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  • Democratic state senator resigns after committing voter fraud

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    Jessica Kanter
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted the letter. To replace Wright, Gov. Jerry Brown has 14 days from the time the vacancy begins to call for a special election. Steinberg’s office said the primary is likely to be in December with a runoff in…
  • Scotland chooses United Kingdom

    CNN.com - World
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.
  • Top 10 Hollywood Tragedies

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    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    These Hollywood legends were all born under a lucky star but unfortunately, fate was not as kind. They had it all but it was taken away from them much too soon.   10. Michael Jackson Who could ever forget Michael Jackson’s charm? He started his career at an early age when he became part of the Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group saw a big success coming to them very fast, and then Jackson found a great success of his own when he released his debut album, “Off The Wall” in 1979. Then in 1984, he got his big break with the release of “Thriller” The best selling album as…
  • Deadly attack in Guinea on Ebola team

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Eight bodies, including of three journalists, found in remote village following attack on team trying to educate locals.
  • California's King Fire

    In Focus
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The King Fire started about five days ago, in a California canyon 60 miles east of Sacramento, and has since burned an estimated 70,000 acres of steep forested terrain. The wildfire is one of nearly a dozen major blazes being fought across the state right now, driven in part by the ongoing severe drought conditions. The King Fire continues to grow (as of now, it is only 5 percent contained) and has prompted the evacuation of 2,000 residents so far. Firefighters plan to strengthen their control lines and protect as many of the 1,600 nearby homes as they can over the coming days. [25 photos] A…
 
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  • Sarkozy announces return to politics

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Former President Nicolas Sarkozy announces he is returning to French politics in a statement on his Facebook page.
  • Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
  • Cameron: Let's build a better UK

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.
  • Scotland votes 'No' to independence

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom and First Minister Alex Salmond accepts defeat but calls for a pledge of more devolved powers to be honoured.
  • White House in anti sex-assault push

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
 
 
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  • WorldViews: The peculiar history of Scotland and England’s union

    Ishaan Tharoor
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron issued a plaintive appeal to voters in Scotland ahead of Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence. "We desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart," Cameron wrote in a column published in the Daily Mail. Read full article >>
  • Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

    Griff Witte
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Given a historic chance to go it alone as an independent nation, Scottish voters early Friday chose to stick with the United Kingdom following a campaign that was marked by extraordinary turnout and profound division. Read full article >>
  • Police search for man last seen talking to missing University of Virginia sophomore

    T. Rees Shapiro, Victoria St. Martin
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police continued to search this college town for a fifth day Thursday, looking for any sign of the 18-year-old student who disappeared while walking alone after drinking with friends last weekend. Seeking the public’s help, authorities released a description of a man who a witness said approached the student in an off-campus pedestrian mall. Read full article >>
  • The tiny Ebola clinic that offers a ray of hope for rural Liberia

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Deep in the rain forest, down a dirt road with potholes that swallow four-wheel-drive vehicles, is a tiny point of light in the darkness that Ebola has brought to Liberia. The Bong Ebola Treatment Unit is a modest collection of blue tents, connected by gravel paths, near the site of a former leper colony. But when the camp opened Monday, it provided the first 10 beds for Ebola victims in this rural county four hours from Monrovia, where 183 people are known to have been infected with the virus since July, and 81 have died. Most people believe there are many more victims. Read full article…
  • Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State

    Craig Whitlock
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • California's King Fire

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The King Fire started about five days ago, in a California canyon 60 miles east of Sacramento, and has since burned an estimated 70,000 acres of steep forested terrain. The wildfire is one of nearly a dozen major blazes being fought across the state right now, driven in part by the ongoing severe drought conditions. The King Fire continues to grow (as of now, it is only 5 percent contained) and has prompted the evacuation of 2,000 residents so far. Firefighters plan to strengthen their control lines and protect as many of the 1,600 nearby homes as they can over the coming days. [25 photos] A…
  • Scotland's Big Decision

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Tomorrow, legal residents of Scotland, ages 16 and older, will be voting in a referendum to decide their country's independence from the United Kingdom. While ending a centuries-old union is a complex and emotional issue, the wording on the ballot could not be more simple -- "Should Scotland be an independent country?" -- with only two choices, yes or no. Interest in tomorrow's vote is extremely high, and more than 97 percent of Scotland's eligible voters are registered to vote. "No" voters had the edge in polls for most of the past year, but "Yes" voters surged ahead to take a brief lead…
  • The Eruptions of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    In southeast Iceland, the Bardarbunga volcano system, located under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajoekull, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could erupt explosively, wreaking havoc on air traffic once again. An eruption of Bardarbunga, the largest volcanic system in Iceland, has the potential to be even more disruptive than the 2010 eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajokull. Scientists are closely monitoring the site, as lava continues to spew from fissures, earthquakes rumble underfoot, and nearby glacial ice appears to be melting, possibly…
  • Rosetta's Amazing 10-Year Space Journey

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    More than a decade ago, the European Space Agency launched an orbiter named Rosetta, bound on a circuitous voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In the years since, Rosetta has been drawn in and flung along by multiple gravity assist maneuvers, visiting the Earth three times and making observations of the Moon, Mars, and several asteroids and comets. In January of this year, after 31 months of hibernation, Rosetta re-awoke, nearing comet 67P. Recently, it approached to within 100 km of the comet, entering orbit and preparing to send a lander to the surface. The lander, named Philae, will…
  • Photos of the Week: 9/6-9/12

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week we have photographs covering a beer-mug-carrying world record, 9/11 remembrances, a wildfire in Yosemite National Park, flooding in Arizona and Pakistan, Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, an early snowstorm in Calgary, independence demonstrations in Catalonia, and much more. [35 photos] A fiery Kyrgyz stuntman performs during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin (Semenovskoe) gorge, some 300 km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on September 10, 2014. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan take part in the games. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Forget the standing desk: What you need is a human hamster wheel

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    With the avalanche of information about how sitting at a desk for eight (or ten) hours a day is driving us to early graves, you might have been considering getting yourself one of those handy-dandy standing desks. Why stop there, though, when you can whip up your own human hamster wheel?
  • 6 McHacks to get perfect McDonald’s every time [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    You'd think that a fast food place like McDonald's would be so regimented that it's impossible to hack. FALSE. Want hot fries? Ask for no salt. They'll make new ones, and then you can just salt them yourself. See more in the vid.
  • 50 best websites for entrepreneurs

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    As an entrepreneur, you don't have time to waste sifting through websites to separate the wheat from the chaff, and now you don't have to, thanks to this list from Inc.'s Drew Hendricks.
  • Chinese city introduces cell phone walking lanes

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    You know how annoying it is to be sprinting through the city trying to make it back to work after lunch ran long or rushing to a meeting, and there they are, smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk: cell phone walkers, the zombies of the pedestrian world.
  • A guide to Scottish independence for the non-Brit [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Is it just me or does anyone else feel like we should we be dumping tea somewhere in solidarity?
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    Radio Times

  • Primary care shortages

    Debbie Bilder
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Richard Baron, Ann O’Sullivan, Julie Rovner Have you had trouble finding a primary care doctor?  While both urban and rural areas have been struggling with primary care shortages for many years, experts warn that these shortages will grow to at least 50,000 over the next decade.  This hour, we look at the need for primary care medicine and how to meet the growing patient demand as boomers age and more Americans become insured under the Affordable Care Act.  Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with RICHARD BARON, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal…
  • Foraging food

    Debbie Bilder
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guests: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Patrick Hurley Before you throw out those weeds in your backyard, take another look! They might make a delicious meal.  Foraging for wild edibles like dandelion, foxtail, and sumac, is growing in popularity around the country, even in urban settings. Today we talk about the trend of foraging for food and the role it can play in conservation efforts.  We’ll also discuss the do’s and don’ts when gathering food from wild places and we’ll give you some tasty recipes for cooking with native and invasive plants.  Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan talks…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Stern 2.0 takes climate policy analysis to a new level of exaggeration

    Richard Tol, Professor of Economics at University of Sussex
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Climate change or hot air? EPANick Stern is back with another report on climate change. It’s another offering from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate – colloquially known as Stern 2.0. Since his 2006 review, Stern has been regularly in the news, claiming climate change is worse than we thought. The new report fits the mould. The summary was released before the main report and we are were? invited to believe its findings without inspecting the evidence. It seems, though, that Stern has produced another work of far-fetched fiction. The new report makes three claims, none of…
  • Great British break off averted, but can a new deal for the UK really be cooked up like this?

    Mark Elliott, Reader in Public Law at University of Cambridge
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Scotland gave the whole UK shortbread – and a constitutional headache. The Foodie Gift HunterAn article of faith in the Scottish independence debate has – quite rightly – been that it was for Scotland, and only Scotland, to decide whether it should remain part of the UK. But it is equally clear, now that Scotland has rejected independence, that a broader debate is necessary. That debate will reverberate throughout the country, and its outcome may well have profound consequences for the UK’s constitutional architecture. That architecture is a product of the intensely pragmatic attitude…
  • Coke Life lands a blow against sugar, but its worthy credentials could still be trouble

    Stephanos Anastasiadis, Lecturer in Sustainability at Royal Holloway
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Greeener than thou? RiveraNotario, CC BYCoca Cola has begun carefully rolling out its green-labelled “Life” brand, filling its iconic hour-glass bottles with a new fizzy drink which has nearly a third fewer calories than Coke Original. It is a useful win for anti-sugar campaigners but the strategy brings all kinds of risks for the Atlanta-based soft drinks giant. There is a rising tide against sugar consumption and its links to obesity and ill-health. Mexico – one of the leading soft drinks markets, but a country where 9% of the population suffer from type-2 diabetes – has already…
  • Map shows #indyref Yes vote was urban working-class revolt

    Neil McGarvey, Politics Lecturer at Strathclyde University
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    How Scotland voted: click on a council to see number of Yes and No votes. In 28 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas there was a majority in favour of No. The writing was on the wall as soon as the result was declared for Clackmannanshire in central Scotland. If Yes couldn’t win there – an area with a healthy Scottish National Party support base – it was not going to come anywhere near gaining a majority. The large No majorities then rolled in from the islands, lowlands and central belt council areas. Any geographical analysis must clearly state that in the vast bulk of Scotland’s…
  • North of England bears the health brunt of measures devised in London

    David Taylor-Robinson, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at University of Liverpool
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Solution to a London problem. Pickersgill Reef, CC BY-NC-SAA consequence of the momentous debates unfolding following the Scottish referendum is the growing call for the north of England to be given greater control over how resources are used to tackle regional inequalities within England. The north of England has long suffered from the problem of “the north-south divide”. One manifestation of this is the highly visible health divide between north and south. The north suffers much poorer health than the rest of England, with lower life expectancy and earlier onset of chronic illness and…
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    The Big Picture

  • Volcanic activity

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Thousands of people today started to evacuate the area near the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines after scientists warned of an imminent eruption. Compiled here are images from volcanic activity around the globe in the last couple of months. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total) Lava cascades flow down the slope of restive Mayon Volcano as seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines, on Sept. 17. Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began to evacuate after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of…
  • Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes. Most people in Kashmir's largest city Srinagar were affected by this disaster. Risk of disease is now a major concern due the stagnant water that still fills the area as emergency workers continue the relief efforts. --Leanne Burden Seidel (33 photos total) Kashmiri residents struggle to withstand sudden and strong water currents while wading through floodwaters in their efforts to move to safer places in Srinagar,…
  • Sleepers: Part II

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking…
  • Romanian Romas celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The Roma community in Romania celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania. Thousands of Gypsies or Roma gather on a hillside after attending a religious service in a nearby monastery and celebrate the holiday by sharing food and playing traditional music until the next dawn. The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, or simply Assumption Day or St Mary’s Day, is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox Christian calendar. --Thea Breite (11 photos total) A vendor sells balloons as the Roma community celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania, Monday,…
  • Daily life: August 2014

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. --Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total) Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Corrections

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    In a Sept. 18 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misstated the premiere date of HBO’s Beyonce and Jay Z: On the Run. The special will air on Saturday, not Sunday. She also misstated the title of a Beyoncé​ performance as “Emotions.” The song is titled “Emotion.”
  • Play the Slate News Quiz

    Ken Jennings
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Welcome back to Slate’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.
  • Crying Rape

    Cathy Young
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had been falsely accused of sexual assault. Last December a woman writing in the comments section of the website xoJane, going by the name Joanie Faircloth,claimed Oberst raped her when she was a teenager. The charge spread across the Internet; Oberst denied it and brought a libel suit against Faircloth when she refused to retract the story. In July she completely recanted, admitting that she had made it all up…
  • Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Scores Big With Ben-Hur

    Mike Pesca
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Listen to Episode 95 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters 

    John Dickerson
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    DENVER—The Colorado referendum on women is just 47 days away. That’s not its official title. Most people here refer to it as the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Cory Gardner. But the campaigns’ intense and protracted focus on women’s reproductive issues makes it seem like those issues are up for their own special vote.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • How Detectives Coaxed Suspect in Etan Patz Murder to Confess

    ProPublica
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    by Joe Sexton, ProPublica, and Nate Schweber, For more about the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a case that frustrated and mystified police for decades, read the story ProPublica produced with WNYC in 2013 Earlier this week, prosecutors played a confession given by the man they have charged with the 1979 murder of Etan Patz. In it, the accused, a former bodega worker from the Patz family's Manhattan neighborhood, is calm and composed in detailing how he strangled the 6-year-old boy and disposed of his body in a box. Pedro Hernandez cups his head in his hand at one point, crosses his…
  • Everything That’s Happened Since Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act

    ProPublica
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Kara Brandeisky , Hanqing Chen and Mike Tigas This post has been updated. It was originally published Nov. 1, 2013. As voters head to the polls this November, citizens in more than a dozen states will face shifting voter policies in wake of the Supreme Court's 2013 decision weakening protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Several states — such as Texas, North Carolina and Ohio — are facing legal challenges to new restrictions around voter ID, early voting or same-day registration. Meanwhile, some have moved to loosen voter restrictions. Oregon and Florida have…
  • Keep on Pushing

    ProPublica
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Brentin Mock, Grist, ProPublica Dispatches from Freedom Summer Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate T.J. Kirkpatrick, special to ProPublica Dispatches from Freedom Summer Keep on Pushing Fifty years after Freedom Summer, two Mississippi sisters press the fight for voting rights. by Brentin Mock September 18, 2014 Georgetown University history professor Michael Kazin is seated among the students for his class, “U.S. in the 1960s.” He has surrendered his stage today to Dorie Ladner, 72, who is talking with the class about her years in Mississippi working to…
  • A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick

    ProPublica
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with The New York Times' The Upshot. Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses — including Parkinson's disease, diabetes and epilepsy — to pay more for their drugs. Insurers have long tried to steer their members away from more expensive brand name drugs, labeling them as "non-preferred" and…
  • Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection

    ProPublica
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, This story was co-published with NPR. Like any American family living paycheck to paycheck, Conrad Goetzinger and Cassandra Rose hope that if they make the right choices, their $13-an-hour jobs will keep the lights on, put food in the fridge and gas in the car. Debt Collection Stories We asked readers to tell us about their experiences being sued over debt. Here are a few of their stories » Have you been pursued by debt collectors? Share your story here. But every two weeks, the Omaha, Neb. couple is reminded of a choice they didn't make…
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  • Guns and Crime

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/usman-seth-shoots-robber-dead_n_5821700.html?cps=gravity If you are going to report the bad things guns do, then you must report the good that can do to.
  • Will Federal system solve Phl insurgency?

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City in Southern Philippines was reported Friday to have thrown his full support to the Bangsamoro autonomy but he also asked Secretary Teresita Deles of the Office of the President on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to chart the possibility of going Federal to solve the insurgency in the region. “Let’s go Federal,” Duterte urged Deles before the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP) 11th Mindanao Island Conference, which was attended by provincial lawmakers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on…
  • Cosby Cosie

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Whenever I'm feeling miserable, I put on my favorite jumper. It's bright, big, comfy, and reminds me of the "Cosby Sweaters" that Dr. Huxtable would wear on The Cosby Show. Everyone hates it, but I absolutely adore it! I think it has something to do with those Thursday nights as a kid with my family watching the Huxtables do their thing.
  • that is masih heaven is 2 haveans dont lad them got you til hell mars

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    they still say bad things about masih as they say before 2020 years they say he do evil healthy and free them from pain, was forgiven .. not because he take their punishment there has crossed him and and say att he must pay THAT pain han har taken from dead man and those who masih free from pain and was healthy and he must pay thar pain but it Wrong .. it is god who forgave them and not as judas say that he took their punishment the pain which give jesus it owed it is now one of the old days it would not have that god should forgive but god forgive how likes to
  • A Building Entrance, Glasgow, Scotland

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    A Building Entrance, Glasgow, Scotland Markku Rainer Peltonen
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Citigroup Shortlists Buyers for Japan Retail Unit

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Citigroup has shortlisted several Japanese firms, including the country's second biggest lender, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., as buyers for its retail bank in the country, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
  • U.S. Stocks Hitting Fresh Records

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    U.S. stocks shot to fresh records early Friday as investors cheered Scottish voters' decision to remain part of the U.K. Investors also looked ahead of public trading of Alibaba.
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Oracle said its longtime leader, Larry Ellison, will step aside as CEO but take over as chairman of the business-software giant. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz were named co-CEOs.
  • Cocoa Surges on Ebola Fears

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged by over 6% this week amid fears the deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa could disrupt the region's supply of cocoa.
  • SAP to Buy Concur Technologies

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    SAP has agreed to buy Concur Technologies, a provider of expense-management software, in a deal valued at about $8.3 billion.
 
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    Money.com

  • Football’s Dangers and Lessons Are for Men—Not Boys

    Sarah Begley
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    I no longer think children should play tackle football. I played football for eight years, and was an All-Ivy defensive tackle for Harvard University. Football taught me about teamwork, toughness, and accountability. It gave me opportunities that I would not have otherwise had. It teaches invaluable lessons about community, manhood, and family. Regardless of the lesson, however, when is it ever acceptable to encourage a child to be hit hundreds of times in the head in the name of teaching a lesson? Researchers at Virginia Tech found that seven-year-olds can hit each other in the head nearly…
  • 20 Years Later: Which Friends Cast Members Came Out on Top?

    Joseph C. Lin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Monday marks the 20-year anniversary of Friends — and just as we judge our old friends on Facebook to see how they’ve fared, we’ve done the same for the show’s cast. Here how the cast members ranked after the show ended:
  • How the ‘Crime of the Century’ Kidnapper Was Caught

    Lily Rothman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    It’s a story that reads like fiction. An American hero is the victim of a heartless, mercenary crime. His infant son is abducted from a crib in a s suburban New Jersey home, and a misspelled note is left in the baby’s place, demanding $50,000. The ransom is delivered to a shadowy figure in a dark cemetery, but the baby is later found dead in the woods. Even the villain of the tale, a German-born carpenter who speaks broken English and who fought on the wrong side in World War I, seems plucked from the pages of a pulp detective novel. The story is real. The hero was Colonel Charles…
  • Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Tessa Berenson
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, an annual celebration that brings together all the swashbuckling scoundrels who set their Facebook languages to ‘English (Pirate),’ have closets full of costume eyepatches, pledge allegiance to the Jolly Roger or just want an excuse to walk around saying “Arrrrgh!” or order people to walk the plank. There are many ways for landlubbers to celebrate today without hitting the high seas – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to anyone who talks like a pirate, and a dozen free doughnuts to those scallywags who show up…
  • All Three Final Fantasy XIII Games Are Coming to PC

    Matt Peckham
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    The Final Fantasy XIII games are better than you’ve heard. They can be quirky, arcane and spasmodic, pacing-wise, and when it comes to storytelling and dialogue-writing, they’re cripplingly un-self-aware. But they’re also exemplars of what Square Enix does best: obsessively upending the series’ (and JRPGs in general) gameplay formulae. Sometimes that culminates in messy, mechanical fiascos and tedious game segments, but would that most games tried as hard. And now the trilogy’s coming to PC via Steam and Square Enix’s digital storefront, starting with Final…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Scottish referendum: Cameron pledges devolution as independence question settled 'for a lifetime' - live

    Andrew Sparrow, Claire Phipps and Paul Owen Edinburgh
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Rolling coverage as Scotland votes no, and chooses to stay within the United KingdomRead the latest summaryEnglish votes for English laws will be election issueNew readers start hereHow referendum night unfolded Voting day as seen by you Continue reading...
  • Milan Fashion Week

    Jo Jones
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Artful fraying, jacquard and lace, and a huge sandy moonscape for a catwalk. Miuccia Pradas stunning collection grabbed headlines for its mixture of old and new, vintage and futuristic. Still, it was a huge success and, in typical Prada fashion, featured a lot of knee-length skirts and big name models. Observer Fashion editor Jo Jones went backstage for the Guardian Continue reading...
  • Alibaba IPO: trading to begin on New York Stock Exchange with shares priced at $68  live

    Tom McCarthy in New York
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Initial share price values Chinese e-commerce giant at $167.6bn Biggest US stock market floatation everWatch a live stream of the NYSE floorAlibaba and the 40 facts 10.36am ET Still waiting for the shares to start trading, writes the Guardians Dominic Rushe (@dominicru):The speculation is that they could start selling at $82 to $85 per share - 20.5% and 25% above the $68 initial price.Its not unusual in large IPOs how have a delay like this, but Alibaba will be hoping to avoid the fiasco that befell Facebooks share sale in 2012. Facebook listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange and its systems…
  • Footgolf: how a brand new hybrid sport is trying to conquer America video

    Adam Gabbatt and Ana Terra Athayde
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Footgolf a combination of football (soccer) and golf is growing fast. The number of specialised footgolf courses in the US has surged from about 30 in 2013 to almost 300 this year.The Guardian sent Adam Gabbatt, dressed somewhere between golf-pro and Dickensian orphan, to investigate what organisers described as America's 'first inaugural footgolf pro-am event'. Continue reading...
  • New band of the week: Girlpool (No 23)

