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  • Farragut and Du Pont: One Civil War admiral succeeded by taking risks, while the other failed by being afraid to do so

    Foreign Policy
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
  • Skulls and Bones

    In Focus
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a number of crypts, catacombs, chapels, and memorials around the world, human skeletons are arranged for public view. Some of these compositions are designed for remembrance of loss and atrocities past; others are composed artistically to inspire worshipers and bring to mind thoughts of an afterlife and the temporary nature of this life. Gathered here are a few images of these ossuaries, from Europe, Asia, and Africa. [21 photos] Skulls and bones in an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people on October 19, 2012 under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic. Lost for…
  • World's worst airport in 2014 is ...

    CNN.com - World
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    After topping the notorious list three years in a row, Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is no longer the world's worst airport.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    The Big Picture
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
  • Indian Economy to Overtake China’s

    Gordon G. Chang's blog
    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    We are headed to “a world-turned-upside-down moment,” which could come as early as 2016. “That’s when,” Businessweek tells us, “India, always the laggard, may pull ahead of China and become the fastest-growing of Asia’s giants.” Analysts used to ask, “Can India Catch Up with China?” Now, it looks almost inevitable. There’s no mystery for the change in narrative. In a five-week-long election ending in May, 541 million voters went to the polls, and most of them demanded fundamental change. They rejected the ruling Congress Party of the Gandhi family, which had dominated…
 
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  • Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
  • More UK medics travel to Ebola area

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
  • VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.
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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Man walks again after transplant

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
 
 
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  • Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer, dies at 82

    Jura Koncius, Ned Martel
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, society muses and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear that celebrated Latin sensuality, European refinement and American versatility, died Oct. 20 at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82. Read full article >>
  • CDC issues formal guidelines giving workers more protection against Ebola

    Lena H. Sun, Mark Berman
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Federal health officials Monday tightened infection-control guidelines for health-care workers caring for Ebola patients, explicitly recommending that no skin be exposed. The beefed-up guidelines also call for health-care workers to undergo rigorous training, and to be supervised by trained monitors when putting on and taking off personal protective equipment. The government will issue step-by-step instructions for workers to follow in doing that. Read full article >>
  • The Fix: Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans

    Aaron Blake
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn't on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama. Read full article >>
  • Editorial: Judicial elections are no place for money from interest groups

    Editorial Board
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    AMERICA’S UNUSUAL practice of electing judges has long undermined the integrity of the justice system. But the problem is getting worse: In the Citizens United age, the courtroom is becoming the next frontier in rancorous political division. Read full article >>
  • As Ebola patients vanish in Liberia’s health system, survivors go on a desperate search

    Kevin Sieff
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    MONROVIA, Liberia — For the 29th day, Linda Wilson came to the gates of the Ebola treatment center looking for her best friend, the woman whose picture she carried in her purse, so she could show it to guards or nurses or anyone else who might be able to help. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the French production company La Machine traveled to Beijing, China, with two of its massive mechanical puppets, including a 20-foot-tall spider named La Princesse and the newly added Long Ma, a 46-ton fire-breathing dragon-horse made of wood and steel. La Machine put on three days of performances titled "Long Ma, Spirit of the Dragon Horse" next to Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, ending yesterday. [25 photos] French production company La Machine's latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named "Long Ma" or Dragon…
  • Photos of the Week: 10/11-10/17

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    This week we have photographs from Nepal, China, Venezuela, Siberia, Israel, Ukraine, Missouri, Nevada, outer space, and many more locations. Also, this week, I'm playing with visual rhyming—couplets and triplets of images that relate to each other or play off each other, either visually or contextually (or both). Several pairs and trios of images within today's essay are deliberately sequenced in this manner, some more subtle than others. Please let me know, in comments or directly, if you like this, or if it feels a bit gimmicky, thanks. [35 photos] Blind student Marina Gimaraes, of the…
  • Skulls and Bones

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a number of crypts, catacombs, chapels, and memorials around the world, human skeletons are arranged for public view. Some of these compositions are designed for remembrance of loss and atrocities past; others are composed artistically to inspire worshipers and bring to mind thoughts of an afterlife and the temporary nature of this life. Gathered here are a few images of these ossuaries, from Europe, Asia, and Africa. [21 photos] Skulls and bones in an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people on October 19, 2012 under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic. Lost for…
  • Hong Kong Police Clash With Occupy Protesters

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    For weeks now, pro-democracy protest groups have occupied parts of central Hong Kong, calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Local police have been urging the demonstrators to leave for days, and have recently stepped up efforts to dismantle barricades on several major roads - only to have many of them rebuilt hours later. Tensions boiled over last night, leading to a violent clash between police and protesters. Police arrested dozens, and at least one demonstrator, politician Ken Tsang Kin-chiu, was dragged away and beaten by police, a…
  • The Battle for Donetsk

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    For six months now, battles have taken place in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, part of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic. On September 5, both sides agreed to a cease-fire, but the shelling has continued in the weeks since, both sides blaming the other for violating the truce. Of the estimated 3,600 people killed in the fighting, more than 330 have died since the cease-fire was signed. Most of the current battles are taking place in a few neighborhoods of the city of Donetsk, primarily near the international airport. Several…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 7 ingredients of a natural leader

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    You know those people you can't help but follow, the ones who people say were born to lead? Just because you haven't earned that honor yet doesn't mean there isn't hope, but the traits of a natural leader as outlined by Carolyn Gregoire at Huffington Post may surprise you, though we have to admit, she paints a picture of the kind of person we'd like to follow.
  • Wikipedia’s wacky deleted titles list

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    There's a little bit of everything in the Wild West that is the Internet, and nowhere is that more apparent than on the Wikipedia page devoted to wacky deleted titles.
  • Wonderful underwater illusions without special effects [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Need something a little magical right about now? Then take a few minutes to wonder at the work of The Ocean Brothers, winners of the World ShootOut 2014 festival, and no wonder; is that guy walking on water?!
  • How to attack your to-do list with a vengeance

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Generally, the most vicious thing we do to a to-do list is rip it into shreds because the sheer length is too much for a rational mind to contemplate knowing there are only twenty-four hours in a day. All that is about to change for the better thanks to these tips on how to battle those endless obligations and come out on top for once.
  • A look into the venture capital industry [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If there are two phrases that get an entrepreneur's adrenaline pumping, they're "venture capitalists" and "angel investors," so this infographic all about this industry is guaranteed to give those small businesses with big dreams a rush.
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    Radio Times

  • Cuba: the Latest from the Island, US-Cuba Relations, and the Perennial Embargo Debate

    Emily Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Michael Weissenstein, Ted Henken, and Frank Calzon A recent New York Times editorial calling for the US to lift its embargo against Cuba and Fidel Castro’s subsequent point-by-point response has rekindled debate surrounding the US embargo and the United States’ position on the island. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll hear from TED HENKEN of Baruch College and FRANK CALZON, the executive director of the Center for A Free Cuba, on whether or not the United States should lift the embargo and the future of relations between the US and Cuba. But first, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN,…
  • Jonathan Moreno’s “Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network”

    Emily Bryant
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guest: Jonathan Moreno In this hour of Radio Times, JONATHAN MORENO joins Marty in studio to discuss his new book Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network. His book examines the contributions of his father – J.L Moreno – to psychiatry and psychology and the role he played in the creation of “psychodrama”, the combination of therapy and theater and “sociometry,” the study of social relationships. He’ll discuss his father’s life and work and how it even laid the foundation for contemporary social-network…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Why our happiness and satisfaction should replace GDP in policy making

    Richard A. Easterlin, Professor of Economics at University of Southern California
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Counting on GDP misses the mood. Anssi KoskinenSince 1990, GDP per person in China has doubled and then redoubled. With average incomes multiplying fourfold in little more than two decades, one might expect many of the Chinese people to be dancing in the streets. Yet, when asked about their satisfaction with life, they are, if anything, less satisfied than in 1990. The disparity indicated by these two measures of human progress, Gross Domestic Product and Subjective Well Being (SWB), makes pretty plain the issue at hand. GDP, the well-being indicator commonly used in policy circles, signals…
  • We need to teach children how to think, not what to think

    Gary Keogh, Researcher in Religions & Theology at University of Manchester
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Should teachers dictate what's right or wrong? Blackboard via pupunkkop/ShutterstockIn its ideal form, education should be socially progressive. We teach the next generation of scientists, engineers and medical researchers who will improve our quality of life: they will learn more about the world, build better and safer modes of transport, cure diseases and overcome scientific boundaries. We also want education to lead to a more ethically refined society. So from a young age, we teach children lessons in morality. But this is easier said than done, because of the quite subtle difference…
  • Cyber-espionage is more difficult to pin to a state than spying in the physical world

    Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, Reader in Cyber Security at Coventry University
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The internet has brought us all closer together... unfortunately. GlebStock/ShutterstockWho’s in your network, checking out your data? The latest invasive digital creature is Sandworm, a piece of malware discovered to be using a previously unknown Windows vulnerability to infiltrate government networks, spying on systems at NATO, the European Union, the Ukrainian government and others. In recent years a number of such attacks have been about espionage: stealing sensitive information, or disrupting the critical infrastructure that nations depend on. Making use of sophisticated techniques and…
  • Outsourced call centres breeding a new generation of local colonial elites

    Mehdi Boussebaa, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Organisation Studies at University of Bath
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Call centre workers in India. ILO in Asia and the Pacific, CC BY-NC-NDThe outsourcing of call-centre work to developing countries by Western companies has become a huge business. For many, it represents a positive force of globalisation, bringing not only cost benefits to the West but also employment and career opportunities to the developing world. There is, however, a darker side to this. Call-centre work is generally exploitative and puts employees through long and unsocial hours under constant surveillance, not to mention the abuse and racism that employees often experience on the phone.
  • Obama's unpopular Islamic State strategy is the only sensible plan

    Peter Dombrowski, Professor, Strategic Research Department, Center for Naval Warfare Studies at US Naval War College
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    This'd better work. MC1 Chad J. McNeeley via Wikimedia CommonsAmerica prefers its wars short, sharp and decisive – unfortunately, what some are already calling the third Iraq war is likely to be long, murky, and indecisive. With his September 2014 announcement of a strategy against Islamic State (IS), President Obama tried to prepare the American public, cautiously forecasting an engagement of three years. Unfortunately, few listened – and even fewer believed him. Many, including his own former defence secretary Leon Panetta, expect this war to last for decades. Pundits and political…
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    The Big Picture

  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
  • Fun at fairs around the world

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    All across the world, seasonal fairs are held to celebrate harvest, holidays and trade. People of all ages come out to explore, learn, and catch a thrill on rides.-- By Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total)
  • Living with Ebola

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed $32 billion by the end of next year. This collection of images shows the effects of the epidemic over the the last month in Africa.--By Lloyd Young
  • We've moved!

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Six years and 966 entries after this blog launched, it's time for some updates. We've got a new design. The pictures are bigger and you can enjoy them on your phones and tablets. Check us out at our new home on BostonGlobe.com But, don't worry! All our old entries will remain archived here on Boston.com. If you have any feedback on the changes, please let us know. — The Big Picture team
  • The Eiffel Tower gets a new glass floor

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The millions of tourists who flock to the Eiffel Tower will be treated to a new glass floor, creating a sensation of walking on air nearly 200 feet above ground. The $37.5 million reconstruction is likely to become a prime location for “selfies,” with the first visitors spending time on the floor turning their phones towards themselves and the glass floor below. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) A bottom view of the new 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, October 6, 2014. The first floor of the iconic landmark was renovated and reopened. (Yoan Valat/EPA)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Forget Oculus Rift

    Will Oremus
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Virtual reality is making a comeback. At least, the hype about virtual reality is making a comeback. Its resurgence has been fueled by Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, which landed Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey on the cover of Wired. In the past year, companies such as Sony and Samsung have announced plans to develop virtual-reality gadgets of their own.
  • You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola

    Josh Voorhees
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Health officials in Dallas and Washington are feeling a bit better now that the 21-day monitoring period has passed for dozens of people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was (belatedly) diagnosed with Ebola late last month. As of Monday, 43 of the 48 people on the original watch list had been told that they are no longer at risk of contracting the virus that killed Duncan and infected Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, two nurses who cared for him at a Texas hospital. The rest of the people on the list are expected to be cleared soon. “It’s a significant hurdle for us to get…
  • Deadly Advice

    William Saletan
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Republicans have found a health expert to guide our nation’s policy on Ebola. The expert is you, the American people. According to polls, most of us want the government to ban all travel to the United States from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Therefore, the argument goes, the government should do it.
  • God’s Oligarch

    Joshua Keating
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    If being the subject of international sanctions is causing Konstantin Malofeev any stress, he’s not showing it. “The sanctions are a very stupid instrument that only Obama and his administration could believe will have any impact. It has not damaged my business,” he says. The 40-year-old multimillionaire, though, does allow that the sanctions have “had some impact on my personal movements. I cannot go on vacation in the Alps. This weekend, my Greek friend who invited me to be the best man at his wedding had to come to me to have his wedding with 90 Greeks, instead of me going to him.
  • The Serial Podcast Ending Is TBD

    Mike Pesca
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Listen to Episode 118 of Slate’s The Gist:
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

    ProPublica
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan A year and a half into the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden, the existence of far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance is common if controversial knowledge. But until The Intercept published new documents this month, the role of American companies in that surveillance was less than clear, ProPublica’s Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson tell Editor-in-Chief Steve Engelberg in this week’s podcast. The new documents describe "contractual relationships" between the NSA and unnamed U.S. companies and reveal that the NSA has "under cover"…
  • Why The Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr Our consumer economy is polluting this town, literally and politically. A $2.36 million bribe to a lowly city councilman in the Los Angeles exurb of Moreno Valley led to a story of how our consumer economy of “two-day shipping, click-to-ship, and get-it-on-your-doorstep-by-noon-tomorrow” comes with a price “paid by the people who live in the shadows of the mega-warehouses.” That price is “lung-stunting, cancer-causing pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.” — BuzzFeed Bad evidence and mistakes put an innocent…
  • For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggestion: Fix Presidential Pardons

    ProPublica
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    by Stephen Engelberg Dear Possible Attorney General Nominees (You Know Who You Are), Now that President Obama has put off nominating his new Attorney General until after the Nov. 4 elections, there's some extra time to immerse yourself in the issues you will confront during your confirmation hearing while, of course, waiting to see if you make the final cut. Right now, you're probably scrambling through your personal records for the name, Social Security number and address of every nanny or lawn guy your family ever employed. But as you study up on the National Security Agency's surveillance…
  • NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

    ProPublica
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    by Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than has been previously disclosed. The documents, published last week by The Intercept, describe "contractual relationships" between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as the fact that the NSA has "under cover" spies working at or with some U.S. companies. While not conclusive, the material includes some clear suggestions that at least some American companies are quite willing to help the agency conduct its massive surveillance…
  • Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

    ProPublica
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    by Marian Wang Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast and the Raleigh News & Observer. In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation — a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers — embarked on what it billed as a statewide tour of charter schools, a cornerstone of the group's education agenda. The first — and it turns out, only — stop was Douglass Academy, a new charter school in downtown Wilmington. Douglass Academy was an unusual choice. A few weeks before, the school had been…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • The LAUSD Board Is Not Off Of The Hook

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    If the Board’s official announcement of John Deasy’s departure is any indication, then they have not learned much from his tenure. A resignation in disgrace was almost a foregone conclusion after Superior Court Judge George Hernandez Jr. ruled that the students of LAUSD’s Jefferson High School “have suffered and continue to suffer severe and pervasive educational deprivations,” but the Board worded their release like they were handing Deasy a gold watch as he headed for retirement. (1) Mismanagement of the MiSiS implementation, resulting in the interruption of education of thousands…
  • Injustice in Charleston, SC

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Academic Magnet Football Coach Bud Walpole was fired on Monday, October 21, 2014 because The Charleston Country School Board says he allowed racism on his team. That is a headline that makes a man of integrity sound evil. Coach Walpole was fired because his team had a harmless tradition that was made to seem prejudice. The team was in the middle of a six game winning streak; the best such streak in school history. They had a post-game ritual of smashing a watermelon and eating it after every victory. A parent on an opposing team deemed this act as racist and the school board decided to…
  • Anne Rice's Halloween UndeadCon in New Orleans to Feature Fantasy Writer K.L. Bone

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    1888PressRelease - Fantasy writer K.L. Bone, along with other noted writers, such as Anne Rice, will answer questions and sign autographs at this year's UndeadCon in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS- For readers who enjoy books that spark the imagination, fantasy provides perfect thrill for quick minds. Readers of K.L. Bone's work know that is exactly what they get with each turn of the page. Combining a level of creativity and unprecedented detail, Bone is known for adding layers of foreshadowing, intrigue and detailed action into every book. For readers who would love to see the author in person,…
  • No Goodbye, Unless You Fly Overseas

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Hope to get an answer for a friend. From: American Airline former ClientTo: American Airlines Dear American Airlines, I would like to give you my feedback on your website as well as our customer service experience that I received today. After taking my time to typing up a complaint on your webpage then I received a message : System error (This feature is currently unavailable. Please wait a few moments and try again.) The reason I am writing you is due to an awful customer service experience at the ticketing counter. My husband is on military orders travel this…
  • THE BEAUTY OF LIFE

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Often times we are too caught up in our own complicated lives to stop and realize that there's more to living than what we think. There is an incredible inspirational beauty we take for granted in the smallest things. Let's talk about plants for a second. I'm not a gardener and I'm certain that my thumb is more of a sepia than it is green, and yet a trip to the local botanical gardens was just that pick up I needed in order to realize what a wonderful proposition life truly is. I saw so many vibrant colors as I walked through the forty acre estate known as Lew Gardens. The various picturesque…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • NSA Clears Samsung Devices

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Samsung said the NSA approved some of its mobile devices for use by government officials to carry classified information, a positive step for the smartphone maker’s struggling mobile division.
  • Adidas CEO Faced With Choice on Reebok

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer needs to decide if it’s better to welcome an unsolicited bid for the Reebok unit and cash out now on a nascent recovery in the brand or double down on a more pronounced rebound.
  • Hang Seng Rises on China Data

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after China’s economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, albeit at a touch faster than expected.
  • Misery Widespread at Hedge Funds

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    This month’s turmoil in financial markets has been a “bloodbath” for hedge funds, inflicting large losses at an array of multibillion-dollar firms in the industry’s worst stretch since late 2011.
  • Sears Seeks New Cash Via Two Paths

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Sears is again turning to billionaire CEO Edward Lampert for funds, as the struggling retailer shores up its balance sheet ahead of the holiday season and seeks to reassure vendors worried about its health.
 
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    TIME

  • Coming Soon: Guardians of the Galaxy Tunes on Cassette Tape

    elizabethcbarber
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The Guardians of The Galaxy soundtrack is getting a rerelease on cassette Nov. 17, giving film fans their own version of the ’70s mix tape the film’s star, played by Chris Pratt, is never without. The Marvel film’s soundtrack — previously released on digital download, CD and vinyl — impressively topped the Billboard 200 over the summer, even though it has no original songs — everything on this tape is from the ’70s. Tracks include Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” and David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” Meanwhile,…
  • Court Justice Suspended Over Role in Porn Scandal

    hcregan
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    (HARRISBURG, Pa) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general’s office. The court justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct. The main order also noted allegations about McCaffery’s actions related to a traffic citation received by his wife, who is a…
  • See Celebrities Who Wore Oscar de la Renta

    Joseph C. Lin
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Oscar de la Renta, who succumbed to cancer Tuesday at the age of 82, first gained global attention for dressing Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s. Over the next half-century the Dominican Republic-born fashion guru became a household name, and designed exquisite gowns for several First Ladies and the cream of Hollywood society.
  • Would Winning the Lottery Solve All Your Problems?

    emilystraus
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Via the documentary Lucky: Every year Americans spend $7 billion on movie tickets, $16 billion on sporting events, $24 billion on books… and $62 billion on lottery tickets. More than half of all American adults play the lottery making it, by far, the most popular form of paid entertainment in the country. Odds you believe your best shot at getting rich is winning the lottery: 1 in 5. Odds you will actually hit the jackpot in a Powerball lottery: 1 in 195,249,054. People have a lot of irrational beliefs when it comes to the lottery. Many believe if they give a lottery ticket away…
  • Total Oil Company CEO Dies in Moscow Plane Crash

    hcregan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    (MOSCOW) — The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total “confirms with deep regret and sadness” that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. Airport officials told Russia’s Tass news agency that the collision occurred at 11:57 p.m. Monday, killing de Margerie and three crew members, all of them French…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies - the world reacts

    Katharine Murphy and Bridie Jabour
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Gough Whitlam, who served as Labor prime minister from 1972 to 1975, dies at 98 Continue reading...
  • Monica Lewinsky says she was among earliest victims of cyberbullying

    Reuters in Philadelphia
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    White House intern during Bill Clintons first term says torment over their affair reduced her to creature from the media lagoon Monica Lewinsky, the one-time White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton in the 1990s nearly brought down his presidency, has described herself as one of the first victims of cyberbullying and vowed to help others survive the shame game of public humiliation.In a rare public appearance Lewinsky spoke at Forbes inaugural 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia, saying her depiction in the media as a constant punchline for late-night comedians and fuel for internet…
  • Total oil CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash

    Staff and agencies
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sourcesThe chief executive of the French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a private jet collided with a snow plough at Moscows Vnukovo international airport on Monday night.Tonight a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine, said airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova. Three crew members and a passenger died. I can confirm that the passenger was Totals head De Margerie. Continue reading...
  • David Cameron has now passed the point of no return on Europe

    Polly Toynbee
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    The prime ministers impossible red lines on the EU will place him in the out camp in any referendumDavid Cameron has crossed the Rubicon. There is no going back. By proposing to limit free movement of labour from the EU he has planted himself on the side of the outs, as José Manuel Barroso made crystal clear in his Chatham House speech on Monday. The other 27 nations will never agree: if limiting national insurance numbers for EU workers is Camerons new red line then he has joined the Ukip wing of his party, who wont let him renege.I will go to Brussels, I will not take no for an…
  • Gatwick begins Ebola screening

    Press Association
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Passengers from west Africa will be questioned and have temperatures checked before being allowed to enter UKScreening for Ebola has begun at Gatwick airport as of Tuesday, Public Health England (PHE) has announced.It will start in the north terminal, followed by the south terminal from Wednesday, then the St Pancras Eurostar train station later in the week. This expands the screening initiated at Heathrow last week, which is going well, a PHE spokesman said. Manchester and Birmingham airports will follow in the coming weeks. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    From BBC News- Quiz question: What has been the top trending story on China’s social media this week? Wrong answer: Hong Kong. Correct answer: People named “Guoqing,” which in Chinese means “national celebration.” On Tuesday, Oct. 7, China winds up a weeklong public holiday to mark National Day, the anniversary of the 1949 Revolution when the Communist Party came to power. Since then, the Party has imposed tight control over the media, and at times of crisis the room for nuanced reporting shrinks to zero. In the early days of last week, the state propaganda machine met the Hong…
  • The Survivors of the Malta Refugee Shipwreck

    Saskia De Rothschild
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugees from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened. DER SPIEGELShukri al-Assouli was among the survivors of an incident that saw 500 refugees killed after the ship carrying them was deliberately rammed by smugglers earlier this month. It is believed that Assouli lost his wife and their two children. On his third day at sea near the coast of Malta, Shukri al-Assouli began to…
  • China’s Education Gap

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

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

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

  • Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free; ‘Spectacular Success’

    Good News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Nigeria is now free of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization officially declared on Monday. The most populous country in Africa reported 20 cases and eight deaths before doctors were able to eradicate the disease, reports ABC News. WHO called it a “spectacular success story that shows that Ebola The post Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free; ‘Spectacular Success’ appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • School With Bikes Instead Of Desks Offers Better Way To Learn

    Good News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Read and Ride program at Ward began five years ago. One classroom is equipped with enough exercise bikes for a full class of students, and teachers bring students throughout the day to use them. As they ride, they read. “The combination burns calories, but it turns out that it The post School With Bikes Instead Of Desks Offers Better Way To Learn appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Nurses Hold Mini-Dance Party for Little Cancer Patient in Hospital

    Good News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    All health care workers should include a bit of humor or fun to help boost the spirits of patients. Watch these nurses brighten this little cancer patient’s day with a mini-dance party. Story tip from Jae Bird RELATED STORY: The Doctor is a Clown?!?   The post Nurses Hold Mini-Dance Party for Little Cancer Patient in Hospital appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Pakistan’s ‘Miracle’ Doctor Inspired by UK Health Care

    Good News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    “Pakistan’s shambolic public health system suffers from corruption, mismanagement and lack of resources. But one public sector hospital in Karachi provides free specialized healthcare to millions, led by a man whose dream was inspired by the UK’s National Health Service.” (READ the story from the BBC) UN Photo by Fardin The post Pakistan’s ‘Miracle’ Doctor Inspired by UK Health Care appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Arctic Bowhead Whale Population Thriving

    Good News Network
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    The Arctic bowhead whale population is estimated to be around 17,000, up from 5,000 in the early 1980s, according to an Alaskan Eskimo commission. The post Arctic Bowhead Whale Population Thriving appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Which Form of Energy is the Cheapest?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Which kind of power is the cheapest? Listen to energy companies, and they'll insist that traditional forms like gas and coal are the way to go. Of course, they have money invested in keeping the existing systems in business. That's why the European Union commissioned an independent analysis to study the topic. According to the report, wind energy is the most cost-efficient way to supply power. When proponents of non-renewable energy point to costs, they intentionally overlook the overall economic impact that polluting causes. Once experts start to calculate the costs associated with public…
  • Abundant natural gas will not slow climate change according to new study

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide over the long term, according to a study appearing today in Nature Advanced Online Publication. Because natural gas emits half the carbon dioxide of coal, many people hoped the recent natural gas boom could help slow climate change — and according to government analyses, natural gas did contribute partially to a decline in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions…
  • Can renewables supply 100% of world's power by 2050?

