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  • In Ferguson, Scrutiny on Police Is Growing

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    By JOHN ELIGON and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Two new lawsuits were filed against the department on Tuesday over the 2011 death of a man whom the police tried to subdue with a Taser gun.
  • New theory on how Americans were infected with Ebola in Liberia?

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    20 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    As the West African nation sealed off a slum in its capital, there is a new thinking as to how two Americans came down with the disease
  • 'World is watching' troubled US suburb

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Top US law official visits Ferguson protesters as dwindling numbers of demonstrators demand justice for teen's killing.
  • FURY IN FERGUSON Source: Cop badly beaten before shooting Brown

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    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Holder visits Ferguson, says 'change is coming'Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution'JOHN STOSSEL: The truth about libertarians, police and FergusonFOX NEWS FIRST: Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?KURTZ: Obama can't win on raceVIDEO: Media reaction to unrest in Ferguson VIDEO: Rush to judgment in Ferguson? VIDEO: First-hand account of Ferguson looting
  • More Than Two Hundred Villages Submerged By Floods In Assam

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    17 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    The flood situation in Lakhimpur district turned critical as flood waters of Subansiri, Ranganadi inundated 120 villages and washed away three embankments in the district.
 
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  • Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Thailand coup general named as PM

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is named the new prime minister of the south-east Asian nation.
  • US military 'tried to free Foley'

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.
  • Chinese cult murder trial opens

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
 
 
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  • U.S. staged secret operation into Syria in failed bid to rescue Americans

    Adam Goldman, Karen DeYoung
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. Read full article >>
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., in Ferguson, shares painful memories of racism

    David Nakamura, Nia-Malika Henderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. arrived in the St. Louis area Wednesday to tour a community roiled by the police shooting of an unarmed African American teen — nine months after he had visited the same city to tout new initiatives aimed at keeping poor black men out of prison. Read full article >>
  • A question for Washington pollsters: How wrong must you be to never work again?

    Ben Terris
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Just how wrong does someone have to be to lose their job in Washington, D.C.? For John McLaughlin, even historically wrong wasn’t enough. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, maybe you know his work. He’s the Republican pollster who predicted just weeks before the June election that then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) would win his primary by 34 points. This week, Cantor packed up his Capitol Hill office, having lost that election by 10 points. Read full article >>
  • Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back

    Nick Anderson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Men punished for sexual misconduct in the wave of cases sweeping college campuses are fighting back against what they call unfair student disciplinary systems and publicity that threatens to shatter their reputations. Read full article >>
  • Ebola crisis provides glimpse into Samaritan’s Purse, SIM

    Brady Dennis
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Dent Thompson had never heard of Samaritan’s Purse when the Christian relief group called last month and asked for his help. Samaritan’s Purse and another global ministry group, SIM, were scrambling to transport two ­Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries from Liberia to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. They had learned from government officials that Thompson’s company, Georgia-based Phoenix Air Group, had a specially designed Gulfstream III with a one-of-a-kind isolation unit developed precisely for emergency medical evacuations. They wanted to send the plane to West…
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    In Focus

  • First Flight with the Wright Brothers

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft and making the first controlled, powered and sustained flight more than a hundred years ago. The Wright brothers documented much of their early progress in photographs made on glass negatives. Today, the Library of Congress holds many of these…
  • Liberia Battles Ebola Epidemic

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    In West Africa, more than 2,200 people have contracted Ebola since March, and 1,200 of them have died from the virus. Liberia has suffered the most deaths to date, with teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing now collecting victims from all over the capital of Monrovia. Poor sanitation, close living quarters, and a lack of education have contributed to the spread of the virus. Among some, a belief has grown that the epidemic is a fraud, and that people are dying from other causes, leading to confrontations between citizens and health workers. Burial teams have been turned away while…
  • National Guard Sent to Ferguson, Missouri, After Week of Chaos and Protest

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Ferguson, Missouri, has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last week. Over the weekend, despite calls for peaceful demonstrations by Brown's parents, several protests became violent. Protesters were not only angry about the shooting, but were outraged by the heavy police response to the demonstrations. The militarized tactics taken by Ferguson police were widely criticized, and officials are still struggling to control the situation. On Sunday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/9-8/16

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week's edition features images of the Stromboli volcano, a fashion show in South Sudan, the Little League World Series, wild horses on a Maryland shore, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and much more, including the passing of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. [35 photos] A man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at…
  • Desperate Iraqi Minorities Flee ISIS Attacks

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Much of Iraq is now in chaos, and fighters from the the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are fueling the instability, attacking towns at will and making large gains in territory. Last week, ISIS militants swarmed into several minority villages in northern Iraq, prompting tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push toward the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil. Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters that IS militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive. U.S. warplanes bombed ISIS fighters…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” redone as a waltz [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Now that the original girls in need of a good time are getting up there in years, bouncing on beds and high-kicking down the halls of Daddy’s house aren’t exactly what the doctor ordered, so Postmodern Jukebox released this vintage 1912 version of the song. You can still wear a corset, just make sure it’s under a dress that covers those scandalous ankles of yours. Full story at YouTube via Laughing Squid. Ladies just want to have a pleasant time. Graphics credit: Canva  
  • The absolute saddest kayaking video you’ll ever see [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Landlubber Max was somehow conned by his friend Sarah into taking a river kayaking trip and hilarity ensues when he finds himself sinking without a clue what to do. She assures us he survived the trauma, though he should probably pack waterwings if he plans on trying it again. Full story at YouTube. Not your typical kayak video. Graphics credit: Canva
  • 5 ways to cut unnecessary stress from your life

    Josh Urich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone has stress in their lives––some of it is necessary stress, stuff that keeps us alive, but some of it is unnecessary stress. Learn how to identify and ditch that unnecessary stress in this article. For example, one way to ditch stress is to start paying attention to when you’re stressed. It takes practice to actually be mindful when you’re freaking out about something, but it pays off. Another key to losing that unnecessary stress is to recognize when you don’t have control over a situation. So much stress in our lives is the result of us trying to control that…
  • Meet Kama, surfing’s next pig — um, big — thing [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    If humans were born to surf, they would have been born with fins, yet we all know that kind of logic doesn’t hold true, so we can’t see why other intelligent mammals can’t join in the fun, too. Kama’s owner realized he had something special on his hands when the pig fell into the water and started swimming, and, turns out, he knows his way around a surfboard as well. Fortunately, his human companion doesn’t mind him hogging the spotlight. (Yeah, like we could resist that one.) Full story at YouTube. Surfing pigs…what’ll they think of next? Graphics…
  • Is this why older adults can’t stay asleep?

    Futurity
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    A loss of neurons in a part of the brain that serves as an on/off switch for sleep may explain why so many older adults suffer from insomnia. “In many older people with insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption, the underlying cause is unknown,” says Andrew Lim, assistant professor of neurology at University of Toronto. “We provide evidence that loss of neurons in a particular region of the brain that controls sleep may be an important contributor to insomnia in many older individuals.” Full story at Futurity. More research news from top universities. Photo credit: David van der…
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    Radio Times

  • Does downtown Philly need another casino?

    jehrens
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Suezette Parmley, Michael Paladino, Patrick Gillespie Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board still has yet to choose the winning applicant out of four, vying for the one remaining casino license for downtown Philadelphia. But with four Atlantic City casino’s closing in the next month and expansion on Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino underway, does it make economic sense for the city to greenlight construction of a second downtown casino?  We get an update on the deliberations with SUZETTE PARMLEY of the Inquirer to begin this hour.  Then we hear from PATRICK GILLESPIE, business…
  • How the media has covered the unrest in Ferguson

    Susan Greenbaum
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Paul Farhi, James Peterson and Byron Tau National media converged on Ferguson, Missouri, last week to cover the unrest following the police shooting of Michael Brown. But before they arrived, twitter reports and Instagram videos provided real-time coverage of the unfolding violence with graphic and disturbing images. Cable news channels have been reporting from Ferguson round-the-clock. In the meantime, journalists have been harassed and several have been arrested raising serious questions about freedom of the press. Has the media – broadcast, print and digital – effectively and…
 
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    The Conversation

  • David Cameron is wrong to place age limits on music videos

    Adrian North, Head of School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Megadeth’s anti-censorship Hook in Mouth Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced this week that from October all music videos shown in the United Kingdom will carry a movie-style age-appropriateness rating, stating whether each is appropriate for 12, 15, or 18-year olds. But far from shielding young people from semi-pornographic depictions of women and gun-toting rappers, the research shows that Cameron may be worsening any problem and acting on the basis of dubious logic. We’re all familiar with the thought process, as the US and Australia have tried similar measures in the past: if…
  • We have animal welfare laws but they don't stop the suffering

    Siobhan O'Sullivan, Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Melbourne
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    With an area smaller than an A4 sheet of paper required per bird, battery hens are debeaked so they don't peck each other to death.Wikimedia, CC BY-SAJulian Burnside and Daniel Reynolds wrote recently for The Conversation that: … animals do have greater rights than asylum seekers in Australia. In fact, Australian law requires that animals be treated humanely, yet allows humans to be treated like animals. We believe there are deep problems with this reasoning, which also unnecessarily risks dividing two important social justice causes. Animals do not have ‘rights’ Animals do not have…
  • J.D. Salinger: the outsider everybody wants to get to know

    Sascha Morrell, Lecturer in English at University of New England
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The author of The Catcher in the Rye wanted privacy – but that hasn't stopped biographers and memoirists delving into his personal life.RakkaMore than 60 years after The Catcher in the Rye was first published, and four years on from his death in 2010, American author J.D. Salinger continues to divide people. He even divides some people from their younger selves. Many who identified with Catcher’s 16-year-old hero Holden Caulfield as teenagers judge the book more harshly later in life. The story of a cynical yet sensitive teenage misanthropist whose only career ambition is to rescue…
  • The government can sell the budget if it gets its story straight

    Maxine Montaigne, PhD Student, Economic History at London School of Economics
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    When faced with an economic policy agenda, the public must be persuaded on two fronts: that it is justified both by evidence and morally.AAP/Paul MillerIt is now more than three months since the Abbott government released its first budget. Amid the subsequent wrangling over controversial measures such as the A$7 GP co-payment and re-indexing the fuel excise, most commentators seem to agree on at least one thing: the Australian people are just not buying it. Selling economic policy is a difficult job, even for the party that has historically been considered best at managing the economy –…
  • Unemployed or lazy? Economists know better

    Phil Lewis, Professor of Economics at University of Canberra
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Thanks to language, many people despise economists.Lafayette College/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAEvery scientific discipline has its own language, largely to save time when conversing with others from the same discipline. For instance, in trigonometry it’s much easier to talk about the “hypotenuse” rather than “the side opposite the right angle in a right angle triangle” every time. In economics we use terms such as “opportunity cost” of an activity rather than “the highest-valued alternative that must be given up to engage in that activity”. A problem often arises when an…
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    The Big Picture

  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (left) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Women's Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing International…
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Note: if you're interested in the Pope, please check out our upcoming sister site, Crux: Covering all things Catholic. --Thea Breite (23 photos total) Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South…
  • Ferguson Protests

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    There have been a week of protests, some peaceful and some violent, since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The unrest prompted Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency on Saturday an implement a curfew in the St. Louis suburb. Tensions had flared Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot Brown and named the teen as a suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred shortly before he was shot. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Demonstrators raise their hands and chant "hands up,…
  • Supermoon photographs from around the world

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    There’s something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterday’s supermoon did not disappoint. --Thea Breite (15 photos total) Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Daily life: July 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    A look at selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of July. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) A man practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, on the Futuro beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2. Fortaleza is one of many cities hosting World Cup soccer matches this month. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Ferguson’s Constitutional Crisis

    Dahlia Lithwick
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Of all the narratives coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—the militarization of local cops, the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the acceptable uses of force—the constitutional story that has most captured our attention is that of the police persistently violating the First Amendment rights of both the protesters and the press. When we talk about constitutional violations there, we do so primarily with respect to our freedom of speech and assembly.  
  • Obama’s Next Move

    Fred Kaplan
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    With his speech on Wednesday condemning ISIS in newly stark, determined language, President Obama now needs to step up his military campaign in equally dramatic fashion.
  • Dear Prudie Early Release: Dial M for Matricide

    Emily Yoffe
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday at 6 a.m.
  • Dude, on the Set of the Big Lebowski

    Mike Pesca
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Listen to Episode 75 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Dear Prudence Live Chat

    Emily Yoffe
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Emily Yoffe takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit yours ahead of time below:
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Paying Jabbar Collins $10 Million Doesn’t Address Problems With Prosecutors

    ProPublica
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    by Joe Sexton The dollar figure was so large and the public statements of vindication and concession so harmonious, one might have been tempted to think the system had actually worked. A wrongly convicted Brooklyn man had won his freedom when a federal judge called out a local prosecutor for misconduct. And then, this week, with the help of an able lawyer, the freed man won a $10 million settlement from New York City, gaining possible financial security for life. But ProPublica's reporting over the last two years suggests that any such temptation to think the system worked in the case of…
  • New York City Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Wrongful Conviction Case

    ProPublica
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    by Joaquin Sapien New York City has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Jabbar Collins, who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The settlement announced today concludes a decades-long struggle for Collins, now 42. He was just 22 when he was sent to Green Haven Correctional Facility in upstate New York for the 1994 murder of Brooklyn landlord Abraham Pollack. In the years that followed, Collins turned his cell into a full-fledged jailhouse lawyer's office. He filed Freedom of Information Requests, re-interviewed witnesses, and taught…
  • Interview With Civil Rights Legend John Lewis: Audio

    ProPublica
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica Read article Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate In 1964, John Lewis was a barrier-breaking Freedom Rider, among the first to launch sit-ins and travel the country recruiting college students to travel to the deepest South for Freedom Summer. Now a longtime congressman, he is the only speaker left from the pivotal 1963 March on Washington. Listen to his interview with ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones on his reflections on that fateful summer. (Full disclosure: This is a low-fi recording with all the audio hallmarks of reporting: pen…
  • Long a Force for Progress, a Freedom Summer Legend Looks Back

    ProPublica
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    by Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica Listen Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Eli Meir Kaplan, special to ProPublica Dispatches from Freedom Summer Long a Force for Progress, a Freedom Summer Legend Looks Back Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago. by Nikole Hannah-Jones August 19, 2014 Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is the most iconic living veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, the sole survivor of the leaders known as the Big Six. He is the only speaker left from the pivotal…
  • The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police

    ProPublica
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    by Hanqing Chen Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone." The militarization of St. Louis and other local police departments can be traced to two major sources – the federal 1033 Program, a section of the…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • Turf Laying Tips For Perth Homeowners

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Home improvement is not only for the wealthy. Even typical homeowners who wish to make their properties better and more appealing can improve their homes regularly. As an owner, you need to be sure to opt for the ideal home improvement solution that can cater to your needs. Today, gardening is one of the best options to beautify a home and a property. Perth and nearby homeowners state that having a garden can provide numerous benefits such as increasing the value of your property, enjoying better property appeal and even helping make the environment and your surrounding safer and better. All…
  • An amazing adventure

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Since I was a little girl, I used to watch Disney movies but Aladdin was one of my favorites. I always wanted to find the big blue guy. After that, I met Mrs. Doubtfire. Even if I was too young to understand the real meaning if the movie, I understood that Robin Williams would take a huge part in my life. After that, I watched Jumanji and I started to dream about fabulous adventures with Robin Williams. My childhood was all about dreams that Robin Williams made me think of. Now, even if he is not here with us, his movies and the amazing adventures we did with him remain in our lives.
  • Michael Brown autopsy rendering

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    I made a simple change by inverting the arms on the autopsy photo..as in a surrendering stance like the witnesses claim Mr Brown was doing.Notice when I did the grouping of the shots.His hands would most likely have been closer  to his head explaining the hand wound as well.Please look and see what your experts think.Interesting at least.
  • Ferguson and GOD...How they relate.

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Funny for me how folks of a certain religious persuasion view the world. Truly amazing to me as I see the benefits of GOD on an everyday basis. Talk Radio guest today….Not of the clergy but of the community organizer and embrace peace over violence type. Dining, Living, and breathing in the community with those considered too aggressive,  He said this today which I found profound. “The problem with the young generation of today is not that they’re fearless….Which many young generations before them have embraced” “The biggest problem I see in the community is many of THIS…
  • Actividad de Boxeo en Rio Jueyes de Coamo

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Actividad de Boxeo en Rio Jueyes de Coamo Coamo 20 de agosto de 2014. El 23 de agosto de 2014 se realizo la actividad de Boxeo en Rio Jueyes de Coamo en el Complejo Deportivo de Rio Jueyes de Coamo. Están todos los deportistas invitados a esta actividad deportiva y es libre de costos. Por Ramón Luis Vázquez Collazo de la Prensa Independiente.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Bond Sales in Africa Losing Allure

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    African governments are on pace to issue a record amount of bonds in 2014, but global investors' appetite for African bonds may be testing its limit.
  • Market Chilly to Argentine Debt Proposal

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Argentina's options are dwindling after its latest proposal to exit default by sidestepping a U.S. court order met with skepticism in financial markets on Wednesday.
  • CBS Plays Hardball as Affiliate Fees Pile Up

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    CBS is focusing on increasing its share of the pay-TV fees its affiliates collect.
  • Corn, Soybean Yields Shoot Higher

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Estimates of corn yields from the Pro Farmer crop tour mostly have exceeded U.S. Agriculture Department estimates, adding pressure to corn prices. Also, much of the nation's soybean crop is in good health.
  • Wall Street Banks Lift Pay for Junior Bankers

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    A host of big banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley have decided to lift pay or are seriously considering the move for many junior bankers.
 
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    FOXNews.com

  • 'WE WANT TO SAVE LIVES' Calif. school district to allow police to carry AR-15s

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Should your small business welcome legally carried guns?VIDEO: 2 students under arrest for alleged school shooting plot
  • LA. ELECTION FIGHT Fiery race could send battle for Senate into overtime

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    VIDEO: Inside Senate race in Louisiana OPINION: Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out winLA mulls cash prize for voters, to boost turnoutFull Coverage: Midterm Elections
  • FURY IN FERGUSON Source: Cop badly beaten before shooting Brown

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Holder visits Ferguson, says 'change is coming'Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution'JOHN STOSSEL: The truth about libertarians, police and FergusonFOX NEWS FIRST: Nixon cracks under pressure, will Holder help?KURTZ: Obama can't win on raceVIDEO: Media reaction to unrest in Ferguson VIDEO: Rush to judgment in Ferguson? VIDEO: First-hand account of Ferguson looting
  • FAST & FURIOUS PROBE DOJ must provide docs to Congress, judge rules

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Calif. school district becomes latest to allow officers to carry AR-15sShould your small business welcome legally carried guns?VIDEO: 2 students under arrest for alleged school shooting plot
  • NEAR MISS: US tried, failed to rescue American hostages held by ISIS in Syria

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    PRESIDENT OBAMA sent US special forces to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by ISIS, believed to include journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, the Obama administration says. US military ramps up airstrikes in Iraq, weighs additional troops after execution video2011 letter shows how James Foley's faith gave him strength | Parents recall 'hero' sonFormer US ambassador to Iraq: ISIS taunting US | Britain vows to stop ISIS recruitingISIS threatens to behead second American journalist | Twitter trying to block Foley killing imagesEXCLUSIVE: Dick Cheney…
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    TIME

  • UPS: We’ve Been Hacked

    Alex Rogers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customers’ credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been compromised. There are 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S., according to UPS. The malware began to infiltrate the system as early as January 20, but the majority of the attacks began after March 26. UPS says the threat was eliminated as of August 11 and that customers can shop safely at all locations. “The customer information that may have been exposed includes names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card…
  • MLB Upholds First Team Protest in 28 Years in Giants Versus Cubs Game

    Alex Rogers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    After protesting that the Chicago Cubs didn’t tarp the field properly in a 2-0 rain-inducing loss Tuesday night, the San Francisco Giants were allowed by Major League Baseball Wednesday night to finish the game Thursday. The heavy fifteen minutes of rain had stopped the game after four and a half innings, and the Cubs were declared the winners only after a 4 hour and 34 minute delay. It was the first time in 28 years that Major League Baseball upheld a team’s protest, USA Today reports. The Giants had asked the MLB to forfeit the game, but the League decided that the…
  • Winona Ryder Will Join David Simon’s Show Me A Hero

    Alex Rogers
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Winona Ryder will embark on her “largest TV commitment to date,” joining the Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Alfred Molina for the new HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, created by The Wire‘s David Simon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The six-hour show is based on Lisa Belkin’s eponymous nonfiction book, which was billed as a “A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption” when it was published in 1999. The protagonist of Show Me A Hero is Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Issac), the mayor of Yonkers, New York in the late 1980s who, to the detriment of his…
  • The Rescue That Wasn’t

    Mark Thompson
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The Pentagon spoiled Americans with its near-perfect grab of Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Save for a wrecked helicopter, Operation Neptune Spear went off without a hitch (assuming, as many Americans did, that taking bin Laden alive was never a top priority). But the Navy SEALs drew to an inside straight that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan. All the practice in the world can’t trump bum intelligence. And the U.S. intelligence community’s estimates that bin Laden would be in the compound where he died ranged from 30 to 95%. If bin Laden hadn’t been there, the raid would have…
  • Tony Stewart to Miss Third Consecutive NASCAR Race

    Alex Rogers
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not participate in this weekend’s Bristol Motor Speedway, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday, marking the third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup race he has missed since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in upstate New York on August 9. Stewart could face criminal charges for Ward’s death, who had exited his vehicle after Stewart clipped his car and sent it crashing into the wall. After exiting his car, Ward wandered onto the track and tried to flag down Stewart, but was struck by Stewart’s fast-moving…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Police release video of Kajieme Powell fatal shooting in St Louis

    Chris McGreal in St Louis
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Authorities release recordings of death that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killingSt Louis police have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as behaving erratically and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene. One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening fire repeatedly within 15 seconds of arriving at the scene. Twelve shots are fired in rapid succession. The fatal encounter added to tensions between St Louis police and the black community, coming…
  • James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge: I'm not just some rich guy on a ride

    Luke Buckmaster
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Hollywoods hardest taskmaster on giving up his directors chair and why hes the Ernest Shackleton of film-making James Camerons Deepsea Challenger: interactive guideWhen James Cameron accepted a best director academy award in 1998 for Titanic, clutching his golden statuette and quoting Leonardo DiCaprios character Im the king of the world! to a live audience of millions, it was more than a moment of self-congratulation from a characteristically unsubtle filmmaker.It seemed to represent the pinnacle of Camerons career: a journey all the way to the top for Hollywoods most populist visionary. By…
  • Neanderthals walked among us  study

    Associated Press in Berlin
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Species now thought to have held out alongside modern humans in Europe for thousands of years but extent of mixing is unclearModern humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.Using new carbon dating techniques and mathematical models, researchers examined about 200 samples found at 40 sites from Spain to Russia, according to a study published in the journal Nature. They concluded with a high probability that pockets of Neanderthal culture survived until between 41,030 and…
  • US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria

    Spencer Ackerman in New York
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Elite soldiers fought Isis militants during night-time raid to free US journalist and other hostages, but failed to locate themElite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.Confirmation of the failed night-time raid, which took place earlier this summer, came after a day of sharp questioning over whether the Obama administration had done enough to save Foley's life. It represented the first…
  • Marina Silva secures Socialist party nomination for Brazil presidency

    Jonathan Watts and agencies in Rio de Janeiro
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Former environment minister vying for second place in polls after death of Eduardo Campos in plane crashThe mixed-race daughter of a poor, illiterate family of Amazonian rubber tappers has been chosen as a Brazilian presidential candidate.Marina Silva, a conservationist and former environment minister, met with members of the Brazilian Socialist party (PSB) in Brasilia who officially approved her as the new candidate. She replaces Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash last week. Polls suggest she has the popular support to challenge the president, Dilma Rousseff. Continue reading...
 
