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  • BAD RECEPTION: Dish TV commences blackout of Chicken Noodle Network (CNN)

    CANONCLAST
    Mindy Astoria
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    This article originally appeared in the LA Times. CNN, Cartoon Network and several other Turner cable channels were removed from satellite TV giant Dish Network’s systems late Monday after the two companies could not agree on a new distribution contract. Dish said the action was taken because it no longer had permission to broadcast several Turner Broadcasting channels to its customers. The channels include CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. The channels were in a widely distributed programming package received by the bulk of…
  • Daily Beast slams Cory Booker: ‘A rat as big as they come’

    CANONCLAST
    Mindy Astoria
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Titled ‘The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy’ The Daily Beast’s latest feature on Cory Booker is as slamming as they get. Corruption scandals. Skyrocketing crime. Abandoned allies. There are reasons why New Jersey is lukewarm about its own Sen. Cory Booker—even while the rest of the country swoons. It’s eight o’clock on a Sunday night in Jersey City, and for the first time this October it’s cold enough to see your breath in front of you with a deep exhale of the Hudson River air. It’s curious, given that, to see a group of a few dozen…
  • Why The Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations
    ProPublica
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr Our consumer economy is polluting this town, literally and politically. A $2.36 million bribe to a lowly city councilman in the Los Angeles exurb of Moreno Valley led to a story of how our consumer economy of “two-day shipping, click-to-ship, and get-it-on-your-doorstep-by-noon-tomorrow” comes with a price “paid by the people who live in the shadows of the mega-warehouses.” That price is “lung-stunting, cancer-causing pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.” — BuzzFeed Bad evidence and mistakes put an innocent…
  • Do Iraq and Syria no longer exist? (No. 3): Yes. The sooner we realize it, the better

    Foreign Policy
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Nikon Small World 2014

    In Focus
    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…
 
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  • Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 after recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
  • Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
  • Police killer Roberts to be freed

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released after more than 45 years - a Parole Board decision described as "scandalous".
  • Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.
  • Mayor 'ordered attack on students'

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.
 
 
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    In Focus

  • 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…
  • Photos of the Week: 10/11-10/17

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

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

  • Ballot Talks: Midterms elsewhere

    jehrens
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests: Mary Spicuzza, Dave Helling, Andra Gillespie In this edition of Ballot Talks, our weekly hour on all things election-related: We take a look at some of the more interesting midterm elections taking place across the country. First, we’ll hear from MARY SPICUZZA, state government reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, about the tightly-contested race for governor between incumbent Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke. Then, we’ll hear about a race which has received a lot of national attention – the governor’s race in Kansas. DAVE HELLING from the…
  • Azar Nafisi on the importance of reading literature

    Susan Greenbaum
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guest: Azar Nafisi In her new book, The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi, explores the role of literature in changing people’s lives and perpetuating the values on which America was founded. Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, dives deep into her three favorite novels — The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Babbit – to make her case. Along the way she looks back at her own childhood in Iran, tells a devastating story about an Iranian American friend, and urges educators to return to teaching humanities as a way to enrich…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Development of new drugs is threatened by budget cuts

    Harvey F. Lodish, Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology, Founding Member, Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Who's going to pay for this? image via www.shutterstock.comFoundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. This is the best of times for biomedical research. New drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic technologies are being developed at an ever increasing rate and patients afflicted with previously untreatable diseases see much hope for the future. Multiple drugs targeting the HIV virus are in clinical use…
  • A flirter's dilemma: subtlety vs. success

    Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Chair/Professor of Psychology at Monmouth University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Friendly or flirting? Science says you stink at telling the difference. Cafe image via www.shutterstock.comFlirting comes in many forms: a casual gaze that lingers a half second longer than necessary, a light touch, an amorous expression, an overenthusiastic laugh during conversation, or even some playful or overtly sexual banter. Regardless of the technique employed, flirting aims to fulfill one purpose: stimulate sexual interest. To be clear, though, flirting may not have the explicit goal of having sex or even physical intimacy of any kind. A person may flirt simply to pass the time, to…
  • Artists' installations enliven abandoned buildings

    Aimee VonBokel, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Museum Studies at New York University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Immigrant faces from the early 1900s watch Ellis Island visitors pick their way through a crumbling hospital. Aimee VonBokel, Author providedThis fall, French street artist JR and American cinematographer Bradford Young each installed a series of portraits in crumbling New York buildings. The two projects were not coordinated, but together they raise questions about the strange allure of dilapidated property. While the content of the installations is certainly worth sustained contemplation, it was the artists' choice of sites that captured my attention. Who’s looking at whom? Aimee…
  • Violence against women and sports: ethical responsibility or brand control?

    Suzanne Dyson, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Sporting codes need to maintain their stand opposing violence against women. Gui Seiz/Shutterstock, CC BY-SAMale sports stars perpetrating violence against women is a phenomenon that, sadly, seems to cross both international and sporting borders. In the most recent high-profile case, NFL player Ray Rice was filmed in the act. Other stories then emerged about his violent behaviour, as they so often do when a well-known personality is exposed. While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem. Research suggests…
  • Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports

    Kath Woodward, Professor of Sociology at The Open University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    A convicted rapist is no role model for this young fan. Darren Staples/ReutersThe persistence of violence against women across the globe is well documented, but what part do sports play in gendered aggression? It seems shocking to claim that sports and violence against women are inextricably linked, but it seems that every day we see examples of how the two are connected. In the UK, talks of re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans to Sheffield United Football Club, and misogynist leaflets being distributed by a rugby team at one of the country’s most prestigious universities are only the…
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    The Big Picture

  • 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…
  • Fun at fairs around the world

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

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

  • Monster

    Emily Yoffe
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week; click here to sign up. Please send your questions for publication to prudence@slate.com. (Questions may be edited.)
  • The Actual World

    Kim Stanley Robinson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Early on a September morning, we drove through hard rain over Donner Pass. In Reno the skies cleared, and we headed south on Highway 395, which runs under the eastern wall of the Sierra Nevada, one of the greatest escarpments on Earth. Paul Park, Gary Snyder, and I were on our way to a trailhead called North Lake, west of Bishop, California. The plan was to rendezvous late that afternoon at a high Sierra lake and camp there that night. Then the next day some dozen of us would ascend a peak and name it “Mount Thoreau.”
  • The Ebola Story

    Willa Paskin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Fade in on a smiling infant at dusk. His mother, sister, and grandmother bustle around him, chattering happily in a foreign language. [Don’t alienate audiences with subtitles]. An animal, something like a bat, flies out of the trees, and drops a piece of fruit on the ground. [Specific animal subject to change with science.] The child, reaching out a chubby arm, picks the fruit up and puts it to his mouth, slobbering on it, sucking on it, eating some of it. His mother comes over and picks him up. He drops the fruit. In her arms, he begins to cough.
  • Landslide Landrieu

    John Dickerson
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:42 pm
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Imagine paying insurance on a beach house and then canceling the policy a couple months before hurricane season. That is Sen. Mary Landrieu's election-eve message, both figuratively and literally. “Who will be here for us if there is another Katrina?” asked state Sen. Ben Nevers at a Monday rally for Landrieu in Baton Rouge that featured Bill Clinton. Landrieu ticks off the names of the hurricanes that have hit the state in her stump speech. Another storm will come, and voters shouldn't trade away her proven ability to fight for relief in the…
  • We Work Hard for Less Money

    Mike Pesca
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Listen to Episode 120 of Slate’s The Gist:
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • The Best Investigative Reporting on Campaign Finance Since 2012

    ProPublica
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Theodoric Meyer The 2012 elections shattered spending records, with outside groups such as super PACs, nonprofits, unions and corporations plowing an estimated $1.3 billion into federal campaigns. With this year's elections just two weeks away, we've rounded up some of the best investigative reporting on campaign finance. The list includes stories that provide fresh insight into what happened in 2012 and ones that get inside who's shelling out on campaigns this cycle. In addition, we've spotlighted a couple of ProPublica's stories on the subject. A Campaign Inquiry in Utah Is the…
  • Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

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

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

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

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

  • Street Art

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    I like walking around, especially in the evening. I took this picture when I went for a walk. Street art can be seen all over Berlin. On walls, in doorways and on the sidewalk. That is my favorite thing about Berlin.
  • Letter from Richard J. Durbin, United States Senator

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    October 21, 2014 Dear Mr. Siddique: Thank you for contacting me about the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri. I appreciate hearing from you. On August 9, 2014, an 18-year-old teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The details surrounding the shooting are under investigation. The Ferguson Police Department alleges that Brown was shot during a physical altercation with an officer. A witness who was walking with Brown alleges that the officer shot Brown after he refused to move from the street…
  • Sehitlik Mosque

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Berlin’s skyline is not all TV-tower or steeples, not all GDR relics or post-war restoration; it is the mosques – with their colorful, often metallic addition to a sometimes gray-hued urban aesthetic – that give this city a kick in its step. But it’s not only about architectural beauty; rather, it is because of the role they play in the greater community, in enabling the other cultural artifacts I so much enjoy, that I hold them to be so important. And although I am not Muslim, more than 27,000 of my fellow Berliners use these spaces regularly. When I first moved to Berlin’s…
  • Philippines Immigration "dynamic duo deal makers" process 49 arrested Africans work visas in just 5 days, highly suspicious!

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Can it be imagined that on October 17 the Bureau of Immigration announced that it arrested 49 African nationals for work visas violations:https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration/posts/462964960508883 "BI ARRESTS 49 ILLEGALLY WORKING FOREIGN NATIONALS The arrested foreign nationals include 21 Ivorian, two Guinean, seven Congolese, one Beninese, 15 Cameroons and three Mauritius." "Bureau of Immigration operatives rounded up 49 foreign nationals caught in flagrante working in a business process outsourcing company without necessary permits which is a clear violation…
  • CrossFit Arezzo pronto al debutto nei Games internazionali

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    CrossFit Arezzo è proiettato verso le sue prime competizioni internazionali. Nei suoi primi mesi di attività, la società aretina è riuscita a creare un solido gruppo di atleti che hanno deciso di allenarsi nella disciplina che fa della ginnastica funzionale una vera e propria attività sportiva. Se il principale obiettivo del CrossFit è infatti quello di rinforzare ogni parte del corpo con esercizi volti a preparare ad ogni situazione della vita quotidiana, la caratteristica peculiare di questa disciplina rimane l'aspetto competitivo legato alla finalità sportiva. Il fitness è infatti…
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Credit Suisse Beats Expectations

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Swiss bank Credit Suisse said third-quarter profit more than doubled, beating expectations, as it streamlined its wealth management unit.
  • Nickel's Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a trade-financing scandal in China.
  • Tesco Chairman to Step Down

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Tesco said Chairman Richard Broadbent would step down as it revealed the accounting practices that led to an overstatement of its profit had occurred in prior periods as well.
  • Spain's Recovery Continues

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Spain’s economy likely grew 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, the central bank said. Separately, a solid summer tourist season drove a decrease in the unemployment rate to 23.7%, the statistics bureau said.
  • Apple Plans More Stores in China

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple plans to increase the number of its Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China to 40 from 15 within two years, CEO Tim Cook told local media.
 
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    TIME

  • In The Latest Issue

    Megan Gibson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    The War on Teacher Tenure It’s really difficult to fire a bad teacher. A group of Silicon Valley investors wants to change that Which Republican Party? Even if it captures the Congress, rivalries could hamper the GOP in power 12 Answers To Ebola’s Hard Questions From hospital safety to travel bans, the facts you need to know Why Kobani Matters A border town in Syria becomes ground zero in the U.S. air war against ISIS Harvard in Hot Water Over Sexual-Assault Policy Critics say new procedures overcorrect for the problem of rape on campus Kansas City Baseball Goes Back to the Future…
  • Aluminum May Reduce Sperm Count According to a New Study

    iyengarrishi
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Aluminum may be a major contributor to male infertility and reduced sperm counts, according to a new study released on Monday. The study, published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology and conducted jointly by researchers at Keele University in the U.K. and the universities of Lyon and St.-Étienne in France, analyzed the sperm of 62 donors at a French clinic using fluorescence microscopy with an aluminum-specific stain. The researchers not only confirmed that semen does contain aluminum, but found that the sperm count is lowered as its aluminum content increases. Professor…
  • Whassup, Brainiac?

