more than a few voters. As reported by Great Britain's The Guardian news service on July 23, 2015...
  • Chattanooga: Naval officer, Marine may have fought back with illegal weapons

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    In what may be one of the strangest twists in the apparent Islamic jihadist attack on a US Armed Forces Recruiting Center and also a joint US Navy/US Marine Corps Reserve Center, the Pentagon may be caught in quite...
 
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  • Amazon proposes special air zone for delivery drones

    Christy Gren
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate airspace zone across the United States dedicated to commercial drones that could deliver goods to customers, according to a proposal the company unveiled on Tuesday at a NASA convention in California. The Seattle, Washington-based company proposed a 200-foot space of air — between 200 and 400 feet from the ground be reserved for the operation of drones with advanced navigation and communications technology. It also proposed a 100-foot cushion just above from 400 to 500 feet in the air be made that would act a no-fly buffer zone between the…
  • GM to invest $5 billion to develop a new line-up for emerging markets

    Carrie Ann
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    General Motors Co. on Tuesday said it will be investing $5 billion over several years to expand its Chevrolet line-up to gain market share and help the company grow in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and Mexico. General Motors Co. will work with SAIC Motor Corp., one of its Chinese joint-venture partners to replace many of GM’s existing subcompacts and compacts that are sold in emerging markets starting in 2019, President Dan Ammann said. The two companies hope to sell as many as 2 million vehicles a year through 2030, GM said. The move represents GM's first major…
  • Google Introduces Patent Starter Program To Fight Patent Trolls

    Anna Domanska
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    Web giant Google has announced that it is giving away patents to fifty eligible startups. The company’s Patent Starter Program would offer startups free Google Patents. Besides that, the startups recruited for the program will also be able to view Google's entire patent portfolio with the option of acquiring further patents. The Google Patent Starter Program will try to help the startups handle the complicated and time-consuming task of managing patents as well as the risk of patent trolls striking them. Under the scheme, the startups will be given two patent families that they have…
  • Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH to Open First U.S. Production Facility in Auburn

    Christy Gren
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    German-based manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH announced that it has chosen Auburn, Alabama as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The auto parts maker will build its U.S. manufacturing plant there and production is expected to begin in 2016, Alabama Department of Commerce officials said on Friday. Beginning next year, Schmidt USA will manufacture engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels in Auburn for Mercedes-Benz and other German car manufacturers, officials said. The manufacturing unit will come with a $17 million investment and will employ around…
  • Xiaomi partners with Uber for smartphone delivery

    Christy Gren
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Chinese phone giant Xiaomi is looking to bolster its profile in global markets. The company is attempting novelty delivery of its phone to customers by the ride-hailing service Uber. The two start-ups have announced collaboration to take on-demand gadget shopping to the next level. Uber Technologies Inc. will deliver Xiaomi Corp’s new Mi Note smartphones to users in Singapore and Malaysia, in the first partnership between the world’s most valuable technology startups. Uber, which has plans to carry out deliveries like Amazon in the United States, has said its drivers will dispatch…
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  • Sorsogon Declares American Travel Blogger Persona Non Grata

    Raffy Pekson II
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The Provincial Board of Sorsogon, through Board Member Franco Ravanilla, has filed a resolution declaring American travel blogger Nathan Allen as persona non grata. Maybe it was pride and ego part or someone’s feelings got hurt. Whatever the case maybe, Allen is actually doing the Philippines a lot of good by exposing, promoting, marketing and selling its tourism destinations. Read to find out more.
  • GMR-Megawide Consortium Bids to Manage 5 Airports in Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    GMR-Megawide Consortium is in a race with five other companies to acquire operations of five airports in the country worth 108.19 billion Pesos or US$ 2.4 billion under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • Best Travel Photographer Contest Launched by AirAsia and Nikon

    Raffy Pekson II
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    AirAsia in cooperation with ThinkDharma Inc., the exclusive distributor of Nikon cameras, got together to launch the first AirAsia Travel Photographer for 2015. Four newbie photographers and office workers will be coached and assisted by multi-awarded photographers from the Philippines and Malaysia as they all travel across Asia for one week starting July 21, 2015.
  • More Foreign Banks Open in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Four new foreign banks have recently been allowed entry into the country by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas or BSP (Philippine Central Bank) on top of the 28 now operating.
  • Did You Know That Globe Has a Flat Rate for Unlimited Data Roaming Service for Prepaid Customers

    Raffy Pekson II
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Globe Telecom has been offering its flat rate for unlimited data roaming service of P599 per day to its prepaid customers, providing over 97% of its total mobile customer base uninterrupted access to the internet in over 50 countries worldwide—over 4 times bigger than the footprint of competition.
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  • Hacked documents: Headache of U.S. officials

    Pratibha Rawal
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    United States officials are now worried about the hacked data may put their spies at risk. The hacked documents by the Chinese hackers has become a headache for the U.S. officials as they believe  Chinese government could use the stolen records of millions of federal workers and contractors to piece together the identities of intelligence officers secretly posted in China over the years.However, some officials in the President Obama administration said that the theft was not as damaging as it might have been because the Chinese hackers did not gain access to the identities of American…
  • Microsoft provides urgent security fix for WIndows

    Dhruv Paliwal
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Microsoft has recently provided a security fix for its Windows operating systems to plug a lapse in security that allowed hackers access to a victims computer.Microsoft has said that the vulnerability present in their operating system would have allowed a hacker to gain complete access to an affected computer.The vulnerability is present in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 and Windows RT. These operating systems represent two out of three computers in the world that run a Microsoft operating system.The company had previously provided an update like this in November 2014 also.The…
  • Valve fixes a bug which allowed hackers to access its users account

    Pratibha Rawal
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Valve’s Steam, an American video game development and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States which has millions of accounts all over the world, has fixed a loophole which could allow an attacker easily take over an arbitrary account by using account's username.According to a report published in Master Herald, a flaw in the Steam’s password recovery feature was the reason behind the exploitation. As per a demonstration in a video posted on YouTube, the feature sends a recovery code to the registered e-mail address linked with the account. The code…
  • Creepy Voice that you heard from Your Baby Monitor is not of a Ghost

    Pratibha Rawal
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Beware of the cameras connected to the Internet or the security cameras and monitoring as these systems can be easily hacked by the hackers. It camera hacking has become a serious issue now as of the potential for unauthorized people to make video recordings.Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a warning on Wednesday reminding people that these systems can be susceptible to hackers because many have an option to be used remotely enabled by default after a family from southwestern Ontario witnessed on July 7 a baby monitor watching their young child when it suddenly began playing music and a…
  • Three Estonian men sentenced for internet fraud by US court

    Nandita Jha
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Manhattan federal court has sentenced over three years imprisonment to three Estonian men for their involvement in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said that, "It's hard to pick up a newspaper this summer without reading about another one." Justifying his decision he said it was important to impose tough sentence.Timur Gerassimenko, 35, was sentenced to four years, Dmitri Jegorov, 37, got 3 2/3 years and Konstantin Poltev, 31, received 3 1/3 years for their roles in an internet  fraud.According to the…
 
