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  • Criminals Are Using Drones To Find And Rob Marijuana Farms

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The drones are equipped with infrared cameras to spot the lights used in grow operations.Borrowing a tactic from the police, some criminals in the U.K. are using drones equipped with infrared cameras to steal or extort from marijuana grow operations.Read Full Story
  • - Cyber Security

    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Cyber Security PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 KEYWORDS: internet, cyber, web, security, hackers, heart, bleed, technology, privacy, passwords Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - White Supremacy

    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: White Supremacy PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 KEYWORDS: white, supremacy, nazi, ku, klux, klan, overland, park, kansas, shooting, jew, race, terrorism Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • Threat to privacy: FBI’s facial recognition database will contain 52 million criminal, non-criminal images by 2015

    Industry Leaders Magazine
    Anna Domanska
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The FBI is currently planning to have a fully operational facial recognition system in place, which could contain a massive 52 million images by 2015, a big jump from the 16 million the database contained in the middle of 2013. By 2015, the system will contain up to 52 million images that will help identify individuals of interest. Out of these, 46 million will come from criminal images like mug shots Documents regarding the construction of FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which may hold data on as many as a third of all Americans was released in response to a…
  • Ukrainian Gas Broker Faces Scrutiny

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    By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Dmytro Firtash has made billions brokering gas deals, but he now faces both a criminal indictment and a racketeering lawsuit in United States courts.
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  • Ukrainian Gas Broker Faces Scrutiny

    By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Dmytro Firtash has made billions brokering gas deals, but he now faces both a criminal indictment and a racketeering lawsuit in United States courts.
  • Health Law Fund-Raising Is Detailed

    By ROBERT PEAR
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:48 pm
    A Government Accountability Office report discussed how the Obama administration raised money from outside groups to promote enrollment in health insurance.
  • Errors Mounted as Chaos Ruled Capsizing Ferry

    By CHOE SANG-HUN, KIRK SEMPLE and SU-HYUN LEE
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    A portrait of chaos is emerging from crew members, survivors and a transcript of the vessel’s final 40 minutes of communications with emergency dispatchers.
  • Starting in June, ‘Today’ Will Simulcast on SiriusXM

    By BILL CARTER
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    NBC is announcing a deal with the satellite radio service that will bring all four hours of its franchise morning news show to radio.
  • In Silicon Valley Thriller, a Settlement May Preclude the Finale

    By DAVID STREITFELD
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Four leading tech companies are pushing to settle a class-action suit with several noteworthy angles, including questions over employee rights and the death of a programmer who helped set the case in motion.
 
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  • 'The ship listed too much'

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Passengers couldn't board lifeboats as the ferry had listed too much, a crew member said, according to a transcript released Sunday.
  • Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
  • Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine defiant

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.
  • Official: Flight 370 search to intensify

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.
  • Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people on Saturday, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.
 
 
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  • ‘Game of Thrones’ recap: The first puzzle piece in a murder mystery

    David Malitz
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    After last week’s masterpiece of tension and shock, it was to be expected that “Game of Thrones” would calm things down a bit. This was a transition episode that moved some plots forward incrementally but mostly served to set up the rest of the season. It’s impossible to check in with everyone in the realm in a single episode, but we zipped all over this week, maybe even a little too much. This episode focused on a series of important one-on-one encounters and reminded us of the pendulum that exists when determining whether a character is a hero or villain. Read full article…
  • From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies: A change in Obama White House

    Juliet Eilperin
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and fitness. Read full article >>
  • Seafood study: Up to 32 percent imported to U.S. is caught illegally

    Darryl Fears
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy. A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought into the United States found that some fish shouldn’t be on U.S. tables. Up to 32 percent of imported wild shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, tuna and other catch is poached, according to the study. Read full article >>
  • Hope resigns to reality: S. Koreans now just want their loved ones recovered from ferry

    Chico Harlan
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    JINDO, South Korea — Twenty parents of missing high school students gathered behind a television truck Sunday afternoon and talked about a subject that, for days, they hadn’t been willing to broach. “Realistically,” one parent told the group, “we need to acknowledge that we have no hope of finding our children alive.” Read full article >>
  • As ‘Meet the Press’ struggles in the ratings, plenty of questions for host David Gregory

    Paul Farhi
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory were a guest on his own show, he knows the kinds of questions he’d be asked. Why have your ratings been falling? Is the show in trouble? Is your job in trouble? Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    For the past few weeks, armed groups of pro-Russian men have been storming and seizing government buildings in towns across eastern Ukraine. Angered by the new pro-western Ukrainian government and emboldened by Russia's annexation of Crimea, these groups are demanding separation from Ukraine. Ukraine's new government has asked for western assistance, as it tries to recapture police stations, airbases, and other government properties -- without resorting to violence that may trigger a Russian response. Meanwhile, thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are deploying in eastern Ukraine, with even more…
  • South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday, off the coast of South Korea, a large passenger ferry named the Sewol sank in calm seas, while carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island. Officials currently confirm only 164 have been rescued, another four listed as killed, leaving approximately 300 passengers still missing. By nightfall, the Sewol had turned upside down, sinking nearly completely below the surface -- only a small part of its bow still visible. Reuters quoted one survivor as saying "The on-board announcement told people to stay put... people who stayed…
  • Scenes of Spring

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Temperatures in the northern hemisphere are finally warming, flowers are blooming, and the sunshine beckons us outside once again. On a nice spring day like today, I thought I'd share some recent colorful images of the season from Germany, Japan, Scotland, the United States, and more. [28 photos] Thousands of Bluebells bloom, carpeting a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Belgium, on April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
  • Fire Destroys 2,000 Houses in Valparaiso

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    In the port city of Valparaiso, Chile, a massive fire started late Saturday. Fueled by strong winds, flames swept across hilly residential areas, destroying more than 2,000 houses and killing at least 12. Firefighters battled the blaze throughout the weekend and are still extinguishing isolated hot spots. Today, some Valparaiso residents are being allowed to return to their homes to assess the damage, recover what they can, and plan their next steps. [32 photos] Embers are carried by high winds as a large forest fire reaches urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. Authorities say…
  • A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On Wednesday, on a hill in China's Chongqing municipality, 34-year-old beekeeper She Ping covered himself in 460,000 bees weighing 45.65kg (100 pounds) in a publicity stunt to promote his honey sales. The bee suit fell well short of the record 135 lbs claimed by India's Vipin Seth, according to Guinness. Ping claims he was stung about 20 times during the 40-minute stunt. [12 photos] She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them…
 
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  • Drone cam’s awesome footage of SpaceX launch & landing [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    We’re quickly learning there’s nothing like a drone for buzzing right into the heart of the action, and while we’ve featured footage of SpaceX’s experiments with reusable rockets that are able to both take off and land, this is the first time we get up close and personal one of these machines. According to Mashable: The importance of the successful test was highlighted by the fact that Musk interrupted his Twitter stream of updates on the Friday SpaceX launch bound for the International Space Station to direct everyone’s attention to the test footage. Again,…
  • Online video advertising: statistics and trends [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Wondering if it’s worth your company’s while to get in on the video advertising game? If the statistics and trends reported in this infographic from Go-Gulf.com are anything to go by, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”. Via Go-Gulf.com. Like infographics? So do we.
  • Music you didn’t know you needed: a heavy metal cover of Ricky Martin [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You didn’t know you needed this heavy metal cover of Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” but once you hear it you’ll feel a sense of completeness and satisfaction. Livin’ La Vida METAL. Full story at YouTube. More excellent music. Photo credit: Canva
  • Do women really need to wear bras? [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hippies, free swingers, and pervy men rejoice! Scientists ran a study asking a simple question: do women need bras? The study concluded that bras are basically useless, medically speaking. Take a look at this video, describing the study: Full story at DNews on YouTube. More interesting health studies. Photo credit: Canva
  • 5 incredible uses for saliva [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you been using your spit just to start duels? To express displeasure at a person or his or her turf? For spitting off the edge of the Titanic with a suicidal redhead? Well, stop wasting your saliva! That stuff is liquid gold. It’s got at least five amazing medical uses, like preventing infection in wounds and repairing tooth enamel. Full story at Lifehack. More interesting health facts. Photo credit: Canva
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    Radio Times

  • Understanding hemp as a legal crop with “Organic Cowboy,” Doug Fine

    Patty
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Doug Fine As the widely contested legalization of marijuana in the United States is increasingly making headlines, pot’s non-psychoactive cousin, hemp, became legal earlier this year. The Agricultural Act of 2014 allows for 13 states’ universities and state agricultural departments to study the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp, the first time in about 75 years. Our guest, author and former NPR contributor, DOUG FINE, has been an advocate of bringing back this ancient plant, and he comes in to talk to Marty about his latest book, “Hemp Bound: Dispatches from…
  • The legacy of toxic dumping in Toms River

    Patty
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Dan Fagin [From the Radio Times Archives] When chemical companies came to the New Jersey town of Toms River in the 1950s, the community saw good job prospects and a boom for the economy.  In fact, over the next few decades, Toms River thrived, becoming one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state.  But it came at a price. The chemical companies – namely Ciba-Geigy and Union Carbide – were dumping their waste into the river, burying it leaky drums or even pouring it straight into the ground.  When an unusually high incidence of cancer among children appeared in the…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Toy stories and product placements: a cautionary tale.

    Julian Murphet, Professor in Modern Film and Literature, Director of the Centre for Modernism Studies at UNSW Australia
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The Lego Movie (2014)—the world’s most expensive commercial? Hollywood’s idea of family entertainment these days largely consists in a kind of reassuring condescension. On the one hand, it must persuade us that its ‘means of production'—the truly staggering resources and technical expertise at its fingertips—are second to none in world history. No member of the family must be in doubt of these almighty powers of spectacle, which are also powers of investment and return. On the other, it must be equally clear that the material on display, whilst technically overwhelming, is…
  • The case for Capital, Volume One by Anthony Macris

    Jason Childs, PhD candidate in Communication at University of Technology, Sydney
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    If you had to argue for the merits of one Australian book, one piece of writing, what would it be? Welcome back to our occasional series in which our authors make the case for a work of their choosing. See the end of this article for information on how to get involved. With the fall of the Berlin Wall arose the idea, perhaps most famously espoused by political theorist Francis Fukuyama, that history had ended: that in supposedly achieving the worldwide hegemony of liberal democracy, provisioned by the free market, human society had reached its developmental telos, its final and perfect form.
  • Big Data and personalised pricing: consider yourself gamed

    Benjamin Shiller, Assistant Professor of Economics at Brandeis University
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Imagine yourself the CEO of a company that mainly sells one product. One of your goals is to maximise profits. You know you can charge a flat price, or modestly raise profits by using quantity discounts or by group pricing, for example with seniors discounts. But you feel frustrated. If you could somehow adjust prices to match your customers’ valuations, you could raise profits further. You suspect some consumers would be willing to pay much more for your product. Wouldn’t it be great if you could identify them and charge just those consumers a higher price? You also know some people…
  • Why India's universities can't keep up with the masses

    Pushkar P, Asst Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences/Pol Science at Birla Institute of Technology and Science
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
  • Taking stock of the opportunities and risks with landscape carbon

    Randall Donohue, Research scientist, Land and Water at CSIRO
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
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    The Big Picture

  • Week of observances

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) An Indian Sikh pilgrim parades on April 13 in Bobigny, near Paris, during celebrations for Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh community) by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty…
  • Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. --Lloyd Young (20 photos total) Meaghan Melly, center, was not able to finish the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, she plans to run and finish it next week with her father. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)
  • Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Stewart Cink of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)
  • Survival in the Amazon

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and more incursions on their territory from uncontacted tribes, defined by Survival International as groups who have no peaceful contact with mainstream society. The "Bravos," or "Braves," as uncontacted Indians are called in the region, carry out raids on other villages, putting the communities along the Envira River on permanent alert. Leaders of the Ashaninka tribe have…
  • The Rwandan Genocide: 20 years later

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where at least 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus - died at the hands of Hutu extremists. As survivors of the genocide recounted their memories of the killings and of survival, several people were overcome with grief, screaming and crying uncontrollably with medical staff helping to carry them out and to provide counseling. Official mourning, which began three months ago with a flame of remembrance touring towns and villages across the nation, culminated Monday with the arrival of the torch at the national…
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Rethinking Spring Cleaning

    J. Bryan Lowder
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    In New York, you know it’s finally spring when the light changes. There’s usually a morning when I wake up acutely aware of the shift outside my window: The glint off the still-salty sidewalks is more vibrant, the tiny starbursts snuggled in the dints and dings of the glossy black fire escape a little more dazzling. Then, just as you are smiling at the first bird to visit your sill in months, you notice that the light has brought with it another gift—illumination of the fact that your windows are as filthy as sin.
  • Cuts and Shutdowns Are Hurting Science

    Rachael Jolley
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    On Oct. 1 last year, the U.S. federal government shut its doors after Congress failed to pass a budget. For 16 days, around 800,000 government employees twiddled their thumbs. Many of them were scientists.
  • The Longform Guide to Cuba

    Max Linsky
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    There was a lot of attention this week on Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba, with features in both Los Angeles and ESPN the Magazine. Both pieces were great, and they got us thinking about other stories about Cuba in our archive, particularly those about journeys. Here are some of our favorites: The Yankee Comandante David Grann • The New Yorker • May 2012 The story of William Morgan: American, wanderer, Cuban revolutionary. For a moment, he was obscured by the Havana night. It was as if he were invisible, as he had been before coming to Cuba, in the midst of revolution. Then a burst of…
  • High Maintenance

    Dana Stevens
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Web series High Maintenance, about which I’d been hearing good things at a low rumble for the past couple of months, had a few hurdles to clear before it could reach whatever stratum of my media awareness separates “oh, I should catch up with that” from “must watch right now.” First of all, there was the matter of the show ostensibly being a weed comedy, which, given the premise—a bicycling pot-delivery guy interacts with clients of various stripes on his rounds through New York City—it seemed like it had to be. Though there are always exceptions to the rule—Gregg…
  • British Airways Is Going Back to the Future

    Jim Festante
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    In an attempt to combat rising fuel prices, British Airways is channeling their inner Doc Brown. The airline's new project, know as GreenSky, will convert garbage and waste into jet fuel. Sound familiar? It should. It's basically the Mr. Fusion device last seen rigged up to the engine of a certain time traveling DeLorean. Marty McFly would approve.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

    ProPublica
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Starting yesterday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China’s Twitter,” on NASDAQ. The company’s regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo’s censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year. Weibo, like all Internet publishers and providers in China, is prohibited from letting their users display content that is obscene, fraudulent, defamatory or otherwise illegal under Chinese laws. The content prohibitions also forbid material that “impairs the national dignity of China,” “is…
  • Share Your Six Words on Race and Education in America

    ProPublica
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Amanda Zamora , Christie Thompson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Segregation Now Intro Full Text DONATE MORE Timeline Saving Central Map Editor's Note Segregation Now Six Words More Timeline Saving Central Map Editor's Note DONATE Share Your Six Words on Race and Education Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal,” ProPublica and the Race Card Project want to know what you think about the state of race and education in America. Tell us what you think in six words — make your card. Make Yours > ALL CENTRAL NORTHRIDGE About This Project Last fall,…
  • Segregation Now

    ProPublica
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones This story is not subject to our Creative Commons license. Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last fall, Dent’s oldest granddaughter, D’Leisha, was vying for homecoming queen, and he knew she’d be poking up through the sunroof of her mother’s car, hand cupped in a beauty-pageant wave, looking for him. So, at about 4:30 in the afternoon on October 18, Dent, age 64, made his way off the porch and to the…
  • Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools

    ProPublica
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones Segregation Now Intro James Melissa D'Leisha Full Text DONATE MORE Six Words Timeline Saving Central Map Editor's Note Segregation Now By Chapter: James Melissa D'Leisha Full Text More Six Words Timeline Saving Central Map Editor's Note DONATE BEGIN 60 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that ‘separate but equal' had no place in American schools. "Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments…" "…It is the very foundation of good citizenship." — Brown v. Board, 1954 The ruling spurred years of PROTESTS…
  • Video: Saving Central

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    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • Help us Korea, Often data, Attach the

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
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  • Shanghai Night life

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Champagne Shower & Super CarNightlife in Shanghai Maybe is very different from other country.No a little ppl,but so many ppl they will book a table and buy50 bottles champagne for drink only one night.And White ppl almost all free drink in club.
  • Boys and Girls Club Impacts Kids of La Crosse

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Staff members and volunteers at Terry Erickson Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse came together last week to attend field trips and various activities during elementary age kids’ spring break. Staff members and volunteers at Boys & Girls Clubs of La Crosse focus every day on turning the lives of kids who attend in the right direction by being a positive influence and creating a sense of belonging for them. The clubs after school program provides kids who may not have the option of going home right after school a fun and safe place to be.The Boys & Girls Club describes their mission as…
  • Earthquake: M 5.0 - Mexico, 7 mi ESE of Petatlan

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
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  • Cold War Tit-for-Tat 2.0

    Mark Thompson
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Last week, Moscow canceled a scheduled U.S. surveillance flight over Russia, apparently to keep prying U.S. eyes from scouting out Moscow’s forces huddling along its border with Ukraine. MoreU.S. Special Ops Planning for Action in Globe’s ‘Dark Areas’Men Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGame of Thrones Recap: The Ends Justify the Mean (Spoilers) PeopleLIVE: Rockets host Blazers for Game 1 Sports IllustratedThis week,…
  • Why There Is No Lime Industry in America Anymore

    Katy Steinmetz
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Across the country, ice waters are being served without their usual lime wheels, while lime wedges on gin cocktails are getting thin—if they’re still there at all. Bad weather, disease and crime have been ravaging Mexico’s lime crop, and because America depends almost exclusively on Mexico for its limes, U.S. prices are skyrocketing. MoreYour Grilling Season Budget Just Went Up in SmokeChavez Biopic Shown To 1,000 Calif. Farm WorkersMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A…
  • RECAP: Game of Thrones Watch: History Lessons

    Eric Dodds
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Caution: Spoilers ahead. MoreVIDEO: Lindsay Lohan Confirms Her Sex List is RealRECAP: Parenthood Season Finale: The Tomato in the RoomMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGame of Thrones Recap: The Ends Justify the Mean (Spoilers) People“I will not become a page in someone else’s history book.” Popular Among Subscribers Barbara Brown Taylor Faces the Darkness Subscribe Shinzo Abe: The PatriotRock With Michael Jackson (Again)Game of Thrones has…
  • Prizefighter Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76

    alexishauk
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. MoreRubin Carter, Wrongly Imprisoned and Later FreedBoxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76Men Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGame of Thrones Recap: The Ends Justify the Mean (Spoilers) PeopleFor 19 long years, the prizefighter was…
  • Transcript Reveals Confusion Over Ferry Evacuation

    alexishauk
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. MoreRescuers Battle Elements in Search for Ferry MissingAuthorities Arrest Captain of Capsized FerryMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGame of Thrones Recap: The Ends Justify the…
 
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    Latest news, sport and comment from the Guardian | The Guardian

  • Hoop dreams: how basketball helps Filipinos bounce back in pictures

    Guardian Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines. In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, which left more than 6,000 dead and many more homeless, basketball hoops were some of the first things to be repaired and rebuilt amongst the rubble. Here Chris McGrath from Getty Images gives an insight into the country's passion for the game. Continue reading...
  • Sydney gives duke and duchess the royal treatment in pictures

    Mike Bowers
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Photographer Mike Bowers spent three days seeing Sydney's sights with Prince William, Kate and baby George Continue reading...
  • The Cannabis Cup: enjoying the high life in Denver in pictures

    Guardian Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Thousands of people have attended the fourth Cannabis Cup festival, held in Denver this weekend to mark Colorado's decision in January to legalise the drug for recreational use. Among the attractions are discussions about the best way to make marijuana-infested food and growing your own plants. There is also a competition to choose the best strain of cannabis. Continue reading...
  • Skin cancer alert issued as number of cases soars

    Press Association
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    More than 13,000 people are now developing malignant melanoma each year, Cancer Research UK figures revealRates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show.More than 13,000 people are now developing the disease each year compared with about 1,800 in 1975. Incidence rate has shot up from just over three per 100,000 of the population 40 years ago to about 17 per 100,000. Continue reading...
  • Weapons company among Queen's award winners

    Terry Macalister
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    MDMA obtains innovation award while 3D animation games designer and food group also among winnersA weapons company that has developed an air-launched missile suitable for firing in urban environments, a food group which has encouraged the consumption of beetroot and a 3D animation games designer are among the diverse range of businesses to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise on Monday.More than 160 firms overall have received the prestigious prizes this year in three categories of international trade, sustainable development plus innovation, according to the Department for Business,…
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • The Lost Children of Cebu

    Saskia De Rothschild
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    From Der Spiegel- Cybersex is a big business in a city on the Filipino island of Cebu. To escape poverty, parents force their children to strip in front of webcams. City officials are fighting back in an attempt to prevent sexual exploitation from destroying a generation. Carsten Stormer/ Zeitenspiegel/ DER SPIEGELA young girl holding a tablet computer near Cordova, Philippines, demonstrates to the reporter how she chats online with a “friend.” A study by a French non-profit organization estimates that tens of thousands of children in the country between the ages of 7 and 17 are…
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