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible - it could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than conventional power plants, and wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch to low-carbon energy. These positive findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Edgar Hertwich and Thomas Gibon, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Energy and Process…
  • Mom was right, eating breakfast is important!

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many teens skip breakfast, which increases their likelihood of overeating and eventual weight gain. Statistics show that the number of adolescents struggling with obesity, which elevates the risk for chronic health problems, has quadrupled in the past three decades. Now, MU researchers have found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain…
  • Could California Be Facing A Mega-Drought?

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Agriculture, one of California’s strongest pillars, has taken the biggest hit: the drought will cost at least $2.2 billion in agricultural losses this year alone. Fields of dead almond trees and dried-out crops are a common sight in central California these days. Central Valley towns are also growing desperate. Many have been forced to install porta-potties in their backyards or even steal water from fire hydrants.
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  • Total CEO Christophe de Margerie Dies In Plane Crash At Moscow Airport

    Garrett Cook
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Interfax reported Monday night that the CEO of the third-largest oil company in Europe died. According to the report, Total CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane that crashed in Moscow at the Vnukovo Airport. The crash took place before the plane left Moscow, having hit a snow patrol vehicle before collapsing on itself and catching fire.
  • Werner Enterprises Beats On Revenue

    Kevin Riley
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) reported revenues and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Monday. The company reported total revenue of $551.961 million, up 8 percent from the same period in 2013 and above the average estimate of $542.95 million.
  • Cadence Design Systems Beats On Q3 But Outlook Disappoints

    John Seward
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CDNS) beat third-quarter profit expectations Monday, but its outlook for the current period disappointed Wall Street. The company, which makes products for designing microchips, traded down 1 percent in the extended session, but was recently up 1 percent at $16.80.
  • AbbVie Unveils $5 Billion Buyback; Blames U.S. For Failed Inversion

    John Seward
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV) launched a new $5 billion stock repurchase program and boosted its dividend by nearly 17 percent in the wake of its foiled $55 million tax inversion plan. The buyback is to be executed "over the next several years," while its quarterly dividend goes to $0.49 per share, from $0.42.
  • Report: Actavis, Sanofi To Bid On Over-The-Counter Drug Maker

    John Seward
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) is bidding against Sanofi SA (NYSE: SNY) in an effort to acquire a Belgium-based over-the-counter drug maker, Omega Pharma NV, according to a report Monday.
 
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    WND

  • 'Utopia' reveals what happens to cities under 'progressives'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    The documentary film “There’s No Place Like Utopia” by Joel Gilbert shows Barack Obama as the wizard in an Oz-like story that reveals some surprises, at least surprises for some people. Such as that Peggy Joseph, the Florida voter who became infamous during the 2008 presidential campaign for saying Barack Obama would “pay for my gas and my mortgage,” no longer supports him. Or that an NBC affiliate in Denver refused to air a 30-second television spot promoting it because it didn’t follow rules for political advertisements. Or that the promises made by Obama…
  • China violence to continue even after 1-child policy removed

    Bob Unruh
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    An apparent move that is approaching in China – a decision to allow families two children instead of one – won’t mean the violence and horrors of the nation’s longtime One-Child Policy will be going away, a critic charges, because there still will be population controls through “forced abortions, forced sterilization, infanticide.” Longtime One-Child Policy critic Reggie Littlejohn, whose Womens Rights Without Frontiers has lobbied even in the United Nations for changes to China’s policy that has caused a holocaust of deaths, revealed that Cai Fang, of the…
  • WHO touts Ebola 'success' in 2 African nations

    Jerome R. Corsi
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Bruce Aylward, WHO assistant director-general, speaks to media NEW YORK – Amid widespread criticism of governmental and international handling of the Ebola crisis worldwide, the World Health Organization is touting success in two African nations where the virus had little impact. The United Nations agency announced Monday that the outbreak was officially over in Nigeria after declaring Friday that Senegal was the first country in the current outbreak to be free of the disease. But the handful of reported cases in the two nations pales in comparison to the toll in Liberia, Sierra Leone and…
  • ISIS ridiculed in new music video

    Bob Unruh
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The parties in the troubled and violent Middle East sometimes are hard for Westerns to tell apart. But one obvious fact recently has been that ISIS – the Islamists trying to set up a caliphate in Iraq – hate, and are trying to kill, Kurds who have lived in northern Iraq for generations. Now it seems the Kurds have little regard for ISIS, too, if a parody video broadcast on Iraqi Kurdish TV recently is any indicator. The video features a bearded men playing air guitar on rifles, dancing with swords and playing with skulls. Broadcast by KurdSat TV, it was posted online on Oct. 12, and…
  • Obama: Constitution guarantees same-sex marriage in U.S.

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    WASHINGTON – Four years ago, Barack Obama was undecided about the legality of same-sex marriages. Two years ago, he said he personally supports same-sex marriage, but that each state should decide for itself. As of today, his views have changed again – stating, in an interview with the New Yorker, that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriages in all 50 states. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause [of the U.S. Constitution] does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states,” Obama said. “But, as you know, courts have always been…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. October 20, 2014 International A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today suspended transmissions of private network ARY TV for 15 days. It has been accused of ostensibly “maligning” the country’s judiciary after…
  • France: Bobigny forced eviction set to leave Roma families homeless

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dozens of families will be left homeless if French authorities go ahead with the forced eviction of a Roma camp in a Paris suburb this week. October 20, 2014 International Dozens of families will be left homeless if French authorities go ahead with the forced eviction of a Roma camp in a Paris suburb this week, Amnesty International warned today.More than 200 Roma living in an informal settlement near Bobigny will be forcibly evicted from their homes within the next 48 hours, but many have not have been offered alternative housing.read more
  • Eastern Ukraine conflict: Summary killings, misrecorded and misreported

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities. October 17, 2014 Amnesty International spoke with victims of human rights abuses and their families in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. International An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found…
  • South Korea: End rampant abuse of migrant farm workers

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers, Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse.  October 19, 2014 The South Korean government must end the exploitation and widespread use of forced labour of migrant agricultural workers, Amnesty International said, as it published a new report that reveals how the country’s farming industry is rife with abuse. read more
  • Egypt: Security forces use excessive force to crush student protests

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on recent student demonstrations at Alexandria University. October 17, 2014 International Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Egyptian security forces used excessive force to crack down on student demonstrations at Alexandria University this week, injuring at least 35 students and leaving three other students in a critical condition. Two security officers were injured during the clashes according to official figures. read more
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    Fast Company

  • Battle Of The Blades: The Best Juicer For Your Dollar

    Lesley Stockton, The Sweethome
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Sweethome juiced 25 pounds of fruit in a quest to discover the ultimate juicing machine.After pushing almost 25 pounds of leafy, crunchy, pulpy produce through nine top machines, we think the Tribest Slowstar ($380) is the best and most versatile juicer for the home. Its single vertical auger turns at a slow 47 rpm, making it one of the slowest juicers available--key for getting maximum nutrients and enzymes from produce--and it still yielded more juice than nearly every other model we tested, meaning there's less going to waste. It comes with a 10-year warranty on parts and the motor, so…
  • Social Media Actually Reduces Political Extremism, Study Says

    Peter Wade
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Social media users are exposed to more political diversity than they expect, and that has an important and unexpected effect.Conventional wisdom says that social media leads to groupthink, as users can tune out anyone they don't agree with. But a new study says that social media isn't as much of an "echo-chamber" as it's accused of being--and the effect can make people more politically moderate.Read Full Story
  • Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter--To Fight Cyberbullying

    Chris Gayomali
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Internet's first mass-scale victim is pushing back.As part of a campaign to raise awareness in the fight against online bullying, Vanity Fair contributor (and, yes, former White House intern) Monica Lewinsky has decided to jump headfirst into one of the grouchiest, most inhospitable echo chambers on the Internet: Twitter.Read Full Story
  • Vote for America's Next Top Office Dog

    Fast Company Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Who will be #TOPDOG?For the past few weeks, Fast Company has been collecting entries for America's Next Top Office Dog (ANTOD)--#TopDog, for short. Over 300 amazing dogs were entered; we love all of them, although some cuts had to be made for space reasons (or duplicate submissions from the same office or obvious PR pitches appended to #topdog pictures).Read Full Story
  • China Launches Cyber Attack As New iPhones Arrive

    Peter Wade
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Attack gives government access to usernames, passwords, and emails.To coincide with the newest iPhones hitting China's market today, the Chinese government is staging a large-scale attack on Apple and its Chinese customers that could place iCloud usernames and passwords into government hands.Read Full Story
 
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  • 15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council

    Sandra Guy
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Fifteen new members are on Tuesday being elected to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. The Council was created by the General Assembly in 2006 to address human rights violations. Composed of 47 Member States, its Membership is based on equitable geographical distribution. The five regional groups include Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Some countries like the Republic of Congo and Costa Rica are running for a second time. Qatar and Thailand are also vying for a seat. The Members serve…
  • Violence in schools often underreported, especially sexual violence

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Students of a midwifery school in El Fasher, North Darfur, participate in a march against Gender Violence. UN Photo/Albert González Farran Violence in schools around the world is considered as "normal" which is why it is often not documented, according to an expert on international education. Professor Fiona Leach outlines three broad categories of violence in school-related settings namely physical, psychological and sexual. Recent studies have also linked violence to low academic achievement. Speaking to Alex Goldmark, Ms Leach began by detailing those categories of violence. Duration:…
  • Preparations begin to assist Iraqi displaced before winter

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Displaced Iraqi family. (UNHCR video capture) Efforts are being made by the UN to provide better protections for displaced Iraqis before winter sets in. Around 800,000 people are in urgent need of shelter and at least 940,000 lack essential household and other life-sustaining items, says the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). As the lead agency for shelter, UNHCR warns, it only has the capacity to respond to half of what is actually required. The authorities and humanitarian actors need more resources to cover a wider area. Meanwhile, UN report on the rise in executions since Iraq restored the death…
  • Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Venezuelan authorities have been urged to "immediately release" two opposition leaders and their followers who were arrested in February. They were held along with 69 other people during mass public protests that took place throughout the country. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, made the appeal in Geneva on Monday. UN Spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, has more. "He expressed serious concern today at the continued detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as…
  • Heightened concern over civilians trapped in North Kivu violence

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Peacekeepers serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol the small town of Katanga, outside Pinga, in North Kivu Province. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are extremely concerned about civilians trapped in violence near Beni town. Uganda-based rebels called the Allied Defence Forces (ADF) are believed to be behind the recent attacks against villages in the North Kivu province. The UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, has increased the presence of its troops and police in…
 
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  • Future of Finance: Expanding Role of Non-banks

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Future of Finance: Expanding Role of Non-banks We have witnessed a depletion of trust and a loss of faith in markets, a deficit that still needs to be addressed. Meanwhile banks are adapting to new market and regulatory realities and are being challenged by the expansion of nonbanks while technology raises the prospect for enhancing financial inclusion but also the potential for disruption. There are evident implications for financial stability, economic growth, and social cohesion from these changes. As a result, economists and policymakers are increasingly coming to the view that economic…
  • Future of Finance: The Changing Role of Banks

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Future of Finance: The Changing Role of Banks As recovery takes hold and we put the crisis behind us challenges and opportunities are being posed for the financial sector and finance as a whole. We have witnessed a depletion of trust and a loss of faith in markets, a deficit that still needs to be addressed. Meanwhile banks are adapting to new market and regulatory realities and are being challenged by the expansion of nonbanks while technology raises the prospect for enhancing financial inclusion but also the potential for disruption. There are evident implications for financial stability,…
  • Future of Finance: Ethics and Finance

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Future of Finance: Ethics and Finance Especially in the wake of the crisis, we are witnessing a depletion of trust and a loss of faith in markets - with evident implications for financial stability, economic growth, and social cohesion. As a result, economists and policymakers are increasingly coming to the view that economic concerns cannot be divorced from ethical concerns. This discussion reflects upon the continued tendency of the financial sector to prize short-term personal gain over longer-term social purpose; it will also explore implications of the idea that financial markets (and…
  • Walter Mischel, The Marshallow Test, and Self-Control

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Walter Mischel, The Marshallow Test, and Self-Control A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? A renowned psychologist, the world's leading expert on self-control, and designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower…
  • Life Beyond Earth, Part 2: Kevin Hand

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Life Beyond Earth, Part 2: Kevin Hand In the search for life beyond Earth, planetary scientist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand looks to the ocean worlds of our solar system, like Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/30/Life_Beyond_Earth_Part_2_Kevin_Hand
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Leslie Jones is Saturday Night Live's newest featured player

    By Catherine Garcia
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Saturday Night Live didn't have to go far to find a new performer: Leslie Jones, a writer on the show since earlier this year, is SNL's newest featured player.Jones was discovered during a talent search last fall, and was one of 12 finalists invited to audition for a single spot on the show. Sasheer Zamata won that spot, but Jones was brought on as a writer, and she's made multiple appearances on "Weekend Update."Jones will make her debut as a featured player this Saturday when Jim Carrey hosts, and will continue her writing duties. --Catherine Garcia More
  • Head of French oil giant Total dies in Moscow plane crash

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Christophe de Margerie, the chairman and CEO of French oil giant Total SA, died on Monday when his jet crashed into a snowplow on a runway at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. He was 63. The crash also killed three crew members and the plow's driver. Russian officials say they will conduct an investigation into the crash.De Margerie's 40 years at Total started in the finance department, progressed through heading regional operations in Southeast and Central Asia and the Middle East, and ended with a successful run as chief executive. He was known for his geopolitical acumen, strategic expansion,…
  • What you need to know about former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

    By Eric Kleefeld
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, a transformational political figure who led the country's Labor Party government of 1972-1975, has died at age 98.Whitlam led Labor out of a 23-year period in the wilderness, defeating the conservative Liberal Party that had been well entrenched in power. And the way Whitlam did it notably hinged on moving the Labor Party beyond just its historical roots of socialism and blue-collar unions, openly embracing youth culture during a time of societal change, and proposing a new set of ideas for the Labor Party itself.As noted by Melbourne's The…
  • Analysts say Pakistan fined and suspended TV network due to criticism of the government

    By Catherine Garcia
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The license of a Pakistani broadcast network critical of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was suspended by the government on Monday, angering several rights organizations and journalists in the country.The 15-day suspension of ARY News started immediately, The New York Times reports, and the network also must pay a fine of 10 million rupees, or roughly $97,000. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority said in a statement that ARY News disparaged the court system and senior judges on the talk show Khara Sach, but analysts believe the suspension is due to the show's host, Mubashar…
  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    By Catherine Garcia
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82.A family member confirmed his death with ABC News. Born in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta rose to fame in the 1960s, when he began to dress First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Most recently, he designed the gown worn by Amal Alamuddin at her wedding to George Clooney. In addition to his work in fashion, he was a board member for several charitable organizations and cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. His cause of death has not yet been…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT’S THE BEST ESCAPE?

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    When life is fraught, should you empty your mind, or engage it elsewhere? We asked six writers, including Anne Enright, Alan Johnson and Arianna Huffington, to tell us how they zone out From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 ANNE ENRIGHT Novelist “My Body is a Cage”, goes the song by Arcade Fire: the problem is getting out of there without letting the door slam behind you, because the greatest escape of all, unfortunately, is death. There are day passes, of course: drugs, dissociative states, psychosis. There is alcohol and sex, also meditation, the endorphin rush of…
  • TO VANCOUVER WITH LOVE

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the talks Anthony Gardner recommends the Vancouver Writers Festthis year it has a bumper crop of authors, Sunday Brunch and bands From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 Vancouver in the fall means sunglasses and umbrellasyou either get gilded autumn colours, or you get soaked. But for six days in October the Vancouver Writers Fest offers an excuse to take cover, while listening to authors from across Canada and beyond: this year’s crop includes James Ellroy, Tim Winton, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Eimear McBride (above). The venue is Granville Island,…
  • DESTINY'S DARK UNIVERSE

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays a wildly ambitious shoot-em-up , goes around the world in 80 Days, and finds some speakers he can take with him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 A GAME DESTINY The most feverishly awaited game of the year has landed. Five years in the making, with a budget of $500m, “Destiny” is the first instalment of a new franchise from Bungie, creators of the “Halo” series of sci-fi shoot-’em-ups. It’s a wildly ambitious fusion of two genres: first-person shooters (like “Halo”) and massive multiplayer role-playing games…
  • REDMAYNE'S FORENSIC METHOD

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    One is a world-famous cosmologist with a severe degenerative disease. The other is an able-bodied young actor with no science credentials. So how did Eddie Redmayne turn himself into Stephen Hawking? Clemency Burton-Hill follows him through the process From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 September 2013. A young man lies in a Cambridge hotel room, wide awake. Dawn slips through the curtains as the clock ticks on. All through the night he has been watching that clock. As it reaches 4am, he is tempted to turn to the packet of sleeping pills in his washbag. In an hour’s…
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE

    Simon Willis
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a Colombian novel of corrupted innocence, published in English more than 30 years after it was written From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 ENGLISH TITLE IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE SEAAUTHOR TOMÁS GONZÁLEZORIGINAL LANGUAGE SPANISH TRANSLATOR FRANK WYNNE As you read this novel—originally published in 1983, but appearing in English for the first time—you can hear it ticking. González left it skilfully planted with narrative bombs. You know the explosion is coming; the only question is who and what will set it off. It opens with a…
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  • 60 MINUTES: 10/19

    CBS Radio News
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Barbara Mancini was arrested and accused of helping her dying father kill himself. She became the focus of the end-of-life debate currently raging in this country. Anderson Cooper has that story. Also, Bob Simon reports on a gold prospector in Canada's Yukon, where they also meet a bear. Finally, as the coliseum is restored, the myth of Christians being thrown to the lions is put to rest. Morley Safer has the details.
  • 60 MINUTES: 10/12

    CBS Radio News
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    FBI Director James Comey sits down for his first television interview since taking over the bureau a year ago to talk about government surveillance, terrorism, cybercrime and a host of other challenges the FBI is taking on. Scott Pelley reports. Also, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter James Risen speaks to Lesley Stahl about the government's quest to stop press leaks, including the Justice Department's subpoena ordering him to divulge his confidential sources. Finally, in their first interviews, former federal agents tell Bill Whitaker the inside story of how the U.S. and Mexico captured…
  • 60 MINUTES: 10/5

    CBS Radio News
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley for his first television interview since taking over the bureau. Also, Lesley Stahl takes a closer look at the high price of drugs used to treat cancer. And finally, Anderson Cooper meets a dog who may just be the smartest in the world.
  • 60 MINUTES: 09/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    President Obama sits down with Steve Kroft for a wide ranging interview about foreign and domestic issues. Also, How did Jack Ma build Alibaba into the world?s largest e-commerce company, dwarfing Amazon and eBay combined? Lara Logan reports.
  • 60 MINUTES: 9/21

    CBS Radio News
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Scott Pelley reports on the frontline to explain ISIS; what it is, where it came from and how it blitzed through two countries. Also, in an interview with for "60 Minutes," former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says ISIS flourished because the U.S. got involved in Syria too late and left Iraq too soon. Finally, all con artists need is a computer and an easily obtained list of stolen social security numbers to perpetrate a scam that has cost the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds; Steve Kroft reports.
 
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  • Positronic Industries is matching your pledge $50 for every $100 raised up to $2,000 until 8:30am!