    Megan Gibson
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Everyone is a nerd now. They brag about loving science fiction, superheroes and video games–which are things for stupid people. When I was a nerd in high school, you had to be smart to be a nerd. You needed to like fractals, translating numbers into hexadecimal and reading James Joyce. … This appears in the November 3, 2014 issue of TIME.
  • Matisse’s Great Paper Chase

    Megan Gibson
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    For Henri Matisse, the first years of World War II were a watershed for many reasons–all of them miserable. In 1939 his wife Amélie, who suspected that he was having an affair, ended their long marriage. The following year, Hitler’s armies would conquer France, then divide it between the German-occupied north, where Amélie and the children lived in a Paris suburb, and the puppet Vichy regime in the south, where for decades Matisse had been spending most of his time, in Nice. … This appears in the November 3, 2014 issue of TIME.
  • The Apple Pay Effect

    Megan Gibson
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    For years, Tech Titans have been hailing the dawn of the mobile-payment revolution: every phone will double as a wallet, every merchant will be able to accept virtual cash, and as a result, lines will move faster, consumers will collect more loyalty rewards, and retailers will make more money. The reality, however, has been far more complex. … This appears in the November 3, 2014 issue of TIME.
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 after a short illness

    Peter Walker
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Pop singer best known for 1970s hits like My Coo Ca Choo had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancerAlvin Stardust, the quiffed, leather-clad pop singer best known for 1970s hits like My Coo Ca Choo, has died aged 72 after a short illness, his manager has said.He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him, it was announced. Continue reading...
  • Jeremy Hunt makes urgent Commons statement on Simon Stevens' NHS report: Politics Live blog

    Andrew Sparrow
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Rolling coverage of all the days political developments as they happen, including Nick Clegg hosting his LBC phone-in and Sir David Omand and Philip Hammond giving evidence to the intelligence and security committee 11.20am BST The urgent question is now over. Ill post a summary shortly. 11.15am BST Philip Hollobone, a Conservative, says thousands of GPs will retire in the next few years. What can be done about this?Hunt says this is an important issue. The government is looking at how it can make it easier for GPs to return to work. And it is trying to take measures to reduce the burn out…
  • Enhanced Scottish devolution must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere

    Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Smith commission cross-party talks described as constructive, though key differences over tax and spending remainFurther powers for Scotland must not be conditional on devolution elsewhere in the UK, according to one of seven principles agreed at the first cross-party talks of the Smith commission, which was set up to fast-track greater powers after the country rejected independence in a referendum last month.The prime minister, David Cameron, was strongly criticised when he appeared to link further devolution for Scotland to the question of English votes for English laws in his speech the…
  • US jury convicts Blackwater guards in 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians

    Dan Roberts in Washington
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 dead in BaghdadThree security guards working for the private US contractor Blackwater have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a group of unarmed civilians at a crowded Baghdad traffic junction in one of the darkest incidents of the Iraq war. A fourth, Nicholas Slatten, was found guilty of one charge of first-degree murder. All face the likelihood of lengthy prison sentences after unanimous verdicts on separate weapons charges related to the incident. Lawyers for the guards say they…
  • William Shatner in early talks for Star Trek 3

    Ben Child
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    The original James T Kirk has mooted the possibility of a return with threequel director Roberto Orci, though his character died in 1994s Star Trek: GenerationsBlog: Is Shatner boldy going to Star Trek 3 a stellar idea? William Shatner has confirmed talks with the makers of the new Star Trek film regarding a return to the long-running science-fiction saga.Shatner, the original Captain James T Kirk, dating back to Star Treks 1966 debut on the small screen, told the Associated Press he had met with director Roberto Orci, who is taking charge on the forthcoming Star Trek 3. 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 Most Charitable Tech CEOs Give Hundreds of Millions

    Good News Network
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Silicon Valley CEOs know that it feels good to give their time and money to help others. These men and women have the capability to give so much more than the average well-meaning person. It’s heartening to know that, whatever their motivation, wealthy people in this world do give freely The post The Most Charitable Tech CEOs Give Hundreds of Millions appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Drone Searches Forest for Tiny Wildfires Before They Blow Up

    Good News Network
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Three years ago, a forest fire raged for four months in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on the Virginia-North Carolina border. Living nearby, Mike Logan, a NASA researcher in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), spent weeks breathing in the peat bog smoke that traveled as far north as Maryland. The post Drone Searches Forest for Tiny Wildfires Before They Blow Up appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Tribute to Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor (1921-2014)

    Good News Network
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Ben Bradlee, who led The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and “guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers,” died yesterday at his home of natural causes at age 93. Mr. Bradlee’s patrician good looks, gravelly voice, profane vocabulary and zest for journalism and for life The post Tribute to Ben Bradlee, Legendary Washington Post Editor (1921-2014) appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • 60s Song ‘God Only Knows’ Remade in Breathtaking Video

    Good News Network
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    A remake of the Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows is sweeping the internet with its dreamlike cinematography and cast of musical legends, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin and Brian May. The production celebrates the launch of BBC Music, which they described as “an ambitious wave of new The post 60s Song ‘God Only Knows’ Remade in Breathtaking Video appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • US Military Unveils Goals for Coping with Climate Change

    Good News Network
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in October, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military hopes to address the effects of climate change. The Pentagon’s “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” describes how the military needs to deal with rising global temperatures, increasing The post US Military Unveils Goals for Coping with Climate Change appeared first on The Good News Network.
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  • 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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  • Stifel Nicolaus Downgrades Yelp To Hold

    Monica Gerson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Yelp (NYSE: YELP) from Buy to Hold and removed the price target of $85.00. Yelp's shares fell 14.00% to $60.40 in pre-market trading. Latest Ratings for YELP DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Credit SuisseMaintainsOutperform Oct 2014Stifel NicolausDowngradesBuyHold Oct 2014Brean CapitalInitiates Coverage onHold View More Analyst Ratings for YELP View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Cowen & Company Downgrades Axiall To Market Perform

    Monica Gerson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Analysts at Cowen & Company downgraded Axiall (NYSE: AXLL) from Outperform to Market Perform. The price target for Axiall has been lowered from $50.00 to $45.00. Axiall shares have dropped 3.44% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 9.99% in the same period. Axiall's shares fell 1.31% to close at $39.89 yesterday. Latest Ratings for AXLL DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Cowen & CompanyDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform Oct 2014RBC CapitalInitiates Coverage onUnderperform Oct 2014CitigroupMaintainsNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for AXLL View the Latest Analyst…
  • Signature Group Holdings To Buy GRSA Operations Of Aleris Corp.

    Paul Quintaro
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    BZ NOTE: Deal Includes Early Termination Fee Of $26.25M Aleris Back Stop Pact Includes Purchase Of Up To 30,000 Preferred Shares
  • Guggenheim Securities Initiates Endo Health Solutions With Buy

    Monica Gerson
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Analysts at Guggenheim Securities initiated coverage on Endo Health Solutions (NASDAQ: ENDP) with a Buy rating. The target price for Endo Health Solutions is set to $80. Endo Health Solutions shares have gained 38.67% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 9.99% in the same period. Latest Ratings for ENDP DateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014Guggenheim SecuritiesInitiates Coverage onBuy Oct 2014Cantor FitzgeraldUpgradesSellHold Sep 2014RBC CapitalInitiates Coverage onOutperform View More Analyst Ratings for ENDP View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Mcclatchy Amends Credit Pact With Bank Of America

    Paul Quintaro
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    BZ NOTE: Maturity Date Extended To Dec 2019 Commitments Cut From $75M To $65M
 
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  • Machine changes Republican votes to Democrat

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    (FOXNEWS) — CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
  • ISIS subject to 'udder' ridicule

    Marisa Martin
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Civilization is disintegrating across wide swathes of the earth, but on their potential eve of destruction, people do as they always will at such grave and fearful times – they make really silly movies about it. Or mocking songs and art. In the case of the ISIS plague across Iraq and Syria, this is doubly ironic, as the group immediately outlawed art, history, Christian studies and many other subjects while demanding children attend school anyway – possibly so they know where find new sex slaves and human shields. Tired of the old “rape, murder and pillage” routine and bored…
  • Former Secret Service agent on gun mess: I knew it!

    -NO AUTHOR-
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    By Seth Johnson The disclosure that guns purchased in the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ Fast and Furious anti-drug cartel program have been found at a crime scene in the United States did not surprise Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who raised this very scenario last year. Bongino wrote in his New York Times bestseller, “Life Inside the Bubble,” that, “One of these weapons is going to be tied to a crime on United States soil. It’s only a matter of time.” Confirmation came in the form of documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a…
  • Obama puts Ebola-nation travelers on honor system

    Jerome R. Corsi
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    NEW YORK – President Obama told reporters Wednesday he is “cautiously more optimistic” that the chances of additional infections from Liberian traveler Thomas Eric Duncan are ebbing. However, amid Obama’s optimism, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the CDC is placing on the honor system travelers to the U.S. from the West African nations stricken by Ebola. Frieden explained that all travelers from West Africa who come through five U.S. gateway airports will be monitored for 21 days, the upper end of the incubation period…
  • Researchers: Can't stop Ebola without travel ban

    Jerome R. Corsi
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    NEW YORK – A team of physicians with experience in epidemiology and health science research applying scientific methods and statistical analysis have concluded that as long as travel from West Africa remains open, there is no way to stop the international spread of Ebola. The scientific analysis further demonstrates that as the number of Ebola cases in West Africa increases, as the World Health Organization has predicted, the risk of the disease spreading also rises. The analysis, co-authored by a team of 18 physicians and health-care specialists, was published Monday under the title,…
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  • 14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

    Anu Ghate
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic the problem is. We found: October 22, 2014 Torture and other ill-treatment is out of control in Mexico. © EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto. AIUSA For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just…
  • Viet Nam: Freedom for all peaceful activists must follow blogger’s release

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The release from prison of one of Viet Nam’s most high profile prisoners of conscience is a positive step, but authorities must now free the scores of other peaceful activists behind bars. October 22, 2014 International The release from prison of one of Viet Nam’s most high profile prisoners of conscience is a positive step, but authorities must now free the scores of other peaceful activists behind bars, said Amnesty International today.Nguyen Van Hai, better known by his pen name Dieu Cay (“peasant’s pipe”), was released from prison yesterday, having served four years of a 12-year…
  • Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. October 20, 2014 There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today suspended transmissions of private…
  • France: Bobigny forced eviction set to leave Roma families homeless

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities. October 17, 2014 Amnesty International spoke with victims of human rights abuses and their families in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of…
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  • Buyer's Guide: The Best iPhone 6 Case (So Far)

    Nick Guy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    60 cases, 1,000 reader submissions, and 30 hours of testing: the Wirecutter breaks down the perfect iPhone case (so far).This guide is being continually updated as more cases are tested and long-term test notes are recorded. After surveying almost 1,000 Wirecutter readers and testing 60 iPhone 6 cases over a period of about 30 hours (so far), our current pick for the best all-around case is the NGP from Incipio. The NGP has protected several generations of iPhones (and many other devices) and has a reputation for providing solid protection and a good fit. It's slim enough to not detract from…
  • Google Wants To Organize Your Life With New Email App

    Peter Wade
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    "Inbox" goes beyond just email: Google's Inbox wants to organize your life.Google released a new email app called Inbox, currently available only by invitation or request. But this app goes beyond just email: Google's Inbox wants to organize your life .Read Full Story
  • The Apple Pay Challenge: Hey, This Thing (Mostly) Works!

    Harry McCracken
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The credit-card authentication process can be a tad gnarly. But at the register, paying with an iPhone works as promised.When I resolved to leave my wallet at home and spend a week buying only those things I could pay for using my iPhone 6 and Apple's new Apple Pay service, I was prepared for the worst. I thought it might not work reliably--or at least turn out to be enough of a hassle to make me pine for my plastic.Read Full Story
  • Google Reimagines Email With Its New "Inbox" App

    Mark Wilson
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    And you can sign up for the beta now.Google has released a new Gmail app called Inbox,which appears to combine the look and feel of Google services with the automated, bother-me-later philosophy of Mailbox.Read Full Story
  • This Is How Facebook Is Secretly Trying To Make You A Nicer Person

    Chris Gayomali
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The social network is trying to replicate the social cues that make us better communicators in real life.It's a modern fact: People are meaner on the Internet than they are in real life. Academics call this the "online disinhibition effect," a term coined by psychologist John Suler, who once explained it to me like this:Read Full Story
 
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  • UN Daily News 22 October 2014

    Sandra Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
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  • Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Small children look on from their rural home in Kampong Speu, Cambodia (file photo) © David Longstreath/IRIN Children in Cambodia who have experienced violence growing up are more likely to engage in risky behaviours as adolescents and adults. That's one of the main findings of a survey conducted in the South East Asian country in 2013 and sponsored by UNICEF. For the first time, Cambodia has national estimates that show the magnitude and violence against children. Over 2,300 boys and girls aged 13 to 24, were asked about their experience of physical, emotional and sexual violence. The study…
  • Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    A technician prepares blood for testing at the Blue House Clinic in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 February 2007. The clinic provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, run by Médecins Sans Frontières© Siegfried/IRIN Improvement in the collection of information on tuberculosis shows that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. That's according to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. WHO's "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014" reveals that nine million people developed TB in 2013 and 1.5…
  • New programme against desertification for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Roger LeMoyne / Niger / UNEP A new programme against desertification in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will help end hunger and adapt to climate change, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO and the European Union launched the €41 million, 4.5-year programme called Action against Desertification on Wednesday. They announced that it will support sustainable land management in collaboration with the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). FAO reports that more than 70 per cent of people living in fragile ecosystems across…
  • There is no alternative to "silencing the guns" in South Sudan: UN

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    SRSG Ellen Margrethe Lǿj making remarks at a Nepalese Battalion Medal Parade in South Sudan. September 5, 2014. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine A comprehensive peace agreement is urgently needed to restore peace and security in South Sudan. That's what Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) told the Security Council on Wednesday. The Special Envoy said she has conveyed her message to South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar. Thousands of people have died since fighting broke out mid-December between soldiers loyal to the two leaders over…
 
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  • Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult to climb them. Opportunities for upward mobility-the American dream-will disappear as the deck becomes stacked against the middle class and the poor. But others see inequality as a positive, a sign of a dynamic and robust economy that, in the end, helps…
  • Andrew Rashbass, CEO, Reuters

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Andrew Rashbass, CEO, Reuters On October 22, Andrew Rashbass will join the Media Council as featured guest and speaker at a Paley Dialogue breakfast, where he'll reflect on his first year as CEO of Reuters and discuss his plans for the future of the venerable news and information service. Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:15:00 -0700 Location: New York, New York, The Paley Center for Media, Paley Center for Media Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/10/22/Andrew_Rashbass_CEO_Reuters
  • View from the Top: Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    View from the Top: Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin Abrego and Corwin are reality television pioneers who founded the successful reality production companies 51 Minds and Original Media, both now subsidiaries of Endemol USA. Abrego's 51 Minds has been a leader in the "celebreality" genre, producing VH1 series including "The Surreal Life" and "Flavor of Love," and Corwin's Original Media has produced the "Miami Ink" franchise for TLC, Discovery's "Storm Chasers" and Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project." The pair will share insights and experiences from their work producing some of the country's most…
  • Life Beyond Earth, Part 3: Natalie Batalha

