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  • Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

    In Focus
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five…
  • Living in War-Torn Syria

    In Focus
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been…
  • Sukhoi Super Jet inside a Huge Cargo Plane!

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    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Superjet is a new passenger jet being manufactured by the Sukhoi company, the mothership of SU jets. Now it has reached the stage in the design of a passenger machine where yet more tests need to be done, and for those tests they brought it to Moscow. For some reason they decided to bring it inside another plane, one of the biggest cargo planes, an AN-124 Russian, rather than to fly it over by itself – which it can pretty much do already as over 45 of these planes have been shipped to customers around the world. But this particular model is a modified jet, so they decided to transport it by…
  • Robots at Work and Play

    In Focus
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places too dangerous or difficult for us to go. Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology, including a "Blind" robot, unmanned agricultural machines, a robotic Torah writer, a robot traffic cop in Kinshasa, several telepresence machines, humanoid machines, and an Iranian praying robot.
  • China and Japan: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

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    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country and China had agreed to establish a “maritime communication mechanism.” The announcement came the day after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands at a symbolically powerful public event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing and then met for about 25 minutes. On the proceeding Friday, China and Japan announced a vague four-point plan that looked like a roadmap to improve ties. Most analysts see a gradual warming in relations between the two nations. Given political distress in…
 
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    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
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  • Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
  • Bahrain holds disputed election

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
  • Wales 16-34 New Zealand

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
  • 'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
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    CNN.com - World

  • Yikes! This happened on live TV

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    A reporter for Australia's Seven Network learned the hazards of live TV while reporting next to a skatepark in the U.S..
  • NATO jets scramble more for Russians

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights, the alliance's secretary general says.
  • 5 killed in synagogue attack

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    A college trip to Israel changed rabbi Kalman Levine's life, his childhood best friend Shimon Kraft remembers.
  • Starving and scared in Ukraine

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Yuri Poznychenko has lived in the village of Stepanovka, close to Ukraine's border with Russia, all his life.
  • Mexico protesters throw Molotovs

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Protesters demanding justice for 43 missing students started throwing Molotov cocktails in Mexico City's main square.
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • St. Louis area braces for aftershock of grand jury’s decision on Ferguson shooting

    David Montgomery
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    FERGUSON, Mo. —A grand jury is continuing its deliberation on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in August. When they jury will reconvene is unknown, but according to sources close to the process and who spoke on condition of anonymity, they may meet again Monday or possibly sooner. The process is secret, so sources could not speak on the record. Read full article >>
  • Kerry: Big, serious gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks; possible impasse hinted at

    Carol Morello
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    VIENNA — Negotiators working to slow Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions pressed forward with talks Saturday amid indications that they are at an impasse with two days left before a deadline for an accord. Read full article >>
  • Wild turkeys have made a comeback and are ruffling some suburban feathers

    Michael S. Rosenwald
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching. The wild turkeys were not feeling festive. One flew at and into a truck. When two members of Faith United Church of Christ in Frederick went outside to get a closer a look, they were gobbled at and chased back inside. A joke quickly made the rounds: The wild turkeys had somehow learned their kinsfolk were on platters. They wanted revenge. Read full article >>
  • U-Va. president suspends fraternities until Jan. 9 in wake of rape allegations

    Mike DeBonis, T. Rees Shapiro
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said Saturday that she is suspending all campus fraternities through early January, acting days after a magazine published an account from the victim of an alleged 2012 gang rape inside a U-Va. fraternity house. Read full article >>
  • Balz: It was a big day in the Big Apple for Hillary Clinton

    Dan Balz
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    NEW YORK — It was all Hillary Clinton, all day, Friday in New York, a day that helped crystallize how much already has been done for the prospective presidential candidate by others and, more importantly, what she has yet to do for herself. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five…
  • Living in War-Torn Syria

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been…
  • Robots at Work and Play

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places too dangerous or difficult for us to go. Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology, including a "Blind" robot, unmanned agricultural machines, a robotic Torah writer, a robot traffic cop in Kinshasa, several telepresence machines, humanoid machines, and an Iranian praying robot.
  • Toro de Jubilo, the Fire Bull Festival

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    The Toro de Jubilo is an ancient tradition held annually at midnight in the Spanish town of Medinaceli. The event starts when a bull is tied to a post and flammable balls of tar are attached to its horns. Mud is caked on its face and back to protect it from the flames. The tar balls are then set alight, the bull released, and revelers dodge the animal until the flammable material burns out and fireworks are set off. This year's event was delayed when animal rights activists occupied the bullring in Medinaceli. The protesters were removed by police officers, and the Toro de Jubilo proceeded as…
  • Photos of the Week: 11/8-11/14

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    This week we have unrest in Mexico, two events at the Tower of London, the world's tallest and shortest men share a handshake, a spacecraft lands on a comet for the first time, cityscapes shrouded in fog and smog, a massive sandcastle in Brazil, and much more. [35 photos] A girl wearing a hat and tanaka paste on her face waters flowers at the one of main intersections of Naypyitaw, Burma, on November 10, 2014. Leaders from ASEAN, East Asian and other countries will gather for the ASEAN summit this week in Burma's capital, Naypyitaw. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Martin Scorsese and the art of silence [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Too often, the most intense scene in a movie is also the loudest. But have you ever realized that, in a really well made film, the most powerful moment is actually dead silent? Take a look at this journey through Martin Scorsese's silent moments and realize the beauty of quiet. The post Martin Scorsese and the art of silence [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Miracle on Montgomery Street as man survives 11-story fall

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The family of one window washer in San Francisco is not going to have the Thanksgiving they expected, but, miraculously, they'll be giving thanks that he's still alive. The post Miracle on Montgomery Street as man survives 11-story fall appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Wet Hot American Summer” in the style of Martin Scorsese [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you've seen "Wet Hot American Summer," you know that it's a hilarious, if surreal and somewhat creepy, parody of the typical camp movie. If you haven't seen it, watch this hilarious trailer in the style of Martin Scorsese anyway, because it works so perfectly that you'd never guess what the movie actually is. The post “Wet Hot American Summer” in the style of Martin Scorsese [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • RIP to Germany’s longest word [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    It's a sad, sad day for the German language, as it officially puts its longest word to rest. The post RIP to Germany’s longest word [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Celebs read mean Tweets about themselves [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It seems harsh to make celebs read mean Tweets about themselves, but at the same time, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe it's good that people who write mean things on Twitter, for no other reason than to be cruel, realize that they're writing about human beings. The post Celebs read mean Tweets about themselves [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • A conversation on the State of Young Philadelphia; Obama’s immigration plans

    Emily Bryant
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Laura Meckler, Ben Stango, Michelle Freeman, and Kellan White Over the course of the past week, the 2014 State of Young Philly series has been in full swing. Panels, discussions, and other events aimed toward bringing young Philadelphians together have focused on their hopes for the future of the city, especially as they look ahead to the 2015 mayoral elections. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll have a conversation on the state of young Philadelphia with community builder BEN STANGO, MICHELLE FREEMAN, the head of Witty Gritty and publisher of Flying Kite Media, and KELLAN WHITE,…
  • Bennett Miller’s New Film “Foxcatcher”

    Emily Bryant
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Bennett Miller, Nancy Schultz [From the Radio Times archive] The highly anticipated film “Foxcatcher” hits theaters in a couple weeks. It depicts the true story of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz’s murder by John du Pont on his Newtown Square estate outside Philadelphia. The film is directed by BENNETT MILLER and has received rave reviews, particularly for Steve Carell’s portrayal of paranoid millionaire du Pont. Bennett’s previous films, “Capote” and “Moneyball,” have also been critically acclaimed. Miller talks to Marty about “Foxcatcher” and his filmmaking.
  • A look at the dubious expenses of Pennsylvania’s lawmakers

    jehrens
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Steve Esack, Eugene Tauber In this edition of Ballot Talks: Allentown Morning Call reporter STEVE ESACK and database editor EUGENE TAUBER join Marty to discuss their ongoing series of exposés  in which they uncover some of the more questionable uses of taxpayer money among lawmakers in Harrisburg. The pair filed right-to-know requests with the chief clerks of each chamber of the general assembly, and went through public records to find superfluous, mysterious and downright odd spending by legislators.  In their first piece, they focused on some quirks in the state’s…
  • A conversation with novelist Richard Ford

    Susan Greenbaum
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Richard Ford Much to the joy of his many fans, RICHARD FORD has brought his fictional character Frank Bascombe back to life. Frank, the narrator of three of Ford’s previous novels is an “everyman” kind of guy — now a 68-year old retired sports writer and real estate agent living in suburban New Jersey and recovering from prostate cancer. Set during the days before Christmas 2012, after Hurricane Sandy and the re-election of Barack Obama, Ford’s newest book is Let Me Be Frank With You. It’s a collection of four short stories about Frank and centers on the themes…
  • Eric Dezenhall on managing crisis, scandal and reputations in this digital age

    Susan Greenbaum
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Eric Dezenhall In this digital age, good news and bad news travel fast. For individuals and companies, scandal and controversy can go viral in an instant and can live forever online. ERIC DEZENHALL has spent three decades managing the reputations of people and corporations. In his new book, Glass Jaw, he provides real world advice on how to avoid and respond to crises and minimize the damage that might follow. He’s in the studio with Marty to provide examples and expertise.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Victorian Election Preview

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The Victorian election will be held in just one week. While I have written about the Victorian election previously, I have yet to do a full preview post. This post includes some material from previous articles. The Victorian lower house elects 88 members representing single member electorates, using the same compulsory preferential voting system that is used for the Federal House of Representatives. At the 2010 State election, the Coalition won the statewide Two Party Preferred (2PP) vote by 51.6-48.4, and won a bare majority of 45 seats to Labor’s 43. During the last term, Liberal Geoff…
  • Family values and deportation don't go together

    Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American Studies at University of Arizona
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    They have family values too Charles Mostoller/Reuters Not so long ago, I sat across the table from Teresa, age 25, in a migrant shelter right across the border from Nogales Arizona, her tired face glimmered through the veil of tears as she described her experience two days before our encounter. Waiting for her husband to arrive from work, a knock had come at the door. There were two officials, one from the school where her children attended. Her husband failed to pick them up. Fearing the worst, she opened the door only to learn with great dismay that he had been picked up at work by…
  • The president's executive order: what difference will it make for immigrants?

    Ben Railton, Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    What difference will President Obama's executive order make for this family? Sandy Huffaker/ReutersEditor’s note: On November 20, President Obama announced a plan - through an executive order - to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation if they meet certain criteria. His move has caused uproar among the Republicans on Capitol Hill and in many state governors' mansions. Here scholars from around the country give their reactions as to the impact the president’s decision will have on policy, politics and the immigrants themselves. Katharine M. Donato, Professor of…
  • It's a sad day when three limp flags are top of the news agenda

    Eric Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Politics at University of Stirling
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Slow news day? PARobert Peston, business editor at BBC news recently declared that his employer is “completely obsessed” by the agenda set by newspapers. The broadcaster, he argued, is constantly taking the content of the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph in particular as an indication of what it should be covering. These papers decide what is newsworthy and which issues warrant inclusion into a tight news schedule. And looking at the coverage given to the unfortunate tweet sent by Labour MP Emily Thornberry in the run up to the Rochester and Strood by-election, it seems he has a point.
  • Third Hunger Games film poses biggest protest threat yet to Thai government

    Rachel Harrison, Reader in Thai Cultural Studies at SOAS, University of London
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    District Thai: A pro-democracy Thai student protests using the salute from the film. Rungroj Yongrit/EPAThailand’s prime minister, General Prayut Chan-ocha, has a problem on his hands. You may be surprised to learn that this problem is in the form of a teen fantasy film – The Hunger Games. Imagine Obama getting his political knickers in a twist about Twilight (no, I’m not making this up). For those unfamiliar with the hugely successful franchise, The Hunger Games is about the plight of an enslaved people who live in outlying districts. They are crushed and controlled by a brutal…
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    The Big Picture

  • Times Square

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Amicus: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

    Dahlia Lithwick
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Listen to Episode 6 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The “Matching Gift” Edition 

    Felix Salmon
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Listen to Episode 29 of Slate Money:
  • The Buck Starts Here

    Mike Pesca
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Listen to Episode 142 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • A Better Solution to America’s Immigration Problem

    Reihan Salam
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Whether you agree or disagree with President Obama’s use of his executive authority to temporarily shield 3.8 million unauthorized immigrants from the threat of deportation (on top of the 1.5 million he shielded in 2012), this much is true: The Obama administration has permanently altered the immigration debate. The president and his lawyers are right to insist that his executive action has not granted these immigrants “legal status.” Rather, it allows unauthorized immigrants to apply for a three-year reprieve from removal, which comes with a work permit. Though many conservatives,…
  • Hate Thy Neighbor

    William Saletan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Across Israel, anger at Arabs is building. In the wake of a horrific Palestinian terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue—and concurrent with violent protests by Palestinians—several assaults by Jews against Arabs have been reported. Arab workers are reporting a rise in job discrimination. In a poll published Thursday, 58 percent of Jews endorsed a decision by the mayor of Ashkelon, a major city, to bar Arab citizens of Israel from working near young schoolchildren.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • ‘That Wasn’t A Piece Of Meat … That Was My Son’ And More In MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr "That wasn't a piece of meat with eyes, that was a human being." It was 24-year-old Dennis Munson Jr.'s first kickboxing fight. The first round went OK. The third round didn't. Within five hours, he was dead. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found that kickboxing – unlike mixed martial arts – isn't regulated by the state. This leaves promoters to oversee their own matches. A "cascade of errors" identified by the Sentinel and fight experts during the course of Munson's fight, as well as dangerous weight cutting in…
  • New York Fed Chief Stands Firm Against Charges of Weak Oversight

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    by Jake Bernstein WASHINGTON – For almost two hours Friday, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York defended heated assertions from Democratic senators that his institution is too cozy with big banks to be an effective guardian of the financial system.  At times stammering and flustered, New York Fed President Bill Dudley stood behind the work of his staff and insisted that the nation's too-big-to-fail banks were safer for it. The Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection called the hearing to explore issues of regulatory capture in light…
  • WhatsApp Followers From Around the World Discuss ‘Firestone and the Warlord’

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    by Terry Parris Jr When ProPublica and Frontline launched " Firestone and the Warlord," a sweeping investigation into the relationship between Liberian warlord Charles Taylor and the iconic American company Firestone, we asked ourselves how we might engage a Liberian audience around the story. WhatsApp is a mobile chat app used by a reported 600 million people worldwide. A number of these users are from Africa. We thought this app might help us connect with the Liberian community in the U.S. and abroad. The response, so far, has been promising. Nearly 100 people are now following T.
  • The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

    ProPublica
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    by Olga Pierce and Marshall Allen This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report. The study was based on responses of 236 patients who completed ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire during the one-year period ending in May 2013 and who agreed to share their data.    Results of the study, led by professor of surgery Marty Makary and conducted independently from ProPublica, were published online…
  • Federal Reserve Announces Sweeping Review of Its Big Bank Oversight

    ProPublica
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    by Jake Bernstein Editor's Note: This story has been updated to cover the Federal Reserve Board's announcement that it would review its supervision of large banks. On the eve of a U.S. Senate hearing about whether regulators are too soft on banks, the Federal Reserve Board announced a broad review of its supervision of the biggest U.S. financial institutions. Among other things, the Fed said its two-pronged review, which will be conducted by both the board and its inspector general, would look at whether avenues exist for decision-makers to hear and reconcile divergent views from bank…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • It just won't end

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    It started with hoping for a Snow Day, but soon turned into a scary situation. Overnight we received over 40 inches of snow. I woke up in the morning in the dark.I had no sunlight in my rooms since the windows were completely covered by snow. The photo shows the night before and the morning after. It's about a 12 hour difference. Soon the exciting snow storm turned deadly, as well as necessary services not being able to deliver or reach those in need.I was supposed to leave for a flight to California on Friday but it was rescheduled due to Buffalo being in a state of emergency. It was a good…
  • St.Kitts-Nevis Citizens Now Require Visas To Enter Canada As Fallout From Iranian With SKN Diplomatic Passport Scandal Continues

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The fallout continues from the now infamous St.Kitts-Nevis Diplomat Passport scandal which came to light in 2013 when an Iranian businessman tried to enter the Canadian border with a St.Kitts-Nevis Diplomatic passport which he told Canadian authorities he bought for $1million from officials in St.Kitts. The Iranian made the Canadian border authorities suspicious when he declared that he was there to see the Canadian Prime Minister. When the authorities contacted the Canadian Embassy they stated that they knew of no such visit. After being questioned the Iranian revealed that he had paid $1…
  • Stara Planina Ski Resort

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Until recently Stara Planina (The Old Mountain) was one of the last hidden gems of Serbia. Sparsely populated and lacking good roads, Stara Planina has preserved a virgin beauty of its stunning landscape for decades. A perfect retreat from urban life!
  • My beautiful country of Serbia

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Serbia is a beautiful country unique people and landscapes to be discovered .
  • Hiway 21 Feeders, Ed and Don

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Taken at the Highway 21 Feeders invitational rodeo, Ed Miller and Don MacLeod pose for a photo before the barbeque. Quite the pair. Known Ed and Linda since 1988. Quite a successful family, though they have had their challenges.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Draws $82 Million

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday totaling 635 million Hong Kong dollars (US$82 million).
  • Central Banks in New Push to Prime Pump

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    The People’s Bank of China and European Central Bank moved Friday to pump up flagging global growth, boosting stock markets but raising questions about the limitations of central-bank intervention.
  • Putin Ally Sees Further Ruble Weakening

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    The ruble will weaken gradually in the next two years, but the sharp fluctuations seen in recent months are unlikely to reoccur, former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Saturday.
  • Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    A U.S. auction of wireless spectrum has collected $34 billion in bids, turning what was expected to be a relatively sleepy affair into a major windfall for taxpayers and posing enormous commitment of capital for the carriers.
  • Aviva Eyes Friends Life Group

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Aviva announced plans for a £5.6 billion takeover of Friends Life Group in an all-share deal that it said would create the largest insurance, savings and asset-management company in the U.K.
 
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    TIME

  • FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

    Sam Frizell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The FBI has sent some 100 agents to the St. Louis area to prepare for the grand jury decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot the unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A decision by the grand jury is expected within days, and there are signs that unrest is brewing. The FBI arrested two men earlier this week near Ferguson on firearms charges as part of the increased law enforcement presence in the St. Louis suburb, CBS reports. The 100 FBI agents were ordered to mobilize and arrive in Ferguson Friday, and additional personnel have been put on alert so they can be called in as a…
  • Marvel Announces New ‘Howard the Duck’ Comic Book

    Sam Frizell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Howard the Duck, the character who got a cameo at the very end of James Gunn’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, will get his own ongoing comic book series next year. The character will become a private investigator in the Marvel Universe in the new series, which will be written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Joe Quinones, the Hollywood Reporter said. In the 1970s, the character was the star of a satire on pop culture in a monthly comic book, a newspaper strip, and even a 1976 presidential run. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Video Shows Teacher Forcing Girl Into School Pool

    Sam Frizell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    A physical education teacher in Stockton, California is facing charges after a video surfaced of him allegedly trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during gym class. Denny Peterson, who has been employed in the local school district for more than 10 years, is seen in a video attempting to pull the girl into the pool at Edison High School in an incident that occurred in August, USA Today reports. The 95-second video was captured by another student. The girl was reportedly avoiding the pool because she had gotten her hair done that morning for an event later in the day. Peterson is…
  • For 1 Night on Stage, Embattled Cosby His Old Self

    alexishauk
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    (MELBOURNE, Fla.) — The protesters didn’t show, the would-be hecklers didn’t take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed. The show Friday night in Melbourne, Florida, might have seemed destined for disaster for the comedian, enveloped in growing accusations of rape and sexual assault that have derailed his career comeback and crumbled his tour schedule. What he got, though, was an adoring audience that laughed so hard they slapped their knees, shouted love at the…
  • Somalia’s Al-Shabab Kills 28 Non-Muslims in Kenya

    alexishauk
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    (NAIROBI, Kenya) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists left, and he appears to be the only survivor of those who had been selected for death. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite…
 
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  • The X Factor 2014: week seven live blog – as it happened

    Stuart Heritage
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The end is almost in sight, with a double elimination this weekend to hasten the day. Stuart Heritage sat through all of Saturday night’s show. 9.37pm GMT Well, that’s it. The worst X Factor theme night since the very dawn of the universe itself has reached its horrible conclusion. Thanks for coming with me. I couldn’t have possibly done it alone.Now, let’s all come back here tomorrow night at 8pm for the X Factor results show. I heard that Take That are performing. I hope they do The Flood! I’m on Twitter at @StuHeritage and, since I’m almost completely certain that nobody at The…
  • George Ford drives England home against Samoa after early rocky road

    Paul Rees at Twickenham
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    England 28-9 SamoaGeorge Ford’s name lends itself to motoring analogies: the outside-half got England motoring again after five successive defeats had stalled a steady advance made since the last World Cup, but they never got into overdrive.Chris Robshaw was named man of the match, but the Bath No10 made a significant difference, taking the ball flat, challenging the defence and having the durability to ride a number of typically shuddering Samoan tackles. Continue reading...
  • George Osborne’s £7bn tax cuts plan is a ‘total fantasy’, warns Vince Cable

    Toby Helm, Observer political editor
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Pledge not affordable, says business secretary, adding that chancellor’s policy would mean ‘horrific cuts to key services’The business secretary, Vince Cable, has torn into the Conservatives for promising £7bn of new tax cuts at a time of renewed uncertainty about the global economy, saying it was “total fantasy” to think they could be delivered without raising other taxes or making massive extra cuts to public services.Cable told the Observer that officials inside the Treasury were increasingly concerned that the pledges made by the chancellor, George Osborne, and David…
  • England v Samoa – live!