    Geoff Green
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Positronic Industries is issuing a Challenge Grant from 7:30-8:30am! They will match $50 for every $100 raised during this matching challenge up to $2,000.Pledge now and make your donation go even further!Give now at ksmu.org/pledge.
  • Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

    Durrie Bouscaren
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A grand jury has yet to decide if it will indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., this summer.Protests over Brown's death are ongoing in Ferguson, though they are calmer than the sometimes violent clashes that happened immediately after the shooting.Still, many residents there are worried about public reaction once the grand jury announces its decision, and some say they've had enough. They're planning to move.
  • CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

    Eyder Peralta
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Monday for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola.The new guidelines "provide an increased margin of safety," CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a conference call with reporters.Frieden added that they represented a "consensus" by the health care workers who have treated people with Ebola in the United States, including those workers at hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska that have treated Ebola without further transmission.The CDC is, of course, reacting to what happened at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, w
  • When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Here's a question about the fine line between a prudent response and worrisome overkill: Is the sight of a U.S.
  • This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

    Eyder Peralta
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    This past September was, on average, the hottest on record, meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.30 F hotter than the century average.The AP reports:"It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August."NASA, which measures temperatures
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Launching Your Brand Through Video

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Markus Wilson, Co-Founder of London based video production company Phink TV talks to The Next Women about launching your brand through video.read more
  • Startup Diaries: From Charity Worker to Business Owner

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nancy Johnston, Founder of Tengri gives us her three top tips on starting your own luxury fashion brand.read more
  • Client Retention: The Key To Business Success

    Guest Author
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the world of business and commerce, anything that’s new is going to cost you… including gaining new customers.read more
  • Women Helping Women: HER Fund

    Megan Foo
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some of the most phenomenal women-focused nonprofit organizations I have spotlighted authenticate a simple yet powerful message: women’s empowerment can be secured only when women are united in a common fight toward gender equality.read more
  • Lend a Helping Hand with Lendahand

    Lucy Catten
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Introducing Lendahand - a crowdfunding platform for Small to Medium sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) in upcoming economies. read more
 
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    PCWorld

  • Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.Spotlight, which underwent a rework for Yosemite, indexes desktop files and makes them searchable via keywords. By default, the latest iteration of Spotlight sends those search terms to Apple, in conjunction with Microsoft’s Bing search engine, which Apple says is used to improve Spotlight’s accuracy.If “Location Services” are turned on in Yosemite, a computer’s approximate location is also sent to Apple whenever Spotlight is used. Apple advises users of the data it…
  • First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The first products from Apple’s mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership “could change the way people work.”In July, Apple announced an “exclusive” deal with IBM in which iPhones and iPads would be sold to enterprises backed by IBM’s cloud and analytics services. The first products will be for the banking, government, insurance, retail, telecommunications and travel and transport sectors, Cook said on a Monday earnings call.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.The new Account Map tool does an enterprise-wide analysis of data collected in a company’s Smartsheet domain and generates a visual representation of the people working on the different projects, including employees, partners, contractors, vendors and customers.“It gives you a quick, visual way of seeing the landscape of who is doing what across the enterprise,”…
  • Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that’s already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off. Clunky implementations, lack of widespread acceptance and poor user knowledge have hampered NFC technology, but some in the payments industry are hoping Apple Pay has an impact far beyond iPhone 6 users. “I think without a doubt, Apple has a unique place in the mobile ecosystem, with hardware, software and services,” said James Anderson, senior vice president of emerging payments at MasterCard. He said…
  • Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Microsoft now loves Linux.This was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read “Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux,” during a Monday webcast to announce a number of services it had added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution.In addition, the company launched a marketplace portal, now in preview mode, designed to make it easier for customers to procure and manage their cloud operations.Microsoft is also planning to release an Azure appliance, in conjunction with Dell, that will allow organizations…
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    theGrio

  • Kevin Hart helps selfie bus driver get her job back

    Carrie Healey
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Kevin Hart has helped a Los Angeles bus driver get her job back after she was suspended for taking a selfie with the comedian while on the job. Genesha Bradley-Douglas left her National Car Rental shuttle bus idling at LAX while she hopped off to snap a photo with Hart. When her supervisors saw the photo and other video footage of the event, they suspended Bradley-Douglas without pay. Word about the suspension got back to Hart, and he posted a video directed at National Car Rental, asking them to give the driver her job back. Hart wrote on YouTube: “I’m asking ‘National…
  • ‘Dear White People’ offers edgy take on ‘post-racial’ America

    Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze. An ambitious satire that questions just how “post-racial” America has become, the film is never at a loss for words, but sometimes confuses galvanizing rhetoric for legitimate deliberation. At an Ivy League stand-in called Winchester University, black students endure marginalization in both the classroom and campus cultural life, with many finding…
  • ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ says yes to spanking in latest episode

    Chris Witherspoon
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    ABC’s Black-ish is certain to ruffle some feathers with their upcoming episode centered on the hot-button topic of parents spanking their children. Wednesday night’s episode of Black-ish features Laurence Fishburne’s character (Pops) standing firm in his belief of spanking a child no matter how old the child gets. In a new clip provided to Entertainment Weekly, Pops walks in on his grandson, Andre, while he’s talking to his siblings about “the whooping window,” and how at 13-years-old, he’s no longer at risk of getting spanked. Pops immediately…
  • Wu-Tang affiliate who cut off own member, now stand-up comedian

    Carrie Healey
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer, who severed his own penis and jumped off of a balcony earlier this year, is now a stand-up comedian. The rapper got on stage in North Hollywood last week and joked about cutting off his member during his performance. In the video obtained by TMZ, the rapper can be heard saying he heard voices in his head telling him to do it. Rapper Andre Johnson allegedly severs own penis, jumps from apartment balcony The rapper, also known as Andre Johnson, is a member of the Wu-Tang affiliated hip-hop group…
  • Fear of Ebola in New Jersey keeps new African students home

    Carrie Healey
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com. Two East African children will remain home past the 21-day waiting period before beginning elementary school in New Jersey, due to backlash from district parents about fears of Ebola. The young children moved from Rwanda and were scheduled to begin classes at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey, Monday, but that is no longer the case. A letter from the school’s nurse was sent home to teachers, informing them of the new students and adding that she would be “taking the students’ temperature three times…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Victory Lap

    Jennifer Swann
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing, busking. Even stranger is what takes place offstage: slow dancing, usually. That’s... by Jennifer Swann Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing,…
  • Sinkane

    Andy Hermann
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sinkane’s slippery grooves have their roots in Africa, as does their creator, the London-born, Sudan-bred, Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab. But calling his music Afrobeat or Afro-pop would be far too reductive. On Mean Love, his second album for James Murphy’s DFA Records, he layers funky guitar and clavinet hooks, swaying... by Andy Hermann Sinkane’s slippery grooves have their roots in Africa, as does their creator, the London-born, Sudan-bred, Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab. But calling his music Afrobeat or Afro-pop would be far too reductive.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe…
  • L.A. Moves to Ban Pay-to-Park Apps

    Dennis Romero
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are all moving forward with proposals to ban parking apps that allow you to sell your public-street spot to the highest bidder. As far as we know, there's only one app that does that: MonkeyParking, which was already told to "cease and desist" by city officials in its native San Francisco, where it shut down in response. See also: Kicked Out of San Francisco, MonkeyParking App Plans a Fresh Start in Santa Monica The Bay Area situation, and user demand, inspired the app to set its sights on America's parking Mecca, Los Angeles and its…
  • "Marriage" Is Just Another Word for "Knife Fight" in The Dance of Death (GO!)

    Bill Raden
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A Noise Within’s revival of The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s unsparing, 1901 depiction of marriage as a connubial knife fight, comes as a scabrously funny reminder of the debt owed the Swedish dramatist by the last century’s playwrights. Because in the still-startling ferocity of its language (freshened by Conor McPherson’s streamlined 2012 adaptation) and the malignancy of its relationships, The Dance of Death packs a proto-Beckettian blend of comically grotesque bathos and absurdity that echoes throughout the modern canon, perhaps most explicitly in Edward Albee's…
  • Cal State Student's Disappearance Is Now a Capital Murder Case

    Dennis Romero
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Updated at the bottom: Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says Alkadi was trying to sell an Audi via Craigslist. A Long Beach man today faced capital murder in the death of missing Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Alkadi. Victim and perp met on social media after Alkadi posted a car-for-sale ad, prosecutors said. The L.A. County District Attorney's office said today that Alkadi was carjacked, robbed and killed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Doug Lamborn on the Military

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Doug Lamborn on the Military PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: doug, lamborn, military, obama, resignation, policy, colorado, congress, republican Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - CDC Protocols

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: CDC Protocols PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cdc, ebola, protocol, disease, epidemic, pandemic, africa, liberia, sierra, leone, usa, health Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Supreme Court on Gay Marriage PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: gay, marriage, same, sex, supreme, court, appeals, ban, states Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ebola Symptoms

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Ebola Symptoms PUBLICATION DATE: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: ebola, symptoms, air, travel, usa, liberia, nigeria, cdc, medicine, virus, africa Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Koch Brothers Influence

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Koch Brothers Influence PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: koch, brothers, influence, republican, tea, party, conservative, pac, contribution, campaign, finance Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Victory Lap

    Jennifer Swann
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing, busking. Even stranger is what takes place offstage: slow dancing, usually. That’s... by Jennifer Swann Victory Lap is a variety show, emphasis on the variety: There’s a traditional house band and stand-up comedians (Megan Koester, Brendon Small, Dan St. Germain) between sets, but then there are the weirder things: puppet surgery, tap dancing,…
  • Sinkane

    Andy Hermann
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sinkane’s slippery grooves have their roots in Africa, as does their creator, the London-born, Sudan-bred, Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab. But calling his music Afrobeat or Afro-pop would be far too reductive. On Mean Love, his second album for James Murphy’s DFA Records, he layers funky guitar and clavinet hooks, swaying... by Andy Hermann Sinkane’s slippery grooves have their roots in Africa, as does their creator, the London-born, Sudan-bred, Brooklyn-based musician Ahmed Gallab. But calling his music Afrobeat or Afro-pop would be far too reductive.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe…
  • L.A. Moves to Ban Pay-to-Park Apps

    Dennis Romero
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are all moving forward with proposals to ban parking apps that allow you to sell your public-street spot to the highest bidder. As far as we know, there's only one app that does that: MonkeyParking, which was already told to "cease and desist" by city officials in its native San Francisco, where it shut down in response. See also: Kicked Out of San Francisco, MonkeyParking App Plans a Fresh Start in Santa Monica The Bay Area situation, and user demand, inspired the app to set its sights on America's parking Mecca, Los Angeles and its…
  • "Marriage" Is Just Another Word for "Knife Fight" in The Dance of Death (GO!)

    Bill Raden
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A Noise Within’s revival of The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s unsparing, 1901 depiction of marriage as a connubial knife fight, comes as a scabrously funny reminder of the debt owed the Swedish dramatist by the last century’s playwrights. Because in the still-startling ferocity of its language (freshened by Conor McPherson’s streamlined 2012 adaptation) and the malignancy of its relationships, The Dance of Death packs a proto-Beckettian blend of comically grotesque bathos and absurdity that echoes throughout the modern canon, perhaps most explicitly in Edward Albee's…
  • Cal State Student's Disappearance Is Now a Capital Murder Case

    Dennis Romero
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Updated at the bottom: Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says Alkadi was trying to sell an Audi via Craigslist. A Long Beach man today faced capital murder in the death of missing Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Alkadi. Victim and perp met on social media after Alkadi posted a car-for-sale ad, prosecutors said. The L.A. County District Attorney's office said today that Alkadi was carjacked, robbed and killed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Photos from the Norbeck prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    These are photos taken October 20, 2014 at the Norbeck Section 1 prescribed fire being managed on State, Federal and private lands approximately 4 miles northeast of Pringle, South Dakota. More details about the project can be found here. We will first post some quick cell phone pictures transmitted from the site, and toward the end of the day put up some real photos.
  • Norbeck prescribed fire in the Black Hills

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Briefing for the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire at 7 a.m., October 20, 2014. Photo by Bill Gabbert. Monday morning we attended the 7 a.m. briefing for the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire in the Black Hills. It is a complex, Type 1, 1,938-acre project on State, Federal and private lands approximately 4 miles northeast of Pringle, South Dakota. The 120 personnel will be igniting vegetation in Wind Cave National Park, Custer State park, Black Hills National Forest, and private land. Some of the funding is provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. To assist with ignition on the large…
  • New York Times: Mary Lowry writes about pyromania

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Mary Lowry, the author of a new novel about wildland firefighting, has an interesting article in the New York Times, titled The Origins of My Pyromania. When we wrote about her book, Wildfire, we mentioned that she worked for two seasons on the Pike Hotshots in Colorado. In the Times piece, she talks about playing with fire and matches as a child, and then getting paid while using a drip torch for some serious ignition when she was a firefighter. Here is a brief excerpt from the article. …When I was 21, I found myself standing in a forest holding a drip torch in my hand. A drip torch…
  • Wildfire camo clothing

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    A camouflage pattern on clothing or a vehicle that replicates a wildfire of course has no practical use. If you are in a wildfire, there is no logical reason why you would want to hide. But on the other hand, according to my research, 99.2753 percent of the people that wear standard camo have no practical reason for wearing it, other than fashion. Last year we wrote about a race car that competed in a NASCAR event that was wrapped in a wildfire pattern. Now it turns out that the company that made the wrap is putting the pattern on clothing. (It’s pretty cool, I have to admit.) Wildfire…
  • Golf club may have started Poinsettia Fire in California

    Bill Gabbert
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Poinsettia Fire, screen grab from Fox TV at 1:20 p.m. PDT, May 14, 2014. A fire investigator has determined that a golf club striking a rock is one of the possible causes for the Poinsettia Fire that burned 27 residences and 600 acres on May 14 in Carlsbad, California. The fire started near a cart path on the 7th hole on the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa’s golf course. Below is an excerpt from an article in the Union-Tribune: As for arson, a viral suspicion on that infernal spring day, [Dominic Fieri, an investigator with the Carlsbad Fire Department] found no evidence of an incendiary…
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • UNC academic fraud report to be released Wednesday

    dkane@newsobserver.com (Dan Kane)
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    The report comes after eight months of interviews and records analysis by a team of attorneys led by Kenneth Wainstein, a former top U.S. Justice Department official.Click to Continue »
  • American Girl book giveaway

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    20 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    To celebrate the opening of the new American Girl store in SouthPark, we're giving away 2 books.Click to Continue »
  • Mooresville surveillance plane maker: No live missiles in our planes

    jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com (Joe Marusak)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Representatives of a maker of surveillance planes at Lake Norman Air Park tried to assure Mooresvile-area residents on Monday night that its operations are above-board and don?t put the community…Click to Continue »
  • 8 injured in 4-vehicle crash on I-77 near Tyvola Road exit

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The crash was reported about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on I-77 near the Tyvola Road exit, according to the NC Highway Patrol.Click to Continue »
  • 2 cyclists seriously hurt in Waxhaw crash

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The collision was reported on Waxhaw-Marvin Road near Exbury Gardens Drive, according to authorities. Investigators said the cyclists ? a 58-year-old man from Hickory and his 56-year-old brother from Charlotte…Click to Continue »
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
  • Death by Fire

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cameron Todd Willingham - executed for the arson murder of his three daughters. Could this case change the death penalty debate?
  • Ebola Outbreak

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • ‘NYT’ can’t keep its story straight on anti-Semitism in Germany

    StingRay
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Three weeks ago the New York Times stunned its readers with a frontpage story proclaiming, “Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes out of the Shadows.” From the immigrant enclaves of the Parisian suburbs to the drizzly bureaucratic city of Brussels to the industrial heartland of Germany, Europe’s old demon returned this summer.
  • Anti-semitism charge is increasingly being leveled against Israel’s mainstream critics

    StingRay
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A very similar charge was made by Matti Friedman, a former AP reporter in Jerusalem, who accused international media, including American outlets, of anti-Semitism for the way they told the story of the Gaza onslaught, as being Israel’s fault, when the real story was that Israel was taking on Hamas just as the US is taking on ISIS. At On the Media (minute 5): What we’re seeing is extremely critical coverage of the actions of the Israeli government, and I would argue that this [alleged media] interest in the holy land– I think that there’s a very thin line between that and development…
  • Controversial CEO of oil giant Total killed in private jet plane crash after aircraft hit snow plough on take-off from Moscow airport

    Mike Rivero
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Tatyana Morozova, a spokesman for the Russian transport department, said: 'A criminal investigation has been opened into the violation of safety regulations after a light aircraft crash in the capital's Vnukovo Airport'.
  • Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

    orraz
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Sondra Arquiett was unaware as the DEA masqueraded as her while speaking to her friends. The DEA even posted photos of her with her son and another photo of her alone in panties and a bra. She has sued the DEA agent who set up the account. The Justice Department is backing him up, claiming federal agents have the right to do such things.
  • Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked

    PatriotRising
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Feast on some of the world’s best data-visualisations & infographics of 2014

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    We’ve unleashed the long- and short-lists for the 2014 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Another round of exceptional, eye-popping, brain-flossing entries this year. The interactive category is particularly worth a look. Thanks the hundreds of creators from thirty countries who entered. View the selection get inspired or to help us choose a winner. We’ll be opening the visitor-vote on Monday 20th October. You can join our amazing judging panel. Visit the site or twollow to get a reminder.
  • The Microbe-scope – Comparing infectious diseases

    david
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    A quick visualisation comparing infectiousness & deadliness of the major pathogens, including Ebola. » See the visualisation » Check out the data
  • Common Mythconceptions – World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods

    david
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    A fun one for a Friday. Some of our most common myths & misconceptions. » See the graphic
  • We’re Hiring! 1x writer, 1x designer

    david
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Rare opportunity to join our beautiful team. Looking for writer / blogger editorial all-rounder and a middleweight information designer / visualiser for our commercial studio. Details.
  • Knowledge is Beautiful UK edition – out today

    david
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Knowledge is Beautiful: 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas: science, power, money, health, film, space, art, thought. Each with their own unique dataset available online. Enjoy! » watch a video of the insides » order from Amazon.co.uk » order from Waterstones (20% off) » find out about other editions See some example content: Who Hates Whom in the Middle East, Good Relationtips, The Big Scary CO2 Graphic, Rhetological Fallacies, Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read.
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    New News information at Cranes Today

  • Liebherr turns assist crane into ballast

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Liebherr has introduced a new boom erection concept for crawler cranes, which allows an auxiliary crane to replace the majority of the assembly ballast. The new approach should work particularly well on wind farms, where large amounts of counterweights is needed just to raise the boom, and ballast trailers transport is difficult and expensive.
  • UCATT ballots HTC crane ops over pay

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    UK construction union UCATT is balloting 180 crane operators over strike action at tower hirer HTC, in an argument over pay, threatening to bring construction on major projects to a standstill. The union says the hirer's offer doesn't restore pay to pre-recession levels. HTC managing director Dave Holder says the offer is fair. The union warns that it will target other crane owners in the UK in future.
  • 690 HD building road tunnel in Singapore

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    A Sennebogen 690 HD duty cycle crawler crane is being used as an all purpose crane to assist construction of an underground road system in Singapore.
  • No bridge too far for record-breaking Mammoet

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Mammoet has used a 96-axle configuration of SPMTs to replace a 2,100t bridge in Ottawa, Canada — said to be the heaviest lift of a structure over a motorway ever made in North America.
  • Liebherr cranes are the latest in Steil

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    German crane company Steil has added two 500t Liebherr telescopic mobile cranes to its fleet to assist with jobs in the wind power sector.
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

    Guest Z4nv1
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It’s impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we’re not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II? It’s one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to crowdfund the Hendo Hoverboard as a proof of concept for its hover engine technology — it’s not quite the floating skateboard Marty McFly rode through Hill Valley (and the Wild West), but it’s an obvious precursor to the imagined ridable: a self-powered, levitating…
  • Artist creates Back to the Future hoverboard — that actually hovers (video)

    Guest MY1hG
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Don’t expect to ride it on solid ground — much less water — but what you see above is indeed a hoverboard that floats. Using electromagnets embedded in the podium and a laser system to measure its position, artist Nils Guadagnin has managed to keep a familiar-looking pink plank aloft, a full five years and five months before the real deal supposedly sees common use. Give the man a pair of kicks, a car and a flux capacitor, and he’ll be all set. Video after the break. Tags: art, Back to the Future, back to the future part II, BackToTheFuture, BackToTheFuturePartIi,…
  • Audi RS 7 proves it needs no driver to go racing

    Guest NdUsa
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Audi’s execs must have toasted to their autonomous car’s success this weekend, because the self-driving RS 7 has successfully conquered the Hockenheimring racing circuit in Germany. While the company’s announcement doesn’t get into specifics, it says the modified sedan finished each lap in just over two minutes, close to the original two minutes and 10 seconds estimate. It doesn’t confirm a top speed either, but the commentator in the video after the break says the car reached 137mph, driving the optimal trajectory you’d expect a top racer to take. As…
  • Xbox One’s next update adds custom backgrounds, Twitter for TV and game clips

    Pallavi Kumar
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Microsoft only just unleashed its October update for the Xbox One, and now it’s talking about what to expect next month. The update will hit consoles for those in the preview test group soon, and adds many features Major Nelson and crew say the community has been asking for, including custom backgrounds (with the PS4 getting themes soon, it’s Blu-ray 3D all over again), and extra details for profiles. The custom backgrounds will launch with a selection of pictures and the ability to post based on achievements, and after a media player update later in the month, gamers will be able…
  • ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Watch Dogs’ lead Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft

    Guest P0QjL
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The driving force behind some of Ubisoft’s most successful franchises and best moments is no longer with the game maker as of today. Jade Raymond, executive producer on Assassin’s Creed II, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, has left the company after ten years of service, the company announced. To do what, exactly? That’s anyone’s guess. She’s been in the AAA space for a good portion of her career, working on The Sims Online prior to joining Ubisoft and being a key voice in the creation of the first two Assassin’s Creeds. Given her experience running…
 
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • A Breaking News UPDATE >>> Some 60 persons detained following an ALL DAY RAID!

    media
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Persons living in the Bahamas undocumented have been advised to get their affairs in order! Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press confirms a raid today resulted in some 60 persons being detained at the detention centre. Sources now on the ground report the raid was the result of an all day exercise, which nabbed persons undocumented and unregistered without any status yet living in the Bahamas. The exercise today was a joint efforts between the Immigration, Police and Defence Force in the Carmichael and Joe Farrington Road areas. Early Sunday morning in Bimini,…
  • Bahamian Teenager Releases First Novel

    media
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Young writer making waves already…. Alexis Ferguson, a Bahamian high school student who is promoting her first published work. NASSAU, Bah.- Alexis Ferguson, a 16 year old Bahamian author has started a promotional tour for her novel “Risk”. “Risk” is a fantasy fiction novel set in Hawaii and the ‘Mahgic Realm’ which centers around Jade, a mind reading teenage girl, and a the Mahgi, a group of supernatural beings who possess extraordinary powers. The first stop on this tour is an appearance on Bahamas at Sunrise this Friday morning October 24th. Alexis will be talking about…
  • Major Drug Bust on Acklins this morning…

    media
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    MILLION DOLLAR DRUG BUST DURING DAY 5 OF OPERATION SHOWTIME II file photo of a drug bust in May this year. tribune242.com photo. Acklins, Bahamas — POLICE are reporting the seizure of a large quantity of dangerous drugs and the arrest of two men ages 36 and 31 from Acklins Island during day five of “Operation Showtime II ”, held in New Providence late Sunday 18th October 2014 through the early morning of Monday 20th October 2014. According to reports, shortly after 1:00am this morning, a team of officers assigned to “Operation Showtime II ” along with officers from the Police…
  • Mitchell responds to Shanty Town dweller threats

    media
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Nassau, Bahamas – It was during a demolition exercise on a Farrington Road shanty town in Nassau late last week that a dweller told a ZNS News reporter that there are more Haitian-Bahamians than Bahamians therefore “they” should not start something they cannot finish. The comment was interpreted by some as inflammatory and incited civil unrest. Video was posted on facebook and created a firestorm of criticism and commentary, some inflammatory. It was against this backdrop that a press conference was held on Sunday 19th October by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and…
  • Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Launched in Atlanta, GA

    media
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Mrs Christie along with guests at the launch of Bahamas junkanoo Carnival in Atlanta. ATLANTA, GA- Drum rhythms, beautiful costumes and colorful renditions of all things Bahamian was the highlight of the first international launch for the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, held on Wednesday, October 8th at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Atlanta Georgia. Organized by the Bahamas Consulate the Bahamas Tourist Office Atlanta, and The Bahamas National Festival Commission, the event was complete with Bahamian food, art, and music. Culminating the evening was a performance by the world…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Tuesday's papers: Sub-terfuge? As the Swedish Navy's search off the waters of Stockholm continues, the Finnish media heats up with Cold War fears.