    Paul Lester
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Meet the arresting female guitar-bass duo who shriek in excrutiating detail about punching boys and making outHometown: Los Angeles.The lineup: Cleo Tucker (guitar) and Harmony Tividad (bass). Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Education Gap

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

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

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

    Saskia De Rothschild
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    From the Economist- Alaskans like to talk about how distant the rest of America feels. In downtown Anchorage, with its familiar fast-food restaurants and hotel chains, this line can sound a little affected. Not so in rural Alaska, the swathes of frozen tundra that the state’s inhabitants call the bush. In Napaskiak, a village of 400 people on the west coast of the state, it is not unusual to see a black-robed Russian Orthodox priest riding a four-wheeled motorbike with two children and a wife perched on the back. Rural Alaska is different politically, too. In most of the United States, the…
  • An Auschwitz Guard Talks

    Saskia De Rothschild
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis’ horrific machinery of death. Jakob W. was 19-years-old and in his third semester studying architecture at college when he received the letter that would, seven decades later, turn him into a suspect for complicity in murder. In the summer of 1942, the young man from a village near Belgrade received his draft notice. Just a few months later, he was standing on a tower hundreds of…
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Lion King Performance Planned For Autistic Audience

    Good News Network
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    The New England chapter of Autism Speaks is teaming up with Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Boston to provide an “autism-friendly” performance of The Lion King on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. During the matinee performance, house lights will be at half capacity, sounds will be at a lower The post Lion King Performance Planned For Autistic Audience appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Brisbane Volunteers Save Local Farmer’s Broccoli Crop

    Good News Network
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    “A group of 30 volunteers have harvested acres of broccoli just north of Brisbane to help a struggling vegetable producer,” reports an Australia’s ABC News. Food Connect, a community food co-operation that connects city residents with farms around Brisbane and the Scenic Rim region, organised the free labour after a personal family The post Brisbane Volunteers Save Local Farmer’s Broccoli Crop appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History September 19

    Good News Network
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Happy 40th Birthday to the multi-talented comedian and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, one of the nicest guys in show business. George Washington’s farewell address to the nation was published, in which he advised, “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” (1796) American The post Good News in History September 19 appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Mother’s Dying Wish Granted When Her Favorite Nurse Takes in Her Son

    Good News Network
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    When Tricia Somers was given the devastating diagnosis that she had terminal liver cancer last spring, her main concern was figuring out who would care for her 8-year-old son, Wesley. Somers, a single mother, didn’t have any family she believed could take on caring for a child and her parents The post Mother’s Dying Wish Granted When Her Favorite Nurse Takes in Her Son appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Free Care for the Dying

    Good News Network
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    A Minnesota nursing home offering free hospice care to cancer patients has expanded its mission. Not only is the care exceptional, said Harold Yannerelly, who’s in the last stages of prostate cancer. It doesn’t cost a dime. (READ the story from the Star-Tribune) Photo by KidDharma (CC) – Story tip from Edgar The post Free Care for the Dying appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • The Future of Vertical Farming

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    From big company agricultural farming, to communal farming or even personal agronomy, the business of growing crops for an expanding global population will be crucial in the near future. The two most important resources needed to run these farms are one, water, and two, land. But these resources often come at a premium, especially with growing populations and increased food demand. Farmers and researchers have already started leaning towards genetic engineering and industrial processing to help with their crop yields, but a new solution in agribusiness is emerging. Vertical farming.
  • Fall foliage may be delayed, but will last longer

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    The fall foliage season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into the countryside each year could come much later and possibly last a little longer within a century, according to new research. Climate change could postpone fall leaf peeping in some areas of the United States as summer temperatures linger later into the year, Princeton University researchers report in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography.
  • Finding Nemo

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Clownfish spend their entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host anemones, but new research shows that as babies they sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. Although the process of long-distance dispersal by reef fish has been predicted, this is the first time that the high level exchange of offspring between distant populations has been observed. Dr Steve Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Global Change in Biosciences at the University of Exeter, and colleagues from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies…
  • Malaysia's 'Smart Villages' and other great ideas for sustainable development

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    As nations zero in on the UN's post-2015 global Sustainable Development Goals, innovations being successfully pioneered and demonstrated in Malaysia offer several proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an influential international sustainable development networking organization. The UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), through its Malaysian chapter, cites ways in which the country is "rising to the challenge," including the construction of ingenious, self-sustaining "smart" villages -- each lifting about 100 families out of poverty and into affordable homes and…
  • Burlington, Vermont - Now 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Burlington, Vermont, already considered to be one of the United States's most environmentally progressive cities, has added another line to its impressive green resume. Just recently, the city finalized its transition to relying 100% on renewable resources for its energy. Burlington is Vermont's large city, though that in itself is no big feat – the city has a population of just 42,000. Then again, very few communities of even this size have managed to disassociate themselves from fossil fuels. In order to adequately tackle climate change, cities – big and small – need to prioritize…
 
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  • Alibaba Group's Jack Ma Appears On CNBC, Talks IPO And Passion For Small Businesses

    Eric Niederer
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    In conjunction with the anticipated Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) IPO, Executive Chairman Jack Ma appeared on CNBC to discuss the company, along with his vision for the future.
  • Sterne Agee Updates Estimates For Green Dot Corporation Following Acquisition Of TPG

    Dwight Einhorn
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    In a report published Friday, Sterne Agee analyst Thomas C. McCrohan reiterated a Neutral rating and $17.00 price target on Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT). Latest Ratings for GDOT DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014Sterne AgeeInitiates Coverage onNeutral Sep 2014Raymond JamesDowngradesMarket PerformUnderperform Aug 2014JefferiesMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for GDOT View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • China Internet Stocks Sluggish In Shadow of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd

    John Seward
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    China-based Internet stocks inched up Friday in the shadow of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd (NYSE: BABA) much ballyhooed trading launch on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Dresser-Rand Group Inc. Shares Rally 12% On Rumor Of Siemens Bid

    Eric Niederer
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Following reports from multiple media sources that Siemens may make a bid for Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC), shares of Dresser-Rand rallied over 12 percent in the early part of Friday's market session.
  • UPDATE: Morgan Stanley Reiterates On TIBCO Software Inc.

    Dwight Einhorn
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    In a report published Friday, Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss reiterated an Equal-Weight rating on TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), and named a $21.00 price target. Latest Ratings for TIBX DateFirmActionFromTo Sep 2014Bank of AmericaDowngradesBuyNeutral Jun 2014SusquehannaDowngradesPositiveNeutral Jun 2014BarclaysMaintainsUnderweight View More Analyst Ratings for TIBX View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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    WND

  • Busch Gardens ditches severed heads, apologizes

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    (HUFFINGTON POST) Busch Gardens has removed headless figures and severed heads from the Halloween display at its Williamsburg, Va. theme park after some people complained they were a grim reminder of the ISIS beheadings. The company said the decorations had been ordered months ago, before the videotaped beheadings of American photojournalist James Foley, American journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines at the hands of Islamic State militants.
  • France bombs ISIS in Iraq

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group’s fighters who’ve captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. Hollande stressed that France wouldn’t go beyond airstrikes in support of the Iraqi military or Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and wouldn’t attack targets in Syria, where the Islamic State group has also captured territory. He said he would inform the parliament of the planned action “as soon as the first strikes — that is to say, soon.”
  • Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    (BBC) The Japanese government has vowed to restart its controversial whaling programme in the Antarctic next year. The move comes despite the International Whaling Commission’s vote on Thursday that the programme is illegal because it is not for research purposes and should stop. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the IWC’s decision was “regrettable”.
  • Florida man murders 6 grandchildren, daughter

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    (ORLANDO SENTINEL) A 51-year-old man shot his daughter and six grandchildren to death before turning the gun on himself at a home in the northern Florida town of Bell, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was identified as Donald C. Spirit, who killed his 8-year-old son in a 2001 hunting accident in Osceola County, officials said. Deputies received the 911 call from Spirit about 4 p.m. and made contact with him when they got on scene. Spirit then committed suicide, the sheriff said. Deputies then found his daughter and grandchildren dead inside the home, said Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert…
  • Rand Paul slams GOP on minorities, voting

    -NO AUTHOR-
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    (POLITICO) Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blasted his own party for making it tougher for minorities to vote. The Kentucky Republican, a likely presidential candidate, has long argued that drug laws disproportionately affect minorities and has also championed restoring voting rights for some non-violent felons. He laid out those views in a speech at the Liberty PAC conference, a gathering tied to his father, libertarian icon Ron Paul. “So many times, Republicans are seen as this party of, ‘We don’t want black people to vote because they’re voting Democrat, we don’t want Hispanic people…
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    The Belgravia Dispatch

  • What Tom Friedman's Interview Revealed About Obama's Foreign Policy

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

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I read Barak Ravid’s excellent “peace process” post-mortem with a sense of deep dismay. In fairness, however, one might first note a modest cause for optimism and a preliminary caveat. Optimism, you say? Well, as far as it goes, there is at least a "Framework Document" now on the shelf (or in a Foggy Bottom safe). Perhaps, although I’m dubious, it won't just gather dust for years and effectively be relegated to the dust-bin. As for the caveat, Ravid's is but one journalist’s accounting, nor should one cheaply denigrate John Kerry, Martin Indyk and their respective staff's sweat…
  • The Horror: Iraq Class of '03 Mounts Rerun

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    In an orgy of public preening, the Iraq ‘Class of '03’ flooded print and television media post Mosul’s capture by ISIS forces in Iraq last week. If one had hoped for the merest dose of humility given the calamitous missteps this hearty band of adventurers had presided over, manifold disappointment was instead in the offing. Here was Jerry Bremer--he of the Timberland boots dutifully donned for the neo-colonial rigors (and whose De-Ba’athification campaign was a signal contributing factor to the disaster that is today’s Iraq)--breezily stating: “I’m not in favor of sending combat…
  • An Epidemic of Putin Derangement Syndrome

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Washington D.C., points beyond and assorted ‘elite opinion’ appear to be undergoing another period best described as a moronic inferno (if memory serves, an old Martin Amis phrase). The immediate cause of this epidemic of hysteria is of course Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea. Mr. Putin’s actions have been compared to Adolf Hitler’s, with former Secretary of State, putative next Democratic President and dynastic doyenne Hillary Clinton peddling such comparisons (at a private fundraiser in California, of course!). Sharp—if somewhat Russophobe—voices like Zbigniew Brzezinski…
  • What To Do--And Not Do--About Ukraine

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:41 am
    “Yet, Kievan Russia, like the golden days of childhood, was never dimmed in the memory of the Russian nation. In the pure fountain of her literary works anyone who wills can quench his religious thirst; in her venerable authors he can find his guide through the complexities of the modern world. Kievan Christianity has the same value for the Russian religious mind as Pushkin for the artistic sense: that of a standard, a golden measure, a royal way.” --Georgy Fedotov “The problem of the origin of the first Russian state, that of Kiev, is exceedingly complex and controversial.”…
 
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Thailand: Release activist imprisoned for allegedly insulting the monarchy

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A Thai court’s decision to uphold a 10-year prison sentence given to an editor and social activist for allegedly insulting the royal family continues the relentless erosion of free speech in the country. September 19, 2014 International  A Thai court’s decision to uphold a 10-year prison sentence given to an editor and social activist for allegedly insulting the royal family continues the relentless erosion of free speech in the country, Amnesty International said.  The Appeals Court upheld the sentence against Somyot Prueksakasemsuk for publishing two articles about a…
  • Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging in flagrant assault on freedom of expression

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of six people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression. September 18, 2014 International The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of six people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.Five of those who appear in the video have been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment each and a sixth to one year, one of their lawyers said in a media…
  • Nigeria’s torture chambers exposed in new report

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape September 12, 2014 International Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children – some as young as 12 – using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.read more
  • Thailand: Military trial of peaceful protesters an “affront to justice”

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule.  September 18, 2014 International The conviction of four peaceful protesters by a Thai military court today is an affront to justice and another sign of repression under military rule, Amnesty International said. The Bangkok Military Court today sentenced four individuals to three months’ imprisonment and 5,000 Bhat (US$150) fines for violating the ban on public gatherings of more than five people, imposed by the military under Martial…
  • Qatar: New cybercrimes law endangers freedom of expression

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar. September 18, 2014 International A controversial new cybercrimes law that criminalizes the spreading of “false news” on the internet poses a serious threat to freedom of expression in Qatar, said Amnesty International. Under the new law, the authorities may ban websites that they consider threatening to the “safety” of the country and punish anyone who posts or shares online content that “undermines” Qatar’s…
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    Fast Company

  • Watch This Poor Kid Drop His New IPhone 6 On Live Television

    Chris Gayomali
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    He was the first one in line at the Apple Store in Perth, Australia. Then this happened.This is Jack. Jack was the first person in line at the Apple Store in Perth, Australia, to buy a new iPhone. He probably even camped out overnight, where temperatures dipped into the 60s.Read Full Story
  • What PBR Says About America... According To The Russian Company That Just Bought It

    Chris Gayomali
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    "Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand--it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression."Pour a warm one out for Pabst Blue Ribbon, which was just acquired by Russian beer conglomerate Oasis Beverages. Although terms of the deal weren't disclosed, people familiar with the matter told the New York Times that the deal was worth more than $700 million in cash, or 233,333,333 PBRs at happy hour. Pabst, which received its iconic blue ribbon in 1893, will stay headquartered in Los Angeles.Read Full Story
  • A New Startup Finds Money in Email Bounce-Backs

    Kevin Lincoln
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you open a message that has bounced back? A shocking number of us do, which is why there's treasure in that virtual trashEvery email inbox is a minefield.Read Full Story
  • Buyers Guide: The Best $300 Over-Ear Headphones

    Lauren Dragan, The Wirecutter
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Great looks, great sounds, and portability: The Wirecutter picks the best headphones for your buck.If I was looking to buy over-ear headphones for $300 or less, I'd get the PSB M4U 1, our recommendation for the second year running. After researching dozens of new headphones and testing 17, the PSBs remain the best for most people because they sound just as great playing acoustic concert guitar as thumping hip-hop.Read Full Story
  • How TaskUs Bootstrapped Its Way From 2 To 1,200 Employees

    Jane Porter
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    The startup founder went from living with their parents and feeling dejected, to running a much-needed, industry-respected service.Bryce Maddock was 22 when he left his Wall Street finance job to start a frozen yogurt company in Argentina with his high school buddy Jaspar Weir.Read Full Story
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  • Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

    Scott Neuman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Six young Iranians were arrested in May for producing their own version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Iranian authorities said the video, which went viral, offended public morals.» E-Mail This
  • Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

    Whitney Wyckoff
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. High-brow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.» E-Mail This
  • Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

    Krishnadev Calamur
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to the rest of the U.K.» E-Mail This
  • Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

    Gene Demby
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    An NFL star's arrest on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.» E-Mail This
  • Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

    Scott Neuman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Ebola control efforts suffer set back as health workers are killed in Guinea

    Patrick Maigua
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Personal protective equipment for Ebola health care workers includes individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields, as well as boots covered with disposable protection. WHO/Christina Banluta The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is appalled by the murder of health workers and journalists trying to raise awareness about the Ebola disease in Guinea. The organization says the killings reflect the enormous difficulties and challenges health workers and other volunteers face in trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Over 5,335 cases of the disease have been…
  • Deliberate drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea amounts to mass murder

    Patrick Maigua
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré The alleged deliberate drowning of between 300 and 500 migrants in the Mediterranean sea last week was a criminal act that must not go unpunished, according to the UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. He says Egypt, from where the ill-fated boat originated, and other North African and European states must make every effort to bring to justice the people smugglers responsible for the deaths. High Commissioner Zeid says the impunity surrounding crimes committed by people smugglers must be brought to an end , but at the same time…
  • Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

    Sandra Guy
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark (with handbag) visit Syrian refugees settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. © UNHCR/A.Haju Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have fled the ongoing conflict in their country. That's the view of the head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres who visited refugee camps in Lebanon's Beeka Valley this week. He said Lebanon, a country of four million which is now hosting over one million Syrian refugees,…
  • John Lennon's song "Imagine" to play on International Peace Day

    Sandra Guy
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Mark Garten The song "Imagine" by the late John Lennon has been offered to the United Nations to play on International Peace Day. The widow of the legendary songwriter and renowned artist, Yoko Ono, made the generous contribution ahead of the Day, observed 21 September. Mr Lennon was a founder of the English pop band, the Beatles, before he was murdered in New York in 1980. Ms Ono said she chose the UN because it believed in freedom of speech, justice for people and in world peace. "Well, I think it was incredibly important that this particular Day was established. But also…
  • Yoko Ono urges people to "surrender to peace"

    Sandra Guy
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz People around the world need to "surrender to peace, think peace, act peace and spread peace." That's the message from Yoko Ono, an internationally known artist and widow of John Lennon, the late legendary member of The Beatles on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. This year's theme for the day, which is observed on 21 September, is "The Right of Peoples to Peace" Maher Nasser sat down with Yoko Ono, who is also a well known peace activist, and first asked her how she got involved with peace activism. Duration: 4'56"
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  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Off The Sidelines

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Off The Sidelines Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself." She instantly knew that her voice-all women's voices-were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. In Off the Sidelines: Raise Your…
  • A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The Sixth Annual Capital City Constitution Day Celebration is hosted by The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), The Institute for Constitutional History at The New-York Historical Society, and The George Washington University School of Law. Generous support for this webcast is provided by Kaplan Bar Review. Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Lisner Auditorium, Constitutional Sources Project Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/09/12/A_Conversation_with_Justice_Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg
  • A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials By 2050, Latinos will comprise a third of the U.S. population and over a quarter of the millennial generation that will soon make up the majority of the workforce. Yet in spite of these projections, Hispanics continue to be underrepresented when it comes to in-demand STEM professions. What can we do to reverse this trend and advance Hispanic progress in STEM fields? How can we best prepare Hispanic Millennials and future generations for careers in these growing industries? Scheduled to take place during the early days of Hispanic Heritage Month…
  • Live Streaming Video on Twitter

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Live Streaming Video on Twitter A fresh twist on the traditional conference + media platform, NewCo is rapidly gaining traction across the globe. The concept is simple but powerful: NewCo turns a traditional event inside out. Instead of filling a dark ballroom with "attendees" and having leaders lecture in a one-to-many style, NewCo occurs inside the world's most innovative startups and high-growth companies. Executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and future influencers get an up close and personal experience of each company in its native habitat. Once inside, participants have a wide range of…
  • Surveying the Landscape of Educational Entrepreneurship

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Surveying the Landscape of Educational Entrepreneurship Moderated by: Matt Cooper, Contributing Editor, NewsweekRichard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, United States Department of EducationConnor Diemand-Yauman, Manager, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, CourseraBarbara Kurshan, Executive Director for Academic Innovation, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:25:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Gallup Building, Atlantic Program and discussion:…
 
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  • Russian fighter planes are running amok over Western Europe

    By <a href="/author/nico-lauricella" ><span class="byline">Nico Lauricella</span></a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Russian military aircraft reportedly tangoed with fighter jets of at least two European countries this week.The British Royal Air Force scrambled jets today after Russian "Bear" bombers were spotted getting too close to British airspace. The U.K.'s Sky News reports the RAF sent up two fighters to identify and deter the planes, which never actually entered British airspace.Sweden had a similar run in with Russian military planes on Wednesday. In this case, two Russian "Su-24 attack planes" actually entered Swedish airspace over the island of Öland, Sweden's English-language news site…
  • Child who suffers from rare, serious nosebleeds cured with pork

    By <a href="/author/kimberly-alters" ><span class="byline">Kimberly Alters</span></a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Researchers from Detroit Medical Center were honored Thursday after discovering that stuffing pork in the nose can cure serious nosebleeds, The Seattle Times reports. Dr. Sonal Saraiya and her team were awarded a 2014 Ig Nobel prize, which "celebrate[s] the unusual, honor[s] the imaginative — and spur[s] people's interest in science, medicine, and technology."Saraiya and her team used the method as a last-ditch effort after more traditional methods failed, putting pork products in a patient's nose twice. The treatment "successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly [and] effectively,"…
  • Pabst was just bought by a Russian beverage company

    By <a href="/author/samantha-rollins" ><span class="byline">Samantha Rollins</span></a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Nothing screams "American" like cheap, watery beer. But the red, white, and blue PBR cans favored by hipsters and anyone on a budget are no longer a symbol of the freedom to drink absolute crap, as a Russian beverage company has reportedly bought Pabst Brewing Company.Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and distributor, bought Pabst, the maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon and gas-station staples like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee, reportedly for more than $700 million in cash."Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand — it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of…
  • Russia identifies 'North Korean'-style irregularities in Scottish independence vote

    By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    There may be hope yet for supporters of Scottish independence.Thursday's referendum, which showed a strong majority voting to stay in Great Britain, did "not meet international standards," according to election observers. Indeed, members of the media expressed skepticism at the "North Korean"-style turnout level — a dubiously high 90 percent."Which way did the vote go, really?" one television host wondered.Unfortunately for advocates of an independent Scotland, all these people were Russians with ties to the Kremlin. Russian state media and the so-called observers have been casting...
  • The surprising truth about the UN

    By Michael Soussan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Each September since 1945 has delivered a delightfully awkward few days when world leaders — some of whose armies have bludgeoned each other all year on the battlefields — all converge on the UN General Assembly in New York.The meeting inevitably provides ammunition for commentators who think the UN is impotent — "all talk and no action." But this underestimates the impact — both positive and negative — that the UN can have around the globe.The key to using the UN correctly is to be realistic about where it can, by nature, make a difference, and where it risks...
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  • THE HAZE BLOCKS THE VIEW

    Simon Willis
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Photo Essay: after four decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar is taking faltering steps towards democracy. Simon Willis spoke to the photographer Matthias Messmer about capturing a country with a complicated present and a murky future From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 The boatmen wouldn’t say what their barges were carrying. The river (below) marks a porous border, busy with trade—not all of it legal. On the left bank of the Shweli, with its mud and telegraph pole, is Yunnan province in southern China. On the far side, through the dawn haze, is northern Myanmar,…
  • MISSING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    Every month, hundreds in north Africa and the Middle East leave by boat to seek new lives in Europe. But many vanish without trace. Caroline Moorehead meets the mothers of the disappeared From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 On good days, Wertane thinks that her husband, Nabil, is still alive, that her mobile will ring and he will tell her he has found work in Italy, or France, that he will soon be home with money to buy them a house. But now that three years have passed since Nabil paid a trafficker to take him on a boat from Sfax in Tuni­sia to Italy, she is less sure. Three years…
  • OUR DELHI BREAD

