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  • Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

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    Anu Ghate
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. July 27, 2015 AIUSA The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. THE BAD 1. Indonesia resumed executions. The year began on a tragic note when Indonesia, ignoring pleas from around the world, put six people to death for drug trafficking. The executions were the first in Indonesia since 2013.read more
  • New Microsoft Windows 10 Feature Boosts Wi-Fi Security Keys

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Microsoft Windows is at it again as they engage in their new strategy in boosting business security. Already some business on the internet are taking advantage of this innovative move that the company is making towards making the internet a safer pl
  • Jeremy Hunt trolled by a man playing a sousaphone

    Descrier
    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Secretary of State for Health has had a tough few weeks after announcing his plans for a seven-day NHS, with doctors and nurses across the board condemning his comments and a petition calling for a vote of of no confidence in his leadership surpassing 200,000 signatures. Hunt was already an unpopular figure after being shown to be problematically close to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp during the discussions to give the company unprecedented control over British media, and now his lack of understanding of how the NHS works is turning him into a pariah. Deciding that well reasoned arguments…
  • Wildfires Rage Across Greece (25 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece, about 50 forest fires have broken out in recent days, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures, sending clouds of smoke billowing over the city and forcing hundreds of residents to flee from flames threatening their homes. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Greece had requested help from his country’s army and air force, as well as the European emergency response center, to fight the blazes. A firefighting plane drops water over a fire near holiday homes in Costa village, in the Argolida region in southeastern Greece, during a…
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    The never-before-released images, taken by Vice President Cheney's staff photographer, were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by FRONTLINE.
 
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  • Tourists evacuated from France fires

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Around 10,000 tourists are evacuated from three campsites in the Var region of Provence in the face of wildfires made worse by hot winds.
  • Obama in warning to African leaders

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, and do not end the "cancer of corruption".
  • Gaddafi's son sentenced to death

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    A court in Libya sentences Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.
  • VIDEO: 'Nobody should be president for life'

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, and says 'nobody should be president for life'.
  • VIDEO: Turkey bombs IS and PKK positions

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The US and Turkey are working together on military plans to clear the Islamic State (IS) group from parts of northern Syria, American officials say.
 
 
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  • Are you holding your own daughter back? Here are 5 ways to raise girls to be leaders.

    Amy Joyce
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Think you’re raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Look more closely: You, and the people around her, may unwittingly be doing just the opposite.Teen boys, teen girls, and, yes, even parents have biases against girls and women as leaders, new research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Making Caring Common project found.Read full article >>
  • Lawyer urges Iran prison release for Post journalist

    Brian Murphy
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    The lawyer for a Washington Post journalist facing trial in Iran on charges including espionage was quoted Tuesday urging for his release from prison following the nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.Read full article >>
  • PowerPost: Ernest Moniz is blinding lawmakers with science on Iran

    Karoun Demirjian
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    He’s blinding them with science.Or intellectually charming them anyway. That’s how Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz seems to be winning fans in the difficult fight to sell the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, even as skeptical lawmakers reserve plenty of vitriol for his partner on the journey, Secretary of State John Kerry.Read full article >>
  • Arizona Cardinals make history by hiring female assistant coach

    Des Bieler
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Jen Welter made history in 2014 when she appeared at running back for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to play a non-kicking position for a men’s professional football team. Now Welter is blazing a much more high-profile trail in football, as she is set to become the first woman to coach NFL players.Read full article >>
  • Lafayette shooter able to buy gun because he was never involuntarily committed

    Amy Brittain, Joe Kovac Jr.
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    COLUMBUS, Ga. — The man who killed two women at a Louisiana movie theater last week was able to buy a firearm legally — despite a judge’s order sending him to a psychiatric hospital in 2008 — because he was never involuntarily committed for treatment, Georgia officials said Monday.Read full article >>
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  • The Flying Machines of Flugtag (25 photos)

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. Entries are judged for distance, creativity, and showmanship. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet. In 2013, the team “The Chicken Whisperers” set a distance record of  258 feet (78.64 meters) in Long Beach, California. Gathered here are images of Flugtag events over the past…
  • Photos of the Week: 7/18-7/24 (35 photos)

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    An embrace in a Kenyan village, a purification rite on a Japanese shore, Swan Upping in England, tragedy in southern Turkey, a kangaroo hopping through a frosty field in Australia, South Korea’s longest water slide ever, Hellsing cosplay in Brazil, naked tree-hugging in Berkeley, California, a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more. A British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 20,…
  • Images of the Ocean Blue: Photographs From NOAA (38 photos)

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency with roots that reach back to 1807. Its mission is to “understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.” Over the years, NOAA has amassed a sizable library of photographs of our natural world, some of which I've selected here. To explore more NOAA photos, be sure to browse their albums on Flickr. For several years, Bob Pitman, a marine…
  • Hot Summer Days (32 photos)

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    In some parts of the northern hemisphere, the hottest days of summer have already set records this year. In others, the highest temperatures are yet to come. The sunshine brings people outdoors, to cool off at the beach, on a high mountain glacier, or in a park fountain. Gathered here are a handful of images of summer 2015, from Spain to Siberia, France, Canada, China, and more. A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, on July 20, 2015. Tokyo's temperature climbed over 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees…
  • Wildfires Rage Across Greece (25 photos)

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece, about 50 forest fires have broken out in recent days, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures, sending clouds of smoke billowing over the city and forcing hundreds of residents to flee from flames threatening their homes. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Greece had requested help from his country’s army and air force, as well as the European emergency response center, to fight the blazes. A firefighting plane drops water over a fire near holiday homes in Costa village, in the Argolida region in southeastern Greece, during a…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Cat thinks it’s a dog [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Very rarely, felines come down with a severe case of species identity crisis. In this disorder, cats forget that they're actually cats and take on the characteristics of another species. In this case, it's a dog. The post Cat thinks it’s a dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 8 riveting facts about hamsters

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    It isn't often one gets the chance to use the words "riveting" and "hamster" in the same breath, so we decided to do a little re-branding to see if it upped the glamour factor of these small pets. The post 8 riveting facts about hamsters appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This St. Landry Crime Stoppers video is gold [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the most intimidating police officer on the planet. He's back with another crime stoppers video, and he's got some choice words for a local thief. This man is more than a police officer, he's a poet. The post This St. Landry Crime Stoppers video is gold [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 well-paid second jobs to make ends meet

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Trying to find a second job that's worth the additional time devoted to working? Don't settle for minimum wage if you have the skills to make more in one of these ten high-paying side jobs discovered by FlexJob. The post 10 well-paid second jobs to make ends meet appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog’s ears dance to music [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This dog may not like to get down and dirty, but he knows how to move in his own way. Maybe he's the doggie equivalent the quiet kid at prom. The post Dog’s ears dance to music [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Criminal justice reform

    Debbie Bilder
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hour 1 Guests:  Seth Williams, John Wetzel, Marc Mauer Over the last 40 years, America’s approach to criminal justice has become more punitive with federal and state legislation focused on longer sentences for both violent and non-violent offenders. Now our prisons are overflowing and have fewer programs for rehabilitation and education. Recidivism rates are high. In a speech to the NAACP several weeks ago, President Obama proposed significant changes to our criminal justice system to address these problems. Legislators on both sides of the aisle support a new look at sentencing…
  • Teen pregnancy and birth control

    Debbie Bilder
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hour 2 Guests: Anne Teitelman, Greta Klingler, Mary Ott, Nora Becker The teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. is a lot higher than other developed countries – 3 out of 10 girls under the age of 20 gets pregnant. But recent studies have found that providing long-acting birth control to sexually active teens – things like IUDs – can significantly reduce that rate. Colorado brought their teen pregnancy rate down by 40%. And while teen sex rates have plateaued in recent years, American teens are still having a lot of sex compared to many other countries. This hour, we take a look at…
  • Good Jobs

    Debbie Bilder
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Zeynep Ton Fast food workers in New York City will get a big bump in their pay over the next few years. Their minimum wage will increase incrementally from the current $8.75 an hour to $15 by 2018. Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have also raised their minimum wage. But the issue continues to be hotly debated. Will a living wage hurt or help workers, businesses, consumers and the economy at large? MIT Professor ZEYNEP TON says good jobs can be a win-win for everyone. She’s the author of The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and…
  • The death of Sandra Bland: unanswered questions, community reaction, and violence against black bodies

    Emily Bryant
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: David Harris, Dorothy Roberts, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw On July 10th, Sandra Bland was pulled over for failing to signal before changing lanes. The traffic stop, which should’ve been routine in nature, escalated when the police officer who pulled Bland over ordered her to get out of her vehicle after she refused to put out her cigarette. Ms. Bland was subsequently arrested, put in jail, and three days later she was found in her cell hanging from a plastic bag. Numerous questions continue to swirl around her case. The coroner said the death was a suicide, but her family has…
  • David Morris on “The Evil Hours”

    Emily Bryant
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: David Morris [From the Radio Times archive] Marine infantry officer DAVID MORRIS suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after being embedded as a journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan. Returning home and struggling with the illness, Morris began to explore PTSD, its medical and cultural history. He spoke with researchers and survivors, not only combat veterans but people victims of rape, domestic abuse and natural disasters. Morris spoke with Marty earlier this year about his new book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
 
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    The Conversation

  • Animal research: varying standards are leading to bad science

    Lauren Emily Wright, Postdoctoral Researcher in Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism at University of Padua
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How an animal is treated can actually affect research results. Understanding Animal Research/Flickr , CC BY-SAScientific research sometimes requires the use of animals. It’s a fact. And as long as that is the case, we need to do everything in our power to minimise the distress for laboratory animals. This is not just for the sake of the animals, but also for the sake of science itself. We know that the quality of life of an animal can actually affect its physiology and, thereby, the research data. But unfortunately, the standards of animal care vary greatly across countries and even across…
  • Cracking down on food waste means paying attention to sell-by dates

    Naresh Magan, Professor of Applied Mycology at Cranfield University
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Waste not, want not. US Department of Agriculture, CC BYNew French legislation has made it illegal for supermarkets to dispose of, or destroy, unsold foodstuffs. The law was introduced to tackle the epidemic of waste alongside food poverty. Supermarkets must now donate unwanted food to charities or for use as animal feed. Arash Derambarsh, the French campaigner who kickstarted the change in legislation, is now turning his attention to the rest of the world. The food waste legislation is tabled to be discussed at the next autumn G20 meeting. In the UK, where levels of food waste are anything…
  • How to respond to an allegation of sexual assault

    Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology at Durham University
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    New York MagazineThis week’s New York Magazine surely has its most poignant cover ever, in a piece of remarkable journalism. With the caption: “the unwelcome sisterhood”, the cover shows black and white photographs of 35 of the 46 women whose sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby span five decades. One of the women, Barbara Bowman, aged just 17 and trying to make it to the next level in her career at the time of the alleged assaults, describes the feelings about what was happening to her and the invisible bars that she felt trapped by. She said: I could have walked down any…
  • Inside Out and the democracy of the modern mind

    Thomas Dixon, Reader in History at Queen Mary University of London
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    ©2015 Disney•PixarAs we drove to our local cinema to see Inside Out, my five year-old son asked me: “So what is this film going to be about?” “Feelings,” I said, “the feelings that live inside our heads”. He thought for a moment, before replying: “That sounds pretty boring.” It’s true that I could have done better with the pitch, but the film held his attention, and mine, and gave us both a few laughs. While my son giggled at the good old-fashioned slapstick, I could chuckle knowingly at references to Freud, evolutionary psychology and the emotional turmoil of puberty.
  • Our lip-reading technology promises to make hearing aids more human

    Amir Hussain, Personal chair in cognitive computation at University of Stirling
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    It's written on your face. ShutterstockHearing aids can be lifelines for people with hearing loss. But their limitations can mean that, in particularly noisy environments, users cannot exploit the best of the existing technology. Most new hearing aid designs just make small improvements to microphones, power efficiency and noise filtering. We propose an entirely new approach. My colleagues and I are working as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Stirling University, which includes a psychologist and a clinical scientist and is supported by a hearing aid manufacturer. Our aim is to…
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    Big Picture

  • Obama’s ancestral home

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother. The Kenyan village, burial place of Obama’s father, features an open-pit goldmine, a pork butcher, and school named after their most famous son. -- By ReutersA boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya's capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
  • Flying over surf and sands on Cape Cod

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    During the season of crowded beaches on Cape Cod, photographer David L. Ryan provides a visual respite of the shoreline during an assignment in a fixed-wing Cessna. Although familiar with shooting from the air, he often flies in helicopters that can fly lower to the ground and provide more stability and control for the photographer. On this summer afternoon, he captured a unique and stunning look from above of where land and sea meet off the town of Chatham. Seals congregate on a sandbar off the coast of Chatham. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
  • Cuba’s moment of transition

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations today, beginning a new post-Cold War era. Earlier this summer, photographer Suzanne Kreiter traveled back to Cuba, 21 years after her first visit there for The Boston Globe. This rare moment of transition, as diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States resume, provides an opportunity to see old and new Cuba, past and future, through the same lens. Get the full multimedia experience and see what Cuba was like 21 years ago . Restored cars, many with Japanese engines, line up in front of the old Capitol building waiting for…
  • Following the 102nd Tour de France

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:26 am
    Here is a look at the fans who are catching a glimpse of the Tour de France as it moves though many different locations in Europe. The annual multiple-stage bicycle race started in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 and ends in Paris on July 26. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelMTN Qhubeka team rider Daniel Teklehaimanot (L) of Eritrea, Cofidis team rider Kenneth Vanbilsen (C) of Belgium and Team Europcar rider Perrig Quemeneur (R) of France in action on their breakaway attempt during the 6th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race between Abbeville and Le Havre, France, July…
  • Looking skyward

    14 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Photographers often look up to capture an amazing aspect of our world. The sky can be a compelling subject or backdrop in a photograph, emanating many sources of light. Here is a collection of images depicting upward phenomena around the globe. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelThis long-exposure photograph taken on April 28 shows the Milky Way in the clear night sky at Ngwe Saung beach, west of Pathein in Myanmar's Irrawaddy region. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • The Timepiece That Will Change Everything

    Jay Deshpande
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Apple’s design mastermind Jony Ive spoke in no uncertain terms when he described what the Apple Watch would mean for Switzerland: The old watch companies, he said, were doomed. (Actually, he used a more colorful term.) Bravado aside, Ive has a point. The Swiss watch industry has to be concerned about what a computer on the wrist means for its business. Even if it doesn’t spell the end for the luxury watch, Ive’s product makes it clear that we’re living in a new era for the timepiece and there’s no going back.
  • Divya Narendra on Entrepreneurship, Trust, and Life After Facebook

    Brian Koppelman
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Divya Narendra:
  • Please Stop Talking, John Kerry

    William Saletan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:54 pm
    John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, is a thoughtful, honest man. He’s remarkably adept at seeing conflicts and issues from the perspectives of other people. That makes him a good person and, in many ways, a good diplomat. But it made him a clumsy presidential candidate, prone to expressing arguments on both sides of every issue. It also makes him an awkward spokesman for his country.
  • Work Harder, America

    Mike Pesca
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Listen to Episode 306 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • The DIY Pollution-Hunters

    Chris Berdik
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Travis Haas, a New Orleans high school science teacher, says that ever since Hurricane Katrina, his students have endured so many lectures and lessons on the importance and vulnerability of Louisiana’s wetlands that many develop “wetlands fatigue”—rolling their eyes and tuning out faster than you can say “bayou.”
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • FDA Examines Whether MRI Drugs Accumulate in Brain Tissue

    ProPublica
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    by Jeff Gerth The Food and Drug Administration announced today it is investigating the risk of brain deposits for patients who are given repeated MRIs using imaging drugs that contain a heavy metal. The FDA did not announce any label changes for the nine medicines that contain the metal, gadolinium, saying there was a “need for additional information.” However, “to reduce the potential for gadolinium accumulation,” the safety announcement asked health care professionals to “consider limiting” their use and to reexamine “the necessity of…
  • The New American Slavery Requires An H-2 Visa And More In MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr. Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email?  Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. The new American slavery: Invited to the U.S., foreign workers find a nightmare (BuzzFeed News) Big story! #muckreads https://t.co/VN3tXI66JH— Kendall Taggart (@KendallTTaggart) July 24, 2015 "Interviews and court records reviewed by BuzzFeed News turned up hundreds of workers who claimed they were forced to pay for their visas. That's illegal; companies are responsible for making sure their labor brokers…
  • Senator to Red Cross: Where’s the Transparency on Haiti?

    ProPublica
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    by Justin Elliott The American Red Cross met a deadline this week to answer congressional questions about how it spent nearly half a billion dollars donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, but the group says details can't yet be released publicly. And the senator who posed the questions is not satisfied. "I still have a lot more questions for the Red Cross," said Sen. Charles Grassley in a statement. "I have other questions about the spending numbers and how they add up and the overhead costs for both the Red Cross and the grantee organizations. Also, I'd like to see more details of the…
  • Judges Revive Claim that AT&T Overcharged Schools for Internet Service

    ProPublica
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    by Jeff Gerth For seven years, a Wisconsin telecom consultant has waged an unsuccessful legal fight against AT&T, alleging that the company long defrauded a federal program by overcharging the nation’s schools and libraries for Internet and telephone services. Now an appeals court in the District of Columbia has given new life to his case. The little-noticed June 23 ruling concluded that the complaint by Todd Heath was properly filed under the U.S. False Claims Act – a decision that could lead to the disclosure of AT&T’s internal records about the federal program…
  • When It Comes to Patient Safety, There’s A Problem. ProPublica’s Patient Safety Chat Recap

    ProPublica
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    by Terry Parris Jr. Read the FULL discussion here. The issue of patient safety bubbled to the forefront of American healthcare in 1999 when the Institute of Medicine released "To Err Is Human" — a landmark report on the startling frequency of medical errors. Since then, the issue has not faded. Recent studies say 200,000 to 400,000 die every year from medical errors. By these numbers, medical mistakes are the third-leading cause of death in America. So what do we do? How do surgeons view patient safety? And what can patients do to ensure their safety? Dr. Charles Mick, a board-certified…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: First Shower Addition

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Any normal person would be celebrating a welcomed break from being in combat. A hot shower, a hot meal and well silence. But silence in combat is a killer. It is that eerie silence that comes right before a mortar comes crashing through you tent. Or that silence that comes a millisecond after an explosion and your brain is rattled. Well that is my opinion supported by factual information glued together with firsthand knowledge on silence. But now s I stand completely devoid of clothing behind the concrete wall separating the showers from the sleeping area of the recently converted hanger. I…
  • Striped Cat Press And Author S F Chapman Release New Genetic Engineering Science Fiction Novel - Floyd 5.136

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Striped Cat Press And Author S F Chapman Release New Genetic Engineering Science Fiction Novel - Floyd 5.136 Striped Cat Press and author, S F Chapman are pleased to announce the of their science fiction novel, Floyd 5.136, which is a thought-provoking genetic engineering story. Who was she? Floyd stared with great interest at the slumbering young woman as she was slowly freed from the silky gray cocoon. She was quite striking Floyd realized. But more importantly, she was the first new person to be generated in more than fifteen thousand years! For eons, the strange fibrous life form known as…
  • A Shout Out to Staff Sergeant Mike Gonzalez in Afganistan

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Staff Sergeant Mike Gonzalez has been proudly serving in the US Marine Corps for 16 years. We got notice last minute that he was going to Afganistan a month before our third son was born. We just want him to know how very proud of him we are and that he has a new son to come home to. Sincerely, Lan Gonzalez
  • Oversold Futures Catching A Bid Before The Opening Bell

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    When you are ready to step up your trading and investing game, enter the InTheMoneyStocks services and get all of the live trades now... 1) The Research Center is where swing traders & investors profit from the multiple day moves in the markets. View the Research Center track record of every single call for the past multiple years right here: http://bit.ly/SwingTradingTrackRecord (live/open calls are reserved for members). 2) Or if you are day trading the markets, enter our live trading room, the Intra Day Stock Chat, where the Pros day trade the market action live everyday during market…
  • Loving Power is in every moment of this Glorious Day

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Daily Prayer 07.28.2015 “Loving Power is in every moment of this Glorious Day” Ardy Reed, RScP There is One Omnipresent Power that infuses each and every thing, seen and unseen, with it’s Magnficent Presence. I know that this one omnipresent power also resides in the deepest part of my being and casts through every action I take today. It shows through my spirit, the words I speak, and the tasks I accomplish. And just as I know this is true for me, I also know and proclaim this to be true for you, too. Living in this realization of omnipresent power deep within our soul, I can see,…
 
 
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    TIME

  • The Benefits of Spending Time Alone, According to Science

    Jennifer So
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    I’ve been in two long-term relationships (my first lasted seven years, and I’ve been with my current partner for five), and frankly the time in between, when I was single, was easier for me. So now that I’m paired up again, it’s no surprise that I love doing things on my own. I relish a quiet solo coffee stop or book-browsing session, I love going to the movies by myself, and I also regularly travel on my own as well. So you might be thinking, who is this woman who already likes to spend time on her own, to give advice to people who are uncomfortable spending time…
  • Sweden Investigates Mysterious Submarine Found Off Coast

    Dan Kedmey
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Swedish officials say they are investigating a mysterious submarine that apparently ran aground in territorial waters two miles off of Sweden’s coastline. Sea explorers with Ocean X spotted the roughly 65-foot submersible at an undisclosed location last week, prompting speculation about its origins. Ocean X explorer Dennis Åsberg told Swedish newspaper Expressen that the submarine appeared to have Russian cyrillic characters on its hull and no signs of physical damage. The absence of a distress signal led one defense expert to speculate that the submarine may have run aground…
  • A New Dr. Seuss Book is Out Today

    Maya Rhodan
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    What’s that, you say? A new book out today? Why yes, it’s here! Seuss‘s first book in years. What Pet Should I Get? a recently discovered, unpublished children’s book by beloved author Dr. Seuss is being released on Tuesday, July 28. The book is believed to have been penned at some point between the late 1950s and early 1960s, according to USA Today, and publishers at Random House explain the book’s discovery in its final pages. The book centers around a brother and sister who set out to a local pet store in search of a furry friend to call their own. The story…
  • Review: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Seems Like Old Times

