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  • Kendall Jenner snaps smoking hot selfie in her underwear

    CANONCLAST
    Canonclast Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Not one to hide from the camera, Kendall Jenner snapped a photo in her underwear and it has the internet buzzing. The 19 year old, regarded by many as the hottest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, is an aspiring model and television personality. She covered her chest in order to avoid suspension since she posted the photo on Instagram. According to Jenner, the photo was taken right after she crawled out of bed and brushed her teeth this morning. If only we could all wake up looking like this.
  • Florida girl, 5, killed when sturgeon leaps into boat

    CBC | Top Stories News
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A five-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River in Florida and struck her.
  • Kids ask man to buy them cigarettes, he pranks them appropriately [video]

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    Josh Urich
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Smoking is bad, that's pretty well established. But that doesn't stop kids from trying to get their hands on some smokes. Watch what happens when these kids ask the wrong guy. The post Kids ask man to buy them cigarettes, he pranks them appropriately [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Afghan men throw acid into schoolgirls' faces

    CNN.com - World
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.
  • Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries

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    JULIE BOSMAN
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Many people hold up the case of Zachery Anderson, who at 19 had sex with a minor who lied about her age, as a reason to rethink who’s registered.
 
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    CNN.com - World

  • Afghan men throw acid into schoolgirls' faces

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.
  • Tunisian President declares emergency

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi Saturday declared a 30-day state of emergency, saying another attack such as last week's terrorist massacre at a beach hotel would "cause the state to collapse."
  • Brazil brushes off WikiLeaks release on U.S. spying

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    WikiLeaks released a list of 29 Brazilian phone numbers of government and finance officials it says were "selected for intensive interception" by the U.S. National Security Agency. The group said the release shows that spying by the U.S. in the South American nation went further than eavesdropping on its President.
  • Boko Haram kills 'scores' as it descends on capital

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The Nigerian military on Saturday said "scores" were killed when six Boko Haram suicide bombers staged coordinated attacks the day before in a village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
  • France wine country gets world heritage status

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    France's world renowned wine country was toasted twice Saturday with world heritage status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
 
 
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  • Photos of the Week: 6/27-7/3 (35 photos)

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    A European heat wave, lightning over California, a building made of 8,500 beer bottles, cosplay in Paris, shrimp fishing on horseback in Belgium, the first-ever White House Campout, mine detection rats in Cambodia, a train wreck in Pakistan, an airshow over St. Petersburg, Russia, and much more. Teenagers from a boxing school take part in a training session in the Caspian Sea near Soviet oil rigs in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on June 27, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty)
  • All-Request Photos: Sharks, Intoxication, Guacamole, Soccer, Scalia... (35 photos)

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Continuing an ongoing experiment, I solicited reader requests for news photos, asking people on Twitter, Facebook and email, "Would you like to see a good photo of a particular subject? A high-res version of a photo you've already seen somewhere else? A photo from a particular photographer or event? If I have access and can find it, I'll try to post it." The subject matter this time was just as varied as before, and the task of finding the images and composing the entry was great fun. Requests this time ranged from a grumpy Judge Scalia to the Soviet army leaving Lithuania…
  • Child Labor in America 100 Years Ago (28 photos)

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    At the start of the 20th century, labor in America was in short supply, and laws concerning the employment of children were rarely enforced or nonexistent. While Americans at the time supported the role of children working on family farms, there was little awareness of the other forms of labor being undertaken by young hands. In 1908, photographer Lewis Hine was employed by the newly-founded National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) to document child laborers and their workplaces nationwide. His well-made portraits of young miners, mill workers, cotton pickers, cigar rollers, newsboys, pin boys,…
  • Tinder Dry: An Early Start to Wildfire Season in the West (25 photos)

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    Wildfires have already burned more than 1.6 million acres in Alaska this season, and blazes in Washington, Oregon, and bone-dry California have scorched thousands more, taking a number of houses and other structures with them. The fires are widespread, but have largely been contained so far. A very dry winter, low levels of snowpack, and a years-long drought in the West all point to a very active fire season in 2015, and there are months of hotter and drier weather yet to go. The images below are from just the past several weeks, and include photos from Wenatchee, Washington, where about 25…
  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Risk (15 photos)

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    The health of the largest ecosystem on Earth is in danger. On Wednesday, UNESCO World Heritage delegates will announce whether they will place the Great Barrier Reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites—a move the Australian government wishes to avoid. The 1,200-mile-long reef brings in billions of tourism dollars every year. Continued concerns about coastal development, particularly coal mining in Queensland, have renewed efforts to protect the reef. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are being threatened. According…
 
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    Holy Kaw!

  • The weird & wonderful ways Americans eat hot dogs [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Even though we know, deep down, that hot dogs are the nutritional Devil, we still do our very best to disguise that fact any way we can, piling a meal in and of itself on top the beef/pork/turkey/chicken/mystery meat/tofu tube sitting on the bottom. The post The weird & wonderful ways Americans eat hot dogs [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Man cuts his lawn into the shape of the American flag for the 4th [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    People show their patriotism in different ways. Some wear flag pins on their suits, some get tattoos, and some cut massive flags into their lawns. The post Man cuts his lawn into the shape of the American flag for the 4th [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The last fireworks PSA you’ll ever need to see [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Before you throw back a few shots and head to the backyard to blow off some fireworks, give this PSA a few minutes of your time while you still have both eyes to watch it. The post The last fireworks PSA you’ll ever need to see [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Can anyone own the moon? [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Here's a question for all you budding super villains: can you own the moon? This Vsauce video delves into that question. The answer is surprisingly complicated. The post Can anyone own the moon? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Kids ask man to buy them cigarettes, he pranks them appropriately [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Smoking is bad, that's pretty well established. But that doesn't stop kids from trying to get their hands on some smokes. Watch what happens when these kids ask the wrong guy. The post Kids ask man to buy them cigarettes, he pranks them appropriately [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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    Radio Times

  • Akhil Reed Amar on “The Law of the Land”

    Emily Bryant
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guest: Akhil Reed Amar [From the Radio Times archive] How did Abraham Lincoln’s midwestern roots influence his views on slavery and secession? Does it matter that all of today’s Supreme Court justices were educated in the northeast? Legal scholar AKHIL REED AMAR says regionalism is central to our nation’s history. In his new book The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, Amar looks at how geography and federalism have shaped our U.S. laws and justice from the Civil War to today. Marty spoke with him earlier this year. Image: Mr.TinDC
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie on her life & music

    Emily Bryant
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guest: Buffy Sainte-Marie [From the Radio Times archive] North American-Indian singer-songwriter and political activist BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE joins Marty to discuss her life, her career, and her new album, Power in the Blood. She spoke with Sainte-Marie earlier this year. Photo via buffysainte-marie.com
  • Ballot Talks: SCOTUS redistricting ruling and Christie announces

    jehrens
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Michael Li, Matt Katz, Tom Moran In this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: we’ll begin by taking a look at a recent decision from the Supreme Court regarding state’s redistricting laws, and what it means for Pennsylvania, and the country. We’re joined by MICHAEL LI, who serves as counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program. Then, we discuss the viability of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a presidential contender when we’re joined by WNYC’s MATT KATZ, who writes “The Christie Tracker” blog, and by TOM MORAN, editorial page editor for The…
  • Creative Place-making and Urban Design in Wilmington, Philly, and Beyond; Update on Pennsylvania Budget Negotiations

    Emily Bryant
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Guests: Carrie Gray, Laura Semmelroth, David Fierabend, John Micek How do you change a city? Today on Radio Times, we explore urban revitalization through design and creative place-making. We’ll be joined by CARRIE GRAY and LAURA SEMMELROTH of the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation. They’ll discuss plans for a Creative District in Wilmington, Delaware that will transform a neighborhood through the growth and support of the creative community. We’ll also be joined by DAVID FIERABEND of the Groundswell Design Group, who has worked on several design and architecture projects –…
  • Minorities, Climate Change, and the Environmental Movement

    Emily Bryant
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Guests: Aaron Mair, Jacqui Patterson, and Adrianna Quintero When you think of an environmentalist, what comes to mind? The image of a young, white person? Since the emergence of the environmental movement in the 1970s, green groups have been led almost exclusively by white men and women despite active participation by minority members and efforts to remedy this problem. In this hour of Radio Times, we take a look at racial and ethnic diversity in the environmental movement and the disproportionate impact that climate change has on minorities with AARON MAIR, the new president of the Sierra…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Reduced sentences for murderers reveal the rotten heart of Afghan justice

    Liza Schuster, currently on secondment to the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, Afghanistan at City University London
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Something's got to give. EPA/Hedayatullah AmidIn the week that president Ashraf Ghani appointed Anisa Rasouli to be the first woman sit on Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, the same court met in secret to commute the death sentences handed down to four of Farkhunda Malikzada’s killers to 20 and 10 years in prison, and to acquit the men who incited the riot that led to her brutal murder. Both events have provoked protests. The Ulema Council, a religious body charged with overseeing the compatibility of Afghan laws with Sharia, objected to Ghani’s nomination on the grounds that women could…
  • From avatars to apps: why we still love to go down the rabbit hole with Alice

    Lyle Skains, Lecturer in Writing at Bangor University
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Playtime in Wonderland. Pratyeka/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAFew in the English-speaking world (and even the non-English-speaking world) are unfamiliar with Alice and her encounters with nonsense and play in Wonderland, whether through the original texts, or their many adaptations. Alice has walked across pages, stages, and screens; she is playable and played. This timeless text speaks to all - adult, child, reader and player. The adaptability of Lewis Carroll’s language, the openness of its storyworld and the malleable nature of Alice’s character all beckon us to return to Wonderland in…
  • Government to beef up ACCC to assist farmers

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers. AAP/Mick TsikasFarmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government’s long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday. The package contains A$728 million in new spending on a range of initiatives over the budget forward estimates, as well as $500 million for dams, some of which was announced in the northern Australia white paper. The…
  • As we remember 7/7, it's time we learned to trust the crowd

    Chris Cocking, Researcher in Crowd Behaviour at University of Brighton
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Commuters walk the streets after the attacks. Gareth Fuller/PA On the morning of 7 July 2005, we were on the platform at Waterloo East tube station. We were our way to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to present our research on crowd behaviour in emergencies. But, before we got there, we were evacuated from the tube, alongside thousands of other commuters during rush-hour, without being told why. We took the rest of our journey that day on foot, among the crowds of people doing the same. It was slightly surreal to see so many people walking across London on their way to work…
  • Robots can't kill you – claiming they can is dangerous

    Ron Chrisley, Director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at University of Sussex
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    I didn't do it! Jiuguang Wang/flickr, CC BY-SARobots' involvement in human deaths is nothing new. The recent death of a man who was grabbed by a robot and crushed against a metal plate at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany, attracted extensive media attention. But it is strikingly similar to one of the first recorded case of a death involving an industrial robot 34 years ago. These incidents have happened before and will happen again. Even if safety standards continue to rise and the chance of an accident happening in any given human/robotic interaction goes down, such events will…
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    Big Picture

  • Globe photos of the month, June 2015

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an attempt to break a record for the “most arm-linked people standing up simultaneously,” the beginning of summer, the Old Colony Unity Day, and Boston Pride Week. -- By Lloyd YoungIsabelle Barbosa of Wellesley carefully walked with flippers into the lake at Cochituate State Park. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
  • Great Barrier Reef at risk

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission was to check the health of the world’s largest living ecosystem, which brings in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened. UNESCO will say on Wednesday whether it will place the reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian…
  • Same-sex marriage legalized in US

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The US Supreme Court made a historic decision today in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. -- By Lloyd YoungSupporters of same-sex marriage Pooja Mandagere, left, and Natalie Thompson kiss outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling on the same-sex marriage case, in Washington, June 26. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
  • European Games 2015

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    The first European Games are nearing their conclusion with this Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from European Olympic nations have been competing in 20 sports, mainly traditional, but also including beach volleyball, martial arts such as karate and Sambo, and 3x3 basketball. -- By Lloyd YoungAthletes clear the water jump during the women's 3000 metres steeplechase during day nine of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Olympic Stadium on June 21 in Azerbaijan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images )
  • International Day of Yoga

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21 and India set a record for the largest yoga demonstration in a single venue. Many other countries participated in the holiday recognized by the United Nations. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, sits on a mat as he performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, June 21. With nearly 36,000 in attendance, the yoga gathering set a record for the world's largest to mark the first International Yoga Day. (Saurabh Das/Associated Press)
 
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    Slate Articles

  • Amicus: The Term in Review

    Dahlia Lithwick
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Listen to Episode 23 of Slate’s Amicus:
  • The $45 Smart Water Bottle

    Phoebe Gavin
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    We already have an absurd selection of gadgets to tell us what our bodies are doing. But do any of them track water intake in real time? Yes! The body-tech craze has (almost) reached your water bottle.
  • The Wine Edition

    Cathy O'Neil
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Listen to Episode No. 60 of Slate Money:
  • When Fireworks Go Wrong

    Lindsay O'Neal
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Every year, Americans spend millions on fireworks, and every year, amateur efforts fail in spectacular ways. In 2009,Lindsey O'Neil dug up some inspired disasters from around the country. Watch the video above.
  • A Brief History of the Bikini

    Julia Turner
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This holiday weekend, Americans will be cavorting on the beach, many of them in swimwear that covers as little as possible. In 2006, Julia Turner traced the history of the bikini to explain its exploding popularity. The article is reprinted below.
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • When Kids Get Sent to Adult Prisons and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr. Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email?   Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend. A terrifying glimpse into life in prison — as a kid (The Huffington Post) WATCH: Exclusively obtained videos of how kids are treated in prison in Michigan: http://t.co/narHas5Fqh— Dana Liebelson (@dliebelson) July 1, 2015 "The officers pressed a spit guard on her face and fastened straps on her arms and legs and chest, a practice known as five-point restraint. Jamie became more and more…
  • As Hollywood Lobbied State Department, It Built Free Home Theaters for U.S. Embassies

    ProPublica
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    by Robert Faturechi This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. Hollywood’s efforts to win political clout have always stretched across the country, from glitzy campaign fundraisers in Beverly Hills to cocktail parties with power brokers in Washington. Last year, the film industry staked out another zone of influence: U.S. embassies. Its lobbying arm paid to renovate screening rooms in at least four overseas outposts, hoping the new theaters would help ambassadors and their foreign guests “keep U.S. cultural interests top of mind,” according to an internal email. That…
  • What Chris Christie Didn’t Say at His Campaign Kickoff

    ProPublica
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    by Cezary Podkul Now that Chris Christie is officially running for president, his record as governor of New Jersey will be getting a lot more scrutiny. As we reported with The Washington Post in April, there’s plenty to look at. Our reporting focused on Republican Christie’s fiscal record, an area where he’s claimed some of his biggest achievements – and committed some of the “Budget Sins” he attacked his predecessors for. Kicking off his campaign today, Christie used familiar rhetoric to champion his record in New Jersey. “We rolled up our sleeves…
  • Justice Alito Defends Lethal Injection Expert Who Did His Research on Drugs.com

    ProPublica
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    by Annie Waldman On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold Oklahoma’s use of midazolam, a controversial sedative that is used as part of its three-drug lethal injection protocol. The case, first brought by four condemned Oklahoma inmates, came after several high-profile botched executions in 2014 involving midazolam. The petitioners argued that the use of midazolam presented a “substantial, constitutionally unacceptable risk of pain and suffering.” As ProPublica has previously detailed, the doctor Oklahoma relied on as its expert witness had never given a patient…
  • Reporting on Risky Bond Deals

    ProPublica
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan ProPublica reporter Cezary Podkul has done enough reporting on risky bond deals that when he came across Jason Grotto and Heather Gillers’ investigation of Chicago’s bond troubles, he had to hear the backstory. One of their series, “Borrowing Trouble,” found that the Chicago Public Schools will owe tens of millions of dollars more in interest because of exotic borrowing contracts that magnified risks to taxpayers. The reporters join Podkul in this week’s podcast to discuss their reporting, which was a winner of this year’s…
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    CNN iReport - Latest

  • 4th Fireworks Light up Manhattan's Skyline

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Macy's 4th of July fireworks lit-up the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge where two barges were stationed and an additional 4 barges up the East River from 34th street to 42nd street. Spectators from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens were able to see the fireworks along the river and others stationed their boats at the tip of Manhattan to enjoy the show. This years show included more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and effect during a 25 minute synchronized display.
  • An amazing story of Pakistan’s Army General

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    CNN-Umair Haider Pakistan: ISLAMABAD – The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, dispelled the impression that high officials usually prefer to stay at their respective offices instead of making visits to the fields. General Raheel Sharif has proven that he not only complete the office work well in time but also makes consistent visits at to places suffered as result of terrorism or any other Natural disasters. According to the information obtained by the most visited News web, The News Tribe, General Raheel Sharif is the only Army Chief who gives equal priorities to office…
  • Happiness from the little things in life

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    In the Doi Pu Muen Village in Chiangmai, Thailand, the people there live their life to the fullest everyday and they enjoy their lives happily. Dominated by the Lahu Na Tribe, the plantation of tea is their main source of income and they rely heavily on the plantations to ensure their own livelihoods. Although it is a small village within the large population of Chiangmai in Thailand, the villagers help one another whenever possible and they do not hesitate to share with each other whatever they have. Through the short one week interactions with many of the different villagers there, they…
  • عون: "سنجفني لسنجفك" طائفيا ... فيذكر بارود من معراب بمحاضرة المواطنة في الياسوعية

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:37 pm
  • 8 Reasons why the US and CHINA will NEVER go to war for the Philippines in South China Sea

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Based on rationality, logic, common sense, and a fundamental understanding of political economy and international relations, these are the Eight Reasons why the US and CHINA will NEVER go to war for the Philippines in South China Sea.
 