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    My Madeleine: as a child, Saskya Jain wanted to travel the world and eat it too. But at home she had to use her imaginationand a roti From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I don’t remember thinking of running away when I asked Ram Singh, our house help, to get my small grey suitcase from the storeroom. We were living in a government flat surrounded by a big garden in the centre of New Delhi. I was five or six years old, and it was the first of many long summer holidays. My classmates had all fled from the heat—abroad, mostly. The school fees sapped my parents’ income…
  • ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH'S SEVEN WONDERS

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    The creator of Botswana’s first fictional lady detective talks to his fellow novelist Justin Cartwright about a fondness for cheerful Aussies and colonial cocktails From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 CITY Siena, Italy (above)I have to say that I love Edinburgh too, but being in Siena is something very important: it’s like being on an operatic set. I was a student there for a summer when I was 24 and it made a strong impression on me. I saw the Palio, with all its waving of flags and blessing of horses in churches. And there is that magnificent piazza, the Piazza del…
  • BRITS OVER BROADWAY

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Short Read: this autumn, several London shows are hopping the pond to America. Isabel Lloyd chooses the highlights From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 It’s enough to make an impresario blush: this autumn, levels of cross-fertilisation between Broadway and British theatre are so high as to almost be X-rated. The season begins with the transfer of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, the National’s—literally—scintillating staging of Mark Haddon’s novel, animated by an LED-lit set that plays nearly as central a role as the autistic boy-hero. Then…
 
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  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/14

    CBS Radio News
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Secretary of State John Kerry about the latest beheading by ISIS and the new strategy put forth by President Obama to combat the terrorist group. Representative Michael McCaul and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also offer their perspective. Plus, Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward and Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss the legacy of the Roosevelts as PBS prepares to debut a seven-part documentary about the renowned political dynasty.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/7

    CBS Radio News
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Dutch Ruppersberger about President Obama's tactics when it comes to ISIS and the Middle East. U.S. Diplomat Henry Kissinger also offers his opinion on the current state of the country's foreign affairs. On the Panel, Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Peter Baker of the New York Times, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto and David Leonhardt of the New York Times.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/31

    CBS Radio News
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Major Garrett fills in for Bob Schieffer and speaks to Senator John McCain about American strategy against ISIS and the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Representatives Peter King of New York and Adam Smith of Washington also offer their perspective. Plus, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/24

    CBS Radio News
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks with former CIA deputy director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell about the growing threat of ISIS, and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte joins to speak about the tragic killing of Journalist James Foley by the militant organization. Also on the show, Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. discusses the future of Ferguson and what he proposes should be done to change police procedures, and Paul Ryan discusses his new book and the future of the Republican party. Plus, Actor Gary Sinise joins Bob In Washington D.C. as the newest…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/17

    CBS Radio News
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about his plans to reduce tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers has the latest from Ferguson and also on the show, NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks and Georgetown University Sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson discuss the impact of young Michael Brown's death. Representative Mike Rogers and Correspondent Charlie D'Agata have the latest on Iraq and on today's panel Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, and Peter Baker of the…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • Around The World In 8 Hospital Meals

    Whitney Wyckoff
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    A hospital is probably the last place a foodie traveling abroad wants to grab a bite.After all, hospital food here in the U.S. conjures a stereotype of mystery meat and a starchy, bland side. But around the globe, there's a lot of variety. A scan of hospital food pictures on Flickr and various blogs reveals gastronomic works of art – as well as what looks pretty close to the gruel Oliver Twist must have been fed in his workhouse.
  • Weekend Outlook September 19-21, 2014

    Michele Skalicky
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
     There are lots of things to choose from if you're looking for something to do this weekend in the Ozarks.  Michele Skalicky talks with the Greene County Extension's David Burton about one of them--the Fall Garden Tour set for tomorrow (9/20).The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Babes in the Woods program for kids two and younger is today and tomorrow (9/19-9/20) at 10 am.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Scotland's Vote Could Bring Big Changes To England, Wales, N. Ireland

    Krishnadev Calamur
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says now that voters in Scotland have rejected independence, he is committed to giving more powers not only to Scotland, but also to "everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland."Cameron announced that Lord Smith of Kelvin, who ran the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gla
  • Why 'Is Corporal Punishment Abuse?' Is Such A Loaded Question

    Gene Demby
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    Over the past week, Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' all-world running back and one of the NFL's biggest stars, has become the face of corporal punishment in America. Peterson turned himself in to police over the weekend on charges of child abuse after he allegedly hit his son with a switch that left welts on his body.Needless to say, people feel very differently about this subject. "I'm a black guy ...
  • Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

    Scott Neuman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Police in Florida say a man who did time in prison a decade ago on firearms violations gunned down his six grandchildren and his daughter before turning a weapon on himself.Authorities say Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday to report that he might harm himself or others. When a sheriff's deputy arrived, Spirit fatally shot himself. The deputy subsequently found the bodies of his seven victims "all over on the property," at the rural home in the town of Bell, Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said."There's still a lot of unanswered questions.
 
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    PCWorld

  • Wasteland 2 review: The post-apocalyptic role-playing game you've been waiting for

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    I'm listening to a woman die, and it's my fault.I don't even know this woman. I've never met her. I don't know what she looks like, what her hopes and dreams were, what she liked to eat for breakfast, whether she had children, her favorite color, nothing. To me, she's just a voice on a squawking handheld radio. She is electromagnetic radiation entering a bent antenna.Nevertheless, I murdered her.It's my first day as a Desert Ranger, Arizona's post-nuclear peacekeeping force, and I'm dealing with a crisis. Both our source of food—a station known as Ag Center—and our source of water—the…
  • Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Sony has launched an SDK (software development kit) for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.The glasses can connect to Android smartphones via Bluetooth and project green monochrome text or basic graphics across a field within the lenses.Sony said it will begin sales of the eyewear to developers by March 31, the end of its fiscal year. They will be sold in Japan, the U.S. and some European countries.The Developer Preview SDK includes an emulator, tutorials, sample code and design guidelines to make the most of the device’s hardware and senors…
  • Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.One of the biggest challenges mobile operators face is handling the growing amount of video traffic in their networks. One potential savior is multicast technology LTE broadcast, which delivers content such as TV broadcasts to multiple people at once instead of sending a separate stream to each user. The result is less strain on the network, which is especially good in places such as sports arenas.With the LTE Broadcast SDK,…
  • How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    There's a lot to love about Android, but one problem that plagues the mobile platform is the variety of different interface skins. Samsung has TouchWiz, HTC does the Sense UI, Asus has Zen UI, and on and on it goes.If you're tired of all the nonsense and just want stock Android you have two options: Buy a device among the limited selection of Google Play Edition devices or install a new Android ROM that brings your phone or tablet to a vanilla state.Today, we're going to explore that second option by installing CyanogenMod, the ROM pre-installed on the OnePlus One, using Cyanogen's almost…
  • Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows PCs

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Mac users are better off waiting for OS X Yosemite to drop before upgrading to iCloud Drive, but iOS 8-toting Windows users are cleared for takeoff. Apple recently released an upgraded version of iCloud for Windows loaded with iCloud Drive. Apple has added iCloud Drive to iCloud for Windows.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • The return of LeBron James’ hairline becomes media fascination

    Julian McWilliams
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    The restoration of LeBron James’ hairline has been generating a lot of buzz online, and it’s not just coming from wisecracking fans on social media. Mainstream news outlets from the Washington Post to TIME Magazine all seem to be fascinated with LeBron’s hairline. The Bleacher Report received 721,000 views from an article focused solely on its return. The writer Dan Carson began the article with this quip: “Hold up. Wait. Stop the record, Dre. We need to talk about something crucially important to the social fabric — specifically, we need to discuss the state of the…
  • STD app may change the way people get test results

    Blue Telusma
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    In the 90s, AOL users would get “You’ve Got Mail” notifications in their inboxes — now, in 2014, doctors may be delivering news like “You’ve got Chlamydia” through an app. In a move that is sure to start a trend, an app called Healthvana would allow health care practitioners to send HIV and STD results right to their patient’s phones. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the largest HIV/AIDS organizations in the U.S., has been piloting Healthvana in three of their testing locations with promising results. To date, 66 percent of patients have logged in to check their results…
  • Paternity test reportedly confirms Mathew Knowles has fathered another child

    theGrio
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Beyoncé’s father/former manager Mathew Knowles is a baby daddy … again. According to the results of a paternity test obtained by TMZ, Knowles has fathered yet another illegitimate child. The test confirms that Knowles is the biological father of lingerie model-turned real estate agent TaQoya Branscomb’s child. Branchcomb, who currently resides in Houston, is now eligible to file a request for Knowles to begin paying child support. According to reports, the embattled music exec is currently struggling to pay child support to his other baby mama, Alexsandra Wright. Knowles…
  • Peterson’s mom: ‘When you whip those you love, it’s not abuse, it’s about love’

    theGrio
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Count Adrian Peterson’s mom Bonita Jackson in the pro-spanking category. Jackson told the Houston Chronicle it was “never” Peterson’s intent “to hurt his son.” Jackson told the paper’s Cindy Horswellshe and Peterson’s father, Nelson Peterson, were “big disciplinarians.” Jackson said her son “wants to be a good father,” but is “not perfect.” The Chronicle reports Peterson has six total children with different mothers. Two of his children live in Texas, where Peterson is from. Jackson continued: When you…
  • Jada Pinkett Smith turns 43, see her changing looks

    Chris Witherspoon
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Jada Pinkett-Smith turns 43 today. The wife of Will Smith and mother of two began her acting career in 1991 where she starred in shows like True Colors, Moe’s World, Doogie Howser and A Different World and later appeared in blockbuster films including Jason’s Lyric, The Nutty Professor, Set It Off and Scream 2. In honor of the Gotham star’s birthday, People magazine has created a time warp with images, showing her changing looks through the years. What’s your favorite Jada Pinkett-Smith look?
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Bedrocktoberfest 2014

    Artemis Thomas-Hansard
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner takes over Echo Park's "massive music mecca" Bedrock.LA as he curates the second annual Bedrocktoberfest. The complete lineup had yet to be revealed at press time but the few acts that have been announced are reason enough to check it out: Deap Vally and... by Artemis Thomas-Hansard Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner takes over Echo Park's "massive music mecca" Bedrock.LA as he curates the second annual Bedrocktoberfest. The complete lineup had yet to be revealed at press time but the few acts that have been announced are reason enough to check it out:…
  • Miranda Lee Richards, Paula Frazer, Bart Davenport

    Falling James
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Miranda Lee Richards is that rarity among singer-songwriters, able to coo beautifully lulling ballads without drifting off into easy-listening bathos. She once sang the most endearingly spectral version of "Dandelion" this side of The Rolling Stones, and her gentle, original songs on 2001's The Hereafter and 2009's Light of X... by Falling James Miranda Lee Richards is that rarity among singer-songwriters, able to coo beautifully lulling ballads without drifting off into easy-listening bathos. She once sang the most endearingly spectral version of "Dandelion" this side of The Rolling Stones,…
  • Sunset Strip Music Festival

    Lily Moayeri
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the last seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has gone from veteran, hard-rock Strip bands to indie-oriented, international acts whose reputations weren't established 30 years ago. The intention of the festival remains the same: the preservation and promotion of the legendary, raunchy reputation of the Strip. Festivalgoers will... by Lily Moayeri Over the last seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has gone from veteran, hard-rock Strip bands to indie-oriented, international acts whose reputations weren't established 30 years ago. The intention of the festival remains the…
  • Tournament of Nerds!: Tournament of Champions!

    Liz Ohanesian
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    At the monthly Tournament of Nerds!, the pop culture–obsessed test their oratory skills in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade audience, with celebrity guest judges contributing to the discourse. Hosted by Justin Donaldson and Hal Rudnick, competitors debate the merits of film and TV characters, historical figures, maybe even the... by Liz Ohanesian At the monthly Tournament of Nerds!, the pop culture–obsessed test their oratory skills in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade audience, with celebrity guest judges contributing to the discourse. Hosted by Justin Donaldson and Hal Rudnick,…
  • Bobby McFerrin

    Tom Meek
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin has gone on to perform and record with major artists including Chick Corea, Yo-Yo Ma and Living Colour... by Tom Meek Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin has gone on to perform and record…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Airline Passenger Seating

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Airline Passenger Seating PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: airline, passenger, seating, crowded, seat, back, tray, profits, travel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - ISIS vs. Western Modernity

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: ISIS vs. Western Modernity PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 KEYWORDS: isis, is, isil, islamic, state, caliphate, iraq, syria, modernity, western, beheading, journalist, youtube, video Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Plastic Garbage Patch

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Plastic Garbage Patch PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: pacific, ocean, great, garbage, patch, pollution, environment, plastic Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Ferguson Missouri Police

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Ferguson Missouri Police PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: ferguson, missouri, police, riots, shooting, militarization, overreaction, protests, looting Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Back to Iraq

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Back to Iraq PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: iraq, quagmire, ISIS, IS, ISIL, islamic, state, sunnis, shiites, civil, war, usa, military, bomb Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Bedrocktoberfest 2014

    Artemis Thomas-Hansard
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner takes over Echo Park's "massive music mecca" Bedrock.LA as he curates the second annual Bedrocktoberfest. The complete lineup had yet to be revealed at press time but the few acts that have been announced are reason enough to check it out: Deap Vally and... by Artemis Thomas-Hansard Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner takes over Echo Park's "massive music mecca" Bedrock.LA as he curates the second annual Bedrocktoberfest. The complete lineup had yet to be revealed at press time but the few acts that have been announced are reason enough to check it out:…
  • Miranda Lee Richards, Paula Frazer, Bart Davenport

    Falling James
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Miranda Lee Richards is that rarity among singer-songwriters, able to coo beautifully lulling ballads without drifting off into easy-listening bathos. She once sang the most endearingly spectral version of "Dandelion" this side of The Rolling Stones, and her gentle, original songs on 2001's The Hereafter and 2009's Light of X... by Falling James Miranda Lee Richards is that rarity among singer-songwriters, able to coo beautifully lulling ballads without drifting off into easy-listening bathos. She once sang the most endearingly spectral version of "Dandelion" this side of The Rolling Stones,…
  • Sunset Strip Music Festival

    Lily Moayeri
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the last seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has gone from veteran, hard-rock Strip bands to indie-oriented, international acts whose reputations weren't established 30 years ago. The intention of the festival remains the same: the preservation and promotion of the legendary, raunchy reputation of the Strip. Festivalgoers will... by Lily Moayeri Over the last seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has gone from veteran, hard-rock Strip bands to indie-oriented, international acts whose reputations weren't established 30 years ago. The intention of the festival remains the…
  • Tournament of Nerds!: Tournament of Champions!

    Liz Ohanesian
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    At the monthly Tournament of Nerds!, the pop culture–obsessed test their oratory skills in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade audience, with celebrity guest judges contributing to the discourse. Hosted by Justin Donaldson and Hal Rudnick, competitors debate the merits of film and TV characters, historical figures, maybe even the... by Liz Ohanesian At the monthly Tournament of Nerds!, the pop culture–obsessed test their oratory skills in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade audience, with celebrity guest judges contributing to the discourse. Hosted by Justin Donaldson and Hal Rudnick,…
  • Bobby McFerrin

    Tom Meek
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin has gone on to perform and record with major artists including Chick Corea, Yo-Yo Ma and Living Colour... by Tom Meek Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin has gone on to perform and record…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Man charged with arson for starting the King Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    The El Dorado County Sheriff’s office has arrested a man for intentionally starting what has become the 73,184-acre King Fire west of Lake Tahoe, California. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, of Pollock Pines was charged Thursday morning with a single count of arson of forest land. The charges include a special allegation — arson with aggravating factors. The complaint said those factors are: A firefighter, peace officer, or other emergency personnel suffered great bodily injury as a result of the offense. Wayne Allen Huntsman The criminal complaint, below, shows four past felonies,…
  • Fire retardant paint saved a structure? Nope.

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    I received an email that listed some fire-related news articles, and one of the headlines got my attention: Fire Retardant Paint Saved Calif. Timber Mill Building The link took me to an article at Firehouse.com that the website lifted from the Associated Press, and sure enough, there was that headline. I had never heard of paint saving a building from a wildfire, so I was quite curious. I quickly scanned the article looking for how a building was saved by paint, and didn’t see it, so I read the whole thing more carefully. It was referring to the Boles Fire that burned 150 structures in…
  • Three accident reports: two heavy equipment rollovers and a bucking incident

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center has posted three Rapid Lesson Sharing reports. The photos above are from two rollovers of heavy equipment, a forwarder and a hydro ax. Click on the image to see a larger version. The photo below is from a report on a serious bucking accident in which two people were injured. Both were transported to a hospital, one in an ambulance and the other in a helicopter. As Sgt. Phil Esterhaus said, “Let’s be careful out there.”  
  • Wildfire smoke map, September 18, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Map showing the distribution of smoke from wildfires, September 18, 2014. The darkest plume is from the King Fire west of Lake Tahoe in California. Map courtesy of Weatherunderground. (click to enlarge) When the King Fire in California ran 16 miles for an additional 52,400 acres on Wednesday, it put up a very large plume of smoke that is affecting air quality in Boise, Idaho this morning.
  • King Fire almost triples in size

    Bill Gabbert
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The King Fire west of Lake Tahoe in California grew from 18,544 acres to 70,944 acres on Wednesday, almost tripling in size in 24 hours, running for 16 miles through the El Dorado National Forest. It is now between Hell Hole and French Meadows Reservoirs in Placer County, 12 miles from Olympic Valley, 13 miles from the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and 20 miles from Truckee. Map of the King Fire. The red line is the perimeter just after midnight early Thursday morning, 9-18-2014. The yellow line is from about 24 hours before. (click to enlarge) Evacuations have affected 2,155 people. The El…
 
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Hunting Boko Haram

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • 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 […]
  • Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics

    Scott Clark
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The chamber’s survey found 10 percent of businesses with more than 50 employees were considering offering health care at their place of business. Scott & White, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is using the data to help plan for the future.
  • Scott & White Memorial Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

    Deontrea Jones
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    TEMPLE, Texas – Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, was honored in the 2014 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. According to Becker’s, organizations who made this year’s list are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes […]
  • Dr. William Rayburn to be honored by Texas A&M College of Medicine

    Scott Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Dr. Rayburn will be honored at the College of Medicine donor recognition dinner at Traditions Country Club in Bryan. Mike Middleton, M.D, a College of Medicine Alumni Association trustee, will present the award. He was selected based on his community and medical education achievements.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Who likes whom in the Middle East? Key players & relationships

    david
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    An interactive visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & Univers Lab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by our dataviz software VizSweet. » Explore the visualisation » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_MiddleEast about this image This is an interactive remake of a prototype image from my first book, Information is Beautiful (2009). And part of a series of graphics exploring different facets of Islam. This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a…
  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

    david
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    That’s the sound of an author seeing their book for the first time… Just received the first physical copy of mine, Knowledge is Beautiful. Watch me ‘unbox’ it live. Will I laugh? Or cry? Direct link to the video pre-order If you like, feel free to order from these outlets » UK edition – out Sep 25th (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off!) » US edition – Oct 14th (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) » Edition francais – Nov 6th (Amazon FR)
  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

    david
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Get your dataviz entries into this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards by midnight EST September 8th. Enter here. Thanks to our beloved sponsors, Kantar, we’re running a non-profit endeavour and have a $28,000 prize pot to share across six categories and five special awards. Last year’s awards was a big hit. Hundreds of entries from around the globe. Loads of coverage for the winners and those listed. Check out the new informationisbeautifulawards.com for deets. Can you help us? Seen any great dataviz and infographic work this year? Suggest something you’ve liked…
  • Knowledge is Beautiful, my new book

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. See the insides as I ‘unbox’ it live Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

    david
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years. What are the major causes? Which year was the worse? What’s the overall pattern? How safe is modern aviation? » See the visualisation Created by our commercial @IIBStudio label for BBC Future. Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
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  • Want to act with Hrithik Roshan? Here’s your chance!

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    There have been million hearts which have secretly hoped to someday share screen space with Hrithik Roshan. And now, Mountain Dew is all set to launch acampaign which will give such dreams the wings to fly! Titled ‘Mountain Dew Heroes Wanted, the campaign is targeted at the youth, the age bracket that the brand mostly caters to. As a result of the campaign, the team would select three winners who will eventually get an opportunity to feature in a short action film with Hrithik himself. The beverage brand is looking out for individuals who swear by the brand’s tagline…
  • 10 Ultimate girlfriend mysteries solved!

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    And yet, your lady (or the lady you want) can still confound you with wants and needs you just don’t understand.Is there some way to hack into this FOS (Female Operating System)? Maybe an online translator that can interpret the language of the modern girlfriend?Well, we can’t explain every inexplicable thing she does. But we can highlight the most familiar (no doubt) scenarios and give you a cross-sectioned, 3-D snapshot of her brain at that moment along with a little bonus perspective.Here, the top 10 confounding girlfriend mysteries, defounded: Mystery No. 1: She wears killer…
  • Six awful things you can say to a guy

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Things were going swimmingly well until your last outburst. He has suddenly gone into a shell and snapped all communication with you. You fear having meandered into a forbidden territory, and that things might never be the same again. But still can’t point at what exactly went wrong? One scathing remark is all it takes to shut him down, so even while you are in the middle of a serious fight, remember your vocabulary is key. Jesting about his mom, reminding him of an ex, are just some of the terrible things you can ever say to him. And in so doing create lasting scars in your…
  • Have you done troga yet?