 
 
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    The Good News Network

  • Family Reunited With Daughter Now Finds Son 10 Years After Tsunami

    Good News Network
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    An Indonesian couple that were last month reunited with their 14-year-old daughter who went missing in the 2004 earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit the northernmost province of Aceh have in recent days also found their missing son. After media reports in the country showed pictures of the family and long-lost The post Family Reunited With Daughter Now Finds Son 10 Years After Tsunami appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Company Strategy Deletes Emails for Employees on Vacations

    Good News Network
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
      Do you have to spend hours wading through hundreds of emails when you return from vacation? So much for the stress reduction you’ve just achieved. Car and truck maker Daimler is giving its employees in Germany a new vacation option: auto delete. About 100,000 Daimler employees can choose to The post Company Strategy Deletes Emails for Employees on Vacations appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Dramatic Dashcam Video: Hero Truck Driver Saves Family From Fiery Crash

    Good News Network
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    A truck driver is being called a hero by many after he selflessly took action that likely saved the lives of a grandmother and her 1-year-old granddaughter in Gulfport, Mississippi. Incredible dash cam video from the trucker’s cab shows a car ahead on the highway bursting into a fire ball The post Dramatic Dashcam Video: Hero Truck Driver Saves Family From Fiery Crash appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Orphan Baby Dolphin is Adopted by Female of Completely Different Species

    Good News Network
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    A bottlenose dolphin that lost its own calf five years ago has adopted a baby of another species. The inter-species adoption, which is “extremely rare” among dolphins, was confirmed when Lawrence Hamilton, a sightseeing boat crew member from the Fullers GreatSights Bay photographed the calf swimming upside-down and suckling from The post Orphan Baby Dolphin is Adopted by Female of Completely Different Species appeared first on The Good News Network.
  • Ferguson Teachers Clean the Streets and Deliver Lunches to Students

    Good News Network
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Because of the protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of an unarmed teenager, the nearby school district has canceled classes for the week. So yesterday morning, instead of being in the classroom, 150 area teachers took to the streets to clean up broken glass, litter and tear gas The post Ferguson Teachers Clean the Streets and Deliver Lunches to Students appeared first on The Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • When Forests Aren't Really Forests: The High Cost of Chile's Tree Plantaions

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    At first glance, the statistics tell a hopeful story: Chile’s forests are expanding. According to Global Forest Watch, overall forest cover changes show approximately 300,000 hectares were gained between 2000 and 2013 in Chile’s central and southern regions. Specifically, 1.4 million hectares of forest cover were gained, while about 1.1 million hectares were lost. On the ground, however, a different scene plays out: monocultures have replaced diverse natural forests while Mapuche native protesters burn pine plantations, blockade roads and destroy logging equipment. At the crux of these…
  • New Satellite To Help Farmers Facing Drought

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Satellites are put into orbit for a variety of tasks. From sending television signals to our homes to enabling GPS devices, to helping us see weather on a global scale, satellites collect information and provide us with modern conveniences. One new use for a proposed satellite scheduled to launch this winter is soil moisture monitoring at a local level.
  • Truth in seafood labeling

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Do you prefer that your Salmon come from wild-caught sources, or that if farm raised it comes from Scotland instead of Thailand? How accurate ARE those labels at the fish counter? The Universtiy of Hawaii took a look at this recently. They were assessing the levels of mercury in fish offered for sale that were mislabeled. Their study took measurements of mercury from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock "substitutions"—which falsely…
  • Toxic Algae Scare Prompts Backlash Against Farms

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    What do a no-drink order in Toledo and a backlash against factory farming have in common? A lot, as it turns out. Residents of Ohio's fourth-largest city were advised for multiple days earlier this month to refrain from drinking their tap water because it had been contaminated by toxic algae. As residents struggled to deal with their contaminated water supply, the culprit behind the problem became readily apparent: factory farms. The Ohio Agriculture Advisory Council (OAAC) is proposing a regulatory crackdown that could forever change industrial farming practices in this Midwestern state.
  • New way to diagnose ADHD

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed - and misdiagnosed - behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, there are currently no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD. Doctors generally diagnose the disorder by recording a medical and social history of the patient and the family, discussing possible symptoms and observing the patient’s behavior. But an incorrect evaluation can lead to overmedication, which has parents everywhere concerned.
 
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    WND

  • Obama knew of ISIS threat to kill Foley

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    (ABCNEWS.GO) — ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of a video Tuesday night that appears to show the beheading of Foley and warns that militants will carry out a similar act against U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in August, the official said. At least one news organization said it notified the White House about threats it received regarding Foley. Phillip Balboni, CEO and founder…
  • Hillary Clinton 'caught misleading public'

    -NO AUTHOR-
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    In her most recent autobiography, Hillary Clinton misled the public about her role in helping to secure the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, the scene of a 9/11 attack less than two years ago where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered, documents a soon-to-be released book. Further, she may have deceived lawmakers during her public testimony probing the attacks. These and other revelations are contained in “The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House and Hillary Don’t Want You to Know,” by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein. The…
  • ISIS preparing for move against U.S.

    F. Michael Maloof
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Screenshot from ISIS video showing murder of journalist James Foley WASHINGTON – A video released by the Islamic State, or ISIS, showing the beheading of missing American journalist James Wright Foley in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes has underscored concern of new information indicating ISIS has declared war on the United States. The Islamic supremacist group also is training jihadists to attack targets in the United States and Europe, according to U.S. intelligence sources. The sources told WND the al-Qaida splinter group is comprised of thousands of European and American jihadists who…
  • Iran rushes to rescue Hamas, open new front

    Aaron Klein
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Sinai Desert TEL AVIV – With Hamas slowly running out of rockets, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization is sending cells to the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula to possibly open a new front against the Jewish state, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials said Hamas is thought to have between 4,000 to 6,000 long-range rockets remaining in its arsenal, enough for between 40 to 60 days of sustained attacks against Israel if it launches about 100 rockets per day. With the borders to Gaza currently closed, Iran is concerned Hamas may not be able to keep up a…
  • Ferguson pastor: Politicians cashing in on crime

    Jerome R. Corsi
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Taco Bell boarded up, but open, in Ferguson, Missouri FERGUSON, Mo. – A prominent pastor in Ferguson, Missouri, says he fears President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Gov. Jay Nixon and other politicians are using the tragedy of the police shooting of a black youth for their own gain. “If they can, they’ll use it,” Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ferguson, said of the racial upheaval, in an interview with WND in his church office. Shaw, 74, cited former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s adage, “Never waste a good crisis.” “I…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Mali: Children still paying a high price in ongoing conflict

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today. August 20, 2014 Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue, said Amnesty International in a short briefing published today.Mali: All parties to the conflict must put an end to ongoing human rights violations presents the findings of a research mission to assess the human rights situation in the…
  • Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk to journalists

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime. August 20, 2014 The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the region to ensure other missing journalists are safely released, Amnesty International said today.  A video published online by the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS) purports to show…
  • Israel: Human rights access to Gaza imperative amid renewed exchange of fire

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation. August 19, 2014 The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation, said Amnesty International today.Since the beginning of Israel’s military operation on 8 July 2014 in Gaza, Israeli authorities have denied repeated requests by Amnesty International to enter Gaza via the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing. The…
  • India: Release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila 'welcome but long overdue'

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Court ruling directing the release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist. August 19, 2014 A Manipur court ruling directing the release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said today.     The Manipur East Sessions Court ruled that authorities had failed to establish that Irom Sharmila…
  • Nigeria: Destitute victims of forced eviction must be adequately compensated

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement. August 18, 2014 The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement, Amnesty International said in a report published today. read more
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    Fast Company

  • Please Don't Put Your Phone Away During The Movie

    Peter Wade
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Movie theaters in China experiment with showing audience texts onscreen.Movie theaters may be one of the last remaining public spaces where cell phone use is frowned upon … until now. Some cinemas in China have been equipping their theaters with "bullet screens" that display text messages, allowing audience members to comment on the film in real time.Read Full Story
  • Uber's Plans For Global Domination, Revealed Through Job Listings

    Rebecca Greenfield
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Uber's long list of job openings show the company has designs on huge markets from India to New Zealand.Uber's world domination plans are well under way, if you read between the lines of its massive list of available jobs. Positions listed include "Asia Expansion" in the "Expansion" department, and dozens of community managers in cities all over the world, from Ahmedabad, India, to Auckland, New Zealand. World: Uber is coming for you.Read Full Story
  • You Can Now Create Vines By Importing Existing Videos

    Alice Truong
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Twitter's six-second video app also introduced new editing and shooting tools.Vine will now let users import existing videos to create six-second clips.Read Full Story
  • Dream Job Alert: Chocolate Scientist

    Rachel Gillett
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Be the the hero of chocoholics everywhere by figuring out how to keep chocolate from melting.If you've ever unknowingly dropped some chocolate on your lap, you can sympathize. The sad truth is that the instant chocolate touches your hands--or face or clothes or any other extension of yourself--it begins to melt, quickly. And while melting in your mouth is a great feature of eating chocolate, it makes shipping and stocking it harder.Read Full Story
  • A Look Inside The Cottage Industry Of GIFs

    Will Scholl
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Developers are turning to GIFs, one of the Internet's oldest resources, hoping to turn a profit. This article contains interviews with developers Drew Dahlman and Joseph Mueller.Read Full Story
 
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    United Nations Radio

  • UN Chief condemns "horrific murder" of US journalist in Iraq

    Sandra Guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    UNESCO@PHOTO The Secretary-General has strongly condemned the horrific murder of an American journalist in Iraq. According to media reports, James Foley was last seen in Syria in 2012. His murder has reportedly been claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a graphic video of the journalist's beheading. The UN Chief has called for the perpetrators of this act and other such "horrific crimes" to be brought to justice. Stéphane Dujarric is the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. "The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the horrific murder of…
  • UN deplores violence over audit of Afghanistan vote

    Sandra Guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA The United Nations has deplored the violence that took place on Tuesday between representatives of the campaign teams over the ongoing audit of the Afghan vote. Clashes between supporters of Dr Abdullah Abdullah's campaign team and workers from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) left several people hurt at the audit centre compound in Kabul. Dr Abdullah Abdullah is one of the presidential candidates. The UN Special Envoy in Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, called on all parties engaged in the process to conduct themselves with professionalism and treat each other…
  • Breach of Gaza ceasefire strongly condemned by UN chief

    Sandra Guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Palestinians search through the rubble of their home destroyed by Israeli strikes in Khuza’a, southern Gaza Strip.UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan The breach of the temporary humanitarian ceasefire that was due to expire on Tuesday in Gaza has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General. A statement was issued by his spokesperson amidst reports of Hamas rocket attacks at Israel and Israel's airstrikes against Gaza. Israelis and Palestinians have been negotiating in the Egyptian capital, Cairo for a permanent ceasefire to end their current conflict which started in July.
  • UN Radio News 20 August 2014

    Florence Poblete-Enriquez
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
  • UN refugee agency relief operation starts in northern Iraq

    Sandra Guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    The UNHCR-chartered Boeing 747 disgorges its vital cargo of aid after landing at Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. © UNHCR The first flight of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) carrying relief supplies landed in the Iraqi city of Erbil on Wednesday at the start of a massive humanitarian operation in the region. UNHCR says the operation in northern Iraq is aimed at helping almost half a million people displaced by violence and living rough in unfinished buildings, parks or by the roadside. The agency reports that a cargo transport aircraft from Amman, Jordan, has delivered thousands of…
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Anne Neuberger: Inside the NSA

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Anne Neuberger: Inside the NSA The NSA's failures are public headlines.  Its successes are secret.  These days America's National Security Agency lives at the intersection of two paranoias-governmental fears of attack and citizen fears about loss of privacy.  Both paranoias were exacerbated by a pair of devastating attacks-9/11 and Edward Snowden.  The agency now has to evolve rapidly while managing its normal heavy traffic of threats and staying ahead of the ever-accelerating frontier of cyber capabilities.In the emerging era of transparency, and in the thick of transition, what does the…
  • bell hooks: Are You Still a Slave?

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    bell hooks: Are You Still a Slave? The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) presents a conversation with bell hooks, scholar-in-residence at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (http://www.newschool.edu/lang) and other leading voices in black feminism and the LGBTQ community: author Marci Blackman (Tradition), film director Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners), and author and activist Janet Mock (Redefining Realness), about liberating the black female body. For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a…
  • Adrian Hon: A History of the Future in 100 Objects

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Adrian Hon: A History of the Future in 100 Objects Speaking from 02082, Hon described 5 (of 100) objects and events from this century's history he felt most strongly evoked the astonishing trends that have transformed humanity in the past 8 decades. Not all developments proved to be positive. One such was Locked Simulation Interrogation. In 02019 in Washington DC, frustrated by a series of 5 unsolved bombings, the FBI combined an unremovable top quality virtual reality (VR) rig with detailed real-time brain scanning to run a suspect through a cascade of 572 intense simulations designed to…
  • Robert Wood: Robotic Insects

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Robert Wood: Robotic Insects Electrical engineer Robert Wood leads a team at Harvard University that invents and develops entirely new classes of microrobots poised to play a transformative role in medicine, search-and-rescue missions, and agriculture. Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:00:00 -0700 Location: , , National Geographic Live Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2014/06/11/Robert_Wood_Robotic_Insects
  • U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Conversation

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Conversation This lunch-time event alongside the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will offer a platform for representatives from civil society, the private sector, and governments to share experiences on efforts to improve natural resource governance, including fiscal and financial transparency. The luncheon will feature remarks and an interactive discussion of four representatives on topics including: civil society and citizen participation, open contracting and open companies, revenue and budget transparency, trade mis-invoicing and the potential of existing African…
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    The Week: Most Recent Home Page Posts

  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Ferguson: 'I'm sick of it'

    By Eric Kleefeld
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), currently the only African-American state governor in the country, had some strong words to say Wednesday about the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm sick of it," said Patrick, when asked about it by the local Fox station in Boston.I'm sick of unarmed black men being shot by police. I'm sick of the lawlessness on the streets. I think everybody's tired. When are we gonna get through with this kind of thing? I'm hopeful, with the Attorney General of the United States going out, that federal law enforcement will be fully engaged, and I hope…
  • Study of kids finds unexpected link between artistic skills, intelligence scores, and genetics

    By Catherine Garcia
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Researchers at King's College London have found that there is a link between how children draw at age 4 and their thinking skills at 14. But, don't get too excited, parents; the association is modest, and just because you think your preschooler is Picasso doesn't mean he will be a teenage Einstein.Study participants — 7,700 pairs of 4-year-old identical and fraternal twins in England — were asked to draw pictures of a child. Each was scored depending on the number of body parts drawn, from zero to 12. The participants also took verbal and nonverbal intelligence tests at 4 and…
  • In foiled U.S. attempt to rescue James Foley, U.S. ground forces directly battled ISIS militants

    By Catherine Garcia
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    A secret operation in Syria earlier this summer to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages held by ISIS was unsuccessful, the Pentagon announced Wednesday, because they were not at the location targeted.Senior administration officials told ABC News that the "substantial and complex" operation was authorized by President Obama, after "a broad collection of intelligence" caused them to believe that the hostages were at a specific location. "Intelligence is not a perfect science," one official said, adding that "the truth is, we don't know" how it failed.Officials are not sharing too...
  • The richer you are, the more likely you are to think participation trophies are bunk

    By <a href="/author/jon-terbush" ><span class="byline">Jon Terbush</span></a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Sorry, losers, but a 57 percent majority of Americans say that when it comes to kids and sports, only winners should get trophies, according to a new Reason survey. Meanwhile, only 40 percent channel Oprah in saying everyone should get a prize.Lurking beneath the topline numbers, though, is an interesting demographic finding: Rich people are way more opposed to participation trophies than those who are less wealthy. Among those who make less than $30,000 per year, 55 percent think everyone should get a trophy. At the other end of the spectrum, among those making $110,000 per year and up,…
  • Starbucks is bringing 'coffee trucks' to college campuses

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Starbucks is banking on young people's love of food trucks: The chain announced plans to roll out "coffee trucks" at college campuses across the country.The trucks will be operated by Aramark, the food service company behind many college dining halls. The coffee trucks will soon appear at Arizona State University, James Madison University in Virginia, and Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina.Aside from practical reasons — the trucks can move throughout the day to follow students from dorm to lecture halls to maximize profits — the plan combines two of the things…
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • THE GODFATHER OF SOUL II SOUL

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Jazzie B, the British DJ and entrepreneur, on the lessons he learned from the most meticulous man in show business—James Brown From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I first met Mr Brown—I always think of him as Mr, not James—just after he’d been released from prison in 1991. He took a shine to me: we toured together and I produced his 79th album, “Universal James”, in 1993. Producing him was incredible. He always knew what he wanted; sessions with him would be finished within three takes. There really wasn’t that much that I needed to do.
  • ONE MAN'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is awed by J.J. Abrams' boundless creativityand the joy it brings From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I first met J.J. Abrams when I sat next to him at a conference. We were both listening to the speaker, but we were also both doodling in our notebooks. At the end of the speech, I had a handful of bad notes and a couple of stick figures. He’d drawn an amazing science-fiction scene with a robot monster. I thought, “Who is this guy?” I assumed he was some famous comic-book artist, and it was only when I…
  • COMIC, FIERCE AND FEARLESS

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Inspiring Innovators: Peter Sellars admires Faustin Linyekula, the Congolese choreographer turning tragedy into art From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 Kisangani is a very special town, even by African standardsit’s known as “the city of tears”. More than a million people were killed there in 2001-02. You visit Kisangani, every building has bullet holes, scorch marks, or is simply destroyed. Every family lost someone. The Congo river in Kisangani is one mass grave. Faustin grew up in this town. In high school, Faustin and his friends decided that African literature…
  • ROBOTICS' FOUNDING FATHER

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Inspiring Innovators: the British computer scientist Sophie Wilson started reading Isaac Asimov's science-fiction at an early age—and she hasn't stopped since From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 By now, most people in the world have bought at least seven chips powered by our microprocessor—there’ll be one in your modem, your set-top box, your mobile—and I imagine Asimov would probably have approved. He is always concentrating in his fiction on the value of technology. There’s a short story he wrote in 1958 called “The Feeling of Power”. In it, he describes a…
  • THE COMEDIAN AS ICONOCLAST

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    Inspiring Innovators: for Tessa Ross, the Channel 4 controller of film and drama, Chris Morris makes the impossible possible From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 He’ll probably make some clever joke about this piece and he’ll be right—it’s far too earnest for him. But Chris really is unique, a true artist. I first saw him on television in 1994, in “The Day Today”, playing a Paxman-like anchorman: acute, fierce as well as funny, he was clearly a truth-seeker with an ability to uncover charlatans at speed. I approached our first meeting with trepidation. But I…
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/17

    CBS Radio News
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about his plans to reduce tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers has the latest from Ferguson and also on the show, NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks and Georgetown University Sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson discuss the impact of young Michael Brown's death. Representative Mike Rogers and Correspondent Charlie D'Agata have the latest on Iraq and on today's panel Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, and Peter Baker of the…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/10

    CBS Radio News
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondents Holly Williams, Charlie D'Agata, and Clarissa Ward who have the latest on the violence in Gaza and Iraq. Also on the show, Senator Jack Reed of the Armed Services Committee, former US Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organization. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein discuss the 40th anniversary of former President Richard Milhous Nixon's resignation, and David Rhode and Michael Crowley join Schieffer on the panel.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 8/3

    CBS Radio News
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Norah O'Donnell sits down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as they prepare for the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit. They discuss whether the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa will affect the meeting. Also, Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency talks exclusively with Face the Nation on the violence in Gaza. Senator Saxby Chambliss joins the show to discuss the latest conflict simmering between the CIA and Congress. And on the panel…
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    CBS Radio News
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today on Face the Nation Bob Schieffer speaks to CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen in Gaza and looks into the deadly road to a ceasefire between the Israelis and the Palestinians with comments from both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal. Also on the show, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Rep. Mike Rogers, discuss the future of Ukraine as conflicts continue with Russian-backed separatists to the East. On the panel, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonhardt of the New York…
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO: 7/20

    CBS Radio News
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    On this week's Face the Nation, Secretary of State John Kerry joins Bob Schieffer to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Russia's possible involvement in the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine. Also on the show, Representative Peter King of New York, former Special Middle East Envoy Martin Indyk, CBS News Special Contributor Michael Morrell and CBS News Correspondents Mark Phillips, Clarissa Ward and Holly Williams. On today's panel, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal and CBS' Margaret Brennan discuss the…
 
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    KSMU Radio

  • U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

    Audie Cornish
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
  • U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

    editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The White House and Department of Defense released statements Wednesday night regarding an attempt earlier this summer to free hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including journalist James Foley, whose execution was announced Tuesday by the militants.According to Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S.
  • Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

    Audie Cornish
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
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  • 'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

    editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    A father takes his three sons to a hypnotist's show. Called onto the stage, the father's cool self-possession and confidence seem to prevail, and he walks away, claiming no effect. They leave the show, he drops his sons off and drives away. We learn later that he has taken his passport and emptied the family bank account. The boys will not see him again until they are adults.Arthur Friedland's abandonment of his children is the tragedy at the center of this beautifully translated novel by German-Austrian author Daniel Kehlmann.
  • From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

    editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Military service once defined the lives of many men in the United States, particularly before the end of the draft in 1973.
 