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Main Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat devotes 4 lead pages of coverage to the ongoing underwater operation by the Swedish Navy off the waters of Stockholm, which has raised serious concern in Finland and other neighbouring countries about what the navy is searching for: is it a Russian vessel in trouble. The search, which enters its fifth day, has raised much interest in Finland, particularly as it coincided with the official visit to Finland by Sweden's newly elected Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Monday. Tampere's Aamulehti goes so far as to quote a Russian defence expert on its cover:…
  • X-C ski season begins in Rovaniemi

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Despite temperatures above freezing, the season’s first cross-country ski trail was completed in the capital of Finnish Lapland on Monday.Work began on Friday to prepare the 7.5 kilometre trail on Ounasvaara fell, just a couple of kilometres from the city centre. With little natural snowfall so far, snow stored since last winter have been deployed to produce a thick enough covering. “We’ve had excellent conditions to prepare the track, so it’s happened quickly and it’s in good shape,” says Heikki Keskitalo, CEO of the Santasport sports institute, which set up the track."A…
  • Swedish, Finnish PMs discuss Baltic security and EU climate policy

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Sweden's newly-inaugurated Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited his Finnish counterpart Alexander Stubb’s official Helsinki residence, Kesäranta, on Monday. Besides the president and prime minister, he met with Finance Minister – and fellow Social Democratic Party chair – Antti Rinne as well as Speaker of Parliament Eero Heinäluoma – himself a former SDP leader.Löfven, on his first official visit to neighbouring Finland, said that he and Stubb had discussed ongoing events near Stockholm, where the Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a possible foreign underwater…
  • Finnish president sees rising non-civilian traffic in Baltic

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said on Monday that a violation of Swedish territorial waters would be a serious issue if it were to be confirmed. He commented on the possible presence of a foreign underwater vessel in the Stockholm archipelago during an interview with the Lännen Media consortium of newspapers. “There is much more traffic on the Baltic Sea now than in the past and it is clearly not all civilian traffic,” Niinistö said. Earlier this month, the Finnish Environment Institute reported that Russian vessels and a helicopter had interfered with the work of its research…
  • PM Stubb condemns Laajasalo slaying

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    During police questioning after being detained on Thursday, the suspect confessed to committing the murder and dumping the body. On Monday his lawyer, Heikki Lampela, confirmed the young man’s background as director of the Helsinki branch of the Union of Youth in the National Coalition Party. According to the tabloid Ilta-Sanomat. he had also served as the organisation's communications director and as a columnist for the online newspaper Uusi Suomi.The man was remanded in custody on Monday.“The whole incident is a shock. A person has lost their life – she has been killed – and any…
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Evolution and Ethics

    thuudung
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    T.H. Huxley – Darwin’s “bulldog” – was an eminent scientist, an ardent believer in evolution, and a fierce critic of scientific triumphalism… more
  • History of beer

    thuudung
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Babylonians, shamans, monks, farmers, patriots, industrialists: Brewers are an ancient and odd bunch. Every beer tells a story… more
  • Fast is never fast enough

    thuudung
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    The cult of speed. The faster we go, it seems, the less time we have. And you’ll never be fast enough. Eventually speed kills.. more
  • Does time have a future?

    thuudung
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    One second per second is the speed of time, right? Not necessarily. It depends where (and when) you are. Unpacking a cosmic riddle… more
  • Mussolini’s Jewess

    thuudung
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Who was Margherita Grassini Sarfatti? Art collector, editor, malicious gossip, Fascist propagandist. And Mussolini’s Jewess… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR?

    Samuel Scott
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Update: Missed my webinar? You can watch it here! Dear friends, This coming Tuesday, I will be hosting a free webinar at Moz (a Mozinar!) at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time in the United States) on how to combine PR and SEO into a holistic marketing strategy. I hope to see you there — don’t forget […] The post Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry?

    Samuel Scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    This essay originally appeared at the Times of Israel. By Samuel Scott Many immigrants to Israel who are not fluent in Hebrew — especially those who are native English speakers — end up working in some type of sales or marketing position that focuses on selling to customers or clients in their native countries. Six […] The post So, You Want to Work in Israel’s SEO Industry? appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO

    Samuel Scott
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott Insert links into press releases that include targeted keywords in the text of the links and then publish and distribute them throughout the Internet. If you work in public relations, that statement is probably what you think when you hear the term “SEO.” But […] The post What Public Relations Can Learn From SEO appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • When Missiles Start Falling at Work

    Samuel Scott
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    This essay originally appeared on LinkedIn Today. TEL AVIV – The air-raid sirens woke me up in the morning. My eyes flashed open in bed in my top-floor apartment here in Israel’s high-tech capital as the warning sounds echoed throughout the neighborhood and signaled that I had fifteen seconds to take shelter in my building’s […] The post When Missiles Start Falling at Work appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google!

    Samuel Scott
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    This essay originally appeared at The Cline Group. By Samuel Scott I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy about a Google algorithm update as I’ve been with Panda 4.0. Google rolled out the change on May 20. Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz noticed on May 29 that several major press-release websites were hit. PR Newswire announced […] The post Google is Killing “SEO” Press Releases. Thank You, Google! appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • US Resupplies Kurdish Forces Fighting Islamic State Near Kobani

    Albany Tribune
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani, Syria, last night to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Air Force C-130 aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of responsibility delivered weapons, ammunition and medical supplies that were provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq and intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL’s attempts to overtake Kobani, officials said, adding that all aircraft left the airdrop zone safely. The…
  • Toyota Recalls 247,000 Cars In US Due To Air Bag Issue

    PanArmenian
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    By PanArmenian Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday, Oct 20, because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan’s Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, U.S. safety regulators said, according to Reuters. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. The regional recalls by Toyota and other automakers including Honda Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Chrysler Group began…
  • Bomb Squad Removes a Tripwire Device near Forest Park – No Injuries

    Albany Tribune
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    By Albany Tribune On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as “Firelane 3″ on area maps. The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable. The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and…
  • Iraqi Officials Prep For Iran Trip After Confirmations

    Al Bawaba News
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    By Al Bawaba News Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Iran Monday after lawmakers approved his choices for the critically important Defense and Interior portfolios. The ministers’ appointments complete the formation of a government that will strive to push ISIS out of the sprawling territory it has seized in recent months. In Baghdad Sunday, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said Iraq was making “progress” in the struggle against ISIS. Addressing a news conference in Baghdad, and joined by the foreign ministers of Mauritania, Kuwait and Iraq, Elaraby said “the…
  • Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting ‘Millions’ In Social Security – Investigation

    RT
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    By RT US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found. The investigation revealed that since 1979, at least 38 members of the Nazi Party, including the notoriously brutal SS guards, were able to receive millions of dollars in Social Security payments. Of that number, at least four former Nazis – all of whom live in Europe – are still collecting their benefits. By March 1999, over two dozen suspected Nazi criminals…
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    Deadline

  • Powerful ‘Klinghoffer’ Premiere Starts With Protests, Ends With Cheers

    Jeremy Gerard
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Police barricades surrounded the plaza at Lincoln Center, helicopters buzzed overhead and several hundred protesters, at one point led by former mayor Rudy Giuliani, denounced the Metropolitan Opera on Monday evening for presenting The Death Of Klinghoffer. Brandishing placards that read “Shame On Peter Gelb” — a reference to the Met's general manager — and “The Met Opera Glorifies Terrorism,” the marchers sang “Hatikvah,” the Israeli national anthem, and listened to…
  • Pitt Honors Soldiers; BBC Takes To ‘London Spy’, ‘Passing Bells'; More: Global Briefs

    Nancy Tartaglione
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The BFI London Film Festival closed with a bang Sunday night as Brad Pitt, Shia Lebeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal hit town for the European premiere of David Ayer's WW2 drama Fury. Speaking to reporters, Pitt paid tribute to the sacrifices so many soldiers had made. "We all walked away absolutely enriched and for me, specifically, it was a real study in leadership, earning one's respect and being responsible for others. I walk away knowing I'm a better…
  • UPDATE: Hollywood Reacts, R.I.P. Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta

    The Deadline Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Update 9:50PM: Hollywood reacts to the death of their beloved designer, who died at 82 after a long battle with cancer: Said Taylor Swift on Instagram, “My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.” Iconic legendary genius, gone but definitely not forgotten #OscarDeLaRenta My heart goes out to the De La Renta family. -ZS — Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) October 21, 2014 Sad to hear of…
  • Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1M At Jeffrey Katzenberg Co-Hosted Hollywood Fundraiser

    Dominic Patten
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Hillary Clinton tonight told a room full of Hollywood heavyweights that the midterm elections are very important to make sure the Democrats retain the Senate so they can move forward on “important issues like immigration reform.” What she also told the 60 or so guests in attendance is, to use some of  the introductory remarks by co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, is “the amazing drawing power” of the former Secretary of State. A fact not lost on anyone as tonight's event raised…
  • UTA & ‘Trouble With The Curve’ Writer Hit With New $5M Lawsuit Over Clint Eastwood Pic

    Dominic Patten
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Brooks is proof that if at first you don't succeed in Hollywood, try, try again - especially in the courts. Just over eight months after his first multimillion-dollar Trouble With The Curve copyright infringement lawsuit was tossed, Brooks and his Gold Glove Productions launched today a new $5 million breach of contract complaint over the pic in LA Superior Court (read it here). With different lawyers than last time, Brooks isn't claiming now that Warner Br…
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    The Conversation

  • It takes more than singing to strike a chord in music education

    Anita Collins, Assistant Professor in Music and Arts Education at University of Canberra
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Learning a musical instrument begins with the act of making music with our bodies. AAP/YonhapYesterday, Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Arts Minister George Brandis announced A$594,000 in funding for a new national music teachers mentorship program. The details have sent music educators and music education advocates into a flurry. And rightly so. Not only is this recognition that there is a problem with the delivery of music education in the Australia school system, but funding that offers an effective and sustainable solution is a watershed moment in music education in this…
  • It's time to fix the free trade bungle on the cost of medicines

    Luigi Palombi, Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Reduced access to generics drugs has contributed to the 80% rise in the cost of Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Diego Cervo/ShutterstockTen years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years and where we stand today on the brink of a number of significant new trade deals. Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership present an opportunity to correct a mistake made a decade in…
  • Orchestrating wonder: Opus at the Melbourne Festival

    Adva Weinstein, PhD Candidate, Victorian College of the Arts at University of Melbourne
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    In Opus, circus and chamber music collide in an astounding fashion. Melbourne FestivalRambunctious, athletic circus with elegant, controlled chamber music. Do opposites collide? Not in Opus, an intriguing collaboration between the chamber music Debussy String Quartet from Lyon, France and the Australian circus troupe Circa that was staged at the Melbourne Festival over the weekend. In Opus, they dance. Shostakovich’s quartets swirl and shift, travelling tumultuous and unpredictable paths as the performers leap and bound across the stage, in equally thrilling measure. The meeting is a…
  • Look to China's productivity gains, not headline growth figures

    James Laurenceson, Deputy Director and Professor, Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at University of Technology, Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    China needs to adopt a productivity reform agenda to avoid falling living standards AAPChina’s economy grew by 7.3% during the third quarter of 2014, meeting market expectations. Polling by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal put the consensus forecast at 7.2-7.3%, the slowest pace in more than five years. But to see where China is really headed, a closer look needs to be taken at its productivity. With iron ore prices already sitting at five year lows, a further slowdown in Chinese growth is not the sort of news that Australian policy-makers need. What is of greater concern is whether we…
  • Australia's film industry owes a debt to Gough Whitlam

    Ben Goldsmith, Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    2010's Animal Kingdom – one of many films to benefit from the legacies of the Whitlam government. EPA/Simon Mein/Sony PicturesFilmmakers and audiences – indeed Australian arts and screen culture more broadly – owe a deep debt of gratitude to Gough Whitlam and the government he led. Although the foundations had been laid by Whitlam’s predecessors John Gorton and Billy McMahon, the Australian film revival of the 1970s only really took shape after Whitlam became Prime Minister in 1972. Whitlam’s government established the Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS) in 1973;…
 
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    Search Results - Daily Herald

  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and…
  • Bail reduced for mother of baby found in trash

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors agreed to a significant bail reduction Monday for a 23-year-old Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a trash can to die.
  • Moab man gets probation in dinosaur footprint

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 35-year-old Moab man charged with stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint will serve a year of probation and pay about $15,000 in restitution, a federal judge decided Monday.
  • Judge to weigh splitting attorneys general cases

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff can make their case next month that their bribery cases should be considered separately, a state judge ruled Monday.
  • Judge to weigh splitting attorneys general cases

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff can make their case next month that their bribery cases should be considered separately, a state judge ruled Monday.
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    DataSlam

  • Take Away Their Pumpkin Spice Lattes

    Ernie Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Some of the aftermath here in #Keene pic.twitter.com/3PqGXBmQPp— Katelyn Flint (@Katelyn_Flint) October 19, 2014 Apparently, pumpkin festival-goers in Keene, New Hampshire, are ready to go crazy for … reasons. And it's not a new thing. Last year, 140 people got arrested at this festival, which sounds closer to a failed rock festival than a failed pumpkin festival.
  • Let the Woman Live Her Life

    Ernie Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Back in the '90s, Monica Lewinsky became shorthand for a certain kind of political scandal that has become far more common these days—the kind of story where there's more angle than there is actual news. Above is the kind of headline that really explains this point succinctly. Monica posts a tweet on Twitter and all of a sudden there are political implications to it. Back in 2000, Tom Green did a pretty spectacular parody of the insanity that swarmed around this woman's life, covering the media swirl that followed her and playing with it by suggesting a big announcement … that involved…
  • Cliven Bundy's Fifteen Minutes: Still Not Up Yet

    Ernie Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    “A brave white man like you might be just what we need to put an end to this political correctness stuff in America today." It’s been half a year since renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became the biggest livestock-related cause célèbre of all time, and rather than going away or getting charged with any crimes, Bundy’s taking another route—he’s backing a third-party political candidate in what has to be the weirdest conversation on race in the past twelve months. Hey Eric Holder: Cliven Bundy and Kamau Bakari want you to listen to them!
  • One Street You Won't Easily Find on Google Maps

    Ernie Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Huffington Post put in the hard work to try to figure out where Sesame Street was. Short answer: Somewhere in NYC, but NYC is a big city. If you want the long answer, click here.
  • Google Wants Smart People Like You

    Ernie Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fun anecdote from this Business Insider piece talking about the company's talent crunch: On Thursday night, Google’s former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote their new book “How Google Works." During a Q&A at the University of London, Rosenberg said he once had to give a speech in front of a room full of Rhodes scholars (about 70 people receive the scholarship each year). He offered them all jobs at Google right there on the spot—and even comped their airfare to San Francisco. A few of them actually took up the offer. If…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • National Library of Medicine Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola-Related Content

    Gary Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    As you’ll read the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is working with the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service on this and other collections to archive web content related to global health events. From NLM’s Announcement: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This initiative is a part of its previously-announced Web content collecting effort, which is guided by the NLM Collection Development Manual and other strategic collecting efforts.
  • Findings from PCG’s 2014 Open Access Library Survey

    Gary Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Findings from the 2014 Open Access Library Survey were shared in this report released a few weeks ago by the Publishers Communication Group/Publishing Technology. From a Summary Blog Post by Kate Lara: Because PCG stands at the crossroads of librarians, researchers and publishers, we receive inquiries from all sides regarding open access publishing and its future impact on these stakeholders. In order to help address some of these questions, PCG carried out a survey to understand how librarians view open access, what role they play in this model, and whether there could be potential for…
  • University of North Carolina’s Davis Library Now Home to a Liquid Galaxy Panoramic Display System

    Gary Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    At the end of August we posted about “soft launch” of two “Research Hubs” inside two U. of North Carolina libraries. Today, the UNC Library formally announced that one of the hubs is now home to a new Liquid Galaxy display system. From a UNC Library Blog Post: The installation, made up of seven screens joined in a semi-circle, invites exploration with a high-resolution display and intuitive navigation. The Library knows of no other Liquid Galaxy in North Carolina. “From the moment the installer closed his tool box, students have been lining up non-stop to try the…
  • New Article: “Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine”

    Gary Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    This new article is being made available at no charge by Cambridge U. Press and Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. It’s available as a PDF, in HTML, and an ePub file. Other articles from a special edition of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness on Ebola are also available for free. Title Ebola Outbreak Response: The Role of Information Resources and the National Library of Medicine Authors Cynthia B. Love Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine Stacey J. Arnesen Disaster Information…
  • Open Access: Nature Publishing Group Publicly Releases Findings From Author Insights Survey

    Gary Price
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    From NPG: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan are making data from their Author Insights survey publicly available for the first time as part of Open Access Week. The survey, which contains views from 30,466 researchers, is the biggest publisher survey of authors’ views to be made open access. NPG and Palgrave Macmillan are making this anonymised data available in order to achieve greater understanding between authors, funders and publishers, particularly with regard to open access. The survey reveals authors’ views on a diverse range of topics, including how authors make…
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  • Getting Value From FullTextReports?

    fulltextreports
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Then please consider making a contribution. Frankly, I’d like to get rid of the ads, but they do provide a small income stream that helps support FullTextReports. Particularly if you are profit-making entity using this blog…say, via your intranet for current awareness, consider making an occasional donation. As of right now, FullTextReports will continue to […]
  • Veteranness : Representations of Combat-related PTSD in U.S. Popular Visual Media

    fulltextreports
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Veteranness : Representations of Combat-related PTSD in U.S. Popular Visual Media (PDF) Source: Michigan Technological University (Keranen) Posttraumatic stress and PTSD are becoming familiar terms to refer to what we often call the invisible wounds of war, yet these are recent additions to a popular discourse in which images of and ideas about combat-affected veterans […]
  • NOAA: Another warm winter likely for western U.S., South may see colder weather

    fulltextreports
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    NOAA: Another warm winter likely for western U.S., South may see colder weather Source: NOAA Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued today by NOAA’s Climate […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Food Safety: USDA Needs to Strengthen Its Approach to Protecting Human Health from Pathogens in Poultry Products. GAO-14-744, September 30. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-744 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666230.pdf Podcast – http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/podcasts/666518 2. Changing Crude Oil Markets: Allowing Exports Could Reduce Consumer Fuel Prices, and the Size of the Strategic Reserves Should […]
  • CRS — Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction: Dodd-Frank, SEC Regulations, and Legal Challenges (October 15, 2014)

    fulltextreports
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction: Dodd-Frank, SEC Regulations, and Legal Challenges (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) Two sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) require that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issue regulations to make public the involvement of U.S. companies in conflict […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • USS Detroit christened, shares same goals as the city … increase forward presence, be fast and agile

    Marge Sorge
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    The bottle wielded by ship sponsor Barbara Levin smashed against the bow as she uttered the words ““In the name of the United States I christen thee the USS Detroit.” The mechanism holding the mighty ship on land clicked, gave way and the USS Detroit slide into the Menominee River with a massive splash. It listed to the side for just a second and then proudly stood upright. I’d never been to the christening of a ship before so when it invitation came I jumped it at … a new adventure … always a good thing. The day didn’t disappoint, even with the cold in the shipyard of the…
  • FashionSpeak’s sophomore conference shows Detroit’s potential as a fashion hub

    Karen Dybis
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    “The road to success starts in your hometown.” Those are the words of Detroit native and world-renown fashion designer Tracy Reese, who wowed the crowd at Thursday’s FashionSpeak event at One Woodward in Detroit. The one-day conference, now in its sophomore year, is the grand effort of the Detroit Garment Group Guild. The conference’s goal is to show young (and seasoned) fashion designers, stylists, managers and more that there is good reason to stay in Michigan to build their businesses. That there is support here. That there are liked-minded entrepreneurs here. That they can do…
  • Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics opens in the historic Albert Kahn Savings Bank #3 in New Center

    M Lapham
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics founder Chris Casteel spent a lot of time driving around Detroit looking for “something that would work for us.” Then he came across a sale sign on a building at the corner of Woodward and Milwaukee … the Albert Kahn-designed original Savings Bank #3 in the New Center area. “We fell in love with the building’s architectural style,” he says. “… From there, “everything just started falling in to place.” The Roby family of “Roby’s Shoes” owned the building. The Roby’s have been great stewards of the building and wanted a business…
  • Pop-up yoga studio and retail store open in Grandmont Rosedale

    M Lapham
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Two brand new businesses will bring new gusto to Grandmont Rosedale, a neighborhood known for its historic roots and commitment to business growth. Anahata Yoga studio and a store specializing in fair trade artisan wares called Love Travel Imports are now open in the neighborhood. At 19120 Grand River sits Love Travels Imports and its collection of items from around the world, such as jewelry from Ethiopia, scarves from Madagascar, hand-hooked bags from South Africa and a host of other international free trade items. The owner, Yvette Jenkins, says her goal is to help women in economically…
  • The Detroit River and its picturesque canals are the stars of a wet and wild kayak ride

    Karen Dybis
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    The Detroit River is cold. Really, really cold. The current is fast. And when boats speed by, they create a fairly large wake that will put the fear of God into you, even if you’re a non-believer. I know because I found myself floating out there on a fall evening, clinging to a small tree in hopes that I wouldn’t spill over into the drink. It was only my second time in a kayak, and it was about to be my first time going overboard. I was doing everything I could to prevent that. Let’s back up a second. The reason I was out there was I was on a magnificent tour with Detroit River Sports.
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    BitShare

  • Take six minutes and learn a thing or two about Bitcoin

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Bitcoin Properly published a new video about bitcoin, discussing the revolutionary nature of bitcoin and block chain technology. The video is akin to the famous We Use Coins video, but updated, and in a bit more in depth without being overly technical.  In this video, it’s explained that “the technology behind crypto currencies such as Bitcoin will inevitably and radically change the role of traditional trusted parties such as banks, accountants, notaries, and governments.”
  • How one teen is trying to help solve child deaths from hot cars

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    You see it in the news all too often during the summer months. “Child left in hot car, and dies from heat stroke,” or some variation of that. I bet in a lot of cases, it’s just a parent with too much on their mind and well, a tragedy happens. One teen thought, how can this issue be solved? It happens every year, there must be something technology can do, right? That is what high school teen Alissa Chavez thought to accomplish, when she invented a prototype called The Hot Seat. It’s an ingenious idea that I hope comes to fruition, as it looks like it could save a lot…
  • The telephone has changed dramatically since it was invented, see how here

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The telephone. You see a touch screen device, that you can carry in your pocket that not only is a phone, but a calculator, a way to get on the internet, a text messaging hub, it has games, and probably any other app you can think of. But just go back twenty years, and most of this was just a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye. All kidding aside, the telephone has advanced more than you can imagine. From starting out with two cans and a string to experiment with sound traveling from one point to another, to what we have now, it’s amazing how much technology has advanced over the years. …
  • Verizon FiOS customer posts video that proves they throttle Netflix

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    It’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience. Verizon states it’s not their fault, but Netflix is to blame. Netflix says it’s not them, it’s Verizon. Well now, someone has finally done the right thing in this day in age - and posted a video to YouTube with the proof. And in the end, it appears…
  • Bitcoin and Apple make peace as the Blockchain app gets reinvigorated

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Back in January of this year, Apple took a very harsh approach to Bitcoin, banning all wallets and any apps that had bitcoin send and receive functions. In the past couple of weeks, Apple has started allowing bitcoin apps back into the App Store, and today, the Blockchain Wallet app has returned to iOS. It’s a good sign according to Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain, who said “We’re very excited to continue investing in iOS again and working with Apple to reimagine how the world transacts.” Blockchain is the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world, with 1.9 million…
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    PopHerald Technology News

  • Evernote intros work chat, a built-in messaging tool to boost productivity

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Evernote is trying to hit two birds using one stone. The online journal introduces the Evernote Work Chat, an instant messaging tool built within its apps. Evernote is trying to bridge the gap between improving the productivity of its service, and making its presence felt inside the instant messaging market. The popular online journal and task manager unveiled on Saturday the brand new addition to its list of features to offer, meet the new Evernote Work Chat. So basically, it’s an instant messaging tool built inside the Evernote application. It will run on all Evernote applications…
  • Marriott Hotels to pay FCC for violating the “Section 333″ of the Communications Act

    Jon Kristian Coa
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    FCC believes that one of Marriott’s hotels violated the Section 333 of the Communications Act. The popular hotel chain has agreed to settle with $600,000 fine. Popular hotel chain Marriott entered into a whopping $600,000 agreement with Federal Communication Commission to settle the allegations that it’s using devices to jam cellular connectivity while offering paid internet connection. A hotel guest at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland branch complained that the hotel was jamming mobile hotspots “so that you can’t use them in the convention space.” The hotel chain confessed to the FCC…
  • EA is reminding us that Sims 4 for Mac is coming, just wait

    Raphael Labuguen
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The Sims 4 exec said they’re already working on the Mac version of the game, while the PC version received its first update for free. Here’s some tidbits about the much-anticipated Sims 4 for Mac — because our office doesn’t run Windows, so we care so much. Just recently, Electronic Arts rolled out a free update for the Sims 4 installment to ease the pain of expecting too much — and not surprisingly, the update log includes mention of the Sims 4 version that can run on Mac OS X desktop and laptop computers. Of course, EA wants Mac users to stay updated because these…
  • Samsung Group using iPhone 6 bendgate to boost Galaxy Note 4 sales

    Jon Kristian Coa
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Samsung Group’s chance to stop the declining sales is to criticize Apple’s build quality — because for the first time ever, Samsung is now using metal frame. The Apple Bendgate scandal is like a chance of a lifetime for Samsung Electronics — the biggest smartphone rival of the Cupertino-based tech giant. Not surprisingly, Korea’s Samsung is now using the controversy to promote its new Android handset, the Galaxy Note 4. Will it drive people to use a Samsung phone? In a new video uploaded on YouTube, Samsung Tomorrow showcases how the company is diligently testing its own…
  • Facebook apologetic over real name issue, LGBT to login again or not?