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    The first time you might have heard of Troga was in a sitcom, where one character, Mitch, asks the other character Claire who’s on a treadmill, “You never heard of Troga?” Since then, in the past one year, it has become one of the most popular forms of workout and has got an amazing number of practitioners in the West. It is one of the many spinoffs of the yoga forms, which includes bike asana, spin yoga session and striking yoga poses on the treadmill. Says Anandi Rai, a yoga expert who also conducts classes online, “Troga is a combination of resistance training and…
  • Dessert recipe: Kulhad ki kheer

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1litre milk 100g sugar 2tbsp samai rice ½ cup mixed dry fruits sliced pistachios and a few rose petals for garnish 1tsp elaichi powder 6 kulhad (earthen bowls) Method Wash and soak the kulhad. Wash the samai rice soak in water. Soak the dry fruits in water. Bring the milk to a boil. Cook the milk till the milk thickens a little. Add the rice and cook on slow fire till the kheer thickens. Add the sugar and cook till it thickens stirring constantly to avoid burning. Add the dry fruits and elaichi powder and remove…
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  • Scotland votes “no” on independence, will remain in the UK

    media
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    People wait for the result outside the Scottish Parliament as voting in the referendum closes on September 18, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scotland. Polls have now closed in the Scottish referendum and the United Kingdom await the results of this historic vote. With a substantial turnout at the polling stations the vote is too close to call and the result is expected in the early hours of Friday morning. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images The results of the Scottish independence referendum are in, and the answer is no. The referendum asked only a single question: Should Scotland…
  • Remembering Keith ‘Seven-Footer’ Mullings

    media
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    By Harold A Williams The Grand Bahama Sports Council joins with the Grand Bahama Basketball community in offering condolences on the passing of Keith R Mullings this past weekend. Grand Bahama has lost a sports legend and we will forever remember Keith “Seven Footer” Mullings and the game he loved. An avid athlete during his younger days, Keith contributed much to the game of basketball on Grand Bahama both at the local and national level. He was one of the pioneer players who helped to develop the YMCA basketball league while playing for the Citi Bank Chargers. Coached by the legendary…
  • Grand Bahama Public Service Week Celebration Plans Gear Up

    media
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Standing from left: Gerald Rolle, Parliamentary Registration Department; Janet Russell, Port Department; Elkenny Lockhart, Retiree; Donna Bastian, Post Office; Sandra Smith RBPF; John Fraser, Grand Bahama Health Service; Lotoya Mcphee, Judical Department; Patrice Gibson, Department of Agriculture; Dorothy King Rolle, Immigration Department. FREEPORT, The Bahamas – The Northern Region Public Service Week Planning Committee, in celebration of the 15th Annual Public Service Week and Recognition of Retirees under the theme, “Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the…
  • Bahamian Gymnasts invited to Pan Am Toronto 2015

    media
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Representatives from The Bahamas Gymnastics Federation are to take part in the Pan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada in 2015. It is the first time that The Bahamas has been invited in Gymnastics to the high-level regional competition and comes after Gymnastics was among the smaller Olympic sports in The Bahamas selected by The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) to participate in the Pan American Sports Festival. BOC Secretary General Romell Knowles said that “the invitation to Pan Am Games for gymnastics is a dividend return from Bahamas Olympics’ decision to invest in some of…
  • Bahamian Volleyball players polishing skills under renowned Brazilian coach

    media
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bahamian Volleyball players polishing skills under renowned Brazilian coach. Elite Bahamian volleyball players and national team members will benefit from a month of practice clinics under renowned Brazilian coach Augusto Sabbatini. Coach Sabbatini is in The Bahamas as a result of sponsorship by the International Volleyball Federation and NORCECA, the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation, through The Bahamas Olympic Committee. Coach Sabbatini praised The Bahamas Volleyball team and its “high quality players and high potential”. Bahamas Volleyball has had…
 
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  • President dismisses Finlandisation claims

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    President Sauli Niinistö has refuted claims by the leader of the Green League, Ville Niinistö, that the government’s approval of a new, Russian-built nuclear power plant resembles Finland’s Cold-War policy of Soviet appeasement.However the President refused to be drawn on whether Ville Niinistö – his nephew – had gone too far in making his claims in the Financial Times this week that Finland’s actions smacked of Russian appeasement, known as Finlandisation.”We have a clear policy, which in no way constitutes Finlandisation,” the President told Yle on Friday.On Thursday the…
  • Vandals target Finns Party's Helsinki office

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    The vandals behind the attack moved in the wee hours of Thursday morning, shattering the windows of the Finns Party's office space on Hämeentie in Helsinki. A lengthy statement rationalising the attack was posted on the informal news website Takku, claiming that the authors had "shattered to pieces the front windows of the Finns Party's promotional space on Hämeentie in Vallila, Helsinki".Finns Party spokesman Matti Putkonen told Yle that apart from the windows, computers had also been broken. However there were no reports of personal injury.Finns Party officials up security…
  • Turku shipyard sale approved by competition authorities

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    The sale of the Turku shipyard to German shipbuilder Meyer Werft concluded on Friday, as German competition authorities accepted the deal. The move means the docks – formerly owned by Korean operators STX – will henceforth be known as Meyer Werft Turku, and will come under the direction of the company’s CEO Jan Meyer. The Finnish state will hold a 30 percent stake in the yard. The cost of the deal has not been made public.Most importantly for the town of Turku, however, the sale puts an end to a long period of uncertainty and threatened redundancies. The takeover brings the promise of…
  • Finland to join effort to defuse Islamic State threat

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    A plan outlined by the ministerial committee and President Niinistö will see Finland take part in an international effort to defuse the threat posed by the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.However Finland’s role will not involve providing military support or engaging in any form of combat.Following a meeting Friday cabinet’s foreign and security policy ministerial committee along with President Niinistö declared that Finland supports a broad-based international coalition, a wide range of measures and a long-term strategy in the fight against the Islamic State.On Thursday US…
  • Greens’ Niinistö: We should have quit four years ago

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    The head of the Green League, who walked his party out of government on Thursday in opposition to a proposed new nuclear reactor, has said his party should have quit four years ago.Ville Niinistö, who until yesterday was also Environment Minister, announced yesterday that his party would no longer stay in cabinet following a ministerial vote to approve a licence for energy company Fennovoima to build a new nuclear power station in Pyhäjoki, western Finland.Today Niinstö told Yle’s breakfast show that his party made an error in not quitting the government back in 2010 when an…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Cult of the talentless hipster

    thuudung
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The music, the beards, the lack of talent: Are you fed up with hipster culture? Fine. But you have only yourself to blame for its ubiquity… more
  • History of the color green

    thuudung
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    How can one shade evoke sickness, hope, hazard, the supernatural? Colors are uncertain things, green not least among them… more
  • Why I Hope to Die at 75

    thuudung
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Americans are a people obsessed with living longer, a misguided and destructive obsession, says Ezekiel Emanuel. He wants to die at 75… more
  • End of Britishness

    thuudung
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Would Scottish independence be the end of Britishness? “If it survives at all, it will become narrow, eccentric, strident and romantic,” says Ian Jack… more
  • Men, Mars; Women, Venus

    thuudung
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    We start our embryonic lives as females, so how different can the sexes really be? Very, says Lewis Wolpert. Not least in how we think, play, and write… more
 
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  • Ralph Nader: Damaging Our Country From Wars Of Choice – OpEd

    Ralph Nader
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    By Ralph Nader The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq (and soon Syria) to, in President Obama’s words, “degrade and destroy ISIS.” The Republican Party, led by war-at-any-cost Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, wants a bigger military buildup which can only mean U.S. soldiers on the ground. Here they go again. Another result of Bush’s war in Iraq. Washington has already expended thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of American injuries and illnesses, and over a million Iraqi lives. The achievement: the slaying or…
  • Deputies Investigating Occupational Death‏ In Mill City

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    By Albany Tribune Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a death at Freres Lumber in the 47000 block of Lyons Mill City drive, Mill City, that occurred last night at 11:10 p.m. Millwright Bryan Dodge, 33 yrs from Mill City, was repairing a wood press when it activated and crushed him. The Mill City Fire Department responded to the lumber mill and confirmed the death. The Linn County Deputies are being assisted with the investigation by the Linn County Medical Examiner and OSHA (Oregon Occupational Safety & Heath). Weddles Funeral Home transported Dodge to…
  • Cattle Crossing Highway Help OSP Trooper Find Missing, Elderly Eugene Man in Burns

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune Oregon State Police (OSP), with the unexpected help of a group of cattle crossing Highway 20 in Burns, found a missing, elderly 87-year old Eugene man early Thursday afternoon. According to Sergeant Brian Williams, on Thursday at approximately 12:14 p.m., Warren “Spud” Tucker, age 87, was spotted in his 2006 Ford Focus by OSP Senior Trooper Tim Thomas in Burns while traffic was stopped on Highway 20 for cattle crossing the road. OSP was on the look out for Tucker after being notified of an attempt to locate for his vehicle that reportedly left Bend this morning,…
  • Former OSU Employee Arrested Following OSP Investigation Into Selling University-Owned Mobile Phones, Devices

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    By Albany Tribune A former Oregon State University (OSU) employee turned herself in to Oregon State Police (OSP) Thursday after warrants were issued following an indictment related to selling university-owned cellphones during her employment. On September 18, 2014, former OSU employee Christina Marie Adams, age 49, from Eugene, turned herself in to OSP at the Springfield Area Command office after being notified of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for her arrest. Adams was arrested and lodged at the Benton County Jail on charges of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Official…
  • No-questions-asked ‘Prescription Drug Take-Back’ for Oak Grove residents

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    By Albany Tribune The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will hold a no-questions-asked “Prescription Drug Take-Back” on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lodge Sanitary (14611 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267) Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver’s-side door. Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they’re no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the…
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  • Endemol Studios Signs Byron Balasco For Its First Overall Deal

    Nellie Andreeva
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Byron Balasco, creator and showrunner of DirecTV's upcoming original series Kingdom, has inked an overall deal with the production company behind the MMA drama, Endemol Studios (Hell On Wheels), ahead of Kingdom's Oct. 8 premiere. This marks Endemol North America's scripted studio operation's first writer/producer overall deal. Under the two-year pact, Balasco will continue to serve as executive producer and showrunner of Kingdom while developing and supervising new…
  • Scotland Votes To Remain In The UK: Political Changes Loom, Effect On Film & TV Biz Uncertain

    Nancy Tartaglione
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    There are 31 of 32 districts reporting on the Scottish vote for independence. A phenomenal 86% voter turnout is estimated, and the result saw 1.6M voters in favor of separating from the United Kingdom — curiously Glasgow was pro, Edninburgh was con. But the vote is split at 45% Yes and 55% No, a far closer result than was expected when the referendum was initially floated. In the run-up to the vote, I ran down the potential effects of a Yes. While the fate of the BBC…
  • ‘Red Band Society’ Bus Ads Pulled Over Offensive Language Referring To Octavia Spencer

    The Deadline Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Here's the latest flap involving marketing for a new TV show that has offended some L.A. citizens. Metro Los Angeles today yanked ads for Fox's Red Band Society from its buses today after activists complained about offensive language. The ad features the cast of the hospital drama with mini-captions like “Coma Boy” and “The Player.” But the one that rankled folks was next to the photo of Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, labeling her “Scary Bitch.” So they've been pulled…
  • Hot Trailer: Christoph Waltz & Amy Adams In Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

    The Deadline Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Here's the first trailer for Tim Burton's biopic about the couple whose paintings became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations in the 1950s and early '60s. Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane, whose paintings of large-eyed children were hawked in gas stations and just about every five-and-dime store. He got all the fame, but she was the real artist of the family. Scott Alexander and Larry…
  • Nick Cave, Terry Gilliam, Kevin Smith Films Among 14 Specialty Debuts

    Brian Brooks
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Films from notables Nick Cave, Kevin Smith and Terry Gilliam, and another featuring Downton Abbey vet Dan Stevens are helping fill this weekend's box office, despite studio blockbuster debuts for The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You. In all, 14 specialty films are debuting this weekend, at the front edge of awards season and the time of year when “serious” films hit the screens left and right. We have The Guest, with Stevens; The Zero Theorem by Gilliam; Smith's T…
 
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  • Coke Life lands a blow against sugar, but its worthy credentials could still be trouble

    Stephanos Anastasiadis, Lecturer in Sustainability at Royal Holloway
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Greeener than thou? RiveraNotario, CC BYCoca Cola has begun carefully rolling out its green-labelled “Life” brand, filling its iconic hour-glass bottles with a new fizzy drink which has nearly a third fewer calories than Coke Original. It is a useful win for anti-sugar campaigners but the strategy brings all kinds of risks for the Atlanta-based soft drinks giant. There is a rising tide against sugar consumption and its links to obesity and ill-health. Mexico – one of the leading soft drinks markets, but a country where 9% of the population suffer from type-2 diabetes – has already…
  • Map shows #indyref Yes vote was urban working-class revolt

    Neil McGarvey, Politics Lecturer at Strathclyde University
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    How Scotland voted: click on a council to see number of Yes and No votes. In 28 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas there was a majority in favour of No. The writing was on the wall as soon as the result was declared for Clackmannanshire in central Scotland. If Yes couldn’t win there – an area with a healthy Scottish National Party support base – it was not going to come anywhere near gaining a majority. The large No majorities then rolled in from the islands, lowlands and central belt council areas. Any geographical analysis must clearly state that in the vast bulk of Scotland’s…
  • North of England bears the health brunt of measures devised in London

    David Taylor-Robinson, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at University of Liverpool
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Solution to a London problem. Pickersgill Reef, CC BY-NC-SAA consequence of the momentous debates unfolding following the Scottish referendum is the growing call for the north of England to be given greater control over how resources are used to tackle regional inequalities within England. The north of England has long suffered from the problem of “the north-south divide”. One manifestation of this is the highly visible health divide between north and south. The north suffers much poorer health than the rest of England, with lower life expectancy and earlier onset of chronic illness and…
  • Alibaba investors gamble on rise of 'ecosystem internet' in record breaking IPO

    Qing Wang, Professor of Marketing and Innovation, Associate Dean (Internationalisation), Warwick Business School at University of Warwick
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma gets thumbs up from investors. EPA/YMAlibaba shares will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange in a record-breaking initial public offering(IPO) which could end up raising US$25 billion. Investors have bought into a new kind of internet company – an ecosystem more than a service – which came out of a frenetic battle between emerging Chinese internet giants. Their gamble is that CEO Jack Ma can make an Asian ecosystem work in the West. As the largest internet company in China, it will become the 8th most valuable technology company in the world, behind the likes…
  • Scottish vote gives UK a chance to repair itself – but it’s a big job

    Eunice Goes, Associate Professor of Communications at Richmond American International University
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    For years, Westminster politicians justified their neglect of constitutional issues by saying there are no votes in the constitution. In other words, voters are not really that interested in knowing how they are governed. But David Cameron’s statement in the wake of Scotland’s No vote suggests that this rather condescending view is about to change. The prime minister has promised a “balanced settlement” for the UK, in which the rights of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be “respected and enhanced”. This is a more measured and ambitious response than the panicky…
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  • UK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotland

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and welfare.
  • UVU students break new ground in commercial music

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Sonic Exchange’s rehearsal space goes far beyond the usual college band room. Rows of lights hang high above the raised stage at one end of the room. Speakers surround the performance area, wi…
  • Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known artist dissident Ai Weiwei blasted his country's Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.
  • Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are trying to flush the man they suspect of killing a trooper out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.
  • Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-c…
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  • jtotheizzoe: staff: Today’s the day. The day you help save the...

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    jtotheizzoe: staff: Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined. Ready?  Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you. (Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.) Don’t just scroll past this. So you don’t…
  • savagemike: Features Of The New Apple Watch "Discreet, but not...

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    savagemike: Features Of The New Apple Watch "Discreet, but not so discreet that anyone would mistake it for a regular watch"
  • Reflection by fundraiser: Why Esquire put "The Falling Man" behind a paywall

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Reflection by fundraiser: Why Esquire put "The Falling Man" behind a paywall: Esquire ties one of the darkest stories it has ever written, a tale about an unknown man who jumped from the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago, with another story of weighty importance—the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State. Its goal—to create something positive from both experiences through a paywall, all proceeds from which will go to a scholarship in Foley’s name. Tom Junod’s “The Falling Man” has been read by nearly 20 million people since we first published…
  • "You are not safe. You need to get out of where you are as soon as possible before these people harm..."

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    “You are not safe. You need to get out of where you are as soon as possible before these people harm you. Thank you for inventing Bitcoin.” - Someone appears to have hacked Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s account on the PHP Foundation website, leading to a cryptic message claiming that the anonymous enigma has been doxxed. (Nakamoto first posted his idea for Bitcoin on the site back in 2009, then disappeared shortly thereafter.) Clearly, Leah McGrath Goodman did it.
  • Sarasota Came Up With the Worst Possible Solution for Homelessness

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Sarasota Came Up With the Worst Possible Solution for Homelessness: This is the new “if a tree falls in a forest” question: If people become homeless and are then shipped out of town, does the town have a homelessness problem at all? This isn’t a solution. | Follow micdotcom NIMBYism at its worst.
 
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  • Pennsylvania: “Books, Archives Survive in Chilly Home: Secrets of the Pa. Capitol”

    Gary Price
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    From Pennlive.com: Ben Franklin’s newspaper containing an account about his electrifying kite experiment. A list of scenes from the 1934 adventure flick “Tarzan and His Mate” that were deemed unfit for Pennsylvanians to view. The original survey of land done for John Harris where the state Capitol Complex sits. These are just some of the hidden gems stored in two places where Pennsylvania holds its state treasures – the State Library’s Rare Collections Library and the State Archives. Staff at both places graciously took the time to describe some of the documents,…
  • Full Text Report Provides Intro/Overview to Ebook Preservation

    Gary Price
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    The report linked below was released as part of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Technology Watch series. Title Preserving eBooks (DPC Technology Watch Report 14-01; June 2014) Authors Amy Kirchhoff Portico Sheila Morrissey Ithaka S+R Source Digital Preservation Coalition Abstract This report discusses current developments and issues with which public, national, and higher education libraries, publishers, aggregators, and preservation institutions must contend to ensure long-term access to eBook content. These issues include legal questions about the use, reuse, sharing and…
  • Oregon: Book Ignites Controversy at School Board Meeting

    Gary Price
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    From the AP (via Seattle P-I) The story of a young woman growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution ignited controversy at an Oregon school board meeting. Some parents complained Tuesday night that students should not be allowed to read the book “Persepolis” without parental approval. The novel by Marjane Satrapi contains coarse language and scenes of torture, and it’s in high school libraries within the Three Rivers School District in southwest Oregon. [Clip] Vikki Johnson, meanwhile, said she would pull her children out of the district if they came home with a book…
  • Super Cool! Take a Drone’s Eye Video Tour of the Revitalized Toronto Reference Library

    Gary Price
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    We post many items about the Toronto Public Library, Canadian libraries in general, and Canadian web resources on infoDOCKET. Toronto, or if you like baggage tag abbreviations or songs by Rush, YYZ, is one of our favorite cities in a country with many wonderful cities, locations with off the charts natural beauty, and of course superb libraries. I wear the label of “Canadaphile” very proudly. I could go on for hours on this topic but I’ll end it here. What’s New at the Toronto Public Library? The Toronto Public Library is one of the world’s busiest urban library…
  • New Content Added to DPLA: Metadata For 100,000 Digitized Art History Items from Getty Research Institute

    Gary Price
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A busy week for new content at the Digital Public Library of America. On Tuesday we posted about records from the GPO and the Medical Heritage Library being added to the database. Today, news that 100,000 digitized art history items from the Getty Research Institute are now available via the DPLA database. From The Getty Iris: As a DPLA content hub, the Getty Research Institute has contributed metadata—information that enables search and retrieval of material—for nearly 100,000 digital images, documentary photograph collections, archives, and books dating from the 1400s to today. We’ve…
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  • Heated Battle for U.S. Senate Draws Deluge of Outside Group Ads, Most Are Dark Money

    fulltextreports
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Heated Battle for U.S. Senate Draws Deluge of Outside Group Ads, Most Are Dark Money Source: Wesleyan Media Project With prognosticators giving even odds that Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate after this November’s elections, outside groups are taking notice. Almost 52 percent of ads aired in favor of Republican candidates have been sponsored […]
  • Cost of Vision Problems to Reach $717 Billion by 2050

    fulltextreports
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cost of Vision Problems to Reach $717 Billion by 2050 Source: Prevent Blindness As the U.S. population ages, the number of those with eye disease and vision problems will continue to spiral upward. A new report released by Prevent Blindness, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” predicts more than […]
  • Federal Reserve Board publishes report containing summary information on debit card transactions in 2013

    fulltextreports
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Federal Reserve Board publishes report containing summary information on debit card transactions in 2013 Source: Federal Reserve Board The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday published a report containing summary information on the volume and value, interchange fee revenue, certain issuer costs, and fraud losses related to debit card transactions in 2013. The report is the […]
  • Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained Below the National Average in 2013

    fulltextreports
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained Below the National Average in 2013 Source: National Science Foundation In 2013, an estimated 837,900 individuals in the United States held research doctoral degrees in science, engineering, and health (SEH) fields, an increase of 4.0% from 2010. Of these individuals, approximately 735,900 were in the labor force, which […]
  • World Alzheimer Report 2014: Dementia and Risk Reduction

    fulltextreports
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    World Alzheimer Report 2014: Dementia and Risk Reduction Source: Alzheimer’s Disease International The World Alzheimer Report 2014, Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors critically examines the evidence for the existence of modifiable risk factors for dementia. It focuses on sets of potential modifiable risk factors in four key domains: developmental, […]
 
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  • Week in review: Detroit was a hotbed of events, conferences, celebrity appearances

    Karen Dybis
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Detroit naysayers, haters and otherwise unaware ostriches: If you think the city hasn’t crossed that all-importing tipping point where progress trumps ruin and decay, then you should think about selling all your stuff and moving. Because if you  haven’t been to this new Detroit – this exciting, jubilant, argumentative and boastful in the best possible way city – then you’re just plain old missing out. And that’s a crying shame. Because the last week in Detroit was glorious. It was impressive. It was a dang hotbed of activity. And that’s just the way it’s going to be from now…
  • A quick look at where Detroit’s going