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    PCWorld

  • Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    A type of body scanner in wide use across U.S. airports through last year fails to spot well-concealed weapons including guns and knives, computer security researchers contend.The Rapiscan Secure 1000 full body scanner provides only “weak protection against adaptive adversaries,” according to their paper, which will be presented on Thursday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego. The researchers also set up a website with their findings.“It is possible to conceal knives, guns and explosives from detection by exploiting properties of the device’s backscatter X-ray technology,”…
  • Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?Twitter posts related to the shooting last week of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, started appearing a full two days before cable news outlets like MSNBC, CNN and Fox News put the story in prime time, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.Roughly 146,000 posts related to the shooting were published to Twitter on Saturday, Aug. 9, the day Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, Pew researchers found. MSNBC and Fox did not devote prime-time coverage to the shooting and the…
  • The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The UPS Store said Wednesday that malicious software was found on the systems of 51 of its franchises in 24 U.S. states, although no fraud has been detected yet.The subsidiary of United Parcel Service, which has 4,470 U.S. stores, said in a notice that customer names, postal and email addresses and payment card information may have been exposed.The earliest evidence of malware found on a system dates to Jan. 20, The UPS Store said. Most of the 51 stores were affected between March 26 and Aug. 11, when the malware was removed. The UPS Store said it is now safe to use payment cards at its…
  • Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.Tablets with low-resolution screens are already selling for $45 on Amazon, many of which have single- or dual-core processors from a Chinese chip company called Allwinner.But the prices could fall under $35 when Allwinner ships its “fully formed” quad-core A33 chip for only $4, said analyst firm Linley Group in a newsletter this week.The chip’s quad-core processors will deliver better performance than older chips, and be capable of supporting 1280 x 800…
  • VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Extending its desktop virtualization stack, VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a 3-year-old startup that developed software for delivering virtualized applications on the fly.“Fundamentally customers are trying to move to a world where they can reduce complexity and cost not just by simplifying application management infrastructure, but by leveraging real-time application delivery to reduce support costs,” wrote Harry Labana, CloudVolumes’ senior vice president and chief product officer, explaining the potential appeal of his company’s software, in a blog post announcing the…
 
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    theGrio

  • How Atlantic City’s promise failed its black community

    Will Wright
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Atlantic City apparently didn’t see it coming. Thirty-five years ago, when the first of the casinos began to dot the boardwalk, there was a virtual monopoly in casino gaming in the region. There also appeared to be no voice from the black community surrounding the inception and subsequent failure of the gambling industry in Atlantic City. There was no champion to assure that the benefits of the cash flowing from the casinos would lead to revitalization. And, more importantly, there was no backup plan looking toward the future to insulate against the inevitable collapse of the…
  • Iyanla Vanzant takes ‘Fix My Life’ to Ferguson to promote ‘peaceful change’

    Chris Witherspoon
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant is taking her show, Iyanla: Fix My Life, to Ferguson, Missouri, in an effort to promote “peaceful change.” According to the Oprah Winfrey Network, “Following the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, ordained minister and nationally recognized spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to the area to listen to the people who have been adversely affected and to join the community in finding a path from violence into healing.” “My heart hurts for the family of Michael Brown and the citizens…
  • Watch Nicki Minaj’s jaw dropping ‘Anaconda’ video

    Kyle Harvey
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    It’s here. The highly anticipated music video from Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda,” dropped late Tuesday night. Considering how the single artwork caused a mini uproar on social media, the safari-inspired visual definitely follows suit. Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ artwork goes viral Using a liberal sample from Sir Mix A Lot’s classic ode to the derriere “Baby Got Back,” Nicki’s ‘”Anaconda”  doesn’t even try to be subtle with her message of what she’d do with her man’s … well you know. TheGrio | A father’s open letter to Nicki Minaj…
  • ‘Dear White People’ PSA shows whites are on welfare too

    Chris Witherspoon
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Dear White People doesn’t hit theaters until mid-October; however, the satirical drama has already created a substantial buzz. The film centers around four African-American students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out after a popular “African-American” themed party is thrown by white students. The folks producing Dear White People have created ten PSA-style videos attempting to dismantle racial stereotypes of black people. The PSAs explain black culture in the style of NBC’s The More You Know campaign. Check out the latest PSA from Dear White People, which…
  • South Carolina mailman saves choking baby’s life

    Liz Lohuis, WYFF
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    A frantic mother trying to save her baby from choking found help from an unlikely hero. Stephanie Cooper said her 11-month-old son had put a plastic wrapper in his mouth Friday, and it got lodged in his throat. “I turned around and started beating him on his back, but it wasn’t coming out,” said Cooper. Cooper said she was frantic and ran out the front door. “I don’t even remember a whole lot of it because I just blacked out,” said Cooper. Outside Cooper’s door was her letter carrier, Chris Brown. “The mailman didn’t even say a word. He…
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Tanja M. Laden
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Women's Center for Creative Work is a cooperative enterprise that's hosting an afternoon doll-making workshop, Women Who Run With the Wolves, with crafting collective Necessary Habits. The event is inspired by the Russian fairy tale "Vasi­lisa the Beautiful" (also known as Vasilisa the Brave), which begins when a dying... by Tanja M. Laden The Women's Center for Creative Work is a cooperative enterprise that's hosting an afternoon doll-making workshop, Women Who Run With the Wolves, with crafting collective Necessary Habits. The event is inspired by the Russian fairy tale "Vasi­lisa the…
  • Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers

    Chris Ziegler
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fucked Up's newest album, Glass Boys, is a long way from the Wipers/Jawbreaker alien-core they've done before. Vocalist Damien Abraham still has that wrecked, Schwarzenbach-via-'82-Rollins roar of a voice — but now it's chopping through some quintessential Amerindie guitar rock à la Dinosaur Jr. or Hüsker Dü's Warehouse era instead... by Chris Ziegler Fucked Up's newest album, Glass Boys, is a long way from the Wipers/Jawbreaker alien-core they've done before. Vocalist Damien Abraham still has that wrecked, Schwarzenbach-via-'82-Rollins roar of a voice — but now it's chopping through…
  • Ed Rush & Optical

    Lily Moayeri
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Longtime drum 'n' bass powerhouses Ed Rush and Optical take a break from massive EDM festival stages to bring their crafted DJ set to a club setting. The British duo's seemingly endless string of summer gigs is ahead of the late-September release of their sixth full-length album, Automaton, out on... by Lily Moayeri Longtime drum 'n' bass powerhouses Ed Rush and Optical take a break from massive EDM festival stages to bring their crafted DJ set to a club setting. The British duo's seemingly endless string of summer gigs is ahead of the late-September release of their sixth full-length album,…
  • The Zombies

    Falling James
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Modern reunions of old bands from the 1960s can be a very mixed bag. For every group like Question Mark & the Mysterians, who occasionally perform with original members and sound just as powerful as they did in their heyday, there are dozens of other bands who sound embarrassingly creaky... by Falling James Modern reunions of old bands from the 1960s can be a very mixed bag. For every group like Question Mark & the Mysterians, who occasionally perform with original members and sound just as powerful as they did in their heyday, there are dozens of other bands who sound embarrassingly creaky…
  • The Underground Museum's New Exhibit Combines Contemporary Work With Centuries-Old African Art

    Catherine Wagley
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Compton-bred, hip-hop bard Kendrick Lamar is singing in his catchy, laid-back way: "All my life I want money and power / Respect my mind or die from lead shower." A lithe guy who's high on life, or maybe high on something else, is strutting along the L.A. River. He is... by Catherine Wagley Compton-bred hip-hop bard Kendrick Lamar is singing in his catchy, laid-back way: "All my life I want money and power / Respect my mind or die from lead shower." A lithe guy who's high on life, or maybe high on something else, is strutting along the L.A. River.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments…
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Back to Iraq

    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Back to Iraq PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: iraq, quagmire, ISIS, IS, ISIL, islamic, state, sunnis, shiites, civil, war, usa, military, bomb Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Russian Hackers

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Russian Hackers PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 KEYWORDS: russian, hacker, privacy, password, username, computer, internet, security, credit, card Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Atmosperic Carbon

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Atmosperic Carbon PUBLICATION DATE: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: carbon, atmosphere, climate, change, global, warming, missile, mideast, ukraine, war, russia, palestinians, hamas, israel Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Botched Lethal Injection

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Botched Lethal Injection PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: execution, bothced, lethal, injection, capital, punishment, arizona, drone, cruel, unusual Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - New Mideast Hostilities

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: New Mideast Hostilities PUBLICATION DATE: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 KEYWORDS: mideast, hostilities, palestine, israel, hamas, rocket, militant, islam, peace, talks, headline, newspaper Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
 
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    Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly, LA Weekly

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Tanja M. Laden
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Women's Center for Creative Work is a cooperative enterprise that's hosting an afternoon doll-making workshop, Women Who Run With the Wolves, with crafting collective Necessary Habits. The event is inspired by the Russian fairy tale "Vasi­lisa the Beautiful" (also known as Vasilisa the Brave), which begins when a dying... by Tanja M. Laden The Women's Center for Creative Work is a cooperative enterprise that's hosting an afternoon doll-making workshop, Women Who Run With the Wolves, with crafting collective Necessary Habits. The event is inspired by the Russian fairy tale "Vasi­lisa the…
  • Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers

    Chris Ziegler
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fucked Up's newest album, Glass Boys, is a long way from the Wipers/Jawbreaker alien-core they've done before. Vocalist Damien Abraham still has that wrecked, Schwarzenbach-via-'82-Rollins roar of a voice — but now it's chopping through some quintessential Amerindie guitar rock à la Dinosaur Jr. or Hüsker Dü's Warehouse era instead... by Chris Ziegler Fucked Up's newest album, Glass Boys, is a long way from the Wipers/Jawbreaker alien-core they've done before. Vocalist Damien Abraham still has that wrecked, Schwarzenbach-via-'82-Rollins roar of a voice — but now it's chopping through…
  • Ed Rush & Optical

    Lily Moayeri
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Longtime drum 'n' bass powerhouses Ed Rush and Optical take a break from massive EDM festival stages to bring their crafted DJ set to a club setting. The British duo's seemingly endless string of summer gigs is ahead of the late-September release of their sixth full-length album, Automaton, out on... by Lily Moayeri Longtime drum 'n' bass powerhouses Ed Rush and Optical take a break from massive EDM festival stages to bring their crafted DJ set to a club setting. The British duo's seemingly endless string of summer gigs is ahead of the late-September release of their sixth full-length album,…
  • The Zombies

    Falling James
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Modern reunions of old bands from the 1960s can be a very mixed bag. For every group like Question Mark & the Mysterians, who occasionally perform with original members and sound just as powerful as they did in their heyday, there are dozens of other bands who sound embarrassingly creaky... by Falling James Modern reunions of old bands from the 1960s can be a very mixed bag. For every group like Question Mark & the Mysterians, who occasionally perform with original members and sound just as powerful as they did in their heyday, there are dozens of other bands who sound embarrassingly creaky…
  • The Underground Museum's New Exhibit Combines Contemporary Work With Centuries-Old African Art

    Catherine Wagley
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Compton-bred, hip-hop bard Kendrick Lamar is singing in his catchy, laid-back way: "All my life I want money and power / Respect my mind or die from lead shower." A lithe guy who's high on life, or maybe high on something else, is strutting along the L.A. River. He is... by Catherine Wagley Compton-bred hip-hop bard Kendrick Lamar is singing in his catchy, laid-back way: "All my life I want money and power / Respect my mind or die from lead shower." A lithe guy who's high on life, or maybe high on something else, is strutting along the L.A. River.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments…
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    Wildfire Today

  • Wildfire one liners, August 20, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Inyo Hotshots. USFS photo. New Hotshot crew: The USFS Forest Service has announced that there is a new Interagency Hotshot Crew on the Inyo National Forest in California. Foreign aid to Washington: A group of volunteers from Israel is helping residents of Pateros, Washington recover from a devastating wildfire. How will British Columbia pay for wildfires: While the United States is struggling to make decisions about how to pay for the rising costs of wildfires, British Columbia has similar issues. Smokey Bear to be Grand Marshall: Smokey Bear will be the Grand Marshall of the New Mexico…
  • California: Tecolote Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    A BAe-146 drops on the Tecolote Fire. Photo by Jeff Zimmerman. The Tecolote Fire burned about 275 acres in the Angeles National Forest on August 17 near Highway 39 about 18 miles north of Azusa, California. Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes and campsites but the marine layer moved in that night and slowed the spread. The agencies responding included the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County. In addition to very steep terrain, firefighters had to deal with temperatures around 100 degrees. These photos were contributed by Jeff Zimmerman, of Zimmerman Media. Thanks…
  • New report about rising costs of fighting wildfires

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new report about the rising costs of fighting wildfires, and how robbing money from non-fire programs to pay for the fires has negative effects on the management of our national forests. “New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs Other Forest Programs, Including Efforts to Help Prevent and Mitigate Fire Damage Have Shrunk; Secretary Vilsack Renews Call to Better Protect Public Forests from Wildfire Threats WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing that as the…
  • Helicopter hoist extraction at night on the French Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    A night time helicopter hoist operation was used to extract a firefighter who was injured during a night shift on the French Fire, about 36 miles northeast of Fresno, California. The Lessons Learned report does not give the date of the incident, but the fire started on July 28, 2014. At approximately 12:53 a.m., a large snag within the burned area fell, hit adjacent trees, and caused a shrapnel effect of flying woody debris. A sawyer cutting brush ahead of the line construction effort for the Tahoe IHC was struck by an 8” diameter piece of this woody debris. As crewmembers rushed to the…
  • 1979 British Columbia rappelling film

    Bill Gabbert
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    This film, released in 1979 by the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Forests Protection Branch, introduced viewers to the “Rapattack” program — firefighters rappelling from helicopters to suppress wildfires.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Losing Iraq

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Omarina's Story

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

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE goes inside Ukraine as right-wing nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vie for control of the country.
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they’re being secretly armed and trained by the United States.
 
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Temple survey finds interest in worksite health clinics

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

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

    Scott Clark
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Dr. Rayburn will be honored at the College of Medicine donor recognition dinner at Traditions Country Club in Bryan. Mike Middleton, M.D, a College of Medicine Alumni Association trustee, will present the award. He was selected based on his community and medical education achievements. The post Dr. William Rayburn to be honored by Texas A&M College of Medicine appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • McLane Children’s clinics offer free tools to help parents this school year

    Deontrea Jones
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    TEMPLE, Texas – With the school year about to start, McLane Children’s clinics have new technology to help improve the patient experience. New kiosks, similar to those seen at airports, are now in three pediatric clinics in Temple as part of a pilot program. The kiosks allow parents to check-in for their appointments, update family […] The post McLane Children’s clinics offer free tools to help parents this school year appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Knowledge is Beautiful, my new book

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) – Oct 14th » French edition (Nov 6th) How…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

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

    david
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? Taliban? ISIS? A visual guide to the major & notable sects, schools & movements within Islam. Much confusion and chaos reigning in Iraq, amid the complex territorial, historical and doctrinal allegiances and enmities of the wider Arab world. I’m feeling confused by the breeze-block reporting of this situation as a straight Sunni vs. Shia conflict. So here’s a diagram that at least differentiates some of the major and notable schools & branches with Islam and gives a little context and location for groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS…
  • Antibiotic Resistance

    david
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: http://bit.ly/KIB_Antibiotics Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • $5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of My New Book

    david
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    I got stuck visualising a dataset for my new book, Knowledge is Beautiful (US & UK). I wondered if you could help? It’s a dataset on the price of a human life, today and historically, from ancient slavery to modern human trafficking. Pretty disturbing but important data, compiled to highlight a growing, global problem. We’re running it as a mini dataviz challenge on the Information is Beautiful awards. There’s a $5000 prize pot, thanks to our beloved sponsors Kantar. And you don’t have to be a designer to conceptualise and enter a design – you can submit a…
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India

  • Palestine Must be Firmed as a Sovereign State by UN

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalThe Gaza Strip is the “weeping shore” of our times. It is just a 45-km-long and 5-12 km-wide piece of land crammed with people from the lower income group, living as permanent refugees in perpetual fear of war in their own motherland. West Asia, for all political purposes, was a no man’s land until Britain identified it as the source of energy (oil) for the future in the early 20th century. General Allenby conquered Jerusalem—the city…
  • The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalWhen award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu’s International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years. Yet when Mr. Scahill reported on his visit he seemed blissfully unaware of the hundreds of Somalis that were starving to death every day not very many miles from the hotel where he was staying. He also didn’t write about the food and medical aid blockade being…
  • IIT-Bombay receives largest ever donation for research and development

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalNEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has received Rs 95 crore, the largest donation in its history, to set up a centre to develop hi-tech products and solutions for consumers and industry that lie at the bottom of the economic pyramid. On the lines of the Tata Center for Technology and Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, the Tata group has granted Rs 95 crore to IIT-Bombay for a period of five…
  • Recipe: Chicken Dumplings

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIngredients: 6 boned chicken breast with skin, 10 cups water, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp poultry, 1/8 tsp grounded basil leaves, 1 tbsp salt and pepper. Method: Put these ingredients in a large sauce pan to simmer over low heat, until the chicken is done. Then remove the chicken and remove the skin. While the chicken is cooking, make the dumplings. Ingredients (for dumplings): 5 cups of all purpose flour, 1/2 cup shortening (or desi ghee), 1/4 tsp salt,…
  • Turn your house into home

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalLet your personality reflect in your home:There’s no point in making your home look like straight coming out of some design magazine. Make sure that your home reflects your personality, likes and interests. That is the best way to turn a house into home. If you are an art lover then your home should reflect that. If you enjoy watching old films then it should reflect that. Your home is a place where your passion rules.Share it: Do you…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • 356lb Blue Marlin stabbed at Resorts World by Spanish construction worker

    media
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Spanish construction worker is on the run after stabbing a Blue Marlin Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking news coming out of World Resorts this afternoon confirms a Spanish construction worker is on the run after stabbing a Blue Marlin dead in the water. A violent events unfolded when the permit worker jumped into the sea this morning and stabbed 365lb Blue Marlin mother, which had returned in the area nursing her newborn babies. The fish turned black after being stabbed The Blue Marlin is the national fish and thereby stands under protection. The Spanish construction worker has fled into…
  • More and more illegal immigrants are sailing dangerous vessels to the Bahamas….

    media
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    More Immigrants Sail into Exuma this morning…. More persons line up to come to the Bahamas as economy turns around. Exuma, Bahamas — BP breaking news confirm this morning Defence Force vessels intercepted another Haitian sloop in Bahamian waters. Marines stationed at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park apprehended an undetermined number of undocumented Haitian Nationals aboard a sailing sloop approximately few nautical miles South-West of Warderick Wells Cay. The Haitian Nationals are now arriving in the capital for further processing. Commodore Roderick Bowe extended his thanks the…
  • WAKEUP BAHAMAS! Education on VAT is Limitless – Get Educated!!!!

    media
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    VAT IS NECESSARY! Dear Editor, The first cry of the public was “we een educated on dis VAT”. So the government delayed VAT from July 2014 to January 2015. During the delay, Financial Secretary, John Rolle, toured The Bahamas having Seminars, Town Meetings and Press Conferences to properly educate the people of this country. You made the cry! The need was met! The government went ahead an educated you on VAT. If you missed John Rolle and the Government’s efforts then the newspapers carry many advertisements with information on VAT. There are also TV commercials with facts on…
  • Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer Completes Overseas Course

    media
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Senior Lieutenant Ricardo Barry Nassau, Bahamas – Senior Lieutenant Ricardo Barry attended the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University Washington DC where he received a Masters of Arts Degre e in Strategic Security Studies. The program is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, United States and its aim is to bring a diverse group of United States and international military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, legal and energy specialists together to focus on strategic security studies. The program is an academic graduate-level…
  • BTC Supports Launch of CANTO Caribbean Women in ICT Initiative

    media
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    BTC SVP Patricia Walters Speaks on the need to support women in ICT Careers. Nassau, Bahamas – CANTO, the Caribbean’s information and communications technology (ICT) organisation, decided to highlight the advancement of women as a vital factor in the development of the sector at its 30th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition. At the regional conference, which was co-hosted by local telecoms leader BTC, CANTO debuted it’s Caribbean Women in ICT (CWIC) programme with an inaugural breakfast at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, that focused on better engaging women at all levels of ICT…
 
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  • Finnish dairy to resume some exports to Russia

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Finland’s largest dairy company, Valio, will be once again allowed to sell milk products in neighbouring Russia – but only of the lactose-free variety.Moscow on Wednesday removed some items from its blacklist of EU products barred from Russia, including no-lactose dairy products and seed potatoes. The list was drawn up as a counter-measure after the EU imposed trade sanctions on Russia to protest its role in Ukraine.The head of Valio’s Russian operations, Mika Koskinen, says that this is “very good news” for the company. Valio says it will re-start exports to Russia as soon as…
  • Study confirms many teen girls face sexual harassment or violence

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    A study carried out by the Police University College indicates that one in three Finnish girls aged15-16 has experienced some kind of sexual harassment or violence. The same goes for 22 percent of boys of the same age.The results, published on Wednesday, are based on a survey of ninth graders last year, which received just over 5,000 responses. According to the results, teenagers are most often harassed and taken advantage of in dating relationships, online and through their hobbies.Respondents said that sexual abuse was more likely to be perpetrated by adults than by age-mates. Six and a…
  • Used tyres to clean up waters