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Life Beyond Earth, Part 3: Natalie Batalha Dr. Natalie Batalha, a Kepler Mission scientist, is using technology that is out of this world-and out of this solar system-to locate exoplanets, some of which could be Earth-like planets that may be hosts to extraterrestrial life. 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_3_Natalie_Batalha
  • Future of Finance: Expanding Role of Non-banks

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

    By <a href="/author/elizabeth-stoker-bruenig" ><span class="byline">Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig</span></a>
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Joni Ernst, a Senate candidate from Iowa, has been hailed as the GOP’s latest "breakout star." She has a lot of the qualities past Republican women have utilized to great avail, including the small-townish, folksy appeal of Sarah Palin, and the church-going wholesomeness of Michele Bachmann. But the same perks often mean the same pathologies, and this is certainly true in Ernst's case. Speaking last week to Iowan supporters, Ernst remarked upon ObamaCare:[W]e rely on government for absolutely everything. And in the years since I was a small girl up until now into my adulthood with…
  • America is losing influence in Latin America -- and that's great news

    By <a href="/author/ryan-cooper" ><span class="byline">Ryan Cooper</span></a>
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Is Bolivian President Evo Morales a despot, despite the fact that he just won a free and fair election? So argues The New York Times editorial board, calling him a cuadillo because he might try to change the Bolivian constitution to run again in 2020.Let's set aside the absurdity of smearing someone as an authoritarian based on speculations about future events. The real gripe of the Times board can be seen towards the bottom of the piece (well spotted by Glenn Greenwald): "This regional dynamic has been dismal for Washington’s influence in the region."This is not just rank hypocrisy,...
  • The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose

    By <a href="/author/michael-brendan-dougherty" ><span class="byline">Michael Brendan Dougherty</span></a>
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Consider this sentence: "Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie takes the political risk of championing a middle-class-friendly, comprehensive health-care reform as an alternative to President Obama's Affordable Care Act." Think on it for a bit. It has all the plausibility of saying, "A kazoo will become self-aware and compose symphonies." And yet, it has happened.The polls tell us that Gillespie does not look likely to be a member of the Senate come November. But if Republicans fear that ObamaCare will result in a federal government that demands an ever-larger share of…
  • The U.S. is about to sell weapons to Vietnam. That's bad news for China.

    By <a href="/author/kyle-mizokami" ><span class="byline">Kyle Mizokami</span></a>
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    One morning last June, the people of Vietnam woke up to someone else's oil rig in their backyard. The 30,000-ton Haiyang Shiyou-981, owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, was parked 70 miles inside waters controlled by Vietnam.The resulting standoff at sea, in which one Vietnamese fishing boat was sunk, has driven Vietnam to seek assistance from an unlikely source. Vietnam has requested its old enemy, the United States, sell it weapons to counter an even older enemy, China.Vietnam and China have shared a mutual border for more than 2,000 years. Those have not exactly been…
  • Did Republicans overshoot on the Ebola panic?

    By <a href="/author/peter-weber" ><span class="byline">Peter Weber</span></a>
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    In mid-October, there was a palpable sense that America was on the cusp of an Ebola outbreak: Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who flew to the Dallas area carrying the virus, had died, and two of the nurses who tended to him contracted Ebola in the process.There were at least 70 other potential cases at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas alone, plus the people Duncan came in contact with and those who interacted with nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, the latter of whom flew on passenger jets to and from Ohio.By late last week, other nurses at the hospital and the national nurse's...
 
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  • 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…
  • TO VANCOUVER WITH LOVE

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

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays a wildly ambitious shoot-em-up , goes around the world in 80 Days, and finds some speakers he can take with him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 A GAME DESTINY The most feverishly awaited game of the year has landed. Five years in the making, with a budget of $500m, “Destiny” is the first instalment of a new franchise from Bungie, creators of the “Halo” series of sci-fi shoot-’em-ups. It’s a wildly ambitious fusion of two genres: first-person shooters (like “Halo”) and massive multiplayer role-playing games…
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  • 60 MINUTES: 10/19

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

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

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

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

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

  • With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

    editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
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  • Wave Away Math Homework With An App

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    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
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  • How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

    editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
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  • Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

    Carrie Kahn
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    Mexico's top prosecutor says a mayor and his wife ordered the attack on 43 students who have been missing for nearly a month. The couple — of the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero — are now fugitives.Thousands of protesters marched down Mexico City's grand Reforma Boulevard Wednesday night, banging drums, carrying pictures of the 43 students who went missing on Sept.
  • Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

    editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is known for his blunt manner, and in an interview with NPR, he says that a future map of the Middle East will look very different that the one that exists today.The borders of many Arab states were drawn up by Westerners a century ago and wars in recent years show that a number of them are doomed to break apart, according to Ya'alon, a career soldier who became Israel's defense minister last year."We have to distinguish between countries like Egypt, with their history.
 
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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

  • HP’s rumored 'Sprout PC' sure sounds similar to this oddball printer from 2011

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It was a scanner on a stick that could take 3D-like images of objects. It sat atop a printer that went to market three years ago. And it came to mind immediately when I heard of the so-called Sprout PC, which Recode is saying HP will announce next week.According to a Tuesday Recode story, “The [Sprout] combines a large flat-screen display…with a flat touch-enabled work surface and an overhead assembly that combines a projector and a 3-D scanner.”If Recode’s report is real, the Sprout is conceptually similar to the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275, a printer I tested for one month for a…
  • Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you’re worried about a loved one languishing in an assisted living home, Panasonic has a tablet service to keep you connected.The electronics giant’s North American arm is launching a “telehealth” service designed to put users in contact with loved ones and caregivers as well as generate reminders. It’s meant to keep users socially engaged while promoting their independence.The On4Today service will feature tablets that provide daily reminders, both visually and aurally, for elderly users who may suffer dementia and cannot remember appointments easily, which can be a source of…
  • What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned many Chinese on Thursday, not with a new Facebook feature, but because he spoke and answered questions in Mandarin for almost half an hour.Zuckerberg gave a talk in Chinese at Tsinghua University on Wednesday, and later posted a recording of the event to his Facebook page. The video quickly spread online, generating much surprise and praise from local Internet users.“Such an awesome person is learning Chinese, why is my own English so bad,” wrote one user on Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo.Zuckerberg spoke with a strong accent, but…
  • Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Microsoft is withdrawing free streaming on Xbox Music from Dec. 1, citing the need to focus on its music purchase and subscription service.The company is offering a free 30-day trial for users wanting to move to the paid service.“Effective December 1, 2014, the free Xbox Music streaming feature currently available on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and over the Internet will be discontinued in all countries where it is offered,” Microsoft wrote on a support page.The move will not affect music purchases on Xbox Music or MP3 files added to Xbox Music collections, according to a Microsoft FAQ. Users…
  • Vietnam police hunt hackers behind mass outage

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Vietnamese cybersecurity authorities are hunting hackers believed to be responsible for the country’s biggest-ever online attack last week, according to the founder of a security website in Hanoi.“This is the biggest cyber-attack ever in Vietnam, affecting the Vietnam security community,” Tran Quang Chien of SecurityDaily.Net wrote in an email. “This was a targeted malicious attack.”The incident that began Oct. 13 saw the outage of multiple websites under Vietnam Communications (VCCorp), an Internet company in Vietnam that owns more than 20 websites such as news portal Dan Tri.The…
 
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    theGrio

  • Former Harlem Globetrotter missing near southern California

    theGrio
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team reportedly went missing earlier this month in southern California. Rico Omarr Harris, 37, who briefly played for the Globetrotters during the spring of 2000, left his home in Alhambra to visit his girlfriend Jennifer Song in Seattle. Song says that she last spoke to Harris the morning of October 10, according to KCPQ-Fox. Harris would later leave Song a voicemail message. His empty black Nissan sedan was found on October 13 by a Yolo County deputy near Rumsey, outside of Sacramento. When the deputy returned the following day, the…
  • Geneva Thomas, Melyssa Ford brawl during show taping

    Chris Witherspoon
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Blood, Sweat, and Heels stars Geneva Thomas and Melyssa Ford are apparently taking their show’s name literally. The pair reportedly were in a blood brawl while aboard a cruise ship in New York City Tuesday night. TMZ cracked this story wide open in the wee hours of this morning, reporting Thomas: …got into an argument with another woman [Ford] and her choice of weapon was a bottle, which connected with the other lady’s head. The injured woman was taken to a hospital where she was stitched up. As for Thomas … she was arrested for felony assault. A passenger onboard…
  • Man sells ‘Ebola’ heroin out of New Jersey hotel room

    theGrio
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Apparently if you’re a drug dealer, a great way to push your product is to link it to Ebola. Or maybe it’s not. Police arrested Barnabas “Hammer” Davis’ Monday after finding more than 600 packets of heroin, according to NBC10.com’s Dan Stamm. Some of the packets were branded “Ebola,” because that’s a thing now. Police also found some 40 grams of crack cocaine in Davis’ Ramada Inn room in Toms River, New Jersey. Stamm has more on Davis’ charges: Davis was charged with heroin and crack cocaine possession with the intent to distribute. He…
  • Hannibal Buress responds to Cosby rape joke controversy

    theGrio
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress isn’t backing down from comments he made about Bill Cosby during a recent performance in Philadelphia. During the show, Buress performed a joke saying that Cosby had committed rape. The bit garnered national media coverage, and on Tuesday, during a discussion with Howard Stern, the comedian addressed the interest in his joke. While on The Howard Stern Show, Buress said regarding Cosby’s alleged history of sexual assaults, “It’s just information that’s out there. I said it and I gotta stand on it, but it is an interesting situation.” Buress’…
  • Leslie Jones promoted to full-time SNL cast member

    theGrio
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Leslie Jones has been promoted from the writer’s room to become the newest member of the long-running comedy show Saturday Night Live. This will be the first time in 39-year-old show’s history that two black women will be part of the featured cast simultaneously. Jones joins Sasheer Zamata, who was asked to join SNL in early 2014 because Keenan Thompson refused to perform in drag, thus necessitating the addition of a female African-American cast member. Jones was hired at the same time to be a writer for the sketch show but has now been promoted to full-time cast member. Actress Leslie…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • We Can Survive Benefit

    Falling James
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Hollywood Bowl by Falling James Even with the change of seasons (however subtle that might be in Southern California), the Hollywood Bowl hosts one more big outdoor spectacle as if it were still summer. The main appeal of We Can Survive — an annual benefit for the Young Survival Coalition and Living Beyond Breast Cancer — is that it brings together a bunch of pop’s biggest names, including several who could fill the Bowl on their own.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Markéta Irglová

    Falling James
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ The Hotel Cafe by Falling James People sometimes forget that The Swell Season was about more than just Glen Hansard, the Irish actor-­singer who also fronts The Frames. At their best, The Swell Season was a marriage of equal parts, yin and yang, with Czech singer-­pianist Markéta Irglová providing a sweetly soothing and natural contrast to Hansard’s sometimes strained and mannered vocals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Don’t Sleep: An All-Nighter on Elm Street (Pts. 1-7)

    David Cotner
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theatre by David Cotner While the Nightmare on Elm Street series went from “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you” to “Nine, 10, Robert Englund’s at a convention again,” it started out as a frightening look at small-town America, a place that was, in its way, just as ruined as the face of its serial-killer villain, Freddy Krueger. Wes Craven’s visionary work of horror struck directly at one of the most potent aspects of the human experience — dreaming — and transmogrified it into deeply personal violence, which, when paired with sick humor, took up a…
  • Rufus du Sol

    Lily Moayeri
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves. Rufus du Sol’s debut album, Atlas, doesn’t draw from a wide selection of sounds, but it doesn’t need to. The bubbling... by Lily Moayeri Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
  • The Melvins, Le Butcherettes

    Falling James
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Melvins still bring the thunder in their latest incarnation, joined now by Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus on their new album, Hold It In. The group’s trademark sludgy, metallic opuses are twisted into further weirdness by the inclusion of the Buttholes, with a new tune such as... by Falling James The Melvins still bring the thunder in their latest incarnation, joined now by Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus on their new album, Hold It In. The group’s trademark sludgy, metallic opuses are twisted into further weirdness by the inclusion of the Buttholes,…
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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

  • We Can Survive Benefit

    Falling James
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Hollywood Bowl by Falling James Even with the change of seasons (however subtle that might be in Southern California), the Hollywood Bowl hosts one more big outdoor spectacle as if it were still summer. The main appeal of We Can Survive — an annual benefit for the Young Survival Coalition and Living Beyond Breast Cancer — is that it brings together a bunch of pop’s biggest names, including several who could fill the Bowl on their own.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Markéta Irglová

    Falling James
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ The Hotel Cafe by Falling James People sometimes forget that The Swell Season was about more than just Glen Hansard, the Irish actor-­singer who also fronts The Frames. At their best, The Swell Season was a marriage of equal parts, yin and yang, with Czech singer-­pianist Markéta Irglová providing a sweetly soothing and natural contrast to Hansard’s sometimes strained and mannered vocals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Don’t Sleep: An All-Nighter on Elm Street (Pts. 1-7)

    David Cotner
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    @ Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theatre by David Cotner While the Nightmare on Elm Street series went from “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you” to “Nine, 10, Robert Englund’s at a convention again,” it started out as a frightening look at small-town America, a place that was, in its way, just as ruined as the face of its serial-killer villain, Freddy Krueger. Wes Craven’s visionary work of horror struck directly at one of the most potent aspects of the human experience — dreaming — and transmogrified it into deeply personal violence, which, when paired with sick humor, took up a…
  • Rufus du Sol

    Lily Moayeri
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves. Rufus du Sol’s debut album, Atlas, doesn’t draw from a wide selection of sounds, but it doesn’t need to. The bubbling... by Lily Moayeri Rufus du Sol operate differently from their dance-music counterparts. Instead of banging out predictable, recycled drops at quick intervals, the Australian trio takes its time crafting subtle, gentle grooves.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…
  • The Melvins, Le Butcherettes

    Falling James
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Melvins still bring the thunder in their latest incarnation, joined now by Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus on their new album, Hold It In. The group’s trademark sludgy, metallic opuses are twisted into further weirdness by the inclusion of the Buttholes, with a new tune such as... by Falling James The Melvins still bring the thunder in their latest incarnation, joined now by Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus on their new album, Hold It In. The group’s trademark sludgy, metallic opuses are twisted into further weirdness by the inclusion of the Buttholes,…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Effective firefighter recruitment?