    Orpha Buena
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Facebook is asking for apology for its handling of the real name issue. Not surprisingly, the statement didn’t share much details about Facebook’s strict implementation of real or legal names on its network, and how it will improve its relationship with the LGBT community. Los Angeles, California – Social networking giant Facebook apologized on Wednesday for its “poor handling” of the rule concerning real names. Christopher Cox, the good-looking product manager at Facebook, has issued the apology on behalf of the company. If you’re just coming to the story, the LGBT or…
 
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    SWNS

  • Facebook launches ‘Safety Check’ for people caught in disasters and accidents

    SWNS Reporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    Online privacy is important, yes – but is it overrated? Recently, there have been plenty of scares revolving around online privacy, how easy it is to be violated, and the worrying repercussions when we as individuals face a breach. Yet recently, in amongst the terrifying (and embarrassing) Snapchat hacks, Cloud leaks and Facebook Messenger concerns, there is now a beacon of good news. Facebook may know exactly where you are at all times – but is that always such a bad thing? Earlier this week, they unveiled a new feature which will make it far easier for friends and family to…
  • EcoPowerSupplies announces 6 – 9% discount on Eaton UPS systems

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    EcoPowerSupplies has announced a special incentive targeted at the UK comms room and datacentre market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies. Up to 31st December 2014 the company is offering IT-sector clients an extra 6-9% discount on its award-winning Eaton UPS systems. The extra discounts can be claimed for on-line purchases or purchases against a valid order and credit terms. The discounts start with 3% from the published prices for standard three-phase Eaton UPS systems from 8-200kVA including the 9355, 93E and 9390 series. A further 3% is available if an Eaton maintenance contract is…
  • Teacher create’s world’s most extreme maths lesson… skydiving, climbing and swimming with SHARKS

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    A daredevil teacher leaps from planes, climbs mountains and swims with sharks to create the world’s most extreme – MATHS LESSONS. Rob Bradley visited the Pyramids of Egypt to talk trigonometry and stood astride an erupting VOLCANO to illustrate how graphs can chart the lava flow. The brave boffin, 35, posts his videos online and takes them into lessons to make the traditionally stuffy subject fun for shocked kids. Extreme maths teacher Rob explaining equations on Moutn Everest He takes photos of his extreme stunts then puts mathematical equations over the pictures to show the…
  • Rescue dog dubbed the ‘wimpiest pooch in Britain’ struggling to find a new home

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    This lonely rescue dog is desperate to find a new home after being dubbed the ‘wimpiest dog in the UK’ – thanks to her fear of almost EVERYTHING. Terrified Bonnie flinches at the slightest sound from a doorbell to a phone ring and even the barking of fellow residents at the Dog’s Trust Rehoming Centre. The mongrel pooch is frightened of the dark and hates being alone so her carers have to leave a night light on when they tuck her up for bed with her favourite teddies. Bonnie at the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Glasgow where she has been branded Britain’s…
  • Sun bed addict, 19, spends £1k a month and visits FOUR salons a DAY

    SWNS Reporter
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Bronzed Hannah Norman is so obsessed with her perma-tan she splashes out £1,000 a month on sunbed sessions – using FOUR different salons a day.The 19-year-old – teased for being a real-life Oompa Lumpa – has to visit various salons because the maximum time she allowed in each one is 15 minutes.After at least 40 minutes frazzling her skin she then returns to her bedroom to apply fake tan to further deepen her bronzed tone. Hannah Norman, 19, from Cwmbran, Wales, who is addicted to fake tanning and sun beds And she stands out like a sore thumb next to best friend Elizabeth…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • US Resupplies Kurdish Forces Fighting Islamic State Near Kobani

    Albany Tribune
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    By Albany Tribune U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani, Syria, last night to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Air Force C-130 aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of responsibility delivered weapons, ammunition and medical supplies that were provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq and intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL’s attempts to overtake Kobani, officials said, adding that all aircraft left the airdrop zone safely. The…
  • Toyota Recalls 247,000 Cars In US Due To Air Bag Issue

    PanArmenian
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    By PanArmenian Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday, Oct 20, because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan’s Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, U.S. safety regulators said, according to Reuters. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. The regional recalls by Toyota and other automakers including Honda Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Chrysler Group began…
  • Bomb Squad Removes a Tripwire Device near Forest Park – No Injuries

    Albany Tribune
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    By Albany Tribune On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as “Firelane 3″ on area maps. The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable. The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and…
  • Iraqi Officials Prep For Iran Trip After Confirmations

    Al Bawaba News
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    By Al Bawaba News Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Iran Monday after lawmakers approved his choices for the critically important Defense and Interior portfolios. The ministers’ appointments complete the formation of a government that will strive to push ISIS out of the sprawling territory it has seized in recent months. In Baghdad Sunday, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said Iraq was making “progress” in the struggle against ISIS. Addressing a news conference in Baghdad, and joined by the foreign ministers of Mauritania, Kuwait and Iraq, Elaraby said “the…
  • Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting ‘Millions’ In Social Security – Investigation

    RT
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    By RT US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found. The investigation revealed that since 1979, at least 38 members of the Nazi Party, including the notoriously brutal SS guards, were able to receive millions of dollars in Social Security payments. Of that number, at least four former Nazis – all of whom live in Europe – are still collecting their benefits. By March 1999, over two dozen suspected Nazi criminals…
 
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    EURweb

  • America’s Most Respected Spiritual and Business Leaders Collaborate …

    Al-Lateef Farmer
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Conference To Include Transformative Seminars, Gospel Celebration Featuring Smokie Norful and More Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in partnership with Prudential Insurance is proud to present the 3rd Annual dfree® Financial Freedom Conference from November 6-8, 2014. Debt has had a profound cyclical effect on the American society. It not only prevents the […]
  • Remy Ma Talks Celebs Who Held Her Down in Prison and ‘Alleged’ Beef with Nicki (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    *While chatting with Wendy Williams recently, Remy Ma opened up more about her prison life and who she kept in connect with her while she was incarcerated. Also, Ma talked about her upcoming music. She’s dropping a mixtape appropriately titled, “I’m Around.” This is while she’s in the studio working on her next studio album. And maybe she’ll […]
  • EUR Photo Opp: Diddy Signs Caesarstone Speakers – Dionne Warwick Welcomes Italian Tenor Luca Foffano

    EurPublisher
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    *It’s photo sharing time on EURweb. First up, in the pic above, we see Sean Combs signing speakers cased in Caesarstone quartz at the Revolt Music Conference 2014 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The speakers will be auctioned off from October 20 to November 14 at www.biddingforgood.com/turnitup. All proceeds will go directly to the Boys […]
  • Uh Oh! NeNe Leakes Has New ‘RHOA’ Enemy: Claudia Jordan

    Deron Dalton
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    *Claudia Jordan is the newest addition to  “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and she’s already going at it with the the head housewife, NeNe Leakes. Jordan replaced Porsha Williams as a full-time housewife with the rest of the cast, and she’s already stirring up trouble — becoming friends with Leakes’ enemies Kenya Moore and Cynthia […]
  • Missy Elliott Displays 70 LBS Weight Loss At Surprise Performance (Watch)

    Qwest7
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    *Get Ya diet and exercise on! Missy Elliott has reemerged on the public radar with slimmer version of herself. The 43-year-old rapper/singer-songwriter was on hand last week for a performance at the Alexander Wang H&M Collection’s New York launch, looking noticeably slimmer. Elliott’s appearance surprised those attending the event as she went into her hits […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Harbor Commissioners and senior Harbor Department staff are traveling to several Asian countries, meeting with the Port of Long Beach’s key customers to retain and bring more business to Long Beach. The Long Beach officials are scheduled to meet with senior leadership of shipping lines based in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan to explain the Port’s competitive advantages for business, and to introduce the new Mayor, Harbor Commissioners and Chief Executive.Read the rest of Mayor and Harbor Commissioners Travel to Asia on Trade Mission
  • Miss California USA Hopefuls Meet in Long Beach for Orientation November 9

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Two hundred young women from across California will meet at the Westin Long Beach on Sunday, November 9, 2014 starting their journey to become the next Miss California USA® or Miss California Teen USA®.  The orientation will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contestants will take their official headshot for the pageant program book and greet with vendors in the fashion and beauty industry including Disney Casting, LA Models and IMAGE Skin Care; all to help prepare them for the pageant weekend set for Jan. 9-11, 2015 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. In addition, the pageant will be hosting…
  • Long Beach Transit Hosts New Fare Payment Signup Events For Seniors and Customers with Disabilities

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    On February 8, 2015, Long Beach Transit (LBT) will no longer sell paper bus passes. LBT will instead use a durable card-based system called TAP (Transit Access Pass). LBT customers will need to acquire a TAP card to purchase Long Beach Transit bus passes. In an effort to assist LBT customers who are seniors (62 years and older) and customers with disabilities with the transition, LBT will be hosting several reduced-fare TAP sign-up events and booths throughout the city.Read the rest of Long Beach Transit Hosts New Fare Payment Signup Events For Seniors and Customers with Disabilities
  • Long Beach City Health Officer Encourages Residents To Get Annual Flu Shot

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot. While winter is the typical time for flu activity, outbreaks can occur as early as October, so it’s not too early to get a flu shot now.Read the rest of Long Beach City Health Officer Encourages Residents To Get Annual Flu Shot
  • Cyclist Prepare For 2nd Annual Long Beach AIDS Ride

    Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bicyclists from greater Long Beach and throughout the South Bay are planning to ride for a cause in the 2nd annual Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR) on Nov. 15. Funds from the ride will benefit The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, and the C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education) Program at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center.Read the rest of Cyclist Prepare For 2nd Annual Long Beach AIDS Ride
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • 4 troops killed during attacks on Afghan checkpoints

    AP News
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which happened Sunday, but the Taliban have stepped up assaults on Afghan and NATO forces ahead of the pullout of most foreign combat troops by the end of the year. Defense ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said on Monday that the four soldiers died in an attack in the eastern province of Logar, in the Charkh district. He says scores of insurgents…
  • South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-stricken West Africa

    AP News
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s foreign ministry says the country plans to send doctors, nurses and military officers to the Ebola-hit region in West Africa next month amid growing concerns over the outbreak. South Korea pledges to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus. Foreign Ministry official Seo Eun-ji said Monday that Seoul will send an advance team of government officials to Liberia or Sierra Leone in early November to plan for the safety of the South Korean medical workers. Medical personnel will be sent to one or both of the countries in mid-November, Seo said.
  • Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

    AP News
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak at the beginning of their meeting in Jakarta. Pic: AP. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus. In Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesia’s new reformist president, Kerry took the opportunity to meet separately with the prime ministers of Malaysia and Australia. Later Monday, he’ll meet with leaders of other Asian nations. Officials traveling with Kerry say…
  • China donates $6 million to WFP in support of Ebola victims

    AP News
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    People in Liberia gather around a truck containing food from the WFP. Pic: AP BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the Ebola outbreak has led to widespread transport disruptions and higher food prices and caused some farmers to abandon their crops and livestock. The donation will provide emergency rations for 300,000 people for one month, mainly rice, lentils and yellow peas. It…
  • Can Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung survive?

    Asia Sentinel
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Students carry a defaced picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a protest outside his home last month. Pic: AP. Amid a huge conflict scandal, students want him gone but Beijing probably won’t axe him, writes Asia Sentinel’s Cyril Pereira  With hundreds of police having cleared out the protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, it remains to be seen whether the back of the Occupy movement that has hobbled the city for week has been broken. It may not have been. Protesters are still clashing with police and appear unlikely to give up.  But another question may…
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    Asia Travels

  • Look from above!

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Kyrgyzstan is surrounded by mountains, which make up almost 3/4 of the territory. This is the reason why travel around this country takes more than expected, judging about its small size. For example, it takes more than 15 hours on a car to the other side of the country, when the plane can get in […]
  • Kyrgyzstan – land of nomads…

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Kyrgyz was a nomadic nation for many centuries.They have traveled all the way from ancient Mongolia, Russian Yenisei and Altay during hundreds of years and ended up in Central Asia. Shortly after that they joined Russian government. After the fall of Soviet Union the country got its independence after which became a separate and free country… However, when I […]
  • Welcome to Legendary Silk Road!

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    I’ve got that love of traveling from my parents since childhood. We’ve been to so many developing countries and cities that none of the skyscrapers surprised me anymore. So that’s when I realized that I need something very unique, such as the time-machine which can get me to an absolutely different world. When I read […]
 
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  • Conflict Prevention Values In Judaism: Coping with a Bad Summer by Beginning a New Year

    mgopin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
                        Below is an excerpt from my book, Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking, pp. 177-179 . The reason I am reproducing this now is given the Jewish season of New Year, repentance,  and the never ending assault this summer on the decency of the Abrahamic religions, their constant use and abuse by states and extremists alike, it strikes me as the right time to remember the thousands of years and thousands of texts that are…
  • Nationalism and Groupthink

    mgopin
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
                          The root of this maddening reversal of the military is irrational thinking of the body politic, and the human illness of groupthink, which is in essence the scourge of nationalism and nationalist thinking. otherwise intelligent, thoughtful even nice people, becoming monstrous because the political establishment, having gotten into power through racial or national flag waving, told them that the violent path was the only one–until the day, that is, that they…
  • International Relations and Human Relations

    mgopin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
                        If you are in a hole with a rational actor, even if he is your adversary, help each other climb out, for the climb itself will lead to a better destination. If you are in a hole with an irrational actor, even if he is an ally, climb out yourself and let him keep digging. Why should two be buried instead of one?     (Photo: The TechBistro)
  • Situation in Kobani

    mgopin
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
                          There are a great many Muslims who are about to be slaughtered. They are not Gazan, they are not dying at the hands of Christians or Jews. They happen to be Kurds and they are about to die at the hands of Muslims funded from the Gulf. I just need to share my outrage at how little traffic I see on this. And it dovetails the absence of traffic about Syrians dying in general. It seems that it only turns into global outrage when Western Christians or Jews are doing the…
  • Jonah to the Prophets

    mgopin
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
                         Run away In order to run toward, Rebel In order to serve, Complain selfishly In order to sacrifice generously, Wish to die In order to live, Sacrifice yourself To prevent sacrifices, Be a fool in order to teach wisdom, Stop wrapping yourself in God So that people may listen, The lesson of your foolishness Stops habits in their tracks, Much more than fundamentalist prattle.   (Photo: Reading the Bible)
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  • Kilns Recall 'Almost Criminal' US History

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    In Utah's backcountry, you're liable to see wide stretches of open space populated by little more than old brick huts. Their purpose, once essential to the state's economic life, came to be considered "almost like a criminal activity," an expert tells the Deseret News . In the late 1800s these huts...
  • Police: Sex Offender Is a 'Serial Killer'

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend say today they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect indicates there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor's office today charged 43-year-old...
  • Dog Eats Nasty Toad, Gets 'Mouth-to-Snout' CPR

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Earlier this month, a Florida dog owner gave his pooch mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—or "mouth to snout," he calls it—in an effort to save the dog's life, the Miami Herald reports. Andrew Burtschin, 29, returned from a boating trip to his Key Largo home on Oct. 1 and saw his...
  • Alabama House Speaker Charged With 23 Felonies

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Alabama's house speaker dropped by the Lee County jail today, but not to glad-hand: Special agents booked him on 23 felony violations of ethics laws, AL.com reports. Mike Hubbard, 52, a powerful figure in state Republican politics, was accused of using his office to solicit items of value and...
  • 'Mystery Man' Flies Past Plane at 3K Feet

    Neal Colgrass
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Pilots flying over England this summer were shocked to see what looked like a man whizzing by the aircraft at about 3,500 feet, the Daily Mail reports via Yahoo . According to Britain's Airprox Board, which investigates such matters, the passenger plane was making a descent to Manchester on June...
 
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  • The Stone Forest in Madagascar

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We have heard about forest, but have you wonder about the stone forest?. This is a extraordinary forest. Enclosed by 752square kms of incredibly scenery, the Bemaraha National Park, situated in the west of Madagascar, was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, and is home to the truly amazing stone forest known as the Tsingy. From the Malagasy word “mitsingitsignia”, which means ‘to walk on tiptoe’, the term has been accepted in common language to denote the exceptional topography of eroded limestone, which may exist in other parts of the world, but nowhere as tall,…
  • One Of The Biggest Container Ships In The World

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    The Mary Maersk is one of the largest ships in the world. The ship is over 1,300 feet, as long as the Empire State Building is tall. The Mary contains as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers. So what’s it like to work on the giant boat? Ironically, the super large boat has a small crew of just 27. The New York Times had the chance to check out the Mary and made this enlightening report.
  • "The Ridge" by Danny Macaskill

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Scottish bicyclist Danny Macaskill is from Isle of Skye in Scotland, which is also home of the Cuillin Ridgeline. Danny decided to return home to conquer the ridge and record the entire adventure.
  • This Boy is a Surgeon at Seven Years Old

    Admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Akrit Jaswal, just twelve years old, is studying at the University of India to be a doctor. He travels to Britain to be studied by scientists at the Imperial College. The story goes back to 19th of November, 2000 in a rural village near the foothills of Himalayas, India, when the surgery of an 8 year old girl with burnt and fused fingers was successfully performed by a 7 year old Akrit Jaswal. Akrit Pran Jaswal is the full name of this wonder kid who was born on April 23, 1993 in Nurpur, Himachal Pradesh. The family of the burnt victim could not afford the cost of surgery and so approached…
  • World’s New Tallest Twin Towers in China

    Admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Phoenix Towers Despite being the capital city of central China, Wuhan is little known internationally. That looks set to change, following the announcement that it will be home to the world’s tallest pair of towers. The 3,280ft (1 kilometre)-tall Phoenix Towers will dominate a newly developed 47-hectare site situated on an island in a lake that stands in the centre of Wuhan, and is intended to function as a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction. The London-based designers Chetwoods Architects were instructed to conceive a structure that would distinguish the metropolis from other major Chinese…
 
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    Capital News

  • Hong Kong leader says poor would dominate free vote

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    A pro-democracy protester sit on a ladder in front of barricades in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, early on October 21, 2014/AFP HONG KONG, Oct 21 – Hong Kong’s leader has said open elections would result in the city’s many poor dominating politics, as his government headed into talks with activists who have staged three weeks of rallies. In an interview with foreign media, carried in the Wall Street Journal and International New York Times just hours before the talks were due Tuesday, embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying reiterated his position that free elections…
  • KQ 221 diverted due to mechanical fault, had enough fuel

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    He added that the plane was diverted to Mombasa as a precautionary measure as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport airspace was closed for Mashujaa Day celebrations at the time it was to land in Nairobi/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 – Kenya Airways says one of its planes which had to make a safe emergency landing at the Mombasa International Airport had enough fuel but developed a mechanical fault in the fuel control system. The national carrier’s Chief Executive Officer-designate Mbuvi Ngunze clarified that the aircraft which was flying from Delhi, India with 38 passengers on board…
  • Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Pistorius’s fate lies in the hands of Judge Thokozile Masipa, who will announce her decision after the prosecution called for 10 years in jail and the defence pleaded for house arrest and community service/FILEPRETORIA, SA, Oct 21 – South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation. Pistorius’s fate lies in the hands of Judge Thokozile Masipa, who will announce her decision after the prosecution called for 10 years…
  • Those working against Kenya’s interests will not succeed – Uhuru

    janegoin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Kenyatta said their intentions would not succeed as Kenya was a united country/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged those spreading the negative image of Kenyans abroad to desist from such actions. Kenyatta said their intentions would not succeed as Kenya was a united country. “These actors have positioned themselves as the gatekeepers and interpreters of Kenya in various capitals. If they were to succeed, they would so completely rob us of faith in each other that we would put our destiny in the hands of unelected, unaccountable institutions that answer…
  • Low on fuel KQ plane makes safe emergency landing

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Moi international Airport Manager Yatich Kagungo said the plane was set to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport but had to be diverted to Mombasa/FILENAIROBI, Kenya Oct 20 – A Kenya Airways plane from Delhi, India with 38 passengers on board was no Monday forced to make safe emergency landing at Mombasa Moi International Airport after running low on fuel. Moi International Airport Manager Yatich Kagungo said the plane was set to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport but had to be diverted to Mombasa. Speaking to Capital FM News on telephone, Kagungo said the KQ Boeing…
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  • Sweden: Search for ‘mystery foreign submarine’ in waters off Stockholm broadened

    Descrier Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    The Swedish navy’s search for a ‘mystery foreign vessel’ in the waters near Stockholm continues for a fourth day, with ships, helicopters, and around 200 troops involved in the operation. The military has reportedly asked civilian vessels to evacuate the area between the island of Nattaro and Danzinger Gatt as they try and close in on the unknown vessel in the Stockholm archipelago, made up of some 30,000 islands. Early rumours on Friday were that the vessel was some form of Russian submarine, possibly a ‘midget sub’, that was lost, damaged or possibly replacing…
  • Sex ‘invented’ by fish in Scottish lake 385 million years ago

    Descrier Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Scientists believe they have uncovered the origins of sex. In a study published in the journal Nature, an international team of scientists led by Prof John Long, from Flinders University in Australia, say that an ancient fish called Microbrachius dicki is the first known animal to reproduce by copulation rather than spawning. The bony fish was around 8cm long and lived in lakes 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland. The discovery was made when the researchers were analysing ancient fish fossils from Estonia and noticed a strange L-shaped appendage on a fossil of Microbrachius dicki,…
  • Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after goal celebration goes horribly wrong (video)

    Descrier Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    An Indian footballer has died after attempting a somersault goal celebration. Peter Biaksangzuala was attempting to perform an acrobatic celebration in the style of German football star Miroslav Klose, when he scored for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC in the 62nd minute of their Mizoram Premier League match. Biaksangzuala, 23, hit his head on the ground and crumpled his neck during his second somersault and collapsed on the field in north-eastern India. The midfielder to stretchered off the pitch and taken to the local Aizawl Civil Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on…
  • 2020 could mark first decade without fall in absolute poverty in UK, report warns

    Descrier Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    A government-commissioned report has warned that the decade 2010-2020 could mark a watershed moment where the general rise in living standards do not reach the poorest and most vulnerable in society. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s State of the Nation Report paints a depressing picture of Britain in 2015, saying: “The link between effort and reward on which social mobility relies has been broken by changes in the housing market – with home ownership rates halving among young people in 20 years – and the labour market – with 5 million workers…
  • Investigation launched into fire at Didcot B power station

    Descrier Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Firefighters have launched an investigation into the cause of a major fire at one of the cooling towers at the natural gas-powered Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire. The fire broke out at around 20:00 BST on Sunday, and took 25 fire engines and 25 firefighters to bring the blaze under control. The fire was distinguished by midnight, and no injuries have been reported. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire’s cause is being investigated in partnership with Thames Valley Police and other agencies. It is expected to take some time to determine the reason for the…
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  • Top Purveyors of Aniracetam

    Anna Taylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Aniracetam is the contemporary friend of the youths, as it helps to increase and enhance the thinking power, learning capabilities, logic reasoning etc. It is a swift help for the individuals and is having an upward trend in the sale of the same. The product has no side effects, which assist to increase its demands more. The information about the product is highly available in the internet sites but the question arises where can you obtain the product? Who are the sellers and the suppliers? Who supplies the original product? Where to shop from? It is one of the best-known nootropic drugs in…
  • A Combination Of Ephedra And Caffeine Stack To Get A Great Body

    Anna Taylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    This supplement as a combination of the Ephedra Caffeine stack to achieve a success in getting the best body that would be fit and fine. This is taken as the EC stack cycle that is to go through a period of supplements and a period of a break that can avoid dangerous reactions of using chemicals on a long term basis. This is important to be a guide to be the best diet pill as this is clinically proven to burn fat, it is one of the potential metabolic enhancer, it stimulates thermogenesis, protects the muscle mass and its legality is proved to be used in the states of Canada, USA and UK. These…
  • Create a Good Sense of Fashion to Get an Appealing Look

    Anna Taylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Appearing fabulous is all about getting to know what looks perfect on you. It is about playing with your best assets and concealing the ones that do not feel too comfort about. When you want to appear the best, you have to see yourself in the mirror and make assess about the shape, contours, colours and proportions of your body right from top to bottom. It might seems terrifying at the beginning but all these observations and minute details are required to develop the perfect blueprint of what is looking good and those that does not appear good over you. Thus, mastering the basics about…
  • 5 Things USA Is Famous For

    Anna Taylor
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    United States is a federal republic that was formed in the 1880s after Americans gained independence from Britain in 1776. Initially, it was made up of 13 states but others joined later to make up the current number of 50 states. It is one of the superpowers in the word due to its enormous economic and military strength. It is headed up by a president. Its capital is called washing DC. With a population of 317,797,000, it is the third most populated country in the world. United states national language is English while its national currency U.S. dollar. Apart from being a superpower, below…
  • Football Latest: Dani Alves to Manchester United – Costa, Aguero, Mourinho, Ramos, Crouch

    Gister Adeola
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    This is a special roundup on all football gossips including wonder transfers upsleeve. Enjoy: Barcelona’s Brazil right-back Dani Alves, 31, has already agreed to join Manchester United on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Daily Express) Galatasary’s Turkey international defender Semih Kaya, 23, will opt for a move to Manchester United over fellow suitors Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club have stepped up their attempts to complete an £8m deal. (Daily Mirror) Paris St-Germain’s French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, is set to join Roma rather than Arsenal.
 