    James Poniewozik
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Even by the standards of today’s reboot/remake/remodel culture, there are enough layers of nostalgia in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (premieres on Netflix July 31) to rend the fabric of space-time. It’s a 2015 prequel to a 2001 movie, set in 1981. To watch this reunion-cum-origin-story, with its middle-aged original cast putting on teenage drag again, is to feel a tug of memory for the aughts and the ’90s heyday of MTV’s The State (which gave us co-writers Michael Showalter and David Wain) and the ’70s and ’80s camp comedies like Meatballs it…
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    Dan Kedmey
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals Monday, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives. The ban, which requires slaughterhouse workers to stun animals before killing them, will now extend to religious communities that were previously afforded an exemption. “Animal rights come before religion,” Danish minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark’s TV2. Activists with Danish Halal called the restriction a “clear interference in religious freedom,” the Independent reports,…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Bloom and bust: David Cameron orchid in Singapore is Ukip purple

    Patrick Wintour Political editor, in Singapore
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Papilionanda David Cameron named after prime minister to commemorate visit to Singapore Botanic Garden, but flower is not Tory blueFive year of tireless work in the greenhouse by the Singapore Botanic Gardens has led to the propagation of an orchid to celebrate the illustrious visit of David Cameron, but it has all ended in a minor diplomatic disaster. The beautiful orchid named Papilionanda David Cameron is less Tory blue and more Ukip purple, and might best be rechristened Papilionanda Nigel Farage. Continue reading...
  • Sergei Pugachev: 'Putin's banker' now lives in fear of man he put into power

    Luke Harding in Nice
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Exclusive: Former billionaire gives first interview since fleeing Britain about alleged death threats, being on the run and the man he helped get elected Sergei Pugachev doesn’t look like a man on the run. He is in good humour, dressed in jeans and a casual shirt. But the former Russian banker – once close to Vladimir Putin, and now his bitter opponent – is elusive about how he recently escaped from London to France.“I can’t go into details. I didn’t swim the English channel,” he says, speaking from his new location in Nice on the Cote D’Azur. “It was all absolutely…
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill named in GB squad for next month’s world championships

    Guardian sport
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    • Olympic heptathlon champion says she is ready for Beijing• Mo Farah to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titlesJessica Ennis-Hill has been named in a 62-strong Great Britain squad for the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.She had announced earlier on her Instagram account that she was making herself available, writing: “My coach and I have made the decision that I’m going to make myself available for selection for the World Champs.” Continue reading...
  • Motorola launches new Moto G and two Moto X smartphones

    Samuel Gibbs
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    New Moto G adds waterproofing, while Moto X attempts to beat Samsung and Apple with cheaper prices and better camerasMotorola is launching a new version of its popular low-priced Moto G and two new versions of its Moto X, as it attempts to compete at both the low and high end of the smartphone market.It is continuing its strategy of producing Android devices that undercut the competition, challenging both inexpensive Chinese manufacturers and the premium Samsung and Apple brands. Continue reading...
  • Killer of Cecil the lion was American, Zimbabwe officials claim

    Ashifa Kassam
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force alleges trophy hunter shot one of Africa’s most famous lions near Hwange national parkConservationists in Zimbabwe have accused an American man of being the alleged killer of Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions and the star attraction at the Hwange national park.On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said the man thought to have paid $50,000 (£32,000) for the chance to kill Cecil was not a Spaniard as originally believed, but the US citizen Walter Palmer, from a small town near Minneapolis. The man left the lion skinned and headless on…
 
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    The Times of India

  • IIM-B launches special course for CBI officials

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    IIM Bangalore has launched a unique course — a certificate programme in Financial Intelligence and Analytics — for officers of CBI.
  • Mahindra Scorpio automatic launched

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    It's raining automatic SUVs. Just a week after the launch of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra has now launched an automatic variant of its popular SUV Scorpio.
  • A camera had caught Gurdaspur attackers

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    The three terrorists who created mayhem here yesterday before being eliminated were caught on a CCTV camera whose footage surfaced today in a significant development in the attack case.
  • Return Kohinoor to India, UK MP Keith Vaz says

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Indian-origin British MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit in November.
  • In talk with IndiGo, not SpiceJet: Qatar Airways

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Gulf carrier Qatar Airways today said it is in talks with IndiGo, the largest Indian airline by market share and set to rest speculations that it is looking for a partnership with SpiceJet.
 
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    Good News Network

  • Adventurous Eaters Are Healthier and Weigh Less, Says New Study

    Helaina Hovitz
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Is there a mother on the planet who hasn’t said at least once, “Just try it, you’ll like it!”? Well, as usual, mom was right. A new study found that those who are willing to try exotic foods are more likely to weigh less and feel better about their health The post Adventurous Eaters Are Healthier and Weigh Less, Says New Study appeared first on Good News Network.
  • New Drug Makes Headway In Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s

    Helaina Hovitz
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Researchers are cautiously optimistic after an experimental drug called solanezumab seemed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s for people in early stages of the disease. After concluding a study with 1,300 people for drug maker Eli Lilly, researchers found that the longer the patients stayed on the drug—and, the sooner they were given The post New Drug Makes Headway In Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Mailman Sees Boy Reading Junk Mail for Lack of Books; He Has Books Now!

    Good News Network
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    A 12-year-old boy wanted to read so badly that he asked a postal worker if there was any extra junk mail he could spare. Instead of just giving the boy some advertisements to read, the Sandy, Utah mailman asked him if he ever went to the library. Matthew Flores said The post Mailman Sees Boy Reading Junk Mail for Lack of Books; He Has Books Now! appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Fun Froggy Sink Could Save Kids’ Lives in Places Where Sanitation is Lax

    Helaina Hovitz
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Any parent who’s ever flown a spoon-shaped “airplane” into a baby’s mouth knows that sometimes, to get kids to do what’s good for them, you’ve got to make it fun. That’s at least part of the thinking behind LaBobo, a colorful, frog-themed, portable plastic sink recently introduced in Cambodia, where The post Fun Froggy Sink Could Save Kids’ Lives in Places Where Sanitation is Lax appeared first on Good News Network.
  • The Force is Strong in This Village: Star Wars Images Grown in Rice Paddy

    Terry Turner
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Star Wars fans have created fan art through countless mediums. Rice paddies, however, are definitely a first. For decades, rice farmers in Inakadate Village in Japan have been creating images using their rice plants, and their latest is a Star Wars tribute featuring the two beloved droids from the films. By mapping out The post The Force is Strong in This Village: Star Wars Images Grown in Rice Paddy appeared first on Good News Network.
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  • New MIT study on the historical climate of the American West

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    All around the deserts of Utah, Nevada, southern Oregon, and eastern California, ancient shorelines line the hillsides above dry valley floors, like bathtub rings — remnants of the lakes once found throughout the region. Even as the ice sheets retreated at the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago, the region remained much wetter than it is today. The earliest settlers of the region are likely to have encountered a verdant landscape of springs and wetlands.So just when and why did today’s desert West dry out?
  • Ocean acidification is impacting phytoplankton now

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Scientists are warning that ocean acidification is impacting microorganisms in our ocean known as phytoplankton and, as they pay a key role in ocean habitats, any future loss or change in species numbers could impact marine life in a big way.Ocean acidification isn’t always mentioned in conjunction with phytoplankton blooms, and the U.S. Government has been slow to link the two, but MIT researchers say acidification of our oceans could impact phytoplankton in a big way, and that will be bad news for our marine life.
  • Ways to improve indoor air quality

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Indoor air quality isn’t something most people think about, but breathing clean air can and does impact out health. Here’s why paying attention to the air you breathe indoors is so important and how to then go about improving it. Vacuum More OftenVacuuming more often will help keep dust at bay, but many vacuums also come with a filter system which can remove mold, pollen, and other air pollutants. Aim to vacuum at least once a week, twice if you live with animals.
  • Lake Tahoe's deep blue color explained

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Lake Tahoe's iconic blueness is more strongly related to the lake's algal concentration than to its clarity, according to research in "Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2015," released today by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) of the University of California, Davis. The lower the algal concentration, the bluer the lake. Data from a research buoy in the lake, owned and operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, enabled Shohei Watanabe, a postdoctoral researcher at TERC, to create a Blueness Index that quantified Lake Tahoe's…
  • Mangroves help protect against sea level rise

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.
 
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  • Morning Market Gainers

    Lisa Levin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) jumped 15.35 percent to $92.12 after the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
  • Benzinga's Top Initiations

    Lisa Levin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Benchmark initiated coverage on Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBIO) with a Buy rating. The target price for Harvard Bioscience is set to $8. Harvard Bioscience shares closed at $4.94 yesterday. Latest Ratings for HBIO DateFirmActionFromTo Jul 2015BenchmarkInitiates Coverage onBuy Nov 2013Sidoti & Co.UpgradesNeutralBuy View More Analyst Ratings for HBIO View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Piper Jaffray Is Buying The GoDaddy Pullback

    Monica Gerson
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    In a report published Tuesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster maintained an Overweight rating on Godaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY), with a price target of $36. Latest Ratings for GDDY DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015BarclaysMaintainsOverweight May 2015Morgan StanleyInitiates Coverage onOverweight May 2015Stifel NicolausInitiates Coverage onHold View More Analyst Ratings for GDDY View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Raytheon Upgraded To Buy At Bank Of America On 15% Upside Potential

    Jim Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    In a report published Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Ronald J. Epstein upgraded the rating on Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) from Neutral to Buy, with a price target of $120. The analyst expects 15 percent upside to the stock valuation, with the company continuing to generate robust FCF. Latest Ratings for RTN DateFirmActionFromTo Jul 2015Bank of AmericaUpgradesNeutralBuy Jul 2015JefferiesMaintainsBuy Jul 2015JP MorganInitiates Coverage onNeutral View More Analyst Ratings for RTN View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Longbow Downgrades Polyone To Neutral, Says Revenue Headwinds 'Too Numerous To Overcome'

    Monica Gerson
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    In a report published Tuesday, Longbow analyst Dmitry Silversteyn downgraded the rating on PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) from Buy to Neutral, saying that the revenue headwinds were "too numerous to overcome" in 2015. Latest Ratings for POL DateFirmActionFromTo Jul 2015Global HunterDowngradesBuy Jul 2015Longbow ResearchDowngradesBuyNeutral Jun 2015Global HunterInitiates Coverage onBuy View More Analyst Ratings for POL View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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    WND

  • 'Leaky' vaccines make viruses more deadly?

    -NO AUTHOR-
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    (WASHINGTON POST) The vaccines widely used by humans today — especially those used to protect children against mumps, measles, and other potentially deadly ailments — are what we’d call “perfect” vaccines. But new research suggests that “imperfect” or “leaky” vaccines — ones that don’t make their hosts totally immune to the disease and incapable of spreading it to others — might have a surprising downside. For now, this so-called leakiness only exists in vaccines used to treat farm animals. But researchers warn that as…
  • Jeb knocks Trump in Spanish

    -NO AUTHOR-
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    (BREITBART) In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.” While Bush has consistently attacked Trump for saying that illegal…
  • Boy Scout board ends ban on 'gay' adults

    -NO AUTHOR-
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    (FOX NEWS) NEW YORK – The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board on a 45-12 vote during a closed-to-the-media teleconference. “For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us,” said the BSA’s president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. “Now it’s…
  • Fox News star slams Cruz as 'obvious hypocrite'

    Cheryl Chumley
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Ted Cruz Fox News star pundit Brit Hume – and the cable outlet’s former leading news host – took to national airwaves to call out Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Sen. Mitch McConnell but not Donald Trump, saying the Texas presidential candidate violated his own standards against speaking ill of fellow Republicans. Cruz has separated from most of the rest of his Republican Party presidential hopeful pack and refused to publicly denounce Trump over comments the billionaire has made about immigration and other issues that struck controversial tones. One of his stated reasons for the…
  • Iris scans come to airport check-in lines

    Cheryl Chumley
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Boarding pass, out. Biometrics, in. Alaska Airlines is testing out a new intake procedure for frequent fliers, letting roughly 200 of them jetting off from the tech-savvy Mineta San Jose International Airport use iris scanners and fingerprint machines to prove their identities. The new program is part of an elite partnership with the CLEAR airport security fast lane system, and comes as a replacement for paper passes and smartphones. The technology has been adapted for passenger use in part from the airline's fingerprint-scanning system already in place at its Board Room lounges, USA Today's…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Mexico: Macabre Revelation on Mass Graves Underscores Ayotzinapa Disappearances Failure

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities have unearthed scores of mass graves in recent months during the search for 43 disappeared students underscores the enormity of the crisis of enforced disappearances faced in the country, Amnesty International said today. “This latest macabre revelation confirms what we had already found: the sheer magnitude of the crisis of enforced disappearances in Guerrero and elsewhere in Mexico is truly shocking,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International. July 27, 2015 AIUSA The latest confirmation that Mexican authorities…
  • Death Penalty 2015: The Good and the Bad

    Anu Ghate
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. July 27, 2015 AIUSA The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good. THE BAD 1. Indonesia resumed executions. The year began on a tragic note when Indonesia, ignoring pleas from around the world, put six people to death for drug trafficking. The executions were the first in Indonesia since 2013.read more
  • China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists

    Anu Ghate
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    More than 100 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July. At least 25 are feared still detained by police. July 13, 2015 Protest on July 12, 2015 after at least 50 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists detained or questioned by police AIUSA More than 100 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July. At least 25 are feared still detained by police. Total number of lawyers and activists targeted: 101   Total…
  • Singapore: Free 16-year-old prisoner of conscience Amos Yee

    dcdisco1
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after criticising the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew online. July 6, 2015 AIUSA The Singapore authorities must immediately and unconditionally release teenager Amos Yee, who is facing a minimum of 18 months of reformative training after criticising the late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew online. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
  • Brazil: Congress Plays 'House of Cards' With the Lives of Marginalized Teenagers

    Anu Ghate
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried and sent to an adult jail. But although large sectors of the country celebrated, Eduardo Cunha, President of the House of Representatives, was not happy – and wasted no time doing something about it. July 6, 2015 AIUSA As political U-turns go, this was a pretty spectacular and shocking one. On July 1, a packed House of Representatives in Brasilia vociferously debated and voted against lowering the age at which a child can be tried as an adult and be sent to an adult jail…
 
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    Fast Company

  • Why Doesn't The US Have China's Quirkier Smartphones?

    Mark Wilson
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Peek inside the factories of Shenzhen to see the phones that don't make their way to America.A pack of Marlboros flips over to reveal an LCD screen. A tiny bluetooth headset squeezes a full T9 keyboard on its face. These are the quirky frankenphones of Shenzhen, China, the industrial megacity that produces many of the world's most beloved smartphones—including the iPhone. And you can get a good look at them in this gorgeous short by m ss ng p eces and MIT Media Lab.Read Full Story
  • D&D Meets VR: Inside One Startup's Quest to Create the Ultimate Quest

    Daniel Terdiman
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Silicon Valley startup AltspaceVR has built a demo showing D&D as a perfect example of the shared experiences its platform enables.I'm standing in front of a table in a rustic old tavern, a picture of a dragon on the wall behind me, a fireplace off the side, and battle music setting the tone as I prepare to roll a 20-sided die.Read Full Story
  • Robots Might Take Your Job, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry

    Vivian Giang
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Robot staff may already outnumber humans at some companies, but increased automation doesn't mean everyone will be out of work.Take a look around any workplace, and it's hard not to see the radical transformations revolutionizing the way we work. One of those major changes is the evolution of modern robotics, or artificial intelligence (AI), which has made our lives easier but also stirred some worries as to how human workers will be affected.Read Full Story
  • Vine's Quiet, Stealthy Pivot

    Sarah Kessler
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    The video app is no longer all about sharing. "It's more like the entertainment industry," Jason Mante, Vine's head of UX, tells us.When Vine first launched in May 2013, its cofounder Dom Hofmann introduced it this way:Read Full Story
  • Ebay Shutters Same-Day Courier Service

    Neal Ungerleider
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The company bids adieu to eBay Now, which offered same-day delivery from local stores.Ebay Now, the e-commerce site's same-day delivery service, is shutting down. As of Monday, eBay has put the brakes on the service, which offered courier delivery of popular items like T-shirts and toilet paper from local retail stores in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Unsafe jabs targeted in new push against hepatitis

    producerunog
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Unsterilised needles are a major cause of infection which people need to be made aware of, WHO says. Photo: UN/Marie Frechon The risk of dying from the hepatitis virus has been cut massively in some parts of the world, but it remains a major threat in others, UN experts said Thursday. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hepatitis B and C are responsible for 80 per cent of all deaths from liver cancer and kill close to 1.4 million people every year. One of the leading causes of infection is unsafe injections in poor – and rich – nations, as WHO's Dr Edward Kelley…
  • Millions suffer from poor diet and fewer meals in strife-torn South Sudan

    Ana Carmo
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    FAO says 4.6 million people in South Sudan are at risk of hunger. FAO File Photo/C. Spencer People in South Sudan cannot afford a balanced diet and regular meals due to the ongoing fighting in the country, according to the UN food agency. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says 4.6 million people are at risk of hunger and some households are surviving on limited food sources. Sebit William has been speaking to Nyabenyi  Pipo, an assistant representative with FAO. He asked Ms Pipo about the agency’s efforts to stave off hunger and support agriculture in Unity State as well as…
  • News in Brief 27 July 2015 (PM)

    Ana Carmo
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    UNRWA holds emergency session of donors and hosts do discuss the agency’s financial situation. Photo: UNRWA Funding shortfall may delay opening of Palestinian schools Half a million children may not start school on time this year in the Occupied Palestinian Territory due to a severe funding shortage at the UN agency which supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. The agency said it is facing a US$101 million deficit this year, which it called its worst financial crisis ever. Without the funding, it may have to delay the beginning of the academic year at about 700 of its schools. UNRWA's…
  • "Harrowing" situation for people in Aden, Yemen

    Ana Carmo
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Abdallah and his six-year-old son stand in what used to be the entrance of their home, in Sana'a's Bayt Mayad neighbourhood. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans The situation for people living in the Yemeni port city of Aden has been described as "harrowing" by the top United Nations relief official in the country. An intensification of violence and conflict over the past four months has devastated the city and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of the majority of its people. Johannes van der Klaauw, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, has just visited Aden. Isabelle Dupuis asked him for an…
  • Elections in Burundi "not conducive to credible electoral process"

    Ana Carmo
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    A soldier stands guard outside a polling station in Burundi's capital Bujumbura. Photo: MENUB The overall environment during presidential elections in Burundi was not conducive to an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, according to the UN Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB). On Monday, the mission presented its preliminary conclusions on the conduct of the 21 July elections which took place after being postponed twice. In April, the decision of the incumbent President to run for another term led to widespread violence which forced an estimated 144,000 people to…
 
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  • Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Whale Sharks and Mudskippers

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Whale Sharks and Mudskippers Unbeknownst to many, the Middle East is home to some of the world's most remarkable marine ecosystems. But amid photographing juvenile whale sharks and fantastical mudskippers, National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak comes across a devastating shark-meat trade. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/Wild_Seas_Secret_Shores_Whale_Sharks_and_Mudskippers
  • Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Jellyfish and Salmon

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Wild Seas, Secret Shores: Jellyfish and Salmon National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak dives into freezing waters to photograph the stunning biodiversity of the Great Bear Rainforest, including black bears on the hunt for salmon and singing whales. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/Wild_Seas_Secret_Shores_Jellyfish_and_Salmon
  • 4 Things to Know about the Euro Area's Economy

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    4 Things to Know about the Euro Area's Economy The IMF says that although the euro area recovery is strengthening, a stronger collective push is needed on four key areas: increasing demand, cleaning up bank balance sheets, stepping up reforms, and strengthening governance. Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , International Monetary Fund Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/07/27/4_Things_to_Know_about_the_Euro_Areas_Economy
  • Benedict Arnold

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Benedict Arnold James Kirby Martin discusses the truths and legends of Benedict Arnold. Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/29/Benedict_Arnold
  • Oneidas and Six Nations

    23 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Oneidas and Six Nations James Kirby Martin discusses the Oneidas and Six Nations during the Revolutionary War period. Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 07:00:00 -0700 Location: Washington, D.C., Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/05/29/Oneidas_and_Six_Nations
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    The Week

  • Hugh Jackman asks fans what they want to see in the next Wolverine movie

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    With countless adventures and decades of back story to adapt, Hollywood was never going to going to make enough Wolverine movies to capture everything X-Men fans want to see. But if you've been waiting for a blockbuster adaptation of Old Man Logan or one of those weird Patch side stories, now's your chance to make your voice heard: Hugh Jackman wants to know what X-Men fans want to see him do as Wolverine before he hangs up the claws for good. My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can. pic.twitter.com/ksA1Gii5tf — Hugh…
  • These beautiful photos of Samurai horsemen will make you want to visit ancient Japan

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    These extraordinary horses might even give American Pharaoh something to be jealous of. Every summer, the people of Fukushima prefecture honor their ancient Samurai and equine traditions during the Soma Nomaoi festival, which began over 1,000 years ago. The three-day festival reenacts Edo Period (roughly 1603-1869) battles — safely, of course! — without losing any of the vibrant, stampeding thrill of bygone days. Check it out. Jeva Lange View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com
  • Obama on 3rd term: 'I think if I ran, I could win'

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    President Obama thinks he's a "pretty good president." Good enough that he says if he ran for a third term, he believes he could win. But, as he acknowledged in a Tuesday address at the African Union headquarters, a third term just isn't an option. "I love my work, but under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I can't run again. I actually think I'm a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't. So there's a lot that I'd like to do to keep America moving, but the law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president." [Obama] Now, Obama obviously…
  • 10 things you need to know today: July 28, 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
  • Obama pledges to help raise 5 percent of Africa's population out of poverty

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    President Obama pledged to help raise 50 million Africans out of poverty during his Tuesday address at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — the equivalent of 5 percent of Africa's population. His speech marked the first time that a sitting American president has addressed the African Union. "Many Africans are crowded into shantytowns without power or running water — a level of poverty that's an assault on human dignity," Obama said. Obama also called for African leaders to ensure free and fair democracies and elections in their nations, and to step down when their…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • GOOD ENOUGH FOR GREGORY PECK

    Anonymous
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    A Matter of Taste: Kassia St Clair explains how men can wear round sunglasseswithout looking comical From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 As any man dithering at an airport concession stand will tell you, sunglasses can be tricky. Particularly the ones with round-framed lenses. Wearing the wrong kind will do about as much for your self-esteem as spending time in a hall of mirrors: your nose will look too long, your face too round, and you’ll have all the visual gravitas of Groucho Marx. But it’s worth persevering. Sunglasses are a safe way to take a style risk,…
  • THE PROTO-INTERNET