    Saskia De Rothschild
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    From the New York Times- Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. His death was confirmed by Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers –…
  • We Will Live Again

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    WE WILL LIVE AGAIN looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger who, in his nineties and long retired from running the facility, still self-publishes books on cryonics, awaiting the end of his life and eagerly anticipating the next.
  • Allowing Another Rwanda

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    From the International New York Times- Shortly after a mob looted his Bangui neighborhood and killed a Muslim man in broad daylight in December, Khaled Dea Oumar joined other young Muslims in the street. Exasperated at what he saw as a lack of protection from French and African Union forces supposed to be keeping the peace in the Central African Republic capital, he ran up to a group of African Union soldiers who had arrived on the scene too late. “We tell you to come, and you don’t come,” he shouted. “What are you doing?” James Nachtwey Rwanda, 1994- Survivor of Hutu death camp As…
  • Using Ukraine to Cook the Planet

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    From The Guardian- The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the U.S. Congress that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin’s fossil fuels and enhancing U.S. national security. According to Cory Gardner, the Republican Congressman from Colorado who introduced the bill in the House of Representatives, “Opposing this legislation is…
 
 
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    Global Voices » Weblog

  • Syrian Dad Appeals to British Foreign Office to Reunite Him with His Son

    Amira Al Hussaini
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Syrian father Wael Zain claims his British son, aged five, is stranded in Syria and that the British Foreign Office is not helping reunite them. Photograph shared on Twitter. Wael Zain, a Syrian living and working in London, has turned to Twitter to draw attention to the plight of his five-year-old son, Maudh, who holds a British nationality, and who has been stranded in Syria for three years. In a series of tweets, Zain explains that his son, whom he claims was recently shot at, is with his mother in a village in Deraa, and needs medical attention. He also claims that the British Foreign…
  • Farewell to Puerto Rican Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano

    Kelley Johnson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    A photo of Cheo Feliciano being widely shared on social media. Taken from Facebook page 32 x Oscar. (Links below are in English, otherwise noted as [sp] for Spanish) In the early morning hours of Thursday April 17th, 2014, Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and producer, José Luis Feliciano Vega, better known as Cheo Feliciano, died in an automobile accident. He was 78 years old.  As a singer, Cheo Feliciano was one of the most important exponents of salsa and bolero music. His artistic trajectory includes working with Joe Cuba, Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, Eddie…
  • Syria: “Two Years Later, We are All So Terribly Wrong”

    Amira Al Hussaini
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    In a must-read post on Facebook, Syrian Hiba Diewati reflects on the situation in her country, on the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution. She recalls the early days of the revolution, including her own imprisonment for four days for protesting against the regime: I would have loved to share something lighthearted today. Two years ago we stepped out into the Damascene sun and I started heating up in my San Francisco sweatshirt; I then realized how cold it had been those few days underground. Two years ago, we thought a four-day prison sentence was nothing if but a celebration. And it…
  • Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

    Mong Palatino
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:34 am
    A jeepney in Pangasinan province. Flickr photo by Brandon Keim (CC License)The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. But aside from being the most popular mode of public transportation, the jeepney has come to symbolize the Filipino spirit. The jeepney is an indirect American legacy. After World War II, military surplus jeeps were left behind by the Americans and these were converted by Filipinos into public transport vehicles: When American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of World War II, hundreds of surplus jeeps were…
  • How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

    I-fan Lin
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    “Let the morning sun lit up democracy. A new day will come.” A T-shirt from the March 30 protest. Photo by Facebook user Wayne Huang. CC BY-NC 2.0 Throughout the three-week occupation of Taiwan's legislative building by protesters angry over a secretly negotiated trade deal with China, citizen media played an important role in keeping the public informed. Members of the Sunflower Movement set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest and the Cross-Strait Service and Trade Agreement (CSSTA), whose passage by the legislature in mid-March without a…
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    Environmental News Network

  • The Atlantic Cup looks to raise awareness on Rhode Island’s increasingly polluted shorelines

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, now entering its fourth year as the United States premiere class 40 yacht race, continues to lead the way in clean sailing and increasing ecologically awareness in the sailing community. In 2012, the Atlantic Cup became the first carbon-neutral sailing race in the country by offsetting an estimated 23,030 pounds (10.45 metric tons) of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Last year, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing and Green Mountain Energy Company, the Atlantic Cup was chosen as the first event to meet all the requirements to earn Sailors…
  • Ski areas rejoice!

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    The U.S. Forest Service finalized policy guidelines that will open opportunities for ski areas to promote year-round recreation activities that are natural resource-based and that will create additional jobs for communities with ski areas on the National Forests. "The new directives will help usher in a wider spectrum of developed recreation opportunities that will encourage more people to enjoy the national forests," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "This change will allow ski areas to offer expanded recreation choices that will benefit local communities and recreationists." The…
  • US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Climate change is making the news for a number of reasons, including Showtime’s new series called "Years of Living Dangerously." The rise in greenhouse gas emissions is responsible for climate change, and the majority of scientists agree that most of the increase is caused by human activity. That said, there is a bit of good news when it comes to U.S. GHG emissions. The Los Angeles Times reports that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012. The report is based on the EPA's recently released inventory, which cites "multiple factors" for the decrease in…
  • Greenland was green

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Greenland the second largest body of ice on Earth was actually green at one point in history. Researchers, including a scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have unearthed cryogenically frozen ancient dirt previously buried under nearly two miles of ice.
  • Saving money with wasted heat

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. Now Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity. This outstanding property could be exploited in solid-state thermoelectric devices in a variety of industries, with potentially enormous energy savings.
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Benzinga's Weekend M&A Chatter

    Charles Gross
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday April 18 through Sunday April 20, 2014. Report Pfizer Discussed $100B AstraZeneca Acquisition The Rumor:The UK's Sunday Times reported New York-based Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) had reportedly had talks with the UK's Astra Zeneca (NYSE:
  • Earnings Expectations For The Week Of April 21: Apple, Facebook, GM And More

    Nelson Hem
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    The earnings crunch is underway.
  • Sears And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    Nelson Hem
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Both Sears Holdings and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores have seen insider buying lately. So have Aircastle and Opko Health, which frequently see insiders scooping up shares. Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but conventional wisdom says that insiders really only buy shares of a company for one reason -- they believe the stock price will rise and they want to profit from it.
  • LEDs Seen In More Industries As A Cost-Efficient, Durable Lighting Alternative

    Bruce Kennedy
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are often touted as a new technology; but in truth they've been around for a half-century or more.
  • Sunday Times Reports Pfizer Considering $100B Offer for AstraZeneca

    Charles Gross
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    New York-based Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has reportedly approached UK's Astra Zeneca (NYSE: AZN) about a potential takeover deal, according to sources reported by the UK Sunday Times.
 
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    WND

  • NYC's worst high school: Hundreds of empty seats

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    (NYPOST) — They don’t want no education — especially if it’s at August Martin HS in Queens. The troubled Springfield Gardens school is the least popular in the entire city, Department of Education statistics show. Under New York’s open-enrollment system, all middle-schoolers apply to attend the high school of their choice. For academic powerhouses like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, the number of students who want to get in far exceeds the number of seats.
  • Millions head to Rome for canonizations

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    (NYPOST) — Easter services today are expected to kick off a record-breaking week at the Vatican. Two beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are to be canonized at the Vatican next Sunday by Pope Francis. There will be services all week, which could draw the most pilgrims ever to the Catholic capital.
  • Life ain't pretty

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    20 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
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  • Ben Carson’s inspiring manifesto – $4.95 today only!

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson became a household name for “speaking truth to power” when he delivered the keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last year and, with President Obama sitting just a few feet away, proceeded to brilliantly annihilate the Obama administration’s deficit spending, health-care takeover and more. Carson, whom many are urging to run for president in 2016, has written a brilliant and important book, and today only, WND readers can get their own copy of “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great” for only $4.95 –…
  • 'This is the best Passover gift'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    He’s gone into a mosque in Haifa taking the message of Jesus to Muslims. He’s spent hours in Tel Aviv preaching to Jews in Israel that Jesus is the true savior. Now, continuing to share the message of “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah,” Zev Porat went to the Western Wall just prior to Passover and used Carl Gallups’ recent book to share with an Orthodox Jew the salvation of Jesus. All in the shadow of one of the most sacred sites in all of Judaism. Porat, who works with the Messiah of Israel Ministries to tell Jews about the Messiah Jesus, has been using the stunning…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Saudi Arabia must immediately release human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation. April 16, 2014 Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation, said Amnesty International.Waleed Abu al-Khair was detained in connection with his human rights…
  • Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association. April 16, 2014 Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.The former nuclear technician served an 18-year-prison…
  • Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link. April 14, 2014 The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.On 23 March, a day before the last hearing in this case, two amendments were made to Libya’s Code of Criminal Procedure to allow hearings via video link.read more
  • Viet Nam: Prisoners of conscience released but dozens remain jailed

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions. April 14, 2014 The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today.Nguyen Tien Trung, Vi Duc Hoi and Cu Huy Ha Vu have all been released over the past week.read more
  • Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in the country’s overall human rights record, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.  April 11, 2014  Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in the country’s overall human rights record, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. read more
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    Fast Company

  • Airbnb Reportedly Closes New Round Of Funding Valuing It At $10 Billion

    Alice Truong
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    However, it's still unclear what the total amount raised is. Reports suggest it's between $450 million and $500 million.As widely speculated, Airbnb has reportedly closed a new round of fundraising that values the company at $10 billion.Read Full Story
  • Criminals Are Using Drones To Find And Rob Marijuana Farms

    Alice Truong
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The drones are equipped with infrared cameras to spot the lights used in grow operations.Borrowing a tactic from the police, some criminals in the U.K. are using drones equipped with infrared cameras to steal or extort from marijuana grow operations.Read Full Story
  • New Laser Communication System Could Speed Up Communication Between Astronauts And Earthlings, Thanks To SpaceX and NASA

    Neal Ungerleider
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    If a new SpaceX and NASA pilot program succeeds, astronauts will communicate with Mission Control via lasers... and the results could change how the Internet works.This afternoon, beneath a cloudy sky in Cape Canaveral, a rocket is scheduled to launch with some unusual cargo: a laser communications system for astronauts, the space equivalent of upgrading from dial-up to DSL. NASA's optical laser communications (known as opticom) technology could make it much easier for the International Space Station to share data with Mission Control-and it could change the way our own earthly Internet works…
  • Nest Expects To Make More From Its Data Than Selling Thermostats

    Alice Truong
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    A thermostat is a one-time purchase for consumers, but Nest can continue to make money off partnerships with utility companies.Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion earlier this year, but it turns out the company's most valuable asset isn't its hardware, but rather its data.Read Full Story
  • Food Delivery App Eat24 Sponsors Its Own Strains Of Weed

    Evie Nagy
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    The food delivery app partners with San Francisco dispensary the Vapor Room to name 10 flavors of pot in honor of 4/20.As weed legalization spreads, there's a new story almost every day on the evolution of the business of marijuana. Now, enterprising brands are getting in the pot partnership game--in honor of 4/20, food delivery app Eat24 now has 10 branded strains at the Vapor Room, a San Francisco delivery-based medical marijuana dispensary. The flavors on the Vapor Room's menu range from Eat24 Silver Sour Chicken to Eat24 Blackberry Ice Cream Kush.Read Full Story
 
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    News

  • Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    NPR's Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.» E-Mail This
  • Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.» E-Mail This
  • A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.» E-Mail This
  • California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.» E-Mail This
  • In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.» E-Mail This
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    United Nations Radio

  • Best-selling author calls for global support for Syrian refugees in Iraq

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Khaled Hosseini talks to Payman, an aspiring young Syrian writer. The Best-selling author, Khaled Hosseini has called for more global support for Syrian refugees living in Iraq. Mr Hosseini, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is also is a former refugee from Afghanistan. He visited two camps in northern Iraq which are home to around 20,000 Syrians. Like millions of their compatriots, they have been forcibly displaced by the ongoing civil war in Syria. The author who wrote "The Kite Runner" talked to refugees, including Payman, an aspiring young writer. Warda Al…
  • Victims of domestic violence need employment to restart their lives

    Sandra Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    At the Liria women’s shelter in Gjilan/Gnjilane, Igballe Hajdari (right), a clothing designer who trains and employs domestic violence survivors, is showing her employees’ latest creations to the shelter’s founder, Nazife Jonuzi (left). UNMIK@PHOTO A shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kosovo is trying to connect women with sustainable employment so they can restart their lives. The Liria shelter, in the town of Gjilan, looks after survivors whose circumstances are often tragic. Violence against women in Kosovo is a widespread problem, with forty-eight per cent of…
  • Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

    Daniel Dickinson
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Displaced girl from South Sudan – UNMISS. Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation. The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels. The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes. Mabingue Ngom, a senior director at the UN Population Fund, UNFPA,  recently visited Minkaman camp for displaced people, 250 miles north-west of the capital, Juba, where he met some of the 100,000 people sheltering there. "When I see these young girls…
  • "Unimaginable" situation for women in South Sudan

    Daniel Dickinson
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Young girls in the South Sudan. Photo: UNESCO/BRAC The situation of mothers and young girls in South Sudan has been described as "unimaginable" by the UN Population Fund, UNFPA. The agency says it needs an additional $14 million to provide emergency maternal assistance to pregnant mothers in the country. The Director of the UNFPA programme division in New York, Mabingue Ngom said the money was required for an immediate response to the ongoing crisis there. Mr Ngom recently visited Minkaman camp, a site 250 miles north-west of the capital, Juba. Most of the 100,000 people sheltering in the…
  • UN Daily News 18 April 2014

    Sandra Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • The Key to Finding True Love & The Family of Your Dreams

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Key to Finding True Love & The Family of Your Dreams Whether you’re single and feeling a deep desire to start a family OR in a relationship you want to feel solid in before welcoming children, this session will give you the answer to what it takes to find and keep true love. The key that Kavita is going to reveal (it’s not anything you’ve heard before!) will open you up to the true potential you have to create the family you’ve always wanted. Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:00:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, UCLA Sproul Commons Conference Center, Fertility Planit Program and…
  • Adapting to Missed Conceptions on Your Parenthood Journey

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Adapting to Missed Conceptions on Your Parenthood Journey Most young women think pregnancy will happen – sometimes even before they want it. Little thought is given to "infertility" until conception and holding a baby become seemingly impossible. Learn how these women had to adapt to having a child – just not the way they thought it would be. Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, UCLA Sproul Commons Conference Center, Fertility Planit Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/04/04/Adapting_to_Missed_Conceptions_on_Your_Parenthood_Journey
  • Male Infertility 101: How to Cope with Male Factor Issues

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Male Infertility 101: How to Cope with Male Factor Issues Dr. Philip Werthman, one of America's foremost experts in male fertility, shines the spotlight on an imminent danger to men's reproductive health today: Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Join Dr. Werthman and his distinguished guests, Harley Pasternak, a Celebrity Fitness Trainer,Nutritionist and New York Times Best Selling Author and Lee Reherman, a Producer, Host and Actor whose resume includes a starring role on The American Gladiators as The Hawk, for this in depth look at the alarming trend in testosterone replacement therapy,…
  • Generation Cryo: Children Through Surrogacy

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Generation Cryo: Children Through Surrogacy An open discussion with children born via surrogacy about their unique beginnings.  We will also discuss their opinions on negative media regarding surrogacy and surrogate mothers such as in the documentary "Breeders." Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, UCLA Sproul Commons Conference Center, Fertility Planit Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/04/04/Generation_Cryo_Children_Through_Surrogacy
  • Restoring Health to Optimize Fertility

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Restoring Health to Optimize Fertility How the integration of assisted reproductive techniques and Classical Chinese medicine provide a complete and complementary approach to your reproductive health. Please join Dr. Jeffrey Nelson and Andrea Thorpe L.Ac to learn how effective this integration can be. Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0700 Location: Los Angeles, California, UCLA Sproul Commons Conference Center, Fertility Planit Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/04/04/Restoring_Health_to_Optimize_Fertility
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • The sexual politics of Game of Thrones just got enormously worse

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Usually, I really like it when Game of Thrones changes on its way from the page to the screen. George R.R. Martin's books are immersive and sprawling, and the TV series is admirably tighter and more narrative-driven. Both are totally successful in their distinct own ways.Several of my favorite scenes are totally original to the HBO series: Robert and Cersei's sad detente about the state of their marriage, Catelyn's dark confession to Robb's wife Talisa, or the tense mini-arc in which Arya served as cupbearer to Tywin Lannister. There have been some minor missteps along the way — but…
  • What to watch as the 2014 midterm campaigns gear up

    Taegan Goddard
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    This past week on Political Wire's podcast, we spoke to Democratic Pollster of the Year Anna Greenberg, of the Democratic-aligned firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, about social media's influence on public opinion and the important issues and political dynamics at play in the 2014 midterms.Here are five takeaways from the conversation:1. Public opinion doesn't only mean phone surveys anymore; social media qualifies, too. Greenberg drew an analogy between the expression of political opinions on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook today and the forwarding of emails from…
  • TNT's NBA analysts honored Craig Sager by donning ugly, mismatched suits

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    TNT's colorful hoops analyst Craig Sager, who is perhaps known best for his outrageous attire, will miss the 2014 NBA playoffs to undergo treatment for leukemia. So in Sager's honor, the TNT studio crew on Sunday put on their worst suits for a perfect, touching tribute:Ernie Johnson's striped socks may be the best touch of all.Get well, Craig. You, your suits, and your hilarious interactions with Kevin Garnett, are dearly missed. More
  • George Saunders' 6 favorite books

    By The Week Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner, $14). Before Hemingway was a famously macho world icon, he was a magnificent 20-something prose prodigy. He does more poetic work with two- to three-sentence clusters than any writer I know. I teach Indian Camp as an example of constant, meaningful escalation.The Complete Works of Isaac Babel (Norton, $25). Babel was as laconic as Hemingway, but more lyrical. I don't know a writer who has expressed the essential strangeness of childhood better: real as a dusty couch, yet full of mythic beauty. In the Basement is the funniest, most uncomfortable…
  • Watch a tiny puppy squirm in Curtis Granderson's baseball mitt

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Baseball is great. Puppies are great. Put the two together and you get this:That's the New York Mets' Curtis Granderson cradling a pooch in his glove during the team's Bark in the Park event Saturday. The promotional event, which benefits the North Shore Animal League America, allows fans and their dogs to sit in designated seats to catch the game. It's an adorable, if risky, plan. Can you really expect dozens of dogs to sit still and quiet — and to not, ahem, mark their territory — for an entire three-plus hour game?There were no reports of dogs leaping onto the field Saturday...
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • INGRATITUDE IS THE DEADLIEST SIN

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    The Big Question: for Ann Wroe, the wintriest sin is the one that chills the heart  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 Some sins have no season. We are as likely to be angry in November as to lose our rag in March; as prone to envy the man with the Porsche, the tan and the blonde on his arm in April as in June. There is, though, something autumnal about greed, apple-cheeked and wheat-crowned, purpled knee-high in grapes; something summery in sloth, as the hammock creaks in the fly-drowsy heat; and more than a tickle of spring in lust, as birds pair and the sap rises. Among these,…
  • LUST IS THE DEADLIEST SIN

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:54 pm
    The Big Question: Robert Guest warns that lust is only ever satiated temporarily From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 Lust is the deadliest sin. Not lust for sex; lust for power. The desire to dominate our fellow human beings is innate. You see it among young children. Three-year-olds boss around their younger siblings, shoving them, grabbing their toys, ordering them to act as the pet dog or Egyptian slave in a game of make-believe. Some adults are just as bad, though usually more subtle. Some bosses force interns to run personal errands for them, just because they can. Some…
  • SLOTH IS THE DEADLIEST SIN

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    The Big Question: Camila Batmanghelidjh believes that sloth—the sin of not caring—leads to the neglect and abuse of countless children  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 We all suffer from moments of duvet apathy, when we can’t get it together to lift ourselves out of bed. In small doses sloth is survivable. But on a national scale it can be lethal. Perhaps the contemporary word for sloth would be “complacency”: the condition in which we don’t aspire to greater things. I’m not talking about material enhancement, rather an inner lack of ambition or responsibility…
  • GLUTTONY IS THE DEADLIEST SIN

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    The Big Question: Aminatta Forna argues that the modern world's greatest shame is our immense gluttony From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 For me, gluttony trumps sloth. In the hotel where I’m staying I am lured from my bed by the thought of Arbroath smokies for breakfast. By the time breakfast is over, I will have begun to plan dinner. I run to keep my weight in checkin other words, I run to eat. More than a fifth of British and American adults are obese, but gym membership stays high. We get fat or we work the fat off. But we can’t seem to stop eating. I have written often…
  • GREED IS THE DEADLIEST SIN

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Big Question: for Jesse Norman, the Conservative politician, desiring more than you need is the most corrupting force From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 In the year 2000 the great bull run on American stocks and shares juddered to a halt. Three years later, markets were still in the doldrums. Yet Richard Grasso, the CEO of the New York Stock Exchangea non-profit companywas awarded a “golden parachute” of $187.5m. After endless legal suits and counter-suits, he kept the money on a legal technicality. He is a modern archetype of the sin of greed. Greed is the desire to have…
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    The Best Defense

  • The future of war (25): You better be ready to fight like it's a pre-electronic age

    Thomas E. Ricks
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    By Capt. Jesse Sloman, USMCR Best Defense future of war entry The best way to predict the future of warfare is to look to its past. Major battles in the 21st century will be confusing and disorganized affairs more similar to the clashes of a pre-digital age than the ‘network-centric' combat we've become accustomed to. A new generation of offensive technology targeting the electromagnetic spectrum -- systems such as cyberweapons, electronic jammers, anti-satellite missiles, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) munitions -- will deprive militaries of the sensor and communications links they rely…
  • Tom's helpful suggestion of the day: Why doesn't the Army offer to fund the A-10?

