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  • Americas Most Expensive Neighbourhood is Not Where You Think

    Property-Abroad.com News Feed
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Ask someone where America’s most expensive neighbourhood is, and what will they say? New York. Manhattan - but they'd be wrong.
  • Car Kills a Girl Outside a Bronx School

    NYT > Home Page
    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    A woman drove onto a busy sidewalk in front of an elementary school in the Bronx on Friday, hitting and killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring five other people, the authorities said.
  • Ebola patient in Mali dies

    CBC | Top Stories News
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    A toddler who introduced the Ebola virus to Mali has died, a health official says.
  • - CDC Protocols

    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: CDC Protocols PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cdc, ebola, protocol, disease, epidemic, pandemic, africa, liberia, sierra, leone, usa, health Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • Moment bus driver tackles ‘rowdy passenger’ in fight over fare caught on CCTV (video)

    Descrier
    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    CCTV camera caught the moment that a bus driver tackled a ‘rowdy passenger’ to the ground over a fare on video. The footage shows two men alighting from a number 89 bus at Geddes Place, Bexley, before one of them tampers with the bus wing mirror. When driver David Newstead, 43, came out of readjust the mirror one of the men confronts him. Newstead then heads back onto the bus only for one of the men to tamper with the window again. There is a verbal exchange between Newstead and the two men, but the situation escalated when one of the men threw an object at the driver’s…
 
 
 
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    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • California Marine is first soldier to die in Iraq on U.S. mission against Islamic State

    Missy Ryan
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Pentagon on Friday reported the first death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq in its new mission to combat Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria. Marine Lance Corporal Sean Neal, a 19-year-old old from California, died in Baghdad on Thursday in what a Pentagon statement described as a non-combat incident. Further details about how Neal died were not immediately available. Read full article >>
  • N.Y., N.J. governors impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    Brady Dennis, Lena H. Sun, Mark Berman
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn. Read full article >>
  • School shooting near Seattle; police say gunman and another person killed

    Mark Berman, Elahe Izadi
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    A male student opened fire inside a high school cafeteria near Seattle on Friday, killing one student and injuring at least four others before taking his own life, officials said. Late Friday, the gunman was identified as Jaylen Fryberg by a government official, who has knowledge of the situation but who didn’t have permission to speak to reporters. Read full article >>
  • Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding

    Paul Kane
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a mad-cap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul Wellstone, chasing alongside the late senator’s son during a high school cross-country race. Read full article >>
  • Authorities confirm body is U-Va. student Hannah Graham

    T. Rees Shapiro
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The body found on an abandoned property outside of this college town has been confirmed as the remains of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, a grim result that came nearly six weeks after the 18-year-old from Fairfax County went missing. Read full article >>
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 10/18-10/24

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    This week we take a look at puppets from Sri Lanka and France, attacks on ISIS militants in Kobani, a partial eclipse of the sun, a foamy raisin weekend at St Andrew's University, the shooting in Ottawa, Diwali celebrations, and much more. [35 photos] Friends Aanka Batta (left) and Kelly Vaduka take a selfie in front of illuminations as they celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali in Leicester, England, on October 23, 2014. Up to 35,000 people attended the Bandi Chhor Divas, commonly known as the Diwali festival of light, in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's Asian community.
  • Mexico's Missing 43

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Late last month, in the small city of Iguala in southern Mexico, dozens of protesting students were attacked by police and masked gunmen. Six students were killed in the clash, and another 43 remain missing—last seen in the custody of police. Mexican authorities and relatives of the missing now fear that the 43 trainee teachers may have been massacred by local police in league with members of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel. Yesterday, Mexico ordered the arrest of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca, his wife, and an aide, charging them with masterminding the attack. Fifty others had already…
  • Fall Is in the Air, Part II

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors among the leaves. Collected here are some a few more images from this year's autumn. [27 photos] A leaf of the Virginia Creeper hangs from a roof in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany on September 30, 2014. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Nikon Small World 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Nikon will be announcing the winners of the 2014 Small World Photomicrography Competition on October 30. As a preview of the announcement, they've shared some of the unranked images from this year's competition with us here. Celebrating its 40th year, the contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,200 entries were received this year. Enjoy a trip into a miniature world through the images below, all from the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. [26 photos] Mite in a small forest. (Jose R. Almodovar, Puerto…
  • A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing

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

  • Old dogs don’t need new tricks, just love

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Hey, you love Grandma, so why not adopt her doggie equivalent?
  • Move over, Felix: There’s a new space dive record in town [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    A few years ago, the world was captivated by the record-breaking jump of Felix Baumgartner from the stratosphere, but what you might not have heard about is the jump that beat that record...which took place earlier today.
  • How people died in the 20th century [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This handy infographic gives you a quick snapshot of the major killers of the 1900s. It provides a nice comparison, too, between the different causes (e.g. death, war, etc). For more information about what disease were the biggest perpetrators, look at the bubbles surrounding the disease bubbles.
  • Kids weep for joy when their lost cat is returned [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How would you react if your beloved pet disappeared for two months? Naturally, you'd assume the pet was dead or otherwise gone forever. Then, one day, bam! the pet is back. Cue the waterworks.
  • The beautiful process of mining for marble [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In this video captured by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, you'll watch as Il Capo (the chief) of a marble mining operation guides his men in the extraction of the precious rock. It's surreal, beautiful, and to the environmentalist, slightly disturbing.
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    Radio Times

  • Jayne Thompson’s “Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writings by Incarcerated Men at S.C.I. Graterford”

    Emily Bryant
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Jayne Thompson In February of 2011, JAYNE THOMPSON, a creative writing and English instructor at Widener University, began running a workshop for the Prison Literacy Project at S.C.I. Graterford. The workshop, inspired in part by her experiences teaching at Chester High School, is comprised of twenty men who are inmates. In one exercise, she had the men write to and about their younger selves. What followed were pieces of deep introspection, revealing past regrets, fears, and many painful experiences. In this hour of Radio Times, Thompson discusses Letters to My Younger Self: An…
  • Ammon Shea’s “Bad English”

    Emily Bryant
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Ammon Shea [From the Radio Times archive] Are you a stickler for syntax or pedantic about pronouns? Have you been criticized for poor grammar? Or do you play around with language, inventing words and fiddling with phrases, like a modern-day Shakespeare? For hundreds of years, people have scolded others for the way they use English. Today, Twitter and instant messaging have added new layers to those arguments. Author AMMON SHEA’s new book, Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation, delves into the fluid, changeable mess that is the English language. Shea picks apart arguments…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Juncker does not look like the man to bring Europe back together

    Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    On David Cameron's dartboard? DonkeyHotey, CC BY-SAJust what British politics needed: a new row over Europe. The revelation that the UK is expected to make a one-off payment of €2.1bn (£1.7bn) towards the European budget by December is probably the last thing David Cameron wanted in the middle of the current meeting of the heads of government at the EU summit in Brussels. This is politically dangerous at a time when British support for EU membership is on a knife-edge. Cameron has already put out a strongly worded statement saying the increase is “unacceptable”. UKIP leader Nigel…
  • Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

    Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security at University of Bradford
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback. Andreas Gradin via ShutterstockOn October 26 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen terrorists, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central nervous system. Although most of the 900 people being held hostage were freed, well over 100 of them were killed by the chemical agent; many more continue to suffer long-term health problems. To this day, the Russian authorities refuse to disclose what weapon they used. Nor will they provide any details of the…
  • The big threats to humanity: it's time to start talking about solutions

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health & NCDs at Harvard University
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to our biggest Global Health challenges, it’s easy to get bogged down in focusing only on the problems. How many millions die each year, or the economic cost of disease, the social toll of neglected health issues or the exponential increase in communities affected. Amira_a / Flickr Defining the problem is essential, but endless discussion focused solely on the challenges can be dangerous. ‘Doomsday talk’ leads us down a path of feeling overwhelmed, numbed and paralysed; a path where we avoid discussing the issue altogether; a path that leads to inaction and eventually (and…
  • Police opposition to Harry Roberts' release reflects murky history of his case

    Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology at University of Leicester
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Three policemen died in the incident that led to Roberts' sentence. PAThe news that Harry Roberts is to be released from prison – potentially within days – has been greeted with outrage among the police. But after 48 years in prison, it’s time the knee-jerk reactions stopped. Roberts committed a particularly serious crime but has faced extraordinary opposition to his release. Roberts was convicted of killing three policemen in 1966 and was sentenced to life, with a minimum term of 30 years. He had shot the plain-clothes officers from inside a van because he feared they were about to…
  • At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet?

    Natalia Kucirkova, KTP Associate for Booktrust at The Open University
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    A digital childhood is no longer unusual. MNStudio/ShutterstockA recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists. In fact, there are several apps specifically developed for (and enjoyed by) two-year-olds and even one-year-olds, yet the official guidance from the American Paediatric Association states that: “Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age two.” So why is the age of two a…
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    The Big Picture

  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

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

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

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

  • Bad Habits

    John Dickerson
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    WINGATE, North Carolina—For a short time, there was a feeling, shared by Republicans and Democrats, that Medicare and Social Security were losing their power as third rails in American politics. In the final weeks of the 2014 midterm campaigns, it seems like the electricity is once again flowing nicely. Candidates in opposing camps can agree on little, but they both know that telling horror stories about what your opponent might do to Social Security and Medicare is effective. 
  • High Times Rolls On

    Mike Pesca
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Listen to Episode 122 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Vote for Bruce Something-or-Other

    Josh Voorhees
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    “I am beyond thrilled,” Michelle Obama told a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month, “to be here today to support your next senator from Iowa, our friend Bruce Bailey.” The problem: The man she was stumping for is named Bruce Braley. The first lady made the same mistake six more times over the next 16 minutes. Finally, after she twice urged the audience to visit the nonexistent “vote dot brucebailey dot com,” the crowd couldn’t take it anymore. “Braley!” they shouted toward a stage that featured a giant purple sign prominently displaying the candidate’s correct…
  • The Courts’ Baffling New Math

    Dahlia Lithwick
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape-aspiring violent video games, no homophobic funeral protester, no anti-abortion clinic counselor, and no filthy-rich campaign contribution–seeker whose rights and privileges will not be treated by the court with the utmost reverence and solicitude.
  • Lead Poisoning, Toxic Weed Killer, and Other Things That Will Make You Sick

    Terry Parris Jr.
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Here are this week’s top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email to MuckReads@ProPublica.org. Sign up here to get this digest delivered to your inbox weekly. 
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Judge Doesn’t ‘Think’ Police are Abusing Spy Technology, and More in MuckReads

    ProPublica
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr "It's not just bullets you need to watch out for."  For the public, gun ranges are the most common way of getting lead poisoning outside of the workplace. And with an estimated 40 million annual recreational shooters and 10,000 gun ranges in America, the risk of contamination, if left unchecked, is highThe Seattle Times, through a "first-of-its-kind" analysis of occupational lead-monitoring data, found that shooting-range owners repeatedly violated workplace safety laws and the agencies that are supposed to monitor lead poisoning have been slow…
  • Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

    ProPublica
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    by Cezary Podkul A central tenet of government finance is that money borrowed over the long term should be spent on projects that will outlast the debt – things like buildings, bridges or other essential infrastructure. That's not what upstate New York's Niagara County did with much of its money from tobacco bonds. Golf carts. Computers. Defibrillators. Portable radios. Even a grease trap for the jail's kitchen. The list of goods or projects with just a few years' useful life goes on – all paid for with debt that will last decades. Nor did the money go toward the health care costs…
  • The Millions New York Counties Coulda Got

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    by Lena Groeger and Cezary Podkul In 1999, New York counties had a choice to make. They had just been promised annual payments from tobacco companies as part of a national settlement to reimburse them for smoking-related health care costs. Like winning the lottery, they could either get small payments indefinitely—or take a lump sum immediately by entering into “securitization” deals. Counties knew that these deals would mean less money in the long run, but bankers said they offered protection in case the payments shrank or went away. Now the cost is clear: millions pledged…
  • How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt Trap

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    by Cezary Podkul LOCKPORT, N.Y. – As they met at The Shamus, a favorite local lunch spot, on a September day a year ago, Niagara County officials considered some good news. Thanks to low interest rates, they might be able to refinance a big chunk of Niagara's tobacco bonds – debts payable from the county's share of a massive 1998 legal settlement with Big Tobacco. Eager to lower costs by replacing the bonds with less-expensive debt, they decided to move ahead. As a bonus, they figured the county could raise some new money for projects like fixing up Niagara's jail. But when…
  • How We Analyzed New York County Tobacco Bonds

    ProPublica
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    by Lena Groeger and Cezary Podkul For this news app, ProPublica compared New York counties' cumulative tobacco securitization proceeds to actual and projected payments under the national tobacco settlement of 1998. The app allows users to explore different scenarios for the payments over time and see how long it takes for the payments to match or exceed the proceeds counties received from "securitizing" -- that is, selling their stream of tobacco settlement money to debt investors in return for upfront cash. Because securitization involves taking a discounted lump-sum payment upfront in…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • For Enduring Business Success, Give This A Try — Buy Instagram Followers

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    There is a right time for everything. Every technology sees its heyday before reaching eventual obsolescence. Today, it’s about the internet even as we are on the cusp of the Internet of Things. It’s the business of the future to surprise us but we should let the present surprise us. Businesses who are up-to-date on the latest technologies and marketing tools are the ones who succeed and prosper.With the growth of the mobile web, many businesses are adopting a mobile-first approach to developing technology as well as to do business. From the perspective of technology companies such as…
  • How to Make a Cheap Rope Monkey Toy Using the Monkey Fist Knot

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    If you have some recent rope, 2 hands and small degree patience you'll be able to build this rope toy for your monkey! Once you become perfect in fastening the knots, you'll be able to build a toy like this in quarter-hour. These toys can build nice fundraisers for any monkey event! You need a few things to form this toy, twenty feet of rope, a combine of scissors and a lighter.Making the monkey fist KnotSTEP one - Beginning within the middle of the rope, wrap it around your hand thrice.STEP two - Wrap the rope thrice round the middle of the surface of the rope.STEP three - Wrap the rope…
  • ©HD GRAND CANYONen hélicoptère photosphotos-peintures ANCIAUX MARTINEcréator ofthephoto painting artphotographer©

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    MARTINE ANCIAUX, photographe d’art, créatrice de la photo-peinture, photo painting,créator of the photo painting,new art of the photo painting,art photographer, http://www.anciaux-photos.fr, http://www.anciauxmartine.com , JUIN 2008 USA , destinations les parcs, Grand Canyon, l'appareil photo à portée de main, prête à dégainer excusez moi, c’ est le décor, prête à photographier,vous l’aviez compris. D’abord une sensation de se sentir si petit que l’on se demande si on existe, D'abord la stupeur, par la grandeur et l'espace, cette vue sublime qui vous envahit, Cette…
  • Partial Solar Eclipse (Thursday, October 23, 2014)

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    I was waiting for this event for quite a while and I was indeed thrilled that the time has finally come for us to see another solar eclipse, a partial one that is! The last eclipse I've seen was back in 2012 and it was an annular. I had driven from the Bay Area up to Yuba City with some friends to at least be close to the annular path. Anyways, here's my story of this partial solar eclipse... On the morning of Thursday, October 23, 2014, I had planned to hang out with a few friends. However, I was worried that I may miss part of the eclipse since it was already 1 p.m. and we were still at the…
  • Really?

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Just hanging out
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • H-P Shops China Networking Unit

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    H-P is seeking a buyer for its corporate-networking business in China, in a deal that could return the operation to local control, according to people familiar with the situation.
  • Ford's Profit Falls 34%

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Ford said third-quarter income fell 34% from a year ago to $835 million as lower truck production and higher warranty and recall costs hurt results in its core North American operations and losses in Europe widened.
  • Indonesia Plays Legal Hardball

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Indonesian prosecutors are increasingly bringing criminal charges against employees of large companies for allegedly causing losses to the state, a development that is chilling the business community there.
  • 25 Eurozone Banks to Fail Stress Tests

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    About 25 eurozone banks failed the European Central Bank’s financial-health checks, although more than half have taken the necessary steps to shore up their balance sheets this year.
  • U.S. to Name New Auto-Safety Chief

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    The Obama administration is close to naming a permanent top auto-safety regulator amid criticism of the agency’s handling of large air-bag recall, which an administration official on Friday called “suboptimal.”
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    Top News - Digital Journal

  • Allegations of inappropriate affair in Russ Faria murder case

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Explosive allegations surfaced this week alleging that Lincoln County, Missouri, prosecutor, Leah Askey, was having an affair with one of the lead detectives in the Russ Faria murder case during the time of Faria’s arrest, trial, and conviction.
  • Junk food banned in schools in Poland

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Lawmakers in Poland decided to ban junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the obesity rates among children. The ban will go into effect next school year.
  • Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.
  • ‘Birdman’ is every definition of spectacular

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ delivers the highest standards in all categories to convey the story of a man risking it all to reinvent himself before it’s too late.
  • Nebraska students permitted to pose with firearms

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Graduating seniors from one Nebraska high school will be permitted to prominently display firearms in their senior pictures, following a unanimous vote from the board of education.
 