    Dan Lucas
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Live minute-by-minute updates from the 7pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamYou can email dan.lucas@theguardian.com or tweet @DanLucas86 Continue reading...
  • Barcelona v Sevilla: La Liga – as it happened!

    Ian McCourt
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Lionel Messi became La Liga’s all-time top goalscorer with an impressive hat-trick against Sevilla 8.50pm GMT Five goals and five stars for Barcelona. But one star shone brighter than the rest and we all know who that is. With his hat-trick tonight Messi is now the all-time leading scorer in La Liga. At the age of 27 – yes, twenty bloody seven! – that is something just astonishing. Thanks for all the tweets, comments and emails and enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Bye! 8.47pm GMT 89 mins Another corner to the away side. This time on the right. Deulofeu does it but it comes to nothing…
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Magician Surprises Veteran with New Car and Year of Rent (WATCH)

    Good News Network
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This is an amazing update to the October story about the magician who made headlines when he ripped up a homeless veteran’s sign and turned it into money — big money. After he met the veteran, who always holds a SMILE sign to inspire passersby, Rob Anderson set up a The post Magician Surprises Veteran with New Car and Year of Rent (WATCH) appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Halloween Party Pays it Forward: How to Give Back and Have Fun

    Dan DeBacco
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    It all started with an idea to throw the greatest Halloween Party ever. But it would become an opportunity to give back in a big way. Two months before the holiday, Katrina and I began working tirelessly to turn our home into the coolest, most frightening Halloween-themed house in the entire neighborhood. While The post Halloween Party Pays it Forward: How to Give Back and Have Fun appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Railroad Distributes ‘Wanted’ Posters to Reunite Kids With Lost Teddys

    Good News Network
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    A train company has started a campaign to help reunite children with their lost teddy bears. First Great Western is using posters and a website that shows ‘mugshots’ of all the toys that have been left on trains in the south of England. (READ the story at the BBC) Story tip from Teresa The post Railroad Distributes ‘Wanted’ Posters to Reunite Kids With Lost Teddys appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Florida Restaurant Owner to Serve Free Homemade Soup to the Lonely on Holidays

    Good News Network
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
      Restauranteur John Baumgarten will serve free homemade soup on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day in his Palmetto, Florida dining room, Caribbean Chicken. “I’m doing it because I know what its like to be alone with nothing on the Holidays,” he said on Facebook. “I still have very little but The post Florida Restaurant Owner to Serve Free Homemade Soup to the Lonely on Holidays appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, November 22

    Good News Network
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    On this date 10 years ago, following a fraudulent and corrupt presidential election, The Orange Revolution began in Ukraine. The massive demonstrations led to new, fair elections. (2004) Photo by Serhiy (CC license) MORE Good News on this Date: The Tomb of Tutankhamun was opened by archeologist Howard Carter (1922) Lebanon gained independence from The post Good News in History, November 22 appeared first on The Good News Network.
 
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  • Not so fast: Planting trees might cause warming?

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Afforestation (planting trees) to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.Global land use change and its interaction with the climate system is recognised as an important component of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s future climate scenarios.
  • Abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age may be because of permafrost

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    One of the most abrupt rises in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere at the end of the last ice age took place about 14,600 years ago. Ice core data show that the CO2 concentration at that time increased by more than 10 ppm (parts per million, unit of measure for the composition of gases) within 200 years. This CO2 increase, i.e. approx. 0.05 ppm per year, was significantly less than the current rise in atmospheric CO2 of 2-3 ppm in the last decade caused by fossil fuels. 
  • UK unveils first waste-fueled bus

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    The UK's first ever bus powered on human and food waste has taken to the road today which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport - cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that's unfit for human consumption, helps to improve urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines. Running on waste products that are both renewable and sustainable, the bus can travel up to 300km on a full tank of gas.
  • Children's rights and child labor in hazardous jobs around the world

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Nearly half of the countries that ratified the U.N. agreement still allow children to work in jobs that endanger their health and safety.Twenty-five years ago this month, the countries that compose the United Nations reached a landmark agreement that laid the foundation for much-needed strengthening of children’s rights and protections in nearly every country around the world.Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child remains the only formal global effort to improve children’s rights and the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. Only three U.N. member nations…
  • EU Court Rules Against UK For Failure to Tackle Air Pollution

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    A landmark judgment by the European Court of Justice compels the UK Government to act as soon as possible to reduce air pollution in British cities, writes Keith Taylor - and a good thing too for our health, safety and wellbeing. But it's not just the UK that benefits: every EU country must also comply with the ruling.
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  • GameStop's Outlook May Be 'Conservative'

    John Seward
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) extended its losses Friday on a weak third-quarter earnings report and outlook, while an analyst pointed to online computer game sales as a long-term threat. GameStop closed Friday at $37.86, down 13 percent. Latest Ratings for GME DateFirmActionFromTo Nov 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsNeutral Nov 2014Telsey AdvisoryDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform Nov 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for GME View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged By Central Bank Developments In Europe, China

    Jayson Derrick
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central Bank outlined plans to expand its asset purchase programs by "altering the size, pace and composition of our purchases" if inflation shows signs that it could stay at low levels for too long of a time period.
  • Morgan Stanley Likes Deutsche Post AG, Bpost NV Parcel Business

    John Seward
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Deutsche Post AG (OTC: DPSGY) and bpost NV (ERB: BPOST) are maintaining healthy volume growth in parcel deliveries even as their revenue keeps pace. Morgan Stanley's Doug F. Hayes dissected the European parcel delivery sector and singled out the two players as favorites.
  • Aruba Networks Conference Call Highlights

    Shazir Mucklai
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) reported its third quarter earnings on Friday. Shares of the company are down 13 percent. Below are some key highlights from its conference call. Financial Metrics: • We were pleased to once again deliver an outstanding quarter across all of our key financial metrics.
  • The Gap Conference Call Highlights

    Shazir Mucklai
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) reported its third quarter earnings on Friday. Shares of the company are down 4 percent. Below are some key highlights from its conference call. Financial Metrics: • Net income for the third quarter was $351 million, and we delivered earnings per share of $0.80, up 11% to last year.
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  • Report: Praise for Hitler rises in Turkey

    Bob Unruh
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    A special “tax” for Jews. Praise for Adolf Hitler. References to “camps” for Jews. And threats galore. A time out of history, before World War II’s death and destruction rained down on Europe? It’s all being heard today in Turkey, as anti-Semitism reaches new highs and Muslims appear to be organizing for a new caliphate, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute. The organization reported Friday that a recent survey in Turkey found that in just 24 hours, on July 17-18, 27,309 Turkish Twitter users sent 30,926 Turkish-language tweets in support…
  • FBI exposes Ferguson bomb plot

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    (REUTERS) — Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters. Word of the arrests, reported by a number of media outlets Friday, came ahead of the grand jury’s widely anticipated decision on whether the white police officer who fatally shot Brown, an unarmed black teenager, should be indicted on criminal charges. The Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Brown under disputed…
  • Billy Graham is still alive

    -NO AUTHOR-
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    (Christian Post) Billy Graham is not dead. After word spread on social media proclaiming the death of the celebrated evangelical Christian icon this week, the 96-year-old’s representatives at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association categorically denied those claims as false on Friday. “He is still very much alive,” a representative from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, who asked to remain unidentified, told The Christian Post. “As far as I know, everything is as it was on his birthday just a couple of days ago. He’s 96, and with that comes what 96…
  • 'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China

    -NO AUTHOR-
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    (The Local) China launched an 82-wagon cargo train on Tuesday which will take 21 days to travel 10,000km (6,200 miles) and pass through six other countries as it moves goods from the industrial city of Yiwu to the Spanish capital, Madrid. The train, named “Yixinou”, left Yiwu, 300km south of Shanghai, and will cross Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France before arriving in Spain in December. The total distance covered by the new rail route is greater than that of the world’s longest train service, the 9,259km Moscow-Vladivostok Rossinya 002, and five times…
  • Mafia bosses use tigers, parrots to wield power

    -NO AUTHOR-
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    (The Local) Mobsters in Italy’s Campania region have created a veritable circus of illegal pets, to help them carry out their mafia tasks, Corriere della Sera reported. In one incident, the environmental police (Corpo Forestale dello Stato) in Orta di Atella found a crocodile on a rooftop. The animal was used by the local mafia boss to intimidate business owners who were late paying the “pizzo” protection money at Christmas, Easter and the Ferr’Agosto holiday, Corriere said. “Pay up or be fed to the crocodile,” the mafioso threatened. The trade in dangerous animals in…
 
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  • UN vote boosts support for a global moratorium on the death penalty

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The vast majority of the world’s countries today threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. November 22, 2014  The vast majority of the world’s countries today threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. 114 of the UN’s 193 member states today voted in favour of the resolution which will go before the…
  • Gambia: “Aggravated Homosexuality’’ Offence Carries Life Sentence

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  November 21, 2014 International Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.read more
  • Detekt: A new software tool in the ‘cat and mouse’ game against Big Brother

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Technical experts and human rights organizations are playing a ‘cat and mouse’ game against governments who are using state-of-the-art surveillance software to spy on the legitimate activities of human rights defenders and journalists. This is how they are doing it. November 21, 2014 International Imagine never being alone.Someone looking over your shoulder, recording every computer keystroke; reading and listening to your private Skype conversations; using your phone’s microphone and camera to monitor you and your colleagues, without you even knowing it.read more
  • USA: Albert Woodfox should be released after latest court ruling

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A ruling by a federal appeals court in Louisiana yesterday affirming a decision by a lower court to overturn the conviction of Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than 40 years in isolation after a flawed murder trial, is a triumph for justice that comes decades late. November 21, 2014 A ruling by a federal appeals court in Louisiana yesterday affirming a decision by a lower court to overturn the conviction of Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than 40 years in isolation after a flawed murder trial, is a triumph for justice that comes decades late, said Amnesty International.read more
  • Indonesia: New administration must end the criminalization of beliefs through oppressive blasphemy laws

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Indonesian authorities have increasingly made use of a range of oppressive blasphemy laws to imprison individuals fortheir beliefs, contributing to an intensifying climate of intolerance in the country, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.  November 20, 2014 International Indonesian authorities have increasingly made use of a range of oppressive blasphemy laws to imprison individuals fortheir beliefs, contributing to an intensifying climate of intolerance in the country, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.   read more
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    Fast Company

  • Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

    Elizabeth Segran
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ustraap, a wearable technology startup, helps the blind more effectively sense their surroundings.While technology helps the visually impaired better access the digital world (making it easy for them to quickly dictate emails or speak instructions into smartphones, for instance), trying to get around in the real world can be somewhat more challenging. Many of the more than 6 million blind people in America rely on a trusty guide dog or a white cane to sense what is in front of them. Ustraap, a startup founded by three Mexican entrepreneurs, is hoping to improve the tools blind people can use…
  • Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    Alice Truong
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A $2.35 billion innovation investment will help spur their development.Dyson plans to invest $2.35 billion into new technologies—$1.56 billion of that into its research-and-development efforts—and launch at least 100 new products in the coming four years.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Claudia Rojas Sees Numbers In Color

    Robbie Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    The three best things on the Internet each week, as recommended by Fast Company team members. Claudia RojasPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Claudia Rojas Role at Fast Company: Director of Web Projects. "I make sure the marketing team, developers, and editors are happy with each other and the website." Twitter: @panterita Titillating Fact: Claudia is graphic, web, UX, and UI designer, but she's also classically trained as a printmaker— working mostly with etchings. Claudia also has synesthesia, meaning that she can experience simultaneous sensations from one stimulus. "I can see…
  • Uber's Emil Michael Probably Won't Be Fired, Says Report

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The executive lit an enormous media firestorm this week. So why is he still with the company?Uber senior vice president of business Emil Michael triggered a firestorm this week when his dinner comments about snooping on reporters with "opposition researchers" were published by BuzzFeed. Michael soon offered a mea culpa to the journalist targeted, PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continued the apology tour with a 14-part tweetstorm (see our video rendition of Kalanick's Twitter apology below).Read Full Story
  • I Attended A Conference Remotely Thanks To This Robot (And It Was A Very Strange Experience)

    Kevin Lincoln
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    With a telepresence robot, you can meet people and go to talks... kind of physically?It's just another morning for me in my Los Angeles apartment. When I get out of bed on November 18, I put on a flannel shirt, a large sweater, and sweatpants. I spread almond butter and grape jelly on a pita. I make coffee.Read Full Story
 
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  • Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Rajata Rajatanavin Minister for Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand. General Debate, Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall). ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti An increased consumption of unhealthy foods in Thailand has created new nutritional challenges for the newly industrialized country, according to its Minister of Public Health. Thai people are now consuming foods high in sugar, fat and salt because of a change in food systems and lifestyles. Obesity is on the rise as well as non-communicable diseases like heart disease, strike and cancer.
  • "Don't define someone by their disability" says US Senator

    Sandra Guy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Tom Harkin. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Don't define someone by their disability but define them by their ability, said United States Senator Tom Harkin when taking a tour of the United Nations Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired on Friday. Senator Harkin is the lead advocate for disability rights in The United States Congress. The Senator's visit to the Accessibility Centre in New York comes after the recent U.S. Senate rejection for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The convention would establish an international standard for disability rights…
  • "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Gold being poured in a South African mine. South Africa has the world’s largest gold-mining industry. UN Photo The sky will be the limit for African countries once they industrialize their agricultural sector. That's the view of Ambassador Arthur Kafeero, Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly. Ambassador Kafeero participated in an event on the occasion of Africa Industrialization Day, observed on 20 November, and which focused on agriculture. He told Derrick Mbatha that Africa's economy has made "tremendous progress" in recent years. Duration: 4'50"…
  • Ebola outbreak "contained" by middle of 2015

    Daniel Dickinson
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    A resident walks past a mural about the dangers of the Ebola Virus painted on a wall off Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia. Photo: Morgana Wingard/ UNDP The outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa should be "contained" and could end by the middle of 2015, the UN Secretary-General has said. Almost 5500 people have died after catching the virus, mainly in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone. The United Nations has set up a special health mission UNMEER to fight the disease in the region. The UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, says progress has been made. "There has been some welcome progress. Where the…
  • 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials

    Sandra Guy
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Robert Serry. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Around 25,000 people whose homes were destroyed in a conflict in the Gaza strip in July and August are to have access to materials to rebuild their houses, according to the UN. The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, said an "understanding" had been reached between the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to allow access to the building supplies from next week. The 50-day conflict between Israel and the Palestinian faction, Hamas led to the deaths of 2000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis as well as the widespread destruction…
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  • Vernon Bogdanor: The General Election of 1945

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Vernon Bogdanor: The General Election of 1945 The 1945 general election saw the return of the first ever majority Labour government. The Gallup poll had shown a Labour lead for over two years. Nevertheless most politicians and commentators were astonished by the result, since they expected that the war hero, Winston Churchill, would be returned to office by a grateful nation. In the event there was a swing of around 12% to Labour. How is this to be explained? Did the war radicalise the British people? Was the outcome a mandate for socialism? Or was it merely a reaction against the politics of…
  • Jagjit Chadha: From Gold to Paper and Back Again

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Jagjit Chadha: From Gold to Paper and Back Again Money was linked historically to the value of commodities such as gold in order to help preserve its value and encourage its wide and ongoing use. There are many examples of countries temporarily delinking from commodity standards. This lecture will explore the consequences of tying monetary value to commodities and why there are better choices for a government than a commodity standard. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:…
  • Ian Morison: Are We Alone?

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Ian Morison: Are We Alone? A discussion of the prospects of finding life, simple or intelligent, beyond our own planet. There is the possibility of finding evidence of life, past or present, on Mars or even below the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa. By observing the infra-red spectra of the atmospheres of planets in nearby solar systems we might even find evidence of simple life forms. Beyond our local galactic environment our only chance is to intercept a signal from another intelligent race - SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - a search in which the lecturer played a…
  • Christopher Clark: Sleepwalkers

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Christopher Clark: Sleepwalkers This lecture explores new ways of understanding the crisis that brought war to Europe in the summer of 1914; reflects on some of the problems of interpretation that have dogged the debate over the war's origins; and considers the contemporary resonance of a catastrophe that is now nearly a century old. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/sleepwalkers-how-europe-went-to-war-in-1914 Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This…
  • Jane Caplan: Distinguishing Marks The Tattoo

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Jane Caplan: Distinguishing Marks The Tattoo Tattoos are one of the 'distinguishing marks' specified in police descriptions, and long recorded on British passports. They have also often been seen as a form of writing on the body that conveys deeper messages about the bearer's identity, especially for criminals. This lecture will discuss the original debates about the tattoo as a sign of criminal identity among 19th century European police and criminal anthropologists. It will conclude the series with some final reflections on the subjective and objective dimensions of identity and…
 
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  • China reportedly building island big enough for airstrip in South China Sea

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Satellite images purportedly showing Chinese construction of an island in the South China Sea have raised new concerns about the disputed waters, Reuters reports.Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei all also claim the area, and the new construction could derail negotiations between the claimants. Defense publication IHS Jane's said the images show that China has built an island on the Fiery Cross Reef that is nearly two miles long and "large enough to construct a runway and apron," while an attached harbor is "large enough to receive tankers and major surface…
  • A watercolor painted by Adolf Hitler sold for $162,000 at auction

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Paintings by Adolf Hitler regularly appear, but a watercolor of the old city hall in Munich included an original bill of sale, along with a signed letter from the dictator's adjutant, The Associated Press reports.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)Sold by two sisters whose grandfather bought the painting in 1916, the watercolor reportedly went to a buyer from the Middle East, although the director of a Nuremberg auction house that handled the sale did not share more details on the buyer's identity. More
  • Why we gossip, according to science

    By Tom Jacobs
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Did you hear what happened at yesterday's meeting? Can you believe it?If you find those sort of quietly whispered questions about your co-workers irresistible, you're hardly alone. But why are we drawn to gossip?A new study suggests it's because the rumors, innuendo, and hearsay are ultimately all about us — where we rate in the unofficial local hierarchy, and how we might improve our standing."Gossip recipients tend to use positive and negative group information to improve, promote, and protect the self," writes a research team led by Elena Martinescu of the University of Groningen...
  • President Obama speaks to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful.'