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  • What is NLP and how does NLP Work? Interview with Master NLP Coach Stuart How

    bayloric
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    NLP Master Practitioner Stuart How explains what NLP is and how NLP works in this video interview. For more information about NLP or to have a chat with Stuart please click the link below Stuart How NLP Coach Website Filed under: blogging, Business, coaching, Coaching Video, Education, General, Hemel Hempstead, Information, ingram jones, inspirational, Interviews, Life Changing Video, love, NLP, personal, relationships, self help, Self improvement, Stuart How, Success, Video interview, videos Tagged: Best NLP Coach, Contact Stuart How, education, Healthy Lifestyles, How does NLP work, NLP,…
  • “Achieve your greatness” with NLP Master Practitioner Stuart How

    bayloric
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    “Achieve Your Greatness” With Master NLP Practitioner Stuart How BE INSPIRED BY STUART HOW NLP “Whatever your problem, Big or small, I have got a solution when you need it. Contact me to learn more about my services and how I can help you achieve you goals” Stuart How  NLP STUART HOW WEBSITE Filed under: blogging, Boxing, General, Lifestyle, Sports, videos Tagged: Achieve your goals with Stuart How, Boxing, Football, mental approach, Mental Attitude, NLP, NLP Blogs, NLP Boxing, NLP Coach on Skype, NLP Coaches In Sport, NLP Coaches UK, NLP Coaches Worldwide, NLP…
  • Exclusive : Brother Jamil Muhammad “Justice Or Else” Interview

    bayloric
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    BROTHER JAMIL MUHAMMAD “JUSTICE OR ELSE” INTERVIEW JULY 3RD 2015 Exclusive Interview with Jamil Muhammad, National Spokesman for the Honorable Min. LOUIS FARRAKHAN We discuss why the “Justice Or Else” event on October 10th 2015 is happening in Washington, DC and historic black historical events that have led up to this moment where the people of America want “Justice Or Else” www.weddedblissinc.com Brother Jamil Muhammad is a Native Cincinnatian, and son of Freedom Fighter parents. He attended Howard University, and is a proud father of four Howard…
  • BREAKING NEWS: THE “MORE LOVE” INTERNET RADIO SHOW IS LIVE!!

    bayloric
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    The MORE LOVE! Internet Radio Show hits Urban Markets today to help address issues of BLACK LOVE & ROMANCE. In a time when unmarried Black women and good Black men are trying to find one another, Ingram and Atiya, along with producer Relentless Aaron announced today the launch of a new Internet radio show called MORE LOVE! The podcast examines relationship dynamics in the Black community, responds to the questions and challenges that keep many brothers and sisters wondering and alone. Finally a show that explores ways to heal and strengthen love connections. http://www.waymorelove.com…
  • #BreakingNews Woman Named “BREE” Pulls down Confederation Flag and gets arrested!!

    bayloric
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    A woman scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday morning and temporarily removed the Confederate flag that flew there. The woman was arrested by State Capitol police along with a man who had entered the grounds with her. The flag was replaced and raised a short time later. Filed under: America, Black Community, Black news, Causes, General, Justice, media, Newspapers, South Carolina, USA News, videos Tagged: 2015, America, BaylorIC TV News, Black Activists, Black Community, Breaking News, Bree, Britney, Confederation Flag, Equality, ferguson movement, Free Bree,…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler, has reportedly ordered the removal of foreign products from his country’s markets. Said an official in North Hamgyong Province, “I was told by North Korea’s central authorities not to stop travelers from bringing in products from China through customs, but to strictly prohibit sales of the products in the market.” The move at first looks like an attempt to target China, the source of many of the goods sold in the North, but Pyongyang could also be trying to implement a broad anti-reform agenda. Kim, up to now, has been considered an economic…
  • China’s Last ‘Immortal’ Dies

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Wan Li died last week, according to his son. Bloomberg called him the last of the Chinese Communist Party’s “Eight Immortals,” revered post-revolution-era figures. He was 98. Wan, a reformer, oversaw the breakup of agricultural collectives in eastern Anhui Province, paving the way for family farming. He retired in 1993 after serving as chairman of the National People’s Congress as well as Beijing party chief, railway minister, and vice premier. In 2004, Wan boldly called for liberalization of the party’s decisionmaking. Perhaps Wan’s defining moment occurred during the Tiananmen…
  • Rewriting Japan’s ‘Peace Constitution’

    Gordon G. Chang
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    On Sunday, 40 soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force participated in the biennial Talisman Sabre exercise in northern Australia, jointly held by the US and Australia. Japan’s involvement in the massive military event followed a flight on June 23rd of one of its P-3Cs over contested waters. The patrol plane flew about 100 kilometers west from the Philippine island of Palawan into the South China Sea. The craft came close to Reed Bank, claimed by both Manila and Beijing, and then headed back to base. On board, three Filipino military personnel accompanied the Japanese crew of 13.
  • Obama Breaks Protocol, Slights Top Chinese General

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Contrary to Beijing’s expectation, President Obama declined a Pentagon request to receive Chinese General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission, while he was in Washington during his five-day visit in June. Fan, described by the South China Morning Post as “a military heavyweight and one of President Xi Jinping’s most trusted right-hand men,” is the first CMC vice chair in at least two decades—perhaps the first ever, as some report—not to meet with a sitting American leader during an official visit to Washington. It appears Fan was…
  • Fiasco for China’s Allies in Hong Kong

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman, Li Ka-shing, said he was “very disappointed” over the Hong Kong government’s failure to enact its reform package for the 2017 election of the chief executive, the city’s top political official. When asked who was responsible for what is now widely called a fiasco, Li ducked the question. “Everyone in Hong Kong is discussing this,” he said. He’s right. Just about everybody in Hong Kong is talking about the events that unfolded last Thursday in Legco, as the city’s Legislative Council is known. The legislators, after a 20-month…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Iran is not Iowa

    Michael J. Totten
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Leon Wieseltier, unhappy with the Iranian nuclear deal for most of the usual reasons, zeroes in on the Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the chasm that separates the regime from its people. It is true that in the years prior to the Khomeini revolution the United States tolerated vicious abuses of human rights in Iran; but then our enmity toward the ayatollahs’ autocracy may be regarded as a moral correction. (A correction is an admirable kind of hypocrisy.) The adversarial relationship between America and the regime in Tehran has been based on the fact that we are proper…
  • Ho Chi Minh's Nightmare

    Michael J. Totten
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Six months ago I wrote a long essay about Hanoi for City Journal. The magazine is quarterly, and the story got bumped from the Spring issue since it's not time-sensitive, but it's in the Summer issue. Here's the first part: After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Hanoi, capital of a now-unified, Communist Vietnam, was a bombed-out disasterscape. Residents lived under an egalitarian reign of terror. The grim ideologues who ran the country forbade citizens to socialize with or even speak to the few foreign visitors. People queued up in long lines past government stores with bare shelves to…
  • The War Arrives in Turkey

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    A suicide bomber killed 28 people in the Turkish city of Suruc, just across the Syrian border from the Kurdish city of Kobane that ISIS fought for and lost last year. Kobane has been devastated, and the site where the blast occurred hosted a meeting of pro-Kurdish groups discussing how to rebuild the city. No one has claimed responsibility yet, but the attack comes mere days after Turkey supposedly made its very first attempt to crack down on ISIS with a wave of mass arrests. Maybe the Turkish government only arrested people to get Western critics off its back. And maybe the government has…
  • An Uncertain Future

    Michael J. Totten
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, argues that the deal with Iran is better than no deal even though he doesn’t expect Iran to stick to its side of the bargain, even though he thinks “the arbitration mechanisms will be challenging,” and even though he expects no one to be as interested in reimposing sanctions in the future as the United States will be. It’s a tough case to make, and he admits that it’s a close call, but his upbeat argument is more worth reading than most because he acknowledges that the deal’s critics have a strong case. More convincing, to me anyway, is…
  • Most Americans Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Well, the United States and Iran struck a deal. I’ll be poring over the details in the next days and weeks, but in my latest essay for World Affairs I argue that there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that it will work regardless of the contents. I’m sorry to be negative about this. Really, I am. Americans and Persians are not natural enemies. Some day, when Iran has a new government, our two nations will genuinely reconcile. But that day has not yet arrived. Iran’s current rulers are as implacably hostile as they’ve always been. I’m hardly alone in my skepticism. Monmouth…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • De-Communization, Hannah Arendt, and Ukrainian Nationalism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    It’s about 100 days since Ukraine passed its de-communization laws and guess what? The sky hasn’t fallen. The fascists haven’t taken over. Repression hasn’t set in. Which is exactly what those of us who were arguing for the laws were saying all along. The first bill provides a long list of “fighters for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century” with legal status. The second one gives people open access to secret police archives. The third reconceptualizes the Soviet-era Great Patriotic War as World War II. The fourth prohibits the propaganda of the Communist and Nazi…
  • Two Mass Graves: Ukrainians and Jews