 
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    TIME

  • Protestors Throw a Confederate Flag on the Grill in New Orleans

    Maya Rhodan
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Just blocks from the 2015 Essence Festival, where civil rights leaders are gathering to discuss what’s next in the Black Lives Matter movement, a crowd of a nearly 100 protesters stood in the unrelenting New Orleans heat Saturday to demand action around a subject that’s been gaining steam in the wake of the Charleston church massacre. Demonstrators burned a confederate battle flag in a charcoal grill beneath a towering statue honoring confederate general Robert E. Lee. The statue and other monuments to Confederate leaders that pepper the city, they demanded, must come down.
  • Christie Won’t Pledge to Undo Iran Deal

    Zeke J Miller
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that while he is deeply troubled by the emerging Iranian nuclear agreement, he would not pledge to undo it should he take office. Speaking to Republicans on July 4th in this lakeside vacation town, Christie sought to differentiate himself from the other 15 GOP candidates for president, casting himself as a leader who would carefully consider all options. “I’m not one of those guys who’s going to say to you, ‘on Day One I will abrogate the agreement,'” Christie said, noting that the American president could not just act…
  • Why Texas Wants Its Gold Back

    Dan Stewart
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts — not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some harken back to century-old fears about the security of…
  • Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates Her Independence in July 4 Post

    Dan Stewart
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Caitlyn Jenner took to her Twitter account Saturday to wish her followers and fans a happy Independence Day. And the former athlete, whose coming out as a woman sparked a social media phenomenon and gave fresh visibility to transgender Americans, paid tribute to the United States as a beacon of freedom and tolerance. “Proud to be an American,” she wrote, in a twist on Lee Greenwood’s famous patriotic song, “where at least I am free to be me.” Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American … where at least I am free to be me. pic.twitter.com/MDAPve5B7C —…
  • America, You Have a New Hot Dog-Eating Champion

    Dan Stewart
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory. Stonie, who finished second last year, downed 62 hot dogs and buns on Saturday, beating Chestnut by two. Both are from San Jose, California. The next closest competitor ate 32 hot dogs. Afterward, Stonie, holding his fist in the air in victory, said it felt amazing to win. He said he trained hard for the contest. Chestnut, smiling in defeat, said he was slow and couldn’t catch Stonie. Read…
 
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    Network Front | The Guardian

  • Carbon tax repeal sparks jump in Australia's electricity emissions

    Australian Associated Press
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    A 4.3% rise in electricity emissions counters Australia’s credibility in the lead-up to the Paris climate talks, the Climate Council saysElectricity emissions have jumped since the repeal of the carbon tax, the Climate Council says.The council cites new data by consultants Pitt & Sherry, showing carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity grid went up 6.4m tonnes in the last financial year since the tax was axed. Continue reading...
  • The week in radio – Beats 1; Bunk Bed; Crisis in the Curry Kitchen

    The week in radio
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Apple’s internet station Beats 1 sounds like the Beeb – but is some way off being a threat. Meanwhile Patrick Marber and Peter Curran are great in bed…Beats 1 (Apple)Bunk Bed (Radio 4) | iPlayer Continue reading...
  • Humans are the weakest link when it comes to encryption

    John Naughton
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The theory behind encryption is flawless. It’s just that too few people properly understand it“Encryption works,” said Edward Snowden in June 2013, in reply to a question from a Guardian reader about how he could protect his communications from NSA/GCHQ surveillance. “Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.” Mr Snowden is a smart and thoughtful guy and he chooses his words with care. So note the qualifications in that sentence: “strong crypto” and “properly implemented”.By strong crypto, he meant public-key cryptography,…
  • It’s too late to save our world, so enjoy the spectacle of doom

    Stewart Lee
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The business world is right – let’s just get on with the third Heathrow runway, and the extinction of all life on Earth while we’re at it – why delay the inevitable?In the middle of a week of record temperatures, as if unaware of the irony, the business community celebrated the consolidation of its attempts to force the government’s hand to agree to a third filth-generating runway at Heathrow, tipping all species on Earth towards extinction. Everything will die soon, except for cockroaches, and Glastonbury favourite the Fall, who will survive even a nuclear holocaust, though they…
  • Cape Cod's hidden modernist houses

    Becky Barnicoat
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Some of the world’s greatest mid-century architects built their summer houses in the woods of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now a few of these modernist gems are available to rent as holiday homesThere is something strange hidden in the woods of Cape Cod. Venture deep among the pine trees and flaky-barked locust trees, past the glacial “kettle ponds”, perfect for summer swimming, and you’ll stumble across it: a community of around 100 modernist houses, built by some of the world’s greatest mid-century architects.These homes popped up between the 1930s and 1950s, built by Bauhaus…
 
 
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    Good News Network

  • 9/11 First Responder Hits $5 Million Lottery Jackpot

    Good News Network
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    A New York City firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terror attacks – then had to retire because of the resulting health problems – just hit the jackpot. Carmelo Mercado, a firefighter from Queens picked up his $5 million dollar prize on Thursday saying, The post 9/11 First Responder Hits $5 Million Lottery Jackpot appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children in Holocaust, Dies at 106

    Good News Network
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Nicholas Winton quietly organized the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia at the start of World War II when the Nazis were marching in. Winton was a 29-year-old stockbroker in 1938, when he spent nights and weekends helping a diplomat friend by organizing logistics, raising money and cutting The post Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children in Holocaust, Dies at 106 appeared first on Good News Network.
  • 5 Fun Traditions to Include in Your July 4th Parties

    Good News Network
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A barbecue on the grill, watching fireworks, and waving flags–maybe a parade. Those are the traditional Independence Day activities for most Americans. If you want to make your annual celebration a little more meaningful, and add some unique fun, remember these few patriotic rituals that can bring to life the The post 5 Fun Traditions to Include in Your July 4th Parties appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Good News in History, July 4

    Good News Network
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
      Happy Birthday to the United States of America. On this day 239 years ago, the leaders of the Continental Congress of the 13 American colonies voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, breaking with the King of England to start their own country. (1776)   MORE Good News on this The post Good News in History, July 4 appeared first on Good News Network.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Hope Comes as New Gene Therapy Improves Condition

    Terry Turner
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    A new gene therapy attacks cystic fibrosis at its cause, improving or stabilizing lung function while potentially reducing or eliminating the dozens of drugs patients have to rely on currently for treatment. Cystic fibrosis, which often kills patients in their 20s, causes mucus to collect in the lungs, making it The post Cystic Fibrosis Hope Comes as New Gene Therapy Improves Condition appeared first on Good News Network.
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    Environmental News Network

  • Can we grow plants in space?

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration.
  • Extremely high coastal erosion in northern Alaska

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    In a new study published today, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found that the remote northern Alaska coast has some of the highest shoreline erosion rates in the world.Analyzing over half a century of shoreline change data, scientists found the pattern is extremely variable with most of the coast retreating at rates of more than 1 meter a year.  “Coastal erosion along the Arctic coast of Alaska is threatening Native Alaskan villages, sensitive ecosystems, energy and defense related infrastructure, and large tracts of Native Alaskan, State, and Federally managed…
  • Researcher Discovers Groundwater Modeling Breakthrough

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.
  • Where the Wild Things Aren't: Cats Avoid Places Coyotes Roam

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Domestic cats might be determined hunters, but they stick mostly to residential areas instead of venturing into parks and protected areas where coyotes roam. That’s the key finding from a North Carolina State University analysis of more than 2,100 sites – the first large-scale study of free-ranging cats in the U.S. published in the Journal of Mammalogy.Why is it important to know where 74 million pet cats spend their time away from home?
  • The super sense you didn't know you had

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light – the super sense that most of us don’t even know we have. We are all familiar with colour and brightness, but there is a third property of light, the ‘polarization’, which tells us the orientation in which the light waves are oscillating. Dr Shelby Temple, a Research Associate from the Ecology of Vision Group in…
 
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    Benzinga Feeds

  • Family Dollar's Q3 Was Disappointing, But MKM Says It's a 'Non-Event'

    Zoheb Sait
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    In a report published Friday, MKM Partners analyst Patrick McKeever maintained a Neutral rating on Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), while raising the fair value estimate from $79 to $79.50. Latest Ratings for FDO DateFirmActionFromTo Apr 2015JefferiesMaintainsHold Jan 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight Jan 2015JefferiesDowngradesBuyHold View More Analyst Ratings for FDO View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • MGM-Macau VIP Revenue At 5 Year Low

    J.D. Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    In a report published Friday, Daiwa Capital Markets analyst Jamie Soo maintained an Outperform rating on MGM China Holdings Ltd (OTC: MCHVF) (HKG: 2282). The stance on the overall Macau gaming industry was maintained at Neutral. MGM China is a leading player in Macau's gaming industry and its strength lies in its defensive cost profile.
  • Why CarMax Is A 'Favorite' Stock At Oppenheimer

    Santhosh Naikar
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    In a report published Friday, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel maintained an Outperform rating on CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) with a price target of $77. Latest Ratings for KMX DateFirmActionFromTo Jun 2015SunTrust Robinson HumphreyInitiates Coverage onNeutral May 2015Sterne AgeeInitiates Coverage onBuy Apr 2015Stifel NicolausMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for KMX View the Latest Analyst Ratings
  • Axalta Coating Systems Acquires Metalak Benelux B.V

    Charles Gross
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    On 1 July, 2015, Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) completed the acquisition of Metalak Benelux B.V. For more than 60 years, Metalak has been the exclusive distributor of Axalta's Spies Hecker® refinish coating products sold in the Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium.
  • Credit Suisse Maintains Overweight On Chinese Telecoms Ahead Of Half-Year Earnings

    Patrick Williams
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    In a report published Friday, Credit Suisse analyst Colin McCallum published a sector report that maintained an Overweight rating on the Chinese Telecoms ahead of the 1H15 results. Latest Ratings for CHA DateFirmActionFromTo May 2015JefferiesUpgradesHoldBuy Apr 2015BernsteinUpgradesOutperform Mar 2015SWS ResearchUpgradesHoldOutperform View More Analyst Ratings for CHA View the Latest Analyst Ratings
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    WND

  • Texas wants its gold back inside state's borders

    -NO AUTHOR-
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    (Associated Press) Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts – not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some harken back to century-old fears about the security of currency not…
  • Jumping sturgeon kills girl, 5, boating with family

    -NO AUTHOR-
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    (WTSP-TV) A 5-year-old girl was killed by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwanee River in Florida on Thursday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Jayln Rippy was killed by a leaping sturgeon while she was boating with her family near Fanning Springs, Fla. Her mother,Tanya Faye, 31, and her brother, Trevor, 9, were also injured and will need facial reconstruction surgery.
  • Probe of church shooting expands beyond suspect

    -NO AUTHOR-
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    (Columbus Dispatch) A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Storm Roof has widened to include other people of interest, according to sources familiar with the investigation. The expanded scope of the investigation now includes people with whom Roof associated in the weeks before the June 17 shootings of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the sources said. Roof, 21, of Columbia, is white.
  • Parking ticket tossed because of missing comma

    -NO AUTHOR-
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    (WCAU-TV) An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri says she shouldn’t have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson. The law lists several types of vehicles that can’t be parked longer than 24 hours, including a “motor vehicle camper,” with the comma missing between “vehicle” and “camper.”
  • Trump weighs in on California shooting by illegal

    -NO AUTHOR-
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    (Reuters) A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot as she walked with her father along the popular Embarcadero pier on Wednesday in what San Francisco police described as an apparent random attack. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was quickly arrested nearby. He is on probation from Texas, police said. He has a long criminal history and has been…
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    amnestyusa.org

  • Pakistan must stop execution of Shafqat Hussain

    Anu Ghate
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Pakistan must immediately halt the imminent execution of a man whose lawyers maintain was a juvenile at the time of his alleged crime and who claims to have been tortured into a “confession”, Amnesty International said. June 8, 2015 © Rajput Yasir / Demotix AIUSA Tweet to take action: Call on Pakistan's leaders to halt this execution! Pakistan must immediately halt the imminent execution of a man whose lawyers maintain was a juvenile at the time of his alleged crime and who claims to have been tortured into a “confession,” Amnesty International said.  Take Action Now…
  • Ukraine: Homophobic violence mars gay pride rally in Kyiv

    Sara DuBois
    6 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Despite efforts by police today, Ukrainian authorities should have done more in advance to prevent violent attacks against gay Pride marchers several of whom were injured today, Amnesty International said. June 6, 2015 International Despite efforts by police today, Ukrainian authorities should have done more in advance to prevent violent attacks against gay Pride marchers several of whom were injured today, Amnesty International said. Lack of coordination with the event organisers and the failure to put an evacuation plan in place meant that, despite the presence of at least 1,500 police and…
  • Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

    Sara DuBois
    21 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world. May 21, 2015 AIUSA Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world.    The Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award recognizes those who have…
  • UAE: Three sisters released after three months in secret detention for tweeting

    Anu Ghate
    15 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    Three sisters were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities subjected them to enforced disappearance, Amnesty International said. They were detained after posting comments on Twitter on behalf of their brother, a prisoner of conscience in the Gulf state. May 15, 2015 AIUSA Three sisters were reunited with their family today after spending three months in secret detention after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities subjected them to enforced disappearance, Amnesty International said. They…
  • Afghanistan: Taliban’s atrocious attacks on civilians show contempt for human life

    Anu Ghate
    14 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today. May 14, 2015 AIUSA Last night’s deadly siege in a central Kabul hotel is a stark reminder of the Taliban’s contempt for human life, which comes amid a worrying new surge in the armed group’s targeting of civilians around the country, Amnesty International said today.read more
 
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    Fast Company

  • A Heartwarming Look At The July Fourth Parades Of Yesteryear

    Diana Budds
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Stars, stripes, and tiny horses.The 1930s and 1940s were tough decades for the United States. The Great Depression crippled the economy, and World War II tested the nation's resolve. It was also a golden age for documentary photography. Under the direction of Roy Stryker, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) created a remarkable pictorial record of American life with the help of top-notch photographers like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Berenice Abbott. While shots such as Lange's Migrant Mother and Evans's portraits from impoverished Alabama relay…
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for July 3, 2015.Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • 5 Great Free Apps For A Long Weekend

    Doug Aamoth
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hit the road, see the sights, find a room, and more.Summer's in full swing, which means it's time to blow off work and do some sightseeing. If you find yourself with a few extra days on your hands, these free apps can help you make the most of them.Read Full Story
  • FBI Probes Fiber-Optic Internet Saboteurs In California

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The suspects attacked the fiber-optic cables that carry the Internet—the eleventh such incident in the past year.After a mysterious Internet outage this week affected customers in the San Francisco Bay Area—even reaching as far as Seattle—the FBI revealed it is investigating the incident. The Bay Area's physical Internet infrastructure has been attacked by highly skilled saboteurs on ten other occasions in the past year alone.Read Full Story
  • Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud

    Steven Melendez
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Greece's emergency foreign spending restrictions have left tech companies scrambling to fund web hosting accounts and other services.The ongoing financial crisis in Greece has left some tech companies struggling to pay the bills—but not because they don't have money in the bank.Read Full Story
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    United Nations Radio

  • Cuba achieves global milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

    Sandra Guy
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    PAHO-WHO have been working with partners in Cuba and other countries in the Americas to implement a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Photo: PAHO/WHO Cuba has become the first country to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO and its regional office, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), have been working with Cuba and other countries since 2010 to reduce the number of transmissions. The announcement was made this week and UNAIDS hailed it as a…
  • Papua New Guinea entrepreneurs challenged to develop new business ideas

    Ana Carmo
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Kumul Game Changers training with Sillicon Valley experts. Photo: UNDP Entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea are being challenged to develop innovative business ideas that contribute to the South-East Asian country's development. Forty projects have been chosen as part of the Kumul Game Changers initiative launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The teams behind those projects will receive training on how to pitch their ideas to potential investors at the end of the month. [May 27-29] / (4-18 July) Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Roy Trivedy, the United Nations Development…
  • News in Brief 03 July 2015 (PM)

    Daniel Dickinson
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
      IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. File Photo: IAEA/D. Calma Better understanding of way forward for Iran nuclear deal A "better understanding" of the way forward to secure a deal on Iran's use of nuclear technology is emerging according to the Director General of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Yukiya Amano was in the Iranian capital, Teheran on Thursday to meet President Hassan Rouhani. He said he sought clarification of the possible military uses of the technology. Iran has said its nuclear programme is for purely peaceful purposes. Cooperatives strive to uphold…
  • New Ebola containment effort under way in Liberia

    producerunog
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    Workers from an Ebola Treatment Units in the west African region where the deadly disease has killed more than 11,200 people. Photo: UN/Martine Perret The international community's emergency response is under way following news that the deadly Ebola virus has killed again in Liberia, the UN said Friday. In addition to a 17-year-old boy who died from the disease in the west African nation in recent days, two other infected individuals have been identified. And after three months with no cases of disease transmission in Liberia, UN children's fund UNICEF announced that it has begun distributing…
  • United Nations Daily News, 3 July, 2015

    Daniel Dickinson
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    News and features from United Nations Radio.
 
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    FORA.tv - Program Feed

  • Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Gender and Perception

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Gender and Perception Join us for an afternoon of discussion around gender perception with academics, activists, artists, and thinkers from Switzerland and the US.The program is organized in two parts: First, lectures from activists and leading academics in gender/queer research and law. Second, through roundtable discussions, explore the status of gender/queer studies and performance, medical and psychological views of gender, and notions of gender through law and activism that impact LGBT individuals, families, and communities.Included in the afternoon is a…
  • Performative Lecture by Artist Keith Hennessey

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Performative Lecture by Artist Keith Hennessey Join us for an afternoon of discussion around gender perception with academics, activists, artists, and thinkers from Switzerland and the US.The program is organized in two parts: First, lectures from activists and leading academics in gender/queer research and law. Second, through roundtable discussions, explore the status of gender/queer studies and performance, medical and psychological views of gender, and notions of gender through law and activism that impact LGBT individuals, families, and communities.Included in the afternoon is a…
  • Backstage: Exploring Gender and Perception

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Backstage: Exploring Gender and Perception Join us for an afternoon of discussion around gender perception with academics, activists, artists, and thinkers from Switzerland and the US.The program is organized in two parts: First, lectures from activists and leading academics in gender/queer research and law. Second, through roundtable discussions, explore the status of gender/queer studies and performance, medical and psychological views of gender, and notions of gender through law and activism that impact LGBT individuals, families, and communities.Included in the afternoon is a performative…
  • Welcome Remarks

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Welcome Remarks Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVEPeter Scher, Chairman of the Washington D.C. Region and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:00:00 -0700 Location: San Francisco, California, W Hotel, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/06/18/welcome_remarks
  • Living in the City of the Future

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Living in the City of the Future The Honorable Mike Rawlings, Mayor, Dallas, TexasArvind Satyam, Managing Director, Global Business Development, Smart + Connected Communities Initiative, Internet of Everything Group, CiscoWith Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:05:00 -0700 Location: San Francisco, California, W Hotel, Atlantic Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/06/18/living_in_the_city_of_the_future
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    The Week

  • Tunisia declares state of emergency following beach attack

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency in Tunisia on Saturday, the state news agency reports. In June, a gunman killed 38 foreigners and injured 39 others in a beachside terrorist attack. Security officers killed the gunman after the attack had stopped. It's the second terrorist attack Tunisia has seen in three months, The New York Times reports. The state of emergency allows Essebsi to authorize military operations in Tunisia's own cities.
  • House hunting: 6 homes on the move

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Walter Mill, New York. This 17th-century post-and-beam barn, one of six in the United States, was shipped piece by piece from a farm in Windsor, England. The 2,729-square-foot, four-bedroom home has wide-plank pine floors, oak timber beams, and 28-foot ceilings. The 1.2-acre property sits across from 83 acres of protected land. $3,295,000. Richard Doyle, Douglas Elliman, (516) 729-4873. Franklin Township, Pennsylvania. Built in 1780, this four-bedroom log cabin was disassembled and moved by truck in 1982. Amenities including a large post-and-beam addition, a double-sided fireplace, and custom…
  • 8-time champ Joey Chestnut lost this year's hot dog eating contest

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Eight-time defending champion Joey Chestnut met his match Saturday in Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, who won Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. Stonie downed 62 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, two ahead of Chestnut. "I trained hard for this, and I came prepared," Stonie said. Chestnut still has claim to the contest record, though, since he polished off 69 dogs in 2013 — good news for those of you who worried the man famous for binge-eating fast food might've lost his dignity with his defeat.
  • Washington state has earned $70 million in taxes after a year of legal pot

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    The legal pot market began in Washington on July 8, 2014, and just one year later, it's making bank. The state's 160 stores earn $1.4 million per day. Between state and local governments, pot sales have rolled in about $70 million in taxes, The Associated Press reports. Business might be good, but all those taxes — on top of federal ones — hurt growers. "I'm basically doing this for free," James Lathrop, who owns Seattle's first legal shop, told AP. "Nobody's gone out of business, but I'm not driving a new truck either." So next time you're in Washington, maybe you should think about…
  • Donald Trump called himself a 'whipping post' amid corporate backlash

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Donald Trump took to Fox & Friends to defend the comments on Mexican immigrants that landed him in hot water this week with companies like NBC, Macy's, and most recently NASCAR. "The crime is raging and it's violent. And if you talk about it, it’s racist," he said, referring to accusations against his presidential campaign kickoff that many Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug users. Trump admitted he didn't realize the backlash would be quite so severe, calling himself a "whipping post." Watch the full interview here.
 