    Anonymous
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Cartophilia: the early telegraph routes were strikingly similar to today’s internet pathways. Charlie McCann traces their course From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 This is two maps masquerading as one. The map we see here was made in 1877 by the Eastern Telegraph Company, a British firm that was on the verge of creating the world’s first global communications network. The other map, its shadow, would not be created for another century, until the effects of research by the American Department of Defence had begun to unspool around the globe. The telegraph system’s cables…
  • IT’S COMPLICATED

    Anonymous
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    More women than ever say they’re interested in buying mechanical watches. But can they find any they actually like? Melanie Grant takes four potential customers shopping to see what, if anything, ticks all the boxes From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 SEVERAL YEARS AGO I was on a train chatting to an old friend, an obsessive collector of vintage watches. Halfway through the journey he gripped my arm and, eyes bulging, hissed: “Look at that Panerai!” Opposite us was a man who had a hint of gold peeping from beneath his shirt cuff. The two men locked eyes; my friend’s gaze…
  • THE LIGHTNING INSIDE US

    Anonymous
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    The Music of Science: Oliver Morton admires a new book which throws light on the essence of living—and it’s all down to the flow of energy From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine July/August 2015 IN JAMES WHALE'S 1931 film of “Frankenstein”, the monster is brought to life as his creator imagined God’s first creatures to have been: by lightning. “Behold!” Victor cries, as the storm lashes his laboratory and its metal armatures begin to glow. “The great ray that first brought life into the world.” A couple of decades later, in a ground-breaking foray into the science of life’s…
  • M. SANJAYAN'S SEVEN WONDERS

    Anonymous
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    The broadcaster and senior scientist for Conservation International talks to Samantha Weinberg about saving nature and living better, on a round-the-world journey from Sri Lanka to Montana From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 WORK OF ART Hand axe from East AfricaIf you walk in the Rift Valley and keep your eyes down, especially around an ancient lake bed, you may see teardrops of stone. These are ancient hand axes, the Swiss army knives of homo erectus. There are fields of them in Kenya, and they’re not made from the local stone, so they must have been brought in from a…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

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    CBS Radio News
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal talks about the deadly shooting in a Lafayette movie theater. Senators Rand Paul, (Republican-KY); Joe Manchin, (Democrat-WV), share their views on the Iran deal, gun laws and a video that has gone viral. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the field of GOP candidates. Tom Donlin, former Obama National Security advisor and Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have insight on battling ISIS. To close out the show, Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal bureau chief; John Heilemann, Bloomberg Politics' co-managing editor; and Nancy…
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    CBS Radio News
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the nuclear inspection system the U.S. negotiated with Iran is a "huge accomplishment" even though international inspectors could have to wait up to 24 days to access undeclared nuclear sites; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhyahu insists that the U.S. had a clear alternative in the Iran deal and that the Islamic republic's nuclear program should have been partly or fully dismantled before any economic sanctions were lifted; Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Gwen Ifill of PBS, Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine and Robert Costa of The…
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    CBS Radio News
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    House Speaker John Boehner explains why he thinks the immigration issue won't be resolved until the president and Congress get serious about possible resolutions. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, acknowledges that he and Hillary Clinton hold different policy standards, but says what he won't do is attack her. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, believes that Iran's elevated role in the Middle East has complicated the fight against ISIS. All that and more on "Face the Nation."
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    CBS Radio News
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explains the "profound consequences" of the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, reflects on the president's strategy of containment overseas and as the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota says Democrats in Congress are pushing for the "strongest deal possible." All that and more on "Face the Nation."
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    CBS Radio News
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Head of Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin acknowledges historic ruling on same-sex marriage and says the fight continues for civil rights for all; Following the Supreme Court decision supporting nationwide same-sex marriage, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says conservatives ought not be forced to bend their beliefs. Moore says he respects all people, but should be allowed to hold onto convictions; all this and more on "Face the Nation."
 
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • STARTUP AWARDS WINNERS: VASTARI AND PRINTR

    Simone Brummelhuis
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    THENEXTWOMEN STARTUP AWARDS, 2015 The prize winning pitches for the International Pitch Competition 2015 at The Next Women Innovation Summit have been named. Vastari - the jury prize winner - is a unique online platform from England for private art collectors and museums to aid the organisation and hiring of exhibitions.read more
  • TheNextWomen Innovation Summit is coming up next week

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    Next week sees the annual TheNextWomen Innovation Summit: an event aimed at promoting female entrepreneurship and the creation of an ecosystem of innovative women. The keynote speaker is none other than Neelie Kroes. The good news is that it is almost fully booked. read more
  • Startup Diaries: Student becomes 3d Printing Pioneer

    Simone Brummelhuis
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    In the Startup Diaries series, Cecile  van der Waal of Printr tells her story;Although I just started as an entrepreneur, it already feels like a lifetime. One day of working, feels like an entire week and yet I can’t believe how fast the weeks fly by. This sounds exhausting, but it gives me a lot of energy.read more
  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Europe, what is your plan as to the success of female entrepreneurs?In order to increase the economic power of developing countries, many entrepreneurial and education programmes are initiated in of developing countries that focus on women. read more
  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a meeting.read more
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    PCWorld

  • Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    A safety system that ties cars and smartphones together to stop those heart-stopping near misses between cars and pedestrians could be standardized by the end of this year.The technology involves smartphones broadcasting data over a short-range radio channel to nearby cars, so the cars can determine if a collision is likely. Unlike today’s radar-based systems, this has the ability to warn around blind corners and can alert both the driver and pedestrian.It’s being developed by engineers at Honda and was demonstrated last week at the company’s new research and development center in…
  • Windows 10 adds full support for Canadian French, Mexican Spanish

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Mexican PC owners will be able to say “hola” to Microsoft’s new operating system in a whole new way when it launches on Wednesday, thanks to language support added to Windows 10.The major update for Windows includes full localization for Mexican Spanish and Canadian French, which means that all the assets in Windows 10 have been built with those languages in mind. Windows already supported full localization of French and International Type Spanish, but the dialects added with Windows 10 each have regional differences from the languages they originated from.It’s not an unprecedented…
  • To see benefits, heath wearables must keep people engaged

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Wearable devices could be key to improving health, caring for patients with chronic diseases and understanding the impact of treatments. But there’s one snag: how do you get people to wear them?For all the hype around smartwatches and fitness bands, not everyone wants to walk around with a computer strapped to their body. Studies have shown that people who buy wearables often wear them for a few months and then toss them in a drawer and forget about them.For projects like President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, that’s a problem. So health experts got together at a…
  • Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Self-driving cars will try to avoid robot pedestrians in a simulated city as part of an effort to make real-world streets safer.M-City, a test facility that the University of Michigan opened this month in Ann Arbor, packs a range of street configurations and road conditions into a 32-acre (13-hectare) facility for testing emerging automotive technologies. The site includes stoplights, traffic circles, gravel and brick roadways and movable building facades. It will play host to some of the testing for vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) detection systems that Verizon Communications hopes to turn into…
  • NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    The U.S. National Security Agency will lose access to the bulk telephone records data it has collected at the end of November, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced Monday.Congress voted in June to rein in the NSAs mass collection of U.S. phone metadata, which includes information such as the timing and location of calls. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court then gave the NSA 180 days to wind the program down.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    theGrio

  • Confederate flag supporters reportedly interrupt black boy’s birthday party, issue threats

    theGrio
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Witnesses say a child’s birthday party was interrupted by a convoy of trucks waving Confederate rebel flags in a Georgia town. Police in Douglasville responded to what officials describe as a “large group of individuals” engaged in a “heated argument.” The group included the large convoy of trucks and residents attending a child’s birthday party. Videos shot on the scene show the aftermath of the confrontation, according to Melissa Alford, who posted the clips on Facebook. “This is a child’s birthday party,” a woman says on the video as…
  • Ralkina Jones, 37, found dead in Cleveland Heights jail cell

    Todd Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Not again. Thirty-seven-year old Ralkina Jones was found dead in her jail cell Sunday, according to Cleveland Heights police officials. Jones was arrested Friday night on domestic violence and assault charges stemming from an incident with an ex-spouse according to a Cleveland Heights police department news release.] Jones appeared lethargic Saturday evening and was transported to “HealthSpan” facility near the jail. She was evaluated by medical personnel and re-released to the Cleveland Heights jail later that night. Sunday morning, around 7:30 in the morning, Jones was found…
  • Mary Davis, 72, eldest member of Special Olympics USA and bocce veteran

    theGrio
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    An accident cost Mary Davis a couple of her fingers. But the 72-year-old says it doesn’t bother her and she’s proven just how tough she is as the oldest member of Special Olympics USA. Davis competes at bocce ball and has been playing the game and competing in the Special Olympics for more nearly 30 years. “My fingers don’t bother me,” Davis insists. “I can use them. I can cook with them. I can sweep with them. I can do anything with them. I’m never gonna stop, because I like it. I love it.” Her coach Barbara Rolf says age doesn’t matter…
  • County official urges man to better contain BBQ smoke because of neighbor’s repeated complaints

    theGrio
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Apparently, if you’re having a barbecue in Pinellas County Florida, people better not be able to tell from the smell if they are standing beyond your property line. At least, that’s what a Pinellas County environmental specialist, allegedly named Joe Graham, seems to be saying in a video originally posted to Facebook. Homeowner Scotty Jordan posted the video, which shows the specialist telling Jordan that the smoke from his barbecue must remain inside his property lines or risk violating the county’s air quality rules. “I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your…
  • Styles P opens up about daughter’s suicide in heartbreaking Instagram post

    theGrio
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Styles P, we’re here for you. The rapper provided a heartbreaking update on Instagram Sunday, revealing to his followers that his daughter Tai had recently committed suicide. “My baby girl took her life and there are no words to describe the day to day pain we have to endure,” he wrote. “[…] So I’m taking this time out to express a few things to y’all because life is short and we are not promised tomorrow.” The nearly 450-word post details some of the rapper’s accomplishments, but only for the purpose of making clear that his family is far more…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • 14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    PUBLICATION DATE: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Water in the West

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Water in the West PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 KEYWORDS: water, west, drought, climate, change, global, warming, usage, agriculture, population Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Extinction

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Extinction PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 KEYWORDS: extinction, middle, class, T-Rex, museum, economy, income, jobs, opportunity, american, dream Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Rebel Flag

    21 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Rebel Flag PUBLICATION DATE: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 KEYWORDS: Charleston, South, Carolina, Church, shooting, black, white, rebel, confederate, guns, dylann, roof, A.M.E. Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Housing Supply and Demand

    10 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Housing Supply and Demand PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 KEYWORDS: housing, supply, demand, denver, costs, availability, greater, sage, grouse, habitat, endangered, species, colorado Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Grass fire in South Dakota

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Two engines attack the north side of a fire south of Hot Springs, SD, July 27, 2015. Photo by Bill Gabbert. At about 5:15 p.m. today, July 27, engines from the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department responded to and extinguished a grass fire several miles southeast of the town east of US Highway 385 in southwest South Dakota. We were able to grab a few photos as they worked their way around it using nozzles aimed at the fire from the safety and comfort of the passenger seats of the trucks. The fire burned surprisingly well, considering it has been a very wet spring and summer in the Black…
  • Report released for short-haul extraction of firefighter with broken leg

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    A preliminary report has been released for an accident that involved a firefighter who sustained a broken leg on July 20 and was extracted by short-haul the next day. This occurred on the Gregg Creek Fire in the Willamette National Forest east of Corvallis, Oregon. Earlier, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release with some basic information, but on July 26 the Willamette National Forest, over the signature of Forest Supervisor Tracy Beck, filed a “72-Hour Preliminary Report” approximately 144 hours after the extraction. Below is the narrative and a photo…
  • Tip: how to search Wildfire Today

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    We received an email from one of our readers who said he had trouble searching for a particular topic on Fire Aviation. The bulit-in search on Fire Aviation’s and Wildfire Today’s home pages are pretty good, but not great. What works better is to use Google. Type this into a Google search box: site:wildfiretoday.com [enter your search words here, keep a space after the .com, and leave out the brackets] This works for any internet site.
  • Warnings for elevated fire danger in 6 states, July 27, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in six states, including Oregon, California, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. The map was current as of 9:48 a.m. MDT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site or this NWS site.
  • Four fighters sustain burn injuries on Lowell Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    (UPDATED at 8:38 a.m. PT, July 27, 2015) Sunday night CAL FIRE released the following additional information about the four fighters that sustained burns on July 26: Early [Sunday] evening, two CAL FIRE and two U.S. Forest Service firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County. The firefighters were airlifted from the fire and transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento. The two CAL FIRE personnel and one of the U.S. Forest Service firefighters are likely to be treated and released [Sunday] evening. The remaining U.S. Forest Service firefighter is…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Two filmmakers set out to interview El Chapo Guzmán, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels.
  • Escaping ISIS

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS.
  • Growing Up Trans

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    An intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.
  • Rape on the Night Shift

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.
  • Obama at War

    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Forty Fingers and Forty Toes in One Delivery

    Deontrea Jones
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    On Wednesday, July 15, Trent and Niki Pride from College Station became proud parents of quadruplets – three boys and one girl. Forty precious fingers and forty precious toes were welcomed at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple. The post Forty Fingers and Forty Toes in One Delivery appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Welcomes New Section Chief of Primary Care

    Katherine Voss
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock welcomes Suneel K. Vallabhaneni, M.D., as Section Chief of Primary Care Services to lead a growing team of primary care and family medicine physicians. “We’re excited that Dr. Vallabhaneni has joined us,” said Rob Watson, M.D., chief medical officer for Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Region. […] The post Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock Welcomes New Section Chief of Primary Care appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Offers Integrative Medicine Services

    Katherine Voss
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock is now offering integrative medicine services to Central Texans that include massage therapy and acupuncture at two of its regional clinics: Scott & White Clinic – Avery Ranch and Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Round Rock South. “What’s unique about this service in the greater Austin metro […] The post Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock Offers Integrative Medicine Services appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Hospital – College Station Earns Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

    Scott Clark
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Scott & White Hospital – College Station has achieved new status of Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international organization that focuses on improving care and ending heart disease. Scott & White Hospital – College Station is a part of the Baylor Scott & White Health system. Heart attacks […] The post Scott & White Hospital – College Station Earns Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • A Taxonomy of Hipster Coffee Shop Names

    Tobias
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
    The hidden taxonomy of hipster coffee shop names. LDN edition. » See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now  
  • Oil Well

    Tobias
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Almond? Olive? Sunflower? Which is the ultimate cooking oil? Our graphic visualizes every single cooking oil and grades each for health, smoke point, flavour and, um, massage suitability. »  See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now
  • Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco

    Tobias
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his method & process for great dataviz in San Francisco on Monday July 27th. Following sell-out sessions in New York & London, places are booking fast for the the SF edition of Workshops are Beautiful, which participants have described as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended”.   »  Learn more – and book your ticket – on our Workshops page. » The books Knowledge is Beautiful & Information is Beautiful
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • The Internet of Things – A Primer

    Tobias
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    By the year 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, even cows – will be connected to the internet. They’re calling this next upgrade to the web ‘The Internet of Things’. But how does it work, and why should you care? Discover the tech & meet the main players in our interactive dataviz tour. » Explore the interactive » Discover our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Supreme Court Judges Disagree on Yakub Memon’s Plea to Stop his Hanging

    Alka Anand Singh
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s petition to stop his hanging on Thursday was referred to the Chief Justice of India after sharp differences between two judges today. One of the judges, Justice Anil Dave, said Yakub’s execution should not be stopped, because “if the king doesn’t punish the guilty with red eyes then the entire sins will come on the king.” This was not acceptable to Justice Kurien Joseph, who said that there was a violation of procedure and “such technicality should not stand in the way to protect the life of a person.” The…
  • Obama meets Lucy, an ancient ‘ancestor,’ in Ethiopia

    Alka Anand Singh
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:21 am
    Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: “Lucy,” the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia. “That’s amazing,” the U.S. president said of the bones, which were brought specially for him to view from a museum to the National Palace, where he was attending a state dinner. Obama is on a two-country tour of Africa that started in Kenya, where his father was born. He arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday and returns to the United…
  • Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s Body Brought to Delhi

    Alka Anand Singh
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:11 am
    GUWAHATI: The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday in Meghalaya, has been brought to Delhi from Guwahati in Assam. The three service chiefs were present at the airport, where a guard of honour was held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to arrive. Dr Kalam, 83, collapsed after a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong last evening. The government has declared a seven-day national mourning as a mark of respect for the man known and loved across the country as the “People’s…
  • APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated cop shortly before he collapsed

    Alka Anand Singh
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam congratulated a policeman for remaining vigilant through the 100-km drive from Guwahati to Shillong shortly before he collapsed at the IIM in the Megahalaya capital and died. “As soon as he arrived at IIM-Shillong, our former President summoned one of our men who was standing throughout the 100-km drive in the pilot vehicle from the airport in Guwahati to Shillong,” said M Kharkrang, the superintendent of police of the East Khasi Hills. “The constable got scared but broke into a smile when the great man congratulated him for being alert throughout the…
  • Seven-Day State Mourning for Former President APJ Abdul Kalam but No Holiday

    Alka Anand Singh
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The Government has announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, however, there will be no holiday. “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive,” an official statement said. However, all central government offices will remain open and no holiday has been declared. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout the country where it is flown regularly and there…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • D’Aguilar is a part of the problem in the Baha Mar saga

    media
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar fails to practice Freedom of Information! Where was he when Baha Mar was filing Chapter 11? Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party Ever since Baha Mar filed for bankruptcy on the 29th June 2015, Diosinio D’Aguilar, the Baha Mar Board member and personal friend of developer Sarkis Izmerlian has been in the media with some opinion or the other, but nothing he has said to date has been helpful to a successful negotiated settlement of this contractual dispute. This evening on NB 12 was yet another example of his ill informed commentary. Mr.
  • Bahamas Department of Inland Revenue Introduces Business License Online

    media
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Nassau, Bahamas -The Department of Inland Revenue advises the public of the introduction of its new online application for Business Licence scheduled to go live on August 4th, 2015. The Online Tax Administration System (OTAS) will provide businesses with a simple, user-friendly, online application and payment system. This is the same system currently being used for Value Added Tax (VAT). The addition of the business licence section to OTAS creates a convenient online experience for business owners and taxpayers. OTAS users can easily complete business licence and VAT registrations in one…
  • Minnis tell his detractors “COME! I ga show yinner better then I can tell ya!”

    media
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Another FNM has left the ranks of the DNA and returned home under Dr. Minnis!  Former FNM Assistant Treasurer O’Brien Knowles and former FNM DNA Candidate Rodney Moncur tells Branville he can [BLANK DEY BLANK….]! Opposition Leader’s address in Bains Town & Grants Town, Centerville & Englerston last Thursday evening at Stephen Dillett Primary School. His topic was, “Transformation of the Inner City.” Photo Credit: Yontalay Bowe Knowles tell PAPA and Branville – “Yinner could kiss my #$@ I sticking with Dr. Hubert Minnis and the FNM”! Nassau,…
  • Baha Mar should know it presently owes scores of small BAHAMIAN contractors and refuses to pay them!

    media
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Sarkis Izmirlian the man who not even the FBI can find. WHERE IS SARKIS HIDING? Baha Mar issues another trick statement asking China to hire Bahamian Contractors – BAHA Mar must think Bahamians are fool? Nassau, Bahamas (July 27, 2015) – Baha Mar Ltd. issued the following statement with regard to CCA Bahamas’ (“CCA”) press release dated July 26: “It is interesting that when a very viable proposal is put forward by Baha Mar Ltd. to the Export-Import Bank of China—a proposal which provides for a significant equity infusion by the Izmirlian family to complete and open Baha Mar…
  • PM Delivers Keynote Address @ CANTO | Miami, Florida

    media
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie addressing CANTO. The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie delivers the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of The Caribbean Association Of National Telecomms Operators (CANTO) 31st Conference in Miami at the Hyatt Regency, where BTC CEO Leon Williams served as the Master of Ceremonies and Vice Chairman. Prime Minister of The Bahamas Rt. Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, M.P. Keynote Speaker CANTO 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show at Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel Sunday, 26th July, 2015. Theme: “Improving Lives through Broadband…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • In Bid to Take Attention from Trump, Other Fifteen Hopefuls Release Joint Sex Tape

    Andy Borowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what critics are calling a desperate attempt to draw the media’s attention away from Donald Trump, the other fifteen candidates for the Republican nomination have released a joint sex tape.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Comment from the August 3, 2015, IssueDaily Cartoon: Monday, July 27thRepublicans Release Debate Format
  • Amnesty in Brooklyn

    Doreen St. Félix
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Shaquana James is due to give birth any day now. Over the past few months, she has restricted herself from frivolous movement and rarely left her home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to go anywhere but her doctor’s office. But in June she saw a Facebook post about Begin Again, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s new initiative offering city residents a chance to work with an on-site attorney and judge to resolve open arrest warrants for low-level offenses. James asked her mother to accompany her to Begin Again’s first event, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, on…
  • How Dick Cheney Looked on 9/11

    Mattathias Schwartz
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    On October 13, 1806, Hegel, the German philosopher, looked out his window and saw Napoleon ride by on a horse. “I saw the Emperor—this world-soul—riding out of the city on reconnaissance,” he wrote that night, in a letter to a friend. “It is indeed a wonderful sensation to see such an individual, who, concentrated here at a single point, astride a horse, reaches out to the world and masters it.”See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Torture in a Dick Cheney MinuteCheney Calls for International Ban on Torture ReportsCheney: “No Fair” That Obama Gets to Bomb Syria
  • Turning Bridges Into Music

    Lance Richardson
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Several months ago, Di Mainstone, a British artist, filmed a woman walking onto the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which stretches more than seven hundred feet across the Avon Gorge in Bristol, England. The woman wore a cream faux-leather cape, sewn late the night before, and she carried a blue bag on the end of a long pole.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:The Startling Blast of “Rock Around the Clock,” Sixty Years LaterTaylor Swift Girl Gang Entrance ExamMiles Davis’s Boldest Heights
  • Does the Supreme Court Need a Code of Conduct?