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis. This week, the IMF and the government of Jamaica will host a high level forum that will discuss ways of boosting the economies of the region.
  • The Long Life of Keynesian Economics

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The work of master economist John Maynard Keynes has been key in the resolution of successive crises from the Great Depression to the recent global financial crisis. An IMF economist gives an overview of the man, his ideas and their impact on economic policy.
  • Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Continues

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa says growth in the region is currently at 5% and will continue to rise to 5¾ in 2015. The good news is overshadowed however in countries worst affected by the Ebola pandemic.
  • IMF’s Recipe to Escape Prolonged Slow Growth

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The world needs more growth, and more jobs to escape the prospect of prolonged, mediocre economic future, says the head of the International Monetary Fund who laid out the prospects for the global economy, and the priorities for the international organization at the start of the IMF-World Bank Meetings.
  • Building Roads To Growth

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the current environment of slow economic growth, there’s a strong case for increasing public investment in countries where conditions are right. A new study in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook suggests the benefits of investing in infrastructure, often far outweigh the risks.
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • PNG discusses Education and Training Exchange Potential with the Czech Republic

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Opportunities for increased education and academic training opportunities in the Czech Republic for Papua New Guineans will be explored in the coming year.This potential exchange expansion was discussed between Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, and the Ambassador-designate of the Czech Republic, H.E. Rudolf Hykl, during a courtesy call at this week.While Papua New Guinea currently has a modest economic relationship with the Czech Republic as a European partner, the Prime Minister said there is very important and targeted academic research engagement between the two…
  • PNG COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING TIES WITH INDONESIA

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Papua New Guinea is committed to strengthening the current level of bilateral relations and aims to work closely with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia in order to address issues of mutual concern.These were the remarks by Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill, who flew to Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday (19/10/14), to officially attend and witness the Presidential Inauguration of the newly-elected President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Joko Widodo, which will be held today (20/10/14).The Inauguration Ceremony will be held at the Parliament House (MPR), where the new President…
  • Papua New Guinea-Australia PM’s Meeting on Manus Asylum Seekers

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill had a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday (Sunday 19/10/2014) on the Regional Resettlement Arrangement (RRA) of asylum seekers at the Lombrum Regional Processing Centre in Manus.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was accompanied by Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison, stopped over for the briefing en-route to Indonesia.At the briefing, Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill expressed his support of the work done by officials from both countries in addressing the resettlement of the asylum…
  • Kumuls beat Tonga 38 - 18

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    THE Papua New Guinea Kumuls were not decisive but showed a lot of character in beating a classier Mate Ma’a Tonga 38-18 in a one-off Test match at the Lae Rugby League Oval yesterday.The Kumuls struggled to maintain pace in the first half (12-12) but managed to cut-down the bulkier Tongans down to size with a purposeful second-half performance.Even the Tongan outfit boasting a horde of NSW Cup and National Rugby League (NRL) players struggled to keep pace with the no name Kumul outfit when it really mattered the most.The Kumuls, with only three survivors from last year’s World Cup in…
  • Tonga ready for PNG

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Tonga rugby league team is optimistic of taking out the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in this Sunday’s test match at the Lae rugby league ground.Despite a hot sunny day in Lae, the Tongans were out in full force during training at the Lae Secondary School.Meanwhile, the Kumuls arrived today in Lae and also went in for their first team run at the Lae rugby league grounds.The Tongan outfit this year comprises mostly new faces apart from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup team. They are overseas-based players from the NRL and the New South Wales cup in the Australian rugby league.And into their…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Ukraine Must Reform to Save Itself

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Will NATO Save Ukraine from Russia? I’m surprised by how many people, especially in Ukraine, believe the answer is yes. And I’m no less surprised by how many Western analysts and Russian policymakers claim that that’s exactly what NATO hopes to do—and, by implication, will do. Naturally, Russians describe NATO’s presumed intentions as offensive and not defensive. It’s time to wake up and smell the espresso in Brussels. First, NATO has no army. As an institution, as a bureaucracy located in two complexes in and near the capital of Belgium, the alliance does not have troops. It can…
  • Turkey Bombs the Kurds

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Turkey finally decided to use military force after watching the Islamic State in Syria advance on the Kurdish city of Kobani—and did so by bombing the Kurds. The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) deserves plenty of blame here. Its fighters reportedly fired on Turkish positions near the Iraqi border. But no one who has paid the slightest attention to what Turkey has been up to for the last several decades has any right to be shocked by Turkish willingness to bomb the Kurds but not the IS. There was never much chance that Turkey would help defeat the IS in Syria or Iraq. Prime Minister Recep…
  • Indian Economy to Overtake China’s

    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    We are headed to “a world-turned-upside-down moment,” which could come as early as 2016. “That’s when,” Businessweek tells us, “India, always the laggard, may pull ahead of China and become the fastest-growing of Asia’s giants.” Analysts used to ask, “Can India Catch Up with China?” Now, it looks almost inevitable. There’s no mystery for the change in narrative. In a five-week-long election ending in May, 541 million voters went to the polls, and most of them demanded fundamental change. They rejected the ruling Congress Party of the Gandhi family, which had dominated…
  • The Inter-American Defense Charade

    Juan de Onis
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made a trip to South America this week that engaged the United States in the murky security problems that destabilize this conflicted region. Some political forces now in power favor cooperation with the United States, such as Colombia and Mexico, but other sectors, led by Venezuela, and backed by Cuba, are openly antagonistic toward US leadership in the region. Hagel’s trip will test the waters and perhaps breathe new life into the Obama administration’s pallid policy toward Latin America. The Pentagon said the timing of Hagel’s trip was determined by…
  • The Rehabilitation of Felix Dzerzhinsky

    Alan Johnson
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    We forget everything. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, Volume 1 The failure to memorialize the victims of Communist terror has contributed to the moral corrosion of Russian society. — David Satter, It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past In September President Vladimir Putin restored the title “Dzerzhinsky Division” to an elite Moscow police unit. So what, you say? Well, that’s the point. As the novelist Martin Amis put it in Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million, “Everybody knows of Himmler and Eichmann.
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    Pars Herald

  • Local Government Pension Schemes Providing Good Business for QROPS

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    One of the most secure pension schemes available in the public sector has recently seen a dramatic shift in opinion, based on new Government plans for a restrictive lock-down on access to funds. This has meant that schemes such as QROPS for those now residing overseas and planning to retire away from the UK, have hit new highs in terms of enquiries and new business. As of April 2015, former Local Government employees who hold a defined benefit scheme from their time in employment will be prevented from transferring their savings into any alternative and more beneficial schemes which may be…
  • Beware of QROPS Opinions

    Saeed Maleki
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is a pension scheme designed for expatriates and usually advised on by qualified advisers in the jurisdiction in which the expat lives. However, not to be silenced, old-school UK-based advisers whose experiences of the benefits of such a scheme are perhaps limited at best, seem particularly – and somewhat bewilderingly – keen on making sure their views are heard. In light of the recent announcements that public sector pensions are set to be locked into the UK for good as of April 2015, QROPS advisers overseas have witnessed a…
  • French Defender Kurzawa Learns the Hard Way

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    In a humiliating back-fired attempt at arrogance, French defender Layvin Kurzawa has found himself at the centre of a rather amusing #fail campaign on social media this morning. In the U21 European Championship Qualifiers, Sweden faced France last night in the second leg having to overcome a 2-0 defeat in the first game to be able to qualify for the tournament. They were on course, leading 3-0 when Kurzawa headed into an empty net late-on to put the French through 3-3 on aggregate, but with the all-important away goal. Embarrassing His celebration (pictured) was directly in the face of the…
  • U2 Frontman Half-heartedly Apologises for iTunes Invasion

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    During an online Q&A with some fans of his band, U2 singer Bono said “Oops, I’m sorry about that…” when responding to a music fan exhibiting their disappointment at the group placing their latest album on every iTunes library in the world without asking permission of the individual owners. Such a forceful and bold move by a band struggling to hold onto whatever relevance they had in the first place, caused much consternation amongst music fans the world over, some of whom were bemused as to how Apple could allow this. Luckily for Bono (54) and his fellow band member who is 53…
  • Retirement age set to rise six months each year

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    The Government has announced that they hope to see the average retirement age in the UK increase by six months every year. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been pushing for the dramatic and swift increase for a number of years, and it seems now the Government have been forced to take the idea on board, particularly in light of the huge deficit currently hanging over the wider UK pension market. Currently, men retire on average at 64.7 years and women at 63.1, but the Government need this to increase, and increase at pace. If the proposal is pushed through as we expect within the…
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    Market Oasis

  • USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural Research and Development

    kevinanchi
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for high quality, advanced research and development that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. …read more Read more here: USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural Research and Development      The post USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural…
  • Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

    kevinanchi
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence “We are… …read more Read more here: Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience      The post Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

    kevinanchi
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it. Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a… …read more Read more here: How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”      The post How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small” appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Fear over delivery of new powers to Scotland

    kevinanchi
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    By Tom Costley A poll by Kantar company, TNS, has found very low levels of trust in the UK party leaders to deliver the promised new powers to Scotland. Of 993 over-16s questioned, a quarter said they did not trust any party to deliver on more powers. In spite of promises from the … …read more Read more here: Fear over delivery of new powers to Scotland      The post Fear over delivery of new powers to Scotland appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Awards Funding for Regional Centers of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention

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    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as well as a coordinating center, which will develop and test innovative nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for underserved, low-income families. …read more Read more here: USDA Awards Funding for Regional Centers of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention      The post USDA Awards Funding for Regional Centers of…
 
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  • Ignored by Team Obama: Dubya's 2004 Ebola plan, Marines trained for bio threat

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    While the Obama Administration, to include the Chuck Hagel-led Department of Defense, scramble to brainstorm their latest effort to check the spread of the Ebola virus, the Wall Street Journal is reporting on Oct. 19, 2014 of Team Obama...
  • Bangladeshi mum fights jihad with chocolaty Coco Pops

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    What's made with whole grain, high in fiber, magically turns regular milk into chocolate milk, part of a balanced breakfast, and last but certainly not least, could be instrumental in convincing your son to renounce violent Islamic Jihad...
  • Why Obama will deputize the US Armed Forces to fight FOR Iran's mullahs

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    EditorialBarack Obama's done a number of things that more than a few conservatives consider impeachable offenses. From the Benghazi Cover-Up, to his IRS targeting American citizens, to the Colombia Hooker Scandal where the lead investigator...
  • 'Flying Monkeys' greet Hillary in LA, liberals fail to see the humor

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    “All these leftists, I’m tired of their sh*t.” - SABO, guerrilla street artist.With a none too subtle reference to Gingema (aka: The Wicked Witch of the East), the man dubbed the Los Angeles...
  • Cocaine busted: Biden's son booted from the Navy after one reserve-duty weekend

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    After a singular weekend Reservist drill with the U.S. Navy, Vice President Joe Biden's youngest son has been kicked out of the Armed Forces for cocaine use. As reported by the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 16...
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  • Tahirul Qadri vows to avenge Model Town killings

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    ISLAMABAD: Before departing for Lahore where he is due to address his supporters, Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri clarified on Sunday that he will not strike a deal with the government but will avenge the deaths of his supporters killed during the Model Town clashes on June 17. “Today is a day of triumph and we will hold a historic rally in Lahore,” he said while addressing his supporters in Islamabad on the 66th day of his ongoing sit-in against the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government. “I am going to Lahore to ask for Qisas for those killed on June 17,” he…
  • We will take Kashmir from India: Bilawal

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. “When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer,” the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally here yesterday. “We will take back Kashmir from India,” he said amidst thundering applause by thousands of supporters at mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The next gen politician said that Kashmir would become part of Pakistan but they would not let…
  • Apple’s new iMac 5K Retina display

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    This Apple product boasts of 5K display and brighter display with its 5120 x 2880 resolution. The product offers displays at 218 pixels per inch which is a total of 14.7 million pixels for the whole screen. According to Wallstreet OTC, the 5K display-iMac has 67 percent more pixels as compared to the 4K television screen, and is four times better than the pixels offered by the previous 27-inch iMac. Apple’s marketing executive Philip Schiller said during the keynote event that the 5K Mac is the world’s highest-resolution display. Reports from Wallstreet OTC said that the display…
  • Apple debuts iPad Air 2, new Macs

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Apple on Thursday unveiled a thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters “thin,” also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the ability to take burst shots and slow-motion video and the inclusion of a fingerprint ID sensor consumers can use instead of a passcode. It also has an anti-reflective coating, a first for a tablet, which makes it 56 percent less reflective, said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of marketing, on stage at…
  • China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Dialogue from Oct 19-20

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of Pakistan-China Institute, who also heads the Senate Defence Committee, said on Saturday that in the ‘Asian Century’ the Asian countries must decide their own destinies, which are interlinked, together through consensus and consultation’. He said this while welcoming the guests from China and Afghanistan to attend the first ever China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue, initiated by Pakistan-China Institute, in collaboration with Konrad Adeneaur Stiftung (KAS). The 2-day conference will begin on October 19 at 10 am…
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  • Q&A on Hong Kong Protests

    John Sinden
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Photo credit: tunatallica Instagram Andrew Antuna, a recent graduate from the school of Business at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has covered the Hong Kong protests on social media from their onset. We discussed citizen journalism, private sector tools to counter censorship, and the future of the protests. Here’s what he had to say. Q. What are the major challenges the protesters and activists in Hong Kong face? A. Among the major challenges facing the protesters and activists here in Hong Kong are the police and city government. Activists and protesters have been constantly…
  • 15 Must-Read International Security Blogs

    John Sinden
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Today, we live in an increasingly interconnected world. Threats and breaches to state and human security in certain geographic regions have the ability to affect international security — nothing is isolated. In order to stay informed with what security issues are occurring and evolving around the world and how these factors impact global security, American University’s global security master’s program compiled a list of 15 must-read international security blogs that cover topics ranging from global security in a post-9/11 era to regional alliances to violent conflicts between civil…
  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

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

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

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

    reysol
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    LOS ANGELES DIGITAL AGENCY Whether the topic is Web Development, Graphic Design, App Development, or Digital Marketing, we are the digital agency that you need. Offering multiple professional services, our full service digital agency excels in each of the categories.        We are Vivid Candi, located in beautiful Malibu California, just north of Los Angeles. Our main objective is to bring the best of every world into one agency. Since the year 2001, we have been pushing ourselves to the limit, bringing Vivid Results to not only our clients, but our agency itself. We basically built this…
  • Why its Important to Manage You’re Google Plus

    reysol
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO MANAGE YOUR’RE GOOGLE PLUS Most business owners that have already taken into consideration how they are seen online, are focusing on major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on, but don’t put enough time and effort into Google Plus, which by the way is one of the pages you want to manage to most!       Google has put an emphasis on Google Plus for the reason that it’s their own social network. People may not understand it yet, but Google Plus is becoming a major factor in you’re social link popularity, and is also a great…
  • Content Development / Enhancement

    reysol
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    CONTENT DEVELOPMENT / ENHANCEMENT With the new Panda 4.1 update, content is something essential when trying to rank well on search engines!       The update happened September 23, 2014. Many sites that didn’t take content into consideration and had either poor content, or insufficient content were affected by this update negatively, but luck for them the damage is irreversible! Simple consider contacting an agency like ours, we are Vivid Candi. A full service digital agency located near Los Angeles California. Although we do business all over the country, our headquarters are in…
  • Social Link Popularity

    reysol
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    SOCIAL LINK POPULARITY With all of these new updates, new things are now a major factor in the way that you rank on search engines. For example social link popularity is now an important factor! What is Social Link Popularity?            Social Link popularity is a term that refers to how many links are pointing back to you’re website, a good way to build you’re social link popularity is believe it or not, social media… Thats right!… Social media!!      So why is social media such a good way to build you’re link popularity?      Easy! All of those…
  • Professional SEO Strategies

    reysol
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    PROFESSIONAL SEO STRATEGIES Getting found on the internet is getting harder and harder, and as long as Google, and other search engines keep getting smarter, there is no slowing them down! This is why now more then every you need to either execute good marketing strategies yourself or you need to hire a professional agency that specializes in search engine optimization.          We are Vivid Candi, and one of the many things that we go best is coming up with professional SEO strategies that impact the way our clients our found on the internet. Staying on top of any Algorithm updates, and…
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  • Samsung Unveils Chromebook 2 With Intel Celeron Processor

    Anna Domanska
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Samsung Chromebook 2 On Friday, Samsung announced a revamped version of its budget Chromebook 2 laptop, with an improved chipset on board that promises to keep loyal Samsung fans intact. Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Chromebook 2 with an Exynos 5 Octa SoC and the new variant features an Intel processor, the Celeron N2840. The company is taking pre-orders now for a price of just $249.99, and it will begin shipping the laptop during this week. The new device boasts of an exceptionally affordable price without compensating the quality of a chromebook, and a Samsung device. The…
  • Philips Posts Losses of $142.82 million

    Christy Gren
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Philips Headquarters in Amsterdam Dutch technology giant Philips has reported a loss of 104 million euro ($142.82 million) at its third-quarter earnings call, chiefly because of the expensive infringement lawsuit against American medical technology company Masimo and the abating markets in China and Russia. Chief executive officer, Frans van Houten, took the opportunity to express his general disatisfaction stemming from the third quarter loss. “We are facing sustained softness in a number of markets such as China and Russia. We were also confronted with an adverse jury verdict with a…
  • Microsoft may unveil a smartwatch within the next few weeks

    Carrie Ann
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Microsoft Keynote at BUILD 2014 According to a Forbes report, Microsoft’s foray into the wearable tech market is imminent and the software giant is getting ready to launch a wearable device in the coming few weeks. Forbes reported that the new smart watch will have health-tracking capabilities, including a heart-rate monitor. The fitness band will reportedly be capable of working across different mobile platforms such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. The gadget is expected to be available to consumers in time for the Christmas season. The report says…
  • IBM to pay $1.5bn to Hive off failing Chip Division

    Anna Domanska
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) has agreed to pay Globalfoundries Inc. $1.5 billion to split off its loss-making semiconductor unit, as indicated by two individuals familiar with the matter. IBM will likewise get assets worth $200 million, taking off the net estimation of the transaction at $1.3 billion, said the individuals who asked to remain anonymous. The organizations plan to announce the transaction today, the individuals said. IBM put out an announcement yesterday saying it wanted to make a significant business announcement today.
  • Japan Rolls Out First Passenger Jet in 50 Years

    Christy Gren
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. unveiled the regional jet to the general public in Nagoya after three postponements Japan showed off its first passenger jet today after a hold-up of about four years, with some assistance from bullet train experts as it plans for test flights a year from now. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. unveiled the regional jet to the general public in Nagoya after three hold-ups as clients including ANA Holdings Inc. and Skywest Inc. expect a delivery. Mitsubishi is building 78- and 92-seat variants of the plane, assigned MRJ, and has made arrangements to direct its first flight by…
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  • PHP has fixed several vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution

    Sabari Selvan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The PHP development team has released new versions in order to fix three security vulnerabilities -one of them is said to be a critical one and leads to remote code execution.The vulnerability identified as "CVE-2014-3669" can cause an integer overflow when parsing specially crafted serialized data with the unserialize ().The vulnerability is only a 32-bit system, but the danger is caused by the breach and that the serialized data often come from user-controlled channels.In addition, the updates have been corrected errors associated with the introduction of a null byte in the library cURL,…
  • Critical SQL Injection vulnerability in Drupal 7.x

    Sabari Selvan
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Security researchers from SektionEins have discovered a critical SQL Injection vulnerability in Drupal CMS that leaves a large number of websites that uses Drupal at risk. Drupal introduced a database abstraction API in version 7.  The purpose of this API is to prevent SQL Injection attacks by sanitizing SQL Queries.But, this API itself introduced a new and critical SQL Injectionvulnerability.  The vulnerability enables attackers to run malicious SQL queries, PHP code on vulnerable websites.  A successful exploitation allows hackers to take complete control of the site.This…
  • Russian Hackers use Windows 0-Day exploit to hack NATO, Ukraine

    Sabari Selvan
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Russian Hackers, dubbed the "sandworm team", have been found exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows Operating systems, reports iSight. The group has used this zero-day exploit to hack computers used by NATO, Ukraine Government, European Telecommunications firms, Energy sectors and US academic organization.The attack starts with a spear-phishing email containing a malicious power point document that exploits the vulnerability and infects victims machine with a malware."The vulnerability exists because Windows allows the OLE packager (packager .dll) to download and…
  • Kmart is the latest security breach victim

    Sabari Selvan
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Kmart is the latest largest U.S. retailer to experience a data breach, confirmed that hackers had accessed certain debit and credit card numbers.IT Security firm hired by the Kmart found the store payment data systems "were infected with a malware that was undetectable by current antivirus systems".The company says no personal information, no debit card PIN numbers, no email addresses and no social security numbers were accessed in the security beach.According to the investigation, the cyber criminals got into their systems in early September.  The company said it immediately removed the…
  • A Bug in Bug Tracker "Bugzilla" exposes Private Bugs

    Sabari Selvan
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    A critical vulnerability in the popular web-based Bug tracking tool "Bugzilla" allows hackers to view the details of any undisclosed vulnerabilities. Bugzilla is an open source bug tracking program developed by Mozilla and being used by many large organizations including RedHat, Linux Kernel, Gnome, Apache.Vulnerability researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported the bug to Mozilla that allows anyone to register with email address of the targeted domain (for example, admin@mozilla.com) and bypass email validation. Researcher exploited the vulnerability and managed to create…
 
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  • EXCLUSIVE SHANNON BRIGGS RAW AND UNEDITED “LETS GO CHAMP” INTERVIEW

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs talks to BaylorIC TV about Wladimir Klitschko, his career and the heavyweight division http://www.bayloricworldwide.com https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: Boxing, Brooklyn#, Exclusive, Interviews, Newspapers, Shannon Briggs James Ali Bashir, Sports Tagged: Shannon Briggs, Shannon Briggs 2014, Shannon Briggs Eddie Hearn, Shannon Briggs Ingram Jones, Shannon Briggs Lets Go Champ, Shannon Briggs News, Shannon Briggs next fight, Shannon Briggs Tyson Fury, Shannon Briggs VS Anthony Joshua, Shannon Briggs Vs Audley Harrison#, Shannon Briggs Vs…
  • How To Conduct a good Interview Tips with Ingram Jones & Harry Manning

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Dublin’s Harry Manning joins BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones to talk about the world of Interviewing and tips on how to get the best interviews Follow Harry On Twitter @Harry__Manning http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Dublin, Education, Griffith College, Interviews, Ireland, Student Life Tagged: Arsenal Football Team, BaylorIC TV, By & Large, COLLEGE, Cool guy, Dublin, Family Guy, Football, FUNNY, Good Interview, Griffith College, Harry Manning, Harry manning BaylorIC TV, Harry Manning Interview, how to, How to conduct an interview, How to Interview, ingram jones,…
  • “The Friday Night Date” A discussion on marriage, relationships, dating and more

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    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    “The Friday Night Date” Ingram Jones is joined by Atiya The Marriage Strategist from “The Marriage Tree” to discuss the hot topics on Love, Marriage, Relationships and finding the right person to commit to. For more information about The Marriage Tree http://www.themarriagetree.net Please take a moment to support my fundraiser. .https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: Black History, blogs, coaching, couples, feature, love, men, people, relationship=, Talk Show, The Marriage Tree, video, Women Tagged: atiya, Black Community, Black Love, black men, BLACK…
  • Julius Jackson “The Rumours are true.. Gennady Golovkin is an animal!”