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Echoing the calls for peace made by Michael Brown's family, President Barack Obama sent his own message to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, ahead of a grand jury's decision on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager."I think first and foremost, keep protests peaceful," Obama said in an interview with ABC News, which will air on Sunday. "This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust. But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to the rule of law, contrary to who…
  • Colorado approves world's first marijuana credit union

    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Calling banking services "the end of the line" for Colorado's list of hurdles to legitimizing its marijuana industry, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office cheered Wednesday's state issuance of a pot credit-union charter. The world's first financial institution established specifically with weed in mind, the Fourth Corner Credit Union was approved by Colorado's Division of Financial Services, The Denver Post reports.The credit union could open as early as Jan. 1, although it must still obtain insurance from the National Credit Union Administration, and there is no guarantee that organization will…
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    More Intelligent Life

  • MONKEYING AROUND AT SUNRISE

    Anonymous
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Where the Wild Things Are: in the Roof of Africa lives a most atypical monkey. Henry Wismayer rises at dawn to study the second-most political of primates From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The sun is still a smear on the horizon as I hurry to beat the dawn, slaloming through an army of giant lobelia, over grassy tussocks still spongy from last night’s rain. I awoke feeling groggyout in the open, at 15,000 feet, sleep comes fitfullybut the weariness is soon replaced by keen expectation. The creature I’m pursuing is most active in the morning and my reward comes…
  • THE JEWEL IN A ROOM

    Anonymous
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    A Matter of Taste: are pendant lamps a turn-on, or a turn-off? Kassia St Clair sheds light on a new trend From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The lighting buyer at the grand old London homestore Heal’s, aptly named Lucio Longoni, is a happy man. In the past 12 months his sales of pendant lamps, the danglier, more decorative, alternative to the workaday downlight, have doubled. And over the past 18 months sales of the attendant accessories—bulbs and fixtures—have trebled. This is surprising. Pendant lamps are not like their floor and table sisters—you can’t just…
  • ON THE ROAD, AGAIN

    Simon Willis
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Found in Translation: Simon Willis follows Geert Mak's journey through America, which captures a nation in decline ENGLISH TITLE IN AMERICAAUTHOR GEERT MAKORIGINAL LANGUAGE DUTCH TRANSLATOR LIZ WATERS  In 1960 John Steinbeck—with the Nobel prize ahead of him but his best work long behind—went on a road trip with his dog. He drove through America from his home in Sag Harbour, hoping to take the temperature of the country and prove that he wasn’t washed up. The result was a bestseller, “Travels with Charley”, published in 1962. Fifty years later, the Dutch journalist Geert Mak…
  • DREAMING IN ANATOLIA

    Anonymous
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber steps into the mysterious world of the Palme d'Or-winning "Winter Sleep" From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 When you watch a Nuri Bilge Ceylan film, you’re transported to a distant land. In literal terms, that land encompasses the windswept steppes and looming mountains of the Turkish countryside, territory which this writer-director made his own in his hugely acclaimed, hypnotic crime odyssey, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”. It’s a terrain of wild horses and humanoid rock formationsa fantastic setting which…
  • THE STORYSELLERS

    Anonymous
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    The urge to tell stories has been with us for ever—but it still needs looking after. Tim de Lisle reports on three bright ideas that have become powerhouses of literacy and creativity From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 Chapter 1: The Museum of Stories ON A SUMMER’s afternoon, Oxford is looking as it does in the imagination, clad in shades of glowing saffron. Tourists are trickling out of Christ Church, the grandest of all the colleges and even more of a draw since its hall landed the plum role of Hogwarts’ dining room in the Harry Potter films. Some of the tourists…
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Foreign Correspondent Charlie D'Agata about the latest purported beheading of an American by ISIS. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney talks about what Republicans have to do to win the White House. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran. Utah Senator Mike Lee talks about President Obama's expected executive action on immigration and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper weighs in on the return of two Americans imprisoned in North Korea. Missouri Senator Claire…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 11/9

    CBS Radio News
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today, on a special 60th anniversary edition of "Face the Nation", Bob Schieffer speaks to President Obama on a series of issues such as ISIS, immigration and midterm elections. Also on the show, former President George W. Bush discusses his father, former President George H.W. Bush, the Iraq War and the possibility of his brother Jeb running for president in 2016. Bob also discusses the latest headlines with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, David Gergen of Harvard University, and Michele Norris of NPR.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 11/2

    CBS Radio News
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Rand Paul about the Republican party's image issues and his hopes for the upcoming 2016 presidential election. Also on the show, U-S Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power who is just back from Africa where she monitored the humanitarian efforts to stop Ebola from spreading. CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes talk midterm elections and on the panel Bob discusses the latest headlines with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/26

    CBS Radio News
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Charlie Rose speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent John LaPook about the latest case of Ebola in the U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, Representative Mike Rogers and CBS News Producer Erin Lyall discuss the the war on ISIS and the terror at threat home and abroad. Senate battleground race analysis from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonardt of the New York Times Upshot, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/19

    CBS Radio News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Doctor Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the U.S. Response to the threat of Ebola in the country and around the world. Richard Umbdenstock of the American Hospital Association, Jean Ross of National Nurses United and CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent John LaPook also comment on the threat of the virus. Also on the show, Representative Marsha Blackburn and Correspondent Juliana Goldman. Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Susan Glasser of Politico, Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

    Bill Chappell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Citing "great sorrow, great rage" and "great determination," University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she's suspending all the school's fraternities until Jan. 9.
  • Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

    Nurith Aizenman
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Ebola is on the rise in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown.
  • Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    As Nigeria's military continues to battle Boko Haram fighters for control of towns and territory in the turbulent northeast, fearful residents are leaving — or being driven out of town.
  • Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

    editor
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:Norman Lear Looks Back On His Long Life In 'Even This I Get To Experience': Lear, who co-created All In The Family, has written a new memoir at the age of 92.
  • In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

    Emily Harris
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    After a spate of deadly violence in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to speed up home demolitions of attackers as a punishment and deterrent.This week, the family home of Palestinian Abdel Rahman Shaludi was destroyed.
 
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    PCWorld

  • Low cost, high resolution: Prices for 4K displays sink below $500

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.The prices have been falling steadily from $700 or more earlier this year. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice, and small vendors.4K gives a resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels.Dell is selling its 28 Ultra HD P2815Q monitor for $449.99, down from $699.99 when the product started shipping earlier this year. Newegg is selling 28-inch monitors…
  • Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    OK, so the robot apocalypse probably won’t happen any time soon, but the new robot sentries guarding Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus seem like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie.According to ExtremeTech, each of the K5 security guard robots from robotics company Knightscope stands 5 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds, so you probably don’t want to mess with one.The K5 robots don’t come with any weapons onboard—thankfully—but they use a suite of alarms, sirens, and cameras to monitor and patrol the grounds of Microsoft’s campus. If one spots trouble, it’ll…
  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ebooks. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan called the settlement “fair and reasonable.” It requires Apple to pay $400 million to consumers who bought certain books between 2010 and 2012, as well as $50 million in attorneys’ fees. Although the settlement is final, Apple only has to pay that amount if it loses its appeal of a 2013 price-fixing ruling. If the appeal is successful, Apple will pay only $50 million to…
  • Far Cry 4 review: The most thrilling deja vu experience you'll ever play

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    "An eagle!" my soldier yells. "Look out! Help me!" My men, who I've seen stand fast in the face of overwhelming machine gun fire, are scattering because of a dive-bombing bird. The eagle circles overhead, taunting me before swooping down and raking its claws across my arm.Just as I start to recover, an enemy patrol drives by and spots us shooting into the air. They decide to join the party, aiming at us briefly before a rhinoceros slams into their truck and throws them over a cliff.And that's when the mortar fire starts raining down on our heads. Aimed at me? Aimed at my fellow soldiers?
  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.It was critical to get the patch out for Windows Server: An exploit affecting Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions has already been detected, and Windows Server 2012 and later releases are vulnerable to a related but more difficult attack.But the vulnerability isn’t present in the desktop versions of Windows. In Windows Server, the flaw allows attackers to employ the…
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    theGrio

  • Bill Cosby is not victimized by racism but entitled by sexism

    Michael Arceneaux
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    My initial reaction to TV Land’s decision to cut The Cosby Show from its lineup was mostly tied to the notion that Bill Cosby is not being afforded the same luxury as his white counterparts like Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, who continue to see their films aired and celebrated even when we’re given detailed reminders of their sexual allegations. However, when it comes to Bill Cosby, it’s a bit more complicated than my knee-jerk reaction to the cable network’s decision suggests. If you go on social media, you will see tweets like, “Remember..at one time Bill Cosby was about to…
  • Third night of unrest in Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

    By Alex Sanz and Jim Salter, Associated Press
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    FERGUSON, MO. — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. St. Louis County police said large groups of protesters blocked traffic three times in the St. Louis suburb Friday night. That happened twice near the police station and once on West Florissant Avenue, the site of violent protests soon after Brown’s death. A motorist lost control and crashed into a light pole during the unrest on West Florissant.
  • Man wrongfully convicted of murder gets $3.6 million from state

    theGrio
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    Anthony Yarbough was wrongfully convicted in 1992 of murder — and now the state of New York is making amends. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has focused on the rights of the falsely convicted, with 10 men cleared just this year of crimes they didn’t commit. Yarbough was the first to be cleared, and now he is the first to receive compensation. The $3.6 million payment comes as DA Kenneth Thompson is strengthening the Conviction Review Unit as part of his reforms. The five month turnaround is the fastest payment in recent memory, and the District Attorney’s office…
  • Officer smashes young man’s head with baton for cheating subway fare

    theGrio
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    A shocking video shows an NYPD officer beating a young man over the head with his baton at a Brooklyn subway station. The man, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, had “doubled up” with his friend; he went through a turnstile in the same swipe at the friend. Lawson sat down on a nearby bench, and that’s when, according to witness Marielle Anas, the officer started throwing punches. “The kid wasn’t doing anything — that’s why I started recording,” Anas said to the NY Daily News. “If he can’t subdue this kid — he wasn’t even resisting that much!” Anas filmed…
  • 50 Cent under fire for fat shaming in shot at P. Diddy

    theGrio
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rapper 50 Cent is under fire for posting a picture on Instagram poking fun at fellow hip-hop mogul P. Diddy for grinding with an overweight woman. Overlaid on the photograph are the words, “Damn…50’s right. I’m EFFEN Up right now.” The picture takes a shot at P. Diddy, who is the brand ambassador for Cîroc who helped catapult the once-struggling spirit into the second most popular premium vodka in the world. The photograph was supposed to be a promotional bit for a new brand of vodka that 50 Cent is endorsing called EFFEN Vodka. It not so subtly suggested that drinking Cîroc was…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Limelight

    Michael Nordine
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton appeared onscreen together only once: in Limelight, which the Aero is screening on 35mm at 7:30 p.m. Chaplin — who wrote, directed, produced, starred and composed the score — was denied re-entry to the United States after premiering the film in London, having been accused... by Michael Nordine Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton appeared onscreen together only once: in Limelight, which the Aero is screening on 35mm at 7:30 p.m. Chaplin — who wrote, directed, produced, starred and composed the score — was denied re-entry to the United States after…
  • Phosphorescent

    Britt Witt
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon factor when paired with Houck’s bedroom folk/country... by Britt Witt You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon…
  • Panel Discussion on Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

    Siran Babayan
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Curator Brooks Hudson Thomas moderates a panel discussion on the museum’s current exhibit, Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes, with Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O’Brien and Mayer Rus. The 65-year-old, Highland Park-by-way-of-Canada artist (he worked for 25 years as a senior art director at the Walt... by Siran Babayan Curator Brooks Hudson Thomas moderates a panel discussion on the museum’s current exhibit, Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes, with Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O’Brien and Mayer Rus. The 65-year-old, Highland…
  • Arjuna Neuman: Caesium Forest

    Catherine Wagley
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the trailer for Arjuna Neuman’s new film, Caesium Forest, you see a swat team outside a hotel room, then a Christian man in a space that looks like a slapdash club, talking about how grateful he is. Later, there will be an explosion in the hotel room and the... by Catherine Wagley In the trailer for Arjuna Neuman’s new film, Caesium Forest, you see a swat team outside a hotel room, then a Christian man in a space that looks like a slapdash club, talking about how grateful he is. Later, there will be an explosion in the hotel room and the grateful Christian and friends will lose…
  • Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium

    Michael Nordine
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The work of media artist Jesse McLean has been shown at museums and festivals the world over but Los Angeles Filmforum presents her first solo show here in Los Angeles. Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium starts at 7:30 p.m. with McLean in person. Five videos (The Eternal Quarter... by Michael Nordine The work of media artist Jesse McLean has been shown at museums and festivals the world over but Los Angeles Filmforum presents her first solo show here in Los Angeles. Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium starts at 7:30 p.m. with McLean in person.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Executive Order

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Executive Order PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: obama, executive, order, immigration, mcconnell, boener, republican, birpartisanship, well, poison Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Denver Sheriff's Department

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Denver Sheriff's Department PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: denver, sheriff, department, excessive, force, taser, lawsuit, payoff, mistaken, release, public, relations Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Comet Landing

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Comet Landing PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: comet, spacecraft, europe, space, agency, indian, reservation, rosetta, philae, orbit Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Colorado Junior Senators

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Colorado Junior Senators PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: colorado, junior, senator, cory, gardner, far, right, record, moderate, rhetoric Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Hickenlooper Re-elected

    7 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    TITLE: Hickenlooper Re-elected PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 KEYWORDS: hickenlooper, governor, colorado, campaign, re-elected, election, republican, democrat, beauprez, sweep, mid-term Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Limelight

    Michael Nordine
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton appeared onscreen together only once: in Limelight, which the Aero is screening on 35mm at 7:30 p.m. Chaplin — who wrote, directed, produced, starred and composed the score — was denied re-entry to the United States after premiering the film in London, having been accused... by Michael Nordine Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton appeared onscreen together only once: in Limelight, which the Aero is screening on 35mm at 7:30 p.m. Chaplin — who wrote, directed, produced, starred and composed the score — was denied re-entry to the United States after…
  • Phosphorescent

    Britt Witt
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon factor when paired with Houck’s bedroom folk/country... by Britt Witt You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon…
  • Panel Discussion on Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

    Siran Babayan
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Curator Brooks Hudson Thomas moderates a panel discussion on the museum’s current exhibit, Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes, with Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O’Brien and Mayer Rus. The 65-year-old, Highland Park-by-way-of-Canada artist (he worked for 25 years as a senior art director at the Walt... by Siran Babayan Curator Brooks Hudson Thomas moderates a panel discussion on the museum’s current exhibit, Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes, with Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O’Brien and Mayer Rus. The 65-year-old, Highland…
  • Arjuna Neuman: Caesium Forest

    Catherine Wagley
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the trailer for Arjuna Neuman’s new film, Caesium Forest, you see a swat team outside a hotel room, then a Christian man in a space that looks like a slapdash club, talking about how grateful he is. Later, there will be an explosion in the hotel room and the... by Catherine Wagley In the trailer for Arjuna Neuman’s new film, Caesium Forest, you see a swat team outside a hotel room, then a Christian man in a space that looks like a slapdash club, talking about how grateful he is. Later, there will be an explosion in the hotel room and the grateful Christian and friends will lose…
  • Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium

    Michael Nordine
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The work of media artist Jesse McLean has been shown at museums and festivals the world over but Los Angeles Filmforum presents her first solo show here in Los Angeles. Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium starts at 7:30 p.m. with McLean in person. Five videos (The Eternal Quarter... by Michael Nordine The work of media artist Jesse McLean has been shown at museums and festivals the world over but Los Angeles Filmforum presents her first solo show here in Los Angeles. Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium starts at 7:30 p.m. with McLean in person.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Wildfire briefing, November 21, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    FDNY Incident Management Team deploys to Buffalo, NY The New York City Fire Department’s Incident Management Team has deployed to Buffalo, New York to assist in the organization and management of snow removal efforts following this week’s record snowfall. Friday morning at 5:45 the team departed from the Randalls Island Fire Academy after being requested by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and in coordination with the New York City Office of Emergency Management. The FDNY saw the benefits of an IMT when they received help from Type 1 interagency IMTs after the attack…
  • Rescue Me balloon is now on Kickstarter

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    The emergency signaling balloon that we told you about on November 17 is now on Kickstarter. In an emergency the Rescue Me Balloon can be inflated with helium and then flown on a 150-foot monofilament string tether. Below the Coast Guard orange balloon is an LED light that flashes the SOS signal. The company expects the selling price to be about $75, but a $40 pledge (plus shipping) on Kickstarter should get you one if the device begins shipping in April, 2015 as planned. But, nothing is guaranteed on Kickstarter. In our earlier article we mused about how it might be useful for wildland…
  • Focus on SERPPAS

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    While researching a Prescribed Fire Smoke Management Pocket Guide, we found that it was created by the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) and SERPPAS. The CPFC is a pretty straight forward organization with a governing board comprised of the typical mix of government, industry, and NGO representatives. Their mission is also predictable based on the name: …promote the appropriate use of prescribed fire for enhancing public safety, managing resources, and sustaining environment quality. But we had never heard of SERPPAS, which stands for Southeast Regional Partnership for…
  • Wildfire in South Africa

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Fire on #signalhill #181114 #wildfire @945Kfm @CapeTalk567 @vwsfires @ComMedics @CapeTownLive pic.twitter.com/9R1eKEzYk9 — GLOSS photography (@GLOSSphotograph) November 18, 2014 If we find any other information about this fire we’ll post it here. But we were impressed by the above photo. Spare a thought for volunteers heading out to #SignalHill #wildfire. Pic of VWS team from #OuKaapseWeg fire. @945Kfm pic.twitter.com/8deLpxjRNh — VWS Wildfires (@vwsfires) November 18, 2014
  • Aussies use Pyrotron to study bushfires

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Researchers use a “Pyrotron” to study the behavior of bushfires. The equipment appears to be similar to that used at the Missoula Fire Lab, below. Missoula Fire Lab, June 4, 2014. Photo by Bill Gabbert.
 
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • The Rise of ISIS

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • 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.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Scott & White Health Plan Recognized by Texas Diabetes Council as Top in State

    Katherine Voss
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    The Scott & White Health Plan (SWHP) has been recognized for excellence in diabetic care by the Texas Diabetes Council in Austin. SWHP is the only Texas health plan that exceeded national and state standards for diabetes care in six categories. The award is based on SWHP’s performance against standardized Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information […] The post Scott & White Health Plan Recognized by Texas Diabetes Council as Top in State appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock receives recognition for stroke care

    Katherine Voss
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year, Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, a part of Baylor Scott & White, has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. According to the American Heart Association/American […] The post Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock receives recognition for stroke care appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • New Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Begins in Central Texas

    Scott Clark
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    UMHB DPT students will get the opportunity to interact with Baylor Scott & White Health physicians, therapists, and nurses on a daily basis. DPT faculty and Baylor Scott & White faculty will have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects and share ideas and innovations. The program will start on the UMHB campus while the university builds a permanent home for the DPT program on the Baylor Scott & White campus in Temple. The post New Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Begins in Central Texas appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update

    Scott &#38; White Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Megan Ritzi, 18, of Fort Worth is nearing the end of her treatment at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas. The Baylor University student survived an automobile accident in July, which occurred as she and three other students were traveling to a clarinet performance in Louisiana. She was initially transported to Scott & White Memorial […] The post Baylor student, Megan Ritzi condition update appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • When the Rustlers Wear Badges

    firehorse
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    cowardly cops conspire to crap all over cattlekeepers
  • The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed

    Blacklistednews
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Russ Baker's new book, “Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, And What Their Influence Means for America," is about George H. W. Bush’s secret intelligence work with the CIA many years before he became the Agency’s director. Bush Sr. had played a powerful but hidden role in determining the direction of the U.S. government.
  • Five seniors die in Georgia care center after receiving flu shot - report

    malterwitty
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
  • "Me, The People"

    malterwitty
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
  • 30,000 missing emails from IRS' Lerner recovered

    malterwitty
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

    david
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you look at the numbers on intelligence, longevity, congenital ailments and so on, which canine comes out as top data-dog? We visualise the result, in this excerpt from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful rendered by VizSweet. » See the graphic » Check out the data » Order: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones» Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside
  • Information is Beautiful Awards 2014 – The Results Are In

    Tobias
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Last night’s third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated dataviz at its most dazzling. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to a razor-sharp pack of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which our judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to our generous sponsors Kantar, we present the winners. Data Visualization Gold - Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels Silver - Weather Radials Poster by Timm Kekeritz Bronze - The Depth of the Problem by The Washington Post Special mention - The Analytical Tourism Map of Piedmont by Marco…
  • What Powers the Sudden Legalization of Cannabis in the US?

    david
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This week, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. joined Colorado and Washington State on the list of US states to legalize or decriminalize cannabis (marijuana). What powers this sudden and dramatic U-turn in drugs policy? Humanistic sense dawning on the authorities? The artful lobbying of the pro-campaigners? Or are local legislators just smoking some serious green? Well, they’re definitely getting on high on one kind of green… » See our visualisation
  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

    david
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Exciting news! The US edition of our latest, lovely, lush infographic book, Knowledge is Beautiful, is out today. A collection of 196 of our best visualisations and a personal two year labour of love and intricate graphisme. Buy links: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble If you can’t wait, you can also grab an iPad version instantly via Apple iBooks. If you like our work and all things beautiful, please consider buying a copy. It would be a great support. We’re an entirely independent outfit. We’ve no corporate sponsors. No venture capital behind us. We take no advertising. We’re…
  • 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.
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA’s chips

    Guest FrKIA
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn’t going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. While it’s not clear just which parts are under scrutiny, the dispute names a slew of third-party device makers who’d have to stop selling hardware in the US. Most of them are video card designers, such as Biostar and EVGA, but the action would also affect Tegra-based gadgets like…
  • Hands-on with the Ouya destined for store shelves

    Andrew C Bold
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    The Ouya journey, according to founder Julie Uhrman, will never have a firm conclusion. But, we’d say having retail units enter production and shipping to mega stores like Game Stop and Best Buy represents at least the culmination of this particular story arc. With only a few weeks to go before the retail launch, the company brought the final console, controller and packaging to E3 for a press tour. The console itself is unchanged from the version that shipped to Kickstarter backers, except that it wont have contributor names etched on the side. The final tweaks heading into production…
  • Wikipad slated for June 11th US launch at $250, worldwide ‘to follow this summer’

    Guest 7pUP1
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    The 7-inch Android tablet with a game controller cradle — the Wikipad — launches in the United States on June 11th for $250, with a worldwide launch following later this summer. As for the initially announced 10.1-inch variation, that remains unclear — it’s not even mentioned in Wikipad’s press release from today. The same can be said for Gaikai / PlayStation Cloud support, though it’s possible we’ll hear more when Sony’s ready to unveil its streaming plans; Wikipad’s in a weird place in that relationship, having worked with Gaikai on…
  • One year in, here’s what our readers think of the Xbox One

    Guest 4XZWR
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Since the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched in North America last year, our readers have had plenty of time to get to know both systems. Last week, we took a look at what you had to say about the PlayStation 4 one year in. Now, we’re shining a light on what you think of the Xbox One on its first anniversary. What works and what doesn’t? And what still needs improvement? When the Xbox One hit North American shelves a year ago, there was a lot to like about Microsoft’s third video game console. Still, it wasn’t a total slam dunk. In our review, we said that while…
  • Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet

    Guest BQX1E
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Philae’s fate remains unknown as it snoozes underneath a cliff on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in the last few days, its ground crew has released a handful of updates that give us a better idea of what it’s gone through since it left Rosetta for the comet, as well as of its current state. To start with, the team has released a 3D image of the comet’s surface (seen after the break) from two miles above the ground, captured one hour before the intrepid lander was supposed touch down. Philae took the two photos of the original landing site two minutes apart using the…
 