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Every year, some 50,000 tonnes worth of used car tyres are withdrawn and sent to scrapyards -- where they are in fact put to good use. The rubber in the tyres is almost 100 percent recyclable, finding valuable use as strengthening material for landfill construction.In the future, however, this will no longer be possible, as restrictions on re-use mean that tyres can only be used in skips until the end of next year, when the last phases of the landfill law are phased in. The law took effect in June 2013, but there is a transition period for some sections of it.Sanni Pisto, an environmental…
  • Fowl and mammals in hunters’ sights

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    As the warm summer begins to fade into the past, it's time for the start of hunting season across Finland.At midday on Wednesday fowl hunting officially began, with forestry and wildlife groups urging shooters to aim for well-populated species such as the mallard. It’s open season on 15 species of birds, including wood pigeons, woodcocks, Greylag and Canada geese and coots. Most however are ducks: eiders, goldeneyes, tufted ducks, pochards and pintails, and five types of dabbling ducks: shovelers, wigeons, garganeys, teals and mallards.Bears are also now in hunters' sights - this year…
  • Maternity nurse: Internet fuelling pregnancy fears

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Anxiety among expectant mothers over giving birth has increased markedly, some maternity clinic workers report. Staff at Kajaani’s central maternity clinic say that young mothers are also now more likely to suffer mental health problems than in the past, such as panic attacks and depression.Nurse Marja Karppinen claims that social problems and isolation are to blame, as well as mothers’ insecurity over the future. But she also believes that the wealth of information available online - some of it dangerously misleading or incorrect - is fuelling the fears of parents-to-be."It creates…
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    Arts & Letters Daily

  • Roger Scruton’s leap of faith

    thuudung
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In the face of fatalism and pessimism, Roger Scruton is Sisyphus. His rock is still rolling, his search for transcendence goes on… more
  • Digital Cosmopolitans

    thuudung
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Ethan Zuckerman wants to combat provincialism in the digital age. How? Perhaps the rise of the e-flâneur is in order… more
  • Story of pain

    thuudung
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The words we use to describe pain describe something about us, too. The rationalizations, the religious-speak, the martial metaphors… more
  • Memoir Is Not a Status Update

    thuudung
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In an age of constant status updates, what becomes of art forms – like literary memoir – that thrive on concealment?… more
  • Reading Wallace reading

    thuudung
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Underline, transcribe, highlight: David Foster Wallace put his anxieties – writer’s block, self-loathing, mental breakdowns – in his marginalia… more
 
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  • The Return Of The Americans To Iraq – Analysis

    IDSA
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    By IDSA By R. S. Kalha The inevitable has happened. The Americans have returned to Iraq and are using air power to resist the growing onslaught of IS forces against Kurdish Peshmerga fighters defending Kurdistan. Latest reports suggest that the IS forces that were barely 25-30 kilometers away from the Kurdish capital of Irbil are being pushed back with the help of US air power. The decision to commit US military power has been camouflaged in suitably humanitarian terms to give the impression that it was an effort designed to ‘protect’ the fleeing Yazidis and other minority groups. Perhaps…
  • School Police Cleared To Carry AR-15s In Compton, California

    RT
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    By RT Citing the national school shooting epidemic and potential acts of terrorism, the Compton, California school board has approved a policy allowing select campus police officers to carry semi-automatic AR-15 rifles in their patrol cars while on duty. The school board approved a policy in July that will allow certain school district officers to buy these rifles and hold them in their cars should a mass shooting or terror attack occur, according to KPCC. The school district will train the chosen officers, who will then carry the firearms in their cars starting next month. The policy has…
  • Female Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Albany Tribune
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    By Albany Tribune Starting back in April 2014 there was an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hazel Dell. The suspect was described as a white female in her 30s being about five feet tall. Subsequent to that there were six other robberies with the same suspect’s general description. One of the robberies was committed at the Peoples Credit Union and one at Columbia Bank where the suspect left in a SMART car and four more stores. After careful investigation detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit developed a suspect. On Wednesday at about…
  • NASA Says Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists

    Albany Tribune
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By Albany Tribune NASA research shows Earth’s atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012. However, the new research shows…
  • Human Rights Activists Targeted In Mexico

    Latinamerica Press
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    By Latinamerica Press From 2011 to 2013, at least 27 human rights activists (11 women and 16 men) were assassinated, according to “The Right to Defend Human Rights in Mexico: Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, 2011-2013,” released July 3 by the National Network of Human Rights Organizations “All Rights For Everyone,” known as RedTDT. In those three years, another 171 people (56 women and 115 men) were victims of non-fatal attacks. According to RedTDT, “In Mexico there are no adequate and integral policies ensuring safe envi¬ronments for the defense of human rights.
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    Deadline

  • NBCU Slammed In Second Age-Discrimination Lawsuit By Emmy-Winning Former KNBC Producer

    Dominic Patten
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Pink slipped from his producing job at KNBC about two years ago after almost a decade at the station, Frank Snepp has decided to double up on his battle against his former employer. The 71-year-old Emmy and Peabody winner today filed a wrongful-termination complaint against NBCUniversal and the local LA affiliate seeking a jury trial and "compensatory, general, and punitive damages." Proving that timing really is everything, the 9-page filing in LA Superior Court (read it…
  • Comedy Central Orders ‘@DadBoner’ Animated Pilot Based On Twitter Feed

    Nellie Andreeva
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central is headed to the Midwest with @DadBoner, an animated comedy project based on the popular Twitter feed and the book it spawned, Power Moves: Livin' The American Dream, USA Style, by the feed's writer, Mike Burns. The cable network has ordered a pilot for the project, written by Burns and Tim Long. The @DadBoner feed is penned by Karl Welzein, a fictional middle-aged Michigan man separated from his wife who loves Bob Seger. Welzein's real identity…
  • Hot Trailer: Antonio Banderas In ‘Automata’

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    A new trailer for the Antonio Banderas sci-fi thriller Automata recently dropped, and dare we say it looks just as riveting as Tom Cruise's sleek sci-fi 2013 film Oblivion.  In Automata, directed by Spanish director Gabe Ibanez, Banderas looks to be dealing with, well, a pending robot uprise. It's 2044 and robots, who've just about had it with their second-class citizenship status, are now altering themselves — a big no no in the future — and turning on their creators.  …
  • ‘Survivor’ Editors Win IATSE Contract With Mark Burnett Company

    Dominic Patten
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: You can be pretty sure most of the Survivorcrew will vote to stay on this newly unionized island. The Motion Picture Editors Guild and Mark Burnett's Island Post Productions have finalized an agreement in principle to unionize postproduction staff on the veteran CBS reality show, a deal that comes after a brief labor action last week. As the IATSE Local 700 sought, the roughly 30 editors and other post staff will receive full health and pension benefits under…
  • Sundance Institute Taps 10 For Docu Music And Sound Design Lab

    The Deadline Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound unveiled today the independent directors and composers selected for Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab - Documentary. Set for September 15-23 at Skywalker Ranch in California's Marin County, it's the second of two music and sound design labs for 2014. Sundance Institute will host 15 residential labs this year, collectively representing 20 weeks of residency support and mentorship. Below are the artists and projects…
 
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    The Conversation

  • We have animal welfare laws but they don't stop the suffering

    Siobhan O'Sullivan, Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Melbourne
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    With an area smaller than an A4 sheet of paper required per bird, battery hens are debeaked so they don't peck each other to death.Wikimedia, CC BY-SAJulian Burnside and Daniel Reynolds wrote recently for The Conversation that: … animals do have greater rights than asylum seekers in Australia. In fact, Australian law requires that animals be treated humanely, yet allows humans to be treated like animals. We believe there are deep problems with this reasoning, which also unnecessarily risks dividing two important social justice causes. Animals do not have ‘rights’ Animals do not have…
  • J.D. Salinger: the outsider everybody wants to get to know

    Sascha Morrell, Lecturer in English at University of New England
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The author of The Catcher in the Rye wanted privacy – but that hasn't stopped biographers and memoirists delving into his personal life.RakkaMore than 60 years after The Catcher in the Rye was first published, and four years on from his death in 2010, American author J.D. Salinger continues to divide people. He even divides some people from their younger selves. Many who identified with Catcher’s 16-year-old hero Holden Caulfield as teenagers judge the book more harshly later in life. The story of a cynical yet sensitive teenage misanthropist whose only career ambition is to rescue…
  • The government can sell the budget if it gets its story straight

    Maxine Montaigne, PhD Student, Economic History at London School of Economics
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    When faced with an economic policy agenda, the public must be persuaded on two fronts: that it is justified both by evidence and morally.AAP/Paul MillerIt is now more than three months since the Abbott government released its first budget. Amid the subsequent wrangling over controversial measures such as the A$7 GP co-payment and re-indexing the fuel excise, most commentators seem to agree on at least one thing: the Australian people are just not buying it. Selling economic policy is a difficult job, even for the party that has historically been considered best at managing the economy –…
  • Unemployed or lazy? Economists know better

    Phil Lewis, Professor of Economics at University of Canberra
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Thanks to language, many people despise economists.Lafayette College/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAEvery scientific discipline has its own language, largely to save time when conversing with others from the same discipline. For instance, in trigonometry it’s much easier to talk about the “hypotenuse” rather than “the side opposite the right angle in a right angle triangle” every time. In economics we use terms such as “opportunity cost” of an activity rather than “the highest-valued alternative that must be given up to engage in that activity”. A problem often arises when an…
  • Claims of ABC anti-coal and gas 'bias' aren't backed by the facts

    Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities at Griffith University
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Is the ABC biased against fossil fuels? The IPA thinks so, but it's not really the most constructive question to ask.AAP Image/Tracey NearmyIt’s tempting to view The Australian’s latest broadside at the ABC as just another salvo fired between our nation’s two biggest media organisations. But the coverage, based on an Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) report analysing the ABC’s coverage of energy issues, also serves as a fascinating case study of how we should define bias in environmental journalism. The IPA is a think-tank broadly identified with the most conservative elements of…
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    ShortFormBlog

  • The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could...

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could watch two fish playing Street Fighter II, using controls defined by where they’re at in the bowl.
  • couchgags: Season 3 - Episode 12 8F10 : I Married...

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    couchgags: Season 3 - Episode 12 8F10 : I Married MargeDir: Jeffrey LynchWriter: Jeff MartinAirdate: December 26, 1991 So here’s a fun fact: Starting tomorrow, FXX will air every episode of The Simpsons, in order. Pretty cool, right? Well, even moreso, because the episodes they air will be completely uncut, meaning scenes that haven’t aired in decades due to syndication cuts will be on the air.  Oh yeah, to the people who created “The Simpsons: Tapped Out”: Thanks for getting me addicted to a funny Farmville, ya jerks.
  • Remember when the TSA used so called...

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Remember when the TSA used so called “porno-scanners” to X-ray people at airports? Fun fact about that, according to some researchers: You can actually get weapons through them unnoticed. Oops. P.S.: Sorry for the TSA nudity.
  • "So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches..."

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    “So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior. And people like this ultimately fail.
  • breakingnews: Officials: US launched unsuccessful mission to...

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    breakingnews: Officials: US launched unsuccessful mission to rescue hostages this summer Washington Post: U.S. special forces launched an operation this summer to rescue Americans held captive in Syria by the Islamic State, but were unsuccessful, officials said Wednesday. One serviceman was reportedly injured in the operation but no hostages were found. Follow updates on BreakingNews.com. Photo: This September 2012 photo posted on the Web site FreeJamesFoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria. (Manu Brabo/AP) This story feels even more painful knowing they were so close to…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Just Released: U.S. Copyright Office Posts Public Draft of “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, 3rd Edition”

    Gary Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    This is the first major revision of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices in more than 20 years. The complete document (1220 pages; PDF) is linked to at the bottom of this post. From the U.S. Copyright Office: Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The draft presents more than 1200 pages of administrative practices and sets the stage for a number of long-term improvements in registration and recordation policy. It will remain in draft form for…
  • Reference: U.S. Department of Transportation Unveils New, Free, Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number

    Gary Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    From the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA): To help car buyers, owners and renters know that their vehicles are safe and their safety defects have been address, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today unveiled a new, free, online search tool consumers can use to find out if a vehicle is directly impacted by a recall. The new tool is available on www.safercar.gov/vinlookup and provides consumers with a quick and easy way to identify uncompleted recalls by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). All major…
  • Open-Source: University of Chicago Library Formally Launches Kuali OLE and New Catalog Based on VuFind

    Gary Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    From the U. of Chicago Library News: The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce its launch of the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and a new Catalog based on VuFind. An open-source, community-based library management system, Kuali OLE was created by a partnership of some of the nation’s leading university libraries, including the University of Chicago Library. Kuali OLE, which provides the Library’s technical infrastructure, is intentionally designed to function with a wide range of user interfaces chosen by various individual libraries, including Chicago’s new…
  • Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife

    Gary Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    From ABC News: Amid all of the strife engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, this month, there is one spot in town that has become a refuge for children, parents, and residents: the library. [Clip] The Library has also emphasized its role as a community institution, placing signs outside the building noting that it stands with community members, at a time when the town’s police department has battled protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. Read the Complete Article Additional Coverage From KSDK-TV in St: Louis. “Ferguson Public Library welcomes students” NewsChannel 5 found some…
  • Social Media: It’s Official, Twitter Makes Major Change to What Can Appear in Your Timeline

    Gary Price
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    If you’re seeing tweets from people you don’t follow in your timeline it’s not a glitch but part of a new Twitter policy. From Quartz: In addition to the basic, essential definition of a Twitter timeline—“all Tweets from those you have chosen to follow on Twitter”—plus retweets and ads, there’s a new section: [From Twitter] Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don’t follow. We select each Tweet using a…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • The changing hospital landscape: An exploration of international experiences

    fulltextreports
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The changing hospital landscape: An exploration of international experiences Source: RAND Corporation The nature of hospital activity is changing in many countries, with some experiencing a broad trend towards the creation of hospitals groups or chains and multi-hospital networks. This report seeks to contribute to the understanding of experiences in other countries about the extent […]
  • The Role of the Informal Economy in Addressing Urban Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    fulltextreports
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Role of the Informal Economy in Addressing Urban Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa Source: Centre for International Governance Innovation Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is facing high rates of urbanization and increasing food insecurity. The informal food economy addresses food insecurity by providing access to affordable food and significant employment opportunities to the urban poor in […]
  • Analysis of Kindergartners Shows Wide Differences in School Readiness Skills

    fulltextreports
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Analysis of Kindergartners Shows Wide Differences in School Readiness Skills Source: Mathematica Policy Research (Sesame Workshop) New research shows there is still a strong relationship between socio-economic factors and how well American children fare when entering kindergarten. In fact, a new study finds 44 percent of children enter kindergarten with one or more risk factors […]
  • Consumer Cash Usage: A Cross-Country Comparison with Payment Diary Survey Data

    fulltextreports
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Consumer Cash Usage: A Cross-Country Comparison with Payment Diary Survey Data Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston We measure consumers’ use of cash by harmonizing payment diary surveys from seven countries. The seven diary surveys were conducted in 2009 (Canada), 2010 (Australia), 2011 (Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands), and 2012 (the United States). Our […]
  • Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland

    fulltextreports
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland Source: Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project Puerto Ricans have left the financially troubled island for the U.S. mainland this decade in their largest numbers since the Great Migration after World War II, citing job-related reasons above all others. U.S. Census Bureau data show that 144,000 […]
 
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    Right Wing News

  • Man can’t get refund thousands he paid in child support despite DNA proving he’s NOT father

    Tiffiny Ruegner
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Men who engage in sexual acts with women they don’t know can run into some sticky situations. Furious Steven Carter is fighting to get the money back after paying the Child Support Agency but waited 23 YEARS to have the paternity test. Steven Carter has been involved in an 11-year dispute with the CSA after he was accused of being the father of a girl he has never met. DNA tests taken this year by Steven and the girl – now aged 22 – finally proved they were not related. ...
  • Ferguson, another lesson on how to be authentically Black

    Samuel Gonzalez
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Picture this scenario:   An African American resident of Ferguson wakes up one morning and hears about an 18 year old unarmed black male shot dead in the street by a White cop. The resident can’t believe the story because it sounds so incredible.   So the resident decides to daringly keep an open mind because he wasn’t at the shooting and doesn’t know what really happened. His open mind gets closed relatively soon.   “Can you believe what they did to that boy? Those racist motherfuckers! They killed that boy for no reason. Shot’em with ...
  • Illegal alien who killed two young girls when she drove through a pile of leaves they were playing in avoids deportation

    Cassy Fiano
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    There’s not much reason to keep an illegal immigrant in the country beyond satisfying a liberal agenda, and there’s no reason at all to not deport them when they’re responsible for the deaths of two children. But that’s exactly what is happening with one illegal alien, who is escaping deportation despite the fact that she killed two girls in a horrific hit and run. An immigration judge has dismissed the case against a 19-year-old Oregon woman who faced possible deportation to Mexico after she drove an SUV into a leaf ...
  • Rick Perry Issues Powerful Statement About Mother of Murdered Border Patrol Agent (Video)

    Cassy Fiano
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    A real leader takes action when their country’s borders are being invaded by illegal immigrants, bringing crime sprees and disease with them — unfortunately, the border crisis was engineered by our so-called leader, Barack Obama, and he’s ignored the fallout. Texas Governor Rick Perry, however, has stepped up and showed how a true leader acts in a powerful message to the mother of a slain Border Patrol agent. Few incidents have encapsulated the crisis of illegal immigration better than the brutal murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. at ...
  • Ferguson Forensic Pathologist Exposed as Fraud

    Dave Blount
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    If you liked the O.J. trial, you will love the circus the officially sanctified railroading of Officer Darren Wilson is already turning into. Lawyers for Michael Brown’s relatives brought in expert Shawn Parcells, evidently to produce forensic evidence in support of highly dubious claims that Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot. Well actually, Parcells is not an expert… A Kansas City man is now front and center in the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Shawn Parcells owns a company that provides autopsy ...
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Sister Pie is the deserving and delicious winner of the 2014 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

    Karen Dybis
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    When Lisa Ludwinski was five years old, her mother asked her a simple question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She replied something like this, according to Diane Ludwinski: “I want to be an actor, a baker and a hairdresser.” So it was something of a triple victory when Lisa Ludwinski, the mighty voice behind Sister Pie at the Comerica Hatch Detroit 2014 contest, won the $50,000 prize. Because Lisa has an acting background (“That theater degree finally paid off,” said Dad), creates the most amazing baked goods and could, conceivably, cut hair for you after you eat your…
  • Detroit is a medical epicenter

    Cindy Pasky
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    We all know Detroit has heart. It also saves hearts and restores health. Detroit is a medical epicenter that rivals the most well-known medical centers in the U.S. Detroit has it all … first-class hospitals, research and a medical school … all within our borders. Here are just some examples of what Detroit’s medical epicenter offers. Inside Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital The just opened $111 million Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital in Midtown houses the DMC Cardiovascular Institute, the center for all of DMC’s heart and vascular specialists. It is the first hospital in…
  • Start your engines and get ready for the MotorCity Gumball Rally from Detroit to Chicago … no speeding

    M Lapham
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    As August approaches the finish line coming up fast in its mirror is The MotorCity Gumball Rally with 100 custom and high-end cars. On August 23 and 24 drivers from all over the country will gather in Detroit to compete in a timed road rally on a secret route starting in Detroit, navigating its way to Chicago, Illinois and ending back in Campus Martius. This is no easy trip. Checkpoints and challenges will be sprinkled into the route making the rally both a physically and mentally demanding competition. So why would people would themselves to this timed tournament with checkpoints and…
  • St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center needs help changing Detroit, one student at at time

    Karen Dybis
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    When you’ve been around since 1844, people might think you’re not going to be hip to social media or what’s happening around Metro Detroit. But that is why the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is such an awesome place – not only is it working daily to boost Detroit’s well-being through education and mentoring, it also is putting itself firmly on the grid through a fun Twitter and Facebook contest. In conjunction with its “Windows of Opportunity Exhibit” that starts soon at the Detroit Historical Museum, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center is whetting the public’s…
  • Remembering 9/11: Detroit area fire departments bring New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 truck to Woodward Dream Cruise

    Marge Sorge
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    9/11 was a day we remember vividly. Where we were when we heard the news. What we were doing. Where our families were. How we sat glued to the TV for hours unable to believe this horror was happening. It’s a day never to be forgotten. That day will be remembered this year at the Woodard Dream Cruise when the New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 truck, which played a huge role in rescue operations, will be on display thanks to the Remembrance Rescue Project. Host fire departments include Bloomfield Township FD, Troy FD and Royal Oak FD. On September 11, 2001, eight firefighters on FDNY…
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  • How one teen is trying to help solve child deaths from hot cars

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

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

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

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

    14 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    There is one man setting out to fight for your privacy and against mass-surveillance. His name is Leo Selvaggio, and he wants you to use his face instead of yours, to keep your privacy. Selvaggio lives in what he claims to be one of the most surveilled states in the U.S., Chicago. As with Chicago, most states in the U.S. are using surveillance on a daily basis, tracking people for various reasons. This isn’t just in the United States, but all over the world. Selvaggio feels that he has come up with a good solution for those that want to secure their privacy in a surveilled world. Enter…
 
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  • Netflix and Time Warner Cable “bandwidth” deal confirmed

    Carlo Raphael Diokno
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Here’s the latest news from the world of net neutrality — Netflix and Time Warner Cable have both agreed to enter a partnership, various news outlets confirmed. The signing of documents happened in June, and it forces Netflix to pay Time Warner Cable undisclosed sum to give them a “highway” to deliver video to consumers faster. If you’re a customer of the cable company and loves watching videos on Netflix — then you’ll probably see some improvements in streaming videos — if not today, then soon. The largest video streaming service in United States is now in…
  • Google launches Photo Sphere camera app for iOS

    Jon Kristian Coa
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Search engine giant Google Inc. again confirms that it cares for the iOS ecosystem after launching the Photo Sphere app for iPhone. The new camera application is now available on the Apple App Store. Google’s Photo Sphere for iPhone allows Google account holders to capture 360-degree photos and upload them to Google Maps. Apparently, this app is not only benefiting Google’s image on Apple’s ecosystem, but it also boosts the company’s mapping data by extending its crowdsourcing program to more users. After logging in, users can start shooting photo “spheres” — and…
  • HTC Corporation launching One M8 Windows Phone with AT&T too

    Raphael Labuguen
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Rushing to avoid losing Windows Phone fanatics, AT&T also revealed that it will launch the HTC One M8 Windows Phone version this year. Following the announcement of HTC Corporation on Tuesday about the Verizon Wireless model, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier said in a statement that it will also launch the same phone with 4G Long Term Evolution support, SIM card slot and other features including the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system running out of the box. No word yet about pricing, but it’s safe to say that AT&T will offer phone of the same price like…
  • Snapchat Discovery launching soon, disappearing advertisements underway?