    Alexander J. Motyl
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I discovered two mass graves in the forest near my mother’s home town in western Ukraine, Peremyshlyany, located 47 kilometers east-southeast of Lviv. The former Przemyślany is also a former shtetl. Its prewar population was about 5,000; its current official population is 7,000–8,000, though, given the large number of residents working abroad, it’s probably closer to the prewar level. The composition of the town has changed dramatically. The Jews and Poles, who comprised about 45 percent apiece of the prewar population, are gone: killed, expelled, or fled. About 90 percent of the…
  • What New Ukrainian Exceptionalism?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Having just lauded Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky and two colleagues for a fine piece on Ukraine’s relationship with the United States, I hate to change my tune and criticize him for a subsequent article co-written with a Ukrainian academic, but their views on the “new Ukrainian exceptionalism” are so divorced from reality as to be mystifying. Rojansky and Mykhailo Minakov, associate professor in philosophy and religious studies at Kyiv’s prestigious Mohyla Academy, begin their piece by paying due respect to Ukraine’s “struggle not only for its sovereignty, but for its…
  • Ukraine's Bumpy Road to Normalcy

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    The most striking thing about Lviv, Kyiv, and a number of small towns and villages I’ve recently visited is their normalcy. Walk down the streets or dirt roads and you’d never think Ukraine’s economy is depressed and that the country is at war. A village church I visit is full of people dressed in their Sunday best. Lviv’s cafes are packed. Kyiv’s main drag, the Khreshchatyk, is as fashionable as before Russia’s onslaught. But that’s just the outward appearance. Talk to people and their current or impending economic travails—inflation, stagnant wages, corruption, and the…
  • US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Lacks Strategy, Partnership

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    When three influential American Russia experts call for a substantive US-Ukrainian strategic partnership, it’s time to listen. Matthew Rojansky, director of Washington’s prestigious Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Thomas E. Graham, former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council staff and currently with Kissinger Associates, and Michael Kofman, a public policy scholar at Kennan, recently wrote an important op-ed in which they criticized the “U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership” for “lack[ing] both strategy and…
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  • Don’t Demonize Arabs – Do Business with them

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    I am a Lebanese-American, a conservative and a capitalist. I was born in Lebanon, and had one dream and one dream alone – to come to America, and make my fortune as a capitalist. I did just that. I studied at The Wharton School, went to work at the most entrepreneurial firm on Wall Street, Drexel Burnham Lambert, became a global entrepreneur-financier, and made my mark dealing with some of the largest capital pools in the world, orchestrating large scale buyouts and recapitalizations.   Today, the Middle East is a very different place than the one I left 25 years ago. “This isn’t…
  • No one asked the Entrepreneurs

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    The haggling between Democrats and Republicans is over, as President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nearly $800 billion “stimulus” program becomes law and the cash works its way into the economy. But the burning question is: Will it work? Will this “stimulus” bill stimulate the economy?   We have heard endlessly from pundits on both sides of the aisle, from folks who call themselves economists and from politicians of every stripe about the efficacy of this package. But what do business leaders think? What do people in the capital business think? And most…
  • Will President Obama’s stimulus Package Work?

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    The haggling between Democrats and Republicans is over, as President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nearly $800 billion “stimulus” program becomes law, and the cash works its way into the economy. But the burning question is, will it work? Will this “stimulus” bill stimulate the economy?   We have heard endlessly from pundits on both sides of the aisle, from folks who call themselves economists, and from politicians of every stripe about the efficacy of this package. But what do business leaders think? What do people in the capital business…
  • Toward an Equitable Tax System

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    To most American citizens that the U.S. Tax Code has become a truncheon used to beat the American people into lockstep by an increasingly truculent political class. The actual legislative code is more than four times the length of the Christian Bible and is full of incomprehensible and contradictory exceptions and exemptions.   It is an unjust piece of legislation that hinders and manipulates economic activity.   It is enforced by an agency that is far too often the antithesis of the basic American principles of due process and equitable justice.   The time has come to replace…
  • Customer Wallets Are Tight

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    The unemployment rate in the U.S. may have hit a four year low. U.S. government sources are claiming that the initial claims for unemployment benefits have fallen by 5,000 applications to a seasonally adjusted figure of 348,000; but this doesn’t mean that customers have become more open to spending more money. Yet it is good to hear that employers in the U.S. have created 245,000 jobs per month between December 2011 and February 2012. On the face of it, at least for the short-term, these figures suggest that growth is returning to the U.S. market.   However, Ziad K Abdelnour author of…
 
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  • Tom Brady’s Four Game Suspension Will Be Upheld

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    28 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    The NFL has finally announced that Tom Brady’s four game suspension will stay at four games. profootballtalk.nbcsports.com NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over Deflategate. In a ruling announced today, the league said Goodell has denied Brady’s appeal. “NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld today the four-game suspension […] The post Tom Brady’s Four Game Suspension Will Be Upheld appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: No Timetable For The Tom Brady Ruling Tom Brady’s Suspension Will Be…
  • Did Tom Brady Destroy His Cell Phone?

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Stephen A. Smith is reporting that Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone rather than give it to the NFL in the Deflategate investigation. larrybrownsports.com The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said […] The post Did Tom Brady Destroy His Cell Phone? appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Tom Brady News: Discipline coming?, Brady Lied To Belichick, Texts Bashing Brady No Timetable For The Tom Brady Ruling Tom Brady’s Suspension Will Be…
  • Here’s Some Russian Girls Twerking On A Basketball Court

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    28 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    The post Here’s Some Russian Girls Twerking On A Basketball Court appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch A Guy That Ran Onto A Basketball Court Get Absolutely Destroyed Tubby Smith Crashed A Motorcycle On Texas Tech’s Basketball Court A Girls Basketball Coach Unbelievably Grabbed And Threw A Player By Her Hair
  • Will The Giants Ever Retire Barry Bonds’ Number?

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Is it time for the San Francisco Giants to retire Barry Bonds’ jersey number? blogs.mercurynews.com No.25. It is strikingly odd to see someone other than Barry Bonds wearing that number. It hasn’t been reissued since his final season in 2007. And longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy assures me that it won’t go back into circulation […] The post Will The Giants Ever Retire Barry Bonds’ Number? appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Giants Keeping Jason Pierre-Paul On The Roster Watch This Youth Football Player Go All Barry Sanders For A Highlight Reel TD…
  • John Cena Really Got His Nose Broken On Monday Night Raw

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    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Wrestling isn’t fake all the time… The post John Cena Really Got His Nose Broken On Monday Night Raw appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Everett Golson Making His Decision On Monday? Tiger Woods Is Missing A Tooth And Looks Pretty Funny Here’s An X-Ray Of Paul George’s Broken Leg
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  • Uche Ogbodo Celebrates As Daughter Clocks One

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Light-skinned actress, Uche Ogbodo is in a joyous mood today and the reason is not far-fetched. Her daughter is marking her daughter.The proud single mother of one is celebrating the first birthday of her beautiful daughter.She excitedly shared picture of the cute celebrant on her Instagram page with the caption, I wash my hands in innocen … …Read More Via:: NIGERIAFILMS.COM The post Uche Ogbodo Celebrates As Daughter Clocks One appeared first on .
  • [Video] Adeswaggz Ft. Naira Marley – Beautiful Rose

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    New Generation music presents Ade Swaggz ( Adetomide Olowolebiba ) an Afrohiphop artiste born in Bariga Lagos, grew up in the UK and currently studying Film and Broadcasting at the University of Porthsmouth. Ade Swaggz has opened stages for acts like Eldee, 2face, olamide, iceprince in their UK tours also PART OF THE HEADLINER FOR THE BIGGEST UK SUMMER JAM EVENT IN LONDON JULY 2015. with his style of music ,songs, and performance his promised to take London over by storm . Beautiful Rose is an Afro pop tune appreciating the beauty of a woman and proclaiming his love. Enjoy!! Watch &…
  • We’ll create enabling environment for capital market to thrive – Ambode