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    TIME

  • Are You Only as Young as You Feel?

    emilystraus
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In her book Counterclockwise, Harvard professor Ellen Langer recounts a groundbreaking study she did in 1979 that has since become the stuff of legend. She took a group of male research subjects in their 70’s and 80’s on a retreat. The environment had been manipulated to make it seem like it was twenty years prior. The residents were all aware of the real year but being immersed in the world of 1959 and being encouraged to act like they were younger men had powerful effects on them: The experimental group showed greater improvement on joint flexibility, finger length (their…
  • The Best World Series Celebrations of All Time

    Andrew Hinderaker
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Winning the Fall Classic sparks a special kind of euphoria.
  • See Jack-o’-Lanterns That Look Like Celebrities

    Joseph C. Lin
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    In honor of National Pumpkin Day, take a look at some artfully carved jack-o’-lanterns on display at Rise of the Jack-o’-Lanterns, a 1/4-mile walking trail filled with over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack-o’-lanterns in La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
  • Review: In John Wick, Keanu Reeves is Back Up to Speed

    Richard Corliss
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    A cop knocks on the door of John Wick’s home late one night and can’t help noticing a few thugs mortally strewn across the living room floor. “You workin’ again?” he asks mildly. “No,” Wick replies, “I’m just sorting stuff out.” The cop smiles and says, “O.K., John, Good night.” Five years ago, Wick (Keanu Reeves) was an expert hit man who often worked for the Russian mob boss Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist). He fell in love with Helen (Bridget Moynahan), got out of the game, had a few peaceful years, then nursed Helen…
  • Clinton and Warren, Together At Last

    Joe Klein
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren appeared on the same stage today, in the ballroom at Boston’s Park Plaza, but at different times. There must be some significance in that, right? Uh, no. Their appearances were complementary, not competitive. We tend to overanalyze these things at times… but it was fun to compare and contrast, all the same, as both women worked to gin up support for Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate in the Massachusetts Governor race, as she seemed to slip behind her Republican opponent Charles Baker. Warren went first and emphasized Coakley’s…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • The Green party surge and why its coming from Bristol and all points west

    John Harris
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Polls this week put the Greens on 8%, overtaking the Lib Dems for the first time in a decade and providing a clear challenge to Ukip in the eastAs a display of political activism in difficult circumstances, it looks very noble: in the midst of grim weather, a dozen or so members of the Green party, gathered around a street stall in the middle of Bristol, doing their best to make the case for a £10 minimum wage by communing with people whose main priority is to get back indoors, as quickly as possible.Every now and again, however, someone stops for a chat. James Collins, 25, is working…
  • Google executive Alan Eustace beats Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record

    Associated Press in Roswell, New Mexico
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Eustace jumps 130,000ft from edge of space, hitting 822mph, after ascent in a balloonGoogle executive Alan Eustace has broken the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert after taking a big leap from the edge of space.Eustace jumped from over 130,000ft in a specially designed spacesuit, beating the mark set by the Austrian Felix Baumgartner in 2012. Eustace hit a top speed of 822mph during a freefall that lasted four-and-a-half minutes. Continue reading...
  • From Python to Seinfeld - are these 12 classic comedies still funny?

    Ben Arnold, Rachel Aroesti, Lanre Bakare, Joe Bish, Joel Golby, Filipa Jodelka, Charlie Lyne, Paul MacInnes, Gwilym Mumford, Hannah Jane Parkinson, Issy Sampson & Sam Richards
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Theyre known as comedy gold but are they? Really? Our critics cast an unsentimental eye over 12 from the hall of fame Continue reading...
  • UK driving licence fees fall

    Press Association
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Cost of provisional licence will fall to £34 from £50, while cost of renewing licence online will drop to £14Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence. The cost-cutting measure, which will see the price of a provisional licence fall to £34 from £50, was announced by ministers, who estimated it would save all new drivers in the region of £80m over the next decade. Continue reading...
  • 14 dead in Nepal bus crash

    Associated Press in Kathmandu
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Bus packed with people including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for Diwali veers off mountain highwayA Nepal bus packed with people, including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for a Hindu festival, veered off a mountain highway, killing 14 and injuring dozens, police said on Saturday.Among those killed Friday were two Israelis, including a woman who was part of a group heading to the Langtang trekking area. Israeli media reported four other Israelis were among the dozens of injured, 20 of whom remained in hospitals. Continue reading...
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • China’s Guide to Democracy

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

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

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

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

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

  • US Government Protects 2 Endangered Butterflies

    Lori Taggart
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Two species of prairie butterflies which have vanished from many areas of the midwestern United States have been granted protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in a statement Thursday, said the Dakota skipper and the poweshiek skipperlings, have been given the protection, which becomes The post US Government Protects 2 Endangered Butterflies appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Humble Delivery Man Becomes Hero in Dramatic Fire Rescue (Video)

    Good News Network
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    A woman’s voice was heard in a panic as she recorded video while flames were shooting out of a home’s windows: “There’s a man in there!” After a huge explosion, likely from a propane tank, the people who were trying to help all ran for cover, except one 49-year-old man wearing Los Angeles Dodgers cap. The post Humble Delivery Man Becomes Hero in Dramatic Fire Rescue (Video) appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • EU Pledges $1.2 Billion to Fight Ebola

    Good News Network
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    European leaders agreed to a $1.26 Billion funding boost for the fight against Ebola in West Africa. (VOA) The post EU Pledges $1.2 Billion to Fight Ebola appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • EU Agrees To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 40%

    Good News Network
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    A two-day European Union summit concluded in the wee hours this morning with leaders announcing they’d reached a climate deal to cut carbon emissions through 2030 by 40 percent over 1990 levels. The 28-nation bloc has already come close to an existing goal of cutting 20 percent of emissions over The post EU Agrees To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 40% appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, October 24

    Good News Network
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    On this date 10 years ago, the Arsenal Football Club completed a row of 49 unbeaten matches, a record for the English/Wales Premier League. (2004) More Good News on this Date: The Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated in France (1260) Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, was founded in Sheffield, The post Good News in History, October 24 appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Which Form of Energy is the Cheapest?

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

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

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

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

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

    Jayson Derrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    U.S. markets rose on Friday, ending a four-week slide for the major indices despite ongoing Ebola-related scares.
  • Roku Inc Working On Confidential IPO

    Kevin Riley
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Dow Jones has reported that Roku is working on filing a confidential IPO.
  • Ford Conference Call Highlights

    Shazir Mucklai
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reported its third quarter earnings on Friday. Shares of the company are down a whopping 4 percent. Below are some key highlights and takeaways from its conference call. Performance and Progress:
  • Morgan Stanley: Procter & Gamble Q1 'Better Than Feared'

    John Seward
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Procter & Gamble Co's (NYSE: PG) in-line first-quarter earnings suggests an improving "quality" of results in a difficult environment for consumer products, an analyst said Friday. Latest Ratings for PG DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Erste Group Oct 2014Bank of AmericaBuy Aug 2014CitigroupMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for PG View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Amazon Conference Call Highlights

    Shazir Mucklai
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported its third quarter earnings on Thursday. Shares of the company are down 8 percent. Below are some key highlights and takeaways from its conference call. Financial Performance:
 
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    WND

  • Mississippi Supreme Court denies McDaniel's appeal

    -NO AUTHOR-
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    (Associated Press) The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran. Justices agreed with Cochran’s attorneys, who say state Sen. Chris McDaniel waited too long to challenge Cochran’s victory in the June 24 primary runoff. The 4-2 Supreme Court ruling was handed down Friday, three weeks after justices heard oral arguments.
  • Dems move to regulate Internet campaigns, Drudge, blogs

    -NO AUTHOR-
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    (Washington Examiner) In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report. Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long…
  • Former Fox News anchor Terry Keenan dies at 53

    -NO AUTHOR-
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    (Fox News) Former Fox News anchor Terry Keenan died late Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a statement to Mediaite.com, Keenan’s sister, Linda, said the former anchor died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage and had received treatment at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. “It is with tremendous sorrow that we report the passing, due to a massive cerebral hemorrhage, of a wonderful mother, wife, sister, and pioneering financial journalist,” the statement read. “Terry was a trailblazer who credited much of her success to her beloved mother’s…
  • Backlash over boy's prize 12-point albino bucck

    -NO AUTHOR-
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    (Livingston Daily) It was a rare occurrence: A 12-point albino buck was shot with a crossbow by an 11-year-old hunter. The act, perfectly legal according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer program specialist Brent Rudolph, has caused a lot of backlash for sixth-grade Hartland student Gavin Dingman and his father. The story, reported Sunday in the Daily Press & Argus, went viral this week. It was listed as one of USAToday.com’s most popular stories.
  • TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    (WDBO Radio) Entertainment Weekly reports that TLC has canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” TLC released the following statement: “TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority.TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.” TMZ is reporting that June Shannon, better known as Mama June, the mother to the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” clan, is now dating a man who just…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • France: Stop extradition of Kazakhstani opposition activist at risk of torture

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by a french Court of Appeal has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges. October 24, 2014 International The decision to authorize the extradition to Russia of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov by the Lyon Court of Appeal (France) has set in motion a procedure that may eventually see him forcibly returned to Kazakhstan, where he is wanted on fraud charges, Amnesty International…
  • Equatorial Guinea must disclose full details of amnesty for political prisoners

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes. October 24, 2014 International Equatorial Guinea’s government should reveal the names and the reasons for the arrest of all prisoners set to benefit from the country’s newly announced amnesty on political crimes, Amnesty International said today.President Obiang Nguema signed a decree this week granting an amnesty to all individuals convicted or facing trial for political offences in the country. However,…
  • Dominican Republic: Reaction to Court ruling shows shocking disregard for international law

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for the country’s legal responsibilities. October 24, 2014 International The dismissive reaction of the Dominican Republic to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling on human rights abuses suffered by Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants demonstrates a shocking disregard for international law and the country’s legal responsibilities, said…
  • Iran: Halt execution of woman set to be hanged at dawn

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her. October 24, 2014 International The Iranian authorities must stop the execution of a woman due to be hanged tomorrow morning after being convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her, said Amnesty International. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial. Her execution was due to be carried out on 30 September but was postponed…
  • Iran must halt imminent execution of 26-year-old woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari

    Anu Ghate
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged tomorrow morning at a prison west of Tehran. October 24, 2014 Authorities have confirmed Reyhaneh Jabbari will be hanged tomorrow morning. AIUSA Iranian authorities have today confirmed that a woman convicted of killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her will be hanged tomorrow morning at a prison west of Tehran, Amnesty International said. Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial which…
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    Fast Company

  • Twitter Will Teach The Homeless To Code When Learning Center Opens This Summer

    Peter Wade
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Twitter-funded San Francisco facility NeighborNest will offer a safe place for city's poorest to learn tech and resume-writing skills.This summer Twitter will open a learning center in San Francisco in order to teach the homeless and some of the area's poorest citizens tech skills, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.Read Full Story
  • You Can Now Watch A Full Movie On Oculus Rift

    Nikita Richardson
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    How does the Zachary Quinto-produced horror movie Banshee Chapter look on the much-discussed VR device?It's been more than two years since virtual reality device Oculus Rift made its debut, and while the possibilities remain exciting, so far the reality has been less thrilling. But today the technology is taking a big step: A full-length 3-D movie that you can strap to your head and immerse yourself in.Read Full Story
  • Why Did Apple Apparently Send Porn To This Unsuspecting App Developer?

    Sarah Kessler
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    The company included explicit screenshots in a message expressing concerns over a new app.Complaining about Apple's process for approving new content for the app store is something of a sport among developers. The process, they say, is too strict, takes too much time, and interferes with the "launch-fast-and-iterate" product philosophy.Read Full Story
  • Doctors Use Adult (Not Embryonic) Stem Cells To Grow And Implant Petri-Dish Retina

    Peter Wade
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The medical breakthrough could lead to cures for other diseases.The clones are coming! The clones are coming! (Maybe.) Doctors have grown a retina in a petri dish using stem cells from a 70-year-old patient's skin and successfully transplanted the retina to her eye at Japan's Riken Center for Developmental Biology.Read Full Story
  • Scientists Experiment With... Robotic Bacteria?

    Neal Ungerleider
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    A team at MIT has begun work on microscopic bacteria-like robot which can be injected into the human body.MIT researchers are researching robotic bacteria that walk through human bodies that could help deliver drugs to different organs and even detect tumors. In a journal article published in Physical Review Letters, a team lead by Alfredo Alexander-Katz described how they could make robots reminiscent of 1980s science fiction movie Innerspace.Read Full Story
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • Kyrgyzstan urged to not pass anti-LGBT law

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida Kyrgyzstan is being urged by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) to refrain from passing an anti-gay law. The proposed law, described as "discriminatory", would violate fundamental human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Those include the right to liberty, security, to physical integrity, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. OHCHR recalls that those rights are protected by human rights treaties ratified by Kyrgyzstan. The United Nations says…
  • Foreign terrorists targeted by UN

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas The international community is looking at how best to prevent individuals from travelling to foreign countries to fight for terrorist organizations. In Syria and Iraq, a number of people from other countries have been identified as fighting alongside the ISIL or Islamic State radical group. In September the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that requires all Member States to take strong measures against foreign terrorist fighters. Work has begun on identifying just how to make the resolution a reality on the ground. Jean-Paul Laborde is the…
  • Mexico urged to step up efforts to find missing students

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Ravina Shamdasani, UN Human Rights spokesperson (video capture) The continued disappearance of students from the town of Iguala in Mexico's Guerrero state has raised the concern of the UN human rights office. Forty-three students were last seen in the town a month ago being taken by the municipal police. During the operation, the UN says 6 people were killed, including a 15 year old and a student, and 17 others were injured. Ravina Shamdasani is a spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). "Fifty-two people had been arrested in connection with the…
  • UN Daily News 24 October 2014

    Sandra Guy
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • Ban commends Europe's plan to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Emissions at a manufacturing complex in Toronto, Canada. UN Photo/Kibae Park Europe's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030 has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General. Greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the climate. The move contributes towards the global effort to keep temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century, Ban Ki-moon stated. Mr Ban's Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, has more. "The decision demonstrates the continued global leadership of the European Union on taking bold action to address climate…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Session VIII

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Session VIII "On Being" with Krista Tippett, Courtney Martin & Parker Palmer Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/24/session_viii
  • QUANTUM Discussion

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    QUANTUM Discussion The QUANTUM dance performance was developed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck in the Collide@CERN residency, at the world’s largest particle physics lab.QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness. Six dancers vibrate, scatter, and whirl beneath a gyrating quartet of industrial lamps, programmed to respond to the slightest movement, while Carla Scaletti’s soundscape from particle collision data provides the sonic ether.Following each performance is a…
  • Session VI

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Session VI Josh Klein Dan Barasch Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/24/session_vi
  • Session VII

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Session VII Andrew Cotton hunter lee soik Pedro Alonzo with Swoon & Angelo Milano Lunch Break: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0700 Location: Camden, Maine, Camden Opera House, PopTech Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/24/session_vii
  • Life Beyond Earth, Part 4: Penelope Boston

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Life Beyond Earth, Part 4: Penelope Boston Speleologist Penelope Boston studies bizarre life-forms in the deepest crevices of our home planet to understand what life might look like in harsh, extraterrestrial environments. Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/30/Life_Beyond_Earth_Part_4_Penelope_Boston
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • New York and New Jersey announce Ebola quarantine measures

    By Eric Kleefeld
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday announced a new set of 21-day quarantine programs "for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa," the Associated Press reports.Dr. Howard Zucker, acting New York state health commissioner, said that any medical personnel who have treated Ebola patients in the three Ebola-ravaged West African countries — Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia — "will be automatically quarantined."Cuomo said anyone arriving from the three countries will be questioned at…
  • Senate Democrats' committee borrows $10 million

    By Eric Kleefeld
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has borrowed $10 million, the Associated Press reports, in an intensified effort to fend off Republican challengers and hold on to the party's majority."Committee loans are commonplace during campaigns' final weeks," AP explains. "Strategists in both parties prefer to have cash at the ready rather than scrambling for last-minute spending."Democrats are defending seats across the map, including in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, and still more, while also waging uphill attempts to win Republican-held seats in Georgia…
  • 28 percent of American workers played hooky last year -- and some of their excuses were terrible

    By <a href="/author/mike-barry" ><span class="byline">Mike Barry</span></a>
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    CareerBuilder.com has conducted its annual survey of employees and managers to find the worst excuses for missing work — and from the looks of the results, whatever lying skills we lack are more than made up for with fanciful imaginations.Twenty-eight percent of us called in sick to play hooky last year, down from 32 percent in 2012. Among hiring managers, only 31 percent actually took the step of verifying an employee's illness was legitimate, suggesting most workers haven't violated their boss' trust enough to garner too much scrutiny. But some of the excuses proffered to managers…
  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: Carnival of Souls

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Watch a trailer for Carnival of Souls:Listen to more of The Week's streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: The MachineYour weekly streaming recommendation: The StuffYour weekly streaming recommendation: Enemy*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.* More
  • 2 dead, including gunman, in Seattle-area high school shooting

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Marysville Pilchuck High School, which is north of Seattle, was placed on lockdown Friday after reports of a shooting.CNN reports that the lone gunman shot five people, killing one of them. Police have confirmed that the shooter was a student and is now dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.One of the students in the lockdown told CNN (via phone) that the shooting started in the school's cafeteria. CNN affiliate KIRO-TV reported footage of students running out of the building with their arms in the air.Authorities told CNN that they "are confident that there is only one single shooter." More
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • TO INFINITY...AND BEYOND

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cartophilia: a 3D map of space provides a new understanding of how the heavens unfolded. Simon Willis explains From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 We are all familiar with maps of the globe, as though seen from space, unfolded onto a flat page with America on the left and China on the right. This map, with its glowing web of blobs and veins like so many city lights at night, shows space seen from Earth similarly unfolded. But unlike those two-dimensional maps, this one allows us to see in three dimensions: up and down, left and right, and then out through the universe.
  • THE LOVING SPOONFUL

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    My Madeleine: as a pleased-with-herself graduate, Taiye Selasi thought she knew it all. But Ghana, and a bowl of soup, taught her otherwise From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 In 2001, over the course of the summer, my godmother taught me to cook. I’d just graduated phi beta kappa from Yale. My mother was thrilled. My godmother, less. My education, however prestigious, was patently incomplete. I could write in Yoruba, translate Latin, pick a horse hoof, play piano, spot a Botticellibut, for shame, I couldn’t cook. The solution was simple: I would go to Ghana for a…
  • DANCING OUT OF OBSCURITY

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Short Read: it took ten years to hone their style and four minutes to go mainstream. Hazel Sheffield on Future Islands' breakthroughand their frontman's moves From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 This has been Future Islands’ year. Just before the release of their fourth album “Singles” in March, they performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. By September, Samuel T. Herring’s impassioned performance of a pulsating synth ode to waning love called “Seasons (Waiting On You)” had been viewed 2.5m times on YouTube. Instantly, Future Islands were dragged…
  • POETRY ROCKS

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Six original poems, each about a stone; six pieces of jewellery, each made with that stone. Ruth Padel, Fiona Sampson and others dig into the mineral world From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 Blue moonstone by David Harsent Not because I ask you to, but hold this stone in your mouth: blue blush, a teardrop-cut… It’s late in the day and you are lost to me, standing beneath a sky empty of any light in a place I will never see. A north wind comes in, a sudden shift under your skin, as it might be a burrowing worm, as it might be a moth settling on bark to grow invisible.
  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT’S THE BEST ESCAPE?