    Thomas E. Ricks
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    I sympathize with the Army's belief that the A-10 is about the most helpful Air Force plane that now exists. A nice political move would be for the Army to put its money where its mouth is and offer to fund the A-10 for the Air Force. I mean, just write the check. As a friend says, combine it with photos of Air Force golf courses and fancy new headquarters buildings. My campaign motto: "Take the cash, keep the CAS!"
  • Rebecca's War Dog of the Week: Leska's Visit to the Dentist

    Thomas E. Ricks
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Maintaining a military working dog's health is crucial and handlers are given extensive training on how to care for their dogs -- from grooming them to administering emergency care in a combat scenario. They learn to read their dogs for signs of pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal issues, spider bites, and dental problems. An MWD that has a broken tooth or teeth that are worn down from age will not only be in some degree of pain (which could impede their eating and appetite) but won't be able to bite with full capacity. In the photo…
  • The New York Times op-ed page owes our vets a large and immediate apology

    Thomas E. Ricks
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    By Jesse Sloman Best Defense guest columnist Kathleen Belew's New York Times op-ed "Veterans and White Supremacy" has generated a fierce response for its attempt to connect military service with membership in white supremacist groups. I hope that Dr. Belew and the Times editorial staff don't dismiss the palpable anger they've prompted in the veteran community as a knee-jerk reaction to an unflattering portrayal. Instead, alongside a sense of collective outrage at being subjected to tired and ill-informed stereotyping, most of the criticism I've read has been sober, thoughtful,…
  • Cui bono? A perspective on our wars

    Thomas E. Ricks
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    By Capt. John Byron, USN (Ret.) Best Defense senior peacenik Below are tallied sound numbers from multiple sources showing the basic cost of our two wars in dollars and human lives: Iraq U.S. Military Deaths/Wounded in Action: 4,488/32,223 U.S. Contractors Deaths/Wounded in Action: 3,418/17,105 Coalition Military Deaths/Wounded in Action: 318/842 Iraqi Military & Police Deaths/Wounded in Action: 10,819/30,375 Civilians Killed Directly: 136,000 Displaced Civilians: 2,800,000 Dollar Cost: $816 billion Afghanistan U.S. Military Deaths/Wounded in Action: 2,168/18,255 U.S. Contractors…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 4/20

    CBS Radio News
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses security at this year's Boston Marathon. Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan discusses religion and politics in America. Plus, a panel discussion with The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, The Washington Post's David Ignatius, Time's Michael Duffy and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 4/13

    CBS Radio News
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn on the impact of HHS Secretary Sebelius' resignation and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings discusses what's next for Obamacare. Plus, a discussion on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act and what's ahead for civil rights in America. Finally, a panel featuring The New York Times' Peter Baker, New York Magazine's Frank Rich, Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and The Washington Post's Michael Gerson.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 4/6

    CBS Radio News
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, correspondent Seth Doane and Aviation Analyst Mark Rosenker on what could be a big development in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet in the Indian Ocean. Plus, Texas Representative Michael McCaul discusses the Fort Hood shooting and White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says the over-7 million enrollees in Obamacare is a good thing but there is more work to do. Finally, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Climate Central's Heidi Cullen discuss "Years of Living Dangerously," a new documentary series taking a look at how climate change is…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 3/30

    CBS Radio News
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    On CBS' Face the Nation, Former NSA Director General Michael Hayden and Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell unpack the president's NSA overhaul proposals.Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., vows to "exhaust every possible avenue" in the search for survivors of the mudslide in his state. John Blackstone reports on the latest rescue efforts after a mudslide devastated parts of Washington state. NCAA President Mark Emmert says other college athletics programs would be "deeply threatened" if football and basketball student athletes were permitted to unionize. Holly Willams and U.S. Navy Commander…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 3/23

    CBS Radio News
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Holly Williams reports from Australia on the latest developments in the international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet and Captain Chesley Sullenberger discusses the search for the missing airliner. David Gallo of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution describes the feats of technology required to search deep underwater. Finally, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offers his take on the crisis in Ukraine and America's relationship with Russia.
 
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    chidi opara reports

  • News Release: In Memory Of Late Madam Agathe Uwilingiyimana(Part Four)

    PublicInformationProjects
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
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  • Poem: Resurrection Resonates

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    19 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
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  • News Release: It Is Dangerous To Politicize National Security Matters

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    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Speech: Pope’s 2014 Chrism Mass Homily

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    18 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
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  • Photonews: Pope Francis Washes Patients' Feet

    PublicInformationProjects
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    Pope imitates Jesus, washes the feet of 12 patients at a long-term care facility. Photo Credit: The Vatican
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • When To Say NO To An Investor

    Alexandra Anghel
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alexandra Anghel offers advice on when it's the right decision to say no to an investor.We have all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is to raise money, especially in Europe. Investors are used to saying no a lot and most of the time they have a valid reason for doing so. Not the right market, not the right product, not the right team.  So what do you do when you (finally!) get one of them to say yes? Do you analyze if they are the right match for your startup or if you have good chemistry? And when you get your hands on one of those coveted term sheets and it’s not…
  • The Art of Successful Negotiation

    Adriana Galue
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Adriana Galue considers the strategies and tactics involved in negotiation and the idea that adversarialism may not always be helpful when negotiating in business. Growing up in Latin America (LATAM), I was raised within  the framework that negotiating always involved adversarialism. Still today, when we talk about  “negotiating a good deal” in  LATAM, we think of a winner and a loser.Recently, while attending the Boulder, CO conference Startup Phenomenon, I had the great opportunity to expand my current perspective of what it means to successfully negotiate. During her…
  • Rormix Secures Funding From The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

    Emma Owens
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel network.read more
  • Lessons From A Scarecrow

    Bev James
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bev James considers how a countryside bike ride inspired her to think about the importance of innovation in business and how to deal with change effectively.  When I want to relax and unwind there is nothing I enjoy more than getting my bike out and going for long rides in the countryside around my home. As well as keeping me fit and healthy I find that regular exercise in the open air is a great way to clear my mind. read more
  • 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur

    Allan Watson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Allan Watson outlines his 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur.Your company may only have three employees and be headquartered in your parents' home, but that doesn't mean you can't dream about globalization. Expanding your startup globally is an entrepreneur's dream that you cannot ignore, what with all of us living in an increasingly connected world. Here is a list of five global expansion tricks that will pique your ambitions and propel you towards the path of startup superstardom.read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    If you have an account with HealthCare.gov, you can expect to change your password the next time you log in. And you can thank Heartbleed for it. According to the website, all HeathCare.gov users will be prompted to change their passwords the next time they log into the site. According to the site, "HealthCare.gov uses many layers of protections to secure your information," and there's no sign that any Healthcare.gov user information has been compromised, so this is mainly a precautionary measure. The Associated Press notes that the US Government is reviewing al of its sites to see if…
  • Survey: Americans aren't keen on drones, Google Glass-like devices

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Let’s face it: A lot has changed in the past few years. Smartphones! 3D printers! Drones! Face computers! Self-driving cars! It almost feels as though we’re living in the future. According to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, Americans expect this rapid pace of change to continue over the next 50 years.And while most of those surveyed think all this new tech will be a good thing, there are a few things the populace is wary about.The Pew survey found that 56 percent of respondents “are optimistic that coming technological and scientific changes will make life in the future…
  • Moebius: Empire Rising review: A point-and-click 'adventure' against the game itself

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A dastardly conspiracy? Historical guess-who? Shadowy government agency? Don't worry! Malachi Rector is on the case. Who's Malachi Rector? Why, he's a world-renowned antiques appraiser of course—a career I can only assume he was saddled with the same day his parents gave him that awful name. You know, before his mother was eaten by a lion. You thought I was joking, didn't you? Admit it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything. On Saturday in Los Angeles, the Internet company is holding a 3.6-mile run from its offices in Venice to the Santa Monica Pier and back. They’d better hope it’s a cloudy day: Instead of sunglasses, runners will be sporting Google’s face-mounted computer, Glass. (Though Google, conveniently, is now selling clip-ons.) Anyone who owns one of the US$1,500 devices can participate. They’ll even get to try out fitness software on Glass made by Strava, which makes a…
  • Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy. The case centers on alleged secret agreements struck among companies including Apple, Google and Adobe that they would not try to hire each others’ workers. The tech workers say that drove down their wages and restricted their mobility. In the pretrial period, plaintiffs referred to materials such as outside blog posts referencing Jobs and Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the former Apple chief.
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    theGrio

  • #GrioFam dons their best Easter Sunday church hats

    Lilly Workneh
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Each week, the pews of churches are packed with members who deliver praise while donning their Sunday’s best. And on Easter Sunday, church attire holds even more prominence as men are draped in their finest of suits while women come dressed in elegant ensembles with matching accessories. Among the accessories ladies adorn, none is more eye-catching than their church hats – which, over the years, have come to represent a symbol of tradition and style. In celebration of the Easter holiday, theGrio asked our readers to submit photos of themselves – and family members –…
  • Easter Sunday: Reflect on the hoodie that Christ wore

    The Rev. Matsimela Mapfumo (Mark A. Thompson), M.Div.
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Easter is not only an opportunity to relive Christ’s resurrection, but also an opportunity to resurrect ourselves, and our thinking about the example Christ gives in our lives. His suffering is representative of the suffering our young people endure today, and, in fact, so representative, that it is high time we see Him in them. Even for non-Christians, I believe it is necessary to acknowledge the historical Jesus, and the fact that for at least 2,000 years, humankind has worshipped, studied, debated and warred over someone who hung out with the poor, the oppressed, the sick and uninsured,…
  • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, wrongfully convicted legendary boxer, dead at 76

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after…
  • Why is it called 4/20? Weed smokers participate in annual event without knowing its origins

    theGrio
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Every April 20th weed smokers all over the country “observe” a sort of underground holiday of sorts, where marijuana is consumed on or around 4:20 pm — and depending on the circumstances, for an entire day. As far back as pot smokers can remember this “Weed Day” has been celebrated, but few can accurately recall its origins. Some credit the seminal ’60s rock band The Grateful Dead. Supposedly some Dead fans coined the term “420-ing” when determining the best time and location to use the illegal drug. “420 started somewhere in San Rafael,…
  • Happy Easter! Celebrate the holiday with the Obamas (SLIDESHOW)

    theGrio
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    Every year the first family participates in an epic Easter egg roll and don their Sunday best to attend holidays services in the nation’s capital. No matter what your politics are, it’s undeniable that the Obamas are one of the most photogenic first families in history. So in the spirit of the season, theGrio has put together this slideshow of images from their first year in the White House (2009) through today. Take a trip down memory lane as you enjoy your Easter Sunday.
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Lawrence Rothman

    John Payne
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    He's Elizabeth Taylor cavorting with trannies at the Chateau Marmont, or he's the bloody-pulp victim of a severe beating, or he's a rotten-toothed prisoner banging the bars of his dank, dark cell. L.A. musician/conceptual artiste Lawrence Rothman's videos portray the protagonist as an ever-mutating assemblage of characters who communicate via... by John Payne He's Elizabeth Taylor cavorting with trannies at the Chateau Marmont, or he's the bloody-pulp victim of a severe beating, or he's a rotten-toothed prisoner banging the bars of his dank, dark cell. L.A. musician/conceptual artiste…
  • Quentin Tarantino's Reading of The Hateful Eight: Blood, Guts and Vomit in Downtown L.A.

    Jennifer Swann
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    When Quentin Tarantino's unproduced screenplay for The Hateful Eight was leaked online earlier this year, the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction writer and director was so upset that he said he'd ditch the film altogether, vowing to publish the script as a book instead. But then he had a change of heart: If the script - a post-Civil War Western about serving justice - had already been read by everyone on the Internet, then why not serve justice on the script and stage it with the actors who were intended to be in it?  Dubbed a "once in a lifetime event" by sponsor Film Independent, last night's…
  • Coachella Cabbies and Their Amazing Stories

    Kai Flanders
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    After the music shuts down each night, thousands flock toward Coachella's taxi stands, located at the end of the long, winding "yellow path" - a 20-minute walk from the polo fields. (As Jeff Weiss called it: The molly trail of tears.) Once you arrive, the wait can be almost two hours long, and the drivers are in a state of constant hustle.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Higher and Higher

    Siran Babayan
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In addition to being Easter Sunday, today is 4/20, the least productive date on the calendar, and serious stoners at the Upright Citizens Brigade will be taking the stage all day to entertain anyone who's baked and blowing off family dinner. The pot-ty humor kicks off with HIGHrold Matinee Improv... by Siran Babayan In addition to being Easter Sunday, today is 4/20, the least productive date on the calendar, and serious stoners at the Upright Citizens Brigade will be taking the stage all day to entertain anyone who's baked and blowing off family dinner. The pot-ty humor kicks off with…
  • Just Because You're Paranoid ...

    Jonny Whiteside
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our feverish culture of conspiracy angst - be it obsessions with chemtrails, the FDA and GMOs or Agenda 21 - grips millions of Americans, and with triple-threat brainstorm Hollywood, Drugs and Mind Control, expect a torrent of provocative, Freedom of Information Act - fueled, shock-and-awe revelations. Authors Daniel Hopsicker (his... by Jonny Whiteside Our feverish culture of conspiracy angst - be it obsessions with chemtrails, the FDA and GMOs or Agenda 21 - grips millions of Americans, and with triple-threat brainstorm Hollywood, Drugs and Mind Control, expect a torrent of provocative,…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - White Supremacy

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: White Supremacy PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 KEYWORDS: white, supremacy, nazi, ku, klux, klan, overland, park, kansas, shooting, jew, race, terrorism Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Cyber Security

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Cyber Security PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 KEYWORDS: internet, cyber, web, security, hackers, heart, bleed, technology, privacy, passwords Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Free Speech

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Free Speech PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 KEYWORDS: free, speech, campaign, contribution, rich, 1%, 99%, roberts, supreme, court Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Immigration Reform

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Immigration Reform PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 KEYWORDS: immigration, reform, republicans, gop, mexico, alien, guest, worker, border, security Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Senate Oversight

    13 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Senate Oversight PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 KEYWORDS: CIA, feinstein, senate, oversight, intelligence, spying, torture, prisons, bush, computer Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Lawrence Rothman

    John Payne
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    He's Elizabeth Taylor cavorting with trannies at the Chateau Marmont, or he's the bloody-pulp victim of a severe beating, or he's a rotten-toothed prisoner banging the bars of his dank, dark cell. L.A. musician/conceptual artiste Lawrence Rothman's videos portray the protagonist as an ever-mutating assemblage of characters who communicate via... by John Payne He's Elizabeth Taylor cavorting with trannies at the Chateau Marmont, or he's the bloody-pulp victim of a severe beating, or he's a rotten-toothed prisoner banging the bars of his dank, dark cell. L.A. musician/conceptual artiste…
  • Quentin Tarantino's Reading of The Hateful Eight: Blood, Guts and Vomit in Downtown L.A.

    Jennifer Swann
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    When Quentin Tarantino's unproduced screenplay for The Hateful Eight was leaked online earlier this year, the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction writer and director was so upset that he said he'd ditch the film altogether, vowing to publish the script as a book instead. But then he had a change of heart: If the script - a post-Civil War Western about serving justice - had already been read by everyone on the Internet, then why not serve justice on the script and stage it with the actors who were intended to be in it?  Dubbed a "once in a lifetime event" by sponsor Film Independent, last night's…
  • Coachella Cabbies and Their Amazing Stories

    Kai Flanders
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    After the music shuts down each night, thousands flock toward Coachella's taxi stands, located at the end of the long, winding "yellow path" - a 20-minute walk from the polo fields. (As Jeff Weiss called it: The molly trail of tears.) Once you arrive, the wait can be almost two hours long, and the drivers are in a state of constant hustle.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Higher and Higher

    Siran Babayan
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In addition to being Easter Sunday, today is 4/20, the least productive date on the calendar, and serious stoners at the Upright Citizens Brigade will be taking the stage all day to entertain anyone who's baked and blowing off family dinner. The pot-ty humor kicks off with HIGHrold Matinee Improv... by Siran Babayan In addition to being Easter Sunday, today is 4/20, the least productive date on the calendar, and serious stoners at the Upright Citizens Brigade will be taking the stage all day to entertain anyone who's baked and blowing off family dinner. The pot-ty humor kicks off with…
  • Just Because You're Paranoid ...

    Jonny Whiteside
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our feverish culture of conspiracy angst - be it obsessions with chemtrails, the FDA and GMOs or Agenda 21 - grips millions of Americans, and with triple-threat brainstorm Hollywood, Drugs and Mind Control, expect a torrent of provocative, Freedom of Information Act - fueled, shock-and-awe revelations. Authors Daniel Hopsicker (his... by Jonny Whiteside Our feverish culture of conspiracy angst - be it obsessions with chemtrails, the FDA and GMOs or Agenda 21 - grips millions of Americans, and with triple-threat brainstorm Hollywood, Drugs and Mind Control, expect a torrent of provocative,…
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    Wildfire Today

  • The true cost of wildfire

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Firefighters arrive at the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, SD, June 29, 2012. Photo by Bill Gabbert. A conference in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday of this week explored a topic that does not make the news very often. It was titled The True Cost of Wildfire. Usually the costs we hear associated with wildfires are what firefighters run up during the suppression phase. The National Incident Management Situation Report provides those daily for most ongoing large fires. But other costs may be many times that of just suppression, and can include structures burned, crops and…
  • Iowa prescribed fire escapes, burns private property

    Bill Gabbert
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Glen Dale Geiger examines his property that burned during an escaped prescribed fire in Iowa. Photo from KCRG. A prescribed fire conducted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources escaped on April 12 and burned onto three nearby properties. One of the victims was Glen Dale Geiger who lost three structures containing farm equipment and his pride and joy, a 1960 convertible that burned exactly 54 years to the day after he bought it. Mr. Geiger said other equipment lost included, “My corn picker, corn planter, my baler, feed wagons, my other wagon sitting outside, my camper in the corn…
  • The cost of prescribed fire in Oklahoma

    Bill Gabbert
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Black lining on the Dillon Prescribed fire at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, October 10, 2002. NPS photo by Bill Gabbert. The Noble Foundation kept track of the costs of conducting prescribed fires in 1996 on the Noble Foundation D. Joyce Coffey Resource and Demonstration Ranch west of Marietta, Oklahoma. A report they prepared also took into account the costs of burning on properties belonging to Terry Stuart Forst, a Noble Foundation cooperator. The lands have a variety of topographical features and plant communities from which to evaluate the costs and effects of prescribed…
  • Rocky Chesser receives USFWS Fire Safety Award

    Bill Gabbert
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Rocky Chesser (center), Maintenance Supervisor at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge receives the USFWS National Fire Safety Award for 2013 from John Segar, Chief, Branch of Fire Management (right), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Service Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner (left). USFWS photo. The following information was released by John Segar, Chief, Branch of Fire Management for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: “I am very proud to announce that Rocky Chesser from Okefenokee NWR was awarded the Service’s first Annual Fire Safety Award. Rocky is being recognized…
  • Throwback Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Six years ago, between April 13 and 19, 2008, visitors to Wildfire Today were reading these articles: Three firefighters were killed on the same day in Colorado. Two firefighters that were crossing a bridge in a fire engine could not see in the smoky conditions that the bridge had already burned and collapsed. The third was killed in the crash of an air tanker. Firefighters assigned to a station in Queensland, Australia had a 62% higher rate of brain cancer than the rest of the state. Three firefighters that were burned in a wildland fire in North Dakota were passing along the lessons that…
 
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  • Post to buy egg distributor Michael Foods for $2.45bn

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Post Holdings, the parent company of Post Foods and a manufacturer of ready-to-eat cereals, has signed a deal to buy Michael Foods from GS Capital Partners, Thomas H Lee Partners and others.
  • General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    General Mills released its annual Global Responsibility Report today, outlining its approach to creating economic, environmental and social value in the countries where it operates. The company reported progress in the areas most material to its business – health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement. The full report can be accessed on the General Mills website .
  • Chobani expands distribution to Asia and Latin America, announces plans for additional markets

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Chobani, LLC, maker of America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand, announced today that it has begun exporting to markets in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning with Singapore, Malaysia and Panama, to build on the Company's domestic momentum and help realize its global potential.
  • Heluva Good! unveils limited edition Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Get ready to dip into an out-of-this-world snacking experience! Introducing Heluva Good! Limited Edition Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion Dip, which is hitting store shelves just in time for National Garlic Day on April 19! The new dip, which uses only the freshest ingredients and spices and never any oils or water, is available this month in the dairy case at major grocers and retailers.
  • B&G Foods reports financial results for first quarter 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    B&G Foods, Inc. today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • TB Silent Killer