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • PM Hails Former Parliamentarian as ‘A Good Man and a Great Bahamian’

    media
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Slow March to Christ Church Cathedral as Warren J. Laverity is laid to rest on Thursday. Over 300 persons gathered to pay their last respects – shown are the family; and also the Governor General and the Prime Minister and Mrs. Christie. NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Warren J. Levarity was laid to rest on Thursday, November 21. A state funeral was held at Christ Church Cathedral, where over three hundred persons gathered to pay their last respects. In attendance at the funeral were, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, accompanied by the…
  • Dr. Hubert Minnis defeats Butler-Turner 298 to 106 –

    media
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Decisive Victory proves that Dr. Minnis has full backing of FNMs… Dr. Hubert Minnis - Leader of The Opposition Nassau, Bahamas – Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press now confirms that Dr. Hubert Minnis the new gladiator inside the FNM has defeated former Deputy Leader of the Party Loretta Butler –Turner. BP sat on the convention floor watching the delegate cast their ballots and by 4pm even before voting had closed concluded that Dr. Minnis was the winner. Sources tell us even Hubert Ingraham – who told FNMs he is not coming back – threw his support behind Dr. Minnis.
  • Senator Maynard Gibson remarks to Bahamas Financial Services Board Excellence Annual Gala Awards Dinner

    media
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Attorney General Allyson Maynard Nassau, Bahamas – Remarks by Senator, The Hon Z.C. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs at The Bahamas Financial Services Board Excellence Annual Gala Awards Dinner British Colonial Hilton Hotel Governors Ballroom Friday 14th November, 2014: Good evening nominees, and ladies and gentlemen.  I am pleased to be here tonight at your Annual Gala Awards Dinner to bring remarks on behalf of the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  The government of The Bahamas recognizes that the success of The Bahamas is linked to…
  • OAS wants more Bahamian scholarship seekers

    media
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Deputy Chief of Missions and Alternate OAS Representative, The Bahamas Embassy in Washington DC; Juliete E. Mallet Phillip, Partnership Program Coordinator in the DHDEE of the OAS; and Nicole Duncan, Education Specialist in the DHDEE of the OAS. Standing from left are Monique Hinsey, Consultant in the Ministry of Education; Maurene French, Managing Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation; Timyka Davis, Director of Student Leadership and International Relations at the College of The Bahamas; Mikhail Bullard, Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the OAS in Washington DC; Nikki Bethell,…
  • Bahamas China Friendship Association Calls on Youth Minister‏

    media
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bahamas China Friendship Association Calls on Youth Minister‏. The Bahamas China Friendship Association (BCFA) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture at the Ministry’s offices, November 17. They discussed their respective relationship and goals in promoting cultural diversity and education through partnerships that benefit both countries. Pictured are from left: Gena Gibbs, BCFA Public Relations Director; Lloyd Wong, BCFA Trustee and Photographer; Dr. Linda Moxey Brown, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) Director of Culture; Anthony Capron, BCFA…
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Wanted man attempts robbery in Hämeenlinna

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    The man in question had gathered items valued at about 300 euros in total, and had then slipped into a cafe WC, where he transferred the goods into his backpack. Security guards caught up with him after he passed the checkout till, at which point the man resisted the guards.Police who came onto the scene discovered goods such as BluRay films in his backpack, which had been modified to bypass the shop security gates.Police say the man lied about his identity. They then discovered that the 20-year-old had ten previous warrants for his arrest. The man has been taken into police custody.
  • Head-on collision in Siikajoki, several injured

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Firsthand information from the site confirms that several adults have been seriously injured in the crash, according to Oulu police. Fire chief Vesa Iivoinen said earlier on Saturday that six adults were involved in the collision.The accident occurred on Road 86. Emergency Services was informed of the incident at 4.41 pm. Several police patrols and ambulances are at the site, which has been closed off from traffic.Police say that drivers coming from the south may turn towards Road 8 from the village of Paavola, while those coming from the north may continue towards Revonlahti from the…
  • Fire in Vaasa – Family saved, apartment destroyed

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    A two-storey apartment on Verkkokatu in Vaasa was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon. On-duty fire officer Ville Isomöttönen form the Ostrobothnia Fire and Rescue Service said that the situation was very dire. The fire spread quickly, the house had wooden outdoor upholstery and there were six tenants in the house at the time.”The five children and their mother all managed to escape the flames,” Isomöttönen said. “No one was injured.”Officials did not know the cause of the fire on Saturday evening. The apartment in question was burned and rendered uninhabitable, while the…
  • New European Youth Forum chair is Johanna Nyman from Vaasa

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    A Finnish woman has been elected to chair the European Youth Forum (YFJ). She is Johanna Nyman, a student from Vaasa living in Helsinki. She ran uncontested.Nyman has been an active member in the Guides and Scouts from Finland organisation and in Finlands Svenska Skolungdomsförbundet, the Swedish-speaking School Student Union of Finland. Since 2008, she also worked at the division of international politics at Allianssi, the Finnish Youth Cooperation. Nyman studies Environmental Change and Policy at the University of Helsinki.The EYJ chooses a new chair every two years. The Youth Forum…
  • Helsinki opens four artificial ice rinks

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Saturday morning saw the opening four ice rinks for the winter ice skating season in the Helsinki districts of Kontula, Lassila and Kallio (Brahenkenttä) and at the Central Railway StationThe outdoor rink in Oulunkylä has already been open since November 7, and the City of Helsinki Sports Department says that hundreds of ice skaters have already made use of the artificial ice.The rinks in Pukinmäki and Käpylä will open on Saturday, November 29, the Department says. Many artificial ice rinks rent out ice skates if members of the public do not have their own pair.
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Neuroscience Is ruining the Humanities

    thuudung
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    We have shifted our focus from the meaning of ideas to the means by which they’re produced, says Arthur Krystal. Neuroscience is ruining the humanities… more
  • Inimitable Clive James

    thuudung
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Clive James voice: intensely serious yet self-mocking, grave but never solemn, highbrow but never snobby. And always gorgeously inventive… more
  • Secret Life of Passwords

    thuudung
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Our passwords, ourselves. More than an annoyance, they are suffused with pathos, mischief, sometimes even poetry. They are totems of our inner lives… more
  • Invention of Clumsiness

    thuudung
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    The invention of clumsiness. With the advent of photography, artists grew to differ in their depictions of the ungainliness of the human form… more
  • Pavlov’s real quest

    thuudung
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Talk about a lack of science funding: Pavlov had to sell canine gastric juices and grow vegetables to eat. Some colleagues starved to death… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • The Day After a Terrorist Attack

    Samuel Scott
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    JERUSALEM — I was outside of a building in a business complex in the Holy City today, waiting to see someone who I had traveled from Tel Aviv to meet in the context of my work as the Senior Director of Digital Marketing for The Cline Group. As I stood on the sidewalk, I saw a young, Israeli-Arab […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post The Day After a Terrorist Attack appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • Why PR is Still the Best Branding Tool

    Samuel Scott
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    What is a “brand”? To discuss modern branding strategy effectively, we first need to define our terms. The American Marketing Association and Wikipedia define the word as “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers.” It is the trademarked name, logo, and more that […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post Why PR is Still the Best Branding Tool appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for…
  • The Coming Integration of PR and SEO

    Samuel Scott
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    For those who are interested in learning more about the relationship between SEO and PR, a new essay of mine is now live on Moz! Earlier this year, I published a Moz post that aimed to introduce the basic principles of public relations that SEOs and digital marketers, I argued, need to know. (Specifically, the […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! The post The Coming Integration of PR and SEO appeared first on Samuel Scott. [This is a content summary only. Click on the headline for full links, other content, and more!]
  • 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 […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! 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 […] Thanks for subscribing! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+! 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…
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    Bible Prophecy Blog

  • Gog and Magog in Ezekiel vs. Revelation

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Dr. Tony Garland SpiritAndTruth.org Q. We were watching your teaching on Revelation.We did not catch the last episode. I have always wondered why so many preachers and teachers teach that the battle involving Gog and Magog is soon to happen when it says it will happen at the end of the millennial... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Is the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Dr. J. B. Hixson Not By Works Ministries The Apostle Paul visited Thessalonica during his second missionary journey, accompanied by Silas. They spent about three months ministering to the Thessalonians and sharing the Gospel with them during the winter of 50-51 AD. A few months later, while still... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: US Announces Deployment of Extra Troops to Train Iraq Forces

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    The Pentagon says the first of 1,500 extra American troops due to advise and train Iraqi forces will be deployed in the next few weeks...0:56Related Links U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds • Reuters PM Davutoğlu praises new political atmosphere in Iraq • Daily... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Video: Awkward Moment When State Dept Caught Supporting Terror Organization

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    That awkward moment when you get caught supporting a designated terrorist organization...1:43Related Links Hamas-linked CAIR: A Terror Organization • FrontPage Magazine (Robert Spencer) Islam Is Not a Peacful Religion • Pre-Trib Research Center (Thomas Ice) Why did the UAE brand CAIR a terrorist... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
  • Revelation 3:20 and Asking Jesus into Your Heart

    BibleProphecyBlog.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Dr. Charles Bing GraceLife Ministries "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)"I asked Jesus into my heart" is a common way Christians relate their salvation testimony.... Click on the Title to Read the Full Article
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Kitzhaber On Immigration: ‘As Oregonians, We Believe In A Fair Shot For Everyone’

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    By Albany Tribune Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on Immigration, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said in a statement that the President ‘took appropriate action … showing leadership in moving this country’s immigration laws in the right direction.” In the opinion of Kitzhaber, “As Oregonians, we believe in a fair shot for everyone. The President’s message reflects those values of fairness and honors basic human rights.” In the statement, Kitzhaber also took time to address Republican concerns over the President’s…
  • Bonamici Says Obama Immigration Action ‘Meaningful First Step,’ But Limited

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    By Albany Tribune Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) said in a statement  that President Barack Obama’s action on immigration “is a meaningful first step, but it is limited and temporary.” Bonamici said that, “After spending more than a year urging Speaker Boehner to take up the Senate’s bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill, I am pleased that President Obama is taking action to bring millions of aspiring Americans out of the shadows to contribute to our country’s future.” According to Bonamici, “Across NW Oregon constituents talk about the need for…
  • Russia’s Position In The Struggle Against ISIS – Analysis

    JTW
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    By JTW By Hasan Selim Ozertem Changing balances in the Middle East were made more visible after ISIS’s invasion of Mosul on June 12, 2014. Coming to take command of 30,000 militants in such a short period of time, ISIS has transformed from a militia into a full-fledged organization that has come to play the lead role in these shifting balances in the region. Consequently, the issues of Syria and Iraq, which had taken a backseat to developments in Ukraine, were rocketed back to the top of the international agenda. The shock felt after ISIS rapidly gained control over large swathes of…
  • Merkley on Senate Commodities Report: “Extremely Disturbing,” Regulators Must Act

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    By Albany Tribune Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued a statement after the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report and held hearings finding that Wall Street banks have become heavily involved in the ownership and control of physical commodities, raising the potential for market manipulation. The commodities involved touch nearly every consumer and every corner of the American economy, such as oil, natural gas, and aluminum. “This report is extremely disturbing and raises many questions about why financial regulators were not aggressively investigating and…
  • Portland Police Prepare For Demonstrations Related To Ferguson Grand Jury‏ Decision

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    By Albany Tribune The Portland Police Bureau said Friday it would like to make community members aware that following the announcement of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, it anticipates a number of planned and spontaneous free speech and expression demonstrations to be held in Portland, Oregon. These events are anticipated to occur regardless of what the Grand Jury decides in Ferguson. The Portland Police Bureau said it recognizes that there is tremendous historical context, passion, and expectations with this decision. Members of the Portland Police Bureau have been meeting and…
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    Deadline

  • Christopher Walken On Playing Captain Hook In ‘Peter Pan Live!’: “It’s Intimidating”

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    NBC dropped a making-of featurette for their upcoming December 4 musical juggernaut, Peter Pan Live! and for any Christopher Walken fan out there who gets giddy whenever the serious actor hams up and breaks out in song, this is for you.  Talking about his role as Captain Hook, Walken says in his paused cadence, “I dance a little, I sing a little — ya know, that's what I do” while the whole notion of performing a musical on live network TV is “frankly, intimidating.” While…
  • ‘Constantine’ Ratings Rise, ‘Last Man Standing’ Down, ‘Shark Tank’ Up, ‘Blue Bloods’ Even; ABC Wins Night In Demo

    Dominic Patten
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    There were no Hollywood Film Awards or other disruptions to the Big 4 primetime schedule last night. Which meant everything clocked back into its regular Friday pattern with ABC (1.6/5) winning the night among adults 18-49 while CBS took the viewership top spot (9.19 million) on the final Friday of the November sweep. The surprise of the night was actually over on NBC with sometimes flailing freshman Constantine (1.1/4). After taking a big dive last week on a night of…
  • Bill Cosby Defends Silence Amid Sex Scandal: “People Shouldn’t Answer To Innuendos”

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It seems that there are still places in America that still adore Bill Cosby. Amid Cosby's numerous sexual allegations which prompted Netflix to delay the comedian's Thanksgiving Day special and NBC to ax his family comedy pilot, the stand-up received two standing ovations at the beginning and end of his Melbourne, Florida set as well as screams of encouragement from a packed house, CNN reports. Speaking to the sexual allegations at hand, Cosby told a Florida…
  • ‘Mockingjay Part I’ Wings Way To $67.5M After 3-Days: Int’l Box Office Update

    Nancy Tartaglione
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    UPDATE SATURDAY AM PT: With an estimated $55M at the domestic box office on Friday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I fell about 22% shy of Catching Fire's $70.95M first day in 2013. However, the international rollout is providing some serious wind beneath Mockingjay's wings. It's playing on 17,000 screens in 85 overseas markets, including key European and Latin American dates. It won't hit China until 2015, but Asia has not been a massive bullseye for Katniss & Co over…
  • ‘Mockingjay’ Sings High Abroad, But Why Is Katniss Shooting Low At Stateside B.O.?

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    8:50AM: The domestic opening day estimate for Mockingjay  - Part 1 looks to be $55M, the highest opening day of 2014 and the sixth highest single day bow in November. 2009′s Twilight Saga: New Moon owns the month's record at $72.7M. Again, that's a healthy number.  Exhibs should be happy, seeing spillover into concession sales. 2:49AM: Late night industry domestic B.O. estimates for Friday show Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with $55.5M from 4,151 screens…
 
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    Interesting News from Around the World

  • Roger Federer News: Interview with Credit Suisse

    Jeff
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Roger Federer Interview “You gotta have that fighting spirit, that will to win. I was not that super talented 10, 14 or 16, I was talented and I was good. Until 15, 16 I was just a decent junior, I was able to win junior Wimbledon in 98 and from then on it all took off and I believed I could beat top 100 players and everyone was talking you becoming world number 1. My idols to me were so important growing up, to see Becker, Egberg and Sampras. I wanted to be like them, I never thought I would be. Practice to me was so not necessary, I changed my mind by now because I know going to the…
  • iPad Air & iPad Mini Announced by Apple, Replaces iPad 4

    Clive
    26 Oct 2013 | 9:26 am
    iPad Air & iPad Mini Feature Stunning Retina Display & 64-bit Apple-designed A7 Chip Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels…
  • Halloween & the Halloween Spirit

    Sam
    26 Oct 2013 | 7:16 am
    Halloween is getting close & preparations are in full swing for many people. What are the reasons behind the Halloween spirit? Halloween is not far away now. Only weeks before you can dress up in scary Halloween costumes, go trick or treating and celebrate with a Halloween party. But where does all the Halloween tradition come from? Halloween Spirit Halloween is a mixture of traditions from different cultures and religions. The name itself, Halloween, is a modern word playing on the original phrase ‘All Hallow’s Eve’. All Hallow’s Eve marks the end of the Celtic…
  • Prince William and Kate Expecting Their First Baby

    Sam
    3 Dec 2012 | 1:09 pm
    William and Kate are expecting their first baby confirms the Palace. No one knows yet whether it will be a boy or a girl. Whatever the sex of the Royal couples new baby, thanks to a recent change in the rules allowing female first born to become Queen, they will be 3rd in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. Kate was last seen in public last week when visiting her old school near her family home in Berkshire. It is understood that Kate is being looked after in a private hospital after suffering…
  • David Beckham Leaves LA Galaxy on High After MLS Cup Win

    James
    2 Dec 2012 | 8:01 am
    David Beckham guides LA Galaxy to a second successive MLS Cup win in his last game in the MLS. David Beckham wanted to sign off from the MLS in style and he managed it after guiding LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo. LA Galaxy fell behind to a goal by Houstons Calen Carr but equalized when Omar Gonzalez scored from a header. Then came 2 penalties for LA Galaxy, one converted by Landon Donovan and the other by Robbie Keane after he was tripped in the penalty box during overtime. The 3-1 victory saw LA Galaxy win the MLS Cup for the successive seasons and gave David Beckham the send…
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    The Conversation

  • Victorian Election Preview

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The Victorian election will be held in just one week. While I have written about the Victorian election previously, I have yet to do a full preview post. This post includes some material from previous articles. The Victorian lower house elects 88 members representing single member electorates, using the same compulsory preferential voting system that is used for the Federal House of Representatives. At the 2010 State election, the Coalition won the statewide Two Party Preferred (2PP) vote by 51.6-48.4, and won a bare majority of 45 seats to Labor’s 43. During the last term, Liberal Geoff…
  • Family values and deportation don't go together

    Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American Studies at University of Arizona
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    They have family values too Charles Mostoller/Reuters Not so long ago, I sat across the table from Teresa, age 25, in a migrant shelter right across the border from Nogales Arizona, her tired face glimmered through the veil of tears as she described her experience two days before our encounter. Waiting for her husband to arrive from work, a knock had come at the door. There were two officials, one from the school where her children attended. Her husband failed to pick them up. Fearing the worst, she opened the door only to learn with great dismay that he had been picked up at work by…
  • The president's executive order: what difference will it make for immigrants?

    Ben Railton, Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    What difference will President Obama's executive order make for this family? Sandy Huffaker/ReutersEditor’s note: On November 20, President Obama announced a plan - through an executive order - to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation if they meet certain criteria. His move has caused uproar among the Republicans on Capitol Hill and in many state governors' mansions. Here scholars from around the country give their reactions as to the impact the president’s decision will have on policy, politics and the immigrants themselves. Katharine M. Donato, Professor of…
  • It's a sad day when three limp flags are top of the news agenda

    Eric Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Politics at University of Stirling
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Slow news day? PARobert Peston, business editor at BBC news recently declared that his employer is “completely obsessed” by the agenda set by newspapers. The broadcaster, he argued, is constantly taking the content of the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph in particular as an indication of what it should be covering. These papers decide what is newsworthy and which issues warrant inclusion into a tight news schedule. And looking at the coverage given to the unfortunate tweet sent by Labour MP Emily Thornberry in the run up to the Rochester and Strood by-election, it seems he has a point.
  • Third Hunger Games film poses biggest protest threat yet to Thai government

    Rachel Harrison, Reader in Thai Cultural Studies at SOAS, University of London
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    District Thai: A pro-democracy Thai student protests using the salute from the film. Rungroj Yongrit/EPAThailand’s prime minister, General Prayut Chan-ocha, has a problem on his hands. You may be surprised to learn that this problem is in the form of a teen fantasy film – The Hunger Games. Imagine Obama getting his political knickers in a twist about Twilight (no, I’m not making this up). For those unfamiliar with the hugely successful franchise, The Hunger Games is about the plight of an enslaved people who live in outlying districts. They are crushed and controlled by a brutal…
 
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    DataSlam

  • The Man With the TETRIS License Plate

    Ernie Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Reminder, kids: If you invent Tetris, you get to put a Tetris license plate on your Tesla. Also, Alexey Pajitnov is a total badass.
  • You Don't Need Stuff

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    "I slept for many years on a prison floor, and the nights I got a mattress, I was happy. I survived with barely nothing. So I started giving great importance to the small things in life and to the limits of things. If I dedicate myself to having a lot of things, I will have to spend a great part of my life taking care of them. And I won’t have time left to spend it on the things I like—in my case, politics." Outgoing Uruguay president José Mujica, discussing the perks of living extremely light. Mujica, who spent part of his life as a political prisoner, refused to move into the…
  • Putting Normal Users Before Power Users

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    An ex-Googler explains the internal turf war that led to the creation of Inbox, the Gmail replacement that recently went online in beta form. Basically, the Gmail team redesigned the email app to downplay its numerous power-user features. And people who worked at Google hated it. They hated it even more after this bit of passive aggression: In response, the head of the Gmail design team made a presentation entitled “You Are Not the User." If you were not lucky enough to witness the carnage in person you could view its archived version on the internal Google+. The presentation detailed the…
  • This Year's Inescapable Novelty Import

    Ernie Smith
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Take "What Does the Fox Say," combine it with the visual style and goofy dancing of "Gangnam Style," and make it about chickens. The result is Wang Rong's “Chick Chick," which is just starting to make its way to the Western world after a solid run in the Chinese market.
  • Des Moines, Hipster Utopia

    Ernie Smith
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    "In the world of hipsters, is there anything more ironic than coming to live in Des Moines, as opposed to living in Brooklyn?" A Des Moines resident asks the kind of question that only someone from Des Moines would ask.
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  • New Issue Alert: Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Issue 7) Now Available Online

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is the official journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. Editorial and Articles In Issue 7 (November, 2014): Editorial Introduction to Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative by Susan Schreibman Learning the TEI in a Digital Environment by Stella Dee Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Suggestions and Strategies for the Text Encoding Initiative by Sarah L. Pfannenschmidt and Tanya E. Clement Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition by Desmond Schmidt A Design Methodology for Exploring and Communicating System Values…
  • Nominations Now Open For 2015 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    From Stanford University Libraries: For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015. Eligibility for SPIRL includes research, national, or other libraries that support research activities. Awards will be based on a single program or project undertaking and/or a sustained culture of encouraging innovation. The effect of such efforts must have…
  • Research Tools: USDA Now Offers Public Access to VIVO Research Networking Tool/Database