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said that his administration would create enabling environment for the financial capital market to thrive. The post We’ll create enabling environment for capital market to thrive – Ambode appeared first on Vanguard News. …Read More Via:: VANGUARD NEWSPAPER The post We’ll create enabling environment for capital market to thrive – Ambode appeared first on .
  • Rummenigge: Muller Is At Bayern For Life

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge must see the future or something of the sort. The CEO believes that Thomas Muller will remain at Bayern for his entire playing career and beyond. The Germany international has been at the club since he was 10 and has gone on to be a star for the first team, winning four league titles, three DFB Pokals and a champions league. Muller has attracted interest from United, but Rummenigge doesn’t see a scenario where the 25-year-old will leave Allianz Arena. “I have the feeling that Thomas is at Bayern for life and will never leave,” the former…
  • Nigerian Soldier Arrested After Shooting Indiscriminately In Damaturu

    Ogbodo
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    The Nigerian Army said the sporadic shooting heard around Damaturu metroplolis on Tuesday was caused by one of its soldiers. The explanation came in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman. “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public and clarify that the sporadic firing heard in Damaturu this evening was a gross act of indiscipline on the part of a soldier who has already been arrested,” Usman said. He, therefore, appealed to public, especially those residing in Damaturu, to remain calm and go about their normal business. (NAN) Source: PremiumTimes…
 
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  • India holds the second position in the ICC Rankings

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    15 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    Zimbabwe one-day series 3-0 after defeating three Muchon ICC ODI Team India retained second position in the ranking of teams.... Related posts: Between India and Kazakhstan, including the five nuclear energy agreement Xi Jinping and I will take India-China relations to a new height: Modi YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    15 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
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    12 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
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  • Latest Michael Bay film, 13 Hours, rips Clinton, Obama on Benghazi. A time ‘when everything went wrong’ [TRAILER]

    Christopher Peterson
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Michael Bay is addressing a serious tragedy in his latest film about the terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi. It’s an issue the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton in particular, have attempted to avoid since day one. Specifically, because the administration has yet to identify, much less hold accountable, the terrorists responsible for the the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Libya. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book “13 Hours,” which tells the story of the efforts of six…
  • Republican Jeb Bush obliterates Trump, offers alternative to Anglo-only democrats in interview on Telemundo

    Canonclast Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Jeb Bush is painting a picture of his candidacy that is remarkably different from other candidates running. He is embracing diversity. Pointing to the strong “Hispanic influence” in his family, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed to enact comprehensive immigration reform his first day in office, something that current President Barack Obama has pitifully failed to achieve. In a half-hour interview with Telemundo Monday, Bush spoke entirely in Spanish and explained to anchor Diaz-Balart that he was “hurt” by Donald Trump’s disparaging…
  • Hillary Clinton says she is America’s next Rocky Balboa

    Christopher Peterson
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Hillary Clinton’s got a new game plan and it’s based on your favorite boxing film franchise. The disgraced former secretary of state is eagerly trying to sell voters on the idea that she is America’s next Rocky Balboa. Clinton believes that voters will begin to trust her more when they see that she’s a “fighter” even if it’s the press and the truth she’s fighting against. “Well, I don’t like to read that, it won’t surprise you to hear me say it,” Clinton said at a press conference in Iowa Monday, in response to a…
  • Mother dies after being swallowed hole by elevator [TRAGIC VIDEO]

    Canonclast Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The woman is being called a hero for pushing her 2-year-old son to safety. A tragic scene unfolded Sunday in the central city of Jingzhou, China. Surveillance camera footage captured a mother, identified in media reports as 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan, being swallowed hole by an commercial center escalator. It happened when the section of landing platform she stepped onto with her child suddenly collapsed inexplicably, trapping her inside the still-moving machine. Somehow, Xiang heroically managed to push her son into the arms of horrified attendants at the top of the escalator. The video shows…
  • Brother of crazed murderer Robert Durst threatens litigation against power judge Jeanine Pirro

    Canonclast Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The brother of crazed killer Robert Durst, subject of the recent documentary “The Jinx,” is threatening Fox News channel’s Jeanine Pirro, host of the show “Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro.” Pirro is writing a book about Robert Durst titled, “He Killed Them All” and Durst’s brother, Douglas Durst, wants to sue her for what he claims are “factual misrepresentations” in the book. Douglas’ lawyer, Richard Emery, sent a letter to Pirro and her publisher Simon & Schuster promising to sue for defamation. Pirro worked for the…
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  • 10 Cheap Bathing Suits For Women In 2015

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Bathing suits have come a long way since the old, but good days. There are so many options for bathing suits. The funny thing is we are all so intrigued by the vintage look. Many people pay a lot of money to have an old fashioned looking bathing suit. Isn’t that a bit ironic? Whether you like vintage or a very modern look, there are cheap and attractive bathing suits out there, you just have to know where to look. Are you looking for a cute new bathing suit for the pool or beach? Are you going away on vacation and want to wear a new bathing suit, but don’t exactly want to break…
  • Top 10 Leather Reclining Sofas In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Be it in our homes, offices or out there, we all desire to be comfortable. However, getting this comfort is not easy, or so we thought. The one place you cannot deny yourself comfort is in the confines of your home. What we thought was once impossible is now possible with the wide range of leather reclining sofa sets. Leather recliner sofa sets are comfort driven seats covered in the highest quality leather and best hardwoods. These seats are purposefully designed for added comfort and convenience with their padded style and storage consoles. There are numerous models in the market that fall…
  • 10 Of The Best Leather Sectional Sofas To Be Found In The Cloud

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Furnishing a family room, Home Entertainment Center (HTC) or den can be a difficult chore. Today, however, we are going to take some of the work out of that for you with 10 of the best sectional leather sofas available in the cloud today. From Amazon, we have found and put on display for your home viewing pleasure some of the best in home furniture you will find anywhere and it will fit in with your home’s decor and your personal lifestyle. If you want comfort, style, and the feel of leather you are in for a treat today. 1. Contemporary Sectional Sofa with Built-In Table is……
  • 10 Best Cheap Drum Sets For Sale In 2015

    sophy
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Drums are great instruments to play, especially due to the fact that almost every type of music you could listen to has some sort of percussion in it. When it comes to drums, there is a pretty big variety in the sounds and type of music you would like to play. Now, drums are used solely for music and possibly letting out some anger. But it may be hard to believe that, as they were originally used for long distance communication. Drums originated in Africa, but are the oldest instrument in existence and can be found amongst all cultures. Drums can be extremely fun to play. Ever met a drummer…
  • 10 Best Used Tool for Sale – To Make Work And Life Easier

    sophy
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Tools are what give us the edge over the animal kingdom and today you will be shown 10 of the “MUST HAVE” tools and accessories for your garage, shop, and around the house. These tools and other items are perfect for both, Professional, DIYer, and Craftspeople no matter what your job or specialty is as their application is both for the upkeep of the home and making you job and life, in general, easier. There is something here for everyone, man or woman, young or old at some time you will need to use one or more of these items and now you will see 10 of the Best Tools for use…
 
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  • Libya court sentences Gaddafi son to death

    FPJ Bureau
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gaddafi’s last  PM Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi are among those awarded death Tripoli : A Libyan court sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.  Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gaddafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is held in the southwestern hill town of Zintan by militia opposed to the Tripoli authorities. The trial, which…
  • China shuts down Taizhou airport after security breach

    PTI
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    Beijing: China has closed down an airport in its eastern Zhejiang province following a recent incident in which a passenger managed to smuggle a lighter and knife and attempted to set fire to the plane while on flight. A regional branch of China’s civil aviation administration last night decided to suspend operation at the Taizhou airport after the incident on a flight originating there, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. The eastern branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) asked Taizhou airport to suspend operations starting this morning, citing civil…
  • Indian-American woman announces her Congressional bid

    PTI
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Washington: Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, has said that she will run for the US Congressional elections in November 2016. If elected, Thomas, whose parents arrived in American from India in 1972, would be the first woman Indian-American lawmaker to be a member of the US House of Representatives. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, 37-year-old Thomas is a Republican. She is pitted against incumbent Gwen Graham of the Democratic Party, who wrested the Second Congressional District of Florida from Republican Steve Southerland in 2014. Thomas, a personal…
  • Indian guilty of double murder to represent himself in court