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

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/19

    CBS Radio News
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Doctor Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the U.S. Response to the threat of Ebola in the country and around the world. Richard Umbdenstock of the American Hospital Association, Jean Ross of National Nurses United and CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent John LaPook also comment on the threat of the virus. Also on the show, Representative Marsha Blackburn and Correspondent Juliana Goldman. Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Susan Glasser of Politico, Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/12

    CBS Radio News
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Doctor Dr. Thomas Frieden, The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Jonathan LaPook and Representative Michael McCaul about the Ebola cases in the U.S. Also on the show, Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses the current state of American politics. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post,David Rohde of Reuters and Susan page of the USA Today join Bob for this week's panel.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 10/5

    CBS Radio News
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. Plus, Bob interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the war on ISIS and newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Elijah Cummings also weigh in. Finally, an update on the "Battleground Tracker" series with CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News Political…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 09/28

    CBS Radio News
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams in Erbil, Iraq, Gen. Carter Ham, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, and former deputy Director of the CIA and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Mike Morell about the latest on the fight against ISIS. On the panel, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Kim Strassel of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Crowley of Time Magazine as well as Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 9/21

    CBS Radio News
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to House and Senate Intelligence Committee chairs Mike Rogers and Dianne Feinstein, as well as "The NFL Today" Host James Brown about the controversies surrounding the professional football league. Also on the show, Former Senator and Advisory Board Member to the Counter Extremism Project Joe Lieberman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Jane Harman, and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Robert Kagan. Former CIA Deputy Director and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell also joins Bob…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

    Sonari Glinton
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Most auto recalls usually involve one carmaker at a time, but a massive recall this week affects not just one, but 10, ranging from BMWs to Toyotas.At the center of it is Takata, a little-known but extremely important auto parts maker.
  • New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

    Chris Hopkins
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Travelers returning to New York and New Jersey from West African nations will be put under mandatory quarantine orders if they may have had contact with Ebola patients, Govs.
  • Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

    Wade Goodwyn
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Dallas nurse Nina Pham was discharged from a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland Friday, where doctors confirmed she was free of the Ebola virus.Pham's colleague Amber Vinson is also said to be free of Ebola, though she remains in a hospital in Atlanta.While their progress is being cheered, many nurses around the country still feel their profession unfairly received blame for the errors in treating Ebola in Dallas.The Monday-morning quarterbacking began in the first press conference when health officials conceded Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had been to Dallas Presb
  • For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

    Michael Schaub
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    In less than two weeks, Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. At least, some of them will — about 40% of eligible voters, if past elections are any indication. This year's races have already made stars — some rising, some falling — out of Americans hoping to represent their states and districts.Some, like Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman and Georgia governor candidate Jason Carter, may pull off surprising victories.
  • UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

    editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    (This post was last updated at 10:20 p.m. ET.)Two police deputies were killed and another deputy and a civilian were shot by a gunman at two different locations in California on Friday.After a more than four-hour-long hunt for a suspect they described as "heavily armed and dangerous," police surrounded a house in Placer County, Calif.Dena Irwin, a spokesperson for Placer County Sheriff's office, said the suspect was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Major Survey Maps the Current Nature of Business Angel Investing in the UK

    Guest Author
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Business angel investing is changing. Once it was largely a solo activity, undertaken below the radar. Now angels are increasingly joining together in manager-led angel groups to invest together. New research from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School takes an in-depth look at angel investing in the light of these changes.read more
  • Launching Your Brand Through Video

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

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

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

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

  • Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.The cities at either end of Silicon Valley used the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Passpoint specification to set up Wi-Fi roaming between their city-owned networks earlier this year. The technology lets residents and visitors set up a secure connection with either network and then automatically get on the other city’s system whenever they enter its coverage area.It’s an arrangement that makes a lot of…
  • Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at Google

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have a saying around the Greenbot newsroom that the most exciting tech-centric news usually hits on Friday afternoons. Google just dropped a Friday afternoon news bomb.Recode reports that Google CEO Larry Page has transferred leadership of all core Google products over to Sundar Pichai, who was formerly head of Android and Chrome OS. He will serve as Senior Vice President of all Google products and will manage a number of divisions, including business and operations, access and energy, Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance, and business, which includes ad sales.
  • Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So you bought a Revolv smart hub to manage your smart home. You obviously recognized a well-designed product. The only problem now is that Nest Labs saw the same potential. The folks who designed the world’s most famous thermostat, since gobbled up by Google, have swallowed Revolv—and immediately stopped sales.I was a bit gobsmacked when I saw the Revolv smart-home hub at CES last January. With this one device and a smartphone app, you could control just about any smart system in your home. The odd-looking device could control your home lighting, your door locks, and your programmable…
  • Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans—artificial intelligence—has been lots and lots of data.Last week, at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York, Salesforce.com’s head of artificial intelligence, Beau Cronin, asserted that AI has gotten a shot in the arm from the big data movement. “Deep learning on its own, done in academia, doesn’t have the [same] impact as when it is brought into Google, scaled and built into a new product,” Cronin said.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence. Affected users have been filing a steady stream of complaints about the problem in discussion forums, blogs, and social media sites since Apple released the latest version of the operating system a week ago. Attempts by users to isolate the cause of the issue have been fruitless so far. The problem affects a variety of Macs with dissimilar configurations and linked to many different routers. What’s clear is that the problem hit…
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    theGrio

  • Autopsy shows St. Louis officer shot Vonderrit Myers eight times

    Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday. Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s family and outlined the findings during a news conference at the funeral home that will handle Myers’ burial. The family’s attorneys said the autopsy suggests Myers was running away…
  • Sources: NYPD hatchet attacker may have been ISIS supporter

    M.L. Nestel with Deep Web Reporting By Amit Weiss via Vocativ.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
          Zale Thompson lived in Queens and says on his Facebook page that he graduated from Columbia University. The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four New York Police Department officers earlier today and was then shot dead by police may have had ties to ISIS, sources tell Vocativ. Law enforcement sources we spoke with identified Zale Thompson as the armed man who charged at a group of NYPD uniformed police assembled on a street corner in Jamaica, Queens, at around 2 p.m. today. The 32-year-old Muslim, who lived in Queens, struck one of the officers in the back of the…
  • San Francisco inmates receive 125 computer tablets

    theGrio
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com. This week, more than 100 computer tablets were distributed to inmates at San Francisco County jails as part of a new pilot program. The tablets, which can only access a limited number of websites and applications, will cost $275,000. The program was funded through grants from the jail’s Five Keys Charter School, the San Francisco Adult Probation Department and the California Wellness Foundation, according to NBC Bay Area. Steve Good, the executive director of Five Keys Charter School, said he has high hopes for the program: We hope this will…
  • D’Angelo looks unrecognizable during recent performance

    Chris Witherspoon
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Soul singer D’Angelo’s rise to fame in the mid 90s was synonymous with his smooth sultry voice and sculpted pysique. Who can forget his risque video for “Untitled (How Does It Feel)?” The 40-year-old Grammy winner has been fairly absent from the music scene over the past decade, but made a rare appearance at Melbourne, Australia’s Soulfest Tuesday evening. Although D’Angelo looks completely different from what he did 15 years ago, his vocals are still applause-worthy. Follow Chris Witherspoon on Twitter @WitherspoonC.    
  • Donald Trump thinks Obama should ‘resign’ over Ebola

    Chris Witherspoon
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Donald Trump should take a cue from Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen and quit Twitter … permanently. The real estate mogul went on an insane Twitter rant against President Obama Thursday, following the news that New York City had its first confirmed case of Ebola. Moments after officials confirmed Craig Spencer had tested positive for the virus, Trump declared on Twitter: Ebola has been confirmed in N.Y.C., with officials frantically trying to find all of the people and things he had contact with.Obama's fault — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014 If…
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Festival Supreme

    Siran Babayan
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center by Siran Babayan Tenacious D’s devil-worshipping chubby rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making fans laugh since they wrote “Fuck Her Gently” more than a decade ago, so who better to stage comedy in a music festival setting? Last year’s inaugural Festival Supreme included Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eric Idle, Tim & Eric, The Mister Show Experience, Garfunkel & Oates and The Mighty Boosh, as well as surprise appearances by Conan O’Brien, The Lonely Island and Billy Idol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on…
  • Gorgon City

    Lily Moayeri
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ El Rey Theatre by Lily Moayeri Gorgon City’s highly anticipated debut album, Sirens, is full of ear­-catching vocalists: Jennifer Hudson, Katy B, Laura Welsh. But don’t let that distract you from the music, which holds its own both on and off the dance floor.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Día de los Verdes

    Sascha Bos
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ The Growing Experience Urban Farm by Sascha Bos Although Día de los Muertos, the Mexican tradition of honoring and celebrating the dearly departed, won’t start until Oct. 31, there’s a new Día coming to Long Beach today — Día de los Verdes. The festival takes place at the Growing Experience, a seven-acre farm that once was an empty lot within the Carmelitos Housing Projects.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Mother Killed in Front of Grown Kids Over Parking

    Dennis Romero
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in front of her grown children following a parking-related dispute, and two suspects now face murder charges, Whitter police said. The victim's teary-eyed son, Daniel Crable, told reporters his mother's throat was slashed and that he tried to give her CPR, not realizing she was probably dead before she hit the ground. Suspects, 22-year-old Reggie Cervantes and 19-year-old Brenda Rangel, were each charged by the L.A. County District Attorney's office with suspicion of murder, cops said. The attack happened about 9:30 p.m.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to…
  • Historic Watts Coffee House Hopes to Become a Gathering Space for Artists Once Again

    Katherine Davis-Young
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The way Watts locals remember it, the Watts Happening Coffee House was the place to be in the late ‘60s. “It was hip,” said Harold Hambrick, a longtime Watts resident and witness to the 1965 Watts Riots. “Anyone who had any kind of creative ideas could come there.” Musicians, poets, and artists gathered at the space in the years following the Watts Riots, as did political activists, Hollywood actors and members of L.A.’s Black Panther Party. In the nearly 50 years since the Watts Riots — or Watts Rebellion, as residents prefer to remember it — the coffee house sat dormant for…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Surrealist Cory Gardner

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Surrealist Cory Gardner PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: cory, gardner, senate, colorado, udall, personhood, surrealist, magritte Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Doug Lamborn on the Military

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

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

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

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Ebola Symptoms PUBLICATION DATE: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 KEYWORDS: ebola, symptoms, air, travel, usa, liberia, nigeria, cdc, medicine, virus, africa Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Festival Supreme

    Siran Babayan
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center by Siran Babayan Tenacious D’s devil-worshipping chubby rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making fans laugh since they wrote “Fuck Her Gently” more than a decade ago, so who better to stage comedy in a music festival setting? Last year’s inaugural Festival Supreme included Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eric Idle, Tim & Eric, The Mister Show Experience, Garfunkel & Oates and The Mighty Boosh, as well as surprise appearances by Conan O’Brien, The Lonely Island and Billy Idol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on…
  • Gorgon City

    Lily Moayeri
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ El Rey Theatre by Lily Moayeri Gorgon City’s highly anticipated debut album, Sirens, is full of ear­-catching vocalists: Jennifer Hudson, Katy B, Laura Welsh. But don’t let that distract you from the music, which holds its own both on and off the dance floor.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Día de los Verdes

    Sascha Bos
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ The Growing Experience Urban Farm by Sascha Bos Although Día de los Muertos, the Mexican tradition of honoring and celebrating the dearly departed, won’t start until Oct. 31, there’s a new Día coming to Long Beach today — Día de los Verdes. The festival takes place at the Growing Experience, a seven-acre farm that once was an empty lot within the Carmelitos Housing Projects.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Mother Killed in Front of Grown Kids Over Parking

    Dennis Romero
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in front of her grown children following a parking-related dispute, and two suspects now face murder charges, Whitter police said. The victim's teary-eyed son, Daniel Crable, told reporters his mother's throat was slashed and that he tried to give her CPR, not realizing she was probably dead before she hit the ground. Suspects, 22-year-old Reggie Cervantes and 19-year-old Brenda Rangel, were each charged by the L.A. County District Attorney's office with suspicion of murder, cops said. The attack happened about 9:30 p.m.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to…
  • Historic Watts Coffee House Hopes to Become a Gathering Space for Artists Once Again

    Katherine Davis-Young
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The way Watts locals remember it, the Watts Happening Coffee House was the place to be in the late ‘60s. “It was hip,” said Harold Hambrick, a longtime Watts resident and witness to the 1965 Watts Riots. “Anyone who had any kind of creative ideas could come there.” Musicians, poets, and artists gathered at the space in the years following the Watts Riots, as did political activists, Hollywood actors and members of L.A.’s Black Panther Party. In the nearly 50 years since the Watts Riots — or Watts Rebellion, as residents prefer to remember it — the coffee house sat dormant for…
 
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    Wildfire Today

  • Ranking the federal fire agencies

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Every year the U.S. Office of Personnel Management conducts a Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey asking employees dozens of questions about their perceptions of what it is like to work at their agency. Below are some examples of the questions from the 2014 survey: We don’t have the government-wide comparative results for the 2014 survey, but the 2013 data is available on the BestPlacesToWork.org site. We looked up last year’s findings for the five federal agencies that employ the most wildland firefighters. The numbers below indicate the ranking out of 300 agencies, with the lower…
  • Safety meeting topic: taking calculated risks

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Firefighters — at your next safety meeting, here is a topic worthy of discussion: taking calculated risks on a fire. On October 2, 1943 on the Cleveland National Forest east of San Diego 11 people fighting the fire, mostly Marines, were killed on the Hauser Creek Fire. Below, is the second paragraph from the Recommendations section of the official report on the fatalities. Click on the image to see a larger version. What  do you think about taking “calculated risks”? Resources: Official report on the Hauser Creek Fire Article about the Laguna Hotshots’ staff ride to…
  • Property owners sue over wildfires in Washington and California

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Two lawsuits are being threatened over separate wildfires in Washington and California. Poinsettia Fire About two dozen landowners are suing a golf course over last summer’s Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California. The lawsuit that was filed in San Diego Superior Court blames Omni La Costa Resort & Spa LLC for the May 14 wildfire that destroyed five homes, 18 apartment units, one commercial building, and 600 acres on May 14 in Carlsbad, California. As we wrote on October 19, a fire investigator has determined that a golf club striking a rock is one of the possible causes for the…
  • USFS seeks applicants for 69 Forest AFMO jobs

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The U.S. Forest Service has a vacancy announcement that lists 69 Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer positions they are trying to fill. I’ve never heard of such a large scale announcement for dozens of relatively high-level fire positions. As far as I can tell, they are all GS 11/12 jobs in the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, 0301. An excerpt: This position is established on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent serves as a Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer (FFMO) responsible for providing leadership and program direction for the unit’s fire and aviation…
  • Inversion traps smoke over prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Smoke is trapped by an inversion in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. NPS helitack photo. In this photo taken Wednesday, smoke is attempting to break through an inversion over the Mosquito prescribed fire in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in California. Normally, as you rise in altitude, the temperature decreases due to the changes in air pressure. In a weather (or temperature) inversion, instead of getting cooler at higher temperatures, it is actually warmer higher up. Cool air trapped under a warmer layer, creating an inversion. From Fortair.org.
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • Faulty air bags raise concerns in Charlotte

    deroberts@charlotteobserver.com (Deon Roberts)
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    More drivers have become concerned they might own defective air bags after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday urged vehicle owners to act immediately on recalls dating as…Click to Continue »
  • Suspect arrested in Mooresville killing