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    10 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Julius JACKSON ” The rumours are true, Gennady Golovkin is an animal” Unbeaten Super Middleweight Julius Jackson talks to BaylorIC from Gennady Glovokin training camp in Big Bear, California. JJ talks about sparring Gennady Golvokin, meeting George Groves, his close friendship with Billy Joe Saunders and future fights with the best super middleweights in the world Julius Jackson is the son of former two weight world Julian “The Hawk” Jackson. https://www.youcaring.com/IngramJonesFiled under: America, Boxing, Caribbean News, Gennady Golovkin, Julius Jackson, Sports,…
  • Grenada National Football Coach opens up on BaylorIC TV

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Exclusive: Grenada National Football Coach speaks about “Hard Rock FC” Former Hard Rock Football Club Head Coach Clarke John speaks exclusively to BaylorIC TV about his shock departure and life as Grenada National Football Coach. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Sport Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Breaking News, Caribbean News, Clarke John Grenada, Clarke John Hard Rock FC#, Dr Keith Mitchell, Exclusive, Fifa News, grenada, Grenada Caribbean, Grenada Football, Grenada Football Association, Grenada Football Update, Grenada News, Hard Rock FC, Ingram Jones Football, Interviews,…
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  • Indian Economy to Overtake China’s

    Gordon G. Chang
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    We are headed to “a world-turned-upside-down moment,” which could come as early as 2016. “That’s when,” Businessweek tells us, “India, always the laggard, may pull ahead of China and become the fastest-growing of Asia’s giants.” Analysts used to ask, “Can India Catch Up with China?” Now, it looks almost inevitable. There’s no mystery for the change in narrative. In a five-week-long election ending in May, 541 million voters went to the polls, and most of them demanded fundamental change. They rejected the ruling Congress Party of the Gandhi family, which had dominated…
  • China’s Economy Slides—and Capital Flees

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In a few days, China’s official National Bureau of Statistics will report the results for both September, the last month of the third calendar quarter, and the quarter as a whole. Analysts generally expect growth of gross domestic product will fall slightly from the second quarter’s 7.5 percent. Bank of China, one of the country’s Big Four state banks, predicts the economy will expand 7.3 percent. In reality, growth is far less than that. Especially indicative is electricity consumption, often viewed as a proxy for the economy as a whole and widely considered to be the most reliable…
  • For Hong Kong, Nothing Is Better Than Something

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    “Beijing is not going to lose,” said Jeff Bader to the Washington Post on Thursday, referring to the ongoing student-led democracy protests in Hong Kong. Because, as he puts it, people in Hong Kong “have very good lives” and “don’t see democratic development as the key to a good life,” Obama’s former top Asia adviser suggests the protesters accept Beijing’s proposed procedures for the 2017 election for chief executive, the city’s top political official. His recommendation is wrong on many counts but especially because people in Hong Kong should not legitimize the upcoming…
  • Hong Kong’s Massive ‘Grand Banquet’ Protest

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
  • US Won’t Help Taiwan Build Subs, But Will Japan?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    This month, there was a “flurry”of activity in Washington as Taiwan sought help in building submarines. Yet because American policymakers are more concerned about the reaction of the expansionists in Beijing than the needs of beleaguered defense planners in Taipei, Washington remained unmoved by the island’s efforts. Taiwan, which Beijing views as its 34th province, is putting on a full-court press on subs so that it can remain a free society. In recent days, the American chief of naval operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said he talked to colleagues in Taipei about submarines; a…
 
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  • Turkey Bombs the Kurds

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Turkey finally decided to use military force after watching the Islamic State in Syria advance on the Kurdish city of Kobani—and did so by bombing the Kurds. The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) deserves plenty of blame here. Its fighters reportedly fired on Turkish positions near the Iraqi border. But no one who has paid the slightest attention to what Turkey has been up to for the last several decades has any right to be shocked by Turkish willingness to bomb the Kurds but not the IS. There was never much chance that Turkey would help defeat the IS in Syria or Iraq. Prime Minister Recep…
  • From Havana to Hanoi

    Michael J. Totten
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Vietnam’s communists are a hell of a lot smarter than Cuba’s. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, thunders with economic productivity and bristles with new construction while most of Cuba’s capital Havana resembles a post-apocalyptic ruinscape. While civilized countries have a minimum wage, Cuba has a maximum wage of twenty dollars per month for almost every job in the country. A beer costs an entire week’s salary and a meal out in a restaurants costs a month’s, so drinking and dining establishments are almost strictly for foreigners. In Hanoi, though, you can’t walk a block without…
  • The Walking Dead in an Age of Anxiety

    Michael J. Totten
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    After the release of my zombie novel, Resurrection, City Journal asked if I could explain why so many people worldwide are obsessed with zombies. Here’s the first part of my essay: “Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us,” the German poet and journalist Heinrich Heine wrote in 1842, “and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of Saint John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.” Heine wasn’t thinking of zombies, necessarily, but 170 years later, many of us are.
  • Islamic State: Army of Psychopaths

    Michael J. Totten
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Roughly one percent of human beings are psychopaths. Most aren’t violent, and nearly all are high-functioning. Supposedly they are overrepresented in Congress, on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, and in large urban areas. They’re even more overrepresented in terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda. Every violent psychopath with Muslim parents for thousands of miles in every direction is drawn to these organizations like maggots to meat. It gives them permission to behave monstrously with impunity. I wasn’t a bit surprised to learn recently that two British…
  • Islamic State Using Human Shields

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Pentagon says Islamic State fighters in Syria are using human shields to protect themselves from American airstrikes. I can’t verify that claim, but it’s a little like saying the Islamists breathe oxygen. Of course they’re using human shields. It’s what terrorist armies in the Middle East do when facing a civilized enemy. It wouldn’t accomplish squat against a war criminal like Bashar al-Assad. His regime would happily take out a thousand Sunni civilians to kill a single Islamist fighter. He’d see the thousand civilians as bonus points. But the West doesn’t fight like that…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • 50,000 March in Moscow Against Putin's War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    MOSCOW — Last Sunday, Russian citizens once again refuted the Kremlin’s propaganda image of a nation united behind the aggressive actions of a dictator. Some 50,000 people, according to media estimates, marched through downtown Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine and his escalating crackdown on what remains of civil liberties in Russia. For the first time in many months, the demonstration was backed by all of Russia’s pro-democracy parties, including the People’s Freedom Party, Yabloko, and Progress Party. Demonstrators were chanting “Peace to Ukraine, Freedom…
  • Muscovites Use Vote to Say ‘No’ to Putin’s War

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    MOSCOW — Russia’s regional “elections” on September 14th—cleared ahead of time of most Kremlin opponents—predictably ended with Soviet-style 80-to-90 percent approval figures for the incumbents. In St. Petersburg, where some pro-democracy candidates managed to make it onto the municipal ballot, their actual results were drowned in the thousands of “early voter ballots”—outside of the control of independent monitors—almost all of which, by pure coincidence, were cast for Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. As a result, the liberal Yabloko party—always a strong…
  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

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

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Will NATO Save Ukraine from Russia? I’m surprised by how many people, especially in Ukraine, believe the answer is yes. And I’m no less surprised by how many Western analysts and Russian policymakers claim that that’s exactly what NATO hopes to do—and, by implication, will do. Naturally, Russians describe NATO’s presumed intentions as offensive and not defensive. It’s time to wake up and smell the espresso in Brussels. First, NATO has no army. As an institution, as a bureaucracy located in two complexes in and near the capital of Belgium, the alliance does not have troops. It can…
  • Enthusiasm for Separation and Reform Weakens in Ukraine

    Alexander J. Motyl
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Three recent news items deserve our attention.First the good news. According to the Russia-based Sociological Service of the Anti-Corruption Fund the vast majority of residents of Odessa and Kharkiv provinces support Ukrainian statehood and oppose Vladimir Putin’s New Russia (Novorossiya) project. A telephone survey of 1,000 people conducted on September 8th to 17th revealed the following attitudes: 87 percent stated they want “their region to remain a part of Ukraine,” as opposed to 3 percent who opted for membership in Russia and 2 percent who preferred New Russia. 34 percent want…
  • Will Putin's Successor Be Worse?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Who will succeed Vladimir Putin if and when he falls? Will things get better or worse? Those are the intriguing questions posed by Benjamin Bidder, Moscow correspondent for the German news weekly Der Spiegel. Bidder concludes that the democrats have little chance of replacing Putin and that his successor is likely to be worse. It takes little fantasy to imagine Putin’s political end. He cannot be voted out of office like his friend Gerhard Schröder. Two scenarios are possible: either the current political elite in the Kremlin installs a successor or the Russians get rid of Putin and his…
  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

    Alexander J. Motyl
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 10th that he intends to build an extensive set of fortifications along Ukraine’s frontier with Russia and the Russian-occupied enclave of the Donbas. Called “The Wall,” the defensive line would consist of a ditch, a “no-man’s land,” an actual wall, and watch towers. Although the name brings to mind the Berlin Wall, Poroshenko actually compared Ukraine’s planned fortifications to the Mannerheim Line, the Finnish defense against the Soviet Union, clearly suggesting that he sees today’s Ukraine as interwar Finland and…
  • West's Refusal to Arm Ukraine Invites Guerrilla War

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

  • Becoming The Master “Mover And Shaker” You Want To Be

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Build your network before you need it. I crack up at the people who come to me for advice on how to build a “master network” because they need a job now, I tell them it’s useless. People can tell the difference between desperation and an earnest attempt to create a relationship. Bottom Line: Anticipate the worst, keep building the right relationship from the start and then strike when needed. Any other exercise is just an exercise in futility.   Be a real interesting “Renaissance “ man . I am fully aware of the fact that perception drives reality and that we are all, in some…
  • Ziad Abdelnour, President And CEO Of Blackhawk Partners Describes Business as War

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Ziad Abdelnour, President and CEO of Blackhawk partners, a New York private equity firm which has been involved in transactions totalling over $10billion.   Ziad Abdelnour describes business as war and discusses the importance of gathering intelligence to set you apart from the competition. He also stresses the importance of dealing with life’s harsh realities in order to become a killer shark entrepreneur.   Watch: Ziad Abdelnour, President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners Describes Business as War The post Ziad Abdelnour, President And CEO Of Blackhawk Partners Describes…
  • Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ziad Abdelnour describes business as war and discusses the importance of gathering intelligence to set you apart from the competition. He also stresses the importance of dealing with life’s harsh realities in order to become a killer shark entrepreneur.   Watch: The Entre Era Podcast Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War   Thank You, The post Ziad K Abdelnour : Business Is War appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • America Tear Down The Wall Before It’s Too Late

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I am afraid America makes less sense every day.   Little children are randomly slaughtered in their schoolrooms. Predator drones roam the skies over foreign countries exterminating bad guys, along with innocent women and children (collateral damage when it occurs in a foreign country). Drugged up mentally ill kids with no hope and no future live lives of secluded quiet desperation until they snap. Ignorant, government educated, welfare dependent drones with no self respect or respect for others, assault, kill and rob within their government created urban ghettoes. Sociopaths who…
  • Is Greed Good For The Goal of Living A Happy Life?

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Remember the infamous quote of villain financier Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street…back in 1987?   “I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed–for lack of a better word–is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms–greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge–has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed–you mark my words–will not only save Teldar Paper, but that…
 
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  • Model And NFL Fan Terann Is Absolutely Amazing

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    ... The post Model And NFL Fan Terann Is Absolutely Amazing appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ashley Emma Is Absolutely Stunning India Reynolds is absolutely stunning Asha Evans will absolutely make you melt
  • Model Nina Agdal Has Some Serious 3 Point Shooting Range

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    ... The post Model Nina Agdal Has Some Serious 3 Point Shooting Range appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Nina Agdal – Model Beach Volleyball Event In Miami Beach Nina Agdal Shows Off Her Basketball Skills Nina Agdal In Red Lingerie
  • Jimbo Fisher Got Mad At The Media For Asking Jameis Winston Questions

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    ... The post Jimbo Fisher Got Mad At The Media For Asking Jameis Winston Questions appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Jameis Winston Dressed In Full Uniform For Warmups And Jimbo Fisher Ordered Him To Change Gus Malzahn, Jimbo Fisher try to make it business as usual Jimbo Fisher signs contract extension at Florida State
  • A Puppy-Sized Spider Has Been Discovered That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    ... The post A Puppy-Sized Spider Has Been Discovered That Will Make Your Skin Crawl appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Tarantula The Size Of A Human Face Discovered Why In The World Would You Make Your Dog Dress Up Like A Spider? People Caught Their House On Fire Trying To Kill A Spider With A Flamethrower
  • A Brewery In Colorado Bought A Grocery Store Out Of Count Chocula Cereal

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    ... The post A Brewery In Colorado Bought A Grocery Store Out Of Count Chocula Cereal appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Sex Cereal is a real thing Texans Cheerleaders Dance-Off In Grocery Beer Aisle Are There More Bars Or Grocery Stores Where You Live?
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    1Push Naija

  • Ebola Survivors Speak Out about Their Experiences

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    By webdesk@voanews.com (Nina de Vries) As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, there is some hope from those who survive it. In Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone, a survivor conference was held for the first …Read More Source:: AFRICAN NEWS The post Ebola Survivors Speak Out about Their Experiences appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Serena Williams describes Tarpischev’s statements as ‘extremely racist’

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    By Editor By Griffin Okuchukwu The Tennis star said the statements were ‘bullying, sexist and racist,’ stating her support for the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official,‎ Shamil Tarpischev. Photo: …Read More Source:: ENTERTAINMENT NEWS The post Serena Williams describes Tarpischev’s statements as ‘extremely racist’ appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    By webdesk@voanews.com (Zlatica Hoke) Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy …Read More Source:: AFRICAN NEWS The post Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015 appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • LG to launch new phone with its own 'Odin' AP

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    By Cho Mu-hyun LG Electronics is set to launch a new mid-range phone that is, for the first time, powered by the company’s long-rumoured, self-made application processor. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post LG to launch new phone with its own 'Odin' AP appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    By Dara Kerr The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law' appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Six people killed and 13 injured as passenger coach collide with trailer truck

    mahvish
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    HUB: according to Gew News, 6 people died in collision between trailer truck and passenger coach at RCD Highway near Thal. The National Highway 25 or RCD (Regional Cooperation for Department) is located in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. The injured people also include women and children have been shifted to DHQ Hospital Thal. The passenger coach was in route to Karachi from Quetta, according to police.
  • Saudis Think Over to Ban kids From Hajj

    mahvish
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    CAIRO – According to several media the Saudi Arabia discussions to ban children those age less than 10-years from performing Hajj next year because to protect them from a large crowd. Hajj is obligatory only for adults who can afford it once in their life and not the children that would face huge problems dealing with the high temperatures, said the officials. Most of the children were accompanying family members or parents who did not have did not have regular tents and slept on the roadsides. Around 65 % of the children were under the age of 6, according to official reports. Medical…
  • Israeli Settlers Killed 5-year-old Palestinian Girl

    Majid Dawood
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa Mosque, the very holy site for Muslims was raided by dozens of Jewish settlers who attacked Muslim worshipers and killing a five-year old Palestinian girl in West Bank, after the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas vowed to take legal measures against Israeli desecration of the holy site of Muslim (Al-Aqsa Mosque). The five years-old Palestinian girl sustained when she was hit by settler’s car, head of the emergency department in the Ramallah Medical Complex, Samir Saliba, said. The students of Jewish attacked the complex along with Israeli troops who strolled into…
  • Ijitima of Muslims in Malawi Debates Challenges

    Majid Dawood
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    A lot of Muslim scholars and leaders are converging in the southern part of the country for a 3-day annual national Ijitima conference in Malawi. In this conference delegates will described strategies to address major challenges affecting the growth of Islam in the secular. The three-day conference will be attended by Muslim leaders and scholars from neighboring countries and this conference will identify major challenges affecting Islam and Muslims in the country said the Secretary General of the Ulama Council of Malawi. The conference will pool together Muslims scholars and leaders from…
  • Nigeria says ceasefire agreed with Boko Haram

    Farhat Naz
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    Nigeria says it reached a deal with Boko Haram rebel group to secure the release of more than 200 kidnapped girls but observers doubt the breakthrough. Alex Badeh, a Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal told Cameroon meeting and senior military officials from Nigeria that a “ceasefire agreement” had concluded between the Boko Haram rebel group and government. An agreement to end war had been reached following talks, as well as for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held captive, According to AFP news agency. The military claims about an end of the deadly 5-year conflict and a…
 
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  • Live Updates: EXO-M’s Luhan Files Lawsuit Against SME to Nullify Contract

    Andrew Peng
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Update 2: SM Stocks Halt Trading After Plummeting Nearly 15% 10 September 2014 at 3:33 p.m. EST: After falling 14.87% in earlier trading, South Korea’s KOSDAQ has suspended all movement of SM Entertainment stock in the midst of EXO-M vocalist Luhan’s decision to file a lawsuit against the company at Seoul’s Central District Court in order to nullify his contract. SME’s […]
  • K-Pop Chaos Erupts As Girls’ Generation Member Jessica Jung is Ousted

    Randi Wiggins
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Andrew Peng contributed reporting to this story. The K-pop community is reeling after the ouster of Jessica Jung, one of the prominent lead vocalists from arguably K-pop’s biggest and most most-recognized girl groups in the world, Girls’ Generation. The group’s agency, SM Entertainment, informed local media that Jessica would be let go from the group due to […]
  • In Series of Impassioned Tweets, ZE:A’s Lee Hoo Vows War With Star Empire CEO

    Andrew Peng
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Update 4: Lee Hoo Changes Tone After Striking Deal with CEO 21 September 2014 at 8:07 p.m. EST: After a day of emotional tweets, ZE:A leader Lee Hoo has unexpectedly changed his tone after reportedly reaching a deal with Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak to ultimately alter and shift company management as well as the […]
  • Global K-Pop Community Reels After Ladies’ Code Member RiSe Passes Away

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

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

  • VIDEO: ‘Drake Sucks’ At Midnight Madness

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Drake Instagram Drake had some horrible performance at the Big Blue Madness – homeboy should just concentrate on his music or play Basket ball only in his room where no one would take a note While hitting up Big Blue Madness to introduce his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats this weekend (Oct. 17), Drake hit the court for a shootaround and showcased his lackluster jumper from the 3-point line. He threw up an airball. He then went for a second shot, which was also a no-go. “We just saw Drake take a jump shot. He didn’t even draw iron,” the announcer promptly noticed. Still…
  • Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Has Died – Family Says

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Torsten Blackwood/AFP/File Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, one of the nation’s most admired figures, died Tuesday aged 98, his family said. “Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98,” the family said in a statement. “A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians.” [AFP/Yahoo] The post Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Has Died – Family Says appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Nicki Minaj’s Boyfriend Gets Rid Off Her Tattoos

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Although none of the party have confirmed they are dating, but if you have been following Nicki Minaj’s career, you would probably assume she and Safaree “SB” Samuel are item. Besides not being confirmed by either party, SB has three prominent tattoos of Nicki on his body — that’s just a hint! The latest update courtesy of TMZ is that Safaree has done his best to cover up said tats, hiding the ink done of Nicki’s face and name on his chest, while his most recent arm piece also appears to be significantly faded. A few months back reports there were reports…
  • MUSIC VIDEO: W4 – Foreign Dance

    airvibez
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    W4 a.k.a Mr Wonda is back with the visuals to his new Philkeyz produced single, “Foreign Dance”. The Clarence Peters- directed video shows W4 exploring his famed sexually charged afro-beat swag with a new hypnotic afro-electro sound. W4 is the master of “Foreign Dance” as he controls his vocals and allows the beat to go wild. Get ready to see W4 in his element oozing his own brand of Kontrol, surrounded by none other than writhing charged females, moving to the “Foreign Dance”. Watch the video below.. The post MUSIC VIDEO: W4 – Foreign Dance appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • B.T.S. PHOTOS: Fergie – L.A. Love

    airvibez
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Black Eyed Peas frontwoman, Fergie took over the streets of L.A. while shooting a video directed by Fatima Robinson (“Fergalicious”) for her DJ Mustard-produced single “L.A.LOVE (la la)” over the weekend. Fergie loaded up her tricked-out double-decker “love bus” with friends and rode through her ‘hood’. She paid homage to her L.A. roots with lowriders, cholas, and Compton’s own YG, who is featured on the remix. Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Osbourne, and Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog tagged along for the ride. “Hanging with my boy, @YG on the #LALOVE set. #MLKblvd,” tweeted…
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  • REPORT: 2 in 3 Americans believe U.S. is out of control [VIDEO]

    Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. seems “out of control,” and fewer than a third are enthusiastic about the 2014 midterm elections, according to a Politico poll released Monday of likely voters in the most competitive U.S. House and Senate races. The survey also found, however, that most Americans have a lot or at least some confidence that the government is “doing everything possible to contain the spread of Ebola.” When asked to choose whether they felt the U.S. is “out of control right now” or confident that the country “is in a good position to meet its economic…
  • NBA basketball player sexually harasses female sideline reporter on air [VIDEO]

    Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 17 points and added 11 rebounds with no turnovers in nearly 30 minutes of action on Friday night. The Cavaliers big man returned to the power forward position and was probably the team’s best player in its 108-102 exhibition loss to the Dallas Mavericks at home. Following the contest, FOX Sports sideline reporter Allie Clifton attempted to interview Thompson, but was sexually harassed instead when the professional athlete got touchy, all as the camera kept rolling.  This kind of sets a bad precedent. Watch the video below and judge for…
  • OBAMA: ‘Now is golf, not Ebola time stupid!’