    PTI
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    Washington: Facing death sentence by lethal injection, Indian national Raghunandan Yandamuri has told a US court that he would represent himself during an appeal to the State Supreme Court in Pennsylvania. Raghunandan, 29, has been found guilty of double murder of 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna and her 10-month-old grand-daughter Saanvi Venna at their apartment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in October 2012. A software engineer on H-1B visa, he killed Satyavathi and her grand-daughter following a failed kidnapping bid. After a hearing last week, Montgomery County Judge Steve O’Neill…
  • 15 killed in downpour in Vietnam

    IANS
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Hanoi: Heavy rains have killed 15 people while seven people have gone missing in Vietnam, media reports said on Wednesday. The casualties were reported from northeastern Quang Ninh province which has seen a downpour for the past few days, Xinhua reported. The province’s hydro-meteorological station said rainfall was measured at 828 mm at several places, said Vietnam’s state-run news agency. The downpour, which started on July 26 in Quang Ninh, some 120 km east of capital Hanoi, has caused total damage of around $46 million. The heavy rains also left about 1,600 tourists stranded…
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  • PG Town Council truck caught illegally dumping garbage

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    28 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Chrisbert Garcia Reporting: Punta Gorda Town community activist, politician and conservationist Wil Maheia has exposed what he says are long-standing violations of the law on illegal dumping of garbage by the Punta Gorda Town Council (PGTC). On Facebook, Maheia posted a picture of the Council’s truck dumping a large load of town garbage on the roadside near – not in – the official dump-site three miles outside town and less than a mile from the Rio Grande River. He had followed the truck and caught the sanitation worker in the act. When Belize Media…
  • Santa Cruz 13 in court

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    28 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015. BMG: Twelve Maya villagers of Santa Cruz, Toledo, plus Mayan Leaders Alliance member, Cristina Coc, returned today to the Punta Gorda Town Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges of unlawful imprisonment, common assault and aggravated assault against Rupert Myles, who accused them of restraining and assaulting him because he refused to leave his residence next to and within the archaeological site of Uxbenka. NICH’s Dr. John Morris has confirmed that Myles has caused substantial damage to the mound and action will be taken against him. However, the Santa Cruz…
  • Lawyers not ready for Petrocaribe case

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. BMG: Today was the date set for the trial of the lawsuit filed by member of the House of Representatives for Cayo South, Honorable Julius Espat against Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development Honorable Dean Barrow. Over vociferous objections, the Prime Minister has pushed through first a motion authorizing loans from ALBA Petrocaribe Belize Energy Limited under an agreement entered into in 2012, then a law, the Petrocaribe Loans Act of 2015, which gave retroactive and future approval for such loans, and most recently, amended that law with the…
  • Corozal HOC holds arts exhibit

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. BMG: The Identity Youth Art Exhibit is an annual event organized by and held at the Corozal House of Culture to promote cultural artists of all ages. Showcasing photography, charcoal drawings, acrylic and water color paintings, the exhibit taps into many genres of art. This year will mark the second annual occurrence of this event at the Corozal House of Culture and the organizers have extended an invitation to the general public to join in celebrating talented young artists of Northern Belize. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015.
  • Belize funding threatened by human trafficking classification from U.S.

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The United States may withdraw funding or oppose new funding for Belize from international financial institutions because of a seeming disregard for attending to the problem of trafficking in persons, the State Department reports, via Amandala. Belize was among 18 countries downgraded this year, including Belarus, Comoros, and the Marshall Islands. Last year, 2014, Belize was placed on the tier 2 watch list, the stage before the final downgrade it received this year; it had been on that list for seven years after twice being ranked tier 3 in…
 
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  • The Last Days Of ‘Normal Life’ In America

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    If you have got family and friends that you would like to visit before things start getting really crazy, you should do so within the next couple of months, because these are the last days of “normal life” in America. The website where I have posted this article is called “End of the American Dream“, but perhaps I should have entitled it “The End of America” because that is essentially what we are heading for.
  • Something Very Strange Is Happening RIGHT NOW! Jade Helm 15 Begins Same Day Service Outages Reported Across America By Multiple Providers!

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Yesterday we reported a "Major Red List" Alert, where we were made aware of planned power outages at the California-Nevada border, set to begin the very same day Jade Helm 15 was slated to start and this morning, July 15th, we awaken to the news that AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Time Warner, and Cox are all showing "service outages," some happening across the country. [Update] Verizon link and Map added below.
  • One of The Largest Human Experiments In History: The U.S. Military Once Tested Biological Warfare On The Whole Of San Francisco

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    San Francisco's fog is famous, especially in the summer, when weather conditions combine to create the characteristic cooling blanket that sits over the Bay Area.
  • California Governor Has Received Evidence Proving Drought Was Geo-engineered

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Californians Accuse Gov. Brown Of Willful Neglect, Question Why He Permits Massive Chemtrail Spraying Program Conducted Over The Entire State Of California Since Drought Began
  • 5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The concept of the “false flag” operation has become almost prohibitively stigmatized in recent years because of the 9/11 “truther” movement and the emotional fallout from the tragedies at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Boston and others. In spite of being labeled “conspiracy theories,” real, verifiable false flag events have taken place in the past. Such examples serve to dismantle the notion that false flags are meritless conspiracy theories and can help destigmatize the concept itself, providing the diagnostic lens needed to identify false flags when they arise.
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  • Buhari Appoints General Boroh As Co-Ordinator Niger Delta Amnesty Programme

    Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, appointed Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd.) as the Co-ordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants. According to a statement released to the media by the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, General Boroh’s appointment is from immediate effect. Boroh takes over the responsibilities of Chief Kingsley Kuku who was Special Advisor to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta and co-ordinator of the Amnesty Programme. Maj.Gen Henry Ayoola(r) with Maj.Gen MD Isah,Commander…
  • Drama As Saraki Gets Senat Vote Of Confidence (DETAILS)

    Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    There was mild drama in the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 as 81 members of the Upper Chamber passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of Senate President, Bukola Sara, his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu and the entire leadership of the Senate. Interestingly, the motion which was moved by Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East) and seconded by Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi State) was supported by 47 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and  34 All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, including some notable ”anti-Saraki” senators like Senators Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central); Abdullahi Adamu (APC,…
  • US Disappointed With Buhari’s Visit – White House Source (DETAILS)

    Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    As Nigerians begin to await the result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to the US, feelers have emerged that the United States are far from pleased with the conduct of the president and his large contingent. According to a report by The Focus, White House sources have revealed that the American government raised a lot of concerns bordering on the exorbitant cost of the trip, the lack of preparedness of President Buhari among others. A White House source who spoke anonymously enthused thus: “May be we are not reading from the same script, but the overall message by Obama is that they…
  • Study finds promising experimental MERS vaccine

    Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    An experimental vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed promising results in animal testing, sparking an immune system response that could lead to a vaccine for people, researchers said Tuesday. Currently there are no licensed vaccines for MERS, which first appeared in 2012 and has caused numerous scares including a recent deadly outbreak in South Korea. Vaccinated mice produced antibodies that neutralized MERS strains, according to a study from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The vaccines that caused the largest immune responses in mice were…
  • Mbu seeks improved facilities for criminal justice administration implementation

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:55 pm
    THE Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone two command, Onikan, Mr Joseph Mbu has called on both the Federal and state governments to support the Police in the provision of modern statement rooms in order to effectively implement the provisions of the Criminal Justice Administration Act, 2015 (ACJ). Mbu made the call last week during the inaguration of the model statement recording room donated to the Police by the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) at the zonal headquarters in Lagos. He said: “As expected of enterprising criminal suspects, their first line…
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  • #Alohomora.Org : Unlocking Children’s Mind & Potential

    Subhendu Maity
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Alohomora, a non-profit start-up, organized ‘Children for Change’ and brought together 9 progressive schools of Gurgaon and Delhi on 2nd and 3rd May at The Heritage School, Gurgaon. The 52 participants, in their schools teams, worked hard to help solve live challenges of 3 partner NGOs. Raahgiri Foundation presented the challenge of reduction of vehicular … Continue reading →
  • “India Divided – Part 2″: Repercussions Of Caste Based System On Society

    News With Chai
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    History Caste system in India is very old, oldest of all in the social order, existing since 2500 years (experts have yet not verified it), where classes were divided into “jaatis” which is casts in Hindi, and these jaatis comprised of individuals whom were arranged in a hierarchy or varnas ( a Sanskrit word for … Continue reading →
  • Doctors’ Journey Into The Hearts Of People

    Anil B Jadhav
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:13 am
    Wikipedia says: “National Doctors Day, is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian … Continue reading →
  • The Curious Case Of PGDM And MBA

    News With Chai
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Often times when going for a post-graduate degree in management, we get embroiled in the dilemma of choosing MBA or PGDM. Many still get confused between the two and struggle with the constant battle of which way to go as both the courses are business related and industrially oriented yet they are distinct and dissimilar … Continue reading →
  • “Why Are We Shocked Regarding Mahmood Farooqui?”