    (Joe Marusak)
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    A 23-year-old Mooresville man has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a stolen firearm in the Oct. 11 shooting of Marquise Leon Dalton, 24, also of Mooresville. Demitree…Click to Continue »
  • Partisan groups have keen interest in non-partisan NC Supreme Court races

    ablythe@newsobserver.com (Anne Blythe)
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Judicial campaigns, technically non-partisan, have become steeped in politics as lawsuits challenging laws and policies adopted by the legislature make their way through the courts.Click to Continue »
  • NC Industrial Commission leaders identify laws that could curtail labor fraud

    (Mandy Locke mlocke@newsobserver.com)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The commission has identified potential legislation to stop companies trying to cheat on workers’ compensation and skirt labor laws. Community members and commission advisers met Friday to offer feedback.Click to Continue »
  • Union County adopts growth management plans

    abell@charlotteobserver.com (Adam Bell)
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Union County?s days of being among the national leaders in growth have receded, but that doesn?t mean the county intends to ignore growth management needs.Click to Continue »
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

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

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

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

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

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

  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

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

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

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

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

    david
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Rare opportunity to join our beautiful team. Looking for writer / blogger editorial all-rounder and a middleweight information designer / visualiser for our commercial studio. Details.
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    New News information at Cranes Today

  • Liebherr turns assist crane into ballast

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

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

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

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

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

  • Amazon has made its Appstore for Android obsolete

    Guest MY1hG
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Since its creation, the Amazon Appstore stood apart, banned from being offered in the official store for Android apps, Google Play, until now… sort of. When Amazon recently updated its main Android app, it got a new “Apps & Games” department that duplicates the content found in the standalone Appstore app — effectively making it both unnecessary and obsolete. Naturally, because Amazon’s still delivering apps outside the confines of Google Play, you need to change your device’s security settings to accept downloads from unknown sources to install them.
  • Amazon Appstore for Android will let you buy apps without a device

    Guest jthSG
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    No Android device? No problem! Turns out Amazon’s upcoming Appstore for Android — which has been in the works for some time — will allow you to purchase apps even before you receive the device you intend to install them on, presumably so that you’re stocked up and ready to go by the time the phone (or tablet, or whatever miscellaneous gizmo) arrives on your doorstep. As AllThingsD points out, the concept appears to go partway toward mimicking Amazon’s Kindle business model, which does a decent job of decoupling content (which is associated with your Amazon…
  • Netflix lines up two more TV shows for 2015: ‘Bloodline’ and ‘F is for Family’

    Guest JAh5r
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Concerned there’s not enough to watch on Netflix, or that the big studios and networks might hold stuff back for their own streaming services? Rest easy, the video streamer has plans for a slew of exclusive content over the next few years, and this week it revealed details about two of them. First up is the new show we’d heard about from Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, the creators of Damages. The show has a name now, Bloodline, and a creepy teaser trailer (embedded after the break). Actor Kyle Chandler (probably best known for his role in Friday Night Lights)…
  • Netflix recruits creators of ‘Damages’ to premiere a psychological thriller original series

    Guest xnOfY
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    No one can deny Netflix is betting big on its original content — and for very good reasons, mind you. In light of this, the video streaming giant is already preparing to premiere yet another series of its own: a psychological thriller from the brains behind the television show Damages. Netflix announced today it has signed up Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman to create a 13-episode original, with the plot focusing around “a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.” The new series, which will be…
  • Engadget Daily: Nexus 9, Google VP sets new space-jump record, and more!

    Guest 7wRgh
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It’s Friday, ya’ll. But before you checkout for the weekend, check out all our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including our hands-on with the Nexus 9, a new high-altitude jump record, the best gaming mice you can buy right now, and more. Gallery | 7 Photos Engadget Daily: Nexus 9, Google VP sets new space-jump record, and more! + See all 7 Tags: ATT, fantasia, FelixBaumgartner, google, nexus9, spacejump  Hide Comments 0Comments <a href=”http://www.engadget.com/products/htc/nexus/9/”> HTC Nexus 9 </a> HTC Nexus 9 Key specs <a…
 
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • American pilot and businessman washed ashore in James Cistern, Eleuthera following plane crash?

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Man found strapped to his plane seat in Eleuthera dead… Governors Harbour (international) Airport. file photo Breaking News 》》》》Bahamas Press is at the Governors Harbor Airport in Eleuthera where the body found by tourists is being flown into Nassau tonight. The man is said to be, Coy Austin, a pilot who was found strapped in his seat a short time ago. Austin, an American, was to have landed at Governor’s Harbour Airport this morning. In fact, cab drivers reported seeing him attempting to land with landing gear down this morning. However, when they saw the plane fly south,…
  • Breaking News – Hilton downtown Nassau sold to Chinese construction company!

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Signing expected in hour hour of this report…. Hilton Hotel Downtown Nassau Bahamas McCaysville GA – October 24, 2014 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) According to a report by the Nassau Guardian, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has purchased the British Colonial Hilton, located in Nassau, The Bahamas, after 20 months of negotiations. No purchase price was disclosed. The property consists of two office buildings (105,000 s/f total), the hotel, and some undeveloped land all sitting on the Nassau Harbor front. In December of 2013 the Tribune newspaper reported that…
  • Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling gave her address at the Girl Guide grand rally. Beside her is Mrs. Helen Sweeting, Girl Guide District Commissioner for East 1. NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it all possible. Addressing the very large gathering…
  • Dame Marguerite Honoured in London

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    DAME Marguerite addressing the guests. Photos by: Bahamas High Commission London LONDON – The Bahamas High Commission London honoured Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling after her Investiture atBuckingham Palace Tuesday, October 14th. Dame Marguerite was welcomed to Bahamas House by His Excellency Eldred Bethel and Mrs Dawne Bethel, a host of Bahamians, dignitaries and international friends of The Bahamas at the reception in her honour. Dame Marguerite was invested with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George…
  • Bahamas Tourism Business Reopened to the world -More than 24,000 new stopover arrivals in Grand Bahama already!

    media
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Tourism is back on the upswing! NEW NON-STOP SERVICE FROM WESTERN CANADA TO FREEPORT Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe addresses media in Vancouver, Canada VANCOUVER, BC — Tourism officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into Freeport from two Canada gateways. Residents of Western Canada can look forward to a faster and easier way to get to The Bahamas when Sunwing Airlines launches its new services from Vancouver and Calgary on November 1, 2014. It has been more than 30 years…
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  • Russian food inspectors claim to discover antibiotics in Valio cheese

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    Russia’s food standards authorities have called for an end to the import of Finnish lactose-free dairy products, after claiming that they discovered antibiotics in samples of lactose-free cheese produced by the Finnish dairy Valio.On Friday Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that the national food standards body Rosselkhoznadzor had sent a recommendation to the country’s consumer authority to ”remove dangerous products from the market”. Food standards official Aleksei Aleksejenko told Interfax that antibiotics had been detected in samples of Finnish lactose-free cheese which…
  • One card to visit them all: Finnish museums plan multi-access card system

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The proposed multiple-use card system is the brainchild of the Finnish Museums Association, which is encouraging all of its member museums to join the project. If the idea gets sufficient traction among member museums, the card will be taken into use from next year. Visitors who take advantage of the multiple access cards stand to save up to 60 percent off the normal ticket price for each museum visit.The Museum Association drew inspiration for the card system from the Netherlands, where museum cards account for up to one-third of all visits. The cards have also increased the number of…
  • Olkiluoto 3 compensation war rages on; Areva now wants 3.5b in damages

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    The Finnish power consortium Teollisuuden Voima TVO said earlier this week that it submitted a revised estimate of compensation costs to the International Chamber of Commerce last week. In its filing, TVO estimated costs and losses at 2.3 billion euros up to the end of 2018, based on the recent announcement of a commissioning date by the French nuclear contractor Areva.In late 2012 TVO had totted up costs and losses at 1.8 billion euros to the end of 2014.In its turn, Areva has fought fire with fire, slapping TVO with its own counter-claims covering delayed payments, related interest…
  • Education Minister, teachers’ union extend condolences on school stabbing

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Responding to news of the tragic incident, Education Minister Krista Kiuru said that the security and wellbeing of pupils and students should be safeguarded in all schools and educational institutions.In a release issued Friday, Kiuru expressed sympathy for the victim’s family, friends and the entire school community. A young male student was allegedly attacked and killed by a 31-year old male suspect at the Utsjoki Sami School Friday morning.“This act of violence is shocking in a small municipality and in a school community used to feeling safe. At the same time it creates a sense of…
  • Kati Kovács wins first-ever state prize for comic art

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Comic artist Kati Kovács, translator Riina Vuokko and the poetry publishing collective Poesia all won state prizes for their work in Finnish literature in 2014. The awards are worth 15,000 euros each and were distributed by Minister of Culture and Housing Pia Viitanen on Friday.Kati Kovács is a pioneer of artistic comic narrative. She has worked actively in the business since the early 1990s and comic circles call her "the female Robert Crumb".“Kovacs has created a distinctive visual world, where her stories disregard the rules and regulations of daily life. The strong female…
 
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Blinded by Nostalgia

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    In America, left and right alike suffer from a surfeit of nostalgia. Both sides want to salvage an old vision of the future. The result: pessimism and uneasiness… more
  • Cornel West’s Disappointing Decline

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    From public intellectual to public personality. Cornel West seems more interested in name-dropping and ego-stroking than original thought… more
  • Theses on the Feminist Novel

    thuudung
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Here’s the thing about feminist novels: If the feminist ambition overrides the narrative ambition, it isn’t a novel. Roxane Gay explains… more
  • End of genius

    thuudung
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The end of genius. The label, which once conveyed the supposed superiority of white European males, has outlived its usefulness… more
  • King of Colors

    thuudung
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Mondrian called green a “useless color.” Kandinsky compared it to “a fat cow.” Nonetheless, we live in green’s triumphant age… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR?

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

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

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

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

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

    Albany Tribune
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    By Albany Tribune Salem Hospital staff and employees took part in an Ebola drill in the emergency department on Thursday, Oct. 23. The participants practiced putting on personal protective equipment using the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control as of Oct. 20. The new CDC recommendations involve caregivers covering all exposed skin. The regimen now includes wearing longer gloves and leg coverings, plus a hood with a different air source. “The overall risk of having a true Ebola case in Salem is very low,” said Cort Garrison, MD, interim chief medical officer…
  • The ‘Politics’ Behind Oil Price Fall – OpEd

    Arab News
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    By Arab News By Alsir Sidahmed It is no longer a issue of whispering in the corridors of the oil industry. It is now part of public debate. Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? The latest to join this discussion is the notable New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who wrote on Oct. 14 under the headline “Pump War?” “One can’t say for sure whether the American-Saudi oil alliance is deliberate or a coincidence of interests, but, if it is explicit, then clearly we’re trying to…
  • Muhammad, Where Are You? – OpEd

    Uri Avnery
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    By Uri Avnery IT SOUNDS like a joke. But it isn’t. About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state. It is intended as a gift for the citizens. The population is growing, it is getting richer and it is satisfied. One of the items lists the most popular names given last year to newborn boys and girls. When the statisticians saw the results, they were flabbergasted. It appears the name that topped the list was Muhammad. Muhammad? The most popular name in the Jewish state? There is…
  • NY, New Jersey Issue Mandatory Ebola Quarantine For Risk Travelers

    RT
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    By RT The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for those travelers who have been treating or otherwise in contact Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. One healthcare worker has already been isolated after she developed a fever on Friday, New Jersey state health officials said. The unnamed worker did not have symptoms upon first arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, but officials quarantined her after she acknowledged that she was in contact with infected patients in Sierra Leone. The fever developed after she had been quarantined. She is…
  • 2 Dead, 4 Wounded In Washington State High School Shooting

    VOA
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    By VOA A student opened fire Friday inside his high school cafeteria near Seattle, Washington, killing a fellow student and wounding four others before killing himself. Police said three of the wounded were in critical condition at a nearby hospital. They said they were confident that only one shooter was involved. The attack occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, about 55 kilometers north of Seattle. Television pictures showed people streaming out of the school with their hands over their heads as armed officers ran by. Police have not released the shooter’s…
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    Deadline

  • ‘Ouija,’ ‘John Wick,’ Lead Top Five Friday, Bill Murray Graces ‘St. Vincent’ In Box Office Weekend

    Anita Busch
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    1st UPDATE, Friday 11:51 PM: Ouija's CinemaScore is probably the most frightening thing about this movie. No wonder they wouldn't screen it. This micro-budgeted film based on the popular Hasbro toy from Blumhouse and Universal Pictures is estimated to have scared in about $8M Friday (including the $911K from late nights) and is on track for a 3-day gross of around $19M+. It got a C CinemaScore. Expect it to fall off the board with its percentage drop next weekend. John Wic…
  • Vine Star Curtis Lepore Exits Rainn Wilson Comedy

    Nellie Andreeva
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    When on Monday we broke the story of a new scripted comedy series project produced by Rainn Wilson and his SoulPancake banner featuring five of the most popular personalities on short-form video platform Vine, there was immediate online backlash against one of the stars, Curtis Lepore. The objections to his involvement in the project, titled Hollywood and Vine, stemmed from a rape charge against the viral star at the beginning of the year. Lepore was charged with raping…
  • Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘Nightcrawler’

    Mike Fleming
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Open Road has released a new red band trailer for the Dan Gilroy-directed thriller Nightcrawler. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a driven, soulless wannabe who gets a fast car, a cheap camera and a police scanner and chases traffic accidents, murders and other violent incidents in hopes of getting film he can sell to a cellar-dwelling Los Angeles TV news producer. The pace is manic as the anti-hero proves there are no moral bounds to his ambition. The pic opens October…
  • UPDATE: Warner Bros Moves Up ‘Entourage’ Release By A Week

    The Deadline Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    UPDATED, 6:30 PM: For those who just can't wait to see what the old gang is up to, now you won't have to wait quite as long. Warner Bros said today that has moved up the release date for the Entourage movie by a week to June 5. The adventures of Vincent, E, Drama, Turtle and Ari now will go up against the DreamWorks Animation pic B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations instead of Universal's tentpole Jurassic World. PREVIOUSLY, February 25: Paul Thomas Anderson's next…
  • ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Cancelled By ABC

    Nellie Andreeva
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    ABC's new comedy Manhattan Love Story this week hit the “point of no return” rating of 0.7 in adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day). Now it has become the first casualty of the fall season. The network has pulled the underperforming freshman romantic comedy, effective immediately; its lead-in, Selfie, will run back-to-back originals in the Tuesday 8 PM hour next week. Selfie and Manhattan Love Story had the odds stacked against them from the start — left to fend for themselves…
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    The Conversation

  • Juncker does not look like the man to bring Europe back together

    Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    On David Cameron's dartboard? DonkeyHotey, CC BY-SAJust what British politics needed: a new row over Europe. The revelation that the UK is expected to make a one-off payment of €2.1bn (£1.7bn) towards the European budget by December is probably the last thing David Cameron wanted in the middle of the current meeting of the heads of government at the EU summit in Brussels. This is politically dangerous at a time when British support for EU membership is on a knife-edge. Cameron has already put out a strongly worded statement saying the increase is “unacceptable”. UKIP leader Nigel…
  • Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

    Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security at University of Bradford
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Chemical weapons could be making a stealthy comeback. Andreas Gradin via ShutterstockOn October 26 2002, to end a three-day siege on a theatre in Moscow by Chechen terrorists, Russian security forces used a secret incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapon believed to affect the central nervous system. Although most of the 900 people being held hostage were freed, well over 100 of them were killed by the chemical agent; many more continue to suffer long-term health problems. To this day, the Russian authorities refuse to disclose what weapon they used. Nor will they provide any details of the…
  • The big threats to humanity: it's time to start talking about solutions

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to our biggest Global Health challenges, it’s easy to get bogged down in focusing only on the problems. How many millions die each year, or the economic cost of disease, the social toll of neglected health issues or the exponential increase in communities affected. Amira_a / Flickr Defining the problem is essential, but endless discussion focused solely on the challenges can be dangerous. ‘Doomsday talk’ leads us down a path of feeling overwhelmed, numbed and paralysed; a path where we avoid discussing the issue altogether; a path that leads to inaction and eventually (and…
  • Police opposition to Harry Roberts' release reflects murky history of his case

    Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology at University of Leicester
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Three policemen died in the incident that led to Roberts' sentence. PAThe news that Harry Roberts is to be released from prison – potentially within days – has been greeted with outrage among the police. But after 48 years in prison, it’s time the knee-jerk reactions stopped. Roberts committed a particularly serious crime but has faced extraordinary opposition to his release. Roberts was convicted of killing three policemen in 1966 and was sentenced to life, with a minimum term of 30 years. He had shot the plain-clothes officers from inside a van because he feared they were about to…
  • At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet?