    Lincoln Caplan
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his annual report about the state of the federal judiciary to defend the probity of his Court colleagues. He was responding to members of Congress, experts in legal ethics, and legal advocacy groups who wanted the Court to be subject to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, which applies to all other federal judges.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Can American Apparel Afford to Keep Making Clothes in the U.S.?The Mission of a Female Power BreakerBar Officially Cannot Be Lowered
 
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  • Finnish peacekeepers in Iraq to train Kurdish fighters

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Some 17 members of the Finnish contingent participating in the United States-led training mission travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan this week. Operations leader Petri Hulkko said that the remaining 30 peacekeepers will leave Finland by Friday to join them, bringing the team total to 47."The main camp isn’t ready yet but accommodation and cafeteria services are. The base camp will be ready in two to three weeks," Hulkko told Yle in a phone interview.The aim of the training mission is to develop the fighting skills of Peshmerga forces battling extreme Islamist IS militants in northern…
  • Finn elected committee chair of global food organisation

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Kati Partanen, a member of the board of directors at the agricultural union MTK, has been chosen as the new chair of the women's committee of the World Farmers' Association. The WFO is an international organisation, which the United Nations is also a member of through its specialised agencies."It is estimated that up to 80 percent of the food produced in Africa is cultivated by women," Partanen says. "And yet women's rights in property and land ownership are nonexistent in many developing countries."While some laws and regulations may promote equality on paper, enforcing…
  • Sausage recalled over unlabelled cheese content

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    The Tampere-based company said Tuesday that the spicy grilling sausage may contain cheese that is not indicated on the product label. The packaging shows a latest recommended usage date of 12.8.2015. Retailers of the sausage have been advised to withdraw the lot from sale.Tapola said that a small quantity of a different sausage that contains cheese inadvertently found its way into the lot of grilling sausages during the packaging stage, so the cheese content is not noted on the label.  It noted that the cheese could make the product unsafe for individuals with dairy allergies.The recall…
  • Police: Asylum seeker situation "chaotic"

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    Police in southwest Finland say they’ve been hard pressed trying to deal with a larger than usual influx of asylum seekers.“The situation in Turku is quite chaotic. It’s become impossible and all records are being broken,” said Superintendent Stephan Sundqvist of the southwest Finland police district.Sundqvist explained that as of early July the number of self-proclaimed refugees entering the country has already exceeded the total for last year.“There’s been a clear acceleration of the pace since spring. At the moment we still can’t estimate whether the number of applicants in…
  • Tuesday's papers: Finns MPs react to racism claims, university major quotas, Sleeper dunked

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Reactions to MP Olli Immonen's remarks on Facebook, perceived as racist by many and engendering a call for a criminal investigation, have filled the headlines in Finnish media for three days straight, with Finns Party chair Timo Soini speaking out at last on Monday. This morning's papers feature the verbatim reactions of Immonen's fellow MPs – who top daily Helsingin Sanomat says are "confused" by their colleague's "warlike" rhetoric.Some choice reactions in the paper include stern backlash – such as Tom Packalén's stance that Immonen ought not be allowed to continue…
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    Deadline

  • ‘Frozen’ A Mixed Blessing For Licensed Merchandise As Business Changes – Report

    David Lieberman
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hard to imagine that anyone in the licensed merchandise business would have a bad word to say about Disney’s huge success selling Frozen-related toys, clothing and other merchandise. But many people consider it “both a blessing and a curse,” according to the latest annual industry study from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). On the plus side, the broad array of stuff with images or connections to the film “brought the understanding…
  • Trevor Noah, Chelsea Handler, John Travolta Coming To TCA!

    Lisa de Moraes
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Summer TV Press Tour 2015, or TCA as it's often called in honor of the TV Critics Association whose members swarm the semi-annual confab, promises to be especially yeasty. Sure, it has its usual post-Comic-Con challenges. What with that San Diego fan-fest having wrapped two full weeks earlier, TCA organizers understandably wonder if the media will again clamor to hear Kurt Sutter discuss making a cameo in full prosthetic makeup on his The Bastard Executioner’s first…
  • Zodiak And Banijay Complete Merger To Create Pan-Euro Giant

    alirjaafar
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    After weeks of speculation, Zodiak and Banijay have now confirmed their merger, in the process creating a pan-Euro production giant with revenues in the $1 billion ballpark. The new company will now have a footprint in more than 18 territories producing entertainment across a broad range of program genres including drama, reality, docu-drama, children's and animation. Banijay owns U.S.-based Bunim/Murray (Keeping Up With The Kardashians) and Stephen David Entertainment (Th…
  • BBC3’s ‘Thirteen’ Cast Set; ‘Orphan Black’ Producer Has New Backer – Global Briefs

    Nancy Tartaglione
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    BBC Three's five-part drama, Thirteen, has set Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary) as the lead in the series that starts shooting this week in Bristol. She’ll play Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar that’s been her prison for the last 13 years. Returning home to her family and to her life, this is only the beginning of the story. Also starring are Aneurin Barnard (War And Peace), Richard Rankin (From Darkness), Valene Kane (The Fall), Natasha Little (Wol…
  • ITV Half-Year Earnings Rise Amid Dip In UK Viewing; ITV Studios Profits Up 18%

    Nancy Tartaglione
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    The home of Downton Abbey will lose that flagship show at the end of the year, but growth at ITV continues across the board with double-digit profit increases in each sector — and the outlook is positive. Despite a 4% drop in UK viewership, there was a 5% hike in advertising revenues in the half-year ended June 30, and a 6% increase is expected on the horizon through September. Total revenues for the broadcaster and aggressively acquisitive content company were £1.356B…
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    The Conversation

  • Animal research: varying standards are leading to bad science

    Lauren Emily Wright, Postdoctoral Researcher in Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism at University of Padua
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How an animal is treated can actually affect research results. Understanding Animal Research/Flickr , CC BY-SAScientific research sometimes requires the use of animals. It’s a fact. And as long as that is the case, we need to do everything in our power to minimise the distress for laboratory animals. This is not just for the sake of the animals, but also for the sake of science itself. We know that the quality of life of an animal can actually affect its physiology and, thereby, the research data. But unfortunately, the standards of animal care vary greatly across countries and even across…
  • Cracking down on food waste means paying attention to sell-by dates

    Naresh Magan, Professor of Applied Mycology at Cranfield University
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Waste not, want not. US Department of Agriculture, CC BYNew French legislation has made it illegal for supermarkets to dispose of, or destroy, unsold foodstuffs. The law was introduced to tackle the epidemic of waste alongside food poverty. Supermarkets must now donate unwanted food to charities or for use as animal feed. Arash Derambarsh, the French campaigner who kickstarted the change in legislation, is now turning his attention to the rest of the world. The food waste legislation is tabled to be discussed at the next autumn G20 meeting. In the UK, where levels of food waste are anything…
  • How to respond to an allegation of sexual assault

    Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology at Durham University
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    New York MagazineThis week’s New York Magazine surely has its most poignant cover ever, in a piece of remarkable journalism. With the caption: “the unwelcome sisterhood”, the cover shows black and white photographs of 35 of the 46 women whose sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby span five decades. One of the women, Barbara Bowman, aged just 17 and trying to make it to the next level in her career at the time of the alleged assaults, describes the feelings about what was happening to her and the invisible bars that she felt trapped by. She said: I could have walked down any…
  • Inside Out and the democracy of the modern mind

    Thomas Dixon, Reader in History at Queen Mary University of London
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    ©2015 Disney•PixarAs we drove to our local cinema to see Inside Out, my five year-old son asked me: “So what is this film going to be about?” “Feelings,” I said, “the feelings that live inside our heads”. He thought for a moment, before replying: “That sounds pretty boring.” It’s true that I could have done better with the pitch, but the film held his attention, and mine, and gave us both a few laughs. While my son giggled at the good old-fashioned slapstick, I could chuckle knowingly at references to Freud, evolutionary psychology and the emotional turmoil of puberty.
  • Our lip-reading technology promises to make hearing aids more human

    Amir Hussain, Personal chair in cognitive computation at University of Stirling
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    It's written on your face. ShutterstockHearing aids can be lifelines for people with hearing loss. But their limitations can mean that, in particularly noisy environments, users cannot exploit the best of the existing technology. Most new hearing aid designs just make small improvements to microphones, power efficiency and noise filtering. We propose an entirely new approach. My colleagues and I are working as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Stirling University, which includes a psychologist and a clinical scientist and is supported by a hearing aid manufacturer. Our aim is to…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Digital Humanities: Emory Digital Scholarship Center Launches Belfast Group Poetry Networks Interactive Resource

    Gary Price
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The following resource went live earlier this month and includes a number of data visualization tools. From Emory University in Atlanta: A new website called Belfast Group Poetry Networks will make it easier to understand the connections between Irish writers, particularly members of the mid-1960s Belfast Group, using open-source software created by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). Belfast Group Poetry Networks provides an interactive way to explore the poets’ literary and social networks, based on correspondence, shared poems at workshops, and mentions of names and…
  • Since 2004-05 School Year, 43% Fewer School Librarians Working in Ohio Public Schools

    Gary Price
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    From the The Columbus Dispatch: In the past 10 years, the number of librarians, or full-time equivalents, in Ohio public schools has dropped by 43 percent, from 1,628 in the 2004-05 school year to 923 in the 2013-14 year, according to the Ohio Department of Education. [Clip] Many school districts are replacing licensed librarians with aides, volunteers or substitute teachers. Those replacements often aren’t qualified to teach subjects such as media literacy and database research, or aren’t licensed to teach at all. [Clip] “Some school administrators believe that students have access to…
  • New Online: U.S. State Department Releases “2015 Trafficking in Persons” Report

    Gary Price
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    From the State Department Web Site: The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP…
  • The British Library and National Library of Israel Announce Partnership to Digitize Hebrew Manuscripts

    Gary Price
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    From a  Joint Announcement: As part of the National Library of Israel’s International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel (Jerusalem) and the British Library (London) are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement providing for the digitization of at least 860 Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, in addition to 1,250 already being digitized and made available through an earlier project funded by The Polonsky Foundation. Through these two projects, all 3,200 manuscripts in the British Library’s…
  • DC Public Library’s Fabrication Lab and Studio Lab Featured in New Article

    Gary Price
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    The Labs at DC Public Library are discussed (as well as two other lab spaces in the DC metro) in a new 1700 word article in Washington City Paper titled, “At the D.C. Public Library, You Can Laser Cut, 3-D Print, and Record Music for Free.” From the Article DCPL staffers visited the Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral MakerSpace, which has a similar focus on A/V and creative tools, to inspire the MLK Library workshops. “Librarianship is changing,” Kerelchuk says. Libraries are shifting their goals in response to patrons’ needs. Providing reading material is still at the…
 
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    17 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
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  • 100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States (PDF) Source: Energy & Environmental Science This study presents roadmaps for each of the 50 United States to convert their all-purpose energy systems (for electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry) to ones powered entirely by wind, water, and sunlight […]
  • Improved Interactions Drive Gen Y Increase in Auto Insurance Satisfaction

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Improved Interactions Drive Gen Y Increase in Auto Insurance Satisfaction Source: J.D. Power Gen Y[1] customers are the driving force behind an increase in overall auto insurance satisfaction due to improvement across all customer service interaction channels, the largest contributor to the customer experience, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Auto Insurance StudySM released […]
  • Building Millennials’ Financial Health Via Financial Capability

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Building Millennials’ Financial Health Via Financial Capability (PDF) Source: University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Today’s young adults, referred to as Millennials born between the early 1980’s and 2000’s, are coming of age in an economy unlike any other. 1 The macroeconomic conditions of the Great Recession from approximately 2007 to 2011 systematically undermined […]
  • Health care fraud and abuse enforcement: Relationship scrutiny

    fulltextreports
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Health care fraud and abuse enforcement: Relationship scrutiny Source: Deloitte Where is fraud and abuse enforcement headed in health care? One emerging area of interest is relationship scrutiny. Relationships can be complex in the business of health care: tracking and analyzing them is an important part of minimizing the fraud and abuse that may result […]
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Jobs program helps participants get back on track and stay working

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    by Jennifer Conlin, TheWeigh Just at the moment when Dewayne Clay – an ex-offender – felt he was getting his life back on track, an incident at work nearly derailed his future once again. But thanks to a program run by Community Ventures (CV), an innovative, economic development initiative coordinated by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Clay, 35, is now nothing short of a success story. The innovative, economic development initiative helps structurally unemployed individuals pursue career opportunities at Michigan companies in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac. CV came to…
  • How Talmer Bank’s homebuyer incentive helped one resident come home to Detroit

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    By E.B. Allen, Neighborhood News Hub Jay Meeks and his cat “Paper” are, literally, right at home on Detroit’s west side. Closing in on the one-year anniversary of his summer 2014 purchase, Meeks says he’s enjoying the benefits of a three-bedroom, tudor-inspired house on Ohio Street just five houses away from Marygrove College. Meeks, 30, is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University and glad to have benefited from the lower cost of his house, which he bought through a Talmer Bank program devoting $1 million in forgivable loans to bidders on renovated houses in the area. After…
  • GM Student Corps, Life Remodeled will transform Osborn High School this summer

    M Lapham
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ten GM Student Corps interns will be in school this summer not because they messed up, but rather to clean up. These kids will be at their school, Osborn High, to clean and remodel. Mentored by GM retirees, the interns are part of a program aimed at beautification projects that are planned and executed by the students in their schools and communities. These kids will be part of an overall makeover in the east side community expected to attract 12,000 volunteers early next month. The program is now in its third year. Osborn High School Students will do a little bit of everything including…
  • Innovation takes center stage when Maker Faire returns to The Henry Ford July 25-26

    M Lapham
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Detroit put the world on wheels more than a century ago so it seems only logical that today’s inventors want what they make to shake the world as well. They can as the mechanical might of the mind spreads out at The Henry Ford again this year when Maker Faire Detroit returns July 25-26. Once again there will be new projects and new displays open to the public from those who innovate everything from robotics and electronics to food and fashion. In addition, more than 70 new makers will debut their inventions. Those with nostalgic memories of Hot Wheels may find interest in the three-story…
  • Michigan Opera Theatre takes a summer road trip to three Detroit locations July 21-23

    M Lapham
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Picture this … a calm summer night where you just sit outside and listen to sweet music. The Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) will bring this slice of Americana to you. From July 21-23 it will put on outdoor performances with selections from opera and Broadway. Gross Pointe War Memorial The series will start at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Tuesday, July 21 with a free concert. The kickoff show will start at 7:00 pm and feature artists from the MOT’s Department of Community Programs and soprano Angela Theis. The performance at the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 pm will act…
 
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    BitShare

  • Companies Bringing Digital Currency To Mainstream Use

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    For many people who work in technology, the idea of Bitcoin has remained something of a joke since its emergence a few years back. While most will acknowledge that the underlying concepts are significant, the idea of Bitcoin as a mainstream resource or a disruptive new currency will still cause many to chuckle or roll their eyes. Yet, as someone who works as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, I’ve developed a different outlook over the past year or so. I agree that many still overstate the ultimate potential or significance of Bitcoin in global finance, but it has become clear…
  • Periodic Table of Remittances (Infographic)

    12 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    Faisal Khan, a banking, payments, and fintech consultant, just published a neat periodical table of money transfer businesses (remittances). He claims it to be the first of it’s kind, and I haven’t seen any like it, so kudos to him for putting this table together. The table has the usual players such as Visa, Western Union, and PayPal. It also has emerging players such as Venmo. But what I find the most interesting, is the large list of Bitcoin remittance businesses that are changing the way money is transferred; with Bitcoin, no longer are you bound by traditional fiat money…
  • Bitcoin explained in under 20 seconds (narrated by Keanu Reeves)

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Here is a brief explanation of what Bitcoin is in the Alex Winter documentary The Deep Web, narrated by actor Keanu Reeves. The Deep Web is a film about Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road, and Bitcoin. The film explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law. Find more information about the Deep Web Movie at http://www.deepwebthemovie.comRelated: Russell Brand speaks briefly on Ross Ulbricht sentencing and Silk Road
  • Protecting your privacy on the web

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    “You can’t have 100% security, while still having 100% privacy." – President Obama in 2013, when speaking about the NSA’s surveillance program that Edward Snowden blew the whistle on which was secretly spying and data mining people’s private information. And it is true, it today’s modern government, you cannot have 100% privacy out-of-the-box, but you can achieve it with a little extra work on your end if you care about your freedom of privacy.If you don’t care about this, you can stop reading now. For those that do value their freedom of privacy and want to protect…
  • Russell Brand speaks briefly on Ross Ulbricht sentencing and Silk Road

    4 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    The very opinionated Russell Brand made a video speaking out about the recent harsh sentencing of Ross Ulbricht, the operator of the now shut down Silk Road marketplace. Many believe, including myself, that Ulbricht received a very harsh and unjust sentencing for his role in the Silk Road. In the end, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole. Why? Well Brand goes into some of the nuances of what some might perceive as a very big power struggle that is happening right now between the government and internet activists/hackers/programmers/anyone that can use the web…
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    SWNS

  • Moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted Australian fan who tells him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he goes out to bat

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is the moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted an Australian fan who told him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he went out to bat in an Ashes Test (Marcus Naughton/SWNS) This is the moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted an Australian fan who told him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he went out to bat in an Ashes Test. Ozzie supporter Marcus Naughton fired off the cheeky joke to the all-rounder during a crucial clash at Lords. Broad was walking through the famous ‘Long Room’ to head onto the field in pads – but Australian Marcus told him he…
  • Safe as houses? Market muddles muddy the water

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    The property market in the UK is constantly changing (file picture / Flickr / oatsy40) There is nothing as safe and predictable as bricks and mortar – so the theory goes. But the news, announced this week by Rightmove that the British housing market has experienced an unexpected shift with house prices falling in London and rising in the South East. Coupled with the governor of the bank of England predicting interest rate rises and the overall market seemingly fragmenting has opened up the fear that the accepted wisdom may not be quite as dependable as it once was. Before we get too…
  • Is Middlesbrough’s super casino out of luck?

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:42 am
    The fate of Middlesbrough’s super casino looks to be in doubt after the city’s mayor said it’s “unlikely” developers or investors will double down on the ambitious project. According to report by Gazette Live, Mayor Dave Budd is less than optimistic when it comes to the future of the £32 million project. In contrast, however, the local council was quick to put out a statement countering Budd’s move and asserted that the project isn’t completely out of luck. Two Years on and No Progress Jomast, the developer initially slated to work on the glittering…
  • The best family activities for summer 2015 in Britain

    SWNS Reporter
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    The school holidays might seem like the best thing ever for the kids, but for us parents it’s something of a nightmare; especially when they start saying those three words…”I’m so bored.” At this point, it’s apparently our duty to entertain them in some way or another, yet cleaning their bedrooms and shopping for the food that THEY eat isn’t on their list of things to do… strange that. Over the years you might have tried several different ways of entertaining them from summer camps to packing them off to a friend’s house for the day or night just to give them a change of…
  • What does Sun Cream and Manuka honey have in common?

    SWNS Reporter
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    What does Sun Cream and Manuka honey have in common ? More than you might think ! Sun cream and Manuka honey are the only two products on sale in your local supermarket, which display an activity number on the front of pack. The higher the number the stronger the activity, or so consumers are told ! There is huge confusion over the labeling of sun cream and Manuka honey and both industries are being lobbied to encourage manufactures to use one clear rating system. With sun cream there has been significant confusion between SPF, UVB and UVA ratings. Recently the industry has recognized that…
 
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    EURweb

  • Rapper Styles P Reveals Daughter Committed Suicide

    Qwest7
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    *Styles P may be one of the toughest rappers in the game, but The LOX member displayed another side of himself while revealing that his daughter committed suicide last month. Taking to Instagram, Styles P opened up about the situation on social media, according to Design&Trend. “I rarely speak on my personal issues and I usually […]
  • Hulk Hogan Wonders Why Obama Can Use N-Word and Not Him in Retweet

    Qwest7
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    *The backlash over Hulk Hogan using the N-word multiple times on a sex tape has netted the pro wrestling icon a fair share of critics as well as those willing to forgive him for what happened. But the Hulkster is still playing with fire as he retweeted a comment from a supporter that brings President […]
  • Joe Jackson Alert, Feeling Good After Stroke, Heart Attacks

    EurPublisher
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    *At 87, Joe Jackson has turned into the iron man, so to speak. We say that because he’s doing well after a series of medical emergencies … so well in fact we hear he’s he’s cracking jokes in his hospital bed. On Sunday we reported that he suffered a stroke and partial blindness. Well that […]
  • Stan Sheppard: ‘Why Do A&R Directors Positions Still Exist?’

    EurPublisher
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:49 am
    *The major recording companies in the U.S. have shrunk by 50% within the last 10 years. Only Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Records still exist. Most of the smaller companies have been gobbled up years ago and labels like Motown Records, Capitol Records and Def Jam are nothing more now than glorified “Production Companies.” Major record companies use […]
  • Dr. Rosie Milligan: It’s Time for Black Leadership to Make Sense

    Larry Buford
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    *The NAACP’s plan for marching to the Capitol on August 1, 2015 is a “BUNCH OF BULL ****.” It’s a bunch of bull and a waste of time, money and energy. The jobs are not at the Capitol. If you want to march, then march downtown to your city, county, state and federal building; and […]
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    Evening Express

  • More than 100 jobs at risk at North Sea drilling firm

    Ewan Cameron
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    A drilling contractor is in consultation with staff over redundancies after two rigs were stacked following a decline in oil price. Ensco told staff the decision – which could see up to 117 members of staff let go – was made in response to the “lack of future contract activity”. For the full story, visit […] The post More than 100 jobs at risk at North Sea drilling firm appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Virgin Money profits leap on higher mortgage lending

    Press Association
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    Virgin Money saw its profits jump in the first six months of the year as the lender boosted its share of the mortgage market. The Newcastle-based group said its underlying profits beat City expectations, leaping by 37% to £81.8 million in the half year to the end of June, driven by its new mortgage business, […] The post Virgin Money profits leap on higher mortgage lending appeared first on Evening Express.
  • David Cameron embraces flower power during visit to Singapore

    Press Association
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    David Cameron has been honoured with an orchid in his name during his visit to Singapore. The Papilionanda David Cameron is described as “robust and free flowering”, with petals in a shade of blue – an appropriate colour for a Tory prime minister – although they appeared closer to purple. A similar honour was bestowed […] The post David Cameron embraces flower power during visit to Singapore appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Microsoft to launch Windows 10, with new web browser Edge

    Press Association
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Windows 10, the biggest update Microsoft has ever made to its computer software, is set to launch tonight. The new software will be the first to work across all Windows-powered devices, from smartphones to tablets and desktop computers, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox One games console. Microsoft is also introducing a new web browser – […] The post Microsoft to launch Windows 10, with new web browser Edge appeared first on Evening Express.
  • UK trials for machine which scans and kills cancer

    Press Association
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    A revolutionary machine that scans and kills cancer at the same time is to be tested on patients in the UK. Experts say the MR-Linac machine to be installed at two centres in Surrey and Manchester could open up a new era in highly-personalised radiotherapy. The machine combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning and tumour-busting […] The post UK trials for machine which scans and kills cancer appeared first on Evening Express.
 