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    The U.S. Forest Service’s “USFS Fire-California” (@R5_Fire_News) Twitter account distributed this photo Tuesday, with the following text: Picture yourself in a wildland fire career w/ the U.S. Forest Service fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/fire… #jobs #hiring My first reaction? I could not picture myself in a photo like that. And, the photographer and the person responsible for making the decision to use this photo to attract job applicants should be fired, opening up two more positions for which recruitment is then needed. It reminds me of the photos you see at the Awkward Family…
  • Report released about entrapment of three firefighters on the Beaver Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Photo taken of the Beaver Fire the day after three firefighters were entrapped. It was shot from along the Klamath River about a mile west of the Incident Command Post, looking in the direction of the entrapment, which occurred beyond the smoke visible in this photo taken by Bill Gabbert. A facilitated learning analysis has been released about the entrapment of three firefighters August 11, 2014 on the Beaver Fire northwest of Yreka, California. Entrapped that day were a Dozer Operator (DZOP), a Heavy Equipment Boss (HEQB), and a Heavy Equipment Boss Trainee (HEQBt). They all got inside fire…
  • Former CAL FIRE Battalion Chief pleads not guilty to murder

    Bill Gabbert
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Orville Fleming A former Battalion Chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his live-in companion. An instructor at the agency’s training academy at Ione, California, 55-year old Battalion Chief Orville Fleming had been charged in the May 1 stabbing death of 26-year old Sarah Jane Douglas. The plea was in spite of having earlier “admitted culpability in the stabbing”, according to Sheriff Scott Jones. After the murder Mr. Fleming ditched his CAL FIRE truck and disappeared but was found 16 days later when he…
  • Video from the Norbeck prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Alpine Hotshots, a National Park Service hotshot crew from Colorado, is shown using drip torches to ignite vegetation on the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire. The project which began October 20, 2014 involves almost 2,000 acres in Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills National Forest, and private land.
  • Photos from the Norbeck prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    These are photos taken October 20-21, 2014 at the Norbeck Section 2 prescribed fire being managed on State, Federal and private lands approximately 4 miles northeast of Pringle, South Dakota. More details about the project can be found here. Wetting down the six-foot wide mowed firellne just outside the Wind Cave National Park boundary, before the lighters touch off the vegetation on the other side of the wire fence, meant to contain bison, but not flames. As far as I know, there were no significant spot fires or slop-overs in the area shown above. The south end of the Norbeck prescribed…
 
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    The Charlotte Observer -- * Breaking News

  • 1 killed in Salisbury shooting

    slyttle@charlotteobserver.com (Steve Lyttle)
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    The shooting was reported about 3:45 a.m. at the Colonial Apartments, off Second Street.Click to Continue »
  • Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

    Associated Press (STEPHEN OHLEMACHER)
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.Click to Continue »
  • Taking steps against domestic violence

    ()
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The Steps for Change Awareness Walk traversed uptown Charlotte on Wednesday , beginning at the Square at Trade and Tryon streets and proceeding to the Duke Energy building at Tryon…Click to Continue »
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    The Associated Press (PETE YOST and SAM HANANEL and ERIC TUCKER)
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was…Click to Continue »
  • Lake Wylie man pleads guilty to child porn possession

    adys@heraldonline.com (Andrew Dys)
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    A Lake Wylie man who was arrested in March by a federal task force that targets child pornography faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in…Click to Continue »
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim convert, high-risk traveler

    WUFYS
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.
  • Discord in Newtown?

    mistorteem
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    At their January 7 meeting, Police Commission members accepted the retirement of sergeants Darlene Froehlich and John Cole. In her letter of resignation, Sgt Froehlich cited a “cruel work environment” and “hatred” within the department as prompting her decision to retire.
  • Video: Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

    1newsjunkie
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel’s recent assault.
  • CIA Officers Allegedly Impersonated Senate Staffers to Obtain Documents

    1newsjunkie
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    “If people knew the details of what they actually did to hack into the Senate computers to go search for the torture document, jaws would drop,”
  • Democracy is Dead - Pretend no more!

    BeyondProphecy
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Our journey to Corporatocracy! The word "democracy" is kicked around like a discarded rag doll these days. So faded and worn, the concept has gradually twisted into an almost unrecognisable parody without shape or form. Basically, the term has become a "catch-all" phrase indicating--not the other forms of governance, while avoiding what itself has become. To understand what "democracy" has become we need to look at what "democracy" was supposed to be. Democracy; government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or…
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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

  • Google Now wants to help protect your eyes from eclipses

    Alka Anand Singh
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Google Now has just added more cards to its ever-increasing arsenal, and this time, they’ll help you prepare for eclipses and possibly dangerous situations. The new eclipse card lists almost everything you need to know about the phenomenon, including what it is, how to make a pinhole projector to view it and how to photograph it safely. If you can see the card right now, then you’re most likely somewhere in North America, and the partial solar eclipse tomorrow will be visible where you live, weather permitting. The second card, on the other hand, shows you any police activity…
  • Google Now wants to help protect your eyes from eclipses

    Guest IOrN6
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Google Now has just added more cards to its ever-increasing arsenal, and this time, they’ll help you prepare for eclipses and possibly dangerous situations. The new eclipse card lists almost everything you need to know about the phenomenon, including what it is, how to make a pinhole projector to view it and how to photograph it safely. If you can see the card right now, then you’re most likely somewhere in North America, and the partial solar eclipse tomorrow will be visible where you live, weather permitting. The second card, on the other hand, shows you any police activity…
  • Google Now’s info cards will stick around when your phone goes offline

    Guest PO47d
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    One of Google Now’s biggest quirks has been its inability to cope with going offline — go through a subway tunnel and you risk losing those important directions or your parking place. You won’t be left hanging after today, though, as Google has brought offline support to Now on Android phones. So long as you’re using the latest version of the Search app, all your information cards should hang around whenever you’re cut off from the rest of the world. It’s a small change, but it could make a big difference if it keeps you informed while you’re off the…
  • Hungary needs cash, so it wants to tax internet traffic

    Guest bBK3x
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    It’s probably a good thing that Google got its Street View surveil of Hungary in when it did, because a new tax being proposed could make internet traffic in the country more expensive. A tax bill draft sent to parliament could impose a 150 forints fee (about $0.62) per each gigabyte transferred. Hungarian politicians are defending this move by saying that because of the way telecommunications have changed, so does how they need to be taxed. Estimates for the proposed income? Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 billion forints, according to Reuters. That’s an additional $82…
  • Google Now’s info cards will stick around when your phone goes offline

    Guest GB8XF
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    One of Google Now’s biggest quirks has been its inability to cope with going offline — go through a subway tunnel and you risk losing those important directions or your parking place. You won’t be left hanging after today, though, as Google has brought offline support to Now on Android phones. So long as you’re using the latest version of the Search app, all your information cards should hang around whenever you’re cut off from the rest of the world. It’s a small change, but it could make a big difference if it keeps you informed while you’re off the…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • Canada, which issued a travel warning on the Bahamas, now has its own homegrown day of terror and crime

    media
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Gunshots in the Canadian Parliament? Police officers take cover near Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014. BAHAMAS STATEMENT: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the public that The Bahamas High Commission Building in Ottawa, Canada and other buildings in the general vicinity including the Canadian Parliament were on lock-down earlier today due to an attack on public buildings by an individual or individuals. The attacks were not directed against the Bahamas or Bahamian diplomats. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had ordered all persons in the…
  • Financial Services Industry’ Annual Essay & Speech Competition

    media
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Working Group members - and sponsors of the competitions - accepting the donation of laptops from Bahamas Business Solutions Limited’s Assistant Manager. Left to right are Fredricka Bowe, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Anissa Dean, BBSL; Jennifer Duncombe, HR representative from KPMG; and Zoe Powell, SEO, Ministry of Education. Missing from the photo are Alanna McCartney and Tanya Woodside, representatives of sponsor Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise. Nassau, Bahamas – October 21, 2014: BFSB once again is coordinating the Essay and Speech Competition hosted as part of the annual National…
  • The Work of Bahamas Public Servants to be Honoured

    media
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    During a press conference Monday, October 20, at the Ministry of the Public Service, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and of the Ministry of the Public Service the Hon. Shane Gibson shed light on the week of activities aimed at highlighting the work of Public Servants. Pictured from left are Elise Delancy, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Insurance; Mr. Gibson, and Jocelyn Simms, First Assistant Secretary. NASSAU, The Bahamas – Recognizing that democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a competent Public Service, the Government is staging a…
  • One found dead on American Vessel carrying over 100 Haitian Nationals in Exuma – WHAT IN DA HELL IS DIS? WHAT DID DA MAN DIE FROM?

    media
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    NEWS BREAKING RIGHT NOW >>>> Migrants crammed on the smaller Defense Force Vessel. New vessels and stronger patrols by the Defence Force are reaping results… Exuma, Bahamas — Authorities are now wondering how did some 100 plus illegal Haitian Nationals ended up on board of an American vessel with a dead man onboard. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended over one hundred (100) Haitian migrants around 8:30am this morning, in the Exuma chain. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship P45 under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands intercepted the white and green American…
  • Butler-Turner sends wild threat to FNMs and promises to step down when defeated Nov. 21st

    media
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    TEAM LGBT goes down in flames as support for Loretta is being rejected!!! Loretta Butler-Turner Butler could ditch the FNM like others! Nassau, Bahamas — Loretta Butler Turner, who will now go down as the first Deputy Leader of a party to challenge the Leader, will be defeated at the Nov. 21st Convention of the FNM. Ground information coming into BBB Analytics have confirmed that an 87% majority of canvassed delegates have locked up their support of current leader and Killarney MP Dr. Hubert Minnis. In a straw poll last week on a popular talk show, Dr. Minnis won the poll 102 to 2…
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Capital region gets a touch of white

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Snow flurries and slippery roads will make driving hazardous for motorists in and around the Helsinki region.According to Yle Meterologist Anssi Vähämäki accumulation is likely to be slight."There are snow flurries in the forecast, but this precipitation moving in from over the sea may reach no further than the coastline," says Vähämäki. "The weather is slightly colder than is usual for this time of year. The rest of the week is likely to be warmer."Total snowfall in the capital region on Thursday is expected to be so light, that it will not count as the first of the…
  • Finland looking to develop re-integration programme for Syria war returnees

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    Nordic states are currently caught up in an intense debate over what to do about nationals returning from conflict zones in Syria and how best to prevent the radicalisation of citizens. Finnish officials have been making the rounds of Europe looking for ideas on how to cut off the trend.“It’s understandable that there are those who believe that there’s a silver bullet solution for this. But if this were easy we would have found that solution already,” said Tarja Mankkinen, head of the Interior Ministry’s internal security unit.Ministry officials have publicly pondered strategies…
  • Nokia Q3 operating loss - over a billion euro write-down for map business

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Nokia reported a 810 million operating loss for the period of July-September. The company's third-quarter results in 2013 were 262 million in profit.A key factor in the bookkeeping loss was a 1.2 billion euro write-down for Nokia's map business.In contrast, core operations generated slightly over a third more profits than during Q2, rising to 457 million euros. The Q3 volume of business, at 3.3 billion euros, was 13% up on the same period of 2013.In April, Nokia closed a deal to sell its former phone business to Microsoft, leaving it with its network equipment unit, navigation technology…
  • Thursday papers: Submarine hunt concerns, two decades in the EU, and when will those lakes freeze over?