    Natalia Kucirkova, KTP Associate for Booktrust at The Open University
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    A digital childhood is no longer unusual. MNStudio/ShutterstockA recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists. In fact, there are several apps specifically developed for (and enjoyed by) two-year-olds and even one-year-olds, yet the official guidance from the American Paediatric Association states that: “Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age two.” So why is the age of two a…
 
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    DataSlam

  • Mocked for Trying to Help

    Ernie Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "So far, every single person, including Spencer, who has been treated for Ebola in the United States became infected because they risked their lives to help others." There's been lots of hand-wringing and awful jokes in the past 24 hours regarding Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, who had gone bowling in Brooklyn and taken an Uber before he was diagnosed. Time writer Charlotte Alter, who has been known for stirring the pot in the past with her opinion pieces, straddles the line between spoil-sport and truth-teller in her latest piece. But this specific line needs emphasis. (Also worth a read:…
  • I Hope You're Sitting Down

    Ernie Smith
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The standing desk is a phenomenon that I simply do not understand. But IKEA gets it, based on this video of a desk that can apparently be changed into a standing desk with the press of a button. The secret here is to combine the standing desk with the reclining bed. Tempur-Pedic could make a killing.
  • Don't Call it "Magic Underwear," Guys

    Ernie Smith
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "There is nothing magical or mystical about temple garments." The other day, the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints posted a video discussing their traditional garments, which are rarely discussed in public by Mormon leaders—leading some to call the clothing "magic underwear" and others to speculate of its purpose. Smart move on their part: The best way to take away the mystery around something is to actually spend five minutes explaining it. Good work, LDS. (ht The Atlantic)
  • As it Turns Out, Ebola Isn't a Big Moneymaker

    Ernie Smith
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "I think it is reasonable that there should be some level of indemnification because the vaccine is essentially being used in an emergency situation before we've all had the chance to confirm its absolute profile." GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Andrew Witty says that there should be some sort of financial protection for drug companies that make Ebola medications. Here's the reason: Essentially, they'd be testing the medication in the wild on a large number of people. This is understandable, but it's also kinda crappy, because the reason this problem came up in the first place was because…
  • A Word-Perfect Diss

    Ernie Smith
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "Despite its underlying idea, Microsoft Word, of course, has evolved over the years so that it lets you work more or less as you do in WordPerfect, turning on italics and then turning them off again. But if you do anything more complex, you still find yourself deep in Word’s arcane Platonism, which is too deeply ingrained in the program ever to be replaced." Columbia University's Edward Mendelson writes, in words larger and more eloquent than I probably have a chance of ever using myself, about how awful Microsoft Word is—while, in the process giving love to WordPerfect. Now that's a…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • U. of California Press Announces Plans to Launch a Open Access Mega Journal and New Mongraph Program in 2015

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    From the U. of California Press: University of California Press is entering into the Open Access space with the launch of two new products: a mega journal focused on three core disciplines (life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences) and a monograph program designed to take advantage of rich, digital formats. This move is part of University of California Press’s mission to bring progressive scholarship forward in ways that continue to meet the academic community’s needs for greater discoverability, accessibility, and audience reach.
  • Infographic With Stats and Facts About Wiley’s Open Access Program Now Available

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The publisher prepared the infographic (below). It was first posted on Wiley’s Exchanges Blog earlier today.
  • Research Article: “Mining and Analyzing Circulation and ILL Data for Informed Collection Development”

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    The following approved for publication preprint is scheduled for publication in the September 2015 issue of College & Research Libraries. Title Mining and Analyzing Circulation and ILL Data for Informed Collection Development Authors Forrest E. Link The College of New Jersey Yuji Tosaka The College of New Jersey Cathy Weng The College of New Jersey Source C&RL Website Abstract In order to investigate quantitative methods of collection use analysis employing the types of library data that are extractable in the reporting modules of modern ILS and ILL systems and to better understand…
  • State of Indiana and Ancestry.com Partner to Digitize 13 Million Birth, Death, and Wedding Certificates

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    From the Office of the Governor, State of Indiana: The State of Indiana, through the Indiana Commission on Public Records (State Archives) has entered into a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize and eventually post online more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records for access by Hoosiers. These online historical records, those older than 75 years, will start to become available in 2015, with the completion date expected by the State’s Bicentennial in 2016. This will be the largest online collection of the State of Indiana’s materials ever digitized.
  • Tutorials, Presentations and Proceedings From Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 (DCMI) Conference Now Online

    Gary Price
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    From the DCMI Web Site: Over 236 people from 17 countries attended DC-2014 in Austin, Texas from 8 through 11 October 2014. Pre- and post-Conference tutorials and workshops were presented in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and at the Harry Ransom Center with 90 people attending in each of the two venues on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Over 190 people attended the 2-day conference. Presentation slides of the keynote by Eric Miller of Zepheira LLC as well as presentations from the special sessions and the tutorials/workshops are available online at the…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Women in National Parliaments (Situation as of 1st October 2014)

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Women in National Parliaments Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st October 2014. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Comparative data on the […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Managing for Results: Selected Agencies Need To Take Additional Efforts to Improve Customer Service. GAO-15-84, October 24. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-84 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666651.pdf Podcast – http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/podcasts/666613Filed under: Government Accountability Office, government and politics, management
  • Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read.

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read. Source: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year. Wastebook 2014 — the report Washington doesn’t want you to read […]
  • Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child Source: Reason Foundation The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty.” The Act was designed to help disadvantaged students meet challenging state academic standards. Originally authorized in 1970, the […]
  • The Impact of Piketty’s Wealth Tax on the Poor, the Rich, and the Middle Class

    fulltextreports
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Impact of Piketty’s Wealth Tax on the Poor, the Rich, and the Middle Class Source: Tax Foundation In his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty recommends a wealth tax as a remedy to inequality. The basic version of Piketty’s wealth tax would impose a tax rate of 1 percent on net worth […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Better Life Bags combines style, substance to build handbags and Hamtramck at the same time

    Karen Dybis
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Rebecca Smith is what she describes as a “creative entrepreneur.” She started by creating cute bags. Then she created a business to sell the cute bags. Then came the most creative – and dare we call it brave – move of all. She created a mission. This mother of three is the owner of Better Life Bags, a Hamtramck-based design and product company. The name comes from the company’s mission that each bag needs to make someone’s life better. Better Life Bags, which celebrated its five-year anniversary this fall, does more than just make purses and give out paychecks. They are part of a…
  • Investment in Detroit comes from all walks of life

    Cindy Pasky
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    A few weeks ago Warren Buffet sat on the stage at the Detroit Homecoming and declared, “We would buy a company in Detroit today, and we would be happy to have the headquarters here.” That made national news and may have sent shock waves through some in the investment community. It certainly was no surprise to long-time investors in our city. Those investors include business leaders and corporations. That’s a given. They have chosen to stay in Detroit and help with the city’s transformation. They have the dollars, the network and connections to move those plans forward and they…
  • Shinola launches second Makers Monday campaign to get people to Buy American

    M Lapham
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Made in America. The past few years have seen these three words go from a random fact about a product to a point of pride. December 1 this renewed sense of pride and respect for homegrown builders, artisans, and craft people will be highlighted on Makers Monday. One year ago, Shinola came up with the Makers Monday idea of campaigning for consumers to buy American and share it via social networks on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. As part of the initiative, consumers are also encouraged pledge to buy American-made products and to share their pledge – and, later, their American-made…
  • USS Detroit christened, shares same goals as the city … increase forward presence, be fast and agile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Google is reinventing the email, and the Gmail, while trying to stop the rise of Dropbox’s Mailbox app with the new Google Inbox app for Android and iPhone. In case you’re living under a rock this past week, Google has just unveiled a new mobile app that focuses entirely on Gmail and the search giant’s top products and services. The Google Inbox App is new service built from the ground up to promote the “zero inbox,” or a virtual email box with no unread messages. If this concept sounds familiar, well, look no farther than Dropbox’s Mailbox app which popularized the swipe to right…
  • Microsoft Corporation confirms removal of ‘Nokia’ on Lumia Windows Phone

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Microsoft Corporation is demoting the Nokia brand to “Feature” phones category, while the Redmond-based tech giant will take over the Lumia branding. Up and coming are phones that will sport the “Microsoft Lumia” name. Microsoft Corporation finally confirmed that it’s removing Nokia’s name on high-end or flagship smartphones that run Windows Phone. Phones targeting the low-end and mid-range categories, but with Windows Phone OS are also affected. The transition was first reported early this week. From Nokia Lumia, devices manufactured by the former market leader will now bear the…
  • Ello said they will stay ad-free, and announces new investments

    Raphael Labuguen
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    In a fascinating new letter, Ello said that it attracted new investments worth more than $5 Million, and it also promises to stay ad-free. To generate revenue, and to sustain its growth, Ello will sell premium services. In case you’re new to this social network, Ello is a brand new service which promises socializing on the web without advertisements. When the site made by three co-founders was officially announced back in September, several pundits said that it will fail mainly because running a website with millions of visitors per day will demand funds to sustain the server, the site’s…
  • Mario Kart 8 adding two new DLC with Yoshi Circuit

    Orpha Buena
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Nintendo is launching two new downloadable content update for the Mario Kart 8. Nintendo Corporation has just unveiled two new DLC or downloadable content updates for its hit game Mario Kart 8, so get your eShop credits ready! One of the updates spins around the new Yoshi circuit (photograph below) which shows the track shaped as the popular dinosaur character. Additionally, the new content update will also add 7 other courses. For the other update, Nintendo will also include 8 circuits. And to lure more buyers, Nintendo is also adding three new characters and four new vehicles for every…
  • Rooms app doesn’t support Facebook login and allows alias use

    Orpha Buena
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Facebook is launching a direct attack on the “front-page of the internet” Reddit with the new Creative Labs app, Rooms with pseudonym login support. It’s like Reddit in more subtle environment. Facebook has unveiled its latest creation, and for the first time since like two years or so, Facebook’s new app is not intended to compete or kill Snapchat, Facebook’s biggest next-generation rival. Meet the new Rooms app for the iPhone, and it’s Facebook take on online communities which are focusing on common interests that attract millions of visitors across the globe. As noted by…
 
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    SWNS

  • Boy, 15, tried to extinguish firework by putting it in his MOUTH

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    A teenager is lucky to be alive after trying to put out an illegal firework by sticking it in his MOUTH – before blowing off the end of his finger. Dylan Cosgrove, 15, was at home with girlfriend, Erin Easton, when he lit the banger in his bedroom as a joke. The teen then panicked as the fuse started fizzing and put it in his mouth in an attempt to stop it burning. Dylan Cosgrove with his bandaged hand after he set off a firework in her room But his desperate bid failed so to protect his girlfriend from the explosion he put his right hand over the top of the banger. The unlicensed…
  • Teacher sent home on her first day for having tattoos posed NUDE when she was 18

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    The teaching assistant sent home on her first day for having too many tattoos is facing fresh controversy after NUDE pictures emerged. Charlotte Tumilty, 26, was turned her away from her trainee role at a ‘strict Catholic’ school when staff took exception to her body art. The mum-of-two has inkings on her feet, hands and neck and was told they were ”inappropriate”. Mum of two Charlotte Tumilty was sent home from her new job as a teacher at a Catholic school because she had too many tattoos on show Despite passing an earlier interview, within a hour of starting the…
  • UK buy-to-let property index launched by LendInvest

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    LendInvest, the world’s largest peer-to-peer platform for property, has launched an index on the UK Buy-To-Let (BTL) property market. The LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index now provides the most comprehensive publicly-available analysis of the UK BTL market. The LendInvest Buy-To-Let Index, which will be published monthly, is taken from a range of proprietary sources of information and compiled by LendInvest’s data science team. This information includes over a million data points (from the last month alone) from data provided by Zoopla; and data from the UK Land Registry. The LendInvest…
  • Chalets Direct revamped to celebrate 15th anniversary

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    As they approach their 15th winter of helping skiers and snowboarders find their ideal ski holiday, Chalets Direct is proud to show off a brand new look and excellent added features. The firm’s new website has improved navigation, advanced search options and generally makes it easier to find your ski chalet or apartment holiday. Chalets Direct was one of the original ski holiday portals and has developed over the years into one of the leading UK-based ski accommodation websites. With a wealth of industry knowledge and a genuine passion for skiing, the Chalets Direct management team…
  • Sensor Access Technology launches integrated biometric solutions

    SWNS Reporter
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Sensor Access Technology has launched a Bio Plus range of fingerprint Biometric readers. With a world class algorithm Sensor’s Bio reader range is designed to meet increased security needs. The Bio range eliminates the need to remember a pin code or carry a card. It also removes the possibility of card theft. This increases security for buildings and adds an additional level of protection for higher security areas. Within the GuardPoint Pro software all biometric enrollment has been integrated. This offers the system administrator a simple, user friendly front end with no…
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Salem Hospital holds Ebola drill using updated CDC guidelines‏ – (Video)

    Albany Tribune
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    By Albany Tribune Salem Hospital staff and employees took part in an Ebola drill in the emergency department on Thursday, Oct. 23. The participants practiced putting on personal protective equipment using the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control as of Oct. 20. The new CDC recommendations involve caregivers covering all exposed skin. The regimen now includes wearing longer gloves and leg coverings, plus a hood with a different air source. “The overall risk of having a true Ebola case in Salem is very low,” said Cort Garrison, MD, interim chief medical officer…
  • The ‘Politics’ Behind Oil Price Fall – OpEd

    Arab News
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    By Arab News By Alsir Sidahmed It is no longer a issue of whispering in the corridors of the oil industry. It is now part of public debate. Is Saudi Arabia launching an oil price war in tandem with the US to undermine or at least weaken energy dependent adversaries Russia and Iran? The latest to join this discussion is the notable New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who wrote on Oct. 14 under the headline “Pump War?” “One can’t say for sure whether the American-Saudi oil alliance is deliberate or a coincidence of interests, but, if it is explicit, then clearly we’re trying to…
  • Muhammad, Where Are You? – OpEd

    Uri Avnery
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    By Uri Avnery IT SOUNDS like a joke. But it isn’t. About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state. It is intended as a gift for the citizens. The population is growing, it is getting richer and it is satisfied. One of the items lists the most popular names given last year to newborn boys and girls. When the statisticians saw the results, they were flabbergasted. It appears the name that topped the list was Muhammad. Muhammad? The most popular name in the Jewish state? There is…
  • NY, New Jersey Issue Mandatory Ebola Quarantine For Risk Travelers

    RT
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    By RT The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for those travelers who have been treating or otherwise in contact Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. One healthcare worker has already been isolated after she developed a fever on Friday, New Jersey state health officials said. The unnamed worker did not have symptoms upon first arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, but officials quarantined her after she acknowledged that she was in contact with infected patients in Sierra Leone. The fever developed after she had been quarantined. She is…
  • 2 Dead, 4 Wounded In Washington State High School Shooting

    VOA
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    By VOA A student opened fire Friday inside his high school cafeteria near Seattle, Washington, killing a fellow student and wounding four others before killing himself. Police said three of the wounded were in critical condition at a nearby hospital. They said they were confident that only one shooter was involved. The attack occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, about 55 kilometers north of Seattle. Television pictures showed people streaming out of the school with their hands over their heads as armed officers ran by. Police have not released the shooter’s…
 
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  • Black Hollywood Live’s ‘This Week': Shonda Rhimes, Bill Cosby, Black-ish & More

    bhlivederrial
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    *BHL: This Week — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon, Courtney Stewart and DJ Jesse Janedy discuss news for the week of October 24th, 2014. Jesse opens up with Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Twitter Critics…Again, Zoe Saldana Wants To Retire The Word Ethnic, and Key & Peele Are Officially Working On A […]
  • New Music: Aaron Camper ‘My Heart’

    Al-Lateef Farmer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    *There’s something in Aaron Camper’s music that’s elusive, doesn’t allow you to put your finger on it, so you can’t categorize it. That’s the beauty of Aaron Camper, he defies genre by bending melodies toward his feel for a song, creating music that sounds like his emotions. One listen to “My Heart” and you hear […]
  • Blake Griffin Reveals Awkward Encounters with Donald Sterling

    Deron Dalton
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    *Blake Griffin opened up in GQ‘s October issue about a lot of things going on his life, but what still stands out the most are those stories about some awkward encounters he had with Donald Sterling. He said about Sterling, “it was unfortunate. I mean, for me, like I said, the first thing I ever Googled about […]
  • Kenya Moore’s Goal Is to ‘Redeem Herself’ on Newest Season of ‘RHOA’

    Deron Dalton
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    *So many beefs, so little time. Or at least that’s what Kenya Moore should be saying. She literally went from being Miss USA to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” mean girl since season five. But Moore told Enstarz her goal is to redeem herself with the upcoming season of “RHOA.” Does this mean she’s putting […]
  • Lance Gross’ Impending Fatherhood Motivates Actor on UNCF ‘Empower Me Tour’

    EurPublisher
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    *Lance Gross star of Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” is on the road for UNCF as the host of one of the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization’s Empower Me Tour –making stops across the country including at Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]
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    Everything Long Beach

  • CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its largest award ever — $22.7 million over five years — from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an innovative research program that prepares underrepresented students for doctoral programs. This initiative, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), will allow CSULB to establish the most comprehensive and transformative research training program in its history.Read the rest of CSULB Receives $22.7 Million Grant From the National Institutes of Health
  • Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern California.Read the rest of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California
  • Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Courtesy of the city of Long Beach. Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works invite the public to an opening ceremony for the new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Saturday, October 25. The program starts at noon, but events will start at 10 am for the community. Fitness Zones are free, easy-to-use outdoor gyms with top-quality exercise equipment suitable for all fitness levels.Read the rest of Public Invited to 14th Street Park Fitness Zone Opening Ceremony
  • LBPD Awarded $400,000 Grant For Special Traffic Enforcements and Safety Efforts

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Long Beach Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.Read the rest of LBPD Awarded $400,000 Grant For Special Traffic Enforcements and…
  • Vote for Your Favorite Design: Camp Bixby or Bixby Beach

    Editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Parks, Recreation & Marine invite interested stakeholders to help design a new and improved Bixby Park playground on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 am in the Bixby Park community center. The third and final meeting date was changed to Saturday morning for residents who may not have been able to make the previous weeknight meetings. The whole family is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will include a staff supervised crafts table for parents to drop off their children, ages 5 and older, during the workshop.Read the rest of Vote for Your Favorite Design:…
 
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • China’s president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis. The Foreign Ministry says President Xi Jinping made the announcement in a meeting Friday with the visiting president of Tanzania. The 500 million yuan ($81 million) will be used for emergency goods, to set up a treatment center in Liberia, and to send nearly 200 Chinese medical staff and quarantine experts to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. China has also contributed aid to the World Food Program and World Health Organization to help fight…
  • Nepal bus accident kills 9 and injures dozens

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others. Police are trying to identify the bodies and believe one might be a foreigner. They say 25 of those injured in the accident Friday have been hospitalized. The bus was carrying nearly 100 people who were heading home to celebrate the Diwali festival with their families. It drove about 100 meters (330 feet) off the road down a steep slope. Police were investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred…
  • French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    Papuans display “Morning Star” separatist flags during a protest commemorating the 50th year since Indonesia took over West Papua. Pic: AP. JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua. Thomas Dandois, 40, and Valentine Bourrat, 29, were detained for tourist visa violations in August after filming a documentary about the separatist movement in the province’s mountainous area of Wamena along with three suspected rebels. The journalists…
  • ‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Burmese soldiers shot Aung Niang dead on 4th October. Pic: AP. YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country’s rugged border. The council on Friday released a military statement saying Aung Naing was arrested on Sept. 30 in Mon state and that he was shot dead Oct. 4 while reaching for a soldier’s weapon during an attempted escape. It’s not clear why the information was only now released. The interim press council was…
  • British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

    AP News
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, where a British woman died under anaesthesia on Friday. Pic: AP. BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anaesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic. Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death. Boonruang says the 24-year-old patient stopped breathing after receiving an anesthetic during the operation Thursday. Thailand is…
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    Asia Travels

  • This is destiny…

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Once upon a time, there lived a princess on the tower that almost touched the sky. That majestic tower Burana was not really built to add beauty to the kingdom, but… There are so many legends in Kyrgyz nation about this tower. Just like any other emotional girl, I could not keep tears after listening […]
  • Look from above!