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Photo Exhibit Presents Historical Story of Port of Long Beach

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The amazing true story of the Port of Long Beach will come to life in Port Town: A Historical Photo Exhibit, which starts a three-month run at the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Ave., with a Bixby Knolls First Fridays event on Friday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Read the rest of Photo Exhibit Presents Historical Story of Port of Long Beach
  • CSULB Receives $4.45 Million Grant For The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has announced it has received a $4.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the next five years (2015-20) of its Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. The funding will utilize RISE to create a pipeline of CSULB students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who will go on to enter Ph.D. programs in related fields and become biomedical researchers.Read the rest of CSULB Receives $4.45 Million Grant For The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program
  • Long Beach Playhouse Holding Open Call Auditions For Hot L Baltimore

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Long Beach Playhouse is proud to announce open call auditions for The Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, directed by Mitchell Nunn. Hot L Baltimore will run from  9/26/2015 – 10/24/2015 on Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Thursday and Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events. This is a Non Union, Community Theatre production. No pay. Audition Dates Open Call Dates: August 3 & 4 Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Long Beach Playhouse Callbacks Date and Time: August 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, by invitation only. Rehearsals Date and…
  • LBPD Invites Residents to Join in on The 32nd Annual National Night Out

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Long Beach Police Department would like to invite neighbors, community groups, and businesses to join them in celebrating in the 32nd Annual National Night Out, on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.Read the rest of LBPD Invites Residents to Join in on The 32nd Annual National Night Out
  • Contemporary Ballet Company Plans New, Classic Works for Summer Performance

    Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Contemporary ballet company Kenneth Walker Dance Project will perform for one night only in August. After a successful 10th year of presenting dance in Los Angeles, contemporary ballet company Kenneth Walker Dance Project announces a summer performance of new works and familiar audience favorites. KWDP, known for its eclectic repertoire, wit, and charm, is an audience and critic and favorite in the burgeoning Los Angeles dance scene. August 16 will be an evening of dance that includes the company premiere of Rito Transcendente and the world premiere of The Folly of Staring at the Sea. KWDP…
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money. Najib is under increasing pressure over leaked confidential documents that allegedly show that money from state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts. The Prime Minister announced over national television Tuesday that his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will be replaced by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who will retain his portfolio home…
  • Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

    Murray Hunter
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Pic: AP. When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene. Historically, prostitution on the Malay Peninsula had served loggers, tin miners and seamen, over the last 200 years. Prostitution was limited to certain areas in Georgetown, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kauntan, and in KL itself. However, over the last few years, these areas have expanded with the mushrooming of massage parlors…
  • South Korean PM says MERS threat over; no new cases in 3 weeks

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    A Chinese tourist wears a mask as she visits Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul earlier this year. Pic: AP. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn says the country is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May. Hwang in a meeting with policymakers on Tuesday urged people to return to normal as the country hasn’t seen a new MERS case in more than three weeks and there is no longer anyone isolated at hospitals and homes for treatment. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was discovered in 2012 and the cases had…
  • Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

    Asian Correspondent Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Migrant workers return to a trawler with baskets after unloading fish following a fishing trip in the Gulf of Thailand. Pic: AP. By Fergal Barry-Murphy The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. Thailand, downgraded with Malaysia last year because of pervasive labor abuses in its lucrative fishing industry, remained at Tier 3, the Trafficking in Persons…
  • Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua province

    AP News
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday (2141 GMT) and was centered 247 kilometers (153 miles) west of Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua. Its depth was measured at 52.9 kilometers (32.8 miles) beneath the remote mountainous region of the island. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire.” A massive…
 
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  • Khiva Live

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    As mentioned in the latest post, Khiva got its name by unusually pleasing water for drinking. So, the fact that they also call the city as a gateway to the desert may surprise you a bit… What you can do in this case is simply enjoy the video tour to that wonderful city and find […]
  • Khey Vah!

    admin
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    I am pretty sure that even if you did not understand exactly what the title means, you must have felt that it was an expression of pleasure. Interesting, is it not? What does it have to do with our today’s destination? The thing is, we are traveling to the next region of Uzbekistan, the beautiful […]
  • More on Shahrisabz

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Shahrisabz is one of the most ancient cities in Uzbekistan. According to historical data, the city existed even 200 years ago. It witnessed the greatest events, including the battles of Alexander the Great, persian kings, including Dariy and Kir, etc. Now it is a cute little city, which can be proud of its own industries, […]
  • Tamerlan’s Motherland

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Talking about the motherland of Amir Temur, I could do nothing but also mention the special place, where this famous individual was actually born. He was born in 1336 in Shahrisabz. He spent his childhood and teenage years. From the very beginning of his rulings, he gathered the best architects, who built variety of palaces, […]
  • Last Touch

    admin
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    I could not move on to the next topic without one more beautiful tour to the holy city of Bukhara. I am pretty sure that you will also like this little gift from me. Below is one of the greatest videos, which demonstrates the ancient city, its precious archtectural masterpieces. In fact, it is not […]
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  • Voices from the Middle East the Israeli & Palestinian Narratives of New Story Leadership 2

    mgopin
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
                        I am at 29:15-43:29. and then a lot in the Q and A. Please watch, I was good that day. I highly recommend the whole video, as there were so many inspiring voices from young Palestine and Israel, each one of them a courageous and amazing person. And Mohammed Cherkoui from The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution was really great as well. Mmmm, watching this now this is more organized than i thought. It is funny I speak without notes, and it does not feel organized…
  • New Story Leadership for the Middle East

    mgopin
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
                        I was searching for the event of a few days ago, and realized I never saw this video from last year. It is good, except someone should tell the speaker to stop crinking his neck just because he was trying to make a good point. Then I looked back at family pictures and realized that many Gopins do this with their necks in public. genetics is weird, but enjoy the talk  If you are having trouble viewing the video on this site, please click: here
  • THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS NEED TO TALK: AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

    mgopin
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
                        THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS NEED TO TALK: AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN   In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.   As an analyst my…
  • DEMOCRACY QUESTIONED

    mgopin
    6 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
                        Democracy is short-lived without an enlightened electorate, an enlightened electorate cannot be achieved without an effective education for enlightenment, and an effective education for enlightenment has yet to be developed. The most dangerous thing to the history of democracies is not taking fools seriously. This is the fruit of their labor and one day it may deprive us of a home.
  • A YOUNG MUSLIM AMERICAN COUPLE WHO NEVER SAW THEIR WEDDING PICTURES

    mgopin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
                        The couple from Chapel Hill never saw a photo, From their wedding, Because it just arrived, Upon their murder. So if you want young people to die, shot in the head, in a grave, keep yourselves polarized, keep fighting for your side. Keep up with proxy wars, And real wars. But if you have a tendency, Upon the death of the young, To feel a little sick, To see through sleepless eyes, Their love, As they gaze into each others’ eyes, For the last time, If their religion, if…
 
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  • Delta's Posh New Upgrade: Private Jet

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    For frequent flyers who'd like to feel wealthy for a day, Delta's got a new upgrade that will cost the shirts off their backs yet still feel like a pretty big bang for the buck. For $300 to $800 a flight, "high-value customers" who've achieved elite or "medallion" status in...
  • Dad Ordered to Leave Prison, Son May Take His Place

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Juan Silva Sr. was yesterday ordered to leave prison, though he's just one year into his five-year sentence for a fatal 2013 hit-and-run. His 22-year-old son, Juan Silva, is about to take his place. The reason? The 43-year-old Milwaukee man gave a false confession to protect his son, who has...
  • Hundreds Sick From Cilantro Grown in Feces-Strewn Fields

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The US is banning some Mexican cilantro thanks to the appalling conditions health officials recently found at multiple cilantro fields two hours southeast of Mexico City. Human feces and toilet paper have been found in the growing fields in Puebla, and the general lack of sanitation for workers has been...
  • What You Earn Is Tied to How You Drink

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Overall, roughly two in three Americans drink alcohol—which has been true historically since 1939. But dig a little deeper and drinking habits vary widely among some Americans, particularly between those who are wealthy (eight in 10 drink) and those who are not (only five in 10 do), reports Gallup...
  • NATO Holds 5th-Ever Emergency Meeting

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in an emergency session today to gauge the threat ISIS poses to Turkey and the debated actions Turkish authorities are taking in response. The extraordinary meeting at NATO headquarters was requested by Turkey under Article 4 of...
 
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    Capital News

  • Obama condemns African leaders who won’t give up power

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    “When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife, as we’ve seen in Burundi”/FILEADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 28 – Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power, as he made the first address to the African Union by a US leader. “Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end,” Obama said in a speech at the AU’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. “No one should be president for…
  • Obama says US stands with Africa against terror, conflict

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Members of the Ethiopian Defense Forces Band await the arrival of US President Barack Obama for a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27/AFPADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul 28 – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States stood with Africa to defeat terrorism and end conflict, warning that the continent’s progress will “depend on security and peace”. “As Africa stands against terror and conflict, I want you to know the United States stands with you,” Obama said in a speech to the African Union, highlighting threats…
  • Taiwan food company boss jailed over ‘gutter oil’ scandal

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Hundreds of tonnes of cakes, bread, instant noodles, cookies, steamed buns and dumplings had to be removed from shelves in Taiwan and Hong Kong when the case surfaced, authorities said/FILETAIPEI, Taiwan, Jul 28 – A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a “gutter oil” scandal that gripped the island’s food industry and brought down a minister. Yeh Wen-hsiang, chairman of Chang Guann Co, was also fined Tw$50 million ($1.6 million) for his part in selling on 243 tonnes of tainted oil collected from cookers,…
  • Libya court sentences Gaddafi’s son, eight aides to death

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:38 am
    Journalists watch as the judges (unseen), question Seif al-Islam, the son of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, broadcasted live from the western city of Zintan, from inside a room in Tripoli on June 22, 2014/AFPTRIPOLI, Libya, Jul 28 – A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Gaddafi’s last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also among those sentenced to death. Seif al-Islam was not in court because he is…
  • Britain’s Lord Sewel resigns after ‘taking drugs with prostitutes’

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    Lord John Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after a newspaper published footage of him allegedly snorting cocaine with prostitutes/AFPLondon, Jul 28 – A British politician resigned from the House of Lords Tuesday after a newspaper published footage of him allegedly snorting cocaine with prostitutes. Lord John Sewel, 69, apologised for the “pain and embarrassment” he had caused after the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun newspaper published pictures of him apparently wearing an orange bra as he chatted to two sex workers. Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into his…
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    A to Z News

  • Ellen Pao CEO of Reddit could not resist the revolt of users

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    The dismissal of an employee of the company prompted a chorus of protest, hate speech and insults against the chief executive Ellen Pao. His departure has rekindled the debate on the limits of online comments and gender equality.They called it the "Reddit Revolt". Various forums and sub-categories of forums American site Reddit - where users can write or publish links that are voted by the community - were closed by the moderators in protest against the dismissal of an employee. Victoria Taylor was in charge of coordinating a series entitled Ask Me Anything / AMA  (Ask Me Anything), a…
  • The technology sector will grow strongly in 2015

    Aswin
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    The technology remains a growth engine. According to a Credit and Surety, some innovative technologies will grow to double digits this year.We live in a digital age where information and communications technology permeate all sectors. In this context, the growth of new technologies is a logical consequence.According to the report 'Market monitor. Focus on the ICT performance and outlook ' , prepared by Credit & Surety, the sector will grow . In addition, some innovative technologies such as cloud computing will even double-digit growth in 2015. In fact, IDC published this week that the…
  • Natural gas tariffs of last resort down Wednesday a 3% average

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    The decrease is due to lower raw material. It adds to those made in April (2.51%) and in January (3.11%). Access fees have not changed since January, but has dropped the price of gas; in Spain there are 7.5 million consumers of natural gas.The new tariffs of last resort (TUR) of natural gas will enter into force on Wednesday with an average decline of 3% by lower raw material reported by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism . This decrease is in addition to those made in April , to 2.51% on average, and in January, 3.11%, so from the beginning of year, the price of natural gas last…
  • More than half of single-parent households with children are at risk of poverty

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    There are nearly 1.8 million households composed of one adult and at least one dependent child. Accounting for 9.6% of households in Spain. "When we talk about single parents should keep in mind that this is an increasing and with woman's face reality," says Save the Children.More than half of single-parent households with at least one dependent child are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a "growing" reality and that Spain has a female face, as has denounced Save the Children in its report "More alone than ever. " Of the nearly 1.8 million households composed of one adult and one…
  • World Internet Users Reached 2.4 Billion

    Aswin
    3 Jun 2013 | 2:04 am
    Internet users in the world’s population continues to increase. Now, the number has touched an enormous number.In the event the D11 Conference held by the site AllThingsD, which comes from Mary Meeker firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Meeker, revealed that internet users across the world has touched the figure of 2.4 billion people. That number increased by 8 percent from the previous year.Despite making an unusually large number, of which only covers 34 percent of the world population.Indonesia is one country with the most Internet users with 55 million people. The value had…
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    Current News 2015

  • Ellen Pao CEO of Reddit Leaves Office

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    The executive Ellen Pao, CEO of Reddit online forum, stepped down on Friday (10 july 2015). The negative impact on how the company dealt with the dismissal of an employee would have motivated the output Pao. Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit, will assume the position of president.On Monday (6 july 2015), Ellen Pao apologized on the way which the company dealt with the dismissal of Victoria Taylor Communications Director, responsible for "Ask me anything" Reddit."We blew it. Not only on July 2 july 2015, but in recent years," said Pao in post on Reddit, lamenting not communicate well enough…
  • Twitter helps brands to reach target audience

    Aswin
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    With the launch of the People tool Twitter, the social network provides advertisers a way to increase the relevancy of your ad.Twitter just launched the People tool , which offers new features with which the social network hopes to increase the interest of brands in its platform.People allows advertisers to define up to 10 different types of 'targets' demographic for advertising.Specifically, it includes the categories of Millennials, university graduates, professionals, small businesses, Managers of business decisions, Seniors, Generation X, Adults 18 to 54 years, earning $ Users,…
  • Low unemployment in 94 727 people in June

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Low unemployment in 94 727 people in June, but the decline is slowing: it was worst month in 2014The number of registered unemployed ince 4,120,304. It is the lowest level of unemployed since August 2011, although the figure is worse than in June last year. The members of the Social Security have grown 35 085 and the number of employed up to 17,256,395. The summer season and make contracts June traditionally good month for employment. Coverage unemployment falls to 54.46% in May and 18.9% lower spending.The number of unemployed registered at the offices of the Public Employment Services…
  • Head of the US Interests Section delivered Obama letter to Cuban Foreign Ministry

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    The head of the US Interests Section in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, he presented today at the Cuban Foreign Ministry a letter from President Barack Obama addressed his counterpart from the island, Raul Castro, on the restoration of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies.DeLaurentis was received by Acting Cuban Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina, as is expected in the coming hours the historic announcement of the agreement reached by the governments of Cuba and the United States to restore diplomatic relations.As they found Efe correspondents who saw the beginning of the meeting, the…
  • Caribbean Tourism Exchange Banreservas recognized for their contributions to tourism

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    The Caribbean Tourism Exchange (BTC) acknowledged Friday the Reserve Bank for their contributions to the development of tourism, a distinction that was awarded as part of the celebration of "Tenth ninth edition of the Caribbean tourism fair ".The award was presented by BTC president Luis Felipe Aquino, regional business director of the eastern part of the state financial institution, Rosa Maria Gomez, who represented the manager, Enrique Ramirez Paniagua."We are honored to receive this recognition from the BTC and reaffirm to its directors and members of our firm commitment to always support…
 
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  • Syria: Why is Turkey bombing the Kurds?

    The Conversation
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Between 03.40 and 03.53 on July 24, three Turkish F-16 jets bombed three Islamic State targets in Syria. This was the first time the Turkish military has taken direct action against the terrorist group. As the airstrikes began, Turkish police arrested a large number of suspected IS sympathisers across the state. The Turkish government has also opened the strategically important Incirlik airbase to Western allies engaged in the bombing campaign against IS. US officials have called this a “game-changer”. Turkey, a key Middle Eastern state and NATO ally, has formally joined the coalition…
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E unit closed over Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) outbreak

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Manchester Royal Infirmary has shut its A&E unit after doctors diagnosed two patients as possibly suffering from Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus Infection (MERS-CoV) outbreak. The Two patients have been isolated within the unit and the hospital have placed cordons and tents around the main entrance to the unit. Patients are being diverted through the walk-in centre. In a statement, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome –…
  • Body found in search for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Police have discovered a body in their search for a missing seven-year-old boy in South Yorkshire. Officers from South Yorkshire Police found the body of a child on a construction site on Bank End Road in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley at 08:30 BST on Monday. Formal identification is yet to take place, but the police said that they believe the body to be that of missing boy Conley Thompson. Detective Inspector Victoria Short, who is leading the investigation, said: “We deployed our full resources with officers searching throughout the night to find Conley and we are deeply saddened by…
  • Jeremy Hunt trolled by a man playing a sousaphone

    Descrier Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Secretary of State for Health has had a tough few weeks after announcing his plans for a seven-day NHS, with doctors and nurses across the board condemning his comments and a petition calling for a vote of of no confidence in his leadership surpassing 200,000 signatures. Hunt was already an unpopular figure after being shown to be problematically close to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp during the discussions to give the company unprecedented control over British media, and now his lack of understanding of how the NHS works is turning him into a pariah. Deciding that well reasoned arguments…
  • ‘Sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem

    The Conversation
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in the evening but breezed through it the following morning? The reason may please anyone who’s been told they spend too much time in bed asleep. We tend to think of sleep as a period of recuperation, giving us enough down-time to enable our muscles and thought processes to operate effectively. However, sleep can also have an active function. As far back as Aristotle, the fact that we dream has suggested to people that sleep could enhance the mind’s self-communication. And, more recently, there’s been a…
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Coach Marum names unchanged Hunters team for Round 21 match against East Tigers

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum has named an unchanged side for this Sunday’s Round 21 Intrust Super Cup clash against Easts Tigers at what will be the last game at the Kalabond Oval in Kokopo this year.The remaining two home games for the Hunters will staged in Port Moresby with the Round 23 match against Wynnum Manly Seagulls on Sunday August 16 at the Sir John Guise Stadium followed by the final Round 25 match against Burleigh Bears two weeks later – both at the usual kick-off time of 2.30pm.Marum was pleased with his players for holding out a fast-finishing star-studded Townsville…
  • Government and Industry Experts discuss PNG Food safety and Animal and Plant Health rules

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Port Moresby, 28 July, 2015 : Representatives of government departments and bodies and the food industry attended a workshop organised by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL)at the Grand Papua Hotel to consider proposals for a framework of legislation to improve food safety and animal and plant health in Papua New Guinea (PNG).The proposals are the outcome of work carried out by Dr Kenneth Clarke, a UK veterinarian and expert in food safety and international trade, at the request of DAL  as part of the [29.5 million Euro] European Union COLEACP(Europe-AfricaCaribbean-Pacific…
  • Tonga on the rise in world rankings

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Tonga are the only nation to climb the World Rugby Rankings after a weekend which saw 10 of the nations preparing for Rugby World Cup 2015 in action across The Rugby Championship and Pacific Nations Cup.The ‘Ikale Tahi ended a run of four successive defeats by Canada with a 28-18 success at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby on Friday thanks to tries from scrum-half Sonatane Takulua (2) and replacement Otulea Katoa.That win, allied to a 23-18 loss by Japan against their RWC 2015 Pool B opponents USA in Sacramento, sees Tonga climb one place to 12th and swap places with the Brave Blossoms in the…
  • BSP bid to purchase Westpac Vanuatu Ltd rejected

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    The Bank South Pacific’s bid to purchase Westpac Vanuatu Ltd. has been rejected by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu.A Westpac Group media release attributed the decision to continue operations in Vanuatu to timing: “Given the impact of cyclone Pam, now is not the time for a change of operators in the country’s banking sector.”But independent sources confirmed that BSP’s application to purchase Westpac’s Vanuatu operations was rejected on technical grounds, and that BSP had not provided sufficient information to satisfy the assessment criteria.The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu acts as…
  • Somoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa invites PNG airline into Samoa

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has openly invited the Airlines PNG Limited to land their planes at Faleolo Airport connecting Samoa to Los Angeles and Hong Kong.Tuilaepa made the invitation during the Bank South Pacific launch on Thursday night where the Director of Airlines PNG. who is also the Bank South Pacific Chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou was present.Having learnt that Sir Constantinou was the Director of Airlines PNG Tuilaepa made the request. “I always note that you are a kind of gentleman that when you promise something, you will never fail,” said…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • Iran is not Iowa

    Michael J. Totten
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Leon Wieseltier, unhappy with the Iranian nuclear deal for most of the usual reasons, zeroes in on the Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the chasm that separates the regime from its people. It is true that in the years prior to the Khomeini revolution the United States tolerated vicious abuses of human rights in Iran; but then our enmity toward the ayatollahs’ autocracy may be regarded as a moral correction. (A correction is an admirable kind of hypocrisy.) The adversarial relationship between America and the regime in Tehran has been based on the fact that we are proper…
  • Is It Time for a New Welles Declaration?