    Cindy Pasky
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    This week’s Detroit Homecoming is all about showing expats what’s been accomplished in our city and the possibilities its future holds. What has been done is remarkable and where we are going is exciting. We have more than three-quarters of a billion dollars of investment coming into Downtown through 2016. Those dollars and the developments they will generate will create 10,000 new apartments and 400 new retail stores and will increase the number of Downtown employees from 85,000 today to 100,000 … all by 2020. They will also make Downtown more walkable, light up our storefronts at…
  • MSU grad’s 52 Cups of Coffee blog and book provides a bit of guidance for life’s uncertainties

    Karen Dybis
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    From the dedication on Megan Gebhart’s new book, “52 Cups of Coffee,” you know you’re in for something saucy and different. “Dedicated to my parents,” the Michigan State University grad writes, “for trusting me to talk to strangers.” Gebhart started a stellar journey in 2010. That is when the MSU senior decided to challenge herself based on a quote she read. It went something like this: “Who you are in five years depends on the people you meet and the books you read.” She was still pondering those words when she met with a fellow student named Brett, who it turns out was a…
  • 100 Black Men and Focus: HOPE help Detroit fathers become extraordinary

    Jerome Espy
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Fatherhood is the focus of an initiative in Detroit started by the group 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit with support from Focus: HOPE. The “Extraordinary Fathers Academy of Detroit at Focus Hope” is looking to strengthen families by empowering fathers with tangible skills. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Fatherhood Initiative, 24 million children in America, or about one out of three children, now live in homes without their biological fathers. The initial class is helping 17 men that are clients of Focus: HOPE’s various training…
  • Techonomy Detroit aims to launch discussions on jobs, urban revival and competitiveness

    Karen Dybis
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    For David Kirkpatrick, the third time is definitely the charm for his Techonomy conference in Detroit. Why? Because he sees the city, its prospects and its relationship to technology growing stronger every year he’s been coming here. Asa Mathat And that’s awesome news for the city, the state and the region. Because having a conference such as Techonomy Detroit allows new conversations, friendships and partnerships to develop. It spurs innovation. It creates ideas. It strengthens bonds. And, most of all, it tells the world that Detroit and Michigan are open for business, investment and new…
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  • Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits high school in California to raise tech awareness

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
      Facebook Inc., the largest online social network service in the world, is obviously pushing additional efforts to secure future talents as the jobs market will soon welcome new wave of graduates. According to NBC’s Bay Area news, the Menlo Park-based tech giant recently visited Sequoia High School in Redwood City where Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attended and shared inspiring words including some words to convince high school students to learn how to code. Zuckerberg told students that understanding the technology, computers and other innovations is going to be…
  • Apple enables iCloud Drive on Windows PC, weeks ahead of the Mac OS X Yosemite update

    Jon Kristian Coa
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Windows PC users with iPhone or iPad can now enjoy Apple’s version of Google Drive or Dropbox — the Cupertino-based tech company’s so-called iCloud Drive. Surprisingly, Apple has decided to enable the cloud storage and syncing service for Windows users, just days after it launched the iOS 8 mobile operating system which supports the feature out of the box. Windows users now have the access to the iCloud Drive, and they’re weeks ahead of Mac users who are still required to wait for the Mac OS X Yosemite update in order to activate the feature on their OS X-powered computers. First…
  • Google to continue testing driverless car prototypes after getting California permit

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Search engine giant Google can finally continue testing its driverless car systems in California after the state issued permits on Tuesday. In addition to Google, Audi and Mercedes-Benz also obtained the same permit allowing self-driving cars to run on California roads. California implemented regulations to protect people on streets and roads where big companies are testing their new technologies. First reported by SF Gate, the permit is granting the government of California to have more controls and authority over driverless automobiles that companies including Google have already been…
  • Google Inc’s Android L update will join Apple’s iOS 8 in encrypting devices by default

    Raphael Labuguen
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
      Google Inc’s next software update for the Android operating system will enable device encryption by default, according to a report from the Washington Post. The report from the Post is quoting a statement from Google’s Niki Christoff about the next software update enabling encryption out of the box, instead of turning it on via the Settings app. Android is set to receive the so-called “Android L” software update later this year alongside new devices that will run the system out of the box. Google’s decision to encrypt Android L follows Apple’s new iOS 8 operating system…
  • Amazon introduces Kindle Voyage with word wise, PagePress and free cloud storage

    Jon Kristian Coa
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Amazon Inc., the largest online retailer in the United States, is launching a brand new Kindle product, and it’s the most expensive so far on its e-reader lineup. Named Kindle Voyage, the Seattle, Washington-based tech giant claims that this electronic book reader is its “most advanced” to date with a slightly hefty base model pricing of $199. Aside from new design, and new branding, the Amazon Kindle Voyage is also introducing a brand new page-turn feature allowing owners of the device to jump to the new page by squeezing the bezel. Amazon is calling this feature…
 
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  • Average Brit will lose contact with HALF of their friends

    SWNS Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Brits lose touch with almost half of the friends they make – and just six will last for a lifetime, researchers found.A study charting the social lives of 2,000 Brits showed the average person cuts ties with five friends and family members in their lifetime following a serious fallout.On average, Brits make 29 proper friends over the years, but will then lose five to arguments and lose touch with eight – meaning four out of every ten will come and go.Arguments over money are the most likely to spark a divide, while other bones of contention were workplace disputes, relationship…
  • Top 25 ways students blow their loans… including gadgets and HOLIDAYS

    SWNS Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    More than half of students treat their loan like a windfall and blow it on luxuries such as booze, gadgets – and even holidays, a study has revealed.Researchers found that, rather than studiously investing in books, bills and stationery, three in five will immediately rush to the shops and treat themselves.One in 20 even admit to letting the entire amount slip through their fingers within just days of it landing in their bank account.Less than one in five said they put at least some money aside in an attempt to get through the whole term.And two thirds worry their lack of savings means…
  • More than HALF of parents can’t wait for children to leave home

    SWNS Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bad news kids … more than 50 per cent of parents admit they ‘can’t wait’ for their children to fly the nest, a survey revealed yesterday.Researchers found many mums and dads are literally counting the days until they have the house to themselves once again.Four in ten said they were ‘looking forward to the peace and quiet’ and a similar number are keen to reap the financial benefits of their child moving out.The opportunity to turn the new spare room into an office or gym and take more holidays also adds to the appeal.Around one in four of those who took…
  • Desk potatoes! Eight in ten workers only leave their desk for the TOILET

    SWNS Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Eight out of ten office workers admit they are ‘desk potatoes’ – who often only get up to go to the toilet, a survey revealed yesterday.Researchers found millions of workers settle in at their desks at 9am and rarely leave their seats until they head home at 5pm.The study of 2,000 office workers also discovered more than four in ten claim they are simply ‘too busy’ to get up and stretch their legs.Others went as far as to admit they frequently ‘scoot’ – wheel their chair across the office – rather than get up and walk.A handful will even…
  • How to make the most of your office space

    SWNS Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Whether your office is large and spacious or a little on the small side, it’s essential to make the most of your work area. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your professional environment organised, tidy, clean and functional, so take a look at these handy tips. Get rid of clutter If you’re currently wading through paperwork and files to get to your swivel chair, it could be time for a clear out. A good de-clutter is good for the soul, so get rid of anything you don’t want or need and make sure only the essentials are left. A tidy and organised office is important as we can…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Ralph Nader: Damaging Our Country From Wars Of Choice – OpEd

    Ralph Nader
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    By Ralph Nader The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq (and soon Syria) to, in President Obama’s words, “degrade and destroy ISIS.” The Republican Party, led by war-at-any-cost Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, wants a bigger military buildup which can only mean U.S. soldiers on the ground. Here they go again. Another result of Bush’s war in Iraq. Washington has already expended thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of American injuries and illnesses, and over a million Iraqi lives. The achievement: the slaying or…
  • Deputies Investigating Occupational Death‏ In Mill City

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    By Albany Tribune Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a death at Freres Lumber in the 47000 block of Lyons Mill City drive, Mill City, that occurred last night at 11:10 p.m. Millwright Bryan Dodge, 33 yrs from Mill City, was repairing a wood press when it activated and crushed him. The Mill City Fire Department responded to the lumber mill and confirmed the death. The Linn County Deputies are being assisted with the investigation by the Linn County Medical Examiner and OSHA (Oregon Occupational Safety & Heath). Weddles Funeral Home transported Dodge to…
  • Cattle Crossing Highway Help OSP Trooper Find Missing, Elderly Eugene Man in Burns

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    By Albany Tribune Oregon State Police (OSP), with the unexpected help of a group of cattle crossing Highway 20 in Burns, found a missing, elderly 87-year old Eugene man early Thursday afternoon. According to Sergeant Brian Williams, on Thursday at approximately 12:14 p.m., Warren “Spud” Tucker, age 87, was spotted in his 2006 Ford Focus by OSP Senior Trooper Tim Thomas in Burns while traffic was stopped on Highway 20 for cattle crossing the road. OSP was on the look out for Tucker after being notified of an attempt to locate for his vehicle that reportedly left Bend this morning,…
  • Former OSU Employee Arrested Following OSP Investigation Into Selling University-Owned Mobile Phones, Devices

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    By Albany Tribune A former Oregon State University (OSU) employee turned herself in to Oregon State Police (OSP) Thursday after warrants were issued following an indictment related to selling university-owned cellphones during her employment. On September 18, 2014, former OSU employee Christina Marie Adams, age 49, from Eugene, turned herself in to OSP at the Springfield Area Command office after being notified of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for her arrest. Adams was arrested and lodged at the Benton County Jail on charges of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Official…
  • No-questions-asked ‘Prescription Drug Take-Back’ for Oak Grove residents

    Albany Tribune
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    By Albany Tribune The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will hold a no-questions-asked “Prescription Drug Take-Back” on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lodge Sanitary (14611 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267) Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver’s-side door. Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they’re no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the…
 
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  • Walmart Has New ‘Dress Code’ They Want Employees to Pay For…Worker’s Pissed!

    Brainuser1
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    *Of all the crappy things to happen to the already underpaid Walmart workers, now the company wants some of the staff to adhere to a new mandatory “dress code.” And to add insult to injury, the company expects the employees to pay for the clothing! The “new look” calls for employees to wear a navy blue […]
  • New James Brown Books Detail Murder and Domestic Abuse Involving Late Singer

    Qwest7
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    *Fans of James Brown will get two different looks into the late music icon’s life with two new books. In her book, “Cold Sweat,” Yamma Brown reveals how her famous dad struck her mother, in addition talking about how she grew up and had to deal with domestic violence issues in her marriage as well. […]
  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes NFL For Hiring All-White Domestic Violence Consultants

    Qwest7
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    *The NFL may have taken steps to address domestic violence among players, but it has fallen short, according to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Al-Jazeera reports the activist is taking the NFL to task for hiring an all-white team of domestic violence consultants to address the issue. In Jackson’s eyes, the move is incredibly inappropriate. “Where […]
  • Don Lemon on Beating Kids: ‘It Worked For Slave Masters’ (Watch)

    Qwest7
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    *Don Lemon has once again slipped and damaged that part of the brain that has any sense. The CNN anchor had some interesting things to say regarding discipline for children during a conversation on “CNN Tonight” with Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo. After Cuomo reveals that based on 30 years of research done by Yale […]
  • CPC Emerges as African Regulator of the Year

    EurPublisher
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has been named the African Regulator of the Year in the 2014 edition of the African Business Leadership Awards, which was held in London, United Kingdom. The emergence of CPC for the Award is the result of a survey of over 480,000 respondents, 180,000 of which were received through facebook […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Renovations Underway For City’s First Mini-Park

    Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The City’s first mini-park, Miracle on 4th Street Park, located at 1518 E. 4th St, is getting a much-needed renovation. “These improvements at Miracle on 4th Street Park will benefit children, families and the entire community,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “Every time we improve a park we make Long Beach a better city,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.Read the rest of Renovations Underway For City’s First Mini-Park
  • Rock For Vets Salutes Heroes with Free Concert Sept. 20

    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm there will be the 2nd Annual Free Concert in Signal Hill Park on the Corner of Cherry Ave and Hill St, 90755. The concert is planned to honor Signal Hill and Long Beach Veterans and their families. The Rock For Vets band (a music education program servicing Veterans of all ages and abilities) will be performing as well as the ever popular Boxcar 7. There will be Military vehicles provided by the Army National Guard under command of 1st Sgt Jerry Shultz and meet Mrs. Long Beach Brina Marie Romero-Montano. Read the rest of Rock For Vets Salutes…
  • Help Keep Older Adults Mobile by Donating Canes, Walkers

    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Imagine being trapped in your own home, unable to visit family and friends, pick up groceries or a prescription, even walk to the corner mailbox. For many of Long Beach’s older adults, this dismal picture is an everyday reality. There are more older adults than you realize in Long Beach. You may not see them because disabilities or injuries are limiting their ability to leave their homes, in some cases even forcing them into assisted living centers. And in many cases, their limited mobility is the result of a fall that could have been easily prevented by the use of a cane or walker. Read…
  • Bob Foster Endorses John Allen for Seat on the WRD

    Editor
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    John Allen has served on the Long Beach Water board for 7 years. He is running for the Division 3 seat on the WRD. Bob Foster, who just completed eight years running California’s sixth largest city, is endorsing former gang prosecutor and local water commissioner John Allen for election to the Division 3 seat on the board that oversees the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). “I’m voting for John Allen because of his experience and thorough understanding of water issues,” Foster stated. “He can help get us through this record breaking…
  • For The Child in Need of Volunteers For Child Abuse Response Team

    Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Do you have a desire to help children and their families at a time of great vulnerability and confusion for them? For The Child, a child abuse prevention and intervention agency is seeking volunteers for one of its most important services: its Child Abuse Response Team (CART). CART is a group of highly dedicated volunteers who accompany a child (infant to 14) and their family through the child’s forensic medical exam for suspected sexual assault or molestation. Members of the CART team sign up for a four-day weekday shift (daytime or evening) or a weekend shift to respond immediately (be at…
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Police: American suspect confesses to Bali killing

    AP News
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    An Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer to a police station for questioning in August. Pic: AP. BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort. Police chief Col. Djoko Heru Utomo…
  • Trouble brews as Vietnam considers banning sidewalk beer sales

    Edward Barbour-Lacey
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Pic: AP. In dispiriting news for many outdoor drinking enthusiasts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has admitted that it is mulling draft regulation that would outlaw the sidewalk sale of beer throughout Vietnam. Unsurprisingly, the proposed ban has been met with vicious criticism and a certain level of bafflement from much of the populace – sidewalk beer sales and the associated drinking are a common sight throughout the country. Additionally, the proposed ban would prevent the sale of beer in hospitals, schools, and offices. Presumably, thirsty workers and students will…
  • Filipino peacekeepers leave Golan Heights 2 weeks early

    AP News
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    Pic: AP. MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says the bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more than 240 soldiers have pulled out two weeks early from the U.N. mission in the Golan Heights due to escalating fighting in the region. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala says the 244 Filipino troops will arrive in Manila on a U.N.-chartered plane on Friday. A smaller batch of 85 soldiers will arrive Sunday from the Golan, ending a five-year Philippine peacekeeping role that has been marred by Syrian rebel kidnappings and attacks. Zagala says the long-planned withdrawal is not…
  • Malaysian activist Adam Adli sentenced to 1 year in jail for sedition

    Asian Correspondent
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Activist Adam Adli, left, smiles before being released on bail at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Pic: AP. A Malaysian court has sentenced an activist to a year in jail for remarks made at a forum last year that the court said could have incited the public to overthrow the government through street protests. Adam Adli on Friday became the latest person to be convicted under the Sedition Act, a colonial-era law that activists say is used by the government to curb democratic dissent. Sedition as defined by the law includes promoting hatred against the government. (MORE:…
  • Barack Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India

    AP News
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    U.S. President Barack Obama. Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff as ambassador to Mexico and a former senior State Department official and prominent Indian-American as ambassador to India. Obama has selected Maria Echaveste for the Mexico post and Richard Rahul Verma for the India assignment. The posts require Senate confirmation. Echaveste was White House deputy chief of staff from 1998 to 2001. Before that she was the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department. She is a senior adviser…
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  • HTML – Lesson 6

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Hello everyone, today we have 6  lesson, and I have found for you a very good video tutorial. Watch and enjoy, and most importantly do not forget to remember))))))))))
  • HTML – Lesson 5: Working with images – img tag

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Images on the web-pages can be used in two ways: as a background and as a separate image. It is recommended to use three graphics formats: JPEG, GIF, and PNG. It is their support all browsers, for other formats may require special tools. As a rule, all of the images for the site are stored in a separate folder, for example, images. A path to the images prescribed as well as in the references. If you forget a look here. In all the following examples, the path to the images will be written based on the fact that the images are located in the images, and the pages in the folder site, located at…
  • Learn HTML: Lesson 4 – HTML Links

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Hello, hello, hello) Today we go for 4 lesson chtml. In the video that I found you, describes how to use the links in chml. If you watch this video and learn about it, in the future it will be so helpful. And also I would like to know about your achievements and endeavors of programming, I propose to write to me in the comments about how you have helped my blogs and maybe talk about their successes. Well, now it’s time to get to work, all the luck) Go to the YouTube
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 3

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hi guys! Well, as your success? I’m curious how my blogs help you to learn html. Today is the third lesson and it will be very interesting.After watching the video that I found you, you will learn about using a html images and tables. Everyone enjoy and academic success)
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 2

    admin
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hello)))))) I think today a great day for votorgo lesson. I found a great video which shows in detail how to use a hyperlink to make frames, add color and align text. All all all the nice view)) href=”http://nextnobelprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/base_html.jpg”>
 
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  • Event Appearance at Johns Hopkins University

    mgopin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
                        This morning, I was privileged to talk at an great event of SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, as one of the speakers. Please check out the website and the video of this whole event. “IS THE WORLD FALLING APART?” September 16, 2014 Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum at Kennedy Auditorium, SAIS- Johns Hopkins University    
  • Of Gods, Tribes, and Battles

    mgopin
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
                        GOD If you cannot find God, Find the persecuted, Then you are home. TRIBE Tribalism is an infectious disease Human rights is the antidote But force feeding can kill the patient BATTLES Some battles that you want to win, Will defeat you if you win. Some battles if you lose, Then you will win. Think. Blessed be reason.   (Photo: A Different Angle)  
  • Manhood

    mgopin
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
                         Who is a real man? He who turns an enemy Into a friend. Who is a real man? He who conquers His worst impulses. Who is a real man? He who takes the blows, For innocents in harm’s way. Who is a real man? He who stands up to anyone, Especially his own tribe, In defense of the defenseless. Who is a real man? He who willfully withholds, His strong fist. Who is a real man? He who admits His sins. DNA Poker Player! Please create such men, And dispense with us Neanderthals.
  • Encyclopedia Humanica

    mgopin
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
                          Every human being, Is a walking encyclopedia, Infinite indigenous knowledge, Of local realities, That no one, Will ever, Fully know. Why do we walk past? We are discoverers, Above all else, We wander, To the farthest reaches, Of the earth. Why do we walk past? Melville, Conrad, Escaped to the high seas, To discover the world. But the boat, It contained infinite depths, Even deeper than the sea, That anyone dared ever discover. The journey to the strange other, The…
  • “Escaping Death in Northern Iraq” -International New York Times

    mgopin
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
                        This is very important in the ISIS issue. International New York Time, Escaping Death in Northern Iraq Ali Hussein Kadhim, an Iraqi soldier and a Shiite, was captured with hundreds of other soldiers by Sunni militants in June and taken to the grounds of a palace complex in Tikrit where Saddam Hussein once lived. “I saw my daughter in my mind, saying, ‘Father, father,’ ” he said. He felt a bullet pass by his head, and fell forward into the freshly dug trench. “I…
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    Newser

  • Lubbock, Texas, Makes Sure It Remembers Its Mistake

    Jenn Gidman
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    In 1986, a Texas Tech student was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of 20-year-old Michele Mallin. Tim Cole endured his incarceration with optimism and faith, encouraging his sister to finish law school and donating to charity with money from his GI Bill from prison—an especially...
  • Man Nabbed in Halliburton Relative's Murder

    Arden Dier
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Authorities have arrested a man in the case of a Halliburton relative found murdered in a bathtub . Police say Dayont'e Omar Resiles broke into Jill Halliburton Su's Florida mansion in a gated community Monday and killed her around 11:30am, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. "It appears it was...
  • 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

    Newser Editors
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    A church that can't seem to keep it down and a really horrific first date are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Pastor Jailed Over Noisy Church Services : "I can't believe it, jail time, for serving God." Such was the take of the wife of a Columbia, SC,...
  • What's Next for Scotland—and the UK

    Evann Gastaldo
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, but that doesn't mean there are no changes in store. The BBC , Telegraph , USA Today , and CNN run down what's next for the country and the UK: Scottish Parliament will get more power. That's something the three biggest political parties in...
  • Gas Chambers Discovered at Razed Death Camp

    Arden Dier
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    After seven years of searching, archaeologists digging in Poland have found the exact location of the Sobibor death camp's gas chambers. Less had been known about this concentration camp's chambers, which were razed by the Nazis along with the rest of the site following a prisoner uprising in 1943, the...
 