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The VIVO database from the United States Department of Agriculture is now accessible by the public. This resource might also be useful to help identify experts on a variety of agricultural issues. VIVO, a Web application used internally by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public. USDA VIVO will be a “one-stop shop” for Federal agriculture expertise and research outcomes. [Clip] The idea behind USDA VIVO is to link researchers with peers and potential…
  • Chris Bourg Named New Director of MIT Libraries, Will Also Oversee MIT Press

    Gary Price
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    From MIT: Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February. Provost Martin Schmidt announced her appointment today in an email to the MIT community. Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. [Clip] As a senior officer with oversight responsibility for the MIT Press, Bourg will also provide strategic guidance to the Press,…
  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    Gary Price
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    From Science Insider: Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that…
 
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  • DHS OIG — Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

    fulltextreports
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General We have identified major challenges that affect both the Department as a whole, as well as individual components. DHS must continually seek to integrate management operations under an authoritative governing structure capable of […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Defense Logistics: Greater Awareness of Recommendations and Improvements in Data Quality Needed to Resolve Container-Management Challenges. GAO-15-114, November 21. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-114 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667147.pdf 2. Vaccine Injury Compensation: Most Claims Took Multiple Years and Many Were Settled through Negotiation. GAO-15-142, November 21. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-142 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667135.pdfFiled under: business […]
  • Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Retirement Benefit Decisions by City and County Governments Source: Center for State and Local Government Excellence Key findings: Workers who work a full career in their city or county can expect a retirement income of between 45 and 80 percent of their pre-retirement income. Career employees of local governments who participate in Social Security can […]
  • Publication Bias in the Social Sciences: Unlocking the File Drawer

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Publication Bias in the Social Sciences: Unlocking the File Drawer (PDF) Source: Stanford University We study publication bias in the social sciences by analyzing a known population of conducted studies–221 in total–where there is a full accounting of what is published and unpublished. We leverage TESS, an NSF-sponsored program where researchers propose survey-based experiments to […]
  • Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in Electronic Health Records: Phase 2

    fulltextreports
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures in Electronic Health Records: Phase 2 Source: Institute of Medicine Determinants of health—like physical activity levels and living conditions—have traditionally been the concern of public health and have not been linked closely to clinical practice. However, if standardized social and behavioral data can be incorporated into patient electronic […]
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  • Create a selfless selfie: Join the Jump Challenge, donate and put Metro Detroit kids in warm beds

    Karen Dybis
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Everyone remembers jumping on the bed as a kid – that feeling like you may actually take flight with every bounce. Now imagine how different a childhood is without that bed or a home where you can jump. That is why Metro Detroit non-profit organization Humble Design has launched a campaign to make sure every kid it helps has a new, clean bed for playing, sleeping and, of course, jumping. The “Jump Challenge” hopes to raise money to buy beds for the many families it helps through its unique home-furnishing program. “Our biggest challenge with our families is getting enough funding to…
  • Magic Johnson works a holiday miracle for Detroit kids … food, clothing, toys, some time with him

    M Lapham
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Every day, one in three Detroit kids is at risk of going to bed hungry but come this weekend some magic will enter their lives. Second Ebenezer Church On Saturday, November 22 legendary basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s foundation will unite with Feed the Children and corporate partners to lend a hand to 2,000 Detroit-area families with food, essentials, coats and turkeys with all of the trimmings for their holiday meal. Distribution will be at the Second Ebenezer Church at 14601 Dequindre. The Magic Johnson Foundation has already identified families in need with the help of…
  • Detroit will become one of the safest cities

    Cindy Pasky
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Detroit has a plan to become one of the safest cities in America and we have the numbers to prove the city is going in the right direction. As of November 1 violent crime Downtown was down 25%. Many of these are not random acts but instead involve people who know one another. For example, aggravated assault is mostly the result of domestic violence. Of every 13 aggravated assaults, 10 are domestic in nature. The murder rate is declining as well. There have been fewer than 300 homicides in 2014, down from 316 in 2013 and that was a decrease from 2012. Property crime is down 6% so far this year…
  • Chrysler employees give a very warm hand to those in need … 35,000 Mittens for Detroit

    M Lapham
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Michigan winters can be a beast but, fortunately, employees at Chrysler are taking at least some of the bite out the mean season. Chrysler Group employees use their gloved hands to show where their heart is at … MFD There were 35,000 unused mittens and gloves collected in less than four weeks by Chrysler workers.  This record setting number of winter wear was gathered for “Mittens for Detroit” (MFD), a charity that collects gloves and mittens to be distributed to kids and adults who need them in Detroit. “As a Dodge Challenger fan, I was excited to work with the Chrysler family…
  • Detroit grocery stores getting facelifts thanks to Green Grocer Project

    M Lapham
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Sixteen Detroit grocers are revitalizing and restoring their stores to bring the best and freshest food to the city in a pleasing setting. The exterior of the stores will be spruced up with the help of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s Green Grocer Project.  The economic engine for this endeavor is $5.3 million, $500,000 of which has been contributed by the Green Grocer Project. Major updates and fixing ups include, replacing older facades with attractive outer materials, inviting signage and awnings, interesting windows and displays, improved lighting, revamped parking and…
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Kitzhaber On Immigration: ‘As Oregonians, We Believe In A Fair Shot For Everyone’

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    By Albany Tribune Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on Immigration, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said in a statement that the President ‘took appropriate action … showing leadership in moving this country’s immigration laws in the right direction.” In the opinion of Kitzhaber, “As Oregonians, we believe in a fair shot for everyone. The President’s message reflects those values of fairness and honors basic human rights.” In the statement, Kitzhaber also took time to address Republican concerns over the President’s…
  • Bonamici Says Obama Immigration Action ‘Meaningful First Step,’ But Limited

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    By Albany Tribune Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) said in a statement  that President Barack Obama’s action on immigration “is a meaningful first step, but it is limited and temporary.” Bonamici said that, “After spending more than a year urging Speaker Boehner to take up the Senate’s bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill, I am pleased that President Obama is taking action to bring millions of aspiring Americans out of the shadows to contribute to our country’s future.” According to Bonamici, “Across NW Oregon constituents talk about the need for…
  • Russia’s Position In The Struggle Against ISIS – Analysis

    JTW
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    By JTW By Hasan Selim Ozertem Changing balances in the Middle East were made more visible after ISIS’s invasion of Mosul on June 12, 2014. Coming to take command of 30,000 militants in such a short period of time, ISIS has transformed from a militia into a full-fledged organization that has come to play the lead role in these shifting balances in the region. Consequently, the issues of Syria and Iraq, which had taken a backseat to developments in Ukraine, were rocketed back to the top of the international agenda. The shock felt after ISIS rapidly gained control over large swathes of…
  • Merkley on Senate Commodities Report: “Extremely Disturbing,” Regulators Must Act

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    By Albany Tribune Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley issued a statement after the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report and held hearings finding that Wall Street banks have become heavily involved in the ownership and control of physical commodities, raising the potential for market manipulation. The commodities involved touch nearly every consumer and every corner of the American economy, such as oil, natural gas, and aluminum. “This report is extremely disturbing and raises many questions about why financial regulators were not aggressively investigating and…
  • Portland Police Prepare For Demonstrations Related To Ferguson Grand Jury‏ Decision

    Albany Tribune
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    By Albany Tribune The Portland Police Bureau said Friday it would like to make community members aware that following the announcement of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, it anticipates a number of planned and spontaneous free speech and expression demonstrations to be held in Portland, Oregon. These events are anticipated to occur regardless of what the Grand Jury decides in Ferguson. The Portland Police Bureau said it recognizes that there is tremendous historical context, passion, and expectations with this decision. Members of the Portland Police Bureau have been meeting and…
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  • Blackface-Wearin’ White Students: Principal is Like, ‘Oh, They Don’t Mean Anything By It’

    Brainuser1
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    *Talk about being clueless. When a group of teen girls from Sullivan High School ran onto the football field on November 5 for a powder-puff game, school principal Jennifer Schmidt recalls her gut reaction was, “Oh my gosh.” “And then I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one […]
  • EUR Exclusive: T.I. Speaks on Blended Family On ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’ (Watch)

    Qwest7
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
     *T.I. may be an open book to music and reality TV fans, but the multi-platinum rapper opens up about his blended family in an all-new episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” As cameras take viewers inside his Atlanta home, T.I. reveals his experience growing up as part of a blended family where he interacted […]
  • Cosby Finally Speaks on His Situation After Standing Os Friday Night

    EurPublisher
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    *The Bill Cosby saga continues. On the heels of yet another accuser, a woman named Joyce Emmons, who says Cosby slipped a Quaalude into her drink and hours later she was in bed with one of his buddies, the embattled entertainer found himself in front as a very friendly audience Friday night in Melbourne, Florida. […]
  • What?! Gloria Govan Denies ‘Eyes for’ Tamar Braxton’s Hubby, Vincent

    Brainuser1
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    *Gloria Govan is denying rumors that say she is eyeing Vincent Herbert, the husband of reality star/singer, Tamar Braxton. Blog site Bossip.com  jumped on an opportunity to report the rumor that the former “Basketball Wives” star had eyes for the reality TV spouse just as a season that shows marital strife on “Tamar & Vince” unfolded. But Govan […]
  • School Kids Tweet Sarcastic ‘Thanks Michelle’ for Crappy Food (Look)

    EurPublisher
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    *Thanks Michelle! Yep, school kids across the country are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday – with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of not-exactly tasty looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter for a while […]
 
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  • Harvard defeats Yale, wins 8th straight in series

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.
  • Samaje Perine breaks FBS record

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    One week after Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards, Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine eclipsed Gordon's mark with 427 yards Saturday against Kansas.
  • Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Protest groups and the attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the black teen shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, warn that residents are "nervo
  • Ohio State tops Indiana, clinches Big Ten East Division title

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to give Ohio State (No. 6 CFP, No. 7 AP) the lead late in the third quarter and added three late insurance scores to lead the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27 Saturday, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.
  • Ferguson grand jury not meeting over weekend - ABC News

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    A grand jury is not meeting over the weekend and will reconvene on Monday, multiple sources tell ABC News.
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  • Bryant L. Francis Selected Director of Long Beach Airport

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bryant L. Francis Appointed Director of Long Beach Airport City Manager Pat West today named Bryant L. Francis, C.M., an aviation expert with over 18 years of industry experience, as Director of Long Beach Airport (LGB). Mr. Francis’ appointment will be effective January 5, 2015.Read the rest of Bryant L. Francis Selected Director of Long Beach Airport
  • Robert G. Luna to be Sworn In as Chief of Police Saturday

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Deputy Chief Robert Luna to be sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach On Saturday November 22, 2014, Robert G. Luna will be sworn in as the 26th Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach.  Members of the public are invited to attend the free ceremony, which will begin at 12:00 pm in the Long Beach Arena Lobby. The celebration will mark the promotion of a Long Beach Police Department veteran and the City’s first Latino Chief of Police.Read the rest of Robert G. Luna to be Sworn In as Chief of Police Saturday
  • Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Detail Set For Sunday

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths. Additional officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and areas where motorcycle crashes occurred. Officers will look for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. Officers will crack down on those operating regular vehicles and motorcyclists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violations.Read…
  • Retail Theft Operation Nets 72 Arrests

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Police Department, in cooperation with our retail partners, conducted a three-day retail theft operation prior to “Black Friday” and the start of the holiday shopping season, to send a strong message to would-be criminals that retail theft will not be tolerated.Read the rest of Retail Theft Operation Nets 72 Arrests
  • Shakespeare Theatre Plans a Duo of Holiday Classics

    Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Originally a 1938 radio play by Norman Corwin, LBSC’s The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a fully-costumed, staged version of that play, with colorful characters. For the third year in a row, LBSC will present Orson Welles’ classic 1939 radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol. After all, what would Christmas be without the Spirits of Christmas and Scrooge? Mike Austin returns as the old miser, and a strong supporting cast perform all the beloved characters and the live music and sound effects. The performances are webcast live from the stage of the Richard Goad Theatre, and performed…
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  • China upholds Uighur scholar’s separatism conviction

    AP News
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — A court has upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China’s Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity. Ilham Tohti was accused of fomenting unrest in the far western region of Xinjiang during a closed-door trial in September in the regional capital of Urumqi. His supporters have portrayed him as a moderate intent on mediating conflicts between Xinjiang’s native Uighurs and China’s ethnic Han majority. His lawyer, Li…
  • Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

    AP News
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP. TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month. Friday’s dissolution will lead to elections expected on Dec. 14. The vote is widely seen as an attempt by Abe to shore up support for his government after a series of finance-related scandals hit his newly named Cabinet this fall. His ruling Liberal Democratic Party may lose some seats but is likely to retain a solid majority with its coalition partner in the 480-seat lower house. The election…
  • Thailand: Burmese ethnic armed groups ordered to inform junta of meetings

    Saksith Saiyasombut &#38; Siam Voices
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Kachin Independence Army recruits in training. Pic: AP By Mark Inkey | @markinkey Lt-Gen Sathit Pittrat, commander of the Thai Third Regional Army, has directed that Burmese ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) must give advance notice to and seek permission from the army for any meetings they intend to hold in Thailand. The Third Regional Army, based in Pithsanulok, oversees security on the Thai-Burma border. In the future it may also send officers to observe the EAO meetings. A Thai army officer told S.H.A.N. news: “They [the EAOs] would be required to give a written notice [of meetings] and…
  • NSA director: China can damage US power grid

    AP News
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That’s according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of such cyberattacks by U.S. adversaries has been widely known, but never confirmed publicly by the nation’s top cyber official. At a House hearing, Rogers says U.S. adversaries are performing electronic “reconnaissance,” on a regular basis so that they can…
  • China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

    AP News
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have busted a telephone scam ring that tricked Malaysians into wiring them money. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday police arrested 39 people in southern Guangdong province and confiscated ill-gotten and other funds worth more than 60 million yuan ($10 million). It says the ring was led by two Taiwanese men and most of the others were Chinese Malaysians. Citing police, Xinhua says that starting in 2012, the gang operated offices in Guangdong and Hunan provinces and phoned people pretending to be customer service staff from Malaysian…
 
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    Asia Travels

  • Solomon’s Mountain

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    The 3000-year-old city hides some of special treasures of Silk Road, which is situated at the very center of it. We mentioned about it in the last blog. It is the Suleiman mountain, for some the sacred place, for others one of the best places to observe the city, just like the great king of […]
  • 3000 years of History

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Sometimes really huge events can happen in pretty small places. For instance, tiny little Kyrgyzstan hides such significant treasures, that it takes several chapters to talk about them. One of those pearls is the city of Osh. Osh is said to be the most ancient city of Kyrgyzstan. According to the Chinese historical scripts, the […]
  • Caravanserai on Silk Road

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Kyrgyzstan, as a significant part of Silk Road in history, keeps its visitors amazed by the hidden treasures inside. They are not seen right after the one gets out of the airport and go downtown Bishkek. It sometimes takes pretty long and hard journey to be able to see the heritage from centuries back. Tash […]
  • Universal Destinations!

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    I love the places that choose no time of the year! It does not matter which season you visit them, it still feels awesome! There is such “universal” place in Kyrgyzstan as well. It takes only an hour on a car to get to that wonderland, called Ala-Archa. The Ala-Archa Gorge is one of the […]
  • This is destiny…

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Once upon a time, there lived a princess on the tower that almost touched the sky. That majestic tower Burana was not really built to add beauty to the kingdom, but… There are so many legends in Kyrgyz nation about this tower. Just like any other emotional girl, I could not keep tears after listening […]
 
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  • “A New United Nations of Human Rights Countries” – Huffington Post

    mgopin
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
                        My latest article has come up on Huffington Post. Appreaciate your consideration, comments, and critiques! “A New United nations of Human Rights Countries,” Huffington Post The ten most successful nations on earth, in terms of well-known categories of human rights adherence, as well as other quality of life metrics, such as equal pay, women’s equality, the basic freedoms, environmental sustainability, should form a union that will come with very clear and…
  • Absolutes

    mgopin
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
                          Absolutes meet absolutes, On the battlefield of mind. The winner takes the heart, And the heart drives the hands, And the hands do what they will. There is a time on this earth, For questions, And there is a time for answers. The mind is the gateway To the question, And the question is the gateway To knowledge of things, Earthly and divine. But the young mind also craves absolutes. Pity the world that leaves absolutes, To barbarians. To those who believe absolutely in…
  • CRDC’s Work in Afghanistan Featured

    mgopin
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
                         CRDC’s work in Afghanistan is highlighted in this article from Foreign Policy. In line with this approach, over the last few years, the World Organization for Resource Development and Education — a nonprofit, educational organization with which we are both affiliated — co-hosted a series of conferences with the U.S.-based George Mason and Boston Universities on peacebuilding from an Islamic perspective. The conference brought together 200 religious leaders…
  • Self-Trust and Self-Distrust

    mgopin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
                          Trust your feelings = moral intuitionism, Distrust your feelings = cognitive therapy and utilitarianism, When to trust or distrust = the wisdom of painful experience.   (Photo: Vikram Soni)
  • Posting and Writing: Abandoning the Echo Chamber of Despair

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
                        excellent film watch it! please read this piece that I wrote in its spirit. Post by Films For Action.   Recently, I did not post or write for several days due to trips and holidays. It gave me a chance to absorb and receive writing rather than to give. I came to a conclusion that surprised myself. Those of us globally who are trying to change the world for the better with our words (unlike classical journalism which is about reporting harsh realities) must commit to…
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  • Arrest in Murder of Woman Who Led Double Life

    Matt Cantor
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Seven years ago, a western Colorado woman who lived a secret life as an escort went missing; her remains were discovered in 2012. Now, police have finally arrested a man accused of Paige Birgfeld's murder. Authorities say Lester Jones, 63, was a client of Birgfeld, the AP reports. He allegedly...
  • Here's Why We Spill Coffee More Often Than Beer

    Matt Cantor
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Transporting a round of beers from the bar to your table is an achievable task, but you probably wouldn't want to carry three cups of coffee without lids. Scientists at Princeton and NYU are explaining why: When it comes to beer, we have the bubbles to thank, the Smithsonian reports....
  • Her Car Buried in Snow, Mom Writes Letters to Kids

    John Johnson
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Some amazing stories are emerging in the aftermath of Buffalo's freak storm , and this one is right up there: As the Buffalo News recounts, Karen Rossi got stuck in a snowbank while driving home from work at 3am Tuesday. A plow then jammed her further into the snowbank, and the...
  • 7 Celeb Couples You Didn't Know Were Married

    Evann Gastaldo
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Some celebrity couples are so famous they get a couple nickname—anyone remember Bennifer?—but the 14 rounded up by YourTango are so below the radar, you may not even have realized they were married (or practically married). A sampling: Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel: They played doomed lovers in...
  • Your Password Speaks Volumes About You

    John Johnson
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    You know that password you keep using over and over, or some version of it? The one you know you're not supposed to keep using because it's personal but you do anyway because you can remember it? Right, that one. That's the one Ian Urbina is writing about in a...
 
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  • Sukhoi Super Jet inside a Huge Cargo Plane!

    Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Superjet is a new passenger jet being manufactured by the Sukhoi company, the mothership of SU jets. Now it has reached the stage in the design of a passenger machine where yet more tests need to be done, and for those tests they brought it to Moscow. For some reason they decided to bring it inside another plane, one of the biggest cargo planes, an AN-124 Russian, rather than to fly it over by itself – which it can pretty much do already as over 45 of these planes have been shipped to customers around the world. But this particular model is a modified jet, so they decided to transport it by…
  • Declared Dead, 91 year old women wakes up at funeral home (Video)

    Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    An elderly woman who was declared dead, woke up after being stored inside a cold storage unit, doctors in Poland said. The family of the 91-year-old woman said that she spent 11 hours in the cold storage unit after being declared dead. The woman of Ostrow Lubelski, has returned to her family, and is complaining of feeling cold. The incident began when Janina Kolkiewicz was pronounced dead after an examination by local doctors. Dr. Wieslawa Czyz issued a death certificate after making sure that the woman was dead. She was placed in a body bag and stored in a morgue. At some point, employees of…
  • Woman hides $88,000 in cash in her stomach

    Admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    A woman was arrested on charges of smuggling after allegedly hiding thousands of dollars in her stomach, police in Spain said. The National Drug Control Office of the Dominican Republic said that the 40-year-old woman who arrived from Belgium, was arrested at the Punta Cana.  Officers found about $88,000 hidden in her stomach and about $79,000 in her luggage. The suspect of Spain, flew into the country from Brussels. The intelligence unit of the National Drug Control Office was warned about the arrival of the woman and about the cash in her stomach. The cash was divided in 16 bags, and was…
  • Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for taking $6.20 from his bank

    Admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    A man was jailed after he took money from his bank and deposited it into his account so that it does not fall into the red. The man of La Coruna, Spain, went to the bank to withdraw all of his money from the bank.  However, when he reached the teller, he was informed that the transaction has a fee of 5 euros ($6.20), which will leave his account in the red. The client was furious and began screaming. He then wanted to speak to a manager and he demanded answers. When the bank manager came to speak with him the angry customer assaulted him. The customer then decided that the bank should pay…
  • Officials caught buying corpses from grave robbers in China!

    Admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Two officials are under fire for buying stolen corpses from grave robbers in order to keep their jobs. The two officials were in charge of funeral management reform in the Guangdong Province of China. The government has promoted a controversial policy that encourages cremation over burials in order to save the land for agriculture and development.Faced with a quota to meet, and a population who is still resistant to the idea, the officials became sneaky and bought bodies from grave robbers. The two officials were arrested for purchasing more than 20 bodies, which grave robbers stole during…
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  • Bahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Bahraini protestors hold signs calling for a boycott of the parliamentary elections, during a rally in the Shiite village of Diraz, west of Manama on November 21, 2014/AFP MANAMA, Nov 22 – Bahrain went to the polls Saturday for its first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the vote in the tiny Gulf monarchy. The key US ally remains divided nearly four years after security forces in the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom crushed Arab Spring inspired protests led by majority Shiites. Al-Wefaq, the main opposition group, warned on the…
  • Tensions rise ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Michael Brown Sr. (L) and Lesley McSpadden, parents of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last August, arrive at a press conference on November 12, 2014 in Geneva/AFP FERGUSON, Nov 22  – Tensions rose Saturday in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. US President Barack Obama has called for calm, Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency and activated the state National…
  • KDF decimates camp used by Mandera attackers

    MARGARET WAHITO
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Lenku says the camp inside Somalia but near the Kenya border was destroyed using helicopters and jets by KDF with reports of ‘many’ attackers killed/XINHUANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – A camp that was being used by attackers who executed 28 Kenyans travelling in bus on Saturday morning in Mandera has been destroyed by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku says the camp inside Somalia but near the Kenya border was destroyed using helicopters and jets by KDF with reports of ‘many’ attackers killed. Lenku said the operation will continue until all…
  • Kimaiyo orders armed escort for PSVs near Somalia

    OLIVE BURROWS
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Attackers ambushed passengers in a bus and killed 28 of them/XINHUANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Following the killing of 28 on a bus bound for Nairobi in Mandera, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has announced that all Public Service Vehicles plying that route will do so under armed escort. He said a joint security operation had also been mounted with the Kenya Defence Forces and intelligence officers to bring those behind the killings to book despite crossing the border into Somalia. Additional security personnel, he said, would also be deployed to the area to ward off a repeat…
  • Hunt down Mandera killers, Ruto directs

    DPPS
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    “As a country we are going to be firm on security. We must all be cautious and alert so that we identify the few criminal elements amongst us,” said Ruto/DPPSBARINGO, Kenya, Nov 22 – The Government has mobilized all security agencies to hunt down those behind the killing of 28 people in Mandera County Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto has said. The Deputy President said security agencies including intelligence officers and police among other government departments had been ordered to hunt down all those responsible for the killings. “Security personnel are now on…
 
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  • Roadmap to Financial Inclusion

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana The state of financial inclusion in India, measured by any standard, leaves much to be desired. As in 2012, only 35 per cent of Indians older than 15 years had a bank account in a formal financial institution; in developing countries worldwide, the average is 41 per cent (World Bank 2012). Because of the Reserve Bank of India’s drive for financial inclusion, the number of bank accounts increased by about 100 million during 2011–13. today, there are 229 million basic bank accounts. Access to formal financial institutions has improved gradually, but…
  • The Role of Indias Informal Economy

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    India is probably unique in the world in the size and significance of her informal economy. While the concept has been much criticised by academics1,‘informality’ refers to the vital reality of unregistered activity that is not regulated either by the state or necessarily according to its law. It is well understood by the public and thus has sufficient conceptual traction to have needed the attention of planners. In this paper, using the insights of recent research2, I will cover its roles and their implications for policy and planning. Structure and relations First, the informal economy…
  • Woodmere show focuses on contemporary art

    Aswin
    3 Jun 2013 | 2:24 am
    Not so long ago, the Woodmere Art Museum's annual juried exhibition was ruled by landscape and figure paintings and evocative photographs of Manayunk and the Wissahickon. The show was also a sprawling, democratic affair that took up most of the museum. You couldn't help but think that the outside jurors hired by the museum threw up their hands at the sheer volume of submissions and opted to pack the galleries rather than parse the good from the mediocre.Last year's 71st annual exhibition clearly reflected the preferences of its juror, figurative painter and PAFA professor Alex Kanevsky, who…
  • Swiss Footballer expelled for Insulting Tweet

    Aswin
    31 Jul 2012 | 1:59 am
    Swiss player Michel Morganella was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for tweeting a message that the Swiss team said "gravely insulted and violated" the dignity of South Korea once his team's 2-1 defeat daily earlier."As a member of the Swiss Olympic mission he gravely discriminated, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korean soccer team and therefore the South Korean folks," Swiss team chief Gian Gilli told reporters.The 23-year-old is that the second athlete to be expelled by their own team over a racist Twitter comment at the primary Games where social media are an integral a…
  • Phelps chases history in farewell Olympics

    Aswin
    31 Jul 2012 | 1:54 am
    Michael Phelps is chasing a lot of Olympic history in his next 2 events at the London Games. Winning medals within the 200-meter butterfly and a relay would let him get it exhausted an equivalent night.Phelps goes into Tuesday night’s butterfly final with the fourth-fastest time in his signature race. He’ll attempt for the second time to become the primary male swimmer to win an equivalent individual event in 3 straight Olympics.He failed within the four hundred individual medley, and Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima came up in need of an equivalent feat within the one hundred…
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  • Fifteen arrested in Europe-wide raids over computer hijacking (video)

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    Fifteen people have been arrested across Europe, including four in the UK, in connection to the hijacking of computers. The hackers are alleged to have used Remote Access Trojans (RATs) to target users with older operating systems or out-of-date security software to allow them to remotely hijack their computers with an aim of stealing personal information such as bank details. According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), victims are typically infected by being convinced to click on a link purporting to be a picture or video, or disguised as a legitimate file, but is instead an installer for…
  • Two dead and six injured after balcony collapses in Cadogan Square, central London

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Two people have died and six people have been injured after a balcony collapsed in central London. The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to Cadogan Square, Chelsea after a balcony ten metres above the street collapsed. The LAS responded by sending an advanced paramedic, three ambulances, the harardous response team, and a London air ambulance to the scene. Eight people were treated at the scene, with two men later dying from their injuries. Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands said on Twitter that the two men who died are believed to be removal men attempting to carry a sofa out of the…
  • Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded for eight hours after power failure

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were stranded for eight hours overnight in the darkness after a power failure in the Channel Tunnel. The problem with the overhead power lines at Lille in northern France left 700 passengers on the 18:01 from London to Paris and 600 passengers on the 18:04 from London to Brussels Eurostar trains stranded in darkness for up to nine hours overnight. The passengers travelling to Paris Gare du Nord arrived at 3:30, while those travelling to Brussels finally arrived at 06:00 after diesel engines were used to tow the trains. Six other trains were also delayed.
  • Reckless wins Rochester by-election to become second UKIP MP

    Descrier Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    UKIP’s Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election to become UKIP’s second Westminster member of parliament. The former Tory MP took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than his Conservative replacement Kelly Tolhurst, and 10,154 more than Labour’s Naushabah Khan. The Liberal Democrats continued their recent run of very poor performance, with candidate Geoff Juby winning just 349 votes, which was less the one per cent of the total vote, and the party’s lowest total vote in a by-election. Soon after his victory was announced, Reckless travelled to London to take be…
  • Sweden: Court rejects arrest warrant appeal of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

    Descrier Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    The Stockholm court has upheld an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The Svea Court of Appeal refused Assange’s appeal against the 2010 warrant for his alleged involvement in a case of sexual assault in Stockholm. Assange, 43, denies the allegations, but has refused to return to Sweden to face the charges in court as he says he fears that he may be extradited to the US for his involvement in the leak of classified US government docuemnts by Chelsea Manning. In order to avoid extradition to Sweden, Assange has remained within the walls of the Ecuadorean embassy in…
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  •  Improve a new you with the Nose Surgery

    Anna Taylor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    We all know that face is the most important part of a person’s identity. It has long been felt to be the characterization of an individual’s soul. It is the main as well as most noticeable part of the body. The nose is the most significant section of the face it cannot be hidden by glasses, makeup, hairstyles or any other facial feature. Misshapenness of the nose give climb to specific assumptions: The misshapenness of the nose can offer a climb to specific assumption as well as having an effect on the manner you are understood. For instance, there is an extensively held certainty that a…
  • Modern Day Slavery: Ogun youths’ shocking tales of treatment by foreign firm

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    The expression of frustration and anguish was what wroth the faces of over 100 youths, who recently stormed the Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, in Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, Ogun State, to protest their alleged enslavement by their employers, mainly foreigners. The youths between the ages of 20 and 30, said they came to seek the help of the media over their plights, lamenting that several of their colleagues have lost their limbs and lives, while operating heavy duty machines, at their work places, mostly construction sites. According to them, they have become victims of explosion…
  • Mike Aremu: Factors that define my kind of music

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Nigeria’s most recognized and celebrated Jazz artiste, Mike Aremu who has performed alongside top jazz artistes across the world is set to take the centre stage of the music world with his ‘Sax Appeal’ concert holding on Sunday. Speaking about his concert (the fourth edition), the renowned saxophonist took the time out to speak about music and bemoan the inability of most musicians of today to play musical instruments. Hear him: BY IYABO AINA What are you working on presently? I am presently planning the fourth edition of my musical concert “Sax Appeal” which is slated for November…
  • Emmnuel Adebayor accuses mum of using ‘juju’ (black magic) against him

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Tottenham Hotspur Emmanuel Adebayor is on a warpath his family after accusing him of neglecting them. The Togo captain is alleged to have ejected his mother madam Alice Adebayor from the US$ 1.5million he bought for the family. It is reported that the former Arsenal man split with his relatives because they were doing rituals against him. “For the past six years Adebayor has rejected his mother and his immediate family whilst doing charity outside on the premise that our mother is a witch,” Adebayor’s cousin Margaret told Accra-based Peace FM. “We have been thinking of his future as a…
  • NIGERIA – Agric Sector attracts N800bn private investments

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Federal Government has said that it attracted $5.6 billion (about N896 billion) private sector investments into the agricultural sector from 2012 to current year. Akinwumi Adesina Akinwumi Adesina Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the opening of Agra Innovate Nigeria Exhibition co-organised by Informa and Afrocet in Lagos. Adesina said that agriculture can no longer be viewed as a development activity in Nigeria but a business, with a goal to enable a private sector led agricultural renaissance where Nigerian agribusiness…
 
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  • Data Drives Better Decisions

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Data has gained prominence as a vital building block for making sound policy. IMF Director of Statistics, Louis Marc Ducharme talks about how the IMF is helping make data more widely available to policy makers.
  • Income Inequality can lead to Economic Instability

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When the richest 85 people hold the combined wealth of 3.5 Billion poor people, economist Jose Antonio Ocampo explains that Income inequality can shift from a human rights issue to a marker of potentially dangerous economic instability.
  • Stop Squeezing Workers, and Step Up Investment, says ILO

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Labor market flexibility is considered by many to be essential to an efficient market economy. But a top-level official of the ILO says there’s been an excessive focus on worker flexibility. Off the back of an IMF/World Bank seminar, she explained how economic growth can be nurtured to benefit all.
  • Uganda-Capacity Building for Growth

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As Uganda’s economy continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways of managing large development projects. The country’s finance minister says the objectives of each program must be clear, for capacity building to be effective. Minister Kiwanuka participated in a Capacity Building seminar earlier this month–watch the webcast.
  • Arvind Subramanian, on Boosting India's Private Sector

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Private investment is down in India, partly due to the lack of coal and electricity. Interviewed in late August, before his appointment as the country's new chief economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian says removing those bottlenecks will be key to increasing growth.
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  • WORKS MINISTER FRANCIS AWESA REFERRED TO POLICE PROSECUTOR

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Works and Implementation Minister, Francis Awesa, has been referred by the Ombudsmen Commission to the Public Prosecutor, yesterday (Friday, 21-11-14.).This is for alleged breaches under the Leadership Code.Mr Awesa also the member for Imbongu was investigated by the Ombudsmen Commission for allegations of misconduct in office.The O-C say this arises from his failure to uphold his duties and responsibilities of office as required under Section 27 of the Constitution and the Organic Law on Duties and Responsibilities of Leadership.They didn't specify the allegations made against Mr Awesa,…
  • JUFFA : WISE DECISION VITAL FOR PNG's FUTURE

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Papua New Guinea must make decisions based on free fundamental principles, to preserve and conserve its vast natural resources.Northern Governor, Gary Juffa said, the decisions made today will determine the future of the country's children.Juffa expressed this, citing foreign influx as a threat to P-N-G's environment and natural resources.He said, the country has the largest landmass in the Pacific Region, making up about one-fifth of the World's surface area and has every right to make responsible decisions.Juffa further urges Pacific Island nations, to join hands in enacting laws that can…
  • Pato shares PNG perspective with G20 Ministers

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    SPEAKING at the recent Dinner for Foreign Ministers of G20 Nations, Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister,. Rimbink Pato, presented the nation’s perspective on a number global economic engagement issues affecting Pacific Island States.As part of his intervention, he proposed a more effective means for communication and the sharing of information between G20 states and developing nations.The Foreign Minister Pato attended the G20 Foreign Ministers’ dinner at the invitation of Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop .“In discussion with Foreign Minister counterparts, I elaborated on…
  • Youth Healthy Lifestyle Advocate, Author, and Medical Expert to Visit Papua New Guinea

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    As part of its Women’s Empowerment Speaker Series, the U.S. Embassy will host Dr. Jeri Dyson, an American medical professional who advocates for teens and young adults to raise their awareness on issues of self-esteem, reproductive health, emotional and physical violence, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Dyson will visit Papua New Guinea November 22 - 29, 2014.Dr. Dyson will meet with a variety of youth audiences, civil society members, and health professionals to share her experience and knowledge helping to help teens and young adults lead successful lives.Dr. Dyson is an adolescent medicine physician…
  • Australian Scholarships Awardees set for study

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    More than 150 of Papua New Guinea’s future leaders have completed preparations for an opportunity of a lifetime undertaking a scholarship for study in Australia in 2015.The 154 Australia Awards recipients, of whom 85 were women and 69 men, gathered from across PNG for pre-departure briefings in Port Moresby this week.Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Ms Deborah Stokes said an Australia Award represented the culmination of many years of effort, sacrifice and commitment.“Education brings tremendous opportunities.  It opens up the range of choices we have. It is transformative,”…
 
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  • Does Ukraine’s Reform Plan Measure Up?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The reform plan of Ukraine’s coalition government-in-the-making has received mixed reviews from a team of Ukraine experts affiliated with the policy discussion website VoxUkraine.  According to the analysis: We assign PASS to 3 sections out of 17, and CONDITIONAL PASS to 6 sections out of 17. We find that the draft does not have a coherent ideology and that many sections advocate Soviet style command economy approach to reforms, while only few sections address the structural causes of the problems in Ukraine. The good news is that the team rates three of 17 sections as excellent, six as…
  • Book Release Day

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun, is now officially released. Those of you who pre-ordered a copy should have it on your Kinde. The rest of you can get your electronic copy delivered right away from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, or Inktera. If you prefer the trade paperback edition—real books look much better on shelves, don’t they?—you can get a copy right now from Amazon.OG Image: Middle East
  • China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I have never heard a Chinese leader declare that his country would be fully democratic by 2050,” said Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday evening as he toasted Xi Jinping. “I have never heard a Chinese leader commit so explicitly to a rule-based international order founded on the principle that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves.” And Abbott said this: “I thank you, Mr. President, for this historic, historic statement, which I hope will echo right around the world.” What prompted the effusive compliment? Earlier in the day, Xi had…
  • The Kurds Rise From the Ashes of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Syria no longer exists. The tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad governs parts of what’s left of it. The psychopathic Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controls another large swath. Small scraps of territory are ruled by sundry other militias which, more likely than not, will eventually be absorbed by Assad or ISIS. Up north the Kurds have carved out a proto state of their own which they call Rojava. It is being violently squeezed by ISIS from the south, and it’s jammed up against the wall of the Turkish border to the north. It is split into three besieged non-contiguous cantons, the…
  • China and Japan: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country and China had agreed to establish a “maritime communication mechanism.” The announcement came the day after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands at a symbolically powerful public event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing and then met for about 25 minutes. On the proceeding Friday, China and Japan announced a vague four-point plan that looked like a roadmap to improve ties. Most analysts see a gradual warming in relations between the two nations. Given political distress in…
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    Pars Herald

  • New 3D Prosthetics Set to Change Lives

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    A new technique for creating purpose-built prosthetic hands for amputees has emerged from a British company using 3D scanning and printing. Open Bionics claim to be the pioneers of the technique which, it is hoped, will offer child amputees the chance at leading a relatively normal life. The Process Initially a tablet is used to scan the amputated limb, the details are then fed into a programme which commands the 3D printer. This process takes nothing more than a matter of days from start to finish. The most significant aspect of the technological breakthrough is the cost involved. The price…
  • UK Pensions in the USA Don’t Work, the Only Way is QROPS

    Ali Shahsavandi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Living in America but having a UK-based pension scheme will be extremely problematic should you wish to retire stateside. Even by living in the States currently – whether as an expat or US national – you are required to report all assets and income to the IRS, and if you fail to declare a UK pension within your report, the penalties can be huge. Dealing with the IRS The only way to deal with this for the majority is by looking into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme. In America, there are currently 15 schemes on the HMRC list, but only one of these – the Fidelity 401k –…
  • UAE & the Tax Free Lifestyle… Are You Sure?

    Saeed Maleki
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    One of the main attractions for expatriates moving to the bright lights of Dubai or Abu Dhabi is the promise of a tax-free income. The truth is that while salaries are very much exempt from tax, money is consumed in a variety of alternative ways to pretty much leave many in exactly the same position they would be (financially not geographically) if they remained at home, only a bit hotter. According to research published by multi-national institution Friends Provident, a range of higher living costs consume the tax savings for many, leaving expats to wonder where it all went. Interestingly,…
  • David Cameron Predicts Next Crash

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has declared that the world stands on the brink of a second economic crisis just over six years after the last global meltdown. Cameron, in closing the G20 World Summit in Australia – a summit which had no shortage of issues, particularly surrounding Russia and Putin – announced that he has seen the “red warning lights” amongst so much international uncertainty and instability. Emerging markets have seen growth grind to a halt, and while the UK can boast the fastest growing economy of the G7 countries, Cameron sees the country as being equally…
  • FIFA Report is ‘Erroneous’ According to Investigator

    Farid Shojaei
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    FIFA today made public an amount of the report into corruption surrounding the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup events. Less than four hours later, the man who carried out the investigations has publicly declared the report to be “materially incomplete” and has “erroneous representations” surrounding the facts and the conclusions. The statement from Michael Garcia, the lawyer who compiled the 42-page document, is yet another bizarre and damaging moment in the recent history of football’s governing body. Amusement There was widespread amusement that the English FA…
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    Market Oasis

  • SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

    kevinanchi
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As Assistant Administrator of SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the country. I see the impact of their businesses and… …read more Read more here: SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day      The post SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014 – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $10 million in grants through two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to improve access to health care for rural Americans across the nation. …read more Read more here: On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments      The post On National Rural Health Day, Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities,…
  • #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday Night

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    November 29th is Small Business Saturday – a day circled on the calendar of savvy entrepreneurs across America. Small businesses are… …read more Read more here: #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday Night      The post #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday Night appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time, it’s… …read more Read more here: 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market      The post 3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

    kevinanchi
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)… …read more Read more here: Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist      The post Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • Long suffering legal immigrants need to sue Obama Administration for reparations

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    EditorialMuch like the fairy story that is so-called "global warming" and the other myth-accepted-as-fact that Obama Care will lower health insurance premiums for everyone, the other media-hyped flight of fancy is that America...
  • Obama gets an A+ for timing

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    EditorialSay what you will about the Kenyan-born lady-hating Socialist interloper - he's arrogant, imperious, sycophantophile, a rank amateur, etc, etc, ad nauseum. One thing every conservative has to admit is that Obama has a great sense of...
  • Many Latinos solidly against amnesty for illegal aliens

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Despite what many mainstream media outlets paint as a Latino monolith, there is a very sizable percentage of Americans of Latino heritage that stand against the prevailing attitude in more than a few newsrooms, especially when it comes to amnesty...
  • The unkindest cut of all: The Russian solution for dealing with terrorism

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    EditorialAnother American has been decapitated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The Obama Administration continues to respond with four minutes worth of flight deck activity aboard our multi-gazillion dollar Carrier Task Forces in the...
  • NJ college teaches women to make faces as defense against rape

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The world of academia and lawmaking have certainly come up with some rather unique ways for women to with the crime of rape, ranging from vomiting on the attacker to telling the rapist it's that particular time of...
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    International Relations Online