    Elisabeth Braw
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    “During these past few days the devious processes where under the political independence and territorial integrity of the three small Baltic Republics—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—were to be deliberately annihilated by one of their more powerful neighbors, have been rapidly drawing to their conclusion.” Thus begins a declaration, issued 75 years ago this week, with which the United States government announced that it would not recognize the newly occupied Baltic states as part of the Soviet Union. The declaration, known as the Welles Declaration after Acting Secretary of State…
  • North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler, has reportedly ordered the removal of foreign products from his country’s markets. Said an official in North Hamgyong Province, “I was told by North Korea’s central authorities not to stop travelers from bringing in products from China through customs, but to strictly prohibit sales of the products in the market.” The move at first looks like an attempt to target China, the source of many of the goods sold in the North, but Pyongyang could also be trying to implement a broad anti-reform agenda. Kim, up to now, has been considered an economic…
  • The President’s Preferred Bad Deal

    Tzvi Kahn
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    “What is your preferred alternative?” President Obama challenged critics of his nuclear deal with Iran during a press conference last week. “There really are only two alternatives here,” he then claimed. “Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it’s resolved through force, through war.” Upon announcing the nuclear deal the day before, Obama made a similar point. “Consider the alternative,” he warned. “Consider what happens in a world without this deal. … No deal means a greater chance of more war in the…
  • Ho Chi Minh's Nightmare

    Michael J. Totten
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Six months ago I wrote a long essay about Hanoi for City Journal. The magazine is quarterly, and the story got bumped from the Spring issue since it's not time-sensitive, but it's in the Summer issue. Here's the first part: After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Hanoi, capital of a now-unified, Communist Vietnam, was a bombed-out disasterscape. Residents lived under an egalitarian reign of terror. The grim ideologues who ran the country forbade citizens to socialize with or even speak to the few foreign visitors. People queued up in long lines past government stores with bare shelves to…
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    Pars Herald

  • Live The Dream Jetting Around The World For Free

    Mohsen Salami
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Ben Schlappig is living the dream flying around the world to wherever he wants and staying for at the best hotels all for free. Ben is a hobbyist, a group of switched on technology geeks who have broken the codes and systems airlines rely on to operate their frequent flyer incentives. He reckons to spend around six hours a day in the air and is continually on the move between countries, pausing only for five-star stop-overs in cities he fancies for a short break. Schlappig has broken cover to reveal some of the secrets of the hobbyists. The trick, he explains, is to make an air mile profit on…
  • Electric Car Club Drives Off Towards Profitable Exit

    Hossein Soltani
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    An electric car sharing club has driven off as the first crowdfunded equity project to make a successful exit from the start-up stage. In 2011, the e-Car Club raised £100,000 on Crowdcube. The pitch attracted 63 investors who ploughed between £1,500 and £15,000 into the company. All have exited with an unpublicised ‘multiple return on their investment’ said a spokesman for the platform. E-Car was sold to car hire company Europcar for an undisclosed sum. The company works with councils, social groups and similar organisations to offer low-cost and eco-friendly transport. “By joining…
  • QROPS Thailand

    Mahmoud Sarvari
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Thailand has emerged as a real destination of choice for British expatriates choosing to retire away from the UK. The country certainly has a lot going for it in its appeal to Brits; a great climate, very low-cost of living, idyllic and beautiful surroundings, extremely friendly and hospitable locals, and a number of other prime tourist destinations to visit close by, to name but a few. But with retiring in Thailand comes many key considerations, and as well as giving thought to which paradise island one wishes to relocate to, arrangements must be put in place in relation to what assets…
  • Chris Ferguson Credence International Dubai

    Mohsen Salami
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Finding the right financial advice in Dubai can be fraught with difficulty, but it’s such an important aspect of making your time in the Emirate work for you, it’s something you can’t afford to cut corners on, enter Chris Ferguson of Credence International. Ferguson is the CEO of the highly regarded Credence International, a financial advisory established in Dubai to offer enhanced financial solutions accessible to all, not just exclusively to those that fall into the ‘affluent’ category. As well as financial advice and planning, Credence also offers asset and investment management,…
  • SEIS And EIS Tax Breaks Compared

    Farid Shojaei
    6 May 2015 | 9:57 pm
    New investors looking at staking some cash in tax efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) can win some great tax breaks. However, the two schemes have some big differences even though EIS is the bigger brother of the SEIS. To help investors compare the two, here are some key points common to both schemes: Employees and assets EIS – Companies are allowed up to 250 employees and assets on the balance sheet of up to £15 million SEIS – Companies must not have more than 25 employees or assets worth more than £200,000 Investment EIS –…
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  • The 70th anniversary of atomic bombing that saved millions of Japanese, US lives

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    August 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the America's first tactical deployment of nuclear weapons. As noted by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Rabinowitz on July 23, 2015, after decades of American self-flagellation over the destruction of...
  • Abortionist; don't call aborted baby organs 'baby parts'

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    On the heels of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, talking turkey regarding payments for...
  • It's true, Trump really does lead with Nevada's Latinos

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Love him, hate him, or indifferent towards him, there's no denying Donald Trump has struck a chord with more than a few voters. As reported by Great Britain's The Guardian news service on July 23, 2015...
  • Chattanooga: Naval officer, Marine may have fought back with illegal weapons

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    In what may be one of the strangest twists in the apparent Islamic jihadist attack on a US Armed Forces Recruiting Center and also a joint US Navy/US Marine Corps Reserve Center, the Pentagon may be caught in quite...
  • Ignored: When the Democrats slamed McCain for being a POW

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Still making headlines and leading broadcast news reports, establishment Republicans continue to hammer away at GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning the "hero status" of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) who endured 5 and a...
 
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  • Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH to Open First U.S. Production Facility in Auburn

    Christy Gren
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    German-based manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH announced that it has chosen Auburn, Alabama as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The auto parts maker will build its U.S. manufacturing plant there and production is expected to begin in 2016, Alabama Department of Commerce officials said on Friday. Beginning next year, Schmidt USA will manufacture engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels in Auburn for Mercedes-Benz and other German car manufacturers, officials said. The manufacturing unit will come with a $17 million investment and will employ around…
  • Xiaomi partners with Uber for smartphone delivery

    Christy Gren
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Chinese phone giant Xiaomi is looking to bolster its profile in global markets. The company is attempting novelty delivery of its phone to customers by the ride-hailing service Uber. The two start-ups have announced collaboration to take on-demand gadget shopping to the next level. Uber Technologies Inc. will deliver Xiaomi Corp’s new Mi Note smartphones to users in Singapore and Malaysia, in the first partnership between the world’s most valuable technology startups. Uber, which has plans to carry out deliveries like Amazon in the United States, has said its drivers will dispatch…
  • Mitsubishi Motors plans to end US production, to focus more on Asian markets

    Carrie Ann
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has reportedly decided to end production in the US, a media report said Friday. On account of declining demand in the United States and an expiring union contract at its only plant in North America, the automaker has decided to withdraw from vehicle production. The Tokyo-based automaker plans to sell the Normal, Illinois plant, where the company currently manufactures about 60,000 sport-utility vehicles a year. Reports also stated that the proposed withdrawal from the Illinois plant was part of Mitsubishi Motors Corp’s efforts to focus more on growing Asian…
  • Sony is partnering with ZMP to launch drone services for enterprise customers

    Anna Domanska
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
    Sony is getting into the drone business market in order to develop robotic solutions for data collection purposes within the enterprise. The electronics giant's mobile arm is partnering with Tokyo autopilot startup ZMP to launch a drone subsidiary called Aerosense. Aerosense will apply Sony’s networking technology, camera, sensing and robotics technologies from its smartphone range to create aerial surveillance and reconnaissance drones for businesses. ZMP will provide automated systems and robotics expertise to make them fly. Sony will not sell drones but will instead take a…
  • Qualcomm to cut thousands of job cuts, eyes a breakup

    Christy Gren
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    Qualcomm Research Center in San Diego, California. The San Diego, California-based chipmaker revealed more signs of weakness in its latest earnings report on Wednesday. A huge drop in revenues and net income has prompted the company to reduce its workforce under a restructuring plan to cut down annual spending and review strategic alternatives, including a breakup. In spite of all of this, Qualcomm is the nation's leading maker of so-called chipsets and application processors for smartphones. The company’s collections of integrated circuits called Snapdragon are found in devices from…
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  • Sorsogon Declares American Travel Blogger Persona Non Grata

    Raffy Pekson II
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The Provincial Board of Sorsogon, through Board Member Franco Ravanilla, has filed a resolution declaring American travel blogger Nathan Allen as persona non grata. Maybe it was pride and ego part or someone’s feelings got hurt. Whatever the case maybe, Allen is actually doing the Philippines a lot of good by exposing, promoting, marketing and selling its tourism destinations. Read to find out more.
  • GMR-Megawide Consortium Bids to Manage 5 Airports in Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    GMR-Megawide Consortium is in a race with five other companies to acquire operations of five airports in the country worth 108.19 billion Pesos or US$ 2.4 billion under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • Best Travel Photographer Contest Launched by AirAsia and Nikon

    Raffy Pekson II
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    AirAsia in cooperation with ThinkDharma Inc., the exclusive distributor of Nikon cameras, got together to launch the first AirAsia Travel Photographer for 2015. Four newbie photographers and office workers will be coached and assisted by multi-awarded photographers from the Philippines and Malaysia as they all travel across Asia for one week starting July 21, 2015.
  • More Foreign Banks Open in the Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Four new foreign banks have recently been allowed entry into the country by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas or BSP (Philippine Central Bank) on top of the 28 now operating.
  • Did You Know That Globe Has a Flat Rate for Unlimited Data Roaming Service for Prepaid Customers

    Raffy Pekson II
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Globe Telecom has been offering its flat rate for unlimited data roaming service of P599 per day to its prepaid customers, providing over 97% of its total mobile customer base uninterrupted access to the internet in over 50 countries worldwide—over 4 times bigger than the footprint of competition.
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    E Hacking News - Latest Hacker News and IT Security News

  • Creepy Voice that you heard from Your Baby Monitor is not of a Ghost

    Pratibha Rawal
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Beware of the cameras connected to the Internet or the security cameras and monitoring as these systems can be easily hacked by the hackers. It camera hacking has become a serious issue now as of the potential for unauthorized people to make video recordings.Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a warning on Wednesday reminding people that these systems can be susceptible to hackers because many have an option to be used remotely enabled by default after a family from southwestern Ontario witnessed on July 7 a baby monitor watching their young child when it suddenly began playing music and a…
  • Three Estonian men sentenced for internet fraud by US court

    Nandita Jha
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Manhattan federal court has sentenced over three years imprisonment to three Estonian men for their involvement in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said that, "It's hard to pick up a newspaper this summer without reading about another one." Justifying his decision he said it was important to impose tough sentence.Timur Gerassimenko, 35, was sentenced to four years, Dmitri Jegorov, 37, got 3 2/3 years and Konstantin Poltev, 31, received 3 1/3 years for their roles in an internet  fraud.According to the…
  • Researchers find out New Linux Backdoor

    Pratibha Rawal
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Security researchers from Doctor Web, a Russian Anti-malware company, have detected a new backdoor dubbed Linux.BackDoor.Dklkt.1 that targets Linux operating systems.However, the signature of the backdoor has been added to Dr.Web virus databases. So, its Linux users are under reliable protection.“It clear that creators of this malicious program planned to equip it with wide variety of powerful features, but bringing all their intentions to life proved rather problematic at the moment, not all of the program's components work as they should,” the researchers wrote in a blog.The researchers…
  • To minimize cyber attacks, Senate bill proposes standards for cars

    Pratibha Rawal
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Good news for cars users and bad news for hackers as Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal has proposed new legislation that is designed to require cars sold in the United State to meet certain standards of protection against digital attacks and privacy.It is said that the new privacy standards would govern data collected from vehicles under proposed legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.Soon after the WIRED revealed that two security researchers (Charlie Miller and Chris Val) have developed and plan to partially release a new attack against hundreds of thousands of…
  • Google protests against US government's new legislation "Wassenaar Arrangement"

    Nandita Jha
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
     Google has protested against the proposed legislation changes in the “Wassenaar Arrangement”  that would let the US government control the export of security research and technologies.Google’s legal team member Neil Martin, and Tim Willis, Hacker Philanthropist, Chrome Security Team, opposed the proposed legislation by saying “it will hurt general web users” in a blog post.Blog emphasized on how the proposed changes will directly affect the security research, “The time and effort it takes to uncover bugs is significant, and the marketplace for these vulnerabilities is…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • What is NLP and how does NLP Work? Interview with Master NLP Coach Stuart How

    bayloric
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    NLP Master Practitioner Stuart How explains what NLP is and how NLP works in this video interview. For more information about NLP or to have a chat with Stuart please click the link below Stuart How NLP Coach Website Filed under: blogging, Business, coaching, Coaching Video, Education, General, Hemel Hempstead, Information, ingram jones, inspirational, Interviews, Life Changing Video, love, NLP, personal, relationships, self help, Self improvement, Stuart How, Success, Video interview, videos Tagged: Best NLP Coach, Contact Stuart How, education, Healthy Lifestyles, How does NLP work, NLP,…
  • “Achieve your greatness” with NLP Master Practitioner Stuart How

    bayloric
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    “Achieve Your Greatness” With Master NLP Practitioner Stuart How BE INSPIRED BY STUART HOW NLP “Whatever your problem, Big or small, I have got a solution when you need it. Contact me to learn more about my services and how I can help you achieve you goals” Stuart How  NLP STUART HOW WEBSITE Filed under: blogging, Boxing, General, Lifestyle, Sports, videos Tagged: Achieve your goals with Stuart How, Boxing, Football, mental approach, Mental Attitude, NLP, NLP Blogs, NLP Boxing, NLP Coach on Skype, NLP Coaches In Sport, NLP Coaches UK, NLP Coaches Worldwide, NLP…
  • Exclusive : Brother Jamil Muhammad “Justice Or Else” Interview

    bayloric
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    BROTHER JAMIL MUHAMMAD “JUSTICE OR ELSE” INTERVIEW JULY 3RD 2015 Exclusive Interview with Jamil Muhammad, National Spokesman for the Honorable Min. LOUIS FARRAKHAN We discuss why the “Justice Or Else” event on October 10th 2015 is happening in Washington, DC and historic black historical events that have led up to this moment where the people of America want “Justice Or Else” www.weddedblissinc.com Brother Jamil Muhammad is a Native Cincinnatian, and son of Freedom Fighter parents. He attended Howard University, and is a proud father of four Howard…
  • BREAKING NEWS: THE “MORE LOVE” INTERNET RADIO SHOW IS LIVE!!

    bayloric
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    The MORE LOVE! Internet Radio Show hits Urban Markets today to help address issues of BLACK LOVE & ROMANCE. In a time when unmarried Black women and good Black men are trying to find one another, Ingram and Atiya, along with producer Relentless Aaron announced today the launch of a new Internet radio show called MORE LOVE! The podcast examines relationship dynamics in the Black community, responds to the questions and challenges that keep many brothers and sisters wondering and alone. Finally a show that explores ways to heal and strengthen love connections. http://www.waymorelove.com…
  • #BreakingNews Woman Named “BREE” Pulls down Confederation Flag and gets arrested!!

    bayloric
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    A woman scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday morning and temporarily removed the Confederate flag that flew there. The woman was arrested by State Capitol police along with a man who had entered the grounds with her. The flag was replaced and raised a short time later. Filed under: America, Black Community, Black news, Causes, General, Justice, media, Newspapers, South Carolina, USA News, videos Tagged: 2015, America, BaylorIC TV News, Black Activists, Black Community, Breaking News, Bree, Britney, Confederation Flag, Equality, ferguson movement, Free Bree,…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

    Gordon G. Chang
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler, has reportedly ordered the removal of foreign products from his country’s markets. Said an official in North Hamgyong Province, “I was told by North Korea’s central authorities not to stop travelers from bringing in products from China through customs, but to strictly prohibit sales of the products in the market.” The move at first looks like an attempt to target China, the source of many of the goods sold in the North, but Pyongyang could also be trying to implement a broad anti-reform agenda. Kim, up to now, has been considered an economic…
  • China’s Last ‘Immortal’ Dies

    Gordon G. Chang
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Wan Li died last week, according to his son. Bloomberg called him the last of the Chinese Communist Party’s “Eight Immortals,” revered post-revolution-era figures. He was 98. Wan, a reformer, oversaw the breakup of agricultural collectives in eastern Anhui Province, paving the way for family farming. He retired in 1993 after serving as chairman of the National People’s Congress as well as Beijing party chief, railway minister, and vice premier. In 2004, Wan boldly called for liberalization of the party’s decisionmaking. Perhaps Wan’s defining moment occurred during the Tiananmen…
  • Rewriting Japan’s ‘Peace Constitution’

    Gordon G. Chang
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    On Sunday, 40 soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force participated in the biennial Talisman Sabre exercise in northern Australia, jointly held by the US and Australia. Japan’s involvement in the massive military event followed a flight on June 23rd of one of its P-3Cs over contested waters. The patrol plane flew about 100 kilometers west from the Philippine island of Palawan into the South China Sea. The craft came close to Reed Bank, claimed by both Manila and Beijing, and then headed back to base. On board, three Filipino military personnel accompanied the Japanese crew of 13.
  • Obama Breaks Protocol, Slights Top Chinese General

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Contrary to Beijing’s expectation, President Obama declined a Pentagon request to receive Chinese General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Communist Party’s Central Military Commission, while he was in Washington during his five-day visit in June. Fan, described by the South China Morning Post as “a military heavyweight and one of President Xi Jinping’s most trusted right-hand men,” is the first CMC vice chair in at least two decades—perhaps the first ever, as some report—not to meet with a sitting American leader during an official visit to Washington. It appears Fan was…
  • Fiasco for China’s Allies in Hong Kong

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman, Li Ka-shing, said he was “very disappointed” over the Hong Kong government’s failure to enact its reform package for the 2017 election of the chief executive, the city’s top political official. When asked who was responsible for what is now widely called a fiasco, Li ducked the question. “Everyone in Hong Kong is discussing this,” he said. He’s right. Just about everybody in Hong Kong is talking about the events that unfolded last Thursday in Legco, as the city’s Legislative Council is known. The legislators, after a 20-month…
 
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  • Iran is not Iowa

    Michael J. Totten
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Leon Wieseltier, unhappy with the Iranian nuclear deal for most of the usual reasons, zeroes in on the Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the chasm that separates the regime from its people. It is true that in the years prior to the Khomeini revolution the United States tolerated vicious abuses of human rights in Iran; but then our enmity toward the ayatollahs’ autocracy may be regarded as a moral correction. (A correction is an admirable kind of hypocrisy.) The adversarial relationship between America and the regime in Tehran has been based on the fact that we are proper…
  • Ho Chi Minh's Nightmare

    Michael J. Totten
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Six months ago I wrote a long essay about Hanoi for City Journal. The magazine is quarterly, and the story got bumped from the Spring issue since it's not time-sensitive, but it's in the Summer issue. Here's the first part: After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Hanoi, capital of a now-unified, Communist Vietnam, was a bombed-out disasterscape. Residents lived under an egalitarian reign of terror. The grim ideologues who ran the country forbade citizens to socialize with or even speak to the few foreign visitors. People queued up in long lines past government stores with bare shelves to…
  • The War Arrives in Turkey

    Michael J. Totten
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    A suicide bomber killed 28 people in the Turkish city of Suruc, just across the Syrian border from the Kurdish city of Kobane that ISIS fought for and lost last year. Kobane has been devastated, and the site where the blast occurred hosted a meeting of pro-Kurdish groups discussing how to rebuild the city. No one has claimed responsibility yet, but the attack comes mere days after Turkey supposedly made its very first attempt to crack down on ISIS with a wave of mass arrests. Maybe the Turkish government only arrested people to get Western critics off its back. And maybe the government has…
  • An Uncertain Future

    Michael J. Totten
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, argues that the deal with Iran is better than no deal even though he doesn’t expect Iran to stick to its side of the bargain, even though he thinks “the arbitration mechanisms will be challenging,” and even though he expects no one to be as interested in reimposing sanctions in the future as the United States will be. It’s a tough case to make, and he admits that it’s a close call, but his upbeat argument is more worth reading than most because he acknowledges that the deal’s critics have a strong case. More convincing, to me anyway, is…
  • Most Americans Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal

    Michael J. Totten
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Well, the United States and Iran struck a deal. I’ll be poring over the details in the next days and weeks, but in my latest essay for World Affairs I argue that there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that it will work regardless of the contents. I’m sorry to be negative about this. Really, I am. Americans and Persians are not natural enemies. Some day, when Iran has a new government, our two nations will genuinely reconcile. But that day has not yet arrived. Iran’s current rulers are as implacably hostile as they’ve always been. I’m hardly alone in my skepticism. Monmouth…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • Two Mass Graves: Ukrainians and Jews

    Alexander J. Motyl
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I discovered two mass graves in the forest near my mother’s home town in western Ukraine, Peremyshlyany, located 47 kilometers east-southeast of Lviv. The former Przemyślany is also a former shtetl. Its prewar population was about 5,000; its current official population is 7,000–8,000, though, given the large number of residents working abroad, it’s probably closer to the prewar level. The composition of the town has changed dramatically. The Jews and Poles, who comprised about 45 percent apiece of the prewar population, are gone: killed, expelled, or fled. About 90 percent of the…
  • What New Ukrainian Exceptionalism?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Having just lauded Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky and two colleagues for a fine piece on Ukraine’s relationship with the United States, I hate to change my tune and criticize him for a subsequent article co-written with a Ukrainian academic, but their views on the “new Ukrainian exceptionalism” are so divorced from reality as to be mystifying. Rojansky and Mykhailo Minakov, associate professor in philosophy and religious studies at Kyiv’s prestigious Mohyla Academy, begin their piece by paying due respect to Ukraine’s “struggle not only for its sovereignty, but for its…
  • Ukraine's Bumpy Road to Normalcy

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    The most striking thing about Lviv, Kyiv, and a number of small towns and villages I’ve recently visited is their normalcy. Walk down the streets or dirt roads and you’d never think Ukraine’s economy is depressed and that the country is at war. A village church I visit is full of people dressed in their Sunday best. Lviv’s cafes are packed. Kyiv’s main drag, the Khreshchatyk, is as fashionable as before Russia’s onslaught. But that’s just the outward appearance. Talk to people and their current or impending economic travails—inflation, stagnant wages, corruption, and the…
  • US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Lacks Strategy, Partnership

    Alexander J. Motyl
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    When three influential American Russia experts call for a substantive US-Ukrainian strategic partnership, it’s time to listen. Matthew Rojansky, director of Washington’s prestigious Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Thomas E. Graham, former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council staff and currently with Kissinger Associates, and Michael Kofman, a public policy scholar at Kennan, recently wrote an important op-ed in which they criticized the “U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership” for “lack[ing] both strategy and…
  • Should Kyiv Blockade the Donbas Enclave?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    Ever since the Poroshenko Bloc’s leader, Yuri Lutsenko, stated that the “President of Ukraine believes the cancerous tumor should be subjected to a blockade,” Ukrainians have been heatedly debating whether Kyiv should sever all ties with the Russian-occupied Donbas enclave. The argument for a blockade, which would entail a total cutoff of economic relations as well as deliveries of electricity, gas, and water, is straightforwardly strategic. Ukraine is at war with Russia and its puppets. The Kremlin started the war and seems to have no intention to end it. Putin’s puppets engage in…
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  • Don’t Demonize Arabs – Do Business with them

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    I am a Lebanese-American, a conservative and a capitalist. I was born in Lebanon, and had one dream and one dream alone – to come to America, and make my fortune as a capitalist. I did just that. I studied at The Wharton School, went to work at the most entrepreneurial firm on Wall Street, Drexel Burnham Lambert, became a global entrepreneur-financier, and made my mark dealing with some of the largest capital pools in the world, orchestrating large scale buyouts and recapitalizations.   Today, the Middle East is a very different place than the one I left 25 years ago. “This isn’t…
  • No one asked the Entrepreneurs

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    The haggling between Democrats and Republicans is over, as President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nearly $800 billion “stimulus” program becomes law and the cash works its way into the economy. But the burning question is: Will it work? Will this “stimulus” bill stimulate the economy?   We have heard endlessly from pundits on both sides of the aisle, from folks who call themselves economists and from politicians of every stripe about the efficacy of this package. But what do business leaders think? What do people in the capital business think? And most…
  • Will President Obama’s stimulus Package Work?