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

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

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    I’ve got that love of traveling from my parents since childhood. We’ve been to so many developing countries and cities that none of the skyscrapers surprised me anymore. So that’s when I realized that I need something very unique, such as the time-machine which can get me to an absolutely different world. When I read […]
 
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    MarcGopin.com

  • Self-Trust and Self-Distrust

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

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
                        excellent film watch it! please read this piece that I wrote in its spirit. Post by Films For Action.   Recently, I did not post or write for several days due to trips and holidays. It gave me a chance to absorb and receive writing rather than to give. I came to a conclusion that surprised myself. Those of us globally who are trying to change the world for the better with our words (unlike classical journalism which is about reporting harsh realities) must commit to…
  • “Kurdish Teenager’s “Honor Killing” Fades to Memory as Iraq Violence Swells”- Huffington Post

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
                          Honor is a killer. Be dishonored. Be dishonored, to save any life. Let those who need honor, delight only in this: the honor of every fellow human being.  Kurdish Teenager’s “Honor Killing” Fades to Memory as Iraq Violence Swells, Huffington Post “Dunya was very timid. She wasn’t very social, and she didn’t care about fashion,” said her mother Sahom Hassan when asked to describe her daughter, found dead on May 24. “On…
  • Managing the Madness in the Middle East- The Huffington Post

    mgopin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
                          Here is the excerpt of my new article published on Huffington Post. Please check out the whole writing from here as well, and your comment is always welcome. Managing the Madness in the Middle East …in the long term, a world based on fossil fuels is completely unsustainable, and states and individuals must each take concrete steps to rapidly move away from their use. It is not the first time in history that a resource craved by everyone distorted all rational…
  • Conflict Prevention Values In Judaism: Coping with a Bad Summer by Beginning a New Year

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

  • Suspect Held After 3 California Deputies Shot

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies and a bystander today during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties. After a search in the Sierra Nevada foothills this afternoon, a suspect has been taken into...
  • Chicago to Swab 'L' Riders for Explosives

    Matt Cantor
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Chicago police will screen the bags of passengers getting on the city's CTA trains in what the department calls a "proactive, protective measure," the Chicago Tribune reports. "We know that surface transportation has been targeted in other places in the past"—places like Madrid and New York—and police "want...
  • NY, NJ to Require Quarantine After Ebola Contact

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The governors of New Jersey and New York today ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. The move comes after a New York City doctor who returned to the US from treating Ebola victims in...
  • Remains IDed as Hannah Graham's

    Matt Cantor
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Medical officials have confirmed that remains found last week belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Daily Progress reports. Police have notified her parents. "When we started this journey together, we all hoped for a happier ending," they say in a statement, per CNN . "Sadly, that was...
  • School Shooter Was Freshman Homecoming King

    Matt Cantor
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The gunman in a school shooting near Seattle —identified by fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg—was named freshman homecoming king just days ago, CNN reports. The victims were Fryberg's friends, says one witness: "It wasn't just random." He "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs...
 
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  • The Stone Forest in Madagascar

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

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

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

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

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

    PSCU
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    The President said tourists especially those from Western countries have been misinformed about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assured them Kenya was safe/PSCUKILIFI, Oct 25 —President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured tourists that Kenya is free of Ebola and is capable of controlling the disease in the unfortunate event of a breakout. The President said tourists especially those from Western countries have been misinformed about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assured them Kenya was safe. “Kenya is safe from Ebola and you should have nothing to fear to come here,” said the…
  • KQ firm, Wetangula seeks apology as Sonko wades in

    janegoin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    KQ firm, Wetangula seeks apology as Sonko wades in/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Kenya Airways has defended demands for proof of identification before boarding its planes, even as Senator Moses Wetangula (Bungoma) demanded an apology over what he described as humiliation by the airline after he failed to produce his ID for a flight to Mombasa on Thursday night. The aircraft in which Wetangula, a host of other Senators and Speaker Ekwee Ethuro had boarded was grounded for three hours and everyone evacuated following what was described as a security concern. “I would like to…
  • WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Health official showing ebola vaccines/FILEGeneva, Oct 25 – Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and one — Dallas-based Nina Pham — hugged President Barack Obama at the White House to prove it. But the states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of the disease in West…
  • Top cops fire at CORD lawmakers over Karen land

    janegoin
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    The two, through lawyer Evans Monari have threatened to institute legal action against the CORD legislators over the defamatory statements which they say have caused extensive damage to their reputation in the public eye/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and Criminal Investigation Department Director Ndegwa Muhoro have given five CORD lawmakers a week to retract statements they made accusing them of participating in the grabbing of 134 acres of land in Karen. The two, through lawyer Evans Monari of Coulson Harney Advocates have threatened to…
  • Texas nurse Nina Pham cured of Ebola

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    A video image from Texas Health Resources shows urse Nina Pham on October 16, 2014, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas/AFPWASHINGTON, Oct 24 – An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital Friday. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside the capital will hold a press conference at 11:30am (1530 GMT) to discuss the details of Nina Pham’s release, a spokeswoman told AFP. Pham was the first US healthcare worker to be infected with Ebola while…
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  • Millions of doses of Ebola vaccine will be available in 2015, says WHO

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that one million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, a WHO assistant director-general, said that candidate Ebola vaccines are expected to be available for efficacy trials in accepted countries in West Africa in December 2014. There are currently two candidate Ebola vaccine ready for clinical trials, with five more expected to start in first trimester of 2015. By the end of the first half of 2015, a few hundred thousand doses of candidate Ebola vaccines will be available for use, and…
  • Britain’s cost of living crisis continues as wages squeezed

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Inflation continues to outpace inflation in the UK, with workers facing the longest squeeze on living standards since the 1870s. Chancellor George Osborne had called wage growth a “lagging indicator” and said that it would soon follow the growth in output. However, while GDP has grown a respectable 0.7% over the last three months, according to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wage growth of 0.7% is once again behind 1.2% inflation. After five years of the government claiming to have steadied the ship and returned the UK to growth, the majority of…
  • Moment bus driver tackles ‘rowdy passenger’ in fight over fare caught on CCTV (video)

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    CCTV camera caught the moment that a bus driver tackled a ‘rowdy passenger’ to the ground over a fare on video. The footage shows two men alighting from a number 89 bus at Geddes Place, Bexley, before one of them tampers with the bus wing mirror. When driver David Newstead, 43, came out of readjust the mirror one of the men confronts him. Newstead then heads back onto the bus only for one of the men to tamper with the window again. There is a verbal exchange between Newstead and the two men, but the situation escalated when one of the men threw an object at the driver’s…
  • Ottawa shooting: Gunman acted alone and had no link with Islamic State

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Authorities have found no evidence of a link between the gunman that attacked Canada’s capital and Islamist militants ground Islamic State. Michael Zehad-Bibeau killed a soldier at Ottawa’s National War Memorial before entering parliament buildings and being killed in a gun battle with authorities, in what many feared was a terror attack linked to the situation in Syria and Iraq. However, while he has described as “radicalised” by Canadian authorities, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have not found any links between Zehad-Bibeau and the Islamic State and contrary…
  • US: New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

    Descrier Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    A New York doctor has tested positive for Ebola after returning from working in the West African country of Guinea. Dr Craig Spencer, 33, returned to the US on 17 October after having worked for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Spencer showed no symptoms of Ebola when he returned to his home in the Bronx, New York. However, he came down with a fever on Thursday and reported his symptoms to the authorities, who moved him into isolation at Bellevue Hospital and tested him for the deadly virus. Spencer became the first case of Ebola diagnosed…
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  • PEOPLE CAN KNOW ABOUT YOUR FASHION STYLE BY STARING AT YOUR WARDROBE

    Anna Taylor
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    People can guess about you by your behavior and way of talking and also your way of style. Likewise people can know your way of keeping things neat or clean and bad and can decide whether you are perfect or not. Whenever people like your friends, relatives and any other new people can know about your fashion style according to the way you keep your wardrobe. Mostly new people can know and decide about your style by looking at your wardrobe. You don’t want to tell about your fashion clothes interest and also about your likings, your wardrobe will speak for you instead. Tips to set up your…
  • If Nigeria Can Be Ebola Free, Then Nigeria Can Be Corruption Free

    Gister Adeola
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    News has it that after 42 days – twice the incubation period – since the last case tested negative, Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free. This is a message of hope that a nation seen with so much corruption and fraud and even the recent terrorism events was organised enough to get Ebola out. So effective was the Nigerian medical team that it was broadcasted that the US medical team are going to Nigeria for tips on how they did it. The great success of this had very little to do with the Nigerian government; it had more to do with the diligence of the passionate Nigerians who value life.
  • The Ideal Doses and Amount of Trenbolone Enanthate for Bulking and Cutting

    Anna Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Trenbolone Enanthate is an ideal capsules usually used by body builders. Bodybuilders and weight lifters who want lean and fatless muscles Trenbolone Enanthate is a great solution for them. It a kind of steroid used for some specific purposes. This tablet is made by steroid which burns the fat of the body and gives you a beautiful and lean body structure. The Trenbolone Enanthate basically is neither a 17 nor steroid. The other names of Trenbolone Enanthate are Tern, Tern Ace, Tern E, Phinaplix, Fern etc. the medical name of the Trenbolone Enanthate is…
  • Why Online Essays are the Best Way to Get a Unique Paper?

    Anna Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    If you need a good and unique paper free from all sorts of plagiarism and grammar mistakes then the online institutes are the best way to do so. Not only you get the best work done with ease and up to the high standards required for the same, you also get full support from these agencies. In case you feel unhappy about the type of paper sent to you after even a thorough check by their editing staff you are eligible to claim the full money as refund if the same happens to be a reputed online institute. If you are interested in making some changes then a good institute should be in a position…
  • Top 5 Hospitals with best Facilities in Australia

    Anna Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Ever wondered of where to get the best healthcare facilities that will make you attain your goals? Australia has the world-class hospitals with the best healthcare facilities which are the sufficient reason why most of the healthcare experts and patients flee to Australia. They are equipped with ultramodern facilities that have provided a breathtaking environment to access exceptional medical care. The following are the top five hospitals with the best medical facilities in Australia. 1.Westmead Hospital in Sydney It is one of the best hospitals in Australia opened in the year 1978. It has a…
 
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  • Arvind Subramanian, India’s new Chief Economic Advisor

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Private investment is down in India, partly due to the lack of coal and electricity. India's new chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian says removing those bottlenecks is key to increasing growth.
  • Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

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

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The world needs more growth, and more jobs to escape the prospect of prolonged, mediocre economic future, says the head of the International Monetary Fund who laid out the prospects for the global economy, and the priorities for the international organization at the start of the IMF-World Bank Meetings.
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  • Nato jets intercept Russian spy plane over Baltic Sea

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region.Estonia summoned Russia's ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute.But Russia said the plane had been on a training flight and had not violated Estonian airspace.Russia has been accused of several recent border violations in the region.The conflict in eastern Ukraine, which the West says Russia has stoked by supporting the rebels, has prompted sanctions against senior figures in Moscow and…
  • Supreme Court Rules Injunction on PM’s Arrest Warrant

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    A three-man Supreme Court Bench has granted an interim injunction against the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.Included in the decision are temporary stay orders against any form of violence, harassment and intimidation of Mr O’Neill, his legal representatives, security unit, their families and staff members.This latest court decision is expected to see a simmering down of resentment between two main groups of police, who have been at loggerheads over contempt issues surrounding the initial arrest warrant on the prime minister.The court refused a verbal application to join the…
  • Tonga To Host 2019 Pacific Games

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Two members from the Tonga 2019 Pacific Games visited the country to see preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games.Chairman Lord Fred Sevele and Secretary General for the Tonga Olympics Committee,Taumoepeau, met with the PNG Olympics Committee to get firsthand information on PNG’s preparations. Tonga will host the 2019 Pacific Games.Visiting PNG to observe current preparations for the 2015 Pacific Games was a two-man delegation from the Tonga Olympics Committee.Chairman Lord Fred Sevele and Secretary General for the Tonga Olympic Committee,TakitoaTaumoepeaumet with the PNG’s Olympic…
  • Student among two shot in Mt Hagen looting

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Two people have been shot by police in attempts to disperse looters who tried to raid seven shops that burned overnight in Mt. Hagen City.One of those killed is understood to be a high school student who was at the scene this morning when police opened fire. At least one resident said the student was shot during clashes between members of the public and police. Police, defence and CS officers were called to the scene last night and have remained at the fire scene for the last 15 hours in efforts…
  • Air Niugini increases domestic flights

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Air Niugini will be increasing frequencies in its domestic sector, effective 26th October 2014 to cater for the upcoming peak period.The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said several destinations including Mt Hagen, Kavieng, Hoskins, Lae, Kundiawa, Madang, Wewak, Mendi, Daru and the Port Moresby/Lae/ Hoskins/Rabaul , POM/Lae/Manus and POM/Lae/Buka routes will see an increase in flights.POM/Mt Hagen flights will increase to 4 times a day, POM/Lae up to 5 daily flights, Kundiawa, POM/Madang and POM/Wewak up to 2 flights in a day. There will be 4 flights to Mendi per week and 3…
 
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  • Leave Putin His Scraps

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Would territorial retreats whet Vladimir Putin’s imperialist appetite? I’d be rich if I had a hryvnia for every time I’ve heard that question answered in the affirmative. Accordingly, if one concedes an inch to Putin, he’ll take a mile. And, naturally, that mile will only be the prelude to many more miles. In sum, you can’t concede an inch—or else. Critics of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s “peace plan” for the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its terrorist proxies generally make this argument. Providing the enclave with a special status and effectively…
  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

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

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A poll released last week by the Washington Institute suggestss that the Islamic State may be more popular in Europe than in the Middle East. Lee Smith tries to make sense of it. Europe’s got great health care, welfare, and lots of attractive young men and attractive women who, unlike the vast majority of women in the Middle East outside of Israel, are sexually available. So, why given a choice between a comfortable, if somewhat boring, life as a pharmacist in Hamburg, or fighting and dying in the desert, are thousands of Western Muslims opting for the latter? Because, for all the awesome…
  • Ukraine Should Abandon the Donbas Enclave

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ukraine has two nonnegotiable priorities in its ongoing war with Russia: survival and reform. Ukraine must survive as a sovereign democratic state in the short term if it is to reform, and it must reform itself in the medium term in order to survive and become a prosperous and secure sovereign democratic state in the long term. Both goals can be best advanced if Ukraine washes its hands of the enclave of the Donbas region that Russia and its proxies now control. Europe’s foremost priority is inextricably connected to Ukraine’s. Europe’s two key pillars—the European Union and the North…
  • Ukraine Must Reform to Save Itself

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

  • Microsoft to Dump Nokia

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Microsoft has announced that their next line of smart phones will NOT feature the legendary device manufacturer Nokia. Bill Gates’ heavy hitters acquired Nokia in April 2014 in a deal rumoured to be worth in the region of £4.6 billion. But, with the latest announcement it seems that the brand name Nokia – synonymous with the mainstream popularity of mobile phones and the sturdy 3310 which everyone in the world owned at some point – is set to never feature on a device again. Microsoft Lumia The new Microsoft models will use the “Lumia” branding but will now be called “Microsoft…
  • Pistorious Sentenced for Culpable Homicide of Steenkamp