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The hunt in neighbouring Sweden for a suspected foreign submarine has raised the question of how Finland's Defense Forces would handle a similar situation in Finnish territorial waters.Two newspapers, Aamulehti and Kaleva, on Thursday presented expert views on how a submarine hunt would be carried out here.The commander of the Finnish Navy's missile boat Pori, Patrik Hämäläinen, told these papers that the first step would be an effort to define an operational area."Coastal conditions are such that we can very easily determine specific areas in which a submarine is able to operate.
  • Helsinki book fair: Iraqi refugees, Nordic drunks and British spies

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    The four-day Helsinki book fair, Finland’s biggest literary event, kicks off on Thursday morning at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre. Organisers hope to exceed last year’s attendance of80,000 visitors. More than 1100 people are speaking or performing at the fair, including 60 writers from 11 countries.The biggest group is from this year’s theme country, Italy, which is sending nearly two dozen authors. Novelists include Francesco Piccolo, who this year won Italy’s top literary prize, the Premio Strega, and Raffaella Silvestri, whose debut novel La distanza da Helsinkitells…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Irving Howe, storyteller of ideas

    thuudung
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    “Utopianism,” said Irving Howe, “is a necessity of the moral imagination.” He remained as committed to socialism in the 1980s as he’d been in the ’30s, and to literature as much as politics… more
  • Shakespeare and Montaigne

    thuudung
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Working in different languages at nearly the same time, Shakespeare and Montaigne invented the stylistic means for reflecting on the human condition… more»
  • The truth about evil

    thuudung
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Politicians talk about evil as if it could be eradicated. But the only effective strategy begins with accepting that evil will never go away… more
  • What Plato can teach us

    thuudung
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:36 pm
    It’s been said – Alfred North Whitehead said it – that the history of philosophy is a “series of footnotes to Plato.” Funny. And completely wrong… more
  • Pleasure of reading plays

    thuudung
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    O, the joys of stage direction. To read a play is to act in your head. The experience is one of pleasure, beauty, and low-level panic… more
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    Samuel Scott

  • Want to Learn How to Integrate SEO and PR?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Man Jumps White House Fence, Kicks Dog And Causes Lockdown

    RT
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    By RT Just one month after the last White House fence-jumping incident, another man leaped over the barrier and kicked a Secret Service dog sent to attack him. The man was eventually arrested. Currently, the intruder’s name is unknown, though authorities say they arrested him on the north lawn of the White House on Wednesday. The White House was subsequently placed on lockdown. Video footage obtained by Fox News shows that once inside the fence, the Secret Service sent in a dog to stop his progress. The man kicks one dog in the face, but another one takes him to the ground. Several agents…
  • Survey Finds One-Third Of Middle Class Not Saving For Retirement

    Albany Tribune
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    By Albany Tribune Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans, according to Wells Fargo’s fifth annual Middle-Class Retirement Survey. The national results showed that 34% of those surveyed are not currently contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings vehicle. Nearly a third (31%) of all respondents said they will not have enough money to “survive” on in retirement, and this increases to 48% of middle-class Americans in their 50s. Nineteen percent of all respondents have no retirement savings. “Saving for retirement…
  • Name Released Of Teen Hit By Train In North Marion County

    Albany Tribune
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    By Albany Tribune The 13 year old boy involved in last night’s train accident has been identified as Juan Carlos Robles-Melara. He resided in Woodburn and attended French Prairie Middle School. Based on the investigation, it appears Juan was a high functioning child with autism who left school on his own after soccer practice when he was supposed to wait for his mother to pick him up. Once his mother arrived and did not find Juan, family began looking for him and eventually called the Woodburn Police Department to make a report. While Woodburn Police was taking the report from the…
  • Ottawa On Lockdown After 3 Shooting Incidents Including Parliament, Manhunt Unfolds

    RT
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    By RT A manhunt is on for one or more armed assailants after several rounds of gunfire tore through Parliament Hill, as well as National War Memorial and near a shopping mall in Ottawa, Canada. The city of Ottawa is on lockdown as police try to locate culprits. “Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill this morning,” Ottawa Police said on their Twitter feed. The shootings began just before 10am on Wednesday when a soldier was wounded in the war memorial shooting. One CAF solider has been killed, reported Conservative MP John…
  • Low Oil Prices Hurting US Shale Operations – Analysis

    OilPrice.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    By OilPrice.com By Nick Cunningham Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers. The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks. “Unless there’s a significant reversal in oil prices, we’re going to see continued declines in the rig count, especially those drilling for oil,” James Williams, president of WTRG…
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    Deadline

  • Colin Callender’s Playground Names Louise Pedersen UK Managing Director

    Nellie Andreeva
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Colin Callender has brought in All3Media executive Louise Pedersen as Managing Director of UK operations for his production company Playground Entertainment. Pedersen is being tasked with expanding Playground's existing footprint in the UK and overseeing day-to-day activities in the country, reporting to Callender. With Pederson on board, Playground will open offices in London in early 2015. Playground's portfolio includes two upcoming British projects, a six-part…
  • Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Top Gear’ Hosts Attacked In Argentina Over License Plate; Samantha Glynne Named VP Branded Entertainment At FremantleMedia; More

    Nancy Tartaglione
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Controversy doesn't just seem to follow Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear gang, lately it's been in hot pursuit. Three times in the past year the host and the show have come under fire for alleged inappropriate remarks or provocations. In May, Clarkson was accused of making a racial slur during an unaired episode whose footage leaked online. Prior to that, the BBC apologized for other comments Clarkson made in a Top Gear special filmed in Burma that did air. In 2011, the…
  • ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer: Marvel Releases Early Peek After Online Leak

    Jen Yamato
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    After a low-resolution version of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked today and caused a fanboy flurry online, Disney and Marvel reacted quickly by releasing the official version almost a week early. (Watch it above.) The original plan was to debut the trailer next week during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. next Tuesday night. When the leaked video started going viral, Marvel smartly opted to put its higher-quality version online, taking the crisis in…
  • Create Advertising Group Ups Carrie Gormley & Jonathan Gitlin

    The Deadline Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Create Advertising Group has promoted two of its veteran executives. Carrie Gormley has been upped to President of Theatrical Advertising, and Jonathan Gitlin is the new President of Television and Gaming. The company, which specializes in film, TV, gaming and branding clients, has created campaigns for such recent hit features as The Lego Movie, Despicable Me 2, Skyfall, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and TV hits including Modern Family, Sons Of Anarchy, Ora…
  • Karen Pittman Joins ‘The Americans'; Gloria Reuben In ‘Mr. Robot’

    The Deadline Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Karen Pittman (Begin Again) has been tapped for a recurring role on the third season of FX's Cold War drama The Americans. She will play Lisa, a struggling mother and recovering alcoholic who works on the assembly line of a highly classified Defense Department project and just became the Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor of newly sober Michele. But what Lisa doesn't know is that Michele is actually an alias being used by covert KGB spy Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Development of new drugs is threatened by budget cuts

    Harvey F. Lodish, Professor, Molecular &amp; Cell Biology, Founding Member, Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Who's going to pay for this? image via www.shutterstock.comFoundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. This is the best of times for biomedical research. New drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic technologies are being developed at an ever increasing rate and patients afflicted with previously untreatable diseases see much hope for the future. Multiple drugs targeting the HIV virus are in clinical use…
  • A flirter's dilemma: subtlety vs. success

    Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Chair/Professor of Psychology at Monmouth University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Friendly or flirting? Science says you stink at telling the difference. Cafe image via www.shutterstock.comFlirting comes in many forms: a casual gaze that lingers a half second longer than necessary, a light touch, an amorous expression, an overenthusiastic laugh during conversation, or even some playful or overtly sexual banter. Regardless of the technique employed, flirting aims to fulfill one purpose: stimulate sexual interest. To be clear, though, flirting may not have the explicit goal of having sex or even physical intimacy of any kind. A person may flirt simply to pass the time, to…
  • Artists' installations enliven abandoned buildings

    Aimee VonBokel, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Museum Studies at New York University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    Immigrant faces from the early 1900s watch Ellis Island visitors pick their way through a crumbling hospital. Aimee VonBokel, Author providedThis fall, French street artist JR and American cinematographer Bradford Young each installed a series of portraits in crumbling New York buildings. The two projects were not coordinated, but together they raise questions about the strange allure of dilapidated property. While the content of the installations is certainly worth sustained contemplation, it was the artists' choice of sites that captured my attention. Who’s looking at whom? Aimee…
  • Violence against women and sports: ethical responsibility or brand control?

    Suzanne Dyson, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Sporting codes need to maintain their stand opposing violence against women. Gui Seiz/Shutterstock, CC BY-SAMale sports stars perpetrating violence against women is a phenomenon that, sadly, seems to cross both international and sporting borders. In the most recent high-profile case, NFL player Ray Rice was filmed in the act. Other stories then emerged about his violent behaviour, as they so often do when a well-known personality is exposed. While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem. Research suggests…
  • Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports

    Kath Woodward, Professor of Sociology at The Open University
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    A convicted rapist is no role model for this young fan. Darren Staples/ReutersThe persistence of violence against women across the globe is well documented, but what part do sports play in gendered aggression? It seems shocking to claim that sports and violence against women are inextricably linked, but it seems that every day we see examples of how the two are connected. In the UK, talks of re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans to Sheffield United Football Club, and misogynist leaflets being distributed by a rugby team at one of the country’s most prestigious universities are only the…
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    DataSlam

  • Politics Without Nuance: A Phrase You'd Never Use To Describe Jon Stewart

    Ernie Smith
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    6 brands that are making supermarkets hostile spaces for women pic.twitter.com/IzbPSbJfIm— Salon (@Salondotcom) October 20, 2014 A couple months ago, a couple of libertarian types launched this pretty spot-on parody of Salon's Twitter feed. There's a reason why we need it: Salon sort of nails down this sort of overwrought cultural hand-wringing that doesn't really do anything but drive clicks on the internet machine. I was reminded of this when I spotted this takedown of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, an excerpt from a book called #NEWSFAIL, which appears to be upset that Jon Stewart…
  • The Secret Word is "Imminent"

    Ernie Smith
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Paul Reubens announced to the world that his best character, Pee-Wee Herman, is about to make a return to the big-screen, with the film version of Pee-Wee's Playhouse expected to go into production early next year. There is a full generation of 20-year-olds who think the guy's some kind of joke, so let's bring him back and prove those jerks wrong.
  • The Most Obvious Graphic Ever Created

    Ernie Smith
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Didn't really need Pew to tell us this fairly obvious data, but thanks for doing it nonetheless. Now we have a graphic that we can point to when we complain about people not listening to the other side of the coin. Sigh.
  • 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…
  • Take Away Their Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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

  • NY Times: “So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library”

    Gary Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    From The New York Times: The law firm Kaye Scholer left a lot behind when it moved this month from 425 Park Avenue, where it had been since 1957, into new quarters at 250 West 55th Street. It left behind offices that had served giants like Milton Handler, one of whose students, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, called him a “colossus” in the realm of trade regulation; Stanley H. Fuld, a former chief judge of New York State’s highest court; and Abraham A. Ribicoff, who served Connecticut as governor and as a United States senator. [Clip] Kaye Scholer left something else behind: most of its…
  • Health/Medical Info: Responsive Design Comes to New Version of MedlinePlus Mobile

    Gary Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    From MedlinePlus (Provided by the National Library of Medicine): The National Library of Medicine’s new version of the MedlinePlus mobile site has all of the resources you can currently access on MedlinePlus.gov, including over 950 health topic pages, drug and supplement information, videos, news, a medical encyclopedia, and more. We’ve expanded upon the previous version of the mobile site, which contained only a subset of content from MedlinePlus. [Clip] Access the mobile version of any page on MedlinePlus by clicking the “Mobile version” link in the page footer. The “Desktop…
  • Rich Citations: PLOS Develops Enriched Citation Format, API Now Available For Developers

    Gary Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    A new format for citations developed by the team at the Public Library of Science (PLOS) that will add a lot more data to what a citation has traditionally provided. This is yet another project that we will be watching very closely not only for how the code develops/improves, how the data is used, and also to see if others outside of PLOS begin to utilize it. From a PLOS Tech Blog Post by Adam Becker: We need citations that carry detailed information about the citing paper, the cited object, and the relationship between the two. And these citations need to be in a format that both humans and…
  • Scholarly Publishing: Rockefeller University Press Expands Free Access to eBooks Program, More than 50 Titles Now Available

    Gary Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    From RUP: The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats [PDF, ePub, Mobi] at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors. Readers also have the opportunity to purchase hardcover or softcover copies of most titles for under $20. The collection includes biographies and works on neuroscience, science history, public policy, and other science themes. “Books are a small but valued part of Rockefeller’s…
  • Reference: Collection of Historic NASA Sounds Launches on SoundCloud

    Gary Price
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Several tweets point to a new collection of sounds from historic and current NASA spaceflights that is now available from NASA on SoundCloud. The BBC has more: More than 60 samples have been added to the agency’s new dedicated Soundcloud account, but listeners are unable to leave comments underneath the files. Astronaut communications, including “Houston, we’ve had a problem” and “the Eagle has landed”, can be heard – as well as some more abstract noises made by working spacecraft and debris. Read the Complete Article Btw, since I know we have several…
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  • Posthumously Conceived Children: An International and Human Rights Perspective

    fulltextreports
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Posthumously Conceived Children: An International and Human Rights Perspective Source: Journal of Law & Health This essay considers posthumous conception from an international and child-centered approach. After a sketch in Part I of the phenomenon of posthumous conception and the complexities it evokes, Part II examines the types of issues arising in court cases concerning […]
  • Web-Based Intervention Programs for Depression: A Scoping Review and Evaluation

    fulltextreports
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Web-Based Intervention Programs for Depression: A Scoping Review and Evaluation Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research Background: Although depression is known to affect millions of people worldwide, individuals seeking aid from qualified health care professionals are faced with a number of barriers to treatment including a lack of treatment resources, limited number of qualified service […]
  • How Much (More) Should CEOs Make? A Universal Desire for More Equal Pay

    fulltextreports
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How Much (More) Should CEOs Make? A Universal Desire for More Equal Pay (PDF) Source: Perspectives on Psychological Science (forthcoming) Do people from different countries and different backgrounds have similar preferences for how much more the rich should earn than the poor? Using survey data from 40 countries (N = 55,238), we compare respondents’ estimates […]
  • New From the GAO

    fulltextreports
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Reissue 1. Individual Retirement Accounts: Preliminary Information on IRA Balances Accumulated as of 2011, by James R. McTigue, director, strategic issues, and Charles A. Jeszeck, director, education, workforce, and income security issues, to the Senate Committee on Finance. GAO-14-878T, September 16. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-878T Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665805.pdf This statement was […]
  • Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2013–14 School Year

    fulltextreports
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2013–14 School Year Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) State and local vaccination requirements for school entry are implemented to maintain high vaccination coverage and protect schoolchildren from vaccine-preventable diseases (1). Each year, to assess state and national vaccination coverage and exemption levels among kindergartners, […]
 
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  • Surprise: Ocare Premiums to Rise At Least 13% For 2015

    William Teach
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    Say, @KayHagan, what happened to that “affordable care” stuff? (WRAL) North Carolina’s largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers
  • Video: The Moment Gunfire Breaks Out In Canada’s Parliament

    John Hawkins
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    Canada’s Parliament building was attacked by a terrorist last night and as it turns out, the Canadian Government was already aware that he was a threat. Sources told The Globe
  • Our new missiles of October

    Victor Davis Hanson
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today’s October worries are more
  • Canada Terror (Cartoon)

    Rick McKee
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
  • Who needs an Ebola czar?