  • World Toilet Day: How to Get Involved

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

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

  • Las Vegas Web Design Agency

    reysol
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    LAS VEGAS WEB DESIGN AGENCY Our digital agency specializes in many professions, one of them being web design. With more then 15 years of experience we have helped many local businesses, big corporations, and organizations in Los Angeles by upgrading their website, or creating one from scratch for them. And now thanks to digital real estate we can offer the same services to those in the Las Vegas area!       Using many web design platforms such as WordPress, Magento, and Joomla. The way we run things at Vivid Candi is simple. First we start by arranging a meeting where we discuss the…
  • What is SEO

    reysol
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    WHAT IS SEO? Search Engine Optimization         What this does for you is makes it easier for other people to find you online, popping up at the top of search engine results. All of this goes by relevancy, and you’re domain authority. Relevancy is measured by how relevant you’re content is to the keyword searched. Domain Authority is the authority you’re site possess, this can all be measured with the quality of links you have pointing back to you’re site, or how authoritative you’re brand is. Search Engine Optimization is a vital part of a businesses…
  • Top Digital Agency

    reysol
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    TOP DIGITAL AGENCY With our extensive expertise on a number of subjects like web development, graphic design, digital marketing, SEO, and Social Media Management our full service digital agency never fails to please a client. Whether the client needs a professional website created from scratch, or to be portrayed on social media as the client wants to, our agency is the one to go to!      As an award winning digital agency our main objective is to never stop improving. Meaning we always try our best to stay ahead of the curb whether it be on any new web developing programs that came out,…
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing Agency in Las Vegas

    reysol
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AGENCY IN LAS VEGAS For those who seek professional digital marketing, and social media management services in Las Vegas, you are in luck!          We are Vivid Candi, a full service digital agency originally headquartered in Malibu California. Over the years we have been helping businesses, organizations, and individuals grow, and stabilize their brand, both making them active on social media, and creating content for their site, making them relevant to the search engines. Our agency noticed, that across the country there are many more businesses…
  • Dallas Digital Agency

    reysol
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    DALLAS DIGITAL AGENCY Part of our mission is to make our services available for businesses and organizations in all major cities across the U.S, Dallas Texas is one of them!      We now offer professional services like Web Development. Basically we can develop you’re website from scratch if you do not already have one, an if you do, but you need some improvements made, than we can customize it using CSS Code, making you’re website more responsive, fast, and simple to use, so you’re site an have a good user experience rate. But it doesn’t stop there!      Since we…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Google rolls out Contributor, a subscription service to remove ads from sites

    Anna Domanska
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Currently the site is available through a waiting list and is invite-only in the U.S. Google Inc. announced an initiative Thursday thatoffers ad-free web browsing to users interested in paying a monthly subscription fee. The crowdfunding tool called Contributor asks users to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 to view the pages. Essentially it’s kind of a subscription service for online publications allowing people to pay to remove ads from participating websites. “When you visit a participating website, part of your contribution goes to the creators of that site,” Google said at…
  • Amazon pledges to long-term renewable energy on its cloud platform

    Christy Gren
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    Being world’s largest cloud computing company, Amazon promises customers less carbon footprints and reduced environmental waste. Amazon has pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage vowing to run its data centers completely on renewable energy, after being criticised by Greenpeace for being stuck in a dirty energy past. Major tech companies are making an extensive environmental pledge to use renewable energy, considering the large number of data centers and machines they use and the amount of energy needed to keep them running. Amazon now follows others like Apple, Google and…
  • Marketers of sugary drinks still aggressively target U.S. children, report finds

    Carrie Ann
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Yale researchers said that beverage companies still continued to reach out to teens and children’s through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as mobile apps Even though Beverage companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have pledged to advertise less to children, they still continued to remain a key target for marketers through various other means such as product placement and social media, according to a report released on Wednesday. The study, conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University and the Robert Wood Johnson…
  • Chinese app developers can now offer paid Android apps via Google Play store

    Anna Domanska
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Android developers in China can monetize from their apps, but they will be required to use third-party app stores, or an overseas-registered Google developer account. Google Inc. has announced merchant support for Chinese developers, meaning they can now offer free or paid apps for Android users in over 130 countries via its Google Play store. They however cannot earn any money in China, as the Play Store is unavailable in the country. Nonetheless, this is a small step towards giving Chinese app developers much more exposure to the hundreds of millions of Android devices on the planet and a…
  • WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

    Carrie Ann
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    WhatsApp, the Facebook owned massively popular messaging app is now encrypting text messages by Android users, boosting efforts by technology companies to shield consumers from hackers and government spies. The change is the result of a partnership with Open Whisper Systems to use TextSecure protocol so messages can’t be deciphered when stored or traveling between devices. “WhatsApp deserves enormous praise for devoting considerable time and effort to this project,” Open Whisper Systems said in a blog post. “Even though we’re still at the beginning of the rollout, we believe this…
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  • Soiree Beaujolais 2014 in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    This year's celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau will happen on Thursday (of course), November 20, 2014 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel. Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines—Le Club, the gala starts at six in the evening. Last year's event recreated the moments of Parisian street scenes with couture, music, food and, of course, wine. On Thursday, it will tell the story of France's dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20's up to today.
  • Is the Philippines Ready for CIPURSE™ and the OSPT™ Alliance

    Raffy Pekson II
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is all about providing the standards, guidelines and specifications to help the transit fare collection community move towards the next generation of secure, cost-effective, and flexible fare collection solutions based on an open standard. As part of its mission, it developed the CIPURSE open standard for secure fare collection systems. It is a not-for-profit and vendor-neutral industry alliance supported by members from five continents covering the whole transport value chain and beyond.
  • San Miguel Corporation to Bid for World’s 6th Biggest Cookie Maker – United Bisuits

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

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

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

    Sabari Selvan
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Now a days, any mention of malware and Macs in the same setting generally conjures up images of WireLurker. It was notable as a new family of malware specifically targeting iOS devices via USB and is able to penetrate the iPhone's strict software controls. WireLurker has been in action in China for the past six months, first infecting Macs by inserting Trojan software through repackaged OS X apps, then moving on to iOS devices. The firm claims that it is the first to automate generation of malicious iOS apps by implementing a binary file replacement attack.Security experts at Palo Alto…
  • Cape May-Lewes Ferry Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

    Sabari Selvan
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has confirmed its payment data systems were infiltrated by hackers who took payment card data on certain systems at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s terminals and vessels. Delaware River and Bay Authority(DRBA) that operates the Cape May – Lewes Ferry learned of a possible data breach on July 30 - The same day Jimmy John's learned of the data breach.The organization with the help of third-party cyber forensic experts has determined that its card processing systems relating to food, beverage , and retail sales only were compromised.Credit and Debit card data of…
  • 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…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Anthony Joshua Vs Michael Sprott Fight Breakdown & Prediction

    BaylorIC Worldwide
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
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    BaylorIC Worldwide
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
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    BaylorIC Worldwide
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Jason Bourke talks to BaylorIC TV about his new film “Music For Mandela” which was shot in South Africa and what inspired him to create a movie about Nelson Mandela. http://www.bayloricworldwide.com http://www.musicformandela.com/ “Music for Mandela” explores the role music played in the remarkable life of one of the world’s most important icons. The effects of this relationship continue to ripple through the poorest South African townships as well as the world stage. The Cast in full: EDDIE DANIELS AHMED KATHRADA BAMBATHA MANDELA T.E. MOKWELE STEVE GORDON SIVIWE…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

    Gordon G. Chang
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I have never heard a Chinese leader declare that his country would be fully democratic by 2050,” said Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, on Monday evening as he toasted Xi Jinping. “I have never heard a Chinese leader commit so explicitly to a rule-based international order founded on the principle that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves.” And Abbott said this: “I thank you, Mr. President, for this historic, historic statement, which I hope will echo right around the world.” What prompted the effusive compliment? Earlier in the day, Xi had…
  • China and Japan: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

    Gordon G. Chang
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country and China had agreed to establish a “maritime communication mechanism.” The announcement came the day after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands at a symbolically powerful public event on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing and then met for about 25 minutes. On the proceeding Friday, China and Japan announced a vague four-point plan that looked like a roadmap to improve ties. Most analysts see a gradual warming in relations between the two nations. Given political distress in…
  • Railway Wars in the Himalayas

    Gordon G. Chang
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    On October 31st, China’s official Xinhua News Agency announced that the National Development and Reform Commission had approved a new rail line running from Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, east to Nyingchi. Toward its eastern end, the line will come close to India’s state of Arunachal Pradesh. Beijing claims most of Arunachal as its own, calling it “South Tibet.” Therefore, the Lhasa-Nyingchi section, part of the Sichuan-Tibet railway, is bound to heighten concern in New Delhi. Beijing has been expending substantial sums for more than a decade on transportation…
  • Countering the Threat of North Korean Warheads

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On Friday, General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of UN and US forces in Korea, told reporters that he believes Pyongyang has developed the “capability” to miniaturize a nuclear device. The regime, he said during a Pentagon press briefing, also has the “technology” to deliver that device by ballistic missile. The general did not claim North Korea had actually mounted a warhead on a missile or that it had in fact tested the combination, but of course it is only a matter of time before it does so. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the North likes to call itself, has claimed…
  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    On Monday, GreatFire.org, an Internet monitoring group, charged that China launched “a malicious attack on Apple in an effort to gain access to usernames and passwords and consequently all data stored on iCloud.” The “man-in-the-middle” attack, which deceived users into logging onto a Chinese government-controlled website instead of Apple’s, was directly traceable to China’s central government. “We know that the attack point is the Chinese Internet backbone and that it is nationwide, which would lead us to be 100 percent sure that this is again the work of the Chinese…
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Book Release Day

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun, is now officially released. Those of you who pre-ordered a copy should have it on your Kinde. The rest of you can get your electronic copy delivered right away from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, or Inktera. If you prefer the trade paperback edition—real books look much better on shelves, don’t they?—you can get a copy right now from Amazon.OG Image: Middle East
  • The Kurds Rise From the Ashes of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Syria no longer exists. The tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad governs parts of what’s left of it. The psychopathic Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) controls another large swath. Small scraps of territory are ruled by sundry other militias which, more likely than not, will eventually be absorbed by Assad or ISIS. Up north the Kurds have carved out a proto state of their own which they call Rojava. It is being violently squeezed by ISIS from the south, and it’s jammed up against the wall of the Turkish border to the north. It is split into three besieged non-contiguous cantons, the…
  • Russian Provocations Increase Against NATO

    Michael J. Totten
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Russia is provoking Poland on purpose to see how NATO will respond. From Popular Mechanics: NATO and allied jets have scrambled more than 100 times this year in response to Russian military sorties. This activity is growing more dramatic. Within the last week, NATO intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft. "These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," the alliance said in a statement. When the planes at Łask jump into action, it's called a Quick Reaction Alert, or QRA. Lt. Col. Ireneusz "Palm" Nowak, the base commander at Łask, says…
  • New Book Release – TOWER OF THE SUN

    Michael J. Totten
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    My new book, Tower of the Sun: Stories from the Middle East and North Africa, will be released on November 20. You can pre-order the Kindle version right now for only 7.99 and it will be automatically delivered to you the morning of the release date. Here’s the description from the back of the book. Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten’s gripping first-person narratives from the war zones, police states, and revolutionary capitals of the Middle East and North Africa paint a vivid picture of peoples and nations at war with themselves, each other, and—sometimes—with the rest of the…
  • Eight Ways to Thrill

    Michael J. Totten
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    My first novel, Taken, is included in a thriller box set for a limited time from Storybundle. When you buy a box set from Storybundle you pay what you want. You can even choose how much money goes to the authors and how much goes to Storybundle. As long as you pay at least twelve dollars, you get all eight books. That’s a buck and a half apiece.  Eight thrillers for twelve dollars? That’s a great deal even if you only read a couple of them. The box set is only available for a couple of weeks. Before November is out it will vanish from the shelves, never to be seen again. So if you want…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Kremlin Returns to Soviet Practice of Stripping Citizenship

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

  • Does Ukraine’s Reform Plan Measure Up?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The reform plan of Ukraine’s coalition government-in-the-making has received mixed reviews from a team of Ukraine experts affiliated with the policy discussion website VoxUkraine.  According to the analysis: We assign PASS to 3 sections out of 17, and CONDITIONAL PASS to 6 sections out of 17. We find that the draft does not have a coherent ideology and that many sections advocate Soviet style command economy approach to reforms, while only few sections address the structural causes of the problems in Ukraine. The good news is that the team rates three of 17 sections as excellent, six as…
  • Kiev Cuts Subsidies to Separatist-Controlled Enclaves

    Alexander J. Motyl
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Even as Putin’s proxies in the Donbas enclave are preparing a major assault on the Ukrainian army, they are also evidently panicking. And all thanks to the Ukrainian government’s recent wise decision to stop funding enclave political institutions and providing pensions and other social benefits to enclave residents. All of sudden, the Russia-sponsored separatists appear to understand that the territory they control will soon become ungovernable. Here’s the evidence. On November 12th, the press center of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) issued a statement supposedly…
  • Ukraine’s Real and Unreal Elections

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Ukraine recently witnessed one real election and one pseudo-election, but both may be turning points in the country’s history. The real election, to the Rada (Ukraine’s Parliament in Kyiv), took place on October 26th; the pseudo-election, in the Donbas enclave occupied by Russia and its proxies, took place on November 2nd. The former was fair and free and, as a referendum on popular attitudes, produced a clear victory for pro-Western, pro-democratic, and pro-Ukrainian parties. The latter was a staged event overseen by thugs with guns that, unsurprisingly, produced a clear victory for the…
  • Is Russia Artificial?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Most people would unthinkingly answer: of course not! Just look at all the Russians inside and outside Russia. Just look at the Russian state. They’re real, aren’t they? They’re organic. How could one possibly suggest Russia might be artificial? If you subscribe to these views, take a deep breath and hold on to your seat. The fact is that the Russian state is completely artificial, while the Russian nation is completely fragmented. Both are historically contingent. They’re as real—or unreal—as any non-Russian nation or state or as any recently constructed post-colonial state.
  • Ukraine's Commitment to Values Ensures Its Independence

    Alexander J. Motyl
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    At the moment, Russia has lots of hard power and very little soft power, while Ukraine has lots of soft power and little hard power. Russia’s determination to exclude soft power will ultimately be suicidal. In contrast, Ukraine’s future is bright, but only if it manages to hold on to its soft power while building up its reserves of hard power. Power is generally understood as the capacity to induce others to do your bidding. The central components of hard power—armies and economies—either coerce others to bow to your will (by force or the threat of economic sanctions) or encourage…
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
  • England 28-9 Samoa

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    England secure their first win of the autumn as they see off Samoa 28-9 with a solid, if unspectacular, performance.
  • Bahrain holds disputed election

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
  • Man charged over assault rifle find

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    A man is to appear in court charged with having a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, after police recovered an assault rifle in west Belfast.
  • Wales 16-34 New Zealand

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
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    Front Page Buzz

  • These Before And After Pictures Are Exactly Why You Don’t Take Meth

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    ... The post These Before And After Pictures Are Exactly Why You Don’t Take Meth appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Meth dealer that’s really named Walter White gets 12 years in prison Meth Is A Terrible Drug And These Mugshots Taken Over 3 Years Prove It This Is Why You Don’t Buy Drugs on Twitter in Canada
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    ... The post Leticia Farr: 5 Pictures You Need To See appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Leticia Farr Is All Sparkly and Really Hot Ashley Alexiss On Twitter: 3 Pictures You Need To See Song Of The Day: The Band Perry – “Done”
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    ... The post Ana Cheri Looks Great In Sweats, Valeria Orsini Stunning In White, Jessica Camella In High Heels appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Hot Chick Weekend Spotlight: Valeria Orsini Valeria Orsini Knows How To Take A Selfie On Instagram Jessica Jones Know How To Use Twitter
  • School Lunches Suck Thanks To Michelle Obama

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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    ... The post School Lunches Suck Thanks To Michelle Obama appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: 40 Elementary Students Have Their Lunches Taken Away By A School Wanna Get Laid On The First Date? Try These 15 Tips Michelle Obama is releasing a rap album?
 
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  • In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    What good is a digital assistant if she can’t tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That’s a question asked by Microsoft at any rate. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsMicrosoft’s new Skype ad sings the praises of the MacBookSiri, an autistic boy’s best friendUnlike Siri, Cortana […] The post In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent appeared first on Read breaking naija news & all top stories in nigeria.
  • Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks: Network-computing revived

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Adobe Photoshop Streaming runs on a Google server instead of your PC. Remember Sun Microsystems’ motto “the network is the computer”? CNET’s Stephen Shankland takes a look. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsEnter the Nexus DragonLenovo quarterly profit climbs with boost in PC market shareSamsung mimics Amazon’s Mayday, tests […] The post Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks: Network-computing revived appeared first on Read breaking naija news & all top stories in nigeria.
  • Isco proved his versatility against Eibar - Ancelotti

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The Italian was delighted with the Spain international’s performance in a deeper role in what was Los Blancos’ 14th successive win in all competitions …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsAncelotti: Neither Ronaldo nor Madrid in peak conditionAncelotti sends out Barcelona warning ahead of El ClasicoMadrid were scared of losing […] The post Isco proved his versatility against Eibar - Ancelotti appeared first on Read breaking naija news & all top stories in nigeria.
  • Reus injury frustrates Klopp

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The German attacker went down with another ankle injury during Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with Paderborn. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsPaderborn 2-2 Borussia Dortmund: Reus injured as BVB collapseKlopp: Dortmund can cope without ReusReus tears ankle ligaments againGundogan’s back, Reus’ ankle – Dortmund’s horrific injury woes continueTEAM NEWS: […] The post Reus injury frustrates Klopp appeared first on Read breaking naija news & all top stories in nigeria.
  • LIVE: Lazio v Juventus

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    With Roma having beaten Atalanta to move level on points with the Bianconeri at the top of Serie A, Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be desperate for victory in the Italian capital …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA More Top Stories from 1Push Naija NewsLIVE: Atalanta v RomaLIVE: Genoa vs JuventusAllegri against video replays in Serie AJuventus […] The post LIVE: Lazio v Juventus appeared first on Read breaking naija news & all top stories in nigeria.
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  • Barcelona vs Sevilla 22 Nov 2014

    Farhat Naz
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    Barcelona takes on Sevilla today in the Spanish Primeria Liga. This is a Spanish Primeria Liga event on 22nd November 2014 starting at 20:00 CET. The broadcasters for the game appear around 30 minutes prior to the starting of the live event. Fans of the Football can watch a live online stream of this match using one of the links to first class official stream broadcasters. Watch Barcelona vs Sevilla Live at Bet365 Possible line-ups: Barcelona: Mascherano, Pique, Busquets, Rakitic, Xavi – Suarez, Messi, Bravo – Dani Alves, Messi, Sevilla: Carrico, Beto-Coke, Tremoulinas- Krychowiak,…
  • The Real Madrid vs Eibar 22 Nov 2014

    Owais ghori
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    The Real Madrid will travel to the Basque Country to measure forces with the newly promoted Eibar at Estadio Municiple de Ipurua for round twelve of the Liga BBVA. On what will certainly be a difficult test for Los Blancos, if we consider that the hosts have only lost once at home this season and tend to be twice as dangerous when playing at home in front of their devoted supporters. Real Madrid’s upcoming match will definitely be a difficult one. The pitch is smaller than the majority of the other La Liga’s stadiums and the usual rough weather condition might conditionate Los Blanco’s…
  • Boca Junior vs River Plate 20 November 2014

    Farhat Naz
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    River Plate vs Boca betting tips on 20th of November 2014, one of the most popular derby game in the world as Boca Junior takes on fierce rival River Plate in the first leg of Copa Sudamericana Semi-finals, this game will be a death ending match inside a jam packed stadium without a doubt. Boca Junior had not beaten River Plate at home for seven matches, likewise the host had rested players as they drew 1-1 at Arsenal Sarandi, being the first leg at home, the host will try not to concede an away goal. On the other hand River Plate still top of the Argentine Primera by one point over Racing…
  • Lebron James In Last Final Second Turnover Dooms Cleveland

    mahvish
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Cleveland: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the Spurs at Quicken Loans Arena on 19th of November 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Manu Ginobili missed his 2nd shot, giving the Cavs a chance to win or tie down 92-90. Anderson Varejao snagged the rebound and very quickly handed the ball off to LeBron James, who started running up the court with 8.4 seconds left. James # 23, who had plenty of time to get to the basket, was very quickly pressured by Manu Ginobili. James trickled the ball behind his back but lost control as…
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 19 November 2014

    Owais ghori
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Houston to play the Rockets on 19th of November 2014 starting at 9:35 PM. Let’s have a look at the recent games in Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets series to see if we can identify any National Basketball Association sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in the game. Previous match scores of Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Date Home Team Score Away Team Score Home Line Total 28-10-2014 Los Angeles 90 Houston 108 7.0 207.0 08-04-2014 Los Angeles 130 Houston 145 9.5 19-02-2014 Los Angeles 108 Houston 134 8.5 215.5 08-01-2014…
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  • Kim Kardashian Won’t Be An Authoritative Mother, She Will Support Nolly’s Decisions

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    AirVibez.net AirVibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Well Kim Kardashian’s ideology of life is different. It seems like she is not going to be an authoritative mother who will pre-map out her children’s lives before they are born. There would be some kind of indulgence in her family, and besides Kim, Kanye is a cool guy who wants nothing but people living their free choice lives. Kim Kardashian would have no problem if daughter North West decide to follow in her mom’s super-sexy modeling footsteps! During an interview with Australian…
  • Beyonce Ring Off Lyrics

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    AirVibez.net AirVibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Check out Beyonce Ring Off Lyrics [Verse 1] Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights When you sit and you think about Father Or how you tried to be the perfect wife [Pre-Hook] You used to dress and fix your hair Then you smiled through your tears In the mirror you would stare And say a prayer Like, “I wish he said I’m beautiful I wish it didn’t hurt at all I don’t know how I got here I was once the one who had his heart” [Hook] Until you had enough then you took…
  • NEW MUSIC: Beyonce – Ring Off