    Saeed Maleki
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Paralympian Oscar Pistorious has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by Judge Thokozile Masipa for killing his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The Judgement took an extended amount of time as the Judge bizarrely elected to go over the case and the arguments for perhaps the fourth time during the trial. Pistorious managed to somehow escape a murder verdict for the incident on 14th February 2014, due in main to the poor prosecution arguments put across by the Police. The Judge stated that it would be unreasonable to usurp the Department of Correctional Services’ recommendation…
  • McIlroy Dispute Rumbles On

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    Golf’s world number one, Rory McIlroy has failed to come to an agreement with Irish sports agency Horizon Sports Management in a protracted dispute relating to fees. The Northern Irishman is suing three companies overall in a case said to be worth millions of euros to the golf star. Although an out of court settlement was proposed by the Commercial Court of Dublin, the failure tyo agree terms has meant theta the case will come to court in 2015 McIlroy signed a representation agreement over three years ago aged at 22, and his argument claims that this contract is unenforceable for multiple…
  • Local Government Pension Schemes Providing Good Business for QROPS

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

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

  • Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

    kevinanchi
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in 27 states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. …read more Read more here: Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities      The post Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities appeared first on Market…
  • Healthy future for wearable tech

    kevinanchi
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Claire Martin Newly released data from Kantar Media’s study, futurePROOF, shows that the health and fitness wearable tech market in Great Britain will double to an estimated 13.1m users in 2015. 6.7m adults currently use health and fitness wearable devices and smartphone apps for activities such as monitoring their heart rate, recording … …read more Read more here: Healthy future for wearable tech      The post Healthy future for wearable tech appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has funded the first two loans under the new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, which is designed to help consumers reduce energy bills through energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems. …read more Read more here: USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina      The post USDA Launches New Initiative: Finances First Energy Efficiency Program Loans in Arkansas and North Carolina…
  • USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska Villages

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    ANCHORAGE, Oct. 23, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $352 million in loans and grants to upgrade rural water and wastewater systems nationwide and make infrastructure improvements in rural Alaska villages. The projects funded will not only help ensure rural places have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new businesses and families. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Water Systems Nationwide and Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Rural Alaska…
  • 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you thinking about starting a business? If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for… …read more Read more here: 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)      The post 5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't) appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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  • Department of Homeland Security's 'Royal' panty raid

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Despite the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) mission statement clearly stating their purpose in life is to ensure our nation is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards that may rear their ugly head, eyebrows are...
  • Canadian Armed Forces: Their steel still cuts deep

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    While many Canadian and non-Canadians alike view the country's people as a gentle, pastoral folk who would rather listen to a Rush album instead of Rush Limbaugh, the two recent Islamic Jihadist attacks aimed specifically three members...
  • Specifics on Canadian hero and his terrorist killer slowly coming to light

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    UPDATE: Previous questions if the Canadian terrorist shooter had any links to Islam have since been answered. Canadian radio station CJAD is reporting that Micheal Zehaf-Bibeau was in fact, a recent convert to Islam, dropping his birth name of...
  • Canadian terrorist shooter wearing 'Arabic scarf'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    UPDATE: The Canadian soldier initially reported as wounded has since died at the hands of the still unidentified terrorist. The soldier's name will not be released until the notification of his next of kin.Within 48 hours, at...
  • Amid government controversy, rapper cashes in on Ebola scare

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In what may be a case of the internet being at one with the universe, the world wide web's Yin and Yang has been maintained following the incoming Ebola Czar's name and biography being removed from...
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  • iPad mini 2 Will Offer Top-Notch Performance on the Cheap

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    The iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 are virtually the same tablet. Though we still don’t know how much RAM the new tablet has (the previous version has 1GB), overall performance shouldn’t change much between both models. In terms of pricing, however, the iPad mini 2 and mini 3 are worlds apart, separated by $100. In terms of deals, pricing will also vary significantly as deals on the newer tablet won’t come close to deals on the “older” model, so we recommend shoppers opt for the iPad mini 2, which again will offer the same performance at a lower price point. TEST…
  • Black Friday Will Offer First Round of Significant Deals

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The iPad mini and iPad mini Retina skipped over Black Friday 2012 and 2013, respectively. Instead, their first major discounts occurred post-holiday rush during the month of January. However, this year we expect to see an abundance of iPad mini deals with prices starting as low as $199. First, we’ll start with the cheapest iPad — the non-Retina iPad mini (2012). Last year, when the iPad mini Retina was announced, the first-generation iPad mini got a 9% price drop from $329 to $299. Retailers then cut the price of the first-gen mini down from $299 to $249, taking roughly 16% off…
  • Qadri ends Islamabad sit-in, to hold demos in different parts of the country

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Tahirul Qadri ended his protest sit-in that continued in Islamabad for more than two months and announced to stage his next demonstration in Karachi on December 25. Addressing the participants of his sit-in in Islamabad, he told them to pack their belongings and move back to their homes. He said the next revolutionary sit-in would be staged in Karachi, adding, PAT would spread protests all across the country. Tahirul Qadri-led PAT and Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had launched their anti-government protests on the same day on August 14. While PTI continues its agitation in the…
  • Tahirul Qadri vows to avenge Model Town killings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Las Vegas Social Media Marketing

    reysol
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    LAS VEGAS SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Vivid Candi offers it’s professional social media marketing skills to Las Vegas! Opening doors to great things for business owners in the area!     With extensive years of experience, we at Vivid Candi have developed a natural instincts when it comes to social media! Not only that, we specialize in SEO, and digital marketing. These are necessary when a business is looking to be found online. If you are barely starting off, and just don’t know how to get you’re websites traffic up, plus you’re online presence is terrible, meaning you…
  • Los Angeles Digital Agency

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

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

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

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

  • Is Digital Age Burying the Advertising Industry?

    Anna Domanska
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    As much as a third of marketing budgets in the U.S. are spent on digital advertising. On May 12 at the 4A’s annual conference in 1994, Ed Artzt, the CEO of Procter & Gamble, America’s biggest advertiser, delivered a sensational speech that is still buzzing in the advertising industry’s corners today. The lionized speech that was rendered much before the internet took over, cautioned of a time in the future where consumers would be control of what they want and disdain advertising altogether unless the business provided them a reason to pay attention. “If we don’t…
  • Dudley Warns U.S. Banks to Curb Culture that Breeds Misdeeds or Be Broken Up

    Anna Domanska
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has warned banks to change the way employees are compensated and to undertake a few more measures to fix their corporate culture that breeds misdeeds or acclimatize to being broken up. Dudley roughed out a few ideas at a workshop on Monday attended by senior officials from Wall Street’s largest banks, in addition to federal controllers on reforming Wall Street’s culture and behavior. Delegates from JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs,…
  • Mozilla Rolls Out A New Browser-Based Video Chat Service Firefox Hello

    Christy Gren
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Firefox Hello provides more value to Firefox users by making it easier to communicate with your friends and family who might not have the same video chat service, software or hardware as them. Mozilla, the maker of popular Firefox browser has a brand new feature coming very soon. It’s gearing up to take on services like Skype and Viber with a new browser-based video and voice chat feature called Firefox Hello. The new software is still in beta stage and is scheduled to get its public rollout in the coming weeks. “Firefox Hello provides more value to Firefox users by making it easier to…
  • You’re living in the Future if Websites can Design Themselves

    Anna Domanska
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    The Grid calls itself “AI websites that design themselves”. The thesaurus really needs to consider adding one expression – ‘building a website’ equals ‘a labyrinthine task’ to keep a track of our emotions and millions of tears that were shed by amateur site owners. The world of web development now looks a little grim, doesn’t it? The good side of this torturous territory is that opportunists have transformed it into a profitable industry which is still in its infancy. Not convinced? Simply look at the success savored by WordPress and Squarespace. However, with all those…
  • OnePlus One pre-orders to kickoff on October 27 – but only for an hour

    Christy Gren
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    (Image: OnePlus Smartphone) The OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus has mesmerized gadget enthusiasts since early this year, primarily for two reasons: the high-end handset has a ridiculously low price tag and secondly the handset can only be purchased through invite. But that’s all about to change as the OnePlus One will be within reach of everyone starting next week. According to an announcement from the company, pre-orders for its One smartphone are due to open at 11am EST on October 27. The Chinese startup will allow anyone to order the One on Oct. 27, regardless of whether…
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    Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

  • Is the Philippines Ready for CIPURSE™ and the OSPT™ Alliance

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

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

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

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

  • PHP has fixed several vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution

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

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

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

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

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

  • EXCLUSIVE SHANNON BRIGGS RAW AND UNEDITED “LETS GO CHAMP” INTERVIEW

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

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

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

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

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

  • Only Tariffs Will Stop China's Cyber Attacks

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

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

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

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    “While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,” wrote Benny Tai in the Apple Daily newspaper on Tuesday. “We welcome all pro-democracy supporters who are willing to devote themselves to this cause to join.” Tai, a university professor and co-founder of the Occupy Central disobedience movement, was speaking in code. “Banquet” is now Hong Kong lingo for a mass sit-in demonstration; “big day” is October 1st, China’s National Day holiday; and “Central” refers to the city’s main…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • The Twisted Appeal of ISIS

    Michael J. Totten
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A poll released last week by the Washington Institute suggestss that the Islamic State may be more popular in Europe than in the Middle East. Lee Smith tries to make sense of it. Europe’s got great health care, welfare, and lots of attractive young men and attractive women who, unlike the vast majority of women in the Middle East outside of Israel, are sexually available. So, why given a choice between a comfortable, if somewhat boring, life as a pharmacist in Hamburg, or fighting and dying in the desert, are thousands of Western Muslims opting for the latter? Because, for all the awesome…
  • Turkey Bombs the Kurds

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

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

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

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

  • Leave Putin His Scraps

    Alexander J. Motyl
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Would territorial retreats whet Vladimir Putin’s imperialist appetite? I’d be rich if I had a hryvnia for every time I’ve heard that question answered in the affirmative. Accordingly, if one concedes an inch to Putin, he’ll take a mile. And, naturally, that mile will only be the prelude to many more miles. In sum, you can’t concede an inch—or else. Critics of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s “peace plan” for the Donbas enclave controlled by Russia and its terrorist proxies generally make this argument. Providing the enclave with a special status and effectively…
  • Ukraine Should Abandon the Donbas Enclave

    Alexander J. Motyl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ukraine has two nonnegotiable priorities in its ongoing war with Russia: survival and reform. Ukraine must survive as a sovereign democratic state in the short term if it is to reform, and it must reform itself in the medium term in order to survive and become a prosperous and secure sovereign democratic state in the long term. Both goals can be best advanced if Ukraine washes its hands of the enclave of the Donbas region that Russia and its proxies now control. Europe’s foremost priority is inextricably connected to Ukraine’s. Europe’s two key pillars—the European Union and the North…
  • Ukraine Must Reform to Save Itself

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

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

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

  • Qatar: A Powerhouse in the Making

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Things are looking up in Qatar; not only the skyscrapers rising from its desert sands. Index provider MSCI recently announced it would reclassify Qatar from frontier market to emerging market status.   The most significant potential benefit of this reclassification could be the dose of added confidence it will give investors.   I think Qatar’s future looks very bright for a number of reasons.   For ease of doing business, Qatar is one of the best in the region.   1.  The World Bank’s 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness index ranks it 16th among 189 countries in this…
  • Becoming The Master “Mover And Shaker” You Want To Be

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

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

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

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

  • Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
  • Plaid's demand for 'true equality'

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    A series of demands to ensure Wales has "true equality" with Scotland is to be outlined at Plaid Cymru's annual conference.
  • Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.
  • Iran hangs woman despite campaign

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
  • Scottish Labour leader stands down

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Johann Lamont stands down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, accusing the party's UK leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office".
 
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  • Division III Whitewater Is A Juggernaut With Coach Lance Leipold

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    ... The post Division III Whitewater Is A Juggernaut With Coach Lance Leipold appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Chris Petersen has an .885 win percentage as a head coach. That ranks 2nd-best among all NCAA Divisions (Lance Leipold, UW-Whitewater, .938) Randy Moss’ daughter Sydney scored 63 points in a Division III game Selena Gomez Wore Some REALLY Short Shorts
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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    ... The post Watch The Entire Dark Knight Trilogy In 60 Seconds appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Watch This Nut Job Drink An Entire Bottle Of Jack Daniels In 13 Seconds There’s Gonna Be A ‘Saved By The Bell’ Movie This Baby Absolutely Loves Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’
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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    ... The post College Football And Basketball Players Aren’t Paid, But Wait Till You See What They Do Get appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Oklahoma Football Coach Bob Stoops Thinks College Players Get Paid Enough Nick Saban and Mack Brown are college football’s highest-paid coaches Unlimited Meals For College Athletes
  • Putin Just Went All Cold War With A Speech He Gave

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    ... The post Putin Just Went All Cold War With A Speech He Gave appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ashton Kutcher Actually Gave a Pretty Inspiring Speech Last Night at the Teen Choice Awards Tom Brady Gave a Motivational Speech to the University of Michigan President Obama in speech Tuesday on Obamacare developments: “We are not repealing it as long as I’m president”
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  • D’banj partners with Apple for musical movie

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    By Editor By Dayo Showemimo (D’banj has confirmed he has a deal with Apple to make a musical movie. Photo: Instagram) Kokomaster, D’banj has confirmed that he indeed has a deal with …Read More Source:: ENTERTAINMENT NEWS The post D’banj partners with Apple for musical movie appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • USA qualifies for Women's World Cup after beating Mexico

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The Yanks are heading to their seventh straight World Cup after a win over southern neighbor Mexico. …Read More Source:: SPORTS NEWS The post USA qualifies for Women's World Cup after beating Mexico appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Expert Says Ebola Vaccine Development Takes Time

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    By webdesk@voanews.com (Jessica Berman) As early as 2003, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health knew what made the Ebola virus tick, and animal experiments of candidate vaccines showed promise. The problem, …Read More Source:: AFRICAN NEWS The post Expert Says Ebola Vaccine Development Takes Time appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Clever cables for charging your phone

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    By Justin Yu Balking at the idea of paying Native Union Night Cable $40 to tie a knot in your smartphone charging cable? There are plenty of other charging cables available for less …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Clever cables for charging your phone appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    By Stephen Beacham The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it’s a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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  • Bayern Munich vs Borussia Mönchengladbach Highlights

    Farhat Naz
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    Third Place Gladbach welocom reigning champions and leaders Bayern Munich to the Borussia-Park on 26th of October 2014, Sunday at 16:30. Bet365 are showing Bayern Munich vs M’gladbach live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Most biggest internet browsers are supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and other mobile platforms. Also watch Der FCB’s match against Die Fohlen live online with these Borussia M’gladbach-Bayern Munich live stream links. Watch Borussian Mgladbach vs Bayern Munich Live Stream at Bet365 http://www.bet365.com Borussia Bayern…
  • Real Madrid Vs Barcelona Highlights 25 Oct 2014

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Watch Free Online With Video Highlights – Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Stream . Barcelona vs Real Madrid live score and video online live stream starts on Saturday at 16:00 UTC time at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Real Madrid Club is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. And this club is the world’s richest football club in terms of revenue. The sources for Real Madrid vs Barcelona even will show here form one hour kickoff of the game. Most major web-browsers are possible on PC/Mac, iphone, ipad and other mobile platforms.Also Watch Los Blancos take on Blaugrana live…
  • Congratulation To Coca Edge Capiata To Reached Into Last-Eight

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Finally dispatching the ten-men of Paraguayan side Capiata on penalties on Thursday night when the Boca Junior joined their rivals River Plate in the quarter-finals of the Copa sudamericana. Boca Jonior edged out Capiata  1-0 in the second leg in Paraguay. In the last week boca level the match 1-1 and sending it to penalties where they eventually win 4-3. The efforts of Argentinians to break the hosts down in the first-half, with Jonathan Calleri squandering the only chance of the first-half with dreary headed struggle. The match turned their way after Boca immediately cashed in as Calleri…
  • “Alienation” Troubles Aussie Young Imam

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Youth to pay attention before posting any tweets on the Social network site, because enemies of Islam are using Twitter to spread lies about Islam and Muslims, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh said on Saudi television. Those people who speak badly of Islam are without shame, they don’t fear God and have no faith, he also said. He made the remarks as a social media agency, there are more than Three-million active users of Twitter in Saudi Arabia in 2014 and they generate more than 50-million tweets a month. Some Western media outlets use Twitter to monitor…
  • Solar Eclipse: Edmontonians see a partail Solar Eclipse Thursday

    Farhat Naz
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    EDMONTON – Amateur astronomers hoping to get a safe peek at a rare solar eclipse which happen when the moon travels between the sun and the earth, will have the opportunity Thursday afternoon at the Talus World of Science. North America would experience the rare partial solar eclipse, is set to begging at 2:41 p.m and end at 5:18 p.m. Talus World of Science Edmonton said. Solar eclipse can occur up to 3 times in one calender year and special filters are required to view it. When the Solar eclipse began don’t look directly at the sun. Appropriate filters include a special…
 
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  • Live Updates: EXO-M’s Luhan Files Lawsuit Against SME to Nullify Contract

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

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

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

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

    Andrew Peng
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    (We are receiving conflicting information on the conditions of Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung, and will update accordingly.) Ladies’ Code member and group sub-vocalist Go Eun-Bi has passed away after an early morning car accident in South Korea, local police confirmed today. The driver was also killed in the crash, and two other group […]
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  • United Kingdom Driving Licence Fee To Be Slashed By 32%