    Cal Thomas
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    “Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar … far away from us!” — “Fiddler
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    Detroit Unspun

  • 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…
  • Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics opens in the historic Albert Kahn Savings Bank #3 in New Center

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

    M Lapham
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Two brand new businesses will bring new gusto to Grandmont Rosedale, a neighborhood known for its historic roots and commitment to business growth. Anahata Yoga studio and a store specializing in fair trade artisan wares called Love Travel Imports are now open in the neighborhood. At 19120 Grand River sits Love Travels Imports and its collection of items from around the world, such as jewelry from Ethiopia, scarves from Madagascar, hand-hooked bags from South Africa and a host of other international free trade items. The owner, Yvette Jenkins, says her goal is to help women in economically…
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  • 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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  • Civilization Beyond Earth for Mac coming this year, while Sims 4 still without time frame

    Raphael Labuguen
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Aspyr Media said the Civilization: Beyond Earth game for the Mac and Linux will arrive this Holiday season. Meanwhile at Electronic Arts, the company confirmed that Sims 4 is coming to Mac, soon. Unlike the Sims 4, Firaxis and 2K have decided to be friendlier with the Mac OS X, and Linux too. Announced today by Aspyr Media, the company well-known for porting high-quality games from Windows to Mac OS and Linux, the upcoming Civilization Beyond Earth is coming to Apple’s platform sometime this holiday season. Again, no exact data was given, but at least we have the idea that the science…
  • Stephen Colbert is so influential that Google changes its search result about his height

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Google tweaked its search results to respond to Stephen Colbert, and this incident alone makes Colbert the ‘most influential’ technology-focused satirist slash late-night talk show host. Stephen Colbert, the most popular stand-up comedian in US TV today, is so influential that Google was ‘forced’ to change its search results to correct Colbert’s height. But don’t take it too seriously, Google is also joking here. On Colbert Report’s episode last week for the “Who’s attacking me now” episode, Stephen joked about his height listed ‘wrong’ in Google search.
  • Google introduces Gmail’s Inbox app for Android and iPhone, but you need an invite

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Google announces a power-packed new Gmail application, the Inbox app, and it will combine the rich content and technology of Google Now, Google Maps and other Google products and services into Gmail’s territory. Google is introducing a new Gmail service that could actually help users to be more productive just by using a compatible smartphone. Can this new system change the way email works? Can Google reinvent the email again? In a new blog post, Google’s senior vice president for Android and of Google Chrome, Mr. Sundar Pichai, has unveiled the new Google Gmail Inbox app. Not to be…
  • Microsoft Corporation replacing Nokia Lumia name

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Microsoft Corporation is finally replacing Nokia’s Windows mobile business name. From Nokia Lumia, devices will soon be called “Microsoft Lumia.” After completing its acquisition of the Finland-based Nokia Corporation back in April, Microsoft Corporation is finally transitioning Nokia’s smartphone business to use the Microsoft brand. So for the former Nokia Lumia series that popularized devices like the Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41-megapixel camera, and the Nokia Lumia 1520, the high-end Windows Phone phablet — future Microsoft smartphones and mobile devices will now be called…
  • Google intros 2-step verification for Gmail, Drive, etc with security key

    Raphael Labuguen
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Google introduces two-step verification process with security key support. Google is adding yet another barrier to protect its users from hackers and other forms of online theft. In a new blog post, Google’s security product manager Nishit Shah announced the brand new 2-step verification with security key feature. Unlike the “original” 2-step verification which requires Google login with additional code sent to the user’s mobile phone, the security key feature requires every Google login to insert a programmed compatible USB. According to Google, the security key is useful only to…
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  • Couple jailed for using lorries to smuggle illegal immigrants OUT of Britain

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Iulian Mirancea has been jailed for smuggling illegals OUT of Britain A couple have been jailed after running an underground people-smuggling operation – getting illegal immigrants OUT of Britain. Iulian Mirancea, 34, and his partner Tatiana Oprea, 28, masterminded the scheme to get illegal migrants – who had mostly outstayed their British visa – into France. The pair, of Ramsgate, Kent, stuffed up to 24 people at a time inside a heavy goods vehicle, before taking them to France on the ferry. Romanians Mirancea and Oprea were arrested at their home in June this year,…
  • Parents furious at Disney’s Frozen t-shirt showing Esla ‘flicking the v-sign’

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Furious parents are demanding an official Frozen T-shirt is recalled over claims it is encouraging youngsters to SWEAR – after it appears to show Elsa flicking the V-sign. The Disney character features on millions of items of merchandise, including clothes and stationary, making the unfortunate pose with her left hand. The £9.99 long-sleeved T-shirts are currently on sale in high street clothes store H&M. An image of Disney’s Elsa from the animated film Frozen, on a t-shirt which has upset some parents But outraged mums and dads are now demanding the product is recalled saying it…
  • Vote Lola in X Factor! What stunned drivers saw on digital road signs tampered with by highways officials

    SWNS Reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Drivers did a double take after highways officials changed dual carriageway signs – to support a contestant from X FACTOR. Electronic signs on entry to the northbound lanes through the Tyne Tunnels flashed up the message ‘Vote Lola Saunders’. Lola, of East Boldon, South Tyneside, has made it through several rounds of the live TV show after she was brought back as a wildcard by Louis Walsh. Drivers heading through the Tyne Tunnels are being encouraged to support X factor contestant Lola Saunders Stuart Sutton, operations manager at TT2 Limited which runs the tunnels, said…
  • Finding joy in your job

    SWNS Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Enjoying a job is important Every year US News picks 25 jobs which it considers to be the best for the year, taking into account good pay, manageable work-life balance and prospects. For 2014 it lists software developer, computer systems analyst and dentist as its top three jobs to savour. Readers may nod in appreciation at these well-paid and no doubt noble career paths. Or they may laugh out loud and reject three such ridiculous ideas. US News fully admits that job satisfaction is a deeply personal matter, and that the list will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Studies have shown that…
  • Medical standards come first for London’s American Cosmetic Surgery

    SWNS Reporter
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Founded in 2001 by Dr Yantis Alexandrines, M.S. F.A.C.S, the American Cosmetic Surgery ensures that the patient experience lies at the heart of what we offer. It is critical that the patient is as comfortable and satisfied long after their treatment. We believe the only way to guarantee this is through the high calibre of our medical staff, their continued training, and commitment to perfecting new techniques. All members of the medical staff must be board-certified and practice the regulations stated in the General Medical Council’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ and the Keogh Cosmetic…
 
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    Albany Tribune News

  • Man Jumps White House Fence, Kicks Dog And Causes Lockdown

    RT
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    By RT Just one month after the last White House fence-jumping incident, another man leaped over the barrier and kicked a Secret Service dog sent to attack him. The man was eventually arrested. Currently, the intruder’s name is unknown, though authorities say they arrested him on the north lawn of the White House on Wednesday. The White House was subsequently placed on lockdown. Video footage obtained by Fox News shows that once inside the fence, the Secret Service sent in a dog to stop his progress. The man kicks one dog in the face, but another one takes him to the ground. Several agents…
  • Survey Finds One-Third Of Middle Class Not Saving For Retirement

    Albany Tribune
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    By Albany Tribune Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans, according to Wells Fargo’s fifth annual Middle-Class Retirement Survey. The national results showed that 34% of those surveyed are not currently contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings vehicle. Nearly a third (31%) of all respondents said they will not have enough money to “survive” on in retirement, and this increases to 48% of middle-class Americans in their 50s. Nineteen percent of all respondents have no retirement savings. “Saving for retirement…
  • Name Released Of Teen Hit By Train In North Marion County

    Albany Tribune
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    By Albany Tribune The 13 year old boy involved in last night’s train accident has been identified as Juan Carlos Robles-Melara. He resided in Woodburn and attended French Prairie Middle School. Based on the investigation, it appears Juan was a high functioning child with autism who left school on his own after soccer practice when he was supposed to wait for his mother to pick him up. Once his mother arrived and did not find Juan, family began looking for him and eventually called the Woodburn Police Department to make a report. While Woodburn Police was taking the report from the…
  • Ottawa On Lockdown After 3 Shooting Incidents Including Parliament, Manhunt Unfolds

    RT
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    By RT A manhunt is on for one or more armed assailants after several rounds of gunfire tore through Parliament Hill, as well as National War Memorial and near a shopping mall in Ottawa, Canada. The city of Ottawa is on lockdown as police try to locate culprits. “Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill this morning,” Ottawa Police said on their Twitter feed. The shootings began just before 10am on Wednesday when a soldier was wounded in the war memorial shooting. One CAF solider has been killed, reported Conservative MP John…
  • Low Oil Prices Hurting US Shale Operations – Analysis

    OilPrice.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    By OilPrice.com By Nick Cunningham Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers. The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks. “Unless there’s a significant reversal in oil prices, we’re going to see continued declines in the rig count, especially those drilling for oil,” James Williams, president of WTRG…
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  • TAYO Fatunla’s UK Black History Month (October) Spotlight: Diane Abbott

    EurPublisher
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    *There are activities up and down the United Kingdom marking Black History, this month of October. From book launches by Black local authors, to storytelling and workshop sessions. Events are well attended and many are proud to be mark this celebration and feel proud of their heritage which also gives them the opportunity to educate […]
  • THE (10-23-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    EURPublisher01
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing […]
  • Corday Productions Partners with Broadlit, Inc. for New TV Property

    EurPublisher
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    *Burbank, CA  – Corday Productions, a leader in daytime drama and producers of the iconic soap Days of our Lives, is partnering  with TruLOVE Network, which is owned by BroadLit, Inc., to develop exciting original television properties based on TruLOVE’s extensive library of romance stories. TruLOVE is a digital network with a new focus on global romance and programmed to capture the powerful female […]
  • Gospel’s J. Moss Loses Everything in House Fire (Video)

    EurPublisher
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    *PMG Records, Grammy Award winning producer and Stellar Award winning Gospel artist J Moss speaks on the recent loss of his family home due to fire. “It’s hard to take losing everything that you own in a matter of minutes,” said J Moss. Last Tuesday evening (10-14-14) at approximately 4:30 PM, a fire started in […]
  • Texas Nurse Amber Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Ebola: Family

    EurPublisher
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    *There’s good news for Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who had been diagnosed with Ebola. Wednesday evening, her family announced that Vinson is apparently free of the deadly Ebola virus. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able […]
 
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  • Maestro Edwin Outwater to Conduct Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, November 8

    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    On Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm, Edwin Outwater, the versatile young conductor of Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will step to the podium of the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center to lead the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra in the second of six Classical concerts.  Maestro Outwater comes to Long Beach after a critically acclaimed 10-concert series as Music Director of San Francisco Symphony’s Summer Concerts.  Equally at home interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions, and creating truly innovative, audience-building programming initiatives,…
  • Councilmember Austin Hosts Community Meeting on Vision For Market Street Corridor

    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin and the Long Beach Office of Sustainability will host a community meeting featuring experts from non-profit Global Green USA to discuss a future vision for the Market Street corridor and surrounding community.Read the rest of Councilmember Austin Hosts Community Meeting on Vision For Market Street Corridor
  • 5th Annual Long Beach Farm Dinner Showcases Local Chefs and Urban Farm

    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    On Sunday, October 26th, the 5th Annual Long Beach Farm dinner will benefit the Growing Experience Urban Farm by offering an immaculate multi-course dinner at the farm itself! The “under the stars” event is a celebration showcasing the seasonal bounty of the Autumn Harvest at the Growing Experience, an urban farm located at 750 Via Carmelitos in Long Beach.Read the rest of 5th Annual Long Beach Farm Dinner Showcases Local Chefs and Urban Farm
  • Department of Health Receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator Grant

    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a total registration of 1.7 million Californians by the end of the coming open-enrollment period.Read the rest of Department of Health Receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator Grant
  • Community Invited to Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Civic Center’s Centennial Plaza, located directly outside City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard.Read the rest of Community Invited to Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Interview with HK chief greeted with derision and outrage

    Asia Sentinel
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP. CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying. A bizarre joint interview with three foreign publications, theFinancial Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal has again given new life to the students and their supporters on the streets of  the city. If “you look at the meaning of the words ‘broadly representative,’ it’s not numeric…
  • UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea’s ‘honeyed words’

    AP News
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea says “a few honeyed words” by Pyongyang as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there. Retired Australia justice Michael Kirby spoke to reporters as a new resolution before the General Assembly’s human rights committee calls on the Security Council to refer the North’s situation to the ICC. The commission of inquiry’s report this year heightened focus on the North’s dismal record, and its…
  • Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia’s president

    AP News
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer. Joko Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, has long been widely known as Jokowi, a contraction of his two names. In interviews with local media this week he confirmed he wants to be officially known as Jokowi, saying Widodo would sound “strange.” Kompas daily quoted him as saying a French man gave him the name when he was buying furniture from Jokowi. The French man was buying on Java island from…
  • Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

    Saksith Saiyasombut &#38; Siam Voices
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    A protester holds a sign against the Thai Criminal Code 112, also known as the lèse majesté law, at a rally in 2011. (Photo: AP) Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial was about to start when everybody except the defendants and their lawyers were asked to leave the room. Despite negotiations by observers and in the presence of representatives from the European Union and the United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the court…
  • Workers accused of Thailand tourist murders retract confessions

    AP News
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Saw, one of the accused Myanmar workers, is escorted to a press conference on Koh Tao island, Thailand. Pic: AP. BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island say the two have retracted their confessions and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair. The battered bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were found on a beach on Koh Tao island on Sept. 15. Human rights lawyer Rasada Manurasada said Wednesday that Win Saw Thun and Zaw Lin, both 21, have sent a retraction letter to…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Nationalism and Groupthink

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

    Rob Quinn
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    The man who stunned Canada with an armed attack on Parliament yesterday was no stranger to Canadian authorities, who had reportedly designated him a high-risk traveler and either seized his passport or refused to issue him a new one. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was the son of a Quebec businessman who...
  • Solar Eclipse Happens Today