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    More Intelligent Life

  • AMY WINEHOUSE AND OUR VOYEURISM

    Lucy Farmer
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:44 am
    ~ Posted by Hazel Sheffield, July 3rd 2015 “Amy”, the new biopic about the troubled British singer Amy Winehouse, starts on the evening of her friend's 14th birthday. Winehouse is sitting at the foot of some stairs with two friends sucking lollipops, while the birthday girl films them on a home-video recorder. The trio start to sing “Happy Birthday”, but the friends’ childlike voices trail off as Winehouse’s voice—like “a 65-year-old jazz singer”, as her producer Salaam Remi will later put itfills the air. Already she possesses a talent that can silence a room. At a…
  • BLUE EGGS AND HAM

    Anonymous
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    My Madeleine: on long, hot road trips to the coast, Dominique Botha’s family found respite in an Afrikaans picnic From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 ONCE A YEAR, after my father put the maize crop in, my mother took the road map out and we headed south for a thousand kilometres through the desert that separated our farm from the sea. My brothers and I lay on mattresses in the back of the pickup while Pa drove and Ma admired the countryside. Towns clung like beehives to dry riverbeds. Ma spun the radio dial searching for songs among the sermons. By midday the sun was not a…
  • MAKE SOME NOISE

    Anonymous
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg recommends an immersive show in which musicians break the silence at London’s National Gallery From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 In most museums and galleries, sound is pooh-poohed. The ping of a mobile phone brings a scowl; a mere giggle can prompt a prod from the security guard. The only sound that is welcome is the sound of silence. So the National Gallery is about to break a mould. “We want to give people a punch in the stomach,” says Minna Moore Ede, curator of “Soundscapes”, an immersive show that sets…
  • THE TROUBLE WITH SUCCESS

    Anonymous
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 am
    Reading the Game: for some sportsmen, it’s enough to climb the mountain once. Ed Smith thinks they might have a point From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015TEN YEARS AGO, Andrew Flintoff was tasting the ultimate high for an English cricketer: wrestling the Ashes back from Australia. He was a buccaneering batsman, a formidable bowler, a good guy to have on your side, and a more complex character than he seemed. The other day he was telling me about something that bugged him in the dressing room. “It used to annoy me when players would have a go at someone for being content,” he…
  • THE DATA OR THE HUNCH

    Anonymous
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    More and more decisions, from the music business to the sports field, are being delegated to data. But where does that leave our intuition? Ian Leslie figures it out From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2015 JOHN HAMMOND WAS a boy of ten when he fell in love with the new music called jazz. Rather than heading home after school to his family’s mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, he would jump on an uptown bus and deposit himself, 30 blocks away, in a different world. The world he left behind was monied, white, sedate; the one to which he travelled was poor, black and popping…
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    60 Minutes

  • Sunday, June 28, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Con artists have been filing bogus tax returns and collecting millions. Steve Kroft finds out how far the scam has gone and why the IRS hasn't been able to stop it. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs tells Scott Pelley about his personal mission to reorganize the troubled agency for his fellow vets. While profiling Foo Fighters and their frontman Dave Grohl, Anderson Cooper accompanies the band on an exploration into the roots of American music; all that and more on "60 Minutes."
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:09 pm
    FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about our lives online and the need for government electronic surveillance, but only with a court order; Lesley Stahl discovers the shock and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can be followed by a second jolt: the astronomical price of cancer drugs; As the Italian government struggles to maintain its historic ruins and monuments, Morley Safer discovers it's become fashionable to help, all that and more on "60 Minutes."
  • Sunday, June 14, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Clarissa Ward speaks with Islamic radicals in London about accusations they recruit British citizens for battlefields in Syria and Iraq. Lesley Stahl reports on how Duke Energy is handling over 100 million tons of coal ash waste in North Carolina; all that and more on "60 Minutes."
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Bill Whitaker takes a look at Colorado after the state became the first to legalize recreational pot. Sharyn Alfonsi investigates allegations that thousands of homeowners were denied their flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy because of fraudulent engineers' reports. Three consecutive Oscar nominations put Cooper in the company of actors like Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson, but five years ago you may not have recognized his name.
  • Sunday, May 31, 2015

    CBS Radio News
    31 May 2015 | 6:16 pm
    "Who the hell knows," the TV and comedy star tells Charlie Rose in a hilarious and revealing 60 Minutes interview that Larry says he didn't want to do in the first place; Lesley Stahl reports on disturbing new evidence that our planet's groundwater is being pumped out much faster than it can be replenished.
 
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    Face the Nation on the Radio

  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Head of Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin acknowledges historic ruling on same-sex marriage and says the fight continues for civil rights for all; Following the Supreme Court decision supporting nationwide same-sex marriage, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention says conservatives ought not be forced to bend their beliefs. Moore says he respects all people, but should be allowed to hold onto convictions; all this and more on "Face the Nation."
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The latest on the investigation into alleged murderer Dylann Roof?s manifesto and a look at the services taking place today at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston; Cornell William Brooks talks about the ideology of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, all that and more on "Face the Nation."
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    CBS Radio News
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses why he's opposed to trade bills; Senior campaign adviser, John Podesta, talks Hillary Clinton's campaign strategy and position on trade; all that and more on Face the Nation.
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and other opponents of NSA phone surveillance are not telling the truth and threaten national security; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says voter suppression efforts are shutting out too many American voters and that he supports Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's voting rights proposals. All that and more on this week's "Face the Nation."
  • FACE THE NATION ON THE RADIO

    CBS Radio News
    31 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act "as is" and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS. Bob Schieffer reflects on his half-century of reporting, and he says he'll miss being in the middle of the action.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • STARTUP AWARDS WINNERS: VASTARI AND PRINTR

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shadow Warrior 2 preview: More guns, more players, more dick jokes

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every time I see a Shadow Warrior demo, I know there are going to be jokes of a, uh…phallic nature. I mean, the main character's last name is Wang, and the developers over at Flying Wild Hog are about as mature about it as you'd expect. Which is to say not mature at all. It doesn't matter. I still laughed. Shadow Warrior 2 looks badass.High expectations It's funny how quickly a series can turn around. Look at people's expectations for Tomb Raider, pre- and post-2013. Or Red Dead pre- and post-Redemption. When I walked into my demo for the original Shadow Warrior reboot two years ago, I…
  • Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware. On Thursday, the Shanghai Consumer Council said it filed public interest lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo for not only placing so much bloatware on their phones, but also making it impossible for the user to easily remove the apps. The consumer protection group has been receiving a growing number of complaints, and found that these preinstalled apps can take up a phone’s storage or…
  • This week in games: Star Citizen is selling a $400 ship, Battlezone is back, and more

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Short week! We’re all off Friday because it takes an entire day to stock up on enough beer and meat for this weekend’s July 4 barbecues. However, video game news keeps a-rockin’ because…well, actually there’s not that much news this week either. Because it’s July. Star Citizen announced its latest way to squander your kid’s college fund though, and did you know someone’s working on a virtual reality version of the arcade classic Battlezone? This is gaming news for the week of June 29.That post-E3 rush Somebody announced a game this week. Yes, in July. I know it’s weird.
  • Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Uber Technologies is suspending its UberPop service in France, after a bitter fight with taxi drivers who say the service breaks the law.The company plans to remove access to UberPop from its mobile app in France from 8 p.m. local time Friday, it said in a blog post.UberPop allows passengers to hail rides from unlicensed drivers and is similar to the Uber X service offered in the United States and other countries.Uber has been disrupting transportation markets around the world—nowhere more so than in Paris, where taxi drivers recently blocked highways and airport entrances with burning…
  • Android phone vendors should improve update policies, consumer organization says

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Too many Android phones are running old software with security flaws, according to Dutch consumer association Consumentenbond, which wants manufacturers to update their phones’ software more often, and for longer.The association tested 171 Android smartphones that it had acquired over the last two years, applying the latest software update provided by the manufacturer.Only one in six of the updated phones were running Android 5.0, released last November, or a newer version. Half of the phones, even after updating, still ran a version two years old (Android 4.3), or older. Those versions…
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    theGrio

  • Google, Facebook and Twitter release diversity numbers, not looking good

    theGrio
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    Google, Facebook and Twitter have released their diversity numbers, and the gap is even wider than originally thought. With a total of 758 black employees across all three companies, African-Americans make up only less than two percent of the entire workforce of these three tech giants. Rev. Jesse Jackson went to Google’s shareholder meeting to express concern and disappointment in May over the diversity numbers, especially because Google’s share of African-American workers has not changed since last year. “I am very disappointed,” Jackson told The Guardian.
  • ‘Voodoo’ priest arrested in Florida for raping at least 2 women, 11-year-old girl

    theGrio
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    A self-proclaimed voodoo priest in Florida used his victims’ belief in his powers to sexually manipulate women, according to police. Brogenet Cinor, 48, was arrested last month for the rape of an 11-year-old girl. Police say that the victim, now 16, was taken to a shed out back where she was sexually abused in what Cinor claimed was an attempt to cleanse the evil from her. “He was using the victims’ belief in voodoo and curses,” Sunrise Police Officer Cindi McCue told the Sun-Sentinel. “They believed they could die if they didn’t follow his…
  • Last funeral held for victim of Charleston shooting in US

    Susanne M. Schafer, Associated Press
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man known by the nickname “Super,” who lived his life with a driving force to serve his fellow men and his God. Family members, religious colleagues and school friends packed the pews Thursday at the Bethel AME church in Columbia for the funeral of the 74-year-old Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. Simmons is the last of the nine victims of the June 17 shootings at the predominantly black Charleston’s Emanuel AME to be buried. They were shot at a…
  • Let’s celebrate our nation’s independence while remembering its oppressed

    Michael Sainato
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    The 4th of July is a day to celebrate our nation’s accomplishments, but it also needs to be a day to analyze our history for its faults as well. History shapes our frame of reference and if we do not acknowledge the errors of our past then we our doomed to repeat them, and the Declaration of Independence will continue to represent unfulfilled ideals for many Americans. In 1776 our country’s forefathers shocked many by their remonstrations, as other colonialists cowered to the thought of rebelling against the British. It is easy to see today that our forefathers were right and…
  • Viral ‘Mexican 4th of July’ video turns the tables on cultural appropriation

    theGrio
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    A hilarious new video asks, “What if Mexicans celebrated the 4th of July the way Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?” The skit takes a lighthearted but poignant look at the way Americans appropriate Mexican culture under the guise of celebration, while rewriting history in the process. When Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, it’s clear that many of us don’t actually understand what we’re doing. Now, the comedic team at Flama has turned the tables this Independence Day, and are giving everyone a taste of their own medicine; complete with the misuse of…
 
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    InToon.com: Keefe Editorial Cartoons

  • - Extinction

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

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

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

    3 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: GOP Science PUBLICATION DATE: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 KEYWORDS: extreme, weather, global, warming, climate, change, science, republican, gop, geology, deniers Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • - Post Memorial Day

    26 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    TITLE: Post Memorial Day PUBLICATION DATE: Tue, 26 May 2015 KEYWORDS: memorial, day, veteran, veterans, administration, hospital, VA, cost, overrun, delay, congress, budget, denver, aurora Editorial cartoon by Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
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    Wildfire Today

  • Smoke maps, July 4, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    In the image below there is quiet a bit of smoke west of the “smoke shield” seen in the above image — but it does not appear to be dense smoke. Wildfire Smoke forecast for 11 a.m. CT, July 4, 2015. Typically winds would help wildfire smoke situation, but NW winds in #SK will keep pushing the smoke south. pic.twitter.com/xmVfYtV8zU — Mike Arsenault (@MikeGArsenault) July 4, 2015
  • Sunset over the Corner Creek Fire

    Bill Gabbert
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    The Corner Creek Fire continues to burn under an inversion, July 3, 2015. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry. And the next day, July 4, we see the Operations Section Chief on the Corner Creek fire briefing firefighters: Operations Section chief briefs firefighters on July 4, 2015. Photo by Oregon Department of Forestry. More information about the Corner Creek Fire, 9 air miles south of Dayville, Oregon.
  • Red Flag Warnings, July 4, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Areas of Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, and Montana are under Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches today for gusty winds, and low humidities. In addition, northern California and southern Oregon are targeted for abundant lightning from Saturday evening through Sunday evening. Firefighters in the Glacier Park area of northwestern Montana should expect a dramatic westerly to easterly wind shift by late Saturday afternoon, and by Saturday evening across much of west-central Montana. The map was current as of 7:45 a.m. MDT on Saturday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the…
  • Washington Lands Commissioner: state legislators “didn’t seem to care about the public’s safety”

    Bill Gabbert
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    The Commissioner of Public Lands in Washington State is very disappointed that the legislature approved only one-third of the increase he requested to beef up the number of fire engines and helicopter crews in the Department of Natural Resources for initial attack on new fires. Below is an excerpt from an article in the News Tribune: State lawmakers didn’t hesitate to pay $70 million to cover the costs of fighting last year’s wildfires after the flames died down. But now, as wildfires again rage across the state, the head of the state’s chief wildland firefighting agency says he’s…
  • Smoke is helping to control wildfires in Canada

    Bill Gabbert
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    A satellite view of the location of fires in Canada July 2, 2015, represented by the red dots. Smoke can be seen drifting to the south and southeast. You don’t usually think of smoke benefiting firefighters, especially their health, but the pollutants over a very widespread area are modifying the weather, making it a little easier to corral the numerous wildfires in some areas. Below is an excerpt from The Weather Network. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:14 PM – Even as plumes of heavy smoke from Alberta and Saskatchewan wildfires force thousands from their homes, officials find a…
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Growing Up Trans

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

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

    25 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Inside the Obama administration's struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.
  • Secrets, Politics and Torture

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The dramatic story of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture.
  • The Trouble with Chicken

    11 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry.
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    News from Scott & White Healthcare

  • Scott & White Memorial Uses New Technology to Help Heart Failure Patients

    Deontrea Jones
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution Aimed At Reducing Hospital Readmissions Patients with moderate heart failure now have a new option to help manage their chronic disease and reduce their chance of being readmitted to the hospital. Today, Scott & White Memorial – Temple for the first time implanted a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to […] The post Scott & White Memorial Uses New Technology to Help Heart Failure Patients appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • New Neuro-Oncology Clinic Opens at Scott & White – Round Rock

    Katherine Voss
    28 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Clinic offers team-based approach for treatment of brain tumors Scott & White Healthcare-Round Rock, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has opened a comprehensive Neuro-oncology clinic to serve patients in the Central Texas community. Patients will benefit from access to a range of services that include neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and neuro-oncology as well […] The post New Neuro-Oncology Clinic Opens at Scott & White – Round Rock appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company Opens Headquarters

    Scott Clark
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    TEMPLE, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health today opened new offices for the headquarters of Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company in Temple. Located adjacent to the historic Scott & White Clinic, Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company’s offices feature collaboration-friendly spaces that reflect the organization’s emphasis on innovation in bringing health care services […] The post Baylor Scott & White Health Service Company Opens Headquarters appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
  • Scott & White Memorial Transplant Team Completes Four-Patient Kidney Exchange

    Deontrea Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Two incompatible pairs swapped kidneys during procedure at the hospital. Four patients are recovering after the transplant team at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – Temple completed a 14-hour, two-way kidney exchange surgery. This was the first time that such a procedure – known as a paired donation – was performed at Scott & White […] The post Scott & White Memorial Transplant Team Completes Four-Patient Kidney Exchange appeared first on Scott & White Healthcare News.
 
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    Civil Rights & Wrongs

  • 130 Years Ago Today: Statue Of Liberty Arrives In New York Harbor

    Eric G. Young
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Today marks the one hundred and thirtieth year since the Statue of Liberty - the most iconic landmark representing freedom and democracy in the world - first arrived in New York Harbor. Sculpted by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who conceived the idea in 1870, "Lady Liberty" was originally intended as a gift from the people of France to celebrate America's 100th birthday. Continue reading →
  • California Bans State Judges From Joining Boy Scouts

    Eric G. Young
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    By:  Eric G. Young, Esq. On January 23rd, the California Supreme Court unanimously decided that state judges can no longer belong to the Boy Scouts of America.   Under a statewide judicial ethics provision, California’s judges are prohibited from belonging to … Continue reading →
  • New Louisiana Law Would Force Brain Dead, Pregnant Women To Remain On Life Support

    Eric G. Young
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recently, and by an overwhelming majority, the Louisiana Legislature passed one of the most invasive anti-choice bills imaginable,  HB 1274.  The bill would require physicians and hospitals to keep brain dead, pregnant women on life support in order to keep … Continue reading →
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Calif. Video Game Law

    Eric G. Young
    30 Jun 2011 | 11:30 am
    Reprinted from my blog, Cyber-Esq.  The full Supreme Court opinion is in the Box under “Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Video Game Case:” On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 7-2 opinion, that a 2005 California law aimed at … Continue reading →
  • Thank You, Mr. President!

    Eric G. Young
    2 May 2011 | 3:56 pm
    Much is being written all over the Internet today about President Obama’s speech last night, what these events portend, who should take credit for bin Laden’s death, and whether credit should be apportioned for political gain.  I am re-printing here … Continue reading →
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Oil Well

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

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

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

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

    Tobias
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Are digital music streaming services fair to artists? Taylor Swift thought not, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna have launched their own alternative, Tidal. Our original 2010 viz inspired by The Cynical Musician, triggered a massive debate (see comments). Now we’ve remixed the graphic to show how many plays, downloads and CD sales a musician needs to earn minimum wage in 2015. What’s your analysis? » See the graphic » Review the data: http://bit.ly/IIB_Musicians2015 » Discover our new book Knowledge is…
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information

  • Jim Carrey apologises for tweeting autistic boy’s pic without permit

    Alka Anand Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Jim Carrey, whose good deed took a wrong turn, has recently apologised for posting the photo of an autistic boy without permission in his anti-vaccination Twitter rant. Making an apology, the 53-year-old actor tweeted, “I’d like to apologise to the Echols family and others for posting a pic of their kids w/o permission. I didn’t mean to cause them distress,” reported The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, ‘The Mask’ star had used the image as part of a series of tweets he posted against a California law that removes personal-belief exemptions for child…
  • No Party Has Mechanism to Check Education Degrees

    Alka Anand Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party members. “There is no mechanism available with any party to check (educational) degrees of its party members,” senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said in Mohali today. He said as per selection criteria, the party makes sure that there should not be any charges related to corruption, criminal activities and character against a person. “If question has been raised over somebody’s 15-year-old degree,…
  • Bangladeshi family from UK traced to ISIS

    Alka Anand Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    A Bangladeshi family of 12 from England, who went missing on the way back from a holiday in Dhaka, have confirmed in a statement issued by ISIS terrorists that they are in the “Islamic State”. The statement from the Mannan family, obtained from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sources by ‘The Times’, came with accompanying photographs showing Muhammed Abdul Mannan, the head of the family, smiling and pointing to the sky and his wife in a niqab. The 500-word “press release” is an effort to use the arrival of the family — including a one-year-old…
  • Syrians increasingly desperate for healthcare as barrel bombs strike hospitals

    Alka Anand Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    in southwestern Syria with barrel bombs last month was only the latest episode in a long series of attacks by the Assad regime on medical facilities across the country. It was one of 10 medical facilities struck by the Syrian military in June alone, according to the humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). “Busra hospital was the only health facility providing neonatal and dialysis services in Daraa,” the group said in a statement, adding that 10 barrel bombs tore through the hospital and eventually flattened it. Already suffering from a lack of medical supplies and services,…
  • Philippines ferry capsize toll rises to 59

    Alka Anand Singh
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    The toll in the ferry capsize in central Philippines` Leyte province has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. The passenger vessel MV Kim Nirvana-B, which capsized on Thursday near the port of Ormoc, was carrying 173 passengers and 16 crew members, Xinhua reported, citing the coast guard. The ferry was sailing towards the Camotes Islands, some 40 km south-west of Ormoc when it was battered by huge waves and sank just 100 metres from the port of departure. The captain of the ferry and some of the crewmen, who were among the survivors, are already in the Philippine Coast Guard`s custody. An…
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    Bahamaspress.com

  • The News of the Week – WE HAD A DEAL ON BAHA MAR! Then people suddenly went home…

    media
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Deputy Director at BIS Elcott Coleby. By Elcott Coleby The bankruptcy filing by the Baha Mar group of companies in a Delaware court on Monday, 29th June 2015 and the subsequent law suits, court applications and proceedings that followed dominated news this week in The Bahamas. Even as Prime Minister executed is final official duty in Bridgetown, Barbados as the outgoing CARICOM Chairman, he spoke fairly extensively about the impact of Baha Mar on The Bahamas and the broader picture of the vulnerability of SIDS that rely on sizable Foreign Direct Investment for economic growth, development and…
  • Dame Marguerite and Acting PM Davis Join US Celebration of Independence

    media
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The 239th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America Nassau, Bahamas – Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis participated in celebrations of the 239th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America at the US Ambassador’s Residence on Thursday, July 2. Photos show Presentation of US Colors by the Marine Corps, Nassau Detachment; Remarks and Toast; Cutting of the Cake; and Group Photo on the Lawn. United States…
  • Third Traffic Fatality on GB in weeks leaves Williams Town man dead

    media
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    file photo Freeport GB – Traffic Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a 31-year-old male of Williams Town, dead. The incident was reported to police on Thursday 2nd July 2015, shortly before 7:00am and involved a black 2004 Ford Escape jeep that was found in bushes on Creswell Road and appeared to have crashed into a large pine tree. The deceases body was found lying outside the vehicle. EMS personnel were called to the scene. The decease was later pronounced dead. Police are actively investigating this matter. Rest Eternal Grant Unto Him O Lord!
  • I too could not get paid from Baha Mar!

    media
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Dear Editor, In light of the developments at Baha Mar I am finally happy to see that the Government and the EXIM Bank eyes have opened to the real culprits. I was a vendor for Baha Mar too and I have been waiting on my services to be paid. They have avoided me; ducking and dodging paying the bill. This is the same way they absconded in negotiations with the Deputy Prime Minister on Corridor 7. It was so bad I had to write-off all the debt and shed staff as a result. I also see following the Delaware court proceedings many other Bahamian companies are also not paid by Baha Mar. The company I…
  • Minnis does not care about Baha Mar workers

    media
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party Three days after being publicly invited to a briefing by the Prime Minister on the critically important issue of Baha Mar and its impact on the economy and Bahamian workers, Minnis remains a no show. The government has petitioned the Supreme Court in the public interest and national sovereignty, but Minnis remains a no show, hidden in the tall grasses pretending to care about the impacted workers when his actions indicate clearly that he is hoping to use the Baha Mar bankruptcy filing and the…
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • How Smartphones Would Have Changed World History