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    The haggling between Democrats and Republicans is over, as President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nearly $800 billion “stimulus” program becomes law, and the cash works its way into the economy. But the burning question is, will it work? Will this “stimulus” bill stimulate the economy?   We have heard endlessly from pundits on both sides of the aisle, from folks who call themselves economists, and from politicians of every stripe about the efficacy of this package. But what do business leaders think? What do people in the capital business…
  • Toward an Equitable Tax System

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    To most American citizens that the U.S. Tax Code has become a truncheon used to beat the American people into lockstep by an increasingly truculent political class. The actual legislative code is more than four times the length of the Christian Bible and is full of incomprehensible and contradictory exceptions and exemptions.   It is an unjust piece of legislation that hinders and manipulates economic activity.   It is enforced by an agency that is far too often the antithesis of the basic American principles of due process and equitable justice.   The time has come to replace…
  • Customer Wallets Are Tight

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    The unemployment rate in the U.S. may have hit a four year low. U.S. government sources are claiming that the initial claims for unemployment benefits have fallen by 5,000 applications to a seasonally adjusted figure of 348,000; but this doesn’t mean that customers have become more open to spending more money. Yet it is good to hear that employers in the U.S. have created 245,000 jobs per month between December 2011 and February 2012. On the face of it, at least for the short-term, these figures suggest that growth is returning to the U.S. market.   However, Ziad K Abdelnour author of…
 
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    Front Page BuzzFront Page Buzz

  • Aaron Craft Played Shut Down D Against A Little Kid

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    You’re getting nothing past Mr. Defense, Aaron Craft. The post Aaron Craft Played Shut Down D Against A Little Kid appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ndamukong Suh Stepped On Aaron Rodgers On Purpose…That Dude Is So Dirty Seth Meyers Told An Aaron Rodgers Joke…Olivia Munn Hated It Pic of Tim Tebow, Aaron Hernandez and Riley Cooper as Gators
  • Here’s Kate Hudson And Her Son Dancing To ‘Trap Queen’

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    27 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Kate Hudson and her son Ryder dancing to Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen.’ h/t elitedaily.com The post Here’s Kate Hudson And Her Son Dancing To ‘Trap Queen’ appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Jennifer Aniston Grabbed Kate Hudson’s Butt On The Golden Globes Red Carpet Old People Dancing To ‘Turn Down For What’ Is Awesome Kate Upton & Justin Verlander at the Orlando Magic game
  • Matthew Dellavedova And The Cavs Have A Deal

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthew Dellavedova will return to the Cavs on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million, source w/ knowledge of the deal tells ESPN — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 27, 2015 The post Matthew Dellavedova And The Cavs Have A Deal appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Still No Deal Between The Cavs And Matthew Dellavedova Richard Jefferson To Sign A One-Year Deal With The Cavs Matthew Dellavedova Filled In Nicely For Kyrie Irving
  • Chipotle Has Beaten Subway As America’s Choice

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Chipotle has unseated Subway as America’s healthy fast food of choice. businessinsider.com Call it the Chipotle Diet. Chipotle has unseated Subway as the healthy fast food of choice, with people across the internet heralding the positive effects of eating at the burrito chain. One California man found fame by eating Chipotle for several months and […] The post Chipotle Has Beaten Subway As America’s Choice appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Which Is Healthier Chipotle Or Taco Bell?…The Results Might Surprise You FBI Raided The Home Of Jared From Subway…
  • Watch Angels Sideline Reporter Alex Curry Get Hit With The Celebration Shower

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Kinda looks like Alex Curry was the target and not Mike Trout. The post Watch Angels Sideline Reporter Alex Curry Get Hit With The Celebration Shower appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Alex Morgan: Alex Morgan featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Watch Steph Curry Perfectly Box Out The WAY Bigger Dwight Howard For A Rebound Alex Was Viral, Then He Was Fake, Now He’s Viral Again
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  • From jail to MTV, Pyongyang: 30 years of provocative Slovenia art

    Ogbodo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Unsatisfied by its artistic subversion of regimes, NSK went a step further in 1992 — a year after Slovenia had declared independence from ex-Yugoslavia — by creating its own nation, the NSK State of Time. More than 15,000 people from all over the globe became “citizens” and even received their own passports, featuring the motto: “Art is fanaticism that demands diplomacy.” The post From jail to MTV, Pyongyang: 30 years of provocative Slovenia art appeared first on Vanguard News. …Read More Via:: VANGUARD NEWSPAPER The post From jail to MTV, Pyongyang:…
  • See Letter Senate And Reps Received From Buhari

    Ogbodo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    The Senate has received a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting the confirmation of Service Chiefs on Tuesday. The letter which was was read by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of representative Yakubu Dogara on the floor of both chambers is in accordance with the provisions of Section18 (1) of the Armed Forces Act, 2004. The service chiefs were appointed on July 13 by Mr Muhammadu Buhari. READ ALSO: Why President Buhari Fired Service Chiefs Those appointed were Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief …Read More Via:: NAIJ.COM The post See…
  • 29 killed in fresh Boko haram attacks in Borno

    Ogbodo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    No fewer than 29 people lost their lives after Boko Haram members attacked Dille community and other surrounding villages of Askira Uba Local Government Area in Borno state yesterday July 27th. A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jubrin Satumari confirmed the recent attack and said his plea for more troops to be drafted to his constituency has over time fallen on deaf ears “I am much worried over the spate of killings by suspected insurgents in my constituency. I have pleaded to security authorities, particularly military to deploy troops to most of the affected villages to…
  • Hilda Dokubo Glows In New Photos

    Ogbodo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Veteran actress, Hilda Dokubo is back on the movie scene and she just released these lovely new photos… …Read More Via:: GISTUS.COM The post Hilda Dokubo Glows In New Photos appeared first on .
  • Study at a World Top 300 University this September

    Ogbodo
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Plymouth University International College’s representative will be at the BCIE Abuja office on the 31st of July between 11am and 3pm for a face-to-face conversation about course options and the excellent facilities on offer. PUIC and Plymouth University are delighted to announce the “Plymouth University Pathway Scholarship Scheme” for September 2015. We are offering a GBP £1500 tuition fee reduction to a limited number of suitably qualified applicants for our September 2015 intake. This scholarship applies to students applying for our University Foundation entry point…
 
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  • India holds the second position in the ICC Rankings

    Sandeep Sharma
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    Zimbabwe one-day series 3-0 after defeating three Muchon ICC ODI Team India retained second position in the ranking of teams.... Related posts: Between India and Kazakhstan, including the five nuclear energy agreement Xi Jinping and I will take India-China relations to a new height: Modi YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    15 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    UP Panchayat Sahayak Recruitment 2015: – Here we have great news to announce that Uttar Pradesh Government has been released... Related posts: Medical Education Department Udaipur Recruitment 2015, Rajasthan Govt 93 Vacancies YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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    15 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Medical Education Department, Udaipur Recruitment 2015: – Medical Education Department, Udaipur has been published a recruitment notification for 93 vacancies... Related posts: Nobel Prize Winner wishes to capture San snapped-Education Institutes Modi Supreme Court hearings on petitions Wyapmn scandal involving six to nine YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Bhaubali Review – India best movie who earn 60 Crore on 1st Day

    Sandeep Sharma
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
    North Indian film lovers of the film director’s name may be new, of course, but to tell the audience that... Related posts: Xi Jinping and I will take India-China relations to a new height: Modi Between India and Kazakhstan, including the five nuclear energy agreement Mayweather loses the ‘Fight of the Century’, has won the title, will have to pay 1260 million YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Sunita Williams was elected to the first commercial space travel

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    12 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, among those four veteran astronauts NASA Tue human on the planet by 2030, its ambitious plan... Related posts: No related posts.
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  • Hillary Clinton says she is America’s next Rocky Balboa

    Christopher Peterson
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Hillary Clinton’s got a new game plan and it’s based on your favorite boxing film franchise. The disgraced former secretary of state is eagerly trying to sell voters on the idea that she is America’s next Rocky Balboa. Clinton believes that voters will begin to trust her more when they see that she’s a “fighter” even if it’s the press and the truth she’s fighting against. “Well, I don’t like to read that, it won’t surprise you to hear me say it,” Clinton said at a press conference in Iowa Monday, in response to a…
  • Mother dies after being swallowed hole by elevator [TRAGIC VIDEO]

    Canonclast Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The woman is being called a hero for pushing her 2-year-old son to safety. A tragic scene unfolded Sunday in the central city of Jingzhou, China. Surveillance camera footage captured a mother, identified in media reports as 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan, being swallowed hole by an commercial center escalator. It happened when the section of landing platform she stepped onto with her child suddenly collapsed inexplicably, trapping her inside the still-moving machine. Somehow, Xiang heroically managed to push her son into the arms of horrified attendants at the top of the escalator. The video shows…
  • Brother of crazed murderer Robert Durst threatens litigation against power judge Jeanine Pirro

    Canonclast Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The brother of crazed killer Robert Durst, subject of the recent documentary “The Jinx,” is threatening Fox News channel’s Jeanine Pirro, host of the show “Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro.” Pirro is writing a book about Robert Durst titled, “He Killed Them All” and Durst’s brother, Douglas Durst, wants to sue her for what he claims are “factual misrepresentations” in the book. Douglas’ lawyer, Richard Emery, sent a letter to Pirro and her publisher Simon & Schuster promising to sue for defamation. Pirro worked for the…
  • What it’s like protecting the most despised woman in the world [VIDEO]

    Mindy Astoria
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Thought your job was tough, you won’t after this. The United States Secret Service sure knows how to make lemonade out of lemons. In her first three years serving as Secretary of State, national disgrace Hillary Clinton traveled more than 600,000 miles to 87 countries, visiting some of the world’s most dangerous places. It would be an understatement to say that the security team in charge of keeping Clinton safe has a normal job to do. They have had to protect the most loathed woman in the world.  It’s a difficult task that requires as much patience as it does discipline.
  • Kenyan President fires back at Obama, ‘Don’t lecture me on gay rights’

    Mindy Astoria
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    During President Obama’s visit to Kenya, he openly criticized Kenyan laws against homosexuality. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was not intimidated and speaking in front of thousands of excited Kenyans, exclaimed that the issue of gay rights is “really a non-issue” and that it is something that Kenyan “culture, our societies don’t accept.” Obama began his remarks at a joint press conference in Nairobi, “I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law, and that they are deserving of equal protection under the law and that the state…
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  • 10 Cheap Bathing Suits For Women In 2015

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Bathing suits have come a long way since the old, but good days. There are so many options for bathing suits. The funny thing is we are all so intrigued by the vintage look. Many people pay a lot of money to have an old fashioned looking bathing suit. Isn’t that a bit ironic? Whether you like vintage or a very modern look, there are cheap and attractive bathing suits out there, you just have to know where to look. Are you looking for a cute new bathing suit for the pool or beach? Are you going away on vacation and want to wear a new bathing suit, but don’t exactly want to break…
  • Top 10 Leather Reclining Sofas In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    Be it in our homes, offices or out there, we all desire to be comfortable. However, getting this comfort is not easy, or so we thought. The one place you cannot deny yourself comfort is in the confines of your home. What we thought was once impossible is now possible with the wide range of leather reclining sofa sets. Leather recliner sofa sets are comfort driven seats covered in the highest quality leather and best hardwoods. These seats are purposefully designed for added comfort and convenience with their padded style and storage consoles. There are numerous models in the market that fall…
  • 10 Of The Best Leather Sectional Sofas To Be Found In The Cloud

    sophy
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Furnishing a family room, Home Entertainment Center (HTC) or den can be a difficult chore. Today, however, we are going to take some of the work out of that for you with 10 of the best sectional leather sofas available in the cloud today. From Amazon, we have found and put on display for your home viewing pleasure some of the best in home furniture you will find anywhere and it will fit in with your home’s decor and your personal lifestyle. If you want comfort, style, and the feel of leather you are in for a treat today. 1. Contemporary Sectional Sofa with Built-In Table is……
  • 10 Best Cheap Drum Sets For Sale In 2015

    sophy
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Drums are great instruments to play, especially due to the fact that almost every type of music you could listen to has some sort of percussion in it. When it comes to drums, there is a pretty big variety in the sounds and type of music you would like to play. Now, drums are used solely for music and possibly letting out some anger. But it may be hard to believe that, as they were originally used for long distance communication. Drums originated in Africa, but are the oldest instrument in existence and can be found amongst all cultures. Drums can be extremely fun to play. Ever met a drummer…
  • 10 Best Used Tool for Sale – To Make Work And Life Easier

    sophy
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Tools are what give us the edge over the animal kingdom and today you will be shown 10 of the “MUST HAVE” tools and accessories for your garage, shop, and around the house. These tools and other items are perfect for both, Professional, DIYer, and Craftspeople no matter what your job or specialty is as their application is both for the upkeep of the home and making you job and life, in general, easier. There is something here for everyone, man or woman, young or old at some time you will need to use one or more of these items and now you will see 10 of the Best Tools for use…
 
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  • John Kerry gears up to defend Iran deal for Mideast, Asia swing

    PTI
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry sets out this weekend on a multistop tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia that will see him energetically defend the US deal with Iran. The peripatetic diplomat, still on crutches after breaking his femur in May, will travel to Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam on August 2-8, his office said. He is due in Cairo on Sunday to co-chair the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, amid a tumultuous period between the traditionally close allies. In late March, the United States lifted its freeze on…
  • Jihadi John flees Islamic State fearing for own life

    FPJ Bureau
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    The 26-year-old British terrorist Mohammed Emwazi is on the run for past several weeks and trying to enter North Africa London : Jihadi John, the Islamic State’s burly masked executioner behind one of the most horrific beheadings recently, has reportedly fled the terror network and gone on the run in Syria fearing for his own life. 26-year-old British terrorist Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John, is believed to have left the terror group several weeks ago and went on the run in Syria, trying to head to North Africa, the Daily Express reported. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…
  • Suspect arrested in $91 mn bank fraud in Mexico

    IANS
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    Mexico City: A suspect has been arrested for defrauding the National Public Works and Services Bank (Banobras), of more than $91 million, the Mexican attorney general’s office said. “An arrest warrant issued by a federal judge against a person accused of violating the Lending Institutions Law,” a statement said. Investigators said that “financing was provided by Banobras for the acquisition servicing of five drilling rigs for onshore oil wells,” the statement added.  Banobras filed a criminal complaint on November 21 after discovering that the value of real…
  • Democrats cry ‘foul’ as US takes Cuba, Malaysia off human trafficking blacklist

    Agencies
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    Johannesburg : Democratic lawmakers and rights group have accused the U.S. State Department of ‘politicising’ its annual rankings of nations on their attempts to tackle flesh trade and other forms of exploitative labour, as key trading partner, Malaysia, and Cuba, with whom U.S. recently restored diplomatic ties, were taken off a blacklist. However, Thailand, which was downgraded along with Malaysia last year because of labour abuses in its fishing industry, remained stuck on ‘tier 3,’ the lowest ranking in the department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report, reported…
  • Strong 7.0 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

    PTI
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:35 am
    Jakarta: A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck the far eastern Indonesian province of Papua, US geologists said today, although tsunami monitors said there was no threat of dangerous waves. The quake hit at 06:41 am in a remote area almost 250 kilometres west of the provincial capital Jayapura at a depth of 52 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. In its initial estimate, the USGS said there was “a low likelihood of casualties and damage”. It noted however that “the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake…
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  • Belize Foreign Affairs Minister confirms FOB will go ahead

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Monday, July 27, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: And in the spirit of the new partnership and national unity, Guatemala appears to have forgiven Belize for scaring them with the planned forward operating base at Sarstoon Island in the Toledo District. As it turns out, the Guatemalans thought Belize may have been violating the confidence building measures which frown on anything resembling a military buildup along the border or in the Adjacency Zone. Their Foreign Minister, Carlos Morales, said these were signed several years ago. The Amandala‘s Adele Ramos in an e-mail forwarded to…
  • Belize-Guatemala week promotes peace process

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Monday, July 27, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Today the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize and Guatemala were together at the Radisson Hotel under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS). It is the start of a “Belize-Guatemala” week, a planned operation of the OAS to bring greater understanding of the countries’ territorial differendum and the efforts to solve it. And barring a miraculous return to negotiations, that solution is the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, Netherlands. Belizean Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington explained that…
  • PUP women speak out on national issues

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Monday, July 27, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: This morning there was a strange press conference called by the People’s United Party (PUP) in Belize City. As the political opposition and a potential Government, the PUP can always command press attention. But today’s head table featured only women, albeit women leaders of the PUP: 4 standard bearers, including current representative Dolores Balderamos Garcia; Senator Lisa Shoman; Secretary General Myrtle Palacio, and legal counsel Magali Marin-Young. All the standard bearers spoke, but Senator Shoman offered us the best summation of…
  • Protesters heckle diplomats at Radisson Hotel

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Monday, July 27, 2015. BMG: Members of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) and others opposed to the ICJ process gathered outside of the Radisson Hotel starting just before today’s press briefing hosted by the OAS. While police held them at bay they loudly proclaimed their message to both countries’ diplomats and those of the OAS: There is no peace if Guatemala wants a “piece” – a piece, that is, of Belizean territory. COLA president Geovanni Brackett took off his journalist hat and put on his activist one outside the Radisson, saying that what…
  • La Inmaculada Credit Union issues report on investigation of ex-GM

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    27 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Monday, July 27, 2015. BMG: Members of La Inmaculada Credit Union (LICU) of Orange Walk Town have been protesting the lack of response by the Board of Directors of LICU regarding general manager Yolanda Gomez. Today, via Facebook, the organization responded. It said Gomez, who has served as general manager for 24 years, was sent on administrative leave on April 29 by the Board after their investigation determined “strong indications of non-compliance with proper banking procedures, couple with improper and questionable decisions taken by her during her tenure. The Central Bank and…
 
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  • The Last Days Of ‘Normal Life’ In America

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    If you have got family and friends that you would like to visit before things start getting really crazy, you should do so within the next couple of months, because these are the last days of “normal life” in America. The website where I have posted this article is called “End of the American Dream“, but perhaps I should have entitled it “The End of America” because that is essentially what we are heading for.
  • Something Very Strange Is Happening RIGHT NOW! Jade Helm 15 Begins Same Day Service Outages Reported Across America By Multiple Providers!

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Yesterday we reported a "Major Red List" Alert, where we were made aware of planned power outages at the California-Nevada border, set to begin the very same day Jade Helm 15 was slated to start and this morning, July 15th, we awaken to the news that AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Time Warner, and Cox are all showing "service outages," some happening across the country. [Update] Verizon link and Map added below.
  • One of The Largest Human Experiments In History: The U.S. Military Once Tested Biological Warfare On The Whole Of San Francisco

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    San Francisco's fog is famous, especially in the summer, when weather conditions combine to create the characteristic cooling blanket that sits over the Bay Area.
  • California Governor Has Received Evidence Proving Drought Was Geo-engineered

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Californians Accuse Gov. Brown Of Willful Neglect, Question Why He Permits Massive Chemtrail Spraying Program Conducted Over The Entire State Of California Since Drought Began
  • 5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future

    andyc
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The concept of the “false flag” operation has become almost prohibitively stigmatized in recent years because of the 9/11 “truther” movement and the emotional fallout from the tragedies at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Boston and others. In spite of being labeled “conspiracy theories,” real, verifiable false flag events have taken place in the past. Such examples serve to dismantle the notion that false flags are meritless conspiracy theories and can help destigmatize the concept itself, providing the diagnostic lens needed to identify false flags when they arise.
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  • US-Based Woman Accuses Timaya Of Raping Her, See His Reaction [LOOK]

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    A lady based in Atlanta, US has opened up on how she was allegedly raped by Nigerian musician, Timaya. The lady whose identity was given only as Shella, shared the sex abuse story and chats through an Instagram account which was created on Friday, July 24, 2015. She shared chats between herself and a purported person whom she claimed was Timaya. However, in reaction to the claims, the singer Timaya on Saturday, July 25, 2015 issued a statement claiming that he had a mutually consented sexual encounter with the lady in question. The statement read, “I have been talking with this girl for…
  • Breaking News: Akpabio Emerges Senate Minority Leader

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, who is currently Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West, Godswill Akpabio, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 emerged as the the minority‎ leader of the senate. Akpabio was nominated by the South South caucus of the PDP in the Upper Chamber, although his nomination was hotly contested as it was claimed that Akbabio, who is a first-time senator should not be allowed to hold one of the principal offices in the Senate. On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Justice Gabriel Kolawole, of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed an…
  • Ki- moon hails General Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Bank Ki-moon briefs the General Assembly. PHOTO:www.un.org UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has welcomed the UN General Assembly’s endorsement of the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago. He was reacting to the endorsement of the outcome of the document adopted at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 13-16. Ki-moon said on Tuesday in New York that the 193-member General Assembly’s move represented a major step that firmly puts the world on the path to a more…
  • 2 men docked for allegedly stealing cell phone

    Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    PHOTO:sundiatapost.com Two men arrested for allegedly stealing a cell phone valued at N40,000 were on Tuesday arraigned in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused, Sheriff Sodiq, 22, and Damilola Oladeinde, 20, were charged with conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Inedu, told the court that the duo conspired to commit the act on July 22, 2014 at Ligali St., Ajegunle, Lagos. The prosecutor said that the stealing took place at their resident on Sept. 28, 2014 at Oyedeji St., Ajegunle. Inedu said that the accused persons also stole N20, 000 along with the Techno cell…
  • Graphic photos: 2 robbers killed in Ogun

    Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    Two members of a 5-man robbery gang were killed by men of the Ogun state police command after they raided the Dalemo community in Ogun state yesterday July 26th. Residents in the community put a distress call across to the police and after the police arrived the scene, a gun battle ensued leading to the death of two of the robbers while the remaining three escaped with gunshot wounds. Items recovered from the robbers included 15 cellphones, jewellery, N3,000, 1 Dell Laptop and other items. Photo from the scene after the cut.. The post Graphic photos: 2 robbers killed in Ogun appeared first on…
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  • #Alohomora.Org : Unlocking Children’s Mind & Potential

    Subhendu Maity
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Alohomora, a non-profit start-up, organized ‘Children for Change’ and brought together 9 progressive schools of Gurgaon and Delhi on 2nd and 3rd May at The Heritage School, Gurgaon. The 52 participants, in their schools teams, worked hard to help solve live challenges of 3 partner NGOs. Raahgiri Foundation presented the challenge of reduction of vehicular … Continue reading →
  • “India Divided – Part 2″: Repercussions Of Caste Based System On Society

    News With Chai
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    History Caste system in India is very old, oldest of all in the social order, existing since 2500 years (experts have yet not verified it), where classes were divided into “jaatis” which is casts in Hindi, and these jaatis comprised of individuals whom were arranged in a hierarchy or varnas ( a Sanskrit word for … Continue reading →
  • Doctors’ Journey Into The Hearts Of People

    Anil B Jadhav
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:13 am
    Wikipedia says: “National Doctors Day, is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian … Continue reading →
  • The Curious Case Of PGDM And MBA

    News With Chai
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Often times when going for a post-graduate degree in management, we get embroiled in the dilemma of choosing MBA or PGDM. Many still get confused between the two and struggle with the constant battle of which way to go as both the courses are business related and industrially oriented yet they are distinct and dissimilar … Continue reading →
  • “Why Are We Shocked Regarding Mahmood Farooqui?”