    Rob Quinn
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    It's a great month for watching the skies: On top of the selenelion eclipse and the Orionid meteor shower , a partial solar eclipse can be seen by most Americans today, reports Sky and Telescope . It can be seen around 2pm on the West Coast and 6pm on the East Coast—...
  • Mexico: Mayor Behind Student Disappearances

    Rob Quinn
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    The corruption in Iguala, Mexico, went all the way to the top: The city's mayor and his wife were behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers almost a month ago, authorities say. Mexico's attorney general says the leader of the Guerreros Unidos gang has told investigators that Mayor Jose Luis...
  • Zuckerberg Wows Crowd With Q&A in Chinese

    Rob Quinn
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Mark Zuckerberg has somehow found the time to pick up some pretty impressive language skills: The Facebook CEO amazed a crowd at Beijing's Tsinghua University yesterday by conducting a 30-minute Q&A session entirely in Mandarin Chinese, reports MarketWatch . In his first public Q&A in the language, "we discussed connecting the...
  • 50 Pit Bulls Rescued in Dogfighting Raid

    Rob Quinn
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    "When you see a piece of property that has 42 adult dogs chained up with tow chains using a tire axle to secure the chains in the ground ... they're probably not raising pets," a deputy told the Mountain Press after a raid that rescued dozens of pit bulls from a...
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  • Kerry warns of East-West tensions

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    BERLIN: US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in
  • DPRK detainee release positive

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SEOUL: North Korea s unexpected release of a US detainee may be aimed at prising open the door to direct talks with Washington, but the road to a genu
  • Hassan Rouhani denounces bill

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out on Wednesday against a parliamentary bill to empower vigilantes who enforce Islamic morals, strongly
  • Syrian Kurds repel IS assault on Kobane

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements on Wednesday after weathering another onsl
  • Egypt jails 25 on terrorism charges

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    CAIRO: An Egyptian court jailed 25 men on Wednesday for from seven years to life for planning “terrorist attacks” on state institutions during the pre
 
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  • The Stone Forest in Madagascar

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

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

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

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

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

  • Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE: Human Rights Watch

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Muslim maids from the Philippines at a shelter managed by Labour and Welfare officers in Dubai, after fleeing their employers’ homes due to unpaid salaries, long working hours, physical and sexual abuse/AFP MANILA, October 23- Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch called on the UAE to reform a restrictive visa system and pass a labour law for domestic workers to stop the abuses. “We already bought…
  • Tunisia police in gunfight with armed group near capital

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    A handgun on display/AFP TUNIS, October 23- Tunisian police were exchanging gunfire Thursday with armed “terrorists” who had taken refuge in a town a few kilometres (miles) from the capital, the interior ministry said. “Security forces have surrounded a house in Oued Ellil harbouring terrorists and exchanges of gunfire are ongoing,” spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told local radio, after security was beefed up ahead of Tunisia’s parliamentary election on Sunday. Some members of the security forces had been wounded in the gunfight, Aroui told AFP in a brief…
  • Ex-Moyale MP killed in gun attack

    JOSEPH MURAYA
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Kenya Police spokeswoman Zipporah Mboroki who spoke to Capital FM News said the former MP was attacked after attending evening prayers at a nearby mosque/XINHUANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – Former Moyale Member of Parliament Guyo Halake was shot dead by unknown assailants at his home in Moyale Town on Wednesday night. According to police, the attackers escaped without stealing anything from the deceased’s home which is about four kilometres from Moyale Town. Kenya Police spokeswoman Zipporah Mboroki who spoke to Capital FM News said the former MP was attacked after attending evening…
  • Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    A man walks past barricades blocking a road at the pro-democracy demonstrators’ camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 20, 2014/AFP HONG KONG, October 23- Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city’s government. Bureaucrats from a myriad of departments — including the government’s own information service, the police and the judiciary — have been posting pictures of their official ID cards with…
  • Regional education conference kicks off in Kigali

    CAPITAL REPORTER
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Dubbed “Harnessing East Africa’s Innovation Potential”, the conference is being held under the umbrella of the East African Community (EAC)/CFM NEWSKIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 23 – A regional conference on education aimed at finding ways of harnessing innovation potential to drive social economic development in East Africa got underway in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on Thursday as part of Africa’s spirited attempt to become self-reliant in years to come. The forum jointly organised by the Inter-University Council of East Africa, East African Development Bank and the…
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    Descrier

  • Treasure hunter discovers Bronze Age settlement using Google Earth

    Descrier Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    An amateur treasure hunter has discovered a Bronze Age settlement after finding clues using Google Earth. Commercial diver Howard Jones had been involved in the discovery of the 300-year-old Dutch merchant vessel the Aagtekerke off the Devon coast in 2010, but when bad weather set in last winter he turned to Google Earth’s satellite imagery to search for a new discovery. He used the images to look for locations that would have suited a settlement and provide an ancient community food, water, shelter, and access to trade. After finding a spot in the South Hams, Devon, that he believed…
  • NHS bosses outline plans for overhaul and call for more funding in five year plan

    Descrier Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    Health bosses have outlined a new five year plan for the NHS, which calls for drastic changes to services and billions in added funding. The Five Year Forward View, unveiled by six national bodies, proposes a variety of changes to the way services are delivered and and address the NHS funding gap, which is expected to reach £30 billion by 2020/21. NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens said: “Healthcare in this country has improved dramatically over recent years and has weathered recent financial storms with remarkable resilience, thanks to protected funding and the commitment and…
  • Canada: Soldier injured in shooting at parliament buildings in Ottawa

    Descrier Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    A gunman shot and killed a soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, before running into the parliament building where he was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot while guarding the memorial in central Ottawa at 09:52 (14:42 BST), and witnesses reported seeing the gunman run towards the parliament building. Ministers and staff in the building barricaded themselves into rooms and the public were warned to keep away from Parliament Hill as police hunted for the suspect. The authorities caught him a few metres from a door to the NDP caucus room and…
  • Ottawa shootings: Images and videos from ongoing situation

    Descrier Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Shootings have been reported at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, with police hunting possible other gunmen at Chateau Laurier hotel and at the Rideau Centre in a suspected terrorist attack. Images started appearing on social media as the situation unfolded. Parliament Hill / National War Memorial Shooting at the war memorial in Ottawa. pic.twitter.com/1Z0p4Mj5Vw — John Ivison (@IvisonJ) October 22, 2014 #BREAKING Here is a photo from our office window of situation at war memorial. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/dDg01S7SBi — Shirlee Engel (@ShirleeEngel) October 22, 2014 HAPPENING NOW:…
  • Indonesia: Wife admits ordering murder of Briton on Bali

    Descrier Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    The wife of the British man found murdered on the Indonesian island of Bali has admitted to ordering his murder, the police have said. Robert Kelvin Ellis, 60, was found wrapped in a plastic sheet with his hands tied and throat slit in a ditch between the towns of Ubud and Kuta on the south of the island. Indonesian police told the BBC that Ellis’ Indonesian wife had admitted to ordering the killing, and has been arrested. A local man suspected of carrying out the killing has been arrested. Ellis is understood to have lived on Bali for a number of years and his wife was the person who…
 
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  • 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…
  • Find Out the Requirements of Your Website before Selecting an SEO Provider

    Anna Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    Digital marketing services keep on changing. There is also a stiff competition among the service providers and they are promising the moon to their customers. But the fact is that every service provider cannot bring satisfactory results until they are aware of constantly changing search engine algorithms. These companies promise several things with guaranteed results and that is why it becomes difficult. Choose http://imarketingphuket.com/, a reputable service provider for your company. Many of the business owners don’t know what to ask and what to look for when they are selecting a company…
  • Top Purveyors of Aniracetam

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

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

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

  • Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • PNG LNG REVENUE COMING IN

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    ROYALTY funds flowing in from the PNG LNG project are being put in a trust account with the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG), an official says.Petroleum and Energy Department secretary Rendle Rimua said these funds would be released to landowners once the different clan vetting phases were complet. Bank of PNG Governor Loi Bakani yesterday confirmed that the bank had received monthly royalties from ExxonMobil PNG Ltd which was close to K1 million.He said: “Royalties that are paid by the LNG project has started in May since the first export, its not a big amount. “It’s small amounts…
  • Somare Shares Grief On Whitlam’s Passing

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    The man who granted PNG's indepence passes on. ABC File photoFounding Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Somare today expressed his sadness of the passing of Australian late Gough Whitlam.Sir Michael said the late Whitlam was a dynamic leader, who felt that PNG was emerging to be a leader in the pacific.Sir Michael and Whitlam were the two leaders that stood to witness the fall of the Australian flag and rise of PNG’s red, black and gold colours.His sudden passing away shocked PNG’s founding father, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, who says the late Whitlam was a great…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • 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…
  • Turkey Bombs the Kurds

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

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

  • Cision Acquires Gorkana Group

    kevinanchi
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    By AMEC Cision today announced that it acquired Gorkana Group, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider, through its parent, Discovery Group Holdings Limited. This announcement comes on the heels of Cision’s recent combination with Vocus and its acquisition of Visible Technologies. …read more Read more here: Cision Acquires Gorkana Group      The post Cision Acquires Gorkana Group appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • New corporate identity for NEWTON Media

    kevinanchi
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    By AMEC NEWTON Media, a Czech company and market leader in media monitoring and analysis, has undergone a facelift. …read more Read more here: New corporate identity for NEWTON Media      The post New corporate identity for NEWTON Media appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Announces Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure

    kevinanchi
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure      The post USDA Announces Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Releases New State-by-State "Made in Rural America" Report

    kevinanchi
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 – As part of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) commitment to strengthening rural economies, Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new state-by-state “Made in Rural America” report illustrating the impact of USDA investments in rural communities. …read more Read more here: USDA Releases New State-by-State &quot;Made in Rural America&quot; Report      The post USDA Releases New State-by-State &quot;Made in Rural America&quot; Report appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • 8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services

    kevinanchi
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to… …read more Read more here: 8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services      The post 8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services appeared first on Market Oasis.
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  • 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...
  • Ignored by Team Obama: Dubya's 2004 Ebola plan, Marines trained for bio threat

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

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    What's made with whole grain, high in fiber, magically turns regular milk into chocolate milk, part of a balanced breakfast, and last but certainly not least, could be instrumental in convincing your son to renounce violent Islamic Jihad...
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    Infoline

  • 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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    International Relations Online

  • 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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  • PHP has fixed several vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution

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

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

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

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

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

  • Indian Economy to Overtake China’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Ukraine to Wall Out Putin, Literally

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

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    ... The post Make Your Salads Less Boring By Pairing Up These Ingredients appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Bro Realizes Basketball Trick Shot Videos Are Boring, Adds Firearms to His (Video) 12 Crazy Food Combinations Incredible Balance Beam Backflip Nutshot (Video)
  • You Can Buy A Whole Town In Connecticut For $800,000

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    ... The post You Can Buy A Whole Town In Connecticut For $800,000 appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: A Castle In Connecticut Is For Sale Aaron Hernandez: Police Searching a Lake in Bristol, Connecticut for a Possible Weapon This is the Most Expensive Home in the U.S., Copper Beech Farm, Connecticut
  • Kelly Brook Released Pictures Of Her 2015 Calendar

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    ... The post Kelly Brook Released Pictures Of Her 2015 Calendar appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Kelly Brook’s 2014 Calendar Kelly Brook Bikini Pictures L.A. Kings Ice Girls Shooting 2014 Bikini Calendar
  • A Female Teacher Sent A Nude Pic To A Student That Got Out To The Whole School

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ... The post A Female Teacher Sent A Nude Pic To A Student That Got Out To The Whole School appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: A Female Gym Teacher Slept With Her Student Several Times Ohio School Suspends Teacher After Nude Photos Found Online High School Student Sets Teacher on Fire During Class
  • Candice Swanepoel October 2014 Lingerie Shoot For Victoria’s Secret

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    22 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
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  • Podolski still wants to give his all for Arsenal - Mertesacker

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    The Germany forward has been linked with a move away from the Gunners, but came off the bench to score a vital winner against Anderlecht in the Champions League …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Podolski still wants to give his all for Arsenal - Mertesacker appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Benatia: Bayern's Roma beating bittersweet

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    The defender revealed that his old team-mates were devastated at being beaten 7-1 on home turf in midweek and is now hoping that the Giallorossi can still reach the last …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Benatia: Bayern's Roma beating bittersweet appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • MOBO 2014:Fuse ODG Wins (Best African Act) + Winners List

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    By funke The 2014 MOBO Awards went down yesterday at the SSE Arena in Wembley, UK and saw 22 – year old British newcomer Sam Smith, sweeping the boards. Carting away four …Read More Source:: MUSICS The post MOBO 2014:Fuse ODG Wins (Best African Act) + Winners List appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Soccerex Americas Forum: reflections from day two

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    The second and final day of the Soccerex Americas Forum in Barbados kicked off with a discussion about the growth of women’s soccer before one of the conference’s headline acts, …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Soccerex Americas Forum: reflections from day two appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Nigeria slump to 42nd on Fifa ranking

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    The Super Eagles continue their slow and steady fall having dropped five places in the October Fifa ranking released on Thursday morning …Read More Source:: GOAL.COM NIGERIA The post Nigeria slump to 42nd on Fifa ranking appeared first on 1Push Naija.
 