    24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An unforgettable portrait of lives forever changed by tuberculosis — once thought to be a disease of the past.
  • Secrets of the Vatican

    24 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An inside look at the scandals that rocked Benedict’s Papacy.
  • Generation Like

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What happens when the perennial teenage quest for identity is exposed on social media?
  • Syria's Second Front

    10 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Three years in to Syria's war, a new enemy has emerged: factions aligned with Al Qaeda.
  • Secret State of North Korea

    13 Jan 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE explores life under Kim Jong-un.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Memorial Hospital Receives Award and Honors for Stroke Care

    Deontrea Jones
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Scott & White Memorial Hospital, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. “As a certified stroke center in Central Texas, we are dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality AchievementAward helps us achieve that…
  • Chief Nursing Officer Appointed for Scott & White’s Hill Country Region

    Katherine Voss
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    MARBLE FALLS, Texas – (April 16, 2014) – Betsy Patterson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been selected to serve as chief nursing officer for Scott & White Healthcare – Hill Country Region, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, effective May 1.  Patterson came to Scott & White from the former Johns Community Hospital in Taylor, now Scott & White Hospital – Taylor, where she currently serves as chief nursing officer.  Patterson brings over 25 years of progressive nursing and leadership experience to her new role in the Hill Country. Media contact: Katherine Voss at…
  • Nancy Birdwell, head of Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, retires

    Scott Clark
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
     Alfred Knight, MD, named as interim CEO – TEMPLE, Texas (April 14, 2014) – Nancy Birdwell, who has led the philanthropic and development efforts at Scott & White Healthcare for the past 12 years, will retire June 1, 2014.  Birdwell, who serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, has been instrumental in increasing annual contributions to the Foundation fifteen fold and in doubling its endowment. “Nancy has brought tremendous success to the Foundation by elevating all aspects of our philanthropic efforts, from…
  • Scott & White – Cedar Park West Clinic First in Central Texas to Offer Computerized ADHD Testing

    Katherine Voss
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Innovative tool helps with diagnosis/tracking in both children and adults Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition characterized by more than normal difficulty with focus, behavior control, impulsivity and hyperactivity. It affects nine percent of children younger than 18 and about approximately four percent of American adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with the condition as girls but after adolescence, males and females are diagnosed in equal numbers. Some kids grow out of it,…
  • April 7, 2014 1 pm update on Fort Hood shooting victims

    Katherine Voss
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    1:00 pm CST UPDATE: April 7, 2014:  We currently have three patients who continue to receive care at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. All three patients are listed in fair condition and are continuing to improve. All three are expected to remain in the hospital for the next several days. Unless warranted, there will not be any additional updates on patients until tomorrow. Please follow us on Twitter: @swhealthcare
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • The Reason We Fight The Powers That Shouldn't Be

    BobTuskin
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
  • This Incredible Animation Was Made By Code That Could Fit on a Floppy

    malterwitty
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    This is no 20 GB video file, painstakingly pulled from a render farm. All of it was generated in real time by one tiny algorithm. And it's amazing. Every Easter, the town of Saarbrücken, Germany, plays host to Revision, a demoparty where hundreds of programmers and artists get together for four days of showing off. This year, the demoscene group Mercury unveiled an incredible 64k intro called The Timeless. Since the file size is limited to 64 kilobytes, the graphics and music are all generated algorithmically in real time—this is called procedural generation.
  • Busted! UK Arms Dealers Sell Weapons to 23 of 28 Countries Labelled Dangerous!

    alexmark
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
  • "Dealy Plaza that day was just packed with assassins from all over the place." (video shows who they were)

    StingRay
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Back in 1973, Richard Nixon was tape recorded worrying about the truth coming out about "that Bay of Pigs thing." What the heck was he talking about and why was he so worried? For the first time ever, we answer that question is greater detail than you've probably ever heard. When Nixon was Vice President under Eisenhower, Eisenhower gave him the job of putting together a global assassination team to look after America's interests. One of their first projects was providing logistics, training, and intelligence for the Bay of Pigs invasion. When that failed, they went after Castro. Along the…
  • This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash

    Mike Rivero
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which…
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India

  • We were 20-30 runs short: Dhawan

    Alka Anand Singh
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Having put themselves in a position to win the game before Rajasthan came storming back, Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan said he and his team were confident of defending the sub-par total they had put up on the board. Batting first, Hyderabad could only manage 133/6 on the board despite Dhawan(38), David Warner(32) and Lokesh Rahul(20) all enjoying good starts. However, they made the total seem much more than it actually was thanks to some great bowling, especially from Amit Mishra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, before some good hitting in the last 2 overs helped the inaugural Indian T20 League(T20…
  • India draw 2-2 with Ireland in women’s hockey; win Test series 2-0

    Alka Anand Singh
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as part of the team’s preparation for the FIH Champions Challenge 1 beginning April 27 in Glasgow, Scotland. While India’s Chan Chan Devi scored both the goals for India on Friday, Anna O’Flanagan found the back of the net twice for the hosts. The third and final Test of the series started on a pacy note with both…
  • Ajinkya Rahane registers 10th score over fifty in IPL

    Alka Anand Singh
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty meant he now has ten innings of fifty-plus scores for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. It was also the joint slowest innings by a Rajasthan batsman in the IPL. Rahane’s highest individual score is 103 not out against Bangalore in the 2012 edition. Here are some of the other major highlights from the match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad:
  • Ranchi: Eight people die after truck runs over a marriage party

    Alka Anand Singh
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ranchi: Eight people of a marriage party died after they were crushed by a truck in Jharkhand’s coal city Dhanbad, police said on Saturday. According to police, the marriage of Anup Singh, a resident of Jamshedpur, was to take place on Friday night in Dhanbad district. The marriage party members were staying at a hotel. The guests attending the marriage were going to Mr Singh’s house when a truck ran over 11 of them. Five people died on the spot and three have been admitted in a hospital. The condition of three is said to be serious. The truck, after crushing them, drove on for…
  • PM walked on snow, but didn’t leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley

    Alka Anand Singh
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister’s media advisor Pankaj Pachauri’s statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his ‘The Campaign Diary’ series that he writes online, has said that while the Prime Minister was speaking, factually, he was not being heard. He added, “The Prime Minister walked on snow, but did not leave any footprints.” Jaitley has also taken on Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • BREAKING NEWS >>> Bahamas Press is reporting a third traffic fatality on Eleuthera in days takes former C. V. Bethel High student…

    media
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Dead is 18-year-old Cavalier Construction worker Harry Sands jr… 18-year-old Harry Sands Jr. Rock Sound, Eleuthera – Bahamas Press tonight is the only news team down in Eleuthera at this hour canvassing the details surrounding the death of a New Providence resident on that island. Dead, we can report this Resurrection morning, is 18-year-old Harry Sands, a 2012 graduate of the C. V. Bethel High School and an employee of Cavalier Construction. Sands, we can tell you, was visiting the island for the holidays and was in the Rock Sound community on a motorbike when the accident occurred.
  • Christie Regime should know “IT AIN’T LONG NAH!” – those were the words of Dr. Hubert Minnis now moving strong in the Southern Bahamas!

    media
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    PLP MP haul-ass on plane to join Dr. Minnis in Mical – Opposition Leader is reclaiming lost ground for his Party for the last four days in MICAL! Leader of the Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis on the ground in Mical for the past four days. Crooked Island, Bahamas – BP agents down in the Southern Bahamas in the community of MICAL are now tracking the Leader of the Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis where he is right now barking his coconut water to get ready to turn up the heat on the Christie Regime. BP understands that, as the FNM leader landed on the runway of Crooked Island to earlier this…
  • ALL IS NOT WELL IN ELEUTHERA TONIGHT AS BP reports a second traffic fatality on the island of Eleuthera

    media
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Dead is 29-year-old Pacino Simmons of Governor’s Harbour Victim had just come home with his son for Easter 29 year-old Pacino Simmons of Governor’s Harbour. Governor’s Harbour - Bahamas Press agents have confirmed that there is another traffic related death on the island of Eleuthera tonight. Dead is 29 year-old Pacino Simmons of Governor’s Harbour, son of Paul and Judy Simmons. The young man was planning to enjoy the Easter Holiday as our agents say he had just picked landed at the airport yesterday with his young son in tow. According to witnesses, Simmons was attempting to pop a…
  • Police began investigation at the country’s 32nd Homicide early this morning on Key West Street

    media
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Long Island is reporting two criminal awaiting trial have escaped police custody… One wanted to use the bathroom but two escape? They was going to the bathroom together eh? Nassau, Bahamas — Police are requesting the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left one man dead and another man detained in hospital early this morning. Reports tell us, shortly after 12:00midnight, Police received a report of gunshots being heard in the Key West Street area. Responding they found the lifeless body of the deceased lying in the street. In the road just as the holiday…
  • Man in Grand Bahama area pleads GUILTY to Shopbreaking -

    media
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    A BP NEWS ALERT >>> The 55 year-old male alleged drowning victim is now identified, and Shopbreaking suspect arraigned pleaded GUILTY!!! Demetrius Keenen Sejour, age 23 years of Fawcett Lane, Grand Bahama. Bahamas Press has confirmed that Grand Bahama Police have brought shopbreaking charges against one Demetrius Keenen Sejour, age 23 years of Fawcett Lane, Grand Bahama. He was arraigned before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1 on (4) counts of Shopbreaking, (1) count of Attempted Shopbreaking and (4) counts of Stealing from a Shop. He pleaded guilty to all charges…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Jämijärvi eyewitnesses say plane made abnormal noises and lost parts before it fell

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    One caller says he was sunbathing with friends in the yard of his Jämijärvi cabin when he heard a strange noise.  “Suddenly I heard an abnormal airplane engine sound and then we saw a smoking plane spiralling downwards behind the nearby forest.” He says the next thing he heard was the sound of emergency rescue vehicles. A second witness wrote that she was out jogging when she heard a small plane engine from the airfield's direction. “Out of the blue, the engine’s roar stopped and I noticed it because it sounded so strange.”She says it is possible that the engine noise came from…
  • Turku physicist looks for cracks in Einstein’s theory

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jaakko Vainio, a doctoral student in physics, has an ambitious plan: to find potential errors in the work of one of the greatest geniuses of all time, Albert Einstein.“You could sum things up by saying that I will seek to do correctly what Einstein did wrong. Already from a young age, I wanted to find out how the world works, and according to whose agenda,” laughs the University of Turku student. Science learns from its mistakesWhen Albert Einstein was a young boy in Germany in the late 19th century, a generally-accepted theory in the science community was that luminiferous aether was a…
  • At least three dead and five missing in light aircraft crash in Jämijärvi

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Three people are confirmed dead after a light aircraft carrying parachuters fell to the ground in the vicinity of the Jämijärvi Airfield.Several people were on board the plane when it crashed. Five are still missing at this time. The daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat has reported that eight people are feared dead, but the police have yet to confirm this information. A search operation has begun to determine the missing persons' whereabouts.The accident occurred on Sunday before three in the afternoon. Rescue services has located the wreckage and put out the flames.The Jämijärvi Airfield…
  • Record 18.5 degrees recorded today in the Turku archipelago

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    The unseasonably warm Easter weekend has broken new temperature records many times over already. Saturday alone measured three new high temps so far this spring. The top temp on Saturday was recorded in Espoo, where readings noted 17.1 degrees Celsius.
  • Finland’s largest chocolate eggs are laid in Lempälä

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Easter is no match for Christmas when it comes to the amount of chocolate that is ingested in Finland, but at the Dammenberg chocolate factory in Lempälä, it runs a close second.“Both domestic and foreign sales are very good,” confirms Dammenberg’s owner and managing director Marko Iso-kungas.Dammenberg’s Easter selection features chocolate eggs, chicks and even bunnies. Through their online store, they also supply chocolate treats to England, France and Sweden.  Even 570-gram chocolate eggs can be made to order at the Dammenberg plant and many customers choose to send a surprise…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Watching boxing with Picasso

    thuudung
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Growing up surreal. Boxing with Picasso, fleeing Nazis with Duchamp and Man Ray: For Cécile Éluard, daughter of Paul Éluard, life has never been dull… more
  • How Kafka lived

    thuudung
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    To those who fancy the term “Kafkaesque,” Cynthia Ozick retorts: You don’t know Kafka. Your take is “reductiveness posing as revelation”… more
  • Shakespeare’s Globe

    thuudung
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Rioting, kidnapping, breaking and entering, violence: For Elizabeth Russell, warfare was a way of life, as Shakespeare learned the hard way… more
  • On Michael Oakeshott

    thuudung
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Michael Oakeshott, author of dense, intricate works of philosophy: not a guy you’d expect to write pungent aphorisms. And yet.. more
  • On solitary confinement

    thuudung
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    On being and not being. If Husserl and Heidegger are right, there is no difference between solitary confinement and death. A phenomenologist’s prison plight… more
 
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • VIDEO: Israel and the Kingdom of God

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Dr. Andy Woods is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church and a full professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston and teaches Bible and theology. In addition, Andy has contributed to many theological journals and Christian books and has spoken on a variety of topics at Christian... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Israel to Miss Out on 'Blood Moon' Phenomenon

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    By Ryan Jones Israel Today The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • VIDEO: Leaders: We Must Address Climate Change Threat

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The leaders of the World Bank, the IMF and the United Nations urged countries around the world to tackle the issue of climate change to boost their economies and protect the planet.Forty ministers from around the world attended the informal conference on the economics of climate change during the... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • VIDEO: Passover Offering & Greetings from the Temple Institute

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    The footage in this video was taken from the Temple Institute's special symposium about the Passover offering, which included a simulation of the Passover offering in the Holy Temple.It was not intended to be an actual offering, as the Passover offering must take place on the Temple... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Can Good Works Prove Salvation?

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    By Dr. Charles C. Bing GraceLife Ministries There is every reason to think that those who have believed in Jesus Christ as Savior and are consequently born into God's family will experience a changed life to some degree. Some would say that this changed life is evidenced by good works which... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
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    Deadline.com

  • INTL BO: ‘Spider-Man 2′ Spins $47M Web For Biggest Opening Of 2014; ‘Captain America’ Passes $500M; ‘Frozen’ Highest Animated Grosser Ever; ‘Rio 2′ passes $200M Overseas

    ANITA BUSCH
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Highlights: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) opens in 14 markets with $47M; Captain America: The Winter Soldier (DIS) passes $500M; Transcendence (WB) opens to $17.4M, mostly from China; Rio 2 (FOX) flies past $200M. Noah (PAR) at $197.4M; Divergent (LGF/SUM/var) at $18.1M  for $75.3M cume; The Other Woman (FOX) bows with $5.3M in four markets; Spanish Affairs (UNI) phenom as Spain’s top local-lingo pic ever, still No. 1 … twice the marketshare ofSpider-Man 2′s bow. UPDATED, Sunday, 6:50 PM. PDT: More estimates have been added for Rio2, Divergent, and further analysis on…
  • Discovery Cancels Everest Jump In Wake Of Avalanche Deaths

    LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live,” the network said in a statement early Sundayafternoon, adding, ” Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.” Friday morning NBC News, whose Peacock Productions is producing Discovery’s Mount Everest live jump, had said  “the future of the production will be assessed at the appropriate time” after an avalanche occurred Thursday night — the deadliest disaster ever recorded at…
  • ‘Frozen’ Is Highest Animated Int’l Grosser Of All Time As Disney Reaches $1B In Record Pace

    ANITA BUSCH
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Based on the phenomenal grosses from Frozen and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Disney (which crossed $1BM worldwide earlier this month) now can boast that it crossed $1B internationally in record time. Frozen has just surpassed Ice Age 4 to become the worldwide leader as the highest-grossing animated film of all time in international markets with a total tally of $729.3M. In comparison, Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $715.9M in 2012. In addition, Frozen is hovering at $400M domestically and should reach that watermark next weekend. It just skated across the $100M in Japan while…
  • Specialty Box Office: ‘Fading Gigolo’ Seduces In Limited Opening; ‘Under The Skin’ Passes $1M

    BRIAN BROOKS
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fading Gigolo cashed in at the box office this Easter weekend, catapulting itself to the second-highest theater average of 2014 among specialty releases. The feature directed by John Turturro and starring Turturro, Woody Allen and Sharon Stone opened in five locations in New York and LA on Friday, grossing an estimated $198,399 through Sunday for a solid $39,680 average. That outranks A24′s strong debut for Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, which opened at the beginning of this month. That film, incidentally, passed the $1M cume mark this weekend, with the Jonathan…
  • Box Office: ‘Heaven Is For Real’ Rises High; ‘Transcendence’ Descends Into Hell; ‘Captain America’ Will Pass $200M And Flips The Bird As ‘Rio 2′ Perched at No. 2

    ANITA BUSCH
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    OPENING: Heaven Is For Real (SONY) best opener est. $21.5M+  (3-day) and $28.5M (5-day); Transcendence (WB) No. 4 with $11M+; A Haunted House 2 (OPRD) $8.8M rounds out top five; Bears (DIS) hibernating with $4.8M at No. 10 – if it doesn’t get pushed out by holdover Noah. Related: INTL BO: ‘Spider-Man 2′ Spins $47M Web For Biggest Opening Of 2014 UPDATED: SUNDAY, 7:18 AM: $200M, as expected, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier today as it parades in with a $26.7M weekend on Easter Sunday and $201M+. It now stands at $586.6M worldwide. This is the 12th Marvel film to cross…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Toy stories and product placements: a cautionary tale.

    Julian Murphet, Professor in Modern Film and Literature, Director of the Centre for Modernism Studies at UNSW Australia
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The Lego Movie (2014)—the world’s most expensive commercial? Hollywood’s idea of family entertainment these days largely consists in a kind of reassuring condescension. On the one hand, it must persuade us that its ‘means of production'—the truly staggering resources and technical expertise at its fingertips—are second to none in world history. No member of the family must be in doubt of these almighty powers of spectacle, which are also powers of investment and return. On the other, it must be equally clear that the material on display, whilst technically overwhelming, is…
  • The case for Capital, Volume One by Anthony Macris

    Jason Childs, PhD candidate in Communication at University of Technology, Sydney
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    If you had to argue for the merits of one Australian book, one piece of writing, what would it be? Welcome back to our occasional series in which our authors make the case for a work of their choosing. See the end of this article for information on how to get involved. With the fall of the Berlin Wall arose the idea, perhaps most famously espoused by political theorist Francis Fukuyama, that history had ended: that in supposedly achieving the worldwide hegemony of liberal democracy, provisioned by the free market, human society had reached its developmental telos, its final and perfect form.
  • Big Data and personalised pricing: consider yourself gamed

    Benjamin Shiller, Assistant Professor of Economics at Brandeis University
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Imagine yourself the CEO of a company that mainly sells one product. One of your goals is to maximise profits. You know you can charge a flat price, or modestly raise profits by using quantity discounts or by group pricing, for example with seniors discounts. But you feel frustrated. If you could somehow adjust prices to match your customers’ valuations, you could raise profits further. You suspect some consumers would be willing to pay much more for your product. Wouldn’t it be great if you could identify them and charge just those consumers a higher price? You also know some people…
  • Why India's universities can't keep up with the masses

    Pushkar P, Asst Professor, Humanities &amp; Social Sciences/Pol Science at Birla Institute of Technology and Science
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
  • Taking stock of the opportunities and risks with landscape carbon

    Randall Donohue, Research scientist, Land and Water at CSIRO
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
 
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    ShortFormBlog

  • "We are announcing today that we have reverted back to our prior legal terms, which contain no..."

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    “We are announcing today that we have reverted back to our prior legal terms, which contain no mention of arbitration.” - A statement from General Mills • Walking back a much-criticized policy that would have essentially replaced the consumer’s right to sue the company with an online arbitration process. The move drew much heat after The New York Times wrote an article on the practice last week. By the way, they’re not the only ones that do this.
  • "On one hand, stealing from people is wrong (Sanchez presumably added the amount of the tolls he..."