    News With Chai
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    Why are we shocked with the news of writer-director Mahmood Farooqui, Peepli Live, Co-director and writer, being accused of rape? Are we guilty of both hero and villain worship? Why is our shock and disbelief limited to reel heroes only? In 2009, actor Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his maid. In 2010, violinist L … Continue reading →
 
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  • Confira a programação cultural do final de semana em JP

    inboox
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    O final de semana está começando e João Pessoa (PB) está cheia de atrações nos diversos tipos de entretenimento, teremos peça teatral, filmes, muita música e até Parada LGBT. Nós separamos as melhores dicas da programação cultural da cidade, que prometem fazer você não ficar em casa nesse último final de semana do mês de julho.     Sexta   Peça Teatral: “Somos assim, após o fim” O espetáculo conta a história de um casal que acabara de se casar e enfrentam diversos problemas, um deles relacionado ao aplicativo de celular Whatsapp. A história…
  • Parada LGBT de João Pessoa acontece nesse fim de semana

    inboox
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    A 14ª Parada do Orgulho LGBT de João Pessoa acontecerá nesse sábado (25), esse ano o tema do evento é “Respeito se aprende em casa e na escola”, buscando mais cidadania e igualdade nas escolas, além de conscientizar a população que a LGBTfobia existe, sendo por vezes aprendida dentro de casa. A Parada será organizada pelo movimento de lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, travestis e transexuais (LGBT) de João Pessoa, que é composta pelas ONGs Movimento do Espírito Lilás (MEL), Grupo de Mulheres Lésbicas e Bissexuais Maria Quitéria (GMMQ), Movimento de Bissexuais (MovBi) e…
  • Mulheres marcham pelo fim da violência em João Pessoa

    Tereza Cantalice
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mulheres de vários segmentos sociais participaram, na tarde desta segunda-feira (20), em João Pessoa, da 4ª ação internacional da Marcha Mundial das Mulheres, em prol de direitos, pelo fim da violência contra a mulher e por outro sistema político. A Marcha foi iniciada no Lyceu Paraibano e finalizada na sede do Tribunal de Justiça da Paraíba (TJPB), no Centro da capital. Um dos objetivos foi de entregar documentos ao TJPB com reivindicações pelo fim da impunidade aos crimes de violências, distribuição de terras improdutivas, rejeição da maioridade penal e do aumento das…
  • Saiba mais sobre os novos personagens da 2ª Temporada de The Flash

    inboox
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Na Comic-Con deste ano foram anunciadas muitas novidades, e muito foi falado sobre a segunda temporada de ‘The Flash’ e sobre a aparição de novos heróis e vilões na trama. Para quem é leitor de quadrinhos e segue a cronologia das HQ’s fica mais fácil de entender quem serão esses personagens e qual sua importância na história, muitas pessoas que não seguem os quadrinhos ficam se perguntando quem são estes personagens, e foi pensando nisso que resolvemos escrever sobre eles. Atenção, alerta de Spoiler nos conteúdos a seguir. Ao contrário do que muitos pensam…
  • Clássicos do cinema serão exibidos em cinema de João Pessoa

    inboox
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
      Os amantes de cinema de João Pessoa (PB) e regiões próximas terão a partir desse mês uma programação especial com sete clássicos internacionais restaurados em formatos digitais (DCP). O ‘Projeto Clássica’ traz os filmes dos cineastas Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog  e Pier Paolo Pasolini. Para os cinéfilos que querem conhecer filmes que exemplificam o clássico da sétima arte essa é uma ótima oportunidade. O Clássica irá exibir os filmes do projeto um a um, mensalmente, até janeiro do próximo ano, cada um ficando uma semana em cartaz. O primeiro longa a ser…
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    15 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
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    17 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    The simple answer is no – search engine submission isn’t necessary. The majority of search engines nowadays (most notably Google) crawl and index pages by following links. Using that logic, a single inbound link from any already-indexed page will identify your page to the engine. Subsequently, if that page links to other pages within your site, they will also be indexed… and so on. For this reason, inbound linking is very important. In fact, acquiring back-links may be the most important of SEO. In theory though, a website owner shouldn’t have to ’scout’ or ‘hunt’ for…
  • Can Any Inbound Linking Hurt My Ranking?

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    17 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    The answer is simple – inbound linking cannot hurt your search ranking. How is this known for certain? Well, for one, if inbound were to hurt your rank, your competitors would continually link to your site from link farms. Such a scenario is beyond your control. For this reason, Google cannot penalize your site for any inbound linking. On the other hand, you can be penalized for illegitimate external linking. It is highly advised that you not link to any website or group of sites that may be involved in shady or unethical search practices. Doing so could result in being black-listed by…
  • The Importance of Anchor Text in Back-links

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    17 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    The importance of anchor text with respect to a linking strategy cannot be overstated. Back-links are a huge part of the search engine algorithm. When initiating a linking campaign, it is vital that external sites link using the appropriate keywords and terms in the anchor text. Almost always, linking candidates will use the company name as anchor text. This does not provide any type of description of the target company’s products or services. Sure, it may be great for branding purposes, but it isn’t usually needed. In most cases, companies already rank very high (if not first) for…
  • Absolute Links vs. Relative Links – SEO Value

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    17 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links. Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines index your page. It shouldn’t really make a difference, but many conclude that this is reason enough. Furthermore, content scrapers and RSS services may ‘repurpose’ your content legitimately (or not). In either case, shouldn’t a proper…
 
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  • Troy Tulowitzki, LaTroy Hawkins traded to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, per report

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    28 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Tulowitzki and Hawkins join a Blue Jays team that hopes to contend in the 2015 postseason. In a shocking move just after midnight on Tuesday morning, the Colorado Rockies traded shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. In exchange for Tulowitzki, the Rockies will get Jose Reyes and three minor leaguers, one of which is Miguel Castro. Jeff Hoffman, the No. 9 pick by the Blue Jays in 2014 could be in the deal, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. Reliever LaTroy Hawkins is headed to Toronto with Tulowitzki. Jon…
  • Alcohol Study Lists Surprising Age Group As Most At Risk — It’s Not Teens

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    28 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    A new study on alcohol has revealed statistics as to what demographic is most at risk for succumbing to the dangers involved with over-imbibing, and the results are a bit surprising. The alcohol study was published in the online journal BMJ Open, and it states that older individuals that are classified as “successful” are most at risk when it comes to problems with alcohol; by successful, the study states that those individuals who are 50 years of age or older, well-educated, and possess sufficient personal financial wealth are in the highest alcohol risk category. The term…
  • Nato set for emergency Turkey talks

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    27 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    IS conflict: Nato to discuss Turkey-Syria border crisis 28 July 2015 From the section Europe Envoys from all 28 Nato countries are to hold a emergency meeting to discuss Turkey’s campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group and Kurdish militants. The meeting in Brussels was called by Turkey, which has become involved in the Syrian conflict in recent days. The country, which had previously been reluctant to intervene, has launched raids against IS in Syria and Kurdish PKK guerrillas in northern Iraq. The strikes followed a wave of attacks by militants on Turkish soil. Turkey, a key Nato…
  • Stunt driver sets world record by jumping 160 feet in a SEMI TRUCK

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    27 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    This is sports. Behold: this is the new record for the longest semi jump! Pretty insane, if you ask me. I don’t think anyone else will be rushing to beat it anytime soon. The best part is that stunt driver Gregg Godfrey meant to jump “only” 140 feet. Now that’s a humblebrag if I’ve seen one. A video posted by Nitro Muscle Hampster (@gregggodfrey) on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:29am PDT SBNation.com – All Posts The post Stunt driver sets world record by jumping 160 feet in a SEMI TRUCK appeared first on Tell Me News.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: One In Ten Women Affected With Devastating Health Problem

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    27 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome isn’t a rare syndrome, but it is rarely discussed in mixed public. Why? The accompanying symptoms of the hormonal imbalance, thought to have a genetic component, can be very difficult for women to talk about and live with. Besides the pain of impaired fertility, many women also experience weight gain (sometimes extreme), acne, hair growing on their face, chest, and shoulders, and some even begin to go bald. With the standard of female beauty in the U.S. being a fertile woman with a slender figure, lustrous hair, and nary a body hair visible, this makes many…
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  • Delta's Posh New Upgrade: Private Jet

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    For frequent flyers who'd like to feel wealthy for a day, Delta's got a new upgrade that will cost the shirts off their backs yet still feel like a pretty big bang for the buck. For $300 to $800 a flight, "high-value customers" who've achieved elite or "medallion" status in...
  • Dad Ordered to Leave Prison, Son May Take His Place

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Juan Silva Sr. was yesterday ordered to leave prison, though he's just one year into his five-year sentence for a fatal 2013 hit-and-run. His 22-year-old son, Juan Silva, is about to take his place. The reason? The 43-year-old Milwaukee man gave a false confession to protect his son, who has...
  • Hundreds Sick From Cilantro Grown in Feces-Strewn Fields

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The US is banning some Mexican cilantro thanks to the appalling conditions health officials recently found at multiple cilantro fields two hours southeast of Mexico City. Human feces and toilet paper have been found in the growing fields in Puebla, and the general lack of sanitation for workers has been...
  • What You Earn Is Tied to How You Drink

    Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Overall, roughly two in three Americans drink alcohol—which has been true historically since 1939. But dig a little deeper and drinking habits vary widely among some Americans, particularly between those who are wealthy (eight in 10 drink) and those who are not (only five in 10 do), reports Gallup...
  • NATO Holds 5th-Ever Emergency Meeting

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
    For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in an emergency session today to gauge the threat ISIS poses to Turkey and the debated actions Turkish authorities are taking in response. The extraordinary meeting at NATO headquarters was requested by Turkey under Article 4 of...
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  • Somalia Health Services Under Red Alert Due to Lack of Funding

    Angelina Bouc
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned over the lack of funding to support health services in Somalia. To emphasize the dire situation the agencies are turning to the public to plead for assistance. In just the last 90 days, 10 hospitals in Somalia have closed or suffered a lack […] Somalia Health Services Under Red Alert Due to Lack of Funding is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Spain Increases Marriage Age to Prevent Exploitation

    Angelina Bouc
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    The United Nations and youth organizations around the world have implored Spain for years to raise their legal minimum age for marriage. The country took heed of the pressure and said the age of marriage would be raised from 14 to 16-years-old. Prior to Thursday’s legislative change, teens who were 14 could marry with permission from […] Spain Increases Marriage Age to Prevent Exploitation is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • President Obama Welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Discuss Boko Haram

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    20 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Recently elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, D.C. The sitting presidents are going to discuss international affairs, and then focus on the terrorist organization, Boko Haram. Viral Global News has written extensively about this faction for over a year. The group has murdered thousands of citizens, […] President Obama Welcomes Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Discuss Boko Haram is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and…
  • Bangladesh Officials Arrest Suspects in Gruesome Public Death of 13 Year Old

    Angelina Bouc
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Samiul Alam Rajan was a 13-year-old boy who sold vegetables from his stand in Sylhet, a major city northeast of Bangdalesh. On July 8, the boy’s life would end in one of the most horrific ways on a public platform. For nearly a half-hour, Alam was beaten by several men who accused him of theft. […] Bangladesh Officials Arrest Suspects in Gruesome Public Death of 13 Year Old is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Update – 16 Months Missing

    Angelina Bouc
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    As spring showers slowly faded to the growing warmth of the sun and children embraced summer break, a question lingers still for hundreds of families. Where is flight MH370? 16 months has passed without any significant updates, and yet it remains one of the largest, global mysteries. How could a Boeing 777 disappear with 239 […] Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Update – 16 Months Missing is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
 
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  • Khloe Kardashian Poses For Complex Magazine

    kooffreh essien
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Khloe Kardashian has really shown that she's massively endowed. The KUWTK star took lots of shoots for the cover of COMPLEX magazine.See more instagram photos below:This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts! The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all 🙊❤️💋 hi hater!!! Click on it... I know you want to 😝A…
  • Today Is Dr. Sid's Traditional Marriage Anniversary

    kooffreh essien
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Dr. Sid, who got married to the love of his life, Simi Osomo last year took to his Instagram page today to celebrate his first traditional marriage anniversary.We wish them the very best in this journey.SEE photo below:I Married well #TradAnniversryA photo posted by Dr SID (@iamdrsid) on Jul 27, 2015 at 2:33am PDT
  • Kaduna Defence Academy Are After MI & Charass For Wearing Camo

    kooffreh essien
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    The Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Kaduna posted this photo of rapper MI and singer, Charass (the Coco Butter crooner) putting on the military camourflage on their official twitter handle.They called out the two entertainers for wearing camouflage uniforms and warned:@MI_Abaga & @Charass_MMM we have noticed u! And the arm of bars must prevail. pic.twitter.com/CPJcIX07PK— NDA KADUNA (@TheNDAKaduna) July 27, 2015My issue is that, are these the first artist to put on a military camouflage?
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bobbi Kristina Is Dead.

    agbo etta
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Hospitalized Bobbi KristinaBobbi Kristina  has died  on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found Jan. 31, face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. She was 22.A police report described it as a drowning.Bobbi Kristina was the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last…
  • DRAMA! See US Security Manhandle Kenya President’s PA For Posing By Obama’s Limo

    agbo etta
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Uhuru Jomo Gecaga being chased by US secret serviceUS President, Barak Obama, who is visiting for the first time since he became president, was picked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi in his official bullet proof-glassed Cadillac limousine popularly known as ‘The Beast’Uhuru Jomo Gecaga posses with the beast.The beauty of the beast which has a plate number 800 002, caught the attention of  the Personal Assistant to Kenya President, Uhuru Jomo Gecaga who decided to pose by the powerful wonder wheel for a one second picture.There was however a mild drama as He was…
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  • Bomb blast kills two Bahrain police: Ministry - Zee News

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    The Indian ExpressBomb blast kills two Bahrain police: MinistryZee NewsSitra: A bomb blast killed two Bahrain policemen and wounded six others Tuesday in an area often shaken by clashes between security forces and Shiite Muslim protesters, the interior ministry said. Bahrain has seen frequent unrest since the minority Bomb kills two Bahraini policemen, government implicates IranReuters Canadaall 127 news articles »
  • Obama calls on African leaders to fight corruption, uphold democracy - USA TODAY

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    USA TODAYObama calls on African leaders to fight corruption, uphold democracyUSA TODAYADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Obama ended a historic visit to Africa on Tuesday with a call for leaders across the continent to uphold democratic freedoms and fight corruption. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to address the 54-nation ...White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanksWashington PostObama tells African leaders to loosen grips on power, and they cheer him anywayLos Angeles TimesObama Rebukes African Leaders, Says He Could Win Third Term in White…
  • First Read: The First GOP Debate is the New Ames Straw Poll - NBCNews.com

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    ABC NewsFirst Read: The First GOP Debate is the New Ames Straw PollNBCNews.comFirst Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. The first GOP debate is the new Ames Straw Poll. For political observers who are pleased that the So who is a 'real' GOP candidate?Washington Post (blog)Best kept secret: How exactly will Fox winnow GOP debate field?Christian Science MonitorWhat's behind the frenzy of stunts, accusations among GOP candidates? The Aug Los Angeles…
  • After historic vote lifting ban, idea of gay Boy Scout leaders still divides - Christian Science Monitor

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Christian Science MonitorAfter historic vote lifting ban, idea of gay Boy Scout leaders still dividesChristian Science MonitorThe Boy Scouts of America's ended it's longstanding ban on gay adults on Monday, but the debate over whether gay men should be permitted to lead Boy Scout troops is far from over. By Beatrice Gitau, Staff writer July 28, 2015. Save for later Saved. close.Local groups still key after Boy Scouts decisionChicago TribuneBoy Scouts of America Ends Ban on Gay Adult LeadersWall Street JournalBoy Scout policy changes with timesDallas Morning NewsHuffington…
  • Libyan Court Sentences Qaddafi Son to Death - New York Times

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    New York TimesLibyan Court Sentences Qaddafi Son to DeathNew York TimesCAIRO — A court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday sentenced Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of the former dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, to death in an act of retribution that had been the urgent demand of the millions of Libyans who rose Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to deathReutersLibyan court sentences Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, to death over killings in Montreal GazetteMoammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death in LibyaCNNIrish…
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  • States to start drawing from N300b presidential special intervention soon – Presidency

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    28 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    “…state governments will start benefiting from the special intervention fund of between N250B to N300B in a matter of weeks.” *Details of Debt Relief Program kicks off in few weeks The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress. Specifically, state governments will start […] The post States to start drawing from N300b presidential special intervention soon – Presidency appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Ministerial appointment won’t be rushed to avoid picking compromised persons – Buhari

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    28 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    President Muhammadu Buhari has again provided reasons why ministers would not be appointed anytime soon, stressing that a lot of institutions have been compromised and many knowledgeable persons have chosen to be selfish, work for themselves and circumvent the system‎ to favour them, hence the need to patiently search and get the best. He said […] The post Ministerial appointment won’t be rushed to avoid picking compromised persons – Buhari appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Buhari/APC Reps meeting deadlocked as members sing discordant tunes

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    28 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    The peace meeting convened by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the All Progressive Congress lawmakers in the House of Representatives, aimed at finding a lasting solution to the crisis was deadlocked, as members emerged from the meeting singing discordant tunes. Members came out of the meeting which barely lasted 20 minutes singing discordant tunes […] The post Buhari/APC Reps meeting deadlocked as members sing discordant tunes appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Uche Nwosu: a gold digger who wants to be governor in 2019

    Admin Admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    Little was known of Mr. Uche Nwosu until 2011 when Governor Rochas Okorocha named him the Deputy Chief of Staff. He had earlier served the Governor as Personal Assistant (PA) during which period he was among those whose job was to untie the shoelace of the Ogboko – Ideato South born businessman and politician, once […] The post Uche Nwosu: a gold digger who wants to be governor in 2019 appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Calm down, Arsene. It’s not even August yet

    Obi Ebuka Onochie
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    The Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger was in his element on the weekend at the Emirates Cup. This was his definition of pure football. Seeing his kids not just compete, but thrive on the big stage as the Gunners thumped Olympique Lyon on Saturday and overcame VfL Wolfsburg yesterday.   Seven goals in 24 hours. Who […] The post Calm down, Arsene. It’s not even August yet appeared first on 360 Naija.
 
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  • Donald Trump goes on the attack with Scott Walker as his latest target

    Toolzo Omosexy
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:22 pm
     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP First Donald Trump questioned whether Sen. John McCain was truly a war hero.Then he revealed to a South Carolina crowd the personal phone number of Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.On Saturday Trump went for the hat trick, gleefully insulting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker because one of Walker's fundraisers called the billionaire real estate mogul 'DumbDumb.'"Finally, I can attack!" Trump said at a packed rally at Oskaloosa High School. "Wisconsin's doing terribly. It's in…
  • 7 Newly-released photographs of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 attacks

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
     President George W Bush stands with his hands in his pockets as vice-president Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice have a discussion in one of the newly-released photos. Photo / US National Archives Newly-released photographs taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by then vice-president Dick Cheney's staff photographer show shock and horror written on the faces of Mr Cheney, president George W Bush and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice.Vice-president Dick Cheney sits with his foot up on the desk as he watches the unfolding situation on TV (US National…
  • Apple reportedly met with BMW for help with its secret car project

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Apple’s potential entry into the electric car market has provoked fevered speculation, with conflicting reports that the company is making some kind of electric minivan, and that it plans on challenging Google and Uber in making a self-driving car. At the very least, it has poached a bunch of auto and battery engineers. Whatever it ends up doing, it might end up borrowing substantially from what BMW is building. Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives reportedly met with BMW counterparts in Leipzig to visit the production line of the company’s i3 electric car, according to Germany’s…
  • China uses ‘stadium diplomacy’ to compete with Obama for Kenya’s affections

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    China has promised to spend millions refurbishing the same sports stadium that US president Barack Obama will use to address the Kenyan public this weekend. The timing is probably not a coincidence. Just two days before the president’s much-hailed arrival in Nairobi, Beijing pledged a total of $17 million in funds for the stadium and two other initiatives in Kenya.Beijing has been ramping up what some like to call the government’s “stadium diplomacy” in Africa. As of 2010, there were 50 sports arenas across Africa that were built with Chinese support, given as either gifts or funded…
  • Tourists flee Las Vegas hotel blaze

    Watson William
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Two people were injured and hundreds of others were forced to flee after a fire broke out at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. The blaze started at an outside pool area on a 14th-floor deck of The Cosmopolitan and quickly spread, setting pool cabanas and trees alight. Firefighters battle blaze at Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel http://t.co/ILtkwqAAUd @News3LV pic.twitter.com/g3LaIfVa7s— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 25, 2015 As large plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky, terrified guests fled to safety and more than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene. One…
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