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    AirVibez.net AirVibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Not only did “7/11” surface in full, but Beyonce Ring Off  also hit the Internet just in time for the weekend. Both songs will be featured on the Platinum Edition of Beyonce self-titled album, due out next week. Stream and Download Beyonce Ring Off below NEW MUSIC: Beyonce – Ring Off Hyceinth HoodBoss
  • Akon Talks Nigerian Pop Music, New Solar Project In An Interview With Okay Africa

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    AirVibez.net AirVibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment Singer and producer Akon talks about Nigerian pop music and his new “Solar Project” in Africa in an interview with Okay Africa. Akon Talks Nigerian Pop Music, New Solar Project In An Interview With Okay Africa Hyceinth HoodBoss
  • Nigerian Pastor Drowns Trying To Walk On Water Like Jesus

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    AirVibez.net AirVibez.net - World News, Business, Music, Technology, Gossip and Entertainment A Nigerian pastor on the West Coast of Africa attempted to become the second man to make this impossible feat  of walking on water a reality, but it just cost him his life. Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ. He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabon’s beach in the capital city of Libreville. Referencing Matthew 14:22-33, Kabele said that he received a revelation which told him that with…
 
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  • WATCH: Footlocker commercial series features hilarious combo of Pacman, D Rose, Tim Duncan & more [VIDEO]

    Christopher Peterson
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Nothing could make Manny Pacquiao more excited than the Week of Greatness being back at Foot Locker. Well, maybe one thing. Involving one other person (Floyd Mayweather) agreeing to something.  Something that everyone wants. Maybe something like that. The video series features four separate videos. Be sure to let the playlist run to watch them all.
  • SMELL A RAT? MSNBC hires Obama White House boss as new Vice President

    Mindy Astoria
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    MSNBC announced Friday that Rachel Racusen, currently a top White House communications director, will join the liberal network as vice president of communications. “I’m thrilled to add Rachel to our senior team,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a press release. “She has great experience, she’s creative, strategic and passionate about our brand. She’ll be a tremendous asset to the network.” Racusen will work as the network’s chief spokeswoman responsible for setting the communications and media strategy. The change comes after a series of reports on MSNBC’s…
  • ALL WAS BELIEVED LOST: Now Lois Lerner’s 30,000 emails are found

    Christopher Peterson
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Originally appeared in the Washington Examiner. Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system. “They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these…
  • Mafia hitman confesses to killing Kennedy

    Mindy Astoria
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:32 am
    Mafia hit man James Files says in interviews first aired nationally on Newsmax TV Thursday night that he worked along with major mob figures and fired the shot that killed Kennedy from the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Saturday, Nov. 22 marks the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination and Newsmax TV marked the occasion by airing the provocative premiere of the blockbuster documentary “I Killed JFK”, featuring never-before-seen footage of Kennedy’s confessed killer. The documentary, produced by Hollywood’s Barry Katz, presents…
  • WATCH: ‘The Age of Adaline’ starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford [TRAILER]

    Jessica Kanter
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    In The Age of Adaline Blake Lively plays the title character, who is rendered ageless after a car accident.  She soon meets Harrison Ford’s character, who becomes convinced he knew her years ago. In the trailer, Adaline has a romantic encounter in a cab with a stranger who might put an end to her immortality. Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew and Michiel Huisman co-star in director Lee Toland Krieger’s latest drama. Lionsgate releases the film April 24, 2015.
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  • Top 5 most Beautiful and Sexiest Youngest Indian Actresses

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

    Eva
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Comedian and television personality, Kathy Griffin, 54, will take the place of late ‘Joan Rivers’ on E!’s fashion talk show ‘Fashion Police,’ According to reports. Griffin will be joining the show’s co-hosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and Melissa Rivers on the prog. Fashion Police will not air weekly, but rather for awards shows and certain […]
  • Yahoo! replaces Google as default search engine on Firefox browser

    Coteam
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Starting in December Yahoo will replace Google as the default search engine for Firefox on a five-year deal, following a near-end decade-long partnership with Google. Firefox users in the United States will be automatically directed to Yahoo! for search results — while China and Russia will be directed to Baidu and Yandex respectively, after the […]
  • Nigeria’s Super Eagles crashes out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

    Princeton
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Africa defending champion Nigeria has failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nation after a 2-2 draw with South Africa at Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday, and will not be defending its title in Equatorial Guinea next year. South Africa striker Toketo Rantie hit the back of the net in the […]
  • Chris Hemsworth named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People Magazine

    Sylvia
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, 31, best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Studios films “Thor”, has been named the sexiest man alive by People magazine. Hemsworth took over the title from the lead vocalist for Maroon 5 “Adam Levine”, who was named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ last year. “I think you’ve bought […]
  • Speaker of the House of Rep., Aminu Tambuwal suspends presidential bid

    Coteam
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal announces Tuesday that he has choose not to carry on with the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He’s now to contest for Sokoto Governorship. Tambuwal said; “Having consulted widely, taking into consideration the concerns of some elders of the party, I […]
 
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  • New Money: Why Republicans Need Net Neutrality

    Jack O'Brien
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Of late, I’ve been drawing political inspiration from one of the greatest books of the twentieth century, of all-time really; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The story that struck an inner truth upon... The post New Money: Why Republicans Need Net Neutrality appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Excelsior in 2018: Future New York

    Jack O'Brien
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
      He’s going to win.   Incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; the tall, lethargic leader of the old-guard liberal constituency from New York City, will easily win out over Republican candidate Rob Astorino... The post Excelsior in 2018: Future New York appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman?

    Michael Vasiliou
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    For months, Afghanistan has been plagued by an electoral stalemate, with the results of its 3rd ever presidential election disputed by its two candidates. Ashraf Ghani has long been viewed as the winner by... The post Abdullah Abdullah: Sore Loser or True Statesman? appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Better Come Out Swinging: America vs. the NFL

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

    Michael Vasiliou
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last night, President Obama delivered remarks on how he plans to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Obama has taken slow steps towards addressing the developing crisis, while announcing last... The post Obama’s ISIL Strategy: An Overview appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • Nepal-India border to be sealed during Modi visit

    IANS
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Kathmandu: Some parts of the Nepal-India border will be sealed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, an official said here Saturday. Three adjoining districts of Nepal along the Nepal-India border will be  sealed, said Bal Krishna Pantha, chief district officer of Rupandhei district. Rupandhei, Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu will be sealed and no movement of vehicles will be allowed during the visit, said Pantha. Modi is planning to visit Lumbini Nov 28, a day after the 18th Saarc Summit ends. Security officials from both sides have…
  • India-Bangladesh collaboration can save Sunderbans: Experts

    IANS
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Kolkat: India and Bangladesh must collaborate to facilitate and maintain a flow of fresh water round the year to save the Sunderbans mangrove ecosystem, scientists said here Saturday. Sunderbans is the world’s largest mangrove forest and home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger. More than two-thirds of the forest lies in Bangladesh and the rest in West Bengal. “We need a definite bilateral collaboration to save this joint ecosystem. The two countries should collaborate to maintain round the year flow of a sustainable supply of fresh water to maintain the Sunderbans…
  • British hostage appears in new IS video

    PTI
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    London: British journalist John Cantlie, being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has appeared in a new video in which he claims the US failed to rescue him and fellow hostages in July. The nine-minute film, the seventh in a series titled ‘Lend Me Your Ears’, shows the freelance photojournalist behind a desk and apparently reading from a script, following the pattern of most of the previous videos featuring him. Speaking from behind a desk and dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Cantlie, who has previously explained that he is speaking under duress, blames…
  • ‘Modi’s efforts for good foreign relations paying off’

    PTI
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Mathura: Efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have cordial relations with the maximum number of countries are paying dividend and it is evident from US President Barack Obama’s acceptance of the invitation to grace India’s Republic Day function, former diplomat V B Soni said here today. Referring to Obama’s acceptance of Modi’s invitation to grace the Republic Day function as chief guest, Soni said, “It is a proof that the efforts of the Prime Minister to have cordial relations with maximum countries is paying dividend.” Though relations with a few…
  • Nisha Biswal to visit India to lay ground work for Obama trip

    PTI
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    Washington: A top Indian-American diplomat would travel to India next week to lay the ground work for the historic visit of US President Barack Obama in January who would be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. “Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to New Delhi, India, for internal consultations and bilateral meetings,” the State Department said yesterday. The State Department’s decision came after White House announced that “at the invitation of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, the President will travel…
 
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  • Top 10 Most Overrated Bands

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Here are ten of the most overrated bands of all time. Many of them were successful many decades ago. But as time passes by, they’re getting old and are losing their fame and appeal.   10. Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk band that was founded in 1983. In their music they combine the styles of funk with punk rock as well as psychedelic rock. For over 30 years this band stayed true to their terse formula. This formula for success sometimes worked for them, while at other times it grew boring for their critics and fans alike. Surprisingly enough, their…
  • Top Ten Mysterious Natural Phenomena

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Although humans have made great strides in unearthing the laws that govern this universe we live in, there are certain areas of our experience that remain unexplained or mysterious. The following represent the most baffling ten of these mysterious phenomena.   10. Crop Circles Crop circles are organized harmonic forms that mysteriously appear all across the world, the result of an energy interacting with the physical world – in this instance it is plants. This energy is comprised of light, sound and magnetism. To date, crop circles have been seen in just under 30  countries,…
  • Top 10 Most Awesome Female Artists Ever

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Here is a list of the ten most awesome female artists ever. They’ve left a large impact on the musical industry with their work, the talents, and their legacy. All artists are living and are active in the 21st century.   10. Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell is Canadian born musician, singer songwriter as well as painter. Many of her songs, such as “Urge for Going”, “Big Yellow Taxi”, and “Chelsea Morning”, were covered by some of the most notable folk singers. She has also influenced musicians of various genres with her music and the Rolling Stones…
  • Top 10 Bizarre Sleep Disorders

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Sleep disorders, such as snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are very common and not unusual. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. Unfortunately not unusually does not mean that they are not bizarre. Here are 10 bizarre sleep disorders that I am sure you never heard of until now.   10. Sleep Apnea We start off the list on a serious note. Sleep apnea is a condition that increases the risk of a stroke. Experts say that loud snoring or waking up because of being tired, even though you had a long…
  • Top 10 Freaky Old Wives Tales

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    There are lots of wives tales and some of them will completely freak you out just because they are totally spooky. I can remember my mom sometimes telling me spooky wives tales around Halloween time. Do you? Ever wondered why some people might jump on you if you open up the umbrella inside? That’s just one of the many wives tales but maybe not as scary as these 10 Freaky Wives Tales That Might Make You Think Twice.   10. Mirrors People have found mirrors to be very fascinating for thousands of years. It is due to this fascination that there’s a lot of old wives tales that involve…
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  • Male minors are suspects in Carlos Abraham shooting

    Patrick Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Hilberto Romero Friday, November 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police in Belize City have narrowed their list of suspects in the shooting of 46 year old Carlos “Zimbab” Abraham to two male minors in custody, and expect to crack the case very soon. Abraham was shot three times in the neck and arm on Thursday morning while in “enemy territory” talking to a relative on Lakeview Street at its junction with Banak Street. His condition has been stabilized, but the tension in Belize City has not. At a briefing today at the Queen Street Police Station to update on the progress of…
  • Traffic charges for Lord’s Bank resident

    Patrick Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Stephen Davies Friday, November 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: BDF officer Ozaine Augustine was knocked down on the Philip Goldson Highway last Tuesday and today charges were read to 33 year old Stephen Davies, a resident of Lord’s Bank, before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Davies is accused of negligent wounding, using a motor vehicle not covered by third party risk insurance, driving a motor vehicle without being the holder of a Belize driver’s license and driving without due care and attention. Davies initially pleaded guilty to the charges but after he explained to the court that…
  • Four men charged for robbery of teenager

    Patrick Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Joshua Smith Alexander Turcius Leon Quince Marquis Coc Friday, November 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Four young men who allegedly stole $27 from a 13 year old boy were denied bail and remanded into custody when they appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith and were arraigned on a charge of robbery. They are Joshua Smith, Alexander Turcios, Leon Quince and Marquis Coc. They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the offence has become prevalent, that the complainant is a minor and that the defendants might interfere with…
  • Two charged for A&R deposit robbery

    Patrick Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Damian Leslie Norman Tillett Friday, November 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Damian Leslie and Norman Tillett are charged with the robbery of over $4,000 from an employee of A&R Store, located at mile 1 on Phillip Goldson Highway. They appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith and not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the offence has become prevalent, that the prosecution has a strong case and that if granted bail the defendants might interfere with witnesses. Chief Magistrate Smith upheld the objection and she remanded Leslie…
  • Big fine for City resident on marijuana charges

    Patrick Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Casey Reynolds Friday, November 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Thirty year old Casey Reynolds, a resident of 8344 Riverside Street, was fined $10,000 today by the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking for 229 grams of cannabis. Reynolds was ordered to pay $5,000 forthwith and the balance by December 31, 2014. If he defaults on payment he will serve 3 years in jail. Reynolds was unable to pay the $5,000 so he was taken to prison. Reynolds was also charged with possession of 2 grams of cannabis and possession of a pipe adopted for smoking controlled…
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  • Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night 2014

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    In case you missed it, here are images of the great Guy Fawkes Night, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night in the UK. It commemorates the day when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords — upper house (Senate) of the Parliament of Great Britain. Every November 5th, the British unite lighting bonfires and watching extravagant firework displays, celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life.     The post Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night 2014 appeared first on Papa Of The…
  • Video: Experience Being a Woman Walking in NYC

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    This fantastic video shows Shoshana B. Roberts walking through the streets of New York City while Rob Bliss walks in front of her, secretly recording.  In the midst of 10 hours, Shoshana received over 100 different forms of verbal harassment in addition to winks and whistles. The video is meant to call attention to the verbal sexual harassment occurring in public places. Hollaback partnered with Rob Bliss to create the video and help power the movement to end street harassment.  Hollaback aims to better understand street harassment and develop strategies to make our streets a more…
  • Sea Monster Lagarfljotsormur Caught On Video

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Back in 2012, Icelandic farmer Hjortur Kjerulf, filmed what is believed to be the great mythical sea monster: Lagarfljotsormur — a large worm like creature whose legend dates back to 1345. Kjerulf said: “I began to wonder what I was seeing and whether it was related to the Lagarfljot worm. I thought it would be wise to take some pictures of this thing because it looked so real… It reminded me of a swimming crocodile or even some kind of monster. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the worm… There is absolutely no foul play on my behalf in this case. I did not…
  • Latino Swing Voters To Obama: “NUNCA MAS”?

    Stewart Lawrence
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    By Stewart Lawrence. Article adapted from his forthcoming book: MAÑANA: Barack Obama and the Politics of Ethnic Co-Optation. Are Latinos planning to vote in the midterm elections two weeks from now? Belatedly, and ever more desperately, top administration officials from the President down are urging Latinos to show up, even after Obama went back on his word last month and “postponed” a planned executive order to legalize untold millions of undocumented immigrants, most of them Latino. Of course, it’s not the first time Obama has reneged on a solemn promise of support to…
  • 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…
 
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  • Time To Entertain with International Friendly Soccer

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

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

    Mostofa Zaman
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Vladimir Putin The Russian President, the fund is to foment terrorism in America and around the world to strengthen the relationship between the various nations of the Divide. Coast of the Black Sea city of Sochi. International Center hosted an open discussion Valdai he said in a speech on Friday. Putin said the US and its old weapons pay money to terrorists against Syria and the Syrian government’s in different countries, send the tenant. And the army has become virtually terrorist groups ISIL now with huge power. Putin said ISIL attain a high level of professional and effective…
  • The Movie Happy New Year Breaks All First Day Record

    Mostofa Zaman
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    The first day in the history of Hindi film directed by Farah Khan and act as Shah Rukh Khan is now the highest grossing movie of the new movie Happy New Year. Happy New Year movie was released on October 4. Halls release day was the presence of the observer percent. International Business Times of India says, on Friday morning show when the movie has seen a lot houseful signboard. The first day, according to Box Office Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 broke records Happy New Year. GTA III is now released in 2013 to most income upto Hindi movies of all time. He was the first day that this film…
  • Fight Preview for Tomoki Kameda And Alejandro Hernandez

    Mostofa Zaman
    1 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    The fight between Tomoki Kameda and Alejandro Hernandez will starts on 1st Nov. 2014. The world championship will come tonight. Two boxer will face Bantamweight division for Kameda’s WBO title. mandatory challenger Alejandro Hernandez and WBO bantamweight champion Kameda. The whole boxing reports has covered ESPN.com. Boxing Fedaration has decided, the vanue (Chicago) of this fight. Kameda is the best boxer in Japan. He is also known as future rising fighter. Hernandez is going to be big underdog. He is a very honest boxer but not as Kameda. World boxing fan’s are invited to get…
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  • Apple is worth more than the entire Russian stock market

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Having sold the Apple corporation one would have enough money to buy the entire Russian stock market and still have enough change left to buy each Russian citizen an iPhone 6 Plus. «Economic Pravda» reported that such calculations were done by Bloomberg referencing the current stock value of public companies on the market. It turned out that the Russian...
  • Lat 24 hours: 62 armed attacks by militants, 7 Ukrainian soldiers have died, 10 are wounded

    Olga Whiting
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    There were 62 armed attacks on the Ukrainian ATO Forces and 3 battles in the last 24 hours. Reports the press office of the Anti Terrorist Operation. They also confirm that 7 Ukrainian soldiers have lost their lives and 10 were transferred to medical institutions with wounds of various degrees. They are being given professional...
  • 5 vehicles with the «Cargo 200″ went to Russia from the Luhansk region

    Olga Whiting
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    «Cargo 200″ (dead — ed.) left for Russia from the Luhansk region yesterday. Reported the spokesman of the Informational Analytical Centre of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Col. Andriy Lisenko during his briefing. «According to our information form the field, 5 vehicles of the Rostov funeral services with the «cargo 200″ , probably Russian...
  • Ukrainian musicians created a patriotic clip about the war in Donbas

    Olga Whiting
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ukrainian band «Shadow of the Sun» wrote a patriotic song «War for Ukraine», the video is made of clips from the real actions in the ATO zone.
  • A man with a machine gun checks the expression of a «free will» during the «elections» in Donetsk. Video

    Olga Whiting
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    A video of the so-called «voting» on one of the poling stations in Donetsk during yesterday’s illegitimate «elections» appeared on the Internet. One can see how a terrorist with a machine gun checks the ballot paper when people are leaving the voting cabin before they are allowed to cast their vote.
 
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  • What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp?

    xreporter
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Whatsapp just got update and the new feature have been added. People all over the world started calling this new feature as blue tick! Yes, it does what you were[...] The post What is Blue Ticks in WhatsApp? appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps

    xreporter
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Are you one of the guy or girl who registered for Flipkart’s Xiaomi devices sale but wasn’t able to buy it due to slow internet connection or some other issue?[...] The post Want to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, MI3, Redmi Note Phone in India? Then Follow These Steps appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Best Daily Foods for Babies

    xreporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The main goal of feeding your baby a nutritious meal is to enable him/her to grow up healthy and strong. The type of food your baby enjoys till the time[...] The post Best Daily Foods for Babies appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Top 10 Best Tourist Places In Bahrain

    xreporter
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Bahrain is not doubt one of the most visited places in the Middle East. It is a vast Kingdom that combines modern Arabic culture which is more than five thousand[...] The post Top 10 Best Tourist Places In Bahrain appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • The Best-Paying Jobs Of 2014

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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    If we told you the best paying jobs of not just 2014 but any other year are those that had cost highest scholarships, would you be at all shocked? Of[...] The post The Best-Paying Jobs Of 2014 appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Elder Son Escapes Major Car Accident

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Senior citizen Kid Runs away Major Auto Accident – JALANDHAR, Punjab (Nov 20, 2014)– The auto of Bhai Ishar Singh (kid of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale) fell under a deep cavern, while he attempted to save 3 youths using a bike. Picture: On right, Bhai Isher Singh, elder son of Sant [...] The post Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s Elder Son Escapes Major Car Accident appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • 3 killed in road accident in Dhubri

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    3 killed in roadway accident in Dhubri – Three person, consisting of a client, were killed and also two others significantly injured in a roadway accident at Bogoribari area in lower Assam’s Dhubri district tonight, authorities sources stated. The ambulance taking a trip in the direction of neighbouring Bongaigaon district was hit by a vehicle [...] The post 3 killed in road accident in Dhubri appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Army jawan killed in accident

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Army jawan killed in accident – AURANGABAD: An Indian Military Jawan was killed and also another person was hurt in a head-on crash between the motorcycle they were using and also a tempo near the Aland T-point on the Aurangabad-Jalgaon Road late on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been determined as Babasaheb Ramrao Shelke (35), [...] The post Army jawan killed in accident appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Road accident kills 12 in Shandong Province on Wednesday

    Afym
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Road accident gets rid of 12 in Shandong – Twelve individuals passed away as well as three were harmed in a crash in between 2 vehicles in east China’s Shandong Province, regional authorities claimed on Wednesday. A vehicle met with a van in east China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday. The accident happened around 8 a.m. [...] The post Road accident kills 12 in Shandong Province on Wednesday appeared first on BloggerSnop.
  • Jason Collins to retire from NBA

    Afym
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Jason Collins to retire from NBA – Jason Collins, that ended up being the initial freely gay athlete in North America’s 4 identified major group sporting activities when he bet the Brooklyn Nets last season, is relinquishing the NBA. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Webs last season. He was out an NBA [...] The post Jason Collins to retire from NBA appeared first on BloggerSnop.
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