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  • Emma calls for more women in Uruguay politics

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MONTIVIDEO: British actress Emma Watson drew hundreds of young fans on Wednesday as she visited Uruguay s legislature to promote women s participation
  • Gaza probe

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS: An Israeli Arab rights group on Thursday called for an international investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes during the latest
  • Ebola crisis being used to attack media freedom

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MONROVIA: From the closure of a newspaper to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia s fight against Ebola is b
  • Baltic security

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    VILNIUS: Nato s military chiefs will focus on Baltic security at weekend talks in Vilnius, host Lithuania said on Thursday, amid high anxiety in the r
  • Vaccination mix-up kills 15 babies in Syria

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    IDLIB: Medics carrying out a measles vaccination in northern Syria instead administered an anaesthetic to up to 75 infants, killing 15, a preliminary
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  • Cutting-edge submersible

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    The so-called Seabreachers, created by water sports fanatics Rob Innes and Dan Piazza, can stay two foot below the surface of the water for around 20 seconds at a time. Then, with a yank backwards on the controls, they can breach the surface with a stunning leap, shooting up to 10 feet above the waves. Powered by a 260 horse power supercharged engine, the speed boats - which come styled as sharks, killer whales or dolphins - tear through the waves at up to 50 miles per hour. Made from the shells of old fighter jets, each Seabreacher is individually modified to suit the customer. How it works:…
  • How businesses are using technological advancements to improve productivity

    John John
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The current age of technology has transformed the lives of people worldwide, both at home and at work. For business owners and managers in particular, technology provides a range of ways to improve and maintain productivity levels, and the good news is that more and more of these are becoming affordable. Here are some of the most useful: Telecommuting The world wide web, along with the availability of mobile communications such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, means that working from home - or indeed from any location - is a genuine option now. This has great advantages for business…
  • Amazing Sunken Cities

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    In a distant past, before natural calamities had buried these exquisite cities they were important centres of civilization in their respective states. Watch these photos and be amazed at what ancient secrets lie hidden undewater. 1. Port Royal, Jamaica, commonly referred to as "the wickedest city on earth" conjures images of marauding pirates, daring naval conquests, looting, riches, destruction and devastation. It boats an intriguing and turbulent history as it rapidly grew to become the most important trading post in the New World. At the height of its glittering wealth, on June 7, 1692,…
  • Clean Your Toilet with Coke!

    Admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Everyone knows that drinking Coca-Cola isn’t good for you, but most of us drink the delicious fizzy sugar drink anyways. Perhaps this new video will change your drinking habits. This video has gone viral after demonstrating how to clean a dirty toilet with, you guessed it, Coke!
  • Quirky design features for your modern home

    John John
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Modern style is all about personalising and individualising, and this goes for the home just as much as the person. Choosing unusual colour palettes and a mix of materials is just one way the home can be used to demonstrate the personality of its occupant. Why choose quirky rather than conventional? Because quirky means the occupant of the home is not afraid to express their individuality, even if that very uniqueness makes them seem eccentric, or frankly, downright odd. A quirkily decorated home will show visitors that their host is a creative person who is prepared to innovate and repurpose…
 
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  • Shot 15 times and lived to tell the story

    JUDIE KABERIA
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Emojong explains that he and fellow officers from the Nairobi West Administration Police headquarters rushed to Westgate after receiving a phone call that there was a robbery in one of the banks/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 15 – “I was shot 15 times; one bullet whizzed past my left eye grazing my skin. Three of the bullets were aimed at my heart but they missed. Another hit me on the back but luckily it failed to hit my spine,” recalls Sergeant Moses Emojong who incredibly escaped death at Westgate a year ago. At the end of the mayhem, 67 people lay dead, and scores of other…
  • Lesotho police, military in early morning shootout

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    File photo of members of the Lesotho military/AFP MASERU, September 19- Police and military exchanged gunfire in Lesotho’s capital Maseru in the early hours of Friday, the latest spasm of violence to rock Africa’s tiny mountain kingdom. Maseru Police District Commissioner Mofokeng Kolo told AFP that the shooting occurred at 3:00 am local time when soldiers suspiciously drove past the home of a police force commander, Khothatso Tsooana. “If they were planning something, I’m not sure, Soldiers came close, and the police on guard followed them” for about two…
  • Uganda’s veteran president sacks PM seen as rival

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni/FILE KAMPALA, September 19- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday sacked the east African nation’s prime minister, a former ally who has emerged as a potential challenger to the veteran leader. The sacked prime minister, Amama Mbabazi, had been a long-term ally of Museveni, aged 69 and Uganda’s leader since 1986, but in March he was ousted as party head of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement amid signs of tensions. A government spokesman confirmed that Mbabazi had now also been sacked from the position of prime…
  • Nigerian presidential hopeful blasts government on security

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan/FILE ABUBAKAR, September 19- Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Friday derided Goodluck Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so. Abubakar, who was vice president under Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, is looking to win the presidential ticket for the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) at next year’s vote. In an interview, he accused Jonathan and his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of lacking the political will to end the insurgency, which has…
  • 84 S.Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse: official

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Rescue workers clear debris at the collapsed guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at Ikotun in Lagos on September 17, 2014/AFP Johannesburg, September 19- The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria’s high commissioner to Nigeria said Friday. “The number has risen from 67 to 84, with more bodies discovered on Thursday,” Lulu Mnguni told AFP, adding that the toll could rise. “The number of South Africans who were in the church might be higher, as we…
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  • Scottish independence: Winners and losers

    Descrier Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, but despite winning the final result those behind the No campaign demonstrated that Westminster remains out of touch with the electorate and none of the three main parties have a leader that inspires the hope to lead a nation. Winners Scotland By instilling fear into Westminster politicians, Scotland has come out of the referendum best with promises of sweeping new powers to be devolved from Westminster to give Scots more control over their own affairs, while still remaining within the security and stability of the United Kingdom.
  • David Cameron: Time for UK to come together and move forward

    Descrier Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    David Cameron has said that he is “delighted” that Scotland has voted to keep the UK together and that now is the time for the whole nation “to come together, and to move forward”. In a speech outside Number 10 after the Scottish referendum vote was announced, the prime minister said: “The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. Like millions of other people, I am delighted.” “As I said during the campaign, it would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.
  • Scottish independence: Scotland votes no, but the union is changed forever

    Descrier Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Scotland has rejected independence, with 55% of voters choosing to keep the United Kingdom together in a referendum with a turnout in excess of 80%. Scotland now awaits more details on the substantial devolution powers that were promised by all three main Westminster parties in the days leading up to the referendum. Shortly after the results were decided, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat and described the record turnouts as a “triumph for the democratic process”. He went on to call on Scots to work together as “one nation” and hold the…
  • Islamic State: New propaganda video showing British journalist John Cantlie

    Descrier Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    A new propaganda video has published online by militants from the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) showing kidnapped British journalist John Cantlie. Unlike the previous three videos released by IS, this video entitled “Led me you ears” does not show the execution of a prisoner, but instead shows Cantlie speaking directly to the camera. In his coerced video statement, Cantlie says that he is a prisoner of IS, but blames the US and UK governments for his continued imprisonment. He said that he has been abandoned by the UK government, and compares his fate to captured journalists from…
  • Scottish independence: When will the results of the referendum be announced?

    Descrier Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    The people of Scotland are voting on whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation, and the United Kingdom awaits the results. This is the timetable covers how the next 24 hours will unfold. Polling stations Polling stations opened at 07:00 in 2,608 polling stations across Scotland. Your nearest polling station can be found at About My Vote. Polling stations will close at 22:00 after the people have Scotland have had their say on the future of the country. Vote counting At 22:00, ballot papers from each polling station will be brought to a…
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  • Scotland Independence: The people have spoken but this is why not over

    Gister Adeola
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    The people have spoken. Scotland has rejected independence. The result has been accepted by both sides. So that you might think is that. Not a bit of it. The fact that over 1.5m British citizens voted to break away from the rest of the UK, the fact that a majority in Scotland’s biggest city – Glasgow – backed independence, the fact that the Westminster establishment briefly thought this vote was lost, is the reason for that. The leaders of the three UK parties are now promising significant constitutional change and not just for Scotland but for England, Wales and Northern…
  • Newborn baby found in toilet pipe as girl runs away after giving birth

    Gister Adeola
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    A young student in a university in China, who hid her pregnancy throughout, gave birth to a baby girl inside a toilet pipe, hoping the baby would flush down the pipe. Fortunately the pipe wasn’t wide enough to take the baby down and so her body became wedged a short way down the pipe. The baby immediately started crying and the new mum fled. Fortunately, the baby’s cries was loud enough to attract the attention of other students who immediately raised an alarm. Firemen were called to the student dormitory in the city of Linyi in China’s Shandong Province, and they immediately went to…
  • How Top Boko Haram Member Captured And 60 Others Killed

    Gister Adeola
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    A high ranking member of terror group, Boko Haram, was yesterday September 17th captured by the military after a failed attempted attack on Konduga in Borno state. The sect members actually made a second attempt into Konduga after the military celebrated its victory against them yesterday afternoon. The captured terror leader is currently at a military facility where he is receiving treatment. In a related development, one soldier was killed after an ambush was laid by the sect members in Benishek, Borno state. Four motorcycles were captured from the terror group after the attack.
  • Poofs That Governor Fasola Is Unfair To Christians And Churches – Clement

    Gister Adeola
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    THE Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, building collapse calamity of Tuesday September 15, will serve as a real test for the Lagos State government’s support for Christians and Churches. When Governor Babatunde Fashola started off about eight years ago, his government  said the noise from churches within residential areas was too much. It demanded that external cone speakers must be removed to reduce noise level within residential areas, and so on. We painstakingly adhered to the rules in our Church. Soon they discovered that Mosques also use huge external cone speakers and they call…
  • France launches first air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    Gister Adeola
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    French jets have carried out their first strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, the office of President Francois Hollande says. A statement said planes had attacked an IS depot in north-east Iraq, and there would be more raids in the coming days. The US has carried out more than 170 air strikes against the jihadist group in Iraq since mid-August. IS remains in control of dozens of cities and towns in Iraq and Syria, where it has declared a caliphate. Grey line Analysis: Jonathan Marcus, BBC defence correspondent France is the first of Washington’s allies to strike at IS…
 
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  • Indian and Chinese Exceptionalism?

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As the Chinese president, Xi Jinping continues his state visit to India, a leading Indian economist assesses the rapid development of these two giant economies, and suggests that the world’s most populous countries may be forging a quite exceptional development path.
  • Being a Small State Isn’t Easy, But It Doesn’t Have to be Hard

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Small states or countries with fewer than 1.5 million people have been struggling economically in recent years. An IMF economist offers an explanation and possible solutions.
  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Traditionally, countries developed their economies by moving away from agriculture into manufacturing. This was then followed by growth of the service sector. But many countries in Africa are building their service sector without transitioning through widespread industrialization. Is Africa experiencing a quite different path towards development? Click here for more information.
  • Avoiding a Hard Landing in China

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Chinese economic growth has been slowing in recent years. If the world’s second largest economy is to achieve sustainable, long-term growth, it needs reforms to shadow banking, local government finances and the real estate sector, say IMF economists.
  • How Fiscal Policy Can Address Energy’s Environmental Impacts

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fiscal policies should be center stage in getting energy prices to reflect the harmful health and environmental side effects associated with energy use, according to a new report released by the IMF.
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  • Maxi Priest to perform live in concert in Port Moresby

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Reggae fans get ready because Maxi Priest will be in Port Moresby next week.Papua New Guinean’s leading night club and the party capital of the South Pacific – the Lamana Gold Club will present Maxi Priest live in Concert.Maxi Priest will arrive next week Saturday and in the evening he will perform at 10pm for one night only.Tickets are available only at Lamang Hotel’s reception.K100 will get you in the arena dance floor, K200 backstage while K300 balcony.Maxi Priest, is a British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent. He is best known for singing reggae music with an R&B influence,…
  • PNG Kumuls PM's XIII squad announced

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    The PNG Rugby Football League late this afternoon announced the 21 man PNG Kumul Prime Minister’s thirteen squad to take on the Australian Kangaroos Prime Minister’s thirteen in Kokopo next month.The squad was endorsed by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill this morning before being released in line with protocol for the 10th year anniversary of the PM’s thirteen match. The 21 man squad includes overseas based players Wellington Albert, Rhys Martin, Mark Mexico and 2014 Intrust Super Cup player of the year and Canberra Raiders contracted player Luke Page.James Segeyaro, Ray Thompson,…
  • Fiji’s military ruler headed for big election win

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    By NICK PERRY and PITA LIGAIULA Associated Press Suva,Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory on Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader.With votes from three-fifths of polling stations counted, Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First party was winning 60 percent of the vote, while its closest rival, the Sodelpa party, was trailing with 27 percent. The margin will ensure Fiji First will be able to rule outright in the Parliament under the country's proportional system.A day earlier, there was excitement among thousands of voters…
  • Potential Chinese investors given insight

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Potential Chinese investors and financiers were given an insight into mining investment opportunities available in Papua New Guinea especially PNG’s efforts to diversify the country’s mineral base.Managing Director of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) Philip Samar in his presentation at the7th China International Nickel Industry Summit in Fuzhou, Fujian province in China, told participants that PNG was intensifying efforts to diversifying its mineral base and that investment in other minerals other than gold, copper and silver was encouraged. He said diversification was critical for a…
  • PNG backs Fiji polls through funding

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    PAPUA New Guinea has not sent political observers to the Fiji elections because it was not officially invited, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato said yesterday.Mr Pato said in a Radio New Zealand International interview that to his knowledge the Government "received no formal invitation from Fiji on that matter"."So that was probably the reason why we haven’t sent a member there. We are supporting the natural process. We are providing 20 million dollars US (K50 million) to support the election as you know. So we’re committed to the process of democratic elections in…
 
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  • 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…
  • US Won’t Help Taiwan Build Subs, But Will Japan?

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

    Joshua Muravchik
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The much-publicized episode in which Republican Senator Ted Cruz was booed and walked off the stage of a gathering of Middle Eastern Christians tells us that Middle East Christians remain anti-Israel while conservative Republicans are more pro-Israel than ever. For Israel this trade-off is scarcely bad news. Christians in Arab countries have long been mostly hostile to Israel. Although second-class citizens, they are Arabs as well as Christians, and they often share in the antipathy toward Israel of their countrymen. For decades the most violent Palestinian terror organizations were the…
  • The Ghosts of Communism in Asia

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I awoke from a fitful jet-lagged sleep in Hanoi to the sound of communist propaganda being broadcast outside on a city-wide sound system. It began with patriotic Vietnamese music, which I first thought an annoying neighbor must be playing on a boom box or car stereo, but then the Ant Queen came onto the air. She obviously worked for the government. Nobody needed to tell me that. She sounded too official to be anything but the spokesperson for the ruler of an ant hill barking orders at worker drones. This was no radio station DJ, and anyway, no radio station on earth blasts an entire city at…
  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

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

    Saeed Maleki
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Overseas pension providers based in Malta have witnessed a huge surge in take-up on Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) over the last 12 months. Some have reported an increase in business of up to 190%, although for most the increase averages out at a far more modest 130%. This spike in popularity is down to the huge publicity that the Double Taxation Agreement between Malta and the US has been receiving. This DTA allows anyone with a green card, permanent residence of an affiliation with the US to transfer their UK-based pension into a QROPS based in Malta, and suffer no…
  • Sunday Premier League Round-up – 14th September 2014

    Saeed Maleki
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Saturday saw plenty of goals and talking points as the players resumed battle for the title – and survival – in the Premier League following the International break. Although we are still in the early stages, the league looks to be as competitive, unpredictable and entertaining as it ever has been. So many big names have arrived in England this year, that the Spanish Primera Division, which has arguably become the top league in Europe over the last five seasons, will be left in the wake of the Premier League’s dazzling array of entertaining matches. The first of the weekend saw Arsenal…
  • World Cup’s richest football stars

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The FIFA World Cup 2014 may have kicked off in Brazil, but the real winners may not be the team lifting the trophy but the bank balances of the best performing players. A striking World Cup can lift a football player’s earning potential to stratospheric heights – and a fact many fans do not realise is footballers are among the world’s highest paid expats. Countless numbers relocate from their home countries to play in the world’s richest leagues in England, Spain and Italy. Regardless of the England team’s performance on the pitch in Brazil, England has more players in the top 10…
  • First SEIS Seed Start-Ups Ready To Come To Fruition

    Saeed Maleki
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is just about to reach the stage where the pioneer companies sourcing start-up capital ought to be showing signs of offering significant returns to investors. The first SEIS companies hit the ground running when Chancellor George Osborne announced the ground-breaking scheme in Budget 2012 and fired the starting gun on April 6 in the same year. SEIS projects are due to run for three years, so the first schemes end at the earliest on April 5, 2015. Investors would hope that projects would now be attracting attention from buyers ready to turn their…
  • New Latvia QROPS Are A Surprise Package

    Saeed Maleki
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    The latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) list shows Latvia as a surprise package as two new pensions opened in the Baltic nation. Latvia has had a chequered history as a QROPS nation. The first Latvia QROPS opened in June 2007, was suspended in November 2007 and came back to market at the end of December 2007 A second QROPS was added in October 2008 One QROPS was suspended in September 2010 The other QROPS was suspended in August 2012, leaving the country without a QROPS In January 2013, another QROPS opened Topsy-turvy history The…
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    Market Oasis

  • What now for the UK?

    kevinanchi
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Claire Martin The results of the Scottish independence referendum are in, with 1,617,989 (55%) people voting Yes and 2,001,926 (45%) people voting No. Kantar company, TNS, which has been polling on Scottish independence for years, looks at what this results means. Dr Michelle Harrison is the CEO of Kantar’s TNS BMRB: “We’re … …read more Read more here: What now for the UK?      The post What now for the UK? appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Age can’t predict digital behaviour

    kevinanchi
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    By Anne Benoist Research from Kantar Media TGI shows age is no predictor of digital behaviour and that factors such as economic clout and cultural characteristics are far better predictors. 15-24 year olds, as the first generation exposed to digital technology from an early age, are often assumed to be the true pioneers … …read more Read more here: Age can’t predict digital behaviour      The post Age can’t predict digital behaviour appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

    kevinanchi
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    BUNN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide. …read more Read more here: USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide      The post USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • SBA Announces New Certificate of Competency Contracting Course to Help Small Business Contractors

    kevinanchi
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you are a small business seeking contracting opportunities with the federal government, the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, check out the U.S. Small Business… …read more Read more here: SBA Announces New Certificate of Competency Contracting Course to Help Small Business Contractors      The post SBA Announces New Certificate of Competency Contracting Course to Help Small Business Contractors appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • NPD Highlights: Compact refrigerator sales go big early in 2014 back-to-school season

    kevinanchi
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This year, the first two months of the primary back-to-school shopping season have seen significant growth in compact refrigerator sales, compared to the same time last year. …read more Read more here: NPD Highlights: Compact refrigerator sales go big early in 2014 back-to-school season      The post NPD Highlights: Compact refrigerator sales go big early in 2014 back-to-school season appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • Israel's Arab Christians get back to their Aramaic roots

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    As a people, the Encyclopædia Britannica says the Aramaeans essentially ceased to exist centuries ago. Yet best known in the West as the language spoken by Christ, the Aramaic language survives to this day in both isolated villages...
  • Isis disrespected, MILF seeks peace

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    In this day and age of the 24-hour news cycle as well as instant world-wide mass communication, just about everyone knew it was only a matter of time before dueling acronyms collided. In two separate reports from the...
  • Holder unveils 'community organizer' national watchdog program

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Community watch on a national level ...In 1919, a recently discharged Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler, late of the disbanded Imperial German Army, was ordered by the newly formed Weimar Republic's army, the Reichswehr (Reich Defence), to keep an...
  • 'Moderate' Syrian rebels sign non-aggression treaty with ISIS

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    "I swear to allah we will eat your hearts out ..."To counter the threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, both Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) have advocated American arms, training and the equipment of war...
  • Obama's 'Coalition of the Wilting': Four regional powers quietly back out

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    "Obama's coalition is effectively dead shortly after conception..."Matt Fox of the right-of-center news portal The Daily Surge has picked-up where the Obama Administration left off by designating a catchy title for the...
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  • Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

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

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

    John Sinden
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Originally published by the UN/DPI NGO Blog: http://undpingo.tumblr.com/post/95938933021/implications-and-impressions-from-the-opening-session In the time prior to the Opening Session of the 65th Annual UN/DPI NGO Conference, the hallways, conference rooms, aisles, and seats of the United Nations were filled with attendees from highly diverse backgrounds and industries. When introducing myself as a blogger for DPI/NGO and as a representative of American University’s School of International Service Online, my participation and presence was immediately welcomed. This inclusive atmosphere led…
  • The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

    John Sinden
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Source: http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/conference-2014/ The 65th Annual United Nations (UN) DPI/NGO Conference, 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda, will be held at UN headquarters August 27–29, 2014. The theme of the conference is ‘The role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda.” The conference features numerous workshops, roundtables, and sessions aimed at providing a platform for networks within civil society to provide and share information and strategies to create a working framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The result of the conference will be a…
  • Faculty Book Recommendations

    John Sinden
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The International Relations Online at American University faculty is dedicated to providing information and teachings on topics central to international relations. We asked economics Professor Dr. Stephen Silvia, and politics of global development Professor Dr. Eve Bratman what IR books they recommend to read this summer. Here are their recommendations.   Dr. Stephen Silvia – Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty It’s the most talked about economics book this year. Piketty’s thesis is that in normal times, wages grow at more or less the same pace as the general…
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    You Can Save the World Right Now

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    mystique
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Imagine waking up one day and thinking to yourself “I need a get away…..lets go to San Fransisco!”. In an up heave up excitement you call up all your buddies and you go on about your idea, then are all of a sudden brought down by the realization that you have to be back in town by noon tomorrow for work. What now? For us living in Los Angeles, San Fransisco is approximately a 6 hr drive depending on our so beloved traffic, so automatically half the day would be spent on the road. You hang up the phone in utter disappointment and pick up a bag of chips and never give it a…
  • Weird Malaysia Airline Flight disappearance

    Wolverine
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Malaysia Airline flight disappearance? Woah.. Thats weird! Fingerprints and photos of two men who boarded the doomed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet are being sent to U.S. authorities so they can be compared against records of known terrorists and criminals. The cause of the plane’s disappearance has baffled investigators and they have not said that they believed that terrorism was involved, but they are also not ruling anything out. The investigation into the disappearance of the jetliner with 239 passengers and crew has centered so far around the fact that two passengers used…
  • Earthquake

    Wolverine
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Many say that “The Big one is coming soon.” Well lets hope thats not till later on. When an earthquake strikes, the shock waves it generates pulse through the Earth’s crust, traveling as far as 2,500 miles 4,000 kilometers laterally before dissipating. The distance and force with which a shock wave travels depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the earthquake and the composition of the surrounding crust. For example, shock waves may only travel several hundred miles through warm, tectonically active regions of the crust but may travel much farther in…
  • Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday

    Wolverine
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    An asteroid 100 feet wide is set to squeak past the Earth early Wednesday evening, soaring fewer than 218,000 miles from our planet — slightly closer than the orbit of the moon itself. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. The post Very close encounter: Enormous asteroid to zip between Earth and moon Wednesday appeared first on You Can Save the World Right Now.
  • Russian Troops Take Over Ukraines Crimea Region

    Wolverine
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    WHO ARE THE ARMED MEN TAKING UP POSITION IN THE CRIMEA?!? Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Russian President Vladimir Putin sought and quickly got his parliament’s approval to use its military to protect Russia’s interests across Ukraine. But while sometimes-violent pro-Russian protests broke out…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • New Radar Gun In Development To Detect Texting Drivers

    Carrie Ann
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Most texting and driving happen during 5 o’clock traffic, when a huge number of cars drive en masse. ComSonics,a Virginia-based company is developing a radar gun-like device that will helppolice officers detect drivers who are texting. The company claimsthe gadget works by picking up radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a phone, surfing the internet or texting. Because texting, calling, and data transferring emit a distinct frequency, which can be distinguished by the device ComSonics is developing. According to Pilotonline.com, the concept is similar to…
  • China Slaps $500 Fine on GlaxoSmithKline for Bribery

    Anna Domanska
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Chinese authorities accused GSK’s China chief of scheming a “massive bribery network” that helped the company with higher drug prices and illegal revenue of more than $150 million China has fined British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline $491.5 million after a Chinese court found its subsidiary in the country guilty of bribing non-government staff. Chinese state media said it was the biggest corporate fine the nation has ever issued. GSK in a statement said that it has fully cooperated with the Chinese authorities and taken steps to expansively amend the issues distinguished at…
  • Following iOS 8 Lead, Google steps up encryption on devices

    Christy Gren
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    The next version of its Android operating system will encrypt user data by default, which means data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key. (Google I/O Device Lab) A day after Apple detailed its new privacy measures; Google also announced that they will be boosting up the encryption tactics on devices powered by their Android operating systems. The next version of its Android operating system will encrypt user data by default, which means data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key. A Google spokesman said that smartphones and tablets running…
  • All Winners, No Losers: Historic Day for Alibaba, To Net $22 Billion in IPO

    Carrie Ann
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Alibaba to open on NYSE Friday under the symbol $BABA Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday set its first sale of stock (IPO) at 68 U.S. dollars per share, inking a record-breaking IPO in U.S. history. Value per share is sky-high of its expected range between 66 dollars and 68 dollars that was disclosed weeks ago. The company raised 21.8 billion dollars, offering 320 million shares, beating the 19.7 billion dollar Visa Inc. initial offering in 2008. Could be the Biggest IPO on the Planet ? Nonetheless, if the supporters practice the right to buy up to a total of 48…
  • Will the New JetBlue CEO Hayes Make the Same Mistakes Post Succession?