    News With Chai
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    Why are we shocked with the news of writer-director Mahmood Farooqui, Peepli Live, Co-director and writer, being accused of rape? Are we guilty of both hero and villain worship? Why is our shock and disbelief limited to reel heroes only? In 2009, actor Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his maid. In 2010, violinist L … Continue reading →
 
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  • Confira a programação cultural do final de semana em JP

    inboox
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    O final de semana está começando e João Pessoa (PB) está cheia de atrações nos diversos tipos de entretenimento, teremos peça teatral, filmes, muita música e até Parada LGBT. Nós separamos as melhores dicas da programação cultural da cidade, que prometem fazer você não ficar em casa nesse último final de semana do mês de julho.     Sexta   Peça Teatral: “Somos assim, após o fim” O espetáculo conta a história de um casal que acabara de se casar e enfrentam diversos problemas, um deles relacionado ao aplicativo de celular Whatsapp. A história…
  • Parada LGBT de João Pessoa acontece nesse fim de semana

    inboox
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    A 14ª Parada do Orgulho LGBT de João Pessoa acontecerá nesse sábado (25), esse ano o tema do evento é “Respeito se aprende em casa e na escola”, buscando mais cidadania e igualdade nas escolas, além de conscientizar a população que a LGBTfobia existe, sendo por vezes aprendida dentro de casa. A Parada será organizada pelo movimento de lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, travestis e transexuais (LGBT) de João Pessoa, que é composta pelas ONGs Movimento do Espírito Lilás (MEL), Grupo de Mulheres Lésbicas e Bissexuais Maria Quitéria (GMMQ), Movimento de Bissexuais (MovBi) e…
  • Mulheres marcham pelo fim da violência em João Pessoa

    Tereza Cantalice
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mulheres de vários segmentos sociais participaram, na tarde desta segunda-feira (20), em João Pessoa, da 4ª ação internacional da Marcha Mundial das Mulheres, em prol de direitos, pelo fim da violência contra a mulher e por outro sistema político. A Marcha foi iniciada no Lyceu Paraibano e finalizada na sede do Tribunal de Justiça da Paraíba (TJPB), no Centro da capital. Um dos objetivos foi de entregar documentos ao TJPB com reivindicações pelo fim da impunidade aos crimes de violências, distribuição de terras improdutivas, rejeição da maioridade penal e do aumento das…
  • Saiba mais sobre os novos personagens da 2ª Temporada de The Flash

    inboox
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Na Comic-Con deste ano foram anunciadas muitas novidades, e muito foi falado sobre a segunda temporada de ‘The Flash’ e sobre a aparição de novos heróis e vilões na trama. Para quem é leitor de quadrinhos e segue a cronologia das HQ’s fica mais fácil de entender quem serão esses personagens e qual sua importância na história, muitas pessoas que não seguem os quadrinhos ficam se perguntando quem são estes personagens, e foi pensando nisso que resolvemos escrever sobre eles. Atenção, alerta de Spoiler nos conteúdos a seguir. Ao contrário do que muitos pensam…
  • Clássicos do cinema serão exibidos em cinema de João Pessoa

    inboox
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
      Os amantes de cinema de João Pessoa (PB) e regiões próximas terão a partir desse mês uma programação especial com sete clássicos internacionais restaurados em formatos digitais (DCP). O ‘Projeto Clássica’ traz os filmes dos cineastas Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog  e Pier Paolo Pasolini. Para os cinéfilos que querem conhecer filmes que exemplificam o clássico da sétima arte essa é uma ótima oportunidade. O Clássica irá exibir os filmes do projeto um a um, mensalmente, até janeiro do próximo ano, cada um ficando uma semana em cartaz. O primeiro longa a ser…
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  • Hello world!

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Is Search Engine Submission Necessary?

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    The simple answer is no – search engine submission isn’t necessary. The majority of search engines nowadays (most notably Google) crawl and index pages by following links. Using that logic, a single inbound link from any already-indexed page will identify your page to the engine. Subsequently, if that page links to other pages within your site, they will also be indexed… and so on. For this reason, inbound linking is very important. In fact, acquiring back-links may be the most important of SEO. In theory though, a website owner shouldn’t have to ’scout’ or ‘hunt’ for…
  • Can Any Inbound Linking Hurt My Ranking?

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    The answer is simple – inbound linking cannot hurt your search ranking. How is this known for certain? Well, for one, if inbound were to hurt your rank, your competitors would continually link to your site from link farms. Such a scenario is beyond your control. For this reason, Google cannot penalize your site for any inbound linking. On the other hand, you can be penalized for illegitimate external linking. It is highly advised that you not link to any website or group of sites that may be involved in shady or unethical search practices. Doing so could result in being black-listed by…
  • The Importance of Anchor Text in Back-links

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    The importance of anchor text with respect to a linking strategy cannot be overstated. Back-links are a huge part of the search engine algorithm. When initiating a linking campaign, it is vital that external sites link using the appropriate keywords and terms in the anchor text. Almost always, linking candidates will use the company name as anchor text. This does not provide any type of description of the target company’s products or services. Sure, it may be great for branding purposes, but it isn’t usually needed. In most cases, companies already rank very high (if not first) for…
  • Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links. Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough. Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper…
 
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  • Texas oil production up year-on-year

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Daniel J. GraeberAUSTIN, Texas, July 29 (UPI) — A Texas energy regulator said preliminary estimates show crude oil production in the state increased just over 13 percent in May year-on-year. Latest News – UPI.com
  • World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved By European Agency

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    The world’s first malaria vaccine has actually been approved by the European Medicines Company, which is the first regulatory hurdle in developing an efficient methods to eliminate the parasite that asserts half a million lives each year. Although the vaccine, called RTS.S or Mosquirix, is not 100 percent efficient and its capability to secure from malaria infection begins to fade after a year, it is a promising drug that, when integrated with present deterrents like dealt with bed nets, scientists think it will work at decreasing malaria cases and deaths. Andrew Witty, president of the…
  • World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved By European Agency

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    29 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    The world’s first malaria vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency, which is the first regulatory hurdle in developing an effective means to fight the parasite that claims half a million lives each year. Although the vaccine, called RTS.S or Mosquirix, is not 100 percent effective and its ability to protect from malaria infection begins to fade after a year, it is a promising drug that, when combined with current deterrents like treated bed nets, researchers think it will be effective at reducing malaria cases and deaths. Andrew Witty, chief executive of the company…
  • Xbox chief doesn’t see ‘as much value’ in TELEVISION cable television box functions

    Brett Samuels
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    When Microsoft initially unveiled the Xbox One nearly 2 years earlier, the software maker was focused greatly on home entertainment. Reaction was speedy and crucial from fans, and the launch quickly become a disaster. Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox chief, took over the function around a year ago and he has actually re-centered the business’s concentrate on gaming. In an interview with The Verge, Spencer has shared a few of his vision around the future of the home entertainment functions in the Xbox One. While as much time is spent watching home entertainment on an Xbox console as…
  • FDA Proposes Added Sugar Guide On Food Labels: Will It Help Americans Consume Better?