    Orpha Buena
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Snapchat, the mobile app that popularized self-destructing messages, is reportedly planning to make money by promoting brands and products in a platform separated from its messaging system. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the California-based startup is launching a service called Snapchat Discovery, and this portal will provide paid content such as news articles, movie and TV show trailers and other forms of advertisements. It’s safe to say that these files will also disappear after a certain period of time. The new ad revenue tool will launch this November, the…
  • Sprint Corporation reboots family plans with cheaper price, bigger data allowance

    Jon Kristian Coa
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    U.S wireless carrier Sprint Wireless announced new data plans with competitive pricing and bigger monthly data allowance — a change of strategy under the company’s new CEO Marcelo Claure. Starting on the 22nd, customers can enjoy cheaper group plans which supports up to ten lines for $100. Though it offers same pricing as T-Mobile’s family plan, Sprint’s group pack offers bigger monthly data allowance of 20GB, and for limited time, the wireless carrier is also giving away free 2GB guaranteed per line. The promotional price will run until 2015, but customers are required to pay…
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  • Female-to-male transsexual had sex with girl, 14, after grooming her online

    SWNS Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Twisted transsexual Chloe Brady aka Aaron Clark outside Bristol Crown Court A transsexual who was born female but lived as a boy called Aaron has been convicted of having underage sex with a girl.Chloe Brady, 18, met the 14-year-old on social media and repeatedly had intercourse with her after becoming her ‘boyfriend’.The pervert – who is still female and has not had sex-change surgery – used a strap-on penis to have sex with the girl nine or ten times after she had turned 15.He admitted underage sex when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court, charged under his real name…
  • Chinese man jailed for selling fake Viagra highlights problem of counterfeit medicine

    SWNS Reporter
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Unusual counterfeit goods including fake condoms and fake Viagra Counterfeit medication is becoming an ever-growing concern in Britain. Many cases go unreported as criminals and fraudsters continue to thrive in this black market industry. As the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) revealed in May, £8.6 million worth of unlicensed medication was seized in the UK, including huge hauls of fake Viagra and other impotence medication. Recently, Xiao Ping Yan from Barnet was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison for attempting to sell and supply a high dose unlicensed medicine…
  • White Dee branded a ‘sell out’ after pocketing £100k to appear on Big Brother

    SWNS Reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Pay day! White Dee will pocket £100k to appear on Celebrity Big Brother Benefits Street star White Dee has been branded a “sell-out” by her neighbours for picking up a rumoured £100,000 fee for appearing in Celebrity Big Brother.The single mum-of-two – real name Deirdre Kelly – took her place on the reality TV show on Monday and immediately became one of the favourites to win.But the 42-year-old sparked fury from residents on James Turner Street in Winson, Green, Birmingham, when she donned robes on the show and paraded as the self-styled ‘Duchess of…
  • Friends pay tribute to schoolgirl, 16, who died after taking ecstasy-type party tablet

    SWNS Reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Jodie Muir who died aged 16 at a house party near Glasgow Friends of a tragic schoolgirl who died after taking a suspected ecstasy-type tablet at a party have taken to social media to pay tribute.Jodie Muir, 16, attended a house party where she is believed to have taken the drug with friends.She later returned home feeling unwell at 5am on Saturday and died several hours later.Police have issued a drugs warning and are now trying to trace up to 50 other youths who attended the party in Rutherglen, Glasgow, to determine what happened and if anyone else consumed the substance.Just hours later…
  • The 27 items a mother cherishes from her child’s early years

    SWNS Reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    A mum lovingly cherishes 27 items from her child’s early years, it emerged today.The study of 2,000 mums revealed they are most likely to hoard everything from pictures and paintings to their toddler’s first pair of shoes.Among other most commonly treasured keepsakes are baby teeth, old toys and school awards and school reports from teachers.First school jumpers, a sling from an early injury or an early lock of hair are also likely to be kept for old times’ sake.The research was commissioned by Clarks to celebrate the back to school season.Yesterday Emma Jefferies,…
 
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  • Pentagon Confirms Attempted To Free Hostages Held In Syria

    Albany Tribune
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    By Albany Tribune The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement released Wednesday. The mission was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location, Kirby said in the statement. He added that the U.S. government will not tolerate the abduction of its people and will work tirelessly to secure the safety of its citizens and to hold their captors accountable. Kirby’s statement reads as…
  • The Return Of The Americans To Iraq – Analysis

    IDSA
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    By IDSA By R. S. Kalha The inevitable has happened. The Americans have returned to Iraq and are using air power to resist the growing onslaught of IS forces against Kurdish Peshmerga fighters defending Kurdistan. Latest reports suggest that the IS forces that were barely 25-30 kilometers away from the Kurdish capital of Irbil are being pushed back with the help of US air power. The decision to commit US military power has been camouflaged in suitably humanitarian terms to give the impression that it was an effort designed to ‘protect’ the fleeing Yazidis and other minority groups. Perhaps…
  • School Police Cleared To Carry AR-15s In Compton, California

    RT
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    By RT Citing the national school shooting epidemic and potential acts of terrorism, the Compton, California school board has approved a policy allowing select campus police officers to carry semi-automatic AR-15 rifles in their patrol cars while on duty. The school board approved a policy in July that will allow certain school district officers to buy these rifles and hold them in their cars should a mass shooting or terror attack occur, according to KPCC. The school district will train the chosen officers, who will then carry the firearms in their cars starting next month. The policy has…
  • Female Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Albany Tribune
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    By Albany Tribune Starting back in April 2014 there was an armed robbery of a convenience store in Hazel Dell. The suspect was described as a white female in her 30s being about five feet tall. Subsequent to that there were six other robberies with the same suspect’s general description. One of the robberies was committed at the Peoples Credit Union and one at Columbia Bank where the suspect left in a SMART car and four more stores. After careful investigation detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit developed a suspect. On Wednesday at about…
  • NASA Says Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists

    Albany Tribune
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By Albany Tribune NASA research shows Earth’s atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012. However, the new research shows…
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  • Towanda Braxton Dishes about Her Emotional Breakdown (Watch)

    Deron Dalton
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    *Towanda Braxton went through quite the emotional outburst on the season four premiere of “Braxton Family Values.” Tamar Braxton addressed Townda’s interaction with one of Tamar’s fans on social media. Towanda screamed at her siblings; two of them had left during that dinner. “Nobody f*ck!ng cares about me!” she yelled before rising from the table to […]
  • Rance Allen Group Releases ‘A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands)’

    LaRita Shelby
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    *(Indianapolis, IN)  - Yes, you’ve heard the buzz that the legendary Rance Allen Group has been in the studio and the group’s debut single “A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands)” is nothing less than a gospel hit. Fans of the Stellar award-winning Rance Allen Group (RAG) will hear a fresh, new sound from one of […]
  • French Montana: Kanye Didn’t Set Me Up with Khloe K

    Deron Dalton
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    *French Montana talked about his relationship with Khloe Kardashian and his new music with Mario Lopez. Speaking of his girlfriend and music, the two recently starred in his music video, “Don’t Panic,” together. But the couple who is spending much time together and making headlines didn’t get together the way everyone thought they did. Montana […]
  • Dwayne Wade’s Chicago Home Goes In To Foreclosure

    Qwest7
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    *A home previously occupied by Dwayne Wade is now in foreclosure. Although they don’t detail how far behind he is, legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports show that the NBA all-star stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage of the home, which is located in South Holland, a Chicago suburb. The NBA star, who makes […]
  • Estelle Teams Up with Face Forward Foundation to Sing Out Against Domestic Violence

    EurPublisher
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    *LOS ANGELES – Grammy Award-winning artist, Estelle will perform at Face Forward Foundation’s Fifth Annual Gala, “A Venetian Masquerade” September 13, at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. When Estelle first burst onto the scene in 2008 with the #1, double-platinum hit song “American Boy” featuring Kanye West, she quickly became an R&B sweetheart. […]
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  • Las Vegas' homers overpower Philly

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series.
  • Garrett Richards suffers knee injury

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second inning with what appeared to be a serious injury to his left knee Wednesday night against the Red Sox.
  • Breastfeeding mothers hold 'nurse-in' at Beverly Hills Anthropologie store

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Nursing mothers held a protest at a Beverly Hills shop Wednesday after one of them was asked to nurse in private.
  • Derrick Rose out of U.S. exhibition

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
  • Sports world helps drive challenge

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    The ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS has spread quickly across the nation over the past three weeks, and it's not just people dumping ice water on their heads and challenging three people they know to do the same within 24 hours.
 
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  • Court Captain Tackles Torn ACL

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tyra Monette Submitted by Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach & Community Hospital Long Beach In her junior year at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Tyra Monette had a lot going for her. Always one to strive for success, she made sure to challenge herself both in and out of school. Not only was she an honor roll student with a 4.16 grade point average (GPA), she also was one of the star players on Wilson’s varsity girls basketball team. Since she was old enough to hold a basketball, Tyra had a passion for playing the game. Throughout her…
  • Port of Long Beach Contributes $20,000 to Support Rescue of Local Birds

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Port of Long Beach announced Tuesday that it is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year. The Port has committed a total of $20,000 during 2014 to support International Bird Rescue’s primary mission to care for injured wildlife, affected by the urban environment, including birds found in Long Beach and surrounding communities.Read the rest of Port of Long Beach…
  • Winners of The Long Beach Great Sand Sculpture Contest Announced

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    On August 16-17, Rotaract Long Beach hosted the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising. An estimated $2,500 of event proceeds will be directly donated to the Long Beach Library Foundation.Read the rest of Winners of The Long Beach Great Sand Sculpture Contest Announced
  • Work to Begin on Artesia Boulevard Street Improvement Project

    Editor
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The City of Long Beach will soon begin work on a street improvement project on Artesia Boulevard from Butler Avenue to the western city boundary. The majority of this project is in the City of Long Beach, but some work will be in the City of Compton near the border with both cities to facilitate pavement rehabilitation work and minimize public inconvenience. “This collaborative project with our partners in the City of Compton will extend the life of this important thoroughfare,” Mayor Robert Garcia said.Read the rest of Work to Begin on Artesia Boulevard Street Improvement Project
  • Brilliant Colors of Van Gogh Shine at Mural Under the Stars

    Editor
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gregorio Luke will end his summer series “Mural Under the Stars” at the ArtExchange (ArtX) on Saturday, August 23rd from 8pm-midnight.  With the urban landscape as the backdrop; attendees will experience an evening of live music, stunning images projected on a large screen, an enlightening lecture, and a chance to view the work of local artists. Gregorio Luke specifically chose Vincent Van Gogh for the presentation at ArtX.  He explains, “Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime. My goal is to inspire the community to make sure our local artists do not face the same…
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  • Jackie Chan ‘ashamed’ after son’s drug arrest

    AP News
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan says he’s ashamed and saddened over his son’s arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public. In a microblog posting Wednesday, Chan said his actor son Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but promised that the two would face the future together. Jaycee Chan was detained was detained last Thursday with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko. They are the latest high-profile celebrities to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Police…
  • Thai junta chief Prayuth expected to become new PM

    Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    National Council for Peace and Order Chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to members of the National Legislative Assembly at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Monday. Pic: AP. Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is expected to appoint army chief and junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as the next prime minister on Thursday morning. And there’s a very high degree of certainty there will be no opposition. Here’s why: Earlier this week on Monday, the NLA passed the 2015 draft budget - which allocates a large chunk of its 2.58 trillion baht (US$81.08bn) to…
  • 37 dead, at least 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    AP News
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble. Others gingerly climbed into windows as they searched for survivors in crushed homes. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city after heavy rains left slopes unstable. Hiroshima prefectural police said 36 people were…
  • Japanese man in Thai surrogate scandal wanted up to 1,000 babies – report

    Asian Correspondent
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, poses her baby boy Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand earlier this month. Pic: AP. A Japanese man embroiled in Thailand’s sordid surrogacy scandal planned to have as many as 1,000 children, according to a report. The Japan Times reported that 24-year-old Mitsutoki Shigeta “said he wanted to produce between 100 and 1,000 babies, according to the co-founder of an organization that provides surrogate services in Thailand and other countries.” Last week CNN reported that nine surrogate babies fathered by Shigeta were seized by…
  • North Korea insults John Kerry’s ‘hideous lantern jaw’

    AP News
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Pic: AP. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.” Wednesday’s slur from the National Defense Commission, the North’s top governing body, is the latest in a slew of crude insults against U.S. and South Korean leaders. The North’s state media has called President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute. An unidentified commission official describes Kerry…
 
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  • World’s first smartphone turns 20

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    The first ever smartphone — a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone —turned 20 on Saturday.The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994.At around 23 cm long and weighing half a kg, it was about half the size of a house brick. “It was called Simon because it was simple and could do almost anything you wanted,” the Irish Times reported. With its green LCD screen, Simon had touch screen technology. Its software allowed users to write notes, draw, update their calendar and contacts and send and receive…
  • india vs England

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    During the fifth Test’s opening day at the Oval, pigeons assembled at the practice pitches that are parallel to the main square. The birds blissfully foraged for worms and weeds. A peck here, a peck there and all was fine with the avian world. Yes, a match was in progress but with the action centred entirely upon the middle, in the truest sense, as England seamers revelled, the close-in fielders caught well and Indian batsmen perished, the prospect of a well struck cricket ball scattering the pigeons seemed rare. At one point, a lone pigeon inched closer to the main pitch and M.S. Dhoni,…
  • Modern military guarantee against war: Modi

    Smart Techies
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Terming military might as the biggest deterrent to war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the defence forces will be modernised to ensure that “nobody casts an evil eye” on the nation. “Fighting a war and winning it has now become less difficult these days. But a modern military, armed with state of the art weaponry alone is a guarantee against war. When we are capable, no one can dare challenge us,” Mr. Modi said addressing a gathering after dedicating the largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata to the nation. “When people have a sense of our military capability,…
  • PM Modi addresses the nation on I-Day

    Smart Techies
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    He hoped that the country will scale new heights of development. The Hindu Exclusive: Now that the speech has concluded, have a look at these exclusive pictures from The Hindu Archives - Of India celebrating her Independence over the years: From 1947 - 20148:40am: The PM's speech has concluded. 8:40am: We need cooperation from neighbouring and SAARC nations to jointly tackle poverty: PM 8:37am: The strength of the saviour is much more than the strength of the person who kills. Lets unite to fight poverty: Narendra Modi 8:35am: Can we not wage a war and emerge victorious against poverty.
  • Gold demand in India down 39% in Q2

    Smart Techies
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Continuing restrictions on gold imports into India have led the World Gold Council (WGC) to re-calibrate its projected demand for the year 2014 to 850-950 tonnes from the earlier 900-1,000 tonnes.In its report ‘India demand statistics’ for the April-June 2014 quarter, WGC, on Thursday, announced that India’s demand for gold was down 39 per cent at 204.1 tonnes and in value terms, it had come down by 41 per cent to Rs.50,564.3 crore.Of this, WGC said, jewellery demand was down 18 per cent at 154.5 tonnes while in value terms, it was down 20 per cent at Rs.38,269.5 crore. Investment…
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  • HTML – Lesson 5: Working with images – img tag

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

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

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

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    11 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hello)))))) I think today a great day for votorgo lesson. I found a great video which shows in detail how to use a hyperlink to make frames, add color and align text. All all all the nice view)) href=”http://nextnobelprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/base_html.jpg”>
  • Learn HTML – Lesson 1

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Quote from Wikipedia: HTML (from the English. Hypertext Markup Language – «hypertext markup language”) – is the standard markup language documents on the World Wide Web. Virtually all web pages are created using HTML. Let’s start with the most important. hat begins HTML In order to become a text file in the HTML-file, change its extension to “. Txt” on “. Html” is not enough. We must comply with the “rule of the first line”: Each HTML-document charge any version of the HTML specification, must begin with the string declaration…
 
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  • “Peace Practice Online in a Time of War” -from S-CAR Newsletter

    mgopin
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
                        I recently wrote a cover article reflecting on the recent war in Gaza to the newsletter published by School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Practice is a messy, miserable reality that deserves its own independent study. What do we do in times of war? This has dramatically changed for me and many others in just the last year or two, where every war seems to be bringing individuals together online to a level of intimacy, collaboration, and care unprecedented, and others…
  • Reflections in August 2014 vol.1

    mgopin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
                          In war in an age of war the act of ultimate defiance is to make another human being feel wonderful. Testosterone, gestures of kindness are semen seeds. Men get busy, it will make you inherently happy and bear you many children. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). A doctrine that was supposed to be about deterrence, not prophecy. #Israel#Hamas#Palestine Mimicry, the compulsion of humans to mirror their postures, facial expressions, and enemy war cries. Most posts on FB…
  • “Sunni and Shiite British Imams Denounce ISIS Together In New Video” -Huffington Post

    mgopin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
                        Very important Muslim statement on IS. Sunni and Shiite Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom have come together to denounce the Islamic militant group ISIS in a video posted by a group called Imams Online, reports the BBC. A statement on the Imams Online website says, “Senior British imams have come together to emphasize the importance of unity in the UK and to decree ISIS as an illegitimate, vicious group who do not represent Islam in any way.” Click…
  • Young Warriors / Real Prison

    mgopin
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
                         Every day in every region I meet young warriors who know not what they do, and aging warriors who regret everything they have done. I can do nothing before their folly except bear witness to humanity.   The stoics, the Epicureans, Taoists, the Sufis, the Buddhists, all feel that the real prison is the human mind. I am still thinking. (Photo: Tom Lynn/AP)
  • Shades of Heaven / Birth

    mgopin
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
                         SHADES OF HEAVEN When a theologian of another religion says what you were thinking the moment before it comes out of your mouth #syria, with the Bosnian hero Father Ivo. BIRTH The warrior is born at 15000 feet, With the press of a thumb. The anti-warrior is born underneath cement, With the press of a shovel, Eyeing, The first, Grey, Thumb.   (Photo: Now Media)
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  • Starbucks Testing Mobile Stores on Campuses

    John Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Two big moves in the world of coffee, which, as Slate points out, come amid rising prices and shrinking bean supplies: Starbucks: The chain for the first time is borrowing a page from those ever-popular food trucks, reports the Seattle Times . Starbucks will have mobile stores on three college campuses...
  • Special Forces Tried to Rescue Foley

    John Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    It was nearly a happy ending for James Foley . US special forces mounted a secret rescue mission in Syria this summer to free Foley and other Americans, but the hostages were nowhere to be found, reports the Washington Post . Several dozen US troops landed at the unspecified location and engaged...
  • Women Soccer Players Call Fake Turf Discriminatory

    Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    With the Women's World Cup in Canada less than 10 months away, some of the world's top women soccer players are threatening a lawsuit against FIFA over a literal turf war. The women want the tournament played on real grass instead of artificial turf, and they call the decision to...
  • Cop Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Is Suspended

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson, Mo., has been suspended indefinitely for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them. A St. Louis County police spokesman says the incident involving...
  • Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Posing as a Cop

    John Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Another strange turn for the family linked to the infamous "affluenza" defense . The father of the teen who killed four people while driving drunk but got off with only probation has been charged with impersonating a police officer in Texas, reports DallasNews.com . Police say that when they showed up...
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    Uganda Picks

  • MPs Want Parliament to Terminate Bukenya’s Benefits

    suzank
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    By Jumah Nsubuga Legislators sitting on parliament committee of public service and local government have threatened to direct parliament to terminate the former Vice president Gilbert Bukenya’s benefits as MP. While interfacing with Prof Byukenya today, MPs discovered that Prof Bukenya receives two emolument benefits as an MP of Busiro north and as well as […]
  • President Museveni Signs HIV Law

    suzank
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    By Kezia Agaba President Yoweri Museveni has signed the controversial HIV Bill into law. He signed the bill at the launch of the Imablu’ circumcision ceremony in Bulambuli district Eastern Uganda on Tuesday. The move caught many HIV activists off guard as they were preparing to meet him over the removal of controversial clauses in […]
  • Tiwa Savage Pregnant

    suzank
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Good news from Mavin first lady ‘Tiwa Savage’, few months after she got married to her manager Tee Billz, She has been busy with work and shows all over Africa but its quit obvious that she made out some quality time for her husband which yield a very nice fruit.. Tiwa was spotted in an […]
  • Juliana Thanks Fans for Continued Support after Death of Keron

    suzank
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    By Kezia Agaba Singer Juliana Kanyomozi has thanked her fans for their continued support after the loss of her son Keron Rahael Kabugo. Keron succumbed to acute athma last month in Nairobi Kenya. Juliana says thanks to all her fans for being with her in this most trying period of her life. “Just want to […]
  • Liberia’s Ebola Patients Disappear, Confusion

    suzank
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Liberia’s 17 suspected Ebola patients are reported to have vanished after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital was looted. An angry mob attacked the centre in Monrovia’s densely populated West Point township on Saturday evening. A senior health official said all of the patients had been moved to another medical facility. 17 had escaped […]
 
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  • A thousand robots working togheter

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or hundreds of ants can link togheter to form bridges, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors performed en masse. To computer scientists, they also represent a significant milestone in the development of collective artificial intelligence (AI). This self-organizing swarm was created in the lab of Radhika Nagpal, the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for…
  • Son Doong Subterranean Jungle

    Tiberiu Mocanu
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
      While technically mostly a cave system, Vietnam’s Son Doong is accessible by several large holes in the surface of the Earth. It was first explored in 2009, after one of the holes was discovered by a local farmer. It was so thoroughly buried in the jungle that it was thought to be pure luck that he found it at all. When members of the British Cave Research Association entered the hole, they found something absolutely breathtaking. The cave has been declared the largest in the world, and it wasn’t easy to explore. It was created between two and five million years ago, carved from the…
  • ALS Ice Bucket....FAIL!

    Admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    These people totally failed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  
  • The most Amazing Camping Trailer!

    Admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:17 pm
    The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades, It offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements to suit both couples and families. With luxuries such as diesel hot water system, interior heating, air-conditioning, microwave, shower, fridge/freezer, full kitchen complete with cutlery and crockery and even a flat screen DVD player you will fall in love with this truly ultimate off-road camper.  …
  • The Creepiest Island in the world - Hashima Island

    Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Hashima Island of Japan – The Creepiest Island in the world! Hashima, also known as Gunkajima or Battleship Island due to its shape, is an abandoned island an hour away from the port of Nagasaki in Japan. Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 to use it as a base for an underwater coal mining facility. There, they built Japan’s first concrete building (9 stories high) in 1917 to accomodate the workers. In the following decades, Hashima became the most densely populated place on earth, with a population of over 5,200 people, or 83,500 people per square kilometre of the whole island. During…
 
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    Capital News

  • 8 TNA Governors ditch referendum push

    janegoin
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    In a meeting held in Nairobi, the eight Governors present agreed to rally behind party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta in opposing the calls for a referendum/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – The eight Governors from The National Alliance (TNA) have pulled out of the “pesa mashinani’ referendum call by the Council of Governors after intense pressure. In a meeting held in Nairobi, the eight Governors present agreed to rally behind party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta in opposing the calls for a referendum. “I am one of the members of the Council of Governors so they will…
  • Raila disowns ‘leaked’ ODM officials list

    LABAN WANAMBISI
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Odinga told a news conference attended by Namwamba that there is no rift in the party and that the Budalangi MP is still in it/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – The Orange Democratic Movement Party Leader Raila Odinga has disowned a leaked list of new party officials which omitted the name of Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba from the position of the Secretary General. Odinga told a news conference attended by Namwamba that there is no rift in the party and that the Budalangi MP is still in it. “The media has created this confusion by coming up with a fictitious list of party officials…
  • First Lady’s health drive lauded by Cherie Blair

    OLIVE BURROWS
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Cherie said the effort was commendable given what has been Kenya’s high maternal and child mortality rates/XINHUA FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Former British Premier Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Blair, has acknowledged First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s efforts at reducing maternal and child mortality in Kenya through her Beyond Zero campaign. Cherie said the effort was commendable given what has been Kenya’s high maternal and child mortality rates, as has been the case in most African countries, and called on other First Ladies to take up the challenge. “I know…
  • Ex-military man named Director of Immigration

    OLIVE BURROWS
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Waikenda was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at Kenya’s High Commission in Pretoria/CFMNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Major-General (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa has replaced Jane Waikenda as the Director of Immigration. Waikenda was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at Kenya’s High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa in recent changes announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Presidential Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu in a statement said Kihalangwa, who holds a PhD in International Studies and Diplomacy, “is a dedicated and disciplined officer whose loyalty, integrity and competence…
  • India’s 14-year-long hunger striker walks free from custody

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    She was force-fed via a nasal drip several times a day. “For the last 14 years, I have been suffering so much,” she said/AFPIMPHAL, Aug 20 – An Indian woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike against rights abuses in the country’s northeast broke down in tears on Wednesday as she was finally released from a hospital jail. Irom Sharmila, known as the Iron Lady of Manipur for her unwavering and non-violent protest, said she was “happy” at being freed after spending years in custody, but vowed to continue her fast in protest at alleged abuses by the…
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    Descrier

  • SNP’s North Sea oil predictions 60% too high warns industry figure

    Descrier Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    The Scottish government’s predictions for North Sea oil recovery are up to 60% too high according to a leading oil industry figure. A recent white paper produced by the Scottish government claims that 24 billion barrels of oil remain recoverable from the North Sea, but Sir Ian Wood has warned that this figure is 45% to 60% too high. He believes that there are around 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil left, and estimated production will fall to around a sixth of its current levels by 2050. The former chief executive of the Wood Group said he was reluctant to be drawn into the debate…
  • Inside the minds of Britain’s jihadis

    The Conversation
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    The chilling video showing the apparent murder of the journalist James Foley by the Islamic State has reinforced the terrible risks involved in the brave and important role that journalists play in reporting from overseas conflicts. In a 2012 interview with the BBC, Foley said: “I’m drawn to the drama of the conflict and trying to expose untold stories.” However, as we know from recent accounts, many other foreigners are also drawn to the conflict in Iraq and Syria and indeed it appears that Foley’s murderer was British. It is easier for us to understand how a foreigner might go to…
  • Astronaut Reid Wiseman captures images of Northern Lights from International Space Station

    Descrier Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed images of the Northern Lights last night from aboard the International Space Station orbiting 240 miles above the Earth. Sharing the images on twitter, Wiseman described the ethereal beauty of the glowing green lights below, saying: “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this.” Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora pic.twitter.com/PG25uTwm19 — Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) August 19, 2014 Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/NOgRQgwFqY — Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) August 19, 2014 Wiseman is…
  • Four arrested over ‘New IRA’ letter bombs intercepted by Royal Mail

    Descrier Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Four people have been arrested after a series of letter bombs sent to addresses in England and Northern Ireland were intercepted by Royal Mail staff. Two men, aged 35 and 46, and two women, aged 21 and 44, were arrested in Londonderry on Wednesday in connection to the letter bombs that were sent over a number of months from late 2013 to earlier this year. The letter bombs were addressed to senior police and army officials but they were intercepted by staff at the Royal Mail sorting offices in Northern Ireland before they could reach their intended recipients and none were actived. The…
  • Twitter actively monitoring and suspending accounts spreading James Foley execution video

    Descrier Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Over the past 12 hours Twitter has suspended dozens of accounts that had been disseminating the Islamic State propaganda video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo confirmed that the company were suspending accounts in a tweet saying: “We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you” The move comes amid calls on the 140-character social network to #RespectJamesFoley with an #ISISmediablackout, to avoid giving the Islamic State the publicity that it craves to recruit new members…
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    Lets Gist

  • Video shows beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley US officials say video shows beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants

    Abraham Adegbola
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
      WASHINGTON - A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist. Separately, Foley’s family confirmed his death in a statement posted on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they “have never been prouder of him.” “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the…
  • SHOCKING! MARRIED WOMEN REVEAL REAL REASON THEY CHEAT

    Gister Adeola
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Middle-age women who cheat on their husbands are looking for passion and sex, but don’t want to divorce their husbands over it, new research suggests. The new data comes from a sample of married women who used AshleyMadison.com, a dating website aimed at people seeking to cheat on their partners. The new conclusions challenge the popular conception that women cheat because they are generally unhappy with their relationships, said study lead author Eric Anderson, a professor of sport, masculinity and sexuality at the University of Winchester in England. “People will often say that…
  • MORGUE WORKER KENNETH DOUGLAS ADMITS HAVING SEX WITH 100 CORPSES

    Gister Adeola
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    A morgue worker has confessed to having sex with up to 100 corpses. Kenneth Douglas was jailed in 2008 and again in 2012 after admitting sexually abusing the dead bodies of three women. Now he has admitted having sex with up to 100 corpses while drunk or high on drugs as he worked the nightshift at an Ohio morgue from 1976 to 1992. Kenneth Douglas, right, is lead into court for sentencing in 2008 In a deposition to the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals obtained by WCPO, he explained: “I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down. ” The 60-year-old’s crimes have come under…
  • QUEEN LATIFAH & HER FEMALE BOO FRENCH KISSING ON HOLIDAY

    Gister Adeola
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Love Is Love, honey… and daytime talk show host and actress, Cleo, I mean… Queen Latifah And Partner Vacation on vacation show us that’s really what that is! LOVE!! Recently, Queen Latifah wasn’t shy about loving up on her partner Eboni Nichols while the pair vacationed in Sardinia… take a look at some of the photos! Their vacation spot looks like HEAVEN!!!
  • MAN KILLED COUSIN & HER DAUGHTER AFTER CAUGHT…

    Gister Adeola
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Brian Farmer, 58, from New Jersey murdered his innocent cousin and her 10-year-old daughter after she caught him taking unclad pictures of the child, investigators say. The woman’s name is Joan Colbert and she was 62-years-old. Police found Joan and her daughter Veronica Roach dead in their Long Branch apartment on the 1st of August. Authorities believe Farmer was taking pictures of Veronica while she was giving him head. Joan walked in on this horrible incident and Farmer started attacking her. Brian Farmer killed Joan Colbert before shortly murdering her daughter, Monmouth County…
 
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    IMF Survey Podcasts

  • Is Africa Forging a Unique Development Path?

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fiscal policies should be center stage in getting energy prices to reflect the harmful health and environmental side effects associated with energy use, according to a new report released by the IMF.
  • Firms Told: Pay Your Fair Share to Reduce Inequality

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Equality is not just about everyone getting their fair share, it’s also about everyone paying their fair share. A top NGO chief says the growing wealth gap could be reduced by tightening both domestic and international tax rules. Read more: Blog and Policy Paper. Listen on Soundcloud
  • IMF Offers Free Economic Training to All

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF has launched the first in a series of free online courses for those interested in furthering their economic education. One of the course’s instructors explains the benefits of raising the public’s knowledge about economics, and what he himself has learned from the creation of the course. Listen on Soundcloud
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Survey indicates 7000 operating schools in PNG

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
     THE nationwide school survey task force has tallied a total of 7000 operating schools in its progressive reports. The figures come from 73 districts that have so far furnished their school survey reports to the task force.The progressive report excludes 16 districts who have not yet furnished their reports.The Education Department has a record of 14,315 schools in the country. This was revealed by the executive officer of the nationwide school survey task force, Miria Ume.Mr Ume gave the progressive reports on Tuesday when he received the Angoram district school survey reports from MP…
  • PNG to receive K601 million aid from European Union

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    PAPUA New Guinea will be the recipient of a massive K601 million for aid and development purposes, trade and political relations over the next six years.This amount is almost equivalent to the allocation of Euro 180 million that was announced by the head of the European Union (EU) delegation, Martin Dihm.The proposed allocation was disclosed during the PNG-EU awareness dialogue earlier this month."The allocation for PNG for the next six years is Euro 180 million," Mr Dihm said.The EU has a long standing partnership with Papua New Guinea since 1977 and the partnership covers the three areas of…
  • PNG Government rolls out District Housing Program

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    THE National Government rolled out its ambitious housing program yesterday, announcing K1 million for the first 41 districts in the country.To compliment this initiative, MPs and governors will also contribute K500,000 each from their District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) and Provincial Service Improvement Program (PSIP) funds.This K41 million from the national Government and the K1 million from the MPs and governors will go towards building institutional housing in the districts.Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced this yesterday, saying budget allocations for the next lot of 48…
  • Prime Minister O'Neill wants probe into Namah’s election spending

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    PNG Prime Minister wants Opposition leader investigated.Namah betrayed by MPs despite he spent K50m for their polls.PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has called on responsible authorities to investigate the K50 million spent on the 2012 General Elections by PNG Party and Opposition Leader Belden Namah.Mr O’Neill raised concerns in relation to accountability on the part of the Leader of the Opposition who claimed that he spent K50 million helping members of parliament be elected.He was responding to reports yesterday about Namah claiming that he had spent well over K50 million in…
  • Madang Provincial Administrator arrested on Corruption and Misappropriation charges

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    THE former Madang Provincial Administrator Ben Lange has been arrested for allegedly committing fraudulent and corrupt practices whilst in office.The announcement was made during a press conference yesterday at Madang’s Provincial Administration Office by National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Officer in Charge Inspector Joel Simatab.Mr Lange was arrested on three charges, namely; Abuse of Office, Official Corruption and the Misappropriation of approximately K452 000.The former provincial head was arrested last week Thursday and appeared briefly for mention on Friday before Madang…
 
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • China Policy as Cliché

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

    Michael J. Totten
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve just returned from a very brief summer vacation in a remote part of the Pacific Northwest without cell phone coverage or Internet access, so I’m a bit behind on what’s happening in the world. While I’m catching up, take a look at Vice magazine’s five-part documentary on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. I don’t know how they did it, but they somehow got permission to embed a team of reporters with IS in both Syria and Iraq. There is no chance I would ever trust these people with my life and my safety, but the team got in and out okay and what they came back with is…
  • Back to Iraq?

    Roland Flamini
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    In many ways the US airstrikes targeting the Islamic Sunni extremists in Iraq are the Libyan playbook brought up to date, but they also recall a longer, broader aerial offensive in Iraq more than 20 years ago that began as Operation Provide Comfort before morphing into a long, ambivalent, low-grade war involving US, British, and—at first—French combat jets. In 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, the US, France, and the United Kingdom launched a containment strategy against Saddam Hussein, enforcing a no-fly zone in northern Iraq. The initial objective was to support coalition ground forces…
  • Civilians or Plainclothes Combatants in Gaza Death Toll?

    Joshua Muravchik
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Could it be that most of the Palestinians who died in Gaza were combatants? The claim that the vast majority were civilians fueled a global anti-Israel outpouring during the war in Gaza to which even our own State Department and White House contributed. According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of August 13th 1,965 had died in Gaza of whom 1,417, about 72 percent, were civilians. This office has issued running totals daily that have been the basis for virtually all news reports on the subject. But these reports beg the question of how the OCHA knows who…
  • Hamas Threatened Reporters in Gaza

    Michael J. Totten
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Foreign Press Association is protesting “in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month." Of course this happened. Gaza is ruled by a dictatorship and a terrorist army, and this is what dictators and terrorists do. I’d flatly refuse to believe any report that said otherwise. Hezbollah pulled the same crap with me in Lebanon, and that was during peace time, not war time. I also told my readers about it and refused to be…
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    Pars Herald

  • Cameron Could Act After Beheading Video Posted

    Mostafa Moradi
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has spoken out against the broadcasted beheading of an American journalist by a British member of the Islamic State. Cameron called the beheading both “shocking and depraved” as he cut short his holiday to return and hold meetings on Syria, Iraq and the IS. James Foley was a revered war journalist, and had been missing for nearly two years when the video was published. The British Government are acutely aware of a huge number of British nationals who have left the UK to fight for the IS, presumably rounded up in the county’s mosques. The fact…
  • A Manifesto to Encourage the Growth

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    A business network of entrepreneurs has compiled a list of recommendations which they believe will assist small businesses – and those in start-up business building – to be able to ‘capitalise’ on the signs that the economic recovery in Britain is beginning to take a cautious step in the right direction. Within the extensive manifesto, the group – named E2Exchange – recommended measures such as the creation of a separate division focused on SMEs within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS). The group of entrepreneurs has also included some potential…
  • What would you do with a lotto win?

    Hasan Rezazadeh
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    When you enter a lottery, you can’t help having a little day dream, even if it’s only for a minute, about what you’d do with the jackpot if you were the lucky winner. The amounts available to be won are so huge these days that a jackpot win would be life-changing – without a doubt. Today, it’s possible to play the lottery wherever you are, even if you’re not in the same country as the lottery is being held in. This is because you can purchase lotto tickets online now, for multiple lotteries. So, not only do you have the chance to win your own country’s lottery, you have the…
  • QROPS Security

    Saeed Maleki
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There has been much coverage recently surrounding the huge tax penalties suffered by UK pension savers due to fraudulent pension liberation scams. These apparent legitimate schemes claim to be able to help savers access their retirement funds early, however many have lost out due the exorbitant attached fees and fines. Some have lost their entire pensions. It’s a sad story, but unfortunately these crooked scavengers continue to slip through the net on occasion. The news of these UK developments has of course filtered through to the expat community, and those considering a switch to and…
  • Google Buys another Start-up

    Saeed Maleki
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Continuing the trend it shares with Facebook, Google has acquired yet another independent start-up with an innovative idea, buying JetPac Inc for an undisclosed amount, and for an undisclosed reason. JetPac develops travel applications available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play – although not for much longer. The apps use pictures which are taken by social media users and compiled to give a virtual tour of the destination from a user perspective. Non- Selfie Tours Instagram does something similar with its location option, although these are more inclined to be selfies…
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    Market Oasis

  • First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    By Peter Walshe The first ever BrandZ™ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking, carried out by Kantar’s Millward Brown in conjunction with WPP, shows that India has evolved into a brand powerhouse. BrandZ™ India Top 50 most valuable brands have as much Brand Power (consumers’ predisposition to choose that brand over another) as … …read more Read more here: First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands      The post First BrandZ Top50 Most Valuable Indian Brands appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Tracking UK train travel

    kevinanchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    By Claire Martin With news that rail fares are set to rise by average of 3.5% in January 2014, we’ve been looking at the data we have on train travel. Kantar company, TNS opinion, conducted a Eurobarometer study into Europeans’ satisfaction with rail services for The European Commission in 2013. It found that … …read more Read more here: Tracking UK train travel      The post Tracking UK train travel appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs

    kevinanchi
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. …read more Read more here: New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs      The post New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • USDA Announces $25 Million for Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Turn Commodities into Value-Added Products

    kevinanchi
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LOUDON, N.H., Aug. 19, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of rural entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy and announced investments to help rural businesses grow, diversify and create jobs. …read more Read more here: USDA Announces $25 Million for Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Turn Commodities into Value-Added Products      The post USDA Announces $25 Million for Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Turn Commodities into Value-Added Products appeared first on Market Oasis.
  • Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships

    kevinanchi
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    MONTANA, August 19, 2014 -– The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today its finding that the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). …read more Read more here: Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships      The post Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships appeared first on Market Oasis.
 
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    International Relations Online

  • Faculty Book Recommendations

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

    International Relations Online Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    In mid-June, a group of militant Islamic extremists launched a coordinated assault across northern Iraq, seizing large territories including major towns and cities. Iraqi security forces, in the face of the onslaught, were able to do very little in defense of their country. As a result, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki publicly appealed to the United States and the international community for assistance in the fight against the organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS. The moniker ISIS derives from the group’s primary objective, which is to establish a Sunni…
  • India’s National Elections: Significance for Global Democracy and US Foreign Policy

    International Relations Online Staff
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    For several weeks in April and May, Indians were at the polls to elect their new government. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dominated results, winning 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. After BJP’s victory, its leader, Narendra Modi, was sworn in as prime minister on May 26. For most of its history, the Congress party has controlled India. The BJP’s dominance in the election signifies the desire for change among India’s people. Congress was viewed as corrupt with a weak foreign policy, unable to improve India’s economy. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the…
  • Q&A with Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Hillary Clinton

    John Sinden
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Alec Ross, one of today’s leading thinkers on innovation, has spent his career helping investors, corporations, and government leaders better understand the implications for technology in the public sphere. I asked Ross for his thoughts on technology, censorship, and the private sector’s role in development. Here’s what he had to say. Q. Throughout your career, you’ve had an immense impact on the relationship between diplomacy and technology. Can you please share with us a moment from your career in which you’ve seen technology influence change in a developing country that was…
  • Cross-University Course Enrollment Now Available Through International Relations Online

    John Sinden
    22 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are pleased to announce that International Relations Online students now have the opportunity to take courses from other top universities around the nation through a unique cross-university course enrollment initiative. This cross-university offering is facilitated by 2U Inc., the technology partner responsible for the creation, deployment, and maintenance of our online educational platform. Through this cross-university course enrollment, our IR students will have access to courses available from a number of top online graduate programs. Participating programs include:* MPH@GW: The online…
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  • AT&T to Deliver Super-Fast Internet Service in Silicon Valley

    Christy Gren
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    AT&T announced on Wednesday, that Cupertino, California is the first city in Silicon Valley that will get its 1gbps fiber service. Telecommunications giant AT&T said that Cupertino, the home of tech goliath Apple, will be rolling out super-fast broadband service in the coming months. AT&T is as of now offering the broadband service, which delivers 1Gbps downloads and additionally 1Gbps transfers, in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Furthermore it has affirmed plans to deliver the service in 11 extra urban communities: Cupertino, Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville,…
  • Standard Chartered Faces $300M Penalty over Laundering Controls

    Carrie Ann
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Standard Chartered Bank China in Guangzhou Tianhe British multinational banking and financial services company Standard Chartered PLC will pay a $300 million (180.52 million pounds) fine and suspend or restrict some essential businesses in the wake of neglecting to get rid of suspicious transactions that could potentially be linked to money laundering. The civic settlement made public on Tuesday by Benjamin Lawsky, the New York State financial services superintendent, came two years after Standard Chartered acknowledged to pay $667 million to U.S. regulators to reconcile related charges,…
  • Genesis and Skilled HealthCare Group Merge, Create $5.5 Billion Giant

    Anna Domanska
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    George V. Hager Jr., Chief executive of Genesis HealthCare. Skilled HealthCare Group Inc announced on Monday, that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately held Genesis HealthCare Corp. in an all-stock deal to create the second largest contract therapy provider, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the terms of the agreement, Skilled HealthCare shareholders will own 25.75 % of the equity in the combined company under the name of Genesis HealthCare, while Genesis shareholders will own the other 74.25 % of the company. The combined…
  • Samsung acquires U.S. air conditioning retailer Quietside

    Carrie Ann
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    A Samsung Electronics spokesman said the South Korean company purchased 100 percent of Quietside. South Korean electronics giant Samsung Co Ltd announced on Tuesday that it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC in a bid to penetrate deeper into the North American market and to strengthen its smart home business. It is Samsung’s second such acquisition within a span of a week after it announced on Friday it had acquired SmartThings, a U.S.-based platform developer which develops apps that enable users to control, monitor and automate devices at home. The so called…
  • Spring Sales Boost Home Depot Q2’14 Sales, Rise 5.8 percent