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    “On one hand, stealing from people is wrong (Sanchez presumably added the amount of the tolls he wasn’t actually paying to his passengers’ fares) and we as a society need things like tolls so we can maintain our infrastructure, which is crucial to our Competitiveness in a Global Economy. On the other hand, tailgating through a toll booth 3,000 times without once hitting the gate sounds like some nifty drivin’.” - Criminal Cab Driver Mastermind (Allegedly) Evaded 3,000 Tolls, Slate
  • Obama campaign gurus Axelrod and Messina to face off in British vote - The Washington Post

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Obama campaign gurus Axelrod and Messina to face off in British vote - The Washington Post: What happens when you take some of the smartest political minds associated with the Obama campaigns and put them in the UK? Basically, the rules are completely different: It is not uncommon for American consultants to enter the fray of British politics. As prime minister, Tony Blair was heavily influenced by veterans of the Clinton administration, including pollster Stan Greenberg, who continues to work for Labor. But it is unusual for a sitting American president to have two of his most prominent…
  • Henry Aaron and the recent unpleasantness

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Henry Aaron and the recent unpleasantness: Baseball legend Hank Aaron angered a certain breed of American this week when he suggested that racism was still a thing, but that the outfits had changed. The comments led to wave after wave of hate mail, none of which we’ll be publishing here, that essentially proved his point. Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Jay Bookman tries to speak some sense about the whole thing:  And if you’ll excuse an effort to inject nuance into a topic where it is too rarely seen, it’s that matter of perspective that is key to all this. Even if you don’t…
  • Here's How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Here's How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink: Slate crunches the numbers on everyone’s favorite Portland story from the past week: The EPA doesn’t appear to have a limit for urine in drinking water, but it does limit nitrates in drinking water to 10,000 ppb, and urine does contain a lot of nitrogen, so let’s use that as a proxy. How many times would that teenager have to pee in a Portland reservoir to produce a urine concentration approaching the EPA’s limit for nitrates in drinking water? About 3,333 times. But of course urine is…
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  • Michigan Moves Digital Archive Records to Cloud

    Gary Price
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    From the AP: The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years’ worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state’s quarter released 10 years ago. [Clip] The company Michigan contracted with in 2012, England-based Tessella, plans to release its first version of a public access interface on April 30. Within the next year, people will be able to visit the state website to access historical records stored with…
  • Research Article: “Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals” (Preprint)

    Gary Price
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    The following article (preprint) was recently shared on Florida State University’s DigitalNole Commons. Title Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals (Preprint) Authors Chealsye Bowley Florida State University Micah Vandegrift Florida State University Source DigitalNole Commons Florida State University Article will be published on In the Library with the Lead Pipe Abstract This article presents an analysis of 111 journals in Library and Information Science based on measurements of “openness” including copyright policies, open access…
  • UC Berkeley: Student “Hackers” Challenged to Develop New User Interface For “Free Speech Movement Digital Archive” During Hackathon

    Gary Price
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The HackFSM hackathon took place over 12 days earlier this month. From the UC Berkeley News Center: For HackFSM, organized by the Bancroft Library and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, students were invited to develop a compelling user interface to the Bancroft’s Free Speech Movement Digital Archive, a large trove of texts, images and audio recordings that the Bancroft digitized and published to the Web in the mid-1990s. The original online collection was one of the Bancroft’s first forays into digital archiving, and a big step toward making primary-source FSM materials accessible to…
  • Colorado: Denver Public Library’s “Volume” Program Begins Acceptings Submission From Local Musicians

    Gary Price
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Quick Comment From Gary: When asked about what type of services and resources a local library might want to consider developing, what Denver, Iowa City, Ann Arbor, and others libraries are up to when it comes to local music are examples I often share. Note: We first shared a post about the DPL’s “Volume” program on December 12, 2013. – In a few words, the Denver Public Library is in the process of creating a new online service that will provide DRM-free music by local artists to library cardholders. Local musicians (Colorado-based) will be able to reach new listeners…
  • Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Central Library $48 Million Renovation Shows Progress

    Gary Price
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    From Tulsa World: It’s kind of exciting as Tulsa gets its 21st-century library,” said Tulsa City-County Library CEO Gary Shaffer. [Clip] The library closed in the fall for a two-year, $48 million renovation project that will replace the building’s mechanical system, add a parking garage and open a new entrance on Fifth Street, among other things. A few delays have pushed the projected completion to the spring of 2016. [Clip] The five-floor library will be divided into “zones” of activities, with the most active floor on the ground level where visitors will enter.
 
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  • USDoE Office of Scientific and Technical Information Newsletter — April/May 2014

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    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    OSTI.gov Newsletter — April/May 2014 Source: USDoE Office of Scientific and Technical Information Issue Contents OSTI Focused on Meeting Public Access Challenge ScienceCinema: Searchable Videos Showcasing DOE Research What is Audio Indexing? Statistically Speaking: The Contents of ScienceCinema Publication Metrics: Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of DOE’s Research Results 15th Anniversary of DOE R&D Accomplishments […]
  • Employment Services and Supports Available to Veterans with Disabilities Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Other Federal Agencies

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    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Employment Services and Supports Available to Veterans with Disabilities Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Other Federal Agencies (PDF) Source: Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy The number of military personnel incurring disability in current military conflicts is the highest in over three decades. Since 2001, over 1.6 million service members, Reservists, and […]
  • Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,259 a Year, Small Businesses $3,923

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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,259 a Year, Small Businesses $3,923 Source: U.S. Public Interest Research Group As hardworking Americans file their taxes today, it’s a good time to be reminded that ordinary taxpayers pick up the tab for special interest loopholes in our tax laws. A new U.S. PIRG report released today revealed […]
  • The Future of U.S. Health Care Spending

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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Future of U.S. Health Care Spending Source: Brookings Institution For several decades health spending in the United States rose much faster than other spending. Forecasters predicted the health sector, already 17% of GDP, would soon exceed 20 to 25% of GDP, driving out other necessary public and private spending. However, in recent years health […]
  • Facts and Figuring: An Experimental Investigation of Network Structure and Performance in Information and Solution Spaces

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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Facts and Figuring: An Experimental Investigation of Network Structure and Performance in Information and Solution Spaces Source: Harvard Business School Working Papers Using data from a novel laboratory experiment on complex problem solving in which we varied the network structure of 16-person organizations, we investigate how an organization’s network structure shapes performance in problem-solving tasks. […]
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  • Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline. While biofuels are better in the long…
  • On Eve Of Marathon, Festivities And Tight Security

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners — easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets — picked up last-minute supplies for what will be the second-largest field in the race’s history. But even as runners focused on the exhilaration of crossing the finish line, the festive atmosphere was inevitably tinged with sorrow, as runners, family members and spectators recalled the double bombings at last year’s race that killed three…
  • ‘Capt. America’ Tops Box Office For Third Week

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio estimates Sunday, while Depp’s sci-fi thriller, “Transcendence,” opened in fourth place with $11 million. Directed by longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister, the Warner Bros. film is Depp’s third consecutive box office disappointment. He played Tonto…
  • Probe Could Complicate Rick Perry’s Prospects

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time. But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has. What should have been a political victory lap for Perry could now wind up in a final tussle that has…
  • Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies At 76

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    TORONTO (AP) — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of…
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  • Common Core Required Readings Include R-Rated Material

    Dustin Siggins
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Via Liberty Unyielding, more evidence that Common Core is awful (content warning): Last December, the Newburgh (N.Y.) School District yanked “Black Swan Green” from its ninth-grade reading list after outraged parents complained about a passage in which the 13-year-old narrator graphically describes his father’s genitals and a sex act. The profanity in “Every Little Hurricane” is so extreme it would be out of place in a waterfront dive bar. And “The Bluest Eye,” taught in Grade 11, not only includes explicit depictions of pedophilia, rape, and incest but characterizes these…
  • Man Accused of Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game

    Dustin Siggins
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The charges fit the alleged crime, even if the headline lacks a bit of context: A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff’s deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail. Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn’t breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child was pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said. Based upon the information in the linked article, ...
  • Western Lawmakers Hold Summit to Talk Federal Land Takeover

    Dustin Siggins
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    It’s about time, folks: It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency…
  • 1,200 students sign petition to block Michelle Obama’s speech at Kansas high schools graduation

    Samuel Gonzalez
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    These seniors ain’t feeling the First Lady like dutiful young people should. Clearly, their not part of the Obama orbit replete with mindless Obots and Obama zombies. Somebody on Michelle’s staff dropped the ball and picked the wrong high school to do a commencement speech. Daily Mail reports if expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the ...
  • Archbishop Of Wales Uses Easter Sermon To Preach About “Climate Change”

    William Teach
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Well, obviously that’s one of the main reasons God sacrificed his only Son! (Wales Online) Climate change disaster can be combated by people living by the values of Jesus Christ, the Archbishop of Wales has said. In his Easter sermon at Llandaff Cathedral, Dr Barry Morgan called on worshippers to make fundamental changes to their way of life in order to protect the planet for future generations. He said the increasing extreme weather patterns in the UK and abroad meant Christians needed to take climate change and its effects seriously and respond, ...
 
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  • The Fight to Eliminate Blight Has Taken Hold, and Partnerships Like This is How it Happened

    Karen Dybis
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    If you had a nickel for every Detroit headline that referred to or contained the word “blight,” you’d be ready to buy a Shinola right about now. Stories abound, whether it be from local newspapers to national think tanks to international magazines. The conversation tends to center around the huge impact the city will see when it finally removes the empty, burned out hulks from its landscape. Perhaps by lancing these horrors, we somehow can mend and, perhaps, regenerate. “Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas.” “Blight Authority Shifts Operations to Detroit.”…
  • Craft of the wrap: Meet the work of Rebecca Goldberg

    M Lapham
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You are walking down the street wearing a piece of jewelry and someone stops you and asks you about it. You say it’s your design and it’s for sale. This is a reality for Rebecca Goldberg, who has weaved a web of interest in her craft.  The Royal Oak native wraps wire around stones and beads in intricate designs to create unique jewelry. Goldberg’s entrance into the craft was simple enough. She saw a man wearing a wire necklace. She was intrigued and took a look at it.  After that, she taught herself the art form, filling up most of her free time with perfecting her technique until…
  • Two-thirds of the lights … 3,200 of them … are on in pilot areas on east and west side

    M Lapham
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The lights are coming on in Detroit neighborhoods. The Public Lighting Authority of Detroit (PLA) is two thirds done with its pilot program of relighting the streets of Motown with LED lights.  The team has put 3,200 lights in both sections on the east side and west side. “In spite of sometimes serious weather challenges that  have interfered with the work at various times, our crews have been moving steadily since we put up the first LED light in the middle of February,” said PLA Executive Director Odis Jones.  “We are on track to complete the installation of overhead wired lights…
  • Camping out for tickets to DSO Spielberg/Williams concert? You can win tickets to gala, visit with Star Wars characters

    Marge Sorge
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
      The force will be with you if you plan to stand in line all night for tickets to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s much-anticipated benefit concert on June 14 featuring Oscar-winning composer John Williams and legendary director Steven Spielberg. At 8:00 am on Monday, April 14 you’ll be joined by Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Princess Leia and R2D2 from the 501st Legion Great Lakes Garrison. The tickets go on sale at 9 a.m.. If you are one of the first 50 people in line Sunday night you will be entered to win two free gala packages valued at $2,000. Each package includes exclusive…
  • A program that adds jobs, opportunities in Michigan’s fashion industry? This has it all sewn up.

    Karen Dybis
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    You don’t normally think of an industrial sewing machine as an object of hope, inspiration and revitalization. But that’s exactly how Michigan via the Detroit Garment Guild Group is looking at it. That’s because these heavy-duty machines do everything from sew simple garments to the interiors of your average vehicle. They cost about $9,000 each – and a new program aimed at educating skilled industrial sewers in Metro Detroit needs about $40k to lift off. And that’s being done through a fund-raising campaign that not only will buy the machines, but help fund a relationship between…
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  • Catholic church: Bitcoin is the Mark of the Beast

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I couldn’t believe it when I read it, but yes, it’s there. In an article published on catholic.org, the Catholic church says that the future of currency, which in the article includes Bitcoin, “calls forth the “Mark of the Beast” as spoken in the Book of Revelations.” The article discusses future currency concepts, drawing comparisons to what sounds like The Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. “In the next 20 years or so, when people go to the market, they will pick up the items they need and leave - without the benefit of paying a cashier. Sensors…
  • Video of DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone shows impressive quality

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I was quite impressed to see the video shot by technophile Robert Scoble of the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone. The Phantom 2 Vision Plus is a remote controlled drone that is made specifically for aerial filmmaking, that provides extreme stability, for great quality shots. I was a bit of a skeptic at first about it, but leave it up to Scoble to get his hands on the drone first, and post a video of his demo with it. The video quality of the Phantom 2 Vision Plus is pretty awesome.  You can fly the drone for 25 minutes non-stop before having to power up again. The Phantom 2 Vision+…
  • Some of the very first tweets about Bitcoin

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    With my interest in Bitcoin, and Twitter, I found myself over the past couple of days trying to find the very first tweet about Bitcoin. And I found it, along with some of the very earliest tweets on the digital currency. You may be wondering if I am on a quest to find the legend, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Although the thought (several thoughts actually) have crossed my mind, and I decided not to go down the same path that many others have gone down without success. I peaked down the rabbit hole, but in the interest of time, I decided not to go any further, or end up spending…
  • Using flying drones to hack your smartphone data

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Security researchers in London have successfully pulled off a hack for a program called “Snoopy,” that controls a flying drone which finds smartphones in any given area and steals it’s data. According to the researchers, the program utilizes drones to fly over areas and scan for smartphones with open Wi-Fi connections. If they’re found, the program will trick your mobile device into thinking it has joined a trusted network and then will steal all your data, such as usernames, passwords, credit card information, geolocation data, website history, and more.  They are…
  • A story of how bitcoins are making a positive impact in the world

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Sean’s Outpost is a homeless outreach program located in Pensacola, Florida. Its mission: to find lasting solutions to homelessness, hunger, poverty, and social injustice. And Sean’s Outpost is able to operate thanks to Bitcoin, and the community that stands behind it. The story of how Sean’s Outpost began isn’t glamorous. It’s actually distressing. But the miracles that happen behind the cause, makes this a great story worth sharing.  Sean’s Outpost was formed in memory of Jason King’s close friend, Sean Dugas, who was murdered in 2012. Sean had close ties to a…
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  • Lara Dutta Hot-Height-Age-Biography-Wiki

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    20 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Lara Dutta Hot-Height-Age-Biography-Wiki Actress Lara Dutta Height-Weight-Age : Actree Lara Dutta Age: 35 years Actree Lara Dutta Birthday Date: 16-04-1978 Actree Lara Dutta Weight: 58kg Actree Lara Dutta Height: 5 feet 7 inches Actress Lara Dutta Profile Biography : Actree Lara Dutta Birth Place: Bangalore Actree Lara Dutta Age: 35 years Actree Lara Dutta Birthday Date: 16-04-1978 Actree Lara Dutta Weight: 58kg Actree Lara Dutta Height: 5 feet 7 inches Actree Lara Dutta Body Shape: Hourglass Actree Lara Dutta Languages: Hindi, English Actree Lara Dutta Education: Graduated in economics with…
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    18 Apr 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Actress ramya Hot-Height-Age-Hot Photos-Hot Images Actress ramya Hot-Height-Age : Actress Ramya Height: 5 feet 1 inches Actress Ramya Weight: 56 kg Actress Ramya Age: 30 years Actress Ramya Date Of Birth : 29-11-1982  Actress Ramya Profile Biography : Actress Original Name : Divya Spandana Actress Ramya Height: 5 feet 1 inches Actress Ramya Weight: 56 kg Actress Ramya Age: 30 years Actress Ramya Date Of Birth : 29-11-1982 Actress Ramya Body Shape: Hourglass Actress Ramya Measurement: 34-27-36 inches Actress Ramya Shoe Size: 8 Actress Ramya Ethnicity: Indian Actress Original Name : Divya…
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    18 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
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    18 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
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    18 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
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  • What’s hot in the kitchen in spring 2014?

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    2014 is now well under way, with the spring weather enticing us outside more and more. Yet back inside the house, the kitchen remains the focus of the home, as it’s still the place where food is prepared, meals are enjoyed, guests are welcomed and muddy boots are washed, ready for more outdoor fun. The kitchen is the focus of the home (file picture) The fashion-conscious among us will be aware that the kitchen is the perfect place to reflect current design trends to create a room that is both spring-like and bang on trend. Try out some textures This year has seen more and more…
  • Five common reasons people fail exams

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    Students can come up with countless reasons for failing an exam – and usually do – but what are the real reasons behind their failure? They can play the blame game all they want. Ultimately, however, the reason lies within themselves. Some fail to study ahead of time and resort to cramming, while others buckle under pressure. There are a number of common reasons people fail at exams but thankfully they can all be avoided Here are some of the common reasons for exam failure: Cramming One of the most common causes of failing an exam is cramming – or rushing through revision at the…
  • How important is a sense of humour when dating?

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    This all depends on what you define as a sense of humour. What it really means is simply being able to have a laugh and a joke, even when it’s at your own expense. It doesn’t always mean you have to be the funniest person at a party. Marilyn Monroe once said: “If you can make a girl laugh you can make her do anything”. A sense of humour is important when dating   Now, we’re not saying a sense of humour is quite that powerful but a little laugh and a joke can certainly put you and your date at ease. If you’re one of the many singletons with…
  • Banksy caught on CCTV video for the FIRST TIME as he sprays latest mural

    SWNS Reporter
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    CCTV has apparently captured the elusive artist Banksy for the the first time – as he was installing his latest creation. Cameras – ironically set up to deter graffiti artists – filmed two people unloading kit from the back of a white van in the early hours of Sunday morning. The video belongs to Broad Plain and Riverside Youth Project – who are planning to sell Mobile Lovers – and appears to show the cheeky pair dressed as workmen. New Banksy mural of couple kissing RIPPED off wall to be sold for at least £100,000 Banksy strikes again! Secretive graffiti artist…
  • Woman, 24, who shunned meat after watching film Babe named UK’s sexiest VEGAN

    SWNS Reporter
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    The UK’s sexiest vegan Jenna McGuinness Sultry Jenna McGuinness has been named the UK’s sexiest VEGAN – after adopting the lifestyle as a child when she watched the film Babe. The 24 year-old ditched meat, milk and eggs at the tender age of five when she fell in love with the cute screen pig. Jenna, a model from Glasgow, beat off competition from around the country to win the contest organised by animal rights charity PETA. She said: “I know people have certain ideas about vegans so I hope this competition shows that we are just normal people. “To be honest I…
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  • La La Anthony: Blood, Sweat, Stilettos and Sex are Required to ‘Have It All’

    Deron Dalton
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    *Who said a woman can’t have it all?! According to La La Anthony, women can have it all with blood, sweat, stilettos and sex. Gracing the cover of Jet Magazine, Anthony dishes on how to have an awesome relationship and career. Ladies, take her advice. She does have it all. Lady LaLa has a movie “Think […]
  • Paul Walker’s Brothers Will Help Complete ‘Fast & Furious 7′

    Deron Dalton
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    *Paul Walker‘s brothers Cody and Caleb Walker will help in completing “Fast & Furious 7.” Paul died in a car crash in November last year. His brothers will complete action sequences as well as other portions of the film Paul would have appeared in. “Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul […]
  • Alan Thicke: Son Robin and Wife Paula Will Do ‘the Right Thing’ Regarding Marriage

    Qwest7
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    *Public opinion may be mixed regarding the separation of Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, but the couple has at least one solid supporter, Thicke’s famous father Alan Thicke. “From my perspective, I always let Robin speak through his music,” the former “Growing Pains” star told Us Weekly while adding that no matter the outcome he […]
  • Anita Baker Sues Company that ‘Embarrassed’ and Sued Her

    EurPublisher
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    *Looks like singer Anita Baker is playing a game of “turning the tables.” Ms. Baker has responded to a lawsuit by a decorating company with one of her own. Here’s what the Detroit Free Press is reporting: Lawyers with Ray A. Smith Painting and Decorating “intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as […]
  • With New Single ‘Break Up,’ Bradd Marquis Launches ‘The Make Up’ Campaign (Watch / Listen)

    Al-Lateef Farmer
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    *We’ve all been there, the in-between; that undesirable space betwixt love and heartache, when your heartstrings pull you both towards the love you know and the away from the pain it’s caused. Soul singer Bradd Marquis’ latest single “Break Up”, featuring Tess Henley, speaks from the emotions stirred by that void and paints a picture […]
 
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  • Summer Day Camps Will Get Kids “Movin’ and Groovin’

    Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    From music and art to sports and games to swimming and sailing, youth can move and groove all summer long in Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine day camps. While campers are having a blast at their local park or beach, parents can relax knowing that their childcare needs are met.Read the rest of Summer Day Camps Will Get Kids “Movin’ and Groovin’
  • Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Partnership with CSULB Opens Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center

    Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The new Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center opens on the campus of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center today, Friday (April 18), with a focus on providing comprehensive mental health services for survivors of trauma and victims of crime.Read the rest of Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Partnership with CSULB Opens Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center
  • Students Takes the History of Long Beach Horticulture to China

    Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Members of the Long Beach City College Horticulture department. Beginning Saturday, April 19, 2014, members of the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Horticulture department will join members of the Long Beach Qingdao Association Sister City program in presenting a joint exhibition at the 2014 International Horticulture Exposition in Qingdao, China.Read the rest of Students Takes the History of Long Beach Horticulture to China
  • Police Arrest Third Suspect Connected to 2013 Homicide

    Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Three suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a 2013 murder.  On April 28, 2013, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Spaulding Street and Junipero Avenue.  Officers arrived and discovered a male adult victim, lying in the roadway in the 1400 block of Junipero Avenue. The victim had an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body and died at the scene before the officers arrived. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Enrique Casique, 39 years old and a resident of Long…
  • LB Shakespeare Co. Celebrates the Bard With Classic Radio Programs