    Anna Domanska
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Dave Barger, longtime CEO of JetBlue will step down in February 2015 JetBlue Airways Corp. on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as CEO, effective February 16, 2015. Investors had expected the transformation, on the grounds that Barger’s contract was about to expire that month and the fact that he had turned blind eye for being widely criticized this year on the low-cost airline’s sluggish performance. Another expectation coming from investors and analysts is the introduction of checked baggage fees and a few…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • 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.
  • Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Outstanding Filipino Writers

    Raffy Pekson II
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) recently awarded Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas to outstanding Filipino writers who have contributed significantly to the development of Philippine literature in any language.
  • Philippine Airlines to Double Flights to Canada

    Raffy Pekson II
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Philippine Airlines is eyeing to double its frequency of flights to Canada very soon, after the successful conclusion of talks between both countries on air flights. At present, PAL flies seven times a week to Vancouver and three times a week to Toronto with a stopover in Vancouver.
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  • Vulnerability in Android default browser allows attackers to hijack Sessions

    Sabari Selvan
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    A Serious vulnerability has been discovered in the Android default browser(AOSP) that allows a malicious website to bypass "Same Origin Policy(SOP)" and steal user's data from other websites opened in other tabs. AOSP browser is the default browser in Android versions older than 4.4.  What is Same Origin Policy?SOP plays an important role in the Web Security, restricts a website from accessing scripts and data stored by other websites.  For example, the policy restricts a site 'Y' from accessing the cookies stored by site 'X' in user's browser. Same Origin Policy Bypass:Rafay…
  • Bug in Joomla! Extension VirtueMart allows hacker to gain Super Admin access

    Sabari Selvan
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Security researchers at Sucuri found a critical security vulnerability in  VirtueMart, a popular e-commerce extension for the Joomla which has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times. The vulnerability allows a malicious user to easily gain super admin privilege. With the Super Admin access, the hacker has full control of the website.Sucuri removed the technical details about the bug after receiving a request from the developer of VirtueMart. "VirtueMart uses Joomla’s JUser class “bind” and “save” methods to handle user accounts information. That’s not a problem in it of…
  • About 5 million Gmail IDs and passwords leaked

    Sabari Selvan
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Around 5 million Gmail user names and related passwords have been leaked in Russian Bitcoin security forum.Is Google got hacked?No, the leak was not the result of a security breach of Google systems.  The dump is said to have been obtained from other websites.So, if you have used the same password used anywhere else, your gmail account could be compromised. Google's response"We found that less than 2% of the username and password combinations might have worked, and our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts. We’ve protected the affected…
  • Malicious Ad Network "Kyle and Stan" serves Windows and Mac Malware

    Sabari Selvan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Cyber Criminals have been placing malicious ads on a number of popular websites including YouTube, Yahoo that serves malicious software.  The campaign also targets Mac users. The malicious network, uncovered by Cisco Researchers comprise of over 700 domains.  They observed nearly 10,000 connections to the malicious domains.The operation has been dubbed "Kyle and Stan" because most of the domains used in this campaign for distributing malicious software contain "kyle" and "stan" strings in the sub-domain name.The users website who visit the websites containing malicious ad will be…
  • A Test server of HealthCare.gov infected with malware

    Sabari Selvan
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Hackers managed to breach a server which is part of HealthCare.gov and managed to upload a malicious software. The server in question is a test server that was not meant to be connected to the Internet, it reportedly doesn't contain consumer personal information.  The incident was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal.  The attackers broke into the server in july but the security breach was only detected on August 25 during routine review of security logs.Department of Health and Human Services said the website was not specifically targeted.  The malware used in this…
 
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    The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology - europeansting.com

  • European Confederation of Junior Enterprises hosts in Geneva the Junior Enterprise World Conference

    The Sting's Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    JADE the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises hosted between the 7th and 10th of August the Junior Enterprise World Conference, with the help of their Junior Enterprises in Geneva, Switzerland. Watch JEWC Trailer: The event gathered around 300 students from 16 countries and 3 continents in an international environment dedicated to grow the entrepreneurial skills and identity […]
  • May a parody constitute a copyright infringement? European Court of Justice to give the answer

    The Sting's Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    By katerinakatsampani@hotmail.com The European Court of Justice has recently published the decision C- 201/2013  Johan Deckmyn ,Vrijheids fonds VZW v  Vandersteen , ‘ Vandersteen and others’. In this case, the judges of Luxembourg were asked to interpret article 5 par. 3 …point (k) of the directive 2001/29 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright […]
  • Youth not prioritised in new Commission

    European Youth Forum
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Brussels, 11th September 2014 // The European Youth Forum, following the announcement yesterday of the new European Commission portfolios and Commissioners-designate, is deeply concerned that youth is not amongst the responsibilities of the new Vice Presidents. The Youth Forum urges the new Commission to give Europe’s young people the attention that they deserve.  None of […]
  • Back to the basics for the EU: Investment equals Growth

    Chris Anyfantis
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:19 pm
    It was only last Saturday when the European finance ministers gathered in Italy to decide how to bring back growth, a long-plaguing hoarse of the EU economy. They came to the conclusion that more investment programmes are needed to help the financing of infrastructure projects and development of the economy. Not a single project proposed […]
  • Ukraine-EU deal sees the light but there’s no defeat for Russia

    Carlo Motta
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    While the ceasefire between Ukraine’s military forces and the separatists appears to be holding since the September 5th truce, something “historic” – as leaders called it – might have happened yesterday. Ukraine ratified a landmark trade-and-political deal with the European Union, officially moving towards the West. The moment was crucial not only for the importance […]
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • BAYLORIC WORLDWIDE TELEVISION UNVEIL NEW TRAILER!!!

    ingram jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Filed under: Sport Tagged: ads, advert, animation, BaylorIC TV, BaylorIC Worldwide, hd, high definition, promo video, stunning hd, television commerical
  • The Most Valuable Motivator tells BaylorIC TV “Deontay Wilder will knock out Bermane Stiverne in 4!!”

    ingram jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    “The Most Valuable Motivator” James Edwards makes his debut on BaylorIC TV. James Edwards can be seen in “The Call Out” Video with Deontay Wilder addressed to current WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world Bermane Stiverne. “The Most Valuable Motivator” has a great story to tell and is a nationally recognised motivational speaker. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Sport Tagged: Alabama, BaylorIC TV, DEONTAY WILDER, Empowering, inspirational, Inspirational Video, inspire, James Edwards, Motivational, Prison Talk, The call Out Video Boxing, The Most…
  • Ava “The First Lady” Knight talks about the challenges within Women’s Boxing to BaylorIC TV

    ingram jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Multiple World Champion Ava “The First Lady” Knight returns to BaylorIC TV to discuss the challenge she and many other women face in the sport of boxing. Follow Ava Knight’s Career on Twitter: @AvaknightBoxing http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: America, Amir Khan, Combat, Combat Sports, Female, Female Boxing, Mexico, Newspapers, Sports, Women, Womens rights Tagged: Ava Knight, Ava Knight BaylorIC TV, Ava Knight Boxing, Ava Knight fights, Ava Knight Ingram Jones, Ava Knight Interview, Ava Knight Mayweather, Ava Knight Single, Ava Knight Womens Boxing, Ava Knight…
  • Gennady Golvokin Vs The world’s best Middle and Super Middleweights (Past & Current) Debate with Abel Sanchez

    ingram jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Gennady Golovkin Trainer Abel Sanchez previews GGG next fight against Marco Antonio Rubio and reviews the fight against Daniel “Real Deal Geale” and Matthew Macklin. Abel also talks about the current middleweight division, his thoughts on Billy Joe Saunders Vs Chris Eubank Junior. Potential fights against Martin Murray, Andy Lee, Chavez Jnr, Carl Froch and Andre Ward. Fantasy Matchups GGG vs Benn, Eubank, Roy Jones, Gerald Mcellan, Jullian Jackson, Ray Leonard,Thomas Hearns and Joe Calazaghe Abel Sanchez ends the interview with a word of praise for Kell Brook and a warning for…
  • Chikungunya Virus outbreak in Grenada- Natural Cure revealed!!!

    ingram jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The Chikungunya Virus has hit the Caribbean,in particular Grenada!! In this short Interview with Medical Missionary Curlyn Francis from Grenada, BaylorIC TV find out more about this disease, its symptoms and most importantly get the information and ingredients on how to cure the body. http://www.bayloricworldwide.comFiled under: Breaking News, Caribbean News, Disease, Doctors, grenada, Grenada Hospitals, Grenada TV, Health, Healthcare, Healthy Living, Medical, Natural Cures, Travel Tagged: BaylorIC TV, Caribbean News, Chikungunya, Curlyn Francis, Curlyn Francis BaylorIC TV, Disease,…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • US Won’t Help Taiwan Build Subs, But Will Japan?

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    On the first of this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli both autographed a pipe section at a ceremony near Yakutsk, the capital of the Russian Republic of Yakutia. By the beginning of 2019, gas will flow through the section—and the rest of the 3,968-kilometer Power of Siberia pipeline—from Russian fields to Chinese consumers. Putin and Zhang called the endeavor, which connects two existing pipeline networks, the world’s largest construction project.  Russia and China are fast building an “energy alliance,” as AFP termed it this month. Last…
  • North Korea Parades Three American Prisoners

    Gordon G. Chang
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    In a surprise move on Monday, North Korea permitted CNN to conduct three five-minute interviews with Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, the three Americans Pyongyang is holding for various reasons. In their comments, each of the captives urged Washington to do more to obtain their freedom. It is virtually certain that the Kim regime arranged the interviews to obtain something from the US. It would seem, therefore, that something is up between Pyongyang and Washington. As if reading from a script, each of the civilian detainees urged Washington to send a high-profile…
  • The Weak US Response to China's Aggression in the Skies

    Gordon G. Chang
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    On August 19th, a Chinese J-11 fighter intercepted a US Navy P-8 reconnaissance plane in international airspace, 137 miles southeast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. Three times, China’s jet crossed directly under the slow-moving P-8, once coming perhaps as close as 50 feet. The J-11 also passed in front of the American craft “with its belly toward the P-8 to show its weapons loadout,” according to Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool. “In doing so, the pilot was unable to see the P-8, further increasing the potential for a collision.” Next, the Chinese pilot flew…
  • China Policy as Cliché

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    “President Obama has made it clear that the United States welcomes the rise of a peaceful, prosperous, and stable China—one that plays a responsible role in Asia and the world and supports rules and norms on economic and security issues,” said Secretary of State John Kerry in Hawaii last week, in a major policy address. “The president has been clear, as have I, that we are committed to avoiding the trap of strategic rivalry and intent on forging a relationship in which we can broaden our cooperation on common interests and constructively manage our differences and disagreements.” …
 
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Ghosts of Communism in Asia

    Michael J. Totten
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I awoke from a fitful jet-lagged sleep in Hanoi to the sound of communist propaganda being broadcast outside on a city-wide sound system. It began with patriotic Vietnamese music, which I first thought an annoying neighbor must be playing on a boom box or car stereo, but then the Ant Queen came onto the air. She obviously worked for the government. Nobody needed to tell me that. She sounded too official to be anything but the spokesperson for the ruler of an ant hill barking orders at worker drones. This was no radio station DJ, and anyway, no radio station on earth blasts an entire city at…
  • The Brutal Truth about ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    My latest was published today in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. Here's the first part. It was inevitable: Our post-Iraq isolationist funk is finally ending. And it’s ending, of all places, right back in Iraq. President Obama, a mere week after saying ISIS is a problem that needs to be “managed,” is now promising to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist organization that controls a proto-state in huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. He plans a “systematic campaign of air strikes” alongside support for the new Iraqi government and relatively “moderate”…
  • Iraq's Kurdish Firewall

    Michael J. Totten
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga forces worked with the Iraqi branch of Hezbollah to oust Islamic State fighters from the town of Amerli, but now they’re told they are no longer welcome. “We fought for three months here, and now we have to fight these bastards,” one of the Kurdish fighters told Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post. “If this continues, we’ll have another war.” I doubt the Kurds will get sucked into a war with Iraq’s Shia population, but it’s possible. What’s more striking about this and other recent developments is that Iraq’s Kurds are frequently fighting outside…
  • The Fate of Steven Sotloff

    Michael J. Totten
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Earlier today Gretchen Carlson at Fox News interviewed me about Steven Sotloff and the risks foreign correspondents take when working in war zones. You can watch the clip online if you're interested. OG Image: Middle East
  • Journalist Steven Sotloff Executed

    Michael J. Totten
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Islamic State just executed my colleague Steven Sotloff on camera. He and I corresponded by email and planned to meet in Libya last year, though it didn’t work out. He had to leave and I had to cancel my trip and re-route myself to Lebanon, so we never actually met. But I did introduce him to the publisher of this magazine and he wrote a few articles for us before he was kidnapped in Syria. I sort of knew him, though not in the flesh, so I can’t tell you much about him personally, but I can tell you this: he was a hell of a lot braver than I am. I have not for even a second considered…
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • More of the Same: Kremlin Suppresses Candidates

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

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

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

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    MOSCOW — Just as during the Cold War, when sporting competitions between the free world and the Communist camp inevitably acquired a political dimension, big sport is increasingly becoming big politics for Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the ongoing campaign for the presidency of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that will be decided at the congress in Tromso, Norway, on August 11th. Two contenders—both of them Russian—are vying for the position. One is Garry Kasparov, the legendary grandmaster, the 13th world chess champion, and an eight-time…
  • Police Raids, Intimidation Greet Moscow's Campaign Season

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    MOSCOW — The campaign for the 2014 Moscow legislative election began, as has become customary in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with police raids. Last week, Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Konstantin Yankauskas, a Moscow municipal legislator and a candidate for the City Duma in the September 14th vote, and fellow election contender Nikolai Lyaskin, with “fraud,” conducting searches in their apartments. Lyaskin was released under prosecutorial recognizance; Yankauskas was sentenced to house arrest and will be unable to file his nomination papers at the electoral commission. Both…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    So now the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers is 722. The number of wounded is 2,625. The Ukrainian army keeps on making slow but steady advances; the pro-Russian terrorists appear to have suffered heavy losses; Russian regular forces are openly engaged in the fighting; Russia’s “humanitarian convoy” apparently looted some Ukrainian armaments factories on its way back home; and, on August 25th, Russian tanks crossed into Ukraine just north of the Sea of Azov. All is definitely not quiet on the eastern front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kyiv on August 23rd, where she expressed…
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Will Russia’s unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putin’s “mind,” I don’t know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all talking about war in Europe. The one thing that was supposed to have become “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” after the end of the Cold War and the rise of the European Union has become perfectly thinkable and quite imaginable. And all…
  • ‘Criminal in the Kremlin’: An Interview with Professor Walter Clemens

    Alexander J. Motyl
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Walter Clemens, a professor emeritus of political science at Boston University and an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. MOTYL: Walter, you’re well known for tackling complex moral and legal issues of international relations in your work. One of your books was Can Russia Change? CLEMENS: I’m still doubtful. MOTYL: Your current project is titled “Can—Should—Must We Negotiate with Evil? The World and North Korea.” CLEMENS: The subtitle could also read “The World and Vladimir…
 
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    Property-Abroad.com News Feed

  • Australia Approves Record Number Of House Builds

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    But the figures are uneven across the states. After a dip, new home approvals resurged in July and remain at very high levels
  • Spain Gets Back To Its Feet

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Spain's property market looks to be moving forward as sales of commercial properties begin to have a knock on effect with residential sales growth.
  • Could We Already Be facing A New Bubble

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    While most of Southern Europe has struggled to find its feet after the 2008 crash, countries on the periphery have watched house prices shoot up as their populations expand, triggering fears that European property prices may have lost touch with reality
  • Chinese Property Prices Are Falling

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Most of us can remember back ten years to when every magazine in the newsagents carried banner headlines about China’s blistering 30-plus percent economic growth, or advising their readers to learn Mandarin (still good advice).
  • Heritage or Economic Health A Tough Choice for France

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:08 am
    The French government is desperate to sell off state-owned assets from across the globe and at home, to raise funds and keep the national debt under control.
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
      If we can turn around the tide at the next Presidential elections, I believe there is a very bright future ahead of us. If not, I am afraid we are in for an even bumpier road.   Continue Reading: Ziad K Abdelnour     The post We have the attention span of a 3 year old – Economic Warfare appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • “The FED itself is a private bank cartel…” | Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    By Ziad K Abdelnour The post “The FED itself is a private bank cartel…” | Ziad K Abdelnour appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Can we separate Economics and Politics?