    Teddy Wayne
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    1446 B.C.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rdDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • A Death from Measles

    Michael Specter
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    The Washington State Department of Health announced on Thursday the first confirmed measles death in the United States in more than a decade. According to the department, the victim was a twenty-year-old woman, who “probably became infected after exposure at a local medical clinic during a recent measles outbreak” in the county where she lived.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Alexandra Shiva’s Poetic TruthWhy Doctors Give in on VaccinesComment from the February 16, 2015, Issue
  • Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rd

    Tom Toro
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:How Smartphones Would Have Changed World HistoryDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • The Case for Eating Small Fish

    John Donohue
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    From the beginning of time, through the artist Bruegel’s day, and until relatively recently, little fish had only big fish to fear. Since the middle of the twentieth century, however, some little fish—forage fish, to be precise—have faced radically increased threats from humans, and, by extension, from the pigs and chickens that the fish are increasingly being fed to. Forage fish are now threatened worldwide, which has potentially troubling implications for the entire food chain. In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might,…
  • Greece’s Debt Burden: The Truth Finally Emerges

    John Cassidy
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came out and acknowledged that the stricken country is unlikely to recover until a good portion of its huge debt load is wiped out.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Can the United States Prevent a Grexit?Greece and Europe: The EndgameThe Migrant Crisis on Greece’s Islands
 
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    Yle Uutiset | News |

  • Municipality files for permit to shoot geese

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Barnacle geese fill parks and beaches with their excrement every year, annoying the people there while creating a health and safety issue.According to Ely Centre archives three applications for use of force when dealing with the geese have been filed in Finland. Two of them were denied and one of them is currently being processed.A permit is also needed for frequently shooing and disturbing the animals. Three applications have been granted for such routing out of barnacle geese."These licenses are never handed out routinely. The justification has to be sound, as they have been so…
  • Homeless, rehabilitees and ex-cons to form world championship football team

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    The annual Finnish football championship for teams of homeless players was organised on Saturday in the city of Rauma. At twelve participating teams, this year's championship was the biggest so far.Prerequisites for getting on a team include a drug rehabilitation regime from within the past two years, homelessness or a recent release from prison. Another top requisite is an at least moderate term of sobriety.Timo Salo, coach for the Rauma team says that his lineup is a patchwork of different types of people."Our players are from all kinds of walks of life," Salo says. "We have…
  • Yle survey: Support for government split by gender and income

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    59 percent of Finns polled said they are content with the current Finnish government just a month into its term. Of those surveyed by market research company Taloustutkimus 34 percent said they were unhappy with the government headed by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of the Centre Party.Research Manager Juho Rahkonen says that the figures show the nation got what it asked for."These statistics show that a majority of voters are happy with the policies instated by the current government," Rahkonen says. "This is the bourgeois government that the nation voted…
  • HS: Iraqi man jailed for planning sister's death

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    A 20-year-old man from Iraq has been sentenced to 25 months in prison in Helsinki by the District Court after he planned to end his own sister's life. The charges were for assault and for preparing an aggravated assault.The man reportedly believed his 16-year-old sister was not adhering to Islamic tradition. The sentencing mentions that the accused planned the crime in order to supposedly "restore his family's honour".The man's sister had spent time outside of her home in addition to her trips to and from school, met with friends her own age against the wishes of her mother and…
  • Car driver killed in head-on crash with coach full of pensioners

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    More details have been emerging of the serious road crash which left a car driver dead and 18 coach passengers injured near the southern Finnish town of Karkkila on Saturday.At around half past 12 in the afternoon a car drove into the opposite lane of the two-lane Highway 2, and collided head-on with an oncoming coach. The crash happened around 70 kilometres outside the capital.The coach, which was carrying a group of 18 pensioners, rolled into a ditch after the collision. All the passengers have sustained injuries, though not all were hospitalised, police said. Those with critical injuries…
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    Samuel Scott

  • Social Media Marketing Tips at Conferences

    Samuel Scott
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    As I once wrote in an essay on how to speak at marketing conferences — events are an underrated marketing strategy because all marketing, in the end, is about people and not keywords, links, and news coverage. However, I write that statement with the caveats that it is first crucial to: Select the best conferences to sponsor or at which to present a talk; and Strategize beforehand in the context of the marcom theory that I always apply Here’s the first part of that general, step-by-step strategy: Identify the marketing goal Identify the target audience Research the target audience Here,…
  • The Alleged $7.5 Billion Fraud in Online Advertising (Moz)

    Samuel Scott
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:52 am
    My latest essay has been published today on Moz: So wrote Ad Contrarian Bob Hoffman, the retired CEO and chairman of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising, in June 2013 on a $7.5 billion scandal that has been developing under the digital radar in the advertising world for the past few years. The three main allegations, according to those who are making them: Half or more of the paid online display advertisements that ad networks, media buyers, and ad agencies have knowingly been selling to clients over the years have never appeared in front of live human beings. Agencies have been receiving kickbacks and…
  • How to Use Server Log Analysis for Technical SEO (Moz)

    Samuel Scott
    26 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    My latest Moz essay for my log analytics startup Logz.io is live: It’s ten o’clock. Do you know where your logs are? I’m introducing this guide with a pun on a common public-service announcement that has run on late-night TV news broadcasts in the United States because log analysis is something that is extremely newsworthy and important. If your technical and on-page SEO is poor, then nothing else that you do will matter. Technical SEO is the key to helping search engines to crawl, parse, and index websites and thereby rank them appropriately long before any marketing work begins. The…
  • Stop Thinking About Building Links! (BrightonSEO)

    Samuel Scott
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    BRIGHTON, England — I had the honor of speaking at BrightonSEO last week for log analytics startup logz.io, and it was a pleasure to meet the British digital marketing community for the first time! For those who were not able to attend my talk, I have included my deck and notes below. Stop Thinking About Links — Think About Publicity! from Samuel Scott  Slides 2 through 5 Let me tell you a story. Mason Wartman was a 26-year-old trader on Wall Street in Manhattan. But he was not happy — his dream had always been to run a pizza parlor. He saw the success of $1-a-slice places in New York…
  • How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy (SEMrush)

    Samuel Scott
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently gave a webinar at SEMrush for my new log analytics startup Logz.io on how to integrate traditional and online marketing to unify one’s brand messaging. My presentation and notes are below — I hope people will find it interesting! How to Create a Unified Brand Strategy Online from Samuel Scott Slide number and commentary: 3. One thing I’ve often seen is that marketing agencies and departments operate inefficiently. Sometimes they divide “traditional” and “online” marketing — which is a bad idea — and other times they put “SEO,” “social media,” “PR,” and…
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    Deadline

  • ‘I Touched All Your Stuff’ Trailer: Stranger Than Fiction, Or Just Fiction

    Ross A. Lincoln
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    “It all started with the hippos.” That’s the kind of sentence that usually suggests a whimsical journey of self discovery, but in this instance it’s the introduction to what happens when adjectives like “picaresque” are combined with “completely full of it”. I Touched All Your Stuff concerns the bizarre, true story of Oregonian Chris Kirk, a con artist who became intrigued by the hippos living on the former compound of deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar, and ended up in…
  • ‘Queen Of The Desert’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson

    Kinsey Lowe
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    “Who the bloody hell is this Gertrude Bell?” asks one of the men determining how to conquer and divide the Middle East. “She’s the maker of kings.” And the subject of writer-director Werner Herzog’s latest movie, which concerns a significant female power player in the history of that troubled part of the world. Nicole Kidman plays Bell — a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché (aka spy) for the British Empire at the dawn of the…
  • Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, 92, Was Kirk Douglas’ First Wife And Mother of Michael And Joel Douglas

    Kinsey Lowe
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Actress Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas and Joel Douglas, died today at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, CA. The first wife of actor Kirk Douglas, she was 92 and died of cancer, her husband of 15 years Donald A. Webster said. Diana Douglas had a long career in movies, TV and in theater. She appeared in 22 films. Her final feature film was the Fred Schepisi-directed It Runs in the Family, which also starred Kirk, Michael, Joel and grandson…
  • ‘Inside Out’ Swats Dinos From First, ‘Terminator’ Tanking In Third – Saturday AM Box Office

    Anthony D'Alessandro
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    Updated, Saturday 8:45AM after 1:09 AM post: This July 4th weekend certainly isn’t one for the record books, and moviegoers skipping the beach apparently have more interest in watching the big summer holdovers — Disney Pixar’sInside Out and Universal’s Jurassic World — than the new titles, Warner Bros.’ Magic Mike XXL and Paramount’s Terminator Genisys.  Last night, IO was narrowlybeating JW, $11.8M to $11.7M with the outlook that it was another dead heat. This morning…
  • ‘USS Indianapolis’ Production Delayed After Vintage Plane Waterlogged

    Kinsey Lowe
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Beachgoers at Orange Beach on the Alabama Gulf Coast got a surfside view this week when a vintage Navy PBY plane used during filming of USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage landed offshore and began to take on water. No one was injured and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued safely. Production on the movie, which stars Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter and Tom Sizemore, was halted temporarily during efforts to save the flying boat that ultimately broke apart during…
 
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    The Conversation

  • Reduced sentences for murderers reveal the rotten heart of Afghan justice

    Liza Schuster, currently on secondment to the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, Afghanistan at City University London
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Something's got to give. EPA/Hedayatullah AmidIn the week that president Ashraf Ghani appointed Anisa Rasouli to be the first woman sit on Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, the same court met in secret to commute the death sentences handed down to four of Farkhunda Malikzada’s killers to 20 and 10 years in prison, and to acquit the men who incited the riot that led to her brutal murder. Both events have provoked protests. The Ulema Council, a religious body charged with overseeing the compatibility of Afghan laws with Sharia, objected to Ghani’s nomination on the grounds that women could…
  • From avatars to apps: why we still love to go down the rabbit hole with Alice

    Lyle Skains, Lecturer in Writing at Bangor University
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Playtime in Wonderland. Pratyeka/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAFew in the English-speaking world (and even the non-English-speaking world) are unfamiliar with Alice and her encounters with nonsense and play in Wonderland, whether through the original texts, or their many adaptations. Alice has walked across pages, stages, and screens; she is playable and played. This timeless text speaks to all - adult, child, reader and player. The adaptability of Lewis Carroll’s language, the openness of its storyworld and the malleable nature of Alice’s character all beckon us to return to Wonderland in…
  • Government to beef up ACCC to assist farmers

    Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow at University of Canberra
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers. AAP/Mick TsikasFarmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government’s long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday. The package contains A$728 million in new spending on a range of initiatives over the budget forward estimates, as well as $500 million for dams, some of which was announced in the northern Australia white paper. The…
  • As we remember 7/7, it's time we learned to trust the crowd

    Chris Cocking, Researcher in Crowd Behaviour at University of Brighton
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Commuters walk the streets after the attacks. Gareth Fuller/PA On the morning of 7 July 2005, we were on the platform at Waterloo East tube station. We were our way to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to present our research on crowd behaviour in emergencies. But, before we got there, we were evacuated from the tube, alongside thousands of other commuters during rush-hour, without being told why. We took the rest of our journey that day on foot, among the crowds of people doing the same. It was slightly surreal to see so many people walking across London on their way to work…
  • Robots can't kill you – claiming they can is dangerous

    Ron Chrisley, Director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at University of Sussex
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    I didn't do it! Jiuguang Wang/flickr, CC BY-SARobots' involvement in human deaths is nothing new. The recent death of a man who was grabbed by a robot and crushed against a metal plate at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany, attracted extensive media attention. But it is strikingly similar to one of the first recorded case of a death involving an industrial robot 34 years ago. These incidents have happened before and will happen again. Even if safety standards continue to rise and the chance of an accident happening in any given human/robotic interaction goes down, such events will…
 
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    LJ INFOdocket

  • Netherlands: Dutch Researchers Being Asked to Boycott Elsevier Publications, Resign from Editor Positions

    Gary Price
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Multiple reports follow. From Times Higher Education: Universities in the Netherlands are preparing to ask their researchers to resign from editorial positions with Elsevier journals amid deadlock over a new subscription deal with the publisher. The universities have been in dispute with the Amsterdam-based publisher since late last year after they refused to renew their “big deal”, via which they get access to all of Elsevier’s  subscription journals, unless it permitted, without significant price rises, 60 per cent of the country’s scientific output to be open access by 2019 and…
  • Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

    Gary Price
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    From the CBLDF: Over 50 residents of Hood County, Texas have filed formal challenges against two LGBTQ-themed children’s picture books found in the local public library. Library director Courtney Kincaid and an advisory board have already refused to move My Princess Boy and This Day in June out of the children’s section, but the Hood County Commissioners may vote on the matter later this month. Read the Complete Blog Post From WFAA: Both of the stories feature large, colorful drawings coupled with simple rhymes and sentences. In other public libraries, like Fort Worth, they are shelved in…
  • Fast Facts: The Fourth of July 2015

    Gary Price
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    A collection of fast facts and stats relating to the holiday and provided by the U.S. Census. All entries include link to additional info. Here’s some of what you’ll find. 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. 56 Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. $369.4 million…
  • Data: comScore Releases May 2015 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

    Gary Price
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    From comScore: comScore today released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.5 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share. Facebook ranked as the top individual smartphone app. Smartphone OEM Market Share 189.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (76.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May.* Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.5 percent of…
  • Microsoft Open Sources WorldWide Telescope

    Gary Price
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    From Microsoft Research: The WorldWide Telescope is now open source under the MIT license and has become an independent project as part of the .NET Foundation. WorldWide Telescope began in 2007 as a Microsoft Research project, with early partners including astronomers and educators from Caltech, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, the University of Chicago and several NASA facilities. Over the past eight years, millions of people have downloaded and used WorldWide Telescope, coming to rely on its unified astronomical image and data environment for exploratory research, teaching and public…
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    Full Text Reports...

  • Few teens use the most effective types of birth control

    fulltextreports
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Few teens use the most effective types of birth control Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Teen births continue to decline in the U.S., but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19 in 2013. Childbearing during the teen years can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers […]
  • Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

    fulltextreports
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services Source: IBM Center for the Business of Government In this report, Professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents. She explores a variety of success factors associated […]
  • C-Level Executives, Including The Chro, Must Embrace Evidence-Based Hr Or Risk Facing Competitive Disadvantage: KPMG Report

    fulltextreports
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    C-Level Executives, Including The Chro, Must Embrace Evidence-Based Hr Or Risk Facing Competitive Disadvantage: KPMG Report Source: KPMG A global survey titled Evidence-Based HR: The Bridge Between Your People and Delivering Business Strategy conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of KPMG International, the audit, tax and advisory firm revealed that while interest and […]
  • Top 10 Fastest Growing Canadian Industries

    fulltextreports
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Top 10 Fastest Growing Canadian Industries Source: IBISWorld The Canadian economy’s recovery from the recession has had wide-ranging impacts on domestic industries over the past five years. The ten fastest-growing industries over the past five years, measured by average growth in sales per year and compiled from IBISWorld’s 424 Canadian industry reports, feature industries from […]
  • Car Buyers Want Better Digital Experience, Most Ready to Complete Entire Process Online, Accenture Study Finds

    fulltextreports
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Car Buyers Want Better Digital Experience, Most Ready to Complete Entire Process Online, Accenture Study Finds Source: Accenture Most consumers are doing online research to help them make car-buying decisions, and most are doing so before visiting a dealership, a new survey by Accenture reveals. The survey also shows that 75 percent of drivers polled […]
 
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    Detroit Unspun

  • Go back in time to Motown’s Jazz Age with the inaugural Detroit Gatsby Lawn Party

    Karen Dybis
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    If you’re a history nerd like me, then you’ll appreciate the idea of an event that allows people to experience some of Detroit’s most celebrated and prosperous decades. The Detroit Gatsby Lawn Party is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, at Palmer Park. The themed event hopes to honor the character – and characters – that made Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s. This is around the time of the industrial age when factories were coming online and some of the city’s biggest and most beautiful buildings were going up. The day-long event (it starts at 11 a.m. and goes through 5 p.m.) looks…
  • Love Travels Imports brings together art from South Africa, Madagascar, Detroit and more

    Marge Sorge
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    I recently sat down with Yvette Jenkins at the Always Brewing Detroit coffee shop on Grand River in Grandmont/Rosedale. The shop has become a community meeting place for the neighborhood. Yvette Jenkins The idea was to talk about the businesses opening on this major thoroughfare, which has long needed revitalization. Jenkins is one of Grandmont Rosedale’s biggest advocates as well as a resident and has been a business owner there. Last year she opened a pop-up shop called Love Travels Imports at the Grand River WorkPlace. As with all pop-ups it had a limited run but she hopes to open…
  • Wayne State project to answer questions about food safety in Detroit’s urban gardens

    M Lapham
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    The rise of urban gardens in historically industrial city may be a shock to many, but they’re happening … big time.  These gardens provide free or at least inexpensive food that is healthy and sustainable as well as educate children and other community members about food production and rehabilitating the local ecosystem. Along with these benefits questions also have come up. Is there a risk of contamination when growing gardens in cities, especially historically industrial ones like Detroit? Will metals, antibiotics, pesticides, foodborne bacteria and more get into the food? Wayne State…
  • Vote for a new mural and help pump up the art on Woodward

    Marge Sorge
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    The pump station on Woodward by the Ford Highland Park Administration Building looks pretty dreary right now. Nothing distinctive … just plain white paint … but that’s going to change this summer when you’ll see a colorful mural gracing station. pump station today It won’t be a tag … a piece of graffiti. It will be a design created by a student at the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies and painted on the pump station by Summer in the City, which encourages young people to volunteer in Detroit. It all began when the Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) and the…
  • Mix great views, good health and Detroit’s hippest seniors and you get the DMC RiverWalkers

    Karen Dybis
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    You might think that Detroit is just for hipsters, Millennials and the like. The DMC RiverWalkers will change your opinion. The program, sponsored in part by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), has grown exponentially in the past eight years. This summer, more than 1,200 seniors will walk by the water in this popular program. The goal of DMC RiverWalkers is to bring people over the age of 60 together. It is a group of people who want to get fit and have fun. It’s free. It encourages wellness for seniors. It takes place next to one of the most beautiful views in Detroit. That’s kinda great.
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    BitShare

  • Periodic Table of Remittances (Infographic)

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

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

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

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

    26 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Apparently AMC has this website confused with a file sharing service, as I received a copyright infringement takedown notice. I thought it was a bit comical, and wanted to share the notice with our readers who may have never seen a takedown notice before. I guess you could say the TV shows below are pretty popular for AMC, being these are the ones being illegally shared the most which they want taken down. Unfortunately for companies like AMC, they will need a better approach to this in the near future as more and more decentralized networks become popular where a centralized service can’t…
 
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    EURweb

  • Patty Farmer’s ‘Playboy Swings’ Releases in September

    billie1225
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    *Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music.  The Playboy experience was never just about sex—it was about lifestyle. And music—particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of […]
  • Thriller: Sanaa, Ealy & Chestnut in Trailer for ‘The Perfect Guy’ (WATCH)

    billie1225
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    *Screen Gems has released an all new poster for “The Perfect Guy” and we understand why Sanaa has Ealy and Chestnut going crazy! Watch “The Perfect Guy” trailer: Synopsis: In the “The Perfect Guy,” Leah Vaughn (Lathan) appears to have the ideal life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave (Morris Chestnut), her longterm […]
  • Tyra Banks Rants About Industry Pressure on New Models

    Ny MaGee
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    *In her “Throwback Thursday” post on Instagram, Tyra Banks posted a photo and caption blasting the fashion industry for the new pressures models face these days. “Models have so much pressure today,” Tyra writes. “They have to look good on AND off the set. They have to arrive backstage at fashion shows looking and dressed […]
  • Uzo Aduba Stuns ‘The View’ Cast with Her Operatic Voice (WATCH)

    Ny MaGee
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    *On a recent episode of “The View,” actress Uzo Aduba serenaded the co-hosts and members of the audience with her beautiful operatic voice, proving she can act and sing! She also talked to the co-hosts about the third season of “Orange is the New Black,” and revealed why she almost quit acting. Aduba, who plays Suzanne […]
  • Antonio Fargas Gives Props to Rihanna for ‘BBHMM’

    Ny MaGee
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    *Young folks may credit Rihanna for coining the phrase “B**** Better Have My Money” – but classic-heads and fans of Blaxploitation films know the punchy phrase really comes from actor Antonio Fargas. Fargas recited a poem with the same name during a competition for Pimp of the Year in a memorable scene from the classic […]
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    Evening Express

  • Polls open for Greece bailout vote

    Press Association
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Greeks started voting today in the closely-watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors’ proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. Polling stations are open until 7pm (5pm BST). Prime minister Alexis Tsipras is gambling the future of his five-month-old left-wing […] The post Polls open for Greece bailout vote appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Greeks vote in debt deal referendum

    Press Association
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Greek voters go to the polls today in a crunch referendum on the country’s debt deal, with the impact set to ripple across the rest of Europe whatever the result. The nation’s left-wing government has let it fall to its people to decide whether to accept an austerity package put forward by international lenders in […] The post Greeks vote in debt deal referendum appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Joel weds girlfriend at July 4 bash

    Press Association
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Singer Billy Joel has married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple’s annual July 4 party. Joel’s spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said New York governor Andrew Cuomo presided over the nuptials at Joel’s Long Island estate. She said the small group of family and friends at the party did not know the couple […] The post Joel weds girlfriend at July 4 bash appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Presidents ‘leaned on W Cup vote’

    Press Association
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar. Mr Blatter, 79, told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the hosts were announced […] The post Presidents ‘leaned on W Cup vote’ appeared first on Evening Express.
  • Bush fury at Trump migrant remarks

    Press Association
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    US presidential candidate Jeb Bush has said he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexico and immigrants, describing them as “ugly” and far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Mr Bush […] The post Bush fury at Trump migrant remarks appeared first on Evening Express.
 