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    April is William Shakespeare’s birthday month and Long Beach Shakespeare Company continues to celebrate The Bard’s 450th birthday in interesting ways. This weekend they present two half-hour, old-time radio classics from the Golden Age of Radio! Performed with live music and sound effects. First up, from 1952, it’s one of the earliest episodes of the radio version of Gunsmoke. Titled “Shakespeare”, this episode presents a gripping story about a crazed Shakespearean actor who commits murder during a Kansas heat wave. U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon must bring him to…
 
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  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    AP News
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday. Pic: AP. JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously. “If this ferry evacuates passengers, will they be rescued right away?” the ferry Sewol asked Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) at 9:24…
  • Japan minister visits shrine honoring war criminals

    AP News
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Keiji Furuya. Pic: AP. TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister has visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan’s neighbors. Lawmaker Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said on his website that he paid respects Sunday morning at the Yasukuni shrine ahead of a festival that starts Monday. He says he regularly visits Yasukuni at spring and autumn festivals, and on Aug. 15, the day Japan surrendered in 1945. He said honoring “those dead who gave up their lives for our country is…
  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

    AP News
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    US President Barack Obama. Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping a close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China. Obama leaves Washington on Tuesday and is set to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Each country has a dispute with China over islands in the South and East China Seas. Their leaders will be trying to get a sense of Obama’s willingness to support them if the conflicts boil over. U.S. officials have taken a tougher line on the territorial issues in recent weeks.
  • 56 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy

    Asian Correspondent
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday. Pic: AP. IN BRIEF: A passenger ferry capsized and sank of the coast of South Korea today with more than 470 passengers on board. So far 56 deaths have been confirmed, 174 people have been rescued, and 247 people are still missing. *** All times are Korean time *** 6.30pm: Associated Press reports: JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion…
  • 10 more bodies found inside South Korean ferry

    AP News
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The bodies of passengers aboard the Sewol ferry are carried by rescue workers upon their arrival at a port in Jindo, Sunday. Pic: AP. UPDATE: Six more bodies have been found bringing the death toll to 52. Follow our latest updates here. MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46. Officials said Sunday the bodies were recovered following divers gaining access to the inside of the ferry after three days of failed attempts due to strong currents. Details of how they got inside the ship…
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  • V-Cook Induction Stove

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    3 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm
    V-Cook Home Appliance ProductsInduction Stove:NO HEAT, NO GAS, NO FIREHIGH EFFICIENCY MAKES COOKING FASTLESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION300 W – 2000 W, 9 STAGES OF ADJUSTABLE FIRE POWERNON-POT AND UNSUITABLE POT DETECTIONAUTO SHUTDOWN IF NO KEY PRESS OPERATION IN TWO HOURSOVERHEAT PROTECTIONTOUCH CONTROL WITH PARENTAL LOCK VISIT FOR FULL DETAILS OF INDUCTION STOVE
  • Nokia Lumia 630 to arrive with Windows Phone 8.1

    Vijayakumar S
    27 Feb 2014 | 5:52 am
    Microsoft has recently shared few details about the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 software update. The new Windows Phone 8.1 update is expected to bring support for more mobile chipsets and on-screen menu buttons. Meanwhile, EVLeaks has now shared image of the upcoming Lumia 630 smartphone that showed on-screen menu buttons, which points towards the Windows Phone 8.1. No further details were shared but the smartphone is expected to be released sometime later this year.Nokia had introduced the Lumia 620 smartphone last year with monoblock unibody design and rounded corners. The Lumia 620 had a…
  • Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet

    Mukesh civil
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:19 pm
    In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton.Writing in the journal Nature, they said it behaves a bit like a liquid droplet and described it as a quasiparticle - an amalgamation of smaller types of particles.The discovery, they added, could be useful in the development of nanotechnology, including the design of optoelectronic devices. These include things like the semiconductor lasers used in Blu-ray…
  • Forget 3D glasses: New movie puts you directly in the action

    Vijayakumar S
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:32 am
    Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis believes the next evolution in filmmaking will be to surround viewers with images in 360 degrees -- directly on their noggins.Dennis, whose gripping 2012 film "Hell and Back Again" told of a soldier's battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, is creating his next film project especially for the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset still in development. The device provides wearers with an immersive, wrap-around view that doesn't make them queasy.So far, the prototype technology has mostly been tinkered with by video game developers and is a year…
  • 9 factors creating a ‘perfect storm’ driving the Internet of Things to $14.4 trillion

    Vijayakumar S
    8 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    The first computer, ENIAC, cost $6M in 1946 and had less power than a $5 animated greeting card you buy today and throw away tomorrow. That kind of technology innovation is powering the coming internet of things, and turning it into what Cisco Canada CTO Jim Seifert says will be a key component in $14.4 trillion of economic activity within the next decade.“In 50 years, 90 percent of what we know will have been discovered in the last 50 years,” Seifert said today at the Wavefront Wireless Summit in Vancouver. “And by 2050, $1,000 worth of computing will have the power…
 
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  • Depression, Happiness and the Challenges of Global Peace Work

    mgopin
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
                         Please find the full article here on the Huffington Post.  Most people do suffer tragedy, and self-pity is often justified, but it is also very destructive, inducing great anger, depression, and destructive approaches to others. Personally speaking, I simply become a less decent person when all I can think about is my losses and the hurt that was caused me. It is exhausting, time consuming, and embittering. People are unhappy due to selfishness, according to one of the…
  • ‘Less Violent’ Does Not Have to Mean ‘Apathetic’

    mgopin
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
                        Here is another of my recent Huffington Post articles. It is my opinion that, on balance, the world is better off with Americans who are less prone to go to war than not. There is simply too much American firepower that can be unleashed that causes unpredictable amounts of damage never anticipated by military planners, and certainly not imagined by thoughtless armchair warriors and lobbyists. We human beings are not just an amalgam of instincts for fight or flight. We have…
  • Crowds and Revolutions versus the Bonds That Endure

    mgopin
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
                        Here is an excerpt from a recent Huffington Post article I wrote. You can read the full article here.  I am not impressed anymore by the emotional bonding and euphoria created by revolutionary crowds. Finished, done, my enthusiasm squashed after years of promising rallies in central squares whose intent and hopes smashed headlong into reality.  The crowd is not to be trusted. It only knows enthusiasm, not direction, not vision, not a moral compass. We went as…
  • Struggling with Shammai and Hillel in the tough spots

    mgopin
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:24 am
                          Originally published in The Times of Israel My entire life’s trajectory of peace work was determined at an early age by Hillel’s words and deeds, his compassion and love for all human beings, his commitment to patience with everyone, his passionate search for peace. When he responds to a particularly difficult potential convert who, mockingly or arrogantly, wants the whole Torah while standing on one foot, I watched every word and reaction. This stranger in fact…
  • Jewish State, majority Jewish state, state of all its citizens, and the healing of history

    mgopin
    6 Jan 2014 | 12:46 pm
                          I am completely committed to a safe haven for Jewish people after 1600 years of insecurity and periodic persecution, occasionally unspeakable tragedy due to homelessness and inequality in a world where many religions still are not used to coexistence as equals. That is why I am happy that the West finally recognized its sins decades ago, after the Holocaust and embraced a safe haven for Jewish people. It is great that there is a place to go, automatic…
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  • Guys Just Can't Do Sexy Voices

    Matt Cantor
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The ability to make one's voice sound hot is, apparently, limited to women. At least that's what a new study finds: Researchers in Pennsylvania asked women to "speak as if they were trying to impress someone with whom they were romantically interested." The subjects did it easily, almost all by...
  • Police: 2 Men Hit Cyclist, Try to Dump Body

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Texas police have arrested two men accused of trying to dump a cyclist's body after running him over on a highway Thursday morning, Raw Story reports. According to police, 38-year-old Eduardo Arguelles was cycling with a friend on US Highway 281 in Edinburg at around 4:30am when a white...
  • Feds Approve 'Powdered Alcohol'

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    As if alcohol, marijuana, caffeine, and pills of various kinds aren't enough to give Americans a buzz, the federal government has approved a new product: powdered booze, reports Gawker . Even the company behind it, Palcohol, says the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's approval caught it off guard....
  • 1 Dead, Others Wounded in Russia-Ukraine Gun Battle

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Ukraine and Russia traded blame today for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The identity of the attackers remained unclear. Russia blamed militant Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian government said the attack near...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Curses Fan During Show

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Neil Patrick Harris showed off his wicked tongue at last night's performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway by shouting at an audience member—but was it all part of the show? A female fan cried out, "I love you, Neil!" to which he responded, "I'm doing something...
 
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  • Dr Hilderman Joins Golden Production Band

    suzank
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    By Kezia Agaba Dr Hilderman has joined Uganda‘s newly formed Eagles Production Band. He says he was inspired by the charisma of this new group which broke off from Eagles Production and also hopes to reap big. Hilderman who had announced some time back that he has five years to leave the music world, now […]
  • Golola’s 7 Year Old Son off the Limelight

    suzank
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    By Kezia Agaba Uganda’s King of Kickboxing, Moses Golola has a seven year old son. Had it not been the rules which govern our daily writing, we would have him here for you on screen.Golola junior is just like Golola Moses of Uganda, strong with notable resemblance. He had this child with a lady who […]
  • Ex-members of Eagles Production to Hold Joint Show to Raise Shs 320 Debt

    suzank
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    By Kezia Agaba Former Eagles Production members are set to hold a joint show to raise the shs 320 debt the band had accumulated before splitting last month. All the ex-members will perform in four shows called ; ‘Bye-Bye Eagles’ in May 2014.The money raised will go towards settling the Shs 320 million Promoter Balaam […]
  • Rebel MPs Condemn NRM Campaign to Popularize President Museveni

    suzank
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    By Jumah Nsubuga The rebels MPs have condemned the ongoing campaign by NRM MPs to popularize president Museveni to the public. The MPs who included Theodore Ssekikubo, Wilfred Niwagaba and Barnabas Tinkasimiire said that, the campaign is not called for adding that, this campaign is wastage of tax payers’ money on a none-starter project. While […]
  • Ban Returns to Airwaves in Central African Republic to Call for End to Fighting

    suzank
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken to the airwaves to make a personal appeal to Central African Republic citizens to end the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims which continues to widen. In a radio message yesterday, he appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace. “Your future is not […]
 
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  • The story of the 500 year old frozen girl

    Admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The Inca girl was only 15 years old and has been nick named 'the maiden'.Her frozen body was found in 1999 on the Argentinian volcano llullaillaco, which i cant pronounce.This volcano has a 6739 meter high summit and was being explored at the time when the expedition came across the inca girl. She was chosen by the inca people to live with her gods. But in reality she was sacrificed to the gods for religion. The body of the girl is perfectly preserved and looks as if she died very recently, but in fact the poor girl had died around 500 years ago. Scientists where able to determine her diet by…
  • Young Man With Down Syndrome Has The Best Reaction After Learning He’s Accepted To College

    Admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Noah really wants to go to the University of Wisconsin. Naturally, he’s a die-hard Badgers fan. So when he discovered he was accepted to his favorite school, he couldn’t help but scream, rip off his sweatshirt, and dance!
  • Jumbo Jets Landing And Taking Off In Powerful Crosswinds Is Terrifying

    Admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    These days, most people take flying for granted. But there’s nothing like being thrown around like a tin can by powerful winds to remind you that the plane you are riding in is at the mercy of the weather. Aviation obsessed Flugsnug made this chilling compilation of airplanes being tossed around due to powerful winds during take-off and landing procedures at Britain’s Birmingham Airport from the past winter.  
  • The Dark Knight, artificial satellites that haunts researchers!

    Admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    A satellite located in space in 1960, unclaimed by Americans or Russians, still arouses much controversy, especially regarding its origin. But what is the history of this satellite? A video posted on the Internet seems to provide some clarification. In 1899, Nikola Tesla discovered an electronic signal, which was believed to have come from space. Three decades later, the same signal is received by radio amateurs. And after four decades, North American listening station detects a radar echo, coming from an unknown origin satellites orbiting the Earth, according to an announcement made at the…
  • The oldest pyramid in the world discovered

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    10 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    An impressive discovery was made in the Crimea, one of the most beautiful places in Ukraine (or Russia). The oldest pyramid in the world is been discovered, built in the time of dinosaurs, says a Ukrainian scientist. The pyramid was discovered accidentally by a scientist during tests conducted in order to find water sources, write Crimean News Agency. TV channel ICTV in Ukraine presented a report in which the scientist Vitali Goh discovered a giant pyramid with a height of 45 meters and 72 meters base side. He argues that the pyramid was built back when dinosaurs lived. The building is…
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  • Uhuru to leave Monday for State visit to Qatar

    SIMON NDONGA
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    A statement from State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the discussions will centre on ways of bolstering bilateral ties between Kenya and Qatar/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to embark on a three-day state visit to Qatar on Monday accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. During the visit, the President will meet His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and senior government officials of the State of Qatar to discuss various avenues of cooperation between the two countries where Kenya’s energy security agenda will feature…
  • COTU plans on Labour Day venues inconsequential -PUSETU

    SIMON NDONGA
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kubasu further emphasised the need for the day not to be perceived as a war between COTU and PUSETU and that there should be full public participation/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 20 – The Federation of Public Service Trade Unions (PUSETU) now says that the move by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) to book all the venues ahead of the Labour Day celebrations is inconsequential. Speaking to Capital FM News, Vice -Chairman Sammy Kubasu indicated that Labour Day is not a COTU affair and that they will still be present during the occasion. Kubasu further emphasised the need for the…
  • Man stabs five in Kisumu including his child

    OJWANG JOE
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Tom Obuya a resident says the woman resisted and raised, the man then produced a knife stabbing his wife, the kid and three neighbours who had rushed to the help of the woman/FILENAIROBI, Kenya Apr 20 – Residents of Nyalenda slums in Kisumu woke up to a shock on Sunday morning when a man stabbed five people including his wife and kid. Local residents say the man who had separated with his wife stormed their home and demanded custody of their child. Tom Obuya a resident says the woman resisted and raised, the man then produced a knife stabbing his wife, the kid and three neighbours who…
  • Pope leads Easter celebrations marred by Ukraine

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Pope Francis leads the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday at the St Peter’s basilica/AFPVATICAN CITY, Apr 20 – Pope Francis celebrated Easter mass on Sunday with a message of social solidarity as the world’s Orthodox marked a holiday marred by bitter divisions over Ukraine and clashes broke out in Jerusalem. Francis led the ceremony for the holiest day in the Christian calendar on St Peter’s Square, which will be followed by a special blessing and address to crowds of Catholic faithful in the famous Vatican piazza. Swiss Guards and cardinals could be seen as tens of…
  • Saudi woman defies driving ban, husband fined

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    The unveiling of a model of the Saudi-made Meeya vehicle/AFPRIYADH, Apr 20 – A Saudi woman defied the kingdom’s ban on female driving, getting behind the wheel of her husband’s car before police detained the couple and fined the man, a newspaper said Sunday. The 23-year-old woman was caught driving on Thursday in the Qatif district in Eastern Province, the Saudi Gazette said, adding police forced the couple to sign a pledge not to repeat the offence. They were released on bail and the traffic department fined her 28-year-old husband 900 riyals ($240) and impounded his car…
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  • Pakistan: Prominent TV anchor shot after car chase

    Descrier Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Gunmen have shot a prominent Pakistan television personality after a dramatic car chase on the streets of Karachi. Hamid Mir of Geo TV was tailed from the airport in his car by unidentified men in a car and on motorcycles, before they opened fire and shot him three times. The wounds to his stomach and legs were not life-threatening and Mir is reported to be in a stable condition after the attack. Mir’s brother, leading investigative journalist Amir Mir, has blamed Pakistan’s intelligence and security agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for orchestrating the attack for his…
  • Saudi Arabia’s 1km high Kingdom Tower to be world’s tallest building

    Descrier Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Construction on Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower is to begin next week, which will become the world’s tallest building. The 200 floor tower near the coastal city of Jeddah will cost £780 million and take five years to complete. Once it has finished, the 1km-tall building will stand 172m taller than the current record holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and be more than three times taller than London’s Shard. Kingdom Tower is part of a £13 billion redevelopment of Kingdom City, which overlooks the Red Sea, with the construction of commercial centres, housing, shops, and schools.
  • Watch: Meteorite explodes over Russian city at night

    Descrier Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Motorists in the northern Russian city of Murmansk were shocked to see a suspected meteorite flash across the night sky on Saturday morning. The fireball pulsated as it scorched through the night sky at around 02:00 local time (23:00 BST). The fireball has not been confirmed as a meteorite, with some claiming that it could space debris re-entering the atmosphere, but a number of drivers caught images of a bright blue explosion on their dashboard cameras, as shown in the video above from the RT news network. Many Russian drivers install dashboard cameras to avoid fraudulent car accident…
  • Does Apple Maps offer proof of the Loch Ness Monster?

    Descrier Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    A sharp-eyed man from Darlington claims to have spotted the outline of the elusive Loch Ness Monster on Apple Maps’ satellite images. Andrew Dixon, 26, is one of two people who independently spotted Nessie on Apple Maps, telling the Daily Mail: “It was a total fluke that I found it. I was looking at satellite images of my town and then just thought I’d have a look at Loch Ness.” Some have described the 30m-long dark blur as the wake of a boat, but the boat seems to be missing from the picture, and there have never been submarines in the loch. It is most likely a glitch in…
  • Archaeologists discover pens and a book in ancient Egyptian writer’s tomb

    Descrier Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    A team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered the tomb of an ancient writer in southern Egypt, with a book, pens, and a bronze inkwell discovered at the site. The writing artefacts were discovered next to a mummy, with the tomb dated to around 600BC, during on of Egypt’s last phaoronic dynasties, possibly from the reign of Necho II. The archaeologists believe that the man entombed at the site would have been from the pharaoh’s priest class, with Egypt’s minister of antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim saying that he would have had a major impact on the “intellectual and…
 
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  • Demi Lovato Talks The Mystery of Twerking, ‘Adrenaline Junky’ Mishaps, Annoying Simon Cowell on Conan VIDEO

    Abraham O"lA.
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Demi Lovato may be busy sparing with Simon Cowell on the X Factor, but the former Disney Channel star took the time to stop by Conan to discuss annoying her costar, what not to do when you go rock climbing, and the twerking phenomenon. The 19-year-old singer has recently taken Throwback Thursday to a whole new level, unearthing old embarrassing pictures of the notorious cantankerous Cowell and posting them on her Twitter account. Whether or not it makes the judge angry, Lovato isn’t sure. “I don’t really know for sure and I kind off don’t really care because I…
  • Tyler Perry: My Mother Lied About My Biological Father

    Abraham O"lA.
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
      Tyler Perry is opening up about a family secret. He revealed that the man who raised him, Emmitt Perry, Sr., is not his biological father. “I love my mother to death but she lied to me,” he told Radio One founder Cathy Hughes during an interview at Women’s Empowerment 2014.Perry added that he always suspected that Perry, Sr. wasn’t his real father because of the abuse that he inflicted on him. Perry’s mother, who is now deceased, always insisted that the man he refers to as a “bastard,” was his biological father.According to NewsOne, Perry…
  • THE FIVE TYPE OF GUY U NEED TO MEET , BUT NEVER MARRY ! ….heheh u smiled , yeah doing the same here…

    Abraham O"lA.
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    the kind of guys every lady should meet… 1. The One Who Never Wanted to Commit—Until He Met You This sounds like the dream, right? The guy who proclaimed to all that he’d never settle down with anyone ever, and then ate his words when you came along? But the problem is that no matter how wowed by you he is now, the moment things become less exciting, less overwhelmingly amazing between the two of you (and the moment will come), he is likely to have second thoughts. And that will make you feel awful. Maybe you’ll sense it happening, in which case you’ll probably try…
  • ARE U A GUY AND YOU THINK YOU SMART ? check this out , 5 Things Every Smart, Single Man Is Looking for in a Woman

    Abraham O"lA.
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
        It’s late Friday night, and the bar in which I find myself is like an ancient ship’s lower deck: dark wood and barrels. The band performing in the far corner matches the mood. It’s a jug band, which is exactly what it sounds like: a few guys drawing bassy notes out of empty jugs while another guy plays a guitar made out of a cigar box. Couples are dancing, drinks sloshing out in little waves. I’m out with my close group of friends and, of course, I see a very attractive woman getting a drink at the bar. First I see her in profile, her dark hair tucked…
  • The Johnny Depp Problem

    Abraham O"lA.
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    transcendent trailer If you’re a producer in Hollywood and you’re trying to get a movie made, you want the biggest star possible and until recently, Johnny Depp was always on the list. Not only is Depp a well-respected actor but his films have grossed a total of $8 billion at the global box office. He comes with a built-in fan base, which makes marketing easier, and he has the ability to elevate mediocre material to blockbuster levels (see all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies). But even Johnny Depp isn’t a sure thing any more. His latest film, Transcendence is expected to earn $21…
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  • Toronto woman killed in Hwy. 401 collision near Cambridge