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Some people criticize the injection of politics into economic discussions. But economic historians tell us that economists used to understand and accept that economics is wholly interrelated with politics, and that politics affects our economy. They note that modern economists have artificially tried to somehow separate the two, like Descartes tried to separate the mind from the body. Indeed, the father of modern economics – Adam Smith – talked a lot about politics in relation to economics.   If mainstream (“neoclassical”) economists think that politics is an irrelevant and…
  • Stop Procrastinating and Find a Reason to be Rich – Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    I believe each one of us has a financial genius in him/her that is asleep and just waiting to be awakened. It lies asleep because our culture has educated us into believing the wrong things about money. We’re taught to be employees and work for money rather than to be entrepreneurs and investors and have money work for us. We’re taught to not worry about our financial future because our company or the government will do that for us.   I also believe the best revenge against liberals and corporate bosses idiots is “obscene wealth”.   The message about money we’re…
  • Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint to discuss who may be funneling money between the Islamic State (ISIS) and Assad and what President Obama needs to do By Ziad K Abdelnour The post Blackhawk Partners CEO Ziad K. Abdelnour joins MidPoint appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
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    BBC News - Home

  • Sarkozy announces return to politics

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Former President Nicolas Sarkozy announces he is returning to French politics in a statement on his Facebook page.
  • Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
  • Cameron: Let's build a better UK

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.
  • Scotland votes 'No' to independence

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom, as PM David Cameron says demands from Scottish FM Alex Salmond for more devolved powers will be honoured.
  • Health services finances 'worsening'

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • Some Guy Bought The iPhone 6 And Immediately Dropped It

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    ... The post Some Guy Bought The iPhone 6 And Immediately Dropped It appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Some Guy Dropped His Kid While Trying To Catch A Ball
  • There’s A Website That Tracks How Long Its Been Since Jameis Winston Did “Something Stupid”

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    ... The post There’s A Website That Tracks How Long Its Been Since Jameis Winston Did “Something Stupid” appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Would Florida State Actually Sit Jameis Winston Against Clemson? Jameis Winston Got Punched In The Face Against Oklahoma State Jameis Winston Does MC Hammer Dance, Should Prove To Be a Barrel of Fun [Video]
  • Nikki Lund In A Bikini On The Beach

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    ... The post Nikki Lund In A Bikini On The Beach appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Nikki Lund Models Her Own Bikinis Nikki Leigh Bikini Pictures Nikki Leigh Bikini Shoot for Playboy
  • Murder-Suicide In Florida Leaves 8 Dead

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    ... The post Murder-Suicide In Florida Leaves 8 Dead appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Gia Allemand, Girlfriend of NBA Player Ryan Anderson, is Dead at 29 After Suicide Robin Williams Found Dead Of A Suspected Suicide Watertown shootout leaves Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead
  • Wanna Get Laid On The First Date? Try These 15 Tips

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    ... The post Wanna Get Laid On The First Date? Try These 15 Tips appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Cipriani Dinner Date NCAA bans hashtags How to Get Laid at Every Wedding You Attend
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    1Push Naija

  • Allegri: We must respect Milan

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Juventus trainer says his side will not be taking the Rossoneri lightly when the teams face each other at San Siro on Saturday …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Allegri: We must respect Milan appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • 5 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    By webdesk@voanews.com (VOA News) Officials in northern Mali say a roadside bomb has killed five United Nations peacekeepers. Authorities say several other peacekeepers were wounded in the blast Thursday in the north of Aguelhok, near the embattled city of Kidal. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Four U.N. peacekeepers were …Read More Source:: AFRICAN […] The post 5 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • VIDEO: 2shotz – ‘In my room’ feat Ruffcoin

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    By Editor By Griffin Okuchukwu 2shortz and M.I in ‘In my room’. Photo: Youtube 2shotz has released visuals of his single, ‘In my room’ featuring Ruffcoin and directed by Avalon Okpe of TokinDrumz Pictures. Watch here… © NET Newspapers 2014. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content […] The post VIDEO: 2shotz – ‘In my room’ feat Ruffcoin appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • VIDEO: Henry Knight – Bami Mujo – Ft. Yung L & Patoranking

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    By Jimmyking DZ Entertainment Presents the Leaders of the New school. Here’s a spanking New music video by Henry Knight, Bami Mujo, featuring Yung L and Patoranking. Paul Gambit does justice to the visuals. The song is already a feel good song. The video was shot in Lagos and features cameos from Sean …Read More […] The post VIDEO: Henry Knight – Bami Mujo – Ft. Yung L & Patoranking appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Rodgers: Sturridge could be fit for Merseyside derby

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Liverpool’s manager says his star striker could be ready to return by the end of the month. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post Rodgers: Sturridge could be fit for Merseyside derby appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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    Islami World

  • The Most Beautiful Cows Of 2014 (Images) – Cow Mandi 2014

    mahvish
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    In this post we have collected pictures of most beautiful cows of Cow Mandi 2014 which is held on super high way of Sohrab Goth. Also See: Big Cows of Cow Mandi 2014 (Images)   White Beautiful Cow Of 2014 White Innocent Cow – Sohrab Goth Mandi Red Innocent Cow – Cow Mandi 2014 Cattle Form – Gae Mandi 2014 Sohrab Goth Cow Mandi 2014
  • The Whole Cameroonian Football players Converted To Islam

    mahvish
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    The Cameroonian football players have announced their conversion to Islam after spending 2 month at a football training camp in the UAE.   Also See: The First Steps New Muslim Should Take   Twenty players who came as part of program run by a football academy for homeless, poor and orphaned youngsters in Cameroon, read out their evidence of faith at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in UAE.   “It is so amazing that an age when most youngsters only want to play and have fun, but these football players  were searching for  real life, faith…
  • Bakra Mandi 2014 – Big Goat Images Taken From Sohrab Goth Bakra Mandi

    Farhat Naz
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Bakra Mandi 2014: Is one of the biggest goat Mandi of Asia where all the goat keeper be collected came from different region of Pakistan. See Big Cows of Cow Mandi 2014 here Here we have collected images of big goats from Bakra mandi 2014.   Bakra Mandi 2014: Big Bakra of 2014   Beautiful Big Goat image taken from Punjab Village White high weight Bakra from Punjab Form Red Color Big Goat – Bakra Mandi 2014   Sohrab goth Bakra Mandi 2014    
  • Big Cows of Cow Mandi 2014 (Images) – Sohrab Goth Cow Mandi

    Owais ghori
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Cow mandi 2014 has been opened in Super high way of Sohrab goth for about 15 days. Many people are visiting there for letting know about the price of animals and some people go for enjoyment because sohrab goth Cow Mandi is the biggest cow Mandi of Pakistan. The rates of animals are very high now because of flooding in various villages many animals died. Also Visit: Rahman Cattle farm’s Animals before Cow Mandi In this post we have collected some big cow images from Cow Mandi 2014 Big Cow With Beauty – Cow Mandi 2014 Cow Mandi – Black Big height Cow Sahi-wal Big Cow –…
  • An Agreement with Saudi Company to Teach Arabic to Chinese Muslims

    Ghayoor Abbas
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Chinese Muslims to help them understand and enhanced their knowledge of Islamic civilization, therefore the Chinese Islamic Relations Council have signed an agreement with Saudi Company specialized in education for teaching Arabic.   It is a ground-breaking agreement made to promote the culture of the learning of the Arabic language in China, a country in which 50 million are Muslims said the Dr.Ding Hui, Chairman of the Board of Chinese Islamic Council.   There are some Islamic School teaching Arabic and principle of Islam but it is not enough” he said.   Dr. Ding Hui…
 
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    Spektra Media

  • Global K-Pop Community Reels After Ladies’ Code Member RiSe Passes Away

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

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

    Andrew Peng
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    K-Pop One officially merged with longtime partner site K-Pop World today as part of ongoing network expansion efforts, transferring all staff and resources and bringing in fresh energy into the news site. After month-long discussions between senior staff at both sites, the merger decision was made based on the determination that the parties had the same goals […]
  • PlayStation Network Suffers Wide DDoS Attack; Hackers Claim Responsibility

    Andrew Peng
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Update 2: FBI Investigating After Bomb Threat Incident Update published 24 August 2014 at 6:10 p.m. ET: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has formally launched an investigation after American Airlines Flight 362 carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was diverted amid bomb threats by a hacker group on Twitter. The group had claimed responsibility earlier for […]
  • Kim Hyun Joong Charged Over Repeated Instances of Alleged Assault and Battery

    Alexis Ballesteros
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Petra Virenius, Andrew Peng, Eric Tang, and Catherine Huynh contributed to this report. Update 3: Police to Summon Joong for Questioning Next Week 27 August 2014 at 2:30 pm EST: The Seoul Songpa Police Office will summon singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong for questioning and testimony after his former girlfriend, identified as “A”, pressed charges of alleged […]
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    AirVibez.com

  • Music Legend 2face Idibia Shares Photo Of His Late Dad

    Diamond Jay
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Charming and popular music legend, Innocent 2Face Idibia shares the picture of his father, Pa Michael Idibia who lost his life to cancer in August, 2014. 2Face Idibia captioned the picture; The post Music Legend 2face Idibia Shares Photo Of His Late Dad appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Big Pun’s Widow Sues Fat Joe

    Diamond Jay
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Big Pun’s widow sues late husband’s former protege, Fat Joe. In a new lawsuit reported by TMZ, Big Pun’s widow, Liza Rios, is suing Joe for withholding money that she feels that she’s entitled to (profits he’s earned off of his protege). Apparently, Joe made a deal with Pun to split all proceeds generated from Pun’s discography. Naturally, after Pun’s passing, the money would then be transfered to his widow. Rios claims that Joe hasn’t sent her a penny since 2005, despite releasing several posthumous albums years after Big Pun died. She wants…
  • B.T.S. VIDEO: Chris Brown – New Flame

    Diamond Jay
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Check out the behind the scenes footage of Chris Brown’s newest video. The latest in a series of last minute promotional material for Brown’s new album, X, this new behind-the-scenes video gives the viewer an opportunity to see the cast and crew in action. Included over the course of the three-and-a-half minutes are dance rehearsals and few good looks at the G&E (finally, a video that gives us a look at the real heroes of a film set). Check out the video below.. The post B.T.S. VIDEO: Chris Brown – New Flame appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Madchild – Amadeus

    Diamond Jay
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Madchild releases a new music video for “Amadeus.” The Vancouver rapper returns with the dark visual which features two lingerie-clad ladies while Madchild raps by candle light, hood up and sunglasses on. The single is off Madchild’s upcoming Switched On EP, which arrives on September 30th. Meanwhile, Madchild is headed on tour starting September 19th in Australia, before making his way to the U.S. and wrapping things up in Detroit on October 31st. Check out the video below. The post MUSIC VIDEO: Madchild – Amadeus appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • VIDEO: iPhone 6 Falls Off First Buyer’s Hand In Australia

    Diamond Jay
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    An unfortunate customer, Jack discovered he was the first in Australia to buy the very much anticipated iPhone 6 and during a live TV interview in Perth, the over excited Jack dropped his newest treasure. Jack was trying to get his newly-purchased iphone 6 out of the box to show a local reporter and promptly dropped it on the ground. There was an immense awkwardness as reporter struggled to compose herself and Jack began frantically testing the screen to check that it was stii intact. Fortunately for Jack, he later revealed on Twitter that his new handset survived the fall unscathed. See…
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    CANONCLAST

  • Venezuela faces breast implant shortage, turns to ‘made in China’

    Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards. Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But doctors say they are now all-but impossible to find because restrictive currency controls have deprived local businesses of the cash to import…
  • Democratic state senator resigns after committing voter fraud

    Jessica Kanter
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted the letter. To replace Wright, Gov. Jerry Brown has 14 days from the time the vacancy begins to call for a special election. Steinberg’s office said the primary is likely to be in December with a runoff in…
  • Ray Rice slugs girlfriend [VIDEO]

    Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Disturbing video of what appears to be Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator has been obtained by TMZ. Hours later, the Ravens tweeted they had terminated Rice’s contract. The video is the first look into what happened in the elevator. Previously, only video of Rice carrying his fiance’s limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. had been released. But the video from TMZ shows Rice and Janay Palmer enter the elevator and Rice viciously punch her. She goes down to the floor and is out. According to TMZ, Palmer hit a handrail in the…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Clinton fired from NBC over ‘laziness’

    Mindy Astoria
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    We broke the story first.  Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child, but our sources tells us the heads of the network were tired of her downright ‘laziness’. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been working at the network since 2011, doing feature stories on people or organizations once a year, while being paid a 600,000 salary. “I loved watching the “Making a Difference” stories about…
  • NANNY STATE: Incredible census data reveal over 1/3 of Americans receive welfare

    Jessica Kanter
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Fifty years after the “war on poverty” was first waged, there are signs a new offensive is needed. Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind. The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. At the end of 2012, according to the…
 
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    Amilin Post

  • Dubai Design District, d3, to unveil inspiring new Masterplan

    Damia Abdullah
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Dubai Design District (d3) is set to unveil its master plan on the opening day of Cityscape Global, Sunday 21stSeptember. Spanning a total area of 21 million square feet, the official master plan offers a preview of what Dubai’s new cornerstone of creativity will look like once complete, and insight into what d3 will deliver [...] The post Dubai Design District, d3, to unveil inspiring new Masterplan appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • 80,000 Visitors Expected At OIC World Biz, Muslim World Biz Event

    Damia Abdullah
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) — The Fifth OIC World Biz and Muslim World Biz event, to be held in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 10, is expected to attract 80,000 visitors from various industries. The Centre for Development of Trade in collaboration with the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade are organising the five-day event [...] The post 80,000 Visitors Expected At OIC World Biz, Muslim World Biz Event appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Philippines Gearing up for Halal Travel

    Damia Abdullah
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    TOP tourist destinations like Cebu are advised to gear up for the projected boom in travel by Muslim tourists or halal travel, on the back of growing affluence of the Muslim middle class. Department of Tourism (DOT) chief tourism promotions officer Francisco Lardizabal said Cebu should beef up facilities needed by Muslim travelers, which include [...] The post Philippines Gearing up for Halal Travel appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Halal Guys are Betting that Falafel will replace Burgers

    Damia Abdullah
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    In New York City, there are plenty of places to get halal food — items that okay for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic law. But few draw secular crowds or have a cult following like The Halal Guys –which began with a food truck at their original and most famous location at 53rd [...] The post Halal Guys are Betting that Falafel will replace Burgers appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Sensual Islamic Fashion Stirs up Controversy in Indonesia

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    By Ahmad Pathoni The sensual Islamic fashion outfit called “jilboobs” has brought condemnation from religious scholars and a subsequent backlash from more liberal sectors of society in Indonesia An attempt by religious authorities to bar the practice of wearing headscarves with tight clothing has sparked a controversy in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. More [...] The post Sensual Islamic Fashion Stirs up Controversy in Indonesia appeared first on Amilin Post.
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    your assignment editor [YAE]

  • Zombie Games SHOCKER ! One Woman Bites Another Calls It ‘Zombie Game': Cops

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

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

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

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

    WebSolutions
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos   ‘…photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed the photos were hers and called the situation a “flagrant violation of privacy,” the Telegraph … Continue reading » The post Was iCloud Hacked ?! Apple Probes Report Hacked To Get Stars’ Photos appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking…
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  • Lil Wayne’s fiancée and mistress Christina Milian reportedly pregnant

    Sylvia
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Rumors that Christina Milian, 32, is pregnant started circulating last month, which Milian went on Twitter to deny the MediaTakeOut (MTO) claims. Nonetheless, MTO claims that a ROCK SOLID Young Money snitch has confirmed that Lil Wayne impregnate both his fiancée Dhea and mistress Christina Milian at the same time, and they’re both carry his […]
  • Scotland rejects to become an independence nation

    Coteam
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Scotland voters have rejected independence and would not be leaving the United Kingdom after all. The “No” voters won with 55 percent over the “YES” voters of 45 percent. The decision prevented Scotland from breaking away from a 307-year union with England, and becoming an independent nation — and of course, a sigh of relief […]
  • BlackBerry new Porsche Design smartphone, P’9983 coming October

    Princeton
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    BlackBerry will be launching the successor of the Porsche Design-branded smartphone P’9982 next month. The new Porsche Design will be called P’9983. The P’9983 has a 3.1” touch screen, 14hrs talk time, 720 x 720 resolution display, 64GB of internal storage and 8 mega pixel camera and the device is expected to run on BlackBerry […]
  • Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against former boyfriend, Hefe Wine

    Coteam
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Australian recording artist Iggy Azelea has filed a copyright infringement and theft lawsuit against her former boyfriend Maurice Williams, also known as Hefe Wine. Iggy also said Hefe forged a recording agreement based on an old document that was created a long time ago. The lawsuit claims that Hefe apparently downloaded the entire contents of […]
  • NDLEA arrests South African coach, Steven Darluga, with 1.54kg drugs

    Coteam
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    A South African soccer coach, Steven Darlugar, 39, is soon to be charged to court by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking. Operatives of the NDLEA arrested Darlugar after drug weighing 1.54 Kilograms were found on him at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A substances that tested positive for methamphetamine […]
 
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  • 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.
  • Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?”

    Michael Vasiliou
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    In the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid, the Republican governor and businessman appeared to drop off the map. He became a recluse, and rarely made public appearances. A sighting of him... The post Are failed presidential candidates really “losers for life?” appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick

    Jack O'Brien
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
      A hypochondriac and unsettlingly impatiently Irish by nature, these past few weeks have hardly been pleasant for me. My appetite’s been gone for awhile now, my mood is insipid. My planet is suffering... The post ISIS and Ebola: Why I’m Sick appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • Nawaz Sharif accuses opponents of using human shields

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>IANS</b></a></span>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and religious leader Tahirul Qadri and their parties of “inciting people to opt for mutiny”. He also charged Khan and Qadri of using “women and children” as human shields in attacks on state buildings. However, he asserted that a few hundred people who are demonstrating in the Pakistani capital to oust his government would never succeed in their “sinister designs”. Supporters of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Qadri’s Pakistan Awami…
  • Pak court to try Sharif, Musharraf, others for money transfer

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Lahore: A Pakistani court today started ex-parte proceedings against 61 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz Sharif and former presi ent Gen Pervez Musharraf, in a case against alleged illegal transfer of assets to foreign countries. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri had filed the petition against a total of 64 politicians a few months ago alleging they had transferred at least USD 300,000 million abroad through money laundering, causing a huge loss to the national exchequer. Lahore High Court Justice Ameenuddin observed that since the respondents had not filed…
  • Al Qaeda preparing to eclipse ISIS, attack US

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    19 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Washington: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be hogging the headlines but the Syrian reincarnation of the old Al Qaeda is being considered a more serious threat to the United States, a report said. According to the CBS News, sources revealed that operatives and explosives experts from Osama bin Laden’s old Al Qaeda terror network, now called “Khorasan,” may again present an immediate threat to the U.S. homeland security. Sources also conceded that due to the emerging threat in Syria, where hardened terrorists loyal to Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri are working on…
  • Delighted with Scottish referendum outcome

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>PTI</b></a></span>
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    New Delhi: Hailing the Scottish referendum outcome, Cambridge University Vice Chancellor today said the UK will become stronger by staying together. In a historic referendum, Scotland people have rejected independence and decided to remain in the 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom. “I am delighted with the outcome because at the end of the day at least it allows people to move forward,” Sir Leszek Borysiewiczsaid said in response to a query on Scottish referendum results. “As a country and that (being) together we will be able to be stronger than going separate ways.
  • Singapore takes ISIS threat seriously: Premier Lee

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    19 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Singapore: Singapore is taking threats posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the region seriously but has not decided yet if it should join the US-led international coalition against the group, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said. “We are happy that the Americans have taken a stand against ISIS. This is a threat to people all over the world,” he said yesterday during a visit to Hong Kong. But the situation is a difficult and complicated one, Lee added. Singaporeans, Malaysians and Indonesians were among the 12,000 foreign fighters who have joined the ISIS…
 
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  • Top 10 Hollywood Tragedies

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    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    These Hollywood legends were all born under a lucky star but unfortunately, fate was not as kind. They had it all but it was taken away from them much too soon.   10. Michael Jackson Who could ever forget Michael Jackson’s charm? He started his career at an early age when he became part of the Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group saw a big success coming to them very fast, and then Jackson found a great success of his own when he released his debut album, “Off The Wall” in 1979. Then in 1984, he got his big break with the release of “Thriller” The best selling album as…
  • Top 10 Top Secret Prisons Operated by the United States

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    15 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I am always on the lookout to curate good, juicy content and to post it on the MixTopTen. Of course, we give full credit to the owner, Educating Humanity, for making us aware of all these secret prisons. I also did some research of my own and came up with another two prisons that were operated by the United States…Read further to learn about the 10 top secret prisons operated by the United States: Make no mistake: The Pentagon’s got plenty of secrets you probably don’t even want to know about. But there are at least a handful they likely wish had stayed a bit more covert.
  • Top 10 Top Secret Documents Every American Deserves To See

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    15 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I came across the site AllGov.com and believe that these details are worth mentioning, curating, and sharing on MixTopTen.com. As this is a top 10 lists site, I had to cut the article short by one point. Please know that these views are not representative of the admin of this website. The website is into conspiracy theories and these theories are quite juicy to read. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the ten top secret documents every American deserves to see: Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons…
  • Top Ten Best Film Directors of All Time

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    15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I made this top ten list about a month, but I was looking back and I’m not ashamed to say this, but I was not satisfied with the selection. So I’ve re-watched some movies, watched some new ones, re-evaluated my thoughts and I’ve decided to change around this top ten list of best film directors of all time. I removed a few and added ones I felt deserved mention for their work in the 21st century. So let’s begin to pay homage to the ten best movie directors of all time.   10. Christopher Nolan He may be a fairly new director, but he deserves mentioning for revamping the Batman…
  • Top 10 Coldest Countries in the World

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    14 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    We all like to snuggle up beside the fireplace during the cold winter, but the climates of these top ten coldest countries in the world are unbearable. Even when the sun is out, it is dull and keeps the citizens freezing through the years!   10. Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia, strategically located between China and Russia. The average temperature in Mongolia is less than 0 degrees Celsius during the winter season and a little above freezing point from April to October. The first two months of the years are particularly cold and the temperature can go as low as…
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  • Toledo woman accused of drug trafficking

    Patrick Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Police Department logo Thursday, September 18, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A woman from San Pedro Columbia village, Toledo was busted with just over two pounds of marijuana in her bag on Wednesday morning. According to police reports, officers intercepted and boarded a James Bus in Big Falls village and conducted a search on 26 year old Ana Bol. Police told Bol they were searching for drugs and illegal firearm. The search, according to police, led to the discovery of a black plastic bag containing 956 grams of marijuana. Ana Bol was subsequently escorted off the bus, arrested and…
  • Sisters charged for ATM card theft

    Patrick Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Sisters accused Thursday, September 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A court prosecutor is out $910 because the persons who found his lost automatic teller machine (ATM) card refused to return it, despite his warnings, and dishonestly obtained money using it. 20 year old receptionist Chelsea Martinez, who works at the Blake Building on Pickstock Street, and her sister, 19 year old Monique Martinez, an administrative clerk at Intelligent Solutions headquartered in the same building, are charged with the theft of a Belize Bank ATM card belonging to Police Constable Bonifacio Rash, a court…
  • Police outline targeted response to crime spike

    Patrick Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Police Press Conference Thursday, September 18, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: After a deadly night in Belize City which reportedly forced the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) to implement its mass casualty plan, the senior officials of the Police Department and Prime Minister Dean Barrow called a briefing this afternoon at the Racoon Street Police Station. Wednesday’s killings were spread out across the Old Capital, from Dean Street to Central American Boulevard to Caesar Ridge Road to Angel Lane, but the last three were related to the first as alleged retaliation. 56 year old Cyril…
  • Major drug bust reported in Orange Walk

    Patrick Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Cocaine bust in Orange Walk Cocaine bust in Orange Walk Thursday, September 18, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in Orange Walk have arrested a man from Ranchito Corozal following the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine. 36 year old Axel Fuentes was driving a Toyota pickup truck when it drove up at a police checkpoint around 8:30 pm on Wednesday between miles 56 on 57 on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Police say that during a routine search, officers found an ice cooler containing 18 packages of cocaine weighing in at 18.89 kilograms or just over 41 pounds. Axel Fuentes is detained…
  • Shooting incidents kill 2, leave 5 others injured

    Patrick Jones
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Shooting incidents Thursday, September 18, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Seven persons were victims of three separate shooting incidents in Belize City last night.  Two of the victims died. In the first incident, 25 year old Clifford Flores was shot multiple times as he and a friend sat on a vehicle on Caesar Ridge Road. Police say that an SUV approached Flores and his friend and that someone from inside the SUB fired several shots at them hitting Flores to the abdomen and lower back. Flores died about two hours later while undergoing treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. …
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