    Mindy Astoria
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    President Barack Obama sure loves his golf. Obama held an Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News’ Dan Friedman.  President Barack Obama’s new Ebola “czar” Ron Klain meanwhile skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama reveals. “The President on Saturday evening convened members of his national security and public health teams to update him on the response to the domestic…
  • ISIS crucifies 17 year old aspiring photojournalist

    Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Isis fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old aspiring photojournalist and left his body on display on a cross in Syria. Pictures circulated online show a banner attached to the teenager’s chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of Isis military bases, as well as receiving “500 Turkish lira” for any footage taken. The message describes the ruling for the alleged crime as “apostasy” and states the teenager has been “killed and crucified for a period of three days” as the punishment. The alleged execution comes after it emerged Isis militants had…
  • DAVID vs GOLIATH. Officer Darren Wilson: ‘I feared for my life’

    Jessica Kanter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Officer Darren Wilson told investigators that he was pinned down in his police car and feared for his life during a struggle for his gun with Michael Brown, just before he shot the unarmed teen to death on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. Wilson told authorities that Brown reached for his gun, which FBI forensics investigators said was fired twice in the squad car, according to federal officials briefed on the civil-rights probe. Forensics tests found Brown’s blood on the gun, an interior door panel, and on Wilson’s uniform. The officials said that while the federal investigation was…
 
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  • Top 10 The Best Countries for Dating in the world

    sophy
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Dating is part of human mating process that involves two people meeting for companionship or beyond friendship level with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship. There are various ways to meet potential dates including dating websites, office romance, speed dating, blind dates, social networking and many others. A study has shown that many internet users find their partners online and they end up in marriage. In the 21 century online dating is the life of the party but other countries seems to have perfected in this art. 1. UK UK is…
  • Top 5 Most Sexiest and Beautiful Thai Actresses 2014

    sophy
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Apart from its rich history and culture, and exotic holidaying destinations, Thailand is also home to one of the most beautiful Thai girls in South East Asia that would leave any man desirous and every woman extremely envious. Here are top 5 most sexiest and beautiful Thai actresses 2014. 1. Sonia Couling Her unique and striking features have seen her model for for brands such as L’Orea, Nivea and and Olay. She exemplifies the classical and rare beauty of mixed Thai and English descent through her electrifying eyes and soft and spotless skin. Apart from featuring in a number films she…
  • Top 5 Most Sexiest and Beautiful Chinese Actresses 2014

    sophy
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Some of the most beautiful Asian women in the industry happen to also be some of the most talented and sometimes even the most underrated actresses out there. You will be surprised on how stunning and diverse the beauty of Chinese women can be, where even the most beautiful Chinesenmodels can’t even compare to their gorgeousness. 5 Liu Yifei The triple threat Actress, Model, and Singer has been in the industry for quite sometime and is one of the most celebrated female celebrities in China. One of her most popular Hollywood movies was the Forbidden Kingdom which was starred alongside…
  • Top 10 Free Conference Call App Make Your Business Overseas Easy

    sophy
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    You can find a lot of conference call app that available on Google Play Store to install in your smartphone or tablet. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This article will list top 10 free conference call app that make your business overseas easy.   10. Speek – Free Conference Call Let Speek make your next free conference call more productive. With the app, you can start or join a teleconference from your phone. You can also see who’s on the teleconference call and who’s talking as well…
  • Top 10 Free Apps to Watch TV and Movies on Your iPhone/iPad

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    There are a lot of apps that claim you can watch TV and movies for free by downloading an app to your iPhone or iPad. However, not all of them are actually usable or you download then find out that they are not as free as they claimed to be. This can be very frustrating for many people. However, do not give up hope yet. Here are the top 10 free apps to watch TV and movies on your iPhone/iPad. 10. WatchESPN If you are a sports enthusiast, you will love this app that will allow you to watch sports when you want to view them. You will have to make sure that your internet and TV provider is able…
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  • UAE planning national halal certification scheme

    Damia Abdullah
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Dubai: Food imports claiming to be halal will have to be certified as such under a new unified certification system, a senior official said. The certification scheme has been in the pipeline for years and is still “under discussion”, said Khalid Sherif, director of food control department at Dubai Municipality. There is currently no nation-wide [...] The post UAE planning national halal certification scheme appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Halal Test kit to Check for Pork content

    Damia Abdullah
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Priced at €6,90 each or €125 for a packet of 25, a device, simply called “Halal test”, is designed for use by Muslims who, under the dietary requirements of their religion are forbidden from consuming pork and alcohol, Le Nouvel Observateur reported. In a similar style to a pregnancy test, the device consists of a [...] The post Halal Test kit to Check for Pork content appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Moscow hotel goes halal in bid to woo Muslim visitors

    Damia Abdullah
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    MOSCOW (AFP) – No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special halal service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world. “Around 70 per cent of our guests are from overseas and 13 per cent of these – [...] The post Moscow hotel goes halal in bid to woo Muslim visitors appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Bloomberg TV Talks About The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry in Indonesia

    Damia Abdullah
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    After two interesting talks, Bloomberg TV Indonesia once again raised an interesting topic, this time about the rise of the muslim fashion industry in Indonesia. For this segment, they managed to invite one of the writer forLaiqa Magazine and also owner of hijab label Casa Elana, Hanna Faridl. The woman who has run her Muslim [...] The post Bloomberg TV Talks About The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry in Indonesia appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Indonesia to soon become trendsetter in Islamic Fashion

    Damia Abdullah
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar expressed optimism that Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion. “I am optimistic that Indonesia will be the worlds Muslim fashion trendsetter by 2020,” Sapta claimed here [...] The post Indonesia to soon become trendsetter in Islamic Fashion appeared first on Amilin Post.
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  • Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV

    WebSolutions
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV   ‘…During an interview on Wednesday, former boxer Mike Tyson got very angry (not ear-biting angry, but still) at a comment made by Canadian network CP24’s anchor Nathan Downer…’[MASHABLE]   **if there’s A STORY you want your fellow newshounds to see send us the link here … Continue reading » The post Mike Tyson Loses It During Interview on Canadian TV appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Teenager Arrested In Killing Of 16 Year…
  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

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

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

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

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

    Eva
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Nigeria’s Lilian Afegbai has been evicted from Big Brother Africa “Hotshots”, making it the first time in history of the reality game show that a Nigerian was dislodged early in the show. Lilian was thrown out of the Big Brother’s house alongside Uganda’s Esther and Kenya representative, Sabina. Zimbabwean JJ who got the highest (5) […]
  • Nigeria has been officially declared Ebola free

    Princeton
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday, October 20, after 42 days with no new cases of the disease — Becoming the second West African country to be declared Ebola free, following the declaration of Senegal on Friday, October 17. A representative of the UN health organization, Rui Gama […]
  • Boko Haram kills several in Borno, breaches ceasefire agreement

    Princeton
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    In spite of the ceasefire agreement reached by the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, the Islamist insurgents reportedly attacked two villages in Borno state, killing and leaving several people severely injured. Boko Haram attacked and killed about ten in Malamfatori, and murdered close to the same amount of people in the headquarters of Abadam Local […]
  • Federal Unity Colleges suspends strike, schoolteachers return to classrooms

    Sylvia
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    The 104 Federal Unity Colleges, members of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has called off its indefinite industrial action. The schoolteachers refused to work in the attempt to obtain payment of their promotion arrears from the government, owned since 2007. The 4 weeks strike was suspension following a resolution reached at the […]
  • Boko Haram ceasefire, alleges that abducted Chibok Schoolgirls are all alive

    Eva
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Following the ceasefire agreement between Boko Haram and the Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday, Boko Haram said that the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls and all others that were abducted are healthy and sound. Nigerian Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA) and National Information Center (NIC) Coordinator, Mr. Mike Omeri made known in a statement […]
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  • India, China hotline

    FPJ Bureau
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    BEIJING: India and China have agreed to step up engagements between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the army headquarters and establish new border meeting posts to address incidents of incursions like the one in Ladakh area last month, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
  • Hong Kong court bans protesters from blocking roads

    IANS
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Hong Kong: The Hong Kong High Court Monday granted two interim injunctions barring protesters from occupying key areas in the city even as the Chinese government accused the demonstrators of “putting social order at risk”. The first preliminary injunction was granted after groups of mini-bus and taxi operators filed for an injunction that would reopen the paralysed roads in Mong Kok occupied by protesters for the last 23 days, Xinhua reported. It forbids the demonstrators from occupying the section of Nathan Road between Argyle Street and Dundas Street in Mongkok, and from putting…
  • Egypt asks Israelis, Palestinians to resume talks

    IANS
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ramallah: Egypt Monday called on the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume in Cairo next week the talks on reinforcing the ceasefire and restoring calm in the Gaza Strip, a senior official said. Qais Adbulkareem, a member of the Palestinian team for indirect dialogue with Israel, told Xinhua that Egypt sent official invitations to both Israeli and Palestinian delegations to resume their dialogue in Cairo next week. Egypt brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas-led militant groups which came into effect Aug 26. The deal ended 50 days of a large-scale Israeli air and ground…
  • Modi gets formal invitation for Saarc summit

    PTI
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    New Delhi/Kathmandu: Foreign Minister of Nepal Mahendra Bahadur Pandey Monday extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the forthcoming 18th Saarc Summit to be held in Kathmandu Nov 26-27. At a meeting at the Indian prime minister’s 7 Race Course Road residence in New Delhi Monday afternoon, Pandey handed over the invitation to Modi on behalf of Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Modi and Pandey also discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, particularly developments after the visit of Modi in the first week of August to Nepal and preparations…
  • 23 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

    IANS
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Dhaka:  At least 23 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh. The smash-up took place on the Banparha-Hatikumrul highway in Natore district, bdnews24.com reported. Natore Superintendent of Police Basudeb Banik said the number of people killed could further rise. Police have begun a probe into the cause of the accident. Traffic on the highway has been interrupted due to the crash.
 
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  • Top 10 Most Striking Statues

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    A statue can be defined as a a carved or cast figure of a person or animal. Here are ten of the most striking, bizarre statues that have been erected around the world. These statues are so out of this world that you will scratch your head thinking “what was the purpose”. Tell us what you think about our selection by commenting in our forum section of this page.   10. Child Eater Made By: Hans Gieng Location: Bern, Switzerland Nobody knows why this creepy-looking statute was commissioned back in 1546. There are a couple of theories about its origins. The first is that the…
  • Top 10 Scenic Roads To Mark Down On Your Bucket List

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Some streets in the world are downright terrifying while the rest are scenic and simply amazing to look at and drive through. If you ever get the chance, take a drive on one of these top 10 scenic roads and mark them down on your bucket list.   10. Gravity Hills Gravity hills can be seen in many parts of the world. Those who have been on such streets will know that if you park your vehicle at its foot, an illusion will be created and you believe that the car or bike is actually going up the hill! One of my favorite routes is the the “Magnet Hill”, which is located on the…
  • Top 10 Best NHL Players Today

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here are the ten best NHL hockey players on the ice today. There were a lot to choose from; however, this list relied mostly on the players who had the most potential and who will lead their team well in the 2014-15 season.   10. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild He is NHL’s best defenseman and is blessed with an all-around game and tremendous fitness. It’s not a shock that he once led the NHL in time-on-ice at nearly 30 minutes a game. On January 1, 2010, Suter was selected for the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was one of the team’s alternate captains. Unfortunately,…
  • Top 10 Solo Artists with Most Facebook Likes

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Wondering who is leading the charts on Facebook with the most Facebook likes? MixTopTen.com has the scoop and this article examines the ten solo artists with the most Facebook likes. Interestingly enough, two of them are dead. One of them has been dead way before Facebook was ever invented.   10. Bob Marley This Reggae star arrives at no. 10 with 56,065,466 likes on Facebook. The singer achieved international fame and acclaim after his death in 1981 from cancer. Since his death, Marley has become a global symbol and is ranked amongst the most popular and misunderstood figures in modern…
  • Top 10 Historically Valuable Walls

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    I am sure you have heard about The Western Wall that is located in Israel. But what are the other walls have you studied or learned about? I was not familiar with many walls until I compiled this top ten list of the most historical valuable walls in the world.   10. Berlin Wall, Germany Top Ten Famous Walls This wall was built way after most of the walls on this top ten list, but is just as much famous. Construction began in 1961, when The Cold War was at its peak. It was built in the middle of Berlin by East Germany in order to stop East Berliners from seeking refugee in the western…
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  • OpEd: Gossiping on Facebook Can Be Costly

    Patrick Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Real Talk [The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Patrick E. Jones or the Belize Media Group]   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  MLK We have all been witnesses to, or have even been subject to slanderous attacks by persons on Facebook. These unfair and libelous attacks seem to be occurring with an even greater frequency and ferocity on Facebook lately.  This may be explained by the exponential utilization of Facebook as a communication method for Belizeans. However, it may be…
  • Alleged child molestation reported in the south

    Patrick Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Child Abuse Report Monday, October 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Reports of sexual deviance and sex crimes committed on children are often featured on the daily news.  And each incident seems to bring with it a new level of depravity. Tonight there is another disturbing case emerging from the southern part of the country. It involves a 5 year old boy and a grown up relative. The man, believed to be in his early 20’s is not in police custody and he was picked up after a report was made that he allegedly molested a five year old boy. The information received suggests that the man…
  • Ex-athlete charged with burglary

    Patrick Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Daniel Meighan Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A former basketball player has been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods. 58 year old Daniel Meighan of Cemetery Road pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate Herbert Panton and was offered bail of $300. Meighan is accused of breaking into the home of Shapara Myles between October 16 and 17 and stealing items to a value of $1,639, including two cellular phones, a 19-inch television set, a cake mixer, blender, DVD player, Lasko standing fan and handbag. Police say they went to Meighan’s house on…
  • Disabled man fined for marijuana possession

    Patrick Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Stephan Domingo Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Hattieville resident Stephan Domingo will not have to go to jail over separate offences. He pleaded guilty to possession of 3 grams of cannabis and was fined $200 which he must pay by August of 2015. But he was also facing jail time for an unpaid fine on a conviction of harm. 28 year old Domingo is confined to a wheelchair because he lost both his legs and receives a stipend of $40 per month because he is unable to work. Magistrate Herbert Panton elected to extend the time for payment of the $200 fine for the harm…
  • Magistrate fines Belize City man over domestic incident

    Patrick Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Candelario Lemus Monday, October 20, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting:  Security guard 27 year old Candelario Lemus of Buttonwood Bay in Belize City was spared serious penalty over a domestic incident in April of this year. Lemus appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith today and was found guilty of the robbery of $275 from bus driver Eldon Chiac, as well as wounding Chiac and damage to property for stabbing two wheels of Chiac’s bus with a knife during their altercation. The incident occurred when Lemus went to Chiac to get maintenance money for his girlfriend who has a child…
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  • Separated at Birth? Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Channels the Ghost of Joe McCarthy

    Stewart Lawrence
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Stewart J. Lawrence The two men bear an uncanny physical resemblance:  Ted Cruz, the grandstanding junior Republican senator from Texas, who has emerged as one of President Obama’s most vitriolic policy critics, and the late Wisconsin Republican Senator Joe McCarthy, who garnered the national spotlight in the 1950s by charging that “communists” had infiltrated the American government. And it’s not just their looks. Cruz has a way of interrogating witnesses that’s filled with snide insinuations and calculated innuendo. It’s the same heavy-handed tactic…
  • Which Cast Member Of “The Walking Dead” Will Die Next?

    Stewart Lawrence
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    By Stewart J. Lawrence The handicapping hasn’t started yet, but avid watchers of the hit cable TV series, “The Walking Dead,” are bracing themselves for another painful death of a beloved cast member. Miraculously, two episodes into the fifth season, the core of the survivor group remains intact.  In the season premiere, they barely escaped the clutches of a bizarre cult intent on dismembering and barbecuing them for food. Now they’re back wandering the woods of rural Georgia and once again encountering hordes of carnivorous zombies, while dodging new bands of…
  • Gallery: Happy Birthday Vladimir Putin

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    October 7th is Vladimir Putin’s birthday!!! Enjoy the photo gallery exhibiting Vladimir Putin’s wonderful character.       The post Gallery: Happy Birthday Vladimir Putin appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
  • Yoga Booty: Have Stretch Pants Become Too Hot for High School?

    Stewart Lawrence
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Stewart J. Lawrence It’s every Mom and Dad’s worst nightmare: Their teenage daughter shows up at the breakfast table wearing something “inappropriate” for school — and refuses to change. Typically it’s a skirt that’s just a little too short — or maybe way too short, especially since “Her Highness” insists on wearing her favorite red thongs underneath them, as well. Or maybe it’s a blouse with a plunging neckline or one that’s so sheer, it exposes her obviously bra-less midriff. These days, though, with gender hysteria at an all-time high,…
  • Valeriya Kutsan: 2D or Not 2D Art

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Artist Valeriya Kutsan shows off her face painting skills on her latest project: 2D Or Not 2D. Also be sure to check out her darker and moving work: Weird Beauty.     The post Valeriya Kutsan: 2D or Not 2D Art appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
 
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  • U.S. is Responsible for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Liberian Scientist

    andyc
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Dr. Cyril Broderick, A Liberian scientist and a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry says the West, particularly the U.S. is responsible for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Dr. Broderick claims the following in an exclusive article published in the Daily Observer based in Monrovia, Liberia. He wrote the following:
  • US exposes troops to Ebola to test vaccines

    andyc
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The public continues to be reassured that Ebola is not a problem for the US, but CNN reports that President Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. The Czar is not a medical person but an insider lawyer who served as chief of staff to Vice President Biden.
  • Mutant Ebola warning: Leading U.S. scientist warns deadly virus is already changing to become more contagious

    andyc
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The deadly Ebola virus could be mutating to become even more contagious, a leading U.S scientist has warned. The disease has killed nearly 4,000 people, infecting in excess of 8,000 - the majority in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • ALERT: U.S. Army researchers at USAMRIID confirm Ebola variant was airborne in 1990

    andyc
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    U.S. Army virologists working at USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) [1] confirmed in 1990 that a strain of Ebola was airborne and could spread through air ducts, resembling the contagiousness of the flu.
  • White House Deletes Petition to Stop Ebola

    andyc
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Americans can only petition their government if they follow "terms and conditions," according to White House The White House recently deleted a petition demanding President Obama do more to stop the spread of Ebola in the U.S.
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  • Did you take your sip? Today is the International Coffee Day

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today is a good day for coffee. Every year this 29th September is celebrated as the International Coffee Day in the honor of coffee. Many nations around the world take part in the celebration and enjoy one of the most recognized and appreciated globally drinks. The first official celebration of the International Coffee Day was promoted in 1983 by the Association of Coffee in Japan, and in the 2005 United States began to celebrated and publicized this occasion which brought out the result of worldwide celebration. The day will celebrate the differences existing drinking coffee on the market…
  • Hero4, the new economic GoPro camera

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    GoPro has released its new camera with three models, one of them is the entry-level Hero and other two in the series of Hero4 designed for those who desire to capture and recording of high sped actions in extreme sports. The Hero is the most economical camera, but retains great features. It records 1080p video at 30 frames per second and 7209-60 video of frames per second. Can be submerged up to 40 feet deep. This camera can take pictures of 5MP and will sell for $ 129. “HERO captures the same footage immersion GoPro made one of the best-selling cameras in the world. Among the most…
  • George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin married in Venice

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    So, after a long swim in the waters of courtship fiance the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood, George Clooney finally got engaged with an Eastern origin Englishwoman Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer. The marriage took place on last Saturday, September 27, as part of a private ceremony in the magical Italian city of Venice. Clooney came to the place of the wedding – the hotel “Aman” overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice – in a motor boat. The present Venetians unanimously welcomed the entities of Clooney. They chanted “George, auguri!”, Expressing…
  • Nationalists in Kharkov knocked down the statue of Lenin

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    In Kharkov, a bunch of nationalists knocked down the monument to the founding father of the Soviet Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin. On this Sunday evening, September 28, more than three thousand nationalist protesters who took part in the rally named “Kharkiv is Ukraine”, had gathered at the city’s center – Liberty Square to demolish the statue of Lenin even after the presence of police. According to RT News, a few people with the flag of the volunteer battalion “Azov” and the Ukrainian flag on the ladder, went up the monument and using a grinder began to saw…
  • UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso Live on PPV from MGM Grand

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Demetrius Johnson is ready to defend his UFC flyweight title in UFC 178 against the dynamic striker, Caiasco Chris at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, at 7:00 PM ET. This battle will be the star feature of a promising event. Where every fighters are different in their fighting skill and strategies. At this Saturday night, the champion of the flies, Demetrious Johnson (USA) puts his belt on the line against Chris Cariaso (USA). Known as Kamikaze, Cariaso is the eighth ranking in its category, and comes with three consecutive victories. Where Demetrious, Mighty Mouse, comes from a streak of seven…
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  • A song of a 19 years old soldier who died for Ukraine

    Olga Whiting
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    A video where 19 years old Stepan Stefurak, an ATO soldier, sings the song «Mech Areia» was published on the Internet. Later this young man died in battle for Ukraine. Some were saying that they could not watch this video without tears.
  • «Cyborgs» killed all group of militants, who tried to storm the Donetsk airport

    Olga Whiting
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The famous volunteer and the Presidential aid Yuriy Birukov, also known as «Phoenix», wrote on his Facebook page that in the morning of the 19th of October militants attempted to storm the old terminal of the Donetsk airport. «Early in the morning there was a mass infantry attack on the old terminal. What did they...
  • NSDC: Shooting in Donetsk is caused by conflicts between militants

    Olga Whiting
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Militants are responsible for yesterday shelling of Donetsk, which killed four civilians, reports the spokesman of the National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lisenko. «The biggest threat to the civilian population on the territory controlled  by terrorists are conflicts between different gangs, and shelling of the residential quarters by terrorists. Yesterday during the second half...
  • «Cyborgs» who defend the Donetsk airport were met with shouts «Hero!» in Kyiv

    Olga Whiting
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    «Cyborgs» from the 79th brigade and the Right Sector, who have been defending the Donetsk airport for the last 6 months, are coming for a short break to Mikolayiv, travelling via Kyiv, reports Hromadske. On Saturday, 18th October, they came to meet residents of Kyiv in one of cosy forest restaurants. The famous volunteer Yuriy Birukov,...
  • A rally was held in Mariupol to remember civilians killed yesterday in Sartana

    Olga Whiting
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A rally-requiem was held on the central square in Mariupol to remember civilians killed in the village Sartana near Mariupol. The aid to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Heraschenko wrote about this on his Facebook page: «There was a rally held on the main square, a requiem to remember innocent civilian victims from village Sartana, a suburb...
 
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