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    Everything Long Beach

  • Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade to Ride Through Belmont Shore

    Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    More than 500 kids are expected to participate in the 12th Annual Great American 4th of July Kids’ Bike Parade this weekend. The parade is all about “Red, White and Youth” says organizer Justin Rudd. Each year kids and their parents take a Fourth of July ride decked-out patriotic-themed bikes, wearing red, white & blue outfits and waving flags, in hopes of taking home top-10 prize money of $10. The National Anthem will kick off the event at 10 a.m., just before the parade begins. Parade lasts about 1 hour. Additional parade-day events will include a patriotic costume…
  • Give Old American Flags to the Scouts for a Proper Retirement

    Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold their Fifth Annual Flag Collection & Retirement at First Fridays in July. If you are like many veterans and patriots who wave a flag from your front porch, you likely have a few flags that you’ve replaced throughout the year that you have kept, wondering how to retire them properly. On Friday, July 3, during Bixby Knolls First Friday festivities, local Stratis Financial mortgage broker, Dennis C. Smith, is once again organizing an event that provides a safe place for you to retire your beloved old flags. Read the rest of Give Old American Flags to the…
  • Arts Council for Long Beach Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Artist Microgrants

    Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Fund microgrants for Long Beach artists and get rewarded. The Arts Council for Long Beach launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for artist microgrants. The Indiegogo crowdfunding effort raises money for the Arts Council’s popular monthly microgrant program. All money raised will go directly to artists and arts organizations – 100%! The more money raised, the more art Long Beach communities receive. Read the rest of Arts Council for Long Beach Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Artist Microgrants
  • Three-Part Program Opens Port to Photographers

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Port of Long Beach is partnering once again with the Arts Council for Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and pro photographers alike. The free program will be held this summer and end in October in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month, which is an annual celebration of local arts and culture.Read the rest of Three-Part Program Opens Port to Photographers
  • City of Long Beach Holiday Closures

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Long Beach City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, for the observance of Independence Day, and will reopen on Monday, July 6. Refuse and Recycling Collection will be on its regular schedule for the entire week. There will be no street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Friday, July 3. Read your Parking Meter. New smart parking meters in Long Beach display days and hours of operations – and also when they are exempt – on large backlit screens. All Long Beach Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. The library catalog, downloads,…
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    Asian Correspondent » News

  • Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister

    AP News
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund had funneled $700 million ($2.6 billion) into Najib’s personal accounts. 1MDB, which has accumulated 42 billion ringgit ($11.2 billion) in debt, is currently under government investigations for alleged impropriety. The Wall Street Journal and the Sarawak Report online news portal reported that investigators have traced some $700 million wired into…
  • China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang

    AP News
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Pic: AP. BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 6.5 magnitude earthquake has hit China’s far western region of Xinjiang. There have been no immediate reports of casualties. The China Earthquake Networks Center says the 6.5 magnitude quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang at a depth of about 10 kilometers shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.
  • Prostitution: Thailand’s worst kept secret

    Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Sex workers wait for customers in a red light district in Bangkok. Pic: AP. By James Austin You could be forgiven for thinking if you were new to Thailand that prostitution was a market aimed solely at foreign tourists and fund-dumping expatriates. The garish lights, garish hook-ups, and garish whispers in the night have become iconic, a thing of holiday myths, books, films, and for many who don’t live here deceitfully representative of an entire culture. But Thailand’s lusty epithet of a land of salacious, often mendacious smiles, is a foreign concoction, and within these borders most…
  • Malaysia seeks ‘criminal accountability’ for Flight MH17 crash

    AP News
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine last year. Pic: AP. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. New Zealand’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, the current council president, told reporters after Thursday’s closed council meeting that Malaysia and the four other countries investigating the crash are…
  • Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

    AP News
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Rohingya migrants gather at Kuala Langsa Port in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia after landing there in May. Pic: AP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand. Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi also says Singapore has pledged $200,000 to the fund at a special regional meeting Thursday on the refugee crisis. (READ MORE: Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat…
 
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  • Exchange Bitcoin Perfect Money Okpay

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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.
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  • Tamerlan’s Motherland

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

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

    admin
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    There is just so much to say about the ancient Bukhara that it makes several series of books, just describing its architectural heritage. How about the history itself and some information on culture then? To make it short and rich at the same time, here I will provide a great video material, which helps you […]
  • Holy City

    admin
    29 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    There is one city in Uzbekistan, which is mentioned as often as Samarkand and Tashkent, two greatest touristic sites of the country. That holy city is Bukhara and the reasons why it got this status of sacred place are so many… Bukhara is so ancient that it is said to have been mentioned even in […]
  • Tashkent-Samarkand

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Hello everyone! As your little virtual travel guide, I am going to share one of the coolest tour packages to beautiful Samarkand with you today. Traveling is always great but the process itself is not without diffilculties. So having a good guide acoompany you is something very important for your perfect adventures.  In order to […]
 
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    MarcGopin.com

  • THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS NEED TO TALK: AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

    mgopin
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
                        In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in modern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends. As an analyst my job is to study, inquire and reflect. Everything we conflict analysts, peace builders and trainers–Western, Muslim, Arab…
  • DEMOCRACY QUESTIONED

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

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

    mgopin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:57 pm
                         Perhaps the one state of Israel and Palestine already exists, Perhaps already for half a century. It is there perhaps, Without justice without peace, As blind as a bat, As we all are. The delusional declaration of an American democracy, Preceded the reality of citizens of color, By two centuries. The ideal precedes the real, Kills those who dare to see, Until one day it appears, Like a Monet, As the shadows of darkness, Are driven away, By the Light.
  • IN SEARCH OF FATHER PAOLO, INSIDE SYRIA’S GHOSTS

    mgopin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
                        Depression is the call of the dead, It is the enchanted entrance to the grave. The dead have just as much claim on us as the living. Why do the living have a greater claim? Why is there a greater purpose here than with them? Conquer death, By joining those you failed to save. Crawl out! Crawl out, From this graveyard of consciousness. There is no comfort here, There is no eternal rest, There is nothing. The most meaningless and transient embrace, Surpasses the illusion of…
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  • Here's How Much Weight Marriage Packs On

    Arden Dier
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Marriage doesn't just add to your happiness , but also to your waistline, according to a new study. But singles shouldn't boast just yet. German and Swiss researchers surveyed 10,226 people in nine European countries on their marital status and body mass index—a health indicator based on a person's...
  • Obama to Make History for Federal Prisoners

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    President Obama appears ready to make history by commuting sentences for nearly 80 federal prisoners this month—more than any president has in decades, the New York Times reports. His expected clemency will free prisoners put away on non-violent drug charges, and reflects a bigger effort by the Obama administration...
  • Panama Gives Donald Trump Some Bad News

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants . The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say that this year they won't participate in or broadcast the Miss Universe contest partly owned by...
  • Family Watches 'With Horror' as Baby Floats Away

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    What a day at the beach: A family was "apparently settling in" on the sand when their 10-month-old baby floated out to sea on a flotation device, the Telegraph reports. The family and other beach-goers watched "with horror," the paper says, as strong currents and winds carried out little Melda...
  • Tom Cruise Close to Quitting Scientology: Report

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Tom Cruise, leaving Scientology? Thank his daughter Suri if it happens: Citing an article that links to Star magazine, Gawker reports that Cruise is edging toward leaving the Church of Scientology after a tearful phone call with Suri. "She was going on and on about her ballet class and how...
 
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    Capital News

  • It’s the lives that matter, not the liquor cash – MP Waweru

    Jane Goin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru who Saturday led a group of youths in destroying the lethal drinks dismissed the notion that people’s businesses were being destroyed in the process, saying no price tag could be attached to the lives of Kenyans/KEVIN GITAUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Leaders from Central Kenya have overwhelmingly heeded the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that all the constituencies in the region be freed of illicit brews which have in the past led to the deaths of many. Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru who Saturday led a group of youths in destroying the lethal…
  • Two London teens have married IS group fighters: lawyer

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    A CCTV image received by London’s Metropolitan Police on February 23, 2015 shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum with their luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London/AFPLONDON, Jul 4 – Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and flew to Istanbul before crossing into Syria. Two of the trio…
  • KBL products removed from list of banned liquor

    KENNEDY KANGETHE
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has removed Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) products from the list of brands whose licenses have been suspended. In the revised list of the banned products, KBL brands are not part of the drinks whose licenses have been suspended pending inspection and testing by the Inter Government Agency Team. On Friday, the list of suspended products released by KEBS contained some of the products from KBL. KBL Corporate Affairs Director Eric Kiniti later told Capital FM News that the company has complied with all the necessary requirements…
  • Kalonzo breaks silence, tears into Jubilee over graft

    JUDIE KABERIA
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    In a strongly worded statement, Kalonzo accused the government of laxity and engaging in a witch-hunt in tackling corruption/JUDIE KABERIANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Saturday broke his silence and unleashed a scathing attack on the Jubilee administration for abetting corruption. In a strongly worded statement, Musyoka accused the government of laxity and engaging in a witch-hunt in tackling corruption. “President Uhuru Kenyatta lacks the courage to name the fat cats. When a President is held hostage by an evil cabal of corruption cartels, the outcome…
  • S. Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:21 am
    He allegedly passed military materials to a university student in return for money/FILESEOUL, South Korea, Jul 4 – A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday. A lieutenant commander assigned to the Defence Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while he was studying in China from 2009 to 2012. He allegedly passed military materials to a university student in return for money. South Korean authorities suspect the Chinese student…
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  • Natural gas tariffs of last resort down Wednesday a 3% average

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

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

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

    Aswin
    30 May 2013 | 2:43 am
    Canadian Water Summit: June 27, 2013, Canada.The Canadian Water Summit will be organized on June 27, 2013 at BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Water Summit is the first-of-its-kind conference in Canada, helping to realize Canada's potential to be a world leader in water expertise and technology innovation. Since 2009, the Canadian Water Summit has served as a collaborative forum for leaders from diverse sectors to share insights and further a united mission: to build a sustainable water future for Canada. Drawing on the UN theme of the International Year of…
  • WasteTech Crocus Expo in Moscow from 28 to 31 May 2013

    Aswin
    28 May 2013 | 12:37 am
    WasteTech 2013: 28-31 May 2013, RussiaThe next edition of WasteTech will take place in IEC "Crocus Expo" in Moscow from 28-31 May 2013. WasteTech offers various forms of participation: as an exhibitor with a stand, as a visitor or a conference participant. Over the last decade WasteTech (an abbreviation of two English words "waste" and "tech" - technology) has become well-known to everyone engaged in waste treatment, environmental protection and renewable energy both in Russia and worldwide, especially in CIS and Baltic countries. The first WasteTech exhibition and congress was held in Moscow…
 
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    Current News 2015

  • Low unemployment in 94 727 people in June

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

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

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

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana The state of financial inclusion in India, measured by any standard, leaves much to be desired. As in 2012, only 35 per cent of Indians older than 15 years had a bank account in a formal financial institution; in developing countries worldwide, the average is 41 per cent (World Bank 2012). Because of the Reserve Bank of India’s drive for financial inclusion, the number of bank accounts increased by about 100 million during 2011–13. today, there are 229 million basic bank accounts. Access to formal financial institutions has improved gradually, but…
  • The Role of Indias Informal Economy

    Aswin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    India is probably unique in the world in the size and significance of her informal economy. While the concept has been much criticised by academics1,‘informality’ refers to the vital reality of unregistered activity that is not regulated either by the state or necessarily according to its law. It is well understood by the public and thus has sufficient conceptual traction to have needed the attention of planners. In this paper, using the insights of recent research2, I will cover its roles and their implications for policy and planning. Structure and relations First, the informal economy…
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  • Aerophobia

    Fernando Sdrigotti
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Flying is the safest mode of transport. You are more likely to die on your way to the airport than on a plane. Crossing the road is more dangerous than flying. More people get struck by lightning every year than die in plane crashes. There is a negligible 1 in 11 million chance that you will die in a plane crash. Et cetera. And yet almost thirty percent of us are afraid of flying. Call us irrational if you want, but include within these irrationals the thirty percent of passengers who a fraction of a second before evaporating in a plane crash have time to think “I knew it”. Numbers can…
  • Reddit in revolt after controversial sacking of popular community organiser

    TechFruit
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Reddit, the self-described “frontpage of the internet”, is in meltdown today after news broke that management had laid off a popular Reddit employee for reasons that remain unclear. In a never-before seen move, hundreds of Reddit’s communities, known as subreddits, including those with tens of millions of subscribers, turned private, preventing discussion and link sharing, in protest of the move. Victoria Taylor, known on the social website by her username “chooter”, was a community organiser for Reddit, and the person behind the site’s popular AMA (Ask Me…
  • How do autonomous cars work?

    Descrier Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Autonomous cars are slowly but surely making their way onto the world’s roads, with several car manufacturers testing and recalibrating self-driving car technologies. The manufacturers claim that road accidents can be reduced if human error is removed from the equation, but how do the cars ‘know’ what to do in particular driving situations? There are three functions that autonomous cars require to replace the need for drivers. First is the ability to know and understand where it is located in relation to other cars or objects around it; second is the faculty to figure out the…
  • Syria: Fierce fighting in Aleppo as rebels launch assault on regime positions

    Descrier Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    Fierce fighting erupted in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a coordinated attack by a coalition of rebel groups launched major offensive against positions held by the Assad regime. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the rebels clashed with regime forces backed by National Defence Forces (NDF) militias and Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah. The rebels, made up of various Islamist and secular groups including the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra and organised from the Ansar al-Sharia operations room, fired hundreds of rockets and shells into at least seven government-held…
  • More than one million people have lost track of former pension schemes

    Descrier Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    More than a million workers nearing retirement have lost track of pension schemes to which they contributed they contributed in the early years of their career. The average employee will work for more than 11 companies during the course of their career, but the culture of company-hopping has meant that many employees are not claiming their pensions from funds to which they have contributed. Further compounding the issue, one in five workers aged between 18 and 34 are unaware they are entitled to claim pension contributions from an early works pensions, according to a survey published by…
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    International monetary Fund Podcasts

  • Global Trade Starts At Home

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Increasing trade can spur growth says Mari Pangestu of Jakarta’s center for Strategic and International Studies. In this podcast Pangestu talks about how efficient, open and fair regional trade agreements make for a healthier global trade environment.
  • Keeping the Glass Full in Burkina Faso

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The IMF recently published a study on the world’s water resource management challenges. Co-author Laure Redifer says Burkina Faso is an example of how efficient water resource management can improve a country’s economic prospects.
  • Inequality’s Toll on Growth

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Study by IMF Staff suggests raising income levels of the poor and middle boosts overall economic growth. Co-authors Kalpana Kochhar and Era Dabla-Norris say the wealth of the rich is not trickling down.
  • Financing the New Development Goals

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As the United Nations prepares to adopt its 17 new Sustainable Development goals in September, Florencio Abad talks about how the Philippines and other countries might find the resources required to hit the targets.
  • Solvency or Bust?

    3 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Public debt is a normal part of a government’s finances, but too much debt can have serious consequences for a country. During a seminar at the IMF-World Bank Meetings, one former head of state, who left office with public finances in good standing, explains how her administration succeeded where others have so often failed.
 
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    Papua New Guinea Today

  • Pacific Games Progressive medal tally

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    PNG is in first spot with 3 gold medals, New Caledonia on the 2nd spot with 2 gold medals and 2 bronze, while Tahiti has snatched 2 silver medals for triathlon and Fiji 3 bronze.Congratulations to 3 of our young female weightlifters who did very well today at the PNG Power Dome. Thelma Toua, won 3 Gold Medals in each of her 3 categories with an additional gold for the Oceania Qualifiers, while the Ovia sisters Jillian and Bea, won 2 gold medals for both the junior and youth Oceania Medals.Australia took out SILVER in the 3 Weightlifting Categories, while Fiji took out the 3rd spot for…
  • Redcliffe Dolphins hold PNG Hunters to 28 - 28 draw

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    A determined Redcliffe Dolphins side has held off PNG Hunters fairy tale run of 9 consecutive wins to  28 - 28 all draw this afternoon at Dolphin Park.The Hunters have a bye next week and will participate in the Pacific Games 9s tournament.more to come...
  • Thelma Mea Toua snatches three golds for PNG in Weightlifting

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Papua New Guinea's sensational weight lifter Thelma Mea Toua has snatched three gold medals for Papua New Guinea in the Women's 48kg weight lifting today. She also broke Oceania history after she lifter 90kg. She overcame strong opposition from Australia and Fiji. Australian weight lifter got three silver medals while Fiji got three bronze medals. 
  • Redcliffe Dolphins vs PNG Hunters Preview

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    Dolphin Oval on Sunday, July 5 - 1.40pm* (Live on Channel 9)Referee: Michael GordonHead-to-Head: PNG 3 Redcliffe 0Twitter: #intrustsupercup #PHINSvPNGThe Hunters landed in Australia yesterday and are riding the crest of a club record nine-game winning streak.Their most recent loss came way back in mid-April to Wynnum Manly, coincidentally the last time they featured on Channel 9 and coach Michael Marum will be after an improved showing in front of the cameras this time around.Marum has made one change to his starting side - Lawrence Tu'u earning a promotion to lock while Oti Bland Tony is the…
  • Toua sets Port Moresby 2015 opening ceremony alight

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    PORT MORESBY, July 4 – Dika Toua (PNG) lit the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games cauldron on Saturday evening, concluding a night of colour, music, dancing and fluttering feathers that celebrated Papua New Guinea’s rich culture and opened the fifteenth Pacific Games.Toua, one of Papua New Guinea’s most decorated athletes, took to the heights of the stadium to set fire to a conch shell after HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York (GBR) declared the Games open.The ceremony began with 1000 women and children performing under blue lights that simulated waves surging and splashing from one end of the…
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    World Affairs Journal blogs

  • What New Ukrainian Exceptionalism?