    Richard Dambrosi
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Toronto woman killed in Hwy. 401 collision near Cambridge A 54-year-old Toronto woman is dead after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with a concrete median on Highway 401, east of Cambridge Sunday afternoon, Ontario Provincial Police say. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The three other occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. OPP are now looking to speak with any witnesses to the crash. Related articles One person killed in Highway 401 crash, OPP say Two dead, two seriously injured in QEW crash Victoria man, 26, killed in…
  • Asian shares open mixed; Nikkei rises despite weak trade data

    Richard Dambrosi
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Asian shares open mixed; Nikkei rises despite weak trade data Asian stock markets started the week mixed on Monday in the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the Easter holidays. Trading volumes will likely remain thin with Australian, New Zealand and Hong Kong markets shut for the long Easter weekend. Still, geopolitical risk is likely to be in focus following a gun attack in the eastern part of Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists near the city of Slaviansk said three of their men were killed, reportedly by an ultra-nationalist Ukrainian group.
  • Motorcycle Fatality in the Northwest

    Richard Dambrosi
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Motorcycle Fatality in the Northwest On 2014 04 19 at 1820 hrs a fatal motorcycle collision occurred in front of 194 Panamount Heights N.W. A 24 year old male was test riding a 2013 Suzuki SV 650 Sport Bike in the residential neighborhood. He was traveling at a high rate of speed when he entered a patch of pea gravel. He lost control of the motorcycle and struck a light standard. The male was transported to Foothills Hospital in life threatening condition. He died from his injuries shortly after arriving. The victim did not own the Suzuki, but did have a proper class 6 driver’s license. He…
  • Statement from Families of Brentwood Victims

    Richard Dambrosi
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Statement from Families of Brentwood Victims In this time of tremendous grief and tragedy, our five families have come together as one. We know the public and media are searching to understand how this could have happened, as are we. But we also know that these answers will take time and nothing will come as quickly as we want or need. As a group, we have come together to support one another, and in time, start the healing process. First, we must say goodbye to our loved ones, which includes memorials and funerals over the coming days and weeks. We ask that in this time of unimaginable…
  • The Calgary Fire Department Responds to South East House Fire

    Richard Dambrosi
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    The Calgary Fire Department Responds to South East House Fire   At approximately 6:30 this evening the Calgary Fire Department responded to Diamond Bay SE for reports of alarm bells ringing.  Upon arrival, fire crews found a two story with no outward indications of smoke or fire.  Upon further investigation, fire crews encountered thick black smoke contained within the structure.  Firefighters ventilated the home, then entered and quickly extinguished the blaze, confining the fire damage to a single room.  Firefighters interviewed neighbors who stated that the family of six, who…
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  • Tax and Spending Ideas to Reduce Inequality

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Rising inequality around the world is becoming a cause of increasing concern. The IMF recently contributed to the debate by suggesting how governments might use tax and spending to reduce the gap between the haves and the have lesses, without slowing down growth.
  • Arrested Development: The Role of Agriculture

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Why are some countries richer than others? The key may lie in the agricultural sector, says one expert, who suggests that low agricultural productivity may be keeping poor countries in a state of arrested development.
  • Man Versus Nature

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The frequency of natural disasters has increased, and it’s usually poorer countries that are more affected than the developed. But IMF economists say the right policies can softened their devastating impact.
  • World Braced to Meet Rising Energy Needs, says BP economist

    9 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Over the next two decades, global energy consumption is expected to increase by more than 40 percent, according to the Chief Economist of BP, who describes some of the likely tectonic shifts in the energy sector of the future.
  • The Limits of Economics

    23 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Economists use models to try to make sense of economic trends and shape policies. But, since the financial meltdown of 2008, many have criticized what they see as an overreliance on these models which failed to predict the crisis. The former President of the European Central Bank suggests ways these models might be improved.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • SP PNG HUNTERS BEAT SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 16 - 4

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    SKIPPER Israel Eliab put in a great captains knock as the SP PNG Hunters defeated Sunshine Coast Falcons 16-4 in their Round Eight Intrust Super Cup match.Eliab scored two tries, one on either end of the half, to also collect the man of the match award.His first a 90-metre length of the field try opened up the scorecard minutes off a run of play where he scooped up the loose ball and sprinted away.The second was an equally crucial one which broke the “arm wrestle” between both sides as the game was still in the balance with the scores at 12-4.After a scrum win Eliab split through the…
  • SP PNG Hunters ready for Sunshine Coast Falcons

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    THE PNG Hunters have their spears sharpened for an all out assault on the winless Sunshine Coast Falcons to push their agenda in round eight of the Queensland Cup rugby league competition today.While the Ivan Henjak-coached Falcons are just two matches short of their longest losing streak in the state league, they will not get any favours from the battered and beaten Hunters eager to please.Henjak, the former Brisbane Broncos NRL coach was recently quoted as saying that the Hunters are an exciting team to watch.With the Hunters breaking a brief losing streak, they have regained that killer…
  • SP PNG Hunters name squad for round 8 clash with Sunshine Coast Falcons

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    THE SP Papua New Guinea Hunters have maintained their usual practice of naming an extended squad of 20 to be reduced by two by travel time.This is despite some slight adjustments in practice with the team to remain in Australia instead of returning home after this weekend’s Round Eight Intrust Super game against Sunshine Coast Falcons this Sunday.The next two back-to-back away games are closer in between times and the SP PNG Hunters management decided it is a more sensible option to keep the team in Australia for both games. There are four days in between games and it has been decided that…
  • US, PNG sign military agreement

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Papua New Guinea has signed an acquisition and cross servicing agreement with the United States to strengthen their bilateral partnership and co-operation in military logistics.PNG Defence Force Commander Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo and Secretary for Defence John Porti met with the US Pacific Command commander Admiral Samuel Locklear and the US defence attaché to PNG, Commander Scott Sherhard, to sign the agreement at Murray Barracks yesterday.The bilateral agreement will facilitate the exchange of logistics support, supplies and services during exercises, training or emergencies such…
  • O'neill: Bring debate to Parliament

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said Parliament is the appropriate forum, where Members can bring up issues, they feel need proper attention and focus, to be debated on."While I welcome Polye’s invitation, the appropriate venue for the debate he proposes is Parliament. It is there that the nation can decide whether the issues being brought up are of national importance, or merely personal frustrations," Mr O’Neill said.Last Friday Mr Polye had indicated that he wanted an open debate on television and the mass media to allow for issues of the K3 billion UBS loan, the K50 million payments to…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • The Ukraine Deal: Has Putin Realized He Overplayed His Hand

    Roland Flamini
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Vladimir Putin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula may have boosted his popularity, but that hasn’t prevented $64 billion from flowing out of the country since the beginning of 2014. “The capital outflow is a powerful statement about how the commercial sector feels about the situation,” said Finnish diplomat Jaakko Iloniemi, a former ambassador to Washington and now senior adviser to President Martti Ahtisaari. Economic considerations may have been a factor in Thursday’s tentative deal in Geneva, even as Putin perhaps comes to the realization that he has “overplayed his hand,”…
  • Kremlin 'Reforms' Usurp Local Elections, Self-Government

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    As the Russian Foreign Ministry continues to issue Orwellian statements demanding immediate “federalization” in Ukraine, the Kremlin is moving to dismantle what little remains of federalism and self-government in Russia. This week, the State Duma passed a bill that abolishes direct elections for mayors and legislative councils in 67 cities across the country, including 56 regional capitals. The leaders of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party who spearheaded the municipal “reform” did not even pretend to provide justification. With federal and regional elections closely managed to…
  • Mysterious Suicides in China's Leadership

    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A spate of suicides among officials in China has caught the country’s attention. Beijing’s censors have quickly moved to end speculation about the deaths, indicating the Communist Party’s sensitivity, but everyday people remain suspicious. The body of Xu Yean, 58, of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, was discovered on April 8th in his Beijing office. He was the fourth high-ranking official to take his own life in recent months.  The week before, Zhou Yu, a police official in Chongqing, was found hanged, in a hotel. Said to be suffering from depression, he was involved in the…
  • To Embargo or Not

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    It's impossible to visit and write about Cuba without mentioning the US embargo, so I wrote a piece about it for the print edition of World Affairs. It's available online now. Here's the first part. Aside from the Arab boycott against Israel, American sanctions against Cuba have lasted longer than any other embargo in the modern era. The sanctions were imposed in stages in the early 1960s after Fidel Castro began economic warfare against the United States by nationalizing private US property on the island. Cuban communism survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War,…
  • Putin’s Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Putin’s Russia has become what the US Department of State calls a “state sponsor of terrorism.” Here’s how: After the Anschluss of Crimea, Putin had three options. He could invade all or parts of Ukraine, or hope that pro-Russian demonstrators would flood Ukraine’s streets and assert their “people power.” The first option has not been pursued, perhaps because it’s too risky. The second failed, as the vast majority of Ukraine’s southeastern citizens have remained indifferent or opposed to unification with Russia. That left Putin with one remaining option: terrorism. Here’s…
 
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    Pars Herald

  • Six SEIS Tax Slip Ups For Start-Up Investors

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offers some generous tax breaks, but it’s easy for inexperienced investors to lose money slipping up on some tax banana skins. Financial web site SEIS.co.uk has published some warnings for would-be SEIS investors to watch out for listing the six key points to look out for that could cost money. Here, Stuart Smith of SEIS.co.uk goes through some of the issues: Is the investment really a SEIS? – HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) pre-approves SEIS investments, so check out the deal by calling the tax man to check the investment has genuine…
  • Who Can Transfer Their UK Pension To A QROPS?

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    If you are an expat or international worker with UK pension rights, the chances are that you have received duff offshore pension advice from a British-based financial adviser. Even HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is unsure whether British residents can move their pension funds into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). The Financial Conduct Authority – the UK’s pension advice regulator – has already warned advisers that they should include information about QROPS when discussing retirement options with clients. But QROPS advice seems to be a black hole for many –…
  • Deadly Virus Kills 80 In West Africa

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    Expats and business travellers visiting some parts of West Africa are warned that more than 80 people have died from the deadly Ebola virus. Nearly 150 cases have been reported to doctors across Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Ghana. The outbreak is centred on Guinea, where another 400 suspected cases are under investigation. The cause of the virus is unknown, but is spread among humans, primates and bats. An infection can lead to multiple organ failure and death. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned travellers to stay away until the virus is brought under control. “The…
  • Police Stripped Of Driving Offence Deportation Power

    Ali Shahsavandi
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Police in Kuwait have lost a controversial power to deport expats over traffic convictions after a campaign by human rights activists. A new law demands police must get Interior Ministry permission to send an expat out of the country. The move follows concerns over how police were using their powers after thousands of motorists were deported last year. Until the law was changed, a senior police officer could sign the deportation notice. The new law was cheered by the Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) as a “step in the right direction” to protect the rights of the state’s…
  • Beware The Well-Meaning Armchair QROPS Experts

    Saeed Maleki
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Shopping for a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) online is complicated enough without the reams of well-meaning but often wrong advice. Forums, expats and armchair experts all give their views on the rights and wrongs of QROPS online. Some of their advice is good, but much is out-of-date and does not comply with current HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) rules for offshore pensions. What’s worse, many of the so-called professional advisers also get the basics let alone the nitty-gritty details wrong. One recent press release claims HMRC is responsible for protecting QROPS…
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    Social Enterprise Buzz

  • Sensimat: A new technology to prevent bed sores

    Melissa Ip
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are common for those whose mobility is confined, such as wheelchair users. It happens when the skin is pressed against a surface for prolonged periods because of the inability to change positions or sense the need to do so. The average person shifts their position unconsciously, just as they do when breathing. It’s automatic. But in the US and Canada, for instance, there are three million wheelchair users, of which over 300,000 have a spinal cord injury that impairs sensation under the torso and increases susceptibility to bed sore injuries because…
  • European Commission received a record 1,200 entries for the social innovation competition

    Melissa Ip
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Last fall, the European Commission launched a second social innovation competition, asking Europeans to once again come up with ideas to tackle unemployment in the region. It announced today that over 1,200 proposals were received, up from over 600 in the competition’s inaugural year. The country with the most entries was Italy (351) followed by Portugal (170) and Romania (98). The “others” category in the chart consists of: Ireland (9 entries), Cyprus (8), Finland (8), Estonia (6), FYR of Macedonia (6), Croatia (4), Luxembourg (4), Norway (4), Serbia (2), Slovakia (2), Albania…
  • In Hong Kong, building websites accessible to all is a big deal

    Melissa Ip
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    For some, landing on a website that automatically plays a sound can be downright annoying. For people with visual impairment who rely on screen readers, having multiple audio sources playing at the same time can make the website impossible to use. Over the weekend, the Hong Kong government presented awards to 110 businesses and organizations with website and mobile app designs that facilitate access by all, including people with visual, physical, hearing, and cognitive impairment. The awards, part of the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme, first began in 2012 to show appreciation for local…
  • Social enterprise at the BoP an encouraging sign, says Sankalp director

    Melissa Ip
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    After a rigorous six-month application, evaluation, and mentoring process, the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards has chosen the final eight social enterprises to compete for a $40,000 grand prize. They are Swayambhu Biologics (Agriculture, Food & Livelihoods), Aura Herbal (Clean Energy/Technology), Karadi Path (Education & Vocational Training), Kinara Capital (Financial Inclusion), iKure (Health, Water & Sanitation), Spatial Ideas (Technology for Development), MicroGraam (Women Empowerment), and Nokooda (Clean Cookstoves). In addition, the Sankalp People’s Choice Award went to…
  • Gulf region gets Ashoka support

    Melissa Ip
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Ashoka Arab World has launched a new program to give social entrepreneurs in the UAE and the Gulf region a helping hand. The project, unveiled at a launch event in Dubai, is called the Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program (ASEP), and will help social entrepreneurs in the areas of healthcare, women participation for inclusive growth, and environment scale up their operations. The idea is to connect social entrepreneurs with business entrepreneurs. A group of business entrepreneurs from the region has already been enlisted to participate in this initiative. Under the ASEP, social…
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    Market Oasis

  • Spring Is Here! Did You Know that April Is Financial Capability Month?

    kevinanchi
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    By Tameka Montgomery President Barack Obama recently proclaimed April National Financial Capability Month. Recognizing the importance of financial planning in achieving the American Dream, this month calls on individuals to empower themselves by seeking knowledge and tools for strong financial capability. In today’s world economy, financial capability is vital to entrepreneurs and small business owners trying to start, grow, and succeed in the marketplace. Whether your target market is global or your local neighborhood, SBA’s network of Small Business Development…
  • Helping Small Businesses Grow Through Green Efforts

    kevinanchi
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Stephen Morris Note: this post is by Donna J. Butler, SBA’s Senior Sustainability Officer & Deputy Chief Operating Officer SBA helps small businesses find solutions to make their operations run efficiently. That’s why this Earth Day and every day SBA encourages small businesses to incorporate a green office environment. Whether it’s changing to a more energy efficient lighting system, implementing a recycling program, or considering eco-friendly machinery—all of these techniques help to conserve energy and save money. SBA also helps entrepreneurs and…
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers

    kevinanchi
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    St. Paul, Minn., April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. …read more Read more here: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers      The post Agriculture…
  • USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals

    kevinanchi
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million in grants to help schools purchase needed kitchen equipment as they continue to provide school lunches and breakfasts that give children the nutrition they need to learn and grow. Over 90 percent of schools report that they are successfully meeting the updated nutrition standards, serving meals with more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy, and less sodium and fat. These new grants provide additional support to…
  • ChallengeHer—Creating Opportunities & Access to Federal Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses

    kevinanchi
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    By John Shoraka If you’re a woman-owned small business looking to contract with the federal government and seeking assistance on how to navigate in the federal procurement arena, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has good news for you! In FY 2012, the federal government awarded $16.1 billion in federal contracts to women-owned businesses, but there is still more work to be done. That is why the SBA is continuing its partnership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express Open on the ChallengeHer initiative that was launched last spring, to help more…
 
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  • White House urges parents to monitor children for signs of becoming terrorists

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    In the very city where the surviving Tsarnaev brother will stand trial for the murder of four and wounding hundreds in the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack, one of the more senior Obama Administration security officials...
  • Kansas Jewish Center shooter: Sought public office twice as a Democrat

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The individual arrested earlier this week as the suspected trigger-man behind the Kansas Jewish Centers shootings has quite the history of seeking public office, as reported by the right-of-center news portal The Daily Caller on April 14...
  • Nancy Pelosi accuses GOP of playing the Irish race card

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Failing to name names, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is accusing Congressional Republicans of playing racial favorites , as reported by the left-of-center news portal The Daily Beast on April 14, 2014, the Los Angeles Times on March 14, 2014...
  • Egyptian demands Israel pay reparations for Biblical plagues

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Possibly disregarding that the Biblical ten plagues were brought down on the Egyptians roughly 3,500 years ago, a popular columnist in the North African nation is calling on his government to take the State of Israel to court for...
  • A Catholic's case in favor of Capitol Punishment

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Editorial Provocative photograph, isn't it? I hope so — it was mean to be.For those of us old enough to remember, the image of Nguyễn Văn Lém, formerly of the Viet...
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    International Relations Online

  • IR Online Goes Mobile

    John Sinden
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    International Relations Online at American University is designed to maximize convenience for students earning a master’s degree in IR. The IR Online app enables students to access course materials, communicate with classmates and teachers, and otherwise participate in the program anytime, anywhere. This enhances the IR Online learning experience by allowing students to view and review course materials with much greater flexibility than ever before. The IR Online mobile app features include: Course materials: Students have access to lessons, documents, photographs, videos, and more. Course…
  • The Costs of Brazil Hosting the World Cup

    Samuel Roods
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The preparation period for the June 12, 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been rocky. Riddled with issues, such as fears of incomplete stadium construction and confirmed worker deaths, Brazil also faces deeper economic, social, and political costs of hosting the World Cup. These deeper issues and their outcomes set the stage for Brazil’s future status as a respected, modern, and developed nation. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) details the benefits of hosting the World Cup on its Web site. It states that hosting the tournament “[helps] in breaking down social…
  • Weekly News Roundup: Week of 4/7

    John Sinden
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
      Stay in the loop about global issues with our list of this week’s major happenings in international relations: News From Our Faculty Threat of Justice: Israel fears prosecution in The Hague, and the Palestinians know it. But does the world’s war crimes court want to get involved? – Professor David Bosco – Foreign Policy At the beginning of April, Palestine submitted applications to join more than a dozen international organizations and treaties. The move was a calibrated step in Palestine’s elaborate dance toward recognition as a fully sovereign state. The bid…
  • Where Are We Now? The Millennium Development Goals — Part Four

    Katie Schenk
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Source: The United Nations In 2000, United Nations member states adopted the Millennium Declaration and its accompanying goals. Collectively known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), each of the eight goals aims to eliminate extreme poverty, the conditions it causes, and its effects. The final installment of this series covers the seventh and eighth goals, which focus on environmental sustainability and a development framework. The purpose of these two goals is to support and sustain the global efforts invested into the first six goals. When the MDGs were created, the UN General…
  • Where Are We Now? The Millennium Development Goals — Part Three

    Katie Schenk
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Source: The United Nations “Human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.” Rio Declaration, 1992 In 2000, the United Nations (UN) undertook to change the world radically by reducing the symptoms and laying the foundation for a sustainable future. This Millennium Declaration led to the formation of eight goals collectively known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The fifth and sixth MDGs consider the effects of poverty on the health and welfare of the poorest populations.
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Threat to privacy: FBI’s facial recognition database will contain 52 million criminal, non-criminal images by 2015

    Anna Domanska
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The FBI is currently planning to have a fully operational facial recognition system in place, which could contain a massive 52 million images by 2015, a big jump from the 16 million the database contained in the middle of 2013. By 2015, the system will contain up to 52 million images that will help identify individuals of interest. Out of these, 46 million will come from criminal images like mug shots Documents regarding the construction of FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which may hold data on as many as a third of all Americans was released in response to a…
  • Twitter Acquires Social Data Provider Gnip To Better Deliver Aggregated Data

    Carrie Ann
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Adding to its growing list of data companies, the popular micro blogging site Twitter announced on Tuesday that it acquired social analytics firm Gnip to enhance the information it is able to provide to advertisers and businesses. The financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Gnip originally founded in 2008, is the world’s largest social data provider. Twitter has already worked closely with the Boulder, Colorado-based company to gain insight on user-generated data for the past several years. Gnip was Twitter’s first data partner, which means it was the first firm to have…
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation To Acquire Motorola Division Business For $3.45 Billion

    Richard Meryn
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    In yet another major tech deal barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) agreed to purchase Motorola Solutions Inc.’s (NYSE:MSI) enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction, the companies announced in a joint statement on Tuesday. The combined business of Zebra and Motorola Solutions is expected to have about 20,000 channel partners in more than 100 countries. The deal, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is liable to customary closing conditions comprising regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed…
  • Google Patents Smart Contact Lens System That Includes Built-In Tiny Cameras

    Anna Domanska
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    As the tech giant’s $1500 wearable face computer, known as Google Glass finally went on sale to the US general public yesterday, news emerged that Google is now getting into the contact lens game that could one day revolutionize the way we see the world. Google has reportedly patented a smart contact lens system that includes built-in cameras. Google has reportedly patented a smart contact lens system that includes built-in cameras. By embedding a camera into a contact lens, users could potentially process different kinds of data that could then be relayed to a connected smartphone.
  • Huge Boost In The Netflix Streaming Speeds Following Recent Comcast deal

    Richard Meryn
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    Netflix monthly statistics for March shows a significant boost in the overall performance of the service. Its streaming speeds on Comcast’s internet service increased 65 percent after the deal between the two companies was made.  Comcast is now delivering Netflix content at an average streaming speed of 2.5Mbps, up from the 1.15Mbps delivered in January. Netflix streaming speeds on Comcast’s internet service increased 65 percent after the deal between the two companies was made. Besides, Comcast jumped ahead to fifth place in Netflix’s ranking of Internet service providers…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • 35 Years of Café Adriatico – The Tradition Continues

    Raffy Pekson II
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    It has been 35 years since my parents and I first trekked into the iconic Café Adriatico. During that time, it was still a ground-floor restaurant serving good food and a great ambience. To note, my parents were a strictler to Sunday family days – no dates or work on that holy day, everyday. So, our holy family (yeah, I’m an only child) would try one new restaurant at a time within the city or outside, even if it’s like a two hour drive. Café Adriatico was one place we always came back to, especially when planning for the next Sunday’s new restaurant wasn’t accomplished.
  • Join Pioneer’s The Stories of Friendship Video Competition

    Raffy Pekson II
    9 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    To celebrate its 60th year in serving (the) Filipinos as a friend whom you can depend on to get through life’s ups and downs, Pioneer is launching an exciting contest entitled “Stories of Friendship Video Competition” to college students nationwide. Win P120,000 plus life insurance coverage.
  • Complicated, an Ongoing Exhibit at the Lopez Museum and Library

    Raffy Pekson II
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    I was privy to preview the day before the new exhibit of the Lopez Museum and Library would have opened to the public. Aptly called “Complicated,” the exhibit is curated by Ricky Francisco and Ethel Villafranca and runs from February 21 to August 2, 2014. Museum hours are 8:00am til 5:00pm, Mondays through Saturdays except Sundays and holidays.
  • Qualcomm Delivers Year-End Review and Presents Future Plans

    Raffy Pekson II
    9 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Qualcomm Philippines presented a 2013 year-end review and an overview of future opportunities.
  • IBM Philippnes Launches X6 Servers

    Raffy Pekson II
    23 Feb 2014 | 2:09 am
    IBM Philippines recently held a media briefing to announce their new architecture iteration to the X5 and X3950. Representing IBM was Owen Cammayo, External Relations Leader, Ricky Lopez, Country Manager for System x, and Rajesh Viliyakath, Brand Manager of System x in the ASEAN region.
 