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    Islami World

  • 3 Problems In iOS 8.1 & How to Fix Them

    Owais ghori
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    Recently Apple released its iOS 8.1 update for iPad, iPod and iPhone touch but it brings a laundry list of bug fixes for iOS 8 problems. After iOS 8.1 arrival, users of iPhone and iPad have discovered some iOS 8.1 problems in the days. 1 – How to Fix iOS 8.1 Wi-Fi issues Just a few days after released of 8.1 iOS update, Apple’s discussion forums have been rife with complaints about iOS Wi-Fi issues. While iOS 8.1 does come with a fix for one Wi-Fi problem, there is a good chance that it’s not going to fix everything for everyone. There are a few things that iPad and iPhone…
  • iOS 8.1 Problems | iOS 8.1 Features | iOS 8.1 User Reviews

    Owais ghori
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Apple released iOS 8.1 beta, a few weeks after iOS 8.0 came out of the beta program in late September. While the iOS 8.1 release brings fixes for several iOS 8 problems. iOS appears that the update has delivered some new problems of its own as ipad and iPhone users are struggling with assorted iOS 8.1 problems. Users of iPad and iPhone had put great importance on iOS 8.1 release due to a number of iOS 8.0.2 issues and iOS 8.0 issues on board Apple’s iOS update. Apple promised that it released the iOS 8.1 update for the iPod, iPad and iPhone touch. The iPhone and iPad users have face iOS…
  • Veiled Muslims immigrate From France For Better Life

    Ghayoor Abbas
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Immigration seemed the only solution for  better life, veiled Muslims women who faced abuse at the hands of French people, just for donning a hijab. Sarah B. said in an interview at a fast restaurant, If i cannot be accepted as I am, I will leave. I am telling myself that my future is maybe not in Paris. I want to live free like any other woman. The young Muslim girls also said she will return to her parents’ homeland Morocco. In 2011, she was decided to cover her hair, but she takes off her hijab every time due to 2004 hijab ban. France is a country that has offered me a lot but i am…
  • Islamic History Month Celebration In Toronto

    mahvish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Showcasing the rich Islamic culture contributions to the world, Exhibitions, lectures, documentary screenings have been organized in religious institution, libraries, community centers and other public facilities, in the greater Toronto Area. Toronto Muslim community groups have combined efforts to participate in Islamic History Month in Canada (IHNC) which is held annually at greater Toronto area in October. The Islamic Histroy Month in Canada (IHNC) website states, Bridge-building with understanding is one of the goals of IHMC. The Islamic Institute commenced its Islamic History Month in…
  • Tahirul Qadri Ends March In Islamabad And Announces next March Will be in Karachi

    mahvish
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Islamabad: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek announced to end the Islamabad sit-in that continued more than 2-months, adding that now this sit-in will be staged in every city for 2-days each. He said that neither we have refused to hold negotiations, nor have we stepped back from our stance, addressing the participants of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf. Dr Tahir-ul Qadri said that we kept asking for resignations of the Punjab CM  and the prime minister of pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, but the government was not ready to hold talks on this. He is saying that no compromise with the government can ever be…
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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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  • NEW MUSIC: Smoke DZA – Backyard (Remix)

    airvibez
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Smoke DZA jumps on Travi$ Scott’s “Backyard” after his Days Before Rodeo mixtape released earlier this year, and while the majority of the production was made up of Yeezus meets New Atlanta future-trap, “Backyard”. DZA’s RFC crew is putting out an album called The Outsiders on November 18th. Listen and download below.. The post NEW MUSIC: Smoke DZA – Backyard (Remix) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • LYRICS: Chemical Brothers – This Is Not A Game (Feat. Lorde & Miguel)

    airvibez
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    [Intro: Lorde] There it is [Verse 1: Miguel] Find what you love and let it kill you Chop under pressure, thinkin’ dammit All eyes on me like a conductor That mean, just play your role, you might can chime in Wait, play the game to change the game Word to Gucci, that’s my hitta Your way is livin’ in the moment, huh? My way is livin’ for tomorrow [Pre-Chorus: Miguel] Wonder what I’m doin’ Yeah I know what I’m doin’ Say I know what I’m doin’ I’m talkin’ ’bout a revolution [Chorus: Lorde (Miguel)] There it is (Wait, nah…
  • NEW MUSIC: The Chemical Brothers – This Is Is Not A Game (Feat. Lorde And Miguel)

    airvibez
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Veteran UK big beat duo, The Chemical Brothers and R&B big wig, Miguel team up for “This Is Not A Game”. This single presents the Chem Bros leaning towards the hip hop direction and finds Miguel rapping. Aside from name-dropping Gucci Mane, the singer enunciates his lines with the cadence of New Atlanta’s best. Lorde guests with her more reserved take on a “Turn Down For What”-style vocal drop. The post NEW MUSIC: The Chemical Brothers – This Is Is Not A Game (Feat. Lorde And Miguel) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • Legendary Fashion Designer, Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

    airvibez
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on Monday, aged 82, ABC News reported. He died due to complications from cancer which he was diagnosed with in 2006, his wife confirmed to The New York Times. Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932. He left home at the age of 18 to study painting in Madrid, Spain but decided instead to pursue fashion design. He eventually worked as an apprentice to Cristobal Balenciaga, Spain’s most celebrated couturier. The young designer made a name for himself when he dressed former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the…
  • How To Get Started With Apple Pay

    Hyceinth HoodBoss
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Monday marked the official launch of Apple’s potential wallet-killer, Apple Pay. While it’s still a long way from being ubiquitous, Apple Pay is Silicon Valley’s latest move towards making cash and plastic cards obsolete. The payment system allows users to make purchases with participating retailers by tapping their phones on near field communication (NFC) pads. So, how did Apple Pay’s first day play out? According to early adopters, so far, so good. So, if you’re interested in joining the revolution, here’s the math: Only iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus owners…
 
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    CANONCLAST

  • 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…
  • Daily Beast slams Cory Booker: ‘A rat as big as they come’

    Mindy Astoria
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Titled ‘The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy’ The Daily Beast’s latest feature on Cory Booker is as slamming as they get. Corruption scandals. Skyrocketing crime. Abandoned allies. There are reasons why New Jersey is lukewarm about its own Sen. Cory Booker—even while the rest of the country swoons. It’s eight o’clock on a Sunday night in Jersey City, and for the first time this October it’s cold enough to see your breath in front of you with a deep exhale of the Hudson River air. It’s curious, given that, to see a group of a few dozen…
  • BAD RECEPTION: Dish TV commences blackout of Chicken Noodle Network (CNN)

    Mindy Astoria
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    This article originally appeared in the LA Times. CNN, Cartoon Network and several other Turner cable channels were removed from satellite TV giant Dish Network’s systems late Monday after the two companies could not agree on a new distribution contract. Dish said the action was taken because it no longer had permission to broadcast several Turner Broadcasting channels to its customers. The channels include CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. The channels were in a widely distributed programming package received by the bulk of…
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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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    Amilin Post

  • 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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  • 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 […]
  • President Jonathan reshuffles cabinet, appoints temporary ministers

    Princeton
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    President Jonathan has reshuffled his cabinet, and appointed temporary ministers to take up the positions of those who recently resigned from his cabinet. The appointed temporary ministers are — Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, who was appointed as the Supervising Minister of Information, following the resignation of Mr. Labaran Maku. […]
  • Oscar Pistorius received a 5-year prison sentence for culpable homicide

    Sylvia
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Following months of trial, South African paralympic runner, Oscar Pistorius, 27, has been sentenced to five-year jail term for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was also given a three-year sentence for negligently discharging a firearm in a restaurant full of people — A sentence that was entirely suspended and to be […]
  • Does similarities always make a successful relationship or marriage?

    Coteam
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Literally, No. When you started dating and in the process of knowing a partner, you become aware of your similarities and differences — and it’s the differences that mostly marvels us in the beginning. Differences isn’t a bad thing in a relationship as it can open you up to new ideas, but it can not […]
  • Nigeria’s Lilian evicted from the Big Brother Africa show

    Eva
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Nigeria’s Lilian Afegbai has been evicted from Big Brother Africa “Hotshots”, making it the first time in history of the reality game show that a Nigerian was dislodged early in the show. Lilian was thrown out of the Big Brother’s house alongside Uganda’s Esther and Kenya representative, Sabina. Zimbabwean JJ who got the highest (5) […]
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  • Snubbed pak won’t learn, passes Anti-India resolution

    FPJ
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Pakistan National Assembly moved the resolution to raise the border issue at the UN. REsolution calls upon the International community to intervene. Pakistan Foreign Officer Highlighted issue unprovoked Indian firing at LoC with UN, saying  it wont won’t allow India to built new bunkers on boundary.
  • US detainee freed by N Korea arrives home

    FPJ Bureau
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Kim releases Jeffrey Fowle at Obama’s repeated requests Seoul : North Korea said that “criminal” US detainee Jeffrey Fowle was freed on the orders of leader Kim Jong-Un following “repeated requests” from US President Barack Obama, reports AFP.   In a brief report the official KCNA news agency said Fowle, 56, had been handed over to the US authorities in accordance with relevant legal procedures. “Kim Jong-Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission … took such a special measure as setting free Jeffrey Edward Fowle, US criminal, taking into…
  • Washington Post former editor dies

    Lalit K Jha            
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Bradlee guided the newspaper through its Watergate coverage  Washington : Former Washington Post editor, Benjamin Bradlee, who guided the daily through its coverage of the Watergate scandal and transformed the newspaper into one of the world’s leading publications, has died. He was 93. Bradlee, who died on Tuesday at his home in Washington of natural causes, leaves behind a legacy at the Post, marked by an illustrious career that drew huge admiration from people, reports PTI. US President Barack Obama, in his tribute, called him a “true newspaperman”. “For Benjamin…
  • Protesters march to HK leader’s house

    FPJ Bureau
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hong Kong : Pro-democracy protesters marched to the home of the Hong Kong leader to push their case for greater democracy a day. Hong Kong student leaders said they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy rallies and roadblocks. The comments are a blow to the city’s Beijing-backed leaders who had expressed hopes for fresh rounds of talks after meeting face-to-face with students for the first time. The negotiations are widely seen as the only way to end nearly a month of protests — calling…
  • Man jokes with Obama: Don’t touch my girlfriend

    FPJ Bureau
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Washington : President Barack Obama encountered a jealous boyfriend, who jokingly asked him not to touch his girlfriend while voting in Chicago for the Nov 4 midterm election, local television stations reported, according to IANS. As Obama was casting his ballot at the Martin Luther King Junior community centre in Chicago Monday, he was standing beside a woman, Aia Cooper, whose boyfriend – Mike Jones – approached them and said jokingly to the President: “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.” “I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama…
 
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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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  • Paul Nabor passes away

    Patrick Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Paul Nabor Wednesday, October 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: News has been received of the death of Paranda artist, 86 year old Paul Nabor. Reports received say that the legendary performer passed away this evening. Nabor had been ailing for an extended period. In January of this year, he was hospitalized with pneumonia and at that time, thanked all those who were praying for his speedy recovery. The management and staff of Belize Media Group extends condolences to the family and friends of Paul Nabor.   PAUL NABOR January 26, 1928 – October 22, 2014 Rest in Peace; and Rise…
  • Tropical Depression 9 approaches from the west

    Patrick Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Tropical Depression 9 Wednesday, October 22, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Proving the unpredictability of tropical cyclones, Tropical Depression 9 has failed to develop into a named storm as forecasters expected as it continues to move slowly towards the Mexican state of Campeche. What’s certain however, is that whether or not the system develops into a named storm, Belize will impacted by a lot of rain as TD-9, or what becomes of it, is expected to pass right through northern Belize emerging out in to the Caribbean Sea in front of Belize later this week. Forecasters still expect the…
  • Complainant asks for apology from robber/shooter

    Patrick Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Lloyd Leslie, Jr. Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer dismissed charges of 2 counts of robbery and one count of grievous harm against 22 year old Lloyd Leslie Jr. today after his accusers declined to move forward with the case. The second complainant was not in court to testify, but the first did. At the end of his testimony, however, he indicated that all he wanted from Leslie is an apology for his actions. According to 21 year old Anthony Pollard, around 6:30 p.m. on April 16, 2012, he and the second complainant, a female friend who attends…
  • Tourism Ministry launches brand for Belizean artisans

    Patrick Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Belizean arts & craft Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: As part of the Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites project, the Government, Ministry of Tourism, Belize Tourism Board and NICH collaborated to develop a standardized, certified brand for products from artisans working at or near to nine archaeological sites ranging from Blue Creek and Altun Ha in the north to Lubaantun in the South. Called “Unique Belize,” the works of sixty four artists who participated in training for small business and product development will carry…
  • Repeat offender given 2 years for wounding

    Patrick Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Angel Dorado Wednesday, October 22, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 34 year old Angel Dorado is serving a six month sentence for committing a mischievous act and also faces charges of belonging to a criminal gang. Now a sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment was given him on a wounding charge. Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith handed down the sentence on Monday, his second conviction. It will run consecutively to the sentence of six months. Around 6:30 p.m. on September 18, 2013, in the Sunset Park area of Western Paradise, Belize District, Dorado was spied on by resident Paul McCord who says he…
 
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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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  • Shock Interview: Ebola Czar Says Population Growth Is Top Issue Facing the World

    andyc
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Since his appointment as America’s Ebola Czar it has been revealed that not only does Ron Klain have no medical experience to speak of, but that his position as the head of coordinating efforts to stop Ebola is just a stepping stone to something bigger and better. The administration says that they need someone with management experience to ensure containment operations are executed effectively. That would be all fine and dandy except for a shocking interview that has made its way onto the internet in which Klain is asked about the top issue facing the world.
  • FBI Whistleblower: “U.S Is Reviving Terror Scare With ISIS To Promote The Terror War Industry”

    andyc
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    So called “terrorist” attacks have been taking place on the planet for decades, the most memorable one being 9/11. Almost 15 years later, that one “terrorist” attack has served as a massive awakening tool for the human race, allowing us to see through the veil that’s been blinding the masses for so long, but we still have a long way to go.
  • New York Times FAIL: ‘McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?’

    andyc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    “Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months.
  • Video: Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US

    andyc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    ​Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
  • 10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

    andyc
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers.
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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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