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

    Behnam Ben Taleblu
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    With the recent weeklong extension of the deadline for a final nuclear deal, Iran’s track record of incrementalism and obfuscation toward the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has never been so instructive. Indeed, recent revelations suggesting an increase in Tehran’s low-enriched uranium stockpile are merely the latest example of its incremental transgressions. As international negotiators go into overtime seeking to transform a framework into a final accord, they may discover that the history of IAEA dealings with Iran is more useful in helping draft, implement, and enforce any…
  • To Medina and Back

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    I reviewed Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Heretic, for this month's issue of Commentary magazine. Here's the first part. In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world. But little more than a week after announcing that she would be honored at the university’s commencement ceremonies, Brandeis rescinded its offer owing to Hirsi Ali’s record of bluntly criticizing Islamic oppression. “We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s…
  • Turkey Plans an Invasion of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Turkey is planning an invasion of Syria—not to fight ISIS, but to fight the Kurds. “We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We will continue our fight in that respect whatever the cost may be.” He wants a buffer zone along the Turkish border 30 kilometers deep into Syria in an area that the Kurds are poised to take back from ISIS. As always, the Turkish government fears the Kurds more than anything else. An independent Syrian Kurdistan could encourage the people of Turkish…
  • ISIS Whacks Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor

    Michael J. Totten
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Assassins killed Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s Prosecutor General, with a massive explosion that targeted his convoy in Cairo. ISIS’ Egyptian branch, the so-called State of Sinai, is taking credit for the hit. Barakat is part of a gangster regime that sentences people to death for their political affiliation, so one might say that what comes around goes around, but if the alternative to Egypt’s military dictatorship is a “state” that beheads journalists and aid workers and crucifies children as ISIS does in Syria, the government is spectacularly unlikely to fall. Egypt is an emergency…
 
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  • Again, Al Sharpton hacks away at the English language

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    It's inevitable that any given individual that has a camera and microphone shoved in their face 24/7 will have the occasional flub. Case in point was former Vice President Dan Quayle's very public misspelling of...
  • Why blacks, women, and poor white males SHOULD celebrate the Fourth of July

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    Another Fourth of July is almost upon us and Americans are ready to commemorate and celebrate what our Founders did almost 250 years ago when we, as a nation, declared our freedom from the British Empire. Here we are in...
  • Widespread official and unofficial Shari'a bloodletting in Nigeria

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    While the northern states of Nigeria have been awash in blood at the hands of the ISIS-allied Boko Haram terrorist organization, many in the West may be surprised that more than a few Islamic Shari'a Law courts...
  • Snark alert; Israeli PM re-directs 'lost' Gaza flotilla

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    While the Turks and Europeans who man the handful of ships popularly known as the 'Gaza Flotillas' claim they are attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza Strip, Israeli authorities charge the same crews...
  • 'Bama flag company slammed with orders for Confederate flag

    Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:25 pm
    In the wake of the erasure of everything associated with the Confederate States of America, an Alabama company is filling the void left by companies jumping on the cultural cleansing bandwagon. As reported by the Alabama Media Group news portal...
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  • Venus and Jupiter to culminate in close conjunction

    admin
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:49 pm
    A celestial will action heat up in sky on 30th June, as the planet Jupiter is closing in on Venus. The gathering between the two brightest ‘stars’ in the Northern Hemisphere sky will take place in the west-northwest at dusk. On June 30th, Venus and Jupiter will be in conjunction and will be separated by no more than the width of a chopstick held at arm’s length. They will gradually separate and sink away into the sunset all through July. Modern astronomy believes that both planets have cloud worlds. However, there are differences as the cloud deck covering Venus is pure white while on…
  • 20-foot shark found near Fort Worth

    admin
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Paleontologists literally stumbled upon fossils just outside Fort Worth that were vertebrae of a monster shark that trolled the shallow seas that covered Texas a hundred millennia ago. A group of college students was searching for fossils in 2009 during a paleontology trip to the Duck Creek Formation, hoping to bring home some pieces to display. Walking along a section of the formation with exposed limestone, Joseph Frederickson’s wife, Janessa Doucette-Frederickson, tripped over a boulder and noticed a fossil. “We dig it out and realize it was a unique fossil,” Joseph Frederickson told…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge features camera upgrades

    admin
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge stand to benefit a lot from the Android Lollipop 5.1 update, particularly when it comes to the main 16MP camera it comes with. Not that the main camera for both models leave a lot of desired since they seem to be doing fine are not drawing much complaints so far. But then again, a new feature wouldn’t hurt especially if it means moving the camera closer to a DSLR-like feel. This should be welcome news to people who love to snap shots without having to buy a DSLR camera separately. Of course nothing beats using an actual DSLR but if your phone can come…
  • ICC wants to destroy Pakistan cricket: Miandad

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    11 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    KARACHI:- Legendary cricketer Javed Miandad said that ICC wants to destroy Pakistan cricket. Talking to media Minadad criticised ICC and said they want to destroy cricket in Pakistan. He said only a cricketer who has played for the country can save it. Javed said that political interference have damaged Pakistan cricket more than any other. It is pertinent to mention here that ICC has refused to send its officials to Pakistan for the series against Zimbabwe.
  • Pakistan to see 4.1% growth this year

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Monday an agreement on next year’s budget which will ensure continuation of tight fiscal policies that have already started hurting the economic growth. The mission chief announced 4.1% growth for this fiscal year, which is precisely 1% less than the official target. Both sides also agreed to further lower this year’s tax target despite the government imposed 5 mini budgets. IMF also allowed Pakistan to spend Rs 130 billion on security-related expenditures over and above normal expenditure. Further, the finance…
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  • SIS Dean James Goldgeier Elected President of APSIA

    International Relations Online Staff
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    James Goldgeier, dean of American University’s School of International Service, is the newly elected president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Goldgeier’s tenure will run from June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2017. APSIA includes more than 60 member schools in the Americas, Asia, and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs. APSIA members work to promote excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher…
  • Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director of APSIA on how International Students Advance International Studies

    International Relations Online Staff
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It may seem self-evident, but bringing together students from around the world advances the study of international relations. Studying international affairs outside of your home country further develops your analytical skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and your ability to manage international projects. These critical competencies improve your understanding of the world and your competitiveness for jobs. How well do you collect, evaluate, and communicate data? International affairs programs emphasize practical skills in writing and public speaking. Students learn to conduct…
  • International Relations Online Celebrates the Graduation of the Inaugural Cohort

    International Relations Online Staff
    28 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Emily Ham, one of the ten graduates, provides the keynote speech “Conducting my studies online has allowed me to continue serving my country overseas while obtaining a graduate education from one of the top International Relations programs in the world.” – Emily Ham IR Online is proud to celebrate the graduation of ten students from the inaugural cohort. On Sunday, May 10th, 2015 ten IR Online students graduated. The students were based in countries across the globe including Afghanistan, Belgium, Cambodia, Egypt, and Qatar over the course of the program. Emily Ham, a lieutenant in the…
  • American University School of International Service Graduates its First Class of International Relations Online Students

    International Relations Online Staff
    14 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Washington, D.C. – May 13, 2015 – American University’s School of International Service (SIS) celebrated the graduation of its inaugural IR Online cohort on Sunday, May 10. Over the course of their program, the ten graduates were based in countries across the globe including Afghanistan, Belgium, Cambodia, Egypt, and Qatar. Seven of them joined together on American University’s Washington, D.C. campus to participate in graduation ceremonies alongside the School’s more than 600 on-campus graduates. IR Online launched in May 2013, making SIS the first top-ten ranked school of…
  • Student Spotlight: Zoë Treuer

    John Sinden
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Joining the Foreign Service is a career opportunity of a lifetime. It involves promoting peace, supporting prosperity, and protecting US citizens while advancing the interests of the US abroad. The work that Foreign Service Officers do impacts the world—while also providing an opportunity to explore and experience different cultures and customs around the world. International Relations Online (IR Online) student Zoë Treuer recently began the Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer orientation class, at the end of which she will begin area studies and language training for her first…
 
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  • OnePlus2 Surprises By Giving Google Cardboard v2.0 Free

    Carrie Ann
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    OnePlus’s second-gen version is based on the latest version of Google Cardboard v2.0 that was debuted at Google I/O. OnePlus, Chinese handset manufacturer best known for producing handset with cheaper rates, has surprised with a good feature by introducing OnePlus’s clone, which will provide you Google cardboard free. Just a few weeks ago, the company announced to debut its second-gen version of OnePlus, along with selling OnePlus Cardboard at free of cost. The surprising part is the company will provide Google’s VR headset at free of cost, covering the shipping cost of the headset. As…
  • Declining Economy of China Puts a Big Question Mark on Industries

    Carrie Ann
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    The US Census Bureau data shows that China is the third-largest export destination for US commodities. China is a well-known spot for export business, covering almost half of the country’s industry sectors, and investors. Since past few months, China’s slow growing economy has led to a series of concerns for the economies of 50 countries, which count china as their top destination for export business. According to economists at UBS, due to sudden decline in China’s economy market, not only it’ll impact the countries, from where the commodities are imported, but also the impact will…
  • Hackers Demand 9.5 Bitcoins from Plex as a Ransom Pay

    Carrie Ann
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Curtis said that the passwords were salted, a security measure, which encrypts it harder for hackers to change them back into plain text. Video streaming service – Plex has reset client passwords, after it was breached by a hacker, who debilitated to discharge stolen information unless he’s paid a payoff. On Wednesday, Plex found that a server hosting its blog, and forum had been compromised, as stated by Chris Curtis – a Plex support engineer, in a blog post. The hacked data incorporates email addresses, IP locations, and private discussion messages, from when encoded…
  • Aetna, Humana Acquisition Deal on a Fast Track

    Anna Domanska
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    Under the agreement, Aetna would pay almost $230 a share in stock or cash. Aetna is almost close to an agreement to buy its rival Humana for about $34 billion. On Thursday, people familiar with the matter briefed that this is the first in a series of mergers among the country’s big health insurer. Under the agreement, Aetna would pay almost $230 a share in stock or cash. That is nearly 29 per cent higher than where Humana’s shares were trading before the emergence of news reports that the firm was considering selling itself. A deal between Aetna and Humana could be fast approaching;…
  • Biogen Pays $124 Million to Develop Gene-Based Therapies

    Carrie Ann
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Biogen Pays $124 Million to Develop Gene-Based Therapies On Thursday, Biogen Inc. will enter into the area of eye-disease treatment by paying Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (AGTC) about $124 million for licensing its products, and commercialization rights to a few of its gene-based therapies. Where, the amount ($124 million) incorporates a $30 million equity investment worth of $20.63 per share. Biogen also has the choice to licensing discovery programs for three additional symptoms. The company plans to develop gene-based therapies for a range of eye diseases. AGTC is qualified to get…
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  • Plex Forum hacked, change your password now

    Ananya Sundaray
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    ALERT! Internet movie and television enthusiasts, who have been using the PLEX media servers and the PLEX forums for their daily dose of entertainment, it's time to check in your private credentials. PLEX, an online movie and TV library forum has announced that their servers have been hacked on the morning of 2nd July, 2015; which has left registered email addresses, user ids and passwords vulnerable.The company has clarified that only the accounts that have been used for accessing the services of PLEX forums have been compromised. Yet, it added that the accounts that were created through…
  • Selfies to use as a password for doing online payments

    Pratibha Rawal
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    You know what? Selfies, which we click mostly for posting on social networking sites, are now being using as a password for doing payments.  MasterCard, an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York, United States, is trying new facial recognition technology that would let customers verify their identity online by taking a selfie.Mastercard’ s customers, who still use a system called SecureCode to verify their identity while shopping online, requires them to enter a password at the point of sale.In an interview with CNN Money MasterCard executive…
  • Donald Trump’s Hotels face credit card breach: Report

    Pratibha Rawal
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    The Trump Hotel Collection, a chain of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, may have been the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to KrebsonSecurity.According to a report posted on Wednesday, as per the data shared by several U.S.-based bank, the hotel collected appears to the latest victim of credit card breach. At first when they had contacted the company regarding reports from sources at several banks who traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges to accounts that had all been used at Trump…
  • Team GhostShell are back with a bang

    Pratibha Rawal
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
     They are back again after almost three years! Team GhostShell, a well-known hacking group, has returned with hacks and database leaks.The hacking group claims to have leaked data from various websites within 24 hours. On June 29, the team posted on twitter links to a number of Korean and Japanese websites, educational portals, university websites and travel websites which they claim to have hacked.The posted websites and services do not appear to follow a particular trend or pattern so it is believed that the sites have been hacked.Lee J, a security researcher, posted on Cyber War News…
  • Fake Verification of Twitter account could lead to Phishing and Credit Card theft

    Dhruv Paliwal
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The verification of somebody's account on Twitter is a pretty big deal as you as an user cannot do anything about it. It is only if you are recognizable by thousands of people that Twitter verifies your account.The chance to get a verified account on Twitter can seem very tempting and that is how somebody operating Twitter account 'Verified6379' is scamming people into divulging their payment details.The user which claims to be an 'Official Verification Page' of Twitter redirects you using a shortened Goo.gl URL and lands you on a page that looks like twitter.The page then demands secure…
 
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  • Exclusive : Brother Jamil Muhammad “Justice Or Else” Interview

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

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

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

    bayloric
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Relationship Coach ATIYA Talks about The Marriage Tree” and “Purposeful Dating”, Being a self published author of 7 books with “Atiya’s Light Publishing” and the joys of new Authors coming onboard. To Contact Atiya Atiya@themarriagetree.net http://www.themarriagetree.net http://www.atiyaslight.com Relationship Coaching Couples Coaching Life Coaching Book Publishing Author The Marriage Tree Purposeful Dating By Atiya http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0991644417/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ULBIvb14W3HWD From Ordinary To Extra Ordinary By Atiya…
  • I AM CRICKET ACADEMY TUBBERCURRY LAUNCH

    bayloric
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Filed under: County Sligo, cricket, Ireland, irish news, Irish Sports, Latest Tubbercurry News, Newspapers, Sligo, Sligo Sports News, Sports, sports news, Tubbercurry, West Of Ireland Tagged: County Sligo, Cricket In Ireland, Cricket Ireland, I AM Network, ingram jones cricket, ingram jones cricket coach, Ingram Jones Minister Of Sport, Ireland, Sligo, Sligo News, Sligo Sports, sports, St Brigids Hall Tubbercurry, Tubbercurry, Tubbercurry Events, Tubbercurry Facebook, Tubbercurry News, Tubbercurry Sports, whats on Tubbercurry
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    Gordon G. Chang's blog

  • Fiasco for China’s Allies in Hong Kong

    Gordon G. Chang
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman, Li Ka-shing, said he was “very disappointed” over the Hong Kong government’s failure to enact its reform package for the 2017 election of the chief executive, the city’s top political official. When asked who was responsible for what is now widely called a fiasco, Li ducked the question. “Everyone in Hong Kong is discussing this,” he said. He’s right. Just about everybody in Hong Kong is talking about the events that unfolded last Thursday in Legco, as the city’s Legislative Council is known. The legislators, after a 20-month…
  • Xi's Purge: Anticorruption or Loyalty-Based? Is It Finished Yet?

    Gordon G. Chang
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    Thursday, Beijing disclosed the trial, plea, and sentencing of Zhou Yongkang, once the country’s security czar and now the highest official to be prosecuted since Maoist times. The reviled Zhou received a life term for taking bribes, disclosing state secrets, and abusing power. He was also deprived of political rights for life and forfeited assets. Zhou, according to state media, admitted his crimes and will not appeal. “The basic facts are clear,” he said according to the official Xinhua News Agency. “I plead guilty and repent my wrongdoing.” “Zhou’s trial was a symbol of the…
  • China and US Cyber Security

    Gordon G. Chang
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    From December through April, hackers exfiltrated personal data on almost 4.2 million US federal employees and contractors. The attacks, on the network of the Office of Personnel Management, appear to be an attempt, as the Washington Post reported, to build a database on Americans, especially those in sensitive positions. This conclusion looks correct: the same party that carried out the OPM hacks may be behind attacks last year on the health insurers Anthem and Premera Blue Cross. The Post quotes US government officials, speaking anonymously, blaming the Chinese. Rich Barger of ThreatConnect,…
  • South Korea Plays China Against America

    Gordon G. Chang
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    Uriminzokkiri, the state-controlled North Korean website, recently criticized South Korean President Park Geun-hye for planning to go to Washington in the middle of this month instead of commemorating the 15th anniversary of the inter-Korean summit, which falls on June 15th. Park is scheduled to meet President Obama on June 16th. “Why does she plan to visit the US, the prime enemy that divided the two Koreas?” Uriminzokkiri asked. “This shows the repetition of Park’s bad habit for making overseas escape.” There was never much possibility of a joint celebration of the now-maligned…
  • Gloria Steinem, Nobel Laureates Attempt to Cross the DMZ

    Gordon G. Chang
    28 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    On Sunday, Gloria Steinem, two Nobel Peace laureates, and 27 other women crossed the Demilitarized Zone from North Korea into South Korea in an attempt to bring peace to the long-divided and troubled peninsula. “We have received an enormous amount of support,” said Steinem, the 81-year-old women’s rights activist, on her arrival in the South. It is also true that she and her group, WomenCrossDMZ, also faced a chorus of sharp criticisms. Much of the criticism centered on Steinem and the others not confronting the North Korean leadership over the horrific plight of women in that miserable…
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  • To Medina and Back

    Michael J. Totten
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    I reviewed Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Heretic, for this month's issue of Commentary magazine. Here's the first part. In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world. But little more than a week after announcing that she would be honored at the university’s commencement ceremonies, Brandeis rescinded its offer owing to Hirsi Ali’s record of bluntly criticizing Islamic oppression. “We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s…
  • Turkey Plans an Invasion of Syria

    Michael J. Totten
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Turkey is planning an invasion of Syria—not to fight ISIS, but to fight the Kurds. “We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We will continue our fight in that respect whatever the cost may be.” He wants a buffer zone along the Turkish border 30 kilometers deep into Syria in an area that the Kurds are poised to take back from ISIS. As always, the Turkish government fears the Kurds more than anything else. An independent Syrian Kurdistan could encourage the people of Turkish…
  • ISIS Whacks Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor

    Michael J. Totten
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    Assassins killed Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s Prosecutor General, with a massive explosion that targeted his convoy in Cairo. ISIS’ Egyptian branch, the so-called State of Sinai, is taking credit for the hit. Barakat is part of a gangster regime that sentences people to death for their political affiliation, so one might say that what comes around goes around, but if the alternative to Egypt’s military dictatorship is a “state” that beheads journalists and aid workers and crucifies children as ISIS does in Syria, the government is spectacularly unlikely to fall. Egypt is an emergency…
  • The Background of a Lynching

    Michael J. Totten
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Earlier this week, on the Golan Heights, an enraged mob assaulted an ambulance and attacked two wounded men inside with rocks, clubs, and chains, killing one and seriously wounding another. The ambulance was Israeli. The wounded men were Arab fighters from Syria. The assailants were also Arabs, though they were Druze rather than Muslims. Several readers have emailed and asked me to explain this, so I assume others are also scratching their heads. I don’t have all the answers. What kind of person attacks an ambulance? I can easily imagine it’s someone who is steeped in some real political…
  • Turkey Chooses ISIS Over the Kurds

    Michael J. Totten
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is furious that the Kurds in Syria are advancing against ISIS. Ponder the ramifications of that sentence. Turkey is a member of NATO. On paper, at least, it’s one of America’s greatest allies. ISIS, meanwhile, is the world’s most deranged army of psychopaths. Even Al Qaeda disowns it. The Kurds, though, are America’s most reliable allies in the Middle East alongside the Israelis. So our nominal ally thinks it’s a problem when one of our real allies makes gains against the most vicious terrorist army on the planet. We’ve been arguing…
 
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  • What New Ukrainian Exceptionalism?