    Anna Domanska
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Home Depot’s witnessed in a 6.4% rise in same-store sales, while the overall increase was 5.8%. Home Depot Inc.’s the world’s largest home improvement chain has reported a rise in sales and profit in its second quarter, beating top analysts expectations. Shares of Home Depot climbed more than 3% in premarket trading to $86.12, after it announced full-year-forecast based on its strong second quarter performance. Home Depot now hopes to post for per-share income of $4.52, 10 cents higher than its past standpoint. The new direction likewise incorporates expected profits from $7…
 
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  • Philippines Hosts the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship

    Raffy Pekson II
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Air Sports Adventure Philippines sets in motion the history of Philippine aerial sports with the the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship to be held at Sitio Seguil, Bgy Tinoto, Maasim in Sarangani Province on August 22-24, 2014. Paragliding pilots representing more than 11 counties around the globe will be participating in this event.
  • HIRED – The First Ever Recruitment Party by jobsDB Philippines

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    jobsDB Philippines pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party. HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO and Call center industries, one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors.
  • Loire Valley Wines From the Garden of France

    Raffy Pekson II
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    I was privileged to be invited to a wine tasting event at the La Veranda of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila hotel, hosted by Bernard and Jorinda Flour, the dynamic management team of the famed Le Cellier French Select Wines. They named this exquisite dinner experience "Loire Valley Wine Dinner," and Loire Valley is often referred to as the Cradle of the French or the Garden of France.
  • Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Launches Help for Typhoon Glenda Victims

    Raffy Pekson II
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila recently launched a donation program for the victims of typhoon Glenda. In partnership with ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation, Sofitel Manila mobilizes the entire Accor Hotels group in a unified effort to assist the victims of the recent devastation and deliver relief goods to the families affected by the typhoon.
  • Globe’s Public Advisory for Typhoon Glenda

    Raffy Pekson II
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Globe Telecom announced that areas heavily affected by Typhoon Glenda also experienced service disruption due to commercial power outages. In its initial network assessment report mobile services were affected in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Quezon and Sorsogon.
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  • Hackers exploit HeartBleed vulnerability to compromise CHS

    Sabari Selvan
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Community Health Systems (CHS) recently revealed that hackers have compromised their computer network and stolen personal information of around 4.5 million patients.The report says the attackers have breached the CHS network in between April and July.  Mandiant, the company that did the forensic investigation found that the group responsible for the "Advanced Persistent Threat" attack is originated from China.The compromised information includes patients names, phone numbers, Social Security Numbers and other details.The company claims that no patient credit card, medical or clinical…
  • Android Malware 'Krysanec' masquerading as legitimate apps

    Sabari Selvan
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Security Experts always recommend android users to download applications only from official Google Play store. If you are downloading apps from third-party markets, you may end up with malware on your device.Researchers at ESET found a new piece of android malware that masquerading as legitimate android applications.The sample ESET analyzed is detected as Android/Spy.Krysanec and found to be disguising as mobile banking application for Russian users, data usage monitoring apps.  One to them is disguised as Set Mobile security.These modified apps is found to be containing the android…
  • Alleged Author of Android "Heart App" virus arrested

    Sabari Selvan
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
     An Android Virus spotted by security researchers at Sophos Labs spreads by sending SMS containing a download link to the first 99 contacts of victims.The malware goes by the name XXshenqi in Chinese and being called as "Heart App" in English.After sending SMS to the first 99 entries of victim's contact list, the malware sends a confirmation message to the attacker's number.The malware also asks victims to register and asks them to enter their personal details including Resident Identity card number, Full name. Once the victim clicks the register button, the data entered by victim will…
  • New Crypto-Ransomware variants spotted

    Sabari Selvan
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Security Researchers have come across a new variants of the Crypto-Ransomware that is designed to encrypt files on infected machines. One of the variants spotted by Trend Micro, dubbed as CryptoBlocker, infects only files smaller than 100Mb in size and will not infect system and application files. TrendMicro said this new variant does not use CryptoAPIs and uses Advanced Encryption Standard(AES) to encrypt files instead of RSA. Researchers believe the author of this variant might be new to creation of ransomware because the compiler notes haven't been removed from this binary. Another…
  • New variant of Android Ransomware 'SimpLocker' spotted

    Sabari Selvan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    A New variant of the Android Ransomware known as 'SimpLocker' has been spotted by Security researchers at ESET. This new variant has a few significant improvements including the language in which the fake warning message is written, it is now in English rather than Russian.The malware is masquerading as a flash player for the Android and tricks users into installing it with administrator privileges . Once the device is infected, it will show a ransom message saying that your device is locked because you were doing illegal things and demands you to pay around $300.One of the variant attaches…
 
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    BaylorIC Worldwide TV

  • Kell Brook Shocks the world to become IBF Welterweight Champion of the world!!

    ingram jones
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Kell Brook is the new IBF Welterweight Champion of the world Check out my thoughts on the fight… Filed under: Sport Tagged: Brook beats Porter, Brook Vs Porter Post Fight, Brook Vs Porter result, Kell Brook, Kell Brook IBF Welterweight Champion, Kell Brook World Champion, Porter loses title, Shawn Porter, Shawn Porter former IBF Champion
  • KELL BROOK VS SHAWN PORTER: ITS SHOWTIME FINALLY FOR THE SPECIAL ONE!!

    ingram jones
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Sheffield’s Kell Brook finally gets his chance to feed 2 birds with one worm. First he gets the opportunity to show the world just how special breaks down how he thinks the August 16th fight will go down. he really is on the American TV network “Showtime” and he will be doing this against the current IBF welterweight champion of the world Shawn “Showtime” Porter. BaylorIC TV’s Ingram Jones breaks down how he thinks the August 16th fight will go down.  Filed under: America, BaylorIC Boxing, Boxing, Breaking News, ingram jones, Sport, Uncategorized, USA,…
  • Culture, Sport and Mindset in Grenada

    ingram jones
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Originally posted on BaylorIC Worldwide TV: In this interview about Culture,Sport and Mindset in Grenada Ingram Jones talks about his dream of coaching cricket in the caribbean, and being on the island of Grenada, the various challenges and mindsets with shocking revelations. Even hear the truth about Olympic and World 400 Metre Athlete Kirani James. You dont need to be a fan of sport but if you love community, community building or to get a better insight as to what is really going on, this interview is for you. Uncut and speaking from the heart. http://www.bayloricworldwide.com…
  • BaylorIC TV Interviews Nubia Magazine Editor Angela Rahman

    ingram jones
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Editor Angela Rahman Talks to BaylorIC TV about “Nubia Magazine” http://nubiamagazine.com/ Check out BaylorIC TV http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Nubia Magazine Background: Nubia Magazine established since July 2008 is a community publication and now with a magazine site that enables our global community to engage collectively across the spheres. Nubia Magazine Mission: Our mission is to promote positive representations and celebrate achievements across the globe, combat negative misrepresentations within society that impact self-image and self-esteem, provide a platform to…
  • Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe Talks About British Urban Film Festival 2014

    ingram jones
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Originally posted on BaylorIC Worldwide TV: BUFF (British Urban Film Festival) Owner Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe talks about the 2014 Festival, how Buff Originated, discussing the meaning of “Urban” and what to look forward at BUFF 2014. Movies such as “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” & “Music for Mandela” are 2 of the many movies, not forgetting “Montanna” Directed by Mo Ali. To see the trailers of both The Trials of Muhammad Ali & Music For Mandela click here http://www.bayloricworldwide.com Book your tickets for BUFF 2014 NOW!! http://www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk/…
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • China Policy as Cliché

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

    Gordon G. Chang
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Last Thursday, China Daily reported that Beijing plans to “establish a Chinese Christian theology.” The new theology “should adapt to China’s national condition and integrate with Chinese culture,” said Wang Zuoan, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, at a seminar in Shanghai on the “Sinicization of Christianity.” In the words of the official paper, Wang believes that “Chinese Christian theology should be compatible with the country’s path of socialism.”  China’s socialist path is atheistic, so Wang is attempting something that is theoretically…
  • China's Militarist General Liu Yuan Promoted

    Gordon G. Chang
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Reuters reports that General Liu Yuan will be promoted to the Communist Party’s 11-member Central Military Commission in October. Liu, 62, could even be given one of the two vice-chairman slots when the Central Committee meets, sources state. His elevation is a certain sign that hard-line elements are fast gaining power in Beijing. Liu, the political commissar of the General Logistics Department of the People’s Liberation Army, ostensibly earned the move up for his role in bringing down Lieutenant General Gu Junshan. The investigation of Gu, in turn, led to the dramatic detention of Xu…
  • Xi Jinping: The Putin of Asia

    Gordon G. Chang
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    On Friday, Beijing marked the 120th anniversary of the start of the first Sino-Japanese War, which ended in a crushing defeat of China. This year—once in February and then in June—Xi Jinping referred to this anniversary, mentioning how the conflict resulted in Japan taking Taiwan from the Chinese state. China’s leader, who believes he must “reunify” his country, remembers 19th century grievances as if they arose yesterday. Nobody tops Xi when it comes to irredentism, not even the fellow who called the breakup of the Soviet Union “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the…
  • The Second Cold War?

    Gordon G. Chang
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    “Do you believe that the US-Russian relations are now at Cold War levels?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Dianne Feinstein on Sunday. “Yes,” replied the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. During the same interview, on the State of the Union program, Feinstein hinted at the problems of imposing sanctions on Moscow, even in the aftermath of the murderous downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week with a missile almost certainly of Russian origin. “It’s difficult, because you need Russian help in so many things,” she said to Crowley. “The P5+1, Syria, and it goes on…
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    Michael J. Totten's blog

  • Vice News Embeds With the Islamic State

    Michael J. Totten
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve just returned from a very brief summer vacation in a remote part of the Pacific Northwest without cell phone coverage or Internet access, so I’m a bit behind on what’s happening in the world. While I’m catching up, take a look at Vice magazine’s five-part documentary on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. I don’t know how they did it, but they somehow got permission to embed a team of reporters with IS in both Syria and Iraq. There is no chance I would ever trust these people with my life and my safety, but the team got in and out okay and what they came back with is…
  • Hamas Threatened Reporters in Gaza

    Michael J. Totten
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Foreign Press Association is protesting “in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month." Of course this happened. Gaza is ruled by a dictatorship and a terrorist army, and this is what dictators and terrorists do. I’d flatly refuse to believe any report that said otherwise. Hezbollah pulled the same crap with me in Lebanon, and that was during peace time, not war time. I also told my readers about it and refused to be…
  • Who Are the Yezidis?

    Michael J. Totten
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    The Weekly Standard asked me to write a piece explaining who Iraq's Yezidis are since I spent some time with them in 2006 and 2008. Here's the first part. Islamic State terrorists, formerly known as ISIS, have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority in and around the city of Sinjar and taken hundreds of women as slaves. Some of the victims were buried alive. Their only crime: not being Muslims. Tens of thousands bolted from Sinjar and fled to a remote mountaintop without food, water, or shelter where many more perished. If the United States hadn’t air dropped…
  • Why the US is Bombing Iraq and Not Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Cable news reporters have spent all weekend asking one US government official after another why we’re bombing Iraq and not Syria if we’re motivated by humanitarian concerns as Washington says. I have yet to hear a straight answer, perhaps because the administration thinks a straight answer is undiplomatic. But I’m not a diplomat, and I can explain it point-blank. So here it is. It’s real simple. The US is bombing Iraq right now because the psychopaths of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) are attacking the Kurds. Morally and philosophically, the death of every innocent person on…
  • ISIS Exterminating Minorities in Iraq

    Michael J. Totten
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Kurdish members of Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority in Sinjar are being massacred by ISIS if they refuse to convert to Islam. They’re ancient fire-worshipers with roots in Zoroastrianism and they long predate the Koran. More than 300 of them so far have been murdered for their religion alone.   Killings of this sort on a large scale are called genocide. Islam is a proselytizing religion, but converting these people at gunpoint and executing those who refuse will not fly with the Kurds who are Muslims, and not just because the Yezidis are their fellow Kurds. The Yezidi religion is part of…
 
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    Vladimir Kara-Murza's blog

  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia Yet—From Vladimir Putin

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

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

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

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:48 am
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — This week, the Kremlin-appointed governor of St. Petersburg, former KGB officer Georgy Poltavchenko, became the latest in a string of Russian regional leaders who formally “resigned” their posts in order to seek early reelection on September 14th. Of the 30 gubernatorial polls to be held this fall, 19 will be early elections called because of the resignation or dismissal of the incumbents. The Kremlin and its regional henchmen want to capitalize on the temporary spike in support for the regime after the annexation of Crimea, and ensure reelection before approval…
  • Europe's Nationalist Right Votes for Putin

    Vladimir Kara-Murza
    28 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin may have suffered a setback with the successful presidential election in Ukraine, but he can claim a significant consolation prize. Elections to the European Parliament, held simultaneously with Ukraine’s presidential vote, resulted in a surge of far-right and nationalist parties—many of which are vocal allies of Putin’s Kremlin. In France, in a political earthquake for the country, the far-right National Front (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, topped the poll with 24.9 percent. Le Pen has been outspoken in her support for the Kremlin—a feeling reciprocated by…
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    Alexander J. Motyl's blog

  • ‘Criminal in the Kremlin’: An Interview with Professor Walter Clemens

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    One of these days Russians will wake up from what they now think is a dream and realize that it was a terrible nightmare. They’ll realize that Vladimir Putin—their current hero and demigod—is really a loser and a thug who’s brought ruin to their country, ruin to their people, ruin to their ethnic brethren in Ukraine and other non-Russian states, and ruin to the world. They’ll realize that Putin is a criminal, that the regime he created is fascist, and that his policies are paranoid, delusional, destructive, and self-destructive to the point of being suicidal. And that’s when the…
  • An Interview with Jiri Valenta

    Alexander J. Motyl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Below is an interview I conducted recently with Jiri Valenta, a distinguished scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet studies. MOTYL: Jiri, you’re one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable observers of Russia. How would you characterize the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 and the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine? VALENTA: The ongoing war in Ukraine has involved a covert military intervention by Russia that is slowly becoming overt. The downing of the Malaysian plane is a game-changer. Thus, as bodies arrive in the Netherlands, two more Ukrainian planes have been downed and a new…
  • How Much Are Ukrainian and Malaysian Lives Worth?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When Vladimir Putin’s proxies shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet with close to 300 passengers over eastern Ukraine on July 17th, I was shocked. But I wasn’t shocked on July 15th, when the former head of the Ukrainian General Staff stated that 330 Ukrainian soldiers had died in the course of Kyiv’s anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, while the press liaison of the National Security and Defense Council said the correct number was 258. Both numbers were immediately wrong, as some 10 soldiers were killed that day. The sad fact is that I’m getting used to Putin’s killing spree.
  • What’s Rong with Wrussia?

    Alexander J. Motyl
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Everything, according to some. Many things, according to others. Nothing, according to many Russians. Back in 2004, two US academics, Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman, wrote a controversial piece for Foreign Affairs in which they argued that statistics proved that Russia was a “normal country.” Since they focused on mostly economic parameters, such as GDP, income distribution, and the like, they had a point. What Shleifer and Treisman overlooked was the politics. Do “normal” countries normally invade their neighbors, lop off bits and pieces of foreign territory, support…
 
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    Nerve Spark

  • The Business of Wildlife Rehabilitation

    Dennis Fan
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    We often don’t hear about wildlife rehabilitation. Many of us don’t even know what it is. But if you wanted the dictionary example of selflessness, a wildlife rehabilitator would fit the bill. Wildlife rehabilitators include Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. Salthaven is a Canadian non-profit that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, while educating local communities of the threats humans can pose towards animals. Brian Salt, the founder of Salthaven, operates a network of more than a hundred volunteers who work meticulously to nurture thousands of injured,…
  • Veld: the festival of the summer

    Dennis Fan
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    In the muddied fields of Downsview Park, the sights and sounds were not typical of a surburban Toronto park. Instead of an idyllic, calm city space to enjoy a serene afternoon with friends and family, the park grounds were filled to capacity with two stages and 38,000 partygoers. The VELD Music Festival, which has taken place in Toronto for the last three years, is a two day long EDM festival, featuring big names like Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, 3LAU, Iggy Azalea, and more. The two-day long celebration attracts people not only from the GTA, but from Quebec and the states, brings…
  • Digital Dreaming

    Keean Sarani
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Flower crowns. Flower crowns everywhere. Oh, and neon. Lots of neon. For two days each year, the biggest and best electronic dance music artists, or EDM as many call it, congregate in Toronto for a mega festival of lights, ravers and food. The people are what make festivals fun. The wild costumes just hype up the crowd and give good vibes for all to enjoy their weekend. The typical outfit for any festival going female is obviously your faded and ripped jorts with that ever so unique flower crown. The dudes just stuck with the good ol’ tanktop and looked like every other person their.
  • We’re going to Digital Dreams, and you can come too

    David Fang
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:14 pm
    For two days, one of the biggest EDM festivals will be touching down in Toronto. 69 international and local artists will be lighting up the various stages down at the Toronto waterfront on June 28th and 29th. With just a cursory glance at the roster, one already knows that the third year of Digital dreams will be absolutely wild. Familiar international superstars like Tiesto, and The Chainsmokers will be playing alongside such fast-growing local sensations like Dzeko and Torres. You’ll be sure to find an artist you love, and fall in love with ones you haven’t heard of yet. Of…
  • Reset the Net on June 5

    Dennis Fan
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:33 pm
    We at Neuron Magic believe in a free and open Internet free from mass surveillance. On June 5th, some of the largest websites in the world are participating in Reset the Net, to inform visitors of the things they can do to protect their privacy in the age of indiscriminate collection. We’re standing with websites big and small, on June 5th, to show that we can make a difference to loosen the grip surveillance agencies like the NSA and CSEC have on our Internet. Furthermore, we are glad to announce that within the next few months, we will be rolling out HTTPS encryption for all Nerve…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • “Millions of people have seen their savings evaporate…”-By Ziad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This nation was founded on the principle of wealth creation. As a young Henry Clay said in the House of Representatives in 1812, “It [wealth creation] is a passion as unconquerable as any with which nature has endowed us. You may attempt to regulate—you cannot destroy it.” That is supposed to be the federal government’s primary objective. It is supposed to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth—not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose…
  • “The Criminal behavior of bankers…”-ZIad K Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Blackhawk Partners, Inc., is a reliable trader and supplier of a wide range of commodities to industrial and financial consumers globally. The Firm’s role is to be a trustworthy and competitive partner to businesses in the segments of the market which it serves and to support those businesses as they expand and develop. The Firm’s customers around the world rely upon Blackhawk as a source of Metals and Minerals and Crude Oil and Oil Derivative Products. By Ziad K Abdelnour The post “The Criminal behavior of bankers…”-ZIad K Abdelnour appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Ziad Abdelnour- Global Economy will get Worse before it gets Better

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    By Ziad K Abdelnour The post Ziad Abdelnour- Global Economy will get Worse before it gets Better appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • “Capital goes where it’s welcomed….”Economic warfare book: Ziad Abdelnour

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    The money, property, and other valuables which absolutely represent the wealth of an individual or business is called Capital. New insights for investors and business people looking to create wealth in the turbulent post-crisis world In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they are actually waging a war on the most productive members of society. For investors, business…
  • Game Of Finance

    Ziad K Abdelnour
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Have we learned anything from the Financial Crisis? I would say nothing at all…. In fact, instead of changing their behavior to prevent another crisis regarding finance, the Powers-that-be seem to be doubling down on the strategies that Caused the Financial Crisis in the First Place Liberals blame deregulation and reckless Wall Street greed for the economic crisis. Conservatives blame bad government policy. What are they doing? Well here again…. they are: 1. Pushing banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit (sound familiar?) 2. Deregulating and even promoting insane levels of…
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    BBC News - Home

  • Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.
  • Thailand coup general named as PM

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is named the new prime minister of the south-east Asian nation.
  • US military 'tried to free Foley'

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.
  • Chinese cult murder trial opens

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
  • UKIP outlines strategy on taxation

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    UKIP has set out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.
 