    Valerie Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    The Food and Drug Administration might finally be doing something about covert sugar. On Friday, the FDA made a formal proposition which would force nutrition labels to state outright how much sugar remains in a food item. Not only that, but labels would likewise need to inform Americans of the recommended amount of sugar to be consumed daily. If the proposal comes to fruition, it could send out shockwaves through the food and beverage industry. Believe it or not, hidden sugar isn’t just an issue with certainly sweet foods. A few of the worst wrongdoers lie nowhere near the sweet aisle.
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  • Trump to Breastfeeding Lawyer: 'You're Disgusting'

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    The New York Times has pored over hundreds of pages of Donald Trump testimony from his many lawsuits over the last decade and found a lot of what it describes as "hyperbolic overstatements" and "outright misstatements," as well as some instances of truly obnoxious behavior—like the time he told...
  • Report: Mullah Omar Dead

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    Taliban supreme commander Mullah Omar is dead and has been dead for years, Afghan government sources tell the BBC . The sources say the leader, who had been in hiding since the 9/11 attacks, died two or three years ago, according to the BBC, which notes that while there have been...
  • New Death Brings Rhino Species Down to Final 4

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    The species was down to its last six members last fall. Then there were five . Now, with the death of an elderly northern white rhino in a Czech zoo, there are just four of the animals left in a species already past the point of no return. Nabire, a 31-year-old...
  • Man Killed as 1.5K Try to Storm Channel Tunnel

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Some 1,500 migrants tried to storm the tunnel that links Britain and France last night, and French police say one of them, a Sudanese man, was killed by a truck, the BBC reports. The latest attempt follows a Monday night attempt by 2,000 people to storm the area...
  • Fox Ditches GOP Debate Entry Barrier

    Rob Quinn
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:38 am
    Fox has decided to spare those at the back of the GOP pack the indignity of being excluded even from the "consolation prize" debate. The network is holding a debate for "second-tier" candidates at 5pm on Aug. 6, ahead of the main event at 9pm, and it has decided to...
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  • Somalia Health Services Under Red Alert Due to Lack of Funding

    Angelina Bouc
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned over the lack of funding to support health services in Somalia. To emphasize the dire situation the agencies are turning to the public to plead for assistance. In just the last 90 days, 10 hospitals in Somalia have closed or suffered a lack […] Somalia Health Services Under Red Alert Due to Lack of Funding is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Spain Increases Marriage Age to Prevent Exploitation

    Angelina Bouc
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    The United Nations and youth organizations around the world have implored Spain for years to raise their legal minimum age for marriage. The country took heed of the pressure and said the age of marriage would be raised from 14 to 16-years-old. Prior to Thursday’s legislative change, teens who were 14 could marry with permission from […] Spain Increases Marriage Age to Prevent Exploitation is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • President Obama Welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Discuss Boko Haram

    Angelina Bouc
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Recently elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, D.C. The sitting presidents are going to discuss international affairs, and then focus on the terrorist organization, Boko Haram. Viral Global News has written extensively about this faction for over a year. The group has murdered thousands of citizens, […] President Obama Welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Discuss Boko Haram is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and…
  • Bangladesh Officials Arrest Suspects in Gruesome Public Death of 13 Year Old

    Angelina Bouc
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Samiul Alam Rajan was a 13-year-old boy who sold vegetables from his stand in Sylhet, a major city northeast of Bangdalesh. On July 8, the boy’s life would end in one of the most horrific ways on a public platform. For nearly a half-hour, Alam was beaten by several men who accused him of theft. […] Bangladesh Officials Arrest Suspects in Gruesome Public Death of 13 Year Old is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Update – 16 Months Missing

    Angelina Bouc
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    As spring showers slowly faded to the growing warmth of the sun and children embraced summer break, a question lingers still for hundreds of families. Where is flight MH370? 16 months has passed without any significant updates, and yet it remains one of the largest, global mysteries. How could a Boeing 777 disappear with 239 […] Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Update – 16 Months Missing is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
 
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  • When Will Tom Cruise Ever Age?

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    29 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    Last night at the premier of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise's skin stole the show. Firm, glowy, gravity-defying, Cruise's skin looks smoother than the mask in Vanilla Sky. What seems to bet he secret to the 53-year-old star's frozen-in-time complexion?Behind every "ageless" face is an all-star squad of dermatologists, plastic surgeons—and in Cruise's case—maybe bird droppings and a special sauna.See more of his ageless photos below:
  • Public Reaction To Governor Okorocha's...

    Gist End
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I too have seen this and feel compelled to comment. I feel that this is uncalled for and also a misplaced priority. Governor Okorocha has always been known for self glorification but let us not slaughter him on the altar of unnecessary chastisement, the success of that US tour. The pledge to help the fight against Boko Haram on intelligence gathering The pledge to partner economically To help us recover stolen funds The prestige of the visit itself, to the nation Let us poke fun on Okorcha's 5 minutes of fame but as we do, remember that there is no Northern Nigeria or Southern Nigeria but as…
  • WAEC To Withhold Results Of Students in 19 states Over N4billion Debt owed

    Gist End
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Different state Governments had pledged to pay the WAEC fees of their state residents as part of their education Policy.The West Africa Examinations Council, WAEC has threatened to withhold the results of students in 19 states that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE over nonpayment of candidates’ registration fees by their state governments. The Head of National Office WAEC, Mr Charles Eguridu made the threat at a press conference Yesterday July 27th. He said the state governments are indebted to WAEC to the tune of N4 billion.    “The affected states should off-set the…
  • Former Governor Of Akwa Ibom Godswill Akpabio, announced as Senate Minority Leader

    Gist End
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    The Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state; Godswill Akpabio, has been announced as the Senate Minority leader.His nomination is against the rules of the senate that exempts first time senators from becoming Senate Minority leaders. He was nominated by the South South Senators in the Senate. Senator Emmanuel Bwacha was named Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda becomes Minority Whip and Senator Biodun Olujimi is Deputy Minority Whip.
  • Rivers State Police Parades 10 For Robbery and Kidnapping

    Gist End
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
     An Army private, Elijah Owoh, who absconded from his duty post in Biu, Borno state was among the ten suspects arrested and paraded by Rivers Police command for robbery before Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who paraded the nine other suspects before Governor Wike and the acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, and a cross section of journalists yesterday, at the Police Command Headquarters said the soldier shot and killed a male victim during a robbery operation. “Owoh, during investigation…
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  • The death of Cecil the lion and the big business of big game trophy hunting - Washington Post

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    The News InternationalThe death of Cecil the lion and the big business of big game trophy huntingWashington PostWalter Palmer has been called a sharp shot with a bow and arrow — good enough to pin a playing card from 100 yards away. His many kills — all by bow and arrow — are listed in a worldwide big game hunting record book: buffalo, deer, moose, mountain ...Minnesota dentist says he regrets lion's death, but thought hunt was legalFox NewsHunters in court over Cecil the lion's deathCBS NewsCecil the Lion Killer Walter James Palmer Has Bear-Related Felony…
  • Is Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports About Taliban Leader - NBCNews.com

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    NBCNews.comIs Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports About Taliban LeaderNBCNews.comKABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government confirmed Wednesday it was looking into reports that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died. Image: Mullah Mohammed Omar. This undated file photo reportedly shows Taliban supreme leader Mullah ...Afghans Investigating Death Reports for Mullah Omar, Taliban LeaderNew York TimesAfghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar diedWashington PostTaliban Leader Mullah Omar Has Died, Afghan Officials SayABC NewsThe Guardian -TIME -CBS…
  • Fish and Wildlife: Kill lionfish, get an extra spiny lobster - Bay News 9