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

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

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

    Alexander J. Motyl
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    Ever since the Poroshenko Bloc’s leader, Yuri Lutsenko, stated that the “President of Ukraine believes the cancerous tumor should be subjected to a blockade,” Ukrainians have been heatedly debating whether Kyiv should sever all ties with the Russian-occupied Donbas enclave. The argument for a blockade, which would entail a total cutoff of economic relations as well as deliveries of electricity, gas, and water, is straightforwardly strategic. Ukraine is at war with Russia and its puppets. The Kremlin started the war and seems to have no intention to end it. Putin’s puppets engage in…
  • On Donbas Autonomy—Again

    Alexander J. Motyl
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Foreign policymakers and analysts intone “autonomy” for the Russian-occupied Donbas enclave with tedious regularity, almost as if they were in possession of some magic formula. One of the latest to join the chorus was NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg. In fact, invocation of autonomy is at best an evasion, at worst meaningless. For starters, the Donbas, like Crimea, effectively enjoyed vast autonomy since Ukraine’s independence in 1991. Local political elites—their latest manifestation was Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions—ruled Luhansk and Donetsk provinces in cahoots…
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    Ziad K Abdelnour

  • Investment Banker How to Succeed in Challenging Environments

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    2 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Investment CEO Ziad Abdelnour and recruiting company founder Dan Mori talk personal tips to making money   Students looking to graduate and jump into the private sector were given a taste of New York’s Wall Street and Binghamton’s Main Street.   Binghamton University’s Graduate Student Organization (GSO), Alumni Association and Enactus, a business-oriented student organization, hosted business entrepreneurs Ziad Abdelnour and Dan Mori on Saturday in the Old Union Hall.   Mori is president and founder of Employment Solutions, a local staffing and recruiting company, and…
  • America was Created to be a Land of Opportunity

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    America was created to be a land of opportunity, where the individual could take an idea, develop it, and create wealth in the process. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with this notion. An enemy has arisen in our midst, one who has single-mindedly worked to subvert and even destroy this opportunity.     Surprisingly, it is those we have elected and entrusted with managing our federal government and its burgeoning bureaucracies who are running the country into the ground. Operating under the arrogant delusion that theory is wiser than experience, they have given us an endless…
  • “Economic Warfare” is a Revolution at the Right Time

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    “The words that come to mind after reading this book are courage and truth. The question is, do you have the courage to hear the truth? Economic Warfare rips the lid off the story of the century- that our country has been embezzled and defrauded by a cabal of Ivy League gangsters, greedy bankers, financial terrorists, and vulture capitalists. They managed to turn Wall Street and the banking system into a combination of craps game, shell game, and Ponzi scheme- all set up for the benefit of the few (bankers), to be subsidized by the many (taxpayers). Bernanke, Rubin, Paulson, Summers-…
  • Countering the Assault on Capitalism & Defending the Market in Anti-Market World

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:37 am
      Thank You, The post Countering the Assault on Capitalism & Defending the Market in Anti-Market World appeared first on Ziad K Abdelnour.
  • Getting Off the Employee Treadmill

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    In this third installment of an ongoing series, I explore what people face if they don’t consider going off and starting their own business.   As the stick is a far more effective (if less desired) teacher than the carrot, I’ll cut to the chase. You need to realize how limited, and likely how miserable, your entire life will be if you don’t consider this option.   Of course, most people don’t cross this bridge, and many people have no business trying. The economy needs employees, followers, loyal consumers. I’m just saying that the opinion leaders, the…
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  • Greeks vote in bailout referendum

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Millions of Greeks are voting in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.
  • Tunisia exclusives and Budget previews

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Stories continue to emerge in the aftermath of last week's Tunisia beach massacre, while many papers look ahead to Wednesday's Budget.
  • VIDEO: USA fans 'invade' Vancouver for final

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Thousands of USA football fans have made the trip to Vancouver, Canada, to see if their team can win the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.
  • Budget to cut 'housing subsidies'

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Chancellor George Osborne will use Wednesday's Budget to announce a clampdown on "taxpayer-funded subsidies" for higher earners living in social housing.
  • US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.
 
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  • Check Out These Really Bad Attempts At Patriotism On The 4th Of July

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    4 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    This weekend, millions of Americans will shovel plates full of carbohydrates into their mouths and wash it down with a gulp of beer from a can with a bald eagle on the side in the hopes they’ll get drunk enough to make shooting fireworks more dangerous than it has to be. There will also be […] The post Check Out These Really Bad Attempts At Patriotism On The 4th Of July appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Your Survival Might Depend On Music…If You Can Relate To These 10 Things ‘Black Roses’ From The Show ‘Nashville’ Is An Awesome Song Check…
  • Tobias Harris Is Staying With The Magic With A Four-Year, $64 Million Deal

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    4 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Orlando Magic restricted free-agent forward Tobias Harris agreed to four-year, $64 million deal to remain with the Magic, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the agreement until the free agent moratorium is lifted on July 9. […] The post Tobias Harris Is Staying With The Magic With A Four-Year, $64 Million Deal appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Dwyane Wade Is Staying In Miami With A One-Year, $20 Million Deal Amir Johnson, Celtics agree to 2-year, $24…
  • Pete Rose Responded To Reports He Bet On Baseball As A Player

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    4 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Pete Rose says that he can’t comment…I’m gonna say that’s probably a yes. The post Pete Rose Responded To Reports He Bet On Baseball As A Player appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: Pete Rose Is Joining Fox Sports As An MLB Analyst NFL Buzz: Pete Carroll Videobombed John Clayton Live On ESPN Check Out The Amber Rose Twerk Video
  • A “Security Guard” At The Rays Game Busted A Move

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    3 Jul 2015 | 6:31 pm
    I don’t think he’s a real security guard, do you? The post A “Security Guard” At The Rays Game Busted A Move appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: The Super Bowl Footballs Will Be Under Tight Security An Alabama Fan Threw His Cup At The Crowd And Got Taken Out By Security Here’s Security Camera Video Amanda Bynes Being Crazy
  • DeAndre Jordan Is Signing With The Dallas Mavericks

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    3 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    DeAndre Jordan is signing a 4-year, $80 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Yahoo Sports. Free agent center DeAndre Jordan will be signing a four-year, $80 million contract with the Mavericks, sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015 DeAndre Jordan will be joining the Mavs. The Clippers are […] The post DeAndre Jordan Is Signing With The Dallas Mavericks appeared first on Front Page Buzz. Related posts: DeAndre Jordan Looking At Four Teams In Free Agency Wesley Matthews Joining Dallas On A Four-Year Deal Michael Jordan Has…
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  • Copa America Final: Chile Beat Argentina On Penalties To Lift Trophy

    Ogbodo
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Almost wasn’t enough for the Albiceleste one more time as Chile win their first major trophy. After 120 minutes of goalless and drab display from both sides, it was down to the impartial judge called penalty to pick the winner. Chile turned up for the shootout on their home soil, as they beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties, with Messi the only Argentine to score. It has been 22 years since Argentina last won the competition and almost a year after losing the world cup, Messi could not get the national trophy he needed. …Read More Via:: 360NOBS.COM The post Copa America Final: Chile…
  • Photo:UNIBEN Graduate Kidnapped By Father’s Client Found Buried In Shallow Grave At Iyana Ipaja Lagos

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    4 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Photo:UNIBEN Graduate Kidnapped By Father’s Client Found Buried In Shallow Grave At Iyana Ipaja Lagos Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading Photo:UNIBEN Graduate Kidnapped By Father’s Client Found Buried In Shallow Grave At Iyana Ipaja Lagos Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit…
  • Special Talent: Watch Some Of The Most Shocking Misses From Gonzalo Higuain’s Career

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    4 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Gonzalo Higuain is developing a reputation as one of the least productive strikers in world football, at least when it matters most. The striker’s bad luck stretches back to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he’d have given Argentina the win, had he converted just one of the array of chances he missed. Higuain also missed a penalty that would have given his club side Napoli a Champions League spot, and most recently, missed another penalty yesterday as Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America Final. Watch some of these misses and more below! <iframe width="1090"…
  • Monk Chief – Conga ( Viral Video) | $5,000

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    4 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Eazy South Records presents the viral video for Conga by Monk Chief. The video was shot in South Africa and exhibits some the Conga Dance Move. You can win big if you out dance Monk Chief! Upload your conga viral video and stand a chance to win $5000. UPload your video on with the hashtag #monkcheifconga on YouTube and compete instantly. Before then, watch the Conga Viral video by Monk Chief after the cut… …Read More Via:: LINDA IKEJI The post Monk Chief – Conga ( Viral Video) | $5,000 appeared first on .
  • The Benefits Of Kingdom Stewardship By Bishop David Oyedepo

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    4 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading The Benefits Of Kingdom Stewardship By Bishop David Oyedepo Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com The news story is brought to you by NaijaGists.com You Are Reading The Benefits Of Kingdom Stewardship By Bishop David Oyedepo Originally posted on NaijaGists.com. Follow www.naijagists.com on Facebook, Twitter News By NaijaGists.com. Visit www.naijagists.com July 5, 2015 – The Benefits Of Kingdom Stewardship By Bishop David Oyedepo…
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  • Apple Maps Adds New Review Sources, Replacing Yelp Outside US In Many Cases

    sandeepwa
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Apple has added reviews content from TripAdvisor and Booking.com to Apple Maps. Spotted first by AppleInsider, the new review sources appear to be both for US and international locations, though predominantly outside the US. Yelp reviews are still present, but appear to have been replaced for hotel and restaurant searches in most (though not all) international contexts. In the US, I wasn’t able to find TripAdvisor and Booking.com content except in isolated cases. The new review sources show up in mobile results and on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Booking.com is being used for…
  • Facebook Post Search Is Finally Coming To Android Devices

    sandeepwa
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Android users, left out when Facebook launched its revamped search product in December, are finally being included. Late last night, we received a notification on an Android phone that it is now possible to find posts that have been shared in the social network. Today, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the rollout on Android has begun, and that it would continue in the coming weeks. In December, Facebook rebranded Graph Search as Facebook Search on the web, mobile Facebook site and iOS devices. It’s only available for users using the U.S. English language setting. Facebook Search gives…
  • All about Whatsapp or Whatsapp Plus

    Sandeep Sharma
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. There is a mod version of WhatsApp available which is known as WhatsApp Plus. This modded version of WhatsApp i.e. WhatsApp Plus is having many addition feature than that of WhatsApp and it also enable users to do any customization. Lets have a WhatsApp Poll. On February 19, 2014, Facebook announced it would be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion, in what will be its largest acquisition to date. WhatsApp Plus keeps on…
 
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  • Kendall Jenner snaps smoking hot selfie in her underwear

    Canonclast Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Not one to hide from the camera, Kendall Jenner snapped a photo in her underwear and it has the internet buzzing. The 19 year old, regarded by many as the hottest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, is an aspiring model and television personality. She covered her chest in order to avoid suspension since she posted the photo on Instagram. According to Jenner, the photo was taken right after she crawled out of bed and brushed her teeth this morning. If only we could all wake up looking like this.
  • Misguided youth purposefully transform themselves to look undesirable #dontjudgechallenge

    Canonclast Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Teens are taking to social media with the #dontjudgechallenge to make a point that it’s not what’s on the outside that counts, but the inside. However, instead of making a bold statement, they’re making themselves look like fools. This is an example of failing education systems that don’t teach students the difference between interpreting stereotypes and playing into them. By augmenting a false reality with makeup and unrealistic toilet paper in their nostrils, these misguided youth are ridiculing people with real diseases. What’s more, reading through the…
  • SEE IT: Kim Kardashian looks like a man in new Rolling Stone cover

    Jessica Kanter
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Kim Kardashian was trying to look so much like a sailor that she actually passed it off. When our writers got a look at the new Rolling Stone cover with Kim Kardashian on it, at first glance, we thought it was a man. Don’t know if it’s the hat or the striped shirt, but this outfit definitely isn’t the most feminine in Kardashian’s closet. Sex crises in the Kardashian family are nothing new.  Recently, Bruce Jenner, father, came out as woman. Could this be the first sign of a big surprise for Kanye West?
  • Billionaires inject 24 million into Hillary Clinton campaign as #Hillarycashcow trends

    Mindy Astoria
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    This fourth of July, #Hillarycashcow is trending. It’s trending because Hillary Clinton has received more money from millionaires and billionaires than any of the other presidential candidates combined, including republicans. Keep in mind this is a democrat running for President, who slams republicans for “not being on the side of the average American.” Clinton, the master of disaster, is boasting her latest campaign injection of 24 million from George Soros, Haim Saban and others with a projected total of more than 50 million in the days to come all from the nation’s…
  • Small time bakers fined 135K for ‘being Christian’ and refusing to bake cake for lesbians

    Mindy Astoria
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    What is the price of marriage equality? Apparently 135k.  If you’re Christian. The Kleins, owners of mom and pop bakery, “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” have just been slapped with a 135k fine after they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple back in 2013. In unprecedented fashion, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) awarded $60,000 to Laurel Bowman-Cryer and $75,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman-Cryer for “emotional suffering.” “This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” the decree read. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve…
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  • Top 10 Best Cell Phone Armband Cases for Large Arms in 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Are you bored whenever your phone is not around you, especially when you are exercising? It won’t be a trouble any more. Own an armband case, and you will experience an enjoyable moment no matter when you swimming, running or doing other exercises. Therefore, the review below of the top 10 best cell phone armband cases will help you get the suitable one with the most affordable price. 1. JOTO Universal Waterproof Case Bag This Waterproof case bag is an awesome case of JOTO Universal. This case is able to protect not only from water and snow but also from dust, sand, and dirt, and you still…
  • Top 10 Best Waterproof Cases for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge In Reviews

    sophy
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    It is very boring sometimes when you want to capture the perfect moment under the rain or while you are swimming, yet you could not while your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge could not stand with the water. Understanding this disadvantage of these two models of most popular smartphone, we would like to introduce the top ten best waterproof cases for your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. 1. Galaxy S6 Case ,Waterproof Case Esscoe Galaxy S6 Waterproof Box with Strap This is a waterproof case that works very best in its job to protect your Galaxy S6 from water because it was made of qualified materials in a very…
  • Top 10 Best Pool Vacuum Head Reviews In 2015

    sophy
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    Cleaning pools takes time and is pretty tiring with a simple device. Do you find any difficulties in cleaning your pool? Do you find it hard to keep or install your cleaning tools? Here is a list of Top 10 Best Pool Vacuum Head Reviews in 2015 and check it out to see how they can help you in dealing with cleaning your pools. 10. Swimming Pool Vacuum Head with Air Relief Valves and Spring Handle Featuring two air relief valve, this vacuum head is a modern cleaning device that is well designed to clean fibregrass and vinyl lined swimming pools. Apart from preventing vacuum head from getting…
  • Top 10 Best Pool Pumps in 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    Lying or swimming in a pool is a new hobby of modern lifestyle. But, sometimes you feel like the water is too filthy to enjoy. And of course, it takes time to replace the dirty water since your old pump does not work well. Here is a list of Top 10 Best Pool Pumps in 2015. Check it out to see how powerfully they work or how cool and durable they are. 10. Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-Horsepower Above-Ground Pool Pump with Cord Weighing 26 pounds, Hayward SP1580X15 PowerFlo LX is a new technology pump with strainer that is well designed for above-ground and on-ground pools. This…
  • Top 10 Best Boxing Gloves In 2015 Reviews

    sophy
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Are you searching for the boxing gloves? If you are, you will be able to get the right gloves from the below review of top 10 best boxing gloves 2015. It won’t take you long, and you will believe it is worth taking a look of these short descriptions. Do not hesitate, scroll down now to see their functions and styles. 1. Hayabusa Tokushu Gloves They are the perfect gloves for boxing training. You can pick one among the 5 choices which are designed with two matching colors. These Hayabusa Fightwear Tokushu Gloves 10 oz allow you to throw faster punch which you never imagine. Once you wear…
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  • Defiant PM rejects Grexit; fears as he rallies ‘No’ vote

    FPJ Bureau
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Athens : Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally as he sought to revive support for a “No” vote in a referendum called to strengthen his hand in talks with international creditors. His typically charismatic turn on the stage came as the latest polls suggested Sunday’s plebiscite on Greece’s latest bailout offer was too close to call, with the EU nation of 11 million people evenly divided. Countering EU leaders’ warnings that a “No” could cause Greece to crash out of the eurozone, Tsipras told the crowd…
  • Pak court jails cleric for 10 yrs over hate-speech

    Sajjad Hussain  
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    The judge also fined Maulana Abdul Ghani Rs 750,000 Islamabad : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Muslim cleric to over 10 years in jail for making hate speeches against another sect. Judge Khalid Arshad sentenced Maulana Abdul Ghani, prayer leader of a mosque at Qaimpur Town near Hasilpur area of Bahawalpur district, to 10 years and four months in jail for making hate speeches against another sect after Fajr prayers. The judge also fined him Rs 750,000. Police had registered an FIR against Ghani and arrested him after he delivered provocative speeches following Fajr…
  • India refuses to vote against Israel at UNHRC

    Harinder Mishra              
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reached out to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and urged him to abstain during the UNHRC voting Jerusalem : India’s decision to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning Israel at the UN Human Rights Council for last year’s Gaza offensive is being seen in Israel as a “significant” change in New Delhi’s policy, reports PTI.  Officials here said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reached out to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and urged him to abstain during the UNHRC voting. The two leaders…
  • Key Taliban commander killed in Af

    FPJ Bureau
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Kabul : A key Taliban commander in Afghanistan, Hajji Wazir, was killed in a raid on Saturday, police said. “Hajji Wazir, the commander of Taliban militants in west Afghanistan, was chalking out a terrorist plan in a house when the security forces, acting upon intelligence report, raided the house on Saturday morning and killed him,” Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi as saying. Wazir commanded some 500 militants and his killing could be a major setback to the Taliban outfit in Herat and  adjoining provinces, Rozi added.
  • Colombian man ends life with govt backup

    FPJ Bureau
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    Bogota (Colombia): Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor’s bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet, reports AP. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.           For years, Quintana and a handful of other physicians have been performing what they consider mercy killings in a semi-clandestine state, at risk of prosecution and amid widespread…
 
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  • Senator for the Churches issues position on the PetroCaribe Loan Acts 2015

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    4 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Saturday, July 04, 2015. BMG: This evening, Rev. Father Noel Leslie, Senator for the Churches issued a press release explaining to the nation the position of the Roman Catholic Church of Belize regarding the PetroCaribe Loan Acts 2015. According to Rev. Father Noel Leslie, he has an obligation to vote in accordance with the majority decision of the body which he represents in the Senate; however on July 1st, he voted in favor of the PetroCaribe Loans Acts 2015 even though the Roman Catholic Church of Belize and Belmopan held a different position. “The Roman Catholic Church of Belize which…
  • Ministry of Natural Resources inaugurates garbage transfer station

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    4 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Saturday, July 4th, 2015. BMG: An initiative established several years ago has changed the collection and disposal of garbage from across the central corridor of Belize – the islands, Belize City, Belmopan and San Ignacio. The Belize Solid Waste Management Authority has overseen the construction of multiple transfer stations where garbage is collected and sorted to remove recyclable and other materials before being taken to a sanitary landfill at Mile 24 on the George Price Highway. On Friday, Minister of Natural Resources Gaspar Vega officially opened the fourth of five components of…
  • Minister accuses Maya of undermining court order

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    4 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Saturday, July 4th, 2015. BMG: Senator Lisel Alamilla, the Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, has accused Maya leaders of undermining the court order issued by the Caribbean Court of Justice in May concerning what rights they hold over lands within and surrounding the Maya communities of the Toledo District. According to the Senator, President of the Toledo Alcaldes Association (TAA), Alfonso Cal, told villagers in Indian Creek that “they have every right to go into any protected area, including any private protected area and stake claim, because all those…
  • Haiti complains of mistreatment of “foreign” Dominican citizens

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    4 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Saturday, July 4th, 2015. BMG: According to the Haiti Sentinel, the Dominican Republic has violated certain protocols for the deportation and return of “foreign” citizens, particularly Haitians. The two countries share the land mass of Hispaniola in the middle Caribbean, and according to the Sentinel the Dominican Republic decided several months ago to retroactively “denationalize” persons of foreign-born Dominican citizenship. Around 4:00 Thursday evening Haitian time, Dominican authorities dropped off a group of 21 persons, including eight minors, at the northern…
  • Plenty of dry weather this weekend

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    4 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Saturday, July 04, 2015. BMG: The National Met. Service of Belize is calling for mostly dry weather for the next 24 hours. The 24 hour forecast is for sunny conditions with only a few cloudy spells today and partly cloudy tonight, only isolated showers or isolated thunderstorms are expected to occur. The wind blows at 10 t0 20 knots with higher gust. Sea state considered moderate becoming rough at times with a small craft caution in effect. High temperatures are expected as follows: In the Coast 87 degrees F, Inland 94 degrees F, and in the hill 80 degrees F. A low tide will occur at 6:14 pm…
 
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  • 6 Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Should Visit This Summer

    xreporter
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Yet more of your favorite characters have probably been killed off in the latest Game of Thrones season finale. While you wait (or not) for season six next year, you’re probably wondering how to stay attached to a series where there are such few characters left you could actually root for! Why not revisit some ... The post 6 Game Of Thrones Filming Locations You Should Visit This Summer appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • 4 Ways to make Your Job-search Speedy Enough

    xreporter
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    With time passing by, you’ve been giving every modicum of effort to make your job search efficacious in each aspect. Right from sourcing and spotting all potential recruiters, to applying incessantly and running distances for a follow-up, the process has been quite rigorous at your end. However, there are plenty of other things you need ... The post 4 Ways to make Your Job-search Speedy Enough appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • 9 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Career Prospects as an Intern

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    17 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    While getting an appointment letter for internship is the ultimate news for many, utilizing this opportunity for their own best is what most of them fail at. Internships are incredible learning experiences and vary from individual to individual. But, being new to the job, you are bound to make certain mistakes. For this very purpose, ... The post 9 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Career Prospects as an Intern appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Marketing 101: How to Boost up Your Small Business