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    Front Page Buzz

  • Adrianne Curry In A Bikini In Vegas

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    20 Aug 2014 | 6:22 pm
    ... The post Adrianne Curry In A Bikini In Vegas appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge NCAA bans hashtags
  • George W. Bush Did The Ice Bucket Challenge

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    20 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    ... The post George W. Bush Did The Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Taylor Swift And Jaime King Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Justin Bieber Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Without Any Ice
  • Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Is A Stripper Now

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    20 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    ... The post Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Is A Stripper Now appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Kisses a Porn Star While Smoking Hookah Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Bikini Pictures Here’s The First Clip From Farrah Abraham’s ‘Sex Tape’
  • This Guy Riding A Motorcycle Had The Best Crash Landing Ever

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    20 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
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  • Chip Kelly Took A Running Dive Into A Swimming Pool

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    20 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    ... The post Chip Kelly Took A Running Dive Into A Swimming Pool appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Ben Affleck Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Then Dunked Jennifer Garner In The Pool Have You Ever Wanted To Turn Your Apartment Into A Swimming Pool? These People Did It DeSean Jackson Cussed Out Chip Kelly
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    1Push Naija

  • Cards Against Humanity creator hits Kickstarter with Slap .45

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
    By Michelle Starr Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin has joined forces with Gnarwhal Studios for wild west-themed card game Slap .45. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Cards Against Humanity creator hits Kickstarter with Slap .45 appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • SparkyLinux GameOver Is a Winning Work-Play Combo

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
    By Jack M. Germain The SparkyLinux GameOver 3.4 Edition may be one of the best Linux distros catering to game players you will find. It is a full-service specialty Linux OS with a focus on gaming. Linux distro developers usually do one of two things about games. One, they provide none or only a few […] The post SparkyLinux GameOver Is a Winning Work-Play Combo appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • South Sudan President Fires John Garang's Widow

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    By webdesk@voanews.com (Waakhe Simon Wudu) South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Tuesday dismissed his advisor on gender and human rights issues, Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, the widow of one of the founding fathers of the country, the late John Garang. A decree issued by Kiir, which was read out on South Sudan Radio, announced that […] The post South Sudan President Fires John Garang's Widow appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • UPS Store hacked, possibly compromising user data

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    By Dara Kerr ​The shipping store discovered malware in the computer systems of 51 US stores in 24 states. Customer credit and debit card information may have been leaked. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post UPS Store hacked, possibly compromising user data appeared first on 1Push Naija.
  • Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    By Michelle Starr Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there. …Read More Source:: SCIENCE& TECHNOLOGY The post Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS appeared first on 1Push Naija.
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    Islami World

  • Top 6 iPhone Islamic Apps – Best iPhone Apps Muslim Must Have

    Owais ghori
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Apple’s portable devices (ipod Touch, ipad and iPhone ) allow users to download eBook readers, music, games, video and other useful application. Now you can use your iPhone , ipad and ipod touch to enrich your life as a Muslim. These applications are more useful for calculating prayer times, reading Qur’an, and even finding the halal food. Famous application of Islam are given below;   Also See: Best five (5) Islamic Applications of Android   IQuran and iQuran Pro This application features the complete Qur’an along with recitation and verse-by-verse translation. The…
  • Saudi Grand Mufti condemn ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Other Groups

    Owais ghori
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheik, said that the militant groups Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Qaeda and Greater Syria (ISIS) were “enemy of Islam” and not any way part of the faith.     Although the other senior Saudi Preacher have denounced Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other groups before the timing of Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz statement is significant given the gains by militants in Iraq.   Militant ideas and terrorism which destroying human civilization, spread decay on Earth, are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number one of Islam and Muslims are…
  • Iraqi Forces Launch Operation To Retake Tikrit From Islamic State Fighters

    Ghayoor Abbas
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Forces of Iraqi government launch operation to retake Tikrit, the hometown of toppled President Saddam Hussain from the Islamic state fighters known as ISIS, after Mosul dam is recaptured.   The troops were advancing from the Southwest and south and heavy clashes with the armed group were taking place 10km from the city, located about 200km of Baghdad and capital of Salahidin province, Al Jazeera sources reported.   Tikrit fell to the Islamic state group known as ISIL on June and since was controlled mostly by Sunny heartland in June when the Islamic state group took control of that…
  • Islamic Council of Victoria boycotts Meeting With Prime Minister

    mahvish
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is boycotting a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Melbourne after he urged the Muslim community to join team Australia.   Mr. Tony Abbott satisfy the meeting with Melbourne’s Muslims community to discuss proposed counter terrorism laws after a similar meeting in Sydney on Monday.   But Mr. Abbott told Macquarie Radio in Sydney that he would urge community leaders to speak out against radical Islam. And also said that everyone has got to be on Team Australia. “Everybody in this world has received to put this country its…
  • Ferguson: Michael Brown Was Shot at least Six Times by Police

    Farhat Naz
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Michael Brown 18- years – old in Ferguson was shot at least six times by police, private postmortem indicates.   A Pathologist said that the result of a private postmortem on the remains of the eighteen year old from Ferguson and also confirm Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including one lethal shot to the head.   Michael Crump, lawyer for Michael Brown’s family said that it verifies that the witness accounts were true, that Michael Brown was shot multiple times. Former New York City chief medical examiner, Dr. Michael M.Baden who performed the postmortem requested by…
 
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    Spektra Media

  • Executive Review: Steins;Gate is a Riveting Tale of Time-Leaping Proportions

    Michael Peng
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    “NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. THAT’S WHY ITS POTENTIAL IS INFINITE.” –Okabe Rintarou Ah, Steins;Gate. There are few anime as dear to me as this one, anime that have captured my heart so completely, whose characters have made me shamelessly weep none-too-masculine tears, whose themes have had me ponder the meaning of my otaku […]
  • Week Four: ‘Zankyou no Terror’ Finally Clinches Top Spot, Making Chart History

    Andrew Peng
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    After a persistent rise spanning four weeks, Zankyou no Terror made history as it became the first ever original anime series to top the charts in week four voting for the top ten anime of Summer 2014, according to data supplied by Anime Trending. The anime’s surge to first place pushes the previous leader, Sword Art Online II, back […]
  • The Third Promo for ‘Hanamonogatari’ Has Arrived

    Kevin Xiang
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The official website for Monogatari Series Second Season has released a third promotional video for Hanamonogatari (Flower Story), the latest installment in the Monogatari franchise.   The music featured in the video is the anime’s main ending theme song, “Hanaato -shirushi-” (What the Flowers Leave Behind -Proof-) by Marina Kawano. According to Anime News Network, this is the English translation […]
  • Live Updates: U.S. Fighter Jets Strike Militant Sites Near Iraq’s Kurdish Capital

    Andrew Peng
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Update 13: U.S. Launches Second Round of Strikes 8 August 2014 at 5:16 PM ET: (Updated to include the White House statement with President Obama’s conversation with Jordanian King Abdullah) U.S. officials have confirmed that second round of American airstrikes on ISIS targets have been launched around Irbil, according to CBS and the Associated Press. Here is some reporting […]
  • ‘We Need to Act’: Obama Authorizes Airstrikes Against ISIS Militants in Iraq

    Andrew Peng
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    (Editor’s Note: Updated at 9:56 PM ET to include President Obama’s statement.) BREAKING UPDATE: U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the launch of humanitarian airdrops in northern Iraq amid an emerging humanitarian crisis, with besieged religious minorities chased up a mountain by rampaging fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The President was also […]
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    AirVibez.com

  • PHOTO: High Tech Bomb Disposal Robot Given To Nigerian Police By US Ambassador

    Diamond Jay
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The US Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle visited the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Wednesday 20th August 2014. Entwistle congratulated the IG on his new appointment and thanked the Nigeria Police Force for its high level of co-operation and partnership with the US Embassy in Nigeria. The Ambassador went on to present the High Tech Bomb disposal robot and other equipment to the Nigeria Police Force to help counter terrorism in the nation. He reassured the IG that the US will continue to render relevant supports to the force in the…
  • Liberia’s Ebola Curfew Turns Violent As Asia Fears New Cases

    Diamond Jay
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Monrovia (AFP) – Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the deadly disease, while new suspected cases in Asia sparked fears of it spreading from Africa. Four residents were injured in Monrovia’s West Point slum when soldiers opened fire on crowds and used tear gas as they tried to evacuate a state official and her family from the quarantined quarter. The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world are scrambling to stem the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 1,200…
  • Drug Found Effective Against Virus Similar To Ebola

    Diamond Jay
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    A study out today shows that an experimental treatment for Marburg virus – a close cousin to Ebola – can be given after symptoms of the terrible disease have started to appear. The finding suggests that similar treatments may work for Ebola patients, most of whom know they’ve been infected only after they develop severe symptoms. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 1,350 people – more than half of those infected. Treatment options are extremely limited, though patients who get better supportive care faster generally have a higher rate of survival. One…
  • PHOTOS: ASAP Rocky And Girlfriend Chanel Iman Dirty Dance For Vogue’s Sept Issue

    Diamond Jay
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    ASAP Rocky and his supermodel girlfriend Chanel Iman gets their own share of the Vogue Magazine editorial. Fashion fan Fucci posted scans of their Vogue September 2014 shoot, spotted on Complex Style Channel. Check out pictures of the two in their dancing shoots in the gallery below.. The post PHOTOS: ASAP Rocky And Girlfriend Chanel Iman Dirty Dance For Vogue’s Sept Issue appeared first on AirVibez.com.
  • MUSIC VIDEO: Camron – Let The Show Begin (Feat. Estelle And Couzin Bang)

    Diamond Jay
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Sampling JJ. Jackson’s “Let The Show Begin” featuring the hilarious Couzin Bang and beautiful Estelle. Complex dropped Cam’ron’s new video and track, which borrows the same name. Killa finds his sweet spot on this record, and really builds some more anticipation for First of the Month 3. Watch the video directed by Cam and K. Spence below… The post MUSIC VIDEO: Camron – Let The Show Begin (Feat. Estelle And Couzin Bang) appeared first on AirVibez.com.
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    CANONCLAST

  • ISIS cowards behead journalist in name of caliphate

    Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    This article originally appeared in Fox News. The Obama administration was working early Wednesday to confirm whether a video released by Islamic militants purportedly showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley was authentic. However, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press Tuesday that they believed the video showed Foley’s death. A statement by Foley’s mother, Diane, posted on the “Find James Foley” Facebook page requested privacy “as we mourn and cherish Jim.” “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to…
  • FERGUSON: Protestors launch rocks at liberal MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin [VIDEO]

    Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Craig Melvin had to dodge rocks thrown at them by protesters during their live coverage of the events in Ferguson, MO. The protesters seemed to have no regard for the “friendly” liberal station as they voiced their dissatisfaction with media coverage of the protest, with one declaring it a “Civil Rights Movement.” Breitbart is reporting that both Hayes and Melvin left the scene uninjured.
  • RickPac sets the record straight on Gov. Rick Perry [VIDEO]

    Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Gov. Rick Perry made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury: “As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I’ve worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public’s confidence by acting…
  • MEDIA REMAINS SILENT: African American teen caught on tape attacking Philly park ranger [DISTURBING VIDEO]

    Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Philadelphia authorities are investigating a disturbing video of a skateboarder beating a park ranger on Friday, according to NBC10. The assault took place late Friday afternoon in LOVE Park, the Center City plaza by Robert Indiana’s iconic Love sculpture, the station reported. The ranger reportedly approached a group of young men and told them they couldn’t skateboard in the park. “Basically he was just doing his job,” Mariano Verrico, who filmed the altercation, told NBC10. “His voice wasn’t raised. He wasn’t cursing.” One of the skateboarders refused to leave…
  • You will never find hotter Christina Aguilera than this [PHOTOS]

    Christopher Peterson
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Singer-songwriter Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York. Aguilera began her career as a cast member on The All New Mickey Mouse Club. She rapidly rose to stardom following the release of her hit single, “Genie In A Bottle,” which earned her a Grammy Award for best new artist. Her other hit singles include “What A Girl Wants,” “Come on Over Baby,” “Lady Marmalade” and the sexually charged “Dirrty.” In recent years, Aguilera has served as a coach and mentor on the singing-competition show The…
 
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    WorldOfTop

  • Top 10 Free Apps to Watch TV and Movies on Your iPhone/iPad

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

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Shahrukh Khan is one of the most richest Indian actors internationally. Born in 1965, 2nd November, his mother Mrs Lateef Fatima can be understood to have first inspired the great talent of Mr. Khan as she always believed that he was destined to be a great actor. This she speculated from the physical similarities of Mr. Khan and the famous Bollywood actor of the time – Dilip Kumar. Shahruhk Khan has been noted to resemble the acting skills of Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan and has always signified a strong trademark in his acting roles. Biography Born and raised in Delhi, Mr. Khan has…
  • Download Candy Crush Saga Download for PC (Windows 8/7/xp)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If you are a gaming freak, there is some good news for you as you can now download Candy Crush Saga for PC. Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular games under the sun and it is based on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. This game actually involves a puzzle that you are supposed to solve in order to continue to the next level in the game. Candy Crush Saga gained immense popularity when it was initially introduced for mobile phone users. It was downloaded and played by thousands of people within the first week of its release. Not only does this game have a great game play, but it…
  • Whatsapp for PC Download (Windows 7/8/XP)

    adminBoth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you are wondering how to download whatsapp for pc here is a quick guide for you. We shall discuss every step in detail. Moreover, we are going to answer a good number of questions you might be having on this subject. Keep reading. Why do you need to install whatsapp in your PC? Before we even talk about downloading whatsapp for PC, let us first of all understand the benefits of getting this application into your computer. First, you might be aware that whatsapp is the most used mobile instant messenger software for mobile devices in the world. Most of the iOS, Windows and Android phone…
  • Top 5 Most Seductive Perfumes for Women in 2014 Reviews

    adminBoth
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    With several brands out there and many perfumes in the business, it is tricky to pick which one is the best scent for you. I have utilized aromas for more than 10 years and You might want to impart to you the world’s best ladies’ scents, exceptionally evaluated by Top style magazines as well as commentators, and I have picked 5 of my unequaled top choices which in any case I use work now. 5. Dolce & Gabbana Perfume Light Blue scent is ideal for the lady who is cool and sure. This scent, on account of its smooth synthesis of crisp and botanical notes, can undoubtedly move from…
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  • How Japan is courting Muslim tourists

    Damia Abdullah
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:03 pm
    When Mohamed Farhan visited Fukuoka, a prefecture located south-west of Japan, in 2006, the Singaporean was confined to a menu of salad and instant noodles for five days. So it came as a huge relief for the 27-year-old in a recent Tokyo trip, when he was able to savor Japanese-style Halal food. He had udon, [...] The post How Japan is courting Muslim tourists appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Global halal food, beverage market thrives

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    JEDDAH – Halal food and beverage market is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and has grown to a $1.1 trillion industry in 2013, the latest research note by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry based on a recent study by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with Dinar Standard said. The report underpins the upcoming 10th World Islamic [...] The post Global halal food, beverage market thrives appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Muslim Women’s Clothing Influencing The Fashion World

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Globalization exercises substantial impact in all industrial sectors, including the fashion world. Meanwhile, technological advances and an increasing number of international companies push to eliminate borders. In the past, the fashion industry was controlled by certain powers. However, today, virtual places and persons are more influential than physical venues. The fashion industry is no longer [...] The post Muslim Women’s Clothing Influencing The Fashion World appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • Integrated ASEAN market eyed for P20-M halal slaughterhouse

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    DAVAO CITY — A halal slaughterhouse worth P20 million is now under construction in Cotabato City to meet increasing demand in the local market and in anticipation of export potential with the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next year. “While the primary aim of the halal slaughterhouse facility is to [...] The post Integrated ASEAN market eyed for P20-M halal slaughterhouse appeared first on Amilin Post.
  • The King of Malaysia to present The Royal Award for Islamic Finance

    Damia Abdullah
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The Royal Award for Islamic Finance (The Royal Award) Dinner and Award Presentation will be held in Malaysia on 2 September 2014 in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2014 (GIFF 2014). The Royal Award, held once every two years, is spearheaded by Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia under the Malaysia International [...] The post The King of Malaysia to present The Royal Award for Islamic Finance appeared first on Amilin Post.
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    your assignment editor [YAE]

  • Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College Condemns “Offensive Language”

    WebSolutions
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College President Condemns “Offensive Language”   “…University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sent a university-wide email earlier today condemning the use of “offensive racial language” in a Snapchat sent by a member of Chi Omega sorority…’ [CRIMSON] [UPDATE] BUT WAS THE OUTRAGEOUS ‘N-WORD’ IMAGE A PHOTO SHOPPED FRAME JOB !! FIND OUT MORE HERE … Continue reading » The post Racist Snapchats SCANDAL ! College Condemns “Offensive Language” appeared…
  • Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police

    WebSolutions
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police “…dispute appeared to start after words were exchanged on Facebook, police said. Both women suffered minor scrapes and bruises and both women were cited for disorderly conduct for fighting in public…’ [PENNLIVE] FIND OUT MORE HERE [UPDATE] READ POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE HERE **if … Continue reading » The post Facebook Fight Club ! Wall Rage Sparks Women’s Physical Fight: Police appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts:…
  • Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose

    WebSolutions
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose ‘…she’s definitely been exploited and taken advantage of and murdered and put into the river in this condition…I’m sure she didn’t realize the danger she was putting herself. We are asking for people to help us and come forward…’ [TORONTOSUN] FIND OUT MORE HERE … Continue reading » The post Girl Found In Bag Dumped In River: Killer On The Loose appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College Professor Tackled…
  • Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers

    WebSolutions
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers “…the wheelchair scam was designed to exploit blind spots in Medicare, which often pays insurance claims without checking them first. Criminals disguised themselves as medical-supply companies. They ginned up bogus bills, saying they’d provided expensive wheelchairs to Medicare patients — who, in reality, didn’t need wheelchairs at … Continue reading » The post Wheelchair Scams: SHOCKING Rip-Off Turns Taxpayers Into Suckers appeared first on your assignment editor…
  • Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage

    WebSolutions
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    HTTP://YOURASSIGNMENTEDITOR.COM Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage “…When the taxi driver and a manager opened the trunk, they saw blood on the luggage and drove the car to a police station, where the victim’s body was found inside a hard-sided gray suitcase…’  [CHITRIB] FIND OUT MORE HERE [UPDATE] NEW INFORMATION HERE [UPDATE] ADDITIONAL … Continue reading » The post Suitcase Body SHOCKER ! Woman Found Stuffed In Luggage appeared first on your assignment editor [YAE]. Related posts: Jaywalking Female College Professor Tackled…
 
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  • Lagos gets ₦200million to contain Ebola, 2 new cases reported

    Coteam
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Nigeria government releases ₦200 million to Lagos State government to enable the state contain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Yaba Mainland Hospital in Lagos state discharged five Ebola patients from treatment few days ago, and recorded additional two new suspected cases on Tuesday. The state has also recorded five Ebola death cases […]
  • Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Headquarters on fire

    Coteam
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Headquarters in the Wuse Zone 7 District, Abuja, was aflame. The fire began on the third floor of the building, but the source of the fire is still unknown. There have been no casualty, but the offices of the President, Secretary General and the accounts department was reportedly affected, before firefighters […]
  • Another Ebola patient has been confirmed dead in Nigeria

    Princeton
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Another Ebola infected patient in Lagos, Nigeria, has been confirmed dead. The patient is a Nigerian consultant physician, Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian man that imported the deadly virus into Nigeria. Adadevoh was the leading physician at First Consultants Medical Centre were Sawyer was treated. Adadevoh died Tuesday evening, after she […]
  • Ice Prince to perform on stage at Liverpool Music Festival in the UK

    Princeton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
      The annual Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) will be featuring Nigerian Ice Price on its stage, and he’s the only Nigerian artistes invited to perform at the music festival. Ice Prince (ft LDNC) is expected to perform at 13.00—3.30 on Sunday, August 24, at the “Central Stage” alongside Shaggy, DJ Robbo Ranx, Kid Creole, […]
  • Comedian Kevin Hart engaged longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish

    Princeton
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Comedian Kevin Hart has engaged his longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish. He made the announcement on Monday, posting an image on Instagram and captioned it: ‘She said YEEEEESSSSS…… #Happy #MyRib #iF**kingLoveHer,’ Kevin proposed to Eniko on her 30th birthday, and had previously went on the social network to make her day: ‘Happy Birthday to the most […]
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    Crisis Press

  • Sanctions: Works 100% of the time, 1% of the time.

    Mike Dewar
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Russia has banned the import of Western food products in response to sanctions. Produce!/Ryan Wiedmaier/CC BY NC 2.0/Flickr The recent sanctions by the Treasury Dept. will not result in any meaningful resolution of the... The post Sanctions: Works 100% of the time, 1% of the time. appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Japan’s Military: Proactive Peace

    Aliyah Bixby-Driesen
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    On August 5th, Japan’s cabinet approved a Ministry of Defense white paper detailing the security situation around Japan and their intentions for the Self Defense Force in the upcoming year. For any other state... The post Japan’s Military: Proactive Peace appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • The Ballad of Ferguson: Analyzing the Police State

    Jack O'Brien
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
      I remember the first time I genuinely feared a police officer. As a white male in this country it doesn’t happen often but when it does, you remember it with a chilling sense... The post The Ballad of Ferguson: Analyzing the Police State appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Erdogan’s Complicated Relationship With Democracy

    Ezer Smith
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    A month ago at the confirmation hearing for John Bass, the new nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, the only blip on the political radar was an uncomfortable 3 minutes of questioning by John... The post Erdogan’s Complicated Relationship With Democracy appeared first on Crisis Press.
  • Why the US and Russia are in a New Cold War

    Michael Vasiliou
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    There was a time in which it looked like the United States and Russia under Vladimir Putin could be, at the very least, not openly hostile towards each other. Since the end of the... The post Why the US and Russia are in a New Cold War appeared first on Crisis Press.
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  • Imran refuses to negotiate with govt; Qadri open to talks

    <span class=entry-date><a href=http://freepressjournal.in/tag/sajjad-hussain/><b>Sajjad Hussain</b></a></span>
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Khan says he will abide by the Supreme Court’s verdict on the issue of alleged rigging in last year’s general elections Islamabad : As the siege of Parliament continued, Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan shut the doors for negotiation with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns while cleric Tahirul Qadri was open to dialogue after the army sought peaceful resolution to the week-long crisis.   Khan, however, said he would abide by the Supreme Court’s verdict on the issue of alleged rigging in last year’s general elections. Both Khan and…
  • Gaza war resumes after 10-day lull

    <span class=entry-date><a href=><b>Harinder Mishra    </b></a></span>
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Israeli strike kills wife and son of Hamas leader  Gaza/Jerusalem : Twenty Palestinians, including the wife and child of the Hamas military chief, were killed on Wednesday as Israel resumed air strikes on Gaza after a 10-day lull following the collapse of ceasefire talks in Cairo, taking the death toll in the conflict past 2,100. Israel said about 50 rockets had been fired from Gaza on Tuesday and another 20 on Wednesday, although no injuries have been reported. Among the dead were three women, one of them heavily pregnant, and seven children. They include the woman’s unborn baby,…
  • 36 dead in Hiroshima landslides

    FPJ Bureau
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Tokyo : Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing, reports AP. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble. Others gingerly climbed into windows as they searched for survivors in crushed homes. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city after heavy rains left slopes unstable. Hiroshima prefectural police said 36 people were…
  • Several arrested after fresh riots in US town

    FPJ Bureau
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Reporters covering the racial disturbances in Ferguson confirmed on social networks the arrest of many of their colleagues Washington : Forty-seven people were arrested overnight in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri after protestors hurled bottles at police in fresh outbreak of violence over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police 11 days ago, reports IANS. Until a little before midnight, protests in Ferguson were peaceful, unlike the previous days when clashes began as soon as night fell. Clashes broke out after rioters threw glass bottles at the officers, leading to…
  • Iran MPs dismiss science minister

    FPJ Bureau
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Tehran : Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament voted to sack the science minister for wanting to recruit people accused of involvement in the 2009 protest movement, reports AFP. Reza Faraji Dana was sacked after a censure motion went against him.  The motion was backed by 145 of the 270 lawmakers present, out of a total of 290, while 110 supported  Faraji Dana. The other 15 abstained. Reformers and moderates had tried to defend Faraji Dana’s record in office, accusing ultra- conservatives of wanting to weaken the government.
 
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