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Palm Beach PostFish and Wildlife: Kill lionfish, get an extra spiny lobsterBay News 9Fish and Wildlife's goal is to get divers in the habit of removing the invasive lionfish when they see them in the waters off Florida's coast. By Jerry Hume, Brevard County Reporter Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 7:07 AM. PORT CANAVERAL --.Florida lobster mini-season comes with a big catch — safety concernsBradenton HeraldLobster mini season officially underway with added bonus this yearWPBF West Palm BeachLive coverage: Divers hit the water for 2015 lobster mini-season | Digital…
  • 1st child to receive double hand transplant: "Never give up" - CBS News

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    CBS News1st child to receive double hand transplant: "Never give up"CBS NewsEight-year-old Zion Harvey, the first child to receive a double hand transplant, spent most of his life without his hands and feet, but said his dream was to be able to throw a football. Earlier this month, after doctors performed a complex Maryland Boy Who Lost Hands to Infection Gets Double-Hand TransplantCBS LocalEight-year-old receives world's first double hand transplantFinancial ExpressVIDEO: This kid became the youngest person to get a double hand transplantIrish ExaminerTimes of Oman -Valley…
  • 3500 migrants try to enter Channel Tunnel to go from France to UK - CNN

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    CNN3500 migrants try to enter Channel Tunnel to go from France to UKCNN(CNN) In just the past two days, 3,500 migrants have tried to cross the Channel Tunnel between France and the United Kingdom -- a dangerous breach that has paralyzed traffic and resulted in at least one death, officials said. The tunnel, also known as Calais Crisis: Eurotunnel Says 37000 Migrants Have Tried to Cross TunnelNBCNews.comCalais crisis: Nigel Farage fears holidaymaker deathsBBC NewsMan Dies as Migrants Try to Storm Eurotunnel TerminalWall Street JournalTelegraph.co.uk -RTE.ie -Quartzall 671 news…
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  • The US Visit Anti-Climax

    Obi Ebuka Onochie
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    By Uche Ezechukwu From the way the four-day visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States US, was hyped and advertised, it would seem as if the life of his young administration depended on it. It might well have, because to the new administration in Nigeria, the United States and the Barack Obama government […] The post The US Visit Anti-Climax appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE

    Dr. Edwin Ndukwe
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    RESPONSIBLE PROFESSIONAL ELITE NECESSARY IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION, SAYS VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has stressed the importance of the professional elite in the current fight against corruption in the country, even as he expressed the readiness of the federal government to work on judicial and justice sector reforms. Prof. Osinbajo who […] The post OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Ooni of Ife dies at 85

    Admin Admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    A foremost Yoruba traditional leader, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has died. He died in a London hospital yesterday evening at the age of 85. Though no official confirmation from the traditional ruler’s palace about the Oba’s death had been made yesterday, it was gathered that the news of the Oba’s death was […] The post Ooni of Ife dies at 85 appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • PDP to APC leaders : Shut up! Besides Buhari, you’re all corrupt

    Obi Ebuka Onochie
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it is on the same page with the federal government in the fight against corruption, but asked that due process must be followed to ensure that innocent citizens are not victimized. The party, which admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari was not corrupt, however, called for the probe of All Progressives Congress […] The post PDP to APC leaders : Shut up! Besides Buhari, you’re all corrupt appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • States to start drawing from N300b presidential special intervention soon – Presidency

    Admin Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    “…state governments will start benefiting from the special intervention fund of between N250B to N300B in a matter of weeks.” *Details of Debt Relief Program kicks off in few weeks The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress. Specifically, state governments will start […] The post States to start drawing from N300b presidential special intervention soon – Presidency appeared first on 360 Naija.
 
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  • France aiming for two more Rafale deals by early 2016 - source

    Wilfrey Morena
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Malaysia and the UAE  likely to be next.France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale fighter jet by the beginning of next year as it seeks to extend a spate of recent export successes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.After failing for years to win an order for its warplane, France has sold 24 Rafales each to Egypt and Qatar in recent months and is in talks to finalise the sale of another 36 to India."There should be two other export contracts for the Rafale by the beginning of next year," not including India, the source said."The most advanced…
  • Pakistani terrorism - Lashkar-i-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq, two sons killed in Muzaffargarh 'encounter'

    Wilfrey Morena
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Malik Ishaq, chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel late on Tuesday night.At least six policemen were injured in the alleged encounter.Ishaq and his sons were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department a week ago. Following their latest arrest, the police had interrogated them and had subsequently taken them to Shahwala in Punjab's Muzaffargarh district to aid the police in recovering weapons and explosives, sources in the CTD said.The encounter appears to have taken…
  • Slovakian Mi-17 helicopter crash kills one

    Wilfrey Morena
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Pilot killed in the accident.http://www.teraz.sk/slovensko/nedaleko-obce-geraltov-sa-zrutil-vojen/148068-clanok.htmlBratislava July 29 - A Slovakian Mi-17 helicopter  crashed yesterday afternoon at the village Hradisko in the district of Prešov, the First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Peter Gajdos confirmed
  • Russia: Aviadarts-2015 holds official opening ceremony

    Wilfrey Morena
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:59 pm
    The 2015 edition of Aviadarts was officially launched by Gen. Viktor BondarevThe international military aviation competition Aviadarts-2015 has opened in Russia as part of the Army Games, dubbed the “world's first military Olympics.” Military aircraft from four countries will compete in live ammunition shooting at specially constructed targets.The international segment of Aviadarts-2015 got under way in central Russia’s Ryazan Region on Monday, with participants from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China welcoming each other ahead of the competition.In a competition lasting until August…
  • Russian Navy missile/rocket misfire during naval parade in Sevastopol

    Wilfrey Morena
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
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  • Donald Trump goes on the attack with Scott Walker as his latest target

    Toolzo Omosexy
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:22 pm
     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP First Donald Trump questioned whether Sen. John McCain was truly a war hero.Then he revealed to a South Carolina crowd the personal phone number of Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.On Saturday Trump went for the hat trick, gleefully insulting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker because one of Walker's fundraisers called the billionaire real estate mogul 'DumbDumb.'"Finally, I can attack!" Trump said at a packed rally at Oskaloosa High School. "Wisconsin's doing terribly. It's in…
  • 7 Newly-released photographs of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 attacks

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
     President George W Bush stands with his hands in his pockets as vice-president Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice have a discussion in one of the newly-released photos. Photo / US National Archives Newly-released photographs taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by then vice-president Dick Cheney's staff photographer show shock and horror written on the faces of Mr Cheney, president George W Bush and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice.Vice-president Dick Cheney sits with his foot up on the desk as he watches the unfolding situation on TV (US National…
  • Apple reportedly met with BMW for help with its secret car project

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Apple’s potential entry into the electric car market has provoked fevered speculation, with conflicting reports that the company is making some kind of electric minivan, and that it plans on challenging Google and Uber in making a self-driving car. At the very least, it has poached a bunch of auto and battery engineers. Whatever it ends up doing, it might end up borrowing substantially from what BMW is building. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives reportedly met with BMW counterparts in Leipzig to visit the production line of the company’s i3 electric car, according to Germany’s…
  • China uses ‘stadium diplomacy’ to compete with Obama for Kenya’s affections

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    China has promised to spend millions refurbishing the same sports stadium that US president Barack Obama will use to address the Kenyan public this weekend. The timing is probably not a coincidence. Just two days before the president’s much-hailed arrival in Nairobi, Beijing pledged a total of $17 million in funds for the stadium and two other initiatives in Kenya.Beijing has been ramping up what some like to call the government’s “stadium diplomacy” in Africa. As of 2010, there were 50 sports arenas across Africa that were built with Chinese support, given as either gifts or funded…
  • Tourists flee Las Vegas hotel blaze

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Two people were injured and hundreds of others were forced to flee after a fire broke out at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. The blaze started at an outside pool area on a 14th-floor deck of The Cosmopolitan and quickly spread, setting pool cabanas and trees alight. Firefighters battle blaze at Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel http://t.co/ILtkwqAAUd @News3LV pic.twitter.com/g3LaIfVa7s— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 25, 2015 As large plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky, terrified guests fled to safety and more than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene. One…
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