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    16 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Promoting your business requires a multifaceted approach. Just as a business plan outlines what your business does and how it will operate, a marketing plan outlines how you will promote your business. A marketing mix consists of several tactics used to promote your brand. Not only do you have to market your business to consumers, ... The post Marketing 101: How to Boost up Your Small Business appeared first on WorldXNews.
  • Issues and Complaints Regarding Payday Loan Industries Seem To Plummet In 2015

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    16 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    As per recent reports by the Citizens Advice charity, it has been revealed that the number of complaints and issues about the payday loan industry considerably reduced since the last year. When questioned about the reason for this significant drop, the researchers referred to the new rules that were introduced by the regulator of the ... The post Issues and Complaints Regarding Payday Loan Industries Seem To Plummet In 2015 appeared first on WorldXNews.
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  • Man abandons family after wife gives birth to 3rd set of twins

    Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    A 34 year old man named Citizen Emeka Benjamin Uche fled his home & remained incommunicado after his wife, Ruth, informed him that her third pregnancy was a set of twins – the couple’s third set. A distraught Uche upon hearing the news left their home in Agege in February this year. He hasn’t been heard from since then. The couple welcomed their first set of twin, both girls – Goodness and Goodnews in 2009 and in 2011 welcomed another twins – a boy and a girl, named John and Joyce. Ruth, who gave birth to the couple’s third set of twins, Daniel and Daniella…
  • Actress Paschaline Okoli poses in her nightgown in sexy new pics

    Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:48 am
    That is a night gown, abi? Actress Paschaline Alex Okoli shared these sexy new photos of herself to celebrate her birthday today July 3rd. More photos after the cut.. The post Actress Paschaline Okoli poses in her nightgown in sexy new pics appeared first on Itomie News.
  • Tribunal dismisses petition against Gov. Ayade

    Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    AyadeThe Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Cross River has dismissed the petition of Mr Fidelis Ugbo of Labour Party against Gov. Ben Ayade of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The tribunal Chairman, Justice Aliyu Maiyaki, dismissed the petition in Calabar on Friday following the withdrawal of the case by Mr Bolutife Olusegun, Counsel to the petitioner. Ugbo had challenged the declaration of Ayade as the winner of March 28 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Olusegun his counsel had urged the tribunal to strike out the petition rather…
  • Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Ambode at APC NEC meeting

    Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Here are photos from APC’s National Executive Council meeting which held at the party secretariat in Abuja today July 3rd. More photos after the cut…   The post Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Ambode at APC NEC meeting appeared first on Itomie News.
  • Tear gas used to disperse Bayelsa Youth Corpers protesting over their pending allowance payment

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
    According to a Twitter user, the people pictured above were protesting against NYSC Bayelsa + Bayelsa State Government over the non payment of their allowances. Apparently force (tear gas & gun shots) were used to disperse them. More pics after the cut… The post Tear gas used to disperse Bayelsa Youth Corpers protesting over their pending allowance payment appeared first on Itomie News.
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  • “India Divided – Part 2″: Repercussions Of Caste Based System On Society

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

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

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

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

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    29 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    1985 साली नेरूळ, नवी मुंबई येथे सुरु झालेल्या सेंट झेविअर्स शिक्षण संस्थेच्या सेंट झेविअर्स शाळेच्या तीस वर्षाच्या कारकिर्दीत माध्यमिक व उच्च माध्यमिक शालांत परीक्षेत मराठी सेमी-इंग्रजी व इंग्रजी माध्यमाचा सलग 20 वर्षे 100% निकाल…
 
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  • Deputado paraibano defende mudança das penalidades do ECA ao invés de redução da maioridade penal

    inboox
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    O deputado paraibano Jeová Campos se posicionou contra a aprovação da redução da maioridade penal de 18 para 16 anos de idade, a votação ocorreu na noite da última quarta-feira (01), um dia após um Projeto de Emenda Constitucional (PEC) semelhante ser derrubada. A idade penal foi reduzida para 16 anos em casos de homicídio, lesão grave e crime hediondoO Deputado que compõe a Assembleia Legislativa da Paraíba defendeu mudanças das penalidades do Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (ECA) ao invés da redução da maioridade penal. “Não sou favorável a redução da…
  • Carne Latina: Macumbia lança novo disco sexta em João Pessoa

    inboox
    11 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    A banda Macumbia é bastante conhecida pelo público alternativo que frequenta o Centro Histórico de João Pessoa, com o seu sucesso “André” conquistou diversos fãs em toda a Paraíba e já fez shows em diversas cidades do nordeste. Macumbia está lançando o seu segundo CD intitulado “Carne Latina”, a festa de lançamento será no dia 15 de maio (sexta), na área de lazer do Sesc Centro a partir das 19h, com entrada gratuita. Existente desde o ano de 2012, a banda Macumbia nasceu na cidade de João Pessoa,  a partir da necessidade de unir a música dançante…
  • Super Star: Dois Africanos se apresentam sábado em João Pessoa

    inboox
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    A banda Dois Africanos fez um sucesso enorme no programa “Super Star” da Rede Globo, cantando o seu sucesso “Eu sou de lá”chegaram a 87% dos votos dos brasileiros, sendo a banda mais votada dessa edição. A banda de World Hip-hop (Pop Rap e R&B com varias influências musicais) foi criada em 2012 no Brasil. O objetivo da banda é mostrar a presença de ritmos africanos na música de outras partes do mundo, assim como unir sons culturalmente difundidos na África com a roupagem da nova música pop mundial. Originários de países que possuem o francês como…
  • Concessionária Jaguar Land Rover na Paraíba é escolhida a melhor do Brasil

    inboox
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Na premiação da Jaguar Land Rover Brasil, a Rota Premium levou três das oito distinções do prêmio: “Melhor Concessionária”, “Melhor Pós-Vendas”  e “Melhor Gerente de Pós-Vendas” Na noite da última segunda-feira, dia 13 de abril, a concessionária paraibana Rota Premium Jaguar/Land Rover ganhou três premiações nacionais. Dentre elas, a loja  ganhou a maior de todas as distinções, que foi o de “Melhor concessionária do ano fiscal 2014/2015”, além de “Melhor pós-vendas”  e “Melhor gerente de pós-vendas”. Em todo o Brasil existem 40 showrooms Jaguar…
  • “Como Treinar o Seu Dragão” ganha série animada na Netflix

    inboox
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Uma parceria entre os Studios da DreamWorks e a rede de streaming Netflix darão aos fãs da animação “Como treinar o seu dragão”, uma série animada chamada “Dragões: Corrida até o limite” (Dragons: Race To The Edge). A série contará a história de soluço, banguela e seus amigos após encontrarem um artefato chamado “Olho do dragão”, fazendo com que os protagonistas viajem para novas terras e vivam novas aventuras descobrindo novos dragões e lutando contra outras pessoas que estão querendo se apossar do artefato misterioso. A Netflix anunciou…
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  • Clinton accuses China of stealing US secrets

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Washington, July 5 : US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information, saying the country is "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America", and urged vigilance, BBC reported on Sunday.
  • Moderate rains to continue in Karnataka

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Bengaluru, July 5 : Rain and thundershowers would occur at many places of Karnataka's coastal region, as also at a few places in the south and north interior areas of the state, the weather office here said on Sunday.
  • Greece debt crisis: High-stake bailout referendum underway

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    London, July 5 : Polling booths in Greece have opened for the crucial bailout referendum, in which voters will take a call on whether to accept or reject the terms being offered by European creditors.
  • Michael Douglas' mother Diana Douglas dies battling with cancer

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Washington DC, July 5 : Hollywood actress and mother of Michael Douglas, Diana Douglas, has passed away at the age of 92 at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, California following a battle with cancer.
  • 'Selfie with daughter' controversy: Bollywood supports Shruti Seth

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    New Delhi, July 5 : The Bollywood industry has come in support of Shruti Seth, who was recently slammed and trolled on Twitter for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfie with daughter initiative an 'eyewash'.
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  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Lady, Officials Investigating Water Source

    Peter Allen
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Naegleria flowleri, frequently called the brain-eating amoeba, eliminated a female from Bishop, California. Naegleria flowleri infections are exceptionally uncommon, but usually deadly. Officials are dealing with the household to locate the amoeba’s source and have actually told the public that their safety is not at danger. The female’s symptoms appeared on June 16th. She reported headaches followed by nausea and throwing up. According to the Los Angeles Times, she likelied to Northern Inyo Hospital, where doctors detected her with meningitis. The brain-eating amoeba infection…
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway results: Austin Dillon prevents carnage to win

    Sorab Ghaswalla
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    2 massive wrecks over the final 10 laps knocked out numerous competitors. Avoiding 2 multi-car mishaps over the final 10 laps, Austin Dillon emerged triumphant in the Xfinity Series race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon assumed the lead when the 2nd “huge one” collected numerous oppositions on the backstretch with 4 laps continuing to be. The carnage started when leader Brian Scott tried to swerve up the track and stunt the energy of Elliott Sadler, who was already together with Scott. The contact sent Scott, who led a race-high 84 laps, nose-first into the…
  • 5 Ways to Retire Early

    Ray Jones
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Submitted under: Realty, Personal Finance, Early Retirement, Retirement Living Getty ImagesCreating an in-depth monetary plan is a vital step to retiring early. By Kelly Campbell Retirement is considered the time to stop working, start decreasing and not do anything however unwind. For lots of, nevertheless, it is ending up being a time for more activity. In reality, many retired people are doing things they never ever thought possible, like training for marathons, traveling the world as well as beginning their own business. Retirement as we understand it has actually altered. And while our…
  • IS video reveals murders at Palmyra

    Brett Samuels
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Islamic State ‘murders 25 males in Palmyra’ 4 July 2015 From the area Middle East A video apparently released by the Islamic State group reveals 25 males being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra, in Syria. IS said the males were soldiers recorded in the city of Homs. They were shot dead inside Palmyra’s amphitheatre.Stills from the video showed the killers to be young males, possibly even as young as 13 or 14. IS captured Palmyra and the neighbouring modern city, in your area known as Tadmur, in late May.The video was distributed by accounts known to be related to…
  • Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests

    Randee Head
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Just a day after an enormous revolt took down parts of Reddit, the website now seems mainly back to normal. Many all significant subreddits are back online after volunteer mediators (who run subreddits without direct control from the business) started setting hundreds of popular subreddits to personal mode on Thursday and Friday, shutting out almost all visitors. The protests accomplished its objective– the uprising at Reddit gained international media attention, consisting of posts from The New york city Times, The Guardian, Time, and the BBC– and it appears mediators chose there…
 
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  • Here's How Much Weight Marriage Packs On

    Arden Dier
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Marriage doesn't just add to your happiness , but also to your waistline, according to a new study. But singles shouldn't boast just yet. German and Swiss researchers surveyed 10,226 people in nine European countries on their marital status and body mass index—a health indicator based on a person's...
  • Obama to Make History for Federal Prisoners

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    President Obama appears ready to make history by commuting sentences for nearly 80 federal prisoners this month—more than any president has in decades, the New York Times reports. His expected clemency will free prisoners put away on non-violent drug charges, and reflects a bigger effort by the Obama administration...
  • Panama Gives Donald Trump Some Bad News

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants . The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel say that this year they won't participate in or broadcast the Miss Universe contest partly owned by...
  • Family Watches 'With Horror' as Baby Floats Away

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    What a day at the beach: A family was "apparently settling in" on the sand when their 10-month-old baby floated out to sea on a flotation device, the Telegraph reports. The family and other beach-goers watched "with horror," the paper says, as strong currents and winds carried out little Melda...
  • Tom Cruise Close to Quitting Scientology: Report

    Neal Colgrass
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Tom Cruise, leaving Scientology? Thank his daughter Suri if it happens: Citing an article that links to Star magazine, Gawker reports that Cruise is edging toward leaving the Church of Scientology after a tearful phone call with Suri. "She was going on and on about her ballet class and how...
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  • ISIS Beheads Civilian Women and Husbands Citing Witchcraft

    Angelina Bouc
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    The richest terrorist organization across the globe continues an unbridled trail of terror. The Islamic State also known as IS and ISIS captured two Syrian civilian women and their husbands. The group claimed the married couples were performing acts of witchcraft, and sentenced them to death. The couples were beheaded and displayed for others in […] ISIS Beheads Civilian Women and Husbands Citing Witchcraft is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Queen’s Guard Stops Annoying Tourist Actions with Raised Rifle

    Angelina Bouc
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    For years the mockery of the Queen’s Guards have been made on television, and in person. One tourist learned they are not prone to dismissal of excessive teasing. A video surfaced where tourists could be heard snickering in the background as their disrespectful friend marches alongside the guard. As the guard marches, and turns to continue, […] Queen’s Guard Stops Annoying Tourist Actions with Raised Rifle is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • 1 Dead, 16 Injured in Block Party Shootings in Detroit, Philadelphia

    Angelina Bouc
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    A block party with 400 adults and children was interrupted Saturday when unknown individuals opened fire on the crowd. The party was held on a basketball court in Detroit’s West End. Detroit police believe one person at the party was a target and others near “just happened to be at this party,” Assistant Police Chief Steve […] 1 Dead, 16 Injured in Block Party Shootings in Detroit, Philadelphia is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Escaped Circus Elephant Attacks, Kills Man in Germany

    Angelina Bouc
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Using wildlife for entertainment purposes has been long debated – the behavior of an animal can shift, and become highly aggressive. Police are investigating a death that occurred in the early morning hours in the southwestern German city, Buchen. The unidentified 65-year-old victim was out for his usual morning walk, picking up bottles and can […] Escaped Circus Elephant Attacks, Kills Man in Germany is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Figo the Service Dog on the Mend After Act of Heroism

    Angelina Bouc
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:39 am
    In New York one amazing dog is being heralded a hero. Audrey Stone and her service dog, Figo, were walking in Brewster, New York on Monday morning. The pair was crossing the street when Figo turned and saw danger quickly approaching. A mini school bus was headed directly towards the pair – understanding the impending threat Figo […] Figo the Service Dog on the Mend After Act of Heroism is a post from: Viral Global News. If you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow VGN on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
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  • It's OFFICIAL: Galatasaray Signs Arsenal's Forward Podolski

    Gist End
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Turkish Club, Galatasaray have completed the signing of The German International Lukas Podolski on a three-year deal. The Arsenal forward failed to impress Coach Arsene Wenger during the first half of last season, and he was loaned to Inter Milan during the January transfer window.   Galatasaray also made proposals in the past years," Podolski said:"But this year there was more intense interest. My parents wanted me to come here.    "Galatasaray were champions last year. We will play to be champions in the coming years, we're looking to get to the next…
  • Throw Back: Torres Joins Liverpool #OnThisDay

    Gist End
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    On this day, about eight years ago, i.e 4th of July 2007, Liverpool fc signed Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid on a six-year deal for a reported £20million fee.
  • Robin Van Persie Turns Down Besiktas

    Gist End
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Robin van Persie has turned the down the opportunity to join Besiktas as Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for the striker this summer and the Turkish giants have targeted him as a replacement for Demba Ba, who has joined Shanghai Shenhua. Besiktas were prepared to pay around £7million for the Dutchman and offer him a lucrative long-term contract . But Van Persie is reluctant to uproot his family and move to Turkey and will not consider any offer from the club.
  • Liverpool Secures Eighth Summer Signing

    Gist End
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Liverpool have signed striker Brooks Lennon from MLS side Real Salt Lake as their eighth summer arrival.  According to the Liverpool Echo, the USA Under-18 international will join the club's academy in the hope of impressing and making the step up to Brendan Rodgers' first team. The 17-year-old American has become Liverpool's eighth summer signing and the third to be completed this week after the arrivals of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton and Barcelona winger Bobby Adekanye.Lennon, who has been labelled the USA's hottest prospect, scored 31 goals for Real Salt Lake's academy side…
  • Lawal Daura: Eight Things You Should Know About New SSS Boss

    Gist End
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Eight Things You Should Know About New SSS Boss Daura was born in Daura, Katsina state, on the August 5, 1953.New head of SSS attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1977 – 1980. He’s returning to head the SSS from retirement.Daura started his carrier in the State Security Service in 1982 and rose to the rank of Director.He was at one time the Deputy Director, Presidential Communication, Command and Control Centre, at the presidential villa in Abuja between 2003 and 2007.6. New SSS boss also served as State Director of Security Service at different times in Kano, Sokoto, Edo,…
 
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  • Greece Votes in Referendum With Future in Euro in Doubt - NDTV

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    NDTVGreece Votes in Referendum With Future in Euro in DoubtNDTVAthens: Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. Staged against a backdrop Are We About to Witness a 'Schrodinger's' Greece?Wall Street Journal (blog)Greece debt crisis: High-stake bailout referendum underwayFinancial ExpressThe Latest on Greece: Polls Open in Bailout ReferendumNew York TimesBBC News -Sydney Morning Herald -Washington…
  • Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand - Financial Express

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Financial ExpressDraft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in handFinancial ExpressWorld powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats Deal with Iran raises fears of funds for terrorismBoston HeraldMinisters back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal pushThe Daily StarForeign ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal pushEconomic TimesAl-Arabiya -The Guardian Nigeria…
  • On His Native Turf, Pope Frances Touches on Cherished Issues - New York Times

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:06 pm
    NewsweekOn His Native Turf, Pope Frances Touches on Cherished IssuesNew York TimesQUITO, Ecuador — History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.Pope to focus on poor in South AmericaiAfrica.comLatin America visit will test pope's ability to defend his flockPittsburgh Post-GazettePope Francis to leave for South America in 'homecoming' tripJerusalem Post Israel NewsReuters Indiaall…
  • Clinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire parade - Fox News

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fox NewsClinton campaign ropes off reporters at New Hampshire paradeFox NewsJuly 4, 2015: Hillary Clinton walks in a New Hampshire parade, with the press behind a rope. (Maggie Haberman/New York Times). 0705 clinton nyt2.jpg. July 4, 2015: Cameramen roped off during Hillary Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire. (Maggie ...Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computersReutersNo Substitute for 'Constant Engagement' With Vladimir Putin, Says Hillary ClintonNDTVClinton campaign corrals reporters at July Fourth paradeCBS NewsCNN International -Washington Post -Sky…
  • Let freedom ring: America celebrates Independence Day - Fox News

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Fox NewsLet freedom ring: America celebrates Independence DayFox NewsAmericans across the country celebrated Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and movies Saturday as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation. Though rainy weather swept through the region ...America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, paradesWashington TimesHappy birthday America!Boston HeraldThousands attend fireworks spectacular on EsplanadeBoston GlobeReuters UKall 708 news articles »
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  • Rochas Okorocha: is it right?

    Admin Admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:15 pm
    “Is it true that Governor Rochas Okorocha and Uwajumogu are patrons of cult groups in Imo State as was revealed at the security meeting on the 5th of June 2014?” My heart is presently bleeding. I am in pains, just as other well meaning citizens of Imo State who reside in the State capital. Two […] The post Rochas Okorocha: is it right? appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Skinny jeans bad for your health

    Obi Ebuka Onochie
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    Skinny jeans can cause serious damage to nerves and muscles, doctors have warned. Just how bad for your health is the definitive hipster garment, asks Jon Kelly. Someone warn Russell Brand. Send help to the Duchess of Cambridge. Skinny jeans have long been the legwear of choice among fashionistas, but it appears there are health […] The post Skinny jeans bad for your health appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Before we all change; what do you want to change?

    Ogundipe David Oluwasegun
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    “Change is constant, life itself is not stagnant, but before you change, what do you want to change?” If there is something that every man must avoid in life, an unhealthy comparison should come to mind. That thing is killing – a slow killer – victims are mostly unaware of this slow poison. It eats […] The post Before we all change; what do you want to change? appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Boko Haram: recent attack inhuman, barbaric – Buhari

    Admin Admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    President Muhammadu Buhari ‎has described as most inhuman and barbaric, the murder by terrorist sect Boko Haram of 150 innocent men, women and children in Kukawa on Thursday. In a statement ‎released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu‎, the President further described it as a very heinous atrocity which must be unreservedly condemned by all people of […] The post Boko Haram: recent attack inhuman, barbaric – Buhari appeared first on 360 Naija.
  • Let’s put our house in order to avoid disappointing Nigerians – Buhari urges APC leaders

    Dr. Edwin Ndukwe
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to work hard to quickly resolve internal differences in the party and avoid disappointing Nigerians. Addressing members of the National Executive Committee of the APC, President Buhari warned that having won the battle of the last general elections, the APC now runs the […] The post Let’s put our house in order to avoid disappointing Nigerians – Buhari urges APC leaders appeared first on 360 Naija.
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