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    Easy Share News

  • Armed men seize police stations in eastern Ukraine

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    DONETSK, Ukraine –  Several dozen armed men seized a police station in a city in eastern Ukraine and hoisted the Russian flag above the building Saturday as tensions in the country's Russian-speaking regions intensify.The city of Slovyansk is about 55 miles north of the regional center, Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters have occupied a government building for nearly a week.About 20 men in balaclavas armed with automatic rifles and pistols were guarding the entrance to the police station in the city of about 120,000 people, and another 20 were believed to be inside. They wore St.
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    E Hacking News - Hacker News and Latest IT Security News

  • Bihar BJP website hacked and defaced by Pakistani Hackers

    Sabari Selvan
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Bharatiya Janata Party's(BJP) website once again has been targeted by hackers claimed to be from Pakistan.This time, a hacker named Muhammad Bilal from Pak Cyber Experts group breached the official Bihar Bjp website(www.biharbjp.org) and defaced the home page.The defacement contains a picture of person standing on Narendra Modi's photo and posted some comments.  The hacker also called India as Stupid."I just woke up for reading Namaz. I just thought i will check BJP website :D good site it was :( then my mind changed :( i thought to write 'Pakistan Army' or 'pakistan zindabad' on the…
  • New variant of Java RAT can use your Android device to mine Litecoin

    Sabari Selvan
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
    A new variant of old Java RAT "UNRECOM" is being distributed via spam emails, detected by TrendMicro. One such spam mail is pretending to be from American Express, informs recipients that their account have been suspended due to suspicious activity."Attached to this mail is your statement with the irregular activities highlighted. Please fill in the required information in the form also attached, this is required for us to continue to offer you service in a safe and risk free environment" The spam mail reads.The attachment is none other than the Java Remote Access Trojan.So, What is New ? We…
  • Michaels confirms security breach affecting 2.6 Million cards

    Sabari Selvan
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    After over two months of investigation, Michaels stores has finally confirmed the payment card data breach affecting approximately 2.6 million cards. The compromised data includes Payment card information such as numbers and expiration date for the payment cards.  However, there is no evidence that other data such as names, PINs,addresses have been accessed. The data breach occurred between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014.  The company said only a small percentage of cards(7%) used at Michaels stores during this period were impacted by this breach.The company is offering one year…
  • Phishing pages trick Steam users to Upload SSFN file

    Sabari Selvan
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Is Steam login page asking you to upload SSFN file? Think twice before uploading, because the legitimate steam site never asks you to upload SSFN file. Steam Guard is extra layer of security.  It will ask you to enter a verification code sent to your email, whenever you try to log in from a computer you haven't used before.This feature will prevent attackers from taking control of your steam account, even if they know your login id and password.  However, there is new Phishing scam uncovered by MalwareBytes that bypasses the Steam Guard protection.  It tricks users into handing…
  • Android malware iBanking helps attackers to hack Facebook account

    Sabari Selvan
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    An attacker can't hack a facebook account which has enabled two-step authentication, even if he know the username and password.  But, if you think Two-Step authentication is enough to keep your faebook account safe from hackers, Think Again! Cyber criminals have started to use Android Banking Trojan "iBanking" to bypass Facebook's two-factor verification.iBanking is malicious android application capable of intercepting SMS messages, forwarding incoming voice calls to any number and record victim's voice using mic.Recently, RSA noted the release of source code for the iBanking…
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    Am & Pm News » World

  • First bodies pulled from submerged S. Korean ferry

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Divers retrieved the first bodies Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace and focus of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. Coastguard officials… The post First bodies pulled from submerged S. Korean ferry appeared first on Am & Pm News.
  • South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers ‘glimpse’ bodies

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted what they believed to be bodies. Coastguard officials said captain… The post South Korea ferry captain arrested, divers ‘glimpse’ bodies appeared first on Am & Pm News.
  • Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis but Obama cautious

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    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement. The agreement laid out concrete steps… The post Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis but Obama cautious appeared first on Am & Pm News.
  • Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis. A concerned NATO said it planned to deploy more forces… The post Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks appeared first on Am & Pm News.
  • Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army in

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country. "The Russian president remarked that the… The post Putin warns Ukraine on brink of civil war as Kiev sends army in appeared first on Am & Pm News.
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • EXCLUSIVE ROBIN DEAKIN INTERVIEW

    ingram jones
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    British professional Boxer Robin Deakin speaks to BaylorIC TV in this exclusive interview where he opens up and tells all about the impact of his boxing license being taken from him. Robin pulls no punches in this interview as he speaks at length about this challenges he faces in and out of the ring in the biggest fight of his career and also has advice for other professional boxers. This is a petition with a plea to The British Boxing Board of Control to reverse the decision of removing the licence held by Robin Deakin. This is a fighter who has always given his all, lives and breathes the…
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    ingram jones
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
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  • Grenada Martial Arts School speak to BaylorIC TV

    ingram jones
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Grenada Martial Arts School speak to BaylorIC Worldwide Television about the benefits of Taekwondo on the island. Director Christine Steele gives a background about the organisation, the young people share their experiences and Master Coach Melvaughan Coutain goes into depth about what it means to teach martial arts.Filed under: Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Black Belt, Bruce Lee, Caribbean Sports. Grenada News, Chuck Norris, grenada, Grenada Martial Arts, Grenada Sports, Grenada Trade Centre, ingram jones, Jackie Chan, Karate, sports, Sports News, Taekwondo
  • Michael Jackson New Album “XSCAPE” to be released in May 2014!!

    ingram jones
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    A new Michael Jackson album, featuring eight new tracks from the late artist’s archive, will be released on 13 May. The Album will be called “Xscape”Filed under: America, BaylorIC Worldwide, ingram jones, Music, Uncategorized, USA Tagged: King of pop, LA Reid, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Album, MJ, Moonwalk, New MJ Album, New MJ Album release, Xscape Album
  • Malik Scott responds to dive accusations after KO defeat to Deontay Wilder

    ingram jones
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Malik Scott Vs Deontay Wilder Post Fight Interview Malik Scott talks to BaylorIC TV about Deontay Wilder knockout defeat.Filed under: Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV, boxing news, DEONTAY WILDER, HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING, Heavyweights, ingram jones, Malik Scott, Malik Scott news, USA Boxing, Wilder Vs Scott
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    Forget Sleep

  • 30 Delicious Three-Ingredient Food Hacks You Can Make Right Now. Number 23 Makes Me Hungry!

    Forget Sleep
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Often times it’s difficult to make delicious meals and deserts since we don’t have the right ingredients, if it’s too expensive, or we simply too busy/lazy to make something. Here are 30 delicious food hacks you can make with stuff you probably have right now. The best part: all of them need only 3 basic ingredients. My mouth is watering just looking at…
  • No, These Photos Are Not From A Sci-Fi Movie. You Won’t Believe Where They Are!

    Forget Sleep
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some of these pictures may look as if they are from the set of an expensive science fiction movie. What is amazing is that these places are right here on Earth and provide people with these necessities we need such as clean water and energy. These photos, taken by photographer Luca Zenier, show the inside of various power plants in Germany. I never knew such places could hold so much beauty as well. Aarmatt I Plant: Interior view of a gas sphere.Katrin I Interior view of the main spectrometer.Leibstadt II Interior view of the cooling tower.Célestins I Spiral driveway.Ferrera III…
  • What Happens When You Drop Ink Into Water? Magic. These Photos Will Blow Your Mind

    Forget Sleep
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some of you may have seen ink drop into water, but not from this angle. Photographer Mike Mawson made this collection of pictures where vibrant ink colors were dropped into water. They swirl together in a magical way, taking on an other-worldly beauty. Be prepared to be amazed… Source The post What Happens When You Drop Ink Into Water? Magic. These Photos Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on Forget Sleep.
  • Is This The Worst Movie Death Ever? Wait Till You See How This Villain Dies…

    Forget Sleep
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Kareteci Kız (Turkish for “Karate Girl”) is a Turkish movie made in 1973 staring popular Turkish acctress Filiz Akin. In the following scene her character Zeynip fatally shoots the movies antagonist Ferruh (played by actor Bülent Kayabaş). What follows are hilariously extended screams of agony until he falls to his death.Be sure to share this hilarious video and like our Facebook page for more awesome content.The post Is This The Worst Movie Death Ever? Wait Till You See How This Villain Dies… appeared first on Forget Sleep.
  • These Break Up Texts Will Have You Rolling On The Floor…They Are Sadly Funny LOL!

    Forget Sleep
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Breaking up is hard and always have been. However technology has somewhat removed the awkwardness of a breakup by letting people avoid their significant other altogether in a face-to-face encounter. This has lead to another awkward situation where people tend to break up using text messages, social networks and email. Here are some hilarious break up texts that are so sad, yet will have you laughing. SourceThe post These Break Up Texts Will Have You Rolling On The Floor…They Are Sadly Funny LOL! appeared first on Forget Sleep.
 
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Mysterious Suicides in China's Leadership

    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A spate of suicides among officials in China has caught the country’s attention. Beijing’s censors have quickly moved to end speculation about the deaths, indicating the Communist Party’s sensitivity, but everyday people remain suspicious. The body of Xu Yean, 58, of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, was discovered on April 8th in his Beijing office. He was the fourth high-ranking official to take his own life in recent months.  The week before, Zhou Yu, a police official in Chongqing, was found hanged, in a hotel. Said to be suffering from depression, he was involved in the…
  • India Goes to the Polls

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    On Monday, voters started to go to the polls in what a recent Economist editorial called “the largest collective democratic act in history.” When voting ends on May 12th, Indians will have chosen a new parliament—and a new leader of their democracy, the world’s biggest. Manmohan Singh, the 13th and current prime minister of India, is stepping down. His party, Indian National Congress, has dominated politics since independence in 1947. Yet it is now conducting a dispirited campaign under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the fourth generation of the country’s most famous political…
  • Taiwan Protests Engulfing Beijing

    Gordon G. Chang
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Over the weekend, citizens from around Taiwan converged on their capital of Taipei for demonstrations over a trade agreement with China. On Saturday, a few thousand citizens rallied to support the beleaguered President Ma Ying-jeou as he pushed for ratification of the unpopular pact. On Sunday, more than a hundred thousand citizens—estimates ranged from 116,000 to 700,000—turned out to “write history,” opposing the deal and supporting students who had taken over the legislature last month. On the evening of Tuesday, March 18th, students broke into the Legislative Yuan and blocked the…
  • China Courts South Korea

    Gordon G. Chang
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    On Sunday, China’s Xi Jinping and South Korea’s Park Geun-hye met on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, their fourth meeting in less than ten months. The two leaders discussed cooperative projects they have been working on since last year, including a memorial hall in China to honor Ahn Jung-geun, a Korean independence fighter known for his 1909 assassination of Hirobumi Ito, when he was Japan’s first governor general of Korea. Xi also said his country would dedicate a stone marker honoring Korean independence fighters. Park, for her part, said Seoul would…
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Non-Political’ Trip to China

    Gordon G. Chang
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:54 am
    With her mother and two daughters, Michelle Obama will travel to Beijing and two other Chinese cities beginning Wednesday. It will be just her third solo trip outside the US. Even before she leaves Washington, the first lady is being criticized for going easy on China’s Communist Party, but in surprising ways her visit could be just what America needs to deal with an unfriendly Chinese leadership. During her week in China, Obama will focus almost exclusively on one of her primary interests. “I make it a priority to talk to young people about the power of education to help them achieve…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • To Embargo or Not

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    It's impossible to visit and write about Cuba without mentioning the US embargo, so I wrote a piece about it for the print edition of World Affairs. It's available online now. Here's the first part. Aside from the Arab boycott against Israel, American sanctions against Cuba have lasted longer than any other embargo in the modern era. The sanctions were imposed in stages in the early 1960s after Fidel Castro began economic warfare against the United States by nationalizing private US property on the island. Cuban communism survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War,…
  • Vietnam is Funded

    Michael J. Totten
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’ve raised the money I need to get to Vietnam later this spring. Thanks so much to everybody who pitched in on Kickstarter. I owe everyone a personal thank-you, but I should wait until the 30-day period ends to make sure I don’t miss anyone. Your regularly scheduled programming will resume shortly.OG Image: 
  • We’re at 70 Percent. Let’s Get to 100.

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:58 pm
    I’ve raised around 70 percent of the money I need to get to Vietnam later this spring, but I won’t get any of it unless the project is 100 percent funded. I’d like to get this wrapped up as soon as possible so I can plan my trip properly and get the prep work taken care of. I’ve already started that process, but I don’t want to move ahead at full speed until I know for sure I can go. So if you haven’t pitched in yet, let’s get this done. The toughest part about completing a successful Kickstarter campaign is getting the word out. I can reach lots of people with my blog, Twitter,…
  • I Need a Kickstarter Boost

    Michael J. Totten
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    My Kickstarter project is 54 percent funded and I will only get money if it’s 100 percent funded. Help me out, folks. You need me out of the office just as much as I need to get out of the office, but I can’t do it without resources. The journalism industry used to cover travel expenses, but that’s a thing of the past.OG Image: 
  • Vladimir Putin and the Zombie Apocalypse

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I’m on the Ricochet podcast again this week. James Lileks, Peter Robinson, and Rob Long interviewed me about Vladimir Putin’s general malfeasance and my new book, Resurrection: A Zombie Novel, which is still selling well and getting great reviews. I come in at 18:15. OG Image: Europe and Central Asia
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Kremlin 'Reforms' Usurp Local Elections, Self-Government

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    As the Russian Foreign Ministry continues to issue Orwellian statements demanding immediate “federalization” in Ukraine, the Kremlin is moving to dismantle what little remains of federalism and self-government in Russia. This week, the State Duma passed a bill that abolishes direct elections for mayors and legislative councils in 67 cities across the country, including 56 regional capitals. The leaders of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party who spearheaded the municipal “reform” did not even pretend to provide justification. With federal and regional elections closely managed to…
  • Putin and the ‘Good Hitler’

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Just when you think Vladimir Putin’s propaganda cannot sink any lower, it invariably does. Andranik Migranyan is a seasoned Kremlin hand. A former member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, a cavalier of the presidentially bestowed Order of Honor, he currently heads the New York office of the so-called Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, a Russian GONGO created on the initiative of Vladimir Putin in 2007 (it also has an office in Paris). This week, the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper published Migranyan’s article attacking Professor Andrei Zubov, a prominent and…
  • UN General Assembly Stigmatizes Putin's Russia

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:57 am
    If Vladimir Putin’s propaganda is to be believed, one of his major achievements has been “restoring Russia’s prestige” and making the country “respected again” on the international stage. As with most claims by the Kremlin spin machine, this does not pass the muster. The 1990s—vilified by Putin’s propaganda—were a period of economic difficulty and political uncertainty for Russia, the former caused to a large extent by the record-low oil prices, and both of them inevitable after the collapse of decades-long totalitarianism. It would not have been surprising to see Russia…
  • Thousands of Russians Protest Putin’s Aggression in Ukraine

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    On Saturday, between 50,000 and 80,000 people marched through the streets and boulevards of downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine and his illegal annexation of Crimea. Carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags and posters reading “For your freedom and ours,” “For Ukraine and Russia without Putin,” “Ukraine, forgive us,” and “Russia is us, not Putin!” the participants of the country’s largest opposition demonstration since the peak of the protest movement in 2011–2012 marched from Pushkin Square to Andrei Sakharov Avenue. In Kyiv, members of…
  • Moscow Braces for Protests Against Ukraine Aggression

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:33 pm
    You can keep tightening the screws up to a point—but eventually the wood will crack. Too many dictators have found this out the hard way: first pressure on society becomes unbearable, then the regime comes to a precipitous finale. Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych was just the latest in a series. This week, it seems, Vladimir Putin has accelerated the timeframe for his own political demise. As the Kremlin prepares for a military escalation against Ukraine and the likely annexation of Crimea after Sunday’s “referendum,” even the cautious “realists” in Western capitals have gotten the…
 
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Putin’s Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

    Alexander J. Motyl
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Putin’s Russia has become what the US Department of State calls a “state sponsor of terrorism.” Here’s how: After the Anschluss of Crimea, Putin had three options. He could invade all or parts of Ukraine, or hope that pro-Russian demonstrators would flood Ukraine’s streets and assert their “people power.” The first option has not been pursued, perhaps because it’s too risky. The second failed, as the vast majority of Ukraine’s southeastern citizens have remained indifferent or opposed to unification with Russia. That left Putin with one remaining option: terrorism. Here’s…
  • Trading Barbs with Putin

    Alexander J. Motyl
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    One of Ukraine’s richest oligarchs, Igor Kolomoisky, has just taken another rude poke at Russian President Vladimir Putin. And this time the Jewish Ukrainian businessman hasn’t just insulted Putin. By invoking Jewish support of Putin’s Ukrainian nationalist bogeyman—Stepan Bandera (1909–59)—Kolomoisky, who is president of the European Jewish Union and a leading Jewish philanthropist, has engaged in the ultimate provocation. Kolomoisky, 51, was one of Ukraine’s first oligarchs to side with the post-Yanukovych democratic government. Just after Putin’s occupation of Crimea in…
  • Could Russia Occupy Ukraine?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A Russian invasion of mainland Ukraine continues to worry Ukrainian and Western policymakers, despite statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow has no such intentions. The illegal occupation of Crimea serves as one source of disbelief in Russian sincerity; a second source is Moscow’s refusal to recognize the Ukrainian government or the forthcoming May 25th presidential elections. A third is the continued placement of Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders. Estimates of their number have ranged widely, from 30,000 to 220,000, with most…
  • Experts on Ukraine Still Getting It Wrong

    Alexander J. Motyl
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    When the West’s leading experts get elementary facts about Ukraine wrong, blithely encourage Russian expansionism, or make illogical arguments, I worry. As should everybody. After all, these are presumably the people influencing or making policy in the United States and Europe. The latest two examples are Jacques Attali, the founding president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Ian Bremmer, president of the New York–based consultancy, Eurasia Group. Attali’s views on Crimea, Ukraine, and Russia are alarming, indeed, irresponsibly so. Bremmer’s rest on…
  • Is Putin Next?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:06 am
    Here are a few trick questions. Who was elected democratically—Viktor Yanukovych or Vladimir Putin? Who violated his country’s Constitution? Who enjoyed popular legitimacy? Whose rule was unstable? The answer to the first question—Who was elected democratically?—is obvious. That was Yanukovych, back on February 7, 2010, in elections that were roundly considered to be fair and free. Putin, in contrast, was elected democratically in 2000, semi-democratically in 2004, and non-democratically in 2012. Here are excerpts from three Final Reports of the Election Observation Missions of the…
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