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Photo: PA Driving fees will be slashed by 32% from October 31, the government has announced. Under the new rules the cost of a provisional driving licence online will drop from £50 to £34. And online licence renewals due every 10 years will fall from £20 to £14. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said the move was designed to “give savings back to the taxpayer”. The fee for driver tachograph cards – used by businesses to record how far their staff are driving – have also been cut from £38 to £32. It is expected to save drivers and businesses £150…
  • Peter Lim’s Becomes The New Owner Of Spanish Club Valencia CF

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    (Photo: Valencia CF) Local businessman Peter Lim’s dream of owning Spanish football club Valencia inched closer to completion on Friday (Oct 24), after his Meriton Holdings announced it signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement with Foundation Valencia CF (FVCF). All the key stakeholders are on board with Meriton’s plan now, and the acquisition process enters “the final phase” of fulfilling the conditions precedent and concluding the necessary legal agreements and approvals from authorities, according to the joint press release issued by both parties. Meriton Director Chan Lay Hoon…
  • President Putin Accuses US Of Imposing ‘Unilateral Diktat’ On Others

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Getty Image Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the United States of trying to ‘remake the whole world’ based on its own interests and imposing a ‘unilateral diktat’ on the rest of the world. Putin referred to the U.S. as the ‘so-called winners of the Cold War’ in a 40-minute diatribe Friday where he denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia’s neighbors. In his speech, he said; “statements that Russia is trying to reinstate some sort of empire, that it is encroaching on the sovereignty of its neighbors,…
  • Vigil Held For Students Of Marysville Shooting

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Photo: Reuters A vigil has been held for the victim of Marysville shooting. Photo: Reuters A Freshmen, 15, reportedly went on a shooting rampage, killing a female classmate and injuring four others. Two of the four wounded are thought to be his cousins. More than  100 people gathered at The Grove Church in Washington for a prayer service. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said.”It’s times like this we re-evaluate our priorities.” Photo: Reuters A spokesman for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where the boys are being treated, said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was shot in the…
  • [SINGAPORE]: Fire At Punggol Drive Construction Site

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Photo: Mark A fire broke out at a construction site at Punggol Drive on Saturday morning (Oct 25). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received the call for assistance at about 10.50am at Blk 677 Punggol Drive, near Damai LRT station. SCDF said the fire involved contents of a room on the ground floor. The room measured 5 metre by 5 metre and was used to store items. The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes of SCDF’s arrival. The cause of the fire is under investigation. - CNA The post [SINGAPORE]: Fire At Punggol Drive Construction Site appeared first on AirVibez.com.
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  • ‘Running Under the Sun’ (2015) gripping, pure, paints human side of immigration debate

    Mindy Astoria
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Writer-Director Addison Sandoval is bringing to the world another side of the immigration struggle in the United States. In his latest raw gift to the world of cinema, Sandoval digs deep into our country’s current social context for inspiration and uses evocative storytelling to reach audiences on an intellectual as well as visceral level. His latest, under the auspices of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, is a film that appears more a painting than anything else. Where introspection is intensified by detached voiceover, the presence…
  • ISIS at home: Jihadist axes NYPD cop’s skull

    Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead. In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a bystander, ­authorities said. Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens — a “scholarly” but “weird” ­recent convert to Islam — fractured the back of the cop’s skull with one swing of a blue-handled hatchet at about…
  • Al Qaeda declares war on China, country says it won’t back down

    Mindy Astoria
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Al-Qaeda central appears to have joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China over its alleged occupation of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. This week, al-Sahab media organization, al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released the first issue of its new English-language magazine Resurgence. The magazine has a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific in general, with feature articles on both India and Bangladesh, as well as others on Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, the first issue also contains an article entitled “10 Facts About East Turkistan,” which refers to the name given to…
  • WATCH: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron newly released trailer

    Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Marvel planned to debut the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer during Agents of SHIELD next Tuesday, but apparently that plan didn’t work out. Shortly after a poor quality version of the entire trailer leaked online, Marvel decided to publish an official teaser trailer on YouTube. The two-minute video shows the full team in action and includes a look at the Hulkbuster armor, a super strange version of “I’ve Got No Strings,” and Ultron, as voiced by James Spader in what sounds like a wonderfully creepy performance. The film releases in theaters on May 1st, 2015 in the…
  • DOPE BOY: Autopsy reveals Michael Brown was high, reached for gun in officer attack [VIDEO]

    Jessica Kanter
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running away, according to experts who reviewed the official autopsy and toxicology report. The documents, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and analyzed by two experts not directly involved in the case, appears to contradict witness accounts that claimed Brown was running away from Police Officer…
 
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  • Top 10 The Best Countries for Dating in the world

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

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

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

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

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

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    CHIBA (Japan), Oct 21 (Bernama) – Malaysia and Japan will work closely in respect of the development of halal products. In this regard, the city of Chiba will become the gateway for the entry of Malaysian halal products into the country. Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said his Japanese [...] The post Chiba to be gateway for Malaysian Halal products into Japan appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Taiwan’s Halal System

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
      Bogor, 27 Dzulhijjah 1435/21 October 2014 (MINA) – Abdullah Shan Yao-Wu, director of Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association (THIDA) stated that he have opportunity to learn halal assurance system arranged and determined by Institute for Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM MUI). “We will learn and apply the system in Taiwan”, said Shan [...] The post Taiwan’s Halal System appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Halal certification: a gateway to export markets

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    The halal food market is expected to be worth US$1.6 trillion globally by 2018. With an average growth rate of 6.9 percent a year, it’s a sector that cannot be ignored, especially by food manufacturers keen to make their mark internationally. While many manufacturers may question the value of gaining certification in Australia, where the [...] The post Halal certification: a gateway to export markets appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Middle East funding record number of airplane deliveries

    Damia Abdullah
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Dubai: Boeing said on Monday that commercial financial institutions in the Middle East are increasingly funding the region’s record number of airplane deliveries. Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years, worth an estimated $550 billion. While one-third of that demand — 900 airplanes — [...] The post Middle East funding record number of airplane deliveries appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • UAE planning national halal certification scheme

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eva
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    A Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s physician in New York City, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola virus, Bellevue Hospital confirmed. Dr. Spencer returned to the United States on the 17th of October from Guinea, where he was treating Ebola patients as part of Doctors Without Borders team, but […]
  • Finally, Jonathan shows interest to contest for 2015 presidential election

    Sylvia
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    According to Daily Times Nigeria, an anonymous source said that President Goodluck Jonathan has made-up his mind and told the Presidential Declaration Committee that he will be picking his nomination form for 2015 presidential election, as soon he returns from Israel. Nigerian President reportedly stated his decision to other Nigerian leaders at a private meeting […]
  • Mexican drug cartels killed journalist, posts her lifeless body on her Twitter account

    Coteam
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    A Mexican social media journalist Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, who used her Twitter account to expose organized crimes, has been violently killed by local drug cartels, according to Breitbart Texas. María was said to have been kidnapped at the border town of Reynosa Yesterday afternoon. The journalist’s abductors who probably had gained access […]
  • Nigerian man scales White House fence, caught by Secret Service

    Eva
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    A Nigerian intruder, Doninic Adesanya, of Bel Air, was arrested by Secret Service agents after scaling the White House fence Wednesday evening. Adesanya, 23, was said to have climbed over the White House’s fence on the North Lawn of the building yesterday at about 7:15pm, but was quickly swooped down on by two watch dogs […]
  • Super Falcons qualifies for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

    Princeton
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Nigeria national women’s football team, the Super Falcons on Wednesday become eligible for the FIFA Women’s tournament after defeating South Africa 2-1, in the African Women’s Championship semi-final at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia. Nigeria’s Super Falcons victory over South Africa’s Banyana Banyana made them the first African team to qualify for next year’s […]
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  • Mali confirms first Ebola case

    IANS
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Bamako: The first case of Ebola virus was reported in western Mali town of Kayes, the country’s health ministry has said. The statement Thursday from the health ministry said the victim, a two-year-old girl who had come from Guinea’s Kissidougou town and admitted at Fousseyni Daou de Kayes Hospital, turned out positive after her blood samples were tested. The sick child and the people who had contact with her in Kayes were immediately identified and taken care of in accordance with the recommended procedures, Xinhua reported citing the statement. Mali’s health ministry,…
  • London police compensate undercover agent’s victim

    IANS
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    London: The London police department has paid 425,000 pounds ($681,000) in compensation to a woman who discovered that the man with whom she bore a child was actually an undercover police agent whose job was to spy on her activities, officials said Friday. Scotland Yard, also known as the Met, apologised “unreservedly” for causing pain and suffering to the woman, identified by authorities only as Jacqui. Police paid the compensation after a legal battle which began when Jacqui found out in 2012 that the father of her child and with whom she had maintained a relationship during the…
  • India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism

    IANS
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    United Nations: India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji has asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to enforce without exception its resolutions on countering terrorism in order to stave off “an ever-widening spiral of violence and destruction”. “The Council must seriously and transparently take measures available to it under the Charter to require member states of implement its resolutions on countering terrorism without exception,” he said Thursday. Therefore, the UNSC should incorporate a “mandatory time-bound reporting” to the wider UN membership…
  • HK students seek referendum to decide future of protests

    IANS
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Hong Kong:  Pro-democracy leaders have convened a consultation among protesters to decide if they should accept the government’s proposals to move forward with negotiations on possible electoral reforms in Hong Kong. Alex Chow, secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, and Benny Tai, one of the founders of the Occupy Central protest movement, suggested the consultation late Thursday to a crowd gathered outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. The decision was made after unsuccessful talks between the students and the administration this week, and protesters continued…
  • Indian mission warns Malaysian employers against abuse of Indians

    IANS
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Kuala Lumpur: The Indian high commission in Malaysia has warned employers against physical abuse and ill-treatment of Indian manpower in Malaysia. The high hommission had been working very closely with the Malaysian ministry of human resources to try and address grievances of Indian workers so that such cases of abuse were curtailed and remedial action taken, a statement issued by the commission said Friday. The statement says that the high commission is still getting information of cases of physical abuse and ill-treatment of Indian manpower in Malaysia. In order to curb this practice which…
 
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  • Top 10 Most Striking Statues

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

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

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

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

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

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Paul Nabor Friday, October 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Tributes continue to come in for Belizean cultural icon Paul Nabor who died on Wednesday evening in Punta Gorda town. The National Garifuna Council, in a statement, said it joined the rest of Belize in noting “the transition of Mr. Paul Nabor.” The NGC statement credits Nabor with representing “the Garifuna People across the globe and used his positive messages through music to empower nations.” It notes that Belize “has lost a Parandero, spiritual leader, and committed healer.” The Christian Workers Union in a…
  • PG Mayor says Town Hall Roof renovation was shoddy

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    PG Town Hall Friday, October 24, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: The Mayor of Punta Gorda town, Anthony Fuentes, says that part of the recently renovated roof at the Town Council office is already falling apart. The renovation work, according to Mayor Fuentes, was carried out with funding from the Social Investment Fund to the tune of just under a half a million dollars. Anthony Fuentes (Mayor of PG) Now, faced with the dilapidated roof, Mayor Fuentes is calling on the Social Investment Fund to ensure that the quality of the infrastructure work it contracts out gives value for money invested.
  • Toledo villages get equipment to clean up the community

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Lawn mower donation Friday, October 24, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Villages in the Toledo district have been presented with equipment which will help in keeping the community clean. The equipment included weed eaters and lawn mowers and were acquired by the Ministry of Local Government at a cost of about $13,000. Ernest Banner Rural Development coordinator Ernest Banner says that while government has procured the equipment, the respective villages will be responsible for the upkeep of the machines. According to Banner two riding mowers, valued at about $13,000, will be shared among various…
  • Corozal Junior College student stabbed

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Corozal Junior College Friday, October 24, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A student from the Corozal Junior College (CJC) is reported to be hospitalized at the Northern Rrgional, following a stabbing incident on Thursday afternoon. Details are still being confirmed, but preliminary information received says that the two male students got into a fight over a seat on the bus yesterday afternoon. That fight reportedly escalated to where one of the young men stabbed the other. The matter is under investigation by the police.
  • Burial plans being finalized for Paul Nabor

    Patrick Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Paul Nabor Friday, October 24, 2014. JUAN CAAL Reporting: Burial arrangements are being finalized for legendary Paranda king Paul Nabor. His daughter is expected to arrive in Belize today to complete those arrangements.  The government of Belize has offered an official funeral for Nabor. Correspondent Juan Caal spoke with community activist Darius Avila about Nabor’s death and files this report. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8U1FpASAC4
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  • Separated at Birth? Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Channels the Ghost of Joe McCarthy

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

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

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

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

    Ivan Dario Ruiz
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Artist Valeriya Kutsan shows off her face painting skills on her latest project: 2D Or Not 2D. Also be sure to check out her darker and moving work: Weird Beauty.     The post Valeriya Kutsan: 2D or Not 2D Art appeared first on Papa Of The Year.
 
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  • Canadian Shooter Media Hoax: FOX News says ‘It’s Terrorism, It’s ISIS’

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Uncanny timing in Ottawa. Just as the book on Ebola is closed, suddenly, a new chapter on ISIS is open. Have intelligence agencies finally dragged Canada into their ‘War on Terror’?
  • Putin Unloads On ‘New World Order’! New Rules Or No Rules?

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Vladimir Putin does a rare livestream event with Russia Today and unloads upon the ‘New World Order’. With the leader of a major power unleashing upon what was once called a ‘conspiracy theory’, will Americans sit up and take notice or continue in their slumber? Fortunately, there are many who are paying attention and Putin promises to speak bluntly and to speak truthfully here within: We need some harsh and blunt conversation, we are told, as the world is rapidly changing, everyone can see it, and it’s becoming much more dangerous for us all Putin warns.
  • Population Reduction through Vaccine Poisons

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Attitudes toward medical ailments and treatment vary widely, usually based upon the degree of trust in the type of health care practice that a patient believes to be the best healing method. The AMA is an advocacy association that promotes the validity of medical therapy heavily based upon manufactured designer drugs.
  • Solar Storm 14 Times Larger Than Earth Could Unleash A Society-Crippling Electromagnetic Pulse

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Did you know that a storm 14 times larger than the Earth is happening on the sun right now? Earlier this week, it unleashed a flare which was a million times more powerful than all of the nuclear weapons in existence combined. Fortunately, that flare was not directed at us. But now the area of the sun where this solar storm is located is rotating toward Earth.
  • Human Tests of Ebola Vaccine to Start in Two Weeks: WHO

    andyc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Vaccines that may be effective against the deadly Ebola virus may be tested on human patients in the next two weeks, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation Marie Paule Kieny said Tuesday.
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  • Do Not Need Mobile SIM Card Anymore

    Mostofa Zaman
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Apple now has developed a SIM card, which can be switched using the simultaneous operators. This is no longer the need to fill a certain operators SIM card. The formal occasion of iPad Air II, rich iMac iPad Mini 3 and Retina Display 5 K, The Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been announced Last Thursday in California. He said, the iPad WiFi + Cellular enabled Air II’s version of this “soft SIM ‘will have to be installed. It is now the UK EE, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US operator AT & T and can be switched. Prior to Apple, as well as the operator of the special SIM…
  • Did you take your sip? Today is the International Coffee Day

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

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

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

    Abdullah Al Mamun
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    In Kharkov, a bunch of nationalists knocked down the monument to the founding father of the Soviet Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin. On this Sunday evening, September 28, more than three thousand nationalist protesters who took part in the rally named “Kharkiv is Ukraine”, had gathered at the city’s center – Liberty Square to demolish the statue of Lenin even after the presence of police. According to RT News, a few people with the flag of the volunteer battalion “Azov” and the Ukrainian flag on the ladder, went up the monument and using a grinder began to saw…
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  • 2,800 people are either hostages or missing

    Olga Whiting
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    According to the Ukrainian Security Services, there are 2,800 people in the list of hostages or missing. Reported the commissioner of the President on the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine, Irina Heraschenko. She noted that fulfilment of the second point of the Minsk agreement to free all hostage has been «frozen»....
  • Regular Russian army entered Donetsk

    Olga Whiting
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Regular Russian army has been noticed in Donetsk again. The leader of the group «Informational Resistance» Dmitri Timchuk wrote about it on his Facebook page, reports UNN. According to him, earlier Russian troops had left the city. «In particular, at the moment Special Forces of the GRU of the Russian Armed Forces from Omsk (Russia) and the...
  • «Cyborgs» from the Donetsk airport sent a killed tank crewman on his final journey

    Olga Whiting
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Photographs, where defenders of the Donetsk airport under fire try to sent away remains of a tank crewman to be buried with military honours, were published on the Internet. The pictures were published by journalist Serhiy Loiko on his Facebook page. Being under fire, comrades found a suitable box-coffin and put the remains of a tank...
  • Defender of the Donetsk airport: Russian tanks burn well

    Olga Whiting
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A fighter of the 79th separate airmobile brigade Viacheslav Zaitsev published video taken during defence of the Donetsk airport. On these video Ukrainian soldiers fight back terrorists. «Set Russian tanks on fire, as you can see, they burn nicely,» — comments the author of the video. Now Zaitsev has return to Zaporizhiya where he is...
  • Selezniov: Militants stormed the Donetsk airport three times. All attacks were successfully repelled

    Olga Whiting
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Militants tried to storm the Donetsk airport three times, all attacks were repelled. Reports the spokesman of the ATO Vladislav Selezniov on air on Chanel 112 Ukraine. «There was no shelling of our positions in the Donetsk region, including Mariupol, last night. Earlier the militants three times stormed the positions of the Ukrainian military, who...
 
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